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Staplecross

COMMUNITY NEWS & REVIEWS: This may be rather short on news this week, due I imagine to the school and family vacations, so I have included a few ‘up & coming’ dates of events that I’m sure will be of interest to many and that you won’t want to miss.

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Sandhurst

The Civic Amenities Refuse Lorry: will be in Sandhurst on Saturday August 18 at the following times and places for domestic waste: Lomas Lane 8am - .8.25am; Ringle Green 8.30am - 9am; Back Road 9.05am - 9.35am; Tanyard 9.40am - 10.20am and Sandhurst Close 10.25am - 11am.

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Peasmarsh

When sending me e-mails: regarding entries for the Village Voice, would you kindly put Village Voice in the heading of your e-mail. If I don’t recognise your name I may discard the e-mail!

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Robertsbridge

St Mary’s Church Salehurst: starts off on Sunday 19th August with Communion at the Mission Room in Fair Lane at 9am. At Salehurst at 11am there will be Mattins. During this service there will be children’s Sunday club. This is for Primary School aged children and is held in the vestry at the front of the church just before service starting at 11am. The children will re-join their family just before the end of service.

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Sedlescombe

THE CROQUETEERS CLUB: there is a new club in the village , their secretary writes “Croquet at Sedlescombe Playing Field. A new croquet club, named after the players who played croquet at Wimbledon, before Lawn Tennis took over, has been formed for all and sundry who would like to play or learn more about this ancient and strategic game. All equipment is freely available for you to use as you learn the ins and outs of this addictive sport, which takes little energy but more thought, a little like snooker.

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Playden

News items: If you have anything you would like to be included, please email playdenvillagenews@gmail.com

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Mountfield

MOUNTFIELD WALK & RIDE: The Mountfield Church Ride/Walk this year is on is on Sunday September 16th. Almost the entire route is off road round fields and woodland that are off any public rights of way. We shall have more details next week such as entry fees and timings but, if you are interested in either riding or walking some of the off piste parts of the parish, put the date in your diary now.

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Brede

How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email: bredevillagevoice@btinternet.com

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Beckley

If you have anything: you wish to be included then please get in touch on tal814@live.co.uk

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Netherfield

All Day Tea and Cakes Event – Netherfield Village Post Office: Well I never, what a success it turned out to be on Saturday 11 August 2018 at the “All Day Tea & Cakes” event at the Netherfield Village Stores and Cafe. Organised by Janette and her team in aid of “St Michael’s Hospice” and the “MacMillan Cancer Support”, and besides a hot cup of Cha and a smidge of Chocolate cake, there was a barbecue, ably mastered by Nicola, Janette’s daughter. Some of us even managed a glass or two of wine in the fun atmosphere that was clearly evident as you walked through either of the doors into this hive of activity. A raffle, tombola and a “guess the number of marshmallows in a jar”, were just some of the ways you could support the charities. Well done Janette. Oh, and I even met a reader of this column, which now makes the total five. What could be better?

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Etchingham

ETCHINGHAM PLAYGROUNDS: Progress is being made with setting up fund raising for playground equipment repairs and/or replacement, hope to be able to give you more information here next week. An “Etchingham Playgrounds” fund is being set up and a Facebook group, not directly connected to the Parish Council or ERGT, has been set up and will be used to keep residents up to date with progress and updates from the Parish Council a& ERGT, it also gives residents the opportunity to put forward their ideas, suggestions and comments. Anyone can see the group, but if you want to participate in any of the activity on the group you will need to join the group.https://www.facebook.com/groups/etchinghamplaygrounds . there is also a Twitter page https://twitter.com/etchinghamplay If you want to make contact with queries, suggestions, comments or anything else, please use the email address etchinghamplaygrounds@gmail.com

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Catsfield

St Laurence Patronal Celebration: As mentioned last week, this Sunday, 19th August at 10.30am (note the later time) there will be a combined service with Crowhurst at St Laurence Church to celebrate St Laurence, the church’s patronal saint. Following the service of Holy Communion there will be time to chat with friends and visitors and enjoy celebratory drinks and canapes, everyone is welcome.

