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LADIES GROUP: Falmer Ladies’ Group met in the village hall for their April meeting, and what a jolly time we all had. Bob Faulkner came and talked about pop music from the 50s through to the 60s and 70s. It was an evening of reminiscence for all of us. The names he conjured up for us we all remembered, in the beginning Doris Day, Perry Como, Buddy Holly Nat King Cole from the States Winifred Atwell, Russ Conway, Frank Ifield and the Beverley Sisters from the UK and more. The list would fill the page. We had a great evening singing along with some of the songs Bob played and did not want him to stop. Bob had a wry sense of humour and kept us well amused. It was a great evening and many of the members expressed a wish for him to return.

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Cooksbridge, Offham & Hamsey news

Cooksbridge, Offham & Hamsey

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday at 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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Newick news


COUNCIL ELECTIONS: We would like to clarify information published last week when we stated that ‘Socialists’ were standing for election. We should, of course, have said ‘Labour’.

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Nevill news


BADMINTON: New members are needed for our badminton club which has been running for over 60 years at St Mary’s Church Hall, Highdown Road. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm and would welcome new players. The cost is £3 an evening which includes tea or coffee. There is no membership charge and you only pay if you play. Non players are very welcome and we have badminton rackets you can borrow. If anyone is interested please phone Wendy on Lewes 01273 472157.

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Seaford news


COMEDY AT THE VIEW: Seaford Head Golf Course, Southdown Road tonight, Friday, doors open at 7pm for 8pm. Hosted by Julie Jenson. Tickets £10 available in advance from the Golf Club or Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street.

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Peacehaven news


BINGO: Bingo will take place on Friday May 19 and Wednesday May 24.

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Chailey news


MUM AND TODDLER GROUP: At St Peter’s Church on Chailey Green, takes place every Friday from 9.30am. This is free of charge and coffee, tea and biscuits will be available. If you or anyone you know would be interested in coming along please contact the Parish Office on 01825 722286 for more details.

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Fletching news


CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday, St George’s Day, 10am Parish Communion, 5.30pm Evening Prayer. Wednesday, 10am Holy Communion.

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Burwash news


BOWLS: Last week the Burwash Short Mat Bowls Club hosted a friendly match against Hawkhurst. We had a really enjoyable evening with some great bowls played. It was good to include our new players in the match and they did themselves proud. Over all Hawkhurst played the better bowls and won the evening, but it was a very enjoyable evening for everyone. On Saturday evening, the village hall was the venue for the East Sussex B Team end of season dinner. This was a most enjoyable evening with lots of delicious hot food and naughty but nice desserts. I am very grateful to Laura Carver, Nina Davis, Wendy Woolgar, Kellie Eldridge and Lorraine Tasker for all the amazing work they did in the kitchen and serving the food. The amazing aromas emanating form the hall were competing with Julian’s fish and chip van. All the diners had a great time and I thank them for making t such a wonderful evening.

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Ditchling news


DITCHLING WI: Our April meeting was our Easter tea and we also had a lovely talk by Ray Sparks, History of Magic. This was very interesting as many of the tricks we see now were invented hundreds of years ago and still captivate audiences today. He performed several and showed us pictures of famous magicians of the past who were the pioneers of magic. Jean Morley won the Decorated Hard Boiled Egg Competition. Our next meeting is at the Meeting House in the Twitten on Thursday May 4 at 2.15pm when we will discuss our resolutions. Visitors always welcome. Any queries please contact Briony Coomber on 01273 845069.

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Willindon, Wannock & Jevington news

Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington

THE EASTER CONCERT: By the Downland Singers recently, made a departure from the usual Easter offerings. Instead of Olivet to Calvary or The Crucifixion, this year we had a selection of hymns and songs written by a variety of other composers. A journey through Holy Week in music and readings with the Downland Singers. We began with an organ prelude Christ, thou Lamb of God, played on the organ by Alastair Macfadyen. Followed by a welcome and prayer by our Minister Rev David Yule. Then the choir sang On the way to Jerusalem and rejoice the Lord is King. Then the congregation sang the hymn, Make way, make way for Christ the King. Then the choir sang I don’t know how to love him and All in the April evening. A reading from Matthew 26: 17-30, was followed by another hymn My Song is Love Unknown followed by the choir singing The Holy City and Were You There When They Crucified My Lord. A reading by a choir member on Good Friday Meditation, ‘He was thinking of me, even then’ thoughts of Mary the Mother of Jesus. Followed by Ave Verum and God so loved the World. After prayers we sang When I survey the wonderous cross. Finally a benediction and the choir with A Clare Benediction Postlude on the organ O World I Must Leave Thee. The choir left in silence. There was a retiring collection in aid of People Matter. Info on the Downland Singers can be found on

