Parish Pump Newhaven - July 12, 2013


VISIT TO THE PALACE: This summer several residents of Alfriston have been invited to Buckingham Palace garden parties for a variety of reasons mostly to do with valued long service in the community. Bill Clarke is a member of the Monte Cassino Society and as such was invited to a garden party being held by the Not Forgotten Association. The association is a Tri Service Charity founded in 1920 and provides entertainment and recreation for the serving wounded, injured or sick ex-servicemen and women with disabilities. On July 2 Jan Apps went with her father Bill Clarke to Buckingham Palace. Bill, having served in WW2 and seen action at Monte Cassino, wore his medals with pride, as did a lot of the other veterans. Once in the garden they were served with tea, cucumber sandwiches and petite cakes while the band played. HRH the Princess Royal and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, arrived at 4pm and chatted to groups. There were lots of celebrities and service personnel, many who had been injured in past and ongoing wars. Jan and her 90 year old Dad said, ‘it was a truly wonderful day and one we will never forget’.

THE ALFRISTON Summer Music runs from July 23 to 28. There will be five evening concerts at St Andrew’s Church with all tickets at £15, or £50 for a ticket to all five concerts; under 16 years old free. Wine or soft drinks will be served in the interval. There are also five free concerts, two at St Andrew’s Church and three at Lullington Church. The free concerts will be held in the afternoons. Full details of the artists, music, venues and times are in the programme now available at all outlets in the village or visit or telephone 01403 276726. Tickets are available from Steamer Trading, Music Memorabilia and Much Ado Books.


PROGRAMME is also now in the shops. The Festival will run from August 23 to Bank Holiday Monday on which day the Tye will be once again be transformed into a traditional country fair. There are several new events planned and many old favourites. Tickets for Family Quiz Night, the Festival Revue and the British Legion Concert (all details of which are in the programme) will be on sale at Hicks, The Newsagents, from the beginning of August.

VEULES-LES-ROSES, Alfriston’s French twin town, was mentioned in a Sunday paper holiday section which stated that the quaint village and its watercress beds was considered to be the best lunch spot on a two day holiday in Normandy.


THE SEA SUNDAY SERVICE, St Andrew’s, will be held on Sunday, 10.15am to 11.05am, followed by refreshments. The Mission to Seafarers organises this national day of celebration and thanksgiving.

DRIFTWOOD, Marine Drive, Bishopstone, Open Garden, July 21, 11am to 5pm, as part of the National Gardens Open Day Scheme.

TIDE MILLS next community beach clean is at 10am on Sunday July 21, meet at the beach end of Mill Drove (off the A259). Come along, grab a bag and litter picker and help clean up the area for visitors and the local wildlife. For further information, email Jim Skinner ( or phone 01273 517291; or contact Peter Mason ( or phone 01323 893096.

LAST SATURDAY’S beach walk coincided with the warmest and sunniest day of the summer and tens of walkers found hundreds of people sunning themselves on the tide line as well as shells, egg cases, bones, rocks and fossils. Star finds displayed included an Ivory Nut by Lisa Taylor and Sea Heart by Joyce Austen. The nut had been pecked by beach birds after being washed around for over one hundred years. (Thousands of nuts were released into Seaford Bay when a sailing ship, the Peruvian, was totally wrecked in 1899).

Glynde & Beddingham

EXCITING WEEKEND: What an exciting weekend we had last week in Glynde. The brilliant Love Supreme Jazz festival took place in the enchanting grounds of Glynde Place with such big names as Brian Ferry, Courtney Pine, Chic and Jools Holland. The sun shone, people danced and a merry time was had by all. The Trevor Arms hosted an impressive 60s weekend and Sunday saw the arrival of hordes of Lambrettas of all shapes and colours. The Memorial Parade held their fundraising boot sale, many thanks to all who came and helped raise another £200 towards this year’s event.

LITTLE COTTAGE TEA ROOMS: Debbie and David are doing a wonderful job of keeping the post office, shop and stores open and warmly invite all villagers to come along to the taster evening on Thursday July 25 from 7pm to 9pm. They are keen to involve the community in helping them develop their product range and extend the tea room menu, so if you live in the village, do come along and share your ideas. From Wednesday August 7 they will be offering a weekly knit and natter morning from 10am til noon every Wednesday. This will be a chance to share your knitting tips and patterns as well as catch up on all the gossip. The morning will include a pot of tea and a slice of delicious cake. Please call if you can join them on 01273 858215.

