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Boxgrove Priory, The Priory Vicarage, Church Lane, Boxgrove, Chichester, PO18 0ED Phone: +44 (0)1243 774045 ~ Fax: +44 (0)1243 774045 ~

May 2017

INSIDE THIS MONTH’S ISSUE Who's Who in Boxgrove ............................... 2 From Fr Ian ............................................................ 3 The Bugle ................................................................ 4 The Diocesan Year of the Bible .................. 5 Priory PCC as of 25 April 2017 ................ 5 Boxgrove Parish Council, April 2017 .... 6 Christians Against Poverty ............................ 7 Priory Sunday School ..................................... 7 Boxgrove WI April Report .......................... 8 Julian Group ......................................................... 8 Boxgrove Village Sign .................................. 10

‘Make a Will Fortnight’ (Hospice) ....... 11 The Priory’s painted ceiling ...................... 12 Forthcoming events ....................................... 14 The Optimistic Gardener ........................... 15 ‘Recipe’- Brass/copper cleaner ............... 16 Parish Calendar & Intercessions .............. 17 ‘Be a Star for St Wilfrid’s’ (Hospice).... 18 Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan ............... 19 The Speed Indicator Device ...................... 20 Occasional Crossword ................................. 22 Services for the coming months .............. 32

The Priory Church of St Mary & St Blaise is a Registered Charity Nº 1131214

Who’s Who in Boxgrove Priest in Charge Fr Ian Forrester, The Priory Vicarage, Church Lane, Boxgrove, PO18 0ED - 774045 Hon Assistant Priests Fr David Brecknell, 8 Priory Close - 784841 Fr Victor Cassam, 195 Oving Rd, Chichester - 783998 Churchwardens Mrs Sue Chevis, Cowslip Cottage, Dairy Lane, Maudlin, PO18 0PE - 539836 David Jones, 18 Preston Avenue, Rustington, BN16 2DF - 01903 856580 Hon. Treasurer Richard Chevis, Cowslip Cottage, Dairy Lane, Maudlin, PO18 0PE - 539836 Cathedral Link - TBC Priory and St Blaise Centre Bookings and Enquiries Richard Chevis - Cowslip Cottage, Dairy Lane, Maudlin, PO18 0PE - 539836 WSCC Member for Chichester North Jeremy Hunt, 3 Brandy Hole Lane, Chichester PO19 5RL - 0330 2224536 CDC Member for Boxgrove Ward & Chairman, Boxgrove Parish Council - Henry Potter, The White House, The Street, Boxgrove - 527312 Boxgrove CofE Primary School - Mrs Kim Thornton - 773309 Boxgrove Village Hall Bookings and Enquiries - Pat Burton - 788332

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Other useful contact details Citizen’s Advice Consumer Helpline: 0345 404 05 06 Action on Elder Abuse confidential helpline: 080 8808 8141 Action Fraud - national fraud reporting centre: 0300 123 2040 Page 2

From Father Ian It was good to have the Bishop of Chichester with us for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Many people have remarked to me about how helpful they found his preaching and teaching. On the Saturday night, at the Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter, he baptised and confirmed. The five candidates made their First Communion and were thus nourished in the way that Jesus commanded. Please pray for: William Gibbons, Chloe Gover-Wren, Mandie Chant, Deborah Homer and Richard Jones. On Easter morning we had a record attendance of 230 at the main service and, at its conclusion, shared a glass of bubbly while the children enjoyed an Easter Egg hunt. Eastertide lasts for fifty days, and on the Sundays of Eastertide we shall hear again the stories of Jesus’ resurrection appearances and be reminded of his plans for us as, in our own lives, we follow the route to the cross and resurrection. The fortieth day of Easter is Ascension Day and that reminds us that Jesus went to heaven to prepare a place for us, empowering us by the sending of the Holy Spirit, an event which we commemorate on Whit Sunday – or as it is more usually called now, Pentecost (meaning fiftieth day). I pray that you might all know the joy of Easter and be confident that God loves you and has a plan for you. Every blessing, Reminder for your diary: Corpus Christi is on Sunday, June 18th and the combined service is at 11am followed by a procession and then lunch in the vicarage garden. Prayers Please: For the Peace of the world; For all involved in the General Election

