Herstmonceux & Wartling

ON THE EDGE: Here is your chance to get rid of all those small coins (or large). Tomorrow, Saturday, at Wartling Church there will be a collecting of coins to cover the pews in the church. When this has been done before, they have managed to go at least twice around the church, so why not bring a few coins to help, they will be there from 10am to 1pm, refreshments also available. Ring Stella 833445 if you would like any more details.

CHURCH SERVICES: On Sunday the All Saints Services are at 9.45am Holy Communion (CW) and later 3.30pm Reid Hall, Messy Church. The service at St Mary Magdalene is 8am Holy Communion (BCP).

BOWLS: Two players dominated at the Club’s recent finals day. Dave Payne won four competitions and Jean Everingham won three. The winners were: Men’s Singles Dave Payne, Ladies Singles Brenda Tookey, Men’s Pairs Richard and Simon Wicks, Ladies Pairs Jean Everingham and Carole Low, Mixed Pairs Jean Everingham and Dave Payne, Two Wood Pairs Jean Everingham and Dave Payne, Challenge Cup Dave Payne and Bomar Cup Penny Nunan.

MESSY CHURCH: Messy Church is on Sunday in the Reid Hall from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Messy Church is for all, every age, young or old. Play games, have a chance to do a craft activity (or two) learn a bit more about Jesus and his life and what he wants for us and then have tea together. A great way to spend an afternoon with other folk. There is no cost, only a donation towards expenses if you would like. Why not come and try it. If you would like more details please contact Richard Stevens 833124, Pat and Norman Honeysett 833925 or Pam Kendall 833124.

VITALITY VILLAGES: This is a new community project which started with a very successful Information Day on April 25 attended by over 150 people. This gave local groups, clubs, societies and health practitioners an opportunity to showcase their particular group. The next Vitality Villages event, called a Taste of Vitality will be held from 10am to 2pm on Monday with events at the Health Centre and Herstmonceux Village Hall. This event is part of the Older People’s Project to promote activities and services for residents aged 50 plus and will include the following: Herstmonceux Village Hall lounge 10am to 10.20am Extend Exercise will give a short demonstration and invite you to join in with them. From 10.30am onward teas, coffee and snacks available. 11.30am to 1pm Herbalist and Nutritionist available for tips and advice. 12.30pm to 1.30pm light lunches available at Herstmonceux Health Centre. 10.30am half an hour circular walk from the Health Centre. 11am - 12 midday physiotherapy presentation. Noon to 1.30pm physiotherapist and osteopath available for tips and advice. 1.30pm to 3pm knitting and sewing, games table, craft table, have a go. 1.30pm to 2pm singing workshop for everyone to join. The following groups or organisations will have representatives or information available: Ray and Sheldon, Herstmonceux Lunch Club, Hearing Resource, East Sussex Association for the Blind, Care for the Carers. Please come along and join in the fun, all day or just an hour or two. If you need help to get to the event, please contact Bea Simmons on 01323 833535 or bea.simmons@nhs.net. There is limited parking at the Health Centre and the Village Hall but there is more car parking in the Sundial Car Park. If you need help with transport please contact Bea Simmons at the Health Centre on 01323 833535 or bea.simmons@nhs.net.

ART WORKSHOP: At Lime Cross Nursery on Thursday there is a workshop with local artist Clare Dales. Come and explore direct print methods inspired by and using natural textures and forms from the open spaces at Lime Cross. We’ll explore composition, colour and how to get the best from your chosen materials. Make a notebook cover, a sheet of wrapping paper or even some wallpaper. All materials supplied. Beginners welcome. £35pp. email clare@claredales.com or call 07840216338 to book a place.

BON VOYAGE BISTRO: On Friday September 25 is Suzie’s final bistro before she departs for New Zealand. Three sensational courses of fusion cuisine made using the finest home-grown and local ingredients. Accompanied by live music 7pm to 9pm. Booking essential. Call 01323 833229.

MACMILLAN EVENT: There is a Macmillan Angel Make and Take activity on September 25. Cold Fusion Glass Arts and Gifts at The Malthouse will be having a crafting event for the Macmillan Coffee Morning. From 10am to 4pm, you will be able to make your own pink angel pendant which can be worn as a necklace, clipped to a keychain or used as a zipper pull. You will be provided with the materials and tools then shown how to make your piece of jewellery for a donation to Macmillan. Why not bring a friend and do it together? Of course, it wouldn’t be a coffee morning without coffee. Come have a go, make an angel to take with you and support Macmillan Cancer Care. Children age 8yrs and over are welcome with a parent or carer. Directions can be found on the website, www.ColdFusionGlass.co.uk or call 01323819216.

SINGING WORKSHOP: After the success of the last workshop Laura is running an evening course at the health centre. This is a six week singing workshop course starting on Tuesday September 29 between 6.30pm to 7.30pm and costs £30 for the whole course.

COMMUNITY CHOIR: Herstmonceux Health Centre is looking at setting up a Community Choir starting Wednesday October 7 from 6.30pm to 8pm for a £4 donation. If you are interested please speak to Bea at Herstmonceux Health Centre on 01323 833535.

WALKING GROUP: On Sunday at 10am the group will meet at the Woolpack car park, for a walk from Hastings over Fairlight. Bring a picnic. For details and to let her know you are coming, contact walk leader Lita on 01323 844785.

POLICING: At the recent Wartling Parish Council meeting, PCSO French has released details of 100 vehicle count he conducted in Boreham Street. Also, Sussex Police has received reports of a conman operating in Hailsham. The man called at a house in Hailsham, claimed that he had cut the fence and demanded a total of £1200 for doing so. Sussex Police’s advice is to never agree to works or services offered by doorstep callers and they ask family members, friend and neighbours to keep an eye on vulnerable members of the community. Residents are also advised to report all scams and all suspicious behaviour to Sussex Police. Residents complained that parking at the junction of Boreham Lane and Boreham Street is dangerous to other road users. PCSO French will take this up with the owners of the offending vehicles.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING: At Reid Hall on Tuesday September 29 from 10.30am there is to be a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support in memory to Caroline Payne-Rippengal.

TECHNO MATTERS: Reid Hall at Boreham Street now has Wifi. Broadband Update: The ESCC Scheme is ahead of schedule and ESCC has been awarded an additional £6m to improve broadband in weaker areas.

WORKSHOP: Art and Craft Christmas Workshop. Learn something new at The Reid Hall, Boreham Street starting November 4, 10am to noon for five weeks and January 13 10am to noon for 10 weeks. Places are limited for further details and to book contact Acres on 01825 761820 or visit their website www.acreslearning.org.uk. For an introduction to the course, and a chance to meet the tutor and artist Elaine Foster-Gandey there is a free Art and Crafts taster day on October 21 from 10am to noon and your place will need to be confirmed at time of booking. All abilities are welcome. It is hoped to run many more courses in association with Acres at the Reid Hall in the future, now that there is WiFi. If you see a class or have an idea of a course that you would like to attend, please get directly in touch with Acres.

OPEN GARDEN: Irene Eltringham-Willson of Butlers Farmhouse would like to offer a huge thank you to everyone who came and supported the NGS Charity open garden jazz event in August. There were 502 visitors who enjoyed cream teas and cakes in glorious sunshine. They raised a fantastic £3637 for the Yellow Book National Gardens Scheme charities which are Macmillan, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Carers Trust, Perennial and Parkinson’s UK. Look out for their next opening in mid April.

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