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Bohemia Village Voice No. 59. May 2008

Circulation: 6,000 (unaudited)

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Three women in fight for Gensing seat

This year’s election features an all-female line-up Vivienne Bond (Lib-Dem), Cath Burrows (Conservative) and Kim Forward (Labour). We asked them all the same questions so that readers can measure one against the other – see pages 9 to 12.

Illustration: Stewart Buchan

Candidates from the three main parties are fighting for a seat in Gensing ward at the by-election on Thursday 1st May. None of the smaller parties are putting forward a candidate, so votes will be channelled into only three options, instead of split into six as last time.

Kim Forward (Lab)

Vivienne Bond (Lib Dem)

Cath Burrows (Con)

“People are concerned about Bohemia shops opening and then closing again, street cleaning, litter, dog mess. They want the area to look cared for”

“Local issues are security and safety; policing and safety in the streets; also environmental issues; dog mess and fly-tipping”

“There’s a need to keep small local shops for people without cars. Lidls is handy but I have reservations about Asda”

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Editorial Our website has been switched on. The full text of all back issues of the Voice, have been uploaded onto the site. Webmaster Leah Davidson will soon be adding all the pictures. The Village Voice was first published in May 2006, as a sort of half-joke email sent to half-a-dozen people. Two years on, it has become an established and wellrespected publication bringing news and views of Bohemian life to 6,000 homes. Advertisers like it because they know people actually read it. Election fever is with us again: see our interviews with our local hopefuls (page 9)

Bohemia Village Voice Edited and published by John Humphries at 79, Bohemia Road, Bohemia Village, Sussex, TN37 6RJ. Tel: 01424 430460. Email: editor@bohemiavillage.com www.bohemiavillage.com Assistant editor: Susan King. Website manager: Leah Davidson. Researcher: Sophie Fennessey. Consultant editor: Julian Beecroft. First published 2006. © John Humphries. Circulation: 6,000 (unaudited) copies delivered to homes and businesses in and around Bohemia and distributed via shops and other outlets. Advertising sales: Sue King. Deadline is 7th of the month preceding publication, e.g. 7th Jan for Feb issue. Subscriptions: for copies by post for one year (12 issues) £6 (UK). Photographs: copies of photographs, size A4: £10 including post & packing. Printed by Fastprint & Design.

May in Bohemia Thu 1 Thu 1 Thu 1 Sat 3 Sun 4 Wed 7 Sat 10 Thu 15 Fri 16 Fri 16 Sat 17 Sun 18 Mon 19 Thu 22 Sat 24 Sat 31

(to Sat 31st) Hastings Museum. John Logie Baird. 0845 274 1052. (to 8th June) Hastings Museum. Nick Archer. Charlotte Snook. Art exhibitions. 0845 274 1052. Polling day. Local Council elections St Peter’s Church Hall. Quiz Night. 7pm. Stewart Buchan: 435922. The Rooms. ALFIE album launch. 7pm. 203991. St Paul’s School . Extended Schools Services. Public consultation. 7.30 pm. The Rooms. Herbal Love. Reggae band. 8 pm. YMCA. AGM & meeting. Bohemia Area Association. 7 pm. 445086. St Matthew’s Church Centre. Friday Focus. Activities & speakers. 10.30am–4 pm. 425863 St Matthew’s Church Centre. Quiz Night. 7.30pm. Info: 425863 The Rooms. T Chest Blues. Rockabilly band. 8pm. Info: 203991. St Matthew’s Church. Guest Service. Guest Speaker: Mark Brown. 10.30 am Durbar Hall, Hastings Museum. The Battle & Hastings. Lecture by Edward Preston.10.30 am. The Rooms. Bohemia Ukulele Band & Uni and her ukulele. 8pm. 203991. The Rooms. Douce Ambience. Jazz duo. 8 pm. The Rooms. Too Damn Country. Line dancing. 8pm. 203991.

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Book review Hastings: Then & Now by Ken Brooks. Reviewed by Bronwyn Pryde. This book does exactly what it says on the tin: photographs of the town taken around the turn of the 20th century are compared side by side to pictures taken 100 years or so later from the same viewpoint. What is most impressive is how much care the author, who also took all of the ‘now’ pictures, has taken with his pictures. Mr Brooks has gone to great pains to get as close as possible to the exact same viewpoint as the original image so that comparisons are easy to make. The area covered is the Old Town to the town centre and each picture comes with an informative description. The ‘then’ and ‘now’ pictures are concerned primarily with the architecture of the town but there is a small section at the end of the book of photographs focusing on people of the town some 100 years past. A book to treasure and to keep. o Hastings: Then and Now by Ken Brooks. Published 2004. 100pp. £9.50. Available now from the Bohemia Village Voice office.

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Battle of Hastings revisited Re-con fridge shop opens Edward Preston’s popular and well-established series of local history lectures, Pieces of the Past, kicks off with “The Battle and Hastings” at the Durbar Hall, Hastings Museum on Monday 19th May at 10. 30 am. There are 16 new talks for Edward’s 16th year, which will take place every Edward Preston Monday morning until 1st Sept at the Museum, in Bohemia Road, admission free. If you think you know everything about local history in Hastings and St Leonards, Edward’s talks will be an eye-opener. A true professional, he always goes to the original sources to get his facts, so he digs up lots of interesting information and snippets which really bring history to life, and never falls into the common trap of repeating the mistakes of others. Not only is Edward an expert in his field, he is also witty, a brilliant raconteur, and has the ability to keep his audiences in the palm of his hand. Newcomers might be startled to find him suddenly breaking into song, while those who have been before will know that he has a lovely voice. Whether you are a novice, or an old hand, you’ll have a thoroughly enjoyable morning as well.

Barebacks’ Fun Run

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We are pleased to report that the old Appliance Master premises at 74 Bohemia Road did not remain empty long. Ben Smith opened his shop, Washtec at the beginning of April, selling reconditioned domestic appliances. Ben has forty years experience in the field and has been around town since 1970, at first in the Old Town and latterly in Queen’s Road. He enjoys his trade. “It’s not just business – I like people to get a good deal.” he says. Welcome to Bohemia, Ben.

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Ganglife drives Sharon from Clapham to Hastings have lived all my life in London. My partner Kevin still works in London, and has to commute daily. But the money’s treble what you get here”. “Things are really bad in London. My 11-year old daughter Megan was ‘jumped’ on her first day at school. They were trying to steal her purse. It’s a different way of life down here, so laid back. Megan can go down to the town on her own. In London I couldn’t let her out of my sight. The kids down here are so much more friendly. Megan loves it here – she can walk to school. In London, I always drove her to school, even though it was only two minutes away. In Clapham, she was always having days off school, down here she actually gets up early for school.”

