Parish Pump Uckfield - February 1, 2013

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CHURCH SERVICES: St John’s Bodle Street: 9.30am Morning Worship with Holy Communion. Warbleton Parish Church: 8am Holy Communion, 11am Family Service. St Giles, Dallington: 10am Communion (BCP).

PRISONER OF ZENDA: The Chalkfoot Theatre Arts will be presenting this classic story at the village hall on Thursday February 14 at 6.45pm for 7pm. Tickets, which include a two course supper, are £12.50 and are available from Bryan (01323 833554) or Geoff (01323 833343).

LUNCH CLUB: If you enjoy good food and good company why not come and join us at the Villages Lunch Club once a month. We started this venture in Bodle Street Green Village Hall in February 1999 and after 14 years, our excellent team of helpers and entertainers would love to welcome more members. We meet at around 11.30am for coffee on the third Monday of each month (excluding bank holidays). Lunch is around 12.30pm followed by some light entertainment in the form of a quiz, crossword puzzle, quoits or just a chat; but always a raffle. Everyone then departs for home at 2.30pm. Transport to and from the hall can always be arranged. An outing to a garden centre or lunch in a restaurant elsewhere in Sussex is often on the calendar for May or June and this always proves popular. Forthcoming dates are always in the parish magazine. Just call Penny on 01323 833146 or Judith on 01323 833239 for further details.


PANTO: Life in Burwash seems a bit quiet at the moment. The clubs are all back and having their regular meetings. The only exciting event I have heard about in the near future is the annual pantomime. The BAPs will be performing Aladdin and the first performance is on Saturday February 9. Tickets are available from the Burwash newsagents, with all proceeds going to local children’s organisations.

FLOWER CLUB: Burwash and District Flower Arrangement Club will be holding their next meeting on Thursday at the village hall from 2.15pm. The meeting will start with their AGM and be followed by a workshop. Members will hear of the success of last year’s event, especially the coffee morning which coincided with the display in the news agents window, and the two Christmas trees at the festival of St Bartholomew’s Church. They are always pleased to welcome new members and visitors to their meetings.

WHIST: The next monthly whist drive will be held on Thursday evening at the village hall from 7.30pm. An enjoyable evening of cards and light refreshments for £3 per person. These evenings are always fun and friendly with the emphasis on fun, and we are all at different levels of expertise, and will help new players to gain confidence. There is also a raffle and proceeds go to the hall maintenance fund. Please feel that you are all welcome to come along.

EXERCISE: If you are looking at some fun ways to get some exercise into your life there are several different groups running in both Burwash and Burwash Common. From gentle Tai Chi to more energetic Zumba. For the youngest members of the family with Musical Meerkats or the oldest who can join the Extend exercise group at the Burwash Pavilion on Tuesday mornings. To find out more about them look on the village websites or look in the parish magazines.


THE WI still has a few tickets to the re-scheduled production of We’re In a show on Saturday February 23 in the village hall. Contact Angela Tilly on 01825 712870 or Tract Aitcheson on 713101 asap.

MINI BUS: Would you like to be taken shopping to Crowborough or Tunbridge Wells in a nice, warm minibus? Do you struggle to access public transport? If so the Wealdlink door-to-door shopping service may be the answer. Some village residents already use the service so why not ring Wealdlink to register your interest? Additionally Wealdlink can supply transport and drivers to groups who wish to arrange their own days out. 01892 771332.

FOR HIRE: The village hall is available for hire. It has seating for up to 80 people, small and large tables, an excellent kitchen with crockery and cutlery, an amplifier, car parking (30 cars) good access and toilets for the disabled. For details and bookings ring Anita Long on 01825 712632.

THE FOREST RANGERS can be contacted on 01342 823583 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) or out of those hours (emergencies) on 01342 822846.

POP-IN takes place at the Foresters Arms every Wednesday morning from 10am to 11am. Why not pop in for tea, coffee and biscuits and say hello, it’s a great opportunity to get to know other villagers.


MEETING POINT: It all began with a toy yacht is the intriguing title of the talk to be given by Neill Hunter at the meeting on Monday at 7.30pm in the St Mary’s Church Lounge. Last month Adam Tomalin gave a presentation on his summer visit to Kabubbu, where he met Sulait, the Ugandan orphan that Meeting Point sponsors through the Quicken Trust. He told us about the work he and his school group took part in to repair one of the houses. He also said that the Kabubbu folk were such a joyous people despite their lack of things that we in the Western world regard as essential. After Adam’s talk and pictures, everyone enjoyed a good spread of food, followed by a Hailsham town quiz. If you would like to join the Meeting Point group contact Pam on 844341 or Gill on 845329 for more information.

