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Contents Comment Help to Shape The District’s Future Reflections on Incinerator Inquiry Horsham Climate Cafe Launched YOC Surpasses All Expectations Great Events For 2020 Strong and Steady Programme Meeting For Businesses About BID Help Create a Community Fridge Helping Your Body Detoxify Table Tennis Coaching For All CAGNE Tourism Award For Leonardslee Garden View Crowdfunding For Projects A Flock of Sparrows Recipe Pet’s Corner Preloved Prom Sale Returns Horsham Music Circle Help Support Your Local Museum Health & Fitness Horsham Community Information Horsham What’s On Puzzle Answers, Discounts & Offers Advertisement Index

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Steady programme that includes a free eight week

ways that will enable you to lose weight and get fitter

Heath. Clearly its vital that as many people as

in the New Year. But equally as important as dieting is

possible have the opportunity to do strength and

detoxifying the body of its impurities and getting rid

balance to reduce the risk of falls which can have

of all those nasty toxins that can prevent it working

quite nasty consequences.

he New Year is a good time to reassess your

On page 22 you can find out about a new Strong &

health and fitness particuarly after the excesses of Christmas! In this issue there are a number of

course at The Bridge Leisure Centre in Broadbridge

the way it should. Anna Pinnock explains how on page 28.

Lastly on page 30 you can find out about taking up table tennis. Horsham Table Tennis Club in

We know that getting fit is important for a

conjunction with Horsham District Council is geared

healthy life. Often, we equate fitness with running,

up to offer one-to-one coaching opportunities for

cycling, walking or some other form of exercise. On

players of all types and levels in the The New Year.

page 51 you can learn about one aspect of fitness

Details can be found in the ‘Programme’ section of

that is almost always overlooked; our core muscles. So as a new

Find out how even a small amount of work on your

decade opens why not give table tennis a go?

core strength can dramatically improve your overall

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orsham District Council is preparing a draft Local Plan for the District. Stay informed and have your say. Why we need a Local Plan The Government requires all local planning authorities to meet demand for new homes as part of their long term Local Plans. This presents the Council with enormous challenges. We are therefore looking harder than ever for locations where we can best deliver new homes and new jobs. The new Horsham District Local Plan will guide development in the District to 2036. One of the aims of the new Plan is to set out how the housing number requirement is to be met in the most sustainable way,


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he Incinerator Inquiry which follows a legal framework is not the easiest of environments in which to ask residents to come and express their concerns. The Planning Inspector, Ian Jenkins, was as accommodating as possible in making people feel comfortable, but if residents did give evidence they had to consider if they would accept cross examination from Britaniacrest's barrister in order to add more weight to their views. The process is not meant to be adversarial but inquisitorial. However, despite this many members of our community did come forward and made their feelings known to the Inspector about the impact that building this incinerator would have on their daily lives. We were pleased that the Inspector set aside a day for site visits with all interested parties to personally view the local area. He was also making other visits on his own both during day and night to inform his decision. This was reassuring and much appreciated. Another vital part of the Inquiry process was the opportunity for Ni4H and residents to take part in discussing what planning conditions should apply, if the incinerator were to be approved. Ni4H were assisted in round table discussions by our planning expert, Maureen Darrie and were able to bring forward proposals from research into conditions from other incinerators and to present a reasoned best practice case. Over the past two years there have been two consultations regarding this incinerator application and the response from the residents of Horsham on both occasions has been an overwhelming objection to the development. It is by far the largest reaction to any planning application I have seen in my 14 years as County Councillor. During the first consultation 5,500 residents rejected this application either by direct objection to the planners or by signing a petition. Since the Appeal application was made another 2,237 people have added their names to a second petition which was presented to the Planning

Inspector at the Inquiry. This is an overwhelming NO vote. It is local democracy at work and we asked the Inspector to give this the weight it deserved. Ni4H and the local community has been at a huge disadvantage to Britaniacrest in bringing our representations to this Inquiry. Given the issues involved here are very technical and complex, they have been able to use their considerable resources to buy themselves experienced experts and representatives to make their pitch. On the other hand, Ni4H are not experts and it is not a professional organisation - it is a Community Group attempting to understand and reflect the concerns of the community. Ni4H has had to work hard not only in developing its case, but also through fundraising events, public donations and pledges of financial support, to collect significant funds so that we can afford a barrister and experts, to represent local residents. Without this massive community effort over the last 12 months, it would have been impossible to give full weight at the Inquiry in presenting the excellent case we have and the powerful reasons we have for rejection of this appeal. We are confident from many submissions made by residents, that the Inspector will have understood the concerns that local people have about their future wellbeing if the incinerator comes to this area, the wholesale change of character that would be brought to our market town, how it would be out of keeping with its surroundings and the massive structure would overwhelm existing buildings in the surrounding area and would have a significant adverse impact on our beautiful views. We hope these heartfelt views and the more formal input from Ni4H and WSCC barristers will sway the Inspector to reject this Appeal. We remain optimistic for a positive result. Any suggestion that the Ni4H campaign was misleading is not so. In fact, Ni4H learned from other Community Groups labelled in this way how to avoid


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Ni4H doing just that. Ni4H has taken great care over the content of press releases, social media publicity, newsletters, printed material and discussions with the public to remain measured in our approach to our campaign, opposing the development of this incinerator. Finally, we want to say a big thank you to everyone who has backed this campaign in their many different ways and to Ni4H Barrister Nick Grant from Landmark Chambers, Ni4H Experts Maureen Darrie from GP Planning Ltd, Only Solutions LLP and UKWIN. Through the hard work of Ni4H and the amazing local support we have given ourselves at least an even chance, where without it we would have had no chance, in putting our case forward so strongly for rejection of the Appeal. We now await the Inspector’s decision probably in the first quarter of 2020. Peter Catchpole, Chairman Ni4H County Councillor Holbrook

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n Saturday 7th December 2019 in partnership with the Horsham Quakers Sussex Green Living (SGL) launched the Horsham Climate Café. It will take place on the first Saturday of every month 2pm until 4pm in the Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, HR12 1SL (opposite Sainsburys car park) after the morning’s Horsham Repair Café (10-1pm). At the Climate Cafe people can meet informally and talk about climate change, eat delicious homemade cake, have a hot drink and join in the conversations about problems and solutions. You can come once or every month. Due to demand from many young people living in Horsham District SGL want to provide a relaxed space where they can come together and share their climate concerns and actions. Initially this space will be for children and young people (age 11 and upwards). SGL hope it will be led by the pupils and supported with adult facilitation and mentoring. SGL know it can be difficult to talk about climate change with friends and family, so Climate Cafés are designed to provide a space to do just that. SGL’s longer term vision is to explore larger premises for the Horsham Repair Cafe and the Horsham Climate Café to run alongside each other, working with other Horsham partners. With larger premises SGL might include: • Environmental petitioning – telling people about the most important petitions, their aims and impacts. SGL will encourage people to sign the petition(s) during their visit to the climate café. • Energy – sharing ways to save energy and reduce fuel poverty. Using SGL’s cost comparison and clean energy site they can help people switch their electricity suppliers for their homes and businesses often saving them money. Or people can use SGL’s


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site from the comfort of their home. As of December 2019 at the Horsham Repair Cafe SGL will be offering fuel poverty and energy saving advice thanks to a ‘CES Warming Communities’ grant. Learn more here energy-advice/. • First green steps – or ‘Green watchers’. It’s similar to Weight Watchers where SGL help people take their first green steps, encouraging at least one green action a month. SGL hope they will come back month after month to be supported and monitored as they transition to a more sustainable life. • Climate Forum – young people working together to share ideas, helping give them a voice and support activity and in collaboration with Fridays for Future, Parents for Future and Parent Pledge. • Science behind climate change – if visitors want to learn more about climate change science, experts will be on hand to talk to them, suggesting reading and films to develop their knowledge. There are seven Climate Reality Leaders in West Sussex, all trained by the former US Vice President Al Gore along with leading climate change scientists who are part of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Carrie Cort, the founder of Sussex Green Living trained with the Climate Reality Leadership Corps in Manila, Philippines in March 2016. • Local campaigning groups – Representatives from groups like No Incinerator for Horsham, CAGNE (Communities Against Gatwick Noise Emissions) and Extinction Rebellion Horsham will be welcome, but unlikely to attend every month. Further details at

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YOC SURPASSES ALL EXPECTATIONS ear All, After an incredibly exciting and full on year,


It is testament to the hard work and dedication, not to

the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 has now

mention support, from people such as yourselves, that the

officially come to a close.

year was the success it was. From local businesses

surpassed by the sheer volume of groups, organisations and

to performers, groups, artists, sculptors, event organisers,

makers who came together to put on an impressive

innovators and funders and the many, many volunteers

programme with over 700 events across the district,

involved â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thank you.

