LENT LUNCHES: Today, Friday February 12, Margaret will be hosting the first of the series of Lent lunches at 2 Forge Cottages, The Green, Sedlescombe at 12 noon until 1.30 pm. You are invited to enjoy a bowl or two of soup and crusty bread, meet with friends old and new, all for just £3. Proceeds from the lunches will be donated to charity.

SEDLESCOMBE LIBRARY SERVICE: You may not be aware that there is a local lending library available to us all. Every Tuesday volunteers man the library in committee room 2 of the village hall from 1.30 to 2.30pm. Save carrying home books from Battle or Hastings and use your local library instead please or we may find it will not be available in the future.

SEDLESCOMBE VILLAGE SHOP AND POST OFFICE: The shop and post office would be grateful for your help. They have made a planning application to have signs advertising the Shop & Post Office near the A21. Please support their application either in writing or online: FAO Mrs I Sadighi, Planning Department, Rother District Council, Town Hall, London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3JX Ref: RR/2016/210/A

MEET YOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT: You are invited to an open meeting to meet your MP, Huw Merriman, in Sedlescombe Village Hall at 6.00 pm to 7.30pm on Friday March 4. He will speak of his first 9 months as your representative in Parliament and be available to answer your questions on the subjects that most concern you. Join us for a lively debate. All are welcome so please come along

LOCAL POTTERY CLASSES: Creative Cold Clay with Isabel. Adult pottery classes, all abilities, maximum of 8 students per class. Starting March 2016 Tuesday 3pm - 5.30pm 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 March held in Committee Room 2 at Sedlescombe Village Hall OR Thursday 2pm to 4.30pm 3, 10,17, 24 and 31 March held in Committee Room 2 at Sedlescombe Village Hall. The cost is £75 for either Tuesday or Thursday for the 5 week term including project materials and tea/coffee break. Additional materials and equipment will be available to buy. Learn how to make pinch/thumb pots, coil pots, slab work, modeling and sculpture and also how to finish and decorate work. Future classes will build on all aspect of cold clay work and we will look to expand techniques and you can explore your own projects. The use of cold clays removes many of the less controllable aspects of the pottery process i.e firing and the use of glazes, yet allowing you to use and develop many traditional pottery methods to expand and enhance your creativity. Interested? Contact Isabel now if you would like to book a place or be added to her mailing list for future updates. Email Tel: 01424871605 or 07913825670

QUIZ IN VILLAGE HALL: There is to be a quiz to raise money for the Friendship Club on March 11 at 6.45 for 7. You are invited to make up a team for further information or to book please contact Ralph on 870223. There will be refreshments provided during the evening along with some interesting questions!

SEDLESCOMBE ‘S GOT TALENT: A new date has been arranged for this event – Friday May 20 in the village hall, We expect to see singers , dancers, jugglers , musicians , in fact all types of entertainment are welcome to join in from Sedlescombe and the surrounding area. Places will be limited to allow for a fair opportunity for all taking part. There is no fee to enter and there will be a £100 awarded to the winner and runner up prizes too. Professional sound system and engineer will be available. If you would like to take part then please contact Jean on 01424 882438 for further details, timings and to book your place.

SEDLESCOMBE THEATRE CLUB: Shirley Bonney has given up the Theatre club after running it for 17years!

Shirley Davies and Jenny Mainwood have taken it over. Although the club has a healthy membership, new members are always welcome.

Our first venture is to see “Annie” in Tunbridge Wells and is a sellout. We hope to cater for all tastes in the future and we are always open to suggestions. Our contact numbers are: Shirley Davies 01424 870475 and Jenny Mainwood 01424 871445

SOCIETY OF DOWSERS SEDLESCOMBE: The Dowsers had a practical workshop last weekend in the village hall but unfortunately it was too late to have mention in this column. I am positive though if you would like to receive information on any future workshops or more information on dowsing, Mary Lynne Durrell on 01424 870895 would be pleased to have your details.

HAVE YOU NEWS?: I look forward to receiving your news to be published. 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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