Down Your Way: Polegate - May 23

POLEGATE GARDENERS Society meeting on May 24, our speaker is Chris Stewart talking about “The Fascinating and Secret Life of a Mole”.

Meeting held at St John’s Church Hall, Polegate, at 7.30 pm. More info from Sheila Smith on 483222 or Diana Pierce on 482413.

POLEGATE SKETCHING and Painting Group meets on Tuesday mornings at Polegate Community Centre and the Bernhard Baron on Monday evening.

If you would like to join a beginner’s class, please contact Bruce on 484568 or email

COFFEE MORNING on Saturday May 26, held at Polegate Community Centre is hosted by Polegate Preschool. Come along and join us for a cuppa from 10am.

AN ARTS and crafts showcase – celebrating a wealth of talent in our community. Do come along to Trinity Church, Coppice Avenue, Willingdon on Saturday May 26 between 2pm to 5pm.

There will be a varied programme of events to include music, dance, Pilates, lace making, flower arranging, card making, exhibitions.

For further details telephone 484189 or email

POLEGATE RAMBLING CLUB – More info from rambles secretary or email

Walks tomorrow 24th include “at ease along the Ouse”, 5 miles down land and river walk with some steep bits with Roger S, or lovely views on a lovely day, 11 miles riverside, forest, down land with Pauline.

POLEGATE DRAMA group invite you to a royal coffee morning on June 2, at Polegate Community Centre from 10 am to 12 noon.

Come dressed as a royal person either from history or present day. Judging will take place during the morning.

The person considered to be the best dressed Royal will be invited to plant the Jubilee Tree outside the Windsor Club.

ON SATURDAY June 2, the Lord Lieutenant will visit Polegate at the invitation of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration Committee to plant a Jubilee Oak from a Royal Estate, which has been presented to the First Polegate Scout Group. Members of the public will arrive at the Wannock Road War Memorial Recreation Ground at 12.15 pm.

AFTERNOON TEA on Saturday June 2, from 3pm-5pm to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, at Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue, Lower Willingdon. Contact Jennie on 484189 for tickets at £5. each. Or email

POLEGATE RESIDENTS association will be hosting a special Diamond Jubilee coffee morning on Tuesday June 5, at 10am in St John’s Church Hall, High Street, Polegate. All welcome. We shall play bingo hold a quiz, enjoy a raffle and celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. All welcome, membership is not necessary, come and join the community and look at old photos, memorabilia of the past 60 years. At this meeting the annual subs are due at £2.50 per household. For more info on our association please contact Terry on 487630, Jean on 485075 or George on 484109.