Seaford Scene March 2022

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SEAFORD Scene March 2022 Issue 179

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

Seaford Sessions Bishopstone Station Greenhavens Network Seaford Photographic Society Seaford Bonfire Society

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to the March issue of Seaford Scene. At last the nights are drawing out, the days are getting longer, and thankfully the clocks go forward an hour this month, on Sunday 27th. Don’t forget it’s also Mother’s Day on that day! In this issue we have news from the new Greenhavens Network on page 86, along with an update from Trees for Seaford on page 78 and On the Verge who are marching into spring on page 102. Continuing with the outdoors theme, Seaford’s keen gardeners are preparing to open their gardens to visitors (pages 33 and 77) and turn to page 12 to find out about the Growing Project at the Downs Leisure Centre. Back indoors and Seaford Sessions continues at Seaford Little Theatre with the award-winning folk band, The Trials of Cato (page 53), whilst Meeching Amateur Dramatics’ latest production, Haggard, is on from 31st March, see page 21. Seaford Community Cinema screenings run throughout March with a special Gala event for The Youth Counselling Project on page 70. Can you help and support the restoration project at Bishopstone train station – a Grade 2 listed, Art Deco building? For more details see page 23. All this and so much more in your March issue. Enjoy! Fran Tegg, Editor

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4 Seaford Splash! 6 Seaford Rotary 8 Seaford Photographic Society 12 The Growing Project at the Downs Leisure Centre 14 Sussex Wildlife Trust 18 Uno22: Three – An Uplifting New Display for Spring at Seaford’s New Gallery 21 Meeching Amateur Dramatics – Haggard 23 Bishopstone Station Crownfund Appeal 26 A View from the Potting Shed 31 Seaford Community Garden 33 Cupani Garden 39 Seaford Musical Theatre – Lights Action Musicals! 42 Seaford Natural History Society – Seaford Head Dewpond Restoration Project 44 Seaford Bonfire Society 45 Seaford Sunshine Strummers 48 A New You for ’22! Life’s Better with One You East Sussex (OYES) 49 Is Tapping the Answer for You? 51 Seaford Museum – Shipwreck with a Happy Ending... 53 Seaford Sessions 57 Alfriston and Cuckmere Valley Twinning Association 58 Corelli Ensemble March Concert 63 Newberry Tully Estate Agent 67 SEA Hub 70 The Youth Counselling Project 73 Clifden House 75 Seahaven Hard of Hearing Club 77 Seaford Gardens 78 Trees for Seaford 82 The Probus Club of Seaford 86 A New Greenhavens Network 90 Seaford u3a News 99 Seaford Afternoon Flower Club 100 Neighbourhood Watch Roundup 102 On the Verge – Marching into Spring 106 ‘Model Railways?’ I Hear You Say 108 Lewes District Citizens Advice 109 2022 Martello Half Marathon 111 Inner Wheel Day 114 West View Beach Huts for Hire 116 A Good Read 117 What’s On in March? 122 Index of Businesses Front Cover: Overlooking Bishopstone and the South Downs by SuxxesPhoto©

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Welcome to Andrea Hargreaves’ rundown of arts and cultural events coming up in Seaford this month. Be aware that events could be affected by Covid rule changes announced after the time of writing


At the Barn Theatre, Seaford Community Cinema is screening Cruella (12) on Friday 4th March at 7.30pm. Marking International Women’s Day, this manic black comedy pits crazy Estella Miller (Emma Stone) against her fearsome mentor, played by Emma Thompson as Estella stops at nothing to develop her Cruella de Vil line. Next up, on Sunday 13th March at 2.30pm, is Jungle Cruise (12), a fantasy adventure involving a female scientist (Emily Blunt) on a mission to Brazil to find a tree whose flowers cure illness, heal wounds and lift curses, plus Spanish conquistadores and a dodgy boat skipper. Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman both won Oscars for their roles in The Father (12), with Hopkins giving a devastating performance as an elderly man suffering dementia. See it on Friday 18th March at 7.30pm. The cinema’s spring season should have been closing on Friday 1st April at 7.30pm with Daniel Craig’s final Bond outing in No Time to Die (12A) but on Saturday 2nd April at 7.30pm it will also be showing the rescheduled Gala event for The Youth Counselling Project, In the Heights (U), see page 70. Apart from the Gala tickets are £6 members, £7 non members, £4 18s and under from the Tourist Information Office in Church Street, from or on the door.


Seaford Little Theatre is staging Noel Coward’s Private Lives from Friday 4th March until Saturday 12th March at 7.45pm with matinée only on Saturday 5th March at 2.30pm, seats £9 and £8, from Ticketsource. Directed by Mike Truman, passion, laughter, romance, anger and love set the stage for a battle of the sexes as a divorced couple find themselves unwittingly thrown together in this classic 1930s’ comedy of manners.

Charity quiz

Air your general knowledge and help raise money for The Youth Counselling Project by forming a team of up to eight people to answer Peter Linsdell’s fiendish quiz questions on Tuesday 8th March, 7.30 for 8pm. Tickets £5 each on the evening.


Splashpoint Jazz returns to The View at Seaford Golf Club on Wednesday 8th March at 7pm with Neal Richardson, Miles Danso and Alex Eberhard plus guest vocalist Sarah Moule. Tickets via

Classical music

Go to Seaford Baptist Church on Sunday 20th March at 4pm for a Corelli Ensemble concert featuring horn player Dave Lee, Paul Lewis’ Seaford Snapshots, Butterworth and Hughes’ Sussex Folksongs, Ladies in Lavender by Nigel Hess and Grieg’s Holberg Suite. Tickets from and from the Tourist Information Office.


Andrew Rafferty is showing his photographs at the Crypt Gallery in Church Street from Tuesday 29th March until Tuesday 12 April, with an exhibition called Seahenge in the Flint Room and Passion in the Undercroft. Free admission.

Folk music

Seaford Sessions is hosting Trials of Cato at Seaford Little Theatre on Saturday 2nd April at 7.30pm. Dubbed the Sex Pistols of folk, they revitalise old bones to have you stomping your feet, also see page 53. Please email news of upcoming events to at least seven days before Seaford Scene’s issue deadline. Photos from top: Cruella and The Father.

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Seaford Rotary is 75 years Young

Towards the end of 1946 a group of Seaford businessmen met for lunch in a small upstairs room at Granny’s Tea Shop in Clinton Place, now Olliver’s Restaurant. Amongst them was Stanley Blomfield, a past member of Hove Rotary Club and two Rotarians from the Brighton Club, Alfred Gardner and Harry Symes. Their meeting was to discuss the possibility of forming a Rotary Club in Seaford. These informal lunches continued each week until numbers had increased to 24, when it was decided that things should be taken a step further. As a result, 75 years ago, on 7th February 1947 the inaugural meeting of Rotary Club of Seaford was held at the Dorothy Café in High Street. The first meeting of the Council of the Interim Rotary Club of Seaford followed four days later. Now 75 years on Seaford Rotary is still going strong with 38 members supported by over 100 Friends,

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Business Partners and volunteers; Santa’s sleigh in December and Boot, Craft and Produce Fairs on Martello Fields on the first Sunday of the summer months raising money for charitable causes; donating to charitable organisations and those who are less fortunate; carrying out community work such as supporting Seahaven Foodbank; helping young persons in the town with donations for school and club activities and equipment, and all the time supporting the fight to eradicate Polio. Long may Seaford Rotary continue to support Seaford.

Donation to Guide Dogs for the Blind Last March whilst the country was in lockdown due to the Covid pandemic, a talk was given remotely via Zoom to Seaford Rotary by Mick Etheridge and Pam Byrne from The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, known under its working title as Guide Dogs.

After the presentation, it was agreed that the club would make a donation to support this charity, and that this should be done in person once the lockdown was over, and it was possible to meet again face to face. Thus, on 12th January, both Mick Etheridge accompanied by his guide dog Onyx and Pam Byrne accompanied by her guide dog Poppy attended the lunchtime meeting when the donation was formerly handed to them. Their two guide dogs sat obediently whilst lunch was served. After lunch the donation cheque was presented by Vice President Ann Reed. Seaford Rotary welcomes new members and new Friends of Seaford Rotary. For more information contact us on Images from top: Vice President Ann Reed presenting the donation cheque to Mick Etheridge with Onyx and Pam Byrne with Poppy; Dorothy Café – location of the First Meeting of Rotary Club of Seaford.

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Seaford Photographic Society January’s meetings were all Zoom-only, starting with two set-subject competitions; People Portraits and Triptych. Our judge for the evening was Darren Pullman CPAGB EFIAP BPE3*. A triptych is made up of three images, either separate photos or one photo divided into three. Anna-Marie Armstrong took the winner’s trophy with her stunning The Three Faces of a Kite (photo below),

another fine example of nature photography, for which the club is getting something of a reputation. Janice Hewitt took 2nd place and Simon Rigby 3rd. In the People Portraits competition first place went to Thelma Long’s In Blue, (photo right), with Simon Watkins and Colin Mitchell taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. Next up was the Marrutt Trophy, the annual inter-club battle with our nearest neighbours, Seven Sisters Camera Club. Seaford was hosting the meeting as they were the current holders of the trophy. Around fifteen members joined us from Seven Sisters, with a similar number from Seaford, and the judging was carried out by Andy Smith LRPS, a regular visitor to both clubs. By the half time break Seven Sisters was very slightly ahead with 176 to Seaford’s 171, so it was going to be an exciting second half. The scores for the second part of the evening were Seven Sisters 178 and Seaford…178! So Seven Sisters maintained their 5-point lead for a 354 to 349 finish, the closest result for many years. It was a fun evening and Andy Smith commented afterwards, ‘I thoroughly enjoyed the


competition. As ever, a warm welcome from Seaford and many great images’. Well done to Seven Sisters for their win and we look forward to them hosting next year’s event. We usually have a print league competition but, because of the Covid limitations, it

has been impractical again this season, so we had a second PDI league starting in January. Round one was judged by Peter Fry ARPS DPAGB BPE4* on Zoom from his home in Barnstable. Peter had particular praise for those images where the photographer had obviously thought seriously about the composition and taken time to work out where to stand to take a photo with maximum impact. In the standard group Martin Brewer scored a 20/20 for his black and white custom car shot (photo top). Chris Dawson’s minimalist monochrome (photo above) and Colin Mitchell’s tawny owl, taking off (photo right) scored the only 20s in the advanced group. For the last meeting of the month we welcomed Andy Phillips to give his talk on ‘The Inner Landscape’. This excellent lecture was about creating beautiful still life images using just natural light and no expensive equipment. There was lots of detailed advice on everything from the practicalities of setting up to final post-processing. We also appreciated being shown some of Andy’s wonderful landscapes, with lots of advice on how to create an image with impact. You can see all you need to know about the club on our website, including the latest news, programme of events, successful images, competition results, and how you can join us. It is updated every week.

