Etchingham

QUIZ NIGHT: ETSR are pleased to announce that their Quiz Night is back on Saturday October 13, in the village hall, 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £10, which includes a delicious 2 course supper. There is a bar and raffle. Tickets are now available from the Post Office, all proceeds go towards the upkeep of the halls.

INVESTMENT: The next talk in the Parker Hall, organised by ETSR, is on Saturday October 25. Ray Williamson, who has been investing for 48 years, will give an illustrated talk and demonstration on “Investment - Making the Most of your Money”. The talk will cover areas such as tax-free investing, Investment Trusts, Investment Clubs and more. Tickets £5, Students £2.50, children free, all proceeds go entirely to ETSR to support the village halls. For tickets please apply to admin@etchinghamtrust.org.uk . Doors open 7pm with refreshments available, talk starts at 7.40pm. Further investment information available at www.investment.is-great.org

CHURCH SERVICE: Owing to the indisposition of Rev Patrick Sales, there will unfortunately be no Service at Etchingham Church on Sunday (September 30). You are invited to join the Burwash congregation at either of their Services: 8am BCP Holy Communion, or 10am Common Worship Family Communion.

If anyone needs a lift to either of these Services, please contact one of the Church Wardens.

CHURCH CONTACT: Churchwardens, Mary Barnes 01580 819142 and Geoffry Lucas 01580 819439. For Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals and Pastoral Matters contact Reverend Sally Epps 01435 882301 sallyaepps@btinternet.com

CHURCH OPENING: The Church is open every day for visitors from 11am to 4pm.

HARVEST FUN: The United Benefice of Burwash, Burwash Weald and Etchingham will be holding a Harvest Fun event on Sunday September 30, 4pm to 5.30pm in the Parker Hall. There will be craft activities and tea. The event is suitable for Pre-school and Primary age children who must be accompanied by an adult.

PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG: Recently there have been a number of reports of incidents where people have not picked up after their dog. Deposits have been found on pavements and verges, and worst of all by the children’s swings in Queen’s Garden. Remember - it is your responsibility to clear up after your dog so....PICK IT UP!

FOOTPATHS: There have been reports recently of people using the public footpaths around the village diverting off of the marked path into adjacent fields. Everyone is reminded that you are only permitted to use the designated marked footpaths and not any of the land around the paths, keep to the official footpaths, follow the Countryside Code, and remember to pick up after your dog. Further information on Public Footpaths and the Countryside Code is available on the village website www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk/parish-council/community-safety/footpaths

ETCHINGHAM PLAYGROUNDS: Progress is still being made with setting up online fund raising for playground equipment repairs and/or replacement, we want to take full advantage the ability to include Gift Aid in the donations, so a slight delay while that is set up at HMRC, 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 & 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 . A fund raising bank account is in place for Etchingham Playgrounds, so while we wait for various bits of paper to be processed to enable the online funding, if anyone feels the urge to organise a small fundraising activity for the playgrounds please feel free to go ahead and organise it.

ETCHINGHAM CLUB: The next Music Night at the Club is tomorrow, September 29, with Octavia, then on October 20 it will be The Curst Sons. Everyone welcome.

HURST GREEN: As you will be aware there is not currently a Village Voice correspondent for Hurst Green. If you are connected with with a Hurst Green group, or organising an event in Hurst Green, I am happy to add the details to the Etchingham column if you send the information to me. Or, even better, perhaps there is someone in Hurst Green who would like to take on the Hurst Green column, if you want to know more you can contact me or the Battle Observer.

FUTURE EVENTS: If your group or organisation has an event planned for later in the year send me the details now, I can mention it here early so people can note the date in their diaries and put the full details in nearer the date.

VILLAGE WEBSITE: The village website is provided by the Parish Council to inform residents of Parish Council and village activities. The site is updated on a voluntary basis to keep running costs to a minimum, Council agendas and minutes are published on the site and archived agendas and minutes for the last five years can also be viewed.

Information on village organisations and events is added, are the details of your village organisation on the website? If you have information that you would like to see on the site let me know so that it can be added, there is a link to the contact form at the bottom of the Home Page on the site www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk .

Content on the website is currently being edited and updated, if you, your organisation or business has information on the site please check the content and notify any changes, deletions or additions to etchinghamvillagewebsite@gmail.com there is not much value in having details on the site if things like contact details etc. are out of date.

SENDING INFORMATION: Get information for this column to me as soon as possible. There are several ways to get your info to me, but email is preferred because there is less chance of errors during copying. I need information by 10pm on Monday to be sure it will be in time for inclusion, I can sometimes add extra items on Tuesday morning, but this cannot be guaranteed. You can deliver to 2 Park Farm Close, telephone 01580 819532 or 07484 635014 or email colin.boylett@gmail.com you will also find a form on the village website ( http://www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk/village-voice ) to send your information from there, look for the Village Voice link near the bottom of the column of links on the left-hand side of the website page.