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Colin Boylett

Etchingham

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS: The local elections to take place on Thursday May 2 will be to choose not just your District Councillors but also to select your PARISH COUNCIL for the next four years. Is this the year that you consider becoming a Parish Councillor?

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PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS: The local elections to take place on Thursday May 2 will be to choose not just your District Councillors but also to select your PARISH COUNCIL for the next four years. Is this the year that you consider becoming a Parish Councillor?

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CRICKET FIELD: The result of the voting on the cricket field project was announced at the Parish Council meeting on Thursday February 21, and a resolution was made on the next course of action. If you were not at the meeting the result of the vote was 94 yes and 125 no not at this time. The Parish Council will now look at what other options are available will make an alternative proposal in due course, the details of the voting are on the village website www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk .

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CRICKET FIELD: The result of the voting on the cricket field project was announced at the Parish Council meeting on Thursday February 21, and a resolution was made on the next course of action. If you were not at the meeting the result of the vote was 94 yes and 125 no not at this time. The Parish Council will now look at what other options are available will make an alternative proposal in due course, the details of the voting are on the village website www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk .

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CRICKET FIELD: The result of the voting on the cricket field project was announced at the Parish Council meeting yesterday, and a resolution was made on the next course of action. If you were not at the meeting the details are on the village website www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk and I will include in this column next week.

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CRICKET FIELD: Today (February 15) is the last day to return your response forms to vote yes or no to the Parish Council borrowing £100,000 from the Public Works Loan Board to fund the creatioin of the cricket and football field. There is one vote for every Etchingham resident who is listed on the Electoral Register for Etchingham, each person needs to submit a separate form, one response form has been delivered to each house, further copies for other members of the household can be obtained from the Parish Office at Parsonage Croft, or can be downloaded from the village website www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk If you require more information before making your decision there is information and some Q & A’s from the Public Meeting on the website, or you can contact the Parish Clerk today 10.30am to 2.30pm at the Parish Office 01580 819048 paulette.etchinghampc@gmail.com . All response forms must be returned to the parish office by today, Friday February 15.

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CRICKET FIELD: There was a public meeting to discuss proposals for the Cricket Field last Saturday (February 2), in the Ahrens Hall. You will be aware that it is proposed to bring the ‘Cricket Field’, behind the houses at the north-west end of the High Street, back into use as a sports field. The development will involve considerable earthworks and extensive drainage works. The Parish Council holds some funds which were part of the proceeds from the sale of the old village hall site, but there is a shortfall of £100,000. The Parish Council is allowed to apply to the Public Works Loan Board for the required amount, spread over a repayment period of up to 50 years. At the current interest rate that is set by the Treasury the amount required equates to a repayment sum of £4,820 per annum or £11.70 per annum for a Band D householder. This is a decision for the village, not the Parish Council, survey forms were available at the meeting and have been distributed to every house in the village, 51% of the responses must be in favour for the loan application to go ahead. There is one vote for every Etchingham resident who is listed on the Electoral Register for Etchingham, each person needs to submit a separate form, one response form has been delivered to each house, further copies for other members of the household can be obtained from the Parish Office at Parsonage Croft, or can be downloaded from the village website www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk If you require more information before making your decision there is information and some Q & A’s from the Public Meeting on the website, or you can contact the Parish Clerk Monday, Wednesday or Friday 10.30am to 2.30pm at the Parish Office 01580 819048 paulette.etchinghampc@gmail.com . All response forms must be returned to the parish office by Friday February 15.

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PUBLIC MEETING: There will be a public meeting to discuss proposals for the Cricket Field tomorrow (Saturday February 2), 11.30am. You will be aware that it is proposed to bring the ‘Cricket Field’, behind the houses at the north-west end of the High Street, back into use as a sports field. The development will involve considerable earthworks and extensive drainage works. The Parish Council holds some funds which were part of the proceeds from the sale of the old village hall site, but there is a shortfall of £100,000. The Parish Council is allowed to apply to the Public Works Loan Board for the required amount, spread over a repayment period of up to 50 years. At the current interest rate that is set by the Treasury the amount required equates to a repayment sum of £4,820 per annum or £11.70 per annum for a Band D householder. This is a decision for the village, not the Parish Council, survey forms will be available at the meeting and will be distributed to every house in the village, 51% of the responses must be in favour for the loan application to go ahead. Full details of the meeting are on the village website www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk

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PUBLIC MEETING: There will be a public meeting to discuss proposals for the Cricket Field on Saturday February 2, 11.30am. You will be aware that it is proposed to bring the ‘Cricket Field’, behind the houses at the north-west end of the High Street, back into use as a sports field. The development will involve considerable earthworks and extensive drainage works. The Parish Council holds some funds which were part of the proceeds from the sale of the old village hall site, but there is a shortfall of £100,000. The Parish Council is allowed to apply to the Public Works Loan Board for the required amount, spread over a repayment period of up to 50 years. At the current interest rate that is set by the Treasury the amount required equates to a repayment sum of £4,820 per annum or £11.70 per annum for a Band D householder. This is a decision for the village, not the Parish Council, survey forms will be available at the meeting and will be distributed to every house in the village, 51% of the responses must be in favour for the loan application to go ahead. Full details of the meeting are on the village website www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk

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PUBLIC MEETING: There will be a public meeting to discuss proposals for the Cricket Field on Saturday February 2, 11.30am. You will be aware that it is proposed to bring the ‘Cricket Field’, behind the houses at the north-west end of the High Street, back into use as a sports field. The development will involve considerable earthworks and extensive drainage works. The Parish Council holds some funds which were part of the proceeds from the sale of the old village hall site, but there is a shortfall of £100,000. The Parish Council is allowed to apply to the Public Works Loan Board for the required amount, spread over a repayment period of up to 50 years. At the current interest rate that is set by the Treasury the amount required equates to a repayment sum of £4,820 per annum or £11.70 per annum for a Band D householder. This is a decision for the village, not the Parish Council, survey forms will be available at the meeting and will be distributed to every house in the village, 51% of the responses must be in favour for the loan application to go ahead. Full details of the meeting are on the village website www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk

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PARISH MAGAZINE: it is time to get your information in for the next edition of the Parish Magazine. The copy date for the February/March edition is this Sunday (January 13). So, get your articles to Phillipa today!

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PARISH MAGAZINE: it is time to start thinking about the next Parish Magazine. The copy date for the February/March edition is Sunday January 13. As usual Phillipa can start working with material as soon as it is received, so no need to wait until the last minute!

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CHRISTMAS PLAY: Another excellent play last Saturday evening, in the village halls, well done to all the performers, singers, stage management and those working quietly unseen in the background for providing us with another enjoyable evening of entertainment. The story revolved around the building of the railway line through Etchingham in the 1850’s, and the eventual saving of the Etchingham Christmas Party, and of course the play would not be complete without the appearance of Jill’s famous donkey.

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SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR: The Friends of Etchingham School hosted their annual Christmas Fair last Saturday December 1, a perfect start to the Christmas Season.

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SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR: The Etchingham School Christmas Fair is tomorrow (Saturday December 1) in the school and village hall, 12.00 to 3.00. Lots of stalls and Christmas goodies, BBQ, Mulled Wine, cakes, soup, teas and coffee and it is rumoured that Father Christmas might make a visit.

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SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR: The Etchingham School Christmas Fair is on Saturday December 1 in the school and village hall, 12.00 to 3.00. Lots of stalls and Christmas goodies, BBQ, Mulled Wine, cakes, soup, teas and coffee and it is rumoured that Father Christmas might make a visit.

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PLAYGROUNDS: Etchingham Recreation Ground Trust (ERGT) is the charity responsible for Queen’s Garden and the Viper site. ERGT are working on fund raising for repair and replacement of equipment, and apologise for the delay in the start of fundraising, due to the setting up of the bank account taking much longer than anticipated. You can generate funds for ERGT whenever you shop online and it does not cost you anything extra. You register at Give as you Live https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/ergt then whenever you shop online you sign in to the Give as you Live website first and use the link on the site to access the retailer you are purchasing from, there are over 4,000 online retailers available so your favourites are bound to be there, a small percentage of your purchase will be donated to ERGT, the amounts are quite small but if lots of people remember to use the system for every purchase it will soon add up to a useful sum of money. You will find more details of how to use Give as you Live on the ERGT fundraising page of the village website www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk/playgrounds/give-as-you-live EVERY PENNY COUNTS. There is now also a fundraising page online where you can make a donation https://www.everyclick.com/etchinghamplaygrounds if you are a tax payer please remember to fill in the Gift Aid form when you make your donation so that ERGT get an extra 25% from HMRC. If you want to make a donation but do not have the ability to do it online, you can a payment with cash or a cheque payable to Etchingham Playgrounds and deliver it to the Parish Office at Parsonage Croft, or in a sealed envelope clearly marked ‘playground appeal’ at the Post Office. The target to be raised is £25,000, at the time of writing just over £500 has been raised, with approx. another £100 of donations and gift aid waiting to be approved, so quite a way to go yet, if you have any fundraising ideas, and more importantly, time to help organise fundraising, email etchinghamplaygrounds@gmail.com

