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Poynings Apple Day

The Poynings Apple Press
Apple pressing at 11.30a on Sunday 2nd October in Poynings Village Hall. Have your own apples pressed at 50p per litre; bring containers or buy 1 litre bottles at 25p each; please wash your apples beforehand or wash them on site.

Best Apple Cake Competition: entries 11.00am–1.00pm Village Hall (£1.00 per entry); judging 1.00pm–2.00 pm (followed by trophy presentation). Cake competition open to Poynings, Fulking and Newtimber residents. Refreshments, stalls, apple bobbing,

Sheila Marshall (01273 857482)

Downland Villages Recipe Book

Downland Villages Recipe Book
The four parishes, Edburton, Newtimber, Poynings and Pyecombe, are [still] working together to produce a recipe book to raise funds for the four churches. To do this we obviously need recipes. Nothing fancy – just the sort of things that you cook frequently and that your friends and family enjoy eating. If the recipe features local produce even better. Please help us by sending in a recipe and passing this message on to any of your friends in the villages that you know cook at least one fabulous dish. Recipes should be sent to me or posted through the door of the vicarage in Poynings.

Affordable Warmth

Affordable Warmth
If you are finding it difficult to keep your home warm because of high energy bills and not enough money coming in don’t suffer in silence. There are a number of organisations and sources of support available to help reduce the cost of your energy expenditure and improve the comfort of your home. For further information on current schemes that are available check out the energy efficiency pages on

If you do not qualify for any existing fuel poverty support schemes you may be able to get some support through a local partnership project called Heat for Health. The project is a partnership between Mid Sussex Older People’s Council, Mid Sussex District Council and West Sussex Children and Family Centres. The project is aimed at households facing fuel poverty and containing someone either over 65 or under 5. Measures such as boiler replacements, insulation or secondary glazing may be available to eligible households.

Please call 01444 477191 or email or check the energy pages on for further information