BARBARA POINTER :Many of us were shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden and unexpected death of Barbara Pointer. All the dog owners and dog lovers in Peasmarsh who encountered Barbara, and her mantra “Dogs in Training? Train Owners!” benefited from her firm but effective teaching. A number of the enthusiasts who worked with her agility groups enjoyed the excitement of competing at Crufts where she also acted as a judge. However, many may not be aware of her other generous contributions to village life since she arrived here about 30 years ago. She was one of the first Secretaries of the Friends of Peasmarsh Parish Church, also providing mouth-watering puddings for fund-raising events. For some years she was the Treasurer of the Parochial Church Council. She was also one of the Leaders of ASPPYC (All Saints & St Peter & St Paul Youth Club) which flourished in the late 80s. The “Second” bell in the church was donated by Barbara and Alan in memory of Rebecca, their first daughter, who was killed in a car accident at the age of 6. Our deepest sympathies go to Rosie. Barbara’s funeral will take place at 1.30pm on Tuesday June 9 at Peasmarsh Church.

PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP : The Patient Participation Group of the Ferry Road Health Centre, jointly with the PPG of Rye Medical Centre are holding an evening event on Wednesday, June 10, 6pm for 6.30pm, at Rye Community Primary School, when Jane Cave will be speaking about how to access Hospice services, their Hospice at Home service and their new scheme for Hospice Ambassadors; she will also include the Sara Lee service.

Refreshments will be available and all are welcome. Free car parking at the Love Lane entrance.

ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR : The next Arts and Crafts Fair at the hall will be on Sunday June 21, doors open 10.30am.

CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL : For devotees of the Peasmarsh Chamber Music festival which will take place June 25 – 28 this year, if you haven’t booked your tickets yet, they are selling fast ! Email or call Sue on 01797 253178.

PEASMARSH FILM CLUB : Peasmarsh Film Club will be screening The Good German at 7.30pm on Friday June 19. Please note that only Film Club members can be admitted - for details on membership or to join contact Hilary on 230205. You can become a member on the night for a cost of £20 for the entire season; the next film will be on September 11after the summer break

DOCTOR’S SURGERIES : The doctor’s surgeries for June at the hall will be held on June 9 and 23 at 11.30am, please book your appointment through Rye Medical Centre.

CHURCH SERVICES :There will be a service of Holy Eucharist at Peasmarsh church this Sunday at 10am, the 8am service will be at Beckley.