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The Growing Project at the Downs Leisure Centre

Exciting news! Plans to create a community garden and orchard at the Downs Leisure Centre have been approved by Lewes District Council. The Growing Project is a three-year strategy developed by the Friends of Sutton Downs and involving the local community in making space for nature.

Our health is inextricably linked to nature – diversity of wildlife is essential for the water we drink, air we breathe and food we eat. The UK’s natural biodiversity is in dramatic decline, with ecosystems that support us becoming increasingly fragile. Loss of nature is not only a disaster for animals and plants, but for humans too. We need to change this, and with urgent conservation action we can! Urban gardens and community greenspaces have a lot of potential to support nature and wildlife, and the Downs is no exception. As part of The Growing Project the council will seed wildflower areas to encourage

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biodiversity and mow paths for people to enjoy walks around the grounds. Earlier this winter, together with Trees for Seaford, we planted seven trees in the car park verges that, left uncut, will permit the flora and fauna to thrive undisturbed.

How we produce and consume food is a major climate issue. Industrial agriculture is a cause of habitat destruction and species decline, and sustaining global supply chains has a huge carbon footprint. The UK imports around £8 billion of fruit and vegetables each year whilst studies suggest allotments and community gardens can play an important role in meeting that demand at a local scale. The community garden and orchard at the Downs presents our community with an opportunity to grow and enjoy seasonal, organic fruit, vegetables and herbs, nurturing nature and ourselves in years to come. It’s said that ‘gardening adds years to your life and life to your years’, and as the pandemic exacts a toll on physical and mental health, and the cost-of-living crisis begins to bite, the potential health and economic gains of community food growing may have even greater value and importance for us. Improving the ecology of our town and its green spaces looks like a win-win - we need nature in our neighbourhood and nature needs these spaces. We are looking for people who can help bring this project to life. If you enjoy gardening, or want to share or learn how to get outdoors more, meet people, or simply get involved, please get in touch – we want to hear from you! Email: or visit: Can you turn this space into a productive garden for the community? Get in touch! Walk & Talk at the Downs – drop by and find out more about the Growing Project: 10am, 1st Tuesday each month.

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Nuthatch: the bird table buccaneer Back garden birdwatchers know there’s a pecking order on the peanut feeder. Coal Tits are elbowed out by Blue Tits who in turn are ousted by Great Tits. But when the Nuthatch shows up, everything scarpers. With its streamlined body, blue back, pink chest and black eye-stripe, the Nuthatch cuts a dynamic figure; a swashbuckling, bird table buccaneer. The weapon it wields is a stout, dagger-like beak, but it’s not designed for skewering birds. Nuthatches are nuts about nuts.

The Nuthatch’s name comes from ‘nut hacker’ in reference to the bird’s habit of jamming hazelnuts and acorns into tree crevices and then using its powerful bill to noisily smash them open. There’s an old Sussex name which fits this manic, intense bird perfectly: Nutjobber. I have never seen this nutty little bird sitting still. They’re so crazy about climbing that they’re the


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UNO22 THREE: An Uplifting New Display for Spring at Seaford’s New Gallery Gallery Uno, 14 High Street, Seaford BN25 1PG Open Daily: Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm, Weds 10am – 1pm, closed Sun. From Thursday 3rd March until Tuesday 29th March. Winter will soon be banished to memory at Gallery Uno when Seaford’s new art gallery presents their third exhibition of 2022. As we approach springtime UNO22: THREE will lift the heart and will be a treat to the eyes. There will be indeed some wonderful things on display that make thoughtful and original gifts or something to enhance your home, and if you are so tempted a purchase would not break the bank. As with every UNO and Sussex Arts Collective exhibition the guiding principle is to bring to the forefront the fantastic talent and diversity of artists, designers and craftspeople working in our highly inspirational county. No more so than our next artist under the spotlight, Ian O’Halloran, who will be exhibiting during UNO22: THREE.

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Ian describes himself as an Artist, Gardener and Musician; more or less in that order. He followed an unconventional route into the Arts; he didn’t grow up having a passion to draw and paint. On leaving school he went to Hastings’s College to study Building and Construction. From there he went on to train as a Civil Engineer for East Sussex County Council in the Highways Department. Eleven years on, he decided that the world didn’t need any more roads and bridges and realised that he needed to do something more creative with his life. Aged 29, he abandoned a perfectly good career and enrolled at Eastbourne College to study Art and Design. He had always been inspired by the English landscape and the work by artists who portray it especially Paul Nash and Eric Ravilious. He is particularly drawn to


landscape that he considers as ‘ancient’ those of myth and legend; ones that tells a story. As a result he often includes standing stones, dolmen, chalk hill figures and trackways in his work. Although his work is based on actual locations, he doesn’t try to depict a true representation. Instead he conveys a feeling of what it is like to be there by using colour to evoke an emotional response in the viewer. Having studied painting at Eastbourne College he had several successful one-man shows of his oil paintings in the early 2000s. Around 2008 Ian started exploring printmaking techniques, particularly multi-block lino print, and this now forms the main part of his artistic output. Each intricate design is painstakingly printed one colour at a time from several carved blocks. Subsequently each edition is strictly limited. In 2013 his print Dartmoor Oak was selected to be part of The Artist of the Year show sponsored by The Artists and Illustrators Magazine at the Mall Galleries, and in 2016 he was commissioned to create a print for the cover for Mary Ann Ochota’s book Hidden Histories: A Spotters Guide to the British Landscape. In 1994 Ian and his wife moved to their current property to embark on a life’s work transforming a 5-acre field into what he calls a garden smallholding for self-sufficiency and wildlife. www.morethanjustagarden. A keen guitarist since1974 he writes and records his own music which can be heard on Ian is on Facebook, Instagram and his website:

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Meeching Amateur Dramatics


For their next production, Meeching Amateur Dramatics (MAD) will be taking you back to the Regency Period, a colourful and turbulent time in our history. Set in the 18th century, ‘Haggard’ tells the story of Squire Amos Haggard, constantly hard up, lecherous, dishonest and drunk, conceived and brought to life by Eric Chappell of Rising Damp fame. Haggard is assisted by Grunge, his hapless but loyal servant; and his son Roderick, both of whom are always drawn into Haggard’s schemes. The three of them blunder their way through a series of misadventures including a wedding, a brush with pirates, a duel, and the plague! With its parallel to Blackadder, this comedy moves along at a fast pace. MAD will be staging this production at Meeching Hall, Fort Road, Newhaven on four consecutive days: Thursday 31st March, Friday 1st April, and Saturday 2nd April, all at 7.45pm and a matinée on Sunday 3rd April at 2.30pm. Tickets are £10 (concessions £8) and are available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street, Seaford, or Tel 01323 897 426, or online at www. or by scanning the QR code.


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Bishopstone Station was built in 1938 to accommodate a new housing estate which was shelved due to the onset of the Second World War. The building was then used for military purposes due to its proximity and gun emplacements were built. This is the only railway station building with gun turrets in the UK. In later years the building has deteriorated and a group of residents formed Friends of Bishopstone Station and adopted the station through the Sussex Community Rail partnership scheme. We are a passionate group and our main aim is to restore this unique Grade 2 listed building back to its Art Deco glory. We now have planning approval and listed building consent. Phase 1 is to raise funds

to renovate the rundown former general store, which was once the old parcels office, to create a community hub for local people to use. We want to turn this area into a much-needed space to be used by various community groups who are desperate for a venue. This will also include a drop-in centre for a variety of needs. The money raised will pay for a new kitchen area, plumbing, electrics and appliances, hot water facility, broadband and USB ports, new foyer doorway and access for disabled people and those with mobility issues plus a new multi purpose unisex toilet. Until these works are done we don’t have a useable community space. We have just published and started a Crowdfunding UK page under: Friends of Bishopstone Station Community Hub. We need help and support and donations to really make this work. Thank you. Barbara Mine, Chair of Friends of Bishopstone Station. Email:

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‘We’re busy doin’ nothin,’ sang Bing Crosby, definitely not an option in the March garden, because this is it, the start of spring. In fact there’s so much to do that you might like to make a list and our main feature this month will help, a ‘to do’ list supplied by Aideen and Denis Jones of the amazing Cupani Garden (well worth a visit, see page 33 and the Sussex Open Gardens NGS booklet).

