Peacehaven

Peacehaven news
Peacehaven news

COUNCIL MEETINGS: Planning and Highways meeting, Anzac room Tuesday at 7.30pm.

SUMMER FAIR: Peacehaven Town Council are actively organising this year’s Summer Fair which will take place on Saturday July 13 from 11am to 4pm at Centenary Park. PTC are taking bookings for stalls and commercial pitches. If you’re a business and would like to sponsor the event please email: Deborah Donovan civicandmarketing @peacehaventowncouncil.gov.uk for further information.

COUNCILLORS: Interested in becoming a councillor? Peacehaven Town Council is calling on residents passionate about their community to stand in the elections in May for a new council. Councillors, who put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work, are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on decisions the council makes. Becoming a town councillor will allow you to engage with residents, groups and businesses, make decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward and become involved to ensure services are meeting your community’s needs. You can either stand as an independent or as a candidate for a group or political party. To find out more please contact: townmanager @peacehaventowncouncil.gov.uk

FOOD BANK: The Mayor of Peacehaven is supporting the SCDA food bank which serves clients from Peacehaven and neighbouring towns. Peacehaven Town Council has set up a donation basket in the foyer of Community House, if you have any items to spare please drop by between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

CINEMA: The next film will be on Wednesday April 17 showing, Green Book, 7.30pm in the Main Hall, Community House, Meridian Centre. Tickets are available from the Information Office at just £5.

SATURDAY MARKET: The market tomorrow will be organised by Harlequins Dance and Drama from 8.30am to noon.

ZUMBA GOLD: An exercise to music class aimed at those new to exercise or are of ‘a certain age’. Music from the 60’s and 70’s with some Latin style tunes as well. Gold is a slower paced version of the very popular Zumba. Wednesday 10am or 11am, pick which time you prefer, at the Catholic Church Hall, Horsham Ave, Peacehaven. £5. More info from Louise 07786425758.

KEMPTON HOUSE DAY CENTRE: For over 50’s Monday, Wednesday and Friday noon to 2pm lunch served at 12.30pm, £5 per day includes dinner, pudding, tea or coffee. Come and meet new people and enjoy a home cooked meal. Please call and book a dinner the day before on 01273 585984. Cavell Avenue, Peacehaven.

THE PSALTY RINGERS: A group of handbell ringers, are looking for new members. You do not have to be able to read music but it helps. The group meets in the Charles Neville Room, Community House every Thursday from 2pm to 4pm. For further details contact 01273 584725.

LITTER PICKING: Organised by the newly formed clean Peacehaven volunteer group; E-mail cleanpeacehaven@gmail.com for details of the planned clean ups. Please see the Peacehaven Town Council website for further details.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: Keep an eye out for consultation meetings on www.peacehaven towncouncil.gov.uk or Peacehaven council Facebook page.

COMMUNITY CAFE: Now open six mornings, in the foyer, Community House, Meridian Centre. Tea, coffee, egg, bacon, sausage sandwiches and cooked breakfasts available. Run by local charities. Monday and Wednesday morning’s the café is organised by the charity Sussex Pet Rescue.

KNOW DEMENTIA: Memory Moments Café. Everyone welcome especially those with memory problems and their family supporter. Every Friday from 10am to 1pm, Anzac Room, Community House, Meridian Centre.

DEANS SENIOR TEA CLUB: The Deans Senior Tea Club provides free, weekly, social tea clubs with a mission to combat loneliness and isolation in older age. Our Peacehaven club in the Meridian Centre, It runs every Monday, 2pm to 4pm. The group is desperately looking for new volunteers.

E-NEWS: Sign up to our online E-News magazine at http://www.peacehaventown council.gov.uk/ for monthly updates on what is happening within council and around the town. If you would like to advertise in our Enews, please email civicandmarketing @peacehaventowncouncil.gov.uk

MAYORS CHARITIES: The mayor will be raising funds this year for vital medical equipment for the town’s doctor’s surgeries.

MP SURGERIES: These will take place every other week, from 10am to noon at Community House, with Lloyd Russell-Moyle. The surgeries are on an appointment basis only, contact 01273 550121 or email Lloyd@russell-moyle.co.uk

NEIGHBOURHOOD FIRST: Neighbourhood advisors can help and assist you to try and resolve a range of issues, such as dog fouling, fly-tipping, littering and street cleaning, abandoned vehicles, fallen trees. You can report the issues via; www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk /environmental-problems /neighbourhood-first/ or using the Smart phone app.

PEACEHAVEN WI: Before the meeting started we enjoyed an excellent Ploughman’s Lunch, so were ready for a great afternoon of entertainment by the indomitable Ann Chance, OBE. We have welcomed this lady on two previous occasions, but to my mind this talk was the most hilarious. She began by explaining how she made a parachute jump for charity, which was really nail-biting. Later on she decided she would like to take flying lessons, and passed around items worn during this episode. After very many intrepid flights with an instructor, she was then told it was time to take a solo flight, which was quite hairy. However, she passed with ‘flying’ colours and was a fully fledged pilot. She followed this with many amazing trips, notably one where she lost all contact by radio and managed, with a manoeuvre she remembered seeing in a film, to land safely. We were all in awe of Ann and her escapades, which also gave us lots to laugh at. A truly happy afternoon. We have another one coming up on April 3, why not join us? We shall be delighted to welcome you to our friendly group. (Joy Allen).