Sharon Lingwood outside ‘The Flower Shop’ in Bohemia Road

Sharon Lingwood, 35, had been in ‘the flower game’ in London for 15 years, and decided that it was time for a change. In March this year she, partner Kevin, 25, daughters Megan, 11, Madison, 2, and baby son Ashton, six months, moved down from Clapham to St Leonards. “I now work at the Flower Shop in Bohemia Road and I love it here.” says Sharon. “I was born in Clapham and

“I was even frightened of going to Sainsbury’s. I was jumped by a kid outside my own front door. You have to show you’re not scared. Everything is gang-related in London. Where my mum lives, there’s already been thirteen killings since the beginning of the year. I’m trying to get her to move down here too. She lives in Vauxhall near the new flower market.” “We live in Augustus Way, just off the Battle Road. You get double the house down here that you get in London. We had a two bedroom house in Clapham. Here, we’ve got four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a garage.” “I love it here – it’s a breath of fresh air.”

You’ll never guess what Gill’s favourite colour is Horntye Park’s catering manager Gill Brett has created her own piece of heaven - an office that’s ALL pink. Gill, 41-year old mother of three (Kerry, 18, Holly, 14 and Sean, 11) painted her ‘cubby hole’ about 18 months ago in her favourite colour and since then colleagues and friends have been donating bits and pieces. Everything from the screen saver on her PC to the office safe, filing cabinet, pens, folders, Christmas tree - even the fuse boxes on the wall are now pink. “It’s cheery - it makes me happy - even my underwear is pink”, says the ever-smiling Gill. “My husband Richard wouldn’t let me have a pink room at home, so I’ve made one here”. Sports Complex manager Kevin Miller is so taken by Gill’s colour scheme that he intends to have the entire centre decorated in pink. Really? No, not really.

No confusion of colours here – provided it’s pink, it’s in. Gill Brett’s office at Horntye Park


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Bohemia Village Fayre illage Fayre organisers Purplefurball have released details of this major local event. As last year, the fair, sorry, fayre, will run from 1pm to 9pm. Stalls are available for rent (£20 for a large stall, £10 for a small one and £5 for an information table). Bands booked to appear include Red Diesel, Bohemia Ukelele Band (tbc), State of Miasma and Gail Storm. The bar will be run by Battle Cider and veggie and vegan food will be supplied by The Rooms. This year sees the re-appearance of the Bohemia Electric Cinema – the smallest cinema in Britain which existed in Bohemia Road for a short time and which had around a capacity of 27. The Fayre cinema will be showing local films. There’ll also be a Kids Tent - rag weaving, mobile making, Play Doh, and more (tbc). It is hoped to have the Bouncy Castle from Summerfields again!

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Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is proud to exhibit the work of two Sussex based painters:

Nick Archer This exhibition features some of Nick Archer’s new series of paintings which are based on themes of childhood. He weaves an image of Alice, his daughter, into most of the works, based on one of the many photographs he has taken of her in their familial garden or on walks in the surrounding woodland of the Kentish countryside. His works draw upon imagery of a child lost in the woods, such as Hansel & Gretel, Snow White & the Seven Dwarves and Little Red Riding Hood. While the figure of Alice always remains distinct, there are areas in which the vibrant hues create a dreamlike air, with foreground and background blended evocatively together.

Charlotte Snook

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St Peter’s Quiz Night St Peter’s Church is holding a Quiz Night (writes Stewart Buchan) on May 3rd. The doors open at 7pm at St Peter’s Church Hall in Cornfield Terrace, for a 7.30 kickoff. Teams of up to six members at £2.50 per head. Bring your own nibbles & booze (alcohol allowed). Prizes for the winning team and inventive ‘wooden spoons’ for the losers. Please register teams with Stewart on Hastings 435922. First come, first served.

Photos on crystal block

The work of Charlotte Snook is small in scale but dramatic in style. Dark sombre colours depict individual stories and situations revealing images of figures in impossible positions and/or in ambiguous relationships. This is the first time these works will have been collectively on display. All works will be for sale and more details are available at the museum.

The exhibition runs from 12th April – 8 June. Admission is Free – Open daily Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm. Sun 11am – 5pm Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Johns Place, Bohemia Road, Hastings, TN34 1ET. Tel: 0845 274 1052. museum@hastings.gov.uk www.hmag.org.uk

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Bohemia Ukulele Band Alice, Andy, Dave, Andy, Jayne and Adam used to gather in each others’ private houses round the fire and play their instruments and sing. Then their friend Kat organized Bohemia Village Fayre 2007 where they played as the opening act. Dave Francis, whose brother Andy is also a member of the band, told the Voice some of the details behind the scenes. “We’ve all had previous experience either in bands or playing music as solo performers, and we’ve all done very different sorts of music,” he said. “There’s quite an age range.I’m forty-four, and Alice, the youngest, is nineteen.” After the Bohemia Village Fayre Dave suddenly had a phone call from an agency. “They phoned on a Friday and said, ‘Could you do a wedding tomorrow?’ so we did!” It was a big celebrity wedding. “We’re sworn to secrecy about the names!” said Dave. “Because of that we decided to play at weddings and parties, and now we rehearse once a week. “It’s a pretty good live act. We all dress up in lively sorts of clothes and hats. At our first gig we noticed people in the audience were all jumping around and all smiling!” The band normally uses only ukuleles and kazoos, though occasionally they will use other instruments. All the members sing in vocal harmony. “Musically we keep it very good, and as we dress up as well we put on a good show, which is humorous and very lively. We do lots of concerts, pre-Christmas work parties, and birthday parties, as well as weddings.” (From the top) Andy, Dave, Adam, Andy, Jayne & Alice

The band plays a mixture of traditional ukulele songs and a variety of other music. “Anything you can dance to: swing, up tempo country, modern songs as well.” The band plays quite regularly at The Rooms in Western Road, about every two to three months, and are next due to appear there on 22nd May with Uni and her ukulele. They will also be appearing at Pissarros on 14th June, and at the St. Leonards festival on 19th July. Their next concert is at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday 19th May. “We were asked by Coghurst Camelias,” said Dave, “so now we’re busy learning flower and garden-related songs!

