BALCOMBE FETE: Saturday 11 July from 12 – 5.00 pm in the Recreation Ground and then again in the evening from 7 – 10.30 pm. Come along for a fabulous day out at the Fete. Many of our local organisations and clubs will be represented and this is an important fund-raising day for them so they will welcome your support. Get busy thinking about what you can enter for the Flower and Craft Show – if you have lost your flyer then you can see the categories in Balcombe Stores or in the Parish Magazine. There will be demonstrations and displays, lots of stalls, classic cars, sing-a-long, beer tent, Balcombe Scouts with their BBQ food, tug-of-war, dogs, Pimms and much much more. Announcing! ‘A voyage round my bedroom’ A journey, in a bedroom, in a glass box, in a field. A totally interactive performance that will delight and entertain all (courtesy of Applause Outdoors). Programmes with details are available from Balcombe Stores. In addition there will be live music in the evening with the Brighton band Two Choices and pulled pork as the hot food on offer at night. Finally, the Grand Draw has some superb prizes, including an Ockenden Manor Surprise, Family Portrait Session with Alan Wright, £100 cash donated by Airtech, Two tickets for “Only Fools and Three Courses” at Highley Manor, Ridgeview Wine Tasting Tour for Two, and Cricket Club BBQ tickets. So don’t forget to drop your ticket stubs off at Balcombe Stores, or buy some on the day.
The HALF MOON: are offering BBQ food from 11.00 am until 6.00 pm on Saturday 11 July. They have a new French Chef so check out the menu and pop in for a warm welcome and lunch or dinner from Wednesdays through to Sundays. Look out for the specials board.
DEDICATION OF NEW ALTAR FRONTAL: On Sunday 12 July at 3.00 pm the Archdeacon of Horsham, Fiona Windsor, will dedicate the new altar frontal designed and made by Paul Milton. All are invited to the ceremony which will be followed by tea and cake.
BASTILLE DAY: The Balcombe French Association are celebrating Bastille Day at the Half Moon on Tuesday 14 July at 7.30 pm which is a change from their normal Thursday slot. They’ll provide some light-hearted and informative entertainment on this all-important day for French liberty, and there will be plenty of time to chat and share experiences of French celebrations - or of guillotines if that is your preference. All are welcome and there is no charge for this event.
BALCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: takes place on Wednesday 15 July at 8.00 pm in Bramble Hall.
PARISH MAGAZINE COPY: is due in on Wednesday 15 July.
BALCOMBE’S NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: is out for public consultation until midnight 24 July. The documents are available on the balcombeparishcouncil.com website or in hard copy in the Half Moon. You can email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Balcombe Parish Council, Gleddoch House, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6LG. Please note comments may be made public. Questionnaires will be coming to every household so complete and return to have your say.
ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 12 July 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10 am Parish Eucharist and Sunday School, 3.00 pm Dedication of New Altar Frontal (see above). Wednesday 15 July 10.00 am Said Eucharist, 2.00 pm Play & Praise
BALCOMBE BOWLS CLUB: On Saturday 4 July six teams including Balcombe took part in the Jubilee Cup. They were Hawth, Handcross, Haywards Heath & Beech Hurst, Burgess Hill and West Hoathly. The winners were Burgess Hill Bowls Club. On Sunday 5 July the results were Balcombe 54: Haywards Heath & Beech Hurst 60.
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