Bexhill Social Group - Making Friendly Contacts
posted by Julie Rossall on 01 Feb 2011 at 2:48 pm
We recently moved to lovely Bexhill.In our early 50s. My husband works full time and I am finding it difficult to make new contacts. I've tried finding voluntary work but not found the type that I need..
Are there any ladies out there who would like to meet up for a coffee/chat etc? Or can anyone recommend a group?
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Making New Friends
posted by janice oliver on 09 Feb 2011 at 12:03 pm
Hi Julie, am interested in your message. We are considering moving to Bexhill in 2011 and there is nothing worse than waking up in a new town and realising that one doesn't have a local pal. My husband doesn't work but he does have an all consuming hobby which takes much of his time. I will be interested to see what responses you get. I thought of trying to start a social club for singles and people who have a busy other half, like for instance "golf widows" or in my case a "motor sport widow". Good luck.
Watch This Space!!
posted by Julie Rossall on 10 Feb 2011 at 8:04 pm
Thanks for your response, Janice - still early days, but interesting that it's the ONLY one (and you don't yet live in Bexhill)!
Doing my best to make those social connections having left family and friends behind in darkest Lancashire - but no joy so far... A local Cafe holds a fortnightly evening 'meal and a quiz' which appeals, so my husband and I have booked -just wish I could discover a (not too)'Loose Women' type girly chat group - there are soooo many cafes here we could 'crawl'...!
Will keep you posted.. when are you planning on moving and where from?
Local Social Contacts
posted by Patricia Smith on 11 Feb 2011 at 7:21 pm
Hi Julie - the local free paper prints a page detailing clubs/societies/organisations that meet in the area, covering numerous hobbies/interests, giving contact numbers. Also two large folders are available in the Bexhill Library detailing the same information. Have been in the same position as you, but you will get there. Lots going on in the area. Good luck.
posted by Jude on 12 Feb 2011 at 10:37 pm
I moved here over 20 years ago and can well remember just how difficult it is to meet people. It took me ages to settle. Most of the friends I did make have now moved on or work full-time so I'd love to get together for a Loose Women chat! If you're interested, drop me a line at jayaydee[at]hotmail.co.uk.
Hope to hear from you soon.
You Can't Have Too Many Friends!
posted by Julie Rossall on 22 Feb 2011 at 7:29 pm
Following posts on this site and Jude's reply I am now part of a group of ladies aged 50(ish) who meet for a natter and coffee in Bexhill town centre. These meet-ups may hopefully lead to other folk joining us (including men?)for alternative social get-togethers - walks, quizzes, pub nights, bbqs, etc...all ideas welcome. If you would like to join in, please email me to firstname.lastname@example.org Julie
Also A Newie To Bexhill On Sea
posted by Maureen Noble on 25 Feb 2011 at 10:30 am
Hello ladies - I have just stumbled across this website. too moved recently to Bexhill from the far shores of S.A. Even though my son is here with his wife my girls are in Australia and Cape Town respectively. I am finding it very lonely and quiet, even though it is so lovely here and I would never move anywhere else. I have plenty of friends in far off places, but need some kind of support structure here. My email address is: email@example.com
posted by Corinne Gardner on 06 Mar 2011 at 12:14 pm
The Tree of Hope Children's Charity, based in Bexhill always needs volunteers, so please contact us if this might suit you.
Blossoming Social Group
posted by Janice Oliver on 19 Mar 2011 at 7:24 pm
I?ve discovered that there is a new blossoming social group in Bexhill organised by Julie (first post on this thread - firstname.lastname@example.org). I?ve been in touch with Julie and received a most welcoming and friendly response. I am very much looking forward to meeting the group and joining it when we move to Bexhill. The group already has regular twice-weekly coffee meet-ups and other events such as quiz nights and walks. If you are new to Bexhill, or want to expand your social connections, then please get in touch with Julie to find out more.
posted by june on 19 Mar 2011 at 10:26 pm
hi my name is june, i have lived in bexhill for about 30yrs, i moved here from surrey,i lost my partner last september he was my soulmate and i miss him dearley,i am looking for friendship only for chats, or meet for coffee in town sometimes,if there is anyone in this town who would like a friend please get intouch by email only, thank you.
Join In - You Can't Have Too Many Friends!!
posted by Julie Rossall on 20 Mar 2011 at 7:25 pm
Please email as above or just turn up - Cafe 48 in Devonshire Rd 2pm on Mondays (ladies only) or Di Paolos opp the De La Warr 11am Thursdays (mixed). You are most welcome to join in. We are not a 'singles' club, just a growing group of friends aged 45 - 65(ish!).
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS
posted by Kwezi Ronald Roy on 28 Mar 2011 at 9:17 am
Hi am Kwezi Ronald ROY looking for friends in bexhil town. Am asecond year student in Makerere University Bussines School. you are most welcome to join both ledies and gental men. get in touch using the email and my phone number (0782541322/0703892021) thank you.
posted by Polly on 25 May 2011 at 11:03 am
I'm 37 and starting a social out and about group in the Rother area and hope to use various meeting points in and around Bexhill (Cafes, De La Warr etc). It's aimed at singles who feel isolated and would like to meet others to enjoy, in company, what Bexhill has to offer! Life's Ok on your own but it's much better shared.
Any age, men or women, all welcome!
