Arlington & Berwick

CONCERT: Seaford Choral Society Concert tomorrow, Saturday, Only Remembered, 7.30pm, Seaford Baptist Church. Adults £10, children £5. Tickets from Estate Agents Newberry Tulley, Steamworks (next to the station) choir members.

WEALDEN BRASS: Wealden Brass Band Concert tomorrow, Saturday, 6.30pm in Hellingly Church. Tickets, including light refreshments, at door or Tel. 01323 841685.

WEDDING SHOWCASE: On Sunday at Michelham Priory, 01323 844224 www.sussexpast.co.uk/events

COFFEE MORNING: Community Coffee Morning on Tuesday, 10am in Alciston and Selmeston Village Hall.

BERWICK WHIST DRIVE: On Wednesday at 7.15pm in Berwick Village Hall.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Arlington Christmas Fayre, Saturday December 1 in Arlington Village Hall, 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Seasonal gifts and produce, Carols with the Seaford Silver Band, bar and mulled wine, tombola and raffle with exciting prizes. Win a bottle of champagne with your £1 entry ticket. Make a note in your diary now to join in the festive fun. Details from Lindy Gillam: lindygillam65@hotmail.com

QUIZ NIGHT: In aid of Upper Dicker Village Hall, Saturday December 1, 7pm for 7.30pm at the Hall. Tickets £7.50 including supper with tea/coffee, bring your own other drinks. To book Tel. Jenny 01323 844687 or Glynis 01323 846924.

TUDOR CHRISTMAS WEEKEND: December 1 and 2 at Michelham Priory, 01323 844224, www.sussexpast.co.uk/events

LITTER PICK: Arlington Litter Pick Saturday October 27. As with last autumn’s litter pick, this year’s event dawned as a crisp, cold and bright day, but we always seem to have good weather when we undertake this task. Thank you to the following residents on behalf of the wider community for turning out to help. Marylin, Jim, Josie, Jackie, Liz, Shaun, William, Rosie, John P, John McC, Roz, Dom, Wendy, Jenny, Chris and Sue. Also, thank you Lindy and Tony for litter picking Bayleys Lane on Friday October 26. As with previous litter picks, we were all wondering what unusual item discarded on the verges we might find this time, and we weren’t to be disappointed. The headless carcass of a pig was found just beyond the bridge over the Cuckmere, quite where it had come from and why it had been dumped we have no idea as it didn’t appear to have been cooked or spit roasted but it did appear to have been butchered. This grisly discovery didn’t overly affect the mood of those taking part but it did leave us all wondering why some people feel it is perfectly acceptable behaviour to discard unwanted items in this fashion. Additionally, the more usual items of rubbish were collected which amounted to 60 to 70 bags in total. On reflection, I think it might be better to leave the date for next autumn’s litter pick to a little later in November when the vegetation has died back further, as I’m sure more rubbish will be revealed. Once again, the regular stalwarts of the litter picks have accomplished a worthwhile task with good humour and the minimum of fuss leaving us all with a sense of achievement. But I’m afraid we’ll have to do it all over again in the spring, see you then and thank you.