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RAMBLES: On Wednesday there is a short Seaford Heritage walk with Nobby Field 440624. Also on Wednesday there is a long circular walk north of Heathfield with Tom and Eileen Down 848997. If you would like to go on either of these walks, please contact the walk leaders for more information.

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Hellingly & Horsebridge news

Hellingly & Horsebridge

WEDDING SHOWCASE: The Blackstock Estate at Grove Hill, Hellingly will have both barns dressed on Sunday between 10am and 3pm for prospective brides, grooms and families to have a walk around the grounds, meet the wedding team and taste a sample menu. Entry is free and there is no need to book.

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Burwash news


PANTO: The final curtain has come down on this years production by the Burwash Amateur Pantomime Society. After six near full house performances the cast and crew can take a well earned bow and relax. They certainly did us all proud again with some new members on stage, young and older, we were very well entertained. I think they did a fantastic job with Calamity Jane the Panto, an unusual take in this their 31st year of staging them. Thank you to everyone involved and well done.

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Falmer news


SPRING: The spring still seems a long way off, but there are the first signs. I am enjoying watching the lambs in the field next to Ridge Road. There are only a few at the moment and they have an enormous space to ramble in. They are keeping close to their mothers for now, but I am sure it won’t be long before they are dashing about.

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Cooksbridge, Offham & Hamsey news

Cooksbridge, Offham & Hamsey

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, St Peter’s Church, 8am Holy Communion, 10.15am Sunday School in the church hall, 10.30am Parish Communion followed by coffee in the hall.

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Alfriston news


BIRDS IN THE TREES: Sing their dayful of songs, why shouldn’t we sing along? The lyrics of this song sprang to mind as I was accompanied by fabulous birdsong this morning. Amusing as I spent the whole of panto training completely unable to remember it and therefore miming along. The days are getting longer, the evenings lighter and before we know it, spring will have sprung. Even better that very very heavy walking coat I bought years ago can have its annual outing because it is now officially cold enough. Lent, that season of reflection and preparation, is rapidly approaching and there is plenty of opportunity coming up to get creative, meet new friends, engage in lively discussion, learn more and explore. Here are a few ideas.

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak & Cross in Hand news

Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak & Cross In Hand

CROSS IN HAND WI: Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, 2pm at Cross-in-Hand Village Hall, when our speaker will be Mr Kevin Palmer with a talk entitled Tax, Care and Toy Boys. Visitors and new members are always welcome, you can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome, a chance to make new friends, learn something new and most importantly have fun. For further information or membership enquiries please telephone Anita 01435 863479 or Dawn 01435 868388.

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Bishopstone news


COMMUNITY BEACH CLEAN: The Tide Mills Community Beach Clean is from 10am to noon on Sunday. Meet at the beach end of Mill Drove (off the A259). Come along, grab a bag and litter picker, and help clean up the area for visitors and the local wildlife.

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Fletching news


CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday, 10am Parish Communion and Sunday Club, 5.30pm Evening Prayer.

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Barcombe news


BARCOMBE GARDEN CLUB: On Tuesday, 7.30pm Barcombe Village Hall, Seed Sowing Workshop and Demonstration, with Geoff Holden from Banks Farm. Get ready for spring sowing of flowers and vegetables, and learn how you could grow some plants for the Garden Club Plant Sale coming up in May. Chailey

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Arlington & Berwick news

Arlington & Berwick

Parishioners in the Arlington Village area of the parish will receive the winter distribution of the Arlington Scene in March. As there are some events referenced in the newsletter for February, a copy of the newsletter can be downloaded from the parish website at

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Ditchling news


Ditchling WI: For our February meeting we welcomed Jackie March-Hobbs, talking on the Brighton Aquarium. Using her slides she explained all the details of the construction of the building and the water tanks and how when the attraction was finished in 1872, it was a place where one could spend a day or an evening enjoying the extensive entertainment it provided. Our next meeting is Thursday March 2 at the Ditchling Village Hall. Lucy Bird, Air Ambulance. Visitors welcome. Please contact Briony Coomber on 01273 845069 for further information.

