Come & have your say: Residents, what do you want in your community? Loads more houses? No buses? Decisions on what happens in your community taken only by Battle Town Council? A reduction in the number of open spaces for the children? If you want the chance to shape the future of your village there will be a meeting at Netherfield Village Hall on Wednesday May 20 at 7pm. Send an email to register your support and be informed of what is going on in the future to: Maurice Holmes e mail .

Brightling Park: Walled garden music fest 2015. Saturday & Sunday July 18 & 19. If your favourite music includes Pink Floyd, Yes, Phil Collins & David Bowie then Brightling Park nr Robertsbridge is the place. Nick van Eede’s band 3 Wise Men & a Virgin are also performing Cutting Crew’s famous songs together with tracks from their new album Gallivant. A weekend of hugely talented musicians, performing in the very unique setting of the Georgian Walled Garden at Brightling Park. Our music festival offers day or weekend tickets, corporate entertaining with own hospitality areas, campsite within the park grounds with full facilities, ‘Pop Up’ restaurants, traditional festival foods, festival bar offering local micro brewery beers, ciders and French wines. For more info & tickets

Shoe Bin: This is located outside the shop, please recycle all your unwanted shoes, boots and wellies.

Netherfield Post Office – we hold Euros in stock, all other currencies can be order for the next day. Health Lottery tickets also available 50p per ticket win up to £25000, £1 per ticket win up to £100000.

The Mobile Library: will be outside the shop from 12.45 to 13.05 on Tuesday May 26.

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