THE WEATHER: We are experiencing all kinds of weather these past few weeks, at the beginning of last week during the night the wind brought down a heavy branch of a tree overhanging the middle of Ridge Road and had to be taken away by the tree surgeons. During the operation, and it really was not their fault, the overhead telephone line came down and for four days we were without a land-line or internet. We contacted our telephone provider and were put through to someone in India, when my husband explained what had happened the young lady said that he could buy some black wire from our local hardware shop and mend it himself, to save waiting for them to come. He does have a sense of humour, and replied ‘that if he was fit enough he might be able to climb the telegraph pole to mend it’ the young lady apologised and said that she had not understood. We are now back on line and all is well.
THE POND: With the rainfall we have had, it is really noticeable how full the pond is. All winter we have been waiting for the rain to come, and we hope that this is an indication that the reservoirs are also filling up.
CONCERT: The first of the concerts to take place this year in St Laurence’s will take place on February 18 at 5.30pm, when we are very fortunate to have the Copper Family perform for us presenting music from the South Downs. This group is the internationally famous folk family from Rottingdean, they are renowned for their harmony singing and are the seventh of consecutive generations of the family which can trace their singing tradition back to at least the 18th Century. Admission is free with donations.
PROGRAMME: To look for more details of this year’s bicentennial programme look on www.stanmerwithfalmer.com.
PARISH COUNCIL: At the parish council meeting this week, stadium issues were discussed. The parking issues were raised with the stadium and they say, having spoken to the stewards, the parking whilst the last few home matches were on have been monitored more carefully. There seems to be a hope for the future that new plans relating to the bus stop on the A27, which, at the moment cannot be used, will be put forward to all parties, it seems that we have to wait for the new financial year for the finance, which is in April. The proposed changes on parking layout in the village was discussed and the council are writing to say that the existing parking restrictions should remain in place and not be changed.
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