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Free Weight off Workshop Mid Sussex


Adults aged 18+ who are above a healthy weight and who need to and want to lose weight.


The Course runs over a 12 week period. The course supports people to take responsibility for their weight and to make small changes to their lifestyle with the aim of long term sustainable change.


Courses will run in Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and East Grinstead. A telephone service is available for people who are unable or who do not want to attend a group session (limited places available).


Haywards Heath: times and locations available on request

Burgess Hill: times and locations available on request

East Grinstead: times and locations available on request

How much?

There is no charge to you for this service. Call 01444 477191 or visit to find out more .

Parish Council Meeting – 9th July 2015 7:30pm – Village Hall

Fulking Parish Council will hold their quarterly meeting at 7:30 on Thursday July 9th in the Village Hall — agenda. Members of the Press and Public are welcome to attend.

Derek Blackhall – Clerk to Fulking Parish Council
22 Kymer Gardens,
Keymer, Hassocks
West Sussex BN6 8QZ

(using the email address below)

Concert with string ensemble and strawberry tea

Newtimber harp strawberry tea
On Sunday July 5th in Newtimber Place gardens in aid of the church at Newtimber. Tickets from Shirley Murrell (, 01273-858353) or Lucy Dalrymple (, 01273-831877).

The Midsummer String Octet will be giving a concert at Newtimber Church on Sunday July 5th 2015 at 2:30pm. The professional musicians will perform a classical music programme, lasting one and a half hours with a short interval. We will then walk or take our cars to Newtimber Place for a strawberry teas and punch. We will enjoy the lovely gardens and moat, finishing about 5:30pm.

Tickets at £20 for adults, £10 for children will include refreshments, and are available from Shirley Murrell 01273 857353 or, with a cheque and s.a.e. to Rectory Cottage, Church Lane, Newtimber, Hassocks, BN6 9BT, and Lucy Dalrymple 01273 832009 or for credit card payment, and Gill Keith Tel. 01273 835013 or Cheques to be made out to “Newtimber PCC” please.

There will be free parking in an adjacent field at both venues, and please bring your own folding chairs or blankets for the garden. There will probably be some seats available for those who arrive on the day.

Walking distance

Steyning Butchers, Millbrook, Horn Lane, Woodmancote
Steyning Butchers have opened a new branch at Millbrook in Horn Lane (immediately adjacent to Woods Mill). Initial opening hours are 9:00-17:00 on Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00-15:00 on Saturdays (but they expect this to increase over the next six months). Visited today, they had a good range of both meat (including rabbit) and poultry (including guinea fowl). It all looked very appetising. Responding to a compliment on the appearance of the chicken, the butcher noted that their chicken contain no water beyond what the hen chose to consume during its lifetime. They stock free range eggs (and bacon, of course) and will supply veg boxes to order. ‘Walking distance’ may be a bit of a stretch for some readers — but Horn Lane is much closer than Steyning. Your intrepid reporter (who drove there) purchased a 14oz T-bone steak (£8) for consumption this evening.

The Beatles play Fulking!

Beatles-in-FulkingWell almost!

It’s your chance to see the fabulous “Vox Beatles” playing in a concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at Jill and Barry’s Beatles Afternoon.

Sunday 12th July 2015 2:30 – 5:30pm in Tim’s lovely garden at Customary Cottage, The Street, Fulking, BN5 9LU

1960’s Dress Optional

£15 per person – cheese and wine refreshments included.

Charity auction and raffle.

Please conact:
Jill or Barry on 01903 755553 or
Jenny on 01273 832470 for tickets

Ample parking available – Please bring your own garden chair.