SDGS SPRING SHOW: This Saturday April 9, Sedlescombe & District Garden Society’s Spring Show will be held in 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 and hopefully there will be lots of entries to all the classes on offer. Staging of exhibits will be from 8.15 a.m. to 10.15 a.m. followed by the judging. The Show will be open to the public at 2.00 p.m for viewing of all the exhibits and the results followed by the awarding of prizes later in the afternoon. Admission is just 50p and gives an opportunity to be part of a traditional village event, you may even feel inspired to take part in the summer or autumn show. If you require any further information on any of the Society’s events, please visit our website, or phone the Secretary on 01580 831996.

COURTYARD SALE: Make a date. There will be a courtyard sale at the parish rectory , Church Hill on Saturday April 16 at 10.30am . there will be bric a brac, books and various items to buy plus coffee , tea and biscuits. For more information please call 870808.

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. 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 David Torrance (Treasurer) on 870344 or Ashley Davey on 870615.

SEDLESCOMBE‘S GOT TALENT: More performers have been added to the schedule for this event to take place on Friday May 20 in the village hall, but there is still room for a few more. 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.

SEDLESCOMBE FAYRE 2016: Mark your diaries for the summer event of the year, Sedlescombe fayre along with the Sedlescombe and District Gardening Society summer show will take place on the sports field on Saturday 16 July. This is once again being sponsored by the Parish Council and the Sports Association. It is hoped that as many as possible of the village groups and businesses will take part in the day when there will be the opportunity to publicise and raise funds for yourself. St Michaels Hospice will be making a welcome return providing the refreshments with money raised to aid the Phoenix rebuilding the hospice appeal. It is also hoped that the goose will make a star appearance later in the day! All those that took part in 2015 should have been contacted by now, but if your club or group has not as yet and would like more details please contact Debra Veitch on 870914 or email

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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