Scaynes Hill

Scaynes Hill news
Scaynes Hill news

Costells Wood: Fantastic work has been done to the woods in the past few weeks. All the bushes and trees running along the A272 have been cut right back and some paths blocked and others re-opened to make life and walking through the woods easier for everyone. There is always information available in the woods or alternatively why not post questions directly to the owners at

Litter Picking in Scaynes Hill: The Sustainability Group are organising a litter-picking morning on Saturday 25th March

We would like as many volunteers as possible to come and join us to clear up the streets, lanes and footpaths around the village. We want to make it an enjoyable and sociable experience so bring along your friends or family.

FREE Refreshments - in the form of hot soup, bread and hot dogs will be provided at the end of the morning to reward your efforts.

Volunteers Needed: Start: From 10:00 am at the Village Millennium Centre car park. Latecomers welcome.

Equipment provided but wear appropriate clothes, footwear and gloves.

FREE Refreshments: From 12:00 noon in the Anchor Coffee Shop.

Advance notice if possible: To Mark (831162) or Cilla (831364) but if not just turn up!

Mid Sussex Older People’s Council: A message from the group: - The computer help drop-ins continue to take place every Thursday 11am - 1pm at the Spire Cafe St John’s Church Burgess Hill. Four digital champions – Linda, Brian Mike and Keith - all older people – all vetted and approved – give computer help on a first come first served basis to people with a variety of computer help needs. There are no guarantees that you will be seen – but most times everybody is. Sometimes they are very busy and there is a bit of a wait. In which case, you will be able to buy a drink and chat with others while you wait. There’s also no guarantee that they will be able to solve your problem. However they have access to other “experts” and between them they normally solve the problem.

St Augustine’s Church: May Camp. It’s still little way off, but can you help? The Church are looking to take a group of young people from the youth club to the Diocese’s Youth Festival May Camp the last weekend of May (26–29th). For this they need some camping equipment: do you have a marquee they could borrow? Do you have any camping cooking equipment they could borrow? Would you be willing to help them with the catering? If you can bless them by helping with this it would be a huge help – please speak to Jenny W or Emily

Calvary War Memorial (From the Church Newsletter): The roped off war memorial is looking rather sorry for itself and we are hoping to secure funding so that repair and conservation can go ahead. As part of a grant application to the War Memorials Trust we have to provide a statement to describe what a grant would mean for the project. We need to demonstrate the importance of the repair and conservation of our war memorial within the community. What would repairing and conserving our war memorial mean to you? If you can supply a short quote on this subject I would be delighted to hear from you. A sentence will do, such as, “Repairing/conserving our war memorial will …” Many thanks.

Scaynes Hill Service Station: A few weeks ago the garage had a charity day, with a free car wash being offered in return for a donation. This year I have been informed that they raised £1800.00 in Aid of Cancer Research. Well done and thank you to all those involved and all those who donated.

Scrabble Club: There is a Scrabble group that runs every Monday Night in Scaynes Hill. It costs nothing to join or play it’s just for fun. If you are interested please call Anna on 01444 831670 for more details.

The Sloop: As always, the quiz is continuing to prove popular and there is a great turn out every week. The cost is just £2.00 per person. It really is a fantastic quiz and the atmosphere is lovely; warm and welcoming. Nicky and Gary are doing a great job and Kate ( the manageress) is lovely and very approachable. If you haven’t already been there then give it a try, and don’t forget to book now if you plan to go to The Sloop on Sunday 26 March for Mothering Sunday.

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