Hurst Green

PLEASE! call me on 01580 861219 if you are involved in any activity that you would like to be announced in the Observer.

Last week I said I had been away in the peace and quiet of the Devon countryside, well away from the roar of the A21, to day I’m in my garden, sitting in the patio listening to the ROAR of bikes, IT’S MAY DAY!

I’m praying the lads and lasses will get home safely, including possibly some of my own family.

Well, what do I have this week to enlighten you with. Thank goodness for Bob & Mandy Janes and the Hurst Green Magazine!!!

It seems my efforts to ask the organisations and clubs etc. in the village to give me info. seem to have fallen on deaf ears except for the active Christians who are doing all they can to serve the community here.

So what’s happening according to the info. I have gained from the HGM.

Sunday 11th May Bingo in the Village Hall at 2pm in aid of the Youth Club

Saturday 24th May 10.00am - 3.00pm The Community Shop’s 1st Birthday Party with BBQ Lunch, play some games and see if you have won the absolutely huge 4.5g Toblerone bar of chocolate.

Forth coming in June

A Celebration of 30 years of Twinning with Elleroop Germany. Friday 6th. 7.30pm to late in the Village Hall, an admission free Disco AND Saturday 7th. 2.00pm to 5.00pm a Fete on the Playing Field and later from 7.30pm to late live music in the Village Hall. Admission free.

Ella Clarke South East Open Studio is holding an exhibition in the Village Hall on June 6th. 11-6pm June 7th. 10-6pm and June 8th. 10-7

Sunday 18th 4pm All Age Worship at Holy Trinity Church, Hurst Green All welcome...followed by refreshments.

Holy Trinity Hurst Green

The next service, Sunday June 1st . Family Eucharist

Join us in worship and prayer, followed by a time together for coffee and cake.

A service is held the first Sunday of each month.

9.30am - 11.00am

Are you getting your gardens ready for the Front Garden of the Year competition. For the last 3 years, as far as I know a garden in Acorn Way has been chosen...! Get your green fingers out!

Support your Hurst Green community shop/cafe. It’s there for your enjoyment and convenience

Run mainly by volunteers for the Hurst Green Community. A safe place off the A21. Parking, play area outside and eating area.

Enjoy a coffee, tea, plus. Amazing new menu of Ploughman’s Lunches, English Breakfast. Order by phone 01580 860070 and have your food ready when you arrive.

Get your newspapers, free library exchange of books, local produce, a good selection of wine and general shopping.

You can arrange to have your medical prescriptions delivered to the shop and available for collection Thursday afternoons.

Apprentice vacancy

The Hurst green Community Shop & Cafe are seeking a keen and enthusiastic individual aged 16 to 24 for a one year apprenticeship in Customer Service. The successful applicant will gain a valuable qualification whilst learning new skills, working in the lovely shop, cafe & Post Office.

All training will be provided. Further information can be obtained by calling Clare at the shop or emailing: Sue Prochak:

The shop is always in need of more volunteers, a 71 year old pensioner comes in to volunteer in the shop and cafe for 1/2 a day a week, are you able to do anything from a couple of hours to a morning or afternoon, whatever suits. For more information just drop in and ask for Clare or Helen or call the shop on 01580 860070

The Shop is looking for a volunteer to do some gardening, if you feel you could help, please ring Clare on (01580) 860070

Little Acorns Play Group

For ages 2-5 years - Excellent facilities - Great Ofsted report

If you would like to come and visit us,have a look around please do get in touch, we would love to meet you and your little ones! Plenty of new sessions available so give us a call!

Contact Sheila on 07791 764 523 or email

Hurst Green Baby & Toddler Group

9-11am in Little Acorns Playgroup (at Hurst Green School)

This is will be a lovely opportunity for parents & carers to pop in for a cuppa whilst the little angels can play and explore in a safe environment.

For further info; please call 07791 764 523 email

We look forward to seeing you and your little ones soon!

Short Mat Bowls Club

New members are always welcome, please mail for further information

Battle Area Community Transport

Flexible bus services for the Hurst Green Are:

To Eastbourne 2nd Monday alternate months 9th June, 11th Aug.

To Ashford or Tenterden 3rd Friday alternate months 16th May, 18th July.

To Rye 4th Thursday alternate months 26th June, 28th Aug.

All bookings need to be made in advance.

Times and pick-up locations will be arranged According to requests made.

Your bus pass can be used on all our services.

To book or for any other information Please call Lyn on 01424 772001 9-12noon Mon-Fri.

Volunteer drivers always welcomed

Cynthia Jones

11 Acorn Way