Here is some information on local services and organisations 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 www.stagecoachbus.com. (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 on the www.northwestsussexseagulls.co.uk website.
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
Contact West Sussex County Council to report a problem with roads and footways.
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.
Contact Sussex Police online to report local crimes and incidents.
There are a number of local charities that are carrying out fantastic work for our community. If you are interested in making a donation, please follow the links below.
Please let us know if there are other worthy organisations that should be added to the list.
St Catherine’s Hospice
St Catherine’s is your local hospice with a big ambition: to help everyone face death informed, supported and pain-free. Providing expert hospice care, St Catherine’s is there for people in Sussex and Surety when life comes full circle.
Its skilled teams are on hand to support people living with terminal illness in their homes, at its Day Hospice and on its wards.
St Catherine’s cares for around 80% of patients in the comfort of their own homes, where they can be close to people, memories and things most important to them. In 2018, the community team made over 8,500 visits to people’s homes.
As well as assisting patients with symptom control, medication, caring for wounds and advising on skincare, the community team will support the whole family by offering reassurance, advice and respite from the physical and emotional demands upon them.
The community team ensures the individual needs and wishes of people are met, ensuring they spend their final days as pain free, dignified and comfortable as possible.
Although the Hospice cared for around 1,200 people at the end of their life in 2018, it could help three times this number each year if it had sufficient funds. So, please consider making a donation today!
More information can be found on its website:
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If you have any information which you think would be of general interest, please contact the Parish Clerk.