Sedlescombe news
Sedlescombe news

LENT LUNCHES: Lent Lunches started last Friday and was very successful with about 20 people enjoying homemade soup and crusty bread at Margaret’s home at 2 Forge Cottages, The Green at 12noon until 1.30pm. It is just £3 each. The first date raised £122 to be shared between two charities , the Seaview project for the homeless based in St Leonards and Farm Africa. All are welcome to attend today, March 10 where you will enjoy a hearty soup lunch and the company of friends old and new. These lunches will run for the four Fridays of Lent.

EASTER LILIES: It is time to order Easter Liies at £2 each in memory of loved ones. These lilies will be used to decorate the church at Easter. All names will be included on the roll of honour which will be on display in church over Eastertide. Envelopes to order will be available in church next Sunday or you can call Sylvia on 870688 or Margaret on 870808 to order or find out more details.

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

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH: Margaret writes ”Thanks to all who came to to our events last week, the coffee morning and mini market on Thursday raised £90 plus, with a good crowd in a lovely warm hall on a chilly day”

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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