The AGM of Bodiam Community Friends will be held at the Castle Inn on Wednesday April 2 at 6pm. There will be light refreshments. Do please come and support and hear more about the friends and how the friends can help the community of Bodiam.

No Mothering Sunday Service at St Giles on March 30. Next service Bodiam will have to go up to Ewhurst Green for the 9.30am service or 6pm evening praise at Staplecross. The next service is on April 6 and will be the family service with refreshments at St Giles at 11.15am. The Easter services: Good Friday 11.15am and Easter Sunday 11.15am.

Soon William Past and his family will move to Staplecross. William is the premises manager at Bodiam Castle. His family association with Bodiam goes back to 1917, but William grew up with the castle as his playground (what a playground). He remembers parachuting an Action Man off the top tower into the castle. What will the National Trust do with William’s home? Perhaps more offices or rent it out for some high return.

Pam Marsh, who looks after the changing rooms at the recreation ground for the parish council put in a lot of work after the floods in not the best conditions. So a big thank you Pam.

The service for the late Philippa Hawes who was the daughter of the late Joan Daws of Peters Green will take place at St James’ Ewhurst Green today, March 28, at 11.30am.

The annual general meeting of the Bodiam PTA takes place today, March 28, at 2.30pm in the Bodiam Church of England Primary School.

Geoffrey Goodsell, 13 Levetts Lane