Arlington & Berwick

Arlington & Berwick news
Arlington & Berwick news

BERWICK BINGO: Tonight, Friday, there will be a Bingo Evening in Berwick Village Hall staring at 7.30pm.

VILLAGE MARKET: On Tuesday, starting at 10am there will be a village market in Arlington Village Hall with a variety of stalls.

LOCAL PLAN: It is likely that Wealden District Council (WDC) will issue its next version of the Local Plan - Issues and Options document(s) on either today or March 6 in advance of WDC Councillor meetings. The document should be available on the WDC website as part of the WDC Agenda papers and a copy/link to its location will be added to the Arlington Parish website as soon as possible. Parishioners are advised that this next version should contain more detail as to where WDC is proposing to locate housing, commerce and the new road in and around the Parish.

DICKER DAY: Dicker Day will be held on Sunday June 25. If you and anyone you know would like to run a stall at Dicker Day please contact Simone Cranston Email: The cost is £15 per stall.

BLUEBELL WALK: The Arlington Bluebell Walk will be open from April 8 to May 14 at Bates Green Farm. The weekend of Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9, will be in aid of Upper Dicker Village Hall and Church. To help at the event for Upper Dicker or make cakes/scones or both, please contact Liz Major 01323 841541 or Marian Richards 01323 441458. Full details of the Bluebell Walk will appear in the April edition of Dicker Links. See: for all information.

ROADWORKS: Details of imminent roadworks in the two parishes (and elsewhere) are available from March 6 for five days, in Chilver Bridge Road, Arlington, there will be two way traffic light controls for repairs to structures including joints repair, revetment repairs and vegetation clearance. March 6 to 8, in Bayleys Lane Wilmington there will be delays due to road works for carriageway patching. March 6 to 8, between Thornwell Road to Wilbees Road there will be a road closure for carriageway patching.

BERWICK PARISH COUNCIL: For details of the next meeting of Berwick Parish Council check the website at .

ARLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL: The next Arlington Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday, March 16 in Arlington Village Hall. Further details will be available on the parish website at A Councillor position on the parish council will be available from the beginning of the new council year and interested parishioners should contact the clerk or attend the above meeting to establish what this role entails.

FLOODING: Next Friday, March 10, concerned parishioners have been invited to attend a special meeting at the Emmanuel Church in Hailsham, to find out more about the Flood Resilience Project. The project has the support of the Environment Agency, the National Flood Forum and a team of professional property surveyors, and aims to identify those most at risk. Depending on the take-up at least £2000 will be offered to those householders who have had surveys (carried out by JBA Ltd at no cost to them) to put towards the installation of resilience measures. Parishioners are advised that the key authorities may not have a full picture of properties prone to flooding (irrespective of whether being caused by sea, river or rainwater run-off) so making the assumption that these authorities have automatically included such properties in the survey list is erroneous.

ARLINGTON ARTS GROUP: The group meets every Thursday (except the third in the month) in Arlington Village Hall between 7pm and 9pm. Demonstrations are at 7pm at Arlington Village Hall, please book your place. Third Thursday/outdoor painting sessions, please get in touch for details on our website or call 01323 485153

DICKER QUILTERS: A new group will be starting soon for existing patchworkers and those who would like to find out more about the craft. The group will meet on every second and fourth Monday in Upper Dicker Village Hall. For further details please contact Brenda 01323 849835 or Gill 01323 844867 in the evening.

COFFEE MORNINGS: Every Thursday morning, between 10.40am to noon in Upper Dicker Village Hall, a coffee morning and book exchange takes place. All are welcome.

YOGA CLASSES: Restarting in March, Yoga classes will be held every Monday in the 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. For further details please contact Lindy on

BERWICK YOGA CLASSES: There are 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.

WHIST DRIVE: A whist drive takes place every 4th Wednesday of the month starting at 7.15pm in Berwick Village Hall. Further details from either Jenny on 01323 870681 or Beryl at the Berwick Post Office 01323 870358.

DOG SHOW: Advance notice is given of the Pet Rescue Dog Show to be held on Sunday, May 7 starting at noon in Upper Dicker Village Hall. Lots of classes, entries from 11am. Further details will be provided later.

QUIZ NIGHT: There will be a Quiz Night held on Saturday May 13, 7.30pm in Upper Dicker Village Hall. Adults £7.50, under 12s £4. Includes two course supper with tea or coffee. Bring your own other drinks.

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