Brede news
Brede news

Brede Village Hall: at a meeting last week it was well attended by nominated club members and users of the Hall. There was a big to do list and Volunteers are needed. If you are free to help with any of the following please give Rod Came a call 01424 883333 1, Fill the pot holes in the car park. 2, Put down extra pea Beach where required 3, Clean the gates and remove green growth. 4 Clear leaves and litter and generally make the car park in front of the hall look smart. 5. Tidy the notice boards. As most of the committees are made up of older folk it would be good if some younger folk offered their help as it is needed.

Our Parish looks beautiful: with the catkins, blossoms, primroses and other spring flowers and of course the lovely Daffodils their yellow heads looking like little golden sunbeams shinning around the area. All of them giving us pleasure and optimism reminding us that Spring is the rejuvenating season and hopefully warmer times ahead. Sadly bits of rubbish mar this view and the dirty village signs do not help either, please see below how you can help resolve this problem and help our Village to look wonderful. The Parish Council did suggest the idea a while ago to enter the Best Village Competition!

1st Brede Scout Group: is looking for Leaders for the Beaver and Cub section. If you feel you can spend 1hour and 1½ hours respectively once a week or even if you can help out, the current section leaders would be glad of the help as Cherry and Peter are running both sections at present. We have a thriving group and many children benefit greatly from belonging to the organisation, there is not much for children in the Village and we need to keep it going for their sakes.

Friday 24th March: Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. I think more stalls will be there today so do pop along and have a look at what is available. WEA is at 11am in Udimore Community Hall and Short Mat Bowls is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall. Swap and Sip event from 8pm in the Rainbow Trout in aid of St Michael’s Hospice. Swap and Sip is a fantastic way to update your wardrobe, enjoy cocktails and have a girly evening out. Simply bring up to 10 items of clothing in a good clean condition, exchange them for tokens and enjoy rummaging to find your latest style!Entry is only £3 which includes free nibbles and there will be a raffle in aid of the Hospice. To find out more, please visit ‘The Rainbow Trout, Broad Oak Inn’ on Facebook.

Saturday 25 March: Village Spring Clean. Please come to the Village Hall at 10am where a coffee awaits, also gloves, bags and the areas to be covered hopefully. We are out until 12 noon . If the weather is bad we will postpone it until a later date. We need people to collect litter from 1.Brede Bridge back to the Village Hall. 2. From the latter up to the Rainbow Trout . 3. From there to Goatham Lane and back. 4. the next leg is to the entrance to the Brede High Wood which also takes in the big lay-by. 5. From the crossroads to the Bridge on the Northiam Road which also takes in a big lay-by. 6. From Stubbs Lane entrance Udimore .Road to the Crossroads. There are sign posts to be washed, if anyone can help with this task please bring a water container washing up liquid and or a cleaner liquid and disposable cloths. To achieve these routes we need at least 12 people as we like to go out in pairs. If you cannot make it you can still do your bit. Please look at your own front gardens and hedges and across the road and if it is safe please take a bag and place any rubbish in it and put it in your black bin. Our Village then should look really lovely for Mothering Sunday. Emma’s Baby ballet is at 10am in Brede Village Hall.

Sunday 26 March: Mothering Sunday The Church Services are as follows: Father Anthony White conducts the Mass service at 9.00 am in St Theresa’s Catholic Church on the old Northiam Road. If you need to contact the Father his number is 01424 773125 At St George’s Church the Mothering Sunday Family Eucharist starts at 9.30am and it is hoped many family’s will bring their cherished mum to the service. Brede Mother’s Union Have a bring and buy sale after the service. There will also be coffee, tea, squash and cake. Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is other services held during the week are in the Church Magazine.

The Methodist Church in Broad Oak service at 10.30am will be taken by local arrangement. The Reverend Peggy Heim is the Pastoral Minister and can be contacted on 01424 422350

Monday 27 March: Pilates with Laura at 9.15am, in Udimore Community Hall.

The Whist players will be in action in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm.

The Guiding section meet in the small hall of Brede Village Hall; the Rainbows meet from 4.15- 5.15pm, they welcome girls aged between 5-7 years, Julie Piper can be contacted for both on 01424 883464 or mobile 07863 599537

The Brede Scout sections are all held in the Scout Hut Stubbs Lane.

