How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Barbara Allum: I regret that I have sad news to tell you. Barbara Allum born in this community and one of the Founders of Brede Friendly Circle has passed away. She is now in Heaven with her husband Peter and Sister Betty. She will be greatly missed by so many in the community. The funeral will take place on Thursday 28 January 12 noon at St George’s Brede then at Hastings Crematorium. Family Flowers only and donations will be for the two charities; the British heart foundation and Cancer research. They are to be sent care of B C Mercers in Silverhill.

Friday 23 January: Pilates at 9am in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall with lovely stalls selling wonderful goods. Brede’s Short Mat Bowlers set up at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall. Sam Calver the popular entertainer is back in the Rainbow Trout tonight at 8.30pm

Saturday 24 January: Quiz Night The Friends of St George’s Church have their quiz in Brede Village Hall this evening 7pm for 7.30pm start. Do not forget to take your nibbles and cutlery, drink and glasses. We should have a brain testing enjoyable evening.

Sunday 25 January: the Church Services are as follows: 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 8.00am Holy Communion will be celebrated at St Mary’s Udimore. St George’s Church Sung Eucharist starts at 9.30am and Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Methodist Church service in Broad oak is at 10.30am and the service will be led by the Reverend David Freeland. ‘Said’ Evening Prayer is at St Mary’s Church is at 6.00pm.

Monday 26 January: Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club begins at 10.30am – 3.30pm. After Coffee they will have board games to play and newspapers to read then discuss the news items. They will be having a raffle and Maureen requests that members remember to bring raffle prizes if they are able. If you would like to join them then please contact Maureen the Organiser for more information phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987130

Uniformed groups: Please contact the respective leaders if you wish your child to join this term. The Guiding section meet in the small hall of Brede Village Hall the Rainbows meet from 4.15- 5.15pm, they welcome girls aged between 5-7 years, the 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 The Brede Scout sections are all held in the Scout Hut Stubbs Lane, Beavers welcome Boys and girls from 6 years old they meet from 5.15pm to 6.15pm. Contact Catherine Southgate 07833065028 if you have a child that wishes to join the section. Cubs meet from 6.30 – 8.00pm there are also vacancies for children to join, the Contact is Colin Ward 01424 852413 7pm – 9pm 1st Brede Scouts for any young person 10½ or over the contact is Andy Bishop 07833065028. Guides meet at Udimore Community Hall at 7.15pm. Contact Hayley as above. The Whist player’s will meet at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Tuesday 27 January: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9am Brede Luncheon Club meet in Brede Village Hall at 12.30pm. Brede Parish Council meeting is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall side room. The Councillors would welcome your support so please join us. The Rainbow Trout has Bingo this evening; eyes down at 8.30pm A lucky gentleman won the rollover on Tuesday 13th January who will be lucky tonight? It is a good cheap night out locally so go and support your local pub.

Wednesday 28 January: Yoga Udimore Community Hall at 7pm

Thursday 29 January: Sally is in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am with Stretch and Tone. Brede Village Hall management meeting is tonight at 7.30pm. They hope as many people in the village as possible will come to the meeting and give their views on the Village Hall how money can be raised for it and how it can be improved. Who can help decorate the Hall inside and out? It is a big asset to our villages and many of us use it so we must be prepared to help look after it, younger people are needed as many on the management are elderly and although they would not like me saying it, some jobs are a bit difficult for them now. You might be able to spend an hour or two it will make a big difference. Do go along and lend your ear, strength and ideas etc.

Friday 30 January: Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. Brede’s Short Mat Bowlers set up at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 31 January: the month has gone so quickly, already snow drops are bobbing their heads in the garden and bulbs shoots are poking up all over the place. I picked two roses week before last for the flower class and some brought open camellias no doubt to the mild weather we had. As I write this the sky is grey, more frost possibly a snowflake or two has been forecast. Do not forget, if you live alone, please, please make yourself known to Lesley Banister the Clerk for Brede Parish Council or one of the councillors. Make sure you know who your neighbour is and make sure your larder is full.

Rhiannon Oliver

Bellhurst Cottages