What a wonderful village day last Saturday turned out to be, even the sun was shining. The Green and the Queens Head was full of villagers and visitors enjoying the many stalls and games provided at the spring fayre. 1066 Pipes and drums gave their time free of charge in support of the fundraising with other entertainments also available throughout the afternoon in the form of maypole dancing, Happy Graham, a children’s entertainer along with musicians and a juggler. Congratulations to the organising committee of this successful day, headed up by Bob Harris and Ralph Dellow and to all the volunteers who gave their time before and on the day to create this special event for us all to enjoy.

Sedlescombe Pre-School is hosting a fun fitness class this Saturday May 24 at 2.30 in the village hall. Suitable for all the family, Tomboogie from Hastings are appearing for one afternoon only, a fantastic and fun boogie and fitness class to music that you will know and love. It promises to be great fun and a lovely way to raise funds for our young Playgroup and Pre School children. Adults £5, children £2 and soft drinks will be provided. Come and get a bit fitter whilst enjoying your self immensely. Friends and families are all welcome.

Congratulations to Derek and Monique Wright owners of Kester House Bed & Breakfast in Sedlescombe who have won a national Bronze Award in the Bed & Breakfast/Guest House Accommodation of the Year category at the prestigious Visit England Awards for Excellence 2014 Ceremony. The Bronze Award is a great achievement which recognises Excellence in Tourism in England. Kester House was presented with their Bronze Award at a glittering Awards Ceremony which was held on 12 May 2014 at The Jockey Club, Cheltenham Racecourse.

St Michaels Hospice Open garden scheme continues this week with Hillside Cottage , Telham lane, Battle TN33 0SR open on Tuesday May 27. It will be open from 10.30am to 4pm. Admission is £4 with refreshments being served by hospice volunteers throughout the day. Full details of all the gardens involved can be found in booklets available now at the village shop for a token donation of 50p.

Three Bhutanese students, Thinley, Dawa and Lungten will be hosting a Bhutanese Cultural Evening at Pestalozzi on Thursday May 29 from 6:30pm. You are invited to go along and learn more about Bhutan. Entry is £5 or £2 for under-12s and includes entertainment and Bhutanese food. Please contact or 01424 870444.

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