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OPERATION CRACKDOWN: Some of you will have reported anti-social driving and abandoned vehicles to Operation Crackdown, some may be unsure what Operation Crackdown is and how it works. The September Parish Council meeting on Thursday September 17 will start a little later than normal and will be preceded at 7pm by a presentation by Jim Stobart from Operation Crackdown he will explain what Operation Crackdown is and how it works, how to report anti-social driving and how it integrates with Community Speedwatch operations. This will be your chance to find out more about Operation Crackdown, what happens to the details you report and get your questions answered, full details will appear here nearer the date.

ETCHINGHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL: The 2015 Etchingham Music Festival, held in the Church, starts tomorrow (Saturday July 4), 7.30pm, with Emma Abbate and Julian Perkins - Four hands one piano. Sunday July 5, 7pm, Libby Burgess and the Wiek Ensemble. Wednesday July 8, 7.30pm, Florian Mitrea and Cavendish Winds. Saturday July 11, 7.30pm, is the Supper Concert with songs from musicals. Ticket prices are £16 and £14 for concessions, except for the Supper Concert which is £20 to include supper. Tickets for the concerts always sell fast, but there may still be some available, full details of the concerts and booking form are on the Music Festival website or by post Etchingham Music Festival, P.O. Box 100, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7US. Telephone 01580 819384 email; . The Festival finishes on Sunday July 12 at 6pm with a free concert featuring The Ashdown Singers.

FLOWER & DOG SHOW: The annual Flower and Dog Show will take place in The Church and Queens Garden on Saturday September 12. After a late start because of the uncertainty surrounding this year’s show we are pleased to announce that the schedules are at last back from the printers and will be posted through doors in the village over the coming week or so. The schedules will be delivered in the village and to the Etchingham ends of Fontridge Lane, Sheepstreet Lane and Burgh Hill. If you live outside these areas and would like a schedule please get in touch on this email address and someone will try to get one to you. Everyone who has offered to help will be contacted very shortly. Otherwise look out for updates and reminders in this and on the e-bulletin.

FOBS AGM: The Friends of Burwash Surgery (FOBS) Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday July 8, 7pm, at Christ the King Church Hall, Burwash. The FOBS Committee is in need of a couple of new members, due to the retirement of one and another moving away. The Committee only meets four times a year, for about an hour, so not a great commitment. If you could consider joining contact either Frank Smith 01580 819326 or Jill Copland 01580 819321

HEARING HELP: East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre will have a mobile unit outside Hurst Green Village Hall on Thursday July 9. 10.30 to 3.30. The vehicle, funded by the Big Lottery, is equipped to offer demonstrations of assistive equipment and hearing screen tests when time permits. The bus is accessible to wheelchair users, representatives from both the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre and Adult Social Care will be available to provide individual information and advice on all aspects of hearing loss. The East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre is a registered charity working in partnership with Adult Social Care. For more information contact ESHSR on 01323 722505

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EVENTS CALENDAR: There is a calendar on the village website for residents and organisations to enter details of forthcoming events, this helps organisers check if an event has already been planned for a date they have chosen, and act as advertising for all village events. The idea of the calendar is for village residents and organisations to add details to the calendar themselves to reduce the workload of website admin.

To view or add to the calendar start on this page and follow the instructions you will need a password to complete your entry, this is just a safeguard against the calendar getting filled up with spam posts. The password is the same for everyone if you do not have it ask me to supply it or ask someone who has already added to the calendar.

If everyone gets into the habit of adding their events to the calendar it will hopefully avoid too many clashes of events and people having to decide which event they will support. If you have any problems adding to the calendar contact me at and I will get it added, but I do not want to have to add every event to the calendar.

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 .

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