Inside Durrington Issue 18, April 2021

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April 2021  Issue 18

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#SitLess #MoveMore

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Supercharge your self-worth

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Where have all the flowers gone?

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I am Liana, creator and editor of the Inside family of magazines covering Broadwater, Tarring, Durrington, East Worthing and West Worthing.

Where’s Gary the Gull? Welcome to our regular Gary the Gull competition.

April brings us some more glimpses of “normality”, as

Heide Whyatt was the winner for March.

children are getting used to being back at school and

The prize for finding Gary in April is £20! Don’t forget you can take part by email or post (you’re all keeping the postie busy!)

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keep our exercise levels up as some of the community

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many people are receiving vaccinations. Local food contact with Inside Magazines about their return to whatever the Government allows. Optimism in the air is always a good thing! Bryan Turner recommends that we return to perhaps more sedentary jobs on p8. You can read about local Durrington man, Les Page who has discovered a passion for creating puzzles, and published several puzzle books. In subsequent months, we might try some of the puzzles out on you! Have a lovely month, with further promise of lighter evenings and warmer days. You can join Inside Magazines on social media @InsideMagazines @InsideCommunityMagazines #insidemagazines.

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By John Heaton

Census 2021 is going into overdrive. Census Day was on 21 March and many, many people have completed their census forms. The majority of those have been filled in online but post boxes were also full on the 22nd with forms that had been filled in and returned. Our teams are now following up households from which we’ve not received anything. So you shouldn’t get a knock on the door if you’ve filled in the census form. If you haven’t, dig out the letter which you got early in March and get it done. If you’ve lost it, go online at and get a replacement unique household access code if you want to fill it in online. If you need a paper copy, you can get one of those online too, and there are pages of guidance which are very comprehensive and easy to navigate. If you don’t use the internet, then there are a number of options. You can ring the census on 0800 141 2021 and they will be able to order you a paper form. They will also be able to answer your questions and you can complete your census form on the phone too. West Sussex Libraries are also offering a phone completion service. Ring them on 0330 222 3455 Monday to Friday between 10.00am – 4.00pm to arrange it. We are hoping that you will be able to book an appointment in person at Lancing, Worthing,

Goring, Durrington, Findon and Broadwater libraries using the same number, when the COVID19 restrictions allow. Ring your local library too to find out if they are open. They have computers there if you want to use one of those. Do ask friends or family for help if that would be the easiest way to fill in your census form. They may be able to go online for you to order a paper form and they might also access the guidance on the website to help answer your questions. Our field officers will also have replacement household access codes, paper forms and will be

able to answer your questions but they won’t be able to help you fill in the forms themselves because they are not going to be entering your house, but don’t wait for them! The Office for National Statistics (ONS) hope that the initial results from the census will be available in March 2022 and the full results a year later, and local authorities, the NHS, charities and other organisations are really keen to see and start using them for planning such things as medical facilities, schools, transport and other vital facilities based on up to date and accurate information.

John Heaton, the local Census Engagement Manager will be liaising very closely with the people on the ground, sharing his knowledge of the area and what he has learned from working with charities and local authorities ranging from West Sussex County Council to District, Borough and Parish Councils contact John through or for more information, visit

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Bryan Turner, Chairman of the Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee at West Sussex County Council.

Lockdown is easing and working from home will soon be more of a choice than a necessity. A hybrid of home and office working will be a reality for many, and many more will be heading back to the work place full time. If you have spent many hours indoors during lockdown, you will have been encouraged to keep active through online videos by motivators and others. When we go back to work, those good habits must stay with us! That is why we are designating Thursday April 29th as National On Your Feet Britain Day – the day when Get Britain Standing, in association with Active Working CIC, asks the nation to unite against prolonged workplace sitting. Your challenge is to #Move More and #SitLess – anyway you can. We already know that regular movement throughout the day leads to

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Better health Increased motivation Improved concentration And many, many more wellbeing and performance benefits When I was working in a busy Community Pharmacy in Broadwater, there were days when I did not have the chance to

sit down all day, but many workers are deskbound. A few easy habit adaptions can pay big dividends, such as;

 Follow the 50:10 rule,

 Use the stairs more. Avoid

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 Have a “walking

meeting”. This became popular during lock down as a way to get out and about. So instead of booking a room in the workplace for your meeting, arrange to meet in a local park, and have a 30 minute walk and fresh air at the same time.

