How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Sringtime?: As I write today’s column it is a pleasure to look outside, the sky is blue with small puffs of cloud and the trees are swaying in the breeze. It certainly has a springtime look to it, which belies the fact that there is a cold wind blowing which cuts through you like a knife; hopefully by the time the column is read the warmer wind and sunny weather will be with us as predicted by the weather presenters. There is quite a bit going on this week and there is an opportunity for men and women to join in the Friendly Circle meeting, please read on.

Friday 6 March: Pilates is at 9am in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. It was quite busy last week although some stalls seem to be missing; maybe like me they took advantage to miss February’s weather and went on holiday. Brede’s Short Mat Bowlers set up at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall, they would be pleased to have some new members. WEA Udimore Community Hall at 7.30pm

Saturday 7 March: Volunteer village clean up do come and join in the Village clean up today. Meet in the Village Hall at 10am. For coffee and briefing. If you are fed up seeing rubbish and overgrown bits and dirty signage in the village do come and help. High Vis jackets and bags will be provided but if you have secateurs and/or a pick up stick please bring them along; also wear gloves to protect your hands. Lets hope it’s dry and bright. In the evening at 7.30 the Brede Village Dance will take place in Brede Village Hall. Put on your dancing shoes for sequence, Latin and ballroom, then have fun by dancing away the hours.

Sunday 8 March: 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 The Family Eucharist will be celebrated at St George’s Church 9.30am and Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. C. Jones will lead the service at the Methodist Church in Broad oak at 10.30am. The Rainbow Trout has live music this evening with the 1066 Rockitmen who will be livening up the bar from 4pm.

Monday 9 March: 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 987130 She would be especially pleased to hear from you if you are phoning to join the group as it has many vacancies.

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

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 10 March: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9am Brede Painting for Pleasure group meet in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am. Flamenco dancing at Udimore Community Hall at 12noon. At the Scout Hut in Stubbs Lane from 7pm – 9pm 1st Brede Scouts meet and it is for any young person 10½ or over the contact is Andy Bishop 07833065028 The Rainbow Trout has Bingo this evening; eyes down at 8.30pm. The jackpot was not won last Tuesday.

Wednesday 11 March: Pilates in Udimore Community Hall at 9am Mick Barrowman will be speaking to Brede WI at 2pm about the Fishermen’s Institute in Brede Village Hall. If you would like to join or find out more please contact Beryl Jenkins 01424 883475. Yoga takes place in Udimore Community Hall at 7pm

Thursday 12 March: Sally is in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am with Stretch and Tone. Design with Flowers meet in the Parish Room Waterworks Lane Brede at 1.30pm and this month we will be doing a Spring arrangement using chicken wire and twigs. Choose a taller sturdy pot; daffodils, tulips or iris would all be suitable flowers. Rhiannon will be demonstrating a concurve arrangement. If you would like to join us please contact Rhiannon Oliver 01424 882037 or Sue Sturmey 882544. Friendly Circle is this evening at 7.30pm the subject is ‘looking forward to the Spring Garden’. There will be a demonstration by Blackbrooks on how to plant a hanging basket. This is an open meeting, everyone welcome.

Friday 13 February: 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. WEA Udimore Community Hall at 7.30pm

Rhiannon Oliver

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