CREAM TEAS: This Saturday, September 5 there will be the annual cream tea event in Rectory garden, Church Hill opposite St John the Baptist church from 3pm onwards. Enjoy the lovely views and good company with your Tea available for just £3 each. There will also be a raffle. Let us all hope for good weather but if Rev. Kevin could put in a good word then that may also help, if it is wet though please meet in the newly renovated church. If you would like to go but require transport please contact Margaret on 870808.

TALENT NIGHT IN SEDLESCOMBE: We are still on the hunt for performers for the above event. Do you love to entertain? Then come and be part of the show to be held in Sedlescombe village hall on Friday 18 September from 7pm. There is no entry fee and performers from all areas are welcome but limited spaces to give everyone a fair chance to shine on stage. There is a £100 first prize donated by Dorton Reclamation along with money prizes for the runners up. Audience tickets will be on sale soon, there will be a bar and food available through the evening, so please mark your diaries to either take part or come along to enjoy the event. Organised by the Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust. To book your place to perform on the night please call Jean Dann on 882438.

SEDLESCOMBE AND DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB: Last month the club dined at Powdermills Hotel for their annual lunch, this month it is back to the village hall on Wednesday September 9 to welcome Christine Brazier, a visiting floral demonstrator interpreting “Keep the home fires burning”. I see lots of reds and a flurry of colour sweeping through the designs. Will I be right or wrong? Visitors are always welcome at this friendly club so if you are interested in flowers then why not give it a go? Doors open at 7pm ready for the 7.30pm start of the demonstration. There will time during the evening for refreshments and socialising along with the usual opportunity to purchase floral accessories at keen prices and of course the flower raffle, you may just be going home with a beautiful display for your home. Any further details please contact Janet on 01424 773708.

KEEP FIT: I noticed at there will be weekly keep fit sessions starting in Sedlescombe Primary school on Thursday 10 September at 7.30pm. Sessions last an hour and cost is £3 . For more details please contact Jenny on 773503

VINTAGE FAIR AT THE VILLAGE HALL: Tollie’s Vintage Happenings. This Sunday, September 6 at Sedlescombe Village Hall from 10:30am to 4pm. A fun packed event with vintage stalls and quality crafts and lots of unique goodies for sale. Rose and Olive Vintage Tea Events will be providing delicious teas and cakes. The Charleston Jive Squad will be performing throughout the day with the opportunity to join in and learn to ‘swing and jive’. There will even be a display of vintage cars to admire too. Please feel free to dress in your vintage apparel if the mood takes you or just come along for tea, cake and a browse. Entry is free with donations to Chestnut Tree. We look forward to seeing you there. In aid of Chestnut Tree House, Children’s Hospice Care.

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.

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