Bodiam Village Voice

The Castle Inn is to have a quiz night in aid of the Bodiam Bonfire in November. The quiz is to take place in the Castle Inn on Friday March 21 from 7.30pm. Teams of six, £8 per person includes a delicious supper. Phone 01580 830330 to book a team and for more information.

The Bodiam Parish Assembly will take place at the Bodiam Church of England Primary School Hall, with refreshments from 7pm on March 20 and the assembly at 7.30pm. There will be a report from the Church of England, National Trust, Rother Valley Railway, Bodiam Cricket Club, ESCC Cllr Angharad Davies and Rother District councillors Sue Prochak and Graham Browne. All electors of Bodiam please come and find out what has been happening in the parish and put your views and concerns forward.

It was good to see more humour in the Parish News. The vicar was making an appeal for more help with the Sunday School - ‘At the moment I’m just carrying on with a couple of single ladies’.

If anyone wishes to submit articles for publication, these need to be submitted no later than the 10th day of the month preceeding publication. Please send any correspondence by post to Karen Wake, 1 Prawles Cottages, Ewhurst Green, Robertsbridge, Sussex, TN32 5RG or leave at Staplecross Stores.

On the front of the Parish News was a picture of Court Lodge Farm in the old days and was run by the late Mr Hilton and is now a Little Wembley.

The mobile library comes to Levetts Lane on March 20 from 3.05-3.25pm

From April 1 a change to the concessionary fare scheme will become Monday to Friday. Start time will be 9.30am, not 9am, and the replacing of lost passes will be £10, not £5.

My thanks to Phyllis Landells for a report about the Guinness Hop Farm Pensioners Lunch. It was another nice get together at the Castle Inn, Bodiam, on March 6. A very nice lunch and a good chance to meet old friends. Thank you to all who organised it and to Wendy for making us welcome.