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ChatterGroups Informal Social Groups for over 45s
I have co-ordinated 3 local 'ChatterGroups' - two in Bexhill and one in Eastbourne. These are informal (no subs, no Committee) groups of people from all walks of life - couples and singles. They have several 'set' coffee meet-ups throughout each week, and lots of 'events' going on - nights out, walks, theatre, etc. There are also Book Clubs and Craft groups. By making friends in middle age, we need not be lonely in old age! www.chattergroups.co.uk

julie rossall

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Posted On: 05/08/14 (10:38 pm)
National spate of fires caused by Chinese lanterns
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service have urged the public to be extremely cautious when using Chinese lanterns following a national spate of fires they have caused. Chinese lanterns, also known as 'sky lanterns' are airborne paper lanterns, constructed from rice paper on a bamboo or wire frame. They contain a small candle or fuel cell and when lit, the flame heats the air inside the lantern, thus lowering its density causing the lantern to rise into the air. The lantern is only airborne for as long as the flame stays alight, after which the lantern floats back to the ground. There is evidence of them causing fires, wasting police time, being mistaken for distress flares, misleading aircraft and killing livestock. East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service does not support the use of these devices and asks members of the public and event organisers to refrain from using them. Whilst these lanterns are undoubtedly a popular and beautiful sight, the potential damage they can cause is significant. The Chief Fire Officers' Association is also discouraging the use of the floating paper lanterns on the basis that they constitute a fire risk when released. Temporary Head of Community Safety, Steve Wright, said: "During the summer period, these lanterns pose an even greater threat. Locally, there has been concern raised about these lanterns landing in fields of dry crops. "Obviously they have the potential to cause crop fires but there is also the chance of causing harm to livestock on consuming the remains of these lanterns once they have landed."

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Posted On: 01/08/11 (12:37 pm)
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