Beavers now has vacancies and welcome boys and girls from 6 years old they meet from 5.15pm to 6.15pm. Contact Cherry Merricks 01424 251242 or 07761730956 or

Cubs are 8-10½ years old and meet from 6.30pm – 8.00pm. Contact Peter Clark 07702 407725 or The section leaders or Colin Ward The Group Scout Leader 01424 or can be contacted if you would like your child to join. The Scout Hut is disabled friendly and can be booked on all weekdays and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings and the weekend. It is £6.00 per hour. To book please contact the booking clerk Rhiannon Oliver at the above

Tuesday 28 March: Brede Luncheon Club meet at 12.30pm in Village Hall. Please call Christina Purkiss 01424 882274 if you wish to join them and for more information. Yoga is in Udimore Community Hall at 6.30pm. Brede Scouts meet, from 7pm – 9pm in the Scout Hut and any young person 10½ or over is welcome. The contact is Andy Bishop 07811339626 or

Wednesday 29 March: Brede Crafters meet at 2pm in Brede Village Hall.

Mobile Library visits Reedswood Road from 1pm – 1.35pm the the bus wends it’s way down Kingsland Hill to the Village Hall car park where it will be from 1.45pm – 2.15pm

Thursday 30 March: Stretch and Tone with Sally at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall.

Yoga is at 10.30am in Udimore Community Hall.

This evening The Friends of St Mary’s Church Udimore are holding a Fabulous Fashion Show at 7pm in Udimore’s Community Hall. The event is to raise funds for the Friends of St Mary’s Church, Udimore. The work the friends undertake is to support the needs for the fabric of our lovely Norman church. The winter, usually yields some challenges that need addressing, and the Fabulous Fashion Show, hopefully, will do just that. The committee is delighted to introduce a new Boutique to Rye and its surrounding area, called Kontrast of Rye. The boutique is in Lion Street, and run by Rena Stout and Susie Jaggs who are extremely experienced in the world of Fashion. Rena has previously organised prestigious shows in London and boasts having Celia Hammond as one of her models. If you are a cat lover, that name will be familiar to you as she has a marvellous sanctuary and animal shelter in Stubb Lane, Udimore. Kontrast of Rye will be accompanied by Herald and Heart Hats, the world famous milliner in High Street, Rye. We really are fortunate to have such expertise and flair right in our midst. They also have Miss Captain, a French Fashion House, that sells their fashions through agents in the UK. The new Spring/Summer collections are always keenly anticipated. Michele Duke, has been advising and dressing her customers for many years and knows just what to bring to the East Sussex fashion conscious woman.With all of this to whet the fashion appetite, it should be a “fabulous” evening. Tickets are £5 to include nibbles and the doors open at 7pm. To reserve your tickets please call Nadia Florence-Marshall on 01424 882948. The Hall is just off the B2089 opposite St Mary’s Church, about 2 miles from Rye, postcode TN31 6BB.

Friday 31st March: Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall.

WEA is at 11am in Udimore Community Hall and Short Mat Bowls is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Bookable &Forthcoming Events

Saturday 1 April: The Broad Oak Stores hopes to have it’s big opening today and I have been told that anyone attending the opening will be given a mug as a souvenir.

Make a Will Month Make a Will month is a simple way to make your will while supporting St Michael’s Hospice. Five well-respected local Solicitors across Hastings and Rother have signed up to support Make a Will month. Have your will written for free* (*basic will writing only. Prices for a more complex will is available on discussion) and you will be invited to make a voluntary donation to St Michael’s Hospice. Appointments to take place from April, please book in advance to avoid disappointment! Visit the St Michael’s Hospice website ( for a list of participating Solicitors.

Colour the Coast: The hugely popular colour run ‘Colour the Coast’, organised by St Michael’s Hospice, will be returning on Sunday 13th August and will be even bigger and brighter than ever! The 5k fun run will be taking place in Alexandra Park, Hastings. During the run, participants will pass through colour zones, where the Cheery Chuckers will shower them in different colours of a special 100% safe colour powder. Tickets will be available online from Monday 3rd April and are guaranteed to sell out quickly. Keep an eye on the Hospice website ( and Facebook page ( for updates and ticket sales. This event is kindly sponsored by Trade Paints.

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