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PLAYGROUNDS: Etchingham Recreation Ground Trust (ERGT) is the charity responsible for Queen’s Garden and the Viper site. ERGT are working on fund raising for repair and replacement of equipment, and apologise for the delay in the start of fundraising, due to the setting up of the bank account taking much longer than anticipated. You can generate funds for ERGT whenever you shop online and it does not cost you anything extra. You register at Give as you Live https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/ergt then whenever you shop online you sign in to the Give as you Live website first and use the link on the site to access the retailer you are purchasing from, there are over 4,000 online retailers available so your favourites are bound to be there, a small percentage of your purchase will be donated to ERGT, the amounts are quite small but if lots of people remember to use the system for every purchase it will soon add up to a useful sum of money. You will find more details of how to use Give as you Live on the ERGT fundraising page of the village website www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk/playgrounds/give-as-you-live EVERY PENNY COUNTS. There is now also a fundraising page online where you can make a donation https://www.everyclick.com/etchinghamplaygrounds if you are a tax payer please remember to fill in the Gift Aid form when you make your donation so that ERGT get an extra 25% from HMRC. If you want to make a donation but do not have the ability to do it online, you can a payment with cash or a cheque payable to Etchingham Playgrounds and deliver it to the Parish Office at Parsonage Croft, or in a sealed envelope clearly marked ‘playground appeal’ at the Post Office. The target to be raised is £25,000, at the time of writing just over £500 has been raised, with approx. another £100 of donations and gift aid waiting to be approved, so quite a way to go yet, if you have any fundraising ideas, and more importantly, time to help organise fundraising, email etchinghamplaygrounds@gmail.com

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PLAYGROUNDS: You will be aware that some of the playground equipment in both Queen’s Garden and the Viper site had to be taken out of use because of safety issues, other items have limited remaining life and will have to be taken out of use in the not too distant future. Etchingham Recreation Ground Trust (ERGT) is the charity responsible for Queen’s Garden and the Viper site. ERGT are working on fund raising for repair and replacement of equipment, and apologise for the delay in the start of fundraising, due to the setting up of the bank account taking much longer than anticipated. You can generate funds for ERGT whenever you shop online and it does not cost you anything extra. You register at Give as you Live https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/ergt then whenever you shop online you sign in to the Give as you Live website first and use the link on the site to access the retailer you are purchasing from, there are over 4,000 online retailers available so your favourites are bound to be there, a small percentage of your purchase will be donated to ERGT, the amounts are quite small but if lots of people remember to use the system for every purchase it will soon add up to a useful sum of money. You will find more details of how to use Give as you Live on the ERGT fundraising page of the village website www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk/playgrounds/give-as-you-live EVERY PENNY COUNTS. There is now also a fundraising page online where you can make a donation https://www.everyclick.com/etchinghamplaygrounds if you are a tax payer please remember to fill in the Gift Aid form when you make your donation so that ERGT get an extra 25% from HMRC. If you want to make a donation but do not have the ability to do it online, you can a payment with cash or a cheque payable to Etchingham Playgrounds and deliver it to the Parish Office at Parsonage Croft, or in a sealed envelope clearly marked ‘playground appeal’ at the Post Office. The target to be raised is £25,000, at the time of writing this £210 has been raised, with £52.50 of gift aid waiting to be processed by HMRC, so quite a way to go yet, if you have any fundraising ideas email etchinghamplaygrounds@gmail.com

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Etchingham

PLAYGROUNDS: You will be aware that some of the playground equipment in both Queen’s Garden and the Viper site had to be taken out of use because of safety issues, other items have limited remaining life and will have to be taken out of use in the not too distant future. Etchingham Recreation Ground Trust (ERGT) is the charity responsible for Queen’s Garden and the Viper site. ERGT are working on fund raising for repair and replacement of equipment, and apologise for the delay in the start of fundraising, due to the setting up of the bank account taking much longer than anticipated. You can generate funds for ERGT whenever you shop online and it does not cost you anything extra. You register at Give as you Live www.giveasyoulive.com then whenever you shop online you sign in to the Give as you Live website first and use the link on the site to access the retailer you are purchasing from, there are over 4,000 online retailers available so your favourites are bound to be there, a small percentage of your purchase will be donated to ERGT, the amounts are quite small but if lots of people remember to use the system for every purchase it will soon add up to a useful sum of money. You will find more details of how to use Give as you Live on the ERGT fundraising page of the village website www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk/playgrounds/give-as-you-live EVERY PENNY COUNTS. An online funding page is being set up, I hope to be able to give you details of that next week.

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