Rhiannon Oliver, Bellhurst Cottages

Contact: telephone 01424 882037 or email

Really good news has been passed to me from Joan Hester who is delighted to report that Battle Transport Services will commence a weekly bus to Sainsbury’s on Monday 7th October. The collection points are; the bus stop on the Northiam Road at 9.30am then the Village Hall at 9.32am and the Red Lion at 9.33 am collecting passengers in between. I imagine timings will be a bit out after the first stop depending on the amount of people using the service, their agility and how many other stops are made, however they intend to arrive at Sainsbury’s at 9.50am. The bus begins its return journey at 11.30am arriving back in the village about midday. It will drop off and pick up people outside their door. Joan is tremendously grateful to Battle Transport for their hard work to initiate this service. There will be a reminder nearer the date but it may be a good idea to jot it down in your diaries now.

This months double edition of the Parish magazine is out now in the village shops and St Georges at 30p it is good value and has the information needed if you wish to join in events or enjoy reading Peter’s apple growers notes and reports from the clubs etc.

The flower festival is nearly upon us and all hands are needed for this mammoth event. If you are able to help or give items fro sale etc the following would be immensely pleased to hear from you. Car Parking – Les 883387 Refreshments – Vicki 883408 Grand draw - Duncan 882412 Tower stewards – Andrew 882727 Books - Gary 882412 Granny’s Attic - Bobby 882549 or Betty 883430 Plants and produce – Pat 882804 Jams and preserves – Ruth 882631 Cakes Saturday - Beryl 883475 Cakes Sunday - Pat Whatley 883069 Cakes Monday - Maureen Iliffe 882991 Parking will be in the field next to the Scout Hut the entrance is a bit further along Stubbs lane. There is a cut through to the Scout Hut where the refreshments and all the stalls will be. Disabled parking is outside St Georges Church and outside the Scout Hut. The Quiz at the Rainbow Trout last Friday 2 August in aid of the Oliver Curd Trust raised £500, which was really fantastic. Events this week;

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. The Farmers market in Brede Village Hall will open at 10am – noon and later the Short mat bowlers will be in the Hall at 7.30pm.

Sunday 11 August there is a sung Eucharist at St George’s Church at 9.30am and the Trinity Methodists will begin their service at 10.30am, in Broad Oak Methodist Church. Their preacher this week is the Reverend J. Michael Ward. The Brede Cricketers won their match over Beckley a few weeks ago so well done. This week they are set against Robertsbridge in an away match. Hastings Welsh Society are meeting in the village at 2.30pm for a cream tea, if you wish to join this group contact the Secretary Marjorie Atherden 01424 441208 In the Rainbow Trout the T Chest Blues will be entertaining from 5pm

Monday 12 August Uk Daycare meet at 10.30am in Brede Village Hall they will be having a game of basket ball and Steve and his guitar will be entertaining after lunch. Don’t forget you can join the group at 12noon, stay for lunch and the afternoon entertainment for £10.00. Ring Maureen 01424 883282 if you wish to Join, or be a volunteer. During the evening from 7.30pm the Whist Players gather for their evening game.

Tuesday 13 August at 9.30am the Painting for pleasure group meet in The Village Hall.

Thursday 15 August the School Holiday Fun Hosted by the Rainbow Trout. Continues this week with a Teddy Bears Picnic. Take you favourite Teddy for the picnic and bear hunt. All places have to be booked the cost this week is £4.00 Contact Tina 01424 882031

Friday 16 August. Brede Farmers Market beckons all to come an buy their products set out in the Village Hall Open 10 – noon. Brede’s Short Mat Bowlers meet at 7.30pm

Saturday 17 August Royal Baby Barn Dance: Flat Cat Band – baby photo competition St Mary’s Hall Udimore at 7.30pm Tickets £10 Children free with adults Licensed bar and Barbecue available. Contact Nadia 01424 882948 or Celia 01424 882250

At Brede Village Hall this week

Mondays - Age Uk 10.30am, Whist 7.30pm.

Tuesday – Painting for pleasure 9.30am

Fridays – Farmers Market 10am Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm

Thursday – For the holidays School Holidays Activity Club Rainbow Trout 10am

Fridays – Farmers Market 10am Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm

Scout Hut – Mondays – Fridays Nursery School