Rhiannon Oliver, Bellhurst Cottages

Contact: telephone 01424 882037 or email

Friday 23 August Remember the Post Office services are open from 11am – 1.00pm in Broad Oak General Stores. The Farmers Market will be open from 10 - 12. Last week It was the final day for the founder and organiser Liz Stephens, A Brede Friendly Circle member; she was on their committee when she began the Friday Farmers Market with the Friendly Circle ladies doing the refreshments some 13 years ago and has continued to run it ever since. It has become one of the most successful Markets in East Sussex and apart from serving a wide variety of fresh food to its customers has also contributed some £15.00 to local charities. Everyone at the Market felt honoured to receive a visit from the Lord High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mr Graham Peters and his wife Sarah to mark the occasion and it surprised Liz as he thanked her for starting the Brede Farmers Market and for raising money for local charities. The future of the Market has been assured, as a small committee formed from the stallholders will now take care of the organisation and running of the Market.

Short matt bowls will take place at 7.30pm also in the Hall.

Saturday 24 August Car Boot sale in the car park of the Rainbow Trout 7am till 12 pitches booked in advance cars £5.00 and Vans £7.00 call 01424 882031. It is also the beginning of St George’s Brede three day Flower Festival. Saturday 10am – 5.30pm. Sunday 10.30am – 5.30pm. Monday 10am – 5pm There is so much going on over the Bank holiday the organisers hope you spare the time to visit and see the talented florists we have in our midst and partake of the wonderful refreshments and browse around the stalls set out at the back of the Scout Hut. There is also a Grand Draw and Trips up the Tower. There will also be a two day Art Exhibition in the Village Hall beginning at 10am to 4.30 both days and our local artists will welcome your support.

Sunday 25 August 9.30am Eucharist at St George’s Brede and at 10.30am the Flower Festival opens again as does the art exhibition at At 10.30am the Reverend Peggy Heim will be the Preacher for the Trinity Methodist Church. Our Cricketers will be playing against Sedlescombe in an away match at 2pm so they are wished good luck. In the Rainbow Trout at 5pm the Martin Blackman Band will play the 70’s to today type music for your entertainment.

Bank Holiday Monday 26 August Age Uk Day centre is closed for the day. Brede Giants have the pumping station open from 10am. The Rainbow Trout has a Pub versus Brede Cricket Match and barbecue. The Whist Players will be meeting in the village Hall and they begin at 7.30pm. There will be no Council meetings during August. The next meeting will be Tuesday 24 September.

Tuesday 27 August At 7pm there is to be a Body Shop Party in the restaurant part of the Rainbow Trout.

Wednesday 28 August Crafters meet in Brede Village Hall at 2.00pm

Thursday 29 August Doctor’s Surgery in the Village Hall at 12am The School Holiday fun club continues with fancy dress fun and invites children to come dressed as their favourite superhero or Princess. There will be a prize for the best costume. There is also party food and dancing the cost is £4.00 book with Tina please 01424 882031

Friday 30 August The Farmers Market will be stocked with your sundries and vegetables for the week and is open at 10 – 12 as usual. Short mat bowls will take place in the Hall later at 7.30pm. Sam Calver will be playing in the Rainbow Trout at 9pm

At the Scout hut during the week Country Buttercups has the under fives to look after while mums are at work if you need their help please call Laura or Helen on 01424 883000 or 07811255606 and if you would like to book it for children’s or adult parties please contact me (Rhiannon) 01424 882037

The WI would like to thank Sue and Marion for a wonderful Summer Lunch in their lovely garden on Sunday. Thankfully it stayed dry, but it was a bit too windy for some of the wine glasses.

Future events:

Brede Shooting Club and Northiam Bonfire Society are holding a Clay Shoot on Sunday 1st September at Conster Manor Farm Broad Oak Brede by kind permission of Mr& Mrs Jeffrey It is in aid of the Air Ambulance and Northiam Bonfire Society. There are prizes for the best shot and also a ‘Have a go stand’ so that you can try your hand at clay shooting it is £6.00 for 10 shots and includes tuition and equipment. For further details contact 01797 252506

Activities for the week

At Brede Village Hall this week

Saturday and Sunday Art exhibition 10am – 4.00pm

Mondays - Whist 7.30pm.

Tuesday – Painting for pleasure 9.30am

Wednesday – Doctors surgery 12am

Friday – Farmers Market 10am Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm

Saturday Car Boot sale Rainbow Trout 7am – 12pm

Saturday, Sunday & Monday Brede Flower Festival in St Georges Church and the Scout Hut Stubbs Lane open until 5pm

Monday Steam Giants Waterworks Lane Brede 10am

Thursday - Holiday fun Activity Club 10am Rainbow Trout

Friday Live music at 9am in the Rainbow Trout.

Have a wonderful Bank Holiday!