Netherfield Church: Services for October are as follows: This Sunday, October 12 is Holy Communion at Brightling; October 19 is Holy Communion at Mountfield and October 26 will be Holy Communion at Netherfield. As you can see we are back to the normal pattern with all services at 10 am. In addition, Mountfield have their Harvest Praise at 3 pm. on October 12 followed by a Harvest Tea and Brightling have Harvest Songs of Praise at 6 pm. on October 19.

The Netherfield Autumn Fair: is coming next week. I did give advanced warning of this previously and optimistically asked for any new stalls or suggestions for anything new, just to freshen things up a bit. So far no suggestions have been made, so I expect it will follow the usual format of stalls – produce, books, bric-a-brac, as new, paintings, jewellery and the PTA, supported by tombola, a raffle and the much needed tea and coffee plus a cake or two. It will start at 10 am and finish at 12 on Saturday October 18. This is always a good social event but it also is a fund raiser and as we are running at a considerable loss this year, we do need a boost to our funds so please come along and support us. Paul Smith, Churchwarden.

Hatha Yoga Classes: at Netherfield Village Hall, starting Monday October 13, 6pm – 7.15pm for Intermediate and 7.30pm – 8.45pm for Beginners, £5 per class. Please bring a cushion and blanket, spaces are limited so please contact Carleen to reserve your place 07592 081432 or

Macmillan Cake Sale: this event held in the village last week raised £74.55, many thanks to all those that donated and purchased cakes.

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

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 on Friday’s October 10 and 24.

Your news: 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