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Arlington & Berwick news

MOBILE LIBRARY: Today, Friday, the mobile library will call at Arlington Village Hall between 2.20pm and 2.45pm, and Berwick Village Hall between 2.55pm and 3.10pm.

LITTER PICK: Tomorrow, Saturday, 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 Road, The Street, Wilbees Road and Caneheath. The litter pick will end around 12.30pm. Further details from Peter Stenning 01323 870 191.

ARLINGTON ARTS GROUP: On March 30 Kate Osborne will be holding a workshop in watercolours. Please bring your own materials. The group normally 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 the group’s website or call 01323 485153.

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 to 5pm weekdays. An ID will be required and access is not suitable for people with impaired mobility or children under the age of 14 years 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.

BLUEBELL WALK: The Arlington Bluebell Walk will be open from April 8 to May 14 at Bates Green Farm. Once the walk is open the website will be updated every Friday with a mini report, giving an overview as to how expectations are for the bluebells in the forthcoming week, but remember, it is nature that dictates their speed of growth.

ROADWORKS: Details of imminent roadworks in the two parishes (and elsewhere) are available from

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

PARISH ASSEMBLY: The Arlington Parish Assembly meeting will be held on Thursday, April 20 starting at 7pm (not 7.30pm) in Upper Dicker Village Hall. Refreshments will be provided. Further details will be available on the parish website at A parish council meeting may be held after the Assembly meeting only if any major planning applications require consideration. The next planned full Arlington Parish Council meeting is for May 18 in Arlington Village Hall.

VILLAGE MARKET: The market is held in the village hall on the first Tuesday of every month from 10am to 11.30am. There is a variety of stalls, selling home-grown produce, bread and cakes, plants, bric-a-brac and silverware. Admission is free and stalls cost a token £1 to hire. To book a stall please contact Anne Hope 01323 486219. Email

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: Yoga classes will be 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. 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, 7.30 pm 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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