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Findon News April 2013

The FREE community newsletter for Findon, West Sussex

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Monday 22nd April 2013

Findon Parish Council News – March 2013 The bills for council tax were issued this week by Arun DC for all ratepayers, and most villagers will have noticed that the Parish Council have had to increase council tax for the first time in some years. An explanation is due. Findon Parish Council (FPC) had to cover several non-budgeted costs in 2012, putting some pressure on our finances and reserves, as well as make some allowance for some costs that we could foresee would come in 2013. The cost of the traveller invasion on Nepcote Green last August, together with the erection of a new protective fence round the North verge following that event, cost us £3000+. Shortly thereafter we had 2 break-ins to the Wattle House which were not fully covered by our insurance policy.

Significant strengthening of the Wattle House both inside and out has recently been completed. Cutbacks in the WSCC budget resulted in them being unable to fund the gritting and snow-clearing of the village other than the bus route along the High St. And Horsham Rd., so we had at short notice to arrange a contract to have the steeper roads in Findon gritted or ploughed when the weather deteriorated, which cost us an extra £1680.00 and we haven’t yet reached the end of winter! We then belatedly started a pension fund for our excellent Parish Clerk, which under local government rules cost us more than we had anticipated, but will in future be fully budgeted. Peter Goldsworthy Chairman, FPC

Read Findon News on the Parish Council website www.arun.gov.uk/findon


Village Hall Diary - April 2013 Booking Secretary Pat Canavan Tel: 874141 Please check all times with individual groups HALL WEEKLY: Monday Exercise Class 9am; Carpet Bowls 2.30pm Tuesday Rocsters Dance Class 7.30pm Wednesday Line Dance 9.30am; Yoga 6.30pm (NOT 17th); Cissbury Players 8.00pm Thursday Lambstails 9am Friday Carpet Bowls 11.00am; Sunday Rocsters Dance Class 7.00pm FORTNIGHTLY

Circle Dancing 8th and 22nd 7.15pm Bridge Club 3rd and 17th 2.00pm Rummikub 10th and 24th 2.00pm

HALL MONTHLY Sunday: Family Service 9.30am (First Sunday in month) Tuesday: Messy Church 2.30pm (1st Tuesday in month); Bead Magicians ( 3rd Tuesday in month) 9am; Findon Downs WI (2nd Tuesday in month) 2.30pm Wednesday Rummikub (4th Wednesday in month) 2pm Thursday: Findon Village WI (2nd Thursday in month) 7.30pm Friday: Findon Accoustics (2nd Friday in month) 8pm; Gardens Ass. (last Friday in month) 7.30pm HALL OCCASIONAL Saturday 6th Gardens Association Spring Show 2.15pm Sunday 7th Church Service 9,15am Monday 15th Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Thursday 18th Cissbury Players Production 7.45pm Friday 19th ditto Saturday 20th ditto Saturday 27th Art Class 9am COMMITTEE ROOM Weekly: Monday Village WI Darts 2pm; Thursday Spanish Class 6pm Occasional: Tuesday 2nd Probus Committee 7pm Thursday 4th Gardens Ass. 9am Monday 8th Village WI 7.30pm Thursday 11th Village Hall Council 7.30pm Friday 12th Accoustics 6.30pm Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th Cissbury Players Tuesday 23rd Gardens Ass. 7.30pm Wednesday 24th Village WI Crafts 7.30pm Monday 29th Village WI >> 2 <<


The Village Hall Council’s position on a new Village Hall The VHC have voted to back the building of a new village hall on the Glebe Land, purchased by the Parish Council in 2004. WHY? 1. The current hall was built by public subscription in 1938 when the population was less than 1000, whereas now it is nearly 2000, and has to turn away many potential users that would provide activities of interest to villagers, and fulfil many of the requested activities proposed by villagers in the 2009 village-wide survey. 2. Current parking spaces are only 20 whereas the new hall would provide more than 70 spaces and relieve the High St. of some of its parking congestion when major meetings and functions take place. 3. The current hall is expensive to maintain and heat, and has structural problems which inevitably will cause further problems in the long term. 4. An equivalent sized hall as an extension would cost 20% more than a new hall due to the issue of VAT,

