Mary Reeve, Wodens Wood, Cripps Corner

The beginning of another month, which means this evening it is a meeting of the staplecross and ewhurst bonfire society at the cross at 8pm. A big welcome for members and non-members alike and a chance to hear what plans the society has in the coming months.

Tomorrow morning (Saturday) those who care about the churchyard at St James will be gathering to join Brian and Barry keeping up the good work, newcomers are always most welcome.

Members of Battle and District meet on Monday 10.30 am at Battle Memorial Hall when Geoff Bowden takes a look back at the Fifties music scene, focusing particularly on the careers of two all-time favourites, Alma Cogan and Frankie Vaughan.

On Tuesday evening at 6.30pm April 23 it is the Ewhurst Annual Parochial Church Meeting. This takes place at St James Church, when election of churchwardens, PCC representatives, Deanery Synod representatives, appointment of sidesmen, and the appointment of the independent examiner takes place.

The church is holding a fundraising event of a Spring Fayre on Saturday May 4 at the Cross Inn garden in Staplecross. Donations and offers of help to the Churchwardens please (Lizzie Stern and John Barnes).

Keep fit classes in various guises continue in the parish. Monday 6-7.30pm Line Dancing in the Church Room, Staplecross; Tuesday 5-6pm Pilates in the village hall; Wednesday Pilates chair bound exercises for those less energetic 3.15pm in the Church Room, Staplecross; Thursday 5.30pm Yoga in the village hall; Friday 6-7.30pm Line Dancing again in the Church Room.