Icklesham village voice

Sunday 27 May 10.30 Parish Eucharist for Pentecost/Whit Sunday.

Last Saturday’s Church Market made an excellent £330.

Sunday 27 4-6 the ‘’Queen’s Head’’ Live Music is Covers by Lumpy & The Lumpettes.

Icklesham Parish Council Considers New Play Area at Icklesham

The Parish Council has received representations from young people and their parents to provide better play facilities at the Icklesham Recreation Ground. T he Parish Council wants to ensure that all residents in Icklesham are aware of the proposals which are as follows.

Firstly, there will be a play area alongside the fence bordering the A259,approximately from the rear of the Pavilion to about 10 metres from the western boundary.More details of the equipment proposed are available from the Parish Clerk. The Parish Council is also in discussion with Icklesham Cricket Club to ensure there is no danger to young people using the play area when cricket matches are being played.

Secondly at the rear western corner of the Recreation Ground there will be an area to enable skate boarding by young people.

For more information contact Steve Foreman, Parish clerk,3 Chitcombe Walk, Hastings, TN34 2UE, 07714169901. email ickleshampc@hotmail.co.uk www.ickleshamparishcouncil.org.uk

Kevin Wall & all at the ‘’Robin Hood’’ would like to say a big thank you to all of those who attended the quiz night on Tuesday 8 May for the Gary Grainger Challenge Cup. A grand total of £516.50 was raised which will be split between St Michael’s Hospice at Home and The Sarah Lee Trust. The winning team was ‘’Bonny Oak’’ and the runners up were ‘’Sussex Nutters’’.

The ‘’Robin Hood’’ is holding another Charity Quiz Night on Tuesday 19 June . 7.30 start - £5 per head which includes a Ploughman’s. All proceeds to The Oliver Curd Trust. To book a table please call Sue 01424 814277.

Icklesham Casuals Football Club would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported the race night held in the Memorial Hall on Friday 11 May. The evening raised £296.55 for the good causes for which the Club is raising money during the 75th season.The total raised to date now stands at £3130.93 with matched funding to be added to this figure.

The Club would also like to thank the latest sponsors of holes at the 75 Holes-in-a-Day Charity Golf Challenge taking place on 25 June - Jeff Beale, Wayne Carter, Sheba Cheung and Ewan King,Angela and Dave Coombes,Gordon Ferris,Janet and Katherine Ferris,Icklesham Cricket Club, Dave Stannard, Munira Thobani and Vacuum Windows who have kindly agreed to sponsor ten holes. There are now only nine remaining to be sponsored.

The Club is also holding an auction of sports items including a Manchester City shirt signed by England international Gareth Barry and a shirt signed by Gus Poyet and the Brighton and Hove Albion first team squad. All proceeds from the auction will go to the charity fund raising. Full details of all the items available together with how to bid can be found on the Club website - www.icfc.co.uk

The Icklesham Players next production is an adaptation by the Director Janet Kates of Wilkie Collins famous novel ‘’The Woman in White’’. The book which was first serialised in 1869 was the first ever thriller, 20 years before Charles Dickens ‘’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood’’. The cast includes regulars Grace Carey-Stuart, Jessica Wilson,Aubrey Sinden and Judy Welsh, and new to the Icklesham stage Dave Carey-Stuart, Andy Godfrey and David Shortman. The playing dates are Thursday 16,Friday 17 and Saturday 19 June at 7.30. Tickets are available from Icklesham Village Store or by calling Nicky on 01424 812996.

Thursday 31 May 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; tatianarussel@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. Everybody is welcome.

The Flower Club is meeting in the Church making and planning the baskets which will be decorating All Saints 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 it 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, Pilgrims 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 and a royal theme is essential.

To enter phone Sylvia 01797 224288. Prizes for adult,child and family entries.Prizes awarded at the Big Picnic Lunch Monday 4 June.

The Big Lunch is planned for all who live in the village and any friends or family who are visiting. It will be on the Recreation Ground. It will be opened at Pam 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 Players will 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 bobbimg, 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 School. The organising committee wish to thank everybody who has donated time and equipment to make 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 on 01424 868539 or Pam Lee 01424 814324.

Kevin Wall, the Chairman of the Robin Hood Bonfire Society, has contacted The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons and has been given permission to have a beacon at the Robin Hood. This will be lit at 10.26pm on Monday 4 June. There will also be a small firework display to carry on from the other Icklesham celebrations.In the Robin Hood food and drink will be available.This will be another fabulous village get together. It will be a charitable evening but do not be offended if you get asked for a donation.

Laurie Bowman, Magpies, Oast House Field