CHURCH NEWS: St Margaret’s Church Rottingdean Christmas Tree Festival 2015: Friday 4 December 11am to 6pm; Saturday 5 December 11am to 6pm; Sunday 6 December noon to 4pm. On display over 40 Christmas trees decorated by local residents, organisations and businesses. Refreshments will be available during the festival. Stalls selling homemade jams, preserves and pickles. Live jazz music on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, and on Sunday 4pm John Mann plays the organ. Admission £3 including brochure. Children free if accompanied by an adult. Proceeds to St Margaret’s Church, and the new Macmillan Horizon Cancer Centre in Brighton. For further information:

GATEWAY CAFÉ: at Centenary Park. Peacehaven Town Council are delighted to announce that the café will reopen on Saturday December 5. The new leaseholder Nicola Papanicolaou is passionate about real food and is keen to reflect this in her menu. The café will open from 9am to 5pm in the winter months extending to 6pm in the summer.

CAROL CONCERT: This year’s community carol concert will be held on Wednesday December 9, in the main hall, Community House, Meridian Centre. Tickets for this popular free event can be obtained from the information office on a first come first served basis.

MATINEE MELODIES: Tickets are available from the Information Office at £8 for the show on Thursday December 17 at 2pm in Community House, Main Hall.

E-NEWS: The December edition of the town’s magazine is available on line via on Tuesday. If you wish to advertise in this publication please contact Deborah Donovan 01273585493.

PANTO: Aladdin, Wednesday December 2 through to Saturday December 5. Tickets from £8 available online or by phone 01273 681861.

CHRISTMAS MARKET: On Saturday December 12 Peacehaven Town Council will be holding a Christmas market from 9am to 3pm in the Mall and Community House. Father and Mother Christmas will be visiting for this day only.

BURN’S NIGHT: A quick mention that Peacehaven Town Council in collaboration with Dine and BHT are organising a Burn’s Night on Saturday January 23, tickets will be available at £12.50 from today from the Information office. The evening will include Scottish dancing, a three course meal, Piper and the Haggis ceremony by the Town Crier. A full evening’s entertainment guaranteed.

MEETING: On Monday the Grants Sub-committee with meet at 9am in the Copper Room.

MARKETS: Tomorrow’s Charity Market will be held by the Peacehaven Players.

COFFEE MORNINGS: Tuesday, Telscombe WI; Thursday, Wendy Veck; Friday December 4, Peacehaven WI.

BOVIS HOMES: Peacehaven Town Council have offered Bovis Homes up to 10 parking spaces only within Centenary Park, (not the spaces directly in front of the Bowls Club), to use between the hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday only, to take some pressure off Arundel Road as the development continues.

HARVEST: The Mayor of Peacehaven, Cllr Robert Robertson invited The Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex, James May and other local dignitaries to his Civic Church Service on Saturday November 21. The service had a Harvest theme, and guests bought gifts of food which were gratefully received by Brighton Housing Trust. The congregation at the Evangelical Free Church were enthralled by Brian Melia’s sermon which gave encouragement and a warm welcome to Robert from the church. The Mayor presented a cheque for £240 to the Royal British Legion to make up their poppy appeal to £8000 from the Peacehaven collections. Peacehaven’s Town Crier, Jon Borthwick spoke about the town’s 100th year celebrations planned for next year. Robert thanked Elder, Jeff Collington who organised the service and Jeff’s wife Vi for arranging the buffet for the evening.

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