Inside East Worthing Issue 8 April 2021

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April 2021  Issue 8

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April brings us some more glimpses of “normality”, as children are getting used to being back at school and many people are receiving vaccinations. Local food and entertainment businesses are tentatively making 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 keep our exercise levels up as some of the community return to perhaps more sedentary jobs on p8. You can read about local Councillor Carl Walker’s pledge to keep cars off pavements and therefore children safer on page 10. 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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the lift and start climbing. You can even start a workplace challenge using the stepjockey app available from

 Stand up and walk

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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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Drive slowly

beware of children

stay off the pavements

Cllr Carl Walker I remember taking my kids to school last year when a driver speedily reversed on to the pavement in front of me, narrowly missing my son and clipping my leg. This wasn’t the first time we’d had to dodge parking cars that had mounted the kerb. The driver got out and told me off for being in his way. The fact that I was on the pavement didn’t seem to overly trouble him. As he wandered off, he shouted that I ‘needed some b****y glasses’. However, I believe that wearing glasses to avoid cars driving on the pavement right next to children might not be the best solution here. Alas I’m not the only person jumping out of the way of pavement drivers. Before Covid stopped councillors meeting in a public space with residents, my excellent local East Worthing Community Panel meeting had plenty of stories of parents and grandparents forced to dodge cars parking on pavements. The Child Accident Prevention Trust point out that 7-11 year olds are at real risk from road accidents. Data from the past six years shows that there were 85,814 child injuries on

roads within a 500m radius of schools in the UK, the equivalent of 1,190 a month. Motoring Research show the second most dangerous time to drive is during the school-run period, between 2pm and 4pm. That’s unsurprising, with cars full of noisy kids flooding the roads on the way to and from school. Part of the problem is that there are too many cars around school gates. Too many drivers are parking like they’re in a dodgem. A YouGuv poll said more than half of parents believe there are too many cars around school gates and 50% are sick of cars parking on the pavements. Recently, thanks to Worthing Community Chest, I managed to raise funds for some childshaped protective bollards (pictured) for a local school in East Worthing to help them provide a physical and

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psychological barrier to the cars that would otherwise frantically mount the pavement during the school run. But as useful as they’ll be, they are nowhere near as useful as parents deciding not to drive on the pavement in the first place. So, in the interests of all the children in Worthing, don’t become a statistic. Drive slowly, beware of children and for goodness sake, stay off the pavements. Being a bit late for work is eminently preferrable to reversing into a child.

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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.

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. 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

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

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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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 online 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

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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Beach House Park:

a community asset

Popular Worthing park added to Council’s Assets of Community Value register

Steps have been taken to honour the importance of an historic public space as Worthing Borough Council registers Beach House Park as a community asset. The Worthing park has been subject to a number of improvements over the past year, which were recognised by the prestigious international quality mark, the Green Flag award, in the 2020.

A building or land is considered an ‘Asset of Community Value’ if it furthers the social wellbeing or interests of the local community or could do so in the future. By becoming registered it means that before an asset can be sold, community organisations are given time to prepare a bid and raise any funds necessary, should it ever be up for sale. Preserving and enhancing public open spaces such as Beach House Park are both key elements in the Platforms For Our Places: Going Further agenda, which sets out the Councils’ role in developing places and communities until 2022. The park itself has been registered as such an asset, but the car parking areas, cafe and

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Bowls Club Pavilion have not, as they are either not ancillary to the park or the Council has already granted leases to third parties. Councillor Edward Crouch, Worthing’s Executive Member for Digital and Environmental Services, said: “By registering Beach House Park as an Asset of Community Value, the Council is recognising the importance of this historic park that is enjoyed by thousands of visitors. Users of the public space should see this move as a clear steer towards our commitment to maintaining and improving open public spaces, which remains a really important part of the Council’s work.

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“This is further demonstrated by the enhancements our dedicated parks team have carried out at Beach House Park, to ensure it remains a muchloved open space for years to come. We are always looking to improve biodiversity at the site so it can adapt to the continuous effects of climate change.” Beach House Park was purchased from the Beach House Estate in 1922 and opened to the public in spring 1924. Improvements recognised in the Green Flag judging last year included new planting, footpath clearing and the introduction of new signage to improve the visitor experience.

