St Michael’s Hospice – Open Gardens of Old Town

Looking for something fun to do on Saturday 7th of June? Want to support St Michael’s Hospice, caring for people with life-limiting illnesses throughout Hastings and Rother?

Come and visit the thirteen Hastings Old Town Open Gardens, taking place on Saturday 7th of June (10.30 – 4.00), in aid of St Michael’s Hospice.

Six pretty cottage gardens running along the old twitten by Trafalgar Cottages, as well as gardens on Tackleway, the High Street, Woods Passage and Wellesley Court. This is a unique opportunity to see the hidden private gardens of Old Town and support the Hospice.

Admission can be purchased at any of the gardens for £5 (maps provided). Refreshments will be available at The Stade Open Space.

For more information on the Open Garden season please contact Sally on 01424 456369.

BOBs Recreation Ground Committee – Competition

You will by now have all seen the latest addition to the play equipment at the recreation ground. Our boat has weathered the stormy winter well, at times we were scared she was actually going to set sail heading for the river Brede. But she stayed steady and is looking forward to warmer weather and welcoming lots of children to come and play this Summer.

Huge thank you to Chris Allum, our resident village carpenter, who took Julie and Bruni’s sketches and measurements and made them into a reality. It is great to have such a unique piece of play equipment and something celebrating the local maritime heritage.

Now the drier weather is here (hopefully) she can have a coat of paint and be officially named.

To be in with a chance of naming the boat and getting your picture in the paper write your name suggestion along with your own name, address and phone number on a piece of paper and put it in an envelope with a minimum 50p donation (towards more play equipment).

Return it to:

Ashville (between bakery and school)
Udimore Road


Elm Tree Cottage
Rhias Glade (behind bakery)

By 22nd of April. The names will be put to the BOBs committee to choose and the winner will be notified by the 1st of May.

Good Luck!

The Brede Players AGM

Wednesday 30th April at the Rainbow Trout – 7 for 7.30 start.
We will be discussing the last year and making plans for the year ahead as well as electing the committee. This is your chance to find out more about the Brede Players, we welcome any new members.

Join us for a drink and to listen to the Rye Ukelele band too!

The Brede Players present The Wind in the Willows

The Brede Players present The Wind in the Willows with our regular cast of talented (we think so!) actors and back stage helpers.

Brede Village Hall

Friday 10th January 2014 7:30pm
Saturday 11th January matinee at 2pm and again at 7:30pm

Friday tickets are £6 adults, and £3 children and Saturday £7 adults and £3 children.

There will also be a raffle and refreshments will be served.

Call 01424 882549 or 883548 for tickets or pop in to Broad Oak Bakery. Have a look at the Wind in the Willows flyer.

Rye NPT Monthly Report October 2013

I have found the following incidents for the month of October. As usual I have not included domestic incidents, internet crime or weather related matters.

Broadoak Brede.

On the morning of the 9th, two door to door sellers were active on the Northiam Road just north of the crossroads.
On the 21st, sheds in the grounds of two homes in Furnace Lane were entered by offenders who went through the garden of an empty property, over a fence and broke in to two sheds. A mower was their intended target.
Two road crashes involving deer on the B2089 have been recorded. Continue reading

Rye NPT Monthly Report September 2013


On the 9th of September, a sheep straying on the highway on the B2089 was killed after being hit by a car.


On the 11th of September just after midnight a single vehicle crash occurred on the B2089 close to Broadlands Row. The driver was slightly injured.

On the 16th, the owner of a property situated near Sowdens found that his fence had been damaged by a vehicle which did not stop.

On the 20th, again on the B2089 close to the junction with Hundredhouse Lane, a car left the road and hit a pole. The driver suffered shock.

On the 25th, some bags containing bones were found dumped in Pottery Lane. Possibly they came from a deer which may have been butchered elsewhere. Continue reading