A BIG THANK YOU: To the families who organized the Christmas Day lunch at the old school house, Church Street, Willingdon. Twenty of us sat down to a smashing meal, nicely decorated table and party games. We all had a very good time, also made some new friends. See you next year? Maureen Copping.

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

STROLL: The new cycle path tomorrow, Saturday, 2.5 miles with Catherine R. Bus 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. Coffee at Catherine’s. Leader at start.

WALKS: Tomorrow, Saturday, Rough Seas, Smooth Footage, 4.5 miles with Pat and Richard W. Meet at Little common roundabout 10am GR 715079 bus 99 at 9.23am outside Nat West Bank, Cornfield Road. Level walking. On Sunday, More Ups than Downs 9 to 13 miles with Clarke K. Meet bus 12, 12A at 9.46am Terminus Road to Seven Sisters Visitors Park, where walk starts at 10.15am, GR 519995. Optional tea at Eastbourne Golf Course. Drop out points at 4.5 miles and 9 miles. Hilly. On Wednesday, 11 miles with Bob B, Target Practice. Meet at the Avenue 9am, walk starts at Satldean Lido Car par, 9.45am GR 381021, bus 12, 8.43am Terminus Road, alight at Saltdean Lido. Leader at start.

COFFEE MORNINGS: At Polegate Community Centre, Windsor Way. Please call in and look at events board or telephone 482434.

MEN’S SOCIETY: At the meeting on January 11 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 the speaker is Ben Pratt on Bee Keeping. More info from Clifford 486638.

COFFEE MORNING: The coffee morning on Thursday at the British Queen, The Triangle, Lower Willingdon from 10am to noon, is in aid of a different charity every month. A cup of tea or coffee and cake is £1.50, raffle, bring and buy, bookstall. Come along and have a chat. Telephone 484166.

TRINITY DINERS: The next meal is on Friday January 15 at noon. To book your place please telephone Jennie 484189 Email secretary@trinitylep.plus.com

LOCAL HISTORY: Polegate and Willingdon Local History Society meet on Friday evening January 15. Our speaker is Alan Wenham on Eastbourne’s East End. All welcome at St Johns Church Hall, High Street. Doors open at 6.30pm, meeting starts at 7pm.

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.

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

TRINITY COMMUNITY MARKET: Is now closed for the winter, we will be back again in March.

WANTED: Info on Miss A E Towers of Portsdown Manor, formerly Marshams and Danns Farm, Lower Willingdon or of any folk that worked for her, or their descendants. I am trying to find out more about this lady who dedicated a foundation stone at the Salvation Army Hall, in Old town, Eastbourne. What kind of person was she? maureencopping@yahoo.co.uk as the email in her note does not work or telephone 485971.

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

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