Judy Torrance, Asselton House

Sedlescombe Rangers have their annual Christmas Draw taking place at the Queens Head on Sunday December 15 , have you bought your tickets yet? There are always a magnificent array of wonderful hampers donated by each football team up for grabs in the draw alongside prizes from the Brickwall Hotel, the Queens Head, cases of wine and many more. Tickets are just £1 each available from the village shop and the pub, so do not miss out on this once a year event. Talking of the Queens Head, it is looking truly magical at the moment with its lights shining out in the darkness of these winter evenings, alongside Sedlescombe Stores and the Clockhouse, the village is looking splendid for the festive season.

You are invited to join the children from our primary school as they carol sing their way around the village on Thursday, December 19 between 7 to 8pm, meet them on the green at 7pm to sing with them , they will then make various stops before finishing around 8pm in the Queen’s Head Pub. All money collected will be to benefit St Michaels Hospice

If you are going to join in, don’t forget to take a torch and wrap up warm.

On Friday December 20 the village community and friends of the school are invited to enjoy coffee and mince pies from 9.45 to 11.00am in the school hall, where the choir will sing some carols to end the morning.

A new service has been launched in the village, if you want to find out about jobs in Sedlescombe? Find out more and get jobs available in Sedlescombe at Sedlescombe Jobs Network face book page. You can find a job or advertise a job. The page is open to everyone and can be used for domestic positions, are you looking for a handyman, gardener, domestic help as well as for all other employers. The Sedlescombe Jobs Network is run by volunteers to bring together employers and job seekers in Sedlescombe. It’s Free. Not signed up to Facebook and don’t want to join then email details to and we will do the rest or call Michelle Brister on 01424 870589.

2014 may seem a long way off but preparations are well under way for Sedlescombe to celebrate Burns Night at the village hall on Friday January 31. The evening will feature music from Jiggery Pokery, a traditional music band , piping in of the haggis by John Ash, which you will then have for your supper, Scottish reading of the poet Robert Burns and of course, some dancing. A Licensed Bar will be available with a wee dram available if you should wish. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm, tartan and kilts optional. Tickets are just £10 and can be reserved by calling 870344 or 882438 or 870968 or purchased now from Sedlescombe Stores. Organised by the Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust.

If you have friends and family visiting at any time and they need a place to stay then you know they will be well looked after in the village because you may have noticed in last week’s edition that Kester House won the Gold award as Best B&B in South East England 2013-14. Congratulations to Derek and Monique Wright, who have worked so hard over the past eighteen months to achieve this prestigious award.

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.