The Junior badminton clubs are taking a break for the summer but the adult club will met at 8pm in the Pretious Sports Hall this evening. I understand there will be some Play and Pay sessions organised by Pretious over the next few weeks – news to follow!

The Over 60s meet on Tuesday at 2pm in the Village Hall, and Coffee Stop offers a friendly chat over the cup that cheers every Wednesday in the Church Centre 10-12 – all very welcome.

I see that we now have Judo in the Village Hall on a Wednesday evening – a good addition to the sporting opportunities in the village. I dropped in on the Karate Club the other week, and was very impressed and quite tempted - until I remembered all the bits of me that don’t work!

Northiam Seniors’ Club meets in the Village Hall and this week’s entertainment will be provided by Tracy Barnett.

Northiam Chamber Orchestra practices in the Village Hall each Thursday at 7.30pm. If there are any musicians who would like to join – they would like to meet you!

They are a friendly, enthusiastic community orchestra playing a wide range of music from classical to modern and support a number of community events each year. Most notably, they will provide the music at the WW1 commemoration concert on August 2nd this year.

New members, of any age, instrument or ability who are enthusiastic about music would be very welcome. Call Peter Fields on: 07792329145 to find out more.

Coming up – The School Summer Fayre will be on July 19th.

The next Bonfire event is the Open Gardens, which will be held on Sunday 20th July. Six private gardens within a gentle walk of the village (surgery) car park will be opening between 11am and 5pm. It’s always a treat to see what other gardeners have done, and perhaps be inspired to try something new. Whatever, it will be a most enjoyable day, with the option of teas in the garden behind the Church Centre. Let’s hope for another scorcher!

The Village Remembrance Exhibition will be held on Saturday 2nd August and Sunday 3rd August in the village hall – 10am to 4pm both days.

On the evening of Saturday 2nd August the village will be holding a Commemorative Remembrance Concert in the village hall, an opportunity to come together to respect and remember those who fought for their country. The evening has a full and varied programme and will include the reading of contemporaneous poems and letters, and the singing of songs from the period.

Services (6th): 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Holy Communion

Karen Ayling

The White House, Dixter Road