TEACHING AND LEARNING All are welcome – just come along WEDNESDAY CLASSES AT 7.30PM IN THE PRIORY 3rd May – A ‘theological’ walk around the Priory 10th May – Bible Study: Matthew’s Gospel (Bring a bible) 17th May – The Presence of Jesus in Word and Sacrament 7th June – Outward signs and inward grace 14th June – Walsingham and its shrine of Our Lady 21st June – Believing and behaving Page 3

THE BUGLE Articles on any aspect of Boxgrove news - village or Priory-based - are always most welcome. The Boxgrove Bugle is distributed free of charge to each household within the parish and published on-line; copies are also sent further afield, as well as being available in the Priory for visitors and non-residents of the parish. It has a current print run exceeding 700 copies per month. For the time being, items to be considered for publication should be sent to the Treasurer (see P2) for onward transmission to the Editor. Submission is requested by the 15th day of each month, please, for publication on or around the last Sunday of each month. Alternatively, items may be left in the Vicarage postbox, clearly marked “Boxgrove Bugle”. Any other items relating the Bugle should also be referred to the Treasurer.

DATES 2017 Issue Month June July August

Copy Deadline 15 May 15 June 15 July

Publication Date 28 May 25 June 30 July

ADVERTISING RATES 2017 Per 1/8 page: £35.00 per annum ~ £3 per month

Please make cheques payable to: “Priory Church of St Mary & St Blaise” Advertisements are accepted in good faith, but no liability is accepted with regard to any services or goods offered howsoever arising. The Boxgrove Bugle is published by Boxgrove Priory Parochial Church Council © and ℗ 2017 and may be read on-line in colour at

Lest ye do wrong Entry in the Dover Sessions records, April 1843 One Isaac L (18), labourer found guilty of stealing inter alia a bible from the parish of Dover St James, the property of the parish priest, Sentence: Transportation for Life. Page 4


remaining events For event details check with venues or see the Diocesan website: MAY 25 May ASCENSION DAY • Archdeaconry of Hastings Lecture on The Bible and the Media on 17 May, 6pm at St John’s Upper St Leonard’s • Nine Days of Prayer between Ascension Day and Pentecost focused on ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ JUNE 4 June PENTECOST • Archdeaconry of Horsham Lecture on The Bible and Politics on14 June at St Mary’s Easebourne • Cathedral Chancellor’s Lectures on The Bible in the Public Square at the Cathedral (details to be confirmed) • Bible Courses using Resources from the Bible Society

SEPTEMBER • Archdeaconry of Chichester Lecture on Biblical Criticism in a Secular Culture on 5 September at 3.00pm at St Nicholas’, Arundel. OCTOBER 29 October BIBLE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26 November CONCLUSION OF THE YEAR OF THE BIBLE • Cathedral Study Day on 4 November led by Professor James Dunn and Professor Steve Moyise entitled Troublesome Texts: Exploring Difficult Parts of the Bible from The Song of Songs to the Book of Revelation.

Following the Meeting on 25 April 2017 to elect Churchwardens and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting the PCC of the Boxgrove Priory is Priest in Charge: The Reverend Ian Michael Forrester Church Wardens: Mrs Susan Chevis; Mr Christopher Beazley Representatives on the Deanery Synod: Mr Tim Pullan Elected members: Mr David Bannister Mr Richard Chevis Mr Anthony Cook Mrs Dawn Darlington Mrs Deborah Homer Dr Martin Jeffery Ms Lara Moyler Mr Henry Potter Mrs Catherine Saunders Mr Terry Stone Mrs Susan Thompson Brown Mrs Mary Wardell Page 5

BOXGROVE PARISH COUNCIL NEWS APRIL 2017 I was very pleased to see the achievements to date of the Parish Traffic Calming Group, who last met on the 8th April. The data gathered from the deployment of the Speed Indicator Device and many photos of areas which need attention were indicative of the hard work being done by the members of this Group. Well done all of you!! The Parish Neighbourhood Plan has now reached the stage where it will be presented to the District Council for consultation and scrutiny. At the PC meeting on the 3rd, it was agreed that it should go forward and after, hopefully, acceptance, then the Plan will be prepared for a referendum by you all. The children's Play Area has been professionally cleaned and is looking quite pristine again, almost like new now the green lichen has been washed away. At last, the work on the Windmill has begun! Scaffolding has been erected and the old tiles and rendering are being removed. The new tiles, type and texture agreed, will be randomly selected from the pallets to ensure evenness of appearance. On the subject of restoration, as I write the wall to the Churchyard in Church Lane is almost completed and what a beautiful job has been done by the Contractor. Just the coping stones to be added, the new gates will then be hung and job done!! There have been several incidents of large HGV trucks using The Street, some to the building site on Meadow Way, Tangmere, and others to the landfill site at Halnaker. This is difficult to police, so if Registration Numbers and Company Names can be noted the Parish Council will endeavour to report such occurrences to the Operators and hopefully prevent future incursions. Reporting to the Police is of no consequence!! Finally, I'd like to mention the outstanding display of daffodils this Spring! Such a pity that they don't last a little longer. Henry Potter Chairman Boxgrove Parish Council For further news on the Speed Indicator Device (SID), see page 20. Ed.

