Parish pump Uckfield - January 30, 2015

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Barcombe

SCHOOL FLINT WALLS: East Sussex County Council proposes to replace the flint wall around Barcombe School. If approved, its planning application will see the existing wall on three sides of the school replaced by one made from flint-faced concrete blocks, topped by a metal rail fence. The new wall would be between 1m and 1.2m high (3ft 3in to 4ft), with the fence adding another 1m (3ft 3in). The total height would be up to 2.2m (7ft 3in), compared to the existing wall’s 1.1m to 1.2m (3ft 7in to 3ft 11in). Details of the application, together with elevation drawings and pictures of typical blocks, are on Lewes District Council’s website: search there for LW/15/0045. Or use the direct link on the front page of the parish council’s site, barcombe.net. The parish council will discuss the application on Tuesday at 7pm, in the Sports Pavilion. If you would like to make your views known, please come along or speak to any parish councillor before the meeting. Or contact the clerk, Julia Shelley (01825 766356 or barcombe.pc@homecall.co.uk).

Bodle Street Green

FILM CLUB: This month the film is The Rocket, set in Laos and features a boy believed to bring bad luck to his family. He builds a giant rocket to prove he is not cursed. It has subtitles and lasts 1hr 36mins. Doors open tonight at 7pm for coffee and cakes with the film starting at 7.30pm. Guests are welcome at £6 per head at the door.

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

Burwash

QUIZ: Last Saturday evening 11 teams of eight players took part in the St Bartholomew’s Gun Quiz evening. The questions were very tricky, but it was enormous fun and well presented by Ian and Richard. The food was hot and delicious and the puds cold and sweet and yummy. Well done the cooks. The eventual winners were Etchingham who retain the title and the cup.

PANTO: The tickets for this year’s production by the Burwash Amateur Pantomime Society are on sale now at the booking office in Burwash Newsagents. This year the Baps are performing Camelot the Panto by Ben Crocker. They will be giving matinee and evening performances on February 7, 8, 13 and 14. These pantos are always great fun with plenty of audience participation. All the money raised from the shows is donated to local children’s clubs and charities including the primary school, Scouts, Guides and Brownies, pre-school and more. Don’t miss out, get your ticket now.

WALK: The next walk for strollers will take place on Wednesday morning, starting at 9am from the Bear car park. The walks are for those who prefer an amble through the countryside rather than a brisk walk. Ijon Jenner will be pleased to have your company as he guides you. For more details please call him on 01435 882045.

WHIST: The next monthly whist drive will be held on Thursday evening at the village hall from 7pm. This is a fun, friendly evening of whist among great people who enjoy their game but like the social side of the game too. Entry is £3 and includes a light supper. New players, as well as seasoned players, are all welcome to come along. Any age, male or female, you will be made very welcome. For more details please call Mary Taylor on 021435 992107 or Shirley Viney on 882497.

BOWLS: Last week the Burwash Short Mat Bowls Club had a friendly match away to Laughton. These matches are a good way for those who don’t play league games to experience playing against and at other clubs. They are always great fun but hard fought. The team also had an away fixture to Herstmonceux. It was a hard fought match which saw Margaret Waterhouse, Irene Bell and Barry Taylor win 10-9. Keith and Angela Marden and Gavin Wood won 14-13. After tea the pairs Alan Green and Mary Taylor lost 9-14 but Julie Hawkins and Keith Wood won 16-7. This gave Burwash six league points. The team will next play away to Hailsham Quintins on Tuesday and in a friendly away to Hurst Green on Thursday.

POSTAL QUIZ: We have another postal quiz ready to send out. This time the profits will be given to the Get Together lunches for the senior members of Burwash, Burwash Common and Burwash Weald. This quiz has been requested by the quizzers and is another county one, Hampshire. We have already done East and West Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Essex a d London. We are now heading west. All the clues are cryptic. To obtain a copy please send your £2 and a stamped addressed envelope to Mary Taylor, 2 Holton Cottages, Spring Lane, Burwash TN19 7HU.

Chailey

JUMBLE SALE tomorrow, Saturday, at 11am at the village hall. It is being organised by Chailey and Newick Brownies and if you have any jumble it will be much appreciated. Please deliver jumble to the hall during the morning from 9am and do go along at 11am and see if you can pick up a bargain and help the Brownies raise much needed funds.