STOOLBALL: The Glynde Butterflies beat the Lewes Ladies Hockey Club Stoolball team last week in a friendly and exciting game. Well done to our wonderful ladies. Practices continue on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6.30pm on the cricket ground in Glynde. Do come along and join in, even if you are new to the game.

GLYNDE PLACE: This weekend Glynde Place is hosting the annual English Food and Wine Festival, now in its 7th year. Set in the beautiful grounds of this beautiful house, this is a weekend of inspiring chefs, hand-picked food and wine producers, free entertainment, demonstrations and fun. Please visit the website for tickets or purchase them on the door. The festival is on Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm.


ROMEO AND JULIET: The Synergy Theatre is returning to Kingston with an open air performance of Romeo and Juliet, one of Shakespeare’s best known tragedies. The play will be performed on the Village Green behind The Juggs on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, starting on each evening at 7pm. Tickets at £12 (£10 concessions) are available from Brian Simmons (474303) or the company’s box office (01273 301444). Shakespeare’s tale of teenage love needs little introduction. Two families are locked in deadly antagonism (the ultimate neighbours’ quarrel), with brawling and bloodshed being par for the course. In the midst of the fighting and arguing, a boy and girl meet at a party and fall desperately, hopelessly, in love Their time together will be all too short...



MARKET is in Laughton Village Hall tomorrow, Saturday, 10am to noon. This will be our Summer Market and will have a full complement of stalls as follows: preserves, free range eggs, cakes, flans, savoury pies, scones, cheese, pork, beef, cards and kits, books, knitwear, toys, bric-a-brac and jewellery. Entrance is free, but there is an optional raffle to raise funds for the village hall. Refreshments, including bacon and egg rolls, tea, biscuits and coffee, are available. Our next market will be our Christmas Market on Saturday November 16.


COFFEE MORNING tomorrow, Saturday, 10am to noon at Cliffe Church Hall (behind church). Cakes, preserves, tombola. You can book tickets for the centenary events and look for merchandise to buy. All proceeds to South Street Bonfire Society.

BIRDSONG, songs by Mozart, Schubert, Debussy, Ravel and others Charles Kerry and his singers will sing tomorrow, Saturday, at St Pancras Cluny Hall, Irelands Lane at 7.30pm. Tickets (limited to 50) are £10 (including a glass of wine) and can be booked by phoning 01273 476429.

FOOTPATHS GROUP: On Sunday June 30, 11 of us set off from Hassocks railway station for a 6 1/2 mile circular walk. The weather was glorious as we skirted Butcher’s Wood, parallel to the railway line, and we soon reached Clayton Green Recreation Ground. On our right, we passed the Saxon church of St John the Baptist with its remarkable wall paintings dating from the 12th century. We followed an uphill track which climbed steeply to the Jack and Jill windmills, both grade II listed buildings, and then onto open downland. Once we joined up with the South Downs Way, we met many other walkers and enjoyed panoramic views in all directions. Before reaching Ditchling Beacon, we turned half left at the Keymer Finger Post and picked up an ancient track known locally as Burnt House Bostal. Wild common spotted orchids were growing in abundance beside this track. After a steep descent, we crossed Underhill Lane and walked through several beautiful meadows full of buttercups and clover before reaching the outskirts of Ditchling. We walked down the High Street before turning into the churchyard of St Margaret’s Church. The museum was on our left as we made our way to Lodge Hill Lane by the pond where we stopped to watch ducks with their ducklings. Soon after the pond, we turned up a narrow path to Lodge Hill and walked along a ridge path with superb views of the South Downs and beyond. This path finally came out at Oldland Mill, a historic post mill that has been lovingly restored by a dedicated group of volunteers and is occasionally open to the public. Following lanes we were soon back to Hassocks station, a very enjoyable walk led by Margaret. Our next walk is tomorrow, Saturday, and this will be an afternoon walk starting at 2pm. Meet at top North Street car park. The walk will be in the Devils Dyke area. Bring a picnic tea.

