Parish pump Uckfield - November 7, 2014

Bodle Street Green

CHURCH SERVICES: This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday when we honour the fallen of two world wars and recent conflicts. The church services start a little earlier, to allow the act of remembrance at 11am. St John’s Bodle Street: 10.50am Remembrance service. Warbleton Parish Church: 10.45am Morning Worship and children’s Sunday Club. St Giles, Dallington: 10.50am Remembrance service.

REMEMBRANCE: At 11am on Tuesday an act of remembrance will be held at the war memorial in the churchyard.

BSG WI: The AGM is at 2.30pm on Tuesday at the village hall, when a new committee, president, secretary and treasurer are elected. It is also a time for review and looking ahead. I gather that 2015 is the centenary of the first WI in Wales, and there will be a number of events to celebrate this anniversary.


QUIZ: Tonight, Friday, is quiz night at the Pavilion in Burwash Common. These monthly quizzes are good fun and can be joined by us all. Teams of six are welcome to go along to give the grey matter a workout. The entry fee is returned as prize money. To find out more and book a place call Halina Keep on 01435 882183. The licensed bar will be open.

THEATRE: Animals and Anecdotes is the topic of International One Man Theatre, Brian D Barnes’ next production. This is a specially written show being performed tomorrow, Saturday, evening in the village hall. Brian is a popular figure in Burwash and has the most remarkable memory. He performs alone but somehow manages to bring to life all the characters on each show. Tickets are available from The Burwash Newsagents at £12 for adults and £6 for students and children. Refreshments will be available too. The curtain goes up at 7.30pm.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tomorrow, Saturday, morning volunteers are being invited to go along to St Bartholomew’s churchyard and help tidy it for the winter and in time for the Remembrance Sunday Service. From 9am you are welcome to join them with your garden tools and trugs and wheelbarrows to clip and rake and generally help to make the churchyard a place to be proud of.

REMEMBER: The annual Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday morning. It will begin with the parade which will leave the Bear car park at 10.45am. The band will be joined by members of Royal British Legion, the local fire service, the local scouts and guides and ex service men and women. There will be a laying of wreaths at the memorial followed by a service in St Bartholomew’s church. After the service the parade will reassemble and march back to the car park. A service will also be held at St Philips Church in Burwash Common.

BLG: The members of the Burwash Ladies group will meet today at the village hall. The first part of the meeting will be their AGM and this will be followed by Michaela Wynne-Jones and her demonstration, The Magic of Scarf Tying. New members and visitors are always welcome to join the ladies, who meet at 2.15pm. A welcome cuppa will end the afternoon.

SOUP: Another of the popular soup lunches is being held on Thursday at the village hall. Entry is £7.50 for which you can try as many of the delicious homemade soups and desserts as you like. There will be at least seven different flavours of soup served with croutons and French bread. At least eight desserts, some of them hot, will also be available. Soft drinks will be served but guests can bring their own wine with them. To let us know you will be there please call Mary on 01435 882107 or email

CHRISTMAS TREES: Don’t forget if you wish to order your Christmas tree through St Bartholomew’s Church your order needs to be in by Wednesday. The trees range in size and price from 4ft 6ins up. To find an order form see the church broadsheet. Late orders will not be accepted as will orders with no payment.

BOWLS: Burwash Short Mat Bowls Club enjoyed a great win in the latest of their Wealden league matches, when they played at home to Hailsham Quintins. In the triples Angela and Keith Marden and Gavin Wood won 22-7, while Joan Howard, Irene Bell and Margaret Waterhouse won 23-12. After the tea break pairs Julie Hawkins and Keith Wood won 16-7 and Alan Green and Mary Taylor also won 15-12. This gives Burwash eight league points in the Wealden division two table. The team will next play away to Chailey on Tuesday.


TORCHLIT PARADE is tomorrow, Saturday, starting at 6pm from Chailey School (Mill Lane) and proceeding along the A275 stopping at the Horns Lodge for refreshments and then on to the War Memorial on the green in front of St Peter’s Church to pay respects. After that the procession will return to the firework site, the field off the A275, opposite Markstakes. For more information call Trevor Smith on 01273 891008. There is a Bonfire Raffle and tickets are available from the Horns Lodge; the raffle will be drawn on Saturday night at the Horns Lodge at about 10pm.

CHURCH SERVICES: St Peter’s Church Services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and Remembrance service at 10.50am starting at the war memorial. Transport can be arranged by calling Peter Martin on 01825 722680.

