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HAYWARDS HEATH ROAD CLOSURE: - Balcombe Road, Haywards Heath, under the railway bridge, between Mill Green Road and Burrell Road is temporarily prohibited until 9 December 2016. This closure is necessary to allow gas main replacement works beneath the railway bridge, to be carried out safely. Emergency and Vehicular access will be maintained via the diversion route. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

PARISH COUNCILLOR Vacancy: The vacancy for a parish councillor is being filled by co-option and all interested parties are invited to apply to the Clerk with a CV on parish.clerk@btconnect.com by 20 November.

TRAFFIC: Brantridge Lane, Balcombe, near access to Bucklands, is temporarily prohibited from Tuesday 22 November 2016 for 1 day between 09:30am - 15:30pm for Carriageway Repairs (Diversion route – Brantridge Lane, High Beeches Lane, High Street, Staplefield Road, Handcross Road and vice versa).

Balcombe French Association : Come and celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau at the Half Moon on Thursday 17 November from 7.30 pm onwards! There will also be some fine, smelly French cheeses and we’re sure to have a great evening. Do come and join us and raise a glass to another new year. Call Rachel on 811478 for more details.

BALCOMBE FLOWER CLUB: Sadly the meeting on Friday 18 November will be the last meeting of the Club. Our demonstrator will be Angie Hyde and her theme is One Winter’s Day. Doors open at 7. 30 pm for an 8 pm start. We look forward to seeing our members and welcome visitors. Balcombe Flower Club was founded by Mrs Chapman and some of her friends in1970. These ladies enjoyed arranging flowers both at home and in Church. The first meeting was held in the parish rooms once a month. They started with practice evenings and then they had demonstrators to come and give them new ideas on flower arranging. Coffee mornings and other fund raising activities were held to bring money into the club. Gradually the club grew and had to move to the Victory Hall. As well as doing the church flowers they also decorated the Victory Hall stage when the gardeners had their autumn show. Membership increased to nearly 50 members, which was excellent for a small village. Over the years with the decline of members we moved back to the Parish Rooms. Visitors and some old members are coming back for our last meeting. We have had to move back to the Victory Hall. Thank you to all our members and friends who have helped with coffee mornings etc over the years. To those ladies who have helped to keep the club going this year. When the Doors close at the end of our meeting on November 18 it will signal the end of 46 years of Balcombe Flower Club.

BALCOMBE BOWLS CLUB AGM: takes place on Friday 18 November at 2.00 pm in the Bowls Club.

PAWS & CLAWS COFFEE MORNInG: takes place on Saturday 19 November from 10.00 am until 12 noon in the Parish Room. There will be refreshments, raffle, tombola and the popular Gift Stall.

BARNSTORMERS COMEDY – Comedy: is back in the Club on Saturday 19 November. There is a brilliant line-up featuring Marcus Birdman, the Scottish comic Brian Higgins and the guitar-wielding song and gag man Jonny Awsum. STOP PRESS – there will be a substitute for one of those acts - will be performing. Tickets £12 on the door or £10 in advance. Call 811226.

CINEMA: The next film in the Victory Hall is Bridget Jones’s Baby on Friday 25 November at 7.30 pm. Tickets are available from Threads at £6.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 20 November 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10.00 am Parish Eucharist and Sunday School. Wednesday 23 November 10.00 am Said Eucharist

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