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Burglaries: A number of burglaries across the district following a number of reports submitted to the police. Several house burglaries have taken place in which mainly small items and/or cash have been stolen. Some of the properties were insecure at the time of the incidents with residents having either gone out, or to bed at night, leaving their doors unlocked. Inspector Tony Wakefield from Wealden’s Neighbourhood Policing team said, “It’s a common theme unfortunately. An opportunist gets into a house through an unlocked door, finds items of value to steal, and can then be in and out again within minutes. We would like to encourage people to take care that they keep their homes secure and to report anything suspicious to us, no matter how insignificant they might think it is. We rely on reports from the public to help us catch offenders and prevent further incidents from happening”

open garden: THERE IS THE OPPORTUNITY to visit the Birling Manor Garden which will be open on Wednesday May 11 from 11 am to 4 pm in aid of the St Wilfrid Hospice... The garden is located at Birling Gap Road, East Dean and will be signposted from the A259. There is limited access for disabled wheelchairs. Refreshment4as will be available whilst the gardens are open and there is no entry charge although a donation will be gratefully accepted.

THE EASTBOURNE SENIORS FORUM :will be holding an Open Meeting on Thursday May 12 in St Saviours Church Hall in South St, Eastbourne when there will be talks on Action on Elder Abuse: Lasting Power of Attorney and Support with Confidence (Trading Standards). Entrance to the meeting is free, go along and take your friends with you. For more information, please contact 01323 479846.

THE FRIENDS OF EASTBOURNE Hospital: will be holding a Coffee Morning on Friday May 20 from 10 am to 12 noon at 47 Summerdown Road, Eastbourne. There will be a raffle and stalls including Home made cakes and preserves, Books, Jewellery and Plants. Entry is by a donation of £1 for coffee and a biscuit. The event is being run to help raise money towards a second CT Scanner in the DGH.

THE HAVEN PLAYERS: WILL be presenting their latest production called “Sin, Sex and the CIA” on Friday and Saturday June 10/11 at 7.30 pm and a matinee on Saturday June 11 at 2.30 pm. As usual, the venue will be Stone Cross Memorial Hall. This is a hilarious farce by Michael and Susan Parker. Seats cost £9 for adults and £6 for students and can be obtained by going online at www.havenplayers.com or by ringing the Box Office on 01323 460174.

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