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WANNOCK Aatists held their annual exhibition over the August Bank Holiday weekend. At the opening president Beryl Binnie was presented with a basket of flowers. Beryl and her late husband Ken were founder members.

The exhibition was a great success. It was estimated about 400 came along to view the art work. Twenty four framed paintings were sold and a further 16 from the portfolio. An oil painting of Venice, donated by Jackie Hurwood, was raffled and raised £226 for the DGH Oncology Amenities Fund.

ALFRESCO & DINING: Eighty five people, including Eastbourne mayor Cllr Mike Thompson and his wife Linda, attended the alfresco dining and auction evening at the Cottage in Dittons Road, Polegate on August 25. The event was held in aid of the JPK Project which aims to provide supported residential accommodation with meaningful day time activities for people with a learning disability.

Everyone kept warm and dry in marquees and the food was up to its usual high standard. Following expenses, £1,179.49 was raised for the charity and JPK Project co-ordinator Willingdon resident Jill Parker thanks the mayor and mayoress for attending the event and also the hosts Maureen and John Males and their family, all the other helpers and those who came along to give their support.

THE Mayor’s Charity: On September 2, a charity barbecue was held at Chalk Farm Learning Disabilities Centre in Coopers Hill, Willingdon, for the Mayor’s chosen charity – Lark in the Park. The Eastbourne Silver Band played; there was a local dance group; and Animal Extravaganza was present with a bearded lizard, tarantula spider, snake and other animal delights. The event was closed by the equally exotic Sea Gypsies Belly Dance Troupe.

A FREE open afternoon will be held at Willingdon International Folk Dance Group on Wednesday, September 12. Visitors can experience dances from many countries and cultures. All dances will be taught, and beginners of every age welcome. No partner is needed. The group’s meetings are at Willingdon Memorial Hall, Church Street, 2pm to 3.30pm.

JUDGING for the Willingdon in Bloom competition has taken place. Those who have entered the competition will be notified of the results at the presentation evening on Thursday, September 13 ,at Trinity Church Hall at 7.30pm.

BABES in the Wood is the pantomime by Willingdon Church Players in January next year. The read-through was at St Mary’s Church Hall on September 6, but you can still go along to the informal auditions on Thursday, September 13. In addition to the cast, help is always needed behind the scenes. If you would like to be involved, ring Lesley Etwell on 504901 for details or go along on audition night.

WEEKLY ballroom and Latin classes for beginners started at 7.30pm on September 6 at Wannock Hall, but it is not too late to join and the next class is on September 13. The cost is £5 per person, £8 a couple, paid on a week-by-week basis. The classes are run by Sarah Robinson - call or text her on 07425 374860 or email srdanse@yahoo.com

JEVINGTON & Filching WI meet at 2pm on Thursday, September 13, in Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue. The speaker, at short notice, is Sally Baldwin who will be bringing along Bryn, a rescue dog, saved by the army in Afghanistan. The charity which Sally works for collects various things to raise money - to find out more ring Mary on 489646 or Valerie on 484760.

WILLINGDON WI meets at 2.15pm on Thursday, September 13, at Willingdon Memorial Hall. The speaker is Mr G Albon and his topic is ‘The Nakasendo Trail, Japan’. This is also the closing date for committee nominations.

STREET meetings: PCSO Ali Beadon will be in Church Lane Jevington, near St Andrew’s Church at 11am on Friday, September 14. She will also be in Grosvenor Close Wannock at 4pm on Monday September 17. PCSO Beadon can also be contacted by ringing 101 extension 68233 or on 07787 685 755.

BREAD DAY: Polegate Windmill has its Annual Bread Day on Sunday, September 16. If you would like to enter classes in the competition, your entry needs to be at the mill between 9am-10am on the day. A master baker will judge the entries at 10am and present the prizes at 4pm. The mill will be open from 2pm to 5pm. The entry fee for each class is 50p - for more details or an application form call Patricia Stevens on 734496.

ST MARY’S Church Ramblers meet at Chalk Farm at 10.30am on Monday, September 17, for a river walk from West Dean to Alfriston and return, a flat walk of approximately 5.5 miles.

ST MARY’S Youth Club for youngsters aged between eight and 14 is held on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 7.30pm to 9pm, and re-starts after a summer break on September 19. Contact Canon Martin Onions on 502079 or Fr Michael Maine on 509528.

TRINITY Diners meet at noon on Friday, September 21, at Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue, for the harvest lunch. The menu is roast gammon, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, apple cake and custard followed by tea or coffee. Book a place with Jennie on 484189.

