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Wivelsfield

WIVELSFIELD LITTLE THEATRE: Our Autumn production is ‘Make Way for Lucia’ by John van Druton. Down on the Sussex coast, lies the quaint village of Tilling. To an outsider it would seem a quiet unassuming place. The very epitome of England and all things English.

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Plumpton

HORSTED KEYNES WALK: (four miles) this Saturday (November 17) starts at 2pm. Meet members of the Footpath Society at Horsted Keynes Village carpark (Map Ref: 384 282). For more details call Diane Ellis on 01825723716.

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Cuckfield

Craft and Vintage Market: held in the Queen’s Hall on Friday 23rd November from 9.30 to 1pm. Come and shop for unique items for the home, garden or Christmas. Coffee, tea and cakes in the café. Admission free.

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Handcross

Ian and Jane: had another successful Big Breakfast the other week when they hosted their usual social event on the morning of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Together with their guests just shy of £600 was raised through the purchase of raffle tickets and donations; over the numerous years they have been hosting this very social event they and their guests have raised around £10,000 all of which has been used to help local projects and charities. The most recent ‘purchase’ has been the two defibrillators that we now have in the village. I say ‘purchase’ because the first one was donated by the Sussex Heart Charity, the cost of fitting it to the Hardware Shop had to be funded and the second outside the Royal Oak was purchased with Handcross Residents Association funding the installation costs of this one. Thanks once again to everyone involved in getting this very important equipment installed in the village, we are very lucky to have them but hopefully there will be little if any need to use them!

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Ditchling

Ditchling film Society: Tonight (15 November) the Society is showing A Fantastic Woman. This film is about a loving, sensual relationship between Marina, a waitress and singer, and Orlando, an older man. Orlando collapses whilst making love to Marina with the result that she finds herself shut out of her former life by Orlando’s family. Director: Sebastian Lelio. Chile/Spanish. 2017. 100 mins. 15 Cert. The next film is on Thursday 6 December and is The Breadwinner. Adapted from a novel by Deborah Ellis this film is based on her interviews with girls and women in the refugee camps in Pakistan. The film is about a courageous 11 year old girl, Parvana, living under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. After the wrongful arrest of her father by the Taliban, unable to leave the house unchaperoned, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy enabling her to sell meagre goods to support her family. In parallel with Parvana’s story, the film is a history of Afghanistan, told as a fable. Director: Norah Twomey. English. 2017. 127 mins. 12A Cert. Films are shown in Ditchling Village Hall and start at 8pm. Doors open at 7.30pm. On Thursday 6 December the Society is kick-starting the Christmas season with delicious mulled wine and mince pies There is ample free parking behind the hall. Guests and temporary members are welcome for the sum of £5 payable at the door.

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Hurstpierpoint

Remembrance Sunday, 11 November: brought hundreds of people into the High Street to join the parade to the War Memorial for the service which as usual included the Two Minutes silence and the reading of the names of the 77 men whose names are recorded on the memorial, and then into Holy Trinity Church for the Remembrance Service which marked the centenary of the end of the First World War.

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Balcombe

ROAD CLOSURE REDBRIDGE LANE/HANDCROSS ROAD: Openreach are carrying out work on the network and undertaking tree cutting on the Redbridge Lane from 19 November until 28 November. The road will be closed during the day to facilitate this between Brantridge Lane and Fernbridge Cottage. Contact 0800 023 2023 for more information.

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Chailey

MUM & TODDLER GROUP: at St Peter’s Church on Chailey Green, meet every Friday from 9.30am. This is free of charge and coffee, tea and biscuits will be available. If you or anyone you know would be interested in coming along please contact the Parish Office on 01825 722286 for more details.

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Burgess Hill

BURGESS HILL ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMENS SECTION: Our Treasurer, Evelyn Clarke, advised us that the Poppy Bingo had raised a sum of £240.

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Ardingly

The Ardingly N.S.P.C.C. committee: would be very grateful for any donated items for their Christmas gift stall at the Ardingly Christmas Fair on December 1st.

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Bolney

BOLNEY HISTORY SOCIETY: More than 100 people gathered in the Rawson Hall on Saturday 10th November for the launch of the Local History Society’s latest publication “Bolney and the Great War”. Displayed in the Hall were 159 handmade poppies, one for every man from Bolney who went to war alongside handmade named crosses, one for every man who sadly did not return. Children from the Primary School read poems they had written which proved very moving. Their understanding reflected on the quality of the teaching they had received.

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Lindfield

LINDFIELD COUNTRY MARKET: at the king Edward Hall has a variety of home produced fare. Find jams and marmalades, delicious cakes and tarts as well as award winning honey.

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Hassocks

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Make a note of the up coming date of Saturday 24th November at the Adastra Hall from 10am to 12 noon.

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Balcombe

RUBBISH FREIGHTERS: Apologies to all for the late cancellation of the Rubbish Freighters on Sunday 14 October. The SERCO Risk Assessor attended first thing Sunday morning and deemed it unsafe for the vehicles to operate due to the traffic and parking associated with the St. Catherine’s Hospice Walk. We now have a provisional date for a replacement service which will be one truck only, this will be Sunday 2 December - the date will be confirmed in the next couple of weeks.

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Ansty

CARD & TABLE GAMES CLUB will be meeting on Thursday 15th November, 2-4pm, it costs £2 per person which includes a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

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Burgess Hill

Burgess Hill Heritage and History Association’s: meeting on November 9th is a talk by Ian Everest on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cyprus Hall, RH15 8DX, 8pm. Everybody welcome. Members £1, visitors £3, includes refreshments.

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Plumpton

JUMBLE SALE: is, at the village hall, this Saturday (November 10) at 2pm to raise funds for the Flower Club. This is the last Plumpton jumble sale in 2018. There will be cakes, a special Christmas tombola, toys, books, clothes, bric-a-brac and much more. There will be lots to rummage through so do go along, you may well find a bargain. Donations of jumble will be much appreciated apart from videos as these no longer sell. Please take jumble to the hall from 9am to midday.

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Handcross

Members and guests: of the Social Club enjoyed a Race Night back in September in aid of Dreams Come True Children’s Charity raising an amazing £632 on the night! Congratulations to everyone who attended and I’m sorry I haven’t mentioned your good work earlier.

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Cuckfield

Museum Talk: on Thursday 15th November, 2.30 pm, in the Council Chamber, Queen’s Hall. We are delighted to welcome back Ian Everest to give the talk that had to be postponed earlier in the year, “Tales from the Riverbank”, an illustrated glimpse of some of the less well-known aspects of life in the Ouse valley between Lewes and the sea. Areas of interest will include the agricultural, industrial, aviation, sporting and artistic heritage of the area. Muggery Pope, Mount Misery and the sport of kings – all will be explained. To book a place please phone Mike Nicholson on 01444 457448 or email events@cuckfieldmuseum.org’

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Hurstpierpoint

The Trishaw Project: ‘Cycling without Age’: You may have seen this wonderful three-wheeled vehicle taking people, two at a time, for a ride! The power assisted cycle, guided by a ‘pilot’ goes on relatively short journeys, mostly on flat ground, giving people, many of whom might find it difficult to walk that far, a very enjoyable experience. The group are looking for new pilots and also new passengers. If you would like to know more about either, please contact Bridget Hamilton on 01273 833606 or 07929 294640.

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