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SEAFORD Scene February 2014 Issue 82


Sussex Wildlife Trust Neighbourhood Watch Association Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors St James’ Trust Seaford Community Cinema

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Welcome to the February 2014 issue of Seaford Scene. Finally the nights are starting to draw out and the days are getting longer, new shoots are sprouting and love is in the air! This month we feature newsletters from the Neighbourhood Watch Association on page 14 and St James’ Trust, page 36. Are you still maintaining your New Years Resolutions? If getting fit is your goal then keep going with our regular Running Commentary article, page 77 or take a good walk with the Downs Health Walking Group, page 68. There are theatre productions at the Little Theatre and the Clinton Centre, and volunteers are needed at Seaford Community partnership and Seven Sisters Country Park... so what are you waiting for? Enjoy your February!

Fran Tegg


by Lesley Harvey

Editor MARCH ISSUE DEADLINE: THURS 6th FEB APRIL ISSUE DEADLINE: WED 5th MARch Seaford Scene, Publishing Partners, 4th Floor, Intergen House, 65-67 Western Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2JQ. Tel: 01273 710793. Email: fran@seafordscene.co.uk www.facebook.com/SeafordScene

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4 Seahaven Storehouse 6 Volunteers Needed at Seven Sisters 8 Seaford Community Cinema 10 Seaford Natural History Society 14 Neighbourhood Watch Association Winter Newsletter 21 Wise Books Celebrates its 1st Year 26 The Rotary Club of Seaford 30 Seaford in Bloom Chairman Awarded BEM 32 Age UK Chicago Bridge Fund Raiser 36 St James’ Trust Winter News 38 Who, What, Where & When? 40 Corelli Ensemble Concert 42 Equally Divided at Seaford Little Theatre 44 Seaford Community Partnership Posts 48 Get Switched On! 53 What’s on at The Hop? 55 Who’s Who In Seaford? 59 The Synergy Theatre Presents Blithe Spirit 60 The Late Don Mabey MBE and Freeman of Seaford 64 The Friends of Tide Mills 67 Seaford Kurlers 68 Downs Health Walking Group 72 Women’s World Day of Prayer 72 Recorder Playing Day 74 Nature Tots at Seven Sisters Country Park 75 Seen in Seaford 75 Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors 77 Running Commentary... 78 The Seaford Inner Wheel Club 85 Preview Show of Beauty and the Beast 90 Seahaven Lioness Club 94 Oriental Art 97 A View From The Potting Shed 98 Seaford Gardening Club 99 Seaford Community Garden 102 Seaford Afternoon Flower Club 106 What’s On in February 2014? 108 What’s On Weekly Front cover photo by Greg Williams

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Seahaven Storehouse

SEAFORD – A TOWN OF GENEROUS AND CARING PEOPLE Seahaven Storehouse would like to offer a huge “thank you” to all the individuals, schools, churches, organisations and businesses who have contributed both food and money over the Christmas period, enabling many needy families and single people to have some nourishing food (and a few treats, too!) over the holiday season. Special thanks go to Morrisons, who most kindly allowed volunteers from the Storehouse, on a very busy Saturday at the end of November, to spend the day in the store, engaging with customers on their way in and inviting them to add two extra cans to their shopping. The result was a whopping donation for that day alone of over 600 kilos of provisions … just what was needed to make up the food parcels for Christmas! The generosity of the shoppers on the day was quite outstanding, testifying to the fact that the community here in Seaford is still able to care and give, even in the face of the growing financial pressures of the day. Over the past eleven months, Seahaven Storehouse has provided an ever-growing number of food parcels to those in difficult circumstances, culminating in 50 boxes of groceries being sent out before Christmas, together with more than 30 additional Christmas hampers – and fifty advent calendars for the children which have been distributed through children’s centres, the Swift team at Social Services, and via the CAP (Christians Against

Saturday 22nd February 10am-12pm The Clinton Centre, Seaford Saturday 8th March 10am-12pm The Civic Centre, Telscombe


Poverty) course, as well as direct to those who have been referred and arrive on a Thursday morning at Kingswell, home of Seaford Community Church and the Storehouse’s base. Dawn Woodgate, who heads up Seahaven Storehouse, said: “It all started with my passion to feed and care for the hungry, which was borne out of Seaford Community Church’s own desire to love, serve and care for people in the community in appropriate ways.” Photo: A sea of groceries; the 600 kilos donated during the special collection day at Morrisons on 30th November 2013.

Seahaven Storehouse’s work has indeed caught the imagination of many individuals and organisations in the area, and many have wanted to contribute in the best way they can. For example, a few folk got together at Southdown Housing and held a table-top sale, resulting in a donation to the Storehouse of £100-worth of shopping. The ladies from Inner Wheel held a collection and bought a quantity of Christmas goods. Churches in the area are regularly donating food and finance. And individuals have been very generous in their gifts of money. Donations are always welcome, and incoming and outgoing food is constantly monitored and recorded, ensuring that the food is handled properly and distributed to those in real need. Should you wish to donate further, you may do this by either depositing the food in the Seahaven Storehouse bin just through the checkouts at Morrisons, or by bringing food to Kingswell, 115 Vale Road, Seaford, on a Thursday between 10am and 1pm, or by contacting Dawn to find out what is the most pressing need of the moment. There is often a shortage of sugar, cereal and longlife milk. Dawn Woodgate. Tel: 07921 844930 E-mail: seahavenstorehouse@gmail.com

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Volunteers Needed at Seven Sisters Sussex Wildlife Trust is looking for volunteers to lend a helping hand with children visiting its education centre at Seven Sisters Country Park near Seaford throughout 2014. If you like working with children and are keen to share your enjoyment of the countryside with others then why not consider joining the team? Regular commitment is appreciated, but this could be as little as one day each month or as often as five days a week during busy periods, with most of the visits scheduled for the summer months. You don’t have to be an expert but some knowledge or an interest in wildlife is useful. However, you do need to enjoy being outside, as most of your time will be spent out-of-doors.


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Up to 100 pupils from the same school can visit Seven Sisters Country Park on a school trip. During the day, the children, aged between 5 and 11 years old, take part in different activities all based around the national curriculum but with strong wildlife themes. Activities include woodland studies, pond dipping, river studies and rock pooling down on the beach beneath the spectacular chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters. As well as providing school trips for primary schools, Seven Sisters is a popular venue for secondary school groups including GCSE students. Throughout the year the education team also runs holiday clubs and family events, which often require volunteer support. An introductory morning is being held at the Pump Barn, Seven Sisters Country Park on Tuesday 11th February, 10am –12.30pm. Education volunteering is subject to two satisfactory references and a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). If you are interested and would like further information or to book a place on our introductory morning please contact our Volunteer Administrator, Liz Francis – email: lizfrancis@sussexwt.org.uk or telephone 01273 497562.


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As their predicament throws them together, their mutual betrayal, loneliness and budding romance are explored in this cinematically beautiful and inventive film.

CLASSIC MATINEé 2.30 Sat 15 Feb


If you like to ponder on what motivates people to act the way they do, then you’ll be pleased to know our choice for Valentine’s Day isn’t a newly hatched Hollywood rom-com and is instead the “moving and profound” In the Mood for Love, directed by Wong Kar-Wai.

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The following day, 15 Feb, we have our Classic Matineé with the robustly violent Clint Eastwood vehicle, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Justly iconic and not least for the score by Ennio Morricone there is also the copious amount of sweating achieved by Eli Wallach and the fabulous malevolence of Lee Van Cleef.

7.30 Fri 28 Feb

Set in 1960s Hong Kong the atmosphere is steamy; but that’s just the weather – a product of the island’s famous humidity thanks to pestilential rain. However given that our “boy meets girl” couple are the husband and wife caught up in their respective spouses’ adulterous affair, you begin to see that this entanglement is going to be painful.


A young girl’s desire to own and ride a bike –­ just like a boy ­– is the pivotal device in a nuanced exploration of what it means to be female in Saudi Arabia. The film programme, tickets and membership are all available online, at www.seafordcinema.org, Seaford Tourist Centre and on the door. Seaford Community Cinema is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. You’ll be welcome at our screenings in the Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, Seaford, BN25 1QL.


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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 7.30 Fri 14 Valentine’s Day IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (cert PG) Two couples entwined in a story of the grandeur and heartbreak of love. 2.30 Sat 15 Classic Matinee THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

7.30 Fri 28 WADJDA (cert PG) The freedom of women in Saudi Arabia is explored in this story of a girl’s determination to ride a bike.

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7.30 Fri 14 BLUE JASMINE (cert 12A) Cate Blanchett is a latter day Blanche DuBois in Woody Allen’s latest film and 2014 BAFTA nominee. 7.30 Fri 28 CARANCHO (cert 15) Argentinian film noir about an ambulance-chasing lawyer known as ‘Carancho’ - The Vulture. A thrilling ride (excuse the pun) with a suitably horrible finale.






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7.30 Fri 11 PHILOMENA (cert 12A) Also BAFTA nominated, Judi Dench searches for the truth about her baby. 2.30 Sat 12 Classic Matinee THE THIRD MAN (cert 12A) 7.30 Fri 25 THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES (cert 18) Argentinian thriller with a subtle and complex time-spanning theme that won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

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Seaford Natural History Society It’s February and we are beginning to think about getting out and about in the countryside, but before we do we have three more indoor meetings to look forward to. On 11th February and 11th March the focus is the Seaford Head Local Nature Reserve. In 2012, the Seaford Head Reserve Management Committee commissioned Sussex Wildlife Trust (SWT) to do a survey of the flora and fauna on the Reserve and using the survey as a base, to develop a plan to manage the Reserve. On the 11th February, Graeme Lyons, the SWT ecologist, will be talking about the survey he did and on 11th March, Andy Phillips, the management plan author, will be talking about how the plan was developed. Don’t miss these fascinating topics if you want to know how nature reserves are managed and developed, and in particular about our unique local landmark, Seaford Head.

Out and about in February – Identifying trees

Winter may seem a quiet time for natural history enthusiasts but whilst there is little on the ground to catch the eye, the trees are always striking, standing bare and stark (storms permitting) without their leaves. Friston Forest and Abbots Wood are good places to visit in the winter and to start learning how to identify trees – or brush up your knowledge if, like me, you learnt some natural history as a child (the Brownies!) but have forgotten most of it. Friston Forest is a recent addition to the landscape, created in the 1920s as a water catchment area for Eastbourne Waterworks. Abbots Wood near Hailsham is much older and has a broader range of trees. Whilst Friston is principally beech (with a lone London Plane planted by one of our members, Peter Davys, in 1963 when he was ranger at Friston), Abbots Wood has oak, beech and birch, with stands of chestnut and lime, as well as crab apple, hornbeam, red oak, spindle and wild service trees. So what to do if you want to be able to identify the different trees? There are lots of books on this subject and the Natural History Museum has an excellent website at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/ What follows is a brief summary of what to look for based on the Natural History Museum site.

• Is the tree deciduous or evergreen? At this time of the In between, we have the important business of our Annual General Meeting on 25th February and we look forward to seeing members there. Our meetings are held at St Luke’s Church, Walmer Road – see the listings at the end of Seaford Scene for details. We welcome visitors and new members. Visitors pay £3 per meeting, which is refunded if you decide to join. In the spring, summer and autumn, we arrange outdoor meetings, usually gentle strolls of around two to two and a half hours. All are welcome but as ever we are keen to recruit people who are happy to lead walks, so do get in touch if you think you have something to offer. Our first walk in Friston Forest is on 1st April. Full details will appear in Seaford Scene nearer the time. For more information about the society, please visit our website www.seafordnaturalhistory.org.uk or ring 01323 491964.


year that’s fairly easy to answer – if it’s lost its leaves, it’s probably deciduous. • What shape is the tree? If it stands alone and it hasn’t been pollarded, the silhouette will indicate what it is. • What is the bark like? • What shape are the buds? A good thing to look at in winter as they are more visible. • How are the flowers arranged? This is one for the spring but it’s tricky – many tree flowers are not at all obvious. • What shape are the leaves and how are they arranged? This is

Beech bud and young Beech leaves.

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probably the best (or at least the easiest) way of identifying trees. Lets apply this to the beech – the main tree in Friston Forest. • The beech loses its leaves so it is deciduous. • It’s a tall tree – up to 40 metres high with a domed crown. • The bark is smooth and pale grey. • It has pale brown, cigar shaped buds up to 2 cm long. • Both male and female trees have yellowish flowers. The female flowers are in pairs with a spiny husk and the male flowers have long stalked drooping tassel like heads. • The leaves are oval to elliptical with wavy edges. Walking in the woods at this time of the year, it’s possible to identify some trees from their silhouette, bark and buds, and you can confirm your identification in the spring by looking at the flowers but more importantly the leaves. In towns and cities, you can also take part in the Natural History Museum Urban Tree Survey – see http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/ british-natural-history/urban-tree-survey/take-part/ about-the-survey/index.html for details. Good hunting!

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Seaford and Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch Association ‘Promoting Good Citizenship, Neighbourliness and Crime Reduction.’

Newsletter Winter 2013/14


to our Winter 2014 Newsletter, which we hope you will find useful and informative.


