Cards: Last week I reported on the annual brownie Christmas card delivery service which many of you take the opportunity to use. We are always grateful for your support. but I left out the amount we raised for their funds. With this all the money given by use is profit we don’t have any expenses and we raised £120, up £30 on last year so a really big thank you.

Ice show: Last Sunday we had the pleasure of visiting the Brighton Centre for the final performance of this years Holiday on Ice show, Celebrating their 70th year of these productions they put on a colourful, skilful show. Great music, amazing lights and unbelievable show of strength and skating prowess, wonderfully hosted by Dancing on Ice winner Ray Quinn who also skated and sang. It was certainly worth the visit. Thanks to everyone who came and made the day such a pleasure.

Snooker: The Burwash snooker club’s two teams are at the half way stage in the league with a difference in form between them. Burwash A sit in the bottom two of division two, just six points behind leaders Mountfield. Both Burwash teams have recently made it through to the quarter finals of the league’s plate competition. Burwash by beating Benenden 3-1 with wins for Terry Noon and his son Kevin and Richard Pearson. Burwash A beat Cramp B 3-1 with wins for Steve Barden, Geoff Wright and Mike Hill.

Walk: The first Parish footpath walk of the year will take place on Monday morning. Anyone can join these walks which will take in the network of public footpaths around the villages which will help to keep them open and in good use for all to enjoy. Just meet up with your guide Roger Cloke for 9am departure in the Bear car park. The walks take around three and a half hours over 5 to 6 miles. Call roger on 01435 884312 for more details.

Bowls: The Burwash short mat bowls club needs you! This friendly club started life back in 1991 and has since then seen much success in the Wealden league at tournaments, it county play and their cup games. We have always been able to boast a thriving team with plenty of members. Unfortunately with increasing age, moving etc the membership has dropped and we need to do a bit of recruiting. This is no longer the sport of the senior members of our communities but increasingly younger players are coming forward and doing well. If you are over 18 and looking for new challenges then why not come along and have ago. You will be given a warm welcome, help and tuition and the loan of equipment until you are ready to get your own. For more information please call secretary Mary Taylor 01435 882107, chairman Keith Marden 01580 880534 or treasurer John Norton 01435 867979.

Mary Taylor

Holton Cottages