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St Paul’s eggzellent show Friends of St Paul’s hosted two Easter Events at the school, one for bonnets and one for eggs. First off was the Easter Bonnet Parade for Key Stage 1 children. There must have been forty wonderful creations, mums and dads had obviously been working very hard. Winner was Alfie Thomas in Mrs Green’s class with a conical pale green hat, embellished with dozens of tiny figures and trimmed with hanging Easter eggs. The Eggz-factor competition, for Key Stage 2 children was equally impressive with its range of entries Chloe Vincent – and Marge including an egg box with the four Beatles - a Dalek - Little Britain’s Andy in his wheelchair - Mrs Doubtfire - Queen Elizabeth II - and Spiderman. Winner was Chloe Vincent, of Newgate Road (pictured), with a very realistic Marge Simpson. Judges were: Mayor Maureen Charlesworth, street bobby Andy Hubbard and Voice editor John Humphries.

Book Fair ‘Best ever’

Paul (left) and Stewart man the stalls at St Peter’s Book Fair

Saturday 29th March saw the 8th – and most successful – Annual Book Fair at St Peter’s Church Hall [report organisers Stewart Buchan & Paul Rummery]. “At least three purchasers spent over £50 each, one of whom being a couple from Brighton who had travelled over especially”. Well over 1,000 books were sold which, at bargain prices, netted a taking of £450 - an increase of £126 on the previous record, and double that achieved last year. The ambience was the “best yet and several people commented favourably on our eclectic choice of background music”. The fair will be back in 2009 - same place, same time. “We’d like to thank Anne, Lynda, Laurie and Mick for their assistance on the day. Also the the local traders who obscured their windows with our posters”. Stewart and Paul say that books in good condition are always gratefully received: 435922 or 428068.


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Nicola’s new dance studio Two artists at Museum Well-known dancing teacher Nicola Rodmell is celebrating twenty years of teaching with a show, Musicals and Broadway, to be held at the Phoenix Arts Centre in Parkstone Road on Saturday 10th May. She started the Nicola Rodmell School of Performing Arts in 1987, the original studio being in Sedlescombe Road South. In 1992 the school moved to London Road, and it is now moving to a purpose-built studio in St Paul’s School, Amherst Rd. The new studio has real sprung floors and a superb area for performing arts. It re-opens for the summer term on 23rdApril. Nicola is an Associate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (AISTD) and an associate of the International Dance Teachers Association (AIDTA). She teaches all ages from three years to adult, right up to professional level, and coaches for exams and festivals. Several of her pupils took part in the Hastings Music Festival, and had some excellent results. “They have done themselves proud, along with the school, and we are all very proud of them.” said Nicola. Some of the children she has taught have performed in West End shows, and one girl has recently gone to Disneyland in Tokyo to spend six months as a Disney character. The dancing school does a lot of work raising money for local charities. They also take a dancing group to local nursing and care homes.

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Nick Archer contemplates ‘The Garden’ – on sale at £7,500

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery in Bohemia is running two art exhibitions: Nick Archer and Charlotte Snook. Entry is free and the shows runs until June 8th. Nick’s work was executed over the last 8 years and includes a set of pictures which use his daughter Alice as a ‘symbol for childhood in general’. Nick, 44, is married with two children, Alice (4 ) and Lloyd (1), lives in Guestling and works from a studio in Hastings. He moved to this area from Clissold Park in London’s Stoke Newington about four years ago. He teaches ‘occasionally’ in London. His pictures are sold to ‘rich Americans and rich British’ via his agent, Sarah Myerscough of Mayfair. Sometimes he’s commissioned to create pictures of customers’ own children. Sarah spotted Nick’s talents when he graduated from the Royal Academy, since when he ‘hasn’t looked back’. Well-travelled Charlotte, who has lived in Church Road for nine years says she now ‘wouldn’t live anywhere else’. She’s taught art for many years and still teaches in London three or four times a week and finds time to work in her St John’s Road studio at weekends and holidays. She is a member of South Coast Arts and is a Friend of Summerfields Wood. She has two sons, one in Brazil. Her work ‘explores images of figures in conflict, frozen in fear or in impossible situations, engaged in odd acts or in ambiguous relationships with dangerous animals’.

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Three women in battle for Gensing seat change in the overall make up of Hastings Borough Council. Turn the page and read what each candidate has to say for herself. All three ladies were asked the same questions – judge for yourself how you like the answers. Above all, don’t waste your vote, and may the best man – sorry, woman – win. Yes, election time is here again and this year the voters of Bohemia are faced with a simple choice – which of three women, representing the main political parties, to choose for our Gensing ward. The stakes are high – the result could well mean a

Gensing – Election Result 2007 Turnout: 37.8% Andrew Cartwright (Lab) 516 Simon Corello (Con) 475 Trisha Kennelly (Lib Dem) 332 Sally Phillips (Green) 92 John Martin (BNP) 55 Mick Turner (UK Ind) 38

(34.2%) (31.5%) (22.0%) (6.1%) (3.6%) (2.5%)

Lab Gain. Swing (from 2006): 11.8% from Con to Lab

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Your vote – don’t waste it! Everyone aged eighteen or over has a vote, but the average turn-out for a by-election is a mere 30%. Many of us are disenchanted with the management of society by successive governments and feel individually powerless, while others are merely apathetic. We have the franchise – let us get out into the polling stations and use it. As Henry David Thoreau, 19th century American writer, philosopher and naturalist said, “Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it.” A workable way of putting this into practice has yet to be devised, but in the meantime, let us consider carefully, vote wisely, and above all, get to know our candidates when we have elected them, whether they belong to our chosen party or not, and make them aware of our concerns. Only then can we ordinary people become a power for change.

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Vivienne Bond – Liberal Democrat Voice: What is your background? Vivienne: I was born here and I’ve lived here all my life. By profession I was a dancing teacher. I used to perform in the Hastings Musical Festival, and won a gold medal for dancing in 1968. I worked for Esme Child, one of the three big dancing schools in Hastings, then started my own dancing school in Red Lake Terrace, which I had for ten years. I taught dancing in private schools and opened a small branch in Pebsham, which I had until 1998. Now I’m a teacher’s assistant at Torfield Special Needs School. Voice: What is your political experience? Vivienne: I first became a councillor in 1998. My husband and I had a greengrocer’s shop in Bohemia Road from 1986 until his death in 2001, and through that we got involved in the local community. We joined the Bohemia Area Association, and my husband was asked to stand as a councillor. He declined, because he said he wouldn’t be able to hold his tongue! He suggested I do it instead, and after my initial horror, I thought, why not? We’re meant to be just ordinary people representing communities, so I’m still here 10 years later.

Lib Dem candidate Vivienne Bond

a very, very, local person. I go and speak directly to the people rather than leave it to others. I try to talk to the people involved in issues. I do things myself, and don’t leave it to somebody else.

