Easter Week: This Sunday is Palm Sunday, which marks the start of Holy week and a full list of services can be found in the Parish Magazine or at St Laurence’s Church.

Charity Craft Fair: Local makers will be holding a Charity Craft Fair to raise money for Parkinsons Disease in the Village Hall tomorrow Saturday 28th March from 10am to 2pm. Refreshments and speciality teas will be available as will a wide variety of goods for sale – jewellery, hand knits, textiles, cards, plants, art and lots more.

Spring Show: The date of the Catsfield Horticultural Society annual Spring Show is rapidly drawing near and will be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 11th April at 2pm. It is hoped that there will be even more entries than ever and schedules are available in the Village Stores, Baker’s Sausage Shop, and Great Park Farm, with plenty of exciting classes to enter. Refreshments will be available and also a raffle, plant and cake stalls. Entry will be 50p and free for children.

Easter Fayre: Catsfield Pre-school would like to thank everyone who helped put together a successful Easter Fayre. Special thanks to Mr & Mrs Keyte for bringing along the lambs: Twinkle and Lucy, a huge hit with the children. Pickle Kids and Toad Stools showed off their wares. We also had an Easter egg hunt, snail racing and some rather delicious home-baked cakes. All the hard work and donations helped raise £355, which will go towards new equipment for the Pre-school children. Winners of the Colouring Competition are on our website.

Sport: The Parish Council have just had the whole of the Playing Field spike-rolled in almost perfect conditions for this essential piece of maintenance to be undertaken. This will help the drainage and flatten out the rough bits after the wet winter. The cricket club will shortly be scarifying and preparing the wicket. Then the next event will be the dates of stoolball practices appearing on the notice board and thus the cycle of seasonal sporting events will continue as they have for decades.

Mobile Library: Today the East Sussex Mobile Library will be in its usual place outside the Village Hall at 11.55am – 12.30pm

Jill Jarrett

Broadview, Bexhill