Out And About Social Group
posted by Polly on 28 May 2011 at 8:46 am
Following my last message; The Out and About group will be meeting on Thursday 2nd June in the lobby of the De La Warr Pavilion at 1pm.
Look forward to meeting anyone who wants to get out for a coffee and meet new friends.
posted by Tina Gurden on 08 Jul 2011 at 7:03 pm
Hi, I have been living in Bexhill now for 3 years and would like to meet people around my age (late 30's). No disrespect to the older generation as I have met some fabulous people but are there any groups for my age group around? Cinema, badminton, swimming, alternative therapies,having fun and going out are my interests. Please feel free to email me at pageantpants[AT]msn.com (replace [AT] with @) if you would be interested in starting a socialising group. Tina
"30 Somethings" Social Group
posted by Polly on 12 Jul 2011 at 8:44 pm
Following my last posts re. the social group for Bexhill and surrounding areas. Seems to be a gap for us 30 somethings! Having met with Tina and a few others we are hoping to attract more of this age group so if you're interested, e-mail pollyburr(AT)aol.com
posted by Julie Rossall on 15 Jul 2011 at 11:32 am
Polly's post prompted me to say to that 'ChatterBex' - the Bexhill Social Group for folk aged 50(ish!) now meets at Kelly's Coffee Shop and Wine Bar each Thursday 11am and NOT Di Paolos as above. There are also 'splinter groups' - 'ladies only', geneology, fishing etc, and evening 'events'.. Please contact jellylegs61(at)yahoo.co.uk.
Seeking Friends In Bexhill
posted by Jim on 04 Aug 2011 at 12:03 am
Hi I've been in Bexhill a couple of years following a work transfer.
Aged 55. I'm now single and wondered if there are any social groups where I could find some mates - other than the traditional 'forces' clubs. I think it's difficult for guys to make friends in this town and I feel isolated outside of work - i like a drink, but the few pubs seem to be small traditional hardcore drinkers pub and the alternative is coffee shops. Am I missing something? I enjoy watching football and live music.
How About Our Group, Jim?
posted by Julie Rossall on 05 Aug 2011 at 6:15 pm
Please see posts re ChatterBex above - it is an informal 'mixed' group of residents who all started off seeking friends in Bexhill. We now have over 30 'members' and are open to suggestions for future 'activities'. We understand people who work can't join in daytime 'things' but we do have evening events...
Weekend Social Group
posted by Denise Glover on 16 Jan 2012 at 9:57 am
Ive been a resident of Bexhill for about 5 years, however, I work away during the week and have difficulties in making new friends or finding a social group as they tend to be week based. Is there anything out there I've missed, please?
posted by Fi Douglas on 25 Jan 2012 at 3:49 pm
I've read these posts with interest, as I'm new to the town too (been away for years) and I'd love to meet more people for a bit of socialising.
I work in the week like some others, so am unable to meet in the daytimes unfortunately, so am wondering if there are any groups who meet at weekends at all?
We're in our late 30's and have a boy of 6, and although we love living here we're feeling a bit isolated.
If anyone's in the same boat, I'd love to hear from you.
Bexhill Social Group
posted by Jim on 23 Feb 2012 at 8:44 pm
In search of a new social 'outlet'? Then ChatterBex Social Group needs you!
We are an established informal group intended for Bexhill residents aged over 40.We endeavour to accommodate all members' by holding several 'meet-ups' at different times throughout each week. There is no 'subscription' - just the desire to make new friends. Attend any or all of our regular sessions, or suggest something that WE can join in with!
We have regular 'get-togethers', a geneology group, quiz nights and see live music/shows locally. We have some forthcoming day trips by coach planned - one to Buckingham Palace.
A secure Facebook page provides a good opportunity for communication between members.
Contact Julie at email@example.com
Making New Friends
posted by Anne Weatbrook on 08 Mar 2012 at 7:02 pm
Are there any ladies out there who are at a loose end and would like to meet up?
I now find myself at home after an accident and can't work.
Welcome To Our Group, Anne!
posted by Julie Rossall on 14 Mar 2012 at 12:01 pm
So pleased you joined ChatterBex Anne! We all had a good natter, 'putting the world to rights!' See you again next week.
Getting Things Going
posted by Pete Relf on 15 Mar 2012 at 2:26 pm
Fascinating to read this line of posts to see what can be set in motion by one person. My interest in this forum is that I am a new in post "Neighbourhood Enabler". My role is to help individuals or groups of all ages in Bexhill and Sidley, set up projects which will improve their local community. So if anyone out there has an idea, large small or unusual, please feel free to get in touch. I can offer support and training and advice if needed
I wish I had met Julie back in 2011 and if you would like me to come and do a mini presentation to Chatterbox, I would love to meet you.
Pete Relf Neighbourhood Enabler - Hastings Trust - firstname.lastname@example.org
Moving To Bexhill Soon
posted by Stephanie on 28 Mar 2012 at 12:16 pm
I was just wondering if the '30's group took off at all?? I am in my early 30s and due to move to Bexhill in June 2012. I will be working full time, but as I am moving away from all my family and friends, I would love to meet some new people!