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Fairlight

Pews News: The 10.30 am service at St Andrew’s this Sunday, August 19, will be Holy Communion. There will be no Junior Church this Sunday – it’s holiday break time!

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Ninfield

Safe return from ‘Wasp Central’!: That’s the only real downside, while pressing apples for two days; sharing life with a massed army of wasps! And, not only your common and garden, local wasp; oh no, we had wasps from all around the world! Including a rather large, bright yellow and red Asian wasp - an extraordinary creature, nearly two inches long, that came with a few of his close friends, drank some of the residue from the juice buckets, then took formation and flew, Arrow like, into the fields beyond. Although the Rural Pastimes fayre was a little down in numbers - probably an iffy weather forecast put some people off - enough regulars, and visitors, came up to the tent to find the O.H and I, plus our Canine Crew, and, the ‘Wasp Army’. As people purchased their glasses of delicious juice, they would stay a little way away, smiling a tad nervously, and with a light laugh in their voice say..’ Aha, how many times have you been stung then...!!’ Well, all were surprised to hear the reply ‘Actually, none at all!’ And that remained the fact to the very end- we were both completely Sting-Free- quite amazing! It was lovely to chat with friends, old and new, and also to meet a charming lady who approached the Tent with the question -’Do you do the column in the Observer?’. When I had answered in the affirmative, the lady said she was pleased to put a face to the name, and that she thought Ninfield seemed to be an exciting place to live...Well, OF COURSE it is, isn’t it!!! - here’s a quick update on the next few weeks dairy entries:

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Northiam

Chitiwiri: Great news! The bric-a-brac sale at Forge House in aid of Chitiwiri raised over £2000! Much of this will go towards building the classroom block planned to enable more children in the community to have access to education in all weathers. Many thanks to everyone who supported this event by donating and buying, and congratulations to Sally, Richard and the team for their vision and hard work.

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Iden

A THANK YOU FROM CHRIS AND SALLY: Chris and Sally would like to thank all the Iden villagers for their wonderful support following the recent incident in Iden Stores. Everyone has been so concerned for their welfare and the messages and offers of help have been much appreciated. Particular thanks go to Sue White and Linda Wood, who helped to keep the store open while they were dealing with the aftermath. They would like to sincerely thank all of the people who came forward with information that helped the police, and the continuing help from very important witnesses to the event. Some of these people have ended up out of pocket through the time they have given up trying to help the investigation and there is a collection box in Iden Stores if anyone would like to contribute to a village reward fund .A final thanks has to go to everyone from Sussex Police- from the 999 call-handle right through to the men and women from Hastings CID- for showing just how great our Police are.

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Burwash

Poppies: Two weeks ago I mentioned that the members of the After Eight club had made lots of ceramic poppies to commemorate those who had lost their lives in the First World War. My article said that these were for Burwash Weald and Burwash Common, but in fact 32 are for there the other 63 are to commemorate those from Burwash. This is a great idea and thank the club and Mary Clark our local potter for doing them.

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Westfield

Messy Church: The second Messy Church session was enjoyed by 56 people last Saturday, and they spent a happy afternoon with all sorts of crafts, music, eating and drama around the theme of Noah’s Ark. Put the next session on 8 September in your diaries! All families are welcome, and children must be accompanied.

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Udimore

PROPOSED BP FILLING STATION: CORRECTION: Your comments on this scheme should be addressed to East2@pins.gsi.gov.uk not qsi, as I wrongly stated in this column last week. If you’ve already sent in your comments (and were surprised to receive no acknowledgement) please send them again by forwarding them from your “sent items” to the correct address. My humble apologies for giving you this extra trouble: I had misread the letter g because of the extra thick underscoring of the address on the original notification. And if you haven’t yet sent in your comments, there’s still plenty of time to do so: the closing date is August 28.

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