Peasmarsh news
Peasmarsh news

Mobile Library: The next visit of the Mobile Library will be on Thursday 2nd March 2017.

The Maltings: The Amicus Horizon housing redevelopment has begun with the complete demolition and removal of the existing buildings, and is expected to take approximately eighteen months to complete. The contractors’ permitted hours are between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm Monday to Friday and 8.00 am to 1.00 pm on Saturday. Work is not permitted on Sundays, Bank and Public holidays. Please be aware that there will be heavy goods vehicles in and around The Maltings and surrounding area during these hours . Although Westridge Construction is committed to keeping the noise and disturbance to a minimum, there will inevitably be some noise and disturbance particularly during the demolition phase.

REGULAR EVENTS IN THE MEMORIAL HALL: Brownies – Mondays at 6.30 pm (Term time only). Sing for Fun – Wednesdays at 2.00 pm – Contact Yvonne on 01797 230693. Mothers and Toddlers – Thursdays at 9.30 am (Term time only). Zumba – every Thursday at 7.30 p m

Free Rye Area Children’s Community Choir: - Thursday 9th from 3.50 pm to 4.50 pm. All children between 7 and 11 years old who want to come along and sing are welcome and there are no auditions just fun singing. For more information e-mail Marian Ham at

Film Club: Friday 10th at 7.30 pm. Film is “Lady in a van” – Contact Hilary on 01797 230205 for details.

Attic and Collectors’ Fair: Sunday 19th from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. Contact Trevor on 01797 230568 to book a table or for more information.

FREE ROVTE COURSE: “Time to unwind – Exercise your mind” Beginning Tuesday 21st from 10.00 am to 12.15 pm and every Tuesday until March 28th. This is a socially interactive course aimed at bringing people together through the use of table-based games and activities which stimulate the mind. Everyone welcome from Rye Peasmarsh and surrounding villages. Contact Emma or Michelle by phone 01424 426683 ext, 22, text 07795231064 or e-mail

Murder, Mystery and Suspense: evening Saturday 25th February at 7.30 pm. A brand new “Whodunit”. Tickets cost £10 and include a 2 course supper – BYO DRINK. Contact Sally on 01797 230359 or Hilary on 01797 230205 for tickets – book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

TABLE TENNIS: Why not come and have some exercise in Beckley Village Hall on Thursday mornings 9.30-11.30 am? A very friendly group just play for fun, so ability is not important, and we could do with some new members! (£3 per session). Ring Jan Weston on 01797 230877.

FOOTBALL TRAINING SESSIONS: Bourne’s Sports Association will be running a 2 day soccer school for 5-13 year old boys and girls at Peasmarsh Recreation Ground during half term on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th February. The cost is £30 per child and Peasmarsh Parish Counci has negotiated a 50% reduction on this price for children from Peasmarsh.

Please note this reduced rate is only available to parents living in Peasmarsh. For more details e-mail, mobile 07540934487 Visit

Marie Curie needs your help: Once again Jempsons have kindly agreed to allow collections at their store for the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal. Collections will take place on Thursday 2nd March, Friday 3rd March and Saturday 4th March (collectors collect for 1 hour only). If you feel you could help this very worthwhile cause please get in touch with Sue Cavilla on 230431.

Peasmarsh Matters : Development and Site Allocations (DaSA Local Plan. Rother District Council has now published details of their preferred sites and options for new housing developments and is seeking your opinions and comments. The consultation process is open until 5.00 pm on 20th February and you can make your views known by visiting Full details and other information regarding the sites in Peasmarsh can be found by using these links: https// and scrolling down to page 281. https// and scrolling down to page 411

The Parish Council will be giving its response regarding these proposals following its meeting on Tuesday 7th February.

ADVANCE NOTICES: Friday 3rd March – An English afternoon tea prepared by students of Sussex Coast College, Hastings at the Memorial Hall 2.30 pm. £6. To book contact Hilary 230205 or Jenny 230324

Sunday 5th March Archive Exhibition including photographs from WI archives and memorabilia relating to Peasmarsh. – Time to be confirmed.

Saturday 11th March: 11.00 to 5.00 pm and Sunday 12th March 11.00 to 4.00 pm.-Fine Art and Print Exhibition. Original artwork, quality prints and cards by local artists.

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday 12th February 2017 8.00 am Holy Communion at Beckley. 6th Sunday after Epiphany. 10.00 am Holy Communion at Beckley

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