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MEADS COTTAGE TO LET
Early Meads cottage to let with 2 bedroom, bathroom with new walk in shower,
living room, dining/kitchen.
South facing sunny front garden, small back garden.
Built prior to 1876 an excellent example of the comfortable cattages of the era.
In the Meads Conservation area.
For more details visit
Or telephone 01323 737928
BATTLE of the BOTTLES 2019 at the DGH
Battle of the Bottles 2019 – a Wine Tasting with a Difference
7.30 pm Friday 01 March 2019
At the Restaurant, Eastbourne DGH, Kings Drive, Eastbourne BN21 2UD
Join the Friends for a ‘wine tasting with a difference’ on Friday 1 March 2019 at 7.30 pm in the Restaurant at the Eastbourne DGH. Henry Butler, from Butler’s Wine Cellars in Brighton and Tom Surgey, from Ridgeview Wine Estate, will be going head to head in a Battle of the Bottles.
A million miles from your standard wine tasting; expect humorous anecdotes, a few innuendos and lots of seriously good wine.
Guest will enjoy 6 different wines and cast their vote to choose the best.
The cost is £25 per person and booking is essential.
Please contact the Friends Office for more information on 01323 438236 or email: email@example.com
Or visit the FoEH website at: www.friendsdgh.org.uk/battle-of-the-bottles-01-march-2019/
BOURNE CHORUS - A LITTLE CHRISTMAS MUSIC
Eastbourne's award winning close vocal harmony group
Christ Church Eastbourne BN22 7NN
Sunday 2nd December at 2.30 pm
Under 16s £5
Booking Office 07799 116653
GLYNDE FORGE THOMAS GONTAR BLACKSMITH
Glynde Forge Thomas Gontar blacksmith specialising in traditional and contemporary iron work.
Gates, railings, handrails, interior ironwork, garden iron work and much more
For all commission and general enquires
Please contact Thomas on
Or why not come down and pay Thomas a visit at
Lewes BN8 6SU
THE FIRST PLASTIC AWARENESS CERTIFICATE GOES TO HARRY
Certificate number 1a65c383cef07d110c495cca705a34d1 was awarded to Harry for satisfactory completion of the plastic awareness course.
Get your certificate now go here
I want to get plastic out of the oceans
How was it ?
Thank you for taking part
MEADS PIANO SINGING & MUSIC THEORY TUTOR
Highly qualified and experienced teacher of piano, singing and music theory recently moved to Meads.
Lessons available for all ages and abilities from raw beginners to advanced, whether you're learning for exams or just for fun.
I have successfully taught all styles from classical to jazz and pop for 20 years in private practice as well as at Leeds College of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire.
Teaching Testimonial: "Catherine is a joy to work with, thorough and excellent at personalising the lesson. She is that rarest of teachers, inspirational.” Charles, piano student.
See website thepianopracticeeastbourne.co.uk
for further information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTICE LEFT BY MEADS LOCAL HERO
This notice was left firmly nailed to a roadside tree just outside the Meads parish hall.
'Geranium Cottage' local artist invites comments.
Email : email@example.com
THIS SUNDAY 13th LATE NEWS
BRING YOUR SHOES
St John's (Meads) Bowling Club based at Helen Garden, Dukes Drive, Meads is holding a 'free taster session' at Helen Garden on Sunday 13th May 2018 from 11am - 2pm for anyone who would like to try there hand at bowls. Please bring a pair of flat shoes and we'll provide the bowls and free tuition.
If you like to play a fun game in a friendly club with a green overlooking the sea we are the club for you.
Further information at www.stjohnsbowls.co.uk
Local businessmen with an eye for detail.
Meads resident Justin Futers launches JPFHomes&Gardens.
The focus is to provide practical and inspired solutions to your house, interior, outbuildings and garden spaces.
Considerable, varied experience with a background and firm understanding of interior design.
Please visit the website www.jpfhomesandgardens.co.uk
-- Office number- 01323 721299 -- Mobile number- 07465 769707
I look forward to working with you.
LETTERS FROM WARTIME EASTBOURNE
by Gillian Rogers with Michael Partridge
What was it like for Eastbourne families during WW2, when the town was one of the most-bombed on the south coast, and families were often divided? Mrs Nell Edmonds’ letters home in 1940 have been collected here, with a foreword and account of the Spencer Road bombing, which killed a number of people including Mr Edmonds, by their daughter, Gillian Rogers.
A NEW PUBLICATION
by Eastbourne Local History Society
Softback, illustrated, 20pp. £3 + £1 p & p
Purchase your copy at www.eastbournehistory.org.uk
FROG SPAWN AVAILABLE
Our garden frog has got that Spring feeling and wants to deposit her early young.
Ubfortnately a pond is not now avalable for her so she has done the best she can in a flower pot saucer.
If you have a suitable pond would you like to give these young frogs a good start in your pond.
Call 01323 737928 Meads area and collect or
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Maths success with Tutor John in Meads, Eastbourne.
Secondary school (GCSE, A level) maths tuition for all attainment levels.
Let me help you to straighten out the bits you find difficult, and regain confidence to pass those exams.
Email : email@example.com
or visit www.jrleighton.com
FOUND ON THE BEACH
Found during Saturdays (24 March 2018) beach cleanup a mobile phone In brown D30 case.
Please contact me on 01323 646602, tell me the make and the screen saver picture to confirm it is yours.
CHRIST CHURCH SEASIDE
Eastbourne BN22 7NN
4.00 pm Saturday 5th May 2018
Bourne Chorus is Eastbourne's much loved and award winning close vocal harmony group.
Singing both a cappella and accompanied this talented group of 10 singers perform a wide selection of musical pieces.
From Queen to the King' singers and pop to Puccini, Bourne Chorus are guaranteed to delight.
Box Office 07952 633448 - Tickets £10 (under 16 £5)
Also at the Tourist Information Centre, Eastbourne
Retiring collection in support of Christ Church
details on www.bournechorus.co.uk
POLYPHONY VOICES IN HARMONY
ALL SAINTS' CHAPEL
MAY 20th at 7.45 pm
Open 7.00 PM FOR £6.50 Tickets, Bar & Raffle
Advance TICKETS £5.50 from BONNERS Music Store
The Eastbourne Blind Society - enquiries 01323 729511
PROCEEDS TO THE EASTBOURNE BLIND SOCIETY
BATTLE of the BOTTLES at the DGH
On Friday 9 March 2018 Henry Butler, owner of Brighton’s oldest independent wine shops Butlers Wine Cellar and Tom Surgey from Ridgeview Wine Estate will go head-to-head in a Battle of the Bottles in support of the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital.