Our hopes for a few events in the year were very quickly

sponsoring events, to venues giving up their spaces in kind,

There are legacies to the project, including the Horsham

touching the lives of thousands of residents and visitors. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re currently crunching the numbers, but will be able

Children's Parade, Horsham Film Festival, Sussex Comedian

to share soon some facts and figures about the year! It has

of the Year and it's spin off Stand Up Horsham, sculptures

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supporting culture in the district!

parade and carrying their lanterns high in Billingshurst Lantern Parade, to the very many artistic and theatrical

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GREAT EVENTS FOR 2020 Council announces new event experiences for Horsham in 2020


nce again, Horsham residents and visitors can look forward to a vibrant town centre programme of over 150 free events, markets, concerts and activities throughout 2020 co-ordinated by Horsham District Council and its many and varied commercial and community partners. The legacy of 2019’s Horsham District Year of Culture tees up an even more diverse set of events that seek to attract visitors from every sector of the community, engaging with increasing numbers of groups and local businesses. The primary purpose of the Council’s support is the economic bonus gained from increased footfall and publicity for the town, whilst enabling many business partners to use the town to achieve their own objectives, generating mutual benefits along the way. A central feature of this year’s events programme will see an increasing focus on sustainability in terms of both content and awareness of the core issues, with the Council working closely with local partners in the field including Kinder Living, Sussex Green Living and others. Individual event highlights this year include


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Horsham’s starring role in the national programme of Good Friday Passion Plays entitled ‘One Good Friday 2020’ led by Horsham Churches Together and a re-energised town wide music festival on Easter Monday called ‘Horsham Sounds’ led by a consortium of community partners. For the first May bank holiday of the year, there will be a full weekend of entertainment. As part of a national celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe Horsham will be hosting ‘Horsham’s VE75 Weekend’, including The Broadwood Day of Dance and Horsham’s Bus Rally. Friday’s VE Bank Holiday on 8 May gives a one off opportunity for the whole community to come together to remember the bittersweet joy of peace felt on 8 May 1945. Already working with QM Studios and Age UK, Horsham District Council are inviting more community groups to step forward to play a part in a special day which will include ‘Winston Churchill’, an ‘East’ Street Party and a 16 piece ‘Glen Miller’ style band finale. Following their successful introduction in 2019 as part of the Year of Culture, the Spanish festival ‘Feria de Horsham’ returns as does an

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extension of the Caribbean Day to include Latin America called ‘Carnivale Horsham’ in 2020. The ever popular French Fest will also return. Later in the year, September’s food and drink weekend returns with Saturday’s ‘The New Big Nibble’, with an increased emphasis on it being a local food show as well as a market place. Sunday’s Little Nibble is being rebranded as ‘The Future Food Show’ with all sorts of healthy and alternative food options on display. Horsham AmeriCARna is set to take over the town centre and Hop Oast Park & Ride with more ‘cruise throughs’ by a greater variety of vehicles. Plans for Christmas 2020 are to be confirmed and will be subject to evaluations of 2019’s activities and 2020’s available resources. These highlights are in addition to an amazing variety of other events, markets, bandstand concerts, town trails, exhibitions and street entertainment that all go on throughout the year. Commenting on the events programme for 2020, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for the Local Economy Cllr Paul Clarke said: “I am delighted that we are set to welcome such a broad scope of events and activities to Horsham for 2020. It is good to see so many popular ones making a return, but I am also really pleased that we will be hosting so many new events which are making their debuts this year. “More than ever, I believe we have something Please mention HORSHAM PAGES South when responding to adverts

that will appeal to everybody in our new programme. Not only do the events create an extremely engaging experience for residents and visitors of all ages, but they are also key to supporting local businesses and traders who benefit so greatly from being able to showcase their product and services to larger audiences of people. “Our thanks go out in advance to the many partners we will be working with to help make this impressive programme happen. “I would encourage as many of you as possible to come along and enjoy what is set to be an amazing year for events and entertainments.” One event that is not making a return is Horsham Piazza Italia. This event first ran in 2006 over two days with 12 Ferraris each day. Over time the event grew to a peak at Piazza Italia X in 2016 with displays of some 101 Ferraris, bandstand and balcony Romeo & Juliet performances, Gladiators, Granny Tourismo antics, Italian Job Mini cavalcades and many top quality operatic arias along the way. Unfortunately, many of the voluntary and commercial partners that made up so much of the content of this event are not now available. This has led to the event organisers taking the decision to terminate the event while it retains such a great reputation, allowing available resources to focus on a wider town programme with the many new events. FEB/MAR 2020




HDC's Health and Wellbeing Manager Tess Davison welcomes new instructor Gill Constable.


020 sees Horsham District Council’s Health and Wellbeing team welcome a new instructor to its Strong and Steady exercise programme. Gill Constable has joined the Health and Wellbeing team with a wealth of experience in delivering group exercise programmes and a specialist LaterLife qualification in postural stability instruction. The Strong & Steady programme includes a free eight week course at The Bridge Leisure Centre in Broadbridge Heath along with a workshop, new for 2020, that can be taken to rural locations throughout Horsham District. The aim of programme is to improve strength, balance, coordination and flexibility and maintain people’s independence. It is suitable for absolute beginners as well as those who are prone to tripping or stumbling. Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Matters and Wellbeing Cllr Tricia Youtan said:


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“We are delighted to welcome Gill and her wealth of knowledge and experience to the Health and Wellbeing team. “It is vital that we can provide this type of community based strength and balance programme to reduce the risk of falls which can have quite nasty consequences. It should also help take pressure off our local NHS services. “I would encourage as many eligible people as possible to sign up for the classes available and benefit from the many advantages.” Contact the Wellbeing Hub on 01403 215111 or visit the website for more information.

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arlier this year a group of independent business

range of projects that support businesses within them,

leaders within Horsham formed the Horsham

from marketing and events to direct business support

Business Improvement District (BID) Steering group

and environmental enhancements. A further key

and were successful in securing funding to further

feature of BIDs is the collective voice they provide to

develop a BID proposal for Horsham. As such Revive &

business communities in dealing with public sector

Thrive has been appointed to help develop the proposal


through to ballot in October 2020. Businesses are being invited to come to a special

BIDs are funded by a small levy, usually between 1% and 2%, charged against the rateable value of

meeting to find out more about what BIDs are, what a

commercial business premises and, as they are funded

BID could do for Horsham and how they can have their

by the businesses that pay into them, businesses vote in

say. The meeting, to be held at the Studio at the Capitol,

a secret ballot on whether or not to adopt them.

Horsham, on 30th January 2020 from 6.00-8.00pm, is

Businesses vote on the contents of business plans put

designed to introduce businesses in Horsham to the

together after extensive consultations with businesses

opportunities and benefits that a BID could bring, as well

and, if approved at ballot, most BIDs are operated as

as helping them to understand exactly how BIDs work.

independent social enterprise businesses, run by

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voluntary boards of directors drawn from the business community. The development of the BID is just getting underway in Horsham, with the vote expected to take place in Autumn next year. National BID experts, Revive & Thrive, has been appointed to work with the Steering Group and businesses in the town to bring the BID to fruition.

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HELP CREATE A COMMUNITY FRIDGE Fare Divide’s vision is to save perishable foodstuffs from landfill and to inspire healthier communities by forging give-and-take partnerships making available surplus food to all without judgement and stigma. Anita Rosser is working with Sarah Renfrey, founder of Fare Divide, to set up a community fridge in Horsham. Anita explains the concept below and how they need to raise £2,040.

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arah and I are incredibly passionate about reducing food waste and preventing perfectly edible food from going to landfill. I personally think it's scandalous that tonnes of food is thrown away every day in the UK, particularly by retailers and supermarkets, or it's reduced before the Best Before Date even though the food will remain perfectly edible for a week if not longer. I often buy packets of tomatoes that have been reduced and they are perfectly edible a week later. How does a Community Fridge differ from a Food Bank? People usually refer to food banks as an emergency stop gap solution, and are vital for an increasing number of people. Generally non-perishable food items are given out, and food bank users are not always at liberty to choose what they eat, although each food parcel is tailored to each household’s needs. Community Fridges exist to reduce food waste and foster a spirit of sharing and mutual support within a community. They are often open more regularly and offer a source of fresh


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good quality food surplus for everyone. In many cases the most frequent items moving through the fridge are fruit and veg. They operate on a trust basis and are not means tested. The aim of the Horsham Community Fridge project is to set-up and launch a Community Fridge in Horsham. Community Fridges are social sites of food education and sharing. They are housed in publicly accessible places making fresh food that would otherwise be wasted freely available to the community. Surplus perishable food is donated by local businesses, supermarkets or allotments and taken by anyone who will use it. Our aim is to raise £2,040 to be spent on a

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fridge/freezer, ambient storage area facilities, insurance for volunteers and other items to allow us to be a compliant and professional registered Food Business. What we'll deliver Save 1 tonne month good quality food from going to landfill Create a welcoming area for the fridge and ambient goods in a public space Why it's a great idea This will save perfectly good food going to waste. It will make food available to ANYONE who wants to come and take items for their own use. It encourages sharing and helps the environment! And there's already one in Littlehampton which is proving to be a success. Steps to get it done To source a suitable location for the Horsham Community Fridge Apply to Horsham District Council to register as a food business (8 weeks)

