Netherfield Church: Netherfield’s Autumn Fair last Saturday was a huge success. The weather was good to us and the church was quickly full of people. All the stalls were busy and judging by the completely empty tombola and only three cakes at the end on the produce stall (and these were quickly auctioned off) it proved sales were good. All the stalls were more than satisfied with the business they had and really enjoyed the morning. I know I have said it before but the atmosphere was brilliant and it is testimony to our welcoming attitude that people really enjoy our events. There are always many to thank, those who set everything up, the stall holders, everyone who came and supported us and those who cleared up afterwards – thank you. This all resulted in an excellent £476 being raised. How good is that!

Netherfield Church Services: the final service for October is on Sunday October 26 and will be Holy Communion at Netherfield. Paul Smith, Churchwarden.

Good as New Sale plus Jumble: to be held in the village hall at the end of October in aid of AGE UK and Netherfield Village Hall. Please sort through your cupboards and bring any unwanted items into the shop, many thanks for your support.

Hatha Yoga Classes: at Netherfield Village Hall, have started on Monday evenings, 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

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

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre: is a registered charity working in partnership with Adult Social Care to provide a no charge mobile information and advice service for Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex. The vehicle, which is funded by the Big Lottery, is equipped to offer demonstrations of assistive equipment and hearing screening tests (if time permits). The mobile unit will be visiting Battle on Thursday November 6 2014, and will be in Market Square from 10.30am – 3.30pm. The bus is accessible to wheelchair users and representatives from both the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre and Adult Social Care will be available to provide individual information and advice on all aspects of hearing loss. For further information please contact: East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre, Tel: 01323 722505 (voice/text/fax) e-mail:

Rural Battle Employability Project: is holding an information and access morning on October 30 2014 from 9.30am – 12.30pm at Battle Memorial Hall, there will be volunteering opportunities, careers advice, JCP rural advisors, jobs available on the day with interviews taking place, there will also be Children’s Centres staff on hand for fun children’s activities.

The Mobile Library: will be outside the shop from 11.50 – 12.10 today, Friday October 24.

Contact me: 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