Rhiannon Oliver, Belhurst Cottages

Tuesday 26 March The Parish Council met and PCSO Perchard gave his report he mentioned that the Police will have a table to do Property marking on Friday 3 May at Farmers Market so make a note in your diaries to take the opportunity to have your precious items marked.

Parking on Pavements is a problem within the village. The Council asks that residents and their visitors or trades people to park alongside the kerb and not on the pavements as it is a hazard to those walking, pushing buggies and especially for those in wheelchairs. PCSO Perchard will be keeping his eye out for offenders. There are also areas around the village that has litter spoiling it. If you spot any near your home please pick it up. If you see it on your travels or see any one dumping it, please phone the Parish Clerk Lesley Banister 01424 882800 and let her know any details and where it is. Lesley is also the contact to book Brede Community Hall in the recreation ground at £5 an hour.

Saturday 6 April Giants of Brede will be in operation again from 10.00am – 4.00pm at Brede near Rye TN31 6HG Free Parking, normally Free admission and refreshments are available. In the evening at 7.30pm The Brede Village monthly Dance will take place for those who want to do Ballroom and sequence dancing and have a good social evening.

Sunday 7 April Sung Eucharist, 9.30am at St George’s Brede. Trinity meet at 10.30am The Preacher is C Thacker.

Activities in Brede Village Hall: Monday 8 April Age Uk Day Care 10.30am After lunch clients will be entertained by Carol George. Contact Maureen 01424 883282 if you wish to join or if you require more information about the Centre. She is also still looking for voluntary help if you have some spare time please call her. Whist begins at 7.30pm. All the Uniformed groups are still on Holiday.

Tuesday 9 March Painting for Pleasure group meets at 9.30am

Wednesday 10 April WI begins at 2pm in the Village Hall. This month the speaker will be from Age Uk which is the Charity they are supporting and the competition is a piece of pottery.

Thursday 11 April Stretch & Tone 9.30am in the evening 7.30pm Friendly Circle meet, the guest speaker is Alan Stainsby, the subject Bodiam Banquet. For those who do not know, the group began over 50 years ago for mums to get together. A monthly evening meeting evolved so that mums could take a break from the family and have a natter with other mums and enjoy a light supper. A programme is issued yearly informing members about guest speakers and outings etc. They would welcome younger mums to come and join them.

Friday 12 April Brede Farmers Market

Sunday 14 April Cricket Fixtures begin and Brede’s first match is at home versus Sedlescombe beginning at 2pm on the Recreation Ground.

Brede Scout Group is still looking for some one to become a Scout Leader, if you have experience as a leader even better as they already have and assistant Scout Leader but he is still doing his training. Contact Colin Ward 01424 852413 for more information. To Hire the Scout Hut phone me 01424 882037 it is also £5 per hour

Monday 15th April Schools reopen and so do all the uniformed groups.

Activities for the coming week in the Village Hall

Mondays - Age Uk 10.30am, Whist 7.30pm.

Tuesday – Painting for pleasure 9.30am

Wednesday – WI 2pm

Thursday – Stretch & Tone 9.30am Friendly Circle 7.30pm

Fridays – Farmers Market 10am Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm

Scout Hut – Mondays - Beavers 5.30 - 6.30pm, Cubs 6.30pm – 8pm