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that is sitting 50 minutes at your desk followed by 10 standing or walking.

desko”, always get up and go somewhere. You could organise a lunchtime walk with colleagues  Walk or cycle to work. If you use public transport, get off one or two stops early and walk the rest of the way. If driving park further away and walk. Make sure you get your boss and colleagues involved and share the challenge, a healthy workplace is a fun and productive place to be.

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The Dome Cinema launch lockdown streaming service Lights, camera, lockdown. We all can’t wait to get back to normal; see friends and family, go on holiday, go for a day out and get back to experiencing the glitz and glamour of the silver screen. The Dome Cinema have announced a planned reopening date of May 17th, but until then, we need some new films to watch after completing Netflix. That’s why The Dome have worked with some independent distributors to make a selection of new films available to stream through their website ( to tide us all over until they reopen as part of their Dome From Home scheme. To watch, simply select the film you want to view, process your payment and you’ll receive a link to be able to instantly watch your choice on any internet-connected device. They currently have over 10 films to choose from with more being added frequently, ranging in price from £4.99 to £13.99 – here’s our pick of the bunch:

Come Away (PG) family adventure blending the worlds of Alice In Wonderland and Peter Pan, starring Angelina Jolie, David Oyelowo, Anna Chancellor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michael Caine. Rams (12) heart-warming comedy featuring Sam Neill and Miranda Richardson about a decades-long feud between two sheep farming brothers. Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché fascinating documentary looking into the life of the trailblazing lead singer of X-Ray Spex, narrated by Oscar-nominated Ruth Negga. Amber & Me (U) documentary following twin sisters, Amber and Olivia, as they travel through primary school, as Olivia tries to help her sister overcome the obstacles she faces with Down’s Syndrome. Mouthpiece (15) powerful, funny and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of a fiercely independent woman – played by two actresses simultaneously – following the death of her mother.

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Emergency (CEE) Bill local Alliance

A growing number of organisations in Adur & Worthing are putting their voices together and asking local MPs to back the Climate & Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill. The Bill is already supported by 100 MPs, over 50 campaign groups, businesses and charities and 8000 individuals. It was written by a team of 23 scientists, lawyers and environmental Activists and introduced to Parliament last year by Caroline Lucas MP and 11 cosponsors representing 7 political parties. The Bill would bind the UK to contribute fairly to limiting global temperature increase to the critical 1.5°C. Just as importantly it addresses ecological collapse and building a just transition to zero carbon for workers and communities most heavily affected.

5 trail-blazing elements of the Bill • The UK would be legally committed to global fairness and taking responsibility for our real share of global carbon emissions. • Counting our entire carbon footprint, including imported consumer goods, aviation and shipping – these are a whopping 47% of our real emissions. • Restoring our soils, forest, peat bogs and coastal ecosystems to take CO2 out of the atmosphere and increase biodiversity. We could not rely on unproven carbon-capture technology or loopholes like offsetting.

• Supply chains for imported goods could not use processes and products which harm natural ecosystems in other parts of the world. • Ordinary people will have a say in their future through a binding citizens assembly.

Why do we need a local alliance? The Government says they are “already doing enough” is not on track to meet its own 2050 target for zero carbon. Their planned legislation fails to tackle the climate and ecological crises as interlinked.

What can you do? • Write to your MP. Email (East Worthing) or • (West Worthing). Numbers matter. • Ask any group or organisation that you are in – parents, choir, church, charity, business, WI, whatever, to join our local Alliance as a group.

