Bodiam village voice

THE cricket club will soon go on a tour of West Sussex on August 25-27. We all hope that the club have lots of wins.

The next meeting of the parish council is on August 28, 7pm in the Parish Room.

The big day will soon be with us. Bodiam Church of England Primary School Fun Day and Dog Show on Monday August 27, noon-4pm. This is a fantastic fun day for the family with loads of attractions. For more information please phone Becks on 07767 336171.

Also on that day one of the best boot sales in Sussex takes place in the Castle Inn garden. For more information and to book, phone Tracey on 01580 830981.

On August 26 a sponsored boat push for the Stroke Association charity hits the Castle Inn so Bodiam, get your money out for this worthwhile charity please.

You may have noticed as you walk around Bodiam Castle that the grass is longer in places. This, I am told, is to improve the biodiversity by allowing the grass to grow in places for butterflies, bees etc. Each year the grass will be cut in September and removed.

Some people have asked me why no Parish News for the month of August. I have the answer - July had August news in, so it was all in July’s News. I hope that is right. If not I am sure I will get letters and phone calls.

Bodiam Castle needs your books for the pond rejuvenation project and the National Trust will do its best to find them a good home. The bookshop can be found inside the exhibition room beside the ticket office. If Levetts Lane has books, drop them off to me or call 01580 830436 for details.

The pre-school is to have a boot sale on August 27 and donations of items are welcome on the day or to me. The pre-school starts back on September 5. For any information phone 01580 755525 or 830615.

Please make sure on Bank Holiday Monday that your rubbish bins are out by 7am on the day of collection. The Bank Holiday collection will be as normal.

I hope all of Bodiam and around know we have Sunday and Bank Holiday bus services to Hastings and Hawkhurst, service 349.

Geoffrey Goodsell, 13 Levetts Lane