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SUNDAY SERVICES: 9.15am Holy Communion – Upper Dicker.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES: Bedes Sports Camps are open to all from 20 July. There are multi sports camps throughout the summer holidays for ages 7 – 12. Jul 13 – 15 Football, 20 to 22 July multi sports, 28 to 30 July Cricket for 8 to 13 yrs, Junior Triathlon 2 August for 7 to 14 yrs, multi sports camp 3 – 5 August, swimming 5 – 7 August for 10 to 18 yrs, football 10 to 12 August for 11 to 15 yrs, Hockey 17 to 19 August for 7 – 12 yrs. The venue is Bede’s Senior School. Please contact david.byrne@bedes.org for further details.

THE JUNGLE BOOK: The Outdoor Theatre Company is putting on this production at Michelham Priory on Friday 24 July at 6.45pm. Dress up, take part in the parade. £14, ch £12, family £42.

ARCHAEOLOGY DAY: Go along and be an archaeologist for the day at Michelham Priory on Wednesday from 10.30am to 5pm. Hands on activities, finds processing, living history and displays for all ages. Join archaeologists and experts as they hunt for finds in the trial trench. Free children’s trail and activities throughout the day.

SPEEDWAY: The Parish Council has contacted Arlington Speedway about vehicle parking in Arlington Road West during its larger events. A new area was opened up for parking and the stewards will continue to try and control the parking on the road.

DRAINAGE & FLOODING: The replacement and repair of the sewage pumps have hopefully alleviated flooding to properties near Upper Dicker’s Recreation ground. Blockages and consequent breakdowns are caused by non-soluble waste such as wet wipes and nappies being flushed down toilets. Cllr John Parsons was thanked for his efforts in sorting out the problems with the water at the entrance to the recreation ground and for highlighting to Southern Water the concerns over the sewerage. The Parish Council will continue to monitor whether the installation of a new pump has now solved the problems.

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