Plumpton news
Plumpton news

JUMBLE SALE: In aid of the tennis club takes place at the village hall tomorrow, Saturday. Please take jumble donations to the hall from 9am to midday and do go along at 2pm, there are sure to be lots of bargains. Along with jumble there will be a tombola, refreshments, good as new items, bric-a-brac, books, toys, clothes and linen.

FOUR MILE CIRCULAR WALK: With the Footpath Society, starts at the village hall (Map Ref: 362 165) on Sunday at 2pm. For more information contact the walk leader Jo Taylor on 01273 890450 or 07870142108.

LEE DUYVESTEYN: Will be speaking about her bees at the Women’s Institute meeting, at the village hall, on Wednesday starting at 7.30pm. Visitors are always welcome.

FLOWER BORDERS: At the village hall, are to have a make-over on Sunday September 18. The aim of this work party, organised by the village hall committee, is to start clearing the borders around the village hall in preparation for re-planting and making the area look more attractive. Most of the shrubs were planted when the hall was built 20 years ago and now need replacing or pruning. The parish council have pledged to support this project by providing £100 per quarter. Notcutts have also agreed to provide sponsorship for plants. The work party will start at 10am and there will be no real finish time, just whatever time you can spare. Take your own tools (such as fork, spade, loppers and secateurs) with you. Please contact Sue Akers on 01273 891701, or by email, if you able to help. It is hoped that lots of people will get involved with this project and make it enjoyable to do.

IN THE SHADE: Is the title of Carollynne Meer’s demonstration at the Flower Club meeting on Wednesday September 21, at the village hall at 7.30pm. The cost at the door is 50p for members and £2.50 for visitors who are very welcome.

FOOTPATH SOCIETY WALK: On Wednesday October 5 start at 10.15am at Shipley car park (Belloc’s Mill) Map Ref: 144 218. The walk will include Knepp Castle ruins and lunch at Wyevale Garden Centre. For more information call the walk leaders Gerry and Brenda Arnold on 01444 241463 or 07790218390.

BOWLS CLUB: Invites you to a free taster session on Sunday October 9, at the village hall, from 9.30am till noon. Do go along and give short mat bowls a try, meet members and enjoy a cup of coffee and biscuits. All ages will be made welcome. Equipment (bowls etc.) will be provided; you just need flat shoes or slippers. Members will be only too pleased to show you the basic rules and let you have a go. The club meets every Thursday evening, during the season, from September to April. They have club competitions, play friendly matches and in the Wealden League. In addition club members enjoy social events. For more information contact Malcolm Beard on 01273 890826 or just turn up on Sunday October 9 and enjoy the taster session.

BLUEBELL RAILWAY WALK: With the Footpath Society is on Sunday October 9 at 2.30pm. Meet at Horsted Keynes village car park Map Ref: TQ 384 282 for a 6 mile walk including Broadhurst Manor, Hurstwood Lane, Tanyard Farm and the Bluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes station. For more details call the walk leader Diane Ellis on 01825 723716 or 07990710521.

TALK: Art and Life of Johann Zoffany is the subject of the Newick and District Decorative and Fine Art Society meeting at the village hall on Tuesday October 11. Johann Zoffany’ was a portrait painter in the 18th Century and tended to paint his subjects in quite absurd situations as was fashionable at the time. The talk will be accompanied by superb digital illustrations. New members are very welcome and membership details are available from Marjorie Blunden on 01825 723250. Visitors are also welcome, £7 on the door; but you do miss out on the benefits that being a member brings which includes special visits and a lovely lunch in November. FESTIVE FAIR: in support of St Peter and St James Hospice will be held on Saturday November 26, at the village hall, from midday till 4pm. Plans are well underway and the organisers would love to hear from anyone who would like to have a stall. If you would like one please contact Terry Thompsett 01273891256 or

AUTUMN SHOW: Plumpton and District Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show will be at the village hall on Saturday September 17 at 2pm. As well as displays of locally grown flowers and vegetables there will be cookery, crafts and homemade wine. Also a tombola and refreshments. Admission is 50p, children free. Please support this traditional local event as entries seem to be declining year on year. They need your support by either going along to view the exhibits or by entering some of your own flowers or vegetables, so please go along and have a go or see the display of flowers and vegetables. Entries cost only a few pence and you might even win. It is not really about winning it is all about having a go and taking part otherwise this society may not exist for much longer. If you can enter something that would be fantastic; entries should be at the hall before 9.30am on the day. If you need any assistance show stewards will be on hand to help and give advice. For more information or a show schedule email info@plumpton or or call Tim Parmenter on 01273 891881.

ASSISTANCE WITH SCOUTS: Due to injury and unavailability Plumpton Scouts are in urgent need of someone to help out with the Troop in the coming term. If you feel you could help out in any way please contact Rod Hills on 01273 890410, mobile 07407707101 or email

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