How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

VOLUNTEER VILLAGE CLEAN UP: My grateful thanks go to all the following - Gavin, Phyllis, Jan, Alan, Caroline, and Rod who helped me pick up litter, Les, who made the path wider along Kingsland Hill by using his spade to remove the build up of soil etc; Jacqueline who made the coffee and washed up and lastly but not least to David who took 8 bags of rubbish to the Mountfield tip and some larger rubbish too. It was hoped that all of Broad oak and Brede could be covered but as you can read from above we were short of extra hands, so only some parts of our Parish were cleared of rubbish. Many hands make light work so when we repeat the exercise I hope more volunteers are available to help keep our beautiful bit of Sussex litter free. In the meantime if you see rubbish at the end of your drive or across the road, if it is safe to do so please bin it. This was not a Parish Council event but more and more will be put upon the Parish Councils as ESCC and Rother District have their budgets cut. Voluntary help will be asked for I have no doubt in the future for other jobs that they have to take on. Do go to the next Parish Council meeting on Tuesday March 31st not only to listen but to give them your views as well.

Friday 13 March: Pilates is at 9am in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall filled with market traders waiting to sell you their wonderful mixture of merchandise. Brede’s Short Mat Bowlers set up at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall. Brede’s Short Mat Bowlers set up at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall, would you like to go along and have a game, the members would be delighted to welcome you.

Sunday 15 March: Mothering Sunday; 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 9.30am. Mothering Sunday Family Eucharist will be celebrated at St George’s Church. Please children bring your mums along for this special service. Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The service will be taken by Mr J Troughton at the Methodist Church in Broad oak is at 10.30am.

Monday 16 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. Whist Players will meet in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Uniformed groups - 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 17 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 12 noon in Udimore Community Hall

At the Scout Hut in Stubbs Lane from 7pm – 9pm 1st Brede Scouts meet and this evening the scouts will be doing creativity work by doing decorative knots, they may be decorative but they also are helpful to know later on. Any young person 10½ or over may join the group the contact is Andy Bishop 07833065028 The Rainbow Trout has Bingo this evening; eyes down at 8.30pm.

Wednesday 18 March: Vocality is in Udimore Community Hall at 2pm and at 7pm Yoga is in the same venue.

Thursday 19 March: Pilates at 9am in Udimore Community Hall. Sally is in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am with Stretch and Tone. The National Trust have their talk at 2pm and there is a Udimore Community Hall meeting at 7.30pm in the for mentioned Hall

Friday 20 March: 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.

Rhiannon Oliver

Bellhurst Cottages