Weather: Flooding in the village caused the first meeting of the New Year for the Catsfield WI on Thursday 8th January to be postponed until the following week. The persistent heavy downpours overnight and throughout the morning caused fairly deep flood water to create problems in Church Road close to the village hall and in many other places in the village and surrounding area. With more heavy rain and winds forecast, it seems as though January 2015 will be competing with previous year to be one of the wettest.

Sports News: A quick look to see if there were any ducks on the huge pool of water at Horns Corner and our football supporters knew last Saturday’s game was called off. It seems that there were no local teams able to play and therefore the Football League officials will be actively re-arranging the fixtures. We weren’t scheduled to have a game tomorrow as our division has shrunk, not due to wet but teams pulling out. A match was played at Eastbourne, but being on chalk and better drained that isn’t so surprising.

Cricket news: well there isn’t much, except we are going to host the Sussex Girls Under-12 team again on 23rd May. Such enthusiasm, energy, skill and mountains of food were a revelation last year, as was the discipline and sportsmanship displayed. We thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and hope to see many Catsfield residents watching the spectacle this year.

St Laurence Church: The list of names is growing of people wanting to come to Catsfield Village Hall on Saturday 31st January from 10am – 2pm when Bishop Richard, the bishop of Lewes is coming to the village to lead a session on how Christians should approach the Old Testament. This special event is open to all and you can sign up at either Crowhurst or Catsfield Church or ring Father Michael on 892988. Soup will be available at lunchtime. There will be a Lent Lunch held on Saturday 28th February 2015 in Catsfield Village Hall from 11.30 – 13.30 as the first fundraising event of this year in aid of St Laurence Church Funds. Adults £5.00 each and children £3.50 each

Jill Jarrett

Broadview, Bexhill