Brede village voice

Brede and Udimore Overseas Group is holding a Jumble Sale in Udimore Community Hall tomorrow, Saturday, September 22, from 10.00 am to 12 noon.

Also in Udimore Hall next Friday, September 28, will be one of the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Mornings’ in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, this too is from 10.00 am to 12 noon. Various stalls will be there including produce, cakes and arts and crafts items.

Whilst not wishing to get involved in various disputes that occur now and again in the village, I feel I must support an attempt to resolve a problem that has come to light due to the bus timetable changes last month. The following statement has been prepared by Mrs. Betty Drinkwater and Mrs. Joan Hester who are trying to get something done. It reads: As from the 1st August, Stagecoach, sanctioned by the transport team at Lewes (East Sussex C.C.), has withdrawn all stops in Sainsbury’s car park. This has deprived people with no alternative form of transport the opportunity to do a weekly shop and purchasing their basic essentials. Without the stop in the car park it is necessary to cross a very busy road, which eventually will no doubt result in an accident. As all the villages from Westfield to Northiam are affected this is completely unacceptable. A petition requesting re-instatement is being organised by Mrs. Drinkwater and Mrs. Hester and is available at the Red Lion in Brede and Broad Oak Stores. It will also be available at the Farmers’ Market on Fridays so please sign and give us your support. I also noted that there were several changes in the new timetable and it is my own opinion that they have been made to suit the requirements of Stagecoach and the question arises as to whether the services are being run for the benefit of the bus company or the general public.

Brede Cricket Club close their 2012 season with a game at Winchelsea on Sunday, starting at 1.00 pm. The regular supporters of the Club are thanked most sincerely for turning out during the past season and will hopefully be there again next year.

Brede & Udimore Luncheon Club meets again next week on Tuesday, September 25, at 12.30 pm in the Village Hall for their monthly lunch. New members are always welcome and for full details please contact the Secretary, Frances Parnham on 01424-882007. Brede Crafters meeting this month will be in the Village Hall at 2.00 pm on Wednesday, September 26.

Northiam and Broad Oak Surgeries Patients Participation Group is holding a Forum meeting at Northiam Village Hall next Tuesday, September 25, at 7.00 for 7.30 pm. Guest speakers will be Dr. Broad (St. Michael’s Hospice) and Mr. Buchanan (Orthopaedic surgeon, Conquest Hospital) talking about ahouldera. There will also be an ‘Any Questions’ session with a panel of your G.P.’s. The P.P.G. is also looking for two new Membera, so if you are interested please contact the outgoing secretary on 01424-882213.

Although there is still quite a while to go, Brede W.I. are inviting quiz teams to get ready for the forthcoming quiz season and join them at their Quiz Evening at the Village Hall on Saturday, November 10. The entrance cost will be £7.50 per person including a hot supper. To book tables please contact Ann Elam on 01797-222604.

Services at St. George’s Church during the coming week are a Family Eucharist at 9.30 am on Sunday, September 23, with Holy Communion on Wednesday, September 26, at 10.00 am and Thursday, September 27, Friday, 28 and Saturday, 29, at 9.00 am. The Harvest Supper will be on Sunday, October 7.

Trinity Methodist Church will be holding their Covenant Service on Sunday, September 23 at Broad Oak at the usual time of 10.30 am, which this week will be conducted by the Revd.Peggy Heim.

Activities for the coming week at the Village Hall:

Monday, 24: Age UK (10.30 am), Rainbows (4.15 pm), Brownies (5.30 pm), Guides (7.15 pm small hall), Whist Drive (7.30 pm); Tuesday, 25: Brede & Udimore Luncheon Club (12.30 pm), Brede Parish Council Meeting (7.00 pm); Wednesday, 26: Brede Crafters (2.00 pm); Thursday, 27: Stretch and Tone (9.30 am), Village Hall Management Meeting (7.30 pm); Friday, 28: Farmers’ Market (10.00 am), Short Mat Bowls (7.30 pm);

Scout Hut, Stubb Lane: Monday, September 24: Beavers (5.30-6.30 pm), Cubs (6.30-8.00 pm).

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John May, Mill Lands