Balcombe

BARN DANCE – The French Association are organising a French Themed Barn Dance in the Victory Hall on 17 October. It was a fantastic success last year (almost a capacity attendance) and the same band is back again this year. The band is called the Buzznicks and they are affiliated to Dansez Francais in Brighton. There will be great food and drink, so plenty of opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Tickets from Threads £10 for Members, £12 for non-Members, £6 children under 16. The ticket price includes Table d’hôte supper, Live Band and Caller. There will be a bar with soft drinks available too.

PLAY & PRAISE TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC takes place in the Parish Room on Wednesday 21 October at 2.00 pm. All children welcome but please bring a bear or favourite toy.

HISTORY SOCIETY - The October talk is on Wednesday 21 October - David Rudling: ‘Bignor Roman Villa Excavations 1811 – 2010.’ David is the Academic Director of the Sussex School of Archaeology. David’s research interests and specialities include: Roman-period rural settlements and land-use, religion and ritual in Roman Britain, multi-period landscape archaeology, and ancient and medieval coins. Balcombe At War 1914 - 1918 books are still available @ only £5 each.... very interesting historical reading and they also make good presents.....from Balcombe Stores or Julie.

The BLOCKHEADS are back in the Club on Saturday 24 October with We came from Wolves and Danny Dangerously supporting. Tickets are selling fast so contact 811226 now or book online.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY UK AND CANCER RESEARCH UK – Judy is taking bookings now for her annual Christmas card sale and stir-fry chicken and noodle lunch at Bramble Hill House near Bramble Hall on Friday 30 October. Booking is advisable, please call 01444 811600. Christmas cards will be on sale or can be ordered, and free coffee and biscuits will be available from around 10am if you only wish to browse.

NO 37 BUS ROUTE – Advance notice that the 37 bus route will change on Monday 26 October. Buses going towards Crawley will stop at Balcombe Station, then travel up Newlands, along Oldlands and turn left into Haywards Heath Road. The bus can be hailed anywhere along this route, subject to it being safe to stop. The next official stop will be directly opposite the Rectory and south bound bus stop. The route is reversed for southbound travel.
The timetable is revised slightly: buses going towards Crawley will be 5 minutes later at 32 minutes past the hour; buses going towards Haywards Heath will be 4 minutes later at 17 minutes past the hour. A new timetable is being printed.
A local fare will be offered for travel within the village, thus saving a walk from say the village store to Newlands.

PARISH MAGAZINE Copy is due in today Thursday 15 October.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 18 October – 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10.00 am Parish Eucharist and Sunday School.
Wednesday 21 October 9.30 am Monthly meeting in the Rectory (Please note change of date). 2.00 pm Play & Praise Teddy Bears’ Picnic Parish Room

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