Inside Goring, Issue 36, April 2024

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GORING CONNECTING COMMUNITIES APRIL 2024 ISSUE 36 SUSSEX SEABED UPDATE AND CARTOON PAWS FOR WELLBEING CHRIS HAREFOLKLORE MAPS OF SOUTH DOWNS I A N H A RT Funeral Service Ltd WORTHING’S OLDEST EXISTING FUNERAL FAMILY SINCE 1901 2 0 0 4 - 2 0 2 4 Our family are here for your family FOR THE PAST Our family have been looking after local families since 1901, with Ian and Sam following in the footsteps of Joe Pratley and his son Gordon Pratley (pictured). FOR THE PRESENT Our team of dedicated staff are available 24 hours a day, to provide the highest level of care possible which stands us out from the rest. FOR THE FUTURE With our fleet of hybrid funeral cars and choice of natural wicker coffins, we are making steps to a greener future for generations to come. Telephone or call into our Broadwater office for a free brochure with full details about our prepayment plans. 01903 206299 92-94 Broadwater Street West, Worthing BN14 9DE -
01903 357003 | Give your pre-loved items a new lease of life! Donate to one of our superstore donation centres with parking The money raised in our shops helps to support older people, people living with dementia, and children and adults with learning disabilities Free Collection Service We can collect your furniture and large volume donations 01903 205303 The Greenhouse Meadow Road, East Worthing BN11 2SA Volunteer with us, email our team today at Guild Care is a registered charity, number 1044658 Donate to our shops Woods Way Woods Way, Goring BN12 4QY We have thirteen shops in the area, visit to find your nearest 2 PLEASE MENTION INSIDE PUBLICATIONS WHEN RESPONDING TO ADVERTS


It’s so lovely to see Spring after all that rain!! This month we catch up with Steve Alnutt, local volunteering freediver who helps us to see the difference between our own, almost baron seabed, and what it could be like, and is like, just 15 miles away in Bognor. We have a small cartoon strip to accompany the article on p16-17. Caroline Osella’s article is very thought provokingalthough we are very careful to tread a central line within INSIDE, I can safely say that we are most definitely Woke and Egalitarian here at INSIDE - and proud of it!

Read about the launch of Worthing Festival 24 on p7, and Chris Hare is asking for readers to get in touch about any superstition, legend, or ghost story that they have heard of associated with Worthing on p14-15.

Keep in touch!

Liana :)


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HEALTH AND WELLBEING To B12 or to B12? 4 Paws for Wellbeing with Miss May 5 WORTHING FESTIVAL Worthing Festival Returns for 2024 7 THE REAL REPAIR SHOP A Fiesta with AI 12 LOCAL HISTORY A Folklore Map of the South Downs 14 SUSSEX SEABED RESTORATION Kelp Makeover: The Seabed Saga of Worthing 16 SPORT Worthing Football Club 18 A Hero Departs 19 Tomorrow’s World: Worthing Volleyball Club 19 Worthing Rugby Club 20 LOCAL BUSINESS Celebrating a Year of Success with Worthing and Adur Chamber! 21 #LETSSUSITOUT Ozone, Aerosols and Solar Radiation Management 24 @WORTHINGETHNOGRAPHIC Diversity: Fear and Hatred 26 COMMUNITYThe Goring and Ilex Conservation Group 27 CROSSWORD 28 CLUBS AND GROUPS 29 FEEDBACK 30 ADVERTISER INDEX/USEFUL INFORMATION 30 COLONNADE HOUSE 31
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When customers come into the pharmacy, perhaps feeling low and looking for advice on vitamins, Vitamin B12 is not usually the supplement they will ask about. This is a shame as this is a key compound, and plays a very important role in our all-round health and wellbeing.

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) is essential for

• Producing red blood cells

• Keeping the nervous system healthy

• Releasing energy from food

• Creating DNA and RNA (the essential building blocks of life)

Our main source of Vitamin B12 is from a varied and balanced diet, mainly from meat, fish, eggs, and dairy products such as milk and cheese. The richest sources are

offal and oily fish such as sardines, salmon and mackerel. Vegetarians and vegans are at risk of Vitamin B12 deficiency and need to take particular care in this regard. Those who follow strict diets could consider taking a supplement, or seeking out foods that have been fortified with Vitamin B12 such as some breads and cereals. Some Vitamin B12 is produced naturally in the gut, if you have a healthy gut “biome”.

Symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency include fatigue, lethargy, being short of breath, pale skin, persistent mouth ulcers, feeling pins and needles, visual disturbances, depression and impaired mental capabilities. Because many of these symptoms are not unique to Vitamin B12 deficiency, and because not everyone reports all of these symptoms, the condition is hard to diagnose. A blood test will be required for confirmation.

As well as diet being a cause of Vitamin B12 deficiency, it can also be a result of pernicious anaemia, where your stomach does not produce “intrinsic factor”, which is essential for Vitamin B12 to be absorbed. Also, if you do not have enough acid in your stomach then “intrinsic factor” cannot work properly. People who take medicines like Omeprazole, widely used to reduce stomach acid, can experience Vitamin B12 deficiency as a side effect. This is particularly common in the elderly. Metformin, widely used to treat diabetes, also reduces Vitamin B12 uptake. Having Crohn’s or Coeliac Disease are also risk factors.

Studies in the UK show that the prevalence of Vitamin B12 deficiency increase substantially after the age of 70, to about 1 in 20 people. Over 75 years of age, the prevalence is at least 1 in 10. Younger people can be deficient as well, a British Medical Journal study found that 12% of women aged between 19 and 39 were deficient.

After a diagnosis, treatment is relatively straightforward. Supplements are widely available as tablets and oral sprays. If you have a diet related deficiency you should take from 50 to 150 micrograms daily. If your deficiency is more complex and not diet related, then you need a larger dose of 1 milligram daily. Giving “Cyanocobalamin”, the injectable form of Vitamin B12, is a large part of any GP surgery’s workload for the nursing staff.

If you think you might be suffering from a Vitamin B12 deficiency, and you do not get better by following the varied diet as described above, then please do speak to your Pharmacist or surgery for further advice.

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‘Paws for Wellbeing’ with Miss May

In her work as a Pets As Therapy Dog, Miss May helps people to ‘paws for wellbeing’. She joins us again for a regular feature to help us understand a bit more about what wellbeing is, how she generates it, and how we can build and sustain it in our lives at home, school, work and in the community.


Wellbeing is more than simply the absence of ‘ill health’. It is our capacity to flourish - to ‘feel good and function well’ in life. Although there are many things we can do to support our wellbeing,research tells us there are 5 specific things (see below) we can do ideally daily, that can really make a difference and help to:

• BUFFER against anxiety, stress and depressive symptoms

• BOLSTER resilience and ability to navigate through adversity and tough times

• BUILD capacity to embrace change and opportunity, making the most out of life

Miss May loves people! She doesn’t care if you are young, old, what your heritage is, what you look like, who you vote for, how big your house is, what car you drive, which school you go to, how important or well-paid your job is…and to be honest if you are very sick, in hospital, none of that probably matters much to you either! What we do care about is having people around us who are kind, caring, compassionate and nonjudgemental. Alongside the nurses, doctors and support staff, this is what Miss May brings to the hospital ward. Miss May provides love, support and companionship. She acts as a social lubricant, helping to bring the hospital staff together to have a few moments of down time in their busy day and

share some laughs. She helps initiate conversations and story-telling between patients, staff and visitors which generates greater connection and understanding.

Outside her hospital work, Miss May has had a huge impact on her Dad Clive’s opportunities to connect positively with people. Ever since she arrived, she has been loved by Clive’s family and created opportunities for the family to come together, while they support her care and enjoy her company. Through Miss May, Clive has met many local people through their daily dog walks and regular visits to the Coffee Camp, their local coffee shop, where they now have a lovely group of friends. This has created a real sense of belonging in their community. Miss May has impacted positively on Clive’s professional relationships too as many of his coaching clients are dog-lovers, so talking about Miss May is a great way to build rapport and share some of the increasing research about the positive impacts of dogs in workplaces.

Here are some ‘Pawsitive Pointers’ from Clive and Miss May to help us all connect more positively:

• Harness your Positive Energisers Positive energisers are people like Miss May, who make us feel better for interacting with them. It’s important not to take them for granted and prioritise them. Think about who pep’s you up when you feel down. Who leaves you with more vitality and energy after you engage with them? Who gives you more stamina to do your work?