Although published in February, this Newsletter was written at the end of December, and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a prosperous and crime free 2014. My grateful thanks go out to our hard working committee, our co-ordinators and deliverers. Thanks to your efforts, we had over 1100 members on our books for 2013. That is more than 7 times the number of 5 years ago. Keep up the good work. We are also forging an alliance with the Seaford Speedwatch Association and hope to join up with the Seaford Seniors Forum in the near future. Our relationship with our local policing team is growing stronger and we will continue to support them in every way that we can. We are doing our very best to improve communications with other groups in Seaford. Best Regards, Mark Brown, Chairman.


No doubt the cold weather is upon us which means we need to keep a caring eye on people who can’t get about due to adverse weather conditions. Make sure your car is well maintained throughout the winter with the battery in good condition, remember the demands on it are greater in cold weather. Ensure tyre tread and pressures are correct and have a can of spray de-icer available for the frosty mornings. If you haven’t done so already make sure your garden furniture is stored safely away, including those precious garden ornaments as there have been a number of thefts of such items in recent weeks.


Izzy Coutts, a pupil at Chyngton School, borrowed her neighbour’s box of remembrance poppies, sprayed them with glitter and took them to school to sell for Remembrance Day. Well done Izzy! Isn’t it good to see the young remembering our debt to those who gave up their lives for us?


If you would like to mention someone who has done a good deed, please let us know, but first please make sure that they don’t mind you mentioning them as heroes often wish to remain unsung!


We receive regular updates and information from Sgt Stuart Mullins of Sussex Police and where pertinent these are forwarded to members who have provided an email address. The most recent scam that has occurred in this area is where a bogus official phones or calls at your home saying they are investigating fraudulent use of your card and asks you for personal information and PIN and for them to take your card back to the bank for cancellation. They then have enough information to empty your account. Please do not divulge any information or hand your card to anybody – banks do not operate in this way, so remain on your guard at all times. Although Seaford is a low crime and anti social behaviour area, we can all play a part in keeping it that way by taking a few simple and sensible precautions. • When leaving your property unattended always make sure doors and windows are secure. • If you are going away for a few days ask a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your home. • Don’t let anyone purporting to be an official into your home without first seeing their identification, even then you may wish to check with the organisation they work for before allowing them access. • Never give details of your bank account, PIN numbers or passwords to anyone over the telephone – genuine banks would not ask for such details by that means of communication. • When leaving your vehicle parked and unattended, make sure that it is secure. NEVER leave items capable of being stolen on display, as that makes your vehicle a target. Place such items out of sight or in the boot.

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Seaford and Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch Association ‘Promoting Good Citizenship, Neighbourliness and Crime Reduction.’

Newsletter Winter 2013/14


As Mark mentioned earlier, Neighbourhood Watch membership locally is on an encouraging upward trend, with over 1100 members registered for 2013., and we are delighted to report that we have received over 660 Membership Forms already for 2014, and look forward to receiving more after this Newsletter has been released, as the 2014 Subs are now due. A Membership Form is printed after this Newsletter for your use. Remember, the more Members we have, the louder your voice will be heard in our relationship with the Council and the local Police. Regretfully, records show we have over 1000 exMembers who did not renew in 2013 or earlier years, and we would love to know why. Do you think we are irrelevant? Are we not addressing the issues that are most important to you? Are we not communicating effectively? Did you just not get round to it? We would welcome your views on how you think we should be targeting our efforts to support our aim to “Promote Good Citizenship, Neighbourliness and Crime Reduction”. Please feel free to tell us what you want from your local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. Continuing on, the main benefits of membership are: • Your local area can be monitored by a Road Co-ordinator, leading to lower crime rates. • If you are able to supply an email address you will receive regular emails from NHW which will include up to the minute police news and local information. • Up to 4 Newsletters published each year. • Improved local relations bringing a sense of ‘community spirit’. • Peace of mind that neighbours, even if you don’t know them that well, have the same values and also wish to see a crime-free area. • A channel to report suspicious issues to the local police and to receive information back from them. • Reduction in your premiums on Home & Contents Insurance from most insurers. We hope to have the facility for online bank transfers and Membership Applications up and running for

2015, and if you have any general queries concerning Membership, then please contact the Membership Secretary, Martin French, on 01232 873946 or at martin.french@post.com


We held a very successful but informal Deliverers Meeting on 30th October, where we gave our Co-ordinators and deliverers an account of our activities over the last year and outlined our plans for expansion in 2014. The meeting was followed by a short talk from Seaford Speedwatch and then a slide show on “Unseen Seaford” by local historian and NHW Member, Kevin Gordon.


For detailed and helpful advice on a number of issues such as:

• • • • • •

Personal Safety Safer Homes Fire Safety Safer Neighbourhoods Mobile, Internet and Identity Safety Products & Services why not visit the National NHW website at: http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/safety_advice/


A Police Panel Meeting is held every 3 months in each of the East, West and Central Areas and NHW try and have a representative at each meeting. These are open meetings, run by the local Police and you are all entitled to attend with any local issues you may have. Dates, times and venues are shown on the Sussex Police website and also displayed at the Police Station, 37 Church Street.


Website: www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/nhw Email: sandbnhw@aol.com Chairman: markb232@live.co.uk or telephone: 01323 893861 Continued over...

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Seaford and Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch Association ‘Promoting Good Citizenship, Neighbourliness and Crime Reduction.’ Lastly... CAN YOU HELP US TO DELIVER NEWSLETTERS? We aim to cover as many roads in the district as we can, but unfortunately not all roads have a deliverer and more volunteers would be most welcome. A number have come forward recently and picked up approx. 25 new roads between them, and we are gradually moving towards the target of 100% coverage.

The commitment is modest, a few hours twice a year and you can pick a time suitable to your own diary. All we ask is that you deliver the Newsletters within a reasonable time of receiving them from us. Out of the 408 roads in Seaford and Bishopstone, at the time of writing the following 80 are currently without a Deliverer :-


Avondale Road, Barons Close, Bishopstone Road, Blatchington Road, Bodiam Close, Broad Street, Brooklyn Road, Buckle Close, Buckle Drive, Bydown, Carlton Close, Caroline Close, Charles Close, Chatham Place, Church Street, Churchill Road, Chyngton Road, Claremont Road, Cliff Close, Cliff Gardens, Cliff Road, Clinton Lane, Clinton Place, College Road, Corsica Close, Crooked Lane, Dane


Close, Dane Heights, Dane Road, Dukes Close, Earls Close, East Dean Rise, Esplanade, Etherton Way, Gorse Drive, Grand Avenue (South Area), Green Lane, Haven Brow, Hawth Way, Hillside Avenue, Hindover Crescent, Hindover Road (low numbers), Holters Way , Hythe Crescent, Hythe View, Kimberley Road, Kingsmead Lane, Kingsway Court, Kingsway, Lexden Road, Mallett Close, Marine Parade, Martello Road, Mill Drive, North Way, (high numbers). Northcliffe Close, Northfield Close, Parkside Road, Pelham Road, Place Lane, Richmond Road, Richmond Terrace, Ringmer Road, Rough Brow, Short Brow, South Street, Southdown Road (Southern Section), Sutton Road, The Boundary Flats. (6 blocks), The Byways, The Causeway, The Close, The Holt, Tudor Close, Vale Close, Valley Rise, West Dean Rise, West Street, West View and Winchelsea Close.

If you can help in any way, please contact us on sandbnhw@aol.com or leave a message with the Treasurer, who co-ordinates deliveries, on 01323 301593.

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Wise Books Celebrates it’s 1st Year!

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Wise Books in Sutton Road is a charity bookshop which raises money for FSW Family Support Work charity.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the donations of books and support since we opened and we have started holding regular events, including ‘Little Owls’, a children’s book club, which runs on the first Saturday of every month.”

December 27th 2013 saw the oneyear anniversary of a shop in Seaford, which has become much loved during it’s first year of business.

Run by a Nick Linfield and an experienced and enthusiastic group of volunteers, Wise Books has become a favourite fixture in Seaford’s High Street, with a huge array of books of all

“FSW had been looking for sometime to open a charity bookshop, and Seaford seemed the ideal place to have one.” Said charity director Maggie Simons.

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IF YOU REQUIRE BLIND’S TO FIT YOURSELF... you could go to a D.I.Y superstore and cut down an off-the-shelf blind to make it fit your window? Or you may think it makes more sense to visit UFIT D.I.Y. Blinds and have it made to measure at a similar price: Verticals from £19, Rollers from £24, Budget & Deluxe ranges & over 2,000 different fabrics. UFIT D.I.Y Blinds is situated at 1 Green Street, Eastbourne BN21 1QN. Tel: 01323 417518. To find us, take the A259 from Seaford, straight ahead at the first traffic lights on the outskirts of Eastbourne, take the next left into Green Street, Ufit entrance is opposite the bus shelter.

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Backpack Project with Annecy School and the Rotary Club of Seaford

Annecy Catholic Primary School has been very enthusiastic in taking on the challenge of filling the School Backpacks for Mary’s Meals. Rotarian Alan Wagstaff and President Michael Logan initially made a video presentation about the Backpack Project at an assembly to students and staff. A request was then made from the school to repeat the presentation to parents. Following the assembly presentation the Annecy children were invited to ask questions on the project which ranged from “Where are the bags going, how will they get there, and can the receiving children have sweets and toys?” Head Teacher Fiona McGonigle then asked the children “How many bags can we fill?” The children suggested numbers ranging from 25 to 200! They were enthralled with the idea of children giving charity to other, less fortunate children, and the response from parents was magnificent – the target of fifty backpacks was easily smashed with over 130 bags donated. President Michael said “I was very excited and moved when I visited the School to receive over 130 Back Packs. A cracking result, and a huge thank you to all those who took part at Annecy School in this project. I am now waiting for the truck to come and collect all the bags so that I can have my garage back!” “Mary’s Meals” is a UK based charity which was started in 2002 with a view to providing one daily meal in a place of education in developing countries. The objective is to attract chronically poor children into a classroom, where they can gain an education which can be their ladder out of poverty. From a start of feeding 200 children in Malawi, the charity now provides meals for 750,000 children every day in 16 different countries. The cost is just £10.70 per child for a year.


Following the success of the meals project, the charity identified another obstacle which prevented poor families sending their children to school. The parents are so poor that they cannot afford to buy basic things needed for school. The charity therefore started a scheme called the Backpack Project where schools, churches, colleges and other groups fill an old school bag or backpack with some everyday things which children need for school. Suitable items (which do not need to be new) include backpack/schoolbag, exercise book/notepad, pencils/pens/crayons, eraser, ruler, pencil sharpener, pencil case, small towel, shorts, skirt, T-shirt, sandals, flip flops, small ball, spoon, toothbrush and toothpaste.

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The Rotary Club of Seaford received a request for help from Seaford Primary School to enable 110 children from the School to sing as part of a choir of 8000 voices at the O2 arena on Monday 27 January 2014. This concert, arranged by Young Voices, is one of a series also taking place in Sheffield, Birmingham & Manchester to raise funds for CLIC Sargent, FareShare and the Young Voices Foundation. To get the Seaford Primary School students to the venue costs £1270. As a result, President Michael Logan went along to a concert for Heartsease at the School on Friday 6 December (thoroughly enjoying the experience) to present a cheque for £300. This donation, with help from Heartsease too, meant that they are much nearer their target. In amongst the children are (left to right) Head of Music Kate Steer, Mike Logan and Deputy Headteacher Lynne Giles. Seaford Primary School has an after-school choir of 115, a Chamber choir of 32 (audition only) & an orchestra of 39. Children have the opportunity to learn an instrument from year 1 (violin/cello) and in Y3 all children learn recorder & in Y all learn guitar. There are weekly general music lessons in both key stages. Individual/small group lessons are available for

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Violin, Cello, Keyboard, Flute, Drums, Electric guitar and Bass guitar. There is also an after-school guitar club. The School goes out into the community to entertain residents in care & nursing homes and has 12 bookings this December. Heartsease exists for those who are alone, usually through bereavement. Although based at SBC, anyone in the Seaford area may join. They have contact with over seventy people, and between forty and fifty attend each meeting.


On the Monday before Christmas, the Rotary Club of Seaford’s President Michael Logan accompanied by Vice President Ray Hazan paid a visit to Seaford Fire Station. It was quite exciting because as they arrived one of the appliances came out of the station with blue lights flashing!

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Michael and Ray were met by Watch Manager Dave Reed with three of his fire fighter team. Unusually, the purpose of the visit was for the Rotary Club to receive rather than give. The Fire Brigade had decided to donate £250 from their fundraising efforts at the Open Day last June to go towards the Santa Sleigh collections to benefit local children. On behalf of the Club and the future beneficiaries, President Michael was delighted to accept the gift with thanks.

Rotary Club of Seaford Supports Tea Leaf Trust with £1000

The Tea Leaf Trust was formed in 2008 by Tim Pare and Yasmene Shah following their honeymoon in Sri Lanka. They observed the hidden story of poverty, hardship and hopelessness, personal, civil and humanitarian rights abuse, health issues and a lack of quality education which, by itself, trapped the present and future generations in the current situation with no means of escape. Tim and Yasmene left the UK to live in Sri Lanka with the aim of changing the prospects of those communities they had visited. Four months later they were approached by World Vision Lanka which had established the need for educational projects in the impoverished areas, in particular in the Maskeliya region. Working together they formed the Tea Leaf Centre for Professional Development in 2010. This has resulted in the establishment of a number of educational programmes to benefit all sections of the community. The Rotary Club of Seaford is giving a grant of £500 to the Tea Leaf Trust which has been doubled to £1000 by a matching grant from our local Rotary District organisation. For more information visit http://www.tealeaftrust.com/

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Seaford in Bloom, Chairman awarded BEM At the end of the year during which it was announced that Seaford in Bloom was to fold, there was some wonderful news to finish on. Isabel Stephenson, the founder and Chairman of Seaford in Bloom, has been awarded an BEM in the New Year’s Honours List.

