Column: is there anyone who would like to take over this column from me please? Contact Maureen on 485971 for more details.

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

CLEANER WANTED: we are still looking for a part time cleaner to fill in when our regular cleaners are away. Apply at the Centre Office or telephone482434 for more info.

COFFEE MORNING: on Saturday 30 January held at Polegate Community Centre, is hosted by the Conservatives. All welcome in the lounge at 10 am to 12 noon.

WALKS: on Saturday 30 January, In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, with Graham T. meet at East Dean car park, bus no. 12X 9.33 am Terminus Road stand J. finish 12.30 4.5 miles refreshments at Birling Gap. Two climbs with views, no stiles. Or Downs and Forest Circular a brisk pace with Colin W. walk starts at Butts Lane, car park 9.30 am GR 579017 finish 13.30.9 miles. Bus no. 98 from Eastbourne stand H. to Church Street, Willingdon then walk up to Butts Lane at start.

WALK: on Wednesday 3 February Seaford’s Best View, with Angela F. meet at the Avenue 9.30 am walk starts at South Hill Barn, Seaford, 10. Am. GR 505930. Dry lunch, finish15.00. 4 miles.

MEN’S SOCIETY: next meeting on Monday 8 February our speaker is Rev David Maddox with a Lenten message. Held at St Johns Church, Polegate from 3pm, and tea at 2.30 pm. Coffee morning held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 10 am to 11.30 pm.

POLEGATE AND Willingdon Local History Society: next meeting on Friday 19 February, our speaker is Brian Holford talking about the history of the Spa Valley Railway. Meetings are held in St Johns Church Hall, High Street, Polegate. Door open at 6.30 pm. Meeting starts at 7pm.

MEN’S SOCIETY: next meeting on Monday 22 February our speaker is Mike Smith on the Crusades. Held at St Johns Church, Polegate from 3pm, and tea at 2.30 pm.

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