Catsfield news
Catsfield news

No different news: for Catsfield Village Voice this week I’m afraid, so here’s some of forthcoming events that you’ve all seen before. We’re deep in the ‘winter shut-down’ I think, but at least the weather’s not as bad as it could be and Spring IS getting closer!

Women’s World Day of Prayer: This annual event will be held in St Laurence’s Church on Friday 3rd March at 2.30pm. This is always a very special service which starts as the day begins with the sun rising over the island of Samoa. It is passed around the world following the sun until it sets off the coast of Eastern Samoa, some thirty-five hours later. It is moving to know that we in Catsfield are part of more than five thousand services being held in the British Isles alone passing on the message, which this year is written by the Christian women of The Philippines and translated into a thousand different languages.

Coffee Morning: The next fundraising event for the Parish Church of St Laurence will be a Coffee morning on Saturday 4th March from 10am until 12 noon. There will be Craft and Cake Stalls and a Raffle.

WI Jumble Sale: The WI Jumble Sale will be held in the Village Hall on Saturday March 25th from 10am-12pm so when tidying up or doing your spring cleaning, please bear this in mind and put

Aside any unwanted items for this event which attracts people from near and far – there’s usually a long queue outside the hall for nearly an hour before opening time. Entrance will be 50 pence for adults and tea/coffee and cakes will be available to buy. Do come along and grab yourself some bargains, there’s always some really nice items for sale at very reasonable prices, pause for refreshment with friends and then have another rummage!

Sport: We managed to get another football match played last Saturday, where we had the pleasure of playing at home, but losing. A couple of ex-players stood in the sleet watching us play quite well in the first half against Punnetts Town, but the final score of 2 - 4 illustrated that they came back more strongly than us. Tomorrow we play Sedlescombe at home, which is our last home game of the season. With any luck we will end up middle of the table and won’t go down.

Watermill Lane: Have you seen that the Highways Dept have started cutting down the trees and clearing the scrub ready for the roundabout in Watermill Lane? It looks drastic enough already without the new road, signage and probably lighting, which will ruin this rural approach to Bexhill. In fact, there will be no direct route to Bexhill as drivers will only be able to turn right or left. Green and pleasant land!

Housing Development: This is your last chance to have your say on the Rother Structural Plan and the proposal for thirty-five dwellings behind the White Hart. 20th February is the cut-off date. All around us villages are changing, just read Ninfield’s Village Voice to experience their struggles against over-development.

Mobile Library: The East Sussex Mobile Library will be in its usual place today, Friday 17th February outside the Village Hall from 11.55am until 12.30pm.

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