West Sussex County Council full election and Mid Sussex District Council by-election following the resignation of Katy Bourne who has become our PCC.
At the Queen's Hall
WSCC candidates: Stephen Blanch - Lib Dem Pete Bradbury - Con Marc Montgomery - UKIP Sarah Moss - Labour
MSDC candidates: Stephen Blanch - Lib Dem Pete Bradbury - Con Stuart Gilboy - Labour
Annual Parish Meeting
In the Council Chamber.
Katy Bourne, our Sussex Police Commissioner, is coming to speak and take questions on her role. There will also be the Chairman's report on the past year of the Parish Council
Friday Afternoon French Conversation in May
Revive & improve your French for the summer...
Informal French chat with an introduction to new vocabulary and expressions
3,10,17 & 24 May at Cuckfield Baptist Church Hall, Polestub Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5GP
Contact Kate Trotman (email@example.com/01444 454360)
£35 for 4 sessions
Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm
Independent State of Cuckfield - Cuckoo Fayre Any local organisations, charities, or schools wanting to run a stall at the fayre, then please contact Jim Ayling at the White Harte on 01444 413454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 12:30 Recreation Ground
Cuckfield Vintage Emporium
Vintage and Country antiques Fair, Queens Hall, Cuckfield High St. 25+ Stall holders selling Vintage Finds and Decorative antiques... for further info contact Darcy 07773360631
Cuckfield Local market
Talbot Inn Courtyard
James Bond Casino Night
A fabulous evening fundraiser for Cuckfield Pre-School Playgroup. Tickets are £12.50 per person with a welcome drink and nibbles. Bar with James Bond cocktails, Casino, quiz and disco. All are welcome. Dress to Kill. Queen's Hall, Cuckfield. Tickets from Wealden Store, Playgroup or phone 01444 457042
Time: 7.30 till 11.30
Flaneur Bistro opening today
Open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday 12-2pm Open for dinner Thursday-Saturday 7-9.15pm (9.15 for last orders)
Bookings for private functions available in new first floor dining room.
visit www.flaneurcuckfield.co.uk for online bookings or call 454190.
Time: see details
Chemicals Expert to talk about pollution and health risks of fracking in Sussex
In The Old School
Distinguished Australian Scientist Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith will be here to talk to us and answer our questions about the scientific evidence on fracking, and its impacts on environment and communities.
Mariann Lloyd-Smith is Senior Advisor to the Australian National Toxics Network and IPEN. She has 20+ years' experience in chemicals policy and waste management. She was a member of the UN Expert Group on Climate Change and Chemicals. She co-authored Australia's national management plans for hazardous waste, and has presented the findings to governments and communities across Australia, UK and Europe.
Trained as a negotiator in chemical disputes, she has helped residents with their negotiations over contaminated land and has participated in the international negotiating committees (INCs) for the Stockholm, Rotterdam and Basel Conventions, the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety and the Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM).
In Cuckfield, she will discuss what is known about the industry's chemical use, the current evidence of chemical releases to air and water, increases in methane emissions, and the problems of dealing with the related wastes. Her talk will also focus on how communities across Australia from all walks of life and all shades of politics have joined forces to resist the expansion of 'unconventional gas' activities.
Cuckfield Crafts and Market
Monthly market held in the Queens hall Cuckfield an eclectic mix of traditional crafts,home produce,cakes,jams and chutneys with design led home interior stalls,shabby chic and vintage gifts and home-wares, handbags, scarves and stunning jewellery. Also present each month will be beautiful photographic cards and prints,Phoenix cards,Usborne books and our regular tearoom where you can enjoy fresh homemade cakes,savouries, and light snacks All welcome no admittance fee for stall enquiries please contact Beverley on 01444 440274 or email email@example.com
Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop
Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop Our one-day 'Introduction to Mindfulness' workshops introduce participants to the key principles of living mindfully, offering some basic practices to help cultivate mindfulness in daily life. As well as an experiential introduction to each of the core practices taught on the eight-week MBSR course, we explore where mindfulness comes from, as well as some of the latest scientific evidence for its effectiveness. Participants are also pointed to ways they can begin to develop their own practice. These workshops offer an opportunity for those curious about mindfulness or considering an eight-week MBSR course to find out more. The workshop is led by co-author of The Mindful Manifesto, Ed Halliwell and will run from 10am-5pm at The Old School, Cuckfield. Coffee and tea will be available on arrival and a light vegetarian lunch will be provided. The cost is £85. Pre-registration is essential for this workshop. For further information or to book please visit www.mindfulnesssussex.co.uk or call Ed directly on 07989 965994.
Charity Welly Walk around Cuckfield
Community 2.7 Mile charity Welly Walk around Cuckfield in aid of Farm Africa Hosted by Holy Trinity Primary School
A sponsor form can be downloaded from the website below - or collected from school / Wealden Stores / village pubs. Alternatively donate when you sign in. £1.00 for children and £2.00 for Adults to get the maps.
Registration at: Holy Trinity Primary School (Glebe Road, Cuckfield) only between 0900am and 10.30 to sign in and collect a map (Guide time of 1.5 hours to complete the walk). Sign in; walk around the school grounds trail then complete the High Weald village walk - arrive back at HT school to sign back in relax and enjoy some refreshments
Tea / coffee / refreshments/ cakes sold on the grounds by PTA & Raffle at £1.00 per ticket.
Time: start between 9 & 10.30am
Clinic Open Day for Friends of Woodlands Meed
The Clinic at Borde Hill invite you to pop in and meet the therapists, attend a short talk on a variety of health related topics and support Woodlands Meed school by enjoying a cuppa and cake or entering our raffle. Talk Schedule is as follows: 12:45 Acupuncture, 1:30 Natural Teeth Whitening, 2:00 Mindfulness session, 2:45 Gait analysis (Podiatry/Chiropody), 3:20 Osteopathy for animals (demo!), 3:45 Guided meditation. Enter the raffle and win a FREE treatment from our Acupuncturist, Chiropodist, Reflexologist or Healer. You could also win Dinner for 2 at Jeremy's Restaurant, Tea for 2 at Cafe Elvira or a bunch of flowers from Seymour & Dench. Oh, there's a box of Hotel Chocolat choccies waiting for one lucky winner.. We are at Naldred Farm Offices on Borde Hill Lane, just north of Borde Hill Gardens (RH16 1XR). See you later
Cuckfield Branch of the NSPCC will be holding their annual Plant Sale on Saturday 18 May 10.15-1.30. A wide variety of plants including vegetables, patio plants and unusual plants. Coffee and homemade cakes and an attractive garden to wander around. Entrance free. Plants to sell very welcome. Please ring 01444 459579 453582 for further information.
Time: 10.15 - 1.30
Murder In Company!
Our Spring production this year is "Murder in Company" which is a humorous whodunit based around a dramatic society - and which is quite pertinent to CDS (without the violence!!) - and is directed by Harriet Sheldon and has a cast with some new faces. We will be performing for only 3 nights this time, Thursday 30 May though Saturday 1st June; tickets are £7.50 for Thursday and £9.00 for Friday and Saturday. All performances start at 8:00 p.m. and the doors open from 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from Mansell McTaggart's or by telephone on 01444 - 452911
Time: Doors open 7.30