Parish Pump Hailsham - October 12 2012


ROGER BLACKMORE, a lecturer in climatology, will be giving a talk entitled Weird Weather; A taste of things to come? at the War memorial Hall on October 14 at 4pm. Tickets £3 with tea, cakes and discussion.

THE ALFRISTON and Cuckmere Valley Historical Society’s October meeting will be held on October 18 at 7.30pm in the War Memorial Hall. Jeremy Hodgkinson and Kevin Gordon will be the speakers. It is difficult to imagine that during the Tudor and early Stuart period the Sussex Weald was the main iron producing region for Britain. Jeremy Hodgkinson is President of the Wealden Iron Research Group and author of several books including The Wealden Iron Industry. The subject of his talk is The Sussex Iron Industry. Local historian Kevin Gordon will talk about the Cuckmere Rive - from Source to Sea. All are welcome to this evening of local history. Admission is free to members and £5 to non members.

THE COSMOFIL Film Club.Indochine, directed by Regis Wargniez and starring Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Jean Yanne and Lunh Dan Pham will be shown at the War Memorial Hall on October 26 at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The film was nominated for many awards and won the Academy Award in the category of Best Foreign Language film in 1992. Tickets cost £7, or £5 for Cosmofil students, free to those under 20. Please note that wine is available at £1 a glass. Booking preferred but not necessary.

ALFRISTON Christmas Cards are now available after services at St. Andrew’s Church. I know it is ten weeks to go before Christmas week but it is time to start to think about posting to those friends overseas. Each pack of cards contains five each of two designs from original paintings by local artists Janet Banham and Jackie Hurwood and cost £4 a pack of ten cards. The money raised will help conserve St Andrew’s Church.

Bodle Street Green

CHURCH SERVICES: St John’s Bodle Street: Warbleton Parish Church: St Giles, Dallington:

PARISH COUNCIL: The Council meets at 7pm in the Dunn Village Hall, Rushlake Green, on Thursday evening. Parishioners can raise matters early in the meeting and all are welcome to attend.

RAFA SERVICE: The annual service in memory of Flying Officer Peter Crofts who was shot down in late September 1940, took place at Padgham Corner last Sunday. The rector, Marc Lloyd, conducted the service with members of 54 Squadron of the ATC providing the guard of honour. As Richard Boswell, trumpeter for this event for many years, sounded the last post, a donkey behind us started braying at full volume, thankfully subsiding for the silent tribute. Wreaths were laid on behalf of the ATC and RAFA.


CLAIRVOYANT EVENING: Neil Payne is the Medium this evening, Friday, from 7.30pm to 9pm at Primrose Hall. Entry is £5 on the door.

ST MARY’S: This is the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity. 8am Sunday Holy Communion, The Narrow Door, 10.30am Morning Service with crèche and children’s groups, A Pattern for Prayer, 2.45pm Holy Communion at Emmanuel, 3pm Harvest on the Farm at Longleys Farm, Harebeating Lane and back at St Mary’s at 6.30pm Evening Prayer, A New and Better Passover. For the harvest at Longleys Farm, Harebeating Lane this year harvest gifts will be given to the newly-opened Foodbank. Acceptable gifts are: Milk (UHT or powdered), sugar (500g), fruit juice (carton), soup, pasta sauces, sponge pudding (tinned), tomatoes (tinned), cereals, rice pudding (tinned), tea bags, instant coffee, instant mash potato, rice, pasta, noodles, tinned meat and fish, tinned vegetables, baked beans, tinned fruit, jam, biscuits or snack bars.

CORINTHIAN CHURCH and Healing Association Service on Sunday is from 11am to noon with medium Sheila Have at Primrose Hall. Followed by refreshments.

RAMBLERS: On Sunday Steve (01323) 844597 is leading an eight-mile walk through Telscombe, Saltdean, Rottingdean and Balsdean. There are some hills and road walking. On Wednesday a shorter 4.5 mile Herstmonceux circular takes in the castle with some stiles and easy walking led by Elaine and Larry (01323) 849680. Shorter still and also on Wednesday is a stroll along Bexhill seafront with Nobby on (01323) 440624. If you would like to go along, ring the walk leader for the details or for general enquiries ring Jill on (01323) 843530.

