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THE DEANS December 2016

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Welcome to the December Edition As our cover photo shows there have been dramatic changes taking place at the Lido site, for the latest news visit the lido website: http://saltdeanlido.co.uk.

Page 7 Art in the Deans Page 11 Dolphin Computer Tips Page 25 Osteopathy Tips Page 37 Local History Page 41 Brighton Lifeboat History Page 43 Neighbourhood Watch Page 44 / 45 What’s On & Events

Christine Harfleet who has provided the copy for our Artist of the month and Art in the Deans page since its start is going to be on hiatus for the next couple of years, so this is an excellent opportunity to thank her for everything she has done, and let everyone know that the Art in the Deans page may be limited or absent for a while to come.

Page 53 The Deans Legal Services

We have had a fantastic response to our request for local articles so this is just a reminder that we are happy to publish your editorial for any local group or individual who has an interesting hobby they want to share with our readers. Many of our past contributors have found its a good way to attract new members to a club or activity and its free of charge so what have you got to lose?

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Don’t forget that the magazine is available on our website: www.deansmagazine.co.uk

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Best wishes of the season to everyone, and please remember that our copy deadline for the January edition is Monday 12�� of December.

Cover picture: Colette Langton Printing: Newnorth Distribution: M A Distribution

Page 55 Christmas Fun Page Page 57 Roedean Cafe Page 59 Mindfulness Page 63 Cinema Saltdean Film Review Page 67 Meadow Vale Ovingdean Page 69 Beacon Hill Nature Reserve Page 69 Weight Watchers

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Keith - Editor

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Christmas Gift Art Fair

News from Christine Harfleet

The Grange Gallery, The Green, Rottingdean, BN2 7HA, tel 01273 301004

Christine Harfleet will be out of action for a year or two so the Saltdean gallery Liquid Landscapes is closing for 2 years.

December 1st - 23rd open 7 days a week Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10.00 - 4.00 Sun 2.00 - 4.00 Jewellery, Chocolate, Homeware, Christmas decorations & Cards, Small paintings and prints, Wood engravings, Glass, Ceramics.

I am having a closing down sale of glass sculpture, jewellery, paintings and drawings throughout December. if you want to have a look for some real bargains call me 07968 137963 to arrange a suitable time.

Examples of some of the gifts and art available at the Grange Gallery Gift Art Fair

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Unusual Gifts Of course, there will be those amongst you who have Christmas (literally) all wrapped up. But if you still have one or two people left to sort out with gifts then we’ve compiled a list of 3 more unusual possibilities. proof, with all its key components happily tucked You know that the moment Christmas is finished away inside the lock, you don’t even need to take those sofa adverts will be replaced by holiday deals. your phone from your pocket as the lock will find So how about a Smart suitcase? This nifty case has and connect with your device once you are within a a built-in GPS that lets you track it anywhere in the few feet and unlock the padlock for you. world. It also contains a built-in power bank that'll charge your phone up to six times, a built-in scale Bored with chasing Pokemon? How about loving to make sure you don't pack too much, plus a and cuddling a Hatchimal egg until it, well, hatches? digital lock that keeps your belongings safe. This interactive bird pecks its own way out of the Fed up with lost keys or forgotten combinations? egg it arrives in, then changes its behaviour from a Then swap that rusty old lock for a Bluetooth baby to a toddler to a fully-grown Hatchimal that padlock. Once you have downloaded the App, the can walk, talk and play games. Up until now not padlock can be controlled via your smartphone, readily spotted in The Deans area, you could hatch including creating a schedule for use, granting and out a Penguala, a Draggle or even an Owlicorn. revoking access to your friends and family and the Whatever you are doing this Christmas we wish all ability to see a history of when, where and by of you a very happy, and peaceful, holiday. whom the padlock was used. Completely weather

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Yoga is for everyone! 12 Myths dispelled New classes at Saltdean Lido Wednesdays 12.30 - 1.30pm All Levels Myth: Yoga is for people who are… 1. Flexible: Even if you are stiff as a board to start with, your flexibility will increase healthily over time with regular yoga practice. Yoga builds flexibility, strength and balance; generally men have more strength and women more flexibility to start with. The benefits of yoga are individual and not limited to people who can bend themselves in knots! I often see more dramatic improvement in posture, life energy, confidence and general well being in those who start off stiff and persist over time. 2. Fit and thin: Some yoga classes are more active than others and may improve your fitness; and combined with healthier eating may help shed some unwanted fat, even that dangerous ‘visceral’ fat around the organs. 3. Girls: Yoga was started by men and practiced by them exclusively. Yoga in the west was more female dominated and is now much more popular with men in recent years. 4. Young: Yoga will help keep you looking and feeling younger. Find a class that suits your abilities and tempo and start to build flexibility, strength and balance to keep you younger! 5. Vegetarians who don’t drink coffee or alcohol: Yoga is not a cult and does not require you to give up things that belong to your lifestyle and culture. You may find that you naturally make healthier choices as your body changes, though there is no need to become stiff in your life choices or follow a lifestyle unnatural to you. 6. Free from injuries or pain: Yoga can be therapeutic and healing for injuries and pain. Be sure your teacher is aware of conditions affecting you so they can modify postures to suit you and help your recovery and pain relief.

unique as a therapeutic system that helps improve health, heal injuries and balance mental stress; improves flexibility and builds strength, protects your spine and joints, releases tension and relaxes your nervous system, boosts immune and digestive systems, helps you sleep better. Yoga is an excellent cross training to compliment other sports. 12. Time consuming and needs to be done for an hour every day: Any yoga is better than no yoga, even 5-10 minutes as a daily (almost!) routine will benefit your health, body and mind. We are happy to advise you on your health matters and offer a free 15 minute joint and spinal check, without obligation. Lin Bridgeford DO KFRP MICAK MICRA FSCCO MSc Registered Osteopath & Kinesiologist & Senior Yoga Teacher Aether Bios Clinic Saltdean: 01273 309557 Horam Natural Therapy Centre: 01435 812997 Mobile: 07710 227038 www.osteo-info.co.uk www.biosyoga.co.uk

Yoga in Saltdean Introduction ALL LEVELS Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm Saltdean Lido Community Hall Saltdean Park Road, BN2 8SP (at the side by the car park, Blue Door)

Myth: Yoga is… 7. Serious: I believe there should be an element of fun and light heartedness in yoga. 8. Slow and boring: There are different styles of yoga, some gentle and slow, others dynamic and faster, though these can be made more accessible by starting with a gentle, slower approach and building up. 9. A religion: Yoga teaches us to accept ourselves where we are, work within our limits and be in the present moment; being kinder to ourselves can help us be kinder to others. These are life skills, not religion! 10. Not a workout: Dynamic classes like Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga can get your heart rate up and build fitness and strength; this may not be obvious in a beginner’s class that starts gently and slowly, leading you into better fitness. 11. Not for people who go to the gym already: There are many forms of exercise that help physical fitness; Yoga is

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Angela Thirkell Mike Laslett

Local History - Part 55

In her book Three Houses the author Angela Thirkell wrote about her childhood experiences at two family homes she frequented in London and at a third, North End House, Rottingdean… The latter was the seaside retreat of her grandparents, the artist Sir Edward Burne Jones and his wife Georgiana. Walking across The Green she found her cousins; the Kiplings at The Elms and the Ridsdales at The Dene. Thus there was plenty of fun for a young girl and her friends, both indoors and outdoors.