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Our first social evening of the year in January was very well attended, despite the freezing weather, and with an excellent programme of speakers we hope to see this continue. All social evenings are at St Luke’s Church, Walmer Road, Seaford, starting at 7pm. See your annual programme for a full list of events and outings. TICKETED EVENTS – popular social evenings could attract more members than we safely have room for, and for this reason the following events are admission by ticket only, £4 each from Social Evening Secretary Jan Williams, 01323 873675. 29th March Tony Harris will give ‘A Costumed Talk about Winston Churchill.’ Very popular professional comedian, raconteur and actor specialising in historical talks. 26th April Michael Marriott, Head Rosarian at David Austin Roses. This leading authority on roses will present ‘Roses in the Garden. Rose lovers can’t miss this one! Don’t delay as tickets for these events are selling fast and you could be disappointed. PS If you would love to attend one of the above but have transport problems we might be able to arrange a lift. Contact Margaret Mansbridge 01323 491912.


March ‘To Do’ List

Prune roses to give a good shape for the summer. Cut dogwood, willows, continues down to the base to promote vigorous new growth. Tidy up alpines, cutting off dead foliage and top up with grit. Continue dead-heading winter bedding like pansies to promote new growth.

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growing here, courgettes, onions, garlic and tomatoes.’ As regular readers will know, elevenses is an important feature of life in our garden at the Crouch of a Wednesday mid-morning. It’s a time when tools are laid down for 20 minutes or so, aching muscles are rested and chilly hands encircle warming mugs of coffee or tea. There may even be a biscuit or too, or even a cake if a volunteer has a birthday. For some months now beverage-maker-in-chief Veronica has been using a smart set of gas burners to get the vast kettle boiled, but washing up had to be done in a too-small plastic bowl. Not any more: no sooner had someone wistfully said: ‘If only we had a sink’ than, hey presto! Brian and Val conjured one up, complete with drainer, and set it into a unit constructed from pallets. Ingeniously, the design also incorporates ‘umbrella stand’ slots to keep bamboo sticks upright and tidy. Plumbing consists of a hose, with a bucket under the sink, but at least the collected water won’t be wasted. Oh, it’s all mod cons here! Some of those looking forward to a warm-up in the polytunnel at the beginning of February were busy volunteers including Amy, whom Katie was showing how to divide and repot snowdrops, Neill was busy hoeing a raised vegetable bed and James tending strawberry plants, some under cloches and some in open soil. Elsewhere more strawberries are bordering young garlic – we also have elephant garlic – and broad beans are romping up under their protection of netting. A bed inside the polytunnel has been cleared ready to take tomato seedlings much later on. Katie again: ‘We’ll have all the ingredients for ratatouille

The garden obviously impressed Di Morton from Bishopstone. When her parents Mike and Beryl Trott were about to downsize from their garden in Woodingdean, they made a present of a mass of pots and plants from their former garden, including nerines which have now been potted up, chrysanthemums, salvias and other outdoor and indoor house plants. As a grateful daughter Di observed: ‘As one garden comes to an end so another flourishes.’ So, Veronica has got her sink and hopefully persuaded some volunteers to do the washing up, but there’s still another want, a bicycle rack. Beth is ready to look into the possibility of providing one outside the garden gates, that could be used by any visitors to the Crouch Gardens – to the football field, playground and of course the Community Garden. Thinking about it, our garden is a great example of selfsufficiency, re-cycling and ‘green’ growth, but don’t let us just blow our own trumpets – come in and see for yourselves. And don’t be afraid to sing out with ideas for making it even better. The Garden Team Photos from top: Neil hoeing; Lesley with her bike; the new sink; Katy and Amy splitting snowdrops; broad beans.


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in June and July but there is still plenty of interest in April. We will be serving afternoon teas and have created two new seating areas in amongst the flower beds. All our public openings this year are in aid of the National Garden Scheme (the NGS supports nursing and healthcare charities). We will also run plant sales throughout the spring and summer with proceeds supporting Stay Up Late. This year we will be able to offer a card reader for plant and other sales.

We are delighted that following the first and very successful opening of our Spring Garden last year, we are doing it again in 2022. There are lots new tulip bulbs planted around the garden and if the weather is good they will hopefully be blooming. We have just completed Phase 2 of our garden makeover, and hope returning visitors will like what we have done and new visitors will enjoy the experience. Some old favourites like Sweet Peas, Roses and Succulents remain, but do come and see what we have planted in the drought/gravel bed, and the new tropical bed – these will be at the peak of flowering

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After two years in the dark, Seaford Musical Theatre erupted in a blaze of razzle-dazzle with Lights, Action, Musicals filling the Barn Theatre with vitality and fizzing energy. And it was so good to have this group back with even more bounce and ingenuity than ever. The success of the show was largely due to the energy of its director Kate Long, who not only had her large cast not missing a theatrical trick as they sang and danced their way through numbers relating to a storyline that brings a group of women to New York and Hollywood with stardom in their eyes. The first act served out a dollop of cynicism, and then in the second demonstrated success by reprising filmed musicals in the glitzy world of MGM over 30 years from the 1940s to the 1970s, from Somewhere over the Rainbow to The Age of Aquarius via The Lambeth Walk. And oh yes, as Darrell Grey sang, it was loverly.

Thanks to teamwork between Long, musical director Russell Taylor, some brilliant choreography by Donna Bull and dance captain Luisa DeLuca – how she kept everyone on that small stage without anyone falling off I’ll never know – the continuous links between scenes and numbers were virtually seamless. I particularly enjoyed the first half because it told a story and featured some great songs, starting with the opening number, Just Arrived, sung with verve and hope by Wannabees and Dreamers Monique Loosemore, DeLuca, Tori Blackwell, Alicia Jolly, Andrea Mallord, Josie Puttock-West, Emily Blake and Beata Paffey. On the way they come up against disappointment, a Director played by the splendidly commanding and amusing

Christopher Peck, and the Writers with Graeme Tubb the standout for his rendition of I’ve Got Rhythm as he bangs out words on a tiny portable typewriter. The show was primarily a vehicle for women but they were complemented so well by the other men too, Rick Baxter, Dan Kerry, Dominic Avey, the expansive Panos Christophi and Steve Frost. The Wannabees are one thing but what about the Has Beens? Now I couldn’t possibly admit to identifying with them but for me they were top dollar, outrageously funny, poignant and in vibrant strong voice. There were great performances from Grey, Bull and Long, Carole Blaine, Sandra Dry, Stephanie Verrall, Anna Grimble and Alison Avann. There was a point with Gotta Get a Gimmick when I wondered if Seaford was ready for all this raunchy excitement, but that’s what theatre should be about… isn’t it? The set was minimal, with the few props moved around to effect, and much of the success must go to sound and light man James Nolan, with assistants Tanya Ryan, Owen Dique and Izzy Dry coordinating and highlighting the performers and music ably provided by Russell Taylor (keyboard), Alex Harrington (drums), Simon Underwood (guitar), Andy Harsant (bass) and Steve French (trumpet). But I’ll reserve my last plaudit for Long and Hilary Ryan’s spot-on costumes. Bravo Seaford Musical Theatre and so glad you are back. Encore! Andrea Hargreaves Photo by Lamiah Gow


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A dewpond is an oasis in the desert that is the South Downs, a haven for migrating birds and thirsty mammals, a rendezvous for courting frogs and dragonflies, and a home for those countless invertebrate creatures we call ‘pond life’. Yes, we all know there is plenty of rain on those hills, but the water simply drains away as soon as it falls because chalk is so porous. As a result there are no streams or rivers on the Downs. From Medieval times farmers have solved their herd’s hydration problems by digging dewponds, small round ponds, artificially lined to hold water. There used to be dozens of them on the hills around Seaford and now there is one, up on Seaford Head, beside South Barn. But it is no longer a haven for wildlife, in fact you would be hard pressed to describe it as a pond at all! It is overgrown, choked with an invasive non-native weed, the New Zealand Pygmy Weed, also known as the Australian Swamp Stonecrop. It doesn’t sound attractive and it isn’t! We need to eradiate it and restore the pond into the area of open water it once was, vital to our native wildlife. Funding from the South Downs Trust has allowed work to begin. By the time you read this the old fences will have been replaced, with the support of STC and SDNPA rangers and volunteers. That was the easy part. Now the hard work begins. The weeds need to be We can dispose of most items including green waste, hardcore, MJB CLEARANCES soil, white goods and furniture, and can often estimate the price of the disposal based on Household, Garden & Commercial Clearance & Waste Removala photograph of your waste. When you pay for what you tip – it’s cheaper than a skip!

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Seaford Sunshine Strummers I’m a sunshine strummer! Who would have thought that at my antiquated age I could achieve so much fun from learning to play a little toy-like wooden instrument, but hey, I have, along with many others in Seaford! Now most of you are probably wondering what on earth I am talking about, but if you happen to reside in a local care home, or if you have strolled along Seaford prom on a clement Friday afternoon, you may well have heard us. Six years ago the Seaford Sunshine Strummers Ukulele Group was just an aspirational vision in Trevor Jones’ imagination, but he was determined to make things happen and now we are a vibrant group of folk (admittedly mostly somewhat past their prime), who meet to sing together, accompanied by our trusty ukuleles, and under the patient direction of John Cave. The group has proved so popular that it has grown too large to take on new members, so notwithstanding the challenges of Covid a new thriving ‘Beginners Group’ has been formed under the tuition of Martin Murphy. Why do we do it? Well to be truthful, mainly for our own enjoyment, but if I mention that last year we raised £1,300 for our chosen charity, the First Responders, you will see that we also have a beneficial effect on the community (and that was with Covid preventing us from fulfilling most of our booked gigs!). We perform, free of charge, for local community groups or at charity events, and are often given donations, but this year the majority of the £1,300 came from the generosity of people hearing us on the prom on Friday afternoons, and dropping some coins (or even notes in some cases) in our collecting box. Sadly the weather has become too cold for those sessions now, but we will be back when it turns warmer in spring, between 2 and 4pm on Friday afternoons. We are often joined by other musicians – Mark with his clarinet and Dave with his accordion, to name but two regulars. We love it when people stop to listen, and are particularly fond of those wonderful people who dance to our tunes! The main reason for this article is that this year Trevor has had a plan to raise some money for the Little Theatre, while giving us a chance to put together a proper performance for the Seaford public. Our first

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I have been a therapist for twenty years, so I am no stranger to the pain and stress that emotional issues can cause. However, I have discovered a different form of therapy, called Tapping (or Emotional Freedom Technique) that has been a revelation. Tapping is based on acupuncture, but using vibration instead of needles.