and would necessitate closing the hall for 6-9 months, leading to loss of revenue and almost certainly loss of users for all time, whereas a new hall could be built without any loss of continuity or revenue. 5. The option of doing nothing bar a ‘tarting-up’ of the current hall fails to address either the demand for better facilities, solve the parking problem, or the responsibilities of the current trustees, who under the constitution of the Village Hall Council are seeking to meet the demands of villagers who wish to see a Findon Village Hall fit for the 21st century. In order to give everyone in the village an opportunity to state their views, the Parish Council have agreed to underwrite the costs of a village-wide poll, which will have all 3 options on a voting paper. The VHC are of one mind – help us by supporting the new build option so that we can with enthusiasm start to fund raise in earnest and meet our obligations to provide a wonderful facility which Findon can be proud of for years to come. Findon Village Hall Council

Spring Sale The Village Hall Council would like to thank all those involved in the Spring Sale which took place on March 9th. First for the donations which were many and varied – then to the helpers who gave their time and last but not least to those of you who came along and spent money! All the clothes donated were passed on to local charities so nothing was wasted. We made a total of £226, but sadly this will go towards our insurance excess after we had to claim for the damage done to our notice board recently by hooligans. Running to stand still comes to mind! Pat Canavan, Chairman, Village Hall Council. >> 3 <<


Crime Watch Findon Crime Stats 11/2/2013 –17/3/2013 Burglary Nepcote Lane - Burglary occurred whilst owners were away on holiday-Occurred between 17th and 18th Feb. Ref 0470 18/02 *** Please be aware Overnight Wednesday 6th March Thursday 7th March several vehicles were broken into in locations in Angmering: Various items were stolen including Satnavs, wallets and a jacket. Lock the doors and close the windows when you leave your car, however long you are leaving it for. PLEASE do not leave any valuable items in your vehicles. Don't leave anything on display. Even an old coat or plastic bag can be a tempting target for a thief. Don't keep valuables or important documents in the glove box. *** Criminal Damage High Street - Notice boards damaged at Village hall. Possibly happened at 11pm Sunday 17th February, as a loud crashing noise was heard at this time. Ref 1549 18/02 Suspicious Activity Nepcote Lane - 2 suspicious males in area wearing dark clothing walking a dog at about 9pm. Wednesday 27th February. Ref 1508 27/02 Nepcote Lane - Report of a dog seen to be attacking sheep in a field. No injuries seen on any sheep. Ref 0309 17/03

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PCSO Paul Bryant will be holding his Findon Police Surgery on Tuesday 30th April at Julia’s Kitchen from 10.00am

St John the Baptist Primary School, Findon, Parent Teacher Association

Summer Revels Saturday 18 May 2013 Look out for raffle tickets on sale throughout the village beforehand. Top prize £100 CASH! Contact Christina Hunt (07974 940152) if you would like to book a stall and promote your business. >> 4 <<

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Findon Planning Applications Planning applications for Findon now come under the authority of South Downs National Park and are listed on the SDNPA website (www.southdowns.gov.uk/planning/search), from which the latest application details are copied. The details give the reason and address for each application, along with the planning reference number. Since the last issue of Findon News the following Planning Applications have been posted on the website: Non-material amendment to application SDNP/12/03020/HOUS Change to the side elevation (gable end) from brick to plain clay tile hanging and change rear bedroom doors to a window Dormers Steep Lane Findon Worthing West Sussex BN14 0UE Ref. No: SDNP/13/01283/NMA Single Storey Rear Extension, coming out from the existing property by 4.5m with a flat roof height of less than 3m measured from the highest ground level as a sloping site 10 Steep Lane Findon Worthing BN14 0UF Ref. No: SDNP/13/01036/HOUS Side extension. Woodford House Stable Lane Findon Worthing West Sussex BN14 0RR Ref. No: SDNP/13/01099/HOUS

NEW Family Service at Findon Church Third Sunday of the month, starting 21 April at 11.00am * friendly and informal * lots of songs * short talk instead of a sermon * service just 30-40 minutes * childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quiet corner with books & puzzles * new toilet facilities available! * for a six month trial period. On this particular Sunday each month there will still be a Sung Eucharist as usual at 9.30am, but there will be no 8.00am Eucharist. The First Sunday Village Hall Family Service still takes place, with breakfast from 9.15am and an informal service from 10.00-10.45am.

