Sedlescombe village voice

You can tell that Autumn is upon us and the nights are drawing in as more events are planned to keep the village entertained and together through the long dark evenings ahead.

We start off with this Saturday September 29, there is a traditional harvest supper in the village hall, doors open from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. You are warmly invited to come and join friends old and new while enjoying crusty bread, cheese, ham and salads followed by apple pie and cream along with a glass of wine or fruit juice. Tea and coffee to finish the meal. 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.

On Sunday 30 September follows the Harvest praise service starting at 10am at the parish church to give thanks for the harvest safely gathered in after a difficult season for farmers and gardeners. Refreshments will be served after the service.

The next monthly Coffee Morning and Mini-Market, sponsored by the Parish Church, takes place in the Village Hall on Thursday 4 October 2012 at 10.00a.m to 11.30a.m. As well as coffee and cake, there will be stalls selling cakes, jams etc, bric-a -brac, books, plants and bird food, a raffle and, for 50p, a chance to be weighed – (accurately and in confidence!). A warm welcome awaits

Next weekend, October 6 and 7, Stella Brabants is holding a charity art event at her home, the Haven, Sandrock Hill, Sedlescombe to raise awareness of Hughes Syndrome (APS), a potentially life-threatening condition that affects both young and old alike. It will run from 11 am to 5 pm on both days and everyone is welcome. 20% of all sales will go to the Hughes Syndrome Foundation, a charity that works hard to inform and educate both the general public and the medical profession. This is a good opportunity to buy early Christmas presents and cards and there will be plenty of smaller items for sale as well as some great artwork by local artists, plus art demonstrations. There will be a £1 entry charge, to include tea or coffee all of which will go to the charity. Stella looks forward to welcoming you to her home.

Dates for your diary. Saturday October 13 the parish church will be holding its second courtyard sale at the rectory from 10am until 12noon. Do go along to see if you can find a bargain whilst helping the church to raise funds to update their heating system.

Friday October 19, there is to be a quiz in the village hall and are looking for teams to take part. These are entertaining evening for friends and family to get together on such a lot of preparation goes into the event so please go along and support. The cost is £6 per person which will include a hot supper. All profits will go towards the Friendship club which supports older residents within the village.

Speaking of which you may find a questionnaire delivered to you by volunteers and Val Smith from Rother Voluntary Action, to assess the possible needs of those older residents. Please ensure that you complete and return so that amenities and services may be available when you need them. For further information, on the quiz or questionnaire please contact Ralph Dellow on 870223.

Saturday October 27, the Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust will be holding their annual jumble sale at Sedlescombe village hall from 2pm. Please start to collect up your jumble now towards this event further details to follow.

There were plenty of people attending the exhibition regarding the proposed development in Brede lane held at the village hall last Saturday. A full display of plans and information was on view for all to see. If you were not able to attend but would like to know more or put your views forward then please contact Geoff Armstrong at or on 01234 867135

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