Not a hoax caller: A Bodiam resident had two doubtful callers the other week and suspected the two men were not genuine. The resident phoned me and I said phone the police.

The men left a card and I phoned the number on it and in fact both were ok. The police called back and also confirmed they were genuine.

I must say the resident was very good and did all the right things. Please be wary of people who call unannounced.

Book shop: The second-hand bookshop at the National Trust’s Bodiam Castle still needs books. The shop is run by Marion and Alan Batter and helps raise much needed funds for ongoing projects.

The book shop opened in 2012 and has raised £8,700 to date.

I went into the bookshop the other Sunday and i must say there were some very good books on sale.

Healthy Helen: Dear Helen Dawson has her big day on February 21 - her birthday. Helen will be 92. I am sure Helen will have many friends around her as well as her daughter Isabel, who looks after her dear mum with husband Keith and how could we forget Phyllis who looks after many people in Bodiam, like myself.

What I do like about Helen is that she goes out some days for a run or walk and comes back in the ambulance.

Council meeting: The next council meeting takes place in the parish room on February 23 at 7pm.

Geoffrey Goodsell

13 Levetts Lane