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Walberton Village Web Site

Previously operated for the Walberton Action Group,
Formed in 1995 and disbanded 2012, Walberton Action Group (WAG) was a body which worked in conjunction with the Parish Council and other bodies to try to ensure that the main attributes that make Walberton the pleasant village it is, were retained or extended.

To see what they achieved since then click here.

Latest news

Once more I am pleased to report that the month of September was virtually crime free in the village. The police did report to me however that a crime was committed in Yapton Lane where a ladder was stolen from the roof of a van between 9.00pm on September 11th and 7.15am on the 12th. The police crime number is 1087 and if there were any witnesses to this incident please contact the police. Also something of a mystery is the breaking of a window in West Walberton Lane when the owners were away. The police report no sign of an attempted break in and have closed the case. Maybe it was vandals or a potential criminal was frightened off . Of course this case would be re-opened if anybody came forward with new information. The crime number is 0443.


I am writing this report early in October and unfortunately the month has not started off well as there was a break-in to the office at the building site behind the Holly Tree on 3rd of the month between 18.00 and 07.15 next day where tools, lead, roofing felt and tiles were stolen. The crime number is 0380 and the police are asking for anyone with any information to please get in touch with them.


Residents are being urged by the police to be aware of a scam involving offenders claiming to be offering council tax refunds. A number of people in the area – but not yet in Walberton – have been phoned and told that they had been placed in the wrong council tax band and that they should get a sum of money back. The offender then tells the victims that they would need to pay a fee via their debit or credit card to get a full refund and asked for their card details. Incredibly a number of elderly and vulnerable people across the district have been contacted and have given their card details out. Sergeant Graeme Prentice said “ We need to speak to anyone who has been contacted by these people so that we can track them down and arrest those responsible. If you have elderly or vulnerable residents or neighbours please make them aware of this despicable scam so they do not become a victim”


If you have been contacted as part of this scam or know someone who has but has not reported it, please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.
When you read this article, I will have already attended the annual Neighbourhood Watch Conference in Hove and hopefully will be able to find out why the 101 non emergency police number is so difficult to contact at most times of the day. I know the police are aware of the problems and hopefully they will inform us of a vast revision and improvement to the system.

Laurie King
Neighbourhood Watch Village Co-ordinator                                                                                                                                                                             Report September 2014.
 

Superfast Broadband


West Sussex County Council has been working on plans to enable better and faster broadband across the county. Their aim is that the majority of residents and businesses in West Sussex will be able to access superfast, fibre-based broadband services by Spring 2016. Openreach, BT’s local network business, is carrying out the necessary geographical survey work for the county council to challenge or confirm assumptions about how and where the telecommunications network can be built. This work is being done in eight overlapping phases and is almost complete for areas in phase one. Walberton, Fontwell and Binsted are due to be surveyed in phase two, between now and May. You may well see engineers and surveyors in the area, but this does not necessarily mean that superfast broadband speeds will be available soon. The council needs to analyse the results of the survey before any decision about when and how to roll out the improved service can be made.

WSCC has created a website, with an interactive map, to give more information about the roll out of the superfast broadband service. The address is www.westsussex-betterconnected.org.uk

Let's Get Walberton a Decent Broadband Service!

Picture of Millenium Map
 This map was created at the turn of the century by the people of Walberton to display the things they liked most about the parish. The Map hangs in the Village Small Hall.

  A picture and description of the map are included in the West Sussex County Council's book A Sense of Place published in 2006 and now available from public libraries at £15.00 a copy.

The Parish News is available online Click here This is a big file please be patient

Walberton History Group

Interactive Millennium Map

In 2000 some village residents produced the Millennium Map pictured above and some of these went on to form the Walberton History Group.

Since then the History Group has collected a growing number of archives relating to the village and this site is intended to make a few of these available for general use.

These featured places are indicated as "Hot Spots" and are located by moving the cursor around the map

We have also used the Millennium Map coordinates to indicate the location of the places included. It is divided into squares lettered A to K from left to right and 1 to 7 from top to bottom.

Click here to see it in action   Interested in local history? Click here for the  History Group pages

 

Bus Changes to Bognor Regis

Compass Travel 66/66A/67 Bognor Regis to Yapton and Walberton/North Felpham Transferred from Stagecoach under new contract from West Sussex County Council. Service 66 improved to run approximately hourly during the daytime and no longer running via Glenwood Estate

Departure times from Walberton Old Vicarage will be: 0743 (M-F) 1728 (Sat) 0851 1008 1108 1208 1308 1408 1513 1618 1718 1823

 


Press here for the opening times of the Parish Council office.

Walberton - The Place

(1) A brief description of the village as it is today.

(2)History
There is a very active history group in the village.
Click here for more information.
Among other work it has produced a A description of all those houses that formed the village 100 years ago with photos of them as they are today. If a walk down The Street is intended a print of this makes the walk much more interesting.
Also the Worthing Archaeological Society has found Binsted (Part of the Civil Parish of Walberton) a source of exciting finds. Click here for reports and photos

(3) Conservation
The Parish Council plans to install the Jubilee Wood on the edge of the Golf Course this spring. For details about the Walberton Task Force please contact John Heathcote. 

(4)
Dustbin Day
A link to the Arun District web site where the refuse collection days are given if you enter your post code.

(5) The Weather Forecast
The Meteorological Dept., site. Click on the area of interest on the map. A list of towns in the area will appear, click on the nearest one to get a forecast for the day and the 4 following days.
What to do in Walberton

(1) Parish Diary. A calendar for the current month.

(2) A list of more than 30 clubs, societies, and other organisations in Walberton with contact information.
Links to their web pages are given where possible.

(3) The school in Walberton has an excellent name and now has it's own very useful web site - click here.

(4) Walberton Village is fortunate to have a good range of shops.

(5) Walberton Village is also fortunate to have a couple of good Farmer's Markets within a few miles. (Not forgetting the Walberton Village Market)

(6) To get Mobile Library dates and times click here. Then scroll down to the Walberton Locations, dates and times. This page is in the WSCC web site.

(7) Six Walks about Walberton. There are walks for everyone. They range from 1 to 8 miles in length.

The walks can be downloaded and printed if you want to use them for walking. Alternatively the booklet is available from the Post Office,
rrp 2.00GBP.

Map

Click for a map of the village centre.

Where to Stay

(1) Bed and Breakfast in Walberton.
Click to view the accommodation available.

Transport around Walberton

(1) Bus Services. Besides the main bus route there are several other services including a community minibus. The schedules of all of them are given.

(2) This gives easy access to railway timetables. We travel by train to avoid driving and parking in busy towns and were surprised to find how many towns can be reached from Barnham with one, or no, changes.






Walberton Village Hall

. Both our main and small halls are fully equipped for all types of social event. With its pleasant outlook Walberton Village Hall could be just the venue for you.

. We have ample free parking, a reception area, central heating, stage, PA system, hearing aid loop and fully equipped kitchens.
For further information please contact Mary Kendrick.
Phone 01243 543500 (mobile 07855 970 053)
or click here