Grazing wanted in Boxgrove/Halnaker area for two well-mannered horses. Excellent references available. Tel: 773736 or 07740172309

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CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY ... because nobody should be held hostage by debt and poverty. Remaining courses in 2017 are as follows: Chichester - 11, 18 & 25 May, 7pm Revelation Central, 1 & 2 St Pancras, Chichester PO19 7SJ Bognor Regis - 7, 14 & 21 June, 7pm Foodbank, Argyle Hall, Argyle Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1DY Chichester - 5, 12 & 19 September, 7pm Revelation Central, 1 & 2 St Pancras, Chichester PO19 7SJ For details, contact Peter Sutton Tel: 07813 024585 Email: Website:

PRIORY SUNDAY SCHOOL Remaining dates for the Priory Sunday School this academic year are as follows: May 14 & 28 June 11 & 25 July 9 & 23 August - no Sunday School The Sunday School meets in the St Blaise Centre at 11.00 am. Children are asked to arrive promptly so that the objective of the session can be explained to everyone at once. Children should be aged between 4 and 11 and they must already have started school (ie if they are aged 4 but have not yet started school sadly they are not eligible). There is no charge and parents do not need to accompany the children. They don’t need to bring anything with them - just to come along. Page 7

BOXGROVE WI APRIL REPORT The President, Chris Potter, welcomed members to the April Meeting. Apologies were received from Sandy Bannister, Frances Thompson, Jill Dipple, Joan Simpson and Sylvia St Aubin Hubbard. The speaker, Pam Goodall, was welcomed and presented with a posy of flowers. Chris and Joan Simpson attended Mary Darley's funeral on the 10th April. Mary and daughter Sally had been members of our WI Darts team when we won the Darts Championship at Lancing some years ago. Members' telephone numbers were checked, as there had been a recent case where a wrong number was identified. Contact with members is very important. The minutes of the March meeting were laid on the table and later signed. Items from the West Sussex News were read out and names taken for events. Pauline O'Hare is to enter the Calendar Competition - Transport. Our Ladies who Lunch visited the Star and Garter in East Dean last month and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. This month, with the Easter Festival, it was decided not to go out for lunch. The Book Clubs are still going well, and some photographs of the improvements to the garden have been passed to Jeremy Hunt, our County Councillor, to be shown to the Community Fund Committee who kindly donated some money towards the cost of this work, which is looking lovely. May is Resolution month and Jo Gavigan is going to talk us through both of them. We shall also have a half-hour talk on 'Crop Circles'. Reports were also given on the 4D's, WI Fair, Slindon tea and Speakers Interview Day. Arrangements were finalised for the Garden Event on May 11th, which is our fundraiser, and tickets are now available for our Literary Lunch. Our Speaker, Pam Goodall, then presented a highly amusing talk on The Tesco Effect: the demise of local shops! Her freezer shop, Igloo, in Billingshurst kept going kept going for quite a long time despite several hiccups on the way, but eventually was sold. She sold her sports car and bought a bicycle and went off biking all over the world. We finished the afternoon with tea and an Easter Raffle.

Julian Group Monday 8 May 3.15pm at the St Blaise Centre ‘Bound to Him in Love’ Monday 12 June 3.15pm at the St Blaise Centre ‘God our Father and Mother’

Enfolded in Love Julian of Norwich

Chris Potter President Page 8

BOXGROVE WI invites you to


AFTERNOON TEA & CAKES The St Blaise Centre Boxgrove PO18 0ED SUNDAY 14th MAY 2017 2.00pm to 5.00pm PLANT SALE - CAKES & PRODUCE - RAFFLE - CRAFTS

Boxgrove Village Hall The Street, Boxgrove, Chichester, PO18 0EE Breaking News - Save the evening date:

Friday 30 June 2017

* * * FILM NIGHT IS BACK * * * Further information in next month’s Bugle And don’t forget Boxgrove Village Community Fȇte Sunday 23 July 2017 in aid of Village Funds Page 9

BOXGROVE VILLAGE SIGN How many times have you walked or driven past the village sign without a sense of pleasure and pride and - unless you’re a ‘local’ - wondered how long it’s been there and who designed it? Henry Potter tells us here about the sign’s inspiration, design and production.