FREE CHURCH this Sunday are at 10.30am with Trevor Dickerson, and at 6.15pm with John Goodway. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served after the service.

ARMISTICE DAY WALK led by Ian Seccombe starts at 9.30am from the War Memorial, Chailey Green, on Tuesday. The walk will visit Markstakes Common, via Roeheath, to look at the wartime tree carvings. Two maroons will be sent up by the bonfire society on Tuesday at 11am to mark the beginning and the end of the two minute silence held to commemorate Armistice Day.

EVENING OF POETRY, readings and song to commemorate the First World War is at Sheffield Park on Tuesday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Tickets at £15 per person, to include a buffet, are available on 01825 790302.

GRANDPARENTS Toddler Group meets on Wednesday between 9.30am and 11.30am at the Chailey Children’s Centre. The group has the use of a wonderfully equipped room and a safe outside area full of things to do. It is a great chance to chat to other grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren. For more information call Susannah Griffin on 01825 724335.

THE YOUTH GROUP meet at the village hall on Friday November 14 from 7.30pm to 9pm. The group are welcoming new members (aged 10 to 15 years) and anyone who would like to see what they do at their meetings (which include activities such as table tennis, pool, air hockey, football table and a tuck shop) will be made most welcome. For more information contact Gemma Kybert on 07843410895.

SEEING IS BELIEVING, an Open Morning, for prospective parents/carers takes place at Chailey Heritage School from 9.45am to 1.15pm on Thursday. The morning will include a welcome from Simon Yates, the headteacher, a tour of the site and mini talks from Chailey Heritage Clinical Services therapists. These will be followed by a light lunch and a chance for parents/carers to ask questions.

AUTUMN FAYRE and Coffee Morning, hosted by Chailey Royal British Legion Women’s Section, is at the Free Church on Saturday November 15 between 10am and midday. There will be cakes, gifts, books, tombola, card and bottle stalls. To learn more call Lily Holman on 01825 723786.

MOTOWN MUSIC, with Soul Diva, organised by Newick and Chailey St Peter and St James Support Group, is at Newick village hall on Friday November 21 starting at 7pm with all the proceeds going to the hospice. Tickets at £25, to include a three course meal and a licensed bar, are available from Jenny Smerdon on 01825 722583.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PARTY NIGHT to help celebrate 60 years of the National Trust at Sheffield Park and Garden takes place on Saturday November 15 from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets cost £35 per head, to include a buffet and dancing to the Sharkfin Soup Band. To book tickets call 01825 790302.

SCOTTISH BARN DANCE in support of the St Peter’s Church re-ordering fund is at the village hall on Saturday November 15 at 7pm. Tickets cost £10, to include soft drinks, ploughman’s and a pudding, and are available from Teresa Wenban on 01825 722586.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE is at Townings Farm, Plumpton Road, North Chailey, on Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23 from 10am to 4pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to sample delicious local produce and festive food. For more information call Carole on 01444 471352.

SCHOOL NEWS: Starting School in September 2016? If your son or daughter will be starting school in September 2016 guided tours of St Peter’s Primary School are available from the headteacher, Munch Morrow. To arrange a visit call the school secretary on 01825 722939.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION with the local community by Persimmon Homes South East will take place at the village hall on Wednesday between 4.15pm and 7pm. The proposal is to develop land to the west of Oxbottom Lane, for about 37 family homes. Representatives from the project team will be there to answer questions. This is your chance to view the initial scheme and leave feedback; which will be taken into consideration before a planning application is made. If you are unable to attend but would like details of the proposals contact Urbanissta Development Planning on 07786848998 or

East Hoathly

CHURCH SERVICES: Remembrance Sunday, 10.45am Remembrance Services at both Chiddingly and East Hoathly.

PRESERVATION SOCIETY: The next walk will depart from the Black Lion in Halland at 2pm on Sunday November 16. For further details please ring Chris or Jenny on 01825 872830. The annual social evening will take place on Friday November 28 in the village hall at 7.30pm. Peter Challis from the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre will be giving a talk on surveying hedgerows and the work of our local volunteers, Kate Richardson and her team, who are recording our ancient hedgerows. Lucie Thornycroft will also update us on the activities of the Rights of Way Group, and some of the deliberate obstructions they have encountered that make footpaths impassable. There will be a prize quiz and party food will be served with a donations bar serving wine and soft drinks. Admission is free to members and guest are welcome for £3.

