Battle news in Brief

Choral concert: BATTLE Choral Society’s celebration concert will be held at Christ Church, St Leonards, on May 19 to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

There will be a retiring collection in aid of the Royal British Legion.

Tickets are £15 each and available from Raggs Boutique, 20 High Street, Battle (01424 774184), The Little Larder, 39 Norman Road, St Leonards (01424 424364) or from 01424 424339 or 444421.

The choir will be running a free coach from Battle’s Market Square, to and from the concert. Seats must be reserved by phoning 01424 772895.

For more information, visit or phone 01424 424339 or 444421.

Parish assembly

BATTLE’S Parish Assembly will take place in the Battle Memorial Hall on May 9.

Battle Town Council will be circulating a copy of its Annual Report, together with full details of the Assembly itself, to every household.

This is not only the opportunity to hear from county, district and town councillors about what has been happening in the local area but for residents to put questions to those councillors.

Rather than an open forum, the assembly will repeat the structured ‘Question Time’ session.

Questions should be sent, in advance, to town clerk Peter Mills on 01424 772210 or email

Table displays for local organisations will be located in the St Valery Room, next to the main hall. Any groups wishing to have a display should call Peter Mills.

Boot sale

BATTEL Bonfire Boyes will hold a boot sale on Sunday April 29, 7am-1pm in the field next to the Squirrel Inn, North Trade Road, Battle.

Cars cost £6, vans £8 and Luton-type vans £10 - no food or drink vendors.

Details from 07832189474.

Flower club

BATTLE Flower Club’s next meeting will take place on May 1 at the Guide Hut in the North Trade Road recreation ground, Battle, 7pm for 7.30pm.

It will be an open meeting and will feature a demonstration by Jackie Arnold.

All welcome.

RAFA meeting

THE next meeting of RAFA Battle Branch (pub lunch followed by meeting) scheduled for today (Friday) has been cancelled.

The branch will next meet on Friday May 25, details of which will be advised later.

Details of the proposed trip to the Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel le Ferne, will be advised to interested members shortly.

Jumble sale

ROBERTSBRIDGE Guides, Brownies and Rainbows will hold a jumble sale on Saturday May 12, 10am–noon in the Church Room, Fair Lane, Robertsbridge.

If anyone has any jumble, including clothes, bric-a-brac, books and toys, the group will be happy to collect it.

Call Jane on 01580 880619 or Jo on 01580 880872.

Jumble sale

BATTLE Pre-School Playgroup will hold a jumble sale at Asten Fields in Battle on Saturday May 12, 10am-noon, to raise funds for new resources.

Refreshments will be available.

Donations can be left at playgroup premises from Tuesday May 8.