Geoffrey Goodsell

13 Levetts Lane

YOU do not have many Dora Churcher’s in the life of a village, but Dora, who is in the twilight of her years, will not now be head of distribution in Bodiam. She now has a young man who will go on for years. That is very good parish news. It is time you had a good rest Dora. Time has caught up with me and I am sure it has with you. Dora you have put in a lot of hard work for the church and the village with Tom. Thank you.

Christmas is not far off and the services at St Giles are carols at 6pm on December 16 and a service of Holy Communion on Christmas Day at 11.15am. At the carols there will be mince pies and mulled wine.

The next date for the mobile library to Bodiam will be on November 22 in Levetts Lane from 3.05-3.30pm.

Tonight at 6.30pm it will be all roads to Bodiam Castle Inn for the big event of the year, bonfire night and fireworks, with live music from Elastic.

Did you know that the Romans came through Bodiam and did not stay long, but in August 2010 students from the humanities department of Southampton University identified the route across two gardens in the village. If anyone has any information phone 01797 252550.

Two past PCSOs for Bodiam - one is to have a happy event, a baby, that is Sam Kemp, and Emma Phillips has had an operation and will be off work for some time. We all wish them well.

Next meeting of the Parish Council is on November 19, 7pm in the Parish Room.

I am sure Pam Marsh of Levetts Lane will be glad to see the end of 2012. Pam has had two accidents and went to hospital and an insect bit her and she went to hospital. Pam you must get fit for the Hastings Race for Life in July 2013.