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Cross in Hand, Horam, Blackboys & Five Ashes

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: Stalking Awareness Week April 8 to April 12. Although it ends today, did you know? Statistics show that one in six women and one in 12 men will experience stalking, but this is believed to be grossly underestimated. And when they become victims, they do not tend to report to the police until the 100th incident. Stalking victim Amanda Playle, from Bexhill, is urging people to take stalking seriously and not delay reporting as part of Sussex Police’s campaign in support of National Stalking Awareness Week. Watch the video /news/stalking-victim- amanda-playle-urges-victims- to-seek-help-as-sussex-police-supports -national-stalking-awareness -week-364964

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Cooksbridge, Offham & Hamsey news

Cooksbridge, Offham & Hamsey

CHURCH SERVICE: Sunday at St Peter’s Church Offham, 10.15am Sunday School in the church hall. Palm Sunday Service 10.30am. Family Communion with distribution of palm crosses. Conducted by the Reverend Judith Egar, Rural Dean, followed by coffee/team cake and biscuits in the church hall. All are very welcome.

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Chailey news


MUM AND TODDLER GROUP: At St Peter’s Church, on Chailey Green, meets every Friday from 9.30am. This is free of charge and coffee, tea and biscuits will be available. If you or anyone you know would be interested in coming along please contact the Parish Office on 01825 722286 for more details.

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

Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: 2nd Heathfield Brownies are celebrating their 50th birthday. If you were at Broad Oak School or The Goward Hall please come along and celebrate tomorrow, Saturday, at the Goward Hall, 2pm to 4pm. The present Brownies would love to see you. Audrey.

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Fletching news


CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Palm Sunday (April 14) 10am Parish Communion. Wednesday, 10am Holy Communion. Thursday, Maundy Thursday, 7pm Holy Communion. Friday April 19, Good Friday Service at 2pm; Holy Saturday Vigil Service 8pm; Easter Sunday Family Service with Communion 10am.

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Barcombe news


TALE OF TWO TEAMS: Shortmat gained the necessary one point to keep them off the bottom of the league and the Barcombe Cribbage team, playing out of the Royal Oak, have won the Alexandra league 2018/19. After losing 12 to13 against arch rivals The Green Man, and winning the final match 13 to 12 the team led by Gordon Gurman triumphed for the first time in many a year.

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East Hoathly

EASTER LILIES FOR CHURCH: Would you like to dedicate a lily to remember a loved one at Easter? The lilies cost £4 and will be part of the floral decorations in the church over Easter. There will be a list of dedications made at the front of the church. Forms are available form the church, the Village Stores and the parish magazine. Forms must be returned by 5th April, together with payment. If you have any questions please call Sally Clarke on 01825 840977 for more details.

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Bishopstone news


A COFFEE MORNING: With various stalls is tomorrow, Saturday, from 10am to 2pm, in St Andrew’s Church. Come and find out more about your historic church and listen to Michael Burton playing the organ. Enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt for children in and around the church.

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Hailsham news


FAMILY EASTER QUIZ: Hosted by Hailsham FM and Environment Hailsham, a sumptuous tea awaits quizzers at Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road BN27 3DR. Teams of up to 8 are invited to book with Richard on 01323 842931 or at the Hailsham FM Studio. Tickets are £7, U12s £1 which includes the quiz, and beautifully presented tea and cakes.

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DAILY WALK: I have been enjoying my daily walk even more than usual recently as it takes me past the huge field beside Ridge Road. At the moment, lambs are being born every day. Last Monday I actually watched a lamb being born and every day there are more, often only just born, with their mothers nudging them to get up. The shepherds are never far away and they hop on the quad bike and speed over to any newborns to check them over. Sometimes they swing them backwards and forwards head down, I am guessing that this is to clear their airways. It is wonderful to watch the lambs get unsteadily to their feet and I will enjoy watching their progress. I hope they are not moved from the field too soon.

