CONTACT DETAILS: If you would like to contact me about putting something in Village Voice you can drop a note through my door, ring me on 230665 or email .

DOG WASTE BINS: Please remember that we do have 2 dog waste bins in our village, one at the beginning of The Maltings and one in Main Street; no excuse to not pick up your dog’s waste and dispose of it correctly!

RECREATION GROUND SURVEY : There have been a few generous responses to the Playspace Survey, but not as many as the committee had hoped. Thanks to the Cock Inn and Sing for Fun who have both offered to run fund-raising events, and to those of you who have responded personally. To those who meant to reply, but haven’t got round to it, please pop your form into the letterbox at the hall. Time is running out !

COMPUTER TRAINING: Thanks to RVA for a really helpful training on using your tablet/android/PC.etc. Those who attended all hope to return for the second session, which, sadly, will be over by the time this goes to press. However more sessions are planned for the future, so keep an eye on the Hall website and Village Voice for the dates.

JUMBLE SALE : If you are planning to bring jumble for the sale on March 7 please bring it to the hall between 6 and 7 pm on Friday March 6, thank you.

PEASMARSH CALENDAR COMPETITION: As part of their fundraising efforts the Memorial hall Committee and Peasmarsh Primary School are running a photographic competition to find photographs for a 2016 Peasmarsh Calendar. The competition will run from February 1 until September 11 and the winners will be announced in the October edition of the Peasmarsh Periodical. The competition is open to anyone and is free to enter, full details and entry form plus terms and conditions can be found at .

LINDY HOP CLASSES: Not many Lindy Hop classes left now, they will be held every Tuesday until March 10, 7-9pm. Classes are suitable for beginners and cost £5 including tea and cake - for more information contact Leah on 01797 226041.

BALBOA DANCE WORKSHOP: On Sunday March 1 there will be a Balboa Dance Workshop at the Memorial hall from 2 - 5pm. The workshop is designed to suit all levels, everyone welcome! To book a place please contact Leah on 01797 226041; the workshop costs £15 and is to raise funds for the Oliver Curd Trust.

PEASMARSH PARISH COUNCIL : May is rapidly approaching, and several members of our present parish council will be standing down. If you think this might be for you you can find out more about what is involved and how to go about it by visiting the Local Government Association website “Beacouncillor” or just contact Barbara Balkham, Peasmarsh Parish Clerk at or call 01424 752698.

PEASMARSH MEMORIAL HALL: Please keep an eye on the Memorial hall’s website - for all details of upcoming and regular events that take place at the hall. We also have a Facebook page for the hall - if you are on Facebook give the page a ‘like’ and then you will receive updates.

EASTER LILIES: You are invited to buy an Easter Lily in remembrance of a loved one - these will be arranged in Peasmarsh church for Easter and names will be read out during the service, to which everyone is welcome. Mrs Sue Cavilla at Whitebrooks, School Lane, has agreed to collect the names and £3 (which is the cost of each lily). Closing date for orders is March 22.

CHURCH SERVICES : This Sunday February 22 both the 8am and 10am services will be at Beckley church.

Mary Hitchins

2 The Old Hop Gardens