Down Your Way: Hellingly and Horsebridge - March 21

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 Holy Communion service is at 9.15.

Palm Sunday services are at the same times for each church.

On Good Friday at Hellingly from 10.30am to 11.30am children are invited to make this year’s Easter garden for Upper Dicker and Hellingly. There is a service of contemplation and reflection at Hellingly from 2pm to 3pm – The Last Hour.

Easter Day Services start at 6.15am for a Sunrise Service. Holy Communion is at 8am and go along to Upper Dicker at 9.15am or Hellingly at 10.45am to celebrate Easter Day. Hellingly has evensong at 6.30pm.

‘TAKING THE MIKE’ is the subject of Councillor Roger Thomas’s talk who is speaking at this month’s Hailsham, Heathfield and Herstmonceux District Cardiac Support Group on Thursday March 22. Doors open at 2 for 2.30pm start at Emmanuel Church, Hawkswood Road, Hailsham.

Roger’s talk is on the broadcasting life of Roger Thomas, an international broadcaster and local county councillor. He has been in East Africa (Idi Amin), Hong Kong, 1988 Seoul Olympics, had time with the BBC 1974, IRA Birmingham Bombings and later in Belfast and Londonderry.

The group meets on the fourth Thursday of the Month. Contact chairman, Philip Ford, at, call (01323) 449195 or visit for more information.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Round 4 Print Competition results going through to finals judged by Bob Websell are as follows: Pavilion Cup Beginners - Fishing for Supper and Silenzio by Terry Maskell.

Keith Donald Shield Intermediate - Rust by Robert Banfield, Receiving Alms by Peggie McKenzie, Dunlin On Ice by Colin Chrismas and Well Groomed by Wendy Chrismas.

Wolf Morris Advanced - Tree Root Run in Ochre by Janice Payne and Godafoss Waterfall by Jan Cunningham. Founders Cup - Hawthorn (Wilmington) by Liz Scott, No Title by Roger Scott, Tavertine Terraces (Yellowstone) by Pat Broad and High Street (Trinidad de Cuba) by Roy Morris

Hailsham Photographic Society would like to say a great big thank you to everyone who bought a ticket for their Annual Colour Show on March 2-3. Due to the enormous success of the event they were able to increase their donation for View Craft to £750. The charity gained a further £280 from cash donations and craft sales.

Members from View Craft answered questions and one of the sequences showed them “in action”. Their Craft Table included mosaic creations, beautifully carved birds and animals, knitted items including dolls, paintings, woven items and wicker edged trays. All the items were made by the partially sighted members.

Visitors voted for their favourite sequences this year. The results were 1 Mountainous Moments by John Deller, 2 The Beauty and Drama of Extreme Landscapes by Pat Broad and Hugh Milsom FRPS and 3 A Visit to Brownsea Island by John Watson. John also took the images that have appeared in the newspaper regarding the Colour Show.

Visitors also admired the stunning print display during the interval. The next opportunity to view the prints by award winning photographers will be at the Annual Print Exhibition on June 18 to 23.

NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING updates concerning the priorities for Hailsham North Ward are parking outside Hawks Farm School where high viz has been completed in the area before and after school, attention drawn to the traffic signs in relation to parking in the bus stop, ‘Slow - children crossing’ signs have been put up outside the school for parents and drivers.

A meeting was held with Highways about the road. Over the last five years there have been no reported accidents in the road and because of this Highways feel there is nothing that can be done in the area to assist and have passed the area to be looked at when the next Hailsham Parking review is being completed.

Speeding on A271 between Battle Road and Hawks Road has resulted in an application for the site to be assessed for community speed watch. Work is being completed along the stretch of road in relation to a roundabout being put in at the end of Battle Road and Hawks Road and a pedestrian crossing near Park Road and work to start on this is awaited. Emails have been sent to the Roads Police Unit to look at getting speed checks or for Sussex Safer Road unit to look at the area.

Concerning anti social behaviour in Hailsham North - high viz patrols have been completed in areas.

HAILSHAM NORTH Panel Meeting to be held by PCSO Faye Fletcher will be on Wednesday March 28 at 6pm. Location to be confirmed. This is a chance for residents in the area to raise any issues they have to look at setting priorities for the ward. If you would like to attend email, call 0845 60 70 999 ext 27437 or 07787 685752.

ARLINGTON BLUEBELL WALK woodland anemone and farm trail opens daily from April 6 to May 13 from 10am to 5pm. Seventeen local charities will benefit this year.

There are various art, photographic and children’s competitions to enter as well as a memorial glade and memorial book. Refreshments are available. Entry is £4 adult, seniors £3.50, £1.50 child and family £10 (2 adults up to 4 children) or a family season ticket is £35 irrespective of number of children and £15 per individual for the 2012 season which includes other benefits. There are eight walks of various lengths


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