Hurst Green village voice

It was reported in last week’s paper that Greg Barker, M.P. had visited Hurst Green for a meeting with the Highways Department.

In fact the meeting, with the Chief Executive of the Highways Department, took place in London, where he has been very active in persisting in overcoming the traffic situation. However, the outcome remains as reported and the Council are appreciative of his efforts to deal with the ongoing traffic problems.

Those in Hurst Green who have ordered plaques for loved ones on the trees in Etchingham will like to know that these will be in place in the spring when the trees are more established.

Any trees which fail will be replaced.

No one has yet come forward to take on the role of local correspondent for Hurst Green. You will need email but this could be overcome if you do not have it. It might be possible to write a report and there may be some one who can simply email the report.

A lovely sunny afternoon was wasted at Drewett’s Field when the opponents failed to turn-up. All being well, the next fixture is away on Friday to Linden Park with the next on 29 versus Clive Vale at home.

Some residents may remember June Edwards, who has sadly died.She was Warden at Burghwood House and was active in the local Conservative Association some years ago.

The next Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 31 at 7.45 . Anyone is allowed to attend.

The mobile library calls at the Village Hall alternate Friday afternoons.

Meet of the Tongue meets on the first Friday of the month at Mistletoe Barn, ring for details 01580 860 528.

Technique Hairdressers collects gifts for troops. Please drop in with something to show we think of them.

Friendship Club will welcome all who come along on Black Bin Day at 2pm. to the Village Hall.

Church services are held at Salehurst Church at 11am and in Robertsbridge Church Room, Fair Lane at 9am for a short Communion Service. Etchingham church is at 10.30. Type of services vary week by week. Consult Etchingham column for details.

Chiropodist holds a clinic in the Village Hall on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. For appointments phone Mr. Harris on 01797 230 251 or mobile

079999 9948.

Short Mat Bowling Monday evenings at 7pm.

Also Monday evenings the Choir makes melody at The School. 8pm. Men needed!

Hurst Green may seem quiet on the surface but there are many things to do, if you seek them out and some are always advertised here. The new proposals reported in the Ageing Well scheme will add to the list of things to keep us out of mischief.

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Flora Jenner, Max Gate, Burgh Hill