DOWN YOUR WAY (July 4th): Roselands

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SEASIDE Neighbourhood Panel has a public meeting tonight (Wednesday) in St Agnes church hall, Whitley Road, starting 7pm. All residents with any concerns about crime or anti-social behaviour in the area can air their views.

The meeting will be chaired by Jane Dubery, with representatives from the police and members of the local council present.

For more details call 07845 988587 or log on to The website includes an online form for feedback, plus a link to which enables you to report specific problems in the street where you live.

ST JOHN Ambulance Retirement Fellowship meets at St John Headquarters, Bourne Street, tomorrow (Thursday) at 2.15pm. New members will be welcome, whether retired, ex-members of St John or anyone interested in the work. Full details from Joan on 506855. The Fellowship meets on the first Thursday of every month.

THERE is a whist drive in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church tomorrow (Thursday), 2pm. The cost is £2.50 per person. For more information ring Gladys on 720885.

ESK Gardening Club meets tomorrow (Thursday, 5.30pm-8pm) at the garden centre in Courtlands Road, when club member Derek Brooks will be guest speaker. To join, call 722922, visit for an online application form, or call in at the ESK garden centre.

THE CARL Greenwood Trio will perform at a Jazz Lunch at the Langham Hotel on Sunday, July 8. To book, call 731451.

THE House of Lords is the subject of two Ladies’ Lunch Club lunches on Tuesday, July 10 (ladies only) and Wednesday, July 11 (open to everyone), when Richard Skelton MBE will speak about his 28 years as doorkeeper at the Palace of Westminster, and will also tell some of the history of the House of Lords. The lunches atr at the Langham Hotel, Royal Parade, noon for 12.30pm - book on 731451.

THE RNLI, local branch, next meets on Friday July 13, when Coxswain Mark Sawyer will be reporting. Meetings are in the West Dean Suite of the Langham Hotel, 10am for 10.30am, and admission is £1 which includes a raffle ticket - tea and coffee available. Non members are welcome - further details from Derek Legg on 735970.

BASTILLE Day will be celebrated by The Pudding and Wine Club on Friday, July 13, noon for 12.30pm, with a lunch featuring French food and wines. A speaker from the winemakers and merchants Maison Sichel will describe each wine and Head Chef Michael Titherington the dishes. Club lunches are at the Langham Hotel and open to all. Places can be booked on 731451.

AUTHOR Alan Hammond will speak about his humorous new book All’s Fair in Love and Law - sub-titled Love, Laughter and Litigation – at a Literary Lunch on Friday, July 20. Alan is the father of Top Gear’s Richard Hammond and was a legal executive for many years. His fictitious story is based on his own experiences and written very much in the James Herriot style, centring on the rural solicitors’ practice of Dufty, Dufty, Popple & Dunn. The is at the Langham Hotel, noon for 12.30pm - bookon 731451.