Icklesham news
Icklesham news

GREETINGS: Has it been a good week for you? Do hope so. Mine has been somewhat hectic but good fun - just the way I like it, with lots of variety. There is still a little time to plan something exciting for Father’s Day on Sunday.

CHURCH NEWS: The service at 9.30 am on Sunday will be Parish Eucharist for the fourth Sunday after Trinity, led by Rev. Malcolm Jones.There are one or two anniversaries this week, beginning with Prince William’s birthday on 21sr June. He was born in 1982. Then there is St. Alban, the first martyr of Britain in 250. Then there is Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely 678 and the birth of John the Baptist on Friday 24th.

CHURCH MARKET: This month’s Church Market is TOMORROW! , 18th June from 11 am to 2 pm, although if you are planning on having some lunch there, you need to go quite early. The food is so delicious, it sells out!! The Memorial Hall will no doubt be humming with merry conversation and the clatter of cutlery. Coffee will be served at the beginning and after lunch if you wish, and there will also be cakes, jam, chutney, marmalade, and produce to tempt you, plus paper back books and some good-as-new items. There MIGHT be some plants, but donations are needed as they sold out last month.

WEATHER: Mixed. An Atlantic low is hoving into view, with a forecast of showers and some bright periods. What else could we expect really ?! After all, next week is the Summer Solstice and Midsummer Day next Friday. My Father used to call it “Flaming June.” Depending on the circumstances of the weather and your tone of voice, that can mean two opposite things!!

FIVE VILLAGES: On Saturday 25th June, the Friends of the Mini Bus Fund are holding a bric-a-brac Sale from 10am to 12 noon. There will be coffee, tea and biscuits and some of Derrick Baker’s lovely cooking for sale. Save me an Eccles cake please Derrick !!

QUEEN’S HEAD: The live music on Sunday will be played form 4 - 6 pm by Local Heroes, playing totp, which I assume means “top of the pops.”

A NOTE FROM STUART: Dear people of Icklesham, We have two excellent opportunities to promote what we in Icklesham have to offer. We can also promote The New Pavilion Project and our forth-coming Fete & Flower Show --all FREE ADVERTISING. On Saturday 25th June Icklesham School have their Summer Fayre at the school. We have a table booked courtesy of the PTA. People are needed to man our stall, hand out fliers, promote the Pavilion Lottery and make people aware of the Fete and Flower Show. On Sunday 26th June from 11 am until 3 pm at the Tilling Green Community Centre in Rye, we have a second opportunity to promote our Village and all the previously mentioned events. Again, help is needed to take a table. If all the clubs and societies can work together on these two days, it would do Icklesham a lot of good. It would mean that each of the clubs / societies should put together a flier advertising what days you meet, times is there a cost etc. etc.

SCHOOL NEWS: The pool has been much used in the warm weather. It is important in this area that children learn to be water safe. Caterpillars have been very excited to explore their newly refurbished classroom. It has new flooring, is newly painted, new smart screen and new furniture. There is also a new mud kitchen in the outdoor classroom. The new reception children joined Caterpillar class for a picnic at school, where the children had made jam tarts to welcome them. The two Year 5 Businesses will be hoping to make their first profit by running their own stall at the Summer Fayre on 25th June 11 - 2.30 pm. Dragonflies and Bees had a wonderful day on their trip to Hastings Pier. There were many and varied activities and the report by Dylan Blackwell summed it all up very well indeed. The Head Teacher’s awards this week go to Caterpillars, Woody; Spiders, Alisha; Dragonflies, Billy and Bees, Alfie, Lilli, Amelie,and Leon. The Class awards go to :Caterpillars, Oscar and Holly; Spiders, Will and Grace; dragonflies, Amy and Siena.

CONTACT: Do please let me know of any events coming up or reports. See you at the Market.

AND FINALLY: There are so many events happening in this summer weather, you are sure to find something to interest you. Whatever it is, enjoy.

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