WIVELSFIELD VILLAGE HALL & RECREATION GROUND: For details concerning this great Hall site and for overall bookings information for the overall site in Eastern Road RH17 7QG, please just contact Katie Awcock on 01444 470028 or 07582 470028 or email on [email protected]

Wednesday, 2nd March 2016, 11:00 pm

Wivelsfield Parish Neighbourhood Plan: - Regulation 16 Public Consultation

Wivelsfield Parish Council has submitted their Neighbourhood Plan and related documents to Lewes District Council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The Neighbourhood Plan, and other submission documents, are now available for a 6 week representation period (Regulation 16) between Monday 8th February and 5pm Monday 21st March 2016

Further details, including how to make a representation, can be found along with the submission documents and Regulation 16 Public Notice at the link below. Representations can be sent to the following email address – [email protected]


Following the Regulation 16 consultation, the Neighbourhood Plan will be submitted to an independent examiner who will determine whether the Plan meets the Basic Conditions.

Wivelsfield Parish Council: Annual Parish Meeting

The Wivelsfield Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Thursday 10 March, from 7pm, at Wivelsfield Village Hall. Come along for a chance to chat to local councillors, representatives from Sussex Police, the Village Hall Management Committee and other local groups and to hear and ask questions about local issues. A bar and teas/coffees will be available during the informal session between 7 & 8pm, (kindly provided by Wivelsfield Films and Wivelsfield Green Playgroup respectively), with the formal meeting commencing at 8pm. Everyone welcome.

Wivelsfield Historic Society: The Social History of Our Wealden Villages – Speaker: John Kay 17th March 8pm Village Hall

Sussex can be divided between the coast, the Downs and the Weald. The Weald was colonised and then settled later than the other areas. Though it now has some significant towns, early settlement was dispersed in clearings in the forest, some for summer pasture and others for mineral extraction, especially iron working. In Tudor times the Weald became England’s industrial heartland.

The large Wealden parishes were always more difficult to manage, with law enforcement ineffective. In this talk John Kay will follow the Weald through the different stages of its development. Many records survive, including most importantly the Wealden landscape itself.

Wivelsfield Films: The next Wivelsfield Films production is “Spectre” on Sunday March 20th. This will be another very popular film and tickets are already on sale at Wivelsfield Village Stores, the Cock Inn and on the web site wivelsfieldfilms.com Buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment and enjoy the homemade cakes and the ice creams on sale before the film and during the interval. For further information contact Rhonda Janes on 01444 471201 or [email protected] btinternet.com

Wivelsfield Parish Church: A service of prayer for wholeness and healing will be held at Wivelsfield Parish Church at 6pm on Sunday 13th March. Our guest speaker will be Revd Sarah Upchurch and there will be refreshments after the service. Come and enjoy a quiet time away from your busy life. All welcome.

“TIME STEP” YOUR CARES AWAY!: Adult Tap Class for beginners / improvers. Professionally trained ex dancer. In Wivelsfield Church Hall RH17 7QG. TIME STEP YOUR CARES AWAY Adult Tap Class for beginners / improvers. Professionally trained ex dancer. Wivelsfield Village Hall, Eastern Road RH17 7QG. Tuesday evenings from 7.00 to 8.00pm. First trial class is free !! For all enquiries and further information please contact Emily on 07429 089734

Wivelsfield Church: Fancy being a Bell Ringer 8pm to 9:15pm every Thursday or would you prefer to sing – join the choir 6.45pm juniors or 7:15pm for adults

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT: (29th February – 13th March). You are invited to Come for a cuppa at the Cock and share a FREE cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee at the Big Brew at the Cock Inn, on Tuesday 1st March from 10.30 -12 noon. This is part of a national initiative by Traidcraft, helping to raise awareness about Fairtrade. during Fairtrade Fortnight 2016. There will be lots of Fair Trade goodies to try as well as delicious home-made cakes and biscuits cooked with Fair Trade ingredients. Put the date in your diary.

PARTY PIECES: The annual old time music hall extravaganza of local talent is in the village hall on Saturday, March 5th and is in aid of the parish link with Sierra Leone. There is a complete range of items by people from primary school age to very senior citizens and includes a hitherto unseen excerpt from Swan Lake by a little known group of Royal Ballet hopefuls. At least that is what they claim. Come and check it out. Tickets available on 01444 471751.

Lent Lunch: in the church hall on Tuesday 8th March will have a Fairtrade theme. For only £3.50 you can enjoy a three-course lunch cooked with Fairtrade ingredients and followed by a FREE cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee. Here will also be a stall with Traidcraft goods to sample and buy. You are welcome 12 noon onwards.

LUNCH BUNCH: a drop-in lunch club for mums, dads, grannies and carers every Thursday from 12 noon to 2pm, in Wivelsfield church hall, Church Lane. Enjoy home-made soup and a roll while meeting new friends and chatting to old ones. Children are welcome (but not compulsory!) and lunch will be provided for them with play-helpers are on hand to entertain them while you lunch. Cost: £3 per adult, £1 per child, babies free. There is ample parking in the Church Lane car park. For more information contact Sheila Blair 233937.

WIVELSFIELD GREEN PLAYGROUP and PRE-SCHOOL: Spacious indoor and outdoor play areas in village location. Maximum of 24 children per session. Qualified Staff. Government Funding Accepted. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday -- 9.00am to 12.45pm. Tuesday & Wednesday -- 12.45 to 3.00pm, Closed Thursday. 2 years to 5 years welcome. £18.75 per am session, £11.25 per pm session. Spaces are available. www.wgpg.co.uk email : [email protected] telephone : Kay Waterman 01444 471645 (session times only)

WIVELSFIELD CHURCH YOUTH CLUB: for year 7 and above. New members are welcome. Meets every other Friday from 8.00 to 10.00pm. For more details please contact Steve and Sue Onions on 01273 890254 or [email protected]

PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS: All Parish Council meetings are open to members of the public and begin with an “open forum” session during which members of the Parish are welcome to ask questions or bring matters to the attention of the Council. Meetings are held at 8.00pm in the Renshaw Room at the far end of Wivelsfield Village Hall, unless otherwise stated on the agenda. Agendas are published in the week prior to the meeting and be found in the Parish. Council notice board (outside the Village Stores & Post Office) or at www.wivelsfield.net.

PARISH COUNCIL OFFICE: Your Parish Council office is located adjacent to the Cock Inn, on North Common Road. It is normally open from 9.00 to 11.30am on Mondays and then 9.00am to 12.00 noon on Tuesdays & Fridays. People are very welcome to call in to bring matters to the attention of the Council www.wivelsfield.net

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