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Inside Community

Spring has


Spring is truly with us and as we fast see shops, cafes and bars opening again, plans for the summer season in the town are well advanced. This summer it is anticipated that Worthing could be even busier than normal, as many of us decide to enjoy staycations in the UK.

Kevin Jenkins is a local councillor, in his role he has oversight of a wide portfolio including the economy, regeneration, foreshore, tourism and planning.

With that in mind and the need to support local businesses as they open and get ready for a new season, the council is working hard to ensure that the town looks its best. This year the council has invested in a new in-house team who will be responsible for ensuring that the town looks clean and tidy. Working alongside the work already done by the Business Improvement District, they will be helping to make sure that the town looks its best. In particular, they will be responsible for delivering the many floral hanging baskets and displays in the town centre and around, that we all enjoy seeing.

In April work in Portland Road will have started to create a new pedestrianised area to complement Montague Street and to create an open space with a continental cafe feel in the middle of the town. This work is being funded by West Sussex County Council and is part of a £5 million contribution to a wider scheme to refresh the town centre area. Further phase 2 works are already progressed for Railway Approach and during April an on-line consultation will be opened to share with residents and users of the train station the first plans and drawings for feedback. In April visit RailwayApproachWorthing to see the information

As we adapted to lockdown during 2020/21 there was a significant change in how we use our open spaces, parks and seafront with a large number of residents and visitors alike walking, cycling and running along the esplanade enjoying the wonderful sea views and bracing sea air. Did you know that in February, Worthing was listed in the top 25 locations in the world to watch sunsets?! To support this welcome increase in activity, the seafront will have a number of local traders operating concession stalls, from Goring Greensward through

to Windsor Lawns carefully situated along the seafront, they will be offering a wide range of refreshments, food and leisure options. Alongside those will be many of the regular providers of watersports, bicycles and of course it is anticipated that the Worthing Observation Wheel will be returning for its third season.

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As the work for Portland Road starts, attention is now being given to a next phase and work will be undertaken looking at Montague Place to consider how that could be reconfigured in a way that meets the needs of the many users of the town, but would also open up this important area in the centre of the town and connect it with the seafront in a better way. It looks like 2021 has all the right ingredients to be a great summer for Worthing.

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Covid-19 Community testing

now available in West Sussex Adults in West Sussex who have to leave home for work or caring responsibilities can now book a symptom-free Covid-19 test. As efforts to combat the spread of the virus continue, more local testing is being rolled to help identify as many people as possible who have Covid-19 but not the symptoms. The pan-Sussex Community Testing Programme launches this week as a partnership between West Sussex County Council, East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council. It offers free, rapid lateral flow tests to anyone who isn’t showing signs of Covid-19, who can’t work from home and who can’t access testing via other means. Anyone over the age of 18 can book a test at a participating pharmacy anywhere in Sussex, or at one of two dedicated testing sites, one at the Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre in Brighton and one at Hove Town Hall. Further details, including how to book, are available on the West Sussex County Council website communitytesting Chair of the Local Outbreak Engagement Board Councillor Amanda Jupp said: “It is encouraging to see the rate of infection fall across West Sussex, but it is still the case that a third of people with Covid-19 may be passing it on without knowing it.

“The ability to test people who need to leave home for work, but who don’t have symptoms, is another important step that will help us return to normal life as soon as possible. “I’d like to thank our partners in East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council for working with us on launching the pan-Sussex Community Testing Programme, and to the pharmacies who are on board supporting the rollout.” Dr Tony Hill, Interim Director of Public Health at West Sussex County Council, said: “We know that around one in three people with Covid-19 don’t have any symptoms, so you could be passing the virus on even if you’re feeling fine. “Symptom-free testing is an additional tool in the fight against the pandemic and keeping West Sussex safe. It will help us to

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identify more people who have the virus and encourage them and their contacts to self-isolate in order to further protect our friends, families, colleagues and communities. This form of testing is especially important if you have to leave home for work, and you’re unable to access testing by other means.” More pharmacies will be available across Sussex in the coming weeks, making it even easier to get a test close to where you live or work. People across West Sussex are urged to continue to ‘act like you have the it’ as the best way to avoid spreading coronavirus, keep West Sussex safe and help us come out of lockdown. Go to www.westsussex. for further information and support.

