I have been producing this column for The Middy since May 2013, but the time has come for me to move on. Next week will be my final column, so I am therefore looking for someone who will be able to gather information of the local events going on in Hassocks and send the details by email on a weekly basis to The Middy. If you think this is something you could do, then please contact Colin Jenner at the Mid Sussex Times by email at colin.jenner@jpress.co.uk who will happily talk you through what is required. It isn’t time consuming, but does need a weekly commitment.

The Royal British Legion Women’s Section will be meeting today (Thursday) at 3.00pm in the Royal British Legion Clubhouse, Woodlands Road, Hassocks for a Christmas Tea.

The ‘THE ‘MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS’ takes place on Saturday 12th December at the Adastra Hall in Keymer Road, when Friends and Neighbours host an afternoon of Christmas carols and songs (a little entertainment too) from 2.30pm until 4.30pm. Ticket at just £2.50, including refreshments, are now on sale at Pavilion Electrics in Keymer Road, or by ringing 01273 845291. This is always a friendly and enjoyable occasion and, to add to the excitement, there will be a Grand Christmas Raffle. Please come along and join us for a festive and enjoyable couple of hour.

On Sunday 13th December, Friends and Neighbours will be in the GREYHOUND INN, Keymer from 12.00noon to 2.00pm for Two hours of Christmas songs and Carols. Please come along and join in enjoy this popular annual event.

Hassocks Field Society will be meeting on Monday 14th December in Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, at 7.45pm. for a Christmas Meeting with Seasonal Refreshments and Guest Speaker. Visitors Welcome. £2.00

Your local District Councillors will be holding a surgery in the Parish Centre, Adastra Park next Thursday, 17th December, from 2.00pm to 3.00pm. If you have any concerns on local issues, your District Councillors are ready to listen and offer assistance and advice. No appointments are necessary.

If you would like details of your organisations events published in this column, please email details to hassocks.info@btinternet.com, or leave a message (voice or text) on 07889 141136. Items for inclusion should be received no later than 10 days prior to the date of publication.

Further details of many more events in the area can also be found at www.hassocksandhurstpierpoint.info

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