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 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.

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.

Village Site Allocations: The meeting of the Parish Council on 7th February was attended by an unprecedented number of villager residents. The main topic was the consideration by Rother District Planning Dept on the siting of a possible 45 houses including some 40% “affordable” housing in Peasmarsh. While the tenor of the meeting was to recognise the need for further development and was wholly in favour of “affordable” housing, the site proposed by RDC Planning was unanimously condemned. It was considered that the planners were acting out of panic under the government housing policy and giving no thought to siting development close to potential employment, schooling, utilities, public transport and sensible access to existing road network. The RDC “preferred” site was regarded as perverse and had previously been rejected for sound reasons. It was also felt that the document advising this possible development had not been given nearly sufficient coverage and was too complicated.

The Chairman expressed exasperation following earlier dealing with Rother District Council Planning Dept. that they “do not listen”.

Residents of Peasmarsh should make their views known to RDC Planning, if possible, by 20th February.

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 26th February 2017 8.00 am Holy Communion at Beckley, Last Sunday after Epiphany 10.00 am Family Service at Beckley (Families with children, however small, will always receive a friendly welcome at any of our 10.00 am services. There are activities and people on hand to keep young ones occupied in the Children’s areas)

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