Brede village voice - March 30

Another Village Dance is being held at the Village Hall tomorrow, Saturday, March 31, from 7.30 pm. The programme includes all the popular ballroom dances, sequence, Latin and line. Admission is £3.00. About £5,000 has been donated to local charities as a result of the proceeds from these dances.

Brede Mothers’ Union hold their next meeting in St. George’s Church Room on Wednesday, April 4, when the speaker will be Paul Evans talking about the Pestalozzi Village. The meeting is at 2.30 pm.

Next Saturday, April 7, Brede Steam Engine Society has another Open Day at Brede Waterworks. The Giants will be open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm as usual. Free car parking and signposted at the top of Brede Hill. Enthusiasts of historical machinery are always welcome.

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

Sainsbury’s and Tesco’s are running their School voucher schemes again so any that you get would be welcome at the School. Please drop them in to the School or give to any of the pupils to take in. The School now has a recycling facility for unwanted clothing and shoes. Items should be bagged, with shoes tied in pairs. The container is just by the school playground fence and any proceeds from the collectors goes to the school for their general amenities fund.

There are still a few places available for boys or girls aged between 8 and 10½ if they would like to join the 1st Brede Cub Scouts. They meet at the Scout Hut in Stubb Lane on Monday evenings from 6.30 to 8.00 pm during term time. Leaders are also urgently needed for the 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 3, 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 5, 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.

ervices at St. George’s Church during the coming week will be the Family Eucharist at 9.30 am and Evening Prayer at 6.00 pm on Sunday, April 1, with Holy Communion on Wednesday, April 4, at 10.00 am. The next Messy Church is being held on Tuesday, April 3, 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 ‘Easter’. Further details from Jo on 01424-882652 or Verity on 01424-883242.

Trinity Church continues at Broad Oak this Sunday, April 1, where the usual service at 10.30 am will be conducted by Mrs. Dawn Novis.

Activities for the coming week at the Village Hall:

Saturday, March 31: Village Dance (7.30 pm); Monday, April 2: Age UK (10.30 am), Rainbows (4.15 pm), Brownies (5.30 pm), Whist Drive (7.30 pm); Tuesday, 3: Painting for Pleasure (9.30 am); Thursday, 5: Stretch and Tone (9.30 am); Friday, 6: Farmers’ Market (10.00 am), Short Mat Bowls (7.30 pm).

Scout Hut, Stubb Lane: Cub Scouts, Monday, April 2 (6.30 pm).

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John May, Mill Lands