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11-10-2017 at 3:37 PM

Apple pressing - change of venue

The East Chiltington Apple Pressing will now take place on the Hollycroft Field – NOT the TECT Orchard as previously advertised.


Bring along your harvest of apples and pears any time between 10.30am and 1.30pm – and please bring containers to hold your juice too.


And remember, there’s a shared supper from 6.30pm in the marquee on the Hollycroft Field.

10-10-2017 at 9:08 AM

Harvest supper - change of time

The Harvest Supper this Saturday is now from 6.30pm so all the little people can get fed before bedtime. Feel free to roll up to the marquee anytime from 6.30pm onwards. TECT are providing jacket spuds, soup and bread but please bring something sumptuous to share and your own drink!! 
For anyone that has very kindly offered to help with putting up the marquee, we will meet at the rotunda on the Hollycroft field at midday.
Don't forget apple pressing in the Orchard, 10.30-1.30pm too.
Looking forward to seeing you.
Jo on behalf of TECT.


07-10-2017 at 4:35 PM

Apple pressing and harvest supper - Sat 14th October. Help needed!

Help needed for the Harvest Supper! Saturday 14th October.

10.30-1.30pm: apple pressing in the Orchard - bring your own harvest of apples or pears and containers!

7.30pm til late: harvest supper food share on the Hollycroft field. We’ll put up the small parish marquee and light a fire outside.

TECT will provide jacket spuds and bowls of hot soup but please do bring a dish to share (cheese or pudding or pie?), something to drink and your own bowls/cutlery etc.

I'm looking for 6 people to help put up the small parish marquee at about midday on Saturday. Please let me know if you can help. email  jowhite100@googlemail.com or phone 07814162625

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you all next Saturday.

Jo on behalf of TECT

05-09-2017 at 10:26 AM

TECT News and diary dates

The East Chiltington Trust has been looking at the viability of creating a wildlife pond in the TECT field. The pond could be a much needed haven for wildlife, increase the biodiversity of the field and enrich the area for us humans too! We have been looking at initial designs but the most important step is to find out what you all think; is this an idea that you would support?

To that end, the Trustees would like to invite you to a consultation evening on Monday 30th October from 7.30pm at the Jolly Sportsman. TECT Trustee and South Downs National Park lead, Andy Gatticker will talk us through the many benefits that ponds bring to local environments, some design ideas for our field and the impact that this will have. If you can't make it, we are planning to send information out to every household in the parish so you will still be able give us your feedback. We really hope that as many people as possible will come and find out more.

Another date for your diary - we will hold our annual apple day and harvest supper on Saturday 14th October.

10.30-1.30pm: apple pressing in the Orchard - bring your own harvest and containers!

7.30pm til late: harvest supper food share on the Hollycroft field. We’ll put up the small parish marquee, light a fire and provide warming bowls of soup and jacket potatoes. Please bring other harvest delights and drink to share!


25-07-2017 at 2:33 PM

The Springett and Campion Educational Trust bursary scheme is now open!

Please do share the information below with anyone in the parish who you think might benefit. The application deadline is 30th September!


The Trust has a bursary of up to £1,000 to support students living in either parish, in further or higher education. You can use the bursary to help with any costs relating to your studies like buying books and equipment, transport to and from your place of study or for help with placement costs. To apply for a bursary, you must: ● live in Westmeston or East Chiltington ● be aged 16 - 25 on the date that the award will start ● Have a confirmed place in further or higher education during the 2017/18 academic year This includes: ● A-levels, International Baccalaureate, Higher National Diplomas and Apprenticeships ● Undergraduate and Masters degrees [not PhD], Professional Qualifications and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules at university or college The deadline for applications is 30th September 2017. The Trustees will meet in October and successful applicants will receive their bursaries by the beginning of November at the latest. For more information or to ask for our simple, one-page application form, please email phil_ashworth@btinternet.com We look forward to hearing from you!

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