Here is some information on local services which may be of interest:
Defibrillators in the Village
Two Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) have been installed by the Partridge Green Area Response Team (PART) in the village – one on the outside of the Village Hall and another on the outside of the Allmond Centre.
So, in the event of a heart attack, you too can save a life using the PAD. The machine is so clever that it can sense what is required and you have voice guidance throughout so that you really can’t get it wrong!
The PAD has a special heated security cabinet that protects the machine’s electronics and the locks open by entering a unique code given to you by the ambulance service when you dial 999.
If your group would like instructions on how to use the equipment, PART offers a free session for six or more members.
In addition, an iPAD SP1 Fully Automatic Defibrillator (AED) is mounted inside the Co-op for the use of anyone in a medical emergency during opening hours. No training is required as the unit gives full verbal instructions – just open the door and remove the unit.
Bus and coach services
Cowfold is on the No 17 bus route between Horsham and Brighton. The service is provided by the Stagecoach UK Bus Company and the timetable is on its website here. (Currently, it operates at half hourly intervals.)
Compass Travel provides free bus services on behalf of Tesco. The 922 route operates between Small Dole, Henfield, Cowfold, Horsham and Tesco Broadbridge Heath on Thursdays only (excluding public holidays). The timetable is available at www.compass-travel.co.uk.
The times of coaches to Brighton and Hove Albion football games arranged by the North West Seagulls Supporters Club can be found here.
Walking in and around Cowfold
There are numerous public footpaths in and around the village. In a recent featured article, a wide selection of walks were described and they can be accessed here. Alternatively, you can plan your own walk using the Ordnance Survey map here.
Many houses in Cowfold rely on heating oil; by using an oil club you can reduce your costs. The nearest one to Cowfold is based in Nuthurst. Please contact Derek Bradnum on 01403 891181.
County and District Council links
To report a problem with roads and footways, click here.
Cowfold is part of the Cowfold, Shermanbury, West Grinstead and Henfield Policing Neighbourhood. The Neighbourhood Team can be contacted by phone on 101 extension 530214 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by Twitter at @sussex_police.
You can help tackle burglary in Sussex by registering your property on Immobilise.com.
You can report local crimes and incidents online here.
If you have any information which you think would be of general interest, please contact the Parish Clerk.