Parish Pump Newhaven - August 9, 2013


THE CUCKMERE VALLEY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: The Annual Show will be held in the War Memorial Hall from today, Friday at 1 pm to 5pm and Saturday from 11am to 4.30pm. Members have been very busy preparing their entries.

Visitors are very welcome to admire and perhaps make plans to join and be inspired to be the winning entry next year. There will be refreshments with drinks and cakes available.

THE 300 CLUB: will meet on Tuesday August 13 at The George at 8pm. The monthly gathering to witness the lucky numbers being drawn is also a convivial meeting for a chat with friends and neighbours.

BINS - a very emotive word in Alfriston. We have no doubts that eventually the new system will sort itself out but at the moment we are all in some confusion as to when the bins will be collected. We hope that by the time you are reading this all bins will have been emptied and next week’s collection will be as planned. This ‘confusion’ has resulted in a constant exchange of e-mails up-dating the arrangements, none of which at the time of writing, have come to pass.

ALFRISTON FESTIVAL: Tickets for the Family Quiz Night, The Festival Revue and the British Legion Concert are now on sale at Hicks, The Newsagents in Waterloo Square. The Quiz Night will be on August 23 at 7pm in the War Memorial Hall. Teams should be no more than six people. A light supper is included in the ticket price of £6. The War Memorial Hall is also the venue of The Festival Revue on August 24 at 7pm. The evening of sketches, music and cabaret acts featuring the Alfriston Players will be supported by the Festival Band. Tickets are £8 and include a wine and cheese supper. The Little Common Royal British Legion Band Concert starts at 7pm at St Andrew’s Church. The ticket price of £7.50 includes a glass of wine or soft drink in the interval.


DRIFTWOOD OPEN GARDEN, Marine Drive, Bishopstone, August 11 and 13, 11am – 5pm, in aid of St Wilfred’s Hospice Secret Gardens Scheme. Refreshments including afternoon tea will be available on both days.

BEACH CLEAN: The next Tide Mills community beach clean is at 10am on Sunday 18 August, at the beach end of Mill Drove (off the A259).

Come along, grab a bag and litter picker and help clean up the area for visitors and the local wildlife. For further information, email Jim Skinner ( or phone 01273 517291; or contact Peter Mason ( or phone 01323 893096.

THE SUMMER FETE & DOG SHOW on Saturday, August 3, on the village green was a great success raising about £3,250 for St Andrew’s.

Many thanks to the organisers Jane Lucy and Sue Roebuck and to the many people from Bishopstone and the surrounding area who helped make it such a memorable and rewarding (not to mention exhausting) day. Even the weather smiled upon us this year.


BARCOMBE WI. Tuesday August 13 Garden Meeting 3pm, at Little Holmans, Town Littleworth. Bring swimming costume if you fancy a dip. Partners and children welcome. Please bring a plate of food to share.

SNOOKER CLUB: aka Barcombe Men’s Club, AGM on Monday, August 19 at 7.30pm. All current and potential members are urged to attend, there is much to discuss. Any item for the agenda, please inform Beryl Jackson, Secretary.

VILLAGE HALL: classes during the holidays. Several classes are still running right the way through the school holidays - so why not come along and join in? Monday evenings - Legs, Bums & Tums exercise class - contact Claire 01273 477986; Tuesday - Pilates 9.30-10.30am; Thursday 9.30-10.30am Pilates (Jo); Thursday 8.00-9.00pm Zumba - Jess. Any queries please contact:

STOOLBALL: When you read this we would have competed in the Championship Tournament at Seaford. We played our final game at Ditchling on a very dubious weather-wise evening. Luckily the rain held off, but copious amounts of sawdust had to be strewn between wickets. The result of Ditchling 95 and Barcombe 162 ( Paula Peters 5 for 32, Amanda Ridley 45 n.o.) meant that we are Mid Division league winners. Congratulations to the team and a big thank you to our umpire, Dan Colbourne, and to our new groundsman, Josh Colbourne. Thank you for reading my weekly reports and we will be back in 2014 to defend our title.

