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The Annual Parish Assembly is being held in the Village Hall on Tuesday, April 17, at 7.00 pm.

Following the pattern of the last few years, representatives of local organisations will be there to demonstrate or offer information about their own particular group. If you are interested in village affairs then this meeting would give you the opportunity to air your views.

On Thursday, April 19, in St. George’s Church Room, Brede Players will be holding their A.G.M. at 7.30 pm. Everyone is welcome, whether young or old. New members are always needed both for on stage or backstage. Refreshments will be served and memberships can be renewed. Further details available by calling 01424-883548.

Another Village Dance is being held at the Village Hall tomorrow, Saturday, April 14, from 7.30 pm. The programme as usual will include favourite dances from ballroom, sequence, Latin and line dancing. Entrance is £3.00.

Brede Cricket Club open their 2012 programme on Sunday, April 15, with a game at the Recreation Ground against Sedlescombe starting at 2.30 pm. Next week’s opponents, again at the Recreation Ground, will be Netherfield. They have a full fixture list with matches on every Sunday afternoon. Anyone wishing to join the Club should contact either Andy Fryer on 01323-732914 or Graeme Dinning on 07941-228866 or e-mail: bredecricketclub@hotmail.co.uk for further details.

Leaders are urgently needed for the Brede Beaver Scout and Scout Troops. It requires two hours per week plus a couple of hours per month for planning and some training. Any CRB checks necessary will be paid for. There are Leaders available to help you get started, but the Troops have had to close for the time being due to there not being enough adults to run them. If you can help in any way please contact Colin on 07980-171877 or Rhiannon Oliver on 01424-882037 or visit facebook page: 1st Brede Scout Troop.

The Mobile Library calls again next week on Tuesday, April 17, from 3.00 to 3.40 pm in Oakhill Drive and 3.50 to 4.25 pm in Reedswood Road. It will also be at the Village Hall on Thursday, April 19, from 1.25 to 1.55 pm. Apart from reading books, the Library has audio books as well as access to the internet and reference library.

Services at St. George’s Church during the coming week will be a Sung Eucharist at 9.30 am and Evening Prayer and Intercessions at 6.00 pm on Sunday, April 15, with Holy Communion on Wednesday, April 18, at 10.00 am and Friday, 20, at 9.00 am. The next Messy Church is being held on Tuesday, May 1, at 4.00 pm in Udimore Community Hall. It is for all ages and an adult must bring a child or vice versa. Each meeting is themed, has a creative messy activity, sing song and ends with a shared meal. This meeting’s theme will be ‘Creation’. Further details from Jo on 01424-882652 or Verity on 01424-883242.

Trinity Church returns to its normal time of 10.30 am for the service at Broad Oak this Sunday, April 15, that will be conducted by Mr. J.B. Thorn.

Activities for the coming week at the Village Hall:

Saturday, 14: Village Dance (7.30 pm); Monday, April 16: Age UK (10.30 am), Rainbows (4.15 pm), Brownies (5.30 pm), Whist Drive (7.30 pm); Tuesday, 17: Painting for Pleasure (9.30 am), Brede Parish Assembly (7.00 pm); Thursday, 19: Stretch and Tone (9.30 am), Village Hall Committee Meeting (7.30 pm); Friday, 20: Farmers’ Market (10.00 am), Short Mat Bowls (7.30 pm).

Scout Hut, Stubb Lane: Cub Scouts, Monday, April 16 (6.30 pm).

If you have anything to be put in the column it can be sent e-mail to: may463@btinternet.com

John May, Mill Lands