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Ansty

ANSTY GARDEN CLUB: will be meeting in the Village Hall on Wednesday 31st May, 7.45 for 8pm, when David Litton will be talking about Conservatory and Patio Gardening, visitors are very welcome.

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Wivelsfield news

Wivelsfield

Wivelsfield Life: on Facebook: Wivelsfield life and twitter: @wivelsfieldlife

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Chailey news

Chailey

PLANT SALE: will be at the forecourt of the Horns Lodge this Saturday (May 20) from 10am to midday. As the sale is being organised by the Horticultural Society there will be excellent summer bedding, tomato plants, vegetable plants, perennials and much more. For more information call Peter Estcourt on 01273 400791.

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Plumpton news

Plumpton

CRICKET: sees Plumpton & East Chiltington CC in two league games this Saturday (May 13). The First XI are home (King George V Playing Fields, Plumpton) to Fletching and the Second XI are away to Alfriston. Both games start at 1.30pm. For more information about the Cricket Cub contact Charlie Wycherley on 07912 935889 or at charles@wycherleys.co.uk.

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Hurstpierpoint news

Hurstpierpoint

40th BIRTHDAY OPEN DAY: for Paws & Claws animal rescue charity on Saturday 20 May from 2pm to 4pm at the Rescue Centre, Coombe Down, Sayers Common, BN6 9HZ, free admission. Back in 1977 a group of friends started rescuing cats in the Haywards Heath area, with little money and looking after animals in their spare bedrooms and garden sheds, until new homes could be found for them. Gay Brook Kennels at Goddards Green made some space available for the expanding work and finally after 28 years a property was bought at Sayers Common for a purpose built Rescue Centre. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Paws & Claws working in Mid Sussex, which will be celebrated with this Open Day. A great afternoon’s outing is in store, to see the cats but also with plenty of stalls to browse; plants, gifts, bric a brac, books, (do say hello as I will be manning this stall) DVDs, toys, jigsaws, animal items, tombolas, and big raffle. Enjoy tea and homemade cake listening to the live music of the Raye du Val Jazz Duo. Good weather expected but the website can be checked, www.pawsandclaws-ars.org.uk.

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Ardingly news

Ardingly

Scarecrow Festival Week: Close Event. Friday 19th at Ardingly Inn

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Balcombe news

Balcombe

NEARLY NEW TABLE TOP SALE: there is a nearly new sale in the Victory Hall on Saturday 20 May from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. If you would like to sell your “once loved items” call Nicky on 811708. Tables are £12 with sellers keeping 100% of their profit. Free admission with refreshments available. Booking fees will go towards the cost of renewing the lighting in the Victory Hall.

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Ditchling news

Ditchling

The Rude Mechanicals: at 7.30pm on Wednesday 28 June on Ditchling Village Green. Popular Rude Mechanical Theatre is back in Ditchling with a brand new play with live music called The Commercial Traveller - funny, romantic and moving. It is London in 1924 and rich, powerful tycoon and former East End barrow boy, Sir Arthur Cattermole is unhappy. His son, Gerald, whom he has spent his hard-earned brass on educating him at Eton, is in love with the girl next door, the beautiful Isabelle and daughter of a hard-up doctor, Cornelius Truss. Sir Arthur sends Gerald off to Africa leaving the young lovers heartbroken. After a year with no news form Gerald, Isabelle is convinced her lover has found someone else and decides to become a nun. To tell you any more about the play would spoil the plot. So do come along to the Village Green and see what happens in this moving and funny play. Tickets are available from the Village Post Office and the Company ‘s website - www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk. Adults £16, Seniors £15, Students £12, Children £9 and Families £40. Picnics welcome from 6pm. Please do bring along chairs and rugs.

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Handcross news

Handcross

Parish Council: Don’t forget this evening the Parish Council are hosting the Annual Parish Meeting in the Pavilion; refreshments will be served from 7 pm and the meeting will start at 7.30pm. This is the meeting when the Chairman of the Parish Council gives his report for the last year and tells us what is planned for 2017; no doubt something will be said about the Neighbourhood Plan and the progress to date following the exhibition last month. There are also reports from the various subcommittees as well so it is a meeting that is worthwhile attending; there is also an opportunity to ask questions or raise queries at the end of the meeting on anything that has been said or that you generally have concerns about.