FLOWER CLUB: The next meeting will be on Wednesday at 7.30pm and returns to the Civic Community Hall. This will be a competition evening for members, Colours of Autumn, to be arranged in the hall. At the last meeting, vice president Ann Brooks, had the pleasant duty of presenting a badge to her daughter Zoe Boulton for 25 years membership of the club. The floral art demonstration by Nel de Jong Smith entitled Flora Bundance was in a large basket filled with foliage of different colours from the garden with homemade orange-tipped bulrushes, blue veronica, orange gerberas and complimentary roses. An identical (one I did earlier) was brought onto the stage. Next, a flat wooden sculpture was used as base and background to a red and green arrangement using dark red roses, dahlias and celosia, a foreign flower that looks like a cock’s comb. In a mottled grey black vase, bear grass that had been woven, plaited and folded, along with aspidistra and hosta leaves provided a well-balanced design incorporating dainty calla lilies and a lovely mauve orchid and then another very different arrangement using fatsia, choisia, pink anthurium and small ornamental cabbages. Lastly, members were treated to pink champagne, a large glass vase, in the shape of a wine glass was filled with white bubbly gypsophila, pink gerbera, carnations and roses and, from behind the scenes, a smaller version was produced to conclude the evening.

OPERA ON ICE: Hailsham Old Pavilion Society presents this film event for one night only at the Hailsham Pavilion on Wednesday October 24 at 7.45pm. See some of the World’s finest ice skaters dancing to a selection of light popular opera music. If you were enthralled by Torvill and Dean’s Bolero routine or entranced by Dancing on Ice then you will enjoy this. Tickets are £10, which includes nibbles and a glass of wine or juice. Book on 841414, at the box office or online at HOPS registered charity No 1062955.

WEAR IT PINK DAY: Hailsham Memorial Institute, Western Road, is hosting an event in aid of the Cancer Awareness Campaign on Friday October 26 from 11pm, all day. There will be a tombola, cake stall and guess the weight of a cake. Refreshments are available and non-members are welcome. Further details from Jeanette Gardner on (01323) 840459.

KNIT’INN NIGHT: Journeys to and from The King’s Head for Knit’Inn Nights are both in darkness now as we have passed the autumn equinox. Thoughts inevitably turn to cosy for garments and blankets etc. Christmas knitting needs to be underway soon as well. What are appropriate presents for the people you know? Textured knitted bags are trending at the moment. Fairisle waistcoats (chances to be adventurous with colour, zinging or subtle) are having a revival too. Hats, wrist warmers and scarves are still popular and shawls and blankets are always welcome if someone you know feels the cold. One crocheted character from the Christmas story for each day of Advent is a good way to introduce younger family members to the reason Christmas exists. The next Knit’Inn Night will be Tuesday October 30. Share Christmas ideas or just knit. For more information phone Su (07951 631749) or The King’s Head (01323 440447).

MS SOCIETY: Hailsham has a new social and support group for people with MS or those who have been affected by the disability. The group meets on a regular basis in a friendly location and are socially active with regular trips out. For further information contact Canas Whelan on 07742 884811 or email

FOODBANK: There were a few weeks of set backs and last minute obstacles, but although not everything was going to be as planned the opening went ahead regardless. Several phone calls were received each week from people in crisis asking when it was to open, so the need is there. The Foodbank is looking good having been refurbished, painted, rewired and new doors fitted, new floor and vinyl laid and the furniture donated by Hailsham Lions has arrived. Shelving proved an issue so initially tables will be used. There still odds and ends that need doing (paper towel dispenser, loo roll holder, alarm system, notice board) but that will get sorted. A couple of good scatter rugs are sought if any one has some to add a homely touch to the place. A recent supermarket food collection exercise yielded a large amount of food so all is in place and the care agencies have been issued with their vouchers. There is a box at the back of St Mary’s church for your donated items for the Foodbank.

