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Christmas carols at retirement home

With Christmas just weeks away, Churchill Retirement Living is inviting the people of Haywards Heath to join its owners, their friends and family to enjoy Christmas carols at its Petlands Lodge development on Church Road.

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Andrea Maddox and Mel Fox

Your news: Top catering award for Busy Bee nurseries

Three Busy Bees nurseries in West Sussex are celebrating after finding out they have been awarded the prestigious Food for Life Gold Catering Mark by organic certification body, the Soil Association, for their outstanding efforts in creating delicious and nutritious meals for its children.

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Your news: Stage stars show their support for hospice

Your news: Stage stars show their support for hospice

In just over a year, Ariel Company Theatre students and tutors have raised an incredible £5,000 for Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.

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Your news: Breathe Easy with free online lung test

Your news: Breathe Easy with free online lung test

On Wednesday November 16, Breathe Easy Mid Sussex held an event in the Martlets Burgess Hill to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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Handcross news

Handcross

It would appear: that things are moving along in respect of the Hyde/Hallam development plans. I understand from attending the Parish Council meeting last week that a developer has expressed an interest in taking on the 75 houses and care home (if I recall correctly!) planning application on the land opposite Hoadlands. This is supposed to provide funds for the refurbishment of the Parish Hall but from what the Parish Council said, I wouldn’t hold your breath! I was taken aback by the lack of support for the Parish Hall and it’s Management Committee and its future at this time by the Parish Council but I suppose they have their reasons! If I hear any more about this, I will pass it on. The Neighbourhood Plan was mentioned briefly but I will have more news next week after the meeting scheduled for 29 November.

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Lindfield news

Lindfield

Apologies: There was an error in my notice last week about the concert with the Haywards Heath Concert Brass. The date for this is SATURDAY 3rd December from 1.30-4pm in the King Edward Hall. Free entry. This is a charity Xmas event with proceeds going to Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.

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Balcombe news

Balcombe

BUS & TRAIN SERVICES: Bus Survey There are two consultations going on at the moment. West Sussex County Council is running a Bus User Survey seeking to understand the likely impacts of proposed changes to a number of local bus routes. They are proposing to withdraw Service 37 from Haywards Heath to Crawley (and servicing Balcombe) but extend the Service 40 Brighton, Haywards Heath and Cuckfield at school times and during the daytime on Mondays to Fridays to Balcombe and Crawley. This service would use the old route up Bramble Hill turning left onto the Haywards Heath Road and vice versa. Buses will leave Balcombe on Mondays to Fridays at 1005 and 1230 for Crawley returning at 1210 and 1410. Buses from Balcombe to Haywards Heath will depart at 0810 on schooldays and 1227 on Mondays to Fridays returning at 0939, 1204 and 1504. Have your say and complete the survey https://haveyoursay.westsussex.gov.uk/highways-and-transport/bussurvey or any comments or questions can be emailed to buses@westsussex.gov.uk.

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Hurstpierpoint news

Hurstpierpoint

A CHRISTMAS FAIR & NATIVITY EXHIBITION: by ASCAT Churches at the Sayers Common Church and Church hall at 10.30am on Saturday 3 December. Pop up café, cakes, preserves, gifts, bric a brac, and an exhibition of Christmas nativity sets. Raising funds for the churches in Albourne, Sayers Common and Twineham. For more info contact Ian Simmons Church Warden 01273 833342.

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Cuckfield news

Cuckfield

Cuckfield Village Market: on Saturday 10th December will be a festive Christmas event. It is held in the courtyard of the Talbot pub in the centre of Cuckfield from 9.30 until 12.30. The volunteers believe you can get everything you need for your Christmas dinner from the local producers - local game, poultry and meat are all available to order . Also there will be some wreaths on sale. The market is on at the same time as the Christmas Tree Festival in the church, so it’s very convenient to do both together.

