Balcombe news
Balcombe news

BALCOMBE WI: meet at Birchanger on Thursday 4 May because of the election in the Victory Hall.

BALCOMBE SCHOOL PTA QUIZ: takes place on Friday 5 May at 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm in the School Hall. The ticket price of £10 includes a hot dog supper and the quiz. Teams of 6, tickets are available on

BALCOMBE SUPERSTARS: starts on Saturday 13 May and runs through the week (after school for children and evening for adults) to Sunday 21 May inclusive, the bulk of the events take place during the day on the Recreation Ground Sunday 14th. The minimum age is 7 years and there is no upper limit. This brilliant village competition features 17 events that take place around the village using all of our sporting amenities, from which your highest scores recorded in 13 events are counted. Events include: badminton, rowing, bowling , skittles , football dribbling , basketball shooting , tennis and table tennis, and target shooting at the village rifle range.

The event is an excellent way of introducing yourselves to new sports and to try the facilities and clubs around the village where members will be on hand to help you, whether you are a novice or a seasoned player. The competition is open to anyone who lives in Balcombe or is affiliated to any of the Balcombe Clubs or School, there are 8 entry categories to suit all, both for boys and girls, ladies and men with 2 age categories in each to ensure that everyone competes on an equal basis and has a chance to win one of the historic Superstar trophies..

If you don’t have an entry form already then pick one up from Jemma in Balcombe Stores or Isabel in Threads. Alternatively call John Greetham on 819271 or Paul Nolan on 811008. The cost of entry is £4.00 for juniors (under 15 years) and £5.00 for Adults (15 upwards). This covers the cost of the hire of the halls and the medals and trophy engraving which are presented at the presentation event that follows completion of the last competition category. The closing date for entries is 6 May.

BIRCHANGER GARDENS: are open for Balcombe WI on Sunday 7 May from 2.00 – 5.00 pm. These magnificent gardens on the High Street have fantastic displays of azaleas and rhododendrons. Teas are served on the lawn and there is free car parking.

FREE WELLBEING TALK: Do you want to make some changes to your lifestyle but don’t know where to start? Could some guidance around leading a healthy lifestyle support your wellbeing? Then come along to Bramble Hall on Monday 15 May at 13:00 – 14:30 when qualified Wellbeing Advisors will be holding a fun, free, interactive group workshop on lifestyles and nutrition, leading in to understanding more about food labels and what to look out for especially when it comes to hidden sugars.

There will also be a section for your own awareness on all the fantastic services your local Wellbeing Hub runs and lots of chances to ask any questions.

Please call 811833 if you are interested so we can log numbers.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 7 May 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10.00 am Family Service. 6.00 pm Evensong

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