Barcombe news
Barcombe news

STOOLBALL: Once again our re-arranged match with Adastra on June 23 was cancelled due to the atrocious weather. Let’s hope it will be third time lucky. We lost our home match against Isfield on June 21, only catching their opening bat, Carla Leach, in the 13 over after she had scored 89 runs. Barcombe 144 in 15 overs, Isfield 163 in 15 overs.

PARISH COUNCIL: New housing in Barcombe, will you help? The parish council wishes to expand an existing Steering Group to develop last autumn’s housing survey into a Neighbourhood Plan. This will focus primarily on the mix, type and style of new housing in Barcombe Cross. The parish council believes that a formal Plan is needed: Lewes District Council has allocated the village a minimum of 30 new homes, to be built between now and 2030. The expanded Steering Group will advise the parish council and will be made up from the widest possible cross-section of parish inhabitants. Membership of the parish council is not necessary. The group will be guided by an experience planning consultant, and will require a chairman, secretary and finance officer. We are keen to hear from parish residents willing to help with this important project. At this stage commitment is not necessary, an informal meeting will be arranged to explain what will be involved.

Please contact the Clerk, Julia Shelley ( or any councillor (details at

THE RUDE MECHANICALS: Are returning by popular request to Barcombe Village Hall on Thursday July 21 at 7.30pm. The commedia dell’arte group will be performing their new production ‘A comedy thriller set among the birds’ on the lawn. Bring a seat and a picnic if you wish. Tickets available now from Barcombe Stores.

CRICKET: ESCL Div 2 Barcombe v Battle. Battle 137 all out in 30.3 overs: Allan Trower 5-17, Harry Stewart 3-32, Paul Coppard 2-19. Barcombe 138-9 in 49.2 overs: Gareth Clarke 47 no, Sanjay Patel 28. Barcombe (30 points) beat Battle (11 points) by one wicket.

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