CRICKET this Saturday sees Plumpton in two league games starting at 1.30pm. The Ist X1 are away to Newick and the 2nd X1 have a game at home, at the King George V Playing Field, against Linden Park. For more information call Kelvin Spiers on 01273 890785.
ALL SAINTS CHURCH services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8.30am, Sung Communion at 10.30am and Evensong at 6.30pm. At 10.30am there will be Sunday School in the Church Annex. In addition at All Saints there are daily services (Tuesday to Friday) at 9am and on Saturdays at 10am.
MAYFIELD WALK is this Sunday (July 19) and all are welcome to join members of the Footpath Society at Mayfield village car park (TQ587 269) at 2pm. It will be a four mile circular walk to Cranesden Farm and across the river Rother to Moat Hill Farm. There will be the option of drinks in a pub on route. To find out more call 01273 890598.
PLUMPTON BOWMEN are holding a Have-A-Go session this Sunday (July 19) from 11am to 12.30pm at the King George V Playing Field. The group welcome beginners and archers of all levels of achievement and embrace all the styles; Compound, Recurve and Long Bow. The club has five qualified coaches to assist your development in the sport. The cost for the have-a-go session is £10 adults and £5 children. More details are available on 07544513044.
POP-IN-PARLOUR is open on Tuesday, July 21, at All Saints Church Annex from 11am onwards for refreshments including lite-bites. All are welcome to attend.
MOBILE LIBRARY will be at the village hall car park on Wednesday, July 22, between 1.45pm and 2.15pm.
YOUNG SHOTS INTRODUCTORY DAY The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) are running a Young Shots Introductory Day at Plumpton College on Thursday July 23. The day is open to all 10-18 year olds and participants will be able to try clay pigeon shooting and air rifle shooting under the expert guidance of BASC coaches. In addition there will be other activities such as gundog handling, fly casting and ferreting. The cost of the day is £25 per person which includes all tuition, clays and cartridges. Lunch is not included. To book a place call 01306 631378 or if you have any questions call Justin Clarke on 07739 499800.
HAPPY CIRCLE meets on Thursday, July 23, at 2pm in All Saints’ church Annexe. Do go along to enjoy company and a friendly chat, as you can be sure of a warm welcome.
LADIES STOOLBALL team have their last games of the season this month; two home games at the King George V Playing Field starting at 6.30pm. The first game is on Thursday July 23 against Buxted Park and the second on Tuesday July 28 against Chiddingly. For more details call Marina on 01444 246997.
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY SUMMER SHOW is on Saturday July 25 at 2pm at the village hall. All are welcome to participate by joining the Society and entering exhibits. For a Show Schedule detailing the vegetable, flower, craft and cookery classes contact Mr T Parmenter on 01273 89188. For those who have not exhibited before assistance will be given with the staging of the exhibits. All are welcome from 2pm to see the displays of summer flowers and vegetables, have a go on the tombola, enjoy refreshments and bid for produce in the auction at the end.
SUMMER CAMPS FOR JUNIORS Commencing Monday July 27 Plumpton Tennis Club will run a four day camp with time slots for different ages (leaving Wednesday free). There will be another camp at the end of August. For details contact Maria Roche on 07748 958971or the club coaches Zoard on 07424 801007 or Sorin on 07934 375248 direct.
FOOTPATH SOCIETY embark on a relatively flat four mile walk on Saturday August 1 and everyone is welcome to join them. Meet at the Windmill Pub car park, Littleworth (193 205) ready to start walking at 10.30am. The walk will pass through the Monastery at Parkminster and there is the option of a pub lunch. For more details call Gill Gamble on 01273 891218 or 07719540121.
RIVER OUSE is included in the Footpath Society walk on Saturday August 5. Meet beside the road west of Southease Swing bridge (432 055) ready to start walking at 10.30am. Then you, along with members of the Society, will walk along the bank of the River Ouse, Bullock Down, Cricketing Bottom, and have lunch at the Abergavenny Arms. The return to Southease will be via The Brooks. For more details call Bernie Kempton on 01825 722649 or Jo Taylor on 07791247025.
SUN AND MOON FESTIVAL is a small festival of around 350 people at Plumpton College from Sunday August 16 to Sunday August 23. It is a week of well-being for your mind, body and soul. The heart of the festival is the hundreds of workshops and courses you can attend. With around sixty teachers and facilitators each giving daily workshops there are a lot of amazing courses on offer. Visit http://sunandmoonfestival.com/ to find details of the courses and also events for younger people to do which include singing, football, willow weaving and circus skills. This website also has details of the costs and accommodation available. In the evenings there will be live music and entertainment and a chance to just socialise and relax. Once you are at the festival there are no extra costs to consider. All of the workshops and activities are included in the festival price and if you booked food then your three meals a day of wonderful vegan, vegetarian or organic locally-sourced cuisine are all included as well. If you would like to visit the Festival as a day visitor tickets can be bought in advance at www.eventbrite.co.uk/.
NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE The Directors of Plumpton Racecourse have announced the appointment of Kate Hills as the new Chief Executive, following the departure of Emma Santer at the end of last season. Kate worked as part of the Plumpton Racecourse team in an earlier part of her career. With nearly fifteen years at Arena Leisure and more recently Arena Racing Company Kate has widespread knowledge of all aspects of racecourse business; most recently as director of public relations and communications. Plumpton Racecourse starts its National Hunt Season, with Kate at the helm, on Sunday September 20 with a Family Fun Day.
WENDY KAIL BEQUEST The Parish Council Working Group charged with finding a suitable project to utilise the bequest has suggested several possibilities. One option was a building on the village green that could be multi-purpose providing a youth shelter, a bus shelter for pupils waiting for the morning bus and provide a bandstand to enhance village events. This project received unanimous support from the Parish Council. The Working Group has been asked to obtain costings and more detail s, including siting of the facility to minimise the risk of nuisance or annoyance to nearby residents, and then further debate and consultation will take place.
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