Northiam news
Northiam news

Dance Club: Our Sequence Dance Club meets in the Village Hall on Friday evenings. Call Tony (253287) to find out more – the evening is 7-10pom with a break for tea and chat.

Badminton: Both baminton clubs in the village are happy to welcome occasional players, and are open to all abilities. They are held on Fridays 8-10pm, and Mondays 5.45 -6.45pm in Pretious Sports Hall.

Tongswood Choir: Tongswood Choir will make a welcome return to the village, this time to Great Dixter, for an afternoon a capella concert in the Great Hall at 3pm on Saturday 18th February, in aid of the Great Dixter Trust. Tickets are £15 (£10 for Friends) available from Great Dixter or 01797 254048

Rother Development Plan: Consultation over the development plan runs until 20th February. Paper copies can be seen at Rye Help Point or online at

Shortmat Bowls: The Village Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2pm is the venue for Shortmat Bowls. Contact Doreen Rolles (252443) to find out more.

Toddlers: Northiam Tadpoles baby & toddler group meet every Tuesday 9.15 - 11.15am at Pretious Sports Hall, Main Street (the hall between the primary school and nursery.) The session is £2.50 per family (to cover costs) for age 0-5’s which includes a healthy snack for the children, drinks and biscuits for the parents/carers, there are lots of toys out for all ages and finishes with song time.

Line Dancing: On Tuesdays we have Line Dancing in the Village Hall at 10am. New people are very welcome - you don’t need any special clothing, and just comfy footwear. Sessions are £5, and there is a discount for booking ahead. Call Helen (01797 252087) to book a place or find out more.

Over 60s: Great fun to be had in the Village Hall on Tuesday with a Beetle Drive for the Over 60s starting at 2pm. I haven’t played for years, but I seem to remember it all got quite heated – perhaps the over 60s are a little more self-controlled!

Coffee & Chat: Each Wednesday morning there is Coffee Stop in the Church Centre – just an opportunity to stop and chat over a cuppa. All very welcome.

Bank: The NatWest mobile bank calls at the Village Hall car park each Thursday 1.15-2.15pm.

Thursday Seniors: Thursday Seniors’ Club meets every Thursday in Northiam Village Hall from 10.30am until 2.30pm. All pensioners are welcome, and free door to door transport can be arranged for anyone in Northiam, Beckley, Peasmarsh and Broad Oak if you are on the Rye Community Bus route. The cost is £7 and includes welcome tea/coffee, a freshly cooked 2 course meal, extend chair exercises and a talk/entertainment. Call Joan 252568, Jane 252973 or Linda 252283 to find out more as a member or a helper.

Village Coffee: The monthly coffee morning in the Village Hall will be next Friday (24th) 9.30-11.30am.

Conservative Association: Bexhill & Battle Conservative Association, Rother Levels Branch will be holding their AGM on Saturday 25th February in the Jenkins Room at 10.30am. Huw Merriman, our MP, will be speaking at the AGM and will be available to chat with constituents afterwards, and during the lunch which will follow at 12.30pm.

Lunch will be two courses (including a glass of wine or soft drink). Cost is £12 per person. For information and booking please call Ann Antrobus (01797 230793). For catering purposes, please book by 20th February.

Huw will also be holding a local surgery on Friday 17th March in the Village Hall, 9.30-11am.

Race Night: The Bonfire Society is holding a Race Night in the Rose & Crown, Beckley, on Saturday 25th February. Horses are on sale now over the bar (£4) standing to win £30, and bets on the night are 50p. There will be an auction of horses before the final race which has a prize of £120. All good fun and an affordable flutter!

Church Services: 19th St Mary’s: 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Come Praise. St Teresa’s: 9am Mass

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