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SEAFORD Scene July 2019 Issue 147

Your Community Magazine, Business Directory and What’s On Guide

New Mayor of Seaford Seaford Open Gardens

Seaford Youth Forum Royal Society of St George Seaford U3A Orchestra Distributed free each month to homes and businesses in Seaford


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to the July issue of Seaford Scene, your community magazine, business directory and what’s on guide. Yey! Summer is finally here and Seaford has a new Mayor. Find out who it is on page 4. We wish a Happy 50th Birthday to Seaford Head, on page 69, whilst Seaford Natural History Society shows us what to look out for whilst rambling in the countryside, page 8. There are more beautiful open gardens in Seaford to enjoy and get inspiration from this month – browse through the issue and turn to the What’s On pages, 128 to 138 to find out where these fund-raising gardens can be found. Don’t miss the Seaford Head Greenpower Racing Team on page 33 and July is the RNLI Newhaven Lifeboat Summer Fête and Lifeboat display (page 26). It’s also Sea Sunday at St Andrew’s Church, Bishopstone on the 14th (page 70). Seaford Little Theatre’s next production is on from 26th July (page 25), and a review of The Thrill of Love is on page 50. Local author Jill Bush launches her new book Lionel Morris and the Red Baron on page 112, and read part one of Chris Girder’s A-Z guide to cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, page 40. All this and so much more in your July issue. Enjoy! Fran Tegg. Editor


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4 Councillor Nazish Adil Appointed Mayor of Seaford 6 Seaford Splash! 8 Seaford Natural History Society 12 Seahaven Branch, Royal Society of St George 14 Seaford Photographic Society 19 Newberry Tully 22 Sussex Arts Collective 24 St Andrew’s Church Summer Fête 24 Colourwave 2019 25 Seaford Little Theatre – Not Now Darling 26 RNLI Newhaven Lifeboat 28 East Blatchington Lectures 33 Seaford Head School Greenpower Racing Team 36 Seaford Youth Forum 40 Cycle Seahaven 45 Seaford Afternoon Flower Club 50 Seaford Little Theatre – The Thrill of Love Review 56 Martello Rotary Club 61 Seaford U3A News 62 Neighbourhood Watch Roundup 69 Happy Birthday Seaford Head 70 Sea Sunday 71 WAVES 72 Twin Choirs Wow Large Seaford Audience 78 Rotary Club of Seaford 81 Seaford U3A Orchestra 82 St James’ Trust 83 Seaford Flood Action Group 86 Seaford Evening Flower Club 91 A View From The Potting Shed 94 Seaford Community Garden 97 Open Garden in Aid of WAVES 99 Homelink Open Garden 100 Newhaven, Peacehaven & Seaford Lions Club 106 Inner Wheel Club of Seaford 110 Scam Awareness 112 Lionel the Little-known Warrior 114 Clifden House 117 Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail 2019 120 Seaford Kurlers 127 Refill Seaford & Newhaven 128 What’s On in Seaford in July? 139 Index of Businesses



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Councillor Nazish Adil appointed Mayor of Seaford Seaford Town Council is delighted to announce the appointment of the Mayor for 2019-2020 is Councillor Nazish Adil. Councillor Adil was voted in as Mayor at the recent Annual General Meeting of the Council and is the first British Asian female Mayor of Seaford. The chains of office were handed over by outgoing Mayor Councillor Linda Wallraven, who has held the position for the past two years with great distinction. Councillor Adil said: ‘I feel honoured to be elected by my fellow councillors as the new Mayor of this historic town of Seaford. It is such a special place. I’d like to thank each and every member of the community who voted in the local elections, and all those who put their trust in me and the other recently elected councillors who now form the new Seaford Town Council. I feel proud that your representatives have the confidence in my ability to fulfil the important role of mayor. I look forward to working hard and enthusiastically with them all, to consolidate on past successes, and to achieve our vision of what needs to change for the good of our muchloved town. ‘I would also like to thank Councillor Linda Wallraven, the past mayor, for her long and dedicated service to the town over many years, and the significant contribution she has made to the community through her work and her charities. She is, and remains, a great asset to the town. Thank you again Councillor Wallraven.’ Councillor Adil brings a wealth of experience to the position, including a degree and Master’s degree in Law, and worked for more than six years for a human rights Non-Government Organisation in many areas providing advocacy and counselling services for the underprivileged and the victims of crime. She stated: ‘I am a people person and love helping others, empathising with and empowering those I meet in the best possible way’. Councillor Adil has been living in Seaford with her family since 2012 and is currently the manager at Moon of India, the first ever Indian curry house in Seahaven


established since 1978. Councillor Adil went on to say, ‘Because of the warmth, acceptance and opportunities that we have been offered by this friendly community, we feel really at home here, almost locals! This positive feeling led to my decision to put myself forward to serve as a Councillor, and now I accept, with great pleasure and pride, the leading role offered to me as Mayor of Seaford, now my home town! ‘As the Mayor of Seaford I now have the responsibility and great opportunity to serve our town and help to safeguard our unique and beautiful position, enclosed as we are by the green of the downs and the blue of the sea. We can continue to promote Seaford Bay and the surrounding nature reserves to attract more visitors, both wild and human! I also want to support the Town Council, in partnership with others, to renovate the playgrounds in the town, promote sports and help local charities to generate funds to beautify the town and support our residents. I want to strengthen relationships with all local stakeholders so that we can work together for the benefit of the town and local community. ‘I know that I will need the help of all of my fellow councillors to achieve this, and can count on them sharing their skills, experience and areas of expertise. But also I would like to say to all the lovely people of Seaford, “Let’s work together!” We can cooperate to change, preserve and protect our community. ‘My chosen charities for the term of office will be The Youth Counselling Project and the Downs Syndrome Development Trust and I hope everyone will fully support it. By coming together, we can all make a positive difference to the lives in our town. Together we can organise colourful, entertaining and educational events for us all to enjoy, whilst generating funds for different local projects. We already have popular local groups who are doing just that. Others work quietly and diligently in the background. Respect to you all. Each one of us can make a difference. ‘My slogan is “Together we can; together we will!” ’

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Arts and cultural events in the Seaford area Welcome to the latest update on what’s going on in our vibrant town, compiled by Andrea Hargreaves.


There are some great films at the Barn Theatre this month. Seaford Community Cinema is showing Best Picture and Original Writing Oscar winner Green Book (12A) on 5th July at 7.30pm, and is spicing up this drama comedy with some American Independence Day fun in the foyer. Mahershala Ali won the Best Supporting Actor BAFTA for his role as an African-American classical pianist on tour in 1962 who is restricted to places to stay listed in The Negro Motorist Green Book. The matinée on Saturday 6th July is Oscar-winning Mary Queen of Scots (15) at 2.30pm. Directed by Josie Rourke, it stars Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden and David Tennant in this gorgeously filmed costume drama taken from John Guy’s biography. On Friday 12th July at 7.30pm is Disobedience (15), a film directed by Sebastián Lelio and starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola, about a woman who returns from New York to the Orthodox Jewish community in London that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend; their passions reignite. The BAFTA-nominated Outstanding British Film of the Year, Stan & Ollie (PG), is being shown on Friday 19th July at 7.30pm. With John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan in the title parts, it tells how Laurel and Hardy attempt to restore their flagging film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song, a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain. Then, for one night only, the cinema is changing venue on Sunday 28th July for an open-air screen at Florence House, Southdown Road, where Oscar and BAFTAnominated Best Animated Feature Film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) is being shown at 4pm followed by the Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga vehicle A Star is Born – which won the BAFTA for Best Original Music – at 7pm. Doors open at 3pm. Bring picnic, rugs and weather-appropriate clothing. A bar will be available.



The Crypt Gallery has a busy programme, with a show by Richard K. Potter from Monday 8th July until Wednesday 17th July, featuring landscapes, seascapes and modern works that reflect the natural environment and our place within it. Next up are Zan Stevenson’s eloquent paintings coupled with handcrafted gem stone and silver jewellery made by Sandy Hernu from Friday 19th July until Sunday 28th July.


Seaford Little Theatre’s next production is the comedy Not Now Darling, by John Chapman and Ray Cooney, from Friday 26th July until Saturday 3rd August. Directed by Garry Fowler, this 1960s farce is set in a London fur salon, and involves philandering, a fur coat and mistaken identities. Performances start at 7.45pm except for Saturdays 27th July and 3rd August when there are to be matinées at 2.30pm.


The Macmillan Garden Trail takes place on Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th July. For more details go to www. macmillangardentrail.co.uk.

Also coming up

Artwave 17th August to 1st September – the annual festival of artists and makers from Seaford, Newhaven, Lewes and surrounding villages, www.artwavefestival.org The Green Show Thursday 15th August to Sunday 18th August and Thursday 22nd August to Sunday 25th August, at South Hill Barn, Seaford – contemporary art exhibition, workshops and lectures, www.wearescip.co.uk Seaford Film Festival Saturday 14th September to Sunday 22nd September – on the theme of Heroes, all at the Barn Theatre, www.seafordcinema.org. Are you putting on an arts event in the town? For a possible mention in this diary contact Andrea at andylouhargreaves@icloud.com at least a week before issue deadline. Photo: A Star is Born at Seaford Community Cinema.

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Seaford Natural History Society We’re half way through this year’s walks programme, and so far we’ve visited the foreshore at Peacehaven, the Sussex Wildlife Trust reserves at Woods Mill (April) and Rye Harbour (June), and looked for spring flowers around Belle Tout, the dawn chorus at Abbot’s Wood, orchids in Cradle Valley and butterflies at Knowlands Farm. This month we have an outing to the RHS centre at Wisley (for members only), pond dipping at Crowlink pond with Natasha Sharma and a visit to Old Lodge Nature Reserve in Ashdown Forest with Derek Barber to look at dragonflies and generally explore this fascinating reserve. See the listing at the end of Seaford Scene for more details.You can find information about the rest of our 2019 programme on our website – www.seafordnaturalhistory.org.uk – or by phoning 01323 893526. We welcome visitors and prospective new members on our walks, which usually last about two and a half hours, and we suggest that visitors make a £3 donation. Unfortunately, we are unable to welcome dogs on our walks.

Out and about in the summer This is one of the best times of the year to see some of the 17 species of damselflies and 23 species of dragonflies resident in Britain – and to marvel at their amazing three-stage life cycle as they go from egg to larva to adult. The Egg – female dragonflies lay hundreds of eggs in their lives. They may lay them in plant material, or in water and some damselflies submerge completely to lay their eggs, often using their still-attached partner to pull them up again afterwards. Most eggs take 2-5 weeks to hatch, but some don’t hatch until the following spring.


The Larva – tadpolelike creatures emerge from the eggs and then generally spend one to two years in the water. They eat voraciously and moult between 5 to 14 times as they grow. They have six legs, wing sheaths, a hinged jaw which can shoot out and catch prey really quickly and they breathe under water. Their prey includes insect larvae, crustaceans, worms, snails, leeches, tadpoles and small fish. Emergence – the larvae come out of the water and develop into dragonflies or damselflies in response to the longer days and warmer temperatures of spring and early summer. Final stage larvae sit in shallow water for a couple of days and start to breathe air. After finding a secure support (like a strong reed), they redistribute their body fluids to push the thorax, head, legs and wings out of the larval skin. Then they pause for about 30 minutes to allow their legs to harden enough for the next stage, when the abdomen is withdrawn. Next, the wings and then the abdomen are expanded and start to harden. This process leaves behind a cast skin, called an exuvia, and lasts for between an hour (damselflies) and three hours (dragonflies). This amazing process is something you can watch by a pond or river if you have a little patience. The adult stage usually lasts for only a week or two, during which time dragonflies and damselflies mature – feeding away from water, and gradually acquiring their full colouring and becoming sexually mature. Then they move back to water to breed, mate on the wing, and lay their eggs. They are best seen flying on sunny days by water although if you look carefully on cloudy or rainy days you will see them resting in vegetation. If you would like to find out more about dragonflies and damselflies there is a lot on the web, including the British Dragonfly Society site (https://british-dragonflies.org. uk/content/biology-ecology), the source of much of this information. Photos from top: Emperor dragonfly; mating azure damselflies; dragonfly larva case.

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Seaford Photographic Society The final month of the season kicked off with an informal competition for small prints (max 7” by 5”), judged by club members. Jack Taylor produced the most popular photo, with Anna-Marie Armstrong, Janice Hewitt and Colin Mitchell all in joint-2nd place. It was then on to the last two competitions of the year, for the coveted Print of the Year and PDI (Projected Digital Image) of the Year trophies. The 36 entries for Print of the Year were assessed by Helen Taylor ARPS DPAGB BPE3*. Helen is a very highly qualified judge and professional photographer, and members appreciated her comprehensive analysis and critique of the images. The winner’s trophy went to Julian Purkis for his striking black and white print of the Seven Sisters, proving again that you don’t necessarily have to travel to exotic locations to take winning photos. Chris Dawson took 2nd and 3rd places. We were fortunate to have professional photographer Kirsty Ralfs ARPS QGP, who came all the way down from Whitstable in Kent, to judge the PDI of the Year competition. Again, there were 36 images entered. The winning photo was ‘The Long Climb Home’ by Chris Dawson, taken in the remote mountain village of Apiranthos, on the Greek island of Naxos. Second place went to Cathryn Mantovani’s photo of a ski drag lift at Val D’Isere in France, which had already won a competition earlier in the year on the subject of ‘Transport’. In third place was Thelma


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COLLECTIONS FIVE is the last of Sussex Arts Collective’s inspiring art and craft shows before they temporarily adjourn to Lewes House on School Hill, Lewes, in August to hold their Artwave 2019 extravaganza. If you have frequently passed through the gallery in the last four months and will miss their presence, not to worry, the Collective returns to the newly-named Cuckmere Room at the Crypt Gallery in September to conclude its year-long residency, culminating in a spectacular Christmas show, MERRILY! The group has been delighted with how things have progressed: increasing visitor numbers to the gallery by tenfold, maintaining continuous and free access to the listed ancient undercroft, and being able to host such varied and exciting artwork from so many of our fantastic Sussex artists. Phil Duncan says, ‘Visitors have been so enthusiastic and we are indebted to the Crypt Trustees who have been so accommodating. It is now hoped that this success will encourage other independent artists and groups to make more use of the main Flint Room gallery’.

Nick Orsborn RI

Returning to the COLLECTIONS show in July will be Nick Orsborn, watercolourist and creator of Cicada Jewellery. Long associated with the Collective, Nick was one of the first artist-makers to exhibit at its inception, 13 years ago. He will be familiar to those who knew his emporium in the North Laines, Brighton, and more recently his Artist’s Open House in Stanmer Villas as a part of the Fiveways Group.


Born in London in 1948, Nick studied Fine Art at Kingston and Reigate Colleges of Art and has lived in Sussex since 1970. Largely self-taught in the use of watercolour, it has been his medium of choice for the past 48 years. His work has been widely exhibited in the UK, and fine art poster images of his watercolours have been distributed and sold worldwide over the past two decades. His figurative paintings are largely concerned with expressing the joy of life, often from a perspective of humour and gentle irony. In 2007 he was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI), and he exhibits paintings each year at the RI Annual Exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London. Between 1975 and 1985 his jewellery wholesaled throughout the world and his UK buyers included Biba, Liberty and The Body Shop. He was commissioned to work in resin for Zandra Rhodes and the BBC. In 1980 the Crafts Council of Great Britain showcased Cicada Jewellery at the ICA Galleries.The V&A and Brighton and Hove Museums all have examples of Cicada Jewellery in their collections. Nick makes every piece of jewellery himself in his Brighton studio. Cicada Jewellery is available in strictly limited quantities and sold only at exhibitions and Artists’ Open Houses. For information about the COLLECTIONS exhibitions or Nick Orsborn contact info@sussexartscollective.com; join the Crypt Gallery mailing list; and look up websites www. sussexartscollective.com, www.thecryptgallery.com and www.nickorsborn.com. Photos: (top, bottom); Hula-hoop by Nick Orsborn; various items of Cicada jewellery; Nick Orsborn.