Secure Public Liability Insurance in host location Purchase fridge and secure in host location. Measure up and purhase shelving for ambient goods. Secure Food donations (Fareshare/ Neighbourly/local businesses). Signup Volunteers & Fridge Co-ordinator Purchase incidentals for fridge such as cleaning kit/ thermometer donation unit etc. Complete HACCP & Risk Assessment for fridge train volunteers/induction to host location Communications around fridge put up and decorate launch Horsham Community Fridge. We really need residents to pledge as much money as they can and their pledge won't be taken until we have raised the money. They will be investing in an incredibly worthwhile environmental project that will benefit everyone. Further details @HorshamCommunityFridge

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any new year resolutions involve some form of dieting. But equally as important is detoxifying the body of its impurities and getting rid of all those nasty toxins that can prevent it working the way it should. Detoxification refers to the body’s natural ability to convert potentially toxic substances into harmless particles that it then removes without us knowing. Our bodies do such an amazing job of this (through the liver in particular) that you might not realise that we’re constantly surrounded by potentially toxic substances. However, sometimes our bodies can get a little overwhelmed if we don’t take care of ourselves. Common signs and symptoms of the detoxification process not working properly may include: • Constipation/diarrhoea • Food allergies and sensitivities • Skin issues • Asthma • Inability to lose weight • Infertility • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) • Depression • Headaches • Poor memory and concentration Toxins can come from a number of sources including: pesticides in food, alcohol, poor air quality, parabens found in creams and make-up to name just a few. Before embarking on a detox programme – especially those quick fix ones – it’s always a good idea to contact your healthcare practitioner. They’ll advise you on the best way of detoxing your body, for if you do it too quickly, you could release too many toxins in a short period of time, which can also be harmful to the body. However, for a gentler approach to detoxification, we can make subtle changes to our


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diets which are easy to incorporate into our daily routines. Such changes include: 1. Increase the intake of dark green leafy and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, rocket, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale, turnip – they contain beneficial substances which support liver detoxification processes. 2. Eat more fresh or frozen berries such blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries which are rich in antioxidants. 3. Drink more water as it’s needed to flush out toxins – aim for 6-8 glasses a day. 4. Increase fibre intake to 30grams a day to optimise toxin elimination. 5. Include a variety of spices in cooking such as rosemary, coriander and turmeric. 6. Reduce the amount of processed foods, ready meals and foods high in sugar eaten. These have been linked to chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes which harm the organs that play an important role in the detoxification processes. 7. Cut down on alcohol and cigarettes as they are especially damaging to the liver and lungs, our detoxification organs. The above should all help the body with its dayto-day detoxification processes, and let’s not forget that regular exercise and good quality sleep will also help the body to detoxify. In addition, there are also a number of natural supplements that can be taken to support detoxification, but you should always ask your nutritional therapist before taking these. By making a few simple changes to the way we eat, we can all help our bodies to remove toxins and feel better in 2020.

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f you are feeling more drab than fab, why not take steps to feel your best in 2020! Have you heard the saying ‘confidence is the best outfit, rock it and own it? You really can wear ANY clothing and accessory if you have CONFIDENCE, and a little know-how! If we don’t feel confident, it’s hard to pretend, leading us to make ‘safe’ choices! Start the new year with a wardrobe declutter. Hold the clothes you wear near your face, under your chin and check in good light whether they make your skin look radiant or tired and dull. Donate the latter! Then turn all your coat hangers one way, and as you wear each item, turn them the other way. After 6 months, reassess the ones left hanging the original way. When clothes shopping, take a list and allow

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orsham Table Tennis Club in conjunction with Horsham District Council is geared up to offer more opportunities to cater for players of all types and levels in 2020. The New Year will see the introduction of a new one-to-one coaching service to help fasttrack improvement. The details for this and other coaching session opportunities can be viewed in the ‘Programme’ section of Additionally, a new starter course TTKidz, is also set to begin in early February and will be run out of the club’s satellite venue at Collyer’s on Friday nights. So parents, if you have a boy or girl eager to get an appropriately pitched and fun grounding in a fantastic and often underestimated sport get him/her signed up at TTKidz is an entry route for youngsters into a more widely growing junior coaching and competition offer. Other sessions for older and more established youngsters are running on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Greenway Academy based table tennis group has grown its coach and volunteer ranks significantly over the last 12 months having received great support from Table Tennis England and Horsham District Council, and its expanded team is looking to make further progress in engaging more players to one of the most accessible sports available. Over October and November the club was one of the first to run the new governing body promoted TTKidz eight-week programme, aimed at engaging 6-11 year olds. Some 28 youngsters took up the initiative, making for the biggest initial programme in the whole country. No bigger expression of progress can be seen than the club fielding nine National Cadet League under 15 teams and four teams entering the under 18 National Junior League, running at


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Sussex University, Brighton. The club’s matchplay nights on Friday evenings at Collyer’s College continue to offer an excellent opportunity for players of all ages and abilities to compete informally in a large facility that allows lots of players to play lots of matches. On the adult front, the club continues to be proactive with the ladies (14 years plus) coaching programme attracting a strong following. Sessions will re-start at Collyer’s College on 10 January. An inter-business competition is being planned to run in February to raise funds for local charity Set4Success, which supports talented young sportspeople to achieve their dreams. Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture Cllr Jonathan Chowen commented: “There’s a place for everyone in Horsham Table Tennis Club, so as a new decade opens why not give table tennis a go?” Please mention HORSHAM PAGES South when responding to adverts


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ommunity and environmental aviation group, CAGNE, is sending a strong message to the newly elected Members of Parliament, along with local residents: Write to the Secretary of State for Transport and demand that the growth proposed by Gatwick Airport from the main runway is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008 examinationas it will add approximately 55,000 extra flights a year - 340,000 aircraft movements by 2033 with 61m passengers added to the meagre infrastructure. A suggested letter can be found at “The Gatwick Airport management plans for significant expansion from the main runway is simply unsustainable growth for the planet and us all,” said the CAGNE committee. “It is fundamentally wrong that a commercial organisation can propose to place such a burden on us all without full parliamentary or even public inspection”. At the start of 2020 residents are asked to write to the Secretary of State for Transport (Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport, Greater Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 4DR/, copy in their local Member of Parliament (see below), to demand transparency by the growth plans being part of NSIP enquiry. The Secretary of State for Transport is the official that has the power to ensure this main runway growth is fully examined on the grounds of climate emergency, lack of road and rail access, decline in air quality, lack of affordable housing, healthcare, schools, amenities and significant increase in aircraft noise. Unless residents act this growth will not have the full parliamentary scrutiny or even your scrutiny as it is in keeping with government


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policy, ‘to make best use of current facilities’, so Gatwick looks to grow without any restrictions or consultation. CAGNE has raised with local authorities that this proposed growth should be called in due to the huge burden on surrounding areas and lack of consideration to the impact on the planet; many local authorities having declared a climate emergency but feel powerless against such a commercial organisation as Gatwick. The prime issues surrounding Gatwick’s growth plans: • Growth from the main runway will not be part of the Development Consent Order (DCO) unlike the emergency runway • We believe an increase in aircraft movements will be predominantly from the main runway and with emergency runway, once reconstructed as a new runway, bringing 390,000 ATMs a year with 74m passengers, nearly 40% increase; • Lack of any funding to meet the huge increases in migrating workers into areas currently with low unemployment; lack of affordable housing; lack of healthcare, school provision and amenities; • And a significant increase in noise for all as any reduction with new technology will be lost due to the substantial increase in aircraft movements as with CO2 reduction - Gatwick takes its carbon growth in isolation and only up to 3,000ft. This is only part of the Gatwick growth plan as the management are also perusing to use the emergency runway to north of the main runway as a second runway and are misleading residents that it can be used in conjunction with the main runway currently, this is not true as it would be unsafe so the emergency runway will have to be re-built. CAGNE feel this is therefore constructing a new runway and not in keeping with Government policy as detailed above and so is a falsehood.

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eonardslee Lakes and Gardens at Horsham in West Sussex won the Beautiful South New Tourism Award at a ceremony at The Grand Brighton hotel on December 10th 2019, hosted by travel journalist and broadcaster Simon Calder. Adam Streeter, General Manager of Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens says:“We are delighted to win the Award for Excellence 2019. It confirms the superb work by our team at Leonardslee in ensuring our visitors a unique and exceptional experience each time they visit. “Leonardslee has been the largest UK garden restoration project in nearly 30 years, to create probably the finest woodland gardens in England. We have developed a full calendar of entertainment year-round too - including the Illuminated garden events we are launching now in December. The gardens will look spectacular when lit up at night. “Our team will continue to ensure that Leonardslee is a great place to visit and that its special wildlife and plant collections are protected and nurtured for this and future generations." Set in a valley, the gardens offer visitors a variety of scenic walks, with seven interlaced lakes, woodlands and parkland. There is an acclaimed Pulham rock garden built in 1890, a deer park and a colony of wallabies wandering the estate. The 240 acre estate features outstanding plant displays in every season. Plants were collected from all over the world since the early 1800s. The collection is exceptional in its diversity and maturity, with several rare ‘champion’ trees, threatened in their natural habitat. The gardens offer a protected ecosystem for rare wildlife. This includes Emperor Dragonflies and Damselflies, White Admiral and Purple Hairstreak butterflies and migratory and native birds - Kites, Great Tits, Tree Creepers, Nuthatches, Woodpeckers and Nightingales. Visitors can see a unique dolls house exhibition that depicts the Edwardian era estate and


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Left to right: Max Lawrence, Hospitality Assured, Adam and Beth Streeter, Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, and Simon Calder, travel journalist.

neighbouring villages at 1:12 scale. They can then enjoy a classic afternoon tea in the Grade II Listed mansion house and dine in Restaurant Interlude, which offers a multi-course tasting menu under award-winning chef Jean Delport.

