Rhiannon Oliver

Belhurst Cottages

Contact: telephone 01424 882037 or email

Exciting news for the Village. As promised more information about the Rainbow Trout. I visited the Pub and spoke to the new Landlords Tina and Paul who wish to extend a very warm welcome to you all. They look forward to seeing and meeting as many villagers as possible tonight Friday 17 May. They have big plans many of which are very family orientated. The Pub will be open every day from 10am for morning tea & coffee (A loyalty card is going to be introduced for this) with homemade cakes and scones. Lunch will be available at 12am and later they will be serving afternoon tea. The indoor children’s activity area turns into a place for the singing artists/disco and dance floor in the evening.

The daily events for the week are – Mondays bar menu food from Noon Tuesdays Pie and Pint. Wednesdays Pub Quiz. Thursdays enjoy a Tapas evening and Fridays and Saturdays Fresh seafood specials, Bar menus are available all week. Sunday’s Carvery from 12 o’clock, and live music from 4pm – 6pm. Fish & Chips to take away available all week. Outside there are many table and benches (for the good weather!!) and a small persons race track for police cars etc. It looks really good; as soon as they are able a wooden play structure and slide are to be erected. The GRAND OPENING is tomorrow from 12 o’clock; Live music between 4pm & 6pm most of you will have received the flyers they have been delivering. Also on Saturday 18 May, there will be a Plant sale in the Village Hall from 10am –12noon and Friends of Brede School Fete begins at 1pm at the School and concludes at 4pm. They will welcome your support.

Sunday 19 May ‘Pentecost’ St George’s Brede celebrate a family Eucharist at 9.30am and Trinity Methodists meet at 10.30am. In the afternoon Brede Cricketers will have an away match facing Northiam on their home ground. Good weather and fortune is wished for them.

On Monday May 20 there is a Circuit meeting in Ninfield at 7.30pm. In Brede Village Hall this week Age UK Day Care Centre have their meeting between 10am and 3pm Marco the magician will entertain and Maureen says everyone is very welcome to come and join them at 1.30pm. Tea and cakes will be served after the performance. Next week they are going on an outing. In the evening the cards will be out for those wishing to play Whist, beginning at 7.30pm Tuesday May 21 the Painting for pleasure group will have their paint brushes at the ready for their 9.30am start. Wednesday May 22 if you like singing a group meet in Udimore Hall at 2.30pm, they welcome newcomers. In the evening The Friends of St George’s Brede are holding their AGM in St George’s Church at 7.30pm followed by cheese and wine. They are also hosting a Musical Evening with Gary Marriott and Duncan Reid on May 25 at 7.30pm Tickets are £8 to include a buffet super. Tickets are available from Marion Firman 01424 751165 Tickets are going fast so contact her soon.

Thursday May 23 Stretch and Tone at 9.30am. The Doctors Surgery will be open from 12 o’clock. Rye and District National Trust’s walk this month is beginning in Sandhurst at Jempson’s Shop 10.30am. There will be two circular walks of four miles in the morning, then 3 miles with afternoon lunch at the Swan. Contact Phil Maynard 01797 260637 or email if you are interested in joining the group or need more information.

Friday 24 May Brede Farmers Market is open from 10am-12. Selling lovely fresh vegetables, fish, meat, bakery, dairy products and plants, cards, fruit juice and savoury dishes are also for sale. Tea and Coffee is always available courtesy of the Ladies from Friendly Circle. The money taken for the later is given to charity.

Last Tuesday Brede Parish Council held its AGM Mrs Carol Kynvin was voted in again as Chairwoman and Mr Leigh Griffin as Vice Chairman. Two new Councillors Caroline Collins and Jacqueline Armstrong.

Membership and remit of Committees and Working Parties.

Planning - All the Councillors. Highways-All Councillors, Brede Village Hall John Fowler and Les Nottage, Caroline Collins, Jacqueline Armstrong. Footpaths Liaison Officer-Jacqueline Armstrong. Recreation Ground Leigh Kynvin. Financeand Audit - Kate Pomeroy. Trees, Seats and Bus Shelters-All the Councillors. Speed Watch–Les Nottage, Leigh Griffin and John Fowler.

Newsletter–Rod Came. RALC representatives–Carol Kynvin, Kate Pomeroy

All the council members telephone numbers are in the Brede Council Newsletter which were delivered to every household in the Village in March. The Champions of Brede Draw has taken place and the winners for this month are: 1st No. 136 Mrs A Owen £40, 2nd No 194 F Preston £30,

3rd No16 D Young £20, 4th No 47 Mrs J Williams £15 well done to you all.

You can also contact Philip or Nita Franklin 01424 882095 for full details of the Champions of Brede should you wish to join please invite your family and friends to join too. The annual membership is £12 but if you join part way through the year there will be prorated reductions. Draws take place at the end of the month either at the Farmers ‘Market or Luncheon Club in Brede Village Hall There are two special draws in June an December with a top prize of £100. All proceeds are for the upkeep of the Village Hall. June ‘s big draw is next month so buy your membership soon to be in with a chance. Following the sell-out run at Bexhill. For one night only Friday14 June 14 at 7pm, some of the most talented young performers in East Sussex who are the vibrant, young theatre company ‘Honk’ (60 plus strong) and under the Direction of Adam Hepkin bring Jesus Christ Superstar Friday 14 June at 7pm they will give you an exclusive, full-length preview in the ambient surroundings of St George’s Church Brede. Tickets only £5.00 so snap them up quickly Tel. 01424 882549.

Activities for the week

At the Village hall –

Mondays - Age UK 10.30am, Whist 7.30pm.

Rainbows 4pm Brownies 5.30pm both in the small hall

Tuesday – Painting for pleasure 9.30am

Thursday – Stretch and Tone 9.30am

Fridays – Farmers Market 10am Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm

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