Isfield & Little Horsted

TIDY BED: Good to see an improvement to the small flowerbed under the village sign across the road from Isfield Recreation Ground. Sterling efforts by Brenda Reynolds and Keith Taylor to keep the plot attractively planted over the years have been somewhat thwarted by some clumsy mowing of verges undertaken on behalf of the parish council. Now, however, the bed is being protected by some stout railway sleepers. The timber has been provided by local resident Matt Crawford, who works at the Bluebell Railway, and put in place by Bev and Jim Ashford, who also live in the village. Upkeep of the bed is financed by the village fete committee, while Keith and Brenda will continue to put their backs into planting and weeding.

CHURCH SERVICES: St Margaret’s, Isfield (10am): First Sunday of the month, Holy Communion; second, Matins; third, Holy Communion; fourth, Family; fifth, Holy Communion. St Michael’s, Little Horsted: First Sunday, Communion (11am); second, Holy Communion, Book of Common Prayer (8am); third, Family service, (11am); fourth and fifth, Holy Communion, Book of Common Prayer (8am).

PARTY TIME: Linda and Andy Brooks will be celebrating 15 years as licensees of Isfield’s Laughing Fish pub with a party on the evening of Saturday March 5. Live music and a buffet will be provided.

TALK: Not forgetting. There’s some intriguing talks lined up by Isfield’s Forget-Me-Not Club, which is open to all over-55s and meets fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons (2.30pm) at the village hall. On March 2 Sharon Knight will be asking, Why can’t we live like the bees? and on March 16 Harry Pope will be explaining how not to run a hotel. Ah, memories of Basil Fawlty maybe …

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