Rhiannon Oliver

Belhurst Cottages

Contact: telephone 01424 882037 or email

What wonderful weather we have had last weekend, I hope you all enjoyed and made the most of it. Many private parties and fundraisers were happening; the open garden raised £280 for the church clock repairs and David and I would like to thank all who contributed and the few who made it such a success. Hopefully now there is enough to repair the clock and encase it.

The Rainbow Trout in Broad Oak inform me that the Sunday carvery now includes a salad option with the meat which will run through the summer, so now as well as the roast potatoes and vegetables you can opt for salad and coleslaw instead; all for the same price and maybe a little lighter in the heat.

Friday July 19 the weekly Brede Farmers’ Market begins at 10am in Brede Village Hall. Liz Stevens who has run it for over 15 years is hoping to hand over the reins to someone else. Let me know if you are interested and I will pass the message on to Liz. Short Mat Bowls will be in the same venue at 7.30pm also this evening.

Sunday July 21 at 9.30am Family Sung Eucharist and Christening at St George’s Church Brede. 10.30am Trinity Methodist Church Broad Oak meet, the preacher is the Reverend P Timms OBE MA. In the afternoon at 2pm our Cricketers will be playing against Hurstgreen at home in the recreation ground at 2pm. The live band will be Bad Whiskey at the Rainbow Trout from 5pm onwards. For events at the Red Lion phone Gary for more information 882188

Monday22 July 22 Age Uk day centre begin with the current news then throughout the day they will have the chance to try out the new games which were a gift from Brede WI. Phone Maureen Distin if you wish to join or require 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 at 7.30 The Whist Players meet.

Beavers begin at 5.30pm in the Scout Hut followed by Cubs at 6.30pm

Tuesday July 23 the monthly Luncheon Club meets today In Brede Village Hall at 12.30pm. They will welcome all those over 60 to have a delicious lunch, do contact Anne Owen on 01424 882025 as soon as possible if you wish to join them. The Mobile Library visits Oakhill Drive 3pm – 3.40pm Reedswood Road 3.50pm

Wednesday 24 July The Crafters meet at 2pm in the Village Hall.

Thursday 25 July the Rainbow Trout Parent and Toddler Club meet at 9am. Stretch and Tone with Sally at 9.30am in the Village Hall. At 1.25pm – 1.55pm the Mobile Library will visit Brede Village Hall.

Friday 26 July Brede the Farmers Market opens 10am – midday. Eamon will be singing from 9pm in the Rainbow Trout this evening.

Advance notices.

Sue Sturmey would like a few more flower arrangers for this years 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.

The Rainbow Trout are providing the venue and food for a quiz in conjunction with the Oliver Curd Trust on Friday 2 August. Teams of four people, the cost will be £10 and will include the food.

Sunday 28 August Broad Oak Fire Fighters are holding their annual Fete in the Recreation Ground. The Firemen themselves are baking cakes for the cake stall, the proof will be in the tasting. Lets hope the weather is good for them and that we all have a wonderful time.

Activities for the week

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 – Crafters 2pm

Thursday – Stretch & Tone 9.30am

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