Netherfield

Maria Standen, Swallow Farm

Netherfield Church - The service this Sunday will be Holy Communion at Brightling, the following week at Mountfield and finally at Netherfield. All start at 10 am and you are most welcome to join us. Paul Smith, Churchwarden.

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

Netherfield Community Friends is a small local scheme that started operating in November 2013. Currently we have a phone line where calls are accepted by a volunteer who can arrange for one of our group of volunteers to help anyone living in Netherfield when they are available. The scheme could benefit older people who have difficulty going out as much as they used to, those recovering from accidents or illness or those recently bereaved. Help can include: Transport – giving occasional lifts – e.g. dentists, opticians. practical help — shopping, collecting prescriptions, small household jobs — fixing a tap, changing a light bulb, gardening—tidying up, letter– writing, form-filling, befriending- sharing a cup of tea and having a chat, helping with pets, mending or sewing tasks. Our local volunteers are encouraged to offer their services only for the time they can spare and for activities they are happy and confident to carry out. We have a close links with St John the Baptist Church, the local Police Community Support Officers, Rother Voluntary Action, ROAR, The Netherfield Post Office and Amicus Horizon Housing Association all of whom have helped us get started. Volunteers are fully supported and the schemes have insurance cover. There is no charge for volunteer time but reimbursement for costs such as mileage can be requested as no volunteer should be ‘out of pocket’. If you thinking of using the scheme, just give us a ring and we will come to your home and chat about how help can be given or if you would like to volunteer a little spare time, ring: 01424 230580 Leave a message on the answer phone and we will get back to you.

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 www.whitehartnetherfield.com.

On Thursday February 20 there is a QUIZ NIGHT in aid of St Michaels Hospice. Teams of up to 4 people please, we start at 7.30pm please come along and support such a worthy cause.

The Mobile Library will be outside the shop from 11.50 – 12.10 on Friday’s February14 & 28.

To include your event or local Netherfield news please e mail me maria.standen@tesco.net