West Sussex County Council has recently launched a crowdfunding platform called the West Sussex Crowd. It’s aim is to help community groups and projects raise money and gather support.
Anyone, from local businesses to individuals, can make a pledge.
West Sussex County Council is also making £330,000 available to pledge to projects on the site.
They’re trying to spread the word and encourage as many local communities as possible to make the most of this.
You can find out more about the West Sussex Crowd here: West Sussex Crowd
The new houses currently being built at the south end of London Road will be ready for occupation this spring by people with a Bolney connection. Called Magdalene Rise, the development of 12 dwellings is a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom properties, all for rent at below market rates.
Anyone interested in a home should APPLY NOW for inclusion on the Mid-Sussex Common Housing Register, (also called the Mid-Sussex Housing Register in some places). The first stage is to determine your eligibility here
This is done by a succession of statements to which you need to answer YES or NO before the next statement appears. Clicking in the long box brings up the YES and NO alternatives. Then you need to tick the box beside one or more of the options for your ‘connection with Mid Sussex’.
If you are eligible for housing in Mid-Sussex, click on the link to the Homemove website for the online form and guidance on the process. In case of difficulty please call Sussex Homemove on 0300 100 0303.
The homes at Magdalene Rise will be allocated to people with a Bolney connection first before being offered to people from our closest villages if there are not enough qualified applicants from Bolney. So it is important for people to apply to register an interest as soon as possible and before the end of November.
To qualify for a Bolney connection you need to have lived or be living in Bolney, OR be employed in Bolney, OR have a close relative living in Bolney.
The development and management of Magdalene Rise is being undertaken by English Rural Housing Association, a specialist provider of affordable rural homes. For more information or advice please contact Pam Howard – Housing Services Administrator – 01483 540873 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bolney Parish Council would like to see the homes all filled with Bolney people so don’t delay register now!
Recently there have been reports of cars travelling too fast along the rural roads in Bolney which due to the lack of visibility is dangerous for people walking and cycling in the lanes, as well as for horses and residents’ pets. A cat has recently been run over and killed in Jeremys Lane and a dog also run over along the same stretch of road.
Many of those using the lanes are locals so please take care when driving in all the narrow lanes around Bolney and reduce your speed right down.
The Parish Council has received complaints that walkers are not staying on the West Sussex County Council footpaths when crossing the fields behind the cricket pitch northwards towards Ryecroft Road.
Please note that the ONLY official footpaths in that area are 19Bo which runs from the Old London Road up the steps towards the Vicarage and then down past the church. The other one is 18Bo which goes from the school northwards along the left hand edge of the field coming out at the corner of Ryecroft Road/London Road.
When walking in that area please stick to the official footpaths and d0n’t make detours across the land which is private property.
Many thanks for your consideration.