How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Welsh Societies: A good number turned up at the Hastings Welsh Societies Coffee Morning and the sun shone, if you have a Welsh inclination then why not join this friendly society and call Marjorie Atherden 01424 441208 who will send some back copies of Newsletters so that you can see what events they do.

The Tea Party: in Udimore had a scrumptious tea and hopefully quite a bit of money was raised for the Brede & Udimore Overseas Charities.

The road works: have been a real pain this week with the road shut off. The barriers are across the cross roads, but you can get access to the pub and homes if you ask the nice man on the crossing to let you through!! The road is shut off for a while, between 8.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday but please don’t let this put you off going to the Rainbow Trout or to see friends along Chitcombe Road. Apparently a nice lady driver is tarmacking the road it has been suggested we therefore should get a good job done. We shall see! I have to say where the roads have been repaired they are a joy to drive on.

Friday 16 October: Yoga is being held in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. If you have not ventured there yet you will be surprised at the variety of items for sale. Short Mat Bowls group are in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Saturday 17 October: the Brede Crafters have a workshop in Brede Village Hall at 10.30am.

End of Hastings Week and I have no doubt that many will be going to tonight’s celebrations and fireworks in around the Sea front. Lets hope the weather holds for all the Bonfire parties and parades that will be going on throughout October and November.

Sunday 18 October: 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

At St George’s Church the Sung Eucharist starts at 9.30am and Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is

At the Methodist Church in Broad Oak at 10.30am their preacher is the Reverend Malcolm Peach a visiting minister from Canterbury. The Pastoral Minister is Rev. Peggy Heim and she can be contacted on 01424 422350 “Tuesday 20th Oct, and every Tuesday from 10.30 am, Knitters and Natters meet. We would welcome anyone to share in knitting or any craft work over a cuppa. We are having a stall at the Brede Craft Fair on

Nov.14th” “Wednesday 21st Oct 2.30-4.30 - our next Open Door. This is a new monthly venture for tea/coffee/cake and chat with some activity or light entertainment. We are planning a board games afternoon this time. Please come and bring a friend”

There is a Harvest Lunch in Udimore Community Hall at 1pm it is £8 for Adults, £5 up to 14 years and children under 5 free. Please book a ticket from Ann Barker 01424 883515 ASAP you will also need to take your own drinks.

Monday 19 October: 4pm Age Uk East Sussex Brede Community Club needs volunteers and drivers!!! The Club opens today from 10.30am – 3.30pm. Today there is the News and Word wheel and board games Something extra special also today the Cloth of Dreams show (active puppetry) The Community are also invited to this event if they would like to go and join in. Contact Maureen, who would be pleased to hear from you if you want to join in or are phoning to help in any capacity or to be a member of the group as it has vacancies. Do contact her for more information phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987130. or 07710 143198

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, 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 Cubs are 8-10½ years old and meet from 6.30 – 8.00pm there are also vacancies for children to join, the Contact is Colin Ward 01424 852413 Whist is in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Tuesday 20 October Pilates at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall. Followed by another session at 10.15am. Brede Painting for Pleasure meet at 9.30 in Brede Village Hall. Every Tuesday from 10.30 am, in Broad Oak Methodist Church Knitters and Natters meet. They would welcome anyone to share in knitting or any craft work over a cuppa. They are having a stall at the Brede Craft Fair on Nov.14th”

Brede Scouts meet, from 7pm – 9pm in the Scout Hut and any young person 10½ or over is welcome. The contact is Andy Bishop 07811339626

Bingo is in the Rainbow Trout at 8.30pm

Wednesday 21 October: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.25am, The Methodist Church has it’s Open Door from 2.30-4.30 - This is a new monthly venture for tea/coffee/cake and chat with some activity or light entertainment. They are planning a board games afternoon this time. Please go and take a friend”

The Mobile Library is around today in Reedswood Road from 1pm – 1.35pm. It then travels to Brede Village Hall for 1.45pm – 2 15pm

Thursday 22 October: Pilates 9.30am with another session Pilates session at 7.30pm both in Udimore Community Hall. Stretch and Tone with Sally in Brede Village Hall. Your spoilt for choice with exercise today.

Friday 23 October: Yoga is being held in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall followed at 7.30pm by Short mat Bowls.

Saturday 24 October: All Saints Church Beckley are holding a celebratory Concert at 7.30pm in the Church. The music will be sacred and secular to celebrate the renovation of the organ. It will be performed by the Wealden Consort, the Conductor and Organist Cornelis Tarkema has also performed in Canterbury Cathedral and the royal Albert Hall. Tickets are £8.00 available on the door and includes a glass of wine or soft drink. Your support would be appreciated as this is a fundraising event for the Church.

Giant Jumble Sale in Udimore community Hall 10am -12pm a good chance to de clutter if you need items to be collected please contact Rosemary 01424 882567 or Nan 01424 882348

Future bookable events:

Wednesday 28 October: Age UK East Sussex are holding a Charity Tea Dance and Cream Tea for £6.00 each. It is from 2pm - 4pm in Pett Village Hall and it is aid of the local Centres mini bus appeal. Steve Sinatra will be singing Rat Pack hits to accompany the dancing. There will be a raffle and one of the prizes is 2 tickets to see Cinderella. Tickets are available from Maureen 01424 883282 or 07850 987130. or 07710 143198 or Age Uk East Sussex in Robertson Street Hastings or by phoning them on 01424 426162

Saturday 31 October: Brede Mother’s Union are holding an ‘All Hallows party for those 12 and under, do go and enjoy the fun and games and the yummy Hogwarts feast. It takes place in Brede Parish Room in Waterworks Lane at 2.30pm and finishes at 4.30pm. Please bring a plate of food to share and a parent as children cannot be unaccompanied. Please phone me Rhiannon Oliver to book your place 01424 882037 ASAP as places are limited.

Friday 6 and Saturday 7 November: Winchelsea Singers present The Mikado. At the New Hall Winchelsea Tickets are £10 available from the Farm Kitchen Winchelsea or by telephoning 01797 2231589

Sunday 8th November: is the Rainbow Trout’s Bonfire and Fireworks celebration. With BBQ and Northiam Drumming Band The Drumskullz. Doors open from 5pm. Entry £1 and any kids in Halloween Fancy Dress can get in for free (proper outfits not just a mask!!)

Thursday 19 November: the VI O’clock Club presents ‘A Cameo Opera ‘ in Brede Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 each for this indoor Glyndbourne where you picnic in the auditorium. Take your own food and there is a competition for the best dressed table. Tables of any size available and there will be raffles and prizes. Tickets are available from Penny Dawson 01424 882263, it’s popular so book quickly.

Friday 20 November: The Rainbow Trout Comedy Night. they now have the tickets for the Comedy Night. If you would like to go along please let them know as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Those that that reserved tickets, they are now available for you to collect.

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