Sedlescombe village voice

Please remember not to miss the table sale at the village hall this Saturday May 19. Entrance is free when the doors open at 10am, there is sure to be plenty of bargains for everyone but don’t be late as closing time is 12noon. Refreshments will be available throughout the morning so you will be able to have a rest in between your bargain hunting and have a chat with friends. Any last minute information please contact Sheila Benson on 01797 223927. All profits in aid of Sedlescombe and district flower club.

Ewhurst, Sedlescombe & Staplecross Conservatives are hosting a Diamond Jubilee lunch at the Manor, The Street, Sedlescombe, this Sunday May 20 at 12.30 p.m. Admission is £15 (children free) includes a welcome glass of Kir Royale, a delicious two-course lunch and coffee in the splendid gardens, indoors if wet. If you would like to attend please contact: Patricia Walker Tel: 01580 830 764. Email:

Sedlescombe Green WI next meeting is on Wednesday May 23 at 7.30pm in the village hall. this will be the resolution discussion meeting followed by Elaine’s cruising memories. Old and new friends are always welcome, if you require a lift or more details please call 870688.

Further news on the village Jubilee celebrations taking place on Monday June 4, the family picnic on the sports field will run between 3.30 and 8.30pm. Bring your own picnic, rugs or chairs to sit on, there will be tea , coffee and soft drinks available, all free thanks to grants received from Rother District council and the Parish Council. everyone is invited and yes that means you too , so lets make it an afternoon of fun and celebration to mark our Queens 60 year reign. There will be music for barn dancing, children’s games and races for all ages. For more details at this stage please contact 870688 or 870808.

Mrs Ham sends news from Sedlescombe CE Primary School:

Following on from our wonderful Ofsted Inspection in March, I am pleased to be able to share with you our ‘Outstanding’ Diocese Inspection result too. This second Inspection took place towards the end of March, and we were graded outstanding in all categories. We are delighted with the comments of the Inspector such as: “There is a strong Christian ethos of care that is reflected in all areas of school life. Children are seen as special; their care, safety and well-being are paramount. Children’s behaviour is excellent. Collective Worship is an important part of school life which strongly supports the Christian character of the school and the chldren’s spiritual development. The impressive level of leadership and managemnet provided by the headteacher, leadership team and governing body contributes significantly to the success of the school. Parents report that they love the school, and one parent said ‘This is a school that listens’.” You can read the full Ofsted and Diocesan Inspection reports - they are on our Learning Platform ( , click on the tab on the left side of the homepage, named inspection reports. We are feeling very happy and proud of the whole school community.

This term is very busy indeed - our Key Stage 2 show called ‘Go for Gold’,an Olympic themed production takes place in the Village Hall on May 30 and 31 at 7.00pm. Tickets are obtainable from the school 01424 870585 from 21 May at £4.00 each. They are on sale to school families from 16 May, and then open to the village community. We hope you will come along to enjoy this wonderful production!

The school choir is singing in the finals of the 1066 Choir Competition at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings on Friday 25 May, at 7pm. Tickets are available from The White Rock Theatre. We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the finals from a huge number of school choirs. The choir is also singing at the Jubilee Concert again at The White Rock Theatre on Saturday 2nd June at 7.30pm.

We have a day of Jubilee celebrations in all classes on Friday June 1- if you would like to come along to help with craft activities, tea, games etc, do feel very welcome to contact us and offer your services at any time throughout the day!

Please keep Saturday June 30 June between 12.00 - 4.00pm free to come along and join us at our annual Strawberry Fayre and official opening of our Yurt! Lots of fun for everyone!

More news will follow soon

The Open Garden for St Michael’s hospice this Tuesday May 22 is Little Boarzell, Ticehurst Road, Hurst Green, TN19 7QU from 10.30am to 4pm. Programmes with full details are on sale at Sedlescombe Stores.

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