CRICKET: ESCL Div 2. Barcombe v Battle. Battle 128 all out in 38.2 overs. (Allan Trower 3-35 Nick Beck 2-15 Bertie Bextor 2-23 Paul Coppard 2-32). Barcombe 131-7 in 34.1 overs. (Paul Coppard 36 Keith Savage 23). Barcombe win by 6wkts. Barcombe 30 points Battle 8 points. ESCL Div 8. Herstmonceux 2nds v Barcombe 2nds. Barcombe 213-6 dec in 46.5 overs. (Mike Newman 76 Kane Black 74 Eddie Thomas 27). Herstmonceux 157-9 in 46 overs. (Ollie Winters 3-32). Match drawn Barcombe 19 points, Herstmonceux 10 points. Sunday 4th August. Sid Farenden Trophy, Barcombe v Ringmer. Barcombe 163 all out in 38.4 overs. (Joe Wheatley 54no Iuean Phillips 34). Ringmer 166 - 4 in 32.1 overs. (Nick Beck 2-25). Ringmer win by 6wkts.

BOWLS RESULTS: Wednesday, July 31, home to H. Heath and Beechurst. Les Line 12, Roger Oliver 33; John Blackmore 6, Tony Heald 21; Jas Osmond 10, Dorothy Glass 17; John Osmond 10, Vic Green 18. Club lost 38 to 89. Thursday 1st August away to Seaford. Jas Osmond 18, D. Feist 12; Henry bunney 5, K. Browning 26; John Osmond 23, E. Pattinson 12; Shaun Smith 9, M. O’Reilly 19. club lost 55 to 69.

70th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: of Bert and Hilda Norbury is on August 14. They ran the Royal Oak in Barcombe for many years and are still fondly remembered in the village. A gathering is set for Saturday, August 10 at lunchtime in the Oak. Anyone who would like to call in is most welcome.


I really thought that news for this week’s column was going to be difficult to find, all I had was the lost dog at 4am when one of the owners went downstairs and could not believe that the dog was not there. They were so concerned that they went walking round the village calling her. Apparently the dog had squeezed through the cat flap and was found outside the house by the neighbours when they returned late in the night, and not wanting to wake her owners took her in. So all ended well, I understand the cat flap has now been fixed. I was also going to write about how well the Sunday teas have been doing, with the fine weather, it has been a regular outing for many to come and sit by the pond and enjoy tea and homemade cake. The teas will be served into September when the Art & Soul Show will be on. Art and tea what could be better. But the news that has broken in Falmer is that the travellers have descended upon Falmer. They were escorted out of Stanmer Park by the police on Sunday morning, and were allowed to continue on their way, and their way was not too far, they ended in the farmer’s field opposite the Amex Stadium. There are about 60 caravans parked all around the field.


145th ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW: The big day is finally here! Come along and take part tomorrow, Saturday 10 August from 1pm until 5.30pm on the recreation round in Glynde. It will be a great family day out with beautiful displays of arts and crafts as well as locally grown flowers and produce.

There will be loads to keep everyone occupied: tea tent; bar tent; hog roast; music; raffle with fantastic prizes including tickets to Glyndebourne, Charleston and Plumpton Racecourse.

As tradition dictates, there will of course also be the produce and craft competition with the highly-prized silver goblets being awarded to the winners of the various categories. There is the new ‘Sam Haffenden Shield’ award, created to honour the local gardener and Honorary Life President of the Committee. Local primary and secondary children have been invited to enter the colouring competition and their work will be decorating the tea and cake marquee. After 5.30pm there will be time for you all to go home and freshen up for the musical highlight in the evening. This year, the event in the tent starts at 8pm with the wonderful Hayley Marie returning for another year and The Brass Monkeys raising the roof into the night.