A Yew hedge stretching 117 metres at the park has also been installed, which embraces the heritage of the open space while helping to absorb pollution from neighbouring roads. A further example of the Council’s approach to managing open spaces was included with the recent SpringForward campaign, which focuses on positive activities and health and wellbeing advice to help locals during the Coronavirus pandemic.

We are always looking to improve biodiversity at the site so it can adapt to the continuous effects of climate change. Councillor Edward Crouch, Worthing’s Executive Member for Digital and Environmental Services

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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.



Recently, my mind has wandered to memories about my beloved island of Barbados. I first visited Barbados in 2004. Having previously travelled to other Caribbean islands, I always enjoyed the ambience and culture these islands offer, but despite over 25 years of travelling the world, I was not tempted by Barbados. To my mind it had reputation as an island for the rich and famous. How wrong I was, it caters for everyone. While working for an airline in 2004, a group of friends invited me to join them on a “girly week” in Barbados. Initially I thought it would be no different from other islands I had visited, but the idea of having a few laughs in the sun for a week with the girls was tempting. I had no expectations. “Woah We’re Going to Barbados” was a hit in 1975 by Typically Tropical and was becoming the theme tune as the girls planned the itinerary for fun in the sun! To this day, I do not know why, but the moment the aircraft doors opened, I was in love! The island was calling me. Flying in, I had seen beautiful turquoise sea, white sand, green hills and I could not wait to explore. It felt like I had come home. Barbados has so much to offer to travellers of all types; the rich and famous who gather upon the swish hotels on the West Coast as well as solo travellers, adventurers, cricket lovers, honeymooners, families, gardeners, sailors, foodies, rum lovers. The list is endless, which for an island that is just 28 miles long, is to be congratulated. The local community work hard to welcome visitors to the island.

I had found my happy place and it remains “my island” despite being back in the UK for 12 years now. I visit as often as I can. In the meantime, I specialise in travel to Barbados and have organised holidays for my customers who have also fallen in love with the island. I have organised weddings, group travel and honeymoons there so if you are planning a celebration trip, special interest travel or want to experience island life in 2022, do get in touch with me so I can help you make memories that last a lifetime.

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CYCALL more than just pedalling CYCALL will be restarting inclusive cycling sessions at Brooklands Park in Worthing on Friday 2nd April. The sessions will run on a Friday and Saturday until midSeptember (weather permitting). CYCALL also takes weekday bookings from schools, groups and organisations. CYCALL has a wide range of bikes including a wheelchair transporter, a 4 seater trike and a hand propelled trike. The adapted trikes are suitable for adults and children living with a disability or a long term health condition. CYCALL operates a COVID 19 safety policy and all sessions must be booked in advance. CYCALL sessions are about more than just pedalling, they are also a great opportunity to make friends and play outdoor

games such as swing ball and Giant Connect 4. CYCALL has recently received funding from The Bruce Wake Trust to buy a Ping! Community Table Tennis Table. This will be available for all users of Brooklands Park during CYCALL sessions.

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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.

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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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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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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.

Community Works is a charity connecting community organisations, people and businesses to build a better community for everyone. Every year, our Volunteer Centre helps hundreds of local people find a rewarding volunteer role.

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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.

Routes into Employment Supporting people on their journey into employment in Brighton & Hove and West Sussex

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Routes is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. Find the right Routes How will it affect my benefits? The Routes project offers free, You are allowed to work as a one-to-one personalised support volunteer without losing your to help people on their journey benefits but must continue to into employment. Find more meet the conditions for receiving details at those benefits. For full details please Google: How volunteering affects your benefits.

