Planning for The Barn, The Parkway, Bolnore Village

Ever since The Barn, on The Parkway, had ceased to be used as a Sales Office for Bolnore Village the residents have wanted it to be used for good in the community.

In the last month or so planning has been applied for to change its use to that which could house a children’s nursery. The planning process is now closed and the residents of Bolnore will have to wait and see what Mid Sussex District Council decide.

Chris Belton, chair of Bolnore Village Community Interest Company, explained their point of view: “The BVCIC along with the Community Partnership want to see The Barn being used for the benefit of the Village and on the surface, a nursery might seem to fit the bill. However both groups objected on the grounds of a significant increase in traffic and all that this would entail.

“It should be stressed that if the issues of traffic, noise, poor road layout and parking for the nursery could be resolved we would support a new application.”

A decision is expected on 24th April 2017

Bolnore Village Primary School parents run for a life-saver

Bolnore Village Primary School wanted to have the safety of a life saving defibrillator on site and so asked the parents group – Friends of Bolnore Village Primary School (FOBVPS) if they could raise the funds.

Co-chair Amie Cheverst said: “We thought it was a great thing to get involved in direct fundraising for, and this time we felt we could appeal to the parents and community.”

Earlier in the month ten mums from the school competed in mud & obstacle events, crawling through the mud under barbed wire and wading through stench trenches up to our shoulders

The team event has so far raised £885! The fundraising is still open and all additional money is to go to first aid training for parents and carers and defib extras if we raise enough!

Amie commented: “We hope that no one at our school or community needs to use the defibrillator, but we can all feel better knowing that we will have this amazing life saving equipment in our school soon.”