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Judy Torrance

Sedlescombe

SENIORS CHRISTMAS PARTY: This year’s party will take place at the village hall this evening Friday December 14 from 5.30 to 8.30pm. The evening will include a buffet meal, entertainment and a bar. There may still be tickets at £5.00 available please contact Reg on 870258 for further information.

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ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHRISTMAS FAIR: This is a busy weekend for our parish church, first their CHRISTMAS FAIR this, Saturday December 8 in Sedlescombe village hall, open from 12noon onwards. There will be lots of stalls featuring a puzzle corner and toyshop, lovely gifts, cakes and pickles and more. Tickets for the Christmas Draw are now on sale from church members and also in the village shop giving you the chance to win £100 plus lots of other great prizes. Throughout the afternoon light lunches and afternoon tea will be served by the willing volunteers. Make it a date to support this fundraising event for our historic ancient village church and bag some Christmas presents too.

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SEDLESCOMBE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAYRE: This Saturday, December 1 Sedlescombe school hold their annual Christmas Fayre ,open from 12 until 3pm. There will be a grand raffle, guess the weight of the cake, pick Olafs nose, hook a bauble, santas grotto, find the elves, craft stalls and face painting. The school kitchen will be open serving tea, coffee, mince pies and savouries. Make that a date in your diary to support your local school. Entrance is just 50p for adults, children free entry. The School PTA have taken on the mammoth task of raising £50,000 to have the sports area resurfaced so your support is very welcome. Help them succeed by supporting their event.

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SEDLESCOMBE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Only one more week to go until the next fundraising event for our village school , their annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday December 1 open from 12 until 3pm. There will be a grand raffle , guess the weight of the cake , pick Olafs nose , hook a bauble , santas grotto, find the elves, craft stallsand face painting . the school kitchen will be open serving tea, coffee, mince pies and savouries.Make that a date in your diary to support your local school. Entrance is just 50p for adults, children free entry. The School PTA have taken on the mammoth task of raising £50,000 to have the sports area resurfaced so your support is very welcome. They also have a GoFundMe page for donations.

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ST MICHAELS HOSPICE SEDLESCOMBE CHRISTMAS MARKET: If you’re stuck for gift ideas and want to get into the Christmas spirit then head down to Sedlescombe Village Hall this Saturday November 17 for St Michaels Hospice first annual Christmas Market in Sedlescombe. There will be a variety of stalls selling festive gifts and goodies, plus their popular Tree of Gifts. You can also enjoy some tasty delights in their little café area serving a selection of delicious cakes and hot drinks. St Michaels hospice Christmas Markets have been running for several years throughout Hastings and Rother. This year they have built upon last year’s Markets and offer a wide range of unique Christmas gifts, jewellery, stocking fillers and much, much more. Entry is only £1.For further information please contact Felicity on 01424 457959.

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SEDLESCOMBE AND DISTRICT GARDEN SOCIETY AGM: This evening, Friday November 9 in Sedlescombe Village Hall . Members will have received the AGM papers. The AGM is a way for you, the members, to have a say in how the Society is run, so go along and have your say. The official AGM business, will start promptly at 7.00 p.m. to be followed by guest speaker Dr Mick Lynn, who will give a talk entitled “The Effect of Climate Change on Gardening” The evening will be rounded off with refreshments and the customary raffle.

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SHOEBOX REMINDER: A gentle reminder from St John the Baptist parish church to anyone taking part in filling a shoebox to be sent to families in Eastern Europe. These need to be brought to church by this Sunday November 4, ready for collection early next week. The families that receive these parcels live in poverty with very few pleasures. They are always so pleased to accept them and to know that someone cares means a great deal. For more information, ready for next year please contact 870808.

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SEDLESCOMBE AND DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB: A lovely start to the run up to Christmas is the flower club Christmas demonstration on Wednesday November 14 at Sedlescombe Village hall. This year Christine Nash will be visiting to give her interpretation of “A Blooming Marvellous Christmas”. You are invited to come along and enjoy the evening doors open at 7pm, if you have never tried anything like this before, you might be surprised how enjoyable it all is. There will be the usual sales table but at this time of year, on offer will be everything you need for your festive flower arrangements as well as some special accessories. There will also be the opportunity to win one of the beautiful arrangements at the end of the evening alongside a very exciting general raffle. Tickets for the evening are just £8.50 which will include seasonal drinks and nibbles, and are available from Judy on 01424 870344 or Norma on 01797223923

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ANNUAL JUMBLE SALE: There is still time to declutter and donate to the sale taking place in the village hall this Saturday October 20 , then come back as a buyer , doors open to buyers 11.30 am. Remember one man’s jumble is another man’s treasure – or woman’s ! Even if you do not think you will want or need anything you may be surprised what you will find Jumble to sell and helpers on the day are both needed and wanted, if YOU can help with either please contact the numbers given. For collection please give a call on 01424870808 or 870688 or please bring to the hall after 9am on the morning of the sale. This is one of the main fundraisers in the year for the church, please show your support. It does seem a win, win situation, you have a more organised, tidier life and the church have extra funds. Refreshments will also be served to keep you going through the sale.

