THIS COLUMN: Is there anyone who would like to take over this column from me please? Contact Maureen on 485971 for more details.

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

CLEANER WANTED: We are still looking for a part time cleaner to fill in when our regular cleaners are away. Apply at the Centre Office or telephone482434 for more information.

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

WALKS: Tomorrow, Saturday, In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, 4.5 miles with Graham T. Meet at East Dean car park, bus 12X 9.33am Terminus Road stand J. Refreshments at Birling Gap. Two climbs with views, no stiles. Or, Downs and Forest Circular a brisk pace 9 miles with Colin W. Walk starts at Butts Lane, car park 9.30am GR 579017. Bus 98 from Eastbourne stand H to Church Street, Willingdon then walk up to Butts Lane at start. On Wednesday, Seaford’s Best View, 4 miles with Angela F. Meet at the Avenue 9.30am walk starts at South Hill Barn, Seaford, 10am GR 505930. Dry lunch.

MEN’S SOCIETY: The next meeting is on Monday February 8 when our speaker is Rev David Maddox with a Lenten message. Held at St Johns Church, Polegate from 3pm, tea at 2.30pm. Coffee morning held on the second Friday of the month at 10am to 11.30pm.

VALENTINE’S DAY: Luncheon service, book a special trip at the Spa Valley Railway on Sunday February 14. Book online at www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk or telephone 01892 537715.

LOCAL HISTORY: Polegate and Willingdon Local History Society next meet on Friday February 19, when our speaker is Brian Holford talking about the history of the Spa Valley Railway. Meetings are held in St Johns Church Hall. Doors open at 6.30pm, meeting starts at 7pm.

KID’S FOR A QUID: A special half term train ride for half term, on Thursday February 18 to Saturday February 20. Book your tickets at Tunbridge Wells West Station, or online at www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk or telephone 01892 537715. Yellow timetable will be in operation running trains from Tunbridge Wells West Station, High Rocks and Groombridge only.

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