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T H E B OX G ROV E B U G L E THE MAGAZINE LINKING CHURCH AND PARISH Boxgrove Priory, The Priory Vicarage, Church Lane, Boxgrove, Chichester, PO18 0ED Phone: +44 (0)1243 774045 ~ Fax: +44 (0)1243 774045 ~

July 2017

INSIDE THIS MONTH’S ISSUE Who's Who in Boxgrove ........................................... 2 From Fr Ian .................................................................................... 3 About The Bugle ....................................................................... 4 Boxgrove Parish Council News - June .... 5 The Diocesan Year of the Bible ........................ 6 Boxgrove WI Report - June ................................... 7 WSCC Mobile Library ................................................... 7 Boxgrove Gardeners’ Club ...................................... 8 Vintage Teas, with Chloe Wren ............................ 8 The Optimistic Gardener .......................................... 9 Parish Calendar & Intentions ............................... 11 Recipe - Duck Confit Tart .................................... 13

Boxgrove Village Community Fete ........... Hospice ~ 2017 ’Bubble Rush’! ...................... Priory Sunday School ................................................... R & R (Reading & Recuperation) II ........... The Julian Group ................................................................ Christians Against Poverty ................................... Film Night, 30 June .......................................................... Traffic Calming Initiative - update .............. Experience the Gambia (in Boxgrove!) ... Forthcoming events in the Priory ............... Boxgrove Companion Dog Show ............... Services during the coming months .........

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Who’s Who in Boxgrove Priest in Charge Fr Ian Forrester, The Priory Vicarage, Church Lane, Boxgrove, PO18 0ED - 01243 774045 - Hon. Assistant Priests Fr David Brecknell, 8 Priory Close - 01243 784841 Fr Victor Cassam, 195 Oving Road, Chichester - 01243 783998 Churchwardens Mrs Sue Chevis, Cowslip Cottage, Dairy Lane, Maudlin, PO18 0PE 01243 539836 - Mr Christopher Beazley, Warren Farm House, Warren Farm Lane, Chichester, PO19 5RU - 01243 763453 - Hon. Treasurer Richard Chevis, Cowslip Cottage, Dairy Lane, Maudlin, PO18 0PE 01243 539836 - Cathedral Link Mike Beaman, 10 Evelyn Avenue, Rustington, BN16 2EJ - 01903 367039 Priory and St Blaise Centre Bookings and Enquiries Richard Chevis - Cowslip Cottage, Dairy Lane, Maudlin, PO18 0PE 01243 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 - 01243 527312 Boxgrove CofE Primary School - Mrs Kim Thornton - 01243 773309 Boxgrove Village Hall Bookings and Enquiries - Pat Burton - 01243 788332 Local Police

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From Father Ian

What a mess! The recent politicking in the run-up to the general election has come to a predictable conclusion. How and why? Well there was certainly a lack of accurate information that would have been useful to electors when trying to fulfil their duty and make their best judgements. There was also a sense that the government believed all the important arguments were already won and there was no need for the politicians to do much to persuade the electorate. These two things point to a disconnection between the politicians and the voters. The electorate do not like to be taken for granted. Of course 'people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones', and I am struck by some similar disconnections within the church's attempt at democracy. I do not see, nationally, much connection between Parochial Church Councils, Deanery Synods, Diocesan Synods and the General Synod. The distance between the average churchgoer and the upper echelons of power in the Church is as vast as is that from the 'man on the Clapham omnibus' and the Prime Minister. How do we strengthen these democratic endeavours? Firstly, I think, by truthful and accessible reporting. The political spin of newspaper owners is subversive to the truth, and very damaging to the way we want to be. Secondly, perhaps we need to relearn the art of debate. True debating involves a knowledge of the subject so that you could almost argue it from any side. Thirdly, we need to put much more effort into democracy, not leaving things just to the 'people who like that sort of thing' or to those who feel they have a natural 'right' to exercise power and make decisions for others. In the meantime, do pray for politicians, and for all those, around the world, who rule and govern. Every blessing,

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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 clearly marked “Boxgrove Bugle” may be left in the Vicarage postbox. Any other items relating to the Bugle should also be referred to the Treasurer. DATES 2017 Issue Month Copy Deadline Publication Date (There will be no Bugle in August) September 15 August 27 August 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 Why not add a link to your desktop?

