Christmas Fayre: Tomorrow,Saturday 29, in the Memorial Hall starting at 10am and lasting all morning till 1pm is a lovely seasonal occasion . Santa Claus is there in person for the children and amongst the stalls is one with just toys, Refreshments and a raffle for the grownups!

2015 Village Diary: The Diary Board will be at the Christmas Fayre and it’s there not just to look at, but to start to use. it is a useful space for Icklesham’s clubs and organisations to give details of their 2015 programmes. The 2015 diary will have a permanent home in Icklesham Stores - thanks to Dexter and Karen. The fayre and the diary result from the efforts of the Church’s Social Committee.

Parish Church: Sunday 30 November 10.30 Parish Eucharist in All Saints. It is Advent Sunday - the beginning of the Church’s celebration of Christmas. All Saints and St. Thomas in Winchelsea are a united in a joint Benefice and al 6.00pm there is a United Benefice Advent Carol Service in Winchelsea for both congregations,

The Poppy Fund: The final results for 2014 are Lent Lunch 4 April - £166.00, Smile Boys - the Icklesham Players moving production - £52.00, Poppy Appeal house to house collections in Icklesham and Three Oaks - £789.47, Remembrance Service All Saints 9 November collection £139.58. Total - £1147.05

Silence at School: 11.00 am 11 November Icklesham Church of England School assembled in the playground and observed the Two Minute Silence with dignity and respect.

Craft Fair: A week on Saturday 6 December at 10am in Icklesham Memorial the Christmas Craft Fair will be full of seasonal ideas. There is plenty of free parking on the adjacent Recreation Ground plus a great children’s play area.

Icklesham Trust AGM: A week today Friday 5 December the Trust has its AGM in the Memorial Hall. The Trust manages the Hall and the Pavilion. The Committee consists of representatives of our various clubs and organisations. At 7pm there’s an excellent opportunity to have an informal chat over wine and nibbles before the meeting opens at 7.30pm If you have any issues or would like to get involved this is the time to do so.

Co-op Winchelsea Beach: The Co-op will be closed for refurbishment form 2.00pm on Sunday 30 November until 7.00am Thursday 11 December 2014’

Laurie Bowman

Magpies, Oast House Field