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

 On Saturday 11th October, I attended the Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Conference at the Town Hall in Hove together with many Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators from both East and West Sussex. On the platform was John Wright our chief co-ordinator for Sussex, Katy Bourne the elected Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, senior Police officers, Trading Standards and a Security Company. A lively debate developed after the initial presentations from each party. Much of the agenda was on the poor service from the non emergency police number 101 and we were assured that the police are fully aware of the difficulties experienced by the general public and are at present taking steps to update the system and develop a truly reliable alternative to 999. Let us hope that this is correct as all co-ordinators have had many complaints about the service. I brought up the subject of speeding in Walberton especially in The Street and Yapton Lane and the possibility of obtaining hand-held speed cameras which volunteers could use to record and report motorists to the police as has taken place in a number of villages ie. Storrington. The police are not keen on this practice anymore and have introduced OperationCrackdown in Sussex. You can see full details of the scheme on www.operationcrackdown.org . What they are basically asking is that you report online or telephone on 01243 642222 the following offences:- Speeding, thoughtless driving or riding, underage driving or riding, drink or drug driving, mobile phone use at wheel, not wearing a seat belt and unsafe vehicles. Their slogan is DON’T TOLERATE IT…REPORT IT! You’ll need to know the location, vehicle make, model and number plate, description of what you witnessed. When the incident is reported the details will be kept on the police database; some will lead to arrest and prosecution. Hopefully this new initiative by the police will enable our villages to be safer for all of us whether we are motorists or pedestrians. Trading Standards ask that no one should deal with cold calling doorstep traders and to call them on 08454 040506 if they persist. This is a criminal offence and will be dealt with.
With regards the subject of motorists in The Street, a property was damaged by a lorry laden with an unstable load of wood which clipped the overhanging roof of the property and sped off without stopping. If anybody witnessed this incident please contact the police through the aforementioned Operation Crackdown.
No crime incidents have been reported in Walberton this month with the exception of blue rat poison tablets that have been placed in the field behind the churchyard. Two dogs have had to have their stomachs pumped due to eating them and the police again would like any information regarding this matter. Any dog walkers please be aware when out with your pets. Hopefully the wet weather will have helped to alleviate the danger.
Just a reminder during these long nights and the approaching festive season to :-
Leave lights or a radio on when you go out.
Check that all doors and windows are properly closed and locked.
Don’t leave side gates open and make sure they are secure.
Don’t leave accessible windows open at night.

Laurie King
Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator
Report October 2014.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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. 

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.


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