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Netherfield School Fayre will take place on Saturday May 17 from 12.30pm with the raffle at 3pm (first prize £100 cash!). There will be bagpipes, drumming and lots of exciting displays as well as our usual mix of stalls, BBQ and afternoon teas.

Netherfield Church - The service this week, Sunday May 11 will be a Holy Communion at Brightling, with the following week at Mountfield and then Netherfield. Services start at 10 am. Last Sunday the All Age Worship service at Netherfield was taken by the Revd. John Hawkins as Ann-Marie is on a well earned holiday. It was good to welcome John back as he was one of the mainstays during our interregnum and we thank him for his support.

Our first Coffee Morning will be held this month at Stonywood, Netherfield, courtesy of Rosie and Ted Parkinson. This will be on Saturday May 31, running from 10 am until noon. Everyone will be most welcome and hopefully the weather will be as good as the last time so we can all enjoy the garden and magnificent views. Paul Smith, Churchwarden.

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

WHITE HART - On the third Thursday of every month we hold a Quiz night for a local charity all are welcome , there is always a ‘special’ on offer for food.

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 today, Friday May 9 and on Friday May 23. To include your event or local Netherfield news please e mail me

Deaf Awareness Week – May 5-9. East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre (ESHRC) is a local charity providing practical help, advice and support to anyone living in the County with hearing loss. Some of the key services that we provide include sign language classes, lipreading classes, support groups, drop-in days to try out equipment to help maintain independence, hearing screening test, deaf awareness training, the supply and installation of equipment on behalf of Adult Social Services, and hearing aid batteries and maintenance on behalf of the local NHS service. As a hearing charity one of our primary aims is to try and educate the general public by breaking down some of the barriers that cause frustration and isolation that so many hard of hearing people experience on a daily basis, such as poorly maintained / non-working loops in public places, using simple communication tactics such as, facing the person you are talking to and make sure you have their attention, do not shout and keeping background noise to a minimum. For more information about our services please telephone Eastbourne 01313 722505 or log on to

Maria Standen

Swallow Farm