Mobile Library

THE LIBRARY will be visiting the following areas this week. Today, Friday: East Dean village hall 11.10am to 12.10pm; Merrifield Court, Edinburgh Road, Seaford 1.15pm to 1.45pm; Mitchell House, Lexden Drive, Seaford 2pm to 2.20pm; Old Ben, Chyngton, Seaford 2.30pm to 2.50pm. Tuesday: Dene’s Road Alfriston 9.30am to 10.10am; Selmeston village hall 10.30am to 11am.

Newhaven, Denton & South Heighton

SUMMER FETE tomorrow (Saturday) South Heighton Village Hall Committee annual fete, 2pm to 5pm, South Heighton recreation ground. Norcross Dancers, Seaford Dog Training Club, Martial Arts displays, traditional children’s games, raffle, tombola and many other attractions.

PLANNING MEETING: Newhaven Town Council’s planning and development committee will meet on Tuesday to discuss the latest planning applications. This will be followed by the Community Engagement and promotional meeting. The meetings will be held in Meeching Hall, Fort Road starting at 7.30pm.

ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH is holding a Tramps Supper on Wednesday and details can be obtained from Judy on 973301 or the Rev Martin Miller on 01273 515251.

MEECHING WI is holding an informal meeting in Meeching Hall on Thursday at 9.45am. New members always welcome.

GARDENING SOCIETY: Reg Lanaway will give an illustrated talk to members on Through the Seasons in a Sussex Woodland on Thursday at 7.30pm in the Age Concern Day Club, West Quay. Non-members always welcome, £2 including tea and biscuits.

FILM SOCIETY: The next film will be Son of Rambo, a heart-warming nostalgic comedy about two boys with a big video camera and even bigger ambitions. Tickets are available at £4.50 from the Hillcrest Centre reception. Café opens at 6.30pm for food, film starts at 7.30pm.

RAFT RACE: The Lewes to Newhaven raft race has been re-instated this year and takes place on Sunday July 21 and several local organisations and pubs are busily building their rafts. The first race leaves Lewes at about 11.30am.

NEWHAVEN FORT: Free tickets are available for Newhaven residents for the Living History Weekend on July 27 and 28 from Newhaven Town Council Offices, Fort Road. There will be demonstrations covering military life from Napoleonic times to World War II featuring the Coldstream Regiment of the Foot Guards 1815, WWI Tommy, Croix de Lorraine living history group, WWII RAF Ops Room, Stitch for Victory exhibition, Make Do and Mend workshops (Saturday only), Pretty Pout vintage hair salon (Sunday only).


CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED: Remember this free course being run at the Friendship Centre, Mayfield Avenue starts on July 19 through to September 6 each Friday 6pm to 9pm. All are welcome and for more information contact

SUMMER FETE: The Cliff Court Residential Home, 70 Promenade are holding a summer fête tomorrow, Saturday, starting at 2pm. It would be encouraging for the residents if some local people would look in.

BINGO: Remember there is a bingo evening tonight, Friday, in the main hall, Community House starting at 7pm sharp. Eight games for £4 plus a flyer and a snowball game. There will be free refreshments during the interval.

COFFEE MORNINGS: Mencap will be in the Meridian Centre Community House today, Friday, serving teas, coffees and cakes from 8.30am until noon. Next week on Tuesday Kemptown Conservatives will be offering refreshments in the Community House foyer followed on Thursday by the Church of the Ascension. Finally on Friday 19 Woodingdean Methodist Church will be serving teas and coffees.

MORNING MARKET: The Saturday market tomorrow has been arranged by the Peacehaven Evangelical Church and is in the Main Hall Community House from 8.30am until midday. Next week’s market will be organised by the U3A. To book a table contact them on 01273 586774.

COUNCIL MEETING:There is a meeting of the policy and finance committee on Tuesday in the Anzac Room, Meridian Centre starting at 6.30pm. Residents are welcome to attend and during the first 15 minutes may ask questions.

THE DONKEY DERBY: Remember this annual event takes place on The Dell, South Coast Road on Sunday afternoon. Always good fun and sometimes there is an opportunity for children to ride a donkey in the race provided they meet certain criteria.

COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY: Remember there is a surgery tomorrow, Saturday, from 10am to 11am when councillors will be on hand to talk confidentially on any relevant matters affecting the town. This is a drop-in surgery in the Anzac Room and no prior appointment is necessary.

SUMMER FAIR: This annual event is held alternately by Peacehaven and Telscombe. This year it is being staged by Telscombe in Chatsworth Park from 2pm on Saturday July 20. There will be plenty to enjoy for young and old alike, Parking for cars may be a little difficult for this popular event so walking is a better option.

DOWNLANDS COURT: Tomorrow, Saturday, there will be a Summer Fête from 2pm to 4pm. All the usual attractions and if you have only just driven past this building this is an excellent opportunity to see inside. There is a cafeteria inside which many people do not realise is open to the public as well as residents. Daily it serves breakfasts and there is a lunch menu. In addition there are other activities ranging from gardening to creative writing all open to Peacehaven residents. So lots to do at the fête and maybe many a day after it.

HORTICULTURE: The Peacehaven Horticultural Society is holding their monthly meeting on Monday in the Anzac Room, Meridian Centre. The doors open at 7pm for a prompt start at 7.30pm. Peter Collett will give a talk on Fruit for Small Gardens or Allotments. New members are always welcome at these friendly get togethers which offer help and advice to gardeners.

GIVE BLOOD: With summer holidays around the corner there is usually a drop in donations. However there is no let up in the need. This being a holiday area, accidents and emergencies sometimes increase. So the blood and transplant team will be here in the Community House on Friday July 19 from 2pm to 4.30pm and again from 5.30pm until 8pm. Please make a point of giving and remember it is possible to book an appointment if you wish by calling 0300 123 23 23. Of course donors can just drop in and new donors can be assured of a warm welcome. Just think half an hour of your time could be helping to save a life.

STILL SMOKING: How is that New Year resolution going? Have you kicked the habit? If not remember there is free NHS advice and support available locally. There is a Drop In quit clinic at the Peacehaven clinic Meridian Way on Monday 4.30pm to 7pm and also on Wednesday 9.30am to 11am. No appointment is needed. These are not group sessions and you will be seen on your own. For an appointment on an alternative day call Denise on 07780 955 693.

PEACEHAVEN WI: The July meeting was very well attended. Many members took the trouble to bring various items for the competition of a Royal Souvenir, apropos of our speaker Mr T Harris who gave a splendid and hilarious talk about King Henry VIII. He had everyone laughing at some of his anecdotes, particularly amusing as he fixed on a beard, a hat with a feather, and to complete the illusion a full length fur coat, very warm in July. Mr Harris quizzed us on what we knew about that period in history, and was not disappointed at our knowledge of the subject. The meeting closed on a happy note. No meeting in August, but we look forward to welcoming you on September 4. (Joy Allen).


QUIZ NIGHT: The stoolball club are holding this event in the Cricket Club bar today, Friday, commencing at 7.30pm. There will be teams of four with food and raffle provided. All welcome.

OPEN GARDEN: Tomorrow, Saturday, the garden at 2 Yew Tree Close will be open from 2pm to 4pm by kind invitation of Dennis and Jenifer Leister. There will be some stalls including cakes and a raffle. All proceeds to St Mary’s Church Fabric Fund. If wet in the Church Room. If you come by car please park in Broyle Lane.

FOOTBALL CLUB: The new season will shortly be commencing with the first team friendly fixtures having been arranged versus Horsham YMCA at home (Sat July 27), Eastbourne Town at home (July 30), Mile Oak away which is a double header for first and seconds (August 3) and these will be followed by the Chandler’s Cup charity match versus Lewes FC. The FA Cup and Vase draws have now been made and once again Ringmer have been drawn away in both competitions. In the FA Cup they travel to Greenwich Borough on August 17 and in the Vase they travel to Hassocks on September 21. All teams are back in training and anyone interested in joining the club to play for any of the teams should contact the relevant team manager (first team manager Jason Hopkinson, second team Grant Olive and youth team 16 to 18yrs Richard Goodall) via the club website On the social side tomorrow, Saturday, is the Summer eggheads style quiz in the Caburn Pavilion bar at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. 60 multi-choice questions on a wide range of subjects and all are welcome to this lighthearted event.

