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FAIR: Last Monday was a glorious day for the annual Burwash Summer Fair. For once the weather was perfect, not too hot and the visitors flocked to the field. The number was astounding and we thank them all for coming. This is always a great time to meet friends who have moved away yet always come for this yearly event. All the stalls did good trade throughout the afternoon. There was plenty to see, do, buy and eat, from tombolas, coconut shy, crockery smash. Cakes plants fruit and veg, burgers and hotdogs and of course the main raffle. The children had lots of fun on the bouncy castle and the assault course the swing boats and the rails track. Well done to the playing fields committee for all their hard work in getting this together again.

BOWLS: The short mat bowls club return to their normal Monday evening roll up night this week. They meet at Burwash Village hall every Monday except bank holidays. They would be delighted if you would like to join them. They have a really enjoyable time with new and old friends learning to play this game for all ages. We will take from 10 years upwards but children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. Monday mat fees are £2 and include tea/coffee. People who play can play to the level they wish, just in club or at tournaments, friendly games, league and finally for their county. We currently have players at all levels including two who are now managers of two of the East Sussex county teams. To find out more come along one Monday from 6.30pm or call Secretary Mary Taylor BEM on 01435 882107.

WEIGHT LOSS: The next twelve week course of the Community Weight Loss Challenge begins on Tuesday at the Etchingham village hall from 6.30pm. The 12 weeks will consist of private weight and measurement, nutritional information, help and guidance and fun and friendly chat with fellow losers. The course is £39 for the 12 weeks and there are cash prizes for the biggest losers. To register or find out more please contact Sue Tonkin on 01892 784741. Or call me 882107, I have been going for several years and Sue has helped me lose five stone and what is even harder keeping it off. I will be happy to talk to you. If you would like to go but don’t fancy going alone, bring a friend or call me I would be happy to go along with you.

COFFEE: On Wednesday there will be a coffee morning by kind permission of Alice and Robert Ransom, at Rampendene, in the Burwash High Street in aid of St Michael’s Hospice. They would be delighted for you to go along from 10am to noon. These coffee mornings are always a delight with many of the St Michael’s supporters having stalls. Entrance is £2 to include tea/coffee and biscuits. There will also be a raffle. Do go along and support them.

CINEMA: For those of you who like to support hospice in the Weald, they are having a special Open Air Cinema next weekend September 9 and 10. On Friday evening you can see Mamma Mia perfect for a girlie evening sing a long night put and on Saturday it is Top Gun a chance to see Tom Cruise in action on a date night with your other half. This takes place in Arthurs Garden at Coolings Garden Centre on Knockholt near Sevenoaks. Take a picnic to enjoy while watching the films. Gates open at 6.30pm with film starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 for adults and £10 under 16’s. These include a £5 donation to the hospice, and are available from 01892 820586 or on line at www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk

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