How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email:[email protected]

Friday, 2nd November 2018, 6:00 am

Sad News: for those who knew Trevor Martin Symmons a member of our community died recently and his funeral is at 2pm today the 2nd of November in St George’s Church Brede. Please pray for his friends and family at this difficult time.

Friday 2 November: Brede Farmers Market in Brede Village Hall from 10am – 12noon. Those who are regular attend know what a benefit this is for our local community so please go and support the stall holders and the Brede Friendly Circle Tea ladies if you have not been able to before. Brede Short Mat Bowls are at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall. The November Parish Council Newsletter is now out and should be with you shortly If you do not receive a copy within the next week Please phone Lesley 01424 882800 and let her know. Council News is within and also all the activities and functions coming up between now and March. Please read it and keep it in a safe place for reference. This will be especially important if the weather turns really bad. If you have a problem please do not hesitate to phone your nearest Councillor as we are doted around Broad Oak and Brede and will do what we can to help you.Our contact details are on the back cover. Make sure you have warming soup available, tinned food and a well stocked freezer so that if necessary you will not have to go out in icy weather.

Saturday 3 November: The Giants of Brede are open at the usual times of 10.00 - 4.00. Free parking and guided tours. Delicious home made cakes. Set your SATNAV to TN31 6HG and go and learn about the history of water supply. Learn more from their website”

Sunday 4 November: Church Services in the Parish are as follows: Father Anthony White conducts the Mass at 9.00am 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, a sung Family Eucharist will be held at 9.30am Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is http:/ other services held during the week is in the Church Parish Magazine that is out now for October.

At the Trinity Methodist Church Drina Hanson is taking the service at this morning’s worship at 10.30am The Reverend Peggy Heim is the Pastoral Minister and can be contacted on 01424 422350 The seat at the back of the Church is there for all to use, why not go and sit in the tranquil wildlife garden and admire the view.

Monday 5 November: Remember, Remember the 5th of November and the fate of Guy Falkes and his accomplices. We have had some wonderful Bonfire Societies events and locally both Northiam and Staplecross last weekend were magnificent especially the fireworks – thank you so much to all those who put in so much effort on behalf of us all who enjoy these events. Pilates with Susan is at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall and she can be contacted on 07858 518504 followed by the Wea Gardening course at 11.30am.

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 07863 599537

The Brede Scout sections are all held in the Scout Hut Stubbs Lane. Beavers welcome girls and boys from 6 years old they meet from 5.15pm to 6.15pm. Contact Cherry Merricks 01424 251242 or 07761730956 or [email protected]

Cubs are 8-10½ years old and meet from 6.30 – 8.00pm. Contact Peter Clark 07702 407725 or [email protected] There are vacancies for children and Leaders/Helpers The Scout Hut is disabled friendly and can be booked for parties or social events and camping in the grounds, it is available on all weekdays and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings and the weekend It is £6.00 per hour, there is a different price for camping. Please contact the booking clerk Rhiannon Oliver 01424 882037

Pilates with Susan at 6pm in Udimore Community Hall followed by an Exercise Class at 7.30pm.

The Whist players will be in action in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Tuesday 6 November: Pilates with Susan at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall.

Brede Painting for Pleasure meet at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall

Pilates is at 6.45pm in Udimore Community Hall. Dog Relax classes at 6pm in Brede Village Hall, followed by Yoga and fitness with Jody at 7.30pm.

Brede Scouts meet, from 7pm – 9pm in the Scout Hut and any young person 10½ or over is welcome. Contact Luciano Frige on 0781 1339626 The Group Leader is Colin Ward and can be contacted on 07980 171877 or [email protected] if you would like your child to join any of the sections or help as a Leader or helper.

Wednesday 7 November: Yoga is in Brede Village Hall from 9.30am

Brede Mother’s union meet this afternoon at 2.30pm in Brede Church Room, members need a tallish wine glass and some evergreen greenery and artificial flowers if they have them and any fir cones or other embellishments. Brede Dog Training at 6pm in Brede Village Hall.

Thursday 8 November: Pilates in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 am Stretch And Tone with Sally at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall.

Pilates with Geraldine will be at 6.30pm in Brede Village Hall, followed by keep fit at 8pm.

