JUMBLE SALE: Takes place at the village hall tomorrow, Saturday, at 2pm to raise funds for the Tennis Club. Donations of jumble will be much appreciated. Please take donations of jumble and cakes to the hall from 9am to midday. There will be a tombola, toys, books, clothes, bric-a-brac, cakes and much more. There will be lots to rummage through so do go along, you may well find a bargain. Entrance costs 50p, with children free.
ARLINGTON RESERVOIR: Arlington Reservoir lay-by or car park (Map Ref 529 065) is the start, at 10.30am, of the Footpath Society walk on Wednesday. Berwick Station, Selmeston, Chalvington (lunch) and Cobb Court will be included. For more details call Bernie Kempton on 01825 722649 or 07791 247025.
ATTENTION GARDENERS: Spring has arrived very early this year and there are flowers everywhere. Hopefully there will still be some when Plumpton and District Horticultural Society holds their Spring Show, at the village hall, on Saturday April 6 at 2pm. For a show schedule, detailing the classes, please call Gill Stewart-Brown on 01273 890572. The classes include flowers, vegetables, crafts and cookery. Do enter a class or two; entries only cost a few pence. The Show is open to everyone members, children and non-members so do take along your flowers, pot plants etc. and help make it a colourful show. Entries need to be there by 9.30am and stewards will be on hand to help if you are a beginner and not sure what to do. To learn more and see the flowers, crafts and produce on display do go along at 2pm. There will be refreshments, pick a lucky number and a tombola. Entry costs 50p, children free.
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: Meet at the village hall on Wednesday April 10 at 7.30pm. Visitors and new members are always welcome and to find out more call Sue Walton on 01273 891827.
SPRING FLOWER WALK: Led by Reg Lanaway, a local expert in flora and fauna, takes place on Sunday April 28 at 2.30pm. Meet at Plumpton Equestrian Centre ready to start walking at 2.30pm. Please wear suitable footwear as the paths may be muddy. The cost is £5 per person (under 14s free) which includes scones, cream and jam at The Half Moon, Plumpton, after the walk (about 4.20pm). The walk is being organised by Plumpton St Peter & St James Hospice Support Group and thanks go to Plumpton College for allowing parking at their Equestrian Centre. For more details call Sue on 01273 891701.
PLUMPTON CIRCULAR WALK: (About four miles) with the Footpath Society is on Saturday April 6. Meet members at 2 Strawlands, Plumpton Green (Map Ref: 324 239) ready to start walking at 2pm The walk will be followed by a cream tea. For more details call Jo Taylor on 01273 890450. MALLING NATURE RESERVE: To Ringmer, about nine miles, is the Footpath Society’s walk on Sunday April 14. Meet at Phoenix Causeway (Map Ref: 402 103) ready to start walking at 10.30am. There is the option of lunch at the Green Man or perhaps a picnic. The route back to Lewes will be via Lower Stoneham. For more details call Sandy Washer on 01273 477336.
FLOWER CLUB: Meet at the village hall on Wednesday April 17 at 7pm for their AGM. This will be followed by a demonstration. Visitors are most welcome and the cost is £3. There is always a raffle giving a chance to win one of the demonstrators’ arrangements. For more details call Gill Wells on 01273 890561.
PLANT STALL: The Charity Plant Stall at Bryndon, Station Road, Plumpton Green, is open again with a selection of quality plants for your garden, which will vary as the year progresses. Currently there are daffodils and grape hyacinths, that can then be naturalised in the garden when finished flowering. Also there are some pocket money plants especially suitable for Mother’s Day. They look forward to your support again this year.