Parish Pump Newhaven - 26 October, 2012


THE COSMOFIL film tonight, Friday, will be Indochine starring Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Jean Yane and Lunh Dan Pham. The evening begins at the War Memorial Hall at 7pm for a 7.30pm start of the film. Tickets cost £7; £5 to Cosmofil students and free for under 20 year olds.

HALLOWEEN Holiday Fun at The Clergy House. Pumpkins will be popping up everywhere at the Clergy House and help is needed to find them. From October 27 to November 4 families can embark on a Pumpkin Prowl around the garden and orchard to search them out. There will be a £1 charge per Pumpkin Prowl and normal admission applies.


CLEAR-UP: The Vicarage grounds autumn clear-up is tomorrow, Saturday, 10am to noon. All are welcome to come and help tidy the steps, paths and drive of the Vicarage grounds.

SUPPER: The Laying-Up Supper is tomorrow, Saturday, at 7.30pm at the Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club.

A BONFIRE EVENT is on Friday November 2 at 6.30pm, also at the Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club.

COFFEE MORNING: The Macmillan Cancer Coffee Morning raised £575. Thanks to everyone for their generous support of this event.

THANKS to the contemporary poet Tim Brenan who sent in a Bishopstone extract from his latest collection entitled Fast food in Sussex. Extract from Fast Food in Sussex:

Out the chip shop, follow the lane, (taking care with gravy and gulls). Insects rise and beckon to the church, (still taking care with gravy). The tower, hand up in the sky but not leaving, Keeps time only, the bells do not free. Chalk white (from chalk) it guided ships into harbour, (before the town was all fields). Eadric’s grooves still tell days from morning woods to Victorian teas, (Cloudy days exempt).The time piece was placed before England, Set up by the strange to excuse invasion.Here were the swords and power, Cenwalh, Cynegils and Cerdic. Not the blood of the ring giver, although that was shed, but the victims British, English, Danish ... Empire’s violence spread.Whence it came grew green and visited.

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FUNGI: It is the season for fungi and spiders. Walking on the top of the downs near Devil’s Dyke, we were so surprised to see a field full of parasol mushrooms, I have never seen so many in one place. We took some home and made mushroom soup. In the woods in Falmer, fungi are everywhere on the rotting wood, they seem to grow before your very eyes, they are quite a sight. We will not be trying to eat them, last year we read they were edible and I tried cutting them into slices and cooking them in butter, but we found them just too rubbery.


BONFIRE NIGHT tomorrow, Saturday, is our annual bonfire society event starting at 1pm on the Ram Beach where the best guy is picked. So come along children hope you’ve got your guys organised so that yours could top the bonfire. Then we have the children’s Valencian and Bonfire Costumes and Fancy Dress in the cricket pavilion at 5.30pm (ish). To enter any of the categories you must be a member of the society. Memberships available if you ring Sally on 01273858321 for more information. Torchlit procession through the village starts at 6.30pm and goes up to the memorial for a prayer to remember those who have fallen in the war. Then we have a parade through the village and back to the Ram where Guy Fawkes is blown up. Then we move onto the bonfire site where Lord Gage will light the fire and the fireworks display begins. To take part in the procession children must be accompanied by an adult. The cricket club is again doing the burgers and sausages etc just beside the bonfire site raising funds for the cricket club. There will be a collection taken on the day raising funds for the local community so do give generously. Please note there is a road closure in operation between 5.30pm to 11pm where no vehicles are allowed into the village except the emergency services. Parking is available in Firle park at £10 a car. If you are a member of the society and are wearing your badge entry is free.

OVER 50S TALK: Peddling the Shetland Isles. On Monday at 2pm in the cricket pavilion Mary and Jane will be telling us about the cycling adventures in the Shetland Isles on their bicycles. They will be talking about the flora, fauna, history, people and the archaeology of the beautiful and remote islands followed by tea and cakes. New members always welcome so come along and join us. Also being discussed a Christmas shopping trip for December.