100 YEARS AGO: In September 1912 Rev F Clyde Harvey reported on the church fete and school treat of August 1912 as follows: The dreadful weather of July 31 made us very anxious about August 1. Mr Wenham was on the bridge very early and came back, gloomy. Some of the CEM were up at five putting up the tent and at 10 o’clock we decided to have he tea in the field, although there were some who doubted. Everyone worked with a will and the day grew brighter but it was 3.30pm before the children could get on the roundabout. However, Mr Davis allowed them their two hours and their tea was put off till 4.45, when 410 sat down. At the second tea, 5.30, the four Scholars’ Bible Classes sat down, 448 of the School had tea and about 174 parents and friends, of 622 in all. Then from 7pm the people came in, and the whole space seemed full of young and old, enjoying themselves at the various shows. The day was beautiful, sunny and cool.

hellingly & horsebridge

CHURCH SERVICES: This week services are Hellingly: Regular Services are on a Thursday 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP), Sunday 8am Holy Communion and also at 10.45am and Sunday 6.30pm Evensong. Upper Dicker: 9.15 Holy Communion (CW).

SUPPER NIGHT: Get your tickets now for this Demelza Hospice Care for Children charity night on Saturday October 20 at Union Corner Hall at 7.30pm. Entry is by ticket only at £10 per person. Bring your own drinks and glasses. There will be a table quiz and raffle. For tickets and menu choices ring (01323) 844020 or email

CONCERT: A Fresh Set of Keys is the title of a concert to celebrate the new grand piano at Hellingly church. Tickets are available now for this event on Saturday October 27 at 7.30pm at St Peter and St Paul’s Church which offers a programme of piano music and song, including Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, works by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Brahms with songs and popular operative arias performed by Will Hancox (piano), Noa Lachman (soprano). Tickets are £8 (£5 concessions) in advance or £9 and £6 respectively on the door, available at Hellingly and Upper Dicker Parish churches or phone John on (01323) 831621 or Gillian on 844298.

UNUSUAL QUIZ: The Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service are holding another of their very popular quiz nights with a difference on October 20 from 7pm to 11pm at Berwick village hall. For your £10 per person advance booking, you will enjoy spaghetti Bolognese and garlic bread, a bar and entry to the quiz. Entry on the door is £12.50. Book with Kate on 01825 873003 or email her at

SPEED LIMITS: It is proposed to introduce various speed limits on the following lengths of road, A22 Lower Dicker 40mph, A22 The Dicker from a point 173m east of the east kerbline of Camberlot Road, eastwards for a distance of 1590m, to a point 60m west of the centre of Boship roundabout, C39 Coldharbour Road from the junction with the A22 The Dicker, southwards for a distance of 651m to a point 374m south of the southern kerbline of Orchard Grange. The existing 50mph speed limit will remain in force on the remainder of the A22. A271 Magham Down, 40mph A271 Amberstone and New Road from a point 364m west of the west kerbline of New Road, eastwards for a distance of 1527m to a point 71m east of the east kerbline of Under Road and finally the U7072 Old Road from the junction with the A271 New Road, eastwards for a distance of 57m.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Award winning Bob Websell ARPS EFIAP taught himself photography twenty years ago while living in Africa. In 1991 he sent his first images to an international Exhibition and explained how easy it is to send an image on line and settle the account via PayPal. He exhibits worldwide despite living in Rottingdean and never having been to most of the countries. Bob showed a Pied Wagtail on a rock in the middle of a river for which he won a £300 pair of binoculars. The judge wondered how he had managed to blur the water, but keep the bird so pin sharp. ‘It was 5.30am and the bird was frozen solid’ he revealed. Showing a stone lion at the top of steps, it appeared to be eyeing up the cute cat that was asleep at its feet. Bob has spent the last ten years helping to build Noonkodin Secondary School in a Maasai village with the proceeds of his photography through Serian UK a registered charity. He showed a Zebra rolling around on its back, which had a black stripe running along its tummy and asked who could spot the zip? He went to bed alone in a mud hut only to find seven others had snuck in during the night and one of them had wet the bed. Bob loves Africa so much that he has decided that if an African Elephant charges at him while he is taking its photograph he would be happy to die and be eaten by vultures. That would be one way to go I suppose.