Would Like To Meet For A Coffee?
posted by Valerie Gregory on 24 Apr 2012 at 6:32 pm
Hi there iv lived in Bexhill the past 20 of years i am in my early 50's too know how hard it is to make friends due to an operation i had over a year ago i am out of work untill i feel fit so need to find things to do with my days so would love to meet up for a chat and coffee let me know when your free?
posted by Julie Rossall on 01 May 2012 at 10:46 pm
See above for my email address re 'ChatterBex'. Julie
posted by Veronica Sargent on 12 May 2012 at 12:45 am
Hi Janice, I read your message whilst researching local groups. I am a mum from Ninfield age 37 and have moved in 18 months ago. I am a consultant for Pampered chef cookware and regularly look for avenues to meet people I would not otherwise. I have met many ladies in a similar position to yourself that perhaps volunteer at a parent and toddler group that always needs a hand or members of the U3A club. Have a look on line, they have lots going on. There is also a really active and funky WI in Bexhill. it's amazing whwre you can meet freinds but getting involved in groups is fantastic and rewarding to.
Meet & Greet In Bexhill
posted by Bernie Randall on 29 May 2012 at 6:35 pm
If you are lonely in Bexhill there are many clubs and organisations you can join. There is a list held by the Local Library in Western Road. Why not try the ASenior Citizens club or join the Widow and Widowers club at The Bexhill British Legion. have a look in the Bexhill Observer under clubs there is lots of info there every week.
ChatterBex Seeks Men!
posted by Julie Rossall on 20 Aug 2012 at 11:18 pm
...if you are aged 40-60 and would like to expand your social life.
ChatterBex(as above)is now a very successful informal social group with over 40 members. We have regular meet-ups and lots going on, including nights out. We welcome suggestions for new 'events'. We especially have a need for more men in the Group, e.g., Graham is seeking a 'golf buddy'. For details, email Julie (email@example.com).
Hi Looking To Meet New People In Behill
posted by lynne marney on 24 Feb 2013 at 12:23 pm
Hi ,just found this site but have seen that some of the threads are quite old .I am a young 54 looking for any groups or individuals who like to get out and about or just meet up occasionaly. Interested in life , sociable friendly and would love to hear from anyone who has any suggestions .
Meet For Coffee !!!
posted by Anne Hutchings on 21 Mar 2013 at 1:23 pm
I have just moved to Bexhill from Kent. I think I'm a young 54... sometimes !?!? I work part time, Night duties, not regular or predictable schedule. I am often free during the day in the week. I'd love to meet up for coffee and chat.
Coffee Again !
posted by Anne Hutchings on 21 Mar 2013 at 2:04 pm
I posted a message a little while ago about having just moved to Bexhill...I didn't put a contact in the message and I don't know how this all works...bit of a technophobe...considering Facebook but not sure. If you'd like to meet sometime you can contact me via email, andyhutchings[AT]blueyonder.co.uk.
posted by Claire Baldry on 30 Jun 2013 at 6:55 pm
I have tried to find the facebook group, and also emailed Julie, but so far no response. If the facebook group still exists could someone please send me a link. My email is baldryclaire[AT]btinternet.com. Otherwise, I will try abd start a new group.
We Are Still Here
posted by Anne Hutchings on 07 Jul 2013 at 4:30 pm
Hello...As one of the newest newbies, who's introduction to the group was via this site, I'd like to assure anyone concerned that Chatterbex is still in fine fettle...very much a going concern!
Contacting Julie is the best way to go forward as in previous posts.
The facebook group is not public.
Julie has contacted Claire and we hope to meet her soon.
posted by Nikki on 18 Jul 2013 at 11:28 am
I have a friend in her 50's I met while walking with my 4 year old daughter on the sea front in Bexhill. Sue is a lovely, she moved from Surrey about 18 months ago. If any one would like to meet up with her or could recommend any friendly groups, please email me. Thanks, Nikki (email) firstname.lastname@example.org
Bexhill Meetup Group
posted by julie on 12 Sept 2013 at 9:25 pm
What age group is this aimed at Nathan?
Finding Hard To Make Friends.
posted by Toni MARQUEZ on 13 Sept 2013 at 10:15 pm
Hi there, I have lived in Bexhill now 4 years, I work from home so I don't get out much, this is why I don't meet people. I am 50, it would be nice to meet people that would like to go out for coffee.
Making New Friends
posted by Toni on 13 Sept 2013 at 10:30 pm
Anyone in they 50s, finding hard making friends as I do, want to meet up for coffee, that would be great. Send me a email. toni_marquez[AT]yahoo.com
Hoping To Make Some Friends.
posted by Toni on 16 Sept 2013 at 1:32 pm
Hi my name is Toni, I am 50s and work from home so I find making friends very hard, if anyone would to meet and have coffee that would be great, look forward to meeting people in the same boot.
Want New Friends
posted by Mike on 26 Nov 2013 at 7:01 am
Hi. I am aged 71, a very active and lively person, a website designer, was bank mananger years ago. My Wife Stella is aged 67, a writer, very involved in food allergies and interested in everything! We are both avid readers. We will be moving from Battle to Bexhill next year and want to find new friends of our sort of age for coffee, cinema, meals, trips out. Does that appeal to anyone? Individuals or couples?
Where Can I Find Julie ,
posted by Jan Miles on 22 Jan 2014 at 6:36 pm
Hi i heard about the social group , that meets up in Bexhill, called (loose women) it was on the radio, sounds like fun ! i live near by in Hastings , would you mind if i came along ? my husband will probably come to , I am partially sighted , but have a good sense of humour .
