SEDLESCOMBE AND DISTRICT GARDEN SOCIETY: All members please remember that the AGM takes place this evening, Friday November 7, at Sedlescombe village hall, start time 7pm. There will be a short time allocated for the business to take place which will be followed by Neil Mortimer talking about “Growing Vines for English Wine” and of course, tasting a few of the results.

FRIENDS OF SEDLESCOMBE CHURCH HERITAGE TRUST: Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust hold their AGM this Monday November 10 at Asselton House, the Green, Sedlescombe at 7pm. All members have been notified with an invitation in their autumn newsletter, so please try and make it a date to come along for this necessary formal event of the year which will be followed by refreshments, more wine tasting perhaps, and an opportunity to meet and socialise with your fellow members.

JUMBLE SALE THANK YOU: A big thank you to everyone who supported the jumble sale held last Saturday in support of the Friends of Sedlescombe church. A bumper amount of donations meant a bumper work day for the volunteers and happily a bumper result, amounting to £524.90 profit so thank you again to everyone who donated, helped and cleared to create this total.

ARMISTICE DAY: Tuesday November 11 at 11am, a two minute silence will be observed in many places across the United Kingdom and the world. This year being 100 years from the start of the first World War will be even more poignant and if you have had the opportunity to view the art installation at the Tower of London of 888,246 ceramic poppies you cannot help but be moved by the sacrifice that was made by so many at that time. The work of the British Legion continues on though, as many conflicts have since ensued from that first armistice day in 1918 so please remember to buy your poppy, in remembrance of the fallen and to show your support of the good work that the British Legion do for all our armed forces.

CHRISTMAS FLOWER EVENING: Sedlescombe and District flower club have an Open Evening event on Wednesday November 12 when visiting demonstrator Gill Sadler will be coming to the club to give a wonderful Christmas themed demonstration entitled “Joy to the World”. Tickets are available at £8 each to include festive mulled wine, mince pies and cake. Everyone is welcome so please come along with as many friends and family that you think would enjoy this special evening to start off your Christmas arrangements, no pun intended! Tickets can be purchased from Asselton House, The Green prior to the event or on the door on the evening, for any further details please contact Janet on 01424 773708 .

MOBILE LIBARARY: The mobile library service from Bexhill will be in the village on Thursday November 13 parked in Park Shaw from 10.50am to 11.25am with a return visit on the November 27.

ST MICHAELS HOSPICE: They will be running a Christmas market at Sedlescombe village hall on Saturday November 15 with many varied and beautiful gift stalls to inspire you as you embark on your Christmas shopping. These will include children’s clothes and accessories, machine embroidery, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, treen ( wood) ware, crafts for dogs and owners, Christmas baking and preserves, curries and much more. Doors open at 11.30am until 4.30pm with refreshments available all day supplied by the happy group of hardworking hospice volunteers, perfect for meeting up with your friends and family. Hospice running costs are nearly £5 million a year so please make this a date to help support this local cause.

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