Seaford Scene January 2020


Community magazine, Business Directory and What's On Guide


January 2020 Issue 153

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

Your 20/20

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Seaford Natural

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Happy New Year!

Welcome to the January 2020 issue

of Seaford Scene. I hope you had

an enjoyable Christmas! Now that

the festive season is over, it’s time

to look ahead and make plans for

the New Year...It’s 2020, can you believe it? We have

articles in this issue relating to the new year – What’s

a Resolution? is on page 86, Your 20/20 Vision for

2020 is on page 110 and Seaford U3A is on page 106

– food for thought I’d say. This year, Seaford Museum

and Heritage Society celebrate 50 years since opening

with various displays and events on throughout the

year – turn to page 105 for details. The new Seaford

Community Cinema film season starts on 31st January

with Danny Boyle’s Yesterday, followed by Downton

Abbey on 2nd February – more listings are on page 54.

We have news from Seaford Chamber of Commerce

on page 4 and make sure you read Seaford Rotary’s

Scam Awareness article on page 34 – lots of very

useful advice for everyone. Oh, and don’t forget it’s

Seaford Musical Theatre’s Panto this month (oh yes it

is!). More details are in the What’s On pages from 124

to 133 plus many more events, clubs and organisations

in Seaford – be inspired, try something new, it’s a new

year...just go for it! Wishing you all a very happy and

healthy 2020!

4 Seaford Chamber of Commerce

6 Seaford Splash!

8 Freedom of the Town for Keith Blackburn

11 Seaford & Bishopstone Neighbourhood


14 Seaford Photographic Society

16 Seaford Natural History Society

18 Spring Art Courses at St James’ Trust

20 Corelli Ensemble Concert

22 Inner Wheel Club

25 Seaford Little Theatre

31 Seaford Rotary

34 Scam Awareness

38 Splash Art Exhibition for WAVES Charity

45 For Your Delight

49 Martello Rotary Donates £1,500 to Heart


54 Seaford Community Cinema

57 A View From The Potting Shed

59 Seaford Community Garden

65 Refill Seaford and Newhaven

73 Sussex Wildlife Trust

76 Seaford Kurlers

78 Concessions Available on Seaford


80 Who’s Who in Seaford?

82 Seaford Golf Club Blatchington

Issue deadlineS:

85 Cotton’s Coffee Bar Open Over Winter

February: 8th Jan March: 6th Feb 86 What’s a Resolution?

Seaford Scene, 4th Floor, 60 Lansdowne Place, Hove, 89 Seaford Choral Society Concert

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92 Seaford Striders


99 Update on The Seaford Elms

100 Clifden House

102 Sussex Elderly Care Community Initiative

104 Bacon and Mushroom Risotto

105 Seaford Museum & Heritage Society

106 Seaford U3A News

109 Newhaven, Peacehaven & Seaford Lions Club

110 Your 20/20 Vision for 2020

113 Ah, So Quiet

115 Newberry Tully

121 Martello Rotary

122 Lewes District Citizens Advice

out with the old and In with the new, happy New Year! 124 What’s On in Seaford in January?

by Lesley Harvey

134 Index of Businesses

Front cover image: View of the South Downs at sunset in winter

by Peter Cripps.

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On Friday 8th November an auspicious gathering

of past Presidents was held to launch the official

commemoration of 65 years of Seaford Chamber

of Commerce.

Whilst the high street is currently experiencing difficult

times in other small towns, Seaford’s eclectic mix of

boutique and unique shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants

(together with some of the big chains), has ensured

its continued success. There is a thriving business

community here – and in addition to the high street

are a multitude of micro-businesses working from

home and in other centres such as Cradle Hill industrial

estate. These make up the current membership of the




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Chamber, which stands

at close to 100.

The purpose of the

gathering was to obtain

a souvenir photograph

of as many past

Presidents as possible,

which will be used in the commemorative programme

given to all guests attending the prestigious formal

dinner on 20th June 2020 at Deans Place, Alfriston.

The Keynote speaker at that event will be BBC South

East’s Natalie Graham, herself a Seaford resident for

many years.

The organising Committee was delighted to meet

some of the many past Presidents who gave their

time and effort voluntarily to help and support the

business community in Seaford since 1955. Most of

them had their own enterprises to run – but were

keen to ensure that the voice of business was heard

when controversial issues affecting local traders were

raised. The continued success of Seaford’s town centre

is in no small part thanks to their efforts and the

current management team of the Chamber was keen

to recognise the important part they played. The fact

that most of the past Presidents still reside in Seaford

is testament to the excellent quality of life enjoyed by


Photos from top: Past Presidents Group (l-r) Mark Flowers,

Chris Rolf, Gerri Ori, Stefano Diella, Lynette Kemp, Clare

Davis (current president), Rob Blackman, Brian Money,

Dave Argent, Alasdair Fortune; Keynote speaker Natalie




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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.


Country band The Diablos play Seaford Little Theatre

on Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th January and

will be promoting their new album Leaving Santa

Rosa. Why Seaford for this Brighton-based band? Lead

vocalist Chris Nieto moved here recently and loved

the venue when he attended a Seaford Sessions gig

recently. Tickets are £8 available on 07984 280067 or

at The Corelli Ensemble are

back at the Baptist Church, Belgrave Road on Sunday

2nd February at 4pm with a programme of Handel,

Grieg, Mozart, Beethoven and Rutter. Tickets from Jacob and Drinkwater take

to the Little Theatre stage on Saturday 22nd February

and you’ll need to get your tickets early because

this one’s an 80-seater show. Buy from the Tourist

Information Centre (TIC) in Church Street, or online

at, via Seaford Sessions at www.


Seaford Community Cinema’s new season at the

Barn Theatre begins on Friday 31st January at 7.30pm

with Yesterday (12A).

Directed by Danny

Boyle, it stars Himesh

Patel as a struggling

musician who wakes

up in an alternate

timeline where The

Beatles never existed.

This story, concocted

by Richard Curtis and Jack Barth, tells how the young

man took credit for the Fab Four’s output. Sunday 2nd

February at 4pm sees a Winter Warmer, see page 54,

with the screening of Downton Abbey (PG), starring

Dame Maggie Smith as the Countess of Grantham,

Hugh Bonneville as the Earl and Jim Carter as Carson

the butler. In Pain

& Glory (15), on

Friday 7th February

at 7.30pm,

directed by Pedro


Antonio Banderas is an ageing director coming

face to face with his first love affair. Valentine’s Day on

Friday 14th February at 7.30pm has added sugar with

Blinded by the Light (12A), about a Luton teenager of

Pakistani descent dealing with prejudice and traditional

constraints with the help of Bruce Springsteen lyrics.

The Saturday matinée on 22nd February at 2.30pm

is Fisherman’s Friends (12A), based on a true story

about Cornish fishermen whose sea shanties attract

the attention of a manager. Comedy drama The

Farewell (PG) on Friday 28th February at 7.30pm, pits

Western against Oriental culture regarding traditions

around death when granny has only a short time

left to live. For more info and tickets go to www. Tickets also from the TIC or on

the door.


Can a young man outwit the evil King Rat, free London

from a team of revolting rodents and win the beautiful

Alice’s hand in marriage? Well, he may need the help

of his cat and the Fairy Bow Bells… Seaford Musical

Theatre is staging its latest panto, Dick Whittington,

at the Barn Theatre on Friday 17th January at 7.30pm,

Saturday 18th January at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Sunday

19th January at 2.30pm, Friday 24th January at 7.30pm,

Saturday 25th January at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and

Sunday 26th January at 2.30pm. This rip-roaring

adventure sees the cast transported from the streets

of London across the seas to Morocco, with plenty of

fun along the way. Tickets from

Seaford Little Theatre is staging Ray Cooney and John

Chapman’s comedy There Goes the Bride on 7th to

15th February. Tickets from the TIC.

Putting on an arts event in the town? Contact

me if you would like to be in this diary, at at least a week

before the issue deadline.

Photos from top: Joanne Salter plays Alice Fitzwarren against

Tori Blackwell as Dick Whittington at Seaford Musical

Theatre’s panto; Seaford Community Cinema’s new season

opens with Yesterday.

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Freedom of the

Town for Keith


Seaford Town Council was pleased to announce

at a council meeting in February that

Mr Keith Blackburn had been

awarded Freedom of the Town.

By invitation of the Mayor, Cllr

Nazish Adil, a service was held on

Saturday 23rd November at St

Leonard’s Church to honour and

present to Mr Blackburn a Freedom

of the Town Medal and Scroll. The ceremony was a

celebration of his dedication and service to the town.

The service was led by the Mayor’s Chaplain, Rev’d

Arwen Folkes and Rev’d Paul Owen.

Invited guests who attended included: the Deputy

Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mrs Juliet Smith JP; the

High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mrs Violet Hancock and

her husband Mr Tim Hancock; the Sergeant at Mace,

Mr Peter White; Honorary Freeman of the Town, Mr

Laurie Holland; Young Mayor James Jenkins; Deputy

Young Mayor Chanel Pritchard; the Town Clerk, James

Corrigan; past mayors, councillors, colleagues; friends

and family.

A buffet reception was held following the service at

The View at Seaford Head, where the Pop Up Singers

provided entertainment.

The Town Council awards the honour of Freedom

of the Town to a person in recognition of the efforts

of members of the community who demonstrate

outstanding commitment to the wellbeing of

Seaford. The Town Council only does this in special

circumstances that meet the criteria within its

adopted policy, by awarding to an individual the title

of Honorary Freeman/Freewoman of Seaford. This

honour is awarded only on rare and exceptional


Keith joins this esteemed group of people who include:

current Freeman of the Town, Mr Laurie Holland, and

the late Don Mabey MBE, who were both awarded

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in 2012; the 210

(Sussex) Field

Squadron RE

(TA) awarded in

1959; The Duke

of Richmond

and the Rt Hon

William Pitt (The

Younger) in 1789.

Keith has

dedicated hundreds of hours of

voluntary time to helping make

Seaford a greener and more

pleasant town to live in. He is

Chairman of the Tree Wardens,

which has included ‘hands-on’

tree planting of more than 1,400 trees,

interreacting with businesses and community groups,

individuals and Seaford Town Council, fundraising and

organising and participating in public meetings.

He was a key catalyst in developing, commissioning and

handing over control of the much loved Shoal Bench

near Splash Point. Keith has also been the Chairman of

the Neighbourhood Plan Steering group, which aims to

protect greenfield sites and decide where new housing

can be built – this has ensured that brownfield sites

have been identified. It will also ensure that Seaford

receives 10% more Community Interest Levy (CIL)

funding which is worth tens of thousands of pounds

to the Town. He is also Chair of the Natural History

Society, and a Board Member of Impact Seaford.

Keith is quoted as saying: ‘It is a great honour to be a

Freeman of Seaford, especially as it is a recognition of

the value of volunteers working closely on projects

with the Town Council. A lot can be achieved by

partnership working. If you have secretarial, IT, project

management, financial or practical skills and would like

to volunteer to help with a project to make Seaford

an even better place to live, work and relax, please


Photos top to bottom: Keith Blackburn and the Mayor of

Seaford Cllr Nazish Adil being handed the Freedom of the

Town Scroll; (l-r) Freeman of the Town Mr. Laurie Holland,

High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mrs Violet Hancock,

Sergeant at Mace, Mr Peter White. Courtesy of, and

thanks to, Chris Conil.

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Our first meeting in November featured a couple of

PAGB recorded lectures. ‘Svalbard, Kingdom of the Ice

Bear’ is a film by photographers Eddy and Pam Lane

featuring stunning photos and videos of arctic landscapes

and wildlife, including the inevitable polar bears. It

documents their extended expedition to Svalbard,

halfway between Norway and the North Pole, on the

historic icebreaker MV Stockholm. We also saw a talk by

Paul Keene FRPS about his amazing nature photography.

Paul has been involved with photography for over 50

years and he provided many useful tips, including how to

build a hide in your garden!

Next up we had a

workshop evening

on ‘Tabletop’

photography. The

club provided

professional lighting

and members

brought along their cameras and some items to

photograph. This was a very successful event and a

chance to do a bit of socialising as well. Many of us were

a bit out of our comfort zone with indoor photography

and artificial lighting but it was a good opportunity to try

something new.

The first club competition of the month was Round 2

of the PDI League for projected images, judged by Faith

Lee LRPS. The highest scoring images in the Standard


(20/20) were ‘Kiting

in Camber’ by Anna-

Marie Armstrong

and ‘Dawn Patrol’ by

Simon Watkins.

There were 30

entries in the

Advanced group and Steven Wares continued his run

of successes with a very recent image of the flooded

Cuckmere Valley, the only one to score 20.

35 clubs from all over the south-east who entered. For

those of us who made the journey up from Seaford, it

was a great opportunity to see how we compare with

other clubs in the area.

We came 21st overall

(the same result as last

year); equal with Battle,

Hailsham and Hastings,

and the winning club

was Ashford. We were

happy with the result

and, apart from the top few clubs, the scores were very

close. It was an enjoyable afternoon and there were

nearly 300 high-quality prints on display.

The third round of the Print League was judged by

Malcolm Bull from Steyning Camera Club. Simon Rigby

kept his overall lead in the Standard group, scoring 20

for his print ‘Swan Lake’. Simon Watkins also continues

to do well with his wildlife photos, scoring another 20

for a superb

image of a

Kingfisher. In

the Advanced

group the two

highest scores

were for Colin


‘Leopard’ and ‘Alone’ by Jack Taylor. Much larger and

more detailed versions of the successful images, and the

current league scores, can all be seen on our website

Our regular club meetings are

held every Friday between

September and the end of May

at Seaford Constitutional Club,

Crouch Lane, Seaford, BN25

1PU. Doors open at 7pm for a

7.45pm start. If you are thinking

of joining, just come along one evening to see what you


Photos from top: Flooded by Steven Wares; Swan Lake by

The first external competition of the season, the KCPA Simon Rigby; Kiting in Camber by Anna-Marie Armstrong;

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All good wishes for 2020 from Seaford Natural History

Society. Our indoor programme has been extra busy

this year with a total of thirteen meetings, seven

before Christmas, including our Christmas Social and

an additional meeting on recording wildlife, and six in

the New Year, including the AGM. So far this season

we have had some fascinating talks with topics ranging

from hedgehogs and small mammals to coral reefs in

Indonesia and birds in Papua New Guinea, and nearer

to home the rich diversity of Eastbourne and Pevensey

Levels – look out for a walk in this area in this year’s


Our 2020 talks start on 7th January when Rachel

Atkinson will be talking about Nature and Child

Development. – a new topic for us. And on 21st

January, Anna Bunny of ORCA’s topic is Looking for

Whales and Dolphins. (This talk was recommended

by one of our members who saw it on the ferry from

Dieppe to Newhaven!) See the listings at the back

of Seaford Scene for more details. Visitors are very

welcome – we ask for a donation of £3 which will

be deducted from your membership if you decide to

join the society. For more information, please visit our

website at or ring

01323 893526.

