Sedlescombe news
Sedlescombe news

SDGS WINE AND CHEESE EVENING: Tonight Friday October 7 in the village hall Sedlescombe and District Garden society host “ Alpine Plants and Gold Medals” a talk by Wendy Bates from Rotherview nurseries, winners of a gold medal at RHS Chelsea 2016. This will be followed by wine and cheese. The evening starts at 7pm and tickets are £5 on the door. Further information can be found online at or please call Roy or Julia on 01424 870520

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: This Saturday October 8, from 9.30 am onwards, there will be a morning of clearing and cleaning of the paths around the Parish church in readiness for the winter. Any help you can offer will be very welcome. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls provided but please bring clippers, broom etc to use.

HARVEST CELEBRATION SERVICE: The Chapel on the Hill, United Reform church are having their “Harvest Celebration Service” on October 9 at 3pm with refreshments to follow. All are welcome to attend this friendly service.

WE NEED YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS: The Friends of Sedlescombe Church annual jumble sale takes place on Saturday October 22 in the Sedlescombe village hall. Please think to collect up your unwanted bric a brac, clothes, toys, shoes, books etc. in fact anything that you think could be sold to benefit the charity on this date. We would be pleased to take it from you, just deliver it to the hall on the day, it is as easy as that. If it is not possible for you to bring or store then please contact Pauline on 870412 to arrange a collection prior to the date.

TRADITIONAL HARVEST FESTIVAL: Margaret writes” It was a really good weekend for our Harvest on Friday when all the primary school children walked up to church for their Harvest service and well they did. Thanks to everyone for making that possible and for the gifts of food. They will be shared between the Seaview Project for the homeless and Surviving Christmas later in the year.

The church looked stunning with flowers vegetables and corn stalks. Thank you to the ladies and gentleman for your hard work. The family servive on Sunday was well attended with several children helping with prayers, Father Kevin gave us all food for thought in his talk. Abouuot 45 people stayed and enjoyed the Harvest lunch, a new venture for us which I think will be repeated, we hope you enjoyed it. Another thank you to all those who popped money into the Wellie Boot in aid of Farm Africas harvest appeal “GIVE HUNGER THE BOOT”, there was £49 plus collected in them.”

The harvest lunch on Sunday certainly was a delicious affair, we are very fortunate to have such talented cooks in the village to provide the catering, thank you to all of them and the organisers of the festival.

THANKS FROM LOOSE ENDS UNTIED: You missed a super afternoon in the village hall if you did not make it there last Sunday. “A big thank you from the boys at Loose Ends UnTied to all those who came along to our musical afternoon on Sunday. It was a really fun event and it was great to see everybody dancing. We loved the Irish dancing and the ‘Huki Lau’ was a hoot! Thanks to all who helped to make it a great day. We hope to see more of you at our next event.” Look out for details.... For more information look up or Facebook/looseendsuntied

SEDLESCOMBE FAYRE 2017: The Sedlescombe Societies Association held their annual general meeting at the Queens Head last Monday. Nicola Evans was elected as chair for next years event along with Jan Heap as treasurer with Debra Veith, and myself to help on the organisation. Are you interested in being involved in the day next year? A secretary is needed and more interested people in ensuring that Sedlescombe has a family day to remember in 2017. If you would like to know more then please contact Nicola on or Debra on 01424 870914.

SEDLESCOMBE FLOWER CLUB: The club have their AGM on the evening of Wednesday October 12 in the village hall starting at the usual time of 7.30pm. The business side of the evening will be short and this will then be followed by an activity of the chairmans choice. We wait in anticipation! All members please attend this important date, visitors will also be most welcome to share in the evening and refreshments on offer. Further details prior to the date please contact Sheila on 01797 223927.

SEDLESCOMBE PLAYERS: Did you miss our recent excellent production of ‘Tom Jones’? A deliciously naughty 18th Century romp. Did you hear what a delight it was? Well, the players will be on tour at the Stables Theatre in Hastings from Wednesday October 19 to Saturday October 22 at 7.30pm so you have another chance to see and enjoy. Tickets can be obtained by contacting the box office on 01424 423221 or online Thoroughly recommended as a delightful evening, the 70’s film starring Albert Finney made scandalous viewing however the stage production is a slightly more delicate affair, and great fun.


It is with a good portion of sadness that I write this next part as I have to report the passing of Ralph Dellow last week. Over many years he was involved in numerous groups around the village including the Friendship club set up for the benefit of older residents in need of company, the Youth club ensuring this survived to benefit the younger residents, both the Spring and Summer fayres, raising money for the village and other charities. He also served in the past on the Parish council, all of these groups being voluntary organisations. He will be sorely missed by the community and our condolences and thoughts go to Jean and their family at this time.

HAVE YOU NEWS ?: I look forward to receiving your news to be published. If you are looking for new members for your club or organisation why not send me a small piece, outlining your club or organisation aims, activities, membership etc. or if you have an event coming up in the village or local area then why not let me have the details to advertise for you? This is a free service to the village offered by the Battle Observer and hope you will take full advantage of it. Please contact me by email at or by calling 870344. Please allow a couple of weeks notice before an event to allow for full coverage.

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