Ahrens Hall in Etchingham SUS-150707-132838001
Ahrens Hall in Etchingham SUS-150707-132838001

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.

NEW HALLS OPEN: A large number of village residents gathered in the Ahrens Hall last Friday afternoon for the official opening of the new community facilities. Chairman of ETSR, John Barnes, gave a brief account of the twenty year journey to get a replacement for the old village and the Chairman of East Sussex County Council, Colin Belsey officially opened the new facilities and Reverend Jean Manning gave a blessing for the new buildings. Afterwards everyone moved to the Parker hall and enjoyed tea and cakes.

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.

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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