Sedlescombe news
Sedlescombe news

JUMBLE SALE: DON’T MISS IT! THIS SATURDAY, October 22 in the Sedlescombe village hall. Doors open to the public at 2pm, entrance is only 50p and refreshments will be available. Come and see if you can find a bargain. All proceeds will go to The Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust.

Please 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. We would be pleased to take it from you, just deliver it to the hall on the day from 11am. If it is not possible for you to bring then please contact Pauline on 870412 or 870344 today, Friday, to arrange a collection.

SEDLESCOMBE PLAYERS: Last two nights of performance at the Stables Theatre in Hastings, Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22 at 7.30pm. Did you miss their excellent production of ‘Tom Jones’? A deliciously naughty 18th Century romp. Did you hear what a delight it was? There may still be tickets available, contact 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.

BOX OF LOVE SHOE BOX APPEAL: Margaret writes “A little reminder to anyone kindly making up a box, we would like them returned by the coming Sunday October 23 or at the latest October 30. These can be delivered to church or to 2 Forge cottages, The Green or telephone 870808 and we will collect, this allows time for them to be blessed on their way ready for collection by November 5. We thank you for your support”.

SEDLESCOMBE GREEN WI: The next meeting of Sedlescombe Green WI will be on Wednesday October 26 in the village hall at 7.30pm. This will be the Annual General Meeting followed by members making and mixing Christmas puddings ready to boil at home the next day. Please bring a large mixing bowl, spoon and apron, the rest will be provided. The competition continues as flower of the month and /or your favourite pudding recipe. Visitors and new members are always welcome call 870533 for information.

SEDLESCOMBE FAYRE AND FLOWER SHOW 2017: The date for next years’ fayre will be July 15 2017. The Sedlescombe Societies Association held their annual general meeting at the Queens Head at the beginning of the month. 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 a lot more interested people to ensure 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 STORES: Have you noticed the poster at the village shop? They are looking for volunteers to help out there. Speak to Nicholas or Joanna if you are interested in donating some time. Please try and support our local shop and make your life a little easier, it is so convenient and at the same time you will be supporting your local community.

CHORAL CONCERT: There is something very special about a large choir, accompanied by a fine orchestra, singing some of the greatest music ever written and the 100 voices of Cranbrook Choral Society will be performing Haydn’s magnificent The Seasons at St. Dunstan’s Church Cranbrook for their autumn concert on the November 19. Full details are on their website: It’s great that you don’t have to go to London to hear live performances of this quality and I know that there’ll be a large party from Sedlescombe in the audience.

THANK YOU: The Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust were nominated as one of the worthy charities to receive an award this year from the Rural Pastimes weekend. On behalf of the committee who were made very welcome at the presentation evening in Sedlescombe village hall last Friday and the members of the Trust we would like to thank the team behind Rural Pastimes who made all this possible. And of course, a big thank you for your very generous donation.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: The next church coffee morning and mini market will be on Thursday November 3 in the village hall from 10am to 11.30am. The annual church Advent fair will be on Saturday November 26 atlso in the villahge hall at 12noon. More details to follow in the next few weeks.

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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