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RH10 EDITION - MARCH 2014 - ISSUE 93 Delivered to 28,000 homes & businesses in the RH10 postcode

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Greenfields School Celebrates 30th Anniversary Private school education for as little as £57 per week

Greenfields is an independent, non-denominational, day and boarding school nestled on the edge of the Ashdown Forest that services children from 2 to 18. It has an active Montessori based Pre-school, Reception classes, junior, senior, 6th Form and EFL classes. It recently celebrated 30 years in Forest Row with eleven separate events, hosting people from all over the world. Greenfields teaches national curriculum and runs like any other independent school with the exception that it utilises a unique study method. This method isolates the barriers preventing or hindering a child from learning and then provides precise tools to deal with them. Its use opens the door to any child of any ability learning anything. This, along with small class sizes and plenty of individual attention, allows ‘gifted’ children to study ahead of their year group where feasible, or slower children to receive extra help when necessary. Greenfields also adheres to a strong moral code with a zero tolerance of bullying, drugs or alcohol. Visitors to the school routinely comment on the high morale, confidence and friendliness of the children. These attributes were also noted by the Independent Schools Inspectorate* when they inspected in 2011. Three inspectors over a period of two weeks looked into every aspect of the school's performance. The study methods were new to them and they looked at them with great interest. The school was rated overall as “Good” and one observer noted: “Pupils of all abilities display good subject knowledge, understanding and skills. They acquire secure literacy and numeracy skills, and develop a capacity to think critically. Many pupils show strong creative skills, in writing, art work and drama. Pupils are very articulate, listen carefully and contribute well when asked. They are motivated, and work independently and with enthusiasm.” Greenfields is proud of what it has achieved in the last 30 years and also of the many children who have gone on to excel in their various careers. In celebration of its 30th Anniversary it radically reduced tuition fees in order to make private school education accessible to more people. Although this resulted in the pre-school, in particular, doubling in size, limited places are still available in some year groups. You are invited to tour the school and get your questions answered! Greenfields School, Priory Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JD. Tel: 01342 822189 Web: Email: *The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) arranges and carries out the inspection of any school which wishes to be accredited by the Independent Schools Council (ISC). The ISI inspects schools according to a standard framework for inspection which it has laid down for the purposes of ensuring that standards are maintained and that the school complies with relevant legal requirements. This framework has been agreed with the DCSF and they have recognised the ISI as the body responsible for the regular inspection of schools in England which are affiliated to the ISC. GREENFIELDS IS AN APPLIED SCHOLASTICS™ SCHOOL. © 2014 Greenfields Educational Trust. All rights reserved. Greenfields Educational Trust is a registered charity, No 287037. Registered as a limited company in England. Registered Office: Greenfields School, Priory Road, Forest Row, Sussex. Company No 1720539. Greenfields School is licensed by Applied Scholastics International. APPLIED SCHOLASTICS and the APPLIED SCHOLASTICS logo are trademarks and service marks owned by Association for Better Living and Education International and are used with its permission.

COMMUNITY 8 Community Notice Board 10 Community News CHILDREN AND EDUCATION 16 World Book Day FOOD AND DRINK 18 Glazed Salmon Skewers with Sesame Noodles STYLE 30 Mellow Yellow HEALTH AND BEAUTY 32 Would You Apply? HOMES 40 Open Sesame 44 Fabulous Florals GARDENS 52 Growing Peppers

MARCH 2014 Welcome to our March issue

There’s a definite feel that Spring is just around the corner within our pages this month. We’re putting the winter behind us and are creating bright and airy rooms in our Homes article and growing peppers for those salad days to come in our Gardening pages.

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Don’t forget that Mother’s Day falls on 30th March this year and our Health article this month is in praise of all those Mums out there and how important it is for them to get some rest and relaxation now and again. Elsewhere we have fabulous spring floral ideas for home accessories and add a splash of sunshine with our mellow yellows in our spring fashion product feature. All this and of course our regular (and ever growing!) community pages, where you can find out what is happening in your local area.


Wishing you a month full of sunshine! The RH Uncovered Team

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Community Noticeboard March is here and our community section is filled with great local goings on and fantastic fundraising ideas. This month, I’ve been uncovering all the details you need to know about getting involved with Marie Curie’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal, as well as Crawley charity St Catherine’s blooming marvellous Open Garden’s, taking place from next month across Sussex and Surrey. Crawley MP Henry Smith also tells us about the plans for the government’s £50 million investment into Gatwick Rail Station. So, grab a cup of tea and enjoy! Your community feature writer, Shelley

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I was delighted by the Government’s announcement that it will contribute £50 million of funding for the comprehensive redevelopment of Gatwick Airport’s railway station, signalling and track capacity. The announcement is part of the Government’s National Infrastructure Plan to invest £375 billion into 646 infrastructure improvement projects across the country aimed at hauling our nation’s infrastructure into the twenty-first century. The £50 million investment, which will improve Gatwick Airport’s rail service for local commuters and air passengers alike, recognises Gatwick’s vital role as a major UK gateway and local economic driver. The issue of tackling the UK’s airport capacity in the short term is crucial to our nation’s long term economic prosperity and so moves to improve surface connectivity with Gatwick Airport go a significant way to easing that pressure. Of the 35 million passengers using Gatwick Airport each year, 14 million arrive or depart by rail; making it the busiest airport station in the UK with links to 120 stations throughout London and the south east.

We are now working on our May issue (closing date for entries is 28th March), so do get your group details and events to us as soon as possible, we will publish them on a first-come-first-served basis.

Date for your Diary Sunday 2nd March 11am -3pm Crawley, Reigate and District Cat’s Protection Homing Show Come and meet the cats looking for a new home. Free entry. Donations of cat food appreciated. Redland Colman Centre, Croydon Road, Reigate, RH2 0LZ 8 - COMMUNITY PAGES


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The Great Daffodil Appeal Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal kicks off across the country on 1st March. Volunteer collectors will be out in force throughout the month of March encouraging everyone to give a donation and wear one of the charity’s daffodil pins. All funds raised by the appeal will help Marie Curie Nurses

provide more care for people with terminal illnesses, at the time when they need the most support. Since the first Great Daffodil Appeal took place in 1986, more than £70 million has been raised to fund the charity’s work. The Great Daffodil Appeal doesn’t just raise much-needed funds; it also raises awareness of Marie Curie services and the need for high quality nursing care for people with terminal illnesses. For more information call 0845 601 3107 (local rate) or visit



Marie Curie Fundraising Groups are groups of volunteers that meet regularly to organise and support fundraising activities in their local community. From holding Great Daffodil Appeal collections to fete stalls, Blooming Great Tea Parties to black tie balls, fundraising groups throw themselves into local and national fundraising campaigns alike. To join your newly launched fundraising group contact Natasha Evans on 01883832626 or email

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Blooming Marvellous Green-fingered gardening enthusiasts across Surrey and Sussex are to open their gardens to the public as part of St Catherine’s Hospice 2014 Open Gardens scheme.

