MOTHERS UNION: The AGM with cheese and wine is on Tuesday at 7.15pm in Hellingly church.
MEN’S BREAKFAST: Tomorrow, Saturday, Paul Wilson will be speaking on being a Christian Police Officer, at The White Hart, Horsebridge at 9am. Join them for a slap-up breakfast and entertaining talk at just £7.95 a head. All welcome.
COFFEE MORNING: Tomorrow, Saturday, there is a fundraising event for the Children’s Society at 47 Hawks Road from 10am to noon. Have a good coffee and buy from the cake stall, bring-and-buy and others.
BOWLS BINGO: On Monday doors open 7pm for eyes down at 7.30pm in aid of Hellingly Bowls Club. Hellingly village hall, North Street. Free entry. Refreshments. All welcome. Enquiries 01435 812887.
COUNTRY PARKS: At a recent Hellingly Parish Council meeting Councillor White expressed reservations as to the suitability of the Bunny Run as an appropriate site for a convenience store. He also commented on his reservations in respect of land raise on the planning application for land in North Street and the Bovis development. He felt that it was outrageous that developments were being approved in areas that were at risk of flooding. He asked for council’s permission to write to the Secretary of State to ask for the North Street application to be called in due to the flood risk. Council agreed to this and asked that a copy be sent to the Environment Agency and East Sussex County Council.
FLOODING: At the same Hellingly Parish Council meeting it was noted that Wealden District Council would be carrying out a Flood Resilience Project in the district in conjunction with the Environment Agency, National Flood Forum and a team of professional property surveyors. 47 properties in Hellingly had been identified as being at significant risk of river and or surface water flooding. The purpose of the project was to offer homeowners a survey of their property to establish their actual risk and to suggest measures that would make their properties resilient to flooding. Funding would be available to assist homeowners who had taken up the surveys, towards the cost of resilience measures that they may have carried out. The council welcomed the opportunity to be involved in the project.
VALENTINE QUIZ: A fun and popular evening is promised at Upper Dicker village hall tomorrow, Saturday, at 7pm for 7.30pm start. It is £7.50 per head and includes supper. Book on 01323 841541.
CHEF DEMONSTRATION: On Saturday February 18 there will be a chef demonstration and three-course meal at Michelham Priory. Details and booking at www.sussexpast.co.uk.
DICKER DAY: This event was a tremendous success last year and a great day out. If you would like to help and get involved this year, a small group has already made a start with planning. There is plenty to do building on the experience of last year. It is hoped that as many people as possible will help. If you would like to receive emails about Dicker Day please email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org and come along to the next meeting on Friday February 17 at 8pm and then alternate Thursdays and Fridays following. They are looking forward to getting lots of replies.
RESIDENTS PASS: Michelham Priory is offering residents of Upper Dicker or Arlington the opportunity of a Resident Pass for the 2017 season. The pass will only be issued to residents of Upper Dicker or Arlington who visit the Gatehouse at Michelham Priory between February 11 and 28 between 11am and 3pm. The following conditions apply, only one pass per household, proof of address must be shown in order to receive a pass (utility bill, driving licence etc.), the pass can only be used by the two adults whose signature appears on the card, and they will be asked to sign in with each use. The pass entitles the holder to free entrance for two adults and four children to Michelham Priory during normal opening hours throughout the 2017 season, including event days. The pass allows free admission to the Priory and grounds only. Any additional chargeable activities must be paid for at the normal rate. The pass cannot be used for outdoor theatre performances or any other ticketed event.
ARLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL: Next meeting Thursday, 7.30 pm Upper Dicker Village Hall. Minutes of the last meeting available as usual at the Dicker Village Shop.
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