CLOCKS: Hope you all had the opportunity to meet up with friends and family over Easter and perhaps went along to the services and see the Easter lilies at the Parish church. I hope you remembered to move your clocks forward at the correct time too so that now we can start to enjoy the lighter evenings again. Spring has most definitely sprung!

COFFEE MORNING AND MINI MARKET: The next coffee morning and mini market in aid of St John the Baptist will be in the village hall on Thursday April 7 from 10 to 11.30am. All the usual stalls will be on offer; home baked goodies, plants, bric a brac, books and jigsaw puzzles. Are you new to the village? Do go along and meet new friends, you will be made very welcome. There is no entry charge with coffee, tea, fruit and cheese scones at just £1. For more details or if you should require transport, please contact 870808

SDGS SPRING SHOW: Sedlescombe & District Garden Society’s Spring Show will be held on Saturday April 9, at the Village Hall. All members will have received their copy of the 2016 Show Schedule and as usual there is something for everyone including many classes of daffodils and other cut flowers, pot plants, vegetables, photography, domestic and handicraft. We would particularly like to encourage our younger friends to enter the Young Gardeners classes. If there are any members who have not received their Show Schedule or there are any members of our neighbouring societies who would like to enter exhibits, please contact the Secretary for more details and/or a copy of the Schedule. Alternatively, the Schedule is available on the Society’s website (below). Staging of exhibits will be from 8.15 a.m. to 10.15 a.m. followed by the judging. The Show is open to the public at 2.00 p.m. - admission 50p. Holders of trophies from last year are requested to return them to the Village Stores by April 4.

If you require any further information on any of the Society’s events, please visit our website, or phone the Secretary on 01580 831996.

SEDLESCOMBE THEATRE CLUB: There are only a few seats left for the show “Invincible” in Eastbourne and very few tickets left for the Flower Festival in Chichester so members please book your places now before the trips are opened up to non members. Please contact Shirley and Jenny on the usual numbers.

SEDLESCOMBE SPORTS ASSOCIATION: If you are interested in sport and would like to help in your community. The association is still in need of a volunteer to join their small committee taking on the role of secretary. Thanks must go to Derek Wright who has performed this role so well over the past few years, but he is due to leave the village soon and needs to relinquish his post. This is in no way an onerous job, in fact the committee meet in the pub around three to four times a year, to discuss the running of the sports field and facilities. Come on, please do not be shy – If you think you may be interested and would like to arrange to discuss what is involved then please contact me, David Torrance (Treasurer) on 870344 or Ashley Davey on 870615.

SEDLESCOMBE‘S GOT TALENT: Performers have started to come forward for this event to take place on Friday May 20 in the village hall, We are hoping to see singers , dancers, jugglers , musicians , in fact all types of entertainment are welcome to join in from Sedlescombe and the surrounding area. The closing date for entries is April 29 and places are limited so do not delay in booking in to take part. There is no fee to enter and there will be a £100 awarded to the winner and runner up money prizes too. Professional sound system and engineer will be available. Please contact Jean on 01424 882438 for further details, timings and to book your place.

COURTYARD SALE: Make a date. There will be a courtyard sale at the parish rectory , Church Hill on Saturday April 16 at 10.30am . More details to follow.

LANDSCAPE WALK: This sounds very interesting if you are looking to learn more about the area in which we live. Following the success the last two years, Peter Miles will be repeating his Weald landscape walk on Sunday April 24, May 1 and May 8. The walk is based in Mountfield but is concerned with clues to why our local Wealden landscape looks as it does so it is directly relevant to the woods and fields of Sedlescombe. The walk covers old tracks and roads, woodland archaeology, medieval earthworks, quarries and minepits, woodland flowers including one rare plant, woodland crafts (and a rare tree), foraging and more. Duration about three hours, distance two miles, easy walking, entirely on private land which is not normally accessible, purpose serious but emphasis on fun. For more details or to book, contact Peter on 01580 880614 or

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