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or me February is where the gardening year begins...twice!

First - Reaping last year’s rewards: If you were industrious in the autumn, you could now be benefiting from a lovely display of snowdrops (Gallanthus) and Irises. My favourite snowdrops are G ‘Atkinsii’, which are tall with long, graceful flowers and G. nivalis ‘Viridapicis’ with sweet, green tipped flowers. It’s said they’re best planted ‘in the green’ in Spring but I’ve had lots of success with packaged bulbs planted in the autumn so they’re definitely worth trying. As for irises, the deep blue Iris ‘Joyce’ is hard to beat especially on my poor, free draining soil. I planted a witch hazel as soon as we moved into our present house; Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’. I can’t live without fragrance in my garden and at this bare, drab time of year the wonderfully scented pale-yellow flowers lift my spirits. I discovered we’d inherited an evergreen Clematis (C. armandii). I’d never grown it before but it’s worth seeking out. It needs a warm wall or fence and well-drained soil then rewards you by being frost-hardy and producing lovely creamy, scented flowers at this time of year.

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Second - Planning this year’s display Perhaps you didn’t manage to plan ahead last year. But don’t panic; the beauty of gardening is that the seasons keep rolling round so make sure you use February to ensure your summer display is top notch. February is definitely the month to start sowing seeds. Fill pots or seed trays with seed compost then firm and level the surface. Sprinkle seeds on to the surface of the compost then cover with a layer of fine grit. Water well with a fine spray. Cover with clear plastic (a polythene bag will do nicely) and remove it once the seeds germinate. Learn from my mistake one year and don’t forget to label the pots! To advertise call 01403 588618 or visit HORSHAM PAGES South

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CROWDFUNDING FOR PROJECTS The window is now open for community groups to put forward new initiatives and projects they would like to receive funding for from West Sussex Crowd


crowdfunding programme launched in May 2018 has seen more than 100 community-led projects in West Sussex hit their target and the window is now open until Thursday 13 February for community groups to put forward new initiatives and projects they would like to receive funding for. The West Sussex Crowd, run in partnership by West Sussex County Council and civic crowdfunding website d, invites communities to come together and propose ideas to regenerate their local areas. Since its launch, more than 2,800 local people, businesses, district/borough and town/parish councils have backed projects across the county, collectively raising over £750,000 and showing the strength of community buy-in for their ideas. Duncan Crow, Cabinet Member for Fire & Rescue and Communities, said: “This grant funding is all about supporting community projects, strengthening communities and our councillors working with their communities to help generate support for key projects. “We are thrilled that 107 successful projects have hit their target with many more on the way. These diverse and extraordinary projects will strengthen local places and make West Sussex an even greater place to live, work and enjoy.” Alongside money raised by outside donations through the West Sussex Crowd, the county council can also pledge to crowdfunding campaigns for projects which will have real impact in their local area. Typically, pledges range from £1000 - £5000. Previous projects Please mention HORSHAM PAGES South when responding to adverts

which have received funding include: Friends of Downsbrook Forest School raised over £12,000, including a £6,000 county council pledge, from 51 backers to develop a community cabin to allow more people to engage with nature. The Apuldram Centre near Chichester raised over £10,000, of which £2,500 was pledged by the county council, from 75 backers for a new transit van so they can support more adults with learning disabilities to participate in real life work experience. Grandads Front Room in Bognor Regis raised over £9,000, including a county council pledge of £2,053, from 123 backers for a new allotment space, equipment and tools, bringing more local people together. Chris Gourlay, Founder and CEO of Spacehive, said: “Spacehive are delighted to be working in partnership with West Sussex County Council on this exciting initiative which has already inspired hundreds of people and groups from West Sussex to engage in transforming local places. “Our shared mission is to empower as many people as possible to shape their local area. We believe that if we can achieve that, people will feel a stronger sense of local belonging, and that the places we create together will better serve the needs and aspirations of local people.” Visit to see the campaigns currently live and make a pledge. If you’re a community group who wants to find out more about this round of crowdfunding, Spacehive will be running free workshops on 15 January at Worthing and Haywards Heath to help guide interested parties through the process and people can register for a workshop via email FEB/MAR 2020


A FLOCK OF SPARROWS Celebrating the art of Dr Geoffrey Sparrow


true Edwardian, Dr Geoffrey Sparrow came to

An account of his experiences was published in a book

Horsham 100 years ago after serving with

he co-wrote -‘On Four Fronts with the Royal Naval

distinction in the First World War. For the next

Division’. The book is noted not only for its accuracy

fifty years, he portrayed the countryside and town,

and descriptive accounts of warfare, but also for his

illustrating the scenes of everyday life with wit and

illustrations. In 1919 he moved to Horsham where he

charm, revealing a master of the caricature, be it man

joined a local medical practice.

or beast. Now marking fifty years since his death,

Dr Sparrow lived for three things – hunting, art and

Horsham Museum and Art Gallery is hosting a “Flock

medicine. It was not the ‘kill’ but the camaraderie of

of Sparrows”, a major retrospective of a comic genius.

the hunt that he enjoyed, which so obviously comes

A doctor who could write “Harley Street is an address

out in the pictures on display. Some people today

not a medical qualification”, illustrate the chaos of

might suggest these pictures glorify hunting. What

1950s West Street with echoes of Hogarth and

they glorify is not the actual killing of animals but the

Rowlandson, the horse out-foxing the rider and be

horse, hound and sportsman working together within

awarded the Military Cross in both World War I and

the Sussex landscape.

World War II, whilst serving the community, is worthy

A Flock of Sparrows is the culmination of Horsham

of celebration. This exhibition focuses on his artistic

Museum and Art Gallery’s contribution to Horsham


District’s Year of Culture. Over the year, the Museum

Dr Geoffrey Sparrow was born on13th July 1887

has celebrated the artistic creativity and heritage of

without any public ceremony or celebration. He grew

the District and this exhibition blends the two

up in a Devonshire home surrounded by sporting

elements together, to portray a culture out of which

books, prints and illustrations. He went into medicine

we still see echoes today, but is changing as new

as it was one of the professions, which in those days,

artists explore the culture with fresh eyes.

was counted as just about acceptable next to army,

The Flock will be nesting at the Museum on 21st

law or the church. (All of the latter he had strong

December, and flying away on 7th March 2020.

opinions about).

Horsham Museum is open 10-5pm Monday-Saturday,

After studying medicine at Cambridge and Barts, he served as a doctor in the Great War with distinction.


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illais School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is presenting their 5th Preloved Prom Dress Sale in February. The sale offers the opportunity to buy and sell Prom Dresses and Accessories at reduced prices, to meet a growing need for alternatives to full price items. Fran Northern of the PTA explains: ‘Our Preloved Prom Sale is a special event that offers girls an affordable means of buying prom dresses and associated accessories. The Sale is gaining in popularity each year, with the quality of the dresses being of a very high standard. We are delighted that Southwater-based Company, Prom Boutique, will be attending the event for the 2nd year running, with a selection of sample dresses at much discounted price’. Millais PTA is encouraging former students and other residents of the area to get involved by ordering a Sellers Pack and bringing along their prom items for the PTA to try and sell on their behalf. If an item is sold, the seller will receive the majority of the sale price with a donation of 20% going to towards the PTA fundraising for Millais School. Potential buyers are able to view and try Please mention HORSHAM PAGES South when responding to adverts

on the dresses, make a purchase and take away their dress on the day. Fran comments further, ‘The PTA hopes that the sale will give students the chance to purchase their prom essentials at a more affordable price as well as give those selling their prom dresses and accessories access to a captive audience.’ The Preloved Prom Sale will take place at Millais School on Saturday 8th February 2020 between 11.30am & 3.00pm. Anyone interested in selling their Prom dress should contact Millais PTA for more information on 07999 934132 or email General enquiries can also be sent to



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orsham District Council is a lead member of the district’s Safe and Well Partnership and in order to plan and implement key priorities, the council needs to engage with residents across the district to gather your views on crime and disorder. To this end, a short survey has been created, which should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Topics in the survey include: • how safe you feel • whether you have been a victim of a crime • what you feel are the main causes of crime • what you feel the Safe and Well Partnership should be focusing on


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Your answers will enable the Partnership to respond to your concerns by prioritising the key areas identified by you, as residents. The online survey will be live from Monday 6th January and can be found at If you would prefer a paper version, please email or call 01403 215173. The deadline is Sunday 16th February and all completed surveys will be entered into a prize draw for a £100 gift card that can be spent in local shops. The survey is anonymous but if you would like to be entered into the prize draw, you will need to leave either a phone number or email address so you can be contacted.

