SEDLESCOMBE AND DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB: The club will be meeting on Wednesday February 11 in Sedlescombe village hall doors open at 7pm. Liz Hall will be speaking on the subject of “The Joy of Discovery, Rhododendrons and Seashores”. The sales table will be available in order to stock up on your flower arranging accessories and get your self ready for the beautiful spring flowers that are already starting to become available, daffodils are already on sale and even making an appearance in the garden. All members and visitors are welcome to come along and enjoy the evening with social time and refreshments available. For any further details please contact Sheila on 01797 223927.

SEDLESCOMBE AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY: Kelvin Lynch writes ”Happy New year to all our members and I hope 2015 brings us all a bumper year for our fruit, vegetables and flowers, fingers crossed! The 2015 edition of the show schedule and the next edition of the “Trug” are nearing completion and they will be popping through your letter box very shortly. I suggest you make a cup of tea, put your feet up and open them up as they make a jolly good read full of interesting articles and facts. The back page of the schedule contains a list of all the events being organised for the year, so please make a note of the dates in your diary. We hope to welcome you, if not at all the events, then hopefully at our three shows this year. Our next event though is on Tuesday February 10 in the village hall . We have a guest speaker, Malcolm Moss who judges at many local flower shows. He is giving a talk on “Catching the Judges Eye”. This will give a fascinating insight into preparing for and exhibiting at a show, something not to miss. The talk will start at 2.00pm and refreshments will be available”.

QUIZ NIGHT: Westfield Horticultural Society are holding a St Valentine’s Quiz night with supper on Saturday, February 14 at Westfield Parish Hall Horticultural. Hot refreshment and gateaux, will be available, a raffle is being held as well as prizes for the quiz winners. Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start, and you can make up teams of up to 8 persons. Cost is £5.00 per head if pre booked or £6.00 on the night. or if you want to attend but can not make up a team then please go along and teams of 8 will be made up on the night. ? All details of the event can be found on the Westfield Village Web site and follow the link or contact 01424 754612. I think it would be a great triumph if a team from Sedlescombe and District gardening society beat them at their own game, how about our members putting in a team ?

THE FRIENDSHIP CLUB QUIZ NIGHT: The friends hip club will be hosting a quiz night on Friday March 20 at Sedlescombe village hall so once you have got some practice in at the one above you should be raring to go for this one. If you are interested in forming a team and taking part or for further details please contact Ralph Dellow on 01424 870223 . All proceeds raised will benefit the Friendship club.

LENT LUNCHES: A date for our diary, Lent lunches begin this year on Friday February 20 at 2 Forge Cottages , The Green from 12noon to 1.30pm and will continue for the following five Fridays. Enjoy a bowl of home made soup and crusty bread whilst meeting and chatting to friends. Everyone is welcome to attend and Margaret looks forward to welcoming you.

SCOUTS, CUBS AND BEAVERS: Mondays the Brede Scout sections are all held in the Scout Hut ,Stubbs Lane, Beavers welcome Boys and girls from 6 years old they meet from 5.15pm to 6.15pm. Contact Catherine Southgate 07833065028 Cubs meet from 6.30 – 8.00pm Contact Colin Ward 01424 852413. Tuesdays from 7pm – 9pm 1st Brede Scouts meet and it is for any young person 10½ or over the contact is Andy Bishop 07833065028. All the sections have vacancies. Scouting is a good way for a child to reach it’s potential in a safe and fun way. Westfield also have Beavers and Cubs available in their village, for details on any vacancies there please call Rose Bond on 01424 754080

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