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RAMBLES: On Wednesday there is a short Seaford Heritage walk with Nobby Field 440624. Also on Wednesday there is a long circular walk north of Heathfield with Tom and Eileen Down 848997. If you would like to go on either of these walks, please contact the walk leaders for more information.

HOPS: Edinburgh Woollen Mills present a fashion show at the Pavilion on Tuesday at 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Entrance is £5 to include refreshments. Clothes to be sold at 20 percent discount, plus £5 for everyone attending to spend in EWM stores.

TABLE TOP SALE: This is tomorrow, Saturday, at the Charles Hunt Centre, Age Concern, Vicarage Road from 9.30am to noon.

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QUIZ NIGHT: This is next Friday, February 24, 7pm for 7.30pm at the Charles Hunt Age Concern Centre, Vicarage Road. £5 per person which includes a fish and chip supper.

HEALTH WALK: Meet at the War Memorial at 10.30am on Thursday for an hour stroll around the town with other walkers. There are leaders front and back to make sure nobody is left behind and a first aider on board. This is open to all and is particularly enjoyed by people with health challenges who may be trying to regain or maintain some degree of fitness. Enquiries to Jenny on 07740 899559.

BONFIRE BINGO: Go along this evening, Friday, with your dibbers in aid of Hailsham Bonfire Society for a game of bingo at the Charles Hunt Centre. Doors open at 7pm for eyes down at 7.30pm. There is a tea break and raffle.

GLENEAGLES RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: This is at 2.30pm on Sunday at Grovelands school hall. Members welcome, non-members can join on the day for £10 per household.

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JAZZ DUKES: The Inn on the Park at Deanland Woodpark is open to the general public and on Tuesday the Jazz Club welcomes the Jazz Dukes from 8pm to 10.30pm. Entry is £8. There is a dance floor, raffle, guest ales, plenty of free parking and food is served from 7pm. Deanland is off the A22 at Golden Cross. Enquiries to 01825 872406.

DAFFODIL COLLECTION DAY:I will be tin rattling on Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25, in the Tesco North Street foyer from 9 to 11am. Please come along and say hello and if you can spare a few coins please pop them in the pot.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Thursday evening was the Strong Trophy competition. Members can enter six prints which are displayed and judged as a coherent panel. There were thirteen entries judged by Trevor Gellard FRPS. The winners were 1, Janice Payne, Venice behind the Veil. Trevor stated that the subtle colours gave an atmospheric and stunning panel. 2, Terry Maskell, Opera House. A creative panel of sections of the Opera House with a good understanding of graphic photography. 3, Janet Monk, Afterlife. A dramatic panel, great presentation and powerful with black mounts. Highly Commended: Roy Morris, Love Supreme Jazz Festival. This panel had drama and feeling of the occasion and has captured movement with excellent colour saturation. Pat Broad, People. An extremely well presented panel taken in different areas of people engaged in daily life and various activities. Trevor said that the quality of pictures and range of subjects were brilliant but had made it difficult for him to pick winners. The chairman thanked members for such fantastic entries and Trevor for judging, appreciating how difficult it was to judge panels especially when all were of such a high standard.

HAILSHAM HEROES AWARD: If you know someone working for the benefit of the Hailsham community or who has committed an outstanding act of bravery or community service, show your appreciation and nominate them for the Hailsham Hero 2017 Award. The Town Council is calling on the people across town to put forward nominations for the award and want you to provide information on someone who achieves great things locally or has gone above and beyond what is expected of them to make things happen. If you would like to nominate an individual, please use the Town Council’s nomination form to demonstrate that the person has made a significant contribution to the advancement, wellbeing and welfare of the people of Hailsham in a voluntary capacity, demonstrated excellent citizenship, or has committed a one-off act of heroism, selflessness or bravery. For more details or a copy of the nomination form, please visit reception at Hailsham Town Council, Inglenook, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE or phone 01323 841702, email [email protected] or download a form from www.hailsham-tc.gov.uk The deadline for applications has been extended to 4pm on Tuesday 28 February. A panel consisting of town councillors and members of the local community will then select the successful person at a meeting in March. The recipient of the award will be given their award at the Annual Town Meeting being held on the evening of April 20 at the Civic Community Hall in Hailsham.

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