Design with Flowers group meet at 2pm in Brede Church Room. Today we will be doing an exotic arrangement. If you wish to join us visitors pay £5 do contact either Sue Sturmey 01424 882544 or me 01424 882037 if you require more information

Friday 9 November: Brede Farmers Market in Brede Village Hall from 10am – 12noon. Brede Short Mat Bowls are at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

4 Charities Soup and Scrabble lunch is being held in Udimore Village Hall. £5 for soup and bread, a one hour game of Scrabble followed by tea and cake starting at 12:00. NO previous experience required and everyone is welcome to join in this enjoyable event. The next lunch is Friday 14 December .

Brede Short Mat Bowls are at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Black and White Ball: Join St Michael’s Hospice for their inaugural charity ball at the prestigious Montgomerie Suite, Bannatyne Hotel, Hastings. Perfect for groups of friends, family and colleagues, the theme for this year’s ball is Black and White and they are looking forward to seeing everyone dressed in their most glamorous outfits! Tickets are £45 and include a welcome drink, three course meal, and live entertainment from Magician Michael Drinkwater and the local band, ‘The Do Theys.’ Each table at the event seats 10 people and there is no minimum or maximum ticket bookings required. This event is very kindly sponsored by Just Property. Book tickets at

The WW1 Sing-a-long: raised over £1000 for the Royal British Legion The organizers were very pleased with the result and thanks everone who supported the event. The November Parish Council Newsletter is now out and should be with you shortly If you do not receive a copy within the next week Please phone Lesley 01424 882800 and let her know.

Lloyds Bank Rye: has closed, mobile buses will be used instead and here is the time table for Rye Market Car Park. Wednesdays 10am – 11.45 opening again at 12.30pm – 2.45pm. Fridays 10am – 11.30am. Please make a note of these times if you are a customer.

Flu Campaign 2018: There two more clinics for the over 65 at the Broad Oak surgery for surnames M-Z Wednesday 28 November both sessions are from 2pm – 3pm If you missed the under 64 flu clinics at the Broad Oak Surgery the remaining date from 5pm for patients under 64 who have a qualifying condition need to make an appointment for Monday 5th November at the Northiam surgery please call 01424 252140.

All over 65 with surnames G-J Wednesday 7th November. Surnames K-N Thursday 15th November. Surnames O-S Wednesday 21st November Surmames T-Z Thursday 29th November all the latter are at 2pm – 3.30pm no appointment is needed at the Nothiam Surgery .

Children’s Flu Clinics the vaccination will be offered at their school for the reception class and classes 1.2.3,4,and 5 those under 17 and Pre school children can access the Nasal Flu Clinics at the Surgery by appointment on Thursday 22November from 2pm. I hope you can make sense of all the above

Future Events and Bookings

Sunday 11 November: Battles Over—A Nation’s Tribute and Ringing for Peace. To help celebrate the 100th Anniversary since the end of WW1 at St George’s Church Brede. We are inviting the local community to join us in marking this important occasion. At 6.55pm we will be sounding the Last Post. Then at 7pm the new Beacon in Waterworks Lane will be lit. 7.05pm the Church Bells will ring out. More details will appear in the Church magazine for November and Brede Village Voice.

Rother District Council: would like to make you aware that there are all-out District Council elections next year, based on the new ward boundaries which come into effect in May 2019 (the details of which can be seen at the following link: The Council is holding a pre-election event at which people who are interested in standing for election can find out more about how they could represent their community.

Monday 19 November: The event is being held at the Town Hall, Bexhill from 6.30 to 8.30pm, and will offer people the chance to speak to current serving councillors and senior officers. They will also be able to find out more about the varied services the council provides, the challenges it faces in the years ahead and the support councillors receive. People interested in attending the event are asked to register their interest by emailing [email protected] by Wednesday 14 November

Care for the Carers: run a monthly Carers Information and Advice Group which meets the 4th Thursday of the month, 10am – 12pm at St Mary’s Centre, Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, and we’re looking forward to seeing some new faces there from the Brede and local Rye areas.

Friday 16 November: Care for the Carers are also hosting a free Afternoon Tea at The George at 3pm. Annie Mannion | Media Relations Officer – Care for the Carers. Tel 01323 738390 Ext 205

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