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Sourdough Sandwich Bar Behind the scenes of Sourdough Sandwich Bar is Gurol Ozkalafat who has the mentality of not taking NO for an answer. His approach to life and business is pushing the limits and not giving up, even though at times the circumstances have seemed almost impossible. Gurol invited me to visit Sourdough Sandwich Bar on a cold wet afternoon. I was given a warm and friendly welcome and surrounded by local arts and crafts. The chiller cabinet drew my eyes with a tempting variety of goods prepared by Gurol who is a very experienced chef, originally from Turkey, but with experience of a variety of styles of cuisine. He came to Worthing to start a business with a partner, but circumstances worked against him. Gurol said “the journey of creating the Sourdough Sandwich Bar was full of sacrifices, sleepless nights and many disappointments, but it is never stopping me dreaming bigger and working towards that dream. You have to work hard and be consistent about what you are doing. Sometimes, you can feel down and helpless, but we should never forget everything in this life is temporary, and we have all the power to change the situation.” Gurol hopes that his story of managing to launch the Sourdough Sandwich Bar in very difficult circumstances with very limited capital, can be an inspiration for other people. The first priority for Sourdough Sandwich Bar is customer

good without expecting anything back is priceless.

And the food at Sourdough Sandwich Bar. Gurol is loyal to old school cooking techniques. He is passionate about cooking everything from scratch every day. Everything is kept as fresh as possible and made in small batches, so if something is sold out that means it ran out when it was still fresh. They are also against food wasting, believing that food waste is contributing to climate change.

satisfaction, doing their best to make sure whoever visits leaves with a big smile. Gurol likes nothing better than to get to know his regular customers, to know what they like, and to get to know them as people. At Sourdough Sandwich Bar, they believe they can only make a change when they feel responsible about what is happening in the world around them. Their ultimate plan is to become a business who can help other local community groups. They have already started a project to help local home-based artists to exhibit their artwork. They believe that doing some

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When they created their menu, they wanted to offer different choices for all tastes, but they mainly offer healthy products. Having sampled the amazing sourbread toasties on the menu, and the delicious coffee, I’m sure that Sourdough Sandwich Bar will become one of Worthing’s most popular go to places for lunch, or pre-ordering some fresh sourdough bread or other goodies!

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Supercharge your self-worth Carole Claridge Volunteering Adviser

This month we are talking about the benefits of volunteering for those who are out of work. Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on jobs and unemployment is at its highest level for some years. Young people have been particularly hard hit as they struggle to find opportunities to gain experience. Volunteering offers many benefits to people out of work – skills, experience, contacts and perhaps most important of all, a big boost to your self-esteem. If you are willing to make a commitment to a local charity or community group, they will help you make the most of your volunteering experience. I am Carole Claridge, the Volunteering Adviser for Worthing & Adur and a volunteer myself. If you would like to know more about volunteering, get in touch. I would love to help you get started.

Read on for some thoughts on how you can benefit from volunteering and check out the current volunteer vacancies on our website. We have shared a few suggestions at the end of this article. Develop your knowledge, skills and attitude Volunteering is a great way to learn a range of skills. Being part of a team develops active listening and communication, being organised, taking responsibility, showing initiative, problem-solving and showing support and respect for others. If you have a track record in your career, volunteering can offer more specific experience such as project management skills, leading a team or marketing. There are many volunteering opportunities including mentoring, tutoring, fundraising, planning and promoting events, IT and backoffice support.

