Netherfield Church: Starting the New Year, the first service in January will be Morning Worship, at 10 am in Mountfield.

Church News: The Christmas Eve Crib service in Netherfield was absolutely brilliant. It certainly demonstrated that there was a demand for this rather special event which had originally been dropped for this year. The church was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the children performed so well. They did all the readings, prayers and announcements with Ann-Marie giving a Christmas talk to everyone. The carols were sung heartily and everyone was well into the Christmas spirit. It was the start of our celebrations and we are grateful to all those who gave their time, especially the children, to welcome Christmas in. Paul Smith, Churchwarden.

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: unfortunately the new timetable is not yet available, East Sussex Library Service assure me it should be available by the beginning of next week. 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:

Hearing Support: The next meeting of the Battle Hard of Hearing Support Group will be held on Monday Jan 5 2015, from 2pm to 3:30pm at St Martins (ground floor lounge), Mount Street, Battle, TN33 0DR. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other hard of hearing people and to make new friends in a relaxed and welcoming environment and to learn from their personal experience of living with hearing loss. It’s also an ideal opportunity to learn some useful communication skills that will help to reduce the feeling of isolation. Free refreshments and raffle. All welcome so put a note in your diary. For more information please contact East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre on 01323 722505.

Maria Standen

Swallow Farm