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Laurie Bowman, Magpies, Oast House Farm

Sunday 10 November 10.30 Icklesham’s Remembrance Service in our Parish Church of All Saints with St. Nicolas. The local Five Villages Branch of the Royal British Legion will be here this year. The Branch has its Service in one of the 5 local villages each year. (this is not to be confused with the Five Villages House). Wreaths and poppy crosses will be laid. After the Service, the congregation will proceed to the Memorial Hall where a wreath will be placed before the wooden Memorial which is the oldest Memorial in the village. Coffee will then be served. The Service ,as ever, will include prayers for Peace as well as for all those who have and are suffering because of human conflict. Next year the start of the First world war will be emphasised but remember sadly that in the 74 years since 1939 there has only been one year when a British serviceman has not been lost.

The slightly delayed New Lottery Draw for October was made in the Robin Hood last Monday. The winners were: 1st Andy Vickers £30, 2nd Mike Beaumont £20, 3rd The Ladies Darts Team £10, 4th Brenda Watson £5, 5th Wendy Mitchell £5

The October draw had 144 shares sold and the second prize was increased to £20. November’s draw will be made at the Quiz on Saturday 16 when it’s hoped there will be 150 shares.

Thanks to everyone for their support. If you would like to help get to 150 membership forms can be obtained from David Mayne or Stuart Baker. There is one in every Parish Magazine.

Monday 11 November 7.00pm in the Memorial Hall Icklesham Cricket Club has its AGM. All interested parties please make every effort to attend this important meeting.

Saturday (tomorrow) 9 November Icklesham Art Group’s Exhibition in the Memorial Hall 10am - 5pm.Everyone is welcome to this free event and refreshments are available.

Sunday 10 Queen’s Head Live Music 4-6 Martin Blackman Band play cover plus.

Wednesday 13 Queen’s Head 8.30 Quiz in aid of Help for Heroes. Teams of up to 6.

Saturday 16 Quiz Night Memorial Hall. Probably already fully booked. Try Stuart Baker if you are interested. The hosts will be the Ladies Darts Team and proceeds will be shared between the New Pavilion Fund and MacMillan Nurses.

Saturday 23 Five Villages Christmas Sale 10am -12noon a fund raising event for the Mini Bus Club. Bric-a- brac, cake stall,Christmas Cards,raffle and refreshments.

Saturday 23 7.30 Memorial Hall Ricochet the Rock’n Roll Band. Licensed bar and raffle. Entry just £5. All proceeds to the New Pavilion Fund.

Monday 25 AGM of the Icklesham Trust which runs the Hall and the Pavilion.7.00pm wine and nibbles a chance to talk to committee members. Meeting opens at 7.30.

Wednesday 27 Help the Heroes Quiz Queen’s Head 8.30

Saturday 30 November Icklesham Church Christmas Fayre 10.00am -1.00pm Memorial Hall. Visit Santa Claus - stalls,cards,raffle,hand-crafted jewellery,tombola,refrshments.

Icklesham Casuals Football Club has taken the difficult and disappointing to withdraw the 2nd team from the East Sussex League. The Club will now re-group with the aim of entering a second side next season. If you would like to get involved contact David Mayne 01424 424986. If there is sufficient interest some friendly matches might be arranged this season. Under Football Association rules you have to be at least 16 to play in adult football.

Most households have a free Rye Fixtures delivered and in November’s is the Icklesham Eye - the Icklesham Parish Council newsletter. Some of the items concern Winchelsea, Winchelsea Beach and Rye Harbour. This Village Voice has covered several items which are mentioned. However there are 3 things which your council would like feedback on. A new bus shelter on Main Road just past the turning into Goldhurst Green. The Streetgames Summer Sessions on the Recreation Ground..A no cold caller zone to deter those who come to your doorstep soliciting services or goods and sometimes trying to buy things. Winchelsea already has a zone with notices in the ward. If you have views on these 3 issues or on anything else contact either a parish councillor or the Parish Clerk Mrs Anna Evett 07714169901 ickleshampc@hotmail.co.uk