Mary Reeve

Wodens Wood, Cripps Corner

The Ewhurst, Sedlescombe and Staplecross Conservative branch will be holding an Early Summer Lunch at the home of Hugh and Barbara Dyson-Laurie, The Manor, The Street, Sedlescombe on Sunday (May 19) at 12.30pm. In addition to lunch and a glass of wine (£12.50 per person), children are free, there will be the added attraction of local antiques dealer Clive Attrell, from ITV and BBC programmes, who is offering free valuations. You are invited to take along something of reasonable size to be valued if you wish.

The contact to book your tickets is Patricia Walker, Pear Tree Cottage, Staplecross TN32 5QR, telephone 01580-830764, email:

Pilates class will not take place this Tuesday (May 21) but restarts the following week.

Those who have marked their calendars and diaries for June 8 for an open garden in Ewhurst Green, should make a change to Sunday June 9. It was discovered that Winchelsea has eight gardens open to the public on Saturday June 8, so arrangements have been changed. Preachers, Ewhurst Green, reputed to be the oldest house in the parish will be opening its gates for viewers to see its attractive gardens. They will be open between 10.30am and 4.30pm on Sunday June 9, when coffees teas and lunches will be available in the garden.

A table sale is planned for Saturday June 1 in the village hall. Now is an opportunity to sort out all those “come in handy” items you think you might use, have a table (£8 per 4ft table) and anyone with crafts or likes baking could also make some pin money. Setting up time for tables is 8.30am, with doors open from 10am to 2pm. Booking to Hilary on 01580-830704. There will be a tombola and Hilary is looking for suitable items for this stall.