Sedlescombe

SEDLESCOMBE AND DISTRICT GARDEN SOCIETY AUTUMN SHOW: This Saturday , September 22 the Society will be holding its Autumn Show in Sedlescombe Village Hall. Doors open to the public at 2pm.There will be displays of flowers, floral art, vegetables and fruit as well as cooking, handicrafts, photography, a Young Peoples section, a raffle, and space for a sit down with a cup of tea and homemade cake. This year there will be a presentation of ‘All Things Apple’ and there will be an opportunity to taste dishes made with apples covering all meals of the day. Also the Domestic Section features the ‘Great Apple Pie’ contest, the winner receiving a £10 voucher. Non-members, as well as members, will have entered the classes. Staging of all entries is from 8.00am to 10.15am then the hall is cleared for judging and we open again at 2pm for visitors. Display vases, moss and water and food covers will be provided as appropriate. If you are not already a member you may be inspired to join the Garden Society, £7 per annum per person but only £10 for a family membership. Pick up a membership form at the show or on line see below. If you have any queries, please contact the Show Secretary, Mrs. Page, by e-mail on sdgs.showsecretary@gmail.com or by phone 01424 870455 or 870177. sedlescombegardensociety.org.uk

SEDLESCOMBE SPORTS ASSOCIATION: Sedlescombe Sports Association (SSA) are looking for new committee members to join them to help manage sports and recreation activities in Sedlescombe. The SSA is responsible for managing and promoting sport and recreation in and around Sedlescombe, including the management of the Sports Field and Sports Pavilion in the village. In addition, the SSA are also keen to speak with anyone who may be interested in being a Trustee, who’s primary role will be to provide oversight and guidance to the SSA. Interest would be welcomed from all parts of the community so if you would like to find out more please email info@ssa.one.

FABULOUSLY VINTAGE FAIR: This is an event raising funds for St Michaels hospice taking place this Saturday , September 22 from 10am to 4pm in the grounds of the Hub , Quarry farm, Bodiam TN32 5RA so not too far away from the village. There will be beautiful vintage and retro items for sale, Vintage vehicles on show, live music and entertainment, a village fete and tea room on offer. Entry is £2 with under 16’s free. www.stmichaelshospice.com for any more information.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: Harvest festival at St John the Baptist parish church is now just one week away Sunday September 30 will start with a service of Eucharist at 10.30am followed by harvest lunch in church. We look forward to having lots of people to sharethis with us giving thanks for all the good things we enjoy each day. Gifts of food, flowers and produce , vergetables and fruit will be gratefully received , call 870688 or 870608for collection or leave in church during the week. Thank you in advance for your generous donations . All will be donated to the Seaview Homeless project in St Leonards on sea.

EARLY WARNING: It is time to sort out those cupboards and drawers . the annual jumble sale will take place in the village hall on Saturday October 30 and as always donations will be gratefully received . Please give a call on 01424870808 or 870688 for collection nearer the date or please bring to the hall on the morning of the sale. Time details will follow.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Mark your diaries with Sunday December 9 when Thomasin Trezise will be returning for a Christmas concert in our Parish church. Organised by Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust

HAVE YOU NEWS ?: 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 judy@asselton.co.uk or by calling 870344. Please allow a couple of weeks notice before an event to allow for full coverage.