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ROAD CLOSURE East Sussex County Council have advised of a temporary road closure at the Station Road Level Crossing, for a distance of 10 metres either side of the crossing, from 10pm this Friday (September 25) until 6am on Monday October 12. Network rail are carrying out maintenance works and 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.

MODEL RAILWAY SHOW IS at the village hall this Saturday (September 26) from 10.30am to 4pm. It is being held by the Trix Twin Collectors Association; there will be Trix in operation and for sale. There will also be layouts and sales of other makes, including Hornby “0” gauge, Hornby Dublo, Triang, Grahan Farish and Trix “N” gauge. If you have any items to sell do take them along as there will be a bring and buy stall. 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.

MEN’S DAY is at the Tennis Club this Sunday (September 27) and the Club’s Tournament Finals Night on Tuesday, September 29, when 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.

POP-IN-PARLOUR is open on Tuesday, September 29, 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

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 just go along to the village green on Saturday, October 3, from midday and you will be able to turn them into delicious juice. This event is instigated by the Village Action Plan and is open to all residents free of charge.

FOOTPATH SOCIETY WALK a 5¾ mile level walk, including Downs Link path and the River Adur, takes place on Sunday October 4 and starts at 10am at the car park Upper Station road, Henfield (205 163). There is the possibility of lunch in Henfield. Call Sue and Robin Akers for more details on 01273 891701or 07775423361.

WALK AGAIN, with the Footpath Society, on Wednesday October 7 just meet at High Hurstwood Church (494 265) for a 10.30am start. Enjoy Holders Farm, Sweet Haws, Poundgate and lunch at the Crow & Gate. Call Gerry and Brenda Arnold on 01444 241463 or 07971732090 for more details.

HAPPY CIRCLE Thursday meets on Thursday October 8 at 2pm in All Saints’ Church Annexe for a quiz organised by Jo Balchin will be the. Please do join in this meeting, it promises to be fun. For more details call Dorothy Brook on 01273 890016.

PLUMPTON COLLEGE prospectus for Further Education courses 2016/17 is now available at http://www.plumpton.ac.uk/. To discuss any of the courses and/or get careers advice do go along to an Information Morning at the College on Saturday October 10 from 9am to12.30pm.

JUMBLE SALE, to raise funds for the village hall, is at the hall on Saturday October 10 at 2pm. 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.

FOOTPATH SOCIETY WALK on Sunday October 11 will be 5 ½ miles, meet at Rottingdean car park, South of A259and 100yds up hill (372 022) for a 10.30am start. The walk will include Rottingdean, Beacon Hill, Roedean School, Underhill Path, Marina broad walk and an optional lunch at Brighton Marina. For more details call Roger Readman on 01273 890389.

FREE SHORT MAT BOWLS taster session on Sunday October 11 from 9.30am to midday at the village hall. All ages welcome to just turn up on the day, give the game a try and meet members who will only be too pleased to show you the rules. Bowls provided, you just need your own flat shoes or slippers. The Club meets every Thursday evening at the village hall during the season (September till April) to practice. There would also be the chance, as you progress, to play in friendly and league games. For more details call Malcolm Beard on 01273 890826.

THE FRICK COLLECTION is the subject of the talk which will be given by Hilary Williams at the Newick & District Decorative and Fine Art Society meeting, at the village hall, on Tuesday October 13 at 2.15pm. The talk will take in the New York home of Henry Frick which houses one of the finest collections of European paintings in the United States and includes several very large paintings by Turner and Constable. Hilary is an experienced lecturer as she lectures at the Wallace Collection and the British museum. Visitors are always most welcome and the cost is £7 on the door with tea and biscuits afterwards and a chance to talk to the speaker. If you require any further information call Marjorie Blunden on 01825 723250.

PARISH COUNCIL meet at the Village Hall on Tuesday October 13 at 7.45pm. Members of the public may attend and will be given an opportunity to make representations if they so wish.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE AGM, with plate buffet, is at the village hall on Wednesday, October 14 at 7.30pm. The AGM will be followed by a talk on Breast Health. The competition (which is optional) is next year’s motto & suggestions for speakers & events. Visitors as always will be made especially welcome. For more details call Marilyn Nye on 01273 891323.

AGM of the Footpath Society takes place on Friday October 16 at the Sports Pavilion; meet at 7pm to start the meeting at 7.30pm. All welcome.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN At a public meeting on 15 September at the village hall the Steering Group presented 11 sites that have been proposed by landowners for development in the Parish. The papers presented at the Public Meeting are available on the Neighbourhood Plan website at http://plumptonpc.co.uk/neighbourhoodplan/. The Group has recommended five sites for development some for less than originally suggested and others for partial use of the land for development. The sites are Riddens Lane, Wells Close, Inholmes Farm south site, north of Old Police House and a site south of the railway. The Site Assessments and Group’s recommendations make interesting reading so do read them.

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