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At the end of the 2013 Seaford in Bloom Awards Ceremony, held at Dean’s Place Alfriston on Tuesday 13th August, Seaford Town Clerk Sam Shippen had delivered the sad news that, due to her failing health, Isabel Stephenson had decided to discontinue as Chairman of Seaford in Bloom. Sam paid tribute to Isabel and her committee starting with a brief history, going back to 1992, when Seaford in Bloom began at a meeting in Seaford Baptist Church Hall. Sam then added, “This is a time of celebration for all the tremendous work that Seaford in Bloom has carried out for Seaford over the years. On behalf of all the town’s residents, businesses and Seaford Town Council a big ‘thank you’ to Isabel and the Seaford in Bloom Committee for all of the voluntary work you have tirelessly carried out for more than 20 years”. Former Seaford Town Clerk Len Fisher also thanked Isabel and her committee for “helping to make Seaford such a lovely place to live.”



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Chicago Bridge at Seaford Golf Club On Thursday 27 February 2014 from 1.30pm, Seaford Golf Club in conjunction with Age UK East Sussex will be hosting an afternoon of Chicago Bridge. Tickets cost ÂŁ6 and include tea and biscuits along with a raffle, prizes for the winners and an opportunity to find out about the work of the local charity Age UK East Sussex. All the money raised will go towards the Age UK East Sussex Spread the Warmth Minibus Appeal.


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CHAIRMAN’S WINTER NEWS Thanks to Seaford Scene and other press coverage over the year. I believe our profile is higher than it has ever been. I would like to thank Mr Clive Rogers of Haven Guitar Club for holding yet another Guitar Concert for our benefit. Thanks to the Royal Society of St George Seahaven Branch and The Rotary Club of Seaford for the new Water Heater in the Drop In. We would also like to say a huge thank you to all the people who made donations at our Sainsbury Collection Days ably organised by Pat Case. Thanks to Steve Silver (INSIDE OUT Building maintenance & repair) for coming in on several occasions at very short notice to sort out various building problems. Donations this year have been good: Donna Steele from her Quiz night (£318), The Mayors’ Charity (£1800), Major Bob Peedle (£100), STC Grant (£200), in memory of Rosalie James (£190) and (£2000), in memory of Wilkie from Carol Bannister (£100), Legacy from Mair Verrall (£500), and lastly Viv Reynolds’ efforts with the

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report that we still cannot afford to upgrade our heating but Janet has negotiated very good terms for another year with our electricity supplier. Viv is looking some new funding possibilities. Frankie and Yvonne are now jointly overseeing the Charity Shop and it is continuing to do well. It must be noted that the shop, unlike many, is a true charity shop with very reasonable prices and no paid staff or management. Thus income from all donations of sellable items is used to help keep the charity going. We also take sacks of rags for recycling. Jean Staff and her volunteers are keeping the not-forprofit Drop In going at the Old Town Hall and it is just about covering its costs. Tea, coffee and cake are available at very low prices, giving local people a place to call in, and have a sit down and a chat in the warm. I would like to thank Jill, Janet and all the other people who have covered for me while I have been away on sick leave, and our new maintenance gem, Gerry, who has transformed the rear patio area, cleaned up the car park and painted in the parking bays. Jeff and Sheila have joined our reception team and we are also grateful to them. We still need a new Chairman from next July. I need to concentrate on the overall running of the Trust with Janet and do not intend to carry on as Chairman after the July 2014 AGM for a fifth year. We have a new TrusteeDirector, James Austin, joining us in January 2014. I have known Jim through the Martello Rotary Club and he will be an asset to us. We are not out of the financial woods yet but Treasurer Janet with her superb housekeeping skills has kept our head above water for yet another year.


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who, what, where & when in FEBRUARY

7th 1587 William Frenche is found guilty of felony and is burnt on the left hand as punishment. 16th 1895 A concert at the Albert Hall, East Street raises funds for parents of children in need in the town. 18th 1361 The Bailiff of Seaford is ordered not to allowthe exportation of wheat or oats. 18th 1879 12-year-old W. H. Poole is awarded a Royal Humane Society testimonial for saving his friend when he fell through the ice on a pond in Seaford. 19th 1440 William Danyell becomes vicar of St Leonard’s. 19th 1929 SUDC consider building an open-air swimming pool on the seafront. 26th 1777 Two drunken chimney sweeps attack a traveller (Mr Luxford of Hailsham) as he is passing through Seaford. He horsewhips them, hands them over to the town authorities and they are placed in the stocks. 28th 1717 Henry Pelham is elected as Seaford MP age 21 years. 29th 1876 Charles Dilke MP complains in the House of Commons about corrupt municipal practices in Seaford.

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Corelli Ensemble concert In February, Seaford will be fortunate to have an opportunity to hear the outstanding young British cellist, Ella Rundle, perform with the Corelli Ensemble. She will be playing CPE Bach’s beautiful A major concerto. Ella studied at the Menuhin School and has won international prizes and awards. Definitely a name to watch! The Corelli Ensemble, directed by Maeve Jenkinson, will also perform pieces by Mozart and Mendelssohn, including some well loved favourites such as Bach Air and Pachelbel Canon. The theme of the concert is “Music from Germany” and will be followed by an opportunity to meet the performers and enjoy some fine German wine. The concert will take place on Sunday 16th February at 4.15pm in St Thomas More Church, Sutton Road, Seaford. Tickets can be reserved in advance for a special price of £10 by emailing corelliensemble@ hotmail.com or can be purchased on the door for £12. Children go free! Seaford Scene is a completely independent small business. All rights are reserved over the content and design of Seaford Scene unless agreed otherwise. The opinions expressed in editorial matter are not necessarily those of the publisher. Every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of entries. Seaford Scene cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused by errors, omissions or alterations and assumes no risk or liability for articles or adverts or the accuracy of the facts within them, that are provided by contributors. Seaford Scene does not endorse companies, products or services that appear in this magazine.


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TWO INTERESTING POSTS AVAILABLE The Seaford Community Partnership is a voluntary body working with local clubs, businesses, councils and other groups who want to make Seaford a better place to live, work and enjoy life. The group is led by six Directors, unpaid, and from a variety of walks of life. The same is true of their Treasurer, and their Company Secretary, and both those positions fall vacant in 2014. Neither post is very arduous, but one would be best filled by someone with some accounting or Treasurer experience, and the other by an experienced Company Secretary or perhaps a former Clerk to Governors. One person could fill both rolls, or they could be just as easily done by two people. Technically the organisation is a Company Limited by Guarantee. The Directors meet quarterly and need to see current accounts, but the number of transactions is tiny. Similarly, the Company Secretary only needs to keep Companies House updated with changes in Director, and prepare an annual return at the time of the AGM. If you are the kind of person who likes working for your local community, and enjoys plenty of variety, then please offer your services. You can ring Chairman Keith Blackburn on 01323 893172 or Director Jill Allen on 01323 896724 for more information. What has the Partnership done for Seaford so far? It has designed and part-funded the Seafront Exercise Path and the Town Heritage Trail. It has set up the Youth Forum and helped it raise the funding for the Green Gym on The Salts. It held the Seafront Exhibition and Consultation last year when 800 of you – of all ages – told us what changes you’d like to see on the Seafront. Also it designed and co-ordinated setting up the Seafront Garden by Pelham Road. And now it is working on those Seafront improvements, and on ways to bring more shoppers, more shops, more jobs, and more life into the town centre. Peter White (Director/Publicity)

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Get switched on! Are you in the dark about low-energy light bulbs?

Traditional light bulbs have now been phased out across Europe, and we are gradually getting used to the lowenergy alternatives. But with a whole new set of names, numbers and jargon to get used to, it can be difficult to know if you’re buying the right thing. There are three main types of low-energy bulbs available – compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), halogens and lightemitting diodes (LEDs). CFLs use only a fifth of the electricity that an old incandescent bulb would, because they don’t generate as much heat. This also means that they are kinder to your light fittings. Replacing one bulb in your house can save you £7 a year, so the savings can really add up! They also last a lot longer. One disadvantage of CFLs is that they can take a little while to reach their full brightness, unlike halogens and LEDs which come on straight away. Some CFLs don’t work well at low temperatures, so are not suitable for unheated rooms or garages. LED bulbs are even more efficient than CFLs and can save you nearly £7.50 per bulb per year. They usually cost more to buy, but can last up to 30 years! Halogen bulbs use a similar amount of energy as incandescent bulbs, and so are more expensive to run than CFLs and LEDs. They also have a much shorter lifespan.

LEDs and halogen bulbs can be disposed of with your normal waste, but you will need to take CFLs to a recycling point or tip as they contain a small amount of mercury. A wide range of bulb fittings is now available – particularly in CFLs – and you should be able to find one to fit all your existing lighting, including ceiling spotlights and chandelier fittings. Most can also be used with dimmer switches. Remember to check that the shape and size of the new bulb is suitable. To choose the correct wattage, you simply need to divide by five – so if a lamp used to take an old 60W bulb, you will now need a bulb of around 12W. You will also need to consider the lumen (lm) value to find out how bright the bulb is. The brightness of an old 60W bulb is roughly equivalent to 700–900lm and a 100W bulb equates to 1300lm. Finally, look at the colour temperature of the bulb to decide on the type of light you require. This is measured in Kelvin (K). A low value (2700K) means the light is warmer (often labelled as “warm white”), whereas a higher value (3500K+) will give you a colder white effect. By Alex Albrighton

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Who’s Who In Seaford?

Helen Lee, President of Seaford Sweethearts WI

Helen has lived in Seaford for 15 years and works as an HR Manager in Lewes. She has recently become the new president of Seaford Sweethearts WI. She is married to Gary and has two children – Alice, 6, and Max, who is 4. What do you like best about Seaford? I love the sense of community. People from Seaford are very passionate about where they live. Seaford is surrounded by beautiful countryside and of course the coast. It’s a fantastic place to live! What is your favourite film? I love all different types of films from rom-coms to action to period dramas. What is your favourite song or piece of music? I love all sorts of music but one of my favourites at the moment is Berlin by RY X. (You’ll know it when you hear it, it’s sampled in a recent television advert). What book are you reading at the moment? The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. How do you relax? Relax what’s that?! I do like to treat my myself to a beauty treatment every now and again. What is your idea of perfect happiness? I love being with my friends and family but when I have some alone time (which isn’t very often) I love baking! What is your favourite smell? Roses, fresh laundry, a cake baking – yum! What is the most important lesson life has taught you? I’m constantly learning life lessons! I thought when you became an adult you knew everything! Which person in history would you most like to meet? I love the Tudor period, so it has to be Henry VIII! What words or phrases do you most overuse? Probably “fabulous” and “amazing” but when speaking to my children I probably use the word “no” quite a few times! What is your greatest extravagance? I do like the finer things in life – food, holidays, but I’m quite partial to handbags… What would your motto be? “Life is what you make it” (to a certain extent). What makes you sad? I can be quite emotional so a TV soap can set me off… Anything else? Seaford Sweethearts WI is a great way to meet new people and learn new skills! We meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 8pm at the Seaford WI Hall, Brookyn Road. Contact us through our facebook page Seaford Sweethearts WI or email us on hello@seafordsweetheartswi.com for more information.




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The Synergy Theatre presents

Blithe Spirit

In association with Samuel French, London

Following their production of The Diary of Anne Frank and their November double-bill, The Synergy Theatre is returning to The Clinton Centre with one of Noël Coward’s glorious comedies, Blithe Spirit. As the play opens, we meet Charles & Ruth Condomine preparing for a dinner party. Charles, a novelist, is researching his latest book and has invited the local medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a séance in their home. The Condomines think that Madame Arcati is the best kind of eccentric and fully expect to have a jolly evening watching her “performance”! What they haven’t reckoned on is Madame Arcati actually being able to summon ghosts – especially not the ghost of Charles’ late first wife, the deliciously sensuous (and insanely jealous) Elvira! Blithe Spirit is perhaps best known for the wonderful film version starring Margaret Rutherford as Madame Arcati. Featuring a cast of outstanding local actors, including Sue Shephard as Madame Arcati, Stephen Newberry as Charles, Susanne Crosby as his second wife, Ruth, Aruna Murishwar (last seen as Connie in our November production) as Charles’ late wife, Elvira, Josie Hobbs and John Hamilton as Dr & Mrs Bradman, and Abigail Cobby as the Condomines’ hapless maid, Edith. www.thesynergytheatre.co.uk.


Noël Coward Tuesday 11th – Saturday 15th February 2014

Tuesday – Centre, Saturday 15th February 7.30pm, The11th Clinton Clinton Place, Seaford

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Tickets, £10/£8 concessions, are available from the Company’s box office on 01273 301444, Newberry Tully Estates, by email on boxoffice@thesynergytheatre.co.uk or through our website, www.thesynergytheatre.co.uk.

