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Hailsham

FAMILY FUN DAY: Hailsham Lions and Hailsham Active are joining forces to hold one of the biggest town events of the year on Sunday, July 23, Family Fun Day. The event will be opened at 11am by Hailsham’s mayor Cllr Nigel Coltman at the town’s Recreation Ground, Western Road. There will be an assortment of stalls, various sports activities and games for children and adults, go-karts, quad bikes, Punch and Judy and face painting. There will also be other popular attractions, like Maria William’s Fun Dog Show, small fun fair rides, miniature railway, and other activities for children. There will be a sensory tent and hand driven trikes for the less mobile, Skeggies, barbecue and refreshments, and music from Hailsham FM to tempt visitors from 11am through to 4pm.

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Pevensey and Pevensey Bay

PEVENSEY CASTLE MOAT: Following my recent Down Your Way mention of the state of the Castle Moat I received a very interesting email from Fiona Durling. She explained there was a Pond Day in March and ‘Pete the Pond’ a local expert, educator and advisor on all things watery, took a look at the Castle Moat. He identified large drifts of Crasula Helmsi (invasive New Zealand Pigmy Weed) this is banned from sale in this country because of the spead in the wild and worringly could be spread to other ponds and watercourses as seeds on the feet of ducks. There are also other invasive species Parrots Feather and Marsh Pennywort. All of these need to be removed as soon as possible considering Anderida Park etc is nearby. Cllr Slater brought this to the attention of the Parish Council when they held their meeting last Tuesday and the Council will be writing to English Heritage with a request that action is taken.

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Hampden Park news

Hampden Park

Picnic in the Park: come to Tugwell Park (corner of Wilton Avenue and Tugwell Rd) on the 6th August for a neighbourly picnic. It is from 1-2.30pm. Just bring some food and something to sit on. This is all part of making Tugwell Park into a real park

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Herstmonceux & Wartling news

Herstmonceux

FLOWER SHOW: If you would like to take part in the Windmill Hill Flower Show on Saturday August 5, then you can pick up an entry form from Herstmonceux Health Centre, Information Centre, Lime Cross Nursery, Windmill Hill Stores, Boreham Mill Nursery, The Bull’s Head and the Lamb Inn, Wartling.

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Telscombe news

Telscombe

COUNCIL MEETING: Full council meeting on Wednesday, 7.30pm in the Civic Centre. Contact phone: 01273 589777.

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Hellingly & Horsebridge news

Hellingly and Horsebridge

OPEN GARDENS: On Sunday from 10.30am to 5pm there are Nine Open Gardens in Hellingly Village for you to visit. Enjoy a stroll through country gardens and visit the lovely 14th Century Church and surroundings. £3 payable at your first garden, look for the yellow Open Garden sign. Maps available on the day. Find them at BN27 4EZ. There will be coffee, ploughman’s lunches and afternoon tea available at Brook Cottage (parking opposite). Refreshments will be served throughout the day and at Brook Cottage, Mill Lane, where Wealden Brass will be playing in the afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Sorry no dogs.

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Peacehaven news

Peacehaven

BINGO: July’s dates are Wednesday July 19 and Friday July 21.

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Stonecross, Westham & Hankham news

Stone Cross, Westham and Hankham

Musical: Once again The Haven Players presented a fantastic evening’s entertainment when we visited the Stone Cross Memorial Hall for their latest production of Broadway Lights and West End Nights. This very talented group of amateurs never fail to give us an evening full of delight. This was something rather different to their usual productions as it was a lovely musical journey around the world with some great songs from a number of the West End Musicals. This was the opportunity for them to show what fine voices they have by giving a whole evenings entertainment. The children were also superb and we will obviously be seeing much more of them in the future. The choreography managed to combine the singers and dancers seamlessly and the whole evening was excellent. The compare Douglas who might very well have been giving us a preview of the pantomime being held in the New Year (not to be missed) kept everything moving along nicely, with a lovely touch of humour. Look out for details of the next productions so you do not miss out on a fantastic evening. In September it will be Agatha Christie’s “Murder is Announced”, followed by the “Haven Players at Christmas” and of course in the New Year “Cinderella with a Twist” which is sure to be hilarious.

