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LITTLE WHITE ANGELS: Snowdrops are a ‘come hell or high water flower aren’t they’? They are appearing now in dribs and drabs, in spite of the cold weather, and churchyards are becoming carpeted in them. There is something angelic about them, something almost clerical about their garb. When you think about it, Flowers are so constant and reliable aren’t they?. In the main they are delicate. They wither and die after a very limited shelf life, and yet they have tenacity and strength of character, in that they turn up, as expected, at the same time every year, give or take a few days. If only we humans were as unswervingly reliable!

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Peasmarsh news

Peasmarsh

Mobile Library: The next visit of the Mobile Library will be on Thursday 2nd March 2017.

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Sedlescombe news

Sedlescombe

TABLE TOP SALE DATE: Tomorrow, Saturday February 18 from 10am to 12noon in Sedlescombe village hall. Entrance is just 20p.There will be coffee, tea and light refreshments available too so come go along and find a bargain, then enjoy a coffee and chat with friends. All the tables have been hired for the event, sellers are invited to set up from 9am. For any further details please call 01424 870808. All proceeds to St John the Baptist church

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Netherfield news

Netherfield

Netherfield Arm of Battle Neighbourhood Plan: On 9 February 2017 the latest meeting of the Battle Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group was held at the Almonry. The Committee set the date for the Exhibition to be held, to present the findings of the survey and set out progress on potential development sites within the Parish. The date was tentatively set for 28th and 29th April, as availability of the venues is still to be determined. This will provide the opportunity for the Parish Community, in Battle, Netherfield and Telham to have their say on the future of our area.

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Ninfield & Hooe news

Ninfield

If Music be the Food of Love..; Well? Was your week a philharmonic symphony of delight? Did your doorstep stack with cards from unknown admirers? Your vases fill with 50 shades of Red Roses? At time of writing it’s still before the event.. THE day is Tuesday, and who knows..?! But, really, what an extraordinary display of Hearts Flowers and Love tokens now adorn every shop window and shelf...it’s definitely an enormous money-making exercise.. and, truthfully, shouldn’t the sentiments of St. Valentine’s Day be expressed on a 365 basis? Anyway, before we go to the Dairy events, a quick report on the Wacky Races final vote at the Carnival meeting on the 8th Feb. After a consultation with the residents of Church Lane and Downsview, there were 9 replies, 2 For the event and 7 Against. It was great to be able to reconfirm the Blacksmiths Inn on the list of options, as the new Manager Jimmy was really keen to hold what might be the last running of the Races, in it’s usual venue, with all the new ideas the Carnival is promoting. So this was the option voted for by the Committee for Sunday 28th May; planning now is on the go... And put the 29th April in your Diary - Live Auction at the Memorial Hall! Watch This Space!

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Sandhurst news

Sandhurst

Sandhurst Twinning Association: are to hold a Quiz Night at the Old School, Sandhurst, on March 4 at 7pm for 7.30pm.. The cost of £10 per person includes supper. Please bring your own drinks, glasses and nibble. It is for teams of up to eight and you can either book as a whole team or the Association will put people together with others to make up a team. To reserve a place call Jill on 01580 850414,

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Robertsbridge news

Robertsbridge

Fancy a night out: then head towards Robertsbridge Hall tonight at 7.30pm where you can experience Woody Allen’s latest, `Café Society`.

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Fairlight news

Fairlight

Church matters: There is just the one service in the parish this Sunday, February 19, which is Holy Communion at St Andrew’s at 10.30 am. But there is also a prayer meeting, with the weekly date resuming with a new time and location – it’s to be at St Peter’s. Please check with church officials for the time for the meeting, which is set until March 20, after which it will change as the clocks go forward. Why not join in to pray for our village, our church, our outreach and those in need.

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Catsfield news

Catsfield

No different news: for Catsfield Village Voice this week I’m afraid, so here’s some of forthcoming events that you’ve all seen before. We’re deep in the ‘winter shut-down’ I think, but at least the weather’s not as bad as it could be and Spring IS getting closer!

