DOWN YOUR WAY: Willingdon, Wannock & Jevington

Willingdon In Bloom: The results of the Willingdon in Bloom competition are as follows:- Front gardens 1st Richard Stapp, 2nd Keith Wickens, 3rd Mr Hunt, certificates of achievement to Mrs Sally Attfield and Mrs Hales. Window boxes 1st Mrs Karen Walker, 2nd Mrs Sharon Mersh, 3rd Mrs Dyson Rooke, certificates of achievement to Mrs Catherine Holter, Mrs Barbara Nesbit and Mrs Jackie Tate. Cottage garden 1st Mrs Pam Hollingworth, 2nd Mrs Myrnia, 3rd Mr Merton Cox, certificate of achievement Mrs Sarah Cleed. Unusual novelty garden 1st Mr Colin Ticehurst, 2nd Mrs Susan Roche and 3rd Mrs Wilcox. Educational and environmental category 1st Lower Willingdon Pre-School, 2nd ‘Friends of Willingdon’ Primary School. Commemorative category 1st Mrs Gillian Eames.

The planning application for the JPK Project to purchase and build on the site of the Edgmont Evangelical Church in Old Town was due to be heard by Eastbourne Borough Council planning committee today Tuesday (October 2).

The Macmillan coffee morning organised by Mary Glyn-Jones at her home in Ratton raised £200. Mary later received some donations, bringing the total up to £237 for the charity.

Art tution - There are still some vacancies for the autumn term at a Thursday morning art group, which meets from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Wannock Hall. For further information ring Angela on 842113.

Dons Golf Day: Willingdon Football Club Golf Society Day takes place on Friday October 5.

The first tee off is at 1pm and the last tee off is at 2pm. Just turn up by 1pm and if you are on your own, you will be matched with a partner against another pair.

The cost per person is £28.

Willingdon Flower Club meet at 1.45pm on Friday October 5 at Willingdon Memorial Hall.

An acoustic medley from the 1960s, 1970s and to date from Marcella is the entertainment at the Wheatsheaf in Willingdon Village on Saturday October 6 starting at 8.30pm.

The Harvest Festival is being celebrated at St Mary’s Church Willingdon on Sunday October 7 when parishioners are asked to bring non-perishable items which will then be passed on to Ann Ward to help with families in need and distributed through the Diocesan Family Support work.

Strictly Come Dancing starts again on Wednesday October 9 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

It is now held in St John’s Church Hall Meads. All newcomers are welcome. Please ring Jane on 508895 for further information.

The 3 MMMs will be meeting at St Mary’s Church Hall Willingdon at 8pm on Wednesday October 10 when the talk by Joanna Wilkins is entitled ‘Bygones in your attic’.

The Garden Growers Group will be meeting again at 6.30pm on Thursday October 11 at The Wheatsheaf in Church Street Willingdon. For further information ring Graham on 501482