CYCLISTS and non cyclists united on Saturday October 20 to cycle from Firle to Lewes. Mary reported that 35 people joined the cycle ride from Firle to Lewes to celebrate the opening of the new Firle-Beddingham cycle link, ages ranged from 8 to 80 years and people came from Lewes, Brighton, Swanborough, Laughton, Rodmell to join Firle residents in celebration. Ouse Valley Cycle Network, CTC, Seahaven Cycle Group and Cycle Lewes were all represented. The ride ended at Linklater Community Centre in Lewes for coffee and cake, after which people cycled back to Firle on the same path. Anne Barnes, Firle resident who joined the ride, said: ‘We’ve all been quietly inspecting the new cycle path when we bowl past on bus or car, and all had misgivings. The slope up from the Caburn Tearooms looks very long and mighty. In practice, it’s not. I was amazed at how easy it was to cycle into Lewes and the whole ride with photo stops and breathers took only 40 minutes.’


COFFEE MORNING tomorrow, Saturday, 10am to noon at Cliffe Church Hall (beside church). Cakes, preserves, tombola, tea, coffee, bonfire membership. Proceeds to South Street Bonfire Society.

FOOTPATHS GROUP: At our group meeting last Wednesday, Ian Rumley-Dawson gave a very interesting talk on The Wildlife of Mull. About 50 members enjoyed the evening. We have three lectures every year, the next one being A Wildlife Walk along the Ouse Valley by Michael Blencowe on February19. Our next walk will be on Tuesday at Barcombe. We will be meeting at Lewes Bus Station in time to catch the 9.40am Bus 125 to Barcombe.


SOUTH MALLING SCHOOL: Last Friday, the children thoroughly enjoyed a Disco put on by the Friends (PTA). Their wonderful resident DJ, Gavin Redshaw, once more spun his discs while children and their parents had a great time dancing and socialising. On Monday, the school said a sad farewell to Mrs Burgan, who has taught there for 33 years and now retires. After a special assembly with the children, staff had a lovely tea party to say their own farewell. This was also attended by staff from the past and by members of Gill’s family. She was presented with flowers and a voucher for Silverado’s Jewellery. The whole school wishes her well in her retirement and thanks her for all she has done for the children of South Malling. On Tuesday, children looked very smart for their individual photos. This year they have a new photographer, and they are hoping that photographs will be even better than before. The week just ending marks the end of a very long but positive first term, which iis celebrated at today’s Stars of the Term assembly. Children from each class are awarded certificates for their achievements and improvement in learning during this term. We wish them all, children and staff, a very happy and safe holiday. Finally, remember that the school is closed for half ferm in the coming week, from today, Friday. Like most other Lewes schools it will reopen on Tuesday November 6. Any children involved in Bonfire will be able to have a late start on November 6, but could parents please remember to let the school office know if their child requires school lunch on that day.

FOOTBALL: Junior Bridge View Football Club have successfully launched their new venture in looking after their spectators. Last weekend there was a lovely smell of bacon and coffee blown across Malling Fields as parent, Tony Roberts, started his refreshment stand for the spectators to enjoy whilst watching the game. They hope now that Tony will be present at all the U16’s home fixtures this season. Congratulations to them and best wishes to the team.

PARISH CHURCH: at last Sunday’s service of Morning Prayer, the congregation were told about the great success of the previous Sunday’s Hymn singing feast at St Anne’s Church, where a packed audience enjoyed the good old hymns written by Sankey and Moody and played by the combined musicians of the Salvation Army and Sussex Harmony. Giving continues to rise, for the planned transformation of the Tower Room into a more attractive place the Sunday Children’s Club. The Churchwardens are now talking to the architect and preparing to take recommendations to the parochial church council in November. This Sunday, there will be a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am.


STREET SURGERY: Tomorrow (Saturday) Newhaven Town Councillors will be outside the Co-Op in Newhaven Square from 10.30am to 12.30pm so go along and put your questions to them.

MODEL RAILWAY: Newhaven and District Model Railway Club is holding a demonstration at Paradise Park tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday, so go down and find out more about the club.