There will of course be a well-stocked bar, barbeque, tombola, pub games and auction. Everyone is welcome, so please do come along and support this event – all proceeds for the evening event go to the Glynde and Beddingham Memorial Parade, which will be hosting a torchlight procession and short remembrance service followed by a fantastic firework display in Glynde on 8 November.

LITTLE COTTAGE TEA ROOMS: The Little Cottage Tea Rooms are now open from Wednesday until Sunday each week from noon until 5pm. The garden is of course a great attraction for visitors and there will be cake and craft sessions throughout the summer holiday where parents can enjoy a relaxing cup of tea or light lunch while the children are entertained. Debbie and David are providing a local delivery service so if you would like to place an order, with 24 hours’ notice, please call 01273 858225.

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST TEA: Geoff and Betsy Miller are again generously hosting what promises to be another superb Sunday Afternoon Tea to support teenage cancer sufferers and their families. Do come along and enjoy the afternoon in their garden at 1 Trevor Gardens (close to Glynde Reading Room) on Sunday 11 August between 3 and 5pm.

REACH VALLEY HOMEWORKERS: Chris Whitmore and Jolan van Herwaarden from Glynde have come up with the brilliant idea of gathering local people together who work at home and, despite the benefits of avoiding the daily commute, perhaps feel a bit cut off from the rest of the world. If you live and work in the area and feel in need of a couple of hours of social contact and support once a month, they warmly invite you to come along to the Little Cottage Tea (next to the shop) at midday on the second Wednesday of the month – 14 August. Please call Jolan on 858989 or email Chris on if you would like to join them so they can let the tea room know approximate numbers.

RECYCLING: Just to remind everyone that there are recycling facilities in the middle of the village – just on the Beddingham side of the bridge, by the station car park, which take bottles, cans and plastic. The recycling door-to-door collection is this week on Wednesday, 14, for Glynde and Monday, 12, for Beddingham, collecting bottles, tins and plastic as well as cardboard and now waste food for compost. For more information or if you are in need of recycling boxes, please phone 484999 or 471600.

CHURCH SERVICE: This Sunday there will be a service of hymns and readings in the tent on Glynde recreation ground at 10.15am.


CATTLE MARKET: Tomorrow, Saturday, and on the second Saturday of every month there will be plenty of fresh local produce at the Cattle Market, Market Street, Hailsham, from 9am to 12.30pm. From meats, cakes, organic milk, eggs, fruit and veg, breads, honey, shellfish and fresh fist, meat pies, jams and pickles, fruit juices, cheeses, sauces, plants and lots more including a crafts section, market café and free parking. For more details contact Phil brooks on (01323) 449478 or visit

GEORGE MEWS MARKET: Stallholders wanted for a new market to be held in the Mews at George Street. Sponsored by Wetherspoons, Fine Florists and Hailsham Pet Supplies, stalls are £10 and the market will be launched this month. If you would like a stall get in touch with Martin Tippett of Hailsham Pet Supplies, George St Mews on 07580 103508 or pop in. Organisers would particularly like to hear from such sellers of jewellery, fruit and veg, meat and already have a pastries and chocolates by My Home Bake coming along.

CHURCH SERVICES: This is the eleventh Sunday after Trinity. 8am Holy Communion (BCP) – A Child of the Father, 10.30am Morning Service with crèche and children’s groups – The God of Victory. 6.30pm Evening Prayer – Gospel Freedom. There is a Holy Communion Service at Emmanuel Church on Hawkswood at 2.45pm.

OPEN CHURCH: Since June a team of volunteers have been welcoming a steady number of visitors into the church building during the week. Many reasons bring folk in and the team is always glad to see them. Local folk pop in, some working nearby during their lunch break, visitors who had links with Hailsham in the past or holidaymakers from different parts of the UK as well as Germany and even Australia. Many want to learn more about the historic features of the building or to look through photographs and information booklets on its history, or have time to reflect and pray. A friendly chat over a coffee perhaps and an opportunity to take free literature and view a DVD explaining more about the Christian faith. The art exhibition in June drew in folk keen to view art by church members and was well received with many positive comments. Live music has been enjoyed too, singing and organ recitals and there is more to come in August and during the Arts Festival week in September.

