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East Dean & Friston Residents' Association

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Past Events

Village D Day celebrations – Thursday 6th June

Published: 21 May, 2024

Many residents came along to the recreation ground on the evening of the 6th of June to mark the 80th Anniversary of the D Day landings, organised by the Parish Council and East Dean Cricket Club.

With hot food, a licenced bar, a cricket match between sons and fathers, as well as music from the period and a live performance by bag pipers, the event was a great success.

The evening was rounded off by the lighting of the Beacon followed by a firework display.

Entertainment Evening

Published: 13 February, 2024

A huge thank you to all that came along to this sparkling evening of chatter, dance and fun last Friday (9th Feb)

Over 80 of us enjoyed the great music provided by the very popular couple Barney and Paula who make up DUALITY. There was dancing from the get go and everyone seemed to enjoy the chance to banish those winter blues!

Together with the raffle we raised a significant sum to go towards community projects. If you would like a say in how the money is spent, please join us for our AGM on Monday 20th May – we want to hear your ideas.

More images can be found in the gallery section.

Remembrance Sunday 12th November

Published: 12 November, 2023

Representatives from our village organisations gathered, together with many residents, at the War Memorial on the village green in order to commemorate Armistice Day. The event paid tribute to those in the village that gave their lives during the First World War and Second World War, as well as those buried in War Graves in the churchyards of East Dean and Friston. It was a time to reflect on the sacrifice and contributions of those in the armed services.

The Residents’ Association wreath was laid by Committee member David White. David’s son is currently serving in The Royal Air Force.

Cheque Presentation to the JPK Project in Old Town

Published: 30 October, 2023

At our recent summer fete the theme was Community. Our raffle was in aid of a local charity that supports young people with learning difficulties into training and independent living. Thanks to your very kind generosity Karen Wintle and Lesley Durso were able to present a cheque for the sum of £625 pounds to Jill Parker. Jill is the Chairman and Project Co-ordinator of the JPK Project and was delighted to receive the cheque on behalf of this worthy local charity.

The JPK Project – East Sussex 1Space

Summer Fete

Published: 12 October, 2023

We hope you managed to get along and enjoy what was a really successful event.

Many thanks to all the members of the Fete Committee and to the many residents whose help was so invaluable. We are already looking forward to next year and will let you know the date for your diary as soon as possible.

Activities: pond dipping and litter picking

Published: 15 September, 2023

Here are some photos of activities that have taken place in our village.

The Queen’s Jubilee

Published: 15 September, 2023

Talk about garden beekeeping

Published: 15 September, 2023

Took place on Monday 18th September 2023 in the Village Hall.

Given by the Eastbourne Beekeeping Association

Celebrations for the King’s Coronation

Published: 15 September, 2023