Out and about in January

Out and about in January definitely depends on the

weather! If the wind and rain continue there is a strong

temptation to stay indoors and plan outings for later in

the year. But it’s still worth exploring local woodlands

which offer shelter from the wind if not always respite

from the mud. Walking amongst bare trees can be


We’ve previously written about ash and beech trees. This

time the focus is on sycamores (Acer pseudoplatanus).

Sycamores hail from central, southern and eastern

Europe and opinions differ on when they arrived in

Britain. They may have been introduced by the Romans

or possibly much later, in Tudor times, and were first

found naturalised here in the 1800s. Now, they are a

well-established part of our woodland scene as well

as common in parks,

gardens and roadside


They are broad-leaved

deciduous trees which

can grow up to 35

metres tall and live for

up to 400 years. The

bark is a dark pinky grey,

the twigs pinky brown

and hairless, and the flowers are small, green-yellow and

hang in spikes, or racemes. The five-lobed leaves are easy

to identify but perhaps the most distinctive parts of the

sycamore are their winged fruits known as samaras or

spinners – these are extremely fertile and will establish

saplings almost anywhere. Some argue they are too

successful because they take the place of native trees

whilst others suggest that we should appreciate their

fertility because they will fill some of the gaps left by ash

and elm hit by Ash Dieback or Dutch elm disease.

Sycamores often get a bad press because they are

a source of the ‘leaves on the line’ which delay our

trains in the autumn but, like all trees, they provide a

valuable habitat for many creatures. They are attractive

to aphids and the ladybirds, hoverflies and birds which

feed on them. The leaves are eaten by the caterpillars

of a number of moths, including the sycamore moth,

plumed prominent and maple

prominent moths. The flowers

provide a good source of

pollen and nectar for bees

and other insects, and the

seeds are eaten by birds and

small mammals. They are

also an invaluable carbon

sink. If you want to know more about sycamores there

is plenty on the web, for example, on the Woodland

Trust site, which provided much of this information. And has much more on the moths.

Photos l-r: Sycamore leaf and spinner; Sycamore moth

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Our art courses at St James’ Trust have

been very successful with numbers

steadily increasing year on year.

My aim is to give my groups the techniques they need

to move forwards confi dently with their artwork and

have fun in the process in an inclusive environment.

Beginners are always welcomed into the fold and it

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Watercolour: Painting People and Animals, and Acrylic:

Painting the South Downs National Park. These are

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This course will include some Art History to give students an added

understanding of different approaches and styles over the centuries.

Courses commence on

Saturday 1st February 2020

To book phone SJT on 01323 492800.

Have a look at this free creative community site:

The sessions are held at St James’ Trust, which

continues to be the perfect base and a wonderful

community centre, which is recognised for the work

it does for local residents. The Trust also has a spacious

charity shop, which is well worth a visit!

As well as the courses I run, I also like to draw your

attention to, which is

a free art activity resource I created in 2015 for our

global community. The feedback I am getting from locals

is very positive and it’s great to see that people are

really enjoying this and benefi tting from it. If you’ve not

put pencil to paper since leaving school, have a look, or,

even better, come to one of our courses!

If there are any local groups or charities that would

like me to come and give a talk on what I do and the

‘creativity4wellbeing’ website, then feel free to get in

touch. I also give half day and full day art workshops.

Remember, activities like art, creative writing, music

appreciation, yoga and Mindfulness can make a real

difference to our wellbeing, so why not give one of

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Join me having fun drawing

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My workshops are on the last Saturday of

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from 10am to 12 noon, £15 per session.

Refreshments are provided at Be Creative.

I am also available for children’s parties,

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Experience history from the stone age

to the present day at Seaford Museum

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Our Golden Anniversary Year!

Seaford Museum and Heritage Society first

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January 10th , 2.30pm



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My favourite Seaford Views

An illustrated talk by Kevin Gordon the popular local historian

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Corelli Ensemble


Sunday 2nd February,

4pm, Seaford Baptist

Church, Belgrave Road.

The first Corelli Ensemble

concert of 2020 in Seaford

brings a colourful spectrum

of wonderful music; from the Baroque masterpiece

of Handel’s Concerto Grosso Op 6 no. 2, to two of

the best known and well loved pieces of the Classical

era – Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, and Beethoven’s

Romance for Violin in F, with solo violinist, Maeve

Jenkinson. Onwards to the Romantic period, with The

Last Spring by Grieg, and finishing in the 20th Century

with Rutter’s attractive Suite for Strings, based on

British Folk Tunes, this is a concert that will truly banish

those winter blues! So come along and enjoy a glorious

afternoon of uplifting, live classical music with the Corelli


There will be refreshments after the concert and an

opportunity to meet the performers. All profits from

refreshments will be donated to Homelink.

Tickets for these concerts can be pre-reserved

at a special price of £12 through our website: or purchased in advance from the

Tourist Information Centre. Tickets also available on the

door for £14. Children free.

Photo: Solo violinist Maeve Jenkinson.

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Father Christmas


visitors to the

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the Clinton Centre.

A variety of stalls including craft, raffle, cakes, plants and

cards, jewellery and unwanted gifts raised a significant

amount of money towards equipment for President

Moira’s chosen charity – Community First Responders.

This charity has volunteers who are trained to attend

emergency calls received by the ambulance service and

provide care until the ambulance arrives.

Our Crafty Ladies, as usual, have been very busy

and enjoying themselves as you will see from the

photo. Crafters met at the end of November to

prepare presents for the party they supported on 3rd

December for Young Carers. The party involved hiring a

hall, and providing food and entertainment, along with

individual presents for each carer. The Young Carers

are aged between 7 and 18 and have the responsibility

for caring for a family member with a long-term illness,

disability, or mental health or substance misuse issues.

We are fortunate in having a group of such gifted ladies

who are willing to use their talents to raise funds for

worthwhile causes.

‘Glitz and bling’ were worn by members at their monthly

meeting in the Golf Club when they enjoyed their

Christmas meal. A Secret Santa was also held during

the evening. A Christmas Coffee Morning with Mulled

Wine and Mince Pies where ladies wore their Christmas

jumpers was hosted at the home of Sue Barrett.

Photos from top: The Crafty Ladies in November 2019;

The Inner Wheel Christmas Fayre.

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Another clever farce from masters of humour in

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seaford rotary

Young Chefs Competition

If you happened to be walking

along Steyne Road one Saturday

morning recently and you were

captivated by an aroma of

five-star cooking it may just

have been from the Young

Chefs Competition which

Seaford Rotary now organises

each year for the students

at Seaford Head School. The

competition was open to pupils between

the ages of 11 and 17 and each chef was required to

cook, in one and a half hours, a healthy meal for two

people consisting of a main course and dessert and

costing not more than £15. The mouth-watering results

were then judged by Stefano Diella, owner of Diella’s

Restaurant in the town and by local professional chef

Andrew Owens. The cost of ingredients was covered

by Seaford Rotary who also provided prizes.

This was the first time most of the competitors had

entered a cooking competition and the main comment

from the judges was of the high standard they had all

reached, particularly as their ages ranged from only

eleven to fourteen. Each one had produced quality

dishes for both the main course and dessert, which

made judging very difficult. The winner this year was

Jack Jenner and the runners up were Cienna Jamieson

and Meadow Veasey. Jack will now go forward in

January to the next stage of the national Rotary

competition where he will be required to cook a

three course meal in two hours.

Jim Anderson from the Seaford Rotary’s Youth

Services Committee who organised the competition

congratulated all the chefs on what they had achieved

and thanked Mrs Feneron and Mrs O’Neil from the

school and the judges for all their help in making the

competition possible. Certificates and prizes were then

presented by the Mayor Nazish Adil, and the Young

Mayor James Jenkins, who is also a student at the school.

Competitions have already

been launched and March

will see the ever popular

Young Musicians. In addition,

at this time, our Primary

Schools will be competing to

find the best Young Writer.

Following its great success

earlier this year a repeat of a competition for Young

Scientists is currently in the planning stage and the

scope to organise a debating competition is also being

explored. Details of all the events can be found on the

Seaford Rotary website:

By Jim Anderson

Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party

Each year we invite a group of around 40 Senior

Citizens to a Christmas party at St James’ Trust. This

year it was decided to invite 40 Senior Citizens who

were known to be living alone, as opposed to being

residents of a care home. So for many, this was their

first invitation to the Christmas party.

It was good to see them enjoying the entertainment

provided Graham Tubb and Margo Miller accompanied

by Rosemary Kemp, joining in with the choruses, whilst

demolishing the sandwiches and cakes, which they

washed down with the copious cups of tea made by our

President, Keith Ross, who had joined the organisers for

the event. A great time was had by all, and their thanks

to us were much appreciated. Special thanks should go

to Clive Livingstone for organising the event, as well as

Ann Reed, Annie Wells, Janis Livingstone and Rosemary

Carlisle for providing all the food.

Photos from top: Competitors with proud parents, the

Judges, Mayor Nazish Adil and Young Mayor James Jenkins,

President Keith Ross, Rotarians Paul Vaesen and Jim

Anderson; The team providing the party for the Senior

Citizens with Seaford Mayor Nazish Adil (photo by

Keith Ross).

This is just one of the competitions being organised by

Seaford Rotary for young people in the town but the

only one where entry is restricted to Seaford Head

students. The Young Artists and Young Photographers

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Sponsored by Seaford

Rotary and their

Business Partners

Scam Awareness

Don’t be a victim of a scam

Seaford Rotary and their Business Partners are pleased

to reproduce monthly extracts from the Little Book

of Big scams originally compiled by the Australian

Competition and Consumer Commission and made

available by the Metropolitan and Sussex Police.

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

web site where you can learn of current information

on different types of scam, new scam stories, alerts

and advice.


Courier frauds are becoming more prevalent and

sophisticated. Usually the elderly are targeted.

Scammers will telephone a potential victim purporting

to be from their bank,

from the police or

other law enforcement

authority. They then

dupe the person into

revealing their PIN and

handing over their debit

or credit card.

What you should know

l A scammer rings you, claiming to be from your Bank

or the Police, saying a fraudulent payment has been

spotted on your card and this needs resolving, or

that someone has been arrested using your details

and cards.

l You may be asked to ring back using the phone

number on the back of your card. This further

convinces you that the call is genuine. However, the

scammer keeps the line open at their end so, when

you make the call, you are unknowingly connected

straight back to them or their friends.

l They will ask you for your PIN number or

sometimes ask you to key it into your phone’s


You should never give your pin to anyone

in any way.

l The scammer

then sends a

courier or taxi

to pick up

your card from

your home. It

is possible the

driver does

not know they are being used as part of the scam.

l Once they have your card and PIN the scammer can

then spend your money.

There are now many variations to this scam. One of

these is where you are contacted and told there is a

corrupt member of staff within your bank, a Post Office

or bureau de change and the police need your help to

identify them.

You may be asked to withdraw a large sum of your

money with the purpose of the money being marked

by the police or bank to be placed back into the

banking system. They say this will help them identify the

corrupt person. On handing the cash over it is taken by

the scammers.

Another variation is being asked to purchase an

expensive watch, or other high value item, to try and

identify counterfeit goods. You will then be told to hand

this item to a taxi driver for transfer to the police. The

item is then passed to the scammer.

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The latest variation

is where you are

informed your

bank account has

been taken over

and you need to

transfer all the

funds in to a ‘safe

account’ set up by the caller. This account is operated

by the scammers who then steal the funds.

Remember: Your Bank of police will never ask

for your PIN, bank card or to withdraw money.

Caution: Never share your PIN with anyone –

the only time you should use your PIN is at a cash

machine or when you use a shop’s Chip and PIN


Think: NEVER hand your bank card or any goods

you have purchased as a result of a phone call to

anyone who comes to your front door.

Investigate: If you think you have been the

victim of this scam, call the police.

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WAVES charity

The art exhibition on 23rd and 24th November

2019 was convened to showcase Splash artists’

burgeoning artwork and to raise much needed

funds for the Seaford charity, Waves.

Waves ( has been providing

support and help to families for almost two decades. Its

drop-in sessions at 8 Church Street, Seaford, are mainly

run by volunteers, but Waves also employs family

workers. They provide practical support and a listening

ear to families experiencing relationship difficulties,

financial hardship, loneliness and despair. They offer a

listening service in schools for children. There are also

scheduled come and play sessions for young children,

parenting guidance on child behaviour and much more

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The sale of various items

of artwork, refreshments,

and donations raised

amounted to almost £900.

This was an outstanding

achievement and

enormous thanks are due

to all the many volunteers

who made the event possible; to Seaford Baptist

Church for hosting the event, advertising it to various

groups, and helping with the administration; and of

course to the talented artists (and their families)

who helped to organise and run the event and their

personal financial donations. Finally thanks go to all the

many wonderful people who visited the exhibition,

to those who bought artwork and others who made

such generous donations which were all received with

much gratitude. Huge thanks also to Fran at Seaford

Scene for publishing an article about the event. Several

visitors said they came because they had seen the

Seaford Scene article!

Look out for future Splash exhibitions!

All enquires to

Photosfrom top: Current and former Splash organisers

at the exhibition, visitors at the exhibition.



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Florence House

Assemble this area’s top

classical music talent plus

a poet praising the natural

world on his doorstep,

combine and place in

Florence House and

you have a recipe for an

entertainment that struck

some most enjoyable


For Your Delight was a treat of music and words that

raised more than £1,200 for The Youth Counselling

Project. The intimate event, a new one for the

charity, attracted 70 people who sat down to hear

international soprano Dame Felicity Lott, violinist and

director of the Corelli Ensemble Maeve Jenkinson,

pianist Will Hancox and poet Peter Martin deliver a

mix of short pieces that tapped into every emotion

from nostalgia to laughter.

primary schools to receive therapy from appropriately

and specially trained counsellors in response to

disturbing statistics which show that 10% of children

will experience mental health

problems and may self harm before

the age of 18. This programme is paid

for with a mix of corporate funding

and locally raised monies via such

events as a regular quiz at The Old

Plough, a fashion show at M&Co and

a mid-summer party. This year Seaford

Town Council Mayor, Cllr Nazish Nadil,

has joined other generous individuals

who raise money with events and

adopted the Project as one of her charities. A fashion

show of clothing by M&Co two weeks later raised

£407 for the Project.

For details of future events see the advert on page 75.

Andrea Hargreaves

Photo: At Florence House, (l-r) Maeve Jenkinson, Mayor

Nazish Adil, Dame Felicity Lott, Will Hancox and

Peter Martin

These included the first movement of Mozart’s Sonata

for Violin and Piano K301, Winter from Vivaldi’s Four

Seasons, Strauss’s Morgen and – to enormous applause

– Felicity Lott concluding a fun second half with Noel

Coward’s comical The Bar on the Piccolo Marina.

