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Handcross

Help at Hand’s Annual General Meeting: was attended by the usual faces; it was a shame not to see many new faces but it was nice to catch up with everyone. Despite there having been a fall in the number of trips booked last year (241 compared to 273 in 2017) it had been a good year with a small surplus made during the year. This was a result of donations received from users and drivers as well as profits from the Cream Tea last summer – thanks were once again said to Linda Boustead for baking all the scones and to Ian for donating the cream and jam. Ian also thanked Les and Christina from the Hardware Shop for being the first point of contact for anyone who needs to make use of the services of Help at Hand – by calling the Shop, they are able to provide contact details of the daily duty officer who will then be able to find a driver to take you wherever you need to go. He went on to say that as a result of last year’s meeting, three new duty officers were recruited whilst one had informed him of their intention to stand down after some 20 years of service. He confirmed that the number of drivers currently on the books was adequate but it would be helpful if they could recruit a couple more to ensure cover should anyone be unavailable due to holiday or illness. A request was made for a volunteer to join the Committee – not an onerous task as they only hold a couple of meetings a year, usually before the AGM and again ahead of the summer’s Cream Tea, along with helping out on the day of the Cream Tea. The current Committee was re-elected on bloc and a member of the public agreed to join them, which was welcomed. The date of the Cream Tea was announced: Saturday, 13 July between 3pm and 5pm in the Parish Hall as usual. A request was made for donations to the raffle – a sure way to boost profits on the day! If you would like to donate a prize, please get in touch with Ian on 400763. Finally, Ian mentioned that Help at Hand did have some funds available to help any local organisation or club that could benefit from an injection of cash to help them in the short term, for example to replace a piece of equipment or to help fund an outing for members. If you know of any such need, not just in Handcross, they would be happy to help anyone in the Parish, ie Pease Pottage, Slaugham or Warninglid, get in touch with Ian and he will discuss it at the next Committee meeting.

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Cuckfield

Cuckfield Parish Council Meetings: on 25th April in the Council Chamber, Queen’s Hall. Planning at 7.30pm followed by Finance at 8.15pm

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Plumpton news

Plumpton

JUMBLE SALE: Takes place at the village hall on Saturday April 27 at 2pm to raise funds for the Honeybees Preschool. Donations of jumble will be much appreciated. Please take donations of jumble and cakes to the hall from 9am to midday. There will be a tombola, toys, books, clothes, bric-a-brac, cakes and much more. There will be lots to rummage through so do go along, you may well find a bargain. Entrance costs 50p, with children free.

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Bolney news

Bolney

Easter Services: at the Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene - Good Friday 2pm Liturgy for Good Friday; Easter Day 10am Breathing Space family Eucharist.

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Hurstpierpoint news

Hurstpierpoint

Regular events in the Village Centre: I thought this might be a useful list – copied from the What’s On page of Hurst Life: Sunday afternoon 2 pm to 4.30 pm, Tea Dance, nearly every Sunday. Sunday, 9.30 to 10.30, Weight Watchers, in the Club Suite. Monday, 9.30 to 11.30, The Sanctuary. Weekly during term time – a welcoming place where friendships can form over coffee and cake. Tuesday, 3.30 pm to 5 pm. Yellow Brick Lab, term time. Second Tuesday, 2 pm to 4 pm. Knit and Natter. Third Tuesday, 7.45 pm, Club Suite Wolstonbury WI. Friday, from 6.45 pm weekly, Star Dance School.

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Burgess Hill

Charity Quiz Night: on Thursday 23rd May, 7.30pm for 8.00pm Start at The Woolpack, Howard Avenue, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 8TS.

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Ansty

CARD & TABLE GAMES CLUB: will be meeting today 18th April from 2-4pm, please call 01444 413061 for venue details.

