Sedlescombe news
Sedlescombe news

LENT LUNCHES: Lent Lunches will start this year TODAY 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.

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST NEWS: This Sunday March 5 there will be the monthly family service at 10.30am when children are welcomed to take part in the readings and prayers. There is no communion at the service. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in with refreshments and a chat following the service.

FRIENDS OF SEDLESCOMBE CHURCH: From our recent fundraising activities the Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust have been able to provide funds of £1086 for repairs to the Church roof. Thank you to all our members and supporters.

SEDLESCOMBE AND DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB: After a bumper attendance at last months meeting, please come back and see us again. We have another flower demonstrator visiting the club on Wednesday March 8 when Iris Shaw interpreting the title “Life in France “. Doors will be open from 7pm in readiness for the 7.30pm start. You will have time during the evening to stock up on floral arranging supplies at very keen prices and of course, there will be refreshments and time to socialise during the evening. For some of the lucky audience even the pleasure of winning one of the arrangements to take home to enjoy further. Visitors are always welcome, so if you enjoy the beauty of flowers why not come and see if this is something for you in 2017? For further details prior to the meeting please contact Sheila on 01797223927or Janet on 01424 773708

THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT AND ITS GARDENS: Sedlescombe & District Garden Society will be having a talk on Wednesday March 15 at 7pm in the Village Hall. Stephen Harmer who is an author, lecturer and team leader at Hadlow College will be the speaker. His talk is titled’The Arts and Crafts Movement and It’s Gardens’,which will be followed by refreshments and a raffle. Free to Members, Non Members £2 are very welcome to attend. This will be a very popular talk, one not to be missed.

SEDLESCOMBE VILLAGE HALL MEETING AND AGM: Invitation to attend the next Sedlescombe Village Hall Quarterly Meeting and AGM to be held at Sedlescombe Village Hall on Thursday March 16 2017 at 7.30pm in Committee room 2. The Village Hall (Charitable Trust) provides a venue for regular groups and one off events. It is managed by volunteer trustees with the support of User Group Trustees. If your group regularly uses the hall then you are invited to have a representative for your group on the Trustee Committee. If you do not have a group rep or your current one wishes to step down then we hope that you will come along to the meeting and join us in the management and care of this very successful community building. There is a vacancy on the sub-committee as Isabel is stepping down as Secretary and hopes to stand as Vice-Chair. Would you or someone you know stand as Secretary for the Village Hall?

The role of Secretary involves attending and taking minutes for the Quarterly Meetings and 4-6 meeting of the sub-committee a year. Distributing the minutes, sending out agendas and reminders for the meetings. Registering trustees and keeping trustee details up to date. Correspondence for the committees and trustees is via email so a working knowledge of Word and emailing is needed but Isabel is happy to help for a smooth handover. Contact: Chairman, Mark Fisher 01424 871605 or Secretary, Isabel Fisher

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 ! The questions will not all be on flowers but rounds on a broad range of subjects. Tickets are £7.50 which includes supper. Tickets can be reserved now by calling 01424 870344 or email

LOOKING FOR A JOB OR APPRENTICESHIP TODAY?: The Bexhill Jobs and Apprenticeship Fair returns to the De La Warr Pavilion on Friday March 3 from 10 until 3pm. Event detail via

Every exhibitor has to come with a pledge of job, WEX, volunteering or other. Last year the event had 37 businesses and 21 support organisations exhibiting with 37 roles filled to date following the event, including full-time and part-time roles, apprenticeships and work experience. The group also monitored over 350 conversations between delegates and exhibitors post event.

This year there are over 42 exhibitors signed up. On the day delegates can meet and discuss live opportunities and/or gain advice/be inspired with all the employers, keen to recruit new staff and/or offer apprenticeships or training opportunities. A range of colleges and support organisations will also be attending and offering a range of training, courses and support opportunities.The event is community-led, not-for-profit, being run by a steering group of community leaders and organisations

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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