Plumpton news
Plumpton news

PARISH CLERK: Plumpton Parish Council is looking to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Offer with the drive, determination and organisational skills to manage a varied workload including the Plumpton Neighbourhood plan process. In addition to managing the day-to-day work of the parish council, the post holder will work closely with councillors to plan and implement the aims and objectives of the council. The ideal applicant will have financial and administrative experience, the ability to deliver projects on time within budget and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for working with residents and local organisations. In the role you will work from home and attend evening meetings, a total of 17 hours per week, £11.55 per hour plus pension. For an information pack visit or contact Trevor Leggo on 01273 830202 or 07825 506649 or The closing date for applications is today, Friday. Interviews are expected during the week commencing March 27.

JUMBLE SALE: To raise funds for the Honeybees Preschool will be at the village hall on Saturday March 25. Donations of jumble will be much appreciated; please take jumble to the hall from 9am to midday. The sale starts at 2pm. Do go along as there are sure to be lots of bargains, tombola and refreshments.

RACE DAY: Injured Jockeys’ Fund Raceday at Plumpton Racecourse is on March 27. Gates open at midday with the first race at 2pm and the last race at 5.05pm. Tickets can be purchased on the day for £18. Take advantage of discounted ticket prices by booking in advance at Receive a discount of £3 per person off the gate price of £18 for parties of less than 10 and £5 per person for parties of 10 or more. No booking fees apply and your tickets will be delivered to your door. Advance sales close midday on Wednesday March 22.

FOOTPATH SOCIETY: Five mile walk, on Sunday March 26, starts at 2pm at Red House Common car park (Map Ref: 392 217). The walk will include Grassington Farm, Mill Lane, Rotherfield Wood, Sheffield Bridge and Waspbourne Farm. For more details call Diane Ellis on 01825 72371 or 07990710521.

TALK: Organised by the Footpath Society, is at the village hall on Wednesday March 29 at 2pm for 2.30pm. The speaker will be Ian Everest on the subject ‘Shepherds of the South Downs’.

BIRLING GAP: Seven mile walk is on Wednesday April 5. Meet members of the Footpath Society at Birling Gap (Map Ref: 558 962) for a downland walk, with lunch at Beachy Head Inn, and return to Birling Gap along cliffs. For more details call Bernie Kempton on 01825 722649 or 0799071052.

CIRCULAR WALK: (4 to 4.5 miles) followed by cream tea takes place on Saturday April 8. Meet members of the Footpath Society at 2 Strawlands Plumpton Green (Map Ref: 324 239) to start the walk at 2pm. For more details call Jo Taylor on 01273 890450 or 07870142108. TALK: The Gleaming Spires of London is the subject of the Newick and District Decorative and Fine Art Society meeting at the village hall on Tuesday April 11 at 2.15pm. The lecturer for this month is Ian Swankie a professional tour guide and lecturer in London. Ian spent 25 years in London’s financial markets without ever looking out of his window at the wonderful city around him. Now he guides in both Tate Galleries as well as running his own tours. London boasts an extraordinary range of architecture and its history can be discovered through its buildings. Starting at the Norman Conquest and the White Tower and finishing over 900 years later with the Shard, the Walkie-Talkie and the Cheesegrater you will also be taken to some surprising private residences. Ian has a fascination for information that is quirky, absurd or humorous which is why people tend to remember his lectures and tours. The talk will as usual be accompanied by a superb digital presentation. Visitors are always most welcome, £7 on the door with tea and biscuits afterwards and a chance to talk to the speaker. If you require any further information please contact Marjorie Blunden on 01825 723250.

WOODINGDEAN: All are welcome to join members of the Footpath Society for a six mile walk across undulating terrain at Woodingdean, including the medieval drove road, on Sunday April 23. Meet ready to start the walk at 2pm at the car park off Falmer Road, Woodingdean (Map Ref: 356 064). For more details call Sue and Robin Akers on 01273 891701 or 07775423361.

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