Jill Jarrett, Henley Down Cottage

This afternoon the ‘Women’s World Day of Prayer’ service will be held at the parish church of St Laurence at 2.30pm. This is an interdenominational service and all are welcome, refreshments will be served afterwards.

This evening at 7.30pm the AGM of the Catsfield Horticultural Society will take place in the Village Hall. This is an important meeting when the future of the village fete and barn dance in August will be under discussion. Wine and nibbles will be served to jolly along the proceedings!

The East Sussex Mobile Library will be in its usual place outside the Village Hall tomorrow, Saturday 2nd March from 4.15pm until 4.45pm

Catsfield WI will meet in the Village Hall next Thursday 7th March at 2pm when the speaker will be Parish Councillor and well known local thespian Peter Josling talking about ‘Garlic from the Ground Upwards’. The competition will be for a photograph of ‘Your Favourite Tree’.

The WI Jumble Sale and Cake Stall will be held on Saturday 9th March in the Village Hall from 10 am to 12 noon, contributions of jumble and cakes will be gratefully received and should be taken to the Hall from 8.30am onwards on the morning of the sale.

The Sports Correspondent was only able to attend one event over the bitter weekend, because it was held in the warmth of the Squirrel Pub for the cricket club AGM and dinner. The bowling cup was won by Andy Williams and Nigel Champion won the batting cup. Only 12 matches were played in 2012 due to the awful weather, but we won 8 of these with 3 drawn and only 1 lost. Dan Tweed has resigned as club secretary, his job taken by David Taylor, with Nick Gurr taking on the task of treasurer. Keith Cook has arranged a full fixture list and we hope for a good summer.

Another warm venue for games is the snooker room in the Village Hall which is sadly under-used. The hall committee is interested in promoting a snooker club and if anyone is interested in running an informal group of users, please ring Parish Clerk Carol Hodgson, who takes bookings for the room. Otherwise, just ring Carol for an hour’s booking tel: 892831.

Now to the cold and disappointing part of the sports news, the football match against Ore which resulted in a loss (and here I hope the editor will use his smallest type face) 1-8 with Andy Chambers scoring our only goal, although I am told we played well. Saturday’s match is against Bexhill Athletic away and let’s hope they don’t live up to their name. Come on boys, we need a win.