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Ditchling news

Ditchling

Ditchling Downs WI: Unfortunately due to a fire on the line between Wivelsfield and Brighton, our speaker for November, Jackie Marsh- Hobbs had to cancel her visit to Ditchling Downs WI at the last minute but we were very fortunate that one of our members stepped into the breach and gave us a talk on her career as a coodinator and advisor, supporting children and young adults with autism. What started as a five minute filler turned into a twenty minute talk with many questions afterwards. It was a heart warming talk and very well received. Our next meeting in December is our annual Festive, Food and Fun at the White Horse for members and invited guests. Contact Barbara Dollings on 01273 843892.

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Wivelsfield news

Wivelsfield

Wivelsfield Life Facebook: Wivelsfield Life and Twitter: @wivelsfieldlife

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Scaynes Hill news

Scaynes Hill

Christmas Market: This Saturday 3rd December there will be a Christmas Market at the Scaynes Hill Millennium Centre. It starts at 11.00 am and finishes at 3.00pm. Admission is free. There will be lots of stalls selling a variety of goods like Fresh Water Pearl Jewellery, Cakes, Preserves, Bric a Brac, Bird Boxes, Aprons, Forever Living Products and much more. Refreshments will be on sale, provided by Scaynes Hill WI. There will also be a Raffle for a Christmas Hamper and a beautiful handmade Quilt

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Plumpton news

Plumpton

CIRCULAR VILLAGE WALK: with the possibility of a pub lunch at the end takes place this Saturday (December 3). All are welcome to join the members of the Footpath Society on this walk. Meet them at the village hall for a 10.15am start. For more details call Jo Taylor on 01273 890450 or 07870142108.

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Ardingly news

Ardingly

This year’s Christmas Fayre: takes place on Saturday, 3rd December, 1.00 - 4.30 p.m. Stalls of all types will be there with local organisations fundraising with tombolas and games and by selling cards, gifts and produce. Father Christmas will visit until 3.30p.m. Entry £1.00 per adult.

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Hassocks news

Hassocks

COFFEE MORNING: on Saturday 3 December from 10am to 12 noon, at the Adastra Hall is the annual bumper Christmas Fair for Paws & Claws, the local cat rehoming charity. There will be a variety of stalls to browse and to tempt, including delicious homemade cakes and preserves, gifts, lots of toys, including board games, jigsaws, bric-a-brac, household items, jewellery, a prize every time tombola, huge raffle, DVDs, a big book stall with a wide selection, clothes, cat items plus Christmas cards, decorations and more. Refreshments served, a coffee or tea comes with a free mince pie, so do go along and start on your seasonal shopping, meet your friends over a coffee, and support a local cause. (reg. charity no. 281075)

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Chailey news

Chailey

MUM & TODDLER GROUP: at St Peter’s Church on Chailey Green, takes place every Friday from 9.30am. This is free of charge and coffee, tea and biscuits will be available. If you or anyone you know would be interested in coming along please contact the Parish Office on 01825 722286 for more information.

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Ansty news

Ansty

FRIENDSHIP CLUB: will be meeting on Tuesday 6th December, please contact Maureen on 413061 for further details.

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Uckfield Lion Chris Macve presents a cheque to Parkinson's UK President Jane Asher along with Sue Blunden, Chairman Mid Sussex branch Parkinson's UK.  Pic Steve Robards SR1634329 SUS-161120-150314001

Jane Asher’s thank you to Parkinson’s UK fundraisers

The Mid-Sussex Branch of Parkinson’s UK was thrilled to receive a visit from charity President Jane Asher on Friday 18 November.

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Pupils take to catwalk for Children in Need day

Pupils take to catwalk for Children in Need day

Children and staff at London Meed Primary School, Burgess Hill, had a fantastic day raising £778 for ‘Children In Need’: they had a catwalk to walk down in assembly (a turn and a pose was essential); a treasure hunt leading to Pudsey; a cake sale raised even more money than non-uniform; ‘pin the ears on Pudsey’; a Pudsey of pennies and a treasure hunt.

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Enterprise Challenge focuses on family life

Enterprise Challenge focuses on family life

Enterprise Challenge took place at Chailey School on Wednesday, 16th November.

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