Sedlescombe village voice

Don’t forget that Sedlescombe & District Garden Society have an additional Members’ Meeting planned for this evening Friday July 6 at 7.30.p.m. at Sedlescombe Village Hall.

Helen Yemm, the Daily Telegraph Gardening Correspondent, will be giving an illustrated talk entitled “Downsizing without Tears”. This talk is her experiences about moving house and how she endured the hours of renovating her garden into something wonderful. There should also be time for a short question and answer session. They may be a few tickets left which includes refreshments priced at £2.50 for Members of the Society and £5.00 for Non-Members, a bargain for an evening out these days. All are welcome. Please contact Sue Parsons, Tel: 01580 831996.

Hope you all enjoyed the school fair last Saturday as there is another fair tomorrow Saturday July 7 from 11am to 4pm, this time in aid of St John the Baptist so as you would expect taking place in and around church. There will be many stalls, games for the children and refreshments. You will have the opportunity to have a look around, listen to some music, hear the bells and learn some of the buildings history, you may even climb the tower, if you have small feet and some stamina. Everyone is welcome so gather your friends and family.

The main village fayre and flower show takes place in a few weeks time, Saturday July 21 on the sports ground so please mark your diary to come along with family and friends for a super day out. This year there will be even more stalls and arena events will include Hooe silver band,Vintage car parade with the flower princess , opening ceremony performed by TV’s Clive Attrell, Dog Obedience display, Childrens Fancy Dress competition themed under the sea, Children’s free dance time and presentation of SDGS prizes. There will as always be a grand draw with prizes donated by our generous local businesses and plenty to eat and drink. A day not to be missed.

The Sedlescombe and District Garden Society’s Summer Show will be part of the day on the Sports Field on Sat 21 July. Everyone, members and non-members, is encouraged to enter for as many Show classes as they wish and the more the merrier. If you cannot find your Show Schedule, copies of the Schedule & entry forms are available from the Sedlescombe Village Store. Please remember to hand your entry form either into the Village Store or into 2, Gorselands by Tuesday 17 July at the latest. Also it adds to the interest if at all possible and appropriate you could include a label indicating the plant variety e.g. Rose - “Ispahan”.

All village groups who run events depend on your support so please go along and be part of what makes Sedlescombe such a great village to live in.

Sedlescombe and district flower club had a most enjoyable meeting last month when members and partners attended a dinner at the Brickwall hotel for the evening. I’m sure there meeting for Wednesday July 11 at Sedlescombe village hall will be just as enjoyable though sadly no dinner available. Members and guests are invited to attend a practice workshop, please bring everything you think you will need to make your own flower arrangement. I have been told that novices are very welcome, so that means me then, as they will be able to learn from the more experienced members of the group. Although there is always something to learn and share whatever level you find yourself at, so please attend even if you decide not to actually practice on that evening. Members and visitors are always welcome doors open from 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Apologies for an error last week. The Open Gardens for St Michael’s hospice that are all in Hastings Old Town, is on Saturday not Friday as stated , same date July 7 from 10.30am to 4pm. Programmes with full details and map are on sale at Sedlescombe Stores.

Quickly followed by the open garden on Tuesday July 10 at Glebe House, Northiam TN31 6NH from 10.30am to 4pm. once again, 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. Please allow a couple of weeks notice before an event to allow for full coverage.

Judy Torrance, Asselton House