BEETLE DRIVE and bangers and mash supper St Michael’s church rooms tomorrow, Saturday, at 6pm. All proceeds to St Michael’s Church, Newhaven. Further details call Alan Jeffrey on 01273 582547.

SPONSORSHIP: You are invited to sponsor the floodlighting of St Michael’s church tower from November 2012 to January 2013 and the Bethlehem Star from Advent (December 2) to Candlemas (February 2). This can be in memory of a loved one or to celebrate something special or someone. If you would like to join in this scheme contact Alan Jeffrey on 01273 582547.

AGM: Newhaven Twinning Association is holding its AGM on Monday in Meeching Hall at 7pm. Everyone is invited to attend, bring a plate of food and drink to share.

PLANNING MEETING: Newhaven Town Council’s Planning Committee will meet at Meeching Hall on Tuesday at 7pm to consider the latest planning applications. This meeting will be followed by a full council meeting.

WATER PARK: There will be a public exhibition about the proposed Water Park which is proposed for Newhaven at the Hillcrest Centre, on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 11am to 8pm both days. There will be information stands about the developers Roundtable Entertainments at the exhibition and other stands will explain why Newhaven was chosen as the proposed venue and how the town will benefit from the scheme. You can take the whole family along as there will be free Halloween face painting for children and free tea and coffee.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION: It is soon time to wear your poppy with pride to remember those who gave their lives in the two World Wars and the other wars since. The Newhaven branch of the Royal British Legion has a stall at the weekly country market at the Hillcrest Centre on Thursdays from 9.45am to 1pm. The stall is donation only and the money goes to the Poppy Appeal and branch expenses.

FILM SOCIETY: After the success of the first film the society is now selling tickets for the next film, a black comedy called The Guard. This is an adult only film and will be shown at 7.30pm on Saturday November 17 and tickets are £4.50 each. They are available from The Hillcrest Centre and also on sale at the Country Market every Thursday.

WORKSHOPS: Carol Havard from Art Techniques is running a six-week programme of workshops to prepare for Christmas on Friday evenings from 6pm to 8pm starting on Friday November 2. The workshops take place in the Art Room at the Hillcrest Centre and you can join this friendly and sociable group to make economical gifts and cards. The cost is £10 per person per course including materials and you do not have to sign up for the whole course, just choose the one which interests you. November 2 Contemporary hand-made cards, wax resist for cards; November 9 Decorative Photo Frames and Gift Boxes; November 16 Candle Making, Finish Frames, Fimo Gift Making; November 23 Hand-printed Gift Bags and Wrapping Paper; November 30 Wrapping, finish Fimo Gifts, Glass Painting; December 7 finish all, display of work and Christmas Party. To book a place ring Carol on 01273 515033, mobile 07944 595505.

FREE WORKSHOP: There is a free K’Nex workshop for parents and children 6 to 11 years-old on Saturday November 3 from 10am to noon at Denton Island Community Centre. All welcome and there is free parking on site.

COUNTRY MARKET: Newhaven Branch of The Royal British Legion have a stall at the Country Market, held in the Hillcrest Centre every Thursday morning 9.45am ‘til 1pm. We ask only donations for CDs, DVDs, books etc. Money raised goes to the Poppy Appeal and in part to our branch expenses. Come and support the market and see the range of things on offer. Bakery, fish, plants,home made garments and gifts. Delicious home cooked food in the cafe.


CLOCKS: The end of BST (British Summer Time) on Sunday at 2am when all clocks go back one hour. I don’t remember much in the way of summer in 2012. It has been a difficult time for gardeners right through to farmers and food prices are sure to rise. Let us hope GMT will be kinder.

CINEMA: The November film to be shown in the Community House, Meridian Centre on Wednesday November 21 will be Hope Springs. It starts at 7.30pm and tickets at £4.50 each are available now from the information office.

