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Our PCSO, Daryl Holter, has had reports of a suspicious Silver Ford Transit seen in the area of “The Pound”, Ashburnham around 2100hrs on Sunday March 23, 2014. The two male occupants were shining torches in the area. If you have any information that may assist the police in their enquiries, please contact Daryl at Battle Neighbourhood Policing, by called 101.

Ashburnham Church invites you to a Men’s Breakfast at Ashburnham Place tomorrow, April 5 at 8.30a.m. A donation of £5 per/person is asked to help cover costs. For further information and to book your place, please contact John French on 892580 or John Cormode on 848415.

The next Coffee Morning is on Monday, April 7 & 21, in the Church Hall, Ashburnham Place 10.30am - 12pm. You are welcome to go along for a good friendly chat. For further information, please contact Tina on 01424 843728.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are once again looking to down grade Battle Fire station, which covers Ashburnahm & Penhurst. Having a short period for consultation, the crew at Battle are asking your help to fight this decision. You can aid them by completing an online questionnaire at www.esfrs.org/publicconsultation, which lodges your objections. There will also be a public meeting at The Memorial Hall, Battle on the April 7, 7.30p.m to which you are invited to attend.

Ashburnham Local History Group are meeting on April 7, 7.30pm at Ashburnham Church Hall. Subjects being looked at this month include: ‘The Medieval, Tudor and Jacobean Deer Park and Ashburnham. All are very welcome to attend.

M.I. are meeting on April 8, at the Ash Tree Inn, 8p.m. If you would like further information about the group, please contact Richard on 893130.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in Ashburnham (by the chapel) on Thursday, April 10 & 24, 9.50a.m. - 10.10a.m.

2m@1 are meeting on April 14, 1pm at Ashburnham Church Hall, where Jay Ashworth gives a talk on ‘My Life in Pictures’.

Ashburnham & Penhurst WI are meeting on Monday, April 14, 7.30pm at the Village Hall. They welcome Andrea Baldry who will be demonstrating cake icing techniques to help you achieve that professional look. The evening will include refreshments. WI members free, visitors £2. No need to book – just go along!

The next Village Lunch is on April 16, at Ashburnham Village Hall, 12.30p.m. Lunch is cooked every month for any older residents in the villages who would like a bit of company and a delicious meal. Transport can be arranged if needed. For more information or to book a place, give Janet a ring on 01424 892311.

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 17 at Ashburnham Village Hall. Refreshments, served by the men of M.I. will be available from 6pm. Proceedings commence at 7p.m. The format is planned to be similar to last year with all village clubs and societies being invited to participate.

The Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club are next meeting on April 22 at Ashburnham Church Hall, 7.30pm. This month they are having a workshop on the designs for the garden around the War Memorial. For more information, contact Brian Holdstock on 01323 832082 or view their website: www.ashpengc.org.uk

The Afternoon Book Group are next getting together on Friday, April 25, 2pm. During April they will be reading ‘The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared.’, by Jonas Jonasson. The story of Allan Karlsson who vanishes from his care home on his 100th birthday. During his ensuing adventures, they learn about his remarkable life. If you would like more information, please get in touch with Nicky on 01424 892474.

The Evening Book Group are next meeting on Tuesday, April 29, 8pm at Ashburnham Place. If you would like further information, have any enquiries or need for directions, please ring Nicole on 07583 433895.

Ashburnham Chapel are holding a coffee morning on April 28, 10.30am-12pm. All are welcome to join them.

Don’t forget that you can look to see what is going on in Ashburnham and Penhurst on the community website: www.ashburnham-penhurst.net.

Church services for St Peter’s, Ashburnham, 10.30a.m. unless otherwise stated:

April 6, Morning Praise with Children’s Activities

April 13, Palm Sunday Family Service

April 20, Family Communion Service

April 27, Morning Praise with Children’s Activities

Church services for St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst, 10.30a.m. unless otherwise stated:

April 6, Holy Communion

April 13, Palm Sunday Passiontide Service

April 20, Holy Communion

April 27, Morning Prayer

Services for Ashburnham Chapel, 6.30p.m. unless otherwise stated:

April 6, Evening Service

April 13, Evening Service

April 20, Easter Service

April 27, Evening Service

The Chapel and St Peter’s church are joining together for prayer meetings. These will be held on the 2nd Thursday of the month, 8p.m. at Ashburnham church hall.

Anything that you would like included in the Village Voice for Ashburnham and Penhurst, please email the details to me: apvillagevoice@hotmail.co.uk.

Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close, Ninfield