Plumpton news
Plumpton news

SAYERS COMMON WALK: (Four miles) through peaceful, largely arable farmland around Sayers Common, and including The All England Jumping Course at Hickstead, takes place on Sunday. Meet members of the Footpath Society at Sayers Common Church in Oakhurst (Map Ref: 269 186) ready to start walking at 2pm. For more details call Margaret Land and Ann Kelly on 01273 890125.

NADFAS: Newick and District NADFAS meet at the village hall on Tuesday at 2.15pm. The lecture is titled Power, Propaganda and Men in Tights. In Tudor times portraiture dominated the period, works by artists such as Holbein illustrated the great monarchs and personalities of this turbulent age. It was not just the sitter who was portrayed but through his dress and the objects around him, which often were symbols as well, the painter could reveal much more. A lute with a broken string pointing to the discord and division of the church, a sundial the exact time and date, and a distorted skull fairly obviously death, history itself is hidden in the very brush strokes. The lecturer Linda Smith is a very well-known lecturer and a guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern and the Dulwich Gallery. Interested? Then do go along, £7 on the door for non-members with tea and biscuits afterwards. For further information contact the membership secretary, Ann McNorvell, on 01825 721458 or at

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: Meet at the village hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm for their AGM. This will be followed by a talk on the Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance by Lucy Waterson. The competition is a motto for next year. New members are always welcome. For more details about the group call Val Thompsett on 01273 891256.

JUMBLE SALE: To raise funds for the village hall takes place on Saturday October 14 at the hall. Donations of jumble will be much appreciated apart from videos as these no longer sell. 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.

FLOWER CLUB: Meet at the village hall on Wednesday October 18 at 7.30pm. The demonstration will be by Christine Nash and the theme Blooming Marvellous. Visitors are most welcome at a cost of £2.50 at the door. There is always a raffle giving a chance to win one of the demonstrators’ arrangements. For more details call Gill Wells on 01273 890561.

AGM: Footpath Society AGM takes place at the Sports Pavilion on Friday October 20 at 7pm for 7.30pm.

FOUR MILE WALK: With fine views across the Adur, which will be relatively easy, is on Saturday October 21. Meet members of the Footpath Society at the car park in the centre of Bramber (Map Ref: 188 106) ready to start walking at 10.30am. There is the possibility of lunch afterwards. For more information call Gill and Geoff Gamble on 01273 891218 or 07719540121.

JUMBLE SALE: Takes place on Saturday October 28 at the village hall, to raise funds for the Flower Club. This is the last opportunity this year to have a good clear out and take jumble to the village hall. Donations of jumble will be much appreciated apart from videos as these no longer sell; 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.

PLUMPTON FESTIVE FAIR 2017: The Festive Fair, in support of St Peter and St James Hospice, takes place at the village hall on Saturday November 25 from noon till 4.30pm. There will be lots of stalls, a raffle, tombola, children’s games, crafts and consumables. Also Father Christmas from 2pm. Entry is 50p, children under 14 years free. Get your Christmas shopping done early and help support the local Hospice. If you would like to sell your products at the Fair please contact Terry Thompsett on 01273 891256 or via

CHOOSING A PRIMARY SCHOOL?: Choosing a school for your child is so important and Plumpton Primary School is Ofsted Rated ‘Good in Every Area’ June 2017. Plumpton Primary School offers a small class, individual support for children as they transition from nursery to school life and the opportunity to receive a primary education that encourages a lifetime love of learning and memories of a school life that will stay with them long after they leave. The school has two open days, next month, giving you an opportunity to see the school and learn about their exciting plans for the future. You are welcome to join the open days on Wednesday November 22 from 9.30am to 11.30am and Wednesday November 29 from 1.15pm to 2.30pm when Stewart James, the Executive Head Teacher, looks forward to showing you around this fantastic school. Please call on 01273 890338 to register your interest in attending the open day. If you cannot make these open days please call and make an appointment for a separate visit. They look forward to seeing you.

VOLUNTARY DRIVING SCHEME: Lifts are available in Plumpton and East Chiltington and need to be booked in advance by calling Gill on 01273 890055 or Jackie on 07855213947. More drivers are always welcome; if you would like to assist with the Voluntary Driving Scheme the organisers would be pleased to hear from you. Do call Gill for an informal chat and an information pack.