Hassocks

VILLAGE MARKET: The next Hassocks Village Market takes place on Saturday on the National Tyres Forecourt from 9am to 1pm.

TRAIDCRAFT: Nearly opposite the market, Hassocks United Reformed Church will be holding its usual Traidcraft Stall in the forecourt of the Church from 10am to noon. There are lots of delicious foods etc., at competitive prices and profit goes back to the producers of the goods, giving the Third World a better chance to improve their own lives. Coffee is served in the foyer.

CLOCKS CHANGE: British Summer Times ends on Sunday morning at 2am, when clocks should be put back 1 hour

REFUSE COLLECTION: The Mid Sussex District Council Mobile Refuse Collection will be in Belmont Close, off London Road on Sunday from 10am to noon.

CRAFT FAIR: There’s also a Craft and Vintage Fair in the Adastra Hall, Keymer Road on Sunday from 1.45pm to 5pm with lots of interesting stalls and refreshments cafe.

MEETING: The Hassocks Field Society will be meeting on Monday in Adastra Hall at 7.45pm where James Gardner will be giving a talk on A History of the Brighton Workhouses. Visitors welcome £2.

TOWNSWOMEN GUILD: Hassocks Townswomen Guild meet on Tuesday at the Pauline Thaw Centre, Dale Avenue from 2.30pm. Where the speaker will be John Davey on Remember November 5.

DEMENTIA CAFÉ: The next Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Café takes place on Wednesday at the Pauline Thaw Centre, Dale Avenue from 6pm to 8pm. De-Café is an evening support group for people living with dementia, their carers, friends and family to meet people who are in a similar situation. It offers the opportunity to talk and learn from each other, receive support and advice from staff and volunteers of the Alzheimer’s Society, and to generally enjoy a social evening in a safe and secure environment, with light bites and sometimes live entertainment. For further information please contact Dawn Fairbrother on 01403 750485 or 07720 948990.

ADVANCE NOTICE: This year’s Family Bonfire and Fireworks take place at Danny Park, Hurstpierpoint on Sunday November 1. Get your tickets in advance for the best value.

The 20th Hurst Family Bonfire and Fireworks evening will be celebrated with its biggest ever bumper display of fireworks from our regular pyrotechnic masters. Families are again welcome to share the event to be held in Danny Park. The event is organised by Hurstpierpoint Gymnastics Club with assistance from the Albourne School PTA, Friends of Hassocks Infants School, Oldland Mill Trust, Birchwood Grove PTA and London Meed School. All of these groups will benefit from your support. The Hassocks will be running their ever popular barbecue. Burgess Hill and District Lions are also supporting the event.

THIS COLUMN: I have been producing this column for The Middy since May 2013, but the time has come for me to move on. I am therefore looking for someone who will be able to gather information of the local events going on in Hassocks and send the details by email on a weekly basis to The Middy. If you think this is something you could do, then please contact me at the above and I’ll happily talk you through it. It isn’t time consuming, but does need a weekly commitment. Further details of many more events in the area can also be found at www.hassocksandhurstpierpoint.info

EVENTS FOR THE COLUMN: If you would like details of your organisations events published in this column, please email details to hassocks.info@btinternet.com, or leave a message (voice or text) on 07889 141136. Items for inclusion should be received no later than 10 days prior to the date of publication.

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