Telscombe

YOGA: With Natalie Heath every Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm in the Civic Centre. This class is back after the summer break on Tuesday September 4. Contact Natalie Heath email: mrsnatalieheath@yahoo.co.uk phone: 07738538094.

LIVING LIGHT PILATES: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning in the Civic Centre. £6.50 per class or class pass for £44 (eight classes plus one free session). Contact Nicola Murray-Smith email: nicolalivinglight@yahoo.com phone: 07776 457752.

FITNESS PILATES: Every Monday morning and Thursday evening in the Civic Centre. Get fit, tone up, prevent back pain, improve flexibility and posture. Equipment provided, just bring some water. Only £6 per class or £40 for eight weeks. Contact Jennie Palmer email: jen@jenniepalmer.co.uk phone: 07825 702775.

CITIZENS ADVICE: Drop in advice surgery on the last Tuesay of each month from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Civic Centre. Advice can also be gained via their website www.citizensadvice.org.uk Adviceline 03444 111 444.

YOGA: Every Monday from 7.15pm to 8.15pm in the Civic Centre. Contact Jane email: janechantyoga@hotmail.co.uk phone: 07703 167895.

DANCE CLASS: Little Stars Pre-School Dance Class for pre-school children aged 2 to 4 years, every Tuesday 9am to 9.30am at the Civic Centre. £3.50 per session. Contact Anneli Smith 07930 490058.

YOUTH THEATRE: Peacehaven and Newhaven Youth Theatre meet every Monday, 4pm to 5pm for ages 5 to 7 year, 5pm to 6pm for ages 8 years and over, at the Civic Centre. Your local, friendly drama club with a professional touch. Contact Zoe Giles email: pnytyouththeatre@outlook.com phone: 07729 583 264.

BINGO EVENING: Friday November 30, 6.45pm for 7pm start at the Civic Centre. Eight games played for £4, plus an additional Snowball (50p per single ticket) and Flyer game (£1 a sheet). Free cup of tea/coffee at half-time break. Proceeds to Mayor of Telscombe’s charity fund.

COUNCIL MEETING: The Amenities and Civic Centre Committee meet on Monday at 7.30pm. If there is insufficient business, meetings may be cancelled. Please therefore telephone the Civic Centre on 01273 589777 to ensure that a meeting is being held (an Agenda will be placed on the website). 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.

FOOTNOTES: A week of medical alarms and excursions. I normally present myself to my doctor about once a year with some ailment or another, which in his usually competent way he solves for me, and I am sent on my way much relieved. Living with only a somewhat cynical and pessimistic cat as a companion, I can imagine all sorts of maladies afflicting me, so this is always a great relief. Last week I set off for my annual flu jab. Arriving outside the surgery I was confronted with a three deep queue, stretching back some hundred yards. However, I thought, I am here now, so I parked up and trotted off to join the back of the queue. This was my mistake. As I turned to take my place an agonising pain shot through my leg and I had no choice but to limp back to the car and go home. Later I found out they had run out of the flu gunge, so I would have been unlucky anyway. A visit to the doctor a week and a half later, resulted in an ultra sound. It all ended happily. There was nothing seriously wrong, just a badly pulled muscle. I also got my flu jab at the same time. I was due to have a blood test, but none of my veins would co-operate. Mark you, asking me for blood at eight thirty in the morning is a bit of a stretch. This is all the result of getting old. As a young man I only saw a doctor for insurance purposes or to get a jab against yellow fever, etc. Filming in India over about a year, I shared a house with an English doctor, and saw the job from the other side as it were, so although I tease them when I do see them, I do have a great deal of sympathy for what they do. I discussed all this with Chaplin over tea, for me, milk for him and biscuits. As usual I got no sympathy. Have a good week and go safely where ever your journeys take you.