Limpsfield, you did yourself proud for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

The weather held and the streets were full for the Limpsfield Village Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Street Party on Sunday 5th June. What an incredible effort everyone went to to produce such an amazing day. The tables were full; party hats and jubilee outfits were donned and the village was bedecked in flags!

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“LIMPSFIELD COMMONS” – new book on our beautiful Common – now available for purchase

Local residents and others with connections to the area will be interested to know that the Friends of Limpsfield Common (FoLC) have just published a lovely book that tracks the development of the Commons since their beginning, complete with some wonderful and rarely seen photographs, maps and drawings of the area. 

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Another Successful Christmas Gift Fair at The Limpsfield Cookery School

There was a great turnout for The Limpsfield Cookery School‘s Gift Fair on Sunday 5th December, with lots of local creative businesses setting up in the Cookery School courtyards on Limpsfield High Street, providing Christmas cheer for the Limpsfield community and some welcome support for local business.

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A ceremonial oak is planted by a most distinguished resident

On Sunday 21st November 2021, at a 11.15 a very distinguished guest and long-time volunteer of the Limpsfield Task Force ceremonially planted the OAK TREE on behalf of the Friends of Limpsfield Common (FoLC). Brian Longley, aged 98, did a fabulous job on behalf of the crowd who attended this lovely and very moving community event.

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Leaving a legacy of music – Shirley Dunnicliffe, “Mrs D”

On 12 July at St Peter’s Church in Limpsfield Village, we said our official goodbyes to a much loved local music teacher, Shirley Dunnicliffe.

Mrs Dunnicliffe or “Mrs D” taught piano and music at St Michaels and Croydon High as well as teaching countless local Limpsfield children through piano lessons at her home on Saturday mornings.

I was one of those very fortunate children, taking lessons with her from the age of 4 until my mid teens, and she left an indelible mark on my life, inspiring a lifelong love of classical music, but particularly the piano.

Following is a brief overview of her amazing life, with contribution from her daughter, Susan.

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Interview with new chef on the block, Fausto Eppinger

Fausto Eppinger is one of Limpsfield’s newest residents, having moved into the heart of the village. The South American born head chef from “nowhere and everywhere” is a master of barbecue cooking over wood fire and a specialist in Middle Eastern cuisine.

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Limpsfield Parish Council needs your input for their Your Fund Surrey bid

As previously posted, Limpsfield Parish Council has been working on a submission to Your Fund Surrey, a huge local fund set up by Surrey County Council to enable local communities and organisations to fund some exciting community-based projects, including The Limpsfield Way, a walking route together with a community cycle route, as part of the implementation of the Limpsfield Neighbourhood Plan.  

The LPC has already received 146 ‘thumbs up’ on the initial ‘big idea’ and has now submitted its formal funding application. Over the next 3 weeks they need as much community support as possible and are asking you for your input to ensure the success of the bid.

To register your support, please review the bid and leave comments on the dedicated entry on the Your Fund Surrey site here:

The more input the bid receives, the more likely its success.

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Limpsfield in Bloom in photos

Today is judging day for Limpsfield in the annual Britain in Bloom competition, entered into by the dedicated Limpsfield in Bloom team for many years. Super talented local photographer Kate Bamber, has taken a little walk around the village to capture some of the beautiful floral displays – both wild and potted…

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The Limpsfield Cookery School – One Year On

What a first year! Just over a year ago, Jacqui Derbyshire opened the doors of The Limpsfield Cookery School in the Old Printworks on the picturesque High Street of Limpsfield Village (opposite Memorial Stores). 

Having completely renovated and refurbished the old building to create a modern teaching kitchen for up to 8 students per class, the school quickly became very popular, offering classes for all levels by top chefs from around the country. But about 6 weeks later, everything changed! 

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