CRICKET this Saturday sees Plumpton in two league games starting at 1.30pm. The Ist X1 are away to Lewes St Michaels and the 2nd X1 have a game at home, at the King George V Playing Field, against Pett CC. For more information call Kelvin Spiers on 01273 890785.

LINEDANCE CLASSES, with the Blue Rodeo Club, take place in the village hall every Monday morning from 10am to 11am for beginners and 11am to 12.30pm for Improvers and Intermediates. There is no need to book, just go along and have a fun time whilst getting fit. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in and interval drinks (hot and cold) will be provided. For more details call Gina on 07443425621 or email

POP-IN-PARLOUR is open on Tuesday, August 11, at All Saints Church Annex from 11am onwards for refreshments including lite-bites. Do go along for a chat and meet friends and make new ones

MOBILE LIBRARY will be at the village hall car park on Wednesday, August 12, between 1.45pm and 2.15pm.

VEGETARIAN & VEGAN COOKING Diane Page will give an illuminating talk on vegetarian and vegan cooking at the Women’s Institute meeting, in the village hall, on Wednesday August 12 at 7.30pm. Visitors will be made especially welcome. For more details call Marilyn Nye on 01273 891323.

HAPPY CIRCLE meets on Thursday, August 13, at 2pm in All Saints’ church Annexe. Please do join in this meeting as you can be sure of excellent company and a chat.

WALK on Sunday August 16 starts at 11.30am at ESCC Car Park, County Hall, Lewes (409 099). All are welcome to join the Footpath Society in a six mile circular walk to Blackcap for a picnic; with the return being via Cooksbridge and Hamsey. For more details call Clive and Sandy Washer on 01273 477336 or 07961936989.

TENNIS Plumpton Men’s Team have a league match against Amherst at the King George V Playing Field, Plumpton, on Saturday August 15 starting at 10.30am. Spectators are most welcome.

SUN AND MOON HOLISTIC AND WELLBEING FESTIVAL is a small festival taking place at Plumpton College from Sunday August 16 to Sunday August 23. If you would like to visit the Festival as a day visitor tickets can be bought in advance at‎.

PLUMPTON BOWMEN are holding a Have-A-Go session on Sunday August 16 from 11am to 12.30pm at the King George V Playing Field. The group welcome beginners and archers at 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.

FLOWER CLUB meeting this month is an afternoon tea at Owlets, Riddens Lane, Plumpton, on Wednesday August 19 from 2.30pm to 5pm. Do join them for refreshments, a tombola, bring and buy and a raffle; the cost is £3 for tea/coffee and cake. This is a relaxing way to meet members of the Flower Club and learn more about the group; particularly if you are thinking of joining them. For more information call Gill Wells on 01273 890561.

JUMBLE SALE is at the village hall on Saturday August 22 at 2pm in aid of the St Peter & St James Hospice. There will be a tombola, refreshments, good as new items, bric-a-brac, books, toys, clothes and linen. Jumble donations will be much appreciated at the hall from 9am, also tombola prizes and cakes. Alternatively donations of cakes, raffle or tombola prizes can be delivered to 33 West Gate. If you are interested in a bargain then do go along at 2pm and rummage; with clothes at 20p there are sure to be lots of good buys to be had. For more information call Sue Akers 01273 891701 or Gill Gamble 01273 891218.

CYCLING EVENT starting from Plumpton College takes place on Sunday August 23. The ride begins with a short warm-up loop, before going over Ditchling Beacon, then to Lewes towards Glyndebourne and Alfriston before looping back inland and heading for home. All routes (there are four distances to choose from, namely 19km, 48km, 96km or 144km) have stunning scenery and challenging climbs that should offer something for everyone. For details visit

SUMMER CAMPS FOR JUNIORS Plumpton Tennis Club are running a four day camp from Monday August 24 to Thursday August 27; with time slots for different ages. For details contact Maria Roche on 07748 958971or the club coach Sorin on 07934 375248.

PLUMPTON COLLEGE A group of staff from Plumpton College decided recently to ‘Donate a Work Day to Charity’ and they chose to spend the day at Chailey Heritage to help out on site. In doing so Jan Archer and her team painted the wall in the main hallway to the 16+ Department and revamped the flower beds in Dan’s Garden. The staff from Plumpton College are thanked enormously for all that they did.

PARISH COUNCIL The chairs of the committees and groups have now been decided and are Finance Paul Nicholson, Planning Catherine Jackson, Transport and Environment Nick Beaumont, Village Hall Chris Thompson, Playing Field Reg Stone, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Paul Nicholson and Leader of Policing and Communications Groups Reg Stone. Photographs of all Councillors, along with their telephone numbers and email address, are on the Parish website at Also on this site the ‘Roles of Committees’ page has been updated and terms of reference for the Village Hall Committee added.

CONGRATULATIONS to William Cranfield, an Agriculture Foundation Degree student at Plumpton College who received a Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers Farm Health Management Award along with a £500 cash prize at a presentation at the Livestock Event, at the NEC Birmingham, last month. This annual competition was open to agriculture, livestock and veterinary students from any course year including postgraduate students. It required applicants to write a 1,500 word essay on proactive farm health management demonstrating an understanding of disease costs and its financial impact together with the influence of good nutrition and the importance of collaboration between farm staff, vets and other advisors. William’s essay was judged the winner in the Agricultural College category.

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