“These events offer the chance to view the unique, interesting and often hidden gems that are located in your neighbourhood, including hidden trails and tree top houses”.

“From April to September, garden-lovers will share their passion with their community and show budding gardeners their tips in return for donations to St Catherine’s,” Michaela Clements from Crawley’s St Catherine’s Hospice says.

“Money raised will help St Catherine’s care for terminally ill people across Sussex and Surrey and help them make the most of the precious time they have left.”

Details of all open gardens can be found at For more information or if you would like to open your garden for St Catherine's Hospice, please contact Gabi on 01293 447319.

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Whether you sink or swim, water based exercise can be good for everyone. Swimming exercises all major muscle groups of the body as well as the heart and lungs making it a great activity for overall fitness. Swimming is also good for weight loss as it exercises most major muscle groups simultaneously. Half an hour of front crawl will burn between 250 and 400 calories depending on the speed and intensity of your swim. This is more than you would burn on a 30 minute bike ride and is comparable to 30 minutes of jogging. Swimming is a non-impact activity – the water acts a cushion around your body placing less strain on the joints – so it’s good for everyone, even those with injuries. If you are suffering from a muscle or joint injury swimming can help you recover whilst still allowing you to exercise. It’s also a great exercise for those suffering with arthritis. Blood flow to the joints is increased through the gentle swimming motion while the water supports the body.


In addition to swimming, water-based classes such as aqua aerobics are offered at K2 Crawley and are a popular social event as well as providing health benefits. How often should I get in the water? To improve fitness it is important to swim for a continuous period. If you are new to the pool, aim for 15 minutes of continuous swimming, three times a week and build this up gradually. If weight loss is your goal, keeping at a steady pace you will help you to continue swimming for a longer period and burn the optimum amount of calories.


K2 Crawley is urging swimmers to sign up and join in with the World’s Biggest Swim. The event, which is supported by legendary swimmer Olympian Duncan Goodhew, takes place on Saturday 22nd March and will raise vital funds for Sport Relief. K2 Crawley is offering a range of distances and challenges to suit swimmers of all fitness levels. Individuals can choose from 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k distances, and there are also team challenge distances of 1.5k and 5k. Finally, if you can’t swim it’s never too late to learn. It’s also a lot easier than you might think. Freedom Leisure offer adult swimming lessons in all their pools. Find out more at

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Books, Glorious, Books!

With the return of World Book Day on Thursday 6th March and World Storytelling Day, falling two weeks later on 20th March, there’s never been a better time for you and your family to get stuck into a good book.

These tokens can then be taken to participating book stockists to be exchanged for one of eight exclusive books (per age range; nursery, primary and secondary school), or they can also use it to get £1 off any book or audio book they’d like over £2.99.

Now in its seventeenth year, World Book Day takes place in over 100 countries across the world, with one main aim: to celebrate reading!

Don’t forget, bookworms of all ages can also borrow books for FREE from local libraries.

Just pop into your nearest and register to take full advantage Hoping to encourage children of the complimentary services to explore and most importantly, on offer including children’s enjoy reading books, World storytimes, sing-a-long’s Book Day organisers will be and teen’s homework clubs, sending book tokens to to name just a few activities registered local schools. happening each week.

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‘Boudoir’ is a genre of photography which aims to capture the sensuality and natural beauty of a woman. It’s about the ‘implied’ rather than the ‘explicit’; creating images which are a permanent and personal reminder of a woman’s beauty. Boudoir-Me supports women who are going through (or have been through)

Boudoir-Me offer a range of ‘packages’ to suit all budgets; however if a client has something different in mind then we are always open to discuss different variations and ideas.

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w o l w l o e l l Y e M This month be inspired by the arrival of 2014’s dazzling daffodils and dress in spring’s hottest colour: yellow! From light, pastel shades through to vivid hues, it’s time to brighten up your wardrobe with a spot of springtime sunshine: 1 Lace Shell Top £32, Skinny Jeans £24 both from M&Co 2 Myleene Ruffle Tea Dress, 60.00


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Wanted. Hard worker. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To wait on me hand and foot. Feed me, clean me and comfort me even when I don’t know why I’m upset. Learn on the job and no manual included.

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I wonder how many would apply if they saw this advert in a job search? These amazing people, known as ‘Mothers’, take this on day after day, potentially for up to 18 years or even more. So with Mother’s Day looming, how about making Mums the number one priority?

So how about treating your Mum to some ‘Me’ time this March? There are so many different types of ways, which sometimes can include the little ones too. How about booking your Mum in for a hypnotherapy session just for relaxation? A great idea if they feel they haven’t slept properly for months.

Working with Mums individually or in groups over the past few years, one thing really stands out. They often feel that admitting their anxiety or their need for emotional support is seen as ‘not being strong enough’.

Or try a relaxing massage or a Reiki session or two? These can also be enjoyed with your little one, or even your big ones too. There are some fantastic wellness and holistic centres in Sussex and Surrey.

What I feel any therapist does is to act as a catalyst, enhancing a Mother’s natural skills, allowing them to realise that asking for help is not a failure, but something that strengthens them and their bond with their young.

My sister asked me the other day if I’d hypnotised my new two month old niece, as (unusually) she’d slept for hours. Personally I think she knew if she opened her eyes I’d sing again, and sleep was the better option.



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Kitchen and Bathroom displays that are continuing to make a splash! I can hardly believe that it has been nine months since Wealden Contract’s new showroom in Charlwoods Place in East Grinstead opened. I caught up with owner Keith Baldwin recently to find out what has been happening since the new showroom launch and to see how things were going for them now. “Our feet haven’t really touched the ground since we moved” says Keith “it really has made such a difference having such a large showroom that our customers can wander around. Not only does it allow us to showcase some fabulous bathrooms and kitchens, it is also great for giving people imaginative ideas about what can be achieved in a given space.”

Had he noticed an increase in visitors since they moved?

told me last year about his key to success.

