FOOTPATH SOCIETY AGM takes place tomorrow, Friday (October 16, at the Sports Pavilion; please arrive at 7pm to be ready for the meeting to start at 7.30pm.
ALL SAINTS CHURCH services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8.30am, Sung Communion at 10.30am and Evensong at 6.30pm. Also Sunday School will meet at 10.30am in All Saints Church Annex. In addition there are daily services at All Saints (Tuesday to Friday) at 9am and on Saturdays at 10am. Everyone is welcome to attend all the services.
MEN’S LEAGUE game against The Green 4 takes place at the Tennis Club this Sunday (October 18) at 10.30am. Spectators welcome.
MOORCROFT RACEHORSE WELFARE CENTRE fundraising for this accredited racehorse rehabilitation centre is at Plumpton Racecourse on Monday, October 19, with gates opening at 11.30am. The first race is at 2.30pm and admission for adults is £16, Senior Concessions (60+ with photo ID) £12 and children under 18 free. At 1.50pm twelve Shetland ponies will take part in the Shetland Pony Gold Cup which is supported by the Andy Stewart Charitable Foundation. Racegoers will get the opportunity to view the Shetland ponies parading beforehand and the tote kindly run a pool on the race.
POP-IN-PARLOUR is open on Tuesday, October 20, 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.
FLOWER CLUB meet at the village hall on Wednesday, October 21, at 7.30pm. The topic for the evening is ‘Over the Rainbow’ and the demonstrator Angie Hyde. Entry is 50p charge for members and £2.50 for visitors; which include refreshments. There is always a raffle; the prizes being one of the five or six magnificent arrangements made by the demonstrator. To learn more call Gill Wells on 01273 890561.
HAPPY CIRCLE meets on Thursday, October 22, at 2pm in All Saints’ Church Annexe when Mick Dennett will give another of his interesting audio visual shows; this time it will be about the Tower of London Poppies. If you are interested but would like to know more before attending call Dorothy Brook on 01273 890016.
PRIMARY SCHOOL would love to see members of the local community
at their Open Afternoon on Thursday, October 22, at 2.15pm. This will be a chance to have a look at the excellent work they have been doing. For more details call 01273 890338.
WALK with the Footpath Society on Saturday October 24; everyone is welcome to join them. The 4 ½ mile walk starts at 10.30am at Barcombe Mills car park (435 147) and includes Anchor Lane, Blunts Lane, White Bridge and Valley Way; with lunch at the Anchor Inn if you wish. For more details call Jo Taylor on 01273 890450 or 07870142108.
PLUMPTON ROMAN VILLA and the Bridge Farm Roman Village 2015 Excavation Update are the topics for the evening’s talks on Monday October 26 at 7.30pm at the Church Annexe. There will be two speakers David Millum, who will give an update on the Bridge Farm dig, and David Rudling who will talk about this year at Plumpton Villa. There will be a suggested donation of £3 payable on the door with profits split between the Church and the excavation funds. Posters are up around the village and you will see they have a wonderful illustration of work at the villa by Plumpton’s resident artist Lyndsey Smith.
JUMBLE SALE is at the village hall on Saturday October 31 at 2pm in aid of the youth group Youth Space. Please take jumble donations to the hall from 9am and do go along and see if you can pick up a bargain at 2pm. Along with jumble there will be a tombola, refreshments, good as new items, bric-a-brac, books, toys, clothes and linen.
AT THE RACES NOVEMBER RACEDAY takes place at Plumpton Racecourse on Monday November 2 with gates opening at 11.30am and the first race at 1.20pm. This day offers an exciting mix of competitive jump racing and will feature a free Jump Season Preview, from midday to 12.50pm, sponsored by At The Races, to discuss the 2015/16 Jump season. This will take place in in the Chasers Bar, so make sure you get here early to hear about the horses to follow for the season ahead from those in the know. For more information and to buy advance tickets visit plumptonracecourse.co.uk/.
FOOTPATH SOCIETY has a 6 ½ mile walk on Wednesday November 4 starting at 10.30am at Barcombe Cross (the car park in middle of village) and members of the Society will make you most welcome should you wish to join them. The route will include Barcombe Mills disused Railway, Holmans Bridge, Knowland Wood, Banks Farm and lunch at the Horns Lodge. For more details call Bernie Kempton on 01825 722649 or 07791247025.
MOBILE LIBRARY will be at the village hall car park on Wednesday November 4 between 1.45pm and 2.15pm.
PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL will meet on Wednesday November 4 at 7.30pm in All Saints; for worship followed by a business meeting in the Church Annex.
PLUMPTON COLLEGE an Information Morning at the College is taking place at the College on Saturday November 7 from 9am to12.30pm; no booking is needed. This is an opportunity to meet course tutors, discuss course options with staff and have a short tour of the College. To find out more call 01273 890454.
RAFFLE TICKETS there has always been a raffle with magnificent prizes at the annual Festive Fair in aid of St. Peter and St. James Hospice and this year is no exception. The only difference is that you have the chance to buy your tickets earlier, as books of raffle tickets are being distributed this month to every household in the village. It is hoped you will feel able to purchase some if not all of them and please take the counterfoils, money and any unsold tickets to Karen and Kelvin at “Fyndings” Station Road (next to Woodgate Meadow) or the Village Shop by Friday November 27. If you live outside the village and haven’t had the advantage of delivery do contact Terry on 01273 891256 to make arrangements for collection/delivery of tickets. Raffle tickets will also be available at the Fair, at the village hall, on Saturday November 28.
EXPERT ADVICE is available from members of the Wildlife & Habitat Group on making your gardens and homes wildlife friendly. They can
also offer advice to landowners who might want to create wildlife-friendly habitats on a bigger scale. To contact members of the Group for advice please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 890 341.
LEVEL CROSSING seems likely to be closed for many months. To learn about the steps being taken in the campaign for the reopening of the crossing visit https://www.facebook.com/PlumptonLevelCrossingCampaign.
THANKS TO TRAVIS PERKINS for supporting a Countryside Management Project at Plumpton College. Students Jade Stone and Beth Humber used a previous survey, which showed that all 18 of the UK’s bat species were present at Plumpton College. This study gave them inspiration them to design and construct bat boxes, before placing them at strategic areas around the college Estate. Abby Lamb a lecturer in Countryside Management at the College reported that ‘Scientific surveys will be carried out in the future to see the different species of bat inhabiting the boxes, as well as other research projects which are being considered. We are very grateful to Newhaven Branch of Travis Perkins for their support and generosity in donating sufficient timber for the students to construct the boxes.’
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