RAMBLERS: On Wednesday there is a five mile walk around Ridgewood and Framfield with Pam (01825) 764590 and Tony (01825) 764937. If you would enjoy a shorter walk then the strollers are going to Newhaven Bird Sanctuary and Nature Reserve with Michael and Linda (01323) 845479 also on Wednesday. If you would like to go along then please give the walk leaders a ring for the details. General information about Hailsham Ramblers can be gained from Jill on (01323) 843530.

BARN DANCE: Next Saturday February 9 Hailsham Lions are urging you to grab a partner and do se do at Summerheath Hall, from 7.30pm for 8pm start. Dancing and music by the Spinning Jennies promises to be a lively entertaining evening for all ages. Tickets £7 adults and £4 children up to 15 years on the door or in advance from Lion Joy on (01323) 840382. Bring your ow nibbles and drink and some change for the raffle.

SOUP AND PUD LUNCH: Tickets are on sale now at £6 from the Nodding Cobbler, The Camera Shop or Committee members for Hailsham Old Pavilion Society’s annual remedy to beat the winter blues. This will be in the Charles Hunt Centre at 12.30pm where tasty, warming, homemade soup and delicious homemade puddings await you.

LIBRARY: Between February 11 and March 30 building improvements will be carried out at Hailsham Library. They will be open at the usual times but offering a reduced service and will be operating from only one floor during each phase of the work. There will be limited public computer availability and there may be some noise from the building works. The library will be closed between February 27 and March 1 and Monday to Wednesday, March 25 to 27,while they move stock and equipment between floors. The library car park will be closed on Monday February 4, Thursday 7, Monday March 4 to Friday March 15. The library will re-open with a full service on Thursday March 28.

OUT AND ABOUT GROUP restarts with its first outing on February 27 to the Pavilion Cinema. In March they have a games afternoon and in April you can enjoy a Cream Tea at Wentworth House along with a talk about the Women’s Land Army and its Sussex links. If you would like to meet up with others for a varied programme of events then ring the Christ Church office (01323) 844428 for more information.

SUSSEX OAKLEAF: The Wellbeing Service now has a stall at Hailsham Market every Friday between 8am and midday run by volunteers and staff. Donations of bric-a-brac or any saleable items always welcome and they would be interested to hear from anyone interested in volunteering. All proceeds go to improving facilities at The Old Chapel which is based in the centre of Hailsham and offers those with mental health needs social groups, activities and workshops spread over six days. Members play an active role in the running of the service and are encouraged to work towards their own goals and recovery through one to one support planning using the Recovery Star. They have strong links with partner organisations and offer a signposting service to help members get the support they need. The Young Adults Service is fun, safe and supportive for those aged 16 to 25 years experiencing difficulties and runs every Friday at The Square youth café between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Over the last year they have held confidence building courses, creative workshops and information and advice sessions from partner organisations on employment, education and volunteering, health advice and the Princes Trust. Volunteers have also led activities including bowling, horse riding and a trip to Bedgebury forest to do the Go Ape tree top adventure. For further information contact (01323) 849524 or email

THEATRE COMPANY: Following its debut production The Comedy Of Terrors by John Goodrum, and starring Tamara Wilder and Aonghus Weber, last September, at the Hailsham Pavilion, The Ropemaker Theatre Company is now considering its next production for later this year. To this end, the company requires a professional Giving Manager to oversee its funding activities. The successful consultant or company must have a proven track record within the Performing Arts arena, specifically within theatre and will already be servicing existing clients. This position will be on a consultancy commission only based on the percentage of funds gathered, the figure to be agreed. In the first instance email John Wilders at Established in March 2011, this exciting, progressive new company is a first for the town and surrounding area. The aim is to offer audiences live professional theatre and productions, and help develop the culture and opportunities within Hailsham. The company is the brainchild of John Wilders whose previous productions at the Pavilion included The Mystery Of A Woman starring Linda Francis and Mike Barber. BBC commentator and broadcaster David Dimbleby and actor Richard Graham are patrons of the theatre company. For additional information visit or follow on Facebook.

