How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Last week’s missing voice: There was a big glitch in the system last week and the column was not printed so some of last weeks column is in this weeks column and a big apology for those who needed information from last weeks edition.

Happy birthday: It gives me great pleasure to add my congratulations with other friends and neighbours a belated Happy 90th Birthday to Aubrey Sinden. I understand he had a very enjoyable party at the Village Hall a couple of weeks ago.

Rainbow Trout News: Tina reports that the Boules Team did very well weel before last in their first match after the winter break, almost beating one of the best teams in their league. They have spent a lot of time and effort in improving the pitch and putting in flood lights. It looks brilliant. Thanks guys!

Bereavement It saddnes me to impart the news that we have lost another dear member of Brede Community Mrs Muriel Cummings, I know she will be missed by many but as with others departed she like them will remain in the memories of those who knew her.

Volunteers needed in the Village:1.Would you like to help make our villages safer and more pleasant places in which to live? Brede Speedwatch is seeking new volunteers. Operating under the authority of Sussex Police, we use a radar speed device to monitor the speed of vehicles on our roads. The registration details of vehicles exceeding the speed limit along with the recorded speed are sent to the Police who will issue advisory letters to the vehicle’s keeper. Repeat offenders can expect follow-up action by the Police. You will not be required to stop offenders, indeed we are not authorised to do so, merely note the cars’ details. Full training will be given in the use of the speed device and high visibility jackets are provided. If you can spare a couple of hours every week, then we would welcome you as a member of the group. For more information, please call Marion Brunt on 883566 or Les Nottage on 882712.

2. Age UK E.S. Brede Day Care Centre held in Brede Village Hall urgenItly needs volunteer drivers to pick up clients in time for a 10am start and then collected at 3pm to take them home every Mondays except Bank Holidays. You will need a comprehensive driving insurance and a Disclosing & Debarring certificate. Please contact Maureen Distin 01424 883282 or 07850 987130 ASAP

3.A voluntary co-ordinator is required urgently for the Brede Farmers Market. The post involves close liaison with the market traders to ensure the smooth running of the market every Friday. ASAP Please contact Philip Romani 01424 883420

4.Could you be the next Editor of the Parish Magazine?. St George’s Brede & St Mary’s Udimore need a computer literate, tactful and patient person. Copies of the magazine should be sent by the middle of the month giving a week or so to formulate the layout of the Magazine. You will need to be able to use publisher and be prepared to have this programme added to your computer. Advertising and associated artwork, printing, collating and distribution is all handled by others. Please contact Father Martin ASAP as above.

5.St Mary’s Community Hall Booking Clerk. Udimore Community Hall is looking for a booking clerk for their very successful and popular village meeting place. The position of booking clerk would be to answer all enquiries for the Hall, through emails, mobile phone, Facebook etc. The clerk will be expected to arrange viewings of the hall and its facilities and keep the Hall booking diary. It also involves the monitoring of the payments and checking of the Hall after events and liaising with cleaner to ensure the Hall is kept in good order. The job would suit a local person with personal and administrative skills. They will be expected to be a member of the Management committee who they will report to. Remuneration to be agreed and linked to the usage of the Hall. Please phone the Chairman Frank Langrish on 01424 882250 or email

Friday 29 May: yoga is at 9.30am in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall, Brede Farmers Market traders value your support and sell fresh food, bread, juice, milk, vegetables, meat and fish. Hand made cards are for sale and restored furniture. Pop in and see for yourself their wonderful array. Brede’s Short Mat Bowlers set up at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 30 May: is a busy day 10.30am – 12.30pm there is a Coffee Morning and Plant sale in Brede Parish Room in aid of Church funds. If anyone has surplus plants please contact me at the above contact details.

Udimore’s first Garden Safari From 1.30pm – 5.30pm. Buy the tickets and have a map to see 7 beautiful gardens from Udimore Community Hall, here you will also find tea & cake & plants, £ 6.00 a ticket. children are free, they request no dogs please. The Funds are for St Mary’s Church.

At 7.30 there will be a Grand Concert presented by Duncan Reid and Gary Marriott in St Georges Church Brede on belhalf of the Friends of St George.

Tickets are available from Marion Firman 01424 751165 priced at £8.50 and will include a finger buffet and a glass of wine.

Sunday 31 May: 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 at 9.30am. Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The service at the Methodist Church in Broad oak at 10.30am will be taken by the Reverend Peggy Heim. Our Cricketers are playing at home today on the Recreation ground at 2pm, their opponents are Hastings Wanderers. We of course wish our team well. In the Rainbow Trout the 1066 Rockitmen will be entertaining from 4pm

Monday 1 June: Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club meets at 10am – 3pm. As above they urgently need volunteer drivers to pick up clients. Please contact the Organiser Maureen Distin 01424 883282 or 07850 987130 ASAP also please contact Maureen for more information as she would be especially pleased to hear from you if you are phoning to join the group as it has many vacancies.