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Wednesday July 10th

Members’ Outing to London This all-day visit is now fully booked


Those who have not visited the Museum since the renovation was completed should come to see the new bridge and internal layout with lift access. Bring your visitors, friends or family to enjoy a day out. Summer Opening Times Wednesdays and Saturdays: 2pm to 4pm Sundays & Bank Holidays: 11am to 4pm Group visits are available at other times by appointment. Archives are open on the first Sunday afternoon of each month. Tel: 01323-898222


Postal address: P.O.Box 2132, Seaford, BN25 9BH (The SatNav address code is BN25 1JH)

Lesley Harvey Workshops Join me having fun drawing and painting for two hours, all materials provided. My workshops are on the last Saturday of each month, 9.30am - 11.30am in ‘Paradise Park’, Newhaven, £12 per session, and in ‘Be Creative’ craft shop, Seaford, every Thursday from 10am to 12 noon, £15 per session. Refreshments are provided at Be Creative. I am also available for children’s parties, cartoon drawing and face painting, £8 p/child. For more information contact me at: lesleyharvey17@hotmail.com or phone 07722 236741 To advertise in Seaford Scene please call 01273 710793 or email fran@seafordscene.co.uk



St Andrew’s Church, Bishopstone 4pm - 7pm, Thurs 1st August, 10am -


Saturday 3rd August, 12 noon – 4pm

This ever-popular, fun-for-all-the-family event will take place in Bishopstone (BN25 2UD), on the Village Green and in the Parish Hall. The traditional attractions will include a wide-ranging variety of stalls, a fun Dog Show, Punch and Judy Shows, face painting, and various activities for adults and children. Refreshments will be available all afternoon, and will include ice cream, hot sausage sizzlers and a beer tent on the green, with tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches being served in the hall. Musical entertainment will be provided by a fairground organ, the PopUp Singers, Seaford Silver Band and organ recitals in the church. Bookings from small local independent craft-type businesses are currently being taken – £20 per pitch, you need to provide your own table and any other requirements. There is limited space so please book early. Any activities or stalls catering for the interests of younger children are especially welcome. Donations of books, toys, games, plants, craft materials, unwanted gifts and bric-a-brac (not electrical or heavy items, please) will be gratefully received prior to and on the day. All proceeds will be used for the on-going maintenance and mission of this much-loved historic parish church which will be open to visitors throughout the day. All enquiries to Jim Taylor 01323 490038 or Liz Riley 01323 896315.

5pm, Fri 2nd - Weds 7th August The Crypt Gallery, 23 Church Street

Following on from their success in 2018, this summer sees the return of Colour Wave to the Crypt Gallery. Organised by Lynn Beck and Linda Wells, the collaboration of friends from Seaford brings an exciting exhibition of new work to this great venue. With a diverse range of art, craft and greetings cards, the participating artists are: Lynn Beck – acrylic paintings of local scenes, noted for their vibrant colours and quirky nature; Linda Wells – hand-felted textured landscapes, using embroidery techniques to add detail; Lisa Taylor – textured plaster paintings and wood; Dawn Shelley Wells – paintings with a unique twist and unusual angles; Palo Almond – abstracted paintings, principally in watercolour; Shirley Burt – woodland scenery with texture and depth; Nina Gatward – alphabet paintings depicting a child’s name alongside watercolour landscapes; Sue Casebourne – sculpted wool animals and painted landscapes, lino and woodcuts; Jan Firbank – portraiture and local vistas in pastels and other mixed media. The Studio will display examples from each artist, whilst the Main Gallery and Undercroft will showcase their collections. Colour Wave is free to enter and is open from Thursday 1st August, 4pm - 7pm, and Friday 2nd August until Wednesday 7th August, 10am - 5pm. Photos: Works by Lynn Beck (top) and Linda Wells.


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Seaford Little Theatre

Not now darling

Friday 26th July - Saturday 3rd August The setting for this uproarious farce, by Ray Cooney and John Chapman, is the elegant fur salon of Bodley, Bodley and Crouch (Director Garry Fowler is keen to point out that no real fur is used in the play). The set will reflect the salon owners’ aspirations with opulent drapes and marble columns – a very flamboyant area decorated in the best possible taste. A hilarious time ensues as infidelity is attempted and possibly thwarted through various permutations and entanglements until everyone gets their just desserts. Seaford Little Theatre promises a fun-filled evening and looks forward to welcoming its audiences. Performances start at 7.45pm weekdays, 2.30pm Saturdays (no Sunday performance). Tickets generally available from 5th July from Redgolds the opticians in Broad Street. Photo: Amanda Alexander, who plays the model Janie McMichael, compares coats with her inanimate friend in the salon.

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RNLI Newhaven Lifeboat

prizes donated by local businesses and attractions. Don’t miss displays from local clubs and musicians, and look out for Stormy Stan who will be making an appearance throughout the afternoon – make sure you give him a wave!

On Saturday 6th July RNLI Newhaven Lifeboat will be holding its Annual Summer Fête at Fort Road recreation ground from 12 noon until 4pm.

For refreshments, you can enjoy something from the BBQ and a drink from the bar tent, as well as the usual other refreshments of hot and cold drinks, and icecreams from Charlie’s Ice cream van.

Come along and see the 1066 Chapter of Harley Davidson Bikes, riding along the quay to the fête to arrive at 12 noon. The fête will be opened by our local town criers from Newhaven and Seaford. There will be lots to do for all the family at this fantastic event. This year, as well as the bikes, Kwik-Fit will be bringing along the Pirelli Formula One Simulator, where you can be a Formula One driver on a course of your choice! We also have children’s fairground rides, a variety of stalls and games, tombolas and of course our Grand Raffle with a first prize of £150, as well as lots of other

The Lifeboat house will also be open for visitors, subject to operational requirements. There’s something for everyone, and free entry! See you there!

Sunday 7th July – RNLI Newhaven Lifeboat Display. Subject to operational requirements, there will be an on water display just off Seaford Beach, Seaford Bay from 10.30am (approx.) until 12 noon. Come along to see the lifeboat in action! Live commentary will be provided for your enjoyment and thorough appreciation of the work of the volunteer lifeboat crew. Free to watch, although all donations on the day will be appreciated.

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East Blatchington Lectures

It’s Showtime!

To mark the end of this year’s very successful series of East Blatchington Lectures, an unusual programme has been conceived for Tuesday 2nd July, at St Peter’s Church in Belgrave Road, Seaford. Instead of the customary talk there will be a triple bill of well-known performers in a salute to Seaford’s drama companies.

Another monologue will be performed by one of the town’s best-known estate agents, who will be swapping business chat for a theatrical chat. Cue Stephen Newberry of Newberry Tully (and Little Theatre) fame. The third member of this intrepid trio will be Graham Tubb, who is promising his very own salute with a characteristic musical turn. Songs, chat and laughter are guaranteed. This promises to be a dazzling finale to this year’s series, which again has proved so popular and has raised hundreds of pounds for the church. It is very much Seaford’s show, and everyone is invited. Tickets are £7, which includes refreshments and some of the best cakes in the town, available as usual from the estate agents Newberry Tully at 53 Church Street, Seaford (where you might see one of the performers in person), and on the door.

So it will be curtain up for Sue Shepherd, often seen in productions at the Little Theatre, who will present a monologue.



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Seaford Head School Greenpower Racing Team

equipment that we will need to make our car the best it can be! All of this would not have been possible without the amazing help from every teacher involved, who gave up their weekends to enable us to attend these races, as well as parents for helping organise the team and donate time to help work on the car. We would also like to say a massive thank you to our sponsors, who make this possible by giving us money to support us!

Over the past year, Seaford Head School students have been working on building an electric racing car to meet the Greenpower regulations. Greenpower is a trust which helps inspire young engineers by creating the challenge to design, build and race a small electric car. Events are held on Sundays every two months, and take place at racing circuits across the country such as Silverstone, Rockingham and Goodwood. The aim is to build the car which completes the most laps in 90 minutes on one set of batteries. All cars consist of two 12V car batteries, and a motor manufactured by Greenpower. Apart from this and a few other safety regulations, the design is up to you!

Harvey Jenkins, on behalf of the Seaford Head Greenpower Team Photo: The Seaford Head School Greenpower racing team with their car.

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Your SEN school needs you as a Governor! St. John’s is a charity working with learners who have complex learning disabilities. We are looking to expand our governing body at our school with enthusiastic and committed individuals from the local area.

We would be delighted to hear from you if: You are interested in young people’s education and the opportunity to make a positive difference l You can work well as part of a team l You have an enquiring mind and the confidence to ask questions and debate issues that affect the school l You can consider matters objectively and make informed judgements l You have experience in any of the following: education, finance, special educational needs (SEN), local authority work. This is not essential though. l

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Seaford Youth Forum On 5th March, Seaford Youth Forum hosted an event to celebrate International Women’s Day. We wanted to spread awareness to show what women have been through over the centuries, and to show what they have and can achieve in the modernday world. We had lots of arts and crafts available to participate in, including drawings inspired by Georgia O’Keefe, learning how use a sewing machine, making our own jewellery, and tombola. Many other things were available and we all had a really nice night. We were impressed with the turnout of people and were surprised by the amount of support we got. People came from around the county, from as far away as Battle, and different generations attended.


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CYCLE SEAHAVEN One of our members, Chris Girder, decided to take on the epic challenge of cycling solo from Land’s End to John O’Groats – not sure if alcohol was included in the decision making but here is part one of his A-Z Guide of the journey. Attitude: In the

beginning I was hopeful and optimistic, some might say delusional, towards the task I was approaching. Some were right in that I had underestimated how challenging cycling just under 1,000 miles in 9 days with a 33kg load would be. My attitude went from positive, through to murderous rage at inanimate objects and faceless internet organisations regarding route maps! It included despair, hopelessness, feeling elated and a strong personal reassurance (telling off).

Bike: I chose a steel-framed bike with pannier rack, mud guards, disc brakes, dynamo lights, Brooks saddle and marathon tyres. I also used 2 panniers, 1 roll-top bag for top of rack, handlebar bag, frame bag, 2 water bottles, 1 tool bottle, old iPhone as a sat nav, speedometer, and a brass bell (very useful). Cumbria: A beautiful area of the country, where I was amazed to see my first ever red squirrels. The view was so beautiful I nearly forgot about all the hills. Descents: Such epic descents! My favourite lasted about 3 miles towards the end of a day’s cycling, heading for the place I was staying – such a relief. There were many fast and flowing downhills that were very welcome after the many hill climbs.

Encouragement from family, friends, particularly Cycle Seahaven members who offered verbal support/words of advice/encouragement to such an extent I never felt alone.

Food: I had a cooked breakfast (vegetarian) most days

and always had Huel nutritional food mixed with water


along with a protein bar, and in the evening, dinner. By the end of my trip my daily food intake had tripled.

Goal: My goal was not only to complete the ride

and obtain hero status for life to ensure permanent sustenance for my ego, more importantly it was to raise much needed funds for Mankind – an organisation based in Brighton that supports men therapeutically who have experienced unwanted sexual contact (www.mkcharity. org).

Hero status: As above, and part of what helped me keep going!

Ignorance: Similar to delusion with regards to

geographical knowledge! I had no clue where I was or where I was going without Google maps but I never got concerned about what was ahead – this was fortunate.

John O’Groats: Having not been before I pictured a

sign post on the edge of a cliff and not much else. What a stunning place. Remote, and when I was there, gale force winds and torrential rain – not the welcome finish I was after really.

Kindness: People I met were very kind to me, particularly the staff at the Royal Forester Inn at Bewdley. They provided me with extra food and access to a vast first aid kit for my wounds. Lands End: Start of the journey and unknown to me but a taste of what was to come – wind, which was against me throughout the whole trip. Many hills: the most memorable or traumatising, Tombstone Lane in Cornwall. I should’ve considered rock climbing equipment to get up it! Another was the first hill after Wookey Hole caves, which was about 3 miles long and got steeper as it went up! Nearly there: the last 17 miles from Wick to John

O’Groats were the hardest of all, with gale force winds and torrential rain, leaving me cycling head down, in first gear for 3 hours!

Outstretched: My ability! This was certainly a test for

my mental and physical strength, which very nearly broke me. What helped (along with support from people at home) was my collection of 90s albums on iTunes, Audible from Amazon with various audiobooks, and sugar. Part two, P to Z, will continue in the August Issue of Seaford Scene...

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Specializing in the treatment of: Skin nailconditions conditions Skin and and nail General foot aches General foot aches and andpains pains Biomechanical assessment Biomechanical assessment Verruca Treatment Verruca Treatment Ingrown nails Ingrown nails Fungal infections Corns and callus Fungal infections Diabetes foot health checks Corns and callus Footwear advice

Diabetes foot health checks Footwear advice Registered with the Health Professions Council and a member of the Society of Chiropodists Registered with the Health Professions Podiatrists .


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“The sound of the singing bowl touches the deepest part of us and makes the soul resonate. The sound promotes relaxation, mobilises self healing and can release our creative energy.” Peter Hess Are you searching for relaxation, regeneration or inner harmony?

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During a sound massage, an atmosphere of safety and security is created in which it is possible to let go of everyday life. Gentle and harmonious sounds are absorbed and quickly lead to deep relaxation. The rhythmic sound vibrations are transmitted to the body and produce a subtle vibration which is a kind of “massage”. In this pleasant atmosphere the often circling thoughts will come to rest. These are prerequisites for health in the holistic sense and the basis for the creation of a joyful, self-determined and creative life. The (re)perception of one’s own body, the (newly) developing awareness of oneself is a gift to yourself!


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The Alexander Technique

Seaford Afternoon Flower Club Our meeting this month is on Thursday 18th July, when we will welcome Colin Whiteman, a botanical and wildlife expert, who will talk to us about ‘A Wildlife Flower Garden’. We will have our monthly competition for club members entitled ‘Sticks and Stones’, which can be open to many interpretations which will be interesting to view. The Seaford Horticultural Show on Saturday 3rd August has a flower arranging section which is open to all. The Theme is ‘This England’, with categories ‘Our Rugged Coastline’, ‘Afternoon Tea’, ‘Pantomime’, ‘Red, White and Blue’, ‘The National Trust’ and ‘An English Country Garden’. Full information is available from www.seafordhorti.com

Are you fed up with pain or tightness that restricts your movement? Are you recovering from an injury or operation and wish the recovery would speed up? It’s quite possible that the Alexander Technique could help you. It’s gentle, non-invasive, relaxing and de-stressing. Try a taster session of one hour with no further commitment for £20

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In May we were entertained by a fantastic demonstrator, Pat McDonald, who staged a demonstration entitled ‘It will Be An Adventure’, inspired by some of her life experiences, events which she described colourfully. The competition ‘Something Different’ gave club members the chance to display foliage and flowers in many ways. The foam that has been used in flower arranging for years is not biodegradable. New foams are now being developed and are on the market that are increasingly biodegradable, but there are other methods of display – water-filled tubes, wire spikes, moss etc. The title ‘Something Different’ gave us all the opportunity to explore these other methods and learn new techniques. We meet at the Baptist Church Hall in Belgrave Road, Seaford. BN25 2EE on the third Thursday of each month (except January) at 2pm. Our fees for this year are £29 and visitors are always very welcome at £5 on the door which includes refreshments. Contact Mary Morris on 01323 893899 or Sue Ward on 01323 894848 for further details.

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Big or small Mockfords make them all!

