Playgroup: The Bodiam Preschool Playgroup is a not for profit charity and gives high quality care that costs. So from January 5 fees will go up. The morning and afternoon sessions will rise from £12 to £15. Lunch Club will remain unchanged at £3 a session.

War memorial: Work will start soon on the War Memorial. The work will be done by E C Cloute - general builder of Bodiam.

Broadband: Bodiam has a parish council that moves with the times so super fast broadband will be coming to Bodiam in March 2015.

Claremont carols: All are welcome to sing carols on the village green with Claremont Senior School on December 1 at 6pm.

St Giles: The next service at St Giles is on December 7 and is a family service at 11.15am. Gordon the Vicar of Bodiam will take the service. Do please telephone Gordon with any questions about baptisms, weddings or other matters. The Rectory phone number is 01580 830268. Gordon sometimes has a cream tea on his day off but he will respond to any message as soon as he can.

Bonfire and fireworks: I am sorry that I was not at the fireworks and bonfire but I was told it was a very good at the Castle Inn. A big thank-you to everyone who supported the event.

Geoffrey Goodsell

13 Levetts Lane