It had been an aspiration of mine to have a Village sign for quite some time and, as Chairman of the Parish Council, I proposed the idea to the PC about three years ago. After little debate it was agreed that it would be a nice thing to have so I began the process of creating just such a thing. The Parish Council long ago adopted the logo, inspired by many people including Tony Tynan, who was a member of the team who excavated and found the shin bone depicted on the sign; the new village hall was nearing completion; and of course the Priory guest house ruins and the Halnaker Windmill completed what we felt was a good assemblage of true local history. Vera Quinton, who was deeply involved in the production of the Parish Millennium Map, did the initial artwork. I wanted the sign to be a product of local skills. I visited Mark Clarke at his Forge in Halnaker and he designed and made the frame, which is galvanised and then black powder coated. David Maltby, another Halnaker resident and proprietor of Super Signs in Chichester, came up with the idea of making the Shield Logo in moulded, maintenance free plastic with the four depictions in relief, which is another nice effect. And finally, I went to Adam Darby and his brother, both residents in Boxgrove, to produce the Oak post from their sawmill in Eartham. The site was chosen, as near to the centre of the village as possible, and application made to WSCC Highways for permission to erect it where it is. This turned out to be a long winded process, and it wasn't until I spoke to Sylvia St Aubyn Hubbard's son Jonathan, a WSCC Highways manager, that we were told to go ahead. Because it was to be below four metres in height it didn't need planning permission from Chichester District Council. So, the great day arrived and the hole was dug by Mr Max Huntingford and son Laurence. The Goodwood Estate head Forester, Darren Norris, kindly sanctioned the use of an Estate "Manitou" telehandler to lift the assembled sign into the hole and concrete was set around it. Job done! /continued ... Page 10

I'm hoping that soon Graham Dipple will build a small brick plinth around the base of the post just to finish it off. I have to say I'm extremely proud of it and, judging by the compliments we have received, I think everybody in the Village is just as proud. It really was a truly local effort!! Henry Potter To find out more about village signs and see some other distinguished (and some less distinguished!) examples, visit the Village Sign Society’s website at

St Wilfrid’s Hospice Make a Will Fortnight From Monday 5th to Friday 16th June 2017, during St Wilfrid’s Hospice Make A Will Fortnight, local people can have their Will written, or amended, by a local solicitor without paying their fee. This fundraising initiative invites people to consider making a donation to the Hospice rather than paying the solicitors who are kindly donating their time and services. Several local solicitors are generously participating in the Scheme to benefit the vital work of the Hospice in the community. It is essential to plan for the assets you leave when you die, however large or small, to ensure your money and possessions go to the people and charities that you care about. A Will is particularly important if you have dependent children and for recording your wishes with regards to any pets and your funeral plans. Having a properly made Will should ensure that the burden of taking care of your affairs is greatly lessened for your family or friends. It will also ensure that, in the case of an unmarried person with no surviving family members, your Estate cannot pass to the Crown (the Government). Full details of the scheme, including a list of participating solicitors and suggested donations is available at, or call Michelle Sidney, Individuals Fundraising Manager on 01243 755827, or email Appointments are limited so the Hospice advises anyone interested to call a participating solicitor in good time. Page 11