Peter Martin, who donated his services, also gave £2

from the sales of each of his new anthology, Flight

Feathers. The book was published in November and

can be bought at Sussex Stationers and the Crypt

Gallery, price £8.50, with illustrations by Rye wildlife

artist Robert Greenhalf. Topics include three poems

about Seaford’s cafés, one about the town’s coat of

arms and another featuring a carving on the cliffs at

Splash Point. Two songs have accompanying music.

Chair Julia Hancock said afterwards: ‘It was a very good

evening, with a well thought out programme giving

something for everyone. It was so good to see a set of

new faces asking about The Youth Counselling Project

and expressing an interest.’ Thanks also to Seaford

Martello Rotary Club whose team ran the bar.

The Project seeks to raise money to pay currently

for 60 students from the town’s comprehensive and

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Martello Rotary

donates £1,500

to Heart Charity

The Martello Rotary Seaford invited guests from the

British Heart Foundation on Monday evening

to be presented with a cheque for £1,500

following their 4th annual fundraising event

for the charity. The Martello Half Marathon

held on 30th June earlier this year attracted

a record number of participants.

The Rotary Club continues to support the

BHF because of Rotarian Martin Baldwin’s

experience of heart disease. Martin, 70 from Seaford,

had a heart attack in 2004. He said: ‘It was completely

unexpected and just came out blue. I was at home

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lives in the future.’

Hannah Miller, Fundraising

Manager for the British

Heart Foundation, said: ‘We’re so grateful to Martin

and the Seaford Martello Rotary Club. Their incredible

energy and enthusiasm is helping us beat heartbreak

for good, and we would like to thank them for their

on-going support and a further £1,500 raised.’

The Rotary club of Seaford Martello to date has raised

£5,000 for the BHF through organising this event.

There are around seven million people in the UK living

with heart and circulatory disease and it remains vital

that the charity continues to fund even more research

into these conditions.

Martin added: ‘The event would not be able to take

place without the hard work of over 36 volunteers,

local businesses and organisations who I would like to

thank on behalf of Seaford Martello Rotary Club.’

The Martello Half Marathon returns in 2020 on 12th

July. Registration will be available from https://www.

Photos from top: Members of the Martello Rotary with

Becky Borrows, Fundraising Manager for the BHF (3rd

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Community Cinema

There are so many great films at the moment that

our long list was, er, very long, but our kitchen table

cabinet got there several cuppas and a packet of

biccies later and we can now reveal what we think is

an exciting choice across several genres.

To cheer up the dark afternoons between now and

April we are experimenting with three Winter Warmer

Sunday shows: Downton Abbey, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

and The Lion King. We will consider screening more if

enough of you fancy a tea-time trip to the flicks.

Our January to April season starts on Friday 31st

with Danny Boyle’s Yesterday (12A), a story about a

struggling musician who realises he’s the only person on

Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in

an alternate timeline where they never existed. Lots of

Fab Four music!

Downton Abbey (PG) can be seen on Sunday 2nd

February at 4pm. With many of the expected stars in

their TV roles, it is the continuing upstairs-downstairs

story of the Crawley family. A treat for devotees like me.

In complete contrast is Pain & Glory (Dolor y Gloria)

(12A) on Friday 7th February at 7.30pm. Directed by

Pedro Almodóvar, Antonio Banderas plays an unhappily

ageing director who is reunited with an old friend,

causing him to recall his first love (Penélope Cruz). This

role won him Best Actor at last year’s Cannes Festival.

We mark Valentine’s Day on Friday 14th February with

a heart warmer of a musical comedy drama. Blinded by

the Light (12A) is the work of Bend It Like Beckham

director Gurinder Chadha and is about a teenager of

Pakistani origin who faces prejudice outside his home in

1987 Luton and traditional constraints within.

Our Saturday matinée at 2.30pm on 22nd February

is Fisherman’s Friends (12A), starring James Purefoy,

Meadow Nobrega, David Hayman and Maggie Steed,

about a group of sea shanty-singing Cornish fishermen

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and the manager who tries to

hook them. Based on a true story.

In comedy drama The Farewell

(PG) on Friday 28th February a

Chinese family discovers that

their grandmother has only a

short while to live. This film

pits Western against Oriental

culture regarding traditions

around death.

Painter LS Lowry’s relationship

with his mother is described in

Mrs Lowry and Son (PG) on Friday 6th March, starring

Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall.

Our next Winter Warmer is Breakfast at Tiffany’s (U),

on Sunday 8th March, with Audrey Hepburn as Holly

Golightly is a treat. Documentary The Biggest Little

Farm (PG) on Friday 13th March offers a Californian

approach to the re-wilding of overworked agricultural

land using a different approach from that implemented

in West Sussex at Knepp Castle. The animals are

ooohingly cute.

The Lion King (PG), on Sunday 22nd March, has James

Earl Jones reprising his Mufasa role as we see Simba

growing from cub to lion to regain his rightful throne.

Ken Loach explores the grim reality of the gig economy

in Sorry We Missed You (15) on Friday 27th March.

Newly jobless Ricky (Kris Hitchen) has no option but to

drive for an exploitative delivery company and with his

carer wife (Debbie Honeywood) facing similar pressures,

it’s not long before their children are reacting badly.

Docudrama Official Secrets (15) is based on the true

story of whistleblower Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley),

who leaked a memo about an illegal spy operation

designed ultimately to sanction the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

The season concludes with Judy (12A) on Friday 10th

April, with Renée Zellweger as Ms Garland arriving in

the UK in 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts,

her career in America having dwindled due to substance

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A view from the

Potting Shed

January is usually considered a poor month for

gardeners – the weather is pretty miserable, we

are all suffering from post-Christmas blues and the

guilt of broken New Year’s resolutions, after just one

more mince pie. But winter offers us an excellent

opportunity to take a long hard look at our gardens

and perhaps reinvent and revitalise our outdoor spaces.

January in the garden is always filled with such promise

for the year ahead. There may be little in flower right

now, but there are plants which bring the winter garden

alive. Fragrant shrubs Sarcococca confusa, the sweetly

scented Christmas Box with its glossy evergreen foliage

and dainty ivory white flowers, that if planted near a

path you can smell the scent as you pass by.

Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’,

(photo right) the fragrant winter

flowering honeysuckle, and

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’

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it into early growth to produce sweet

pink sticks in early spring.

3Buy early varieties of seed potatoes

and stand in egg boxes with the

narrow end uppermost in a cool,

frost free place with plenty of light

to chit.

witch hazel, which produces spidery flowers on

bare stems with a freesia-like scent, emerge from

December to February. But there are not only shrubs

and climbers to tempt us out into

the winter garden, the Helleborus

niger (Christmas rose, photo right),

which are excellent in pots with

their dark green foliage and white

flowers, which displayed with

Galanthus (snowdrops, photo below) would brighten

up any space by your door.

And lastly, and certainly not least

while we are enjoying the scents

and displays in our winter garden,

don’t forget our feathered friends.

Encouraging birds to our gardens by

providing food and a shallow bowl

of water to bathe in or drink will in return reward you

with a natural pest control, much better than reaching

for chemical sprays.


By now members should be receiving their

2020 Programmes with the Society’s events

for the year. The first social evening of the

year is at 7pm on Thursday 30th January

at St Leonard’s Church Hall. The guest

speaker is Clive Gravett with a talk entitled

The Museum of Gardening/The Budding

Foundation. Clive Gravett set up his charity,

The Budding Foundation, in 2013. Always a

keen conservationist and gardener, he left the

rat race in 2004, and his dream of opening

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The last Wednesday in November saw a stalwart band

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garden at the Crouch has been crying out for (not)

– rain! Our numerous water butts are over-flowing,

and Stan described our water gauge as ‘swimming’.‘It’s

gained 1.9inches in a week,’

he reported as we sheltered

from the tempest in the cosy

classroom, ‘and that’s the same

as the previous week.’ Dave,

who has lived in Seaford for 35

years, said he’d never known

an autumn like it. At least the

ground is draining after each

deluge and is being dried out

by the wind. As this is being written, a

return to colder, drier weather was being forecast. Bring

on kinder gardening weather in 2020 we say.

So far the garden

has escaped


unscathed but

we are sad to

report that the

biggest storm

brought down

the mosaic mural attached to the

outside of the classroom, depicting the hands of some of

those who were in on the venture from the beginning,

including Mike’s. Fear not, though, the many pieces

have been collected and will be painstakingly jigsawed

together to recreate the

image. Something to do

on a truly vile day perhaps.

Watch this space…

Allison reported that the

Greenhavens Network

was planning more tree

planting and was asking

for help from volunteers. And in our own

children’s area Charlie Bears Nursery tots have been

busy planting primroses.

But back to the day in

question, and before

the dash for shelter and

a hot tea or coffee to

warm up soaking wet

fingers, volunteers were

busy pruning wayward

branches, chopping up

the results for compost and generally getting on with

all the jobs listed on the whiteboard. So you can be

assured that the garden will be looking at its winter best

when it reopens after

the Christmas break

on Wednesday 8th


Until then, have a

wonderful gardening

New Year, one and all!

The Garden Team

Photos from top: James tames thorny climbers on the

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tree; Lots of info on the classroom walls, Bug hotel is snugly

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We finished the year by attending the Greenhavens

Quarterly meeting and talking about the 50 Fountains

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two years ago I had never heard of Refill and it is

amazing how it is has grown locally, nationally and

now internationally. There are now 368 Schemes in

the UK alone.

Remember we want every local authority to support

us to enable the challenge to:

• commit to a target of 50 working public fountains;

• map existing drinking fountains on the Refill app;

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At the end of last year the Refill family trialled a great

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nationally in 2020, so you’ll soon be able to use the

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refillsn. General enquiries for talks and information to

Christine Brett, Refill Seaford and Newhaven

Here in Seaford we already have several independent

businesses that will refill your own containers with

various products so more about that in due course.

Some of the big retailers have also got on board –

Morrisons allows people to bring their own containers

to the meat, fish and deli counters.

You will remember that our Young Mayor James Jenkins

is also hoping to raise funds during his term of office

for another drinking fountain in the town. Please attend

his fundraising Quiz at the View on 17th January (see

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Sussex Wildlife Trust


We can spend all day planting and pruning, weeding

and seeding, grunting and groaning in our gardens

but it’s time to face the facts folks. Us gardeners

aren’t the ones who are doing the hard work. The

real toil is in the soil – the engine room of the garden.

Because down there, beneath our wellies, earthworms

are wriggling, recycling and reincarnating our gardens.

They’re so easily taken for granted. An earthworm isn’t

much to look at. A tube made of muscles with a mouth

at one end and a bum at the other, but he/she (they’re

hermaphrodites) is responsible for making your garden

grow. These burrowing beauties really mix it up in the

mud. Some drag dead leaves deep underground while

their wormcasts return essential minerals back to the

surface. This improves soil structure and their tiny tunnels

help with drainage and allow aeration.

Cleopatra declared

them to be sacred

and Aristotle called

earthworms ‘the

intestines of the soil’.

Indeed, at some point

every bit of your

garden would have passed through a worm’s belly. They

munch their way through dead organic matter and make

it available to even smaller decomposers – fungi and

bacteria – who break it down even further. The nutrients

released are reabsorbed by our plants. What once was

dead is returned to the living. It’s one of those ‘circle of

life’ things.

There are about 3,000 different earthworm species

worldwide with around 27 native species in Britain.

There are lobs under your lawn and brandlings in your

compost bin. Some species live in leaf litter, others

dig deep in the soil. There could be up to two million

worms working underground in an area the size of a

football pitch.

Earthworms are part of a wildlife workforce that lives in

your garden and provides an essential service for free.

Birds, bees, beetles, fungi, hoverflies, woodlice and many

others volunteer for us as pollinators, pest controllers,

decomposers and

recyclers. All we

need to do is give

them a home,

leave them to it

and they’ll get

on with the dirty


But it’s the earthworm who is seen as the kingpin of the

whole operation. ‘It may be doubted whether there are

many other animals which have played so important a

part in the history of the world as these lowly organised

creatures’. Charles Darwin said that – and I’m not going

to argue with him. We just can’t live without them. So it’s

about time we start paying earthworms some respect

and attention. Because when we’re all dead and buried

they’ll be paying a whole lot of attention to us!

Michael Blencowe, Sussex Wildlife Trust

Photos by Derek Middleton, Sussex Wildlife Trust.

From top: Earthworm on leaf; Earthworm.

Sussex Wildlife Trust is an independent charity caring

for wildlife and habitats throughout Sussex. Founded

in 1961, we have worked with local people for over

half a century to make Sussex richer in wildlife.

We rely on the support of our members to help

protect our rich natural heritage. Please consider

supporting our work. As a member you will be

invited to join Michael Blencowe on our regular

wildlife walks and also enjoy free events, discounts

on wildlife courses, Wildlife magazine and our Sussex

guide book, Discovering Wildlife. It’s easy to join

online at or over

the phone on 01273 497532.

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Brighton & Hove, Seaford

and Peacehaven

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We are now recruiting host

families in the Seahaven area

We are a local language school looking for friendly hosts to accommodate our

French and German students. Flexible dates. Student groups start in February

and end in October. They stay for three, four or five nights at a time

(no weekends). Two, three or four students are allowed per family and

the age range is 12-16. Good rates of pay.

For more info contact Southcoast Homestays

Tel: 01273 303816 Mob: 07720 720887



events for


3 Feb: Quiz, The Old Plough, Church Street. 8 for 8.30pm

28 March: Bet on the gee-gees on Race Night at Seaford

Head School, organised by Martello Rotary Club

24 April: Bingo Night, Cradle Hill School, organised by

Martello Rotary Club

26 April: Archway Choirs Spring Concert, Seaford Head

School, bar run by Martello Rotary Club

11 May: Quiz, The Old Plough, Church Street, 8 for 8.30pm

23 June: Summer Event, Florence House, Southdown Road

6 July: Quiz, The Old Plough, Church Street, 8 for


4 August: Yoga Day with Rosie Waters, Florence House,

Southdown Road

5 Oct: Quiz, The Old Plough, Church Street, 8 for 8.30pm

23 Nov: Autumn Event, Florence House, Southdown Road

27 Nov: Fashion Show, M&Co, Broad Street

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Seaford Kurlers

Happy New Year to all Seaford Scene readers!

Well, we have closed the door on 2019 and opened a

new one. As yet of course, we know not what the year

will hold for each of us.