herstmonceux & wartling

EXHIBITION: Tomorrow, Saturday, the Reid Hall at Boreham Street will be hosting the fifth local history exhibition and there will be a record 46 display boards showing more photographs, maps and more on early Wartling. This year they will also be including Pevensey and Westham as well as Hailsham. All children who attend will be invited to have a go at the quiz with prizes for the winners. Refreshments will be available, the doors of the hall will be open between 2pm and 6pm with an entrance £3 adults, under 16 year olds free.

ZUMBA: Want to improve your posture, tone and shape the body? Then maybe Zumba is for you. Classes are being held on a regular basis at the Reid Hall in Boreham Street between 7.20pm and 8.20pm. If you are interested the person to contact would be Corinne Marsh on

POPPY APPEAL: To remind you that the house to house collections, along with collections in the village shops, pubs and restaurants will start on October 27 and run until Remembrance Sunday, November 11. Di Tate will be in touch with all collectors very soon however, if there is anybody else who feels they would like to help out and are over the age of 18 years please contact her on 831925.

KNIT AND STITCH: This month’s meeting will be held at the Village Information Centre on Tuesday from 2.30pm. All are welcome to pop along. You can take along any knitting or sewing that you might have on-going at the moment or just take yourselves along, you will be made most welcome.

UNITED SERVICE is being held on Sunday October 21 at All Saints church. This will take the form of a bring and share supper commencing at 5pm with a United Celebration Party beginning at 5.30pm. All are welcome. If you need any further details call Richard on 833124.

CHURCH SERVICES: On Sunday Holy Communion (BCP) along with the Compline will be held at Herstmonceux church at 8am and 6pm respectively with Holy Communion (common worship) along with Worship and Prayer being held at Wartling church at 9.45am and 11am respectively.

THE VILLAGE HALL held a very successful Open Meeting recently at which many and various points were raised. They now have pleasure in advising us that the annual Grand Raffle, which helps to raise funds for some of the necessary work to help maintain the hall, is now running. First prize this year will be £100 and other prizes include a Christmas Hamper as well as a family ticket to Michelham Priory. Tickets are now available and you can get yours either from the village hall office or by telephoning Liz Maddock on 833611.

OPENING HOURS: The windmill at Windmill Hill will be open on Sunday October 21 for the last time this year. Opening times are 2.30pm to 5pm. There are always volunteer guides around to pass on information if needed. Visit the website, which is always being updated, at

RAY AND SHELDON next meet today, Friday, when Joy Bryant will entertain at 2.15pm. Non-members are always welcome to go along for a small fee of £3.

STREET LIGHTING: A proposal is being put forward to turn off some of the street lights in Herstmonceux between 12.30am and 5.30am. You may or may not agree with this, but to find out if your street is affected visit the village hall on Monday to see a map of the areas are likely to be affected. Your thoughts and any concerns you may have will be most welcome. If you are unable to go along you can find all the details online at


MARKET: Laughton Village Market in the village hall tomorrow, Saturday, 10am to noon. The Market is back after a summer break. We shall be having the usual food stalls, bric-a-brac, craft etc. There will also be the usual bacon rolls and refreshments. Entrance is free and there is a raffle in aid of village hall funds. Hope to see many regular customers and new ones as well.

mobile library

THE LIBRARY will be visiting the following areas this week. Today, Friday: Norman’s Bay Caravan Park 9.45am to 10.15am; The Ridgeway, Herstmonceux 10.40am to 11.15am. Tomorrow, Saturday: Opposite Denbigh Court, Hooe 1.50pm to 2.35pm; Millfield, Ninfield 2.50pm to 3.25pm; Downsview, Ninfield 3.40pm to 4.05pm; Catsfield village hall 4.15pm to 4.45pm. Wednesday: Deanland Mobile Home Park 9.15am to 11.20am; Chiddingly School, noon to 12.30pm; Community Centre, Hailsham East 12.55pm to 1.25pm; Southdown Court, Bell Banks Road, Hailsham 2.20pm to 3.05pm; Cedars, Milland Road, Hailsham 3.40pm

to 4.20pm.


