Flower Club: Last week I wrote about the Burwash and district flower arrangement club’s AGM. Unfortunately my source gave the wrong date. This is not being held until 16th February. I apologise to anyone who went along to the hall expecting this meeting on Monday. instead of flowers they will have found paints etc as the Monday painters club were there. I hope not too many were put to any inconvenience.

Music: Tonight is music night at the Pavilion in Burwash Common. This regular monthly event is a great way to relax after a hard week at work. Meet up with friends old and new and listen to the talented local talent sing and play music for your entertainment. If you would like a chance to take the mike you will be well received. The licence bar will be open.

Leprosy Mission: The charity supported by St Philip’s and the residents of Burwash common and Burwash Weald this month is Leprosy Mission in Niger. There will be a special event at the Pavilion in Burwash Common on Sunday at 12 noon. For more details please call Beryl or John Swift on 01435 883355.

Books: Bateman’s are looking for any donations of the children’s classic. They are hoping to open a second hand book shop with the profits being reinvested into story telling activities to make sure that Kiplings stories live on. If you have anything you think would do please call the shop on 01435 884839 or email louise.brangwin@nationaltrust.org.uk

Bowls: The Burwash short mat bowls club have played another match in the Weald league division two. They were at home to Ringmer Tortoises. This was a really fun evening with lots of banter between the two teams. The triples Angela & Keith Marden and Gavin Wood won 25-1 and Joan Howard, Mary Taylor & Alan Green won 17-5. After a noisy tea break which saw Ringmer take all the raffle prizes the pairs played with Julie Hawkins and Keith Wood winning 15-5 and Cherry Taylor & Alec Martin won 13-11. This gives Burwash 8 more league points. The club have a friendly with Horam on Monday and a league game against Ringmer Hares on Thursday, both at home. We would be delighted if anyone would like to come along and watch the games and learn more about it. Please call Mary Taylor 01435 882107 for more information.

Birthday Celebration: Something for our diaries for June is a planned celebration for the Queen’s 90th birthday. A big ‘do’ is planned for Burwash, Burwash Weald & Burwash Common. This may seem a long way of yet but to help raise funds for this the Burwash Community Fund, formally known as the Burwash Jubilee Community Fund, are hoping to hold an auction of promises on Friday 11th March. Obviously for this they need promises. If you can offer something that can be auctioned be it gardening, cooking, ironing, driving, babysitting indeed anything, please call Halina Keep on 01435 882183 or email 2012bjcf@gmail.com

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