EARN EXTRA CASH HOSTING OUR STUDENTS! HOST FAMILIES NOW REQUIRED IN SEAFORD We are a local language school that are looking for friendly host families to host our French and German students. The dates are flexible. Students start arriving in February and stay for 2 to 5 nights at a time (no weekends) until October. Two, three or four students are allowed per family and the age range is 12-16. Good rates of pay. For more information contact South Coast Homestays on:

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The Late Don Mabey MBE & Freeman of Seaford Don was born on the 18th January 1921 in Sebastopol Monmouthshire. He spent his childhood there and in 1935 the family moved to Oxted, Surrey. In 1940 he volunteered for the RAF and in 1941 he was accepted for training as a wireless operator/air gunner. Late in 1941 he went to Padgate for kitting out, then onto Blackpool for basic training and then training as a wireless operator. From there to No. 2 Radio school at Yatesbury and Wroughton, flying in Dominies and Percival Proctors. In July 1942 he passed his radio training at Yatsbury. During his waiting time for his gunnery course, he was posted to Grangemouth where he went to teach spitfire pilots the Morse code. In May 1943 he was posted to No. 8 Air gunners School at Evanton, Scotland. After completing the course he was posted to Coastal Command. He was then posted to Northern Ireland to No.2 Squadron O.T.U. on Wellingtons, at this stage he was “Crewed up” with the Crew he would stay with until 1946. After Christmas 1943 the “Crew” was posted to 281 Squadron at Thornaby-on-Tees, an Air Sea Rescue Squadron equipped with Warwicks. During his operational flying the “Crew” had several detachments from Leuchares in Scotland to Davidstow Moor in Cornwall. Other postings were in Reyjavik, Iceland, and Ballykelly and Aldergrove, Ireland. The last flight was with 281 Squadron on the 24May 1946 to Thornaby and on to Wembley to be demobbed. Don flew a total of 82 operations and left the RAF as a W.O.1(Warrant Officer First Class).


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He Joined the RAFA (Royal Air Forces Association) in 1947 and was a founder member of the Oxted and Limpsfield Branch, where he was the Welfare officer from 1950 until 1980. In 1975 he became the Branch President a post he held until his death. He retired in 1986 from his work at the Prudential Assurance Co. Then he moved to Seaford and joined the Seahaven Branch RAFA. By 1988 he was elected as Vice President and in 1999 was elected as President. Also he was still President of Oxted and Limpsfield and he attended every possible meeting that he could. He was awarded several certificates of appreciation for his fundraising for the “WINGS APPEAL” including : The President’s Certificate from RAFA SE Area for efforts towards RAFA and The Central Council for continual large collections for the “WINGS APPEAL”. For 14 years he was a member of the British Red Cross. During his time he saved several lives and had to leave when an injury stopped him from lifting people. He enjoyed his Golf and was Hon. Secretary of Gresham Golf Club for 10 years. He joined Seaford Head Golf Club in the late 1950s, left, then rejoined in 1987 and was Hon. Secretary of the “Old Coggers” for the next 7 years. He was elected as President at Seaford Head Golf Club March 1998 again a post he held until his death. In 2010 he was a founder member of the newly formed Seahaven Branch of the Royal Society of St George and appointed as their President. In 2012 he was made a Freeman of Seaford along with Mr. Laurie Hollands. In 2013 he was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours lists and presented with his award by the Queen, for the outstanding contribution that he made to the Royal Air Forces Association “WINGS APPEAL” and his dedication to serving to the local community. Our thoughts and thanks go to Maeve and his family at this sad time for their support of this most remarkable man. Sqn. Ldr. Peter R. Bonfield J.P. I.Eng. MIET RAFVR(T)(Retd.)

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Vintage Homestore 5 High Street, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1PE A sister shop to Mark’s Jewellery & Antiques at 16 High Street, run by his wife A and our friend Noo. For an eclectic selection of Antique, Vintage & Modern Silver Jewellery, Furniture, China, Glass, Pictures, Fashion Accessories and decorative items for the home.

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The Friends of Tide Mills completed its December meeting on Sunday15th. 16 of us recovered eight sacks of assorted rubbish, along with several bulkier items. We were pleased to welcome two new members to our steadily growing, still very jolly band. The amount of rubbish found was at least in part due to the recent gales and generally Tide Mills remains in very good shape largely down to people now taking more interest in the area and taking their litter home, which is brilliant. In addition to our de-littering efforts we also managed to widen a stretch of path next to the Creek which in time we hope to complete all the way down to the Newhaven end. It is to be hoped that as we continue to make good progress in de-littering the site we will be able to increasingly undertake similar work in the future. Our next meeting is on Sunday 16th February, we meet at the beach end of the Old Village Road that runs up from the Level Crossing, from 10am until 12 noon. As always, all are welcome, irrespective of the amount of time that can be given. Thank you, Jim Skinner Email: brian.skinner2@btinternet.com

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Seaford Kurlers Seeing as how I am writing this at the end of December, 2013, this is my first time to say that I hope you all survived the gales and winds safely, and steered your way around the overload of food. We certainly deserve a really good Spring and Summer in 2014.

In case your navigations took you to the gorgeous Christmas foods, you may be in need of some rest and exercise. Nothing tooooo strenuous. Seaford Kurlers can offer you that and lots of fun with the new friends that will be waiting to greet you at our club. It is always good to welcome new members who will bring with them new ideas and maybe some new skills. If you come to see what we do you will be able to see the other facilities that are on offer at The Downs Leisure Centre. The staff there are excellent and will guide you through all that they have to offer. They have certainly made us very welcome. Before Christmas we had our annual Christmas lunch at The Moorings at Pevensey. The food was superbly cooked and presented. Such a large menu to choose from and so efficiently served to 38 of us. Anyone planning to visit for the first time will not be disappointed. If you have special dietary requirements you will be carefully catered for. Hopefully we will return. We were taken there by our careful ESDA Coach Services. This ensures that any of our disabled members will travel safely. At the last Kurling session of 2013 on the 17th December we had our traditional mince pies and everyone went on their way to their Christmas festivities. Since our first Kurling session in January this year, we have been collecting the annual £5 membership suscriptions. For further details about the club contact: June Wood, Secretary, 7 Landsdown Road, Seaford, BN25 3JS. Email: sally1989@tiscalico.uk Tel. 01323 895376.

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Downs Health Walking group

This year the Downs Health Walking group were finalists for the Volunteer of the Year Award at the Sussex Sports Awards, although unfortunately they didn’t win – http://www.activesussex.org/sportsawards.

On their nomination form it was quoted “Throughout the year the Wave Leisure Health Walk leaders lead a weekly walk in the Seaford, Peacehaven and Lewes area. Many of theseleaders have now volunteered for Wave Leisure for more than four years and have suffered their own fair share of challenges through injury, illness, bereavement and life generally. Without fail, whatever the weather, they will organise and lead the weekly walks as well as organising social trips (in January, the group went to Brighton to see the Ice Show) and fundraising for local charities throughout the year. They welcome new group members and ensure they are included in all activities as well as ensuring contact is maintained with regular group members if they are missing for whatever reason. For this group of volunteers the social element is as important as the walks.” They also do a regular Christmas Charity Mince Pie walk as well as a couple of other charity walks during the year. They usually hold a Halloween Walk as well. Over the last couple of years they have also supported St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Eastbourne, Remember Spencer in Newhaven, The Trevor Mann Baby Unit at Brighton and many more charities.

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Women’s World Day of Prayer Coptic Christian women from Egypt have written the service for this year’s interdenominational Women’s World Day of Prayer, which will be held worldwide on Friday 7th March. There will be two services in Seaford, one at 2pm and the other at 7pm. Both will take place at St Andrew’s Bishopstone. Men and women are welcome to the services, which will be followed by light refreshments. This annual event was first held in 1926 in North America, Scotland followed in 1930 and England in 1932.

Recorder Playing Day Around 50 recorder players will be taking part in a Playing Day to be held in Seaford on Saturday 22nd March from 10am to 5pm.

The day is being organised by the Southdowns Branch of the Society of Recorder players and will be open to both members and non-members of the branch. It will be a wonderful opportunity to play a wide range of music under a visiting conductor. It will be held in St James’ Clubhouse, Blatchington Road, Seaford. The conductor will be Pam Smith, a graduate of Chetham’s School of Music and conductor of a number of recorder orchestras. The day will cost £12 for branch members and £14 for visitors. Coffee will be available from 10am and at lunch time people can either bring their own or order fish and chips to be brought in. Cheques made payable to South Downs SRP can be sent to Brenda Hankin, The Coach House, 59A Walsingham Road, Hove, BN3 4FE. Further information is available from Maggie Jakeman 01323 895552 or from the website: sdowns@srp.org.uk

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Suitable for ages three to five years, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather as we will go outside, rain or shine. We provide the fire, a warm drink and lots of fun. Why not come along for a taster session on Thursday 27th February from 10:00 – 12:00. The cost for this one-off taster session is £5, please call Ronnie Reed on 01323 870100 for further information and to reserve a place. The next course of five weekly sessions begins Thursday 6th March – 3rd April, 2014. Cost per child for Sussex Wildlife Trust family members is £37.50, non-members £42.50. Accompanying siblings under two years of age are free of charge.

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SEEN IN SEAFORD Where was this picture taken?

Answer and more details in next month’s issue... Last month the picture was a bust which features above the doors of four houses in East Street. The bust probably represents the General Charles Gordon (1833–1885) The row of buildings was erected shortly after his death in Khartoum. Gordon had relations in Seaford and as a youngster used to play in the grounds of Crouch House (now Crouch Gardens).

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Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors (SMTJ) are reeling from the news that they have reached the finals of the 2014 Epic Awards as they are one of over sixty thousand voluntary arts and crafts groups providing regular opportunities for local engagement across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The Epic Awards were set up in 2010 by Voluntary Arts, an organisation that works to promote, support and champion the voluntary cultural sector, and the shortlisted groups are being spotlighted for the skill, innovation and hard work that goes into their activities. SMTJ offers performance-based learning at minimal, or no, cost. It supports community collaboration and awareness, offering volunteering awards for young members and encouraging youth inclusion in all aspects of the group. The overall winners will be announced at a reception in Glasgow in February, but members of the public can still vote for the People’s Choice Award and support SMTJ, who are based at the Barn Theatre in Seaford, by going to http://bit.ly/19g2axR

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Running Commentary... Having just returned from visiting New Zealand I am reminded of the Maori saying that I mentioned in Running Commentary over three years ago – E kore e mau i moe he wae kai pakiaka. It means “a foot accustomed to running over roots makes the speediest runner.” Unfortunately, TV coverage of races (which has been so influential in attracting large numbers of people into the sport of running) focuses mainly on road events and even when an international cross-country race is shown it is generally one with repetitive laps over a “safe” grass surface with perhaps some gently undulating but neatly manicured sections. Real off-road running is infinitely more interesting and enjoyable so I would recommend all runners make a determined effort to get off-road as much as possible. Even if you have road races planned this year (of any distance) you could still make 90% of your training runs off-road. That Maori saying can work for all those Seaford Scene readers who are building up for the London or Brighton Marathons, for those who don’t race but run for fun, fitness and enjoyment, and for runners who prefer to stick with just short-distance events. In off-road running there are natural hazards such as rabbit holes, large flints or protruding tree roots that might cause you problems, whereas the injuries that can be sustained during road running are much more subtle and often “invisible”. Running on hard-impact road surfaces can lead to all manner of muscle injuries, ones that can side-line a runner for ages. Our local natural environment is a trump card to beat all others! The stunning and varied scenery, the knowledge of that Maori wisdom and the sheer enjoyment of getting up close and personal with nature makes me wonder why we ever bother to run on roads and pavements. So, here’s an off-road route to please the knees as well as your five senses and spirit of adventure. Catch the train to Lewes then set out along Lansdown Place, Friars Walk and Cliffe High Street. Slow the pace down as you negotiate the steep ascent up Chapel Hill to the Golf Club high above the Snowdrop Inn. Then take the ridge path eastwards for a kilometre before dropping down into the valley and up the other side to Mount Caburn. Pause to admire the view. Let it inspire you and fill your brain with the energy to carry on. Follow the path that takes you down to Glynde and a relaxing flat section of running towards Firle. From there choose your own route up on to the

Downs and stand atop the trig point at Firle Beacon for another energy-boosting view. From here, via Bo Peep car park, it’s almost all downhill to the outskirts of Seaford. The distance of that run is approximately 12–13 miles but because of the “hilly” terrain and off-roadness, it probably has the value of a 15-mile run. For anyone who is running their first ever marathon in either London or Brighton this April, I would ask them to make their next marathon an off-road event … and then compare the two experiences. Looking back at my cricket score of marathons the majority were off-road. They may have been slower than my road marathons, had fewer spectators and drink stations but they were generally cheaper to enter and had a greater sense of “in it together”. Weaving your way along a winding bridleway or footpath through a forest, navigating the route from written instructions with the ever present possibility of taking a wrong turning, means there’s a sense of achievement every time you successfully find the next drink station. To be fair though, most off-road marathons are well-signposted and adequately marshalled, and you also recover from them quicker than road marathons. Martin Bulger, founder member of Seaford Striders Running Club



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The donation will be allocated to the charity’s general funds to help continue the running of the monthly drop-in session that now hosts a new sensory movement session. If you would like to know more about this enterprising group please visit their website, http://www.seaforddssnsg.co.uk/ Photo back row – left to right: Paula El Hage, Dave Brown, Jean Vine, Ali Woodman, Mike Alexander




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Jean Vine, President, of the Inner Wheel Club of Seaford, visited a drop-in/ play session run by The Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group, where the children and their families enjoy a morning of fun. She also presented the group with a cheque for £805.64. The photograph above shows Jean, presenting the cheque, surrounded by some of the children.

