Parish pump Newhaven - March 28, 2014

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Alfriston

ROGER AND LOUISE WALLWORK with their two daughters Arrabella and Bea are emigrating to Perth, Australia. They have despatched all their belongings and the Tudor House Restaurant, where they have lived and worked for thirteen and a half years, is closed. The family will be sadly missed in the village but with Skype and modern technology they will continue to keep in close contact with the rest of their family and friends here.

WI NEWS from Wendy Day: The March meeting was well attended by both members and visitors. Judith Bastide gave a very informative talk on Surprising Facts about Sussex Writers. She talked about five writers, some of them having lived in or near Eastbourne. George Orwell was reputed to have based his Animal Farm on Chalk Farm in Willingdon. Mrs Bastide gave her audience clues about the subjects of her talk and provided a prize for the person who came up with the most correct answers. After the talk members were told about several outings that are being considered and asked for ideas in respect of the WI’s centenary celebrations next year and Alfriston’s WI’s centenary in 2018. The next meeting will be at the War Memorial Hall on April 15 at 2pm when Irene Wilson will talk about the National Garden Scheme. Visitors will be welcome. From the May meeting the venue will change to the Old Chapel Centre.

THE APIARY is on the move. At the end of April what was The Tudor House Restaurant will be the new home of The Apiary. The dress shop, that opened in the village nine years ago, will soon be moving along the High Street to the larger space providing a wider choice of clothes and accessories. It will also have the added attraction of serving coffee. The website address is www.apiary.biz.

A DATE FOR THE DIARY: Dr Sue Harrinton, from UCL, who has written a paper on the dig that took place in Selmeston which revealed Anglo Saxon graves, will be giving a talk about this in the Selmeston Village Hall on April 17 at 7.30pm. Tickets (available on the door) cost £5 and include a glass of wine.

Bishopstone

FREE HORSE MANURE available on the west (Newhaven) side of Bishopstone Road between Bishopstone Estate and Bishopstone Pond: help yourself, but please return or replace the bags.

WHIST DRIVE at 7.30 pm tomorrow, Saturday, in Bishopstone Parish Hall, £2.50 per person including refreshments. All welcome to this fun and light-hearted evening raising money for the Parish Hall.

MOTHERING SUNDAY special non-Eucharistic All Age Service at 10.15 am, Sunday, St Andrew’s Church. Refreshments will be served in the tower after the service.

CHURCH MEETING: St Andrew’s annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) at 11.40am, Sunday April 6 in the Parish Hall. This annual meeting includes reports of the past year, accounts, and elections for churchwardens, deanery synod representatives and PCC members.

IT IS WITH great pleasure that we announce that Her Pinkness in the hair department (Liz Holland) has raised in excess of £1,000 in aid of Progressive Supernuclear Palsy (PSP), a rare brain disease from which her mother-in-law is suffering. You can still make a donation via the website www.justgiving.com/LIZ-holland2 or call in person before midday every day at Linda’s Stores, Bishopstone Station.

Falmer

LADIES GROUP: Both the February and March meetings had to be postponed for a week later than usual due to the Albion home matches; getting to Falmer on match nights is very difficult for members if they live outside the village, so events for these months have to be moveable subjects. This month a games evening was arranged, and although few members were able to attend, it turned out to be a fun evening. Overhearing one group I thought they were arguing, but no, they were playing a game answering questions without saying Yes or No, they were all far too good at it such as ‘I told you that once before I do not like that.’ Other games were played such as dominoes, crib, Uno and an Indian card game taught to us by Bakula. On April 8 Peter Hill will be coming to give an illustrated talk entitled Roam Around Rome.

2014 PR MOMENT Golden Hedgehog Awards: The daughter of Melanie and Tim Cutress, Libby, was nominated for one of these awards with her colleague and on behalf of her employers attended this award ceremony. Libby didn’t win but it must have been an exciting evening. Well done Libby.

ALL THE FIELDS around us on the east of the village have been ploughed. It has been fascinating to watch the very modern machinery moving up and down the fields. With a long arm at the side of the tractor a single furrow was drawn on one side whilst ploughing and on the turn around the furrow would be followed whilst marking again on the other side. It’s very hard not to admire this immense area of land now ready for what? I wish I knew, have they already sowed a crop? It is now a wait and watch game.

