HELLO: Another cold and chilly week but each takes us a step nearer to spring. If you, like us, were missed on the recycling collections this week please make sure that you log it with Rother District Council so that they can properly manage and enforce the contract requirements to ensure that all our service needs are met.

COUNCIL NEWS: if you wish to contact the parish council can you please ensure that you use the following contact whatlingtonpc@eade.uk.com to ensure a speedy reply. Don’t forget if you want to have your comments heard about the road naming to be discussed at the next parish meeting on Thursday 17 March please send them to this link also.

GOOD COMPANIONS: Although it was very cold & frosty when we left home to travel to Battle; in fact the frost was so white it looked like snow, the sun did come out and we had blue skies.. Members of The Good Companions enjoyed a meal at The Royal Oak, Whatlington where Marie served a delicious two course meal followed by tea & coffee which certainly warmed everyone up before going home and out into the bitterly cold weather.

We meet again on March 23rd for lunch at The Abbey Hotel, Battle. Please do let Hilda know your choice of food.

PARISH CHURCH NEWS: The service for Mothering Sunday at Whatlington will be at 09.30 next Sunday, there will be a family service at Sedlescombe at 10.30.

NEWS FROM OUR NEIGHBOURS IN SEDLESCOMBE: TALENT Competition A new date has been arranged for this event – Friday May 20 in the Sedlescombe village hall, at 7pm . We expect to see singers , dancers, jugglers , musicians , in fact all types of entertainment are welcome to join in from the local and surrounding area. Places will be limited to allow for a fair opportunity for all taking part. There is no fee to enter and there will be a £100 awarded to the winner and runner up prizes too. Professional sound system and engineer will be available. If you would like to take part then please contact Jean Dann on 01424 882438 for further details, timings and to book your place.

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