Seaford Kurlers look forward to 2020 and make plans

for outings and for the club in general. We have seen

a number of changes, some for the better and sadly,

some unhappy events. We hope to reinstate our annual

competition which we have not been able to schedule

this for the last couple of years. This is something for us

to look forward to. If you would like to try something

new in 2020, why not give Kurling a go? Come along

on Tuesdays from 2pm to 4pm at Wave Leisure in

Seaford, and see what it’s all about.

Loooking back, Seaford Kurlers recently enjoyed an

extremely pleasant Annual Christmas Lunch at the

Seaford Royal British Legion. The beautiful food and

presentation is all down to the chef, Keith Tookey, and

his fantastic team of workers. Keith has been providing

our festive lunches for many years now. All the food

is cooked from fresh and tastes extremely good. The

ambience in the club is informal and friendly. The

club is a members’ club of the Seaford Royal British

Legion, but guests can be introduced by members. The

members’ fees are very reasonable. The overall cost to

join both the Royal British Legion and also the Seaford

Club works out at just over 50p per week. Fantastic

value for your money. There is a lot going on during the

week. Regular evening entertainment at the week ends,

bingo nights in the week, childrens parties at various

festive times of the year,TV, full size snooker table,

billiards table and darts and meat raffles etc. Give it a

try. You also will be helping to support our service men

and women and families.

Seaford Kurlers meet every Tuesday at 2pm till

4pm in the sports hall at Wave Leisure, Seaford.

Annual membership is £5 and weekly fees are £2.50.

Contact Mrs June Wood on 01323 895376 or email:

June Wood

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CLAREMONT ROAD · SEAFORD · 01323 890154 ·



Forthcoming Events


Sat 4th JANE




Acts subject to change please check with club via

website or facebook to avoid disappointment

Anyone can apply to join! You don't have

to be ex-forces. Come into the club and

pick up your membership application forms

• Low Price Meals & Drinks

• Snooker and Pool Tables

• Meat Raffle Every Sunday

• Family Celebrations Catered For


(Keith Tookey)

Closed Monday & Tuesday

Wednesday 12-2pm & 5.30-7.45

Thursday - Saturday

12-2pm and 6-8pm


12-2.30pm for roasts

& desserts

(last orders around 2 pm Sun)

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Concessions available

on Seaford Promenade

Seaford Town Council has two available

concession kiosks along Seaford’s unspoilt

four-mile stretch of promenade for tender

to start the season in April 2020.

The two concession sites which are available for

tender are the West View kiosk and the Martello

Tower kiosk along Seaford’s promenade, popular

with many families, walkers, anglers and sports


Seaford is blessed with a beautiful seafront that sweeps

around the bay, enclosed by the striking presence

of Seaford Head and the cliffs on the eastern side,

and Newhaven Harbour with Mount Pleasant in the

distance on the western side.

Seaford seafront is not heavily commercialised, and

some may say this is its beauty. The seafront is home to

Ollivers Restaurant






Please visit Ollivers website for

our monthly menu, vouchers

and special offers and also for

any upcoming news and events:



Valid for Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights

until 31st January 2020.




JAN 2020

11 Clinton Place Seaford East Sussex BN25 1NL.

Telephone: 01323 872111

a unique viewing point

for the kittiwakes at

Splash Point, and there

are two miles

of undisturbed shingle

beach popular with

families, fishermen

and water sport enthusiasts. The promenade is used

all year round for relaxing walks or bike rides, and

the Martello Tower which houses Seaford Museum.

It stretches along to Tide Mills at the far western end

of the town where the ruins of an old milling village

can be found.

Seaford Town Council has a strategy of attracting

tourists to the town to benefit the local economy; this

includes daily/weekly rental beach huts and concession

huts, as well as improved brown signage to direct

visitors from the A259 main road that runs through

Seaford. A notable addition for 2019 was the forwardthinking

disabled access platform on to the beach

close to the Martello Tower, which has been highly

appreciated and increased diversity on the seafront.

Seaford has also hosted many film productions in and

around the town – with an expected big impact to

the tourism of Seaford. Seaford Town Council aims to

continue support to concessions throughout the town.

If you would like to apply or know someone who may be

interested in being a part of Seaford’s exciting future and

running a successful business in these idyllic locations, please

get in touch via or

telephone: 01323 894870.

The full information and application pack can be downloaded

from our website here:

Photos from top: Martello Tower kiosk; View from the top

of Martello Tower.

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Winter Lunches at The View

Seaford Head


Seasonal soup of the day served with house bread

Pan fried garlic mushrooms served on toasted ciabatta

Smoked mackerel & horseradish pate on toasted bruschetta

Chicken liver parfait with house chutney & sourdough croutons

Ham hock terrine with a homemade piccalilli & toasted flute wafers

Main course

Pan roasted chicken with mash, seasonal greens & a red wine jus

Pie of the day with seasonal greens & mash

Battered haddock with crushed peas, tartar sauce & chips

Butcher's choice sausages with creamed potato

Baked supreme of Pollack with crushed new potatoes

Squash & sunflower seed infused fettucine, topped with rocket


White chocolate & cranberry cheesecake

Apple & peach crumble with vanilla ice cream

Lemon posset with shortbread & a lemon gel

A selection of ice cream & sorbets

The View cheeseboard served with grapes & oat biscuits

Please visit for the full menu.

Available January & February- Monday to Thursday

from 12pm until 3pm

2 course £13 - 3 course £16

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Who’s Who

In Seaford?

The Reverend Arwen

Mary Folkes, Rector of

the churches of

St Peter and St Andrew.

anything by Muse. I enjoy all music except for Jazz, but

that’s probably because I don’t really understand it.

What is your favourite film? Stardust.

What book are you reading at the moment? To the Lighthouse

by Virginia Woolf.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Watching the sea in

silence with only the sound of the waves breaking on the

shore, or, a roast dinner and playing board games with

the family, or a sublimely beautiful Sunday Service.

What has been your most embarrassing moment? My tutu

fell down when I was on stage playing Glinda the Good

Witch of the North in the Wizard of Oz aged 9.

Where is your favourite place to go in and around Seaford? I love

being in St Peter’s Church or walking along the seafront.

Which person do you most admire? I admire many people

often those who are caring for others, who sacrifice

their time and liberty out of their love for another.

What makes you sad? That people are hungry, lonely, or

homeless in this society of ours.

What words or phrases do you most overuse? ‘How lovely’ and

‘God Bless’ but the latter can never ever be ‘overused’!

How do you relax? Swimming, meditating, praying, reading,


What is the most important lesson life has taught you? That

God is with us; not against us, not far away from us, but

willingly and faithfully here with us.

What is the first line of your favourite poem? ‘Love bade me

welcome: yet my soul drew back’.

What is your favourite journey? Walking home to the family

after the last Christmas Day service has ended.

How would you spend a million pounds? I would give half

to medical research into dementia, a quarter to set up

a homeless organisation, I’d put some aside for when

people are in trouble and I’ve always wanted to go on

holiday to Iceland to see the Northern Lights.

What is your most memorable learning experience? University. I

am so grateful to have been able to study theology as an

adult. It expanded my mind, my faith, and my questioning

in all sorts of ways.

What is your greatest extravagance? Books and my computer.

What is your favourite smell? Cinnamon.

What is the best advice you have ever been given? ‘Love your

neighbour as you love yourself’

What would your motto be? Relentlessly seek all that is good

in this world.

Which person in history would you most like to meet? Saint

Augustine, Bishop of Hippo.

What or who is the greatest love in your life? My family, Jesus

Arwen has lived in Seaford since

March 2019 and is the rector of the two churches in

the Benefice of East Blatchington and Bishopstone.

She has been in full time ministry since 2016, having

previously worked in pubs, cafés, care homes, in a

box office and in marketing before starting her own

social enterprise and serving as a district councillor.

She went to school in Leicester and trained with

the ILM in Management and Marketing in Cornwall,

and took a BA and MA at the University of Durham

while completing her theological training at Westcott

House in Cambridge. Arwen is a governor of Seaford

Primary School and a member of the Mothers’ Union,

National Trust, Society for the Study of Theology, and

the Society of Catholic Priests (Anglican). She enjoys

swimming, learning the piano and playing Scrabble,

as well as practising silent contemplation. Arwen is

married to William, and together they have three

children aged 16, 14 and 9, plus a springer spaniel, a

one-eyed cat and a very clever hamster.

What does your role involve? Priestly service comes in many

forms, from leading church services, to marrying and

christening people, to walking alongside people when

they are unwell or have lost somebody. I also try to

support the community and important organisations.

I oversee the running of the church and work with a

team of people to keep the ancient buildings alive and

in good order. In all of this I always try to point towards

the God who is with us and loves us.

What do you most enjoy about your role? I love every single

aspect of it. It is what I was born to do.

What do you like best about Seaford? I love the community

spirit – it is like a village that happens to have 27,000

people living in it. I also love the openness of the

seafront and the waves. I could watch it for hours.

What is your favourite piece of music? I love The Crucifixion

by John Stainer, The Wanderer by Johnny Cash, U2, and Christ… and my dog.

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with therese

Calming restorative poses with a focus on

mindfulness. While the physical works tones the

body, breath awareness and relaxation are included

to calm the mind and give a sense of relaxation

Monday 6.30–8.00pm

WI Hall, Brooklyn Rd

Wednesday 10.00–11.30am

WI Hall, Brooklyn Rd

Thursday 10.30-12.00pm

Bishopstone Church Hall

Thursday 7.30 - 8.45pm

St James Trust, Blatchington Rd

All ages & levels welcome.

Also regular Sound Baths & Yoga Workshops.

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Saturdays 9.30am & Wednesdays 7pm

The Anahata Health Clinic, Brighton

Wednesdays 10.45am

The Rendezvous, Peacehaven

Low cost yoga, working with SCDA

Fridays 1.30pm

Last 2019 class: Sat 21st Dec. First 2020 class: Fri 3rd Jan.

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at: Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road, Seaford BN25 2DX

Thursday’s 10.00-11.30am

(for all levels of ability, beginners welcome)

Regular yoga practice can help you:

• Improve physical fitness and


• Increase flexibility, strength,

concentration and stamina

• Reduce stress, attain calmness,

relaxation, and inner stillness

Cost: 5 class pass £40 (£8 per 90 minute class)

valid for 8 weeks or £10 per class (drop-in)

Mats available at classes if you do not have one.

It is wise to leave at least two hours after eating

before practising yoga. Wear comfortable clothing

that allows freedom of movement.

Private classes for individuals or groups are available.

No need to book, just come along. If there is anything you wish to ask about the classes please

call Philip on 07774 862499 or email web

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Seaford Golf Club


Over one hundred years old; and the club

continues to evolve. How would you rate

a Golf Club that offers the following?

Seaford Blatchington is laid out along the free-draining

chalk ridge that leaves Seaford. We are able to boast

that our course has been open for play every day

throughout the Autumn months of 2019, due to our

continued investment into our greens and fairways.

The location of the course is enhanced by magnificent

views. To the south, the course overlooks the turquoise

English Channel, to the north there are stunning views

over the Rathfinny Vineyard and to the east the views

continue over Seaford to the spectacular Seven Sisters.

The course is an easy walk with only 120 foot

elevation from the clubhouse to the 8th green. Enough

height for course architect JH Taylor to realise his vision.

By using the natural undulations of the landscape and

incorporating the old flint quarries located in front of

the 6th and to the left of the 7th greens, Mr Taylor’s

ambitious creation was realised in 1907. Having stood

the test of time with a tweak from Mr Hawtree, the

course is rated as one of the top courses in Sussex.

The course measures 6,546 yards par 69, off the

championship tees. With the introduction of our new

Blue tees, we have three shorter courses for members

and guests to choose their tee of the day. The relatively

recent introduction of two extra holes creates an 11-

hole competition course for those who would like to

play a shorter course.

The club has fabulous practice facilities for beginners

and accomplished golfers, a full-length driving range

with the luxury of playing off grass, although there are

two covered bays if the weather turns. The three-hole

academy course is designed to sharpen your approach

play and we have a chipping and bunker area along

with an 18 hole putting green.

Within the Clubhouse your experience will continue

with a relaxed atmosphere, and a fully stocked bar

with a selection of local traditional ales and new

world beers. Our in-house catering team is on hand

to provide you with a full menu and staff come into

their own when they cater for the 17 social functions

that are run by the Social Committee. There are many

other functions that the members hold throughout the

year – 110 members turned out for breakfast to watch

the Rugby World Cup on a large screen, kindly supplied

by one of our members.

The club was founded in 1887 and we continue to

hold on to our traditional full-sized snooker table,

cribbage and our daily newspapers, while we have kept

up with the times. Sky TV is available in the two bars

and one function room, along with the all-important

Wi-Fi made available throughout the clubhouse.

Within the club we have a Dormy House of 12 twinbedded

rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, where

visiting golf societies can stay. Members and their guests

receive preferential rates if they want to spend some

quality time in a relaxed environment.

The club runs a busy diary of golf competitions for the

Ladies’ and Men’s sections, and includes friendly and

competitive matches against other clubs. Each year

we enter teams into the Sussex County Golf Unions’

events for our best players to represent Seaford Golf

Club against other clubs.

Seaford Golf Club is introducing a new Limited

Offer Trial Membership open to new members:

15 months Full Membership. This includes access to all

competitions, unlimited golf and a discount bar card.

The Trial Membership starts on the 1st February 2020

and finishes on the 30th April 2021 and costs £900 per


For further information, contact Christopher Oldrey

on 01323 892442

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Seaford Golf Club


Trial Membership for £900

“We were open for play every day

throughout the Autumn of 2019”


Join on our Limited Offer – 15 month

Trial Membership starting on the

1st February 2020 with Full Members’

Rights and NO Restrictions, for £900.

You can also sign up your children or

grandchildren under the age of 18 as

a Junior Member for FREE.

For further information contact

Christopher on 01323 892442 or email

to reserve your membership.

This is a Limited Offer and T&C’s apply.

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Personal training

1 strong company

3 great trainers

We get results!

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Denton Island Indoor

Bowls Club

Denton Island, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9BA

Telephone: 01273 514664


Friday 10 th January 7pm – 8.30pm

Try the game and see our club - bowls and friendly free coaching will be provided

Phone and book your free trial, or just call in and see us anytime email

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Cotton’s Coffee

Bar open over


Seaford Town Council is excited to announce that

Cotton’s Coffee Bar will be open throughout the winter

with a new cosy indoor seating area with blankets

provided in the west wing of South Hill Barn.

Ballet ~Tap ~ Modern Dance


From 3 years

Excellent pass rate in

ISTD / IDTA examinations

Showcase, Festivals,

local fetes & charity events

Fully insured & DBS checked

Tel: 07703 485348 / 01323 492795


Cotton’s is a

local family


with three



together, selling

cakes and

hot drinks,

extending their

menu over the

winter period to

serve hot soup

and toasted

sandwiches which

are always served on tasteful

crockery. Cotton’s is committed to reducing single use

plastic and is a low environmental impact, even offering

used coffee as a garden slug repellent – do ask the

team if you would like to try this.