RINGMER - LEWES Cycleway proposals. ESCC will be holding a public consultation in Ringmer Village Hall on Wednesday, from 3pm to 7pm.

BRIDGE CLUB: The result of the duplicate pairs played on July 3 was: 1, Alan Disney and Roy Skan; 2, Valerie and Peter King; 3, Jenny Charman and Michael Slot. The next meeting of the club will take place in the village hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Contact number 01273 814220.

SUMMER SHOW: The RBL Horticultural and Home Produce Society Summer Show will be held in the village halls on Saturday, July 29, commencing at 2pm. Entries should be handed in to the Secretary at 5 The Martlets, Ringmer no later that 7pm on Thursday. The photographic classes have the subject titles A Farming Scene and Tranquility and the title for the painting class is Memories.

VILLAGE SUMMER FAIR: Advance notice that this event in aid of Ringmer Village Hall Fundraising will be held in the village hall and its grounds on Saturday July 27 from 2pm to 5pm Empire Dance will be starting the Fair off with dancing from local young people. Followed by: table top games, treasure map, cake stall, tombolas, lucky dips, guess the weight of the cake, cream teas, coconut shy, ball in the bucket, book stall, ice creams, photos in costume, bottle stall, raffles, guess the number of a bank note, Grand Draw, display and sales stalls and many more. There are two competitions you can prepare ahead of the Fair and bring along for judging on the afternoon. Anyone can enter the Decorate a Wooden Spoon. Entry charge £1 for over 15s, aged under 15 years 50p. Children 11 years and under paint/decorate a plaster gnome. Register and collect gnome from raffle table in the precinct on Saturday, July 13 or 20 from 9am to 11am £2.50. Bring along to the Fair for judging. Draw tickets have been distributed to all houses in Ringmer. If you want to buy more or didn’t get any please contact Pam Bowmaker on 01273 813625 or come to the table in the precinct on the above dates. Please remember to take your money and ticket stubs to Freeman Forman by The Green or bring them to the Summer Fair. There are 16 prizes for the village wide Grand Draw. Glyndebourne have donated two festival tickets; the gliding club a free lesson; The Anchor Inn, The Cock Inn and The Green Man have all given vouchers for Sunday lunches. Goldcliff Nursery are donating a plant arrangement and the bowls club are giving six bottles of wine. The history group have donated a book of the local area. The two cash prizes of £100 and £50 have also been donated. Many thanks to all prize givers. Helpers are still needed for the day as well as cakes for the cream teas. If you are willing to help serve teas or be a general dogs body then please get in touch with Pam Bowmaker. It is hoped that there will be a large attendance at this event, no entry fee, and that everyone will have a good time.

BOWLS CLUB RESULTS: The results of the bowls club matches played last week are as follows: Ringmer v Adastra 72-64, Ringmer v Wadhurst 68-58, Ringmer v Hailsham 65-69 and Ringmer v Cross-in-Hand 59-74.

Rodmell & Southease

THE FUNERAL of Brett Young took place at the Downs Crematorium on June 27 at 11.15am. The crematorium was packed for the simple service, and afterwards the wake was at our pub, The Abergavenny Arms, which would probably have pleased Brett very much. Our thoughts are with Claire and children. For those who wish to add to a memorial fund for the tree which will be planted in memory of Brett, donations can be sent to Cooper & Son Funeral Service, 42 High Street, Lewes BN7 2DD. Tel: 01273 475557. The service was taken by our curate, Marcus Brown, who saw it through, made the wake, then had to be taken to hospital himself by wife Jenny for attention to gall stones. Ouch, Marcus, I’m told they are very painful by people who suffered them. We hope you recover quickly.

VISITING: In the meantime I’m back visiting Mike in Meadow Lodge where he was taken, also on the day of Brett’s funeral.

THE COUNTRY FAIR is tomorrow, Saturday, 11am to 4pm on the cricket ground, run by the primary school. Stalls, vintage cars, animals, reptile house, dog show, pony rides, tractor rides, bouncy castle, farm shop, live music, crafts, games with big prizes and much more. Barbecue and beer tent. Entry and parking free.