Around the Priory ... THE PAINTED CEILING The ceiling was commissioned by Thomas, 9th Lord de la Warr, from Lambert Barnard (fl. 1514-1567), who lived and worked in Chichester. Barnard painted a number of works for Bishop Robert Sherburne, a close friend of Lord de la Warr, at the Bishop’s Palace, in the Cathedral and at Amberley Castle. His style was influenced by the Netherlands, but his technique, using distemper rather than oil paint, was very English. His son and grandson were also painters. The vault is made in four bays, each divided by the ceiling ribs into four. Each bay contains heraldic achievements and badges of Lord de la Warr, his parents and his wife’s family (the lords of Halnaker). Note: The colours of the paints appear to have changed over time: where the heraldry is described as azure (blue), the ceiling now looks somewhat green! Some general notes on Heraldry The shields on the painted ceiling and the chantry chapel show the arms (coats of arms) of many families, some only vaguely connected with the Priory. In the first half of the sixteenth century, when these were painted, heraldry was in a highly exuberant state, with overcrowded shields a characteristic feature of the time. Because the Manor of Halnaker, and with it the patronage of the Priory, had often been inherited through a daughter, who then married and added her husband’s arms to her own, there are extra complications. As well as shields with arms, there are also badges (distinctive emblems) used by the families as ornaments on buildings, tombs, tapestries and even buttons. Some are visual puns on a family name; some refer to an historical event (eg the wings of Wingfield and the crampet or *chape of the Wests); some use part of the coat of arms (eg the inverted leopard’s head of the Canlilupes). Some of the arms are not those of the head of the family but of younger sons. No two persons may have the same arms, so a special mark is added for difference. Our shields show a crescent (second son) and a ring (fifth son). /continued ... *the metal point of a scabbard; the metal pin of a buckle Page 12

Bay 1 (the most easterly) For Thomas, 8th Lord de la Warr and his first wife, Joan Mortimer (parents of the 9th Lord) 1. 2. 3. 4.

In a garter La Warr - quartering Cantilupe Chape - badge of West Rose - badge of Mortimer Mortimer

Bay 2 (above the Chantry chapel) For Thomas, 9th Lord de la Warr and his wife, Elizabeth Bonville (the builder of the chantry) 1. Quarterly of four - West, La Warr & Cantilupe, Mortimer, Gresley 2. Chape - badge of West 3. Crowned Key - badge of Poynings 4. Quarterly of four - Bonville, St John, Poynings, Ferrers Bay 3 (easterly above the pews) For Katharine Wingfield, mother of Elizabeth Bonville, and Thomas Bonville & Joan Poynings, grandparents of Elizabeth 1. West, La Warr & Cantilupe, Mortimer, Gresley impaling Bonville, St John, Poynings and Ferrers 2. Lion rampant - badge of La Warr 3. Leopard’s head - badge of Cantilupe 4. The entwined letters T & E Bay 4 (nearest the tower) For Hugh Poynings and his wife Elizabeth Ferrers, great-grandparents of Elizabeth Bonville 1. 2. 3. 4.

Bonville, St John, Poynings, Ferrers Crowned key - badge of Poynings Wings - badge of Wingfield (unidentified - incomplete or damaged) Page 13

Forthcoming events in the Priory Shopwyke Singers Spring Concert: 24 May 19.30pm and see Page 17 for details of services throughout May

The Wall

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“If we haven’t got something just ask and we’ll try and get it.” Local deliveries of groceries and locally grown fresh veg

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High Trees - April 2017 - No.3

Wild life gardening Brimstone, peacock, tortoiseshell, comma, orange tip. Beautiful animated flowers of the garden. We have had some glorious days so far this spring and it has brought out the butterflies in profusion. For the past few years we have been planting areas of the garden with wildlife in mind. We have a patch of lawn which has been left for many years to save on the mowing and planted up with native daffodils and a few native perennials. But every year the thugs take over. The biggest thug of all in this patch is the rye grass which swamps any weaker wild flowers. There are two ways to deal with this. Action 1: hire an industrial digger and turn over the top foot or so of the soil leaving the poorer sub-soil on the surface OR Action 2: plant the seed of native yellow rattle (rhinanthus minor) and let it do its worst Any guesses as to which one we went for? Yellow rattle is a semi parasitic annual plant which feeds from the roots of grasses, thereby weakening them. The rattle comes from the sound made in the seed pod once the flower dies back. OK, scientific bit over. We have been trying for years to encourage yellow rattle in a particularly lush part of our garden with little success. We've sown seed - no luck, maybe the seed was too old. We've sown fresh seed - no joy! We've bought plug plants at great expense from a wild flower nursery - they all died. We have killed off patches of grass by leaving concrete slabs down for a long period to kill back the grass and then planted in the bare patches some small success (rapture!). But this year, at long last, we have more. Part of my daily routine is to wander down the edge of the wild area trying to see the yellow rattle seedlings and to count them. This year I have lost count, which is good news. Another qualified success is the lady's smock (cardamine pratensis) which is in flower. An alternative common name for this pretty plant is cuckooflower as it flowers at much the same time as the return of cuckoos. This "weed" is the food plant for the caterpillar of the orange tip butterfly (like the cuckoo easy to recognise from its name!) It grows in abundance on the edge of damp places. I see it every April lighting up the verge along the Oving Road and every year I forget to go back to collect the seed from the dying plants. However now I have my own six plants under the apple trees I hope they will spread without the aid of human intervention. /continued overleaf ... Page 15