Cotton’s Coffee Bar is open:

Wednesday – Thursday 10am-3.30pm

Saturday & Sunday 10.30am -3.30pm.


Zumba® Gold is an exercise class that is specially designed for beginners of

all ages, active older adults and those just starting on their fitness journey.

Unlike a regular Zumba class, Zumba® Gold involves moving at a slower pace.

You do not need to be able to dance but you do need a love of moving to

music, even if it’s with 2 left feet! This exercise class helps with balance,

flexibility, co-ordination, cognitive ability & most important of all…it’s fun!

Zumba Gold classes in Seaford: 2pm on Tues & Thurs at Mercread Community Centre, Mercread Rd.

Zumba Gold classes in Peacehaven: 10am & 11am on Weds at Catholic Church Hall, Horsham Ave.

Feeling more energetic/fitter?

Try a Zumba Fitness class for a dance/cardio/fun fix

Zumba Fitness classes in Seaford at 10am on Tuesdays & Thursdays

at Mercread Community Centre, Mercread Rd.

ALL CLASSES £5 or £20 FOR 5. More info from Louise at 07786 425758

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What’s a


New Year is often seen as a time for celebration

and writing off one year to move into another.

I’ve never felt particularly strongly about this

time of year, I always feel the 31st December is

much the same as the 1st of January, possibly

just without the hangover.

When I sat down to write about the New Year I

suddenly realised that I had no real information about

it – why do we celebrate it and how long has the

whole ‘new year’s resolution’ idea been around for?

It turns out, a lot longer than I could ever have

imagined. It all goes back to the Babylonians, some

4,000 years ago who were known to celebrate the

arrival of the new year (their new year was actually

in March), as well as make promises for the year

ahead to allow them to start the year on a good

note. It was the Romans who altered the calendar as

we know it and New Year began in January, with the

Romans offering sacrifices for the New Year ahead. I

somehow doubt the promises and sacrifices of these

ancient civilisations included the likes of ‘visiting the

gym more often’, ‘drinking less alcohol’ or even ‘reading

more books’. I guess, my disregard for the modern day

resolutions is the feeling that they never last and our

approach from one year to the next never seems to


Well this year, I feel that I need to change my stance.

Surely at this time of year, we should be appreciating

what we have; the people in our lives, our health, a roof

over our head, a job, a commitment, a social group, a

community, a sport, a hobby... and many other things.

It seems it shouldn’t really be about making new future

promises that won’t last a week, but actually looking

around us in the here and now.

I’ve been inspired in 2019 by the activities and

development of local charity, the WOLO foundation

(, a charity to help families

with cancer. I’ve watched in awe as we’ve learnt of the

personal experience of WOLO’s founders, the Wrights,

to their ongoing work and actions to make a difference

and support their local community. Maybe our new

year’s resolutions should be more about looking at

what inspires us?

So this New Year I will try to look at what I have, what

inspires me and all the good stuff, no matter how

small or insignificant it might feel. I hope we all start

the year feeling positive, even if we have had tough

times and challenges in the year gone or we know that

2020 might not be the easiest of years ahead. Let’s be

thankful for what we have and possibly what will be.

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Seaford Choral

Society Concert

What makes a great community


On the eve of Advent we sang our Autumn concert,

Rutter’s Magnificat and it was a blast. ‘A lovely feeling

about the whole thing,’ said an audience member.

But what was it that made it feel so good? It got me


Maybe it’s all about community, and since this is Seaford,

what a community! This was not a hall full of people

who had come to a big concert. They were there to

share in a community event, along with others who had

chosen to sing in it. It was about a choir that has been

here for over 100 years, supporting and supported by

the wonderful people of Seaford; a group of over 70

people who had enjoyed singing every week together,

challenged by one of the hardest pieces of music they

had ever tackled; a committee who work tirelessly to

make sure everything is in place; a music director (Colin

Hughes) and accompanist (John Eady) who inspire and

amuse in equal measure; our own Bethany Geoghegan,

back from university singing the solos with such beautiful

confidence and clarity, our stewards who support us at

every concert, our composer (Chris Whitelaw) in the

front row, with his incredibly well-behaved Labrador.

It’s all these things and more, but so much is about you,

our wonderful community who follow and support us in

such a kind, caring and appreciative way.

Thank you.

Later in the evening, a neighbour of one of our choristers

came over to tell her she had just been to the most

amazing concert. She explained that so had she! ‘The best

amateur choir I’ve heard’, said one very wise man from

the audience. ‘When all four parts were singing together

it felt as if we were floating on air.’ Someone who is

thinking of coming along to sing with us, with his wife

said: ‘When the men were singing I was almost moved to

tears. I want to sing like that’.

It is, I’m sure, a reflection of the warmth of feeling

following the concert that the retiring collection raised

the amazing total of £416, which has helped Seahaven

Storehouse (our

local food bank) to

provide some extra

food for families over

Christmas. Thank

you again.

This term we tackle some new works (hopefully not

quite such a challenge), Purcell’s wonderful ‘Come

Ye Sons of Art’ and Mozart’s Vespers – two beautiful

pieces which should build to another great concert.

We’ve enrolled quite a few new singers this year. If you

fancy having a go and finding out what a great feeling

community singing can give you, come along to the

Baptist Church on a Monday evening at 7pm. It will

be a blast.

Photos from top: Seaford Choral Society’s Autumn concert;

(l-r) Tina, a member of the Seahaven Storehouse team, Dawn

Woodgate, Founder of Seahaven Storehouse, Steve Machan,

Chair of Seaford Choral Society.


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Seaford Striders

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All experienced runners know what to expect when

a racecourse is described as ‘undulating’, and the

Crowborough 10K, held on 24th November 2019,

is a fine example. Despite the tough course this

is a highly popular event, being the final race in

the Sussex Grand Prix calendar, and 19 Striders

made the journey to pit their fitness against the

rolling landscape.

The first two and a half kilometres inspire

confidence, downhill all the way, which of

course means some uphill will be coming and

it comes with a vengeance! Before tackling the

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some speedy downhills, and then a

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finish line.

But, no pain, no gain! The finishers

all enjoyed rising to the challenge

and some excellent times were

recorded with Nick Farley storming home in 31st place

in an impressive 41:52; just holding off Josh Nisbett who

was next across the line in 41:57. Close on their heels

were Josh Rudd, 42:10; Jeff Young, 42:35, James Marron,

43:34 and Ray Smith, 46:58.

Taking the honour as first lady Strider was Anneka

Redley, coming home strongly in 48:27, and leading in

Louisa Scola, 50:57; Emilie Tearle, 51:18 and Natasha

Swan, 51:36.

There was still great depth to come in the mid-field

in the shape of Chris Wilmot, 51:46; Lindsay Tearle,

55:09 and Robert Tearle, 1:00:50 who would have been

disappointed to have missed the one hour cut-off.

Digging in deep were the final group of Striders led

in by Debbie Plant, 1:02:37; Chloe Wilmot, 1:03:14;

Lauren Morgan, 1:05:48; Victoria Maleski, 01:14:24; Becky

Souissi, 01:16:48 and Sharon Plank, 01:17:17. Fine quality

homemade cakes completed a highly positive day and

these were accompanied by the prizegiving with Roly

Hutchinson taking the 3rd prize in the Crowborough

5k event, finishing in an impressive 20:09. This was the

first time this event had been held and consisted of just

the one lap, rather than the usual two favoured by the

majority of runners.

Visit for more information

on Seaford Striders Running Club. Hilary Humphreys

Photos from top: Seaford Striders at the Crowborough 10K;

Roly Hutchinson.

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Update on the

Seaford Elms

Margery Diamand

from Trees for Seaford

visited the Seaford

schools who planted

Seaford Elms on their

grounds in 2019,

in memory of the

Seaford soldiers who

lost their lives during

the WW1 conflict.

She conducted a

fun session with the

children, showing them how to check the trees, prune

them and make sure they keep healthy.

The trees are doing well. The garden club at Cradle

Hill who met with Margery in December discussed

again why the trees were planted and have become

the official tree guardians in their school, keeping an

eye on them, watering them and telling their friends

what they are and why they have been planted. They

plan to plant more trees in the spring and continue to

learn how to look after them.



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Margery mentioned that the Trees for Seaford group is

looking for new volunteers and said: “Trees for Seaford

is a local community group. We plant trees in our

streets and public spaces and ensure they are looked

after for the future. We’re looking for new members

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‘We’re part of the National Tree Council’s Tree Warden

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Photo: Margery Diamand with Cradle Hill Garden

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Celebrating 50 years

of dementia care

Clifden House Dementia Care Centre, Seaford, celebrated its

50th anniversary with a party and a fireworks display.

Residents and the care team at Clifden House

were treated to an afternoon disco from

entertainments manager David, with everyone,

irrespective of ability, taking part. Nial Joyce,

whose parents founded the home in 1969, said:

‘It was fantastic to see so many smiling faces at

the party. Even the residents who were unable to

dance were tapping their toes and clearly enjoying

the atmosphere. Life doesn’t end with a dementia

diagnosis and it is still possible to live a life that is

active and engaged. It was a wonderful day and a

great way to mark this important birthday.’

Guest of honour

at the party was

Nial Joyce’s aunt

Patricia, 86, a

former member

of the care

team and still a

frequent visitor

to the home.

Patricia said;

‘I have many

fond memories

of my time

working at Clifden House and I am very proud

of how the home has evolved under Nial’s

management. This is more than a care home,

it is a community and family, and one that I am

honoured to be a part of.’

Originally opened as a nursing home in 1969,

Clifden House has been a specialist dementia

care centre since 2000. The delivery of care is

focused on reducing unnecessary medication and

sedation in order to release the living potential

of the individual. Residents are encouraged to

take part in a full programme of activities and

trips within their local community, to promote a

fulfilled life.

Following the disco and buffet, residents gathered

to watch a low-level display of fireworks from the

comfort of the conservatory.

A packed calendar of events has been designed

by Clifden House’s activities co-ordinators, to

mark the home’s 50th birthday. Tailored to suit

a range of abilities, it will culminate in a garden

party and staff sports day in summer 2020. Tel: 01323 896460

Photos from top: The Clifden House Care Team; (l-r)

Nial Joyce, Sam Hill and guest of honour Patricia.

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Abbeyfield House

North Road, Alfriston BN26 5XB

Providing safe and homely supported

housing for older people in Alfriston

● your own private ensuite room

● daily contact with dedicated staff

● two nutritious home-cooked meals daily

● spacious communal lounge/dining

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● downland village living

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Please do get in touch for more

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T: 01323 871767


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Sussex Elderly Care CIC, aims always to reinvest in the

local community. This being the case we held a successful

community event at the end of October at the Clinton

Centre Seaford – The Health Wealth and Wellbeing Event.

The intention of the day was to facilitate local

businesses sharing with the Community what they

can offer under one roof. We were only too pleased

to have been able to support the attendance of the

following companies: Hunters Financial Management,

Barwell Solicitors, Mother Teresa’s Meals, Only Lifts,

Elder Abuse Recovery Service, Citizens Advice Bureau,

St Winifred’s Hospice, Seahaven Therapy, Making

Magical Moments, Horder Centre, Feet 2 Go, Hartman,

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The Mayor, Nazish Adil, who is a great advocate of

Community initiatives, was present for most of the

day and demonstrated tremendous support. Seahaven

Radio provided air space and covered the event on the

local radio both before and on the day.

This year was very special as we had representation

from the pupils of Seaford Head School. On the day

the sixth form choir performed and two pupils took

photographs to support their studies. The younger

pupils participated in a project competition called, ‘How

can young people break down barriers with the elderly

and reduce loneliness in Seaford?’ The project prize

winners for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize were presented

with vouchers donated by Holy Cow, Drusillas and

Paradise Park, by the Mayor of Seaford. The event

showed a tremendous community spirit with raffle

prizes donated from the Co-Op, Morrison’s, Only Lifts,

Diella’s, The White Lion Hotel, Brooklyn Hyundai, Rix

and Kay, Sassy Hair and Beauty, Barwells, Paula Gander,

Mother Teresa’s Meals, Cathy Strudwick, Mary Reed,

Hunter Financial Management and the Hydro Hotel,


The ladies from the International Coffee morning

operated a Café, providing a hot meal with an

international twist, together with more traditional

baking of wonderful homemade cakes. This was really

appreciated by those that sampled the flavours.

Sussex Elderly Care, a Community Interest Company

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Seaford Museum & Heritage Society

Fifty years of making

(and preserving)


Seaford Museum and Heritage

Society first opened its doors

in 1970. An exhibition of local

history was held at the Downs

Leisure Centre, and with the

proceeds a small caravan was

purchased to house a permanent exhibition. Two local

couples – Joan and Ken Astell and Roger and Anne

Young – formed the society whilst the caravan back

then, was parked in one of the couple’s garden. At

the time, the council owned West House at the foot

of Pelham Road and the caravan was soon relocated


In 1972, the Friends Society was formed to support

the running of the museum and the following year the

society started to run courses in local history at the

Elm Court centre. Gathering members and support,

the society suggested to Lewes District Council that

the rather dilapidated Martello Tower should be

restored and renovated as an important monument in

local history. At the time, the Martello Tower still had

a rather strange wooden flat perched on the roof! It

was certainly one of the oddest ‘council houses’ in the

country. Work started on the Tower in 1977 and the

flat was removed the following year.

When the Council made the decision to sell West

House, the Society was given notice to leave, but

the work on the Tower was progressing well and the

building was leased to the Society. The Museum was

officially opened in the Martello Tower on 12th April

1979. Things were a little more basic back then, with an

army suplus tent being used to hold meetings under

the esplanade! The Friends Society was dissolved and

the Seaford Museum and Heritage Society was formed

in November with Pat Berry as its first Chairman.

helped transform a rather damp

and windy space into a magical

museum of local and domestic

history. As well as artefacts

from five thousand years of

history, there are tableaux of

Victorian shops, a WWII kitchen, a working model

of Seaford Station from the 1920s and much, much

more. The variety and scope of the exhibits prompted

Grayson Perry to describe it as his favourite museum

‘under the Martello Tower on Seaford Seafront’.

Things have not stood still for Seaford Museum. In

2018, with funding from the Keith Baker Memorial

Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund, a new bridge was

installed allowing access to the original entrance again.

A lift and ramps were also installed to allow step-free

access to all levels of the Museum for the less able.

Seaford Museum and Heritage Society is celebrating

fifty years of its own history with a variety of displays

and events throughout 2020 and looks forward to

welcoming new and returning visitors.