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How to move forward after a relationship has broken down When a relationship breaks down it can cause conflict and heartache and raise all sorts of questions and worries about what the future holds.

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It can be difficult to manage both the practicalities and the emotional impact of the relationship breakdown. It is therefore important that you get the right advice and support from skilled professionals who are experienced at resolving the kind of disputes that arise when couples separate.

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If you are thinking about separating from your partner, or your partner wants to separate, the best thing to do is take some initial legal advice about your situation and the various options available. In addition to giving you legal advice a family lawyer can also help you by:

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broken down it can be a very emotional time, it maybe impossible to see through the emotions and think objectively. It can make the process much easier if you have a family lawyer on board to keep the focus. try to sort things out without the help of a family lawyer do not understand the considerations that need to be taken into account such as Wills, pension funds, tax liabilities or terms of property ownership, leaving them in a very vulnerable position.

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preview show of Beauty and the Beast Seaford Musical Theatre held a special preview show of Beauty and the Beast on Sunday 5th January for members of local charities including Mencap, Fitzroy (formerly Searchlight) and the Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group.

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Thanks to tireless fundraising by theatre members, and generous support from the Keith Baker Charitable Trust, the special needs groups were able to bring wheelchair users and members with mobility problems for the first time as the theatre has just completed its disabled access and inclusive washroom facilities. The audience of over 70 joined in with the sing-along songs, laughed at the one-liners and enjoyed the array of dazzling costumes on stage.

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Is Court the only Option? Family Law Partners are committed members of Resolution which is an organisation committed to resolving disputes in a nonconfrontational way. Robert Williams, Resolution Specialist and Collaborative Lawyer, shares the options available to keep your relationship dispute away from court.

So what are the alternatives to Court?

In addition to discussing matters between yourselves (with or without legal advice) the options are: • Mediation • Collaborative Law • Arbitration

Can you tell me a little more about these options?

Collaborative Law The collaborative process involves each person having their own collaboratively trained lawyer and discussing issues in a series of meetings. The purpose of these meetings is not to be positional but instead is focused on talking issues through and working out what works for both parties and the family. As part of the collaborative process both the parties and their lawyers sign an agreement confirming that if Court proceedings are issued then the lawyers who have been part of the collaborative process will not act for the parties. This helps to focus the minds of those involved to try and reach agreement rather than simply going through the motions. This option can be used to resolve disputes over money and/or children and is a great way to negotiate Pre-Nuptial Agreements.



This involves the couple meeting with an independent third party who is a trained mediator. The mediator’s role is not to advise them on the law itself but instead, to help facilitate communication between the couple in a safe environment.

Arbitration is perhaps the method that is most similar to the Court process and is aimed at circumstances where a couple simply cannot reach an agreement and require someone independent to make a decision which binds them as if it were a court order.

The process is very much focused on the couple remaining in control and working together to reach an agreement that is acceptable to both of them. One of the key benefits of mediation is that it can help a couple to maintain an amicable relationship and keep the lines of communication open. This is particularly important if the couple have children and will continue to have ongoing communication.

The couple can agree to refer the case to an Arbitrator and chose who makes the decision for them (Arbitration is only available for financial disputes and not for children disputes).

What if the issues are limited? If there is a situation where a couple have been able to reach an agreement over the majority of the issues but there are 1 or 2 key issues which are preventing the conclusion of the case, those individual issues can be referred to Arbitration for determination.

This process can be used to resolve financial disputes and children disputes.


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HELPING OUR CLIENTS FIND A TERM SOLUTION WORKABLE, It is likely that the Arbitration process will LONG be faster If you would like any advice in relation to Family Law Partners are committed a solution-focused approach for and it means that the couple have been able to to delivering the above or any other aspect of family clients. We are the only Sussex based family law firm ranked in the prestigious remain in control over what issues are dealt with. law please contact Robert Williams for Chambers and Partners UK Directory 2013 and can help with:

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Seahaven Lioness Club The Lionesses spent two very busy days in December persuading shoppers in Morrisons in Seaford to take part in their lucky receipt draw. For a payment of £1 the participants’ names were put into the drum, together with a note of how much they had spent on their shopping that day. At 5.00 o’clock on Saturday afternoon Morrisons Duty Manager, Amelia, drew the lucky ticket. The winner was a lady in Seaford who was very happy with the £56.00 she won. It all helps at this expensive time of year.

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3 Clean out the inside of your greenhouse – remove all plants, wash and clean all glass and benches with Jeyes Fluid, use a smoke cone overnight if you want to, replace plants& pots etc ready for spring sowing. 3 Prune redcurrant, whitecurrant and blackcurrant bushes if no frost threatened. 3 Towards the end of the month give hedges their first cut of the year. 3 Put cloches in position to warm the soil before planting or sowing vegetables next month. Cloches should be in place for at least 3–4 weeks to be effective. 3 If we have snow, take care in the garden, keep paths clear, watch out for ice and check ponds.

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Now is the time to prepare to plant your potatoes. Anyone who regularly grows vegetables usually grows potatoes but if you’re new to gardening or new to growing your own veg then please read on. Firstly it is most important that you grow potatoes from certified seed so check with your supplier. If you have not already dug the ground last autumn then do this as soon as possible. Place new seed potatoes in a tray or egg box in a light but cool, frost-free place. They will then start to sprout young shoots. This is not essential but can lead to a better crop later in the year. Potatoes like to be well fed so dig in plenty of manure or compost. Potatoes are graded into three main types, First and Second Earlies then Main crop. Sow First Earlies from March, Second from April and Mains from late April to May. Sow at a depth of at least 4–5 inches and 12 inches apart. As they appear above ground start to “earth them up” by raking the soil into peaks. Harvest from June to September. You can also successfully grow potatoes in containers or bags. These need to be 18 to 20 inches or more in depth and watered well during the year. If you are pleased with the potatoes that you have grown then why not make an entry in our August Show, they may be prize winners!

MEMBERS’ NOTICE BOARD This month’s members’ Social Evening is on Thursday 27th February at 7pm. The guest speaker is Mr Ian Everest on “Newhaven Fort, now and then.” Everyone should by now have received their Annual Programme and Schedule for 2014. If you have not then please contact Sylvia Carter on 01323 891954 or Mike on 01323 898733.

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Seaford Gardening Club At the start of my January report I mentioned the weather we should expect for the beginning of 2014 and into the spring. Unfortunately it has been worse than we hoped, what with high winds, and rain, rain and more rain! The ground is so saturated that not much can be done except tidy up the greenhouse, shed or garden in general. Stories of floods, electricity cuts and damage in some parts of the country have been upsetting to hear and read about. I suppose there is “light at the end of the tunnel” with spring appearing at some stage! At least the bulbs are beginning to push through the ground with winter jasmine and honeysuckle helping to brighten the grey days. The Club held its Christmas meal in December so there are no talk details to report. A number of members and guests enjoyed a delicious meal at The Avondale Hotel in Seaford with the room and tables nicely decorated for the occasion. Jane, Martin and their staff made us most welcome. There was the traditional raffle and quiz, which some found harder to solve than others! Everyone went home suitably fed, watered and entertained – a very good evening. The Club does need a new Speakers’ Secretary from October 2014. We are hoping someone will come forward to fill the post as without a replacement the Club may have to fold after 29 years. Any member (or non-member who would like to join) who feels they could help please contact Anne on 01323 491331. Our next talk, by Peter Hill, entitled “Pills, Potions and Patience” will be on Wednesday, 26 February at the Clinton Centre, Clinton Place, Seaford, starting at 7.30 pm. Please use the front door opposite Tesco. The entrance fee is £2 for a visitor or £10 to join for the year – there are no extra charges. Refreshments are available, if required and raffles are held on some evenings.

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Forget the wind that has been howling around town and the almost unceasing rain at the start of the new year and join us in revelling in the first signs of spring. Seaford Community Garden at the Crouch seems to have something in flower right around the calendar and while you might be forgiven for thinking that January and February are the most gloomy of months, just cast your eyes downwards and see the precious jewels that are somewhat daringly poking themselves out of the soil right now. By the time you read this the snowdrops should be looking lovely, and our famous hellebore bed just to the right as you come in through the big open gates, should be looking marvellous. They seem to get better every year so expect to see, as well as the woodland green ones, an amazing range of colours including red, pinks, whites and a greyish variety that always excites much comment. We planted many more bulbs in the garden last year so are hoping for a good display in the spring. Already we

can look ahead to blossoming glory as we chart the new green shoots emerging. And don’t forget, we have bulbs available at the sales tables for a small donation. Of course we make no excuse for spending a lot of time in the dark months just chatting about the garden, making plans for it, and, um, eating and supping copious amounts of tea and coffee. And this year, instead of avoiding the drips in the poly tunnel we’ve got our wonderful new classroom in which to shelter from the weather. When we can drag ourselves away from its cosiness there’s plenty of tidying up to do, cutting back and preparing beds for the first sowings. Do come and see the garden for yourselves and get to know us if you haven’t already been. We are open each Wednesday from 9.30am to 12.30pm and look forward to greeting visitors and giving them the guided tour. There’s always something different to see. The Garden Team

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WHAT’S ON Feb 2014? Saturday 1st Foundation of Spiritual Healing and Guidance St James’ Clubhouse, Blatchington Road, Seaford

2pm-4pm. Free healing, qualified approved healers in attendance. No appointment needed. Tea and homemade cakes. Donations welcome. Tel: 01323 896192, www. facebook.com/Thefshg Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Sam Jones magical evening in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Basket meals served. Tel: 01323 890087 The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Sophisticated Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk Sunday 2nd Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club Races Piddinghoe Pond, Newhaven 11am. Elford Numbum Winter Sailing Series. www.nssc.org.uk Seaford Twinning Association Tang’s Restaurant, 42 Broad St 12.30pm Chinese New Year Lunch. Two course meal with tea/coffee £6.50. Book with Liz 01323 896315.

Thursday 6th Seaford Inner Light Club St Peter’s Hall, Belgrave Road 2pm. Entertainment, tea & raffle Seaford Bonfire Society Open Committee Meeting The White Lion Hotel, Claremont Road 7.00pm. A chance to join and meet the committee. www.seafordbonfire.co.uk Family Roots, Eastbourne & District Family History Society Ocklynge School,Victoria Drive, Eastbourne 7.00 for 7.30pm. “The Brighton Workhouse” by James Gardner. Visitors £1.50 inc. refreshments, new members welcome. Helen Warren tel: 01323 731792 www.eastbournefhs.org.uk

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Friday 7th Seaford Hard of Hearing Club St James’ Clubhouse, 11 Bltchington Road, Seaford 2pm AGM Tel: 01323 898628

Rotary Young Musician of the Year 2014 Competition Newlands School, Eastbourne Road, Seaford 6pm. For more information www.seafordrotary.org.uk

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Tuesday 11th Sussex Wildlife Trust Pump Barn, Seven Sisters Country Park 10-12.30pm. Introductory morning, education volunteering. For more info contact volunteer administrator Liz Francis lizfrancis@sussexwt.org.uk or call 01273 497562

Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Tom McConville. This Tuesday 4th fabulous fiddler and singer can Seaford Head Probus Club defy gravity by performing them Seaford Golf Club, Blatchington at the same time, whilst exuding Monthly meeting and lunch for oodles of wisdom and charm. members and guests. Tel: 01323 899405 Tel: 01323 896373 www.seafordfolkclub.com Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane 7.30pm - 8.30pm. Sullivan (and Gilbert) Ian Gledhill Tel: 01323 899932 or 01323 893270 Wednesday 5th The Wednesday Group Wesley Room, Cross Way, Steyne Road, Seaford 7.30pm. Norma & Cochrane (New Zealand) Tel: 01323 871292 The Hampden Arms South Heighton Monthly Quiz Night Tel: 01273 514529 or 07873 751166


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Saturday 8th RNLI Newhaven The Lifeboat House, Riverside, West Quay, Newhaven 7pm. Quiz Night with Fish and Chips supper. £7.50 per person (includes supper). Teams of 4. Contact Paula or Graham on 01273 515964 or email rnlinewhaven.society@hotmail. co.uk - Book soon to avoid disappointment! The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Free juke box and pool. Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk

Sunday 9th Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club Races Piddinghoe Pond, Newhaven 11am. Elford Numbum Winter Sailing Series. www.nssc.org.uk

Probus Club of Seaford Seven Sisters Hotel, Alfriston Rd 12 noon for 12.30pm lunch. Monthly meeting with 3-course meal and speaker. Tel: 01323 894939 or 01323 897546

Christine Cooper tells “The Battle of the Trees”. A twisted web of tangled stories, with the mysterious Welsh poem that inspired Tolkien and Shakespere at it’s centre. Plus stories from Guesthouse storytellers. Tickets £6 in advance from Hillcrest café or post a cheque payable to “Guesthouse Storytellers” to Ronda Armitage, Long Cottage, E. Hoathly, BN8 6QP. £7 on the door. Café opens at 7pm. www.hillcrestcentre.co.uk/ activities/storytelling.html Tuesday 11th - Saturday 15th The Synergy Theatre presents Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit The Clinton Centre, Clinton Place, Seaford 7.30pm. Charles & Ruth invite the local medium, Madame Arcati, to dinner so that Charles can watch her conduct a séance and discover the “tricks of the trade”. Needless to say, it doesn’t quite go to plan and confusion and hilarity ensue! Tickets £10/£8 concessions. Call box office on 01273 301444, or from Newberry Tully Estates, or email boxoffice@ thesynergytheatre.co.uk or www.thesynergytheatre.co.uk Wednesday 12th Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd 2-4.00pm. Members and guests. Speaker Cliff Dargonne “Antarctica - Adventures on Ice” Stall and puzzles. www.esfwi.org. uk/seaford.html

