Fletching news
Fletching news

CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday, 10am Family Service with Communion, 5.30pm Evening Prayer.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: The 2017 service will be held today St James the Less Church, Nutley at 2pm. This year the service has been prepared by women of the Philippines and is entitled Am I Being Unfair to You? Refreshments will be served afterwards.

YOUTH CLUB: Meets tonight, Friday, at 7pm.

RACE NIGHT: Fletching School PTA Race Night is tomorrow, Saturday, at 7.30pm.

PARISH COUNCIL: The PC meets on Monday at 7pm in the village hall.

FLETCHING SINGERS: The Singers meet on Tuesday at 7.45pm.

MARTIAL ARTS: Kobudo Martial Arts meet on Thursday at 5pm

PARISH COUNCIL NEWS: BT has advised that superfast broadband will be coming to many parts of the parish. More details will shortly be posted in the Parish Council website. The Flying Scotsman will be visiting the Bluebell Railway from April 13 to 19. Tickets to travel on the general service train behind the Flying Scotsman as well as platform only tickets will be available to purchase. It is expected to attract around 5000 visitors over the weekend. More details can be found at http://www.bluebellrailway.com/event/flying-scotsman/

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 2 March 1917. Fewer Pheasants. The destruction of Pheasants Order made by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries extends to 31st March, the season for killing pheasants, and authorizes the War Agricultural Executive Committees of each county to take such action as is necessary to reduce the stock of pheasants on any land where there is a risk of substantial injury therefrom to crops. For this purpose the committee may authorize the occupier to kill pheasants subject to certain limitations to be inserted in the authority, which will include those applicable to the killing of ground game under the Ground Game Act.

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