Newtimber Country Fayre


In the field next to the church in Church Lane (BN6 9BT) on Sunday 23rd June 2017 from 10:30am to 4:30pm. We are using a bigger field to welcome more visitors and more stalls promoting local and traditional businesses, with lots of stalls and homemade cakes. We are raising funds for the upkeep of Newtimber Church and also supporting the Martlets Hospice and SUDEP.

Poynings Country Fete

Poynings Fete
Please join us at our traditional village fete in the (former) rectory garden on Saturday 15th June from 2:00–4:30pm. This event helps fund the general upkeep of our beautiful Norman Church. There will be games and stalls for all ages — golf, toys, plants, cakes, books, a raffle and a tombola. Enjoy a scrumptious cream tea and watch the maypole dancing or puppet show with a glass of refreshing Pimms.

Bobservation No. 57 – Events

Evergreens
You may have noticed that the Evergreens have been appearing on St Andrew’s church circulars. This very praiseworthy partnership of caring helpers and householders has been hosting teas for the elderly villagers of the Downland parishes for many years. I am reliably informed that this activity is not a church organisation but purely brought together by its supporters. It is a classic example of villages performing a truly social event and long may it continue. Many thanks to all those who make it possible.

Fulking Fair & Allsorts Fun Dog Show 2019
This year’s Fulking Fair will be more extensive than ever. It will be held in the North Town Field, Fulking on Sunday 28 July and will incorporate the Allsorts Dog Rescue Fun Dog Show with Jackie Eke pet photography . Free parking will be in Downside Meadow and there will be many stalls along the Street. The fair will be opened at 12 noon with dancing through the village by the Marta Scott Dancers and it will finish at 5pm. Dog show from 12.30 till 3pm. Entry donation £1 per adult is requested to help cover the cost of set up, Children 16 and under free. Click here to find out more…

Call My Bluff Wine Quiz
There are still some places left for the Call my Bluff wine quiz in the fair marquee on Friday 26 July at £15 a head. This will include good nibbles and fantastic wines supplied by Toby Peirce of Quaff the Hove wine merchants. Tables are of teams of eight, a good chance to meet and enjoy the company of other villagers! email bob.pamrowland@btinternet.com for bookings but hurry! places are going fast.

New local social groups

Fulking foxes
Walking/Running

Come and Join the ‘Fulking Foxes’ every Monday evening at 7:00pm on the North Town Field. A sociable walking and running group. You don’t need to be a runner. Bring your dog for a walk or kids for a scamper.It’s just a way of getting out, exploring the countryside and meeting each other. We all reconvene at the village hall for tea and cookies afterwards, 7:45pm. Any queries, please contact one of us: Samantha (07479-4583243), Lydia (07724-091607) or Kevin (07901-820878).

Quotations

Every Monday (during term time) after yoga: 10:45. A chance to read, reflect and consult on quotes from all the World’s Faiths, with a focus on different universal human values each week, such as justice, unity, empathy and so forth. A way to start the week with inspiration and uplifting conversation. In the Village Hall. All welcome. Hosted by Samantha. Any questions: call 07479-458323.

Samantha Leader

Hedgehog Awareness Week starts today

Hedgehog house
Recapitulating the great migration of English agricultural workers to the cities of 100+ years ago, rural hedgehogs are now moving to suburbia. If you would like to keep Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle in your Fulking garden and discourage her from moving to Mile Oak, then you need to offer her some incentives. You could, for example, provide a hole in the fence that would allow her to enjoy the fine slugs that your neighbours breed on their lettuce patch. Or you (or your children) could even build her a house.

Saddlescombe Farm

Feeding lambs

Lambing Open Days — 30th and 31st March plus 6th and 7th April 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm. No need to book — just turn up.

Please join us on our working family farm for our annual lambing open days. We open the farm gates for visitors to see us at our busiest time and share with us the hustle and bustle of our farmyard during lambing. Visitors will see newborn lambs and maybe a lamb being born, an amazing experience. We are keen to share the respect and care we give our sheep and the vital role they play in managing the precious species rich chalk downland on the South Downs. Other highlights include bale climbing, pigs, tractor and trailer rides (weather permitting), BBQ, and vegetarian food from the Wildflour Cafe.