NEW HOMES: The next community consultation on Lewes District Council’s proposals for new homes at Peacehaven will be held at the Meridian Centre on Monday, November 2, between 4.30pm and 7.30pm. It will be a drop-in surgery for Peacehaven and Telscombe residents. They will able to see designs and discuss the proposals with district council officers and architects. The district council aims to build about 415 homes across the whole of the district. None of the homes planned for Peacehaven will be designated as affordable housing.

FLOWER PLANTERS: Four flower planters given by Paradise Park of Newhaven have been put on a verge outside the Meridian Surgery in Peacehaven to try to stop people driving over and parking on the grass and footway. A town council spokesperson, thanking Paradise Park, said pedestrians had been put at risk by inconsiderate drivers. The way to stop this was to place a visible but attractive barrier of planters to better separate the pedestrian area. I did wonder how long it would take them before something like this happened. Parking outside the surgery is becoming more difficult.

FLOWER CLUB: Peacehaven and Telscombe Flower Club meet at 2pm for 2.30pm on the third Wednesday of each month for floral demonstrations at the Civic Centre.

PILATES: Every Monday 9.30am to 10.30am and Thursday, 7.30pm to 8.30pm at the Civic Centre. Get fit, tone up, prevent back pain, improve flexibility and posture. Equipment provided, just bring some water. Only £5.50 per class or £36 for eight weeks. Contact Jennie Palmer 07825 702775.

WI: Telscombe Cliffs Womens Institute meet on October 14 at the Civic Centre between 2pm and 4pm. Members meeting, Crafty Capers. Competition is a pretty scarf. Contact 01273 585205 or the secretary, 01323 492281.

FOOTNOTES: Along with a great deal of other people, I joined the queue to have my flu jab this week. A vast number of people were there, even when I went at 9,30am. I must admit I was somewhat sceptical of them at first, hearing tales of reaction etc. But now several years later, and having been flu free for all of that time I have changed my mind and would encourage all people of my elderly status to have the ‘jab’. I have never suffered any side effects, apart from my legs aching from standing in that queue. Jack sat patiently in the car while I was there, before we went for a stroll, to the garage to make an appointment to repair Mauds’, (the car), exhaust, which had been making whimpering noises lately, then home to coffee and the crossword with the late summer sun streaming through the windows. Enjoy your week.

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