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SEDLESCOMBE BREAKAWAYS: The Breakaways will meet in the committee room at the Sedlescombe village hall on Thursday October 18 at 10am. Pauline Raymond, longtime resident and former parish clerk will be recounting stories from Sedlescombe Past 1890 to 1990. Everyone is welcome to go along as meetings are open to all . Entrance is just £1 for the morning and includes coffee or tea and cake. For further details if needed please contact 01424870688

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ST JOHN THE BAPTIST OUR PARISH CHURCH: This Sunday October 7 it is the monthly family service at 10.30 and all are welcome. There is no communion, so a shorter service, ideal for families to join in and enjoy the surroundings. There is a play area in the church for younger children.

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HARVEST FESTIVAL: This Sunday, September 30 is Harvest festival at St John the Baptist parish church, this will start with a service of harvest Eucharist at 10.30am followed by lunch soon afterwards in church. Margaret writes “We would love to welcome YOU to join us , everyone is welcome. There is lots of tasty food on the menu including cold meats , salmon, quiches, veggie options, salad and crusty bread salads and crusty bread followed by apple pie and other desserts, wash this down with cider or a soft drink. We look forward to having lots of people to share this with us giving thanks for all the good things we enjoy each day”. Sounds delicious. On Friday and Saturday, a team of volunteer flower arrangers will decorate the church and if previous years is anything to go on , the church will look splendid with its Harvest decorations. Gifts of food, fruit, vegetables and gifts suitable to donate to Seaview Homeless project in St Leonards, will be gratefully received, call 870688 or 870608 for collection or please leave in church.

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SEDLESCOMBE AND DISTRICT GARDEN SOCIETY AUTUMN SHOW: This Saturday , September 22 the Society will be holding its Autumn Show in Sedlescombe Village Hall. Doors open to the public at 2pm.There will be displays of flowers, floral art, vegetables and fruit as well as cooking, handicrafts, photography, a Young Peoples section, a raffle, and space for a sit down with a cup of tea and homemade cake. This year there will be a presentation of ‘All Things Apple’ and there will be an opportunity to taste dishes made with apples covering all meals of the day. Also the Domestic Section features the ‘Great Apple Pie’ contest, the winner receiving a £10 voucher. Non-members, as well as members, will have entered the classes. Staging of all entries is from 8.00am to 10.15am then the hall is cleared for judging and we open again at 2pm for visitors. Display vases, moss and water and food covers will be provided as appropriate. If you are not already a member you may be inspired to join the Garden Society, £7 per annum per person but only £10 for a family membership. Pick up a membership form at the show or on line see below. If you have any queries, please contact the Show Secretary, Mrs. Page, by e-mail on sdgs.showsecretary@gmail.com or by phone 01424 870455 or 870177. sedlescombegardensociety.org.uk

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MIKE DAVIES: For those of you who would like to pay your respects to Mike, his funeral will be on Monday September 17, St Johns Parish Church at 11am.

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SEPTEMBER: Here we are in September already, three quarters of the year gone, children back to school but hopefully this good weather will linger for a while longer for us to enjoy.

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SAD NEWS: I must start this weeks’ news with the very sad news that Mike Davies, longtime resident and friend to all who knew him in the village, passed away suddenly last Saturday. He was involved and volunteered in so many activities around the village over the years, badminton club, theatre club, Friends of the Church, member of Village hall committee for many years, come to mind as just a few. I am sure many of us will miss him, for the good neighbour he was, always jovial and good company, my husband and I shall certainly miss him very dearly. Our thoughts are with Shirley and family at this time as they support each other. He was a regular reader of the village voice, he would have been most surprised to see that he was first in the column this week but very sadly for the worse possible reason. Try and enjoy each day as it comes, a smile goes such a long way even at this difficult time.

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BANK HOLIDAY: Here we are with another bank holiday upon on, let us hope for some of that wonderful weather so that we can all be enjoying the events in the area and gardens. Also the eternal prayer for this annual weekend, and that is, the roads are not too busy!

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THE CROQUETEERS CLUB: there is a new club in the village , their secretary writes “Croquet at Sedlescombe Playing Field. A new croquet club, named after the players who played croquet at Wimbledon, before Lawn Tennis took over, has been formed for all and sundry who would like to play or learn more about this ancient and strategic game. All equipment is freely available for you to use as you learn the ins and outs of this addictive sport, which takes little energy but more thought, a little like snooker.

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RURAL PAST TIMES: Rural Past Times takes place in the grounds of Pestalozzi Village, Sedlescombe, this weekend on August 11 and 12. Entry is Adults £6, Children 5-14 yrs £1.

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HELP NEEDED : Can you spare an hour or two this Saturday morning August 4 to help at the big churchyard clear from 9am at St John the Baptist Parish church on Church Hill? It would be helpful to bring your own tools, shears rakes, secateurs, gloves etc. Refreshments will be provided along will lots of village camaraderie.

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