ST PETER’S CHURCH Sunday, Holy Communion at 8am and Parish Communion at 10am. Transport can be arranged by calling Peter Martin on 01825 722680. There will be a Pete’s Pantry after the service and contributions would be most welcome whether it is food, sweets, produce, crafts or gifts.

FREE CHURCH Sunday, 10.30am with Clive Langstone, from the Slavic Gospel Association, and at 6.30pm with Simon Allaby. Also on Thursdays at 7.30pm there is bible study and prayer.

PARISH COUNCIL: Planning and Environs Committee of the parish council meet at the Reading Room on Tuesday February 3 at 7.30pm. Members of the public may attend and will be given an opportunity to make representations if they so wish.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE meet at the village hall on Tuesday at 7.45pm. The speaker will be Colin Snook on Inspired Granddad Tramps Around Great Britain. Colin was moved by meeting a teenager, dying from Battens disease, to undertake a monumental 347-day, 4,000 mile walk around the coastline of Britain to raise money for the charity Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases. His epic journey at the age of 72 netted £30,000 for the charity; since then he has been boosting his fundraising still further with the proceeds of his book, Oh, Get on With it!, which describes his great adventure. The basic premise of his walk was to raise funds whilst seeing magnificent coastline and meeting wonderful people and neither let him down. To learn more about his adventure do go along to the meeting; visitors (male or female) and prospective members will be made most welcome. There is a nominal £2 charge which includes home-made refreshments.

GRANDPARENTS Toddler group meets on Wednesday between 9.30am and 11.30am at Chailey Children’s Centre. The group has the use of a wonderfully equipped room and a safe outside area full of things to do. This is a great chance to meet other grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren. For more information call Susannah Griffin on 01825 724335.

MOBILE LIBRARY The County Mobile Library will no longer stop at Mill Lane; its only stop being Markstakes Corner, South Chailey (once every three weeks). The next visit is Wednesday, from 2.40pm to 3.10pm.

AFTERNOON TEA and Speakers. Entry is free on Saturday February 7 at the village hall and the event is open to everyone. Do go along and meet members of the horticultural society committee and other horticultural enthusiasts from 2.30pm to 5pm and enjoy the society’s homemade refreshments.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Friends of St Peter’s Church, for organising an extremely successful quiz night and raising £902. Thanks also go to Katherine and Andy at the Five Bells for hosting the evening. A great time was had and there was also the chance to be seated on the reconfigured church pew, purchased by The Five Bells. The Friends’ next event is a Valentine Race night at the village hall on Saturday February 14. Tickets are available from Teresa Wenban (on 01825 722586) and cost £10 to include a meal. A bar will be available.

VITALITY BRIGHTON Half Marathon is on Sunday February 22 and Chailey Heritage Foundation has three places left to allocate in this special event. The registration fee is £30 and the minimum sponsorship target is £250. We have one volunteer already. If you would like to take part and raise funds for the Foundation please email fundraising@chs.org.uk or call 01825 724752.

KITE MAKING WORKSHOPS take place from Monday February 16 to Friday February 20 from 11am to 12.30pm at Sheffield Park. Younger visitors can join in and make their own paper kite ready to fly out on the parkland and so tick off number 7 on their 50 Things list. The cost is £2.50 per child, which includes all materials.

BREATHING CORPSES by Laura Wade is being performed by STAB productions, an independent theatre company, at The Hub, Central Sussex College, Haywards Heath, on Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28. For further information and to book tickets (at £10 each £8 for students) please visit their website stabproductions.co.uk/.

East Hoathly

PRESERVATION SOCIETY: The next walk is on Sunday February 15 and will be starting at 2pm from The Mill, Willingdon Drove, Eastbourne. This will be a very easy stroll following the cycle route round the nature reserve lakes where it is hoped to see a wide variety of birds and other wildlife, worthwhile taking your binoculars and cameras for. No dogs on this walk please. For further details or if you need a lift, please call Jenny on 872830.

Fletching

CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday Candlemas 10am Family Service, 5.30pm Evening Prayer (1662).

COFFEE MORNING: There will be a coffee morning at the vicarage this morning at 11am in aid of the Children’s Society.

PILTDOWN RESIDENTS Association meet tomorrow, Saturday, 11am for their AGM.

POLICE SURGERY: Our PCSO, Christine Cooley, will be holding a Police Surgery session in the village hall at 1pm tomorrow, Saturday. Please come along and discuss any concerns you might have or find out about property marking, community messaging, Neighbourhood Watch and Farm Watch.