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Ardingly news

Ardingly

The Ardingly Cricket Club Winter nets: will be on Thursdays at Ardingly College from 7.30 to 9.30 pm

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Ditchling news

Ditchling

Ditchling Downs WI: at the April meeting Barbara Ehlers spoke about her work as a Silversmith. Barbara has a studio on Ditchling Common where she makes sterling silver jewellery and gifts. She explained that silver is claimed to be antibacterial and used to be regarded as a symbol of wealth, hence the expression, born with a silver spoon in the mouth. Barbara explained the history of hallmarks and their origins and emphasised that when cleaning silver only soft cloths should be used and to not rub too hard especially with silver plated objects. On show were many of Barbara’s beautiful items. The next meeting is on Tuesday 7 May, 7.00 for 7.30pm when Heather Hook is talking about Alaskan Adventures and Meeting Grizzly Bears. Meetings are held at the Old Meeting House, The Twitten, Ditchling. Guests are very welcome to attend up to three meetings before becoming a member. A donation of £4 is suggested.

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Balcombe news

Balcombe

TIGGERS PRE-SCHOOL BUNNY HUNT: takes place on Saturday 20 April from 10 – 2.00 pm in the Parish Room and Recreation Ground. This is a fund-raising event which involves picking up a sheet from the Parish Rooms between 10.00 am and 12 noon and setting out for a trip around the Recreation Ground to find all the bunnies. After that you pop back to claim your prize and refresh yourselves with a hot drink and a piece of cake. It is just £1.50 per child (Under 1s free).

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Chailey news

Chailey

MUM AND TODDLER GROUP: At St Peter’s Church, on Chailey Green, meets 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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Handcross news

Handcross

It is that time of the month: again for those of you who like to knit and natter! The group will be meeting this afternoon, Thursday, from 2.30pm in Dudley House, next door to the Hardware Shop. Light refreshments will be provided for a suggested donation of, I think, about £2 which is very reasonable for a cup of tea and a slice of cake! More details can be had from Christina in the Shop.

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Balcombe news

Balcombe

BALCOMBE CLUB: On Saturday 13 April Shola Kaye brings Diana Ross to the Victory Hall stage – a fantastic night of Motown for everyone to dance to. Tickets £10 in advance, £14 on the night. See in Club for details, or on the website.

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Hurstpierpoint news

Hurstpierpoint

Hurstpierpoint Players: regrets that owing to cast illness the production of Rope has had to be postponed. This show will now run from Tuesday 30 April until Saturday 4 May. All tickets purchased for the original dates are now being refunded in full (cash purchasers should call at the Box Office with their tickets). Customers who would like to buy tickets for the same seats on the same day of the week (30 April-4 May) should contact the Box Office before Monday 8 April. Customers not wishing to re-book do not need to take any further action. Tickets for the new dates will go on open sale on Monday 8 April. Rope, is by Patrick Hamilton and directed by Jo Kearns. For the sake of adventure, danger and the ‘fun of the thing’ Wyndham Brandon persuades his weak-minded friend to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate. They place the body in a chest and then invite people to a supper party using the chest as the dining table.

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Bolney news

Bolney

Reminder: The mobile refuse freighter for household and garden rubbish will be at the Rawson Hall car park on Sunday April 14 between 10 - 12 noon. This is now funded by the Parish Council so please use this service as it will only take place if well used.

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Ardingly news

Ardingly

The Ardingly Cricket Club: Winter nets will be on Thursdays at Ardingly College from 7.30 to 9.30 pm

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Lindfield

Lindfield Preservation Society: Wednesday 17th April at 2.30pm in the King Edward Hall, Annual General Meeting followed by presentation of the First Lindfield Conservation and Design Awards and an Illustrated Talk on “Art Nouveau Architecture” by Ian Gledhill. In 2019 the Society is introducing a Conservation and Design Awards programme and the first awards will presented to recipients after the AGM. This will be followed by a talk looking at the highly decorative style of Art Nouveau Architecture and the influence the style had in countries including Britain, Austria and America.

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Cuckfield

MUSICFEST: Online booking for the Cuckfield Music Festival (15th – 23rd June) opens on 15th April, either direct from www.ticketsource.co.uk/cuckfieldmusicfestival or via the Festival website at www.cuckfieldmusicfest.co.uk The printed brochure for the Music Festival is also dropping on doormats this month, and can also be viewed by going to info@cuckfieldmusicfest.co.uk

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Burgess Hill

BURGESS HILL WI ON THE MOVE: Burgess Hill Martlets WI (BHMWI), one of the biggest in West Sussex is changing premises and meeting days. With effect from April their meetings will change from the first Tuesday to the second Monday in the month. At the same time they will be moving from the Kings Church to Woodland Mead.

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