Macmillan Cancer Support: On September 2nd. Merriments Gardens are to be open in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, 10am-5.30pm Admission £7, children free. This is a very worthwhile Charity and funds are desperately needed. Every penny raised on that day will go to the Charity. So I hope the residents of Netherfield will kindly support this cause. Thank you, Evelyn Goodsell

Battle Hard of Hearing: The next meeting of the Battle Hard of Hearing Support Group will be held on Monday 7th Sep 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. David David RowanDeafblind Support WorkerEast Sussex Hearing Resource Centre8 St Leonard’s Road, EastbourneEast Sussex, BN21 3UHTel: 01323 722505 (voice)Mobile: 07950 855580 (text only)Email: Charity No. 1101140

Book of the Month: As yet there has been no recommendation made by any of our residents to suggest a book which will entertain and enthral for the month of September. Whilst there is still time I hope you will be happy that we highlight what is currently flying off the shelves of the Mobile Library. Every three weeks the lorry parks by the Netherfield Stores for approximately an hour. It is open to all; children, grown-ups and even Uncle Tom Cobbley. Joining is free and easy to do and you are provided with a “smart card”, which you can use to borrow books from any other East Sussex Council Library across the County. For the residents of Netherfield, Ella, who usually drives the vehicle and doubles up as the Librarian, will be happy to guide you through the membership process. Then you can make your choice from the hundreds of books available and have hours of pleasure reading. Popular books this month include “Lee Child’s – Personal; Ken Follett’s – Edge of Eternity” and for younger readers “Jaqueline Wilson - Katy “. I have asked Ella, if she would be so kind as to provide me with a list of the top ten titles of the last three weeks, which I will publish in The Observer “Village Voice” in the week following her visit.

ROAR Music Extravaganza: At this time of year the country has its fair share of music festivals. All choices are catered for from classical to pop, country to R&B. Battle is no exception. The annual ROAR Music Extravaganza will be staged at the Battle Memorial Hall, High Street, Battle on Sunday 20th September 2015 from 7.00 pm until 10.00 pm. Acts include Tom Fitzpatrick & Band, Rebellion, Greg Harper, No-Exit and the Pink Chillies. Tickets are reasonably priced at £10, £12 and £8 for children. They are available by calling the box-office on 01424 224145/775138 or by visiting the website

Please give your support.

Netherfield Disco Party: Sam Ward and friends invite you all to a barbecue and disco party at the Netherfield Village Hall on Saturday August 29th 2015, Whilst fancy dress is optional, think of the impact you will make when you take the cobwebs off that white John Travolta style suit, your Olivia Newton John leather jacket, crimp your hair, cover it in gel and dance the night away to the Bee Gees whilst eating a hamburger freshly cooked on the barbie. It starts at 7.00 pm and continues until 11.00. Bring your own drink. All proceeds from this fun evening are being donated to St Michael’s Hospice.

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