PARISH COUNCIL: We are pleased to welcome new councillor Sam Sainsbury and to welcome back Peter Roundell to the parish council. Sam is secretary of the Piltdown Residents Association and a member of the Fletching Parish Action Plan Steering Group. Peter is one of our Wealden District councillors and has served on the parish council before. We have elected councillor Mike McGowan as our new chairman and would like to wish them all well in their new roles.

GRANTS: We have decided to award the Forget-me-Nots a grant of £500 to enable them to continue taking their elderly members to events and outings. We have also awarded a grant of £741 to the Fletching Parochial Church Council towards grass cutting and maintenance of the churchyard. We are pleased to support these two organisations, their contribution to the community is invaluable.

ROADS AND ROAD SAFETY: A lot of our roads are in poor condition at the moment, with potholes and overflowing drains causing hazardous conditions for drivers. We constantly monitor and report these issues to the highways department at East Sussex County Council and continue to chase for the most urgent repairs to be done as quickly as possible. If you notice any issues with roads, pavements, flooding, verges or signs you can report them directly to highways via their online reporting tool https://eastsussex.fixmystreet.com/

FACEBOOK: Did you know that the parish council now has a Facebook page? Just search for Fletching Parish Council and like our page, keep up to date with news and information.

FOOTPATHS: Do you use our footpaths? We are currently looking for volunteers to walk the public footpaths, report any broken stiles or obstructions and help us to update our walking notes. If you are interested in helping us to maintain these lovely scenic walks please contact the clerk on 01444 483080 or e-mail clerk@fletching-pc.org

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 5 February 1915. Enlist and Drink Beer – Another Lewes Notice. While the temperance advocates tell us that alcohol is injurious to health, and that the most efficient soldier is the teetotaler, the Trade issues some remarkable posters. We recently published one exhibited in the window of a Lewes inn urging men to be patriotic and drink the national beverage, beer. Here is another startler: Help Your Country. Enlist, and help to end the War. Drink Beer, and help to pay the cost.

Hailsham

COFFEE MORNING at the Methodist Church today, Friday, from 10am to noon. This is for the Women’s World Day of Prayer that will be in March.

ST MARY’S: The fourth Sunday after Epiphany. On Sunday, Holy Communion at 8am. All Age Special with crèche is at 10.30am, Jesus the King. Evening Prayer at 6.30pm, Disciples of the King, Supernatural Love.

MEETING POINT: Burials at sea and other maritime delights is the subject of Neill Hunter when he talks to the group on Monday at 7.30pm in St Mary’s church lounge. If you are interested in joining the group call Pam 844341 or Margaret 846019.

BONFIRE SOCIETY: There is a meeting of the bonfire society on Monday at the Hailsham Memorial Institute, Western Road, at 8pm. If you would like to know more about the society then go along and meet everybody. Enquiries 849962. The next Bonfire Bingo is on Friday February 20, 7.30pm at the Charles Hunt Centre.

RAMBLERS: There are two walks on Wednesday of differing lengths. The longer is 5 miles with Daphne 845055 which is the Hellingly to Gunhill circular. There are some stiles and muddy patches. Coffee at Wellshurst Golf Club. Jacquie and Sid 841995 are leading a short walk from the Sovereign Centre to Sovereign Harbour, departing South Road car park at 9.30am and parking in Prince William Parade near Sovereign Centre. If you would like to go along, please contact the walk leader in the first instance for details.

CORINTHIAN CHURCH: This Sunday there is a Service at 11am followed by refreshments at Primrose Hall followed by refreshments. The medium on this occasion is Paul Broadway.

HEALTHY LIVING GROUP: This week line dancing. The group meets on Tuesdays at the Methodist Church Hall from 10am to noon. This is a new club for the over-50s that promotes social, healthy activity, some chatting and tea-drinking plus some boccia, table tennis, yoga and line dancing.

