Telscombe news
Telscombe news

FILM SHOW AND GAMES: Come along to our children’s film show and games morning at Telscombe Civic Centre. There will be a film, table tennis and pool. Entry is free. There will be a snack pack available to purchase. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an older friend or family member. This event takes place on the first Saturday of every month.

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.

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

DANCE CLASS: Children’s Dance Class for pre-school age 2 to 4 years, £3.50 per session. Every Tuesday from 9.15am to 9.45am at the Civic Centre. Contact Anneli Smith via Civic Centre, 01273 589777.

YOGA: Every Monday from 7.15pm to 8.15pm at the Civic Centre. Contact Jane email:; phone: 07703 167895.

FITNESS PILATES: Every Monday from 9.30am to 10.30am and Thursday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm at the Civic Centre. Get fit, tone up, prevent back pain, improve flexibility and posture. Equipment provided, just bring some water. Only £6 per class or £40 for eight weeks. Contact Jennie Palmer email:; phone: 07825 702775.

PILATES: Living Light Pilates every Wednesday from 9.30am to 10.30am and 10.30am to 11.30am at the Civic Centre. £6 per class or £5 with eight class pass plus one free session.

Contact Nicola Murray-Smith email:; phone: 07776 457752.

COUNCIL MEETING: There will be a Planning and Highways Committee meeting on Monday at 7.30pm. 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: Chaplin has now decided to adopt me. Chaplin, I should explain, is the large cat who first appeared in my garden last week.

I have named him Chaplin, because he is black and white, has a swagger when he walks and a permanent look of disdain on his face. His arrival coincided with the delivery of a flat pack of a bathroom cabinet I had ordered, then failed to see, the very small print that had the ominous words, ‘self-assembly’ under the illustration. Chaplin looked on with interest as I unpacked the mounds of cardboard and then studied the instructions for putting the anonymous pieces of white painted wood together. Some two hours later, after a lot of cursing and being convinced that the instructions were wrong or there were pieces missing, I finished up with what looked passable like the original illustration. During all this Chaplin had assisted by sitting on the instructions, going to sleep whilst lying on a vital piece of wood, that I searched nearly half an hour for and generally being a typical cat. I finished eventually and we both settled down to admire the finished article, Chaplin with a saucer of milk and cat biscuits, me with a cup of tea and a digestive. Go safely and enjoy your week.

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