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Peter Owen Jones

Peter Owen Jones as seen on TV
On Friday evening, March 11th, at 7:00pm there will be a talk in the church at Newtimber by the Reverend Peter Owen Jones, Rector of Firle, on his new book, Pathlands. He is known as an author, broadcaster and speaker about his walks on the South Downs and other parts of rural Britain. Tickets are £10 each and will include some refreshments. Half the proceeds will got to church funds. Parking in the road. Cheques payable to “Newtimber Church PCC” or you can pay Lucy Dalrymple (01273 832009, lucy@arboreaters.co.uk) with a credit card.

Stephanie Anderson steph.newtimber@icloud.com
Gill Keith 01273 835013 gillian.bedlam@googlemail.com

Poynings & Edburton road closures

Dogleg closure
The dog-leg that connects Poynings to the Saddlescombe Road will be closed from Monday 15th February until Friday 19th February. More details here but the notice appears to be incorrect judging from the diversion signs already posted.

If you were thinking that you might escape from Fulking by driving in the opposite direction, that’s tough, the Edburton Road is also closed, for the same period (rat underpass work). Stock up and stay put.

Rat underpass

Bobservation No. 16

Montage Fair, Quiz, PartySocial Matters

There was a response from four of you about what we can do to improve the attendance at the annual village Christmas party. The consensus, with which I agree, was to hold it a week earlier, which would be Friday 9th December. A suggestion was made to have music, but I am of the opinion that the hall is too small to accommodate talking, drinking and music at the same time.

Does anyone have any further thoughts on this?

The Annual General Meeting of the Social Committee will be in the hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 4 February. We will be discussing, inter alia, the ongoing talks with the Shepherd & Dog to hold a Call my Bluff in a marquee at the pub on the evening of Friday 29 July and a smaller fair at the pub and the North Town Field on Saturday 30th July.

If you would like to be involved in this and willing to help, then please come along to the AGM.

Sloe Gin

Poynings Sloe Gin and Homemade Liqueur Competition
Sheila Marshall writes:

Sloe Gin and Homemade Liqueur Competition: Monday 1st February, Royal Oak Poynings (Village Night — table reservations advisable). Entries in by 8:00pm (a jam jar will do), £1.50 per entry (2015/2016 fruit only).

(i) Poynings — Sloe Gin Cup and prize for best liqueur (fruit+spirit);
(ii) Neighbouring parishes (Newtimber, Fulking, Woodmancote, Pyecombe) — Prizes for best sloe gin/liqueur.