Plumpton

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

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

PLANT SALES Surplus container grown plants, shrubs and trees are

Being sold by Plumpton College and top produce is assured. To acquire some just visit the College glasshouses on Sunday mornings during August.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8.30am, Sung Communion at 10.30am and Evensong at 6.30pm. In addition there are daily services (Tuesday to Friday) at 9am and on Saturdays at 10am. There is no Sunday School or choir practice during August. Also there will be no Pop-in-Parlour, in the Church Annex, this month; it will reopen on Tuesday September 1.

WALK this Sunday (August 16) starts at 11.30am at ESCC Car Park, County Hall, Lewes (409 099). All are welcome to join the Footpath Society in a 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.

PLUMPTON BOWMEN are holding a Have-A-Go session this Sunday (August 16) 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.

FLOWER CLUB meets for afternoon tea at Owlets, Riddens Lane, Plumpton, on Wednesday, August 19, from 2.30pm to 5pm. Do join them for refreshments, a tombola, bring and buy and a raffle; the cost is £3 for tea/coffee and cake. For more information call Gill Wells on 01273 890561.

JUMBLE SALE in aid of the St Peter & St James Hospice is, at the village hall, on Saturday August 22 at 2pm. Jumble donations will be much appreciated at the hall from 9am, also tombola prizes and cakes. Alternatively donations of cakes and tombola prizes can be delivered to 33 West Gate. This sale is usually one of the best and is not one to miss if you are looking for a bargain; be in the queue for a 2pm start and with clothes at 20p and paperbacks 30p you may find a ‘new’ outfit, a good read and maybe some other treasures too. Refreshments will be available. For more information call Sue Akers 01273 891701 or Gill Gamble 01273 891218.

CYCLING EVENT starting from Plumpton College takes place on Sunday August 23. The ride begins with a short warm-up loop, before going over Ditchling Beacon, then to Lewes towards Glyndebourne and Alfriston before looping back inland and heading for home. All routes (there are four distances to choose from, namely 19km, 48km, 96km or 144km) have stunning scenery and challenging climbs that should offer something for everyone. For details visit http://www.cyclosport.org/.

SUMMER CAMPS FOR JUNIORS Plumpton Tennis Club are running a four day camp from Monday August 24 to Thursday August 27; with time slots for different ages. To book a place contact Maria on 07748 958971 or Sorin on 07934 375248.

HAPPY CIRCLE meets on Thursday, August 27, at 2pm in All Saints’ church Annexe. Please do join in this meeting as you can be sure of excellent company and a chat.

STATION RECEIVES AWARD The Stars and Tsars awards recognise the best of Southern’s service quality each year. Shortlists are created from Southern’s internal quality audits and from these a panel of judges tour the network over two days to decide on the winners. The judges arrive unannounced and take into consideration every aspect that a passenger would experience, including cleanliness, availability of information and helpfulness of staff. Plumpton was judged the best small/medium station and this is what the judges said ‘Plumpton is a small but much loved station. There is a strong sense of community seen across the station in the waiting room, waiting shelter and on the platforms where a wild garden and floral displays looked immaculate. We found the station clean and tidy and were impressed with Mick Newman’s customer service skills, helping passengers get the cheapest tickets for their journey and helping them with luggage. It’s evident both Mick and the local community take great pride in their station’. Congratulations and thanks go to Mick and the volunteers for all their efforts to ensure the station always looks its best. With the award the station receives £1,000 to spend on something to benefit passengers

CIRCULAR WALK (7 miles) around Newick, with the Footpath Society, is on Saturday August 29. All are welcome to join in this walk, meet at Newick Primary School, Allington Lane, (414 209) ready to start at 10.30am. Take a picnic with you as there will be a stop for lunch by the River Ouse. For more details call Bernie Kempton on 01825 722649 or 07791247025

CROWLINK WALK (7½ miles) on Wednesday September 2 meet members of the Footpath Society at 10.30am at Crowlink Car Park, N.T. off the A259, (just before East Dean). The walk will include Bramble Bottom, Ringwood Bottom, East Dean and Crowlink village and you will need a picnic lunch. More details are available from Dave and Jennie Langley on 01323 896831or 07884006238.

NEW HEAD COACH Plumpton Tennis Club are delighted to report that Jon Prenelle is joining the club, as Head Coach, as his experience of running clubs will be invaluable. Jon first started coaching in 1997 and in his career he has worked with all levels of players from beginners to national and international standard. He is a Level 4 Performance Coach has worked with players from all over the world, and has just returned to his family/roots after 11 years running some of the most successful programs and clubs in the USA. Jon is going to focus on good quality coaching whilst steadily building up the Club’s membership. To arrange coaching with Jon email jprenelle@gmail.com.

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