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COUNCILLORS SURGERY: On the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 11am at the Civic Centre. No appointment necessary. Come along and see your local Councillors.

SUPPORT GROUP: Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month from 1pm to 3.30pm at the Civic Centre. Contact email: bcsgroup@btinternet.com

RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: Telscombe Residents Association meet on the first Thursday of each month from 7.15pm to 9.15pm at the Civic Centre. Email the secretary at tra1956@btinternet.com for a copy of the meeting agenda.

DANCE CLASS: Children’s Dance Class for pre-school age 2 to 4 years, £3.50 per session every Tuesday from 9.15am to 9.45am. Contact Anneli Smith via Civic Centre, 01273 589777.

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: On Sunday December 25 from 10am to noon at the Civic Centre. Come along on Christmas morning and join us for free tea/coffee and bacon rolls.

VILLAGE CLUB: Telscombe Village Club (sub-com) meet on Monday at 7.30pm. Telscombe Village Club sub-committee meetings are held in the Telscombe Village Club.

FOOTNOTES: To Eastbourne this week for their annual Book Festival, to read other authors work to potential buyers. I am always in awe these days of the various devices one can purchase that have books in their hundreds on them, and being able to take something like that on holiday is a boon for me, as I so often, start on a book, I had thought ideal to read on the beach, only to find, after a few chapters, that I was being bored to death. However, I was also pleased to see at the Festival, that traditional hard and soft copies of books were selling extremely well. I have been an avid reader since I was a boy and was a regular weekly borrower from our local library. Indeed, whenever we moved to a new part of London, the first thing I would seek out would be the local library. Very early in life, I began writing short stories myself, and during periods of waiting for rehearsals etc., to begin, I would be jotting down ideas for plots that came to me. Now, I am pleased to say my stories win prizes and I enjoy writing them. I am currently engrossed in a biography of that ‘grande dame’, Edith Sitwell and highly delightful it is, so I still read a great deal. The Festival was well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by all those who came, and went away, clutching their freshly purchased copies. Proof really, I suppose, that despite all the advances of modern science, as welcome as it is, nothing is as good as the feel of a book in ones hand. Enjoy your week and go safely.

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