Road Repairs at last ! ~ first weeks of May

**Thursday ~ Finished North of Crossroads **Hillgrove Lane, Northchapel is temporarily prohibited between the A283 and Mill Lane from Tuesday 12th May 2015 for 5 working days between 9:30am and 3:30pm for carriageway patching (div route - Hillgrove Lane, A283, A272, Upperton Road, Park Terrace, Upperton Road, Monument Hill, Whites Green Road, Hill Grove Lane and vice versa).

White Green Road, Lurgashall/Tillington is temporarily prohibited between Mill Lane and Westlands Copse Lane from Wednesday 13th May 2015 for 2 days between 7:30am and 6pm for carriageway patching (div route - Monument Hill, Upperton Road, Park Terrace, A272, A283, Hillgrove Lane and vice versa).

Jays Lane, Lurgashall is temporarily prohibited between Jobsons Lane and Tennysons Lane from Friday 15th May 2015 for 2 working days between 7:30am and 6pm for carriageway patching (div route - Roundhurst Lane, Jobsons Lane and vice versa).

Lurgashall FETE ~ Sat 6th June

Yes its that time again. Donations of help and material objects for the fete required. See the May newsletter for details and changes since last year. Flyer for the fete. Keep up to date via their Twitter feed @lurgashallfete


After the recent elections Lurgashall Parish Council has a vacancy for a councillor. Please contact/apply to the clerk for more information.

Wednesday FILM NIGHT ~ 6th May 19:00 for 19:30

On his 5th wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and the media, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behaviour have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
Based on the bestLselling book by Gillian Flynn

Tickets 5 each, available in the Village Shop, or on the door

Lurgashall Open Gardens ~ Sun 14 June 13:30 - 16:30

Organised by the Horticultural Club.

Cricket Fixtures 2015

Fixtures at Lurgashall in the coming weeks are as follows
April 18 Grayshott v Bramley
April 25 Grayshott v Shalford
May 2 Lurgashall v Cody -- cancelled as sadly Cody club folded
May 9 Grayshott v Tongham
May 16 Lurgashall v The Bourne
May 23 Grayshott v Blackheath
May 24 pitch hire
May 25 Lurgashall v Ebernoe
May 30 Lurgashall v Wood St Village
As in previous years, the Hammer Bottom Butsers will once more be gracing the Lurgashall green sward on a number of Sundays with cricket at a more graceful pace.

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.

Southern Water installing meters ~ from end May

Southern Water meter installation program should reach Lurgashall GU289 from the end of May. Their website is a bit out of date regards the program as we are still down for 2013 installation. However, they do have a Metering Call Centre on 0333 2003 014.

Remember: our Parish Newsletter for a whole month of What's On in the parish and locally.
- view from downloads sidebar on left

Lurgashall Village Hall ~ This is its 100th year

The Lurgashall Village Hall now has its own website - see links at top left of this page.

Broadband Speed

From the "West Sussex Better Connected Dec 2014 newsletter".
Still Northchapel exchange is "Blue - Under Evaluation" status. I emailed the project about the prospect of Northchapel getting high speed broadband but the reply I got was not promising. As I understand it the cabinet serving Lurgashall (called Northchapel B) is so far away from Lurgashall that even if they did upgrade it to "fiber to the cabinet(FTTC)" the final copper lines to the premises our houses & businesses would still be so long as to limit the speed. Yes we may get the promised minimum 2Mbit.

If you go and look at their map you will see the ALL the exchanges in the north west of the county are status BLUE and none have been upgraded. Petworth is the closest where work appears to have been done.

Plus find what speed you and your neighbours are getting at,,,,,  

Salt BINS 2013-14

As no roads in the parish of Lurgashall are on the WSCC main salt/grit routes, your parish council has joined a WSCC inititive to part fund additional salt bins situated at strategic locations around the parish. The map shows the salt locations as well as the strategic routes in/out of the village. Don't think we ever needed the salt this past winter, so the bins are already full for 2014/15. WSCC advice & info on winter maintainance is available here.
View Lurgashall Salt Bins in a larger full google map window.

South Downs Local Plan

The Local Plan (formerly the Local Development Framework) is the document that sets out how we will shape future development in the Nation Park. Consultation on the Plan is open throughout April at the SDNP website.
Neighbourhood Watch
New easier to find Neighbourhood Watch section now on it's own page. Follow the link at the top left of this page or Neighbourhood Watch
Police:999 or 101
Charles Allis email: nw @

Events Past

Lurgashall Fete 2014 ~ Saturday 7th June

Sat 7th June
opens 14:00

The Lurgashall Fete comes around again. See the full details on p17 of the June Newsletter (or download from left sidebar)

Lurgashall Fete has gone all modern this year and we do have a twitter feed @LurgashallFete if you want to just follow events or even join in.

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