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FOOTPATH SOCIETY four mile walk is this Saturday (August 1); do join them at the Windmill Pub car park, Littleworth (193 205) for a 10.30am start. There will be the option of a pub lunch. For more details call Gill Gamble on 01273 891218 or 07719540121.

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

ALL SAINTS CHURCH service this Sunday is Sung Communion. In addition there are daily services (Tuesday to Friday) at 9am and on Saturdays at 10am.

TENNIS Plumpton Men’s Team have a league match, at Lindfield, this Sunday starting at 10.30am.

POP-IN-PARLOUR is open on Tuesday, August 4, at All Saints Church Annex from 11am onwards for refreshments including lite-bites. Do go along for a chat and meet friends and make new ones

WALK with the Footpath Society along the bank of the River Ouse on Wednesday August 5. Meet at 10.30am beside the road west of Southease Swing bridge (432 055), to walk along the riverbank to Bullock Down, Cricketing Bottom and enjoy lunch at the Abergavenny Arms. The return to Southease will be via The Brooks. For more details call Jo Taylor on 07791247025.

MOBILE LIBRARY will be at the village hall car park on Wednesday August 12 between 1.45pm and 2.15pm.

VEGETARIAN & VEGAN COOKING is the subject of the Women’s Institute meeting, in the village hall, on Wednesday August 12 at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Diane Page and visitors are always welcome. For more details call Marilyn Nye on 01273 891323.

HAPPY CIRCLE meets on Thursday August 13 at 2pm in All Saints’ church Annexe. Please do join in this meeting as you can be sure of good company and a chat.

ANOTHER WALK on Sunday August 16 starts at 11.30am at ESCC Car Park, County Hall, Lewes (409 099). All are welcome to join in this six mile circular walk to Blackcap for a picnic; with the return being via Cooksbridge and Hamsey. For more details call Clive and Sandy Washer on 01273 477336 or 07961936989.

TENNIS Plumpton Men’s Team have a league match, at the King George V Playing Field, against Amherst on Saturday August 15 starting at 10.30am. Spectators are most welcome.

SUN AND MOON FESTIVAL is a small festival of around 350 people at Plumpton College from Sunday August 16 to Sunday August 23. Visit http://sunandmoonfestival.com/ to find details of the courses and also events for younger people. This website also has details of the costs and accommodation available. All of the workshops and activities are included in the festival price and if meals are booked food then your three meals a day are all included as well. If you would like to visit the Festival as a day visitor tickets can be bought in advance at www.eventbrite.co.uk/‎.

FLOWER CLUB meeting this month is an afternoon tea at Owlets, Riddens Lane, Plumpton, on Wednesday August 19 from 2.30pm to 5pm. The cost for refreshments (tea/coffee and cake) will be £3 and there will also be a tombola, bring and buy and a raffle. For more information call Gill Wells on 01273 890561.

JUMBLE SALE is at the village hall on Saturday August 22 at 2pm in aid of the St Peter & St James Hospice. There will be a tombola, refreshments, good as new items, bric-a-brac, books, toys, clothes and linen. Jumble donations will be much appreciated at the hall from 9am, also tombola prizes and cakes. Alternatively donations of cakes, raffle or tombola prizes can be delivered to 33 West Gate. If you are interested in a bargain then do go along at 2pm and rummage; with clothes at 20p there are sure to be lots of good buys to be had. For more information call Sue Akers 01273 891701 or Gill Gamble 01273 891218.

ST MICHAEL’S Church has successfully secured a grant of £80,300 from the Government’s Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund to address urgent roof repairs that will ensure it is weather tight, safe and open for use. However the project to raise the remaining £40,000 cannot begin until the Parish has heard from the Church’s case officer; who will explain how to obtain the Formal Permission to start the project. If you wish to make a donation towards the roof repairs please keep an eye on the Parish magazine for news of the Permission to Start; as donations made before permission is given cannot unfortunately be used to fund the project.

THANKS go to Jean Eagle for organising the Church Jumble Sale and also to those that attended, to members of the congregations who came and helped both in the morning and afternoon and especially to members of the Women’s Institute. Without the help of the WI members the Church would not, as it says in the parish magazine, ‘have managed’ or raised the magnificent sum of £1012.84. Sadly when it came to the Women’s Institute jumble sale there were no extra helpers for them to rely on, apart from one member of the Bowls Club and he is thanked for giving his time. Where were members of the Monday Group, Tennis Club, Churches, Honeybees and PPTFA? You have all in the past and will in the future, I am sure, raise much needed funds at jumble sales with the help members of the Women’s Institute. Whilst I know you always give the WI ladies a box of biscuits as a ‘thank you’ please support them with your help and jumble next time they have a sale.

PLUMPTON COLLEGE have day and part-time courses available and there is a lot of choice and the subjects are so varied. They include such topics as dog agility, dog grooming, soft and hard cheese making, cycle maintenance, bricklaying, principles of winemaking, an introduction to floristry and a Christmas floristry workshop. If you would like to learn a new skill then do visit http://www.plumpton.ac.uk/ or call 01273 892 052 for ideas and details of all courses.

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