MONDAY, 12TH MARCH 2018 AT 10AM Come and join the Parish Council and members of the community including children from the local schools to celebrate this great family of nations, its diverse cultures and communities and raise the flag with us!!
A small ceremony will be held outside Hapstead Hall followed by refreshments in the hall. Everyone welcome, please do come along and join in. For further information please contact the Parish Clerk on 01444 226209
Ardingly Films presents ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ filmed locally in Ashdown Forest. As always tickets are available in advance from Ardingly Post Office and Fellows Bakery at £6 each. Doors open at 7pm with film starting at 7.30pm and refreshments will be available during the 15 minute interval.
Do you need help with your tablet, smart phone or laptop? Then why not come along to one of the Mid Sussex Older People Council drop in centres. No need to book, no matter what level of expertise you have, the IT champions are happy to answer any questions. Monday afternoons from 4.30pm to 5.15pm at Ardingly College. These sessions run throughout the school term. For further details call 01444 242760 or see the poster here
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 Ardingly Scarecrow Festival! It was wonderful to see so many people support the Ardingly Safer Streets initiative and so many scarecrows appear around the village. With 61 scarecrows in total, this was a fantastic turn out for our first Scarecrow Festival! Ardingly residents Esther Clutton, Sophie Koziarski and Tamara Nelson organised the festival as part of the Safer Streets in Ardingly campaign. As parents of young children, they set up the campaign to raise awareness of the problem of speeding traffic in the village. The goal of the Scarecrow Festival was to bring together the community in a positive way to demonstrate the need for measures to be taken to slow down the traffic. The campaign hopes to build on and work alongside the project already underway by the Parish Council and the Traffic Committee, which has recently seen the installation of Speed Indicator Devices, as well as the other Phase 1 measures which are due to be implemented within the next year. In addition to scarecrows, local children have drawn posters encouraging drivers to slow down, which have also been positioned around the village. Thanks to all those that supported this event and to Hanson Aggregates who sponsored the hi-vis tabards displaying a large 30mph sign printed on the reverse, these tabards send out a clear message to the traffic passing through the village, and we are really pleased to see these being worn by parents and children on their way to and from school.
Scarecrows helping slowing down the traffic through the village
Plans are already underway for the 2018 Scarecrow Festival so start planning your scarecrow design now!
Please note that Metrobus have introduced a new 25% Student Discount that replaces the Student 3in1 scheme that is now ending. 25% of the adult bus fare for Crawley Metrorider period tickets – Horsham Metrorider period tickets – Metrovoyager period tickets only when purchased on the key smartcard. For further details contact 01293 449191 or go to the Metrobus website metrobus.co.uk or see the attached Metro Bus Poster