Uniformed groups – he 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 2 June: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15am Brede Painting for Pleasure group meet in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am. Pilates at 10.15 and Flamenco dancing at 11.30am both in Udimore Community Hall

At the Scout Hut in Stubbs Lane 1st Brede Scouts meet from 7pm – 9pm. Any young person 10½ or over may join the group the contact is Andy Bishop 07833065028

The Whist player’s will meet at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Wednesday 3 June: Pilates in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15am and 10,15am. Northiam and Broad Oak Patient Participation Group are hosting a talk by Roger Plail Urologist at the Conquest Hospital entitled Human Waterworks and their Problems. The venue is Northiam Village Hall at 7.30pm The Local Doctors from Northiam and Broad Oak will be on hand to afterwards to answer questions but not of a private nature. All are very welcome as during a lifetime this can affect everybody.

Thursday 4 June: pilates at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall. Sally is in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am with Stretch and Tone. The Brede & Udimore Overseas Summer Lunch will be held in Udimore Community Hall at 1pm. Tickets are £8 and are now available from Liz Turgoose 01424 882657 or from Judy Edwards 01424 882222 and Stella 01424 883246

Friday 5 June Yoga is at 9.30am and WEA 11.30am both in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12noon and Brede Short Mat Bowlers meet at 7.30pm both in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 6 June: The Brede Steam Engines will be open from 10am – 4pm in Waterworks Lane Brede, entrance is free.The Village Dance is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall. Time to Ballroom and Sequence dancing.

Brede Village Hall: has had a bit of a face lift, the ladies and gents toilets have been renovated and are currently being decorated. The ladies looks very nice indeed. A great deal of money has been spent updating them so it is hoped that everyone using the hall will treat the conveniences as good as their own bathrooms. The Village Hall committee has also purchased new small tables as the old brown ones had not only become tatty but also a bit dangerous. The Hall is all our (the Village) responsibility as most of us use it for various reasons. It is hoped that there are a number of younger people in the village who would like to join the management team to help them move the hall forward and help market our vital commodity. Please contact Philip Romani 01424 883420 He is also collecting money for the Champions of Brede and is advocating that people begin paying by standing order which would simplify things. As people may be aware Philip took on the job when our beloved Paul Pryke died. It is hoped that someone else could take on the role as Philip has other commitments and is finding it increasingly difficult. There are a number of jobs done in the Village by older folk and it would be appreciated if some of the younger ones in the Village came forward to help, as it would be a shame if some of the societies, groups, clubs or halls fall by the wayside because no one offered to help. It might be that someone has the skill of a treasurer and I know that the Treasurer of St Georges Brede wishes to step down at the next AGM. It would be good if someone came forward now as they could be helped to ease their way in by Philip Bowden the current Treasurer. Please contact Father Martin 01424 883408 if you are interested.

Brede Church Flower Festival August Bank Holiday. Now in it’s 36th year; Sue Sturmey the Flower display co-ordinator wanted to do something that highlighted the major events in history which is why all the displays will be based around some of the world’s great historical and relious events. Last year comments such as ‘Stunning’, ‘Every year one runs out of praise for the displays’, ‘Spectacular – beautiful flowers, superbly arranged’ were some of the comments made by some of the 1,300 visitors who came from afield as Australia, New Zealand.the USA, France, Germany, the Netherlands as well as Coventry, Oxfordshire, London, Essex and Hertfordshire. Sue has a list of themes for this year and would love to hear from anyone who would like to make a display or arrangement. You do not need to have previous experience as help is on hand if you have not been involved before. Please contact Sue Sturmey 01424 882544 if you would like to have a go – children/adults men/women . Here is an event that everyone in the Village could help with and it has to be said, I know many of you do; but, we still need more bodys to help. The Flower Festival is always fun and, if anyone would like to help in any capacity putting up marquees and tentage, flower arranging, stewarding, car parking, catering, manning the many stalls or in any other way then please contact Bobby Boud 01424 882549 who will be very happy to hear from you and will be able to put you in touch with the right person organising each activity.

BOBs: Quiz Night Broad Oak Brede Recreation Ground Committee (fundraising for new playground equipment on the recreation ground). They are holding a Pack a Picnic Quiz Night at Brede Village Hall on Saturday 20th of June at 7:30pm. £5 per person, maximum of 8 people per team. Call 01424 883548 to book. Quiz Master: Graeme Dinning esq Find them on Facebook