Brede or telephone 01424 882037

The Garden Fête last Sunday in aid of Village Hall funds was a great success and was well supported. The event raised £268 and thanks go to all who gave freely of their time, baked cakes, gave raffle prizes, books, plants, bric a brac and monetary donations. The rain came at 3.45pm but it did not deter anyone, umbrellas went up and in true British Fashion it continued although the gazebo and summer house became very popular.

Friday 25 July Pilates begins at 9am in Udimore Community Hall and is followed by the WEA Practical Gardening Course from 11.15am until 1.15pm, The weekly Brede Farmers Market is held in Brede Village Hall fro 10am – 12 noon. The cards are hand made and are so beautiful, the apple juice is made from apples grown in a Brede orchard and tastes delicious, so if you want local goods this is the place to go to stock up before the weekend.

The Short Mat Bowls group gather at 7.30 in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 26 July the Rainbow Trout is hosting a Mexican themed food night.

Sunday 27 July the Family Eucharist takes place at 9.30am in St George’s Church Brede. The Methodist Church Broad Oak has it’s morning service at 10.30am and the minister today is the Reverend Peggy Heim. The morning service at St Mary’s Udimore is at 11.15 am. At 1pm in the Recreation Ground our local Fire Fighters have their Grand Annual Fête There will be many traditional games, refreshments and a licensed bar. Hastings Coastal Twirlers and the Teterden Swing Dance Group[ will be entertaining throughout the afternoon. Proceeds will be shared between the Fire Fighter Benevolent Fund and the local Cancer Charities Please give them your support. Our Cricketers will not be able to as they are playing an away match against Beckley. Now read how they faired last week.

Brede CC v Hurst Green CC

Brede made it seven undefeated games in a row at the BCG on Sunday completing the double over Hurst Green in the process. After A.R.Fryer had won the toss and chosen to field, in respect of that great Brede tradition, our heroes were soon amongst the wickets. G.Avann (10-2-38-3), from the school end, fired out three of the top order and F.Ulmann (7-4-10-1) was tighter than the latest Sports UK Basketball budget. When those two had done their business the home side didn’t let up with A.Barrett (8-2-11-4) ripping through the middle order, S.Turner up to his usual lofty standards and E.Avann producing a snorter to claim the final wicket. Special mention must be made of the fielding which was outstanding. E.Avann claimed three taxing catches, G.Dinning always a banker under a high ball bagged another and G.Bird, on debut, made a sharp chance look easy. An effort by A.Bird was the pick of the bunch though, living up to his name he flew through the air and landed gracefully with the ball safely ensconced in his right palm. No Brede match report would be complete without mention of N.McDonagh, outstanding in the field throughout, one diving save had to be seen to be believed.

Brede made short work of chasing an under par Hurst Green total of 97. Another confident opening partnership, this time worth 64 between E.Avann (36 not out and 147 undefeated runs v Hurst Green this season!) and A.Barrett (37), took a massive chunk out of the target leaving S.Fathers (12*) to finish things off in his usual sadistic style with three thunderous boundaries. Another thumping win and with players such as I.Sutton, recovering from a tasty night out and Deadbatt Gritt, still waiting eagerly in reserve.

Thanks to Greengrass Ground Maintenance for supplying the premium quality match ball and the Red Lion for the equally high quality after game cuisine.

Hurst Green CC 97 Brede CC 101-2 Brede won by 8 wickets. Well done Guys.

Monday 28 July Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club are meeting in Brede Village Hall at10.30am but today they hope others will join them as JJ Fashions are bringing their clothes line for people to look at or buy with cash or cheques. Please support the group if you are able. Please contact Maureen the Organiser for more information phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987120

The Whist player’s will begin their game at 7.30pm also in Brede Village Hall.

Tuesday 29 July At 9am Pilates is in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Painting for Pleasure is at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall At the Rainbow Trout this evening it is eyes down for Bingo at 8pm. Brede Parish Council meet at 7.30pm in the small hall of Brede Village Hall to discuss the parish needs, parishioners are most welcome to come and hear what goes on and to join in where appropriate.

Wednesday 30 July Brede Crafters meet at 2pm in Brede Village Hall. Vocality Choir has stopped until September. Yoga is at 7pm in Udimore Community Hall.

Thursday 31 July Stretch and Tone at 9.30am with Sally in Brede Village Hall.

Friday 1 August 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. MT Vessel are playing at the Rainbow Trout at 8.30pm

Activities for the week.

At Brede Village Hall

Mondays - Age Uk Daycentre10.30am, Whist 7.30pm.

Tuesday – Brede Painting for Pleasure 9.30am. Brede Parish Council meeting 7.30pm

Thursday – Stretch & Tone 9.30am

Fridays – Farmers Market 10am Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm

Udimore Parish Hall –

Tuesday – Pilates 9am Vocality 2pm

Wednesday Yoga 7pm

Friday Pilates Wea Practical Gardening 11.15am & 1.15pm