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Spring Show: The Horticultural Society’s Spring Show will be on Saturday (9th), and is always great fun to take part. Exhibits need to be set up between 9 and 10.30am, and there is always plenty of help available from the committee, so don’t be shy!! The Show is open again to everyone at 2.30pm, so whether you have entered or not, come along to enjoy the colourful display.

Messy Church: Everyone is welcome to take part in Messy Church at 4pm on Sunday in St Mary’s. There will be craft, stories, worship and a meal.

Parish Meeting: The Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the Village Hall from 7.30pm ion Tuesday 12th. This is a good opportunity to find out what is going on in the village, who your councillors are and generally have your say. Wine and nibbles are provided.

Toddlers: Northiam Tadpoles baby & toddler group meet every Tuesday 9.15 - 11.15am at Pretious Sports Hall, Main Street (the hall between the primary school and nursery.) The session is £2.50 per family (to cover costs) for age 0-5’s which includes a healthy snack for the children, drinks and biscuits for the parents/carers, there are lots of toys out for all ages and finishes with song time.

Coffee Stop: Call into the Church Centre on Wednesday mornings for coffee and a chat at Coffee Stop, between 10 and 12 noon.

Footpath Walk: Hurrah for Herstmonceux! Leave Northiam surgery car park at 9am on Wednesday for a 10am start from the car park behind the Woolpack in Herstmonceux village. The 8 mile walk will break for a pub lunch.

Thursday Seniors: Thursday Seniors’ Club meets every Thursday in Northiam Village Hall from 10.30am until 2.30pm. All pensioners are welcome, and free door to door transport can be arranged for anyone in Northiam, Beckley, Peasmarsh and Broad Oak if you are on the Rye Community Bus route. The cost is £7 and includes welcome tea/coffee, a freshly cooked 2 course meal, extend chair exercises and a talk/entertainment. Call Joan 252568, Jane 252973 or Linda 252283 to find out more as a member or a helper.

Quiz: The Bonfire Society’s Quiz will be on Saturday 7th May, and Judith is taking bookings – 252114. Full teams of 8 at this stage please.

Allotments: There are a few plots available in the allotments on Dixter Lane. The Plotters are a friendly group currently digging, sowing and planting in anticipation of a good harvest later in the year, but there’s always time for a chat – it’s a good excuse to stop work for a few minutes! If you are interested in having an allotment, please call Linda Windebank – 253940.

Church Services (10th): St Mary’s: 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Praise, 4pm Messy Church. St Teresa’s: 9am Mass

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