Balcombe stretches from the famous Ouse viaduct in the South up to the forest ridges in the North and West, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. This village of 600 houses, some very old, lies conveniently on the London to Brighton railway line, and is close to Gatwick airport. With its wide range of facilities, clubs and associations, Balcombe is well managed by a forward thinking Parish Council.
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Pilates classes

I am a Body Control Pilates certified teacher and run small classes to allow individual supervision and support. Enjoy a balanced mind-body workout. Improve posture, core stability. Feel lengthened, toned and more flexible. Increase body awareness. Improve joint health, strength and mobility. Re-educate your body to help prevent damage to joints and avoid injury. Relax and reduce tension.
Classes start in early November on Mondays from 10 to 11am.
£48 for a 6 week block.
Contact Karen Clark on 07903 651 356
Visit http://www.worthpilates.co.uk/ for more information


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Victory Hall Film Shows

The Management Committee of the Victory Hall is very pleased to announce that the next film to be screened at the Hall will be the award winning war drama “The Book Thief”. The film stars Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson.

 This screening will be Friday 17th October starting at 7.30 PM.

The running time will be 131 minutes, with an interval for refreshments mid-way through. The screening will again be provided by the same professional “touring cinema” company, and the layout for the showing will be the usual “cafe style”.

 Tickets for this film will be £6.00. As usual, these can be purchased in advance from Threads. Demand is expected to be high – so please book early!

 Please note that this film is rated 12A

 Dates for your Diary!

 Our next film will be Friday 14th November: The Love Punch

 More details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Fracking

Please visit the Balcombe Parish Council website for more details.

 

Hoops and Signals

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The story of former Balcombe resident Thomas Ireland, signalman and barrel hoop maker.
Written by his great grandson John Ireland, based on his father's journal and diaries.
Click on the image for more information on the publisher website.

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Faster Broadband for Balcombe

Lindifeld now has superfast broadband but BT say they will only install it in Balcombe if there is sufficient demand. Visit their website to register your interest.

In addition, you can also register interest at the WSCC website

Stranger and Stranger

A new book by local resident Robert McMullen

The true story of an unlikely encounter in the
extraordinary life of a young man diagnosed with M.E.

For more details, visit the website.


Watercolour Painting Classes

These will be held in the Victory Hall
from 10am to 12 noon from Wednesday 28th September.
£12 for 2 hours
For more details, ring Esther on 077 3603 5434

Child Minding

There is a need for childcare in the village for those parents who work or want to work. Would residents be interested in a web page where they could see if there was anyone who wanted to share care or anyone who had spaces could let people know?
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Email an administrator if you would like to make an announcement.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin: 3rd September 2014

 

August has seen a marked reduction in crime for our area when compared with July, with the most common incident being vehicle crime.

Cuckfield Parish

Between 30/07/14 and 01/08/14 a vehicle parked in Ardingly Road was scratched. In Buttinghill Drive between 14/08/14 and 21/08/14 a garden hose with bracket was stolen along with locks and handles from a garden gate.

Slaugham Parish

On 03/08/14 there was an attempted burglary to a property in Staplefield Lane, Warninglid.

A vehicle in Truggers, Handcross had a tyre slashed during the day on 31/08/14.

Balcombe Parish

Over an unknown period there has been an attempt to gain entry to an unoccupied property in Newlands.

Ansty & Staplefield Parish

Overnight on 01/08/14 a car window was smashed by a ball bearing in Cuckfield Road, Staplefield. Nearby in Slaugham Road, Staplefield a large quantity of diesel was stolen from a farm overnight on 23/08/14.

Sussex Police are currently promoting the use of the UK National Property Register “Immobilise”. This is a free register of possession ownership details and together with sister sites forms a very effective tool in helping to reduce crime and return recovered items to their rightful owners.

Immobilise can be used by members of the public and businesses to register valued possessions or assets. As a direct result of Immobilise there are over 250 cases per week where property is returned or information collected that assists Police in investigating criminal activity involving stolen goods. For more information and to begin registering your possessions please visit www.immobilise.com


Many thanks

 PCSO Jayne Milne

Haywards Heath Police Station

Voicemail: 101 ext 21901

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Twitter: @hheath_police

 
Please do not reply to this email to report crimes or incidents…Contact us online or call101 when it's less urgent than 999

 

Click here to visit Balcombe Village Neighbourhood Watch

Balcombe History Society

 

Dates for your diaries: Tuesday 16th September

“The History of Cricket in Balcombe” – Albert Constable, ardent cricketer and retired Estate Manager, will give us an insight into the history of the village club, and where Balcombe cricket began. This will be held at the Victory Hall, starting at 8pm.
 
 

Balcombe Village Market

Crafts, gifts and local produce for
sale in the Victory Hall plus Forest Room from
10am to 2pm on 25th October.
Tombola andrefreshments.
Free entry.
New stallholders each month.

Stalls available for £18. Free stalls outside
(Charity donation to St Catherine's Hospice)

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on
01444 811462

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WANT SOME FUN ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS?

 

Then come along to the Bowls Club House after 4.30 pm (by the Recreation Ground), all ages are made very welcome and we have spare bowls for you to give it a go, the only thing we will need is dry weather!!

 

Look at our club page on this site for further details.

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