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NOTICE TO ALL DOG WALKERS: We have some sheep grazing the land in the area (the field boarding warren road, and by the golf course). This morning whilst checking the sheep, the shepherd found the electric wire cut, and the unit used to keep the sheep in their rightful areas stolen. The sheep are not only doing a job of controlling the ragwort from encroaching on the wild flowers in order to keep the land in a condition for people to walk on and enjoy, but they are due to give birth in the coming months, and it is extremely dangerous for them to stray from these areas, this could cause a serious incident such as an RTA. The field in question has no public right of way but we have accepted people using it to exercise their dogs, we have even added stiles to help people learn to respect the fencing and keep yourselves and our animals safe. Lastly in light of recent dog attacks on sheep in Sussex, it is absolutely essential that all dogs are kept on leads whilst near the sheep, please do this regardless of how well behaved your animals are. We would be grateful if anyone who resides in the area could share this post and help to stop this criminal damage. This is a very serious matter and now classed as a criminal offence, if anyone has any information please come forwards and contact Ben Carr 07785272825. Sussex police are now in awareness of this matter and will be keeping a close eye on the area. Please see the map to make yourselves familiar with where the sheep are grazing.

RULL COUNCIL MEETING: On Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Civic Centre. If there is insufficient business, meetings may be cancelled. Please therefore telephone the Civic Centre on 01273 589777 to ensure that the meeting is being held. Meetings are open to members of the public who are able to ask questions for a 15 minute period at the start of each meeting. Meetings are held in Telscombe Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

FLOWER CLUB: Peacehaven and Telscombe Flower Club meet on the third Wednesday of each month, 2pm for 2.30pm start at the Civic Centre with floral demonstrations. Chairman 01273 586191, treasurer 01273 581341.

QUIZ NIGHT: Friday March 17, 7.15pm at the Civic Centre in aid of Comic Relief Red Nose Day. Teams of up to six people at £2 per person. Bring your own food and drink. Come along and have a fun night at this light-hearted quiz evening.

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

FOOTNOTES: A week of definite alarums and excursions. On Saturday my computer screen began to resemble very bad moving 1950’s wallpaper and was completely unintelligible. A dash to the local PC shop confirmed that a new screen was needed, but would take a week to order and fit. Leaving my laptop in their hands I retired home for a week of computer free life, innocently thinking this would not be a problem. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I had forgotten that I communicate almost entirely by e-mail and phone these days. Also that nearly all my contact details are stored on the computer, including the phone numbers. I also bank on-line and when I had to phone them with a query, found I had forgotten all the passwords, special numbers, dates and names that they insist on before accepting it was me on the other end of the line. Using language that had Chaplin opening his eyes at me, I finally got things sorted out. However, it was a lesson on how dependant I am on my computer these days. When the call came to say it was ready for collection, I was very relieved. We celebrated by buying a climbing rose for the frame around the front door, replacing the rather tired clematis that was previously there. Chaplin looking on with approval. Enjoy your week and go safely where ever your travels take you.

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