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In November, the Sussex Community Foundation published its report - Sussex Uncovered 3.
It is a data-fuelled report that looks at the needs and strengths of Sussex - East, West and Brighton and Hove.  A key finding is that homelessness has risen dramatically in parts of Sussex, with many more individuals and families on the edge of losing their homes.
Click on the link below to read the full report.
Sussex Uncovered 2019

If you receive an email from “me,” – from irene.marchant@alphaproject.net and the reply email address is irene.marchantv@btinternet.com – PLEASE DELETE IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT CLICK ANY LINKS.
This is a strange one and BT are looking into it.  My BT email address has not been active for some 6/7 years and did not have the “v” in it.
I’ve run a full scan on all my devices and they are safe.
Irene – Parish Clerk

Apologies once again, I've had to abandon trying to insert the table into a post, so have gone down the belt and braces route of a .pdf showing dates and times of all events so far - these will be updated as necessary.

Programme of Events

Third Time!  Trying to get the post to accept a table.
Our beautiful and unique church, All Saints, will celebrate its 900th anniversary in 2020.  Below is a list of celebratory events and is a programme designed to include as much of the Village and wider community as possible.  Please put these dates in your diary and come to as many as you would like.

  
Saturday 11.04.20 - 7pmCelebrations begin with an Easter Vigil at the Church, led by Bishop Laurie Green
A Saturday in MayVillage Hall Quiz
Sunday 07.06.20 - 10amA special church service for pets
Saturday 27.06.20 - 2pmVillage cricket match and picnic during the afternoon, followed by Songs of Praise at 6pm in the Church, led by Archdeacon Edward Dowler
Saturday 04.07.20 - 7.30pmThe Wealden Consort Choir performing "Music Across the Ages" in the Church
Saturday 05.09.20Village Day - an exhibition in the Church, an Open Day at the Walled Garden, Mountfield Court and a Community Gathering in the Village Hall
10am a 5-hour ramble through the parishes of Mountfield, Brightling and Netherfield
Sunday 13.09.20 Mountfield Ride and Walk
Sunday 04.10.20The Primrose Quartet Concert in the Church - part of Battle Festival
Thursday 15.10.20An evening of storytelling about the history of Mountfield, in the Church
Sunday 01.11.20All Saints Day service, marking the official 900th birthay of the Church, led by Bishop Martin of Chichester
Dates to be confirmedConcert with the children of Vinehall School
Village Hall Quiz

A very special part of Village Day will be an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia covering the history of All Saints and the village of Mountfield.  It will include church photographs of weddings, christenings, funerals, vicars of the past and village activities.  Posters and flyers, drawings of the church, paintings, and the Tithe Map circa 1830.
Do you have any photographs or memorabilia which you would allow to be copied or scanned and then exhibited in the Church, also photographs of friends or family who are buried or remembered in the Church Yard?  If so, do please contact -
Trish Jones T: 01580 880431, email: trish.mountfield@hotmail.co.uk

Mountfield Village Hall is getting into the Christmas Spirit!
The Children's Christmas Party is on Saturday 14.12.19 from 12 - 2pm.  Food, drinks and, of course, that Very Special Visitor.
Again on the 14.12.19, in the evening, there will be a Christmas Quiz with a 7.30-8pm start.  There is a £5 per person entry and this will include a buffet.  There are prizes and a Christmas raffle.  No more than 6 people per team please.
Reserve your table now by emailing - steveclsmith@hotmail.co.uk or phone/text 07895 463231.

As usual over the Christmas period there will be changes to waste collection arrangements with no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve.  From Monday 13.01.20 all waste and recycling collections will return to their normal days.
This year RDC will not be sending out calendars to residents, thereby saving £16,000 in postage alone.
To find out when your waste and recycling collections will take place over the Christmas period, please go to the links below - you can also subscribe to My Alerts and RDC will email you weekly reminders and local information.
RDC Christmas Waste Collection dates
http://www.rother.gov.uk/whenismybinday

As in previous years, garden waste collections will be suspended for two weeks over the Christmas period from 25.12.19 to 07.01.20 inclusive.

Rother District Council is consulting on its budget for 2020-21 and has to find over £3M in savings.
They would like to hear your response on the options to change how their services are delivered as this work will be delivering a substantial part of their proposed savings.  The consultation is open until 31.01.20.
Click on the link below to have your say -
http://www.rother.gov.uk/budget2020