These two experts have each chosen three wines and will endeavour to persuade the audience that theirs’ is the best. Over three rounds (white, rosé, red) guests will taste six fantastic wines and then cast their vote to decide the victor. This is a million miles from the standard wine tasting and guests can expect humorous anecdotes, a few innuendos and lots of seriously good wine as these two titans of the wine world collide.
This special event costs £25 per person and is being held at The Restaurant, Eastbourne DGH, at 7.30 pm on Friday 9 March 2018.
Booking is essential
- please call the Friends Office on: 01323 438236 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit the FoEH website at: www.friendsdgh.org.uk
where you can find out more about this and other events.
Money raised will go to support the Eastbourne DGH and the Friends Trio of Special Projects for 2018 for Cardiology, Speech and Language Therapy and Max Fax/Orthodontics.
May the best wine win!
Thank you in advance for your help.
TOP CAT & TAILS ~ YOUR CATS LOOKED AFTER WHILE YOU ARE AWAY
Thank you to my clients in Meads for all the cuddles and purrs received from your cats this year whilst you have been away.
I’m looking forward to looking after them again in 2018 and helping new clients with their holiday pet care needs.
My name is Hilary Dale and I live in Meads, Eastbourne.
I am married with two grown up daughters. We all love cats, having had cats from when the girls were very small.
Numbers of cats in our house have ranged from one to three (although at one point we also had a litter of four adorable kittens!)
We start looking after your pets on the day of your departure (or as specified by you).
Other pets within the same household can also be considered.
Call me on 07540549739 or email me at email@example.com
to discuss your requirements.
Or our website at www.topcatandtails.co.uk
When not looking after other people's pets, I work part-time as a matron in a boys boarding house.
I hold an enhanced CRB certificate and am trustworthy and reliable.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK MCA MEMBERS
We would like to thank MCA members who kindly bought raffle tickets and supported Meads Magic this year.
We are delighted to announce that the raffle made over £1,700.
Added to this is the money raised by the traders topped up by our generous sponsors to make a donation to Eastbourne & Wealden YMCA of £3,000.
We wish you all a very happy Christmas.
Sam, Janet, Wendy & Kirstie
Meads Magic Team
MINCE PIES AT THE WELKIN SITE - BRIGHTON UNI.
Students' Union, Eastbourne Campus
6 December 2017
Come and join us for mince pies and mulled wine.
As Christmas gallops frenetically towards us we'd like to offer a little bit of calm to help your preparations!
On Sunday 17th December between 12 and 3pm we'd love you to join us at The Starting Gate, Bishopsbourne (on the Welkin Site) for a festive feast of mince pies, mulled wine, tea, coffee (or something a little stronger!).
If you would like to come, please let us know on the email below as soon as possible.
Please RSVP directly to James Preston at BSUeastbourne@brighton.ac.uk
The Starting Gate is located to the right of the blue marker on this map.
MEADS PROPERTY SERVICES
Meads Property Services, are a local painting, decorating and refurbishment
specialist based in Meads Eastbourne.
We offer affordable prices for your project.
Established for 10 years, we have continually provided interior and exterior
painting and decorating to the local area and surrounding East Sussex.
We firmly believe that painting , restoration or any property maintenance starts with preparation. We don't just cover up the problem we fix it!
We offer a complete refurbishment package if required.
We can offer a quick solution to refurbishment, with our team of local
tradesmen, including plasterers, plumbers, electricians.
Call for a quotation:
T: 01323 730 269
M: 07868 328 404
Or visit our website for more information www.meadspropertyservices.co.uk
NOW RECRUITING IN MEADS AREA OF EASTBOURNE, NEW AND EXPERIENCED HOST FAMILIES...... to host our international students.
We require families to host students from all around the world throughout next year 2018.
Our students are aged 12-18+ years old, and stay in groups of two's and three's. We PAY extremely competitive rates, and offer excellent welfare, guidance and support to both our students and our host families.
Students are kept busy with lessons, activities and work placements and have excursions at the weekends. If you can provide a friendly, enjoyable and educational Homestay experience, please contact us on 01323 725887, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
eastbourne or visit
Info our website
for more details.
SUPPORT THE GOOD WORK OF THE LOCAL HOSPITALS
Suggested entry donation of £1 to include coffee and a mince pie.
Start your Christmas shopping early at our favourite stalls including: Gifts
Crafts and Toys.
ST SAVIOURS CHURCH POLYPHONY VOICES IN HARMONY
POLYPHONY VOICES IN HARMONY 17/12/17 FESTIVE CAROLS at St Saviours's Church , South Street
doors open at 7.00 pm the concert will start at 7.45 pm.
The event includes:- a warm welcome , an interval , an evening bar , a champagne raffle , seasonal ambience, varied music.
It is excellent value with advance tickets only £5.50 from Bonners in Eastbourne and E B S 124 Longstone Road.
Door sales £6.50 from 7.00 pm
Concert at 7.45 pm on Sunday December 17th.
Proceeds to Eastbourne Blind Society.
BOURNE CHORUS- A LITTLE CHRISTMAS MUSIC
Bourne Chorus are delighted to announce that we will be performing in a new venue this Christmas, Christ Church on Seaside.
We will bring you a selection of a capella and accompanied pieces, with songs from across the decades and genres.
There will be something for everyone, with a little bit of fun thrown in as usual!
Tickets are £10 (£5 for under 16s) available from the Box Office on 07799 116653, or from the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.
Alternatively, tickets can be purchased from
or from any member of Bourne Chorus.
Christ Church, Seaside, Eastbourne, BN22 7NN
Saturday 2 December 2017
Starts at 4:00PM
Ticket Price: £5.00 - £10.00
Box Office: 07799 116653
ART EXHIBITION AT ST ANDREW'S
The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital are holding an Autumn Art Exhibition at St Andrew’s Prep School in Meads Street Eastbourne 10am - 4 pm on: SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER 2017
SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER 2017
Admission is FREE. There will be over 200 original works of art by local artists on display and for sale at affordable prices.
