Down Your Way Hellingly - May 30th

JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS at Upper Dicker village hall and field are on Saturday June 2 from 3pm to 9pm. Bring your own picnic. There will be a fun dog show and agility, adult and child races, giant games, flag painting and best crown competitions for the children and a talent contest on the village hall stage.

JUBILEE SUNDAY SERVICES at Hellingly church are Holy Communion at 8am and again at 10.45am. At 3pm there is a special Jubilee Service followed by a tea party in the village hall. Evensong is at 6.30pm.

Upper Dicker has Holy Communion at 9.15am

VILLAGERS of Hellingly, Horsebridge, Lower Dicker and Roebuck Park - do you remember the Golden Jubilee, the Silver Jubilee even - well, you will remember the Diamond Jubilee held on Broad Farm (adjacent to the village hall) on Monday June 4. It starts at 12 noon. Bring your picnic hamper, chairs and table. There will be a prize for the best decorated “royal” table. Sit and enjoy the Harmonie Band, school children singing and playing games, a good old tug-of-war for the grown-ups and a bit of pole-dancing too!

An exhibition of photographs taken by local amateurs will be on show, with a professional slot provided by Marie Stone who has promised a Family Portrait for the lucky winner. Bring your friends. You will remember Jubilee 2012!

ARLINGTON is celebrating the Jubilee on Sunday 3 June at 11am with Songs of Praise in the Glebe Field, Arlington’s Big Lunch also in the Glebe Field at 12 noon with live music, games and activities, BYO food. Cream teas in the hall. At 7pm Arlington goes Cajun II with the Cajun Dawgs and a cajun 2-step workshop with hot food and bar or byo drinks.

On Monday June 4 at 7.30pm at Primrose Farm will be the Jubilee Concert on the Big Screen followed at 10pm with the lighting of the beacon synchronized with others throughout the UK and Commonwealth.

From Friday 1 to Tuesday 5 there will be a Flower Festival in St Pancras Church.

OPEN GARDEN at Misty Acres, Lower Horsebridge, BN27 4DN (on the A271 near Boship roundabout 2nd house of the left) on the Bank Holiday Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 June from 11am to 4pm. Entry is £3.50, children free. There will be tea and homemade cake. Limited parking. All monies to help people with learning disabilities.

There is a Mencap Photographic Competition with a display of all the work and judging on June 14 at the Martletts Hall, Burgess Hill, which covers all of East and West Sussex. The public is welcome to go along as the entries are to a very high standard with professional judges.

A FREE ART WORKSHOP for 18 to 25 year olds starts on June 1 as part of the Wealden Young Adults Service at the Square Café, 1 Market Square, Hailsham, BN27 1AQ. It is a free 4-week art workshop aimed at those aged 18-25(ish) with mental health needs. The sessions will be facilitated by professional artist Jess Levine and will incorporate different approaches such as printmaking, collage and oil painting in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. No experience necessary.

More info at (01323) 849524 or email This project is supported by East Sussex County Council through the Seedcorn Fund.

SPONSORED RUN: Only a few weeks ago Ayla Tapper, from Hellingly, said “anyone that knows me, knows I hate running or jogging and would rather drive 100 metres let alone walk it!” But to date Ayla has raised almost £800 for The Stroke Association by running the 100km London to Brighton challenge. Of the 1600 people that set off from Richmond Park on May 14, she was one of less than half that completed it.

Ayla’s dad Richard, a retired financier and Treasurer for Hellingly church for several years, recently had a stroke and this was by way of thanking the Association for all the help her family received from them.

Ayla was justifiably very proud of herself and of her dad for the amazing progress he has made towards recovery and she would like to thank everybody for their support. You can still donate on Ayla’s fundraising page at

THE BONSAI CLUB meets on the second Monday of each month from 7.30pm at Hellingly village hall, (BN27 4EX). The Eastbourne and Wealden Bonsai Club is the only club in this area devoted exclusively to all aspects of Bonsai. Membership entitles you to free advice on Bonsai problems, watering, wiring, pruning, potting and feeding.

You can meet with people that share the same interest in Bonsai and where there are demonstrations, workshops, talks and video presentations. There are regular hands-on workshops and guest speakers throughout the year. You are invited to go along and see what the club is all about which is free or go along and meet members at their Annual Show at Stone Cross Memorial Hall on Saturday June 16 from 10am to 3pm.. For more information phone Ian Wright 01424 437262 or

HAILSHAM NORTH Neighbourhood Policing newsletter w warns that there has recently been a scam where someone received an e-mail after downloading a film and received a message claiming to be from the Met Police asking for £100 as they had been caught illegally downloading. The police certainly would not ask for money after someone downloaded something from the internet. Do not reply to scam e-mails. If you have any doubts please contact the PCSO by Email, call 0845 60 70 999 ext 27437, mobile 07787 685752 or call 101.