Herstmonceux

CHURCH SERVICES: On Sunday 20 September the All Saints Service is at 8am Holy Communion (BCP). Wartling’s Harvest is on 27 September 11am service in church, followed by Harvest Lunch in the Reid Hall. The lunch will be in the form of a bring and share, a list of things needed will be in Wartling church as from the beginning of the month, please fill in whatever you would like to bring. The lunch has always been a really happy occasion it would be lovely to see both old and new faces, all ages welcome, we can put on activities for young people. Please ring Stella Hardwick to let us know you are coming. Stella’s No is 833445. Herstmonceux Harvest is the following week on the 4th October at 11am. Again there will be a bring and share following the service, this will be in the church.

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: The next meeting is on Thursday 1 October at Reid Hall, Boreham Street, when Graham Spencer will be giving a talk on Hardy Geraniums. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Free Parking.

WARTLING PC: County Councillor L Keeley attended a meeting with the Police and Crime Commissioner about the latest cuts in police funding. Parish Councils are to be asked to fund PCSO and Wardens in the future. He has also met the Highways Steward from East Sussex County Council and shown him outstanding issues in the parish.

County Councillor B Bentley reported that ESCC is holding a consultation about Learning Disability Services. They are also promoting a Good Neighbour Scheme in rural areas. Full details of the scheme are available on www.eastsussex.gov.uk. He has been asked by the Local Government Association to be the Community Wellbeing Portfolio Holder. He started the role on 1 September.

The following questions were from Members of the Public. There was a complaint that a new sign blocks the gate at a public footpath in Jenner’s Lane. Also, the speed limit in Wood Lane is still 60mph. It was explained that it is likely to remain 60mph because there is no accident rate there.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING: There is to be a coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support at Reid Hall, Boreham Street in memory of Mrs Caroline Payne-Rippengal on 29 September at 10.30am.

CHIDDINGLY FESTIVAL: Big name acts, Beer Festival, Family Events and much more. 24 September to 4 October. Acts: Jo Brand, The Noise Next Door, Jo Caulfield, Young ‘Uns, Barb Jungr, The Benyounes Quartet, Hazardous Funk, Festival Fiesta with Tomzee and OuseSamba, Beer and Cider Festival is 26 and 27 September. Activities: Art and Craft Exhibition, Morris Dancers, Mummers Play, Children’s Craft ♦ African Drumming, Comic Making, Scratch Choir, Circus Skills Workshops. For younger children aged 4 years and upwards Rhubarb Theatre will be performing The Amazing Adventures of Librarian Lil, combining puppetry, mask, dance and song. There will be a colouring competition for children coming to watch the show. Bell-Ringing plus the opportunity to visit the Chiddingly Artists Open Studios where the works of many local artists will be on display. For more information visit www.chiddinglyfestival.co.uk or 01825 873436. Tickets on sale now from 01825 872401.

FLU CLINICS: Herstmonceux Health Centre will be holding the annual Flu Clinics at the Health Centre on the 6 October 1.30 - 3.30 and on Saturday 10 October for children and workers 9 – 12noon. If you would like to check if you are eligible for the vaccination and to book an appointment please phone 01323 833535.

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