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

CHRISTMAS GALA: Tomorrow, Saturday, at 2.30pm, Trinity Church, Coppice Avenue, Lower Willingdon. A performance by the Downland Singers and Wealden Brass. Programmes are £5 available at the door, Wealden Brass or in advance by telephoning 484189. Refreshments during interval.

SANTA SPECIALS: Trains running at Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells West Station on weekends, December 5, 6, 12, 13 and 19 to 24. High Weald dining train on December 19. Telephone 01892 537715 to book your seats at www.spavaleyralway.co.uk Also running trains on December 26 to 28 and January 1. There will also be an extra special High Weald Belle service on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a five course meal, drinks and fireworks to see in the New Year. Please see website for details.

PANTOMIME: Book now for Polegate Pantomime, Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood, taking place from January 16 to 24. Box office now open, tickets available on line or call 483348. New for 2016 the family tickets only £30 for two adults and two children. Adults £10, children and students £6. Performance taking place at Polegate Community Centre, Henty Twine Hall.

COFFEE MORNING: The coffee morning tomorrow, Saturday, at Polegate Community Centre is hosted by Social Bingo Section. All welcome in the lounge from 10am to noon.

CONSERVATIVES: Christmas Craft Fair at Polegate Community Centre tomorrow, Saturday, from 2pm to 6pm. All welcome.

WALKS: Tomorrow, Saturday, A Walk on the Wild Side, 4.5 miles with Diana. Meet at Co-Op, Albert Parade, Odd Town 10am, frequent buses, 1 and 1A. Refreshments from leader at end. Or a longer walk brisk pace Butts, Bottoms and Brows, 7.5 miles with Margaret and Brigette. Meet at Butts Brow carp park, 9.30am GR 579017. Or, Whitebread Hollow A December Extra, 2.5 miles with Marjorie B. Meet at foot of Beachy Head, Bede’s School 9.50am bus 3A 9.40am Terminus Road stand H to Bede’s School. Leader at start. On December 9, Devilishly good walk, 9.5 miles with Bob B. Meet at The Avenue 9am, walk starts car park on Devils Dyke Road just past Golf Farm 10am, GR 273093, dry lunch Poynings Village.

BOOT FAIR: Polegate Community Association fundraising indoor boot fair table sale on Sunday from 10am to 2pm, set up time 8.30pm. £7 per table, refreshments. To book a stall contact Pat on 489687.

POLEGATE DRAMA: The group’s AGM will be held on Monday at 8pm in the lounge at Polegate Community Centre. After the ad loss of Adrian Leach we are still looking for help in set construction and especially carpentry skills. We also need to find a new treasurer for the group. We are always looking for new acting members of the group and especially the younger members. If you can offer any help, or can pass the word around please contact Jim Dobell on 483082.

MEN’S SOCIETY: The society hold a coffee morning on the second Friday of each month at St Johns Church Hall, from 10am to 11.30am. All welcome.

COFFEE MORNING 2: A coffee morning will be held on Thursday 10 at the British Queen, Lower Willingdon. This is in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity and there will be a raffle and Fire Fighters charity stall. Tea, coffee and cake £1.50. From 10 am to noon. Further info from Richard Broady, charity fundraiser 07881658273, email RBroady@firefighterscharity.org.uk

LATE SHOPPING: Late night shopping at Lower Willingdon Triangle, on Thursday when shops open till 9pm. Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue is open from 6pm to 9pm for many stalls from the local market, light snacks being served. Father Christmas will be visiting the Library. The Scout Kingfisher band will be playing Christmas Carols. Mince pies, hog roast, come and join the fun. www.Trinagletraders.co.uk

ST AIDAN’S PRAISE: The singers are performing on the Gift by Graham Kendrick on Saturday December 12 at Broadway United Church, the Broadway, Lindfield Road, Hampden Park. Refreshments after the performance which is at 2pm. Contact Mick Mulley on mjmulley@gmail.com

SUSSEX STRINGS: Gave a grand performance of classical music pieces to a large audience at Trinity Church recently. The programme included works by Gustav Holts with St Paul’s Suite, followed by Bethlehem Down by Peter Warlock. A selection of songs sung by Helen Bruce included I know that my Redeemer Liveth by Handel, followed by the Welsh song Y Gylfinir – the Curloew, a traditional piece My Love is like a Red Red Rose, and My Wedding by Jonathan Dove. Next followed a new piece by local composter Paul Lewis, who was inspired to write this piece of music whilst walking along the Pevensey Levels. On Pevensey Levels, one could feel the wind blowing over the levels, hear the birds sing, and was transported by the peace and solitude of the levels. Finally playing Suite for Sings by John Rutter. Which was followed by an encore of Scottish songs. Thus bringing an end to a very pleasant afternoon. The Strings ensemble were directed by Simon Smith. A Charity concert in aid of the Children’s Respite Trust. For more info about the orchestra or would like to join them please email sussexstrings@hotmail.co.uk or check out website www.sussexstrings.btck.co.uk

CONCENTUS SINGS: Christmas, Modern and Traditional Seasonal Favourites, on Saturday December 12 at 4pm at St Leonard’s Parish Church, Church Street, Seaford, and Saturday December 19 at 4 pm at St Saviour’s Church, South Street, Eastbourne. Tickets £10 under 16s £5 at both events. Tickets available from the door, box office Newberry Tully Estate Agents, 53 Church Street, Seaford and Semantics, 33 Grove Road, Eastbourne, Eastbourne Tourist Office or telephone 643358, www.concentus-sings.com and www.concentus.ticketsource.com.

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