Seaford Museum Martello Tower, Esplanade 2.30pm. “The Women’s Land Army - A Sussex Connection” an illustrated talk by Ian Everest. Tickets £2 or £1 for members. Seaford Natural History Society Tel: 01323 898222 St Luke’s Church Centre, www.seafordmuseum.co.uk Walmer Road Seaford & District Stamp Club 2.15pm. Seaford Head Nature Reserve - What’s there? Graeme Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 7.30 Speaker Ray Robbing “Tales Lyons Tel: 01323 491964. www.seafordnaturalhistory.org.uk of a Stamp Dealer” All stamp collectors welcome. Seaford Lecture & Literary Club Tel: 01323 890699 St Leonard’s Church Hall, www.seafordstampclub.co.uk Church Lane Thursday 13th 7.30pm - 8.30pm. Cleopatra, Helen Poole. Tel: 01323 899932 Seahaven RAFA Lunch Venue to be confirmed or 01323 893270. 12pm for 12.30pm. Two-course The GuestHouse Storytellers lunch at either the Royal British Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven Legion or the White Lion. Please 7.30pm. Professional storyteller book one week in advance by phoning 01323 898907

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Seaford German Conversation Group Shorebreak (Sailing club) café. 12-2.00pm, £1 donation, new members welcome. Friday 14th Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 6.00-8.30pm Valentine’s Evening Meal. £8 per head. Tel: 01323 890087 Full Moon Gong Ceremony Gong Gardens, Sutton Road 6.30pm for 7pm start. Voluntary £10 contribution or exchange. Free Gong session and CD for pregnant ladies. For more information tel: 01323 890101 Seaford Community Cinema The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm. “In the Mood for Love” Cert. PG. Tickets £6/£5 Advance booking from Seaford Tourist Information or www. seafordcinema.org The Hampden Arms South Heighton Fab Friday Tel: 01273 514529 or 07873 751166 Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Singers and Musicians Night. Come and share your music and songs with us, or just come and listen. Tel: 01323 899405 www.seafordfolkclub.com Friday 14th - Saturday 22nd Seaford Little Theatre presents “Equally Divided” Styne Road, Seaford Two sisters who meet to settle their dead mother’s affairs have to sort out more than money! This is a play of intelligence, humanity and humour. 7.45pm, matinee 2.30pm Sat 15th Feb. All seats £8. Opening night, matinee and closing night all seats £7. Available from Stitch 13 Broad Street, Seaford. Enquiries 01323 899344 www.seafordlittletheatre.co.uk Saturday 15th Lunchtime Concert St leonard’s Church, Seaford 1.00pm. Rosemary Kemp (Piano). FREE event and self supported by donations. www. seafordparish.org.uk

Seaford Community Cinema The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 2.30pm. “The Good the Bad and the Ugly” Cert. 18. Tickets £6/£5 Advance booking from Seaford Tourist Information or www.seafordcinema.org Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Movie and music quiz Tel: 01323 890087 Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club Seaford Clubhouse 7.30pm Valentine’s quiz www.nssc.org.uk The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Bedraggled. Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk Sunday 16th Friends of Tide Mills Meeting Tide Mills 10am - 12pm. Meet at beach end of the old village road. Help us to care for this special place. For more information email Jim Skinner at: brian.skinner2@ btinternet.com Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club Races Piddinghoe Pond, Newhaven 11am. Elford Numbum Winter Sailing Series. www.nssc.org.uk Age Concern Sunday Lunch The Downs 60 Plus Club, Sutton Corner 12.45pm, Sherry, roast lunch, dessert, coffee/mints and raffle with relaxed and friendly atmosphere. £5.50. To book tel: 01323 899434 The Joyce Campbell Sunday Lunch Club St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road 1pm. Sunday roast and gettogether for Seaford senior citizens. £5. Transport can be arranged. To book and further details tel: 01323 892327 The Corelli Ensemble St Thomas More Church, Sutton Road, Seaford. 4.15pm. Outstanding young British cellist, Ella Rundle, performs with Corelli Ensemble. Playing CPE Bach’s A major concerto. The Corelli Ensemble will also perform pieces by

Mozart and Mandelssohn, based on the theme “Music from Germany”. Tickets £10 in advance by emailing corelliensemble@hotmail.com or on the door £12. Children free! Tuesday 18th Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St Leonard’s Church Hall, Walmer Road, Seaford 7.30pm - 8.30pm. Piers and Pleasures, Chris Horlock Tel: 01323 899932 or 01323 893270. Wednesday 19th Seaford Museum Martello Tower, Esplanade 10-12.00. Kids Half Term Craft Event. Tel: 01323 898222 www.seafordmuseum.co.uk The National Trust Seaford Association (NTSA) Cross Way, Steyne Road 2.30 “Sheffield Park in Spring” by Head Gardener, Andy Jesson. www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/nt

Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club Seaford Clubhouse 7.00pm Safety boat helm and crew workshop www.nssc.org.uk Seaford Music Society Cross Way, Styne Road, Seaford 7.45pm. Phoenix Piano Trio play works by Bach, Beethoven and Schumann. Tickets at the door £12. Tel: 01323 895812 www. seafordmusicsociety.com Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Barry and Ingrid Temple. Barry and Ingrid are singers’ singers so expect wonderful harmonies with great Geordie humour. A mix of Barry’s own and traditional songs. Tel: 01323 899405 www.seafordfolkclub.com Saturday 22nd Bonnets & Bootees Nearly New Baby & Children Sale Clinton Centre, Clinton Place 10am-12noon. Sellers and buyers welcome. www.bonnetsandbootees.com

The Wednesday Group Wesley Room, Cross Way, Steyne Road, Seaford 7.30pm. Val Hammond (Dabbling Movement for Life with painting) Alfriston War Memorial Hall Tel: 01323 871292 and Cuckmere River Valley Pilates, walking and massage. Thursday 20th Seaford Afternoon Flower Club A unique day of R&R offers a restorative retreat for those Baptist Church Hall, Belgrave seeking a chance to enhance Road, Seaford physical, emotional and mental 2.15pm. Talk about the “Lives wellbeing. Suitable for all levels and Art of Canal People” with of fitness and experience. examples of floral designs on Cost £65 includes tuition, watering cans and buckets. For massage/relexology, lunch and more details call Tina Bacon on refreshments. Contact Karen 01323 873162 Hall 01323 873309 email: Sussex Wildlife Trust Seaford karenmoves@gmail.com and Eastbourne Area Group Saturday 22nd Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Seaford Constitutional Club Road, Eastbourne BN21 1UE Crouch Lane, Seaford 7.30pm. Illustrated talk 8pm. Race Night “Understanding Wild Tel: 01323 890087 Flowers” by Sue Buckingham, botonist, wildlife lecturer and photographer. SWT members £2/Visitors £3. Tel: 01323 506540 / 07704 839573 www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/ eastbourne. Friday 21st The Hampden Arms South Heighton Bedraggled Band Tel: 01273 514529 or 07873 751166

The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Free juke box and pool. Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk Sunday 23rd Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club Races Piddinghoe Pond, Newhaven 11am. Elford Numbum Winter Sailing Series. www.nssc.org.uk

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Tuesday 25th Seaford Natural History Society St Luke’s Church Centre, Walmer Road 2.15pm. AGM & Talks Tel: 01323 491964. www. seafordnaturalhistory.org.uk

Seaford and District Horticultural Society St Leonard’s Church Hall 7pm. Member’s social evening. Guest speaker Ian Everest on “Newhaven Fort, Then and Now”. www.seafordhorti.com

Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St Leonard’s Church Hall, Walmer Road, Seaford 7.30pm - 8.30pm. An A-Z of Sussex Churches. Tel: 01323 899932 or 01323 893270.

Friday 28th Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club Seaford Clubhouse 7.00pm Race officer workshop www.nssc.org.uk

Wednesday 26th Seaford Gardening Club Clifton Centre, Clifton Place (please use front entrance opposite Tesco) 7.30pm. “Pills, Potions and Patience” by Peter Hill. £2 for visitors or £10 to join for a year. Refreshments available. Anne Silk Tel: 01332 491331 www. seaford-sussex.co.uk/sgc

Seaford Community Cinema The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm. “Wadjda” Cert. PG. Tickets £6/£5 Advance booking from Seaford Tourist Information or www.seafordcinema.org

Thursday 27th Age Concern Chicago Bridge Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road 1.30pm. Chicago bridge fundraiser. Tickets £6 including tea and biscuits. Tel: 01323 892442 or David Neech 01323 492378 or Lizzy Chapman on 01273 646808 lizzy.chapman@ ageukeastsussex.org.uk or www.ageuk.org.uk/eastsussex

Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Bob Kenward. Best known for his prolific writing of songs and poems about Kent which have been taken up by many local singers. Tel: 01323 899405 www.seafordfolkclub.co The Hampden Arms South Heighton Fab Friday Tel: 01273 514529 or 07873 751166


Artists Group The Palm Tree, 12 Sutton Park Road (next to Nationwide) Weds & Thurs: 10am - 4pm. Local artists - come meet, share and display your works. www.facebook.com/ thepalmtreeseaford

Knit & Craft Chyngton Methodist Church Hall, Millberg Road, Seaford Thurs: 2pm - 4pm. All welcome, come and learn new skills making articles for charities. Tel: Viola on 01323 890271

Knit & Natter The Little Theatre, Steyne Road Weds: 10am - 12 noon. For all Chinese Painting Group Seaford hand knitters, beginners Hellingly Village Hall off A22 to experts. Tel: Eileen on 01323 Weds: 1 - 4pm. Professional Chinese tutor. Materials available. 491638 Lyn on 01323 893412 Beginners and new members Little Acorn Machine Knitting welcome. For more details Club contact: 07986 800730 Baptist Church, Belgrave Rd Eastbourne Moviemakers Club 2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm. Tel: St Luke’s Parish Rooms, Stone Helen Doran on 01323 872218 or email: hdoran@talktalk.net Cross, Pevensey 1st & 3rd Weds: 7.45 - 9.45pm. Newhaven Art Club Members show videos, advice Peacehaven Evangelical Church available, speakers on videoMon: 2pm. Members meet to related topics. Contact Julia paint and draw together with Galvin 01323 507712 discussions, demonstrations, lifedrawing and sketching outdoors. Annual subs. £25. Why not


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An illustrated talk by Ian Everest in the Tower Admission £2.00 or Members £1.00 Wednesday, 19th February from 10:00 to 12:00

Kids’ Half Term Event A craft event for children

Winter Season Opening Times Sundays & Bank Holidays: 11am to 4pm Group visits are available at other times by appointment Archives are open on the first Sunday afternoon of each month Tel: 01323-898222 www.seafordmuseum.co.uk Postal address: P.O.Box 2132, Seaford, BN25 9BH (The SatNav address code is BN25 1JH)

come along and see how you get on? www.newhavenartclub.org.uk Seaford Art Club Downs Leisure Centre Fri: 2 - 4pm. A friendly, active group of enthusiastic, competent artists. Demonstrations, practical sessions, gallery visits and other trips. Tel Anne: 01323 491008 http://seafordartclub.weebly.com Seaford Photographic Society Chyngton Methodist Church Hall Fri: 7.45pm. September to June. www.seafordphotosoc.co.uk

clubs & organisations Air Cadets 1218 Sqn. Air Training Corps Transit Road, Newhaven Mon & Thurs: 7 - 9.30pm. Aged 13 to 17 and interested in aviation? Come along any evening. Tel: 01273 513218

Civil Service Pensioners Alliance Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane 1st Tues of month: 10am. Friendly chat inc. group business and info on pensions/benefits/ socials & days out. Refreshments.

