Judy Torrance, Asselton House

Looking ahead on Sunday August 25 at St John the Baptist Church, Sedlescombe there will be a Pimm’s and hymns evening from 6pm to 7.30pm Celebrate summer and join the choir in singing your favourite hymns chosen by you on the night and accompanied by Lily Linden as organist. There will be no charge but a retiring collection at the end of the evening. This is not a formal but fun celebration evening of hymns for everyone and all are welcome to attend. There will be no charge but donations would be most welcome.

Have you booked your table for Sedlescombe Green WI Quiz evening on Wednesday August 28 7pm for 7.30pm at Sedlescombe village hall? Teams of six people are very welcome and the cost is just £6 per person to take part, this will include a fish and chip supper, tea or coffee. You are welcome to bring your own drinks and glasses. Please phone Margaret on 870808 to book your place now.

Are there any volunteers out there who could advise or offer some practical help with sorting out the Sedlescombe Pre school outside play area at the village hall? Everything is starting to look worn out and needs some love and attention. They have limited funds available to achieve this but all the children enjoy playing outside and the surface is causing them all to trip over. Please contact Claire Ronald on if you think you may be able to assist or would like some further information. Just think how you could save their little knees and they could save on plasters!

All user groups of the village hall will now have had an email from the chair requesting that they send representatives to come and assist with the work party taking place at the hall on Thursday, August 22 starting at 9.30 a.m. The programme is to clear the user group and general use cupboards and contents in the kitchen, to inspect and, where possible, repair the chairs and clean the tables. Meanwhile, the hall manager, Dave Brabants will be cleaning the chairs that need doing and on the following day he will also clean the floor. Each user group is responsible for cleaning out its own cupboard. This cannot be done by anyone else as only the user group holds the cupboard key. Therefore please ensure that your group has someone to attend. Many hands make light work and if everyone puts in an hour or so the job will be done in a morning. Tea and coffee will be available.

It was slightly disappointing to see the photo coverage that was printed last week in the Observer of the summer fayre, Steve Kilmartin took some fantastic photos of the Princesses, BMX action, K9 group in action and others , but there obviously wasn’t space to print all these too. If you would like to access to view these though, please contact me or to obtain the link.

Despite the weather in the region of £900 was raised during the afternoon, this will be distributed to groups around the village later in the year at the Sedlescombe Societies’ Association AGM.

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