Maria Standen

Swallow Farm

• Netherfield Church – The first service this month on Sunday May 5 is a Family Service at Mountfield. It is Rogation Sunday when traditionally the crops are blessed and hopefully the weather will be kind so the service may take place outside. The following week, Sunday May 12 will be a Holy Communion at Brightling with the following week at Mountfield and the final service for May at Netherfield. All services commence at 10 am. A reminder that we are holding our quiz in the church on Friday May 10 starting at 7 pm. Ideally, teams of four, costing £7.50 per person to include a bangers and mash supper. Please ring 01424 774233 to book your team in. This is important as without a booking there is a chance no supper will be available! We look forward to seeing you there. Paul Smith, Churchwarden.

• Ladies of Netherfield - Did you know that there are BRA RECYCLING facilities in Battle? We are collecting unwanted bras, washed but in any condition for good causes. The bras are sent out to Africa where women have increased status and less likely to be abused if they are wearing one. Through this brilliant scheme, we are also able to support Breast Cancer Research and local walking and cycling projects. There are collection points in Knickknicks, in Old Ladies Court and in the Post Office, both in Battle. Please join in and tell your friends. So, when you come to Battle remember your unwanted bras. Thank you. Sue Burton, Chair - 1066 Cycle Club, Sustrans Volunteer Group Coordinator - Hastings and Rother. Telephone - 01424 775592 Mobile - 07952 166819

• Netherfield Village Hall bookings - Marrissa Stepanek 01424 838106, or call in at the village shop.

• White Hart -There are various groups meeting throughout the month including Boules, The Rover group, The Harley Davidson group, T.R.Cars and The Breakaway Club, if you would like to know more about any of the dates and times or the darts and football teams please give Sean a ring on 01424 838382. White Hart Boules Pitch. The pieste is free to use, any clubs please feel free to come and use the pieste, FOC any time except match days which are Saturday afternoons throughout the season. We have a group of ladies and Gents that play amongst themselves Monday Lunchtimes. Please all check our websites for updates of up coming events

• The mobile library will be outside the shop from 11.50am – 12.10pm on Fridays May 10 and 24.

• To include your event or local Netherfield news please e mail me