DOWN YOUR WAY (July 10th): Hellingly and Horsebridge

CHURCH SERVICES: Regular Services are on a Thursday 8am Quiet Prayer, 8.30am ‘Vicar on Tap’ - that is available to members of the community in church, 9am Morning Prayer and 9.30am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) and every Sunday 8am Holy Communion at 10.45am and Upper Dicker 9.15 Holy Communion (CW).

OPEN GARDEN: ‘Misty Acres’ Lower Horsebridge, BN27 4DN Monday, July 16, 11am - 4pm. Admission £3.50 children free. Refreshments. In aid of people with learning disabilities.

BONSAI ON SHOW: Eastbourne and Wealden Bonsai Club held their annual show at Stone Cross village hall. Certificates were awarded for: Best in show - Kevin Fletcher, Runner up - Nick Holt, Best Broadleaf - Kevin Fletcher, Best Conifer - Paul Alpress, Best Flowering - Neil Osborne, Best Shohin (under 22cms) - Lal Ratnayake, Best Mame (under 15cms) - Neil Osborne, Member’s choice - Paul Alpress, Public’s choice - Neil Osborne. Several members were awarded Certificates of Merit.

New members are always welcome to the club, which meets at Hellingly village hall.

COMMUNITY policing: Go along and meet a Community Support Officer. Raise any concerns at the following venues and events - ; July 14, 1pm at Emmanuel Pre-School Summer Fete; July 16, 5pm for a street meeting on London Road (even numbers), July 18, 10am (odd numbers).

PCSOs Faye Fletcher and Iain Tomsett and two local residents were out on foot last month in the windy conditions looking to identify possible Community Speed Watch locations on Hailsham North ward.

They found 11 possible sites which have been put forward for consideration to East Sussex Roads Policing unit. There are two sites along A271 on Hawkswood Road, another two along Battle Road, one on Harebeating Drive, two along London Road, two more along Hawthylands Road and two on Milland Road.

Once a number of sites have been approved training commences and deployment for Hailsham North Community Speed watch can starts. Updates here when available. Alternatively contact PCSO Iain Tomsett on

UPPER DICKER: Parking was discussed at the June Parish Council meeting. Currently the only two options are at the back of the village hall or on the recreation ground.

Housing in the parish which is both market and affordable has been apparent for some time. The current allocation until 2027 is for only 10 houses. A request to increase this to 30 has been made but there is no guarantee this will be granted.

A village food market is held in Dicker Hall every Wednesday, 9.30am-1pm and coffee mornings and book exchange every Thursday 10.30am-noon.

SUMMER FETE: Emmanuel Pre-School, Emmanuel Church hall, Hawkswood on July 14 at 1pm.