Bobservation No. 62: Climate Change

Hollie and Ollie

Hollie & Ollie’s Wedding

Now that’s what a picture of a happy couple of newly weds should look like! Isn’t it lovely?

Climate Change

Many ghastly things are happening right now in our world but rising above them all is the planet-threatening event of Climate Change/Global Heating. It is easy to blame governments and oppositions for a dilatory attitude towards this, with some good reason, but it is incumbent on every one of us to act. Photovoltaic panels have become considerably cheaper to install and in spite of reduced feed-in tariffs have become cost-effective with the ever-rising cost of electricity. Solar water heating is also cheaper than it was and, in spite of our unpredictable weather, a highly efficient way to supply hot water. Certainly most short-haul journeys can be accomplished without the need to fly. If you have room in your garden then plant a tree. Perhaps when we get over what I can only describe as ‘the Eton mess’ we can concentrate on saving what there is left of the planet.

Fulking Social Committee

Dates for your diary:

Fulking Village Christmas party from 6:00pm until 8:00pm on Saturday 7th December in the village hall. You should be getting a card invitation soon, if not already. Drinks are free but please bring a plate of savoury nibbles. Hope to have a raffle of amazing prizes!

Fulking Fair 2020 will be held in the North Town Field on Sunday July 26th. Volunteers for nearly everything are needed. Please call me on 271 for information.

Poynings Bonfire & Fireworks

Poynings fireworks

Guy Fawkes and the torch procession will leave the Royal Oak at approximately 6:25pm on Saturday November 9th. Fireworks and incineration of the dissident will follow. Food will be available. Please give generously on the gate to allow this event to continue.

You can take clean burning material (no tyres, plastic, metal, etc.) to the bonfire site at the Blacksmith Field behind Forge Garage. (not the garage forecourt) from 9:00am to 5:00pm any day from now until the 9th.

Downland Calendar 2020

Downland Calendar 2020
The calendar is to be launched on Friday 25th October at the Royal Oak. The price is £7.50 and each purchase at the event will come with a free glass of fizzy wine. Calendars will then be available at local outlets including The Royal Oak, Rushfields, and Bob’s Cafe. Funds raised from sales will go towards maintaining Holy Trinity.

Bob’s Cafe reopens

Bob's Cafe reopens
After our autumn break, Bob’s Cafe is now open on Fridays 11:00am–2:00pm and 4:00–5:00pm (after school club). We are also open Sunday mornings 9:30am–12:30pm if there is a football match.

Air AmbulanceAlso: coffee morning at the cafe in aid of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance on Thursday October 10th between 9:30am and 12:30pm. Indoor and outdoor seating. Home-made cake donations welcome.

Sheila Marshall

Harvest Festival & Picnic

Harvest Festival produce
October 6th — a traditional Harvest Festival Service at 10.00am will be followed by our ever popular ‘picnic in the pews’, a ploughman’s lunch/brunch tied up in a rustic napkin (must be ordered in advance).

We welcome all parishioners to this event. To order picnics (£7.00), phone Jane Warne on 07812-465-559 or email standrewsedburton@yahoo.co.uk.

Jane Warne