COUNCIL NEWS: Don’t forget the annual Parish Assembly for Whatlington will take place at Whatlington Village Hall at 7 pm on Thursday 17 March. Road naming will be discussed amongst a full agenda. All are welcome.

PARISH CHURCH NEWS: Sunday 13th March we have the monthly All Age service at Whatlington Church, as always the village hall car park will be open, in addition to the small church car park. The service, which lasts around 45 minutes will be followed with light refreshments. We look forward to welcoming Reader Tony Collins back to lead the service, assisted by his wife Pen.

NEWS FROM OUR NEIGHBOURS: Sedlescombe & District Garden Society (SDGS) still have some tickets left for “An Evening with Tom Hart Dyke” on Wednesday 16th March 2016. TV personality Tom Hart Dyke, heir to the family seat of Lullingstone Castle in Eynsford, Kent will be giving an illustrated talk on his vast horticultural experiences. Tom is an English horticulturist, author and plant hunter who presented an episode of The Great British Garden Revival shown on BBC2 in 2013. He created the World Garden of Plants located at Lullingstone which contains approximately 8,000 species of plants, many collected by Tom from their native environments. The story of the creation was featured in a BBC2 6-episode series “Save Lullingstone Castle” in 2006. The event will be free for SDGS members but non-members are welcome at a cost of £5.00 per person. (N.B. an annual family membership to the Society only costs £10.00 so why not join and take advantage of a full and varied programme of events for 2016)

The event will take place at Sedlescombe Village hall and the doors will open at 6.30 p.m. for a 7.00 p.m. start. Refreshments will be provided as well as a raffle with some really good prizes. A lot of interest has already been shown for this event, so to avoid disappointment, please reserve your tickets by contacting Sue Parsons on 01580 831996.

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