Judy Torrance, Asselton House

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Last chance to see Sedlescombe Players perform their farce, Cash on Delivery by Michael Cooney, at the Stables Theatre in Hastings. Treading the boards this week from Thursday 7 until Saturday 9 November at 7.30pm. If you missed it in the summer, or loved it so much you would like to see it again, you can book tickets at the box office on 01424 423221 or via

Sedlescombe and District Flower club have a special open evening with visiting NAFAS demonstrator Carolyn Meer interpreting the theme of “Christmas” on Wednesday, November 20. The evening will include the floral demonstration, mulled wine and tasty buffet snacks. At the end of the evening the beautiful floral arrangements will be raffled but if you not lucky in this draw then there will be a top quality general raffle as well. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. If you would like to come along and enjoy this wonderful evening, you will be made very welcome. Tickets are now available priced £7 and available from Norma on 01797 223927 or Judy on 01424 870344

The start of the Christmas events is upon us with a Crafts for Christmas fayre in aid of Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice, taking place this Saturday November 9 at Ninfield Memorial Hall from 10am – 4pm. So if you would like to get an early start to your Christmas shopping I’m sure there will plenty of choice plus refreshments all day in aid of this good cause. Further details please contact Pam Doodes 01424 892329

St John the Baptist Church, Sedlescombe have a date for your diary, their Annual Advent fayre will be on Saturday November 23 in Sedlescombe village hall from 2pm onwards. All the usual stalls will be there so go along and browse, find a gift or maybe a book or two, take part in the grand draw with super prizes. There will be a well stocked cake stall, lots of Christmas decorations and various games of chance. Tea and cake will be served giving a chance to chat and meet friends old and new. Donations for stalls always welcome please phone Sylvia on 870688.

Mrs Ham writes : The recent Sedlescombe school PTA Autumn Ball held at the Brickwall Hotel was a huge success. We would like to thank Mr. Pollio, Aldo Esposito, Julio Pontecorvo and all the staff for a wonderful meal and superb service once again. I would also like to thank the PTA, especially Francesca and Dominic Kennard, Vikki Whale and Nicola Anderson for organising the event and all the hard work that creates and all those kind people who supported the event. We raised £1450 profit for the school, this is absolutely amazing. This is going into our ICT development fund as we need to update our laptops and buy some Learn Pads for the children, we are aiming to raise at least £10,000 but £15000 would be our ideal.

Our year 6 children are soon away from school for their annual residential trip to Carroty Wood in Tonbridge, an outdoors adventurous activity centre. They are away for 4 days November 12 to 15 and they have a lot of fun.

The run up to December will be full, busy with carols, play practices, party preparation, Christmas cards and decoration lessons, this a very special and lovely time of year. On our Learning Platform, our website, we have a calendar and you can see all of our Christmas dates there. Please have a look and feel welcome to come along and enjoy our school plays, you are warmly welcome to the plays in our school hall and also in the Village Hall. www.sedlescombecep.e-sussex, and click on the train - where you will be taken to our Learning Platform and learn much about our school. The menu is down the left hand side of the home page.

As always, we welcome helpers into school to listen to children read in particular - for an hour or two every week is brilliant. If you are interested please give us a call 01424 870585, Thank you from Marian Ham

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.