Voice: What are the local issues? Vivienne: Security and safety; policing and safety in the streets. Environmental issues; dog mess and fly-tipping. The paths at the top of the Park are starting to be repaired. I worked six years on that one. Lack of parking. Street cleaning. Planning issues that affect people’s lives. Finding out why groups of youths roam the streets when there are so many places they can go – the YMCA, Horntye, and lots of others. They would like somewhere for themselves, a “youth hub”, but funding is a big issue. Twin bins. I’m very much involved in ensuring Gensing ward gets taken out of the whole issue. It needs much more consultation within each street. Currently there’s a weekly collection of rubbish and recycling, but this is only on hold. Voice: What do you plan to do if elected? Vivienne: Continue working for local people and the community; help sort out parking; make sure streets are kept clean and safe; try to find funding for a youth club in St. Leonards; work with the other councillors for the betterment of people in Hastings and St. Leonards. I’ve been deputy mayor since last May. I would still like to be deputy mayor next year if I win the seat. Voice: What distinguishes you from the other candidates? Vivienne: As Lib-Dems we are allowed to think for ourselves, and are not driven by the Party Whip. I am

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Cath Burrows – Conservative Cath came to the Voice office with her agent, Peter Pragnell. Voice: What is your background? Cath: Catering. I’ve run restaurants with my husband for many years. We decided to have our own business and then had a craft business in George Street as my husband is a watercolour artist. I’ve been a parttime volunteer for the Conservatives whenever I could, then became an election agent. Voice: What is your political experience? Cath: I’ve been the background girl. I’ve always been behind them and told them what to do, but now I have an agent I feel I can get out of the back room and get into the front room. Peter: When we lost our M.P. Cath was one of two people who kept the Conservative Party Association going in Hastings. Voice: What are the local issues? Cath: Crime. I’m pleased that Gensing is not on Neighbourhood Watch very often. Parking. It’s a shame that they didn’t do the drop on, drop off point for parking around St. Paul’s school when they were doing the building round Amherst Road. The need to keep small local shops for people without cars. Lidls is handy but I have reservations about Asda. I’m very concerned about the effect it would have on traffic at the Silverhill junction and the impact on local Silverhill shops, especially the post office and chemist. Lots of Asdas have post offices and chemists in them. Voice: What do you plan to do if elected? Cath: Try to represent the people who elected me. It doesn’t matter which party they voted for or whether they even voted at all. There’s lots of apathy. It makes me cross when women say they don’t vote, because women fought hard to get the vote. My aunt always said, “If you don’t vote you can’t moan! This is a ward of two halves, represented by each side of London Road. On one side there are small houses and little shops, on the other, more affluent houses. I would like to see the people each side meet at least once a year as a Gensing Association. Try to do something about residents’ parking. It’s a difficult situation because of multi-car households. People need more than one car in a family. Where there are twin bins litter has gone down. It’s little things like that that make up the quality of life. This is what we’ve been hearing all over the town. Voice: What distinguishes you from the other candidates? Cath: For a number of years while working for the Conservatives I’ve helped people who ring the office

Conservative candidate Cath Burrows

and told them where to go for help. It would be nice to be able to do that myself and not put them through to somebody else. Peter: Cath is the sort of person we’re looking for to win this seat and regain our majority.

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Kim Forward – Labour Voice: What is your background? Kim: I was born in Bexhill and grew up in Staplecross, where my father was the village bobby. I came to St Leonards in 1979. I have five children, all of whom were educated in Hastings. I’m a teacher by profession. I started in 1981 at Bodiam, then Westfield, and assorted schools in town, most recently Red Lake and Saxonmount. I decided to have a career break, so am now able to stand as a councillor and do voluntary work. I want to put something back into the community, so I’m a governor at Filsham Valley School, secretary of St Matthew’s Gardens Residents’ Association, and a director at the Southwater Area Assn. Voice: What is your political experience? Kim: My grandfather was a Welsh miner, so I’ve got solid working-class labour roots. My grandfather on the other side was a farm labourer. I joined the Labour party when I started teaching, so I’ve been a member for a very long time. I’ve always been involved locally with Labour, helping by doing leafleting and other things. Voice: What are the local issues? Kim: I do lots of doorstep canvassing and people are always concerned with the same things. Bohemia shops opening and then closing again, street cleaning, litter, dog mess. They want the area to look cared for. I’ve had a walk around the alleyways, and they’ve been cleaned up. We’ve got fantastic street wardens. They do come in fairly quickly to investigate. Parking. Parking by schools: car-sharing and walking buses – but these require parents to show some degree of commitment. Broken paving stones causing stumbling and falling – that’s now been done. Lack of facilities for teenage children. People want youth clubs where young people can be in an unstructured environment and still be safe. People’s responsibility and respect for others and build up a community feeling. Voice: What do you plan to do if elected? Kim: To work hard! As I’ve had a career I’m used to structuring round a full-time job. Listen to people, get my finger on the pulse, and then respond. Not necessarily doing it for people but helping them to move forward. Empowering them. An advocate for local people in Gensing. Also wider issues for Hastings; to make the town a nice place so that people want to move here so the whole town moves forward, attracts employers and becomes more prosperous. Voice: What distinguishes you from the other candidates? Kim: Energy, enthusiasm and a very personal knowledge of Hastings and St Leonards gleaned from living and working here so long. A particular insight into children and young people due to my experience. An ability to listen and empathise with people. The ability to

Labour candidate Kim Forward

work as part of a team. I’m used to working with other organisations and groups of people. Willingness, and an ability to learn. It’s a positive choice to do this, and therefore I’m committed.