At 2.30 pm on Saturday 28 October there will be a painting demonstration by a professional artist – all welcome to watch, learn and be inspired.
Money raised from the event will aid the new Radiotherapy Unit, for the treatment of cancer patients at the Eastbourne DGH – revolutionising cancer care in the area.
THE NAOMI CLOSE GATE LOCATION
I understand that there is to be a gate to stop students from cutting through to the village.
I'm sure you are aware that lots of Meads residents use this footpath as well, which I believe to be a public right of way, therefore to close it off is not acceptable.
Students are also members of the public so it is unacceptable to restrict movement of anyone.
I look forward to your comments.
Manna Academy Christian Performing Arts Classes in Meads
Encourage - Grow - Shine
For children ages 4-16
Open to all
Donations - based classes.
All teachers and helpers are DBS checked.
Lovely group classes and family-friendly community.
Please contact Sarah at email@example.com
for more info.
We'd love to welcome your children to our Academy
I am a personal trainer looking to train people who want to maximise their physical and mental health through nutrition and training.
I have access to a private fitness facility. I offer personal training sessions, exercise programs, and nutrition plans.
I specialise in functional movements, plant based dieting, and sports performance.
For more information, Please visit my website
German class for beginners with some knowledge / with German native speaker
Do you want to refresh your German or do you want to have some German practice?
A new class will start on the 7th September in the Eastbourne Library, 3pm to 4pm, 12 lessons, every Thursday, £70, the first lesson is a free trial.
We are a little group. We are learning in a communicating way with everyday scenarios, games, interviews, etc..
The class is for adults all ages.
More information: 07505 736156
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach by the Sea - Kirsty Peckham
HOW CAN COACHING HELP ME?
I help women to achieve a new
sense of purpose through
intuitive coaching conversations.
Everything depends on what you believe about yourself.
Coaching conversations can be simple, reflective, liberating and purposeful. It can enable you to focus on the important things in your life, and help to direct that focus on moving you forward.
Through guided questioning and exploration, I can help you to define your goals, find out what makes you feel alive, and assist in overcoming fears and barriers possibly preventing you from achieving the life or results you are seeking.
If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll get the same results.
Let's get curious about what is and isn't working for you, and why things are the way they are.
Visit my website www.thecoachbythesea.co.uk
Email me at email@example.com
or call 07786 134994
KILN – Fired Up for Ceramics, Glass & Enamelling.
Brand new to Eastbourne this Autumn,
With a wide range of makers, demonstrations, workshops & trade stalls, this will be a celebration of all things fired in a kiln.
KILN will be open on Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October at the Enterprise Shopping Centre, next to the Railway Station.
To keep up to date with event news, why not follow us on Facebook:
For more information, contact:
Please RSVP to:
ENJOY THE SUMMER - THE CAKES - THE TEAS - WITH US ON 20TH!
XING FU HAPPINESS
Welcome to the newly opened Chinese restaurant in your neighborhood
Xing Fu means happiness in Chinese
It's our aim to creat a comfortable dinning place, full of happiness and love, along with healthy well cooked food by our qualified master chef from China,
serving modern Chinese cuisine.
42-44 Meads Street, Eastbourne, BN20 7RG.
Make a reservation call 01323 726805
There are so many negative unpleasant terrible things going on all over the world that it is heart-warming when something in a very positive area happens. Be it magnificent or tiny. Last Sunday after getting the papers and walking back along Meads Street my mobile phone decided to part company and decide to fall to the pavement silently without my knowledge. Disaster was brewing, as it included my Visa Credit card. This card is touch-less and friendly so for a few hours on that Sunday I was working out how much could be taken out with continual touching and tapping through all the stores of Eastbourne.
But the honesty of the person who found it meant none of this happened. The lost phone and card were delivered to the police station where it eventually was re-united with its grateful user. So whoever it was last Sunday who did this good honest deed, a deep sincere thank you for your considerate and honorable action.
You have improved my view of the world and saved me sleepless nights.
The Birley Centre, Eastbourne | 7.30pm | June 28th 2017
From the creators of SEA FEVER comes:
THE FORESTS OF AULANKO
A classical concert with a twist, featuring
SIBELIUS SYMPHONY NO. 5
The Birley Centre, Eastbourne | 7.30pm | June 28th 2017
Tickets £12, including a surprise cocktail
“Moving in the extreme”
- The Independent
“Made you feel like you were at the centre of an arctic gale with frost on your chin!”
- The Guardian
The Forests of Aulanko is a concert. Just not as you know it.
In the PRE-CONCERT SHOW journey to the forests of Aulanko, home of Jean Sibelius, with music written specially for the adventure by 2012 BBC Young Composer of the Year, Alex Woolf. In the LIVE PROGRAMME NOTE, fly over the Finnish landscapes that inspired Sibelius, with tales about the composer and his world.
After a COCKTAIL inspired by the music, it’s the MAIN EVENT: a performance of Sibelius’s most iconic work, his 5th Symphony. It tells of the triumph of life over death, captures the perfection of the natural world, and contains one of the greatest melodies ever written - an arc of swans flying home to nest, captured in sound.
The Arensky Chamber Orchestra is Britain’s orchestra of revolutionaries. Extraordinary classical musicians dedicated to electrifying performance and mind-opening presentation.
Funded by the Arts Council and led by Eastbourne native William Kunhardt, the ACO are dedicated to building a second, permanent home on the South Coast. Imagine a year-round programme of daring, genre-bending, orchestral music in your town. If that sounds good, make sure you join us. The revolution needs your help.
Book online at www.wegottickets.com/eastbournecollege
Call: 01323 452255 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our goal is still to create a permanent year-round schedule of performances in the area - An Orchestra for the South Coast
With the demand and feedback of Sea Fever, we’ve taken some huge steps towards that. Discussions with the Arts Council for a quadrupled grant for next year have just begun.
William Kunhardt Artistic Director
Lou Lovegrove Yoga
Classes, One to Ones, Retreats, Workshops
Whatever your level of fitness or experience you will discover an ease of movement that comes from a deeper connection to the breath, a more flexible spine and an increased sense of calm.
I teach a gentle but powerful Hatha-based yoga, with the emphasis on embodyment and developing the connection with the breath, core strength and fluidity of the spine.
