ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH CHURCH: After the morning service this Sunday April 24 there will be the Annual General Meeting for the parish church. This is an important meeting where you will hear what has happened over the past year in the church also when the officers for the Parochial Parish Council are elected. All church members and interested parties are urged to attend. Coffee and biscuits as always will be on offer.

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 starting this Sunday April 24, also on 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

ANNUAL PARISH ASSEMBLY 2016: Sedlescombe’s Annual Parish assembly will take place on Tuesday April 26 at 7pm in Sedlescombe village hall. Doors will open at 6.30pm when you will have an opportunity to view table displays from local businesses and organisations. The agenda will include the presentation of the History cup by Pauline Raymond, reports from groups and organisations of the village, report from the Parish Council Chairman, Mr Jonathan Vine-Hall, the Parish Council Financial report. There will also be a question and answer session with county councillor Angharad davies, District Councillor Tony Ganly , PCSO Demetrius Georghiou and Parish Council Chairman , Mr Jonathan Vine-Hall. This is your opportunity to find out what has been happening in our village and ask questions about the future and other topics. Any enquires prior to the meeting date please contact the Parish Clerk on 07531065469

SEDLESCOMBE‘S GOT TALENT: Even 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. We are pleased to announce our three experienced judges for the event will be Mrs Paula Batt, former mayor of Battle, Rev. Kevin Mepham and another to be confirmed . Please contact Jean on 01424 882438 for further details, timings and to book your place.

Tickets, to be in the audience and cheer on your favourite acts, will be on sale soon, details to follow next week.

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.

ST MICHAELS HOSPICE OPEN GARDENS 2016: Booklets, with details of all the gardens open in the surrounding area in aid of St Michaels hospice, are now on sale at the Sedlescombe Stores. The season runs from the beginning of May until August with one additional garden open in October. A minimum donation of 50p is requested for the booklet. The first garden of the season will be Kitchenham Farm, Asburnham on Tuesday May 3 from 10.30am to 4pm. Entrance is the same as 2015 £ 4.00 on the day. For all additional detail please consult your booklet.

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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