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Down Your Way: Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington - April 11

THE 3 MMMs (Mrs Miss & Ms) look forward to ‘A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ - a small ‘in house’ social combined with the AGM today (Wednesday) at 8pm in St Mary’s Church Hall in Church Street Willingdon. Bring a bottle. For further information ring 504832.

WILLINGDON WI meets at 2.15pm tomorrow (Thursday) 12 at Willingdon Memorial Hall in Church Street. The speaker is Mr T Harris and his subject ‘My Life as Henry V11’

THE GARDEN Growers meet at 6.30pm tomorrow (Thursday) at the Wheatsheaf in Willingdon Village.

STREET MEETINGS: PCSO Ali Beadon is at The Green Walk at the Seven Sisters Road end at noon tomorrow (Thursday). On Wednesday, April 18, she will be at Millstream Gardens Wannock at the Farmlands Way end at 4pm. PCSO Ali Beadon can be contacted on 101 ext 69304 or on mobile 07787 685755.

JEVINGTON & Filching WI will meet at 2pm tomorrow (Thursday) in Trinity Church Hall Coppice Avenue. The speaker is Anne Parfitt-King and her subject ‘a girdle round the earth’. The exhibition is ‘a holiday photo’.

RED LION: From 7pm to 9pm on Thursday, April 12, Alan Grindle will cook one of his special recipes as part of the monthly Red Lion on Tour. This month’s recipe is ‘a secret’ and it is advisable to book on 502062.

TRIANGLE Lace Club members meet at Trinity Church Hall in Coppice Avenue, 10am-2pm on Saturday, April 14. There is a trade stand with lace supplies and equipment, and guidance on the art of lace making can be given. The cost including tea and coffee is £2.50. For more details call Rowena Gausden on 484165.

CONCERT: There is an afternoon of light musical entertainment in aid of the RNIB at Wannock Village Hall at 3pm on Saturday, April 14. Among those taking part are guitarist Gabrielle Stephens, oboist Tim Willsone, flutist Christina Lynn, pianist Brian Steer, soprano Janice Goss-Turner and baritone Mike Barber. Entry is by programme at £5 to include tea and cake. Call Christina on 487514.

SING-A-LONG: Tickets are selling fast for the ABBA experience hosted by Concentus Chorale at Willingdon Community School in Broad Road on Saturday, April 14. The main characters are on stage, led by musical director Adrian White and the chorus is the whole audience seated round tables ready to sing from song sheets provided. A buffet and soft drinks will be provided but you can take something stronger if you wish. The performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, £10, check availability with Evelyn Smith on 643358.

COUNCIL MEETING: There will be a recreation meeting at 7.30pm on Monday, April 16 at Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council office in Gorringe Valley Road. Meetings are open to the public. More details on on 489603 or 489104.

ST MARY’S Church Ramblers meet at 10.30am at Chalk Farm in Coopers Hill, Willingdon, for a four and a half mile flat walk from Pevensey Levels via Rickney Lane and Chilley Farm. You are welcome to go along.

JEVINGTON CHURCH: Those on the electoral roll at St Andrew’s Church, Jevington, are welcome to attend and vote at the annual meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday, April 17, in Jevington Village Hall. Two churchwardens, two deanery synod representatives and two parochial church members are needed to complete membership of the Parochial Church Council.

ART TUITION: Teresa Currie will be running a six-week art course in the newly-refurbished community room at Trinity Church starting on Wednesday, April 18 7pm-9pm. The course will cover drawing skills, watercolour techniques, pen and ink drawing, pastel and charcoal, figure drawing, perspective drawing, and acrylic and mixed media. Refreshments will be provided. The cost is £10 per session or £50 for all six. Ring Teresa on 501231.

TRINITY Diners meet at noon on Friday, April 20, at Trinity Church Hall when the menu will be fruit juice, cottage pie, seasonal vegetables and lemon cheesecake and tea or coffee. Reserve a place with Jennie on 01323 484189.

TRINITY Church hall and community room with excellent facilities are available for hire. Details from Ruth on 07901971527 or email trinityhire@gmail.com .

GOLF DAY: Every April Willingdon Cricket Club challenges Willingdon Football Club to an annual golf competition for the John Beck Trophy in memory of former Dons Football Club’s secretary and well-known local football administrator John Beck. This year’s competition is in support of local charity ‘Chloe’s Fight for Sight’. The Nunney family has been involved with the football and cricket clubs through their son Paul.

The event is on Friday, April 27, at Willingdon Golf Club - tee-off 1pm. Footballers and cricketers will pair off in twos and the presentations will then place followed by an evening meal at the golf club.

JAN GUTHRIE

Tel: 01323 501315

 

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