The Meridian Forum has now been in existence for more than 10 years, and relies heavily on a “core” of committee members that give their all to enhance the lives of the “over 50s”. We have two longstanding members, Brian and Yvonne Vernon, whose lives were tragically turned round nearly 2 years ago when Brian contracted encephalitis (an acquired brain injury). Brian was in hospital for over a year, but although he is now being cared for at Chasley Trust in Eastbourne, his family want him back home, where he belongs. His wife Yvonne and his daughter Sharon, have been busily fundraising to purchase various pieces of equipment that would help Brian return to the family nest. They are seeking funds to help purchase a hoist, so PLEASE PLEASE visit Brian’s website at http://brianvernon.co.uk/ – it gives a real insight into Brian’s struggle and I think the whole family have been incredibly brave, and you can donate via the links on this page. Please be generous – the family are not only asking for money – they do a lot of fundraising at markets and would appreciate donations of goods to sell.

Come on LET’S GET BRIAN HOME!! 

Sussex Express – Village News

There isn’t currently a Newhaven correspondent for the Village News items in the Sussex Express. If you are interested or want more information, contact Colin Jenner on 01424 856779 colin.jenner@jpress.co.uk .

They want someone to serve as a point of contact for local organisations and groups in the Newhaven and surrounding area, who want to promote their work and events.

Please help as you could be providing a valuable service to your community.

 

Changes to library opening hours

From Monday 28th November libraries in East Sussex will be open less frequently, following a public consultation.

The reduction in opening hours will save around £500,000 a year from library running costs, toward an overall savings target from the service of £2 million. Most of the changes have happened when libraries are less busy. All libraries will be open on a Saturday and many will stay open until 6pm on a Thursday. Check opening times of your local library by visiting our website eastsussex.gov.uk/librarytimes.

When libraries are closed you can still access the e-library to renew and reserve books, update your details and download e-books. For those unable to visit a library due to ill-health, disability or caring responsibilities, there is a home library service, where volunteers select and deliver library books to your home. For more details visiteastsussex.gov.uk/libraries 

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