Cream Teas in Fulking on Saturday in aid of St Andrew’s

Cream teas
If you are out and about this coming Saturday (26th), please do come and visit us at Fulking Village Hall where we will be serving coffee and cake, and cream teas from 11:00am until 4:00pm. There will be bric-a-brac to browse through and Book Nook will also be open where we have had an influx of new books (more books always welcome).

Jane Warne

Come Dine With Me

Come dine with me
ITV series Come Dine With Me is looking for couples in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas, such as Haywards Heath, Lewes, Firle, Worthing, Shoreham, Eastbourne, Plumpton and Fulking to take part in its new series. Couples must be over 18, available for filming between June 13th and 15th, and not working or trained as a professional chef. A spokeman for the show said:

Do you and your partner host the best dinner parties in town? Think you and your partner have what it takes to walk away with a £1,000? If so, you could soon be part of the nation’s most favourite teatime show.

To apply, send your name, age, contact details, postcode and too much about yourselves to cdwm@shiver.tv.

Newtimber Place Gardens

Newtimber Place NGS
The gardens at Newtimber Place will be open as part of the NGS (National Gardens Scheme) on Sunday 15th April between 2:00pm and 5:30pm. The gardens are lovely at this time of year with stunning daffodils and beautiful fritillaries. Beautiful Grade I listed C16/C17 moated house (not open). Gardens and woods full of bulbs and wild flowers in spring. Herbaceous border and lawns. Moat flanked by water plants. Mature trees. Wild garden, ducks, chickens and fish. Tea and home made cakes in aid of the church. There are ducks, chickens and guinea fowl wandering around so dogs need to be kept on a lead. Admission £5.00, children free.

Village Clean Up

Clappers Lane litter

Sunday 15th April 2018 from 10:30am

Please get involved in keeping the village tidy and free of rubbish. There are four meeting points:

  • Party 1 starts at the corner of Clappers/Holmbush Lanes and moves South;
  • Party 2 starts at the corner of The Street/Clappers Lane and moves North;
  • Party 3 starts at the Ram House by the Shepherd and Dog and moves up The Street;
  • Party 4 starts at The Deans in Poynings Road and moves towards The Street.

Take care of traffic and wear bright colours and please bring suitable gloves and bin liners to collect the rubbish. Dispose of collected rubbish in your own wheelie bins. If this time is not convenient choose your own time and do your bit. Perhaps ending up at the Shepherd & Dog for a well-earned pint! Any queries give me a call on 271.

Bob Rowland, on behalf of Fulking Social Committee.

Saddlescombe Farm

Feeding lambs

Lambing Open Days — 24th, 25th, and 31st March plus 1st April 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm. No need to book — just turn up.

Please join us on our working farm for our annual lambing open days here at Saddlescombe. We open our gates for our visitors to see us at our busiest time and share with us the hustle and bustle of our farmyard during lambing. Our 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 right the way through to when we sell them for meat. Our own delicious lamb burgers will be available for a tasty lunch plus vegetarian food and refreshments from the Wildflour Cafe here at Saddlescombe Farm. Tractor and trailer rides will be running subject to weather conditions. There will be activities running for children from the National Trust (bread making on the 24th March) RSPB (25th March and 1st April), Red Fox Forest School (24th and 25th March), also local butchers Garlic Wood will have a butchery stall selling Saddlescombe meat and other local produce to take home.

Sloe Gin

Poynings Sloe Gin and Homemade Liqueur Competition
Sloe Gin and Homemade Liqueur Competition: Monday 5th February, Royal Oak Poynings (Village Night — table reservations advisable). Entries in by 8:00pm (a jam jar will do), £1.50 per entry (2017/2018 fruit only). Two categories:

(i) Poynings — Sloe Gin Cup and prize for best liqueur (fruit+spirit);
(ii) Foreigners — Fulking, Newtimber, Pyecombe, and Woodmancote.

Sheila Marshall notes that “you don’t have to have made sloe gin or other liqueurs to enjoy the night complete with Royal Oak Village Night main courses at £7.00 (booking advisable)”.