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Ditchling

DITCHLING WI: At the May meeting the WI gave a big thank you to Rosemary for her devotion to this WI and her unfailing provision of lovely flowers for their tables. Rosemary is moving to be nearer her family and will join the local WI there. We wish her well in her new home. The WI Resolution for this year was discussed which is Mental Health Matters as Much as Physical Health. This hopefully will be voted for nationally and encourage the Government to put more resources into this, a very important matter. Excerpts from future Speakers were listened to and gave the WI ideas of topics for meetings in 2019. The group voted on these. Jean Morley won the flower of the month. The next meeting is on Thursday 7 June in Ditchling Village Hall at 2.15pm. Joe Mendill on Mark Twain Live. Visitors are welcome.

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Chailey

REPAIR CAFE: The International Repair Cafe organisation supports free meeting places where expert volunteers with repair skills in all kinds of fields repair things such as clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys and much more. Visitors bring broken items from home which might otherwise be disposed of. They watch while the specialists start working on them, perhaps learning something about repairing as they do so. They can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while they are waiting. Traditionally, the Cafes run one Saturday a month for three hours, so the commitment is not huge. The support of both Chailey Parish Council and the Parish Hall Committee is being sought and Bryan (who currently volunteers at both Forest Row and Horsham Repair Cafes) would like to see what interest there is locally to establish a Repair Cafe. Do contact Bryan, at brymac@btinternet.com, if you would be interested in helping or would like to find out more.

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Cross in Hand, Horam, Blackboys & Five Ashes

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: Update on last weekend’s Operation Blitz activity. Last Friday the Blitz team were out patrolling identified hotspots across Wealden. Officers carried out foot patrols in Uckfield town centre and the Fernley Park estate; liaising with local businesses and residents who have previously been affected by anti-social behaviour. They also did some home visits to check their repeat offenders were at home when they were supposed to be. Police received calls concerning a group of youths knocking over dustbins around Ghyll Road in Heathfield. They also understand there was a group of youths drinking and being noisy in Jubilee Park and they will try to increase are patrols in the area this weekend. Police didn’t run an Op Blitz on Saturday, but are aware that a number of vehicles had their aerials stolen in Harcourt Road, Uckfield, and a vehicle was damaged in Old Common Way. They’re continuing with enquiries and follow-up actions regarding the number of cars that have been damaged in the Uckfield area.
NEWS: Additional officers to strengthen policing in Sussex. Sussex Police has an exciting opportunity to strengthen policing with an additional 200 police officers. These new posts are in addition to protecting nearly 500 police officer and staff posts it had planned to lose as part of its savings plans. The increase in the precept has put the force in a much stronger financial position. Chief Constable Giles York is determined that the public will feel the difference as he makes changes following the raise in local precept.

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Cooksbridge, Offham & Hamsey

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

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Burwash

COFFEE: The After Eight Club charity coffee morning, that was held in the Burwash Common Pavilion was also well attended. The organisers of this popular event work hard to make it fun and successful. Not sure how much has been raised but the money will be split between Admiral Nurses for dementia care at home, First Responders and Prostrate cancer research. Well done to everyone for their hard work and thank you to all those who supported them.

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Barcombe

PLANT SALE: Tomorrow, Saturday, 9am to 11am in Barcombe Village Hall.

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Arlington & Berwick

WATER: Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink. Closing soon, South East Water consultation. Have your say on your future water supplies, closes on May 21, go to https://corporate. Southeastwater .co.uk/about-us/our-plans /your-water-your-say

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Ninfield and Hooe

MARVELLOUS MAY: Well, the weather has cheered up a bit, and we’re in for a dry week. Bowls Club, you can heave a sigh of relief (see below). As I said last year, remember that this is the month when we really should make the most of the extended daylight and balmy evenings as, when we go into June, it’s only a matter of three weeks until the longest day, after which it all reverts back. Ok, I promise I’ll not mention Christmas. But, time flies so quickly these days, for instance, it’s only eight weeks to Ninfield Carnival, and posters and flyers will be up shortly with all the information needed for your diaries. There are lots of ways to join in and have fun; Masterchef, Strong Team Challenge- The Tractor Pull, floats, dancing, magician, disco, a great band in The Chandeliers, loads of stalls, fantastic games and rides for the youngsters and as always, the barbecue, the bar and the tea tent. So please get in touch on the numbers/email below for more information.

