Hurstpierpoint

CORRECTON The West Gallery Concerts all start at 6pm, not 7.30pm as previously stated.

LITTLE PARK FARM housing development of 140 new houses. The land has been bought by Bovis Homes from the original developer Rydon Homes. They held a public exhibition on 14th October in the Village Centre to answer questions and hear views. If you were unable to go and want to make comments you can still do so by e-mail at littleparkfarm.consultation@bovishomes.co.uk or post a comment on the website www.bovishomes.co.uk/Littleparkfarm. Their postal address is The Manor House, N Ash Rd, New Ash Green, Longfield DA3 8HQ. They intend to submit their plans, which include some 6-bedroom houses, for planning permission in November so make haste.

ROADSHOW BY RIBKOFF at Feathers, 155 High Street on Thursday 15th October from 11am until 5pm. High fashion comes to Hurst, a chance to meet the Joseph Ribkoff team, see a showcase of new lines and get some personalized style advice whilst enjoying a glass of bubbly. Phone 01273 834686 to find out more.

CRAFT FAIR by Heber Opera on Saturday 17th October from 10am to 2 pm at the Village Centre. Plenty of stalls purveying a wide variety of crafts, a good opportunity to buy some unusual gifts, plus refreshments available throughout. Admission is 50p to include a cup of tea, coffee or a glass of orange juice. Stalls with a table £20, stallholders to contact Jenny Letton on 01273 834703 or jenny.letton@btinternet.com.

WEST GALLERY CONCERT at Holy Trinity Church on 17th October at 6pm until 7.30pm with a mid way break for drinks. Nick and Simon Hancock are providing a Flanders and Swann evening, inspired by the ‘At the Drop of a Hat’ shows in the 1950s and 1960s, and singing their comic songs. As the chairs and refreshments have to be organised in advance, tickets must be ordered from Margaret Carey on 01273 835113 or e-mail kmcarey@atlas.co.uk. Tickets cost £5 and can be paid for on the door.

IAN NELSON HISTORY WALKS These are usually one of the sold out events of the festival each year, so it was decided to film one for the benefit of those, like myself, who have missed out. The film by Richard Payne was premiered as part of this year’s festival, and is full of interesting information and anecdotes about the village and people who lived here. Ian himself will be handing out the pre ordered DVDs at the Mint House on Saturday 17th October. But they will be available to buy shortly priced £10 from the Mint House and would make a good present for anyone interested in our past. I have mine on order.

WOLSTONBURY WI will meet on Tuesday 20th October at 7.45pm in the Club Suite of the Village Centre. This is going to be an evening offering opportunities to try out various crafts like card making, patchwork and bead work. Members as well as non-members are encouraged to try their hand at something new to them. Enquiries on 01273 834421.

ST LAWRENCE FAIR Thursday 22nd October at 8pm at the New Inn hosts its AGM, with a difference. All are welcome to attend because they will be giving out the cups, trophies and shields won on the day of the fair. Plus there will be discussion on the theme for 2016 and the fundraising for it. Also your input is needed, in the form of ideas for improvements or different things as well as enthusiastic helpers for the 703rd fair.

A NIGHT WITH THE STARS An evening of music, food, and fancy dress is all set for fun and enjoyment at the Scout Hall on Saturday 24th October starting at 7.45pm. This is your chance to dress up as your favourite star of stage, screen or TV. Tickets are £10 from Vanilla in the High Street. In aid of The Players Theatre.

COFFEE MORNING Saturday 31st October from 10am to 12 noon, at the Club Suite, Village Centre, for Paws & Claws, the local cat rehoming charity, entirely run by volunteers and serving Mid Sussex. There will be a variety of stalls to browse and to tempt, including delicious homemade cakes, lots of toys at pocket money prices, bric-a-brac, household items, lovely jewellery and toiletries, prize every time tombola, raffle, cards and calendars, DVDs and a big book stall with a wide selection at great prices. Refreshments served. Do go along, meet your friends and make a start on your Christmas shopping.

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