Plumpton

JUMBLE SALE: in aid of Plumpton Churches takes place at the village hall this Saturday (April 16). Please take jumble donations to the hall from 9am and do go along at 2pm; with clothes at 20p each there are sure to be lots of bargains. Along with jumble there will be a tombola, refreshments, good as new items, bric-a-brac, books, toys, clothes and linen.

FLOWER CLUB AGM: is on Wednesday, April 20, at 7pm in the village hall and the annual subscription for each member, £10, is payable at this meeting. The AGM will be followed by a demonstration by Bob Tunks titled “Joy of Flowers”. Visitors and prospective members (£2.50 admission) are always welcome.

WOODY COUNTRYSIDE WALK: (5½ miles) taking in Kingscote station on the Bluebell Railway with an optional lunch in West Hoathly is on Saturday April 23 starting at 10am. Meet at West Hoathly, North Lane, south of the church (Map Ref: 364 326). For more details call the walk leaders, Gill and Geoff Gamble, on 01273 891218 or 07719540121.

ST PETER AND ST JAMES HOSPICE: Support Group thank all who attended and assisted with their recent quiz as you helped raise a magnificent £2,200 for the Hospice. Their next event is a Bluebell Walk on Friday April 22. Meet at the equestrian centre at Plumpton College at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. This will be a very interesting walk through Plumpton Woods led by Reg Lanaway; please wear sensible footwear as paths could be muddy. The cost is £2 for adults and £1 for children or a donation. For more details contact Sue Akers on 01272 891701.

ARDINGLY WALK: on Wednesday May 4 meet members of the Footpath Society at Ardingly Reservoir car park (Map Ref: 335 288) at 10.30am. The walk will include Lynwood Common, Bluebell Railway, Oddynes, Brook House, Ardingly College and the Church. There will be a lunch stop at The Royal Oak. For more details call the walk leader Jo Taylor on 01273 890450 or 07870142108.

ANOTHER WALK: with the Footpath Society takes place on Saturday May 7 starting at 2pm. Meet at the car park Aythons Wood (Map Ref 533 365) for a 5½ mile walk including Harrisons Rocks, Motts Farm, Bullfinches Farm and Mottshill. For more details call the walk leader Diane Ellis on 01825 723716 or 07990710521.

JUMBLE SALE: in aid of the Guides will be at the village hall on Saturday May 7. Please take jumble donations to the hall from 9am and do go along at 2pm; there are sure to be lots of bargains.

SOUTHWARK NOOKS AND CRANNIES: on Wednesday May 11 is a very special guided tour, organised by the Newick & District Decorative and Fine Art Society. There are a few spaces left on this tour which will be led by Andrew Davies, one of the Society’s favourite lecturers. For details and to book a place please contact Annie on 01825 721458.

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