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SEAFORD Scene February 2017 Issue 118

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Welcome Welcome to the February issue of Seaford Scene. So 2017 is well and truly on it’s way this month. We celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th and Shrove Tuesday on the 28th see pages 29, 54 and 70. We have theatre productions from Seaford Little Theatre on page 84 and the Synergy Theatre on pag 55 and Peter White, Seaford’s Town Crier is celebrating 40 years as a cryer. Take a look back at his time as the Town Crier on page 62. Dare we step out into the garden yet? Of course we should – articles from Seaford Community Garden on page 113 and A View from the Potting Shed on page 116 will help you to do so. We have news from Seahaven Storehouse on page 121 and Louise and Steve Silver explain how they very kindly gave up their time on Christmas Day to support others in Seaford, see page 10. We have sports updates from Seaford Walking Football Club, Seaford Striders, Seaford Kurlers and Cycle Seahaven, and musical news from Corelli Ensemble, Concentus and Seaford Choral Society. Oh, and turn to page 66 for this months Who’s Who – a keen supporter of the Love Heart Café... Happy Valentine’s! Fran Tegg. Editor


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Stage Arts and cultural events in the Seaford area Welcome to the latest of our regular updates on what is going on within Seaford’s vibrant arts and cultural scene, compiled by Robin Shell and myself.


Seaford Community Cinema at the Barn Theatre is screening Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, about the jealousy and rivalry between Mozart and Salieri, from the Olivier Theatre on Thursday 2nd February at 7pm. This is followed on Friday 3rd February by Julieta, a tender melodrama based on three Alice Munro stories. The following Friday, the 10th, there’s the Woody Allen Film, Café Society, set it in the 30s, and the next day, the Saturday matinée at 2.30pm is The Beatles, Eight Days a Week. Thursday 16th February has Saint Joan beamed live, from 7pm, and on 24th February it’s a film called Mustang, a portrayal of what it means to be young women in Turkey. On Thursday 9th March at 7pm Ruth Wilson as Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler takes to the stage in a production directed by Ivo van Hove. In this modern interpretation by Patrick Marber, Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already rocky. The following day at 7.30pm visit the New Zealand bush for Hunt for the Wilderpeople (12A), a family comedy in which a fostered city kid goes on the run to avoid being moved to another home. The season concludes with Things to Come (12A) on 24th March, a French film about a philosophy teacher who sets out to


Seaford Little Theatre is going for comedy with its next production, Ladies’ Day, written by Amanda Whittington and directed by Dennis Picott, from Friday 17th to Saturday 25th February, Saturday matinées 2.30pm, otherwise 7.45pm. Work, love and life are just one hard slog for the fish-filleting women, Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. Their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot the year it relocates to York. Out go the hairnets and wellies as the four ditch work, do themselves up to the nines and head off for a drink, flirt and flutter. Box office: Redgold opticians, Broad Street.


Seaford has its own poetry day on Saturday 18th February at the Arts@theCrypt gallery, with an afternoon’s writing workshop and an evening of readings and entertainment. Cult photographer, Teresa Neal, presents In the Eye of Noir from 20th to 27th February at the gallery, when she showcases her black-and-white work from 12 noon until 8pm each day (Friday 24th until 7pm). She provides an opportunity to see an eclectic range of work focusing on the dark flip side of life. Designer scarves will be on sale, visitors can take part in a papercraft workshop on Tuesday 21st February from 6-8pm and there will be talk by the artist at 4pm on Saturday 25th February. Free. Please email details about forthcoming events, two months in advance, to robinshell63@ These will be used in full on our blog at and edited for this feature. Andrea Hargreaves Photos from top: Intense rivalry between two great composers is portrayed in Amadeus at Seaford Community Cinema; the bitter-sweet Julieta at Seaford Community Cinema, ‘Noir’ by Teresa Neal at Arts@theCrypt

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SEAFORD U3A Well, the New Year is here and our spring courses have started. In this article, there’s a piece about our visit to Frogmore, which members really enjoyed, and news about forthcoming events. Frogmore House near Windsor is the retreat which has been used by members of the Royal Family for many generations. Diana Burton said that the group arrived via the River Thames and the magnificent Jubilee Fountain, where a cascade of water splashes down over a shaped crown. The group was really impressed with the Queen’s guides at Frogmore who were very informative on their one-anda-half-hour tour of the house. They pointed out that Queen Charlotte (wife of George III), as well as Queen

Victoria and her daughters were really talented artists. Sculptures by Princess Louise were on show, and the collection by the Queen Mary made compelling viewing, as did the memorabilia from the Royal Yacht Britannia, which Prince Philip had put on show in another room. We had a brief visit to the grounds to see where the Queen and her family regularly take their picnics, and then we went on to visit the Savill Garden. We were so lucky that the sun accompanied us and made each garden room all the more delightful. Plants were well labelled and helpful sign posts guided us around. Finding the hidden garden and then finding a way out was a brain teaser! Flowers were out in abundance, a positive riot of colour! This was a thoroughly enjoyable treat! Now on to news of forthcoming events for U3A Members – remember to bring your membership card with you to these events! The first is our Tea Party at the Constitutional Club on Monday 6th February 2pm-4pm. Do come along to hear an interesting talk, have some tea and cake, and meet up with friends. Book in advance on 01323 895598 before 10am on 6th February. Tickets are £4.

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Our next is our monthly Coffee Morning and Chat at the Constitutional Club on Wednesday February 15th 10am to 12 noon. Entry is £1 to cover the cost of coffee and hire of the room. Meet committee members and friends and find out what will be coming along next for you including outings, courses etc. The Winter Talk at the Downs will be held at the Downs Leisure Centre on Thursday 16th February between 2pm and 4pm. We are pleased to welcome Kevin Gordon who will be giving a talk on ‘Quirky Sussex’, which we are sure is going to be amusing! Entry plus tea and coffee is free to U3A members. Seaford U3A is also a member of SUN (Sussex U3A Network) and all members are entitled to go to their workshops and study days across Sussex. The March Study Day in Hailsham will be on the subject of Charles Dickens. Contact 01323 893392 for further information. Photos: Frogmore House; Frogmore House grounds.

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OUR CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH This year Steve and Louise Silver decided to organise a Christmas Day Lunch at St James’ Trust in Seaford, for those on their own this year. “We wanted to give something back, rather than do the usual sitting in front of the TV, eating and drinking too much,” explained Steve. So, organising began at the end of August, by approaching St James’ Trust with the idea. The go-ahead was given, with the promise of the free use of the premises for the day. A group page on Facebook was started – and a plea for volunteer help was put out. This gained a fantastic response, so they knew they would have plenty of help. “Our idea was to cater for 20 guests and give each a shoe box containing daily essentials, as well as a present. So we advertised for donations of any sort, as well as cash donations and empty shoe boxes for us to fill,” said Steve. This was very generously supported by local individuals and businesses in Seaford, with notable donations of the turkey from the Grumpy Chef, via Walbrins Butchers, the ham and vegetables from local residents Eddie King and Catherine James, and very generous donations from Seaford Martello Rotary and the Bay Tree Pub. All together, the donations allowed Steve and Louise to fill the shoe boxes with useful items. It also allowed them to provide three return taxis for guests and a four-course Christmas lunch for 20 guests plus the three Christmas Day helpers who wanted to have lunch. There was also


money left over that will be going back to St James’ Trust for next year’s event. As the day came nearer, Steve and Louise had meetings with volunteers so that they could all meet each other and exchange ideas. They also booked entertainment for Christmas Day. Eventually a list of volunteers and a timetable for the day were finalised. They then had a shoe box filling session, shoe box wrapping session, and, on Christmas Eve, they had the day to set up the hall ready for lunch the following day. Christmas Day went extremely smoothly, with the kitchen starting at 9am and the whole day concluding at 3pm, with entertainment from a local banjolele group, Egyptian dancing and an entertainer singing old-time songs. It took Steve and Louise many days and weekends off to organise, but none of this would have been possible without the very generous support of Seaford residents and businesses – what a great town to live in. Here’s to next year! Local businesses supporting the event include: The Grumpy Chef, C. Walbrin & Sons Butchers, Photobox, Round-a-Pound, Church Lane Flowers, Beacon Taxis, Seaford Martello Rotary Club, The Bay Tree Inn, Onneke , JK Pope, Millies, Tansley’s Printers, Redgold Opticians, Sedici, St James’ Trust, Gingerfit, Old School Surgery, Age Concern Seaford and Elite Foods. Photos: Festive volunteers; guests enjoying their Christmas lunch.

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Centenary Spring Concert Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Saturday 13th May 2017, 7.30pm St Leonard’s Church, Seaford

The Society’s Centenary season continues from January, when we start rehearsing for the magnificent finale to our celebrations. We shall be performing GF Handel’s ‘Messiah’ at our concert in May, arguably the best-loved musical work of all time. The choir is relishing singing this beautiful music with the Music Director, Anna Tabor, and we hope to delight our audience then singing such perennial favourites as ‘And the Glory’, ‘For Unto Us a Child is Born’, ‘Hallelujah’ chorus, climaxing with ‘Worthy is The Lamb’ and ‘Amen’. We shall have four excellent soloists singing what must be the most popular arias ever written for oratorio. Following the success of our November concert, we anticipate a capacity audience, so please book early to avoid any disappointment.

Further information relating to the concert in May will be announced soon and tickets will be on sale from our supporters, Newberry Tully Estate Agents, 53 Church Street, Seaford. Annual ‘Almost Instant’ Good Friday 14th April 2017, 7pm. Stainer’s ‘Crucifixion’, St Leonard’s Church. We welcome all singers to join us for this Easter event. Details of future events and information on how to join the choir can be found on the Society’s website at Photos from top: Choir rehearsal in St Luke’s Church; Handel’s statue in Westminster Abbey.

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ is one of the most beloved musical works of the western world, and is the mainstay of any reputable choral society. Handel composed the music for the ‘Messiah’ over the course of just 24 days in 1741, after receiving the libretto sent to him by his patron, friend and collaborator, Charles Jennens. It is not entirely accurate to say that Jennens wrote the libretto because it is comprised of Bible passages. Jennens used verses from 14 books of the Bible to tell the story of God’s son from his foretelling by the prophets, to Jesus’ birth, death and resurrection to the heavenly celebration of his triumph over evil and death. Following an invitation from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to visit Dublin, Handel took his new oratorio there and in April 1742 his work was premiered. It has been performed across the land ever since then. To advertise in Seaford Scene please call 01273 710793 or email


CONCENTUS SINGS CHRISTMAS AT ST LEONARD’S In the afternoon of Saturday 10th December, members of a packed audience left St Leonard’s Church uplifted and energized, having just experienced perhaps the very best concert Concentus has delivered to date. They had been treated to a glittering Christmas package of song, an eclectic mix of popular festive pieces, well-loved carols and less known ones, familiar classical works and humorous items, sung by the full choir, three different groups, individuals and a trio, with piano and organ accompaniment. What a feast! And what a triumph for this large choir, whose obvious enjoyment and dedication to their singing shone through their performance. Their warm, polished and professional delivery, achieved by excellent, sensitive direction from their Musical Director, Adrian White and months of hard work and practice, fully engaged the audience, and held their interest and attention throughout the packed programme. There were many highlights in this concert – too many to mention individually – but all were marked by what is one of the major hallmarks of Concentus: the skill and the ability of Adrian to draw out the nuances of feeling and emotion from each piece sung. The audience experienced this in, for example, ‘Benedictus’ (from K. Jenkins, ‘The Armed Man’) where the quality of the singing conveyed feelings of loving – kindness, comfort, calm, which then burst into the explosively exultant ‘Hosannas’, returning to peace and beauty as the last phrase slid like gossamer silk through the air, to fade to the merest echo of sound. A very short piece, but so emotive – one audience member said she found it immensely moving. There was a very different genre of song in ‘Do you want to build a Snowman’ (from ‘Frozen’ by K. Anderson-Lopez and R. Lopez), but again the audience was fully in touch with the emotions it was expressing. The excitement of five-year-old Anna, calling to her sister Elsa to ‘come on, let’s go and play’ in the snow, and the puzzlement and sadness when Elsa told her to go


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VALENTINE’S DAY Ah Valentine’s Day. Beloved by couples, greeting cards companies and florists the world over. But why do we give gifts and cards on 14th February? Valentine’s Day actually started as a Christian day to worship Saint Valentine, or rather St Valentines as there were several. The main one associated with Valentine’s Day was a priest in Rome, who is believed to have been executed on 14th February, almost two thousand years ago. Some historians believe that his crime was performing the marriage of Christian couples. The emperor at the time, Claudias II, was not a fan of the church and had supposedly forbidden people from marrying. It is said that he thought young men would be less prepared to die in battle if they had a wife at home to mourn them. Instead, he encouraged them to take several lovers. Valentine continued to perform marriage ceremonies in secret, but was discovered and sentenced to death. The story goes that Valentine healed the daughter of one of his jailers, and, on the day of his execution, left her a note, and signed ‘From your Valentine’. How much of this actually happened, we’ll likely never know.