Located at my home Studio in the Meads, classes are small (maximum of 8 students) ensuring the best attention at all times.
I provide all the equipment needed, all you bring is a willing body and an open heart.
For more information check out my
or call me for a chat 07746 023 047
CREAM TEAS WITH MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT - A REAL SUMMER TREAT !
Cream Tea and Summer Fair on Sunday 4 June 2017 at East Dean Village Hall from 1.30 – 4.30 pm.
Cream teas and delicious cakes from £5 in the main hall where guests can enjoy musical entertainment from Scarlet Impact, Melodie, plus Laura & Dan.
Free entry to summer fair stalls which include: Cakes, plants, stamps, cards, jewellery, Pimms, a bottle tombola, toiletries and flowers.
Free parking and disabled access and parking.
Raising money for the Eastbourne DGH and a second CT scanner.
Stuart Smith's 'Paradise' Scrapbook
Stuart Peter Smith lived in Meads. He created a fascinating record of 'Paradise' in Meads Eastbourne
Before the burying of the green 'Warren' with housing and roads.
The extensive variety of birds and wildlife in the area before their loss of habitat.
Has anyone similar material to add to the Meads website?
DOG WALKING SERVICE
I am offering dog walking services in Eastbourne on evenings and weekends.
I own a 4 year old Border Collie called Jessie.
She's very clever and has an abundance of energy.
However, thanks to her I am competent with demanding dogs.
I currently walk two spaniels here, in Eastbourne.
I also used to walk a Springer Spaniel/Jack Russel cross named Tui.
I am currently studying physiotherapy, which has left me a little bit short of money.
I can be flexible and hopefully work around the hours you need.
I have a DBS.
£7 for an hours walk
Contact Ciaran on: 07936705012 or
PUBLIC OPEN DAYS 19th, 20th & 21st May 2017
Situated at the foot of the Long Man this medieval site dates back to 1215
A fine vaulted entrance porch turrets and mullioned window in the Great Chamber along with the comfort of Georgian rooms.
This will be a chance to see the interior of this property which has been restored by The Landmark Trust.
On Saturday 20 May at 4.30pm New Sussex Singers will be performing a programme of music for a summer evening.
This is a ticketed event at the cost of £10 per ticket.
For more information visit
or telephone 01628 512141
IN HARMONY WITH BOURNE CHORUS
4.00pm, Sunday 14th May 2017
All Saints Chapel
Eastbourne BN20 7PE
Box Office: 07799 116 653 - Tickets £10 (under 16 £5)
Also at the Tourist Information Centre, Eastbourne
Proudly supporting St Wilfrid’s Hospice
ENTER YOUR EASTBOURNE TEAM TODAY!
Relay For Life is a year-round team fundraising challenge bringing communities together to beat cancer.
Teams of family and friends fundraise for life-saving cancer research, then join a 24-hour celebration where they take turns to walk around the track through the night, showing that together we are stronger than cancer.
There are 50 Relay For Life events happening across the UK next summer.
Entry is FREE. You can join your local Relay by starting a team, joining a team or by taking part as a survivor.
Visit our website for more information
COFFEE & CAKE MORNING
Hosted by The Purple Thunder Ducks
Thursday 6th April
9.30 - 11.00am
Terminus Road Eastbourne
Eat tasty cakes, have a lovely cuppa,
chat with friends and help raise money for
Cancer Research UK Relay for Life
for more please email
Thieves about in the St Johns / Granville Road area
I have heard that there were thieves about in the St Johns / Granville Road area overnight on the 27/28th March.
A quantity of lead flashing was stolen from a garage terrace roof on the corner of Granville and St Johns.
The thieves made their way in via the side/back garden of the next door property of Normanhurst, St John’s Road.
They might have been disturbed as they left with only half of the lead, but might be back.
The police have been informed of this incident.
Please take note and warn anyone else with some lead on garages, or on any of their roofs or outhouses to be vigilant, and, if you or they see anything suspicious, to report it to the Police, using "999" if the incident is live.
If reporting an incident that has occurred then use "101" or email to
The last thing we want is a spate of this type of theft again in Meads!
Meads Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator
Dr Carolyn Rubens BA, MBBS, MRCGP, DFFP, DipMedAc
Dr Carolyn Rubens is a GP in East Sussex and a medical acupuncturist.
She lectures and examines for the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and is chair of their education committee.
You can listen to her on Chris Evans Breakfast Show, BBC Radio 2’s as their expert guest demonstrating acupuncture
Dr Rubens treats a range of conditions including musculoskeletal conditions in particular back pain and knee pain, sports injuries, chronic pain, headaches, migraines, menopausal symptoms, side effects from cancer treatment, fertility problems, pelvic pain in pregnancy, insomnia and general wellbeing.
Acupuncture is in the NICE guidelines for back pain and migraine prophylaxis.
She is registered with BUPA and other health insurers and has 14 years of experience as an acupuncturist as well as her medical background.
She will be seeing patients Eastbourne Natural Health Clinic, 69 Meads Road (734664) and Lushington Chiropractic (722499) from the start of March. Patients can self refer directly to the clinic.
To book an appointment patients can call the clinics directly from now. For further information or if you wish to discuss a case feel free to contact Carolyn directly-
POLYPHONY VOICES IN HARMONY
MAY 21st at 7.45 pm ALL SAINTS’CHAPEL
More detail on
DOORS open from 7.00 PM
For £6.50 Tickets + Bar & Raffle.
MEADS WI SPRING FAYRE
SPRING FAYRE - £1 ENTRY
SATURDAY 1 APRIL 2017
10AM – 12 NOON
ST JOHNS PARISH HALL
MEADS VILLAGE, EASTBOURNE
Come and enjoy our many stalls including books, bric-a-brac, cakes, craft, handbags, hats, jams & pickles, jewellery, nearly new, plants, raffle, tombola…….
PROCEEDS TO BE SHARED WITH SUSSEX AIR AMBULANCE
REG.CHARITY NO. 1018647
FOR SALE - 2 POANG CHAIRS
2 IKEA Poang armchairs for sale.
Both in very good condition with a blue suede like cushions and headrests.
Can be dismantled for easy transport.
£20 each. 01323646602 or email@example.com
Saturday, 18 March 2017 Opera Chorus Workshop
Opera Chorus Workshop 10.00 am to 1.00 pm, All Saints Church Hall, Grange Road, Eastbourne.
