HORSTED KEYNES WALK: (Four miles) tomorrow, Saturday, starts at 2pm. Meet members of the Footpath Society at Horsted Keynes Village carpark (Map Ref: 384 282). For more details call Diane Ellis on 01825723716.

BARN DANCE: With the Touchstone Barn Dance Band is taking place at the village hall tomorrow, Saturday, from 7pm to 10.30pm. The evening will be led by Mark and Val Orchin and raise funds for Wivelsfield Church. All ages are welcome to this fun evening. Tickets cost £10, to include a Ploughman’s Supper, are available from Paula Wood on 01444 471242.

ZUMBA: With Lucy takes place every Wednesday at the Scout Headquarters from 7pm to 7.45pm. It is a fun, friendly class suitable for all abilities. Classes are £5 pay as you go with a weekly raffle to win a free class. No need to pre-book you can just arrive and join in. For more information contact Lucy at

FLOWER CLUB: Meet at the village hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm. The demonstrator will be Gill Homer and the subject Christmas Creations. Visitors are most welcome at a cost of £3 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: Horticultural Society are holding their Annual General Meeting and Social Evening at the village hall on Friday November 23 at 7.30pm. All members and non-members are welcome to the AGM and to enjoy a slide show of local countryside views by Reg Lanaway afterwards. Refreshments will be provided.

FESTIVE FAIR: Organised by the Plumpton Support Group for St Peter and St James Hospice will be at the village hall on Saturday November 24, from midday until 4.30pm, and all the money raised goes to help support the hospice. This has now become a well-established event on the village calendar and in the past has been very well supported by residents and shoppers from further afield. There will be a good selection of stalls selling crafts, gifts and festive fare, along with children’s games, refreshments and a tombola. Also a Grand Raffle with numerous lovely prizes including a first prize of £100 cash. The organisers are assured that Father Christmas has the date in his busy schedule and will be at the Fair from 2pm. Get your Christmas shopping done early, there will be lots of gifts to choose from, and help support our local Hospice. Admission costs £1 for over 14 year olds. For more information please contact Terry Thompsett on 01273 891256 or via

OVER 60’S PARTY: Takes place on Saturday December 8 at the village hall from 2pm to 6pm. Plumpton Scout Group are again sponsoring this event and hope to have your support for this enjoyable afternoon. Excellent entertainment has been booked and you will again be able to enjoy a delicious tea, including Christmas cake and a glass of sherry. Father Christmas will also be visiting. This will be a special festive afternoon and everyone in the village aged 60 years plus is invited to attend. If you need transport please call Rod on 01273 890410.

LEWES HISTORY WALK: With the Footpath Society, starts at Phoenix Car Park, Lewes (Map. Ref. 420 103) at 2pm on Sunday December 2. The walk will take about two hours (depending on weather) and more details are available from Bernie Kempton on 01825 722649 or 07791247025.

WI: Women’s Institute meet on Wednesday December 12 at 7.30pm. Visitors and new members are always welcome, so do go along. For more information call Val Thompsett on 01273 891256.

SHORTGATE: Circular walk (six miles) with the Footpath Society is on Wednesday December 5 starting at 10.30am. It will be a fairly level walk with quite a few stiles and the field and woodland paths may well be muddy. Lunch will be about halfway round at Café Raystede. Meet at the lay-by adjacent to The Bluebell Inn/Wok Inn, Shortgate three miles north-east of Ringmer on B2192 (Map Ref: 494 151). For more details call John and Judy Lawrenson on 01273 472277 or 07815521068.

CHRISTMAS CARDS: St Peter and St James Hospice Christmas cards can be purchased from Gill Gamble, in Westgate, Plumpton Green. To make arrangements call Gill on 01273 891218.

JUMBLE SALE: At the village hall on Saturday January 5 at 2pm to raise funds for the Bowls Club. There will be cakes, a tombola, toys, books, clothes, bric-a-brac and much more. There will be lots to rummage through so do go along, you may well find a bargain. 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.