While 14th February is the most popular date for St Valentine’s Day, the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates it on 6th July. Other cultures and countries have different festivals to celebrate love. Columbia, for example, has Día de Amor y Amistad (Love and Friendship Day) on 20th September. Unlike Valentine’s Day, Día de Amor y Amistad isn’t just about romantic love, however. People might invite friends over for dinner, and give small gifts to family members. Whether you’re celebrating with a loved one, heading out with friends, or doing your best to ignore the day altogether, we wish you a happy Valentine’s Day. Kate Duggan

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St Valentine’s Day started to be associated with love around the 14th century, when the idea of romantic love gained popularity. Geoffrey Chaucer referred to Valentine’s Day in The Parliament of Fowls, as a day when birds would meet their mate. A poem by the Duke of Orleans, which he wrote for his wife while imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415, is believed to be the oldest surviving Valentine’s Day gift. The Duke wrote: Je suis déjà d’amour tanné Ma trés doulce Valentinée (I am already sick of love My very gentle Valentine) However, it wasn’t until many years later that the giving of tokens of love on Valentine’s Day became commonplace. In Victorian times, cards were hand drawn, and hand cut. They would have been quite expensive, so were cherished and many still survive today.

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Belgium doesn’t do food quite as well as it’s larger neighbour France, but it makes a pretty good stab at beer. So it’s hardly surprising that the foaming stuff finds its way into Belgian cooking. This month I’m featuring a traditional Flemish dish ‘Carbonnade de boeuf à la flamande’. I’ve adapted this from a Delia Smith recipe – it’s a hearty stew to come home to on those cold, dark winter evenings, and if beef and beer alone aren’t enough, it comes with bread and cheese floating on the top as well. This should cheer up even the grumpiest of commuters, but to be on the safe side, serve with bottles of beer.



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Method: Drizzle the garlic oil onto a warm baking

tray, place the bread onto the tray, turning so that both sides are coated. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 180°C until crisp. Place a flameproof casserole over direct heat, add the oil and fry the meat, 3 or 4 pieces at a time, until they turn a dark mahogany colour on all sides and set aside. Make sure you don’t overcrowd the pan or they will create steam and never become brown. When all the meat is ready, add the onions to the pan, still keeping the heat high. Toss them around until they become darkly tinged at the edges. Add the crushed garlic, let that cook for about 30 seconds or so, then turn the heat down. Return the meat to the casserole and sprinkle in the flour. Using a wooden spoon, stir until all the flour has been absorbed into the juices. Now gradually stir in the beer and, when it’s all in, let the whole thing gently come up to simmering point. While that’s happening, add salt, freshly milled black pepper and the thyme and bay leaves. Then, just as it begins to bubble, put the lid on, transfer it to the centre shelf of the oven at 150°C and leave it there for 2½ hours. Just before you want to serve the beef, pre-heat the grill, spread the croutons with the mustard and sprinkle them with the grated Gruyère, then arrange them on top of the meat and pop the casserole under the grill until the cheese is bubbling. Enjoy! Julian O’Vegetables is an alter ego of Alan Lindsay

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FRIENDS OF TIDE MILLS The Friends of Tide Mills met on Sunday 18th December and had what proved to be a record breaking event – 25 (the highest number ever) of us collected nearly a record amount of rubbish – three large stockpiles of bulky, mainly fishing industry related discard (nets, fish baskets, line etc.), and 20 sacks worth of smaller items. Almost all of the items recovered have undoubtedly blown in off the sea, proving, once again, those who make their living from the sea appear to be the main dumpers into it – this is of course shameful. The photo (taken by member David Turvey) gives an idea of how much we collected. On a much more cheerful note, we were joined by two new members. We all then participated in our annual Christmas Picnic, to celebrate the end of another very successful year in helping to preserve this fantastic area of open space on our doorstep. Our next meeting (which is always the third Sunday of the month) is taking place1on Sunday 15th cloud-free-adverti.pdf 7/13/2015 2:52:04 PM February,

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With reviews like ‘Epic. Wonderful. A stupendous revival’ – Time Out and ‘Note perfect. Fresh, vital and musically inventive’ – Daily Telegraph, it’s no wonder that tickets to ‘Amadeus’ at London’s Olivier Theatre were like gold dust. So hooray for the NT Live screenings that give Seafordians the chance of a front row stalls view of this acclaimed production being hosted by the town’s community cinema at the Barn Theatre on Thursday 2nd February at 7pm. This revival of Peter Shaffer’s play is directed by Michael Longhurst and stars Lucian Msamati as jealous court composer Salieri, Adam Gillen as prodigy Mozart, with the Southbank Sinfonia. The theatre season continues on Thursday 16th February at 7pm with a screening of Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan, the martyr whose mission to drive the English from France threatened the Catholic Church. It is directed by Josie Rourke and stars Gemma Arterton. Ruth Wilson as Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler takes to the stage on Thursday 9th March at 7pm in a production directed by Ivo van Hove. In this modern interpretation by Patrick Marber, Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon, and the relationship is already rocky. All plays have a 12A rating. Pencil in your diaries for further NT Live screenings on 6th April, 11th May and 10th June. Watch this space, and book early! Community Cinema screenings bring with them all the treats of live theatre, with drinks beforehand, orders for the interval, and now, delicious ice creams from local company Holy Cow, plus opportunities to meet the cast.

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The cinema is showing a great variety of films from now until the end of March, with performances on Friday evenings starting at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. On 3rd February it’s Pedro Almodóvar’s tender melodrama ‘Julieta’ (15), based on three Alice Munro stories. Woody Allen’s ‘Café Society’ (12A) on 10th February is a tribute to the golden age of 1930s New York. It sees Steve Carell heading to Hollywood where he falls in love,


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Don’t miss the special fundraising screening of ‘Cage’ (15) by Seaford-based writer/director Warren Dudley on 3rd March. This joint venture with the Barn Theatre is to raise funds for a new kitchen and includes a Q&A with the director and with cast member Lucy-Jane Quinlan. She plays Gracie, a Seattle chat lines worker who has to fight for her life imprisoned in a cage. Tickets for this production are £10 including free drink and canapés. Tickets for all productions can be bought in advance via the website,, from the information centre in Church Street, or in person after the doors open half an hour before each performance. Films cost £6 for non members, £5 for members and £3.50 for children, and NT Live screenings are £13.50 for non members, £12.50 for members and £8 for children. Photos: Scene from Woody Allen’s ‘Café Society’; Eight Days a Week turned into a Hard Day’s Night for The Beatles.

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SEAFORD AFTERNOON FLOWER CLUB We are all looking forward to our first meeting of the New Year, which will be held on 16th February 2017 and will be a demonstration by Graham King entitled ‘I’ve Had an Idea’. Graham is an entertaining and accomplished demonstrator from the Surrey area and I am sure we will be in for a treat. We did not meet in January, and our previous meeting in December was a demonstration by various club members. It was most entertaining to see their interpretations of floral decorations for the festive season. We also asked members to bring a table decoration which could be raffled at the end of the afternoon. We were overwhelmed with the number of contributions and beautiful creations. We are pleased that our members are so enthusiastic and keen to participate.

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Newsletter Winter 2016/17

Welcome to our Winter 2016/17 Newsletter, which we hope you will find useful and informative. We trust all our Members and prospective Members had an enjoyable Christmas period and we wish you all a prosperous New Year.


There have been a number of changes to our Committee over the past couple of months as follows: Annmarie Roberts has taken over as Membership Secretary, following the sad passing on of Martin French. Bob Evans has taken over as Treasurer from Richard Bosworth, who is now Treasurer of another organisation, but remaining on this Committee. Also, Nicky Slater has stepped down as Publicity Officer, and that important position is vacant and needs filling as soon as possible. Please see the details further on in the Newsletter.


We set ourselves the goal of achieving 1,200 Members for 2016 and we fell just short of this figure at 1185 Members. This does, however, make a striking contrast to a few years ago, when we had under 200 Members. Our aim for 2017 is to maintain the 2016 figure and improve this if possible. We already have had a good number of Members join up for 2017 and expect this to continue with the publication of this Newsletter and the one in the forthcoming Spring. A Membership Form for 2017 is printed after this Newsletter, and we also have the facility to join and pay subscriptions on line (simply go to www. and follow the instructions). Currently, approximately 1 in 6 Members use the on-line facility.


Our Rates have remained unchanged again for 2017, i.e £3 per household, reduced to £2 for a Senior Citizen. We write four Newsletters per year, and for those who have renewed or joined up for 2017 and supplied an email address, we also send out a bi-monthly email update, which includes details of local crime and outlines the latest scams etc to be aware of. We also pass on urgent information from Sussex Police and National Neighbourhood Watch as appropriate.


There have been a number of burglaries recently in Seaford, either overnight, or during the late afternoon when it is dark and houses or property are empty for the day, maybe while the owners are out at work etc. In November, a Charity Shop was burgled one night, and cash and collection tins were stolen. On 11th December a home in Hurdis Road was burgled during the afternoon/evening and cash and treasured personal possessions were stolen. On 15th December four homes were broken into and cash taken, although laptops and other electrical items were left alone. These four burglaries were all within the same timeframe and were located relatively close together, so the Police suspect they were carried out by the same persons as they are so similar. Enquiries for these three incidents are ongoing, but they do highlight the need to make sure your home looks ‘lived in’ whenever possible. Please consider the use of timers for an indoor light so that it gives the impression of someone at home after dark. Notwithstanding the above incidents, Seaford does remain a low crime area, although we urge precautions at all times, such as locking doors, locking cars when on your drive, keeping windows secure,

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using external security lights, putting an indoor light on a timer etc.


Police Panel Meetings used to be held every three months at various venues throughout Seaford. They were open to the public, and gave the opportunity to meet Police Officers direct and raise or discuss any issues concerning your local area. It is with regret that the Police have had to suspend these meetings due to the re-organisation and redeployment of officers. NHW did make provision to have a replacement section at our own AGM and Deliverers Meetings in lieu, but the interest was so low, that we have dropped the initiative as well. Your only direct contact with the Police is now via their Website, or the Emergency and Non Emergency phone numbers, (999 or 101) or the Police Desk at Seaford Police Station Mon to Fri 10:00 to 14:00 hrs.


We would like to remind you that Seaford & Bishopstone is a single ‘No Cold Calling Zone’ and you are fully entitled to ask unwanted callers at your home to leave immediately. If they persist, you are equally entitled to call 999 and report this as an incident and ask for police attendance. In respect of the No Cold Calling Zone, there is a supply of new style door/window stickers available from the Police Desk or direct from the Chairman if you haven’t already got one and would like to display one. These new signs are A6 size and have a peel off back and stick directly to the inside of your window.


We are pleased to confirm that our recent project for 2016 to replace faded street signs, replace missing signs, update those with out of date phone numbers and to install a number of signs at new locations has

been completed. There is now a NHW sign and a ‘No Callers Here’ sign at the three road entrances to Seaford and also at the entry to Bishopstone, as well as at nearly 50 other various locations around the town.


If you go to our website pages at www.sandbnhw. there is a link to the December edition of Watch Out Magazine. Although it has a festive season theme, it contains a number of interesting articles concerning financial scams, home security, unwanted traders, plus other items and we recommend you have a look at it.


There are many, many scams in operation, usually by phone, via the internet and emails, personal callers and by unsolicited post. Whilst we cannot cover them all, our advice is that you should never be duped by any offer or notification you are not expecting, and to exercise extreme caution if replying to or accepting an offer. Three recent ones that have surfaced in Seaford recently are: • You are called and offered a Utility Discount and asked for your Bank details to set it in motion. Beware, this is almost certainly just a ruse to get your details. • On the back of the increase in Cold Calls, you are actually called and offered a ‘Call Blocker’ at a good price. These are undoubtedly poor quality and may not even work, so always buy such equipment from a reputable dealer, not someone who calls you out of the blue. • There have been reports of a gentleman leaving Calling Cards and then returning to offer a price on

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Seaford and Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch Association ‘Promoting Good Citizenship, Neighbourliness and Crime Reduction.’ furniture and other items you may like to sell. Please use caution if you are called this way, and be very wary in giving access to your home for people to look around. In addition, some of the most authentic looking and common ones at the moment are where you receive a letter or an email from the following: • The HMRC advising you that you have a refund waiting collection and to provide them with your bank details for payment. • From a Bank, saying your account has been compromised and you need to reconfirm some security questions. • From a Courier company saying you have a parcel, but they need an Administration Fee to release it. • A letter arrives advising you that you have won a competition you did not enter and to send an upfront ‘admin fee’ to release the winnings. We strongly urge that you do not open any attachment or link associated with this type of email, unless you are absolutely certain the email is genuine.


