CIRCULAR ROUTE: (4 to 5 miles) taking in Downland views along the way is on Sunday December 30 at 10.30am. There will be moderate terrain with one steep climb of 100m towards the end. Meet members of the Footpath Society at Willows Car park, off Alfriston High Street (Map Ref: 522 032). For more details call John and Judy Lawrenson on 01273 472277 or 07815521068.

Friday, 21st December 2018, 5:00 am
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 9:10 am

RIVER OUSE WALK: On Wednesday January 2 the Footpath Society have a five mile level walk with just three stiles, alongside the River Ouse, starting and finishing at Barcombe Mills car park (but still to be confirmed). Meet ready to start walking at 10.30am. For more details call Andrew Holdsworth on 01273 890001 or 07932635778.

JUMBLE SALE: is, at the village hall, on Saturday January 5 at 2pm to raise funds for the Bowls Club. There will be cakes, a tombola, toys, books, clothes, bric-a-brac and much more. There will be lots to rummage through so do go along, you may well find a bargain. Donations of jumble will be much appreciated apart from videos as these no longer sell. Please take jumble to the hall from 9am to midday.

ZUMBA WITH LUCY: takes place every Wednesday at the Scout Headquarters from 7pm to 7.45pm. It is a fun, friendly class suitable for all abilities. Classes are £5 pay as you go with a weekly raffle to win a free class. No need to pre-book you can just arrive and join in. For more information contact Lucy at [email protected]

FOOTPATH SOCIETY: five mile walk on Saturday January 12 will start at Barcombe Cross and explore the low-lying area of the Weald, north of Lewes. Lunch, for those who wish, can be had at a pub in Barcombe. Meet at the village shop in Barcombe Cross, there is a car park nearby, (Map Ref: 421 158) ready to start walking at 10.15am. For more details call John and Judy Lawrenson on 01273 472277 or 07815521068.

PANTOMIME: Plumpton Pantomime Society’s production, at the village hall, this year is Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Performances are on Sunday January 20 at 2pm and 6pm and Wednesday to Saturday, January 23 to 26, at 7.30pm, with a matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday. For more information and tickets visit

CLIMBING MOUNT VENISON: Antarctica, a talk by Cliff Dargonne is at the village hall on Wednesday January 30. All are welcome to join members of the Footpath Society for this talk, meet at the hall at 2pm and the talk will start at 2.30pm.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS: and best wishes for 2019 to all my readers. Many thanks to you all for reading this column.