Down Your Way (June 27th): Hampden Park and Willingdon Trees

WHETHER you like a barbecue or a cream tea (or both!), spoil yourself on Saturday June 30, when Parkland Infant School hosts its annual Summer Fair. In addition to mouth-watering refreshments, there will be stalls and games to suit all, including both adult and children’s tombola, a giant inflatable target ball, hook the duck, obstacle race and bouncy castle. There is also a grand draw with a great assortment of prizes. Do go along and jojn the fun, noon-2pm.

DON’T forget the exciting event the following weekend, Sunday, July 8, when Holly Park, in Maywood Avenue, Willingdon Trees, will be alive with games and sporting activities for the whole family.

The Willingdon Trees Community Games are being held there, 11am-3pm, and the whole family can enjoy races, archery, street games and even try their skills on the climbing wall.

There will be lots of refreshments and entry is free thanks to Places for People who are spearheading the day. The aim is to bring the community together. Do go along, and be proud to be part of your local community.

JUDGES will be out in force in and around Hampden Park and Willingdon Trees on Wednesday, July 11, to view the Hampden Park in Bloom contributions, in addition to looking at grounds and gardens all round the area. So many have worked hard to make our village and surroundings beautiful with floral displays of various kinds, so let’s hope Hampden Park once again enjoys a prizewinning day.

All those who have entered the front garden competition, being judged by Hampden Park in Bloom members in late July/early August, stand by your flower pots and make sure your garden is titivated to its very best!

‘THE POWER Project’ is coming to Willingdon Trees - a new vision in musical theatre for young people with any disability. This exciting new venture is the brainchild of Jade Powers, the director behind The Sussex Dance group run by Lisa Innes at the Willingdon Trees Community Centre in Maywood Avenue. On Friday, July 20, there is a general meeting at the centre, beginning 6pm, with all interested parties most welcome.

If you feel you would like your young people to be involved, do go along and join in the discussion.

It is anticipated classes will be held on a Friday, in two-hour sessions, at a time to be agreed. More details on 503588 or 07775 843225 or at

THE LOCAL charity Chloe’s Fight for Sight had a further boost as a result of a Beetle drive and quiz held to raise funds. Organised by the proprietress of our village paper shop, the total raised from the two fun evenings was £900 which will help with funds to research into this unusual genetic condition.

COFFEE with a councillor is a regular feature of the Hampden Park Community Centre, Brodrick Road, on the first Saturday morning of each month, 10am- noon. There will be a chance to chat over any concerns or issues you may have.

A DATE for the diary: On Saturday, July 21, at the same venue, the annual general meeting of the Hampden Park and Willingdon Trees (Eastbourne Homes) Panel will be held at noon. Everyone is invited, so do go along and meet the officers and committee members.