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Football pitch development and maintenance

We are working hard with our site partners TD Shipley FC to improve the quality and drainage of all three of our playing surfaces.  These are the main pitch, the walking football pitch and the new junior football pitch, which will also double up from the summer of 2018 onwards as a training zone for […]

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Wood Mackenzie helps to make Shipley greener

The site at Shipley, as part of the impressive eco aware Knepp Castle Estate, is already greener following a busy day in the autumn, when dozens of trees, shrubs and hedges were planted by an enthusiastic band of keen, hard-working volunteers.  These fantastic folk included a whole team from our friends at Wood Mackenzie Ltd, […]

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MacMillan coffee morning fun

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the MacMillan Coffee Morning. Lovely home baked cakes and biscuits and fantastic music from a proper, original record player (thanks Tony and Judith)…which initiated some impromptu waltzing and tangos! We raised £260 for a fantastic cause and had a fun morning, joined by the walking footballers, the petanquers and […]

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Junior 9-a-side pitch development

Have a look at the stages of development of the 9-a-side pitch we have built at one end of the site.  This is a project which has required long-term vision and patience! Starting from an area of dense undergrowth, virtually no drainage on the heavy clay soil, and a horribly uneven, sloping surface, we have […]

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Wood Mackenzie community support day

Our very grateful thanks to all to Wood Mackenzie Ltd who came to the site to help achieve an amazing amount!  The team tackled with gusto clearing ditches, digging huge holes (in clay soil) for the petanque fence, strimming back the undergrowth, clearing a new flower bed, and so much more. The weather just about […]

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Defibrillator arrives on site

Thanks to the generous support of the Billingshurst & District Lions Club, we are proud to announce the installation of a defibrillator on site.  The life-saving device is to be found on the outside of the green Men’s Shed.  The number needed to open the case containing the device, is written on the outside of […]

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