By far the greatest fun was the swimming expedition to The Gap at the foot of the High Street. With nannies in charge the children visited Nelson Stenning the village baker and purchased thirteen buns for twelve pence (a shilling.) Truly the baker’s dozen. Nelson Stenning, the village baker

She would arrive with nanny, siblings and luggage on the horse bus from Brighton Station. This was the bus from the White Horse owned by Stephen Welfare. It was pulled by two strong white horses unlike the rival Royal Oak bus which had four sad creatures. As the bus descended the hill into Rottingdean, Charlie Tuppen sounded the coach horn.

At the Gap they found four bathing machines which were rolled down to the sea where the occupants could emerge into the sea and bathe. The return journey was even more exciting as a donkey turned a capstan wheel which wound in the ropes to haul the machines jerkily back up the beach. This was often supervised by Trunky Thomas, one of the last smugglers, regularly assisted by ‘Stumpy Mockford’ who, despite having one leg, rescued a woman from drowning when her husband could not.

The book describes much indoor mischief and games but it was outdoors that the greatest amusement was to be found. Sometimes they would visit the neighbouring property Hillside and climb up to the Gazebo for the view. On other occasions they would meet shepherds, like William Dudeney, who always told them it was his birthday in the hope that silver might change hands. It was such a standing joke that though born in May his grave in Rottingdean churchyard is engraved “31 March 1872 buried on his birthday”

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Brighton lifeboats A short monthly series on their history Part nine - The station re-opens With the huge increase, started during the fifties, of dinghy form. Things improved rapidly with the donation of an old sailing, swimming,etc. and using the sea for recreation all of caravan by Elizabeth Groombridge, wife of the Station Admin which was mainly inshore it became obvious that a different Officer which was big enough to store gear and change in type of lifeboat was needed to meet the requirements of these comfort. users. As the Marina facilities were installed the boat was moved on It needed to be quick to launch, very manoeuvrable, fast and to a pontoon just below the present Harbour Office and light. Many new materials were also becoming available and a another, larger caravan followed placed alongside the ramp series of small inflatable craft with outboard engines came on to the Western Concourse. The boat was permanently afloat to the market. One of the first groups to use these inflatables ready to leave instantly at the throw of a switch but initial as lifeboats were the "Societe des Hospitaliers Sauveteurs radio communications on a call-out were often somewhat Breton" based in Brittany. breathless as the crew had to run the length of the Concourse In the 60's the RNLI evaluated many of these and settled on one in full kit. which has been the basis of inshore designs to this day. Known The boat became notorious when, a couple of weeks before as the "D" class it is used at about 70 stations around the UK. it's official naming ceremony, it was stolen and only often complementing an Offshore Lifeboat, as at Shoreham. recovered several days later. This was believed to be only the One of these early boats was sent in 1965 to be trialled at second time an RNLI vessel had been stolen, the first Brighton and remained for several years doing many services, alledgedly by a PoW trying to escape back to Europe. mostly during the summer months, and doing a similar job to Atlantic class lifeboats are not intended to lie afloat and a the present Council Seafront rescue boat which eventually new floating pontoon, the first of it's kind, was built replaced it in 1974. specifically for the Brighton boat. It's advantage was an With this fleet of inshore boats set up and a rapidly growing angled ramp the top half of which pivoted to the horizontal offshore fleet another design progression took place to link the when the boat was hauled up, lifting it clear of the water. two more effectively. Rear Admiral Desmond Hoare, a naval Since the vessel sat almost on it's point of balance launching architect and headmaster of Atlantic College in south Wales was simply achieved by very slightly lifting of the bow and the produced a design which combined the strength and boat slid straight back into the water. Checking the restraining seakeeping qualities of a rigid hull but retained the lightness strop first was advised ! with inflatable sponsons which also had the advantage of Only the boathouse pontoon was initially delivered as the rest protecting both the lifeboat and a casualty vessel from damage of the boathouse structure was still at the design stage and when coming together at sea. The original design was known as four of the crew, working through a snowstorm just before the Atlantic 21 being 21feet long on the waterline. It came to Christmas built a scaffolding structure covered with tarpaulins public notice when the prototype entered the Round Britain to keep out the weather until the proper topsides arrived Power Boat Race and easily won it's class. The type became much later. known as Rigid Inflatable Boats [RIBs] Since then it has probably It wasn't pretty but was functional! been the most successful and most copied of any boat design This structure was placed in the north-west corner of the and is used globally by rescue organisations, Services, racing, harbour where the West Quay platform and structure now pleasure, tenders,etc and can be found in every corner of the stands and the crew caravan was moved close by. This site world. was excellent as it gave quick and easy access to the station In 1977 the Brighton Marina was being built, The RNLI decided for crew, ambulances, coastguards,etc. and allowed the boat to open a station once again in Brighton using the new harbour, a short passage out of the harbour. when complete, as the base. With the help of the flank stations and the use of another rigid design of inshore craft - the If your school, scouts, club, organisation,etc. would like a talk McLacklan, which crews either loved or hated, and which had or a station visit or you would like to volunteer to help the an extremely short operational life - crew training began. This RNLI, please contact Margaret Kimber was followed very quickly by an Atlantic 21 operational number on 07786 446901 B539 and named "Lions International 105". The boat had a Compiled by Alan Young 07950 224122 crew of three, a pair of 45hp engines and a top speed of 29 knots. At full bore the duration was three hours but this was easily doubled if the helmsman curbed his enthusiasm. With the completion of the Marina Harbour walls the new station became operational in July 1978 their first of six services that year being to medivac a crewman from HMS Soberton. This service was actually carried out "unofficially" in May before the boat was officially on service but little details like that aren't going to deter lifeboat crews. The phrase "new station" was a little exaggerated as all that existed was the boat and some crew kit. There were no pontoons in the Marina at the time, the boat being moored against what is now the east/west internal sea wall. The crew Brightons first A21 outside the finished "acquired" an old horsebox to store their kit but changing boathouse and showing the launching quickly into it in the rain and cold became something of an art ramp.