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County cricket returns to Horntye Sussex County Cricket returns to Hastings on Spring Bank Holiday M o n d a y 26th May for the first time after many years absence. The forthcoming match on Spring Bank Holiday will be against Essex County Cricket Club for the Friends Provident Trophy. Kevin Miller, general manager at Horntye Park, where the match will take place, said, “We’re delighted to have county cricket back in Hastings after so many years. We’re happy for the people of Hastings and we’re happy for us. If the weather’s fine it should be an excellent day’s sport.” He continued, “We have spoken to them over the years and said, ‘Come back!’ They currently have problems with developers at their ground in Hove, and the question was how long could they continue playing cricket when the developers were there. So they came down to Horntye and had a look and decided to go ahead and come here.” He added, “I don’t suppose we’ll get a lot of matches out of it, but if they made it an annual fixture we’d be delighted!” The County team left Hastings as their home ground in 1989, when the cricket field at Priory Meadow in the town centre was built over with shops. Since 1989 they have come back on two occasions, once in 2000 when they played Zimbabwe and once in 2004 playing a Benson and Hedges match against Kent. Both matches were played at Horntye. It is planned to be a real family occasion. As well as being able to watch the County Champions, there will be fun activities for children. Children under sixteen will be able to get in for £1 each (“kids for a quid”) and have professional coaching from the ECB Cricket Factory Road Show on the all-weather pitch. There will also be various multi-sport activities, a bouncy castle, competitions, and a chance to meet Do you play ... the SCCC mascot Sid the Shark. “There will be something for all ages,” said Do you play bowls or are you Kevin, “so Mum and Dad interested in playing? St can park little Jimmy while Leonards Bowls Club, at West they go and watch the Marina Gardens, (opposite the match.” Bo Peep pub), are looking for

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Please write to Bohemia Village Voice (address on p3).

Post Office Dear Sir, I’ve heard that nationally the Post Office has been losing half a million pounds a day by supporting ‘inefficient’ post offices. How much a day is ‘lost’ by supporting police stations and hospitals and schools? I’d like to suggest that the government considers post offices in the same light - as an essential public service. Anyway, half a million pounds a day sounds a lot, but it only works out at less than a penny a day for each of us. Surely a small price to pay for keeping these cherished and useful establishements going? Ms E.Harding, St Peter’s Road.

Lidl Dear Sir, I was glancing at an old copy of the your magazine, [edition 18, Wed 21 June 2006] in which you say the correct, i.e. German, pronunciation of Lidl is ‘Leedle’ – rhyming with ‘needle’. I believe that, without a question of a doubt, the most commonly used pronunciation in the UK is ‘Liddle’, rhyming with ‘fiddle’. Why would we want to sound like Germans anyway? Surely if we want to use ‘Liddle’ then it should be ‘Liddle’? J.B., Southgate Road. Do we want to ‘sound like Germans’? [Ed.]

Puzzle Corner Puzzle 59 Which prominent building in Bohemia has this fine foundation stone, laid in 1881? £10 token (kindly donated by Empress Art of Tower Road) for the winning entry. Closing date: 7th May. Our address: page 3.

Puzzle 58 answer The 1889 plaster relief of the potted oak tree is to be found above the HKS showrooms in London Road. Congratulations to this month’s winner, H.G.Darwin of North Road who has been sent a £10 Empress Art gift voucher. Well done, Sir – or Madam.

Bowls?

new members to fulfil our fixtures of over 70 matches. We are a friendly club, playing local and away teams. On Monday afternoons we hold a ballot game which is open to all. Further info from secretary:

Pam Beaney 424227

Corporate hospitality is available inside and out. Horntye are looking for local sponsors for the day, so if you are interested in either of these ring Kevin Miller on 716666.

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Panagram 59 Which six, 6-letter words, all anagrams of each other, mean 1) Greek letters, 2) desalinate, 3) continued, 4) seasoned, 5) harshly criticized, 6) became musty? For answers see bottom of page 17.

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St Peter’s Church Chapel Park Road/St. Peter’s Road, Bohemia

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QUIZ NIGHT Saturday 3rd May 7.00 for 7.30pm. Teams of up to six people – Teams must pre-register Tel: Stewart Buchan 435922 Bring your own nibbles and drink

St Peter’s Book Fayre Saturday March 29th We are very grateful to Stewart and Anne Buchan, and to Paul and Lynda Rummery for organising St Peter’s Book Fayre and for all their team. The Book Fayre was a great success and raised over £450 towards the funds of the church. We had more interested people than we ever did previously, some travelling from as far away as Brighton! Stewart and Paul reasoned that it was probably due to the good advertising of the Bohemia Village Voice, the delivery of leaflets to key places around the town and Friday Ad’s ‘Whats On’. We would like to thank all those who supported the Book Fayre and look forward to seeing you all again next year. Fr. Alex. For Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals Contact Fr. Alex

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Bohemia Village Directory A free listing for all businesses and organisations in Bohemia. 1066 ENTERPRISE 205500. Horntye Park, Bohemia Rd. 1066 TYPESETTING 441390. A21 Café For lunch & breakfast. 433375. Erkan & Fatma.

A21 Café Eat-in or takeaway 7 days a week Lunch or Breakfast Specials every day Tel: 433375 96 Bohemia Road A & M Glaziers 717161. 235 London Road, Bohemia Village. AIR TAN & NAILS Manicurists. 461200. 241 London Rd. ALEXANDER SCHOOL Speech & drama. Children & adults. 424843. ALEXANDER Technique helps postural & breathing problems. 465838. lizjeffries50@hotmail.com AQUA TRIDENT Window cleaning 427988. Bohemia Rd

Aqua Trident Window Cleaning Co Commercial & Domestic work undertaken Water fed pole system for inaccessible areas Fully insured 01424 427988 ARKO PROPERTY Management of blocks of flats. 439786. 123 Bohemia Road. ARTEMIS Nursery. Chapel Park Rd. 0-5 yrs. Emma: 461188. AUTOPOINT Hastings Services for all makes. 718700. 221 London Rd. AUTOTEC Servicing, MOT, repairs. 07802 648374. 30b St Peter’s Rd. BADMINTON CLUBS at Horntye Park:. Tues 440820. Wed 722640. Thur 432916. At S’fields: 781777. BARCO Brickwork 0800 169 6995. 26 Salisbury Rd. BARTLETT ARTS Paintings & prints. 721566. 45/7 Bohemia Rd. BASE PIZZA 201120. 99 Boh. Rd. BATTLE Electronic Services Commercial microwave engineers. 447799. 52 Bohemia Rd. BEDTIME Frames & mattresses. Impartial advice. Free delivery. 440034 & 715650. 134 London Rd. BEST KEBAB YE Turkish & British takeaway. Free deliveries over £7. Yasmin. 719889. 69 Bohemia Rd. BET BET BET 24/7 Indie bookmaker. 444044. 43 Bohemia Rd. BIZFIZZ Business counselling Clive Gross, 205509 & 07771 645263. BLOOM’S Pharmacy 421072 & 200255. 55–57 Bohemia Rd.