BARN DANCE: There will be live music from The Spinning Jenny Band on Saturday February 7 at Summerheath Hall. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start and everyone is welcome. No dance experience is needed, it will be a great night out. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Coffee and tea available. Adults £10, U16s free. Information and advance tickets from Richard on 01323 842931 or Joy on 01323 840382. This is a fundraising event for Environment Hailsham (formerly Hailsham in Bloom) particularly to gather funds to buy seeds and plants for Hailsham’s floral displays and garden projects. Environment Hailsham gives Hailsham a brighter outlook by planting areas around the town. They grow many of their own plants, have a sensory garden and encourage children to grow vegetables. As volunteers they are always in need of help with watering, planting and maintaining the flower beds and boxes. If you are interested contact Richard on 01323 482931. All ages welcome.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: At the meeting last week, the society held Round Three of the Print Competition which was judged by Roger Crocombe, ARPS. It was Roger’s first visit to Hailsham and he assessed the pictures in a sensitive and understanding way, at the same time giving helpful advice, especially to the beginners and intermediates. In the Pavilion Cup (Beginners) two prints went through to the final: Grazing by Carole Parish and Wooden Door by Linda Busby. There were three successful prints in the Keith Donald Shield (Intermediate section), Early one Morning by Keith Deverson, Eryngium and Leaf Hopper by Rob Shepherd and Resting by Jean Mills. In the Founders Cup (Advanced Group) there were six prints to go through and these were, Freesia by Phil Smith, Yellowstone Canyon’ by Bob Sherrard, Feeling Wintry by Janice Payne, Margate in the Rain by Roger Scott, Dangerous Play by Gay Biddlecombe and Yellow House - Iceland by Pat Broad.

CRICKET: Hailsham Cricket Club starts training on Sunday from 8.15am to 10am at Hampden Park Sports Centre. Open to everyone, from experienced players looking to try out a new club to complete beginners. For more details please contact Rob Wilkinson 07980146841 or emailwilko27@hotmail.co.uk.

Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak & Cross in Hand

ST RICHARD’S CHURCH: Sunday, 10am Parish Eucharist with activities for children. Tuesday, 1.30pm St Richard’s Toddler group in the church hall. Wednesday, 10am Holy Communion. Saturday February 7, 9am Parish Prayers in church.

CHURCH SERVICES: All Saints’Old Heathfield, 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 11am Morning Worship Morning Worship. All Welcome for coffee after this service. St George’s Broad Oak, 9.30am Holy Communion (CW). Website http://allsaintsoldheathfield.org/

FLOWER CLUB: Horam and Heathfield Flower Club presents a floral evening, A Hands-on Floral Workshop, at Heathfield Community Centre on Thursday February 12. Visitors welcome £5. Sales table, raffle and refreshments. Tel: 01435 864633.

Isfield & Little Horsted

HEAVY: Henry Brookes, widely known locally as H, will be strumming on home turf this evening (Friday) from 9pm when the heavy metal band Dethonator plays in Isfield. The band has a gig at The Laughing Fish where H’s day job is one of two chefs at his parents’ pub. Tonight, however, he will be giving the kitchen a miss to play guitar and sing backing vocals with the London-based band, which has been playing around the UK and in continental Europe since 2002. Tracks from their EP recordings can be found on www.dethonator.com

YOGA: I see from the parish council website that yoga classes are to start up at Isfield Village Hall. Grace Annand is starting the classes on Thursday February 5 (6pm to 7pm). Grace can be contacted on 01825 763591 or 07966 284139 or email graceannand@hotmail.com

ANIMAL CHAT: Trevor Weeks is to be the guest speaker at next Wednesday’s meeting of Isfield Forget-Me-Not Club when he will give a talk on East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Animal Service. Fortnightly meetings of the club are held at the village hall from 2.30pm.

CHURCH SERVICES: St Margaret’s, Isfield: 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).

mobile library

MOBILE LIBRARY: Saturday: The School, Rotherfield 12.05pm-12.35pm; Opposite the school, Punnetts Town 2.05pm-2.35pm; Horebeech Lane, Horam 2.55pm-3.45pm.

Newick

COUNTRY MARKET: Why not pop along to the village hall today, Friday, between 10am and 11am and see what Newick Country Market has to offer and enjoy a natter and a cuppa.

ST MARY’S CHURCH services, Sunday Holy Communion at 8am followed with a Family Service at 10.30am. Lifts are available but must be booked in advance, please telephone 01444 482272.

AFTERNOON CLUB: Newick Afternoon Club will be meeting on Thursday February 12 in the Community Centre at 2.30pm. The speaker will be Ian Reekie, his subject Kenya Challenge.

HORTICULTURE: Also on February 12 the horticultural society will be holding their first meeting of the year in the village hall from 8pm. The speaker will be Mark Saunders, his subject is Annuals but not Bedding. If you would like your garden to be really beautiful this year, maybe you should attend this meeting.

NEWICK WI will be meeting on Thursday February 19 in the Community Centre at 7.45pm. Their speaker is June Felstead from the Alsar Search Dog Team.

