Down Your Way: Hellingly and Horsebridge - April 11

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IAN McGowan, FRPS from Chichester Camera Club, entertained Photographic Society members with a collection of prints which he stressed were produced from camera to printer with no computer intervention and certainly no PhotoShop!

Ian likes to display themed images on one huge mount, sometimes as many as 27. Among the images shown were intricate carving on Welsh headstones, abstracts, misty and snowy Welsh landscapes and a selection of graffiti from the Old Shoreham cement works.

CUCKOO Trail Task Day: Go along and help the rangers on Thursday, April 19, 10am-3pm, meeting at the A271 Upper Horsebridge Road crossing, southside. Please take your own food, drink. steel toe-capped boots.These can be borrowed, but only if requested in advance from Andy Mitchell on 481637.

COLD Calling Zone: Following a recent street meeting in Solway, East Sussex Trading Standards, the Safer Wealden Partnership and Hailsham Town Council have been working in partnership to establish a No Cold Calling zone in the area. Signs will be in place soon and on Thursday, April 19, from 11am, PCSO Faye Fletcher and Fair Trading Officer, Kerry Killeen, will distributeinformation packs to all residents. They will personally take the packs to every household and welcome any questions or comments. If you have any questions or concerns relating to this proposal, call Kerry on 463428.

HELLINGLY Bowls Open Day: The Club starts its 2012 season on Saturday, April 21, at 1.30pm. Go along and see for yourself what a pleasant and addictive game it is. They will be thrilled to welcome all interested people, bowlers or not.

They have a very nice social life, are a very friendly bunch and try to include everyone in their activities. If you are interested and want more details call Jean or Gerry on 440516, Trevor on 842937 or Brian on 844820. The club is at Horsebridge Recreation Ground BN27 4DL.

ROEBUCK Park: Bob Sheppard was appointed chairman of the Residents’ Association Steering Committee as it is now over 18 months since the first residents moved onto the new development on the grounds of the old Hellingly Hospital.

Bob reports that since then, committee members have worked very hard in making Roebuck Park a pleasant and safe place to live.

They have made great strides in developing relationships with many local organisations, including the parish council, The Sussex Partnership, the Bunny Run and Orbit Housing to name a few.

There are now around 110 homes occupied, which, over the coming months and years, will slowly increase to 450. Being a new development there is a wide diversity of people and ages, many being young couples with children.

The church is the focal point of contact for the existing villagers and the new folk from Roebuck Park.

JENNY SEALE

Tel: 01323 440567

j.seale@tesco.net