• Look out for good news! Have you ever tried to share good news with someone and they just didn’t buy in to it? Maybe they ignored it, turned the conversation onto themselves, or were negative or sarcastic in their response? It happens a lot, and isn’t a nice feeling! It’s deflating and disappointing. Research shows that when we share good news and someone shows genuine interest, wanting to learn more about it, creates a real wellbeing boost for both people. It makes the relationship stronger and more resilient. So, if you listen out for good news, asking others to tell you more about it, this will be help you become a positive energiser.

• Be Present. One of the most powerful things you can do to connect positively with someone else is simply to ‘be’ with them. It sounds easy and obvious but it’s often much harder than we think. There are many distractions with phones, computers, busy work lives and the worries and concerns that we carry. Learning to switch off our own agenda, be curious and really listen to other people, or just sit, walk or lay with them in silence is a challenge but can reap many positive rewards.

• Be Kind to Yourself. When asked who the most important person we connect positively with is, most of us answer that it’s our partner, kids, family members or friends. Of course, they are all important but the most important is ourselves. Being self-compassionate and treating ourselves with kindness is about recognising that we all struggle some way, it’s normal and not to beat ourselves up and finding ways to practice more self-care. This way we can also better support those around us too. To find out more about simple ways to build self-compassion see the work of Kristin Neff at

We hope that you have enjoyed some of our wellbeing tips. Remember, that as long as they are treated well themselves, dogs can serve as important bridges to connect us positively with others, fostering social interactions and relationships that can help us through the hard times, enjoy the moment and look forward to the good times ahead!

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After the success of 2023, we are delighted to announce that Worthing Festival will return again in June 2024! With over 150 arts and cultural events, over seven days, last year’s festival was more popular than anticitpated.

For 2024, event organisers voted to extend the festival over two weeks. This still means the festival calendar will be super busy, but will hopefully mean you won’t have to miss any top picks. So …here come the all important dates! Grab your phone, calendar and diaries right now and add in bold - Worthing Festival 8th23rd June 2024.

Event listings for Worthing Festival 2024 are filling up fast with everything from music, dance, comedy, art, spoken word, workshops, theatre and heritage, from the traditional to the weird and wonderful! Worthing Festival 2024 website will go live for ticket bookings on 17th April 2024 from

The festival is an opportunity to see, try, hear or watch something unique, and an chance to visit some places in Worthing you may never have been to, with prices to

suit all budgets and something for all ages from the very young to the not so young any more!

Already in the calendar for 2024 are a host of FREE events including:


Live performances for kids all day in South Street Square.

12TH - 21ST JUNE

Northbrook College Final degree show @ Worthing Town Hall - a chance to see some of the town’s up and coming creative talent in one of the town’s oldest buildings.


Spin Out on the Prom.

22ND & 23RD JUNE

Live performances all day in South Street Square.

22ND & 23RD JUNE

Art on the Prom - open air craft fair.

Look out for more details of 2024 events in INSIDE’s May editions and grab your Worthing Festival ‘24 full pull out listings guide in INSIDE’s June editions.

Worthing Festival Returns for 2024

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Equity Release & Lifetime Mortgages – A Case Study

We recently helped Mr & Mrs Thompson, a retired couple, who were happy in their current home, and really didn’t want to move or downsize. However, their home needed a revamp and some adaptations to make it suitable for their retirement. They dreamed of a modern kitchen, an accessible bathroom, and a conservatory to enjoy their garden year-round.

After thorough consultation with Emerald Finance, the Thompsons decided to pursue a lifetime mortgage, the most popular form of equity release. This option allowed them to unlock the wealth tied up in their home without having to move or sell. Importantly, it ensured they could remain in their beloved home for life. They could pay the interest, or if preferred let it accumulate and repay the loan and interest from the sale of the house after they pass away or move into long-term care.

The funds released meant they were able to revamp the kitchen, turn their bathroom into a wet room with accessible bath that made it future proof, and build a new conservatory giving the home a space they could enjoy all year round. They were delighted.

The Thompsons’ story illustrates that with careful planning and the right advice, homeowners can tap into their property’s equity to fund improvements that enrich their lifestyle and enhance their home’s value.

To find out if a lifetime mortgage would be suitable for you, please contact Emerald Finance on 01903 222940 for a no obligation consultation, We will be happy to explain your options to you.

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As we head into Spring things look rosy for anyone who is thinking of selling their home. 2024 has seen the property market hit the ground running and things show no sign of slowing down in the months ahead.

Interest rates are one of the biggest rolling news stories that affect the property market. With the latest Bank of England decision keeping the base rate at a 15 year high you might think this is bad news, although this is far from the case.

The figures that matter are mortgage deals and usually the most important are fixed rates ones. In January the average 5-year fixed rate was 4.86%, compared to a peak of 6.11% in July last year.

Industry benchmark data from Rightmove shows that average new seller asking prices rose by 0.9% last month, moving the annual price change back to being positive after 6 months of annual price falls.

So why are mortgage rates actually lower than the one set by the Bank of England?

However, this slight increase is simply a sign of healthy activity, as a major trend seems to be the emergence of a ‘two speed’ market.

The answer is that as they cover a period of years into the future, they have to reflect how rates will look moving forward - and the expectation all round is that even cheaper mortgage deals are on the horizon.

Essentially, properties that are being priced accurately are selling, while overpriced properties are left behind to languish on the market for a few months before the inevitable price reduction.

That’s obviously good news for anyone looking to buy a property, which in turn is also a positive for those who want to sell. When there are more buyers the market is more competitive, resulting in faster sales and higher offers.

As a well-known estate agency operating in Worthing, Goring, Ferring and the surrounding areas for more than a quarter of a century, we have the experience that others may lack. This translates into an ability to read the market and give you an accurate valuation.

We have offered a professional and friendly estate agency service in Worthing, Goring, Ferring and the surrounding areas for more than a quarter of a century. We have seen the local market go through many phases and know how to read the ever-changing market conditions.

We then follow this with an innovative mix of traditional values and modern marketing methods right through to a successful completion.

Call me on 01903 501105, email me direct at or pop into the office at 325 Goring Road BN12 4NX to find out how we can help you sell your property.

A unique mix of traditional values and modern methods also sets us apart from others - call me on 01903 501105, email me direct at or pop into the office at 325 Goring Road BN12 4NX to speak in person and find out how we can help you sell your property.

Yours sincerely

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Thakeham Close, Goring – by –Sea


A superb detached chalet bungalow with a double garage and charming idyllic gardens.


Outstanding detached chalet bungalow with a contemporary interior, double garaging and idyllic garden. Located in a prized cul de sac near to Fernhurst Park, this impeccable property has three double bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms. A spacious entrance hall has room for a large home office/study area, a double aspect living room has a wood burner, and a first class kitchen/dining room opens into a superior conservatory.

and garage parking.

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An exemplary chain free detached bungalow in a prized Goring-by-Sea cul-desac with an impressively spacious extended layout and notably large garden. presented and extended, this chain free detached property sits within a larger than average plot for the area and is less than half a mile from the beach. A spacious and hugely versatile layout has further scope to be extended (STNC) and currently includes two superbly sized reception rooms, 2/3 bedrooms and a contemporary shower room. A classic country kitchen opens into a generous conservatory leading out to the extensive patio of a wonderfully large rear garden. Further highlights include feature stained glass windows, driveway

Spring Spruce Sparkle –outdoor hardstandings!

Maintaining a clean and well-kept outdoor space, such as patios and driveways, is a pivotal aspect of responsible homeownership that has benefits that go beyond aesthetic considerations. Investing time and effort into regular cleaning of these areas yields benefits that go beyond surface-level appearances.

Foremost among these advantages is preservation of the structural integrity of the outdoor surfaces. Patios and driveways bear the brunt of various weather conditions throughout the year, from the scorching heat of the sun to relentless rain and even the challenges posed by snow and ice in certain regions. Over time, debris, moss, algae, and other organic matter can accumulate, leading to wear and tear. Consistent cleaning not only enhances the visual appeal but also plays a critical role in preventing long-term damage, ensuring the longevity of these essential outdoor spaces.

Safety is an equally compelling reason to prioritise the cleanliness of driveways and patios.

Neglected surfaces can become hazardous, especially when exposed to moisture or covered with slippery substances like moss. Accidents, such as slips and falls, are more likely in unkempt outdoor areas. Regular cleaning removes potential hazards, fostering a safe environment for family members, guests, and pets.

