Bodiam

Citizens Advice: The Citizen’s Advice Bureau does very good work around Rother. Their full address is Rother District Advice Bureau, Bank Chamber, Buckhurst Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1QF. 01424 215055 or 01424 734549. It is open Monday to Wednesday fromk 10am to 1pm, and from 2pm to 4pm. On Thursday it is open 10am to noon and 1pm until 4pm, and on Friday it is open 9.30am until 1.30pm only. They have outreach sessions at Battle, Robertsbridge, Burwash, Ticehurst and Norrthiam.

Fancy Dress: It is good to hear that the pre-school had a fancy dress day at on April 29 for The Crackerjack Children’s Trust. Each child paid £2. The trust helps children with severe disabilities. For more information call 0843 5236601.

On June 18 the pre-school is to have an open afternoon from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. For more information on this call 01580 830615.

Birthday Girl: Pam Marsh from Levetts Lane has a big day on May 11. It is her birthday. I do hope Pam has a lot of cards and presents. She is a help to the parish council, she runs the walking bus for our primary school and when her husband died, she did not just sit and say ‘why?’ she just got on with life at a very hard time. That is very hard to do. Have a very good time Pam, and please keep up your good works in Bodiam.

You could get the freedom of Bodiam from the parish council, but you already have that.

Charity Run: Viv, the parish clerk for Bodiam is to do a half marathon on June 14 in St Albans for Cancer Research. I have a number of sponsor forms for Viv, phone me on 01580 830211 if you would like one, or just to sponsor her.

Bus service: Oh dear, Mr Stagecoach, why did you not put out publicity about your bank holiday bus service 349 on the last Bank Holiday. I am now told by ESCC that Stagecoach will run (we hope) every bank Holiday up the August one.