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Regular weekly activities in the Memorial Hall

Brownies: SUMMER BREAK – RESTARTS Monday 10th September at 6.00 pm (Term time only). We still urgently need a Leader to help on Monday evenings. Our thriving Brownie Pack of 15 members meets at the Memorial Hall from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm. Call Pam Hanwell on 224739 or

PEASMARSH PARISH COUNCIL: Next Meeting Tuesday 5th September at 7.30 pm in the Meeting Room.

Next Hall of Crafts: Saturday 8th September 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

Sing for Fun Wednesdays at 2.00 pm: having a break this month and starting again on 12th September. For further information ring Yvonne on 01797 230693.

FARMERS’ MARKET: No market in August

Zumba: Thursdays at 7.30 pm

Rye 10 Race: Unfortunately this race has been downgraded. As there weren’t as many runners as before it ran at a loss to Nice Work. They have, however, very generously made a donation to the hall of £250 because of the support given for marshalling, water-stations, car parking, etc.

Nice Work are now announcing the new Rye Ancient Trails 30k Race to take place on Sunday 9th September 2018. This race will be organised jointly by local race management company Nice Work and Rye Runners, with sponsorship from The George in Rye, raising money for the Oliver Curd Trust (Charity No. 1124648). The undulating multi-terrain route (75% off-road) includes 1,500 ft. of climb, with numerous gates and stiles to be negotiated – but the stunning scenery and well-stocked aid stations will keep runners going to the finish. For runners not up for the full 30k, there is a 15k option – sharing the same start and finish. The two routes diverge at Peasmarsh, with the 15k re-joining the 30k route for the final 5km stretch.

Runners will be started off by Rye’s Town Crier outside the George in Rye at 9.30 am from where they will pass under the historic Landgate arch to begin their epic journey. They will later be welcomed in to the finish with a free beer from Brede-based brewing company, The Three Legs, sample products from Rye-based natural skincare company Wideye and a bespoke medal depicting the Rye skyline. To enter the race or find out more visit or e-mail or call 01797 229955.

The runners will be passing through Peasmarsh at 10.00 am to 11.30 (Malthouse Lane) to Mackerel Hill and at 10.45 to 12.30 Junction of School Lane and across the fields to Church Lane. If you are able to help it would be greatly appreciated so we await hearing from you if you can!! Ring Hilary or David on 01797 230205 or e-mail

Coming soon: Peasmarsh Lunch Club

Local charity Hands of Hope is starting a new club for older people in September. It will be held in Peasmarsh Memorial Hall each month and will include a healthy 2 course lunch, entertainment, raffle and a chance to make new friends. Transport will be available. More details to follow in September. The charity is currently also seeking volunteers to lend a helping hand at the club – if you have a few spare hours a month pleae either e-mail or phone 01424 834768 for more information.

PEASMARSH FLYING START: is open from 8.30-3.30 term time only. The pre-school offers 30 free hours per week for eligible 3 and 4 year olds. We are delighted and proud that during a recent Ofsted inspection we were rated “good” in all areas, with the Inspector finding that the children are eager to learn from a wide range of activities provided, where the quality of teaching and learning is good. We have limited spaces from September. Please call 01797 230325 option 3 to arrange a visit.

Update on the Recreation Ground: Sadly, the Beckley Rangers football team which has been using our pitch is disbanding. Do you know of a team (adult or junior) looking for a “home”? Get in touch with Sammie Richards at or post a message on our facebook page Peasmarsh Village NEW recreation ground

The litter problem is getting worse. The committee is taking steps to get a regular collection, but this won’t help unless users of the grounds put their rubbish in the bin. There have also been instances of people dumping domestic waste there which the committee has had to pay to have removed.

Work on the fencing for the playspace is in hand.

We urgently need more committee members. If you are interested please contact Sammie (above) or or

ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPICE: are looking for Lottery Collectors to join their team to cover Beckley, Northiam and Peasmarsh. You would be self-employed so could earn some extra money while supporting the local Hospice. You could cover one area or all three – the choice is yours. On offer are some great benefits, including being part of a friendly and supportive team, 12.5% commission paid weekly and the role is flexible so will fit around your existing commitments. You also have the option of covering the area during hours that suit you. If you would like to find out more please call Lottery Manager Paula on 01424 445177 or visit

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday 2nd September 8.00 am Holy Communion at Beckley

10.00 am Holy Communion at Peasmarsh

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.