BLOOD DONORS: The NHS team will be in the Community House, Meridian Centre on Monday November 5 during the afternoon from 2pm and 4.30pm. There will also be an evening session from 5.30pm until 8pm. Giving blood is a quick, simple and painless procedure but is highly important for it saves life. New donors are always welcome and can just drop in. For those donors who are already registered it is possible to book an exact appointment time if preferred by calling 0300 123 23.

MORNING MARKET: The Saturday market tomorrow is in the Main Hall, Community House, from 8.30am until noon. It has been arranged by the Peacehaven Evangelical Church. Next week the Rotary Club is holding the market. To book a table call them on 01273 611241.

COFFEE MORNINGS: The U3A is holding a coffee morning today, Friday, in the Meridian Centre, Community House foyer serving teas, coffees and cakes. Next week on Thursday are local thespians the Peacehaven Players will be behind the counter. Finally on Friday November 2 the refreshments will be in the safe hands of the Meridian Athletic Football Club.

COUNCIL MEETING: There are no committee meetings next week. The next will be for the leisure and amenities on November 6 at 6.30pm in the Anzac Room, Meridian Centre.

U3A: Coffee morning today, Friday, 8am to noon in the foyer of the Meridian Centre. This is our last one for the year so please do come along and help us raise funds for our branch. Tombola, books, bric-a-brac, puzzles and of course our famous bacon sandwiches, snacks, tea, coffee etc. Help in the kitchen or on stalls always welcome. Trevor Weeks from the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service will be giving the monthly talk on Thursday in the Anzac Room, Meridian Centre. Doors open 10am, notices at 10.15am with Trevor at 10.30am. Usual 50p entrance to help towards admin costs. Tea, coffee, biscuits included. Please have your new membership cards handy. Although it’s unbelievable that we are nearly in November you will probably have now received your November Newsletter. There’s masses to look forward to which helps to dispel wintry thoughts. Best foot forward as usual. Sharon (01273) 589953 reminds you that Friday November 16 is the last date for signing up and payment for our Christmas Lunch on Friday December 14 at the Queens Hotel, Eastbourne. Always good fun. Details on p13 of the newsletter. Pam (01273) 586816 says a few seats are left for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, Brighton Centre, 2pm Wednesday January 9. So get your skates on as the last date for booking is December 5. With Maggie’s energy and drive, Roma’s sterling work, Muriel and June’s excursions, Sharon’s various lunches, monthly talks, Pam’s choir and our group activities, we can shrug off thoughts of winter. Let’s drink to that. New members always very welcome. If you are 50 years old and above, male or female, partially or fully retired and intent on extending your social life, ring recruitment secretary Sharon, as above, who will be delighted to furnish details. Alternatively click on £12 annual subscription. There is to be a new members meeting on Thursday November 29, 10am to noon in the Anzac Room, Meridian Centre. Come along. As we say – over but not out.


THE COFFEE MORNING tomorrow, Saturday, at the Community Centre is hosted by Kit Wilson Trust. All welcome in the lounge at 10am.

AUTUMN FAIR: There will be a Coffee Morning and Autumn Fair tomorrow, Saturday, provided by 1st Polegate Brownies at the Free Church Hall, Victoria Road from 10 am until noon. All welcome.

THE INDEPENDENT candidate Ian Chisnall, for Sussex Police Commissioner is visiting Polegate on Monday. He will give a talk on the new position and its implication of changing the face of policing in Sussex followed by a question and answer session at the Free Church Hall at 7.30pm. All welcome.

POLEGATE STROLLERS: The next walk on October 30 is a walking tour around London, visiting Downing Street. Train from Polegate 10.04am and ask for a super saver ticket on the day, or visit Tourist Information for group ticket. Four adults £25 in advance. The walk will commence and end at London Victoria. More information from Jayne or telephone 0776161232.

DRAMA GROUP: The next production is The Vicar of Dibley, at the Community Centre from Wednesday October 31 to Saturday November 3. Tickets available from box office, Archer and Partners, Estate Agents, 48 High Street, telephone 483348. Or online at Tickets are £8 adults and £5.50 for children and students. Credit cards booked on line an extra £1 is charged. If you would like to become a Friend of Polegate Drama Group then you will be able to purchase discount tickets. Contact Friends’ secretary Joan Law, 49 Oakleaf Drive Polegate, or telephone Jim Dobell on 483082.