Come and sing some famous opera choruses led by Brian Newman who is well known locally for his enjoyable workshops.
No need to book, just turn up, and previous choral experience is not necessary.
Music will be provided. Cost £10.00. Hosted by Sussex Opera and Ballet Society.
BOURNE TO WRITE's creative writing workshop in St John's Parish Hall
Bourne to Write's creative writing workshop in Eastbourne will now be held in the St John's Parish Hall in Upper Meads.
Starting on 1st March 7.30pm
This may be the first regular weekly writing workshop held in Meads.
The weekly workshops are tutor led by myself and take a student-centred approach to creative writing, offering a range of strategies to help you develop as a writer.
Members are encouraged to explore their creative writing potential through self-awareness and self-discovery.
The workshops are suitable for aspiring writers of all levels and abilities and for anyone with a strong interest in reading and writing, who would like to deepen their understanding of the creative process.
For more information call or text Roddy on 07758 367479 or check out our website:
Photo shot on the morning of Tuesday 7-2-2017 at Cuckmere Haven.
By Sid Jeffery.
The Green Room Productions presents Di and Viv and Rose at the Lamb
VENUE: THE LAMB THEATRE, HIGH STREET, EASTBOURNE, BN21 1HH
DATE: MARCH 29TH—APRIL 1ST 2017
Di and Viv and Rose
at the Lamb Theatre on Wednesday 29th March and running until Saturday 1st April 2017.
Di and Viv and Rose by Amelia Bullmore was first produced at Hampstead Theatre in 2011 before a West End transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre in 2013
Aged 18, three women join forces.
Life is fun. Living is intense.
Together they feel unassailable. Crackling with wisdom and wit, Di and Viv and Rose is a humorous and thoughtful exploration of friendship's impact on life and life's impact on friendship.
PERFORMANCE TIMES: 29th March 2017—1st April 2017, 7:30pm
Doors open 7:10pm
BOX OFFICE: 01323 479732
Light weight Corinthan columns
A pair of half Corinthian columns, 2.744M(9ft) tall, from the floor to the top.
Lightweight and easily repainted.
Amateur dramatics, school plays, interior design.
Take them away for free.
01323646602 Meads location.
MORE GREENERY IN BREDE HIGH WOODS EAST SUSSEX
I am pleased to report that the Meads Village website has funded the planting of 10 trees in Brede High Woods, Sedlescombe.
So a big thank you to all Meads website contributors and supporters.
The planting, carried out by the Woodland Trust will help to improve and maintain the counties wooded areas for future generations.
This is the websites 2016 contribution to helping out, a bit late but the trees will not miss a few weeks.
This planting will also help to compensate for the website's carbon dioxide waste, released somewhere in the world to generate its operating power.
Chris Ward Editor
Celebrant of All Saints Chapel, Darley Road
Member of the Professional Fellowship of Celebrants
For those of all faiths and those of none
I am an officiant of civil ceremonies, funerals and memorials, with services of a non-religious or semi-religious nature, with readings, candles, hymns, flowers to reflect the individual beliefs of your loved one.
Call me now for a beautiful and bespoke ceremony with a personalised eulogy that represents and celebrates life.
I will meet with you and guide you through each step of the way, whatever the occasion, to make it perfect.
Your life, your values, your way - Call or text me on: 0792 309 4357
13 MEADS STREET - PROPERTY FOR SALE AT STILES, HAROLD WILLIAMS
13 Meads Street, Eastbourne, BN20 7QY
425 to 1008 sq ft (39.48 to 93.64 sq m) Leasehold £14,000 Per annum
The property comprises a ground floor retail unit with basement. The unit is currently set up as a hairdressers and the property is available as is.
Ground Floor - 425sq ft (39.18sq m)
Basement - 468sq ft (43.48sq m)
Washing Area/Stores - 115sq ft (10.68sqm)
TOTAL - 1,008sq ft (93.34sqm)
More information at
Right at Home Eastbourne is a quality home care provider, owned and run by local Meads residents David and Ulrica Delaney.
We are committed to making a difference every day by maintaining independence, dignity and well-being for those we support.
Our services include but are not limited to companionship, personal care and Alzheimer’s and dementia support, as well as hospital to home service, end of life care and Live-In/24 Hour Care. We believe in 1 hour visits as a minimum, to achieve the best results for our clients, and we match the Client to the CareGiver, which builds a trusting relationship.
Right at Home employees do not wear uniforms, as we believe in maintaining our clients’ privacy.
If you would like to speak to us either regarding care or the possibility of becoming a CareGiver, please feel free to contact us on 01323-414 658 or visit our website
Our doors are always open if you would prefer to visit us over a cup of coffee!
GUARDIAN ADVICE Based in the heart of Meads
GUARDIAN ADVICE provides independent mortgage & protection advice to people from all walks of life.
We understand that everyone’s financial situations, personal histories and life goals are unique which is reflected in the specialist advice we give.
Established in 2001.
Our contact details are:
T: 01323 409 849
F: 01342 770 125
HAS ANYONE LOST A BLACK CAT IN THE MEADS STREET AREA ?
yesterday evening the cat was taken to St Annes Vets , 6 St Anne’s Road , 01323 640 011 . it was scanned , showing no chip ;
it is a mature male , black with white paws and not neutered , which , i am advised , may mean that it roamed far from it’s home .
v kindly St Annes will keep the cat for a few more days
sadly i found a dead black cat with white paws in my garden at 27 Meads Street last Thursday morning , no injuries , hidden in a corner under thick ferns . it had come here before ,
never begged and altogether was a v welcome visitor .
it doesn’t have a collar and though people have seen it around no one knows who it might belong to .
Gerd Christian Seeber
PUNCH & JUDY SHOWS AND TALKS ON MAGIC FOR ALL
Suitable for all types of social groups from WI to history societies, set price for lectures within 25 miles of Eastbourne.
For further details please contact Ray on 07778 642687 or 01323 509622
Punch and Judy shows for schools fairs fetes promotions etc.
Ray Sparks “Eastbourne’s” Punch and Judy man fully PL insured and DBS checked
or 01323 509622 for availability and further details
Facepainting for parties fairs fetes store openings or promotions school events
fully insured and self contained for further details contact Jacqui on
01323 509622 or 07759 168476 or
Meads "Neighbourhood Watch ALERT
Apart from anything you may read in today's Herald about burglaries in Meads of late, there have been two incidents mid-this week in Meads.