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o follow the successful autumn concert series Horsham Music Circle presents more live music performances for the Spring of 2020. They feature some of the many talented musicians from Horsham and the surrounding area. The conductor, composer and educator Steve Dummer, known to many as conductor of the Horsham Symphony Orchestra, appears in his other role as clarinettist to present an evening of music for the instrument with pianist Yoko Ono on Saturday 15th February at Causeway Barn 7.30pm. Steve’s introductions are always an education so he will guide us through a programme, including works by Rodney Bennett, Finzi, Poulenc and Horovitz, with his usual enthusiastic presentation.

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Horsham’s Parish Church choirs join with the talented young percussionist Toril AzzaliniMachecler, percussion finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition 2018, and soprano Helen Whittington (pictured right), to present an evening of musical delights on Saturday 7th March in St Mary’s Parish Church 7.30pm. Helen has performed throughout the UK in opera, Cabaret, Oratorio and Church music, and is the resident soprano with the opera gala trio ‘Aspects of Opera’. Toril, who is from Horsham, competes again in this year’s BBC competition and performs some of his chosen pieces in advance of the Young Musician appearance. In addition Gerald Taylor FRCO has been creating another series of his popular free lunchtime Organ Recitals at the Unitarian Church 1pm starting on Tuesday, 11th February with ‘B for Baroque with Buxtehude, Bruhns, Böhm, Bach’, two further recitals will be on 17th March and 21st April. Entry is free with retiring collections to support the Music Circle’s concert promotions. All are welcome and tickets can be obtained from HMC on 01403 252602, from Horsham Museum one month before concert, on line from, and on the door. FEB/MAR 2020





he Friends of Horsham Museum & Art Gallery have recently launched a new fundraising scheme, Adopt an Artefact, asking you to support Horsham Museum in their endeavour to maintain a crucial cultural and historical centre for the present and future generations of Horsham and its District. Please help Horsham Museum & Art Gallery to care for its unique collection by adopting one of our chosen artefacts for a year - for yourself, or as an unusual gift. There are 30 museum exhibits to adopt at the standard rate of £25 for adults or £10 for children. Full details of the artefacts available and the adoption process can be found on the museum website Artefacts include a suit of armour, Attwater’s Cricket stumps, bat and ball, Willoth the dragon (top right), Pentacycle or even John Haigh’s comb (above). You will receive an Adoption Certificate and your name in the gallery where the object is located unless you wish to remain anonymous! The money raised through this scheme helps finance vital projects within the museum, such as the conservation of the museum’s collections, supporting the very popular and free children’s Art Zone as well as enabling new projects to be undertaken for the benefit of our community and for the purchase of important objects.


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hy core exercises are important. We know that getting fit is important for a healthy life. Often, we equate fitness with running, cycling, walking or some other form of exercise. But there's one aspect of fitness that is almost always overlooked; our core muscles. Whenever I talk about building muscle everyone pictures someone at a weight bench pumping iron until their biceps bulge out of their shirts. But strengthening and toning your muscles can be much more subtle. And even a small amount of work on your core strength can dramatically improve your overall fitness and wellbeing. What Are Your Core Muscles? Your core muscles form a ring around the middle of your body. Most people think of the six pack muscles in the abdomen, but the core includes a range of muscles in your sides and back as well. Their job is to keep the top and bottom halves of your body connected together whilst allowing them to move independently. They form a strong foundation that the majority of your other muscles depend upon when you move your body. When Do I Use My Core Muscles? Practically every movement you make and every position you put your body into involves your core muscles. They are really important. Bending over to pick something up, twisting to look behind you and sitting up in bed are more obvious moments your core is activated. But running, walking, sitting in a chair and even standing still all rely on core strength. Without it the top half of your body would simply flop over. What Are the Benefits of Core Strength? Building a strong core provides a firm and flexible support for every activity your body performs. The stability provided gives you better balance and better posture which in turn helps prevent falls and injuries in your day-to-day life. The support from your core muscles takes the

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strain away from your skeleton and helps hold it in place alleviating some forms of back pain, stiffness and soreness when you move your body. Any time you move whether it's for exercise or doing the housework or gardening, a strong core will help you perform better and reduce muscle fatigue in the other parts of your body by giving them a firm base to attach to. How Can I Build My Core Strength? One of the best things about core strength is that you don't need a gym or expensive equipment to improve it. There are lots of exercises you can do at home. Make sure you seek medical advice before attempting any new exercise regime. Most people think of sit ups as the prime core exercise. I advise people not to do sit ups as they are not particularly effective and the continual flexing of the base of your spine can lead to lower back injuries. My top tips are planks, leg raises and mountain climbers. If you're not sure what these are have a chat with your local personal trainer or gym instructor, or search on YouTube for easy-tofollow tutorials. Take your core strength seriously and it will improve every aspect of your fitness as well as provide the central support essential for your body. By Robert Grant FEB/MAR 2020



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mi^`bp=lc=tlopefmL=obifdflrp lod^kfp^qflkp `Üêáëíá~å=pÅáÉåÅÉ=`ÜìêÅÜ=C=oÉ~ÇáåÖ=oççã Sunday Service including Sunday School 11am – 12 noon and Wednesday meetings from 7.30pm. eçäó=qêáåáíó=`ÜìêÅÜ=eçêëÜ~ã Rushams Road, Horsham, RH12 2NT Meet every Sunday at 8.00am and every third Sunday at 9.30am and 11.00am and all other Sundays at 10.00am Contact: 01403 265401 eçêëÜ~ã=fåíÉêÑ~áíÜ=cçêìã Faith & No Faith Group - normally meet once last Saturday of the month @ 2.00 for interesting talks & discussion. Do look on Facebook or Web site for latest news. Contact Secretary on 01403 273479. eçêëÜ~ã=råáí~êá~å=`ÜìêÅÜ Worthing Road (opposite the bus station) A place of worship where members and visitors are encouraged to explore the spiritual aspects of their lives free from the pressure of prescriptive creeds. Services every Sunday at 10.30am Meditation Friday and Saturdays (see website for details) Contact: 01403 256788 qÜÉ=p~äî~íáçå=^êãó Booth Way, Horsham, RH13 5PZ Sundays at 10.30am, 1st Sunday at 6pm, Kids Alive & Creche from 11.15am, Youth Matters 10am. Plus many other events in the week Contact: 01403 254624 iáÑÉëéêáåÖ Meets at The Capitol Theatre, North Street, Horsham, RH12 1RG 10.30am with youth and children’s activities every Sunday. Contact 01403 254241. pí=gçÜåÛëI=_êç~ÇÄêáÇÖÉ=eÉ~íÜ Church Road, Broadbridge Heath 9.00am Formal Worship with Holy Communion, traditional prayers and hymns, and relevant bible teaching. 10.30am Informal Worship with contemporary songs, relevant bible teaching and a


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full range of children’s activities. Contact: iáÑÉ=`çããìåáíó=_~éíáëí=`ÜìêÅÜ= Sunday Service, every Sunday 10.30am to 12 Place: Business Enterprise Centre, Forest Community School. Comptons Lane, Horsham RH13 5NW Tea & Chat second Friday of every month 2.30 to 4.00 pm at Phoenix Club, Forest Community School Contact: Rev Pete Dibdin 01403 217204 _êáÖÜíçå=oç~Ç=_~éíáëí=`ÜìêÅÜ 7 Brighton Road, Horsham RH13 5BD Meet every Sunday 10.30am (including Sunday clubs for young people & children and creche) & 6.30pm. Contact: 01403 211150 eçêëÜ~ã=råáíÉÇ=oÉÑçêãÉÇ=`ÜìêÅÜ=ïáíÜ päáåÑçäÇ Meet every Sunday 10.30am at Horsham (Springfield Road) Meet every Sunday 6.30pm at Slinfold (The Street) Coffee and Tea after the services `Üêáëíá~å=iáÑÉ=`ÉåíêÉ Sundays 10.30 at Greenway Acadamy, Greenway, Horsham, RH12 2JS Contact: 01403 242335 `Üêáëíá~å=iáÑÉ We meet at Greenway Academy on Sundays at 10.30. Office address 51a East Street, Horsham RH12 1HR Contact: 01403 242335. cçê=cÉääçïëÜáé= 3rd Sunday from September to March 2.154.30pm, St Leonard’s Church Hall, Cambridge Road, Horsham, RH12 3QW Contact Margaret 01403 210733 or Sue 01403 255600 içåÇçå=oç~Ç=jÉíÜçÇáëí=`ÜìêÅÜ Every Sunday worship: 10:30 am 2nd & 4th Sunday worship: 9:00 am Messy Church: 3rd Thursday of a month 3:30 pm –all ages JIGSAW: 3rd Sunday of a month - 6-16 yrs

