Rhiannon Oliver

Belhurst Cottages

Contact: telephone 01424 882037 or email

Yesterday, There were pirates afoot in the village thanks to the school holiday fun hosted by the Rainbow Trout. The children enjoyed a fun filled morning hunting for treasure and having a party. Look out for their other events in this column and in further editions of the paper throughout August

Friday 2 August Brede Farmers Market opens at 10am to 12noon and fills the Village Hall with all manner of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, crafts, plants, dairy and bakery for you to browse around and buy. Stay and have a coffee with friends. There will be a change of faces in the kitchen, as St Georges catering ladies and gentlemen will be taking over. Brede Short Mat Bowlers will meet 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 3 August The Brede Giants will be open 10am –4pm courtesy of Brede steam engine society. The Fuchsia Society have their show 1pm in the Village Hall followed at 7.30pm by the Village Dance (ballroom and sequence).

Monday 4 August. At 9.30am join the congregation for a sung Eucharist in St George’s Brede Evening Prayer is at 6pm. The Trinity Methodists’ preacher for this week is Christine Freeland the Service begins at 10.30am. Brede Cricketers are playing against Hastings Wanderers in the Recreation Ground at 2pm. In the Rainbow Trout this afternoon 4pm –6pm Jimmy Adams will be entertaining.

Monday 5 August Age UK Daycare meet at 10.30am in Brede Village Hall, Ring Maureen 01424 883282 if you wish to Join, or be a volunteer. In the Main Hall at 7.30 the Whist Players meet for their evening session with the cards.

Tuesday 6 August at 9.30am there will be painting for pleasure in The Village Hall. The Mobile Library visits Oakhill Drive 3pm – 3.40pm Reedswood Road 3.50pm

Wednesday 7 August A garden party is to be held at Little Monkings, Rock Hill Northiam (opposite the Catholic Church) 2.30pm. Entrance is £4.50 and will include tea, there will be a large book stall, raffle, bric-a-brac tombola bring & buy and jewellery stall. It is in aid of the NSPCC. Please go rain or shine.

Thursday 8 August Sally’s stretch and tone class at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall. From 10am free fun and games for children to enjoy as part of the School Holiday Fun Activities will be laid out in the garden of the Rainbow Trout. Between 1.25pm – 1.55pm the Mobile Library will visit Brede Village Hall.

Friday 9 August Mary Sumner Day all Mother’s Union members are welcomed to St Augustines in Bexhill to Parade their Banners and take a picnic lunch. Brede Farmers Market beckons all to come an buy their array of produce set out in the Village Hall Open 10 – noon. Also in the Hall but later at 7.30pm Brede’s Short Mat Bowlers meet, they would like more members, just turn up. Also this evening the Rainbow Trout are providing the venue and food for a quiz in conjunction with the Oliver Curd Trust. Make up teams of four people, the cost will be £10 each and will include the food. Contact Tina 01424 882031.

BOBs RGC is the Broad Oak Recreation Ground Committee founded in 2011 to raise funds for new equipment which you may have seen or your children /grandchildren may have used. To date they have raised over £18,000 but up to another £50.000 is needed to buy more playground equipment which the children would like. The Committee need new and really passionate people to join their committee who also have time to carry out tasks such as helping with applying for grant applications and help run fundraising events in the community such as quiz nights. No experience is necessary but if you have applied for funding before that would be great. To find out more call Bruni Lovett - Chair 01424 883548 or Julie Ralph – Vice Chair 01424 882109.

The Brede Angling Club would like new members. They have held fishing rights to Kingwoodland pond in the heart of Brede since 1921 it is stocked with various fish such as Carp, Roach and Bream. It is and ideal place to for beginners to learn and for experienced anglers to while away the hours on the banks of an old traditional fishing venue in a very peaceful location, an atmosphere rarely found at bigger commercial fisheries. In addition to Kingwoodland Members have the opportunity to fish the Royal Military Canal from Scotts Float, Rye to Appledore as well as stretches of the River Rother at Bodiam, Neweneden, Udiam and Wittersham courtesy of the Rother Fisheries Association. Annual membership for those under 16 is £7 and £20 for the over 20s Contact John Fowler 01424 882841 or Aubrey Sinden 01424 882028 for Kingswoodland membership or for more information.

the latest draw results for Champions of Brede: July 2013

1st prize £40 to Mrs J Piper - 8

2nd prize £30 to Mr Walter Williamson - 58

3rd prize £20 to Mrs P Reizbos - 157

4th prize £15 to Mrs P Johnson - 155

It has come to my notice that a survey is being conducted about the 340, 341 and 342 bus services that cover our villages. For those who do not have access to a computer Neil Maguire 01273 482147 is happy to send out survey forms. It is really important that these are completed and if there are petitions in the shops that these are filled in as our bus service may dwindle to less than we have now. If you have a computer you can access the survey by going to and follow the link for Hastings. I lifted the following from the site;

When am I eligible for an older person’s bus pass?

If you were born before 6 April 1950, you’re eligible for an older person’s bus pass from your 60th birthday. If you were born after 5 April 1950, the age you become eligible for a bus pass is linked to changes in the State Pension age for women. This affects both men and women.

Advance information.

Royal Baby Barn Dance: Flat Cat Band – baby photo competition Saturday 17 August 7.30pm St Mary’s Hall Udimore Tickets £10 Children free with adults Licensed bar and Barbecue available.

Activities for the week

At Brede Village Hall this week

Mondays - Age Uk 10.30am, Whist 7.30pm.

Tuesday – Painting for pleasure 9.30am

Mobile Library Oakhill Drive, 3pm – 3.40pm Reedswood Road 3.50pm

Wednesday – Crafters 2pm

Thursday – Stretch and Tone 9.30am Mobile Library 1.25pm – 1.55pm

For the holidays School Holidays Activity Club Rainbow Trout 10am

Fridays – Farmers Market 10am Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm

Saturday Village Dance

Brede Steam Giants open 10am – 4pm

Scout Hut – Mondays – Fridays Nursery School