Nevill news
Nevill news

NEVILL EXTRAVAGANZA: On Saturday I watched a performance of excellent Line Dancing by Steps Dance Club, which is not an easy task on grass. There was a good crowd out enjoying themselves and the sun shone for a while, then down came the rain which thankfully, did not appear to spoil the day.

NEVILL SPORTS: Volunteers are needed for St Mary’s Sports Day on Nevill Green for June 25. Can you help continue a community tradition of the annual children’s sports day on Nevill Green? The event is now in its 68th year, thanks to help from countless volunteers. This year they need a new Marshall and help with the refreshments tent. Contact or 07513112514.

WALLANDS SCHOOL: The netball team have once again qualified for the Sussex School Games, which will be held later on this month. Amalie Smith Jarman (5HW) had a record-breaking half-term. With her dad she completed the Welsh 3000’s, walking more than 24 miles over fifteen 3000-foot peaks in 16 hours 35 minutes. This meant she set a new record for Under 21 females on the route. Well done Amalie, hope the blisters heal soon. Sponsored climb; Kaila Jackman (5HW) raised £101 for Raystede Animal Rescue Centre by climbing 196 metres (24 times up an 8m climbing wall). Aiden Dash entered the Young Handler 8 to 16yrs competition at Heathfield Agricultural Show and was awarded first prize for leading his pony Rosie. Aiden won a Rosette, £25cash and a trophy. Well done Aiden and Rosie.

LANDPORT BOTTOM: The following details are of a proposed development by Economy Developments Ltd who have been in consultation with Lewes District Council Planning Department with regards to proposed planning development. It was proposed by Ron Moore who wrote: ‘The land on which this proposed development is based is known as The Front Hill Gallop or South Gallop Land. It is the scrub land situated opposite Lewes Prison and Downsway which joins Houndean Rise with Hawkenbury Way. We intend to develop 16 residences.’ If this action is of interest to any associating groups, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. Further details can be provided as well as a meeting with one of our directors.

ST MARY’S SUPPORTERS CLUB: Charity Quiz and Curry Night (chicken or vegetable) on Sunday. Up to six people per team. Tickets £5 per person, curry included (telephone Will Wilson on 07824363338 in advance, regarding which curry you would like). Bar open from 7pm, quiz starts at 8pm. Get your thinking caps on and join us for a fun filled evening. Members and non-members welcome.

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA: Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society once again held their Extravaganza which, this year, commemorated the Queen’s 90th birthday. The event was attended by hundreds of local residents on Nevill Green on Saturday, June 11. In the afternoon, visitors were entertained by an array of events including crown and bouquet tossing, a torch-making competition as well as games and stalls. The sun shone for much of the day but even the sudden downpour didn’t dampen spirits as attendees continued to enjoy refreshments. The men’s tug-of-war competition was won by Waterloo Bonfire Society who narrowly beat Southover Bonfire Society in the final. The Ladies’ tug-of-war challenge was won by Cliffe Bonfire Society. The junior tableau design competition, seeking to find the next generation of Bonfire Boys and Girls, was won by brothers Isaac and Joe Ayers. Their design, which is to be kept under wraps until October 22, will be taken forward by the society who will support the winners in building their design. Live music was provided throughout the day by the Starfish project with a fantastic array of bands and musicians. The Fat Belly Jones Band headlined the evening with a superb mix of Ska and Blues classics which had people dancing in front of the stage both young and old. The culmination of the evening was the arrival of local athlete and bonfire society member, Peter Masters, Chairman and one of the founders of Lewes Athletic Club formed in 1984 whom ignited Olympic Rings of fireworks and a facsimile of the Queen as a tribute to her 90th year. The society is still looking for the winner of the lucky programme number 71. The winner should contact the organisers on 07772 031269 to receive their prize. The society would like to thank all members and supporters who made the day a great success.

CHRIST CHURCH: We are pleased to tell you that we raised nearly £1600 during Christian Aid Week through the door-to-door collections in the Wallands area. Thank you to everyone who gave so generously. This figure is nearly 10 percent above what was raised last year. Worship on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Rev John Pritchard and Sunday Club for children will be meeting during the service. At 6.30pm Rev Geoffrey Whitfield will be leading worship which will include Holy Community. On Wednesday our ThinkTank will be meeting from 7.30pm to 9pm with Professor Tony Fielding leading the evening on the topic of Migration in Britain, the effects of climate change.

JUMBLE SALE: Lewes Borough Bonfire Society will be holding a jumble sale tomorrow, Saturday, at St Mary’s Supporters Club from 2pm

GUIDED WALK: Dan Fagan our Community Ranger is planning a guided walk at Landport Bottom tomorrow, Saturday, 10.30am to 12.30pm. With a bit of luck the sun will shine, the orchids will be in full flower and the butterflies will be flying on the day. Also, there has been a report of a goldfish having been seen in the pond. If they see a goldfish (or any other type of fish) in the pond please could you report it to Dan. You can call him on 07917 243343 or there’s an online report form here: Goldfish can seriously damage the natural species and upset the ecosystem especially in a pond that small, people generally do not realise what damage they are doing when they release a goldfish into a nature pond.

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