Hellingly & Horsebridge

HELLINGLY CHURCH: 8am Holy Communion Hellingly, 10.45am Family Service Hellingly. Every Thursday 9.30 am BCP Holy Communion at Hellingly. In July the Family Service will be a Pet Service.

DOG BIN: Residents in the vicinity of the dog bin in Mansers Lane received letters concerning moving the bin from the parish council. A number of responses had been received to say that the bin should not be moved as the problem of dog waste had reduced since it had been installed. The PC resolved that the bin should not be moved and the clerk will write to residents to this effect.

PARKS: Hellingly Country and Roebuck Parks. The final plans for handover were now being reviewed, Persimmon would not transfer any areas where they were still working as this would cause them access issues. A tree survey was still required, paths needed to be completed and the planting around the pond needed refreshing. A final snagging list would be undertaken just prior to handover. The Cricket Pavilion would be started at the end of the cricket season, local builders were currently being asked to tender for the work. The Community Hall site would not be available until at least spring 2016. The adoption of the roads and installation of bus shelters was still outstanding but in hand. There was a need for a further dog waste bin in the Park and that the best place would be at the entrance near Houghton Way. Residents will be consulted before the bin is put in place. Safety rings will be put up by the ponds to be reviewed at a later date. Deep water signs will also be put up.

A Food Bank had been held at the church but a venue is sought nearer to Roebuck Park. It was felt it would be a good idea to set up volunteer groups to take ownership of the Park. The Grounds

Committee would look at what was required to maintain the Park, and Volunteer Groups would be an integral part of achieving this. Expressions of interest would be collated. Eight Active Play sessions would be arranged for the summer holidays, two sessions per week over the middle four weeks. Regarding Youth Engagement, this would need a lot of organising and activities would need to be developed to attract the right people. Although the Country Park was now open a formal opening would not take place until the council had taken ownership and this would be further discussed at the July meeting.

DICKER SERVICES: 9.15am Holy Communion Upper Dicker.

THE DICKER PLAYERS: Go along and support your local amateur dramatic group for their performance of ‘Allo ‘Allo which is at The Pavilion in Hailsham between Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11. Tickets are £10, £9 students and seniors. Visit www.dickerplayers.co.uk

DICKER DAY: This will be held at The Plough Inn on Saturday July 4 from 1pm to 6pm. There will be music, craft, food and Dicker history stalls. Go along and support Park Mead School, Dicker hall and Holy Trinity Church. Food available from The Plough and you can book your table now on (01323) 844859.

SUMMER IN BLOOM: There is a 90 minute garden tour starting at 11am at Michelham Priory tomorrow, Saturday. The tour will take you on an exploration of the seven acres of historic gardens as they are in full bloom, with the head gardener, James Neil. Price includes entrance to the house and grounds, tour, soup and fresh bread roll in the café. £15 non-members, £10 for Sussex Archaeological Society Members and Friends of Michelham Priory. Numbers are limited so please book in advance. Call 01323 844224 or email adminmich@sussexpast.co.uk.

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