In respect of the door to door delivery of the Autumn 2016 Newsletter, there were a number of Deliverers and Co-ordinators who had to pull out for various reasons, and whilst we tried to fill the gaps as best we could, we were not able to get them all delivered. We apologise if you did not get the last Newsletter and are publishing a list of the roads and areas affected in the hope we get new volunteers to fill the gaps before the Spring 2017 Newsletter is printed.


On the same overall topic, we urgently require a replacement for Nicky, our recent Publicity Officer, and would be pleased to hear from anybody who may have an interest in this varied and important role. The main duties are as follows:


• Produce the four Newsletters per year and arrange for these to be published (two per year in Seaford Scene, two per year bulk printed and hand delivered). • Maintain the lists of Co-ordinators and Deliverers, including their organisation, and follow up opportunities to fill vacancies. • Top level distribution of the Newsletters to the Co-ordinators, who then pass them on to the various Deliverers. • Input into the bi-monthly Email Updates. • Input into our Facebook Page. • Input into our Website Pages. • Committee Member A working knowledge of Microsoft Word is desirable, and an understanding of Social Media would be desirable, but not essential. The workload runs in peaks and troughs, busy when a Newsletter is being prepared and distributed, less so between editions.


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; please visit the National NHW website at:


Our AGM for 2017 has been arranged for Thursday 16th March 2017, 7pm at St Leonards Church Hall, Church Lane, Seaford. There will be the usual formal business of Officers Reports, election of Officers etc, followed by a Guest Speaker and light refreshments, All Members and Prospective Members are welcome.


Our thanks go to the landlord at The Seven Sisters Public House for the complimentary use of their premises for our Committee Meetings.

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Seaford and Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch Association ‘Promoting Good Citizenship, Neighbourliness and Crime Reduction.’ OUR MAIN CONTACT DETAILS: Website – Email – Chairman – or 01323 893861 Publicity – Vacant Lastly, can you help us to deliver newsletters to the remaining roads not covered? We aim to cover as many roads in the district as we can. Currently this stands at about 90% and the following list of roads are those without a Deliverer, and was correct at the time of writing. The commitment is modest, a few hours twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Autumn, 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. We are also looking for some new Co-ordinators who take a bulk delivery of Newsletters from the Publicity Officer and count out and distribute them to groups of Deliverers within a local area.

The list of uncovered roads (geographically, west to east): Marine Drive, Marine Parade, Hawth Crescent, Station Road (Bishopstone Station), Hill Rise, Alexandra Close, Carlton Road (Eastern section), Bowden Rise, Firle Road (Top Section), Gorse Drive, Holters Way, North Way (Nos 1 – 60), The Holt, East Dean Rise, West Dean Rise, Alfriston Road (Low Nos), Etherton Way, Hindover Road, Valley Rise, Broad Street, Chatham Place, Church Street, Dane Heights, Richmond Road, South Street, West View, Avondale Road, East Albany Road, Stafford Road, Crouchfield Close, Mallett Close, Martello Road, The Causeway, Battle Close, Hythe Crescent and Sandgate Close. If you can help in any way, please contact us by email on or leave a message with the Committee Member, Richard Bosworth, on 01323 301593. (This Newsletter compiled by Richard Bosworth, Committee Member.)

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Historically Christians went to Church on Shrove Tuesday to seek absolution, otherwise known as shriving for their sins. So Shrove is taken from the word Shrive. A bell would ring to call people to confession and this became known as the Pancake or Shriven Bell.

idea of the contest originated. It is said to be based on the story of a local woman who, whilst she was making pancakes, heard the Shriven Bell and ran to church still wearing her apron and tossing her pancake in a frying pan to prevent it from burning. For this reason in Olney, racers must be local housewives or men dressed as such, and wear an apron and a hat or scarf. During the 415-yard race, they have to toss their hot pancake at least three times, and the winner has to serve their pancake to the bell ringer and be kissed by him.

The date of Shrove Tuesday varies because it occurs 47 days before Easter Sunday, which also alters year on year based on cycles of the moon. In the UK there are various traditions associated with this day in addition to the eating of pancakes.

Other variations of the race include the one held at Westminster School, where the cook tosses a huge pancake over a five-metre bar in the playground and boys try to catch the largest piece in order to get a cash prize from the Dean.

One of the most famous pancake races takes place in Olney in Buckinghamshire, where it is believed the

From the twelfth century onwards, Shrove Tuesday Football Games were played out in the streets and often referred to as mob football. Nowadays only a few games take place, as highways legislation has prohibited playing football on the road since 1835. In Scarborough on Shrove Tuesday, it is customary for a large skipping rope to be in place and for up to ten people to be skipping at a time.

This year Pancake Day is Tuesday 28th February. More traditionally known as Shrove Tuesday, this is the Christian feast day before Ash Wednesday, which is the start of Lent. Lent is a time of sacrifice, so Pancake Day historically was the perfect time to use up ingredients such as eggs and fats, which are intrinsic to pancakes.

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MAKING A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY Seaford is among a list of areas with the highest rates of recorded dementia in the UK, and a local care home has pledged that all its staff members will become ‘dementia friends’ this year, to help Seaford become a dementia friendly community. Clifden House Dementia Care Centre has joined Dementia Friends, an Alzheimer’s Society initiative that helps people learn about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turn that knowledge into action. Dementia Friends encourages people to make pledges, such as visiting someone you know with dementia, raising money, wearing the badge and spreading the word, or simply being more patient when out in the community. Nial Joyce of Clifden House said: “As a specialist dementia care home we have first-hand knowledge of the disease and appreciate how challenging this condition can be to the person and their carers. “We pride ourselves on running a ‘dementia friendly’ home – we have colour-coded doors and walkways for ease of navigation, a relaxed ‘café-style’ dining area and bespoke resident-focused activities to stimulate. “We signed up because we want to ensure that all our staff have access to training and information on dementia as part of their induction process and on-going professional development. It also ensures our staff are dementia friendly ambassadors in the community.”

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CRYING FOR FORTY YEARS For forty years the dulcet tones of Seaford’s Town Crier, Peter White, have brought good and bad news, public events and charitable events to the streets of Seaford. But the story began 44 years ago. Seaford Museum, situated in the 1970s in West House, Pelham Road, had interesting exhibits, but they were not attracting much attention. The Museum’s Curator, Joan Astell, wanted to send out its volunteers to publicise the early exhibitions. And in 1973 they had only three historic items of clothing to dress up in. Scorning the first – Victorian crutchless drawers – Ken Astell fitted the Sussex Shepherd’s Roundfrock – a smock – like a glove. Peter White was put into the oversize Town Crier’s Uniform made for the Festival of Britain in 1951, as worn by the late Town Crier, Station Foreman Charles Care. Peter was turned out as Crier again when the Rotary Club of Seaford put on a huge extravaganza to mark the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. And then Lewes District Council sent him to the National Town Criers’ Competition in Hastings so they had to officially appoint him as Seaford’s Town Crier. So on 1st January 2017 Peter officially reached his 40th anniversary in the post, the 4th longest-serving Crier in the land. Five uniforms later, now serving the Seaford Town Council which only came into existence in 1999, Peter doubles as Serjeant at Mace for Seaford, as did his


illustrious predecessor William Woolgar. William was Town Serjeant from 1865 to 1901, and he often shared the role of Crier with his Crierbrother Richard. It is William’s uniform, which he wore to meet Queen Victoria, which is faithfully re-created by our Queen’s Warranted Naval Uniform maker and worn by Peter today. Uniform number two will be on stage when Seaford Head School performs ‘Oliver’ in February. Uniform number three adorns a tailor’s dummy in Seaford Museum, making Peter the first Crier to be stuffed by public demand! In those forty years Peter has been appointed Town Crier to twin town Bönningstedt in Germany, to its twin town of Crivitz in the former East Germany, and to Crivitz’ own twin town of Crivitz Wisconsin. He has also cried in Paris, Hamburg, Dieppe and on the cross-Channel Ferry ‘Senlac’. He has opened fêtes and shops, announcing the wake for Sainsbury’s when it closed in Seaford and welcoming Safeway (now Morrisons) when it opened two days later. Peter also announces the raising of the Sussex flag on Sussex Day each year, accompanies Father Christmas to turn on the Seaford Christmas lights, and has led a bride to the Altar when it proved too overwhelming for her father. He is also proud to have read the citations when Seaford revived the tradition of awarding Freedom of the Town. Photos: from top: William Woolgar, Victorian Crier for Seaford; Peter with Seven Sisters background (current uniform); Peter with Ken Astell, Seaford Museum publicity,1973 (1st uniform); Peter in uniform no. 3 fundraising for Lifeboat in 1980s (actually pictured in a lifeboat) in a sponsored Drusillas to Paris race; Peter closing Sainsbury’s (mid-1980s).

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Peter has helped to open Seahaven FM Radio, and BBC Radio Sussex. He has cried for 100th birthdays and the three Royal Jubilees. He has appeared on the Andrew Neil Politics Show for BBC 2. With local videographer Chris Connil, he has made a history film for Seaford, ‘Crying for My Town’, which can be viewed on the link Peter loves Seaford, and feels privileged to carry the town’s Elizabeth 1st Mace for the Mayor. He has cried the merits of Seaford at competitions and tourism events all over England and Wales. He has at various times been Champion Crier of Essex and Sussex, and once achieved third place in the National Championship. Last October he staged Seaford’s first Town Crying Contest, and raised nearly £400 for Newhaven Lifeboat. The opening Cry of ‘Oyez’ is Norman French, and Peter can trace his ancestors back to the de Rugge family, who came over with William the Conqueror in 1066. Indeed, the famous embroidery known as the Bayeaux Tapestry depicts two identical Bellmen or Criers at a royal funeral: the first ‘Dead Ringers’! Peter enjoys giving talks to local clubs. In March he will be talking to East Dean and Friston Local History Group at their AGM, and also holding ‘An Evening with the Town Crier’ in aid of Newhaven Lifeboat at the Clinton Centre on 20th March. More details of those will follow in March’s Seaford Scene. Town Crying has enjoyed a small revival in the last 30 years, with about 160 Criers in the UK, and many more in all the English speaking parts of the Commonwealth. Also ‘Ausrufers’ are found in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. East Sussex has Criers in Rye, Hastings, Peacehaven and Hailsham. This colourful tradition is governed by two Guilds who safeguard its standards. Peter has enjoyed his first 40 years of putting Seaford on the map! Photo: Peter in drought year 1986 with Welcome to Seaford sign (3rd uniform).

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Peter Richmond, supporter of the Love Heart Community Café Peter lives in Seaford, and is a loyal supporter of the Love Heart Community Café, and its aim to enrich the lives of people with special needs through work experience and status in the community. He is widowed, and has two children, Grahame (52) and Alexandra (40). do you live in Seaford, and for how long? Yes, 28 years. Where were you educated? Redlands Lane School and Harrison Road Secondary Modern, Fareham, Hampshire. Where do you work? I’m retired. What other jobs have you had? Petty Officer Stores Accountant, Royal Navy, 22 years’ service.

What are your hobbies and interests? Coin collecting. What is your favourite film? ‘The Fly’, 1958 version. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Being content with yourself. What makes you sad? When Portsmouth Football Club loses. What words or phrases do you most overuse? When I was in the Navy... How do you relax? Watching TV. Where is your favourite place to go in and around Seaford and why? The Love Heart Café, for personal reasons. What is the most important lesson life has taught you? To carry on when people doubt you. What is your greatest extravagance? Collecting coins. What is your greatest fear? Heights. What keeps you awake at night? Nothing. What is the best advice you have ever been given? Don’t give up. What would your motto be? If you don’t succeed, try again. What or who is the greatest love in your life? My wife, Daphne, and my family.

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FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE When we look from the outside at other peoples lives, they always seem to have it sorted. Especially when social media posts show only the happy and good things going on in their lives. Everyone else seems to have things sorted, diet working well, plenty of regular exercise, loads of friends and social occasions, so basically their lives look exceptionally rosy. Yet in reality life can’t be like that all the time for anyone, and when the chips are down and we see how wonderful everyone else’s lives seem to be, we believe that we have lost everything and cannot hope to achieve what seems from the other side of the fence an impossible height to achieve. If I have learned anything during my life of ups and downs, it is that the downs are unfortunately inevitable and we cannot appreciate the good times without them.

