BALCOMBE WI: meet on Thursday 4 October at 2.00 pm in the Victory Hall. The speaker this month is one of our own from the village and she will be talking about her ‘Time in Tartan’ as a Trolley Dolley. All are welcome and there may be cake involved too.

BALCOMBE REMEMBERS: Our fantastic display of poppies is now on the church bank providing a wonderful tribute to those that served in the First World War. There is still an opportunity to reserve and purchase a poppy (£15) which you will be able to take home after Remembrance Sunday at a date and time to be arranged. Contact the Parish Council now on 811833 if you would like to buy one – you will receive a lovely voucher memento which you will redeem for your poppy after the display. After expenses any additional revenue will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

BALCOMBE CLUB: has the Broadkasters Blues Band performing on Saturday 6 October. Rob Glazebrook and the boys certainly know how to play authentic vintage blues. On Sunday 7 October it is Quiz Night with Pam and Barrie, starting at 8.00 pm, teams of four.

HALF MOON JAZZ: New Jazz afternoons are coming to the Half Moon on Sunday afternoons from 4.00 pm Sunday 7 October. The fabulous, super cool jazz pianist Robert Reid and singer Ellie Laine will be entertaining from late afternoon until mid-evening.

HISTORY SOCIETY: The talk this month is by Mr Stephenson Clark on the ‘History of Borde Hill House and Gardens’. He is the fourth generation of the family to have occupied Borde Hill. This will be on Wednesday 10 October in the Victory Hall at 8pm. The final event for the year will be the Marriotts with a magic lantern show entitled ‘Sussex history through the lens of the Magic Lantern’, on November 14.

SCOUTS JUMBLE SALE: two weeks notice for the Scouts Jumble Sale on Saturday 13 October from 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm in the Victory Hall. Have a sort out now!

ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 7 October 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10.00 am Family Harvest Festival, 6.00 pm Evensong