COFFEE MONRING: on Saturday 3 October held at Polegate Community Centre, is hosted by Byways Cat Care. All welcome in the lounge from 10 am to 12 noon.

WALKS :on Saturday 3 October, Autumn Tints, with Marjorie B. meet at Exceat Visitor Centre, 10 am, bus nol. 12 9.43 am Terminus Road, stand J to Seven Sisters Part Centre, finish at 12 noon. 2.5 miles bring own drink leader at start. Or a longer walk Blackberry Time Again with Graham. Meet at Rectory Close, East Hoathly, at church car park 10.05 GR 519161 bus no 54 9.08 Terminus Road stand H. finish 12.45 4.5 miles. Refreshments at Blackberry Farm. Mainly level fields and woods, 11 stiles. Leader on bus.

TRAINS: RUNNING at Polegate Oaks on Sundays, 4 and 18 October. Our Miniature trains are in the William Daily Recreation Ground, Black Path, Polegate. www.padmec.org.uk open from 2pm to 5 pm. We accept party bookings. Donations to ride. Sat Nav nearest post code BN26 5AY. Contact secretary on 07528480371. www.padmec.org.uk

WALK: on Sunday 4 October Around Catsfield, with Pat B. meet at the Avenue, 9.30 am walk starts at Catsfield Village Community Centre. Car park. 10.15 dry lunch, finish 15.00 9 miles fields and woods, some stiles. Leader at start.

POLEGATE PLODDERS: would like more folk to join them running/jogging group please contact Brian Winn on 07765216990 or email brianwinn1@btinternet.com

COPIES OF the book Polegate Past: are now available from Maureen’s Choice, telephone 485971 or email maureencopping@yahoo.co.uk or pick up a copy at Trinity Willingdon Market on Wednesday mornings from 9.30 am to 12 noon. held at Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue, Lower Willingdon.

SPEAKER: now taking bookings for talks on local history. Please contact Maureen on 485971 or email maureencopping@yahoo.co.uk. Reasonable rates.

FRIDAY CRAFT Group: meet every Friday morning at 10 am at Polegate Community Centre. we take part in a variety of crafts crafting comes in many guises, including knitting, crochet, card making, jigsaws, quizzing, the list is endless. Come and have fun. Contact Val Liles on 460336 or Shirley Hannam on 488035.

SOCIAL BINGO: takes place on Monday night in the Henry Twine Hall, at Polegate Community Centre. We have a new caller, Carmen, meeting starts at 7.15 pm. All welcome.

CARPENTER: NEEDED for Polegate Drama Group. Please telephone Jim Dobell on 483082 for more details.

AFTERNOON Meeting: for Eastbourne LocaL History Society meeting on Tuesday 6 October, our speaker is Suntrap of the South, by Alan Hodges. All welcome. Doors open at 130 pm, meeting starts at 2pm, at St Saviours and St Peters Church Hall, South Street, Eastbourne, BN21 4UF

INDOOR BOWLS:Come and play on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 1.30pm to 4.30 pm held at Polegate Community Centre, Windsor Way, Polegate Call our secretary Tony 760846 for info, or just pop along. It’s for all ages, we meet at Polegate Community Centre.

COFFEE MORNING: on Saturday 10 October at Polegate Community Centre, 54 Windsor Way, Polegate, BN26 6QF is hosted by Pre-School Playgroup. All welcome in the lounge from 10 am to 12 noon.

ART EXHIBITION :on Saturday 10 October presented by Polegate Sketching and Painting Group, in the Henry Twine Hall from 9.30 am to 1;m. all welcome. At

POLEGATE COMMUNIY Association :are holding a fund raising, indoor boot fair, able sale, commencing on Sunday 11 October, held at Polegate Community Centre, 54 Windsor Way, Polegate. From 10 am to 2pm. Tables cost £7. Set up is at 8.30 am. To book a table please contact Pat on 489687. There will be held on a monthly basis.

ANNUAL MILLS: talk by Peter Hill on Sunday 11 October, held at Polegate Windmill the mill is open from 2pm to 5 pm.

MEN’S SOCIETY: next meeting at St Johns Church, High Street, Polegate,on Monday 12 October our speaker for the afternoon is Petrina Mayson on Now Charity Furniture Now. Tea from 2.30 pm meeting starts at 3 pm. Our coffee mornings are on the 2nd Friday of the month at St Johns Church Hall, from 10 am to 11.30 am.

URGENTLY: REQUIRED more stall holders who sell produce, crafts and other stallholders at Trinity Community Market, held on Wednesday mornings at Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue, Lower Willingdon. From 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. There is no charge to visit the market. Present stalls include card making materials, greetings cards, new local history books, knitted silk scarfs, knitted baby jackets. Refreshments and light lunches. We hold a weekly raffle for local charities. . This weeks raffle is in aid of Eastbourne Fire Service. If you would like to book a stall contact Wendy on 489002 email wendyandterrybrown@gmail.com

POLEGATE AND Willingdon Local History Society :next meeting is on Friday 16 October when we will hear the story of Edith Cavel. Doors open at 6.30 pm, visitors welcome. Meeting starts at 7 pm. More info from Margaret on 484293.

Please: send me a list of your coming events to be included in this column, at least two weeks ahead of the event. Email maureencopping@yahoo.co.ui or telephone 485971.

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