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Friday, 18th November 2016, 12:05 am
Updated Friday, 18th November 2016, 12:21 pm
Telscombe news
Telscombe news

BINGO EVENING: Last Friday of each month, 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. Next dates November 25 and December 16 (followed by a Christmas party).

QUIZ NIGHT: Today, Friday, in aid of Children in Need at the Civic Centre. Come along and enjoy this light-hearted quiz night. Teams of up to six at £2 per person. Bring your own food and drink. Each quiz is in aid of a different charity. Contact email: [email protected], phone 01273 589777.

DANCE CLASS: Children’s Dance Class for pre-school age 2 to 4 years, every Tuesday from 9.15am to 9.45am at the Civic Centre. £3.50 per session. Contact Anneli Smith via Civic Centre, 01273 589777.

COUNCIL MEETINGS: Planning and Highways committee meeting 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 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 unless otherwise stated.

FOOTNOTES: Twice to Eastbourne this week, the journey lightened by the magnificent display of autumn colours of the trees and hedgerows. My own garden is looking somewhat forlorn now and resembling a rather down-at-heel duchess who hints at previous glories. However, whilst watching one evening through a bedroom window, I saw a sight that cheered me. A young fox was leaping and jumping and throwing himself into the air whilst playing with an old shoe he had found. His coat was glossy and healthy, the eyes bright with the excitement of play. A beautiful tail fanned out as he leapt high after his toy. He was immersed in his game, doing what dogs do, rolling on the shoe and then tussling with it on the lawn. He kept this up for about twenty minutes before tiring and loping off, leaving his toy behind. As he disappeared over the fence, I wished him well. I can never hope to understand what impels those who would kill and cause suffering to these wonderful animals by hunting them and persist even though the practice is unlawful. I left the old shoe on the lawn and the following morning it had gone, perhaps back to some den where the cubs are now enjoying themselves with it. For a few precious moments I had shared the joy of living with a wild animal. It cheered me up tremendously. Enjoy your days, even if you do not have a shoe to play with and go safely.

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