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Community Bus: As I mentioned last week, the next Community Bus trip is to the Steam Museum in Kew and that it was fully booked but there might be some cancellations if you were lucky. I have since discovered that there are a couple of seats available so if you are really quick, you might still be able to go on Saturday, 25 March! There are still places available for the trips next month which are Ikea on Tuesday 11 April and Tickenham on Tuesday 25 April; the cost of the former is £7.50 and the latter £20 plus £15. Get in touch with Christina, either on 400212 or in the Hardware Shop. I keep telling you about the outings but the Bus also provides a regular, timetabled service going to Horsham on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday in the mornings and on Thursday morning to Crawley and Burgess Hill in the afternoon. Full details of these services can be found on the notice board outside the Hardware Shop (by the bus stop) or in the shop where you can pick up a timetable. They have recently taken delivery of a new bus so if you weren’t comfortable for whatever reason on the old bus, why not try out the new one, you might be pleasantly surprised!

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Wivelsfield news

Wivelsfield

Wivelsfield Annual Parish Meeting - Thursday 23 March: You are invited to attend the Annual Parish Meeting to be held at Wivelsfield Village Hall from 7pm on Thursday 23 March. Come along to chat with councillors, representatives of Sussex Police, East Sussex Highways and local clubs and to hear about what is happening locally. Refreshments and networking opportunity 7-8pm, formal meeting commences at 8pm. Please spread the word amongst friends and neighbours. We hope to see you there.

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Cuckfield news

Cuckfield

The 3rd Cuckfield Spring Craft Fair: is to be held at The Old School, Church Street, Cuckfield on Saturday 1st April between 10.00am and 2.30pm. Admission is free. There will be over 40 stalls spread over four Halls, selling a wide variety of hand crafted products including handbags, scarves, jewellery, candles, greetings cards, homeware, knitted and crocheted items, photo prints, books, soaps and many other gift items. There are many new stallholders along with the return of many other regulars. In the refreshment area, coffee, lunch tea and cakes will be available throughout the day at very reasonable prices for visitors and stallholders.

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Hurstpierpoint news

Hurstpierpoint

HURST CINEMA: this Friday has Tale of Tales (15) at 7.30pm. This is a European dark fantasy film, starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel and Toby Jones. A screen adaption based on three of a collection of stories by a Baroque Neapolitan poet, which include some of the earliest versions of well known childrens’ fables, and told in a mad fragmented mix of black comedy. Tickets from Mishon Mackay or the website.

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Plumpton news

Plumpton

JUMBLE SALE: to raise funds for the Honeybees Preschool is at the village hall this Saturday (March 25). Donations of jumble will be much appreciated; please take jumble to the hall from 9am to midday. The sale starts at 2pm; do go along as there are sure to be lots of bargains, along with a tombola and refreshments.

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Bolney news

Bolney

Bolney WI: Our speaker this month was Jan Whitlock, former Manager of the Rawson Hall and secret builder. We were totally fascinated by her account of building her straw house: the first in Bolney.

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Ditchling news

Ditchling

Ditchling WI: For our March meeting we welcomed Liz Gibson, a volunteer with the Surrey, Sussex and Kent Air Ambulance. She gave us an illustrated talk on the details of the work of the Ambulance and much about the need for this Ambulance in our area to save lives. They answer two hundred calls a year, for accidents and emergencies and are self-funding, so are always very grateful for people who donate to them, either by fundraising or by donations. In 2013 this was the first to fly by night which has opened up yet another way to get patients to hospital as quickly as possible and save lives. Our next meeting is on Thursday 6 April at 2.15pm. Ray Sparks, History of Magic. Visitors are always welcome. Further information available from Briony Coomber on 01273 845069.

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Ansty news

Ansty

ANSTY GARDEN CLUB: will be meeting in the Village Hall at 8pm on Wednesday 29th March, when Ian Everest will be talking about the Women’s Land Army. Visitors are very welcome.

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Burgess Hill news

Burgess Hill

Burgess Hill Bridge Club: 18 March. 1 Margaret Harrison & Lorna Mence. 2 John & Margaret Greer. 3 =Val Allen &June Trott. =Shirley. Meakins & Paul Smith

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Balcombe news

Balcombe

ROAD CLOSURE: The Haywards Heath Road, Balcombe, outside Trent House, will be closed between London Road and Haywards Heath Road, on Thursday 23 March 2017 from 09:30hrs to allow British Telecom Openreach to replace a telegraph pole damaged in a traffic collision. The alternative route for traffic will be signed on site via London Road, Haywards Heath Road and vice versa. Emergency, Pedestrian and Residential Vehicular access to be maintained at all times.

