Hellingly and Horsebridge

HELLINGLY CHURCH: 8am Holy Communion Hellingly, 10.45am Family Service Hellingly. Every Thursday 9.30 am BCP Holy Communion at Hellingly.

SUNDAY SERVICES: 9.15am Holy Communion Upper Dicker.

SCHOOL FAIR: Hellingly School Summer Fair is tomorrow, Saturday, from 12.30pm to 3pm.

MISTY ACRES: The open garden event in aid of St Wilfrid’s made in excess of £461. Thanks to everybody that came along to support the event.

BARN DANCE: This evening, Friday, at Blackstock Farm, Grove Hill. You will need to book a ticket prior to arrival at buytickets.at/blackstockfarmcoltd. Yeehaa! Grab your partner and go along for a night of barn dancing and western fun. Don’t worry if you have never done it before as the caller, from the popular local Ceilidh Band Moves Afoot, will guide you through the steps and get everyone of all abilities up and dancing. Just £6.95 per person. A gourmet burger menu will be available on the night, with fresh local farm produced burgers grilled to perfection. So get your friends, family and partners together to experience something new and exciting. Arrivals and food from 6pm, dancing from 8pm. Bar closes at 11pm.

SWALLOW BUSINESS PARK: At the last Hellingly Parish Council meeting it was reported that Planning Committee South had approved the planning application for Swallow Business Park. Also, the decision was taken to withdraw the Special Sites Allocation Local Plan, as a result of the amendments suggested by the Planning Inspector.

OPEN GARDEN: Bates Green Farm opens its doors on Wednesday for the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital from 10.30am to 4pm. There will be Ploughman’s Lunches available. Morning coffee and afternoon tea will also be served. The garden will be open whatever the weather and entry is by donation. This year’s 2015 special project for the Friends of EDGH is to raise over £1m for the Da Vinci Robot, state of the art robotic equipment that will mainly be used for patients requiring major prostate cancer surgery, patients with other pelvic and colorectal concers may also benefit in the future. The machine offers a greater degree of accuracy and precision for the surgeon, reduction in the patient’s pain, quicker recovery times, shorter hospital stays and better outcomes for patients. All money raised at the open gardens will go towards this ground-breaking equipment.

‘ALLO ‘ALLO: Have you got your tickets yet? The Dicker Players are performing ‘Allo ‘Allo at Hailsham Pavilion from Friday July 10 and Sunday July 12. Tickets are £10, £9 students and seniors.

DICKER DAY: Tomorrow, Saturday, at The Plough Inn from 1pm to 6pm. Music, craft, food and Dicker history stalls.

ARLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL: Stencilling of the litter bin had been completed. Regarding the veranda of the pavilion, a balustrade had now been installed. Hedge cutting, a discussion was held on whether the scrub should be allowed to grow through the rabbit fencing or whether the PC should get a quote to manually cut it. If the cost for the short hedge is too high the committee will try and organise a working party of allotment tenants. A tenant had expressed concern over the increase in water usage at the allotments and how this was impacting tenants as they were having to pay higher water charges. A discussion was held about what could be done to reduce water usage.

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