YOGA: There’s a crispness in the air this week which suggests that autumn is not too far away and already information is dropping through my letterbox about courses beginning next month. One of them is a Yoga class to be held on Mondays from 10am to 11.30am, at the Lucas Hall beginning on September 14. The leader is Judith Naylor, a British Wheel of Yoga qualified and experienced teacher and the level is suitable for beginners or people with experience. The cost will be £8 per class (drop-in). This sounds like a great way to start your week.

WALKING FESTIVAL: Great news for all walkers, Wealden District Council and Eastbourne Borough are putting on a lovely programme of walks over nine days in late September and early October. It’s a big range for varying abilities and ages and runs the gamut from historical and literary, to healthy and Nordic. For more details, go on to www.sussexwalkingfestival.org.uk Telephone bookings on 01892 602757 from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm.

WHAT’S ON: This Sunday String Theory will bring live music to the pub and on Friday August 28 there will be the usual monthly Folk Night, also at The Star.

BONUS BALL: For more than 13 years a stalwart trio of organisers have run a Bonus Ball scheme raising more that £16,000 to support capital expenditure and maintenance for the Lucas Hall and the Sports Pavilion on the Cattam. With some changes announced by the National Lottery for such schemes which will come into effect in October, (and will allow another ten people to take part) the trio of Faith Sandeman, Gill Temple and John Tolley feel that it is time to retire and hand over the scheme for others to run. As the scheme is already set up it wouldn’t be a hugely onerous task for a small number of people to continue to run it, so if anyone would like to help, or would like to find out what would be involved, please contact Faith on 01825 841204 to have a chat. We already have a volunteer lined up to act as treasurer.

SERVICES: This weekend’s Sunday services will both be at St Bartholomew’s and will take place at 8am (Holy Communion) and 10am (Parish Eucharist).

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