Where we meet
Polegate Community Centre, Windsor Way, Polegate, BN26 6QF
When to come along
2nd Thursday of every month at 2.15pm
Our WI was founded in 1958 with meetings held in a church hall as the Community Centre had not yet been built.
Polegate is a small thriving town and we are an informal group of approx.30 members.
New members and visitors are always welcome.
What we do
At our monthly meetings we enjoy demonstrations of Flower arranging, cake decorating etc., Also a beetle drive, quiz’s and
Members have particularly enjoyed a talk on Pearly Kings and Queens, local history and light-hearted music.
We enjoy monthly lunches at local pubs and restaurants and Ten pin bowling once a month in Hailsham. Outings and Cream teas are also popular.
Our Fundraising events: 3 times a year we have a Produce Stall near the station, selling plants and our homemade cakes biscuits jams marmalades
and chutneys. Also a Bottle Stall at the Christmas Fair.This is our way of giving back to the community. Those that have benefited are Children
with Cancer, You Raise Me Up, St Wilfrids Hospice. The local scouts and girl guides groups have also benefited.
Bursaries are given away each year which allows some members to attend The Annual Meeting of the ESFWI, or to enjoy a course of their choice at
the local college or Denman College.