Hellingly & Horsebridge

PARISH COUNCIL: At its December meeting on the subject of Hellingly Country Park and Roebuck Park. The following points were noted: That the transfer of the first tranche to the Council is imminent. Work is progressing on the Cricket Pavilion. Councillor Jackets is preparing a report for the next meeting on the placement of bins, furniture, signs etc in the Park. A walk to be arranged so that all residents in the Parish can be made aware of what the Park has to offer, this to coincide with any celebrations that the Cricket Club might organise once the Pavilion is in use. Members of the residents association had been written to concerning the placement of the bus shelter on the Drive. Six responses had been received, it was agreed that it should be placed at its original location near to the site of the Community Hall. That the bus service is likely to cease after March when the subsidy is removed. The Chairman and Councillor Hopcoft were to meet with the Cuckmere Bus Service to ascertain whether they would consider offering a service to the area.

DEFIBRILLATORS: Reminder. The parish now has two defibrillators installed as part of the support from the emergency services, and other organisations, to this community. They are located at: Arlington Village Phone Box (located outside the Yew Tree Inn) Bede’s Porter’s Lodge (located Main cark park entrance, Michelham Priory Road). Anyone is allowed to use this equipment in an attempt to resuscitate a person whose heart has apparently stopped beating. The equipment will prevent it being used on a person whose heart is still beating. You will not harm the victim as the machine will tell you what to do. Information above copied from APC web site.

ARLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL: Next meeting: Thursday, 7.30pm Arlington Village Hall LARAC (Leisure and recreation advisory committee) next meeting: Tuesday, 7.30pm Arlington Village Hall. Check the website for the agendas. http://www.arlingtonparish.org.uk

BURNS NIGHT: Entertainment and supper, Saturday January 23 Dicker Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8 (first come first served). Bring your own bottles. Call Marian on 441458.

ALERTS: For vulnerable parishioners in bad weather conditions. Did you know that you can sign-up for alerts on air quality or cold weather warnings which come straight to your mobile phone or e-mail? To find out more, simply go to: Air quality alert - http://www.airalert.info/Sussex/Default.aspx Cold weather alert - http://www.coldalert.info/Default.aspx, Other emergency and helplines are listed on the Parish website: http://arlingtonparish.org.uk

PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS: Arlington Parish Council minutes of meetings: 1, parish council meeting, November 19; 2, parish council meeting December 9, which includes the APC response to the Wealden Local Plan consultation. Minutes available at the Village Shop.

Also available at: http://www.arlingtonparish.org.uk

VILLAGE SHOP: Village shop and café, 01323 844352. Open Monday to Saturday, 7.30am to 6pm with full meals served 7.30am to 2.30pm. Snacks available during the day till 4.30pm. Sunday 9am to 3 pm with full meals served 9am to 2.30pm. Do visit and sample Tess’s delicious home cooked dishes.

THE PLOUGH INN: Upper Dicker. Watch this space for restart date of the quiz. Live music every Friday. Like to perform? Contact Angelina for an audition. Live music on Sunday afternoons starting at 3pm for a couple of hours. Opening times for the pub: Monday to Saturday 11am to 11pm; Sunday 11am to 10pm. Food served Monday to Thursday, noon to 9pm, Friday and Saturday noon to 9.30pm, Sunday noon to 8pm. Tel: 01323 844859 to book.

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