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A LARGE group of residents from Sovereign Harbour and Langney Point met at the Waste Water Treatment Works on Saturday to walk the extra mile for the Save the DGH campaign. The group marched along the promenade to the Redoubt where they joined thousands for the march to the Western Lawns.

Speakers at the rally urged those present to complete a standard letter and send it to the Secretary of State for Health. If you care about the future of health services in Eastbourne visit: www.shra.co.uk/news.html or http://www.savethedgh.org.uk. to download a copy of the letter.

WHEN Casper the cat went missing, and his owners, Rob and Zoe, couldn’t find him, they posted notices locally, asking residents to keep an eye open for him and check garages and sheds. When, after eight days, he hadn’t been found, they began to fear the worst. However, last week, somebody walking past Martello Tower 66, heard a plaintive cry, and looked up to see Casper at the top of the tower.

He called Zoe, who was about to get on a train for work. She came home and, having located the key-holder, rescued Casper who, apart from being a little dehydrated, was in good shape. Rob and Zoe would like to mention the lovely community spirit they experienced whilst Casper was missing, and thank all who helped look for him.

VOLUNTEERS from ASDA, led by ‘Community Colleague’, Theresa Parkinson, spent a morning picking up litter from the verge of Pevensey Bay Road adjacent to the Sovereign Harbour Retail Park. Fifteen bags were collected, plus a shopping trolley full of larger items (child’s bath, paddling pool etc.). This is part of a national campaign by ASDA to clean up local communities.

MORE than 100 residents turned out to a meeting in Dominica Court to discuss the water feature handover. Sovereign Ward’s three borough councillors and its county councillor have jointly written to Persimmon Homes and its solicitors, Clarke Willmott, to add their voices to concerns residents raised about the proposed handover of the South Harbour water feature, and its long-term viability. The councillors ask Persimmon to hold in abeyance attempts to have residents sign new Deeds of Covenant until an independent survey of the feature has taken place.

For the latest updates, visit: www.shra.co.uk/waterfeature.html.