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HARVEST THANKSGIVING: On Sunday, starting at 11am there will be a Harvest Thanksgiving at Michelham Priory. Join the congregation for worship and apple picking.

ECOLOGICAL SMALLHOLDING: On September 26, from 7pm to 9pm in Arlington Village Hall, there will be a public meeting held by the Ecological Land Cooperative, a not-for-profit Community Benefit Society based in Lewes. They were established to provide affordable landholdings for new entrants to ecological agriculture (eg organic, biodynamic, agroforestry). They are presenting their proposal to neighbours, meeting parishioners, and to learning views on their proposal for three affordable smallholdings in the field adjacent to the new solar farm at Wilbees. It is believed that the Cooperative will be applying for planning permission in due course.

SURVEY: Parishioners are urged to take part in the online survey published by the East Sussex Fire Authority at They would like to find out what you think about their plans for the future which include health emergencies: The Fire Service are considering a pilot where fire crews support the ambulance service by responding to certain calls, Priorities: they have set out their priorities which include ‘drowning prevention’ work and ‘improving business safety.’ As well as the above they are ascertaining whether you think they are giving you value for your money. The survey opened on Monday September 12 and will remain open until November 7. The findings of the consultation will be considered at a Fire Authority meeting in December.

ROADWORKS: On September 28, in Coldharbour Road there will be traffic control (two-way signals) outside Bede’s School.

YOGA CLASSES: The Yoga class is held every Monday in Arlington Village Hall from 3pm to 4.15pm. It is open to all levels as the yoga taught here can be adapted to suit most individual needs and abilities. It is enjoyable, informative and fun. To book email

ARLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL: The next Arlington Parish Council meeting will be held on October 20 at 7.30pm in Upper Dicker Village Hall.

AGM: On Friday September 30, the Dicker Residents’ Association AGM will start at 7.30pm in Upper Dicker Village Hall. In addition to discussion on planning matters and other issues, up to six committee members are elected. Do come along to the meeting.

HARVEST SUPPER AND GAMES: On Saturday October 1, there will be a Harvest Supper and Games Evening, starting at 7.30pm in Upper Dicker Village Hall. Tickets £7.50 per head, £4 children 5 to 16 years includes supper with tea or coffee. Bring your own other drinks. To book call Liz on 01323 841541.

VILLAGE HALL AGM: On Friday, October 14 starting at 7pm in Arlington Village Hall, the Arlington Village Hall Committee will hold its AGM. All are welcome.

HARVEST SUPPER: On Saturday, October 22, 7pm for 7.30pm, Arlington will hold a Harvest Supper in the Arlington Village Hall. Further details form Anne on 01323 486219

QUIZ NIGHT: On Saturday, October 29 in Arlington Village Hall starting at 7pm. Tickets £3 per head. The theme will be Around the World in 80 Questions. Donations and raffle prizes would be most welcome. Donations and funds will be used for Kajendere School in Malawi. For further details, please contact Paul and Wendy Holmes on 01323 487250 or e-mail

WATER TREATMENT TOUR: South East Water are offering the opportunity to join their team of water experts on a two hour tour to see behind the scenes of the Arlington water treatment works on November 12 starting at 10am. Attendees will see how drinking water is stored, treated and supplied to properties in the parish. Entry is strictly by ticket only and places subject to confirmation. Please visit book using or telephone 01732 375410 between 9am and 5pm. Conditions apply and ID will be required.

DICKER COPSE: A work party will be held in the Dicker Copse on Sunday November 13, from 10am to noon when excess Blackthorn and Brambles will be cut back. A small hedge pack has been requested from the Woodland Trust. It is hoped that a few Hazel saplings can be planted to fill a gap in the Copse and that a few Hawthorn and Dog Rose plants can improve the hedgerow. Volunteers are very welcome.

CHRISTMAS: On December 10, there will be an Advent Fair in Arlington Village Hall from 2pm to 6pm. There are just a few stalls left if anyone has Christmas gifts or produce to sell. Also featuring: The Seaford Silver Band and the Lighting of the Christmas Tree, followed by carols under the tree, mulled wine and refreshments. There will be plenty of festive cheer, Christmas gifts and home-made Christmas cakes, puddings and preserves.

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