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Firstly a very Happy New Year to all reading this column-the first in 2016.

The refuse freighters will be in the Tollgate carpark on Sunday 10 January between 10 and 12 noon for the collection of household and garden waste. Please do not leave rubbish in the absence of the freighters. (The next collection will be on March 20.)

Lindfield Horticultural Society. The reconvened AGM will be held on Wednesday 13 January at 8pm in the King Edward Hall. ( to complete items 7-12 of the original agenda.) Then there will be a talk by Gill Jones entitled “ Cut Flowers: An Annual Challenge.” Free entry. All welcome. ( Membership Enquiries: 01444 456509)

Mid- Sussex Ramblers. Winter talks in 2016 are taking place in the King Edward Hall. The first talk on Wednesday 13 January will be given by Christopher Rudd and is called “The Ashdown Forest.” This will be in the Jubilee Room and costs £3 per person. Admission at 7.30pm and the talk starts promptly at 8pm. Light refreshments will be available.

Tiger Arts lunch time concerts. The first concert this year will be on Wednesday 13 January in the United Reformed Church at 1pm given by the Perdido Swing Band. Light lunches will be available from 12.15pm. Admission is free and there will be a retiring collection as usual. All welcome.

Meet your local Councillors. On Saturday 16 January from 11-11.45 am you can join councillors in the King Edward Hall to discuss local issues. County Councillor Christine Field and 3 District Councillors will be present to hear any concerns and answer questions. On the same day there will be 2 Neighbourhood Plan Pop-in Sessions, one in the Millennium Centre, Scaynes Hill from 10-12 noon and the second in the King Edward Hall from 2-4pm. A most useful way to revise your knowledge of the Plan before voting on it in the Referendum on January 28.(Perhaps even to see the Plan for the first time although you can find it on the Mid- Sussex District Council Website! )

A new WI group? There will be a meeting on Tuesday 19 January in the King Edward Hall at 2.30pm with the aim of forming a new WI in Lindfield. Do come along and find out about what the WI can offer you. If you phone Yvonne on 01444 483682 she can tell you more before the meeting and you can put your name down on the list of those interested in case you can’t attend on the 19th.

Lindfield Country Market. This will resume on Thursday 21 January in the King Edward Hall from 10-11am. The market will then be open every Thursday and will have the usual super cakes, savouries and craft items. Even in winter there are usually plants to buy at really good prices. Tea/coffee is served and it’s a great place to meet a friend and have a natter!

Film Show. The first film this year will be “Suffragette” and will be shown on Thursday 21 January at 7.45pm in the King Edward Hall. ( Doors open 7.30pm.) For £6 you not only get to see a great film but refreshments are served in the interval. Tickets are already on sale at Tufnells in the High Street.

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