“Quite simply, we are a small business who are used to working with local people. We pay attention to detail and treat our customers as we would wish to be treated” Keith explains. “But probably the biggest difference is that we try to give people what We have been in business they want for the budget for 33 years now and pride they have.” ourselves on our repeat business with satisfied Keith and his team don’t customers, but this year just fit out new kitchens we have worked with and bathrooms though – many more new customers if you are looking for as a result of them coming replacement unit doors, to the showroom and kitchen or bathroom really being able to get an appliances or hardware idea of the service we can give them a call. They have provide for them”. a vast range in stock on their premises and are It is clear that Keith competitively priced too! is understandably I think I can feel a proud of the company kitchen makeover he has built up and coming on for Spring! re-iterated what he

“Definitely! exclaimed Keith “so many more new customers have found us since we opened here, and I think having a central location so near to East Grinstead has also helped.

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At Last There’s Somebody For All Those Repairs And Minor Improvements Around Your Home! If Those Odd Jobs Are Piling Up Then Your Local Handyman’s Here To Help…

“It’s so difficult getting anyone to do little jobs” is something I often hear. Do you struggle to find reliable tradespeople to put up a shelf or fix a dripping tap? If they bother to turn up at all, they often want a fortune!

It’s frustrating when you contact tradespeople and they don’t seem interested.

But help’s now at hand. I’m Tim Bazley, your Local Handyman, here for even the smallest odd job.

I specialise in small jobs and can fix those problems around your home or office fast. You’re unlikely to have to wait more than a couple of days for your repair and often I can be there much quicker.

I’ll help you with most common repairs and minor improvements including:

Decorating: Does that room need a makeover? Can’t face painting it yourself? Why not let me do it, with minimum fuss or mess?

Electrical: As a qualified electrician, I repair faulty lights, sockets, extractors, switches and appliances. I also fit extra sockets or lights. You can call me even if you just need a light bulb changing! General: I’ll help you with flat-pack assembly, gutter repairs, double glazing problems, pressure washing, fence / gate repairs and much more.

I can do most jobs around your property. Even if I can’t, I’ll normally know somebody reliable who can help you.

Plus I’ll always quote you a fixed price before I start work so no worrying what the final bill will be. References from many happy customers are available and my work is fully guaranteed for your peace of mind. I offer OAP discounts too.

Carpentry: I can help with new locks, You’ll find me friendly and approachable, so call me hanging or trimming doors, putting up shelves, replacing or visit my website today… rotten woodwork and more.

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HOMES 5. Separating spaces Not all open-plan spaces need to be entirely open all of the time, so for truly flexible living it’s advisable to include some sort of flexible division. In a period property, panelled doors that can be folded back against the walls when not in use are perfect; in a more modern house a moveable screen, or perhaps ceilingmounted panels (on a track) that can be pulled to one side when desired, would be enormously useful.

Open Sesame Why have several small, dark rooms when you can simply knock down some walls and live in a gorgeous, airy, bright and huge space? But there are eight key issues you should bear in mind when decorating your open-plan home, says Katherine Sorrell 1. Creating a focal point While traditional rooms often work around a fireplace or TV, larger, multi-purpose rooms can lack visual focus. By introducing colour, pattern and/or texture on one wall – perhaps above a sofa or behind a dining table – you’ll add character, interest and even drama. The easiest solution is to use a strong paint colour or to hang a large painting, photograph or print, while boldly patterned wallpaper also works well.

3. Planning your lighting Use lighting to delineate different areas within your open-plan space, and illuminate different parts to suit your needs, whether it’s a living area or working space, a kitchen or a dining area. Layer in different types of light in different areas, using a mixture of concealed lighting (in ceilings or under shelves, for example) and eye-catching, over-sized fixtures that suit the extra-large space.

2. Using colour Pale colours are generally considered best to emphasise the airiness of large open spaces. But should you go for one shade all over, or choose different colours for different areas? Using the same colour throughout gives an unbroken look and emphasises space, but if one end of the room is to function separately from the other – a living and dining space, a living and work space – you can zone these areas by varying their colour. A tonal scheme, with colour going from light to darker from one end to the other, can be particularly effective.

4. Choosing a floor Choosing flooring for a multi-purpose space such as an open-plan cooking/ dining/living area can be tricky, as the kitchen area needs to be able to cope with splashes and spills, while you’ll want the sitting area to feel cosy and comfortable. You have two choices: either run the same flooring throughout for a sleek, flowing look, or choose a variety of types of flooring which will differentiate between areas. If you go for the former option, consider stone or wood, both of which can be softened with rugs where necessary, or consider high quality vinyl, which is spill-proof and forgiving underfoot.

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6. Linking spaces Open-plan kitchen/living areas are ideal for entertaining, but how do you successfully blend the spaces seamlessly? One solution is to continue the style of your kitchen units for storage used in nearby areas, choosing a design that looks as good for a TV stand, say, as for a cutlery drawer. Versatility is key and you should consider not just colour but also texture, and even handles – long, slender handles tend to look better in modern living spaces than dumpy round ones, for example. 7. Solutions for storage Knocking two rooms together gives you a gorgeous open area – but, because you’ve lost wall space for cupboards and shelves, much less room to hide your clutter. One solution is to use tall, open shelving that doubles as a room divider as well as somewhere to display your stuff, while if you have a flat-screen TV, mount it on a media wall with storage for DVDs concealed behind it. In fact, make the most of every tiny corner, building storage into sloping ceilings, around windows or in any alcove you can find. 8. Buying and arranging furniture Conventional furniture won’t necessarily have the right proportions to work well in open-plan living areas, so you may have to look for larger-thanaverage pieces, and bear in mind that they have tom look good from all angles, not just the front. Avoid the temptation to place all the furniture around the edges of the room (it will look like a nursing home); instead, create cosy sitting areas within the main space – with two sofas facing each other, with tables and lamps behind, perhaps, or else use modular furniture which creates sociable corners.

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Spring is here and with it brings a new seasonal home wear trend: florals! Bring the outdoors into your home with our pick of some of the fabulous floral products available on the High Street and online. They also make great gifts for Mum, with Mother’s Day just around the corner too (Sun 30th March). 3


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Growing Peppers Growing your own peppers is not much more involved than growing tomatoes, so why not give it a try? Pepper plants can be unbelievably pretty too, with fruits in a range of shapes and colour, generally on compact plants and preceded by small and very pretty white flowers. This is a plant with great ornamental as well as edible potential.

The seeds are readily obtainable from many catalogues or garden centres but make sure you take into account the level of heat that each type delivers.

