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 December 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, 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.

WALKS: Tomorrow, Saturday, Vines Cross Return, 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. On Friday January 1, New Year’s Day Wander, 4 miles with Graham. Arrange own pick up from the Avenue, Eastbourne, 9.34am meet Alfriston long stay car park. Lunch in Memorial Hall. Bring own picnic. Hot soup, sweets, tea and coffee available. Or New Year’s Day alternative Alfriston Walk, 5.5 miles with John and Marion. Meet at the Avenue 9.46am, walk starts at Alfriston long stay car park 10.15am GR 521032. On January 2 Down and Haven Views, 5 miles with Colin W. Meet at Exceat Visitor Centre 10am. GR 519995 bus 12X, 9.33am Terminus Road Stand J. Or a longer walk, Linear Ups and Downs, 9 miles with Clare K. Meet Terminus Road stand J for 9.13am bus no 12. Walk starts at Seven Sisters Visitor Centre at 9.30am, GR 519995. Optional afternoon walk, contact leader if interested.

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. The new cycle path on Saturday January 9, 2.5 miles with Catherine R. bus no 512, 9.48am Terminus Road stand D to Ringwood Road, the first stop as you turn into Ringwood Road from St Philips Avenue. Arrive 9.55am. Prince’s Park café coffee stop. Stroll can be finished at Princes Park or walk back. Leader at start.

MEN’S SOCIETY: The society meet on January 11 when our speaker is Canon Michael Cole on New Year talk. All welcome at St Johns Church with tea from 2.30pm, meeting starts at 3pm. At our meeting on January 26 our speaker is Ben Pratt on Bee Keeping. More info from Clifford 486638.

BURNS NIGHT: January 26 with Polegate Wine and Social Club. More details nearer the time.

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