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Neighbourhood Watch

How not to spoil your Christmas With Christmas almost here again, we do not apologise for once again reminding you of precautions to take to make sure your Christmas is a happy one!! To borrow the words of a flight attendant "Please take a few minutes to read the following message even if you have seen it previously!" ● Be aware of very crowded places, which are ideal for pickpockets & bag thieves. Wallets and handbags are often an easy target. Gentlemen, NEVER carry your wallet in your back pocket (a very common sight) but place it in a side pocket or inside jacket pocket. Ladies are advised not to carry a bag on the shoulder but place the strap across the body and preferably have a zip up bag or the clasp towards your body. ● When taking that much needed break and having a coffee and mince pie DO NOT just place your bag at the side of you or over the back of a chair - put the strap/handle under the leg of the chair and make sure your shopping is under the table and visible to you at all times. We have heard of incidents where they have been taken unnoticed - these thieves are extremely good!! ● NEVER leave parcels/bags on show in the back of the car too tempting - LOCK them in the boot. ● Leave buying expensive or bulky items to the end of your shopping in order that you don't have to put them on the floor while searching for the correct size Christmas jumper etc.!! This is especially relevant in shoe shops where Ladies often place their bag and shopping on the floor and walk a few feet to look at the Christmas party shoes in the mirror! Again it only takes the thief a second!! I have often brought this to the notice of shoppers (much to my husband and daughter's embarrassment!

● If obtaining money from an ATM and entering the PIN number, always cover the keypad and be aware of who is around you. ● Think of taking your own large shopping bag so you can consolidate all the little bags together and then you will have fewer bags to keep your eye on! ● When Christmas is over do not advertise your new electrical gifts and purchases by placing the empty boxes outside for recycling - remember to break them up into smaller pieces or take them to the nearest recycling centre. ● Lastly, be observant, keep safe and have a great Christmas!!! The dog fouling problem. There have been an increasing number of reports of dog owners not always picking up their dogs' mess. The Council are aware of this problem and incidents of dog fouling are now being investigated by the Council's new Waste Enforcement Officers who can issue on the spot fines to offenders. To report dog fouling contact City Clean 01273 292829 or email cityclean@brightonhove.gov.uk. The information will enable the team to gather intelligence and determine areas which need to be patrolled. If it is your dog's mess please pick it up and help keep our environment clean and healthy! If you would like to have more information about Neighbourhood Watch please contact Secretary Linda Hood 01273 306441 email nhw.sro-sec@hotmail.co.uk.

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Mondays Civil Service Pensioners Alliance – Monday morning month‐ ly Evelyn George 308665. Saltdean Community Centre Weaning Clinic drop‐in at Hazel Co�age, Warren Road, Woodingdean.  The first Monday of the month only (exc. Bank holidays) (FREE) Miss Fit Club 9.30 - 10.30am Saltdean Park Yoga ‐ 10am to Noon. Renata 01273 301245 or 07775537484 Ovingdean Village Hall Fun & Fit Pilates 8.30 - 9.25am, Cardio Blast - 9.30 -10am, Pilates 10.05-11am Gentle Aerobics 11.05 - 11.50am Saltdean Scout Hut - Karen 01273 585506 NCT Deans Bumps and Babies 1.30pm - 3.30pm Lido Community Room, Saltdean. Deansbumpsandbabies@gmail.com Exercise to Music ‐  1.30pm to 2.30pm. Church of the Holy Cross, Woodingdean. £3. Ella 737054 Womens Ins�tute ‐  Second Monday of the month. 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Ovingdean Village Hall Yoga – Monday and Wednesday evening and Thursday morning Breeda Duggan 233608. Sdean Community Centre Scouts (10.5 to 14 yrs) 7.30 – 9.30pm. Old Parish Ln, Wdean Mowgli Cub Scouts (8 years to 10.5 years) 7pm – 8.30pm. Li�le Gilwell, Longridge Avenue, Saltdean Explorer Scouts (14 years – 18 years) Scout HQ, Whiteway Lane, Ro�ngdean Brownies ‐ Term �mes 5.45pm to 7.00pm. Waiting list Samantha: 07870899832. Ovingdean Village Hall Nia Dance Class: 6-7PM Rottingdean Village Hall - Helena 01273 583299 Habakkuk Harriers running Club 7.00pm Running in and around Woodingdean. FREE. Phone 01273 705685 for details. Ji�erbug Jive and Swing – 7.30 ‐ 8.30pm Ro�ngdean Village Hall. Lizzie 01273 300533 5 Rhythms Dance 7.30 to 9.30pm Rottingdean Village Hall. £10 or £8 students/over 65’s. Neda - 07779 033129 Pilates @ Saltdean Pilates 9.30 to 10.30am. lvl 2, 10.4511.45am lvl 1, 6.45 to 7.45pm lvl 3, 8.00 - 9.00pm lvl 2 private studio. saltdeanpilates@hotmail.co.uk. Small classes of 4/5 people. £48 course - 6 classes. Tracy Armfield 07877 878532 Weight Watchers – Monday evenings 7.00pm – 8.30pm Sarah Evans 605749. S’dean Community Centre St Margaret’s Women’s Group 2nd Monday of the month, 7.30pm in the cottage, The Green, Rottingdean

Tuesdays Quiz night 1�� Tues of month, St Nicholas Hall, Sdean,7pm, £3, licensed. 01273 585059 Cinema - 4�� Tuesday St Nicholas Hall, Sdean, 7pm, £5.50, licensed. www.cinemasaltdean.org. Morning meditation 7.30-8.30am Open Art Café, 6 Nevill Road Rottingdean Drop-in £3 info: Theresa Sundt 01273 303571 Saltdean & District Choir – Tuesday 9.45am Audrey Pickles 303596. Or Pamela Reynolds 583701 Saltdean Community Centre Church Service ‐ 10.00am.Holy Communion St Nicholas Church Saltdean Vale, Saltdean Healing Clinic Drop in 10.00am - 1pm Saltdean for help with physical, mental, emotional conditions and animals Emma (BRCP/NFSH) 07551 607171 www.spiritualhealingandyoga.com The Senior Tea Club 10.30am-12.30pm for tea & chat. Telscombe Civic Centre Open to Senior Deans residents, free - donations accepted Maria - 07584052837 or 01273 307435. Conversa�onal French 10.30am‐12pm, Our Lady Lourdes Church Hall, Steyning Road, Ro�ngdean. 01273 390179. All proceeds go to CAFOD Fun & Fit 8.55‐9.25am ‐ Strength Blast, 9.30 ‐ 10.30 ‐ Pilates, Ovingdean Village Hall. Karen 01273 585506 Baby and You 10.30am‐12 noon at Hazel Co�age Clinic, Warren Road, Woodingdean.  (drop‐in for expectant parents and parent/carers with babies who are not yet walking) ‐ (FREE) Healthy Child Clinic 1.30pm – 3pm at the Saltdean Children’s Centre (Outreach) in Boomerang Kids Nursery, Saltdean Barn,Arundel Drive West, Saltdean. Weighing, measuring and drop‐in session for children up to 5yrs and their carers.‐  (FREE) U3A Tai Chi 10am St Mar�ns Church Hall, Longridge Ave. Academy of Dancing 3.55 –7 pm. Charlene Benford 01323 899149 Saltdean Community Centre Over 50’s Keep Fit Classes – Tuesday 1.30 – 2.30 pm £3.00 per session. Tea and Coffee included. St Mar�ns Church Hall, Longridge Ave. Saltdean Parents/ Carers/ Babies/ Toddlers Tuesday 9‐12pm Pam Turner 01273 306553.Woodingdean Community Centre Zumba - Rottingdean Village Hall Tues 6.30 - 7.30PM, Helen Ford 07919 406917 www.helenfordzumba.com Royal Sco�sh Country Dancing Society – Tuesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm during school �me. Saltdean Junior School. Pam & Ray Archer 01273 684417 Pilates 7.45 - 8.45pm Deans Leisure Centre, Falmer Road Contact Jan Davies - 07904 187257 Pilates @ Saltdean pilates 6.00 - 6.45pm Pregnancy Pilates, 7.15-8.15pm level 1 Private studio. Contact Tracy Armfield on 07877878532 / saltdeanpilates@hotmail.co.uk Small classes of 4/5 people. £48.00/course of 6 classes

