Mountfield news
Mountfield news

DAD’S ARMY: A final reminder about this evening’s (July 22nd) Big Screen Social Night which will include the showing of Dad’s Army. Only released in the UK in February this year, the film stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Bill Nighy (Sgt. Wilson), Michael Gambon, Annette “One Foot in the Grave” Crosbie, Tom Courtenay and, eerily, Ian Lavender who was Private Pike in the original TV series but has now made it to a very silver-haired Brigadier! Doors open 7.30 pm and the Club will be open to members and their guests for pre- and post-film drinks.

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: The Flower Show is nearly on us again (Saturday 30th). Doors will open 2.30 with the prize giving from about 4.15. Schedules of all the classes are available from Celia Morris at 9, Hoath Hill (880458) or Sue Kennedy at 13, Eatenden Lane (880310). So if you know your onions…

MOUNTFIELD RIDE: An early warning for your diaries. This year’s Mountfield Ride/Walk will be on Sunday September 18th. More details to follow but note that it will be on the Sunday this year, not the Saturday as in previous years.

MOUNTFIELD CLUB: On Friday September 2nd, the Club will be holding a Charity Darts & Shove night in memory of Wayne Hardy. The evening will start at about 7.30 pm and is expected to be very well attended. There will be a £3.00 entry fee charged and all proceeds raised on the night will be going towards The British Heart Foundation.

The Club’s two snooker teams both did the Club proud by reaching the quarter finals of the Hurst Green Summer Snooker League. Sadly, neither could proceed further after both landing very difficult away matches to Etchingham and Cramp. The Club will be running it’s annual snooker tournaments for singles and doubles from mid-August onwards. Anyone interested, please call Steve Smith on 07720 298971 by the 15th August. The Club are also looking for more darts players of all standards for their winter league teams. Please phone or text Bruce on 07935 008620.

Watch this space for future Club event including the summer barbecue anf an All Star Friendly Fortunes Quiz Night plus all the usual Club and league tournaments. Finally, all good wishes to Steve Sutton following his last op.

LONDON ROAD: The Parish Council are keeping up pressure on County Highways and Network Rail over the state of the road surface immediately south of the railway crossing. It is so bad that some cars are going over on the wrong side of the road, some are slowing right down causing vehicles behind to back up across the crossing, and some are unaware and simply judder and lurch across at risk of damage to their vehicles. Progress is being made but it is disgracefully slow so, in the meantime, do be very careful if you are heading towards Battle.

FINALLY: If you have anything for the Village Voice, we can be contacted on 880614 or via We always welcome contributions and feedback.

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