LENT LUNCHES: Lent lunches start today,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. Proceeds this year will be shared between Farm Africa and the Seaview Project in St Leonards. Everyone is welcome to attend and Margaret looks forward to welcoming you.

CHURCHYARD CLEARING: Can you spare some time this Saturday to help to keep the churchyard tidy? St John the Baptist Parish Church are having a churchyard clearing morning of overgrown plants etc. on February 21 from 9.30am. Tools and gloves will be limited so if you can bring your own it would help. Refreshments will be provided. Let’s pray for some good weather to make things easier for everyone too.

SEDLESCOMBE SCHOOL VACANCY: SCHOOL CARETAKER REQUIRED (to include Swimming Pool (Learner Pool) Operator during the summer months. We are a small, village, Church of England Primary School looking for a committed, reliable, flexible person who is friendly and can work well with staff and children. The right candidate will have good DIY skills so can carry out a range of small repairs and will share our pride in our school, wanting it to be the best that it can be. Duties will include all aspects of the general maintenance, security, health and safety of the school, including supervision of cleaning staff, Swimming Pool Operator (training and support available), key holding and first responder to alarm call outs. The successful candidate will join our friendly and welcoming team of staff and be a valued part of our warm, caring school community.

For full details of hours and pay structure please refer to Job Description, Job Specification and Application Form available on our School Website in our Vacancies folder, top right hand corner on home page: We very much welcome visits to our school. If you would like to come for a visit, would like more information or an application pack, please contact Clare Payne, School Bursar 01424 870585 or email Closing date is 12 noon Friday February 27 2015. Interviews will be held Friday 6th March 2015

MEET YOUR CANDIDATE: Huw Merriman, the recently selected Conservative Parliamentary Candidate and your local County and District Councillors Angharad Davies and Tony Ganly will be holding an open meeting in Sedlescombe Village Hall on Saturday February 28 from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. All residents are cordially invited to meet Huw and ask him any questions you may have. Refreshments will be served.

SEDLESCOMBE HALL AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Sedlescombe village hall management committee will take place on Thursday March 19 in Committee Room 2. the quarterly management committee meeting will take place at 7.30pm followed by the AGM. Everyone is welcome to take part in the election process and to stand for office. Just turn up and play your part in the running of the village hall.

They are particularly in need a few more members on the management sub-committee including a Vice-Chair, and a Secretary. More info about the hall can be found on the website or by contacting the chairman Mark Fisher on 01424 871605

SEDLESCOMBE AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY: Their next event is a speaker session in Sedlescombe village hall on Tuesday March 10. The talk this time will be titled “Clematis Through the Seasons” and given by Everett Leeds. It will start at 2pm and refreshments will be served.

THE FRIENDSHIP CLUB QUIZ NIGHT: The friendship club will be hosting a quiz night on Friday March 20 at Sedlescombe village hall. 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.

IFYOU 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