On Thursday 14th December, Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council held its annual Christmas Carol Evening. The event was well attended with many people enjoying the festivities.

The children were rewarded with a visit from Father Christmas who led a procession of children to his new grotto in the Youth Shelter, who as always proved to be very popular handing out presents and chocolates.

The Kingfisher Scout Band started off the festivities and were well received by the crowd, before joining with members of the Wealden Brass to sing Christmas Carols. There was plenty of opportunity to browse the charity stalls outside the Parish Office. Angie from the British Queen served up burgers and sausages which went down a treat!

Mince pies and mulled wine helped keep the crowd warm during the evening which were served by Councillor’s and helpers! Council Chairman, John Pritchett, said ‘it was once again a wonderful community event and the first time we have held everything outside, and it has proved very popular. Many thanks to all those who were involved in any way in making the evening so successful. And a big thank you to Kim Gardener for all her help’.