ΩΩΩΩΩΩ Theological question A young child says Grace at Sunday lunch, having recently learned it at school. He prefaces it with ‘In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Homely Spirit ...’ Right or Wrong? Page 4

BOXGROVE PARISH COUNCIL NEWS JUNE 2017 Having commented on the WSCC plans for improvements to the A285 between Chichester and Petworth addressed to Katy Bourne, our Police and Crime Commissioner, I was disappointed with a response from Ian Jeffrey, the Sussex Police Road Safety Officer. He fully supports the measures proposed by WSCC as I outlined in last month's report. No mention of any thoughts to reduce the speeds on this stretch of road though I've noticed Police Motor Cycle Patrol signs have appeared recently!! After the recent Slow Down Week it has been suggested that more could be done to tidy up the Street Scene. Perhaps frontages to properties could receive a little more attention either by owners or possibly volunteers as was the case during the traffic calming exercise. Jim McDonald will welcome any thoughts on this matter. Once again the riding of off road type motorcycles has become a nuisance across the Common and in Tinwood Lane. It is apparently youngsters from across the A27 divide who are responsible: they have been seen riding over the foot/cycle bridge and up The Street, quite illegally, with no means of identifying them, i.e. registration numbers. They will of course carry no insurance either! The days of informing the PCSO have now passed, so confrontation, with the risk of abuse, seems the only answer. Reporting to the Constabulary hardly brings results! They don't have the resources any longer. The plans for a new Sports Pavilion, in place of the very tired, 30 year old, existing one, have been finalised and presented to the CDC planning department for consideration. Now, serious fund raising must begin to bring this to fruition. A new lease for this purpose has been agreed between the PC and the Sports Club. Progress with the restoration work to the Windmill is still slow, though they have manage to hang tiles completely round the structure up to a height of about 2 metres! A long way to go yet! I think the 18 week schedule for completion was very ambitious. The next meeting of the PC is on Monday 3rd of July. There is no meeting in August. Henry Potter Chairman, Boxgrove Parish Council

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DIOCESAN YEAR OF THE BIBLE remaining events For event details check with venues or see the Diocesan website: SEPTEMBER • Archdeaconry of Chichester Lecture on Biblical Criticism in a Secular Culture on 5 September at 3.00pm at St Nicholas’, Arundel.

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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.

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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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BOXGROVE WI REPORT, JUNE 2017 The President, Chris Potter, welcomed Members and a guest to the June meeting. The speaker for this meeting was to have been our County Chairman, Yvonne Price, who would have spoken on Pathology, but she was in London being inducted to the National Board. Chris had managed to find a Speaker to replace Yvonne: Rebecca Robertson, from the Chichester Library. Her talk centred around all that the Library could offer people: there are a vast number of services and help available if you need it! Her talk was highly entertaining and most knowledgeable. Rebecca first joined the Library Service as a fifteen-year-old Saturday Girl in Selsey and could not see herself doing anything else. We were then treated to homemade shortbread and cakes made by Pauline O'Hare, one of our newer members. After tea, the minutes of last month's meeting were read and Matters Arising were discussed. The West Sussex News was read and various activities noted and put on the board to be passed around. Reports from the Garden Event, the Pot Luck Lunch and the visit to Exbury Gardens were received. Our July meeting will host Diana Beck, speaking on experiences "Behind the Dentist's Chair". The Lunch Club will visit The White Hart at Stopham later this month. The Resolution results were given, but no report received as yet! Future Events There is to be a Village Fete on July 23rd, opening at 12.30 until 5.00pm. The WI will be running a 'guess the weight of a cake' and 'guess the number of Marshmallows in a jar' and 'the number of Jelly Beans in a jar'. We will also be involved in the Baking and Flower Arranging classes. Both will have two age groups, under 14 and 15, and over. Entry forms for these classes will be available from the Manager's Office at the Village Hall. We will endeavour to help with the many other attractions on the day. Literary Lunch The ticket sales are going well for this popular event. Two Members will be visiting Denman College on 9th and 10th of July and a team of four from Boxgrove will be attending a Quiz at North Mundham WI. The President thanked all who had helped at the Garden Event and this afternoon! The Raffle was drawn and the meeting closed at 4.40 pm. Chris Potter President

WSCC Mobile Library 14 & 28 July 11 & 25 August 2.10-2.40 pm Boxgrove Village Hall Tel: 01243 382470

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BOXGROVE GARDENERS’ CLUB Summer Programme of Visits to Gardens 4 July: Whitehanger, Haslemere - our evening outing at 6pm 11 August: Harbourside, Prinsted - 2pm (children welcome too, as its holiday time!) 13 September: Chidmere Gardens, Chidham, Chichester - 2pm 2 October: The Old Vicarage, The Street, Washington - 2pm We visit a variety of gardens, then November-February we start our talks in the Village Hall on the third Thursday of the month at 7-9pm - always very informative about the finer points of gardening as well as being very entertaining. It's only £10-00 to join per year and we would love to have new members. Contact Doreen Johnstone on 01243 771655 or email for more information