RAMBLING CLUB: Walks on November 1, include leisurely walk, no sleepers, signals or steam, 2.5 miles No 51 bus outside Coppice Avenue Post Office at 9.07am, Polegate High Street 9.17am alight Theobalds Green. Coffee at Heathfield with Rick. Or What Goes Up Must Come Down Again, 4.5 miles Jevington-Butts Brow-Jevington, undulating with a couple of climbs. Coffee at Chalk Farm, four or five stiles with Pat. Or Lavender Line special 8.5 miles, mainly level walking, some stiles, grand views around Isfield, take picnic with Graham. For these two walks meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground at 9.30am.

A COFFEE MORNING on Saturday November 3, at the Community centre is hosted by the bowls club. All welcome in the lounge at 10am.

CHRISTIMAS FETE and table sale on Saturday November 3, at St Johns Church Hall in aid of Eastbourne Area Epilepsy Group. To book a table at £7 please contact Andy on 504893. All welcome from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

BEETLE DRIVE at Trinity Church Hall on Saturday November 3 at 7 pm. Admission by ticket purchased in advance at £8. Each includes a Chinese Supper. Please telephone 484189 for a ticket. All proceeds to church funds. Come and join in the fun.

THE DOWNLAND SINGERS are meeting again every Thursday, from 7.30pm at Trinity Church Hall. The friendly group of enthusiastic singers is always pleased to welcome new voices and would particularly like additional male members for the bass section. The ability to read music is not essentials as training will be given. If you enjoy music and would like to take up an addictive and therapeutic hobby, then come along and join us. Further information from Jennie on 484189.

THE EPILEPSY GROUP and Polegate and Willingdon ESDA group Christmas Fete,Table Top Sale in St Johns Church Hall, is on Saturday November 3 (9.30am 1.30pm). Entry is free. The stalls include cakes, Christmas cards, crafts, books and guess the weight of the cake. Of course, there is the opportunity to win some brilliant prizes in the raffle. In addition you can sit down and enjoy refreshments.


FOOTBALL: This evening, Friday, the Veterans hope to play their postponed game from last Saturday against AFC Brighton and Hove under the lights with a 7.30pm kick off. Tomorrow, Saturday, the first team are at home in an SCFL Div 1 fixture against Shoreham with a 3pm kick off. The second team travel to Pagham for their Reserve Section Premier fixture also tomorrow, Saturday. On Wednesday, the first team travel to Dorking Wanderers for another league fixture, kick off is 7.45pm. Everyone’s pitches are a bit soggy at the moment so all fixtures are subject to the weather and ground conditions so please check with the club to make sure games are on before travelling.

HISTORY STUDY GROUP: At its meeting this evening, Friday, the speaker will be Jeremy Hodgkinson whose talk is entitled The Iron Industry in the Post-medieval Weald. Jeremy, for many years chair of the Wealden Iron Research Group, is also the author of The Wealden Iron Industry published in 2008. Advance notice that on Friday, November 16, John Saunders, one of the History Study Group’s founder members will be talking on 100 Years of Ringmer Scouting. John has himself played a prominent role over many years in the Ringmer Scout Group so this should be a most interesting and informative talk.

FREEGLE Give and Take Morning in the Village Hall tomorrow, Saturday, from 10am to noon. Please do try to attend and bring something you don’t want and see what you can take away for free. Coffee and cakes will be available for you to enjoy whilst you are chatting.

BRIDGE CLUB: The result of the duplicate pairs played on October 17 was: 1, Alan Disney and Roy Skan; 2, Pam Brook and John Weston; 3, Marguerita and Dick Clark. The next meeting of the Club is on Wednesday at 7.30pm in the St Mary’s Room of the village hall.

