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Nutbourne Residents' Association

Our 2024 Annual General Meeting will take place at the earlier time of 6pm on Sunday 28 January 2024 at the Rising Sun. The Agenda is now available. Download or view the 2024 AGM Agenda. The Minutes of the last meeting, which was held on Sunday 12 November 2023, are also available. Download or view the minutes of the last meeting.


Website Update - Keeping Safe On-line

Behind the scenes our team has been working on the plumbing of Nutbourne.org. While it appears unchanged, it is now hosted with a different supplier to make the pages open more quickly and avoid an increase in hosting costs. In keeping with the latest standards, we have also implemented SSL security. If you are concerned at any browser warnings you may have seen when visiting us, please update your bookmarks to the secure pages by adding an 's' after 'http' and before ':' so http://www.nutbourne.org/index.html reads https://www.nutbourne.org/index.html. One way of doing this is to click and save the link on the left as a bookmark. Next time you visit you will see the reassuring padlock at the left hand side of our address in your browser bar.


Celebrating and fondly remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

One of the highlights of this year's social calendar at the height of the Summer, was the Hamlet's celebration of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II's Platinun Jubilee. We had a big turn out for our Street Party, with everyone raising a glass and tucking in to celebrate the Sovereign's remarkable service to the nation, and her extraordinary energy and dedication to duty despite advancing years. For the great majority of residents Elizabeth had always been Queen and remained an inspiration, with a hundredth birthday celebration on the horizon in under four year's time.


Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's extraordinary reign and lifelong dedication to duty. Her Majesty seemed to have a special bond with the County of West Sussex, which she visited many times, from soon after her second birthday well into her Nineties.


Our festivities in Nutbourne were very well attended, and, with the roads closed, everyone was free to relax, have a great time and share stores about the Queen and her amazing service to the nation in general and West Sussex in particular. She was an inspiration to us all.



Village events depend on support from everyone. They don't "just happen"! If you live in the village please  be prepared to step forward to share your ideas and offer your help. That way great events like this will continue. YOUR VILLAGE NEEDS YOU! Thank you.


Stories from the Archive

Nutbourne Barn Dance - 10 July 2010  

The Nutbourne Barn Dance 2010 (click the link for larger pictures) Click the magnifying glass to see large copies of these pictures What a night! From start to finish this was a great evening for all. From babes in arms to octogenerians, everyone's feet were tapping and dancing to the music of our professional caller, Calvin Sims, and Nick Martin on the accordion. The Hog Roast, supplied by Bob the Hog Pygott, was a mouth-watering delight, and was followed by scrumptuous chocolate brownies kindly made by the ladies of the village. Many of the children took delight in having their faces painted.

These events depend on the goodwill and hard work of many people. There are too many to mention everyone, but our special thanks must go to Gill and Jim Shaw for hosting the event; to Ollie, Charlotte and Tristan of The Rising Sun for running the bar and kindly donating their profits, and to Tom and Ruth Simmonds for the loan of a fabulous marquee and the fire extinguishers. The event was co-ordinated by Bridget Gladwin, Jane Scampton, Erica Riddle, Gill Shaw, Charlotte Howard, Ruth Simmonds and Jill Westlake, who going innovation, motivation and organisation brought everything together.

Over £900 was raised at this event, plus the sale of raffle tickets to win a £50 note (and not the lovely Charlotte in her pink tutu) raised £253 which will be donated to Chestnut Tree House. The remainder of the profits are going to be used to buy external lights for use at future Nutbourne events, and leaving a buffer in the village account to get these going.

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