Northiam news
Northiam news

Autumn Show: It’s a busy weekend, now we’re back in the swing, and we start with the Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show on Saturday. There is something for everyone in the schedule, so do try to find at least one thing to enter – it’s great fun to be a part of it! There is a good range of photographic titles, as well as cookery, flower arranging, fruit, vegetables and flower sections. Exhibits need to be staged between 9 and 10.30am, and we all get a look at 2.30pm.

Pink Piglet Day: Which leaves you plenty of time to support Northiam Scout Group who are holding their annual Pig Piglet Day also on Saturday between 1-4pm, with fun and games, BBQ, tombola, prize draw, tea and cake. So you don’t have to think about lunch once you’ve got all your entries sorted!

Village Hall: I am told that the repairs to the village hall car park should be completed by Saturday, and the outside redecoration has been done, so another reason to pop along. Painting the main hall and replacing the chairs are the next projects.

Badminton: Our two badminton clubs welcome players of all abilities, and provide all you need to learn or get back into the game. On Friday, the adult club starts at 8pm, contact Karen Ayling (01797 253375). The Monday club is run by Sue Clark (016797 253428) for one hour from 5.45pm. Both operate as drop-in sessions, so do just turn up and say hello!

Line Dancing: On Tuesdays we have Line Dancing in the Village Hall at 10am. Call Helen (01797 252087) to find out more.

Footpath Walk: It’s a lovely time of year for walking, and the Footpath Group will be Walking the Great Wood on Wednesday, leaving the surgery car park at 9am to start the 8 mile walk in Sedlescombe. Lunch break (pub/cafe) in Battle.

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.

Library: Don’t forget that we have an invaluable library service in the village – operating each Thursday and Saturday, 2-4pm next to the Parish Office.

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

10k Run: Northiam’s 10k run is coming soon! On 17th September, runners will start at Kent & East Sussex Railway and finish at Bodiam Castle (National Trust). It’s an accurately measured road race with chip timing sponsored by local businesses Gardenscape, Bourne Sport and Northiam Boating Station. It’s a great new event for Northiam, which we hope will be an annual success. Share the word and visit

Bonfire Procession: Make a note in your diaries and invite friends and relatives over to enjoy Northiam’s 5th Bonfire Procession and Fireworks on Saturday 21st October. This year, the procession will turn at the Beales Lane, Ewhurst Road crossroads, so more of the village can be included in the fun.

Church Services: 10th : 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Praise

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