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Shipwreck with a happy ending... There have been many shipwrecks in Seaford Bay over the years and 140 years ago, in1882, a 301 ft long ‘iron screw steamer’ called The Gannet which had been built on the Clyde by Barclay Curle & Co in 1878 was returning from Calcutta, destined for London. On Valentine’s Day morning it ran aground in thick fog near the Martello Tower in Seaford. Captain Hardinge and his crew were all brought ashore safely and taken to The Bay Hotel to recover from their ordeal. He was helped to dry the ship’s paper by a young lady who worked at the hotel. The ship had been very heavily laden with a large cargo of wheat, linseed, cotton, indigo, hides, tea and coffee and miraculously, most of the cargo was reported as having been salvaged. This was made possible thanks to the newly constructed sea wall from which

a form of doubletracked bridge out to the wreck was constructed, enabling wagons to go back and forth. The goods were then carted to the railway station for onward transmission or taken to be stored in the barn at Pigeon House Farm. It is interesting to note that a number of sources reported that there was no demand for tea and coffee from local grocers for a long time! The ship was still stuck on the beach when, two weeks later, a strong gale broke it in two. Apparently, for many years afterwards it was possible to see parts of the iron keel at low tide and her propeller shaft was recovered in 1913. There was a lovely postscript to this tale, many years later. Shortly after the opening of Seaford Museum, an exhibition on Shipwrecks was held. On the opening day of the exhibition, Pat Berry, chronicler of the museum for many years, was approached by descendants of the young lady of The Bay Hotel story who brought the story up to date . . . Captain Hardinge married her and took her back to the East with him – a happy-ever-after tale! The thrice-yearly Martello Magazine is out now and contains articles about Micklefield School and a possible medieval lighthouse on Seaford Head. The magazine is on sale at the Martello Tower and at Seaford Tourist Information Centre in Church Street.


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Wow – is Seaford Sessions excited?! You’ll be stomping your feet in Seaford Little Theatre on Saturday 2nd April at 7.30pm when the band, dubbed the Sex Pistols of Folk by mastering engineer John Davis, takes to the stage. The three-piece group The Trials of Cato is currently on a UK tour. The Trials of Cato won BBC Radio 2’s Best Album in 2019’s Folk Awards, with Mark Radcliffe saying of them: ‘One of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times,’ fRoots magazine said they were ‘A band name on everyone’s lips’ and the Guardian described them as ‘Swaggering’ with ‘Glossy results.’ They pay homage to folk tradition but then twist it into something else entirely to resonate with the modern world. Formed in Beirut, the band returned to the UK in 2016, performing up and down the country. Their debut album Hide and Hair received much media attention and repeated airplay on Radio 2 and 6 Music. Following a year of wall-to-wall touring across the UK, Europe and North America in 2019, their march was halted by Covid but they have emerged from their enforced chrysalis transformed, with mandolin, Irish bouzouki and banjo player plus singer Polly Bolton, formerly of The Magpies, completing the line up alongside Tomos Williams and Robin Jones. Their second album, Gog Magog, is scheduled for release later this year. Polly said: ‘I’ve always loved The Trials of Cato’s powerfolk vibe, so when they approached me about joining the band I knew that this was going to be the perfect outlet for that new sound. It felt like we already shared a creative vision, but when we played together for the first time we knew that we had something really special.’ So get those tickets booked fast, from the Tourist Information Office in Church Street or online from WeGotTickets, before they all sell out. Seaford Sessions is a non-profit community organisation, bringing live acoustic music to Seaford and dedicated to putting on unforgettable shows featuring the best in folk, roots and Americana music.

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We’re Proud Supporters of Seaford A big part of what we enjoy about living and working in Seaford is the sense of community in the town. And as a well established local business, we see it as a privilege and responsibility to support community groups, clubs and projects here. Over the years, we’ve supported Seaford Striders, Crouch Bowling Club, Blatchington Pond Preservation Society, Seaford Music Society and many others. Last month, along with other local businesses, we donated to providing two defibrillators for Premier United FC. The club has a wide range of children’s and youth teams, and holds training sessions at The Salts and plays matches at the Downs Leisure Centre. The defibrillators donation was possible due to Peter Lambert’s tireless fundraising. Peter rallied the local companies and worked with the Oliver King Foundation to bring the potentially lifesaving equipment to Seaford. The foundation is run by the parents of Oliver, who sadly passed away during a school swimming contest. Their goal is to ensure defibrillators are available at every school and sports club in the country. We’d also like to wish all the best to Seaford Town FC as its first team continues to do very well this season.

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The former NatWest Bank building in Clinton Place has now become a place for banking or withdrawing seeds rather than money. Now the home of Seaford Environmental Alliance (SEA) Hub, it represents many local organisations concerned with climate change, the need to recycle, cooking healthily, and a lot more besides. The Hub is kicking off the gardening year on Saturday 19 March with its first Garden Jumble Sale for both new and experienced gardeners, and especially for families who would like to make their gardens more productive by growing food.

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Cinema Gala for TYCP Seaford Community Cinema and The Youth Counselling Project (TYCP) have a new date for the postponed gala benefit evening. So get those tickets booked before they sell out for what promises to be a really fun-filled night at the Barn Theatre on Saturday 2nd April. The main event is a showing of the critically acclaimed musical In the Heights (U) at 7.30pm, but before that a Clubby’s burger, meat or vegan option, available from 6.30pm, is included in your ticket price. To put you in the Noo Yawk vibe the film will be preceded by a dance performance by up and coming local group Streetfunk. All profits are going to TYCP, the Seaford-schools-based charity which provides counselling for young people suffering mental health problems. In this academic year TYCP is paying for 80-plus students from Seaford Head and the town’s four primary schools to have blocks of 10 individual sessions of one-to-one therapy from appropriately trained counsellors which TYCP employs. In addition some group sessions are held if it is felt those pupils would benefit more from this approach. 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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How loneliness can lead to an increased risk of dementia in adults As social isolation has been increasing among older adults, a new study shows a notable link between loneliness and dementia risk. Researchers found a three-fold increase in risk of subsequent dementia among lonely adults under 80 years old who would otherwise be expected to have a relatively low risk based on age and genetic risk factors. Their study also found that loneliness was associated with poorer executive function (i.e. a group of cognitive processes including decision-making, planning, cognitive flexibility and control of attention) and changes in the brain that indicate vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). ‘These signs have become particularly acute in the past two years where Covid isolation has meant that it has literally been a health risk to meet together with friends and family. Acknowledging signs of loneliness in yourself and others, building and maintaining supportive relationships and providing much-needed support for the people in our lives who are feeling lonely are important for everyone. But they’re especially important as we age to increase the chances that we’ll delay or perhaps even prevent cognitive decline. The social environments we live in day-to-day are a vital part of leading a healthy, vibrant and thriving life. At Clifden House, we ourselves feel we are coming out of hibernation as we can reintroduce visits and events to the home, including the welcome return of the Tickled Pink theatre and musicals group, who have treated our residents to so many wonderful and heart-warming shows in the past. We use these

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Winter may be the time that sensible creatures hunker down and hibernate, but it’s a crucial time of year for Trees for Seaford, as we had lots of new trees, including disease resistant elms, chanticleer pears and frosted whitethorn to be planted during winter. After some delays from the tree suppliers before Christmas (due to the weather being too warm!) we finally got the last batch of trees delivered ready to plant in January. Back in November we felt very privileged to have tree expert Keith Sacre guiding our tree planting sessions. There are a lot of things to remember when planting trees so they will thrive. There are even more things to worry about when planting in grass verges and residential areas. It is important to ensure that residents are happy to have trees in their streets and are able to water and look after them. All ground must be surveyed in advance for any potential pipes/wires and other services. Although all volunteers, including residents on the streets we are planting, are welcome, we especially appreciate our trained volunteers when it comes to supervising the actual digging, which is done with orange-handled insulated spades, and the subsequent planting and staking. We ask residents to help follow up with ongoing monitoring and watering during dry weather. Keith is coming back in February to do another training session – this time about the correct pruning of trees. Many thanks to Keith, and also to Karen for writing up detailed notes about the training to share and taking photographs.


