Bus times: The Stagecoach bus time table is out for the beginning of May it was written by ESCC and not all times have been confermed as yet by Stagecoach. Service 2 from Hastings to Tenterden. The first bus through Broad Oak 07.03 then Brede is the 07.06 at the Red Lion

It goes to Hastings Railway Station via the Conquest and there is a stop opposite Queens Road shopping Centre. It is hourly throughout the week not Saturday or Sunday.

Friday 24 April: Brede Farmers Market is open from 10am–12noon in Brede Village Hall. With their fresh display of fruit and vegetables. The Hall is also packed with other stalls selling a range of goods. WEA is in Udimore Community Hall at 11.30am. The short Mat Bowlers meet at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 25 April: the day has arrived and I wish the Bell ringers luck as they attempt to do a three hour peal from 9am – 12 noon in memory of Michael Rowan a much loved Church Member. The Ringers have requested that no one tries to enter the Tower while they are ringing as it will put them off.

Village Coffee morning today from 10.30am in Brede Village Hall. Brede Parish Council and the Village Hall Management Committee invite all residents of Brede and Broad Oak, especially people new to the village to join them for coffee/tea and a chat. This is an informal gathering for people to meet and find out what activities are available in the village.

Sunday 26 April: Father Anthony White is the preacher for Mass at St Theresa’s Catholic Church on the Old Northiam Road at 9am his contact number is 01424 773259 Father Martin invites you to the Family Eucharist at 9.30am in St George’s Church Brede. After the service there will be a Parochial Church Council AGM in St George’s Church followed by a St George’s Celebration Lunch, (please take something to drink) and an offer of puddings would be appreciated, please book your place with Vicky 01424 883408 ASAP. The Trinity Methodists meet at 10.30am, their Preacher is the Mr David Hanson this week. 6pm there is a said evening prayer at St George’s Brede. I hope the weather is fine for the second of Brede Cricketer’s match they will be playing at home in the recreation ground against Mountfield. Good Luck!

Monday 27 April: Yoga is in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am. In Brede Village Hall, Age Uk East Sussex -Brede Community Club begins at 10.30am until 3pm. There will be a raffle and members are requested to bring a raffle prize if they are able. The scrabble board will be out and Mr & Mrs Sutton will be there to entertain with their delightful musical talents. To join or for more information contact Maureen the Coordinator by phoning 07850987130. Nearly all the uniformed groups meet this evening beginning at 4.00pm with Rainbows who meet in the Brede Village Hall small hall, as do Brownies at 5.30pm. The Brede Scout sections are all held in the Scout Hut Stubbs Lane Brede: Beavers begin at 5.15pm and Cubs at 6.30pm.Whist is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall and Guides are in Udimore Community Hall at 7.15pm

Tuesday 28 April: Pilates at 9am then Flamenco dancing at 12 noon. both activities in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Luncheon club meet today at 12.30pm in Brede Village Hall. Brede Scout group meet tonight at 7pm in the Scout Hut.

Brede Parish Council meet at 7.30pm members of the public are welcome to come and ask questions. Last Wednesday for the Parish Assembly the turn out was particularly poor and I felt sorry for Katy Bourne the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner who put her heart and sole into her speech dispite there only 16 members of the public present. Katy told us that the Sussex Police will have 57 million cut from their budget over the next five years. She said 50 million had been cut from the budget within the last five years and 8 million 8 years ago. Money is gained by ⅓ from local taxation and ⅔ from the government and it is from the latter that the money is withdrawn. Policing has changed with Cyber Crime high on the agenda followed by child exploitation, current and past as well as the usual theft etc. Good News is that from the 1st April Sussex has joined up with Thames Valley, and Surrey to support services for victims. The contract for this area is managed locally and from the bid £3000.00 came back to Sussex for Victim Support. This means the Restorative Justice – where offenders have to listen to victims will be able to increase it’s capicity. PCSO Demi Georgiou has returned to police our area but if you were not at the meeting to hear his talk you would have heard him say that he also covers Westfield, Sedlescombe, Staplecross, and Bodium. He does much of the detective work by listening to local people and he has managed to apprehend some thieving criminals. The Parish Council are very pleased he is back with us.

Wednesday 29 April: Pilates at 9am in Udimore Community Hall.

St George’s Day Thursday 23 April Pilates at 9am in Udimore Community Hall. Stretch & Tone 9.30am in Brede Village Hall with Sally. There will be a sung Eucharist at 7pm in St George’s Church Brede

Friday 30 April: Brede Farmers Market is open from 10am–12noon in Brede Village Hall. WEA is in Udimore Community Hall at 11.30am. The short Mat Bowlers meet at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 1 May: There will be a Village Dance in Brede Village Hall this evening at 7.30pm. The Steam Giants will be open today and Monday from 10am – 4pm in Waterworks Lane Brede, entrance is free.

Saturday 9 May: From 12 noon – 3pm Brede School have their Mayfair Madness event in the recreation ground and would appreciate your support. John Crook will be giving an Architectural talk as the assembled walk around St George’s Curch and grounds in Brede beginning at 3pm it will be followed by tea and cake.

Rhiannon Oliver

Bellhurst Cottages