Kingston

MOTHERING SUNDAY: As this is a special day for all mums, Kingston Church willhold a special Family Service for Mothering Sunday at 9.45am. All very welcome, including in particular families with their Mothers. (Normal Family Services on the first day of each month will continue as usual on Sunday April 6).

Kingston

MOTHERING SUNDAY: As this is a special day for all mums, Kingston Church willhold a special Family Service for Mothering Sunday at 9.45am. All very welcome, including in particular families with their Mothers. (Normal Family Services on the first day of each month will continue as usual on Sunday April 6).

Lewes

FOOTPATHS GROUP: Buoyed up by a forecast of sun, which did not materialise, and the promise of spring flowers, which did, 16 members of the group burst out of Lewes on an exploration of the countryside south of Uckfield on Wednesday March 19. First up was a perambulation through Uckfield’s own Hempstead Nature Reserve, followed by a traverse of a play park, though only one member felt energetic enough to play on the equipment. No one was mown down while crossing the Uckfield to London railway line, before passing by mysterious Hemstead Wood. The pub at Framfield was persuaded to open for us and suitably fortified we walked along footpath Framfield 9, the site of the famous dispute between the landowner and the Ramblers Association. We also walked across the formally obstructed footpaths of Crockstead Manor Hotel, noting the recently installed steps and signposting. As a finale, we traversed the grandiose edifice and grounds of the Sussex National Golf Resort and Spa where we had a lunch break in a hut before catching the bus at Little Horsted back to Lewes. A very enjoyable walk led by Chris. Our new programme for spring and summer is now available from the Tourist Office in Lewes and the Walking Shop in the Cliffe. Also at www.lewesfootpathsgroup.org.uk. The next walk is on Tuesday, Haywards Heath to Balcombe. Meet at Lewes railway station to catch the 9.48am train to Haywards Heath.

Nevill

AMBERLEY CASTLE: My wife and I, along with my brother and his wife and my two sisters used the coupon offer which was in the Sussex Express a while ago, giving a discount Sunday three course lunch at the Castle. What a fantastic venue. The staff were very attentive, the food was superb and the castle is a jewel in the crown of eating venues. If you are looking for somewhere to go for a special occasion, I would highly recommend it.

CHRIST CHURCH: Last Sunday we welcomed a representative from Embrace the Middle East which is our chosen charity for 2014. Our fundraising this year will be to support the purchase of a car for one of their projects, our aim is £2,000. Worship on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Alan Crook. We are now enrolling children in our Mega Makers Holiday Club which will run from Wednesday July 30 to Friday August 1 from 10am to 12.30pm. Nearly half the places have been allocated so if you want a place for your child (Reception to Year 6 only) contact us on christchurchactivities@btconnect.com

NEVILL SHARES: Table top sale and community café on Sunday May 11, 3pm to 5pm. Tables will be £5 each and can be booked by emailing me directly on suzanneis@tiscali.co.uk

WALLANDS SCHOOL: Young Enterprise Month Marcus Sawyer (Yr4) will be selling a range of stationery (thank you notes, writing paper, postcards etc) to raise money for his chosen charity, The Nutty Wizard. The stationery is all designed and illustrated by Marcus and will be sold from a stall in the crush hall after school on Mondays and Fridays during March. Well done Adam, Reuben G, Will and Harvey. Wallands B football team drew one and won the other and Wallands A won both of theirs. With both teams having two matches left to play Wallands B are currently top of the league with Wallands A joint second with Southover. In netball teams A played B Tuesday at Wallands in their penultimate game. Team A won and with only one game left against Southover B are currently top of the league. Team B are joint second with Western Road. For the first time Wallands entered an indoor cricket Lewes and District league. Our first matches were drawn against Manor Park, Laughton and Barcombe who hosted. Our team of eight yr 5 and 6 had a hesitant start but played really well as a team and narrowly lost one match and convincingly won the other two, placing them joint second overall.

Newhaven, Denton & South Heighton

AGM: The inaugural AGM of a newly formed group, the Friends of Riverside Park, is being held tomorrow (Saturday) at 3pm in the Lewes Road Hut. The main aim of the Friends will be to safeguard the area known as Riverside Park (behind the Jolly Boatman) as a public open space for future generations. If you have an interest in this area, however small, you are welcome to come along to the AGM and express your views.

CAR BOOT Sale organised by Newhaven Twinning Association, Paradise Park, tomorrow, Saturday, 9am to 2pm, sellers arrive 8am. £6 cars, £8 vans. Pay on the day.

