Peasmarsh village voice

By now you should have all received this month’s copy of the Peasmarsh Periodical which has your invitation to the Peasmarsh Jubilee Celebrations! Please remember to fill in and return the slip by May 25. There is going to be so much going on over the Jubilee weekend - the big celebration on the Recreation Ground field on the Saturday which will be opened by Baroness Stedman-Scott, the distribution of souvenir coins to the young people of the village, a fancy dress competition, Fun Dog Show, Sussex Brass will be playing, there will be dance/majorette exhibitions, Morris dancers and even dancing dogs! There will also be stalls and refreshments including a bar in the evening accompanied by local bands and Synergy Disco. I’m sure it will be a day to remember!

On the Monday, June 4, the Horse and Cart will be hosting a Traditional Family Tea Party for the Jubilee from 3-5pm with a nominal charge in aid of The Oliver Curd Trust and the Memorial Hall in their garden (inside if wet!).

This Saturday May 12 there will be a plant sale at the Memorial Hall sponsored by the East Rother Liberal Democrats from 10am-12pm - plants, cakes and refreshments available.

This year’s Flower Festival at Peasmarsh church will take place from May 25 - 27. As the Bank Holiday has been moved to the Jubilee weekend, the church will be open from mid day Friday to Sunday instead of Saturday to Monday. All village groups are asked to get involved and help to make the church even more beautiful and to raise money towards its repair and maintenance.

A reminder about the Rye Race which takes place on Sunday May 27 - if you can help please contact Martin and Cathy Burke on 230009 or David and Hilary on 230205.

News from Flying Start Pre-School -Despite the atrocious weather the children have been very busy enjoying planting our garden. Lets hope that the sun will soon start to shine and the vegetables will start to grow. The “Outstanding” pre-school runs from a purpose built building at Peasmarsh School, term time only from 9-00 til 3.30. Limited spaces are available. If you would like to speak to anyone regarding the pre-school or would like to visit please ring 01797 230325 and choose option 3. Peasmarsh Flying Start baby and toddler group is held at the Peasmarsh Memorial Hall every Thursday morning (duringterm time) from 9.30am-11.30am and costs £2 per family.

Also don’t forget the new group that has just started at the hall for children aged 6 to 11 - Movers and Groovers! This group runs on Thursdays 4-5pm, £2.50 per child, contact

The service at Peasmarsh church this Sunday will be Holy Eucharist at 3.30pm.

Mary Hitchins, 2 The Old Hop Gardens