The Attic Art Club Original Art Fair: 25th. November to 27th. November at The Queen's Hall, High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5EL. Opening Times : Friday, 25th. Nov. 12noon - 8p.m. Drinks and nibbles from 6p.m. Saturday 26th. / Sunday 27th. November 10a.m. - 5p.m. Refreshments available. Proceeds donated to charity

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 11:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 9:26 am
Cuckfield news

Christmas Lunch and Party - Friday, 2nd December.: If you are over 65 and a resident of Cuckfield, The Independent State of Cuckfield invites you to the annual Christmas Party in the Queen’s Hall at 12:30pm. . If you would like to take advantage of this amazing offer, or you know someone who would, then please contact Sarah Galbraith-Gibbons on 01444 457475 or e-mail [email protected] Please note that numbers are limited so places are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

The Independent State of Cuckfield: Mayor’s Election & Procession Results. Congratulations to Wilf Knighton for becoming Mayor of The Independent State of Cuckfield by receiving the most one penny votes at the recent election. This year was the 50th anniversary of The Independent State of Cuckfield, and to mark this occasion there were 50 fantastic candidates taking part in the election. Full result: Wilf Knighton 870,559 votes; Leanne Knapman 774,808; Evelyn Stenning 283,582; Sue Selby 113,233; Chris Bunning 46,610; Steve O-P 41,444; Tina Heath 15,140; Claire Flagg 15,002; Liz Woods 15,002; Richard Woods 15,002; Chris Woods 15,001; Luke Bohana 12,696; Nick Rowe 12,123; Jane Swain 11,600; Michael “Mudge” Smith 10,025; David Birch 5,576; Jimmy Stakim 5,001; Roy Candfield 5,001; Paul Leppard 5,000; Vicky Parke 4,141; Jan Atkinson 4,020; Dean Harding 4,000; Dave Edwards 3,646; Ken Gregory 3,122; Alan Walker 3,022; Doreen Gregory 2,214; Annie Rees 2,000; Heather Gover 1,255; Ted Murphy 1,201; Paul Moores 1,001; Jo Murphy 1,000; Harriet Sheldon 755; Debbie Schlup 625; Tina Blackburn 505; Nicky Lawrence 500; Darren Woodford 300; Gary Atkinson 200; Gareth Knapman 150; Carol Grant 100; Mark Grant 100; Matt Buck 100; Rob McPhilemy 100; Jordan Lee 5; Mike Schlup 1. We would also like to thank Andrew Leask; Lee Sadler; Malcolm Charman; Michael Maine; Ross Bradshaw and Simon Bourk for standing as candidates in this year’s election.

The total raised of just over £23,000 is a record, and will be distributed by The Independent State of Cuckfield to organisations, charities and groups based in Cuckfield and the surrounding area. The Independent State of Cuckfield would like to thank all 50 candidates, their supporters and everyone who contributed to their collections together with everyone who was involved in such a successful 50th anniversary celebration of this event.

The results of the procession “best entry” competition were: 1st Orchard House; 2nd Singing Allsorts; 3rd Holy Trinity School PTA, with this year’s special prize going to Holy Trinity Sunday’s Cool..

Cuckfield Evening WI: held its AGM on October 18th at its new venue of Cuckfield Baptist Church. It was presided over by Evelyn Stenning. There were reports by Evelyn and Marion Davison on the activities of the Institute over the past year. Dawn Hall read her Financial Statement and Janine Watts was elected President. A bursary was won by Marion for a course at Denman College. Cheese and wine was served. We will be decorating a Christmas tree for the tree festival in December in the Church. The September meeting , the first one in our new venue, was a very interesting one. Sarah Oldfield talked about Marianne North, whose paintings can be seen at Kew. For further details please contact Marion on 01444 455939.

The annual Christmas Tree Festival: will be held in Holy Trinity Church on 9th December until 11th December. There will be 78 trees, all decorated by local schools, charities, groups and businesses, on display from 11.30 am. However, on Friday 9th the festival opens at 7.30 to coincide with the Street Festival. On 11th December there is a carol service amongst the trees that starts at 6.00. Entrance to the display is £4 and all proceeds go to the Mid Sussex Branch of Parkinson UK.

The Annual Christmas Street Festival: in the High Street, organised by Cuckfield Parish Council is on Friday 9th December, between 6:00 - 8:00 hours. It will coincide with Holy Trinity Church Christmas Tree Festival preview evening at 7.30. There will be street stalls, shops will be open, children fancy dress competition, Irish Dancers and festive music from Mid Downs Radio along with Baptist Church choir. The marching bugle band will open proceeding as it heads of down the street from the roundabout, so come and join us for a fun evening, it will be snowing!

Cuckfield Museum’s display: ‘Full Steam Ahead!’ celebrating the 175th anniversary of the coming of the railway to Haywards Heath, will end on Dec 10th at 12.30pm when we close for our winter break. Don’t miss it! Opening hours Wed, Thurs and Fri 10-12.30pm and Sat 10-3pm. More information at’

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