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Bodiam news


Parish council meeting: the next meeting of the parish council is on October 23 at 7 PM in the Parish Room. Members of the public are most welcome to attend. The meeting will be open for public participation from 7.30 to 7:40 PM.

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Burwash news


Quiz: A huge thank you to everyone who was involved with or attended the fun quiz evening at the village hall last Saturday. What a fantastic evening it was. There were fifteen teams taking part, we had to turn teams away because we didn’t have room for them. As always Steve Bennett and Terry Parker did a great job as our question masters, keeping us entertained while giving our brains a workout with some awesome questions. Grateful thanks to Ann Ashton and Sue Kirk for giving us such a delicious supper, to Ann Rubens and Linda Jamieson for the raffle and mostly to all those who joined the team. The winners were culture Vultures with Five to one runners up. Bottom winning the smarties were Spring High. After expenses we made £714 for the village hall, which is fabulous. Thank you

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Beckley news


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Westfield news


East Sussex Library: services are under threat, and residents are urged to make their comments to ESCC 14 December. You can see details of their proposals on the village website and at In particular it is proposed that the mobile library service will no longer be provided, which has implications for Westfield residents who do not have access to internet or who find it difficult to travel into Hastings. Please find time to look at the proposals and make any comments

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Udimore news


CHURCH SERVICE: In St Mary’s at 8am on Sunday there will be a service of Holy Communion.

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Whaltington news


Parish Council: The rearranged parish council meeting will now take place on Thursday 2nd November 2017 in the village hall, please note, starting at 8.00pm. Open Session 8.00pm- 8.20pm. The later start date for this meeting, only, is to fit in with village hall bookings.

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Winchelsea & Winchelsea Beach news


Who and why: The questions surrounding the mysterious Lady Julian of Norwich will be reviewed at this evening’s Literary Society meeting when theologian Claire Foster-Gilbert will explain all. Drinks will be available at 7 for a 7.30pm start in the Lower Court Hall.

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Staplecross news


COMMUNITY NEWS & REVIEWS: ROAD CLOSURE - DAGG LANE, Ewhurst Green -- Notice of a Temporary Road Closure -C620, which is Dagg Lane, from it’s junction with the C19 Bodiam Road. The road closure is to allow Openreach to carry out underground structure works and the works are anticipated to take approximately four (4) days from Monday October 30th 2017 to Thursday 2nd. November 2017 between the hours of 09.30am and 3.30pm. A diversion via C19 Bodiam Road and C20 Shoreham Lane, Ewhurst - and vice versa will be in place during this time. Advance warning signs will also be placed on site during this time, advising of actual date of works. Please take extra care around this area, and allow extra time for your journey.

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Iden news


A LITTLE COLOUR PLEASE!: Once upon a time, buying a carpet meant choosing from rolls of colourful shades. Last week we were told that people now go for beige or grey, and that’s that, and indeed it seemed so, because apart from a few colours hidden deep amongst the samples all carpets were grey or beige. It saddened me, I must say that colour is to be excluded, and our preferences cloned to embrace only the shades of a sandy beach, or a moody sky. I felt like a ‘Stepford wife’, following the crowd. Are we all to wave goodbye to the rich tapestry of colour that lurks in our soul? I love red, the colour of poppies. I imagine bright red cooking pots decorating some cavernous Mexican cantina [swarthy Mexicans drinking tequila] Someone told me once that the colour red is conducive to eating, so much of my kitchen is unfashionably red. I love blue [although blue can be cold], but not if mixed to accommodate different blues, Forget -me-not blue and the ever-changing blues of the sea. Yellow is my favourite the colour of the sun, and primroses, and those tiny ladies slippers that form a group in the grass [safety in numbers] Then green. Look at the shades of green the good Lord created for us to wonder at. His imagination was boundless, his open- mindedness, and intrinsic eye for colour something which has intrigued and astounded since the world began. All that uninhibited foliage, the green background that allows every other colour to shine. Orange now, the colour of flame [very popular in the sixties and seventies] I loved it then, but for the purpose of furnishings familiarity has bred contempt. I love gold [the Midas touch] Purple too, the colour of plums and damsons and vicar’s robes. I felt a little downcast when I came out of the carpet shop. Who are these people who love only beige?

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Sedlescombe news


SEDLESCOMBE GREEN WI: The next meeting of Sedlescombe Green WI will be on Wednesday October 25 in the village hall at 7,30pm, when we welcome Sue Evans from “Surviving Christmas”, a charity based in Hastings. They provide festive cheer for the homeless and needy families over the festive period. We will be collecting tins of food and other goodies for her to take back with her as they say “every little helps” Visitors and friends are always welcome to meetings so do join us for an interesting evening. There will be a welcome cuppa and biscuit on offer.

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Sandhurst news


Church service:s at the Baptist Church for October 22 are morning worship at 10:30 AM and soup and sweet lunch at 1 PM. There is no evening meeting. The church supports Saturday netball school at Sandhurst primary school from 9.30 to 11 AM on Saturday and soccer school from 9.30 to 11:30 AM at Sandhurst playing fields, both events are on term time only. The church phone number is (01580) 850715. The services at the Church of England on October 22 are all age Communion at 10 AM. The rector will take the service. The mission church services at 5 PM, contemporary praise when Vicky Young will take the service.

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Mountfield news


HARVEST FESTIVAL: ‘All is safely gathered in ere the winter storms begin…’ Once again the cycle of life has turned full circle and we are in the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and for this we celebrated and gave thanks last Sunday in our ancient church that stands sentinel among the fields in Mountfield and has seen nearly 900 Harvest Thanksgivings.

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Netherfield news


East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre: This is the second entry of this article to ensure that we try and capture the widest possible audience for the good work that is undertaken by the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre. It is a registered charity working in partnership with Adult Social Care to provide a no charge mobile information and advice service for Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex. Within the vehicle they are equipped to offer demonstrations of assistive equipment and hearing screening tests.

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Ninfield & Hooe news


See you in the Blacksmiths-Car-Park-Bar!!: Too busy a column for my nattering this fact there is a split column...Battle edition has it all... Bexhill, I’m afraid you’re curtailed to 1150 words.. Sorry!!!

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Peasmarsh news


The next visit: of the Mobile Library will be on Thursday 9th November.

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Northiam news


Fireworks!: Well, the big event for us this week is our 5th Bonfire Procession & Fireworks on Saturday. Lots of people have joined in the run up by making the guys which have been popping up all over the village, which has made driving through the village more interesting – and sometimes scary! Don’t forget to bring them to the Village Green (opposite Will’s Bakery) in time to be judged at midday on Saturday.

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Robertsbridge news


St Mary’s Salehurst: will be holding Holy Communion at 11am at Salehurst. Earlier at5 9am Holy Communion will be held at Holy Trinity Hurstgreen. If you need a lift please ring 01580 880282.

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Icklesham news


GREETINGS: Do you like sunshine as much as I do? If so, you will have been enjoying the St. Luke’s Little Summer. It is rather ridiculous to be enjoying sitting in the sun in Mid October, but I’m not complaining !!

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Etchingham news


THE SEABIRD’S CRY: On Saturday October 28, Adam Nicolson will be talking about his latest book “The Seabird’s Cry”. The talk, in aid of ETSR, will be in the village hall at 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm, tickets are £15 each, includes a glass of wine, for tickets please contact get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment .

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