Peasmarsh village voice

A big thank you to all who supported the two events at the Memorial hall last Saturday. Both the jumble sale in the afternoon and the Quiz in the evening had a good turn out despite the vile weather!

I would also like to thank the volunteers who organised, ran and cleared up the jumble sale - no mean feat, I assure you, and as usual all the helpers, food providers, table folders and floor sweepers who make the Quiz such a success - again special thanks to Gina and Damien our Quizmasters! The two events managed to raise over £500 towards our hall project - result, as they say!

Peasmarsh Parish Council has called a public meeting on Thursday, March 15 at 7.30pm for any residents who would like to come and discuss the Planning Application RR/2012/374/P for the erection of a 3-bedroom dwelling on the land adjoining Dilrio, in Malthouse Lane. Our District Councillor, Cllr Ian Jenkins will be in attendance to offer advice. Please note that this meeting will be at the Pavilion at the Maltings, as the Memorial Hall is already booked for another activity. You can see this application on the Rother District Council website. (

The Jubilee Committee is looking for more volunteers in the “under 50” age group. If we are to offer residents (and particularly the children) a memorable afternoon on Saturday June 2 we need a number of able-bodied helpers. It doesn’t matter if you find it difficult to get to meetings. If you can help on the day, or have helpful suggestions, please get in touch with Jenny Als (230324) or Mary Hitchins (230665)

The new 60+ Sing for Fun started on Tuesday March 6, I hope everyone who went along had a lot of fun! The session runs from 2pm to 3.30pm each Tuesday; all over 60s welcome, just turn up or phone Yvonne on 01797 230693 for further details.

Pilates classes have just started at the hall on Friday mornings, please ring Sarah on 07769651899 for bookings and more information; and we have Zumba on a Thursday evening - ring Julie on 07794838113 for information.

Peasmarsh Village Society’s next meeting will be on March 12 at the Horse and Cart, all welcome, 7.30pm.

The weekend of March 24/25 will be busy at the Recreation Ground as a working party is hoping to tackle a variety of jobs at the pavilion - if you can spare a couple of hours to help please contact Julie on 078385 88873 after 6pm.

On Sunday April 22 there is going to be a Diamond Jubilee Year Archive Exhibition at the Memorial hall. In addition to the usual display of collections in the Peasmarsh archive and tithe map and census research a special exhibit of the people of Peasmarsh is planned giving visitors the opportunity to identify individuals in the old photographs. Visitors are invited to bring along their memorabilia of the Coronation. Entrance to the exhibition will be free and refreshments will be available all day.

We still need marshalls for the Road Race in May - if you think you might be able to help then please get in touch with Martin or Cathy Burke - 01797 230999, or Hilary or David on 01797230205. The race takes place on May 27 and is to raise funds for the hall so please try and help out if you can.

The Rye and District Association of the National Trust have a couple of events in March - the talk this month is ‘My childhood in Holland under German Occupation’ presented by Bill van Draat at Beckley village hall on Thursday March 15. The talk commences at 2.30pm; the entrance fee of £2 (members) and £3 (non members) includes refreshments after the talk.

The walk organised by the Association will be on Tuesday March 22 starting at 10.30am at the New Inn Winchelsea and will be a circular 3.5 or 7 mile walk with lunch in Rye. If you wish to take part in the walk please confirm at least 24hrs before by email: or phone: 01797 260637.

The service this Sunday at Peasmarsh church will be Holy Eucharist at 3pm, the 8am and 10am services will be at Beckley.

Mary Hitchins, 2 The Old Hop Gardens.