The first involved a youngish male door cold caller in Beachy Head Road claiming to be from Betterware.
He said that the lady of the house had ordered items and he was here to deliver and collect the money.
The lady was out and her frail husband was taken aback and uncertain as to what to do. In the event he left the front door open and the male followed him to eventually be given £45.
No goods had been ordered and those left were in no way worth the £45 paid.
The lady reported the incident and has a reference number. The police called to see them both later after the call.
If anyone has any information about the male, please get in touch with 101 or by email to
The other concerns a picnic table and attached seating (pub style table) and a bench stolen from the garden of a property in Darley Road. The item was rather heavy and would have required at least two persons to handle it.
The loss has been reported and a reference number acquired.
Again, If anyone has any information, please get in touch with 101 or by email to
It is that time of the year when anything can happen. If you value your property, make sure it is secure.
One other point concerns the recent approaches to mainly single women by a male sometimes from a Jaguar car with an opener of "haven't I seen you at one of my events". He portrays himself as an antiques dealer and would welcome looking at anything in your home to see if he could buy anything. Sometimes he adds that he holds valuation sessions in a seafront hotel or that he is intending to open a antiques shop in Meads. BE VERY WARY AND ON ONE'S GUARD.
One does not know where befriending him may lead to."
SHOP WANTED IN MEADS VILLAGE
Hi, I am looking to rent a shop in meads village for a dog groomers (I already have pugs in a tub in ESK) I wonder if you ever find out about shops that may be for let?
I notice my dress agency is empty but no details are available if you hear if anything please let me know or pass on my details.
If you have any info please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a mobile Personal Trainer,
I am fully insured, fully qualified and have my own equipment.
I will come up with a bespoke training programme suited to your needs and goals and it's all done in the comfort of your own home.
Get in touch for a FREE consultation.
Call/Text Emma 075231154.
FESTIVE OPEN DAY WILMINGTON PRIORY
Friday 18 to Monday 21 November 10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday 22 November 10 am - 1.00pm
Join us at our WWII Home Front Themed Stir-up Sunday. Our resident cook will be busy in our kitchen all weekend showing you how to create a Christmas feast 'on the ration'
Situated at the foot of the Long Man, this medieval site dated back to 1215
Entry is free.
"CHRISTMAS POLYPHONY" at 7.45 pm
"CHRISTMAS POLYPHONY" at 7.45 pm
All Saints' Chapel , Meads , Eastbourne on Sunday 18th December.
A concert of carols & seasonal songs with Polyphony Voices In Harmony a cappella & accompanied by piano , flute & accordion.
Tickets £5.50 at Eastbourne Blind Society or Bonners Music Store or £6.50 at the door. Proceeds in aid of the EBS.
A Champagne charity raffle, interval & bar from 7.10 may enhance your evening.
We aspire to inspire .
OSTEOPATH IN MEADS - PAIN RELIEF FROM EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL
I am a registered Osteopath and I have recently founded Meads Osteopathic Clinic at 28 Milnthorpe Road.
As an introductory offer, I am offering all Meads residents a free 30 minute consultation and assessment!
An osteopath is a primary health care official, trained for 5 years in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of pain, including back, shoulder, knee, hip, neck, head, arm, leg and foot pain, I also offer medical acupuncture, a pain management programme and cranial osteopathy for babies, children and adults.
Call me on 01323 655 360 or 07715 116817. I look forward to being able to help you.
WINE TASTING - SUPPORT THE FoEH WITH A GLASS OF WINE!
Join the FoEH for a very special evening and taste a range of delicious English Sparkling Wines from the Ridgeview Estate in Ditchling, on Friday 7 October at 8 pm.
Guests will enjoy 4 full glasses from a selection of acclaimed English Sparkling Wine for only £30 pp and will receive a 15% discount on wine ordered on the night.
The event will be held in The Restaurant, lower ground floor of the Eastbourne DGH.
Please call the Friends Office on 01323 438236 or email: email@example.com
We are raising money to support the Eastbourne DGH and towards a Second CT Scanner for the hospital.
RELATE CHARITY SHOP AT 30 MEADS STREET
“Relate to You”, the Relate charity shop in Meads, at 30 Meads Street, is looking for volunteers to come and help us run the shop.
The shop has become beautifully busy as the residents of Meads have got to know us but we are always on the lookout for friendly volunteers to help us run the shop. There are lots of different activities from back room tasks like sorting donations, steaming clothes and getting involved with our eBay shop to front room tasks like displaying goods, talking to shoppers, welcoming them, and using the till.
The team of volunteers is very friendly and welcoming and we show volunteers how to do the tasks – no previous experience is necessary.
All the funds raised go to help Relate provide low cost relationship counselling to couples, individuals and families.
can email her or phone her and we will arrange an informal interview. We can also offer NVQ qualification training to certain volunteers.
Our Facebook group is a good way to keep in touch with us. @Relate charity Shop Meads
We highlight some of the donations we have currently on sale and keep you in touch with items we have on sale in our eBay shop.
People interested in volunteering with us can pop in to the shop to speak to the manager, Jayne Ennis, or
phone 01323 726 804 or email
All best wishes
Mark Halpern - Cleaner/Helper
EXPERIENCED CLEANER AVAILABLE
I enjoy my work and do a thorough job
Good solid verifiable references
Eight years experience working locally
Reliable and honest
Need a Helping Hand? Then call Mark Today on 01323 30 40 88
I am a qualified chiropodist, HPC registered ,who has recently moved to the area.
If you would like a home visit at reasonable rates
please contact Jane Townsend on
Meads Art Class - St. John's Parish Hall
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Led by acclaimed figurative artist Catriona Millar. Weekly art classes are held every
Tuesday 7.45 pm - 10 pm and Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm.
All media taught, drawing and painting, beginners to advanced welcome.
Contact Catriona on 07758 367479 Email
MEADS MAGIC - QUIZ & CURRY NIGHT FUNDRAISER AT THE SHIP INN
Thursday 22nd September 2016 7.30pm
Join us for a fun night of food, trivia and a chance to win a 'Meads Magic Quiz Champion Trophy'.
