Sedlescombe village voice

The second of the Lent hunger lunches takes place today Friday March 2 from noon to 1.30pm at 2 Forge Cottages, The Green.

n You are invited to take part by enjoying a bowl or two of home made soup and crusty bread in warm friendly company for just £2.50.

Proceeds raised from the next five weeks lunches will go to Sedlescombe church and Farm Africa.

There is still time to enter a team for the quiz night on Friday March

9 starting at 7.00pm.

The cost per person is just £6 which will include a ploughman’s supper, cakes and refreshments.

There will not be a licensed bar but you are able to bring your own drinks.

All funds raised will go towards the upkeep of the Village Hall.

If you are interested in entering a team or being part of another team then please contact Pauline or Reg on 870258.

A news update from Sedlescombe CE Primary School: Our school netball teams recently played matches against Battle Abbey at home, we won one match and just lost the other. All girls played well, and we are very proud of them all.

The parents then provided a delicious tea in our school for both schools creating a lovely afternoon.

Our football team played in the quarter-finals of the area cup last week, against Westfield Primary School, and won 2-1.

This is great news, as it now means our team is through to the semi-finals, which will be a very tough match against Silverdale Primary School.

We’ll let you know the result!

We are also playing in the local Primary Schools tournament at Claverham on Saturday March10 from 9am to midday; all supporters are welcome.

Sainsbury’s vouchers are once again being collected and can be dropped into school, so please do save them for us, thank you.

Our PTA are busy getting our swimming pool ready for the summer seaso, it is due to open around April 16.

We hope that the water shortage does not bring us difficulties this year.

The pool will be open to the village community and we would love to hear from you if you are interested in swimming in our pool.

We have a sponsored swim on May 19, to raise funds for the ongoing maintenance of our pool, more news on this to follow.

You are very welcome to come along, swim some lengths and get sponsors, please feel very welcome to join us

On February 23, we had a lovely first visit by pupils and staff from our new link school in Eastbourne, St. Andrew’s CE Infant School.

We are beginning to learn about our differences and similarities, and discover ways in which we can findout more about life in each other’s school.

As we are both in East Sussex, we are able to visit each other’s schools quite easily, which makes this link become more real.

We also link with a school in Pandare, in India. Our Year 5 and 6 children share work and letters with pupils.

This is a very strong, established link and we have even had teacher exchanges.

We are getting very excited as we have managed to raise funds, through grants and PTA fund-raising, to purchase a Yurt, which will be erected soon in our school grounds.

This will be used for a variety of lessons, storytimes, groupwork and will be a great area for the children to enjoy learning and playing in.

We feel very luck. Please feel welcome to enjoy reading about lots of other school news, photos, events etc. on our School Learning Platform: www.sedlescomebcep.e-sussex.sch.uk

Are you going to help make Sedlescombe Swing into Spring on Friday March 30 when the Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust present a live twelve piece band, The Swing Street Band at the village hall for one night only.

Tickets are priced at £15 which includes a delicious supper prepared and served by Jean Dann, Sally Brown, Judy Torrance ,Jean Woodman and Gill Tapp.

Numbers will be limited to allow comfortable space for listening and dancing so please hurry down to Sedlescombe Stores to buy yours now.

A licensed bar will be available during the evening.

Please contact 882438/ 870344 or 01580 830813 for any further details.

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.

Judy Torrance

Asselton House