Etchingham

BOOK & BRIC-A-BRAC SALE: Robertsbridge Aviation Society will be holding a Grand Book Sale and Bric-a-Brac on Sunday June 28, 11am to 5pm at Bush Bar on the A21, the location will be fully signposted on the day. The Aviation Museum will also be open all day, admission is free but donations towards the upkeep of the museum are most welcome. Light refreshments will be available all day, if you require further information please contact Madeleine Avann 01424 773428

OPERATION CRACKDOWN: Some of you will have reported anti-social driving and abandoned vehicles to Operation Crackdown, some may be unsure what Operation Crackdown is and how it works. The September Parish Council meeting on Thursday September 17 will start a little later than normal and will be preceded at 7pm by a presentation by Jim Stobart from Operation Crackdown he will explain what Operation Crackdown is and how it works and how it integrates with Community Speedwatch operations. This will be your chance to find out more about Operation Crackdown and get your questions answered, full details will appear here nearer the date.

ETCHINGHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL: The 2015 Etchingham Music Festival, held in the Church, starts on Saturday July 4, 7.30pm, with Emma Abbate and Julian Perkins - Four hands one piano. Sunday July 5, 7pm, Libby Burgess and the Wiek Ensemble. Wednesday July 8, 7.30pm, Florian Mitrea and Cavendish Winds. Saturday July 11, 7.30pm, is the Supper Concert with songs from musicals. Ticket prices are £16 and £14 for concessions, except for the Supper Concert which is £20 to include supper. Full details of the concerts and booking form are on the Music Festival website www.etchinghammusicfestival.co.uk or by post Etchingham Music Festival, P.O. Box 100, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7US. Telephone 01580 819384 email; info@etchinghammusicfestival.co.uk . The Festival finishes on Sunday July 12 at 6pm with a free concert featuring The Ashdown Singers.

FOBS AGM: The Friends of Burwash Surgery (FOBS) Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday July 8, 7pm, at Christ the King Church Hall, Burwash. The FOBS Committee is in need of a couple of new members, due to the retirement of one and another moving away. The Committee only meets four times a year, for about an hour, so not a great commitment. If you could consider joining contct either Frank Smith 01580 819326 langsmith_@hotmail.com or Jill Copland 01580 819321 teakeeper@mypostoffice.co.uk

HEARING HELP: East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre will have a mobile unit outside Hurst Green Village Hall on Thursday July 9. 10.30 to 3.30. The vehicle, funded by the Big Lottery, is equipped to offer demonstrations of assistive equipment and hearing screen tests when time permits. The bus is accessible to wheelchair users, representatives from both the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre and Adult Social Care will be available to provide individual information and advice on all aspects of hearing loss. The East sussex Hearing Resource Centre is a registered charity working in partnership with Adult Social Care. For more information contact ESHSR on 01323 722505 info@eshrc.org.uk

or visit the website www.eshrc.org.uk

EVENTS CALENDAR: There is a calendar on the village website for residents and organisations to enter details of forthcoming events, this helps organisers check if an event has already been planned for a date they have chosen, and act as advertising for all village events. The idea of the calendar is for village residents and organisations to add details to the calendar themselves to reduce the workload of website admin.

To view or add to the calendar start on this page and follow the instructions www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk/calendar you will need a password to complete your entry, this is just a safeguard against the calendar getting filled up with spam posts. The password is the same for everyone if you do not have it ask me to supply it or ask someone who has already added to the calendar.

If everyone gets into the habit of adding their events to the calendar it will hopefully avoid too many clashes of events and people having to decide which event they will support. If you have any problems adding to the calendar contact me at etchinghamvillagewebsite@gmail.com and I will get it added, but I do not want to have to add every event to the calendar.

INFORMATION: If you have given me details of your event to put in this column, please remember to send me some details after the event so I can let your supporters know how successful the event was, how much you raised, interesting facts etc. Your supporters will be interested to know how you did. 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 .

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