The Arts Society West Sussex

The Arts Society West Sussex was founded as West Sussex Decorative and Fine Arts Society (WSDFAS) in 1969 and became the twentieth member society of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS), now know as The Arts Society.

We provide our members with an excellent programme of illustrated lectures, and we arrange visits to galleries, museums, country houses and other places of cultural interest. We also organise study days and arrange an annual holiday either in the UK or abroad.

Meetings are normally held in Fittleworth Village Hall RH20 1JH on the first Tuesday of each month at 2.00 pm and are followed by tea & coffee (Doors open 1.40 pm).

Fittleworth is a convenient distance from Petworth, Pulborough, Arundel, Midhurst, Billingshurst and Chichester. There is ample parking at the Hall and visitors are welcome.

Visitors are most welcome to attend at a nominal fee of £5 a time.

The Petworth Society

The Petworth Society

The Petworth Society was founded in 1974 to preserve the character and amenities of the town and parish of Petworth including Byworth; to encourage interest in the history of the district and to foster a community spirit. It is non-political, non-sectarian and non-profit making. Membership is open to anyone, irrespective of place of residence who is interested in furthering the aims of the society. Membership is £14.00, single or double. Postal £18.00, overseas £25.00. Members receive 4 copies of the quarterly society magazine.

CONTACT

petworthsociety@yahoo.co.uk
01798 343227

Wakoos Centre4Children

Wakoos Centre4Children

WAKOOS was founded by 2 members of staff from the Weald School in 1988, wanting to  ensure their children had care during work hours. WAKOOS stands for the Weald  Activities for Kids Out of School.

In 2008, WAKOOS re-located to a new purpose built environment which is shared with the Billingshurst Family and Children Centre. WAKOOS are now able to offer childcare up to 80 children at any one time within the secure indoor and outdoor areas.  With an additional 20 child capacity for the After School Club.

Easter Itinerary for 2019

In 2016 Wakoos opened up its 2nd site in Petworth, sharing a site with Petworth Primary School. Wakoos now provides childcare to almost 300 families in Billingshurst, Petworth and the surrounding areas.

Both settings are equipped to take children from 3 months - 11 years old.

At Petworth we have two rooms, one for the under 2s and one for 2-5 year olds.

At both sites we run a Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Club covering all the summer holidays and INSET days.

Management

WAKOOS is managed by the Nursery Manager with support from the Business Manager. They are directed by a group of volunteer Trustees.

Charitable  Status

WAKOOS is a  registered charity. As a not-for-profit organisation any revenue generated is put  back directly into the business. For further information, please visit the  Charity Commission's website www.charity-commission.gov.uk