COUNCILLORS SURGERY: On the firsts Saturday of each month from 10am to 11am in the Civic Centre. No appointment necessary. Come along and see your local councillors.

RESIDENTS ASSOIATION: On the first Thursday of each month from 7.15pm to 9.15pm at the Civic Centre. Email the secretary at for a copy of the meeting agenda.

SUPPORT GROUP: The Breast Cancer Support Group meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 1pm to 3.30pm at Telscombe Civic Centre.

BINGO EVENING: On the last Friday of each month in the Civic Centre. 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. The next Bingo evening is today, Friday, 6.45pm for 7pm. Contact 01273 589777 for further details.

QUIZ NIGHT: Come along and enjoy this light-hearted quiz night. Teams of up to six at £2 per person. Bring your own food and drink.

CONTACT: If you need to contact someone about the Tye gates, fencing or access Tel: 01273 589777, Telscombe Council. In case of emergency (or out of hours) Tel: 07843 425412 (town clerk). If you need to contact someone about the community flock of sheep on the Tye then call 01273 302486 (Stud Farm) or 01273 589777 Telscombe Town Council or out of hours 07843 425412 (town clerk).

FOOTNOTES: A very odd feeling walking the streets without a dog. People also seem to look at you somewhat oddly. A friend suggested that I overcome this by carrying a lead and I am still thinking about this. It has been some time since I went into Brighton. If I am going to London, I prefer to go via Lewes, where it is easier to get to the station and park from where I live. However my mobile phone has decided to give up the ghost and I needed a new one. I am, thank heavens, not one of those people, who, having reached a maturity of years, sneers at any modern technology and I enjoyed the obvious enthusiasm and knowledge of the very young male who took me through the latest models, until we mutually agreed on a moderately priced one that would suit my fairly simple needs. Whilst never describing myself as a computer buff, far from it, I would be lost without my mobile and laptop, For years I wrote on a manual typewriter and I still marvel at the ease with which I turn out scripts, short stories, (have just won an award), and the everlasting autobiography on the computer. So much quicker and better and I am all for that.

For those who wonder, yes, I am still being asked if I will get a replacement for Jack. The answer, currently is no, but I can remember when, after the death of one of my beloved Golden Retrievers, I exclaimed vehemently that I would never have another dog. Within three weeks, I was watching a puppy chase his tail around my lounge carpet. It is called being human.

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