Re: Where Can I Find Julie
posted by Lee on 27 Jan 2014 at 4:45 pm
The group in fact is called "ChatterBex".
If no one else has been in touch with the contact details yet .... you can contact Julie by email on jellylegs61[AT]yahoo.co.uk
Making Social Contacts
posted by julie rossall on 01 Feb 2014 at 7:55 pm
Thanks for listening to me talking about ChatterBex on Radio Sussex, Jan. My email address is jellylegs61(at)yahoo.co.uk and you are most welcome to join in our lovely Group with nearly 60 members now! Julie
posted by Becky and Jon on 02 May 2014 at 10:21 pm
... And we are just starting to look for a home. Hoping to move from Newcastle by October. Possibly Collington area.
We have both taken early retirement but don't know anyone in Bexhill.
Would love to meet to chat, make friends, walk the dog, ramble further afield, get involved in the community.
Interested in drama, history, literacy in the community, genealogy, and many other things...
Would love to do something to improve the care of the elderly in hospitals.
New Social Group!
posted by Julie on 17 Jul 2014 at 9:43 pm
As ChatterBex has been so successful with 70 members now, the time has come to form a sister Group!
If you are interested, and over 45 yrs of age, you are most welcome to attend a meet-up for prospective members of the new group at Tea Beside the Sea, behind the DLWP at 11am on Wed 30th July. or email jellylegs61(at)yahoo.co.uk
Keen To Meet Lots Of Different People
posted by ss on 27 Jul 2014 at 5:08 pm
We've just moved to BEXHILL and are keen to meet people of all ages and origins, hoping to increase our own range of interests and hobbies through knowing others. We love mixed company, congeniality, music, jamming sessions, good food, wine, quality cinema, gardening, dogs, having people over, etc.
If you're like minded, please get in touch :-)
posted by Lynne Hehir on 20 Sept 2014 at 12:47 pm
Hi, Just to ask if there are any ladies out there in Bexhill wanting a friend for coffee, chats etc. etc. I am married but my husband & I have very different interests. Get in touch.
Making New Friends
posted by Julie on 24 Sept 2014 at 11:13 pm
Hi Stella and Lynne - please contact me (jellylegs61(at)yahoo.co.uk and I'll point you in the direction of the new Bexhill social group, ChatterPals, for residents - couples and singles - aged over 40.
posted by Jo Stewart-Long on 25 Sept 2014 at 12:16 pm
Moved to Bexhill 2001 and had nearly given up hope of ever making friends (apart from our lovely neighbour) as we work out of the area Would love to meet up with people in their 50's who like listening to music, art, gardening, model trains (that's my husband!) or anything interesting! Will email Julie for details of group, but please get in touch if we sound appealing!
posted by Cheryl on 26 Nov 2014 at 5:34 pm
Hi!I'm moving to bexhill in December and would like to meet new people with similar interests-mine include the theatre,cinema,art exhibitions,the environment and the Sussex wildlife trust.
posted by Cheryl on 26 Nov 2014 at 5:59 pm
Hi!I'm moving to bexhill in December and would like to meet new people with similar interests-mine include the theatre,cinema,art exhibitions,the environment and the Sussex wildlife trust.
posted by Julie on 29 Nov 2014 at 6:52 pm
Hi Cheryl Please email me at the email address mentioned several times above and I will give you details re the 'sister' Group to ChatterBex, an active social group for Bexhill couples and singles. There's lots going on, and no fees to pay!
posted by Jen on 27 Dec 2014 at 10:19 am
Please phone me if you are interested in joining Bexhill Singles. We are a friendly, active, like-minded group of single men & women.. We get together for meals, drinks/coffee, walks, theatre/cinema trips and holidays. If you are single aged 55-75 and looking to join something for 2015 give me a call.
Jen 01424 222383 or Ron 01424 215846
Making Contact For Chat Social And Happy
posted by Sheila spencer on 29 Dec 2014 at 6:34 pm
Read all the messages would like to find some social media can't do a lot walking aching back , love chat and a laugh I do have wicked sense of humour and like to meet like minded people life's to short to be grumpy.sheila spencer
Looking To Meet Up
posted by Sue Burns on 17 Jan 2015 at 8:38 pm
Hi, I've lived here in Bexhill for a few years now. Not thought of joining the group before as I still work, only part time now though. Would be interested in meeting at weekends or evenings if anything is arranged. I like to go to the theatre and cinema, like travel and looking forward to retirement in a couple on month time!! Waiting for a knee replacement, so walking too far out of the picture at the moment, but meeting for coffee etc would be good...Sue
posted by Julie on 20 Jan 2015 at 4:21 pm
Thank you for the interest in joining the social groups for Bexhill residents, couples and singles aged over 40... Please contact me at email@example.com. If you express an interest in joining in you need to do this, or give YOUR contact details in your message in order for me to contact you.
Just Moved To Bexhill
posted by rosina on 22 Jan 2015 at 11:16 pm
I would love to join in with the social groups, only moved in last week
with lots to do but we don't know anyone in Bexhill,
Can you please let me know when you are meeting up
Thank you Rosina
I Need YOUR Details!!
posted by Julie on 03 Feb 2015 at 1:05 pm
If you do not add your contact details to your message I'm afraid I can't contact you. Please can you contact me (jellylegs61[AT]yahoo.co.uk) Thank you
Just Moved To Bexhill Feeling Isolated
posted by Jo on 17 Feb 2015 at 8:24 am
Hi I've read all the above messages but all these groups seem to be for those over 50 I'm only in my early 30's and just moved here and getting fed up of my own company at the weekends.... I saw one person mentioned setting up a group for younger above but nothing further?
