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FILM NIGHT ~ Wednesday 5 September 19:00 for 19:30 Admission £5

This month's film:: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
Based on best selling novel about a book club formed during occupied Guernsey in WWII. By the producers of The Best Marigold Hotel.
Stars: Lilly James

Next films -
SPECIAL Additional Film:: Friday September 28th Sept ~ Edie

Tickets just £5 each, available in the Village Shop, or on the door. Bar available.

Lurgashall Fete distribution - Thursday 20th September

19:00 for 19:30 to decide how to spend the cash from our successful fete once again

Lurgashall Parish Council - Thursday 27th September

Change from previous date: See Parish Council Noticeboard for full agenda.

Vélo South Bicycle race ~ Sunday 23rd September 2018

This 100mile cycle race is being held in Sussex in late september and will pass through our parish. It will enter near Fisher Street, go on to Gospel Green and then south down Jobson's Lane to leave our parish and head for Fernhurst. As they are expecting some 15,000 riders VeloSouth and WSCC have decided for the safety of the cyclists there will be road closure orders on most of the route. Motor vehicles will not be able to travel along or across the closed roads - only emergency vehicles excepted. So the advice is plan ahead and for some this will mean plan for how carers and nurses etc will visit you on the day.. As the route crosses the A283 they will SHUT the A283 at Fisherstreet Crossroads from 08:15 to 16:45

See Lurgashall Parish plus the Velo Route here in Google Maps. {Press & hold then open in new tab to display correctly on mobiles}

Go to their website Velo South and look under Resident Info dropdown.

Lurgashall Village Shop ~ news

Open 9-5 except Wed 9-1 Sun 10-12 01428 707277
Temporary Closure for Modernising Post office & Store.
The branch will close for refurbishment from 11:00 on Wed 12th Sept ~to~ 09:00 on Monday 17th.

We now sell Quorn mince from the freezer, Artisan nut roast, Gordon Rhodes gluten free Bread Sauce, and Alpro almond milk.

Lurgashall Cricket Club 2018

Sadly Lurgashall cricket club ~ No team for 2018 season.
Sadly there will be no Lurgashall cricket team in 2018. Key players decided to move to other clubs and we can't raise a team this season. We are not alone in having this problem - Tillington also no more in 2018.
Read the May2018 newsletter for more info from the club.
However LCC guests (Grayswood Cricket Club & Hammer Bottom Busters) will be playing on the green most weekends

New Broadband Cabinet 'Northchapel 5' - Lurgashall - Now accepting orders

The parish council has just been informed by "West Sussex Better Connected" that Lurgashall's cabinet on the corner of the green (known as Northchapel 5) is now live and providers should be accepting orders for faster broadband. This cabinet only serves around the area of the green so you will have to use a broadband service checker - like Better Connected from WSCC to see what is available to you.

South Downs Local Plan Pre-Submission Consultation

The South Downs National Park Authority has published the Pre-Submission version of the South Downs Local Plan for public consultation.
This runs 26 September – 21 November 2017 so go to their website to view and maybe comment.

Changes to BUS Services to Lurgashall

Lurgashall bus service details
Following on from the previous note about the loss our Tuesday bus service via Compass 96 we are pleased to announce that the parish council has managed to persuade the Midhurst Community Bus to amended its Tuesday timetable as of 1st May 2017 to now include Lurgashall. Thanks to Joe for all his hard work in getting this achieved. See

Broadband Subsidy

The "Basic Broadband Subsidy Scheme" has been launched. It may apply to you if you live in the parish and enable you to get financial help with equipment to get a better broadband speed.

The UK Government is committed to providing every home and business across the country with access to a basic broadband service. If you cannot get a broadband speed of at least 2Mb per second you could qualify for a subsidised connection worth up to £350 to boost your internet speed. Please see for further information on finding out if you are eligible.

Waste Recycling Sites - reduction in hours

WSCC were have introduced reductions in the operations of the community waste recycling sites.
1) To reduce opening hours
2) To reduce number of days some sites are open
3) To introduce charging for rubble and DIY waste
4) To cease the mobile service at Lurgashall
5) Ban all but "small trailers" from ALL sites except Westhampnett "Large Vehicle Bays"

Fibre broadband for Lurgashall ~ action now

If you want a better broadband for Lurgashall then please add your name to the list of people from Lurgashall who are INTERESTED in an upgraded broadband connection. No commitment to purchase or anything ~ just registering an interest. See here for a full explanation and then email to:- lurgashallfibre@gmail.com.
The south west area of Lurgashall on the Lodsworth exchange is now partly fibre enabled.

Information Links

Remember:
our Parish Newsletter has a whole month of What's On in the parish

- view from downloads sidebar on left

ALLOTMENTS available in Lurgashall, Petworth

Lurgashall Parish Council has some spare allotments available to rent which are available now. Why not come to the Horticultural Show this August (Sat 16th 14:30) and see what others have grown on theirs this season !
Although preference would be given to parishioners, you don't have to be a resident of the parish in order to rent an allotment. So if you are looking or thinking of making a start with an allotment then contact the council for full details. Yearly rental (heavily subsidised by the PC) is only £20 per full plot or £10 per half plot if you want to make a start in a smaller way.

Broadband Speed

You can monitor the roll out of Fibre Broadband which started in 2014 and see if it has arrived for you..

The Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme has launched in 2017. See if you qualify by using their checker
http://basicbroadbandchecker.culture.gov.uk  

A number of sites will test and show what speed you are getting.
http://www.broadbandspeedtest.org.uk/,   very slim and simple checker that works quickly and still manages to give comparable results to the others.
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest.html,   Comprehensive local stats on the bottom right "postcode" button on results graph. Register to save your results history viewable in MyProfile.
http://www.speedof.me/   A pure HTML5 test with graphs, NOT requiring Java or Flash (good for tablets)
http://speedtest.btwholesale.com   BT Wholesale speedtest of connection back to local BT Northchapel exchange (plus Advanced testing)
http://www.testmy.net   Lots of options to customise, or run on automatic. Beware the DOWNLOAD buttons in adverts.
http://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/,   Simple but quite a few ads on the page
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/speedtest/,   Also shows speeds of alternative suppliers for your area
http://www.mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/,   http://speedtest.gammatelecom.com   http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/   http://www.samknows.com  
Note: Temporary disable antivirus will often get faster results as scanning the internet connection takes significant processor power.

Neighbourhood Watch

If you are interested in Neighbourhood you may be interested in http://www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/ where you can sign up to receive a email alerts from NW as well as the local police farmwatch etc newsletters. NeighbourhoodAlert
Police:999 or 101
Our local NW co-ordinator is Charles Allis email: nw @ lurgashall.org

Events Past

Common Land Explained

Good introductory article on common land

Aviation based talks in Chichester

AirACES Aviation talks starting January 2013 with 'The World Air Speed Record' set by Neville Duke along the Sussex coast in 1953