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Chidham and Hambrook - More Organisations - Nutbourne (and Southbourne) Matters

The Parish of Southbourne includes Nutbourne and some Residents who think of themselves as part of the Chidham and Hambook Community live in the Southbourne parish and are thus affected by decisions taken by Southbourne Parish Council, as, on occasions are Chidham and Hambrook residents

District Councillors for the Southbourne ward, which includes Nutbourne:

Mr R J Hayes
Tel: 01243 371388
Mr G H Hicks
Tel: 01243 371211
Mr B Finch
Tel: 07751 351903
Southbourne Parish Council
Chairman: Cllr Chris Bulbeck
Parish clerk: Robin Davison: email

When and where?
Southbourne Parish Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Its meetings are at 7.30pm in the meeting room at St John's church. Once the minutes of the previous meeting have been agreed a county councillor or district councillor will say a few words before the session is handed over to members of the public who may wish to add something. The Parish Council then returns to its previously agreed agenda. If you live in the Southbourne parish (that's west of Broad Road and Cot Lane ) then the Council would be please to hear from you.

Sussex Fete
June 11
Scouts Celebration Tea
June 12
Bourne Concert
July 2
Lions Fete
July 23
May 19

Thur 30 Aug.
Community Speed Watch Meeting -
St John's Church, Southbourne
Community Speed Watch is the opportunity for those concerned at the speed of traffic passing through Southbourne (including Nutbourne, Hermitage and Prinsted) to monitor traffic speeds (using a hand held speed indicator device) and inform the parish council as to where two purchased static devices can be placed for purposes of slowing traffic. Currently such a device has been placed at the west end of the A259.
The next meeting of Community Speed Watch is at 7.30 on Thursday 30 August in the St. John's church meeting room.
For further details contact Philip MacDougall either by email or phone (01243-573782).
posted Aug 20
Pictorial History of Southbourne
by Geoff Bell
Over 400 photos
On sale at Southbourne Farm Shop
(Main Road Southbourne)
Price £9

Saturday June 19th 2010
Southbourne had a brilliantly successful fete on Saturday that included the TS Unity Band from Emsworth, Aziza Egyptian Dance Group and a companion dog show organised by 'Dial-a-dog-wash.
Saturday June 19th Southbourne Sussex day Fete
On Saturday 19th June Southbourne parish will be holding its second Sussex Day fete. Organised by the parish council, we would like to extend an invitation to those in Chidham, Hambrook & Nutbourne to share that day with us. You might like to come along and enjoy the entertainment or peruse the many stalls that will be there. It's will be a real local family day out with train rides for children, home made cake stalls, cream teas, garden plants, music and competitions. We even have two arenas, one of which will be dedicated to an all-afternoon ‘companion' dog show. In other words, its for family pets with competitions for the cutest dog and the dog with the waggiest tail.

We would also encourage local charities and societies in Chidham, Hambrook & Nutbourne to take a pitch. The occasion could be used to help support diminished funds or raising of profiles in the area. Either way, we in Southbourne would welcome your involvement.
The fete is on 19 June from 12.30 to 5pm and will be held at the Park Road Recreation Ground (next to the Bourne School) and entrance is free. To participate in the event either contact me direct or email our parish clerk:
Philip MacDougall
Chairman, Southbourne Parish Council Events Committee

June 13

Day Fete
Arena Events stalls, games and RA Assault course, Train Ride, Cream Teas, Vintage Cars, Beer Tent, Plants, Tarot reading, Animal displays
Southbourne parish council held its first Sussex Day fete on 13th June (one of the nearest Saturdays to Sussex Day). 
Spirits of Ishtar, Egyptian Belly Dancers from Chidham. Over 400 residents of Southbourne came along to enjoy the entertainment being offered on the recreation ground.  In the central arena, displays of dancing and gymnastics were given by local youngsters while various dance groups, a marching band and Canine Partners added to the arena entertainment.  The object of the fete, apart from celebrating Sussex Day, was to act as a show case for local societies and commercial organisations.

Biodiversity - action committee meeting Feb 19th, Southbourne Village Hall, 8pm
Southbourne now has a bio-diversity action planning committee that meets in the Village Hall in Southbourne once every two months.  Any one living in Southbourne or having an interest in Southbourne and its biodiversity is welcome to attend.  Our next meeting is on 19 February in the Village Hall (First Avenue) at 8pm.  We have a number of guest speakers including the biodiversity officers for Chichester District Council and West Sussex County Council together with Frances Jannaway of the Brook Meadow Conservation Goup (Emsworth). For further details please contact:
Sussex day Southbourne Fete
Southbourne is on course for a highly successful fete to mark Sussex Day.  A Saturday afternoon event it is being supported by a number of local societies.  Our steering committee meets each month in the Village Hall (First Avenue) and anyone interested in joining the steering committee is welcome.  Our next meeting is on Tuesday 17 February at 7.30.  If you wish to attend the meeting or would like a stall at the fete: please contact

Southbourne: a new community policing initiative

Southbourne has now got a Neighbourhood Management Panel – or at least one is in the process of being formed.

Neighbourhood Management Panels are part of a new initiative by our local neighbourhood policing team to draw closer links with the community. The Southbourne panel will meet regularly in the meeting room at St John's Church for the purpose of assessing different priorities and concerns requiring police or partner agency involvement. From this, priorities for policing Southbourne will be established.

For the panel to work, it needs a diverse membership that includes both residents in the area and those from local businesses and community groups.

For the purpose of setting up Southbourne's first Neighbourhood Management Panel I have been elected as temporary chair. If you would like further details of our next meeting or just more information then please contact me.

Philip MacDougall

Biodiversity Action Plan for Southbourne.  

Southbourne parish council is looking to put in place a Biodiversity Action Plan for Southbourne.  The idea behind it is that we will be contributing to the encouragement of species survival within the parish which will contribute to the health and well-being of the whole planet.  If species are destroyed, having taken millions of years to evolve, they are lost for ever.

So far, the parish council's action plan includes the encouragement of biodiversity in residential gardens, the mapping of habitats and the encouragement of wildlife projects.  However, to make all this work, we would like to involve the wider community.  Maybe, if you live in Nutbourne, Southbourne, Prinsted or Hermitage you would like to attend a meeting the parish council is holding in the Southbourne Village Hall on Thursday 11 December at 7.30pm .  The meeting should last no longer than an hour.

For furtther details, please contact Philip MacDougall:

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