SCARECROW COMPETITION is being held in Plumpton to raise funds for All Saints Church. Scarecrows will be displayed in front gardens for judging; entry is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. More details are available from the village stores where an entry form can be obtained.

JUMBLE SALE to raise funds for the Primary School, organised by the PTFA, is at the village hall on Saturday (September 19) at 2pm. Jumble donations will be much appreciated at the hall from 9am. Do go along at 2pm if you are looking for a bargain; with clothing at 20p each there are sure to be lots. There will also be refreshments, books, cakes, good as new and a tombola.

SUNDAY SCHOOL meets this Sunday (September 20) at 10.30am in All Saints Church Annex. All are most welcome.

HARVEST FESTIVAL The annual Harvest Lunch takes place this Sunday at 12.30pm in All Saints Church Annex. This will be a bring and share meal and everyone is welcome to attend this lunch. There will be a Harvest Festival service at East Chiltington Church on Sunday September 27 at 10.30am.

FAMILY RACEDAY is at Plumpton Racecourse on Sunday (September 20) with the gates opening at midday and the first race at 2.30pm. Admission costs Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure £18 and the Picnic Enclosure £10 on the day, with concessions for seniors, and free entry for accompanied children under 18. There is plenty for children of all ages to see and do including Jazz musicians, a funfair, face painting, laser tag, rock climbing wall and free donkey rides. At 1.10pm there will be a Retraining of Racehorses display by Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre in the Parade Ring. At 2pm there will be the “Plumpton Punters Panel” in the Winners Enclosure when former jockey Colin Brown will guide you through the day’s racing with a panel of experts. You can keep up to date with the latest information about the raceday by following the Racecourse on twitter @plumptonraces.

THE CONFRATERNITY of the Blessed Sacrament, the oldest devotional Society in the Church of England, meets each month on the third Sunday at 4pm. Their next devotional meeting will be this Sunday (September 20) at 4pm in All Saints and all are welcome to join in their prayer time.

POP-IN-PARLOUR is open on Tuesday, September 22, 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, September 23, between 1.45pm and 2.15pm.

HAPPY CIRCLE Thursday meets on Thursday, September 24, at 2pm in All Saints’ church Annexe and Paul Green from the Argus will be the speaker. Please do join in this meeting, it promises to be most interesting. For more details call Dorothy Brook on 01273 890016.

ROAD CLOSURE East Sussex County Council have advised of a temporary road closure at the Station Road Level Crossing, for a distance of 10 metres either side of the crossing, from 10pm on Friday September 25 until 6am on Monday October 12.The closure is due to Network rail carrying out maintenance works. Due to the nature of the works there will be no pedestrian access during this period; though access for emergency vehicles will be maintained. If you require any further information or have a query regarding these works do call Centurion Site Services (on behalf of Network Rail) on 01924 372957.

MODEL RAILWAY SHOW IS at the village hall on Saturday September 26 from 10.30am to 4pm. It is being held by the Trix Twin Collectors Association; being model railway enthusiasts who are interested in the collection and operation of Trix Twin, Trix Express, and Trix 00 and HO gauge electric model trains manufactured between 1935 and 1973. There will be Trix in operation and for sale. This is event will also include layouts and sales of other makes, including Hornby “0” gauge, Hornby Dublo, Triang, Grahan Farish and Trix “N” gauge. There will be a bring and buy stall; if you have any items to dispose of do take them along. Admission for adults costs £2, concessions and children £1 and a family £4. There will be refreshments provided by the Tennis Club. For more details call David Holmes on 01273 890191 or by email at

MEN’S DAYat the Tennis Club is on Sunday September 27. It will be a great day’s tennis with the chance to take on opposition both from within the club and from the surrounding area. If you wish to play contact Gareth Prosser at; if you do not have a partner the Club can find one for you. Also the Club’s Tournament Finals Night is on Tuesday September 29; there will be five finals taking place with the action starting from 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome to go along and watch some great tennis. For more details call 01273 890002.

GOOD FRUIT CROP? If you have a good crop of apples, pears or grapes and don’t want the produce to go to waste, then book the date Saturday, October 3 from midday when you will be able to take the fruits along to the village green and turn them into delicious juice. This event is instigated by the Village Action Plan and is open to all residents free of charge.

FOOTPATH SOCIETY WALK a 5¾ mile level walk, including Downs Link path and the River Adur, takes place on Sunday October 4 and starts at 10am at the car park Upper Station road, Henfield (205 163). There is the possibility of lunch in Henfield. Call Sue and Robin Akers for more details on 01273 891701or 07775423361.

NEW PRINCIPAL starts at Plumpton College next month; the Governors have appointed Jeremy Kerswell who will be replacing Des Lambert OBE, FRAgS, who is retiring after over forty years at the College; which includes fifteen years as Principal. Jeremy will take up his post on Monday October 5 and there will be a short handover period. Jeremy has extensive experience of land based colleges having worked at Brinsbury and Hadlow Colleges and currently as the Head of Cannington College, a successful land-based college in Somerset.

WALK AGAIN, with the Footpath Society, on Wednesday October 7 just meet at High Hurstwood Church (494 265) for a 10.30am start. Enjoy Holders Farm, Sweet Haws, Poundgate and lunch at the Crow & Gate. Call Gerry and Brenda Arnold on 01444 241463 or 07971732090 for more details.

NEW INFORMATION MORNING is at Plumpton College on Saturday October 10 from 9am to12.30pm for courses and careers advice.

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