BODY, Richard Solicitors who take on legal aid criminal defence cases. 201301. 66 Bohemia Rd. BOHEMIA Area Asn 445086. j-holland-2001@yahoo.com 21 Boh. Rd BOHEMIA Conservative Club Vic Chalcraft 439827. K Page 436416. R Harris 854779. Upper South Rd. BOHEMIA COUNSELLING Humanistic, person-centred counselling 722923. 133A Boh. Rd. BOHEMIA LIGHTING Lamps & bulbs, 427550. 71 Bohemia Rd. BOHEMIA MOTORS Car repairs & servicing of all makes & models. Mon–Fri: 8.30am–5.30pm. 421205. Upper South Rd. BOHEMIA VILLAGE FAYRE This year will be held on Sunday 17th August at Summerfields Green by Sports Centre. All enquiries: email to: katdogleeryan@yahoo.com BOND, Vivienne Lib Dem councillor. Deputy Mayor. 720096 & 781035. 13 Aldborough Rd. cllr.vivienne.bond@hastings.gov.uk BOOKMAN’S HALT Clive Linklater. 421413. 127 Bohemia Rd. BRECKLAND MOBILITY Mechanical aids for the elderly & disabled. 438300 & 0800 783 8205. Mob: 07780 995413. 35 Tower Rd. BRITISH RED CROSS Medical loan office. 425342. 38 Newgate Rd. BUCHAN, Stewart Illustrator. 435922. 77 Amherst Rd. CAFÉ 67 423291. 67, Bohemia Rd, CAKE BOX 420872. 49 Boh.Rd CAPITAL LEGAL SERVICES 444461. 9-15, Sedlescombe Rd N . CARTWRIGHT, Andrew Labour cllr Freepost SEA 9848. St Leonards, TN37 6BR. 203231 or 717140. cllr.andrew.cartwright@hastings.gov.uk

CASSIDY’S Car Mechanics 201128 & 07706 916969. 1, Salisbury Yard CHEAP & CHEERFUL Discount. 65 Bohemia Rd. 07739 706 570 . CHRISTCHURCH Primary School 422953. 34 Woodland Vale Rd. COMMUNITY INFO Centre Report dog fouling, noise nuisance, dumped cars, litter & rubbish dumping. 438291. 16 Silchester Rd, St L. CO-OP SUPERMARKET (previously Alldays). 423875. 45 Bohemia Rd. CO-OP FUNERALCARE 444325. 233 London Rd. CROWN TAXIS Local family firm. 855855 & 07900 333829 CRYSTAL HEALING, Flat 2, 42 Church Road, 07940 181 215. CURRY HUT Takeaway curry food. 200451. The Curry Hut, 51 Boh. Rd. DENTAL SURGERY 433666. 56 Chapel Park Rd. DESTINATION MX New & used moto-cross bikes. 439767. 18B Tower Rd. www.destmx@aol.com

DOGGIE REHAB Janis Paton, animal behaviourist. 07878 739467 DOMINIC’S BARBER SHOPPE Gents. 712252. 119 Boh. Rd. DRIPPING SPRING CAMRA pub. Robin & Joan. 436222. Tower Rd. EDDIE Music & Lights disco. Old & new catered for. 07761 544 250. EFTON (UK) 91 Bohemia Rd. 429491 & 05602 962526. EMPRESS ART Undertakes all types of picture framing, including mounting, dry-mounting & conservation framing. Prints & greetings cards, vintage Hastings photos & original watercolours by local artists. Colin Green. 442000. 3/4 Tower Rd. ESCC Children’s Services. 720702. Tower Bldg, Lower S Rd, EVERSFIELD Food & Gifts 437961. 257 London Rd. EXPRESS CLEAN Complete interior & exterior cleaning service. 01424 436283 & 07971 673623 FAIRYTALE PHOTOS 420588. 68/70, Sedlescombe Rd South. FIRE BRIGADES UNION Admin. 447700. Fire Station, Bohemia Rd. FIRE STATION Open 24/7, 01323 462166. Bohemia Rd. FLICKERS Ladies’ & gents’ hairdressing. 439621. 16 Tower Rd. FLOWER SHOP 46 Bohemia Rd. Sharon. 423377. 429464. FOSTER, Michael Hastings & Rye. MP. 460070. 84 Boh. Rd. mp@1066.net www.michaelfoster.labour.co.uk FRYDAYS Traditional fish & chips. 461391. 53 Bohemia Rd. GABLES DAY NURSERY 67 Sedlescombe Rd S. 426426. GARAGE on the Green 718080. Repairs & servicing:425599. GENSING RESIDENTS ASS, 9 North Street, St Leonards. 715764. GEORGE STONE Building contractor. 436166. 10 Tower Rd West. GOOCH UPHOLSTERY Recovering antique & modern furniture. Workshop: 200301. 717129. GORDON BUSBRIDGE Largest selection in East Sussex on 4 floors including lounge, dining, beds & bedroom furniture, curtains, carpets, fitted kitchens, bedrooms & home office. 289 London Road. 420368. HASSAN PET SUPPLIES 421358. 105 Bohemia Road. HASTINGS BADGER Protection Society Park in Church Rd. 439168. HASTINGS COUNTY COURT 710280. Law Courts, Bohemia Rd. HASTINGS LOCKSMITHS Key-cutting, safes, 432882. 59 Bohemia Rd. HASTINGS MUSEUM 0845 274 1052. Bohemia Road. HASTINGS POLICE STATION Open 7 days a week 8am–midnight. Dial 999 in an emergency. Nonurgent: 0845 60 70 999. To give information anonymously: 0800 555 111. Constable for Gensing ward: Nick Marriott, 0845 60 70 999 (ext 16226). Bohemia Rd. See also ‘Street Bobby’

May 2008 HBC ESTATES 451641. HBC Estates Div, Horntye Park, Boh. Rd. HERCULES Newsagent, groceries & lottery. Springfield Rd 712272.

Hercules (Premier) Newsagents Groceries – Lottery Off-licence

Tel: 712272 45 Springfield Road HIGH SPIRITS Newsagents, newspaper delivery service, confectioners, tobacconists & off-licence. Paypoint. 460996. 255 London Rd. HKS Kitchens 443464. 138 London Rd. hastings@hks-uk.com HOLDEN ROOFING Contractors. All work guaranteed. 01424 715223 & 07967 360398. HORNTYE PARK SPORTS Centre Banqueting, conferences, meeting rooms, wedding receptions, parties. 7 days a week, from 8.30am to 11.00pm. 716666. Bohemia Rd. kevinmiller@horntyepark.org www.horntyepark.org HOUSEKEEPER Nicola. £8/hr. 443748. 07940 374 756. HYPNOPSYCHOTHERAPY James Caspian. Positive change & achieving goals. 714647 & 07939 542632. IMPERIAL Motor Co 442200. www.imperialmotorcompany.com

Imperial Motor Company www.imperialmotorcompany.com INDEPENDENT CHURCH Edward Preston, 63, Bohemia Rd. 435849. KARINA’S Wool Shop 712226. 131, Bohemia Road.