COLLECTORS REQUIRED: Mrs Jackson, the Ringmer Poppy Appeal Organiser, is in urgent need of more house-to-house collectors for this year’s appeal which commences this weekend. Anyone able to help please telephone 01273 812697.

DRAMATIC SOCIETY: Please note that tickets for the production of The Darling Buds of May by H E Bates being performed in the village hall from Wednesday to Saturday, November 21 to 24, at 7.45pm each evening will be on sale at Middletons as from tomorrow, Saturday, as well as from the other sources mentioned in last week’s Pump. The hotline for tickets is 07753 317373 and if Denis is not available he will try and return all missed calls.

CARDS: St Peter and St James Christmas Cards will be on sale at the Wednesday Coffee Break in the Rogers Room of the village hall from Wednesday.

U3A: The new year’s activities are now in full swing. Many groups are full but Art Appreciation, Tourist German and Play Reading can still take new members. Groups could start in the new year for beginners and experienced Bridge players if there was sufficient interest. Conversely there is great interest in Beginners French and Calligraphy if tutors were available. Please contact Bob Cairns on 01273 812784 if you wish to join any of these groups or can help with tutoring or could start another group which interests you.



RODMELL always has a lot going on and most people of the village take part in one thing or another.

BRIDGE: The bridge club resumed their regular Wednesday night meetings on October 3, 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the village hall. All welcome to come along to this relaxed and friendly evening. £1 per session.

AGM: On Tuesday October 16, Rodmell and Southease WI AGM for members was held. We had the usual delicious assortment of goodies to eat. Most important.

DANCING: Scottish Country Dancing has started again on Fridays in the village hall, 7.30pm. New members welcome, £1 per session. Phone Michael Isitt 01273 475943 for information.

OUR PUB is becoming very popular and I hear it was packed for the quiz on Sunday night. Tonight, Friday, it’s music night with Chris Dartnell and his band.

VISIT: Last Saturday I went with Peacehaven Horticultural Society to Clarmont and Fittleworth Gardens. It was a great day out and both gardens were worth spending time at. Claremont has 300 years of history and was once a Duke’s retreat and a playground for Princesses. I do hate this damp weather and the fogs and mizzle. I was surprised to see at Claremont a Rhododendron out in flower as it is so mild at the moment.

PREMIER: A friend was at the premier of the new James Bond film this week and as we are meeting up soon, I’m looking forward to hearing how she enjoyed herself. I can’t actually say I am a James Bond fan but I know many are.


BONFIRE: A huge big thank-you to all those who turned out to watch the Seaford Bonfire Society and eight other societies march through the town last Saturday. The weather was poor but everyone seemed to have a great time. My wife and I took part and got thoroughly soaked but enjoyed every minute. I enjoyed seeing the fantastic model of the Houses of Parliament being consigned to the bonfire whereas my wife, being a gardener enjoyed seeing the giant slug go up in flames. Tomorrow, Saturday, night the Seaford Bonfire Boys and Belles are representing the town at the Littlehampton Bonfire, lets hope the weather is better.

FILM CLUB: The film this evening, Friday, (7pm) at the Barn Theatre in Saxon Lane is the acclaimed romantic comedy Midnight in Paris (PG) directed by Woody Allen and said to be one of his best films for many years. Tickets are available from the Box Office at the Tourist Information Centre.

THE FOLK CLUB are having one of their popular Singer and Musicians evenings tonight, Friday, at the Royal British Legion in Claremont Road. Just turn up and perform or just listen. The club meet at 8pm.

THE BIG DRAW: This is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing and has grown into a month long festival. The idea is to encourage both children and adults to draw more. Pop along to the Crypt Gallery this weekend to find out more. Meanwhile at the Crouch tomorrow, Saturday, between 9am and 11am, you can pop down the Crouch Gardens where there will be a Pooch in the Park drawing event. It is a free event and you may get your sketch onto a commemorative tea-towel.

BOOK SIGNING: Seaford author Giles Paley-Phillips will be signing copies of his new children’s book Tamara Small and the Monster’s Ball tomorrow, Saturday, at Bag of Books in Lewes.