Just Moved To Bexhill Feeling Isolated
posted by Paul on 07 Mar 2015 at 4:50 pm
Hi Jo (and others?), I've recently moved back to Bexhill after 12 years (things went wrong and I am now unemployed and back living with my parents). I agree, there don't appear to be many things going on for the under 50's (I'm in my late 30's). Did you find any activities or clubs? I too am fed up of my own company at weekends (and in the week too at the moment).
Third Social Group For Over 40s!!
posted by Julie on 13 Mar 2015 at 10:31 pm
Proud to announce that we have a third 'ChatterGroup' in Bexhill called ChatterFriends.
I have now developed Groups in other towns (6 in Sussex!) and am supported by Radio Sussex. Contact me on the above email address for more details re ChatterPals.
posted by Jen Franklin on 24 Apr 2015 at 11:00 pm
Just to let you know that Ron the other contact for our singles group no longer wishes to be contacted for information - but please do still contact me for info on our singles group
I Posted Originally On 20's Board
posted by Ana May on 12 May 2015 at 6:22 pm
Hi all those who are in their 30's, i posted origionally on the 20's catagory on here, as i thought that this post was for older people(no offense anyone please!). I am a female in my early 30's, and looking for friends. I enjoy activities, rather then just sitting watching tele, but dont always have to be off hiking somewhere, am also up for chats over drinks and lazy days too, or any other fun things.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, if anyone wants to get in touch or suggest a group or something, please feel free to contact me. From now on i will probably concentrate on the other post that has 20's in the title, as im a youngster, and even more so then 30's at heart.
Looking To Socialise
posted by Yana on 26 May 2015 at 7:38 pm
I am a young woman in her late 20's - just moved over from West Sussex to live with my other half, and I don't know anyone here. Would anyone be interested in chatting? Or could anyone recommend any good activities in Bexhill as I don't know the area well at all. Thank you :)
posted by Ana May on 01 Jun 2015 at 5:21 pm
Still seeking anyone 20's/30's to socialise with. As its not an age group that fits into the groups mentioned(40+),did anyone ever start any groups???or contact each other?i guess alot of the posts on here are from years back,but if anyone wants to get in touch,my email is cicelyanabliss[AT]aol.com
posted by Malcolm on 05 Jun 2015 at 1:06 pm
I'm sending this message on behalf of my sister who has been living in bexhill on sea with our disabled brother for about 18 months now.
She is fed up looking at the four walls and really needs some interaction with others instead of her sometimes awkward and difficult brother.
Even though she's my sister I would think that she would find it difficult to take the first steps of meeting new people, and she often feels that other people would critisize her over her dress sense,(not very modern).
She is 61yrs old and has a heart of gold and I feel if she could meet others and have a chat and or a coffe/tea etc it would be the making of her.
Any one suggest where would be a good place to start.
Kind regards Malcolm.
posted by Barbara on 23 Jun 2015 at 6:59 pm
Hi I'm in my late 30's and want to make friends in the area for chats, going out etc. I've got two boys aged 10 and 8.
Needing A Laugh!
posted by julie on 10 Jul 2015 at 7:56 pm
hi....im in my early 50s and recently moved to Bexhill...my kids have all left home and I lost my dearest hubby 2 months ago...I don't know anyone around here and im feeling desperately lonely..i just need a dam good laugh and some social life...any ideas? (church meetings are out of the question..sorry) kind regards julie
ChatterGroups In Bexhill
posted by julie on 12 Jul 2015 at 6:54 pm
Anyone wanting to join one of the social groups for Bexhill people aged over 40 needs to email me (jellylegs61[AT]yahoo.co.uk) or see basic website http://www.chatterbex.co.uk
Try Bexhill Senior Citizens Club
posted by Mrs Gerry Andrews on 16 Jul 2015 at 8:59 pm
To anyone looking for friendship,activities and special events in a sociable club,look no further than Bexhill Senior Citizens Club.
We are located near the seafront at 45 Eversley Road.
Anyone over 55 can join,our members are very welcoming and our activities varied. The best time to visit is Mon to Fri mornings when lots of things are going on.
Our website is freetocharities.org.uk/bsc/
Our email is bexhillseniors[AT]gmail.com
Our phone no is 01424 212911
posted by Mrs Gerry Andrews on 17 Jul 2015 at 8:16 pm
Hi Malcolm,contact us at Bechill Senior Citizens Club at 45 Eversley Road,Bexhill. We are a very friendly group of over 300 members. We have lots of activities on offer and would give your sister a warm welcome.
Phone 01424 212911 or email
Our website is freetocharities.org.uk/bsc/
ChatterBex Is Thriving!
posted by Julie on 20 Oct 2015 at 7:16 pm
Just a confirmation, that ChatterBex, along with 2 sister groups in Bexhill is thriving! These are social groups for residents aged 40 and over and there are several meet-ups for coffee each week, and lots of social events and activities happening all the time! See http://www.chatterbex.co.uk and contact me.
