Down Your Way: Hampden Park and Willingdon Trees - May 16

STAGE One Play Reading Group start weekly meetings from tonight (Wednesday), at St Mary’s Church Hall, Decoy Drive, 7.30pm-9.30pm. A modest entrance fee includes refreshments, and the group hopes to cover a wide range of literary interests, from plays, sketches and pantomimes, to reading excerpts from well-known books. For details call June on 01323 503039.

FOR those finding it difficult to obtain employment, there is an Adult Learning Course starting Friday, May 18, and running the following two Fridays. It is fully funded and offers help such as identifying skills, helping the search for look and improving interview techniques. It is at Parkland Junior School, 9am-10.30am for three weeks. Either book a free place at the School or call Dawn Giles on 01323 502620.

FOR those needing Credit Union advice or information, there is a weekly drop-in service in Hampden Park library Mondays, 10am-noon.

DISABLED residents in Hampden Park and Willingdon Trees who would like to access computer training, there is a specialist unit being run in Faraday Close, Hampden Park by the East Sussex Disability Association (ESDA) at the Karten Centre on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings, and entirely FREE.

Whether you are looking to learn computer basics, develop more confidence in using a computer, learn about social networking, or how to shop on line, the Karten Centre has courses to help all. For more information or to book call 01323 514530 or email

WOULD you like advice or reassurance regarding your personal safety or security of your home? On Thursday, May 24, 11am-1pm, PCSOs and representatives from Neighbourhood Watch will be in Sainsbury’s at Cross Levels Way, Hampden Park, for advice and a chat.

HAVE you got entry forms yet for the Hampden Park in Bloom Front Garden Competition? There are £50 worth of garden vouchers for the lucky first prize winner, £30 in vouchers for second and £15 of vouchers for third. Forms from Olive Woodall on 01323 505740.

A DATE for the diary of all Special Parents, the group which meets at the Children’s Centre in Maywood Avenue is having a Family Event on Friday, June 22 - but need to know who will be attending by June 6. The event is at Froggies, Knockhatch, Hailsham, 6pm-8pm. Bookings with Samantha through the website, or Rachel on 07522 847742.

PLANS for the new ‘No Cold Calling Zone’ on the Winkey Estate are in the final stages. A date has yet to be set but the official opening will be held outside the Frenchgate Centre. Watch this space for date details.


Tel: 01323 507665