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COFFEE MORNING: Maureen Ford has asked me to put this piece in the column to ask people to support their local hospice. Tomorrow, Saturday, St Peter and St James Hospice Coffee Morning, 10am to noon at St Thomas Hall, Cliffe High Street. There will be cakes and various stalls and refreshments. The hospices need our support and they are wonderful places for people to be treated, so please give them all the support you can.

TWINNING: Rodmell Parish Council has received an invitation from the council of Le Bourg Dun to consider a twinning arrangement. The village is a small community of about 500 inhabitants about 20kms from Dieppe and 3kms from the coast. The village organises various festivals throughout the summer and boasts an impressive array of facilities; farms, bakery, post office, grocers, antique dealer, clothes shop, library and primary school. The parish council would like to know if villagers would be interested in being involved in a twinning association. Please contact Judith Bradbury, Clerk to Rodmell Parish Council.

FACILITIES: Le Bourg Dun is lucky to still have so many facilities as Rodmell is now only left with a pub, a school, Church and limited bus service. This is probably more than a lot of villages have.

JUMBLE SALE: Don’t forget the jumble sale in Rodmell Village Hall tomorrow, Saturday, 2pm. Our village hall needs funds so please support it.

DRIVING: Coming back from Lewes along Friars Walk, I found a car coming straight towards me on Sunday. The lady driver looked rather horrified and quickly managed to turn around and go the right way in this one way area. Usually its persistent bike riders riding the wrong way that motorist come face to face with. A little further on I noticed a cyclist going down a No Entry narrow street along Southover. Don’t these people know their road signs?

CARERS FORUM: I went to a Carers Forum at Peacehaven’s Meridian Way Community Centre on Wednesday October 7. As a carer these meetings are important to me and you can learn a lot from other carers. I don’t think people realise how many men, as well as women, have physical abuse reigned on them by the people they care for, as well as verbal abuse, it’s very disturbing, as is the fact that there are so many young carers who have to do intimate care for their parents as well as just the shopping, cleaning, cooking and trying to keep up with school work. It’s always pointed out by the authorities that the sick person has Human rights but what about the carers also having Human Rights. In many cases they have no options and no choice.

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