However it is when we recognise our low feelings that we can sometimes go deeper and deeper, and down into a negative view on our lives. I learnt a very valuable lesson from a psychologist a few years ago who told me ‘Life doesn’t have to be like that’. I did not fully appreciate what he meant at first because it seemed to me life just happened and we had no control over it, or, more importantly, no control over our thoughts. When we think about the future or dig back into the past to find reasons why we feel the way we do, we can produce the unhelpful feelings that can control us on a day to day basis. But if we can step away from looking over the fence, and instead take a look at the view and take time to look...really look, we will see that there is more to life than just looking over the fence. We do have choice, and the ability to change the way we think. So every day why not use our time wisely? Go out into the garden, take in some air, slow down, and look at the view. Give ourselves the space, let nature heal us, think far and wide and let ourselves live our lives the way that makes us happy.

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Set at the foot of Seaford Head, there is a place where you can retreat to for some wonderful therapeutic ‘me’ time. Here at Serenity Cabin it is my aim to provide you with the space and the enviroment to experience some alternative therapy to address stress, anxiety, headaches, aching muscles and other ailments that affect us day to day and hold us back.

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Stop Comparing your Relationships with Others

What does the day really mean to you? By Judy Renihan

Valentine’s Day is upon us. I’m writing this article on the first week of January and throughout Seaford, Christmas cards and tinsel are being replaced by a sea of red hearts and fluffy toys wearing ‘I ♥ U’ tee-shirts. We are bombarded with images of cupids and kisses. All this marketing really pays off; the Valentine’s machine generates billions of pounds in sales every year. I invite you to step away from the commercial aspect of the day; Valentine’s is a celebration of love, so take a look at what the day means to you. Do you need to buy a card to express to someone how you feel? An American study of 100 women showed that 53% would leave the relationship if their partner didn’t buy them anything on Valentine’s Day. I don’t for one minute think that this is an accurate representation. To be honest, if your relationship relies solely on a Valentine’s Day gift I would say it’s fairly doomed anyway. Valentine’s Day is a bit of fun, not an honest reflection of your relationship.

Manage Expectations

Valentine’s Day is not a test to measure your partner’s love and affection. Having high expectations can lead to disappointment. I doubt if many of you have mind-reading partners, so be realistic about what you expect. Think about how you would like to ‘celebrate’. Discuss ideas with your partner; ask for what you want and ask them what they would like to do. This day is about couples, so share the decision about how you and your partner want to spend the day.

Don’t Make the Day about Stuff

Sometimes sharing a new experience can be so much better than a material gift. Whether it’s trying out new pizza toppings or windsurfing to Newhaven, sharing new experiences helps to strengthen and breathe new life into relationships.


We’re all different and are attracted to different people. Thank goodness. What a mess if we were all attracted to the same person! We often tend to make comparisons, ‘keeping up with the Joneses’. Social media doesn’t help, it is so easy to see what appear to be ‘perfect’ couples. We can read accounts of ideal, romantic celebrations and feel that is how it ‘should’ be. Take the ‘should’ out, stop looking at how other couples operate and figure out what’s right for you and your partner. Be careful about comparing your relationship, it can diminish your own experience. It doesn’t matter if another couple ‘appears’ to be having more fun than you; what matters is the fun you’re having.

Love is For Life, Not Just for Valentine’s Day

We all need to be seen, heard and appreciated, whether we’re in a relationship or not. This doesn’t just apply to 14th February. Throughout the year take time to notice what your partner does. It is so easy in the routine of our daily lives to take each other for granted. Schedule time to listen to each other. Not taking time to talk properly can lead to assumptions, miscommunications or a total breakdown in communication. When I see couples in my practice I so often hear ‘I didn’t know you felt like that’. We all need to feel valued, being complimented, receiving flowers, getting a hug, however you show your appreciation don’t let it be on just one day a year. I’m never sure how I feel about Valentine’s Day. On the one hand I like the idea of a feast day to celebrate love, on the other hand I know it can highlight loneliness and problems in whatever relationship status you’re in. Love is a risky business, we know we can get severely hurt by it, but as dating websites show, most of us want to be with a special someone. Love has always been a mystery to scientists and psychologists, they can measure heart rate, blood pressure and dilating pupils, but love is bigger than science and defies explanation. Happy Valentine’s x

Judy Renihan is a senior counselling practitioner at ‘The House’ 01323 895594

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march 28th, 9am – 5pm florence House, Southdown road, Seaford. Cost: £40 (includes lunch). Spring is a time of renewal. As the earth wakes up, we have the chance to reflect on what is important to us, what we need in our lives and what those around us need from us. At times we all drift away from what we know we should be doing, and sometimes we need help to come back to what is important. This is a day for renewal,

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meditation groups in Seaford group meditations and 1 to 1 sessions are available with Ann. the group sessions will be on tuesdays from 10am to 12 and evening sessions from 7 to 9pm the health benefits from meditating have been well documented. How about giving it a try? Please call Ann on 07989 294445 for further details.

recommitment and reconnection to our essential values. I use ritual, meditations, quiet contemplations, sacred play and creativity to help you re-align with what you believe and what you need, so that you can navigate this crazy world with grace. This day is for those who want a space for this reflection; to look back over the past year and consider what’s gone well and what needs to be ‘reconsidered’. Florence House and its beautiful grounds provide the perfect backdrop for this reflection. The day will begin with gentle, guided relaxations to help you shed the stresses of the outside world and go inward to a calm space. Once in this calm space we will play with images as a way of helping you gain an understanding of where you are now. After a break we will do a walking meditation around the stunningly beautiful grounds of Florence House, which overlook the sea and the Downs. Some of you may want to take your walking meditation to the sea. This meditation will then lead us to a creative exercise that uses the metaphor of a garden to help you reflect on what you want to change about your life or yourself. Throughout these creative times there will be an ongoing guided meditation that you can join at any point. Next comes the Florence House lunch, which is simply divine. There will also be time for quiet contemplation with crystals, drawing a rune or going outside to connect with the energy of spring. The afternoon session will begin with a guided meditation using Angel cards, to help you to explore the path you want to follow in the coming year. We end the day with ritual, chanting and Shamanic drumming. Places on this day are limited so please book early by ringing me, Robin on 07956555688 or emailing me on Photo: The metaphor of a garden will help participants reflect on change.

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Are you thinking of starting counselling? I am an experienced BACP registered and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, based in Seaford. I work with a range of issues such as: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, low self-esteem and work related problems as well as other issues which may be impacting on your quality of life and emotional wellbeing. Using psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural techniques within an integrative approach, I offer brief and long-term one to one counselling and psychotherapy for adults and young people. To find out more visit or to arrange an initial assessment session please email: sarahjonescounselling@ or telephone: 07843 013861

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Seaford Striders NEWPLACE CROSS COUNTRY, FRAMFIELD The cross-country season is now half-way through, after the third event on Sunday 18th December at Newplace Farm, a huge house and estate near Framfield. This is cross-country in its purest form. The route goes around the perimeters of fields, past a lake and through a wood to an uphill finish. While there are no big hills, it’s challenging terrain, muddy and tussocky, but nowhere near as muddy as last year. The first man home was Peter Woodward of Crowborough Runners in 28:02, while first lady was Susan Fry of Hailsham Harriers in 31:53. The first Strider was Josh Rudd, finishing an excellent running year with 15th place in a time of 31:07. Not far behind were Luke Borland, 32:05, and Dave Dunstall, 32:39, in 24th and 30th place respectively. Scott Hitchcock finished 40th in 33:12; with Peter Weeks in 39:06 and Terry Ward in 41:08. Carlie Watts flew the flag for Striders ladies, finishing in 46:47 and Tom Roper brought up the rear, 189th out of 200 runners, in 52:32. Tom Roper

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NEWHAVEN, PEACEHAVEN AND SEAFORD LIONS CLUB A happy and prosperous New Year to everyone, from Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford Lions Club By the time you read this December, Christmas and the New Year will be distant memories, but this report, written early January 2017, covers our activities during December 2016.

We started off the month with our Christmas collection and sleigh run in Peacehaven, one of the three towns we serve. This was affected a bit by the weather but was very successful – we raised about £200 per evening we went out, thanks to the generosity of the people of Peacehaven. We look at this event as a publicity exercise as well as a fundraiser, as we knock on the doors and talk to people, explaining what Lions are and what we do. Did you know that according to official figures Lion Clubs International is the largest service club in the world, with 46,000 clubs in every corner of the globe, (over 200 countries)? We love to help others and make things happen at the heart of local communities. To this end we arranged a Christmas Concert and tea for about 150 senior citizens from our three towns, at the Meridian Centre in Peacehaven.We pick up many


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of our guests in the minibuses and do a door to door service, particularly for those living further afield. We have to go there as it is the only hall able to take that number and has a stage for our concert. We also receive a lot of support from the Town Council – thank you Peacehaven. We would like to thank all our acts for their support. We had: Kate Steer with the Seaford Primary School Chamber Choir, Sam Jones, magician (finalist 2014 Britain’s Got Talent) and Brighton Acapella singers. And our own John Schofield, who entertained our friends on his accordion during the interval, and the start and finish with medleys of Christmas and old time songs. As well as going out with the sleigh and entertaining the older members of our community, we have managed a couple of social events for ourselves. We had wonderful mulled wine and mince pies at one of our friends’ houses and then we managed a Christmas dinner evening at the Old Boot in Seaford. Both these events were well attended by our members and friends, and a good festive time was had by all. Lions Clubs in the British Isles and Ireland are supporting the people of Haiti by supplying water treatment equipment, and our Club has donated £1,000 to this cause. We have also made a donation of £200 to CTLA, £325 to the Seaford Lifeguards, £150 to the Vanguard Explorer Scouts and £100 to St Wilfrid’s Hospice. We also have two minibuses for use by the community and take out various groups with or without a driver, i.e. if you want to provide your own driver you can do so (subject to insurance) call 01323 898961 for more information about the minibuses. The Club meets at 8pm on the fourth Thursday of each month at the White Lion Hotel, Seaford and is open to anyone interested in the Lions and the work we do. We work hard and play hard – it is fun and very rewarding. So if you are interested why not give us a call on 0845 833 5981, or look at our website Photos from top: Lions compère Phil; Guests at the Lions’ Christmas tea.

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Just over two years old, and still going strong and growing, Walking Football continues to be a great success.The Downs Walking Football Club held its annual Christmas Dinner and presentation at the British Legion Club in December, attended by over thirty members. As well as a short after dinner speech, there were fun surprise presentations and these were given as follows: Most skilful action – David Foster Most improved players – Phil Clarke / Bill Trathen Most supportive member – Alan Woodward Female player – Anne Holderness Dick, coach, reported another great year with membership of thirty-six and a waiting list of those wishing to join the Wednesday sessions. A new session is being looked at starting in 2017 for those over the age of 55 who have not played for some time and wish to have some fun, get fitter and make new friends. During the last year the club members raised money for two local Seaford charities, Waves Seaford Family Support and the St James’ Trust.This was raised by Dick growing a pony tail, which also raised many comments, a Walking Football competition and a sponsored walk. A total of £1,000 was raised. The club is hoping to raise money again this year for local Seaford charities. Dick is looking at himself again to get this under way – what has he in mind – a tattoo! Wonder what the wife will think, she was happy with the pony tail. Photo: Presentation of cheques by Dick with club members to Carolyn of Waves Seaford and Viv of the St James’ Trust.



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Chapters Café, Seaford Seaford’s thriving café culture has an exciting new addition: Chapters Café, nestled within the library on Sutton Park road, right in the heart of town. Opened in November, Chapters is owned by local businessman, Christian Hopper, owner of the successful Lewesiana Tearoom in Lewes. The ethos behind Christian’s new venture is simple: serving good quality, locally sourced food in a communityfriendly environment, all in the hub of his home town. Chapters reflects the library’s bright, fresh and spacious feel. As a mother of two little girls, I am always on the lookout for a café which could easily accommodate my buggy AND the children! This café certainly delivers! Leaving ample space between the tables and no difficult steps to navigate as you enter, really does make this a completely inclusive venue for the whole community.

