FOOTPATH SOCIETY WALK: on Wednesday October 5 start at 10.15am at Shipley car park (Belloc’s Mill) Map Ref: 144 218. The walk will include Knepp Castle ruins and lunch at Wyevale Garden Centre. For more information call the walk leaders Gerry and Brenda Arnold on 01444 241463 or 07790218390.
JUMBLE SALE: in aid of the Village Hall takes place at the hall on Saturday October 8. Please take jumble donations to the hall from 9am to midday and do go along at 2pm, there are sure to be lots of bargains.
BOWLS CLUB: invites you to a free taster session on Sunday October 9, at the village hall, from 9.30am till noon. Do go along and give short mat bowls a try, meet members and enjoy a cup of coffee and biscuits. All ages will be made welcome. Equipment (bowls etc.) will be provided; you just need flat shoes or slippers. Members will be only too pleased to show you the basic rules and let you have a go. The Club meets every Thursday evening, during the season, from September to April. They have Club competitions, play friendly matches and in the Wealden League. In addition club members enjoy social events. For more information contact Malcolm Beard on 01273 890826 or just turn up on Sunday October 9 and enjoy the taster session.
BLUEBELL RAILWAY WALK: with the Footpath Society is on Sunday October 9 at 2.30pm. Meet at Horsted Keynes village car park (Map Ref: TQ 384 282) for a 6 mile walk including Broadhurst Manor, Hurstwood Lane, Tanyard Farm and the Bluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes station. For more details call the walk leader Diane Ellis on 01825 723716 or 07990710521.
‘ART AND LIFE OF JOHANN ZOFFANY’: is the subject of the Newick & District Decorative and Fine Art Society meeting at the village hall on Tuesday October 11. Johann Zoffany’ was a portrait painter in the 18th Century and tended to paint his subjects in quite absurd situations as was fashionable at the time. The talk will be accompanied by superb digital illustrations. New members are very welcome and membership details are available from Marjorie Blunden on 01825 723250. Visitors are also welcome, £7 on the door; but you do miss out on the benefits that being a member brings which includes special visits and a lovely lunch in November.
FLOWER CLUB: demonstration by Stephanie Lang will be “A Wood Affair”, at the village hall, on Wednesday October 19 at 7.30pm. Visitors are most welcome at a cost of £2.50 at the door. There is always a raffle giving a chance to win one of the demonstrators’ arrangements.
AGM: of the Footpath Society takes place at the pavilion on Friday October 21 at 7pm for 7.30pm.
PEACEFUL WALK: (4½ miles) along a stretch of Downs Link and the River Adur, near Henfield and Small Dole, with the Footpath Society takes place on Saturday October 22, starting at 10.30am. Meet at Woodsmill on A2073 (Map Ref: 215 136). There will be the option of lunch at Small Dole. For more details call the walk leaders Gill and Geoff Gamble on 01273 891218.
JUMBLE SALE: in aid of the Flower Club takes place at the village hall on Saturday October 29. Please take jumble donations to the hall from 9am to midday and do go along at 2pm, there are sure to be lots of bargains.
FESTIVE FAIR: in support of St Peter and St James Hospice is on Saturday November 26 at the village hall from midday till 4pm. Please put this date in your diary; you will be able to do some Christmas shopping and help support the local Hospice at the same time. Entry will be 50p for over 14 year olds. As part of the event there will be a Grand Raffle with a first prize of £100 and many other lovely prizes. During late October and early November the Hospice Support Group will post through every resident’s letter box an invitation to the Fair along with two books of raffle tickets which it is hoped you will purchase. Counterfoils and money can be taken to The Village Shop and “Fyndings” Station Road (next to Woodgate Meadow) or to the hall on the day of the Fair. There will be many stalls with crafts and consumables, a Grand raffle, tombola, games and refreshments. The Rock Choir and School Choir will be performing during the afternoon and of course Father Christmas will be there from 2pm. For more information please contact Terry Thompsett on 01273 891256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSISTANCE WITH SCOUTS: Due to injury and unavailability Plumpton Scouts are in urgent need of someone to help out with the Troop in the coming term. If you feel you could help out in any way please contact Rod Hills on 01273 890410, mobile 07407707101 or email email@example.com.
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