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Horam & Vines Cross

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: We are taking a smarter approach to the way we prevent, detect and tackle crime and local problems in your area. Since 2015 we have embarked on a transformational change programme. We have looked at every element of our local policing service, determining how we can manage more demand with fewer people and meet the new and emerging threats facing our communities. Our new local policing model holds on to areas of policing which are much valued and has transformed others to address the changing nature of crime and evolution of new crime types and threats for example child exploitation and terrorism. We have now launched our new Local Policing Model which sees teams working closely together to provide a flexible and resilient service within your community: Prevention Teams are accessible. Aim to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour by working with partners and targeting their patrols in areas where they can make a difference. Include PCSOs with enhanced skills, police officers and staff, including specialists working with young people in schools and colleges. Identify the best ways to solve problems, tackle repeat issues and reduce crime. Cover every neighbourhood in Sussex and can be contacted directly. Response Teams are there when needed in an emergency, available 24/7. Work proactively in vulnerable areas. Also attend non-emergency calls where a policing presence is needed. Investigations teams investigate professionally and effectively. Proactively pursue and manage offenders, using the latest technology and digital evidence techniques to catch criminals.

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak & Cross in Hand news

Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak & Cross In Hand

ALL SAINTS CHURCH: Old Heathfield. Sunday, 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 11am Holy Communion with prayers for Healing. All welcome for coffee after this service. St George’s Broad Oak, 9.30am Third Dimension.

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Herstmonceux & Wartling news

Herstmonceux & Wartling

FUNDRAISING DINNER: This evening, Friday, at 7.30pm in the main hall of Herstmonceux Village Hall. The three-course dinner with musical entertainment from the Vitality Villages’ Choir and local singer Rosie Page will cost £16 per head. A bar selling beer, wines and soft drinks will be available. Please contact Sheila Charlton on 01323 833673 for tickets. This is a Vitality Villages fundraising event.

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Plumpton news


WALK: 4.25 mile walk with the Footpath Society tomorrow, Saturday, starts at 10am at Roosthole Forestry Commission car park (Map Ref: 208 298). This walk is an interesting woodland circuit which includes Mannings Heath and St. Leonard’s Forest. For more details call Sue and Robin Akers on 01273 891701 or 07775423361.

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Telscombe news


YOGA: Every Monday from 7.15pm to 8.15pm in the Civic Centre. Contact Jane email: phone: 07703 167895.

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Peacehaven news


BINGO: The next bingo session will be on Wednesday December 20 at 2pm.

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A FEW DAYS AWAY: In the sun is always pleasant at this time of year but it is good to get back to the stability of the village where things rarely show much sign of change. Happy enough to miss the bonfire and fireworks festivals, which are never a favourite of your correspondent who always wonders how it effects the animals and small babes trying to sleep. Not much progress either, it seems, on the odd ‘building site’ that scars parts of the village although Gill’s move to the studio extension at Malthouse seems almost complete with a front garden and side gates being prepared even though another piece of the old stone wall appears to have been lost.

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Waldron news


FOUR IN A BAR: There will be a concert on Wednesday at All Saints’ Church by the a cappella group Four in a Bar. It will be a miscellany of close harmony from barbershop to sea shanties via spirituals, Irish ballads and even the Beatles. It’s an early evening concert (starting at 7.00 pm) with time to raise a glass and be out in time for dinner at the Star (pre-booking would be appreciated). Tickets are £5 in aid of the Friends of Waldron Churches available from Judith Clark on 01435 812558. If you bought tickets earlier on in the year for the first date of this concert which had to be postponed, you can still use them for this one.

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Rodmell & Southease news

Rodmell and Southease

TALK: Not much going on in Rodmell at the moment, apart from the fact that on November 21, Ian Everest is giving a talk about Newhaven Fort at 8pm in the village hall. His talks nearly always fill the hall, so we are hoping for a good turnout.

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KINGSTON WI: Report of meeting on November 2, by Helen Dudley.

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Nevill news


REMEBRANCE SUNDAY: We went to the war memorial on a very cold late afternoon in memory of the fallen Lewes people who lost their lives in the first world war. It was well presented and very moving. The names of the fallen were called with their address,how and when they died and their age. The bonfire boy (and one female) who represented them, would then put out their torch. It was very noticeable that there were a few families who lost two or three of their men. RIP

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Polegate news


POLEGATE PLODDERS: Would like more folk to join their running/jogging group. Please contact Brian Winn on 07765216990 or email

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Hailsham news


BONFIRE BINGO: Tonight, Friday, the first fundraising event after this year’s Bonfire Spectacular in October. Fundraising starts towards next year’s event. Doors open 7pm for eyes down at 7.30pm at the Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Field. There is a raffle and refreshments.

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Hellingly & Horsebridge news

Hellingly & Horsebridge

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Tomorrow, Saturday, at Hellingly Village Hall from 10am till noon. There will be cake, kitchen and bathroom, toys, book stalls, raffle, tombola and refreshments. For Hellingly Church Causes.

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Arlington & Berwick news

Arlington & Berwick

JUMBLE SALE: Today, Friday please take your jumble to the village hall ready for tomorrow’s Jumble Sale. Tomorrow, Saturday, from 2pm, the Autumn Jumble Sale will be held in Arlington Village Hall.

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CONCERT: An evening with Noel and Tricia Richards, Saturday November 25 at The Civic Centre. A concert featuring songs and conversation about love, life, friendship and faith. Event organised by Christians in Uckfield supported by Kings Church Uckfield. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm. Tickets £6 if purchased in advance from Tickets on the door £8.

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Ringmer news


ST MARY’S: Services this Sunday, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Eucharist and 6.30pm Evensong. Families Tea Time service 4pm. A short fun time with a story and song. Teatime snacks for all. The Christmas Fair is on December 2 in the village hall. Donations of good quality items, food, bottles, etc can be made via the church or contact Jo Linehan. Do please support this lovely village event and pick up raffle tickets for friends and family too. The Mothers Union meeting on Tuesday is a fun antiques road show style evening with guest Simon Webster offering valuation of small items, no grandfather clocks please. We start with a short service at 7.30pm. Visitors are very welcome. Churchyard Autumn blitz next Friday, November 24, from 2pm to 4pm will be the last of our monthly churchyard tidying sessions. We would love to have as much help as possible, armed with secateurs, long armed branch loppers, brooms, bags, lawn edge shears.

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Seaford news


COMMUNITY CINEMA: Seaford Community Cinema are showing My Life as a Courgette, cert PG (Subtitled) tonight, Friday, at the Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane from 7.30pm. Advance tickets are available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street or on the door.

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Willindon, Wannock & Jevington news

Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington

TRINITY DINERS: Next meal is today, Friday. Contact Jennie on 484189 to book your place. Meet at noon for lunch at 12.30pm.

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Cooksbridge, Offham & Hamsey news

Cooksbridge, Offham & Hamsey

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, St Peter’s Church, 10.15am Sunday School in the church hall, 10.30am Parish Communion followed by coffee in the hall.

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