Icklesham village voice

Tomorrow, Saturday 18 August there is a Church Market between 11.00am and 12.30 pm. with cakes, produce and bric-a-brac on sale and of course a chance for a cup of coffee and a chat.

Everybody is welcome.

Sunday 19 10.30 Parish Eucharist.

Icklesham Parish Council Clerk Steve Foreman has two items about our other wards.All those eligible to vote in local elections have an opportunity to express their views on footpath lights. At present there is a contrast between Icklesham and Winchelsea. We have only lights at the traffic lights and the pubs. All our roads and lanes have clear signs and at night our skies can have excellent stars as we do not have much light pollution. In Winchelsea street signs do not exist. The voting will be on Thursday 30 August from 4pm to 9pm in the Court Hall on whether the footpath lights be turned off between midnight and 5.30am or left Winchelsea Beach residents may have got the impression that the Parish Council is considering having a skate boarding ramp in the ward. It is not.

Icklesham Casuals F.C.start 2012/2013 season on Saturday 1 September. On Tuesday 21 August there will be a warm up friendly match against Icklesham Cricket Club.

The Veterans begin their campaign in the Hastings F.A. Veterans Cup with a home fixture against J.C. Tackleway Veterans on Wednesday 29 August. On Wednesday 5 September they play away at Little Common Vets. The final group game is home to Ore Athletic Veterans on Wednesday 12 September. All games kick off at 6pm.

If the Casuals are in the top two of the group they will qualify for the semi-final on Wednesday 12 September.

We were sad to learn that Daphne May Smith , always known as Smudge, passed away on 29 July.Smudge was a Nursing Sister in RESH ( Royal East Sussex Hospital, Hastings) 1963-1985. Till recently she had lived in Oast House Road. we extend our deepest sympathy to Jean and all her friends and neighbours.

Some dates for September

Thursday 20 - Sunday 23 Queen’s Head Mini Beer Festival with over 25 Real Ales and live music every day.

Friday 21 - Icklesham Art Exhibition with cheese and wine 6 -9pm in the Memorial Hall.

Saturday 22 the September Church Market.

Sunday 23 The Bird Ringing Tour of Elms Farm - part of the Rye Festival is sold out.

Monday 27 August Bank Holiday ,Robin Hood Bonfire Society has an Auction of Promises starting at 1.30. Lots of Lots. at the Robin Hood Pub. All proceeds towards the Big Icklesham Bonfire on 5 November. If you have something to donate - an item or a service -contact Sue 01424 814277.

Saturday 11 August BBC Radio 4 on iPM a news programme chaired by Eddie Mair covered the issues between Winchelsea Church and the diocese of Chichester. The Reverend David Page and the Reverend Howard Norton described how they were personally affected.

You can listen to the programme if you click http://www.bbc.co.uk/b0089nbb

Laurie Bowman, Magpies, Oast House Field