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Jenny Seale

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ARLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL: Next meeting of Arlington PC is on Thursday 21 February at 7.30pm in Upper Dicker Village Hall. Minutes of the January meeting are available at the Village Shop or see http://www.arlingtonparish.org.uk for all APC information.

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CHURCH SERVICES: All Saints: This Sunday 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 3.30pm Evensong (BCP). St Mary Magdalene, Wartling: 10am Holy Communion (CW).

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Hellingly and Horsebridge

PARK WOOD AGM: The next meeting will be on Wednesday 27 February from 7 to 9.30pm. Doors open 6.15. Free tea and coffee available. The Environment Agency have decided, after 12 months of negotiations, not to work with FoPW to preserve Park Wood. FoPW are now looking at alternative solutions and have invited a panel of interested parties along to give their views and answer your questions. This is your chance to have your say. Your support is vital if this precious community asset is to be saved.

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Hailsham

FARMERS MARKET: Hailsham Farmers Market takes place on Saturday 9 February at the Cattle Market Site, Market Street from 9 am – 12.30 pm. Renhurst Farmer will be there with fresh meat from their own cattle, along with home made sausages and meat pies. Also, there will be local eggs, seasonal fruit and vegetables, honey and plants direct from the local growers and producers. As always, there is plenty of free parking on site, pick your goods from the range at our stalls, and pack your shopping straight into your car. Support your local farmers, producers and craftspeople at Hailsham Farmers’ Market, Market Street, Hailsham BN27 2AG. Traders: For information on taking a pitch please call 01892 852168 or email info@hailshamfarmersmarket.co.uk.

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OPEN EVENING: There is an open evening at the Observatory Science Centre tomorrow, Saturday, from 6.30pm to 11pm. Usual entry price applies. For more information visit www.the-observatory.org.

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CHARLES HUNT CENTRE: Today, Friday, singer and entertainer, Dave Collins, will be at the Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Field 2pm to 4pm. All welcome. On Friday February 8 there will be a Great Singalong. Join in the fun from 1.30pm. Hosted by DSES. On Saturday February 9 come along to a Knit and Natter session from 10am to 2pm. Bring along your knitting or crocheting work in progress or help with their charity knits. Light snacks, all welcome.

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RURAL BUSINESSES: Following the success of the first meeting, an invitation to a free event for anyone running a small business or working self-employed from home in the local rural area. Cuckmere Rural Business Networking second meet up is at the Berwick Inn on Tuesday February 19, from 6.30pm, buy a drink and meet for a chat in the lower bar area. At 7.15pm there will be introductions and a brief talk by Ian Smallwood of Let’s do Business and a talk about how to stay focussed on your business. Rural communities across East Sussex are full of small businesses and enterprises many run by a single person, often from home or a small business facility. This event is part of a new initiative to provide an informal forum for local people to come together to meet neighbouring businesses, make some useful local connections, explore specific and general business issues and to hear about the wide range of free business support on offer to assist them in growing their business and running it effectively. This meet up is facilitated by Jim and Josie Tipler of Hailsham Creative (run from a home office in Wilmington) and the venture is supported by Action in Rural Sussex and Let’s Do Business. This is a free event but please reserve your place by calling Josie on: 01323 840048 or email: josie@hailshamcreative.com or via the Facebook page Cuckmere Rural Business.

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CUCKMERE FLOOD FORUM: The Flood Forum is working with ESCC – the lead flood authority, to obtain data on flooding throughout the valley. There are many fields which we all know flood regularly but with no data-base it is impossible to prevent inappropriate development. Flooding is not always from the river but can be highway gulleys or high ground water levels or run-off from high land. Cuckmere Flood Forum is trying to gather information about flooded areas along the Cuckmere, this includes fields which have flooded historically. If you see a flood and can take a photograph with details of date and location, we would love to receive them. They can either be sent to your parish clerk to forward or direct to the Flood Forum at stonehouse@hessel.force9.co.uk. This data will enable parishes to fight development in inappropriate areas in the future. At the moment there is an Environment Agency map showing fluvial flooding. However, there are many areas with high ground water levels subject to flooding, and there are no historical records of these. We would be grateful for your help.

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CHURCH SERVICES: All Saints: This Sunday 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 3.30pm Celtic Service. St Mary Magdalene, Wartling: 10am Morning Prayer (CW).

