Hellingly and Horsebridge

COMEDY NIGHT: Book your tickets early as these sell out fast. The next Comedy Night at the Blackstock Estate, Grove Hill is on Friday September 28. There will be amazing and very funny stand-up comedy talent from across the UK for over 18s only. Doors open 6pm for Tex Mex and Burger dining, show from 8pm to 10.30pm. Shared table from £6.95pp restricted view or £9.95pp. Private tables available. Advance booking only at https://www.blackstockestate.co.uk.

BRIDGE RACING: This club has now moved to the second Saturday of each month at the Emanuel Hall, Hawkswood Road at 7pm to 9pm. This is a club for 7yr plus children to come along with their Dad and enjoy an evening of Scalextric slot car racing. The cost is just £1 which includes refreshments. Just turn up or, for more information, call Tony on 01323 849023.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Following last month’s unexpected cancellation, Des Burton will be sharing his experiences in prison Chaplaincy at the meeting on Saturday October 13 from 9am at Chapter 12, High Street, Hailsham. Please let Graham Bragg know on 01323 840915 and give him your choice of breakfast.

HARVEST: This year any non-perishable food items will be donated to the Foodbank and the cash collections divided between Jim Smith’s Serving Africa Mission and Water Aid. This week the Family Service is at Michelham Priory at 11am where the collection will also go to Sussex Past the charity that supports Michelham Priory.

RETIRING VICAR: Rev David Farey’s last Service will take place at 4pm this Sunday at Hellingly Church, followed by light refreshments.

COUNTRY PARK: At the parish council meeting in July, it was reported that there had been an increase in anti-social behaviour incidents. Feedback has been requested from the police on all incidents reported, and additional presence by the PCSO would be sought. As the Toddler Play area had never been inspected by RoSPA an inspection would be urgently needed as some of the play equipment needs repair, possible danger to children. In the meantime the area should be fenced off and closed until the inspection had taken place. Its report would then be discussed at the council meeting on September 12, when a decision would be made as to its future. A new dog litter bin is to be installed by the pond.