Petanque discussion over balls

Petanque club at Shipley thrives

The Shipley Petanque Club members are enjoying the new international class facilities we have built at Shipley.  Throughout the year the petanquers meeting on Tuesday mornings from 10.45-1pm to play a competitive game or two of Petanque (the French call the game “Boules”). This is followed by well earned refreshments taken in a friendly and […]

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Christmas lunch for the Project members

Arranged by the ever energetic and well organised Ray Hambling, the vast majority of our regular walking footballers teamed up ahead of the December break with Shipley Petanque Club and the Men’s Shed team to enjoy an excellent Christmas lunch at the Boars Head, Horsham. Following an active morning of walking football and petanque the […]

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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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Woodmac 1 Green Project

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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Vernon Evershed charity match success

Our annual charity day was a great success again, raising much needed funds for two charities which are close to our hearts, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice. Many thanks to Billinghurst Vets who…. Each year we hold this match and the funds raised are split between the two charities.  We […]

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Defibrilator opening

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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Men’s Shed is officially opened

After months of preparation the men got together to build their shed.  It just shows what some teamwork, enthusiasm and hard graft can achieve!  Thanks to everyone who participated in any way.  We really appreciate it.  Check the photos below to see the construction story…    

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