Fletching

CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin. The Priest in Charge and Parochial Church Council invite you all to the dedication of Project Refresh by The Rt Revd Dr. Martin Warner, The Bishop of Chichester, on Sunday 10am Dedication and Parish Communion followed by meeting the Bishop and a buffet lunch. For catering, please let Gillie Cuppage know if you will be attending the lunch email: gcuppage@gmail.com

SUNDAY CLUB: We will be starting again on the very special day when Bishop Martin comes to dedicate Project Refresh on Sunday. Needless to say, Sunday Club will be participating in this, and meeting the Bishop himself, but we will start as usual from 9.45am in the village hall. Look forward to seeing you then! Further details from Sally Foreman 712146.

GOLF CHARITY DAY: In aid of Project Refresh, today, Friday, at Piltdown Golf Club.

PARISH COUNCIL: The council will be meeting on Monday at 7.30pm.

FLETCHING SINGERS: The singers meet on Tuesday at 7.45pm.

UKULELE PLAYERS: Weald Ukulele Players and Singers meet every second and fourth Monday at The Rose and Crown at 8pm. Next meeting will be September 28. All standards of players are most welcome, including absolute beginners, so do come along and give it a go. You can visit our website www.wups.info or phone Phil 01825 723142 for more information.

THANKS TO ESCC HIGHWAYS: The PC would like to thank the Highways Department at East Sussex County Council for all their hard work and support, helping us to maintain and improve the condition and safety of our road network. Our Highways Steward, Rob Stevens, is always on hand to look at issues and helps us to get things done. If you would like to report anything to Highways, you can contact them on 0345 60 80 193.

BUDGET FOR 2016/2017: The parish council are about to prepare our budget for 2016/2017 and would like to hear from any local groups or organisations who might request a grant. Grants are available for projects which benefit the community, please contact the Clerk on 01444 483080 or clerk@fletching-pc.og for more information.

TWO NEW PCSOS: We are pleased to welcome our two new PCSOs, Megan Gledhill and Tony Moore. PCSO Moore is currently on sick leave. PCSO Gledhill can be contacted on 07912 893180 or you can e-mail megan.gledhill@sussex.pnn.police.uk

ROAD SAFETY: The parish council are in the process of obtaining approval from Sussex Police for two new Community Speed Watch sites. Speed data surveys are being carried out in Shortbridge Road and Golf Club Lane, Piltdown, in September, 24 hours a day for seven days.

They have asked for the Give Way road markings to be renewed at the junctions of Cherry Cottages/High Street and Mill Lane/High Street and for some centre lining to be repainted. Hopefully this will help to remind drivers not to obstruct these junctions and park more considerately. They are also considering installing a traffic mirror to help pedestrians and drivers see around the bend at the church. You can report badly parked cars to the police via https://www.sussex.police.uk/help-centre/report-something-online

FLETCHING FESTIVAL: We held our first committee meeting on September 7 to work out the format of the new Fletching Festival event on Saturday 27 August 2016. We are now in the process of forming a proposal to take to our wider volunteer group. We would really like the whole community to get involved and run stalls or activities. If you would like to help with this exciting event, please contact Katherine Rumble (contact details below).

CAN YOU HELP? We are always looking for more volunteers to help us get things done. If you would help with any of the above, please contact Katherine Rumble on 01444 483080 or e-mail clerk@fletching-pc.org

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 24 September 1915. Fletching. Agent for This Paper. Mr Parkes, Post Office, Fletching. Harvest Festival. Next Sunday, at the Parish Church, the harvest thanksgiving will be held. The preacher will be the Rev E P Hood, who will be assisted by his son, Mr Alban Hood. The musical portions of the service promise to be attractive and include the anthem, Great is the Lord (Marchant). The collections during the day will be in aid of the Sussex County Hospital and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Association.

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