Mary Taylor, Holton Cottages

Last Saturday’s fun general knowledge quiz evening was a really good evening. The questions were a real mix from sport, history ,TV & film, food & drink, geography and more, with some to tax the brain others the answers just jump out. Steve Bennett and Terry Parker did a wonderful job for us again and we thank them for giving up their time for us. There was lots of laughter as groups made up there own answers and generally had fun. The hot food was delicious thanks the Shirley Viney and Lynda Maude-Roxby, and the fruit salad was a great finisher. The winners were The Odd Bods with 100 points with Status Quo on 92 the runners up. The Village hall committee would like to say thank you to all who supported the event which raised a nice £300 towards the redecoration of the main hall.

Thankfully the weather was kind on sunday for the St George’s day party on the green, the brain child of Rod Clifton. Those of us who attended had a enjoyable time, there was plenty of food which was generously shared out and the children had lots fun with the games that were provided for them. Ian Rees did a great job with the Barbecue and there was plenty of laughter and chat. It was good to meet new people and share picnics with each other. Let’s hope this becomes a yearly happening and grows bigger each time. Look out for more of these parties on the green in the future.

Tonight is music night at the Pavilion in Burwash Common. You are all welcome to go along and hear local talented people playing instruments and singing well known songs, for your entertainment. The fun starts at 8pm and the licensed bar will be open.

Tomorrow evening the group Twenty One Whiskeys will be playing at The Wheel Inn for St George’s Day. This band, who played for us at last years August Bank holiday fair and have been booked to come back this year, play folk and Americana music. They are great to listen too, i dare you to keep you feet still!! The fun begins at 8pm. and you are welcome to go along.

On sunday morning the St Bartholomew’s Church will be holding their AGM at 11am straight after the 10am service. At this meeting hte church wardens will be elected at which all members of the Parish can vote. Elections of other posts will also take place but only those on the electoral roll can vote at this. You are all very welcome to be on this roll. You are all welcome to attend the meeting.

The annual St Philip’s school re-union will be held on Sunday at the Masonic hall Burwash Common, behind the church. The fun begins at 2pm, when all past pupils of St Philip’s primary school are welcome to attend, and will catch up and reminisce. The school closed down in the 1960’s, but they still get together each year. Tea and snacks(provided by the attendees) will be available.

The Burwash Short Mat Bowls club will be holding their Annual general meeting on Monday at 8pm. All members are welcome to attend. The club will hear how successful the last year was and elect new committee, decide when to halt meetings for the summer break and plan their annual Memorial cup tournament.

The new course of The Community Weight Loss challenge got under way last week. A friendly group of people meet every Tuesday evening at 7pm in the Annex of The Christ The King catholic church for gentle guidance from Sue Tonkin. The course costs £39 and include weekly private weigh-ins, dietary advice and friendly exchange of thoughts and ideas. To join us please ring Sue on 01892 784741.

The next Whist Drive will be held on Thursday at 7.30pm. At 3 Garston Park in the high Street. Because of the elections this can’t be held in the hall so Shirley Viney has offered her house as an alternative venue. It costs £3 per person for 20 hands of cards and light refreshments. If you are going to attend please ring Shirley on 01435 882497 as she will need to know how many tables to get from the hall.