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THE WESTHAM VILLAGE CONSERVATION Group: will be holding another free Health and Wildlife guided walk on Sunday April 24. The organiser will meet those who wish to go on this walk at the pond in Westham at 2 pm and then there will be a gentle stroll along ancient Peelings Lane, ending at Stone Cross Windmill where free drinks will be supplied. These have been sponsored by Action in Rural Sussex. Those on the walk will be stopping the hedgerow shrubs, trees and plants which indicate the age of the hedge. Phone number for details is 01323 460338. You can also find further details on the WVCG face book page. Advance notice|: the May walk will be on Sunday May 29.

AS WE ARE ON the subject of walks: do you know that, organised by the Healthy Walks Project Officer, there are two walks every week making use of mainly flat and even terrain for 30 to 60 minutes. On Tuesdays, meet at the Lakeside Tea Chalet in Hampden Park Drive at 10.30 am: on Fridays, the venue is the Co-op in Milfoil Drive in Shinewater, also at 10.30 am. These are free, friendly walks, every week for just an hour. Obviously, those attending will be wearing suitable clothing and shoes. For more information, please contact 07740 899559.

THE PEVENSEY, WESTHAM AND Stone Cross Branch of the Royal British Legion: held their Coffee Morning last Saturday (April 16) and are very pleased to be able to inform those who attended that the event raised a total of £788.69. Many thanks to all those members who helped to make the event a success: also to those members of the public who supported it with their attendance. The Branch will be holding their Spring Lunch at the \moorings on Monday May 16.

THE NEXT MEETING OF the Pevensey and Westham Historical Society: will be held on Monday May 2 when Richard Filmer will be giving a talk on Traditional Kent4 and Sussex Trades, Crafts and Industries. The meeting starts at 7.30 pm and the normal entry charges will apply.

THERE WILL BE SEVERAL opportunities: to help support the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice by visiting one of the five gardens which will be open to the public during 2016. On Saturday April 23, Carters Corner Farm, Cowbeech Hill, Cowbeech will be open from 11 am to 4 pm. There is no entry fee but you are asked to support the |Hospice by making a donation (last year a total of £11,000 was raised through donations). No dogs are allowed although guide dogs will be an exception. A refreshment stall will be open and a raffle will be held.

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