Beyond safety, the curb appeal of a property significantly contributes to its overall value. First impressions matter, and potential buyers or visitors often form their initial judgments based on the external appearance of a home. A wellmaintained patio and driveway convey a sense of pride in homeownership, enhancing the property’s value and marketability.

Lastly, a clean outdoor space provides a more inviting and enjoyable area for recreation and relaxation. Whether hosting a barbecue, having a family gathering, or simply enjoying a quiet evening outdoors, a well-kept patio enhances the overall quality of life for homeowners.

Investing in the cleanliness of outdoor spaces is an investment in the well-being and satisfaction of those who call the property home.

In conclusion, the importance of homeowners regularly cleaning their patios and driveways extends far beyond surface-level aesthetics. It is a practical investment in the durability of outdoor surfaces, the safety of the property, and the overall value and appeal of the home. Adopting a routine cleaning regimen is a responsible and rewarding aspect of homeownership that pays dividends in the long run.

And if you have neither the time nor the inclination, feel free to call and we’ll be happy to quote and bring your properties curb appeal back to life!


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Abright and colourful wallpaper can be a great way to add a creative accent to a room; often as a feature wall or to accent alcoves on either side of a chimney breast. Little Greene base many of their handcrafted wallpapers on heritage designs found in National Trust properties. Farrow & Ball also create original wallpaper designs using their paint chart colours for inspiration and to allow for an easy paint match.

Don’t be afraid to use big wallpaper designs in small areas. A guest toilet can have a real wow factor with a large wallpaper design; this works particularly well with dado height panelling painted in a striking colour that compliments the wallpaper.

Paint Pot is an independent paint shop selling Farrow & Ball and Little Greene wallpapers along with their full paint ranges. Under new ownership since June 2022, the business is headed by Caroline Cundall whose background in interior design and her passion for colour led her into selling paint. The shop team are keen to help customers with their wallpaper and paint selection and offer friendly colour advice in store.

Paint Pot can be found on the corner of Montague Steet and Crescent Road in Worthing. The shop is open 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday. They also open 10am-4pm on Sundays.

their website at

Paint Pot offers 10% discount to Independent Worthing members.

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A Fiesta with AI

AI or Artificial Intelligence is everywhere at the moment and if you believe the hype, it will solve many of the world’s issues by reducing human effort. I’ve heard all this before and as a child of the 80s (well, technically 70s) we saw all this years ago in the Terminator films, not to mention others like it. These films generally show what could happen if the wrong people end up with this kind of power and its scary stuff. The truth is, if anyone uses Alexa, Siri or similar, uses social media or has used online chat recently, then you’re already onboard with the AI revolution.

The difference between today and the 1980s, however, is that we now have the computing power to make fast AI a reality. Indeed, my own website that I use for publishing has ‘free’ built-in AI powered features that scan my work, give it a readability score and feedback on the narrative. It’s all tech-geek-dork stuff, but I like it and it’s already helping me in a way I didn’t know I needed. This AI is passive to the website and runs in the background and all I have to do is let the AI do its thing, after or during my writing. Sadly, it doesn’t seem to improve my story telling or content, but it does occasionally nudge me in the right direction, when I’m tired and can’t make a sentence make sense, if that makes sense?!

I say all this because, recently, I watched a chap on YouTube use his phone to film an issue he was having with his kitchen sink. He uploaded it to an AI website and after a short while, the website gave a list of spotted potential problems, with accompanying recommended video fixes or links to other websites. The AI had even merged some of the Internet’s tacit knowledge of ‘kitchen sink problems’ and written a set of half-decent repair

instructions which, on the face of it, looked easy to follow. All in under 10 seconds. Not even Mario or Luigi work that fast. It was awesome. I was, for once, lost for words and my mind went into overdrive.

In spooky coincidence, in my other job as a local authority officer, I recently attended an AI workshop where our Head of IT demonstrated some new digital tools that could be used to improve customer service waiting times, automating and joining-up many council services, online. There’s certainly a digital revolution taking place at work, and the purpose of the workshop was to bust myths and show how simple AI can be used now, to speed things up, make services simpler and reduce waste in the system. I was stunned at how fast and accurately it wrote a job description for one of the delegates in under 5 seconds. We all agreed that, rolled out well, it will definitely improve service for residents but we could only give it a B- pass mark. That’s really not that bad, but in order for AI to be truly accurate, it needs access to almost perfect data and a plethora of sensory conditions. Like others in attendance, we all thought that built-in AI will work the way we use F7/ spellcheck today, in future.

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Newton’s Third Law, which for those of you who were not paying attention at the back of the class states, that ‘for every action (force) in nature, there is an equal and opposite one’ and one suspects that this is the case here. There’s an elephant in the room with all this. AI, like video sharing, shopping, search engines, social media and well, any other website under the sun is resource hungry. I’m not including all of the devices used to access the information nor the connectivity either. Computing power like this uses a shed-load of electricity, takes up valuable space, consumes vast amounts of precious metals, and requires lots of cooling to control the heat generated. Unless you work in that industry, these vast data centres are rarely seen by the public. I guess what I’m saying is that AI, and the convenience it will bring is probably great, but as with everything, there’s a hidden cost that for many will be uncomfortable and it will no doubt be harnessed by those who have the money and power to exploit others less well off. Or maybe I’ve just been watching too many films. Let’s hope that the efficiencies identified and actioned by AI will out-weigh my doomsday thoughts.

Tesla (amongst others) has rolled out AI versions of autonomous driving across some of its models which is assisting drivers and gathering the data from those cars to inform better designs for the future. Combine multiple sensors, every day driving scenarios, real-time camera footage and a host of other conditions, and you have a vast robotic neural network which could make driving decisions for you, while at the wheel. This type of car isn’t fool proof and there are plenty of examples out there where a driver has over-relied on this technology. I’ll let you Google this at your leisure. However, tech like this moves the car story on and in years to come, personal transport like this will feature elements of crash avoidance and self-driving as standard and be mandatory in the way seat belts and air bags are today.

Keeping with the car theme and assuming that you’re still with me (phew) I thought I’d end on a tale from the workshop and spoiler alert – I made a big mistake! I bought a car from a customer of mine last month with the intention doing it up to sell, or maybe keep if it turned out well. Since a teenager, I’ve grown up around cars, bikes and motorbikes and now in my forties, I thought that I’d get involved with another motor, just for a bit of fun, what could possibly go wrong. I did my research and me and vendor settled on a price where I then become the owner of a reasonably high-milage Fiesta. We all love a Fiesta as they’re practical, cheap to run and fun to drive and me, like most the motoring press are all wondering why Ford stopped making it last year.


Tesla (amongst others) has rolled out AI versions of autonomous driving across some of its models which is assisting drivers and gathering the data from those cars to inform better design for the future.

This example was on the cusp of bangerdoom and despite having a fresh MOT, it required a major service including brake overhaul, engine service, cam belt and water pump replacement. The seller was honest, and I knew all this before doing a deal, and therefore, the price reflected the condition. But it’s a reminder to those folks out there who still believe that an MOT is proof of good ownership. It simply isn’t. Always check the condition of a used car, or take someone along who knows more than you do.

Within a week, I had done the engine and brake service, which I was able to do using a basic tool kit. This is a Ford after all and the whole thing can be serviced and repaired by the home mechanic and there’s a wealth of YouTube ‘how to Fiesta’ videos out there, to support you, if you have the inclination. In fact. I bought a basic service kit (oil, filters etc.) on eBay for £55.00 so if you’re prepared to get stuck in, you really can save a lot of money by doing it yourself. I also bought new coolant, brake pads and fluid and a good quality cambelt kit. Using my mechanical experience, YouTube and quite possibly a couple of hours of my cousin’s time with the cam belt settings (thanks again Mark) I was ready to fire up the car for the first time after a major overhaul. It started first time and ran, well quite OK. It was all going so well when

I decided to blip the accelerator pedal to see how well it sounded. The engine returned a series of coughs and maybe a few bangs straightaway, and I pulled the keys from the ignition before one could say something terrible. I was mortified. Had I just converted my hard-earned cash into a driveway ornament?

