Judy Torrance, Asselton House

Sedlescombe Green WI hold their next meeting on Wednesday September 25 at the village hall when the British Red Cross Fire Emergency Support Unit will be visiting the meeting . This unit operates in conjunction with victims of domestic fire and flood so this should prove a very interesting and inspiring evening for all that attend. Members and visitors are always welcome. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30 start however if you would like some information prior to the date please contact Andrea on 871625 or Margaret on 870808

Next weekend Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29 there will be a flower festival in our parish church, St John the Baptist which will be open to visitors from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 12noon to 4pm on the Sunday. This will then be followed at 6pm on the Sunday by evensong and harvest supper. The theme of the festival will be wedding anniversaries and incorporated into this will be harvest festival. There are many talented flower arrangers taking part and it is hoped that you will support the event and visit during the two days to admire their displays in our beautiful village church. Light refreshments will be available and there will also be various stalls. For more details of offers of help please contact Margaret on 870808.

The annual jumble sale organised by the Friends of Sedlescombe church is only a few weeks away, the date this year is Saturday October 26. This early reminder is to give you plenty of time to clear your unwanted clutter and consider donating it to this local cause. All funds from the event will directly benefit the refurbishment of the church taking place at the moment. Nearer the date there will be the opportunity to have your donations collected if you are not able to bring to the hall on the day and further information on this will follow in the next few weeks.

Sedlescombe Societies Association Annual General Meeting will be on Monday November 18 in Committee room 2 at the village hall. It is hoped that new committee members from the village will come forward so that there will be a summer fayre event in 2014. Another part of the evening will concentrate on granting small amounts to local groups who are in need of funds for community projects. If you would like to apply for a small grant for your group or village project please write with the details and the amount requested as soon as possible to the secretary, Judy Torrance, Asselton House, the Green Sedlescombe TN33 0QA.

No news as yet on the reappearance of the large barbeque that is used at Sedlescombe village fayre. This was last seen on Saturday July 27 in the Sports Pavilion. Please could you contact Bob on 871415 to give him a date for its return so that arrangements can be made for it to go into storage. Thank you.

If you have an event coming up in the local area or would like to have a small piece, outlining your club or organisation aims, activities, membership etc. then please contact me by email to or by calling 870344. Please allow a couple of weeks notice before an event to allow for full coverage.