Judy Torrance, Asselton House

If you have an interest in whether the village has a main Sedlescombe fayre on the sports field in 2014 then please don’t miss the Sedlescombe Societies Association Annual General Meeting this Monday, November 18 in Committee room 2 at the village hall at 7.30pm. Many of the fayre committee have decided not to stand for next year’s committee and without a dedicated group to coordinate all the elements then the event will not take place. Please give some serious thought as to whether you could give some of your time for your village and our community, you will be very welcome.

There are still tickets available for the Sedlescombe and District Flower club 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. The beautiful floral arrangements will then 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 223923 or Judy on 01424 870344

The Rye and District Association of the National Trust continue their winter talks on Thursday 21 November with To Marry an English Lord presented by Sheila Boyd. Mrs Boyd will give a talk on the first generation of American heiresses who married into the English Aristocracy 1860-1900.Please note the change of venue for this season. The venue is Brede Village Hall commencing at 2.00 pm. There is an entrance fee of £2 for members and £3 for non-members which includes refreshments after the talk.

They also have a pre Christmas shopping trip to Bluewater on Monday 25 November at a cost of £11.50pp. This is already filling up but there may still be places if you are quick. For further details please contact Ros Adkins on 01797 253763;

Poppinghole Christmas Craft Fair with gifts from the hand and heart. November 30, 10am - 4pm. Join in the festivities of Christmas shopping and shop amongst quality handmade gifts by local artists, makers and sellers at Poppinghole Farm, Poppinghole Lane, Robertsbridge. Free admission. Father Christmas is making an appearance in the grotto.

Sedlescombe CE School Christmas Fayre is due to be held on the Saturday December 7. They are looking for Stall Holders to sell their Christmas Crafts and presents. For further details please contact 01424 870585

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.