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PEASMARSH FLOWER FESTIVAL: What a great success this weekend’s Flower Festival at the Church has been! The team of “arrangers” orchestrated by Dee Bull transformed the church, and it was wonderful to welcome a number of newcomers who brought fresh ideas and new enthusiasm. We hope to see a lot more of them! Faced with Audrey Dent’s absence due to her accident (and we are delighted to hear she is making good progress and should be home by the time this report is published) there was generous support from those who bake and those able to give a couple of hours to helping serve refreshments and look after the plant stall. Thanks are also due to those who transported and erected the marquee, polished chairs and furniture and acted as stewards in the church. On Saturday evening the Peasmarsh and District Ladies’ Choir gave an excellent concert with songs ranging from madrigals to spirituals and West Side Story - well done ladies! On Sunday morning the church was filled for the Family Communion Service which culminated with a wonderful procession with the children who had taken part in the service flourishing the Pentecost banners and streamers they had made. Not least, the residents of Peasmarsh and the surrounding villages came to enjoy the festival, the flowers, the food and the fellowship. It was good to see so many familiar faces – but also to welcome those who visited the festival for the first time and found it such a lovely experience. See you next year!

PEASMARSH MEMORIAL HALL: The Memorial hall’s AGM will take place on Monday June 1 at 2pm, all hall users are invited.

PEASMARSH PARISH COUNCIL: The next council meeting is at 7.30pm on Tuesday June 2, Peasmarsh residents are welcome to attend.

ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR: The next Arts and Crafts Fair at the hall will be on Sunday June 21, doors open 10.30am. These Fairs usually have quite a range of stalls so there should be something for everyone - come along and have a browse!

CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: For devotees of the Peasmarsh Chamber Music festival which will take place June 25 – 28 this year, if you haven’t booked your tickets yet, they are selling fast ! Email peasmarshboxoffice@gmail.com or call Sue on 01797 253178.

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION: Don’t forget to submit your best photographs for the Memorial Hall photographic Competition - The Memorial Hall Management Committee and Peasmarsh C of E Primary School are running a photographic competition to find pictures for a 2016 Peasmarsh Calendar and are looking for pictures that show the variety and things that make Peasmarsh the village it is.The competition will run until September 11, winners will be notified by September 25 and announced in the October edition of The Peasmarsh Periodical

DOCTOR’S SURGERIES: The doctor’s surgeries for June at the hall will be held on June 9 and 23 at 11.30am, please book your appointment through Rye Medical Centre.

PEASMARSH BOWLS CLUB: Now that it’s Bowls season again Peasmarsh Bowls Club are looking for new members. If you are interested please ring Alf Boorman on 230 438 for more information.

CHURCH SERVICES: This Sunday both the 8am and 10am services will be at Beckley church.