ANGUS ENERGY AT LOWER STUMBLE: The oil company has moved equipment onto the Lower Stumble site in readiness to flow test the well. At the time of writing we do not know when the flow test will commence because certain permissions still need to be signed off.

BALCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL:on Monday 17 September four candidates were chosen to represent Balcombe villagers on the Angus Energy Community Liaison Group. They are Helen Butcher, Louisa Delpy, Isabel Gordon and Sally Dowsett. Two candidates are held in reserve should one of these four not be able to attend a meeting and they are Derek Earl and Geoff Lester.

HAYWARDS HEATH MOVIE MAKERS: present an evening of films on Tuesday 2 October at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room. Formed in 1949, Haywards Heath MovieMakers is one of the foremost non-professional filmmaking clubs in the South of England. We have an active membership from novices to more experienced movie makers with many awards being won nationally and internationally, not only by the club, but also by individual members.

The varied programme will include films of local interest and footage of early Balcombe from the Screen Archive South East. There will also be fiction, documentary and comedy films from our library of award winners. The star of the show will be “The Prodigal” which was shot in St. Mary’s Church earlier this year for a competition with the theme “Elephant in the Room”. The film features two Balcombe residents and of course the Church. There will be a retiring collection in aid of St. Mary’s in lieu of entry charge. To reserve a space/for catering purposes please contact Douglas on 811349 or email

BALCOMBE BOWLS CLUB: On Sunday 16 September Hurstpierpoint 72: Balcombe 56. Wednesday 12 September West Hoathly 63: Balcombe 65. Unfortunately due to bad weather last weekend the last matches of the season could not be played.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 30 September 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10.00 am Parish Eucharist