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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 details.

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Lindfield news

Lindfield

Kangaroos Charity Group: On Tuesday 28th March at 7pm for 7.30 start at the Stand Up Inn in Lindfield High St there will be a quiz night supporting the Kangaroos Charity Group. Prices are £20 per team for up to 6. There will be a winning prize and a raffle. Funds raised go to Kangaroos registered charity group. Contact sam@kangeroos.org.uk for a booking form. This is an essential service to mid-Sussex communities providing fun and supportive weekly activity groups and days out for disabled children and adults.

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Hassocks

COFFEE MORNING: Make a date in your diary that Paws & Claws is having its Spring Fair on Saturday 1 April, at the Adastra Hall, from 10 am to 12 noon. All the usual stalls of homemade cakes, gifts and cards, bric a brac, clothes, jewellery, jigsaw puzzles, household linens, DVDs, books, toys plus a prize every time tombola and a bumper raffle. Enjoy a coffee or tea with a hot cross bun.

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Ardingly news

Ardingly

ST. PETER’S CHURCH: Sunday 26th March. Mothering Sunday (4th Sunday of Lent) 8.00am Holy Communion. (BCP) 10.15am A café style service for Mothering Sunday in the Church Centre. A chance over breakfast for all-ages to celebrate and give thanks for all that motherhood means. Refreshments served from 10.00am and throughout the service.

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Scaynes Hill news

Scaynes Hill

Costells Wood: Fantastic work has been done to the woods in the past few weeks. All the bushes and trees running along the A272 have been cut right back and some paths blocked and others re-opened to make life and walking through the woods easier for everyone. There is always information available in the woods or alternatively why not post questions directly to the owners at http://costellswood.co.uk/contact.html

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Bolney news

Bolney

The Horticultural Society’s Spring Show: will be held in the Rawson Hall on Saturday April 1. There are fifteen different classes including flowers, pot plants, floral arrangements. Staging of exhibits between 2pm and 3pm. Open to the public 3pm. After light refreshments there will be an illustrated talk by a Blue Badge Guide entitled ‘A walk through the precincts of Windsor Castle’. All welcome.

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Ardingly news

Ardingly

Ardingly College IT drop in: The term time free Ardingly IT drop in sessions have re-start again at Ardingly College at 4.30pm - 5.30pm. Turn up and take your turn - sometimes there is a queue but often there isn’t. Bring your laptop tablet or phone with you - and any list you have of things you would like to be able to do. You will be paired up with one of the 12 volunteer students who will give you 1:1 guidance and help.

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Balcombe news

Balcombe

ROAD CLOSURE: The Haywards Heath Road, Balcombe, outside Trent House, will be closed between London Road and Haywards Heath Road, on Thursday 23 March 2017 from 09:30hrs to allow British Telecom Openreach to replace a damaged telegraph pole.

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Cuckfield news

Cuckfield

Coro Nouvo: The Friends of Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield welcome back Coro Nouvo on Sunday 19th March at 2.30 pm who will be giving a concert in the Church entitled ‘Gloria’. There are around 40 advanced singers in this popular Sussex-based choir and their Musical Director, Andrew Rees will be performing a concert of magical music including ‘A Welsh Celebration’ composed by Jeffrey Howard. Also featuring will be Hannah Corcoran, saxophonist, who is the Coro Nouova bursary winner for 2016. Tickets are £12 in advance from fohtcc@btinternet.com; Wealden Stores, Whitemans Green, Pepperbox, High Street, Cuckfield; also from coronuovo.org.uk. Tickets on the door are £14 each.

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Plumpton news

Plumpton

PARISH CLERK: Plumpton Parish Council is looking to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Offer with the drive, determination and organisational skills to manage a varied workload including the Plumpton Neighbourhood plan process. In addition to managing the day-to-day work of the Parish Council, the post holder will work closely with Councillors to plan and implement the aims and objectives of the Council. The ideal applicant will have financial and administrative experience, the ability to deliver projects on time within budget and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for working with residents and local organisations. In the role you will work from home and attend evening meetings, a total of 17 hours per week, £11.55 per hour plus pension. For an information pack visit http://www.plumptonpc.co.uk/ or contact Trevor Leggo on 01273 830202 or 07825 506649 or lcrecruit@ssalc.co.uk. The closing date for applications is this Friday March 17. Interviews are expected during the week commencing March 27.

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