-----------Some local information to help you settle in faster-----------
Welcome to the village of Northchapel, we hope you find the following information helpful, to aid you and your family as you settle in to the village:
In your 'Welcome Pack' you will find the current copy of the Parish News, a Parish Map, Parish Plan and Village Hall Lottery ticket application form.
Parish News; this monthly publication (July/August copies being a combined edition) covers both Northchapel and Ebernoe, and is invaluable for finding out what is going on in the village, the hall, the school & the church etc. as well as the bus timetables and services that are offered by our advertisers. There are village noticeboards outside the shop and on the village green. Other information can be found on the village website "http://www.northchapel.org". Copies of the Parish News can be purchased from the shop (50p per copy) or delivered to you for an annual subscription of £5.00, please ask Jane Walter (707458) to add you to a distributors round.
The Village Shop/Post Office, opens from 7am to 7pm and on Sunday from 7.30am to 12pm. Post Office hours are advertised in the shop. Daily newspapers (can be delivered) and a really good range of fresh food including dairy produce, bread, coffee, frozen/store cupboard items and alcohol. The shop owners (Liz and Steve) are always a good source of knowledge and can usually point you in the right direction if you need help.
The Parish Churches of St Michaels Northchapel, Holy Trinity Ebernoe and St Laurence, Lurgashall are looked after by one rector who lives in the Rectory, Northchapel but currently we are without a rector. The churchwardens are actively engaged with the Diocese in finding a replacement. Church services are listed on the church noticeboard and in the Parish News for all three parishes.
The Village Hall in Pipers Lane, is available for hire (see Parish News). Currently monthly village lunches, weekly Pilates, dog training and Parish Council open meetings (held Jan/March/May/July/Sept/Nov/Dec) are regular events. The village lottery (£2.00 a number) in aid of the village hall funds, is drawn in the Half Moon public house on the last Friday of each month, at 7.30pm.
The Half Moon Pub (not always open on a Sunday evening).
The Milkman visits the village on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The Refuse collections, on Tuesdays or Thursdays (depending on where you live in the village), with the burgundy recycling bin & the black domestic waste bins, emptied alternate weeks.
Haslemere and Petworth (both a distance of around 6 Mls) offer GP surgeries, dentists, hairdressers and supermarkets. Haslemere boasts several opticians, vets, and the town hall holds regular cinema evenings/theatre productions etc. The Haslemere railway station offers a fast train service (around 55 minutes) to Waterloo. Witley station offers a stopping service also to Waterloo. Parking is available at both stations.
Youth Clubs; The Sylvia Beaufoy Centre, which is situated on Midhurst road in Petworth, as well as the Purple Bus that visits Northchapel for a term at a time, please keep an eye on village noticeboards or in Parish News for the scheduled visiting information.
Primary School (4-11 yrs) and Little Oaks (2-4 years) is in Pipers Lane. Midhurst Rother College is the secondary stage and sixth form and there are Sixth Form Colleges at Godalming and Chichester. There is a newly covered heated swimming pool at the Primary School which is open to the wider community out of school hours during the summer months.
This list will probably not answer all your queries but we would hope gives you a basic idea of where, what and when. If you would like to ask any of us who were involved in compiling this, then please use the following link to contact either; Jane Walter, Gaye Jordan, Sharon Holden or Jane Squire who most probably will deliver the pack to you, please do get in touch and we look forward to seeing you round the village.