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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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Limpsfield Common – Update and Plans for 2021

Please find following a message to all lovers and users of Limpsfield Common from the Friends of Limpsfield Common (FoLC Local Committee) on behalf of the National Trust…

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Your Fund: how you can support funding for Limpsfield-based projects

Surrey County Council has recently set up “Your Fund”, a funding scheme for community projects that will benefit their communities. Several Limpsfield organisations have now registered bids for funding and here’s how you can help them to succeed…

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Help our postal workers and give them a smoother round

Our posties have had a relentless year, with the hugely increased amounts of post and parcels since lockdown began in March and all the online purchasing began. We could be making it a lot easier for them…

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Winning designs for the Friends of Limpsfield Common Christmas card competition

The results of the Friends of Limpsfield Common Christmas card competition have been announced and their designs will now feature as official digital Christmas Cards for 2020.  Well done to overall winner, Anabella, aged 6.

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Oxted Rotary: Give a little, take a little this Christmas

This Christmas promises to be the most unusual ever, and the Oxted Rotary Club, like all other charities, is having to adapt to the way they run their Christmas appeal for funds to help those in need, and will be running a virtual appeal, encouraging people to give a little, and take a little.

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