RAIN, WHAT RAIN?: I drove home on my motorbike from the Riverside Club last Friday after the thunderstorm and I don’t think I have ever seen so much water at the junction of Mildmay and Nevill Road in such a short space of time. Nevill Green was flooded for the second time in as many days and was beginning to look like the Pells swimming pool. Two Southern Water vans were parked there and I wondered what conclusions they arrived at. Before the houses were built at the bottom of Mildmay Road, there was a large soakaway there, which was of course filled in when building took place, with the result being, the water has nowhere else to go.
ST MARY’S SUPPORTERS CLUB: Bingo tonight, Friday, at St Mary’s Supporters Club. Eyes down at 8.30pm. Cash prizes and raffle. Everyone welcome.
WALLANDS SCHOOL: The Yr 4 children played their long awaited friendly football match against Southover on Wednesday here at Wallands. The whole of the football club were invited to participate. Mrs Taylor reported how delighted and proud Mr Burgess and herself were with the boys attitude and sportsmanship. They all played two games each and Wallands won three games: 3-1, 4-1, 2-0 and lost one game 1-3. A big thank you to Mr Elliot from Southover for bringing his teams and thank you for the parental support the children received. The Outdoors Project After School Club is returning for Autumn Term 2016 with all new activities, including Bush Craft, Fire Lighting, Air Toys, Circus Skills, new Mad Science experiments, Forest School and all new games and team building. For bookings go www.theoutdoorsproject.co.uk/after-school-clubs; limited places available. Congratulations to Year 6 pupil, Louis Tyszkiewicz who was awarded runner up in the Radio Times cover competition for a drawing to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday which was published. There were over 11,000 entries, so a great achievement. Well done Louis. The language unit are having a cake stall to raise money for i-pads on Wednesday July 6 outside the language unit. Please support us. The Friends of Wallands May Fair 2016 made a huge £2810.96 despite the weather trying to put a dampener on the afternoon. In addition to this, the language unit raised £179.03, making a grand total of £2989.99. Thank you to everyone involved, whether you helped, made a donation, bought a raffle ticket or attended the event.
CHRIST CHURCH: If you have a pre-school child at home with you, we would love to see you at our Tots Group which meets from 9.30am this morning, Friday. £1 per family which will include refreshments, lots of toys to play with, story-time and singing. Worship on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Claire Steen and at 6.30pm we will be joining with St Anne’s Church for their Choral Evensong.
NEVILL SPORTS: Come and support St Mary’s Sports Day on Nevill Green tomorrow, Saturday. It’s a community tradition and the event is now in its 68th year so we are hoping for dry weather and lots of friendly competitive spirited children.
BOROUGH BONFIRE SOCIETY: Barbecue and Skittles Evening at St Mary’s Supporters Club (in the garden) today, Friday, from 8pm. Skittles £2, barbecue £6. Prize and raffle. Everyone welcome.
LEWES NEVILLE WI: On Wednesday June 15 Andy Dinsdale talk to us about his search for the Sea Bean. He calls himself a strandliner, a strandline being the mark left by the sea at high tide which leaves flotsam and jetsam which beachcombers search for treasures like sea beans. Sea beans are the fruit/seed pods of vines growing in the Americas which because they float are carried along rivers to the sea. Some are known as deer/ox eyes because that’s what they resemble and others are heart-shaped. They do not usually find their way to Europe but his interest was aroused by a fellow strandliner who thought she saw one on an English beach and Andy became determined to prove that a sea bean could reach a UK beach. (He did find one.) It was a fascinating talk about a subject unknown to us. The competition was to bring an item made to include our beach finds, which was won by Elaine Robson. We then heard a report from Anne Stamper, our delegate at the AGM in Brighton. She gave an entertaining account of the meeting and was able to report that both the resolutions which we had supported had been passed. July brings the annual garden party which this year is taking place in Wendy Fuller’s garden. Members are reminded that it will start at 6pm and they should bring their own crockery and cutlery as well as a drink and a chair if possible, not to mention their contribution to the feast. Let’s hope the weather is kind to us.
ST ANNE’S CHURCH: Lunchtime Recital, Thursday June 30, with Nick Milner-Gulland and Friends. Briony Lambert (mezzo), Tim Wilcox (tenor), Chatlotte Buchanan (trumpet) and Nick Milner-Gulland (piano) starting at 1.10pm for 40 minutes. Refreshments available before and after and a retiring collection.
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