Please purchase tickets from The Ship Inn
£10 per team member in teams of 6 to 8
Contact Faye at the Ship Inn Meads Street on 01323 733815 or
ask at the bar.
YOU ARE INVITED TO AN INDIAN MEAL
St Andrews School - Meads
Saturday 1 October 2016
7 for 7.30 pm
Ticket Price £25
bring your own drinks
Tickets available from Friends office
Tel: 01323 438236
AN INVITATION TO A FREE TALK AT EASTBOURNE DGH
“Recent Advances in the Management of Diabetic Eye Disease”
By DGH Ophthalmology Consultant Mr Kashani
THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2016
at 7.00 pm
Held in the Lecture Theatre,
Education Suite, Eastbourne DGH
Disabled Access and FREE PARKING
To reserve a place call:
GARDENER PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Light Gardener - Tidy-up, weed, dead head, prune/shape & crown lift shrubs/
bushes/small trees only, plant/source,
pot plants/baskets advice/mentor novice
gardeners. (No lawns/hedge trimming).
Personal Assistant - Companion/
chaperone, light home help, drive/shop/
errands/outings & appointments.
Office Admin - Basic PC computer MS
Word and email experience.
Telephone 07919 603 195
Organiser - Help in practical/creative/
customised solutions to needs, pack/
unpack, de-clutter/spring clean.
Travel Companion - By vehicle, bus/
taxi/train or plane in UK or OVERSEAS,
pre-planned in advance.
DO YOU LOVE TRAVEL
Volunteers Sought in Eastbourne
My name is Jenni and I am a Canadian PhD student at the University of Brighton. The aim of my study is to understand how people make their holiday decisions.
I am looking to speak with people who would like to participate in a one-time group conversation to discuss and share their holiday decisions with me. I am hoping to speak to people of all ages and backgrounds.
I’m particularly interested in views on cruise holidays, and want to speak to people who have been on cruises as well as those who haven’t.
The conversations will be held in Eastbourne August/September and last about 90 minutes. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Please share with any friends or family members who may be willing to participate.
For more information, please get in touch at
or +44 (0) 7980 374601.
Thank you very much!
University of Brighton, School of Sport and Service Management, Darley Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7UR
Portrait Studio open at Compton Street behind the Grand Hotel Eastbourne.
Book a beautiful confidence boosting session with pampering professional hair and makeup, then two hours of gentle guided poses, designed to make you look and feel amazing.
Packages start at £250 and includes five beautifully edited 8x10 prints of your choice, plus all your other edited images in digital format.
Call Artemi Photography today
To book call 01323 384672 or 07798 937731
NEW SLIMMING WORLD GROUP OPENS IN MEADS EASTBOURNE
Thursday 23 June, 7.30pm
The Chaseley Trust,
Call or text me
07968 955 634
Avon Cosmetics has been celebrating women for 130 years this year.
Now we have products for men, and children.
It is a personal service with very good offers, but excellent quality.
A very good range of colours for Lips, and Nails. Bubble Bath, Shower Gels, Hair, and Foot products.
Jewellery, Bags, and Lingerie.
If you would like to see the latest special offer book, please contact me
With many thanks.
MEADS MAGIC 2016 - MEADS MAGIC 2016- MEADS MAGIC 2016
MEADS MAGIC 2016 - MEADS MAGIC 2016- MEADS MAGIC 2016
MEADS MAGIC 2016 - MEADS MAGIC 2016- MEADS MAGIC 2016
Add this date to your diary right away!
More information will be posted here.
Find your local services and talk to your local traders. A night of fun, magic and entertainment to remember. Promote local life !
HOUSE OR FLAT WANTED
Am looking for a 2/3 bedroom house in meads, perhaps in The Village or Meads Street or something quirky like a mews type house.
Or the neo Georgian type houses in lower meads.
Or possibly a ground floor flat with garden.
English Tuition Any Age Group
I'm TEFL qualified.
I teach at the beginner stage.
I am able to accommodate, travel or meet at a local venue (eg park, coffee shop)
The lessons are adapted to the pupil (eg interests, hobbies, activities)
Meet the teacher - 20 minutes free trial. As a teacher I get to see what the the pupils strengths and weakness is and what the pupil wants from the lesson.
I can help with improving grammar skills, speaking and pronunciation, reading and writing.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone number: 07508193627
I teach KS3, GCSE and A Level.
I can travel to the student or can teach them in my own home; All Saints, Meads Village.
Described by OFSTED as "best maths teacher ever seen"
Strengths: building confidence and firm foundations and making maths enjoyable and relevant
Friday 13th May 2016 - 7 pm for 7.30 pm
Upstairs at The Fishermen’s Club Royal Parade, Eastbourne
Teams of up to 6 people - Tickets £10
to include supper
Contact the Friends Office for tickets or more information on:(01323) 438236
BOURNE CHORUS + ALL SAINTS = WOW
Award winning vocal harmony group, Bourne Chorus, will be bringing the beautiful All Saint's Chapel to life again this Spring with a Sunday afternoon full of songs and laughter.
An eclectic mix of old and contemporary music, with something for everyone. For tickets or more information please call 07799 116653 or visit our website
Sunday 1st May 2016 - 4pm - All Saint's Chapel, Darley Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7PE
many thanks for your help
WATCH OUT FOR SCAM PHONE CALLS
"I have recently been informed of calls from 02035658790 received in Meads Ward, claiming to be from the "Telephone Preference management Service".
The foreign caller asks by name for the person he wishes to speak to.
He asks the question ; are you getting nuisance calls.
IT IS A SCAM
He is seeking to sell a device or a service to supposedly block such nuisance calls. This can lead to debit/credit card details being divulged if taken in by his spiel. Don't fall for it.
The real TPS is a free service.
Of interest, one can check such numbers on-line using the "Who calls me?" web site. There were numerous reports to be found there about this number and many others.
Also, anyone receiving such Cold Calls, should report to Trading Standards on : 01323 463446 or email :
FUNDRAISING BALL THIS SPRING
I am hosting a charity fundraising ball this spring in support of the fantastic work done by two local charities; St Wilfrid’s Hospice & Children with Cancer Fund (Polegate).
Both these charities offer fantastic services to local people in their hour of need and I felt that it would be great to support them with some fundraising (and have some fun whilst doing it!)