All Ages Welcome Rev. Bob Whittle (873601) findon.rectory@btinternet.com >> 5 <<


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Findon Swimming Pool Ready To Open When Warm Weather Arrives! subject to weather & supervisor availability New Opening Hours Monday-Saturday 3.30-4.30pm Term time and holidays … always the same. Adult Swim & Teenage Swim * postponed - awaiting enquires * Contact Jacqui Greaney (jacadihan@yahoo.com) if you would like to request a day and time to be arranged. Membership Charges – Same For Third Year Running – £20 per family, £12 for up to two people Children under 14 must join with an adult Members £1 per swim, Non-members £2.50 Children under 10 must attend with an adult New Website Coming Soon … www.findonswimmingpool.co.uk

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The Cissbury Players The Cissbury Players next production is a play to which many of you will need no introduction. ‘‘AND THEN THERE WERE NONE’’ by Agatha Christie. Based on an old folk song ‘Ten Little Injuns’, the play was first presented at the St James’ Theatre, London under the rather insensitive title ‘’Ten Little N***ers’’. It has also been referred to as ‘’Ten Little Indians’’ & ‘‘Ten Little Soldiers.’’ Both deemed to be slightly uncomfortable, hence the present title. Ten guests are invited to a remote island, only there to be picked off, one by one, by an unseen murderer. Tension mounts as the survivors must try & figure out who is responsible & why. Will anyone survive? The play is at Findon Village Hall on Thursday 18th, Friday 19th & Saturday 20th April. Doors open at 7.15pm, curtain up at 7.45pm. Tickets priced at £7.50, are available from Peckhams the Butchers in Findon, on the door on performance nights or can be reserved for collection on the night by ringing 01903 527687. More details about the Cissbury Players can be found on www.issburyplayers.net

STOP PRESS Urgent Crime Report Elderly well dressed gent who drives a silver estate Mercedes car has forced himself into a home and offered to buy up items while looking in rooms around the property. Police are investigating but be warned about opening your door to any strangers.

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Findon Village Gardens Association The monthly meeting of the Gardens Association on February 22nd drew a record audience when more than 100 members attended. The speaker that evening was Tina Cook, the local Olympic medallist, her talk was very entertaining and thoroughly enjoyed by all. The crowd was so great we ran out of milk for tea's and coffee at the interval! The subject of our April 26th meeting will be a talk on Westminster Abbey gardens given by Marian Couchman but before that we have our 52nd annual Spring Flower show when the hall will be full of Spring flowers to delight the eye. The show is at 2.00pm on Saturday 6th April and all are welcome to attend, in addition to the usual classes for Spring flowers we have a flower arrangers section plus a cookery section. There will be the usual cakes on sale, plant stall and our raffle with some really great prizes to be won. Members may submit their entry forms at Peckhams the Butchers from Monday March 25th through to midday on Wednesday April 3rd. Members who have yet to renew their membership may do so at either the March or April regular meetings. Don't forget all are welcome to come and enjoy a variety of talks on gardening and associated subjects as well as a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit and the chance to win the raffle. The Association meets every month (apart from December) on the last Friday in the month at the Village Hall at 7.30pm, entry ÂŁ1 annual membership ÂŁ5. Chris Young

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Findon Village Women’s Institute 39th Birthday on 14th March 2013 Members and guests of Findon Village WI celebrated the event in style. Dawn Gracey entertained us brilliantly recalling how she became a fan of all things vintage, establishing the Starlet Daze School of Burlesque and giving a superb rendition of hits from the 50’s and 60’s. All agreed it was a memorable evening. We are a thriving and friendly WI who warmly welcome new members. For more information contact Jacqui Gomm 07983 508622 or email secretaryfindonvillagewi@gmail.com. Forthcoming Events Thursday 11th April 2013, 7.30pm in the Village Hall – Alison Rogers presents ‘Funky Chutney’. Thursday 18th April 2013, 7.00pm at the Black Horse – Join us for Skittles and a Pasta Supper. Enjoy a fun evening and support our WI and affiliated charity, Associated Country Women Worldwide, with their current project ‘Piped Water For The Cameroon’. Tickets, at £15.00, are available from Cathrine Gear 07919 552053.

