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Colin Boylett

Etchingham

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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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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ETCHINGHAM FIREWORKS: It is firework time again, the Etchingham fireworks will be on Saturday November 10, same location as last year, the field near the bottom of Burgh Hill, by kind permission of Tim Crane. Bonfire, Fireworks, Hot Dogs, Beer, Mulled wine, Glow Sticks. BBQ from 6pm, Fire lit at 6.30pm, Fireworks T 7pm. Then why not finish the evening off at the Etchingham Club with music by the Logan Wilson Band from 8pm.

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QUIZ NIGHT: ETSR have a Quiz Night tomorrow, Saturday October 13, in the village hall, 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets may still be available, £10 each, which includes a delicious 2 course supper. There is a bar and raffle. Check for tickets at the Post Office or contact Nicky Mdenzies nicky@homebirth.net, all proceeds go towards the upkeep of the halls.

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QUIZ NIGHT: ETSR are pleased to announce that their Quiz Night is back on Saturday October 13, in the village hall, 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £10, which includes a delicious 2 course supper. There is a bar and raffle. Tickets are now available from the Post Office, all proceeds go towards the upkeep of the halls.

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Etchingham

QUIZ NIGHT: ETSR are pleased to announce that their Quiz Night is back on Saturday October 13, in the village hall, 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £10, which includes a delicious 2 course supper. There is a bar and raffle. Tickets are now available from the Post Office, all proceeds go towards the upkeep of the halls.

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ETCHINGHAM’s BIG WEEKEND: There was a very good attendance at Etchingham’s Big Weekend, in Queen’s Garden and the Church, last Saturday, making it another successful village event. The event was opened by Huw Merriman MP, signalling the start of activities, the Dog Show commenced as soon as the event opened, Wadhurst Brass Band entertained visitors throughout the afternoon, many of the children enjoyed investigating all the equipment on the Fire Engine that the Burwash Firefighters had on show for the afternoon, some of the children had a go with a hose. There was a display of old bicycles, including Ray Konyn with his Penny Farthing which was another fascination for a lot of the children. In the Church there were some of the elements of the traditional Flower Show and the photographic competition, a display of historical photos & postcards, model railways and a display by Etchingham Military and Aviation group. This year only some of the Flower Show classes were held, so not all of the cups and trophies were presented this year, These are the winners of those that were presented. Whinns trophy, Linda Neve; Wishdown Cup, Alicia Hasnip; MacDonald Shield, Mary barnes; Butler Cup, Sue Mumford; Brookside Shield, Miles Bell; Chandler Cup, Georgie Briggs; Silver Tray, Phil, Paul, Paddy and Max from the Post Office. I took a few photos during the afternoon and have uploaded them to an album at Flickr, you are welcome to copy any of them if you wish, https://www.flickr.com/photos/ttelyob/albums/72157699541221691 . Many thanks to all who helped make the event a success, all profits to the Church Fabric Fund.

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ETCHINGHAM’s BIG WEEKEND: This weekend Etchingham Church will host Etchingham’s Big Weekend 2018. On Saturday the show will be opened by Huw Merriman MP at 1.30pm. The event will be held in the Church and Queen’s Garden it will feature some elements of the annual Flower Show, a photography competition, exhibitions, bicycles, stalls, model railways, Wadhurst Brass band, teas and cakes and of course the Dog Show, and lots more. The categories for the photography competition are “Bikes and Bikers” “Sunny Sussex” “”Rivers, Lakes and Streams” “In the Garden” and “ People Watching”. This year there is a chance to enter one extra photo free of charge, if you have two photos that you think have a chance of being a winner you can enter one extra entry in any one of the five classes, free of charge, please note only one free entry will be allowed for each exhibitor. The schedule and entry form can be downloaded from the village website and paper copies will soon be available in the village shops and the Bistro. Registration for the Dog Show is from 12.45pm. On Sunday, starting at 3pm, there will be Church Tours, Treasure Hunt and Teas, the weekend concludes at 6pm with a Village Service of Praise and Thanksgiving in the Church with Stonegate Choir.

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ETCHINGHAM’s BIG WEEKEND: On Saturday September 8 and Sunday September 9 Etchingham Church will host Etchingham’s Big Weekend 2018. On Saturday the show will be opened by Huw Merriman MP at 1.30pm. The event will be held in the Church and Queen’s Garden it will feature some elements of the annual Flower Show, a photography competition, exhibitions, bicycles, stalls, model railways, Wadhurst Brass band, teas and cakes and of course the Dog Show, and lots more. The categories for the photography competition are “Bikes and Bikers” “Sunny Sussex” “”Rivers, Lakes and Streams” “In the Garden” and “ People Watching”. This year there is a chance to enter one extra photo free of charge, if you have two photos that you think have a chance of being a winner you can enter one extra entry in any one of the five classes, free of charge, please note only one free entry will be allowed for each exhibitor. The schedule and entry form can be downloaded from the village website and paper copies will soon be available in the village shops and the Bistro. Registration for the Dog Show is from 12.45pm. On Sunday, starting at 3pm, there will be Church Tours, Treasure Hunt and Teas, the weekend concludes at 6pm with a Village Service of Praise and Thanksgiving in the Church with Stonegate Choir.

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Etchingham

ETCHINGHAM PLAYGROUNDS: Progress is being made with setting up online fund raising for playground equipment repairs and/or replacement, we want to take full advantage the ability to include Gift Aid in the donations, so a slight delay while that is set up at HMRC, hope to be able to give you more information here next week. An “Etchingham Playgrounds” fund is being set up and a Facebook group, not directly connected to the Parish Council or ERGT, has been set up and will be used to keep residents up to date with progress and updates from the Parish Council a& ERGT, it also gives residents the opportunity to put forward their ideas, suggestions and comments. Anyone can see the group, but if you want to participate in any of the activity on the group you will need to join the group.https://www.facebook.com/groups/etchinghamplaygrounds . there is also a Twitter page https://twitter.com/etchinghamplay If you want to make contact with queries, suggestions, comments or anything else, please use the email address etchinghamplaygrounds@gmail.com

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ETCHINGHAM PLAYGROUNDS: Progress is being made with setting up fund raising for playground equipment repairs and/or replacement, hope to be able to give you more information here next week. An “Etchingham Playgrounds” fund is being set up and a Facebook group, not directly connected to the Parish Council or ERGT, has been set up and will be used to keep residents up to date with progress and updates from the Parish Council a& ERGT, it also gives residents the opportunity to put forward their ideas, suggestions and comments. Anyone can see the group, but if you want to participate in any of the activity on the group you will need to join the group.https://www.facebook.com/groups/etchinghamplaygrounds . there is also a Twitter page https://twitter.com/etchinghamplay If you want to make contact with queries, suggestions, comments or anything else, please use the email address etchinghamplaygrounds@gmail.com

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