Sow the seeds between now and early April. I use a multi-purpose or a seed compost, but for good germination you will need to provide a bit of extra warmth, ideally from a heated propagator positioned in a spot where it receives plenty of natural light. Both chilli and sweet - or If you don’t have the time or bell - peppers can be grown facilities to raise your own from in a greenhouse border, in a seed, you can always buy a few sunny spot in the garden in plants in a garden centre or send warmer parts of the country, or on a sunny, sheltered spot on the off for them. patio. The heavier, earlier crop will come if you grow the plants Keep the plants a tiny bit drier than you would a tomato plant in a greenhouse or conservatory, but it is well worth growing them and feed regularly with a highpotash liquid feed (most readily outside too. available as a ‘tomato food’). This helps to keep the plants growing Sweet peppers, especially strongly and the potash will the red ones, are very high in encourage plenty of flowers vitamin A and both red and and so fruits to form. green peppers are also very high in vitamin C. If you are going for plants in pots, choose a planter that Chilli peppers also have a has good drainage and is 30cm good supply of vitamins C (12in) or more in diameter, and A and in addition, contain adding broken pots for extra both beta-carotene and drainage. Once there is no something called capsaicin danger of late frosts you which is believed to have can put them outside in a useful effect on blood a sheltered, sunny spot. cholesterol levels.



If you’re after the hottest possible heat from your chilli peppers, then you’ll find this comes from fruits that are totally ripe and from peppers that are grown in warmer conditions. If you are growing sweet peppers in patio pots then you are likely to find that there are still some unripened fruits on the plants when temperatures start to fall at the end of summer and well into autumn. To increase the chances of these ripening and increasing to full size, move the pots to a warmer spot or, if possible, to a porch, conservatory or greenhouse where they’ll get extra warmth and also plenty of natural light. If you want chillies that look particularly good on the patio there are plenty to choose from. ‘Black Pearl’ is a hot chilli pepper with a distinct blackish tinge to the mature leaves and fruits that are black early on and mature darkest red. For classic chillis with bright red, finger shaped fruits try ‘Thai Dragon’. By Pippa Greenwood Make 2014 the year you start Growing Your Own Vegetables! Visit Pippa’s website

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Open Fields - We are a group of disabled and their carers who get together every other Monday 11am at Goffs Park Hotel. We arrange outings to garden centres, national trust venues, etc. Members range from 20’s- 80’s! 01293 531764 East Grinstead Natural History Society - meet at 7.45pm on the third Monday of the month from Sep to June (at St Barnabus Church Hall, East Grinstead for talks on a variety of subjects. Lesley Berry 01342 324955. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————


Isle of Thorns Bowling Club - Chelwood Gate Village. Beautiful forest setting, ample car parking. Seeking new members. Enjoyable & inexpensive, friendly club. Call John 01825 790741 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

East Grinstead & District Lions Club - Meeting takes place on the first Monday of every month above the British Legion in Station Approach, East Grinstead. Contact Club Secretary: Jim Ikin on 0845 833 9506. Colemans Hatch Bowling Club - Try this active but relaxing sport on Mondays (2.30 p.m.) and Thursdays (5.00 p.m.). Dress code is casual; just bring some flatsoled shoes. Bowls will be provided., Pam Kittle, Club Secretary 01342 822835. Little Fishes Mums & Toddlers Group - £1 per family/session. 0845–1100am St Richard’s Church, Gales Dr, Three Bridges. Margaret Luetchford 01293 534927 Crawley Camera Club - Hut 16, Tilgate Recreation Forest Centre, RH11 9BQ At 7.45 for 8pm every Monday and Wednesday, (except bank holidays) from the beginning of Sep to June. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————



East Grinstead & District Lions Club - We are urgently seeking new members! We meet on the first Monday (providing it is not a Bank Holiday)of each month at the British Legion Club, Station Road, East Grinstead at 8.00pm. Visitors (male and female) are most welcome and should contact the Club Secretary Jim Ikin on 0845 833 9506 . In addition to our fund raising activities we also have an active social life, so it certainly is not all work and no play. The Horley Singers - The Horley Singers meet during term time on a Monday evening at 8.00 p.m. in the Methodist Church hall, Victoria Road, Horley.  Website  Find us on Facebook.  For more information telephone: Membership Secretary 01293 771216. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————




East Grinstead Old Time Dance Club - Teaching and dancing every Tuesday 2pm – 4pm st. Mary’s church Hall, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead. First session free - very friendly group. All welcome. Phone Wendy 0203 251 2000 Imberwood Badminton Club - Plays on Tuesday evenings in an excellent purpose-built sports hall at Brambletye School, near East Grinstead. Phone Dennis 01342 713207 or We Care - A friendly group of Carers, who care for a friend or loved one with Dementia. Meet once a month to chat and generally support each other. 2-4pm Every 2nd Tuesday of each month at Maidenbower Day Care Centre, Harvest Rd. Just turn up! Horley Flower Club - Meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm Regent Hall, Albert Rd, Horley. 01293 786852. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————





East Grinstead Bowling Club - Very friendly club with regular matches and weekly club events, and coaching available. Meetings on Mondays and Fridays. Micky Bushell - 01342 311537 HELP Centre Literacy Project - offers tuition and help for children and adults in basic reading, writing and maths as well as how to study. Service is free and provided for those who can’t afford tuition but who need it. 59 Railway Approach, East Grinstead, RH19 1BT. 01342 317417. 4-6pm, 7-9pm East Grinstead Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild - Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month (except Aug & Dec.) We enjoy talks, visiting speakers, workshops and stitch mornings. We meet 10am-12 noon at Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Rd, East Grinstead RH19 2HL. Please contact Margaret 01444 242422 Southgate Park Bowls Club - A friendly club who play in Southgate Park, Crawley. Roll-ups Monday evenings and Tuesdays from noon. Call Pat on 01293 425107 or Margaret on 01342 715647 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————




Maidenbower Mums, Babies and Children - Meet every Monday 12-3pm at Maidenbower Social Club, new members very welcome, search Maidenbower Mums and Babies/Children on facebook for more details and to join the group.

Stich and Sip! - Kate's Cafe Stitch and Sip has moved to Ferrito's Cafe 27 High Street, Horley RH6 7BH. Term time only on Tuesday from 9:30 to 12:00 and people can call me on 07533185170 for more info if they are interested CAMEO Club(come & meet each other) - Twice a month, Tuesday 2.30pm-4-30pm in The Friary Hall, Crawley Town Centre. To encourage elderly people to join others & not remain housebound. Programme is varied – speakers, entertainment, bingo and more. More information from 01293 416157. Burstow WI - Meet on 2nd Tuesday each month, 2pm at St Bartholomew’s Chuirch Hall, Redehall Rd, Smallfield. Includes a variety of speakers, coffee mornings, craft, lunches, etc. 01342 844375. Crawley Art Society - Welcome new members. A varied programme including professional demos, life drawing and workshops. Our meetings are weekly on alternate Tuesdays (2-4pm at Montefiore Institute, Three Bridges) 01342 716549. Probus Club of East Grinstead - organised for men retired from their profession or business wishing to maintain a social network. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the East Grinstead Sports Club at 10.00 am with coffee, an interesting speaker, and optional bar lunch. 01342 823475. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————






Horley Insight Group - for the Blind & Partially Sighted. Meets on the second Monday of every month, except for August, from 2-4 pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Victoria Road, Horley. Please contact Cathy, our Secretary, on 01293 782163 for further information or just come along on the day.

