Sedlescombe village voice

The third of the Lent hunger lunches takes place today Friday March 9 from 12noon to 1.30pm at 2 Forge Cottages, The Green. You are invited to take part by enjoying a bowl or two of home made soup and crusty bread in warm friendly company for just £2.50. Proceeds raised from the next four weeks lunches will go to Sedlescombe church and Farm Africa.

Tonight, Friday March 9 starting at 7.00pm is quiz night at the village hall. The cost per person is just £6 which will include a ploughman’s supper, cakes and refreshments. There will not be a licensed bar but you are able to bring your own drinks. All funds raised will go towards the upkeep of the Village Hall. If you are interested in entering a last minute team or being part of another team then please contact Pauline or Reg on 870258.

Tomorrow, Saturday March 10 there is an indoor Boot Fayre at Sedlescombe village hall from 2-4pm. All proceeds from the event will go towards the running of the popular Jellybeans Toddler Group. Doors open at 2pm for you to browse and buy, you might find just what you are looking for. Entrance 50p. There will be teas and coffee and homemade cakes available during the afternoon. If you are in need of clearing your clutter, there are still some stalls available at just £10 per table. Please contact Karen to book: 01424 883550

Jellybeans Mothers and Toddler Group runs every Tuesday Morning from 10am till 12noon. Every week provides a wonderful morning of crafts with beautiful toys and dress-up. There is always plenty of fun and activities with refreshments and snacks available. There is a small charge of £2.50 per child and adult and 50p for each child thereafter. All welcome.

A welcome return to the village hall; on Wednesday March 14 for Sedlescombe and District flower club, after missing their February meeting due to snow. If you would like to come along, visitors and members are both very welcome. Doors are open at 7pm, in anticipation to welcome Trisha Bashford who will be demonstrating under the title “Fragrant Fantasies” from 7.30pm. Lilies immediately spring to mind, love them or hate them, they are certainly fragrant but I’m sure that Trisha will be much more creative than just lilies! There is time during the evening to browse the sales table for all your flower arranging needs, to socialise and make new friends, and even buy raffle tickets to win the beautiful finished arrangements.

It’s the time of year to order lilies ( here they are again) at £2 each in memory of loved ones to decorate our parish church at Eastertide. There will be envelopes in church from next Sunday march 9 to enclose your money and names of those to be remembered on the role of honour at Easter. If you are unable to do that please phone Sylvia 870688 or Margaret 870808 for details.

Have you bought your ticket yet for the live music event on Friday March 30? The Swing Street Band, a twelve piece band, will be playing at the village hall for one night only. Tickets are priced at £15 which includes a delicious supper prepared and served by Jean Dann, Sally Brown, Judy Torrance Jean Woodman and Gill Tapp. Numbers will be limited to allow comfortable space for listening and dancing so please hurry down to Sedlescombe Stores to buy yours now .Let’s make Sedlescombe Swing into Spring. A licensed bar will be available. All profits will benefit our parish church through the Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust. Please contact 882438/ 870344 or 01580 830813 for any further details.

Bookings are coming in for both village fairs, and the committee look forward to a fun day for all the family, firstly at the spring fair on Saturday 28 April being held on and around the Queens Head and the Village Green. any enquiries for this please use the contact details at the end of the column.

The main village fayre and flower show taking place on the sports field on Saturday July 21 is also at the planning stage and would like to plead for some strong men, not for me you understand, but to help out on the day of the fayre ! Many hands make light work as they say and with marquees to be erected and dismantled over the weekend, it would be very encouraging to see some additional volunteers this year. If you think you could spare some time to help give the village this special day then please contact Bob on 871415.

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.