Netherfield Horse Ride: 97 riders took part over the two day event, many were local but there were also riders who had travelled from Kent and West Sussex. Everyone enjoyed the ride rosettes were awarded to all riders. There is a profit of approximately £927 before charitable donations which will be mainly used to improve our village but Age UK and Colleen’s Tenderheart Charity will also benefit. It is hoped that a planter can be provided at the Netherfield entry sign. Any ideas for future projects would be welcomed, in the past sums raised have provided a remembrance tree, the Netherfield sign and Church noticeboard. Many thanks to the landowners, Mick Scott, Richard Saunters and all the helpers for supporting this village event. Photos can be viewed here

Darvel Down Junior Cricket: Are you interested in playing Cricket? Would you like to have a local sports team to represent? EVERYONE welcome to the following taster session to be held at Netherfield Recreation Ground. Saturday September 27 2014, Ages 6 - 9 from 13:00 to 14:30, Ages 9 - 13 from 15.00 to 16.30. No Previous cricket experience required, all kit will be provided - but feel free to bring what you have! Why not come along and find out more?

Netherfield Church: The highlight of the week was the marriage of two local youngsters, Douglas Inwood, raised in Hastings and Sophie Smith of Netherfield. Saturday was kind weatherwise with the sun shining on the event. Our, now well known own vicar, Ann-Marie Crosse, led the service and everyone performed their roles to the letter. It was a truly joyful occasion for the couple and delightful to see a beautifully prepared and decorated church full for the service. Everyone appreciated all the effort that went into it and the admiring comments from so many of the guests, for our church, are always rewarding. Our sincere good wishes for a very happy future together to Mr and Mrs Inwood. Our service this Sunday is Netherfield’s Harvest Festival followed by a lunch in the church. Please note this service will start at the later time of 11 am. All are welcome and please bring along friends as well, however, it would be appreciated if you would let Maureen or myself know you are intending to come in order to cater for everyone. Thank you. Paul Smith, Churchwarden.

Netherfield Stores: Want to stop smoking? We now have E cigarettes and associated supplies for sale.

Table Top Sale: this will be held in September, date to be arranged, and is open to anyone and hopefully there will be tables selling a wide range including poultry, produce, bric-a-brac please call into shop or call 01424 838106 for more information.

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 Boulez, 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 Boulez 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 September 26.

Let me know: I’d love to hear from any local groups, clubs or individuals with any news on upcoming events or reports on past events they would like included in this column, Email:

Maria Standen

Swallow Farm