Clare, who completed her politics and international relations degree in 2020 and volunteers at Citizens Advice West Sussex, is gaining valuable skills. She said, “There are so many different roles that I didn’t realise existed. My knowledge of analysing data has grown enormously and connects with my current studies in Business Economics MSc.” Boost your CV Volunteering can add an extra dimension to your CV and get you noticed. Employers will be impressed by your initiative and dedication to the community. Many companies are committed to social responsibility and volunteering shows you have similar values. Volunteer experience is professional experience, so use your role on your CV. Include your responsibilities, accomplishments, results and awards, as you would for any other job.

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Supercharge your self-worth Volunteering can bring a sense of purpose to your search for paid work. While you are helping others, you could meet people who share similar interests. New people, new perspectives, new experiences – it all leads to an increase in self-worth. It will also give you stories to tell at job interviews about your resilience and character.

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Will it lead to a job? If your goal is to work in the voluntary or charity sector, then volunteering is the most recognisable way to gain relevant experience. While there are no guarantees of landing paid employment, being in your area of interest will increase the possibility of it happening. If a job comes up, you’ll know about it.

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It has been interesting to see how people have developed their passions into a business through adversity. Les Page describes how he has managed to get his passion published after a “near death” experience! In November 1999 I had a terrible premonition that I was going to die before my 53rd birthday on 28th May 2000. I was really worried but, for obvious reasons, decided not to tell my wife and family. I gradually forgot about it as time passed, but then on 25th May 2000, three days before my 53rd birthday, disaster stuck! I fell 15 foot from a ladder whilst working. The customer whose windows I was cleaning were out. I was in absolute agony, but was able to get to my knees and wiggle my toes, so I knew I wasn’t going to be paralysed. I had to get help and phone for an ambulance, but then realised that I had left my mobile phone in the car at the front of the house!

I thought it was an angel from heaven, but it was a lady doing a security check on her daughter’s house next door. My life had been spared! It wasn’t time for me to leave Earth as I had things to do and grandchildren to enjoy. Being off work for 5 months with two fractured vertebrae I soon got bored and as I love number puzzles I decided to try my hand at devising some of my own puzzles and started writing computer macros to produce them. Amazingly that turned out to be a 20 year passionate hobby, building up a portfolio of unique puzzles. The ideas kept coming and the key to success was to start with the solution for a puzzle idea and then work backwards! A couple of years ago I decided to try and get some of my puzzles published and was amazed and delighted when Tarquin Publications agreed to publish 6 New Number and Logic Puzzle books for me!

I started to crawl, then from nowhere a woman’s voice said “Do you need some help? I heard you cry out”.

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In December 2020 my six puzzle books were published:


The Compendium ISBN 978-1-913565-06-0 (contains 5 puzzles: Brainbox, Alcatraz, Just Plus, Multi-Tasking and The Warehouse)

Emojis ISBN 978-1-913565-00-8 Starter Emojis ISBN 978-1-913565-08-4 Nightmare Blocks ISBN 978-1-913565-02-2 Solitary Sudoku ISBN 978-1-913565-04-6 EASIER NEW NUMBER AND LOGIC PUZZLES (Designed especially for children and for people who just want a nice easy chain reaction number puzzle to enjoy whilst relaxing.)

Starter Nightmare Blocks ISBN 978-1-913565-10-7 Books can be got from Waterstones and shortly on Amazon and ebooks are also available.

Ryder Equity Release

The later life lending specialist

Equity Release which is sometimes called Later Life Lending is designed for those aged 55 and over who own their own home and wish to release/unlock the equity in their property for a cash lump sum. You can choose to maintain the monthly payments so the amount borrowed stays the same or you can choose not to make any over payments and simply let it roll up into the mortgage amount/equity. You will still own your home and can live there for as long as you wish. I am fully quali�ed to give full advice and recommendation and o�er a free no obligation consultation and if there is an alternative to Equity Release then I hold all other quali�cations to advise on Retirement Interest Only mortgages (RIOs) or quite simply a normal mortgage.

