Success for Telscombe and Peacehaven Summer Fair

GOOD weather smiled on Telscombe and Peacehaven Summer Fair when it was held at Chatsworth Park on Saturday July 23.

Telscombe Town Council thanked all organisations for their sponsorship and those that donated a total of 39 raffle prizes, first prize being a 32 inch LCD digital TV donated by Crowborough Lodge Residential Care Home. The money raised from the raffle and lamb weighing is a welcome contribution for the Mayor of Telscombe and Peacehaven’s charities.

Deputy clerk Stella Newman said: “In spite of a few last minute hitches, all stall pitches were filled and everything went smoothly and to plan.

“We could not have expected a better day and the volume of support from the local Communities was amazing and the day was a resounding success.

“I was on site from 7.30am overseeing the setting up and ensuring all ran smoothly on the day, and apart from a minor spatter of rain during the frantic morning preparation works, the weather played its part and a bright sunny dry day was enjoyed by all. A very large thank you must also be made to everybody who assisted in one way or another both behind and in front of the scenes which greatly contributed to the success of the day.

“This could not have been achieved without their full support.”

The fair was attended by Telscombe Mayor John Livings, Peacehaven mayor Phil Howson and Newhaven mayor Steve Saunders, as well as the deputy mayor and deputy young mayor of Peacehaven and important local dignitaries, such as the chair of East Sussex County Council Chris Dowling, the chair of Lewes District Council Eileen Russell, the deputy to the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex and Peacehaven MP Simon Kirby.

It was opened at midday by High Sheriff of East Sussex Kathy Gore.

The organised events took centre stage in the main arena and included Southern Stomp line dancers, Newhaven Marching Band, Harlequin Dance School and a Chinese lion dancing team.

The park was filled with charity and association stalls, birds of prey, a fire engine, as well a fairground, a beer tent, burger bar and ice cream vendor.

“Sponsorship for the event came from Southern Water, The House Project, Barratt Homes, HR Goodwin and Sons, Pama Signs, South Coast Glazing, Paul Insurance and the Peacehaven Times.

The fair was relaunched last year when it was held in Peacehaven.

This year it was Telscombe’s turn to host the event.