The BLOCKHEADS are back in the Club on Saturday 24 October after a sensational performance last year - Das ist gut, c’est fantastique!. So if you want a few Reasons to be Cheerful the Club can’t promise Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll but they will certainly deliver the latter. What a Waste if you can’t make it because you will miss the heady mix of saxophones and gravelly tones that still make this band one to watch. This year they will be supported by We Came From Wolves who were rated by BBC Scotland as “the best new band in years to come out of Scotland.” Danny Dangerously will also be supporting. Tickets are selling fast at only £18 so contact 811226 now or book online.

CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION FILM SHOW – takes place at Stone Hall on Saturday 24 October at 7.00 pm. Tickets at £17.50 from Gary on 01444 811320.

BALCOMBE CLUB QUIZ – Pam and Barrie are in the Balcombe Club on Sunday 25 October at 8.00 pm with another of their brain-teasing quizzes. Teams of four.

HALLOWEEN PARTY – the Balcombe Club has a party planned for the kids at 3.30 pm and a disco later in the evening on Saturday 31 October. There will be a Best Dressed Competition and pumpkin carving prizes on offer. The October Lotto winners will also be drawn at 6.00 pm.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY UK AND CANCER RESEARCH UK – Judy is taking bookings now for her annual Christmas card sale and stir-fry chicken and noodle lunch at Bramble Hill House near Bramble Hall on Friday 30 October. Last year 91 meals and takeaways were served so booking really is advisable, please call 01444 811600. Christmas cards will be on sale or can be ordered, and free coffee and biscuits will be available from around 10am if you only wish to browse. There will be a raffle and sales-table, any donations to either will be welcome –a superb patchwork throw made by Michelle Tracy has already been received. Please support us if you can, all profits go to the charities.

RAINFALL - September rainfall was 2.46 inches

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.

BALCOMBE VILLAGE QUIZ – Thanks to Paul Mitchell and Adele Burke for organising this annual village society and club event in the Victory Hall on Sunday 18 October with an excellent quiz from Pam & Barrie. The winning team were the Balcombe Club 2 team who were presented with the Ted Johnson Cup, the Tennis Club were a close second. Thanks to Pam and Barrie and their markers too.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 25 October – 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10.00 am Parish Eucharist and Sunday School.bolney

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