Rhiannon Oliver, Bellhurst Cottages

Contact: telephone 01424 882037 or email

The village must thank Tina and Paul at the Rainbow Trout for hosting the bonfire and firework party and also their staff for working so hard to give everyone such a fantastic time. It is very many years since the Scouts held their bonfires in the field next to the pub; certainly the Fireworks have improved since those days. The evening had such a lovely feel especially seeing 3 generations from many families enjoying the event. Thanks must also go to Gary and Lindsey at the Red Lion for the event with the tar Babies. We in the village of Broad Oak and Brede are so fortunate to have such good Pub Landlords.

Phillip Romani has sent me the October Champions of Brede Results.

1st prize £40 to Mrs W Reynolds.- 35 2nd Prize £ 30 to Short Mat Bowls Club 3rd –66 Prize £20 to Mrs A Pryke – 200 and the 4th prize £15 to Mr G M Price – 39 well done to you all. Members are reminded subscriptions are due in by December 1st 2013 The collectors will call on those who elect to pay by cash or cheque from about mid November. There is also a collection point at the Farmers Market from Friday 22 November – 13 December when the Christmas draw will be made. Those who wish to pay On- Line will need to make sure their payment is made by the due date and for those who have set up s/os the payment should be made by your bank automatically. If you wish to join the Champions of Brede or require more information please contact Nita Franklin 01424 882095 or Phillip 01424 883420 email:

Friday 8 November Held in Brede Village Hall the Brede Farmers Market takes place 10am – 12 noon bedding pansies, local orchard fruits, dairy, vegetable, bakery, fresh fish counter and local meat. Books and Home made cards and crafts and of coarse coffee to share with friends. The Post Office Services are in Broad Oak General store from 11am –1.00pm. At 7.30pm Short Mat Bowls will take place in the Village Hall. They will be pleased to have won a prize in the Champions of Brede Draw.

Saturday 9 November, Rye Bonfire takes place tonight.

Sunday 10 November Services today at St Georges Brede the Family Eucharist is at 9.30am and will be followed by the Service of Remembrance at 10.45am both conducted by Father Martin followed by coffee. At the Trinity Methodist Church Mr B Turnwell will conduct the service at 10.30am

There will be A RatPack evening with Mr Swing from 7pm in the Rainbow Trout.

Monday 11 November Age Uk Day Centre is open from 10.30am – 3-pm the Community Club offers half a day (lunch, afternoon activities) if this is more suitable and affordable. Contact Maureen for more info 01424 883282 Activities for today are newspaper discussion, Darts, treasured memories then after lunch Steve with his Guitar . The Whist Players will arrive in the main Hall at 7.30pm ready to begin their game. In the small Hall the Rainbows start at 4.00pm with Brownies following at 5.30pm.

Beavers are in the Scout Hut at 5.30pm - 6.30pm, Cubs meet from 6.30pm – 8.00pm. Guides meet at Udimore Hall at 7.15pm

Tuesday 12 November At 9.30am in Brede Village Hall the Painting for Pleasure. Group to produce their art, which is often displayed in the Village Hall. The Mobile Library visits Oakhill Drive 3pm – 3.40pm Reedswood Road 3.50pm.

Wednesday 13 November Brede WI are in the Village Hall at 2.30pm and will be treated to an Alaskan adventure courtesy of Sue Mc Gavin and Marion Brunt who will be recounting their adventures. In Udimore Village Hall from 2-3pm Vocality the amateur music group under the leadership of Duncan Reid will be singing popular musical songs. Nadia says we meet every other Wednesday and it is a friendly group but we would like more people to swell their numbers so if you would like to vent your vocal chords please phone 01424 882948 for more information

Thursday 14 November 9.30am this morning join Sally for Stretch and Tone in Brede Village Hall. The Mobile Library makes a visit to Brede Village Hall Between 1.25pm – 1.55pm.Friendly Circle meet at 7.30pm for their AGM which will be followed by Leah Athol- Murray talking about “Jordan desert Trek – Britain V Cancer “

Friday 15 November The Farmers Market will be in full swing from 10am – 12 noon

Sat 16 November Crafters, Craft Fair Brede Village Hall from 10am. BOB’s Quiz book you team before today £5 each table maximum 8 people Call Bruni 01424 883548 ASAP, they are fundraising for new equipment on the recreation ground

John may has contacted me to inform you that the Village dances have raised over £16,000 to send to local charities since it’s conception this is a marvellous effort from the organisers and dancers.

Future events:

Thursday 21 November the National Trust talks continue with “ To Marry an English Lord” presented by Sheila Boyd she will talk about the first generation of American heiresses who married into the English Aristocracy 1860 1900 the continuing venue for this season is Brede Village Hall commencing at 2pm entrance fee for members is £2.00 and non members £3.00 this includes refreshments.

Monday 25 November the National Trust has a pre Christmas shopping trip to Bluewater at a cost of £11.50 places are already quickly filling up so book now to avoid disappointment call Ros Adkins 01797253763

Tuesday 10 December Brede and Udimore Luncheon Club are organising a coach to Canterbury. It will leave Brede Village Hall at 10am and return from Canterbury at 4pm. Non members will be most welcome to join the outing, it will cost £11.50 per person. If you wish to join this trip then please contact Aubrey White 01424 882762

The Bell ringers are once again erecting a Christmas tree outside the Church at the start of December to coincide with the Church’s Christmas Tree Festival. If you would like to donate £1 and dedicate a light in memory of a loved one or for a special occasion, then please put your name and dedication in an envelope and drop it in to Andrew Burchett. Alexander Cottage, Stubbs Lane, Brede TN31 6EJ or at Brede Farmers Market. You may also give it to any of the other Bell Ringers or go to the stall at the Christmas Tree Festival 6 7and 8 December. The proceeds this year will go be split in half between the cost of the floodlights around the Church and the Conquest Hospital League of Friends. A list of dedications will be put up on the Church notice board and the sum raised in the Parish magazine and this column in the New Year.

Those of you wishing to do a Christmas Tree or wreath in the Church ring Vicki for an application form 01424 883408 the theme this year is trees decorated past /future.

Activities for the week.

At Brede Village Hall

Mondays - Age Uk Daycentre 10.30am, Whist 7.30pm.

Rainbows 4pm Brownies 5.30pm both in the small hall

Tuesday – Painting for Pleasure 9.30am Mobile Library visits Oakhill Drive 3pm Reedswood Road 3.50pm.

Wednesday Brede WI 2.00pm

Thursday – Stretch & Tone 9.30am. Mobile Library visit to Brede Village Hall 1.25pm Friendly Circle 7.30pm

Fridays – Farmers Market 10am Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm

Scout Hut – Mondays - Beavers 5.30, Cubs 6.30pm

Udimore Parish Hall –

Monday - Guides

Wednesday – Vocality 2pm Yoga 7pm

Friday Pilates and Gardening club