NHW: The annual meeting of Neighbourhood Watch will take place on Thursday at 7.30pm at the Lucas Hall as usual. Speakers will be Adam Chugg, head of the Council for Voluntary Service (now renamed 3VA for some reason) in East Sussex, who will give us a projection of the demands on voluntary services in rural areas like ours, and Chief Inspector Gary Pike, who will cover cyber-crime and identity theft, subjects which alarm many of us. We hope both will stay for questions and chat over drinks and nibbles after the meeting.
TELEPHONE BOX: Roy Wilkinson and Richard Caswell have done a brilliant job of replacing and repainting the door of our telephone box in the middle of the village. The box (which dates back to the 1930s) is now the home of our village defibrillator and our lending library, both useful services for our community. Grateful thanks to both gentlemen.
WALKFEST: Our village walk, Jack Fuller’s Waldron, which was organised by Wealden District Council as part of their bigger Walking Festival, was a huge success with 48 walkers strolling round the village led by Sophie Hepworth and other WDC staff members. Mrs Hynes kindly gave permission for us to take a look at the exterior of Tanners Manor which for many walkers was the high point of the outing. Illustrating the history was GeoffHutchinson, suitably dressed as Mad Jack Fuller, and slightly out of time as the family Fuller had moved off to Brightling before he was born in the 18th century. Still, it was enormous fun and his lively presentation was much appreciated by everyone.
SERVICES: This weekend’s Sunday services will both be at All Saints’and will take place at 8am (Holy Communion) and 10am (Parish Eucharist) followed by coffee. Then everyone will be invited to repair to Culverwood, for the Parish Harvest Lunch, hosted by George and Mobbs Pitcher. All are welcome.
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