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HOLIDAY: We have been away for couple of weeks in Turkey. The first week we did a cultural tour and visited some very interesting Unesco World Heritage sites like Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Xanthos and Pamukkale and the second week we relaxed on the coast of Antalya in a lovely Hotel. I would like to highlight throughout this tour we were amazed at how many cats and dogs were roaming wild but nowhere did we see any cat or dog waste. The first thing I notice at home on my morning walk is dog waste.

WALLANDS SCHOOL: Year 6 children attended the War Memorial on Wednesday. We were delighted to receive a phone call from the Chairwoman of the Royal British Legion to congratulate the children and staff for their attendance and to say how well behaved they were. Well done everyone. The Governing Body currently has a vacancy for a Parent Governor. To become a Governor, you do not need any formal qualification or experience. Governors are ordinary people who care about the education children receive and enjoy a challenging and quality education; they set the school’s aims and policies together with the head teacher, and are there to give direction and focus by performing a vital strategic role. The closing date for applications is Thursday November 26. Further information and an application form can be found on the school website (www.wallandsprimary.com). The East Sussex Area table tennis tournament was held in St Leonards on Wednesday. Twelve children took part in three teams; they all had four matches and had to try to win the best of three games. Mrs Taylor reported back how impressed she was with the year 6’s attitude throughout the afternoon, how they all kept smiling and Wallands A and C team both finished second, receiving medals from the Chairman of the Sussex County Table Tennis Association. All the children are now eligible to enter the individual tournament held later in the year. Well done to all the children.

CHRISTMAS CAROLS: On Sunday November 29 there is an Advent Carol Service at 7pm at St Anne’s Church. The Preacher will be the Revd. John Gordon of Christ Church. Sunday December 13 there will be carols on Nevill Green from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Sunday December 20 at 3pm is a Christingle Service at St Michael’s, Lewes.

ST ANN’E S CHURCH: Christmas Services, Thursday December 24 at 5.30pm is The Crib Service: the Christmas Story for children and families and 11pm Midnight Mass. On Christmas Day at 8am there will be Holy Communion with Carols at 10am.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: St Anne’s and St Mary’s Christmas Fair raised a magnificent £1,061 so thank you everyone for your support.

CHRIST CHURCH: Thank you to all those who donated cakes and biscuits for the Children in Need Bring and Buy Cake Sale last Friday at our Tots group. We have sent a total of £137.50 to the BBC Children in Need Appeal. Looking ahead, worship on Sunday at 10.30am will be for all ages. This will be followed by a Congregational Meeting and Church Lunch. On Wednesday the Think Tank will be meeting from 7.30pm and Neville Harrison, who has been a member of the South Downs National Park Authority since 2010, will be leading the evening on the subject of Why is Lewes in a National Park?

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