Down Your Way Willingdon Wannock & Jevington - May 30th

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WILLINGDON’S Got Talent takes place at St Mary’s Church Willingdon, 7.30pm, on Friday, June 15. The evening will be compered by professional ventriloquist Steve Hewlett and the judges Ric Scott, from Sovereign Radio, Canon Fr Martin Onions and Mrs A Bissell. The best and most enthusiastic performers will be asked to appear at ‘The Big Top’ Summer Fair in the church grounds on Saturday, July 21, 10am-2.30pm. Application forms for the talent evening from the church parish office (501763), The Red Lion or The Wheatsheaf in Willingdon Village.

Also on June 15 at 6pm judges will choose a prince and princess aged over eight years to open the fair on July 21 and carry out duties on the day. Application forms from the church parish office or White Lavender in Freshwater Square or Willingdon Stores in Wish Hill.

Spectators welcome at Willingdon’s Got Talent - admission £1. More details from Serena on 439539 or Canon Fr Martin Onions on 502079.

A PLANT Sale in the stables opposite the Wheatsheaf on May 19 raised £300 for St Wilfrid’s Hospice and the MacMillan Nurses. A further donation of £30 was added.

A PLANT SALE was also held on May 19 in Len Baker’s garden in Wannock - raising £185.61 for the Polegate and Eastbourne branch of Arthritis Research UK.

STREET MEETING: Today (Wednesday) PCSO Ali Beadon is at the junction of The Green Walk and Seven Sisters Road at 11am. Do go along and meet her (she can also be contacted on 101, extension 69304, or on her mobile 07787 685755).

THERE is a charity auction at Willingdon Golf Club on Saturday, June 2, in aid of The Gastro Intestinal Blues Charitable Trust (gi*blues). Doors open 7.15pm and the ticket price, £7.50, includes a drink on arrival and a ploughman’s supper. The theme of the evening is red, white and blue in honour of the Diamond Jubilee. Book a ticket on 487154 or visit www.giblues.ik.com

THE WHEATSHEAF: The Anthony Duke Duo will entertain customers from 8.30pm on Saturday, June 2.

AFTERNOON TEA to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be served at Trinity Church Hall at 3pm on Saturday, June 2. Tickets are £5 each but space is limited so it is best to book ASAP. Ring 484189.

A SPECIAL service to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee takes place at St Mary’s Church Willingdon, 6.30pm, on Sunday June 3. There is also be a short service at 3pm that day at the Ruth-less Memorial at Butts Brow.

WILLINGDON and Jevington Parish Council syays Huggetts Lane Recreation Ground will on Sunday, June 3, 10am-4.30pm, host a music event called ‘Music in the Park’. Access by the public will be maintained on this day, except in the area occupied by the bands, family funfair and stallholders.

The programme of events is as follows: 11am-11.05am chairman’s welcome; 11.05am-11.55am performances from pupils attending Willingdon Community School; 12.20pm-12.30pm Kingfisher Scout Band; 12.30pm-1pm Harvey Marshall of Willingdon; 1pm- 2pm Wealden Brass; 2.05pm-3.45pm Howlin Blues Live Blues Band performance; 4.15pm-4.45pm raffle and close. To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, ‘the big lunch’ is also being incorporated. The idea is to take along a picnic. There will be a mobile catering hot dog and burger van close at hand.

A FIREWORK evening in the grounds of Willingdon Community School has also been arranged by the parish council for Monday ,June 4. At 8pm entertainment will be provided by The Pulse followed by the Downland Singers at 8.30pm. The Pulse will then take over until 9pm, after which there will be a closing sing-along ‘The last night of the Proms’ with the Downland Singers. Fireworks will be set off at 10.15pm. Meanwhile, as part of the National Chain of Beacons, Willingdon’s beacon will be lit on the Downs with help from farmers Richard and Henry Brown.

WILLINGDON library in Coppice Avenue will be closed on Monday June 4 and Tuesday June 5 but hosts a Diamond Jubilee celebration on Wednesday, June 6, 1pm-4pm. There will be themed activities, games and quizzes, a book sale and refreshments-.

Down Your Way Willingdon Wannock & Jevington - May 30th