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

SANTA SPECIALS: Trains running at Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells West Station on weekends, December 12 and 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, 27, and 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.

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.

MEN’S SOCIETY: Coffee morning held on the second Friday of each month at St Johns Church Hall, from 10am to 11.30am. All welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: Tomorrow, Saturday, at Polegate Community Centre is hosted by Polegate Gardner’s Society. All welcome in the lounge from 10am to noon. On Saturday 19 December 19 the coffee morning is hosted by Building Fund. All welcome in the lounge from 10am to noon. Free mince pies, homemade preserves, bric-a-brac, raffle, jigsaws, books. Do come and join us.

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

WALKS: Tomorrow, Saturday, with Marjorie B. Christmas Cheer. Meet at the Pier 10.45am to do a short stroll to Langham Hotel to join Graham for coffee and biscuits at 11.15am. See main programme for details. Or telephone Marjorie 648623. On Sunday, Eastbourne YHA to Newhaven with Clare K. Meet bus 12, 9.16am Terminus Road, to YHA stop where walk starts at 9.30am. Drop out points at East Dean, Friston. Dry lunch at East Dean. Extended walk towards Newhaven, depending on the weather. Could be muddy. On Wednesday, Tiger spotting on the Downs, 5 miles with Graham T. Meet bus 12X, 9.33am Terminus Road to East Dean car park at 10am. Vines Cross Return on December 19, 5 miles with Mavis M. Meet at Horam Car Park 10.15am bus 51, 9.23am Terminus Road stop H. Refreshments at Brewers Arms. Flat walking fields and 10 stiles. Return bus 12.49pm or 1.19pm. Or brisk pace to Caburn, 7 miles with Clare. Meet at Glynde village car park 10am GR 457088. Public house option. The 9.35am train from Eastbourne arrives 9.53am car park us 5 min walk from the station. Optional afternoon walk if folk are interested. On December 26, Just Dancing with limited public transport available. Please join us in the dancing at the bandstand. See local press for details. On Sunday December 27, Twixmas, 9 miles with Clare K. Meet bus 12 at 9.16am Terminus Road, to South Downs Way, Eastbourne Golf Club where walk starts at 9.30am, dry lunch East Dean, public house or café. Drop out point after 6 miles.

NEW BOOK: Now being reviewed, Windmills of Sussex by Derek Nicholas. Please contact Maureen for more info maureencopping@yahoo.co.uk or telephone 01323 485971 www.maureenschoice.co.uk

GETTTING READY: For Christmas. Our last meeting for this year will be Wednesday. Come and visit our stall holders, and what’s more where are the people? More stall holders required who sell produce, crafts and other stallholders at Trinity Community Market, held on Wednesday mornings at Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue, Lower Willingdon. From 9am to 12.30pm. There is no charge to visit the market. Present stalls include card making materials, greetings cards, Christmas cards, new local history books, including books on Polegate and Eastbourne, knitted silk scarfs, knitted baby jackets. Christmas cards now available. Refreshments and light lunches. We hold a weekly raffle for local charities. If you would like to book a stall contact Wendy on 489002 email wendyandterrybrown@gmail.com

SOCIAL BINGO: Last session for this year is on Monday in Polegate Community Centre. With the usual large raffle. We will continue again next year on Monday January 11.

WANTED: Info on Miss Towers of Portsdown Manor, Lower Willingdon and would Irene Woodgate please email me on maureencopping@yahoo.co.uk as the email in her note does not work. Or telephone 485971.

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