POLICE: Members of the team will be at Paradise Park on Sunday from noon to 2pm. They will have crime prevention advice and goodies so go along and get advice or raise any concerns you might have.

CLOCKS: Do not forget to put your clocks forward tomorrow (Saturday) night as British Summer Time begins at 2am Sunday morning. A good way to remember is Fall Back, Spring Forward.

MOTHERS’ DAY: I am sure everyone has remembered that March 30 is Mothering Sunday. All the pubs and restaurants are offering special menus but they are getting booked up fast.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The next meeting is being held in the Hillcrest Centre on Tuesday at 7pm for 7.30pm when John Davey will be giving a talk on the Lost Industries of Lewes. He has a fascinating collection of old photographs built up by his father Leslie Davey, known as Mr Lewes, taken when the banks of the River Ouse were lined with cargo docks and warehouses and heavy goods could only be moved by water because road and rail transportation were not fully developed. Members attend free and visitors are welcome for an entrance fee of £2.

U3A: The next meeting of Newhaven and Peacehaven U3A will be held on Thursday at Newhaven Baptist Church, Church Hill at 10am when Dave Homewood will speak about Talking Machines.

RNLI: Derek and Ann Payne will be hosting a coffee morning at 2 Bay Vue Road, Newhaven on Saturday April 5, 10am to noon to raise funds for Newhaven Lifeboat. All welcome. Entrance fee, stalls and raffle.

QUIZ to raise funds for this year’s Denton Challenge on June 7. The quiz is being held at the Flying Fish, Denton, on Sunday April 6 at 7pm. Teams of up to six people, £5 a team. Individuals welcome to make up a team on the night. To reserve a table email dentonchallenge@gmail.com

GUEST HOUSE Storytellers. Myths and Legends is the theme of their next meeting on Tuesday April 8 at Hillcrest Centre. Universal trials and tribulations of life to gain a greater understanding. Come along and share a story or just relax and soak up the wisdom. To book a slot, maximum 10 minutes, to tell a story email Elizabeth at wizzie@uwclub.net.Cafe opens at 7pm, stories begin at 7.30pm. £4, concessions £3 on the door.

Peacehaven

MOTHERS’ DAY: Lest you have forgotten this important day falls on Sunday. So if you have done nothing so far to mark this special day then you’d better get a move on.

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING: Last year the attendance for this once a year report about what has been achieved throughout the year was pretty poor. I am amazed that some residents don’t know what is happening whilst others appear not to care. The event this year is on Tuesday April 15 at 6.30pm in the Anzac Room. There will be three presentations. Katy Bourne, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex Police, will talk about her role. Chris Bibb from Lewes District Council, who is the Project Officer for Peacehaven’s Big Park project, will provide a progress report and our local police will give some details about what is happening around the town. So make a note in your diary and make a point of being there.

CADDY LINERS: The bags for waste food originally supplied with the caddies have probably been used up by now. However a new roll of 50 liners are available from the information office for just £2. They are much larger and stronger than those originally supplied.

MORNING MARKET: The market tomorrow, Saturday, in the Community Hall, Meridian Centre has been arranged by the Community Orchard Charity from 8.30am to noon. The next market is on Saturday April 5 and will be organised by INAA. To book a table contact them on 07596 589 577.

COFFEE MORNINGS: The coffee morning today, Friday, has been arranged by Meridian Evening WI who will be in the foyer of the Community House from 8.30am until noon serving teas, coffees, and cakes. Next week on Tuesday the Peacehaven WI will be behind the counter serving those welcome morning refreshments. Followed on Thursday by Harlequin Dance Studios. Finally on Friday April 4 a new comer to the refreshment kiosk when Sussex Pet Rescue will be happy to offer teas, coffees and cakes.

COUNCIL MEETING: Despite it being Tuesday April 1 (April Fools Day) there is no council meetings this Tuesday. The next meeting will be for the planning and highways committee on Tuesday April 8 in the Anzac Room, Meridian Centre starting at 6.30pm.

OPEN GARDENS: Last year’s Open Garden Day proved very popular although some people complained that they could not get round to all in the available time. So this year the event will be held for two days. Saturday and Sunday June 28 and 29, from 2pm to 5pm. Tickets are £3 per person and all money raised will go to St Wilfred’s Hospice. Please contact alisonstanding@sky.com or on 01273 589502 if you would like to open your garden and also for ticket sales.

