Hurstpierpoint news
Hurstpierpoint news

VILLAGE FAIR DAY: Saturday 1 July from 12 noon, our annual fun day, so enjoy the procession, main arena events, fun run, stalls, food and Harris’s funfair. You can also try your hand at bowling at the Bowls Club during the afternoon.

YE OLDE CRICKET MATCH: celebrating 300 years of cricket in Hurstpierpoint takes place at Danny on Sunday 9 July, from 1pm to 6pm. This is one for the history books as the Sand Field, Danny House, Hurst CC’s original home ground, is probably one of the oldest identifiable cricket grounds in the world. This historic match as befits the occasion will played to 1717 rules and in traditional dress. The teams will feature a Danny House XI v a Hurst CC XI. In addition to the cricket the South Downs Singers and the Chanctonbury Morris Men will be putting in an appearance, to add to the entertainment. There will be a beer tent and a BBQ, but you can equally partake of your own picnic while you are enjoying the game. You can even join the players by dressing up in 1717 style. The match starts at 2pm with a Dads v Lads game beforehand. All are welcome to go along, it is free, so do support a notable and remarkable event.

SPONSORED WALK: in aid of the local charity reMEmber, for people with ME. All are invited to join the walk on Sunday 2 July. As in previous years it will be from Clayton Windmills to Ditchling Beacon, and back, staring at 10.30am and finishing at about 1 pm. Every penny raised will go to help adults and children who have this long term illness. Bill Kent, Secretary of reMEmber will be walking and wearing the T-shirt presented by Ursain Bolt, who supports reMEmber’s cause. The Rev Peter Owen-Jones from TVs ‘Around the World in Eighty Faiths’ is another supporter. If you want to sponsor Bill you can do it from the comfort of an armchair by going to Just Giving, Or if you want to take part you can get sponsorship forms direct from the charity, by email, or visit or contact by post at PO Box 1647, Hassocks BN6 9GQ.

HURST AFTERNOON CLUB: meets at the Village Centre on Tuesday 4 July at 2 pm. The guest speaker is Judith Fitter who will be explaining the work of the Red Cross. Every one welcome, refreshments served and time for a friendly chat.

THE PARISH COUNCIL: will be holding its monthly Parish Councillor Surgery on Saturday 8 July this time in Sayers Common. The surgery will be held at the Church Hall in Christ Church which is located just off the B2118 / Oakhurst. Two Councillors will be present to talk about any issues or suggestions that residents might have.

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