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Seaford news


PINK FLOYD MUSIC SHOW: At St Leonard’s Church, Church Street from 7.30pm for 8pm start, tonight, Friday. A concert for Pink Floyd fans with Andy Drudy (guitar) and Jane Reeves (lead vocalist). Tickets £20 at

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Ringmer news


ST MARY’S: We celebrate Palm Sunday with a special visit from the donkey on the Green at 10am. Pop along for 10 minutes to wave palms and sing songs as we celebrate Jesus’ arrival at Jerusalem. The formal service with a reading of The Passion, the story of Jesus’ last days on earth, will start in church at 10.30am. There is also an 8am Holy Communion service and at 6.30pm, a Meditative Service with readings, quiet music and periods of silent prayer. Easter Flowers – If you would like to make a donation towards Easter flowers in memory of a loved one, please pop into the church. There is a notebook for you to sign on the prayer table. Or pop an envelope in for Rachel Parker. The Maundy Thursday service at 6.30pm on Thursday with symbolic washing of hands. This is a solemn week in the church where everything is stripped bare in preparation for the three hour vigil from noon on Good Friday. We shall be making the Easter Garden on Good Friday from 10.30am. Come and join us and enjoy some hot chocolate and hot cross buns! Easter Sunday at St Mary’s starts with an early welcome (8am) to the Easter morn and a simple breakfast before the 10am Service. Do come along to celebrate this special day in the Christian calendar.

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Rodmell & Southease news

Rodmell and Southease

MAGNOLIAS: Our village has been a riot of colour over the last few weeks and the magnificent magnolias have really esteemed themselves this year and have been exceptional. Magnolias seem to do very well in this village. For my 60th birthday I was given a magnolia tree by Marie-Monique and Roger Huss who at the time were my neighbours in Barn House. Twenty-six years later I have a lovely tree which has a profusion of blossom in the spring, when its wonderful waxy white flowers brighten up my old orchard.

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Telscombe news


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

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Plumpton news


MALLING NATURE RESERVE: To Ringmer, about nine miles, is the Footpath Society’s walk this Sunday (April 14). Meet at Phoenix Causeway (Map Ref: 402 103) ready to start walking at 10.30am. There is the option of lunch at the Green Man or perhaps a picnic. The route back to Lewes will be via Lower Stoneham. For more details call Sandy Washer on 01273 477336.

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Waldron news


NOTES NEEDED: Nigel is writing again, which means that next winter there will be a Waldron panto. (Oh yes, there will…) The only problem (so far, apart from having only part of the script, no cast, and no backstage team) is we have no accompanist for our singers. Is there anyone out there with a hidden talent for tinkling the ivories and who would be prepared to come along to a few rehearsals (in November/December and three performances in January 2020? It’s huge fun and a great way to get to know people and share in a truly village community experience.

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Peacehaven news


Mayors Charities: The mayor of Peacehaven, Cllr Jackie Harrison-Hicks is delighted to announce that during her year in office, she has raised £6,626.26 for two portable ECG Machines and other medical equipment for the Anchor Health Centre and Rowe Avenue surgeries. Unfortunately, due to ill health she is unable to arrange a proper presentation but hopes that the donation will benefit the residents of Peacehaven.

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Lewes news


TRINITY CHURCH SOUTHOVER: And St John sub Castro. Do join us tomorrow, Saturday, for the Love in Action Litter Pick from 9am to noon in conjunction with Litter Free Lewes. The litter pick will start from Café 12/31 in the Trinity Centre at St John sub Castro where we will allocate streets to be done; it will go on throughout the morning so you can come when you like and spend as much time as you like. And why not stay for a cuppa afterwards or stop in at Café12/31 at any point during the morning. If you have equipment like litter pickers and gloves bring them along but we have some you can use and will issue bags. Registration for the Summer term of Lewes Sings Gospel is now open with the term starting on Tuesday April 23. Rehearsals are 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Trinity St John sub Castro. A wonderful opportunity to enjoy singing some amazing songs and to make new friends. More info from Martin Dyer and at Services this Sunday at St John sub Castro: 11.15am informal service with contemporary worship band. Services at Southover: 8am communion (prayer book); 10am morning service with communion with choir, organ and band; 6.30pm informal service with contemporary worship band. Please do come and join us.

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Nevill news


ST MARY’S SUPPORTERS CLUB: Tonight, Friday, from 6pm there is an opportunity for non members both adults and children to come along and see what the club has to offer. Pop in for a chat and a drink. There will be our mini skittles alley, toads and table tennis available. Everyone welcome. Race Night tomorrow, Saturday. Fund-raiser for the Royal British Legion (Lewes Branch). We are hoping to raise enough to update and correct a couple of typos on, the Honours Board. Please come along and support us if you can, raffle donations gratefully received. Doors open 7.30pm, first race 8.15pm. Bingo next Friday, April 19, with cash prizes and raffle. Eyes down at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome. Why not take a look at our website, to see what events are being held and how to make a booking or become a member.

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