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Brede news

Brede

How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email bredevillagevoice@btinternet.com

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Bodiam news

Bodiam

Jackie’s news: who now deliver newspapers in and around Bodiam, are still busy expanding and hav a customer referral rewards scheme where you can earn £20 per recommendation. Call 01580 763183 for more information.

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Burwash news

Burwash

Panto: The final curtain has come down on this years production by the Burwash Amateur Pantomime Society. After six near full house performances the cast and crew can take a well earned bow and relax. They certainly did us all proud again with some new members on stage, young and older, we were very well entertained. I think they did a fantastic job with Calamity Jane the Panto, an unusual take in this their 31st year of staging them. Thank you to everyone involved and well done.

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Staplecross news

Staplecross

COMMUNITY NEWS & REVIEWS: STAPLECROSS VILLAGE HALL - JUMBLE SALE - In view of the considerable road works taking place surrounding Staplecross village and the nearby properties, together with all the disruptions that accompany them, it has been decided to CANCEL the JUMBLE SALE that was due to take place TOMORROW - Saturday February 18th. at the local village hall. This event has now been booked for a date later on and details of that will be advertised soon.

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Mountfield news

Mountfield

MOUNTFIELD BIG SCREEN SOCIAL NIGHTS: A reminder that tomorrow (Saturday 18th) is the showing of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. Apart from Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, the full cast list is ridiculous with performances from, amongst others, Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield, Cathy Burke, Celia Imrie, and Dawn French. Not to mention star appearances by Lulu, Graham Norton, Lily Cole, Stella McCartney and Jeremy Paxman. “A broad, silly, likeable, daft Britcom” (Guardian). Doors open 7.30. Usual pop-corn, chocolate and drinks available with a suggested donation of £5.00 to Village Hall funds.

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Northiam news

Northiam

Dance Club: Our Sequence Dance Club meets in the Village Hall on Friday evenings. Call Tony (253287) to find out more – the evening is 7-10pom with a break for tea and chat.

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Whaltington news

Whatlington

PARISH CHURCH NEWS: Our Sunday service at Whatlington next Sunday will be an 9.30 am Holy Communion.

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Winchelsea & Winchelsea Beach news

Winchelsea

Climbing adventures: The Literary Society meets this evening (Friday) to hear Dan Richards speak about his travels and climbing exploits across Europe in which he used his great-great-aunt Dorothy’s memoirs for a guide. He will be referring to his book ‘Climbing Days’, published in June 2016, which describes the trail he took following in the footholds of Dorothy and her husband in the 1930s. The meeting is entitled ‘Adventures, Alps & Aunts’ and starts at 7 for 7.30pm in the Lower Court Hall with light refreshments served before the talk begins. If you would like to purchase Climbing Days, signed copies are available at the Rye Bookshop.

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Udimore news

Udimore

DIGGING UP THE PAST: There’s been much interest in Sue Lee’s talk on local archaeology, at 3pm tomorrow (Saturday) in the Hall. Sue is well qualified to give us a most informative and stimulating talk. For a late booking, it would be worth ringing me (01797 223055), Gillian Rothery (01424882774), Liz Turgoose (01424 882657) or Sue Rowan (01424 882681) as soon as you can. Tickets cost £12.50, to include tea and cake.

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Westfield news

Westfield

Services at the Parish Church: on Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and 10am. If all goes to plan the new church boiler will have been installed this week, and services and the Wednesday afternoon Parent and Toddler Group should be able to return to a warm church. Following next week’s Family Service on 26 February there will be a roast lunch at 1pm in the Parish Hall. Treat yourself for just £8, but please buy your tickets in advance from churchwardens or from Archers Butchers.

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Fairlight news

Fairlight

Church matters: There are two services in the parish this Sunday, the first of which is a Holy Communion service at 8 am at St Peter’s, and the second, one of Morning Praise at St Andrew’s at 10.30 am.

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