Costells Wood: Many of you are probably already aware that 12 acres of Costells Wood were bought last year by a local couple whose main aim is to preserve the wood and protect it from future development. If you are interested in learning more about their plans they have set up a facebook page called ‘Costells Wood’ and a webpage http://www.costellswood.co.uk
Dementia UK: This is a special push for an event being run by Bridget Pepper in aid of Dementia UK. Bridget has organized a fundraising quiz which will be held this Saturday 20 August. The quiz will start at 8.00pm and tickets can be purchased on the night. The price of the tickets is just £3.00 per person and all the money raised will go to Dementia Uk. The quiz will be held in the clubhouse down Church Road opposite the common. Look for the sign saying ‘Jigsaw Independent Day Nursery’ and follow the path. It’s very dark so take a torch.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity: The staff at The Inn on The Green and The Queen’s Head (sister pub) are coming together to raise awareness and money for Great Ormond Street.
A team of 8 of will work together to reach their target of £3000 over the upcoming weeks and would really appreciate any donations that you would like to give them! Here is their JustGiving Page if you would like to donate
Housing Plans: Outline Planning has been lodged by Greenplan Designer Homes Ltd for 51 new dwelllings (30% affordable) on the Barns Cottage site behind the Inn on the Green (see plan). The full application and all associated documents can be viewed on the MSDC online Planning Register (enter DM/16/3119 in the Search box) where you can also make comments by the deadline of 26th August. I know it sounds obvious but don’t forget to write in if you are in support of the plans. Most comments so far seem to be negative but there are a lot serious positives that can come out of new houses being built in the village. Apart from the 30% low cost housing, it will ensure the future security of our primary school as well as supporting our local businesses and perhaps even in the long term improve the existing amenities. It is just as important to show support as well as show objections.
Inn on the Green: The next fantastic Inn on the Green quiz night is on Wednesday 7 September. The quiz starts at 8.00pm and the cost is just £2.00 per player. Exciting news is coming from the pub that they are turning into a Steak and Grill Restaurant. I shall let you all know when I hear more.
St Augustine’s Church: Anchor Cafe - The coffee shop will be closed during August and will re-open on Tuesday 6th September.
Family Support Work: The total amount of money raised for Family Support Work from the sale of teas at the Scaynes Hill Open Gardens was £240.95. Thank you to everyone who contributed for their support for FSW.
Murder Mystery Evening: Family Support Work is holding a Murder Mystery Evening on Friday 9 September at 7.30 pm in Wivelsfield Village Hall. The evening will include a Murder Mystery Drama performed by Wivelsfield Little Theatre Company and a Ploughman’s Supper followed by puddings. A bar and a raffle will be available on the night. Tickets cost £12 and are available from Jenny Walker. All proceeds from the event will go to FSW, helping to improve the lives of families in our local area.
Scaynes Hill Fruit and Vegetable Share Scheme: The Fruit and Veg Share Scheme is still running every Tuesday from 8.00am until 6.00pm outside the church. This scheme is open for everyone to join in with, whether you grow your own fruit and veg or not. If you have more than you need then please leave it on the table for others. If there is something on the table that you need then please just take it. No money is needed or exchanged.
SCAYNES HILL SOCIAL CLUB: on Saturday 20th August at 8pm there’s a quiz in aid of Dementia UK. Max 6 people per team. £3 entry per person. Prize for winning team.
On Sunday 21st August at 8pm there will be a meat bingo – a chance to win your Sunday roast. New members welcome. www.scayneshillsocialclub.co.uk
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