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Hort Soc: After you have attended the Horticultural Society's next lecture today (Friday) in the Village Hall at 2.30pm entitled 'Camera in Hand, Picture in Mind' by Melvyn Smith, you will be able to impress your family and friends with your new found knowledge and photographic ability. Go out into the countryside and villages so that you can take prize winning photos for the Spring Show on Saturday, 8th April. If your skills lie in other directions, take a look at all the other categories and see what might inspire you. Schedules for the Society's shows can be obtained from the membership secretary, Mrs Joan Davis 253458.

Dance Club: Our Sequence Dance Club meets in the Village Hall on Friday evenings. Call Tony (253287) to find out more – the evening is 7-10pom with a break for tea and chat.

Badminton: We have two badminton clubs in the village, both happy to welcome occasional players, and open to all abilities. Fridays 8-10pm, and Mondays 5.45 -6.45pm in Pretious Sports Hall.

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Over 60s: Peter Hayman will be speaking to the Over 60s club on Tuesday, at the meeting which will also be the AGM. Meetings start at 2pm in the Village Hall.

Footpath Group: A change to the normal format this evening, the Footpath Group will meet in the Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday, for their AGM and Social. There will be a fun quiz, refreshments and a grand raffle.

Coffee & Chat: Each Wednesday morning there is Coffee Stop in the Church Centre – just an opportunity to stop and chat over a cuppa. All very welcome.

Lace Group: The Lace Group will be meeting in the Jenkins Room at 2pm on Wednesday.

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Thursday Seniors: Thursday Seniors’ Club meets every Thursday in Northiam Village Hall from 10.30am until 2.30pm. All pensioners are welcome, and free door to door transport can be arranged for anyone in Northiam, Beckley, Peasmarsh and Broad Oak if you are on the Rye Community Bus route. The cost is £7 and includes welcome tea/coffee, a freshly cooked 2 course meal, extend chair exercises and a talk/entertainment. Call Joan 252568, Jane 252973 or Linda 252283 to find out more as a member or a helper.

Bank: The NatWest mobile bank calls at the Village Hall car park each Thursday 1.15-2.15pm.

Parish Council: This month’s Parish Council meeting will be ion Thursday at 7pm in the Jenkins Room – lots to discuss!!

Boot Sale: Northiam Village Hall Trust’s final indoor Boot sale of the year will be held on Sunday 12th March. Call Marie Edwards (01797 253264) to book a table.

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Chitiwiri: As we take a critical look at our wardrobes in a quick burst of Spring Cleaning enthusiasm, there will, no doubt, be many items which never got worn this winter. Thankfully, there is another clothing collection for Chitiwiri due on 28th March, so all those unwanted items can be turned into lifesaving necessities in Malawi. If you would like to donate any unwanted items of clothing, household linens, toiletries or soft toys, please take them to Forge House after 9th March. They will be much appreciated.

CAB: The Citizens’ Advice Bureau will now be calling in to Northiam once a month – on the last Thursday of each month in the Village Hall (10-12).

MP Surgery: Hugh Merriman, our MP, will be holding a local surgery on Friday 17th March in the Village Hall, 9.30-11am. He will be joined by Angharad Davies, our east Sussex County Councillor, and you are invited to go along to discuss any local problems, issues or areas of concern which you might have. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

10k Run: Exciting news! Northiam will be holding a 10k run on 17th September. The Bonfire Society have negotiated with Kent & East Sussex Railway and Bodiam Castle (National Trust) to hold an accurately measured road race with chip timing between the station and the castle – picturesque eh? Generous sponsorship from Gardenscape and Bourne Sport has enabled us to commit to this great new event in the village calendar. Share the word and visit

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Church Services: 5th St Mary’s: 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Holy Communion. St Teresa’s: 9am Mass

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