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Changes to library opening hours
From Monday 28 November opening hours at East Sussex Libraries are changing. Following a public consultation earlier this year, the changes will see a reduction in opening hours mainly at less busy times.
The reduction in opening hours will save around £500,000 a year from library running costs, toward an overall savings target from the service of £2 million. All libraries will be open on a Saturday and many will stay open until 6pm on a Thursday. New opening hours for individual libraries can be found on ESCIS escis.org.uk
When libraries are closed you can still access the e-library to renew and reserve books, update your details and download e-books. For those unable to visit a library due to ill-health, disability or caring responsibilities, there is a home library service, where volunteers select and deliver library books to your home. For more details visit eastsussex.gov.uk/libraries. You can also renew book through our automated renewals phone line by calling 0345 6080195.
Please do pass this information on to your colleagues, partners, members and others who may need to be informed of the change to library opening hours. We would encourage you, where possible, to direct people toeastsussex.gov.uk/libraries for the latest library information.
ABCD Design Christmas Saleat The Bull House, off Lake Street, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6PR
Thursday 10th November 11 am to 6 pm
Friday 11th November 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday 12th November 11 am to 4 pm
Directions to The Bull House, Lake Street, Mayfield, E Sussex TN20 6PR: Turn onto Lake Street from A267. Follow Lake Street for approx 1 mile.
Pass Lake Street Manor on the left followed by The Oast. Turn left marked Highfields Farm. The Bull House is approximately 100m down this lane. There is only restricted parking available, please park on Lake Street.
Cash or cheques only
Mayfield Festival ChoirHandel's Messiah- an Oratorio for all seasons
Mayfield Festival Choir conducted by Jeremy Summerly
Sunday 20 November 2016, 7.30pm
St Dunstan's Church, Mayfield
With Royal Academy Consort and soloists
Tickets: £24 (centre aisle) £20 (rear centre aisle) £10 (all side aisles, unreserved) Half price for under 18s
Available from 7 October 2016:
Telephone phone 0333 666 3366 (This is operated for us by TicketSource. State you wish to book for Mayfield Festival Choir – Handel's
Messiah. There is a postage fee of £1.50)
Activities for Youths
The Parish Council has compiled a list of things that youngsters in the Mayfield and Five Ashes area can do, groups to join etc.
Mayfield remains as a collection point for the Hailsham Foodbank charity who help to provide emergency food to local people in crisis. Donations can be dropped off at St Dunstan's Church, St Thomas's and Coggins Mill now that Open Door has closed.
Thank you for your generosity.
A heating oil club has been formed for Mayfield. The club seeks to consolidate deliveries within an area and thus reduce the cost.and number of deliveries.