Vintage Tea with Chloe Wren (soprano) Saturday 22 July 2017 in the St Blaise Centre, 3 - 5pm Come and enjoy a Vintage Tea while listening to Chloe singing some lovely songs

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THE OPTIMISTIC GARDENER High Trees - June 2017 - No.5

Pests, peas and Pet “One of these days you are going to get a fork through your foot!", I moan, and for the umpteenth time pick up and propel into flight my constant digging companion, Pet, who takes the opportunity of Janet's weeding activities as a sign that there is a free take-away on offer. Pet, as you may have guessed, is a chicken - well, so as not to offend her, a bantam chicken. And if we are going to be truly pedantic, a Lemon Millefleur booted bantam hen.

Janet with Pet

Having hens free ranging around the garden is a double-edged sword; on the one hand it is good to watch their antics as they move around the garden like animated garden ornaments knowing that they are feasting on our slugs. On the other hand they are a constant source of worry - will the fox pay us a visit today? Our means of protecting them may sound a little optimistic (of course) but so far it has worked for us. We let them out of their palatial residencies only in the afternoon once they have laid their eggs, and only if we are going to be around in the garden - which happens to be quite a lot of afternoons! But the ultimate deterrent is our use of Radio 4. "Would the fox prefer Radio 2?", I hear you say. The theory is that the fox hears voices and slinks off into the undergrowth complaining that those Reeveses spend all their time chatting in the garden. The hens are not the only cause of concern in the garden. We have a constant battle against critters which believe we are growing vegetables and fruit especially for them. Aphids, cabbage white butterflies (or rather their leaf-coloured caterpillars), slugs, snails, whitefly, carrot root fly, but at present the terrorist of the veg. patch is that unlikely thief, the wood pigeon. The raised beds are covered with edifices which look as though they ought to be at the Tate. Gerry is particularly fond of fresh peas and it is his ambition to sow them successionally so we have peas throughout the summer. He began his first row using the traditional pea sticks - no contest for the wood p., so hubby surrounded the 4 foot row with an old length of chicken wire (plenty of that lurking in the undergrowth for the unsuspecting gardener to become entangled in). Well this slowed down the pigeon but it didn't take it long to work out a vertical descent reaps rewards and the next parry was to put a framed net on the top, leaving only a 30 cm strip about a /continued overleaf Page 9

metre off the ground. Yes - you guessed correctly - pigeons can fly sideways. So now the pea bed has more of the appearance of a shanty town and goodness knows how we are going to pick the peas should they ever get to that stage. The carrots are prone to a pest called carrot root fly which - poor things - can fly no higher than 18" off the ground so we surround designated carrot bed with a curtain wall two feet high made from an industrial sized roll of mesh fabric liberated from the art cupboard at our old school. Nobody had used this material in the 26 years I had been there. In fact nobody knew what the stuff was for in the first place (I suspect tapestry may have been taught at Storrington in the 19th century.) So when it was tossed into the skip, the Reeveses saw an 'opportunity' and staggered home with it. We have had our first thinnings of the carrots and so far the carrot root flies have not scaled the heights. We are very modern in our enthusiasm for recycling, or more accurately re-using. The Measures to thwart the wood pigeons! climbing bean bed is a perfect example. The poles are made from a tough plastic tubing which an old neighbour who worked for BT gave to us, and the mini-cloches are exquisitely fashioned from old 2 litre lemonade bottles with top and bottom sliced off, through which the young plants can escape the predations of the slugs - although I haven't seen much slug damage this year - maybe the dry May is the reason. The bottles also direct the watering down to the roots of each plant where it is needed. Another part of the lemonade bottle which is re-used is the cap, which we fix to the ends of the horizontal ridge pole to avoid skewering our eyeballs. However the beans grow so well and the poles are so long that we need step ladders to pick them! It pays to have a totter's mentality when gardening organically. Shall I take those old window panes to the tip? Heavens! No! They will make perfect mini-greenhouses to warm the soil. What about putting these currant prunings on the bonfire? Don't be daft - they will make excellent markers for the ends of rows of seeds. (That is how we ended up with so many small currant bushes one year.) Why are you putting that 2 litre milk bottle in the recycling bin? They make superb plant labels when cut into strips. I am not as extreme as organic guru Bob Flowerdew, who has dead freezers and old bicycle parts decorating his allotment as well as car tyres, old rusty bed heads and flat panel radiators. One of my more unusual re-usings is the use of dead violin bows as supports for my peppers and aubergines in the greenhouse. However, despite looking like Steptoe & Son's yard, our veg. patch comes up with the goods and we have eaten our first truly High Trees meal of the year. I won't make you salivate over the menu but, amazing to say, it did include fresh garden peas! Janet Reeves Page 10


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DUCK CONFIT TART (otherwise known as 'Heart Attack Pie!')

