Contact: telephone 01424 882037 or email

If anyone wishes items to be included in the column I need to have it at by the Sunday two weeks before, which gives me time to type it up and send it in. I hope that is helpful.

The Fundraising efforts last week had the Overseas Lunch raising just over £450 which was fantastic and the Friends of St George’s Coffee Morning £272 also extremely good. Thanks go to everyone involved with both groups who helped and supported them.

Hastings Welsh Society are organising a bus trip to Whitstable on Saturday 12 July. If any one in the Village would like to join them on the trip the bus will stop in the village and the cost will be £ 22.00 per person including tip. If you are interested Please contact me on the above number ASAP

Friday 27 June this week the usual timetable begins in Udimore Community Hall with Pilates at 9am then the WEA Practical Gardening Course from 11.15 – 1.15pm for more information please contact Jackie White 01424 815292. The Brede weekly Farmers Market is open from 10am –12pm in Brede Village Hall; the many stalls have home made and fresh goods for all to buy. Short Mat Bowls are in the Hall at 7.30pm. Olay! It is Spanish Tapas Night in the Rainbow Trout if you fancy cuisine that goes with the present weather. Hope it does not change.

Sunday June 29 the Family Eucharist begins at 9.30am in St Georges Brede, families are always welcome; they have a toy box for the children use. The Reverend Peggy Heim is the minister leading this mornings worship at the Methodist Church from 10.30am in Broad Oak. This afternoon a Teddy Bears Parachute Jump which will be very eventful and a family fun afternoon is at St George’s Church Brede, from 2pm. Take your Teddy or other cuddly toy and watch it parachute from the Church Tower. There will be other games to try too and another opportunity for delicious cakes with tea.

Our Cricket team has been doing rather well, as Andy reports: Hurst Green CC V Brede CC. Brede arrived at a sun splattered Hurst Green only nine in number but determined to continue a fine recent run of form. The Green chose to bat and found themselves facing Fiery Freddie Ulmann who in a magnificent early spell beat the outside edge countless times, but found it only twice. The first expertly pouched by E.Avann, the second careering through the slip cordon to the boundary. Final Ulmann figures of 8-4-13-1 were poor reward for his outstanding efforts. The other Brede bowlers may not have been as rapid but did not let their demanding captain down. Two wickets were bagged by E.Avann after he had passed on the keepers gauntlets to Ulmann and one apiece for P.Watts and S.Turner. T.Waters also performed well but with no luck as he finished wicketless. Special mention must go to N.McDonagh and C.Reardon for expert catches, McDonagh’s taken cleverly between his legs, and I.Sutton who almost pulled off a spectacular catch on the square leg boundary. The home team finished on 176-5 with fine efforts from P.Savage 60* and M.Bassett 40.

After a splendid tea Brede Openers E.Avann and A.R.Fryer took their guards, Avann middle and Fryer a confident leg stump, intent on making inroads into the victory target. Barraclough and Bosher both bowled well for Hurst Green but mainly found the middle of the bat as did the other willing bowlers as E.Avann with an opulent 111* and A.R.Fryer 56* rubbed off the total and raced Brede to their second 10 wicket win of the season.

Hurst Green CC 176-5 Brede CC 177-0 Brede CC won by 10 wickets

The Cricket Team would welcome more players if you feel able to join them please contact the skipper Andy Fryer 01323 732914 or vice Captain Graeme Dining 07941228866 or if you have a computer email ASAP. Today they are up against Northiam at home in our Recreation ground at 2pm amd of course we wish them luck.

Monday 30 June Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club will meet at 10.30am Please contact Maureen the Organiser for more information phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987120

This evening the uniformed groups meet beginning with the 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 and from 6.30 – 8.00pm Cubs. Both of the latter groups have vacancies for children to join them

Guides meet at Udimore Hall at 7.15pm.

The Whist players will be together In Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm for their weekly game of cards. Also from today the waste and recycling changes in Rother. Everyone should have received through the post a calendar and booklet explaining what goes in which bin. Some people could experience two or three collections in a row until the service is established. Contact Rother District Council if you have not received any information.

Tuesday 1 July At 9am Pilates is in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Paining for Pleasure group is in Brede Village Hall this morning at 9.30am and at 2pm Vocality Choir tune up their vocal chords and sing through the afternoon followed at 4pm by Messy Church (both in Udimore Community Hall,) children do not forget to take you mums and dads. This evening it is eyes down for Bingo in the Rainbow Trout.

Wednesday 2 July Brede Mother’s Union invite people to join them in Udimore Community Hall for a Strawberry Tea at 3pm. Money raised will go towards MU projects.

Thursday 3 July Stretch and Tone at 9.30am with Sally in Brede Village Hall. At the side of the Hall the Doctors Surgery is at midday in the side room of Brede Village Hall.

Friday 4 July Pilates begins at 9am then the Wea Practical Gardening Course from 11.15 – 1.15pm in Udimore Community Hall, The weekly Farmers Market is open from 10am –12pm in Brede Village Hall.

Activities for the coming week in brief. –

Brede Village Hall.

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

Rainbows 4pm Brownies 5.30pm both in the small hall

Tuesday – Brede Paining for Pleasure 9.30am

Thursday – Stretch & Tone 9.30am.

Fridays – Farmers Market 10am Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm

Scout Hut – Mondays - Beavers 5.30, Cubs 6.30pm

Udimore Parish Hall –

Monday - Guides 7.15pm

Tuesday – Pilates 9am Vocality 2pm Messy Church 4pm

Wednesday – Brede Mother’s Union 3pm, Yoga 7pm

Friday Pilates Wea Practical Gardening 11.15am & 1.15pm

Rhiannon Oliver

Bellhurst Cottages