Firstly, apologies to all who had an event over the last couple of weeks for although the village voice write ups were supplied to the Battle Observer in the change over in their format both were overlooked for publication. Hopefully this will not happen this week so here goes .

This evening Friday October 19, there is to be a quiz in the village hall and there may still be space available should you wish to go along and take part then please contact Ralph Dellow on 870223

These are usually entertaining evenings for friends and family to get together. The cost is £6 per person which will include a hot supper. All profits will go towards the Friendship club which supports older residents within the village.

This Saturday October 20 there will be a fantastic Indoor Boot Fayre at Sedlescombe Village Hall. This will take place from 2-4pm. The doors open at 2pm and there is a 50p entrance fee. There are still a few stalls available and if anyone is interested in having a stall they are £10 per table provided in the hall on the day. There are refreshments provided and all are welcome. Please contact Karen Dann if you wish to reserve a table or for any further information on 01424 883550. The proceeds of this Boot Fayre will go towards Jellybeans Toddler group that is held within the Village every Tuesday Morning.

Jellybeans Toddler Group is a local group that is run within the Village of Sedlescombe. This is a mother and toddler group that is held every Tuesday morning from 10 am till 12noon. We have fantastic crafts that are held on the day. We also have beautiful wooden toys for the children to play with, dress up and ride on toys within the hall. This is a very friendly group that is run by volunteering mothers. We have refreshments available for the mothers and healthly snacks for the children. We end our sessions with singing which the children really enjoy. If you are in the village or on the outskirts come along and join our friendly group and make new friends/ both mother and child. We charge £2.50 per child and adult and 50p for each child thereafter. During Halloween and Christmas we hold lots of events for the children to enjoy.

On Saturday October 27, the Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust will be holding their annual jumble sale at Sedlescombe village hall from 2pm. They are appealing for all your unwanted items, clothes, books, bric a brac, anything that could be sold to help the Heritage Trust. Please donate your goods on the morning of the sale at the village hall, please not before as there are no storage facilities available or if you should require collection prior to the event please contact 01424 870722

After a very long period of stability on Sedlescombe Parish Council with little change in membership, four parish councillors have resigned this year. The Sedlescombe is grateful for the valuable contribution of these people to the life of our Village. As everywhere, there are some interesting challenges to face around the corner and decisions will need to be made that will affect Sedlescombe for years to come. Sedlescombe is hopeful that people will come forward willing to devote a few hours each week to the work of the Parish Council. Applicants to fill the current vacancy should send the completed form which can be found on the website together with an A4 description of themselves and why they believe they would make a good councillor to the Parish Clerk at Woodland Cottage, Chapel Hill, Sedlescombe or by e-mail to Applications should arrive no later than 5pm on Friday 26 October.

The AGM of the Sedlescombe Societies’ Association will take place on Friday 2nd November at 7.30m in Committee room 2 at the village hall.

Village groups and organisations which are in need of modest funds are invited to apply for a share of the limited profits raised this year due to the cancellation of the village in July. If you are such a group please send your request in writing to the Secretary, Asselton House, The Green, Sedlescombe TN33 0QA for consideration at the above AGM date.

Please also consider whether you would like there to be a village fayre on 27th July 2013 and could get involved to make it happen. A new secretary is required for the committee to continue, along with other new members. Please think about whether you could bring your skills to the Association for the benefit of the village.

Ewhurst, Sedlescombe and Staplecross Branch of the conservatives invite you to an Italian Lunch at

the Brickwall Hotel, Sedlescombe on Friday 9 November at 12.30 fo 1pm. Guest speaker Katy Boyle, Conservative candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner will be speaking and answering questions. if you are interested in attending the price is £18.50 and you should contact Patricia Walker on 01580 830764 or email

If you have an event coming up in the local area or would like to have a small piece, outlining your club or organisation aims, activities, membership etc. then please contact me by email to or by calling 870344. Please allow a couple of weeks notice before an event to allow for full coverage

Judy Torrance, Asselton House