DOWN YOUR WAY (July 17th): Hampden Park and Willingdon Trees

HAVE you kept this afternoon (Tuesday) free, so that you can enjoy Chris Mannion at the Hampden Park Community Centre, in Brodrick Road, starting at 2pm? His organ playing is renowned in this area, and you are sure of a great concert. If you cannot make it, catch him again at the same venue on July 31, starting the same time. Tickets are available at the door.

ALSO at the Hampden Park Community Centre, on July 21, is the annual general meeting of the Hampden Park and Willingdon Trees (Eastbourne Homes Ltd) Area Panel, starting noon. It promises to be a lively and interesting meeting, and gives a chance to meet the chairman and committee, to find out more about this very active Panel. There will be representatives of various agencies also present, including Hampden Park in Bloom and Neighbourhood Watch. Do go along, and enjoy the meeting, and refreshments are to be provided.

THE Holly Park Community Games, mentioned in this column, held on Sunday, July 8, were a roaring success. Hundreds of children enjoyed the vast variety of games and activities available, including street dancing, boxing, archery, lots of family races, and various demonstrations. The event was opened by MP Stephen Lloyd, and attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Eastbourne, Councillor and Mrs Thompson. Other councillors also supported the day, which was organized by Places for People.

A LIVELY musical theatre workshop production will bring you their interpretation of ‘Through the Looking Glass’ at the Willingdon Trees Community Centre in Maywood Avenue, on August 2 at 7.30pm, again at the same time on August 3, matinee at 2.30pm and a 7.30pm performance on August 4. Run by Sussex Dance, led by principal Lisa Innes, this is a magical experience not to be missed. More details and tickets on 503558, 07775 843225, or go to

STAND by your beds! - of the flower kind, that is! The Hampden Park in Bloom judges will be out and about on August 3 to see whose front garden entry is worthy of that coveted First Prize worth £50. There are other prizes too, so wheedle out the last of the weeds, tweak out the ‘dead heads’ and make your front garden the best entry in the competition.