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Hellingly & Horsebridge

SUNDAY SERVICES: Sunday 13th at 8am Holy Communion, Hellingly Church, 10.45am Holy Communion, Hellingly Church. There is no 9.15am service at Upper Dicker Church today.

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Telscombe news


Race Night: Tickets now on sale for the Telscombe Race Night. Call 01273 589777. Saturday 18th. November, 2017 at the Civic Centre. Tickets £6.00.

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Waldron news


ASH TREE FAREWELL: The huge ash tree behind the church has been cut down and is a rather sad truncated sight now. Unfortunately despite every effort over several years, it had rotted badly and was judged to be potentially dangerous both to the church building and also to walkers passing beneath it on the footpath. Nonetheless, it’s sad to see it go, as we imagine the sights and sounds it has borne witness to over the years.

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Church: Sunday a service of matins led by the Reverend Will Pratt (retired) commencing at 10:30 will take place. He lead a lovely service last week and thank you very much Will for coming again. Refreshments as always at the church after the service - all are welcome.

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Hailsham news


NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: Housing design, transport and accessibility, infrastructure and town centre retail were among the many subjects discussed at the first of two Neighbourhood Plan drop-in consultation events held at the Hailsham Civic Community Hall last Friday. The event enabled residents to provide feedback on the emerging ideas and policies which came about from comments made during consultation events held earlier this year. There were various display boards outlining the various draft policies and project ideas for the Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan in relation to the Hailsham area, for future development sites, and the town centre. Committee members and volunteers were on hand to answer questions about the way forward with the Plan and listen to the views of residents on how future housing development can best be accommodated in the future. A soft-play area was available for children on the day and parents stated it was encouraging to see such activities for children to participate in. If you missed it, there will be a second public engagement event at the Civic Community Hall in Vicarage Lane today Friday 18 August from 2pm to 4.30pm. Please do attend if you can.

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Willindon, Wannock & Jevington news

Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington

EASTBOURNE AND DISTRICT Soroptimists: meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at Chalk Farm, Coopers Hill, Lower Willingdon, at 7.45 pm. If you are interested to join us please telephone 769004 or visit

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

Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak & Cross In Hand

LE MARCHÉ: Heathfield’s famous Anglo/French market is taking place on August Bank Holiday Monday – as it has done for the past 20 years – it is the longest running Anglo/French market in the whole of the South East.

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Seaford news


DOG SHOW: tomorrow Saturday at the Martello Fields from 10am to 4pm. Fun dog show all day, fun fair, trade stalls, show, food and drinks. Organised by Waifs and Strays Dog Rescue.

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Rodmell & Southease news

Rodmell and Southease

It’s been the usual nightmare around here at the moment: People are turning up expecting all of us B&B people to be empty and just waiting for them, which isn’t the case. I have had people turn up at 10.30pm, and 7.00am, and the phone just never stops ringing. With Gay Pride, the Seagulls Match and Firle Vintage Fair, just to name a few of the things going on in this area which attract thousands of people, there is just not the accommodation for them all.

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Newick news


Will Page Run: The Will Page 10 kms Run is being held on Sunday 27, start at 11 a.m. from the KGV Recreation Ground. This run was inaugurated by the Page family in memory of Will, a promising rugby player, who was tragically killed in a traffic accident. Originally an event for family, friends and Rugby club members it now forms part of the serious race calendar. The final straw for the recreational runners is the long uphill stretch into the village and finishing line.

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Fletching news


CHURCH OF ST ANDREW & ST MARY THE VIRGIN: Sunday 20 August 10am Parish Communion. Wednesday 23rd 10 am Holy Communion

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Ringmer news


BRIDGE CLUB: At its meeting on Wednesday 9 August, the result of the duplicate pairs played was 1st, Deidre Booth & Tony Wing; 2nd, Liz & Tim Owen; 3rd, Pam Brook & Jenny Charman. The club next meets in the St. Mary’s room of the village hall next Wednesday at 7.00pm. Contact 814220.

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Peacehaven news


Quiz Night: Our Quiz Night is on September 29th at 7pm, in aid of the Mayors charities. Teams of no more than 8, £2 per person. Bring your own food and drink, please book a table prior to this event to avoid disappointment. This will be in the Main Hall at Community House, please contact 01273 585493 for more information.

