ST MICHAELS HOSPICE: This Saturday November 15, there will be a Christmas Market at Sedlescombe village hall. Doors open at 11.30am until 4.30pm with refreshments available all day supplied by their happy group of hardworking volunteers, perfect for meeting up with your friends and family 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 ware, crafts for dogs and owners, Christmas baking and preserves, curries and much more. A raffle supported by local businesses will also be on offer. Sedlescombe village is known as one of the best villages to support this local charity and you are invited to join them for this new event. For further details please contact sally Beresford on 01424 456369

HAVE YOU SIGNED?: There will be a presentation to Jenny and John Mainwood at the Village Hall in the near future. There is a bucket for waiting for you contributions and a memory book for signing on the counter in the Village Shop. Watch this space for more information on date and time.

ADVENT FAYRE: St John the Baptist will be holding their annual Advent Fayre next Saturday November 22 in Sedlescombe village hall from 2pm. Go along to their traditional fayre with jigsaw corner, toys and books, potted bulbs and local Christmas cards. As always a well stocked a cake and preserves stall plus lots of games of chance. The wine raffle is always popular giving a chance to win your wine ready for Christmas also tickets for their Grand Advent Draw will be available with lots of super prizes. The afternoon will be a good opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones over a cup of tea or coffee and seasonal refreshments. If you would like to contribute cakes or gifts for the stalls or need more information please contact Margaret on 870808

AGM’s: There have been lots of Annual General Meetings taking place over the last few weeks and it is heartening that many people in the village turn out on a cold autumn, or is it winter yet, evening to show their support for the work being undertaken by the various committees on their behalf. We recently held the Friends of the Church AGM and were pleased to welcome Reg Glew and Pauline Williams as additions to the committee. It is so important to any group in the village to have volunteers who are willing to come and contribute their ideas, time and enthusiasm towards the aims of the group or society. Long may it continue as it makes our village one of the most vibrant and interesting in the area and that is all due to you.

IN NEED OF FUNDS?: It is some time since Hooe’s Old Motor Club show was held in August. The time has now come to distribute surplus funds raised on that day. Clubs and organisations in the area are invited to submit requests if they are in need of funds. Please write to Chris Hone, c/o Hooe’s Old Motor Club, Marwin Farm, Marley Lane, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0RE, before December 1 2014 enclosing a brief note as to why your organisation should be considered. Requests will be discussed at the next committee meeting in January, 2015.

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