Bodiam news
Bodiam news

A pub quiz: is taking place at the Castle Inn, on Tuesday November 8, at 7.30pm, in aid of St Giles Church. Tickets are £12 each, including food and there is limited space for tables of eight. To book in advance call Val Keeling on 01580 850342.

School: If you have a child starting school next November, Bodiam Church of England School is to hold a number of open mornings for the 2017 reception intake. They take place on Monday October 10 at 9.30am; Monday November 7 at 9.30am; Monday December 5 at 9.30am and Wednesday January 11 at 9.30am. It will be a chance to have a brief talk and meet the staff and children. The tour will take approximately one hour and there is no need to book a place, just pop in. Please contact the school on 01580 830342 if you are unable to attend one of the above dates, to arrange a suitable appointment.

Bodiam Parish Council: is so happy to have members of the public attending its meetings and I know the chairman would like to see more people attending. The next meeting is on October 17 at 7.30pm, in the Parish Room.

Some news on the 349 bus service: that is sometimes very late. One time I was told that it was running close to an hour late. I am told that a proposal is still on the table to run the 349 service through the Bohemia Road Corridor rather than via St Leonards. It would be interesting to hear varying thoughts on this but bear in mind the 349 stops now at the toilets in Hastings.

The Rotary Club of Senlac: having used Bodiam Recreation Ground for the Classic Car Show for the past eight years now find that it is not adequate for their needs. The club have found another location at Icklesham, on the A259. Senlac Rotarians thanked Bodiam Parish Council for allowing them to use the recreation field in the past and thanked the people living in the area for their patience and understanding.

Waitrose: Many people in the village go into Hawkhurst to shop and the other day Waitrose opened after being refitted. But oh Waitrose - all the cars, buses and lorries - you could not park. Somehow, the parish council and Kent County Council must have a talk about the traffic, not just about Waitrose but on other days of the week.

Some people say to me catch the bus or park in Sandhurst, but most days it is late if an event takes place at the church at the Moor. The bus cannot get around the pond. Perhaps funerals and weddings could take place by arrangement with Stagecoach.

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