WAR TIME TEA DANCE in aid of the Royal British Legion Women’s Section, Saturday November 15 from 2pm and 5pm in the village hall. There will be a raffle, quiz and sing-a-long. Tickets can be purchased in the Village Shop for the price of 6 guineas.

VILLAGE SHOW SOCIETY AGM will be held on Friday November 14 at 7.30pm. There will be a quiz and a buffet supper on offer at a cost of £5. For further details, please call Jane on 01825 840575.

CHRISTMAS SHOP: Once again the cellar of the Village Shop will be adorned with goodies and treats for the festive period. The doors will open on Tuesday and will follow the shop’s usual opening hours up until Christmas Eve.

TWINNING ASSOCIATION: The association kindly invite you to their Open Evening and AGM on Tuesday November 25 and 7.30pm in the village hall. The event is open to all, past present and would-be twinners. Please come along to get a flavour of what twinning is all about with a slide show of this year’s visit to Juziers near Paris, accompanied by a complimentary glass of wine and light refreshments. Please contact Pat Duke on 01825 841077 or at


CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday, 10.15am Remembrance Service. After the service, wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial. 5.30pm Holy Communion. We will also mark Armistice Day, November 11, with an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at 10.45am particularly thinking of the start of World War One 100 years ago.

MEMORIAL BENCH: The bench, now beautifully renovated by the Royal British Legion (Fletching Branch) that had been dedicated to veterans of WW1 and given to Fletching in 1922, is going to be placed by the church porch, and will be unveiled on Remembrance Sunday. The plan is for all to gather there after the laying of wreaths at the outside War Memorial following the service in church. First Fletching Scout Group will march up to the church porch from the Memorial, and two Scouts will unveil the Bench after a brief few words about it.

THE PARISH COUNCIL will be meeting on Monday at 7pm.

SALMON AND TROUT will be meeting on Thursday at 7pm.

THE YOUTH CLUB meets on Friday November 14 at 7pm.

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 13th November 1914. Earlier Closing – Bishop of Chichester and Soldiers’ Welfare. The Bishop of Chichester writes: Lord Roberts writes a vigorous protest in The Times of today against the pernicious custom of treating our recruits but he omits to call attention to the apparent reluctance of the local licensing authorities in our near the camps to diminish the temptations to drink by closing the public-houses until a late hour in the morning and an early hour in the evening. Unless this is done the threatened deterioration of our young soldiers, together with the terrible increase among the women of drinking in public-houses, must continue. Apparently there is no common action taken even by those in the same locality and circumstances. Why, for instance, in one large town made up of two boroughs should it be possible for one licensing authority to close public-houses at 9.30pm and the other to keep them open until 10pm, although the circumstances of each are similar? Is it not time to make it a rule to close everywhere at 9? The following week the Express reported: At Lewes on Saturday, the Chief Constable of East Sussex (Major Lang) applied to the magistrates for a reduction to the hours of selling for licensed houses. The magistrates made the hours of opening and closing 6am and 10pm except on Saturday and Sunday when the hour for closing will be 9pm.

FAMILY SUPPORT WORK Coffee Morning. Next year FSW will be 125 years old. It has had many names over that time but has never stopped caring for families who need help. Our coffee morning is on Saturday November 15 from 10am to noon. The residents of Fletching and the surrounding villages are fantastic supporters and deserve a great thank you for all you do; so please come to our Coffee Morning. We also need your help with cakes that we can sell and use on the day. Sue Collins 731926.

QUEEN OF HARPS: Catrin Finch, award-winning former Official Harpist to HRH the Prince of Wales, is to return to Fletching for an exclusive solo concert on Saturday December 6. Known for her work within the community and with the younger generation, Catrin is committed to promoting the harp and classical music in general to a new and wider audience. Proceeds from the concert will go to Project Refresh. This will be Catrin’s fourth visit to Fletching. Her earlier concerts quickly sold out and organisers are expecting a high demand again. The concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced at £18, to include a glass of wine and a canapé in the interval, can be obtained from Andrew Wright, 01825 712803 or or (if still available) at the door for £20.

RAINFALL IN OCTOBER: In Piltdown I recorded 137mm of rain in October, slightly below the 16 year average of 114mm.

Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak & Cross in Hand

COMMEMORATIONS: Heathfield’s World War One commemorations continues. On Sunday we have another opportunity to Remember Them when All Saints’ Church, Old Heathfield will lead the Act of Remembrance and respect the two minutes’ silence with the rest of the nation. The service commences at 10.45am and members of the British Legion, including young people from the uniformed organisations in our area, will take part. This will be followed by the laying of the wreaths at the War Memorial in Cade Street. There will also be an opportunity for people to place their own ‘British Legion’ crosses in the memorial garden immediately outside the main church entrance. Another addition for the Sunday will be the new ‘We will remember them’ banner which will hang over the record of those who gave their lives during the Great War. Website

From Colin Saunders FASCOH Chairman 01435 863284.

SOME HOT NEWS from Fascoh. On Monday the installation of Phase 1 of the new heating system will commence at All Saints’ Church, Old Heathfield. This means the church will not be fit for use on the evening of Thursday Topics, so it has been decided to postpone the evening entitled Travels with a Time Lord – the where, when what and who of TV’s Doctor Who. It is hoped that this will be presented early in 2015. Watch out for the date to book your seats for this fascinating evening to be presented by David Guest, a fan for nearly 50 years and who has written for a number of the fan magazines over the years. In 2013 he contributed to two books published to mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who entitled Contact Has Been Made, Volumes 1 and 2.

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, St Richard’s Church, Parish Eucharist with act of remembrance. Tuesday, 1.30pm Toddler Group in the church hall. Wednesday, 10am Holy Communion. Saturday, November 15, 9am Parish Prayers. Advance notice: Saturday November 22, 10am to noon, Christmas Fair in the church hall; 7pm Quiz in the church hall. Tables of six, light refreshments will be served, bring your own drinks. To book a table call Terry on 01435 864198.

U3A: The team preparing the launch of U3A in the Community Centre in Sheepsetting Lane at 2.30pm on Monday, are delighted at the interest shown in the project. The range of interests which have been mentioned has been impressive. The team hope that at the launch meeting volunteers will come forward to form a steering group to take the project to its next stage, its inauguration in January. The guidance of such a steering group will be necessary to ensure that the project, with a prospective membership of 400, meets the interests of the Heathfield population. Enquiries on this project may be addressed to

Isfield & Little Horsted

WATER, WATER: Countryman Jim ‘The Fish’ Smith wants to see resolution to the problem of a permanent mini-flood in Station Road at the entrance to the Recreation Ground. Jim, who is a parish councillor with responsibility for village maintenance and who has lived in Isfield for some 60 of his years, reckons the water, which sometimes spreads halfway or more across the road, is coming from a leak in the water main which serves Station Road and has a branch to the recreation ground pavilion. This week South East Water, the company which supplies water to this area, said it was investigating. ‘A while ago I saw a water inspector there and told him I reckoned it was a mains leak,’ says Jim. But nothing seems to have been done about it. It’s coming out as clear water so I’m sure it’s from the main. In all my years in the village there’s never been a natural spring near there, and if it was coming from a ditch or whatever it would be discoloured. And another thing, this is the wrong time of year for a spring to be pumping out like that. The south-east of England is a water-starved area, and yet all this water is running away. Besides, water like that damages the road surface and can be hazardous to road users.’ Jim, who can often be seen walking the district, collecting rubbish and reporting general maintenance problems, is also concerned about a similar appearance of roadside water at Lodge Wood. ‘These two places definitely need looking at properly and being sorted out,’ says Jim, who is honorary bailiff for the Ouse Angling Preservation Society and has a lifelong association with the Ouse river in Sussex. He is Field Officer for the Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust and his quarterly diary of observations along the river and surrounding countryside can be read online at A spokesman for South East Water said samples of water in the verge at Station Road have been taken and are now being tested. Gary Ford, the company’s leakage detection manager, added: ‘Tackling leakage is something we take very seriously, which is why we invest over £1m every month, of every year, in finding and fixing leaks - even those that are not always visible above ground. If the results conclude that this water does come from one of our pipelines we will carry out further testing to locate the leak on the pipeline and arrange for the main to be repaired.’

FIREWORKS: Just a week to go before Isfield and Little Horsted Bonfire Society’s annual Bonfire Night celebrations. Station Road in Isfield will be closed from 6.15pm to 8pm next Friday (November 14) in readiness for the torchlight procession, boosted by members of other bonfire societies throughout Sussex and a drum band, to set off from the Lavender Line station area. The procession will march to the old mill then back to The Laughing Fish where The Last Post will be sounded before the bonfire is lit and fireworks are set off from 8.15pm in the ICE field behind the pub. When walking back home or to cars, do remember that Station Road will be open to traffic again, so take good care.

