Judy Torrance, Asselton House

Who would have thought we would have snow after the warm spring days of last week, but that is one thing about England the weather is never predictable. Luckily we have our village shop to keep us well supplied at all times of the year and now a new landlord in the Queens Head, who I’m sure will make you very welcome on these cold days.

Lent lunches are continuing on and there is still time to take part. You are invited to go along this Friday, March 15 to 2 Forge cottages, The Green. They will then continue on for the next two weeks as we head towards Easter. 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.

Don’t forget to order your 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. All those remembered will have their names displayed in church over the Easter period. 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.

There is to be another fantastic Indoor Boot Fayre on Saturday March 23 at Sedlescombe Village Hall (TN33 OQN). Doors will be open to the public from 2 until 4pm, entrance 50p. There are still some stalls available if you are thinking of being a seller and the table is provided, you just have to arrive with all your goods for sale. If you would like to book or require further information please call Karen on 01424 883550. Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. Everyone is welcome.

Rye and District Association of the National Trust have a talk at Brede Village Hall on Thursday March 21 commencing at 2.30 pm. this is entitled Little Red Monkey and presented by Chris Bonsall, it is a humorous look at one mans experiences in the British army. if you are interested as we are quite close to this venue, the hall is located off the A28 between Broad Oak crossroads and the Citroen garage. There is ample parking and good access for disabled people. There is an entrance fee of £2.00 for members and £3.00 for non-member, which includes refreshments after the Talk.

They also have a very interesting coach trip going to the British Museum on Wednesday April 10 for a VIP Tour of the Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition and other galleries. The cost is £42 pp including coach travel. For further details and bookings, which must be made before the end of March please contact Ros Adkins on 01797 253763.

A special event will take place at the village hall on Saturday May 18 “Putting on the Ritz”. Sedlescombe and District Flower club will be transforming the hall and waiting on you , I think that means me too, with an elegant afternoon tea. Please mark your diary now not to miss this, tickets will be on sale shortly priced £6.50 so bring your family and friends to this special event at the village hall.

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