The Glitter Ball is arranged for Saturday 23rd April at The Winter Gardens. Guests will enjoy a three course meal, live entertainment from several local acts including “Dirty Martini” band, charity auction & raffle, casino style gaming (for fun but with prizes for the biggest winners), close up magician, live instant photography and more!
If you felt able to assist the event, there are a number of ways you could do so.
Firstly by donating a prize for the raffle or an item for the auction. If a financial donation is easier, we would be pleased to buy something on your behalf. We are really looking for unusual and special items for the auction such as autographed items, jewellery etc and have already got a few items that have been donated by celebrities & sports clubs.
Another way you could assist is by attending the event as guests. Tickets are available at £40 per head or a table of ten guests for £350.
This would make a great treat for your staff/volunteers/members whilst supporting a local charity event and we have lots of capacity should you require more than one table.
I would appreciate you forwarding this email to any colleagues/friends/volunteers that may be interested in the event.
Further details & booking information can be found on the website:
I look forward to hearing from you and hope you can join us. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss things further.
All the best.
THE DANCER PETAL MILLER ASHMOLE
The dancer, Petal Miller Ashmole, will give a talk about her career as a performer, producer, teacher and choreographer with the Royal Ballet and around the world on Sunday, 13 March 2016 at the Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne arranged by Sussex Opera and Ballet Society.
Petal Miller Ashmole's dancing career provided her with a vast classical repertoire of soloist and principal roles and she worked with Dame Ninette de Valois, Sir Frederick Ashton and Sir Kenneth MacMillan.
In addition she has staged many full length productions for the Australian Ballet and taught in most of the ballet companies in the world.
The event is open to members and non-members either for lunch before the talk at 12.30 pm or for the talk only at 2.15 pm.
Tickets are available from Eileen Murphy on 01323 640067.
LADY CONNIE AND THE SUFFRAGETTES
I'm sure that our next drama will interest your members;
Lady Connie and the Suffragettes’ is introduced by the suffragette historian and biographer, Lyndsey Jenkins and followed by a Q&A with the Cambridge theatre company.
We can seat a group together and reserve a table in the bar at the Under Ground Theatre on Thursday 10th March at 7.30pm.
Would you like me to deliver flyers and/or brochures?
I hope you will inform your members and that they find this of interest. ( The Meads Village website has no connection with the Meads Community Association Ed. )
Thanking you in anticipation.
Ros Rolls-King Volunteer & Committee member
Saturday 19th March
10 am - 12.30pm
St John's Parish Hall
Meads Eastbourne BN20 7QT
HOME BAKED CAKES
LOVELY CRAFT ITEMS
HANDBAG & JEWELLERY
GUESS THE WEIGHT OF THE CAKE...then take it home to enjoy!
RAFFLE...win a large Easter Egg!
GUESS THE NAME OF THE TEDDY...then take her/him home!
Entry £ 2
Kids go free
Includes drink & Hot + Bun
Proceeds from this event will be shared with Friends of the DGH
WI is a registered charity Number 1018647
Welcome to Terezia mobile hairdressing
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Hard working and reliable with polite helpful manner.
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Mobile hairdressing service is a located in Eastbourne. Using Wella professional products whilst bringing you quality hairdressing in the comfort of your own home.
I will always listen to your needs and will make you fee...l like a valued customer.
It's easy call to book your appointment
with Terezia 07477916969 or Email email@example.com
Celebrated Soprano Dame Felicity Lott DBE at the Hydro Hotel
Sunday, 31 January 2016 ~ Garden Room, Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne
Lunch 12.30 pm Talk 2.15 pm
Call me Flott ~ Lunch and Listen
SOBS welcomes back the celebrated soprano, Dame Felicity Lott, who on this occasion will be giving a talk on her life in music and her very wide experience of appearing in opera and on the concert stage.
She has performed in a wide variety of operatic roles as well as in operetta which has become an interest. In addition, Dame Felicity has had a long association with Glyndebourne and is also well known as a Concert Artist and Recitalist.
For tickets, please contact Eileen Murphy on 01323 640067 or
SHARE YOUR MEADS GARDEN ~ SUMMER 2016
The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital hold a series of popular Open Gardens throughout the summer, a series of events that raise thousands of pounds to support the Eastbourne DGH.
This year the Open Garden Team have been fortunate to be offered the Meads Allotments and a garden in Beachy Head Road, to open on one Wednesday at the end of June or beginning of July 2016 (date to be confirmed).
We would like one or perhaps two more gardens to open on the same day so that visitors can wonder from one location to another. An open garden can be big or small, as long as it is beautiful or unique.
Do you live in Meads? ~ Are you proud of your garden?
Would you be happy to open it to the public for a few hours, one Wednesday in the summer?
If so, please contact the Friends Office on (01323) 438236 or firstname.lastname@example.org
and a member of our team will be in touch.
Meadsvillage.com supports Eastbourne Foodbank
Meadsvillage.com is pleased to thank all Supporters, Clients and Contributors who have enabled £150 to be donated to Eastbourne Foodbank.
This will help to provide Christmas hampers for needy Eastbourne families.
Notice in Ridgeways window
this Restaurant has NOT been sold. Business as usual will continue until
24th December when we will close for a holiday and WE will reopen for Luncheon on
Tuesday 12th January 2016.
P.S. Thank you to the residents of Meads who took it upon themselves to find out who our purchasers were and then sent them abusive mail!!!!
WATCH OUT ! Rogue trader warning from Neighbourhood Watch
" Police in Eastbourne are warning residents to be on their guard for rogue traders after a recent incident elsewhere in the town.
Four men called at a house and told the occupants that work needed to be done to the property. One man started to remove some tiles from a roof, while another kicked over a garden wall – they then demanded money from the occupants to fix the ‘problems’ they had identified.
Rogue traders pretend to be ‘qualified’ builders or tradespeople.
They often call unannounced, particularly targeting vulnerable people, and deliberately overcharge for unsatisfactory goods and services.
This can include charging for unnecessary work and damaging property deliberately in order to obtain money.
Police Community Support Officer Stephen Parsons said: “Police advice is to never buy goods and services from people calling unexpectedly at your door.
Use a spy hole, chain or window to check before answering and always ask for proof of identity.
If you have any doubt – keep them out.
If you are suspicious about a caller inform police on 101 or in an emergency dial 999.
You can find out more information about Trading Standards here
- Meads Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator
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