How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

The Brede Parish Assembly: was reasonably well attended and residents had time to ask their own questions. One question was about the problem of parking on pavements and across driveways. Actually both are an offence and if you are caught you may face a fine, however it is also very discourteous to other Parishioners. If you know of anyone doing this please discourage them.

The Tom Borne from AIRS gave a take about the Housing Project in Ostlers Field and happily the new residents moved in last Friday.

The Co-Ordinator of Neighbourhood watch gave a report of what was happening locally, and sad to say there at least another three Scams going around. Please be vigilant. Distraction burglary is on the increase. Someone chats to you at the door while another person finds another access to burgle your home. Close the door and contact a family member or a neighbour to say what has happening or what has happened.

Phone Scams are still doing the rounds and all I can say is please, please DO NOT give out your Bank details over the phone your Bank will NEVER ask for them in this way. If you do not know the caller put the phone down. If the caller has asked you to ring back beware, as they can keep your phone open so that you do not know who you will be speaking to, phone the police on another phone. BT8500 is a phone by BT and has the facility that blocks unsolicited calls, we have one as we became fed up with international calls telling us that our computer was broken, when it was not. Our house is so quiet now, and we are not jumping up and down to answer the phone. It has one drawback unless you plumb your family and friends numbers into the phone when they ring they have to press the hash # key and you will have to press 1 to connect them. You can then save their number if you want to. I personally would recommend it or something similar for everyone but especially the elderly as they are the ones most often tricked out of parting with their money

Please be suspicious about any callers telling you you roof needs attention, your drive needs doing or your hedges need cutting. It has been found that even if you say NO they still go ahead then demand money from you. Keep an eye on what they are doing from a safe distance or behind a closed door and call the police immediately. Sadly we all need to keep all our doors locked and keep an eye on open windows downstairs and any at the front of a property. Make sure all windows, doors and sheds are locked before you leave home and if you are going away for a while please let your neighbours know so they can keep an eye out for unusual callers, if any one is suspicious please call the Police.

Lighting of the Brede Beacon: The residents of Broad Oak and Brede had an unusual lighting of the Beacon this time as the recent gales had blown the basket off its pole and could not be repaired in time for Thursday night, so it was sat upon some breeze blocks, therefore it was a very low lit Beacon this time. The Bells peeled out as they were rung by St George’s Church Bell ringers who certainly did the Queen proud.

Friday 22 April: Yoga with Susan in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am, WEA is at 11.30am.

Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. Take your baskets and be ready to fill them for the forthcoming weekend.

Brede Short Mat bowlers will be meeting at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall

Saturday 23 April: Ballet Classes are in Brede Village Hall at 10am.

In Broad Oak Methodist Church the Regency Singers will be giving concert at 2.30pm followed by tea. Admission is free but donations are welcomed for church and refurbishment funds..

Sunday 24 April: 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

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

Monday 25 April: Age Uk East Sussex Brede Community Club will meet in Brede Village Hall at 10 .30am to begin their day with coffee, games then lunch and entertainment in the afternoon. The day can be split into two now, so if you only wish to go for the morning or the afternoon you may do so, or you may go and have lunch and stay but you must book this in advance. They have a mini bus now so transport is not a problem; for more information please contact Mrs Maureen Distin on 07850 987130.

Whist players will 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, the They have some spaces. Julie Piper can be contacted 01424 883464 or mobile 07863599537.

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 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

Tuesday 26 April: Pilates with Laura at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall. Followed by another session at 10.15am. The Knitters and Natters meet at 10am in the Methodist Church and they are knitting for various charities. The Brede Luncheon Club meet in Brede Village Hall at 12o’clock for 12.30pm when lunch is served.

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

Brede Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Brede Village Hall. The ownership of the Beacon will be on the agenda, as no one has claimed ownership of it as yet. Should Brede Parish Council take ownership? Go and have your say.

Wednesday 27 April: Pilates are with Laura in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.15am.

Mobile Library will be in Reedswood Road in Broad Oak from 1pm – 1.35pm it will then travel to Brede Village Hall Car park for 1.45pm until 2.15pm.

Brede Crafters meet at 2pm in Brede Village Hall.

Vocality Choir is in Udimore Community Hall also at 2pm

Thursday 28 April: 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 29 April: Yoga with Susan in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am, WEA is at 11.30am.

Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall.

Brede Short Mat bowlers will be meeting at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall

Future Events

Saturday 7 May: Gala Evening at Udimore Community Hall 7pm for 7.30pm with Stephen Dunnett a leading Swing Singer with a blend of Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé with personality to match any top entertainer. Tkae your own Glyndbourne style 3 course picnic supper and your drinks and table paraphernalia – there is a prize for the best dressed table of 8 Tickets are £12 each ( does not include food or drink) to reserve your place and for any enquiries please contact Tony Hayes 01797 229734

Sunday 15 May: Calling all Children Teddy Bear’s Fair 2pm – 4.30pm at St George’s Church Brede. Take along your Teddy Bears or Favourite soft toy all sizes welcome. Take along a grown up and enjoy a lovely afternoon with the fun of the fair. Help your Teddy to overcome the fear of heights with a special Zip wire from the top of the Church tower – earning their certificate and a badge for achieving this brave adventurous activity.

Thursday 9 June: 2016 Coach Outing on behalf of Brede Friendly Circle. It is leaving the Village Hall at 8.15am. It is going to Saville Gardens in Windsor Great Park including a guided tour and lunch then travelling on to Runnymede to board a boat that will travel along the Thames whist having a talk about the Magna Carta events that happened on the banks that are passed. It will also include a cream tea aboard. The coast of the trip which is inclusive of all the above mentioned is £35.00 payable to Brede Friendly Circle: ASAP we only have a few seats remaining for this wonderful trip. If you are already booked in then payment was due 14th April if you have not already paid please do so asap our you may loose your seat.

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