This month’s recipe is from Priory Choir member (and the Priory’s new ‘Cathedral Link’), Mike Beaman Preparation: 40 minutes Cooking: 45 minutes, 200 degrees C (fan) Serves 6 For the pastry: 250g self raising flour,125g butter in small pieces, cold water For the filling: 400g tin of duck or goose confit (available from Waitrose or the Auchan in Boulogne) 500g small whole potatoes, cooked 4 eggs 75ml milk 2 tbsp double cream 4 shallots, diced 2 cloves of garlic, crushed, peeled and chopped bunch of flat leaf parsley, chopped sea salt and freshly ground black pepper or Bajan spice Method Make the pastry in the usual way and then wrap and chill in fridge for 30 minutes For the filling: Open the the tin of confit and remove meat. (This can be very messy so have lots of newspaper on your worktop. Save the fat for roasting the potatoes.) Discard the skin and then roughly chop the meat. Slice the potatoes. In a bowl beat the eggs, milk and cream together. Heat oven to 200 degrees C (fan) Lightly butter the pie dish (20-25 cm). Roll out pastry and line the dish. Add the confit, shallots, garlic, parsley, and seasoning to the pie base, then layer the potatoes over the top. Then pour egg mix over this. Cook pie in middle of the oven for 45 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature after 30 minutes if the tart is browning too much on top. Serve tart warm with a fresh water cress salad (that's the healthy bit!). As they say in the USA 'from my kitchen to yours, happy cooking!' Page 13

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‘Pop’ In and Join the Bubble Rush in support of St Wilfrid’s Hospice this Summer! St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester is inviting you to join in the Bubble Rush Fun Run and help raise money in the frothiest fun of the summer. The Bubble Rush will be held at Chichester High School on Saturday 2nd September: participants will face four different coloured ‘bubble stations’ along the course (approx. 4km) where they will be sprayed with frothy foam, and run, walk, skip, dance Bubble Rush 2016 their through a wall of coloured bubbles! The event is open to all ages and abilities, and there will be live entertainment and children’s activities on the day. Every participant will receive a free T-shirt and finisher’s medal. St Wilfrid’s relies on public support to help raise funds for its much needed end of life care throughout the area. Entry costs are adults £25 and children £7.50 and it is hoped that each participant will raise as much as they can through additional sponsorship. St Wilfrid’s held the event for the first time last year, and as well as loads of foam-tastic fun for everyone it raised around £26,000 for this good cause. To take part in the Bubble Rush, register online at and choose between the Blue Wave (12:30pm) or Pink Wave (13:30pm) start times, or contact Gemma Tupper in the Fundraising Office on 01243 755827. St. Wilfrid’s Hospice Chichester

PRIORY SUNDAY SCHOOL Remaining dates for the Priory Sunday School are as follows: 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 15

R & R (Reading and Recuperation) In the June Bugle, Sally explained how, after a knee operation, she found herself forced to spend an immense of time off her feet. She shared with us the titles of some of the novels which John and Ros Craven kindly lent her to help while away the time. If you’ve already managed to read all the titles included last month, here are some more to enjoy during the long, hot days of summer ...! --o0o-Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant. An almost unbearably sad story, written in a deceptively simple and folk-tale-like style, about an ageing couple approaching their final separation. Noah Hawley, Before the Fall. A private plane crashes off Martha's Vineyard, with a struggling artist on board as the result of a last-minute invitation; the artist, and the young - now orphaned - son of the plane's owner, are the only survivors. The artist is unwillingly thrust into the limelight as speculation grows about the cause of the crash, and about the stories of each of the passengers. Sejal Badani, Trail of Broken Wings. Three very different Indian-American sisters gather with their mother, for the first time in years, around the bed of their father who is in a coma. As the secrets of all their lives gradually emerge, it finally becomes clear what really happened to him. Ayse Kulin, Last Train to Istanbul. A gripping fictionalised account of the true story of how a group of Turkish citizens, including many Jews, trapped in Paris when the Nazis invade France, are helped to escape on a nightmarish train journey across the continent. C J Sansom, Dissolution; Dark Fire; Sovereign. My first taste of Sansom’s historical murder mysteries, set (most authentically) in the time of Henry VIII. His hero is a hunchbacked lawyer with a refreshing degree of self-doubt; his relationships with his assistants, and his tentative and ultimately doomed attempts at romance, are nicely painted, and the villains are magnificently villainous … William Dalrymple, From the Holy Mountain. Not a novel this time, but an account of Dalrymple’s journey from Turkey to Egypt, tracing the last remnants of Eastern Christianity as he follows in the footsteps of two 6 th-century monks. It is an eye-opening picture of the situation nearly 20 years ago - one wonders how much, if anything, of these Christian communities still survives today. At the end of her list, Sally says: Having devoured such a huge number of murder (and other) mystery stories, I started to wonder what it is about these which so fascinates us. It seems a rather /continued ... Page 16

