How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Vaccine: Flu Vaccination Sessions are available in Northiam on 4, 11, 13 November with the final session 21 November.

Welsh Society Event: last week the Mayor of Hastings Bruce Downey and his wife the deputy Mayor Susannah joined the Welsh Society for their Coffee Morning, which was very well supported. Susannah has decided to become a member as she is half Welsh, The Mayor also might join when he has more time.

School Reunion: the turn out could have been better however Richard Moore must be thanked for the tremendous effort he put into the evening. The caterers ladened the table with delicious food and there was much chatter by those who did attend and found their old school friends to catch up with, which was lovely.

BRA RECYCLING ROTHER: Did you know there’s fantastic scheme called the Bra Bank which supports women in Africa by giving them more personal dignity and raises money for Breast Cancer research. You can drop off your unwanted bras (clean and bagged) at the Battle Post Office, using the pink container in the foyer. Have a sort through your knicker drawer and keep the scheme going and tell your friends too. Will take any bra, washed please, but any condition. Please support this fantastic scheme.

Friday 17 October: Pilates is in Udimore Community Hall at 9am. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. The Autumn Harvest has been gathered in so there is an abundance of new fruit and vegetables on sale. The Wea Practical Gardening: is in Udimore Community Hall, 11.15am – 1.15pm. Brede’s Short Mat Bowlers set up at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 18 October: there is a Craft workshop in Brede Village hall starting at 10am. The young persons flower arranging morning is from 10.30am – 12 noon. The class is for school-aged children who would like to have a go at arranging flowers, it will be held in the Parish Centre near St Georges’s Church, the cost is £3.00 and this will include a container, oasis, tape, foliage and flowers and refreshments. You will need to bring is a pair of strong scissors or secatuers and your friends for this fun session. If you are interested please contact me, Rhiannon Oliver 01424 882037 ASAP for an application form. Rye is holding the fifth Rye Medieval Conference, which stars at 9am the theme, is Hazards of life in late Medieval England. Professors from the Universities of Cambridge, East Anglia Winchester and University College London will all be speaking during the day. All are welcome more details are found on the web page Booking are being taken by Rye College, Milligan Theatre phone 01797 226728 or email Winchelsea Beach Community Club is the venue for Dr Patrick Roper who is a freelance ecologist and who has known Brede Woods for years talk about the woods and the work that is carried out in them. It will be a chance to learn about many aspects of the woodland that is not readily known. The event starts at 2.30pm and no booking is necessary. Northiam Chamber Orchestra and the occasional consort will perform ‘The Creation’ by Haydn this evening is at 7.30pm in Northiam Village Hall. Proceeds from the event will be for the restoration of Northiam Church. Tickets and more information can be obtained by calling Peter Fields 07792 329145. It is the end of Hastings week and Hastings will be crowded this evening with the bonfire boys and girls giving their usual parade followed by the massive bonfire on the beach and a magnificent firework display. Roads will close early for the event

Sunday 19 October: Church Services: Father Anthony White conducts the Mass service at 9.00 am in St Theresa’s Catholic Church on the old Northiam Road, if you need to contact the Father his number is 01424 773125 St George’s Church begin their Family service is at 9.30am and Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. Reverend Robin Roberts will take this mornings service at the Broad oak Methodist Church which begins at 10.30am. St Mary’s Church Udimore hold their mornings worship at different times so please look at their Church notice board or in the Parish Magazine. Live music in The Rainbow Trout tonight. The Rockitmen are there at 4pm for your entertainment.

Monday 20 October: Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club: begins at 10.30am – 3.30pm. Please contact Maureen the Organiser for more information phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987120. Rainbows meet in the small hall of Brede Village Hall, this afternoon from 4.15- 5.15pm, they welcome girls aged between 5-7 years, Brownies meet from 5pm – 6.30pm for girls 7-11 years old. They have spaces in both groups. Julie Piper can be contacted for both on 01424 883464 or mobile 07863599537. You can also contact Hayley 07525168770. Beavers are In the Scout Hut and welcome Boys and girls from 6years old they meet from 5.30pm to 6.30pm there are only two places remaining at present. Catherine will soon begin a waiting list. Cubs meet from 6.30 – 8.00pm. the latter group has vacancies for children to join, the Contact is Colin 01424 852413. Guides meet at Udimore Community Hall at 7.15pm. Contact Hayley as above Whist: the player’s meet at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Tuesday 21 October: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall today at 9am. In Brede Village Hall the Painting for Pleasure group meet at 9.30am.

Wednesday 22 October: Yoga in Udimore Community Hall at 7pm

Thursday 23 October: Sally starts her Stretch and Tone: class at 9.30am.

Friday 24 October: Pilates is in Udimore Community Hall at 9am. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. The Wea Practical Gardening: is in Udimore Community Hall, 11.15am – 1.15pm. Brede’s Short Mat Bowlers set up at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 25 October: The Friends of St Mary’s Udimore have an evening of Spooky Tales. Geoff Hutchinson will give the history of Halloween in words and music at 6pm in Udimore Community Hall. Tickets are £10.00 each and will include a home cooked supper, there will also be a licensed bar. Tickets are available from Celia Langrish 01424 882250

Saturday 15 November: the National Trust Rye and District Association are holding a Quiz Night in Beckley Village Hall please contact Julie Etches for mor information and to book 01424 662054.

Thursday 20 November: The VI O’Clock Club presents The Cameo Opera an indoor Glynbourne at Brede Village Hall 7 for 7.30pm start tickets are £12 each. Have your 4 course picnic in the auditorium; there is a prize for the best dressed table; the latter can be any size. Tickets are available from Penny Dawson 01424 882263