Looking For New Friends
posted by Jo platts on 24 Nov 2015 at 11:51 am
I have been living here for 3 years now, I still have not made any real friends. I am 42 (almost) and looking for friends to go shopping, coffee, nights out etc with.
I have searched everywhere online but can't find anything.
posted by Georgina on 02 Dec 2015 at 7:50 pm
Hi there, I have been thinking of moving to Bexhill and one of my concerns was about not knowing anyone locally but having discovered this website I feel very positive and reassured! I'm a 62 yr old female and will be moving on my own so I hope chatterbex is still going strong when I get there as it sounds right up my street. Any tips about the area would be gratefully received. Look forward to meeting you all when I eventually move, hopefully in the spring.
Still Going Strong!
posted by Julie on 21 Dec 2015 at 11:40 pm
Look forward to meeting you, Georgina. So many people like you are moving to Bexhill and have benefited from joining one of 3! Bexhill ChatterGroups. Email me.
Why Not Join Senlac Rotary Club?
posted by Rotarian Robin Poll on 05 Jan 2016 at 5:58 pm
Are you active, a professionally qualified person, or a person with good management skills? Are looking for something rewarding to do with your spare time? Why not think about joining the Senlac Rotary Club? Perhaps you like networking, social functions, hands-on involvement, or just enjoy using your skills to help improve the opportunities and quality of life of others. Check out our website: http://www.senlacrotary.org We are always looking for good useful people to join us.
Our motto is 'Service above Self'.
Looking For Friends
posted by Carly on 08 Jan 2016 at 9:01 pm
I moved here three months ago after moving around a fair bit then being stuck in dover for many years. I live in supported accommodations for a few years then am out living on my own again. I have mental health problems and have had many bad experiences in my life, but through looking for answers I have exasperated myself learning about psychology, spirituality and consciousness. I need a break and am in need of some good friends. I like bexhil, the people seem much happier here, you actually get smiles from people here. i'm 25 years old and look quite young so I often get treated like I'm neive, would be nice to meet some open minded people. Email me if you think we could chat,meet and do some enjoyable things :)
posted by Jeanette Fuller on 10 Jan 2016 at 3:49 pm
We have just bought a house in bexhill and will be gradually moving in soon, i say gradually as we are returning to the UK from France. We are in our 50,s with a 21 yr old son and a 13 yr old daughter. We are looking to join social groups and meet other likeminded people. A bit worried moving to somewhere where we do not know anyone so really looking forward to meeting people. Are there any social groups for young adults with disabilities, my son has dyspraxia and finds it hard to socialise. Thankyou
Looking For Friends
posted by Lee Hales on 30 Mar 2016 at 9:52 am
My mother is a young 71 year old and is looking to make friends with other ladies for coffee, chats, walks, gardening. She is a pet lover and has her own Yorkie, active, drives. She lives in Bexhill.
I would like to help her hence this message.
If you would like to know more please call me, as I would love someone's help.
My number is 07984 102242
Bexhill Older Singles
posted by Jennifer Franklin on 01 Apr 2016 at 3:29 pm
My name is Jen and I belong to a small group of single active men and women aged 55-75 we enjoy many social occasions. Summer is round the corner. Take a chance on us, try something new, we don't bite and are very friendly so give me a call 01424 222383
We don't promise to fulfill all your dreams but we will be another option to your social life.
Social Groups In Bexhill
posted by Julie on 24 May 2016 at 7:59 pm
There are now 3 social groups for Bexhill residents. The members have 10 'set' coffee meet ups to choose from each week in Bexhill town centre. There are always lots of other social events taking place. Members come from all walks of life. There are no fees, and no committees. 2 of the groups are for older residents (aged over 40). The new group is for people aged UNDER 40. Please email email@example.com (Julie)
posted by James on 07 Aug 2016 at 11:37 pm
We host regular gaming events at Famous Collectables on 19 Western Road, Bexhill-on-Sea. Gaming can be a great way to meet new people whist having fun with an activity to do. Only a small fee is asked to help with the running costs of a store with each event. Call 01424 215577, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or search on Facebook for Famous Collectables
August Bank Holiday Weekend
posted by Theresa on 26 Aug 2016 at 6:51 am
I live in Eastbourne would like to join more social groups.
Im a young 63 looking to move would like to get to know Bexhill more originally from London
New To Bexhill?
posted by Janice Eyers on 28 Aug 2016 at 12:12 pm
Bexhill has a thriving, friendly Theatre Supporter’s Club. We enjoy a monthly coffee morning, a monthly theatre outing by coach and, where possible, an afternoon tea before making our way home from the show. It is run by volunteers and apart from enjoying ourselves, one of the aims of the club is to give some financial support to the excellent amateur groups that we have in the town.
Our coffee mornings are held on the first Friday of each month at 10am at St. Peter’s Community Centre, Old Town, Bexhill. There is ample free parking nearby at the Manor Barn car park. All bookings and payments for forthcoming shows are made at our coffee mornings. If you want to know more please email email@example.com.
Thinking Of Moving To Bexhill
posted by Theresa Grimshaw on 26 Feb 2017 at 8:31 am
l am a young 63.
