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July 6 2012.

What a week! The Newhaven Incinerator is open - but they never invited anyone who might not come. Or indeed anyone who might, apart from the odd, carefully screened and approved bod or two. And, apparently, the Newhaven Incinerator isn't actually called the Newhaven Incinerator. Oh no. The Newhaven Incinerator is in fact called the Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility. Yeah right. So what will everyone in the real world call it? That's right. The Newhaven Incinerator. And of course Newhaven's Lewes Road Rec was sold off in a rush to a company that no one appears to know anything about. And we should all be happy about it according to our Lords and Masters in Lewes. But they don't want to tell us why. Well that's all right then... And of course that wasn't the only surprise. Apparently Barclays hasn't been playing fair. Well, well, well. At least the weekend is here and we can all pretend what we matter for a day or two. So get out there and support your local events and businesses and forget about any liars, cheats, thieves and con-men who will surely get what is coming to them one fine day.....

Friday night kicks off with talented local lads Chaz Roe and James Das, 'Chaz & Das', playing their popular mix of covers at The Bay in Seaford from 8.00pm.

Down at The Ark in Newhaven, it's over to the customers to put on the entertainment with Karaoke from 9.00pm. No, no, I can't. Oh go on then....

Up on the hill at the Hampden Arms Folk Rockers Bucklers Reel are back from 9.00pm.

Saturday and it's the Newhaven RNLI Lifeboat Summer Fete at Huggett's Green on the West Quay at Newhaven from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Newhaven Town Council will be holding a Surgery at the Lifeboat Summer Fete, so get along and let them know what you think about local issues. Like the sale of the rec..... 

Round the Haven and the Seaford Historic Guided Tour starts at 10:30am. Meet at Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street, Seaford. Tours are at least one hour long. Tickets £5. A donation from ticket sales is made to Seaford & Alfriston Parish Churches. For more info, contact Seaford Tourist Information on 01323 897426.

The Summer 'Jungle Carnival' Fair is at Cradle Hill CP School, Lexden Drive, Seaford from 12:00 - 4:00pm. Stalls, games, refreshments, ponies, cups n saucers ride, licensed bar and BBQ.

Saturday night and the music plays on. A change of venue and a few hundred yards around the corner from last night and Chaz Roe will be hitting the keyboards and the frets with the popular band 'The Riffz', (pictured above), from 8.00pm at the Shore Bar, Seaford.

Back to The Ark in Newhaven and, giving the regulars' vocals a rest, top pub band Full House will be rocking hard, hopefully to an equally full house from 9.00pm.

Sunday is the Seaford Mayor's Open Garden Event from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Up to five gardens open on a trail through Seaford, Tea, Coffee cakes. Full details at:  

Meanwhile the Seaford Rotary Club Boot, Craft and Produce Fair is at the Martello Fields. Entry for stallholders will be £8 and entry for the public will be free. Opening times are 07:30 for sellers, 09:00 for the public, who also have free parking, and the finish is at 13:00. Refreshments will be available and there will be a Bouncy Castle for the kids. For further information e-mail:  

If we missed anything, or any details are wrong or change for whatever reason, then drop us an email at and we will spread the word.

For a full listing of events and details of times and places, go to the Haven News WHAT'S ON or CLICK HERE.

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