Balcombe news
Balcombe news

BALCOMBE’S NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: Great news! Our Neighbourhood Plan has been approved to go to Referendum on Thursday 1 September. Please vote YES to the question “Do you want Mid Sussex District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Balcombe to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” The plan has been developed over the past 4 years with periods of consultation along the way, presentations by local landowners, visits to specific village groups and numerous questionnaires. We hope therefore that the plan will be supported. If you would like to see a copy of the Plan and the associated documents : Design Guide, Consultation Statement, Sustainability Appraisal and Basic Conditions Statement please see the Parish Council website or call 01444 811800.

THE HALF MOON: has one of Indi’s popular curry nights on Saturday 27 August. Call 811582 to book.

BUBBLY, BOULES AND HOG ROAST: This fantastic French Association event is on Sunday 4 September from 12 noon until 4.00 pm. Tickets are on sale now in Threads and on the website.

AUTUMN SHOW - As the Autumn Show is fast approaching on Saturday 10 September, please could everyone have a look around their allotment, garden, window sill or coffee table and see what they can enter. There is a pot plant section (Class 42 and 43 for flowering or foliage) for those of us that don’t have the outside space. Class 64 is for a humorous or odd shaped vegetable - there is a lot of scope. Children under 5 can make a wriggly worm collage or picture. For further details please see the Year Book. This Autumn the competition cake AKA the Balcombe Bake Off is a Victoria Sponge with the recipe available on page 17 of the Year Book. This year this Class is being sponsored by the Balcombe Tea Rooms who have donated a £10 Tea & Cake voucher for the winner. Come along and enter something to help make it a great show. Please note that entry forms should be in Wednesday 7th September to the Show Secretary, High Trees, Oldlands Avenue or

TIGGERS LATE SUMMER PARTY!: On Saturday 10 September at the Balcombe Cricket Ground join Tiggers for a fabulous evening of dancing and fun to start the new school year in style. They are extremely excited to announce the return of the amazing ‘Superlatives’ band ( Tickets £45 include food, drinks (wine, beer and soft drinks), marquee and entertainment. All proceeds will go to Tiggers Preschool. Tickets will be on sale at Balcombe Stores, the Half Moon Pub and by emailing

BOWLS CLUB: On Saturday the scheduled Mac Triples Cup matches were postponed because of bad weather, it is hoped that they will be contested before the end of the season. On Sunday 21 August Balcombe 75: Southgate Park 55. And in the morning on Sunday it was the Stewart Oxley Final with Burgess Hill just losing with 21 shots V Popes Mead at 22.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 4 September 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10.00 am Family Service, 6.00 pm Evensong

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