As it is the school holiday time why not invite friends and family with children to visit and do the specially designed activity trail and colouring sheets. Open church takes place Tuesday to Thursday from noon until 2pm and during Bite-In on Fridays from 9.30am to noon (closed first and last week of August due to other events). A big thank you is offered to all involved.

CORINTHIAN CHURCH: On Sunday there is a Corinthian church service at Primrose Hall, 15a London Road, Hailsham from 11am until noon followed by refreshments. The Medium on this occasion is Phillip Towler.

CRAFT WORKSHOP: If you want to learn how to make a pasta necklace or bracelet, make beautiful charm bracelets, pottery, paint ceramics then book into a craft workshop at Dippy Doodahs at 52 Hailsham High Street. The first of these workshops is on Tuesday August 13 from 10am to noon.

SCARECROW DESIGN WORKSHOP: This event is to help you design your scarecrow for the Medieval Scarecrow competition. Workshops will be at the Town Council offices in Market Street on August 13 and 14 from 10am to 2pm for six to 11 year olds. Refreshments will be provided and under 10s must be accompanied by an adult. Hailsham Town Council invites you to make your own scarecrow with a medieval theme. Entry into the competition is free and there is a prize for each category. Categories are: Best child, best group (clubs, schools etc), personal, business, best use of recycled materials. Scarecrows to be with Hailsham Town Council by August 27 2013. For more information and to download an entry form, visit or pop in and see them. Look for the scarecrow in local shops and get an entry form there. For further information contact Hailsham Town Council on (01323) 841702.

U3A: On Monday the Discussion Group will be talking about embarrassments. What do we find embarrassing? Do we tell our best friend if they are unknowingly being embarrassing? Do we think our politicians or other public figures are embarrassing? All very embarrassing, but it could be a good, light-hearted discussion, hopefully without too many red faces! If you think you might have something to say then join the group, which meets at Diplocks Hall and is around £1 depending on numbers and you get a cuppa and a biscuit. There are lots of diverse groups within the U3A from garden visits to opera and dog walks. If you would like to be a part of the organisation or any of its groups call Sue in the first instance on (01323) 840797.

KNITTING GROUP: At the last get together there was a lot of talk about modern yarns, sparked by one member of the group using a yarn that changed thickness every 30cm or so. The very pleasing result was, a soon to be completed, lacy t-shirt. To achieve laciness in the past, complicated stitches were used, and often took time to complete. Another favourite for the experienced knitter are FairIsle patterns, using multiple yarns in changing sequences. Now space-dyed yarns produce similar effects, with far less effort. The skill and ingeniousness of yarn producers can only be admired. The ever expanding variety of yarn available, increasing the possibilities for knitters of all abilities. Knit’Inn Nights in August are on Tuesday 13 and Tuesday 27 from 7.30pm at the King’s Head, Hailsham. For more information phone Su (05791 631749) or The King’s Head (01323 440447).

CHARITY NOMINATIONS: Do you have a favourite charity that you think would benefit from a boost to their funds? Then Waitrose Community Matters scheme would like to hear from you. Just pop into the store in Hailsham and pick up a nomination form and surprise a worthy cause. The Hailsham branch covers areas as far as Bexhill and Rye. It is easy to do and your favourite charity could benefit from the green token scheme which runs for the benefit of three charities a month. Customers are awarded a green token with every purchase and they can choose to drop it into the collection chamber which they would like to support and at the end of the month the coins are apportioned between those charities which could amount to hundreds of pounds.

HISTORICAL & NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY: The Society meets on Wednesday August 14 at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Hailsham. The talk is by Melanie Gibson-Barton entitled Through Flanders Fields. All welcome. Nonmembers £2.50.


LEWES FOOTPATHS GROUP: It is always a joy to walk on the South Downs on a fine summer’s day and so it was on our last Sunday walk which started from the beautiful village of Jevington.