Cub Scouts (8 years to 10.5 years) 6.30pm – 8.30pm Woodingdean - Old Parish Lane. Ro�ngdean Contact: Caroline: Caroline@idltd.com Scout HQ,Whiteway Lane, Ro�ngdean Tuesday Evening Bingo Club – weekly 7.30pm start. Contact Peter Poin�ng 309519. Saltdean Comm Centre Second Tuesday of the month Woodingdean Hor�culture Society ‐ 7.30pm Woodingdean Community Centre Slimming World ‐ Tues: 9.30am, 5.30pm, 7.30pm, St Patricks, Woodingdean. Natalie 07854 845876

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Slimming World 5.30 & 7.30PM Wdngdean Yth Centre, Warren Rd. Contact Ali - 01273 300680/07821 179343 Southover Badminton Club 8 - 10pm, Deans Leisure Centre, Contact Dan (07812 658834), Lesley (01444 233965) southoverclub@hotmail.co.uk Zumba - 7.30pm. Contact Sundari 07907 185135 St Martins Church Hall Also Saturday 9.15am, £5 drop in. T.S.Valiant N.T.C. meets @ Woodingdean School 6.30-8.30pm on Weds. Age 7 upwards. Contact 01273 676784.

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Saltdean Dining Club Meet 7pm, last Wednesday of the month in Saltdean venues. To book your place, email Jack: brainz111@outlook.com

Morning meditation 7.30-8.30am Open Art Café, 6 Nevill Road Rottingdean Drop-in £3 info: Theresa Sundt 01273 303571 Downs Baptist Church, Woodingdean Three youth clubs to suit age 8-16 at Rudyard Kipling Primary School, BN2 6RH. Contact: Sean Older 01273 232414 office@downsbaptistchurch.org Gentle Yoga for over 60’s/ anyone with physical problems Simple exercises for stiffness,pain,lack of coordination, focus/concentration, Saltdean Emma(BRCP/NFSH) 07551607171 www.spiritualhealingandyoga.com Church Service ‐ 10.00am.Holy Communion St Nicholas Church Saltdean Vale, Saltdean Open House Friendship Club 1.30 to 4.00pm Woodingdean Community Centre Coffee Shop ‐ 10‐12 Woodingdean Methodist Church, The Ridgeway. 304812 Make some new friends. Healthy Child Clinic ‐ 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 11‐12 noon at Hazel Co�age, Warren Road, Woodingdean (FREE) .Weighing, measuring and drop‐in session for children up to 5yrs and their carers. Healthy Child Clinic – 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 11‐12 noon at The Deans Gateway Children’s Centre, Rudyard Kipling School (FREE) Weighing, measuring and drop‐in session for children up to 5yrs and their carers. Weight Watchers 6.00pm Peacehaven Evangelical Church, Mayfield Avenue, Peacehaven Sue Ca�, 390652 for futher informa�on. Weight Watchers 6.45pm Woodingdean Community Centre. Habakkuk Harriers running Club 7.00pm Running in and around Woodingdean. FREE Phone 01273 705685 for details. Weight Watchers‐ 6.00pm The Church of the Holy Cross, Woodingdean Ro�ngdean Wine Club ‐ Second Thursday in the month, Whiteway Centre, Ro�ngdean, 7.30 Pm Further details, Tony Woodhall 01273 309697 Gardening Club‐ First Thursday of the month. 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Ovingdean Village Hall. Beaver Scouts (6 years to 8 years) 6.00pm – 7.00pm Ro�ngdean Contact Lindsey Delow: lindsey.delow@me.com Seeonee Cub Scouts (8 years to 10.5 years) 7pm – 8.30pm Li�le Gilwell, Longridge Avenue, Saltdean Pilates @ Saltdean Pilates 7.00pm - 8.00pm level 1 Private studio. Contact Tracy Armfield on 07877878532 / saltdeanpilates@hotmail.co.uk Small classes of 4/5 people. £48.00/course of 6 classes Scouts (10.5 years to 14 years) 7.30pm – 9.00pm Ro�ngdean Contact Mar�n Carr: 07801 687172 Scout HQ, Whiteway Lane, Ro�ngdean Tai Chi & Qigong 6.45pm‐8.45pm Ro�ngdean Public Hall, Park Road, Ro�ngdean Info from Evelyn Hills 01323 501634 1st Thursday in the month Saltdean Townswomen’s Guild ‐ 1.45PM at St Martins Church Hall, Saltdean, 01273 302373 U3A mee�ng 2.1 5 p m - 2 . 3 0 p m St . Nicholas Church Hall, Saltdean Last Thursday of the month Lunch Club ‐ W’dean Methodist Church ‐ 307496/ 887618

Brighton Male Voice Choir 7.30-9.30pm. Woodingdean Methodist Church, Ridgway BN2 6PA Tom Ryan 07899 874969 www.brightonmailvoicechoir.co.uk Pilates – Weds eve‐ Danielle 584984. S’dean Comm Centre

Sea Swim Fitness 7am, S’dean beach http://seaswimfitness.blogspot.co.uk Children’s Art Club ‐ 3.30‐5.15pm Clair Ma�hews 07843275520. Saltdean Community Centre Fun & Fit Pilates - 9.15- 10.10am; Circuit Blast 10.15 - 10.45am, Pilates 10.50 - 11.45pm, Beginners Pilates 11.50 - 12.45pm Whiteway Centre Rottingdean. Karen - 01273 585506 Slimming world – morning – Mandy Crew 542827 Saltdean Community Centre. Stretch and Tone ‐  10 am to 11am. Ovingdean Village Hall. The Ro�ngdean Bridge Club 1.20pm The Whiteway Centre, Ro�ngdean - Colin Campbell 01273 300386 or Monica Watts 01273 608881. Laughter Yoga / work out & relaxation 2-3pm Rottingdean Village Hall Venetia Campbell 07838 412849

