Sedlescome village voice

The Jubilee fayre takes place next Saturday June 2 , and there will lots of activity on and around the Green and the Queens Head. Everything will be open from 1pm. Messy England will be attending .

They are a china painting company and as part of the items on offer, they will have 6cm ceramic coins which have been pressed with Diamond Jubilee Logo, which you will be able to decorate as the perfect momento of this special year. There will be plenty of other craft and charity stalls, including plants, honey, hand made cards, jewellery, fossils and gemstones, tombola, bric a brac, books along with games for everyone. This year there will be a refreshment marquee so come and have afternoon tea with your friends and family and enjoy this unique day in Sedlescombe.

Anyone who would like to donate bric a brac or tombola prizes for the above event there is still time, they would be gratefully received, please call Bob on 871415.

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.

Don’t forget to mark your diaries to support both these jubilee events taking place in the village.

Now, there is a plea for a photographer who would be willing to take photographs of the jubilee village events. The Battle Observer is hoping to publish up to five pictures from each village in the area, however with limited resources available they cannot possibly get around to them all and so are requesting that someone in the locality is nominated to help out. Big group pictures are welcome, flag-waving carousers, tea- and-cake-loving royalists, chocolate-covered children, in fact whatever the photographer feels represents the hard work that the organisers have been putting in. If you think you may be interested in this role please contact me using the details at the end of this column. I will then be able to give you a little more detail regarding sending them in and deadlines.

News from Sedlescombe CE Primary School:

The school heated outdoor swimming pool will be open to the local community, adults only, on Tuesday evenings, starting May 29, between 7 to 8pm. Cost per adult is £3, payable to the lifesaver on the evening. Please telephone the school to book your place, as numbers will be limited. If you would like to book for every Tuesday, please inform the office staff when you phone, thank you.

Our school Summer Production 2012 is called ‘Go for Gold’! It is being performed by our 7 - 11 year olds in the Village Hall on

May 30and 31, 7 - 8pm. This is an Olympic themed show, moving between the first Olympics in Ancient Greece to the modern day Olympics, and has great music and acting. Tickets are for sale from the school priced £3.50 each. If you would like to join us and see the children’s talents, then please feel very welcome to call into school to buy your tickets. Our children and staff have been working hard for the past four weeks during several rehearsals, learning words and nine new songs. These shows are great always great fun.

Those of you who are interested in the countryside and rural way of life should note that the Heathfield show is taking place this Saturday May 26.There will be plenty to do and see for the whole family. I shall even be there myself with Asselton cakes in the Farmers market section if you feel like popping by and saying “hello”

The Open Garden for St Michael’s hospice this Tuesday May 29 is in the area of Rye and Iden, four gardens are on view , one being Burnt Oak Manor,Iden,TN31 7QA where the refreshments are being served 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. Please allow a couple of weeks notice before an event to allow for full coverage.

Judy Torrance, Asselton House