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Lindfield news

Lindfield

Country Market: Every Thursday from 10-11.15am in the King Edward Hall.

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Cuckfield news

Cuckfield

Concert: For the June lunch time concert on Friday, 2nd June in Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield, Neil Jenkins, the international tenor, will be giving a talk and singing some of the songs that John Beard premiered during his career entitled - ‘ “Where’er you walk”, the story of Handel’s favourite Tenor: John Beard’. John Beard was England’s first great tenor, who created all the oratorio roles that Handel wrote for the tenor voice. Neil has recently been giving this talk and singing songs accompanied by Gary Branch at the Handel House Museum in London. The concert starts at 1.00 but soup will be served from 12.30.

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Scaynes Hill

Flower Show: The annual Village Flower Show and Plant Sale will be on Saturday 1st July this year. As there have been one or two enquiries already about the Classes to be specified the organisers are making the Schedule available now so that entrants can start preparing their prize entries as early as possible. The schedule for the prize categories can be downloaded now from http://scayneshill.webplus.net/

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Richard Stevens

Your news: Dad completes epic race across the Sahara Desert

A dad from Haywards Heath is back home safely after completing the Marathon des Sables - reputedly the toughest footrace on Earth.

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Lindfield news

Lindfield

Haywards Heath Ceramics Group: Today, Thursday 11th May, the Group holds its monthly meeting with a talk on “ Paintings on Pottery in Italy” by Dinah Reynolds. Dinah is an authority on British ceramics and is an accomplished lecturer and writer. She has worked for several years on the Ashmolean Museum’s Collections. Lecture in the Studio, Clair Hall at 10.35am. Doors open at 9.45am with coffee served till 10.20am. Non-members are very welcome by prior arrangement with the membership secretary. (01444 483372 or 414477.)

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Ansty news

Ansty

BOARD & CARD GAMES CLUB: will be meeting on Thursday 18th May, 2pm to 4pm, the cost is £2 per person, which includes a cup of tea and a slice of cake, please contact Maureen on 413061 for venue details, everyone is welcome.

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Plumpton news

Plumpton

PLUMPTON COLLEGE OPEN DAY: in association with the Sussex Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, takes place this Saturday (May 13) from 10am to 5pm. Entry is £7.50 and free for those aged under 16. Take the whole family along and enjoy demonstrations from students, loads of attractions, children’s activities, local food and crafts. For more information about the event call 01273 890454 or visit www.plumpton.ac.uk.

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Hassocks

Art Trail: For the first year ever, Hassocks has an Art Trail under the main Brighton Open Houses festival and venues taking part are:-Danny House, Hurstpierpoint - Stephanie Smart, Sue Collins - 4 Clayton Avenue, Hassocks, Edward Budding Gallery at Heritage Centre, Southdowns Garden Centre.

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Cuckfield news

Cuckfield

In the past the Attic Art Club: has exhibited in Cuckfield.. This year, as part of Brighton and Hove Arts Trail, it is to be held in,Ditchling Village Hall from 19th to 21st May. It is supporting Dame Vera Lynn’s Children’s Charity. Dame Vera and her daughter, Virginia , are kindly lending the Club a couple of their paintings during the exhibition.

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Ardingly news

Ardingly

ST. PETER’S CHURCH: Sunday 14th May. 8.00am Morning Prayer (BCP). 10.15am Holy Communion (CW)

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Handcross news

Handcross

The Annual General Meeting: of the Parish Hall Management Committee was short and sweet last week! It was a shame that more people didn’t attend as when there was a threat of the Hall closing, a lot of people were up in arms but it appears such support was sadly short lived. However, having said that, it seems that we will have the use for one or two years more. The Committee is still hopeful that a lease may be forthcoming and any such lease will be given to the Slaugham Parish Community Land Trust who in turn are expected to appoint a Management Committee to be responsible for the day to day management of the Hall in much the same way as the Hall has been run and looked after in the past 100 years or so. Should there be any developments or news in respect of a lease or anything else that might have a bearing on the future use of the Hall, I will let you know.

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