Findon Christmas Tree Festival 7/8 Dec 2013 Appeal Donations of preserves, crafts and lucky dip/tombola Prizes will be gratefully received throughout the year! Contact Lindy Laker (873932)

Findon Downs WI Family Favourites Golden Ginger Macaroons Preheat oven 180c, Gas 4 1 egg white 75gm. 3oz. soft light brown sugar 15gm. 4oz. ground almonds 1 teaspoon ground ginger In a large grease free bowl whisk egg white till stiff & standing in peaks, not dry or crumbly.

Then whisk in the sugar. Sprinkle the almonds & ginger over the whisked egg and gently fold together. Using a teaspoon place spoonfuls of the mixture on a baking tray, leaving plenty of space between each. Bake for about 20mins. until pale golden brown and just turning crisp. Leave to cool slightly on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely

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Help Needed for Shire Horse Transportation The Findon Sheep Fair Committee have been liasing with the Singleton Open Air Museum to let two of their Shire Horses to provide rides at the Sheep Fair. But they are in need of a Horse Box to transport the two Shires from Singleton to Findon and then back home again. If you can help with this transportation on Saturday 14th September then please contact Graham Langford 07753 755889 to discuss costs involved.

Wikifindia (entry 1) KILMORE - Place names can be intriguing especially when they occur often in one locality. Visitors and new residents may wonder: what is the connection between this name and the village? The answer is horse-racing. Kilmore was a promising mount whose potential was spotted by local trainer Captain Ryan Price in the late ‘50s, who then persuaded executive film producer Nat Cohen (of ‘Carry On Nurse’ and ‘Clockwise’ fame) to purchase the horse. Captain Price undertook its training at his Findon stables, but real success failed to materialise for several years. Enter Fred Winter, star jockey of the era, who felt a special rapport with this perpetual under-performer, and in 1962 rode it to a famous victory in the Grand National at 28/1. Kilmore retired and lived out a long, leisurely retirement here in Findon.

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“Dear Findon News” Readers’ letters & emails................... Meat Fit To Eat Back in the early 1980's we were living in Pembrokeshire where I was working as a dairy herdsman. I remember well a story my employer told me of a knacker man who lived locally and who had been caught selling knacker meat (i.e. meat from carcasses of animals that had died on the hoof or as a result of illness or injury and had had to be shot on the farm), to a meat wholesaler who then sold it on to unsuspecting butchers

who, of course, put it into the food chain. I'm afraid I can't help wondering if all this horse meat was slaughtered in correct and hygienic conditions or if some of it may have come from a similar background. Nick Hamilton's comments in last month's Findon News definitely give these Findonians a feeling of security and confidence in the quality of his product.) Bruce Matthews

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Illegal Car parking on grass verges Through the medium of the Findon News please would car drivers who insist on parking two wheels of their vehicle on grass verges and pavements, as well as white van man, who parks similarly in Horsham Road explain why they do it.

Not only does it ruin the area it is also contrary to the parking conditions explained in the Highway Code. If they are unsure of the width of their vehicles might I suggest a visit to Specsavers. Mr.D.C.Woodford.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ breakfast like a king for a week. You can’t buy marmalade like this in a That I dithered and ended up buying supermarket. the last small jar of home-made seville Name withheld in case more such orange and lemon marmalade, produce is offered in the future and produced and sold by a well-known hoggishly I buy up the entire stock. village emporium, which allowed me to ANON

Regret of the month.........

Appeal to Horse Riders.... Can Horse Riders please keep to the Bridle Path diagonally crossing Nepcote Green, and not use the footpath running straight up from the Wattle House. Findon Parish Council

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Water Wise

cover on the meter and see if the meter is still. If it is spinning around, water is still being used. Investigate further, or call the 24 hour leak line (0800 820999). On the property itself, common causes of leaks are faulty utilities (dishwasher, washing machine, shower units) taps, radiator valves and toilet cisterns. The newer toilets don’t have overflows, in which case you need to look in the bowl to see if there is a flow when it is not in use. Metering is a potential money-saver especially for those who live alone or don’t use much water. The average consumption per person is 150 litres a day. On the old rateable system we were being billed for at least double that! Larger households may find they are paying more. All this means we actually now take full responsibility for whatever we use (and pay accordingly), and we undertake the risk of leaking water and paying for it. To be thoroughly water-wise, we need to be aware of the heaviest applications: Sprinklers and garden taps Dishwashers Power showers (can often use more water than a bath!) There are various gadgets for reducing water used in the toilet, on offer from Southern Water. Finally, a leaking tap can use up to 700 gallons a year, quite an expense for the price of a tiny washer.