By now, it was getting dark and it was one of those times where even tea doesn’t quite cut it. Time to dig out the 4.7% IPA to drown my sorrows. Despite not drinking Heineken, this beer definitely ‘refreshed the parts other beers cannot reach’ and at about ¾ of the way through my second drink, I had a moment of clarity. Retracing the steps of the engine rebuild through my mind, I started to doubt that I had removed a rather large bundle of blue paper towel from the engine’s air intake that I’d put there to prevent dirt entering while twiddling the spanners. Could it be stuck inside now? In between the rainy evenings later that week, I took it all apart again to reveal that I had indeed forgotten to remove the offending rag, which was firmly lodged inside the inlet to cylinder no.4. What a Wally! I’m pleased to say that once I’d dug all the tissue out and put it all back together, the little car worked again. Could an AI based tutorial have helped me out? Maybe, but it would have assumed that the tutorial would have been followed meticulously and robotically. Does AI make mistakes, sometimes, do I, yes, all the time and that’s how we learn. I’m only human after all.

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A Folklore Map of the South Downs

Having run a number of local heritage projects since 2010, I have found that there is a great interest in folklore, and that many people find that folklore is a good route to explore, history, archaeology and literature of the South Downs. The reason for this is probably because folklore appeals to our imaginations and our sense of wonder: it bridges the gap between fact and fantasy. Very few folk tales are wholly true, but equally, even the most outlandish legend or superstition often has a grain of truth in it.

I have been delighted to oversee the publication of a Folklore Map of the South Downs, which has been produced as part of the Friends of the South Downs ‘South Downs for All Project,’ working with eight South Downs schools.

We are very fortunate in Worthing that one lifelong resident, Professor Jacqueline Simpson, is also Britain’s preeminent folklorist. Among the many books Jacqueline has written, her Folklore of Sussex, first published in 1972, remains consistently popular and is the ‘go-to’ book for further reading on this topic.

The very first paper of the Folklore Society, West Sussex Superstitions Lingering Chris Hare

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Devil’s Dyke 1885
Devil’s tongs at Mayfield

in 1868 was written by Charlotte Latham, also a South Downs resident, who took to recording folklore after the death of her husband, who was the Rector of Fittleworth in the middle years of the 19th century. She is regarded as the ‘Godmother’ of English folklore studies.

Charlotte Latham, who was a governess in Worthing in her early days, understood the power that folklore beliefs have over us: “they are sucked in, as it were, with our mother’s milk;” she wrote, “and growing up with us at a time when they take the fastest hold and make the most lasting impressions, become so interwoven into our very constitutions, that the strongest sense is required to disengage ourselves from them.”

It was while teaching at a Sunday School, that Charlotte was given a very forceful example of the tendency she was alluding to, in this case concerning beliefs about the Devil and evil spirits -

“[the children] spoke all at once, and quite overwhelmed me with the stories of what their fathers, mothers, brothers, or relations, in whom they placed [an] implicit trust, had seen. Some spirits were reported to walk about without their heads, others carried them under their arms, and one, haunting a dark lane, had a ball of fire upon its shoulders in lieu of the natural finial….

One boy knew a man who had seen the devil, and another told a fearful story of a poor sinner who saw little devils dancing round his bed ‘when he was dying,’ though nobody else could see them…”

Anyone imaging that such feverish imaginings have been left behind in 1868, when Charlotte Latham was writing her folklore paper, should think again. During the summer of 2022, I took a large group of children from Northgate Primary School, Crawley, to Devil’s Dyke, north of Hove. At least a third of the children were from non-

white British backgrounds, many with Indian heritage. I wondered how I would explain the concept of the Devil and his relationship to Sussex folklore: I shouldn’t have worried – a host of hands shot to the air in answer to my question as to who or what the Devil is; and the answers I received were remarkably like those Charlotte Latham heard over 150 years ago.

For those unsure about the Devil’s Dyke legend, let me quote directly from the folklore map -

“Devil’s Dyke, and Mayfield, East Sussex. The devil decided to stop the Weald men’s church-building by digging through the Downs, letting the sea in and drowning them all. Clods of earth thrown up by his digging formed Chanctonbury, Cissbury, Rackham Hill and Mount Caburn. An old lady saw him, lit a candle behind a sieve

and knocked her rooster awake. The devil thought the sun was rising and ran away, throwing the Goldstone into Hove on the way. One more clod fell from his hoof and became the Isle of Wight, or perhaps he landed so hard in Surrey he formed the Punch Bowl. Another version says St Dunstan (later Archbishop of Canterbury), while serving as a priest at Mayfield, averted the drowning of the Weald by praying for all the cocks to crow long before dawn. Yet another says the devil died of his exertions, and the two disused ox-steddles at the northern end of the Dyke are the Devil’s Grave and the Devil’s Wife’s Grave.”

Regarding Mayfield, it is also claimed that St. Dunstan, who was a blacksmith as well as a prelate, caught the Devil by the nose with his red-hot tongs from his forge when the Devil came to his workshop disguised as a young woman. I was delighted on a recent visit to Mayfield to find the very tongs in a display case at a local school –evidence and proof for non-belivers!

For those seeking folklore closer to home, you will find references in the folklore map to the Midsummer Tree at Broadwater, Clapham Woods, and the tomb of John Olliver, the miller of Highdown. Several people have already emailed me about their own miller tales and superstitions, while others have regaled me with their spooky stories from Clapham Woods. While some of the tales about the miller may go back several generations, the ones about Clapham Woods are far more recent, dating back no further than the 1970s.

It would be great to hear from ‘INSIDE’ readers about any superstition, legend, or ghost story that they have heard of associated with Worthing, perhaps passed down from older members of the family, or beliefs or occurrences that have come to fruition in readers’ own lifetimes.

Free copies of the South Downs Folklore map are available locally from Worthing libraries, Worthing Museum, and Denyer News at Goring, or you can download a copy at folklore-map/

On Thursday 17th April, Chris is giving a talk to Worthing Astronomical Society on the folklore and literature of the Moon, with references to Charlotte Latham and Hilaire Belloc.

The meeting takes place at Highdown Room, Emmanuel United Reformed Church, St Michaels Road, Worthing, BN11 4SD. It starts at 7:30pm and there is a small charge of £4 that goes towards the society’s costs.

Anyone interested in Chris’ books, or talks and walks should visit his website,

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Northgate School, at Devil’s Dyke
Moon rising over Goring beach

Kelp Makeover:

The Seabed Saga of Worthing

This month, we catch up again with community volunteer Steve Allnut to get a deeper dive into what is happening under the waves of our treasured coastline.

Steve Allnut can be seen in his day job working with Orthopaedic departments of local hospitals as a plaster technician, however, when he’s not working for the NHS, as soon as the seasons allow, he is much more likely to be found somewhere off our foreshores in his wetsuit and flippers, free diving. You can read more about Steve in our October and January editions of INSIDE which can be found archived on our website www.

But why are we concerned about our sea beds? Those of us who remember the heady days of seaweed piles washed up on our shores, with their accompanying aromas and flies could easily think that less seaweed is a good thing. Sadly this is not the case. In this article, with Steve’s help, we will explain why the lack of seaweed is not good, and is in fact a sure sign that the biodiversity of our coastline is dying and needs help now.

Steve has been free diving for over 30 years. He is an eye witness to the changes that have taken place. The areas that Steve dives covers the whole of the Sussex coast. The first time Steve dived around Bognor reef, just 15 miles away from Worthing,

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Worthing Seabed Bognor Reef Diversity at Bognor
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was in the early 1990s, aged 12/13. Back then, the sea bed in Worthing was similar to the reef off Bognor, with varieties of kelp and other sea plant life, and thriving populations of a biodiverse marine life. Today shows a very different story. The photos shown of Bognor Reef, were taken by Steve on 10th March this year (Mothering Sunday). As you can see the rocks are covered in a variety of sea plants, including sugar kelp. The reef is also teaming with species such as dog fish, cuttlefish and rays. If you look at the video on the QR code, you can see the empty seabed at the start, then the kelp forest as it could be.

Worthing Bognor Reef

Sparse plant life with small patches of small spindly plant life.

Flat seabed and coastal erosion. Plant life is too sparse to hold the sea bed and sand bars.

Signs show gradual return of sea life, but remains sparse.

Eggs laid by species such as Cuttlefish are washed up onto the shore with little anchorage available from missing plant life.

Back in the days of seaweed piles, we also had sand bars. A walk on the beach would involve a lot more sand than it does now. As the sea rolls in and out with the tide, the stones roll around with nothing to protect sea and plant life.


Diverse plant life forms a key structure of original species.

Rocky seabed.

Abundance of species such as Dogfish, Cuttlefish and Stingrays.