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HEATHFIELD SILVER BAND is a friendly village band that’s been in existence since 1888 and it celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. They enjoy performing at a variety of local and regional events. They can be seen at many of the carnival processions that take place across our region including the infamous Lewes bonfire celebrations on November 5. They have their own band room and rehearse on Tuesday evenings between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. They also have a training band that rehearses between 6.30pm and 7.15pm on Tuesday evenings. They always welcome new members of any age and ability. Anyone interested in joining the band should contact them via the band secretary on 01435 862398 or feel free to talk to any members at their engagements. Heathfield Silver Band is a registered charity. The band hosts a free party at the Community Centre on Saturday, July 6 to marking the 125 years since its foundation as a fife and drum military band which has continued with hardly a break. The band event will open at 2pm and there will be stalls, food and entertainment provided by local schools. There will be a community feel to this event with schools and organisations invited. These are early days but they say they hope to bring in a lot more groups over the coming weeks and months. For businesses, stalls cost just £10 but for charities they are free. Entry to the event is also free and they hope to attract people from Heathfield and the surrounding area. There will be a collection and funds raised will go to the band and other local charities. Stalls will trade until 6pm and then at 7pm the band will put on an open air concert on the grass area behind the Community Centre. In wet weather they will use the main hall instead. The event will finish at about 10pm. If you would like to help or know more ring the number above.

RAMBLERS: Tomorrow, Saturday, park in Mark Cross car park, GR 582312 at 9.30am for a nine mile circular walk via Mayfield and Great Trodgers. Ring 01892 852153. On the subject of rambling, Mrs PP and I are not up to the nine milers but we do like a country walk with our dog; about four to five miles is our limit, although it’s even better if the figures are in kilometres. Do any of you keen ramblers know any local routes which start and finish in the same place? We have done several listed in the Walks Around Heathfield leaflet and find them excellent, although at present several are virtually under water and difficult to navigate. Also the leaflet was clearly prepared about 10 years ago and sometimes stiles or gates are not where they always were. We don’t mind a drive to the start point and are currently exploring some of the woodland to the south of Burwash. Are there any walks books for the likes of us? Ring or email me (numbers in the panel alongside). Thanks. We live in such beautiful countryside, it is a shame not to explore as much of it as we can while our knees and hips still hold up.

FARMERS’ MARKETS take place on the third Saturday of every month. The next one will be held in the Co-op car park on Saturday, February 15. Organisers apologise for the fact the January market did not take place. The weather defeated them and this was the first time in 15 years they have had to cancel. But they look forward to seeing all of you at the February market. Future markets will be held on March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16 and December 21. They are always looking for new producers to increase the range of products and seeking ways to improve the market and maintain its reputation as one of the best Farmers’ Markets in East Sussex.

PERFORMING ARTS: Award-winning company, Intrepid Theatre, offers high quality performing arts classes for 4 to 7 year olds and 7 to 11 year olds at Broad Oak Village Hall on Wednesdays 5.15pm to 6.45pm. For details and to try out please contact, Allie West on 01273 476 226 or 07934 362 312 or email Intrepid is a not for profit community interest company based in Lewes. They are the area’s only professionally run arts organisation for children and young people offering a wide range of performing and creative arts activities, work experience opportunities for Year 10 and 11 children from schools across Sussex and volunteer and first time paid work opportunities for 16 to 25 year olds.

SUPPORT GROUP: Hailsham, Heathfield, Herstmonceux and District Cardiac Support Group membership is open to all age groups. All cardiac patients are welcome, if it be a stent, heart surgery, heart attack, an icd, a pacemaker or a bypass or you are a carer of a cardiac patient. The group meets the fourth Thursday or the month, 2pm for 2.30pm, at various venues in Hailsham, Heathfield or Herstmonceux areas. For more information contact Philip on 01323 449195 or email or visit

PUNNETTS TOWN: Coffee mornings held from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Punnetts Town Village Hall. For coffee, cakes, plants, books and lots of friendly faces. For more information contact Punnetts Town Village Hall Committee, Maggie Lambert-Gorwyn on 01435 830645. Then there’s the craft group held on the first Sunday of the month from 10am to 4pm where people can watch or take part in craft making such as lacemaking, spinning, cross stitch, rag rug making and knitting. Once again held at the village hall. Contact details from 01435 865990.

