The Seniors Lunch: on November 11 2014 at The White Hart Inn, Netherfield, organised by Darvel Down Residents Association in conjunction with ROAR (Residents of all Rother) was thoroughly enjoyed by fifty-six people. As it was Remembrance Day, the meal was of wartime flavour, Corned Beef Hash, Bacon and Suet Pudding etc. The theme was continued by the excellent entertainment by the ‘Land Army Girls’, who provided us with songs from both World Wars. We would like to express our thanks to Sean Spillet and his team at the White Hart Inn for their excellent service.

Netherfield Youth Activities: Christmas Party to be held in the Village Hall on Saturday December 13 2014 from 4pm to 6.30pm.

It’s Christmas Adults Evening: to be held in the Village Hall on Saturday December 13 2014 from 8pm to midnight, there will be a licensed bar.

Bizzy Crafts Group: Saturday’s from 2.30pm to 4pm at the Netherfield Village Hall the Community Friends are starting a Hobbies and Crafts Group. You are invited to come along and join in to share your talents, learn new skills and meet like minded people of all ages – experts and novices welcome. Enquiries to Gillian on 07519 014752 or just come along with your sewing, knitting, woodwork or loom bands.

DDARA/ROAR: Beginners Tai Chi at Netherfield Village Hall, for 5 weeks from Friday November 14 from 10 – 11am. Claverham Community College Tutor. £3 including refreshments. Wear loose clothing. Numbers are limited so please call Stewart on 838436 or Ron on 838296.

Netherfield Church: Sunday November 30 will be an Advent carol Service at Mountfield starting at 5 pm. Please note the different start time for this service. December services will obviously be different and will be fully listed here. The first is a Holy Communion at Brightling on the Sunday December 7 starting at the usual time of 10 am. Our next event, the St. Nicholas Fair, better known as the popular “Brunch with Santa” is on Saturday December 6 from 10 am until noon in the church. Aimed at children (and of course their parents please) this is a chance to meet Father Christmas, receive a gift and enjoy a breakfast afterwards. This will be a choice of bacon butties or pastries and a drink. There will also be seasonal stalls of Christmas gifts and cards, cakes and mince pies, plus a lucky dip for the children. Admission is £2.50 each. We look forward to seeing you there to start the festive season. Paul Smith, Churchwarden.

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

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 December 5 & 19.

Do you have any 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