Icklesham village voice

Sunday 20 May 10.30 Morning Prayer taken by Mr Tony Rogers the Parish Reader.

Sunday 20 May 4-6 live music in the ‘’Queen’s Head’’ baffles me. It’s Engine Clutch & Gbx (Steely Weather).

Monday 21 May 7.15 in Winchelsea New Hall

Annual Parish Assembly of Icklesham Parish Council serving Icklesham,Winchelsea, Winchelsea Beach and Rye Harbour

Agenda includes

Chairman’s report on activities throughout the year.Jim Horsman is the Chairman.

Community Speedwatch, a talk and discussion with PC Paul Fielder

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. A talk and discussion with Dr Barry Yates, Manager of the Nature Reserve.

Report from East Sussex County Councillor Keith Glazier.

Report of Rother District Councillors Paul Osborne and Nick Ramus

Public comments and questions

a. Footway lighting at Winchelsea - Should it be turned off at midnight?

b. Should the Parish Council borrow any more money?

c. Other matters that electors may wish to raise

A chance to view the information stalls set up in the Hall, discuss the services provided and meet other residents and Parish Councillors.

Light refreshments will be provided towards the end of the meeting.

Thursday 31 May has three evening events.

The Friends of Icklesham School have a Charity Auction to raise money for the School. This will be in Pett Village Hall from 7.00pm. If anyone can donate an item or a service to be auctioned please put details on the form in the School office or alternatively email the description or a photograph to:tatianarussell@btopenworld.com or ed.croft@btinternet.com or phone Therese 01424 814397.

Icklesham Horticultural Society has a presentation evening in the Memorial Hall starting at 7.00 for 7.30pm. The talk and slide show will be presented by Colin Page.The talk is free to members and 50p for non members. Every body is welcome.

The Flower Club is meeting in the Church making and planning the baskets which be decorating the Church as part of the Jubilee celebrations. Anybody who would like to make a basket is very welcome to go along .Spare baskets and oasis will be available and there will be coffee/tea and biscuits on hand. Alternatively you could make up your basket at home and bring into Church on the Friday or Saturday morning. If you need to know more please ring Christine Overy 01424 814927.

Our Parish Church is celebrating the Jubilee with a display of photographs and memorabilia. The search is for photographs or objects which have changed or disappeared since The Queen came to the throne (up to about 1990.) If you have anything which you would be happy to loan for display please contact either Rev. Hugh Moseley, Pilgrim’s End , Manor Close 01424813588 or Christine Overy 01424 814927. All items will be returned after the event.

Don’t forget to make a scarecrow for the Jubilee. Not too many rules -

it must be seen easily from the road

must be on display from Friday 1 June for judging

a royal theme essential

To enter phone Sylvia 01797 224288

Prizes for adult,child and family entries

Prizes awarded at the Big Picnic Monday 4 June.

The Big Lunch is planned for all who live in the village and any family or friends who are visiting. and will be held on the Recreation Ground.

It will be opened at 1pm by the Vice-Lord Lieutenant Mrs Sara Stoner on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.

On an outdoor stage the Geoff Bellhouse Band and the Icklesham Playerswill entertain using the last 60 years as their theme.

Coffee,tea and cakes will be available in the Hall but it’s hoped that lots will come with their own picnic.

There will be a fancy dress competition with a royal theme for both under and over 8s. Further prizes for the best ‘’Golden Oldies’’ hat and the best adult costume of the afternoon.

For the young there will be traditional games like water balloons, apple bobbing and sack races and the ever popular boys v girls tug of war

Prizes will be awarded at 4pm. and the National Anthem will end the afternoon.

Look out for the invitations designed by the pupils of Icklesham Church of England Primary School.

The organising committee wish to thank everybody who has donated time and equipment to make all this possible and Rother District Council for a grant of £250,

If you would like to help in any way on the day contact Nick Warren 01424 868539 or Pam Lee 01424 814324.

Laurie Bowman, Magpies, Oast House Field