Rhiannon oliver

Belhurst Cottages

Contact: telephone 01424 882037 or email

What a wonderful weekend we have just had, and not just weatherwise. Both the Red Lion in Brede and the Rainbow Trout in Broad Oak had live bands, both were brilliant and each had a large crowd listening. Saturdays Friends of Brede Church raised a whopping £295 those attending really enjoyed sitting in John Crooks lovely garden in the sunshine and the morning cheese scones with chutney were delicious as were the cream and jam. A big thank you to all who helped, gave things to sell etc and those who supported the event. Sunday had bands back in the Rainbow Trout and MT Vessel were very good, such a wealth of talent in our local area. I am encouraging you to attend the local events, they can be inexpensive and you will be involving yourselves in the local community; meeting other local people and in some cases helping to raise money for a good cause and hopefully have a really good time too. Sue Sturmey would like a few more flower arrangers for this year’s flower festival if any body feels they would like to do one but feels unsure there is lots of help available do call her on 01424 882544 she will be pleased to hear from you.

Friday July 5 the weekly Brede Farmers’ Market begins at 10am in Brede Village Hall with all their goodies too sell. Short mat bowls will be in the same venue at 7.30pm also this evening Rye Film Club show – ARGO (2012 – 120 minutes) Ben Affleck directs and stars in this tense drama based on the little-known but true story of the plan to free six Americans in hiding in Teheran following the storming of the US embassy in 1979, by Iranian revolutionaries, Most of the Americans were taken hostage but six U.S. citizens sought refuge undetected in the Canadian embassy. With an ingenious and daring plan Tony Mendez (Affleck) convinces officials in Washington that it just might work… (7pm start, doors 6.30pm).

Saturday July 6 The Brede Giants will be open fro 10am – 4pm in Water works Lane, Brede.

Sunday July 7 at 9.30am Family Sung Eucharist at St George’s Church Brede. 10.30am Trinity Methodist Church Broad Oak, the preacher is by local arrangement. From 12noon onwards the Red Lion in Brede are holding a very special garden party in the pub garden and marquee. Pimms, buffet lunch and carvery, strawberries, 1.30pm live music from Rye Singers, Rhythum Strings and Cajun Dawgs there is free entry. Phone Gary to book or for more information 882188 Also In the afternoon at 2pm our Cricketers will be playing against Burwash at home in the Recreation Ground. Between 5pm and 7pm the male voice singer and guitarist, Jimmy Adams, entertains at the Rainbow Trout.

Monday 8 July Age Uk Daycentre meet at 10.30am in Brede Village Hall in the afternoon they are being entertained by a singer and dancer, that should be fun and anyone is invited to join them. Phone Maureen Distin for more information 01424 883282. In the Small Hall in the afternoon Rainbows meet at 4pm and Brownies 5.30pm. Guides in Udimore Hall at 7pm At 7.30 in Brede Village Hall the cards will be dealt for the Whist Players.

Beavers at 5.30pm in the Scout Hut followed by Cubs at 6.30pm contact numbers for the groups are in the July Parish Magazine out now and available from our local shops or Brede Church at 30p.

Tuesday July 9 Painting for Pleasure at 9.30am In Brede Village Hall. The Mobile Library visits Oakhill Drive 3pm – 3.40pm Reedswood Road 3.50pm.

Wednesday July 10 at 2pm the WI are inviting anyone to join them in the Village Hall as their speaker Christine Francis is giving a talk on A Unique Seaside Town Burton St Leonards. It should be very interesting to both sexes.

Thursday July 11 Stretch and Tone with Sally at 9.30am in the Village Hall. Also in the Hall at 7.30pm Brede Friendly Circle’s speaker is the Reverend Dick Dengate and his speech is ‘Notes on the Farming Community’ Earlier in the day at 1.25pm – 1.55pm the Mobile Library will visit Brede Village Hall.

The Rainbow Trout is opening at 9am Thursdays for parent and toddler club and for coffee and breakfasts the latter are offered on Saturday when they open at 8am and Sunday at 10am They are also offering a midweek roast dinner on a Wednesday and The Sunday carvery now offers home made pies along side of it and Children under 10 eat for £2.50.

Friday July 12 Brede Farmers’ Market 10am - 12noon.

Saturday July 13 The Association of Rye & District National Trust are holding a traditional afternoon tea and competition at Powdermill Hotel Battle in the orangery with a waitress service. There will be a prize for the best hat. The hotel has lovely grounds ideal for a leisurely stroll after the sumptuous tea priced at £13.50 Contact Ann Rolfe 01797 361770 for further details or book with Ros Adkin 01797 253763.

Sunday July 14 2.30pm –5pm 2, Bellhurst Cottages mature garden is open to the public. £2 entrance children free, come and meet chocolate, fudge and Milky bar and our six young chicken, there is a small children’s play area. Cream Teas will be available, a raffle and plants for sale. Entrance is via the gate attached to the red brick wall; at the far side of number 3, follow the union flags.

Do you remember some time ago I wrote about a possibility of a Community Bus going to Sainsbury’s well, so far 9 people have been in touch with Joan Hester who reports Battle Community Bus people have been incredibly helpful and propose the service starts in about two months time picking up on Wednesday mornings at the Red Lion and Broad Oak 9.45 9.49 and 9.55 respectively returning around noon. I will print more info when I have it.

Activities for the week

Saturday - Brede Giants 10am – 4pm

Sunday – Special Garden Party at the Red Lion Midday

At Brede Village Hall this week

Mondays - Age Uk 10.30am, Whist 7.30pm.

Rainbows 4pm Brownies 5.30pm both in the small hall.

Guides 7pm Udimore Hall

Tuesday – Painting for pleasure 9.30am

Wednesday – WI 2.00pm

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

Thursdays Parent and Toddler group at the Rainbow Trout 9am