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Lindfield

COUNTRY MARKET: Lots of plants now available. With the better weather gardeners, pop in and see the huge range from tomato and veg plants to all you need for a beautiful display.

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Handcross

Neighbourhood Plan: Please accept my apologies if you had wanted to attend the next NHP meeting, there was a meeting last week despite my saying it didn’t look like there would be! I only discovered that it would be going ahead on Monday, too late to amend my column. Needless to say there weren’t many there (only me!) but it was interesting and informative. Everything is on track and it is expected that the Plan will be submitted to Mid Sussex District Council in the next few weeks and by doing this we are on the way to being able to vote on the Committee’s hard work and, as far as possible, limiting the amount of development that might happen not only in the village but the parish as a whole and I’m sure I am not alone in thinking that this can’t happen soon enough! It was mentioned at the meeting that there is yet another developer wanting to further increase the number of homes in Pease Pottage as well as Handcross; keep an eye on the notice board outside the Spar Shop early next month to see if they appear on the agenda for the next Planning Committee meeting (should be the first Thursday in June) if you wish to object to either or both of these applications if they are listed.

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Ardingly

To all residents: young and old who have taken the time to participate in Ardingly’s ‘safer streets week’ by creating a magnificent selection of scarecrows, a BIG THANK YOU, they are all superb.

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Plumpton

ZUMBA WITH LUCY: takes place every Wednesday at the Scout Hut from 7pm to 7.45pm. It is a fun, friendly class suitable for all abilities. Classes are £5 pay as you go with a weekly raffle to win a free class. No need to pre-book you can just arrive and join in. For more information contact Lucy at zumba_lucy@outlook.com.

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Hurstpierpoint

One of the themes of Hurst Festival is ‘Peace’: to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. The War Cabinet met at Danny to work out the terms of the Armistice and the Festival has commissioned a play to mark this event when Hurstpierpoint became part of history. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Bob Sampson on sampson.bob@gmail.com or 01273 833397. Auditions will be held on 12 and 14 June at 8 pm in the Players Theatre. Just turn up if you want to know more or to have a go at one of the smaller parts.

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Chailey

REPAIR CAFE IN CHAILEY: The International Repair Cafe organisation supports free meeting places where expert volunteers with repair skills in all kinds of fields repair things such as clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys and much more. Visitors bring broken items from home which might otherwise be disposed of. They watch while the specialists start working on them, perhaps learning something about repairing as they do so. They can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while they are waiting. Traditionally, the Cafes run one Saturday a month for 3 hours, so the commitment is not huge. The support of both Chailey Parish Council and the Parish Hall Committee is being sought and Bryan (who currently volunteers at both Forest Row and Horsham Repair Cafes) would like to see what interest there is locally to establish a Repair Cafe. Do contact Bryan, at brymac@btinternet.com, if you would be interested in helping or would like to find out more.

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Balcombe

CINEMA: The next film in the Victory Hall is The Greatest Showman on Friday 25 May at 7.30 pm. This musical drama film celebrates the birth of show business and tells the story of P. T. Barnum and his unique and peculiar circus show, it stars Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron. Tickets are £6 from Threads. The film is a PG.

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Wivelsfield

WIVELSFIELD CHURCH SUMMER FETE: Saturday 16th June, 2 – 5pm. This year it will be held on Wivelsfield Village Green, RH17 7QH. Stalls, Games, Bar, Plants, Hot Dogs, Toys, Home made produce, Books, Raffle, cakes, Bouncy Castle , Tombola and Cream Teas and ice creams. Plenty of parking.

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Cuckfield

Visit to Danny House: Cuckfield Museum is organising a visit to Danny House at Hurstpierpoint on Tuesday June 5th at 2.30pm to include a talk, tour and tea for £5 a head. The history of this magnificent Elizabethan mansion is fascinating and places can be booked by ringing Sandra Burns on 01444 412082 or via events@cuckfieldmuseum.org Bookings by June 1st please.

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Ansty

ANSTY GARDEN CLUB: will be meeting in the Village Hall on Wednesday 30th May at 7.45pm when Matt Simmonds will be talking about “Butterflies and Me”

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Hurstpierpoint

Charity Shop’s: changed opening hours. From May onwards, the shop will be open all day every Wednesday and half day on Saturdays, instead of the other way round. The hours are therefore Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm. Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 pm.

