Peacehaven

MAYORS CHARITIES: The mayor will be raising funds this year for vital medical equipment for the town’s doctor’s surgeries.

MAYORS FASHION SHOW: On Friday June 22, doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £6 each from the information centre, which includes a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink. There will be a chance to buy discounted clothes from top high street brands with up to 80 percent off RRP. All money raised will go to the mayor’s charities.

SUMMER FAIR: Businesses in Peacehaven are being urged to sponsor the summer fair. Organisation for the summer fair at the Centenary Park on Saturday, July 14 from 11am to 4pm, is well underway. The event is being supported by stalls and commercial stands but the need for sponsorship is critical to make the whole fair come together, said the town councils Civic and Marketing Officer, Deborah Donovan.

PEACEHAVEN PLAYERS: Will be hosting a murder mystery event, Who Killed the Pop Star, on Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16 at the Meridian Centre.

OPEN GARDENS: Peacehaven Open Gardens are pleased to announce the event will take place over the weekend, June 23 and 24 from 2pm to 6pm. This year we have three new gardens joining us along with Peacehaven Community Garden and Peacehaven Allotments. Tickets are £4 each and this covers all gardens on both days. Refreshments, plants and crafts will be available at a selection of the gardens over the weekend. This year we are lucky to have Seaford Sunshine Strummers playing at 8 Tor Road, Peacehaven on the Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. All proceeds will be donated to St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Eastbourne. Tickets are available to purchase from most of the gardens, Peacehaven Town Council from 1st June and Alison on 01273589502. The event is kindly sponsored by Paradise Park, Newhaven.

NATWEST: Residents may be interested to know that NatWest bank have agreed to partner with PTC to bring an advice service on how to arrange and set up internet banking. Drop in surgeries have been arranged for Tuesdays June 19 and 26, July 3, 24 and 31 at Community House in the Pod room from 10am to noon.

COUNCIL MEETINGS: The next council meeting will be on June 19, this will be a full council annual return meeting.

MP SURGERIES: These will take place every other week, from 10am to noon at Community House, with Lloyd Russell-Moyle. The surgeries are on an appointment basis only, contact 01273 550121 or email Lloyd@russell-moyle.co.uk

FOOD BANK: The Mayor of Peacehaven is supporting the SCDA food bank which serves clients from Peacehaven and neighbouring towns. Peacehaven Town Council has set up a donation basket in the foyer of Community House.

CINEMA: The next film will be on June 20 with showing of Finding Your Feet. Tickets are available from the Information Office at £5.

BINGO: The next Bingo will be on July 6 at 7pm.

SATURDAY MARKET: Tomorrow the market will be organised by Peacehaven and Telescombe Scouts group.

LITTER PICKING: Organised by the newly formed Clean Peacehaven volunteer group; E-mail cleanpeacehaven@gmail.com for details of the planned clean ups. Please see the Peacehaven Town Council website for further details.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: Keep an eye out for consultation meetings on www.peacehaven towncouncil.gov.uk or Peacehaven council Facebook page.

COMMUNITY CAFE: Now open six mornings, in the foyer, Community House, Meridian Centre. Tea, coffee, egg, bacon, sausage sandwiches and cooked breakfasts available. Run by local charities. Monday and Wednesday morning the community café is organised by Sussex Pet Rescue.

KNOW DEMENTIA: Memory Moments Cafe. Everyone welcome especially those with memory problems and their family supporter. Every Friday from 10am to 1pm, Anzac Room, Community House, Meridian Centre.

DEANS SENIOR TEA CLUB: The Deans Senior Tea Club provides free, weekly, social tea clubs with a mission to combat loneliness and isolation in older age. We run clubs in Telscombe, Kemp Town, Saltdean, Seaford and in January we launched our Peacehaven club in the Meridian Centre. It runs every Monday, 2pm to 4pm.

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PEACEHAVEN WI: A fine sunny day, a good attendance to our June meeting and we were pleased to welcome one visitor. One of our members described how she was almost a victim of a telephone scam but quickly realised the implications, and when mentioning the police, the caller rang off. This type of call was highlighted by our Federation and we were strongly advised to be particularly vigilant when answering the phone to unknown persons.

Tony Harris was our afternoon speaker, resplendent in a red suit with arms and epaulettes made of Union Flag material. His talk was, apart from being extremely hilarious, most informative about London from 43AD and the fact that over the years the population of the capital has gown to 8.1 million, apparently more than one tenth of the whole country. He explained the origins of many of the slogans we have taken for granted but never thought about why. I was fascinated to know the reason we call large building cranes Derricks. Apparently a structure with a long arm was invented by Thomas Derrick many years ago when execution by hanging was, may I say, popular and actually an entertainment, and this arm enabled six people to be strung up at one time.

Next month our meeting on July 4 will have less gruesome contents. Come and join us and see for yourselves. (Joy Allen).