At the May Parish Council Meeting Will Meldrum stood down as chair and proposed Mick Brixey to be new chair of the Council. Mick was subsequently elected as was Derek Stutchbury as vice chair. Will Meldrum commented: “Being chair of the council for four years has been an honour and we have achieved a lot over this period including delivering our Neighbourhood Plan and establishing allotments int he village. I believe that we should see regular change in senior roles to ensure new ideas can come to the fore and for the council to remain vibrant. I wish Mick and Derek the very best as they lead our council; I will remain on board to ensure a smooth transition.”
Come along to Hapstead Hall on a Thursday morning from 10 am to 12 noon and discover the Ardingly Country Market. On Thursday, 2nd June a demonstration of lace making will be taking place so come along for a cup of tea/coffee and cake and have a look at the variety of produce for sale including fresh produce, plants, key rings, jute bags, brooches, rag dolls, wax art pictures and cards. Open every Thursday, with the exception of the 9th June.
The spring meeting of the History Society will be in Hapstead Hall on Tuesday 12th April at 7.45pm. Our President, Mr Michael Denman is indisposed and his talk has been postponed. Instead Jeremy Hodgkinson will present “The Weald Iron Industry – iron age to 19th Century”. All welcome, admission non-members £3.
Please note that the successful ‘Get Connected’ drop in sessions will return in the New Year from January 11th 2016. If you are aged 50 plus and living in Ardingly or nearby and want to learn how to find the best ways to get connected to your friends and family via the internet or mobile device then come along. Students from Ardingly College will be available to help you and the sessions are free with refreshments provided. Further information contact Mid Sussex Older People’s Council on 01444 242760.
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