CELEBRATE OLDER PEOPLE’S DAY - There will be an Afternoon Tea & Raffle event on Thursday 8 October from 2.30 – 4.30 pm in Bramble Hall. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a couple of hours catching up with your friends and/or making new ones. Find out more about Mid Sussex Older People’s Council, the Balcombe 61 Club and the Parish Council. Tell us about what’s good about living in your village and what could be better. 
There is no charge but donations for the raffle or the 61 Club on the day will be welcome. Please book a place – ring and leave a message with your phone number on 01444 242760 or email (all 50+ young at heart more mature very welcome)

SCOUT JUMBLE SALE – start sorting now because the Scouts are running a Mega Jumble Sale on Saturday 10 October from 2.00 – 3.30 pm in the Victory Hall.

NO 37 BUS ROUTE – Advance notice that the 37 bus route will change on Monday 26 October. Buses going towards Crawley will stop at Balcombe Station, then travel up Newlands, along Oldlands and turn left into Haywards Heath Road. The bus can be hailed anywhere along this route, subject to it being safe to stop. The next official stop will be directly opposite the Rectory and south bound bus stop. The route is reversed for southbound travel. The timetable is revised slightly: buses going towards Crawley will be 5 minutes later at 32 minutes past the hour; buses going towards Haywards Heath will be 4 minutes later at 17 minutes past the hour. A new timetable is being printed. A local fare will be offered for travel within the village, thus saving a walk from say the village store to Newlands.

BOWLS CLUB – On Saturday 19 September there was a Fun Day for Balcombe Bowls Club members with an Australian rules tournament. Graham Voller and Anne Foster were the winners. On Sunday 20 September Balcombe 76 Hawth 70.
On Wednesday 23 September they played the Doubles match which had been cancelled before. The Winners were Bill Jakes and Denis Clayton, the Runners Up Gerald Skinner and Peter Green.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 4 October – 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10.00 am Family Service, 6.00 pm Sung Evensong

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