Thursday, 4 December 2014

Local Green Space

The Friars Oak Fields Residents Association has made a formal application for Friars Oak Fields to be designated a Local Green Space in the Hassocks Neighbourhood plan. But now your help is needed! If you enjoy the use of Friars Oak Fields and wish them to remain in existence for future generations, then please download, fill out and return a Local Green Space evidence form to us without delay. This is so we can register your support for the Local Green Space application with Hassocks Parish Council. It is vital that we have all forms returned by Friday 12th December 2014.

Some key points:
  • Filling out the form is easy and there are no difficult questions!
  • You don't need to fill out all the evidence sections in the form. It is fine to leave any of them completely blank. Even just filling out one of the sections and leaving all the others blank is fine.
  • We do need you to fill out your name, address and email address (only if you have an email address, that is) because we have to be able to prove to the Parish Council that the completed forms are genuine.
  • Each individual person should fill out their own form; don't just fill out one single form to cover an entire household.
  • There are 2 ways to deal with the evidence form. You can print out a copy of the evidence form, fill it out by hand and return the paper copy to the location shown on the form. Alternatively, you can edit the Word document version and email it back to us at the address shown on the form.
  • Forms must be returned by Friday 12th December 2014.
  • And finally - every additional completed form we receive makes a difference  - do yours today!

Download the LGS Evidence form in Word document format here:
LGS evidence form - Word
Download the LGS Evidence form in PDF format here:
LGS evidence form - PDF

The presentation that was made to Hassocks Parish Council can be seen in the "LGS" section of this blog. 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Misty morning

A misty, moisty morning in Friars Oak Fields. Muddy, but just look at the colour of that sky at dawn!
Friars Oak Fields at dawn 1
Friars Oak Fields at dawn 2

Friday, 24 October 2014

Autumn in Friars Oak Fields

Autumn has well and truly arrived. The trees are shedding their leaves and the berries are out.on the hedgerows.
Red berries in Friars Oak Fields
The kestrel has been hunting in the fields again this week, perching on the electricity pole as it habitually does, and seems to have been catching prey. From a stationary high-hover, in its distinctive way, I saw it step its way down to just above the ground, before finally falling from above onto its target.

Friars Oak Fields HassocksDog walkers have been out in force in the fields now that the several days period of rain has passed - not that the rain puts the dogs off! I'm keeping a sharp eye out for the kingfisher that I have seen tracking along the Herring Stream, most usually glimpsed as a blue irridescent dart in rapid flight close above the water. There are plenty of perch points for the kingfisher provided by the bushes and small trees growing on the stream banks.