Sedlescombe Village Voice

n Sedlescombe Green WI meet on Wednesday February 22 at 7.30pm in the village hall when local stained glass artist Tony Wynne will be showing some of his beautiful work. You are invited to come along to this friendly evening as visitors are always very welcome. Please call 870688 if you require more details or to request a lift to the meeting.

n It’s that time of year again when we try and make an effort to remember those who are not quite as fortunate as us by way of taking part in the Lent hunger lunches being held at 2 Forge Cottages, The Green.

They will be taking place over the next five weeks with the first lunch being on next Friday February 24 from noon to 1.30pm. You are invited to a bowl or two of home made soup and crusty bread in warm friendly company for just £2.50.

n An exciting event for this year will be the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and on Bank Holiday Monday June 4 the village will be celebrating with a family picnic during the afternoon and evening on the sports field. There will be games for the children and barn dancing. Everyone will be welcome to bring their picnic along and join in this great get together to celebrate this special memorable occasion. More details will follow but for now, please mark your diary.

n There are many people in the village who seem to have been given the artistic gene so this item will be especially interesting for them, but maybe also for us who are not quite so talented.

There is to be a Water Colour Printing Workshop for beginners next month. It is a full day workshop taking place on Saturday March 17 from 10am to 4pm in St Mark’s Church Hall, Staplecross, by Hilary Ganly. There are a limited number of places but, if you’ve always wanted to learn or would like further details, please ring Hilary on 01580 830 704.

n An update on the event being held Friday March 30 when the Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust present a live twelve piece band, The Swing Street Band.

They will be playing at the village hall for one night only. Tickets including supper are priced at £15 and are now available from Sedlescombe Stores. Please come and join in the fun with your family and friends to make Sedlescombe Swing into Spring. A licensed bar will be available. If you wish to reserve tickets, as they will be limited, please contact 882438/870344 or 01580 830813.

n If you, your charity or group are interested in taking part in the Spring Fair on The Green on April 28 or the Summer Fayre and Flower show on July 21, stall bookings are now being taken, please use the contact details at the end of this column for any further details. Please note, previous stall holders should have received their booking forms automatically.

n If you have an event coming up in the local area or would like to have a small piece, outlining your club or organisation aims, activities, membership etc. then please contact me by email to or by calling 870344.

Judy Torrance

Asselton House