Photos from top: The Martello Tower in 2019; the Martello

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Happy New Year!

seaford U3A News

New Year’s Resolutions have a bad press. We optimistically

think of ideas for improving our lives but it can be hard to

live up to the initial enthusiasm. In this iconic year of 2020

resolve to do things which are actually within your power,

then you’re away. You can do it!

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to get out more,

meet more people, learn new things, then the U3A in

Seaford could be just what you’re looking for. The guiding

principle of the U3A is ‘lifelong learning’ but it takes place

in a social context. No one will push you to take exams,

do anything academic or solve mathematical problems

unless indeed you want to do that. If you don’t, that’s

fine. There are social events for you to attend, potential

friends to meet and entertainment to keep you busy.

A good start would be the monthly coffee morning

which is open to members and non-members. This

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to 12 noon. As usual it will be at the Constitutional

Club in Crouch Lane, Seaford, and the cost is £2, a small

cost compared to that of Christmas festivities. Had you

visited for the December coffee morning you would

have been able to enjoy mince pies and listen to some

music played by part of the U3A orchestra, but we can’t

promise that every month!

The events set up for the enlightenment and

entertainment of members continue to increase. As

well as those groups outlined last month there is a new

painting course in acrylics starting in January. The Tea

Parties for members continue in January with Dr Sally

White speaking on ‘Forgotten philanthropy – British help

for the devastated areas of France in the aftermath of

WW1’. The pub lunches continue at the White Lion

once a month.

There was an outing in December to the Royal

Courts of Justice, a Gothic palace of litigation in the

Strand in London. The building is listed Grade 1 with

wonderful tiled floors and stained glass windows. Some

courtrooms could be straight out of the novels of

Charles Dickens. Perhaps the most impressive aspect

is the way the law is treated as a perfectly ordinary

everyday business – there is no pomp and circumstance

here. Members travelled by coach and made a day of it.

The Sussex U3A Network (SUN) adds an extra

dimension to the U3A and its study days are open to

both members and non-members – non-members pay

a bit more. In January at Hailsham Robert Carrington

is leading the day with thoughts on ‘Music and Nature’

which is an interesting combination of subjects that

could appeal to many.

For more information about Seaford U3A and also

about its linked organisations, Sussex U3A Network

(SUN) and SE U3A Region see the website www. To find out about membership

check this website or ring 01323 899572 or come

along to a coffee morning and have a chat.

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• All stoves, ranges & open fires

brush swept.

• Draw test & certificates issued for

every sweep.

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Proudly independent

Just like us!

Your pet is unique and deserves the bespoke care an independent

practice provides. As the only family owned veterinary clinic in Peacehaven

your pet is our number one priority. For individually tailored treatment

and healthcare, visit us at:

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newhaven, peacehaven

& Seaford Lions Club

Welcome to 2020

Well, we hope you all had a very happy Christmas

and that you got everything you wished for. Please

don’t forget our Project Wenceslas is still on-going, and

thanks to the many of you who have already donated

your winter fuel payments to this fund. Together

with the help of local food banks we have been able

to assist people in our community to keep warm

this winter. If you really don’t need your winter fuel

allowance, please consider donating to this fund: www.

or send a cheque payable to NPS Lions Wenceslas

Project to Lion Treasurer, 32 St Mellion Close, Hailsham,

BN27 3UY. For a receipt please include your email

address or a SAE.

Beach Clean-up

Another on-going project, and one that affects

everyone who lives on the coast and is concerned


Benwick Kennels

& Cattery

01273 587809

We love wet noses & little dribblers

l Going on holiday?

l Work commitments?

l You or a family member become ill?

l Builders arrive and you need help with pets?

Benwick can help! We look after your little ones

as if they were our own. Licenced by Lewes

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trained in various animal care qualifications.

Pop in anytime to see our facilities & have a

chat……we can’t wait to meet you.

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about the environment, is the

monthly beach clean, which will

continue to take place on the

first Sunday of each month. NP&S

Lions are involved with this charity

and members enjoy meeting up with like-minded

volunteers. We shall be meeting at Splash Point this

month and then at the Buckle end of Seaford beach

in February. It’s a good excuse to get out in the fresh

air, take some exercise, meet new friends and make a

difference to our environment.


If you are making a new year’s resolution you might like

to think about volunteering for one of the many local

groups who strive to make things better for our area

and the people who live in it. NP&S Lions is always on

the lookout for new members. We are a very friendly

bunch who meet at 8pm on the fourth Thursday of

each month at the White Lion in Seaford. If you would

like more information please check out our website, or

come along to one of our meetings, where you can be

assured of a warm welcome.


Our minibuses have been very busy over the holiday

period. They are both equipped with tail lifts, especially

useful for the elderly and for people with disabilities.

We can often provide drivers, or you can use your

own driver, subject to insurance and licence checks. For

more information, or to make a booking, please contact

Dirk on 01323 89896, or by email: arcadian_dirk@


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Your 20/20

Vision for 2020

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. We often reflect on

the past year and mourn chances we didn’t take

or connections we didn’t make. Instead of looking

longingly backwards, perhaps 2020 is a good year

to develop your vision for the future so that it’s…


Review your goals – short and


Are your everyday activities helping you to accomplish

your short-term goals? Are you working on meaningful

projects? Make sure at least some of your daily

activities help you to accomplish your short-term goals,

and that those short-term goals can build to let you

accomplish larger goals and objectives.

But don’t be a slave to your goals. It’s okay to change

directions and shift deadlines. January is a great time to


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For cats, dogs, small animals, ducks

and chickens, with experience in caring

for elderly pets and those on medication.

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tailored to the needs of your pets.

I am fully insured and vet recommended

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re-evaluate. Are your long-term goals from six months

ago still relevant to you today?

It can be helpful to write down your goals using pen

and paper, and then hang them in a place where you

can see them. This acts as a visual prompt to remind

you and inspire you during the day-to-day grind.

Nurture relationships

Sometimes friendships and family relationships get

placed on the backburner when we’re busy. Are there

friends and relatives in your contacts list who you

haven’t spoken with lately? Use this season to catch-up,

reconnect, and nurture the relationships that matter.

Request a planning meeting

It could be with your boss or your partner! When you

think about the next year – do you see yourself staying

at the same job? If so, do you want to be considered

for promotion or a transfer? Would you like to plan a

big trip with your partner, or start a family? With your

boss you might mention projects you’d like to lead,

qualifications you’d like to study for. With your partner

you might want to talk about joining a gym together,

planning a safari, or taking up ballroom dancing.

These discussions are useful in both your work and

your private life. They can help you understand points

of dissatisfaction in your work or relationship and give

you the clarity you need to explore a change.

Invest in yourself

There’s a difference between being comfortable and

being complacent. Try stepping out of your comfort

zone and take an online course, sign up with the Open

University or enroll onto night classes at college. Try

out a yoga class or a massage, or simply go away with a

friend or a partner to a spa for a few days.

Reflect on lessons learned

January is not all about new beginnings. It’s nice to think

about all you accomplished during 2019. What did you

learn? What did you achieve? A lot probably happened

in the past 12 months, but life moves so fast that

too often we don’t take time to reflect on all we’ve

learned. Take note of your discoveries and think about

ways you can apply those lessons with intention as you

move into the new year.

Anne McCarthy

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Lewes, Seaford and District Branch

Please contact: Jean 01323 892930

All kinds of homes needed

for all kinds of cats!


We can also help towards the cost of

neutering your cats and kittens.

Please phone 01273 813111 (option 3)

and leave a message including your phone

number so that we may

contact you.

do you have room for a furry friend?

phone for up-to-date information if you can help

Dog Grooming

Visit our friendly Salon in Old Town

Eastbourne where all Dogs are welcome.

We offer everything from a quick wash &

blow dry to a full groom and pamper.


5 High Street, Eastbourne

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Ah, so quiet

How’s this for a New Year’s resolution

with a difference – half an hour of peace

and quiet, guaranteed, every week?

And it’s free.

It can be yours if you join Breathing Space, a gathering

with the simple aim of keeping silence that is held

every Monday evening at St Peter’s Church in Belgrave

Road, Seaford.

It started as a monthly event but soon became so

popular that it extended to become weekly. Open to

everyone, whether religious believers or not, the idea is

for a group of people to come together in the quiet of

this 800-year-old church whose special atmosphere is

ideal as a contemplation space.

Each session, held in a soft candlelight, begins with a

brief introduction and a short reading, then a bell rings

to mark the beginning of the silence, which lasts about

30 minutes. It is an opportunity for people to clear the

mind and calm

the thoughts,

to sit in silence

with others and


Often at a first

session that half

an hour can seem quite a long time, but in subsequent

evenings it doesn’t. The reverie can work to calm. The

sessions begin at 6pm, conveniently early in the evening,

and you don’t have to book. Just turn up and join in the

circle of people, all with the same idea of sitting quietly,

thinking and meditating.

In this busy world when you feel as though there is not

enough time to do everything, this is a chance to break

off for half an hour or so, relax, contemplate, think your

thoughts, and sit in a friendly quiet.

Not a bad idea for a resolution for 2020, perhaps. . .



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experience and specialises in providing the highest

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Nothing Happens in January?

Nothing happens in January,

does it?

It’s a question we hear quite a lot

from homeowners thinking of selling

but considering putting things off

until Spring.

While some of us will be recovering from the

excesses of the festive season, many people are

keen to make changes.

The period between Boxing Day and New Year’s

Eve sees a huge surge in the amount of people

visiting Rightmove, the leading property portal. These

high numbers continue throughout January.

A recent study put this phenomenon down to

people having free time over the Christmas break to

think about the changes they want to make, such as:

A new job because returning to their old ones after the

holidays fills them with dread.

A new partner because getting under each other’s

feet for a fortnight has been a straw that broke the

relationship camel’s back.

A new home – this one is right up there towards the

top of the list.

During the festive break, people often start thinking

they need a bigger home for a growing family. Or a

smaller one now that the kids have flown the nest.

Stephen Newberry

Some people want to move to be nearer to loved

ones, others to be further away.

And it’s these sorts of people who will be taking

action this month.

January is a time when serious buyers re-enter the

market. It’s a time when the people most motivated

to change where they live get moving and start

looking with serious intent.

Thanks for reading and we wish all our

clients and readers of Seaford Scene a

Happy New Year.

Andrew and Stephen

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current market? Call us for a free valuation and a noobligation


Estate Agents

Andrew Tully

Newberry Tully Estate Agents 53 Church Street, Seaford (opposite Seaford

Health Store) Tel: 01323 490001

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S. J Hampton

Removals, Deliveries & Storage - Fully Insured

Removals & Storage

H Local - Long distance

H Full - Part loads

H Full packing service available

H Packing materials supplied

H Piano removals

H Fully insured H Free quotations

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Family law specialists

When times are difficult, don’t face them alone.

We understand that family issues are personal

and arise at a time of great stress to you and

your family. Our team will offer you one-to-one

support, specialist advice and guide you every

step of the way.

Our specialist team are able to offer advice

regarding divorce/dissolution of a civil

partnership, financial matters arising as a

consequence of your divorce/dissolution of

your civil partnership, cohabitation, pre and

post-nuptial agreements and children matters

(including Grandparents rights).

We have family law specialists available who

can provide legal advice and dispute resolution

services, including family mediation and

collaborative law. If you would wish to speak

with one of our Family Law Specialists, please

contact our friendly team.

Call us on 0800 84 94 101


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Tasker Osman & Co.

Financial Accountants


Phone: 01273 512749


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Accountancy Services

Seaford Railway Station, Seaford, BN25 2AR

We offer a full range of accounting services

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• Company Accounts

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Seaford Station

Railway Planters

Many of you will have seen the

new planters appearing at Seaford Station provided by

Martello Rotary under the adopt a station programme

with Southern Rail. Hopefully by the time you are

reading this, the local school children will be well into

painting ‘Seaford Through the Ages’ murals ready for

installation on each planter. Keep an eye out for these

and let us have your thoughts on how we can help

keep Seaford Station an attractive hub for travellers.

British Heart Foundation

We were very

pleased to meet

Becky Burroughs

from the BHF,

who gave a short

presentation on

progress under

way with the

development of

new drugs to regulate the heartbeat. She did stress

though that broccoli was a very good way to help your

heart and is now recognised as a wonder food, so

remember to eat your greens!

Following the presentation, we were able to present to

Becky for the BHF a cheque for £1,500, funds raised

from this year’s Martello Half Marathon.

Seaford Community Calendars

Don’t forget to buy your Seaford Community

Calendars! All proceeds go towards the Seaford and

Newhaven Lifeboats and Lifeguards – beautiful pictures

taken by local people and for a very good cause. We

are very grateful to all those outlets helping to sell our

calendars, which can be obtained locally through:

Seaford: Badger Inks, JXP Financial Services, Barwell’s,

Fixed in a Flash, Grumpy Chef, Moon of India;

Newhaven: RNLI Shop, Simpson Marine;

Rodmell: Abergavenny Arms;

Alfriston: Emmett & White Antiques & Interiors.

Also available online from eBay, search Seaford

Community Calendar.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Don’t leave your poor Christmas tree to rot

in the garden after the festive season, let us

recycle it for you and help

local charities.

We will be collecting

trees on Saturday 4th

January and Sunday 5th

January. If you would

like a tree collected by

one of our cheerful

collectors please contact

us by sending your name, address and postcode to: or call: 07984 581784.

Please leave your tree outside your front door or

at the end of your path before 10am on the day of

collection. Minimum charity donation of £5 payable on

the day.

Martello Rotary meets on Monday evenings.

If you would like more information email us at: or text us

07984 581784. Use our QR code link to find

out more.

Photos (from top): Planters

at Seaford Station; last

year’s Rotary Christmas tree

collectors; presentation of

the cheque from Rodney

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Lewes District Citizens Advice


Lewes District Citizens Advice expects January

to be the year’s busiest month for debt advice:

Here are our six top tips to sort out your debts.

1) Work out how much you owe: Make a list of

who you owe money to and add up how much

you need to pay each month.

2) Prioritise your debts: Your rent or mortgage,

energy and council tax are called priority debts

and these should always be paid first. Separate

these and work out how much you owe.

3) Work out how much you can pay: Add up your

essential living costs, such as food and housing, and

take away these from your income. Any money

you have spare can be put towards your debts.

Citizens Advice budgeting tool can help.

4) Pay urgent debts: You may have several

priority debts and can’t pay them all. Contact

all your creditors to find out if you negotiate

Always pay priority creditors who are taking action

against you.

5) Pay non-urgent debts: If you have any

money left after paying priority debts, consider

getting a free debt-management plan. You’ll make

one monthly payment to the plan provider, who

will handle paying your creditors. Or contact your

creditors and offer them what you can afford

to pay.

6) If you can’t pay your debts: If you’ve got little

or no money spare to pay your priority debts seek

advice from us straight away.

