Sedlescombe

SEDLESCOMBE PLAYERS: Congratulations to Sedlescombe Players on their recent triumphant sell out production of Deadly Nightcap , a thriller by Francis Durbridge that they performed at Sedlescombe village hall last week. Everyone involved in the group is so talented, actors, scenery, lighting, sound, stage , front ofhouse , catering and costumes were all of the highest standard , many people in the audience were heard to say that they had not seen better on the West End stage. Tara Buchanan as director of the production and chairman of the group certainly knows how to pull it and hold it all together for the entertainment of us all. Their next production is “’Allo ‘Allo “ in June 2015 more laughs than murders so don’t miss that!

CHURCH HEATING PROJECT: Come along to the Queens Head this Saturday February 14 at 11am to learn more about the major renovations taking place at St John the Baptist, our Parish Church. Everyone is welcome to see the final plans and partake in a cup of coffee.

CHURCHYARD CLEARING: I had to read this twice when the information arrived on this but have no fear it is a churchyard clearing morning of overgrown plants etc. on Saturday February 21 from 9.30am. Can you spare some time to help to keep the churchyard tidy? Tools and gloves will be limited so if you can bring your own it would help. Refreshments will be provided. That old saying comes to mind “ Many hands make light work”

SEDLESCOMBE FAYRE 2015: You may have noticed on the recent Sedlescombe News Bulletin from the Parish Council that Sedlescombe Fayre on the Sports field will be making a welcome return this summer on Saturday July 18 2015. This is being sponsored by the Parish Council and the Sports Association. It is hoped that as many as possible of the village groups and businesses will take part in the day when there will be the opportunity to publicise and raise funds for yourself. If your club or group has not been approached as yet and would like more details please contact Peter Anson on 870862 or Sally Sidgwick at sallyannsidgwick@btinternet.com

INDONESIAN AND BELIZEAN CULTURAL EVENING: Thursday February 19 at 6.30pm will be time for another popular cultural evening at Pestalozzi International Village Trust, Ladybird Lane, Sedlescombe, TN33 0UF. This will be the second Belizean themed one that has been hosted at Pestalozzi. This time however, it will be merged with input from the first ever Indonesian students – they hope you can make it. Tickets should be booked in advance due to popular demand, so please call the office on 01424 870444 before the event. Tickets are £7.50 for adults and £2.50 for under 12s and admission includes a plate of delicious regional food, drinks and a sweet treat.

VILLAGE HISTORY PRIZE: Sedlescombe Parish Council has decided to instigate a new annual competition to encourage interest in Sedlescombe’s history. The winner will be awarded a Cup to hold for a year. The Cup has been named after Pauline Raymond who retired in 2014 after nearly 40 years working as Clerk to Sedlescombe Parish Council. The competition will be open to anyone of any age, whether they live in Sedlescombe or not, and will take the form of a Sedlescombe local history project not exceeding 10 pages of A4 paper with or without illustrations. The closing date for this year’s entries is April 5. The rules of the competition can be viewed on the Parish Council notice board outside Sedlescombe Stores.

LENT LUNCHES: A date for our diary, Lent lunches begin next week this year on Friday February 20 at 2 Forge Cottages , The Green from 12noon to 1.30pm and will continue for the following five Fridays. Enjoy a bowl of home made soup and crusty bread whilst meeting and chatting to friends. Proceeds this year will be shared between Farm Africa and the Seaview Project in St Leonards .Everyone is welcome to attend and Margaret looks forward to welcoming 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 judy@asselton.co.uk or by calling 870344. Please allow a couple of weeks notice before an event to allow for full coverage

Judy Torrance

Asselton House