AUTUMN SHOW: Sedlescombe and District Garden Society is holding its Autumn Show on Saturday September 26 in the Village Hall, Sedlescombe. As well as flower and vegetable classes there are classes for Floral art, photography, handicraft and a domestic home cooking section, and special classes for children. Entry forms should be returned to the Village Stores by Tuesday September 22 or post direct to the show secretary, Jo Evans, at Fairhill, Cottage Lane, Westfield, TN35 4QG. Staging of entries will take place between 8.00am and 10.15am, judging from 10.15 am and then the show will be open to the public from 2.00pm. As well as viewing all the exhibits there will be a tasting stall of various apples grown locally, and also a tasting stall of various courgette recipes. A raffle will be held and refreshments will be available, so come along and have a family fun afternoon.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: St John the Baptist church will holding their Harvest festival on Sunday September 27. Parish Eucharist will be at 10.30am with Evensong at 6pm followed by Harvest supper to which everyone is very welcome to partake in. I always think this traditional village event not just celebrates the bringing in of the crop harvest as in days gone by but gives the opportunity to give thanks for the crop of friends and family that we harvest and learn from throughout our lives.

CREAM TEAS THANKS: A belated thank you to everyone who braved the inclement weather to attend the cream tea afternoon, the other week at the Rectory. It was a happy event and raised £190 for church funds

JUMBLE SALE: The Friends of Sedlescombe church hold their annual annual jumble sale on Saturday October 31 at Sedlescombe village hall from 2pm. This is always a popular event in and around the village. We are appealing for all your unwanted items, clothes, books, bric a brac, anything that could be sold to help the Trust. Please start to collect your goods together which can be donated on the morning of the sale or for collection prior to the event please contact Pauline on 01424 870412

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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