How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Apology: I apologise for the glitch in the paper two weeks ago the following should have been in it. Unfortunately I am so sorry other events for the week were not publicised apparently gremlins were at work. Re - Community Infrastructure Levy - Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule - Notice of Consultation. Many of you will have seen Councillor Rod Came’s letter in the Observer letter page a few weeks back. It is a concern for many people especially those who have children who live and work in their village and cannot afford the house prices. If you feel this will have an effect on your family please contact Carl Maynard at Rother District Council and pass on your views. The Consultation period started on the 8th August 2014 and ends 26th September 2014. The PDCS and supporting documentations can be viewed on the Council’s website ( and will be made available for public inspection at the following deposit points until 26th September 2014; Rother District Council Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3JX. (8.30am – 5.00pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Wed 9.30am – 5.00pm & Friday 8.30-4.30pm). Battle Help Point, 6 Market Square, Battle, TN33 0XB. 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon, Tues, Thurs & Friday. Wed 10.00am – 4.30pm. Rye Help Point, 30a High Street, Rye, TN31 7JG. 9.00am – 5.30pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Wed 10.30am – 5.30pm & Friday 9.00am -4.30pm

SAVE OUR BUSES: there may be cuts to the 342, 340 and 341 and cuts to Dial a Ride and the Community bus, this will have an impact on people who rely on the buses for work and others who need to go to the Conquest or surgeries in Rye and shopping. There are petition cards and an online consultation paper or you can hand in any piece of paper with your comments on before 28th September. It is imperative that you have your say, as when the buses are gone that will be it. Libraries have the consultation papers too, send your comments to Carl Maynard our County Councillor at East Sussex County Council ASAP.

Rainbow Trout News: They are starting to get enquiries about Christmas Menus (Sorry!!!) They hope to have them done by the end of the summer and are happy to email them to people when they are ready. Let them know if you would like them to put you on the list.

First Aid Course: on Monday 15th September they are holding a First Aid at work Course in the Restaurant. It is an all-day accredited course covering CPR, Choking, Burns, unconscious casualties, etc. Practical assessments are carried out throughout the day and you will receive a certificate valid for 3 years when you pass the assessments. The Course is carried out by a qualified First Aid Instructor and you will also receive tea, coffee and biscuits as well as lunch. The price for the whole package is £48 per person and is a great qualification to have for work and for your family. If you would like to book your place, please let us know. We have already filled half of the allocated spaces as they are strictly limited.

Sad Losses: It has been a sad time for people in our community, First Ken Evans passed away then on Wednesday 27 both Bob Langrish and Keith Dalrymple had their funerals, then on 28th ‘Don’ Gordon Price also passed away. All of these Considerate, gentle and helpful men will be very much missed by their family friends and colleagues and the wider community. All have lived in the area for some considerable time and made many friends some of whom have also passed on. Don’s family are having a service to celebrate his life on Friday September 19 at 3.30pm in St George’s Brede, If you knew Don please join the family as you will be very welcome. Please let me know if your loved ones pass on and send me the words you would like to be put into the column. As many of us know each other in the community, some find it sad if they cannot pay their last respect to their neighbours and friends when they find out too late and they are upset. Perhaps I can help put that right, as I know it is hard to contact everyone at a difficult time.

Friday 5 September: Pilates: begins at 9am in Udimore Community hall. Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall full of locally produced or grown items. Wea Practical Gardening: the Course runs from 11.15 – 1.15pm in Udimore Community Hall. Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall

Saturday 6 Sept: Brede Steam Giants: These wonderful engines will be working today 10am-4pm Waterworks Lane Brede. Trinity Methodists Mini Family Fun Park Road Methodist Church. Village Dance It’s time to get those dancing shoes out again and go and have a ball (sorry) in the Village Hall at 7.30pm for sequence and ballroom dancing

Sunday 7 Sept: Church Services: Father Anthony White is the Priest for St Theresa’s the Catholic Church begins Mass at 9am on the old Northiam Road, it is signposted, if you need to contact the Father his number is 01424 773125 St George’s Church begin their Family service today at 9.30am. Broad oak Methodist Church has Mr B Turnwell leading the service this morning at 10.30am. St Mary’s Church Udimore hold their mornings worship at 11.15am. Today our Cricketers are playing Bodiam at Home. At 1pm If anyone would like to join the players please contact Andrew 01323 732914

Monday 8 September: Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club: the club runs from 10.30am – 3.30pm. Please contact Maureen the Organiser for more information phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987120. This evening the uniformed groups are back after the summer break beginning with the Rainbows In the small Hall at 4.15pm contact Julie Piper 01424 883464 or mobile 07863599537 if you have a little daughter who would like to join. At 5.30pm the Brownies begin their session led by Hayley contact 07525168770 also if you have a daughter who wishes to join. Both groups meet in the small hall of Brede Village Hall. In the Scout Hut Boys and girls from 6years old are Beavers they 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 Contact Colin 01424 852413. Guides meet at Udimore Hall at 7.15pm. Contact Hayley as above. Whist players meet at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Tuesday 9 September: Pilates is in Udimore community Hall at 9am. Painting for Pleasure is at 9.30pm in Brede Village Hall and at 2pm Vocality Choir tune up their vocal chords and sing through the afternoon in Udimore Community Hall. Bingo - the Villagers Evening at the Rainbow Trout begins at 8pm.

Wednesday 10 September: WI ladies will be meeting at 2pm, the speaker is from Hotter Shoes and Visitors are welcome to join them for the talk, tea and cake. Yoga - The exercise class stretching your limbs begins at 7.00pm in Udimore Community Hall.

Thursday 11 September: Stretch and Tone: Sally and her class begin at 9.30am. Design with Flowers is today at 1.30pm – 3.30pm in the Parish Centre opposite Brede Church in Water works lane. The group are doing a crescent shape design, it is easier in a long stemmed container with a small dish. Curved foliage also makes it easier. Contact Rhiannon Oliver 01424 882037 or Sue Sturmey 01424 882544 if you require more information or help. Friendly Circle are having a club night – fun evening do join thewm at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Friday 29 August: Pilates: begins at 9am in Udimore Community hall. Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. Wea Practical Gardening: the Course runs from 11.15 – 1.15pm in Udimore Community Hall, Short Mat Bowlers set up at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall

Saturday 13th September: Sussex Historic Churches Trust Annual sponsored RIDE and STRIDE. Trinity Methodist Church in Broad Oak will be open between 10.00 and 17.00. As well as Riders and Striders, everyone interested is welcome to call in, view this delightful small Victorian Chapel and learn something of its history.

Saturday 20 September: Jumble Sale Village Hall 10am – 12am no jumble please already have enough.