BALCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY – A Parish Councillor vacancy has been created due to the resignation of Councillor Catherine Miners. Balcombe Parish Council will be filling this vacancy by co-option and electors are invited to apply for the position in writing to the Clerk - Mrs R. Robertson, Gleddoch House, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe West Sussex RH17 6LG or email submitting a CV of no more than one A4 side. Candidates must 
[a] Be aged 18 years or over and included in the Electoral Register
[b] A British subject or a Euro national
[c] Resides in the Parish or within 3 miles of its boundary
[d] Occupies land or property within the Parish
[e] Has his/her principal place of work within the Parish
Prospective candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the disqualification restrictions under Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 relating to Bankruptcy Restrictions Orders and Criminal Convictions carrying a sentence of more than 3 months imprisonment, without the option of a fine. The closing dates for applications will be 4 September 2015.

BALCOMBE CLUB LOTTO DRAW takes place on Saturday 29 August at 6.00 pm in the Club. Please note the Comedy Night scheduled for 12 September has been cancelled.

RAINFALL - July rainfall was 1.9 inches. The maximum temperature recorded in July was 89.6F / 32C on 1 July.

GARDENERS’ ASSOCIATION AUTUMN SHOW takes place on Saturday 5 September from 2.30 pm until 4.00 pm in the Victory Hall, Admission 50p adults, children free. Come and enjoy the flowers, vegetables, cakes, preserves and so on, and sit down for tea and cake to really soak up the atmosphere. At the end of the show many of the fantastic and, maybe prize-winning, exhibits are auctioned off, so look out for top quality produce at bargain prices. Entry forms should be delivered to High Trees, Oldlands Avenue by Wednesday 2 September or entries can also be made by email to The more entries we have the better the Show and you do not have to be a member of the Gardeners’ Association to enter many of the categories. If you would like to see a copy of the Yearbook 2015 please call Rosemary Robertson on 811800.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 30 August 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10 am Parish Eucharist.

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