Hurst Green

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS: Saturday 20th 4pm Holy Trinity Carol Service. Followed a feast of mince pies and mulled wine. Come and celebrate the real meaning of Christmas, rekindle the joy and peace that Christmas can bring. Be surprised, be blessed, be excited by what God can do. For more information call Richard & Annabelle 01580 860649

COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS (CFRs): are volunteers who are trained to respond to emergency calls through the 999 system in conjunction with the South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust. CFRs give their time freely to respond to medical emergencies within their community your time, donation or sponsorship could literally be a lifesaver. We make a difference! Could you? CFRs are fully trained by with initial emergency kits provided. There is a need for fund raising as there is a need for a defibrillator for each CFR; a uniform and car stickers. Could you spare a few hours each week or month to help people in your community? Once trained you would respond to 999 calls pending on the arrival of an ambulance. Volunteers must be over 18 have access to a car and be able to respond to emergency incidents from their home or place of work and must be ready to drop everything and attend an incident when dispatched. For further information please visit our websites or contact Juliet Holroyd.

THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY: meeting in the Village Hall Wednesday 12th February 7.45pm. Speaker: Followed by coffee and biscuits, raffle. £2 for visitors (£10 members annual fee.)

UNDER 8 FOOTBALL TRAINING: every Saturday from 9am-10am at the Hurst Green Playing Fields. Phone Kellie Compton 01580 860476 for more information.

SHOP & CAFE NEWS: Christmas opening hours- Sat. 20th 9am - 3pm. Sun. 21st 10am - 3pm. Mon. 22nd. 7.30am - 5.30pm. Tues. 23rd. 7.70am - 5.30pm. Christmas Eve 9am - 1pm. Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day. Our opening hours are Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm. Saturday 9.00am - 3.00pm Sunday 10.00am - 3.00pm. Because of extended opening hours we need extra volunteers to man the till & make drinks in the afternoons. Whenever you spend £10 or more, in the shop (excluding alcohol & tobacco) you will be eligible to a free ticket for our ‘End of Month’ raffle. Each month the winner will be able to select a delicious cake made by Mark Roby

Order a meal by phone and it will be ready to eat or collect whenever you want it. 01580 860 070. You can arrange to have your medication sent to the shop/cafe for your collection

ART EXHIBITION: Paintings by Monday Painters in Burwash The Hurst Green Community Cafe & Shop 16 paintings on display and are all for pictures every 2 months. Website:

THE PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN DAYS: for children starting school next September - Thurs. 8th Jan.2015 call 01580 860375 office@.e-.sch.hurstgreensussexuk

LITTLE ACORNS PLAY GROUP BREAKFAST CLUB: For ages 2-5 years - Excellent facilities - Great report. Opening times 8am - 3pm (term time only) If you would like your little one to come to -school, come for a visit. For further information or book some sessions call on 07791 764 523 or email us

HURST GREEN BABY & TODDLER GROUP: 9-11am Friday mornings in Little Acorns Playgroup (at Hurst Green School)

SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB: Plays in the Village Hall Monday evenings & Thursday afternoons. We have an Annual Christmas Social, drinks & snacks provided, a game with a Christmas Hamper prize for both men and women. At the end of the season the Annual Trophy Dinner 50% paid by the club. The season is from September 1st until May 31st the following year. £6.50 annual sub. & £2.20 per match. Please call Ray Young on 01580 860574 for more info and if you wish to join us.

Cynthia Jones

11 Acorn Way