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PRESERVATION SOCIETY: On Sunday the Preservation Society will be leading their monthly walk. This is a rather special one and will be retracing Thomas Turner’s route from East Hoathly to Lewes. The walk will start from The King’s Head at 2pm and as it will be a long one, will be going one way only. To ensure return transport, please let Chris or Jenny know in advance if you will be going. The plan is to stop for refreshments at The Green Man in Ringmer. Bring sun cream, water, wellies or waterproofs as our wonderful climate dictates. For Further details or offers of transport, please ring 872830.

CARNIVAL SOCIETY: The spectacular bonfire event that takes place each year on the eve of Remembrance Sunday is something of which the parish of East Hoathly with Halland can be justly proud. This occasion has become a very popular part of the Sussex bonfire calendar, but unfortunately it has become a victim of its own success. As more and more people are attracted to the event, the financial strains in terms of policing and health and safety have become a considerable burden on already limited funds. This year, ever more stringent and demanding regulations have been imposed upon us by the authorities which potentially threaten the viability of the event. As a consequence, the Carnival Society are making a heartfelt request for help in any way that you can, by making a small financial contribution to their funds , to maintain the traditions of the village. If you feel that you could make a donation, please contact Chris Reene at chris.reene@virgin.net, or on 07960 882173, or Julia Deene at jaydenconsultants.t21@btinternet.com, tel 01825 840384.

KING’S HEAD CANTER: On Bank Holiday Monday, August 31, the 18th King’s Head Canter will take place in aid of the Carnival Society. Teams and individuals are invited to enter the race which will start at 11am from The Six Bells in Chiddingly, finishing at the King’s Head. Teams should include three people who live, work or play in the village. Entry forms are available from the Village Stores or Stuart Mills on 01825 840653, also online at www.kingsheadcanter5k.org.uk.

GARDEN PLOTS: Just a polite reminder that dogs should be kept on leads at all times when walking through the garden plots. There is a public right of way across the allotments and most people respect the need to keep dogs under control. However, there have been recent reports of damage caused by uncontrolled animals. The doggie footprints are a bit of a giveaway. A lot of hard work goes into maintaining these plots so your cooperation is much appreciated.

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