Sackville Lacemakers - Meet alternative Tuesday evenings 7.30 - 9.30pm at East Court Mansion, East Court, East Grinstead. If you make lace (or would like to know how), knit, crochet, embroider or sew. Contact Jo Visser on 01342 328751 or Lynda Brown on 01342 311906 for more details. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————


Meridian Indoor Short Mat Bowls Club - Try Indoor Short Mat Bowls at the Meridian Hall, East Court, E.G. from 2-4.30pm on Mondays. Season September till end June. Call Alex Leggat on 01342 717966 or

East Grinstead Scottish Country Dance Society - Welcome you to come along to Sackville School, Lewes Road on Tuesday s from 8pm to 10pm (September to May). The first evening is free. For further information contact Linda on 01342 300843. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————


Forest Row Buddhist Group - every Monday during term times 7.45-9.45pm (donations welcome) 2 mediation session, short talk, tea and a discussion for more information call Sundari Heller 01342 823099

Horley Meadvale Folk Dance Club - We meet in the Empire Hall, Victoria Road, Horley from 8-10pm. Alternate Tuesdays. No partner requireded . English Folk Dancing is good for the mind and the body. Contact Rita on 01342 843629. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————


Felbridge Badminton Club - Play at East Grinstead Sports Club, Saint Hill Road. Juniors 6.30-7.30pm (both sessions with fully qualified coach), Seniors follow till 10.30pm. Thriving club, but always room for more! In particular currently seeking juniors for our Monday beginners/improvers session. Contact Corinne 01342 322071 or visit ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

RH7 History Group - Covering RH7 areas, Meets Mondays, alternate months. From 7.30pm at Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre. Talks on local and topical subjects. Website:   Contact Felicity Pool, Secretary 01342 832519 or

East Grinstead Chess Club - meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm at Swan Mead Centre starting Tuesday 10th September 2013. We are a small friendly club with two Teams entered in the Mid Sussex league. If you are interested in chess please contact Bob Dyke on 01342 822058 or just turn up on the evening. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Alanon Family Groups - The Allison Room of the Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre every Tuesday 8 - 9.30pm. A fellowship of relatives and close friends of alcoholics, share their experiences to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that most of us find living with an alcoholic too much to cope with without help. Contact Lynda on 01342 870664 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————


Spirimawgus Morris - Mixed Border Morris side meet most Mondays at The Ark, Turners Hill, 8:30-10pm. Join us for traditional style stick dances. No experience necessary. Contact or

East Grinstead Folk Dance Club - Tuesdays 8-10pm, dancing with guest callers at Trinity Methodist Church (Crawley Down Hall) Lingfield Rd, RH19 2DA For info call Ros 01342 321373 or Gill 020 8777 3572





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COMMUNITY - CHARITIES, CLUBS, GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS Lingfield & Dormansland Womens' Fellowship - Meetings every fortnight in the Community Centre, Lingfield at 8 pm. Why not come & join us. 01342 832755 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

East Grinstead Macular Group - Helping People with Central Vision Loss meet on the 1st Tuesday of every month at Glen Vue Centre, Railway Approach, East Grinstead 2pm till 4pm. Effie Visser, our group leader will be delighted to give you further information - 01342 313854 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

East Grinstead Stamp & Postcard Club - Meets at Chequer Mead Arts Centre, De la Warr Road, East Grinstead RH19 3BS on the first and third tuesday of most months, at 7.30pm. Visiting speakers give displays at most meetings, and there are two auctions a year among other "club" based activities. Visitors are always welcome. Further details may be obtained from the secretary: 01342 327554. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

East Grinstead Ukulele Club - Ukulele players of all abilities are welcome to come along and sing, strum & socialise. We meet alternate Tuesdays at The Sportsman Pub in Cantalupe Road, East Grinstead. For more info please find us on facebook or call Mike Davids on 01342 300344 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Link-Up club for the over 60’s - The 3rd Tuesday in the month – 10.30-1.30 pm. Come along for tea and coffee and a fun activity followed by lunch – Total cost £3. Meet at Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead. For further information call Claire on (01342) 328334. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Crawley Folk and Square Dance Club - meets on alternate Tuesdays at Three Bridges Community Centre, Gales Place, Crawley. New members are welcome instruction will be given for all dances. Soft shoes are recommended and bring your own refreshment. Ring Bob on 01293 536887. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————


East Grinstead Branch of the Women’s Section of The British Legion meets on the 1st Wednesday each month in the RBL HQ, Station Rd (opposite the fire station) at 10.30am. Our aim is to raise money for the widows and children of military personnel. For details call 01342-323886 or email - Pelargonium and Fuchsia Group - Meet on the third Wednesday of month at 8pm and we have very interesting speakers to talk to us. Contact Sheila Lyon for more information on 01293 402867 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————


Friendly Ladies Badminton Group - looking for new members, Wednesday mornings 10.30 amto 12.30 pm Ashurst Wood Village Hall. Contact Jean 01342 822516 or Sue 01342 825185. Meditation Class - meets fortnightly on Wednesdays at 7-9pm. Chequer Mead Arts Centre. See how meditation can reduce stress and improve health and wellbeing. Admission free, Donations welcome. Contact Maeve: 01342-302761  



Meditation Evening - Wednesdays fortnightly – 7pm to 9pm at the Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, East Grinstead. This evening is open to all who wish to reduce stress, experience calmness in their lives, and increase their energy levels. Admission free, Donations welcome. Contact Maeve on 07917318628 or The East Grinstead Art society - We meet twice a month in St Swithun’s Church Hall from 1400 – 1630 for interesting demonstrations, lectures, talks and workshops. Demonstrations, etc are on the second Wednesday of each month and painting workshops are on the fourth Wednesday. The current annual subscription is £30. Visitors are welcome at any meeting at a cost of £3. For further details please contact: Jenny Watson 01342 328 438 or Jean Mendez 01342 315 22 East Grinstead Society - Founded in 1983, East Grinstead Society meets twice per month for demos, talks and workshops. For further info/to attend call Wendy – 01342 311 093. Meet at St Swithun's Church Hall, 2-4.30pm. East Grinstead Spinners - 1st and 2nd Wednesday of the month.  2pm-4pm at St Mary's Hall, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 2DS.  Small friendly group, all levels of skill welcome.  Visitors £3.   Programme on or, or contact Stephanie 01825 731930 C.A.G.S  Golf Society - All standards welcome, meets last Wednesday every month to play courses in Sussex & Surrey. Ted Jenkins on 01293 529571 or 07766 533805 The Pound Hill Dance Club - meets weekly at 8pm on a Wednesday evening for adult social Ballroom and Latin Dancing at the Pound Hill Community Centre, Worth Road, Crawley.    A friendly and welcoming Club that also offers dances classes for children.  Please telephone the secretary on 01293 514034 for further information. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————



