DYW: Herstmonceux - February 9, 2011

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FARMERS’ market: Do you realise our local farmer’s market is now in its 13th year.

That’s absolutely amazing but like most businesses, due to the recession they are experiencing a fall in income so maybe this is the time to promote the clear advantages of buying direct from the producers. Remember if buying food direct it will be fresh, competitively priced and traceable.

You get the opportunity to talk to the producers about production methods so that you can make up your minds as to whether you wish to purchase or not.

Never been before? Why not make Saturday, February 12, your first visit. It is on the Hailsham Cattle Market site at the bottom of Hailsham, 9am-noon.

There is plenty of free parking, and very close to the stalls as well, and once you’ve completed your look round and your purchases you can relax in the Market Café which opens from 8am serving hot and cold food and drinks.

You certainly should give it a try and if you would like more details ring the organiser, Janet Dann on 833359.

ARCHIVE film London - Our Capital City is being presented by the Windmill Hill at Herstmonceux village hall on February 18 at 7.30pm. For a £5 admission you’ll be able to savour London during and after World War Two with the added flavour of bygone London’s transport.

Tickets are available on the door which opens at 7pm, the £5 includings tea or coffee. All proceeds will go to the continued preservation of the windmill.

If you need more information contact John Bishop on 843202.

HERSTMONCEUX Scout Hut:Have you any whacky ideas for fundraising yet? Because as of January 10, planning permission was granted to build a new scout hut and although they have some of the money, they still need more which is where we come in. Any ideas, any at all, on how to raise more money would be most welcome and once you’ve come up with something you can give any of the following a ring or contact them by email, Trudy Gower on 832532, email trudygower@hotmail.com Karen Guest, 01435 830787 email Karen.guest01@btinternet.com or Sue Page on 833485 email godfreypage485@btinternet.com I’m sure you’ll have plenty of ideas so now all you have to do is contact one these fine people and things can get moving.

RAY AND Sheldon: Our local over sixties group meet once again in the village hall at Herstmonceux on Friday, February 18, from 2.15pm, to listen to Jim Bond, from Scolfes, who will tell them all about ‘The Time of Nelson’.

Jim is a very interesting speaker and along with the fact the Ray and Sheldon members are such a friendly bunch you can be promised a really nice afternoon. Pop in and see them.

WOMEN’S World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday, March 4, at the Herstmonceux Free church in Chapel Row from 2pm. The theme of the service will be ‘How Many Loaves Have You’ and has been planned by the women of Chile.

The Chapel will open from 11am for private prayer with a soup and sandwich lunch from 1pm.

All are welcome to attend and you don’t have to be a lady either, gentlemen are more than welcome as well. For more details call Helen Ford on 832266.

YOGA classes: Ever fancied having a go at yoga. Well now’s your chance because a class is being held at the Reid Hall in Boreham Street on Wednesday, 7.30pm-9pm, and there are still a few places left. Sarah, who has been a practitioner for 20 years, is the lady to contact. Her number is 01273 471792 or you can email be@sarahbristow.com

THE REID Hall: Talking of the Reid Hall, they now have their news booking clerk and she is Elizabeth Permaul, Northfield House, Boreham Street, BN27 4SF or call her on 833775.

RACE night: A very popular night out when the racecourse comes to Boreham Street. Thursday, February 24, will see the Reid Hall set up as one of the best racecourses around with the first race at 7.30pm.

Tickets at £12.50 per head will include a hot supper You can take along your own bottle of wine or whatever your tipple, with soft drinks being provided, and of course the chance to put money on the horses. Who knows, you may be a winner.

The event is being staged tfor the Wartling Church and Luncheon Club. If you need further details call either 832285 or 833654.

DANCE NIGHT: It’s almost time for the first of this year’s ‘60’s nights in the village hall at Herstmonceux on Saturday, March 19. As before City Rhodes Sounds provide the very live music, a licensed bar will run throughout and tickets, at £10 per head, include a ploughman’s supper.

I’m sure many have been before and know just how enjoyable it is but for those who haven’t, give it a try, it really is a good night out with all profits this time going to Cancer Research UK.

You need to book fairly early if you don’t want to be disappointed and so contact Dawn and Cecil on 832304.

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday February 13 and Holy Communion (BCP) will be held at Herstmonceux church at 8am with Holy communion (Common Worship) along with Worship and Prayer at Wartling church at 9.45am and 11am respectively and the Friends Meeting House hosts the Celtic Service at 6pm.

WALKING Club: Sue and Pete would like to meet up with you at the Heathfield Cuckoo Trail car park in Station Road at 10.30am for a five mile circular walk via Little London. For any further information or if you need transport call them direct on 848790.