How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Temporary Road Closure: 8pm – 6am between the A21 junction with Westfield Lane, Church Lane, Main Road, Brede Hill, and Cackle Street on the A 28 for the entire length to the connection with the B2089. The A21 Sedlescombe North to the Old Harrow junction and Junction, Road A2100 in its entirety are also closed at the same time. Diversions will be in place, as will safe routes of passage for pedestrians and vehicular access to homes. This probably means our lanes will be busy so please take extra care when using them. The order for the operation to resurface the roads commences 14 August and covers a period of 18 months however weather permitting they hope to end 22 August. The signs shows 6 days so we must be optimistic that the disruption will be kept to a minimum and not hinder the businesses in our community.

Apologies: two apologies, firstly the Village dance did not take place on Saturday but it will be back 6th September also Messy Church did not take place but will be back on the 2nd September. I am only as good as the info given to me or that I can source. I still hope no one was too put out.

Brede School: Did you see all the flags in a circle in the recreation ground a couple of weeks ago? They were so bright and colourful, It was the inter schools Tag Rugby tournament. And I am pleased to report that Brede School are the Tag Rugby champions again this year so many congratulations to all concerned and also well done to the runners up and all the other schools for taking part.

Friday 8 August: Pilates - the session begins at 9am. Wea Practical Gardening: the course is from 11.15 – 1.15pm both events are in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Farmers Market: the indoor market opens from 10am –12pm the vendors sell local and homemade goods and the local Friendly Circle ladies serve refreshments. Short Mat Bowls: the group would like to have more members all you have to do is turn up at 7.30pm both events are in Brede Village Hall.

Sunday 10 August: Church Services: St Georges Church Brede holds the Family Eucharist at 9.30am. The Methodist Church will begin their service at 10.30am in Broad Oak. Their preacher will be Mrs Drina Hampson. St Mary’s Church Udimore hold their mornings worship at 11.15am. Brede Cricketers play an away match against Robertsbridge, as usual we wish them good luck and good weather.

Monday 11 August: Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club: the club runs from 10.30am – 3.30pm the group will be discussing news topics then play ‘who am I ‘and the word wheel. Janet and Sue are returning with their guitar and hammer dulcimer at 2pm. Others and I went along when they visited before tand we had a wonderful morning being highly entertained by these talented ladies. Do go along this afternoon you will be warmly welcomed. A donation is very appreciated as all entertainment is costly. Please contact Maureen the Organiser for more information phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987120. Whist players are highly skilled and meet at 7.30pm both events today are in Brede Village Hall.

Tuesday 12 August: Pilates the group begin at 9am in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Paining for Pleasure: this creative group meet in Brede Village Hall this morning at 9.30am. Bingo, the Villagers Evening at the Rainbow Trout begins at 8pm.

Wednesday 13 August: Yoga, the exercise class stretching your limbs begins at 7.00pm in Udimore Community Hall.

Thursday 14 August: Stretch and Tone, Sally will be encouraging the group to follow her steps and movements at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall. The group will then have a two week break.

Friday 15 August: Mary Sumner Day, Mother Union groups from around the Diocese are meeting at St Peter’s Bexhill for an 11am Festival service to mark the day. It will be followed by a picnic lunch, please take your own picnic. Everyone is invited to attend if they wish to do so. Pilates, another session of stretching and toning begins at 9am. Wea Practical Gardening: the Course runs from 11.15 – 1.15pm both session are in Udimore Community Hall, Brede Farmers Market : will be open from 10am –12pm in Brede Village Hall.

Future Events: Brede 35th Flower Festival, the event is open 23,24 &. 25 August not to be missed. This year’s topic is a celebration of Children’s Literature. “Once upon a time!” the florists will work their magic to bring the books to life in flowers. In the Church grounds there will be books, cakes, jam, a grannies attic, plants, a Grand draw and morning coffee, hot or cold lunch and cream teas. Trips up the tower accumulating in a fantastic view. Art Exhibition, The Pleasure for Painting group are putting on an art exhibition to show case their hard work. 23 & 25 August. Brede Steam Giants, these marvellous engines will be powered up for you to view 23 and 25 August.

Rhiannon Oliver

Bellhurst Cottages