Judy Torrance, Asselton House

Lent lunches are going well and another one takes place this Friday March 1 at 2 Forge cottages, The Green and continue on for the for the next four 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 this year will be given to Farm Africa, Seaview Homeless Project, and The Door of Hope, a charity run by local friends Diane and Philip Streeter. For any further details please call 870808.

The next monthly Coffee Morning and Mini-Market, sponsored by the Parish Church, takes place in the Village Hall on Thursday 7 March 2013 at 10.00a.m to 11.30a.m. As well as coffee and a scone, there will be stalls selling cakes and jams etc, bric-a -brac, books, plants and bird food, Church post cards and Notelets, a raffle and, for 50p, a chance to be weighed. A warm welcome awaits.

Ewhurst, Sedlescombe and Staplecross branch of the Conservatives are hosting a two course lunch at the Brickwall Hotel on Friday March 8. Guest of honour for the event will be Greg Clark, Financial Secretary to the Treasury who is also the member of Parliament for Tunbridge Wells. Places are available at £19.50 per head. If you would like to attend there may still be a few places available, for further details or to book please contact Patricia Walker on 01580 831764 or email pawchampagne

Pestalozzi will be hosting an International Celebration day on Saturday March 9 from 1 to 4pm. You are invited to this free event to celebrate cultures from around the world, celebrate International Women’s Day in an evocative ceremony, enjoy a humorous and informative student produced play and relax to the sounds of global music. Take your taste buds abroad with a £ 5 lunch served between 1 and 2pm. There will also a question time at 2.30pm when you will be able to ask questions and find out more about the extraordinary lives of Pestalozzi students, their home countries and cultures. Either bring your question with you or email

It’s time again for Easter lilies in memory of loved ones to decorate St John the Baptist church for Easter tide. Each flower can be ordered and dedicated to someone for £2 each either by phoning 870688 or 870808 or by picking up an envelope from church. Please return your order to church or to Sylvia Beaney or Margaret Hudson who will then make the necessary arrangements. This is a beautiful way of remembrance and your support is much appreciated.

The Annual General Meeting of the Village hall committee will take place on Thursday March 14 at 7pm. It is hoped that all user groups will have at least one representative in attendance although all residents are welcome to attend. After many years of good service Pauline Glew, Chair and Reg Glew, Secretary will be stepping down from their current posts so please have a thought as to whether you could bring your skills to the committee for the benefit of the village community. I think probably well organised and good sense of humour must come in as some of the qualities needed but I’m sure a friendly chat would enlighten you as to more if you are interested in either of these roles.

The Friendship Club will be hosting another of their popular quizzes 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. Please contact Ralph on 870223 for any further details and to register for the evening.

Village groups are reminded to please use and update the village diary located in Sedlescombe stores near the Post office. This will help to avoid the clashing of events around the village.

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