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FUNDRAISING: MP’s Maria Caulfield and Simon Kirby along with the Mayors of Newhaven, Peacehaven, Telscombe and Seaford have all pledged their support for a fundraising idea thought up by Danny Woolven, a 14 year old student from Peacehaven Community School. His mum, Paula Woolven, works for the only Community Transport charity covering the Haven’s area (CTLA) and Danny came up with a plan to help raise funds for a new minibus when he saw a Walking Bus of children heading to primary school, with an adult at each end. ‘I starting cracking jokes at first’ said Danny ‘like - I wonder if there’s a double decker walking bus? And, you wait for a walking bus for ages and then two come along at once, and then I suddenly had the idea that CTLA who use minibuses could do a sponsored walking bus.’ The walk will take place on Sunday October 11 from Seaford and loop around Newhaven, Peacehaven and Telscombe before returning to Seaford for a finishing celebration. Participants can take part in as many sections of the walk as they feel able to, from 1 mile up to the whole 16 mile route.

‘Danny has seen the impact community transport has on people’s lives due to my work’ said mum, Paula ‘for some people, door to door transport is their only way to leave their house and our travel club combats isolation and loneliness, one of the biggest problems we face in our community. I am very proud of Danny for coming up with this idea and thank everyone for pledging their support for his fundraising walk.’

For more details, or to take part in Danny’s Get On Board - Walking Bus email paula@ctla.org.uk or ring 01273 517332.

CONSULTATION: The town council is reminding residents it is important they have a say on plans to build homes in Peacehaven. The next community consultation on Lewes District Council’s proposals for the homes will be held at the Meridian Centre on Monday, November 2, between 4.30pm and 7.30pm. It will be a drop-in surgery for Peacehaven and Telscombe residents. This follows a packed public meeting held in June. Designs will be on display and residents will able to discuss the proposals individually with district council officers and architects. The district council says affordable housing is at the heart of its vision to build about 415 homes across the whole of the district. Seven sites across Peacehaven have been listed as possible land for building flats and houses. Controversially, some of them are car parks off the South Coast Road. The district council is looking through feedback it has already received and will post a selection of comments on its website. You can comment on the development plans by emailing newhomes@lewes.gov.uk. For more details about the Peacehaven sites visit www.lewes.gov.uk/newhomes. You can also write to New Homes, Lewes District Council, Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1AB or call 01273 471600.

COUNCIL MEETING: There is a full council meeting on the third Wednesday in September and November at 7.30pm in the Civic Centre.

FLOWER CLUB: Peacehaven and Telscombe Flower Club meet on the third Wednesday of each month, 2pm for 2.30pm start at the Civic Centre.

QUIZ NIGHT: Come along and enjoy this light-hearted quiz night. Teams of up to six at £2 per person. Bring your own food and drink. Cash prizes. Today, Friday, 7pm at the Civic Centre. Sponsored by Sussex Fostering and Children’s Services.

FOOTNOTES: Well, who would have believed it? September and we are switching the central heating on. Watching Jack trying to snuggle even further into his blanket, one evening this week, I suddenly realised how chilly the lounge had become. I often wonder about those chaps, who, some years ago, were predicting we would be living in temperatures reminiscent of the South of France by now, feel about their pronouncements. Neither Telscombe or Peacehaven felt like Juan-les- Pins or Antibes this week. Enjoy your weekend and go safely.

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