DOG RUNS OFF WITH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN QUESTIONNAIRE – Has the dog run off with your form, is it buried on a table full of newspapers and letters, has it gone into the washing machine by accident, has it been put out for recycling but hasn’t been taken yet, are you still thinking about things? If any of these apply then you will lose out on having your say in the Neighbourhood Plan. You have until midnight 24 July to return your form to Bramble Hall on Bramble Hill or through the letterbox at Gleddoch House, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6LG. The relevant documents are available on the website or in hard copy in the Half Moon. You can email your comments to or write to Balcombe Parish Council. Please note comments may be made public. HAVE YOUR SAY.

CRICKET WEEK is now in full swing with matches every day and the bar open and hot food available in the evenings. On Friday 24 July the Cricket Club plays the Football Club. Members and non-members are only too welcome to wander down to the ground to enjoy the cricket, the beautiful views and the food and drink. In addition, on the Friday night (24 July), there will be a fireworks display in the evening and on Saturday 25 July the annual BBQ. Live music will accompany the traditional roast pig etc and tickets can be bought from Balcombe Stores, Threads, Tim Murrills, Adrian Ruzicka, Carol Dutton and other BCC members. Tickets bought in advance enjoy a price discount and so please support and treat yourselves to what should be a great evening.

CINEMA – The next film is the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel II which will be shown in the Victory Hall on Friday 24 July at 7.30 pm. The film stars Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie and Richard Gere. Tickets for this film will be £6.00. As usual, these can be purchased in advance from Threads. Demand is expected to be high – so please book early!

BALCOMBE CLUB will be holding their Lotto Draw on Saturday 25 July at 6.00 pm in the Club. There is an attendance prize so if you are there at that time you stand a chance of winning.

BALCOMBE BOWLS CLUB played Southwick Park on Saturday 18 July – Balcombe 65: Southwick Park 68. On Sunday Balcombe 48: Royal British Legion 53.

HALF MOON QUIZ takes place on Sunday at 8.00 pm teams of four.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH Sunday 26 July 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10 am Parish Eucharist and Sunday School. Wednesday 29 July 9.30 am Monthly informal meeting at the Rectory

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