The damaged fingerposts at The Pound and at Penhurst Church have been replaced. The Parish Council contributed half of the cost, with the remainder coming from East Sussex Highways.
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Villagers are mourning the passing of Jenny Baker, after a valiant fight against cancer. Jenny will, of course, be greatly missed by her family, but she will also be much missed by the community, many of whom she touched with her kindness and generosity. Our thoughts and prayers are with Malcolm, her family, and all who loved her.
Over a hundred villagers and friends gathered at Kitchenham Farm on 10th January for the Plough Sunday service put on jointly by the Chapel and St Peters Church, and led by Revd. Paul McVeagh and Revd. Roy Cole. Children and adults gathered around the plough and assorted tools, while prayers of thanks were said. There was a good turn out for the lunch in the barn too, and Michael Ramsden cooked a cracking beef casserole. Gill van der Meer said a few words about the Royal Agricultural Benevolence Institute for whom a collection of £330 was taken. Thanks to Monty and Amanda for their generosity in offering their barn for this community event.
Chris Sinden was the lucky winner of our first 100 Club draw on 5th January at the pub quiz. You can still buy into the 100 Club before the second draw on 2nd February (at the pub quiz).
For just £12 (£1 a month) you have the opportunity to support the New Village Hall and win a cash prize! Phone Robin on 01424 892674 to sign up while spaces are still available. A number will be allocated to you at random and entered in the monthly draw which will take place at the Ash Tree Inn Pub Quiz.
Just 11 days after the visit of our Highways Steward, around 30 potholes in Lakehurst Lane, Church Road, Brown Bread Street and Linghams Hill have been filled. Big thanks to parish councillor Richard Hann who has kept up the pressure on the Highways team, to villagers who have reported potholes, to Andy Swanson our helpful Highways Steward, and also to the cheerful team of workmen seen around our village in the last few days. See more on our Potholes Page.
Well done to everyone who participated in PANTS’ wonderful production of Dick Whittington. The costumes, scenery, props, sounds, lighting, music, choreography and actors were all marvellous. To cap it all, over £400 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Care.
The Village Bonfire on 13th November was attended by over 200 villagers and raised £530. We all enjoyed a huge bonfire, a spectacular display of fireworks, tasty soup, and yummy sausages.
This event brings our fund-raising total so far to nearly £4,500.
Our Remembrance Service at the War Memorial on Sunday 8th November attracted a good crowd (see photo).
Revd. Paul McVeagh led the prayers, and wreaths were laid by several village groups and individuals.
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.” Laurence Binyon.
“When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrows these gave their today.” John Maxwell Edmonds.