Isfield & Little Horsted

VILLAGE HALL: Good news from Isfield Village Hall this week, starting with the news that the management committee have appointed a new secretary. Local resident Peter Holmes has taken up the post of generally keeping an eye on things and looking after a little mountain of paperwork to ensure the hall’s smooth running. And he’s no newcomer to the task, having previously held a similar post at Maresfield. Peter can be contacted on 01825 751041. Bookings for events at the hall should be made either via or 01825. One of Peter’s first duties was to be at the hall last Sunday for the Isfield Frost Fair, organised by the hall’s committee. Katherine Coltman, one of the organisers, says: ‘It was a wonderful community effort, for the community, by the community.’ The fair attracted some 200 visitors who were able to snap up some useful household items and Christmas presents, ranging from a selection of foods, to home-grow mushroom kits, bird nesting boxes and works of art. Running costs of the hall run to more than £9,000 a year.

DIARY DATES: Tomorrow, Saturday, Christmas wreaths workshop and lunch, Isfield Village Hall, 11am to 4pm. Sunday, Christingle Service, Isfield Parish Church, 10am; Isfield and Little Horsted Bonfire Society quiz, Isfield Village Hall, 7pm; Pub quiz, The Laughing Fish, 8pm. December 12, Films, Paddington (3pm) and White Christmas (6.45pm), Isfield Village Hall. December 13, Carol Service, Isfield Parish Church, 6pm. December 14, Art talk: Italian Renaissance, Isfield Village Hall, 7pm. December 22, Ashdown Mummers perform Sussex Mummers, The Laughing Fish, Isfield, 2pm. December 20, Holy Communion, Isfield Parish Church, 10am. December 23, Carol singing, with Uckfield Concert Brass, The Laughing Fish, 8pm. December 25, Family Service, with Carols and Holy Communion, Isfield Parish Church, 10am.

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