A letter in the national press told of a householder in the Thames area who received a massive bill of £1000 following the installation of a water meter. This was due to leaks deemed to be the householder’s responsibility. Since the village was blitzed by meter installations last year, Findon News decided to investigate how Southern Water treats customers who now face paying for what they use. Firstly, once metered we pay for any water used or lost on our side of the meter. This was not the case when we paid a standard water rate (on the rateable value) and so we were blissfully unaware of any water lost through leaks. It is still the case that should we spring a leak in the pipe between the street and the house, we can notify the water authority and have it fixed, although strictly speaking, only 2-3 times without charge. But post-metering, what about the lost water? Who pays? The cost will accrue on our bill, but not to panic, as we can have the matter investigated by a water engineer. Residents who have done so have found the service to be sympathetic and excellent. In principle, we would apply for a ‘leak allowance’ which would result in a fair adjustment taking into account the water usage before and after the leak is resolved. Early meter users tend to receive a rapid adjustment to their bill. How do we ensure there is not a leak quietly sabotaging our water bill? One Ed: Findon News invites expert quick way is as follows: turn off all comment and personal experience on units dispensing water to the property, this subject. then go to the pavement, raise the >> 16 <<


News from Paws Animal Sanctuary Fund raising charity night in aid of Paws Animal Sanctuary held in Findon Village Hall on Saturday 9th March was an enormous success. As usual all the tickets were immediately sold out as soon as the news was announced there was going to be another Elvis Night. The Elvis Tribute band "Eel Fish Parsley" and"Elvis" were brilliant, everyone enjoyed the night jiving and line dancing. There was also a raffle and supper afterwards. An incredible £830 was raised for the animals. Behind the scenes organiser Ann Burfoot as usual made sure everything ran smoothly with all her wonderful volunteers who worked so hard getting the hall ready, selling raffle tickets, refreshments,and then clearing up afterwards. Grateful thanks to everyone who made the night such a success. Also a big thank you to the band, Elvis (real name Burton) and the Parsleyettes - the girls singers who sang and danced all night. This wonderful tribute band have supported our sanctuary and raised over £3,000 for our animals. If anyone would like to book the Elvis Tribute Band for a Wedding or party just ring Andrew 07974 072002. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Charity Event In Aid Of Paws and Sussex Pet Rescue. An evening of clairvoyance and music with "ace" medium Sarah Jane Boden (www.sarahjaneboden.com) and local singer/songwriter Chris Davis who runs the Willows Folk Club in Arundel every Weds evening (www.willowsfolkclub.org) Details of the event are: Heene Road Community Centre Saturday April 27th Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm Entrance £8 on the door Refreshments available

Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club will feature Elizabeth Harrison in their next concert on Wednesday May 1st at the Queen Street Centre, Queen Street, Worthing , starting at 7.30pm Visitors are welcome admission £6. Free parking, Refreshments, Raffle. For more information telephone 01903 691888 >> 17 <<


Sussex Manures We are a Findon based company offering quality aged and shredded horse manure for your garden or allotment. There is no green waste, mushroom compost or other bulking additives, just pure goodness for your soil. We deliver it in our 60L bags, in bulk bags or by the Transit tipper load. We also have our own Rye grass haylage, meadow haylage, hay and straw for sale.

Call George for prices and a delivery date 01903 877689 or 07899676166 The Malaysian Tea Company selling single--estate--grown premium quality

Cameron Valley Tea grown in the Cameron Highlands since 1933 Buying our Malaysian Cameron Highlands tea supports two local businesses: FINDON POST OFFICE and THE MALAYSIAN TEA CO: sole importers, based in Findon. www.malaysiantea.co.uk PLEASE NOTE: FINDON POST OFFICE PRICES FOR THESE TEAS ARE LOWER THAN ON-LINE Tea Bags: These double-chamber black-tea bags use the finest Orange Pekoe tea leaves; Also available as Earl Grey & other Fruit flavours. Loose Leaf Tea: Available in both Orange Pekoe & BOPF (Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings)

