Wednesday December 16th
7.00pm at the Christmas Tree
Bottom of Neville Road – Dickensian Dress optional
Traditional fun for the family
We are continuing with our activities at the Village Hall and High Street. The Hall will have a Father Christmas grotto, Smugglers Stall, Face Painting and Nail Bar along with hot and cold beverages.
Coupled with this, many eateries and pubs will be offering good food and sustenance throughout the village.
The High Street itself is closed to vehicles from 3pm and will have entertainment including drumming bands and Woody the one man Band. We hope to have a children’s procession from the Village Hall to Neville Road and activities from the Village Green will take place at Neville Road.
Stalls will be dotted around the High Street.
The Firework display, torch procession and Bonfire will not take place. We are sure you will share our disappointment at these necessary changes but like us look forward to next year being back on track.
Our annual Smugglers Night is on Saturday 5th December starting at 6pm – Childrens procession with Marching Bands, followed by torch procession from Lower High Street at 7pm to the Village Green.
After a short Service at the Green the procession will return to to the Beach to enjoy a Bonfire and Firework display.
There is a special area at the Terraces being set aside for Parents with children and disabled people to enjoy unrestricted view of the proceedings.
The high street will be closed to vehicles from about 3pm on Saturday afternoon so make sure you plan your travel to and from the village beforehand.
There is usually lots going on in the village for most of the afternoon so why not head on into the village and spend the day there. The shops in the village open late and there are plenty of places to eat throughout the evening.
If the mood takes you, come dressed as pirates or smugglers.
Smugglers night gets better and better each year. Here is what we got up to last year:
With over 40 decorated Christmas trees by residents, local business and organisations bringing together the communities of Rottingdean, Ovingdean, Saltdean, Peacehaven, and Woodingdean.
This festival is being organised by parshioner Duncan Ward who said “Some trees will be traditional, others more modern – some glitzy, some will make you smile, some colourful, and unusual. It will be a tree-mendous event, to make this an entertaining family visit in the run up to Christmas.”
There will be an entry fee with proceeds going to St Margaret’s Church and the new Macmillan Horizon Cancer Centre in Brighton. Please see our website www.stmargaret.org.uk for further details.
A big congratulations to PARC who won charity of the year at the Argus Community Stars Awards.
Play Area in Rottingdean Committee raised £85,000 to build Connor’s Court in 2014.
PARC also raised £19,000 the same year to build Owen’s Shelter in Saltdean Oval Park in memory of Owen Bergin. This is next to the Skate Park we funded in 2004.
Don’t forget that we also built the Play Area in Ovingdean as well as the Rottingdean Play Area and toilets – all adding up to just under half a million pounds invested over twenty years in the local community.
All of this is made possible by the terrific support of our loyal volunteers, our generous customers and donors to the Charity Shop and large funders such as the Argus Appeal, Lloyds Bank and Rottingdean Parish Council.
Currently we are looking to mark the 20th anniversary in 2016 of the first Play Area being built at Rottingdean Recreation Ground by giving it a facelift and replacing some of the older pieces of equipment.
If you and your family use the play area please let PARC know what sort of improvements you would like to see.
Contact PARC on Facebook or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friendship is one of the most important things you can have, and Karen is very grateful to have had your support and love over the recent months. So Karen and Elif hope you will join them (friends are welcome too) for an evening of fun when Elif will be shaving her head to support Karen and all donations will go to the charity
Beyond Design have kindly agreed to host the evening and will be selling alcohol as well as hot drinks, and there will be raffle prizes and games. (If anyone would like to donate a raffle prize, please let us know).
If you can’t come on the night, please look at Elif’s Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/TheBaldificationofElif/ Any donation no matter how small is very welcome.
You may have seen that a Defibrillator is now operational in a cabinet on the front wall of the Village Public Hall, Park Road in Rottingdean. This was a collaborative project funded by contributions from the Rottingdean Parish Council, Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions and the Village Fair.
The procedure for use is that anyone with a person who is suspected of having a heart attack should immediately ring the Ambulance service on 999. They should describe the symptoms and ask for an ambulance/paramedic. The ambulance service will direct them to the Defibrillator and also provide the code to open the Defibrillator cabinet. The code needs to be entered on the keypad of the cabinet as shown on the front of the cabinet. The instructions printed on the cabinet should be followed and then when the Defibrillator machine is switched on, follow the directions given by the Defibrillator.
The machine will “speak” to you and the instructions given are simple. It will detect whether the patient is having a heart attack and should this prove not to be so, it will not produce a shock. Once the ambulance arrives care should be passed to the paramedic. The use of the Defibrillator can save valuable time for a patient and save lives.
On behalf of the Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions, we would like to thank all involved in providing this life saving facility.
As part of Smugglers Night in Rottingdean, the Lions will run their annual auction to raise funds for local charities and community projects. The auction will start at 7.30 with a break for the fireworks.
A great fun way to get your Christmas present bargains so come early as the White Horse gets very busy on Smugglers Night
The Stones of Sussex Churches – Exploring the geology and building stones of our local churches – A Whiteway Study Day with David Bone, M.Phil, FGS Geologist and Building Stones expert on Saturday, 21st November, 1000 – 1600
The day will focus on looking at the identification and origin of the building stones in this area and what we can learn from their use. The varied geology of Sussex makes this particularly interesting, especially with reference to the churches of the district. There is no doubt that after attending you will look at our churches and houses in a new light!
Fee: £30 (includes a light lunch)
To reserve a place, please email email@example.com or ring 01273 304180
Rottingdean Whiteway Centre,
Rottingdean BN2 7HB
Our Lady of Lourdes School would be enormously grateful for our communities support, We have been nominated in the OneFamily Community awards for an amount of £25,000 to resurface our very poor playgrounds. We need to obtain the most votes to win, we currently have 163 votes, with the leaders with over 1000 and there is only 12 days left to vote
Please could you take a couple of minutes to register and vote for us, we are in urgent need of more votes!
Thank you from Our Lady Of Lourdes School, Rottingdean