Connor’s Court

Connors CourtPARC’s new project is a Multi-Use-Games Area for the old swimming pool site on Rottingdean seafront. This will be the largest undertaking PARC has taken on for some years and will be a permanent and free facility for children and young people to use.

The court will offer a fenced area with proper court markings and goals for 5 a side football, basketball, mini football and cricket bowling and batting practice. The surface will be polymeric which is a product often used for tennis courts and athletics tracks and which offers a more forgiving and flexible surface than tarmac or concrete.

We will be creating the court in memory of 19 year old Connor Saunders who died in Rottingdean in April and is intended to offer young people a better alternative to just hanging around with nothing to do.

PARC needs to raise a further £10,000 towards the cost of building on top of funds already in reserve. £1,000 of this was raised at the Herbie Flowers concert on the Terraces at the end of August and we look forward to hearing from you with ideas to top this up.

Plans will be on display between

12.30 to 3pm Saturday 8th December 2012 at St Margaret’s Cottage, The Green, Rottingdean.

You are invited to come along and look at the plans and, hopefully support the project. Light refreshments will be available.

Cathy Taylor

Ladies Night in Aid of Breast Cancer Awareness

Ladies Night By Frock UKInspired by Mum’s Cancer Battle: British Designer Creates Wedding Dress for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

An award-winning British wedding dress designer has unveiled a unique bridal gown to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, from which the proceeds of every dress sold will go to a breast cancer charity. Donna Allenby of Donna Lee Designs was inspired to create the dress named ‘Heathers Hope’ after her Mum Heather was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time in November 2011.

Come and join us at Frock UK on Thursday 25th October from 6pm until 9pm and support breast cancer awareness with an evening of wine, cupcakes, treatments, raffle and much more. Also we will be offering 10% off all orders on the night and our brides will get a chance to chat to the designer Donna Allenby during the evening.

Phenomena at the Whiteway

Rye Bay is a geological phenomenon – the moving stretches of shingle have created a shifting landscape of extraordinary biodiversity. Ron Martin will be sharing his expert knowledge at the Whiteway Centre on Friday, 19th October, at 7.30 p.m.

And for those of a more literary and artistic bent, Philip Sugg and Ruth Brown, lecturers in respectively art history and literature, will be examining that 18th century phenomenon of style known as “Gothik”, at a study day on Saturday, 3rd November.

See the posters below for more details or visit –

Society of Sussex Painters Exhibition

The Grange Art Gallery, The Green, Rottingdean
18th October – 6th November 2012
Open Mon to Sat 10 to 4pm, Sun 2 to 4pm, Closed Wednesday

You are warmly invited to the Private View, Saturday 20th October 2012 between 1pm – 3pm

Society of Sussex Painters, Sculptors and Engravers

The Society is of mainly professionally trained artists. We encourage reflecting the world we live in that is innovative and original, traditional or contemporary, of a high professional standard and integrity.

Former members include Glynn Philpott, George Hooper, Charles Morris, Charles Knights, Luther Roberts, Dorothy Coke, Violet Fuller, Joseph di Gulseppe, Elizabeth Harris and Sam Fenton.

Recent exhibitions include Crypt Gallery Seaford, Littlehampton Museum, Worthing Municipal Art Gallery, Grange Gallery Rottingdean, and Thebes Gallery Lewis.

Rottingdean Takes Part In The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

David Webb Residential in conjunction with their neighbour JaJu Beans & Leaves, will be holding a Coffee, Tea & Cake Day, a fundraising event on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support in association with the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning.

On sale throughout the day will be a selection of freshly brewed gourmet coffees and teas along and plenty of delicious homemade cakes – in addition there will be a fundraising prize raffle with 1st and 2nd prizes being donated by David Webb Residential and JaJu Beans & Leaves.

This worthwhile event will be held on WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER from 11am – 6pm at David Webb Residential & JaJu Beans & Leaves, 12 & 16 West Street, Rottingdean


Contact Jayne Ford on 07740 779936 for further details

What’s the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning about?
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest fundraising event. People across the UK – and sometimes further afield – hold a coffee morning, where donations on the day are made to Macmillan. In 2011 51,000 people signed up to coffee morning, raising a record £10 million.  The first National World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was in 1991, when 2,600 people registered to hold coffee mornings across the country. Since then it has raised over £60 million in total for Macmillan Cancer Support. Find out more here –

Remarkable success for Whiteway Centre’s Art Auction

Rottingdean Whiteway Centre's Art AuctionArt lovers had fun at the Whiteway Centre, when a Silent Art Auction invited bids for over 100 reproductions of every imaginable style of painting. The highest bidders won some remarkable bargains and they and the Centre’s Management Committee are delighted – the latter because a substantial sum was raised towards the running costs of the Centre.

For those who were disappointed there may be good news yet, as Paul and Jan Mnich, who so generously facilitated this auction, have hinted that there may be a repeat performance next year!