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PARISH COUNCIL: At the Council’s meeting last Wednesday, there was a full discussion of arrangements for the “Your Udimore” event, which is to be held at the Hall between noon and 2pm on Saturday, April 29. As published in the Council’s March newsletter, the aim of this event will be to welcome newcomers to Udimore, and to provide information on the wide range of activities that occur in the village. It was agreed by councillors that hamburgers, tea and coffee would be available, and a bouncy castle for the children. More details will follow as soon as I hear about them.

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Robertsbridge news


Robertsbridge Rainbows, Brownies and Guides: are hosting their Quiz Night tonight Friday 24th March at Robertsbridge Club. 7pm ready for a 7.30pm start. Teams of 6 @ £5 per person.

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Winchelsea & Winchelsea Beach news


APC meet: The Annual Parochial Church Meeting takes place tomorrow Saturday March 25th in St Thomas’ Church at 10.30am. All members of the parish are welcome and if you are on the Roll or have an interest in the running of the Church do try to attend. This is also an exercise in local democracy as there will be elections at the meeting for Churchwardens and Council members all of whom play an important part in church matters.

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Netherfield news


St John The Baptist Church Netherfield: Item 1:On Mothering Sunday, March 26 at 10.00 am is a family service, at which everyone is welcome. There will be posies for mothers and probably grannies too!

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Burwash news


Bingo: What fun afternoon we all had at the latest Charity Prize bingo afternoon. There is such a great feeling of joining in amongst those who come. They help with all the preparations. during the event and with clearing up. My grateful thanks to the two gentlemen from the snooker club who so kindly put out the tables for us, I don’t know if they realise what a big help this is to us ladies, but we really do appreciate it’ Thanks to Wendy Hardy, Gill Saunders, Marjorie Axell, Wendy Woolgar for their help setting up. Big thank yo to Carly Hopkins and the other ladies who helped with checking the winning cards, to Tracy Langford with the teas, Eileen Craddock for selling the raffle tickets and all those who helped put away especially Diane King and her two young nephews and niece. The new electronic bingo machine was a big hit, it made us realise how noisy the other one had become. I am pleased to say that the 60 year old machine has not been broken up but sold on for others to have fun with. The result of another great event saw us make a profit of £279 which will be sent to Demelza. Thank you everyone who supported us by giving us so many lovely prizes and just for being there.

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Etchingham news


MOTHERING SUNDAY SERVICE: All are invited to the Mothering Sunday Service in the Church on Sunday (March 26), 11am. Do bring all the family along to this special Family Service, there will be posies for the Mums and refreshments afterwards.

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Peasmarsh news


Mobile Library: The next visit of the Mobile Library will be on Thursday 13th April 2017 then three weeks after that.

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Ninfield & Hooe news


Don’t forget, Mother’s Day!: This Sunday, 26th March, and it’s the time to spoil all ‘Esteemed Mama’s’ in the world! My E.M will be joining the O.H and I, plus Canine-Crew and Bramble-Kat of course, for lunch and, obviously, a glass or two of Fizzy plonk! I’ll hopefully be cooking up something posh, cos’, even though it would be good to go out, sometimes heaving pubs are less relaxing than a leisurely meal at home! And, it’s also the time of year when celebrations accumulate..! My Dad’s birthday was 27th March, and, depending on when Easter fell, occasionally I could have Mothers’ Day, Dad’s birthday, E.M’s Birthday (a week later) and Easter within a fortnight...quite a challenge on the gift-ideas front, and there are only so many flowers and chocolates you can give/receive! Anyway, I think B-K will enjoy the gatherings over the next couple of weeks- she really has become a beautiful family ‘Cog/Dat’... and No, that’s not a typo, she is just not quite sure what she is, Cat or Dog, it’s unique and hilarious! So, ‘Happy Mothers Day’ to all the lovely Ladies out there, you are very special and much appreciated...xx

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Northiam news


Dance Club: Our Sequence Dance Club meets in the Village Hall on Friday evenings. Call Tony (253287) to find out more – the evening is 7-10pm with a break for tea and chat.

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Catsfield news


WI Jumble Sale: Tomorrow, Saturday is the WI Jumble Sale which will be held in the Village Hall from 10am-12pm. Entrance will be 50 pence for adults and tea/coffee and cakes will be available to buy. Do come along and find some bargains, there’s always some really nice items for sale at very reasonable prices then stay and have some refreshments.

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Sandhurst news


Yoga: Weald power yoga will take place at the old school Sandhurst. £9 per class and beginners are welcome on a Wednesday at 2 PM.