Karina’s Wool Shop Stockist of Sirdar & Stylecraft wools, as well as cottons, needles and knitted baby clothes. Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 9am to 5pm, Wed, Sat: 9am to 1pm. Tel: 712226. 131 Bohemia Road KC COMPUTERS Computers & accessories, sales & service. Kim Callow. 203799, 714713 & 08717 500202. 261 London Rd. sales@kccomputers.co.uk www.kccomputers.co.uk KÖTTING, Leesa Installation artist. 447303. www.leesakotting.co.uk LABOUR Party (Hastings & Rye) 424125. 84 Bohemia Rd. LEEVES, Simon Plumbing & heating engineer. Corgi registered. 444362. & 07940 791116. 11 Aldborough Rd. LIDL Supermarket 0870 444 1234.


May 2008 LITTLE FROG Interiors. Murals & wall hangings. 0845 428 0259 & 07855 869 471. 422133 www.littlefroginteriors.co.uk LITTLE MILL BAKERY Telephone: 421474. 265 London Road. M. HALL Motor Servs . Shornden Works, Clarence Rd. 07773 216363 MAGISTRATES’ Court 437644. The Law Courts, Bohemia Road. MASQUERADE Fancy dress for all ages, face paints, wigs, accessories. 720733. 77 Bohemia Rd. www.masqueradefancydress.com MICK’S Keycutting Dry cleaning, handbags, shoe repairs, etc. 201775. 253 London Road.

Mick’s

for Key cutting Shoe repairs – Bags Watch batteries Watch straps MUNDAY’S NEWSAGENTS confectionery, tobacco, greetings cards, newspaper deliv. 437233. 54 Boh. Rd. Credit Union: Mons, 9–10am. MUSIC GYM For people with profound disabilities, 444322. enquiries@decoda.org NATWEST Bank Silverhill branch. 0845 610 1234. 142 London Rd. NICE CHINESE FOOD Take-away service. 30 Tower Rd. 01424 435279. Telephone orders very welcome. Open for seven days per week. NEWMAN’S CLEANERS Clothes cleaning. 465006. 62 Bohemia Rd. NORTH STAR INN Real ales. 436576. Clarence Rd, TN37 6SD. OPERA SOUTH EAST Local proam co performing 2 operas a year. 443316. 111 Bohemia Road. OUTDOORSMAN Outdoor kit, nature watching, work, trekking, military, security, shooting, hunting, survival, camping. 429343. 122 Boh Rd. www.outdoorsman.co.uk PARK LANE Group Residential letting: 0870 752 2540. New homes: 08707 522542. 141–5 Bohemia Rd. PARK RD METHODIST CHURCH. Servs: Sun 10.15am & 6.30pm. Rev. Marion Proud, 422350. 443030. Upper Park Rd. Under 5s: 443030. PARSONS, Bob Brickwork, roofing, plastering, painting, decorating. 14, Bohem. Rd. 07979 502842, 200135. PAVILLION DECORATING Services. 136 Boh. Rd. 0808 1559546, Tel/Fax: 432255, 07764 850755. PIZZA HUT 728866. Fax: 422806. www.pizzahut.co.uk 172A Boh. Rd. PORTOBELLO Furniture Anthony. 200650. 269 London Rd. PRESTON, Edward local historian, minister of religion & lecturer. 435849. 63 Bohemia Rd. RE-DEC decorating services. 47 Cornfield Terrace. 425725 mobile: 07748 373 061.

Bohemia Village Voice No. 59 REGISTER OFFICE Births, deaths, marriages. 721722. Horntye Park. hastings.registrar@eastsussex.gov.uk RESTO CLASSICS Original Ersatzteile. Clarence Rd. RODMELL, (Nicola) School of dance & performing arts. 445278. St Paul’s School, Amherst Road. ROSEANNA & BRYAN’S Gifts & bespoke greetings cards. 429796. 07762 060921. www.roseannaandbrianscards.co.uk. SCOTT JAMES Windows. 431422 & 435229. 64 Bohemia Rd. jim@scottjameswindows.co.uk SECURITY FIRST Intruder & fire alarms, servicing, CCTV, locks, safes, key-cutting. 427550. 07973 322697. 71 Bohemia Rd. SEDLESCOMBE HOUSE Surgery. Drs Kaliniecki & Sparkes. 720574. SELLENS FRENCH Accountants. Keith Sellens, John French. 446488. 93 Bohemia Rd. S.H.TACKLE Angling supplies. Live bait. 431583. 58 Bohemia Rd. SHELL SERVICE STATION 728950 or 0800 731 8888. Bohemia Rd. SIAM PROPERTY 76, Bohemia Rd. SILVER RIVER Chinese takeaway food. 433439. 56 Bohemia Rd. SILVER SPRINGS Medical practice, Beaufort Rd, Silverhill. Drs Cameron, Young, Schneider, Rae & Fmialowski. 422300; 428766. SILVERHILL Post Office Sedlescombe Rd North, Silverhill. 435902. SLIMMING WORLD Various meetings in Hastings & St L. Mon-Thurs. Denise: 431107. Sue 756823. www.slimmingworld.com SMART, Richard Accountant, 120 Bohemia Rd. 422297. SOUTH-EAST ENTERTAINMENT djsw@hotmail.co.uk 2B Tower Rd West. www.seents.co.uk SOUTHWATER CENTRE Stainsby Street, (Warrior Sq Stn). Tel:461414

Southwater Centre Fresh fruit & veg stall Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon Southwater Community Centre Located opp Warrior Sq station Support your local farmers

01424 461414 ST JOHN AMBULANCE 421105. ST MARY Primary School Jane Smith, head. 427801. Magdalen Rd. ST MATTHEW’S CHURCH St Matthew’s Rd, Silverhill. Sunday services at 10.30am & 6.30pm. Rev’d Mike Coe. 430262. m i k e @ s t m a t t s . c o . u k www.stmatts.co.uk ST MATTHEW’S RESIDENTS’ Assn. Supports St Matthew’s Gdns. 434653. ST PAUL’S Primary School Pat Lock. 424530. Horntye Rd, office@st-paulscofe-pri.esussex.sch.uk