After steadily climbing to the top of the Downs along the South Downs Way we were rewarded with magnificent views all around. Walking along to Lullington Heath there was a spectacular array of summer wild flowers including swathes of the bright pink rosebay willow herb and large patches of blue field scabious interspersed with tangles of yellow ladies bedstraw. After reaching Winchester Pond, a haven for wildlife, we turned south, past the air monitoring station and then took the Snake Hill Path downhill before we stopped for a coffee break.

Luckily no adders were spotted although they are very common in this area. We crossed Lullington Heath, spotting the bell heather, and then followed the old Gallops in a southerly direction before traversing down the side of the downs towards Jevington again along a chalky path with banks of wild thyme and marjoram alongside it. This five mile walk was much enjoyed. Next walk - Sunday, August 11, August. Rottingdean. Meet for a 9.30am start at top North Street car park. Details of our group activities can be found at


THE LIBRARY will be visiting the following areas this week. Tuesday: Berwick village hall noon to 12.30pm; opposite Lamb Inn, Ripe 2pm to 2.25pm; Laughton village school 2.45pm to 3.30pm.


MARKET RELAUNCH tomorrow (Saturday) 9am. Newhaven’s street market will be officially re-launched following the £10,000 award from the Mary Portas scheme. There will be many more stalls including fresh fish, bread and cakes, flowers,coffee, cheese and a wide variety of live entertainment. Following the re-launch the market will be held as normal on Thursdays and Saturdays. If anyone is interested in taking a stall at Newhaven’s new market they should call the Chamber of Commerce’s market co-ordinator Gillian Smith on 01273 517544 or email

SUMMER FAIR. Mencap is holding its Summer Fair in Riverside Hall, West Quay,Newhaven, tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am-3pm. There will be a variety of stalls including the fire brigade, who will be giving away small gifts.

CHARITY BASH tomorrow (Saturday) at the Engineer, Railway Road,Newhaven, in aid of Help For Heroes, 2pm to 11pm. Barbecue, hog roast, face painting, coconut shy, tombola, raffle, Bambino Bop Dancers. Live music all day from Badger Attack, VOX, Kangaroo Juice, The Firm and more. £3 entry, accompanied under 14 year-olds admitted free. All proceeds go to the charity.

FLOWER SHOW. Newhaven Gardening Society is holding its Annual Show in its new venue tomorrow (Saturday). The show will be held in Meeching Hall, Fort Road, and doors open at 2pm until 4pm. Entry is free but donations are welcome. The members will be putting on a display of vegetables, fruit, flowers and potted plants and flower arrangements. There will also be domestic items including jams, pickles, cakes and savouries. A tombola and a raffle will take place and refreshments will be available including homemade cakes.

DIEPPE RAID. The 71st anniversary of the Dieppe Raid takes place on Sunday August 11 and the Parade lines up on Denton Island at 2.30pm. It will set off to march to the Canadian Memorial via North Way and Bridge Street at 2.40pm with the service beginning at 3pmfollowed by wreath laying. All welcome.

SHADES OF SUSSEX and the Freya Connection is the title of the Guest House Storytellers next meeting which takes place at the Lifeboat Station on Tuesday August 13 at 7.30pm. The first half will include tales of invasions, smugglers, beacons, battles, spirits and spies in Newhaven and Sussex from local residents.The second half will be The Freya Connection, a true story told by Elizabeth Scott and Umi Sinha. Set in the Radar War, it is a tale of heroism and adventure which is an almost unknown part of Newhaven’s history. Tickets are £5 for the stories and an additional £4 if you would like a fish and chip supper at 7pm. Both can be booked at the Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven, or telephone Rhona Armitage on 01825 873477 or email her

MEECHING WI is holding an informal meeting in Meeching Hall,Fort Road,Newhaven on Thursday August 15 at 9.45am. New members/visitors welcome.

ODDSOCKS. The popular Oddsocks Productions return to Newhaven Fort on August 20 with their latest production,The Comedy of Errors. The show starts at 7.30pm and gates open at 6.45pm. Tickets are available from Newhaven Fort on 01273 517622.