Thinking of moving to Bexhill
I wish to be active and sociable and enjoy my retirement.
posted by Mo harvey on 26 Feb 2017 at 5:54 pm
I have just lost my husband. we had a business in bexhill so am friendly with many but don't know any very well. I need to find company of my own age which is 67 . I have 3 sons close by. I am also not as mobile as I once was but even just a coffee or a trip somewhere once in a while would be good
posted by shelley on 27 Feb 2017 at 11:47 pm
I moved to Bexhill 6 months ago on my own I only know one person here would like to make friends first then go to the groups with that friend, less daunting my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
posted by AKP on 19 Mar 2017 at 8:39 am
There are quite a few women on here looking for friends in the local area. I don't live in Bexhill, but there are friendship making websites like Together Friends that you might also find useful, in addition to the local groups you already have there. You can use websites like this to try and connect with friends in your local area according to age bracket and interests.
Good luck to everyone trying to find friends, whatever method you end up using!
You Can't Have Too Many Friends!
posted by Julie Rossall on 21 Mar 2017 at 9:52 am
The Bexhill 'ChatterGroups' are thriving! Members (couples and singles) come from all walks of life and there are several meet ups for coffee each week and lots of social activities (as suggested by members). Email Julie (email@example.com) for more info
posted by Mo harvey on 29 Mar 2017 at 12:55 pm
I was widowed only last month so still grieving. My 41yr old son lives with me, but I feel that I need to make an effort to get out. I have family fairly close but I don't have friends outside of that. I'm 67 but I do have trouble walking n use a mobility scooter. Would like to make friends
posted by John Ferdinand on 12 May 2017 at 2:01 pm
My dear wife passed away last year and I am finding her loss hard. I need to hear if your club welcomes me, I am eighty and very fit.
Please let me know what activities you arrange and when you meet.
Don't Be Lonely!
posted by Julie on 15 May 2017 at 6:01 pm
John you have not given any contact details. Please contact me on the email address above (firstname.lastname@example.org) Julie.
Surviving In The Same Boat
posted by Jennifer Franklin on 18 May 2017 at 1:37 pm
We are a small group of men and women and meet for social occasions and have no age or background restrictions. Perhaps to feel the water after being sadly on your own so recently you might like to meet up with us. We are fun not all doom and gloom. My 'phone number is 01424 2222383.
Give us a go!
Wrong ;phone Number
posted by Jennifer Franklin on 18 May 2017 at 3:12 pm
Message for John Ferdinand
Sorry John over zealous with the twos my correct 'phone number is
01424222383 Hope to hear from you soon
posted by Susan Rowley on 08 Jun 2017 at 4:08 pm
Hi. My name is Sue and I am 58. I moved Ninfield about 6 years ago.
I took early retirement 3 years ago.
My husband works away quite a lot and although I travel with him at times I also have some spare time.
I do do some voluntary work etc, but would also like to meet up with local people on a social basis.
I have my own car so can travel to Bexhill etc with no problem.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
New To Bexhill
posted by Andy on 09 Jun 2017 at 6:10 pm
Hi. I found this sight and thought it might be worth a try to meet someone special. I'm 53 and have lived in bexhill for about 6 months after going through a divorce. Would be nice to meet someone or even just friends to maybe meet up now and again. Feel free to email me if interested...I really don't bite
New To Bexhill
posted by Andy on 09 Jun 2017 at 6:16 pm
Just to add to previous message my phone number is 07951755201 if you wish to contact me
posted by Sue Burns on 21 Jun 2017 at 7:43 pm
Hi, I contacted you some time ago to join your group, but had personal things to deal with. Have lived in Bexhill for some years but now looking to make new friends. Would love to meet up and enjoy social get togethers. I,m 64, retired with family in the area.
Social Get Togethers
posted by vimala richards on 29 Jun 2017 at 2:47 pm
Hi, I am a very young fifties lady who has only recently moved to Bexhill On Sea and would like to join your Chatter Bex social group. I am fun and love laughing and making people feel happy! Would like to share my tricks and be part of this social group!
Social Groups In Bexhill
posted by seahermit on 27 Aug 2017 at 2:01 pm
Just found this amazing website and this fascinating thread on social groups. Bexhill is not quite so sleepy as outsiders might think! I live in Hastings, often enjoy coming down to Bexhill. Hastings is a bit younger and more lively .. if you like noisy nightclubs. Problem is that it's an intellectual desert!
There seem to be various groups in Bexhill - would anyone care to point me towards one of the friendlier ones? I'm an oldie but pretty fit and active, writer, photographer etc. But missing intelligent conversation in scruffy old Hastings. I did try the Senior Citizens club and I'm sure they mean well, but I found them quite reserved and very much into sipping herb teas and chit-chatting about what the world's coming to! I'm being unkind, they were quite nice actually.
New Friendship Groups
posted by Winsome Thomas on 11 Sept 2017 at 7:36 pm
Hi My husband Brian and I are looking to meeting new contact. .we bother work full time as a Nurse and Building Surveyor. We live in Bexhill and as our children are frown up we are interested in socialising with like minded people.