CHANGING CLOCKS: It is all happening this March. It was officially spring on March 21 and now British Summer Time (BST) starts at 2am on Sunday March 30. All clocks, watches and timers need to be moved on by one hour. Don’t forget to adjust your alarm clock too or you will be arriving late for work on Monday.

COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY: The next surgery will be on Saturday April 12 from 10am until 11am in the Anzac Room Meridian Centre. Councillors will be there to help and advise on any matters that affect you or the town. This is a drop in surgery so no appointment is necessary, just turn up.

DOG LOVERS: The local police are walking their dogs on The Dell on Monday from 4pm to 5pm. All dog owners and dog lovers are welcome to join them and have a chat. There will be free doggy poo bags and doggy play balls kindly donated by Meridian Vets.

CINEMA: There is a showing of Saving Mr Banks in the Community Hall, Meridian Centre on Wednesday starting at 7.30pm. It took Walt Disney 20 years to obtain the rights to convert the book Mary Poppins by PLTravers into one of the most endearing films in cinematic history. The show stars Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks. Tickets are available from the information office at £5 each.

Ringmer

FOOTBALL: Congratulations to the first team for reaching both the John O’Hara and RUR Cup semi-finals last week and also to the veterans for reaching the semis of the Fred Pretty Cup, well done to all concerned. This evening, Friday, the second team are at home to Hassocks in a reserve section premier league fixture with a 7.45pm kick off. Tomorrow, Saturday, the first team are at home to St Francis Rangers with a 3pm kick-off at The Caburn. Currently, there is no mid-week fixture but this could change so please keep an eye on the fixtures in the local press. On Sunday evening in the bar the ever popular quiz night returns. Teams of up to four, £1 per team member, multi-choice questions (so no questions you can’t answer) and hopefully a bit of fun. All are welcome and the quiz kicks of at 7.30pm for an 8pm prompt start.

COFFEE MORNING: Ringmer Bowls Club coffee morning will be held tomorrow (Saturday), 10am to 11.30 am, in the club house next to the Green. 50p entry charge includes coffee and biscuits. All the usual stalls including cakes, raffle and tombola.

NEARLY NEW SALE: Ringmer Tiddlers and Toddlers sale will be held tomorrow (Saturday) in the village hall 10.30am to noon. Children’s clothes and equipment age 0 to 5 years. Everything you need when having, raising or minding a little one. Tea and cakes also available. Entrance £1 per family.

CHURCH SERVICES: On Sunday, 8am Holy Communion, 9.45am Family Service. There will be no evening service as Sally Epps is being licensed at Burwash Parish Church at 5pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

VILLAGE HALL CHARITY: The AGM of the Village Hall Charity will be held on Monday in the St Mary’s Room of the village hall at 7pm. All welcome.

SING AND SIGN: There will be free Sing and Sign taster sessions for babies aged 6 to 30 months (approx) at 11am and for those from birth to 6 months at noon on Wednesday in the village hall. Please phone or e-mail Jane Marshall to book a place. Tel: 01273 243786, Mob: 07958 539903, e-mail: janemarshall@singandsign.co.uk

FLOWER CLUB: The next meeting will be held on Wednesday at 2pm in the village hall with a flower arranging demonstration by Gaenor Circus entitled Ancient and Modern. Visitors are always welcome to come to meetings (£4 to include tea and biscuits) and also new members. The optional competition is Cheap and Cheerful featuring daffodils.

BRIDGE CLUB: At its meeting on Wednesday March 19, the result of the duplicate pairs played was: 1, Jenny Charman and Michael Slot; 2, Liz and Tom Owen; 3, Frances McGuckin and Alan Grindley. The club next meets in the St Mary’s Room of the village hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Contact 814220.

FUND RAISING LUNCH: The Evergreen Club are holding another of their popular Fund Raising Lunches on Thursday at 12.30pm in the village hall, £6. They invite all friends to join them for a home-cooked meal and a sociable occasion. Tickets and further information Tony Heath 812902 or Mavis Hathway 813742.

MEETING: The annual parish council meeting will be held on Thursday at 7.30pm in the village hall. The guest speakers will be Steve Gilbert, and Nic Willett from RSPB South Downs on Futurescape: Linking our Local Landscape. Refreshments will be served by Ringmer WI. All welcome.

