Falmer news
Falmer news

LADIES GROUP: Falmer Ladies’ Group were extremely lucky last week for their walk, the rain had stopped and there was even some sight of the sun. Although windy, members met at the Parish Hall and by sharing transport drove to Seaford Martello tower. The tide was in and it was even windier by the sea, but a brisk walk along the prom towards the buckle and back and then to the bottom of Seaford Head, kept everyone bright and happy. It was decided to return to Falmer to share the picnics in the Parish Hall and everyone agreed what a pleasant evening they had all had.

OPEN MORNING: Singing Tree Steiner Kindergarten’s next open morning in Falmer village to see the kindergarten in session will be on Wednesday from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Singing tree Kindergarten, Falmer Village Hall, South Street, BN2 9PT. To book your free place call 01273 3996300 (ext 2). Please leave your name, your child’s name, date of birth and an email and phone number to contact you on. On our kindergarten walks we have been lucky enough to spot herons and cormorants on occasion, as well as the more regular pond residents (ducks and geese).

DISCLAIMER: No heron sightings guaranteed on the open day, but if you are lucky you will see one of the resident terrapins sunbathing on a rock. If you stay for a picnic by the pond you are sure to spot the goslings. Do buy some grains to feed them at the Park Farm Shop, the kindergarten children love it when we feed them.

SUMMER CONCERT: This year’s last summer concert at St Laurence Church will be tomorrow, Saturday, 5.30pm to 6.15pm. Carol Alderson, Caroline Collingridge flutes, John Bruzon piano, present The Doppler Effect. F Doppler (1821-83): Andante and Rondo, Op.25 (1870). F Poulenc (1899-1963): Un Joueur de Flûte Berce les Ruines (1942). E Grieg (1843-1907): Notturno, Op.54, No 4 (1891). P Gaubert (1879-1941): Divertissement Grec (1908)

Adrienne Albert (b.1941): Doppler Effect (2006, rev.2009). F Doppler (1821-83): Duettino Hongrois, Op.36 (1879). These concerts organised by Sue Paine, have been of such a high standard, and this concert will certainly follow on with this reputation.

TEAS: Do not forget Sunday afternoon teas in the Parish Hall, with a great selection of homemade cakes, from 2pm to 5pm.

IMPORTANT DATE: July 2 and 3 the annual Falmer Flower Festival with flowers in St Laurence Church and stalls in the Parish Hall, a very good clothes stall and bric-a-brac. Refreshments will be served on both days from 11am to 5pm.

FOOTBRIDGE UPDATE: It is still not completed. This is what it was like before we had a footbridge, to get to the other side of the village, you think twice before undertaking the roundabout route. We have been promised that it will be reopened at the end of this week, we hope so, it will be disastrous for the village if it is delayed another week, why? Because of the Flower Festival of course.