A date for your diary. From June 7 - 14 is Cherish the Churchyard Week. Hopefully teas will be served in St Nicholas churchyard on both Saturdays.

Sandhurst Baptist Church Purpose Plate Lunch takes place in the church hall on the second Thursday of each month at boon. For more details call 01580 850715. Everyone is welcome.

A piano recital and garden party in aid of the local hospice takes place on Saturday July 26. This will be the sixth performance by Gil Jetley. For further information and advance tickets call Gillian Davis on 01580 850384.

For free, confidential and independent advice visits the Citizens Advice bus that comes to Sandhurst on a Thursday between 1.30pm and 2.30pm and parks on Back Road. To make an appointment call 01892 617256.

The number 5 bus service has been causing problems for some time to the verge on the top green but now Kent County Council will do some work to make sure the bus can turn and not go onto the verge.

The civic amenities refuse lorry will be in the village on Saturday 17th of May at Lomas Lane from 8am -8.25am; Ringle Green 8.30am - 9am; Back Road from 9.05am - 9.35am; Tanyard from 9.40am -10.20am and Sandhurst Close from 10.25am - 11am.

The Sandhurst Annual Parish Meeting takes place on May 20 at 7.30pm in the Old School with annual reports from your parish, borough and county councillors and a lot more. There will be refreshments.

Geoffrey Goodsell

13 Levetts Lane, Bodiam