How to contact: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Best foot forward: I have received excellent news, the monthly Village Dance is back.

Rainbow Trout News: We have sadly said goodbye to Tina and Paul and and wish them well in their new jobs, we are now welcoming the new publicans, they hope it will stay as a village hub as well as a local pub for a drink or one of their prized pies and other dishes.

Molly Stoker: has sadly passed away and the funeral has taken place. I am sure her family and friends will miss her very much and I ask you to put Molly and her family in your prayers.

Friday 26 February: Yoga is in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall, I couldn’t go last week, but I shall be there today as we need more of Peter’s apple juice and some vegetables and no doubt there will be something else to help me part with my money. I don’t mind as it is all fresh. At 7.30pm the Short Mat Bowls Players will also be in the main hall.

Hastings Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair at Sussex Coast College Hastings 10am-3pm for those looking for a career. There will be people offering advice and companies on hand to find what is best for you. Page 22 of the What’s on Magazine has full details.

Saturday 27 February: Village clean up. We should be grateful to Rother District Council who had a team out last week picking up rubbish along Horns Cross/Northiam Road and the road sweeper has been in action; but we still can’t be complacent as there are pockets of rubbish in the lay-bys and along the footpath from Broad oak to Brede, Chitcombe Road, Broadlands, Udimore Road and Brede Hill. One of our aims as well as picking up litter is to wash the road signs; this is no longer done by ESCC so, we have a choice either we have the community come together to do this job or the Council will have to pay someone to do it which will be costly as they will need Public Liability Insurance as well as being paid. This will knock on effect to our Council Tax. I would rather give up two hours, how about you? The Age Uk east Sussex Community club quiz is cancelled this evening but it has been rearranged for Saturday 8 October. Please contact Maureen Distin on 07850 987130.if you wish to put in a team before September 21st. There, it must be a record to announce an event.

Sunday 28 February: 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. All are very welcome. Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is

In the Methodist Church in Broad Oak at 10.30am the service will be taken by The Reverend Peggy Heim who is also the Pastoral Minister and she can be contacted on 01424 422350.

Monday 29 February: Age Uk East Sussex Brede Community Club will meet in Brede Village Hall at 10 .30am to begin their day with coffee, news and games, for more information please contact Mrs Maureen Distin on 07850 987130. Whist players will also be in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

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 on 01424 883464 or mobile 07863599537. The Scout Sections meet in the Scout Hut Stubbs Lane, Beavers meet at 5.15pm – 6.15pm and welcome Boys and girls from 6 years old. Contact Cherry Merricks 01424 251242 or 07761730956. The Cubs are 8-10½ years old and meet from 6.30 – 8.00pm. the Group Contact is Colin Ward 01424 852413

Tuesday 1 March: St David’s Day - Hapus Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant to all the Hastings Welsh Society and everyone else. The Hastings Welsh Society will be celebrating the day with a lunch at the Brickwall Hotel and no doubt the Welsh national Anthem will be sung.

Pilates with Laura at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall. Followed by another session at 10.15am. The Brede Painting for Pleasure group meet in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am.

Messy Church is in Udimore Community Hall at 4pm he 1st Brede Scouts are in the Scout Hut from 7pm – 9pm. and any young person 10½ or over is welcome. The contact is Andy Bishop 07811339626 Please contact me, 01424 882037 to book the Scout Hut, the cost for the Hall which includes Kitchen, and Main Hall is £6.00 per hour and overnight camping for groups is £3.00 per person per night. The Group has a large field at the back suitable for camping and the large Hall has a leaders room at the side for indoor camping. Use of the gas barbecue is £10 (gas included)

Wednesday 2 March: Pilates are with Laura in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.15am. Brede Mother’s Union meet in the Parish Room at 2.30pm and their speaker is Sue Lee, they will also be discussing the Lent Lunch which they are providing on the 5th March.

Thursday 3 March: Pilates with Laura at 9.30am with another session at 7.30pm both in Udimore Community Hall. Stretch and Tone with Sally in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am.

Friday 4 March: Yoga with Susan in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall, at 7.30pm the Short Mat Bowls Players will also be in the main hall.

Saturday 5 March: the Friends of St Mary’s Udimore are hosting a Spring Brunch from 9.30am – 11.30am at Udimore Community Hall, all monies raised will go to the upkeep of St Mary’s Udimore, there is no contact numbers so I think you just turn up. Brede Mother’s Union are holding a Lent Lunch (3 or 4 types of home made soup, bread, cheese and fruit) donations will be for the Brede & Udimore overseas group. This event has been held for a number of years and and if you are free just turn up to this very friendly lunch at 12 noon, it will finish at 1.30pm.

The Brede Village Dance: is back at 7.30pm so put on your dancing shoes ready to waltz, quickstep and rumba, as well as sequence dancing.

Red Lion News: Sunday Carvery lunch now served on Thursdays 12pm -2pm 01424 882122

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