Down Your Way Polegate - May 30th

POLEGATE RAMBLING CLUB – More info from rambles secretary or email walks tomorrow 31st include TWO CHURCHES PLUS large barn, 5miles, fields, track, mainly flat, could be muddy. Approx 5 stiles with Jean W. or a longer walk of 10 miles PILTDOWN FLOOD, woods, tracks, farmland, tea stop at May Cottage, North Chailey take picnic with Graham.

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. Photos of this event will be sent to the local papers.

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

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. The First Polegate Scout Group will be pleased to see as many people as possible to witness this prestigious event. It is suggested that this is a walk to the event as parking will be restricted. There will be no parking in the Recreation Ground for the duration of the event. The oak tree represents, hope, growth and continuity within the Scout Movement and the local community. The tree will be a symbol of Polegate’s respect for Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates 60 years as Monarch of the United Kingdom, the First Polegate Scout Group are especially pleased to welcome Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant who will officiate on her behalf. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the guests arrive so that we can give a true Polegate welcome to the start of the weekend’s festivities.

POLEGATE RESIDENTS association will be hosting a special Diamond Jubilee coffee morning on Tuesday June 5, at 10am in St Johns 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.

POLEGATE RAMBLING CLUB – More info from rambles secretary or email walks tomorrow June 7th include LEISURELY WALK, down in the woods today. About 3 miles, mostly flat, muddy patches if wet. Meet outside Guardian Court, Polegate at 9.30 am. With Rick. Or a longer walk of 5 miles FOLKINGTON-SCARPFOOT, down land and the Mediterranean, classic Scarpfoot scenery and open down land views with June and George. Or 10 miles walk ALL THE DEANS; well some of them anyway, take picnic with Sue and Aled.

COFFEE MORNING on Saturday June 9, held at Polegate Community Centre is hosted by the Bowls club. All welcome in the lounge from 10 am.

POLEGATE RAMBLING CLUB – More info from rambles secretary or email walks tomorrow 14th June include WOODLAND WALK 4-5 miles, one long hill, no stiles with Marianne. Or a longer walk of 8 miles linear walk. Take bus no. 51 from Polegate Rec at 9.11 to Mayfield, then bus home from Heathfield. Please check timetable, take picnic with Eric.

CUCKOO TRAIL TASK days, Thursday June 14, Polegate Milepost, bottom of ramp from Polegate School. Meet at 10 am, bring own food, drink and wear steel toecap boots. Contact Andy on 01273 481637.

COFFEE MORNING held at Polegate Community Centre on Saturday June 16, is hosted by the Liberal Democrats, all welcome in the lounge from 10 am.

WILLINGDON AND POLEGATE windmill meeting on June 17 is a strawberry and cream teas day at the mill.

POLEGATE STROLLERS walk on June 19th, Alfriston with tour of Tye. Bus 126 at Downland Medical Centre, High Street at 9.30 am. Return 1.30 pm. Guided tour around Alfriston. More info from Jayne 07761612132 or email

POLEGATE RESIDENTS association AGM will be held on Wednesday June 20th in the Town Council Chamber, at Polegate Town Hall. All members are welcome. This is a legal requirement of any committee and we cordially invite anyone who is interested in the association to attend. It is a time where new officers are appointed and new members elected. Please do consider what you can do for your town and come along at 7 pm. If you require a lift please contact Terry on 487630.

MONDAY CLUB meets on every Monday afternoon at Polegate Community Centre between 2pm and 4pm. New members welcome. We enjoy weekly games and chat.

POLEGATE WI meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, at Polegate Community Centre, in the Lounge from 2pm. For more info contact Pam on 482854.

POLEGATE RAMBLING CLUB – More info from rambles secretary or email walks tomorrow 21st LEISURELY WALK, Willingdon, no map needed 2-3 miles, fields and roads. Meet at British Queen at 10 am with Yvonne. Or NORTON CIRCULAR about 5 miles, gentle slopes, 3 stiles with Jimmy. or a longer walk of 10 miles RINGMER-Lewes-Barcomebe circular. One hill at start, then flat good views, take picnic with John R.

COFFEE MORNING held on Saturday June 23, at Polegate Community Centre is hosted by Stud Farm Allotments. All welcome in the lounge from 10 am.

ST WILFRIDS CHURCH, Broad Road, Lower Willingdon, are celebrating 50 years on Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24 with an exhibition. All welcome.

POLEGATE WINE and social club meeting on June 26, Alf Harris will be chatting to us. More info on our events from Sheila 483222.

POLEGATE RAMBLING CLUB – More info from rambles secretary or email walks tomorrow 28th PEVENSEY LEVELS about 4 miles, flat with a couple of stiles, could be muddy with Brenda S, or HAWKHURST HOP PICKER 10 miles of woods, tracks, farmland, good views tea available at end of walk with Graham.