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David Sale

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ST MARY’S SUPPORTERS CLUB: Tonight, Friday, from 6pm there is an opportunity for non members both adults and children to come along and see what the club has to offer. Pop in for a chat and a drink. There will be our mini skittles alley, toads and table tennis available. Everyone welcome. Race Night tomorrow, Saturday. Fund-raiser for the Royal British Legion (Lewes Branch). We are hoping to raise enough to update and correct a couple of typos on, the Honours Board. Please come along and support us if you can, raffle donations gratefully received. Doors open 7.30pm, first race 8.15pm. Bingo next Friday, April 19, with cash prizes and raffle. Eyes down at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome. Why not take a look at our website, stmaryssupportersclub.co.uk to see what events are being held and how to make a booking or become a member.

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TWITCHERS: I have never really understood bird Twitchers which was what our talk was about at the Riverside Club last week. Matt our presenter was giving an excellent talk on birds, when he told us about travelling from Lewes to the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, to see a Wilson’s Warbler which is only usually seen in America. Due to exceptional weather conditions, the bird had landed up on the Isle of Lewis. What a stunningly beautiful bird it is. Maybe I can see what the attraction is.

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YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU: The Nevill Estate Residents Association AGM is on May 20. The Association will be in its twentieth year, which is a long time for a Residents Group and it is in need of some new blood. People who have been involved since the beginning feel the time has come to stand down. So to maintain the running of it we need a chairman and a co-ordinator for the news letter, which is put together twice a year. There will also be an urgent need for a treasurer. It would be great to start the twentieth year with a new team at the helm. It doesn’t take up much of your time so please come and volunteer.

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NEW LIFE: Come September we will be Great Grandparents and already I am talking to ‘The Bump’ explaining that we are not responsible for the state of the world the poor child will be born into. I dread to think what sort of a life the child will have but at least he or she will have great parents.

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ST MARY’S CHURCH HALL: Walking stick found on Wednesday March 6 after the Ploughman’s Lunch. Please contact 01273 474964 if you think its yours. The next Ploughman’s Lunch will be on Wednesday April 3 at 12.15pm. All are welcome at a mere £2 which includes a super soup.

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DIVERSITY: Having had a weather theme last week, I couldn’t let this weekend go by without a comment. What a difference a few days make; from sunny warm days to cold wet ones overnight. Much more typical February weather, which is what this country is all about. Diversity. No wonder we can’t make a decision on what we want from the EU.

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WEATHER OR NOT: Having worked outdoors for most of my working life, I cannot remember a February so gloriously hot. We were in Kent over the weekend and had lunch in the garden both days and had to put on sun cream. I had never used sun cream until last year and only now realise how extremely lucky I have been not to have contracted skin cancer. What risks we took when we were young.

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RIVERSIDE CLUB: Our speaker today, Friday, is Ray Hale on Eleven Years in the Amazon. If you haven’t renewed your membership yet, please do so, as we are almost at full capacity and will be closing the list very soon. If you have been unable to get to the club due to ill health and wish to remain a member, please let one of the committee members know, so your name will remain on the list.

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ST MARY’S SUPPORTERS CLUB: Get your thinking caps on for our Quiz tonight, Friday. Teams of up to six at £2 per person starting at 8pm. Everyone welcome. Award winning singer Jack Allsobrook will be performing his one man show tomorrow, Saturday, at 8.30pm covering songs through the ages. Non members welcome £2 entrance fee. Bingo Friday February 22, cash prizes and raffle. Eyes down at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome. Why not take a look at our website, stmaryssupportersclub.co.uk to see what events are being held and how to make a booking or become a member.

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LOCALLY GROWN: A lot of you will remember life before we became members of the Common Market. When I was a boy, Mum would send me to the local shops to the butcher/greengrocer to buy vegetables or salad. Depending on what season it was, was dependent on what we could buy. If it was out of season, it wouldn’t be available and that was a way of life, which made the fresh food we did buy, much tastier and fresher than it is today, which is available all year round. So what’s with all the talk of it being complete mayhem when we leave the EU. We managed before, so surely we will manage again. The headlines in the paper are moving the Queen and Duke out of the Palace when riots start. What’s the world coming to? I am preparing to move down to the coast to see if I can board a lorry to get to France or Belgium.

