ST MICHAEL’S: Barbara Valentine has been in touch to let us know that St Michael’s Summer Fayre will be held tomorrow (September 5th), at the Hospice, from 10.15 am to 1.00 pm. Barbara will be there, doing quick watercolour portraits of visitors. She adds that traditionally every year the Fayre enjoys lovely Indian Summer weather — so at least we now know when the rain is going to stop! St Michael’s is a cause close to all our hearts — even more so this year following the fire, so why not go along for the fun in aid of a good cause.

MOUNTFIELD COMMUNITY ARTS: There is currently a display in Battle Library showing some of the paintings done at Mountfield Community Arts classes at the Village Hall. It covers some of the subjects and mediums taught by Barbara and Juliette. Classes start again on Tuesday and Wednesday 15th and 16th September. For more details, please contact Barbara on 01424 838 264.

MOUNTFIELD PARISH COUNCIL: The next Council meeting is on Tuesday September 8th, 7.30 pm in the Village Hall. The agenda will be posted on the parish website ( and the notice board by the phone box. All welcome.

MOUNTFIELD’S GOT TALENT: Do you love to entertain? If so, you can join in the Talent Night at Sedlescombe Village Hall, Friday September 18th, from 7.00 pm. There will be a professional sound system and engineer on hand to support your act. Entry is free to performers but you should book your place as soon as possible by calling Jean Dann on 882438. There is a £100 first prize donated by Dorton Reclamation along with money prizes for the runners up. Audience tickets are just £5.00. There will be a bar and food available throughout the evening. Proceeds go to Sedlescombe Church.

REMINDER 1: First, there’s still time to book a place on the Mountfield Club’s car treasure hunt on Saturday September 12th. Starting times will be between 5.00 and 6.00 pm. There will be a BBQ (weather permitting) for those who make it back to base (also weather permitting!). Entry is just £5.00 per car. To enter, just give Glenn a call on 07917 752576.

REMINDER 2: Saturday September 19th is the date for the Mountfield Ride/Walk that will take place on with setting out any time between 9.30 and 12.30. The full distance is approximately 10 miles but there are opportunities to shorten the route according to fitness levels. Entry forms, prices, etc are available from your Village Voices. All proceeds to Mountfield Church.

MOUNTFIELD CLUB: The Club would like to thank Alan and Carol and their band, Pretty Loose, who played live at the Club recently (Saturday August 15th). A great time was had by all. A big thank you to Steve Sutton who helped organise the charity raffle which raised a fantastic £460 for St Michael’s Hospice.

With the darts Winter League due to start soon, the Club are looking for more players or more teams who would like to use the club as a venue please call Steve Sutton on 07746 640555.

THE BAD NEWS: It’s been a while since the last outbreak but we have to report that a cement mixer was nicked from a property on Hoath Hill on the night of August 25-26th. If anyone has any information, please call 101 and quote reference 0664 26/08/15.

THE GOOD NEWS: We are sad to be losing Sean and Yvette as our neighbours up Rocks Hill — though we hope that Sean will be staying in the village — but we would like to extend a warm welcome to Sharon and Dave who have moved into 2, Castle Farm Cottages (where Mick and Judith lived for so many years). We were amazed to se how quickly they made the place homely, especially as they moved in on one of those days of Biblical rain that we’ve had recently.

CONTACT: As ever, if you have anything for the Village Voice, we can be contacted on 880614 or via

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