Mary Taylor

Holton Cottages

Congratulations - It’s Monday morning as i write this and have just had a wonderful phone chat with Barbara O’Neil at the newsagents. Having left the shop yesterday in good order little could she and her husband Tesky know what would go on in their absence. But when Tesky arrived at five this morning to do the papers he knew something was out of order. His first thoughts were that the front window had been smashed, so went up the outside of the building to have a look see. He was amazed to see this wonderful display that was a thank you and to celebrate their 25 years as our newsagents. A lovely painting done by Graham Sendall and bought by the villagers, with bubble comments from some of those who had contributed around it was in the window, they thought it was to be a display of the Monday quilters. On the counter he found champagne and glasses. Barbara said she was overwhelmed and was having trouble assessing this kindness. She said in the 25 years they have known everything that goes on in the village and this has to be the best kept secret ever. Congratulations to both Barbara and Tesky, it has been a pleasure having you here, your kindness and help has always been appreciated. I guess it is too much to hope for another 25 years!

The fun bridge afternoon takes place today at the Burwash Common Pavilion from 12.30pm. Tickets may still be available, if you call now to Anne Gray on 01435 8824422 or Susanna Price on 01435 863332. Players of all abilities are welcome to attend with lunch and tea/coffee included in the £10 cost. Cold drinks will be available at the licensed bar. Play will begin at 2pm. All proceeds will go to admiral Nurses for Dementia.

The ever popular Vegas night returns to Burwash Common tomorrow evening at 7.30pm. These evenings include roulette, black jack and more for your entertainment and fun. For more details call Jan McCartney on 01435 882117.

The monthly parish footpath walk will take place on Monday Morning. Anyone can join these walks which are fun and help to keep the network of public footpaths in use and in good repair. They will meet in the beat car park for 9am, from where Roger Cloke will lead you into pastures new and old. You will return to the village in time for lunch.

The Burwash Horticultural Society will be holding their AGM on Tuesday afternoon in the burwash village hall at 2pm. All members and potential new members are welcome to attend.

This years late night shopping and Christmas festive evening is being held on Wednesday 5th December. If you would like to be involved in anyway then please get in touch with Kevin Parker at the Bear on 01435 882540. Already many things have been organised including fire juggling, Santa’s grotto, craft stalls, brass band, a magician and barbecue. all the shops and businesses will be open until late.