Icklesham

All Saints: Sunday 23 November 10.30 Morning Prayer in the Parish Church

2015 Village Diary: The idea of a Village Diary was instigated by the Church Social Committee and Dexter and Karen of Icklesham Stores have kindly agreed to have the display board on their premises. The diary board will be a useful space for all Icklesham’s clubs and organisations to give details of their 2015 programmes. This will of course encourage support and new membership. The diary will be on display at the Church Christmas Fayre in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 29 November. Please come and fill in any 2015 events which are already planned. In December it will be up at the shop for all to see and make use of.

Christmas Fayre; Saturday 29 November 10am - 1pm in the Memorial Hall. Santa Claus is there plus stalls including a toy stall,raffle and refreshments. the proceeds will be for Church funds.

Garden refuse collection: If you already have or have just received a brown wheelie bin then a letter should have been sent to you. From now on these should be collected on Wednesdays starting on Wednesday 26 November. In December the fortnightly pattern means Wednesdays 10 and 24. However they are not collected over the holiday period and the service resumes Wednesday 21 January 2015. The other collections over Christmas and New Year will be announced later.

Icklesham Trust AGM: The Trust manages the Memorial Hall and the pavilion. Its Committee has representatives from Icklesham’s clubs and organisations and the village community.The AGM is in the Hall on Friday 5 December. At 7pm there’s an excellent opportunity to have an informal chat with committee members over wine and nibbles before the meeting opens at 7.30pm. If you have issues to raise or you would like to get involved this is the time to do so.

Craft Fair: Saturday 6 December at 10am in the Memorial Hall the Icklesham Christmas Craft Fair will be full of seasonal ideas. Easy free parking next to the Recreation Ground and a good children’s play area next to the Hall.

Murder Mystery: Lots of people are looking forward to solving a crime and having a good supper. The date will be Saturday 24 January 2015.

The “Guardian” Weekend: 15 November 2014. Every week in this colour supplement there is a full page “Let’s Move To”which looks at somewhere in Britain where you might move to. This week it was Winchelsea.Schools were all”good” according to OFSTED - Primaries St Thomas’s C of E and nearby Icklesham C of E and Rye Community and Secondary Rye College. In amongst house prices and transport connections were 2 descriptions of Icklesham’s neighbours which may be of interest. Winchelsea has “ a deli,cafes,a pub or two and a post office”. Winchelsea Beach “ is an appealingly lonely, shacky beach suburb running east to Camber Sands and west towards Hastings under the cliffs below Pett”.

Village Quiz Night: This was another great success with 17 teams filling the Memorial Hall. The Ladies Darts Team ran the show and generously divided the proceeds between the New Pavilion Fund which received £206 and Macmillan nurse who were given £240 - (£34 extra from a game of Heads & Tails).The quiz was very close with lots of teams involved. Early leaders were Nobby’s Nuts. One Out All Out, Team Name and Saints and Sinners then edged in front closely followed by Table in the Corner,Dangerous Brian and Fab 6 made a challenge. There were others keeping close to the leaders - Village Idiots, Tickles, Friends and Family, Golden Arrow. Pre-war,Stalybridge Celtic,Casualyies and Empty Heads.In the end 30 Somethings couldn’t overhaul the winners One Out All Out who won by just 2 points. Stuart Baker thanks everyone who donated raffle prizes and bought tickets and to Chelle,Mags,Sean and Marc for their help in setting up and Marc for keeping everyone under control. The next quiz is Saturday 6 December.

The New Pavilion November Lottery: The Draw was made by Mrs Janet Pegg. 1st prize £50 Alfred Mayne. 2nd prize £20 Jane Austen-Ahmed. 3rd prize £15 Bob Burns. 4TH Prize £5 iain Mclean. 5th prize £5 Tony Barber

Laurie Bowman

Magpies, Oast House Field