MEMORIAL Hall committee: Said thanks and farewell to two long-serving members, Jane Evans and Christine Turner, who stepped down after 27 and 16 years’ service to the committee last week.

Going forward, Susie Deane will take on the treasurer’s role, and bookings will be handled by Tony Matthews on 01256 381149, or at

FIRST time for everything!

Ellisfield Parish Council held their February meeting in St Martin’s Church, attended by four parish councillors, four village residents and local beat officer Andy Reid, who gave an update on Community Speedwatch.

The next Ellisfield Parish Council meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday, March 24, back in the Memorial Hall, as usual.

QUIZ time: I understand last weekend’s pub quiz at The Fox Inn was well attended, with the next quiz scheduled for Sunday, March 2, when Howard Nason and Daniel Cleeve will set the questions.

I’m thinking I may need to do a little research into agriculture and country sports, although they might surprise us and ask questions on fine art and embroidery!