Hellingly & Horsebridge

DOG BINS: Concerning Lower Horsebridge Recreation Ground. A request had been received by the PC from the rugby club for an additional dog waste bin and signs to be erected as they had to remove dog waste from the pitch before they could play. It was agreed that the chairman of the grounds committee would have a look at the location of the bins and signs on the recreation ground and a decision be made in March.

FOOD BANK: Hellingly Foodbank distribution point is moving from Hellingly Church to The Bunny Run, The Drive, Hellingly from Thursday. This distribution point will be open between 10am and 11.30am on Thursdays, term time only. Any enquiries please call the Hailsham Foodbank on 07474 671350, please do not contact Bunny Run. Many thanks to the Bunny Run for accommodating us in this more accessible location.

SPRING SALE: Hellingly Mothers’ Union are holding Spring Sale, held at the church tomorrow, Saturday, 10am to noon. There will be refreshments, cake stall, nearly new clothes and other stalls including a raffle.

THE DIRT DIGGERS: The Florence Support Service introduces The Dirt Diggers. This is a new day opportunity set in a horticultural location for adults with autism, mental health or a learning disability. It is a chance for people to gain work experience skills whilst studying at college or working towards supported work experience or employment. The dirt diggers will run every Wednesday from April 6 to September 28 from 10am to 3pm and the cost is £30 per day. The venue is Misty Acres, Lower Horsebridge. For further information and directions call Linda on 01323 840227.

CHURCH EVENTS: Holy Trinity Church, Upper Dicker on Tuesday April 26, 7.30pm Annual Parochial Church. Meeting at Upper Dicker Church. Sunday May 29, 11am Open Air Communion Service at Michelham Priory. The first communion held at the Priory for 480 years. Regular services are: 9.15am Holy Communion, Upper Dicker.

DOG SHOW: Advance notice of Dog Show at noon on Sunday May 1 at Dicker Hall. Entries for classes taken from 11.30am. Lots of classes including fun and novice classes. Refreshments available.

QUEENS 1950’s PARTY: To celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday at 7pm on Saturday June 11 (official date) Arlington Village Hall. Joint Upper Dicker and Arlington event. Tickets £4, all in advance. Ticket price to cover overall expenses, food will be bring and share and please bring your own drink. Booking details to follow.

DICKER DAY CHANGE OF DATE: Now Sunday June 26. Planning is now underway for an exciting event. If you would like to help please email dickerday@dickerresidents.co.uk. Keep in touch, volunteer help and ideas via Upper Dicker Village on Facebook on the Dicker Day event page.

GARDEN TOUR: Michelham Priory on Wednesday April 27 Garden Tour. For full details see the web at: http://sussexpast.co.uk/events

PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES: Parish Council Meeting March 17 minutes paper copies available at the Village Shop or go to the website at http://www.arlingtonparish.org.uk.

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