Development: Following on from the Town Hall meeting last week, residents are invited to attend events during October and November when the development issues will be discussed. There are sessions at the Town Hall on 8th and 9th October and again on November 19th and 20th. I am sure the Sussex Express will be giving out more details over the coming weeks.

Vandalism: I was given some rather distressing news on Sunday. It would appear we have car vandals on the estate. A visitor to the area left his car on the corner of Middle Way and North Way last weekend and on Sunday morning discovered a scratch right along the side of his car. Also if you are missing a car aerial from around this area, you might like to look in the grit bin on the junction of North/South Way as quite a few have been deposited in there and appear to be undamaged.

Local Buses: It is good to have our buses back to half hourly again for the winter period but beware - they are now running slightly earlier than they used to by about five minutes. New time tables can be found on the bus stops around the estate.

Lewes Nevill WI: celebrated their centenary in style on Wednesday 16th September. (It is also 30 years since the founding of our particular institute). We enjoyed a delicious finger buffet with some celebratory prosecco. This was followed by a demonstration by Teri Simmons of Be Creative in Seaford on how to decorate a celebration cake. She gave us some very useful tips on preparing a cake for icing, handling fondant icing and decorating. The best bit was we got to eat the cake afterwords ! Our monthly competition of six centenary cupcakes was won by Pat Farrant. It was a relaxed and enjoyable evening. Next month, October 21st will be our AGM and the competition will be a Harvest Shoe box: a shoe box full of home produce of any kind, i.e. baking, growing, crafting or a mix.We meet at St Mary’s Church Hall the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.30 and you are welcome to visit us for a trial meeting before joining.

Christ Church: On Sunday we will be holding our Harvest Festival Service with a Harvest Lunch. The service will commence at 10.30 am and this will be followed by a Congregational meeting before the lunch. We will be decorating the church on Saturday and receiving gifts of non-perishable food for the Lewes Foodbanks at the Harvest Service. We have been collecting cash donations recently for Refugee Crisis Appeal and we will shortly be sending the donations to Christian Aid.

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