For a free no obligation appointment please contact me: T. 01243 265 413 M. 07590 691 119 email: I am happy talking over the phone, face to face with a mask on or face to face via the internet whichever you would prefer.

Ryder Equity Release is a trading style of Mortgage and Protect Advice centre who is an appointed representative of HL Partnership limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial conduct Authority registration 745272. A fee may be charged for Equity Release however this can be taken on completion from the loan amount and will not be more than £950. Equity Release includes Lifetime Mortgages and Home Reversion Schemes. I can advise and arrange Lifetime Mortgages and will refer you to an approved specialist for Home Reversion Schemes.

Inside the Real Repair Shop

Free to take Hello again! This time, I want to talk about something that’s seemingly become the norm for many streets up and down the land. The ‘free to take’ trend has arrived from somewhere, and I can’t quite put my finger on why it’s happened.

1 This is the motor, removed from the Dyson. There are many available second hand, which makes repair viable.

I have a few working theories, that I’d like to share with you. Indulge me for a few minutes if you please. With UK-wide social restrictions still in place and most of the high street closed at the moment, many of us are taking more walks locally to spend time, which isn’t only good for our health, it’s also much, much kinder on one’s wallet. Whilst out walking, have you noticed how many households leave small appliances and other domestic items out on the pavement on offer to passersby? I have. To be honest, I never know if the items are fair game, or if I should ask permission before taking something. Whilst mulling this over, during the past few months, I’ve decided that it is OK to take discarded items, if it’s obvious that they’ve been abandoned and that I can do something useful with them. I suspect that there are many reasons why items are being abandoned like this, and I’d like to share my thinking with you. This year so far, I have acquired a cordless kettle, a 4 slice toaster, and two Dyson vacuum cleaners. Why you ask? It’s a good question, but before I go in to why I think they were all left out for ‘Magpie Matt’, here’s another thing; the kettle and the toaster worked perfectly, with a cleanup. The two Dysons needed

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thirty pounds worth of spare parts between them. When new, the vacuum cleaners would have been worth about £300, each. So, why do folk do it? Why leave items out, working or not, for others to take for free? Here is a list of possible reasons why. 1 Folk just get bored with an item, and see so little value in it any more that they want to get shot of it quickly but feel, possibly with some guilt, that they should give it away, rather than disposing of it. We’re bombarded with advertising that tells us to replace things often by retailers and manufacturers, so it’s hardly surprising that some people feel this way. 2 It won’t fit in the bin. General waste bins should only ever contain non-recyclable plastics, polythene, some packaging, kitchen waste and a sprinkling of dust. However, take a look at your street on bin day, and you’ll see other items poking out from under the lid. Vacuum cleaners don’t usually fit in a 140 litre bin, which could explain why we see them on the pavement, from time to time. The local amenity tip is an option for the responsible owner when looking for a place to offload items, but if you don’t own a car, the whole process can be a bit of a chore.

Obviously, there’s more to it and these are only three examples of drivers that can influence what happens to an item, after it’s become useful or has broken. However, there is hope. Repair Cafés have become very popular across the world, and we’re

very lucky to have at least two well-run (Repair Cafés) in the Adur and Worthing area. I believe that the BBC’s very popular The Repair Shop is changing attitudes too, and its theme of keeping things longer with repair and restoration is a winning formula. Indeed, my own waiting list for repairs grows longer by the day. The French Government recently implemented a scheme to appraise repairability on items sold there, and it was revealed recently that the UK Government plans to do similar. I’m watching progress with a beady eye.

Inside the Real Repair Shop

3 The value of the item, which may have broken is now low and not worth repairing or the expected cost of repair outweighs the cost of replacement. This issue is as wide as it is long and could easily form the basis of a master’s degree. I simply can’t do this point justice here. What I can say here is that the value of a broken item, which might be repairable is often zero, many manufacturers don’t make enough effort to support products in-life and there are limited repair and knowledge opportunities for people locally.

