East Hoathly

EASTER LILIES FOR CHURCH: Would you like to dedicate a lily to remember a loved one at Easter? The lilies cost £4 and will be part of the floral decorations in the church over Easter. There will be a list of dedications made at the front of the church. Forms are available form the church, the Village Stores and the parish magazine. Forms must be returned by 5th April, together with payment. If you have any questions please call Sally Clarke on 01825 840977 for more details.

SPRING CLEAN-UP: Tomorrow (Saturday) between 10am and noon there will be a village clean up. All welcome. Litter pickers, bags and gloves will be provided, but please bring along cloths, gloves and buckets for sign cleaning, and wear bright clothing. Meet at the village hall at 9.45am and then ending up at the King’s Head for a coffee or drink, cup cakes provided. For more information please contact cllr.q.deane@easthoathlywithhalland.org.uk.

PRESERVATION SOCIETY: The society’s next walk will be through the Vert Woods Community Woodland, please come along to wee the bluebells, butterflies and bodgers. Meeting at 2pm on Sunday April 28 at the Park Lane/Vert Lane crossroads (Laughton). The community woodland is developing an amenity, potentially offering something for everyone right on our doorstep. Come and see what is happening there. No pubs on route so bring your own picnic to share in true community style. Everyone welcome, children encouraged. There is limited parking, so for further details on car sharing etc., please call Jenny or Chris on 01825 872830.

HARD TIMES: See John Ford as Charles Dickens as he creates Hard Times. Be absorbed, entertained, saddened and amused by the characters’ stories within the streets of the Parish Church. Performances will be on Friday May 3 at 7.30pm, and then on Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 and available from The Village Stores, Chiddingly Shop, Sue Burrough (841094 daytime) or Jeni Longley (872401, 7pm to 9pm).

COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOT: Thank you to everyone that voted for the community plot in the recent Tesco community grants poll. The group (which offers gardening therapy for people with learning difficulties or mental health problems) was successful in securing the £1,400 that it bid for.