HOUSEKEEPING: Some lovely dog owner left a pile of dog poo on the pavement outside our house this week and as we were walking the estate, yet another pile was left down the road. Human decency rules are very simple really. If your dog made a mess in your house, I trust you would do some housekeeping and clear it up. The same principle should be applied to public areas outside, so that we can all enjoy our outside spaces and not have to wonder what we might be treading in. If your children walk your dog, teach them the decent principles of life. This does of course mean you need to remember to take bags out with you but if you have forgotten, try knocking on someone’s door and asking for one. I am sure they would rather provide a bag than you leave the mess there. I hope this is the last time I will need to write about this but I doubt it somehow. On a more positive note, it is good to see hedges being cut back but there are still more which need attending to, as some are taking over the pavements altogether, making it impossible to walk on them.

LEWES NEWS: Lewes News is 36 years old this year, is still the same and long may it reign, very much like our Queen.

NEVILL RESIDENTS: The meeting will be held on Monday at St Mary’s Church Hall, Highdown Rd at 8pm. Peter Earl of Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society will outline their plans to hold a celebration of the Queen’s 90th Extravaganza on the Green. He will welcome any ideas from local residents as to how the occasion should be celebrated. There will be an update on the fight to save St Mary’s Social Centre and a report on the very successful revival of the Nevill Garden Trail. Did you notice the spring planting of some fruit trees in the area by the notice board at the top of Hawkenbury Way? That was the 1st stage of the Community Orchard Project to plant an orchard in that area. There will be a report from one of the organiser’s at our meeting. Every Nevill resident is a member of the Association so please come along and have your say.

CHRIST CHURCH: It was lovely to see so many children and carers returning to our Tots Group last week and also to welcome some new children. We are meeting again this morning, Friday, from 9.30am and have room for more children at the moment. Worship on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Rev Michael Davies and at 6.30pm Rev John Gordon will be leading worship with Holy Communion. Last week we took part in the Historic Churches Ride and Stride event. We had several visitors to our church including a donkey.

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