TAKE IT HOME: I went on a lovely walk with my dogs the other day, the sun was shining for once and it really felt like spring was in the air. However I counted no less than 8 bags of dog mess that had just been left by the side of the path - what is the point of picking up and bagging it if you just leave it there? Please do the right thing and take it home with you!

FILM NIGHT: Paddington will be the next film shown at the hall, Saturday April 18 at 7.30pm.

ELECTION DAY: Make sure you are registered to vote at the General Election on May 7 - call 01424 787825 or register online at

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.

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 .

PEASMARSH FLOWER FESTIVAL: This Annual Flower Festival will take place over the weekend of May 23 - 25 at Peasmarsh church. If you would like to help with arranging flowers, refreshments, plant stall or raffle please contact Deirdre Bull on 01797 230208 or 07826 723409 or email - you don’t have to be a member of the church to go along and help. The church always looks lovely for the Flower Festival, if you’ve never been along to one I really recommend it!

MUSIC AT PEASMARSH: The Friends of Peasmarsh Parish Church are proud to announce that the Volta Quartet will be giving a Recital at the church on Monday May 4 at 6.30pm. This will be followed by the traditional Candlelit Supper in the church. Brochures and booking forms can be obtained from the church or from J. Als on 01797 230324 or A. Dent on 01797 230050 .

Peasmarsh and District Ladies Choir are performing a concert of varied music at Peasmarsh church on Saturday May 23 at 6.30pm during the weekend of the Flower Festival. Refreshments will be served; there will be a retiring collection. Booking will also be open soon for the Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival which will run from June 25 - June 28; brochures in Peasmarsh church.

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

The Rev’d. Jon Burgess is to be licensed as Curate in Charge of Beckley and Peasmarsh on Thursday April 16 at 7pm in All Saints church, Beckley, all welcome.

Mary Hitchins

2 The Old Hop Gardens