Mockford’s the Blindmakers are a small family business who have been trading in Seaford and Eastbourne for over 30 years. Find us at: The Industrial Estate, Green Street, Eastbourne BN21 1QN Telephone: 01323 417518

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Seaford Little Theatre

The Thrill of Love

When Dennis Picott directs a play you can guarantee that it won’t be what you might expect. The man behind last year’s The 39 Steps and 2017’s Ladies’ Day did not just maintain but surpassed his imaginative gift for innovative handling of plot, cast and special effects on a small stage. What’s more he took a calculated risk, in a cast of five, in introducing three players making their Seaford debuts. The play concerns Ruth Ellis, who in 1955 was hanged for killing her lover and was the last person to receive capital punishment in the UK, her execution being seen by many as a shocking example of the savagery of the law. Playwright Amanda Whittington constructed this drama about the apparently remorseless 28-year-old blonde bombshell who readily confesses to murdering her racing driver boyfriend by telling it through the fictional detective who hears her confession. He realises that Ruth has suffered domestic violence and sexual exploitation at the hands of others and believes she should be standing trial for manslaughter instead. Yes, this play is complex, requiring the actors to make the audience feel what is not said rather than rely on words alone, but Picott surely knew what he was doing when he selected Leona Davide to play Ellis, Simon Fox to take on policeman Jack Gale and Rebecca Kite to play Ruth’s


friend Vickie Martin. Davide, who has performed with the Alfriston Players and recently appeared in The Merchant of Venice in Lewes, used her body to reveal held-in emotion that her brittle, sometimes flip, lines fail to express. For my money Fox was the star of the show though, his considerable acting experience since 2008 paying dividends here. On stage the whole time, he is often a bystander to Ruth’s story as he tries to understand her motive for murder with compassion just under the surface of his detective’s veneer, and to question witnesses who might be able to throw light onto Ellis’s state of mind. Kite, who first appeared for Meeching Amateur Dramatics in 2005, proved herself a talented addition to Seaford’s players. The newbies must have appreciated having two experienced Seaford actors on stage with them, the excellent Sharon Besant as ‘gentleman’s’ club owner Sylvia Shaw, whose nose becomes less hard as Gale continues to question her, and the always able Clare Forshaw as her warm-hearted cleaner, who cares for Ruth and the club’s ‘girls’. Unusually for Little Theatre productions I heard the prompt’s voice several times, but this was nothing compared to the disturbance of a couple of mobile phones in the audience, and the moving of props by black-clad stage hands might have been accomplished more smoothly if the actors had done it. Carping aside, this production, its fine actors and its clever set worked well and deserved to receive its lengthy ovation. Picott’s bravery and imagination paid off and it’s exciting to see more daring theatre. Andrea Hargreaves Photos by Andrew Parkinson

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Sarah Groom is both Chairman and Coach at Riding for the Disabled, which started in 2010 and is run entirely by volunteers for children aged 4 -16 with physical and learning disabilities. They meet on Wednesday afternoons at Winton Grange Paddocks near Alfriston, where the children can experience the pleasure, independence and therapeutic benefits of riding. Following her recent visit to the Martello club, we decided to make a donation to cover the cost of some new tack, and so on a sunny afternoon in May some Martello members made their way to the venue just outside Alfriston and were shown the activities by Sarah and her volunteer team members.

Alfriston Primary School Football Tournament 2019

Alfriston Primary School has run a football tournament for the past three years, inviting teams from all over East Sussex to take part. Martello Rotary provided the trophy and this year’s event took place in May at the Downs Leisure Centre. The Final was played between East Hoathly and Alfriston, and with the score level at full time, it went to a penalty shoot-out, with the visitors taking the cup. President-Elect Rodney Reed presented individual trophies to members of both teams.


Seaford Youth Forum

The club had a visit from representatives of Seaford Youth Forum who told us all about their activities. They meet at the Mercread Centre, and one of their aims is to raise funds to provide 14 bike racks and bike repair kits to be situated by Martello Museum and also at Dane Road (Salts end). They are keen to encourage activity for all age groups, and basketball, table tennis, sea swimming and cheerleading are the most popular activities.The club subsequently decided to make a donation of £240 towards the bike maintenance racks and other facilities.

Down Syndrome Development Trust

Sen Smallwood, from the Down Syndrome Development Trust had visited the Martello Rotary Club earlier in the year and told us about their plans to hold a Summer Camp at Cradle Hill School. They already hold a regular weekly music session at Cradle Hill School where President-Elect Rodney Reed presented a donation for £300 at the music session. These funds are going to be used towards the cost of running the Summer Camp. The Martello Rotary Club welcomes new members and if you would like more information email us at: contactseafordmartellorotary@gmail.com or text on 07984 581784 Photos from top: Roger Daw with Seaford Youth Forum team members (l-r)Emma, Abigail, Thomas and Hayden; PresidentElect, Rodney Reed presents a cheque to Riding for the Disabled group; President-Elect Rodney presents a cheque to the Down Syndrome Development Trust group at Cradle Hill School; Martello members Rodney Reed and John Windsor with Alfriston School Football team.

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Seaford U3A News

The members of Seaford U3A were very pleased to welcome the new Mayor of Seaford, Cllr Nazish Adil and her consort to a birthday party to celebrate thirty years of the U3A in the town. The celebration buffet was held at Seaford Golf Club and a good number of members attended. It was interesting to see some scrapbooks of old photos and newspaper cuttings which had been created for the occasion and a beautiful patchwork quilt of Seaford scenes made by U3A members, which usually hangs in Seaford Museum. One of the founder members was able to attend and cut the celebration cake with the Mayor. Everyone who attended appeared to enjoy the celebration. In July Seaford U3A offers some opportunities for non-members to meet members and see whether they would like to join the U3A. This is particularly appropriate at this time of year as the committee is working hard to put on a programme of groups, outings and talks which will begin in September or October. On 6th July the U3A Book Fair will take place at St Leonards Church Hall between 10am and 12 noon. There will be a wide variety of second-hand books to buy and refreshments. This is open to all. On Wednesday 17th July at the Con Club, Crouch Lane, the Coffee Morning runs from 10am to 12 noon.

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This must be the cheapest coffee break in town at £2 for coffee and biscuits but no problem with quality here! This again is for members and non-members. If you are one of the latter mention it as you enter and you can be introduced to some of the members. On 25th July at the Downs Leisure Centre from 2pm to 4pm. there is the annual Open Meeting. Anyone thinking of joining the U3A would be well advised to join members here in finding out what groups and talks will be available in the new season. Most of the group leaders will be there to tell you what they are planning and when they start. This meeting is not for actually signing up for the groups – that comes later –but you can get information here and see the range of groups on offer. The groups – when they start – mostly take place in members’ houses and usually consist of about six to eight members. Some might be intensive weekly meetings or others may be monthly, depending on the group leader. Sometimes they are self-taught, exploring a subject jointly, but other groups might be led by a member who has a specific skill or training in the subject they choose. There is usually a small charge. These groups not only further members’ wider knowledge but also enable members to get to know each other better over the meetings. For present members the pub lunches will continue into the summer and this month’s will be on 31st July. There is also an outing for members to the Chelsea Physic Garden, a 4-acre garden in the heart of London, set out for growing medicinal herbs in 1673. For more information about Seaford U3A and also about its linked organisations, Sussex U3A Network (SUN) and SE U3A Region see the website www. u3asites.org.uk/seaford. To find out about membership check this website or ring 01323 899572 or come along to a coffee morning and have a chat. Photos from top: Mayor of Seaford Cllr Nazish Adil (centre); the U3A 30th birthday cake.

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Neighbourhood Watch Roundup

Following reports of several thefts from homes, we have some firstclass advice from Neighbourhood Watch Federation for keeping your home and belongings safe. Remember: most burglaries are opportunistic. To stay safe, always close and lock doors and windows when you go out – even if just for a short time – and when you go to bed at night. Don’t forget doors into garages or conservatories. Make sure your locks and security measures comply with your insurance requirements. More information can be found at securedbydesign.com and locksmiths.co.uk.

To avoid being burgled keep keys, including shed

and car keys, in a place where they’re not visible to anyone looking in. Don’t leave keys in the door and never hide a spare key outside. Keep valuables hidden and not visible from windows. Take photos of your valuable items for insurance purposes and keep them with your policy. Window locks and visible burglar alarms can act as a deterrent to criminals, as can well placed Neighbourhood Watch stickers on front and back doors. Never leave packaging from new goods visible with your general rubbish. Criminals may see it and target your property. Draw curtains in the evening and leave your lights on a timer switch if you’re going out. Make sure one light is on upstairs. Never give your Seaford Scene is a completely independent small business. All rights are reserved over the content and design of Seaford Scene unless agreed otherwise. The opinions expressed in editorial matter are not necessarily those of the publisher. Every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of entries. Seaford Scene cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused by errors, omissions or alterations, and assumes no risk or liability for articles or adverts or the accuracy of the facts within them that are provided by contributors. Seaford Scene does not endorse companies, products, services or religious or political organisations that appear in this magazine.

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an access point into your home. Make sure to secure your garden with lockable gates and walls or substantial fencing. Thorny plants around the perimeter and trellis on top of fences make it harder for an intruder to access your garden. Also, keep your ladder and garden tools locked away, as they can be used by burglars to access your home.

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home visit by a company or a tradesman and are not expecting someone to call on you, be doubly vigilant. While you are being distracted at the front door, an accomplice could be helping himself to the contents of your shed or garage or worse, letting themselves in the back door. Rather be thought of as rude than become a statistic. If a caller is genuine, they won’t mind you checking their identity at all. Joining the Neighbourhood Watch is also a deterrent, and an active and visible Neighbourhood watch has been proven to reduce crime significantly. The NHW is about you; it starts on your street, looking out for yourselves and each other and collectively being Great Neighbours to keep our town safe. Please keep reporting every incident. Our eyes and ears are helping the Police tremendously, and compared to other Sussex towns, we remain one of the safest in the county. So please keep on being Great Neighbours. Our thanks again to our neighbours for your loyal support. Carry on being generous with your smiles, your care for yourselves and each other, and above all, be safe.


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Happy Birthday Seaford Head This year we’re celebrating 50 years of Seaford Head local nature reserve. We’re having a special celebration Open Day on Saturday 13th July (see details at the end of this article). Of course if we were being technically accurate we would be celebrating Seaford Head’s 90,000,000th anniversary – (give or take a few million years here and there – but when you get to that age, who’s counting?!). If you took me back in time to the birth of Seaford Head around 90 million years ago I’d be busy avoiding hungry 10-metre-long mosasaurs and other aquatic monsters as I cruised through a shallow sea. But it would be much smaller prehistoric organisms that would shape Seaford. The calcium shells from microscopic marine algae floating in the sea slumped to the sea floor and millions of years of pressure and

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Another year of fantastic bluebells at the Bates Green Farm, Arlington; stunning blues and tranquillity. We were again privileged to have the opportunity to provide the refreshments for two days (2nd and 3rd May) at the Bluebell Walk. Mixed weather presented us with times of hectic preparations and manic moments in the kitchen and then times of little action. Planning and catering for the Bluebell Walk is rather unpredictable, as the success of the day depends entirely on the weather and of course the state of the bluebells. As usual none of this would be possible without our excellent catering and support team and cake makers. This year our cake display was fantastic, ranging from Rocky Road to beautifully iced cakes. The farmer congratulated us on our display and even put pictures of the cakes on Instagram. This year we also provided our visitors with a selection of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan cakes which were much appreciated. Our table clearers and washer uppers were as cheerful as ever, and great efforts were made to ensure continuous supplies of clean china and cutlery, especially at peak times.

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Last summer we helped the SEND (Special Educational Needs or Disabilities) group with equipment and prizes for their Family Fun Day in August. SEND have made good use of the equipment that we provided, which helped them to set up a Get Set Club for these youngsters, which runs weekly events for them. The Get Set Club started up in September 2018 with the support of East Sussex County Council’s grant of ‘Life More Ordinary’. The fund enabled Wave Leisure to keep participants’ costs low at the price of £5.15 per session per child with two members of trained staff running the sessions. The sessions are capped at 5 - 8 young people based on their needs. This gives the children more 1:1 time to progress and form relationships. Unfortunately, the East Sussex County Council grant only lasted until the end of March, which meant that the Club would have to close down during the Spring and Summer until they could (hopefully) get another grant from September onwards. Seaford Rotary Club, along with Seaford Martello Rotary Club, made the donations to enable the Club to keep running during May to July so that the SEND kids can continue with these valuable sessions. It is brilliant to see the good work that they do with the children, and the way the children respond. They clearly benefit greatly from these weekly sessions.

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On Wednesday 22nd May, Steven Willox and Community Services Committee Chair Clive Livingstone travelled to Eastbourne to make presentations to Friends of Eastbourne Hospital and St Wilfred’s hospice. Although located in Eastbourne, both facilities are available for use by residents of Seaford, and thus they were considered suitable for donations to be made by the Club.

Eastbourne Hospital is well on the way in upgrading their Urology Unit. When it is fully open later this year it will have doubled the treatment rooms to 10, with all the necessary testing facilities, so that patients will have all the necessary investigations carried out at their outpatient appointment to enable them to leave with a treatment plan in place. It will also have a number of high dependency beds to take pressure off the Intensive Care Unit. Friends of Eastbourne Hospital pledged to raise £500,000 to equip the new Investigation Suite and to provide monitoring equipment for the Enhanced Care unit. In addition, it will also help upgrade the waiting areas for patients and their families. Dr Harry Walmsley and Debbie Wicks gave Steven, Vice President Keith and myself a very warm welcome when we met them to hand over our £1,000 donation. Following a very interesting talk on St Wilfrid’s Hospice by David Scott-Ralphs, we felt that it was important that we supported the essential services that they provide. Very mindful of the need to minimise our carbon footprint we took advantage of our trip to The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital to present our cheque £1,000 to St Wilfrid’s. Steven, Keith and I were warmly greeted by Lotti Prangnell. We were impressed with the building which has been designed to be light, open and very welcoming. Rotary Club of Seaford which meets Wednesday lunchtime at Seaford Golf Club welcomes new members. For more information contact us on www.seafordrotary.org.uk/contact. Keith Ross Photos top to bottom: Steven Willcox and Clive Livingstone presenting the donation to Lotti Prangnell (centre); Steven Willcox (l) and Clive Livingstone (r) presenting the donation to Dr Harry Walmsley.

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On 24th May Seaford’s U3A Orchestra – all 42 of them – played their end-of-season concert to a packed house at Seaford Baptist Church. On the same occasion, Phyllis Merrifield celebrated her 100th Birthday with a card from Her Majesty the Queen, presented by the Town Crier. Phyllis Merrifield, a founder member of the orchestra, was their percussionist. She wanted the donations from the concert to go to Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice. What a wonderful lady! The audience was 160 strong, including family members from as far away as New Zealand.

There was also a guest spot for the U3A Recorder Ensemble under Jean Colebourne. Phyllis, of course, is a playing member. Her great-grand-daughter also played a piano solo. The orchestra, under Musical Director Pat White, performed a concert of 16 pieces. They ranged from Classical music and opera, to swing, jazz and pop. The audience loved it! This orchestra meets on Friday mornings for 30 weeks of the year, and welcomes instruments such as accordions, recorders, guitars and mandolins, as well as the full range of orchestral instruments. It resumes rehearsals from 20th September, and interested musicians should enrol through Seaford U3A. Peter White Photo: Seaford U3A Orchestra performing at Seaford Baptist Church.

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Although roof gardens are gaining popularity today as a replacement to the historical hanging gardens, they cannot replace the hanging baskets that display flowers so well and are available to anyone with or without a garden. Sylvia Reeve

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Lupinus, more commonly known as lupin or lupine, belongs in the legume family and is extensively cultivated as a food source and as an attractive garden flower. There are many species in various colours. The seeds of some, known as lupine beans, have been eaten for 6,000 years. The beans are used today in sweet and savoury foods including everyday meals, traditional fermented foods and sauces, mostly in Europe, Brazil, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. Lupins are good companion plants as they increase nitrogen in the soi,l helping vegetables and plants to grow. Butterflies and moths love lupins too as a food source. Lupins enjoy full sun or dappled shade, growing best in moist, well-drained soil. Plant out when young and remove flower stems as they fade. Divide in spring to create more plants and attractive flowers will continue for years to come.

MEMBERS’ NOTICE BOARD This month’s social evening is on Thursday 25th July, 7pm in St Leonard’s Church Hall. Ray Hale will speak on ‘The Natural History of the Orang-utan’. The 117th Horticultural Show is on Saturday 3rd August at Seaford Head School. Visitors welcome from 1.30 - 4pm. Entry forms for members are in the schedule and must be returned to Penny Smoker by 5pm on Wednesday 31st July. There are 101 different classes with five classes for children. Lets make the show this year the biggest and best!

