COMMUNITY SHOP will be closed for its one week’s holiday, from Saturday 1st August reopening on Monday 10th August. For the rest of the summer pop in for very reasonably priced childrens’ toys, books and jigsaws and a big choice of paperbacks at 30p for your holiday reading.

FESTIVAL HELP NEEDED The festival this year begins on Saturday 12th September and ends with a big party on Saturday 26th. To ensure all events are as enjoyable as possible for everyone the committee needs lots of help. During the festival help is needed to set up the different venues, and varied tasks like taking tickets, greeting and seating, serving behind the bar and clearing up afterwards. Also people to deliver the brochures round the area. If you think you could offer some time to assist contact Stephanie or Ray Traynor at

HIGH STREET CLOSURE You will have received leaflets through your doors regarding this. The August timing is judged quieter and less disruptive, avoiding school traffic. Apart from not being able to drive through, the shops and traders are open as usual, and the traffic free environment might be a pleasant novelty. For the bus users, the position of the temporary bus stop to replace the one in the High Street was still being discussed at the time of going to press, and will be available from the Parish Office as soon as they are known.

HURST AFTERNOON CLUB on Tuesday 4th August is going Gongoozling at 2.15pm at the Village Centre. If this is something new to you then that is a good reason to go along and find out about it. All are welcome and the speaker is Neil Sadler. To ensure the continuation of the club more committee members are needed. Just a few spare hours a month, not a big commitment, so that this interesting and social afternoon that benefits so many can carry on. Contact Pam on 01273 831705 or e-mail

RNLI OPEN GARDEN By popular demand, the colourful and individual garden at 15 Orchard Way (BN6 9BU) which opened during the recent Hurstpierpoint Open Garden day, is again available to visit on Sunday 9th August from 2pm to 5pm. Wander around this plantsman’s garden and enjoy the grasses and plants, particularly those which were not yet in flower before. The entry fee is being donated by the owners to the RNLI.

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