FILM NIGHT ~ 3 August 19:00 for 19:30

This month's film:: Far from the Madding Crowd
Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel, Far From the Madding Crowd tells the tale of Bathsheba Everdene's rags-to-riches rise to become a farm-owner in rural Dorset in the 1870's, the title coming from the fact that Dorset is a long way from the hustle and bustle of London "200 miles away”

Tickets just £5 each, available in the Village Shop, or on the door (but this month it would help if you could let the organisers know in advance for catering reasons)

Council ~ Monday 4th July 19:00

North Chichester County Local Committee meeting at Lurgashall Village Hall on the 4 July 2016. The new 6x6 fire engine will be there.

Waste Recycling Sites - reduction in hours

WSCC were consulting about 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 even small trailers from ALL sites except Westhampnett "Large Vehicle Bays" type
Give your views here

North Chichester County Local Committee ~ Monday 4 July @ 19:00

Meeting in Lurgashall Village Hall this time so ideal to go and see what is happening north of the downs with your local councils and the Local Community Projects being supported by WSCC.

Lurgashall defibrillator (PAD) ~ 30 April

The refurbishment of the BT phone box is complete and the de-fibrillator is back in its place. So on Saturday April 30th the Haslemere Community First Responders are offering free training sessions in CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and use of the Village’s defibrillator. Training will take place in our Village Hall. details

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:-
The south west area of Lurgashall on the Lodsworth exchange is now partly fibre enabled.
Information Links

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

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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

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)located on the east side of the A283 north of the turning to Lurgashall, is so far away from Lurgashall village 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 even your neighbours are getting at,   News & Information plus map of speedtests around your area. Register and login for your results viewable in MyProfile.,   BETA no flash/java   A pure HTML5 test with graphs, NOT requiring Java or Flash   Lots of nice options, or run on automatic.   BT speedtest of connection back to local BT exchange (Northchapel),   Simple but quite a few ads on the page,   Also shows speeds of alternative suppliers for your area,,  
Note: Temporary disable antivirus will often get faster results as scanning the internet connection takes significant processor power.

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

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