THERE IS a lot going on in Rodmell in July and August and here are the details taken from our parish magazine: Rodmell and Southease WI meet on Tuesday. Planning on A Plate, time for members to plan the programme for next year and enjoy a finger buffet. Saturday August 17 is the Rodmell Summer Show on the sports field, 2pm to 4.30pm. Monk’s House events include July 19, 7.30pm, To The River, Olivia Laing; August 2, Monk’s House Garden, Caroline Zoob; August 7, 10am to 4pm Kick-Start Your writing With New Writing South with professional writer Evlynn Sharp. Booking is essential for all special events at Monk’s House on 474760.

FRIENDS of mine have several times tried to get one or two nights accommodation in Lewes with no luck. They would welcome a Premier Inn and feel Lewes really needs such an establishment since there are now so few B&Bs in Lewes.

ROAD RAGE: I was disgusted to read in last week’s Sussex Express about the road rage incident in Ashcombe Lane, Kingston If such a person with such a temper is behind the wheel of a car that is surely a danger to other road users. Let’s hop the culprit is found soon and given a good talking to.

I HAVE HAD a number of phone calls of late asking me about banking details. The person calling always has a foreign accent. I give them no details at all but put the phone done. I suggest other readers who may have had such calls do the same. I also never use cash machines but always go into the bank because of the scams which exist. I’m sure you the readers are as fed up with cold fallers and junk mail as I am. Opening junk mail to take out various metal items all takes time and effort which are quite often in sort supply to busy people.

CANADA: I have quite a lot of friends and relations in Canada, some in Edmonton and some near Calgary where the floods have hit recently. This is a fracking area and my cousin tells me that there is concern after the flooding, as to if it will intrude on the fracking process, and contaminate the drinking water. Food, or should I say water, for thought since we have had such bad floods over here, and fracking appears to be on the cards.


COUNCIL MEETINGS: There will be a meeting of Telscombe Town Council on Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre. Members of the public are welcome to attend and can ask questions during a 15 minute period at the beginning of the meeting. The agenda for the meetings will be put on council notice boards a few days before the meeting and will usually also be available on the council’s website at

SUMMER FAIR: Telscombe and Peacehaven Council’s joint Summer Fair is taking place at Chatsworth Park, off Ambleside Avenue, Telscombe Cliffs on Saturday July 20, starting at 1pm, with the official opening at 2pm by Simon Kirby MP. There will be lots of entertainment including a fun fair, climbing wall, Argus bouncy castle, fire engine, Jaws ‘n’ Claws (animal handling, tarantulas, rabbits, hedgehog, snakes, crickets, tortoise to name but a few), Owls out and about, lamb weighing and shearing, Telscombe School’s samba band and Meridian Athletic penalty shoot-out to name but a few. There will be arena events starting at 1pm with the Cuckoos Nest Morris Dancers followed by Southern Stomp line dancing, bonnie baby competition (0 to 6 months and 6 to 12 months), Harlequin dance studios display, children’s games and a tug of war. The raffle will round off the day at 4.30pm with the first prize being a digital TV, plus lots of other prizes including a flokati rug, a kettle, a free MOT, a free cream tea, a picnic set, wine, soft toys, chocolates and lots more. The proceeds of the raffle will go to the Mayor of Telscombe and Peacehaven’s charity fund, so please buy lots of tickets. There will also be plenty of stalls including Friends of Telscombe Tye, jewellery, Rotary, Age UK, Bee keepers, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Crimestoppers, Coastwatch, Peacehaven Horticultural Society, Help for Heroes, RNLI, Wave Leisure, Telscombe WI, Telscombe Nursery, Guides, Try Tots Rugby, The Flower Shed and The Nautical Training Corps which will be selling an array of things, plus tombola, face painting and much more. If you are feeling hungry there will be a variety of food outlets for your delectation.

Willingdon, Wannock & Jevington

SUMMER FETES: Although the numbers were down this year on those attending St Mary’s Church Summer Fete on July 6, which was probably due to the fact that there were so many other events taking place that day, the money raised was about £5,000 for the church, which was up on last year. Jevington Village Fete was held the previous week and raised £4,600 also up on last year. £1,600 will be donated to St Andrew’s Church Jevington.