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On your marks, get set, go gardening! At 9.30am on the last Wednesday in May it was as if all our volunteers were champing at the starting gate in their eagerness to have our corner of the Crouch looking its best for the Mayor’s Trail – then only a few days away. And like a well-ordered track-and-field event, some of our horticultural athletes got on with jobs requiring green fingers, while others took on maintenance and building projects, and were at the line for their next event as soon as the previous one was won. Only minutes after James had finished planting out tomatoes into weed-suppressant fabric, Phil was carefully snipping off side shoots from what he called the armpits between the growth shoots. Earlier, Phil had checked under a numbered roofing felt square issued by the Sussex Amphibian and Reptile Group to see if any grass snakes or slowworms had ventured beneath to warm up – part of a survey the group is conducting in Seaford – none had but both have been seen in local gardens. Meanwhile, James had left the polytunnel for the pond to discuss with Natasha what to do about the low water level caused by the lack of substantial rainfall. After considering the ethics of water usage, they decided to top up to give the newts a fighting chance and to get rid of some blanket weed. They reported that there had been no frogspawn this year, although newt spawn had been found in the mini-pond, and so far no dragonflies, although a few damselflies had emerged. A few yards away Val and Brian were engaged in a spot of carpentry, making a


It was good to see Mike back. Veg supremo, virtually since the garden started, he retired this year and joked that he was back in an advisory capacity. Inspecting some very healthylooking broad beans and promising courgettes, he declared himself well pleased with the results. His successor, Bill, was doubling up watering plants being nurtured for sale while Abdul was patiently weeding the salad leaves bed. Veronica was scrubbing our ‘We are open’ banners, so visitors receive a sparkling welcome, and during the tea break a group of volunteers reported on their visit to the Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility, which they were told processes about half the household waste in the South Downs area – many thanks to Veolia for the three bags of Pro-gro soil improver which is already being put to good use enhancing our plant propagation. Any further contributions would be gratefully received! If you are not able to pop in on a Wednesday morning, and later this month on a Saturday morning too – when we should have produce for sale as reward for all that effort. We are also open on Saturday 27th July all day for the Macmillan Trail. We promise to stop racing about long enough to show you the fruits of our labours! The Garden Team

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NEWHAVEN, PEACEHAVEN & SEAFORD LIONS CLUB We have had a busy time over the past couple of months. We spent a week at Sainsbury’s collecting for the East African appeal – a very disappointing result but thank you to all who donated. Our big event was the Seaford Half Marathon, with over 200 completing this challenging, but beautiful, course. The weather was almost perfect for the run, which started from the seafront, went around the outskirts of Seaford, along the south Downs Way and finished on the sea front 13.1 miles later. First man to finish was Darren Bird (1.29.32) and the first female was Tara Shanahan (1.40.58). Can you do better than this? If so, we’ll see you next May! Over the past two months we have made several donations. Firstly we had pledged a sum to the Council for the new skate park at The Salts. Now this is taking shape we have handed the money over. Hopefully it will be open in time for the summer holidays so the skateboarders and scooter riders will be able to make use of it during the school holidays. We also presented a cheque to the Newhaven Coastwatch team. These volunteers, who help to keep our coast safe, need up-to-date equipment which is expensive and the funds are mainly raised by donations. The Seaford Bonfire Society and Seaford Striders have also received donations. As well as these organisations benefitting the local community, they also give valuable help to the Lions with the Half Marathon


by marshalling and manning water stops. We also allocated money to doctors’ surgeries in our three towns to buy specialised equipment. As we only received one reply from the surgeries we contacted, we used the money to buy the Meridian Surgery in Peacehaven a dermatoscope. This is a relatively small instrument but costs nearly £800! We have a lot of books! Although we have regular book sales at Paradise Park, we seem to take home more books than we brought, despite selling over 500 books each time. We would really like to open a temporary shop for a week to sell all our books so we can start again. If anyone knows of a shop or premises that we can borrow for a week, please contact us on the number below or via our website. All the money raised goes back into the community, including running the minibuses that take members of the public to their clubs and meetings in the town, a vital link for some people. We had our Annual Blossom trip on 8th May and took 60 elderly guests on a pleasant drive around the beautiful Sussex countryside, ending up at the WI hall in Bodle Street Green, where we treated all the guests to a wonderful cream tea. Thank you to all the members of Bodle Street Green WI who provided the tea. We are now preparing for our Fiftieth Birthday party! We were granted our Charter on 23rd October 1969 and have been serving the community ever since. We have raised a lot of money over the years, collecting newspaper, and running Donkey Derbies, Swimathons, Half Marathons plus more smaller events such as book sales, stalls at other fêtes and tin shaking. We have also Photos from top: Coastwatch presentation; Half marathon Winner, Darren Bird; Half marathon 1st female, Tara Shanahan; Half marathon back markers and our youngest helpers; Dermatoscope presentation.

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These extracts should be seen as a general guide to many scams currently operating in the UK, and have been included in Seaford Scene to increase your awareness of these scams and show you some easy steps that you can take to protect yourselves and others. Scams target people of all ages, backgrounds and income levels. One of the best ways to fight the scammers is to take steps to prevent yourself from being caught out in the first place. Do not be embarrassed to report a scam. Because the scammers are cunning and clever, there is no shame in being deceived. By reporting you will make it more difficult for the scammers to deceive others. If you want to stay on top of scams and up to date about crime prevention advice, visit Sussex Police website, where you can learn of current information on different types of scam, new scam stories, alerts and advice.

Holiday fraud

Holiday frauds are on the increase and holidaymakers are being scammed out of millions of pounds a year by fraudsters. Scammers are targeting online holiday booking and accommodation sites to scam unsuspecting customers into paying for accommodation that is not


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What you should know

Scammers will often ask for payment by direct bank transfer away from the website. They may encourage you to do this by offering discounts for bank transfer payments. Often scammers will use photos of accommodation taken from other sites on the web. You can check photos with a reverse image search engine available on the internet. These check images to see where else on the Internet they may have been used. The scammer’s advert may state that they belong to a trade body or consumer protection scheme such as the Association of British travel Agents (ABTA). Contact the body or scheme to check their credentials. Try to research the property and see if it has its own website. Always try to call the owner of a property to confirm they are aware of your potential booking. If their phone number is not provided, send an email requesting it.


If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! If it doesn’t feel right, then ask questions.


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A victim lost £3,000 after attempting to book a holiday villa via the internet. He had contacted a reputable website via email and was in the process of confirming his booking. He received an email purporting to be from another member of staff at the holiday company,

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which stated he would receive a discount if he paid for the villa directly to its owner. Wanting to take advantage of this offer, the victim paid for the accommodation directly into a bank account provided by email. The victim became concerned when he did not receive a confirmation from the holiday company and contacted them via the telephone number on their website. He was informed that the company had no record of his booking and their systems stated he had emailed the company to say he was not interested in any of their properties. It was established that the victim’s email account had been hacked and the suspects had discovered the victim was looking to rent a holiday property. The scammer had then sent emails to the victim from a similar email address to that of the holiday company, persuading him to pay funds into a fraudulently opened bank account.

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Lionel the LittleKnown Warrior A family legend inspired local author Jill Bush to begin researching an extraordinary story, published by Pen and Sword Books on 30th June. Lionel Morris and the Red Baron was inspired by the memories of Jill’s father. As a boy in the late 1940s he visited his great aunt, who had a plaque on her desk with an inscription that included the name of Manfred von Richthofen, the legendary German fighter pilot – also known as the Red Baron. Second Lieutenant Lionel Morris was her only son, a 19-year-old from Croydon, who joined the Army in 1915 and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, forerunner of today’s RAF. He completed his training with London’s very first dedicated home defence squadron and in May 1916 he went to the Western Front. There he joined No.11 Squadron, alongside the great British ace Albert Ball. The unit was arguably the first fighter squadron in the world, and the following month Morris found himself thrown into the beginning of the Battle of the Somme. He turned himself into a fighter pilot. In six weeks he went from struggling to clear the trees on take off to flying with a crack unit involved in multi-aircraft dogfights. On 17th September 1916 No.11 Squadron was escorting a bombing raid when they were intercepted

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by a German squadron led by Oswald Boelcke. Boelcke had handpicked his fliers, including a rookie pilot called Manfred von Richthofen. Richthofen, better trained and in a better aeroplane, singled out Morris, flying with his observer Tom Rees. Rees was shot dead in the air; Morris, mortally wounded, still managed to land the plane. It was the first victory for Richthofen and a ‘sliding doors’ moment, which could so easily have changed the course of history had Morris not been flying an aeroplane which was becoming obsolete. The circumstances of his death were a turning point for the RFC. Shockwaves went to the very top of the British Army and continued to influence RAF policy right through to WWII. Decades passed, and Lionel Morris disappeared into his own family history whilst the legend of the Red Baron grew. Then, in 2016, prompted by Jill’s research, an exhibition at Whitgift School in Croydon highlighted the role that Morris had played in Richthofen’s beginnings. Over 25,000 people attended, and a unique meeting brought her face to face with a twenty-first century Richthofen. Jill has spent six years looking for Lionel Morris, visiting local and national archives, finding his diary at the RAF Museum and walking in his footsteps in the fields of Artois. She says, ‘Lionel didn’t receive any decorations. Two shared victories didn’t make an ace and he didn’t live long enough to be rewarded with any honours – even a recommendation for a Mention in Despatches was vetoed. But his story became remarkable through the accretions of history and it stands as a tribute to all our little-known warriors who gave their lives in the Great War.’ Lionel Morris and the Red Baron is published by Pen and Sword Books. More information can be found at www.jillbushwrites.com



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ALISON’S CORNER UNVEILED AT CLIFDEN HOUSE A much loved ‘friend and guest’ has been honoured with a dedicated bench and a commemorative blue plaque in the gardens of Clifden House Dementia Care Centre, Seaford, where she lived for the last three years of her life. Known as ‘Alison’s Corner’ it was unveiled by her loving husband Barry, on what would have

and encourage this aspect. We were able to witness the joy and comfort that this brought her. “We hope that ‘Alison’s Corner’ will serve as a lasting tribute to her life and the devotion between her and Barry during their nearly fifty-year marriage. We look forward to welcoming Barry whenever he wishes to visit Alison’s Corner and remember happier times.”

been Alison’s 75th

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Following Alison’s dementia diagnosis in 2015, Barry cared for her at home for as long as he was able. Barry visited Alison daily, following her move to Clifden House. Barry said: “When I walked into Clifden House I had a really good feeling. For the first time in a long time, I had a sense of calm. I knew that Alison would be happy here.”

to Barry, who commented, “It is such a nice way of regarding all the residents at Clifden House who need help and care with their daily lives. I would like to publicly thank all the staff for the way you have presented the bench in ‘Alison’s Corner’ and for the dedicated care she received during her time with you.” Clifden House is a family-run dementia care centre

Nial Joyce of Clifden House, said: “During Alison’s time with us her story touched the hearts of many of our team. Alison was diagnosed with a very rare form of dementia, known as Posterior Cortical Atropy (PCA). Due to the nature of her condition, staff needed to be very adaptive to her needs. Barry told us a lot about Alison’s past, particularly her talent and


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www.clifdenhouse.co.uk T: 01323 896460 Photos from top: Clifden House staff at the opening of Alison’s Corner; Alison’s husband, Barry, unveils the bench in ‘Alison’s corner.’

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Macmillan Coastal Garden trail 2019 The 8th annual Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail takes place over the weekend of 27th and 28th July. 2019 has turned out to be a rather special year, as 12 of the 22 gardens opening their gates are brand new to the trail. Trail organiser, Geoff Stonebanks, tells us he was rather despondent at the start of the year, with many old favourites deciding to have a year off this season. He had to work quite hard to recruit some new venues and then ended up with 12! There are 11 gardens in the city of Brighton & Hove, five in Telscombe and Peacehaven, four in Seaford and two in Alfriston. So, quite a bunch to choose from and


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visit across the two-day event. This year, the trail patron, TV Gardener, BBC Gardener’s Question time panellist and The One Show’s gardening reporter, Christine Walkden, will be on hand to talk to visitors and officially open the event in Geoff ’s garden, Driftwood (garden 17) at 11am on the 27th. Geoff says, ‘Visitors to the gardens in Seaford will be in for a real treat as one of the new venues is the old walled garden on The Egg, in Bishopstone old village, garden 18’. The garden is a hospice for hedgehogs after they have been at the Wildlife Rescue Ambulance Service, just North of Eastbourne. Wild animals who have been hurt in any way can be taken there and once they are better they are released back where they came from. However, sometimes they are too vulnerable to be released back into the wild due to their injuries, so the hedgehogs go to the walled garden to live out the rest if their lives, free from predators, cars, chemicals, strimmers etc. Currently there are six, although only three tend to be seen. ‘Maybe you will be lucky!’ says Geoff. Also new in the town – well, returning after a long absence – is 27 Alfriston Park, and not too far up the road, two brand new gardens in the village of Alfriston. Full details on all the gardens, maps to locate them and images, can be found on the trail website, www.macmillangardentrail.co.uk. Any enquiries can be referred to Geoff on 01323 899296. Tickets to join the trail can be purchased in the first garden visited and cost £8 on both Saturday and Sunday, meaning, if you have the stamina you can see all 22 gardens, a bargain! Alternatively, you can pay just £3 to see individual gardens, many of which are serving homemade teas and a few selling garden art. Photos from top: Driftwood; the walled garden on The Egg; The garden at 27 Alfriston Park.

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Welcome to the July article from Seaford Kurlers. Half way through 2019 does not seem possible. I haven’t done nearly as much as I wanted to. Seaford Kurlers have already had two outings this year with Lynne’s Travel. The first was to Polhill in April, and we had our second one in May to Bexhill-on-Sea. There we visited Christchurch Methodist Church to see their 31st Festival of Flowers 2019. I was not able to go myself but the members that did said that it was very good. There were refreshments and craft stalls, plus all the history of the church itself. It is not older than the turn of the 20th century and it was dedicated in 1906. . We will hopefully arrange another outing later in the year. The next event in our calendar is the annual Wave Paragames event. This is done in conjunction with Newhaven Sainsbury’s supermarket and is always well attended. Seaford Kurlers always help out on the day

to run the New Age Kurling section. Some members also help with the other games if they can. Seaford Kurlers continue right through the year and we sometimes welcome members’ visitors and they can join in. We meet every Tuesday from 2pm until 4pm in Wave Leisure Centre sports hall. Our annual membership is £5 per year and weekly subs are £2.50, the first visit is free.You can contact me on 01323 895376 or email sally1989@tiscali.co.uk. June Wood, Secretary Notice: This issue of Seaford Scene has been distributed by an independent delivery company. Please note that Seaford Scene is not responsible for any other publicity material that is delivered at the same time as the magazine. If you have any issues regarding the delivery of Seaford Scene, please contact MA Distribution www.madistribution.co.uk

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The Return of the Water Fountain

When I was a child we did not carry water with us when out and about unless going on a guide hike, but relied on the water fountains which were in our parks. They usually had a metal cup on a chain and a central spout which we would much rather eagerly put our mouth over than use. When the water pressure was strong we had fun with these as well… I was delighted to find out this week that a wonderful fountain just like the one in London’s Borough market that I photographed last year has come to a park near us – The Hollow in South Heighton. Lets hope that the grants applied for by Seaford Town Council will mean we can Refill in parks nearer home as well. If anyone is not convinced how many single use plastic bottle fountains can save, my trip to London yesterday saw me refill at Victoria on the way home and the total refill is now over 130, 000. You may have seen our stall at The Newhaven Fish Festival on 15th June where we were spreading the word about the state of our European Rivers. Plastic bottles are the most commonly litter-picked item from them.

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We have joined the Greenhavens Network and attended their AGM, where we met many others in our local community concerned about nature and preserving our wonderful environment. The network aims to enhance our parks and open spaces and providing water fountains fits into this very nicely of course. Do check them out at www.greenhavens. network Finally If you run, or know of a business that wants to join the scheme, do let us know or they can sign themselves up using the app or website. There are now over 16,000 nationally and the number is growing every week. Please don’t forget you can download the Refill app here to get the location maps to find Refill points https:// www.refill.org.uk/get-the-refill-app/ and also register your business and others if you have their permission.