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THE PROBUS CLUB OF SEAFORD At our recent meeting we had a presentation from Peter Gwilliam, Chairman of Seaford Lifeguards. Peter explained that Seaford Lifeguards was founded in 1970, with the purpose of keeping Seaford beach safe for residents and visitors. They are an independent, voluntary organisation, but work closely with the RNLI at Newhaven and with the Coastguard Agency. Since Seaford Beach is classed as a ‘Rural’ beach, there is no responsibility on the local authority to provide a Lifeguard function, unlike at Brighton, which is classed as a ‘Resort’ and therefore the City Council provides and funds the Lifeguards. Peter explained that, although all those involved are unpaid volunteers, it still needs funding of around £10,000 per year for the operation to function, and to keep all of their equipment in fully serviceable condition. They do receive an ‘allowance’ from the local authority, and they pay no rent for their operational

headquarters above the Rugby Club at the Salts, nor for their base at Martello. They cover the whole of Seaford Bay, from Splash Point to west of the Sailing Club. Their Operational Lifeguards are qualified to international standards, and their duties include First Aid, and rescue. As an aside Peter mentioned that many of their volunteers are older teenagers, perhaps waiting to start at university, an apprenticeship, or work. The work they have done with the Lifeguards is often well regarded by potential employers as an indication of team working expertise, dedication and community spirit. It is encouraging to note how many lifeguards have gone on to successful careers in the Armed Forces, as Paramedics or in the Police and Fire Service. The Lifeguard’s operational season is from 1st May until 30th September each year, to align with the dates of the local bye-laws. They provide a service every Saturday and Sunday during the season, in addition to any Bank Holidays. They are normally in position by 9.30 am, and stay in post until 6pm, although if the beach is particularly busy, they may stay later. The Lifeguards are there to render assistance to people (and animals!), to watch over the beach for items of danger being washed ashore (including sofas!), and to offer advice to visitors. Peter commented how visitors from inland areas often have no concept of tides, and hence the numbers that get cut off at high tide. They encourage considerate use of the beach, for the benefit of those sunbathing, swimming, paddle boarding or fishing. They also inspect safety equipment, such as buoys and lifebelts, throughout the year. Peter stated that, after the volunteers, their most useful assets are the two ‘Arancia’ rescue boats. These are very fast and manoeuvrable, and can often reach areas inaccessible to the Lifeboat service. Finally, Peter commented that a couple of years ago, Seaford Lifeguards were one of the biggest and strongest units in the country. However, following lockdown and other restrictions they were now struggling with both volunteers and funding. However, they were determined to succeed and will definitely be back. Details of Seaford Lifeguards are available from For further details of our club please contact our Secretary Gavin on (01323) 893760.


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A New Greenhavens Network As the winter months come to an end and spring is here, Greenhavens Network has reformed and is ready to continue connecting communities with nature. Our committee has changed and we have two new coordinators: Jessie Rodriguez who will continue her fantastic Wilder Gardens Champions programme and training and Miriam Thundercliffe who will be administrator and point of contact for training and supporting local groups. Both local mums are committed and passionate about community and nature. Although the last two years have been tough, our love for nature has increased. The vital need to create wildlife corridors that both increase bio-diversity and give us better mental and physical wellbeing is essential for all. As the new Greenhavens Network moves forward, our

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focus is on building on existing groups and connecting community to new opportunities and training. Seaford and its surrounding areas have a strong sense of community, with many groups already working hard to protect our wildlife areas. As climate change accelerates, we can all offer wildlife a haven in our area/garden/ park – no area is too small to start a wildlife corridor. Greenhavens Network is a grass roots community group committed to supporting and running workshops and training to serve the community in any way it can. We have a huge database of existing local groups you can contact and become part of. Whether it’s a couple of hours a week or a bigger commitment there’s a group for you, so do check out groups on our webpage www. greenhavensnetwork. Volunteering in whatever way you can is a great way of making new friends, learning new skills and improving your mental health and well being. We would love to hear from you. What would you like to see from your green spaces? What training would you like to enable you to connect to nature more? How can we support you in your project? We want to work for the community, with the community, so please get in touch at: contact@greenhavensnetwork So from all of us at Greenhavens we warmly welcome you to our new group and hope to forge new connections and see you at one of our events this year. Here are some dates for your diary! 12th March: FREE First Aid Training for anyone involved with Wilder Gardens or within the Greenhavens Network. Essential free training for existing or new groups when working in a community setting. 10am – 4pm at 23rd March: Wilder Garden Champions Jessie Rodriguez will talk over the successes from last year and get some dates in the diary for future training of Wilder Garden Champions! For all nature lovers, last year’s training was fantastic, so come along and see how we can help you become a Wilder Garden champion. 7pm at Lewes Road Social Centre. Newhaven. 8th June: Annual General Meeting. The Depot, Lewes. Speaker to be arranged. 11th October: Martin Allison will be giving us a Funghi Walk! Times and Location to be arranged. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for new dates in your diary.

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Seaford u3a News Having said this before and been proved wrong, Seaford u3a is now back on its feet again. Of course last time Omicron came along and all the carefully laid plans went by the board, but we are now ‘learning to live with Covid’ as the politicians urge us to. Now when, at least at the time of writing, there are no new variants of Covid and the warmer weather might keep it at bay it is hoped that progress can be made. The monthly coffee morning got going in January with a good turnout of members previously starved of social contact. This month it will be on Wednesday 16th March from 10am to 12 noon at the Con Club, Crouch Lane, Seaford. There will be a small charge of £2 for coffee or tea and light refreshments. As usual this is open to members and non-members, the latter particularly welcome. Non-members can be introduced to meet some members if they wish.

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Book groups are meeting and a member from one which meets once a month has sent a review of December’s book. It was The Siege by Helen Dunmore. This is about Leningrad, September 1941. Hitler orders the German forces to surround the city at the start of the most dangerous, desperate winter in its history. For two pairs of lovers – Anna and Andrei, Anna’s novelist father and banned actress Marina – the siege becomes a battle for survival. They will soon discover what it is like to be so hungry you boil shoe leather to make soup, so cold you burn furniture and books. But this is


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SEAFORD AFTERNOON FLOWER CLUB At our meeting on Thursday 17th March we will be having an imposed workshop entitled An Easter Basket. Members will be provided with mechanics and flowers, and shown how to create an attractive arrangement in preparation for Easter. The competition will be A Foliage Arrangement – another challenge for our talented members. We did not meet as a club in January, but several members enjoyed a delicious lunch at the White Lion in Seaford. This was a good opportunity for us all to meet and chat in an informal setting. Three of our members demonstrated flower arranging techniques to the Seaford Hard of Hearing Club at their February AGM and the arrangements are shown in the photographs below. We were grateful for their donation to our charity of the year, which is the Seaford Foodbank.

Looking ahead, on 21st April Colin Whiteman will be talking to us about Seaford Head Flora and Fauna. Colin is an accomplished expert in his field and we are sure his talk will be fascinating to hear. Reflecting the theme of the afternoon, the competition will be ‘A Seascape’. We meet at the Baptist Church Hall in Belgrave Road, Seaford, BN25 2EE on the third Thursday of each month (except January) at 1.30pm. Our fees for the year are £30 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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Neighbourhood Watch Roundup Joy of joys, spring is springing up all over and with it, we are out and about, which is a truly wonderful thing having endured as much as we all have through the pandemic. It is a time for rejoicing and rejuvenation! Early in the pandemic, we made an executive decision at NHW HQ, to get behind our lovely community and do what we could, however we could, to make life as simple and as safe as possible. We set up our website as an information portal and coordinated our efforts with the Lewes & Eastbourne Council Community Hub. And like you, we hunkered down and got on with it. This meant we didn’t run our membership and subs quite the way we used to either and now that the worst of it is behind us, we are ready to rejuvenate too! NHW has changed a lot since our Association was registered back in 1986. Back then, there was no national presence and no guiding body. These days NHW is quite an impressive organisation throughout the UK and ultimately accountable to the Home Office for what we do and how we do it. Our Association runs a little differently to most and is recognised by National NHW as both innovative and trend-setting in the way we do things. Our belief is that Great Neighbours make safer communities, and so our focus is always on neighbourliness as a priority – as a result, our town enjoys a very low crime rate compared to most others in the country. Knowing our town like we do, makes us both relevant and effective, and we are most effective where we are most visible.

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It is a proven fact that where NHW is visible, crime reduces by between 16–26 per cent But what does ‘visible’ mean? It certainly doesn’t mean neighbours in high-viz patrolling their patch! Just by having a NHW roundel on your front door, or even one on your car windscreen, you are sending a clear and visible message that NHW is active in our town and that we look out for one another. That puts opportunistic crime on a back foot straight away. Having a street sign on your road is another visible deterrent to crime and our town, for the most part, is very well signboarded. Another visible deterrent is a No Cold Calling decal at your front door. Our association was fundamental in rolling out No Cold Calling in Sussex and working closely with Sussex Police and trading Standards, we were the very first No Cold Calling town in the county. No Cold Calling is enforceable and with a decal on your door, you are well within rights to report callers to the Police if you feel threatened or the caller is persistent. We have a simple-to-navigate website which is constantly updated, and our RoundUp email newsletter shares out relevant and helpful safety information to our subscribers regularly. We have two major open meetings a year, in May for our AGM, and again in September. These open meetings are run in Expo format with displays and information tables showcasing various community safety and support organisations, a speaker, refreshments and the good biscuits. All of this costs money, but as a well-managed Association we keep everything running within our means. This has meant that our Association Subs have not changed in more than five years and remain at £3 per household per year and discounted to £2 per household per year for senior citizens. There is also no obligation to join the Association. We consider everyone a beneficiary of the work we do, and membership to NHW is free. Those subs do keep us going, so if you can afford to join the Association, we encourage you to do so. Joining us is as easy as pie, and you can choose how you want to join and at what level. To join our mailing list, go to and Get Connected on the home page. To join the Association, go to www. and choose the subscription that suits you, follow the screen prompts, and it is as simple as that.

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To join the scheme without subscribing to the mailing list or joining the Association, go to uk/join then enter your postcode and join the Seaford Scheme.You can order your NHW door decals and whatnot in our online shop at – everything is free, we just ask for something towards post and packaging.