CLOCKS: Remember that the clocks go back on Sunday morning.

PUMPKIN PARTY: On Sunday, Seaford Family Focus Group and The Exchange Community Garden are holding a joint party in the Crouch Gardens, East Street between 3pm and 6pm. Pop along and join them for pumpkin carving, face painting, story telling, craft activities, lantern making and a twilight parade. The Exchange Garden is holding Pumpkin judging, with prizes but entries to be submitted by 6pm. This is always a super event with some imaginatively carved pumpkins.

TALK: Seaford Natural History Society meet at St Luke’s Church Hall and on Tuesday afternoon at 2.15pm, their guest speaker will be John Luck talking about dragonflies. If you would like to know more about the society contact Anne Fletcher on 01323 491964.

FASHION SHOW: Seahaven Lioness Club are holding a fashion show in conjunction with M&Co and Exquisite You on Tuesday at 7pm at Seaford Golf Club. Tickets are £6 each and are available from M&Co or the Lionesses (01323 894085 or 01323 899380). Models are of all ages and all shapes and sizes so there should be something for everyone.

SHAKESPEARE TALK: Seaford Literary and Lecture Club will be meeting at the St Leonard’s Church Hall, on Tuesday evening at 7.15pm. Their speaker is Helen Poole talking about Shakespeare and the Mediterranean. For more information about the club call 899987 or 893270. Helen is a good speaker and I am sure she will give a good talk.

KIDS EVENT: Wednesday sees another of the popular Children’s Events at Seaford Museum where children between 4 and 8 years can attend with an adult between 10am and noon. There will be craft activities as well as a new Owl Trail for children to follow. The museum is in the Martello Tower on the Seafront and there is lots of free parking.

COUNCIL MEETING: There is a meeting of the Council Planning and Highways Committee at 37 Church Street on Thursday at 7pm. Members of the public are welcome and can ask questions at the start of the meeting. An agenda is available on-line or from the council offices.

COLD CALLING: Seaford is a No Cold Calling Zone and our local Neighbourhood Watch have now produced a sign for residents to put in their door. These should be distributed shortly.

PARLIAMENT: The Boundary Commission have announced its proposal to change constituency boundaries for future elections. This means that the current constituency of Lewes will be split in two and that Seaford will come under a constituency called East Brighton. To my way of thinking Seaford has more of a connection with Lewes as it does to Brighton but you may have a different view. The Tourist Information Office and the library have more information about the proposals so why not read up and and make your views know?

CLAREMONT SHOPS: You may have noticed there is a new cash-point at the Claremont Shops in Claremont Road? I hear a rumour the nearby old off-licence may be turned into a convenience shop.


COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY: The date for the next councillors’ surgery will be on Saturday November 3 from 10am to 11am at the Civic Centre. This is your opportunity to discuss local issues with your town or district councillor. There is usually a county councillor present too and a representative from the local police. Please make the most of this opportunity to meet your town councillor and come along on Saturday. No appointment is necessary.

FILM AND GAMES: Young Peoples Film Show and Games Morning starting on Saturday November 3 from 10am to noon. Telscombe Town Council will be hosting a film show and games morning for young people at the Civic Centre. There will be films, table tennis and pool. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Entry is free, and refreshments will be available to purchase. This is going to be held regularly on the first Saturday of the month, to coincide with the councillor’s surgery and coffee morning.

COFFEE MORNING: Telscombe Residents Association will be holding a coffee morning from 10am to 11am on Saturday November 3 to coincide with the councillors’ surgery. Come along and join them for an informal chat over refreshments about local issues. All Telscombe residents are welcome. They look forward to seeing you there.

ZUMBA: A new Zumba fitness class will start at Telscombe Civic Centre on Tuesday November 6. Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy to follow Latin inspired calorie burning dance fitness party. Classes will be from 7pm to 7.45pm and cost £5 per class, or five classes for £20. Just drop in and join the fun. For any enquiries call 07988 610269.