COFFEE MORNING on February 21 at 10am in the Community Centre, in aid of Camp Jebez.

NEWICK CINEMA: The next film show will be on Sunday February 22. The film is The Hundred Foot Journey in the village hall from 7.30pm. Further details later.

Ringmer

FOOTBALL CLUB: Tomorrow, Saturday, the first team are away to St Francis Rangers in a SCFL Div 1 fixture with a 3pm kick-off at the Colwell Ground. On Tuesday the firsts are at home to Loxwood, also a league fixture with a 7.45pm kick-off at The Caburn. The second team are at home to Saltdean Utd on Saturday with a 3pm kick-off time. On Monday evening the club plays host to AFC Ringmer when they have a friendly match at The Caburn ground with a 7.30pm kick-off.

ST MARY’S CHURCH: Services this Sunday: 8am Holy Communion, 9.45am Family Service and at 6.30pm a Taize-style Eucharist for Candlemas. These services take their name from the ecumenical Taize community in Burgundy and are quiet and meditative with lots of candles and chants accompanied by a small instrumental group and singers. On the church website at www.ringmerchurch.org.uk you will find details of services, a calendar of events, information about all the church groups, and a parish journal of photographs taken during the course of the last 12 months.

FLOWER CLUB: At the meeting on Wednesday at 2pm in the village hall, there will be a talk by Lyn Constable entitled Vase, Vase, Vase. The competition for members who wish to enter is My Sweet Valentine to incorporate a vase. A warm welcome awaits members and also visitors who can come along for a small charge of £4 to include tea and biscuits. New members can enrol for an annual subscription of £25 which is only £2.50 a meeting.

BRIDGE CLUB: At its meeting on Wednesday January 21, the result of the duplicate pairs played was: 1, Liz and Tim Owen; 2, Alan Disney and Roy Skan; 3, Joan Evett and Sandra Dudley-Williams. The club next meets in the St Mary’s room of the village hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm.

ST PETER AND JAMES Hospice Support Group. Now is the time to book your place at Bob’s Bumper Quiz on March 7 in the village hall. If you would like to join/make up a team please ring Bob on 812784. There will be an Open Garden event in Ringmer on June 6 and 14 East (Laughton Road and the Broyle) and June 7 and 13 Central (rest of the village). Contact Bob on 812784 email: rjandljcairns@btinternet.com if you have a garden you would like to show. He will be thrilled to hear from you and will answer any questions you may have. If you have any spare foreign currency hidden in your home, and would like to donate this to the hospice, there is a box at the back of the church, or it can be handed in at Wednesday Coffee Break.

Uckfield

COMPUTERS: I’m sure that computers are ganging up to take over the world. I’ve had terrible trouble with mine and other people seem to have had the same trouble. Anyway I’m up and running properly again. How did we manage without them?

GYM: I’ve been feeling fat and sluggish so I’ve dragged myself back to the gym. I was pleased to find out that I’m not fat after all. And it’s rewarding to see on the machines that I easily lose around 200 calories, plus walking/jogging for over three miles. I feel fitter already.

PAMPHILON THEATRE: The Pamphilon Theatre is showing a professional touring company’s production of It’s A Wonderful World tomorrow, Saturday. Welcome to Bedford Falls. Welcome to small town America. George Bailey, a middle aged clerk who discovers the difference he has made to his family, his friends and his home town - with a little help from Clarence, the apprentice angel. Professional theatre company Farnham Maltings is bringing the struggles and joys of 1940s small town America to the villages and towns of England. Using their own, inimitable style the company has created a piece of theatre that promises to warm the coldest of places through the long winter nights. Recommended audience age eight years and over. Doors open at 6.30pm for 7pm. Seats are limited to 80, so tickets will be reserved on a strictly first- come first- served basis. It will be a two hour show with an interval. Licensed bar. Tickets: adult £12, student £6 from 01273 782171/lizatpamphilon@hotmail.com

FILM: Uckfield Film Society’s February film is Blue is the Warmest Colour, the first film ever at the Cannes Film Festival to share the Palme d’Or between the director and the film’s two actresses. Adele is a passionate young woman who has a yearning she doesn’t quite understand, until a chance encounter with the blue haired Emma. Abdellatif Kechiche’s epic film evokes love in its purest and most passionate form - intense, cataclysmic and unforgettable. For information about the Uckfield Film Society, call 01825 764909. Blue is the Warmest Colour is on at the Picture House on Sunday February 8.

