Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting is an opportunity for residents of Oving Parish to come and talk to each other and the Parish Council. It is the ideal forum to discuss your local environment and let the Parish Council know which issues matter the most. Please come along to support the community, to meet your newly elected Parish Councillors and to discuss the year ahead.


  1.  Welcome
  2.  Annual Parish Report – Sjoerd Schuyleman, OPC Chairman –         A summary of the council year; highlights and challenges ahead.
  3.  Questions
  4.  2015/16 The council year in prospect
  5.  Open discussion and feedback from residents
  6.  Summary of agreed actions for the future
  7.  Close meeting

The Annual Oving Parish Council Meeting will open ten minutes after the close of the Annual Parish Meeting.

Note: Copies of the Annual Parish Report will be available at the meeting or can be viewed here

Chichester Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge 2015

Oving Parish is truly blessed when it comes to support from Woodhorn Farm and its associated components. This year, we are again the beneficiaries of team sponsorship from Woodhorn and we are once again looking to our Oving Parish residents for potential “Paddling Otters”.

The event will kick off around 10am on Sunday June 14th with canal side warm up exercises. Each team will have a practice paddle, then three qualifying heats with a grand final involving the three fastest times. It is a fun day with lots of spectators around and usually finishes by around 3.30pm.

So, if your work routines allow, we would be delighted if you could turn out for the crew, or just come along and support.

The event does have its serious side and aims to raise money for CANCERWISE and Chi Priory Rotary charities.  It is hardly credible that we are just a month away from the Challenge, we are a little late in getting things underway, so it is imperative we commence fund raising as soon a possible. We look for a conservative figure of £75 per “Paddler” and I recall last year many of you exceeded that figure..

If you wish to take part, contact me through this site and Sophie Martins will put you in touch with me.

We are all looking forward to another great day

Kind regards
Ron Migliorini
Oving Otter “Romp” coordinator

Valentines Day – India Gate

Valentines Day offer at the India Gate, Merston

5 courses for just £22.95

and a free glass of champagne!



Telephone: 01243 783576 / 773242

India Gate – Willie Austen

Willie Austen is playing at the India Gate, Merston from 8pm. The evening includes a four course meal, £12.95 per person.


Oving Youth Club

I’m sad to say that Oving Youth Club is at risk of closure.  The next few months are critical in determining its future.

The club is managed as a small charity and has a small committee that oversees the administration and financial affairs of the club. Two members of the committee, the chairman and treasurer, have indicated, that after 10 years service, they will be standing down early next year.  If these positions are not filled soon, then the club will have no management support and will have to close.

In recent weeks we have also seen a down-turn in the number of young people attending Wednesday sessions.  We have experienced low numbers in the past, but generally these have recovered quite quickly. If we do not see a similar pattern in the next month or so, then the viability of the club must also be questioned.  Our target attendance is between 10 and 20 a session.

The club is a valuable resource for the Oving community and provides the only facility for young people in the village.  It is financially sound with excellent support from the Parish Council and the Woodhorn Group.  We have two very capable, professional youth leaders who keep members entertained, provide them with support and help stimulate their minds.

The club also boasts a wealth of equipment for the young people to use, including, a laptop computer, table tennis, an X-box games console, an electronic drum kit, table football, badminton, indoor football and cooking facilities.

If we are to save the club, please think about giving some of your time to help by joining the management committee.  We meet for about a couple of hours, 4 times a year, so not too onerous.  Also, try and encourage more of Oving’s young people to come along.  Get them to pop in any Wednesday to see what on offer.  If there is something that they would like to do, which is not on offer, let the leaders know and I’m sure they will do their best to accommodate.

We will need to make our decision on the future of the club by 17th February.

Roger England
Chairman, Oving Youth Club (01243 7788016)

The Youth Club meets every Wednesday between 6.30 pm and 8.30pm and is open to all young people from the Oving community aged between 9 and 16.

Wedding Fair – Jubillee Hall

Sunday 26th October 2014
11:00am – 3:00pm

Come and meet over 30 local suppliers including music, BBQ, refreshments and luxury prizes.

Free entry

Donations to Chestnut Tree House very welcome. For each donation made (suggested donation £1)you will receive a bridal goody bag.

Pre-register  –


Image: AmA Photography

Dog First Aid Evening

Do you know what to do if your dog has a fit, is bleeding or wounded, has swallowed something harmful, or is involved in a road accident?

Come along to our Dog First Aid Evening on Tuesday 14th October
7.00pm to 9.00pm

Tickets available from:by Alison Thwaites R.V.N of Downland Veterinary Clinic at the Jubilee Hall, High Street, Oving.
£6.00 including refreshments in aid of Medical Detection Dogs

Veronica Migliorini
Oving Dog Training
01243 789273

Autumn OPN

Autumn is here but the weather remains delightful; though maybe a bit too dry for the gardeners and the farmers amongst us.

We’ve had some marvellous events in the village during the summer and we would love to receive your articles, photos and anecdotes for inclusion in this Autumn edition of the OPN.

The cut off date for these is 29th October and it is worth noting that, in the summer edition, space was at a premium so please ensure that your contribution is included by getting it to us as soon as possible.

Please could you forward all articles by e-mail in MS Word format (250 words fills a half page, 450 a full page) to me at  with cc to the editor Ron Migliorini at

Advertisers :  you have slightly less time. Your advertisements must be in by the 16th October.  Please send your advertisements to Angie at

As ever your advertisements, articles and information on forthcoming events will be hand delivered to every home in Oving and the surrounding area. Our new printing contract enables us to print 550 copies of the OPN and we estimate that the readership is in the region of 1500 people – that is a large number of avid readers and potential customers.

I look forward to receiving your many and varied contributions.

Very best regards

Ralph Godfrey

Oving Race Night

The hot event for October is Oving Race Night.  Come to Oving Jubilee Hall for an evening’s entertainment and supper. Tickets are £8.50 or £9.50 if you choose to name a horse as well!

Tickets are going fast, so contact Angie or Ron soon if you want to avoid disappointment.

Angie: 01243789210
Ron: 01243789273