Saltdean Sewing Group - Last Wednesday of the month 7-9pm, Saltdean Community Centre (Lido), £5, homemade cake, refreshments, sewing & chat, please bring along a quarter metre of fabric for the craft project each month. Corrina 07875 292000 material_girl@me.com Saltdean Crafters Craft group meet first Wednesday of the month Saltdean Community Centre (Lido) 7.30 -9.30pm, £7 all materials provided. 07506692178 Sea Swim Fitness ‐ 7.00am.Saltdean Beach. http://seaswimfitness.blogspot.co.uk Miss Fit Club 9.30 - 10.30am Saltdean Park Yoga for Health & Wellbeing 9.30 - 10.45am, Saltdean Emma (BRCP/NFSH) 07551 607171 www.spiritualhealingandyoga.com Dizzy Tilly Kids ‐ ac�vi�es 0 – 4 yrs – music, puppets, bubbles,stories and play. 9.30am & 11am  ‐ Clare Derby 308706 . St Mar�ns Hall, Saltdean Dizzy Tilly party fun time! For children's parties age 2-6years taking bookings now! Crawlers and Toddlers Drop‐in (Free of charge) 9.15am ‐ 10.30am (confident crawlers to 2 years) at St Margaret’s Co�age Ro�ngdean (next to the church and opposite the pond) Body Boost - 9.45am aerobics, 6.15pm Dancercise, Saltdean Community Centre, Lesley Jeavons 915097 Funky Feet (modern dance) Woodingdean Methodist Church Hall. Classes for adults and children Ring Vanessa on 273227 Academy of Dancing 5.10 –7.20 pm. Charlene Benford 01323 899149 Saltdean Community Centre Fun & Fit Core & Arms Blast 1.15 -1.55PM S.dean Scout Hut Karen 01273 585506 Weight Watchers 10.am. The Lady of Lourdes Church Hall,R.dean Stretch and Tone 10 am to 11am. Ovingdean Village Hall Baby and You 11am – 12.15pm  Drop‐in (Babies from 6 weeks to Crawling) at St Margaret’s Co�age, Rotdn Tai Chi – Wednesday mornings 10 – 11.15 Andrea 01273 304472 Scout Hut, Longridge Avenue. Play Group Lady of Lourdes Church Hall Rtgdean, 1.15 3pm 0-5 Year olds £2.00 per family. French for Fidgets Parent & Toddler Class, 1.30: 2.15pm Rtgdean Village Hall Liz Watson 07976 368052 The Ro�ngdean Wednesday Bridge Club 6.15pm The Whiteway Centre, Ro�ngdean Call June Hill 01273 307623 for details. Art & Cra� Club – Wednesday a�ernoon 1 -4pm Irene Beardwell 303745, St Nicholas Church - Taverner side room. Yoga ‐  2.30pm to 3.30pm. Church of the Holy Cross, Wood‐ ingdean. £3. Ella 737054 Jane Salisbury School of Dance ‐ Ballet, Tap and Funky Freestyle, (from 3yrs upwards) 3.30pm‐5.30pm, St Nicholas Church Hall, Saltdean 01273 275002, 07855955138 janesalisbury@ntlworld.com Seeonee Cub Scouts (8 years to 10.5 years) 7pm – 8.30pm Li�le Gilwell, Longridge Avenue, Saltdean Beaver Scouts (6 years to 8 years) 6.00pm – 7.00pm Li�le Gilwell, Longridge Avenue, Saltdean

Serenity Yoga - Hatha Yoga (Beginners welcome) 7.00-8.15pm, & 8.30 - 9.45pm St Nicholas Church Hall Nikki Tuke 07813 125795 Zumba Fitness 7.00- 7.50pm Woodingdean Methodist Church Hall. Free 1�� class then £4.50 - Diane 07795 956793 zumbadianelewis@aol.co.uk Al-Anon Meeting 7.15 for 7.30pm start Telscombe Civic Ctr. Contact 0207 4030888 www.al-anon.org.uk or Sue 07590675496 American Partner Dancing 7.30 - 9pm W’dean Community Centre, beginners welcome: Chester 07519 818112 Or Lesley 07885986857 stepscwdc@gmail.com Meditation/Self Healing Group 7.00 - 8pm, Saltdean. Emma (BRCP/NFSH) 07551607171

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45 49 Tots & toys 1.15pm ‐ 2.45pm. For carers with babies, toddlers and pre‐school children. Meet at St. Nicholas Church Hall, Saltdean. (term �me only). Laura 07980 242283. Social Dance Group‐ 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Lizzie 01273 300533. Ovingdean Village Hall Scouts (10.5 years to 14 years) 7.30pm – 9.30pm Li�le Gilwell, Longridge Avenue, Saltdean Line Dancing Beginners 11.30am - 1pm Intermediate 1.30 - 3.30pm W’dean Comm Centre - Steps Dance Club Chester 07519 818112 Lesley 07885 986857 Stepscwdc@gmail.com Dizzy Tilly Kids! - activities 0-4yrs, puppets, stories, music, bubbles & play 10:30am St.Martins Hall, Saltdean - Clare 01273 308706 www.dizzy-tilly-kids.com The Senior Tea Club Meet 2-4pm for tea & chat. St Nicholas Church Hall, Saltdean Vale. Open to Senior Deans residents, free - donations accepted Maria - 07584052837 or 01273 307435.

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Fun & Fit Run, walk, stagger 8.15-9.15am Sdean Car park Karen 01273 585506

Local Groups Brighton Male Voice Choir Tom Ryan‐ Secretary 01273 688005 07899 874969 Or G.Meeton 01273 241755 Four Deans Stroke Club 01273 272815 / 01273 303236 Ro�ngdean Preserva�on Society 01273 304752 The Grange Museum and Art Gallery Ro�ngdean 01273 301004 Mon/Tues 10am ‐4pm Closed Weds Thurs/Fri/Sat 10am‐4pm Sunday 2pm ‐ 4pm Ro�ngdean Drama Society www.ro�ngdeandramasociety.co.uk Ro�ngdean Writers Tim Davies 07814 987688 rottingdeanwritersgroup@outlook.com Ro�ngdean Camera Club Brian Knight 01273 302605 www.rottcc.co.uk Ro�ngdean Cricket Club 01273 309325 Rottingdean Bowling Club Norman Watson 01273 301290 www.rottingdeanbowlingclub.co.uk The Ro�ngdean Bridge Club Contact Colin Campbell - 01273 300386 or Monica Watts - 012373 608881 Ro�ngdean Wine Club Tony Woodhall 01273 309697 The Deans Orchestra Barry Mar�n 01323 895927 St Nicholas Church Hall Hire for parties, etc. 01273 301885 Saltdean Townswomen’s Guild 01273 302373 Saltdean Lido 01273 888308 WSLAT & Rottingdean LAT mary.mears@brightonhove.gcsx.gov.uk 01273 291011 S’dean Bowling Club Sec:T Hammond 01273 887618 S’dean Residents Association www.saltdeanra.org.uk Saltdeanra@googlemail.com Sdean, Rdean & Odean NH Watch Linda Hood, Secretary 01273 306441 nhw.sro-sec@hotmail.co.uk Saltdean Writing Bureau Group 1�� & 3�� Saturday 1.30 - 3.30pm Volunteer Bureau, Longridge Ave. Roger Bluff 07932 458071 Roger.j.bluff@btinternet.com Woodingdean Swimming Pool 01273 673265 Woodingdean Rainbows and Brownies Elizabeth 01273 272670 Five Deans U3A Eileen 01273 300274 www.fivedeansu3a.org.uk