East Grinstead Flower Club - The Old Court House, East Court, East Grinstead. First Wednesday of the month - 7.30pm. £4 per evening. 01342 713191 St Richard's Badminton Club - friendly, independent club playing at Milton Mount Hall, Pound Hill Wednesday evenings from Sep to June. 01293 531826 Come and Dance - With an established friendly group in Horley on alternate Wednesday mornings. No partner needed! Call Audrey Gwynne on 01293 773026 The Meridian Probus Club of East Grinstead - The Meridian Probus Club of East Grinstead for retired professional or business men meets locally 10.15am second Wednesday every month, coffee, interesting talk, optional pub lunch. New members welcome. Call 01342 323098. Wardrobe Wizards Sewing Group - from 11.30am to 2.30pm during school term time at Edmonds Hall, Albert Rd, Horley, Surrey. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————





Circle Dancing - An established group - no partner needed, just some soft shoes, some energy and a will to learn something new. Alternative Wednesdays from 10-11.45am - Archway Function Room in Horley. 01293 773026 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Turners Hill - Hilltop WI - Meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Ark 7:30pm. Call Barbara 01342 715709. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Horley Photographic Club - meet at Strawson Hall, Albert Rd, Horley every Wednesday evening at 7.45pm, from Sep. to June. We offer a programme of competitions, lectures, talks and demos.







Gales Ladies Badminton Club - We are a small friendly ladies club playing in Crawley Down Village Hall on Thursday morning 9.30-11.30am. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

The Horley & District U3A - No longer working full time? Why not join us? We meet at the Regent Hall, Albert Rd, Horley on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 2.15 - 4.30 pm. For details - 01293 786325. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————


Horley Brass - Ensemble for experience brass players. For further information contact Stephen Worsley (Musical Director) - 07758 628977. Lee Street Church, Horley, RH6 8ES - 8pm - 9.30pm ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Horley Evening W.I - Meet every second Wednesday each month in the Methodist Church hall, Victoria Rd, Horley at 7.30pm. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Maidenbower Women’s Institute - Meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm, Maidenbower Junior School Dining Hall - Speakers, activities, outings, visits, craft. Come & join us. Lesley 01293 886654 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Crawley Art Society - Wednesdays (7.30-9.30pm) More details under Tuesday. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

East Grinstead Horticultural Society - Meets at 7:30pm on the Second Wednesday of the month in the Old Court House, East Court (next to the Police Station) We have speakers on a variety of topics. 01342 326894 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Copthorne Evening W.I. - Second Wednesday of each month 7.45pm at Village Hall, Copthorne Bank. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Worth Women’s Institute - Meet at the Montefiore Hall, Three Bridges on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 2.30pm (except Aug) - 01293 407116


Milton Mount Community Choir - is open to all ages and abilities 6.30 - 7.30pm at Milton Mount School , Pound Hill. RH10 3AG. £2 for adults, free for children. More info 01293 537158. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

NHS Retirement Fellowship - East Grinstead Branch - The club meets on the first Thursday of month at 2pm, St Swithuns church hall. Call Yvonne 01342 822834 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

The Horley Lions Club - The club meets twice monthly at the Horley Sports & Social Club Albert Rd or ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

East Grinstead Tadpoles Swimming Club - A Swimming Club for the disabled, we meet every Thursday night at the Kings Centre in East Grinstead from 8 till 9pm. We have members with various disabilities and learning disabilities. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Adult Swimmers Club - Meets at the Olympus Centre, East Grinstead on Thursday mornings during term time. 2 sessions; 9-10am & 10-11am Swim at your own pace, fast or slow! 01342 712835



Meridian Bridge Club - We play on Thursday afternoons from 1.30 to 5.00 pm in the Meridian Hall, East Grinstead. 01342 822791.



COMMUNITY - CHARITIES, CLUBS, GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS Autism Support Crawley - Meet the first Thursday of every month at The Children and Family Centre, Creasys Drive, Broadfield, 7.30 pm-9.15 pm. £1 entry fee. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

East Grinstead Choral Society - We rehearse from 7.30pm until 9.45pm on Thursdays in the Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead. The choir performs at least four concerts a year and enjoys a variety of social events, inc. tours home and abroad. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Gales Ladies Badminton Club - We are a small friendly ladies club playing in Crawley Down Village Hall on Thursday 9.30-11.30am. Jan 01293 531826.

Action Group Organisation - are a group of people with special and disabled needs aged 18+ years. We promote disability awareness around Crawley and West Sussex. We meet up on a two weekly ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Crawley Bridge Club - 7.15 p.m. every Wednesday & Friday at Grattons Indoor Bowls Club in Pound Hill. Call Helen, 01342 719779, Betty, 01293 547030. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Crawley Macular Group - Helping People with Central Vision Loss meet on the 3rd Friday of the month (excl. Apr & Dec) in the Bill Buck Room, 1st Floor, Crawley Library 10.30 am - 12.30 pm. For info - 01293 882108

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Rotary Club of Horley - meet at the Cambridge Hotel on Thursday at 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm, followed by a speaker. We raise money for Rotary and local charities and also enjoy many social events at home and abroad. 01293 782425. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Pound Hill WI - meets on 3rd Thursday of each month at 8.00 p.m. at St Barnabas Pastoral Centre, Worth Road, Crawley. We are a lively, friendly, diverse group who will make you very welcome. Give us a try! ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Concordia Singers - A musical programme with professional soloists, orchestras, etc. Thursdays 7.45pm, Crawley URC, Pound Hill.



