Down Your Way Hampden Park - May 30th

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HOW about becoming a litter picker? Following a campaign in a daily newspaper, Tesco has backed the idea, and volunteers from own Hampden Park Tesco are doing a two-hour litter pick today (Wednesday) in and around the play area of Hampden Park, near to the Bowls Club.

They would welcome help so if you are free between noon and 2pm today, why not grab a pair of gloves and a few sacks, and join this big clear up. Eastbourne Borough Council has given its full co-operation and contributing gloves and sacks to help things along.

OUR same Tesco supermarket will hold a charity afternoon in aid of Cancer Research on Jubilee Monday, June 4. There will be celebrations all afternoon, with the emphasis on family fun with face painting and temporary tattoos for the youngsters, and lots of stalls, competitions and a raffle. Do go along, join in the fun and help raise money for this worthwhile cause.

NOW a word to all our Hampden Park and Willingdon Trees aspiring authors, poets and those wanting to write their memoirs. There is a friendly and inspiring free workshop each Thursday for four weeks, beginning June 7, at the Willingdon Trees Community Centre in Maywood Avenue. Run by author Kay Syrad, as part of the Street Learning Scheme, it runs 10am-1pm, and all are welcome. To book a free place, ring 01323 436436.

AT THE same venue on Monday, June 18, Mears are holding a free workshop for basic DIY skills in a fun and friendly environment. It will run 10am-1pm and all materials will be supplied. To book your free place call 01323 436436.

HAMPDEN Park Village is to have a Jubilee floral decoration unveiling! Hampden Park in Bloom has been busy constructing a special two-tier wooden extravaganza depicting both the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The display will include all five colours of the Olympics, ie. Green, Blue, Red, Black and Yellow, plus the Red, White and Blue of the Union Jack. There will even be a floral Crown and a floral depiction of the Olympic Torch! It will be unveiled by MP Stephen Lloyd at 11am on Friday, June 1.

ALSO on Friday, June 1, is the monthly meeting of the Hampden Park and Willingdon Trees (Eastbourne Homes) Panel, 10am-noon, and residents are welcome to visit and chat over any concerns they may have. Also on hand to answer any queries will be Margaret Watson, Neighbourhood Officer for Eastbourne Homes. This all takes place at the Hampden Park Community Centre, Brodrick Road.

ON Saturday, June 2, 10am-noon, your local councillors invite you to their Coffee and Chat, also in the Hampden Park Community Centre.

NOW the weather is looking more promising, why not enjoy an hour’s easy walk around our Hampden Park, in pleasant company, and admire the flora and fauna. Paula Hubens organises a weekly walk every Tuesday, as part of the national ‘Healthy Walk’ initiative. Meet by the Lakeside Cafe at 11.30am - more details from Paula on 07740 899559 or email