Bodle Street Green

FILM CLUB: This month’s film is a documentary memoir by Rithy Panh about Cambodia, in which he uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979, which he himself experienced. The doors open at tonight at the village hall, for coffee and cake with the film starting at 7.30pm. Guests are welcome at £6 per head on the door.

MURDER MYSTERY: Who Killed the Vicar is the production, directed by Sue Ralph, to be put on by The Thespians of Bodle Street at the village hall tomorrow, so you may just be in time if you book today. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start. A two course supper will be served between the acts, with a licensed bar. Tickets are £12.50 per head and are available from Bryan (01323 833554), Sue (01323 832542) or Geoff (01323 833343).

CHURCH SERVICES: St John’s Bodle Street: 11am Harvest Festival followed by a bring-and-share lunch in the village hall. Warbleton Parish Church: 11am Holy Communion. 3pm Bereavement commemoration service. St Giles, Dallington: 9.30am Family Communion.

PARISH COUNCIL: Any organisations in the parish seeking grants from the Parish Council in this financial year for payment in January 2016) should send their applications to the clerk by 31st October – phone her on 01435 831653 for details of what is required.

Cllr Rupert Simmonds (ESCC) reported that East and West Sussex, plus Surrey were applying for Devolved Authority status, as the next step to working together in terms of projects procurements etc. Superfast Broadband is on target for completion early next year. There seems to be no progress at the moment on the multi system mobile mast in Rookery Lane.

Cllr Bob Bowker (WDC) said that the Draft New Local Plan should be out soon with the consultation period from mid-October to the end of November. There will be an exhibition in Heathfield in early November.

Cllr Sue Ralph reported on the forthcoming Murder Mystery evening at BSG village hall and the Royal British Legion fund raising evening on the 7th November.

Cllr Ray Tratt is doing a survey of all the footpaths in the parish and is working on quotes for repair of some of the fingerposts.

There is still a problem with people not cutting back their roadside hedges, with some places getting quite dangerous.

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