Telscombe news
Telscombe news

BINGO: Bingo Evening on the last Friday of each month, Friday August 26, 6.45pm for 7pm start at the Civic Centre. Eight games played for £4, plus an additional Snowball (50p per single ticket) and Flyer game (£1 a sheet). Free cup of tea/coffee at half-time break. Proceeds to Mayor of Telscombe’s charity fund.

DAILY EVENTS: Hosted by Wave Leisure throughout the summer. Differing venues. For details contact Scott Morgan or phone 01273 588858.

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU: If you need advice, a representative from the Citizens Advice Bureau is at the Telscombe Civic Centre on the last Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to 12.30pm and at Peacehaven Library, Meridian Centre, Peacehaven on Tuesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3pm, no appointment is necessary. You can also obtain advice by contacting Adviceline on 03444 111 444 or at

OVERHANGING VEGETATION: Does your hedge overhang the footpath? Are people forced to walk at the edge of the footpath, or even on the road? Do trees on your land overhang the roadway? Think about the effect this has had on road users, particularly the blind, elderly, people in wheelchairs and mums with buggies. You may run the risk of a formal notice from East Sussex County Council if vegetation from your property overhangs the highway. You could even face legal action from an injured member of the public. East Sussex County Council have issued a Guidance for Property Owners leaflet which can be obtained from them or the Telscombe Civic Centre. We are asking residents to check the boundaries of their property for overhanging hedges, bushes, shrubs etc and if they are encroaching over the pavement, please cut them back. Thank You.

FOOTNOTES: The sudden howl of jet engines waking me from my post prandial snooze in the garden on Friday, was a sudden reminder that Airbourne was with us again. I have no complaints, as I rather enjoy the spectacle of our latest aircraft hurling themselves across the sky. I am also lost in admiration for the pilots who manoeuvre them so adroitly. As a boy, I was fascinated by any type of flying machine and regrettable developed a taste for speed that has never really left me. For some years I had a cottage in the West Country, where the RAF used the Severn for bombing practice, and we always knew when they were about as the chickens we had, dived for cover. The golden retrievers were unimpressed, and would only gaze casually at the sky as the latest bombers screamed overhead, so close you could see the oil stains on their fuselage. Watching them in a show is one thing of course, but being underneath them when they are bombing for real must be terrifying. I went back to my book, the deckchair and the sun, grateful that the last plane to drop bombs in my direction, was in Streatham, South London, by a German Luftwaffe fighter bomber, who missed completely, but totally destroyed the garden shed and greenhouse that my father had erected the previous week. Enjoy the sun, what there is of it, and be safe, wherever you are.

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