It would seem that the loss or reduction of one form of life has an impact on other life forms. Kelp and the condition of the seabed has been in decline over the last 30 years due to a number of human factors, the details of which are for another discussion. Steve can remember when the out pipe from Brooklands was covered in Sugar Kelp. I can vividly remember wading through it to swim in the sea as a child! We focus on kelp for a number of reasons. Sugar Kelp, in particular, is a fast growing, tall and strong sea plant. When Sugar Kelp is in abundance, it provides protection for the seabed from the sun. Sugar Kelp roots to rocks and the seabed, adding strength and protection to other species from the movement of tidal water. An example of a species that needs protection is Cuttlefish. When Cuttlefish lay eggs, a flourishing reef will help to keep the eggs safe. If Cuttlefish lay eggs on a baron seabed, the eggs can get swept onto the shore where they dry out (see photo).

Kelp forests absorbs 20 times the amount of carbon when compared to

land forests. You can find out a lot more by watching this engaging short film. Find out how kelp can be used instead of left in piles on the shore, although, we are a long way from a recovery to the days of kelp piles!

Another area that seems to be thriving off our coast is around the wreck of the Indiana. Look out in future months for our comic strip centred around the Indiana. This month, we hope you enjoy the first comic strip by the talented Russ Iden that takes a sniff at Worthing’s Kelp Saga.

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Steve’s route to the reef Stranded Cuttlefish Scan QR for Kelp! on YouTube
Scan QR to see film of seabed

Worthing v Taunton match report

Worthing: Bull, Colbran, Young, Rye, Tutt (replaced by Luer, 78’), Felix, Spong, Wadham, Fage (replaced by Robinson, 46’), Cashman, Pearce.

Substitutions: Wills, Luer, Robinson, Starkey, Dolaghan

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Taunton: Lavercombe, Bell, Grimes, Ball, Chamberlain, James, Jarvis (replaced by Grubb 82’), Smith, Evans, Day, Bolton (replaced by Stearn 57’).

Substitutions: Minzamba, Stearn, Slough, Brown, Grubb.

Booked: Grimes, James, Jarvis, Day, Bolton.

Attendance: 1350

Few of the 1341 who left the Sussex Transport Community Stadium after Worthing’s 1-0 defeat to Braintree Town could’ve predicted the tumultuous fortnight the club would experience.

Though the Aarran Racine era had a dream start after Jack Wadham struck on the 87th minute against promotion rivals Chelmsford City, his opening Woodside display proved a cautionary tale.

The three goals which helped Taunton to their first victory since December had a quality of pluckiness archetypal of a side near the foot of the table. Nothing represented that better than their opener. As Worthing fumbled at the back, Jack Spong’s attempted clearance was blocked by Seb Bolton; the resulting ricochet rolled in at an agonising pace for the Worthing faithful.

The inherent consequence of passing dangerously close to your goal, it did little to knock Worthing resolve. That came later, in a similarly chaotic fashion, courtesy of a Worthing own goal. A long throw caused chaos when keeper Toby Bull couldn’t take the initiative, leaving the visitors ecstatic and the hosts disconsolate.

The gravity of recent events was felt then, but despite Nat Jarvis compounding misery via a sucker punch header nine minutes later, the search for Worthing’s positives was hardly a manhunt.

The recently added midfield of Bournemouth loanee Wadham and Jack Spong look a pairing which could sparkle on future occasions, with the former netting a 90th minute consolation across goal into the right corner and the latter showing flashes of refinement and culture in his play that could drive future success.

Worthing 1

Taunton 3

Bolton 19’

Own Goal 66’

Jarvis 77’

Joe Rye dominated, to begin with at least, his battle with Nat Jarvis, and Dylan Fage showed a breath-taking turn of foot and athleticism. Expect more from the January signing, his afternoon could’ve grabbed the headlines with an attempted overhead kick.

Danny Cashman hit the post, and Ollie Pearce missed a penalty that felt a foregone conclusion. Pearce, recently called up to England C, played with a nous that makes the view of him being just a goal scoring thoroughbred an insult.

“We’ll fight until the end!” was the muted cry from the Worthing end amid a depressing period in the second half. The team took on the message, with Wadham finding the back of the net moments later. The lift it gave the crowd, may be season defining for Racine’s Rebels as dreams of promotion remain palpable.

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Henry Parish Pictures courtesy of Mike Gunn Star Man – Worthing: Joe Felix


Response to Hinshelwood departure shows Worthing class. After two stints spanning 10-years, an Isthmian premier division and a Sussex Senior Cup, Worthing head coach Adam Hinshelwood has moved to national league side York City.

He leaves the Rebels at the summit of the playoff places in Vanarama National League South.

The former Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder, whose son, Jack, currently plays for, became Worthing manager after just a season’s experience at Hastings United.

Adam’s time has marked a transition like no other. From a stand, like the whole club itself, staring doom in the face, to now a facility and side being the envy of non-league clubs across the country.

The gratitude both parties have shown each other, considering the timing, exemplifies their respective class. You don’t have to go far along the south coast for an example of a former marriage becoming bitter and resentful (Graham Potter leaving Brighton). There is, rightly, no Worthing man who wishes Ill of Hinshelwood.

What it does set up, however, is a tale for the romantic, one which the town can get behind.

The club’s former captain, Aarran Racine, takes over as interim head coach after his career transitioned due to injury earlier this campaign.

In what could prove a particularly shrewd move, there is a sense, ominously for Worthing’s opposition, the story has the potential to galvanise the whole club for an even stronger finish.

If Adam’s departure felt like a bereavement (in a football context, that is), denial and depression will have to swiftly shift to anger and resolution for their promotion chase.

As for Adam, only time will tell the height of the pedestal he is placed upon. Though nobodies’ contribution can eclipse the work of George Dowell MBE, there is no doubt his tenure deservedly earns his spot on the top table of Worthing FC greats.

STomorrow’s World: Worthing Volleyball Club

port provides a platform to reflect the best ideals of society, establishing them naturally in places that often need outside intervention. Social media has facilitated Worthing Volleyball Club, bringing together a group of 110 young people - something that earnt them last year’s Huck nets’ club of the year.

The junior wing of a club, established by friends 30-years ago, came as their only silver lining of a global pandemic. Using tennis courts at Field Place, more began to attend sessions each week as word-oftext spread.

Youth membership rocketed with a post covid Instagram campaign.

“Regular content is key, but it’s also about making it fun,” said club secretary, Dominic Rishes, as he reflected on the club’s social media strategy. “Everyone loves posting videos of 6’7” giants smashing the ball, but the reality is our sessions involve 20-30 under16s trying to get rallies going. I think it looks more achievable.”

That tactic helped multiply membership by 10, bringing with it an even male-female split.

Cheap kit and £7.50 fees a month helped retain their abundance of young players.

While promoting participation with sessions for all abilities, their weekly academy, a scheme providing advanced coaching to 30 youngsters, has pushed the higher achievers within the club.

“The training available at Worthing is unparalleled in Sussex,” said Miller Eager, who began playing volleyball 18-months ago. “This club means a lot to me; it allows me to play the sport I love while having fun and feeling supported.”


Two teams of six, split into equal offensive (near the net) and defensive (further from the net) units aim to get the ball to land within the opposing team’s side of the court. Each attempt at scoring is built from three shots – involving a dig, a set and a spike – where the same player cannot hit the ball twice consecutively.

A score is achieved by hitting the opponent’s half of the court. Each set is played to 25 points, with the

scoring team rotating. In the event of a 24-24 tie in a set, the next team two clear points ahead wins.

Elite volleyball in Europe has a larger profile than the UK. The Italian Superlega, considered to some the best in the world, has purpose-built arenas like the Allianz Cloud Arena in Milan which holds 5000 spectators.


“The challenge is volunteers,” contemplated Rishes, as he spoke on the complexities of a growing club. “We’re trying to be sustainable. It would be very easy to keep expanding, but next year we may end up burnt out or divorced!”

Head coach, Mark Byerley, is one volunteer. Running four sessions across three days of the week, he started playing aged 15 at Worthing High School, before becoming a coach in his early 20s.

Byerley said: “We run eight adult Sussex league teams, a men’s national league team and junior teams in the Volleyball England Grand Prix. I’ve invested a lot of time and energy into the club and find it rewarding to see players develop and enjoy the sport.”

They’ve been supported by a plethora of local businesses: Chiropractic First provided kits; Waitrose funded 50 players for two days competition and Rainbow Restoration sponsored the awards evening. The club provided Andy’s Angels, a charity supporting bereaved young people and their families, two volleyball sessions.