PUMPKINS: The splendid display of carved pumpkins at St Michael’s Church in Little Horsted a couple of weekends ago raised around £800 towards the church’s restoration fund.

OLD ISFIELD: Roger Dalling, who was Curate at St Margaret’s Church in Isfield from 1984 to 1999, returned to the village to give one of his fascinating historical talks to the Forget-Me-Not Club. Members heard that our part of the world became inhabited relatively late compared with more western areas of Britain, due in part to the less-favourable climate here and also archaeological conditions. Isfield, he said, has for much of its existence had a population of around 500. The club’s next meeting is on November 12 when members will be able to try their hand at spinning as Carol and Peter Goodman give a presentation on From Sheep to Knitting Wool. The club is intended for those of 55 years and more, and meets on alternate Wednesday afternoons (2.30pm) at Isfield Village Hall.

REMEMBERING: Christian ‘Mitch’ Mitchell, the Curate of Uckfield, will be at St Margaret’s Church in Isfield on Sunday to conduct the Remembrance Day service, starting at 10.55am. Other regular services St Margaret’s, First Sunday of the month, Holy Communion; second, Matins; third, Holy Communion; fourth, Family; fifth, Holy Communion. St Michael’s, Little Horsted, First Sunday, Communion (11am); second, Holy Communion, Book of Common Prayer (8am); third, Family service, (11am); fourth and fifth, Holy Communion, Book of Common Prayer (8am).

SPOOKY: Ashley Madden and Laura Sparshott each won a bottle of champagne for turning up at The Laughing Fish with what were judged to be the scariest adult costumes for Halloween. All children who turned up in fancy dress were treated to free food. The Fish’s Russian Night special menu event will now be held on the evening of November 20.


FOOTPATHS GROUP: Ardingly Reservoir was our meeting place for a 5 mile walk on Sunday October 26. The next walk is on Sunday, Blackboys. Meet at top North Street car park for a prompt 9.30am start.

Mobile Library

THE LIBRARY will be visiting the following areas this week. Tuesday Oakhill Drive, Brede, Broad Oak 3pm to 3.40pm; Reedswood Road, Brede, Broad Oak 3.50pm to 4.15pm.


HEARING BUS: The East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre and Adult Social Care mobile unit for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people will be visiting The Green on Thursday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. The bus is accessible to wheelchair users and representatives will be available to provide individual information and advice on all aspects of hearing loss. For further information please contact East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre, Tel: 01323 722505 (voice/text/fax) e-mail:


MEETING: Uckfield and Lewes Decorative and Fine Arts Society meet at 2.30pm on Wednesday at Uckfield Civic Centre for a talk, Jewellery as an Art Form by Joanna Hardy. New members and guests welcome.

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Uckfield and District Horticultural Society November meeting will be on Monday at 7.30pm at The Ashdown Room, Uckfield Civic Centre at 7.30pm. Lynda Bradford will give a talk and demonstration entitled Decorate Your Home for Christmas. All welcome. Admission £3 for non members. Barry Newman, gave an extremely informative and interesting talk and slide show at our October meeting entitled A Year on the Allotment. He started in October and went through each month for the year. There is no water on his allotment site so he explained how he collects water, the storage etc., and how to use as little water as possible but to obtain really good crops. He uses raised beds, which makes gardening much easier. He uses wood chippings on the paths which suppresses weeds and therefore, there are less unwanted weeds in the beds. Many people use wood to make their raised beds but he used Supercrete which is a light concrete and the slabs can be slotted into one another. He gave us so many tips on how to proprogate, buy in plants, grow on, the varieties to use, when to pick etc. His tips were endless and the talk was delivered in a light hearted manner making the whole lecture enjoyable.


FIRST MAN REMEMBERED Last Saturday, November 1, was the 100th anniversary of Waldron’s first loss in the First World War. It was also 100 years ago that the British suffered their first naval defeat of that war, and the first for over a century before that, since 1812. It was in the southern Pacific Ocean, outside the port of Coronel in Chile. This was part of an important trade route and a German squadron under the command of Admiral von Spee confronted there a squadron of underpowered and rather old British ships under the command of Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock. Outgunned, we rapidly lost HMS Good Hope and then HMS Monmouth. Cradock went down with his ship and 1,600 other men were lost, including Mechanician Frank Russell, a 35-year old married man from Waldron. His wife was pregnant and when their daughter was born she called her Frances Hope, after her father’s ship. The postscript to this story is that five weeks after the defeat at Coronel, the Battle of the Falklands took place and the British took their revenge, sinking four German ships with heavy loss of life.

