VILLAGE VOICE : I just wanted to let you know that this will be my last Village Voice column - I have been writing this column for many years now - I think I started in 2002, taking over from Charlie Piggott! Thank you to everyone who has submitted information, dropped notes through my door, phoned me with news - and of course anyone who actually read it!

CHRISTMAS CARDS : A reminder that Wendy Dixon would appreciate any unwanted Christmas cards - If anyone has cards to donate to Wendy they can be dropped off to her at 5 Park View, School Lane.

HORSE AND CART : As mentioned last week Rother has turned down the planning application for the conversion of the Horse and Cart pub into two dwellings - please look at Rother’s website to see the reasons they gave for their decision, the planning reference is RR/2015/2558/P. We should hear soon if an appeal against this decision has been submitted.

ATTIC AND COLLECTORS FAIR : The January Fair will be held at the hall on Sunday 17, 10am until 2pm. Please contact Trevor on 230568 to book a table or for more information.

DOCTORS SURGERIES : The second one of these this month will be held on January 19, 11.30am at the hall, please book your appointments through Rye Medical Centre.

CHURCH SERVICES : This Sunday both the 8am and 10am services will be at Beckley church. Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

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