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What’s On In July? Weds 5th Jun - Weds 10th Jul DJ Workshop Newhaven Youth Club, Lewes Road Hut, Robinson Road, Newhaven 6.30pm - 8pm. Weekly sessions of making music. Have a go at learning techniques on DJ decks. For 11+ year olds, free. Tel 01273 517250 Email: youth@sussexcommunity. org.uk

Wednesday 3rd Lewes WASPI Group (Women Against State Pension Injustice) St James’ Trust, 11 Blatchington Road 6.30pm. Monthly meeting. Just come along. Facebook ‘Lewes WASPI Group’. Email Local Co-ordinator Janet Blackman: leweswaspi@yahoo.com

Thurs 6th June - Sun 7th July Abstract Generations Studio+Gallery, 21 Church St 11am - 5pm (Thurs - Sun only). First exhibition of the gallery’s first season. David Armitage and Abigail Myers, two contemporary artists spanning a generation. www.studioplusgallery.com.

Splash Point Jazz Club The View, Seaford Head Golf Club, Southdown Road 7pm. Tommaso Starace (alto sax). Tickets £10 on the door or online. www.wegottickets.com/ splashpointjazz

Monday 1st July Games & Activity Afternoon Chyngton Methodist Church Hall, Millberg Road 2pm - 4pm. Also on Mon 15th & 29th. Tel: 01323 365038 Monday 1st, Thurs 4th, Thurs 11th & Thurs 17th Growing Together Community Garden Project Newhaven Community Garden Free activities to showcase the new improved Growing Together Community Garden. Tel: 01273 519149 Email: healthylifestyles@ sussexcommunity.org.uk Tuesday 2nd Seaford Head Probus Club Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road Monthly meeting and lunch for members and guests.Tel: Dennis Cockram 01323 491332, email: dcockram1@sky.com East Blatchington Lectures St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road 2.30pm. Last of the year. Triplebill of well-known performers in a salute to Seaford’s drama companies. Tickets £7 (incl. light refreshments), available from Newberry Tully Estate Agents, 53 Church Rd, and on the door. Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe Pond 5pm. Cadet training. www.nssc.org.uk


The Wednesday Group Cross Way Church, Clinton Centre, Clinton Place 7.30pm. Annual dinner/tea. Thursday 4th Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe Pond 5pm. Women on Water. www.nssc.org.uk Family Roots, Eastbourne & District Family History Society Ocklynge School, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne 7pm for 7.30pm. Outside event, to be arranged. New members welcome. Members £1, visitors £1.50 incl. refreshments. Tel: Helen Warren 01323 731792 www.eastbournefhs.org.uk

Display of fine art and craft, showing as part of Sussex Arts Collective’s 2019 residency at the Crypt. Free. www.sussexartscollective.com www.thecryptgallery.com Friday 5th NHS Hearing Aid Batteries St James’ Trust, 11 Blatchington Road 10am - 12 noon. Drop in and meet your local, friendly team from East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre. Please bring your brown NHS record book. Tel: 01323 722505. Email: mail@ eshrc.org.uk www. eshrc.org.uk Seahaven Hard of Hearing Club St James’ Trust, Blatchington Road 2.15pm - 4pm. Guest speakers, activities, tea and biscuits. Transport available. New members always welcome. Tel: Pauline 01323 895216 Email: white-65@talktalk.net Seaford Community Cinema The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm. ‘Green Book’, cert. 12A. Tickets £6/£5/£3.50. Available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street, tel: 01323 897426, or online. www.seafordcinema.org Saturday 6th Seaford Natural History Society Wisley Members only outing. Booking essential. www. seafordnaturalhistorysociety. org.uk

Seaford Bonfire Society Open Committee Meeting The White Lion Hotel, Claremont Road 7.30pm. A chance to join and meet the committee. Email: seafordbonfire@gmail.com www.seafordbonfiresociety. co.uk

Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Newhaven Marina,Yacht Harbour, Newhaven 10am. Safety boat refresher/ upskill training. Piddinghoe Pond 1pm. RYA Youth Sailing Scheme training stages 1-4. Open to all. www.nssc.org.uk

Seaford Folk Songs and Tunes Circle The Office Bar, Saxon Lane 8pm. Singers, musicians and audience welcome to perform or listen. Host: Derek Seed.

Seaford Evening Flower Club Open Garden 6 Victor Close 10am - 12 noon & 2pm 4.30pm. Open garden with a trail of flower arrangements, plant stall and tombola. The Pop-Up Singers perform at 3pm. Entry £5 per session, incl. tea/coffee and a scone or cake.

Thursday 4th - Tuesday 30th Sussex Art Collective ‘Collections Five’ Crypt Gallery, Church Street 10am - 4pm (Mon-Sat, closed Weds), 12 noon - 3pm (Sun).

Raising funds for the club. Tel: 01273 515468 Seaford U3A Book Fair St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane 10am - 12 noon. A wide variety of books to buy, plus refreshments. Open to all. www.u3asites.org.uk/seaford Dr Bike RNLI Newhaven Summer Fête, Fort Road Recreation Ground, Newhaven 12 noon - 4pm. Cycle Seahaven provides bike safety checks and simple repairs. Back in Seaford on 3rd August. www.cycleseahaven.org.uk RNLI Newhaven Summer Fête Fort Road Recreation Ground, Newhaven 12 noon - 4pm. Includes kids funfair, displays, music, stalls, games, crafts, BBQ, bar, Formula One simulator, 1066 Chapter of Harley Davidson bikes and more. Lifeboat House open. Free entry. Foundation of Spiritual Healing and Guidance St James’ Trust, 11 Blatchington Road 2pm - 4pm. Free healing, Qualified approved healers in attendance. No appointment. Tea and cakes. Donations welcome. Tel: 01323 896192 www.facebook.com/Thefshg Seaford Community Cinema The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 2.30pm. ‘Mary Queen of Scots’, cert. 15. Tickets £6/£5/£3.50. Available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street, tel: 01323 897426, or online. www.seafordcinema.org The Royal British Legion Claremont Road, Seaford 8.30pm. The 6Ts. Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk Sunday 7th Boot, Craft & Produce Fair Martello Fields (West) 7.30am (stallholders). 9am 1pm (public). Low pitch fee. Free car parking. Refreshments available. www.seafordrotary.org.uk

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Beach Clean Martello Tower 10am. Gloves, bags and litter pickers provided, or bring your own bucket. Supervised children welcome. Rubbish sorted for recycling. Facebook: Plastic Free Seaford RNLI Newhaven Lifeboat Display Seaford Beach, Seaford Bay 10.30am - 12 noon. Subject to operational requirements. On water lifeboat display with live commentary. Free to watch, donations appreciated. Garden Party 31 Sutton Avenue 11.30am - 5pm. Michael & Pippa Logan’s 15th and final charity garden party. Raising funds for Children With Cancer Fund and Mary’s Meals. Tombola, raffle, plants, cakes, ploughman’s lunches and cream teas. 12.30pm Seaford Head School Band, 2.30pm Seaford Silver Band. Tel: 01323 491566 Monday 8th – Weds 17th ‘Landmark II’ - Richard K Potter The Crypt Gallery, Church St 10am - 4pm. Featuring landscapes, seascapes and modern works that reflect the natural environment and our primordial place within it. www.richardkpotter.com www.thecryptgallery.com Tuesday 9th Seaford Natural History Society Crowlink Pond 10am. Meet at Crowlink car park, ref. TV54998790. Visitors welcome, suggested £3 donation. Tel: 01323 893526 www.seafordnaturalhistory. org.uk Probus Club of Seaford Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road 12 noon for 12.45pm lunch. Monthly meeting with 2-course meal and speaker. Tel: 01323 899300 or 01323 896024

storyteller Emily Hennessy. Age 12+. Tickets £10, optional fish and chips £4.50, served 7pm. Booking essential. All proceeds from ticket sales go to the Hillcrest Centre on the occasion of their 21st birthday. www.guesthousestorytellers. com/coming/book Wednesday 10th Seaford Museum & Heritage Society London All day members’ outing to London. Tel: 01323 898222 www.seafordmuseum.co.uk Cookery Leader Training Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven 10am - 4pm. One-day workshop to equip you with the skills to show others how to cook, and show you some great new dishes. No experience necessary. Free. Tel: 01273 519149 Email: healthylifestyles@ sussexcommunity.org.uk Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd 2pm. Waiting list for new members. To hire the hall for events, email Sue Parish at sue@eleganzaweddings.com www.esfwi.org.uk/wis/seaford

Friday 12th Hearing Aid Maintenance, NHS Batteries & Hearing Loss Advice Downs 60+ Club, Sutton Cnr 10am - 12 noon. Drop in and meet your local, friendly team from East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre. Please bring your brown NHS record book. Tel: 01323 722505. Email: mail@ eshrc.org.uk www. eshrc.org.uk Walk around Bishopstone Bishopstone Bus Stop 10am. Circular walk (approx 1.5 hours) through Bishopstone with a South Downs National Park ranger. All welcome. Booking and information, tel: 01273 519149 Email: healthylifestyles@ sussexcommunity.org.uk NGS Open Garden Cupani Garden, 8 Sandgate Close 12 noon - 5pm. Also open 15th & 25th July. Tea, cakes and lunch available, plus plant sale. Entry £4.50, children free. www.ngs.org.uk www.cupanigarden.com

Seaford Community Cinema The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm. ‘Disobedience’, cert. 15. Tickets £6/£5/£3.50. Available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street, tel: 01323 897426, or online. www.seafordcinema.org Friday 12th & Saturday 13th Seaford Youth Drama Group Presents Toad of Toad Hall and Who Am I? Kings Church, Steyne Road 7pm. Adults £5, Children under 12 £1. Pay on the door. Tel 01323 892023 for enquiries. Saturday 13th Seaford Head Open Day South Hill Barn car park, Seaford Head LNR 10am. Celebrate 50 years of Seaford Head local nature reserve with Sussex Wildlife Trust. Events include a series of guided walks, a chance to go rockpooling, and children can enjoy a bug hunt or pick up a spotter’s sheet to enter a prize draw. See online for details. www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/ whats-on

Seaford Stamp & Postcard Club Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane 7pm for 7.30pm. Speaker Peter O’Keeffe on ‘WWI British Military Postal History’. All stamp and postcard collectors welcome. Tel: 01323 492433 www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/sspc Thursday 11th Bizzybirds The View, Seaford Head Golf Club, Southdown Road 10am - 12 noon. Monthly meeting for women looking to build their business and network with like-minded women. www.bizzybirds.co.uk

Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe Pond 5pm. Cadet training. www.nssc.org.uk

Seahaven RAFA Lunch 12 noon for 12.30pm. Twocourse lunch at either the Royal British Legion or the White Lion. Book one week in advance. Tel: 01323 898907

GuestHouse Storytellers Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven 7.30pm. ‘Kali’, with professional

Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe Pond 5pm. Women on Water. www.nssc.org.uk

Saturday 6th July 12 ~ 4pm Fort Road Recreation Ground, Newhaven Formula One Simulator 1066 Chapter of Harley Davidson Bikes Kids Funfair Rides ~ Displays ~ Music Many Stalls ~ Games ~ Crafts

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Lunchtime Concert St Leonard’s Church, Church St 1pm. Richard Dawson, organ. Free event self-supported by donations. www.seafordparish.org.uk Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe Pond 1pm. RYA Youth Sailing Scheme training stages 1-4. Open to all. www.nssc.org.uk The Royal British Legion Claremont Road, Seaford 8.30pm. Disco with Wayne. Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th WAVES Open Gardens 4 Homefield Close; 67 Firle Road; 22 St Peter’s Road 10.30am - 4.30pm (Sat), 1.30pm - 4.30pm (Sun). Three Blatchington gardens open for the first time in aid of WAVES family charity. Refreshments available at St Peter’s Road and Homefield Close. Sorry, no dogs or wheelchair access. www.wavesseaford.org.uk Sunday 14th Seahaven Scouts Boot Sale Martello Field, The Esplanade 7.30am (sellers), 8.30am - 1pm (buyers). Cars £8, vans £12, no food sellers. Tel: 0844 4146086 www.ssch.org.uk/bootsales Seven Sisters Lace Society WI Hall, Claremont Road 10am - 4pm. Make lace with a friendly group meeting bi-monthly on 2nd Sunday. All lace makers welcome, including beginners. Tel: Jenny Gibbs 01323 483659 Sea Sunday St Andrew’s Church, Bishopstone Village 10.15am. In aid of the Mission to Seafarers. Annual service celebrating and giving thanks for seafarers and the sea Followed by refreshments in Bishopstone Village Hall. All welcome, particularly representatives from local maritime organisations and emergency services. www.missiontoseafarers.org/ Pages/Category/sea-sunday


Sunday Tea Dances Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, N’haven 2pm - 4.30pm. Ballroom, Latin, popular sequence and occasional line dances. £6, including tea and biscuits (first visit £1.50). Tel: Fred Weston on 01323 898813 Monday 15th NGS Open Garden Cupani Garden, 8 Sandgate Cls 12 noon - 5pm. Also open 12th & 25th July. Tea, cakes and lunch available, plus plant sale. Entry £4.50, children free. www.ngs.org.uk www.cupanigarden.com Games & Activity Afternoon Chyngton Methodist Church Hall, Millberg Road 2pm - 4pm. Also on Mon 1st & 29th. Tel: 01323 365038 Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Seaford 7pm. NSSC Board Meeting (members only). www.nssc.org.uk Tuesday 16th Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe Pond 5pm. Cadet training. www.nssc.org.uk Wednesday 17th Seaford U3A Coffee Morning Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane 10am - 12 noon. Find out about courses, workshops and outings. £2 for coffee and nibbles. Open to members and non-members. www.u3asites.org.uk/seaford St James’ Trust (Seaford) 2019 AGM Community Centre, 11 Blatchington Road 7pm. AGM of St James’ Trust (Seaford). For information, tel: Viv Reynolds 01323 492800 The Wednesday Group Cross Way Church, Clinton Centre, Clinton Place 7.30pm. Walk. Thursday 18th Seaford Afternoon Flower Club Baptist Church Hall, Belgrave Rd 2pm. ‘A Wild Life Flower Garden’, talk by Colin Whiteman, botanical and wildlife expert. Monthly competition ‘Sticks and Stones’.

Annual fee £29, visitors £5 on the door, including refreshments. Tel: Mary Morris 01323 893899 or Sue Ward 01323 894848.

