Judy Torrance, Asselton House

Tonight, Friday November 30, at the village hall the Public Meeting regarding the proposed development of Brede Lane will be held from 7.30 to 9pm. Please note that if you would like to ask a question or speak at the meeting then this must be registered with the Parish clerk prior to the start by contacting 01424 870508

Don’t miss Sedlescombe C.E Primary School Fayre this Saturday, December 1 at the school. Karen Dann from the PTA writes, we are opening from 12-4pm. There is something for everyone at our Fayre and a wonderful day out. There is a Magical Santa’s Grotto plus delicious refreshments and mulled wine. We have a fantastic Raffle with a first prize of £100 and huge range of prizes donated by local businesses, Governors and the PTA Hamper.

We have had a great response from Local businesses donating some wonderful prizes and we are extremely grateful. These prizes are excellent and all help towards raising funds for our wonderful school.

We also have an incredible range of outside stalls coming in for that perfect gift. There is a range of bric-a-brac, books and dvd sales plus also a huge range of nearly new toys. These are all terrific bargains.

We have side stalls to keep the family entertained with many games. There is a girls corner this year with nail art, braiding and tattoos. For the boys there is the super Mario games that will keep them entertained all afternoon.

There are also other side stalls such as Splat the Snowball, lucky dip, tombola and many other side games.

We have a Secret Room where children can buy a gift for their parents/ grandparents that is gift wrapped. There is a choice of gifts to choose from and great for the children to buy a secret gift for Christmas. Come along and support your village school and have a great family day out. Entrance is only 50p. All welcome.

This Saturday 1 December from 2 until 5pm, Pestalozzi opens our doors to everyone interested in finding out more about the estate, the charity and the students there. Guests are invited to join Pestalozzi students, staff, volunteers and friends for a cosy afternoon of festive activities, mulled wine and mince pies.

The Open Day Programme is as follows, 2pm onwards Christmas crafts and mince pies. 2:30pm wintry estate walk. 3:30pm Christmas carol sing-along. 4:15pm student presentations. 4:45pm Pestalozzi raffle draw. Admission is free, refreshments and activities offered by donation. For more information please contact 01424 870444 or email

The Sedlecombe & District Garden Society will be holding their final event of the year on Tuesday 4th December when Mr Ken Turner will be giving an illustrated and informative talk on Pruning Trees and Shrubs. The talk will take place at the Village Hall starting at 2.00 p.m. and will be followed by refreshments and the traditional raffle, both with a Christmas theme. The Society held their 68th Annual General Meeting on Friday 16th November which was well attended and included a very interesting talk on Fungi by our local celebrity, Dr Patrick Roper. The Society has had another successful year and the committee is working hard on another full programme of events for 2013, including 3 Shows, a Plant Sale and a Garden Safari. Existing members can renew their membership at any time now and new members would be welcomed with open arms – why not come along next Tuesday and meet some of our existing committee and members and get a feel for what the Society can offer.

The next monthly Coffee Morning and Mini-Market, sponsored by the Parish Church, takes place in the Village Hall on Thursday December 6 2012 at 10.00a.m to 11.30a.m. As well as coffee and cake, there will be stalls selling Christmas Cards, cakes and jams etc, bric-a -brac, books, plants and bird food, a raffle and, for 50p, a chance to be weighed, accurately and in confidence. A warm welcome awaits. A reminder that there will be no Coffee Morning and Mini- Market in January but it will resume on the first Thursday in February.

Sedlescombe Players present a thriller, a new venture for them and us. Our next production is ‘Guilty Secret’ by Roger Mortimer-Smith being performed in the Village Hall from 16th January 16 to January 19 at 7.30pm.Tickets for the Wednesday and Thursday performances will be £9 each, without supper and Friday and Saturday £14 each, with supper. A bar will be available each night. You can obtain your tickets now by calling 01424 718059 or through our website:- or during Monday evening rehearsals 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

On a final note , very final ,the sobering tale of the traffic warden’s funeral or you reap, what you sow. As the coffin was being lowered into the ground at his funeral a voice from inside shouts, “I’m not dead, I’m not dead! Let me out”. The Vicar smiles, leans forward sucking air through his teeth and mutters: “Too late my friend, the paperwork’s already done”. Let us all remember not be too officious in our lives but have a little fun and understanding along the way. Here endeth the last item.

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