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CAROL SERVICE: This Sunday December 18 at 6pm, the traditional annual carol service at St Johns Parish Church will take place, this will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies. The nine lessons included in the service will be read by members of the congregation, along with the singing of traditional carols. This service will bring you for the true meaning of Christmas. Everyone as always, is very welcome.

CHRISTMAS EVE: On December 24, the annual crib service will take place at at St Johns Parish Church at 4pm, this is a short service suitable to bring your whole family to. Later that evening Midnight Mass will start at 11pm to herald in the arrival of Jesus in the world.

VILLAGE GREEN: Have you ever wondered who supplies and maintains the three attractive flower tubs on the village green? Our thanks must go to Ron Winchester for this all year round display it certainly helps the village to keep a welcoming appearance.

SEDLESCOMBE THEATRE CLUB: Jenny and Shirley have just completed their first year running the club and are glad that so many of you are members in and around the village. This year they have organised trips to musicals Annie and Beautiful, taken part in a musical evening to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday , two plays Invincible and Princess Undone, visited Chichester flower festival, and Windsor Castle and finished the year with a tour of the Christmas lights in London. The membership fee is a mere £10 which is used to cover admin costs, booking fees and tips for coach drivers and any tour guides. If you would like to continue as a member then please complete the form recently sent to you or if you are interested in joining as a new member then please contact Shirley on 01424 870475 or Jenny on 01424 871445.

EVENING OUT ? A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Come and shake off the winter blues when Loose Ends Untied will be performing at the village hall on the evening of Friday January 27 2017. The two Phil’s, Frank and Mark will be playing some classic melodies from the 20th century in their own unique style, to listen or dance to, the choice is yours. Tickets are £15 to include a delicious supper and a licensed bar will be available throughout the evening. Organised by the Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust to get this year off to a flying start!

POWER CUTS: UK Power Networks delivers the electricity to homes and businesses across London the East and South East of England, including Sedlescombe, and they are working hard to ensure that the lights stay on. Since 2010,the frequency of power cuts have reduced by 42%, however while power cuts are less frequent, when they do still occur they can be very worrying, especially to older people, people with chronic medical conditions or parents of very young children. That’s why UK Power Networks have set up a ‘Priority Services Register’ to enable them to identify vulnerable people quickly in the event of a power cut and get them the help they need. You can find more about our free Priority Service Register, including information about who is eligible to register at:ukpowernetworks.co.uk/internet/en/power-cuts/priority-services-during-a-power-cut/ . This winter they are keen to increase the number of people who are registered for help so they can provide the support they need quicker in case of a power cut. Therefore if you know of anyone who may be eligible for help, please encourage and help them to join the Priority Services Register.

HAVE YOU NEWS?: I look forward to receiving your news to be published. If you are looking for new members for your club or organisation why not send me a small piece, outlining your club or organisation aims, activities, membership etc. or if you have an event coming up in the village or local area then why not let me have the details to advertise for you? This is a free service to the village offered by the Battle Observer and hope you will take full advantage of it. Please contact me by email at judy@asselton.co.uk or by calling 870344. Please allow a couple of weeks notice before an event to allow for full coverage.

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