Rhiannon Oliver, Bellhurst Cottages

Contact: telephone 01424 882037 or email

Many apologies a glitch in the system meant that Brede Village voice was not printed. Thankfully it was not an unusual week; I have included some of it at the end of this weeks report.

Friday 31 January Brede Farmers Market opens at 10am until 12 noon You will find home cooked, grown and produced goods you will find the majority of a weekly shop and companionship there whilst enjoying a coffee. Brede Short Mat bowls is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall and would welcome new members. The 1066 Rocket Men are playing at the Rainbow Trout at 8.30pm.

Saturday 1 February Rainbow Trout Table Sale, tables £4 entry free. Bric a brac, unwanted Christmas gifts, home made jams etc. All are welcome. Brede Village Dance at 7.30pm, Ballroom and sequence dancing, refreshments available taking place in Brede Village Hall.

Sunday 2 February sung Eucharist at 9.30am in St George’s Church Brede. The local preacher taking the Methodist service is The Reverend David Freeland and begins at 10.30am.

Monday 3 February Pilates at Udimore Hall 9.30am. Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club begins at 10.30am. Do not forget if you want to join them after lunch you can Contact 07850 987120 for more information.

The Whist Players begin their game in the Village Hall, main Hall at 7.30pm. Rainbows 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, 6.30 – 8.00pm. Brede Cubs 8 - 10½ year olds. To book the Scout Hut Contact Rhiannon Oliver 01424 882037 It is ideal for meetings, children’s parties and anniversaries.

Guides meet at Udimore Hall at 7.15pm

Tuesday 4 February the Painting for Pleasure group meet at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall. Messy Church is in Udimore Hall at 4pm Children must take parents.

Wednesday 5 February Brede Mother’s Union meet at Betty Drinkwater’s house for their AGM at 2.30pm. Vocality Choir is at 2.30pm in Udimore Hall they sing a variety of popular songs. New members are very welcome. Yoga is in Udimore Parish Hall at 7pm.

Thursday 6 Stretch and Tone with Sally at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall. This includes a bit of yoga, pilates, and dance. It is good for every age group, so if you are still carrying that Christmas weight give it a go. The Doctors surgery is in Brede Village hall at Midday

Friday 7 February at the Village Hall Brede’s weekly Farmers Market opens at 10am. Brede Short Mat Bowls at 7.30pm Test your knowledge on your partner at the Mr & Mrs Quiz in the Rainbow Trout. You could win a meal for two for Valentine’s night.

Future Events:

Saturday 8 February there is to be a Brede & Udimore Poetry and Prose evening. This will take place in Udimore Community Hall go along with your favourite poem or piece of prose to read or simply go and listen to others, Previous events have generated a fascinating mixture of contributions- hilarious, moving and whimsical not to mention outrageous! A delicious hot meal and pudding will be served. For more information contact Gary Marriott 01424 882412

It is also BOB’s Quiz tonight in Brede Village Hall more info in the February Parish Magazine, available in Church, at the local shops and by post or hand delivered. (What a choice no excuse not to have a copy)

Saturday 1 March at 7.30pm the trinity Methodist Church in Udimore Road Broad Oak will be hosting a musical evening, with Peasmarsh and District WI Choir. Refreshments will be served in the interval, as it is St David’s Day they plan to serve Leek soup. Entrance is free but there will be a retiring collection for refurbishment funds.

The Police are most concerned about the Scams taking place. They have produced a booklet called ‘ The little book of BIG SCAMS’ it is available free from Broad Oak Bakery and Broad Oak General Store.’ There are 10 Golden Rules. On page 4 of the book and are as follows. 1. There are no guaranteed get rich schemes 2. Do not agree to offers immediately, insist on having time to obtain independent/ legal advice. 3. Do not hand over money or sign anything until you have checked the credentials of the company. 4.Never send money or give Bank account details to anyone you do not know or trust. This includes sending money abroad and using methods of payment you are not comfortable with. 5. Log directly on to a website that you are interested in rather than clicking on links provided in an email. 6.Do not rely on glowing testimonials find solid independent evidence of a company’s success. 7.Always get independent or legal advice if an offer involves money, time or commitment. 8. If you spot a scam or have been scammed, report it and get help. Contact Action Fraud on 0300123 2040,or online at 9. Always remember: Scammers are cunning and clever. They know how to manipulate you to produce the response they want.

10. Be suspicious. If you are unsure about anything seek independent or legal advice.

Richard perchance our PCSO told me that the Police are increasingly worried about the postal scams, clairvoyance, offers inducing you to buy to win cash prizes etc I did bring this to your attention two weeks ago. It is so easy to be scammed. They don’t just target the old. Beware! Also lock up your cars and garages and sheds; there has been a spate of burglaries locally. If you see anything suspicious please report it immediately.

Tuesday 28 January Brede Luncheon Club met in Brede Village Hall at 12.30pm new diners are welcome please contact Anne Owen 01424 882025

Joan Hester has been in touch to say that it would be nice if more people could use the shopping bus. Those that use the service are very grateful for the door to door service provided. As it is a community service bus it is available to all. Whilst senior citizens can use their bus passes a small charge is made to others. It departs at 9.30am – 9.45am and returns between 12.17pm and 12.25pm. For full details contact Lynn at Battle Community Transport Monday – Friday 01424 772001 or Joan 01424 882350

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

Wednesday – Brede MU 2.30pm at Betty’s

Thursday –Stretch & Tone 9.30am

Fridays – Farmers Market 10am Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm

Saturday – Village Dance 7.30pm

Scout Hut – Mondays - Beavers 5.30, Cubs 6.30pm

Udimore Parish Hall –

Monday – Pilates 9.30am Guides – 7.15pm

Wednesday – Vocality Choir 2.30pm Yoga 7pm