SEDLESCOMBE AND DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB: This month the club will be meeting for its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday October 14 in Sedlescombe village hall. The business will be short and then there will be Chairmans choice of entertainment. Visitors are always welcome at this friendly club so if you are interested in flowers then why not come along and see what it is all about ? Doors open at 7pm ready for the 7.30pm start of the evening. There will time during the evening for refreshments and socialising along with the usual opportunity to purchase floral accessories at keen prices and a general raffle for this month rather than the flower arranger’s raffle. Any further details please contact Sheila on 01797223927 or Janet on 01424 773708.

FRIENDS OF SEDLESCOMBE CHURCH: You will have seen the appeal recently for goods to sell at the jumble sale on October 31 at the village hall but what is the Friends of Sedlescombe Church? This heritage charity trust was formed in 1993 by the late Beryl Lucey to assist in the maintenance of our historic church whether you are a user or not. It is to encourage the support of all those who live, have lived or have visited the building to ensure it is kept for future generations to enjoy its history as an integral part of the village. Many interesting details of its historical features can be found in the green membership leaflets available from Sally on 01580830813 or from the church. The AGM of the Trust will be on Monday November 9 at 7pm at Asselton House, The Green, Sedlescombe, if you would like to find out more and meet some of the members then you will be very welcome to share in the refreshments after the short meeting.

QUILT SHOW I know many of you are interested in the events run in support of St Michaels Hospice and here is one close to home at Sedlescombe village hall on Saturday November 21 and Sunday November 22 to mark in your diary .Enjoy a beautiful selection of quilts at the Quilt Show. There will also be a raffle, tombola, sales table and refreshments. Entry is only £1 and accompanied children are free. All proceeds to the Hospice.

OPEN GARDEN: Don’t miss the last garden of the season open in support of St Michaels this Saturday October 10 at Peasmarsh Place, Church Lane, Peasmarsh TN32 6XE by permission of Viscount Devonport. The five acre arboretum will be bursting with colour at this time of the year and features rare trees that the Viscount collected on his travels. Admission is £4 and will be open from 11am to 3pm. Further details can be obtained from

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