Peasmarsh Village Voice

n There is a Valentine’s Disco tonight (Friday) at the Memorial Hall for under 14’s from 7 - 9pm.

Entry will be £1.50 per child which includes a drink and crisps and sweets, other refreshments will be available; there will be special games and dances held during the evening for the chance to win a prize!

There are two events at the hall on March 3 - during the day there will be a jumble sale - please let me know if you have any jumble you would like collected, or it can be dropped off at the Hall from 9am on the day; the jumble sale will be open from 1 - 3pm.

In the evening there will be a Quiz - usual time, 7.30pm, £5.50 entrance which includes a ploughman’s supper, may the best team win (as long as it’s mine)

There will be prizes for the winners and booby prizes for the team who comes last!

n A new venture starting at the Memorial hall soon - 60 plus Sing for Fun will be starting Tuesday 6th March 2pm to 3.30pm; everyone welcome. (The hall does have wheelchair access). Just turn up or phone Yvonne on 01797 230693 for further details.

We have such a lot going on the hall hall now - Pilates starting soon - ring Sarah on 07769651899 for more information; Zumba - ring Julie on 07794838113 for information, all the usual clubs going strong - Brownies, Guides, dog training - think how much better these will all be in a refurbished hall!

Please help us achieve this goal by supporting all these clubs, and all the fundraising events, it will benefit all of us.

Another great evening with excellent local band Stranded at the Cock Inn last Saturday. Stranded comprise guitar and vocals Nigel Polley, lead guitar Tim Rook, bass and backing vocals Darren Pooley and drums Richard Seymour. They have a lot of local gigs coming up, check them out on Facebook; I will let you know when they are back in Peasmarsh!

n A small group of interested residents braved the bitter weather last Friday to discuss plans for the Jubilee celebrations.

A number of exciting ideas have been put forward. Now we need to make decisions and start serious planning.

It is proposed that we hold a major event at the Recreation Ground on Saturday June 2.

During the afternoon there would be a band, stalls and sideshows, and other ideas put forward include a children’s fancy dress parade, sports, a tea party for the children with a bouncy castle, a dog show and/or display, a skateboard display, a raffle, and varied refreshments, BBQ and a licensed bar.

In the evening perhaps another music group and disco with the bar and BBQ continuing.

It is hoped that more village groups will come forward with activities they would like to promote.

While it is hoped that funds will be raised, initially for the Oliver Curd Trust and the Hall Refurbishment project, the principal aim of this exercise will be to get the village together to have a good time without having to spend much money, and to give the children an experience they will remember and treasure.

Other potential ideas for activities, either on the Saturday, or on the following 3 days of the holiday are: Sunday: a special church service/church parade. Open Gardens. Monday: not a lot as people will probably want to stay at home and watch the television.

There is a Tea Party planned at the Horse and Cart. A treasure hunt round the village (for families). Or a paper chase. Tuesday: Some sort of “Fun” match at the Rec ground. Bowls ? Cricket? Stoolball? Dodgeball ? Tug’o’War ?

In addition to these proposed activities souvenirs of the occasion will be given to the children. There are plans to hold a photographic competition. A possible award for the best-kept garden?

Please let Mary or Jenny know of any way in which you would like to be involved. We shall need a lot of “Help!”

n Peasmarsh Flying Start baby and toddler group is held at the Peasmarsh Memorial Hall every Thursday morning (during term time) from 9.30am-11.30am and costs £2 per family.

They have visits from the Toy Library and Fun Van, Cooking sessions, Mini Maker sessions, Nifty Nipper sessions and Active Play and Messy Play sessions - something for everyone there! The Toy Library also visits once a month.

n Services this Sunday at Peasmarsh will be Holy Eucharist at 10amand Evensong at 3pm, the 8am service is at Beckley.

Mary Hitchins

2 The Old Hop Gardens