The Whistler February 2011

What Makes You Tick?
Image courtesy of Brighton Science Festival 13 February - 6 March 2011

What Makes You Tick?

This question is particularly directed to the person or persons who stole the stone lions which guarded 18 West Hill Street, which were so beloved of its late resident, Pam Bean. This act of vandalism and mean-spiritedness is in stark contrast to acts of community spirit that, thank goodness, still abound. Again, Vinod Mashru and Bright News staff came to the rescue of your editor, Sylvia, when she was incarcerated indoors for over a week on account of the excessive snowfall in December. With a rapid response system they rushed up the hill with necessities, eg batteries one day, bottle of wine the next. How convenient to have a local convenience store right on our doorstep.

Talking of convenience, look out for the newly installed PayPoint terminal in Bright News over the next few weeks, which will allow customers to make payments to settle their gas, electricity or water bills, or to pay for their TV licence, Council Tax or to top-up pay-as-you-go mobile phones.

Over 60 hardy residents also braved the weather to attend the Community Christmas Carol Concert at the West Hill Hall. They gathered in the candlelight around the piano and Bela Emerson was there with her cello.

The sun is battling to shine amid these dark and bitterly cold days, long may it continue into the new year. We wish you a great year ahead. Find out what makes you tick at the Brighton Science Festival, 13 Feb – 6 March and to the lion thief, think about doing the right thing and return the lions to their rightful place.

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