SPRING SHOW: The RBL Horticultural and Home Produce Society Spring Show will be held in the village halls on Saturday April 5; the doors will be open to the public at 2pm. There will be the usual display of daffodils and tulips, the flower arrangement section and the cookery and preserves section. The handicrafts section includes painting New Beginnings, an item of needlework and photography where the two titles are Winter in Ringmer and Off the Beaten Track. To help our funds there will be two stalls at this show. One will be plants organised by Robbie Blount and the other for books, records and CDs organised by Bob Cairns. Please bring your contributions on the day of the show or make arrangements for collection with Robbie on 813120 or Bob on 812784. All other information in is our show schedule, copies of which are available in the village hall foyer or you can contact Albert Knight on 813322.

Rodmell & Southease

THE BIRDS are going mad at the moment, singing and gathering nesting material and the lambs are appearing everywhere. I just love spring and wish all the glory’s of it just lasted longer. As I have a hairdresser come to the house, she also cuts the hair of some of my neighbours, and to keep the birds happy I throw the hair onto the garden for nesting material. It goes in no time. I also put the fluff from the tumble dryer out for them so the nests around here should be pretty snug.

THE TALK on the Battle of Lewes Tapestry by Maggie Lanning, was very interesting and informative, at our WI meeting on Tuesday March 18. Many workers have been busily stitching this tapestry to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Lewes this year. It should be finished very soon and will go on show for free before settling into its permanent home. Details will be available soon.

BIRTHDAYS: I have a lot of birthdays coming up this month and was most amused to find this little verse on a card I bought: Life should not be a passing journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skim in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, totally worn out and screaming woo hoo what a ride. I wanna go round again.

MOTHERING SUNDAY: On Sunday our church has an 11am service. Please bring your mothers and collect a pretty posy of flowers for them. Coffee and biscuits afterwards. Clocks go forward this weekend, don’t forget.

IT’S SO NICE to keep up with the news on how the children from the village school have progressed over the years. The latest news is that Halen Aitken, as was, (she is now Mrs Sinclair) will be moving to New Zealand. Her proud mum gave me the following news: Jonathan Sinclair (Helen’s husband) has been appointed British High Commissioner to New Zealand and Governor of the Pitcairn Islands. He will take up the appointment in August 2014. He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1996. It’s lovely to hear news of the youngsters that used to come to the Youth club, which I helped run with other villagers for years. Many who went to our little village school have done so well in life and have fond memories of the school. I was sent to a school in Brighton that I was not happy at. The various issues in the media at the moment brought back memories from 60 years ago when I was at what was called a commercial school for young ladies, where you were taught mainly shorthand and typing and your parents had great hopes of you landing a prestige job I was a rebel who hated all this and did not do well as I wanted to go into farming or art. Several of my friends did well, one, Maureen, even working for Tiny Rowlands and the Lonrho Group. She was able to use his personal plane. Several others went abroad to work. There were several amusing episodes whilst at this school, one being an influx of handsome Chilean sailors into the town, which resulted in several quick marriages at a very young age, or girls leaving in haste. One girl ran off to the circus to be, I believe, a trapeze artist. I remember her name was Frances Whittle, and I often think of her, and wonder who she got along.

IN THOSE DAYS it was a great sin to get pregnant without being married, and I can remember us girls looking down from the top deck of a bus, into the garden of a home fur unmarried mothers situated on a corner of Beaconsfield Road watching the young mums, and hoping we never got into this situation. Problem boys in those days were also taken from their parents and sent to Australia to work on out-back farms. I remember one from our area going because he was a wild child according to his parents. Such issues are now making the press, after many years of being hushed up.

Seaford

TALK: A once famous Lewes novelist whose acid comments led to her diaries being kept closed for nearly 40 years is the subject of the next East Blatchington Lecture. She was Mrs Dudeney, who vividly describes her tragi-comic marriage to the celebrated mathematician Henry Dudeney, her career, her lover and two world wars, as well as her forays into high society through her friendship with the millionaire politician Sir Philip Sassoon. A Lewes Diary has been edited by Diana Crook, who will be talking about the diaries at St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Road, on Tuesday. The passage of time has allowed a new edition of the diaries to give previously withheld information on Mrs Dudeney’s lover, a Sussex artist, as well as intriguing gossip concerning a clergyman and an amateur actress. The lecture is open to everyone. It starts at 2.30pm, and tickets are just £5, including refreshments, available on the door, or from the Seaford estate agents Newberry Tulley.