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Ninfield & Hooe news

Ninfield and Hooe

Eras...Ends and Beginnings there of!: I suppose it’s one of those things that just happen as one gets older...a realisation and reflection on how things change through the years, come to a sad end, or get ‘rebranded and refreshed’ to become ‘something new and original’...not! But, hand in hand with this reflection, goes a heightened sensitivity with the consequential, inevitable emotional response! I think I’ve always been a bit soft...certainly too soft to make it ‘Big in Showbiz’...not hard-nosed enough, and minus the hide of a Rhinoceros I’m afraid - Aha! some of you have highly raised eyebrows of disbelief..?! Well, take it from me, it’s the truth.. Anyway, now older but no wiser, it’s amazing just what ‘sets me off’.. This last weekend was joyously lachrymose pressing apples up at Rural Pastimes, the sun shone, the site was packed, and many people came up to our marquee for a glass of juice and a natter, bringing small children to see the 100 year old press, or parking their dogs while they had a break; really delightful. I also took two of our Canine Crew into the dog adorable Nora-Noo, who came third in the Veteran class (she’s 11 this Saturday) and her son Winston- Winni-the-poo, who won Best Cross Breed, and came third in the Best of Show. Me? ‘Tears are Us’! Very proud Mummy! And now, today, as I write, my Nora-Noo is in surgery, having a mammary strip and spay, because of ‘suspicious lumps’...Me? Yes, ‘Tears are Us’ frightened for her and praying she’s ok. We lost our eldest, ‘Eric-a Dawg’, on Carnival day...well, you can guess how that felt.. ‘the Crew’ are ‘of an age’ now...the end of this era is looming.. Winni and Bramble-Kat are the beginning of the next...And so, in greater reflection, and after the Goodbyes on the Athletics Stage this weekend alongside the celebration of new talents.. Tears may be flowing, but cheers will hopefully be following.

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Horam & Vines Cross news

Horam & Vines Cross

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: The Operation Blitz teams were out this weekend as of submitting my copy I have had no further updates from the previous weeks Operation Blitz activities.

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Nevill news


The Depot Buzz: I went to the picture’s last Friday and found its the place to be seen in Lewes. Its great that at long last a we have a decent place to watch a film in comfort and Pinwell Road is the last place one would expect to find something so exciting, but I have a couple of observations. It was very dark walking along Pinwell Road towards the High Street, so surely it would be a good idea to apply for a street light or two and an upgrade to the public toilets would be wonderful and help enhance the entrance to the cinema. I also wondered why the station car park felt the need to charge 24/7, as its practically empty overnight, so they could drop the charges from 7pm to 6am with practically no loss of revenue but it would enhance the experience for the cinema goer.

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TRINITY CHURCH SOUTHOVER AND ST JOHN sub CASTRO: Trinity is a multi-site church, made up of six congregations meeting in three locations: Southover, St John’s sub-Castro and South Malling; for more details of the content and style of each service please visit our website: The Lewes Food Banks constantly need your help. They support households who are not managing. All families who are helped are referred by the professional agencies or GPs’. There are collection points at all Trinity locations and at Tesco, so please consider donating tins of food or dry goods so we can help those in need on a continuing basis. Please also remember the homeless. Trinity supports Off the Fence, a local homeless charity based in Brighton, with clothing, new toiletries, coats and sleeping bags. Please leave donations at Trinity Southover. Services this Sunday at St John sub Castro: 11.15am informal service with contemporary worship band; 4.30pm communion, a more traditional service with organ and hymns. Services at Southover: 8am communion (prayer book); 10am morning service with choir, organ and band; 6.30pm informal service with contemporary worship band. Please do come and join us.

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Herstmonceux & Wartling news

Herstmonceux & Wartling

SUNDAY SERVICES: This Sunday at St Mary Magdalene: 8am Holy Communion (BCP). All Saints: August

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Malling news


South Malling Church: (one of the three Trinity churches). Following a lunch time barbecue at the home of a parishioner, in Easons Green, on Saturday, there will be a service of Holy Communion this coming Sunday at 9.30 a.m. The service will be led by the Associate Vicar, Revd Jeremy Bamber, with Reader, Ken Bridger, speaking about ‘Generosity’. Music will be led by the organ and Music Group.’ All are welcome. The process of bringing together the three Trinity Churches has now been completed and, following the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011, the three churches who have been working together for the past three years - Southover, St John sub Castro and St Michael the Archangel, South Malling - will be united as one new parish: Trinity in Lewes - comprising all three current parishes. This will come into effect on the 1st January 2018. From next week, this section of the Malling report will be headed “Trinity at South Malling”.

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Chailey news


SEASIDE WEEKEND: is at the Bluebell Railway this Saturday (August 19) and Sunday (August 20). Take the trains from Sheffield Park, East Grinstead and Kingscote to Horsted Keynes and visit the seaside as the Paddock at Horsted Keynes will be transformed into a sandy beach. This year there will be some exciting new displays and entertainers to bring some seaside magic. For lunch why not enjoy traditional Fish and Chips followed by an Ice Cream. For more details visit

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