Sky Lanterns: I have been asked to make people ware of how dangerous sky lanterns are; A farmer wrote to me and said by sheer luck he was standing near to his barn when a lantern landed in it. The barn was full of his winter hay and if he had not been able to put out the fire it would have been disastrous for his animals. Of course if we do not have much rain our lands will become tinder dry and if these lanterns land still alight there is no telling where fires will start and who or what will be affected. The NFU are backing a bid to ban the use of the sky lanterns and urge you to write letters highlighting the problem to your local Authority urging them to introduce a voluntary ban on the release of sky lanterns, As part of its ‘Love your Country’ campaign the NFU has put together a template that can be signed and sent to County, District, Borough or Town Councils, encouraging them to vote on this issue. See the sample at www.nfuonline.com/back-british-farming/love-your-countryside.
The Country Land and Business Association, which represents the views of more than 33.000 farmers, landowners and rural businessesin England and Wales has also called for this ban on sky lanterns.
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Friday 17 April: Brede Farmers Market is open from 10am–12noon in Brede Village Hall. Each week I say what a wonderful market this is and if you have not visited it yet you will be quite surprised at the variety of goods on sale. If you are on holiday and camping it is a good place to stock up with local goodies. WEA is in Udimore Community Hall at 11.30am. The short Mat Bowlers meet at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall. The Rainbow Trout has live music from The Martin Blackman Band in the bar from 8.30pm.
Sunday 19 April: May Father Anthony White is the preacher for Mass at St Theresa’s Catholic Church on the Old Northiam Road at 9am his contact number is 01424 773259 Father Martin invites you to the Family Eucharist at 9.30am in St George’s Church Brede. His contact number is 01424 883408 The Trinity Methodists meet at 10.30am, their Preacher is the Reverend David Freeland this week. 6pm there is a said evening prayer at St George’s Brede.
Monday 20 April: Yoga is in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am. In Brede Village Hall, Age Uk East Sussex -Brede Community Club begins at 10.30am until 3pm. Board games, a quiz and Ryan’s musical entertainment are this weeks planned events. To join or for more information contact Maureen the Coordinator by phoning 07850987130. All the uniformed groups are back beginning at 4.00pm when Rainbows meet in the Brede Village Hall small hall, as do Brownies at 5.30pm. The Brede Scout sections are all held in the Scout Hut Stubbs Lane Brede: Beavers begin at 5.15pm and Cubs at 6.30pm.Whist is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall and Guides are in Udimore Community Hall at 7.15pm
Tuesday 21 April: Pilates at 9am then Flamenco dancing at 12 noon. both activities in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Luncheon club meet today at 12.30pm in Brede Village Hall. Brede Scout group meet tonight at 7pm in the Scout Hut.
Wednesday 22 April: Pilates at 9am in Udimore Community Hall.
St George’s Day Thursday 23 April Pilates at 9am in Udimore Community Hall. Stretch & Tone 9.30am in Brede Village Hall with Sally. There will be a sung Eucharist at 7pm in St George’s Church Brede
Friday 24 April Brede: Farmers Market is open from 10am–12noon in Brede Village Hall. WEA is in Udimore Community Hall at 11.30am. The short Mat Bowlers meet at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall. The Rainbow Trout has live music from The Martin Blackman Band in the bar from 8.30pm. Whatever you are doing this week I hope it is enjoyable and that the weather is good.
Saturday 25 April: I wish the Bell ringers luck as they attempt to do a three hour peal from 9am – 12 noon in memory of Michael Rowan a much loved Church Member. The Ringers have requested that no one tries to enter the Tower while they are ringing as it will put them off.
Sunday 26 April: After the service there will be a PCM in St George’s Church followed by s a St George’s Celebration Lunch, (please take something to drink) and an offer of puddings would be appreciated, please book your place with Vicky 01424 883408 ASAP
The seat outside the recreation ground looks wonderful and its in a lovely position to rest weary legs or to sit and chat to a friend. It is there thanks to Mable Dalrymple as she had it placed there in memory of Keith. Les & Rod kindly laid the foundations for it and set it in place for all to enjoy.