grim subject for entertainment, but clearly - to judge not only from the booksellers’ shelves, but also from the TV listings - it is one that is highly popular. Partly, it's the challenge of trying to spot the relevant clue or clues, and thus to correctly guess the identity of the murderer. But perhaps there's more to it than that: Harriet Vane, in one of Jill Paton Walsh's skilful recreations of the Dorothy Sayers characters, says something to the effect that detective fiction serves to reassure us that order and justice will eventually prevail in the world (even if the reality may often indicate otherwise). But now I have a problem - how to continue to satisfy my voracious appetite for reading, now that I no longer have the excuse? Half an hour at bedtime is simply not going to be enough ‌ Sally Morris

Julian Group Monday 11 September 2017 3pm at the St Blaise Centre

Enfolded in Love Julian of Norwich

CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY ... because nobody should be held hostage by debt and poverty. Remaining courses in 2017 are as follows: 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: Page 17

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The Boxgrove and Halnaker Traffic Calming Initiative Traffic in Villages Driving speeds today on rural roads and in villages rely mainly on driver consent. There is currently very little chance of any official consequences for speeding in villages. Drivers’ choice of speed is partly dependent on the characteristics of the road on which they are driving, and the drivers’ perception of what is a safe speed … this will often differ to that of other road users, such as pedestrians, pedal cyclistsand horse riders. Therefore, it is important that the road design gives drivers the right messages about the maximum safe speed. Current thinking from experts is that consent is gained through making the driver feel he is passing through a shared space within the village with pedestrians, cyclists etc. There also must be a sense of community within the village that can be demonstrated by a tidy, well cared for area. This is a quote from Hamilton Baille Associates, who are globally recognised experts in traffic management and road safety: “driver behaviour can be modified by small scale measures to enhance qualities of place that do not require heavy highway engineering measures, for which communities can take responsibility. The care and configuration of the surroundings to the highway, the painting and upkeep of railings, benches, verges, hedges and trees can all play an important role. Further, the boundaries of the speed limit also need to be aligned with the boundaries of development. Extending 30 mph limits well out into the countryside is in fact likely to result in higher speeds in the village core, as drivers will see the limit, regard it as unreasonable, and continue to ignore it even when they enter the built-up area”. There are many soft community issues such as these, which the Boxgrove Traffic Calming Group is trying to implement, and all help is welcome. You may have seen people out in May tidying up the village. They were volunteers, not WSSC employees, and they received positive reactions from many villagers for the work they did. Another village tidy up day is being planned for July - litter pick up, grass verges cut back, hedges trimmed, weeds removed from the streets. Please come and join in. The pictures below show how the concepts of shared space may be implemented and this is how many villages are reclaiming their streets. The pub and houses below have reduced the problem of speeding by blurring the spaces and reducing the perceived absolute right of way for the driver. /continued ... Page 19

Local Examples from Buriton:

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These changes to road design are not expensive and often can have a dramatic effect creating a much better village environment. The engineering design principles for major roads are not always appropriate for villages.

