ST PETER AND ST JAMES HOSPICE: The annual meeting of the Ringmer Support Group takes place in Ringmer Village Hall on Monday, at 7.30pm. Carol Hughes from the hospice fundraising team will be there to give a report and answer any questions we may have. If you are interested in supporting the work of the hospice locally, do come and join us.

COUNTRY MARKET: The Country Market will re-open on Tuesday in the village hall from 10am to 11am when the usual selection of home-made, home grown and hand crafted goods will be on sale. We look forward to seeing our regular customers again and would love to see some new ones.

SOUPER SATURDAY: This will be the final Souper Saturday of the winter. We will serve three to five home-made soups with bread between noon and 1.30pm. The cost will be £2.50 for a full portion and one refill. The date is Saturday January 12. Do come along and enjoy the soups and companionship.

COTTAGES: Jubilee Cottages Housing Trust. The parish council manages two small cottages on the Broyle, donated by the late Ian Askew, that are made available to young Ringmer families for a three-year period at very affordable rents (currently £300 per month). A vacancy has become available for one of the cottages. It is expected that the vacancy will commence in March 2019. If you are interested in applying for a tenancy, please contact Karen Crowhurst, the Parish Clerk, to request an application form. Tel: 01273 813242, clerk.ringmerparishcouncil@btconnect.com Deadline for applications, noon Monday January 14.