GREETINGS: After a super, proper summer weather week, we are back to grey again this morning - Monday. I hope that everyone has had a really good week, enjoying the various activities planned for this time of the year. We seem to have come to a lull in the village Fetes around here, so we can draw breath, ready for the next onslaught.

CHURCH SERVICE: The service on Sunday at 10.30 am for the 11th Sunday after Trinity will be Parish Eucharist. This week sees the anniversary of VJ Day on 15th August, celebrating the surrender of Japan in 1945.

VILLAGE SCARECROW COMPETITION: Have you been into Icklesham Stores to help choose the category for the Scarecrow competition? It will be running from 30th August to 3oth September, so they will have to be fairly robust and weather-proof.

WEATHER: That ol’ jet stream is playing up again and having a profound influence on our weather. This is what is causing the cold N.W. winds giving us cool nights, although we have had lovely warm days. It doesn’t seem to bring rain to irrigate the gardens though.

LOTTERY DRAW: Stuart advises that the winners of the prizes in the New Pavilion Lottery Draw, drawn by Marc Baker; 1st. £50 Mrs. Janet Pegg; 2nd. £25 Mags Baker; 3rd. £15 Tony Barber; 4th. £10 Alf Mayne; 5th. £5 Mrs. Ann Rachlin. Congratulations everyone. New members are always welcome - it costs £12 for 12 Monthly draws. Quiz dates are booked for the next 8 months. If you are like me, I lose this sort of information, so I will give them to you in small bites. The next two are on 19th September and 10th October. A Murder Mystery evening is booked for 23rd January.

QUEEN’S HEAD: The live music this coming Sunday will be played by Dead Rabbits, playing rock blues. Remember that food is served 12 noon to 9.30 pm at the week ends. The Queen’s Head has been in the Good Beer Guide for 30 Consecutive Years. There will be a Quiz night on Wednesday 19th August beginning at 8.30 pm, all proceeds for St. Michael’s Hospice.

ROBIN HOOD BONFIRE SOCIETY: There is to be an Auction of Promises on Monday 31st August at 1.30 pm with all proceeds going to local Good Causes. If you can offer anything to be auctioned, please do contact them on robinhoodbonfiresociety@gmail.com to talk about it.

ORGAN CONCERT: The next concert at All saints Church, Hastings will be at 7.30 pm on Monday 17th August, when the performer will be Simon Bell He will play music by Guilmant, Bach, Mendelssohn, Elgar and Widor. Refreshments are available and tickets are £8 at the door.

CONTACT: Please keep information about events, news, reports and forthcoming jollifications coming in, if you would like publicity in the Village Voice. I will be very happy to spread the word for you.

AND FINALLY: If you are going away on holiday, I hope you have a really lovely time. If not, enjoy the country and seaside around here. It is such a lovely area where we live, and lots of people choose to come here for their holidays

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