For information and advice, call us on 03444

111444, visit one of our offices in Newhaven,

Lewes or Seaford or check out our website for further details.



Call for a friendly

informal chat:

01323 356008

or email Brigitte



Brigitte Shakespeare

Family Law Solicitor

Resolution Member

01323 356008

Your Local Family Law


Friendly, comprehensive and

affordable Family Law advice


• Divorce

• Dissolution of Civil Partnerships

• Separation Agreements

• Financial Settlements

• Arrangements for children

• Pre-nuptial Agreements

• Cohabitation Agreements

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Divorce and separation can be difficult and stressful.

Which is why having the right legal support is so important.

At Barwells Solicitors, our family law experts will work closely

with you to understand your situation, so they can guide

you in making the decisions that are right for you.

We offer Free First Advice so if you’re facing a separation,

contact us on the details below to discuss how we can help

and to see if we are the right solicitors for you.


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Local, friendly and reliable

Accounts welcome

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What’s On In January?

Wednesday 1st Jan 2020

Newhaven & Seaford Sailing

Club Piddinghoe Pond

2pm. New Year’s Day Race.

Thursday 2nd

Seaford Folk Songs and

Tunes Circle

The Office Bar, Saxon Lane

8pm. Singers, musicians and

audience welcome to perform

or listen. Host: Derek Seed.

Friday 3rd

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


Saturday 4th

Foundation of Spiritual

Healing and Guidance

St James’ Trust, 11 Blatchington


2pm - 4pm. Free healing,

Qualified approved healers in

attendance. No appointment.

Tea and cakes. Donations

welcome. Tel: 01323 896192

The Royal British Legion

Club Claremont Road

8.30pm. Jane. Tel: 01323 890154

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th

Christmas Tree Recycling

Seaford and Bishopstone

From 10am. Martello Rotary

will be collecting trees and

raising money for charity,

minimum donation asked

for £5. To arrange collection,

send your name, address and

postcode to rotarytrees@ or tel: 07984


Sunday 5th

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

Newhaven & Seaford Sailing

Club Piddinghoe Pond

10.30am. Elford Numbum

series 1 & 2.

Tuesday 7th

Health Walk

The Salts Recreation Ground

10am. Meet outside the café.

One hour, easy going, friendly

walk – keep active in winter.

All ages and abilities welcome.

Free. Tel: Lorna Neville on

01424 444675 or 07740

899559, email lorna.neville@

Seaford Head Probus Club

Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road

Monthly meeting and lunch

for members and guests.

Tel: Dennis Cockram 01323

491332, email: dcockram1@

Seaford Natural History

Society St Luke’s Church

Centre, Walmer Road

2.15pm. ‘Nature and Child

Development’, talk by Rachel

Atkinson. Tel: 01323 893526


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Wednesday 8th

Seaford Women’s Institute

Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd

2pm. Monthly meeting.

Seaford Stamp & Postcard

Club Constitutional Club,

Crouch Lane

7pm for 7.30pm. The speaker is

Tony Hope talking on ‘1840 and

All That’. Stamp and postcard

collectors welcome. Tel: 01323


Splash Point Jazz Club

The View, Seaford Head Golf

Club, Southdown Road

7pm. The Neal Richardson

Trio with special guest. Tickets

£10 on the door or online.


Cross Way Wednesday

Group Cross Way Church,

Clinton Place

7.30pm. Speaker Rev. Irene

Byron. All welcome. Visitors £1.

Thursday 9th


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


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

Family Roots, Eastbourne

& District Family History

Society Ocklynge School,

Victoria Drive, Eastbourne

7pm for 7.30pm. ‘Eastbourne

in the 1950s and ’60s’, talk by

Paul Jordan. New members

welcome. Members £1, visitors

£2.50 incl. refreshments. Tel:

Helen Warren 01323 731792

Friday 10th

Hearing Aid Maintenance,

NHS Batteries and Hearing

Loss Advice The Downs 60+

Club, Sutton Corner

10am - 12 noon (drop-in).

Meet your local, friendly team

from the East Sussex Hearing

Resource Centre. Please bring

your NHS brown book.

Tel: 01323 722505


Seaford Museum & Heritage

Society Seaford Little Theatre,

4 Steyne Road

2.30pm. ‘My Favourite Seaford

Views’, illustrated talk by

Kevin Gordon. Tickets £2

members/£5 non-members,

available from Newberry

Tully Estate Agents, 53 Church

Street, or the Museum.

Try Indoor Bowls for Free

Denton Island Indoor

Bowls Club, Denton Island,


7pm - 8.30pm. Try the game

and see the club. Bowls and

friendly, free coaching provided.

Phone and book your trial, or

just call in any time.

Tel: 01273 514664

Email: info@dentonislandbowls.

Saturday 11th

The Royal British Legion

Club Claremont Road

8.30pm. Race Night.

Tel: 01323 890154

Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th

The Diablos Seaford Little

Theatre, 4 Steyne Road

7.30pm (Sat), 7pm (Sun).

Country rock band from

Brighton launches new album.

Complimentary soft drinks and

nibbles, BYO alcohol. Tickets £8.

Tel: 07984 280067


Sunday 12th

Seven Sisters Lace Society

WI Hall, Claremont Road

10am - 4pm. Make lace with

a friendly group meeting bimonthly

on the 2nd Sunday.

of the month. All lace makers

welcome including beginners.

Tel: Jenny Gibbs 01323 483659

Newhaven & Seaford Sailing

Club Piddinghoe Pond

10.30am. Elford Numbum

series 3 & 4.

Tuesday 14th

Health Walk Martello Tower

10am. Meet beside the café.

One hour, easy going, friendly

walk – keep active in winter.

All ages and abilities welcome.

Free. Tel: Lorna Neville on

01424 444675 or 07740

899559, email lorna.neville@

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

Wednesday 15th

U3A Coffee Morning

Constitutional Club, Crouch


10am - 12 noon. £2 for coffee

and nibbles. Open to members

and non-members. No need

to book, just come along and

meet the members.

National Trust Seaford

Association (NTSA)

Kings Church, Steyne Road

2.30pm. ‘Thomas Cromwell

and the Sussex Monasteries’,

talk by Helen Poole. New

members (including non-NT

members) are most welcome.

Thursday 16th

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Seaford & Eastbourne

Area Group Victoria

Baptist Church, Eldon Road,


7.30pm. ‘Honey-buzzards,

Hawfinches and Goshawks in

Sussex’, illustrated talk by Mark

Mallalieu, ornithologist. £3 SWT

members/£4 visitors. Tel: 01424

777291 or 07946 753135.

Friday 17th

Hearing Aid Maintenance,

NHS Batteries and Hearing

Loss Advice St James’ Trust,

11 Blatchington Road

10am - 12 noon (drop-in).

Meet your local, friendly team

from the East Sussex Hearing

Resource Centre. Please bring

your NHS brown book.

Tel: 01323 722505


Quiz Night

The View, Seaford Head Golf

Club, Southdown Road

7pm. The Young Mayor’s

general knowledge quiz night,

raising funds for Water Refill

Stations. £5 per person, teams

of max. 6. Optional £10 quiz

night bar menu available.

To book, email: sue.treadwell@

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th

Seaford Musical Theatre:

Dick Whittington

The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane

7.30pm (Fri, Sat), 2.30pm

(Sat, Sun). Also on Fri 24th

- Sun 26th. Traditional family

pantomime for all ages. Tickets

£12 (adults)/£8 (students/

children)/£35 (family 2 adults,

2 children). Available from

Seaford Tourist Information

Centre, 37 Church Street, tel:

01323 897426, or online.


Saturday 18th

The Royal British Legion

Club Claremont Road

8.30pm. Vesprettas.

Tel: 01323 890154

Open Church Café

St Leonard’s Church,

Church Street

10am - 12.30pm. All welcome!

Sunday 19th

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:

Newhaven & Seaford Sailing

Club Piddinghoe Pond

10.30am. Elford Numbum

series 5 & 6.

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. To book call June

01323 890175.

Monday 20th

Newhaven & Seaford Sailing

Club Seaford Clubhouse

7pm. NSSC Board Meeting

(members only).


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Tuesday 21st

Health Walk

The Salts Recreation Ground

10am. Meet outside the café.

One hour, easy going, friendly

walk – keep active in winter.

All ages and abilities welcome.

Free. Tel: Lorna Neville on

01424 444675 or 07740

899559, email lorna.neville@

Seaford Natural History

Society St Luke’s Church

Centre, Walmer Road

2.15pm. ‘Looking for Whales

and Dolphins’, talk by Anna

Bunney. Tel: 01323 893526


Plastic Free Seaford

The Seven Sisters, Alfriston Rd

7pm. Community meeting.

Share ideas and learn how

to live without plastic. Email:

Friday 24th

Christian Aid Quizaid

Evening Cross Way Church,

Clinton Place

7pm. Bring your own drink

and glasses. £7, entrance by

advance tickets only.

Tel: 01323 894899

Comedy Seaford

The View, Seaford Head Golf

Club, Southdown Road

7.45pm (doors 7pm). Hosted

by Julie Jepson. Tickets £10 on

the door or online.

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th

Seaford Musical Theatre:

Dick Whittington

The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane

7.30pm (Fri, Sat), 2.30pm

(Sat, Sun). Also on Fri 17th

- Sun 19th. Traditional family

pantomime for all ages. Tickets

£12 (adults)/£8 (students/

children)/£35 (family 2 adults,

2 children). Available from

Seaford Tourist Information

Centre, 37 Church Street, tel:

01323 897426, or online.


Saturday 25th

The Royal British Legion

Club Claremont Road

8.30pm. Backbeat.

Tel: 01323 890154


Sunday 26th

Newhaven & Seaford Sailing

Club Piddinghoe Pond

10.30am. Elford Numbum

series 7 & 8.

Corelli Ensemble

St Pancras Church, Irelands

Lane, Lewes

4pm. Programme includes

Handel, Mozart, Beethoven,

Grieg and Rutter. Followed by

refreshments and a chance

to meet the performers. Also

on at Seaford Baptist Church,

Belgrave Road, 4pm, Sun

2nd Feb. Tickets £14 on the

door/£12 in advance from

Seaford Tourist Information

Centre, 37 Church Street, or

online. Children free.

Tuesday 28th

Health Walk Martello Tower

10am. Meet beside the café.

One hour, easy going, friendly

walk – keep active in winter.

All ages and abilities welcome.

Free. Tel: Lorna Neville on

01424 444675 or 07740

899559, email lorna.neville@

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@

Wednesday 29th

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.


Thursday 30th

Seaford Horticultural

Society St Leonard’s Church

Hall, Church Lane

7pm. Members’ social evening.

‘The Museum of Gardening/

The Budding Foundation’, talk

by Clive Gravett.

Friday 31st

Seaford Community Cinema

The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane

7.30pm. ‘Yesterday’ (12A).

Tickets £6/£5/£3.50, from

Seaford Tourist Information

Centre, 37 Church Street, or


Coming up

Sunday 2nd February

Corelli Ensemble Seaford

Baptist Church, Belgrave Road

4pm. Programme includes

Handel, Mozart, Beethoven,

Grieg and Rutter followed by

refreshments and a chance to

meet the performers. Profits

to Homelink. Also on at St

Pancras Church, Lewes, 4pm,

Sun 26th Jan. Tickets £14 on

the door/£12 in advance from

Seaford Tourist Information

Centre, 37 Church Street, or

online. Children free.

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

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,



Jewellery Classes Seaford

Mon: 6 - 9pm, Wed: 10am

- 2pm, Fri: 10am - 2pm. Tel

07952 195341, email: info@, www.leprevost.

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


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

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?

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


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@ or call Pat on 01273


Seaford Art Club

Downs Leisure Centre

Fri: 2-4pm. A friendly,

active group of enthusiastic,

competent artists. Weekly

practical sessions, and some

demonstrations. Gallery visits

and other trips during the year.

A selection of paintings are

displayed at The View, Seaford

Golf Club. Tel Shirley 01323

899433 Email: seafordartclub.@

Seaford Machine Knitting Club

Baptist Church, Belgrave Rd

2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm.

Tel: Helen Doran on 01323

872218 or email: hdoran@

Seaford Photographic Society

The Martello Room, Seaford

Constitutional Club, Crouch

Lane Fri: 7.45pm (doors 7pm).

September to May.



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.

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.


Cuckmere Valley Transition

Group George Inn, Alfriston

1st Thurs of month: 7pm

Energy Group meeting.

Tel: 01323 870409 email:

www. cuckmerevalleytransition.

Diabetes Support Group The

Archway, 1 Blatchington Rd

1st Sat of month: 2pm-

3pm. Informal meeting

to share experiences.

Contact 01273 519149

or email healthylifestyles@

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: 07516 934927

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 Blatchington Pond

Conservation Society

East Blatchington Pond

Sat: 10am - 12 noon.

Weekly working party. More

volunteers would be welcome.

Enjoy the wildlife and help

your community.


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

East Sussex Family & Carers’

Team Various locations incl.

Newhaven & Eastbourne

Cranstoun’s East Sussex FACT

supports people who are

being affected by someone

else’s substance misuse and

mental health issues (dual

diagnosis). Emotional and

practical help, support groups,

activities and social events.

Tel: 07920 786352 or 07795



Family Learning Group

Denton Island Community

Centre, Newhaven

Various courses for parents/

carers and under 5s. Crêche

available. For more details, tel:

Carly: 01273 517250

Email: familylearning@

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.

Tel: 01273 519149

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

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


The Havens Day Clubs for

Over 65s Kempton House,

Peacehaven: Tues: 10am-3pm,

or half day. Newhaven Age

Concern Club: Weds: 10am-

3pm, or half days. Care, support,

friendship and respite care.

Run by Age UK East Sussex.

Tel Nicola on 07850 987131,

Lewes office 01273 476704

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


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.

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.


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@

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: Wendy 01323 490833

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.


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Martello Rotary

Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road

Mon: 7.15pm for 7.45pm.

Tel: 07984 581784 or email:


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)

The Kings Church, Steyne Road

3rd Weds of month: 2.30pm.

Illustrated talks on subjects

from Oct to March. Outings

from spring to autumn plus

other social and fundraising

events. New members

welcome. Visitors £2.50.

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


Newhaven Youth Club Lewes

Road Hut, Robinson Road,

Newhaven Weds: 6.30-8.30pm.

For young people aged 11+.

Info 01273 517250 or youth@

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.

Royal Antidiluvian Order of

Buffaloes RAF Club, Wish

Road, Eastbourne

Sun: 4pm. Weekly meetings.

Tel: 07766 404133 or 07709

290934 or email: dkg53@

The Royal Society of

St George

Monthly events. England’s

leading patriotic society.