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PARISH COUNCIL: Potholes are a nightmare everywhere at present and HPC are in touch with ESCC and are hoping that some of the worst ones will be dealt sooner rather later. Now that the snow has gone there is more damage. Until ESCC has been round doing repairs it be advisable for drivers to be careful especially round the lanes. The parts of Horam with some street lighting will have noticed that the lights now go out at midnight and come back on again at 5.30am. As a matter of interest HPC would like some feedback. The clerk email is or the parish chairman is available in the Horam Centre on Mondays from 9.15am till 11.45am.Clerk is there Tuesday till Friday same times.

THE HORAM CENTRE are holding a coffee morning, sale and raffle on Saturday February 9 from 10am till noon. All welcome, proceeds to running costs. Also the computers are available for a £1 per hour at the times advised. The centre is also available for hire. General enquiries Susan Stedman 01435 813182. Small business users can contact Michael Cousins on 07748 270494.

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THEATRE COMPANY: The Riding Lights Theatre Company, a charitable theatre group perform A Different Drum, one of their most inspirational plays, recreated specially for 2013, which is touring nationally, will be staged in Hartfield at St Mary the Virgin Church, on Saturday, March 9 at 7.30pm. For details or to book the Box Office number is 01904 613000. The story focuses on how, in the blood of a flea, wrapped in a bundle of French silk, the plague arrives in the Derbyshire village of Eyam, and with it comes a devastating decision. As the entire community chooses the bold path of sacrifice, they begin to march to a different drum. Beginning in the 17th century the play follows a thread through history to the present day, picking up accounts of others who have dared to break the boundaries of self-interest. Full of life and colourful music, a different drum imagines how different the world could be if we responded unswervingly to the call to ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ We have friends in this part of the world and have visited Eyam. There is a very special atmosphere there and I am sure this will be a thought-provoking play. Please visit for a full tour schedule, further information and online booking. Tickets £10, Groups buy 10 and get the 11th free.

FIVE ASHES 300 CLUB: Treasurer Sue Wren says membership dropped last year and she would like to welcome more or new members to join the club. They get the chance to win some money every month from February (five times £20 drawn each month except December) for as little as £10 per year per number (less than £1 per month) and you will be helping maintain the upkeep of the Five Ashes Village Hall which is a worthy cause. They handed over a cheque for £1,500 to the village hall fund last month from the 300 Club which was much appreciated by the users and the committee. If you would like a standing order form please contact Sue on 01825 830520 or Penny Kemp on 01825 830748 or go to the website Payment can also be made with a cheque or cash. Please start your subscription in January in preparation for the February draw. You do not need to be a resident of Five Ashes to take part. Everyone is welcome, wherever they live.

MAYFIELD BAND: By listening, watching and going to concerts, everyone has definitely helped contribute to the success of the Mayfield Band. But 2013 is set to be a difficult year says Simon Rudge. He explains the band is set to lose yet another fine young player to university in the summer and with several senior members close to retirement, the reality is that unless they can urgently find new players they may ultimately have to call a halt to concert performances as well as some of their smaller, less formal engagements. They are battling on though, so for anyone who wants to have the band playing at their function in 2013, please continue to think of them and call Simon on 01435 872007. They will endeavour to press gang enough players into service. While they desperately need experienced players, they remain open for children and adults who want to learn to play an instrument. So 2013 would be a really good time for you to join the band. Forget all those traumas you may have had at school with the recorder or third flute in the orchestra. (Our son Charlie was third flute in the school orchestra and I remember sitting behind his music master at a concert. As we breathed in sharply he turned round and said: ‘All you must worry about is that instrumentalists finish playing at roughly the same time’). This is so much better than all that. And you could then be playing at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee listening to an MP3 download of the National Anthem.

SCOUTS AND GUIDES groups are hugely popular and, of course as everywhere, leaders and helpers are needed so please consider going along and fulfil dreams of helping young people and enriching the community. Beavers (aged six to eight and half) meet on Fridays from 5pm to 6pm. Cubs (eight and a half to 10 and a half) meet on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7.30pm and Scouts meet on Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm. Contact Gavin Ross, Group Scout Leader on or ring him on 07771 965517 if you would like to know more or take part. And don’t forget if you would like to take advantage of the minibus facility and you are a charitable, voluntary or welfare organisation then get in touch, this time at:

BUSINESS FORUM: The first meeting was held on January 8 and covered the topic of Plans for 2013. Suggested discussion topics for later on in 2013 are: retaining existing customers; gaining new customers; time management; online security; using free or cheap software and using mobile communications efficiently.

