RECREATION GROUND: A big thank you from the Recreation Ground Committee to Amanda at the Cock Inn and her “Regulars” for the £200 raised at their recent Race Night. Thanks also to the generous Peasmarsh residents who have responded to February’s appeal for support for the Playspace project. The interim repair work is now going ahead, but we still need to build the fund (and a bigger livelier committee) to plan long term refurbishment for the area. It’s not too late to contribute. Please make cheques out to the Peasmarsh Recreation Ground Committee and send or deliver them to Mrs J Als at Millwood, Mackerel Hill, Peasmarsh TN31 6TB, or Mrs L Hollman at Sunrise, Barnets Hill, Peasmarsh TN31 6YJ.

YOGA CLASSES: Yoga Classes have now started at the hall with Laura Leslie from Always Yoga. All abilities welcome. Classes on Tuesday evenings at 7pm and on Wednesdays at 9.30am, £7.00. Concessions available. Contact: Laura 01797 227564 07580984539

BINGO: This Saturday (March 28) don’t miss a fun evening of Bingo in aid of Flying Start Pre School! Entrance fee of £5 per adult (this evening is not suitable for children) includes your first game and a glass of wine, doors open 7pm, eyes down at 7.30pm. Please go along and support your local outstanding Pre School!

PEASMARSH BROWNIES AND GUIDES: On Sunday March 8 Peasmarsh Guides and Brownies held a ‘Danceathon’ in aid of Comic Relief in the Memorial Hall. With visiting Brownies and Guides from the rest of our District and non-stop music from 12noon until 6pm. it meant that there was always someone dancing, with some of our girls doing the whole six hours! We hope that we weren’t too noisy for the neighbours - but we had lots of fun and have so far collected over £300 of sponsorship money for Comic Relief.

DOCTORS SURGERIES: The dates for surgeries in April are Tuesdays 14 and 28, 11.30 am for booked appointments only - please book your appointment with Rye Medical Centre.

FILM NIGHT: The next Film Night at the hall will be on Saturday April 18, the film shown will be Paddington, cert PG. Please contact Hilary on 230205 to book tickets in advance.

ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR : There will be an Arts and Crafts Fair at the hall on April 19 - tables cost £10 and can be booked by contacting David on 230205 or email .

GENERAL ELECTION: Are you registered to vote on May 7? It’s not too late to register, or to apply for a postal vote. Go to the Rother website .

CONCERT: On Bank Holiday Monday May 4 there will be a Chamber Music Concert from the Volta Quartet followed by a candlelit buffet supper in the church.

CHURCH SERVICES: This Sunday (Palm Sunday) both the 8am and 10am services will be at Beckley church. Easter services at Peasmarsh Church will be on Good Friday at 12 noon and on Easter Sunday (Family Communion) at 10am. There will be services at Beckley Church on Maundy Thursday – Holy Communion 7pm, and Easter Saturday – the Easter Vigil, at 8pm.

Mary Hitchins

2 The Old Hop Gardens