Boxgrove Example

One of several 32ton tipper trucks using Boxgrove to access the A285 this month These ideas above do not exclude the need for hard controls such as speed recording and cameras. For instance 32ton lorries have no place in Boxgrove, nor do cars travelling at 50 mph past the shop or 70mph through Halnaker. The Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents published a speeding fact sheet that states 45% of drivers speed and 15% by a wide margin. This is supported by the data collected in Boxgrove over the last 6 months. There are three main ways to tackle the problem: Driver consent and education Road design Enforcement On the last point police have responded to many communities’ request for help to stop hardcore speeders through a scheme called the Community Speed Watch. This scheme enables members of the public to record and report speeding drivers. /continued ... Page 21

Boxgrove and Halnaker have 4 people trained and certified by the police for Community Speed Watch. Our two villages also own a new hand held speed gun through money donated by several Boxgrove and Halnaker residents. The location of the speed check needs to be approved by the police and then official monitoring can begin. The intent is to gain drivers co-operation in obeying the speed limit. Those that choose not to will be reported to the police who will write to the driver concerned with a warning. This remains on record so the police have further options if speeding is repeated either in Boxgrove or Halnaker or elsewhere. For the Festival of Speed Week Boxgrove will be putting out the signage and gateway entrance statements to remind drivers they are passing through a village and to respect the speed limit. Please support us by putting a sticker on your Wheelie Bin or any visible place from the road. Email for a free Bin sticker if you want one! Boxgrove and Halnaker Traffic Calming Group Email:

DOUBLE BOOKED - CAN YOU HELP? A friend of mine has two tickets for this year's Men's Finals at Wimbledon. They are really good tickets and include a "table service" cream tea. He didn't realise when he bought them that this is the same day as his wedding. If you're interested and want to go instead of him, it's at St John's Church, Worcester, at 2.15pm on the 16th. Her name is Janet. She’ll be the one in the white dress.

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Experience The Gambia – in Boxgrove!!! Fancy a fun evening of African food, music and celebration – all in aid of a good cause? On Saturday 1 July, Boxgrove Village Hall will host the 10th anniversary fundraiser of the Aldingbourne-based Gambia Upcountry Development Charity. Run by Janet and David Underwood, the charity has helped people in the rural village of Kanubeh build and run their own school. With three classrooms and capacity for 145 children, the school opened in January 2010. Since then, more than 700 children have benefitted from an education they would otherwise not receive. The couple are now enabling villagers to grow cashew nuts to fund their school so future generations of children will all go to school. A cashew crop will also fund economic development, improving the lives of families. Janet and David pay all their own costs - all money raised goes to the village. The 10th anniversary celebrations will start at 7:30pm and the party will continue until 11pm. Guests will enjoy a true taste and insight into Gambian life, including: Traditional three-course Gambian dinner, with wine, cooked by a professional chef Music and entertainment Auction including African carvings, paintings, luxury hampers and spa days Raffle with delightful African artefacts and many luxury items to be won Sale of Gambian carvings and jewellery Tickets are just £20 per person. Singles, couples, families and groups are all welcome. Places are limited – to book yours, call Janet and David on 01243 542702. To learn more about the charity, visit

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Who knows what you’ll find when you visit one of St Wilfrid’s Hospice charity shops? Maybe a beautiful vintage frock or tuxedo, the piece of furniture that finally fits into that awkward space between the radiator and the sofa, or maybe that perfect gift for a collector of vinyl or china? From the furniture outlets in Bognor and Chichester, to the specialist Retro and Vintage outlet in the centre of the City, to the numerous shops throughout the area selling clothes, bric-a-brac, collectibles, toys and more, St Wilfrid’s shops have it all. And next time you have a clear out, you may wish to consider donating your unwanted good quality items. You can take them to any shop, and for larger items such as bikes or furniture, collection from your home can be arranged. Remember, what you no longer need might be the treasure someone else is looking for! And if you are inspired further, all our shops rely on volunteers to keep them running. If you would like to meet new friends and make a contribution to the Hospice - which relies on public support to raise the £7m a year for the essential services it provides - you might be interested in volunteering as many hours a week as you can spare to help out. For locations of all the shops and donation centres, and to read all about our volunteering opportunities go to for more details.

Just some of the items you will find in the many St Wilfrid’s Charity Shops

St Wilfrid’s Hospice Chichester 01243 775302

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Forthcoming events in the Priory Chichester Chorale Concert ~ Tuesday 4 July, 7.30pm Music by Mozart, Purcell, Saint-Saëns, Dvorak, Liszt, Pearsall and Rossini. Conducted by Arthur Robson, with Mark Wardell (organ) and the Chorale string quartet Tickets £15; seniors and students £12; children free Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia Concert ~ Saturday 8 July, 7.30pm Tickets £12 (to include interval fizz and nibbles) available on the door or call 01329 834297 Southdowns Concert Band ~ Friday 14 July, 7.30 pm The Southdowns Concert Band with their new conductor Ross Hunt perform an evening of your favourite melodies Tickets £10; under-16s free Vintage Teas with Chloe Wren (soprano) in aid of the Priory Saturday 22 July ~ 3 - 5pm in the St Blaise Centre Sundays in August ~ Cream Teas 2 - 5pm in the St Blaise Centre See also Pages 11 & 12 for service intentions throughout July and August

