Netherfield village voice

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Netherfield Church – Our church was decorated beautifully for the marriage of John Chater and Jane Fovargue last Saturday. The service was conducted by Father Christopher Channer and everything went smoothly for the couple who have found such happiness together in their later years. Our congratulations and best wishes go to them for the future.

The service this Sunday is our Harvest Festival at the later time of 11 am, this is a rather special service and we would welcome anyone who wishes to join us. The service will be followed by a Harvest Lunch in the church. The donations of produce given in the service will be added to those received at Netherfield School’s Harvest Festival service and given to Knowles Tooth, a local charity. The school service is at 10am on October 10.

The first service in October is at Netherfield and will be our joint Family Service with Mountfield at the usual time of 10 am.

Please note, the next event at the church is the Autumn Fair on Saturday October 13 from 10am until noon. There will be the usual array of stalls, some competitions, a raffle and refreshments so make a note of the date and please come along. Paul Smith. Churchwarden.

The Netherfield Horse Ride takes place this weekend, September 29 and 30. We are looking for donations and sponsorships this year to help with the insurance which is approximately £200.00 for the weekend. Money raised this year will go towards a memorial circular seat around Simon Bishop’s tree on the village green by the bus stop. Thank you, Janette - Netherfield Post Office.

WHITE HART The darts season starts on October 4, anyone who wishes to play for their village team (I must add we play for fun and have a good night out!) come and see us, ask for Sean or Coral. The ladies only team play on Monday’s the mixed teams play on Thursday’s and Friday’s.

French Day Monday October 1 at The White Hart, Netherfield,, Tel: 01424 838382 (bookings essential for lunch and dinner) Homemade regional French cooking available all day from 9am. Prix Fixe, 1 course £6, 2 courses £9, plus a French market stall selling food, drinks, gifts and all things French (9am-6pm). Starters: French Onion and Sage Soup with gruyere croutons, Oeufs en Cocotte, baked free range egg, crème fraiche, spinach, bayonne ham served with wholemeal toast for dipping. Mains: Coq au Vin
marinated chicken braised in red wine, shallots, mushrooms, parsley,
served with olive oil mash, Pissaladiere a French variation of the classic Italian pizza, fresh tomato, onions, garlic, Provencal herbs, black olives, capers. Desserts: Tarte aux Poires warm pear tart with calvados, double cream, Glaces a la vanille, a la fraise, au chocolat.

Netherfield Village Hall bookings - Marrissa Stepanek 01424 838106, or call in at the village shop.

White Hart - There are various groups meeting throughout the month including Boules, 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 Boules 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.

THE MOBILE LIBRARY will be outside the shop from 11.50 – 12.10 today, Friday September 28.

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DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING? Come along to the Hard of Hearing Group held in Battle. Next meeting will be on Monday Oct 1 2012, 2pm – 3.30pm at the Battle Medical Centre, Telham House, 13 Mitre Way. The subject for our talk this month is “How does an inductive loop work and when can you use them?” How does the “loop” setting on your hearing aid work and where / when can you use it? For further information please contact: David Rowan, East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre, 8 St Leonard’s Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3UH  Tel: 01323 722505 (voice/text/fax) Email:  Registered charity No. 1101140.

Maria Standen, Swallow Farm