Sedlescombe village voice

This Saturday September 22 , there is to be a public exhibition in Sedlescombe village hall from 10am to 5pm regarding development scheme proposals for land in Brede Lane owed by the Keeling family.

The initial details are that it is hoped to use the land to deliver an expansion of the facilities at Sedlescombe Primary school, to provide a new access , more parking, teaching facilities , sports facilities and a purpose built nursery. This will not involve an increase in overall pupil numbers. In order to fulfil this plan though it is also proposed that 50 homes should be built on the land to provide the funding. Armstrong rigg planning who are organising the exhibition would welcome your attendance and invite you to go along and give your views on the proposed scheme. This type of development would obviously bring significant change for the village, so please make some time this Saturday to attend. If you are not able to but would like to put your views forward then please contact Geoff Armstrong at

Committee meeting reminders.

Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust committee meet on Monday September 24 at 6pm, Asselton House

Sedlescombe Societies Association committee meet on Monday September 24 at 8pm, 2 Forge Cottages.

There are always lots of meetings taking place around the village for various groups and societies, with people giving their time freely to ensure the village stays alive and vibrant with interests and events. We will probably be seeing a few annual general meetings coming up over the next few months too. Please don’t be afraid to go along and see what they are all about, new ideas are always welcome along with your support.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the harvest supper at the village hall on the evening of Saturday September 29. Everyone is welcome to attend and is usually a very entertaining social evening. Tickets are now on sale at the village stores and from church members priced £8 each.

Sedlescombe & District Garden Society will hold their Autumn Show in the Village Hall on Saturday, October 6, opening at 2 p.m, entry 50p. They are planning a dazzling array of autumn flowers, fruit & vegetables, and there will also be another presentation of last year’s highly popular Chilli Fiesta, as well as another opportunity to sample different varieties of locally grown apples.

As ever, it is hoped that Society members & non - members alike will submit as many Show entries as they wish, lots please! In case you have mislaid the Show Schedule, copies & entry forms will be available in the Sedlescombe Village Store. Please hand your entry forms in by Tuesday, October 2, either at the Village Store or place them in the box at 2, Gorselands - whichever is the more convenient. 2011 Cup holders, if you have not yet returned your cups, please hand them in at the Village Store as soon as possible. Thank you.

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