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Hellingly and Horsebridge

DRAINAGE WORKS: From Saturday 16 February and for the following 9 days there will be drainage works on Church Road which will be closed to through traffic 24 hours a day from North Street to Church Lane. Traffic will be diverted via North Street, Upper Horsebridge Road, Park Road, Station Road and vice versa. The road will be closed to through traffic.

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WHAT CAN I JOIN?: This event is tomorrow in Hailsham Parish Church and Lounge from 10am to 2pm if your New Year resolution was to join something, then come along and find out what there is in the town at this showcase event. There will be choirs and demonstrations throughout the day Pop, choral, gospel, group lesson, and for health. Hailsham Flower Club will be demonstrating a flower arrangement and have kindly donated the arrangement to the lucky winner of the prize draw. St John Ambulance (Hailsham branch) will also be showing how you could save a life. There will be many local clubs, and groups and things to join showing what they have to offer with tables and demonstrations or just flyers. If you can’t find what you enjoy or want to learn or other interest group, ask at the door – we are bound to know. If you have ever wanted to volunteer, but don’t want to commit to joining anything, this event is also for you. The Hailsham Volunteers Hub is a pool of people who would like to offer help here and there, now and again. It is also for organisations and groups to register for the help they need and you can match up if there is something you can do. Register at the door with the volunteers hub and wander round and meet the organisations that may need your help. Tell friends and family to come along and find out what groups there are to join in Hailsham. This is an awareness raising event. There will be no money to spend except maybe a cup of tea and cake from the Demelza kitchen. There is a free prize draw and refreshments. Joining something is a great way of putting an end to feelings of isolation and loneliness.

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PLOUGH QUIZ: On the first Thursday of the month at 7pm teams of up to six are welcome to enter at £1 per head entry fee. A prize is awarded to the winning team each month, with a hamper to be won in December by the team who have been most successful during the year. We look forward to seeing you at the quiz.

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CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, All Saints, 10am Holy Communion (CW). St Mary Magdalene Wartling, 8am Holy Communion (BCP).

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Hellingly and Horsebridge

VEGAN WEDDING SHOWCASE: If you are vegan, on Sunday at Blackstock Estate, Grove Hill, from 10am to 3pm there is a Wedding Showcase just for you. Entry is free and you will be able to meet the wedding team, explore the venue and grounds as well as sample wedding food. Veganism is about more than just diet so, at this wedding showcase there will be a whole host of suppliers who specialize in vegan-friendly goods and services. Please book early to avoid disappointment on 01323 848006.

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Hailsham

RED RIDING HOOD: The Hailsham Pantomime runs daily from January 23 to 27. Little Red Riding Hood is packed full of howling laughs for all the family. There may still be some tickets left, don’t miss out. Book at Hailsham Pavilion, by phone 01323 841414 or online at www.hailshampavilion.co.uk.

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Herstmonceux

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, All Saints, 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 3.30pm Evensong. St Mary Magdalene, Wartling, 10am Holy Communion (CW).

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Hailsham

FARMERS MARKET: This is tomorrow, Saturday, from 9am to 12.30pm on the Cattle Market site, Market Street. Get your fresh local produce, gifts and crafts from reliable local farms. You can ask the farmer all about their products because it is them that you will see over the counter. There are also plants, egg, cakes and a bacon and burger van with hot drinks to keep you going on these chilly winter mornings.

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Hellingly and Horsebridge

VEGAN WEDDING SHOWCASE: If you are vegan, on Sunday 20 January at Blackstock Estate, Grove Hill, Hellingly from 10am to 3pm there is a Wedding Showcase just for you. Entry is free and you will be able to meet the wedding team, explore the venue and grounds as well as sample wedding food. Veganism is about more than just diet so, at this wedding showcase there will be a whole host of suppliers who specialize in vegan-friendly goods and services. Please book early to avoid disappointment on 01323 848006.

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PARK MEAD QUIZ: Friends of Park Mead school have a Quiz Night on Saturday February 2 at 7pm in Upper Dicker village hall. Bring your own drinks, bring a friend (and a glass) for teams of up to six. Tickets £8 includes a two course hot supper. Book in advance at Park Mead School office, Dicker village shop or by email at friends@parkmead.e-sussex.sch.uk.

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