RUBBISH FREIGHTERS: are in the Victory Hall Car Park on Sunday 14 October from 10.00 am – 12 noon. There will be general household and garden waste vehicles. Do make use of this service which is funded by the Parish Council.

SAWMILL SAUSAGE SIZZLE: The Balcombe Sawmill is opening the gates for villagers to have a look between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm on Saturday 13 October. This is part of the Grown in Britain week, a celebration of all things ‘woody.’ You will be able to enjoy a banger in a bun, see the Mebor sawmill in action etc and get free advice on trees and timber.

SCOUTS JUMBLE SALE: on Saturday 13 October from 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm in the Victory Hall. Have a sort out now! All jumble donations welcome in the morning but no electrical items please.

BALCOMBE CLUB JIVE DANCE: Come along to the Balcombe Club on Saturday 13 October to enjoy rock and roll, rockability and traditional dance music with DJs Mark Hepcat Renshaw and Long Tall Karen. Tickets £6 on the door.

ST. CATHERINE’S HOSPICE SUSSEX LANDMARKS WALK:Taking you through Sussex fields and past historic landmarks including; the Balcombe Viaduct, Ardingly Reservoir and Wakehurst Place Seedbank, this cross country hike will allow you to enjoy the changing colours of Autumn whilst raising funds for your local hospice. The full hike is 13 miles, with 9 and 3 mile routes also available making this a family friendly event – even suitable for the dog! Advance registration is £8 for adults (£10 on the day – registration open from 9am) and £5 for children. Ready to make your steps count? Gather your walking buddies and register online today! Go to the St. Catherine’s Hospice website or email

St Catherine’s: is hoping to raise £20,000 from Sussex Landmarks by asking walkers for a donation or to raise sponsorship. This will allow us to offer expert care to even more local terminally ill people in the future.

BALCOMBE CLUB QUIZ: Sunday 14 October it is Quiz Night with Pam and Barrie, starting at 8.00 pm, teams of four.

PARISH MAGAZINE: November copy is due on Monday 15 October.

TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC:Bring your teddies and pre-schoolers to the Parish Room on Wednesday 17 October from 2.00 – 3.30 pm. All parents/carers welcome for songs/rhymes and tea and cake.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 14 October 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10.00 am Parish Eucharist