Little Mix Event at South of England Showground – 1st September 2017

Ardingly Parish Council have today issued the following press release in relation to the Little Mix event held at the South of England Showground.

Following the Little Mix event held at the South of England Showground on Friday 1st September, although the Parish Council has received positive feedback, it has also received several complaints from residents, mainly in relation to car parking issues within the village and the time it took for ticket holders to vacate the car parks.

The Parish Council wish to confirm that they were not involved in the running or management of this event, however they are concerned that some residents and ticket holders were disappointed. They will be communicating with the South of England Agricultural Society to represent the views of residents to encourage the Showground to make improvements for any future events.

Ardingly Parish Council  – 4th September 2017

 

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Ardingly Films

The next Ardingly Film night will be Saturday, 18th November 2017   Tickets can be purchased in advance for £6 from Fellows Bakers or the Ardingly Post Office. Doors open at 7 pm.   Refreshments will be available.  Film title to be announced soon, check out the notices in the village coming soon  ………………..

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Ardingly Safer Streets Scarecrow Festival

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 Ardingly Scarecrow Festival!  It was wonderful to see so many people support the Ardingly Safer Streets initiative and so many scarecrows appear around the village. With 61 scarecrows in total, this was a fantastic turn out for our first Scarecrow Festival!  Ardingly residents Esther Clutton, Sophie Koziarski and Tamara Nelson organised the festival as part of the Safer Streets in Ardingly campaign. As parents of young children, they set up the campaign to raise awareness of the problem of speeding traffic in the village. The goal of the Scarecrow Festival was to bring together the community in a positive way to demonstrate the need for measures to be taken to slow down the traffic. The campaign hopes to build on and work alongside the project already underway by the Parish Council and the Traffic Committee, which has recently seen the installation of Speed Indicator Devices, as well as the other Phase 1 measures which are due to be implemented within the next year. In addition to scarecrows, local children have drawn posters encouraging drivers to slow down, which have also been positioned around the village. Thanks to all those that supported this event and to Hanson Aggregates who sponsored the hi-vis tabards displaying a large 30mph sign printed on the reverse, these tabards send out a clear message to the traffic passing through the village, and we are really pleased to see these being worn by parents and children on their way to and from school.

Scarecrows helping slowing down the traffic through the village

Scarecrows helping slowing down the traffic through the village

Plans are already underway for the 2018 Scarecrow Festival so start planning your scarecrow design now!

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Discount Travel Information

Please note that Metrobus have introduced a new 25% Student Discount that replaces the Student 3in1 scheme that is now ending.  25% of the adult bus fare for Crawley Metrorider period tickets – Horsham Metrorider period tickets – Metrovoyager period tickets only when purchased on the key smartcard.  For further details contact 01293 449191 or go to the Metrobus website metrobus.co.uk or see the attached Metro Bus Poster

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