Northiam news
Northiam news

Dance Club: Our Sequence Dance Club meets in the Village Hall on Friday evenings. Call Tony (253287) to find out more – the evening is 7-10pm with a break for tea and chat.

Badminton: We have two badminton clubs in the village, both happy to welcome occasional players, and open to all abilities. Fridays 8-10pm, and Mondays 5.45 -6.45pm in Pretious Sports Hall.

Footpath Walk: Walk the Weald with the Footpath Group, leaving the surgery car park at 1.15pm in Sunday. The 5mile walk starts at Horsmonden Village Green.

Chitiwiri: There is a clothing collection for Chitiwiri due on 28th March, so all those unwanted items can be turned into lifesaving necessities in Malawi. If you would like to donate any unwanted items of clothing, household linens, toiletries or soft toys, please take them to Forge House at the weekend. They will be much appreciated.

Then we can turn our attention to bric-a-brac! The now famous Chitiwiri Garage Sale will be held alongside the Midsummer Festival on 17th June and will feature anything that you think might have a further life elsewhere but that you no longer have a need for!! Small items of furniture also sell well. Call Sally or Richard on 01797 252108 to make sure your donations don’t get caught in a downpour.

Toddlers: Northiam Tadpoles baby & toddler group meet every Tuesday 9.15 - 11.15am at Pretious Sports Hall, Main Street (the hall between the primary school and nursery.) The session is £2.50 per family (to cover costs) for age 0-5’s which includes a healthy snack for the children, drinks and biscuits for the parents/carers, there are lots of toys out for all ages and finishes with song time.

Line Dancing: On Tuesdays we have Line Dancing in the Village Hall at 10am. New people are very welcome - you don’t need any special clothing, and just comfy footwear. Sessions are £5, and there is a discount for booking ahead. Call Helen (01797 252087) to book a place or find out more.

Hist & Lit: The Historical and Literary Society’s season bows out on Tuesday with the film Becoming Jane, dramatising an incident in the life of Jane Austen.

Thursday Seniors: Thursday Seniors’ Club meets every Thursday in Northiam Village Hall from 10.30am until 2.30pm. All pensioners are welcome, and free door to door transport can be arranged for anyone in Northiam, Beckley, Peasmarsh and Broad Oak if you are on the Rye Community Bus route. The cost is £7 and includes welcome tea/coffee, a freshly cooked 2 course meal, extend chair exercises and a talk/entertainment. Call Joan 252568, Jane 252973 or Linda 252283 to find out more as a member or a helper.

CAB: The Citizens’ Advice Bureau will now be calling in to Northiam once a month – on the last Thursday of each month in the Village Hall (10-12).

Bank: The NatWest mobile bank calls at the Village Hall car park each Thursday 1.15-2.15pm.

Quiz: Time for another chance to pit our wits against each other! The Bowls Club will be holding their popular annual Quiz Night on Saturday 1st April. Teams are for 8 people, and entry is £8.50 to include a fish and chip (etc) supper. John Taylor is the man to contact – 253549. See you there!

Church Services: 26th St Mary’s: 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Praise. St Teresa’s: 9am Mass

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