Judy Torrance, Asselton House

After a difficult week through the Christmas period due to the inclement weather causing power cuts and damage from the high winds please let me wish you a Happy New Year and hope that 2014 will be a good year for us all in Sedlescombe and beyond.

The parish church of St John the Baptist was beautifully decorated over the festive season by the local ladies on the flower rota who volunteer to arrange floral displays throughout the year not just for Christmas, and a wonderful job they do too. Thank you to them all for giving of their time and skill for the benefit of us all.

Sedlescombe and District Flower club have their first meeting of the year on Wednesday January 8 doors at Sedlescombe village hall will open at 7pm for 7.30pm start for a practice meeting entitled “Step by Step”. Members and visitors are always welcome at this friendly club. Refreshments will be served during the evening. If you would like to go along and try something new for 2014 or would like further details please contact Sheila 01797 223927 or Janet on 01424 773708

Sedlescombe guides and brownies kick off another year of events at the village hall by hosting a quiz night on Saturday January 11 at 7pm. Tickets are just £6 to include supper and you are welcome to bring your own drinks for the evening. Contact Vikki Cook on 773720 if you would like to join in on the night.

Do not forget that you are invited 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 local piper 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, these 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 with all profits from the evening benefiting the renovations of the church

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.