Cuckfield

Fantastic local food market on 10th October (also on the 2nd Saturday of every month (except January ). Delicious cakes, bread, fish, cheese, vegetables, meat and game. Find us at the Talbot courtyard in the High Street. Organised by Volunteers to promote locally available food. Runs from 9.30am - 12.30pm.

Cuckfield Evening WI welcomed Ann Chance to their September Meeting. This was very well attended and also included four visitors which was very encouraging. Ann gave an amusing talk about the time she travelled across America with a friend who was in a wheelchair. She was thanked by American- born , Marlene Somerville. Evelyn Stenning won the competition , judged by Mrs Chance, for an artefact from the USA. One of our swift-footed members had to run after our valued speaker as she had forgotten to take her OBE with her when she left. Nominations were invited for next year’s committee. Sadly, Pauline Smith was standing down as President, due to her moving away .All members who helped at the Village Show and those who had made cakes were thanked. . Next meeting is the AGM ( followed by cheese and wine) on October 20th in the Old School at 7:45pm. Phone Marion on 01444 455939 for more details.

Mayor’s Procession – Saturday 17th October: Following the election of the next Mayor of the Independent State of Cuckfield in the Wheatsheaf on Friday 16th October, the annual Mayor’s Procession, to introduce the new Mayor to the Cuckfield community, will take place around the roads of Cuckfield on Saturday 17th October. The procession starts at 2:30pm from Warden Park School, and arrives at the Talbot at approximately 3:30pm, where the Keys of Cuckfield are presented to the new Mayor. The vehicles that make up the procession are parked in the High Street during the presentations at the Talbot, so that all the imagination and hard work that goes into creating the magnificent floats can be appreciated close up.

Participating In The Mayor’s Procession: All charities, groups and organisations based in Cuckfield and the surrounding area are welcome to take part in the Mayor’s Procession, and participants should assemble at Warden Park School from 1:00pm. The procession includes many decorated floats and vehicles, but some organisations choose to walk around in costume or fancy dress, while some come up with other innovative modes of travel such as bikes, wheelbarrows or scooters. A cash prize is awarded to the organisations judged to be 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Best Dressed Entry competition, and all the participating organisations receive a donation from the Independent State of Cuckfield. The money the Independent State of Cuckfield is able to distribute is thanks to the commitment and hard work of all the candidates taking part in the Mayor’s Election, plus the generosity of the Cuckfield community in their support of all the candidates. As a result, in 2014 the Independent State of Cuckfield was able to make donations to over 30 organisations. If you are interested in taking part in this year’s Mayor’s Procession, or would like more information, then please contact Jim Ayling at the White Harte on 01444 413454 or e-mail independent_state_of_cuckfield@hotmail.com.

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