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A Boulder falls into the English Channel from MY Esperanza

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Greenpeace Arun & Adur Group demand bottom trawler ban, as Greenpeace builds new underwater boulder barrier off the coast near Worthing In February, activists on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza began building a new underwater boulder barrier in the Offshore Brighton marine protected area in the English Channel, one of the UK’s most heavily bottom trawled protected areas. This follows Greenpeace’s Dogger Bank boulder barrier and will close 55 square nautical miles of Offshore Brighton, one fifth of its total area, to destructive bottom trawling. Celebrities including Thandie Newton, Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall, Paloma Faith, Bella Ramsey, Mark Rylance, Jarvis Cocker and Ranulph Fiennes have signed their names to boulders. In response to Greenpeace’s Dogger Bank boulder barrier, the UK government announced new bylaws which would totally close the Dogger Bank and South Dorset protected areas, and partially close

Bottom trawlers spent 3,099 hours fishing in Offshore Brighton in 2019. Offshore Brighton was established in 2016 to protect its seabed habitat, which is being destroyed by bottom trawling. According to the government, Offshore Brighton is “unlikely to be moving towards conservation objectives”. two other protected areas, to bottom trawling. This piecemeal approach would still leave 97% of UK offshore protected areas, 74 out of 76, fully or partially open to bottom trawling. Laurence from the Arun and Adur Local Greenpeace Group, said: “I’m really shocked and disappointed to discover that although the Government has closed some protected areas to industrial fishing, this Marine Protected Area off the Sussex coast can still be legally exploited by destructive industrial fishing boats. That’s why I have been out on the beach by Worthing Pier calling for bottom trawlers to be banned from fishing in all of the UK’s Marine Protected Areas. Please support our call to end industrial fishing in MPAs, by signing our petition”

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Greenpeace is calling on the government to ban bottom trawlers and supertrawlers from fishing in all of the UK’s marine protected areas. Last year, 84 MPs from across Parliament, and 29 Conservative MPs, signed a Greenpeace-coordinated open letter, calling on the Secretary of State George Eustice to ban destructive industrial fishing from UK marine protected areas. The government taking steps to restrict bottom trawling in a handful of protected areas demonstrates some political will, following Brexit, to properly protect the UK’s offshore waters. This was previously difficult because introducing restrictions on fishing operations in offshore UK waters required agreement from other EU member states.

“The government’s move to properly protect just two of the UK’s protected areas barely touches the tip of the iceberg in terms of what is needed to save our oceans. All of the UK’s protected areas need real protection, not just a handful. This government is supposed to be showing global leadership on ocean conservation and fighting for 30% of the world’s oceans to be protected, but it can’t even properly protect 30% of our own waters. “The move to stop bottom trawling in the Dogger Bank proves the UK government can stop destructive industrial fishing if it wants to. The government must show more ambition in a year when it is supposed to display global leadership on solving the climate and nature emergencies. It must urgently ban destructive industrial fishing from all of the UK’s protected areas at sea by restricting fishing vessel licenses.”

“I’m proud to have had the chance to put my name on one of these boulders, and to be there today to bear witness to the creation of this boulder barrier. This action will play a small but significant role – and far more than our Government has so far done – to actually protect Offshore Brighton in a pragmatic and effective way. However, this shouldn’t be necessary. Our fervent hope is that our government will now turn words into action, papers parks into real conservation, and properly protects our oceans”. Most of the UK’s protected areas in offshore waters were established to protect the seabed. Currently, there are no full bottom trawling bans in any of the UK’s offshore protected areas. Data released by Oceana last year revealed that 97% of the UK’s offshore marine protected areas are being bottom trawled.

agency, BioLaGu, to conduct a Natura 2000 Environmental Impact Assessment to determine the impact of this activity. The assessment concluded the activity would not have a significant impact on the protected features of Offshore Brighton. Greenpeace’s activity will prevent bottom trawling in part of the Offshore Brighton protected area. Vessels which fish here will still be able to operate elsewhere. It is scientifically proven that fully or highly protected marine areas lead to significant spillover benefits for the wider marine ecosystem, helping safeguard and boost fish stocks both within and outside the protected area. A network of fully or highly protected marine areas would help UK fishing communities by ensuring there are healthy oceans, full of fish, for generations to come. live-greenpeace-bouldersbrighton-fishing/ Inside Magazines would like to thank Greenpeace and Suzanne Plunkett for the use of these images

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“Offshore Brighton is the perfect monument to our government’s failure to protect our seas. It exists specifically to protect the seabed, but bottom trawlers spend thousands of hours each year ploughing this sensitive habitat.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, who was at sea to bear witness to Greenpeace deploying the boulders, said:

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Chris Thorne, an oceans campaigner at Greenpeace UK, said from on board the Esperanza:


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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!

April 2021 by Simien

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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