FRIENDS OF LANDPORT BOTTOM: You’re invited to a Wildlife Picnic. Join the Rangers at Landport Bottom on Sunday from noon to 2pm. Meet near the dew pond. Bring your own picnic and enjoy views across the Downs. Discover wildlife on Creature Quest and take part in A Giant art project. For more information contact: Community Ranger Dan Fagan 07917 243343 or

NEVILL BONFIRE: The society will be holding a jumble sale at the Ringmer Village Hall on Saturday July 4. We will be collecting jumble on the Nevill Estate after 6pm on Friday July 3. Our next jumble at Ringmer will be Saturday September 5.

LEWES NEVILLE WI: We met on Wednesday June 17 at St Mary’s Church Hall and heard a very interesting talk by Brian Freedland about the history of Eastbourne theatres, after which Kath Reynolds and Judith Alderton recounted their experiences of the garden party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the centenary of the WI. It was a wonderful experience and Judith was thrilled to be chosen to meet the Countess of Wessex and have a few minutes chat. We also heard a report from Kay Hackett about the AGM at the Royal Albert Hall where she was a delegate. She told us that the resolution was not passed because the wording was not sufficiently clear. This has happened in the past and there was a general feeling at the meeting that greater care should be taken with framing future resolutions. Our next meeting is the garden meeting on Wednesday July 15 which will take place in the president’s garden starting at 6pm. We hope that the weather is dry and warm.

CHRIST CHURCH: We have our fourth Sunday family service at 10.30am on Sunday which will be led by Rev John Gordon. Following this there will be a congregational meeting and church lunch. If anyone is interested in trying out some craft activities they are welcome to come along to either or both of one of our craft sessions on Wednesday at 9.30am or 7.30pm for a couple of hours.

WALLANDS SCHOOL: The children raised an amazing £386.40 doing the Nursery Fun Run. We are very proud of them and grateful to all parents involved, thank you. We are looking for a water butt for our outdoor area and we wondered if anyone is replacing theirs or have one they don’t need. Please get in contact with Maddy at the front desk, thank you. The front entrance to our school is far from ideal safety wise, as it was designed over 60 years ago when transport needs were very different. To help keep our children safe, please do not drive into school during busy times of day and keep a close eye on small children as you drop them off and collect them. On Monday, our Yr6 children will be receiving a road safety talk from PC Ross, as part of their transition to secondary school. It would also help if you could join us in reminding older children of road safety. In June 2014, Mark Bowler asked our Yr4 classes to design a logo for his project in Peru. Mark and his team are trying to save the habitat of the Uakari monkey from loggers and they needed an exciting design to raise awareness of their project. One design was chosen from all the entries and has been printed on flags, shirts and caps. The winning logo was designed by Jasper and Finn from 5ST/KF and will be used for years to come to help save the Uakari monkeys.

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