FRIDAY CRAFT GROUP: Meet every Friday morning at 10am 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.

LOCAL HISTORY: Polegate and Willingdon Local History Society meets today, Friday 20, at St Johns Church Hall. Doors open at 6.30pm, meeting starts at 7pm. See www.maureenschoice.co.uk home page for title of programme.

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

LONELY AT CHRISTMAS?: why not spend it in company with likeminded folk and enjoy a Christmas meal. To book your place please contact Susan Freeman on 505833 or email susanfreeman2008@btinternet.com. Please book before Friday December 18 to secure your place. A small fee will be charged for the meal. There will also be some entertainment party games etc., Taking place on Christmas Day at St Mary’s Church Hall to noon.

OPEN DAYS: At Wilmington Priory owned by the Landmark Trust. The Priory will be open from today, Friday, to Tuesday inclusive.

TRINITY DINERS: The next meal is today, Friday, at Trinity Church Hall, Lower Willingdon. To book your place please telephone Jennie on 484189. Doors open at noon for lunch at 12.30pm. Cost of the meal is £5.50.

COFFEE MORNING: The coffee morning tomorrow, Saturday, at Polegate Community Centre is hosted by Ladies Circle. All welcome in the lounge from 10am to noon.

WALKS: Tomorrow, Saturday, Linear Roundabout Meads, 4.5 miles with Bob and Sue. Meet at Tesco, Meads Street 9.50am bus 3A, 9.40am Terminus Road Stand M to Darley Road. Or a brisk pace Wheel of Fortune, 8 miles with Bob B. GR 273093. Meet at car park on Dyke Road, near Devils Dyke, Brighton at 10am. On Sunday, Wilmington and Arlington Circular, 9 miles with John and Marion. Meet at the Avenue 9.30am, walk starts at Wilmington Priory 9.50am GR 543041.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Tomorrow, Saturday, 11.30am to 4pm, when Father Christmas will be dropping in at 2pm. Raffle for a Christmas hamper. Tickets available from Polegate Community Centre office.

MEN’S SOCIETY: The society next meet on Monday at St Johns Church when our speaker is Dr Ruth Butlin on Leprosy Mission in Bangladesh. Tea from 2.30pm, meeting starts at 3pm. Coffee morning on the second Friday of the month.

ELHS: The next meeting is on Tuesday evening when our speaker is Janet Dean talking about her ancestor Margriet Ballegeer, Spying in World War 1. Doors open at 6.30pm for a meeting starts at 7pm.

POLEGATE WINE: Polegate Wine and Social Club meet on Tuesday when our speaker is Ian Everest giving a talk on Sussex Farm in the 1950s. All welcome at 7.30pm. More info from Sheila 483222.7

NEW BOOKLET: Eastbourne Local History Society has now produced the fourth edition of the Stream that Gave its Name to Eastbourne. Copies can be obtained from Nat Gonella on 648155, post for UK is £3.50 plus £1 postage and packing. Please contact Maureen on 485971 email info@eastbournehistory.org.uk

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 7.15pm. All welcome.

WANTED: For fund raising, unwanted gifts, bric a brac, tinned groceries etc., please leave them in the office at Polegate Community Centre.

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

CHRISTMAS: Come and visit our stall holders, and what’s more where are the people? More stall holders required who sell produce, crafts and other stallholders at Trinity Community Market, held on Wednesday mornings at Trinity Church Hall, from 9am to 12.30pm. There is no charge to visit the market. Present stalls include card making materials, greetings cards, Christmas cards, new local history books, including books on Polegate and Eastbourne, knitted silk scarfs, knitted baby jackets. Christmas cards now available. Refreshments and light lunches. We hold a weekly raffle for local charities. If you would like to book a stall contact Wendy on 489002 email wendyandterrybrown@gmail.com

AGM: Polegate Community Centre AGM takes place on Wednesday. See notice board for time. Your chance to have your say how the Centre is run.

POLEGATE GARDNERS: The Society AGM is on Thursday at 7.30pm at Polegate Community Centre. Please come along. More info from Sheila on 483222.

EVENTS: 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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