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Poynings Bonfire & Fireworks

Poynings bonfire and fireworks
Join us for our bonfire and fireworks at the Blacksmith Field (behind Forge Garage) on Saturday 5th November. The procession will leave the Royal Oak at 6:25pm approximately. Lighting of the fire and fireworks will follow. Please give generously on the gate. Hot food and drink by Sussex Four Wheel Drive in aid of Ye Olde Villagers Christmas Dinner. [Last year, mulled wine was £3.00 glass, and hog roast with stuffing and apple sauce was £5.00.]

Clean-burning material (wood & cardboard) can be taken to the bonfire site from today until 5:00pm on the 1st November.

Heat for Health

Heat for Health
By statute, you are living in fuel poverty if (i) you are poor, and (ii) you live in a home which cannot be kept warm at reasonable cost. That’s tough but, if someone over 65 or under 5 lives in your home, then help is at hand from MSDC. Well, it is until the end of this year, when the Heat for Health scheme ends. Boiler replacements, insulation or secondary glazing may be available to eligible households. Click the image above for more information or email Katja Rothe, the Mid Sussex Community Energy Adviser.

If you are not living in fuel poverty, then another bureaucratic scheme (Act on CO2) advises you to turn your thermostat down by one degree. The warm glow of self-righteousness fully compensates for the consequent drop in temperature (apparently).

St. Andrew’s Day Quiz

St. Andrew's quiz
At 7:00pm for 7:30pm, November 25th — this is always a popular event and promises to be a fun evening held once again at the Preston Nomads Pavilion in Clappers Lane. Tickets at £7.50 per person (in teams of four people) include a ploughman’s platter. Bar & raffle. Usually sells out so book now.

Contact Jane on 07812-465-559 to book and to enter teams.

Jane Warne