Ladies Wednesday Club: 1st & 3rd Wed 7:30 pm Wed Lunch Club: 2nd & 4th Wednesday 1pm Toddler Group: Wednesday 10am (term time) Prayer partners: every Saturday 9:15 am (Except 1st Saturday, meeting at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church Roffey) Church remains open for personal reflection and prayers weekdays: 10am -12 noon Minister: Rev Gavin Hancocks Place: 41, London Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1AN Contact: Church office 01403 240714 qê~Ñ~äÖ~ê=oç~Ç=_~éíáëí=`ÜìêÅÜ Trafalgar Road, Horsham, RH12 2QL Sunday service is at 10:30am every week, including activities for children and young people. Refreshments served after the service. Contact: 01403 240729, pí=gçÜå=íÜÉ=bî~åÖÉäáëí=oçã~å=`~íÜçäáÅ=`ÜìêÅÜ Springfield Road Horsham RH12 2PJ Mass times - Saturday 6pm Sunday 9.15am, 11.15am Sunday 1pm (Polish) Sunday 5pm (Italian) Sunday 2.30pm- every 3rd Sunday (Malayalam) Every 1st Saturday of the month 1.30pm (signed for the deaf community) Weekday Masses - Daily 10am except Thursday, Wednesday 1pm (Polish) and every 1st Friday of the month Confessions & Adoration Friday 10.30am, Saturday 10.30am Confessions also by appointment with the Parish Priest - Fr Aaron Spinelli Fr Alban Aguezeala Deacon - Tom Murray Contact: 01403 253667 or for Sacraments and other information. United in Christ Christian Fellowship UICCF provides the opportunity to pray and come to Jesus Christ through prayer meetings. Come and join us on the first Saturday of the month at 4.30pm. We meet at London Road Methodist Church, Horsham RH12 1AN. Contact Waseem Haq on 0780 9114966 Email

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clo=pj^ii=`efiaobk _ìãÄäÉë=mêÉJpÅÜççä= Place: Hills Farm Lane, Horsham Contact: 756196 hççâ~Äìêê~=mä~óÖêçìéI Place: Hills Farm Lane, Blackbridge Lane, Horsham. Meet Monday to Friday between 8.30am – 1.30pm Contact: 01403 269548 píK=j~êóDë=mêÉJpÅÜççäI=eçêëÜ~ã mä~ÅÉW=aÉååÉ=oç~ÇI=eçêëÜ~ã Morning sessions 8.30am - 11.30am Afternoon and forest school sessions available for older children Contact: 01403 250223 `Ü~ííJ~J_çñ=dêçìé Thursdays/Fridays 10am - 11.30am Place: The Salvation Army, Booth Way, Horsham Contact: 01403 254624 iáííäÉ=cççíéêáåíë= A parent, baby and toddler group Friday mornings (term-time only) 10am - 11.30am Place: The Barn, Causeway, Horsham Contact: 01403 253762 _o_`=mä~óëÅÜççä Mon - Fri 9.15am - 12.15pm (Term time only). For children from age 2 1/2. Place: Brighton Road Baptist Church e~ééó=cáëÜ=qçÇÇäÉê=dêçìé Meet at 10-11.30 Wednesday term times at 51a East Street, Horsham RH12 1HR. Contact: 01403 242335.

Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays. Place: Higgins Way, Bennetts Field Off Brighton Road, Horsham RH13 5JZ Contact: 01403 750504

Kids 4+ Forest School gym Wednesdays 19:00-20:30 Kids 11+ Forest School Training for all ages/abilities - great for fitness, flexibility, self defence and making friends / Contact 07979 195714


eçêëÜ~ã=q~ÄäÉ=qÉååáë=`äìÄ New members always welcome. First session free. Place: Greenway Academy, Greenway, RH12 2JS Contact: Laurence Barber: 07506 449958

eçêëÜ~ã=_çïäáåÖ=`äìÄI= Place: Tythe Barn, Pondtail Road New members always welcome. Contact: 01403 265730 or 01403 242616 eçêëÜ~ã=`êáÅâÉí=C=péçêíë=`äìÄI= Place: Cricketfield Road, Horsham, RH12 1TE. Contact: 01403 254628 eçêëÜ~ã=`ê~ïäÉó=`q` Horsham and Crawley CTC run social rides for all standards of cyclist on Sunday mornings. New cyclists of all abilities always welcome. Contact: eçêëÜ~ã=m~êâ=_çïäë=`äìÄë= Place: Bowls Green, Horsham Park, North St, Horsham, RH12 1RN Pop into the club at any time. Bowls played until the end of September. Contact: Secretary David Peters 01403 266170 eçêëÜ~ã=aáëíêáÅí=fåÇççê=_çïäë=`äìÄ Place: Wickhurst Lane, Broadbridge Heath (opposite Tesco). New members always welcome Contact: 01403 268346 or email:

máí=píçé A group for parents, carers, babies and toddlers. Play time, crafts, refreshments, and singing. Tuesday mornings from 10am until 11:30am on a first come first served basis (Term time only, excluding the first and last Tuesday of each term). Place: Trafalgar Road Baptist Church, Trafalgar Road, Horsham, RH12 2QL Contact: 01403 240729

cçêÉëí=pÜçêí=j~í=_çïäë=`äìÄ A good indoor activity. Your first two sessions are free and you get tea and biscuits Equipment will be supplied, so please come and have a go. Tuesdays 1pm; Thursdays 10.30am Place: Meet at St. Leonards Church Hall, Cambridge Road, Horsham Contact: Anne on 01403 275903 and Wendy on 01403 268537.

eçêëÜ~ã=jçåíÉëëçêá=kìêëÉêó A nursery for 2-5 year olds, open from 8am to 5pm in term-time. Holiday Club for 2-7 year olds during

eçêëÜ~ã=pÜ~çäáå=km`=hìåÖ=cì Mondays 19:00-20:30 Adults 11+ Tanbridge School canteen Wednesdays 18:00-19:00

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vlrqe=C=`ljjrkfqv=dolrmp eçêëÜ~ã=_É~îÉêëI=`ìÄë=C=pÅçìíë== Monday 4.30pm(B) 5.45pm(C) 7.30pm(S) Toddlers Group: Tuesday 10.00am -12 noon Coffee Mates: Wednesday 10.00am -12 noon Contact: 01403 210362 Kids Alive Fridays, 5-6.30pm. Years R-6 The Salvation Army, Booth Way, Horsham Contact: 01403 254624 vçìíÜ=`ÉåíêÉ=~í=qÜÉ=kÉÉÇäÉë New members always welcome. Contact: Liz Kerim on 01403 263832 for more information. eçêëÜ~ã=eçÅâÉó=`liqp Train every Sunday morning. New members welcome. Ages 5yrs - 18yrs Contact: Sue Chinn 01403 270065 eçêëÜ~ã=_äìÉÄÉääÉë=_~íçå=qïáêäÉêë Girls and boys from the age of 4 years are welcome to join us. First lesson free. Place: Meet Forest School every Friday 6 - 8pm under 8s. 6 - 8.30pm over 8s. Contact: Carol Wray 01403 264662 or e-mail: gìåáçê=fã~ÖÉ=J Youth Club for school years 4 to 6. Thursday 6.00pm - 7.00pm Image - Youth club for school years 7 & 8. Thursday 7.15pm - 8.15pm Place: Brighton Road Baptist Church Contact: 01403 211150 o~áåÄçïëI=_êçïåáÉë=~åÇ=dìáÇÉë= There are many units throughout Horsham, various days, venues and times. Please add your daughter’s details to the Girlguiding website –

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53 and use the register your interest tab. eçêëÜ~ã=pÉ~=`~ÇÉíë Juniors (age 10-11 yrs) meet once a week on Monday 19:00-21:00. Seniors (12-18 yrs) meet twice a week on Mondays and Wednesday 19:0021:00. We meet at Edwin Hall behind the Capitol Theatre. qÜÉ=eìÄ A youth club on Friday night during term time from 7:30pm – 9pm for all those in school years 710. We have something different each week, ranging from cooking to games to outings. See our website for the coming half term. Contact: 01403 240729 eçêëÜ~ã=e~ïâë=_~ëâÉíÄ~ää=`äìÄ Ages 6-18 New members always welcome Contact: cllq_^ii=`ir_p eçêëÜ~ã=pé~êêçïë=cççíÄ~ää=`äìÄ Girls and boys teams, new team members always welcome Contact: Simon King 07544 683677 eçêëÜ~ã=qáÖÉêë=vçìíÜ=cççíÄ~ää=`äìÄ= Contact: Kevin Bartlett, Club Secretary eçêëÜ~ã=läóãéáÅ=cççíÄ~ää=`äìÄ Two men’s football teams play in the West Sussex League. The Club is currently recruiting new players for both teams. Regular training sessions throughout the football season and during the close season in the summer months. Contact: Tim Wilkins on 07905 542821 or email clo=^ii qÜÉ=eçéÉ=få=`çããìåáíó=pÉêîáÅÉë Thursday, 6pm, Crisis food parcels, wet room, refreshments, chat (& at other times by appointment) Place: The Salvation Army, Booth Way, Horsham Contact: 01403 254624 oÉä~íÉ Place: Denne Road, Horsham. Counselling for singles, couples, families and teenagers


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Mon - Fri 9.30am - 1pm Mon - Thurs 6pm - 9pm Contact: 01403 266454 eçêëÜ~ã=jçÇÉä=o~áäï~ó=`äìÄ We are a welcoming group and membership is open to anyone, beginner or experienced, interested in building and running model railways or just talking trains. Place: Meeting from 7pm every Wednesday at St Leonards Church Hall, Cambridge Road, Horsham, RH13 5ED Contact: Phone 01403 266639 Horsham and District Sands Offers support to anyone affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth. Group Support meetings are informal with coffee, tea and tissues on hand. Place: The first Tuesday of every month, 7pm9pm at the Salvation Army, Booth Way, Horsham. Contact: Support Line No: 07596 210230 jáÇ pìëëÉñ=`~äÉÇçåá~å=pçÅáÉíó Events are organised throughout the year including St Andrews Night Supper, Burns evening, Walk and tea, Golf day and Summer party at different venues. Membership open to all. Contact: 01403 252694

