Christmas Market: On Saturday 3rd December there will be a Christmas Market at the Scaynes Hill Millennium Centre. It starts at 11.00 am and finishes at 3.00pm. Admission is free. There will be lots of stalls selling a variety of goods like Fresh Water Pearl Jewellery, Cakes, Preserves, Bric a Brac, Bird Boxes, Aprons, Forever Living Products and much more. Refreshments will be on sale, provided by Scaynes Hill WI. There will also be a Raffle for a Christmas Hamper and a beautiful handmade Quilt
Christmas Trees at Oakgates Farm: Oakgates Farm is now open for Christmas Tree Reservations. It really is a fantastic way to choose a tree and can involve the whole family. Go along to the farm and you will be given a label to put your name on, then off you go to wander around all the trees that are still growing outside. When you find the tree of your dreams then just tie on your label and let them know at reception when you want to pick it up. It will then be sawn and netted for you on your arranged day. Make sure you take wellies! Oakgates Farm is down Clearwater Lane, just past the garage in Scaynes Hill. They are open from 9.00 – 17.00 daily. For more information call on 01444 831189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be quick though because they really do sell out quick because the trees are fabulous, the prices are great and the local family who own the business are so lovely and helpful. The farm now has a website http://www.oakgateschristmastrees.co.uk/ and a page on Facebook called Oakgates Christmas Trees.
Inn on the Green: Quiz Night: The next monthly Quiz will not be until February 2017. This is because the pub is about to hit a very busy period with Christmas coming soon.
Carol Singing round the Christmas Tree: The Church will be lighting the Christmas Tree and singing carols on Sunday 4th December at 5.00pm. This will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies. The Church would be grateful for offers of help with the refreshments.
Christmas Coffee Morning in aid of Family Support Work
A special coffee morning to help FSW will be held in the Coffee Shop on Tuesday 6th December – St. Nicholas’ Day. Besides coffee and cakes there will be a Christmas stall and raffle, with all proceeds donated to FSW. If you would like to provide a raffle prize please see Jenny Walker. The FSW local support worker would welcome any new toys or gifts suitable for teenagers and these can be brought along on the day. Many thanks.
Men’s Christmas Meal: We have booked a three-course Christmas meal at The Red Lion, Lindfield, for Thursday 8th December. The cost will be £14, not including coffee/tea or a tip. All men (not just those who come to our breakfasts!) are welcome to join us, so please sign up now on the sheet in the Annexe/back of church
The Sloop: The Sloop is now running a weekly quiz. Every Tuesday, starting at 8.00pm and costing just £2.00 per player. There will be prizes for First, Second and Last place.
Vacancy for Parish Councillor: Can you make a difference to your local community? Have you ever thought about becoming a Parish Councillor? Lindfield Rural Parish Council has a vacancy for a new member to be co-opted to the Council. Councillors represent the interests of the whole community and Government is more than ever looking to communities and local councils to respond to very local needs and priorities. Lindfield Rural Parish Council is looking for community-minded, proactive and practical people able to deal effectively with a range of issues. Councillors are required to attend monthly evening meetings. Also important is the ability to communicate and to work as part of a team with other Councillors. As a Parish Councillor, you will be influential in local projects and plans, and take responsibility for decisions made that will have a real impact on the future of the community.
Councillors must be over 18 and be a British National or a qualifying citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Community. They must also live or work or own land within the Parish or within 3 miles of its boundaries. Please note that this is an unpaid voluntary position. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Council, please write to the Council setting out why you would like to be a Councillor and what qualities you would bring to this role. This should be sent to Vera Grainger, Clerk to the Council, Lindfield Rural Parish Council, Millennium Village Centre, Lewes Road, Scaynes Hill, West Sussex, RH17 7PG. Applications must be received by 28 November 2016
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