Party: The weather held fair for the latest Party on The Green. A small gathering of people got together to celebrate VE day on the Green at Stand Meadow/Hornbeam. It was a friendly affair with people enjoying each others company with plenty of banter and debates. Well done to The Cheshire family they laid on a delicious barbecue and salads. Barry Taylor tested out his new game, which it was agreed would be a great crowd puller at the August bank holiday fair. Well done Rod Clifton for the idea.

Trip: Last Friday/Saturday the Burwash Branch of the Royal British Legion organised a Pilgrimage to Aubers Ridge in France, visiting men from our villages memorials. I have been told this was an excellent trip, very moving to see the row upon row of war graves. The journey and accommodation were very pleasant and the whole event very enjoyable and memorable.

NSPCC Games: You are all invited to come along and join us at the Bear Motel for an afternoon of board games today. The event is being organised by Rod Clifton and Mary Taylor from 4pm to 7pm. Why not pick the children up from school and come in entry is £5 for adults and children by donation. Light refreshments will be available free and a raffle will also be held. We have games of all description for your amusement. All money raised will go the NSPCC to help them continue to protect those children who are vulnerable and in need. Call Mary 0n 01435 882107 for further information. Please do come along and support our event.

Picnic: The Big Picnic will take place tomorrow from 12noon to 4pm in the Swan Meadow playing field, Ham Lane, Burwash. Take along your picnic, friends and family and enjoy the day. Attractions to include bouncy castle, mini dipper, swing boats and games. Don’t forget to take your own rugs & chairs with you. All proceeds will be given to The Burwash Playing Fields Association.

Bake Off: The Burwash Bake Off takes place tomorrow at St Bartholomew’s Church. If you are entering you need to take along your cakes etc between 12 noon and 1pm. Judging will then take place and visitors can go along from 2.30pm. voting will be between 2.30 and 3pm. The judges decisions will be revealed at 3,30pm with certificates and prizes. All the entries will be sold in aid of the Church funds. Good luck to all who enter. I know we have some superb bakers in our villages.

Quuizaid: There is to be a special quiz tomorrow evening to raise money for Christian Aid 2015 appeal. It is being held at the Bear Burwash from 7.30pm. Entry is £2 per person in teams of up to six players. There will be a sausage and mash supper at half time for those who wish to buy it. For more information please call Peter Thompson on 01435 882856.

NSY: The members of the Not So Young club will meet on Thursday afternoon at the Burwash village hall from 2.15pm. These lively senior members of our community enjoy a good programme of talks, games, garden events, lunches and each others company. This month they will hear about Hearing dogs. The afternoon always ends with tea. You are very welcome to go along and join them you will be given a warm welcome.

Museums at Night: This is your chance to enjoy a delicious dinner and a stroll around the garden before experiencing Bateman’s as night falls, as the servants prepare the house ready for the Kipling family to retire for the night. To find out more and to book a place at £25 per person please call Bateman’s on 01435 882302.

Running: Next Saturday our friend Laura Carver will be taking on the challenging London to Brighton run. she will leave Richmond Park in London and finish at Brighton Race course. !00 kilometres. She is running to raise money for St Peter & St James Hospice and continuing care centre, in memory of her sister Becky who died of cancer 10 years ago at the age of 25. This is event is organised by Action Challenge and there will be around 1,500 taking part. The course can be run, jogged, or walked. Laura has sponsor forms in The Burwash Store, The Bear and has a page on virginmoneygiving-Laura Carver. She would really appreciate your sponsorship. It is her hope to finish the course in around 15 hours.