OUT IN THE FIELD: We’re moving on to pastures new

Someone needs to learn their geography: The sign at Hampden Park
Someone needs to learn their geography: The sign at Hampden Park

There was much excitement at the town’s most unpopular building site – where 120 homes are being built – in King’s Drive Monday when a digger unearthed 80 Albright & Wilson incendiary grenades buried there by the Home Guard during the Second World War. Yours truly was despatched and thanks to a lovely resident called Vita who let me crouch – Dad’s Army style with twigs in my ears and stinging nettles up the rear – in the bushes in her garden to film the controlled explosion. But one question remains: if 80 of the devices were found, heaven knows how many more were stashed there?

Sadly, my days in Hampden Park are numbered as, after a brief trip to the Emerald Isle to see the rellies this weekend,myself and the Little Treasures will finally be moving to our new pad in the Redoubt area, which cropped up last week in a story as hacked off residents want parking permits so they can park outside their own homes without having to do a daily battle with tourists and those that can’t park properly. What I failed to point out was the petition calling on the county council to take action can be signed at the Spar on the corner of Beach Road and Seaside.

Polegate traffic cops said farewell to one of their officers, Greg Allchorn, last week with a retirement bash at The Plough, Upper Dicker. His colleagues quite rightly said it was the end of an era for Greg, a smashing bloke inside and out, an absolute legend who will really be missed.

I see someone at Network Rail can’t spell judging by new signage at the level crossing. That’s almost as unforgivable as Langley and Stones Cross.

Last year Eastbourne council sent a request to the Secretary of State for Communities Eric Pickles to remove the byelaw which stops people cycling on Eastbourne seafront. One can only assume the wheels of government turn very slowly indeed. And even slower in the run-up to a General Election.