Bodiam village voice

Bodiam School Head Teacher Margaret Williams with Parish Councillor Geoffrey Goodsell checking speeds with SID as part of the recent Road Safety Awareness Week.
Bodiam School Head Teacher Margaret Williams with Parish Councillor Geoffrey Goodsell checking speeds with SID as part of the recent Road Safety Awareness Week.

IT is good to hear the chimes of the School House clock. It is a superb John Moore/Son clock. The School House was part of the former Victorian Bodiam School and dates from 1886. It was the school that I went to. It had very cold outside loos and there is lots I could say about it. It is not like the village schools we have today, with a heated greenhouse, on the Main Street in the village.

I am sure Bodiam village cricket club would like to know what it is like to play the game as we have had such a lot of rain. But on May 13 the club is away to Newenden, start at 2pm.

The next service at St Giles is on May 20 at 11.15am. The vicar of Bodiam, Gordon, will take the service of Holy Communion, who at the end of the year will be off to be the new archbishop.

The AGM of the Levetts Lane Residents’ Association takes place on May 14, 7.30pm in the Parish Room.

The St Giles Church Flower Festival and Plant Sale takes place on July 14/15, 10am-4.30pm. Entrance is free, donations welcome, all in aid of church funds. For more information phone Liz Moore on 01580 752052.

Many famous people come to the meetings of Bodiam Parish Council. At the last meeting we had the leader of the Lib Dems of Rother, Kevin Dixon, plus Sue Prochak, who has been famous in the villages for many years. The next meeting of the parish council is on May 16, 7pm in the Parish Room, Bodiam.

It was good to see our Bodiam Church of England Primary School play a part in the Road Safety Awareness Week with the help of our local PCSO Demi, who put in a lot of work into the week. And I must say what a very good photograph of myself and headteacher Margaret the police took - but not for their files.

Open days for Claremont Senior School at Bodiam are May 18/19. For more information phone the school on 01580 830396.

Geoffrey Goodsell, 13 Levetts Lane