Judy Torrance, Asselton House

Tickets are selling fast for Sedlescombe Players new production a thriller, ‘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. Have you bought yours yet ? You will be able to buy your tickets from sellers outside the village Post Office this Saturday December 8 from 8.30 to 10.30am and they are hoping to see you there. Alternatively call 01424 718059 or visit their website:- or pop along to the village hall during Monday evening rehearsals 7.30pm . Lots of opportunities here so no excuse for anyone to miss this evening out.

Sedlescombe and District Flower club host their Christmas meeting this Wednesday December 12 at the village hall from 7.30pm, doors are always open from 7pm though. This will take the form of a Christmas social evening including an opportunity to see Sheila Benson our Chairman present some quick and easy ideas for the Festive season. This should be very popular as most of us think we have lots of time in the lead up to Christmas and then it promptly arrives before we have accomplished all the wonderful things we were expecting to complete. I have been asked to remind those members who kindly agreed to donate towards the evening to please remember to bring it along. Visitors are very welcome to come along and enjoy the evening with members as we start to make Christmas look beautiful.

Here is the news from Sedlescombe CE Primary School. There is much preparation taking place for Christmas celebrations for the children. This is such a fun time of the year. On Thursday December 6 the school choir is singing carols at a Christmas Lunch for the elderly at Kings Church on The Ridge, Hastings. On Friday December 7, the school choir is singing with a London Gospel Choir at the Kings Church at 7pm, this is open to everyone, so do please come along and enjoy this wonderful concert. Tickets will be available on the door.

On Monday December 10 the school choir is singing at a Christmas Concert at the De La Warr Pavilion with six other local schools and then on Thursday December 20 the school choir is singing carols at a seniors home in Robertsbridge called Grottenhem Manor. This will be a busy, yet enjoyable time for the children.

In addition to this, we are singing carols around the village on the evening of Thursday December 20 from 6.45 to 8.00pm, to collect for St. Michael’s Hospice. Members of the village community are welcome to join us, meet us by the village pump at 6.45pm, wrap up warm and please bring a torch.

On Friday December 7 in the afternoon, in our school hall, we have a wonderful Christmas treat for the whole school, a performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ by a travelling drama/dance company. This will be a wonderful experience for all the children to enjoy together.

On Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 December we have our wonderful Reception Nativity Play on both days at 9.45am and in the afternoon we have our Year 1 and 2 children performing ‘The Bossy Christmas fairy’, at 2.15pm. Everyone is welcome to enjoy these occasions in our school hall. You are welcome to just turn up, we have a collection box on leaving. There is nothing better than watching children’s Christmas plays, and listening to children singing carols, to get you into the spirit of Christmas.

On Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 December, our Key Stage 2 children are performing ‘Rock around the Flock’, a junior Nativity play in our Village Hall, at 7pm. This is open to everyone, entry is only £1 with tickets available on the door. Donations collected as you leave, for St. Michael’s Hospice.

We thank everyone most sincerely who supported our PTA Christmas Fayre on Saturday December 1. It was a very happy and successful occasion, and Father Christmas managed to find time to join us too. We have raised xxx for our school swimming pool works just brilliant. The school was buzzing with Christmas stalls, games, raffles, delicious food and fun for everyone. Thank you from Marian Ham.

With so many dates for events it is quite amazing how everyone at school remembers everything going on , well done to Mrs Ham and all the teachers and staff that work so hard to ensure all these learning experiences for the children there, they are indeed very fortunate.

Supporters of St Michaels Hospice, and I know there are quite a few in the village, will be interested to know that their fundraising team have arranged a Christmas Market at Cooden Beach Hotel this Saturday December 8 from 10am until 4pm. There will be a plenty of craft and gift stalls on offer for you to buy that perfect Christmas present. Refreshments will be on offer in this lovely setting overlooking the sea. Asselton Cakes has been proud to be a supplier to the Hospice Open garden scheme this year so I am very happy, personally, to promote this winter fundraiser for a cause that is always in need of assistance and I know very close to many people in the area. They look forward to your support this weekend.

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