THE LOCAL HISTORY Society meet on Friday October 19, when the speaker is Phil Gardner on Aspects of Eastbourne, which follows the AGM. All welcome. Doors open at 6.45pm for a meeting starting at 7pm.

WANTED information on any model buses made by Ernest Johnstone in the 1930s. Please contact

THE COFFEE MORNING on Saturday October 20, in the lounge at the Community Centre is hosted by the Liberal Democrats.

WINE AND SOCIAL CLUB meeting on October 23, at 7.30pm in the Community Centre. The evening is entitled A Victorian Christmas, a talk given by Timespan from Arundel. All welcome. More information from Sheila on 483222.

THE INDEPENDENT candidate, Ian Chisnall, for Sussex Police Commissioner is visiting Polegate on Monday October 29. He will give a talk on the new position and its implication of changing the face of policing in Sussex followed by a question and answer session at the Free Church Hall at 7.30pm. All welcome.

DRAMA GROUP: The next production is The Vicar of Dibley, at th Community Centre from Wednesday October 31 to Saturday November 3. Tickets available from box office, Archer and Partners, Estate Agents, 48 High Street, Polegate, telephone 483348. Or online at Tickets are £8 adults and £5.50 for children and students. Credit cards booked on line an extra £1 is charged. If you would like to become a Friend of Polegate Drama Group then you will be able to purchase discount tickets. Annual membership is due on October 1, contact Friends’ Secretary Joan Law, 49 Oakleaf Drive Polegate, or telephone Jim Dobell on 483082.

RAMBLING CLUB: Meet at the Wannock Road Recreation Ground on October 25 for A Tale of Two Towns (Wealden Walk No 7), six miles flat, finish via Glyndley and Priesthawes three to four stiles with Ted R. Or Chatting Up The Chattri, nearly nine miles Southdown walk, Pycombe Village and the unique Chattri memorial, a few stiles, take picnic with David.

POLEGATE QUILTERS are holding a display of our work on October 25, at the Community Centre between 10am and 4pm.

THE DOWNLAND SINGERS are meeting again every Thursday, from 7.30pm at Trinity Church Hall. The friendly group of enthusiastic singers is always pleased to welcome new voices and would particularly like additional male members for the bass section. The ability to read music is not essentials as training will be given. If you enjoy music and would like to take up an addictive and therapeutic hobby, then come along and join us. Further info from Jennie on 484189.

The Polegate Branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) are seeking volunteers to assist them in the annual RBL Poppy Appeal. If you can spare some time please contact the Poppy Appeal Organiser Joe O’Riordan on 01323 486021.


AUTUMN: It’s October already. It seems like only a few weeks ago that I was writing that it’s spring. It’s not an Age thing. Everybody says that time passes quicker now. I have a theory; we’re whizzing through space and spinning round faster, so there are still 24 hours in a day, but they’re shorter.

CHRISTMAS EVENTS: Yes, like a lot of people, I love Christmas, but hate all the hype starting months before. But there are an awful lot of events in December, so I suggest that you let me know about them as soon as possible so that people can put them in their diaries. And speaking of Christmas, daughter Rana was gutted because Lapland UK was planning to move to Windsor. She’s an elf there every year and she loves the excited reactions of the children when they see it all. They really believe that they’re in Lapland and meeting Father Christmas. The good news is, it’s staying in Kent.