New Friendship Groups
posted by Winsome Thomas on 11 Sept 2017 at 7:52 pm
Hi My husband Brian and I are looking to meeting new contact. .we both work full time as a Nurse and Building Surveyor. We live in Bexhill and as our children are grown up we are interested in socialising with like minded people. Bexhill is a lovely little town and we would be very happy to social with similar people. x
Still Looking For Social Groups/sociable People!
posted by Seahermit on 06 Oct 2017 at 7:22 pm
This is quite an interesting thread but I suppose, in my earlier post, I was hoping to attract the attention of a friendly group seeking more members. No response! I'm surprised. Oh well, maybe they are all thriving and well-subscribed .. the point is of course that it's a bit daunting to just walk into a new group of people you haven't seen before. If anyone feels like contacting me, I am at "email@example.com" - hoping ideally to meet some people who are atleast a bit creative - I am a writer, photographer and a few other things when the mood takes me. Thanks.
posted by Carol on 21 Nov 2017 at 2:37 pm
I have lived in Bexhill for 10 months now and since early retirement, I am missing friends who like to chat, drink coffee and an odd glass of wine. I enjoy walking and would like to meet like-minded people.
posted by Gladys on 10 Jan 2018 at 11:34 am
Hi, I’ve moved to Bexhill 2 months ago after retiring and although I have family in the vicinity I would also like to make friends of my own so as to maintain my independence. I miss my girlie chats with my work colleagues so happy to walk and talk if anyone is interested ?
posted by Jen Franklin on 21 Jan 2018 at 4:08 pm
Just checked in to see if anyone had contacted me and found your message. Please contact me with a view to finding out about our small group of older like-minded singles. Let's meet up for a coffee and a chat . Thanks
Jen 01424 222383
posted by Jennifer Franklin on 21 Jan 2018 at 4:16 pm
read your message and would like to contact you but there is no
number so get in touch and we could meet for a coffee to have a chat.
Bexhill Leisure Options
Thanks Jen 01424 222383
posted by Clare simon on 20 Mar 2018 at 5:11 am
I desperately need a Social Club to go to as I have Fibromyalgia and M.EI live alone and have become very isolated and depressed as I spend most of my life totally alone.
I am 51 years old.
Please,I need help to get a life as I am just existing-this isn't living at all.
There is nothing in Hastings for people like me.
May I join your merry band in Bexhill please?
posted by Seahermit on 21 Mar 2018 at 5:31 pm
I’m sorry I have been slow to reply to your post, no offence intended, but my life has been unpredictable lately! I think it is excellent that there are so many active social groups in Bexhill, there doesn’t seem to be much in Hastings unless you want to listen to rock music in the scruffy pubs!
But I am probably experiencing difficulties which will resonate with other people here. I have some eye and hearing problems (hopefully being sorted out soon) and so it is a bit of a hassle to travel far - especially with evening transport to and from Bexhill being very poor - and the weather very cold!
I will reply to the email you sent and will get back to you when I feel fitter.
A separate matter – this is a very useful forum for everyone but constructed in a very basic way. One reason I didn’t respond earlier is the difficulty of finding new posts – they appear at the very bottom of the list and one has to scroll through yards of old posts to get there (surely they should be at the top instead?). Also there seems to be no system of notifications being sent to my email address e.g. when someone replies to my post.
Maybe that is the reason the forum doesn’t seem to attract so many contributors as you would expect. I wonder if it is worth making some comments to the administrators about possible improvements?
posted by Seahermit on 21 Mar 2018 at 7:13 pm
I noticed the plaintive post by Clare Simon and I have sympathy with this. There seem to be several refuges for the druggies etc. in Hastings but few places for more normal people to meet socially. Unless you can cope with the rather scruffy and noisy pubs!
Clare, this is a long shot but .. I like Bexhill but it's a bit of a trek for me at present whilst I am trying to sort out some hearing and sight issues. And the evening transport is pretty dire too. Maybe when the weather gets warmer ..
If it would make your life more interesting, would you care to meet in the meantime in Hastings (or St Leonards - lots of nice cafes there)? I'd quite like to compare notes and strategies in the quest for people who are not on drugs or alcohol!
Give it a thought I'm on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Details Needed!
posted by Julie on 03 Apr 2018 at 12:02 pm
The Bexhill ChatterGroups for residents aged over 40 are still going strong and there are many people who have responded to my original message but have not contacted me directly. And I am unable to contact you if you do not add your details in your response - please supply a phone number or email address or email me (email@example.com)
posted by Sam Hedges on 15 Apr 2018 at 12:40 am
Hi, my name is Sam
I have read through the previous messages and would also like to meet like minded people. I have fibromyalgia but also still awaiting tests for MS.
Clare are you still looking for a friendly chat
I'm nearly 46, live in Bexhill, but I am mainly house bound but I do like cross stitch
07484 311 826
posted by alison whitebread on 04 May 2018 at 8:36 pm
Hiya. I am 46 yrs old and recently moved to Bexhill. Am short of friends! Anyone in the same boat? Hope you're all well. Alisonx
posted by Stephanie on 28 May 2018 at 7:42 pm
Been here in Bexhill for several months now and am looking for friends in their 40s as I am struggling to find the younger groups. Is there anyone out there??? Alison Whitebread - have you had any luck???
posted by Colinchapman1944@hotmail.com on 18 Aug 2018 at 9:34 am
Hi me and my partner are in Bexhill and are looking to make new friends and meet socially
Wish To Make Friends
posted by Nicola gleni on 13 Sept 2018 at 6:30 pm
Hi. My partner and I parted and I’m now very lonely not really knowing anyone in Bexhill. Find it difficult. Would love to meet up with others for chat and coffee
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