Judy Torrance, Asselton House

Lent lunches start this Friday, February 15 at 2 Forge cottages, The Green for the next six weeks. Everyone is welcome to attend for a bowl of homemade soup and crusty bread for £2.50 a head. Margaret looks forward to welcoming old friends and new. Money raised will go to charitable causes. For any further details please call 870808.

Do you have a child friendly donkey? Sedlescombe Primary school would like one to join the children on the morning of Maundy Thursday March 28 as they celebrate the story of Easter. The school are planning an Easter pageant and it would be wonderful if a donkey could join them on The Green, Sedlescombe, for the story of the waving of the palms before they continue the Easter Story in the school gardens. If you are able to help, please phone the school on 01424 870585.

More details on how Sedlescombe school and Sedlescombe Parish Church hope the whole village will join the children in the celebration of Easter on the final morning of the Spring Term will follow on nearer the time.

Saturday February 23 there will be a fantastic boot sale at Sedlescombe village hall, TN33 0QN. Everyone is welcome to come along with doors open from 2 to 4pm. Refreshments will also be available though the afternoon. If you would like to be a seller rather than a buyer , although the two are rarely seen apart, stalls are still available for this event at £10 per table, set up from 1pm, so if you would to book then please contact Karen on 883550.

What could you do with £100? Sedlescombe’s got Talent night returns again to the village hall on Friday March 1 following on from the success of 2011, yes it really is two years ago that the hall was packed out with performers and audience showing what great talent there is around the village and beyond. Now there is another chance to take part in 2013, talented performers are requested to come forward as soon as possible to secure their place to perform on the night. there is no entry fee so can you sing, dance, juggle, play, recite or maybe you have another surprise for us? The £100 first prize is available to the overall winner, so don’t be shy. Places are limited so please contact Anthony on 870722 or Jean on 882438.

The Friendship Club are looking for teams for their popular quiz that takes place at Sedlescombe village hall on Friday March 22 at 7.00 pm. You are invited to bring along your family and friends as a team to take part or maybe make up a team on the night and meet new friends. Please contact Ralph on 870223 for any further details and to register for the evening.

Sedlescombe Community Friends have had two meetings recently as they lay the foundations for the group with the help of Val Smith Rother Community Friends Project Officer. This is response to the survey which was sent out at the end of last year. There seem to be many volunteers and also those needing assistance, the group will endeavour to match the two for the greater good of all. More information on this as and when it is provided by this newly formed group.

I quite often detail events from the local National Trust group so if If you would like to learn more about their activities, Rye and District Association of the National Trust are holding a ‘Meet and Greet’ event for members, friends and any body interested in finding out more on Saturday, February 23. This will be held at Rye Town Hall from 12.00 until 2.00 pm. For further details please contact Chairman, Danny Rushbrooke on 01797 253521

Plans are well under way for the Sedlescombe Fayre and Flower Show bring held on the Sports field on Saturday July 27. We do not need a repeat of last year’s terrible summer when the ground was so waterlogged it had to be cancelled. Good news is that we now have two years worth of enthusiastic volunteers to give the village a great event. Hooe village band are waiting to come and entertain you along with K9 dog obedience, we are also hoping that Mad Jacks will be able to join us once again this year. Booking forms are now being sent out to previous stall holders and groups however if you do not receive yours by the end of February or you would like to book a stall at the event please use the contact details at the end of this column.

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