The Royal British Legion Claremont Road, Seaford 8.30pm. Foggy Soul Night. Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk

Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe Pond 5pm. Women on Water. www.nssc.org.uk

Sunday 21st Friends of Tide Mills meeting Tide Mills 10am - 12 noon. Meet at beach end of old village road. Help us care for this special place. Email: brianjimskinner@gmail.com

Friday 19th Hearing Aid Maintenance, NHS Batteries & Hearing Loss Advice St James’ Trust, 11 Blatchington Road 10am - 12 noon. Drop in and meet your local, friendly team from East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre. Please bring your brown NHS record book. Tel: 01323 722505. Email: mail@ eshrc.org.uk www. eshrc.org.uk Seaford Community Cinema The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm. ‘Stan & Ollie’ cert. PG. Tickets £6/£5/£3.50. Available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street, tel: 01323 897426, or online. www.seafordcinema.org Friday 19th - Sunday 28th ‘Eloquent Painting’ – Zan Stevenson & ‘Handcrafted Gem Stone and Silver Jewellery’ – Sandy Hernu The Crypt Gallery, Church St 10am - 4pm (except Sun), 12 noon - 3pm (Sun). www.thecryptgallery.com Saturday 20th Dr Bike Peacehaven Big Park 10am - 12.15pm. Cycle Seahaven provides bike safety checks and simple repairs. www.cycleseahaven.org.uk Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe Pond 1pm. RYA Youth Sailing Scheme training stages 1-4. Open to all. www.nssc.org.uk Homelink Open Garden Barrack Cottage, Bishopstone Village, BN25 2UD 1.30pm - 4.30pm. 4 acre downland chalk countryside garden open in aid of Lewes District Churches Homelink charity. Live music, children’s mystery trail, bring and buy novel sale, and tea and cakes. Some disabled access, large car park. Entry £5, children free. www.leweshomelink.org.uk

The Joyce Campbell Lunch Club St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road 1pm. Sunday roast and gettogether for senior citizens in Seaford. Transport can be arranged. £6. No August lunch club, resumes 15th Sept. To book, tel: June 01323 890175. Tuesday 23rd Seaford Natural History Society Old Lodge Nature Reserve, Ashdown Forest 10am. Meet at Old Lodge car park, ref. TQ46993063. Visitors welcome. Tel: 01323 893526 www.seafordnaturalhistory. org.uk Seaford Ladies Probus Club Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road 12 noon for 12.30pm. Monthly meeting with guest speaker and lunch. Tel: Liz Merritt on 01323 895553. Seaford Sweethearts WI Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd 8pm. Monthly meeting. hello@ seafordsweetheartswi.com Wednesday 24th Seven Sisters Wild Beach Holiday Club Pump Barn, Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat 10am - 3pm. Explore the seashore. Peer into a rockpool, find creatures, make a kite to fly on the beach and discover buried pirate treasure. For children aged 6-11. £20 SWT child member/£28 child nonmember. Booking essential. www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk Seaford Women’s Circle The Yurt, Florence House (enter through the yurt gate) 7pm. Talk/mini workshop bringing together women from the community to learn and share with each other. All ages welcome. Donations only. www.facebook.com/groups/ seafordwomenscircle

Thursday 25th NGS Open Garden Cupani Garden, 8 Sandgate Close 12 noon - 5pm. Also open 12th & 15th July. Tea, cakes and lunch available, plus plant sale. Entry £4.50, children free. www.ngs.org.uk www.cupanigarden.com Seaford U3A Open Meeting Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road 2pm - 4pm. Find out what groups and talks will be available in the new season. Tel: 01323 899572 www.u3asites.org.uk/seaford A Guide to Youth Mental Health Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven 4pm - 5.30pm. Do you have a young person in your life who is struggling emotionally and you’re feeling at a loss? Talk, interactive workshop and Q&A with local youth workers. To book, tel: 01273 519149 Email: healthylifestyles@ sussexcommunity.org.uk Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe Pond 5pm. Women on Water. www.nssc.org.uk Seaford Horticultural Society St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane 7pm. Members’ social evening. ‘The Natural History of the Orangutan’, talk by Ray Hale. www.seafordhorti.com Thurs 25th Jul - Sat 17th Aug The 39 Steps Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne 7.45pm (Tues-Sat), 2.30pm (Weds & Sat). No performance on Sun and Mon. Hilarious comedy based on John Buchan’s classic novel. Tickets from £19. Tel: 01323 412000 www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk Friday 26th The Old Brickfield Nature Reserve Fun Day Picnic Marine Parade 11am - 2pm. Bring a picnic and enjoy activities including bug hunt and identification, painting stones, cake decoration, Willow Man, treasure hunt, skittles and other games. Stalls with cake and fruit juice.

Summer Concert St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Rd 7pm. Concert with the church’s talented organist Coryn Roberts, in aid of the homeless and hungry. Featuring local musicians, programme includes brass, jazz, classical piano, singing and organ. Light refreshments available. Free, donations welcome. Fri 26th July - Sat 3rd Aug Not Now Darling Seaford Little Theatre, 4 Steyne Road 7.45pm (not Sats), 2.30pm (Sats only), no Sunday performance. Tickets £9 (tiered), £8 (level). Available from Redgold Opticians, 32 Broad Street (no credit cards). Enquiries tel: 01323 492821 www.seafordlittletheatre.co.uk Saturday 27th Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe Pond 1pm. RYA Youth Sailing Scheme training stages 1-4. Open to all. www.nssc.org.uk The Royal British Legion Claremont Road, Seaford 8.30pm. The Perry Stone Band. Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail Driftwood, 4 Marine Drive; The Walled Garden at the School House, The Egg, Bishopstone; Seaford Community Garden (Sat only); 27 Alfriston Park 11am - 5pm. Official opening at Driftwood, 11am on Sat 27th with Christine Walkden. £3 per garden or £8 day ticket for all gardens, available at the first garden visited. Full trail is 22 gardens in Seaford, Alfriston, City of Brighton & Hove and Telscombe & Peacehaven. Tel: Geoff 01323 899296 www.macmillangardentrail. co.uk Sunday 28th Seaford Community Cinema Florence House, Southdown Road 4pm (doors 3pm). ‘Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse’, cert. PG. 7pm (doors 6.30pm). A Star is Born, cert. 15. Open air screenings. Bring

picnic, rugs and warm/ waterproof clothing. Bar available. Tickets £6/£5/£3.50. Available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street, tel: 01323 897426, or online. www.seafordcinema.org Monday 29th Beach Clean Seaford Head 12 noon - 3pm. Clear up litter washed up on the shoreline. Gloves, litter pickers and rubbish bags provided. Open to all, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. Email: juliahoare@sussexwt. org.uk www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk Games & Activity Afternoon Chyngton Methodist Church Hall, Millberg Road 2pm - 4pm. Also on Mon 1st & 15th. Tel: 01323 365038 Tuesday 30th Seven Sisters Wild Woodies Summer Holiday Club Pump Barn, Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat 10am - 3pm. An adventure in the woods. Light a fire to make a hot drink, build a den, use hand tools and natural materials, explore the woods and discover forest animals. For

children aged 6-11. £20 SWT child member/£28 child nonmember. Booking essential. www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk

Coming up

Thurs 1st - Weds 7th Aug Colour Wave The Crypt Gallery, Church St 4pm - 7pm (Thurs),10am - 5pm (Fri-Weds). Exciting exhibition of new work from a group of Seaford artists. A diverse range of works, including art, craft and greetings cards. www.thecryptgallery.com Saturday 3rd August St Andrew’s Church Summer Fête Bishopstone Village Green and Parish Hall 12 noon - 4pm. Fun for all the family. Stalls, fun dog show, Punch & Judy, face painting, live music, refreshments and activities for adults and children. All proceeds used for the maintenance and mission of the historic parish church. 117th Seaford & District Horticultural Show Seaford Head School, Arundel Road 1.30pm - 4pm. See website for details of how to enter the show. www.seafordhorti.com

What’s On Weekly?


Art Workshop Be Creative, 13 Sutton Park Road Thurs: 10am - 12 noon. With Lesley Harvey. All media used. Refreshments provided. £15. Tel: Terri on 01323 490912

Art Workshop Paradise Park Café, Avis Road, Newhaven Last Sat of the month: 9.30am - 11.30am. With Lesley Harvey. All materials provided. £12. Tel: 07722 236741 to reserve a place. Email: lesleyharvey17 hotmail.com 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: 7.30 9.30pm. Members show videos, advice available, speakers on video-related topics. Contact Valerie McManus: 07950 904778, valmcmanusuk@yahoo.com www.eastsussexmoviemakers. com Jewellery Classes Seaford Mon: 6 -9pm, Wed: 10am 2pm, Fri: 10am - 2pm. Tel 07952 195341, email: info@ leprevost.co.uk, www.leprevost. co.uk continued...

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

Seaford Photographic Society The Martello Room, Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane Fri: 7.30pm. September to May. www.seafordps.org.uk

Knit & Natter Seaford Little Theatre, Steyne Road Weds: 10am - 12 noon. Knit, natter and crochet. All made welcome. Tel: Eileen on 01273 510491 or Lyn 01323 893412

Age Concern Seaford 6 Church Street Mon - Fri: 10am - 2pm. Office. Mon - Sat: 10am - 2pm. Shop. We offer the following services for older people: information and support, medical transport, visiting and befriending, contact time. Volunteers required. Tel: 01323 899434 www. ageconcernseaford.btck.co.uk

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? www.newhavenartclub.org.uk 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 Ouse Valley Artists Denton & Mount Pleasant Social Centre Weds: 9am 12.30pm. Friendly group of enthusiastic artists, all abilities welcome. For more info call Diane on 01323 670025 or email diane.yvonne.king@ gmail.com or call Pat on 01273 516183. Seaford Art Club Downs Leisure Centre 1st Mon of every month: new pictures on display at the View at Seaford Head – open from 7am every morning. Fri: 2 - 4pm. A friendly, active group of enthusiastic, competent artists. Demonstrations, practical sessions, gallery visits and other trips. Tel Anne: 01323 491008 www.seafordartclub. weebly.com Seaford Machine Knitting Club Baptist Church, Belgrave Rd 2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm. Tel: Helen Doran on 01323 872218 or email: hdoran@ talktalk.net


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. Canasta Afternoon Seaford & Blatchington Lawn Tennis Club, 47 Belgrave Road 1st & 3rd Weds of month: 2pm. £2.50 per session incl. tea/coffee and biscuits. For info, tel: June 01323 896456. Civil Service Pensioners Alliance The View, Seaford Head Golf Club, Southdown Rd 1st Tues of month: 10am. Friendly chat inc. group business and info on pensions/ benefits/ socials & days out. Refreshments. Cuckmere Valley Transition Group George Inn, Alfriston 1st Thurs of month: 7pm Energy Group meeting. Tel: 01323 870409 email: cuckmere transition@gmail.com www. cuckmerevalleytransition.org.uk Diabetes Support Group The Archway, 1 Blatchington Rd 1st Sat of month: 2pm3pm. Informal meeting to share experiences. Contact 01273 519149 or email healthylifestyles@ sussexcommunity.org.uk. Dog Training The Scout Hut, The Salts Recreation Ground Mon & Tues evenings: Seaford & District Dog Training Club. Dog training classes in accordance with the Kennel Club Good Citizens Scheme. Class levels are puppy, bronze,

silver and graduate. Tel: Dave 07516 934927 www.seaforddogclub.co.uk Downs 60+ Club Sutton Corner, Seaford (Old Flint Building, grounds of Downs Leisure Centre) 10am-12 noon and 2-4pm. Mon am: Art, snooker. pm: Snooker, table tennis, board games. Tues am: Snooker, art, keep fit (10.30-11.30) pm: Board games, table tennis. Weds am: Art, snooker, choir (10.30-11.45), lunch club 12.30pm pm: Snooker, craft & chat. Thurs am: Art, board games, snooker, exercise & line dancing pm: Art, snooker. Fri am: Art, snooker pm: Table tennis Sat am: Table tennis, snooker. Occasional discussion group, card games and minibus trips. Visit twice then pay £55 for the year; no more to pay for unlimited visits (excl. lunch). Come along or call 01323 896422 on Weds 10am 12 noon. East Dean & Friston Gardening Club East Dean Village Hall, Gilberts Drive 2nd Fri of month: 2.15pm 4pm. Variety of guest speakers. Membership £7 per year, visitors welcome. Tel: Fran 01323 423529 Free Cooking Skills (SCDA) Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven Tues (monthly): 10.30am 1pm. Learn basic cooking skills by making delicious meals in our Community Kitchen. 2nd July & 13th August. Tel: 01273 519149 www.sussexcommunity.org.uk French in the Cuckmere Valley Near Litlington French conversation groups led by French teacher. One-toone’s, preparation for exams, Skype lessons, proofreading, translation, French film and literary groups. For more information tel: 01323 871204/ 07903 610880 or email babkun@gmail.com Friendship The Base (next to the Salts Café), Marine Parade Thurs: 10.30am - 12 noon. We chat, enjoy music, play games and buy a drink in the café next door. £2 each week (carers free). Tel: Sam 01323 897320

Grub Club (SCDA) Denton Island Community Centre, Denton Island, Newhaven Tues (fortnightly): 9.30am - 12 noon. Learn to cook tasty dishes with a friendly team of volunteers. Meals are given to community members in need. Open to everyone. English learners welcome. 11th & 25th July, 8th & 22nd Aug. Tel: 01273 519149 www.sussexcommunity.org.uk The Havens Day Clubs for Over 65s Kempton House, Peacehaven: Tues: 10am-3pm, or half day. Newhaven Age Concern Club: Weds: 10am3pm, or half days. Care, support, friendship and respite care. Run by Age UK East Sussex. Tel Nicola on 07850 987131, Lewes office 01273 476704 www.ageukeastsussex.org.uk Heartsease Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road 1st Fri of month (except August): 2.30pm. Monthly group welcoming anyone who finds themselves alone and would enjoy some social interaction. Speakers, activities, companionship and tea. Tel: John and Jill Hughes 01323 898678 HIVE Youth Club Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road Fri: 7.15 - 8.45pm. (School year 7 – sixth form). Games, activities, workshops, pool, table football, table tennis, Xbox, instruments, social events, trips out, advice, encouragement & guidance. Annual membership £5 (excl. social events and trips). Term time only. Tel: 01323 896009 www. seafordbaptistchurch.org.uk Joyce Campbell Sunday Lunch Club St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road 3rd Sunday of the month (unless otherwise stated): 1pm. A get together for lunch for senior citizens in Seaford. £6. No August lunch club, resumes 15th September. To book call June on 01323 890175. Kids Aloud Kingswell, 115-117 Vale Road (Community Church Hall) Fri: 3.45pm - 5.30pm. Free after-school activities for children aged 4-12. All welcome for games, art and stories. Tel: Tina 01323 492833. www.kings-well.org.uk/kids_ aloud.htm

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Know Dementia Memory Moments Café Meridian Centre, Meridian Way, P’haven Fri: 9.30am - 12.30pm. Informal café for people with dementia and their family supporter/carer. Includes tea, coffee and cake, and a little fun and laughter with games, talk, music, dance etc. Tel: 01273 494300 Email: info@ knowdementia.co.uk Lipreading Classes St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd Tues:10am - 11.45am. Newcomers welcome, first session free. Great confidence builder. Six week terms. Fee includes membership of Seahaven Hard of Hearing Club. Tel: Jenny 01273 585339 L: IVE Youth Club Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road Fri: 6 - 7pm. (School year 3 - 6). Games and activities inc. pool, table football, table tennis, games consoles, craft zones, and a tuck shop. Admission £1 inc 50p worth of tuck. First week free. Term time only. Tel: 01323 896009 www. seafordbaptistchurch.org.uk 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. 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 National Trust Seaford Association (NTSA) Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane. 3rd Wed of month: 2.30pm. Illustrated talks on diverse subjects from Oct to March. Outings from spring to autumn plus other social and fundraising events. New members welcome. Visitors £2.50. www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/nt Newhaven & Seaford Sea Cadets The Old Church, Chapel Street, Newhaven Mon & Fri: 7pm - 9pm (seniors) Fri: 7pm - 9pm (juniors)

Newhaven, Peacehaven & Seaford Lions Club White Lion Hotel, Claremont Rd 4th Thurs of month: 8pm meeting. www.npslions.co.uk Newhaven Youth Club Lewes Road Hut, Robinson Road, Newhaven Weds: 6.30-8.30pm. For young people aged 11+. Info 01273 517250 or youth@ sussexcommunity.org.uk Probus Club of Seaford Seaford Golf Club, Firle Rd 2nd Tues of month: 12 noon for 12.45pm lunch. Monthly meeting with 2-course meal and speaker. Tel: 01323 899300 or 01323 896024. The Rotary Club of Seaford Seaford Golf Club, Firle Rd Weds: 12.45 for 1pm. Weekly meeting. Royal Antidiluvian Order of Buffaloes RAF Club, Wish Road, Eastbourne Sun: 6pm. Weekly meetings. Tel: 07766 404133 or 07709 290934 or email: dkg53@ talktalk.net The Royal Society of St George Monthly events. England’s leading patriotic society. Contact Chairman 01323 899985 or email: 514928@ talktalk.net. 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 £29 per year. Visitors £5 including refreshments per meeting. Tel: Mary Morris 01323 893899 or Sue Ward 01323 894848. Seaford Bonfire Society White Lion Hotel, Claremont Rd First Thurs of month: 7.30pm. Membership and open committee meeting. Email: seafordbonfire@gmail.com www.seafordbonfiresociety. co.uk Seaford Bridge Club Downs Leisure Centre Tues:1.30 - 5pm. Duplicate bridge in a friendly atmosphere for intermediates and above. Fri: 6.30 - 10pm. Duplicate bridge for intermediate and above. For further information please refer to our website www.bridgewebs.com/seaford

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 Evening Flower Club St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd 1st Thurs of month: 7pm for 7.30pm demo. Affil. to NAFAS. New members welcome. Visitors £4.50 including refreshments. Tel Marian on 01273 515544 Seaford Head Probus Club Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road 1st Tues of month: Monthly lunch for members and guests. Tel: 01323 896373 Seaford Martello Rotary Club Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road Mon: 7.15pm for 7.45pm. Tel: 07984 581784 or email: seafordmartellorotary@gmail. com. Seaford Museum & Heritage Society Martello Tower Winter opening times: Saturdays: 2-4pm Sunday & bank hols: 11am4pm. Groups by appt. Archives open every 1st Sun of each month. Tel: 01323 898222 www.seafordmuseum.co.uk Seaford Quakers Seaford Little Theatre, Steyne Rd Sun: 10.30 - 11.30am. Meeting for worship followed by refreshments. All welcome. Tel Margaret Brandram on 01323 381282 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. co.uk www.seafordspirit.co.uk Seaford Stamp & Postcard Club Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane 2nd Weds of month: 7.15pm.