HORTICULTURE: Uckfield and District Horticultural Society monthly meeting will be held on Monday February 9 at 7.30pm at The Ashdown Room, Uckfield Civic Centre. This will be the annual general meeting followed by Something of Interest together with a plant sale. Please bring along any excess plants you have that we could sell. All welcome. Non members £3.

SUSSEX POLICE: Sussex Police Wealden Neighbourhood Policing Team District Commander’s Message: I’d like to kick off my first message of 2015 by talking about burglaries. The good news is that Wealden has solved more burglaries from outbuildings, such as sheds and garages, and we have also seen a significant reduction in this type of offence. Neighbourhood officers have been doing a lot of work around prevention, advising people on how they can protect their property. If you’d like to talk to someone about this, you can find the details for your officer through the local teams page. However, we are also experiencing a rise in reports of house burglaries, particularly in the north of the district. A number of these have happened when properties have been left empty for a significant period of time, perhaps when residents have been away on holiday, or they are unoccupied because of illness or in preparation to be sold. Asking neighbours to keep an eye on your property while you are away can help - as can using timer switches to activate lights and radios to give the impression that a house or flat is occupied. We are exploring all investigative leads to assess whether any of the incidents are linked, but we also need your help. Criminals can sometimes use the cold calling method to find out if properties are occupied, knocking on doors in an area to see if someone answers. If you witness any cold calling in your neighbourhood, or see any suspicious activity, please let us know. You can email us on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 with any information thatis not related to an emergency or actual crime in progress. No matter how small or apparently insignificant you feel it is, your information could really make a difference.

Waldron

SNOWDROPS: New York may be wrestling with a white-out and our weather forecast may be for freezing winds and low temperatures later this week, but at my gateway my first valiant little snowdrops are out, raising their heads to spring. Take a walk and look out for them around the village, they’ll cheer you up if January is getting you down.

VALENTINE: Sunday is the first day of February, the shortest month, so can March (and spring proper) be far behind? and to celebrate, The Star is putting on a special Valentine’s Day menu on Saturday February 14. You’ll enjoy four courses plus coffee and chocolates for £27.50 per head and while you’re eating, you will be entertained by the mood swing music of Jazz Duo. For goodness’ sake, get all romantic and book it quickly before every table is taken.

BOOK CLUB: The village’s Book Club, held once a month at the Stores, is a great way of finding titles that you might not otherwise have read, recommended by other members. This week we were discussing To the River by Olivia Laing, a lyrical hymn to the River Ouse, and a description of the author’s walk of the river’s route from source to the sea. I’d never have picked it up if it hadn’t been for the Book Club, but I’m so glad I’ve read it, it’s beautiful.

TRACKING NAMES: I’m still trying to track down photographs of some of the men on our war memorial, for whom we have no images. I’m sure there must be families living around the area who are proud of their ancestor’s sacrifice and perhaps still have a photograph or old letters, or even medals of their service. Some families may not even know that their ancestor’s name is on our village war memorial, but if you can help us yourself, or by passing on information about our search to someone you know is related, please do. This month, I’m remembering the men from Waldron who died in January 1915, and they were Bert Farley of Owlesbury and Harry Robins of Tanyard Cottage, two friends who had worked for Mr Kemp at Firgrove Farm. We have no photographs of them. Contact me at valerie.chidson@btopenworld.com or ring 01435 812036 if you have, or know a relative who might have.

SERVICES: This Sunday services are both at All Saints’. They will be 8am Holy Communion (from the Book of Common Prayer) and 10am (Parish Communion) followed by coffee and cake. The celebrant and preacher at both services will be the Reverend George Pitcher.

Warbleton & Rushlake Green

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

WARBLETON BRASS BAND: The band is looking for more brass players and a drummer to join the band, especially cornet players. A training band is available and instruments and tuition can be given. Any age or standard are welcome. There is a busy but fun concert programme throughout the year. The band doesn’t take part in contests or marching. Friday evening rehearsals are at the Dunn Village Hall, Rushlake Green. www.warbletonbrassband.co.uk Tel 01273 493469 or secretary@warbletonbrassband.co.uk

WINE AND CHEESE: The committee of the Dunn Village Hall is holding the annual Wine and Cheese evening at the hall on Saturday February 21 at 7.30pm, in aid of hall funds. For further information contact Katy on 01435 830205.