Come along for an information-filled, socially fun, Great Neighbours event where you can meet the people who keep us safe, get tons of info on great safety and security products and services, and meet some of the unsung heroes that serve our town. Invites will be sent out by email, so please subscribe to the mailing list if you haven’t already done so. To exhibit, please email our Chairman, Mark Brown Enjoy the warmer weather and remember safety first – stay scam savvy and street smart. Visit https://www. for the best Police advice for your personal safety and happiness. Warmest regards from, Mark, Graham, Nicky & Philippa




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On the Verge

Marching into Spring

As I write, a few of us have been out and about looking for evidence of emerging wild flowers. The mild weather has encouraged the foliage to appear very early, and by the time you read this, many more should be in full bloom! Many thanks to our new Renaturing Champions. These volunteers have been out checking their local green spaces and blossoming nature corridors. My highlight was the discovery of Blatchington Trees – a lovely spot of woodland alive with blackbirds, squirrels, great tits, blue tits and a wren near Seaford Primary School. In the undergrowth insects were buzzing round the Winter Heliotrope. The woodland floor was a carpet of green. We are currently investigating how we can work with residents in this lovely ancient lane to fully appreciate

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Lewes District Citizens Advice News reports that bills could be going up soon are making me anxious. How can I get my household budget on track? This is a common concern right now. The good news is, there are lots of things you can do to be more in control of your money. Firstly, establish your income and expenditure. Then set yourself a realistic budget – the budgeting tool on the Citizens Advice website can help you. If any of your bills do go up, you can go back to our budgeting tool anytime to create a new plan. You can find tips on how to reduce regular living costs on our website, which may be helpful. You should also make sure you’re getting all the income you’re entitled to. Use the income checker on the


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2022 Martello Half Marathon The Martello Half Marathon finally emerges from Lockdown, reinvigorated for 2022! As you will all know, many events have been cancelled or postponed over the last two years, including the Martello Half Marathon organised by Seaford’s Martello Rotary Club. Although restrictions meant we couldn’t hold proper events, we did keep the pot boiling with a number of virtual runs, but of course these are nothing like the real thing. We had hoped to hold the race on Sunday 18th July last year, but this turned out not to be possible due to clashes with other events held on the same day. So, on Sunday 27th March, nearly two years after the last event, the second Martello Half Marathon will take place, starting and finishing on the seafront near the Rugby Club at the Salts Recreation Ground, and offering a beautiful but tough run following footpaths and tracks

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A sure sign that summer is on its way is when Seaford Town Council prepares to bring a splash of colour to Seaford seafront with the return of its West View Beach Huts, available for weekly hire from April and situated just a stone’s throw from the idyllic Seaford beach! Bookings are now open for members of the public to hire Seaford’s West View Beach Huts and have their own beach haven for a week! Situated right next door to Frankie’s Café kiosk and with access to toilets close by, these vibrant huts will be ready from the end of April and available all summer, until the end of September. The huts will be available for weekly hire from a Friday, costing £135 during the quieter months of April, May, June and September. During the peak times of July and August, prices will be £165 for the week. A Seaford Town Council representative said, ‘This is something really positive for people to look forward to, especially after a tough couple of years for some. The huts have become a popular, colourful feature on our seafront and will give people something fun to enjoy and look forward to during the warmer months.’ You can book the West View Beach Huts by contacting the Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street, Seaford, BN25 1HG, 01323 897426. Card and cash payments are accepted. Further details can be found here:


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Homeland Elegies is a novel which could be (and partly is) an autobiographical series of essays. Mr Akhtar is a cardiologist, non-practising Muslim, and supporter of Donald Trump. He and his wife were Pakistani migrants, professional educated people, who moved to the USA, enticed by the American Dream. Life is good and Ayad enjoys a privileged middle-class US childhood. Then 9/11 happens and Ayad notices how attitudes towards his family change. The very first chapter explores the rise of Donald Trump. If you have ever wondered what people see in Trump, how they are seduced by his message and how he came to power in spite of being dismissed as a showman, then Akhtar examines this using his relationship with his father as a way to explore this momentous change in the nation. Akhtar goes on to explore themes of American life, 9/11, Partition, Muslim identity, family dynamics and Salman Rushdie. It’s not a light read, but it is intelligently written, and the essay style of writing means that it can be read in bite-sized sections. At its heart, Homeland Elegies is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home. It seamlessly blends fact and fiction to tell a story of belonging and dispossession in a post-9/11 world. Tash Donovan


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Friday 4th Seahaven Hard of Hearing Club

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Tues 1st – Sat 12th March Mamma Mia! Congress Theatre, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne

7.30pm (daily), 2.30pm (Thurs & Sat) Feel-good musical based on the songs of ABBA. Tel: 01323 412000.

Tuesday 1st March Walk & Talk at the Downs The Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road

10am Drop in and find out more about the Growing Project, a community garden and orchard being planned at the Downs. Email: friendsofsuttondowns@gmail. com friends-of-sutton-downs/

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12.15pm for 1pm start Monthly meeting for lunch and guest speaker. For further information, please contact club secretary, Brian Carter. Tel: 01323 898628

Tuesday 1st March Seaford Natural History Society Meeting via Zoom

2.15pm Local research highlights at our AGM. You can join the society by emailing richardmongar@ www.

Thurs 3rd – Tues 29th Uno22: Three

Gallery Uno, 14 High Street

10am - 4pm (Mon - Sat except Weds), 10am - 1pm (Weds), closed Sun An uplifting new display for

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2pm Talk by Ian Gledhill on Gilbert and Sullivan. Visitors welcome. Transport available if required. Tel: Pauline 01323 895216. Email: white-c7@sky. com

World Day of Prayer

St Andrews Church, Bishopstone Rd, Bishopstone

2pm Everyone is welcome at this ecumenical community celebration. Service written by the Christian women of Britain, and followed by refreshments in Bishopstone Village Hall.


Seaford Baptist Church Church, Belgrave Road

2.30pm A group for bereaved people, and anyone who finds themselves alone and would enjoy some social interaction. Includes a programme of speakers, entertainment and other activities. Refreshments included. For further information please contact John and Jill Hughes, tel: 01323 898678.

Seaford Community Cinema

Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, Seaford

7.30pm Cruella (12). Tickets online or from Seaford Tourist Information Centre.

Fri 4th - Sat 12th Private Lives

Seaford Little Theatre, Steyne Rd

Eves 7.45pm, Matinée Sat 5th March only 2.30pm Tickets £9 tiered/£8 level. Available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street, or online from www.

Saturday 5th Seaford Head Dewpond Restoration Drop-in

Beside South Barn, Seaford Head

10am - 1pm Find out about the dewpond restoration project, to be undertaken by a new Dewpond Friends Group. There will also be an evening meeting later in March, time and venue TBC. Email Paul Baker: prbaker2ep@btinternet. com

Sunday 6th Seaford Music Society Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road

3pm A Tribute to Kenneth V. Jones (1924-2020). An exploration of the music and influences of the renowned film composer who lived in Seaford until his death. Tickets £15 (non-members)/free for under 26-year-olds. Available on the door; in person from Newberry Tully Estate Agents, 53 Church Street (cash only); or cheque by post from Seaford Music Society (see website).

Mon 7th – Sat 12th An Hour and a Half Late

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne

7.45pm (daily), 2.30pm (Weds & Sat) Tel: 01323 412000.

Tuesday 8th The Probus Club of Seaford

Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road 12 noon for 12.45pm Members meet for a chat, a two-course meal and a speaker. For further details, please contact the Secretary, Gavin. Tel: 01323 893760

Charity Quiz

The Old Plough, Church Street, Seaford 7.30pm for 8pm Raising money for the Youth Counselling Project. Teams of up to eight. Tickets £5 each on the evening.

GuestHouse Storytellers

Hillcrest Community Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven

7.30pm ‘Frolicsome Tales’. An open floor evening, featuring stories with a spring in their step. We also invite stories of goddesses and strong women to celebrate International Women’s Day. Tickets £5 on the door. To book a 10-minute storytelling slot, email Wendy: wendyatkinson.; www.

Wednesday 9th Seaford Stamp & Postcard Club

Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane

7pm for 7.30pm AGM and competitions. All stamp and postcard collectors welcome. Tel 01323 492433 .

Splash Point Jazz

The View, Seaford Head Golf Club, BN25 4JS 7pm The Neal Richardson Trio with Sarah Moule (vocals). Tickets £15, on the door or at splashpointjazz. Facebook @splashpointjazz The View tel: 01323 890139.

Saturday 12th Greenhavens Network First Aid Training

Lewes Road Social Centre, Newhaven

10am - 4pm Free first aid training for anyone involved with Wilder Gardens or within the Greenhavens Network.

Sunday 13th Seaford Community Cinema

Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, Seaford

2.30pm Jungle Cruise (12). Tickets online or from Seaford Tourist Information Centre.

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Alfriston & Cuckmere Valley Twinning Assoc.

Old Chapel Centre, The Tye, Alfriston

4pm AGM, followed by cup of tea and a chat. Tel: Wendy 01323 895657.

Tuesday 15th Seaford Natural History Society

St Luke’s Church Hall, Walmer Rd

2.15pm Terry Hallahan talks about bird ringing in the Seaford area. Meetings open to all (non-members £3). Masks must be worn. Join the society by emailing richardmongar@ www.

Wednesday 16th Seaford u3a Coffee Morning

Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane

10am - 12 noon £2 for coffee and nibbles. Open to members and nonmembers. No need to book.

National Trust Seaford Association

Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane

2.30pm Talk by Dave Winsor on Air Ambulance Kent, Surrey and Sussex. New members (including non-NT members) are most welcome.

