DYW: Willingdon - January 26, 2011

YOUTH shelter: Following ongoing consultations with students from Willingdon Community School, it was put to the parish council that young people have nowhere to meet locally just to be able to socialise. Although there were some organised activities at the school or at local churches, they didn’t necessarily appeal to all young people.

Based on these consultations, Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council agreed to fund a youth shelter in the gardens at Willingdon Triangle, near Orchard Parade. On Tuesday, January 18, work was started to erect this portable shelter, which has a solid base which is bolted down.

The youth shelter has eight sections; two with solid panels, two with perforated panels and the remaining four sections are left open. There is also a top to it. Seating is provided around the middle and along six of the sections.

The youth shelter is protected from the prevailing wind by some hedging, but is visible from the road, and with its solar lighting, shouldn’t become a no-go area for people of any age. Log on to Lightmain Leisure at www.lightmain.co.uk to get a better idea of what the shelter looks like – or go along and see for yourself.

FUNDRAISING: Jill Parker, project co-ordinator of the JPK Project, which aims to provide supported residential accommodation alongside meaningful daytime activities for people with a learning disability, is delighted with the support the project continues to get from the local community and would like to thank all those concerned.

On January 15, Jill was at Eastbourne Arndale Centre, with representatives from other charities, to receive cheques from Bill Plumridge, following the Win-A-Car raffle in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The cheque for the JPK Project was for £443.

The postponed Concentus Chorale concert was also on January 15 and the retiring collection from this amounted to £417.61.

A recently held cheese and wine party held by Veronica Archer and Julie Paul raised £815 for the JPK Project – another great result.

TREASURE Island: Willingdon Church Players’ pantomime, Treasure Island, is being staged at Willingdon Memorial Hall on Thursday, January 27, Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29. Most tickets have now been sold but there may be a few left for the Thursday evening performance, which starts at 7.30pm.

For ticket availability, ring, Roger or Lesley on 504901. Tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for children.

TRIANGLE Ladies Club meet at 2.15pm on Thursday, January 27, at Trinity Church Hall in Coppice Avenue Willingdon when Alan Carter will be giving an illustrated talk about America. The competition will be ‘a Christmas card’.

BUTTS Brow WI meets at 2.15pm on Thursday, January 27 at Willingdon Memorial Hall when, there will be a talk on ‘Sussex housing and care – a new outlook in later life’.

WANNOCK Artists are meeting at 7pm on Friday, January 28, at Wannock Hall. Elda Abramson will be giving a demonstration, ink paintings of fruit and flowers. Visitors are welcome. The cost is £3 so why not go along and see if you would like to join this friendly group?

MORNING market: This will be held from 9.30am on Monday, March 28, at Trinity Church Hall in Coppice Avenue. Admission is free.

Stalls will provide tea and coffee, gifts, plants, fresh eggs, vegetables, jewellery, handmade cards, clothing, children’s toys, bric-a-brac, books and puzzles and there will also be charity stalls. Scrap gold and silver can also be purchased.

Although this is a long way off, you may want to book a table, in which case ring 07757 798367 or 07947 426625.

STEVE Dunnet provides the entertainment at the British Queen at Willingdon Triangle from 8.30pm on Saturday, January 29.

MASKED ball: This is a reminder of a charity masked ball which is taking place on Saturday, January 29 at Willingdon Golf Club.

The charity GI*Blues was set up to give support to sufferers of the debilitating illness gastro intestinal pseudo obstruction.

For tickets and further information please call Paula on 722895 and to learn more about this illness, visit www.giblues.ik.com .