SEDLESCOMBE GREEN WI: The first meeting of Sedlescombe Green WI for 2016 will be on Wednesday January 27 at 7.30pm in the village hall. This will the Birthday meeting so it is party night when invited guests from other WI’s in the group us join in the occasion. As always visitors and members are always very welcome. There is a varied and interesting programme for 2016, which will be posted on the village notice board soon. For further details please contact Rosemary on 870533. Committee members- Please note there is a meeting at Rosemary’s house on January 20 at 7.30pm

VILLAGE DIARY: There is a new village diary for 2016. No, not one you can buy but one where you can enter the dates of your events to avoid a clash with other groups and organisations around the village. It would be appreciated if dates were updated as and when. The diary is just inside the door at the Village stores.

SEDLESCOMBE PLAYERS: Tara writes “Our next production will be TOM JONES by Joan Macalpine. A 19th century “bawdy romp” which should be lots of fun! There will be a read through on Monday January18 at 7.30pm in the hall with auditions on Sunday January 24 from 4pm. The actual two show dates will be Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 June 2016 in Sedlescombe and Wednesday 19 - Saturday 22 October at the Stables Theatre, Hastings.” If you think you would be interested in a role then please contact Tara on 07957 860847 for a synopsis, character description and audition pieces.

SEDLESCOMBE LADIES FACEBOOK PAGE: Anne Stanley writes: “Hello, I’ve recently set up a Sedlescombe Ladies facebook page. The idea is to encourage local ladies to meet for coffee, craft nights, book club, country walks, keep fit, cookery classes, lunch etc.”

SEDLESCOMBE FAYRE 2016: The date for this years Summer fayre will be Saturday July 16 to take place on the Sports field. The SDGS are already committed to the date for their Summer show. The SSA, Sedlescombe Societies Association, will hopefully have an involvement in the arranging of the fayre and it is likely that a small committee will be formed. To this end there will be a meeting at Asselton House on Monday February 22 at 7pm taking the form of an AGM. There was a small amount of money raised by the societies at the fayre in 2015 mainly from the Draw supported by our local businesses in the village. If you are a group or organisation that is in need of a small donation, this could also be considered at the meeting. Please drop your request in prior to the scheduled date.

HAVE YOU NEWS?: I look forward to receiving your news to be published in this column. At this time of year lots of us are thinking about starting or joining something new so if you are looking for new members for your club or organisation why not send me a small piece, outlining your club or organisation aims, activities, membership etc. or if you have an event coming up in the village or local area then why not let me have the details to advertise for you? This is a free service to the village offered by the Battle Observer and hope you will take full advantage of it. Please contact me by email at or by calling 870344. Please allow a couple of weeks notice before an event to allow for full coverage.

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