Telscombe news
Telscombe news

THIS WEEK: Sees the launch of the South Downs National Park Authority take the lead campaign, with great tips for dog walkers to enjoy the South Downs, Telscombe, Saltdean and Peacehaven.

IT’S BACK: The Comic Relief Quiz Night at Telscombe Civic Centre today, Friday, at 7pm. Max team six, £2 per person, bring your own refreshments. All proceeds to Comic Relief. For further information telephone 01273 589777.

BINGO EVENING: On the last Friday of each month, 6.45pm for 7pm start at the Civic Centre. Next Bingo is on Friday March 24. 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.

SUMMER FAYRE: This popular event will be taking place in Chatsworth Park, Telscombe Cliffs on Saturday July 8 from 1pm to 4.30pm. If you would like a stall, please contact 01273 589777. We are also looking for volunteer stewards throughout the afternoon, so if you have a spare hour or more, please let us know on 01273 589777.

DANCE CLASS: Every Tuesday from 9am to 930am at the Civic Centre for pre-school age 2 to 4 year olds, £3.50 per session. 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.

LIVING LIGHT PILATES: Every Monday 11am to noon and Wednesday 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.

FITNESS PILATES: Every Monday 9.30am to 10.30am and Thursday 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.

COMMITTEE MEETING: The Planning and Highways Committee meet on Monday at 7.30pm in the Civic Centre.

FOOTNOTES: It being the start of spring and the added impetus of having to increase the household shopping bill due to Chaplin now being with me, I decided to overhaul our finances. One glaring amount stood out was the amount we were paying for Sky TV. So deciding on a change and a cheaper supplier, I contacted BT and agreed to take up their offer which was considerable cheaper than what I was currently paying. However, this involved the installation of an aerial, carried out by a support group of BT and this was where I ran into trouble. An appointment was made and Chaplin and I waited patiently for the guy to turn up. After a morning had gone by I decided to phone them. I then discovered I had to run a barrage of questions telling me to press the number that I thought applicable. Having, after hopefully pressing all the right numbers, I was put through to a humanoid who promised they would investigate and phone back. Two hours later, I phoned again, battling my way through the afore-mentioned numbers. Again, profuse apologies and promises to phone back. Two hours later with darkness closing in, I rang again, navigating my way through those numbers. Again extensive and grovelling apologies, I was told it was too late and too dark for the man to erect the aerial, and another date was arranged. I am now sitting here with Chaplin on his usual place on my desk, awaiting his arrival. Episode two next week. Enjoy your week and go safely.

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