Contact Chairman 01323

899985 or email: 514928@

Seaford Afternoon Flower

Club Seaford Baptist Church,

Belgrave Road

3rd Thurs of month:1.30pm

for a 2pm start. No meeting in

January. 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:


Seaford Bridge Club

Downs Leisure Centre,

Sutton Road

Tues:1.15 for 1.30pm - 5pm

(in Sutton Hall).

Weds & Fri: 6.15 for 6.30pm -

9.45pm (in 60+ Club).

Friendly duplicate bridge

sessions. Tel: 01323 893626

Email: gillespiejohn6@gmail.


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 (not in

January). 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

every 1st Sun of each month.

Tel: 01323 898222

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 Rotary

Seaford Golf Club, Firle Rd

Weds: 12.45 for 1pm. Weekly


Seaford Social Club for Blind

& Partially Sighted People

St Peter’s Hall, Belgrave Road

1st Thurs of month: 2-4pm.

Entertainment and tea.

Tel: ESAB 01323 832252

Seafordspirit: Seaford

Independent Spiritualist

Church 3 Warwick Road

Tues: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Healing. Thurs: 7.30pm Divine

Service. Friday: 10.30pm -

12 noon Healing. Alternate

Saturdays: Clairvoyant

Evenings 7.30pm. Demos/

workshops see website. All

welcome. Tel 01323 737407

Email: enquiries@seafordspirit.

Seaford Stamp & Postcard

Club Constitutional Club,

Crouch Lane

2nd Weds of month: 7.15pm.

Monthly speaker. All stamp and

postcard collectors welcome.

Tel: 01323 492433

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@

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

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.

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


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:

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.

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@

Seahaven (Afternoon) Trefoil

Seaford Museum & Heritage Guild Afternoon Meeting

Society Martello Tower St Leonard’s Church Hall,

Wednesday: 2pm-4pm Church Lane, off Church St.

Saturday, Sunday & bank 1st Tues of month: 2.30 -

hols: 11am-4pm. Groups by 4.30pm. Tel: 01323 897959

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Wellbeing Group for

Young People Denton

Island Community Centre,

Newhaven, BN9 9BA

Tues: 4.30pm - 5.30pm starting

27th August. A 6-week group

workshop focussing on self

esteem, confidence, resilience,

goal setting, and mental

health. For young people

between 12-16 years. Tel:

01273 517250. Email: youth@

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



Clinton Centre Café

Cross Way Church, Clinton Pl.

Tues: 10am - 11.30am. Coffee/

tea and biscuit or toast and

butter, £1. Tel: 01323 873262

Coffee Morning & Bring &

Buy St Luke’s Church Hall,

Walmer Rd

Weds: 10am - 12 noon

Coffee Pot Chyngton

Methodist Church Hall

Thurs: 10 - 11.30am. Assorted

items on sale. Disabled access.

Friendly atmosphere.

Tel: 01323 891534

East Dean Farmers’ Market

East Dean Village Hall, Village

Green Lane off Gilberts Drive

Weds: 10am - 12.30pm.

01323 423481

Family Learning and Youth


For information tel: 01273

517250, email: familylearning@

International Coffee Morning

St Leonard’s Church Hall,

Church Lane

2nd & 4th Weds of month:

10.30am - 12.30pm. February-

December, term time only.

Local Indoor Market

Cross Way Church (formerly

known as the Clinton Centre)

Clinton Place

Fri: 10.30am - 2.30pm. Local

community market. Affordable

cafe open from 11am. Run by

Sussex Markets. Info and stalls

call Wendy on 07883 611677.

Facebook: SussexMarkets

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

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

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

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

Plastic Free Seaford

The Seven Sisters (function

room) Alfriston Road

3rd 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 (July to

September only).

Garden open, plants and

produce for sale. All welcome.

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


Seaford Street Markets

Sutton Road

2nd & 4th Friday of the

month: 9am - 1pm. www.


Seaford Tree Wardens

Various locations

1st Saturday & 3rd Tuesday:

Mornings: two-hour sessions

caring for Seaford’s newly

planted trees. Tools provided.

For details visit the Facebook

page or seafordtreewardens.

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@



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@

Ladies’ clubs


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


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@

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


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:

Seaford NWR (National

Women’s Register) Members’

homes and out and about

Various days: For women who

are interested in everything

and talk about anything. More

details visit

or contact us directly by email:

Seaford Sweethearts WI

Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd

4th Tues of month: 8pm -

10pm. For further info about

attending, please email: hello@

Seaford Women’s Circle

The Yurt at Florence House

Last Weds of month: 7pm

(December date TBC). 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.


Seaford Women’s Institute

Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd

2nd Weds of month: 2pm.

Monthly meeting. Other

activities include:

Mon: Art (weekly); Play Reading


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(fortnightly). Weds: Gentle

yoga (not on 2nd Weds); Craft

& Chat (1st & 3rd Weds only).

Plus seasonal walking group.

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

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.

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: 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.

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@

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,


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

new members. Tel: Mary 01323

351882. Last Mon of month:

£1 Tea and toast Charity

Breakfast. Tel: Debbie 07596

709044. Weds: 7.30 - 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


The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane

Weds: 6 - 8pm. Performance

based learning for young

people. Tel: 07468 916302 or


Seaford Silver Band Seaford

Head School, Steyne Road

Weds: 8 - 10pm. Rehearsals.

New members welcome.

Tel: 01323 892424 or

07740 646386 visit www.

Seaford Sings Seaford Baptist

Church, Belgrave Road

Thurs: 7.30 - 9pm. Community

choir raising funds for Cancer

Research UK. No experience

necessary, no booking required.

Suggested £5 donation per

session. Tel: Martin Neill 07925

548217. Email: Martinneill139@

Seaford Youth Drama Group

Kings 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@

Sound Baths The Yurt, Florence

House, Southdown Road

1st and 3rd Tues of the

month: Bathe in these lovely

soothing sounds. Tel 07515


South Downs Society of

Recorder Players St James’

Trust, Blatchington Road

4th Sat of the month: 2 - 5pm.

Contact the secretary, email:

U3A Orchestra

Seaford Baptist Church,

Belgrave Road

Fri: 10am - 12 noon (Sept-

May). All instruments and

abilities welcome. Friendly

people playing a variety of fun

music. Tel: Pat 07949 557117

U3A Recorder Group

St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd

Weds: 2 - 4pm. Tel: Val

Underhill on 01323 895230

Email: val.underhill@googlemail.


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

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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@

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


Baby and Toddler Experience

Seaford, Lewes and Newhaven

Classes for babies & toddlers

to develop, learn, and have fun.

Tel: 07834 231971 www.the


Piglets Toddler Group

St Thomas More Church

Wednesdays: 9.30 - 11.30am.

Facebook: Piglets Seaford

Scallywags Play Group

Seaford Baptist Church,

Belgrave Road

Fridays (term-time): 9.30 -

11am. Toys, songs, refreshments,

for adults with pre-school

children.£1 per adult. Tel: 01323

896009 (mornings) Email:


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

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

Ballet, Tap, Modern & Jazz

Seahaven Dance, Seaford and


Mon - Sat Contact Mechele

on 07738 831616, email:

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.

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

Body Vibes

Windover Fitness, nr Alfriston

Tues: 10am. Thurs: 6.30pm

and 7.30pm. Tel: 01323

871554/07930 738034

Body Works Seaford Baptist

Church, Belgrave Road

Fri: 2pm: All age circuits,

2.45 - 4pm: Older adult stretch

& tone. £5 pp. Tel: 01323

871554/07930 738034

Boxercise ® Wave Leisure,

Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven

Mon: 7pm. Circuits and

Bootcamp. Tues: 7.30pm.

Cardio Padwork and Aerobox.

Classes suitable for beginners.

Tel: 01273 510784 or book at:

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


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@

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 to help you

start running, finishing with

local parkrun. Tel: 01273

519149 or healthylifestyles@

Crouch Bowling Club

Crouch Gardens, East Street

April-Sept: Outdoor bowling

club. All age groups welcome.

Free coaching by qualified

coaches. Oct-April: We have

an indoor season of short mat

and skittles, plus an active

social calendar throughout the

year. Tel: 01323 654788 www.

Cycle Seahaven

Various locations

Organised rides for MTB

and road riders of all levels

of fitness and experience. £7

per year. All rides are listed on

Denton Indoor Bowls Club

Denton Island, Newhaven

Mon - Sun: 9am - 7pm. New

members welcome.

Tel 01273 514664


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


Seaford Head Lower School

Dance Studio, Steyne Road

Tues: 6.15pm - 7.15pm. Part

exercise, part dance, all fun.

Tel: Margaret 07592 026814

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


Forces Fit

The Salts Recreation Ground

Mon & Weds: 7pm Sun: 10am

Free tasters available. Book

online at

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

GOSH in the Havens – Walks


Every Weds morning: Green

and open spaces for health

walking groups. All walks 90

minutes. Fresh air, friendly

people, gentle exercise, nature

and a cuppa. Contact our

Health Champion Volunteer

Leader Dawn Paul on 07966

842232 or email dawn.

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@

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@


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.

Line Dancing

Daytime classes for mixed

abilities. Tel Val on 01323


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


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@

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.


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 & 7pm-

9pm. 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 &


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Tums Children welcome. £25

for 5. New members first 3

classes £10. www.facebook.


Tel Alex 07540 551054

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


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@

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:

Facebook: Whittfit Training,

Brighton – Steve Whittemore

Outdoor Yoga

Yin in the Havens

10.30am. Feel grounded

and relaxed in a natural

setting whilst working on

your wellbeing. Free sessions.

Donations welcome. Contact

or 07816 154644 to book.

Outdoor Walks & Activities

Seaford, Newhaven,

Peacehaven, Eastbourne

Free, informal, friendly group

walks and gardening outdoor

activities. Tel: 01273 519149,

email: healthylifestyles@

Pilates – Alfriston Pilates

Lower Ground Floor Studio,

1-3 Dane Road

Daily except Sunday. Pilates,

Yoga, Kettlebells and Tai Chi.

Tel: Shona 07903 671962

Email: alfristonpilates@

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@

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@

Pilates Mat & Barre

Dance Studio. Seaford Head

School, Steyne Road

Thurs: 6.15pm - 7.15pm. With

Karen Hall. Tel: 07944 785520


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


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.

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.

Scottish Country Dancing

Alfriston War Memorial Hall,

4 The Tye, Alfriston

Tues: 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:

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

October until April: Winter

Season. Outdoor bowls now

finished until April. Short mat

bowls in the clubhouse. Weekly

whist session. Many themed

events. Please enquire about

our friendly club. New

members welcome. Tel: 01323

892831. Email: honsec@

Seaford Cricket Club Salts

Recreation Ground, Park Rd

All Stars 8-week cricket

programme for boys and girls,

5-8 years. Junior outdoor

training. Fri: 6pm-7pm. Under

10s to under 13s. 7pm-8pm.

Under 14s to under 16s. Email:

Senior outdoor training

Tues & Thurs: 6.30pm-8pm.

Senior home matches in the

Sussex League. Also Sunday

and mid-week friendlies.


New players and beginners


Seaford Kurlers

Downs Leisure Centre,

Sutton Road, Seaford

Tues: 2 - 4pm. All welcome.

First visit free. Contact June

Wood on 01323 895376 or

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 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


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:

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:


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 or healthylifestyles@

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

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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:



Wave Leisure Health Walks

From Downs Leisure Centre,

Sutton Road

Thurs: 10am. Tel: 01323 490011

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@

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:

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 – In Balance Hatha Yoga

WI Hall, Claremont Road

Tues: 10am - 11.15am and

6pm - 7.15pm. Weds: 7pm-

8.15pm. Fri: 9-10.15am.

Small group Hatha Yoga

sessions for all abilities.1-2-1

yoga sessions can be arranged.

Relaxing body and therapeutic

sports massages also available.

Tel: Sophie 07444 549859,

email: inbalancesussex@gmail.


Yoga Meditation Pilates

Studio, Seaford Osteopathic

Clinic, Warwick Road

Fri: 6pm - 7pm. Unwind and

look after your body and mind.

Donation. Tel: 07944 785520


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

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.


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:

Yoga – Transformation

Hatha Yoga St James’ Trust,

Blatchington 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

Yoga with Therese

Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd

Mon: 6.30pm - 8pm

Weds: 10am - 11.30am

Bishopstone Village Hall

Thurs: 10.30am - 12 noon

St James’ Trust, Blatchington


Thurs: 7.30pm - 8.45pm

All ages welcome. Also regular

sound baths and workshops.

Tel Therese on 07515 961327

or email: theresesaunders7@

Yoga – Yin Yoga with Jacqui

St James’ Trust, 11 Blatchington


Thurs & Sat: 9.30am -

10.45am. A slow and quiet

floor-based practice, increasing

strength and flexibility while

reducing stiffness. Connecting

mind and body, helping reduce

stress and anxiety. Suitable for

all levels. To book or find out

more, tel: Jacqui 07816 154644

Email: jacqui.johnston@hotmail.

Seaford Scene makes

every effort to ensure the

What’s On? listings are

as up to date as possible,

however, if details have

changed, or a club/event

is no longer running,

please contact Seaford

Scene by email to: fran@ or by

phone to 01273 710793.

Thank you.

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:

10am-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,

Weight loss

& Beauty

Overeaters Anonymous

A self-help group for people

who wish to change their

behaviour around food and


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


Weight Loss Challenge

& Wellness Club

WellnessWorks, Seaford

Fri: 11am. £35 for 12 weeks.

Free private consultation by

appointment. 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@

Yoga – Satyam Yoga

Yoga – Himalayan Hatha Yoga

Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd

Dance Studio, Seaford Head

Thurs: 10am -11.30am. All

School, Steyne Road

levels of ability, beginners

Mon: 7pm - 8.30pm. With

welcome. £40 for 5 class

Karen Hall. Dynamic yoga to

pass, valid for 8 weeks or £10

invigorate and restore.

per class drop-in. Tel: 07774

Tel: 07944 785520



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Clive Benson 73


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Hurdis House, 10 Broad Street, Seaford BN25 1ND


To advertise in Seaford Scene please call 01273 710793 or email 135

SEAFORD OFFICE 01323 490680




Located on Seaford seafront this

detached three double bedroom,

three reception room ‘Berghaus’

designed house has stunning

uninterrupted sea views.



A four bedroom, three reception

room detached house boasting

separate double garage and

gardens to front, side and rear.



A stunning light, bright and

beautifully presented three bedroom,

three reception room detached

bungalow within a sought after

cul-de-sac. No onward chain.



A spacious and beautifully

presented four bedroom, four

reception detached house adjoining

picturesque farmland with planning

permission to extend further.




A well presented detached two

bedroom bungalow with no onward





A three bedroom, extended semi

detached house with ample off

street parking.

01323 490680

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