Paradise Park: Green Fingered dates for Your Diary.

Summer sale now on - seasonal colour autumn vegetables & fruit. Also see Paradise Park at the Seaford Horticultural Show, Seaford Head Community College -

August 10, 1.30-4pm

Timely Talk: ‘Discover the Exotic’ - September 4 at 11am with David Fitton, MBE - an informal illustrated talk in the coffeeshop with free tea/coffee and special offer!

Better Lawn Weekend - 14 &15 September - advice and display on seasonal lawn care

Newhaven In Bloom Prizegiving 15 September 2pm - On the Coffeeshop Patio. Refreshments- all welcome

Late night shopping Every Friday ‘til 8pm.

Need the Doctor? Our plant doctor, Mr David Fitton, MBE will be at the information centre most weekends (10-5pm) for help and advice or any of the Paradise Park plant team will be pleased to offer expert help & advice. Plant Helpline 01273 616004.


CIRCUS: The Town Clerk reports that he has been inundated with comments praising the circus that visited The Dell last week. In view of this positive reaction he has told the circus people he would be pleased to see them return to our town again next year.

BOOT SALE: The Peacehaven Conservatives are holding a boot sale at The Dell, South Coast Road on Sunday 11. The gates will open for sellers at 8am. Buyers will be admitted from 9am until 1pm. Parking is not a problem as cars may park free on The Dell during the event. However, since all gates are locked after 1pm be sure your car leaves the site by then as it will not be possible to recover a vehicle until Monday morning.

BINGO: There is an evening of bingo in the Community House on Friday,16, in aid of the Mayor’s charity which starts at 7pm sharp. Eight games for £4 plus a flyer and a snowball. There will be free refreshments during the interval half way through the evening. There is plenty of free parking available.

ANNUAL SHOW: The Peacehaven Horticultural Society’s annual show is in the Community Hall on Saturday August 10 from 10.30 until 2pm. Admission is by programme costing just 50p which can be bought on the door or in advance from the information office. Just before the close many of the prize winning produce is sold off by auction. It means top quality vegetables at popularly low cost. Don’t miss it.

COFFEE MORNINGS: The Peacehaven Evangelical Church will be in the Meridian Centre Community House today Friday serving teas, coffees and cakes from 8.30am until noon. Next week on Thursday the Royal British Legion are behind the counter serving the refreshments. Finally on Friday 16 it will be the return of Mencap.

MORNING MARKET: There will be no market tomorrow since the Annual Show, as mentioned above, will be occupying the hall. The next market will be organised by the Lioness Club on Saturday, 17. To book a table contact them on 01273 513015.

COUNCIL MEETING:. There will be no further council meetings during the holiday month of August until the planning and highways committee reconvenes on Tuesday September 6 in the Anzac Room.

A PASSING: It was with much sadness that I heard of the sudden death of Betty Waldrab. She was an active member of the Pen to Paper writing group which meets every Saturday at Downlands Court. She had recently contributed an article published in a booklet of Memories and Musings. If you would like a copy of the booklet produced by the group contact Sue Sayers on 01273 588803.


THE COFFEE MORNING tomorrow, Saturday, is hosted by Polegate Twinning Association. All welcome in the lounge from 10am until noon.

STUD FARM Allotment and Garden Society annual show is held on the Lawns in Hyperion Avenue. We have a games evening on Friday August 16, and the annual show with exhibits on Saturday August 17 from 2pm to 4pm. Prizes will be given at 3.45pm.

POLEGATE WINDMILL: On Wednesdays in August there are activities for children. More information from Polegate Windmill or telephone Pat Stevens on 734496.