POLEGATE WINDMILL will be holding their Summer Fete on Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. It will be opened by the mayor of Polegate Cllr Malcolm Cunningham. This is the major fund raising event for the mill and as usual strawberry cream teas will be available as well as cakes, plants, tombola, bric-a-brac, hoopla, darts and other favourites. During the afternoon visitors will be entertained by ‘Con Brio’ led by John Purcell with a variety of music including jazz, soul, folk, and rock ‘n’ roll. Guided tours of the mill will be available at £1 for adults and 50p per child.

A COFFEE MORNING will be held at Trinity Church at 10am tomorrow, Saturday, in support of Action for Children. There will be a number of stalls and refreshments will be served.

OWEN DONOVAN will be providing the entertainment at the Wheatsheaf from 8.30pm tomorrow, Saturday. On Sunday jazz duo Denis and Pete will be playing music to accompany your Sunday lunch. Ring 01323 502069.

KEVIN PALLISTER will be entertaining customers at The British Queen from 8.30pm tomorrow, Saturday.

STREET MEETING: PCSO Ali Beadon will be at The Thatchings at 11am tomorrow, Saturday. Do go along and meet her, particularly if there is anything you would like to discuss relating to her role. PCSO Ali Beadon can also be contacted by ringing 101 extension 68233 or on her mobile 07787 685 755.

JPK PROJECT: You may be aware that the JPK Sussex Project has now purchased the Edgmond Church site in Old Town Eastbourne to build a supported residential centre for people with a learning disability. There have been many set-backs along the way but hopefully everything will now run smoothly for the charity. Grant making trusts and the lottery can now be approached with confidence, and pledges will be honoured now that planning permission has been obtained. Organisations, clubs and individuals, who were beginning to lose heart, will now have no doubt that this project will go ahead. To help fundraise visit or call the project co-ordinator Willingdon resident Jill Parker on 0843 289 3624.

THE CHURCH RAMBLERS will be meeting at Chalk Farm at 10.30am on Monday for a five mile circular walk from Warbleton to Rushlake Green, some steady climbs but wonderful scenery.

JUDGING for the Willingdon and Jevington in Bloom competition begins on the week commencing July 15. Entrants will be notified of the results at the presentation evening to be held at 7.30pm on Thursday September 12 at Trinity Church Hall.

JEVINGTON AND FILCHING Residents’ Association will be having a meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday at Jevington Village Hall.

THE PROBUS CLUB will be meeting at 10.15am for 10.30pm on Thursday at The Red Lion.

THE RED LION has a charity quiz on the third Thursday of the month from about 7.30pm. The next quiz will be on July 18. To enter the quiz is just £2 per person which includes a chip butty. The winning team receives half the proceeds and the remaining half goes to the charity. They can then choose the next charity to be supported.

THE FRIENDLY CUPPA with hearing aid servicing will be held at 10.30am on Thursday in St Mary’s Church Hall.

TRINITY DINERS will be meeting at noon on Friday July 19 at Trinity Church Hall. The menu will be fruit juice, quiche Lorraine, various salads, pineapple upside-down pudding and custard followed by tea or coffee. The cost is just £5. To reserve a place, please call Jennie on 01323 484189.

IT’S COMEDY NIGHT at The British Queen on Friday July 19. Two professional comedians and two amateur comedians will be providing the entertainment starting at 9pm so it should be a good night. Tickets are £4 each and the doors open at 7.45pm. For further information ring 01323 484166. On Saturday July 20 Rockaround will be entertaining customers from 8.30pm.

THE BRIDGE STRING QUARTET will be giving a concert at St Andrew’s Church Jevington in celebration of the work of Frank Bridge and Benjamin Britten. It will be held on Saturday July 20. Gates open for car parking in the Old Rectory Fields Church Street from 6pm and there is then a reception in the Old Rectory Gardens. Seats in St Andrew’s Church should be taken by 6.55pm when there will be an introduction by Thomas Grant at the start of the concert. There will then be an interval for drinks outside the church before the quartet will resume with Benjamin Britten’s Quartet No 1. The concert ends at 8.45pm when the bar opens until 9.30pm.To book your ticket email or call 01323 483198. Tickets are £15 each and all proceeds are for St Andrew’s Church restoration fund.