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BANK HOLIDAY: Here we go again into another Bank holiday weekend, a time to get together with family and friends so let us hope that the weather holds and that everyone is able to enjoy the freedom of living in this beautiful area.

SPRING FAYRE ON THE GREEN: Ralph Dellow one of the main organisers writes: We were very lucky to have such fine weather; it was a glorious day. The committee are very grateful for the help we received from so many of the people of Sedlescombe, it is a testament to the kindness of the residents of the Village. We try to restore some of the traditions that were once part of village life. The maypole is always part of this and this year we introduced a pillory which seemed to delight children who were able to throw wet sponges at their chosen victim. Florence, the reader of tarot cards offered to read the future and I noticed that most people came away with a smile. We have tried to introduce some different children’s and adult games, one being a kind of golf call a ‘ mouse game’ it seemed to do well. As usual we had many stalls and of course super refreshments prepared by the ladies on the day. We will send £500 to St Michaels Hospice and in due time donations to other organisations in the village. Once more thank you to all those who helped us including the proprietors of the Brickwall Hotel, the Queens Head, Carr Taylor vineyard and Jonathan and Heather Vinehall.

QUIZ NIGHT: Bookings are still being taken for the quiz in the village hall on Friday May 29. 7:00pm for 7:30pm. If you think you know a thing or two about a range of subjects then teams of six are invited to come and join in at £8.00 per head. If you would like to take part but not able to make a team then please contact Andrea , I am sure she will be able to arrange you into a super quizzers team and meet some new friends at the same time. The price includes a Fish and Chip supper, tea and coffee. To avoid missing out on a very enjoyable evening, please contact Andrea on 01424 871 625 to book a table.

JAZZ AND SUPPER NIGHT: On Saturday July 18, the evening of this years Summer Fayre, there will be a fantastic evening of musical entertainment in the village hall with the legendary Mike Hatchard and Herbie Flowers. This will be a first for Sedlescombe so please come along and join us for a great evening of fun, good food and exceptional music. Tickets are priced at £20, now available and are selling fast, to get yours please contact Jenny on 01424 871445

OPERA EVENING: There are still tickets available for this fundraising event being organised by Battle & Villages Lions Club. They are holding an Opera Evening with 3 course dinner on Saturday July 25 at Bannatynes Spa Hotel. Glyndebourne singers Thomasin Tresize and Paul Hopwood will be singing arias and duets from Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, Dvorak and Bizet. If you would like to join them for this special evening or would like further details please phone Roy Chapman on 01424 870520.

ST MICHAELS HOSPICE OPEN GARDEN SCHEME: The season continues this year on Tuesday May 26 at Ewhurst Green where two gardens, Soggs House, Lordine Lane, TN32 5TL and Preachers, Shoreham Lane, TN32 5TB will be open from 10.30am to 4pm in support of this local charity. Entry is just £5 payable at either of the gardens where you will be supplied with a ticket to visit both, so excellent value for money. Refreshments will be available all day at Soggs House so why not take some time out with family or friends and make it a date.

UDIMORE GARDEN SAFARI: Next Saturday afternoon, May 30, seven beautiful Udimore gardens will be open to the public between 1.30pm and 5.30pm, the village’s very first garden safari. You can collect tickets ,£6, children free and maps at the Community Hall, near the church. Tea and cakes will be available there too, and plants also at Beauchamps. This will be a fundraising event for St Mary’s Church.

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