We are seeking 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 Self-Reliance" 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. Tim Pullan can be contacted on 01243 532065 and Malcolm Knight on O7722115212 We can arrange to collect Page 25

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Mobile Computer Repairs PCs and Laptops, for Business and the Home Repairs, Upgrades, Installations, System Services, Data Recovery. E-mail Recovery, Backup and Storage Solutions. System running slowly? - Let us help. Viruses, Trojans and Spyware removed. Internet Security Protection Installed. Systems built to your own spec. Broadband problems solved, Wireless Routers supplied, installed and configured.

We come to you, PLUS - No call out fee! 7 days a week. Website Design with our sister company E132 Internet Solutions Replacement screens for laptops from ÂŁ100.00, Notepads from ÂŁ85.00. For helpful and professional advice please just contact us ...

01243 868444 07940 973577 across West Sussex Page 27

All types of house maintenance undertaken Local & friendly helpful service

Fully insured Services include: Painting Decorating & General Maintenance Refresh your kitchen with new doors & worktops Refresh your bathroom with new taps No job too small Complete Bathroom or Kitchen Installation Advice available around home improvements Contact Chris for a no obligation quote Tel:07775 671 145 E-mail— Page 28

I B Electrical Services Est 2003

THE SAINT BLAISE CENTRE BOXGROVE The Saint Blaise Centre is available for hire at very reasonable rates and offers a comfortable environment with fully-equipped kitchen.

‘NAPIT’ approved electrician All works guaranteed & insured Reasonable rates and local

Enquiries/bookings please contact the Treasurer - 539836

Call Ian on 07873 358855

Services & Music events in and for the Priory Friends of Boxgrove Priory The Boxgrove Bugle Diocesan e-bulletin All available at Page 29

General Gardening · Fencing Patios Pressure Washed · Lawn Mowing Hedge Cutting · Garden Clearances Window Cleaning · Removal of small Trees & Shrubs Garden Design · Fully Insured and has own tools

Tel: 01243 552472 or Mob: 07525 779118

Alterations Repairs Dressmaking Special Occasion Wear Local in Tangmere

Call Vicky on 01243 779932

INDULGENT MOMENTS Treat yourself to some luxurious special time and pampering Indulgent chocolate face and body treatments Paraffin wax treatments for aching joints and muscles, arthritis and dry skin conditions Reflexology · Indian Head Massage · Full Body Massage · Pedicures · Manicures · Crystal Therapy Bach Flower remedies · Facials · Make-up for all occasions · Eyebrow shaping and tinting · Eyelash tinting and perming · Waxing and Reiki

Introductory Offer—6 treatments for the price of 5 Call Ros or Eleni to make an appointment 07739 775 783 E-Mail for more information

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· Nail

cutting service · Corns & hard skin removal · In-growing toe nails · Verrucas · Orthoses · Diabetic foot care · Sports injury management · Fungus nail treatment · Bunions · Reflexology

Podiatry & Chiropody

Sophie Gooley BSc MChS Podiatrist—HCPC Registered

‘for all your foot care needs’

The Boxgrove The Old Granary The Street Boxgrove PO18 0ES Mobile: 07710 773539 Clinic and Home Visits

AB Domestic Plumbing

Peter Roberts


Chartered Tax Adviser CTA ATT PR Personal Tax

Juliano Bernardino

Formerly a Tax Adviser for a local leading firm of Chartered Accountants for many years, now a sole practitioner providing •Personal self-assessment tax return completion •Personal Tax Reviews •General personal Tax compliance •Quick, efficient and personal service including home visits at no extra cost

Local plumber, Chichester 24hr Emergency Plumber

01243 773580 · 07939 819364

075 5154 5154—01243 839013

Cassons 01243 773294 Your local Restaurant. À la Carte Dining (Tuesday to Saturday Evening) Seasonal menu using the finest local ingredients cooked with care and imagination. Sunday Lunch (12.00 to 2.00pm last orders) There may be cheaper but we doubt there are better. Join us for that Sunday Lunch with flair. See our website for our up-to-date menus, Gourmet Nights and Special Offers.