Wednesday of the month* Contact: or 01403 269911. twitter @HorshamAstro tKfK kçêã~åÇó=tf Place: United Reformed Church Hall, Springfield Road, Horsham RH12 2RG on the 3rd Thursday of each month except August from 10am to 12.15pm. Contact: Linda Mapp 01403 241709 Broadbridge Heath WI Place: St. John’s Community Hall, Church Road, Broadbridge Heath RH12 3LD (free parking) meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for guest speakers and activities - 2.30 to 4.00 p.m. Contact: Gill on 01403 266525 email: or Pauline on 01403 211704 email: _êç~ÇÄêáÇÖÉ=eÉ~íÜ=tf Place: St. John’s Community Hall, Church Road, Broadbridge Heath RH12 3LD (free parking) meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for guest speakers and activities - 2.30 to 4.00 p.m. Contact: Gill on 01403 266525 email: or Pauline on 01403 211704 email:

eçêëÜ~ã=dêÉÉå=dóã Not a Gym, but volunteers in Horsham,getting exercise and fresh air while improving the local environment. Tues & Thurs mornings 10am -1pm. Free membership. Contact: Tel 01403 269384 (David)

qê~Ñ~äÖ~ê=qêÉ~ëìêÉë=EeçêëÜ~ãF=tf Place: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Rushams Road, RH12 2NT When: 2nd Friday of every month, 19.45 - 21.30 Contact: Details: A range of ladies attend our WI, including lots of mum's to young children. We do a mixture of activities from learning the "traditional WI" skills, to interesting talks and everything in between.

i~ëí=táëÜÉë=tçêâëÜçéë Discover the many choices available when preplanning a funeral - you do not have to spend a fortune. Contact: Jean Francis on 01403 273754 for further details. Booking essential.

Cantatrice Voices Wednesday 1.15pm - 2.45pm school term time only. Friendly ladies choir singing all types of music. Rehearsals at St John’s Church, Broadbridge Heath, RH12 3LD. Cost - £38 per term Contact - Zoe Peate tel: 01903 812662.

eçêëÜ~ã=^ëíêçåçãó=dêçìé Astronomy for all levels of interest from the beginner to the aficionado. New members, guests and students are welcome. Talks cover many aspects of science and astronomy. Encouraging observation and education are amongst our aims. Place: Room HU2, The Forest School, Comptons Lane, Horsham RH13 5NT at 7:30pm. First

`ir_p=C=^ppl`f^qflkp RíÜLNMíÜ=eçêëÜ~ã=tÉ~äÇ=pÅçìíë Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers Place: Bennetts Field, Horsham Contact:

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eçêëÜ~ã=_~êÄÉêëÜçé=e~êãçåó=`äìÄ Meeting Monday evenings 8-10pm Place: Unitarian Church Hall, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL Contact: Ted Hornsby 01403 260853 Horsham Snooker Club 49a, The Carfax, Horsham, RH12 1EQ Contact : 01403 265294 eçêëÜ~ã=jÉÇá~íáçå=C=oÉáâá=`Ü~êáëã~íáÅ eÉ~äáåÖ=dêçìé Every 3rd Tuesday 12.30 to 1.30pm at Place: Unitarian Church Hall, Worthing Road, opp Bus Station. Contact: Carol 0771 722 1520 cêáÉåÇëÜáé=`äìÄ Friday Lunches & Friendship Club 1st and 3rd. 12.30-3pm. Pre Booking Essential Place: The Salvation Army, Booth Way, Horsham Contact: 01403 254624 ea`=t~äâë Every Tuesday, 12.00 noon: Denne Hill. Brisk 3 mile walk up Denne Hill (not suitable for new walkers).1 to 1 hours. Meet: The Bandstand, Horsham Park. Contact: Leader Carol 01403 263201 Every Wednesday, 10.30 am: Horsham Park Stroll. 1 mile flat walk around the Park. Very suitable for the elderly and people recovering from illness, operation or accident. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1 to 1 hours Meet: at the Bandstand, Carfax. Contact Leaders Emmy 01403 255517, Sue 01403 255710 or Wyn 01403 256630 Place: Every Friday, 10.30 am: St Mary’s Church, Causeway. Gentle 1 or 2 mile walks for slow or new walkers, mainly riverside and Chesworth Farm. Wheelchairs taken if advance notice provided. 1 hours. Contact: Leader Peter 01403 260783 eçêëÜ~ã=_êáÇÖÉ=`äìÄ Place: 22a East St, Horsham RH12 1HL New members and visitors always welcome. Afternoon and evening Bridge sessions available for all standards of players Contact 01403 254921 email eçêëÜ~ã=eçäáëíáÅ=eÉ~äíÜ Mind, Body and Spirit Group. Meetings at 7.30 pm on 3rd Tuesday of the month with different speaker each month. All welcome. Entry costs £7 payable on door (includes

refreshments). Place: Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham RH12 1SL. Contact: or 07857 545 678 eÉ~íÜÉêë=eçêëÜ~ã=`~åÅÉê=pìééçêí=dêçìé Offers emotional and practical support to anyone affected by cancer Meets 1st and 3rd Monday each month except Bank Holidays Unitarian Church Hall, opposite the Bus Station, Worthing Road Contact: Sue 01403 823858 or Yvonne 01293 512378 qÜÉ=^êíë=pçÅáÉíó=eçêëÜ~ã Place: Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Capitol Theatre Horsham at 10.45.a.m. Lectures are given by professional speakers on art related subjects. Contact: Membership Secretary Mrs Susan Stanforth - 01403 730336 eçêëÜ~ã=C=aáëíêáÅí=eçêíáÅìäíìê~ä=pçÅáÉíó A friendly gardening club which meets during the winter months from October to March. A varied programme each autumn usually with guest speakers. Also outings in the spring/summer months and flower/ produce/cookery/craft shows held too. Place: Meet at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Brighton Road, Horsham RH13 5BD at 7.30pm on alternate Tuesday evenings Contact: Membership Secretary: Carolyn Smith 01403 255253 eçêëÜ~ã=péÉ~âÉêë=`äìÄ== Improve your speaking skills in friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Meet second and last Tuesday of month 7.45-10.30pm Place: Tythe Barn Contact: Barry 01903 246546 eçêëÜ~ã=qïáååáåÖ=^ëëçÅá~íáçå Horsham Twinning Association aims to promote and foster friendship and understanding between the towns of Horsham in England, Lage in Germany and St. Maixent L’Ecole in France. The Association is run by volunteers and supports Horsham District Council’s links with its twin towns. The aim is to encourage visits to and from these interesting and welcoming places. Our links with these towns are strong and exchange visits are organized every year or so.

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New members are welcome and can enjoy social events throughout the year. Contact: Further details from Membership Secretary, Janet Saunders email Or call Peter Tobutt on 01403 260783. eçêëÜ~ã=k~íìê~ä=eáëíçêó=pçÅáÉíó New season of lectures about all aspects of wildlife starts with a talk on butterflies. Every Monday evening at 7.30 from the 25th September 2017. Visitors welcome. Place: Methodist Church Hall, London Road, Horsham - fÅÉÄêÉ~âÉêë=aáåáåÖ=`äìÄ A local dining club for the single over 40’s Every Friday at various locations Visit the website: or call Jacquie on 01403 273480 for more information. Horsham Photographic Society A mixture of competitions, speakers and members evenings and outings. We are a friendly bunch, so if you are interested in photography then come along and give us a try, you will be made welcome. We are open to anyone over the age of 18. We encourage potential new members to attend up to 3 meetings prior to making any commitment to join. Meets every second Wednesday from 8-10pm. Place: Salvation Army Hall, Depot Rd, Horsham RH13 5PZ. Parking is available and venue wheelchair accessible. Contact: Ian Nicol i~îáåá~=eçìëÉ=çîÉê=RMÛë=`äìÄ wide range of social activities, exercise classes, gardening club, café, hairdressing, chiropody, massage and beauty therapies, acupuncture and more. Transport available. Ask about our free trial day. contact: 01403 751 327 or email hubsandclubsadministrator@ j~êíäÉíë=i~ÅÉã~âÉêë= Meet on the second Saturday of alternative months at Lavinia House, Dukes Square, Horsham. We meet in January, March, May, July, September and November. We make lace on a pillow with bobbins, needle lace and tatted lace with a shuttle. Contact: Cathy 01403 274662. iìåÅÜÉçå=`äìÄ For senior citizens on the third Wednesday of the

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month (excluding August) Place: Trafalgar Road Baptist Church, Trafalgar Road, Horsham, RH12 2QL. Contact: 01403 240729

together with their partners Place: Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre on second Monday of each month Contact: Google website probuswealdhorsham for more information.