East Grinstead Old Time Dance Club - Every 3rd Saturday 7-30 till 11pm. Imberborne School, Windmill Lane East Grinstead RH19 2DT. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Copthorne Cricket Club - Are looking for new players to bolster their Saturday squad. We play in Division 2 of the Mid Sussex League. New members (and volunteers) required of any standard. Stewart on 01342 717067



Crawley Floral Arrangement - meets on the second Thursday at 7.30 pm, Crawley Horticultural Hall, Ifield Ave, West Green Crawley. 01293 402905

Scrapbook / Cardmaking Club - 3rd Saturday of each month at The Montefore Hall, Three Bridges. Create memory albums for yourself or for gifts. Contact Alison for more details


Delta Club - Meet on the first and third Thursday of every month in the afternoon. A social club for disabled adults meeting for chats and outings. Transport can be arranged. For more details - Irene on 01293 785133. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Dormans Evening WI - This thriving WI meets in the Parish Room, Dormansland on the second Thursday of each monthat 8:00 pm. Visitors warmly welcomed. You'll find lots of information at ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

East Grinstead Camera Club- We meet every Thursday at 7-45 for 8pm at The Jubilee Community Centre in Charlwoods Rd, East Grinstead, RH19 3HP from the beginning of Sep. until early May. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

The Weald Choir of Crawley - Thursday evening at 8pm in St Richard’s Church,

Three Bridges. A mixed voice choir. or 01293 411355. Crawley Down Evening WI - First Thursday of the month at 7.30 p.m. The Glebe Centre, All Saints Church Hall, Vicarage Road, Ladies, come and join us. Arthritis Care Support Group - Our purpose is to provide support and friendship to people with all kinds of arthritis. We meet on the 4th Thursday of each month at 2.30pm at the Woodhatch Centre in Woodhatch when we have a speaker, tea and raffle and after the meeting anyone who wishes to can stay on and join in a gentle exercise class, the leader of which is familiar with joint problems and limitations. Contact Syliva Mann 01737 242193 Tai Chi for health - All are welcome to a ‘free Introductory Evening’ to learn the slow, controlled and graceful movements of White Crane T’ai Chi. Suitable for all ages. To learn more please come along on Thursday evenings to Edmonds Hall at Horley Town Council offices (rear entrance), Albert Rd, Horley from 7.30pm. For any more info call Colin Hodsdon 07754 387676 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————






Tilgate Park Run - Every Saturday 9am at Tilgate lake. For people of all ages and abilities, runners, joggers and walkers all welcome. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Crawley Filmmakers and Photographers - Meet every Saturday from 9.30 to 1pm at Excelsior Studios, Manor Royal. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Sackville Lacemakers - We meet one Saturday a month from 10 am- 4pm at East Court Mansion, East Court, East Grinstead. If you make lace (or would like to learn), knit, crochet, embroider or sew and would like to join us and learn a new skill, contact Jo Visser on 01342 328751 or Lynda Brown on 01342 311906 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Knit ‘n’ Natter - Crawley Library 2nd and last Saturday every month from 2-4pm. Beginners welcome - for knitting, crochet, embroidery and lively conversation. Refreshments available. For info: ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————



Crawley Croquet Club - We play Thursdays and Sundays afternoons in Worth Park, Milton Mount Av. Pound Hill RH10 3DY. Free parking, accessible by bus. 01293 884469 - ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Book Sale - Hundreds of books, new & secondhand at low prices. + DVDs, CDs & refreshmentson the first Saturday of every month (except Jan) 10am-1pm ST PETER'S CHURCH, IFIELD ROAD, WEST GREEN, CRAWLEY (in aid of church fabric) ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Cyclists Touring Club (CTC) - We are a local section of this National Cycling Charity and we run Sunday bike rides suitable for cyclists of most abilities. Please see our website for details:



Horley Towns Women’s Guild - Strawson Hall, Albert Rd, Horley, on the 2nd Friday of the month at 2.30pm. Details from Marjorie: 01293 771248.

Smallfield Cricket Club - Invites prospective new members to join us at our indoor net sessions running every Sunday from 2 February until 6 April, 9am - 10 am at the Oriel School, Maidenbower. For more info. about us visit or tel Peter 07952224953


Horley Country Market - from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon on Fridays at St John Ambulance Hall, Massetts Rd, Horley. Free admission. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Ifield Barn Theatre Society - on a Friday evening from 8 p.m. Tel: 01293 525030 Actors/backstage/wardrobe/etc ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Crawley Horticultural Soc. Bridge Group - We are a friendly group and play social duplicate bridge on Friday evenings. Secretary: 01293 402868 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————




Free Healthy Walks on Ashdown Forest - Varied walks around Ashdown Forest and surround villages and countryside. Short walks of an hour, no need to book just turn up. For more info: Paula Hubens 07740 899559 /

Crawley Keyboard Club - at The Charis Centre, West Green Drive. Concerts are held on the last Friday of each month at 7.30pm. Ring 01293 530276. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————



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What’s On



2nd March 2014, Sunday, 11am - 3pm - Cat Homing Show Come and meet the cats looking for a new home. Entry free. Donations of cat food appreciated. Redland Colman Centre, Croydon Road, Reigate, RH2 0LZ

14th March 2014, Friday, 7.30 pm - The Ashdown Rambling Club Will be presenting their annual Sybil Martin Memorial Lecture at the Meridian Hall East Court, East Grinstead RH19 3LT. This year the Club welcomes Colin Snook who will be giving an illustrated talk entitled "Oh, Get on With It!", a fascinating account of his 4,000 mile - 347 day charity walk around the coastline of Britain. Talk starts at 8.00pm.  Tickets at door - Club members £1, non-members £2 including refreshments.  For further info - please email or phone Tim on 01342 321842.


6th March, Thursday - 10am-2pm, Good as New Sale, Crawley Hospital Fundrasing by Maria Haines All sales are held in Crawley Hospital Front Hall Donations of Raffle and Tombola prizes, and quality items for Good as New sales always welome - Maria Haines - 01293 403432 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

7th March 2014, Friday, 8pm - Friends of East Grinstead Museum `The Magic of the Pantomime' Ian Gledhill will talk about this enduring and peculiarly British institution, interspersed with personal anecdotes from working and appearing in pantos. East Court Mansion, East Court, East Grinstead —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

8th March 2014, Saturday, 11am - 4pm, Mansion Market Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row. A friendly market held in and around an atmospheric 18th century mansion set in the beautiful Ashdown Forest.   A wide variety of unusual and interesting crafts and produce from local suppliers and many parts of the world; designer clothing, plants, wood/metal/leatherwork, toys, books, jewellery - something to suit all pockets and wishes.   Puppet shows, taster therapy sessions and an all-day café serving delicious food. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

9th March 2014, Sunday, 9.45 - 3pm - Ashplats Conservation Group Will be meeting at East Court Pavilion at 9:45am as usual on the second Sunday of the month. This month we will be looking at assembling and then erecting nesting boxes in Ashplats Wood. All are welcome to join us for a bit of fresh air and some healthy exercise. For more info visit or ring Chris on 01342 311198, or just turn up on the day. Accompanied children are more than welcome. Wear old clothes, bring a drink and some lunch. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————


