URGENT REQUEST: we need a fit person to decorate our Henty Twine Hall with Christmas Decorations. We have the decorations we need someone to put them up for Father Christmas visit at our Christmas Fair on 21 November. Please contact Pat Payne at Polegate Community Centre on 482434.

Book order: WILL THE person who ordered the book Polegate Past, from the bookstall at Trinity Willingdon Market on Wednesday mornings, please call in to collect it from 9.30 am to 12 noon. Held at Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue, Lower Willingdon. Someone from Southfields area. Please telephone Maureen 485971. I have mislaid your contact details.

TRINITY DINERS: next meal is on Friday 16 October door open at 12 noon for meal at 12.30 pm. Meals cost £5.50 and must be booked in advance, please contact Jennie on 484189.or email secretary@trinitylep.plus.com

POLEGATE AND Willingdon Local History Society: next meeting is on Friday 16 October when we will hear the story of Edith Cavell. Doors open at 6.30 pm, visitors welcome. Meeting starts at 7 pm. More info from Margaret on 484293.

History talks: SPEAKER now taking bookings for talks on local history. Please contact Maureen on 485971 or email maureencopping@yahoo.co.uk. Reasonable rates.

SPA VALLEY:. For more info on upcoming events on this Heritage Railway including visits by Thomas the Tank Engine and friends on a Day Out with a new format. On 17 and 18 October, Thumpers, Shunters and Brake vans, 23 and 24, Autumn Diesel Gala, along with the fifth annual beer and cider festival with West Kent CAMRA and not forgetting Hallowe’en Surprises. www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk telephone 01892 537715.

POLEGATE PLODDERS: would like more folk to join them running/jogging group please contact Brian Winn on 07765216990 or email brianwinn1@btinternet.com

COFFEE MORNING: on Saturday 17 October, held at Polegate Community Centre, is hosted by Polegate Conservatives, all welcome in the lounge from 10 am to 12 noon.

WALK: on Saturday 17 October Friston Wander, with Tony W. meet at Friston Pond at 9.40 bus no. 12 at 9.23 , Terminus Road stand J. finish at Exceat Car Park 12.15 5 miles.

TWINNING QUIZ NIGHT: on Saturday 17 October held at Polegate Community Centre, from 7.30 pm.

TRAINS: RUNNING at Polegate Oaks on Sunday, 18 October. Our Miniature trains are in the William Daily Recreation Ground, Black Path, Polegate. www.padmec.org.uk open from 2pm to 5 pm. We accept party bookings. Donations to ride. Sat Nav nearest post code BN26 5AY. Contact secretary on 07528480371. www.padmec.org.uk

FRIDAY CRAFT Group: meet every Friday morning at 10 am at Polegate Community Centre. we take part in a variety of crafts crafting comes in many guises, including knitting, crochet, card making, jigsaws, quizzing, the list is endless. Come and have fun. Contact Val Liles on 460336 or Shirley Hannam on 488035.

WALK: on Sunday day 18 October Monks, Rod, Ease and Arms, with Angela F. meet at the Avenue 9.30 am walk starts at Monks House National Trust Car park, The Street, Rodmell, at 10 am GR 422065 dry lunch finish at 15.00. 8 miles.

SOCIAL BINGO: takes place on Monday night in the Henry Twine Hall, at Polegate Community Centre. We have a new caller, Carmen, meeting starts at 7.15 pm. All welcome.

CARPENTER NEEDED: for Polegate Drama Group. Please telephone Jim Dobell on 483082 for more details.

INDOOR BOWLS: Come and play on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 1.30pm to 4.30 pm held at Polegate Community Centre, Windsor Way, Polegate Call our secretary Tony 760846 for info, or just pop along. It’s for all ages, we meet at Polegate Community Centre.

URGENTLY REQUIRED: more stall holders who sell produce, crafts and other stallholders at Trinity Community Market, held on Wednesday mornings at Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue, Lower Willingdon. From 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. There is no charge to visit the market. Present stalls include card making materials, greetings cards, new local history books, knitted silk scarfs, knitted baby jackets. Refreshments and light lunches. We hold a weekly raffle for local charities. . This weeks raffle is in aid of Eastbourne Fire Service. If you would like to book a stall contact Wendy on 489002 email wendyandterrybrown@gmail.com

POLEGATE GARDNERS Society: next meeting on 22 October will be a talk Life and Fossils on the seashore given by Tony Smith. Meeting held at Polegate Community Centre at 7.30 pm. For more info contact Sheila Smith 483222.

COFFEE MORNING: on Saturday 24 October held in the lounge at Polegate Community Centre, is hosted by Polegate Residents Association. All welcome from 10 am to 12 noon.

BARN DANCE: on Saturday 24 October at Polegate Community Centre, at 7pm. £10. To include Ploughman sans Pud. Tickets in advance from 482329 or 488527 with Polegate Twinning Association.

LAST DAY: for visitors to Polegate Windmill is on Sunday 25 October from 2pm to 5pm. Group visits can be anytime during the inter. Please contact John Watts on 487697. Our windmill Christmas Bazaar will be held at St Johns Church Hall, :Polegate on Saturday 28 November between 10 am and 12.30 pm.

BOOKING OFFICE : now open for Polegate Drama’s production of Entertaining Angels, a Comedy taking place from Wednesday 26 October to Saturday 31 October. Evenings at 7.45 pm, matinee Saturday 2.45 pm. Tickets available £9. Adults and children £6. Available from Archer and Partners, 48 High Street, Polegate. Tel 483348. On line booking has a £1. Charge extra from www.polegatedramagroup.co.uk

Please: send me a list of your coming events to be included in this column, at least two weeks ahead of the event. Email maureencopping@yahoo.co.ui or telephone 485971.

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