Balcombe news
Balcombe news

BALCOMBE’S NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: Great news! Our Neighbourhood Plan has been approved to go to Referendum on Thursday 1 September. Please vote YES to the question “Do you want Mid Sussex District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Balcombe to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” The plan has been developed over the past 4 years with periods of consultation along the way, presentations by local landowners, visits to specific village groups and numerous questionnaires. We hope therefore that the plan will be supported. If you would like to see a copy of the Plan and the associated documents : Design Guide, Consultation Statement, Sustainability Appraisal and Basic Conditions Statement please see the Parish Council website or call 01444 811800.

BALCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL: have a Planning Meeting on Thursday 18 August at 8.00 pm in Bramble Hall. This will purely discuss planning applications that have come in over the summer.

PAWS & CLAWS COFFEE MORNING: takes place on Saturday 20 August from 10.00 am until 12 noon in the Parish Room. There will be the popular gift stall along with raffles and tombola.

CATS PROTECTION LEAGUE: have a Summer Garden Party in the Parish Room on Sunday 21 August from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm. There will be fancy gifts, cakes, books, bric-a-brac, toys, and plants as well as tombola and raffle. Music will be provided by the Sussex Folk Orchestra. Bring your family and friends – free entrance.

BOWLS CLUB: The results for Saturday 23 July Southwick Park 61: Balcombe 73. Sunday 24 July Henfield 69: Balcombe 59. Saturday 30 July Barcombe 58: Balcombe 77. Sunday 31 July Haywards Heath & Beech Hurst 40: Balcombe 67. Saturday 6 August Balcombe 50: Redhill 38. Sunday 7 August Balcombe 53: Southwater 67.

DOG OWNERS: please clear up after your dog, using a bag and leaving the bag in situ is not acceptable. We have dog pooh bins a variety of locations around the village please use them.

TIGGERS LATE SUMMER PARTY!: On Saturday 10 September at the Balcombe Cricket Ground join Tiggers for a fabulous evening of dancing and fun to start the new school year in style. They are extremely excited to announce the return of the amazing ‘Superlatives’ band ( Tickets £45 include food, drinks (wine, beer and soft drinks), marquee and entertainment. All proceeds will go to Tiggers Preschool. Tickets will be on sale at Balcombe Stores, the Half Moon Pub and by emailing

ROAD CLOSURE: On Tuesday 23 until Thursday 25 August Mill Lane will be closed by Southern Water for Sewer CCTV survey and cleaning.

BOWLS CLUB: On Saturday 13 August Southwick Park 69: Balcombe 80. Sunday 14 August Reigate Priory 70: Balcombe 62. On Sunday morning it was the Stewart Oxley semi-final matches with West Hoathly playing Burgess Hill and Preston Bowls playing Popes Mead. Popes Mead and Burgess Hill went through to the final which will be played in Balcombe on Sunday 21 August at 10.00 am.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 21 August 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10.00 am Parish Eucharist

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