QUICK TICKETS: If you haven’t yet bought your tickets for the revue Behind the Front it’s almost too late. They are flying out of the Stores at Waldron, and Heathfield Art and Books in the High Street Heathfield. Don’t delay getting yours as they are limited. They are £8 each full price, or £7 for members of the Friends of Waldron Churches. Described as A revue with music for Remembrance Weekend, and revealing little-known history from behind the lines to the Waldron Home Front, the two performances will take place today, Friday November 7 at 7.30pm and tomorrow, Saturday, at 2pm. Both performances will be at All Saints’ Church and there will also be an exhibition of printed images and memorabilia and the launch of a new booklet Waldron and the Great War. There will be a retiring collection for the Royal British Legion’s Every Man Remembered project.

GREAT WAR BOOKLET: Our new publication Waldron and the Great War tells the story of the village during the conflict, through the eyes of some who lived through it, contemporary local newspaper reports and letters from the Western Front. Everyone interested in the history of the village will want to have their own copy. They are available from Friday November 7, price £5 each at performances of the Revue Behind the Front and also at The Stores in Waldron and Heathfield Art and Books in Heathfield. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Waldron Churches.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: Holy Communion at 8am at All Saints’, a Short Holy Communion at 9.30am at St Bartholomew’s and our Remembrance Service at All Saints’ starting at 10.50am. Please note the early start time. This is so that we can read the names of our parish dead from both world wars before the two minutes silence. After the service there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial. This year will be particularly poignant for all those of us who visited the Battlefields last month, and laid crosses at the graves of 16 of our men. Having seen where they fell and where they are commemorated, we feel as if we know those men and their families.

Warbleton & Rushlake Green

BYGONE HEATHFIELD: Tomorrow, Saturday, at the Dunn Village Hall, we will be showing a couple more films by Mr A W Knapman. These were produced in the mid-90s using contemporary video footage, shot by him and old photos, postcards etc and provide a vivid contrast between Heathfield and the surrounding area from about a century ago and the 1990s. Changes are still going on in the area, and it is interesting to see scenes in the 1990s, which have disappeared. The films start at 2.30pm. There will be refreshments served. Tickets are £5 each from The Stores or on 01435 812627, but I am sure if you turn up with fiver in hand you won’t be turned away.

CHURCH SERVICES: This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday when we honour the fallen of two world wars and recent conflicts. The church services start a little earlier, to allow the act of remembrance at 11am. Warbleton Parish Church: 10.45am Morning Worship and children’s Sunday Club. Last Sunday we showed the Shoebox Appeal video. Members of the congregation and friends assemble shoeboxes full of goodies for disadvantaged children around the world as part of Samaritan’s Purse International’s Operation Christmas Child appeal. The deadline for these is Sunday November 16. Leaflets are to be found on the literature table in the church. St John’s Bodle Street: 10.50am Remembrance service. St Giles, Dallington: 10.50am Remembrance Service. Heathfield Chapel: 10.50am Morning worship with Paul Daniels.

HISTORY GROUP: Rudyard Kipling is a name well known for his literary output. On Monday at 7.30pm for 8pm start at the Dunn Village Hall, Ray Broomfield will tell us about Kipling’s Two Homes. Coffee is served prior to the meeting and the bookstall and library are open.

QUIZ EVENING: Warbleton Brass Band is holding a quiz evening next Saturday November 15, 7pm for a 7.30pm start at the Dunn Village Hall. Entry is £5 per person. To book or for more details telephone 01435 813359. The band will give its Concert for Remembrance at Burwash Village hall on Saturday November 25 at 2pm.

VILLAGE PLAYERS: This comic farce is written by Ray Cooney and John Chapman, and will be put on from November 19 to 22. Tickets cost £18.50 to include a three course meal, and are now on sale to the public, via the Village Players website, there is a booking charge. If you haven’t access to the internet, then please contact a committee member for help.

COFFEE RESULT: I have heard from Ann Payne, Coffee and Company organiser, that the recent special event raised £300 for the Surrey, Sussex and Kent Air Ambulance. This vital part of the local emergency services, is a charity relying on fund raising and so this is a very welcome addition to the funds. Thank you everyone. Coffee and Company is held every Thursday at the Osborne House Community Room from 10am to noon, for coffee, and company.