All Saints Church: Sunday August 24, 10.30 - Parish Eucharist celebrating one of the less well-known apostles, St Bartholomew, who was also called St. Nathaniel. Friday August 22. 11am - the Wedding of Barry Stunt and Jenny Hall. The August Church Market raised £242.19 for Church funds. Thanks to everyone who contributed in any way.

Art Show & Sale: Saturday,Sunday and Monday of this Bank Holiday weekend, the local Art Group will be having their Show and Sale in the Memorial Hall, 10am-4pm. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available and there will be a raffle in aid of the New Pavilion Fund. For further information contact Eric Butler on 01424 814869l.

Auction of Promises: The Robin Hood Bonfire Society is holding its Auction of Promises on Bank Holiday Monday (August 25) starting at 1.30pm in the Robin Hood garden. There will be lots of lots, so come along and grab a bargain. This is the Society’s main fundraising event. All the proceeds go towards the fireworks on Bonfire Night. If anyone has a service which they would like to pledge, an item to auction or a raffle prize just contact Sue on 01424 814277.

Live Music: Sunday August 24 in the Queen’s Head, 4-6pm, Engine, Clutch and Gearbox do Top Gear.

1066 disgrace: August Bank Holiday weekend will bring many walkers to the 1066 footpath. Unfortunately its condition in parts of this village is deplorable. The path between the derelict World War Two hut and the old Vicarage is almost impassable and the path behind the school and neighbouring houses needs a good tidying up.

Recycling; Monday August 25, brown wheelie bins. Thursday 28, black wheelie bins.

Bank Holiday Shop Opening: Icklesham Village Stores - Saturday 8.30am-3pm, Sunday 9am-12.30pm, Monday 9am-12.30pm. The Farm Shop and Café - Saturday 9.30am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm, Monday 10am-4pm.

Scarecrow competition: Make a scarecrow! Either a superhero or a villain (famous or invented). Your scarecrow has to be displayed to the public for two weeks August 30 to September 14. Get an entry form for free from Icklesham shop. You get an entry number. This is a must because there will be a vote with cash prizes - £10 for the best superhero and £10 for the best villain. Voting forms are available from the shop, where you also hand them back when completed. In order to keep this fair, judging forms will cost £1 each. This will go to the New Pavilion Fund. Votes in by 12.30pm on Sunday September 7. Winners will be on the noticeboard the next day. That famous superhero, The Velvet Hammock, wishes you luck

Quiz season: The dates for 2014 are September 13, October 25, November 15, December 6 and next year are January 11, February 7, March 14 and April 18. To enter your team, contact Stuart Baker on gdadstu@hotlist.co.uk.

Laurie Bowman

Magpies, Oast House Field