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Colin Boylett, 2 Park Farm Close

St. Valentine’s Fair, in the village hall on Saturday February 16, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Bring and Buy, Book Stall, Home-made Cakes, Raffle, Coffee and Cake. There will also be a competition for children, ‘Design and make a Valentine Card’, age categories under seven years and 7-14 years. Make your card and leave it at Etchingham Shop & Deli, with name and age on the back, no later than Friday February 15. In aid of Etchingham Church.

Easter Lilies, if you would like to buy an Easter Lily in memory of a loved one, please leave a donation of at least £3.50 for each lily in an envelope at the Post Office, from March 17. The lilies will be placed by the alter in Church on Easter Day.

The Concert by the Etchingham Singers, planned for March 16 has been cancelled, look out for details of the next concert.

A date for your diary, ETSR are again holding the Etchingham Big Party at Burgham Farm, it will be on June 22 and take the form of a Barn dance with the Catsfield Steamers. Full details nearer the date.

The new village website is now up and running, it has all the information from the Parish Council and ETSR, as well as having detaiIs of village events and organisations. Take a look at what is on the site at www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk , if you spot any errors or missing information, let me know, so errors can be corrected as soon as possible, if you are a member of an organisation and notice that details are incomplete or need altering, let me know, the email address is etchinghamvillagewebsite@gmail.com , or use the contact link on the Home Page.

Etchingham Church continues to arrange a weekly services on most Sundays, any alterations will be notified in the village e-bulletin and on the notice board outside the Church. Sunday Services have returned to 11am. Children’s services will continue on the second Sunday. If you have ideas about how the popularity of the Church and services can be improved, contact a Churchwarden.

The Church is now open to visitors every day from 11am to 4pm. If you have any queries regarding the Church contact the Churchwardens Mary Barnes 01580 819142 or Geoffry Lucas 01580 819439.

Get information for this column to me as soon as possible, if you have a diary of events planned for the year let me have the dates and I will put in a list of village events for the year so that people can put the dates in their diaries. There are several ways to get your info to me, but email is preferred because there is less chance of errors during copying. I need information by 10pm on Monday to be sure it will be in time for inclusion, I can sometimes add extra items on Tuesday morning, but this cannot be guaranteed. Just a little reminder, I get plenty of information about events that are taking place, but I get very little follow up information, after your event try and remember to send me brief account of how successful your event was, it can be as simple as a thank you to those that attended and how much money was raised etc. You can deliver to 2 Park Farm Close, telephone 01580 819532 or 07941 786244 or email colin.boylett@gmail.com