Playden village voice

Has anyone seen or heard a May Bug this year? Have realised that they are not about. It must be the cold weather causing lack of maturity, as it is also causing lack of germination of seeds.

Playden is “resting” after the Weekend efforts and gathering momentum for the Jubilee celebrations.

There will be a report on the Catwalk Connections next week.

The Mobile Library will be at Poppyfield on Monday from 11.30 to 11.50.

The Rye and District Association of the National Trust has a walk planned for Tuesday 29th May. Meet at Rye Station at 10.30 for a flat walk of about 8 miles along the Military Canal to Appledore. Return to Rye by train. Please note that there is no half-way option. If you wish to take part in this walk please confirm at least 24 hours before by email: or phone 01797 260 637.

Children are invited to learn more about bird watching at Rye Harbour. If you meet at Rye Harbour car park at 2pm, you can observe the breeding birds on the Ternery Pool. The walk is about 2 miles and is suitable for accompanied children aged 6 to 14. Booking is essential on 01797 22 77 84 and costs £2 per child.

The mid-week services are at 9.30am for Morning Prayer and 3.30pm for Evening Prayer on Tuesday.

Next Sunday used to be called Whit Sunday. Nowadays it is called Pentecost. The service is at 11am and will be led by the Vicar.

Marion Lovell, Abingworth, New England Lane