ROCTOBER: Tickets are still on sale for the Oliver Curd Trust’s Roctober event, which will take place this Saturday October 4 at the Milligans Theatre, Rye College. There will be live music from The Rockitmen and guests, tickets cost £10 and are available from Grammar School Records, High Street, Rye and the Tourist Information Centre, Lion Street, Rye or Sarah Curd. The event runs from 8.30pm until late.

FILM NIGHT: Saturday October 11 - ‘Philomena’ starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan - 4 Academy Award nominations based on a true story. Tickets are £5 to include either a glass of wine or soft drink, doors open 6:45pm Film starts 7:30pm. Please support this event as at least 25 tickets will need to be sold in order to cover the cost of the copyright fee for the right to show the film. If an insufficient number of tickets are sold by Thursday October 9 then regrettably the show will be have to be cancelled and money will be refunded to anyone who has purchased a ticket prior to to this date. Please phone Hilary 01797 230205 or Jenny 01797 230324 to book tickets. Thank you.

FITNESS CLASSES: Numbers are down for Tina’s Over-50s Fitness Class from 2 – 3 on Tuesdays. This was very popular when it started last year. Why not pop into the hall on Tuesday and see what it’s all about. Exercises are graded so that you can do as much or as little as you choose – and there is no age limit.

FLOWER ARRANGING: There will be a Flower Arranging session on Wednesday October 8 10am – 12 noon at the hall, this time the subject is Autumn Leaves and Fruits.

SCHOOL OPEN DAYS : Is your child starting school in September 2015? You will soon be asked to choose the primary school your child will attend. Come and look around our school at our Open Days October 23 and 24 from 9am to 11am, or viewing available by appointment on 01797 230325.

PEASMARSH BROWNIES: The Brownies are still seeking another “owl”. If you would think you could help, please contact Diane Nunn on 07981 975377 or

BINGO : Despite interest in regular Bingo sessions in the hall in answer to all previous questionnaires, there was a woefully small turnout on Monday 29. We need more people to come and enjoy a light-hearted couple of hours on a Monday afternoon with Trevor’s adept “calling”, sound effects from Pauline, a raffle organised by Marie in aid of the hall, and tea and biscuits. The next 2 dates are October 13 and 27.

HALL SALES: There are two big sales in the hall this month - a Flea Market and sale of Collectables on the morning of Sunday October 19, and a Grand Jumble Sale on Saturday October 25. Please could any donations of Jumble be delivered to the hall between 6 & 8pm on Friday 24, thank you.

PEASMARSH CHRISTMAS SANTA: If you would like your child / children to receive a door knock and gift from Santa and his elves this year all you need to do is wrap a small present with your child’s name on and bring it to Kelly Cosens at 14 The Old Hop Gardens with a £5.00 donation per family. All money raised will be going to three very deserving charities. What a lovely idea, well done to all organising this and giving up their Christmas morning to make it magical for our little ones.

CHURCH SERVICES: This Sunday the 10am service will be at Peasmarsh church with the 8am service at Beckley as usual. There will be a Harvest Festival celebration in Beckley Church followed by refreshments at 6pm on Sunday October 12.

Mary Hitchins

2 The Old Hop Gardens