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RIVERSIDE CLUB: The club got off to a great start this year with the majority renewing their membership again for 2019 and some new faces joining. If you are one of the few 2018 members who are wanting to renew but haven’t done it yet, please do so as soon as possible, as we have nearly reached our limit for seating and fire regulations etc. This weeks entertainment is Aerial Photos.

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PANTO: Cinderella was yet another excellent production for St Mary’s Social Centre. From the eldest to the youngest it was lively and funny throughout. A friend of ours, who is involved with amateur dramatics herself, said it was one of the best she had seen. Well done to everyone involved. A lot of hard work resulted in a great week.

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INCOMPETENCE: I wonder how we are going to get out of the £11million law suite that has been levied on our council for the incompetence of our leader of a few years back, for the fiasco of the 49 targeted sites for building houses. If I remember correctly it was a Mr Page from Peacehaven. Where is he now?

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SAD NEWS: We heard the sad news of Jackie Bishop who has died. She was a good friend to many on the Nevill and worked hard to help upgrade the church hall in Highdown Road. She will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with her daughters and family. RIP Jackie.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR: To all my contributors and to the odd one or two of you who like to read the odd comment that I make from time to time. This year will find us all in trouble with the withdrawal of us Brits leaving the EU. I will make no further comment. It would also appear that the drones over Gatwick were an illusion, as the powers that be have been unable to find people responsible. Another cover up I feel.

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Reflections: Time to reflect on what’s happened this year. There doesn’t appear to be any changes on the estates, except parking gets worse and the poor bus drivers need the patience of a saint. We are still awaiting the development of the North Quarter and the finalising of the new Styles housing development. The GP surgeries are preparing for the future “Hub” within the North Quarter but I’m beginning to think it might not be in my time! The Depot is a fantastic bonus to the town and is well attended both as a cinema and a social venue. I think the approach to the leaving of the E.U. has changed but I will not use the word that has dominated the headlines for months and will no doubt continue to do so for many more yet. Just beware if you are booking a”do it yourself” and not a package holiday within the EU after March, there might be new regulations such as legal paperwork in addition to your passport to be aware of. Local news is good news generally, so keep me informed of any Nevill News and we wish all our readers and contributors a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

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HOW DEPRESSING: I find it quite depressing to write here about things there should not be any need to highlight, the first one being the shrubs that were planted for our pleasure. They were stolen from the green in Highdown Road. The second was damage to the Nevill Community Allotment Its fairly unusual to experience or witness anything untoward on the Nevill and I am surprised this has happened. It makes me agree with Social Services and other authorities, that parents should be more aware of where their children are and what they are up to, because I’m assuming its vandalism by youngsters due to boredom. Anyone witnessing any vandalism please report it to the Community Police on Lewes 470101. The other depressing thing last week was when I went into our one and only Post Office in town. They only had one person serving on the counter for the whole of Lewes and one person working in the money office at 11.30am on a Thursday with the queue heading out the door. I stood in line for thirty five minutes. To add insult to injury I then read that Post Office Counters are being handed over to WH Smith, who seem to have a complete disregard of other peoples time because it’s ‘do it yourself’ in their shop. Happy days.

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CHRIST CHURCH: Today (Friday) we have another Christ Church Tots session for pre-school children and their carers from 9.30am to 11.30am. The charge is only £1 per family. We are now into Advent when we prepare for the coming of Jesus. Our Sunday morning service this week at 10.30am will be led by Rev Michael Davies and will include Holy Communion. All are welcome at both Tots and our Sunday service. We have now set our Christmas programme at Christ Church There is a Messy Church on Friday December 21 at 10.30am with crafts, worship and lunch and then a special Christingle service on Sunday December 23. There will be Christingle making at 10am and the service at 10.30am followed by minced pies. On Christmas Day there will be a Family Service beginning at 10am. Never mind all the tinsel and manic shopping, come and experience the real meaning of Christmas at our church. Peace and goodwill to all.

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ST ANNE’S CHURCH: At St Anne’s Church on Monday December 17 at 7pm there will be a Civic/Parish Carol Service. On Christmas Eve the Crib Service will be at 5.30pm for children and families and Midnight Mass will be at 11pm. Holy Communion on Christmas Day will be at 8am and again at 10am with carols.

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SAD OLD LEWES: As I walked down the town Sunday for the war memorial service, I was surprised at he amount of people around Hawkenbury Way. It was a cross country event taking place and as I walked towards the public convenience in the Western Road, there was a large queue of men and women waiting to use the one and only toilet which is a disabled one. What a sad state of affairs for the County Town of Lewes.

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