SHOEBOX REMINDER: A gentle reminder from St John the Baptist parish church to anyone taking part in filling a shoebox to be sent to families in Eastern Europe. These need to be brought to church by this Sunday November 4, ready for collection early next week. The families that receive these parcels live in poverty with very few pleasures. They are always so pleased to accept them and to know that someone cares means a great deal. For more information, ready for next year please contact 870808.

Friday, 2nd November 2018, 5:00 am

REMEMBERANCE DAY SERVICES: November 11 2018, the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Services in Sedlescombe will take place at both St John the Baptist parish church, Church Hill and Chapel on the Hill, Chapel Hill. A traditional service at 10.45am at the parish church and at 3pm, a family service at Chapel on the hill followed by afternoon tea. Everyone is welcome to attend these free commemorative events.

SEDLESCOMBE AND DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB: A lovely start to the run up to Christmas is the flower club Christmas demonstration on Wednesday November 14 at Sedlescombe Village hall. This year Christine Nash will be visiting to give her interpretation of “A Blooming Marvellous Christmas”. You are invited to come along and enjoy the evening doors open at 7pm, if you have never tried anything like this before, you might be surprised how enjoyable it all is. There will be the usual sales table but at this time of year, on offer will be everything you need for your festive flower arrangements as well as some special accessories. There will also be the opportunity to win one of the beautiful arrangements at the end of the evening alongside a very exciting general raffle. Tickets for the evening are just £8.50 which will include seasonal drinks and nibbles, and are available from Judy on 01424 870344 or Norma on 01797223923

FESTIVE OPERA WITH CAROLS EVENING: A festive evening with Thomasin Trezise takes place on Sunday December 9. Thomasin makes a welcome return to perform a Christmas concert including some light Neapolitan songs and carols with some audience participation to accordion accompaniment in our beautiful historic Parish church on Church Hill. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets priced at £12.50 with seasonal interval refreshments are now available by contacting 01424 870344 or 01424 870258 alternatively email [email protected] Organised by Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust

BRA BANK: Gilly Wheatley at Siren and Pearl has arranged for a Bra Bank to be installed in the front lobby of The Queens Head Pub in Sedlescombe. This is the perfect way to support a worthwhile charity by donating any unwanted clean bras, in a plastic bag please. For every ton of bras donated Breast Cancer Care will donate £700 to help with pioneering breast cancer research. Not only that, you will be helping to create jobs and revenue in the third world and making some African ladies very happy too. Any questions please call her on 07851 791 034


The Patient Involvement group meet once a month to assisting our surgeries in Sedlescombe and Westfield with up to date information to patient from the surgeries. The group are a route of communication of information with the doctors prior to implementation of forthcoming up to date medical legislation and information. The latest information with regard to the flu jabs is that the surgeries are able to vaccinate up until March 2019. This is provided the vaccines are available. An appointment will be necessary, so ask at the surgeries for the up to date flu vaccination dates and times. There are two types of vaccines this year. One for the over 65 age group and one for those patients under 65 years of age. If you are interested in joining the Patients Involvement Group, P.I.G. and would like more information please ask for a leaflet at the surgeries reception.

SENIORS CHRISTMAS PARTY: This year’s party will take place at the village hall on Friday December 14. Limited tickets at £5.00 are available or for further information please contact Reg on 870258

HAVE YOU NEWS ?: 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 [email protected] or by calling 870344. Please allow a couple of weeks notice before an event to allow for full coverage.