Thursday 17th Seaford Afternoon Flower Club

Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road

1.30pm - 3.30pm Imposed workshop ‘An Easter Basket’. Competition ‘A Foliage Arrangement’. Membership £30 per year, visitors £5 on the door. Tel: Mary 01323 893899 or Sue 01323 894848.

Seaford Community Cinema

Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, Seaford

7pm NT Live: Leopoldstadt (12A). Tickets online or from Seaford Tourist Information Centre. wwwseafordcinema. org


Friday 18th Hearing Aid Maintenance, Batteries and Hearing Loss Advice St James’ Trust, 11 Blatchington Road BN25 2AB

10am - 12 noon Come and meet your local friendly team from East Sussex Hearing. Bring your brown NHS record book. 01323 722505

Seaford Community Cinema

Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, Seaford

7.30pm The Father (12). Tickets online or from Seaford Tourist Information Centre.

Saturday 19th Lunchtime Concert

St Leonard’s Church, Church St

1pm Antonio Oyarzabal, piano. Free entry with a retiring collection.

Sunday 20th Antique & Collectors Fair

East Dean & Friston Village Hall, Village Green Lane, East Dean 9.30am - 2pm Over 20 diverse stalls. Light refreshments available. Admission £1.

Corelli Ensemble

Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road

4pm With Dave Lee, horn. Featuring ‘Seaford Snapshots’ by Paul Lewis, plus Grieg, Butterworth and Hess. Tickets £15 adult/£5 child, from or Seaford Tourist Information Centre. Seats limited for social distancing. Audience members will be asked to wear a mask.

Wednesday 23rd Greenhavens Network Wilder Gardens Champions

Lewes Road Social Centre, Newhaven

7pm Jessie Rodriguez on her Wilder Gardens Champions programme and training.

Thurs 24th & Fri 25th The Diablos Seaford Little Theatre, Steyne Rd

Doors 7pm, show starts 7.30pm The UK’s foremost country rock band. Tickets £10 from 07984 280067 or email: info@

Thurs 24th – Sun 27th Billionaire Boy

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne

Various times West End production of David Walliams’ book. Tel: 01323 412000.

Tuesday 29th Seaford Horticultural Society

St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd

7pm ‘A Costumed Talk about Winston Churchill’, ticketed members social evening with Tony Harris. Tickets £4, available from Social Evening Secretary Jan Williams. Tel: 01323 873675

Tues 29th March – Sun 3rd April Lord of the Dance Congress Theatre, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne

Saturday 26th Open Church Café

8pm (Tues-Sat), 2.30pm (Sat), 7.30pm (Sun) Tel: 01323 412000.

10am - 12.30pm Free refreshments, craft for kids. All welcome.

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Sunday 27th Martello Half Marathon

Seafront, near the Rugby Club at Salts Recreation Ground (start/finish)

9.30am start Beautiful but tough run following tracks up onto the Downs. Organised by Martello Rotary. Raising funds for the British Heart Foundation and local Rotary charities. uk/races/MartelloHalf

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11am - 4pm (daily), 12 noon - 4pm (Sun) Two photography exhibitions, ‘Seahenge’ in the Flint Room, and ‘Passion’ in the Undercroft. Free.

Thurs 31st March – Sun 3rd April Meeching Amateur Dramatics: Haggard Meeching Hall, Fort Road, Newhaven

7.45pm (Thurs-Sat), 2.30pm (Sun) Regency period comedy by Eric Chappell (Rising Damp). Tickets £10/£8 concessions. Available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street; tel: 01323 897426; or online: www. meechingamateurdramatics.

What’s On Weekly? Arts and Crafts Drawing Workshops

Paradise Park, Avis Rd, Newhaven BN9 0DH

Last Monday of the month 10am - 12 noon £15 per session. Contact Lesley Harvey: 07722 236741.

East Sussex Moviemakers

St Luke’s Church, Rattle Road, Stone Cross

1st and 3rd Weds of the month, 7pm - 9pm A friendly club with members prepared to assist those new to film making. Anyone with an interest in watching quality amateur films or helping with the tasks involved in film making is welcome to join. For details, tel Val MacManus: 07590 904778. www.

Knit and Craft

Chyngton Methodist Church, Millberg Rd, Seaford

Thursdays 2pm - 4pm For more details please phone Viola on 01323 890271.

Linocut Printmaking

Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven

Fridays 2pm - 4pm (from 8th October) All equipment provided. Beginners welcome. £10 per session. To book a place, tel: Sally Jennings 07876 666784. Email:

Meridian Lacemaking Group Anzac Room, Meridian Centre, Peacehaven

3rd Saturday of the month Friendly group of ladies who meet to make lace in various guises, including bobbin lace, needle lace and crochet. Beginners welcome. Tel: 01323 730552.

Seaford Afternoon Flower Club

Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road

3rd Thursday of the month (except Jan)1.30pm - 3.30pm Membership £30 per year, visitors £5. Tel: Mary 01323 893899 or Sue 01323 894848.

Seaford Evening Flower Club

The Flint Barn, Downs 60+ Club), Sutton Corner, Seaford

First Thursday of the month (except June) 7pm New members very welcome. Tel: 01323 896567.

Seaford Photographic Society

Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane, Seaford BN25 1PU

Fridays 7pm for 7.45pm Friendly club for all age groups and abilities. Chat about photography, lectures, talks and competitions. Visit and get in touch via the ‘contact’ button.

Children Streetfunk

Common Room, 2 Old Tree Parade

Wednesdays 4pm-5pm (Beginners, 6-8 yrs), 5pm -6pm (Intermediate, 9-13 yrs) Streetdance and Hip Hop dance classes. Email: info@

Clubs/ Organisations Bereaved by Suicide Support: East Sussex

Assistance for those bereaved by suicide. Support is faceto-face, via the telephone or Zoom. Also support groups meeting others who have been through similar experiences. Contact 07542 305419 or email Kellie.leyton@

Blue Van Veterans’ Breakfast Club

Seaford Town Football Club, The Crouch, Bramber Ln BN25 1TL Second Sunday of the month 9am - 11am Cooked breakfast, tea, coffee and soft drinks. £6 per head. WWII veterans free. Tel: 07754 147778 or 01323 890211. email:

Greenhavens Network

For more information email: or Facebook: Greenhavens Network.

Just Friends

Elim Church, Newhaven

1st & 3rd Monday of the month 10am - 12 noon, 2nd Mon walking group, 4th Mon lunch group Weekly and monthly social meetings including coffee mornings, walking groups, steam train excursions, heritage sites, tea parties, wine tasting and lunches. Tel: 01323 725882

Lip Reading Classes

Sutton Corner Barn (previously 60+ Club), Sutton Road, Seaford

Tuesdays 10am Sign languauge is also included in the lessons. £5 per week. Phone Jayne on 01323 655957 or email enya1.marsh@gmail. com

Martello Rotary Seaford

For more information email: or visit

National Trust Seaford Association (NTSA)

Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane

Third Wednesday of the month 2.30pm Talks from Oct to March (no meeting in December). Outings from spring to autumn, plus other social and fundraising events. New members (including non-NT members) welcome. For further information, tel: 07989 077079, email:

Newhaven, Peacehaven & Seaford Lions Club

For more information visit or email: Tel: 0345 8335981. Facebook: @NPSLions

Seaford Bridge Club

St Thomas More Church Hall, 54 Sutton Road Mon: 1.15 for 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Downs 60+ Club, Sutton Corner

Weds: 6.15 for 6.30pm - 9.30pm Online Tues: 1.30 for 2pm - 4pm Fri: 6.30 for 7pm - 9pm If you would like to find out more, or arrange a visit, please contact John Gillespie, Club Secretary, tel: 01323 893626, email: gillespiejohn6@gmail. com, or Pam Pelling, Chair, tel: 07834 833561, email:

Seaford Museum and Heritage Society The Esplanade, Seaford

Sat and Sun 11am - 4pm, Weds 2 - 4pm We welcome visitors to our Tardis-like Museum displaying history from the Stone Age to the present day. Tel: 01323 898222. Facebook: Seaford Museum.

Seaford Rotary

New members welcome. For more information contact via: contact.php

Seaford u3a

For more information about Seaford u3a visit: www. For membership email: including your postal address for a welcome pack.

Seaford u3a Coffee Morning

Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane. BN25 1PU

Third Wednesday of the month 10am - 12pm Open to members and non-members. Coffee and nibbles £2. Just come along. Email: For membership visit: www.

Seahaven Afternoon Trefoil Guild

St Thomas More Church Hall, Sutton Park Road First Tuesday of the month, 1.45 - 3.45pm Part of Girlguiding UK. New members welcome. Tel: 01323 894454.

Seahaven Hard of Hearing Club St James’ Trust, 11 Blatchington Road BN25 2AB First Friday of the month, 2 - 4pm Guest speakers and other activities, tea, biscuits, raffle. New members always welcome.Tel: 01323 895216 or email:

Trees for Seaford

For more information visit: www.treesforseaford. treesforseaford or email:

Community Cross Way Church

Clinton Place, Seaford BN25 1NP

Sundays, 10.30am Everyone welcome to join in worship on Sundays. Tel: 01323 894687 Email: cross

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Friends of Tide Mills

Tide Mills near Seaford and Bishopstone Third Sunday of the month 9am - 11am Meet at beach end of old village road. Help us care for this special place. Email:

Seaford Allotments Sutton Drove, Seaford

For more information, contact The waiting list for allotments is closed at present.

Seaford Baptist Church Belgrave Rd BN25 2EE

Sundays 10.30am Please join us for our service, also available on YouTube. Tel 01323 896009 for updates on children’s Sunday morning activities.