Clinton Centre Café Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Tues: 10.30am - 12pm. Coffee/ tea and biscuit, 80p. Coffee/tea with toast and butter or mini cake £1. Tel: 01323 873262 Coffee Morning & Bring & Buy St Luke’s Church Hall, Walmer Rd Weds: 10am - 12 noon Coffee Pot Chyngton Methodist Church Hall Thurs: 10 - 11.30am. Assorted items on sale. Disabled access. Friendly atmosphere. Tel: 01323 891534 Cuckmere Valley Transition Group George Inn, Alfriston 1st Thurs of month: 7pm Energy Group meeting. Tel: 01323 870409. email: cuckmeretransition@gmail.com www. cuckmerevalleytransition. org.uk Downs 60 Plus Club Sutton Corner, Seaford (Old Flint Building, grounds of Downs Leisure Centre) Mon - Fri: 10-12 noon art class Mon: 2-4pm - art class, whist/ Phase 10. Tues: 2-4pm ladies’ social, rummy kub. Weds: 10.30-11.30am choir. 12.30pm lunch club. 2-4pm bridge, chat

& hobby. Thurs: 10-12 noon Scrabble. First 2 sessions free, £50 annual membership, unlimited weekly sessions (excl. lunch). Come along or tel: 01323 896422 on Tues 10am12 noon. Encompass St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd 3rd Mon of the month: 2 - 4pm. A variety of speakers, tea, sandwiches and cake. All welcome. Tel: 01323 891749 or 894608 or 872281. Friendly Hour Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd Tues twice monthly: 2.30 - 3.30pm. Talks on a variety of subjects. Transport can be arranged. Tel: Rita Evans on 01323 896877 or email: ritaevans@hotmail.com Growing Old Disgracefully Group The Archway & various venues 2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm. Monthly meeting including, talks, discussions and outings. For more details tel: 01323 490154 HIVE Youth Club Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road Fri: 7.15 - 8.45pm. (School year 7 - sixth form). Games, activities, workshops, pool, table football, table tennis, Xbox, Playstation, instruments, social events and trips out, advice, encouragement & guidance. Annual membership £5 (excl. social events and trips). Term time only. Tel: 01323 896009 www.seafordbaptistchurch.org.uk

Meet and Greet Civic Centre, 360 South Coast Road, Telscombe Cliffs Last Saturday of the month 10.30am - 12 noon. Meet and greet group for dementia patients and their carers. Come and join our friendly group for a chat and refreshments. For more details tel 01323 898813 Mercread Youth Centre Mercread Road, Seaford Mon: 6pm - 7pm. Seaford Youth Forum Tues: 3.30pm - 5.30pm. Juniors Youth Club (Year 8 & 9), £1. Weds: 3.30 - 6pm. After School Club (Year 6 & 7), £1. Thurs: 3.30pm - 5.30pm. T.O.A.S.T. Girls Only Group, £1. 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Seniors Youth Club (Year 9+), £1. For more details contact Roger Daw on 01323 892531z0 Midland Bank/HSBC Retirees Group Lansdowne Hotel, Eastbourne Last Thurs of month: 10.30am - 12 noon. Calling all retired members. Coffee, tea and biscuits with friendly people.Tel Mrs Doreen Woodward-Davies 01323 898907 Mitchell House Monday Tea Club 43 Lexden Drive Mon: 3 - 4.30pm. Tea, chat and a game or two. 50p and extra charge to play games (for prize funding). Tel: 01323 891804

National Trust Seaford Association (NTSA) Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 3rd Wed of month (Oct Mar): 2.30pm. Illustrated talks Kids Aloud on a wide range of subjects, Kingswell, 115-117 Vale Road plus outings. New members (Community Church Hall) Fri: 3.45pm - 5.30pm. Free after- welcome. Annual fee £7. Tel: 01323 896399 school activities for children www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/nt aged 4-12. All welcome for games, art and stories. Tel: Tina Newhaven & Seaford Sea 01323 492833. www.kings-well. Cadets org.uk/kids_aloud.htm The Old Church, Chapel Street, Lipreading Classes Newhaven St James’ Clubhouse Mon & Fri: 7pm - 9pm (seniors) Tues mornings: Tel John Fri: 7pm - 9pm (juniors) Eastwood on 01323 891058 Newhaven, Peacehaven & L: IVE Youth Club Seaford Lions Club Seaford Baptist Church, White Lion Hotel, Claremont Rd Belgrave Road 4th Thurs of month: 8pm Fri: 6 - 7pm. (School year meeting. www.npslions.co.uk 3 - 6). Games and activities inc. The Palm Tree pool, table football, table tennis, 12 Sutton Park Road games consoles, craft zones, (next to Nationwide) and a tuck shop. Admission Tues: 10.30am - 12.30pm. £1 inc 50p worth of tuck. Internationals coffee morning. First week free. Term time www.facebook.com/ only. Tel: 01323 896009 www. thepalmtreeseaford seafordbaptistchurch.org.uk

Parish Tea Party St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Rd 3rd Mon of month: 3pm. Tel: 01323 895552

Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Mon: Cribbage & Line Dancing. Tues: 9.30am Slimming World. 3rd Weds: Klondyke Whist. Probus Club of Seaford Seven Sisters Hotel, Alfriston Rd Thurs: Tea Dance/Dance Classes. Fri & Sun: 8.15pm Bingo. 2nd Tues of month: 12pm Tel: 01323 890087 for 12.30pm lunch. Monthly meeting with 3-course meal and Seaford Evening Flower Club speaker. Tel: 01323 894939 or St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd 897546 1st Thurs of month: 7 for 7.30pm demo. Affil. to NAFAS. The Rotary Club of Seaford New members welcome. Seaford Golf Club, Firle Rd Visitors £4.50 inc. refreshments. Weds: 12.45 for 1pm. Weekly Tel Marian on 01273 515544 meeting. Royal Antidiluvian Order of Buffaloes. The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road Sun: 3pm. Weekly meetings Tel: 01323 325121 l.dmurray@yahoo.co.uk The Royal Society of St George Monthly events. England’s leading patriotic society. Contact Chairman 01323 899985 or email: 514928@talktalk.net. St John Ambulance Headquarters, Little Place Lane Cadets Mon: 6.30 - 8.30pm. (10 to 17 yrs) Adults Tues: 7.30 - 9pm Badgers Tues: 5.45 - 7.15 (6 to 10 yrs) currently not running. Tel: 07817 604279 Seaford Afternoon Flower Club St Luke’s Church Hall,Walmer Rd 3rd Thurs of month: 2.30pm. Talks, demos, outings, etc. Past and new members welcome. Visitors £4.50 inc. refreshments. Tel Tina: 01323 873162 Seaford Bonfire Society White Lion Hotel, Claremont Rd First Thurs of month: 7pm. Membership and open committee meeting. www.seafordbonfire.co.uk Seaford Branch ESDA Various locations First Fri of the month: Lunch/afternoon tea to catch up with friends and make new ones.All welcome. Contact Jane on 01323 514531 or email: marianne.colliard@esda.org.uk Seaford Bridge Club Downs Leisure Centre Tues:1.30 - 5pm. Duplicate bridge in a friendly atmosphere for intermediates and above. Fri: 6.30 - 10pm. Duplicate bridge for intermediate and above. Tel: 01323 893022 Email:lesliefowle@tiscali.co.uk

Seaford Head Probus Club Seaford Golf Club, Blatchington 1st Tues of month: Monthly lunch for members and guests. Tel: 01323 896373

Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane Tues: 7.30 - 8.30pm. Illustrated lectures by well-known speakers on a wide range of subjects. From Oct to March. Tel: 01323 899932 or 893270. Seaford Martello Rotary Club Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road Mon: 7.15pm for 7.45pm. Tel: 01323 891009 or seafordmartellorotary@gmail. com Seaford Quakers Seaford Little Theatre, Steyne Rd Sun: 10.30 - 11.30am. Meeting for worship followed by refreshments. All welcome. Tel Joyce Bowley on 01323 892413 Seaford Stroke & Caring Club St James’ Centre, Blatchington Rd Mon: 2 - 4pm. Slides, music, quizzes, bingo, tea and homemade cakes. Some transport available. Tel: Joyce Woodgate: 01323 894547 Seahaven St John Ambulance Coffee Morning Headquarters, Little Place Lane 1st and 3rd Sats 10am - 12noon Seahaven (Afternoon) Trefoil Guild Afternoon Meeting St Leonard’s Church Hall 1st Tues of month: 2.30 4.30pm. Tel: 01323 897959 Seahaven (Evening) Trefoil Guild Evening Meeting Downs Leisure Centre Over 60s Club 3rd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. Tel: 01323 893250 Southdown Bridge Club 60+ Club, Downs Leisure Cnt Weds: 6.30 - 9.45pm. Friendly duplicate bridge for any age. Tel: 01323 892171/896236


The Submariners Association (Sussex Branch) Royal British Legion Club, Claremont Road 1st Fri of month: 7.45pm. For all ex and serving submariners. Tel: Harry Summerton 01323 734132 Sussex Army Cadet Force No. 2 Platoon (Seaford) Mercread Youth Centre, Mercread Road Mon & Weds: 7.30 - 9.30pm. For ages 12 (school year 8) to 18 yrs. For further information email kevin.falconer@serfca.org or tel: 01273 552222 SussexRoamAbility Last Sun of month: Club for disabled people who like to explore the countryside. Tel. 01323 892647 email: sheilamatthews99@aol.com, www.sussexroamability.co.uk Whist Drive St Thomas More Roman Catholic Church Hall Thurs: 1.45pm. £2 inc. tea and biscuits. Tel: 01323 896412


East Dean Farmers’ Market East Dean Village Hall Weds: 10am - 12.30pm. 01323 423481 Made My Monday Market Clinton Centre, Clinton Plave Mon: 10am - 2pm. New local arts, crafts & produce market with café serving lunches and treats. www.facebook.com/ mmm.market, mademymonday@ gmail.com. Tel: 07727 878305 07791 333951

Seaford Community Garden Crouch Gardens next to the Peace Garden Weds: 9.30am - 12.30pm. All are welcome to visit, volunteer or just enjoy the garden. Seaford Police Neighbourhood Policing Team Meet & Greet Downs Leisure Centre Thurs: 3.30pm Meet your local Police Community Support Officers. www.sussex.police.uk

Ladies’ clubs

Blatchington Hill Townswomen’s Guild Clinton Centre, Clinton Place 2nd Tues of month: 7.30pm. New members always welcome. Tel: 01323 899845 or email blatchingtonhilltg@gmail.com Inner Wheel Club of Seaford Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road 2nd Tues of month: 7.30pm. Members only. Seaford Martello WI St Leonard’s Church Hall 2nd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. Tel: 01273 583484 Seaford Sweethearts WI Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd 4th Tues of month: 8pm. We will be making Christmas felt and paper tree decorations, chocolate truffles and mini Christmas wreaths New members welcome. www.seafordwi.co.uk Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd Mon: 10.00am - 12 noon: Art 2.00pm - 4.00pm: Play reading (fortnightly, check with organiser) Wed: 2.00 - 4.00pm Craft, chat, Scrabble (1st Wednesday in the month only) Tel 01323 890506

Newhaven Country Market Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven Thursdays: 9.45am - 1pm. Homemade produce, free-range Seahaven Lioness Club eggs, fresh fish, plants, crafts, café. The Old Plough, Church St, Seaford, Function Room Newhaven Street Markets 2nd Tues of month: 7.30pm. Newhaven High Street Monthly meeting. Tel: 0845 Thurs & Sats: 9am - 2pm. Fresh 8332796 www.npslions.co.uk produce, bread & pastries, fish & seafood, street food, clothes, arts & crafts, household goods, music & drama The Archway fishing tackle, handmade Blatchington Rd jewellery etc. For market stall hire tel 01273 517544 or email: Tel 01323 897590 newhavenmarket@outlook.com www.thearchway-seaford.co.uk Gospelish Choir Quiz Night Mon: 8pm - 9.30pm. Gospel & The Hampden Arms, South soul-inspired music. £7 a session. Heighton Contemporary Choir Weds: 8pm. Tel: 07873 751166 Weds: 12.30pm at Archway, or 01273 514529 8pm at The Trek. Everything from Ellington to Supertramp. £7 per 1.5hr session.


Bishopstone Chorale 10a Hurdis Rd, Bishopstone Sat: 10.30-12.30pm. Small friendly group (est 17 yrs) sing madrigals to songs from musicals. Tenors & basses needed. Tel: 490886.

Seaford Youth Drama Group Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd Mon: groups from 5pm. Tues: 6.15pm, mature group Very reasonable prices. New members welcome. Contact Chris on 01323 892023.

Chyngton Youth Academy of Arts and Drama St James’ Clubhouse Thurs: 4pm. Ages 5-12 Fri: 5.30pm. Ages 12-18. For drama classes contact Ellen on 07791 081935

Southdown Society of Recorder Players St James’ Clubhouse 4th Sat of the month: 2 - 5pm. Contact Phoebe Williams 01323 8943111or email: jgpwilliams852@btinternet.com

Haven Harmonies Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Road, Newhaven Mon: 7 - 9pm. Contemporary repertoire accompanied on guitar. No need to read music. Led by Stella Clifford. £5 per session. 01273 567660 or 07967 438772 stellaathome@ talktalk.net Just Voices ‘a cappella’ harmony Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane Mon: 2 - 3.30pm. All welcome no need to read music. Tel: 07788 166173, email: monmaloney@googlemail.com Seaford Choral Society Cradle Hill School Mon: 7.15 - 9.15pm. Weekly rehearsals. Tel: 01323 492791 www.seaford-choral-society.com Seaford Handbell Ringers St James’ Trust Clubhouse, Blatchington Rd Weds: 10am - 12.30pm or 2 4pm. New members welcome. Tel Joe on 01323 893878

U3A “Hotch-Potch Orchestra” St James’ Clubhouse Fri: 10am - 12 noon. Conductor Pat White. Tel: Phyllys Merrifield on 01323 893882

Seaford Little Theatre Workshop & Social Evening Steyne Road Weds: 7.30 - 10pm (except during productions). Set building, props and backstage activities. Tel 01323 351882 Seaford Musical Theatre The Barn Theatre Tues & Thurs: 7.30pm. Rehearsals - new members welcome. Tel: 01323 492240 Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors The Barn Theatre Weds: 6 - 8pm. Performance based learning for young people. Enquiries: 07710 426321 or email: paulawoolven@hotmail.com Seaford Silver Band The Annexe, Steyne Road Weds: 8 - 10pm. Rehearsals. New members welcome. Tel: 01323 892424 or 07740 646386 visit www. seafordsilverband.co.uk

U3A Recorder Group St James’ Clubhouse Weds: 2 - 4pm. Contact Maggie Jakeman on 01323 895552