A potential sponsor supports a club that’s “like a family”, with national league player, Kasper, saying: “I began playing volleyball in 2014 when I was looking for something to do for my DofE (Duke of Edinburgh award).”

“It’s the positivity of the community (that’s kept me coming back). Everyone seems to have fun and it welcomes people from all walks of life.”

“Worthing (Volleyball club) have given me so many opportunities to improve and grow. They’re like a family to me,” said Kasper.

Training takes place on Tuesdays and Sundays, both usually held at Worthing High School. Find out more at:

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Worthing Rugby pulls together to refurbish its stand and dedicate it to the memory of Charley McAdams

WTo support the project, go to or contact

Worthing Rugby FC

The Rugby Park, Roundstone Lane, BN16 4AX, Angmering, UK

Tel: 01903 784706


orthing Rugby has been around for over 102 years and moved to its current location in Angmering in 1977. Since then, many improvements have been made to the club’s facilities and the grounds covering over 23 acres, which are used by a large variety of sports and community activities. Rugby of course, with over 1000 members from age 4 to 100, male and female, but also football and hockey tournaments, a running club, community fun days, fireworks event, a community business networking club and many other events for local communities.

To maintain such a facility, we need constant investment. One such initiative is the current ‘crowdfunding’ project. The aim is to repair and upgrade the SUPPORTERS STAND and re-dedicate it to the memory of Charley McAdams. A long-term supporter of the club, Worthing Warriors player and Chair of the women’s rugby before her premature death in July 2023. We want to provide safe, sheltered seating to view matches for the various teams using the central pitch, including Worthing Raiders, Worthing

Warriors, and a variety of senior, junior, and mini rugby teams and its use for all other sporting and community events.

The GREAT news is we are well on track to hit our initial target of £8000, but are hopeful to achieve our stretch target of £12,000, given all the various work needed. So please keep the donations coming as the commercial team at Worthing Rugby FC have ambitions to regenerate parts of the ground to provide modern facilities for players and supporters alike. The supporters stand, which provides seating and protection from the weather for up to 140 people, has many broken seats, damaged metal struts which need replacing and is serious need of some general tlc. Today, our rugby teams across all levels provide benefits not only regarding sport and fitness, but also mental health and general wellbeing for those involved. It is a great facility that needs the support from local communities and businesses, without whom it cannot be maintained. Please provide whatever help you can to support this project, which will be completed in time for the end of summer 2024, in readiness for the 2024-25 season.

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Celebrating a Year of Success with Worthing and Adur Chamber!

Tracie Davey Chief Executive of Worthing and Adur Chamber reflects on 2023

We proudly celebrate our diverse members that make Worthing and Adur Chamber a thriving business community.

For those readers who aren’t familiar with Worthing and Adur Chamber here’s a brief summary of what we are all about! We are a membership-based organisation that has been established for 100 years in the town. We are a not-for-profit organisation led by a team of 4 employees and supported by a voluntary board of business owners from the local area who are all passionate about making Worthing and Adur a great place to do business.

Our belief is that Together Business is Stronger. We are all about promoting, supporting and connecting businesses and we do that in a number of ways as you can see below!


We are always on the lookout for new venues for our events so if you are a local venue and are interested in hosting one of our events please do reach out to with any ideas on how we may be able to work together.

• Extensive choice of business networking and social events

• Annual headline events including the Better Business Show, AGM & Chamber Summit

• Member to member connections

• Exclusive member only events

• Promotion of members own events

Promoting & supporting local business BUSINESS SUPPORT EVENTS

Here’s what one of our members recently said about us:

“As a small business, Worthing & Adur Chamber allows me the ability to meet other local business owners who are facing the same economic issues. In taking the time to talk, I am supported in the knowledge that I am not alone. I can discuss aspects affecting me with likeminded individuals and hear how they are approaching these issues.

The Chamber staff support me through discussion and sharing of events and ideas; they put me in touch with individuals who can assist and bring new skills to my business plan. I can use other members as soundboards and utilise aspects of benefit in my own business plans.  Together we are stronger. I can face the current obstacles in the knowledge that I have supportive, caring people around me.  These are invaluable aspects of business and allow me the strength to find the paths that work for me and my team!”

If you are a local business owner or work in a business and want to grow your connections, collaborate, or just have an informal chat with the team please do reach out, our door is always open. You can see more about us here

• Social coverage across all digital channels

• Editorial & digital opportunities on Chamber website, Connect & e-news

• Promotion of your business offers

• Member listing on the Chamber website and SEO opportunities

• Yearly listing in Chamber Connect Magazine

• Regular updates on business support available

• Signposting & guidance from the Chamber Team

• Save money with member to member offers

• Chamber member logo to download and display

• Corporate rate for FIT4 membership to all chamber members

• Be part of the local business community

• Representing the interest of local business on many committees, Councils and working groups

• Access to local authorities and Government

• Share your views on local & current issues

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Ozone, Aerosols and Solar Radiation Management

It turns out that this has actually counteracted global warming to a significant degree by masking about 50% of the warming that would otherwise have been caused by greenhouse gasses trapping heat near the surface of the Earth. Without the presence of these CFC’s in the air, the planet would be about 1°C hotter.

there are uncertainties about the effects on weather patterns, agriculture, and the provision of basic needs of food and water.”

The 1996 International Montreal Protocol phased out nearly 99% of ozone-depleting substances by banning CFC’s which were extensively used as aerosol propellants. This safeguarded the ozone layer, leading to notable recovery of the upper stratosphere and decreased human exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun.

Aerosols on the other hand (not aerosol cans) are particles suspended in the airthey can be naturally occuring like dust or mist but they are increasingly man made pollution from fire, pesticide spray or incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. These aerosols have a detrimental effect on our health such as lung damage and our climate system like rainfall - reducing rain in areas like India and China where it is desperately needed for food production or turn it into heavy downpours damaging vital crops - and also altering patterns of wind and atmospheric circulation.

Bill Gates is backing a Harvard University experiment to look at the effect of spraying aerosol particles into the stratosphere to, in theory, create a global cooling effect. However, scholars and initiators of the Solar Geoengineering Non-Use Agreement argue there are three main grounds for preventing the use of such technologies. The scholars say;

“1. Unknown risks: deploying solar geoengineering tech could backfire, potentially catastrophically. The risks of solar geoengineering are poorly understood and can never be fully known. Impacts will vary across regions, and

2. Technologies could be used by governments or corporations to prevent work on other, less risky methods to combat climate change, such as reducing the use of fossil fuels. “The speculative possibility of future solar geoengineering risks becoming a powerful argument for industry lobbyists, climate denialists, and some governments to delay decarbonization policies,” the authors write.

3. Who would get to decide how solar geoengineering is used - and how would such a decision be fair? “The current global governance system is unfit to develop and implement the far-reaching agreements needed to maintain fair, inclusive, and effective political control over solar geoengineering deployment,” they say, noting that, for example, “the United Nations Security Council, dominated by only five countries with veto power, lacks the global legitimacy that would be required to effectively regulate solar geoengineering deployment.”


Most people especially in areas of low income, high unemployment and unstable jobs have their main definition of ‘success’ as progression within the capitalist

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model - job, money, possessions, house. Should we have better definitions of self-worth, achievement, success and value? Shouldn’t we be sharing resources, food and skills as a community especially with climate change impacts to come? After all, together we are stronger.

Breathing Spaces recently delivered a workshop at CREW, “What If Worthing could feed itself”, as a community we can accomplish challenges like this. Are we just being raised as work fodder through our education system and consumers through our screens, instead of free thinking, members of communities who consider future generations, to keep our children and their children safe from harm? Shouldn’t we be updating our current cultural ideas around success, achievement and quality of life?

We live in a millennia old culture that believes in the myth of separation: that we’re separate from/above “nature” and each other. But we now know this is not true and that we are intrinsically entwined within our planet’s biodiversity and its boundaries.

The idea of thinking seven generations ahead is suggested by Mac Macartney, a bearer of ancient wisdom who believes in a way of thinking and perceiving cast aside a long time ago. (See macmcartney. com to read about The Children’s Fire). The vision is that within a council no law, no decision, nothing of any kind should be agreed that will harm children, seven generations to come.

