Badminton: The badminton clubs meet on Fridays in the Pretious Sports Hall – 5.30pm Primary, 6.30pm Secondary and 8pm adults (14+). Adults also meet at 5.45pm on Mondays. New faces (and old) very welcome, especially if it helps with the New Year’s Resolutions!

Dance Club: We also have a very friendly Dance Club meeting on Friday evenings in the Village Hall for sequence dancing. This is a very accessible way to keep fit to music, and meet people. Call Tony Pomfret - 253287 – if you are interested.

Footpath Group: The Footpath Group’s annual walk with lunch will be on Saturday (booked places only, I’m afraid!). If you are interested in walking in good company, with someone else taking charge of the map-reading or choosing the walk, contact Sue Clark (253428). The Group usually organises two walks a month in a range of locations, all of which are interesting (and often end at a pub!). Make a New Year’s resolution to discover more of our lovely countryside.

Quiz: A very popular annual event, the Conservation Society’s Wine & Wisdom evening is on Saturday 10th January. Call Mervyn to book your place – teams of eight at £7.50 a head, to include wine and a light supper. If you haven’t got a team together, Mervyn will be happy to put you together with some like-minded people. 01797 253443.

Boot Sale: The first Boot Sale of 2015 is on Sunday. Stallholders come at 8am to set up, with opening to the public from 9-11.30am. Book through Marie Edwards - Hon. Secretary NVHT (01797 253264)

Shortmat Bowls: Another choice for keeping active in the winter months is Shortmat Bowls- in the Village Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2pm.

Hist & Lit: Anne Scott will speak to the Historical and Literary Society on Tuesday on the topic of the fascination history of Hastings Cemetery. Meetings start at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Footpath Walk: And the first walk of the year is just 3 miles: Going for a Burton! Meet in Northiam surgery car park at 9.30am to start at 10.15am in front of the Royal Victoria Hotel, St Leonards on Sea. The walk will explore Burton’s St Leonards, and end with lunch at Azur.

Coffee Stop: Meet up with familiar faces at Coffee Stop each Wednesday in the Church Centre between 10am and 12 noon.

Plotters: The AGM for the allotmenteers – Plotters Association – will be held next Friday in the Jenkins Room at 7.30pm.

St Mary’s Services: (11th): 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Praise

Karen Ayling

The White House, Dixter Road