Balcombe news
Balcombe news

NEW SCOUT HUT OPENING: An opening ceremony took place last Saturday when over 100 people gathered to see a plaque unveiled naming the fabulous new building “Cai’s Cabin,” after Ceinwen Bell our Scout Leader who sadly passed away last year. Our Balcombe Group Scout Leader, Anthea, thanked all those who had contributed to the project, notably Michelle Record and Jamie Kirkman. The plaque was unveiled by Colin Field, the West Sussex Scouts County Chairman. Those present enjoyed a hog roast and campfire singing which rounded off the afternoon in true Scout fashion. (see full article and photos).

CINEMA: The next film in the Victory Hall is Florence Foster starring Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep, rated PG. It will be shown on Friday 23 September at 7.30 pm in the Victory Hall. Tickets priced at £6 are available from Threads.

CRAFT, GIFT & LOCAL PRODUCE FAIR: The next Fair will be on Saturday 24 September from 10.00 am until 2.00 pm in the Victory Hall. This month we will be supporting the Balcombe Care Group an organisation that does fantastic work in the village providing lifts for those who do not have access to a car. They will have the charity table and will be making and selling refreshments.

There will be a mixture of new and old stall holders including handmade children’s goods and soft toys, Fused Glass items, jewellery/accessories and cards and wrapping papers. Also featuring will be Usborne Books, the wonderful Neal’s Yard products, handmade doorstops, hand-knitted jumpers, polymer figures, silver/Swarovski crystals, pearls and so much more. This month there will be a chance to “Meet the Bomber Boys” with our own David Fellowes there to chat: he will also be selling books and signed prints.

Among the food stallholders will be Michelle Record with her wonderful “Game On” jellies and chutneys which recently won two 2-star Great Taste Awards 2016. The range goes with game, meat and cheese. Richard will be selling his popular sausages and other pork products. Luigi fabulous Italian products and Mary cakes and preserves. Monty Bojangles chocolates are always a favourite and they will be there too so you can stock up for Christmas or Halloween. Don’t forget the dogs – Bernie with Oscar dog food and accessories will also be represented. If you would like more information and would like to showcase your own craft idea then do call Glenda Thomson on 811462, she would love to hear from you for future Craft Fairs.

BALCOMBE CLUB: will be calling the Lotto Draw on Saturday 24 September at 6.00 pm.

QUIZ: there will be a Quiz in the Balcombe Club on Sunday 25 September at 8.00 pm. Teams of four.

PLOUGHING MATCH: Come along to Bowders Farm on Saturday 1 October from 9.00 am for the annual district ploughing match. Watch traditional ploughing methods using heavy horses and old vintage tractors competing against the large modern tractors. Ploughing finishes at 12 noon. There is also a novelty dog show (dogs must be kept on leads), terrier racing, Tug of War, mini fun-fair, and crafts/produce. You will also be able to enjoy hot food, and local ales in the Beer Tent. The other attractions include tractor rides and hedge laying. No knowledge of ploughing is required to enjoy this very traditional show. Now in its 111th year.

BALCOMBE BOWLS CLUB: The Finals Day (Club Competitions) took place on Saturday 17 September. The Doubles Cup was won by G. Voller and G. Brown, with Runners Up R. Voller and B. Lipyeat. The Consolation Cup was won by M. Foster with A. Gailbraith the Runner Up. The Veterans Cup was won by N. Simpson, Runner Up T. Foster. The Handicap Cup Winner G. Voller and Runner Up D. Clayton. The Two Wood Cup Winner G. Voller, Runner Up M. Foster. The Ladies’ Singles Cup Winner H. Lipyeat, Runner Up S. Voller. The Men’s Singles Winner P. Green, Runner Up B. Lipyeat.

On Sunday 18 September the Mac Triples Trophy was contested with the winning teams S. Voller, M. Foster and Hilary Lipyeat and A. Foster, B. Laker and T. Foster (Joint Winners).

ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 25 September 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10.00 am Parish Eucharist

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