Monthly speaker. All stamp and postcard collectors welcome. Tel: 01323 492433 www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/sspc 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 Tea Club Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Mon: 2pm - 3.45pm. Social club for all. The aim is to combat loneliness and isolation. Tea, cakes, games, raffle and companionship. Good access. All welcome. Enquiries to: seafordteaclub@ outlook.com Seahaven (Afternoon) Trefoil Guild Afternoon Meeting St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane, off Church St. 1st Tues of month: 2.30 4.30pm. Tel: 01323 897959 Seahaven (Evening) Trefoil Guild Evening Meeting Downs Leisure Centre Over 60s Club 3rd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. Tel: 01323 893250 Seahaven Hard of Hearing Club St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd 1st Friday of month: 2.15 - 4pm. Guest speakers and other activities, tea and biscuits, raffle. Local transport may be available at a small cost. Contact Pauline 01323 895216 Southdown Bridge Club 60+ Club, Downs Leisure Ctr Weds: 6.15pm for 6.30pm start. Friendly Duplicate Bridge club for improvers up. Tel: 01323 896071 Email: creamer@uwclub.net www.bridgewebs.com/ southdown 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 Survivors of Suicide The Matthew 25 Mission, Brodie Hall, Christ Church, Seaside, Eastbourne 2nd Mon: 7pm-8.30pm. Group for people affected by suicide. www.sussexcommunity.org.uk continued...

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Sussex Army Cadet Force No. 2 Platoon (Seaford) Mercread Youth Centre, Mercread Road Mon & Weds: 7.30 - 9.30pm. For ages 12 (school year 8) to 18 yrs. For further information email kevin.falconer@serfca.org or tel: 01273 552222 Sussex Wildlife Trust Various locations in and around Seaford 1st Thurs of month:10am 3pm, Sept to May. For details tel: 07824 151935. Email: sarahquantrill@sussexwt.org.uk www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk Sussex Wildlife Trust Youth Rangers Various locations in and around Seaford Tues:Term time only. Volunteer group for 16-25 year olds. Carry out practical conservation tasks and learn about wildlife whilst gaining valuable work experience. Email: nikkihills@sussexwt. org.uk www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk

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 East Dean Farmers’ Market East Dean Village Hall,Village Green Lane off Gilberts Drive Weds: 10am - 12.30pm. 01323 423481 Family Learning and Youth Activities Please call for information. Tel: 01273 517250, email: familylearning@ sussexcommunity.org.uk www.sussexcommunity.org.uk International Coffee Morning St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane 2nd & 4th Weds of month: 10.30am - 12.30pm. FebruaryDecember, term time only.

U3A Members’ Interest Talks Downs Leisure Cent., Sutton Rd Thurs: afternoon. Subjects range from Japanese Ideas to Bonnard in Search of Rainbows, Chickens, Parliament and more. www.u3asites.org. uk/seaford/home

Local Indoor Market Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Fri: 10.30am - 2.30pm. Local community market, formerly held at the Clinton Centre on Tuesdays. Stalls available. Email: sussexmarkets@live.co.uk Facebook: Sussex Markets

The Union Club, Seaford 1 Stafford Road A non-political social club for residents. Lounge bar, dart board, snooker table, TV screens, and events. Applications for membership all welcome. Tel 01323 890015 email: membership@ theunionclub.plus.com

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

Whist Drive St Thomas More Roman Catholic Church Hall, Sutton Road Thurs: 1.45pm. £2 inc. tea and biscuits. Tel: 01323 896412

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

Who Let the Dads Out? Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road 2nd Sat of month: 9.30am 11.30am. For children 0 to 11 yrs with their dads, granddads and male carers. Tel: 01323 896009


Clinton Centre Café Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Tues: 10am - 11.30am. Coffee/ tea and biscuit or toast and butter, £1. Tel: 01323 873262


Monday Coffee Mornings Seaford Little Theatre 4 Steyne Road Mon: 10am - 11.30am. All 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. Contact Jackie Gordon on 01323 872263. 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. For stall hire tel 01273 517544 or email:new havenmarket@outlook.com

caring for Seaford’s newly planted trees. Tools provided. For details visit the Facebook page or seafordtreewardens. wordpress.com

One You East Sussex Various locations Free healthy lifestyle service. Supporting East Sussex residents to eat well, move more, drink less, be smoke free and lose weight through internal programmes and 1-2-1 support. Plus free NHS health checks. To self-refer or refer a friend go online or tel: 01323 404600 www.oneyoueastsussex.org.uk

Tutoring Tutor’s home in Seaford Tutoring services for primary/ secondary ages – help with building confidence, English, Maths, skills for learning, English/History to GCSE, 11+/ SATS preparation. Contact Liz Hunter (DBS checked) on 07918 127763 or 01323 893933. Email: lizthetutor@ btinternet.com

Plastic Free Seaford The Seven Sisters (function room) Alfriston Road 3rd or 4th Tues: 7pm. Monthly Community Meeting for the Plastic Free Seaford campaign. All welcome. Facebook: Plastic Free Seaford Seaford Community Garden Crouch Gardens next to the Peace Garden Weds: 9.30am - 12.30pm. Sat: 10am - 12 noon. Garden open, plants and produce for sale. All welcome. www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/scg Seaford Old Town Hall Community Tea Room Church Street, Seaford Mon - Fri: 10am - 1pm. Sat: 10am - 12 noon. Come and enjoy a comfortable 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. www.sussex.police.uk Seaford Street Markets Sutton Road 2nd & 4th Friday of the month: 9am - 1pm. www. seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk/ Street-Markets.aspx Seaford Tree Wardens Various locations 1st Saturday & 3rd Tuesday: Mornings: two-hour sessions

Seahaven Storehouse Seaford Community Church, 115-117 Vale Road Thurs: 10am - 1pm. Providing basic food items to those in need. Tel/text: 07921 844930 Email: seahavenstorehouse@ gmail.com www.kings-well.org. uk/storehouse.php

Ladies’ clubs

Bizzybirds The View, Seaford Head Golf Club, Southdown Road Monthly meetings An opportunity for business women to meet over coffee to share hints, tips and advice with occasional guest speakers and training sessions. For upcoming dates and more info visit www.bizzybirds.co.uk Blatchington Hill Townswomen’s Guild The Chapel Room, St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Road, Seaford 2nd Tues of month: 7.30pm. Members only. Membership enquiries: the.kavanaghs@ btinternet.com Inner Wheel Club of Seaford Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road 2nd Tues of month: 7.30pm. Members only. Seaford Ladies Probus Club Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road 4th Tues of month: 12 noon for 12.30pm. Monthly lunch club for retired or semi-retired professional businesswomen. Silver service meal and local speakers. Not on in December. Tel: Liz Merritt 01323 895553 Seaford Martello WI St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane, off Church St 2nd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. New members welcome. Tel: 01273 583484, email: angeaston@sky.com

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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 www.nwr.org.uk or contact us directly by email: nwrseaford@gmail.com Seaford Sweethearts WI Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd 4th Tues of month: 8pm 10pm. For further info about attending, please email: hello@ seafordsweetheartswi.com Seaford Women’s Circle The Yurt at Florence House Last Weds of month: 7pm. Each month a different woman from the community will hold the circle or offer a talk/mini workshop. It’s a space to share and learn. All ages welcome. www.facebook.com/groups/ seafordwomenscircle Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd 2nd Weds of month: 2pm. Other activities include: Mon: Art (weekly), Play Reading (fortnightly), Walking Group (fortnightly). Weds: Craft & Chat (fortnightly). Every other month: Book Reading. www.esfwi.org.uk/wis/seaford

music & drama Archway Gospelish Choir Blatchington Rd Mon: 8pm - 9.30pm. Gospel & soul-inspired music. £8.50 a session.

Archway Contemporary Choir Chyngton School, Millberg Rd Weds: 12.30pm - 2pm at Archway, 8pm - 9.30pm Everything from Ellington to Supertramp. £8.50 per session. Tel 01323 897590 www.thearchwaygroup.com Chyngton Youth Academy of Arts and Drama St James’ Trust, Blatchington Road Thurs: 4pm. Ages 5-12 Fri: 5.30pm. Ages 12-18. For drama classes contact Ellen on 07791 081935 Concentus Choir JPK Centre, 39-41 Church Street, Eastbourne Mon: 7.30pm - 9.45pm. No need to read music to join this friendly choir, which regularly sings in Seaford. Tel: Claire 07920 430162 or Sue 07789 343514. www. concentus-sings.com

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 repertoire accompanied on guitar. No need to read music. £6 per session. Tel 01273 611068 or email: marianstanley43@gmail.com for more information. Michael Piraner’s Recorder Workshops The Chapel Room, St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Road 2nd Sat every month: 2pm - 4.30pm. For adults over 18 years of age. For more information, email: val. underhill@googlemail.com Play Readings at the Seaford Little Theatre 4 Steyne Road 1st Tues every month (except November): 7.30pm. Everyone welcome to join in or just listen; play readings are held in the coffee lounge. Tel: Mary 01323 351882 or email gmaryyoung@ gmail.com SBC Singers Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road Weds: 7pm. New members always welcome. Tel: Peter 01273 586687 Seaford Choral Society Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road Mon: 7.15 - 9.15pm New singers always welcome, no experience necessary, no audition. Tel: 01323 301683, email: info@seaford-choralsociety.com www.seafordchoral-society.com Seaford Drum Group The Archway, 1 Blatchington Rd Tues: 7pm - 9pm. Group drumming. No experience necessary, everyone welcome. Tel: Jamie 07863 159742 Seaford Folk Songs and Tunes Circle The Office Bar, Saxon Lane 1st Thurs of month: 8pm All welcome. Come along, sing, play or listen. Free entry. Seaford Handbell Ringers St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd Weds: 10am - 12.30pm. For more information, tel: Margaret

Hopkins 01323 325305. 1pm 3pm, tel: Jo Tigg 01323 893878. New members very welcome. Seaford Little Theatre Steyne Road Mon: 10am - 11.30am. Coffee morning for members and potential members. Tel: Mary 01323 351882. Last Mon of month: £1 tea and toast charity breakfast. Tel: Debbie 07596 709044. Weds: 7.30pm - 10pm (except during productions). Workshop and Social Evening. Set building, prop, wardrobe and chat over a coffee.Tel: Ray 07984 280067 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. Tel: 07468 916302 or email: Donna7of9@gmail.com Seaford Silver Band Seaford Head School, Steyne Rosd Weds: 8 - 10pm. Rehearsals. New members welcome. Tel: 01323 892424 or 07740 646386 visit www. seafordsilverband.co.uk Seaford Youth Drama Group Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd Mon: groups from 5pm. Very reasonable prices. New members welcome. Contact Chris on 01323 892023 Singing for Fun Seaford Baptist Church Weds: 11am - 12 noon. Thurs: 7 - 8pm. For adults of all ages and abilities – join us for an hour of musical fun. No need to read music. £5. Phone 01323 365495, 07799 818590 email: sallyann@ crystalclearaudio.co.uk Sound Baths The Yurt, Florence House, Southdown Road 1st and 3rd Tues of the month: Bathe in these lovely soothing sounds. Tel 07515 961327 South Downs Society of Recorder Players St James’ Trust, Blatchington Road 4th Sat of the month: 2 - 5pm. Contact the secretary, email: sdowns@srp.org.uk

U3A Recorder Group St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd Weds: 2 - 4pm. Tel: Val Underhill on 01323 895230 Email: val.underhill@googlemail. com Vocal Repertoire St James’ Trust, Blatchington Road Fri: 5pm for 8 - 12 year olds, 7pm for 13 to 20 year olds. Join our wonderful, talented and friendly bunch for group and solo singing sessions For more details visit: facebook.com/vocalrepertoire

Baby & Pre-School

Ante- & Postnatal Excercise Class Downs Leisure Centre, Tues: 10.45 - 11.30am. Specialist exercise class for mums to be and new mums. Crèche on site or baby welcome in class. Tel: 07901 683577 or 01323 490011 or email c.s.cornish@ hotmail.com Artsmart Pre-school Messy Play Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Mon: 11am - 12 noon. Drop in £4.50, siblings £3. Artsmart holiday workshops contact Ann on 07834 629133 or via Facebook. Baby and Toddler Experience Seaford, Lewes and Newhaven Classes for babies & toddlers to develop, learn, and have fun. Tel: 07834 231971 www.the babyandtoddlerexperience. co.uk Big Park Buggy Walk Gateway Café, Big Park, Piddinghoe Avenue, Peacehaven Weds: 10am. No need to book - just turn up. www.sussexcommunity.org.uk Jitterbugs Under 5s Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven Fri: 9.30am - 10.30am. Term time only. Tel: 01273 517250 Email: familylearning@ sussexcommunity.org.uk 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 preschool children.Tel: 01323 896009

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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 Rd Weds, Fri & Sat: from 3 years. Free trial class. Tel: 01323 492795 or 07703 485348 www.nikki-b-danceschool.co.uk Ballet,Tap, Modern & Jazz Seahaven Dance, Seaford and Newhaven Mon - Sat Contact Mechele on 07738 831616, email: info@seahavendance.co.uk www.seahavendance.co.uk Ballroom Dance Classes with Studio Tempo Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane. Thurs: 5.45pm. Beginners Sequence. 7.30pm. Beginners Ballroom. 8.30pm. Followon class. Classes also held in Newhaven. Tel: 01273 476565 Barefoot Boogaloo Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven 4th Tues of the month: 7.30 - 9.30pm. £7/£5 concs. Visit Facebook page for info.

