Plumpton news
Plumpton news

CHARMING WALK: (four miles) along parts of the Worth Way around Maidenbower takes place this Saturday (July 29). All are welcome to join members of the Footpath Society; meet at Worth Church (Map Ref: 302 364) off B2036 between Balcombe and Pound Hill ready to start walking at 10.30am. There will be the possibility of lunch after. For more details call Gill and Geoff Gamble on 01273 891218 or 07719540121.

ATTENTION PLUMPTON GARDENERS: Plumpton & District Horticultural Society hold their Summer Show, at the village hall, this Saturday (July 29) starting at 2pm. As well as displays of locally grown flowers and vegetables, crafts and cookery, there will be refreshments and a tombola. Exhibiting at the Show is open to all; members, children and non-members. Do take along your summer blooms, roses, vegetables etc. to make it a colourful show. Last entries for those taking part are at 9.30 am. Stewards will be on hand to help if you are a beginner and not sure what to do and entries only cost a few pence, so do go along and enjoy the competition. Entry 50p, children free. For more information please email For membership enquiries call Gill Stewart-Brown on 01273 890051.

CRICKET: sees Plumpton & East Chiltington CC in two league games this Saturday (July 29). The First XI are home to Hailsham at the King George V Playing Fields, and the Second XI are away to Crowborough. Both games start at 1.30pm. For more information about the Club contact Charlie Wycherley on 07912 935889 or at

SEVEN MILE: downland walk, with members of the Footpath Society, takes place on Wednesday August 2. Meet at Crowlink car park NT, off the A259, just by East Dean (Map Ref: 549 979) ready to start walking at 10.30am. The walk will include Crowlink village, Bramble Bottom, Ringwood Bottom and East Dean, Crowlink. Coffee will be at Birling Gap and you will need a picnic lunch. For more details call Jennie and Dave Langley on 01323 896831 or 07884006238.

CIRCULAR WALK TO STREAT: (4 miles) with the Footpath Society is on Sunday August 13 starting at 2.30pm. Meet at King George V Playing Fields, Plumpton Green. For more details call Evelyn Botterill on 01273 890598 or Jean Eagle on 01273 890547.

FLOWER CLUB: have an afternoon garden meeting at Owlets, Riddens Lane, Plumpton Green, on Wednesday August 16 from 2.30pm to 4pm. The entrance fee is £3 and tea, coffee and cake will be served. There will also be a tombola, bring & buy and a raffle. All welcome to go along and enjoy a convivial afternoon

JUMBLE SALE: to raise funds for St Peter & St James Hospice takes place on Saturday August 19 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.

WALK: (3.5 miles) on Saturday August 26 is partly on the Wealden Way and follows field and woodland paths and stretches of quiet country lanes; with only 2 stiles to negotiate. Meet members of the Footpath Society at the free car park Maresfield recreation ground (Map Ref: 307 310) ready to start walking at 10.30am. Optional lunch at Chequer’s Inn afterwards. For more details call Margaret Land on 01273 890125 or Ann Kelly on 01444 245031.

JUMBLE SALE: to raise funds for the Pavilion, at the Playing Fields, takes place on Saturday September 2 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.

FOOTPATH SOCIETY: walk on Wednesday September 6 starts at 10.30am at the roadside car park on A283, north of disused quarry (Map Ref: 095 197). The walk will head south to Annington Farm, Botolph’s Coombe copse, Lancing College, with lunch at Shoreham Airport and back along the River Adur. For more details call Bernie Kempton on 01825 722649 or 07791247025.

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