Sedlescombe news
Sedlescombe news

NEW BOOK CLUB: The new book club has started meeting this year but there is still time to join in. They meet in the pub on the last Tuesday of each month at 2pm, so February 28 and have arranged ‘reads’ for the next 4 months so if you enjoy reading, sharing your enthusiasm for a good read and the idea of a monthly meet up over a cup of tea with a small informal and friendly group, then please get in touch with Glynis on or telephone 870804

MINI MARKET AND COFFEE MORNING: The next coffee morning and mini market will be on Thursday March 2 from 10am to 11.30am in Sedlescombe village hall. All the usual goodies, books, puzzles, bric a brac, bird food , home baking and preserves plus a chance to be weighed and check those winter pounds you may have put on , in confidence of course. Rounded off with coffee tea and scones, just £1, all helping to raise funds for our parish church. Everyone is welcome.

LENT LUNCHES: Date for you diary but not too far off. Lent Lunches will start this year on Friday March 3 at 2 Forge Cottages, The Green at 12noon. You are invited to have a bowl of soup with crusty bread, £ 3 each . All proceeds for charity , yet to be decided. All are welcome to attend a welcome awaits friends old and new . These lunches will run for the six Fridays in Lent.

GRAND QUIZ AND SUPPER: Sedlescombe and district flower club are organising a quiz and supper evening for Wednesday April 12 at the village hall. You are invited to take part in this fundraising event, teams of six are the order of the evening but don’t worry if you are not in a team and would like to take part, new friends will be waiting for you to make a dream team ! Tickets are £7.50 which includes supper. Tickets can be reserved now by calling 870344 or email

TABLE TOP SALE REPORT: Margaret reports “ Wow , what a morning, beautiful sunshine, lots of tables, lots to buy and lots of customers to buy, what more could we ask for . It was a great result £300 plus on the day and £100 in donations. It was so good to see people enjoying refreshments and chatting, everyone agreed it was a great atmosphere. Thanks must go to everyone who helped in anyway, many hands made the work much easier. We have been asked when is the next one? We will have to wait and see”

TRY SOMETHING NEW?: There are lots of groups and organisations around the village that would be pleased to welcome new members and volunteers. Start with the village directory or online at if you are looking for a new interest this year.

SEDLESCOMBE FAYRE JULY 15 2017: Are you interested in being involved in the day on the sports field this year?

Sedlescombe and District Gardening society will be staging their summer show in the marquee on the day and the Friends of Sedlescombe Church will be serving the refreshments from the Sports pavilion as in 2016. Debra Veith will once again be heading up the team along with Jan Heap as treasurer and myself to help with the organisation of the day. An official secretary would be helpful to keep us all updated as we move along with more interested people to ensure that Sedlescombe has a family day to remember in 2017. So if you think you could offer some of your time and services or would like to know more then please get in touch with Debra on 01424 870914.

HAVE YOU NEWS?: This is a free service to the village offered by the Battle Observer and hope you will take full advantage of it. I look forward to receiving your news to be published in 2017. 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? 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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