BP GARAGE: Work started to clear the site of the Total Garage at the end of Coopers Hill, Willingdon. In its place will be a BP Garage, including a small ‘Wild Bean Café’ area and an M & S Simply Food shop. Most of the canopy over the four petrol pumps will stay but the northern elevation where it has been cut back from the old shop will be retiled. Entry from Coopers Hill will lead to a new jet wash and M & S shop only. Work is should be completed by the end of November.
BREAD DAY: There were fewer entries than usual in the annual bread day competition at Polegate Windmill, but all of a very high standard. The results for the first places were as follows:- class 1 small white loaf - Birthe Chater, class 2 small wholemeal loaf - Charles Peck, class 3 Victoria sponge - Daphne Rideout, class 4 fancy bread - Birthe Chater, class 5 four Chelsea buns - no entries, and class 6 five fruit scones - Birthe Chater. Sadly no children entered. Each winning entrant received a plant and the overall winner Birthe Chater also tokens from master baker Lee Smith from Bexhill Farm Kitchens.
FLOWER TROUGH: As one of their contributions towards the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Willingdon Residents’ Association donated a flower trough and plaque at Orchard Parade at The Triangle. At the parish council’s recent Willingdon and Jevington in Bloom presentation evening, the WILLRA crystal trophy was won by resident Mr Richard Stapp of Wannock Gardens.
THE next fund-raising event for the JPK Project is the annual charity golf day, organised by Chris Rose and his committee at Willingdon Golf Club for Friday, September 28. For details contact JPK Project co-ordinator and Willingdon resident Jill Parker on 486179. The charity aims to provide a supported living centre with meaningful day time activities for people with a learning disability
LINE DANCING: On Sunday, September 30, 2pm-6pm, a fund raising Line Dance Social is being held at Polegate Community Centre in Windsor Way for everyone - including beginners. The event is being organised by Sue and Maggie in aid of the JPK Project. Tickets £5 in advance from Sue on 844466 or £6 on the door. Refreshments are available and there is a bar.
THE 3 MMM’s meet at St Mary’s Church Hall at 8pm on Wednesday, September 26, for a talk by Chris McMahon entitled ‘Eton first hand’.
THE Long Man Morris Men start their practice season at 8pm on Friday September 28 at St Mary’s Church Hall Church Street Willingdon. Further details from the squire Roger Green on 733603 or the bagman John Wardle on 840877.
ANITA Hatch, who runs Anita’s Beauty Works in Church Street, Willingdon, holds her annual Macmillan ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ on Saturday September 29 from 9am to 1pm. The balloons will be out at the Beauty Works to make this a joyous occasion. Anita will have a raffle with prizes from various suppliers, discounted treatments with £5 from each going to the charity and a lucky dip. There will also be a prize draw at £1 a ticket. Anita’s treatments include Indian head massage, mini manicures and pedicures, back, neck and shoulder massage, green tea facial, eye derma (lifting and firming treatment), and nail filing and paint. It might be a good idea to book your treatment on 503530.
THE Macmillan coffee morning organised by Mary Glyn-Jones at her home in Ratton raised £200.
BUTTS Brow WI meets at 2.15pm on Thursday, September 27, at Willingdon Memorial Hall in Church Street when Paul Lendon will be giving a talk entitled ‘Sussex Day’.
WANNOCK ARTISTS: On Friday, September 28, at 7pm, Richard Manwaring Baines will give his critique and assessment of members’ work. The meeting is at Wannock Hall. Visitors are welcome to these monthly meetings, admission £3.