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Arlington & Berwick news

ACOUSTIC MUSIC AND OPEN MIC: On Sunday, starting at 6.45pm in the Old Oak Inn in Arlington there will be an evening of acoustic music and an Open Mic session. For further details please contact Jim on 07980 892072.

DICKER LITTER PICKING: A litter picking session is taking place on Sunday, meeting at the Coldharbour/Camberlot Road junction at 11am. Any volunteers who would be willing to give up an hour of their time to help smarten up the village would be welcome. Wealden Council has provided  eight sets of kit consisting of litter grabbers, gloves, bags and bag hoops. If you have a hi-vis vest or jacket it is recommended you should bring and wear it.

VILLAGE LITTER PICK: On Saturday, March 25, starting at 10am from Arlington Village Hall there will be an organised litter pick. Equipment will be available at the start time and teams will spread out through Chilverbridge Roar, The Street, Wilbees Road and Caneheath. The litter pick will end around 12.30pm. Further details from Peter Stenning 01323 870 191.

OPEN DAY: On Saturday, April 1, starting at 10am, South East Water is holding an Open Day at Arlington Water Treatment Works and the Reservoir. Entry is strictly by ticket only, and places are subject to confirmation. Visit to book or telephone 01732 375410 between 9am and 5pm weekdays. An ID will be required and access is not suitable for people with impaired mobility or children under the age of 14 as the site is a working water treatment facility.

JUMBLE SALE: On Saturday, April 1, starting at 2pm there will be a jumble sale in Arlington Village Hall. Sorting of donations will start at 2pm on Friday, March 31.

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. Arlington Village will be staffing the walk on April 29 and 30th and May 1. Please contact or to offer your help at any time over this weekend which will be raising funds for the village and the church. For full details of the Bluebell Walk please see:

ROADWORKS: Details of imminent roadworks in the two parishes (and elsewhere) are available from March 11 to 13, there will be a road closure on the C207, which may result in extra traffic through Berwick and Upper Dicker. March 13 to 15, in Caneheath, outside Woodside, there may be some incursions into the carriageway.

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, 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.

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.

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 fourth 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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