Hurst Green

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.

HOLY TRINITY NEWS: The Carol Service was wonderful, I heard someone say, ‘I now know Christmas has come.’ For the new year much is being planned. We hope you will be able to join us and find out more about the true meaning of Christianity. The first service in the new year will be on Sunday 18th January. We hope you had a blessed and very happy time over Christmas. And we wish you every blessing for the coming year. Richard, Annabell and the team. Call 01580 860649 for any more information and find us on facebook.

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: 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 BurwashTHE 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

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

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. 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