Seaford Beach Clean

Martello Tower and The Buckle end of beach First Sunday of the month Gloves, bags and litter pickers provided, BYO bucket. Accompanied children and dogs welcome. Email:

Seaford Community Garden

Crouch Gardens next to the Peace Garden

Weds 9.30am - 12.30pm Sat 10am - 12 noon (July to Sept only) Garden open, plants and produce for sale. All welcome.

Seaford Community Tea Room

Seaford Old Town Hall, Church Street Mon - Fri 10am - 1pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm New customers welcome to enjoy tea, coffee and cake. We are now open until 1pm on Saturday.

Seaford Environmental Alliance

Climate Hub, 4 Clinton Place

Climate Hub: 9am - 12 noon (Thurs, Fri), 10am - 1pm (Sat) Repair Café: Fourth Friday of the month SEA is working to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. The SEA Community Fridge operates


from the Hub to pass on surplus food and reduce food waste. Email: the-sea-climate-hub

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. Details at or email us at: nwrmemberseaford@

Seaford Town Market Church Street

Second & fourth Saturday of the month 10am - 3pm Local foods, producers, makers, crafts, artisan and much more. Email: mirandamarket73@

St Leonard’s & St Luke’s St Leonard’s, Church St; St Luke’s, Walmer Rd

For details of all our services and events, please visit our website.


St Michael’s Church Hall, Church Hill, Newhaven (disabled access Second Avenue)

Third Wednesday of the month, 2pm - 4pm A group set up by two former long-term carers, for those living alone and who feel socially isolated, for carers and their partners etc. Pop in for a chat and a cuppa. Arts and crafts, table-top games, speakers, outings etc. For further details, tel Gloria: 07926 967359.


Concentus Choir

Willingdon Community School, Broad Road, Eastbourne BN20 9QX Mondays 7.15pm No need to read music to join this friendly choir – regularly sings in Seaford. Tel: 07920 430162 or 07789 343514.

Lifesong Creative Arts Club

in annual Downs 60+ Club membership. Tel: 01323 896422 Facebook: Sutton Barn Choir

Various days/times Childrens music workshops, dance, drumming, art and song workshops for all ages. For more details visit: www.

Sport/Dance/ Health

Seaford Little Theatre, Steyne Road

Seaford Choral Society Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road

Mondays 7.15pm For more details visit: www.

Seaford Musicians

Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road Fridays 10am - 12 noon Orchestra open to all instruments and all abilities, with enjoyment the keynote. £12. For further details, email: pat@ or tel: 01323 897360.

Beautiful Yoga with Kelly Burns

Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Weds 6.30 - 9.30pm

St James’ Trust Community Centre, 11 Blatchington Road Fridays 9.30 - 10.30am Full library of recorded classes also available to do in your own home. A blend of flowing and still postures to build strength and flexibility of the body and mind. All abilities welcome. Tel: 07828 829965. Email: contactkellyburns@gmail. com. beautifulyogawithkellyburns

Seaford Silver Band

Cycle Seahaven

Wednesdays 8pm - 10pm New members welcome, all levels of music.

Rides for MTB and road riders of all levels of fitness and experience. For more information visit

Seaford Head School, Steyne Rd

Seaford Sings

Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road Thurs 7.30pm - 9pm Come and sing a huge range of music, no audition necessary. Have fun and raise money for Cancer Research UK. For information, contact Martin: Tel: 07925 548217 Email:

Singing for Fun

Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road

Weds 11am - 12 noon Thurs 7pm - 8pm For adults of all ages and abilities. No need to read music. £6 on the door. Tel: 01323 365495 or 07799 818590. Email: sallyann@

Sutton Barn Choir

Old Flint Barn, Sutton Corner Wednesdays 10.30am - 11.30am Singers over 40 years age welcome. Pop music 1920s to present day. No need to read music. Membership included

Various locations

Exercise Classes

Mercread Youth Centre, Mercread Rd, Seaford

Tues & Thurs 10am High energy dance-style class with music from Bollywood to ballroom. Tel: 07786 425758.


Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road

Mon 6.30pm - 7.45pm Weds 10am - 11.30am, 7.30pm - 8.45pm

Bishopstone Village Hall

Thurs 7pm - 8pm Gentle hatha yoga. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Tel: 07515 961327 Email: Theresesaunders7@ Facebook/Freeflowyoga

Gold Exercise Classes

Mercread Youth Centre, Mercread Rd Tues & Thurs 2pm

Evangelical Church Hall, Mayfield Ave, Peacehaven

Pilates & Yoga with Karen Hall

Guided Meditations for Wellbeing

In-person classes & tuition. Mon am & Tues pm Personal Pilates & Yoga tuition at Seaford Osteopathic Clinic Mon 7.15 - 8.30pm Yoga Inspired at Cross Way Church Weds 9.30am Pilates for Every Body 11am Chair-based exercise Thursdays 6.15 - 7.15pm Pilates for Every Body Tel: 07944 785520. Email:

Weds 2pm Fun, friendly, less energetic dance-style class for all ages, music from ’60s and ’70s. Tel: 07786 425758.


Mon 10.30am - 12noon Tues 7.30pm - 9pm Relaxing and restoring your body and mind. Also available: 1 to 1 meditation, Reiki, Indian head massage. Tel Ann: 07989 294445.

In Balance Yoga Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd Weds 5.45 - 7pm

Online Thurs 10 - 11.15am

Mercread Centre, Mercread Road Fri 11am - 12.15pm All abilities/ages welcome. Hatha yoga classes connecting the breath with movement for a mindful practice. Private 1 to 1 yoga and massage. Tel: 07444 549859. Email:

Newhaven Gig Rowing Club Newhaven Marina, Yacht Harbour BN9 9BY

NGRC is a charity rowing club inclusive to all from the ages of 11 to 75+. If you are interested in learning to row please visit for more info. NGRC ask that a health questionnaire is filled in and sent back in advance for safety reasons. Your maiden voyage session is approx. 90 mins. All this for only £5. Each row after this is then only £3. For more information email:

Nordic Walking Taster Sessions 1 to 1 Seaford

30-45 minutes. Try out the technique to improve fitness, posture, and stamina. Poles provided. Tel: 01323 891492. Email: kathrynmcdonald2@



Join our fun, affordable, sweaty classes today. Facebook: Pumped Bootcamps, Instagram: pumpedbootcamp

Qigong 1 to 1 Sessions Seaford

30-60 minutes. Improve breathing, strength, stamina, flexibility and be mindful in the moment. Free – have fun! Tel: 01323 891492. Email: kathryn

Seaford Bowling Club Chichester Road BN25 2DT

New members welcome to our friendly and inclusive club. We are open all year with bowling from April to September and short mat and social activities in the winter. Tel 01323 899845. Email: www.

Seaford Tennis Club

Belgrave Rd BN25 2HE Play from 8am - 10pm New member offer, 3 months for only £50! Get fit and play tennis at Seaford Tennis Club. We welcome players of any ability and age. Sign up at

Seaford Traditional Folk Dance Group

St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road

Wednesdays 10.15am - 12.15pm Gentle exercise for body, mind and chuckle muscles. Visitors/ new members welcome. £4 per week. Contact Nid Barnes: 01323 897315.

Seahaven Yoga

The Chapel Rooms, St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Rd BN25 2HE Tuesdays 10.30am Thursdays 7pm

Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane. BN25 1PU

Saturdays 10am Tel/text: 01323 892638 or 07983 622840. Email:

Sevalight Hatha Yoga & Relaxation Class

St James’ Trust, Blatchington Road Tuesdays 10am

Bishopstone Village

Tuesdays 6.30pm Small group yoga classes for all abilities. Deeply relaxing and healing. Tel: Susannah 07862 263869. Email: susannah@

Sound Journeys

Common Room, Broad Street, Seaford

Deep relaxation with and through the singing bowls of high therapeutic quality. Mondays 7 - 8pm Refill your energy for the week, feel yourself and be happy. Fridays 9.30 - 10.30am Are you a school-running mum? Take a break and prepare for the weekend with the kids. To register, email:

Southern Stomp Line Dance Club

Church Hall, Bramber Avenue, Peacehaven

Monday 10am - 12 noon Good Intermediate 12.15 - 1.30pm Good beginners Wednesday 10am - 12 noon Improver/Intermediate 12.15 - 1.30pm Absolute beginners

Telscombe Hall, Tyedean Road, Telscombe Cliffs

Tuesday 7.15 - 8.45pm Improver Plus Tel Joy: 01273 587714.

Tai Chi & Kung Fu

Mercread Youth Centre Mercread Rd, Seaford

Tues 5.50 - 7pm Family Kung Fu £6 adults, £4 Children Tues 7 - 8pm Tai Chi £7 per class or £10 both classes Thurs 12 - 1pm Tai Chi £8 drop in, £7 if paying monthly. Instructor Audra Marshall. Tel: 07971 296698 Email:

Yin Yoga with Jacqui

St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd, Seaford and online

Thurs 9.30am - 10.45am In person and online. Small in person class, booking essential. Email: jacqui.johnston@hotmail. Tel: 07816 154644.

Yoga and Sound Baths

Private Studio, Newhaven

Sound Baths: Sunday afternoon Therapeutically healing and relaxation plus re-energizing experiential sessions. 70+ Yoga: Tuesday: 10 - 11.30am Joint freeing mobility sessions, breathing techniques plus relaxation with Senior British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Trainer/ ex Army Nurse. Mixed Ability Yoga Wednesday: 10 - 11.30am Small group and individual support with Senior Yoga Teacher. Empower yourself, improve your health, calm your mind. Progressing in Yoga Wednesday: 7.30 - 9pm Small group with guidance by advanced dual qualified senior tutor in ‘Know Yoga, Know Peace, No Yoga, No Peace’. Tel: 01273 512306 or email:


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