Of course the best way to attract wildlife to a garden is to put in a pond. This year has been a good one for toads and frogs - no late frosts. Oh dear, am I counting my tadpoles after they have hatched? At present the pond is positively swarming with the little pollywogs. We also attract some of the less common birds to use the pond. We have a resident pair of moorhens (not uncommon, I hear you say) which breed every year but the chicks are often predated by other creatures attracted to the garden - crows, magpies, herons and grass snakes. Some of our more exotic visitors, also brought here by the draw of the water, are egrets, kingfishers and grey wagtails. So if you haven't got a pond put one in immediately! Anyway back to those butterflies. Some suggest they have the name butter-fly because the first variety to be seen each year is generally the butter yellow Brimstone - the male (of course) is the flashiest of the genders. But very soon different types emerge and feed on the nectar of your flowers, but more particularly flowers which are known to be nectar-rich. There are plenty of web sites which list the plants which are good sources of nectar for butterflies, bees and other insects. But from personal experience the three plants I would put in for a five star insect bistro are buddleia, verbena bonariensis and sedum spectabile. 2016 was a bad year for butterflies. With a mild winter at the end of 2015 and then a relatively cold and long-lasting spring there were far fewer butterflies around in the summer to build up populations. 70% of all species experienced a decline in numbers. So let's hope that 2017 will be better for them and that our gardens will once again be graced by their ephemeral presence. Janet Reeves This month’s


is not food, but Mrs Edwards’ ‘magic’ quick-fix brass or copper cleaner Mix together: 2 teaspoons washing-up liquid 2 teaspoons citric acid (from chemists) 1 pint warm water Apply on a rag, polish while still damp with a soft cloth, and just see your much-loved brasses and copper shine! If in doubt, try it first on an area which doesn’t show Page 16


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Saints Philip and James, Apostles Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor Feria The English Martyrs Feria Feria

Fairness in Working Conditions Theologians Employers Those facing persecution Walsingham The Despairing




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FIFTH OF EASTER Saint Matthias, Apostle Feria Feria Saint John I, Pope and Martyr Saint Dunstan, Bishop Alcuin of York Deacon, Abbot

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Parish & people Farmers The Fishing Industry Those in Food Distribution Parish & people Solemn Mass at 7.30pm School Governors The Archbishop of Canterbury



SEVENTH IN EASTER SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION Feria Saint Joan of Arc, Virgin and Martyr Visitation of the BVM

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Angels On Call!

Do you have any used and unwanted sewing machines, carpentry, garden or engineering tools? Both Tim Pullan and Malcolm Knight collect such items for "Tools for a Mission" and "Tools for SelfReliance" respectively. All items become completely refurbished before being despatched to varying parts of Africa and thereby helping families and individuals to start or expand their business.

Copies of Iris’s book of stories for all ages is on sale in the Priory. All the proceeds will go to the Priory Appeal.

Tim Pullan can be contacted on 01243 532065 and Malcolm Knight on O7722115212 We can arrange to collect

Be a Star for St Wilfrid’s Hospice Why not join the St Wilfrid’s Hospice ninth annual 5 or 10 mile sponsored Moonlight Walk, starting at 10pm on Saturday 6 May from the Westgate Leisure Centre in Chichester, taking in Centurion Way, the Roman Walls and Bishop’s Palace Gardens, beautifully lit with glow sticks. There is a £15 entry fee including a T-shirt, refreshments, a light breakfast and even a relaxing massage at the end! It is hoped that entrants’ own fundraising efforts will raise at least another £50 to help St Wilfrid’s continue to support patients living with a terminal illness. The Fundraising Team hopes to exceed last year’s total of £70,000. The deadline for registration is Friday 21st April, and the Hospice has partnered with Everyday Hero to help make individual fundraising even easier. If you are interested in walking or helping as a volunteer, call the Fundraising Team on 01243 755827, email or visit The Moonlight Walk is kindly sponsored by Everyone Active, The Chichester Observer and South Downs Water. St. Wilfrid’s Hospice Chichester Page 18