Cameron Valley Malaysian Black Teas - One Kuala Lumpur or Two? >> 18 <<


Jekyll & Hyde Worthing Musical Comedy Society bring to The Connaught Theatre, Worthing a fantasy thriller that chases through the dark & dangerous streets of Victorian London. Sung throughout this production features impressive ensemble scenes & show stopping numbers such as "This is The Moment" "Someone Like You" "In His Eyes". Wonderful costumes & exciting lighting, a little different for WMCS & not to be missed. Tickets can be purchased by contacting WMCS Hotline (01903-504649) or from the Connaught Theatre Box Office on 01903-206206 The production runs from May 14th-May 18th @ 7.30 each evening with matinees on Wednesday 15th & Saturday 18th @ 2.30. Don't miss this spectacular production. (Due to the adult theme in this production it may not be suitable for younger children) Vicky Williams (Worthing Musical Comedy Society)

Messy Church Next one Tuesday 5 May (not in April) Findon Village Hall, 3.30-5.45 pm * crafts * celebration *stories * meal * Do come and join us! For families and children of all ages

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An Introduction to the NGS (National Gardens Scheme) Founded in 1927 and now supported by Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, the National Gardens Scheme raises funds for charity by opening up private gardens of quality and interest to the public. Every year the NGS gardens across England and Wales welcome about 750,000 visitors. Most gardens are privately owned and open just a few times each year. all the money raised goes directly to NGS (including money from the sale of teas and plants) except where a small proportion goes to a nominated local charity. NGS currently gives away more than £2.5 million each year to nursing, caring and gardening charities - more than £25 million in the last 15 years. With small overheads (most of the work is done by volunteers) so currently more than 80p in every £1 raised at garden openings goes directly to beneficiaries. The NGS also publishes The Yellow Book, an essential guide to the thousands of gardens that open for the NGS. The following was supplied by Lesley Chamberlain, the NGS Publicity Officer for West Sussex:

We are lucky that so many garden owners generously make their gardens available for the public to visit, who then pay an admission to see the garden. The average admission price is on average about £3.80 and in general under 16s are admitted free of charge. Both of which represent great value for money. As a consequence of the hard work of our brilliant garden owners and volunteers in 2012 we were able to donate £2.6m to our beneficiaries. Profit from the sale of The Yellow Book is included in the charitable donations.

Nepcote Lane,Findon

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The NGS is Macmillan Cancer Supports biggest ever donor and has given £13.8m in total. Also the NGS is Marie Curie biggest ever donor and has given £5.9m in total There will be 3,850 gardens open on behalf of the National Gardens Scheme in 2013 and this equals a total of nearly 8900 ‘open’ days that will take place during 2013. This year over 600 new gardens will be added to the Yellow Book and over 1000 gardens can be visited ‘By Appointment’ on dates other than their scheduled opening. Perfect for outings for local groups and societies. You may be surprised to learn that 1500 gardens welcome dogs on leads!!, and for those ‘plantaholics’ amongst you this year 2453 of the gardens will be selling plants at very reasonable prices. Most importantly one last number, 2758 of the gardens opening for the

NGS in 2013 will provide that all important tea and home-made cake experience! I sincerely hope you find time to visit the wealth of gardens that the NGS has to offer. Enjoy Yourselves! Lesley Chamberlain, Publicity Officer ngswestsussex@gmail.com Local gardens for visiting in April: 6 Plantation Rise, Worthing Open: Wed 3, Sat 6 Apr (2-5); Evening opening £4, children free, light refreshments. The Grange Fittleworth Open: Suns: 7, 14 Apr (2-5.30) The Old Vicarage, Washington Open: Sun 21 Apr All details and further information available on the NGS website: www.ngs.org.uk

Julia's Kitchen We are so pleased to say that, on Thursday the 21st of March we were invited to the Splash fm awards at the Dome Cinema Worthing. We had been nominated for best new business, and we are very pleased to say we won! We would like to thank everyone who has supported us and thank those who took the time to nominate us. Our opening hours over Easter areGood Friday and Easter Sunday 10am till 2pm Easter Monday we will be closed A big thank you from all of us at Julia's Kitchen A number of readers have asked me to print “Congratulations” to "Julia's Kitchen" for winning the Splash fm New Businesses Award. Ed >> 21 <<


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St. John the Baptist Church, Findon ... Everyone Welcome Walking together in the Way of Christ and sharing His love with others.

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April 2013 Findon News