Judy Torrance

Asselton House

Last week’s coffee morning and mini market held at the village hall raised £105 for church funds. Thank you to everyone who supported this event. Next month there will be a coffee morning on Thursday August 1 at 2 Forge Cottages,The Green Sedlescombe from 10am until 12noon in support of St John the Baptist church. All are welcome to attend.

Sedlescombe Primary School had a bumper day for their summer fair last weekend, where George Jones carried out some water walking. The winner of the Flower Princess competition was Sienna Betti and her attendants will be Millie Anderson, Ella and Sydney Boriani-Fisher. They will all ride in the vintage car parade at the Sedlescombe fair and flower show being held on Saturday July 27 at the sports field. This year the fair will be opened by Mr Clive Attrell, you may have seen him as one of the valuers on TV’s Dickinson’s Real Deal and following the opening he will be available to value your treasures for you too, so don’t forget to bring something along on the day. This will start off the afternoon of arena events for everyone to enjoy. Something new this year will be an art exhibition of local artists with Mark Fisher painting throughout he afternoon.

The Sedlescombe and District Gardening society will be holding their summer show and are looking for lots of entries this year so please take a look in your schedule to enter at least one or more of the classes.

There will also be lots of other interesting stalls including willow weaving, crafts, games to play and a grand draw with prizes donated by local businesses. Sedlescombe Societies’ Association, the organising committee will have their own stalls with all profits generated being donated back into the village so please support these. to this end they would be very pleased top accept donations of items suitable for the tombola, these can be dropped off at 2 Forge Cottages, The Green or saleable Bric a Brac can be donated to 4 Streetlands. There will be a cake stall on the day and I know there are lots of good cooks in the village so if you could please donate something towards this stall then please bring your baked goods on the day of the fayre. Thank you to you all, if we all do a little then we can achieve a lot.

The St Michael’s Hospice Open garden for this week is on Tuesday July 16 at Thegns House, Telham Lane, Battle TN33 0SN . Entry ticket is £4 and it will be open to visitors from 10.30am to 4pm raising funds for this good cause. Refreshments and hospice stalls will as always be available. For further details full programmes are available in Sedlescombe Stores.

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.