Due to the thunderstorms and threat of more bad weather, the organisers decided to cancel the fair on the Green last Saturday.

This must have been an extremely difficult decision to make following all the preparations that had been embarked upon. Hopefully there will be another date scheduled but the Green does seem to be a popular place for events this year.

This Sunday July 27 at 6pm, go along and join in at St John the Baptist Parish church for their Hymns and Pimms event. Have you a favourite hymn? Then you are invited to take it along so that it can be sung by all. Have a glass or two of Pimms with delicious nibbles. For further details on this please contact Rosemary on 870533

Only a week to go until the Village Garden Society celebrates their 70th anniversary with a special Summer Horticultural show and Mini Fayre on Saturday August 2 on the Village Green and will commence at 2 p.m. As well as the flower, vegetable, floral art, cookery and handicraft exhibits there will be a special 70th Anniversary tent portraying a pictorial view of the village through the 70 years. Joining the celebrations will be a host of other societies and companies from the village, who will all have stalls on the village green to make this an event not to miss. If you wish to enter the show or for further details of the event then please contact John Parsons 01580 831996

St Michaels Hospice Open garden scheme continues on Tuesday July 29 in Bexhill and little Common with nine gardens open in the area from 10.30am to 4.00pm. Admission is £5 to visit all the gardens that are open. Refreshments will be available throughout the day at Golf Lodge,199 Cooden Sea Road TN39 4TR there will also be stalls in the garden of 18 Ocklynge Close Tn39 4PF. Full details of all the gardens involved can be found in booklets available now at the village shop for a token donation of 50p.

Sedlescombe school have now broken up for the summer holidays and personally I shall miss hearing the children’s happy laughter at play times but do hope that they and the staff have some special times with their families over the next six weeks.

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