Hurst Green village voice

Unless a scribe steps up to the plate within the next few weeks this column’s report from Hurst Green will no longer appear.

It carries a great deal of interest not only to Hurst Green residents but others who have associations with the village or like to keep in touch with events which take place in Hurst Green. Phone the number at the foot of this column or contact me directly or you can go direct to the paper.01424

854 242. email is used but, with some thought ,anyone who would like to do but has no email could get help from the many who have.

The Battle Area Bus Country Service starts operating soon.. On the following dates there will be a bus to;- Eastbourne 13 August . Rye 23 August. Tenterden 21 September. For those with bus passes the fares will be between £6-£5.80 Travellers will have from 11am until 2.45 at the destination. To find out more or book your seat phone between 9 and noon Monday to Friday 01424 772 001.

The Historical Society visited Standen House, East Grinstead last week and toured the house and gardens. They were blessed with good weather and report having had a “wonderful time”. There is much William Morris wallpaper in the house which was of special interest to the Hurst Greeners, for Holy Trinity church is decorated in that style. It is to be hoped that the church can soon be used again for Sunday worship and concerts when the wall decorations can be seen.

The Historical Society opens up again in September for its monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at the Village Hall. Chairman 01580 880 983.

The cricket team played two fixtures at the week-end. On Friday last they lost to Linden Park by getting all out for 167 in reply to the opponent’s score of 205, despite D. Neil’s 55, Guy Ballard’s 43 and David Baldock’s 26.

Sunday saw another lost game against Clive Vale but in an exciting finish as Hurst Green looked liked winning handsomely until the last pair wagged the tail and got the 193 runs needed to win by 1 wicket. Hurst Green had declared at tea on their 192-4.

David Baldock was man of the match as he scored 84 and took 3-34. Ian Austin also made a useful 39. Next game is versus K. Packenham’s X1 at Drewett’s Field.

Church services are at St. Mary’s Salehurst at 11am also at 9 am a short Communion Service is held in the Church Room, Fair Lane, Robertsbridge.

Etchingham is at 10.30 during the summer but keep an eye on the Etchingham column as the Vicar, the Revd. Liz France is moving shortly.

Overheard from small child when adults were discussing the news that M.P.

Greg Barker had been received by The Prince of Wales in Scotland, “Was that because he nearly came to Hurst Green?”

(It was wrongly reported that Greg. Barker had visited the village but the following week it was correctly reported that the meeting had been in


Mobile Library is in place at the Village Hall on alternate Friday afternoons.

Chiropodist holds a clinic in the Village Hall Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Appointments phone Mr. Harris 01797 230 251 or 0799999 9948.

Home number is preferable and messages can be left.

Both the Choir and Short Mat Bowling take place on Monday evenings the first at the school and the second at the Village Hall 7pm with singers at 8pm. so if you are a singing bowler you can do both.

Signs are that Avards the traditional and well loved local bakers has closed. Enquiries to the office have been unsuccessful but their Tenterden shop is still open for business so let us hope that it is merely refurbishment which has caused the closure.

Friendship club is going along well, Black Bin Day at the Village Hall.

2pm. As its name implies it all about being friends so if you’re looking for friendship and fun things to do with lovely people go along or if you enjoy just being friendly to others go along and do just that. You won’t be alone.

Keep the gifts for our troops flooding into Lesley at Technique, crisps, sensible sweets and popcorn, shaving and washing items etc.

Meet of the Tongue monthly meetings at Mistletoe Barn -evenings of fascination. Ring 01580 860 528.

The Aviation Museum collects old rags for salvage so don’t burn these but pass them on to raise funds for this local asset.

Phone 01580 880 712 or 01424 775 428.

All items for this column to 01580 860 340 or email

Flora Jenner, Max Gate, Burgh Hill