Marion Lovell, Abingworth, New England Lane, Playden

All still very quiet on the Iden Front.

The Pop-in Coffee Morning will be open again from 11 am until 1.30 pm on Monday. I really want to call it the Pop-INN . This coincides with the visit of the Mobile Library from 12.05 until 12.45 pm. This is an brilliant opportunity to change books and CDs, meet friends and enjoy a relaxing break with a cup of excellent coffee.

Iden Parish Council has the next meeting scheduled for Tuesday 3rd September in the village hall at 7.30 pm. There is always a Public Session for you to raise matters of concern and put questions to the RDC and ESCC representatives who are usually present.

It is hoped that the up-dated Village Plan will be available which will chart the Council’s objectives for the coming months based on feedback received from residents. There will also be a review of achievements to date since the Plan was first drafted in 2010. This planning process is important as it highlights priorities and enables the council to budget accordingly and monitor progress.

There will be a meeting at Rye Community Primary School on Wednesday 11th September at 6.30 pm arranged by the Rye Medical Centre and Ferry Road Patient Participation Groups with speakers Dr. Roger Elias, Chairman of Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group; Dr. Ben Chishick, Senior Partner, Rye Medical Centre; Mrs. Sally Compton, Rye, Winchelsea and District m

Memorial Hospital; and Mrs. Jacky Dudfield, representing H2H - (Here to Help.)

White Cottage, Rectory Lane, Playden will have an Open House on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September, when Richard Adams and Jane Beecham will be delighted to show you this year’s works. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase directly from the artists.

The house will be open from 11 am until 5 pm each day. To contact them for any further information, please phone 01797 22 55 89.

The 9.30 service on Sunday, 14th after Trinity, will be a Family Service followed by coffee. It will be led by the Vicar, Rev. Teresa Munro.