Telscombe news
Telscombe news

LDC WILD: Lewes District Council is holding a nature-themed treasure hunt entitled LDC Wild at nature reserves, parks and green spaces across the district during the school summer holidays. Residents, particularly families and young people are invited to visit participating locations to hunt for the creature pictures hidden throughout. Tweet a photo of yourself with one of the creatures to @LewesDC using the hashtag #LDCWildto be entered into a weekly draw to win a nature-themed prize.

LDC Wild aims to encourage residents and visitors to the district to get out and discover the beautiful and varied green spaces the district has to offer while taking part in a fun and educational activity.

Discover our creatures this summer at Landport Bottom, Nevill Road, Lewes, Friday to Thursday, August 5 to 11; Meeching Down Local Wildlife Site, Newhaven, Friday to Thursday, August 12 to 18; Centenary Park (The Big Park), Peacehaven, Friday to Thursday, August 19 to 25; Castle Hill Local Nature Reserve, Newhaven, Friday August 26 to Thursday September 1; The Railway Land Local Nature Reserve, Lewes, Friday to Thursday, September 2 to 8.

Contact our Community Rangers for more information; email or For a complete list of our Community Ranger events visit

COUNCILLORS SURGERY: On the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 11am at the Civic Centre. No appointment necessary. Come along and see your local councillors. Contact phone: 01273 589777.

WI: Telscombe Cliffs Women’s Institute meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm in the Civic Centre.

DANCE CLASS: Pre-school age 2 to 4 years, £3.50 per session every Tuesday from 9.15am to 9.45am. Contact Anneli Smith via Civic Centre, 01273 589777.

SUMMER PROGRAMME: Telscombe and Peacehaven Summer Programme for young people. Daily events hosted by Wave Leisure throughout the Summer. Differing venues. Contact Scott Morgan, phone: 01273 588858.

COUNCIL MEETINGS: Planning and Highways meeting on Monday at 7.30pm in the Civic Centre. If there is insufficient business meetings may be cancelled. Please therefore telephone the Civic Centre on 01273 589777 to ensure that the meeting is being held. Meetings are open to members of the public who are able to ask questions for a 15 minute period at the start of each meeting. Meetings are held in Telscombe Civic Centre, 360 South Coast Road unless otherwise stated.

FOOTNOTES: After a week of biting my nails down to the quick, I nervously made my way to the local surgery to find out the results of an ECG.
 I find that sometimes having a vivid imagination, whilst it stands me in great stead in my acting and writing careers, can also be a curse when faced with something like this. I had already packed a suitcase in my mind for the hospital stay, forced myself not to warn my neighbours that I was going to be away for some time and to tell everyone I was about to depart this world. 
You can probably guess the rest. 
The ECG was completely clear, the rest of the physical I had was also fine and there was nothing wrong with me except for the wear and tear of age. Attempting to cover the great relief I felt, I repeated to the doctor giving me this news, Jimmy Durante’s great line in a similar situation, ‘I can’t possible die, I am booked through to the Spring’. 
This was met with a resigned silence. We have known each other for over 20 years, but I feel he has always regretted taking an actor on the books.

Have a great week, enjoy what sunshine we are having this summer.

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