3 An abandoned, seemingly OK 4 slice toaster.

If you’ve been following my articles in Inside Magazine or online at, you’ll know that I advocate keeping things for longer, with good maintenance and the odd dose of repair. It’s usually kinder to our environment, our wallets and helps slow the march of discarded items going to landfill, which is better for us all. What’s the strangest item that you’ve seen abandoned? Get in touch at Report a fly tip in Adur and Worthing: www.adur-worthing. report-a-problem/flytipping/#report-fly-tipping

2 An abandoned kettle. Maybe it didn’t go with a new kitchen?

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Wild Inside

Where have all the

flowers gone?

Dr Barbara Pilley Shaw

Connecting cosmically with ancestors, or spiritually with recently departed, is marked by erection of imported stone. Neolithic folk quarried volcanic bluestone in Welsh Hills, with later generations engineering their transport overland to Stonehenge. Stonemasons create memorials from rock transported by sea from around the world – slate and limestone from Ireland, marble from Italy and Greece, and granite from India, China and Scandinavia. Climate Change, with rising seas, sees hard Norwegian granite boulders also deployed in Sussex sea defences, often replacing eroded wooden breakwaters. Back with flowers there’s a further alarming question ‘Where have all REALLY WILD flowers gone? Graveyards and the wider countryside were awash with them – snowdrops, daffodils and primroses; sloe, cherry and May blossom; bluebells, poppies and oxeye daisies. As they disappear so too do pollinating beetles, bees, butterflies and hoverflies, wildlife that ensures a harvest of seeds and fruits.

Changes in land ownership and management, intensive hi-tech agriculture, industrial development, suburban creep and unsustainable transport projects all contribute to serious degradation of rural landscape. In towns and cities too, wildflowers disappear alongside reduction of smaller Green Spaces – back gardens, local and business parks and school grounds. Artificial grass, decking and hardcore usurp lawns and flower-beds. Living landscape corridors of trees and hedgerows become imported timber fencing, metal railings or brick walls. Foreign exotics, stunning specimens, bloom along promenades and parks but not all favour pollinators. A few are toxic to wildlife and soil systems. Others become alien invaders detrimental to the balance of nature and out-competing much loved bee-friendly wildflowers. Further issues arise with pot plants, cut flowers and wreaths produced for seasonal or family occasions. Whether in UK or abroad, intensive horticulture

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Worthing graveyard photos © StanLee

Pete Seeger’s song continues – ‘young girls picked them, everyone’ – from gravesides of soldier lovers who lost their lives in fields of Flanders and other war zones. Wildflowers became emblematic of Remembrance, of lives lost in international conflicts, when seas of red poppies bloomed in disturbed lands. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has created a special poppy British Wildflower Mix for sowing in memorial grounds.

can involve using liquid culture in heated glasshouses or acres of plastic polytunnels. Serious environmental issues arise from carbon emitted during production and transport or from staggering fertiliser and plastic pollution. Artificial ‘silk’ bouquets are popular but no busy bee pollinator is utilised in the production of plastic plants and there will be no soil-enriching, life-enhancing compost from the messy decay they don’t undergo! When dumped, they break up (but not down), becoming nonbiodegradable microplastic in soils, impacting on the natural environment and ultimately our own human health. So for a beautiful bowery flowery Happy Easter with a ‘Drip, Drip, Drop Little April Showers’, can we be more REALLY WILD and use flower power to shop, sow, grow and recycle (compost!) more wisely?

