CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Come along on Christmas morning and join us for free tea/coffee and bacon rolls on Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10am to 12 midday at Telscombe Civic Centre. Contact phone: 01273 589777

Friday, 9th December 2016, 12:05 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 2:17 pm
Telscombe news
Telscombe news

Children’s Dance Class: Pre-school age 2-4, £3.50 per session every Tuesday at 9.15 - 9.45am in Telscombe Civic Centre. Contact Anneli Smith via Civic Centre, 01273 589777

Bingo Evening: 8 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. Friday 16th December at 6.45 for 7pm start followed by a Christmas party (This is 2 weeks early due to Christmas). The next evening is Friday 27th January 2017. Takes place at Telscombe Civic Centre. Contact Jane on 07703 167895.

Council Committee Meeting: te nest meeting is Planning & Highways on Monday 12th December at 7.30pm. 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, 360 South Coast Road, Telscombe Cliffs, E Sussex, BN10 7ES unless otherwise stated.

Thanks: Telscombe Town Council would like to thank all our bingo and quiz night friends who helped us raise a wonderful £330 for children in need. Well done everyone!!

Footnotes: One sign that Christmas is around the corner is the amount of free offers, ‘gifts’, discounts, that flood through, Every year they seem to increase in number, and this year they have excelled themselves. People I have never met, or spoken to present me with Christmas cards, strangers phone me to thank me for my loyalty to their companies throughout the year, when I could swear I have never heard of them. If I added up all the discounts, free vouchers, etc., that I have received so far, I could live for nothing until next Spring. They are, I am afraid, all going to be unlucky. I have a limited income, which the government is nibbling away at via low interest rates and high prices, so there is very little left for anything other than essentials. But still the glossy brochures, the sultry voiced telephone calls continue. As soon as the festive season is over, it will be time to ask the wonderful chap who gardens for me to return and get to grips with the weeds and shrubs that are already starting to cover all the flower beds. They return with the same certainty as those unwanted leaflets and free offers hurtle through my letterbox, each year. If only I could get rid of the weeds as easily as I dispose of them. Enjoy your Christmas shopping, go safely and have a good week.

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