School Open Morning: Claremont Senior School is to have an Open Morning on the 9th May 9.30a.m. to 1p.m. No appointment necessary. For more information phone 01580 830396.

Winchelsea Rotary: I had a letter from the Rye and Winchelsea Rotary Club who do lots of good works, they are to have the 17th annual walk and treasure hunt on the 24th May. For more information and to enter phone 07530 772000.

Bonfire Night: I know that the Bodiam Bonfire Night, which takes place in November, is some time away but on the bar in the Castle Inn is a bottle for anyone to make a donation if you so wish.

Poppy Appeal: The Poppy Appeal for the village raised £500 in 2014. They could do with more volunteers to do door to door in 2015 or if you can help in any other way phone Janet on 01580 830155.

Parish Council: The next meeting of the New Parish Council will be on the 18th May at 7pm in the Parish Room.

St Giles: The service at St Giles on 17th May will be Holy Communion at 11.15a.m. Gordon would like phone calls from Bodiam with any questions about Baptisms, Weddings or other matters, the Rectory phone number is 01580 830268. Gordon is the Vicar of Bodiam and Rector of Ewhurst Green.

Helen Dawson: from Levetts Lane had a fall in her home and was taken to the Conquest Hospital where she sadly died. Levetts Lane will miss Helen. I am sure Isabel, Helen’s daughter was very grateful to the Ambulance Service and to Phyllis Landels for all the kindness on the day of her fall. I must say to Isabel she can never feel guilty as she did a lot for Helen. It would be nice for all daughters, like Isabel, to help their mums, as you have only one.