COUNCIL ADVERTISING: An advertisement in their quarterly newsletter, The Town Crier, starts from as little as £40 per issue. It’s delivered to over 3,000 homes in the area, as well as local shops and businesses. You can see the latest issues on their website. Quote TTC15 to get a 10 percent discount on an annual advert. They also have various size rooms available to hire from only £10 an hour. It’s the perfect place for a business meeting, training or seminar. For more information telephone 01273 589777 or send an email to Reception.

ROADWORKS: From our local MP: Welcome to my latest email as your local Member of Parliament. Today I am writing to inform residents about the resurfacing of the A259 at Ovingdean. The council have informed me that resurfacing work will be carried out on the seafront road at Ovingdean from September 7 to 12 inclusive. The road’s surface is cracking and worn and officials at Brighton and Hove City Council have said that it cannot be left much longer without deteriorating seriously. The dual carriageway will be closed, one side at a time with a contraflow system in operation. The junction with Greenways, at the Ovingdean Roundabout, will also be closed throughout the works. A special shuttle bus will be provided to pick people up from around Ovingdean village to take them to join the main Big Lemon bus service at Falmer Road. I would advise constituents to be aware that this could cause delays and to find an alternative route if possible. I hope you find this helpful.

EVENT: Last Night of the Proms second half screening and Bingo at the Civic Centre, Saturday September 12 from 7pm to 11pm. Ticket price £10 includes three bingo tickets per game. Please pay in advance and get your ticket which you will need to bring with you on the night to exchange for your bingo books. This also entitles you to a free drink and refreshments and watching Last Night of the Proms on a big screen. Contact email: phone: 01273 589777.

COFFEE MORNING: Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Civic Centre on Thursday September 24 from 10am to noon. Please donate generously for your drink and cake that will be available on the day. There will also be a raffle and stalls. If you would like a stall for £5 each, please ring Telscombe Council on 01273 589777.

RACE NIGHT: Telscombe Residents’ Association present the Telscombe Race Night. Ticket cost £5 to include admittance and refreshments. There will be eight races, a pay bar and raffle. To sponsor a race, horse or donate to the raffle please contact Chris Bowman on the phone number below. In aid of Telscombe Residents’ Association and Mayor of Telscombe’s charity fund. November 21, 7pm for 7.30pm start at the Civic Centre. Contact Chris Bowman 01273 583213

COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY: On the first Saturday of each month at the Civic Centre from 10am to 11am. No appointment necessary. Come along and see your local Councillors.

ZUMBA: Zumba Class at the Civic Centre every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm. This is an exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latin inspired, calorie burning dance fitness party. Just drop in and join the fun! £5 per class or 5 classes for £20. Contact Alex Murphy 07988 610269.

FOOTNOTES: After gazing at the rain pouring down and watching the water level inch towards the height of the back step of the cottage, Jack and I donned waterproofs and ventured out into the town. Plodding through huge puddles, we were reminded of our years at our cottage in West Somerset, where we were nearly flooded out several times. However, the rain stopped and the sun came out as we completed our tour of Telscombe and Peacehaven. Just back in time, grateful that no water had breached our back door. However, long complaints some days later from the kind man who mows the grass on our lawns, at how it had grown in the meantime. Oh well, every cloud has a silver lining. Enjoy your week.

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