Lent Appeal for donations to Battle Food Bank

I have had an email from Ann-Marie asking for donations from the three parishes – Brightling, Mountfield and Netherfield, for the Lent Appeal for Battle Food Bank.  Donations can be brought to church services from 7th March (Mountfield) or left at Brightling Rectory.  This appeal will run until Easter 4th April.
The things that are most needed at the moment are

  • Milk – UHT or powdered.
  • Sugar – 500g
  • Orange/lemon squash
  • Tinned potatoes/instant mashed potato
  • Pasta sauces
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Tinned rice pudding
  • Ready made custard
  • Tea bags
  • Instant coffee
  • Jam
  • Peanut butter
  • Biscuits
  • Chocolate treats
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Cans of soup
  • Tinned meat

New planning application for Mountfield

Mountfield has a new planning application – RR/2021/21/P
3 Church Cottages, Church Road – construction of replacement garage/carport with storage room in roof and external staircase.
Click on the link below to see full details on the RDC planning website

Click here to see full details on the RDC planning website

This application will be on the agenda at the next MPC meeting on 09.03.21

Dark Skies information

Dear Parish Clerks

We are excited to send to you our latest Dark Skies education resource and we hope that you distribute this to your local facebook pages or websites.

High Weald Star Stories: Orion the Hunter – YouTube

People have looked up at the stars for thousands of years and seen pictures and stories. The High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has some of the darkest skies in the South East; now, light pollution threatens our wildlife and means we see fewer stars. Listen as our Education Officer Rachel tells the atmospheric story of Orion the Hunter, founded thousands of years ago in Greek mythology. You will hear the story of one of our most-loved constellations and learn how to help reduce light pollution, so we can all see the stories in the stars for centuries to come. Why not wrap up warm, stand outside and listen while looking up at the night sky?

Suitable for ages 7+ (references to hunting and death in Greek mythology).

This video is a KS2 resource from the High Weald Hero education programme: http://www.highweald.org/learn-about/…​. Learn more about the Dark Skies of the High Weald AONB at: http://www.highweald.org/look-after/d…

South Downs National Park is also running an exciting Dark Skies series of events Dark Skies Festival: Dark Skies Festival (darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk)

CPRE have also launched their Dark Skies count Dark skies – CPRE

Many thanks for your support.

Best wishes

Clerk to JAC, Grants & Team Support Officer
T:01424 723011

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