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Ditchling

Ditchling WI: at the May meeting the WI gave a big thank you to Rosemary for her devotion to this WI and her unfailing provision of lovely flowers for their tables. Rosemary is moving to be nearer her family and will join the local WI there. We wish her well in her new home. The WI Resolution for this year was discussed which is Mental Health Matters as Much as Physical Health. This hopefully will be voted for nationally and encourage the Government to put more resources into this, a very important matter. Excerpts from future Speakers were listened to and gave the WI ideas of topics for meetings in 2019. The group voted on these. Jean Morley won the flower of the month. The next meeting is on Thursday 7 June in Ditchling Village Hall at 2.15pm. Joe Mendill on Mark Twain Live. Visitors are welcome.

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Wivelsfield

CAFÉ CHURCH: Sunday 20th May at Wivelsfield Parish Church (not the Village Hall) at 9.30 am. Refreshments served from 9am. An informal service led by singer song writer Ishmail. Everybody welcome.

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Cuckfield

Cuckfield Museum Talk: Thursday 24th May, 8.00 pm, the Council Chamber, Queens Hall Cuckfield “Sussex Literary Landscapes”, a talk by Geoffrey Mead.

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Bolney

Dates for your diaries: Saturday June 30 Village Day on Batchelors Field from 2pm. This year’s theme is Village ‘Book’ Day. During the afternoon there will be various stalls, themed fancy dress competition, dog show, pony rides, maypole, face painting and much more. There will also be a Barn Dance from 6.30pm - 10.30pm. Tickets available from Batchelors’s Field Cafe, Eight Bells and Bolney CEP School. Licensed bar and food. Tables available but please bring own chairs. Adults £5.50, children under 18 £3.00 in advance or £7.00 and £4.00 on the night. More details in the coming weeks.

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Plumpton

FOOTPATH SOCIETY WALK: 4.5 miles, this Sunday (May 20) starts at 2.30pm. Meet at public car park bedside Onslow Arms, Loxwood (B2133, Map Ref: 042 311). Possible lunch at the Onslow Arms. For more details call Sue and Robin Akers on 01273 891701 or 07775423361.

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Handcross

Neighbourhood Plan: I had hoped to be able to say there was a meeting in respect of the Neighbourhood Plan this evening but as the notice has been removed from the Parish Council’s website, I have to assume that they are not ready to update us. However, next Thursday, 24 May, the Council will be hosting their Annual Parish meeting from 7.30 pm in the Pavilion. This is the meeting when all the various sub-committees give an update on their activities over the past 12 months and, where possible, give details on anything that is planned for the next 12 months. I therefore feel it safe to say that there will be an update on the Plan then. I am also expecting to hear how the plans are going not only in relation to the new hall being built at Finches Field in Pease Pottage but also what is planned for the Pavilion now that the first ‘rent’ payment from Crest Nicholson for the temporary road on the Recreation Ground has been received. I understand that it is hoped the work will be started during the summer holidays in order to keep any disruption to the Play Group to a minimum. So there should be a lot of information to be gleaned at this meeting so make a note of the date and I hope to see some of you there next week.

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Chailey

REPAIR CAFE IN CHAILEY: The International Repair Cafe organisation supports free meeting places where expert volunteers with repair skills in all kinds of fields repair things such as clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys and much more. Visitors bring broken items from home which might otherwise be disposed of. They watch while the specialists start working on them, perhaps learning something about repairing as they do so. They can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while they are waiting. Traditionally, the Cafes run one Saturday a month for 3 hours, so the commitment is not huge. The support of both Chailey Parish Council and the Parish Hall Committee is being sought and Bryan (who currently volunteers at both Forest Row and Horsham Repair Cafes) would like to see what interest there is locally to establish a Repair Cafe. Do contact Bryan, at brymac@btinternet.com, if you would be interested in helping or would like to find out more.

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Balcombe

ST. CATHERINE’S HOSPICE: The charity is having a Garden & Produce Fair on Thursday 17 May between 10.30 – 3.30 pm at Cuckfield Park.

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Burgess Hill

BURGESS HILL ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMENS SECTION: At our Meeting on 1st May, Evelyn our Treasurer submitted her report for April 2018, which showed that we have a healthy balance in hand.

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