Icklesham

GREETINGS: Hope everyone has had a good week with lots of things going on. Until today June hasn’t done too badly for “flaming”. My roses are lovely but being a bit battered by the wind today.

CHURCH SERVICE: There will be a service at 10.30 am on Sunday for the 2nd Sunday of Trinity. It will be Parish Eucharist this week. There will be a lot of Sundays to count during Trinity. The church will be beautifully decorated for the Flower Festival and the Art Show to be held over the first weekend in July. Book the date to be sure of going along to see.

CHURCH MARKET: To avoid any mix-up with Market affairs and the exhibition, flower festival etc, the Market will be held a week earlier than usual, TOMORROW, between 11 am and 2 pm. There is work going on inside the church, so the venue changes too. Go along to the Memorial Hall for your plants, cakes, and produce. If it should happen to be a lovely day, coffee and lunch may even be served outside.

WEATHER: Although the days have had some lovely sunshine, the nights have been really chilly this week. Have we had any warm summer evenings for sitting outside as dusk falls? If so, I must have missed it !

QUEEN’S HEAD: The live music on Sunday 14th June will be played by Stone Junction, who will play Celtic Americana music. Come to listen between 4 and 6 pm. There will be a quiz on Wednesday 17th June starting at 8.30 pm. Teams of six maximum will be having fun and raising money for St. Michael’s Hospice.

ROBIN HOOD: The Robin Hood Bonfire Society will be hosting a Race Night on Saturday 18th July at the Memorial Hall. Doors open at 7 pm and racing begins at 7.30 pm. The very cheap ticket is £5 per person and includes a basket meal. Children under 14 years enter and eat for free so that has to be a bargain ! There will also be a licensed bar for your drinks to wash down the food, and a raffle will be held. Further details are on RHBS facebook page and tickets can be purchased until 15 /07 /15 at the Robin Hood Pub and the Village Store. This was a very popular event last year so people should get their tickets soon or they may miss out on a fun evening for a good cause.

ICKLESHAM VILLAGE STORE: You know what they say about “use it or lose it?” Word has it that both Fairlight and Pett are losing their village shops. This is a tragedy for any village, as not only can all sorts of goods be bought there, the shop is also a community meeting place, source of information and news of residents. SO we must continue to make maximum use of OUR shop. It is very good to have such a wonderful place to get things from. Dexter and Karen must be the ideal people to run such a wonderful amenity. Always friendly, always cheerful and always helpful. Thank you to them. Go and see them often !!

CONTACT: Please send any news, reports or announcements which you would like to appear in the Village Voice columns. Also could I ask for any events to have a follow-up report so that we all know that it went well. I am happy to include anything you wish. Ring on 01424 815 247, pop round or use the e-mail.

AND FINALLY: Enjoy the coming week, hopefully in the sunshine. See you at the Church Market I hope.

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