Hellingly & Horsebridge

Hellingly & Horsebridge news
Hellingly & Horsebridge news

for St Wilfrid’s Hospice is tomorrow, Saturday, from 11am to 4pm at Misty Acres, Lower Horsebridge. This is a delightful garden with much wildlife including, pond, rabbits, chickens wandering about and bees hard at work. All welcome. Entry by donation. Light refreshments. For more information contact 01323 434200.

INDOOR MARKET: Sunday, Boship Lions Hotel.

PARISH COUNCIL: Five members of the public were present in part. County Councillor Laurence Keeley spoke to the council about his concern in relation to the amount of housing proposed for the area and the lack of infrastructure improvements, he handed out a leaflet that he had prepared.

HORSEBRIDGE POST OFFICE: The parish council had applied to WDC to have the Lower Horsebridge Post Office added to the list of Assets of Community Value. WDC had upheld the request and added it to the list. The chairman had been notified that the owners of the post office would be submitting an appeal to WDC, as they believed that the post office was a service and not the building. They had approached the chairman to see if the council was willing to buy the post office. The council was not in a position to purchase the building so it was agreed that the council would write a letter to WDC in support of their appeal.

RUGBY CLUB: Request from the Rugby Club; parish council were informed that over the last four or five years the rugby club had lost three months of playing on the pitch due to flooding. Council agreed that the proposed drainage works at the Lower Horsebridge Recreation Ground would be a big improvement to the ground and therefore were happy for the rugby club to carry out the feasibility study. It was however noted that this would mean that additional maintenance work would need to be carried out by the council in the future.

CHURCH SERVICES: On June 23 at 9.30am there will be Holy Communion with the MU at Hellingly.

DICKER DAY: On Sunday June 26, 1pm to 7pm the churches will be supporting the Dicker Day celebrations by running the cake stall, serving strawberries and cream, providing a prayer space and leading a short Songs of Praise at 5pm. There will be lots of games and activities for all the family music playing and food and drink available throughout the afternoon. Do come along to the Dicker Village Hall and join in the fun. For more information and to offer help and or cakes Marian 01323 441458.

HEALING: From this month and on the first Sunday of each month Hellingly church is offering prayer for healing in the main 10.45am service at Hellingly for those who would like it. Having received Communion as you return to your seat you can go into the Lady Chapel where two of the team will be sitting. You can either say briefly the specific thing you want prayer for or just ask for prayer. A simple prayer is offered and you can then return to your place. If someone is already being prayed for just wait until they have gone before taking a seat. All of us need prayer at various times in varying degrees and in this simple act we are offering the need to God, whatever it may be, and leave the rest to him.

CHURCH WEBSITE: The church website is live. Please help keep it relevant by sending photographs and information on events for inclusion to the church office with as much notice as possible. As with all websites, there will be things you like and things you don’t like- so send your improvement suggestions through as you use the site. A member’s link for those involved in church rotas, committees, wedding and baptisms support will be added this month. This will give more information on church dates such as PCC, weddings, meeting times etc that are not needed on the open website. All those needing this access will be contacted this month and have the opportunity to sign up to information.

ARLINGTON GETS CAJUN: It’s here again. On Saturday July 16 Arlington gets Cajun is back. Last year was deemed to be the best yet, with £1000 raised for MS Society, but this year we’re going to smash that. The evening is going to start a little earlier and finish a little later this time and with the superb Dave Beckett (laid back blues), Strum ‘n’ Bass (back by popular request), Rough Chowder and hosts, The Cajun Dawgs with Friends, it is going to be another night to remember. There will be bar (proceeds to the village hall who kindly donate the use of the hall and field) and barbecue run by and in aid of Demelza House Children’s Hospice. Tickets are on sale now and we do expect to sell out so get in there quick. Get them from Ticketsource: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/259076 or call Jim on 07980 892072.

WORLD WAR II WEEKEND: Michelham Priory’s popular WW2 event is tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday giving you all a chance to come and take a step back into the 1940’s and learn more about life during WW2. There will be 1940’s entertainment, vehicles and displays, WW2 themed food, artefacts, music and more. Full list of the weekend’s activities and displays at www.sussexpast.co.uk.

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