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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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Malling news


SOUTH MALLING SCHOOL: Entry for the Diocesan Church Schools Art Competition has now closed and the next step will be the judging. The installation which South Malling with Pells School and church’ s children’s groups have entered, is already attracting particular interest. The Diocese have said they are impressed both by ‘the creativity and by the spirit of collaboration that this art work has shown’. The children from the two schools and the church groups have constructed a model celebrating the Bible Story where Jesus feeds 5000 people from a small boy’s lunch of five loaves and two fish, which he freely hands over when the crowd who had come to hear Jesus speak, and needed something to eat. So that parents and other local people who might want to see the installation (made from 3000 My Little Ponies) can do so, the church will be open from 12.30pm to 4pm on Sunday and possibly on Saturday as well. Other opportunities will be arranged as soon as possible.

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Rodmell & Southease news

Rodmell and Southease

BUSY TIME: It’s a busy time of year for B&B’s. As usual many people have not booked ahead and I’ve had phone calls late at night for people looking for a room. Will they ever learn that they need to book in January or February for the summer months, especially as some B&Bs in the villages in East and West Sussex have given up due to retirement, downsizing etc so there are not so many for people walking the South Downs Way.

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Herstmonceux & Wartling news

Herstmonceux & Wartling

ST GEORGE’S DAY: Tomorrow, Saturday, the village hall will be host to a band of people wishing to celebrate St George’s Day with bangers and mash on offer followed by apple pie and cream. (Veggie and gluten-free options available). Licensed bar, raffle, dancing and singing along with the Catsfield Steamers. Tickets £15 in advance only, available from Gillian 832578 or 07718 023831 and Laurence 832660 or 07890 864775. The event is in aid of RABI which supports often retired farmers who have no assets and help with things like television licenses and they may receive a hamper at Christmas and birthdays, they can also get help with legal fees or small bills.

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Waldron news


PUB QUIZ: The next pub quiz will be on Monday at 7.30pm at the Star. The cost is £8 per person which includes supper and as usual teams of six can be made up in advance or you can join up with a team when you arrive.

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Telscombe news


BINGO EVENING: On Friday April 28, 6.45pm for 7pm start, in Telscombe Civic Centre in aid of Comic Relief Red Nose Day. Eight games played for £4, plus an additional Snowball (50p per single ticket) and Flyer game (£1 a sheet). Free cup of tea/coffee at half-time break.

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Hellingly & Horsebridge news

Hellingly & Horsebridge

CLEAN AND DECLUTTER: Hellingly Church Sort Out will take place over Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29. Volunteers are needed for the great spring clean and sort out. Please bring mops, buckets and cloths. There will be a clearing out of accumulated clutter, cleaning and generally tidying up. Please let Barbara 841685 or Lynne 845879 know you are coming as soon as possible so they can plan the days. Thank you.

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

Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak & Cross In Hand

ST RICHARD’S CHURCH: Sunday, 9.30am Parish Eucharist with activities for children. Service led by Canon Paul Cox, 6.30pm Songs of Praise at St George’s Broad Oak. Tuesday, 2pm St Richard’s Baby and Toddler Group in the church hall. Wednesday, 10am Holy Communion Revd Lucy Murdoch. Sunday April 30, please note that there will not be a service in St Richard’s on this morning. There is a join benefice service at St George’s Broad Oak at 10.30am.

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Landport news


COMMUNITY CAFE: Landport Residents Association are supporting a new Community Cafe which will open today, Friday, and will be open every Friday from 5pm to 7pm at Landport Community Room, 2a Horsfield Road. The cafe will only be charging what people can afford to pay, when the leave. Everyone is welcome to go along and share a cup of tea or a bite to eat with friends and neighbours.

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