Mary Hitchins, 2 The Old Hop Gardens

We’ve got the key! The Memorial Hall Management Committee took possession of the newly rebuilt hall on Friday, August 30 2013. Before long you will all have a chance to visit and explore this wonderful community building, built for 21st century Peasmarshians. There is still work to be done so that it runs smoothly for those who wish to use it so please be patient.The first quiz will be on Saturday, September 7 at 7.30pm. As usual the £5.50 charge will include a ploughman’s supper, and there will be a raffle. Bring your own drinks. Don’t miss the opportunity to have a good look at the newly refurbished hall and have a fun evening! The Committee and the Parish Council plan a formal opening on Saturday October 12. Meanwhile you can make your enquiries or bookings on the website or contact the caretaker, Jackie Brooks on or 222654 (evenings only please.)

The Parish Council meeting on Sept 3 will have been held at the hall, and the Brownies will be starting on Monday 9. Sing for fun’ will start on Wednesday September 18 at the hall, in the back room, 2 -3pm. All ages, singers and non singers are very welcome! Come along and have some fun with Yvonne - phone 01797 230693 for more information.

Volunteers for the new “speedwatch” project will shortly be going for training in the use of speed cameras. This is yet another step in efforts to reduce speeding through the village, and the parish council is awaiting quotes from the Highways department for other traffic calming measures at the east end of the village.

The new bench at the top of Flackley Ash hill is proving popular, and before long we hope there will be another one by the bus stop outside the hall.

After an unfortunate delay the new kickabout goal should be up at the recreation ground this week. It is a shame that it didn’t arrive in time for the summer holidays but there should still be plenty of chances to enjoy it.

The service at Peasmarsh church this Sunday will be Holy Eucharist at 3pm. Also volunteers are needed for the churchyard clearance party at 2pm, tea and cakes provided!