Update on BOXGROVE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN April 2017 Following our recent consultation event held at the village hall on March 25, the draft document has been amended to reflect the views received and the Parish Council have approved it to go forward to the first stage of consultation with the statutory bodies, such as Chichester DC, South Downs NP, etc. This consultation period will extend for 6 weeks, ending on the 16th May, and during this period comments can still be made by all members of the public. Paper copies are available in the village and the latest draft is available on the NP website There is a contact form available for online comments but if you prefer to write please send comments to the Parish Council. Our timetable now expects us to have a referendum about the plan early in the Autumn. Many thanks to all of you who have attended our meetings and contributed to the document which details the key policies that must be taken into account in the future by the likes of Chichester District Council and The Parish Council. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the Neighbourhood Plan volunteers who have contributed significant time and efforts to reach this point. The team is Anna Hall Christopher Tod Graham Dipple Douglas Briggs Michael Bish Henry Potter Heather Birchenough Martin Welsh Maureen Chaffe (advisor)

WSCC Mobile Library 5 & 19 May 2.10-2.40 pm


Boxgrove Village Hall Tel: 01243 382470

David Leah Chair Page 19

THE SPEED INDICATOR DEVICE (SID) In 2010 Chichester council reviewed the conservation area in Boxgrove and recorded notable buildings and made recommendations to maintain the character of the village. The report noted that the village was blighted by the busy road as Boxgrove linked the A27 and A285. The picture below shows the street approximately a century ago and one can see how it has changed.

Roads provide us with a place of community and a place for commerce and finally as a thoroughfare. The preparation of the neighbourhood plan took into account residents concern that the The Street was turning into mostly a thoroughfare, acting as a commuting shortcut to and from the A27 highway. Anecdotal evidence of pedestrians being hit by wing mirrors, excessive speed and generally a perceived lack of safety along The Street were presented to the neighbourhood planning team. Consequently the Halnaker and Traffic Calming group was formed and is chaired by Jim McDonald. The goal of the group is to respond to the Neighbourhood Plan statement that the residents wish: “to reclaim The Street as a safe Village amenity with a sense of place for all non-automotive users rather than just a highway thoroughfare for traffic.� We are not the only village with these problems and Boxgrove and Halnaker with several other local Villages share an S.I.D (Speed Indicator Device) to alert drivers to /continued ... Page 20

their speed when driving through our villages. You may also more recently have noticed the S.I.D being moved around the village and pointing both up and down The Street; this is to allow us to exploit the machine’s other capability as a data logger. Every time the S.I.D detects a passing vehicle it not only flashes the speed to the driver but at the same time logs the exact time/date, speed recorded and of course a vehicle movement. This allows us to profile the traffic driving through the Village and record speed and importantly the volume of traffic by the time of day. Regarding volume, typically we are seeing 2000 vehicles a day (Monday to Friday) moving in one direction, so it is reasonable to say that there are around 4000 movements up and down The Street every day. Also we can be reasonably confident that a large proportion of this traffic is not related to the village community or village commerce but using the The Street purely as a thoroughfare. This traffic does not contribute to village life or our businesses and its only goal is to travel through The Street. So far, one thing is very clear: the data shows The Street is a rat run between the A285 and the A27 despite having a by-pass and faster connection between the A285 to the A27 a half mile further on. The goal is to move a large percentage of the noncontributory traffic onto the bypass. Regarding speed, the SID shows that vehicles travel generally within 10% of the speed limit (ie 27 to 33 mph) in Boxgrove but this varies with the position of the SID and time. Interestingly, both in Halnaker and Boxgrove speeds are reduced by about 10% when SID flashing information sign is turned on compared with speed when the information is turned off but data is recorded. In Halnaker, the unit has recorded commuters early in the morning travelling at 70mph on a regular basis. In Boxgrove we have seen similar excessive speeds of over 40 mph early in the morning or at night. BUT is 30mph a suitable speed for a historical village’s very narrow road, hidden entrances, and narrow pavements? A 20mph limit would also remove Boxgrove from SAT navs as a connection between A27 and the A285.

We say Think 20 The team is looking for volunteers to help with the group’s activities in Halnaker. If you would like to be involved, please drop an email to Jim McDonald, Chair of the Traffic Calming Group - or John Small, Group Secretary - Peter Gillespie & John Small Page 21



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