VILLAGE BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS: The Bonfire and Fireworks will take place on Saturday November 8. The same venue as last year, 300 yards down Oxenbridge Lane on the left, please park in the village well away from the site and walk down. As usual Bonfire, Fireworks, BBQ, Hot Dogs, Soup, Mulled Wine, Glow Sticks and Beer Tent. The BBQ will start at 6pm with the fireworks at 7pm, music at the Club afterwards and Chilli by Lucy Kneller. Organised by the Etchingham Improvements Committee further information email;

CHRISTMAS PRIZE BINGO: Back by popular demand - Etchingham Under Five’s Playgroup presents a Christmas Prize Bingo Night, Friday November 28, 7.30pm in Etchingham Club. Bring your friends and family for an evening of festive fun in aid of your local Playgroup.

Lots of prizes including tickets to Brighton Dogs, Kino Cinema tickets, Family Day Pass to Blackstock Farm, Christmas Hamper, Restaurant voucher and many more. Tickets £8, includes six game cards, available on the door.

BRA RECYCLING: Rother Bra Bank supports women in Africa and raises money for Breast Cancer Research. You can drop off your unwanted bras, clean and bagged, at the Battle Post Office, in the pink container in the foyer.

MEET YOUR PCSO: Our PCSO is Iain Tomsett, he has regular ‘Meet in Person’ sessions for residents to meet up with him if they have matters to discuss, or just join him for a coffee and a chat. Iain holds the sessions, which last about half an hour, at the Bistro. The dates for the rest of the year are November 3, 11am; November 18, 9.30am; December 8, 9.30am and December 24, 9.30am.

If you need to contact Iain email; Mobile; 07810813409, or call 101 and ask to be put in touch with PCSO Tomsett.

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday Services are at 10.30am until November 16 when they change to 11am for the winter months. November 2, Rev. Dick Dengate; November 9, Remembrance Day Service with Rev. Iain Morrison 10.50am.

A reminder the Church is open daily 11am to 4pm.

CHRISTMAS EVENTS: If you are planning Christmas events and fund raisers, get the details to me as soon as possible to get early advertising of your events here.

DIARY DATES: Saturday November 8, Fireworks; Saturday December 13, Christmas Concert in the Church. Venues for the Halloween Party and Fireworks are still to be confirmed and will be announced when known.

INFORMATION: If you have given me details of your event to put in this column, please remember to send me some details after the event so I can let your supporters know how successful the event was, how much you raised, interesting facts etc. Your supporters will be interested to know how you did. 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 .

Colin Boylett

2 Park Farm Cottages