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Defibrillators in Arlington Parish: Arlington Parish has two defibrillators installed as part of the support from the emergency services, and other organisations, to this community. The defibrillators are located in the Arlington Village Phone Box, outside the Yew Tree Inn and the Bede’s Porter’s Lodge in the main cark park entrance, Michelham Priory Road.

Anyone is allowed to use this equipment in an attempt to resuscitate a person whose heart has apparently stopped beating. You will not harm the victim as the machine will tell you what to do and the equipment will prevent it being used on a person whose heart is still beating. There are no key or access codes required as the priority is that the equipment reaches the victim as quickly as possible given the rural context. However(!) It is important that someone has phoned 999 before, or during, its use. Non-emergency issues with the equipment should be reported to Ray Collins on 07860 783984.

Emergency information:

The Arlington Parish Council website has on-line links to emergency information from the Met Office, Cold and Air Quality Alerts in Sussex, Power Networks, and flood warnings. Although the website does not issue warnings, parishioners should be able to reach the right agency by clicking on these links. Additional emergency information is also available on the website which residents may download and modify for their own use.

Dicker Quilters: On every 2nd and 4th Monday in Upper Dicker Village Hall, there will be opportunities for quilting enthusiasts. For further details please contact 01323 849835 0r 01323 844867 in the evening.

Upper Dicker Coffee Mornings and Book Exchange: Every Thursday morning, between 10.40am to 12.00 noon in Upper Dicker Village Hall, a coffee morning and book exchange takes place.

Arlington Yoga Classes: Yoga classes are held every Monday in Arlington Village Hall from 3 – 4.15pm. It is open to all levels as the yoga taught here can be adapted to suit most individual needs and abilities.

Since starting the class in 2015, there is now a group of a dozen ‘regulars’ who have made steady progress. It is enjoyable, informative and fun. To book: Email:

Berwick Yoga Classes: Every Tuesday evening starting at 7pm in Berwick Village Hall. Further information may be obtained from either Anne on 01323 870842 or Cathy on 01273 813541.

Berwick Whist Drive: Every 4th Wednesday of the month starting at 7.15pm in Berwick Village Hall, a whist drive takes place. Further details from either Jenny on 01323 870681 or Beryl at the Berwick Post Office 01323 870358.

Arlington Parish Council Meeting: The Arlington Parish Council meeting will be held as a planning meeting on Thursday at 7.30pm in Upper Dicker Village Hall. Parishioners are advised to check the Parish website nearer that date for the Agenda –

Bluebells and Silver Bells Christmas Fayre: Tomorrow, in Arlington Village Hall from 2-6pm, a Christmas Fayre fair will be held. There will 13 stalls selling all kinds of quality Christmas gifts, cakes and goodies. In addition the Seaford Silver Band will be playing Christmas songs and carols. There will be home-made refreshments from Philippa of the Bluebell Farm Shop, mulled wine, and an ale bar run by Long Man Brewery as well as teas and coffees. There will be something for the children too: a games stall and Lucky Dip. The tree will be lit at around 5pm, accompanied with the Silver Band and carol singers of course.

And that’s not all! There are some excellent prizes in our Christmas Draw this year – including a Bluebell Farm Shop turkey, a Christmas Hamper, and a magnum of champagne, plus lots more exciting prizes.

It is hoped that Arlington Christmas will become an annual event, so do please come along to support it if you can. There will be plenty to buy, eat and win! If you would like to offer some help, please phone Lindy or Tony: 01323 488216.

All proceeds will be going to the ancient church of St Pancras, Arlington, to help with various much-needed maintenance projects.

Christmas in Upper Dicker - Events: The following events in Upper Dicker are scheduled during December.

On Monday, at 6pm there will be ‘Carols on the Green’ followed by Santa and Mulled Wine at The Village Shop, Upper Dicker.

On Thursday, there will be a Christmas Coffee Morning starting at 10.30 am in Upper Dicker Village Hall.

On Sunday, 18th Christmas lunch will be served at 12.30pm in Upper Dicker Village Hall. Minimum Donations are £3.00 under-16’s - £5.00 Adults. Please ring Marian on 01323 441458 to book

Arlington Village Market: Village Market will not be held in January.

Berwick Parish Council meeting: The next scheduled meeting of Berwick Parish Council will be held on the 26th January 2017 in Berwick Village Hall.

Dicker Residents Association: The Dicker Residents’ Association will be holding a meeting on the evening of Thursday 26th January in Dicker Village Hall.

Arlington Arts Group: On 23rd Feb and 1st March, the Arlington Arts Group will be welcoming Gillian Toft, who will holding demonstration and workshops in water colour and acrylic. The subject will be water, boats and harbours. Further details nearer the time.

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