CREAM TEAS: Wendy’s famous Strawberry Cream Teas is on Saturday June 20, 2.30pm to 4.30pm at Bishopstone Parish Hall. There will be stalls and a raffle. All proceeds from this event go to Christian Aid.

BEACH CLEAN: Tide Mills Community Beach Clean is 10am to noon on Sunday June 21. Meet at the beach end of Mill Drove (off the A259). Come along, grab a bag and litter picker, and help clean up the area for visitors and the local wildlife.

SUMMER: Summer seems, at last, to have arrived, although it’s a bit cool and dry. Our pair of swallows, after repairing their old nest in the cowshed, has successfully produced a brood of nestlings. The youngsters have yet to fledge although you can hear them demanding food at times. The cat will be banned while the swallows learn to perfect their flying and perching skills.

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