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Malling

SOUTH MALLING SCHOOL: Next week is our last week before the half term holiday and what a busy one it is. Throughout the week there is a focus on staying safe and healthy. We start on Monday with training for all our staff on a key area of our work: safeguarding children. On Tuesday, our Year 6’s go off to Newhaven Fort to take part in Safety in Action where they learn about how to keep themselves safe in a variety of situations. On Thursday we are lucky enough to have some more workshops on healthy food and cookery from our meal providers, Chartwells. We finish our term on Friday with the ever popular Fun Run, where the children are sponsored to run around the school field as many times as they can, to raise much needed funds for our school, whilst keeping fit.

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Uckfield

THE ARTS SOCIETY: Uckfield and Lewes meet on Wednesday June 13 at Ukfield Civic Centre. 2pm for tea/coffee, 2.30pm talk,

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Plumpton

FOOTPATH SOCIETY WALK: 4.5 miles, this Sunday starts at 2.30pm. Meet at public car park bedside Onslow Arms, Loxwood (B2133, Map Ref: 042 311). Possible lunch at the Onslow Arms. For more details call Sue and Robin Akers on 01273 891701 or 07775423361.

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Peacehaven

OPEN GARDENS: Peacehaven Open Gardens are pleased to announce the event will take place over the weekend June 23 and 24 from 2pm to 6pm. This year we have three new gardens joining us along with Peacehaven Community Garden and Peacehaven Allotments. Tickets are £4 each and this covers all gardens on both days. Refreshments, plants and crafts will be available at a selection of the gardens over the weekend. This year we are lucky to have Seaford Sunshine Strummers playing at 8 Tor Road, Peacehaven on the Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. All proceeds will be donated to St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Eastbourne. Tickets are available to purchase from most of the gardens, Peacehaven Town Council from 1st June and Alison on 01273589502. The event is kindly sponsored by Paradise Park, Newhaven

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Waldron

STRING THEORY: There’s music at the pub this Sunday at the Star when our favourite group String Theory comes again to entertain from 12.30pm until 3pm.

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Polegate

WANTED: Correspondent to take over Parish Pump Column for Polegate, also Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington.

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Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington

WANTED: Correspondent to take over Parish Pump Column for Polegate, also Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington.

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Telscombe

YOGA: With Natalie Heath every Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm in the Civic Centre. Contact Natalie Heath email: mrsnatalieheath@yahoo.co.uk phone: 07738538094.

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Ringmer

BRIDGE CLUB: At its meeting on Wednesday May 9, the result of the duplicate pairs played was: 1, Lesley Durrant and David Warner; 2, Deirdre Booth and Suzanne Malley; 3, Liz and Tim Owen. The club next meets in the St Mary’s room of the village hall next Wednesday at 7.30pm. Contact 814220.

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Piddinghoe

FILM FOR FREE: Piddinghoe Village Hall’s big screen will be showing the last of the winter and spring series of Film Nights tonight (Friday) with Namaste, an extraordinary presentation, the story of a young lady’s journey to Nepal, starting as a health worker and finally setting up a wonderful charity. The subject is Dr Kate Yarrow from Lewes who, in 2014, began her mission to establish DoctorsForNepal. And this one-hour tale depicts her marvellous journey. It is absolutely free for film-goers who can merely turn up tonight and experience the courage, resilience and indomitable spirit of those Nepalese who live in the remote areas of their country, largely deprived of any type of professional health care and often, as you will see, needing to walk for days on end to see a medical practitioner. The film was shown recently at The Depot in Lewes and has been acclaimed by, among others, the broadcaster Jon Snow. It is hoped Dr Yarrow will be able to attend but if not her representative, film-maker Cesca Eaton will be on hand to discuss it. Nepalese-style food and drinks will be available and donations to the charity will be invited as well as the opportunity to buy other items in support of DoctorsForNepal. Start time is 7pm.

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Seaford

COMMUNITY CINEMA: Seaford Community Cinema have a special event showing of In Between (subtitled) cert 15 tonight, Friday, from 7.30pm at The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane. Advance tickets are available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street or on the door.

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Nevill

ST MARY’S SUPPORTERS CLUB: Next Saturday, May 26, is live Blues and Jazz with Smokestack. Don’t forget the Annual General Meeting which will be held on June 4 at 7.30pm. Come along and support your club and have your say. Why not look on our website, stmaryssupportersclub.co.uk to see what events are being held and how to make a booking.

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