PCP Events (scroll down for more things to do)
The largest event in the village year is the fun-filled Harvest Fair which is held at the end of September on the East Glebe Field near the Chequers Hotel.
It usually attracts crowds of 2-3,000 people and raises money for local causes. Loads to eat and drink, plenty to buy, competitions to enter and entertainment galore.
From the profits, donations are made to local organisations.
In 2021 the Harvest Fair was held on Saturday 25th September from 11 am - 5 pm.
Pulborough was famous for the Duck Race held on the river near Stopham Bridge.
This had a very successful resurrection in June 2018 at the Old Swan Bridge.
We have 3,500 small yellow plastic ducks all numbered. Each number is sold for £1 in preceding weeks and all those sold are tipped into the river in a series of heats culminating in a grand final.
There are also raft races and decorated floats plus many stands in the adjacent field.
We had to cancel the 2020 Duck Race because of COVID and do the same in 2021 because there was not sufficient time to make all the arrangements. Cross your fingers for 2022.
The national Heritage Open Days ran from 10-19 September 2021.
There were places to visit and sights to see in Pulborough over the weekend of 11th/12th September.
Led in Pulborough by the Pulborough Society with the Pulborough Community Partnership, there were eleven buildings open to view and a large working model railway in the village hall showing the station around the year 1910. Two vintage buses conveyed visitors from one attraction to the next.
Free car parking was available on both days in the rail station and Lower Street car parks.
There is a drop-in meeting most Monday mornings in the Library for a couple of hours where anyone is welcome to come in and chat and sometimes listen to speakers on interesting subjects.
There’s a 50p charge for a coffee and biscuit.
The government introduced Neighbourhood Plans to give local communities a say where development should take place and what type of development should be planned.
This is a Parish Council project in which the Partnership is, with other organisations, playing a major role to provide the village with some defence against developers planting houses wherever they wish.
We had a local and then a district consultation in 2020. Following comments and necessary alterations there was another district six-week consultation in April/May 2021.
The Plan is now before the Independent Examiner who checks the background, the documents and the proposals. Once that process is completed it will be offered for a referendum of Pulborough residents.
If the residents vote in favour, even by as little as a single vote, the Plan will be ‘Made’ and developers must take notice of it.
Pulborough needs more really affordable housing for Pulborough people to staff the shops, care facilities, medical services, schools, etc. that make the village what it is.
Neither the government, local authorities nor developers have shown any inclination to provide such housing so the community will have to do it ourselves.
The Partnership has worked with the Parish Council and a Trust is being formed. See the CLT website here pulboroughclt.org/
An idea being developed from the Hub, plans are being worked on to have a regular drop-in close to the school where mothers dropping their children at school can come for a coffee and a chat in relaxing surroundings.
An exhibition to help older people find local services to help in later life originated in Storrington.
It was planned to be held on alternate years to Storrington but the Coronavirus has meant that plans for 2020 are on hold.
A listed building, the signal box at the station is no longer in use and a group are working to find possible uses.
If you have any ideas, please contact PCP