A COFFEE MORNING: Will be held at Christ Church in Seaside on Wednesday September 2 from 9.30am-11am. Admission is free. There will be a few small stalls and a raffle. This will be followed by a service in the Memorial Chapel at 11.30am for anyone who wishes to stay on. A number of other short weekday services take place at Christ Church for anyone unable to attend on a Sunday, or who would like to have an additional time for spiritual refreshment during the week. These are held on Monday at 10am, Tuesday at 6.15pm and Thursday at 9.45am. Sunday services are at 8am and 10.30am. For more information call 728522 or 733700, or visit the website www.ccwithsp.org
SEASIDE NEIGHBOURHOOD PANEL: will be having a public meeting on Wednesday September 2 in St Agnes Church hall, Whitley Road, starting at 7pm. The group has now been running for six years and all residents with any concerns about crime or anti-social behaviour in this area are encouraged to attend to air their views. Representatives from the police and members of the local council will be present. Neighbourhood Panels are all about finding long-term solutions to problems and working together to resolve them. Priorities set at the last meeting were: dog fouling in and around the Eshton Road area; cycling on the footpaths, particularly along Seaside; the bus stop on Royal Parade, near to Channel View Road, to be made more prominent with improved road markings. More information about local panels can be found at www.eastbournenp.org The website includes an online form so that you can provide feedback, plus a link to fixmystreet.com which enables you to report specific problems in the street where you live.
ROSELANDS & BRIDGEMERE NEIGHBOURHOOD PANEL: will also be having a public meeting on Wednesday September 2 at the Bridgemere Centre, 100 Bridgemere Road at 7.30pm.
A MUSICAL EVENING: to commemorate the bicentenary of The Battle of Waterloo, when Wellinton finally defeated Napoleon, will take place at the Redoubt Fortress on Saturday September 5, preceded by a champagne reception at 6pm. This promises to be an atmospheric evening at the fortress, which was constructed at the time as part of the defence of Britain against a French invasion. The presentation will cover the lead up to the conflict and the battle itself, and will be a mixture of music from the Little Common British Legion Band, narrative by Peter and Christopher Pyemont, poetry and film footage, plus a spectacular finale that will include the 1812 overture. The event will raise money for ABF - The Soldier’s Charity, and St Wilfrid’s Hospice. The cost is £15 for the concert only, or £30 for the champagne reception and concert. To book, call 410300, visit the Redoubt Fortress reception in person or go online to www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/waterloo-200-tickets-16579343262
SEEDY SUNDAY: Eastbourne’s annual seed swapping event will take place at the Leaf Hall in Seaside on Sunday September 6 from 10am-4pm. Take along any excess or unwanted seeds that you may have to share with other gardeners. In addition to seeds swaps, there will be various stalls, arts and crafts, talks and workshops, games and side shows and the café will be open all day for refreshments. For more information visit www.seedysundayeb.co.uk or call 325764. Admission is £1 for adults; children will be admitted free of charge.
THE COURT OF KING HENRY VIII: will be the theme of the next Ladies’ Lunch Club lunch, which will be at the Langham Hotel, Royal Parade, on Tuesday September 8 at 12 noon for 12.30pm, when Timespan Historical Presentations will give their talk 1001 Knights .There is no club membership fee, you simply pay for any lunches that you wish to attend. For bookings and information, call 731451. Future speakers include the author and broadcaster Lucinda Hawksley on September 22 speaking about her great great great grandfather Charles Dickens, on October 13 architect Richard Crook will reveal the history of Eastbourne pier, and ventriloquist Steve Hewlett will entertain on October 27 with Thinking inside the Box.
A PRAYER GROUP: meets at Christ Church in Seaside every Friday at 10am in the church and is open to all, regardless of denomination. Simply go along on the day or call 733700 for more details.
STREET MEETINGS: will take place on Wednesday September 9 at the junction of Leslie Street and Beltring Road at 6pm and at the St George’s Road and Firle Road junction at 6.30pm. Street meetings are open to all residents and provide an opportunity to discuss any issues of concern with the police and representatives from the council and neighbourhood panels, such as anti-social behaviour, drug dealing, parking issues, cycling on pavements or fly tipping, to see if solutions can be found.
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