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FETE: It is the Southease Village Open Gardens Fete tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday, 1pm to 5pm. There will be six gardens to explore, teas and cakes, a barbecue at 1pm each day, plants for sale and other stalls and the Seaford Silver Band will be playing at intervals during the weekend. Entry is by £5 donation in aid of Southease Church.

ATTACK: It was with shock and horror that I saw on TV that police are appealing for witnesses after an horrific, unprovoked attack on a man outside The Ark Pub (I believe it was the proprietor) in riverside, Newhaven at around 10pm on Saturday May 30. Anyone with information please call 101 and quote 1459 of 30/05.

As my ladies that lunch group use this pub about once a month and have admired the effort that has been put into it of late, it has special interest to us.

The décor inside is interesting, the garden is lovely, the staff are kind and helpful and we enjoy the food. As Newhaven needs people who are prepared to make efforts to bring it up, once can only admire the efforts that owners and staff are putting into this riverside pub.

Let’s hope the lowlife that did this deed will soon be caught before they do a similar thing to some other unsuspecting person.

EXHIBITION: The Art and Flower Exhibition held in our church recently and masterminded by Jenny Brown and helpers, made £687 for church funds. Well done all.

PARISH COUNCIL: I didn’t make it to the first meeting of the new parish council. We now have three new councillors, including new chairman John Gillies. Please support those hard working people by coming to meetings.

SCRAPBOOKS: On Friday, June 19, there will be another display of the Village Scrapbooks in the village hall from 4pm to 8pm. We hope some of our older residents will turn up and talk about their memories of the village.

The last display caused great interest. If you have any old photos of the village, do bring them along. Please phone Christine Isitt (01273 475943) for more information.

WI: On Tuesday, Rodmell and Southease WI have Antony Penrose from Muddles Green to give a talk on Lee Miller and Roland Penrose at Farley Farmhouse – Surrealists and the Bloomsbury Set, 8pm in the village hall.

COFFEE MORNING: Wednesday June 24, coffee morning at 11am in the village hall.

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