• Following the recent spate of burglaries in the village Rye Police will be in Jempsons on Friday April 12 to give crime prevention advice and discuss any concerns of residents. Three officers will be available to talk to from 10am to 3pm in the foyer area of the store.

• Ray Harrington-Lowe has asked me to pass on his sincere thanks to everyone in Peasmarsh who has shown concern for his wife Anne since her recent stroke. He would like you all to know how much he appreciates your well wishes. I’m sure we all wish Anne a full and hopefully speedy recovery.

• As a member of the Memorial Hall management committee I was lucky enough to be able to visit the hall on Saturday to have a look at the progress being made there. I was so impressed by how it is looking; it feels so much more spacious and airy, I can’t wait until it is finished!

• The Rye and District Association of the National Trust has asked me to include the following: Our last Talk of the season this month is Tales of Beatrix Potter with Heather Woodward. This will be held at Beckley Village Hall on Thursday April 18 commencing at 2.30 pm.

There is an entrance fee of £2.00 for members and £3.00 for non-member, which includes refreshments after the Talk.

• Ferry Road Health Centre PPG together with Rye Medical Centre PPG are running an event on Wednesday April 24 at 6pm for 6.30pm. The subjects are Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Bowel Screening Programme. This will be held at Rye Primary School (car parking off Love Lane). All are welcome and refreshments provided.

• The service this Sunday at Peasmarsh will be Holy Eucharist at 3pm.

Mary Hitchins, 2 The Old Hop Gardens