Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington

TRINITY DINERS: The next Trinity Diners’ lunch at Trinity Church Hall is today, Friday, at noon. The menu is fruit juice, toad in the hole or vegetarian toad, creamed potatoes and seasonal vegetables followed by cheesecake and tea or coffee. 
To reserve a place, please ring Jennie early on 01323 484189 or come along to the hall at midday and check for cancellations. Meals are priced at £5.50.

FLOWER CLUB: Willingdon Flower Club will be meeting at 2pm today, Friday, at Willingdon Memorial Hall for a practice meeting. For further information please contact Alison Pullinger on 01323 645527.

LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY: Polegate and Willingdon Local History Society will be meeting from 7pm to 9pm today, Friday, at St John’s Church Hall Polegate. The talk is on magic and its history. Visitors are welcome. The fee is just £2.

HOT SOUP: The tea and homemade cakes provided at Jevington Church during the summer months for visitors and ramblers raised £1,200. Now that the weather is turning colder, it has been decided to offer hot soup, savouries and cake. The dates for your diary are from 11am to 3pm tomorrow, Saturday, and Saturday December 5. Refreshments are free but a donation towards the maintenance and renovation of this lovely ancient church in the heart of the Downs would be very much appreciated.

MAYOR’S CHARITY: Eastbourne Mayor Cllr Janet Coles’ two chosen charities for her year in office are RNLI and the JPK Sussex Project which aims to provide supported residential accommodation for people with a learning disability. The Society of Eastbourne Artists are having an art exhibition from 10am to 4pm tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday at Eastbourne Town Hall with a percentage of sales donated to the mayor’s charities. On the Sunday, JPK will be providing the refreshments and if anyone would like to help on the day or could provide some cakes, scones or sausage rolls, please contact Willingdon resident and JPK Project co-ordinator Jill Parker MBE on 01323 486179.
PUDDING NIGHT: John and Maureen Males are organising one of their ever popular pudding nights for 7pm on Saturday November 28 at the Cottage in Dittons Road, Polegate in aid of the JPK Sussex Project. Donations of puddings would be welcome. Guests will be able to sample the puddings and judge which they prefer. Book your place by ringing Maureen on 01323 482011.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: St Wilfrid’s Church in Broad Road Willingdon will be having their Christmas Fair from 12.30pm to 3.30pm tomorrow, Saturday. Attractions include Christmas gift stalls, cakes, raffle, and a tombola. Admission is free. Refreshments are served throughout the day and lunches are also available.

X’MAS FACTOR: Friends of Willingdon Community School present the X’mas Factor Craft and Christmas Fair from 10am to 1pm tomorrow, Saturday. Attractions include local craft stalls, student charity stalls, a Christmas visit from Santa, live music from Willingdon students and a raffle and refreshments. So do go along and see what the school in Broad Road has to offer.

CRYSTAL CLEAR: Will be entertaining customers at the British Queen from 8.30pm tomorrow, Saturday.

LONE STAR LINERS: Will be having a line dance social from 7.15pm to 10.30pm tomorrow, Saturday, at Willingdon Memorial Hall. The cost is £5 per person to include tea or coffee and biscuits. For tickets or further information please contact Ros Burtenshaw on 01323 504463 or 07542 738408 or email lonestarliners@talktalk.net or check out the website at www.lonestarliners.co.uk.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Chalk Farm LDC will be having their Christmas Fayre from 11am to 3pm on Sunday at Chalk Farm Hotel in Coopers Hill. Attractions include a variety of stalls including Christmas arts and crafts, greetings cards, and cakes. There will also be a raffle with some lovely prizes and a tombola. 
Games include ‘guess how many sweets in the jar’ and name the teddy. Santa will be in his grotto with his elf helpers, and mulled wine will be available. Admission is 50p. Children go free. And don’t forget to visit the garden centre behind the hotel while you are there as there is a large variety of shrubs and plants.

A MUSIC RECITAL: Will be held at 7.30pm on Monday at St Mary’s Church. The recital, which is directed by Michael Stumbles, will feature the Recital Choir and guest singers and instrumentalists solos and ensembles with a range of musical styles. Admission is free. There will be a retiring collection supporting Children with Cancer.

MEETING: Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council will be holding a finance and policy meeting at 7.30pm on Monday at Willingdon Community School. Please ring 01323 489603 or 01323 489104 for further information. Meetings are open to the public.

OPEN DAYS: Willingdon Primary School in Rapsons Road Willingdon is holding open days for the 2016 intake. The first one was held on Thursday November 19. They will also be held at 9.30am and 6pm on Wednesday November 25. Please ring the school on 01323 482619 for an appointment.

THE 3 MMMs: (Mrs Miss & Ms) will be meeting at 8pm on Wednesday at St Mary’s Church Hall Willingdon, The speaker is Malcolm Pratt and his subject is entitled A Life in Education.

BUTTS BROW WI: Will be meeting at 2.15pm on Thursday at Willingdon Memorial Hall in Church Street. The speaker is John Bishop and his subject is Cuckmere Community Bus.

TABLES AVAILABLE: Polegate Windmill will be having their Christmas Bazaar from 10am to 12.30pm on Saturday November 28 at St John’s Church Hall in Polegate. 
There are still tables available for hire at £6 each for individuals and charity fund raisers to run their own stalls. To avoid disappointment book as soon as possible by ringing Patricia Stevens on 01323 734496.

THE GLEN CHORALE: Will be presenting their next concert entitled ‘Walking in a Winter Wonderland’ at 2.30pm on Monday December 7 and Monday December 14 at Wannock Village Hall. Tickets to include refreshments are £6 each and can be obtained by ringing 01323 502113.

SHOPPING: Following last year’s success, another Ladies’ Christmas Shopping Night has been arranged for Thursday November 26 from 7pm to 9pm at St John’s Church Hall in Polegate. In is in aid of Family Support Work. Tickets are £3 each and can be purchased at the door. They include a drink and nibbles.

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