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Your news: New after school drama classes held in Burgess Hill

This January, Ariel is pleased to announce the opening of a new, after school drama class for four to seven year olds.

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Cricket Without Boundaries

Your news: Life-changing experiences as a teacher in Africa

Gary Storer, from Haywards Heath, is encouraging local people to embark on a life-changing experience and volunteer for the sports development charity Cricket Without Boundaries.

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Your news: Performers celebrate 40 years of fundraising

Your news: Performers celebrate 40 years of fundraising

Members of the Hassocks TWG, Royal British Legion and WI, who took part in a June 1977 concert in celebration of our Queen’s Silver Jubilee could not have foreseen that it would lead to a second such concert in December of the same year by those same members, calling themselves ‘Friends and Neighbours’.

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Your news: Help and advice on offer for all village residents

Your news: Help and advice on offer for all village residents

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) is working in partnership with UK Power Networks, which owns and maintains the electricity network in a large part of West Sussex, to identify households that we may be able to help and support.

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Your news: Ardingly College former head boy is a star scholar

A former Ardingly College Head Boy has become one of an elite group of students in the UK to be awarded a prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) scholarship.

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Your news: Youth volunteers thank Porsche Centre staff for supporting auction

Members of Burgess Hill Youth staff team were warmly welcomed by Tiffany Wade at the Porsche Centre, the visit enabled them to personally express sincere thanks to the team there, for the generous gift they provided for the auction conducted by Steve Willis Training team on behalf of the club at their apprentice graduation evening.

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Wivelsfield news

Wivelsfield

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Hurstpierpoint news

Hurstpierpoint

STILL HAVE A FULL CUPBOARD: after the festive season? Not sure that you will in fact eat those extra packets or large tins, or within the best by dates, or now that you are on a diet? I had some and solved this by donating them to the Hurst Food Bank, a handy donation basket is in full view in the library, easy to drop off when up the High Street shopping, or popping in to change your library books.

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Lindfield news

Lindfield

Lindfield Civic Amenity collection: The freighters will be in the Tollgate Car Park on Sunday 15th January from 10am-noon for the collection of household and garden waste. Please do not leave rubbish in the absence of the freighters.

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Bolney news

Bolney

Heat for Health Partnership: aims to support eligible households with people over 65 and children under five to keep warm in their houses. There will be a drop-in event at the Rawson Hall, The Street, on Friday January 13 between 10am - 12noon. Pick up your free room thermometer cards and discuss efficient measures and grants available.

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Balcombe news

Balcombe

BUSES: On 9 January 2017 the Compass Route 37 was withdrawn and instead West Sussex County Council stepped in to provide funding for Route 40 to be extended to include Balcombe. The times are as follows: 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. Service 40 is generally operated with larger buses than the 37, and they will run via B2036, Bramble Hill and Haywards Heath Road in Balcombe (the route used until February 2015 by the 37). This is instead of the current route via Oldlands Avenue and Newlands. Please note that during school holidays you will need to request to come back to Balcombe from Haywards Heath in the afternoon around 3.00 pm because the bus will not be timetabled for Balcombe unless a passenger actually asks.

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Plumpton news

Plumpton

PANTOMIME: this year’s production is the Pied Piper of Hamelin. There are two performances this Sunday January 15 and then evening performances from Wednesday to Saturday January 18 to 21, along with a matinee performance on the Saturday. I understand there are a few tickets left and you can call Jo Taylor on 01273 890450 or Gill Wells on 01273 890561 to book them.

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Ardingly news

Ardingly

Ardingly Film Night: We are pleased to invite you to attend the screening of a ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ tonight, Thursday 12th January at Hapstead Hall. Tickets are £6 and available from Fellows Bakers, the Ardingly Post Office or the Cosy Cafe. The door at Hapstead Hall will open at 7.00 pm and the film starts at 7.30 pm. Refreshments will be available before the film and during the 15 minute interval. Please ask your friends, relatives and neighbours too - another full house would be great. We look forward to seeing you there and, as always, you may wish to bring your own cushion!

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Scaynes Hill news

Scaynes Hill

Barn Dance: There will be a great night of fun and entertainment on Saturday 14 January 2017. There is a Barn Dance at the Millennium Centre starting at 7.30pm until 23.00pm. The cost is just £12.00 for Adults and £6.00 for under 13’s. The ticket price includes a Fish and Chip Supper. What better way is there to brighten up January and blow away the post Christmas blues? If you are interested tickets can be purchased from Dianne Telephone 01444 831676

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Cuckfield news

Cuckfield

Buses in Cuckfield: Compass buses are changing the times of the buses running to and from Cuckfield as from Monday 9th January. Check the new times on the website. The No. 37 route is to be withdrawn.

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Handcross news

Handcross

Happy New Year to you; I apologise that I am a little late but everyone needs a holiday now and again!

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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

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Your news: Band braves heavy rain for the New Year’s Day Parade

Kicking off 2017 with true determination and professionalism, the Burgess Hill Marching Youth performed with their friends 17th Tonbridge Scout and Guide Band in the London New Year’s Day Parade on Monday January 1.

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Plumpton news

Plumpton

MEDIEVAL GOLD AND ENAMEL WORK: is the subject of the Newick & District Decorative and Fine Art Society meeting at the village hall on Tuesday January 10 at 2.15pm. Enamel as you may well know is made of a coloured glass powder which is used to make glorious designs over gold using very high temperatures. The results are glorious; highly coloured and jewel like and they still hold their beauty hundreds of years later. You will be able to see many examples of the enamel work at this lecture in excellent digital illustrations. The lecturer Jane Angelini runs St James’s Art Tours and specialises in the cultures of the Mediterranean world. She is also a freelance lecturer for Swan Hellenic Cruises. Visitors are always most welcome, £7 on the door with tea and biscuits afterwards and a chance to talk to the speaker. If you require any further information please contact Marjorie Blunden on 01825 723250.

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