Sedlescombe news
Sedlescombe news

SEDLESCOMBE FAYRE 2016: Only a week to go until the big event when Sedlescombe has a day to remember on Saturday July 16. The vintage cars are back and we mean vintage pre war! They will be transporting Mrs Ham and two of the pupils from Sedlescombe Primary school onto the field to open the event at 2pm, so please arrive before to see the parade from the field car park. Mrs Ham retires after 25 years at our village school so please come and give her a rousing send off. The two year 6 pupils George Jones and Angus Oaten will then continue throughout the afternoon to act as MC’s for the event.

The Sedlescombe and District Gardening Society summer show will take place in their marquee on the sports field. If you would like to enter for this please see the details further down the column. Many of the village groups including Sedlescombe Green WI, Sedlescombe Flower club, St John the Baptist Parish church, Sedlescombe village hall, Sedlescombe Players, Sedelscombe Parish Council, Sedlescombe Wine Club, Sedlescombe Rangers, Sedlescombe Youth club, Sedlescombe cricket club alongside local crafts and businesses will be there taking part so there should be something for everyone this year. The goose will make a star appearance once again later in the day and you could win a cash prize so try to buy a square now before the date or on the day whenever you see John Brownsdon in his goose hat! Live music, Local Art exhibition, K9 dog display, bouncy castle slide, Sedlescombe model aircraft flying display, barrel rolling , vintage cars, games and fun for all the family and refreshments at the pavilion provided the Friends of Sedlescombe Church throughout the afternoon. Once again Chris Campbell has sponsored advertising boards in the local area and Pumphouse Designs printing posters and flyers. The contact for the day is Debra Veitch, chair of Sedlescombe Societies Association on 870914 or email

GRAND DRAW AT VILLAGE FAYRE: TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE at the Village Shop, The Clockhouse Hair and Beauty Studio and the Queens Head priced at just 50p each.

There have been more fantastic prizes donated for the Grand Draw this year than ever, thanks to the generosity of the Brickwall Hotel, the Queens Head, Clockhouse Hair and Beauty, Bella Vista restaurant, Treat of Battle, Sedlescombe Model aircraft club, Pashley Manor gardens, Sedlescombe Vineyard, Carr Taylor Vineyard, Vicarys of Battle, Brian Croucher, Sedlescombe Golf Club, Sedlescombe Players , Jonathan Vine hall, Big Green Cardigan festival, Sedlescombe Stores, Great Park Farm Nursery plus more. All proceeds from the draw go towards village causes.

SEDLESCOMBE AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY: The Garden Society will be holding its Summer Show in conjunction with the Village Summer Fayre on Saturday July 16 on the Village Sports field in their marquee. As well as flower and vegetable classes there are classes for Floral art, photography, handicraft and a domestic home cooking section as well as special classes for children. Entry to the classes is free and open to members and non members. Members should have had their entry forms and schedules delivered, but if you should need them then it is possible to download both from Entry forms should be returned to the Village Stores by Tuesday July 12 or post direct to the SDGS show secretary, Fairhill, Cottage Lane, Westfield, TN35 4QG. If it is raining on the day then the show will be held in the village hall. Staging of entries will take place between 8.00am and 10.15am, judging will follow with the show open to the public from 2.00pm.

SEDLESCOMBE STORES: Have you noticed the new longer opening hours at the village shop? Monday to Friday they are now open from 6am to 8pm and Sunday 8.30am to 2pm. Use your local shop and make your life a little easier also when you have forgotten something or need to stop off on the way to and from work.

SEDLESCOMBE AND DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB: It seems to be all flowers this week however although the title may say “flower” the club is actually not meeting this month at the hall. On July 13 they will be attending their annual flower club lunch , any member who has yet to confirm their place and menu choices please could you contact Sheila on 01797 223927. Look forward to seeing you there.

ST MICHAELS HOSPICE OPEN GARDENS 2016: On Tuesday July 12, Redpale in Bodle Street Ashburnham BN27 4RJ open their beautiful tranquil garden set in beautiful countryside to benefit this local charity. This garden will be open to visit from 10.30am to 4pm with refreshments being available throughout the day. The admission price of £4 allows access throughout the day. Booklets, with details of all the gardens open in the surrounding area in aid of St Michaels hospice, are on sale at the Sedlescombe Stores. The season will have gardens open every week until August with one additional garden open in October. A minimum donation of 50p is requested for the booklet. For all additional details 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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