Rhiannon Oliver, Bellhurst Cottages

Contact: telephone 01424 882037 or email

Sunday 10 November It was so good to see Brede Beavers and Cubs and the Broad Oak Fire and Rescue Service men at the service of Remembrance in St George’s Church. John May called out the names of the soldiers from the Parish of Brede who died in the first and second World wars but those present were asked to also remember those who had fallen in more recent battles. 3 wreaths were laid in the War memorial corner.

Thursday 5 December the Cranbrooke Town band will be giving a concert Brede Village Hall at 7.45pm and all money made will further raise the fund for the Village Poppy Appeal. Entrance is £4 It is an excellent concert with songs from the shows played and a few carols it really puts one in the mood for Christmas and has begun the Christmas period for my family for many years. This will be the second of five days events in the village pertaining to Christmas.

Friday 15 November In Brede Village Hall as usual the Brede Farmers Market will be open from 10am – 12pm for your weekly local shopping. In the Hall at 7.30pm the Mat will be rolled out for Short Mat Bowls. Do go along to this friendly club as they are looking for new members. Children in Need Pyjama Party at the Rainbow Trout; they ask that you come dressed in your onesie and enjoy some nibbles and cocktails. For further details contact Tina or Paul 01424 882031

Sat 16 November Crafters, Craft Fair Brede Village Hall from 10am, an ideal venue to find those stocking fillers and special gifts. BOB’s Quiz tonight also in the Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm. It is also the turn of Robertsbridge to host one of the seasons Bonfire Boyes Parade and Fireworks so some roads in that vicinity will be closed.

Sunday 17 November St Georges Church Brede will have a sung Eucharist at 9.30am followed by coffee. At the Trinity Methodist Church the service begins at 10.30am and Mr D Hampson will conduct the service. In the Rainbow Trout from 5.30pm the Newick Folk Band will be entertaining

Monday 18 November Age Uk Day Centre will be meeting in the Village Hall then they are going out for lunch at Blackbrookes, they will also have the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping before heading home Contact Maureen for more info 01424 883282. The Whist Players will arrive ready to begin their game in the main Hall at 7.30pm. Rainbows meet In the small Hall at 4.00pm followed at 5.30pm by the Brownies. In the Scout Hut Beavers begin at 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Cubs follow from 6.30pm – 8.00pm. The group are still hoping someone will come forward as a Scout leader. Please phone me as Brede Scout Group Honorary President or Colin Ward the Group Scout Leader 01424 852413. Guides meet at Udimore Hall at 7.15pm

Tuesday 19 November at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall the Painting for Pleasure group meets to put brush to canvass and create something beautiful.

Wednesday 20 November Yoga is in Udimore Parish Hall at 7pm. If you want to stretch those limbs

Thursday 21 November at 9.30am Join Sally for Stretch and Tone in Brede Village Hall, this is more of a foot to floor exercises and good for those who suffer from osteoporosis. Please note the Doctor’s Surgery will be in Brede Village Hall from 12 noon. Also there this afternoon at 1.30pm The National Trust continues with this seasons talks. In Udimore Parish Hall Design with Flowers is at 1pm. This month the design is a floral arrangement in a candelabra or a bottle, using a candle cup or/and a candleholder and a candle. The latter Items are available on the sales table as are the Christmas sundries. Arrangers need to bring their own flowers and foliage. The demonstrations will be how to do Christmas wreaths by Rhiannon Sue and Nadia. The cost is £3.00 and includes refreshment. Friday 22 November both Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12 noon and Short Mat bowls 7.30pm are held in Brede Village Hall. Rock n Roll Bingo – bingo with a difference is at the Rainbow Trout at 8pm

Future events

Brede School have two events coming up Wednesday 4th December Christmas Fair 3pm –4pm they would like to invite the community so if you want to add to your Christmas gifts pop along and support their good cause.

The next event is their production of Mother Goose on 16th December more information to follow.

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


Thursday – Stretch & Tone 9.30am. National Trust Talk 1.30pm

Fridays – Farmers Market 10am Short

Mat Bowls 7.30pm

Scout Hut – Mondays - Beavers 5.30, Cubs 6.30pm

Udimore Parish Hall –

Monday - Guides

Wednesday – Yoga

Thursday – Design with Flowers 1pm

Friday Pilates and Gardening club