Boxercise® Constitutional Club, Seaford Sun: 10am. Mercread Youth Club, Seaford Weds: 10am Thurs: 7.30pm Thurs: 6.30pm. Indoor Boot Camp. Tel: 07904 818746 Facebook: Fitness & Personal Training Breakfast Bootcamp The Salts Recreation Ground, Seaford Thurs: 6.30 - 7.15am. An all over body workout this class is aimed at getting you stronger, leaner and will help you burn more calories! Tel: 07989 714542 Email: steve@ whittfittraining.co.uk www.whittfittraining.co.uk Facebook: Whittfit Training, Brighton – Steve Whittemore Couch to 5K (SCDA) Denton Island Community Centre, Denton Island, Newhaven A gentle 9-week couch to 5k programme. Tel: 01273 519149 www.sussexcommunity.org.uk Crouch Bowling Club Crouch Gardens, East Street April-Sept: Outdoor bowling. All age groups welcome. Free coaching by qualified coaches Tel: 01323 654788 www.crouch bowlingclubseaford.co.uk

Basketball with Seahaven Force Seahaven Academy, Southdown Road, Newhaven Thurs: 7pm - 9.30pm. Adults open scrimmage (mixed). Sat: 10am - 12 noon. Open squad session 11-17 years. Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road, Seaford Sun: 11am - 1pm. Mini Ballers 6-11 years.Tel: 07900 817868 www.seahavenforce.com

Cycle Seahaven Various locations Organised rides for MTB and road riders of all levels of fitness and experienc. £5 per year All rides are listed on www.cycleseahaven.org.uk

Body Vibes Windover Fitness, nr Alfriston Tues: 10am. Thurs: 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Tel: 01323 871554/07930 738034

Extend Activities to music, suitable for older people. Have fun while you improve your balance and mobility, with seated options. For classes and times in the area tel Sandria: 01273 514152

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: www.waveleisure.co.uk


Denton Indoor Bowls Club Denton Island, Newhaven Mon - Sun: 9am - 7pm. New members welcome. Tel 01273 514664

Flexercise Seaford Head Lower School Dance Studio, Steyne Road Tues: 6.15pm - 7.15pm. Part exercise, part dance, all fun. Tel: Margaret 07592 026814 www.fl-exercise.com 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 Leisure Centre. Fri: 9 - 10pm. Football Street League session with Brighton & Hove Albion in the Community. Downs Leisure Centre, £1. Tel: 01323 892531 Forces Fit The Salts Recreation Ground Mon & Weds: 7pm Sun: 10am Free tasters available. Book online at www.forcesfit.co.uk Golf Seaford Golf Club, 111 Firle Road Learn how to play at our new academy. £50 adult/£25 under-16s for six months’ use of practice facilities, two free lessons with our PGA pro and a discount card in the clubhouse. Tel: 01323 892442 Health Walks Martello Tower/The Salts Café 10am - 11am. Health walks, Tuesdays First, third and fifth Tuesday of the month from Salts Café and second and fourth from Martello Tower. All ages and abilities welcome. Free. Tel: Lorna Neville on 01424 444675 or 07740 899559, email lorna.neville@ tcv.org.uk Holistic Core Restore St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road Unique six-week pelvic floor and core restore exercise programme for every woman at every life stage. For info and booking, tel: Denise 07725 358811. Email: denise@ bodywisemusclecare.co.uk www.eastbourne holisticcorerestore.com Kettlercise and CoreAbility Wave Leisure, Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Mon: 6pm. Kettlercise. All over body toning and fat burning. Tues: 6.30pm. Core-focused kettlebell and bodyweight workout. All classes suitable for beginners. Tel: 01273 510784 or book online: www. waveleisure.co.uk Line Dancing Daytime classes for mixed abilities. Tel Val on 01323 325993 Line Dancing Mercread Youth Centre, Mercread Road Tues: 5.30 - 6.30pm Beginners, 6.30 - 7.30pm Improvers, 7.30 - 9pm Intermediates Fri: 5.30 - 6.30pm Beginners,

6.30 - 7.30pm Improvers, 7.30 - 9pm Intermediates. Tel: Gina on 01273 470456 or 07443 425621 Line Dancing with Southern Stomp Church Hall, Bramber Avenue, Peacehaven Mon: 10am - 12 noon. Morning Medley. A mix of dances for everyone. 12.30pm - 2pm. Good Beginner. Weds: 10am - 12.30pm. Improver/Easy Intermediate. Telscombe Hall, Tyedean Road, Telscombe Cliffs Tues: 7.15pm - 8.45pm. Improver. St Nicholas Church Hall, Saltdean Vale, Saltdean Thurs: 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Good Intermediate. Tel: 01273 587714 Email: southernstomp@ hotmail.co.uk www.southernstomp.com Line Dancing with Studio In Line Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Mon 7.30pm - 10pm. All levels Downs Leisure Centre Thurs 9.30 - 10.30am. Absolute beginners, 10.30am - 12 noon. All levels. Tel: 07931 930770 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: pia1807@hotmail.co.uk Meditation Group Seaford Osteopathic Clinic, Paignton House, Warwick Rd Tues: 7.30pm-8.30pm. £6. Please contact Jacqueline for details. Tel: 07963 014560 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. Mums’ Fitness Mercread Centre, Mercread Road 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. £25 for 5. New members first 3 classes £10. www.facebook. com/MumsFitnessUK Tel Alex 07540 551054

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Newhaven Bowling Club Fort Road, Newhaven Sat: 10am - 11.30am. Junior Bowls Club. 11.45am - lunch. #Letsplaybowls adult try-it-out sessions. Qualified coach and members to help all learn and improve. Tel: 07401663519 www.newhavenbowling club.weebly.com 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@ googlemail.com Obstacle Course Training The Salts Recreation Ground 8.45am - 9.30am. Running, jumping, crawling, pulling, pushing, carrying and other movements to help you get stronger and fitter for your first obstacle course race. Tel: 07989 714542 Email: steve@whittfittraining.co.uk www.whittfittraining.co.uk Facebook: Whittfit Training, Brighton – Steve Whittemore Outdoor Walks & Activities Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Eastbourne Free, informal, friendly group walks and gardening outdoor activities. Tel: 01273 519149, email: healthylifestyles@ sussexcommunity.org.uk www.sussexcommunity.org.uk Pilates – Alfriston Pilates Lower Ground Floor Studio, 1-3 Dane Road Tues: 12.30 - 1.30pm. £7.50 pay as you go or £49 for 8 sessions. Have fun! Suitable for all. Contact Karen: 01273 305827 or email: karen. funandfit@gmail.com Pilates – 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: karen.funandfit@ gmail.com Pilates – to raise money for the Youth Counselling Project Seaford Osteopathic Clinic Fri: 6-7pm. Run by Yoga Teacher Karen Hall. Contact 07944 785520. karenmoves@ gmail.com

Pilates Mat & Barre Dance Studio. Seaford Head School, Steyne Road Thurs: 6.15pm - 7.15pm. With Karen Hall. Tel: 07944 785520 Email: karenmoves@gmail.com Pilates – Movement for Life Pilates Studio, Seaford Osteopathic Clinic,Warwick Rd Mon-Sat: daily and evening classes. Back care, Gentle and Dynamic Pilates, Reformer and Wunda Chair, Pelvic Floor Restore, Men’s Group, Yoga, Meditation, Seniors Chairbased Exercise – something for every and any body! Tel: 07944 785520 Email: karenmoves@gmail.com Premier United Girls The Salts Recreation Ground Sat: 11.30am. Fun, free football training for girls in years 3, 4 and 5, and years 6, 7 and 8. Message us on Facebook: Premier Mini Soccer School. Rural Rambles Seaford Third Thurs of the month: Free guided walks starting and finishing in Seaford. 2-3 hours. Walks also running in Newhaven and Peacehaven. Full schedule online: www. waveleisure.co.uk Scottish Country Dancing Alfriston War Memorial Hall, 4 The Tye, Alfriston Weds: 3.30pm - 5pm. Fun and laughter guaranteed. All ages and abilities welcome. No previous experience needed. Bring water and comfortable shoes. £3 per person. Email: sue_fulham@hotmail.com Seaford & Blatchington Tennis Club Belgrave Road, Seaford The club is open 7 days a week, providing a wide variety of tennis activities. Contact membership secretary Dee Kellaway on 01323 891372. 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 982218 Seaford Bowling Club Chichester Road, BN25 2DT April until October: Outdoor lawn bowls, played every day. Competitive and social bowling. Very friendly atmosphere. Social events throughout the year. New

members very welcome. Tel: 01323 892831 www.seafordbowlingclub.org Seaford Cricket Club Salts Recreation Ground, Park Rd All Stars 8-week cricket programme for boys and girls, 5-8 years, starts 19th May. Junior outdoor training Fri: 6pm-7pm. Under 10s to under 13s. 7pm-8pm. Under 14s to under 16s. Email: seanwootten@rocketmail.com Senior outdoor training Tues & Thurs: 6.30pm-8pm. Senior home matches in the Sussex League start 4th May. Also Sunday and mid-week friendlies. Email: smithjps@ hotmail.com. New players and beginners welcome. Seaford Kurlers Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road, Seaford Tues: 2 - 4pm. All welcome. First visit free. Contact June Wood on 01323 895376 or sally1989@tiscali.co.uk 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 www. seaford-rambling-club.org.uk 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 Seaford Rugby Football Club Junior Training Salts Recreation, Marine Parade Sun: 10.30am -12 noon. Ages ranging from 6 to 16, a friendly but ambitious squad. Come along or tel 07818 438378 Seaford Striders Running Club From Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road Mon & Weds (main night): 7pm. All ages and abilities welcome. www.seafordstriders.org.uk

Seaford Traditional Folk Dance Group St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road Wed: 10.15am-12.15pm. Our repertoire spans over 400 years of pleasurable dancing, with a focus on the 17th century. We welcome anyone interested in joining/visiting us. £4 pw. Tel: 01323 897315 SUP & Fitness Seven Sisters car park, BN25 4AD Sat: 10am. Fitness (on land), £5.11am. SUP Training, £5. 12 noon. SUP social, free. Join for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions. Tel: Sasha 07568 107963 Tai Chi Alfriston Pilates, Lower Grd Floor Studio, 1-3 Dane Rd Thurs: 12 noon - 1pm. £8 per class. Soft, slow and gentle movement suitable for all. Tel: 07971 296698 Email: audramarshall@icloud.com Walking Netball Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road, Seaford Mon: 1.45pm - 3pm. Netball but at a walking pace. Anyone can play regardless of age, ability or fitness levels. Join us for a wiggle and a giggle. Trainers recommended. Call Fran for more info on 07593 019649. Facebook: Seaford Walking Netball. Check out an introduction video on Youtube at: https://youtu.be/ qzQfnv7sFPg. Walk Your Way to Health (SCDA) Various locations on the South Downs Tues: 1pm (no dogs), 2pm (dog walkers). We invite you to join our weekly (up to) one hour friendly walks. Walk simply for the pleasure, company and fresh air, or use this as as stepping stone to build up your strength and fitness. Tel: 01273 519149 www.sussexcommunity.org.uk Walking Rugby Seaford RFC, The Salts Recreation Ground, Richmond Road Sun: 10am. Fun team game accessible to people of all genders, ages and abilities. Spectators welcome. Tel: Andrew Cambridge 07724 240279 Email: seafordwalkingrugby@outlook. com www.seafordrfc.club continued...

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Wave Leisure Health Walks From Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road Thurs: 10am. Tel: 01323 490011

massage also available. Tel: Sophie 07444 549859, email: inbalancesussex@gmail.com www.in-balance.org.uk

Wutan Kung Fu & Tai Chi Chyngton Primary School, Millberg Road, Seaford Tues: 6-7pm - Family Kung Fu, adults £6, children £4. 7-8pm - Tai Chi, £7 per class or £10 both classes. Tel: 07971 296698 Email: audramarshall@icloud. com

Yoga Meditation Pilates Studio, Seaford Osteopathic Clinic, Warwick Road Fri: 6pm - 7pm. Unwind and look after your body and mind. Donation. Tel: 07944 785520 Email: karenmoves@gmail.com Yoga – Purrfect Yoga St James’ Clubhouse Blatchington Rd, Seaford Mon: 9.30am mixed ability yoga, 11am parent and baby yoga Tues: 6.30pm pregnancy yoga, 7.30pm mixed ability yoga The Yurt at Florence House, Southdown Road Weds: 12.50pm baby massage. 1.50pm mixed ability yoga. Thurs: 8.15am mixed ability yoga, Cradle Hill School, Lexden Rd Weds: 3.15pm children’s yoga, 4.15pm family yoga. St Thomas More Church Hall, Sutton Road Thurs: 6.20pm mixed ability yoga.Tel: Catherine 07901 683577. www.facebook. com/purrfectyoga or email c.s.cornish@hotmail.com

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 Rd Tues: 1.30pm - 2.30pm. Block of 6 classes £48. Drop in £10, space permitting. Max class size 7. For those who find floor work less suitable. Gentle class for posture, increased flexibility and relaxation. Tel: Christine 07764 188615. Email: savvachristine@gmail.com Yoga Classes for the Less Able St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Rd Thurs: 11am - 12 noon. Seaford Group of Eastbourne & South Wealden Multiple Sclerosis Society. Exercises on floor and chair with trained yoga teacher. £5 a lesson.Tel. 01323 500932 Yoga – Himalayan Hatha Yoga Dance Studio, Seaford Head School, Steyne Road Mon: 7pm - 8.30pm. With Karen Hall. Dynamic yoga to invigorate and restore. Tel: 07944 785520 Email: karenmoves@gmail.com Yoga – In Balance Hatha Yoga WI Hall, Claremont Road Mon: 4.45pm - 6pm. Tues: 10am - 11.30am. Weds: 7pm8.15pm. Fri: 9-10.15am. Small group Hatha Yoga sessions for all abilities.1-2-1 yoga sessions can be arranged. Relaxing body massage and therapeutic sports


Yoga – Samtosha Yoga Samtosha Studio, 80 Court Farm Road, Newhaven Weds: 7.30pm, Progressing in Yoga (school-term only) Thurs: 10am -11.30am. Yoga for mixed abilities. Small group class with British Wheel of Yoga Senior Teacher Trainer Janet Bond. All equipment provided. Monthly sound bath therapy sessions on Weds at 7.30pm & Sun at 2.30pm (max 10 people), £12 per person or £30 for 3 dates. Book in advance. Tel: 01273 512306 Email: samtosha4u@btinternet. com www.samtosha4u.com Yoga – Satyam Yoga Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd Thurs: 10am -11.30am. All levels of ability, beginners welcome. £40 for 5 class pass, valid for 8 weeks or £10 per class dropin. Tel: 07774 862499. www. satyamyoga.co.uk Yoga – Seahaven Yoga The Archway, 1 Blatchington Rd Sat: 9.30am. Weds: 7pm. The Anahata Health Clinic 119/120 Edward St, Brighton Weds: 10.45am.

The Rendezvous, 168 South Coast Road, Peacehaven Fri: 1.30pm. Gentle traditional yoga suitable for all. Tel: 07983 622840/01323 892638 Email: seahavenyoga@btinternet.com www.seahavenyoga.co.uk Yoga – Transformation Hatha Yoga The Yurt, Florence House, Southdown Road Tues: 10am -11.30am. Bishopstone Village Hall Tues: 6.30pm -8pm. A gentle form of yoga suitable for all ages, from beginners to experienced practitioners. Tel: Susannah 07862 263869 www.breathing-spaces.com Yoga with Therese The Yurt, Florence House, Southdown Road Mon: 9.30am - 11am Thurs: 6pm - 7.30pm & 7.30pm - 9pm Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd 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: theresesaunders7@aol.com Yoga – Yin and Tonic St James’ Trust, 11 Blatchington Rd Thurs: 9.30am - 10.45am. Yin yoga, a gentle practice that will increase mobility, flexibility and strength. £8 drop-in, £7 concession. First session free. Tel: 07816 154644 Email: jacqui. johnston@hotmail.co.uk Zumba with Louise Zumba Fitness: Mercread Youth Club, Seaford Tues & Thurs: 10am-11am. Shimmy your way to fitness. Zumba Gold: Mercread Youth Club, Seaford Tues & Thurs: 2pm-3pm. Peacehaven RC Church Hall, Horsham Ave Weds: 10 am-11am & 11am-12 noon. Two classes – pick which time you prefer. For those who prefer a slower-paced class. All classes £5 or £20 for 5. Contact Louise 07786 425758, johnlouisecave@gmail.com. www.louisecavefitness.co.uk

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Overeaters Anonymous A self-help group for people who wish to change their behaviour around food and eating. www.oagb.org.uk Slimming World Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane Tues: 9.30am, 11.30am. 5.30pm & 7.30pm. With Tina Simpson, tel: 07534 901591 Chyngton Methodist Church, Millberg Road Thurs: 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Emma, tel: 07790 214806 The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan Daytime and evenings: to suit you. Scientifically proven, healthy, nutritious plan with my support and lifetime of experience. For a free consultation, call Linda Walker (Dip Hyp Dist) on 07773 000282. Weight Loss Challenge & Wellness Club WellnessWorks, Seaford Fri: 11am. £35 for 12 weeks. Free private consultation by appointment. Tel 01323 897671 Herbalife Healthy Breakfast & Sampling Free. Tel 01323 897671 Skin Care Workshop & Facial Free. Tel 01323 897671 Weight Watchers 60+ Club, Downs Leisure Ctr Sutton Road Mon: 9.45am. Join us and relax with a cup of coffee or tea. Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven Tues: 6.15pm. Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road Weds: 5.45pm. Come along and learn about Smart Points. Contact 07758 653851, email: sallyevans@ weight-watchers.co.uk

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ROMAN VANE, FIRLE ROAD £1,100,000 A unique and stunning Art Deco style 4 bed house located on the prestigious Firle Road. Built in the late 1920s and remodelled and extended in 2010/2011 to provide versatile accommodation..


A detached three bedroom bungalow with no onward chain. Benefits from a spacious 24’ lounge, sun room and games room.





A detached individual beachfront residence commanding panoramic sea views over Seaford Bay. Further benefiting from a self contained one bedroom annexe.

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A two bedroom house, conveniently located close to the town centre and seafront/beach. No onward chain.


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Seaford Scene July 2019  

Community Magazine, Business Directory and What's On Guide

Seaford Scene July 2019  

Community Magazine, Business Directory and What's On Guide