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, and both adult clubs will be pleased to see new faces – just turn up. Juniors will need to call Pete Thomson 07815 842517 to check whether there are any spaces.

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 Walk: The Footpath Group will meet in the surgery car park at 1.30pm on Sunday to enjoy Bedgebury in Winter, a 5 mile walk led by Daphne.

Budgerigar Society: The AGM will be held on Monday in the Jenkins Room at 7pm. New members are very welcome to drop in and meet fellow budgerigar enthusiasts. Annual membership is £10. They have a website, or call Brian Mepham 01424 429094 to have a chat.

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: Ian Everest will speak on The Women’s land Army – a Sussex Connection at the Historical and Literary Society meeting on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

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

Coffee Morning: The Village Hall Trust’s monthly Coffee Morning will be next Friday at 9.30am.

Pretious Sports Hall: The Sports Hall AGM will be held on Thursday 26th February at 7pm. Representatives from users and/or the local community are needed to stand for the committee – a vital role to ensure that the role of the community in building the Hall does not get forgotten in the future!

Library: Don’t forget our lovely library which is open each week on Thursday and Saturday afternoons 2-4pm with a wide variety of books for adults and children, also large print books and jigsaws on the ground floor of the snooker club, next to the village office.

St Mary’s Services: (25th): 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Praise

Karen Ayling

The White House, Dixter Road