349 Bus Service: is expected to operate during the Summer Bank Holidays. For more information phone Traveline 0871 200 22 33 or Stagecoach Helpdesk Monday to Saturday 7.30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on 03456 00 22 99.

Budgens in Hawkhurst: Many people from the village shop at Budgens in Hawkhurst but it will only continue trading until the Summer when it willclose to be refitted and Waitrose will take over. Waitrose say it will create 40 new jobs and the Post Office is to go into the Old Barclays Bank in the High Street that is now closed.

Hawkhurst Community Hospital: that takes in Bodiam, run a Day Centre three days a week, one day for the elderly and isolated and two days for people with dementia, they are currently finding they are very short of volunteer drivers. If anyone can help please phone Jane 01580 752193.

The Chase: I am sure that many people watch the best quiz show on TV, The Chase, and on the show the other week was Debbie, the young daughter of Phyllis Landels (if it was not Debbie she has a very good look a like), I was watching with my sister so it must be right that it was Debbie. Bradley Walsh asked Debbie “What will you do with the money if you win?” she replied “It will all go to my Mum’s big day, who will be 80”. What a daughter!

Castle Inn Bodiam: I went to a meal with one of my many lady friends to the Castle Inn Bodiam, some pubs that you go to you come out hungry and have to get more food, this is not the case at the Castle Inn, very good meal.

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