Plumpton

JUMBLE SALE: is at the village hall this Saturday (July 11) at 2pm in aid the Women’s Institute. There will be a tombola, refreshments, good as new items, bric-a-brac, books, toys, clothes and linen. Jumble donations will be greatly appreciated at the hall from 9am, please support the WI whose members are always there to help other organisations in the village raise much needed funds. To rummage for a bargain be there at 2pm and if you want to be at the front of the queue you will need to be there much earlier as the regulars arrive and start queueing at about 12.30pm. For more details call Marilyn on 01273891323.

CRICKET: this Saturday sees Plumpton in two league games starting at 1.30pm. The 2nd X1 are away to Crowborough and the Ist X1 have a game at home, at the King George V Playing Field, against Ringmer. For more information call Kelvin Spiers on 01273 890785.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH: services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8.30am and Evensong at 6.30pm. At East Chiltington Church there will be Sung Communion at 10.30am. In addition at All Saints there are daily services (Tuesday to Friday) at 9am and on Saturdays at 10am.

LEVEL CROSSING PLANS: A drop in session is being held by Network Rail on Monday, July 13, between 7.30pm and 9pm at the village hall. This is an informal session where residents are invited to walk in any time between 7.30pm and 9pm. Network Rail will be hosting table discussions with representatives from their project teams who will be available to answer questions, talk through proposals and the rationale behind the decisions made. Representatives from Plumpton Parish Council will also be available at the meeting.

POP-IN-PARLOUR: is open on Tuesday, July 14, at All Saints Church Annex from 11am onwards for refreshments including lite-bites. All are welcome to attend.

FABULOUS PHOTOS OF THE SWINGING: 60’S is the topic of the talk at the village hall on Tuesday, July 14, at 2.15pm. This lecture by Brian Stater looks at a range of superb images from photographers such as David Bailey, Terence Donovan, Lewis Morley, Tony Ray-Jones and Jane Brown. Brian’s chief interests lie in architecture, photography and history and he is a member of the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography. Brian is an engaging and amusing speaker who seeks to entertain as well as inform his audience. This will be the last lecture of the Newick & District Decorative and Fine Art Society this season and will be preceded by the Society’s AGM which will start at 1.45pm. Visitors are most welcome and the cost is £7 on the door and as always there will be a chance to talk to the speaker. If you require any further information please ring Marjorie Blunden on 01825 723250.

LADIES STOOLBALL: team have two away games this week starting at 6.30pm. The first on Tuesday July 14 at Glynde and the second on Thursday July 16 at Ringmer. For more details call Marina on 01444 246997.

PARISH COUNCIL: meet at the village hall on Tuesday, July 14, at 7.45pm. The agenda can be viewed on the parish council noticeboards or obtained electronically from the Parish Clerk at sarah.jeffers@plumptonpc.co.uk. Members of the public may attend and will be given an opportunity to make representations if they so wish.

OUTDOOR THEATRE: the Rude Mechanical Theatre Company will be on the green on Thursday, July 16, starting at 7.30pm, with ‘The Comedy of Babi Babbett’. This farce is set in Islington in 1793 when a miserly widower and gold merchant receives some sausages by mistake from the wife of a hard up doctor. In his foolishness he assumes them to be a proclamation of her affection, so he writes her a love poem. He leaves the task of delivering it to his incompetent servant Babi who, of course, fails to give it to her. What follows makes for great hilarity; along with a shocking and volatile ending. Take picnics, from 6pm, and your own low backed chairs and dress up warm. Tickets are adults £13, seniors £12, students £10, children £7 and families £33 and to buy them just call 01273 890508.

MAYFIELD WALK: starts at 2pm on Sunday, July 19. Meet members of the Footpath Society at Mayfield village car park (TQ587 269) for a four mile walk to Cranesden Farm, across the river Rother to Moat Hill Farm and return to the car park. There will be the option of drinks in a pub if required. To find out more call 01273 890598.

PLUMPTON BOWMEN: are holding a Have-A-Go session on Sunday July 19 from 11am to 12.30pm at the King George V Playing Field. The group welcome beginners and archers at all levels of achievement and embrace all the styles; Compound, Recurve and Long Bow. The club has five qualified coaches to assist your development in the sport. The cost for the have-a-go session is £10 adults and £5 children. More details are available on 07544513044.

MOBILE LIBRARY: will be at the village hall car park on Wednesday, July 22 8, between 1.45pm and 2.15pm.

YOUNG SHOTS INTRODUCTORY DAY: The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) are running a Young Shots Introductory Day at Plumpton College on Thursday July 23. The day is open to all 10-18 year olds and is designed to give them an introduction to a variety of country sports and pursuits. Participants will be able to try clay pigeon shooting and air rifle shooting under the expert guidance of BASC coaches. In addition there will be other activities such as gundog handling, fly casting and ferreting. The cost of the day is £25 per person which includes all tuition, clays and cartridges. Lunch is not included. To book a place call 01306 631378 or if you have any questions call Justin Clarke on 07739 499800.

HAPPY CIRCLE: meets on Thursday, July 23, at 2pm in All Saints’ church Annexe. Do go along to enjoy company and a friendly chat, as you can be sure of a warm welcome.

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY SUMMER SHOW: is on Saturday July 25 at 2pm at the village hall. All are welcome to join the Society and enter exhibits in the show. For a Show Schedule detailing the vegetable, flower, craft and cookery classes contact Mr T Parmenter at 18 Chapel Road, Plumpton Green or on 01273 89188. For those who have not exhibited before assistance will be given with the staging and setting of the exhibits on the Friday evening before the show, from 7pm until 8.30pm, and on the day of the show from 8.30am.

SUMMER PLANTING: at the station looks wonderful; as following the request for sponsorship all the planters and hanging baskets at the station were fully sponsored by local businesses and private individuals, some of whom wish to remain anonymous. Thanks go to Blackberry Wood, CG Garden Design & Maintenance, Downard Consultancy Limited, Half Moon, Hills of Plumpton and the two generous personal donations, one of which was ‘in memory of Sylvia Heathershaw who loved plants and Plumpton’. You and the volunteers who undertook the planting have made the station look lovely for the summer months. If you like the appearance of the station and would like to be involved with looking after the plants or sponsoring next seasons plants please contact David Richards at david.robert.richards@gmail.com.

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