Another forward thinker and one of my modern day heroes was Polly Higgins whose legacy and work continues in the Ecocide Law project that works towards making ecocide an international crime. She believed Ecocide is a missing atrocity crime of corporate and State

responsibility, a missing international crime against peace. She worked tirelessly to answer “how do we create a legal duty of care for the Earth” (see pollyhiggins. com - now a dedicated personal tribute to her lifelong work having passed away in 2019).

Maybe we all need to ask ourselves, what is the legacy we are leaving and what is our life’s meaning other than being a consumer. Do we/you have some life purpose? Do we value children’s futures enough to make it better for them if we know the way we are living is harming them and millions of other living beings? Do we need legislation for us to make ethical decisions or is it an excuse to ignore that thinking money and material possessions are more important?

The banning of aerosols was successful. Despite the fact that the initial ‘softly softly’ approach failed to elicit anything other than hostile rebuffs from the aerosol manufacturers by banning them (or their propellants), it worked.

Replacing fossil fuels will not work with a softly softly approach. Only an international protocol, leading to a treaty

and international agreement between states will lead us to safer temperatures, until our collective consciousness changes.

Collectively and individually we can achieve carbon emissions reduction, through campaigning, protesting, making life changes and voting with our money for the world we want. Does your money prop up fossil fuel investment through your bank or pension - you can move your money (and tell your bank why!). After all, our best insurance is to keep fossil fuels in the ground. Make my money matter can help you with this - you might remember seeing the wonderful Olivia Coleman in the advert

We can collectively drive renaturalising of our world and reduce our consumption whilst planning urgent adaptation for where we live to face the consequences of what our emissions has already baked in. CREW, alongside partner groups, are campaigning for this now, through it’s projects and events, building community resilience and promoting wellbeing. Join in the conversation and get active to make a difference to our future.


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CREW will be looking for new premises from June 2024. If you can help us find a new building or are interested in partnering, get in touch!

We need your help to ensure our climate centre has a sense of security and stability, enabling our community to become more resilient, prepared and able to adapt to the changes occurring now and in the coming years. Please consider making a donation no matter how small.

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Diversity: Fear and Hatred

Last summer, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery put on a community art event, showcasing work from the local LGBTQI+ community. Some vicious comments then ensued, in public discussions and in online spaces such as the Museum’s public FB page.

“I’m speechless and a little queezy. Why does a museum feel the need to do this?”

“Worthing Museum has gone woke! All that history surrounding Worthing dating back for millennia, and this is what you focus on?”

There was more -

“Generally the beaches this community inhabit become no go zone’s (sic) for the wider community generally a bunch of drugged up perverts hanging out in sand dunes and bushes ”


“My ideal beach isn’t queer, or LGBT. I don’t think anyone wants to join you or the rainbow mafia. Oh yeah, and leave our kids alone”.

Later in the year, Worthing Art Gallery presented an installation from Gil Mualem Doron about the effects of climate change at the coast, accompanied by a piece of performance art from Black British dancer Blkdimond. This event also drew public sneers and jeers.

“Do you actually do anything at Worthing Museum to appeal to people who may be interested in our history, or is it now

all aimed at “minority” groups these days? What a shocking waste of council resources!”

Another local resident chimed in -

“Just another woke part of the Establishment”.

These kinds of opinions are very common over on Nextdoor neighbourhood site - and a good part of the reason why I have to take Nextdoor in very small doses.

It’s too saddening to keep seeing rants against migrants, refugees, unhoused people, teenagers and more; and pretty scary to realise what kinds of hateful and superior attitudes abound around our town.

Reading too much of this stuff makes you feel unsafe and unhappy when you step outside your own small bubble. It’s frightening to know how many people here actively hate others and define humanity in a very narrow way, relegating many of us to the margins and lamenting the ‘good old days’. On Nextdoor, you can read praises for even the workhouse - and nostalgic pride for the economy of slavery and empire.

I take a look at the Neighbourhood Watch siteHate crimes include posting abusive

or o ensive messages online about a person or group of people.

Sussex police site offers a long and formal definition.

The o ence of incitement to hatred occurs when someone acts in a way that is threatening and intended to stir up hatred. That could be in words, pictures, videos, music, and includes information posted on websites.

Hate content may include:

- messages calling for violence against a specific person or group

- web pages that show pictures, videos or descriptions of violence against anyone due to their perceived di erences

- chat forums where people ask other people to commit hate crimes against a specific person or group.

People on the end of hatred rarely report - for various and good reasons. We also notice that we don’t see much proactive work happening against hate. Online comments flow freely, under the banner of ‘free speech’.

Worthing is missing an opportunity.

Next month, I’ll write about the Diversity Advantage; something that researchers, policymakers and populations across Europe have discovered. Stick with me!

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Conserving the beauty and present character of Ilex Avenue, the trees in Sea Lane and Goring Gap

The inquiry about Chatsmore Farm (the Northern part of the Gap) has been further delayed from a February 6th start and re-scheduled for September 17th, 18th, 24th to 26th and October 1st to 3rd. This will be at Worthing Town Hall.

As far as the southern portion of Goring Gap is concerned, the applicant keeps changing the description, which is no doubt causing the planners some concern. We hope that the application(s) will soon be refused.


We are pleased to see that Courtlands School has now been officially opened by the Mayor of Worthing. The school is currently pre-registration with the Department for Education and is hoping to take referrals in the near future. In the planning stages, we expressed our concerns regarding preservation and protection of the historic features such as the Gold and Oak rooms. We hope that the building and gardens will now be well maintained.


Subject to consultation, Goring beach may become a bathing water site monitored by the Environment Agency. It can investigate pollution sources and identify steps to take in response, which could include actions by water companies.


Last year, Arun District Council refused an application on this gap between settlements, for 48 dwellings, which was also a departure from their Development Plan. Currently, however, Arun DC officers are recommending approval of a revised application for 47 houses on this site despite objections from local parish councils, conservation groups, MP Sir Peter Bottomley and 446 individual objections (plus one in favour). They site the lack of a 5-year housing land supply. We hope that the recommendation will be overturned at the planning committee meeting later in March as it may reflect on other gaps between settlements.


Despite the very muddy conditions, 18 volunteers attended our February session and planted over 50 trees including Hornbeam, Horse; Sweet Chestnut; and Oak that include some raised by members. Sycamore suckers and brambles were cut back and a rotten, fallen tree stump was removed from the pathway. Our container was given a good tidy, and more floor space was created by installing some shelving. We also collected several bags of the ever-present litter, with the glass and plastic being placed in the recycle bin.

The owl box has now been repaired and has been resited in the area where the owls set up their home last year.

At our March session (unfortunately after the deadline for this article) we intend to continue planting Beech trees; cut back the Sycamore spurs and brambles and remove as much litter as we can.

If there are any local tree surgeons reading this, we do need some wood chippings (not green) to help dry out the muddy paths especially leading onto the sports field. Please contact us via our website to arrange delivery as we are able to unlock the barrier.

The many bulbs we plant each year are now beginning to show. Please do resist the temptation to pick the flowers and leave them for all visitors to the Plantation to enjoy.

Our two-hour sessions are usually held on the second Saturday of each month, meeting off Amberley Drive at the sports field at 10am. The next sessions are on Saturdays 13th April; 11th May and 8th June.

New volunteers are always welcome with tasks for all abilities. Whilst gloves and all equipment are provided, we appreciate that individuals prefer to bring their own gloves and tools, which is fine. We do request that you wear suitable clothing (shorts are not recommended) and footwear. We normally take a short break at 11am for refreshments. We provide coffee, tea, biscuits, and very often home-made cake (provided by our regular volunteers).

Further information can be found on the notice board at the Plantation, and on our website.

For more information, please contact John Daley Tel: 01903 216071

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5 Remember (6)

10 Dignified; honourable (5)

11 Science and study of the origin, nature and course of diseases (9)

12 Bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles (7)

13 Visibly upset (7)

14 Hand-tool for lifting and carrying loose material (6)

16 The husband of one’s daughter (3-23)

19 Catastrophe (8)

20 A protective form of headgear (6)

23 Import or export illegally (7)

25 Amaze; shock (7)

27 Popular racket sport that uses a shuttlecock (9)

28 Friend; comrade (orig. Spain) (5)

29 Make violently angry (6)

30 A female member of a royal family other than the queen (8)


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2 Large web-footed bird; in golf, a score of three strokes under par for a hole (9)

3 Having a sharp inclination (5)

4 Reveal; divulge (6)

6 Serving to bring to mind; reminiscent (9)

7 Stand-offish (5)

8 Faithful (5)

9 Brand of hat, worn mainly by cowboys (7)

15 Laid-back (4-5)

17 Large luxurious car, usually driven by a chauffeur (9)

18 Souvenir (7)

19 Render inoperative; incapacitate (7)

21 Boring (7)

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Worthing Twinning Association events in 2023

Members of the WTA had a most successful and enjoyable year in 2023 both with social events and meeting up with our twin French and German partners. The group visited our German twin area the Elztal (the Elz valley) in the southern Black Forest just north of Freiburg. Members stayed either as guests of members in the main town Waldkirch or in a central town hotel. We had superb sunny weather for the 5 day July visit and our German hosts were most generous with hospitality and providing interesting scenic visits around this wonderful mountain area. We look forward to their return visit to Worthing as many new friendships were formed.

