Arlington & Berwick

MICHELHAM PRIORY BRIDGE: Motorists are warned that there is a deep drop off the left-hand verge on the Caneheath side of Michelham Priory Bridge at the place where vehicles have to pull over in order to give priority to the traffic coming out of Upper Dicker.

Judging by the score marks in the tarmac, at least one vehicle has ended up grounding their axle through dropping into the hole. ESCC Highways have been informed of the problem.

CHILVER BRIDGE ROAD: Between June 30 and July 2 at Chilver Bridge Road, ESCC Highways will be carrying out patch repairs outside Tree Tops. This work will take up to three days to complete however, if the weather is bad there may be a delay in starting the work. If the date is delayed then the revised date will be displayed on the Advanced Warning Signs on the road. The work itself will take place between 7am and 5pm, during which time Chilver Bridge Road will be closed. You will be able to gain access but you may have to take the diversion route on occasion.

GULLY CLEARING: ESCC Highways have confirmed that their drainage team has now cleared the gullies in The Street, Arlington, specifically near Copyhold. They plan to carry out ditching work in the month of July in order to fully ensure the drainage system here is running at full capacity.

ART WORKSHOP: On June 24, from 2pm to 4pm at Pickhams, Josie’s Workshop on Landscapes in the Style of Your Favourite Artist. Further whole and half day art workshops will held at Arlington in July and August. Please ring Josie on 01323 485153 for further details. £6 per session.

ART EVENING: On June 25, from 7pm to 9pm at Arlington Village Hall, Josie’s Art Evening Workshop with Emily Wallace. Emily will first talk a bit about her job as an illustrator and show some illustrations and demonstrate her working process. She will then get you all to create a character. It would be great if everyone could bring in a picture of an animal that they would like to draw or paint. Please ring Josie on 01323 485153 for further details. A £5 fee applies.

OPEN EXHIBITION: On August 1 and 2, from noon to 10.30pm on the Saturday and 10.30am to 4.30pm on the Sunday, Arlington Arts Group is hosting an Open Exhibition: Arlington Art and Craft Show, at Arlington Village Hall. Submissions are invited from artists, photographers and craft makers wishing to take part. Deadline for applications for the Art and Craft Show is July 15. Space is limited so don’t delay in booking your place, you do not need to let the organisers know exactly what you will be exhibiting in advance.

The Application form is available now you can send a SAE to the address AAG c/o Pickhams, Hayreed Lane, Wilmington East Sussex BN26 6RR.

ARLINGTON DAY: On August 1, from noon at Arlington Village Hall and Field, Arlington Day will consist of a village picnic, live music and an art show. Further details are to be found at

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