Saltdean Writing Bureau Group 1�� & 3�� Saturday 1.30 - 3.30pm Volunteer Bureau, Longridge Ave. Roger Bluff 07932 458071 Roger.j.bluff@btinternet.com Zumba Fitness 10.00- 10.50am Woodingdean Methodist Church Hall. Free 1�� class then £4.50 Diane 07795 956793 zumbadianelewis@aol.co.uk Jane Salisbury School of Dance ‐ Ballet, Tap and Funky Freestyle, (from 3yrs upwards) 9.30am‐12.30pm, St Nicholas Church Hall, Saltdean 01273 275002, 07855955138. janesalis‐ buryschoolofdance@gmail.com Sacrament of Penance ‐ 10.30am, 5.45‐ 6.15pm. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ro�ngdean Saturday night dance 7.30pm – 10.30pm – Doug Hann 01273 691767 St Nicholas Church Hall

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Church Service ‐ 10am. Woodingdean Methodist Church The Ridgeway Wdean. Church Service ‐ 8am.Holy Communion 10.30am Parish Communion St Nicholas Church Saltdean Vale, Saltdean Church Service 10.00am Sung Eucharist - St Wulfrans Church Ovingdean Sunday Mass ‐ Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ro�ngdean 6.30pm (Sat) 10.30am Sun also 9am St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Woodingdean. Info 01273 302903 Downs Baptist Church Family friendly Service & Sunday School 10.30am meet at Woodingdean Primary School. DBC Youth Church Service (age 11-21) 6pm at Rudyard Kipling Primary School. DBC Adult service 6pm Rudyard Kipling Primary School.

Church Service ‐ 10.15am. St Mar�ns URC Longridge Avenue Saltdean Biblical Dance, circle style for men, women and children ‐ Held occasional Sundays at St Mar�n’s Church Hall, Longridge Ave from 3‐4pm. Contact Judy Law 01273 307034 for next mee�ng

IMPORTANT: Please check with the event organiser before a�ending for the first �me. We try to keep these lis�ngs as up to date as possible but there may be some inaccuracies. Please let us know of any errors you discover.

Denton Island Indoor Bowls Club Denton Island, Newhaven, BN9 9BA 01273 514664 Woodingdean Bowls Club Elaine Vickers Secretary 01273 301445 David Billings Chairman 01273 692123 Neighbourhood Watch Linda Hood - 01273 306441 nhw.sro-sec@hotmail.co.uk Local Community Centres Saltdean Community Hall hire: 07810560337 or 07900907305

Local Libraries Woodingdean Library Warren Road Brighton BN2 6BA (01273) 296928

saltdeancommunityasscharity@gmail.com

Ro�ngdean Whiteway Centre Whiteway Lane Ro�ngdean, Brighton BN2 7HB 01273 307431 For Le�ng 07840 088 575 Ro�ngdean & Saltdean Lions Club info@ro�ngdeanand saltdeanlions. org.uk 08458 339617 Ro�ngdean Public Hall Park Lane Available for Hire 01273 302092 Woodingdean Community Centre Warren Road 01273 685940 Woodingdean Youth Centre Warren Road Brighton BN2 6BB 01273 600606 woodingdeanyc@btconnect.com Southover Badminton Club Dan (07812 658834) Lesley (01444 233965) southoverclub@hotmail.co.uk www.twitter.com/southoverclub Beacon Hill Nature Reserve Meet 2ⁿ� Weds & 4�� Fri of month at 10am, Longhill Rd entrance to the reserve. Contact Louise 01273 983000 fobeaconhill@gmail.com for details or to join Friends of Beacon Hill. Local Churches St Mar�ns URC Longridge Avenue, Saltdean Secretary: Rob Upward 01273 309097 St Nicholas Church Saltdean Vale, Saltdean Brighton ,BN2 8HE 01273 302192 www.saltdeansaintnicholas.org.uk Local Police Contacts Woodingdean, Saltdean, Rottingdean & Ovingdean Police Community Support Officer Kate Mitchell - 07912 892658 kate.mitchell@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Opening hours Monday 10am‐1pm 2‐5pm Tuesday Closed Wednesday Closed Thursday 10am‐1pm 2‐7pm Friday Closed Saturday 10am‐1pm 2‐4pm Ro�ngdean Library The Grange, Ro�ngdean BN2 7HA (01273) 296918 Opening hours Monday 10am‐1pm 2‐5pm Tuesday/Weds Closed Thursday 10am‐1pm 2‐7pm Friday Closed Saturday 10am‐1pm 2‐4pm Saltdean Library Saltdean Lido, Saltdean BN2 8SP (01273) 296920 Opening hours Monday Closed Tuesday 10am‐1pm 2‐7pm Wednesday/Thurs Closed Friday 10am‐1pm 2‐5pm Saturday 10am‐1pm 2‐4pm Local Community Websites www.woodingdean.info www.saltdeanresidentsassociation.com www.ro�ngdean.uk.com Local Venues Woodingdean Woodingdean Methodist Hall to rent for par�es etc. 01273 304812 Beulah Fletcher Woodingdean St Patrick’s Church rooms to rent meetings & classes - Bernadette 309118 berskin@hotmail.com Ro�ngdean Scout HQ is available for private hire. Contact Kate on 01273 306383 for further informa�on

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Can I save my home from Care Fees? Many people fear having to sell their home later in life in order to fund care. Currently if your assets are above £23,250 you will be liable to pay for the cost of your care. If you own a property, the value of this will be taken into account when calculating your assets. There are schemes available that offer protection from care fees – usually referred to as an ‘asset protection trust’ offering to put your home in Trust for someone else. The fees charged to set them up can run into thousands of pounds. If you have considered the benefits of a Trust it is also important to look at the other side. A homeowner receives any gain in value on their main home free of tax due to Private Residence Relief – if the property is placed into Trust this could be lost and any gains would then be taxable. Trusts also require accounts and tax returns, for which most would have to use a professional. You could also trigger an immediate charge to inheritance tax, money you would have to pay in your lifetime. Finally, the long-awaited increase in the amount you can pass to your children and grandchildren – an extra £175,000 per person free of inheritance tax for homeowners – could simply be lost.

If you do need to go into care and your assets are above the means-testing cap, there are still options whereby you may not have to pay. If your health needs are severe, you may qualify for funding regardless of assets and you should be assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare. There are legitimate ways to protect assets for your Children that would not fall foul of these rules. Talking to a financial advisor and suitably qualified lawyer is essential. Age UK have very detailed factsheets on the subject of paying for care – www.ageuk.org.uk Kirsty Claridge of the Deans Legal Services Ltd is a Chartered Legal Executive and a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly. She can be contacted on 01273 358825.