The menu has been carefully thought out to offer vegetarian, gluten free and children’s options, using locally sourced, fresh produce. Boasting the impressive ‘Library Lunch’, which includes a sandwich with a choice of six delicious fillings, crisps, a fresh side salad and a drink, all for £4.95. The presentation was really appealing, and the portion size was generous – exactly what is needed come the middle of the day. Guillaume, the very charming café manager, who was also the manager at Lewesiana, was helpful to point out that as the food is all made fresh for each order, tailoring your lunch to suit your tastes or allergies is simple: just ask! Guillaume did give the impression that no request would come as too much trouble; his warm and chatty nature will no doubt see us locals returning on a regular basis. The children’s menu was a welcome surprise as well. Few cafés offer such a child-friendly menu as Chapters. The kids ‘Booky Box’ is packed with school-approved products and is the bargain price of £2. This includes half


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will understand that these sessions are set to be a roaring success. Please keep your eyes peeled for further details! It’s worth mentioning that there is free wifi in the café and excellent toilets. Chapters also opens 30 minutes before the main library via the side entrance on Warwick Road, and customers can take their food and drink in disposables anywhere in the library, including the roof garden. The café does only accept cash however there is a bank/cash machine opposite, and as everything is under a fiver, it offers great value! Chapters can also be hired for children’s parties on a Wednesday afternoon – an ideal venue for a toddler tea party, with plenty of room for some party games and your child’s little friends. Simply let Guillaume and his team provide the food, and best of all – clear up afterwards. So what are you waiting for? Pop into Chapters Café today and see for yourself what a great addition it is to Seaford, and our library. Lyndsey Stoner

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CYCLE SEAHAVEN Are you thinking about spring? Have you considered getting out on your bike? Cycle Seahaven is a great place to start! We have rides for all types of rides and riders. Here are some excerpts from our blog to give you a flavour of what’s on offer. blog/

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There were over a hundred touring rides this year; there would have been more but some were cancelled due to bad weather. Most of our rides this year have been between 20 and 45 miles; the total distance covered by all our rides being about 3,500 miles. Our longest rides, all round trips, have been via Littlehampton (70 miles), Hastings Pier (51 miles) and Worthing Pier (also 51 miles). There was also a 200K (125 miles) Challenge Ride, which comprised numerous laps around a Figure of Eight route passing through Arlington, Chalvington and Ripe. One of our most enjoyable and easiest rides of the year was a tour of Romney Marsh, a ride of a tad under 50 miles. We simply put the bikes in the backs of our cars and drove to Rye Harbour; it took about an hour to drive there. We’ll do more of those ‘drive and ride’ trips in 2017, and of course all our rides include refreshment stops.

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A glorious morning and with pick-ups along the way, 7 of us retraced last week’s route in reverse and added the Telscombe Tye, which we entered from opposite the Smugglers Rest, and a loop through Big Park and the Highway, and back via the harbour. We came into the back of Newhaven via Court Farm Road. We went along the quay to the Ark and would certainly recommend the very good coffee and fresh, delicious, stollen bites at the pub… We’ll definitely be back to the Ark. Once again our average speed increased a little to 8.6 mph, and the steadier climbs up, such as the Tye, and

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Christmas Collections Seaford Rotary Club wishes to thank the people of Seaford for the successful Rotary Christmas collections around the streets of Seaford during seventeen December evenings and static in Broad Street on four Saturday mornings, with Father Christmas in his Sleigh of Goodwill. Luckily the weather this year was relatively kind, with only 3 wet evenings. There were 56 participants undertaking the roles of Contact Man (leader on the night), sleigh transport driver, support drivers and the door to door volunteer collectors. Many did several nights and some Saturdays. The real stars of these collections were, however, the people of Seaford and their children who came out to see Father Christmas, and flocked around the new ‘green’ transporter and sleigh. The kindness of folks was outstanding, and enabled Seaford Rotary Club to achieve, yet again, a record collection of over £10,300, which is a 4% increase on the sum collected in December 2015. Compared with the money collected in December 1999 when the sleigh was first used, this sum is a 63.3% increase. Seaford Rotary Club is very grateful to the people of Seaford who gave this money, particularly as there are so many other demands on their money at this time of year. All the monies collected, after the deduction of expenses, have been put into our Charitable Trust for dispersement to local charities and other good causes in the Seahaven area. Since the sleigh was commissioned in 1999, and including 2016, the people of Seaford have given over £145,000 to Seaford Rotary Club in the December Christmas collections, which has enabled the Club to support local good causes. Once again, our 2016 Sleigh of Goodwill collections were joyous occasions and our grateful thanks go to:

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Christmas Dinner A member of Seaford Rotary Club became aware that two ladies who had no relatives would otherwise be spending Christmas Day on their own. After enquiring at several residential nursing homes, Seaford Rotary Club was pleased to be able facilitate the two ladies spending Christmas Day at Burdyke Lodge. A Rotarian collected them from their homes and took them to Burdyke Lodge for Christmas dinner, where one of the ladies happily discovered that one resident was a friend who she was unaware had moved there. Both ladies were returned home by the same Rotarian. Burdyke Lodge catered for the dietary requirements of one of the ladies and also accepted her pet for the day. Rotary would like to thank Kelly & Liz of Burdyke Lodge for their help in accommodating this request. Both ladies, who thoroughly enjoyed their day, received a gift from Father Christmas to take home.

Seaford Rotary Club used to be able to provide Christmas Dinner to Seaford residents such as these two ladies. Details of suitable elderly residents used to be provided by their medical practitioners but the implementation of the Data Protection Act prevented such information being passed to Seaford Rotary Club, and this charitable event ended. Seaford Rotary Club proposes to investigate how this tradition may be reinstated.

Young Musician of the Year The Rotary Club of Seaford’s Young Musician of the Year Competition has been successfully promoting musical talent in Seaford for some years. This year’s Competition is on Saturday 4th March and will again give young musicians the opportunity to perform in public. The winner may be entered for the Rotary District Finals and may progress to the National Finals. For an entry form for either the soloist or ensemble categories, please email: youngmusicians@ Further information is available through our website Photo: Santa Claus obtaining a Christmas present list.

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Seaford Silver Band President Jackie was very pleased to make a presentation of £250 to Isla Sitwell of Seaford Silver Band as a thank you to the Band for supporting our annual Proms Concert. The concert, held in October, featured the children of Moira House School choir, guest singers and a local piper, and raised over £1,000 for local good causes.

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If it’s February, it’s snowdrops, hellebores – already in fat bud early in the new year here at the Crouch – and maybe brave daffodils heralding the end of what at the time of writing was forecast to be a very nippy previous month. In other words, spring, if not exactly leaping with joy, is creeping cautiously out of its hibernation box. So this month will find us volunteers clearing the way for new growth and cutting back old stems to let the light in. The keen vegetable growers among us get animated when discussing the whys and wherefores of when to plant and how, with Mike dismissing attempts to sow broad beans early as a waste of time because the stems seem to rot in our soil. “November planting didn’t work for me. Sow them in February,” he advises. “Straight in the ground in finger-deep holes three inches apart.” This year’s beans are being sown into last year’s kale bed, as the garden operates a rotation system. “The beans should look after themselves. Only Cyril the squirrel is a threat,” he warns. Stan adds that the carrots have gone in already. “They are hard to grow in Sussex because the soil isn’t rich enough. They do well in Norfolk because they are grown in soil that is rich in nutrients because it has been reclaimed from the sea.” They will also be planting early beetroot in February, again straight into the ground. Radishes and spring onions can go into the ground too, they agree.

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Hellebores are perfect for brightening up shady areas of the garden during late winter and early spring. Being perennial they will come up every year. Sometimes known as the Christmas or Lenten rose, they have attractive flowers and foliage. The plants like rich and well drained soil and will grow in a north or east facing garden but don’t cope with strong, cold winds. Removing some of the large leaves which sometimes hide the flowers enables insects to pollinate them, this then ensures good seed for propagation of new plants in due course. Hellebores are not ideal for showing off in a vase but the flower heads look good displayed in a saucer of water.


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The Seaford Horticulture Society started its events and meetings for 2017 with a social evening on 26th January, and a full programme of events has been arranged for the year. The website gives information about the society’s programme and includes how to become a member. You don’t have to be a gardener to join us, an interest in things horticultural is perhaps important – a warm welcome awaits. Sylvia Reeve



ebruary – by now there is the hope that winter won’t continue for too much longer and the delights of spring will appear soon, with the first sightings of newborn lambs and bulbs shooting up in the garden ready to burst into flower. Seed swaps happen this month, these have become very popular events over the last 10 years or so. Gardeners meet to exchange seeds, and can often obtain gardening advice too. Seed swaps can help cut down costs of buying seeds for those who want to grow their own crops, and there is a huge choice available to choose from. Of course it needs people like you and me to collect seeds from the crops grown last year to take along for exchange. For some this will include some heritage varieties of fruit and vegetables grown in our gardens for many years, which in turn will help maintain local biodiversity of crops for the future. Seed swaps are now held all over the country during February and March and are gaining popularity. As well as exchanging seeds, there are often talks, demonstrations, children’s activities and refreshments included. Information about venues and dates can be found online.

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Seahaven Storehouse SEASONAL PROVISION We have been amazed and delighted with the amount of food, money and support given over the past three months, and overwhelmed at the kindness shown by the people of this town. Individuals, businesses, organisations and other charities have given in various ways, ensuring that we were able to help a number of needy households over the festive period. We received well over and above what we might have expected. It has bowled us over that, even though the number of families needing our help has increased, we have had enough food to provide for every one of the families or individuals in food crisis who has come to us. Shirley Linsell, from St Peter’s East Blatchington, is well known for her very successful East Blatchington Lectures. However, she has also been a volunteer at the Storehouse for some time now. When she suggested arranging a one-off, additional East Blatchington Lecture specifically to support the Storehouse, everyone was delighted. Kay Blackburn, well-known local art historian, agreed to give a lecture on ‘Winter Wonderland’, setting the stage for an amazing event. Kay spoke to a packed hall, and took us on a fascinating journey through centuries and nations, picking out paintings and artists, all related to the theme of winter landscape. The afternoon concluded with a scrumptious tea provided by the ladies of St Peter’s. Fr Andrew, Rector of St Peter’s, and Stuart Bradford, leader of the team at Seaford Community Church, were at the Community Church in Vale Road two days later as the resulting cheque was presented by Shirley

Linsell to Kathy Hughes of Seahaven Storehouse. The Storehouse continues to be grateful to St Peter’s for their ongoing support during the year as weekly provisions are delivered from the congregation. The Christian community in Seaford has been most generous to the Storehouse; some churches have mounted fundraising events, others have given substantial monetary donations, while some deliver food regularly each week. Some schools, too, have donated food over the past few months. The Wednesday Group at Cross Way Church kindly invited members of the team at the Storehouse to come and explain their vision, and after an interesting evening with lots of questions from the audience, the Group presented the Storehouse with the groceries from Cross Way’s Harvest Festival. The ladies in the Group had not realised that the Storehouse always tries to give not only food, but additional help where needed for clients’ ongoing difficulties, either through the CAB (Citizens’ Advice Bureau) in attendance on a Thursday morning (open day for the Storehouse) to give on-the-spot advice, or by directing clients to other agencies as necessary. The aim is to help them get back on their feet and able to support themselves once again, rather than relying on a food bank long term. The Storehouse is indebted to many other organisations who have donated recently; Seaford Bonfire Society were very kind to give a substantial cheque before Christmas; and Teddy Treats, a charity which collects toys and presents for children, presented the Storehouse with boxes of toys to be given to the children of its clients. Such generosity is really appreciated. Morrisons continues to support by having a collection bin in the Seaford branch, and graciously (continued...) Photos from top: Fr Andrew and Shirley Linsell (St Peter’s), Kathy Hughes (Seahaven Storehouse), Stuart Bradford (Seaford Community Church); Ann Jacobs (Seahaven Storehouse), Rosemary Chapman (Wednesday Group, Cross Way Church), Tina Butterworth (Seahaven Storehouse) and Linda Young (Cross Way Church)

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Storehouse to hold three awareness days in store in December. Members of the Storehouse were made so welcome by Morrisons staff, and enjoyed engaging with customers who had time to stop by and talk and ask questions. Morrisons also placed a box in store to collect new toys, which were given to us for our families. The Co-ops, both in Broad Street and Princess Drive, also have collection bins in place and are themselves generous in giving to the charity. The staff of the Princess Drive Co-op wanted to do something for our children at Christmas, so gathered together two sacks of toys for us to give out with the Christmas food parcels. It was a lovely surprise when we received two beautifully-decorated gift boxes from Threeways Nursing Home. These contained toys, gifts, crackers and a variety of food and craft items, all assembled and prepared by the residents themselves. Every donation, whether large or small, from a wide variety of sources, helped to provide Storehouse clients with enough groceries for a generous food parcel in December, together with some seasonal presents and goodies. In excess of fifty needy households were helped over the Christmas period, with additional donations supplying goods to replenish the store cupboard ready for the anticipated extra demand in the colder, New Year months. An example of rather creative individual giving happened when one family decided that, each day that the children opened a window in their advent calendar, they would place a can in a box for the Storehouse. The result was a wonderful selection of useful food items for our clients; and the children learned a little more about giving to those who had less than they did. For further information about Seahaven Storehouse, if you yourself need help, or would like to give, then please make contact on 07921 844930 or e-mail Photo: Tina Nixon (Seahaven Storehouse) receiving the cheque from Tina Start (Seaford Bonfire Society)


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286682 Street; tel: 01323 890974; email: boxoffice@thesynergytheatre. Thursday 16th Seaford Afternoon Flower Club Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road 2pm. ‘I’ve Had an Idea’, demonstration by Graham King. Visitors £5 on the door including refreshments. Tel: Georgie Wall 01323 490979 or Sue Ward 01323 894848 Seaford U3A Winter Talk Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road 2pm - 4pm. Speaker Kevin Gordon on ‘Quirky Sussex’. (please bring membership card). Entry plus tea/coffee free to members. Seaford Community Cinema The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7pm. National Theatre Live – ‘Saint Joan’, cert. 12A. Tickets £13.50/£12.50/£8. Advance booking from Seaford Tourist Information Centre or www.

