Down Your Way: Herstmonceux and Wartling - May 2

THE next Squeeze Breakfast Club is on May 6, 10am-noon, in the village hall.The theme will be “Is there more to life than food, drink and clothing?” A simple breakfast of cereals, fresh fruit, pastries, and various drinks is provided. All ages welcome, no charge.

LOCAL MG Classic Car Club meets on a monthly basis at Herstmonceux Castle and will hold a summer picnic at the Observatory Science Centre on Sunday ,July 22. The club is looking for any market traders who would like stalls. Unfortunately they are unable to accept any kind of refreshment stalls.

They already have a very varied selection including plants, tombola and auto jumble, a walking stick maker, upholsterer, classic car portraits and a lady selling unique handbags.

The all new MG6 will be on display courtesy of an MG car dealership from Brighton and they will be handing out goody bags.

Find out more at or for taking a stall on the day contact Alan Carter at

HERSTMONCEUX Health Centre ran a quiz night recently and raised £650 towards equipment for the new surgery. All at the surgery were overwhelmed and pass on their thanks to all who helped run this event and all who went along.

Their next event is an auction in the village hall at Herstmonceux on Saturday, June 16. They have a number of items and services to auction but would be grateful for more. They are not able to auction electrical goods nor are they really looking for unwanted Christmas gifts. However if you have any good quality goods you no longer need or perhaps you would be happy to give a couple of hours of your time, gardening, cleaning, dog walking etc. or any sport of original service that you can think of, they would be very interested. Contact either Ann or Sharon - 833935.

HERSTMONCEUX Football Club escaped relegation when they beat Parkfield 2-1 last week.The three points ensure a seventh place finish, sending Robertsbridge down to the bottom division. Next week the 1sts are back in action when they travel to Eastbourne Sports Park to play against Hurst in the cup semi-final, kick off 2.30pm.

EASTER Colouring Competition was held recently at Lime Cross Nurseries which local artist, Caroline Green, had the very hard job of judging. There were many fabulous entries to choose from and these are her choices. The age 4 and under group results were, 1, Matilda Clowes, 2, Jack Sawyer, 3, David Nock. In the five to eight group the winners were 1, Bella Henderson, 2, Samantha Goulder and 3 Hannah Heap and in the nine-12 group, 1, Taylor Mepham, 2, Red Fielder-vanKleef and 3, Katie Titmuss. All winners were presented with a Suttons Fun to Grow Kit and a voucher and all entrants received a consolation prize.

OPEN garden, Saturday May 19, Carters Corner Farm will open 11am-3pm in aid of the Herstmonceux Guides. There is a beautiful woodland walk and a variety of stalls including local crafts and refreshments .

CHURCH Services, Sunday, May 6, and Holy Communion along with Evensong will be held at Wartling church at 8am and 6pm respectively with the Family Service at Herstmonceux church at 11am.

PLANT sale, Saturday, May 5, will see Herstmonceux Village Hall full of plants, books about gardening, garden sundries, cuttings, a gardener’s paradise in fact and we are invited to go along from 10am.All Saints Church is hosting the event and profits will go to church funds.