Down Your Way: Hampden Park & Willingdon Trees

The recent Hampden Park Neighbourhood Panel meeting, held at the Railway Club in Station Approach on Tuesday, December 4, was extremely well attended, with representatives from Eastbourne Borough Council, Hampden Park in Bloom, Neighbourhood Watch and the Frenchgate Christian Centre, to name but a few of the local organizations which support this Panel, plus a good number of residents.

The police report, given by Sargent Munro, gave out the good news that crime in the Hampden Park area is down on recent figures.

However, readers are advised not to leave gifts they have bought for Christmas in easy view of the opportunist burglar, and to make sure all sheds and garages are very securely locked, as there have been a few cycle thefts from outhouses recently.

The Panel has decided that some of its meetings next year will be in the evening, as well as some remaining in the mornings, to give local people a choice of convenient times.

The next one is Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7pm at the Railway Club, and all are welcome.

FOR parents desperate to get those last-minute Christmas jobs done without their youngsters around, they will be pleased to know that there is a Christmas Party for four to 12 year olds from 9am till 12.30pm at the Hampden Park Sports Centre in Brodrick Road on Christmas Eve.

There will be a disco, games, snacks and gifts, so do book their place now, by ringing 01323 509859.

IN THE new year, from Wednesday, January 2 to Friday, January 4, at the same venue, there is the Holiday Club, from 9.15am till 12.30pm, and again from 1pm till 3pm, for four to 12 year olds, with games, sports and activities which will vary daily. Ring the number above to secure a place.

STILL not got your 2013 calendar? There are a few very special ones still available from the large paper shop in Hampden Park village.

The calendar depicts 12 different fantastic photographs of our lovely park through the year, and is compiled by The Friends of the Hampden Park.

It would grace the wall of any home, so do go along and snap one up before they all go.