By the time this appears , the Annual parish Assembly will have taken place and I am sure this will have been a packed out affair at the village hall, with so many things happening in the village at the moment especially the the proposed neighbourhood plan. you still have time to return your consultation form by May 5. The plan is available at, in the village shop and other places around the village, please see the village notice board. Completed forms should be put in the yellow box in the shop. If you have any queries relating to this, please contact the parish clerk Pauline Raymond on 870508 or Jonathan Vine–Hall on 07973 129505.

Sedlescombe and District Garden Society are holding a Plant Market on Saturday May 10 at the Village Hall in Sedlescombe. Doors will open to the public at 10.30am and the market will close at 12.30 pm. It is open to all members of the public. Annuals, Perennials, Fuchsias, Hanging Baskets, Shrubs, Vegetable plants and a lot more will be on sale, all at affordable prices. There will also be homemade cakes, cards for all occasions and refreshments to buy. All proceeds will go towards the running of the Garden Society.

Sedlescombe and District Garden Society write that they also have a coach trip travelling to Nymans Gardens and House on Wednesday May 28. This will be followed by a visit in the afternoon to a nursery, where you can purchase good quality plants as well as refreshments if you wish. Why not join us on what promises to be a day out to remember to West Sussex? The property is one of the National Trust’s top properties. It comprises of 30acres of garden and 275 acres of ancient woodland. Part of the Victorian house is a partial ruin as a result of a fire in 1947, but the Messel family live and work in the property. Refreshments are available in the Pavilion Cafe as well as a mobile catering unit or perhaps you would prefer to take a picnic. The cost of the day out including the coach and entry to the property is only £12. If you are interested in joining us please phone Rod Eldridge on 01424 870983 for further information.

Help St Michaels Hospice get off to a flying start this year with their Open garden season starting on Tuesday May 6, Mountfield Court Johns Cross TN36 5JP will be open from 10.30am to 4pm. Admission £4. the walled garden will also be open again this year. Full details of all the gardens involved can be found in booklets available now at the village shop for a token donation of 50p.

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.

Judy Torrance

Asselton House