DOWN YOUR WAY (July 24th): Willingdon

THE JPK Project has submitted an application to the Borough Council planning department for a supported living centre for people with a learning disability. It will be on the Edgmond Church site in Old Town and negotiations with the church trustees are continuing.

It has been a long struggle to get this far with many hurdles to overcome but project co-ordinator Willingdon resident Jill Parker and the JPK trustees have never given up that their dream would one day become a reality. Hopefully permission will now be passed and funds from grant-making trusts can be released.

For more 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 Jane Sabin Case Officer, Development Control, Eastbourne Borough Council 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW.

ITALIAN evening: The next fundraising event in aid of the JPK Project is an Italian evening hosted by Maureen and John Males at The Cottage Dittons Road Polegate. The Italian cuisine will be provided by Val and Ciro Pickett. The evening starts at 7pm on Saturday July 28. Tickets from Jill on 486179 or Maureen on 492011 priced at £8 each.

THE recently held charity coffee morning hosted by Willingdon WI at Willingdon Memorial Hall raised £583 for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

TRIANGLE Ladies Club will meet at 2.15pm on Thursday, July 26, at Trinity Church Hall in Coppice Avenue, Willingdon, when Phil Gardner will givie an illustrated talk on Eastbourne in the sixties. The competition is ‘a pretty tin’.

BUTTS Brow WI meets at 2.15pm on Thursday, July 26, at Willingdon Memorial Hall in Church Street when Ian Everest will give a talk entitled ‘Bygone country life’.

WANNOCK Artists: On Friday July 27 at 7pm William de Wilde will demonstrate how to paint a seascape in acrylic. The meeting will be at Wannock Hall - visitors welcome to these monthly meetings. Admission is £3.

A CHARITY table sale and raffle will be held 10am-1pm on Saturday, July 28 at Trinity Church Hall in Coppice Avenue in aid of the Sussex Cancer Fund at the Royal Sussex Hospital Brighton and the RNLI. Admission is 50p to include tea, coffee or cold drink and biscuits.

TOM FITZPATRICK will entertain customers at The British Queen from 8.30pm on Saturday, July 28, and Owen Donovan will be providing the entertainment at The Wheatsheaf in Willingdon Village – also at 8.30pm on Saturday, July 28.

POLEGATE Windmill: As well as the normal opening hours of 2pm to 5pm on Sundays, Polegate Windmill has special events on the Wednesdays during August.Historical Food Day is August 1 when children from the age of five can learn to cook and make bread as it used to be done in a bygone age.

The cooking takes place on the mill plat – with covering if necessary. There are two sessions, 11am-1pm or 2.30pm-4.30pm. Admission is £3 for children and £1 accompanying adults, which includes a tour of the mill following each session. Contact Mrs Patricia Stevens on 734496 for further details.

CHAMPAGNE and strawberries: A fundraising event is being held in aid of Action Medical Research for Children for Life - to celebrate 60 years of vital research that has helped change the lives of thousands of children.From 6pm-8pm on Friday, August 3, champagne and strawberries will be served at 38 Wish Hill Willingdon (outdoors weather permitting). Tickets are £10 each to include canopies, beer or soft drinks. For further information ring 506524 or 646286.

COFFEE morning: An Action for Children’s coffee morning takes place at 10am on Saturday, August 4, at Trinity Church Hall Coppice Avenue Willingdon.

MONSTERS OF ROCK Summer School is a really exciting project for young people with some musical ability. From August 13-17 a Monsters of Rock Summer School will be held in the drama studio at Willingdon Community School under the ‘Sussex Rocks’ banner. The course will be held each day from 10am to 4pm. It is intended for young people aged between 10 and eighteen.