Down Your Way: Hellingly and Horsebridge

SUNDAY services at Hellingly Church this week will be Holy Communion at 8am and again at 10.45am followed by Evensong at 6.30pm. There is also a regular Holy Communion service at 9.30am on a Thursday. Holy Trinity at Upper Dicker Sunday service is at 9.15.

NEIGHBOURHOOD policing street meetings are being held with the PCSOs at Hawthylands Road on Monday, February 20, at 5pm and on Landsdowne Road on Tuesday, February 21, at 5pm for anyone who would like to pop along and meet them and raise any concerns.

THE Bonsai Club held an extremely interesting evening this month, despite the weather not being conducive to much work with bonsai trees. Kevin, one of the more experienced members, gave a fascinating talk and demonstration on ‘jin’ a form of deadwood on trees.

Next month there will be plenty of repotting and other work to do - next meeting Monday, March 13.

Plans commenced for future events - the annual show and a display at Hellingly celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee and in Battle for the bonfire boys summer fayre, all in June. New members are always welcome - contact chairman Brian Dale at his new email address,

THE Photographic Society welcomed Nick Wiseman, from Seaford Photographic Society, who kindly stepped in at short notice to judge the third round of the projected images competition.

There were more than 90 images, those going through to the final are – Beginners: The Ice Palace - Peter Parks, Ooh - Steve Nixon, Bridge Columns - Val King, The Stern End - Graham Wilkinson, Great British Cuppa - Steve Nixon. Intermediate: Safe with Grandmother - Peggy McKenzie, Looking Out - Alison Morris, Street Light Poole - Sally Watson, Looking Good - Alison Morris, Wing Walker - Colin Chrismas LRPS. Advanced: On the Footplate - Alan Spencer, Keralan Schoolgirl - Roy Morris LRPS, Snarl (Panthera Leo) - Terry McGhie LRPS, Waterbuck Rutting - Terry McGhie LRPS, Rusting Metal - Tim Creed, Wave - Gay Biddlecombe LRPS, Portrait of a Kestrel - Janice Payne LRPS, Cuban Tobacco Farmer - Roy Morris LRPS.

HELLINGLY School is celebrating its centenary year. The village school opened on its present site on June 6, 1912 and a call is being put out to any former members of staff and pupils for any photographs and memorabilia you may be able to offer for an exhibition. If anyone associated with the school in past years, have such souvenirs, please contact the school by email: office@ or visit the website:

THE Jubilee celebrations in the parish of Hellingly include an exhibition of photographs in the Village Hall. Please submit entries by May 31 with 50p entry fee to Richard West at Lobdens, North Street (opposite the hall and school). The celebration is on Monday, June 4, in the field adjacent to the Village Hall in Church Lane.