Local authorities are looking more closely at these Trusts. If it finds that you have set up the scheme deliberately to deprive yourself of assets to pay for care, your home will be included in the means-testing equation anyway. Even if the Trust worked, and you did manage to secure a local-authority funded place in a care home, you may end up in cheaper, or more distant, accommodation that meets their funding criteria. In what is bound to be a hugely stressful time for all concerned, choice of the right home is surely of paramount importance.

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Christmas Fun Page

Trivia: A Christmas Carol was published in 1843. It is reported that this book was written as a response to a Government report regarding Child Labourers of the time. 6,000 copies were published and after just 5 days more copies had been ordered. Dickens coined the phrase Butter-Fingers, along with phrases like Cloak and Dagger and Slow Coach and many others in every day use. BLEAK CAROL CHRISTMAS COPPERFIELD CURIOSITY DORRIT EXPECTATIONS NICKLEBY PICKWICK TWIST

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Cafe Review

Roedean Cafe Anyone with a long memory will know that we have reviewed the Roedean Cafe before, but even I had to go back and dig through the archives to find it as it was January 2010, has much changed since then? Visually the cafe still looks much the same inside and out, with its bench seating booths and interior layout somewhat reminiscent of an American Diner. There is a lovely view of Roedean school, the smart houses in Roedean Way, Brighton Marina, and of course the golf course immediately behind the cafe. The food is still as good as we remembered it, you can get an all day breakfast for just under ÂŁ5 which is good value, sandwiches start around the ÂŁ3 mark, which again is good these days. Nothing too fancy, just straight forward meals done well.

on its diner feel by offering free refills for drinks, so few places offer this in Britain but surely the marginal cost has to be worth the extra business they are going to bring in? In summary not much has changed at the Roedean Cafe, which is actually a good thing as they have been doing what they do best all this time, simply providing tasty meals and snacks to locals and visitors alike.

Any thing we would have liked to see? The breakfast came with one piece of toast, nothing wrong with that but when you have been to places where they automatically give you two slices you miss this nice little touch. It would be lovely if the cafe could build

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Mindful Moment Taking a Mindful moment this Christmas……. By now, most people have heard of 'Mindfulness' and like many concepts around emotional well being, it is often unclear what we mean when we talk about being 'Mindful' as a way to help us manage our everyday mood. A helpful way to introduce Mindfulness is to invite you to try a brief exercise. Before you start, let us first look at the signs and signals that might suggest a ‘Mindful moment’ may be helpful right now. If you are feeling: ● Distracted, perhaps you are unable to focus on the matter in hand and find yourself either ‘flitting’ from task to task or trying to undertake multiple activities at the same time without really being able to focus on any of them. ● Bored or flat in mood. You may recognise this as an ‘I don’t know what to do with myself’ moment. ● Anxious. This may present as unwelcome thoughts that give you the unpleasant feelings we mentioned in my last article; such as a tight chest, butterflies in your stomach or a headache for example. ● Forgetful. This can sometimes be a sign that you have overloaded yourself with things to do and may be feeling rushed or under pressure to get them all done. If you are experiencing any of these signs then this ‘Breathing Space’ exercise might help right now…. First, find somewhere quiet to sit or stand just for a few minutes where you won’t be disturbed. You can do this exercise with your eyes open or closed, whichever feels most comfortable for you. If they are open, try to let your eyes go out of focus and let your gaze fall on something non-distracting like the floor or an area of plain wall. Now spend a few minutes focusing on your breathing, this is all you are going to do. Notice the movement of the breath as it comes in and out of your body. Noticing how your clothes move, your stomach moves, maybe how your posture changes ever so slightly with each breath. Try to catch the point at which an in breath turns to an out breath and an out breath turns to an in breath. Thoughts are likely to pop in to your head, you may become aware of your mood and also physical sensations elsewhere in

your body. Without judging or trying to act on any of these, let them go as they appeared, and just let your attention return to your breathing again. After 3-5 minutes let yourself become more aware of the world around you and then take a moment to ask yourself: ● What am I feeling mentally right now? How would I describe this feeling or emotion? What words would I use to describe it? Why these words? ● How am I feeling physically right now? What sensations am I aware of at this moment? ● Do these emotions and sensations tell me anything? Do I need to act on any anything right now to improve my wellbeing? By undertaking this moment of self-care you are moving from doing to being and from reacting to taking a Mindful pause and then responding to your own needs being aware of how you are right now in the present. This in essence what Mindfulness is, a cutting out of the background noise and the racing thoughts to leave you more aware of the present moment. Seasons wishes, Steve Springett. www.strengthfromwithincounselling.com

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Lions December update Back in 1917, a Chicago business leader, Melvin Jones persuaded members of his local business club, the Business Circle of Chicago, to look to improve their communities and ultimately the world. They contacted similar groups around the United States and held an organisational meeting on June 7 in Chicago, Illinois, USA… The new group took the name of one of the invited clubs, the Association of Lions Clubs. A constitution with by-laws, objectives and code of ethics were agreed at a meeting held in Dallas, Texas, USA in October of that year. Within, three years the Lions became an international organisation with a steady vision and clear mission.

As this is the December edition of the Deans Magazine, Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions Club would like to wish the readers of this magazine a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Also, the Lions would like to thank all the Deans Magazine readers that have supported them during 2016.

Melvin Jones had asked a simple and world-changing question: what if people put their talents to work improving their communities? From this early beginning in 1917, the Lions have become the largest service club organisation in the world – with 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs.

If you would like more information on any of our services, fundraising activities, or want to lodge an interest in supporting us in anyway during our upcoming Centenary please contact Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions on 08458 339617 or email us at info@rottingdeanandsaltdeanlions.org.uk.

Next year, therefore, will be an important one for us as Lions Clubs International has been providing their service since 1917. As we stated last month, this will be an exciting time for the Club and we want to celebrate together. To do this we aim to provide a book for every reception class child in all the primary schools in our area, through the book gifting scheme, to help start all pupils with their own library of books. We also want to grow our numbers for as we serve we always remember our heartfelt slogan, ‘Where there’s a need there’s a Lion.’

