Netherfield village voice

Darvel Down and Area Residents’ Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday, 27th September at the Netherfield Village Hall.

Apart from having the opportunity to have your say and giving your suggestions, this will be an opportunity to see the improvements to the hall, including the new central heating.

Community Friends for Netherfield - There has been a very encouraging response to the recent Netherfield survey. A big thank-you to all residents who took the time to complete the questionnaire. The Steering Group will now wait until after the summer to organise an Open Meeting to invite Netherfield residents to discuss the survey results and give their ideas on how the scheme will work best for them. The Community Friends scheme will match residents needing a “helping hand” with local volunteers willing to offer spare time and services. Not everyone likes to ask for help but having a scheme where help from a neighbour is just a phone call away can make all the difference, especially when you live alone in a village where family live away and public transport is limited. So watch this space for news about the scheme. Val Smith, Rother Community Friends Development Officer, Tel: 01424 217259 Mobile: 07719102898 Email: val.smith@rothervoluntaryaction.org.uk

WHITE HART On Thursday 20th September we are holding our monthly Quiz Night starting at 7.30pm and finishing at approximately 10pm. All proceeds raised go to Netherfield Village Church. Food is available from 5.30pm till 7.15pm we offer a special deal of Scampi or Fish & chips at only £5.00. It would be great to see some Village locals attend and help raise money for their local church. To reserve a table call us 01424-838382.

WHITE HART The darts season is approaching again, anyone who wishes to play for their village team (I must add we play for fun and have a good night out!) come and see us, ask for Sean or Coral. The ladies only team play on Monday’s the mixed teams play on Thursday’s and Friday’s.

The Netherfield Horse Ride takes place again this year on September 29 and 30. We are looking for donations and sponsorships this year to help with the insurance which is approximately £200.00 for the weekend. Money raised this year will go towards a memorial circular seat around Simon Bishop’s tree on the village green by the bus stop. Thank you, Janette - Netherfield Post Office.

Netherfield Church – This Sunday, September 9 is our turn to host the United Benefice Holy Communion service for Brightling, Mountfield and Netherfield at Netherfield. The following week Sunday September 16, we are at Mountfield for our joint Holy Communion and on Sunday September 23 it is back to Netherfield for another joint Holy Communion. All services are at 10 am and please check here each week or on notice boards at the churches for our services. The final service in September is our Harvest Festival at 11 am. to be followed by a Harvest Lunch in the church.

A final reminder that we have our Treasure Hunt on Sunday September 9 starting at 2 pm from The Lodge, Netherfield. Entry is £10 per car, duration of about two hours with cream teas available at the finish. An ideal afternoon for the family, challenging, requiring observation and logic, which children seem to be brilliant at! Contact me on 01424 774233 to book a place and arrive by 1.45 p.m. to receive the instructions.

Netherfield Village Hall bookings - Marrissa Stepanek 01424 838106, or call in at the village shop.

White Hart - There are various groups meeting throughout the month including Boules, The Rover group, The Harley Davidson group, T.R.Cars and The Breakaway Club, if you would like to know more about any of the dates and times or the darts and football teams please give Sean a ring on 01424 838382. White Hart Boules Pitch. The pieste is free to use, any clubs please feel free to come and use the pieste, FOC any time except match days which are Saturday afternoons throughout the season.  We have a group of ladies and Gents that play amongst themselves Monday Lunchtimes.

THE MOBILE LIBRARY will be outside the shop from 11.50 – 12.10 on Friday’s September 14 & 28.

To include your event or local Netherfield news please e mail me maria.standen@tesco.net

Maria Standen, Swallow Farm