Shop Grant Successes

For those of you following progress on the community shop project you will know that we have submitted a series of grant applications over the past few months.  We have now received our first grant offers – the South Downs National Park Sustainable Communities Fund has awarded the project £10,000, Chichester District Council has awarded us £15,000 and the National Lottery Awards for All Fund has given us a grant of £10,000.  This gives us a total of £35,000 for grant funding so far – a very encouraging start!

Race Night Update

The recent Race Night raised an incredible £2,500 for the shop and playground projects.  Thank you so much to all those who organised and ran this evening (particularly to Sally Tanner, Chris and Nigel Selby, Penelope Aschan, Caroline Wilson, Fiona Barrett, Jennifer and Chris Wilson, David Maunder and Harsha Desai).  A big thank you too to the huge number who turned out from the village and further afield to have a flutter on the horses. It was a great evening – more photos are available on the Shop Facebook page (@Fittleworth Stores)


Time to spare?

Come and help out at our Hesworth working party on Sunday 29 October.  We will be clearing scrub and removing some trees to preserve our viewpoints.  No skill or experience required.  Bring a pair of gardening gloves if you have them.  Meet at 10am at the main car park on Lower Street.  Without the efforts of our working party our common would not be in such a wonderful condition – please help keep it this way and come along and help out.