FILM SOCIETY: On Sunday Uckfield Film Society shows A Separation, Asghar Farhadi’s 2011 Iranian Film which won the Golden Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival. It is a powerful, complex drama centring on a conflict that cuts across boundaries of gender and class. Heartbreaking and subtle, it infuses an insight into modern Iran with an insight into the human condition. Uckfield Film Society meets at the Picture House once a month to see films from a wide range of genre. For membership enquiries, call 01825 764909.

CAMPAIGN: The Brighter Uckfield Campaign (BUCup) is holding its annual general meeting at the Alma Arms, Framfield Road on Thursday at 7.30pm. All are welcome. The Campaign are a group of volunteers who enhance Uckfield’s environment by picking up litter, cutting back overgrown areas and liaising with offices, business, Wealden District Council, East Sussex County Council, Uckfield Town Council, British Rail, The Rotary Club of Uckfield and others to improve the look of Uckfield. We have planted the crocuses along Bell Farm Road, daffodils around the town, and recently started a programme of placing planters at the entrance signs to Uckfield. We are aware that a great many people in Uckfield pick up litter around their area of Uckfield and we thank you for doing that. If you are able to attend the AGM we would love to welcome you. It will be very informal and give plenty of time for people to chat to each other. We are also looking for residents to tell us of areas which they feel could do with a little TLC. If you are able to help with the day to day maintenance of the entrance sign planters by keeping them watered, dead-headed and planting up we would like to hear from you. A group of residents living nearby to the planters would help us enormously to maintain a caring and floral feel to our town. For any further information please telephone Dorothy Sparks 764287 of the Brighter Uckfield Campaign.

TABLE TENNIS: Is there anywhere to play table tennis in Uckfield? I’m terribly good at it and I’d like to play somewhere locally, as long as you young, fit guys don’t mind being thrashed by a short, middle-aged female.

warbleton & rushlake green

CHURCH SERVICES: Warbleton Parish Church: 11am Morning Worship. St John’s Bodle Street: 9.30am Family Service. St Giles, Dallington: 6.30pm Harvest Supper followed by Harvest Supper. Heathfield Chapel: 11am The speaker at the 11am and 6.30pm services will be Dada Luogan an London City Missionary in the Kings Cross area.

HISTORY GROUP: We had a very entertaining and informative talk by Geoff Hutchinson on the life of Grey Owl who claimed to have an Apache mother and Scottish father and claimed to have been raised in New Mexico. In fact he was born Archibald Belany in Hastings. He had a colourful life in Canada with a brief spell back in England and in France during WW1. He was married several times with two of these marriages overlapping. From early child-hood, he was obsessed with Red Indian culture, and went to Canada to live out his dreams. Despite his failings, he became well respected for his pioneering environmental work. Our next walk is on Saturday October 20 meeting at the top of Furnace Lane, Warbleton at 2pm.

PARISH COUNCIL: The Council meets at 7pm in the Dunn Village Hall on Thursday evening. Parishioners can raise matters early in the meeting and all are welcome to attend.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: The Warbleton Brass Band is holding its Autumn/Christmas bazaar on 17th November. Tables are available at £10 if you wish to sell items. Ring Sarah on 01435 863727. The Band concert will be on December 16 at 2pm. Both events are in the Dunn Village Hall.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: Just an update form the festival held at Heathfield Chapel recently. Audrey Milton said that she was pleased to report that at the Chapel Harvest Supper Eddie Fletcher, the treasurer, was able to present cheques of £550.00 each to Demelza and the Quicken Trust.

CRAFT FAIR: Sarah Morrell tells me that she, and her friend Fyonna, have been raising money for

CLIC Sargent since February when Fyonna’s daughter, Freya, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, and have already raised in excess of £5000, with Sarah’s son James and Freya raising another £1000 by taking part in a charity skydive last weekend. Proceeds from their two stalls at the fair, to be held next Saturday 20th October in the Dunn Village hall, together with money raised from the raffle and refreshments, will also be donated to the charity. Of the other 12 stalls, 3 will also be raising money for various charities.