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REAL Flower Po w in Green Space er s – but Plastic Ain ’t Fantastic… Adur& Worthing

celebrates wildflow Wildflower Trail ers and pollinators. https://www The website shows locations that are ad wildflowers to this tra ding their il – and Cemetery and Breathincludes Broadwater ing Spaces Broadwater Cemeter y: Conservation clear of Nurserymen, Gr ance – and famous Naturalisowers, Market Gardeners; t, Richard http://www.fbwc.coJefferies, graves .uk/ Heene Cemetery: Co mmunity Green Flag, balancing wildlife https://www.heenecwith heritage Breathing Spaces: Ga rden Therapy, bouq uets and Farming http://www.breathin for Wild Flowers ild.html Transition Worthing : fab new website an d a Mini-Seed https://www.ttworth Swap? AWC: Cissbury Farm land Back A Really Wild Rewildi to Natural Habitat: ng Show https://www.adur-w ! s/pr21-015.html UCL Plastic Waste Inn ovation Hub: How compostable is plastic? https://www.bigcom .uk/reports EcoWatch: Plastic ho rticulture horrors https://www.ecowatc moroccan-slaves-a -1882131257.html

Transition Town Worthing? A lot of our projects and events are on hold for now, but we have been using this down time to create a new website packed with resources and useful information. Anyone who wishes to live a more sustainable, resilient life will find the information very helpful. Once we are able to start up again properly, we will be

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Inside Puzzles

InsideSudoku Fill the 9×9 grid with numbers 1-9 so that each column, row, and nine 3×3 boxes contains all of the digits from 1-9. Last month's solutions below!







ACROSS 1 adoption. 5 enable. 8 prenuptial. 9 lone. 10 A Hard Day’s Night. 11 dwindle. 13 divorce. 15 bandage. 18 medical. 21 Flying Scotsman. 22 lion. 23 ambivalent. 24 steely. 25 heatedly.

DOWN 1 applaud. 2 operation. 3 thudded. 4 outrage. 5 eglantine. 6 allegro. 7 lunatic. 12 legendary. 14 recommend. 16 afflict. 17 doyenne. 18 machine. 19 detract. 20 lengthy.

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ACROSS 1 A feeling of wild happiness and well-being (8) 5 Walked with an uneven step (6) 10 Variety of apple, originally from West Virginia, US (6,9) 11 Help; service (10) 13 Couch (4) 15 Teach (7) 17 Dependent (7) 18 Manufacturer of the 2CV motor vehicle (7) 19 Connotation; significance (7) 21 Want (4) 22 Affection; accessory (10) 25 1986 blockbuster film set in the Australian Outback, starring Paul Hogan (9,6) 27 Probable (6) 28 Benevolent (8)

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Cross Words

DOWN 1 Inscribe (7) 2 Friend (3) 3 Eclipse; dominate (10) 4 South Asian country with 319 cities including Moradabad and Kochi (5) 6 Unit of length (4) 7 Interesting; challenging (11) 8 Remote (7) 9 Accessory for plucking a stringed musical instrument (8) 12 Object struck back and forth in badminton (11) 14 Charles Dickens novel published in 1853 (5,5) 16 Albert __ , German-born physicist; 1879-1955 (8) 18 Doubtful (7) 20 Cowardly (7) 23 Female given name; English singer-songwriter whose albums include 19, 21 and 25 (5) 24 Cue sport played on a table (4) 26 Pair (3)  01903 357003


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Financial Services

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RER Ryder Equity Release p23

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Flooring and Blinds Burgess Flooring and Blinds p7

Carewise p19 Connect to Support p9

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Plumbing and Heating Services

Worthing Cooking Club p19 Worthing Gin p13

Steels p13


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Charmandean Foot Clinic p13

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Advertising deadline for May 2021 is 10 April 2021.

Will Writers

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Thy Will Be Done p17

Garage Doors Garolla p4

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Victoria Road Surgery Tel: 01903 230656 or

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Durrington Library

Tel: 01903 843810 both at: Durrington Health Centre Durrington Lane Worthing, West Sussex BN13 2RX

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We will treat your loved one with dignity. We will create a meaningful farewell completely to your loved one’s wishes. We will give you the best advice and options available from our 75 years of experience. We will be there with you before, during and after with our fully inclusive service.

We are Worthing’s oldest existing funeral family since 1901. As an independent, family owned and managed funeral directors we are at the heart of our community.

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