Plumpton

WALK, with the Footpath Society, this Saturday (September 12) all are welcome to join in this 4½ mile easy walk starting at Old Station Close, Crawley Down (346 374) at 10.30amt. There will be the chance of lunch at Crawley Down. For more details call Gill Gamble on 01273 891218 or 0771954012.

AUTUMN SHOW organised by the Horticultural Society is at the village hall this Saturday (September 12). Everyone is welcome to view the exhibits from 2pm and enjoy the refreshments, tombola and auction of produce. Everyone is welcome to see the entries. You will receive a warm welcome and will have the opportunity to chat to members; maybe about exhibiting next year. The Society has a social evening in November, with a speaker, and I’m sure they’ll tell all about that too.

ROAD CLOSURE East Sussex County Council have advised of two temporary road closures at the Station Road Level Crossing, for a distance of 10 metres either side of the crossing. The first from 0.01 am to 11.59pm this Sunday (September 13). It will again be closed from 10pm on Friday September 25 until 6am on Monday October 12.The closures are due to Network rail carrying out maintenance works. Due to the nature of the works there will be no pedestrian access during this period; though access for emergency vehicles will be maintained. If you require any further information or have a query regarding these works do call Centurion Site Services (on behalf of Network Rail) on 01924 372957.

TENNIS OPEN DAY is this Sunday (September 13) from 11am to 4pm. Players of all abilities are welcome to play for free and meet the club coaches and members. There is guaranteed play whatever the weather under the new ‘Tennis Bubble’. This is a chance to try demo racquets from Intersport and have a go with the Club’s ball machine. For the young ones, aged 3 to 5 years, there will be Tennis Tots sessions. Refreshments will be available. Also this month sees Men’s Day on Sunday September 27 which will be a great day’s tennis with as there is the chance to take on opposition both from within the club and from the surrounding area. If you wish to play contact Gareth Prosser at sport@gazak.co.uk; if you do not have a partner the Club can find one for you. The Club’s Tournament Finals Night is on Tuesday September 29; there will be five finals taking place with the action starting from 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome to go along and watch some great tennis. For more details call 01273 890002.

CRICKET this Sunday sees Plumpton in a friendly game against Chailey, at the sports ground North Chailey, starting at 1.30pm. For more information call Kelvin Spiers on 01273 890785.

POP-IN-PARLOUR is open on Tuesday, September 15, 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.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION with visual displays of the Housing Site Selection Proposals is at the village hall on Tuesday, September 15, from 3pm to 9pm. This is a drop in event which will show the sites that have been provisionally selected for development. You will have the chance to ask questions of members of the Steering Group; the Parish Council is active seeking comments and feedback so please make your views on the suggested sites known. All observations will be considered and be helpful in the preparation of the draft Neighbourhood Plan.

FLOWER CLUB meets at the village hall on Wednesday, September 16, at 7.30pm. The demonstrator will be Graham King and the subject ‘Bursting Full of Colour’. There is a 50pence charge for members and £2.50 for visitors; who will be made most welcome. For more information call Gill Wells on 01273 890561.

JUMBLE SALE to raise funds for the Primary School is being organised by the PTFA on Saturday September 19 at 2pm at the village hall. Jumble donations will be much appreciated at the hall from 9am. Do go along at 2pm if you are looking for a bargain; with clothing at 20p each there are sure to be lots. There will also be refreshments, books, cakes, good as new and a tombola.

HARVEST FESTIVAL The annual Harvest Lunch will take place on Sunday, September 20, at 12.30pm in All Saints Church Annex. This will be a bring and share meal and everyone is welcome to attend this lunch. There will be a Harvest Festival service at East Chiltington Parish Church on Sunday September 27 at 10.30am.

FAMILY RACEDAY is at Plumpton Racecourse on Sunday September 20; with the gates opening at midday and the first race at 2.30pm. Admission costs Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure £18 and the Picnic Enclosure £10 on the day, with concessions for seniors, and free entry for accompanied children under 18. There is plenty for children of all ages to see and do including Jazz musicians, a funfair, face painting, laser tag, rock climbing wall and free donkey rides. At 1.10pm there will be a Retraining of Racehorses display by Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre in the Parade Ring. At 2pm there will be the “Plumpton Punters Panel” in the Winners Enclosure when former jockey Colin Brown will guide you through the day’s racing with a panel of experts. You can keep up to date with the latest information about the raceday by following the Racecourse on twitter @plumptonraces.

THE CONFRATERNITY of the Blessed Sacrament, the oldest devotional Society in the Church of England, meets each month on the third Sunday at 4pm in All Saints, St Richard’s (Haywards Heath) or St John’s (Burgess Hill). Their next devotional meeting will be on Sunday September 20 at 4pm in All Saints and all are welcome to join in their prayer time.

MOBILE LIBRARY will be at the village hall car park on Wednesday, September 23, between 1.45pm and 2.15pm.

HAPPY CIRCLE Thursday meets on Thursday September 24 at 2pm in All Saints’ church Annexe and Paul Green from the Argus will be the speaker. Please do join in this meeting, it promises to be most interesting. For more details call Dorothy Brook on 01273 890016.

MODEL RAILWAY SHOW IS at the village hall on Saturday September 26 from 10.30am to 4pm. It is being held by the Trix Twin Collectors Association; which was formed in 1975 to bring together model railway enthusiasts who are interested in the collection and operation of Trix Twin, Trix Express, and Trix 00 and HO gauge electric model trains manufactured between 1935 and 1973. There will be Trix in operation and for sale. This is event will also include layouts and sales of other makes, including Hornby “0” gauge, Hornby Dublo, Triang, Grahan Farish and Trix “N” gauge. There will be a bring and buy stall; if you have any items to dispose of do take them along. Admission for adults costs £2, concessions and children £1 and a family £4. There will be refreshments provided by the Tennis Club. For more details call David Holmes on 01273 890191 or by email at dc712holmes@btinternet.com.

GOOD FRUIT CROP? If you have a good crop of apples, pears or grapes and don’t want the produce to go to waste, then book the date Saturday, October 3 from midday when you will be able to take the fruits along to the village green and turn them into delicious juice. This event is instigated by the Village Action Plan and is open to all residents free of charge.

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