TWINNING ASSOCIATION: Seaford Twinning Association offers a package of fun-bingo and a bring-and-share American Buffet on Saturday April 5. Entrance and Bingo is only £2.50 so cash-prizes needn’t be expected, but an entertaining evening is on the cards. The event is at 37 Church Street (Tourist Office entrance), doors open 7.15pm to 7.30pm. There will be a raffle for STA funds (donations of prizes also welcomed). Players should bring their own drinks. For more information, and to book if bringing a party, ring Liz on 01323 896315.

Telscombe

CLOCKS CHANGE: In the UK the clocks go forward one hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March. The period when the clocks are one hour ahead is called British Summer Time (BST) which means there’s more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings (sometimes called Daylight Saving Time).

MOTHERS’ DAY: Don’t forget its Mothers’ Day on Sunday.

SUPPORT GROUP: There will be a meeting of the local Breast Cancer Support Group on Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm in Telscombe Civic Centre. The group’s aim is to give social support to anyone with breast cancer, or anyone with concerns about it, friends, relatives or those awaiting diagnosis. The meetings are friendly and relaxed with tea, coffee and delicious cakes. They have a qualified therapist providing reflexology or hand massage. If you prefer to have a one-to-one chat, or for more information, please ring Pat Dunkley on 01273 582952 or 07760 300467.

MEETING: Telscombe Residents Association are meeting in room 1 at the Civic Centre on Thursday at 7.30pm. Come along and join them for an informal chat over refreshments about local issues and you will have the opportunity to put forward your views and proposals for Telscombe. All Telscombe residents and new members are very welcome.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE: This is to let you know that the Post Office branch within Goodfayre at Central Court in Central Avenue will be closing on Tuesday April 15 at 5.30pm for a refurbishment, re-opening on Tuesday April 29 at 1pm. This is part of a three year investment and support programme by the Post Office which will see about 6,000 branches converting to new style branches. The aim is to create a more modern and convenient retail experience for customers including (a) a modern open plan environment for customers (b) the same products and services with the addition of car tax (c) longer opening hours. Other local Post Offices for use during this time are situated in the Co-op at the Meridian Centre and at 138 South Coast Road, Peacehaven.

GOODFAYRE store at Central Court in Central Avenue will also be closed during the above dates for refurbishment. Watch this space for news of special events that will be taking place following the re-opening of the Post Office and Goodfayre store on April 29.

Willingdon, Wannock & Jevington

NEW CHEF: Ray Brailsford is now the new chef at the Wheatsheaf in Willingdon Village. Ray has had many years’ experience running pubs and pub kitchens. He will be offering high quality British pub fayre with a fresh twist.

WANNOCK ARTISTS will meet from 7pm to 9pm today, Friday, at Wannock Village Hall. Janet Redden will give a demonstration of still life in pastels.

FAR CRY will entertain customers at the British Queen at 8.30pm tomorrow, Saturday.

ASTRONOMY: Eastbourne Astronomical Society will meet from 7.30pm to 10pm tomorrow, Saturday, at Willingdon Memorial Hall. The speaker is Dr Paul Abel and his talk is Visual Observing in the Age of Digital Imaging.

IT’S OPEN HOUSE at Sunrise Senior Living in Upper Kings Drive from 10am to 4pm tomorrow, Saturday, where visitors are invited to experience first-hand the beautifully appointed community facilities. For further information please ring 01323 525000.

MEETING: Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council will hold a cemetery committee meeting at 7.30pm on Monday at Willingdon Community School. Meetings are open to the public. Ring 01323 489603 for further information.

DEMONSTRATION: Willingdon Flower Club meet at 1.45pm on Friday April 4 at the Memorial Hall when Sue Htoon and Wendy Jacques give a demonstration Double Take.

A QUIZ NIGHT hosted by Maureen and John Males at the Cottage, Dittons Road, Polegate will be held from 7pm on Saturday April 5. It is being organised by Sandy and John in aid of the JPK Sussex Project which aims to provide supported residential accommodation for people with a learning disability at Edgmont, Old Town. Tickets to include supper are £8. Contact Maureen on 01323 482011.

THE LICENSING of Fr Kevin Agnew as parish priest of St Mary’s Church is at 7.30pm on Tuesday April 8 at a Eucharist at which the Bishop of Horsham, the Right Reverend Mark Sowerby will preside, assisted by the Archdeacon of Lewes and Hastings, the Venerable Philip Jones.