Colin Boylett, 2 Park Farm Cottages

The Improvements Committee will hold their AGM on Thursday April 25, 7.30pm in Etchingham Club. The committee is currently at a critical point and urgently needs more people to get involved, if they cannot secure more help and members it is quite likely they will not be able to deliver a Fete and the Flower & dog Show this year, and possibly no other events.

If you can help, contact Chas or Lucy on 01580 819567 or 01580 819057 For more details go to the Etchingham Village and follow the link.

The Improvements Committee have several events planned for the year, starting with the Summer Fete in Queen’s Garden on Saturday July 6, the Flower and Dog Show, also in Queen’s Garden will be on Saturday August 31.

A Halloween Party is planned in the village hall for Saturday October 26, the venue may change if the village hall becomes unavailable. The Annual Bonfire and Fireworks are planned for Saturday November 2, a site still has to be found for the event as the previous location has now become to location of the new community facilities, look out for details of the venue.

By the time you read this the Annual Parish Meeting (APM) will have taken place, the APM is your chance to find out what the Parish Council and village organisations have been doing over the last year. An annual report is published, with reports from Parish, District and County Councillors and village organisations, if you were unable to go to the meeting and would like to read the reports you will find them on the village website on this page copies are also available by email on application to the Parish Clerk

Details of all village events are posted on the Village Website as soon as details are available, the site also has everything you need to know about the Parish Council including details of Councillors, meeting agendas and minutes, newsletters, policies and procedures, and much more. you will also find ETSR info, details of village organisations and businesses, photos and community information. If details of your club, group or organisation are not on the site, use the contact details on the site to submit your details.

Etchingham & Fontridge Cricket Club is a friendly team of mixed ability and ages, normally playing Sunday village cricket games, and occasionally on Wednesday evenings during the summer in small Twenty/20 competitions.

During the season they run weekly practice sessions in their own nets at the top of the Lambing Field, in the spring and summer every Wednesday from about 6.30pm till the light fades. If you are interested in getting involved, even if you can only commit to one or two games a season, the Club is keen to see the village Club continue and grow and therefore always need to increase the playing squad. You can find out more on line at or

Get information for this column to me as soon as possible, if you have a diary of events planned for the year let me have the dates and I will put in a list of village events for the year so that people can put the dates in their diaries. There are several ways to get your info to me, but email is preferred because there is less chance of errors during copying. I need information by 10pm on Monday to be sure it will be in time for inclusion, I can sometimes add extra items on Tuesday morning, but this cannot be guaranteed. Just a little reminder, I get plenty of information about events that are taking place, but I get very little follow up information, after your event try and remember to send me brief account of how successful your event was, it can be as simple as a thank you to those that attended and how much money was raised etc. You can deliver to 2 Park Farm Close, telephone 01580 819532 or 07941 786244 or email