BONFIRE BOYES and Belles open meeting for supporters at the Carpenter’s Arms from 8pm on Wednesday, February 13 followed by a quiz night in the Memorial Hall from 7.30pm on Saturday, February 16.

BOWLS CLUB spring coffee morning at London House from 10am on Saturday, February 16.


THE COUNTRY MARKET will be open from 10 till 11am today, Friday, in the village hall. There is a good selection of winter vegetables and cakes plus savoury meals. You can also enjoy coffee and a chat.

RUGBY: There are no rugby fixtures for Newick this weekend as the Six National Championship commence on Saturday with Wales v Ireland and England v Scotland. On Sunday Italy v France. What a great weekend to look forward to. hopefully I will be watching all the games.

SUNDAY SERVICES at St Mary’s are 10.30am Holy Communion and at 10.30am Family Service. Everyone welcome. If you should require a lift to church, please book in advance by telephoning 01825 722582.

THANK YOU to the East Sussex Highways gritter lorry drivers for the splendid job they did keeping the main road clear during the snow. I would also like to say a big thank you to the two gentlemen who gritted The Rough so that vehicles could continue to go both up and down this treacherous road. They gritted with their wheel barrow and bucket and did a great job. If this also happened in other areas of Newick, thank you to all that helped.

REPORTS: If you need a report to go in the Newick Village Pump in the Mid-Sussex Times and the Sussex Express, will you make sure that the details are with me by 5pm on Thursdays, a week before the paper is published. Thank you.


FOOTBALL CLUB: Tomorrow, Saturday, the first team are away to near neighbours Hailsham FC in an SCFL Div One league fixture. Kick off at The Beaconsfield is 3pm. On Tuesday they are away in the league again, this time at Sidley FC with a 7.45pm kick off. The second team are at home on Saturday when they entertain Littlehampton in the Reserve Section premier league and kick off at The Caburn is 3pm.

EXTRAORDINARY Annual General Meeting being held by Ringmer Twinning Association in the St Mary’s Room of the village hall on Tuesday, commencing at 7pm. Advance notice that this association will be holding their first fundraising event of the year which is a coffee morning/bring and buy sale in the village hall on Saturday, February 16, from 9.30am to 11.30am. Please do try to support this event.

EVENING WI: At its meeting on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the village hall Richard Ratcliffe’s talk is entitled Musicals, Madness and Mayhem. New members will be made most welcome.

FLOWER CLUB: On Wednesday at 2pm in the village hall Stephanie Laing will give a demonstration entitled Turning the Table. Visitors (£4) and new members are very welcome.

ACOUSTIC MOODS: Probably the last Acoustic Moods to be organised by Loft and Barbara Longhurst is being held in the village hall on Saturday, February 9, with the proceeds going to Breast Cancer Care. Over the last few years Loft and Barbara have raised a great deal of money for various charities with the Acoustic Moods which have proved so very popular.

TABLE TOP SALE at Ringmer Community College and Sixth Form on Saturday, February 16, between 10am and noon. If you would like to book a table or would like further information please contact Ruth Whitlock on 01273 812220 ext 253 during school hours, or e-mail Table top pitches are available at £5 if pre-booked, so don’t leave it too long if you wish to have one as the college are already taking bookings. Set up is from 9am but the college regrets that they cannot accept individual food stalls. Refreshments will be available and free parking on site.

DRAMATIC SOCIETY: The society’s spring production will be Strictly Murder by Brian Clemens which will be directed by Jayne Marshall-Roelich and will be performed in the village hall on the evenings of Wednesday to Saturday, March 20 to 23, commencing at 7.45pm each evening. It is 1939, where an English couple are living in idyllic isolation in a rustic cottage in Provence. The peace is about to be shattered, and not by the coming war. Tickets now available at £8 in one of three ways: Online with a debit or credit card; by phoning Denis Drinan on 07753 317373; or by e-mail Please ensure you clarify which night and which seated area (front six rows or raised back six rows). Tickets will also be available from Middletons later this month.


FILM SOCIETY: Uckfield Film Society’s February showing is Rashomon, the 1950 film that introduced director Kurosawa and Japanese cinema to western audiences at the Venice Film Festival where it won the highest award, the Golden Lion. Considered to be one of Kurosawa’s masterpieces, it concerns a heinous crime and its aftermath, recalled from different points of view. Rashomon can be seen at the Picture House on Sunday February 10. For membership enquiries, ring 01825 764909.


