RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: I am putting this up first as there is a change to the times of the meeting. Telscombe Residents’ Association meet on the first Thursday of each month from 7.15pm to 9.15pm. Email the secretary at for a copy of the meeting agenda.

COUNCILLORS SURGERY: This is on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 11am at the Civic Centre. No appointment necessary. Come along and see your local Councillors.

HEALTHY COOKING: Free Healthy Cooking on a Budget Course January 27 and February 3 from 9.30am to 11.30am at Community House, Meridian Centre. Run by Sussex Community Development Association 01273 516032.

TELSCOMBE TYE: Current information on Telscombe Tye. If you need to contact someone about the Tye gates/fencing/access Tel: 01273 589777 Telscombe Council. In case of emergency (or out of hours) Tel: 07843 425412 (Town Clerk). If you need to contact someone about the community flock or sheep on the Tye then call 01273 302486 (Stud Farm) or 01273 589777 Telscombe Town Council or out of hours 07843 425412 (Town Clerk).

COUNCIL MEETINGS: Please Note: If there is insufficient business, meetings may be cancelled. Please therefore telephone the Civic Centre on 01273 589777 to ensure that the meeting is being held. Meetings are open to members of the public who are able to ask questions for a 15 minute period at the start of each meeting. Meetings are held in Telscombe Civic Centre unless otherwise stated. Telscombe Village Club sub-committee meetings are held in the Telscombe Village Club

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU: Last Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Civic Centre. Drop in advice surgery. Advice can also be gained via their website Adviceline 03444 111 444.

FOOTNOTES: Brrrrr. Winter has finally arrived. As Jack and I ventured out one morning this week, we promptly shot back inside to pile on coats, scarves etc., realising the temperature had dropped like a stone. The daffodils in the garden are about a foot high, so fingers crossed they will survive. I adore them as flowers. Harbingers of spring and warm days, I have planted them liberally over the three lawns we have. Much to the irritation of the man who does our mowing, I suspect, as he has to dodge around clumps of them. But whenever I see them in full bloom, I am reminded of those beautiful lines of Wordsworth, ‘And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils’. Keep warm and enjoy your week.

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