Pett

Mary Saint, Pett Road

Church Services on Sunday March 3 - Holy Communion – David Wotton, St Mary & St Peter, Pett at 9:30am. There will be a Sunday Service at the Methodist Chapel at 10:45am.

POPP on Tuesday March 5 will feature Ryan – a singer and entertainer. The session runs from 10:30am to 2:30pm and will include a two-course lunch for just £5.

The Village Coffee Morning returns on Wednesday March 6. Starting at 10am Sally and her team will be ready to welcome you with the very best coffee, tea, biscuits and yummy, yummy cakes. Last month Eve’s delicious date slices went down a storm. What will be on offer this month? Why not go along and find out?

Also on Wednesday March 6 the Mobile Library will be in Pett and Pett Level on Wednesday January 23. It will start at the Church at 10.10am, moving on to Chick Hill at 10:50am and finishing at The Smuggler at 11.20am.

On Thursday March 7 Flicks in the Village will be showing the Bafta and Oscar award-winning Argo. This is without a doubt one of the best films of the year. It is a tense, intelligent thriller, great acting and plenty of high drama. The backdrop to the film is the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the capturing of US citizens by Islamic revolutionaries to be held as hostage until the USA extradited the former Shah back to Iran. After an angry mob stormed the US embassy and took the hostages, six US embassy staff escaped and fled to the home of the Canadian Ambassador who agreed to shelter them.

Meanwhile, back in the USA a CIA agent, played superbly by Ben Affleck, comes up with the idea of going to Tehran and under the guise of scouting the city for a location for a new science fiction film called Argo, rescue the six fugitives by pretending that they were part of a Canadian film crew and flying them out of Iran. It is a high-risk plan and there is great suspense and tension as it plays out. This film is based on a declassified true story, which makes the film all the more incredible. “Argo” is a perfect thriller - its combination of history, politics and espionage is a winning one and the movie is paced and filmed superbly.

The film starts at 7:30pm with refreshments served from 7pm. Membership forms are available on the night or you can always pop into the Butchers shop in Pett and grab an application form.

This will also be your last opportunity to vote for the film that you would like to see in April. The choices are a classic film-noir The Maltese Falcon, a classic romantic comedy Breakfast At Tiffany’s or a classic crime movie Double Indemnity.

Did you know that Sussex Police’s non-emergency contact number has changed? It is now 01273 470 101 and costs 15p for the entire call. In cases of emergency you should still call 999 and the calls are still free of charge.