The children of All Saints primary school brought some Christmas magic to the Heart Of Sidley family celebration last Thursday evening.
They sang favourite Christmas songs at the tree having walked down by the light of lanterns they made themselves at a special workshop. More than 100 people were there outside the New Inn who also enjoyed festive music from four-piece Sussex Brass.
Heart Of Sidley’s Steve Croft said: “It went very well.”
He thanked all those who helped make the celebration a success, including the new Sidley Village Butcher on Ninfield Road which provided burgers for the barbecue which was run by Daniel Okines and Chris Linnett.
He also thanked Pam Bailey from Strome House for helping with drinks, Ian and Jo Vinall of the New Inn for mulled wine, Donna Treadaway, Andrulla Langley, Grant Histed, Mike Turnbull from All Saints as well as pupils and staff, Uncle Bumble, Co-op, Tesco, and Candy Corner.
The event was attended by Bexhill’s deputy mayor Councillor Brian Kentfield and his wife Susan.
Heart of Sidley has plenty to look forward to in 2014 according to Steve.
He commented: “We have a couple of important steps to get through. The first is forming a partnership with people signing up to show their commitment, and the second is to draw up our plan, to see which issues should go forward as projects to work on for the future. It will be very exciting. The plan then goes to the Big Local, and we are then at the stage where, if it’s approved, we can draw our first year’s money. So these are two important steps - and away we go. Then we will see things happening in Sidley.”