Sussex Wildlife Trust Seaford & Eastbourne Area Group Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Road, Eastbourne 7.30pm. ‘The Butterflies and Moths of Sussex’, illustrated talk by Michael Blencowe, SWT People and Wildlife Officer. £2 members, £3 visitors. Tel: 01424 777291 or 07946 753135 Friday 17th - Saturday 25th ‘Ladies’ Day’ - Seaford Little Theatre Seaford Little Theatre, 4 Steyne Road 7.45pm (daily). 2.30pm (Sat 18th only). Tickets £9 (tiered)/£8 (level). Available from: Redgold Opticians, 32 Broad St; email: Enquiries tel: 07984 280067 Saturday 18th Seaford Poetry Day 2017 Arts@theCrypt, Church Street Afternoon writing workshop, and an evening of readings and entertainment. Tel: 07521 954545, email: info. Continued...

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Lunchtime Concert St Leonard’s Church, Church St 1pm. Ellie Blackshaw (violin/viola) and Julian Broughton (piano). Free event self-supported by donations. RNLI Newhaven Quiz Night with Fish and Chips Supper Lifeboat House, Riverside, West Quay, Newhaven 7pm. Teams of 4, booking essential. £8.50 per person incl. fish and chips. BYO bottle, refreshments available for donation, raffle. Tel: Lyn 01273 517488, email: rnlinewhaven.society@hotmail. The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Shades of Grey. Tel: 01323 890154

of everyday life. Tel: 07521 954545, email: info. Tuesday 21st Seaford Natural History Society St Luke’s Church Centre, Walmer Road 2.15pm. ‘Badgers’, talk by James Powell. Tel: 01323 893526 Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane 7.30pm. ‘Brighton Railway Station’ - illustrated talk by Jackie Marsh-Hobbs. Tel: 01323 899932 or 01323 893270 Thursday 23rd Seaford & District Horticultural Society St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane 7pm. Members’ social evening. Guest speaker Brian Dale, ‘An Introduction to Bonsai’. Competition: ‘5 Hellebore flower heads floating in water’.

Sunday 19th Friends of Tide Mills meeting Tide Mills 10am - 12 noon. Meet at beach end of old village road. Help us to Friday 24th care for this special place. Email: Seaford Community Cinema The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm. ‘Mustang’, cert. 15. Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Tickets £6/£5. Advance booking Club Piddinghoe Pond from Seaford Tourist Information 10.30am - 12.30pm. Elford Centre or www.seafordcinema. Numbum 13 & 14. org Age Concern Seaford Sunday Lunch Club The Downs 60+ Club, Sutton Corner 12.45pm. Warm welcome, roast lunch, desserts, tea/coffee and mints in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. £6. 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 Monday 20th - Monday 27th Teresa Neal - ‘In the Eye of Noir’ Arts@theCrypt, Church Street 12 noon - 8pm (closes 7pm Fri 24th only). Papercraft workshop 6pm - 8pm Tues 21st, artist talk 4pm Sat 25th. Black and white photography. An eclectic range of work focusing on the dark side




Art Workshop Be Creative, 13 Sutton Park Rd Thurs fortnightly: 10am - 12 noon. With Lesley Harvey. All mediums used. £15. Tel: Terri on 01323 490912 Chinese Painting Group Hellingly Village Hall off A22 Weds: 1 - 4pm. Professional Chinese tutor. Materials available. Beginners and new members welcome. For more details contact: 01273 515452 East Sussex Moviemakers St Luke’s Parish Rooms, Stone Cross, Pevensey 1st & 3rd Weds: 7.45 - 9.45pm. Members show videos, advice available, speakers on videorelated topics. Contact Valerie McManus: 07950 904778, Jewellery Classes Seaford Mon: 6 -9pm, Wed: 10am - 2pm, Fri: 10am - 2pm. tel 07952 195341, email: info@leprevost.,

Knit & Natter Seaford Little Theatre, Steyne Rd Weds: 10am - 12 noon. Knit, natter and crochet. All made welcome. Tel: Eileen on 01323 491638 or Lyn 01323 893412

Sunday 26th Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe Pond 10.30am - 11.30pm. Elford Numbum 15.

Newhaven Art Club Peacehaven Evangelical Church Mon: 2pm. Members meet to paint and draw together with discussions, demonstrations, life drawing and sketching outdoors. Annual subs. £25. Why not come along and see how you get on?


Seaford Machine Knitting Club Baptist Church, Belgrave Rd 2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm. Tel: Helen Doran on 01323 872218 or email: Seaford Photographic Society The Martello Room, Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Ln. Fri: 7.45pm. September to June. Competitions, lectures, practical evenings. New members always very welcome and all levels of photography. Tel: 01323 891954.


Age Concern Seaford 6 Church Street Mon - Fri: 10am - 2pm. Office. Mon - Sat: 10am - 2pm. Shop. We offer the following services Knit & Craft for older people: information Chyngton Methodist Church and support, medical transport, Hall, Millberg Road, Seaford visiting and befriending, contact Thurs: 2pm - 4pm. All welcome, time, Sunday lunch club. come and learn new skills Volunteers required. making articles for charities. Tel: Tel: 01323 899434 www. Viola on 01323 890271

Saturday 25th The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. White Light Band. Tel: 01323 890154

Tuesday 28th Seaford Sweethearts WI Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road 8pm. Monthly meeting. New members welcome.

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

Newhaven Knit ‘n’ Natter Group Hillcrest Centre Bay Vue Road, Newhaven Mon: 2pm-4pm. Room 4. Friendly support for knitting and needlework enthusiasts. All ages and abilities welcome. No fees or subscription. Bring along your knitting and enjoy refreshments in the café. Free parking and access for the disabled. Further details, tel: 07540 199616 or 01323 890205

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 Bipolar UK Support Group St James’ Trust, 11 Blatchington Road 2nd Weds of month: 1.30pm-3.30pm. Information and support for individuals affected by bipolar, including friends, family and carers. Book Group Seaford Monthly: 7pm. Diverse interests and diverse people welcome. For details, tel: Caryl 07709 771009 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.

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Clinton Centre Café Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Tues: 10am - 11.30am. Coffee/ tea and biscuit or toast and butter, £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

Foodies Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven Weds: 3.45pm-5.15pm (termtime only). We welcome families and children of all ages. Join in with cookery, arts and crafts activities and share your ideas. Tel: Lucy or Carly 01273 517250

French Conversation by the Fireside Alfriston Mon: 7pm - 8pm. Thurs: 1pm - 2pm. Drop-in Confidence Building session for all levels. £6 per hour. Sussex Downs College, Denton For information and bookings Island, Newhaven tel: 01323 871492 or email Weds: 10am - 3pm. Booking mandatory. Tel 01273 516032, French One-to-One email: healthylifestyles@ Conversation and Tutoring For adult beginners and Cooking Courses Newhaven, improvers and GCSE level Peacehaven & Hailsham students, with former legal Weds: times and days translator. £25 per hour. For vary; email for info. FREE. details tel: Sarah 07446 884435 Email: healthylifestyles@ Email: Growing Old Disgracefully Group Various venues Cuckmere Valley Transition 2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm. Group George Inn, Alfriston Monthly activities and talks for 1st Thurs of month: 7pm women. For more details tel: Energy Group meeting. Tel: 01323 490154 01323 870409 email: cuckmere Happiness Workshop Intensive www. Sussex Downs College, Denton Island, Newhaven Downs 60+ Club Thurs: 10am - 3.30pm. Booking Sutton Corner, Seaford (Old mandatory. Tel 01273 516032, Flint Building, grounds of email: healthylifestyles@ Downs Leisure Centre) 10am-12 noon and 2-4pm. Seahaven Hard of Hearing Club Mon am: Art, snooker. pm: St James’ Trust, Blatchington Snooker, table tennis, Phase 10. Road, Seaford Tues am: Snooker, art, keep fit First Friday of the month, (10.30-11.30) pm: Rummykub, 2.15pm - 4pm. Guest speakers table tennis, social. Weds am: and other activities, tea and Art, snooker, choir (10.3011.30), lunch club 12.30pm pm: biscuits, raffle (local transport Snooker, craft & chat. Thurs am: may be available at a small cost) Contact: Pauline Tel: 01323 Art, Scrabble, snooker, exercise & line dancing pm: Art, snooker. 895216 Fri am: Art, snooker pm: Table The Havens Day Clubs for tennis Sat am: Table tennis, Over 65s snooker. Monthly discussion Kempton House, Peacehaven group and occasional minibus Tues: 10am-3pm, or half day. trips. Visit twice to see if Newhaven Age Concern Club you like us, then pay £50 for Weds: 10am-3pm, or half days the year; no more to pay for Care, support, friendship and unlimited visits (excl. lunch). respite care. Run by Age UK East Come along on Tues 10am -12 Sussex. noon or tel: 01323 896422 Tel Nicola on 07850 987131, Lewes office 01273 476704 Emotional Wellbeing Courses Countywide Weekdays: times and days HIVE Youth Club Seaford vary; email for info. FREE. Baptist Church, Belgrave Road Email: healthylifestyles@ Fri: 7.15 - 8.45pm. (School year 7 – sixth form). Games,

activities, workshops, pool, table football, table tennis, Xbox, Playstation, instruments, social events, trips out, advice, encouragement & guidance. Annual membership £5 (excl. social events and trips). Term time only. Tel: 01323 896009 Italian Conversation Seaford Mon: Evening. Friendly, informal group. Beginners welcome. Tel: Helen 07519 160183 Email: Kids Aloud Kingswell, 115-117 Vale Road (Community Church Hall) Fri: 3.45pm - 5.30pm. Free afterschool activities for children aged 4-12. All welcome for games, art and stories. Tel: Tina 01323 492833. www.kings-well.

Mercread Youth Centre Mercread Road, Seaford 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 892531 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

Newhaven & Seaford Sea Cadets The Old Church, Chapel Know Dementia Memory Street, Newhaven Moments Café Mon & Fri: 7pm - 9pm (seniors) Meridian Centre, Meridian Way, Fri: 7pm - 9pm (juniors) Peacehaven Fri: 9.30am - 12.30pm. Informal Newhaven, Peacehaven & Seaford Lions Club café for people with dementia and their family supporter/carer. White Lion Hotel, Claremont Rd 4th Thurs of month: 8pm Includes tea, coffee and cake, and a little fun and laughter with meeting. games, talk, music, dance etc. Probus Club of Seaford Tel: 01273 494300 Seaford Golf Club, Firle Rd Email: 2nd Tues of month: 12pm for 12.30pm lunch. Monthly Lipreading Classes meeting with 3-course meal and Seaford Baptist Church, speaker. Tel: 01323 890418 or Belgrave Road 897546 Tues: 10am. Newcomers welcome, first two sessions The Rotary Club of Seaford free. £21 per six sessions, incl. Seaford Golf Club, Firle Rd membership of Hard of Hearing Weds: 12.45 for 1pm. Weekly Club. Text: 07519 386035, tel: meeting. 01273 585339 Royal Antidiluvian Order of L: IVE Youth Club Buffaloes The Royal British Seaford Baptist Church, Legion, Claremont Road Belgrave Road Sun: 3pm. Weekly meetings Fri: 6 - 7pm. (School year Tel: 01323 325121 3 - 6). Games and activities inc. pool, table football, table tennis, The Royal Society of St George games consoles, craft zones, Monthly events. England’s and a tuck shop. Admission leading patriotic society. Contact £1 inc 50p worth of tuck. Chairman 01323 899985 or First week free. Term time email: only. Tel: 01323 896009 www. SCDA Free Healthy Cooking 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.

on a Budget Course The House Project, 168 South Coast Road, Peacehaven Weds: 10.30am - 12.30pm. Runs 18th, 25th January & 1st February 2017 and again later in the year. All welcome. Tel: 01273 516102 Email: healthylifestyles@

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Seaford Afternoon Flower Club Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road 3rd Thurs of month:1.30pm for a 2pm start. Talks, demos, outings, etc. Past and new members welcome. Membership £27 per year. Visitors £5 inc. refreshments per meeting. Tel: Georgie Wall 01323 490979 or Sue Ward 01323 894848 Seaford Bonfire Society White Lion Hotel, Claremont Rd First Thurs of month: 7pm. Membership and open committee meeting. 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. For further information please refer to our website

Sunday & bank hols: 11am-4pm. Tel: 01323 898222 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 89241 Seaford Social Club for Blind & Partially Sighted People St Peter’s Hall, Belgrave Road 1st Thurs of month: 2-4pm. Entertainment and tea. Tel: ESAB 01323 832252 Seafordspirit: Seaford Independent Spiritualist Church 3 Warwick Road Tues: 7.30pm - 8.30pm Healing Thurs: 7.30pm Divine Service Friday: 10.30pm - 12 noon Healing Alternate Saturdays: Clairvoyant Evenings 7.30pm Demos/workshops see website. All welcome. Tel 01323 737407 Email: enquiries@seafordspirit.

Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Mon: Cribbage & Line Dancing. Tues: 9.30am Slimming World. 3rd Weds: Klondyke Whist. Thurs: Tea Dance/Dance Classes. Fri & Sun: 8.15pm Bingo. Tel: 01323 890087

Seaford Stamp & Postcard Club Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane 2nd Weds of month: 7.15pm. Monthly speaker. All stamp collectors welcome. Tel: 01323 890699

Seaford Evening Flower Club St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd 1st Thurs of month: 7 for 7.30pm demo. Affil. to NAFAS. New members welcome. Visitors £4.50 inc. refreshments. Tel Marian on 01273 515544

Seaford Stroke & Caring Club St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd Mon: 2 - 4pm. Slides, music, quizzes, bingo, tea and homemade cakes. Some transport available. Tel: Joyce Woodgate: 01323 894547

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

Seahaven (Afternoon) Trefoil Guild Afternoon Meeting St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane, off Church Street 1st Tues of month: 2.30 4.30pm. Tel: 01323 897959

Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane, off Church Street 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

Seahaven (Evening) Trefoil Guild Evening Meeting Downs Leisure Centre Over 60s Club 3rd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. Tel: 01323 893250

Seahaven Hard of Hearing Club St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd 1st Friday of month: 2.15 - 4pm. Seaford Martello Rotary Club Guest speakers and other Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road activities, tea and biscuits, raffle. Mon: 7.15pm for 7.45pm. Local transport may be available Tel: 01323 891009 or at a small cost. Contact Pauline 01323 895216 Seaford Museum & Heritage Society Martello Tower, Seaford Southdown Bridge Club 60+ Club, Downs Leisure Ctr Summer opening Sunday & bank hols: 11am-4pm. Weds: 6.30 - 9.45pm. Friendly duplicate bridge for any age. Weds & Sat: 2pm-4pm. Tel: 01323 892171/896236 Winter opening


Spanish Conversation & Coffee Morning Micklefield Way, Seaford Thurs: 10am - 11.30am. Qualified and experienced teacher. £15. For more details Tel: 07504 881848 Email:

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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

Local Market & Café Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Tues: 10.30am - 2.30pm. Local community market and café, serving light lunches. Stalls available. For more info tel Wendy on 07883 611677

Survivors of Suicide The Matthew 25 Mission, Brodie Hall, Christ Church, Seaside, Eastbourne 2nd Mon: 7pm-8.30pm. Group for people affected by suicide.

Love Heart Community Café Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Thurs: 10.30am - 12.30pm. Supporting people with learning difficulties through work experience. All welcome. Fundraisers: raise funds and enhance your profile for free, any Thursday with booked slot. Tel: 01273 812976

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 or tel: 01273 552222 Sussex Wildlife Trust Various locations in and around Seaford 1st Thurs of month:10am 3pm, Sept to May. For details tel: 07824 151935. Email: Whist Drive St Thomas More Roman Catholic Church Hall, Sutton Rd Thurs: 1.45pm. £2 inc. tea and biscuits. Tel: 01323 896412 Who Let the Dads Out? Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road 2nd Sat of month: 9.30am - 11.30am. For children 0 to 11 years with their dads, granddads and male carers. Tel: 01323 896009


East Dean Farmers’ Market East Dean Village Hall,Village Green Lane off Gilberts Drive Weds: 10am - 12.30pm. 01323 423481 Family Learning Activities Newhaven & Peacehaven Mon, Weds, Thurs: times and days vary; email for info. Free. Email: familylearning@

Monday Coffee Mornings Seaford Little Theatre 4 Steyne Road Mon: 10am - 11.30am. Everyone welcome to come and enjoy a coffee/tea with biscuits. Newhaven Country Market Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven, BN9 9LH Thursdays: 9.45am - 1pm (2pm Easter and Christmas markets). Homemade produce, free-range eggs, fresh fish, plants, crafts, café. Free parking, access for the disabled. Tel: 07540 199616 Newhaven Street Markets Newhaven High Street Thurs & Sat: 9am - 2pm. Fresh produce, bread & pastries, fish & seafood, street food, clothes, arts & crafts, household goods, fishing tackle, handmade jewellery etc. For market stall hire tel 01273 517544 or email: Quit51 Stop Smoking Service Seaford Medical Practice, Dane Rd Tues: 9am-6pm Fri: 9am-1pm. One-to-one clinics. Tues: 5pm6.30pm. Quit club in a friendly group environment. Tel: 0800 6226968 Seaford Community Garden Crouch Gardens next to the Peace Garden Weds: 9.30am - 12.30pm. Garden open, plants and produce for sale. All welcome.

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Seaford Old Town Hall Community Tea Room Church Street, Seaford Mon - Fri: 10am - 1pm. Sat: 10am - 12 noon. Come and enjoy the comfort of a rest, hot drink, friendly chat. Seaford Police Neighbourhood Policing Team Meet & Greet Downs Leisure Centre Thurs: 3.30pm Meet your local Police Community Support Officers.


Blatchington Hill Townswomen’s Guild The Chapel Room, St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Road, Seaford 2nd Tues of month: 7.30pm. New members always welcome. Tel: 01323 899845 or email Inner Wheel Club of Seaford Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road 2nd Tues of month: 7.30pm. Members only.

Chyngton Youth Academy of Arts and Drama St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd Thurs: 4pm. Ages 5-12 Fri: 5.30pm. Ages 12-18. For drama classes contact Ellen on 07791 081935 Concentus Choir United Reformed Church, Upperton Road, Eastbourne Mon: 7.30pm - 9.45pm. No need to read music to join this friendly choir, which regularly sings in Seaford. Tel: Evelyn 01323 643358 The Downs Singers Downs 60+ Club, Sutton Crn. Weds: 10.30am - 11.30am. Friendly. No need to read music. Tel: 01323 896422 on Tues 10am -12 noon, or come on the day.

Haven Harmonies Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven BN9 9LH Mon: 7 - 9pm. Contemporary Seaford Martello WI repertoire accompanied on St Leonard’s Church Hall, guitar. No need to read music. Church Lane, off Church Street £6 per session. Contact Marian 2nd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. Stanley for more information Tel: 01273 583484, email: on 01273 611068 or email: Seaford NWR (National Women’s Register) Members’ homes and out and about Various days: For women who are interested in everything and talk about anything. More details visit or contact us directly by email: Seaford Sweethearts WI Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd 4th Tues of month: 8pm. New members welcome. www.


The Archway Blatchington Rd Tel 01323 897590 Gospelish Choir Mon: 8pm - 9.30pm. Gospel & soul-inspired music. £7 a session. Contemporary Choir Chyngton School, Millberg Rd Weds: 12.30pm - 2pm at Archway, 8pm - 9.30pm Everything from Ellington to Supertramp. £7 per session. Bishopstone Chorale 10a Hurdis Rd, Bishopstone Sat: 10.30-12.30pm. Small friendly group sing madrigals to songs from musicals.Tenors & basses needed.Tel: 490886

Michael Piraner Recorder Workshops Cross Way Church, Steyne Road 2nd Sat every month: 2pm 4.30pm. Tel: Val Underhill 01323 895230, email: val.underhill@ Play Readings at the Seaford Little Theatre 4 Steyne Road 1st Tues every month: 7.30pm. Everyone welcome to join in or just listen, play readings are held in the coffee lounge. Tel: Mary 01323 351882 or email Seaford Choral Society St Lukes Church, Walmer Rd Mon: 7.15 - 9.15pm. New singers always welcome, no experience necessary, no audition. Tel: 01323 891307, email: Seaford Drum Group The Archway, 1 Blatchington Rd Tues: 7pm - 9pm. Group drumming. No experience necessary, everyone welcome. Tel: Jamie 07863 159742

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, Saxon Lane Tues & Thurs: 7.30pm. Rehearsals - new members welcome. Tel: 01323 492240 Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane Weds: 6 - 8pm. Performance based learning for young people. Enquiries: 07710 426321 or email: Seaford Silver Band Seaford Head School, Steyne Rd Weds: 8 - 10pm. Rehearsals. New members welcome. Tel: 01323 892424 or 07740 646386 visit www. Seaford Youth Drama Group Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd Mon: groups from 5pm. Very reasonable prices. New members welcome. Contact Chris on 01323 892023 Sound Baths The Yurt, Florence House, Southdown Road 1st and 3rd Tues of the month: Bathe in these lovely soothing sounds. Tel 07515 961327 Southdown Society of Recorder Players St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd 4th Sat of the month: 2 - 5pm. Contact Maggie Jakeman, 01323 895552 or email: U3A Orchestra Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd Fri: 10am - 12 noon. Conductor Pat White. Tel: Phyllis Merrifield on 01323 893882 U3A Recorder Group St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd Weds: 2 - 4pm. Tel: Val Underhill on 01323 895230 Email: val.underhill@googlemail. com

Artsmart Pre-school Messy Play Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Mon: 11am - 12pm. Drop in £4.50, siblings £3. Artsmart holiday workshops contact Ann on 07834 629133 or facebook Baby and Toddler Experience Seaford, Lewes and Newhaven Classes for babies & toddlers to develop, learn and have fun. Tel: 07834 231971 www.the Parent and Toddler Group St Peter’s Church Chapel Rms Tues: 9 - 11am. Open to all. Buggy Walk Group Gateway Café, Big Park, Piddinghoe Avenue, Peacehaven Weds: 10am. Free. National Trust Seaford Association (NTSA) Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 3rd Wed of month: 2.30pm. Illustrated talks on diverse subjects from October to March. Outings from spring to autumn plus other social and fundraising events. New members welcome. Visitors £2.50. Piglets Toddler Group St Thomas More Church Wednesdays: 9.30 - 11.30am. Facebook: Piglets Seaford 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. Tel: 01323 896009

SpORT & DANCE 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 BABY & 492795 or 07703 485348 pRE-SCHOOL Ante- & Postnatal Excercise Class Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford Ballet,Tap, Modern & Jazz Tues: 10.45 - 11.30am. Specialist Seahaven Dance, Seaford and exercise class for mums to be Newhaven and new mums. Crèche on site Mon - Sat Contact Mechele on or baby welcome in class. Tel: 07738 831616, email: 07901 683577 or 01323 490011 or email

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Body Vibes Windover Fitness, nr Alfriston Tues: 10am. Thurs: 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Tel: 01323 871554/07930 738034 Body Works Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road Fri: 2pm: All age circuits, 2.45 - 4pm: Older adult stretch & tone. £5 pp. Tel: 01323 871554/07930 738034 Boxercise® Wave Leisure, Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Mon: 7pm. Circuits and Bootcamp. Tues: 7.30pm. Cardio Padwork and Aerobox. All classes suitable for beginners. Tel: 01273 510784 or book online:

Fitness Courses Newhaven & Hailsham Tues: times and days vary; email for info. FREE. Email: healthylifestyles@ Fitness Pilates Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd Tues: 12.30 - 1.30pm. £7.50 pay as you go or £49 for 8 sessions. Have fun! Suitable for all. Contact Karen on 01273 305827 email:

Football Mercread Youth Centre, Mercread Road Tues: Lunchtime. Indoor kickabout for Seaford Head Year 7 & 8 students only. Steyne Site sports hall. 5pm - 6pm. Free kickabout for Year 7+, Downs Chair Based Yoga Leisure Centre. Fri: 9 - 10pm. Seaford Osteopathic Clinic, Paignton House, Warwick Road Football Street League session with Brighton & Hove Albion in Tues: 1.30 - 2.30pm. Aimed at the Community. Downs Leisure those who find floor work less Centre, £1. Tel: 01323 892531 suitable. Calming, gentle class for posture, increased flexibility Forces Fit and relaxation. Block of 6 The Salts Recreation Ground classes £48, drop-in £10, space Mon & Weds: 7pm permitting. Tel: 07764 188615 Sun: 10am Free tasters available. Book online at Circuit Training Lewes Road Hut, Robinson Road, Newhaven Thurs: 9am - 10am. Booking mandatory. Tel 01273 516032, email: healthylifestyles@

Crouch Bowling Club Crouch Gardens, East Street April-Sept: Outdoor bowling. All age groups welcome. Free coaching by qualified coaches Tel Pat: 01323 654788 www.

