Plumpton news
Plumpton news

JUMBLE SALE: is being held at the village hall this Saturday (March 4) at 2pm and do go along as there are sure to be lots of bargains, tombola and refreshments. The sale is to raise money for the popular summer activity scheme run by volunteers for local children. The scheme had been threatened with closure, but following the election of a new board it is now set to continue. The scheme is subsidised by fundraising. Donations of jumble at the hall from 9am will be much appreciated.

JUMBLE SALE: to raise funds for the Tennis Club is on Saturday March 11 at the village hall. Donations of jumble will be much appreciated; please take jumble to the hall from 9am to midday. The sale starts at 2pm; do go along as there are sure to be lots of bargains, tombola and refreshments.

ISFIELD WALK: (five miles) meet members of the Footpath Society at Isfield Recreation Ground (Map Ref: 449 175) on Saturday March 11 at 10.30 am. The walk will include White Bridge, Agmonds Wood, Dallas Lane, Blunts Lane, Anchor Inn (for optional lunch) and north along river back to Isfield. For more details call Jo Taylor on 01273 890450 or 07870142108.

LONDON’S LIVERY COMPANIES: is the subject of the Newick & District Decorative and Fine Art Society meeting at the village hall on Tuesday March 14 at 2.15pm. The Livery Companies play a significant part in City life, not least by providing charitable-giving and networking opportunities. The lecturer Joanna Mabutt is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers, who in 1502 formed the Painter-Stainers’ Company which has for over 700 years decorated Royal palaces, coaches and barges, heraldic banners and arms, churches, theatres and buildings (interiors and exteriors), decorations for Midsummer Shows and Lord Mayor’s pageants, funeral banners, portraits, landscapes, clocks, organ pipes, and structures for Court and civic ceremonies. The Company was also involved in the forming of the Royal Academy and has supported education and training of both fine art and decorative painted craftwork for centuries. Joanna is a decorative artist specialising in experimental surface decoration, combining gilding with print and hand painting. She is at present developing ranges of gilded jewellery, fashion and interior accessories. Visitors are always most welcome, £7 on the door with tea and biscuits afterwards and a chance to talk to the speaker. If you require any further information please contact Marjorie Blunden on 01825 723250.

FLOWER CLUB: demonstration is at the village hall on Wednesday March 15 at 7.30pm. The demonstrator will be Angie Hyde. Visitors are most welcome at a cost of £2.50 at the door. There is always a raffle giving a chance to win one of the demonstrators’ arrangements.

PARISH CLERK: Plumpton Parish Council is looking to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Offer with the drive, determination and organisational skills to manage a varied workload including the Plumpton Neighbourhood plan process. In addition to managing the day-to-day work of the Parish Council, the post holder will work closely with Councillors to plan and implement the aims and objectives of the Council. The ideal applicant will have financial and administrative experience, the ability to deliver projects on time within budget and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for working with residents and local organisations. In the role you will work from home and attend evening meetings, a total of 17 hours per week, £11.55 per hour plus pension. For an information pack visit or contact Trevor Leggo on 01273 830202 or 07825 506649 or The closing date for applications is March 17.Interviews are expected during the week commencing March 27.

JUMBLE SALE: to raise funds for the Honeybees Preschool will be at the village hall on Saturday March 25. Donations of jumble will be much appreciated; please take jumble to the hall from 9am to midday. The sale starts at 2pm; do go along as there are sure to be lots of bargains, tombola and refreshments.

INJURED JOCKEYS’ FUND: Raceday at Plumpton Racecourse is on March 27. Gates open at midday with the first race at 2pm and the last race at 5.05pm. Tickets can be purchased on the day for £18. Take advantage of discounted ticket prices by booking in advance at Receive a discount of £3 per person off the gate price of £18 for parties of less than 10 and £5 per person for parties of 10 or more. No booking fees apply and your tickets will be delivered to your door. Advance sales close midday on Wednesday March 22.

FOOTPATH SOCIETY: five mile walk, on Sunday March 26, starts at 2pm at Red House Common car park (Map Ref: 392 217). The walk will include Grassington Farm, Mill Lane, Rotherfield Wood, Sheffield Bridge and Waspbourne Farm. For more details call Diane Ellis on 01825 72371 or 07990710521.

TALK: organised by the Footpath Society, is at the village hall on Wednesday March 29 at 2pm for 2.30pm. The speaker will be Ian Everest on the subject ‘Shepherds of the South Downs’.

BIRLING GAP: seven mile walk is on Wednesday April 5. Meet members of the Footpath Society at Map Ref: 558 962 for a downland walk, with lunch at Beachy Head Inn, and return to Birling Gap along cliffs. For more details call Bernie Kempton on 01825 722649 or 0799071052.

QUIZ NIGHT: in aid of St Peter & St James Hospice takes place on Saturday April 22 if you would like tickets or more information call Sue Akers on 01273 891701.

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