Baby & Pre-School

Baby Sensory Development Class The Clinton Centre, Clinton Pl Thurs: Classes for babies 0-13months at 10am and 11.30. Contact us for a free session on 07793 732103 Humpty Dumpty Crèche Parent & Toddler Group Mercread Youth Centre, Mercread Road Mon & Tues: Crèche: 9.15am 12.15pm. Children from 1 year. £11 per session. Mon: Parent & Toddler group: 1 - 3pm. First session free, £1 per session. Tel Mary: 07890 486063 Parent and Toddler Group St Peter’s Church Chapel Rms Tues: 9 - 11am. Open to all Who Let the Dads Out? Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road 2nd Sat of month: 9.30am 11.30am. Parents and toddlers group for fathers, grandfathers or male carers and their pre-school children

sport & dance Aerobics Shakespeare Hall Tues: 6.30pm - 7.30pm. Tel: 07786 425758 www.louisecavefitness.co.uk

Alfriston Badminton Club Pleasant Rise, Alfriston Weds: 8 - 10pm. Small friendly group looking to expand its membership. All standards welcome. Tel: 01323 645210

Ballet, Tap and Modern Bond School of Dance, St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road Weds, Fri & Sat: from 3 years. Free trial class. Tel: 01323 492795 or 07703 485348 www.nikki-b-danceschool.co.uk Beautiful Yoga St James’ Clubhouse, Blatchington Rd Mon: 9.30-10.45am. Tues: 7.308.45pm and Thurs: 1-2.15pm. Tel. 01323 894000 kelly@beautiful-yoga.co.uk Body Vibes Windover Fitness, nr Alfriston Mon: 10am. Weds: 7pm and 8pm, Thurs: 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Tel: 01323 871554/07930 738034. Body Works Seaford Baptist Church Fri: 1.30pm: All age circuits, 2.45 - 4pm: Older adult stretch & tone. £5 pp. Tel: 01323 871554/07930 738034. BOKWA® Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Mon: 8-9pm. Amazing new dance and fitness class. Beginners welcome. Tel: Claire 07711 890956 or 01323 896600 Boxercise® & Bootcamp Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Mon: 7 - 8pm. Fun workout for all, beginners welcome. Fri: 7-8pm Advanced padwork & circuits. Boxercise® Bootcamp The Scout Hut, Fort Road, Newhaven Tues: 7-8pm. Fun workout for all, beginners welcome. Tel: Claire 07711 890956 or 01323 896600 CoreAbility Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Mon & Weds: 6 - 7pm. Shape, tone and strengthen your whole body. Beginners welcome. Tel: Claire 07711 890956 or 01323 896600 Denton Indoor Bowls Club Denton Island, Newhaven Mon - Sun: 9am - 7pm. New members welcome. Tel 01323 899668 Extend Activities to music, suitable for older people. have fun while you improve your balance and mobility, with seated options. For classes and times in the area tel Sandria on 01273 514152

Fitness League Cradle Hill School, Lexden Rd Tues: 7.30 - 8.30pm. Fun and friendly classes suitable for all abilities and ages (term time only).First class free, then £5. Call Jackie on 01435 812950 or 07779 316595 or wood555@aol.com

Line Dancing with Studio In Line Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Mon 7.30 -10pm. All levels Downs Leisure Centre Thurs 9.30 - 10.30am. Absolute beginners, 10.30am - 12pm All levels. Tel: 07931 930770

Football Mercread Youth Centre Tues: lunchtime. Indoor kickabout for Seaford Head Year 7 & 8 students only. Steyne Site sports hall. 5pm - 6pm. Free kickabout for Year 7+, Downs Leisure Centre. Fri: 9 - 10pm. Football Street League session with Brighton & Hove Albion in the Community. Downs Leisure Centre, £1. Tel: 01323 892531 Health Walks Martello Tower/The Salts Café 10am - 11am. New health walks, subsequently to run every first Tuesday (starts from Salts Café) and third Tuesday (starts from Martello Tower) of the month. All ages and abilities welcome. Free, no need to book. Run by The Conservation Volunteers. Tel Paula on 07740 899559, email p.hubens@tcv.org.uk Just Mums on the Run Outside The Salts Café Mon: 9.30am (no buggy). Combine body and tummy toning and stretches with running. Tel Alex 07540 551054 Kids’ Boxercise® Seaford Primary School, Wilkinson Way Tues: 3.30 - 4.15pm. Tel: 01323 896600 or 07711 890956 Line Dancing Daytime classes for mixed abilities. Tel Val on 01323 325993 Line Dancing Mercread Youth Centre, Mercread Road Tues: 5.30 - 6.30pm Beginners, 6.30 - 7.30pm Improvers, 7.30 9pm Intermediates. Fri: 5.30 - 6.30pm Beginners, 6.30 - 7.30pm Improvers, 7.30 9pm Intermediates. Tel Gina on 01273 470456 or 07443 425621

Meditation The Archway, Blatchington Rd Tues: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Simple breathing exercises, relaxation, guided visualisation and mediatation. £5 per session. To book tel: 07956 555688 robinshellsilks@hotmail.co.uk

Line Dancing with the Dance Co. St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd Thurs 9am - 10.15am. Beginners followed by coffee. Tel: 07709 145724, email: donna_steele@rocketmail.com

Meditation The Yurt, side entrance Florence House, Southdown Rd Weds: 7.30 - 8.30pm and Sun: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Come and sample meditation from different traditions. All are welcome. Donation by contribution. Tel Marisha: 07739 440883 Mums’ Fitness Mercread Centre Mon: 9.30am. Burn & Tone Weds: 9.30am. Burn & Tone Fri: 9.30am. Total Toning Seaford Tues: 9.30am. Tots and Tums Thurs: 9.30am. Tots & Tums Children welcome in all classes. £25 for 5. New members first 3 classes £10. www.facebook. com/MumsFitnessUK Tel Alex 07540 551054 Pilates The Archway Arts Centre, Blatchington Road Tues & Thurs evenings Weds, Thurs & Fri mornings Tel Tricia 07941 922129 www.pilatesofseaford.co.uk Pilates - Movement for Life Mon: 9.30am &1.30pm Seaford small groups. 6.30pm mixed ability, Litlington Village Hall. Tues: 7.15pm - mixed ability, Alfriston War Memorial Hall. Weds: mornings, Peacehaven Chiropractic. Thurs: 9.30am mixed ability, St Peter’s Church Hall. 7.30pm - Seaford small group. Tel: 01323 873309 Seaford & District Folk Dance Group Sutton Hall, Downs Leisure Centre Mon: 7.45pm. New members welcome. Tel: 01273 516668 or 01273 585551

Seaford Kurlers Downs Leisure Centre Tues: 2 - 4pm. All welcome. Tel: June Wood on 01323 895376 Seaford Netball Club Seaford Head Sports Hall Mon: 6pm - 7pm. Juniors, age 10-14. £3. 1st & 3rd Mon of the month: 7.15pm - 8.45pm. Development, age 15-18. £4. 2nd & 4th Mon of the month: 7.30pm - 9pm. Seniors, age 19 upwards. £5. New members welcome. Tel: 07724 956649. Seaford Rambling Club Various locations A varied programme of walks for active people. For details tel 01323 894370 or www.seafordrambling-club.freeola.org Seaford Rugby Football Club Salts Recreation Ground Tues & Thurs: 7 - 9pm. Recruiting new players for two teams in the Sussex leagues. Come along or contact Paul Burns on 07732 202208 Seaford Rugby Football Club Junior Training Salts Recreation Ground Sun: 10.30am -12pm. Ages ranging from 6 to 16, a friendly but ambitious squad. Come along or tel 07818 438378 Seaford Striders Running Club From Downs Leisure Centre Mon & Weds (main night): 7pm. All ages and abilities welcome. www.seafordstriders.org.uk Seaford Table Tennis Seaford Head College Sports Hall, Steyne Road Thurs: 7 - 9pm. Players of all levels welcome. Email: john.jrinst@gmail.com Seaford Traditional Dance Group St Peter’s Church Hall Wed: 10am-12pm. Visitors, new members welcome. £3 pw Tel: 01323 897315 Sk8school Inline Skating Hard Football Pitch near the Salts play area, Marine Parade Weds: 10am - 11am & 4.30 5.30pm. Beginners class Learn a new skill and get fit for summer. £8 adults, £5 children. Advance booking essential. Protective gear must be worn and can be hired in advance. Skate hire £5. Call 07988 151632 email: info@simonewells.com www.sk8school.co.uk

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Stress and Relaxation St James’ Centre, Blatchington Rd Weds: 11am - 12pm. Relax your body, calm your mind and take control of your life. Weekly drop-in sessions run by Pia Prince. Tel: 07432 429688 Swimming Lessons Newlands School, Eastbourne Rd Sat: Beginners: 9.15 - 9.45am, Improvers: 9.45 - 10.30am, Improver 2/advanced: 10.30 -11.15am. 6-week courses, £30. Tel: 07989 455020 Tea Dancing Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Thurs: 2 - 4.30pm tea dance with Peter Harvey. Tel: 01323 890087 Wave Leisure Health Walks From Downs Leisure Centre Thurs: 10am. Tel: 01323 490011 Wellness Centre, Seaford Sun: 9am. FREE Fit Club All ages and abilities, includes advice on nutrition. Tues: 9.15am. FREE health walks. FREE sports nutrition talks and evaluations by appointment 1:1 or for clubs and groups. Booking required call Sue: 07969 041865

Yoga – Beautiful Yoga St James’ Clubhouse, 11 Blatchington Road Mon: 9.30am - 10.45am. Tues: 7.30 - 8.45pm Thurs: 1pm 2.15pm. All levels welcome Tel: 01323 894000. Email: kelly@ beautiful-yoga.co.uk www.beautiful-yoga.co.uk Wave Leisure Centre, Sutton Road Thurs: 10.30am - 11.30am (all year). All levels welcome. Tel Kelly: 07828 829965 or email: kelly@beautiful-yoga.co.uk Yoga Classes for the Less Able St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Rd Thurs: 11am - 12pm. Seaford Group of Eastbourne & South Wealden Multiple Sclerosis Society. Exercises on floor and chair with trained yoga teacher. £4 per lesson. Tel. 01323 492351 Yoga – Seahaven Yoga The Archway, 1 Blatchington Rd Weds: 6.30pm, Sat: 9.30am Summerhayes Centre, Marshall Lane, Newhaven Thurs: 6.15pm. Gentle traditional yoga. The Anahata Health Clinic 119/120 Edward St, Brighton Weds: 10.45 - 11.45am. Gentle yoga for those with

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ME & Chronic Fatigue or who just want to take it easy. Tel 07983 622840/01323 892638 seahavenyoga@btinternet.com www.seahavenyoga.co.uk Yoga with Therese Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Mon: 6.30 - 8pm Cradle Hill School, Lexden Rd Thurs: 6.30 - 8pm Private Studio in Seaford Weds & Thurs: 10 - 11.30am and 6.30 - 8pm. Beginners and intermediates welcome. Tel Therese: 07515 961327 or email: freeflowyoga@aol.com Zumba, Aerobics, Toning & Fitsteps with Louise Aerobics: Tues 6.30pm. Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Fitsteps: Mon 6pm. Newlands School, Seaford. Tues 7.45pm. Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Toning: Tues 11am, Thurs 11am Mercread Youth Centre Zumba: Tues 10am, Zumba, Mercread Youth Centre. Weds 7.30pm, Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven. Thurs 10am Mercread Youth Centre Zumba Gold: Wed: 9.30am (term time only), Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven. 11am Church Hall, Edith Ave, Peacehaven. Thurs: 2pm, Mercread Youth Centre. Tel: 07786 425758. www.louisecavefitness.co.uk Zumba For Kids Scout Hut, Salts Rec Ground Sats: 10am. Kids 8+ years Limited spaces - to reserve places tel 07892 884944.

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12-Week Community Weight Loss Challenge The Wellness Centre, Seaford Tues: 10.30am Thurs: 6.30pm. £35 (£2.90 pw) with chance to win £300. 1:1 consultations for health and wellness including 3 day weight loss trials. For mor information Tel: 07969 041865 www.weightlossseaford.co.uk Overeaters Anonymous Co-op Supermarket, Peacehaven Thurs: 7.30pm. A self-help group for people who wish to change their behaviour around food and eating. Tel: Ruth on 07956 393998 Skincare Consultations Wellness Centre 1:1 or groups - gifts for hostess. Call Sue on 07969 041865 Slimming World Seaford Constitutional Club Tues: 9.30am Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Thurs: 7.30pm. Tel: Annette 07581 751116 or 01273 757339 Weight Loss Challenge & Wellness Club WellnessWorks Fri: 11am. £35 for 12 weeks. Free private consultation by appointment. Tel 01323 897671 Herbalife Healthy Breakfast & Sampling Free. Tel 01323 897671 Skin Care Workshop & Facial Free. Tel 01323 897671

Weight Watchers 60 Plus Club, Downs Leisure Ctr Zumba & Fitsteps With Becky Mons: 9.45am. Join us and relax Chyngton School, Milberg Road with a cup of coffee or tea. Mon: 6.45 - 7.45pm & 8 - 9pm, Leader Sally 01273 605749. Zumba www.weightwatchers.co.uk Cradle Hill School, Lexden Rd Weight Watchers Tue: 7.15pm - 8pm, Fitsteps Seaford Constitutional Club Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven Weds: 5.45pm. Come along and Thurs: 7pm - 8pm, Zumba learn about ProPoints. Contact Discounts for loyal cards. Sue on 07786 967000. Tel: 07892 884944

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