In June we were able to entertain members of our French twin town of Les Sables d’Olonne in the Vendée again in superb sunny weather. The group visited Lancing College Chapel, Perch on the Pier,

had tea and cake with the Mayor in the Town Hall, a trip by coach to Bosham, Chichester and Arundel. A popular outing was to Brighton visiting the Royal Pavilion, The Lanes and M&S. They liked the double deck 700 bus trip from Worthing.

The WTA are planning a visit by our members to Les Sables d’Olonne in May this year so why not come and join us. Les Sables is a sea side town with a long sandy beach and harbour that is the home base for the Vendée Golden Globe round the world yacht race.

The WTA have regular monthly French or German film evenings plus various social events and we now have over 100 members.

Full details about the WTA activities and how to become a member can be found on the website

Sussex Gruffs Male Voice Choir

The Worthing Antique, Arts & Collectors’ Club was founded in 1968, by the late Dorothy Todd. There have been a few name changes over the years, but the love and interest of Antiques & the Arts has remained.

We are a small friendly club that meets on the first Tuesday of the month,(except January) from 7:30pm –9:00pm. Each month we invite a guest speaker, many guests are from the Antique Roadshow, Bargain Hunt etc. We hold our meetings at the Chichester room, Field Place, the Boulevard, BN13 1NP.

All are welcome to attend the meetings, non-members £5 per talk, or an annual membership is £35 per person, guests £7.50 per talk.

For more information please call 07984 403890 or email

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Paper, Cloth and Gold: Books in the 19th Century

Worthing Voices

People like to sing. It can be at home or at a music festival, a concert, a football match, in a church, anywhere. One good way of having a sing is with a choir.

Worthing Voices is a choir that has been around since 2009 giving concerts in aid of charities. With the Anniversary Orchestra it has helped to raise thousands of pounds for good causes. It is a fairly small choir aiming to have 30 to 40 singers for a concert. But since the covid crisis it has been difficult to achieve anything like those numbers.

It is a mixed choir of women’s and men’s voices that welcomes people of all ages and musical abilities. It is

Tuesday April 16th at 2:30pm at A-Room inside St Symphorian’s Parish Centre, BN13 3HU. Rustington Museum Manager, Claire Lucas, gives a potted history of Rustington from the Stone Age hunters to the present. £3.50pp including refreshments. No booking required. Arrive by 2:15pm. Call Parish Office 01903 268109 or email: theoffice@

Sussex Gruffs Male Voice Choir is a community choir based in Worthing. We perform regularly in West Sussex, both to entertain and to raise money for charities and other worthy causes. We are always happy to welcome new members to our thriving group. In addition to singing, we also organise social events for our members to enjoy each others company and to make new friends in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. You don’t need to be able to read music and we don’t hold auditions. So why not give it a try. Potential new members can come along to one of our rehearsals on the first Tuesday of each month. If you would like to know more, why not visit our website at: welcome

Worthing Spanish Conversation Club

Worthing Spanish Conversation Club is a community hub which has been running for several years. It is there for anyone, young and old, to spend some time listening to or speaking Spanish. We meet up every Saturday between 11:00 and 12:00 hrs at the Broadwater Parish Centre. Members come from different countries in the world as well as from Worthing and its surroundings. Some speak Spanish as their first language. There is a small charge, £4.00 a session, to cover the hiring of the rooms.

not essential to be able to read music and no audition is required. The music covers a broad range from arrangements of songs from the shows or traditional folk tunes to jazz numbers and Christmas carols and other items for the seasons of the year. The choir and orchestra regularly put on a concert on the lines of last night of the proms. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings for about an hour and a half.

The choir is very keen to recruit new members so that it can carry on the good work. If you are interested please call Michael Finch on 01903 507056 for further information.

Twice a year we have a lunch at the Centre, often tapas, to celebrate either the anniversary of the Club or Christmas. We are united by the love of the Spanish language whether we are learning or fluent. Everyone is made welcome.

The Club was started by Ghislaine Chauvin and she is still the main contact for the club. If you are interested in learning a little more Spanish or just keeping up to date and practising what you already know you can contact Ghislaine on 07791 879909.

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Dear Liana

While I agree with the general point Ms Osella makes about it being increasingly difficult to find much in the way of decent theatre these days, I must take issue with her about her comments about Brighton.

Had she taken the trouble to look into the subject properly, Ms Osella would have discovered that, unlike Worthing, Brighton is home to two, long established amateur companies. Both of which enjoy a very high reputation and own and run their own theatres in central Brighton. They present a wideranging selection of plays throughout the year. To find them you just plonk in ‘amateur theatre Brighton’ and look at the first two names that come up. Their websites will give you full details of upcoming productions, some of which might even appeal to the rarified tastes of Ms Osella and her wife.

I am assuming, of course, that Ms Osella does not share the belief of many serious theatre goers that amateur productions are always rubbish but if that is the case she should see an amateur production in Brighton - she may be pleasantly surprised.

Kind regards to all at Inside Goring


I’ve just read your latest edition of Inside and I am once again impressed by the variety of topics and knowledge shared in them. It makes me proud to be part of the Worthing community and all that goes on here.

Keep going and thank you

All the best


Hi Liana, This is a brief reply to the Peter bates letter

‘CREW are here to support the community in Worthing cope with the impact of our climate and ecological change. In doing this part of our task is to share knowledge about what is happening and how it is or will affect them here in this corner of the planet. We do indeed talk about what is happening at the poles and what is happening in other parts of the world such as South America where the destruction of the rain forests is causing the changes we are beginning to see here in the privileged North. The melting ice at the poles is also contributing to the problem - the increasing sea temperatures, loss of ice to reflect the sun’s rays - This is all part of the global problem and things we need to understand.’

kind regards


Sean Hellett trustee and  co-founder


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09 - 21 April

After a long career in the circus world, Fred Delius will be exhibiting his collections of urban sketchings and paintings around his hometown, Worthing.


09 - 21 April

Artists at SOLD (Shoreham Opportunities for Learning Differences) studio invite you the showcase of their bold, bright and beautiful artworks. SOLD offer purposeful, meaningful work experience for adults with learning differences in a realistic charity shop setting.


23 April - 05 May

Georgina Neal’s first solo exhibition is a collection of experimental abstract work. Showing work that was made during her degree and beyond, Georgina is excited to share her love of painting that feeds her soul.


02 - 07 April

See a snapshot of John StanleyClamp’s life as he shares pieces from his career.

Graduating from the Royal College of Art, he become an exhibition and window designer at Harrods, worked as a freelance for ad agencies, films, magazines and more. On retirement, John teaches life drawing classes, exhibiting his work along the way.


09 - 21 April

After a long career in the circus world, Fred Delius will be exhibiting a collection of sketches and drawings made around the streets of his home town, Worthing and the surrounding area.


30 April - 12 May

Artist John Shelley will be showcasing a selection of original paintings that date from the 1970s. From portraiture, to landscapes and nature, step into John’s surrealist world with his selection of original paintings and prints.


02 - 07 April

Timeless Tides is a collection of paintings by Michael Harbour. Capturing various kinds of weather, differing landscapes and how these factors alter the appearance of nature’s elements, Michael has brought these together in his semi-abstract, textured paintings.


23 - 28 April

Artist and painter Glenn Phur is back for one week to showcase his portraiture and landscape work. Glenn uses ideas, feelings, a story or image as inspiration, creating a collection of paintings. Each collection has its own style and energy..

About Colonnade House

Colonnade House is the home of local art in Worthing, showcasing work by painters, printmakers, sculptors, photographers and more. On the ground floor there are two gallery spaces, and on the upper three floors are ten studios available to rent to people working in the creative industries. Find out more at

Colonnade House, 47 Warwick Street, Worthing, BN11 3DH

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