Hurstpierpoint news
Hurstpierpoint news

PAWS & CLAWS ANIMAL RESCUE: rehoming afternoon Saturday 11 June from 2pm to 4pm. Website has details of just some of the cats available needing a new home, but please phone before you visit 01444 457758 to check. The cattery is at Sayers Common, south of the village sign on the left when coming from Hurstpierpoint.

FUNDRAISING NIGHT OF SPECTACULAR MUSIC: for St Peter and St James Hospice on Saturday 11 June at 7.30pm, Holy Trinity church. Maria Jones and soloists from the Royal Opera House are coming for one very special night of opera, jazz, musicals and poetry. Tickets £12 with a glass of wine, concessions £10, from Mishon Mackay or The Help Point in Burgess Hill.

VILLAGE PARTY: Sunday 12 June 1.30pm to 5.30pm. Hurst swings into party mode to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday, closing the High Street for fun, food and entertainment and opening private gardens for viewing. All proceeds from the day will be donated to St Peter and St James Hospice, which we are lucky to have near to us and where a lot of wonderful care is given.

Be ready to enjoy face painting, BBQ, chlidrens’ games, open mic on the green, bell ringing, raffle, plant stall, cake stall, hog roast, food stalls, ice cream, Mama Ghanoushe, pizza van, choir, street entertainers, dance performance from St Lawrence, disco, celebrity appearance from Stephen from Goggle Box, a Hurst exclusive, and prepare the paints and crayons to enter the Popinin in the High Street’s, portrait of The Queen competition or the fancy dress contest to be the Prince and Princess of the day.

ALSO: there will be many and varied gardens open across the village from Randiddles to the church end of Cuckfield Road. Some will be offering refreshments, a chance to sit and enjoy tea and cake amongst the flowers. Entry is £5 per person payable at the first garden, children under 14 free. As there is no parking available a hop-on hop-off bus shuttle service will be available around the garden trail. With some good weather this should be a wonderful village day, not to be missed by anyone. In fact invite friends and family along! Indeed The Twinners have French guests from St Martin de Boscherville, with whom Hurst is twinned, coming over for the weekend.

ENJOY FLOWER ARRANGING?: Holy Trinity needs to recruit more helpers to arrange the flowers in church, to continue to provide floral displays. It is not time consuming nor is proven ability a prerequisite as all the present helpers started with just their enthusiasm. Contact June Kentsley at the monthly coffee mornings, or at the Community shop on Tuesday mornings or on Sundays at the 9.45am service.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN WHAT HAPPENS IN HURST: and do something worthwhile? The Parish Council has one vacancy for a new Councillor in the Hurstpierpoint ward. This will be a co-opted post, on a voluntary unpaid basis but the Councillor will have the same responsibilities and powers as elected members and will be in post until May 2019. You would be expected to attend 2 or 3 evening meetings each month. There will be a small informal workshop held on Tues 14 June at 7 - 8 pm in the Hurstpierpoint Village Centre on Trinity Road. Go along and hear from several of our current Councillors about their experiences - they will be there to answer your questions. For more information, please contact the Parish Council office on 01273 833264 or email on

KNIT AND NATTER: The ‘Knit and Natter’ group will be demonstrating some of their skills throughout the morning on Saturday 18th June at Holy Trinity Church from 10-12 o’clock. This village group meet regularly to work on their various craft projects, producing some amazing items some of which may be on sale on the day. Coffee, cakes, and a variety of stalls available throughout the morning. Free Admission and everyone is very welcome.

OUTING: by the Hurstpierpoint Historical & Geographical Society to Newtimber Place on Saturday 18 June. A tour of the house by the owner is followed by a cream tea. Contact the Chairman Bill Kent on 01273 832280 or if you wish to go, some places available.

HORTICULTURAL SUMMER SHOW AND GARDENALIA SALE: is coming with the Hurst society putting on its show on Saturday 18 June in the Village Centre. There will be the usual flower, fruit, vegetable, cookery and children’s exhibits, plus a sale of interesting antique and vintage garden items. Home made cake and tea all afternoon and ending with the famous grand auction. If you wish to take part, seasoned exhibitor or wanting to try your hand at it pick up the show schedule from Gibsons in the High Street. Contact is Kathy Green

CREAM TEA GARDEN PARTY :in aid of the RNLI on Sunday 19 June 2.30pm to 4.30pm at Blue Haze, 50, Hurst Road, Hassocks. Cream tea £5, plus a raffle and sale of cakes, produce and Lifeboat souvenirs. Contact Jo Kaddish 07808 5722215 or

HURST HASSOCKS & DITCHLING U3A: have a talk on Hops, Oast Houses and Old Sussex Breweries by Brian Braby in the Village Centre at 2pm on Monday 20 June. Open to members and non-members alike, so if interested make a note in your diary.

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