Health Walks Martello Tower/The Salts Café 10am - 11am. Health walks, Tuesdays First Tuesday of the month from Salts Café and third from Martello Tower. All ages and abilities welcome. Free. Run by The Conservation Volunteers. Tel: Jennifer on 07740 899559, email

Kettlercise and CoreAbility Wave Leisure, Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Mon: 6pm. Kettlercise. All over Denton Indoor Bowls Club body toning and fat burning Denton Island, Newhaven workout. Tues: 6.30pm. BN9 9BA Core-focused kettlebell and Mon - Sun: 9am - 7pm. New bodyweight workout. members welcome. Tel 01273 All classes suitable for beginners. 514664 Tel: 01273 510784 or book Expressive Creative Dance Class online: Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Line Dancing Weds 7.15 - 8.30pm. 6 weeks Daytime classes for mixed £30, drop in £6. Tel Bettina on abilities. Tel Val on 01323 325993 07712 345981 Line Dancing Mercread Youth Extend Centre, Mercread Road Activities to music, suitable for Tues: 5.30 - 6.30pm Beginners, older people. have fun while 6.30 - 7.30pm Improvers, 7.30 you improve your balance and 9pm Intermediates. mobility, with seated options. Fri: 5.30 - 6.30pm Beginners, For classes and times in the area 6.30 - 7.30pm Improvers, 7.30 tel Sandria on 01273 514152 9pm Intermediates. Tel Gina on 01273 470456 or 07443 425621


Line Dancing with the Dance Co. St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd Thurs 9am - 10.15am. Beginners followed by coffee. Tel: 07477 600096, email: 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

and gardening/outdoor activities in Seaford, Eastbourne and Brighton. FREE. Tel: 01273 516032 for current list.

Low Cost Beginners Exercise Class Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven Weds: 10am - 11am. 6-week course from 11th January 2017, will run again later in the year. Tel: 01273 516102 Email: healthylifestyles@ Meditation & Relaxation St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd Sat: 10 - 11am. The Archway, Blatchington Rd Tues: 11am -12 noon. Fri: 6 - 7pm. Tel: 01323 365802 or 07557 539507. Email: Meditation Groups Seaford Tues: 10am-12 noon & 7pm9pm. Meetings held in Ann’s home. 1 to 1 sessions, massage and life coaching also available. For further details, tel: Ann 07989 294445

Pilates The Archway Arts Centre, Blatchington Road Tues & Thurs evenings Weds, Thurs & Fri mornings Tel Tricia 07941 922129

Mums’ Fitness Mercread Centre, Mercread Rd 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. MumsFitnessUK Tel Alex 07540 551054 Nordic Walking Various locations Sat: Morning walks in Sussex. Afternoon taster/introductory sessions on the seafront. Weds: 7pm. Evening taster/ introductory sessions at Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Rd. Tel: Kathryn 01323 891492, email: kathrynmcdonald2@ Outdoor Walks & Activities Various locations Informal, friendly group walks

Pilates - Alfriston Pilates Lower Ground Floor Studio, 1-3 Dane Road Daily and evenings (except Sunday). Pilates £10, PiYo £8, Flowin’ £7. Tel: 07903 681962. Email:

Pilates - Movement for Life Seaford Osteopathic Clinic, Paignton House,Warwick Road Mon, Weds, Thurs, Sat: daytime Thurs: evening. Classes for all ages and abilities daytimes and Thurs evening. Back care, Modified and Progressive Pilates. Tel: Karen 01323 873309, email: www. Seaford & District Folk Dance Group Sutton Hall, Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road Mon: 7.45pm. New members welcome, first visit free. Tel: Judy 01323 890759 or Pam 01273 585551 Seaford Bowling Club Chichester Road, Seaford Outdoor bowling now closed until April. Short mat bowling and social activities continue through the winter. New members very welcome. Tel: 01323 892831 Seaford Cricket Club Salts Recreation Ground, Park Road Junior outdoor training Fri: 6pm-7pm. Under 10s to under 13s. 7pm-8pm. Under 14s to under 16s. Email: Senior outdoor training Tues & Thurs: 6.30pm-8pm. Email: New players and beginners welcome. Seaford Kurlers Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road, Seaford Tues: 2 - 4pm. All welcome. Tel: June Wood on 01323 895376

Seaford Netball Club Seaford Head Sports Hall Mon: 5pm-5.30pm. Starlets, age 7-9, £2.50. 5.30pm-6.30pm. Shadows, age 10-12, £3. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Shadows, age 13-15, £3. 7.30pm-9pm. Seniors, £5. New members welcome. Tel Clare Flack: 07724 956649. Seaford Rambling Club Various locations A varied programme of walks for active people. For details tel 01323 894370 or Seaford Rugby Football Club Salts Recreation Ground, Marine Parade Tues & Thurs: 7 - 9pm. Recruiting new players for two teams in the Sussex leagues. Come along or contact Paul Burns on 07732 202208

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, Sutton Road Thurs: 10am. Tel: 01323 490011 Yoga Newhaven Tues: 10am. 60+ yoga 7pm. Pranayama and meditation Weds: 10am. Pregnancy yoga 2pm. Gentle yoga for those living with cancer, ME and heart ailments 7pm. Classical therapeutic yoga. Thurs: 10am. Mixed abilities New yoga studio with all equipment provided. 5-week courses for small groups with highly qualified teacher. Tel: 01273 512306

Yoga – Chair Based Yoga Seaford Osteopathic Clinic, Paignton House, Warwick Road Tues: 1.30pm - 2.30pm. Block of 6 classes £48. Drop in £10, space permitting. Maximum class size 7. For those who find floor work less suitable. Gentle Seaford Striders Running Club class for posture, increased flexibility and relaxation. From Downs Leisure Centre, Tel: Christine 07764 188615 Sutton Road Mon & Weds (main night): 7pm. Email: All ages and abilities welcome. Yoga Classes for the Less Able St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Rd Seaford Traditional Folk Dance Thurs: 11am - 12pm. Seaford Group St Peter’s Church Hall, Group of Eastbourne & South Belgrave Road Wealden Multiple Sclerosis Wed: 10.15am-12.15pm. Visitors, Society. Exercises on floor and new members welcome. £4 pw. chair with trained yoga teacher. Tel: 01323 897315 £5 per lesson. Tel. 01323 500932 Sk8school Inline Skating Hard Football Pitch near the Yoga - Free Yoga Course Salts play area, Marine Parade The House Project, 168 South Weds: 10am - 11am & 4.30 Coast Road, Peacehaven 5.30pm. Beginners class Learn a Fri: 1.30pm - 3pm. Runs 13th new skill and get fit for summer. January - 3rd February 2017 £8 adults, £5 children. Advance and again later in the year. booking essential. Protective Tel: 01273 516102 gear must be worn and can be Email: healthylifestyles@ hired in advance. Skate hire £5. Call 07988 151632 email: Yoga – In Balance Hatha Yoga The Archway, Blatchington Rd Swimming Lessons Mon: 6.15pm-7.15pm. Newlands School, Eastbourne Rd The Yurt, Florence House, Sat: Beginners: 9.15 - 9.45am, Southdown Road Improvers: 9.45 - 10.30am, Tues: 10am-11.30am. Improver 2/advanced: 10.30 Weds: 5.30pm-7pm & -11.15am. 6-week courses, £30. 7.15pm-8.45pm. Tel: 07989 455020 Small group hatha yoga Tai Chi Peacehaven sessions for all abilities.1-2-1 Low-cost introductory Tai Chi. yoga sessions can be arranged. Tel: 01273 516032 Relaxing body massage and therapeutic sports massage Seaford Rugby Football Club Junior Training Salts Recreation Ground, Marine Parade Sun: 10.30am -12pm. Ages ranging from 6 to 16, a friendly but ambitious squad. Come along or tel 07818 438378

also available. Tel: Sophie 07444 549859, email: inbalancesussex@ Yoga – Purrfect Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Thurs: 6.20pm The Yurt at Florence House, Southdown Road Tues: 7am Weds: 11.45am and 1pm Thurs: 8.15am St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd, Seaford Mon: 8.30am beginners yoga, 9.30am. Tues: 6.30pm pregnancy and new mum yoga. 7.30pm (with Beautiful Yoga). All abilities welcome. Ante- and postnatally trained. Tel: Catherine 07901 683577. www.facebook. com/purrfectyoga or email

Zumba with Louise Zumba: Mercread Youth Club, Seaford Tues & Thurs 10am-11am. Shimmy your way to fitness. Zumba Gold: Mercread Youth Club, Seaford Tues & Thurs: 2pm-3pm. Less energetic but lots of fun. Followed by tea/coffee. Peacehaven RC Church Hall, Horsham Ave Weds: 11am-12 noon Zumba Toning: Meeching Hall, Newhaven Weds: 7pm-8pm Sculpting the arms and core. Tel: 07786 425758


Yoga – Satyam Yoga Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Thurs: 10am -11.30am. All levels of ability, beginners welcome. £40 for 5 class pass, valid for 8 weeks or £10 per class drop-in. Tel: 07774 862499.

Overeaters Anonymous A self-help group for people who wish to change their behaviour around food and eating.

Yoga – Smile Yoga Seaford, Newhaven & Peacehaven See website for schedule. email: Yoga with Therese The Yurt, Florence House, Southdown Road Mon: 9.30am - 11am Thurs: 6pm - 7.30pm & 7.30pm - 9pm Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Mon: 6.30pm - 8pm Weds: 10am - 11.30am Bishopstone Village Hall Thurs: 10.30am - 12 noon Also regular sound baths and workshops. Tel Therese on 07515 961327 or email:

Sampling Free. Tel 01323 897671 Skin Care Workshop & Facial Free. Tel 01323 897671

Slimming World Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane Tues: 9.30am. Tina, tel: 07711 Yoga – Seahaven Yoga 944254 The Archway, 1 Blatchington Rd Tues: 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Weds: 6.30pm, Sat: 9.30am Tina, tel: 07711 944254 Summerhayes Centre, Marshall Chyngton Methodist Church, Lane, Newhaven Millberg Road Tues & Thurs: 6.15pm. Thurs: 5.30pm & 7.30pm. The Anahata Health Clinic Emma, tel: 07790 214806 119/120 Edward St, Brighton Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Weds: 10.45 - 11.45am. Weds: 7.30pm. Tina, tel: 07711 The Yurt, Florence House, 944254 Southdown Road, Seaford Weight Loss Challenge Thurs: 12.30pm & 2.30pm & Wellness Club (booking essential). WellnessWorks, Seaford Gentle traditional yoga suitable for all. Tel 07983 622840/01323 Fri: 11am. £35 for 12 weeks. Free private consultation by 892638 seahavenyoga@ appointment. Tel 01323 897671 Herbalife Healthy Breakfast &

Weight Watchers 60+ Club, Downs Leisure Ctr Sutton Road Mon: 9.45am. Join us and relax with a cup of coffee or tea. Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road Weds: 5.45pm. Come along and learn about Smart Points. Contact Sally on 07758 653851, email:



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BALCONY & SEA VIEWS £249,950 Third floor balcony flat commanding delightful sea views. Conveniently situated between the town centre and seafront. 2 double bedrooms, Re-fitted kitchen and bathroom/WC, Garage, No ongoing chain. Share of Freehold.

BLUE HAZE AVENUE £270,000 A two bedroom bungalow located within the sought after Blue Haze development. With 15’ kitchen/diner, living room, shower room/WC, south/westerly rear garden and garage. In need of some modernisation the property benefits from gas fired central heating (New boiler installed 2014), uPVC soffits/fascia’s and double glazing.

CLOSE TO SEAFORD HEAD £425,000 A superb opportunity to acquire a three bedroom detached bungalow located in the highly desired South East quarter of Seaford. With 20’ through living room, 20’ conservatory, kitchen, bathroom, en suite shower/WC and extended garage with block brick drive to the front. Private enclosed rear garden, gas fired central heating and uPVC soffits, fascias and double glazed windows.

BELGRAVE ROAD £485,000 A spacious 4/5 bedroom detached house conveniently located within half a mile of the town centre and railway station. Gas fired central heating. Double glazing. Through Living/ Dining room divided by double doors. Kitchen/Breakfast room. Utility Room. 2 En-Suites, Family Bathroom/WC. Cloakroom/WC. Double Garage.

BACKING ONTO PLAYING FIELD £349,950 Light and spacious three bedroom detached bungalow benefiting from rear garden backing onto open playing fields. Further accommodation briefly comprises: lounge, kitchen, shower room with WC and further cloakroom/ WC. Other benefits include gas central heating and uPVC double glazed units throughout.

SEAFORD HEAD AREA £775,000 An attractive well maintained detached house set in over a third of an acre garden plot enjoying 120’ x 100’ (36.6m x 25m) landscaped south facing rear garden, carriage drive and double garage. 4 double bedrooms with master en-suite. Large living room, dining room, study, sitting room and gym. 2419 sq. ft. (225 sq.m.)

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