15th March 2014, Saturday, 9.30am - Parish Jumble Sale St. Barnabas Church Hall, Worth Road, Pound Hill, Crawley, RH10 7EB. Refreshments available, all welcome. Entrance 40p, children free. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

17th March 2014, Monday, 7.45 pm - East Grinstead Natural History Society Talk: East Sussex Wildlife rescue/ambulance service – Trevor Weekes MBE. All meetings take place at St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead starting at 19.45. Visitors £4 including refreshments. Contact Lesley Berry on 01342 324955 for more details —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

20th March, Thursday - 10am-2pm, Good as New Sale, Crawley Hospital Fundrasing by Maria Haines All sales are held in Crawley Hospital Front Hall Donations of Raffle and Tombola prizes, and quality items for Good as New sales always welome - Maria Haines - 01293 403432 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

21st March 2014, Friday, 7.30pm, East Grinstead Society - Wickendens 1907 - 2010.

A talk by GEOFF WICKENDEN who spent 42 of the 103 years of the existence of the well love shop in the High Street listening to family stories and being closely involved with the shop himself. Main Hall, East Court, off College Lane. £1.00 members, £1.50 for non members who are most welcome. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

22nd March 2014, Saturday, 7pm, Handel: Brockes Passion. East Grinstead Choral Society, directed by Richard Jenkinson With internationally renown tenor, Neil Jenkins as Evangelist and Meridian Chamber Orchestra, leader George Clifford. Tickets:  Adult £12  Under 18/disabled £5   Family (2 adults, up to 4 children) £25. for further information visit our website at: Box office: Bullfrog Music or Margaret Barnett 01342 328774 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

26th March 2014, Wednesday, 10-12am, Spring Coffee Morning at Heatherley Cheshire Home, Effingham Lane, Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3HS. There will be a variety of stalls including the ever popular tombola and raffle aswell as a delicious cake stall. Refreshments are available and the chance to sit and chat. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

29th March 2014, Saturday, 10-4pm, Charity Yoga Day The Heron Centre, Lingfield, —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

29th March 2014, Saturday, 2pm, Worth Horticultural Society, Spring Flower Show & Table Top Sale At the Haven. Exhibitors 9.00am until 10.30am - Public Entry 2.00pm. For further info : Martyn Mason, Chairman on 01342 714858 or to hire a table contact: Shirley Donaldson, Membership Secretary on 01342 713423 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

3rd April, Thursday - 10am-2pm, Good as New Sale, Crawley Hospital Fundrasing by Maria Haines All sales are held in Crawley Hospital Front Hall Donations of Raffle and Tombola prizes, and quality items for Good as New sales always welome - Maria Haines - 01293 403432 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

5th April 2014, Saturday, 7pm, Forest Row Choral Society Present Mozart's Requiem with chorales and solos from Bach's St John Passion. Conductor Tom Scratchley. On Saturday April 5th at 7 pm in Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row. Tickets: Adults £12 (under - 16s £5) on the door or in advance from Seasons, Forest Row. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————



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Glazing, Rockwell Installations, 72 Gutter Cleaning & Repairs, Russell's Gutters, 56 Hair & Beauty Salon, RV Hair Design, 31 Hair & Beauty Salon, Salon 59, 31 Hair Salon, Signatures Hair Studio, 31 Handyman, I C The Handyman, 46 Heating Services, Storaheat, 48 Heating Services, Tiltwood Heating Services, 49 Home Improvement Specialist, Wealden Contracts Ltd, 37 Hotel and Restaurant, Arora International Hotel, 19 Hypnotherapist, Becky Wells Ltd, 34 Interiors Blinds, Interior Blinds UK Ltd, 43 Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters, Flanders Kitchens & Bathrooms, 42 Kitchen and Bathroom Services, Dream Doors Interiors Ltd, 41 Landscaping, Branching Out Landscapes, 57 Landscaping, P.L.A Landscaping, 56 Leisure Centre, Freedom Leisure, 14 Leisure Centre, Freedom Leisure, 15 Letting Agents, Martin & Co, 38 Locksmiths, Lees Locks, 46 Mobile Hairdresser, Natalie Mobile Hair, 31 MOT Centre, Rowfant Garage, 22 Motor Services, Austec Racing (UK), 22 Outdoor Pursuits, Blackland Farm, 23 Oven Cleaning, Cookerburra, 49 Oven Cleaning, Dirty Ovens, 49 Oven Cleaning, Oven Love, 49 Oven Cleaning, Oven Rescue West Sussex, 49 Painter and Decorator, Alpha & Omega Decorators, 48 Painter and Decorator, L & B Decorators, 48 Pest Control,, 57 Pest Control, PestBoff, 57 Photographer, Boudoir- Me , 29 Physiotherapy, The Horder Centre, 33 Plasterer, Paynes Plastering, 49 Plastering/General Builder, A M Brockbank, 49 Plumbing and Heating, Aquagas Energy Limited, 50 Plumbing and Heating, D B Plumbing and Heating, 49 Plumbing and Heating, I D Plumbing Services, 50 Plumbing and Heating, Martin Blake Plumbing & Heating, 50 Plumbing and Heating, Tim Burberry Plumbing, 41 Plumbing, Barry Arnold Plumbing, 50 Property Maintenance, KLC Property Services, 49 Property Maintenance, Rapid Property Services, 39 Public House and Restaurant, The Red Lion, 19 Restaurant, Dal Nonno, 20 Roofing, D J Sheppard Roofing, 50 Satellite/TV, Norsat, 39 Segway Experience, Segway Unleashed, 23 Shoes and Accessories, Suitables, 31 Skip Hire, R B Mini Skips, 54 Swimming School, Puffins Swim School, 17 Swimming School, Tracy Lowe Swim School, 16 Takeaway Food, The Master Fryer, 19 Taxi Services, RH10 Cars, 22 Theatre, Hawth Theatre, 9 Tree Care and Fencing, D R Newland Treecare & Fencing, 57 Tree Care, Bartlett Tree Experts, 54 Tree Surgeons, All Seasons Tree Surgeons, 57 Tree Surgeons, Floran Tree, 57 Tree Surgeons, J Ledger Tree Care, 57 Tree Surgeons, The Green Men, 55 Tree Surgeons, Townscape Tree Works, 57 Tuition, Jeff Smith Tuition, 16 Video and Cine transfer to DVD, Lost in the Loft, 23 Wedding venue, Rowfant House , 20 Will Writing Service, Assured Wills Sussex, 26 Window Cleaning, Shiners, 43 Windows & Conservatories, Window Mart, 2


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