Help Please !

St Mark’s Churchyard needs a tidy up!

Now that the wild flowers have died back and seeds dispersed, the grass has been strimmed ready to be raked up.

There is also a good deal of debris to clear from other areas and we need some help ! Could you spare an hour or two?

We are aiming to do this on Saturday, 30th October, meeting at 9.30 am in the churchyard.

Anyone who can assist please bring a rake, gloves and clippers.

Contact Janet Tourell for further information: 01825 830478
Thank you!

The Christmas Market is back !

We are delighted to announce The Christmas Market is back ! Do join us if you can in the Village Hall on Saturday 27th November between 10 am and 1.30 pm.

Tea Coffee and cakes will be served all morning.

Stalls will include Cards, Gifts, Clothes, Jewellery, Preserves, Locally Produced Meat and Bric-a Brac

Monthly Quiz Night at the New Inn

 

Did you know that there is a monthy quiz night held at The New Inn on the first Tuesday of every month?  To enter you will need a team of four and a team name. All are welcome, Entry fee is £5

The next quiz will be held on Tuesday 2nd November. We hope to see you there !

 

Race Night Postponement

We are disappointed to announce the cancellation of our Race Night scheduled for Saturday 23rd Oct at the Village Hall.  We were taken aback with the generous support of so many – all the races and horses were sold and Julian Michaelson-Yeates was busily preparing a delicious curry for an expected eighty people.  Unfortunately, the take-up of bookings did not match our optimism and with such a low number, we decided to cancel.  There may be several reasons to explain this but we suspect that continued anxiety about gathering in a confined indoor space with others was a real issue.

 We have re-scheduled the Race Night for Saturday 26th March 2022.  Thanks for your continued support for our new hall and please continue to visit our website and Facebook pages to keep in touch with our progress.

 Best wishes,
Bob Lake on behalf of HDCC

 

Race Night in the Village Hall

The New Village Hall Committee are pleased to announce we will be holding a “Race Night”
On Saturday 23rd October in the Village Hall.
Do come along and enjoy a curry and a flutter on the horses.
This event will be to raise funds towards our New Village Hall.
There are lots of ways you can join in and support us.

Sponsor a race for £50 and name the race!
Become a race horse owner, only £5 per horse. There will be prizes on the night for the winning owners.
Bets will cost £1 per horse, prize money will be shared equally between winners and HDCC
Tables of eight will be available.
Tickets are £15 per head and include curry*, rice and a popadom!
There will be a licensed bar…

FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO BUY TICKETS PLEASE CONTACT BOB ON 830857

*Vegetarian curry available, please pre-order with your ticket

 

Lottery Winners Announced

 

The 14th draw of the HDCC Lottery Club took place at the Village Societies AGM held at the Village Hall on 23rd July 2021.  Our thanks to all those who have recently renewed their subscriptions. The lucky winners are :

First Prize – ticket number 76
£146 – Joan Wiltshire

Second Prize -ticket number 224
£109.50 – Lindsey Waddington

Third Prize – ticket number 104
£36.50 – Bob Spencer

 

Village Lottery Draw

 

The New Village Hall Committee is pleased to confirm the next Lottery Draw will be held at the Combined village societies AGM  on the 23rd July in the Village Hall. The Committee would like to thank everyone that has renewed their numbers this year. There are still numbers available to purchase. Tickets are £12 annually, a maximum of 12 tickets can be held by one participant. There are three draws per year and the jackpot is shared between  3 entrants.

The  prize fund will be 50% of the Income for that 4 month period—

1st prize = 50% of prize fund.
2nd prize = 37.5% of prize fund.
3rd prize = 12.5% of prize fund.

Please contact Janet Tourell if you would like to purchase a ticket or renew your numbers Email: jtourell@btinternet.com

The next draw, after the 23rd July, will be held at the Christmas Market, also in the Village Hall. Dates for this will be published here and on the lottery page of New Village Hall website as soon as they have been confirmed.

*For full details of the HDCC Lottery including terms and conditions please visit our website here

**For details of previous draws please visit our website here

 

Village Societies AGM

The AGM, due to be held in February, was postponed due to Covid-19 Restrictions. We are pleased to announce it has now been re-scheduled for 23rd July. Please come along to hear from your Village Societies, perhaps you are interested in volunteering or are new to the village? All are welcome, refreshments will be served. The meeting will be held at the Village Hall at 7.30 pm

Urgent call for new volunteers

Is the future of our local playing field at the crossroads?

Yes, this does sound dramatic but the reality is that future of this much loved local community amenity is very uncertain.

What do you know about the playing field?

Opened in 1975 it has provided a space for walkers, informal recreation and both cricket and football pitches for competitive sport.  This provision has relied on the goodwill and commitment of a succession of volunteers.

What does it involve?

It requires local people to give of their time generously to maintain and improve the facility and raise much of the funding to pay for this.

 

Why is the future of the facility in doubt?

Worryingly the current committee numbers just three trustees and one committee member.  It is the case that also these volunteers undertake much of the fund-raising and maintenance and they’re not getting any younger!!  Two of the trustees are over 70 and one over 65 years of age.

What do we need?  WE NEED NEW VOLUNTEERS.

People of all ages, of both genders and those with disabilities would be welcome and no previous experience is required.

How can you help?

In addition to the specific roles – chairperson, treasurer and secretary, there are places for members to help with organising fund raising and events, – examples of such activities are the Firework and Bonfire Evening, Pop Up suppers, Race and Quiz nights.  Committee meetings annually total six and usually are held in the pavilion.

Other volunteers  Grass cutting, football pitch line-marking, cricket wicket maintenance, pavilion repair and upkeep, drainage ditch clearance – activities to name but a few! The first three tasks need to be carried out on a weekly basis and the others through maintenance/working party sessions on Saturday mornings – usually six annually.

Do you think you can help? Interested?  Would you like to find out more?  As a first step, why not visit the Playing Field website visit the Playing Field website hdpf.uk and click on the Contact Us in the menu.

Many thanks
The Trustees, Hadlow Playing Field.