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HELLINGLY CHURCH: 8am Holy Communion Hellingly, 10.45am Family Service Hellingly. Every Thursday 9.30am BCP Holy Communion at Hellingly. The Pet Service last week went very well. The weather was pretty abysmal and so the church welcomed about 10 soggy doggies who were all very well behaved.

HELLINGLY WI: Members of Hellingly WI would welcome any ladies who would like to go along for a visit to one of their meetings, and maybe join them in the future. They are a small group of friendly ladies who meet once a month in Hellingly village hall, on the first Tuesday of the month at 2.30pm. They enjoy speakers with a large range of interests, lunch outings to places of members’ choice, visit other WI’s, for group meetings and to celebrate their anniversaries. They have a garden party in the summer and an annual afternoon outing. But one of the important parts of their organisation is the making of new friends. Hellingly WI was started in 1918, so last year they were proud to celebrate 95 years of continual presence in the Parish. If you would like to help them reach their 100th birthday, don’t be shy, go and give them a try. Enquiries to 01323 442592.

ALLOTMENTS: The allotment gardens are at Union Corner, close to the junction of Hawks Road with Upper Horsebridge Road. Rents are due annually in January but plots may be taken at any time of the year. Plot rents are kept deliberately low in order to encourage the use of this facility. If you would like to see the allotments and the plots which are available, please contact Tina Jenner on (01323) 840982 or email tina_jenner@btinternet.com.

ACTIVE PLAY: Summer Holiday Active Play Sessions at Hellingly Country and Roebuck Parks start this Wednesdays 4pm to 5.30pm and Thursday 11.30am to 1pm and run at the same days and times throughout the whole of August. The last session is on August 27. Contact Suzanne Collins, Parish Clerk on 01323 461390 for more information or just turn up.

BRIDGE CLUB: The club meets twice weekly on Monday evenings from 6.45pm winter, 7.15pm in summer plus Friday afternoons at 1.45pm. Duplicate Bridge commences a quarter of an hour after the times shown at Union corner Hall, Hawks Road, Hailsham. For further details, please request a comprehensive leaflet from either David Crichton on 01323 844677 or Pat Maycock on 01435 864448.

ARLINGTON DAY: Tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday at Arlington Village Hall there will be all sorts of activities going on from noon to 10.30pm. There is a free arts and crafts show on both days. Picnic on the Arlington village hall field from noon until 5pm. Bring family friends and a picnic and join in games on the field. Also from noon to 5pm there will be live music from talented local and not so local folk acts while you picnic courtesy of Uckfield FM’s Folk is Not a Rude Word show. Then from 7pm it’s the return of Arlington Gets Cajun with Cajun Dawgs and Friends, Strum n Bass, Cajun Dance Workshop, bar and barbecue all in the marquee on the Arlington Village Hall field. Entry is £8. U16s £2. Tickets from www.cajunrockers.com, Jim on 07980 892072 or go to arlingtontoday.co.uk.

ARLINGTON ARTS DAYS: Free entry to Arlington Arts and Crafts show in the village hall from noon on Saturday and from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday as part of the Arlington Day.

SUNDAY SERVICES: 9.15am Holy Communion Upper Dicker.

CRAFT FAIR: At Michelham Priory on Thursday to Sunday, August 6 to 9, from 10.30am to 5pm, the Sussex Guild Craft Fair of contemporary craft from local artists will be on show and for sale. Selected for their high degree of skill and creativity, Guild members will be showing their excellent and inspiring work in the Elizabethan barn and in marquees on the lawns. There will be craft demonstrations too, including blacksmithing, woodturning, embroidery and quilting together with several potters showing different aspects of their craft. You will discover spectacular examples of ceramics, textiles, jewellery, wood, glass, furniture and more. Most of the work can be purchased, or possibly specially commissioned.

HORTICULTURAL SHOW: Start planning your entries now for the Arlington and Upper Dicker Produce and Flower Show on Saturday September 5 from 3pm at Arlington Village Hall. There are classes for vegetables, fruit, flowers, flower arranging, cookery, children’s classes and craftwork. For a programme and entry form email divadaus@gmail.com.

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