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Staplecross news


COMMUNITY NEWS & REVIEWS: STAPLECROSS VILLAGE HALL- It was sad to see that at our recent Village Hall A.G.M. two stalwart members of the Village Hall Committee step down from their roles and ‘retire’ so to speak. Hilary Ganly resigned as Chairman and Mike Wood resigned as Secretary. Both of these much valued members have served on the committee for a goodly number of years and both now felt that the time was right, (for them) to pass their various batons on to someone else, to continue their work and help take the Village Hall onwards in it’s role as a superb and popular community asset. It was also rather a shame to find that no-one else was in a position to take on these roles at that meeting. Therefore, through this column, I am charged with the request to invite any member of our parish community who would like to help in the running of our much loved Village Hall, in Northiam Road, Staplecross, and would be prepared to take on the role of either Chairman or Secretary to please contact -in the first instance-Hilary on 01580-830704 asap. Hilary will be able to explain just what is involved with both roles and hopefully answer any questions you may have.As you all know, a ship or a plane cannot function properly without a captain and a right-hand man, and our village hall is just the same. So please do give some thought to taking on either of these small, but important positions. The work of both roles are non-laborious, simplistic and rewarding and certainly not time-consuming or a burden. You’ll find the rest of the V.H. committee very supportive as we all feel very proud of our village hall. Please consider sharing in this important work and help us look after OUR village hall.

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Sedlescombe news


LENT LUNCHES: Lent Lunches continue today, March 24, at Margaret’s home at 2 Forge Cottages, The Green at 12noon until 1.30pm. They are going well last week raised £107. You are invited to enjoy homemade soup and crusty bread for just £3 each. This weeks menu includes leek and potato, mushroom, butternut squash , chicken and vegetable so there is lots of choice. All funds are to be shared between two charities, the Seaview project for the homeless, based in St Leonards and Farm Africa. All are welcome to attend today in the company of friends old and new. These lunches will run for the next two Fridays of Lent.

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Icklesham news


GREETINGS: Was the wonderful warmth and sunshine last week our summer, I wonder? Will we look back in August and remind ourselves that we had some early sunbathing weather?

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Iden news


A SENSE OF JOY: I love Christmas, and Easter. This week I scoured the pound shops and bought big, orange polystyrene carrots [not often you see polystyrene carrots], rabbit hairbands, Easter eggs, and bits and bobs for the grandchildren. It’s tradition isn’t it to have Easter egg trees, Simnel cake, the Easter egg hunt ,and a roast lamb dinner, [homage to the lambs in the field], and hot cross buns for breakfast and tea. People say that Christmas and Easter are too commercialised, but I don’t find either so. Both these religious festivals create an ambiance that transcends all the frippery. We have wonderful church services. Choirs everywhere prepare to perform ‘The Messiah’, or ‘Stainer’s Crucifixion. We decorate churches with specific thought. Children prepare for Nativity plays with unbridled excitement, our Christmas gifts mirror those of the wise men, and the sense of joy and good will is so profound that the whole atmosphere threatens to burst. My daughter went to buy me an ornament one Christmas, and when I said “no you’ve bought me enough”. A lady said “ you buy it, I wish I still had my mum to buy for”. Christmas and Easter are a catalyst for remembering, for sharing, and commiserating. Every bow we tie, and every thought we have when choosing who likes ‘Aero’ Easter eggs, and who prefers the ones with chocolate buttons is born out of consideration. I have absolutely no doubt that God would look favourably upon my polystyrene carrots.

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Fairlight news


You weren’t going to forget, were you?: That British Summer Time starts 2 am this Sunday, March 26? If you’re planning something special for Sunday, which is Mothering Sunday, like giving her garden a spring make-over, or even just giving the grass a first cut, get to bed early on Saturday to ensure you’re refreshed for the tasks ahead, and never mind losing a precious hour’s sleep!

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Westfield news


Services at Westfield Parish Church: on Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and the special Mothering Sunday Family Service at 10am. Bring the family - all the children in church will be able to keep the lovely tradition of giving out posies. The weekly Lent meetings continue in the church each Wednesday at 7.30pm, so come to any meeting for praise, prayer and Bible study.

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Whaltington news


HELLO: The spring weather seems to have disappeared but don’t forget that British Summer Time starts this weekend now often called Daylight Saving Time – so put your clocks forward on Sunday, 26 March 2017, 01:00:00 clocks are turned forward 1 hour to Sunday, 26 March 2017, 02:00:00

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Bodiam news


Railway tickets: if anyone would like to come to Bodiam by the Kent and East Sussex Railway with a travel card tickets are £18 adults, £12 for children, £38 for a family which is two adults and up to 3 children or one adult and up to 4 children and you can get discounted entry to Bodiam Castle with your ticket.

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Brede news


Brede Village Hall: at a meeting last week it was well attended by nominated club members and users of the Hall. There was a big to do list and Volunteers are needed. If you are free to help with any of the following please give Rod Came a call 01424 883333 1, Fill the pot holes in the car park. 2, Put down extra pea Beach where required 3, Clean the gates and remove green growth. 4 Clear leaves and litter and generally make the car park in front of the hall look smart. 5. Tidy the notice boards. As most of the committees are made up of older folk it would be good if some younger folk offered their help as it is needed.

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