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Polegate news

Polegate

POLEGATE PLODDERS: Would like more folk to join their running/jogging group. Please contact Brian Winn on 07765216990 or email brianwinn1@btinternet.com

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Seaford news

Seaford

SEAFORD YOUTH DRAMA GROUP: Are presenting James and the Giant Peach today, Friday, and tomorrow, Saturday, at Cross Way Church, Steyne Road from 7pm. Advance tickets are available from Newberry Tully Estate Agents, 53 Church Street or Seaford News, Broad Street.

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Willingdon, Wannock & Jevington news

Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington

BUTTS BROW WI: Would be pleased to welcome new members at any of their meetings. Please phone Jenny Gibbs for further details 01323 483659.

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Bishopstone news

Bishopstone

BEACH CLEAN: The Tide Mills Community Beach Clean is from 10am to noon on Sunday. Meet at the beach end of Mill Drove (off the A259). Come along, grab a bag and litter picker, and help clean up this important area for visitors and the local wildlife.

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Upper Dicker & Lower Dicker news

The Dickers

CLASSICAL VEHICLE SHOW: Tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday at Michelham Priory. The stunning grounds of Michelham Priory provide a beautiful venue for a display of more than 100 classic cars.

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Hampden Park news

Hampden Park

Princess Diana Garden: On Saturday 8th July there will be a fund raising event to raise funds for future planting of the garden and the street boxes in Brassey Parade. Hampden Park in Bloom have to raise several hundred pounds a year to keep the planting going, On Saturday there will be a tombola and raffle in the garden which will be open for people stroll around and meet the people who do the work. The garden will be open from 11am until 2.0pm

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Telscombe news

Telscombe

SUMMER FAYRE: Telscombe’s Summer Fayre raffle just keeps on getting bigger and bigger. A massive thank you to Wimpy, Studiocraft, AcornChiropody, Peacehaven Chiropractice, Arlette Florists, Subway, RonYoungs garage, De Ja Vu, Goodfayre Convenience Store for providing a range of wonderful goodies and a massive thank you to Abbott’s Car Sales for being a much valued sponsor of the event. It’s going to be a raffle to beat all raffles.

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Willingdon, Wannock & Jevington news

Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington

SUMMER FAYRE: Tomorrow, Saturday, at Chalk Farm Hotel, Coopers Hill, 11am to 3pm. We are a charity that gives adults with learning difficulties the opportunity to receive training and employment working in a hotel and catering. We are run by local charity EAPAG Eastbourne Area Parents Action Group. We look forward to meeting everyone at our summer fair. Come and join in the fun. Many stalls and a raffle.

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Bishopstone news

Bishopstone

SEA SUNDAY: Sea Sunday and Civic Service on Sunday July 9, at St Andrew’s Church 10.15am Sea Sunday. 6pm Civic Service for the Mayor Linda Wallraven. Refreshments will be available after each service in Bishopstone Parish Hall.

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Hailsham news

Hailsham

FARMERS MARKET: Tomorrow, Saturday, from 9am to 12.30pm at Hailsham Farmers’ Market, you can collect more free tickets for the August Prize Draw. At the July and August markets you will be given a free ticket for every £10 spent at a single stall, so you will have a better chance of winning the first prize of a box of locally-produced goods from the selection at the market. The draw will take place at noon at Hailsham Farmers’ Market on Saturday August 12. We have a wide selection of meat products from traditional Sussex breeds, pre-prepared pies and cured meats. Fresh fish, raw milk, whole cakes or a choice of different slices, and The Bee People’s newly-gathered fresh spring season honey mean we have something for everyone’s taste. Grow your own with a wide range of kitchen garden (veg, soft fruit and herbs) and ornamental plants. Use our wide range of wooden planters of all types for a flexible display, or have one made to your own measurements. Park Free on site, pick your goods from the range at our stalls, pack your shopping straight into your car, and pop in for refreshments to the Market Café. Traders: For information on taking a pitch please call 01892 852168 or email info@hailshamfarmersmarket.co.uk.

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Peacehaven news

Peacehaven

BINGO: July’s dates are Wednesday July 19 and Friday July 21.

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Pevensey and Pevensey Bay

PEVENSEY PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY: There is a vacancy for a councillor on the Parish Council so if you are interested in joining then write to the Clerk and enclose a short description of why you want to be a councillor and a brief CV explaining any particular skills you could bring to the role. The closing date will be 20th July and all applicants will be asked to attend a meeting on 1st August where the new councillor will be selected and co opted onto the council.

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