Maria Standen, Swallow Farm

Netherfields Horse Ride 2013 - After a stressful start as the secretarys tent blew away and the caterer didn’t arrive on time all went well with the 6th Netherfield Horse Ride, the weather stayed fine for us and all horses and riders enjoyed themselves. This year we had quite a steep ravine, which the riders going down looked apprehensive but as they came up the other side they were beaming, as I was told you have to have a challenge every day in this life! I gave it a miss!

I would like to thank Keith Datchelor Beech Estate, Richard Saunters Ivyland Farm for letting us use the farm and woodlands which makes this ride extra special, also Mick Scott Traditional Country Ways for setting the route and my helpers Steve, Lee who manned the main road crossing and camped out to look after the battered tent and catering van. plus my helpers at the start, Debbie who has just moved back to Netherfield after moving to West Sussex a few years ago, she couldn’t keep away! and Sue for booking in the 74 riders who took part,

not forgetting our sponsors The Netherfield Arms, Campbells Estate Agents, Brick Farm Lakes, The Swan Inn, Homestead Farm, Netherfield and Carley construction for having the new signs made which were very effective and Cindy for helping me put them up.

You all made this successful event possible, many thanks, |Janette Netherfield Village Shop.

Netherfield Church - This Sunday September 22 a Holy Communion at Netherfield and on the last Sunday, September 29 we are having our Harvest Festival. This will be an Evensong at 6 pm. followed by a Harvest Supper in the church. We shall need to know if you are wishing to join us for this supper in order to organise the catering so please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you. A final reminder that on Wednesday September 25 we have an event in the church. John Chater will be giving his view of life in a Parish. He was Dean of Battle and no doubt this will figure in what is promised to be an amusing and possibly enlightening, talk. We shall be having cheese and wine to accompany the talk and admission will be £7.50. in aid of church funds. Paul Smith, Churchwarden.

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 11.50 – 12.10 on Friday September 27.

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