Gardens: The weather just about held for the Burwash Open Gardens last Sunday, with only a couple of minor showers it certainly didn’t stop the visitors form coming to our lovely village. With 14 gardens of varying size and shape open there was something for all to enjoy. The cakes at the refreshment centre were amazing and such a wide variety helping to raise almost £800 towards the total of the day of £3,979. Thank you to everyone who took the time to join us. It was so nice to see people who had made the journey from afar. Thank you to all the holders of the stalls and a massive thank you to the wonderful ladies who did the washing up, managing to keep up with the demand for crockery. A big thank you to all those who opened their gardens and a massive well done to Shirley Viney for organising yet another successful event. The money raised will go towards the new windows at the village hall.

Fete: The annual fete and open day at Oakdown House will take place tomorrow from 12.30pm until 4pm. Always great fun for the whole family, there will be something for everyone to do, see eat and join in with. Do go along and have some fun in the sun

Music in the Garden: What could be nicer than to sit in the beautiful gardens at Bateman’s enjoying the music from The Wind in the Weald Quintet. On Sunday afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.30pm this will take place. Normal entry admission and you are welcome to enjoy a delicious cream tea or take your own picnic. For further information please call 01435 882302.

BLG: The Burwash Ladies group will meet in Wednesday for the monthly meeting. The gather at the village hall for 2.15pm. This group is open to ladies from around our three villages and beyond. They enjoy a varied programme of meetings and talks and a monthly outing of some kind. If you are interested in joining them, just go along on Wednesday they would be delighted to welcome you.

Coffee Morning: The Burwash village hall committee invite you to go along to their coffee morning on Thursday in the lovely garden of Shirley Viney at Bowzell, 3 Garston Park, left of the church. The event is on from 10.30am until 1pm. Beside the delicious homemade cakes & scones there will be second hand books, CDs, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles and bric a brac raffle & tombola .Entry is free, and we hope it wont rain this year! All proceeds to the new village hall windows.

Festival: The Etchingham Festival begins tomorrow With Four Hands and One Piano. On Sunday is the turn of Libby Burgess and the Wieck Ensemble. On Wednesday Florian Mitrea and the Cavendish Winds will entertain, Saturday 11 Supper concert with Songs from the Musicals and finally on sunday 12 is a free concert with the Ashdown Singers. All the concerts are £16 for adults, concessions £14, except Saturday supper is £20. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.wegottickets.com for more information go to the website www.etchinghammusicfestival.co.uk

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