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A relatively new venture aimed at people who have suffered various cardiac problems has been launched at Summerfields Leisure Centre in Hastings.

All the instructors are fully qualified and it is hoped to attract people who are in the various stages of rehabilitation and would like to take advantage of the opportunity to receive the proper instructions and exercises to aid their full recovery. The classes are every Monday and Thursday at 11.30am and the bus service, as we now have it, stops outside the Leisure Centre door. If you would like to try please, contact Toby Whitehead on 07793-241417 or e-mail, who can give you full details.

Brede Cricket Club’s last remaining games this season will be away to Lydd on Sunday, September 16 and finishing against Winchelsea on September 23. Both matches start at 1.00 pm.

A 60’s/70’s Dance Night is being held in Udimore Community Hall tomorrow, Saturday, September 15, from 7.00 to 11.00 pm. Music will be from the period, prizes for the best dressed outfits. Tickets are £5.00 adults or £2.50 children. Please call 07761-730956 to reserve your ticket as numbers are limited. Northiam Surgery Patients Participation Group is holding a Forum meeting at Northiam Village Hall on Tuesday, September 25, at 7.30 pm. Guest speakers will be Dr. Broad (St. Michael’s Hospice) and Mr. Buchanan (Orthopaedic surgeon, Conquest Hospital). There will also be an ‘Any Questions’ session with a panel of your G.P.’s.

The clock in the tower of St. George’s Church has for some time now been giving a bit of trouble with its time-keeping and chiming. It is around 150 years old and, as far as can be ascertained, has possibly not had a complete overhaul in all that time. A company who are experienced in dealing with these old clocks has given an estimate of around £5,500 to repair and make new parts as necessary. For the many people who live nearby or pass the church regularly no doubt miss the regular chiming. The Bellringers are trying to raise funds to go towards the appeal and applications for grants where possible are being made. If anyone would like to make a donation or help with some fund-raising would they please contact Andrew Burchett on 01424-882727 or e-mail

It won’t be long now before another Poppy Appeal comes around and once again a shortage of house-to-house collectors is likely to occur. If you think that you might be able to help with this and have a few hours to spare at the end of October and a little while into November please contact Mrs. Beryl Crouch on 01424-882120. The demands on the Poppy Appeal never seem to decrease as the years go by.

The Mobile Library calls again next week on Tuesday, September 18, from 3.00 to 3.40 pm in Oakhill Drive and 3.50 to 4.25 pm in Reedswood Road. It will also be at the Village Hall on Thursday, September 20, from 1.25 to 1.55 pm. Apart from reading books, the Library has audio books as well as access to the internet and reference library.

Services at St. George’s Church during the coming week are a Family Eucharist at 9.30 am and Evening Prayer and Intercessions at 6.00 pm on Sunday, September 16, with Holy Communion on Wednesday, September 19, at 10.00 am and Thursday, September 20, Friday, 21 and Saturday, 22, at 9.00 am. The Harvest Supper will be on Sunday, October 7.

Trinity Methodist Church will be holding their regular service on Sunday, September 16 at Broad Oak at the usual time of 10.30 am, which this week will be conducted by Mrs. C. Thacker.

Activities for the coming week at the Village Hall:

Monday, 17: Age UK (10.30 am), Rainbows (4.15 pm), Brownies (5.30 pm), Guides (7.15 pm small hall), Whist Drive (7.30 pm); Tuesday, 18: Painting for Pleasure (9.30 am); Wednesday, 19: W.I. Harvest Lunch; Thursday, 20: Stretch and Tone (9.30 am), Village Hall Management Meeting (7.30 pm); Friday, 21: Farmers’ Market (10.00 am), Short Mat Bowls (7.30 pm);

Scout Hut, Stubb Lane: Monday, September 17: Beavers (5.30-6.30 pm), Cubs (6.30-8.00 pm).

If you have anything to be put in the column it can be sent e-mail to:

John May, Mill Lands