THE TOWER: Finally, it’s happened. After weeks under a shroud of scaffolding and plastic, the repairs to the roof of our church belfry are finished and were signed off as complete on Wednesday this week. After over two years of fundraising by the Friends of Waldron Churches, aided by the congregation of both churches in the parish, all our efforts have come to fruition. Everyone who has joined the Friends, paid their subs, bought tickets for the raft of events that have been arranged and come to enjoy picnics and walks have all helped to repair our lovely old church and had an enormous amount of fun in the process. It’s been a great effort by a great village community. Congratulations, everybody.

RAIN AGAIN: The razzle-dazzle of the snow has vanished, and after a couple of gleams of sunshine, we’re back to gloom and grey. But the snowdrops have appeared from nowhere and in spite of going into cold storage last week, those at the foot of our signposts at lane junctions are raising their heads again and signalling spring. If you don’t believe me, put on your wellies and take a walk to the junction of Warren Lane and Rosers Cross and let your eyes feast on the sight there. Many of the snowdrops were planted to celebrate the Millennium and despite being driven over by careless drivers and dug up by road repairers, they are still thriving and increasing. I hear that Mary Wilkinson, Queen of the Snowdrop Mile (the planting was her idea) has been laid low recently but is now recovering, so I hope she is cheered up by the snowdrops that she planted 12 years ago.

CRICKET: Here’s another sign of spring, our cricketers have been summoned to practise at the nets. At the moment they’re still under cover in Heathfield, but it means the start of the season can’t be far away.

ST VALENTINE: The Star on Saturday February 16, is putting on a special menu to celebrate St Valentine’s day. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of bubbly as you arrive and serenaded by Ana and Jose’s Latin and jazz harmonies. It’s £30 per head and for menu details and to book a table ring 01435 812495.

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT: Book your tickets for an evening of comedy songs and sketches in the company of Barbara Laird and Rosemary Gillett on February 22 at the Lucas Hall starting at 7.30pm. Barbara and Rosemary are experienced comediennes who will be familiar for their roles in the Waldron Community Plays and also productions in Mayfield. The evening includes a two course supper to go along with the entertainment. Tickets are £10 for Friends of Waldron Churches or £12 if you’re not and it’s a fundraiser to help pay for further church repairs (yes, there’s always more to do). Tickets are available now from the Stores in the village, or at Heathfield Art and Books in the High Street, Heathfield, or by post from me at Hassalls, Whitehouse Lane, Waldron TN21 0QX enclosing a cheque made out to the Friends of Waldron Churches and a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The programme will be repeated on Saturday afternoon February 23, accompanied by tea and cake, for those who would rather not turn out at night. Tickets for that are £8 full price or £7 for Friends of Waldron Churches.

SERVICES: Sunday is the second Sunday before Lent, there will be Holy Communion at St Bartholomew’s at 8am, Sung Eucharist also at St Bart’s at 9.30am and Holy Communion at All Saints’ at 11.15am.

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CHURCH SERVICES: Warbleton Parish Church: 8am Holy Communion, 11am Family Service. St John’s Bodle Street: 9.30am Morning Worship with Holy Communion. St Giles, Dallington: 10am Communion (BCP). Heathfield Chapel: 11am Morning worship and communion led by Peter Barrie.

COFFEE & COMPANY: Each Thursday morning, from 10am to 12.30pm, the Community Room at Osborn House is open for coffee and for company, hence the name. Any profits form the sale of coffee, tea or chocolate is given to various charities. Several times a year a special is held when a particular charity is featured, sometimes with a representative present. At Christmas. donations were made to St Wilfrid’s Hospice (£200), The Salvation Army (£50) and Demelza Hospice Care For Children (£50). Overall, £1,350 was donated to charities last year.

BEACH PARTY: Fed up with the awful winter weather? Is the cold making you feel blue? Are you missing the summer fun on the beach? Fancy a fun night out, come on then, join us for a summer beach party at the Dunn Village Hall. There will be a disco, bar and nibbles. A free summery cocktail will be yours on paid entry. There will be a raffle and best fancy dress prize and limbo. So dig out you beachwear/summerwear/fancy dress and come and join the fun in the warm. Tickets are £5 each sold on the door, in aid of Warbleton and Rushlake Green Bonfire Society, at the Dunn Village Hall on Saturday February 9 from 7.30pm to 11pm.