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Warbleton & Rushlake Green news

Warbleton & Rushlake Green

WARBLETON BRASS BAND: Have proudly been looking back at the amount they have raised, with your support, over the past 10 years for lots of different charities. Every Christmas Warbleton Brass Band donate 50 percent of everything they raise through their Christmas Concert and Christmas Carol playing to a charity voted for by the band players themselves. Warbleton Brass Band also do a concert every November where the proceeds go to the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes. In 2016 Warbleton Brass Band introduced a new event in September, instead of a Macmillan Coffee morning, Warbleton Brass Band hosted a Macmillan Coffee Evening where the audience got to choose the music, that was great fun. Here are the charities we have supported over the past 10 years: Hospice in the Weald £568, Macmillan Cancer Support £960, Sussex Air Ambulance £427, Warbleton Church Bell Appeal £500, Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare £277, National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society £329, Pancreatic Cancer Research £247, Alzheimer’s Society, £284, The Horder Centre £270, Talking Newspapers £270, The Dunn Village Hall £288, 
Royal British Legion £566, Help for Heroes £566.

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Uckfield news


FINE ARTS SOCIETY: Uckfield and Lewes Decorative and Fine Arts Society will next meet on Wednesday March 8 at 2pm (tea/coffee) 2.30pm start at Uckfield Civic Centre. The talk will be Romans and Romantics - The Guildhall Art Gallery, London’s Hidden Gem by Ian Swankie. The society always welcomes visitors and new members - for further information please go to www.

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Seaford news


SEAFORD LITTLE THEATRE: Steyne Road are performing Ladies Day from this evening, Friday, until Saturday February 25. There are performances daily at 7.45pm with additional matinee tomorrow, Saturday, only at 2.30pm. Tickets are available from Redgold Opticians, 32 Broad Street. Enquiries on 07984 280067 or email

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Polegate news


POLEGATE PLODDERS: Would like more folk to join their running/jogging group. Please contact Brian Winn on 07765216990 or email

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Nevill news


PROBLEM HEDGES: Nevill Residents raised this issue at the last meeting, so it is obviously still a problem since I last write about it. There are a number of hedges around the estate that are so overgrown you have to walk in the road. It is the responsibility of the householder to make sure their hedges are not overgrown, so people can walk safely on the pavement. Please check your hedge and cut it back if it has overgrown the pavement. If you are unable to do it, then contact Lewes District Council who will do it for a charge. You are responsible whether you are a private owner or council tenant. Remember to be a good neighbour.

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Peacehaven news


BINGO: The next Bingo will be today, Friday, at 7.30pm, at the Meridian Centre, Community House.

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Ringmer news


ST MARY’S: Sunday services this week continue as usual with Holy Communion at 8am, Eucharist at 10am which includes the giving of bread and wine, and a traditional Evensong at 6.30pm. Families are particularly welcome to the Tea Time Service at 4pm this Sunday. The theme is God’s Creation and there will be songs, a story and some fun games to get you moving around the church. After all that activity, a cup of tea and snacks will be served in the church room.

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Plumpton news


CALLING EVERYONE: Who is keen on gardening, baking, floristry and handicrafts to visit the village hall between 10am and midday tomorrow, Saturday. All are welcome to go along and chat to members of the horticultural society about showing flowers, vegetables, wine, cookery and handicrafts and about membership. You will be given the chance to browse their show schedule and ask any questions you may have about the classes. At the same time you can enjoy a free cup of tea, or coffee, and biscuits. This is a wonderful opportunity to find out about and join the horticultural society or renew your membership and collect a show schedule. The cost for adults is £4 under 16’s free. Please support this society as membership and support is really needed to keep this, over 100 year old, society going.

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