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KEVIN HOLLAND FUNERAL SERVICE Independent Family Business 24 Hour Personal Service Private Chapel of Rest Parking Available Golden Charter Pre-Paid Funeral Plans Arrangements may be made from the comfort of your own home 246 Chichester Road Bognor Regis PO21 5BA

Tel: 01243 868630

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SUSSEX ROOFING, CHICHESTER Tel: 01962 860487 —Mob: 07765 966398 ALL ROOF REPAIRS UNDERTAKEN Slates/tiles replaced; chimneys repointed; ridge tiles repointed; lead valleys repaired; garage extensions/flat roofs renewed or repaired For a free estimate ring Harry 30 Upper Brook Street, Winchester SO23 8DG

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Robertson R.B.S. Building Services

CAR TROUBLE? Vehicle repairs—diagnostics—servicing—MOT tests— valeting—bodywork—car sales Full workshop facilities

Brickwork · Stonework & Flintwork · Property Maintenance · Repointing · Groundworks/Landscaping · Paving, Patios & Driveways · Flat Roofing

Vehicles collected from and delivered to your door in Boxgrove and surrounding areas. Courtesy car if required. Prompt, friendly and reliable service

For free no obligation quotations please call office: 01243 697104 // mob: 07798 635354 e-mail:

Bill Walker

01730 810078—07885 944135

Marston & Jones Experienced local Blacksmith, Welder & Fabricator and Agricultural engineers


01243 528214 07886 307227

Blacksmith · Fabricator · All Welding · Railings, Gates, All Garden Furniture to Requirements · Trailers Built to Specification & Repairs · Agricultural Equipment Built and Repaired For a free quote or advice please contact Ivan on 01243 527400 or 07775 124843

The Log Man


Quality Hardwood Seasoned Logs


Prompt & Reliable Service Tel: 01243 780386 Mob: 0780 3070191

Local, reliable, RHStrained gardener. Lawn mowing, weeding, planting, trimming, general pruning.

Foot Health Professional also qualified as Manicurist Make your feet happy

Diana Hothersall MCFHP MAFHP

Based in Boxgrove

Qualified at SMAE Institute, Maidenhead Home visits—contact 01243 696093 Mobile: 07837 924 254

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Reflexions Ladies’ Health and Beauty Therapy Clinic Waxing, Manicure, Pedicure, Non-invasive hair removal, Annemarie Borlind Facial Treatment (New Organic Skin Care) Thermo-Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candling), Gift Vouchers Available For more information or an appointment call Pam on Fontwell (01243) 814648 Ladies Only

“Beauty on the outside comes from the inside”

Local Authority Registered

Halnaker, Chichester, PO18 0QL Tel. 01243 531977 Email: 

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Quality accommodation in double, twin, family and single en-suite rooms. Choice of delicious breakfasts with homemade bread and preserves Car park and garden Recommended in the Good Hotel Guide


Nationwide Free Quotations

0800 002 9545 House/Garden Clearance Trade/Waste

Office/Warehouse Clearance Recycling

Junk Removals

Environment Agency

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Tel: 01243 781819

Services for the coming months Daily Mass in the Priory: Monday - 8.00am (9.00am on Bank Holidays); Tuesday - 10.00am (with a Short Homily and followed by coffee); Wednesday 8.00am; Thursday - 7.00pm; Friday - 12 noon; Saturday - 8.00am and 6.00pm (which counts for Sunday communion). Confessions heard by appointment. JULY 2017 (Year A)

AUGUST 2017 (Year A)

2 SS PETER & PAUL, APOSTLES 8.00am Communion † 10.00am Community Mass

6 TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD 8.00am Communion † 10.00am Community Mass

9 ST BENEDICT, ABBOT, PATRON OF EUROPE 8.00am Holy Communion † 9.30am Solemn Mass 11.15am Parish Mass

13 ASSUMPTION OF THE BVM 8.00am Holy Communion † 9.30am Solemn Mass 11.15am Parish Mass

16 TRINITY 5 8.00am Holy Communion † 9.30am Solemn Mass 11.15am Parish Mass

20 TRINITY 10 8.00am Holy Communion † 9.30am Solemn Mass 11.15am Parish Mass

23 TRINITY 6 8.00am Holy Communion † 9.30am Solemn Mass 11.15am Parish Mass

27 TRINITY 11 8.00am Holy Communion † 9.30am Solemn Mass 11.15am Parish Mass

30 TRINITY 7 8.00am Holy Communion † 9.30am Solemn Mass 11.15am Parish Mass

† Traditional Rite

COUNTESS OF DERBY’S ALMSHOUSES, BOXGROVE Vacancies exist at the Countess of Derby’s Almshouses Enquiries to Mrs Jean Collyer - 01243 773661 Page 36

Boxgrove Bugle Vol 24 issue 6 July 2017  

Volume 24 issue 6 (July) of the Boxgrove Bugle.

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