OCTOBER 2017 NEWSLETTER
We are delighted that Catherine has been co-opted onto the committee. For the first time in many years, the number of women c0mmittee members has increased to be the same number as men.
The Conservation Area
In 2016 Horsham D.C produced a draft proposal to improve and extend the Conservation Area. The improvements meant that any changes to bringing in plastic windows or doors within the area would not be permitted. The original proposed extensions, whilst welcomed, produced a number of ‘islands’,i.e. properties or groups separated from the existing area. The Society felt that this was not ideal and in the latest proposals, these have been mainly changed. Now there only remains one ‘island’; this is a gap between the terraced houses of Mill Road (new addition) and the High Street. The other new parts – Station Road, Southdown Terrace and some of the rest of Jarvis Lane all now link to the area. Much better.
Churches and Chapels of the Southdowns National Park by David Parsons and Robin Milner-Gulland £8.99
At the launch of the Friends of Steyning Parish Church in July, sponsored by this Society, this book formed the basis of the two talks by the co-authors/ It is a very well structured and illustrated book which includes a few churches just outside the Park boundary .e.g. Steyning and Buncton. One of the members was seen referring to this book on the Society’s recent church tour – worrying the leader! So, be an expert yourself and buy the book – available from Steyning Book Shop.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS (DETAILS ON THE EVENTS PAGE)
Wednesday 22 November Coach outing to Southampton
Friday 15 December Christmas Supper with Steyning Museum
Friday 30 January Coach outing to Ashmolean Museum, Oxford