THE EIGHT BELLS will be having a Tex-Mex night tomorrow, Saturday, with Mexican food, music and cocktails from 7.30pm. It is best to book by ringing 01323 484442.

TRIANGLE LACE CLUB members will be meeting at Trinity Church Hall from 10am to 2pm tomorrow, Saturday. There is a trade stand with lace supplies and equipment, and guidance on the art of lace making can be given. The cost including tea and coffee is £2.50. For further information, ring Rowena Gausden on 01323 484165.

ART EXHIBITION: The Church Street Art Group, tutored by Teresa Currie, meets once a week on a Monday afternoon. They will be holding their annual exhibition of original artworks for sale from 10am to 5pm tomorrow, Saturday, at St Mary’s Church Hall, with refreshments served until 4pm. On display will be a selection of paintings, prints, cards, ceramics, photography and textiles. Commission from works sold will go towards the church funds. At the same time the church archives will be on display in the church. Admission to both events is free but any donations for the church are always very much appreciated.

HARVEST BAZAAR: This event will be taking place in Willingdon Memorial Hall, opposite the church, from 10am to noon tomorrow, Saturday, so it will be convenient to visit the church hall, church and Memorial Hall all on the same day. Trustees of the Memorial Hall are having a fund raising bazaar for the upkeep of the hall. There will be various stalls, a tombola, raffle and refreshments.

WHEATSHEAF: Guitarists Chris Page and Terry Lees will be playing a mix of Irish and American folk at the Wheatsheaf from 8.30pm tomorrow, Saturday.

POLEGATE WINDMILL is open from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday when tours of the mill can be given and refreshments are available. At 3pm Peter Hill will also be giving his annual talk entitles The Best of Ten, Peter’s favourites from the many mills he has visited from all over the world.

RAMBLERS: St Mary’s Rambling Group will be meeting at Chalk Farm in Coopers Hill at 10.30am on Monday for a five mile walk from Exceat to West Dean, taking in Exceat lost church and four of the seven sisters.

STREET MEETINGS: PCSO Ali Beadon will be in Hawksbridge Close Willingdon at 11am on Wednesday and at Regnum Way at 6pm on Wednesday October 24. Do go along and meet her, particularly if there is anything you would like to discuss relating to her role. PCSO Ali Beadon can also be contacted by ringing 101 extension 68233 or on her mobile 07787 685 755.

GENERAL MEETING: Willingdon Residents’ Association will be holding its general meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday at Trinity Church Hall. The speaker will be John Flude and his subject is Polegate/Willingdon Windmill. Refreshments are available. All are welcome.

THE PROBUS CLUB will be meeting at 10.15am for 10.30am on Thursday at The Red Lion Willingdon for a coffee morning.

QUIZ NIGHT: Willingdon Residents’ Association’s ever popular quiz night and ploughman’s supper is on Friday October 19 at Trinity Church Hall. There can be up to six people in a team. Tickets are £7 and are available from Linda Francis on 01323 485885. They include supper and a free raffle.

AGM: Polegate and Willingdon Local History Society will be meeting from 7pm to 9pm on Friday October 19 for their AGM at St John’s Church Hall Polegate. There will also be a talk from Phil Gardener entitled Aspects of Eastbourne. Meetings are held once a month Please ring Margaret on 01323 484293 or Cyndy on 01323 486208 for further information.

TRINITY DINERS will be meeting at noon on Friday October 19 at Trinity Church Hall. The menu will be chicken supreme and rice, seasonal vegetables, apple crumble and custard followed by tea or coffee. To reserve a place, please call Jennie on 01323 484189. The cost is just £5.

TRINITY CHURCH HALL, the community rooms and meeting room with their excellent facilities are for hire. Ring 07901971527 or email . You can also advertise in the church’s monthly magazine by ringing 01323 484189 or emailing . Any items should be received by the 15th of the month.

MARKET: Willingdon Community Market is held every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm at Trinity Church Hall. There are a variety of stalls and snacks available. For more information ring 01323 723772 or email