MUSGRAVE MUSEUM is now open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm. As well as showing paintings and artefacts collected by the late George Musgrave in his lifetime, books published by George Musgrave are also on sale at the museum. The museum is now exhibiting various artists’ works. Free entry. This can be seen at 77 Seaside Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3PL telephone 648106 or visit

BOOKS published by George Musgrave, Eastbourne Local History Society and other authors are available by mail order from or telephone Maureen on 485971. Also now in stock Tea Tree and Aloe Vera Foot preparations. A catalogue is available

by email – or visit Willingdon Community Market on Wednesday mornings, from 10 am to 1 pm at Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue, Lower Willingdon.

THE NEXT MEETING of Polegate and Willingdon Local History Society on Friday August 16, our speaker is David Jones talking about the Bluebell Railway. Doors open at 6.45pm, meeting starts at 7pm, held at St John’s Church Hall, High Street, Polegate. Visitors welcome.

BOOK on the history of St Wilfrids Church by Jane Bwye, and her recent novel Breath of Africa, can be obtained from the Christina Bookshop, 91 Seaside Road, Eastbourne. A book signing is taking place in September.

COFFEE MORNING at Polegate Community Centre, on Saturday August 17, is hosted by the Liberal Democrats. All welcome in the lounge from 10 am until noon.

WEDNESDAYS IN AUGUST there are activities for children on, 21st and 28th. More info from Polegate Windmill or telephone Pat Stevens on 734496.

FOR THOSE who wish to email me. Please note that my email is

PHOTOS: Dan Dunbar is asking local residents to submit photographs under the theme of “Polegate and local village life” taken within the local area for the chance for them to be showcased in a calendar in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Images could include local buildings, scenery, events and positive aspects of living and working in the area. Dan said after the success with the previous Polegate calendars he wants more local people to use photography to capture well know and recognisable local views from a new angle, to show Polegate and the local area from a new and interesting viewpoint. The competition is open to all local residents who have until midday Friday October 25 to enter their images. Calendars will then be available from mid November from the St Wilfrid’s Hospice charity shop and other local shops. For more information visit the Polegate Town Council website or contact Dan Dunbar 07743982610 or


RINGMER U3A ENROLMENT MORNING: This will take place on Wednesday, 14, from 10am - noon in the Symons (Old) Hall, Village Hall, Lewes Road, Ringmer. There are many varied groups in Ringmer U3A ranging from French, Spanish, German, Family History, Gardening, Readers Circle, Play Reading, Astronomy, Music Appreciation, Scrabble, etc., etc., so why not come along and meet the leaders of the various groups who will provide you with what information you might need before joining one of the groups. Annual membership of Ringmer U3A is only £7 and then you pay another £1 for each group you may wish to join. Do try to come along on the 14th if you think there might be something which interests you.

BRIDGE CLUB: The result of the duplicate pairs played on the July 31 was - 1. Deirdre Booth & David Warner, 2. Pam Brook & Lesley Durrant and 3. Alan Disney & Roy Skan. The club next meets in the Village Hall on Wednesday, 14th at 7.30pm. Contact 814220.

BOWLS CLUB: The results for the week ending Saturday, July 27 were Ringmer v St Francis 74 - 61, Ringmer v Shoreham-by-Sea 55 - 60. A bowls match was played on Wednesday, 25th July with the local Cricket and Stoolball clubs. A very good time was had by all thanks to the support from both clubs to make this possible and the weather was very good as well. The results for last week were - Ringmer v Hailsham 52 - 80, Ringmer v Ninfield 90 - 53 and Ringmer v Deanland 101 - 30. If anyone is interested in bowls do go along to the bowls club on a Tuesday evening to meet some of the members as they are there from 6.15pm onwards.

MORNING MARKET: Ringmer Royal British Legion Women’s Section are holding their annual Morning Market in the Village Hall on Saturday, 10th from 10am. There will be the usual stalls as well as a raffle and it is hoped that this event will be well supported.


CORRESPONDENT: The Sussex Express is keen to hear from anyone willing to put together a weekly report on local events and news in Seaford for the parish pump. Anyone who would like to offer their services can please contact Sally Funnell on 01273 v484702. Sally can be contacted from Monday, August 12.