Lion Roger Bluff

Quite likely by the time you read this our auction on Saturday 3�� December, during the Rottingdean Smugglers Night celebrations, will have taken place. This auction is held annually with many lots provided by local traders and others. We would like to thank everyone who provided a lot this year and we as always are very grateful to our enthusiastic bidders. We are sure this year was as supportive. The Christmas Auction is organised by Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions with all proceeds going to support local charities and community projects, in particular a subsidised Christmas lunch for senior citizens. Finally, we would like to thank everyone that helped, supported and of course came along to our SlimShack Concert at the Rottingdean Village Hall last month. They were a class act and I am sure everyone there enjoyed the evening not forgetting that valuable funds were raised for local charities and community/Lions projects. Thank you all very much indeed. We will all look forward to the next time. To advertise call 01273 586527 or email info@deansmagazine.co.uk


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Glyndebourne comes to Saltdean Tuesday 20th December L’Elisir d’Amore has been a consistently popular operatic comedy for almost two centuries. The story combines comic archetypes with genuine character development. Its ending is as much a foregone conclusion as in any rom-com today—the joy is in the journey, and Donizetti created one of his most instantly appealing scores for it. This Glyndebourne production is beautifully done: the cast, warm and engaging. Sung in Italian; English subtitles; and an interval for prosecco & other refreshments. Rather than a review, here’s a précis: ACT I Nemorino, a young villager in the Basque country, is unhappily in love with Adina, the beautiful farm owner, whom he thinks is beyond reach. Adina reads a story to the peasants gathered around her; telling them how Tristan won the heart of Isolde by drinking a magic love potion. A regiment of soldiers arrives led by pompous Sergeant Belcore, who immediately introduces himself to Adina and asks her to marry him. Adina declares that she is in no hurry but promises to think it over. Left alone with Nemorino, Adina tells him that he should be in town, looking after his sick uncle, rather than hoping to win her love. Or do as she does: change her affections every day. Nemorino reminds her that no-one forgets their first love.

immediately, the sergeant persuades him to join the army and receive a volunteer bonus. Nemorino buys more elixir and finds himself besieged by a group of girls. Unaware that his uncle has died and left him a fortune, he believes the elixir is taking effect. Adina feels responsible for Nemorino’s enlistment, but is jealous when she sees him with the other girls. Nemorino now feels sure that Adina cares for him. Adina returns to tell Nemorino that she has bought back his enlistment papers. When he feigns indifference, she confesses she loves him. Belcore appears, to find them armin-arm. He leaves, declaring that thousands of women await him elsewhere. Dulcamara brags that his miraculous potion makes people fall in love and can turn peasants into millionaires. Don’t worry about a posh frock, but do come and support this delightful event – every penny goes to The Children’s Society.

Dulcamara, a travelling quack doctor, arrives in the village, advertising a potion that cures everything. Nemorino asks him if he sells the elixir described in Adina’s book. Dulcamara claims he does and pulls out a bottle of Bordeaux. Though it costs him his last ducat, Nemorino buys and immediately drinks it. Dulcamara explains that he must wait until the next day to see results. Nemorino begins to feel the effect of the “potion”. Convinced he will be irresistible to Adina the next day, he feigns indifference towards her. Surprised and hurt, Adina flirts with Belcore. When orders arrive for Belcore to return immediately to his garrison, Adina agrees to marry him at once. Shocked, Nemorino begs her to wait for a day, but she dismisses him and invites the villagers to her wedding. Nemorino desperately needs the doctor’s help. ACT II At the pre-wedding feast, Adina and Dulcamara entertain the guests. Adina won’t sign the marriage contract until Nemorino appears. Meanwhile, Nemorino asks Dulcamara for another bottle of elixir but he must borrow the money. When Nemorino tells Belcore that he needs money

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Meadow Vale Ovingdean By now, many of you will know about the latest planning application at Meadow Vale field (BHCC Site 42). This is the field dividing Rottingdean from Ovingdean on the Falmer Road, used over many years for grazing horses. The application this time is for 45 new homes which, with the 6 already proposed for the western strip, would bring the total to over 50 dwellings packed into the lower half of the field – a density far greater than in the surrounding area. The Deans Preservation Group believes that any development of this rural location is inappropriate. The beautiful field, which has always been strenuously protected from development by the Council in the past, is one of the most species rich, unspoiled and highly valued green spaces left in Brighton - a wooded downland valley nestling next to the National Park, where the South Downs spill on to meet the sea. It forms the lower part of a woodland corridor stretching up to the Beacon Hill Nature Reserve. The chalk grassland habitat here supports a huge range of flora and fauna, including many protected or declining species. Owing to the numerous variety of insects, the site is a rich feeding ground for threatened bird species. Before the creation of the South Downs National Park, which did away with the AONB covering site 42, it was an Area of Outstanding Beauty. The Council tried to protect it from the effects of development, insisting that the houses in The Vale were positioned among the trees so that they did not spoil the view, and they even gave the area AILEV status (Area of Important Landscaping Value). Sites like these are disappearing at an alarming rate. Site 42 is a designated Nature Improvement Area. It has been recommended as a Local Wildlife Site and is a stepping stone to the South

Downs National Park. Local wildlife groups and local experts are against any development here (e.g. CPRE and Sussex Wildlife Trust). It is vital that Site 42 is protected for its landscape and biodiversity value alone. We all know that there is a housing crisis and thousands of new homes need to be built in the City, but there are brownfield sites in Brighton which could be developed without harm to our precious environment. This is just one of numerous applications affecting green field sites in the Deans. We are immensely grateful for the support we have received from Dean’s residents in opposing applications for development at Meadow Vale in the past. We need your help again. You may well be concerned about increased traffic (we expect another 100 cars on local roads). Most of us are worried about air pollution in Rottingdean High Street which is already far above permitted rates. You may also consider the strain this development would place on already overcrowded schools and surgeries – whatever your reasons, please do object to this application. Reference BH2016/05530 Land South of Ovingdean Road on the council website Planning Register It is so important. As this is a major application, while objections should be sent as soon as possible, letters and on line responses will be taken into consideration up until the date of the Planning Committee meeting which may not be until the New Year - so don’t feel you have missed the boat. Deans Preservation Group

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Friends of Beacon Hill Nature Reserve The great scrub bash of 2016 is well underway and we are making great inroads into clearing brambles and hawthorn. We are managing a section on the east side of the hill, above North Woods, by hand as an experiment to compare manual versus machine cutting with surprising results. The section alongside ours that was machine cut last year is dense with brambles and strong growing hawthorn, whereas on the manually cut side the new growth remarkably thinner. This bodes well for when the sheep arrive on this section as they will be able to graze really low down and, hopefully, give our more delicate downland plants a better chance of pushing through. The sheep grazing is well underway with a selection of breeds making up the herd. We have Herdwicks, a native breed of central and western Lake District, who are the most hardy of all Britain’s breeds of hill sheep. The Southdowns Cross, a native to the South Downs bred with another breed to get preferred size/fleece (think Cockerpoo!). The third member of our herd being a Mule. Generally Mules are a cross between a lowland ram and a purebred upland ewe. The sheep seem to be grazing well and will be moving in an anti-clockwise rotation around the hill. Currently on top east side and will be on the site of the old golf course for Christmas. We have erected 15 birdboxes in the woods and those that kindly sponsored one at the Rottingdean Summer Fair will be receiving a map and photo of their exact box. Hopefully we will be able to update in the Spring with new tenants.

Workdays are the 2ⁿ� Wednesday and 4�� Friday of the month. Upcoming dates are December 14, 23 and January 10, 27. New volunteers are always welcome to join us, meeting 10.00 at Longhill Road, Ovingdean, entrance to the Nature Reserve. Tools are provided but please wear study shoes/boots/gloves. If you would like further information we can be found at :FOBeaconHill@gmail.com 01273 983000 www.facebook.com/beaconhillrottingdean

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