WANNOCK Aatists held their annual exhibition over the August Bank Holiday weekend. At the opening president Beryl Binnie was presented with a basket of flowers. Beryl and her late husband Ken were founder members.

The exhibition was a great success. It was estimated about 400 came along to view the art work. Twenty four framed paintings were sold and a further 16 from the portfolio. An oil painting of Venice, donated by Jackie Hurwood, was raffled and raised £226 for the DGH Oncology Amenities Fund.

ALFRESCO & DINING: Eighty five people, including Eastbourne mayor Cllr Mike Thompson and his wife Linda, attended the alfresco dining and auction evening at the Cottage in Dittons Road, Polegate on August 25. The event was held in aid of the JPK Project which aims to provide supported residential accommodation with meaningful day time activities for people with a learning disability.

Everyone kept warm and dry in marquees and the food was up to its usual high standard. Following expenses, £1,179.49 was raised for the charity and JPK Project co-ordinator Willingdon resident Jill Parker thanks the mayor and mayoress for attending the event and also the hosts Maureen and John Males and their family, all the other helpers and those who came along to give their support.

THE Mayor’s Charity: On September 2, a charity barbecue was held at Chalk Farm Learning Disabilities Centre in Coopers Hill, Willingdon, for the Mayor’s chosen charity – Lark in the Park. The Eastbourne Silver Band played; there was a local dance group; and Animal Extravaganza was present with a bearded lizard, tarantula spider, snake and other animal delights. The event was closed by the equally exotic Sea Gypsies Belly Dance Troupe.

A FREE open afternoon will be held at Willingdon International Folk Dance Group on Wednesday, September 12. Visitors can experience dances from many countries and cultures. All dances will be taught, and beginners of every age welcome. No partner is needed. The group’s meetings are at Willingdon Memorial Hall, Church Street, 2pm to 3.30pm.

JUDGING for the Willingdon in Bloom competition has taken place. Those who have entered the competition will be notified of the results at the presentation evening on Thursday, September 13 ,at Trinity Church Hall at 7.30pm.

BABES in the Wood is the pantomime by Willingdon Church Players in January next year. The read-through was at St Mary’s Church Hall on September 6, but you can still go along to the informal auditions on Thursday, September 13. In addition to the cast, help is always needed behind the scenes. If you would like to be involved, ring Lesley Etwell on 504901 for details or go along on audition night.

WEEKLY ballroom and Latin classes for beginners started at 7.30pm on September 6 at Wannock Hall, but it is not too late to join and the next class is on September 13. The cost is £5 per person, £8 a couple, paid on a week-by-week basis. The classes are run by Sarah Robinson - call or text her on 07425 374860 or email srdanse@yahoo.com

JEVINGTON & Filching WI meet at 2pm on Thursday, September 13, in Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue. The speaker, at short notice, is Sally Baldwin who will be bringing along Bryn, a rescue dog, saved by the army in Afghanistan. The charity which Sally works for collects various things to raise money - to find out more ring Mary on 489646 or Valerie on 484760.

WILLINGDON WI meets at 2.15pm on Thursday, September 13, at Willingdon Memorial Hall. The speaker is Mr G Albon and his topic is ‘The Nakasendo Trail, Japan’. This is also the closing date for committee nominations.

STREET meetings: PCSO Ali Beadon will be in Church Lane Jevington, near St Andrew’s Church at 11am on Friday, September 14. She will also be in Grosvenor Close Wannock at 4pm on Monday September 17. PCSO Beadon can also be contacted by ringing 101 extension 68233 or on 07787 685 755.

BREAD DAY: Polegate Windmill has its Annual Bread Day on Sunday, September 16. If you would like to enter classes in the competition, your entry needs to be at the mill between 9am-10am on the day. A master baker will judge the entries at 10am and present the prizes at 4pm. The mill will be open from 2pm to 5pm. The entry fee for each class is 50p - for more details or an application form call Patricia Stevens on 734496.

ST MARY’S Church Ramblers meet at Chalk Farm at 10.30am on Monday, September 17, for a river walk from West Dean to Alfriston and return, a flat walk of approximately 5.5 miles.

ST MARY’S Youth Club for youngsters aged between eight and 14 is held on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 7.30pm to 9pm, and re-starts after a summer break on September 19. Contact Canon Martin Onions on 502079 or Fr Michael Maine on 509528.

TRINITY Diners meet at noon on Friday, September 21, at Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue, for the harvest lunch. The menu is roast gammon, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, apple cake and custard followed by tea or coffee. Book a place with Jennie on 484189.