Above. A visit to Loseley Park 14 12 15 - photo from Graham Court
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. Andy Brook email@example.com 0787 5627153
Our next NLCA Coffee Morning is on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 10am until noon at 11 Fairview Road courtesy of Joan and Lewis Whittaker
NLCA 2016 proposed holiday is at Gunton Hall Holiday Village
Friday 13th May until Monday 16th May – 3 nights away
Gunton Hall is set in a wooded glade a short walk from the sea, 10 minutes from Lowestoft and just under an hour south-east of Norwich
· Open your front door and smell the sea air, this is beaching at its best. Our pretty chalets are a gentle stroll from the leisure centre, bar and restaurant and have a cosy villagey feel.
· 24" TV En-suite bathroom Comfy beds Radio Toiletries Hairdryer Tea & coffee making facilities Biscuits replenished daily
· Hot and cold buffet breakfasts and three-course dinners with waiter service, carvery and buffet served daily
· Shuffleboard and table tennis
· Air rifle shooting and archery
· Pitch & putt and fun croquet
· Indoor bowls, snooker and boules
· Free WIFI in public areas
· Indoor heated swimming pool
· Steam room and sauna
· Fully equipped fitness studio
· Aqua fitness lessons
Coach trips (destinations to be suggested/confirmed by Isle of Wight Tours) or our own choices
£265.00 per person based on 30 travelling – 5 singles only
email Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org or text him on 0787 5627153 (office hours please)
WE CURRENTLY HAVE 18 WHO ARE WISHING TO GO - IF YOU WANT TO COME ALONG AND HAVE NOT TOLD ANDY PLEASE DO SO BY MONDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2016
News from the EWEs
Where have we been since our last update?
Loseley Park - Loseley Park is a fascinating old house situated in grounds that seem to blend seamlessly with the beautiful countryside beyond. This Surrey gem was the setting for our December minibus outing. We had a guided tour of the ground floor of the Tudor house, which was decorated for Christmas and much of the history was explained to us. What was notable was the connection with so many Kings and Queens from Henry VII until more modern times. The sumptuous library seemed just the sort of place where one could settle down with a book in front of the fire and while away an afternoon, but we had a lunch waiting for us in the Barn, which was decked out in glittering white lights and looked very pretty. After lunch we were able to wander round the grounds before it was time to start back for home. Fortunately the rain held off right until we boarded the minibus. It was a lovely day and one can’t help thinking how nice it is to be taken and not to have to worry about the drive or the route or the weather. Someone else did that for us. Bliss!
Carol Singing. About 20 hardy souls pounded the streets, singing their hearts out. Thanks to Francine’s Mulled wine, Walter’s Sherry and Carol`s Mulled wine, the singing got better (or should I say louder) the further we got. Thank you very much to the donors of the Christmas cheer. It was lovely to see the little children in The Moorings joining in. Father Christmas handing out small gifts was the Icing on the (Christmas) cake for them. We continued the singing in the Church Hall, and dare I say, drinking more Mulled Wine. Well it was Christmas.
Walking. Our usual pilgrimage to the Red Lion saw 3 muddy walkers who opted for the long route, 9 who took the shorter and less muddy route and a handful who decided Shanksys Pony wasn’t for them. A convivial get together.
COMING UP. 12th February. Quiz Night with Fish and Chips. Shake off the Winter blues, put your thinking caps on and come along for another fun night with friends and a quirky Quiz. With a Fish and Chip supper, a cup of Tea or Coffee and a scattering of verbal abuse from the Quiz Mistress what more could you ask for? All this for just £5.50. Please put your name on an envelope, put the money inside and deliver it to Rita, The Old Forge, 2 Mill Road, Adrienne, 21 The Street, or June, Elder Tree Cottage 61 Mill Road to book your place. If you don’t want to eat, the cost will be £2.50 for quiz and a cuppa. Closing date 10th Feb. It is important to get your names and numbers in by this date, as we have to order the food in advance. Please don’t turn up on the night without booking.
No Dates Yet. We are planning more Mini Bus trips for the coming year so keep reading your Newsletters. Possible venues being considered are ….. The Poppy Factory. Loseley Park (return). Brooklands. Recycling Depot (for those who missed it last time round). House of Commons. McBeans Orchids. Watts Gallery. Prairie Gardens (a different season from last visit). If you have a good idea for a Mini Bus trip or an event we are keen to hear from you. Due to circumstances beyond etc etc, we found ourselves lacking in manpower in the kitchen at a couple of events. So a big thank you to those of you who jumped in to help. A special thank you to Hazel who came to our rescue at very short notice at one of these events
Goodbye Liz - Many of you may have heard the sad news that the Ewes lost one of our members just before Christmas. Liz worked very hard for the Association in so many ways; whether it was printing, laminating and distributing all the various posters, making endless cakes (who could forget in particular all the lovely strawberry gateaux at the various summer events?) and, of course, her part in making tea and coffee, preparing the hall and all the other things that go into making events happen. We will miss her terribly but remember fondly all the times we worked together. The kitchen won’t be quite the same without her behind the hatch!
Lastly, The EWEs, Adrienne, Rita, June, Irene and Gail would like to wish you all a Happy New Year, and thank you for your support last year and hope you will continue to support us this year.
Stewart Metcalfe (PCSO) Police Community Support Officer
for North Lancing
“My main area of
responsibility is the Manor ward in North Lancing where
I aim to work with the community to address local
issues, ensuring that Lancing remains a great place to
live and work. From the shop keepers in the high street
to the dog walkers on the Downs, I meet a wide spectrum
of people within our community and it is great to hear
everyone’s points of view”
Metcalfe PCSO Manor Ward Lancing Adur NPT Lancing Police
Station 107-111 North Road LANCING BN15 9BB www.sussex.police.uk
Mobile 07920 723699
NLCA committee 2015/2016
The following were voted in
at our AGM on 20/11/15 - , June
White, Delia Parker (Secretary), Carson
Albury, Ricky Hannam, Janet Guest , Andy Brook (Chair). The Treasurer position will be shared until May 2016 when Carson will take over that role
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