ST PETER’S CHURCH Rev’d Alex Brown. 445606 & 446606. Mob: 07759 311375. St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Road. St Peter’s Vicarage, 10 Blomfield Rd. apeteraidan@lineone.net ST THOMAS’ Church Rev Ian Byrnes, 31c Magdalen Rd. 420815 STEVENS Richard Lib Dem leader on HBC. 781026. The Town Hall, Queen’s Rd, Hastings. STREATFEILD HOUSE Residential home in Cornfield Terrace. 439103. gillclusker@hotmail.com STREET BOBBY To contact our local street bobby Andy Hubbard direct, call 0845 60 70 999 & dial extension 21185. This takes you through to street bobby PCSO Andy Hubbard. SUCHART THITTICHAI Web design & development. iNetVendor software, for trading securely online. 715235. 3 Upper Park Rd. s u c h a r t @ i n e t v e n d o r. c o m . www.inetvendor.com SUMMERFIELDS GUEST HOUSE Luxury en-suite rooms, family suite, disabled suite, open all year. 718142. Bohemia Rd. liz.summerfields@btinternet.com www.summerfieldshouse.co.uk SUMMERFIELDS SPORTS CENTRE 781777. Bohemia Road. SUSSEX AMBULANCE SERVICE. Ambulance Station, Bohemia Rd. T & D AUTO REPAIRS 07885 719769. Clarence Road. TALAY THAI restaurant. 721852. 249 London Road. Mrs Barnes. THAYRE, Chris. Swimming pools. 439831. Shornden Passage. TIFFINTIME CAFE. 10 Sedlescombe Rd North. 432629. 07504 155365. TILE DESIGN Ceramic wall & floor tiles, suspended-ceiling specialists. Tiling fixing. Mon–Fri: 9am to 5pm, Sat: 9am to 3.30pm. 446613. Mob: 07973 176554. 2 Upper Pk Rd. tiledesign.contracts@virgin.net www.tiledesigncontracts.co.uk TOP GUN Specialist sportswear. 2 Shornden Passage. 719734, 719707. www.topgunclothing.co.uk TOWER HOTEL. Tower Rd. 721773. TOWER HOUSE 1066 26-28 Tower Rd West. 427217 www.towerhousehotel.com TOWER LAUNDERETTE 447889. 140 London Rd. TRAVELODGE Hotel Open 24/7, 365 d/y. 0870 085 0950. 0870 191 1810. www.travelodge.co.uk Boh Rd TRAVIS PERKINS. 424300. Springfield Valley Rd. www.travisperkins.co.uk TW CAR SALES 719888. 17 Tower Rd. www.twcarsales.com TYRELL, Allena. Artist. 718727. Bohemia Studios, 9 Horntye Rd. ULTRA SAFE Fire extinguishers. 719563. 263 London Rd.

Page 17 VISUAL MAGIC 81 Bohemia Rd. 2pm-10pm. 445578. www.visual-magic.biz WASHTEC Recon domestic appliances. 74 Bohemia Road. 444784. WBM INSURANCE Business insurance, home, private, car & travel insurance. MonFri: 9am–5pm, Sat: 9am–12 noon. George Ware, Steve Mann. 434675. Fax: 716420. 78 Bohemia Rd. waremann@aol.com www.wbminsurance.co.uk WEBB, Trevor. County Cllr for Cent St L & Gensing. 07876 036931. cllr.trevor.webb@hastings.gov.uk WELCH, Matthew. Artist. 443804. WELFORD, Peter. Electrical engineer & contractor. 6, St Paul’s Rd. 713611. peterwelford@tiscali.co.uk WHEATSHEAF Public house. 172 Bohemia Rd. Emma Kinsella, mngr. WINDOW CLEANER 752853.

Window & Conservatory Cleaning 01424 436282 07971 673623 WOODS’ NEWSAGENTS Newspaper deliveries, tobacco, confectionery, greengrocery. Open 7 days a week. 5am–6pm. Dorothy & Keith Wood. 443340. 86-88 Boh. Rd.

Woods

Newsagents Tel: 443340. 86–88 Bohemia Road YMCA Sports centre & youth club. Roller skating, badminton, afterschool & activity clubs, chess, senior-citizens’ sports, judo, roller disco. 429677. St Paul’s Rd. hastingsymca@hastingsymca.plus.com YOGA Nicky Smith. 07930 442629

Yoga

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Day & eve classes for all levels

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Panagram 59 answers 1. DELTAS 2. DESALT 3. LASTED

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Brickwork Plastering Repointing Painting & Decorating Chimney repairs Extensions Driveways Refurbishments Patios & Decking Kitchens & Bathrooms “All general building work undertaken and carried out to the highest standards.”

BOB PARSONS BUILDERS 14, BOHEMIA ROAD, ST LEONARDS-ON-SEA EAST SUSSEX, TN37 6RB HOME: 01424 200135. MOBILE: 07979 502842

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01424 715223 07967 360398

Monday (open Bank Holidays 7pm) Concordia Hall, Church Road. 7pm Tel: Teresa 465170 St Peter & St Paul Church Hall, Parkstone Road. 5.30 and 7pm. Tel: Sue 756823

Tuesday Holy Redeemer Church Hall, Upper Church Road, Hollington. 10am & 12noon. Tel: Denise 431107 From 25 March – new group: Castledown Community Primary School, Priory Road. 7pm. Tel: Sally 427957.

Tel: (01424) 434675 Fax: (01424) 716420 E-mail: waremann@aol.com

Wednesday Park Road Methodist Church Hall, Upper Park Road, Bohemia Village. 5.30pm & 7pm. Tel: Denise 431107

Thursday St Luke’s Church Hall, Alma Terrace, Silverhill, 4.15pm & 6.15pm. Tel: Denise 431107 St Helens Church Hall, Clifton Road, The Ridge, Ore. 7pm. Tel: Sue 756823


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Car Repairs & Servicing 01424 421205 07982 887436 Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9.30-5.30. Closed Weds


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Crest House Charming Residential Care Home Crest House Care Home has been privately owned and managed by mother and daughter team Jo and Lisa since 1987. Our philosophy at Crest House is to create an environment in which residents feel at home. We offer care, comfort, respect and dignity within an environment that is safe and believes in family values and individual choice. l Single & double rooms – all rooms with en-suite facilities l Passenger lift to all floors l External wheelchair access l Two Victorian conservatories l Short-term (respite) care l Visiting chiropodist, optician & hairdresser l Arranged activities and entertainment

Contact Jo Crawford or Lisa Willard on: 01424 436229 St Matthew’s Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0TN

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Your local neighbourhood care home Telephone in all rooms Short-term care available Dedicated and trained staff Under same management since 1987 Home cooked excellent meals Special diets accommodated Preferred provider to East Sussex Social Services


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