DOWN YOUR WAY (august 14th) - Willingdon

ALFRESCO dining and an auction is the next fund raising event for the JPK Project which aims to provide supported residential accommodation alongside meaningful day time provision for people with a learning disability. This event is from 6pm on Saturday August 25 at The Cottage in Dittons Road Polegate, by kind permission of Maureen and John Males. There will be a live band with QED, informal cuisine, auction, raffle, bar and dancing. There is parking in Shephams Lane nearby. Tickets, £10 each, can be obtained from project co-ordinator Jill Parker on 486179 or write to her at 7 Wannock Avenue, Lower Willingdon BN20 9RP.

THE planning application for this much-needed JPK residential centre to be built on the Edgmond Church site in Old Town will go before Eastbourne Borough Council’s planning committee on September 4. It has been a long struggle to get this far with many hurdles to overcome along the way but Jill Parker and the other JPK trustees have never given up hope their dream would one day become a reality. Hopefully planning permission will now be passed and funds from grant making trusts can be released. Google Eastbourne Borough Council Planning Applications then click on Eastbourne Borough Council online Planning Applications Search, then enter the planning application number EB/2012/0473. You can then view the details and comment on the application. Alternatively write to Ms Jane Sabin Case Officer, Development Control, Eastbourne Borough Council 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW.

PCSO Ali Beadon is at the junction of Gorringe Valley Road and Wannock Lane at 11am today (Tuesday). She will also be at the junction of Gorringe Valley Road and Gorringe Drive at 11am on Saturday, August 18.

POLEGATE Windmill: As well as the normal opening hours, 2pm-5pm on Sunday afternoons, the windmill has special events on the Wednesdays during August. On August 15 , 2pm-5pm, there will be quizzes and competitions for children based on the windmill. The afternoon will commence with a guided tour of Polegate Windmill and the cost is £1 per child and 50p for an accompanying adult.

WILLINGDON Probus Club members meeting at 10.15am for 10.30am on Thursday August 16 at The Red Lion in Willingdon Village.

POLEGATE and willingdon Local History Society meets from 7pm to 9pm on Friday August 17. The speaker is Ian Everest and his talk is entitled ‘Newhaven Fort then and now’. Meetings are once a month at St John’s Church Hall, Polegate - ring Margaret on 484293 or Cyndy on 486208 for further information.

WILLINGDON Flower Club has a practice meeting at 1.45pm on Friday August 17 at Willingdon Memorial Hall.

TRINITY Diners meet at noon on Friday, August 17 at Trinity Church Hall in Coppice Avenue when the menu will be luxury fish pie, seasonal vegetables, fruit salad and cream followed by tea or coffee. Book a place with Jennie on 484189.

LONE Star Liners have a line dance social, 7.15pm-10.30pm on Saturday, August 18 at Willingdon Memorial Hall in Church Street. Admission is £5 to include tea/coffee and biscuits. Contact Ros on 504463.

LEIGH Baber provides the entertainment at The British Queen from 8.30pm on Saturday August 18. Meanwhile at the Wheatsheaf also from 8.30pm Pocketsize, Liz and Darren, will entertain.

THERE is a planning meeting at 7pm on Monday August 20 at Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council office in Gorringe Valley Road followed by a cemetery committee meeting, 7.30pm. Meetings are open to the public - details on 489603 or 489104.

THE Church Ramblers meet at Chalk Farm at 10.30am on Monday August 20 for a five-mile walk from Alciston to Firle Tower. There are a few gentle gradients and a couple of stiles. Details from Lesley on 504901.

GARDEN Club members met on August 9 at The Wheatsheaf for a very interesting talk and demonstration on orchids given by Berni, who works part time at Hilliers. The group meets at The Wheatsheaf on the second Thursday of the month at 6.30pm. Contact Graham on 501482 for details.