HAVE YOUR SAY: Building on car parks, have your say. A plan to build more than 400 homes across various sites in the Lewes District Council area has been unveiled. These sites are owned by Lewes District Council and the council see this scheme, which will be undertaken by one builder, as a way of helping the council to fulfil its home building target as set by the government. The district wide scheme will feature a mixture of different types of homes. Part of this plan is to build on some car parks in Peacehaven and Telscombe Cliffs, in particular Steyning Avenue and Piddinghoe Avenue. The others being considered are Horsham Avenue, adjacent to The Dell and Fairlight Avenue, Telscombe Cliffs. The Peacehaven and District Chamber Commerce committee is meeting with Lewes District Council on October 6 to present the views of local businesses about the proposals. We want to represent your views, so we are inviting you to put forward in writing any concerns you have regarding these proposals. Please send your questions in no more than 100 words to by Thursday October 1 so we can collate the questions to be presented. Remember, it is the business perspective that should be presented. Other consultations for residents and members of the public will be available (details are on the LDC website).

CAB: Citizens Advice Bureau Drop in advice surgery on the last Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Civic Centre. Advice can also be gained via their website

BINGO: This is on the last Friday of each month at the Civic Centre, 6.45pm for 7pm start. Eight games played for £4, plus an additional Snowball and Flyer game. Free refreshments at half-time break. Proceeds to Mayor of Telscombe’s charity fund.

COFFEE MORNING: Macmillan Coffee Morning on Thursday from 10am to noon at the Civic Centre. 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.

COUNCIL MEETING: The Amenities and Civic Centre. Monday, 7.30pm at the Civic Centre.

FOOTNOTES: Just for a change, Jack and I had a stroll around Newhaven the other day. Still remains depressingly run down, despite all the promises of money being given to develop it. The new fire station etc., is taking shape and looks as though it will be finished soon. We went on an afternoon and there was hardly a soul about, which added to the sense of neglect and decay. During the Sixties, I was in digs in Peacehaven, whilst appearing at the Theatre Royal, Brighton. On a day off I have a vague memory of taking a bus ride through Newhaven High Street. The place was bustling with traffic and people. The shops were many and varied. Such a contrast with today. Progress is not all it is cracked up to be. Have a good week.

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