k~íáçå~ä=tçãÉåÛë=oÉÖáëíÉê We are a national organisation, but meet locally on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings of the month for lively discussion on a variety of topics. We also have a Book Group meeting on 1st Thursday evening of the month. Contact: Katharine Webbe 01403 262506

o^c^=pçÅá~ä=`äìÄ Club for everyone, not just ex air force, who supports the aims of the charity. Open Tue 1930-2300, Wed 1000-1200, Fri 20002300, Sat 2000-2300, Sun 1200-1400 Music evenings and other social functions, mainly weekends, approximately twice per month. Place: Needles Farm, Blackbridge Lane, RH12 1RS Contact: Club Tel: 01403 271800 Chairman Tel: 01403 264691

mÜçÉåáñ=píêçâÉ=`äìÄ Horsham Social club and support for stroke survivors. Contact: The Manager for further details - 01403 268130 or email mêçÄìë=`äìÄ=çÑ=eçêëÜ~ã=tÉ~äÇ Members comprise retired (and semi-retired) professional and business men who enjoy a wide range of activities such as outings, walks, lunches, golf, holidays, indoor bowls and many more,


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pÜçêí=j~í=_çïäëI=hÉÉé=cáíI=Craft Club Contact: The Salvation Army (01403 254624) for more information qÜÉ=dêçìé For unattached men and women, aged 50+ meets at a pub in Horsham on the 4th Monday

evening of every month. Eating out, quizzes, music, walking, golf, theatre, sports, art, holidays. Also in Burgess Hill, Brighton and Lewes. qÜÉ=kçêíÜ=pìëëÉñ=`ÉåíêÉ=çÑ=íÜÉ=k~íáçå~ä=qêìëí= The aim is to enable members to enjoy a varied programme of activities and provide opportunities to support the local National Trust properties through fundraising. Outings, holidays and social events are arranged. A newsletter is sent to members three times a year with details of events. Visitors are welcome at £5.00 per lecture and the annual fee is £15 for members. Place: Afternoon lectures are held at Wesley Hall, London Road, Horsham, RH12 1AN. Contact: Jeremy Balaam on 01403 730162 or

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HORSHAM TIME WELL SPENT EVENTS Thursday 20 February - Horsham Charity Pancake Races Annual event in half term week featuring business and charity teams of four, from around Horsham town. Competing for awards. Lots of costumes, lots of fun. Also Thursday market and charity stalls. Organised by The Rotary Club of Horsham. Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March Horsham Kinder Living Home Show Annual event offering advice and inspiration for anyone looking to repair, decorate or extend their homes in a more sustainable way. Held at Parkside Council Offices. Independently run, supported by Horsham District Council. 4 to 19 April – Easter Bunny Hunt An essential part of Horsham’s Easter, Town Centre businesses will host their annual ‘Bunny Hunt’ trail during the School Holidays. Accompanied preteenage children can visit a range of shops and draw ‘Find the Carrot’ cards to discover whether they have won a little treat and then find which Bunny is hiding in that shop. Organised by The Rotary Club of Horsham. Good Friday 10 April – One Good Friday Horsham Horsham’s Passion Play will be part of a national programme of performances of the Wintershall play on Good Friday 2020. Two free 90 minute performances are planned that will tell the story of the life of Christ spanning from the Bishopric to the Carfax. Organised by Horsham Churches Together. These will be interspersed with a musical programme to be confirmed. An event that occurs annually over Whitsun weekend at Wiston House. Easter Monday 13 April – Horsham Sounds Focused on showcasing local musicians across multiple genres on up to 6 outdoor stages daytime and an as yet

unknown number and variety of indoor venues from 4pm. Organised by Horsham Sounds a consortium of community partners supported by Horsham District Council Horsham’s VE75 Weekend 8-10 May Bank Holiday Friday 8 May: VE Day Friday -– A one off event celebrating the joy in the community that war was over and with a theme of new beginnings. Period entertainment, costumes and food, simple community games and activities. Organised by Horsham District Council, QM Studios and partners tbc. Saturday 9 May: Broadwood Morris Day of Dance Kicking off the start of Horsham’s Great British Weekend on Saturday, will be the incredible Broadwood Morris Day of Dance; a riot of colour, music and dance featuring around 25 dance sides mostly from the local area. Sunday 10 May: Great British Sunday Sunday will be a Celebration of British traditions featuring a Concert in aid of Samaritans, organised by Horsham Folk Club and Horsham Samaritans, supported by Horsham District Council, plus stalls, traction engines, Medieval shows and parades. Sunday 24 May – Plum Jam Plum Jam is a free to attend Volkswagen show in the heart of Horsham town centre. If you dream of taking off into the sunset with just a campervan and a surfboard for company, if you appreciate the hard work, love and dedication it takes to restore a classic vehicle or if you just love a bit of nostalgia on a Sunday afternoon then you will love Plum Jam's classic Volkswagen show with cool vehicles placed throughout the town centre. Sunday 7 June Feria de Horsham Spanish Festival Inspired by Southern Spain’s traditional Spring fairs, Feria de Horsham is a

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resplendent celebration of Spanish cuisine and entertainment. Feria de Horsham recreates the scenes seen at many of Spain’s local Ferias. Spanish dancing workshops will proceed the weekend and there will be chances for everyone to get involved with the celebrations. This free festival is the perfect place for families and groups of all ages. Sunday 21 June – Carnivale Horsham – Caribbean and Latin American Festival Soak up the spirit of the Caribbean and Latin America in Horsham Town Centre. Experience themed Music and Dance Zones with conga’s connecting the two Street Food will feature exciting cuisines from across the area and showcase travel opportunities with Tourist Board Support organised by The Sussex Travel Company, supported by Horsham District Council and partners. Sunday 5 July – Funday Sunday and Horsham Children’s Parade Many local schools will be invited to participate in the second Horsham Children’s Parade which will start in the town in the morning and end at the beginning of the amazing Funday Sunday Community Day out organised by Rotary Club of Horsham and friends. Featuring live entertainment, stalls, community groups, Benson’s Funfair, sport demonstrations and much more. All in Horsham Park from 12 midday. Sunday 12 July – Horsham French Fest Bastille Day France at Home French market and themed entertainments, Napoleonic reenactors plus vintage crafts, gifts and homeware from Horsham Markets by Food Rocks. For more information about these events: Email: horshamtimewellspent

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HORSHAM MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Boom and Bust: Horsham after the Great War 9th Nov 2019 to 21st Feb 2020 The first decade after the First World War was one of great change throughout Britain, and Horsham was no exception. A new exhibition at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery, Boom and Bust: Horsham after the Great War, will look at the developments and events that took place during the 1920s, and how they affected the town and the people that lived here. A Flock of Sparrows – celebrating the life of Dr Geoffrey Sparrow; a comic genius 21st Dec 2019 to 22nd Feb 2020 Dr Geoffrey Sparrow arrived in Horsham 100 years ago, setting up in practice. Along with his medical skill he brought great artistic talent and flair for capturing life as lived in the District in the 1930-60s. His genius was capturing in a few strokes, on the back of napkins, envelopes and the more formal painting, the humour of life. He follows in the tradition of Rowlandson, but without the cutting edge. John R Abbey - Horsham's Greatest Book Collector 10th Jan 2020 to 28th Mar 2020 For over 30 years one time Storrington resident Major J R Abbey built up one of the greatest collections of books based on those attributes. This small exhibition celebrates his passion with books and photographs. Major Abbey died on Christmas eve 1969. Causeway House, Horsham: 600 Years and Counting 17th Jan 2020 to 21st Mar 2020 Now home to Horsham Museum and Art Gallery this house began its life 600 years ago as an office, workshop for a medieval merchant, later in middle age becoming a tailors home, before in its more mature years helping out in the


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war effort, 1940s and 50s civil defence rather than Home Guard. Its rich and varied life has been etched in to its “skin and bones”. Horsham Museum & Art Gallery, 9 Causeway, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1HE. Tel: 01403 254959 or visit THE CAPITOL HORSHAM Met Opera Live: Porgy & Bess (Gershwin) Sat 1 & Sun 9 Feb 2020, Various Times Shake That Thing! The Great British Swing Dance Show Sat 1 Feb 2020, 7:30pm Kinky Boots - The Musical (12A TBC) Tue 4 & Sun 9 Feb 2020, Various Times Zog Thu 6 - Sat 8 Feb 2020, Various Times Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (PG) HFS Mon 10 Feb 2020, 8pm Tony Stockwell: Psychic Medium Wed 12 Feb 2020, 7:30pm Horsham Film Festival 2020 Awards Night Thu 13 Feb 2020, 7:30pm 5 Soldiers Fri 14 Feb 2020, 7:30pm California Dreamin' Sat 15 Feb 2020, 7:30pm Showdown Theatre Arts: Aladdin Jr Tue 18 - Wed 19 Feb 2020, Various Times NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac (15) Thu 20 Feb 2020, 7pm Met Opera Live: Agrippina (Handel) Sat 29 Feb & Sun 8 Mar 2020, Various Times Kojo Anim: The Taxi Tour Tue 3 Mar 2020, 7:30pm Flash: A Tribute To Queen Fri 6 Mar 2020, 7:30pm Back To Bacharach Sat 7 Mar 2020, 7:30pm Clinton Baptiste: The Paranormalist Returns!

Sun 8 Mar 2020, 7:30pm Pete Whittaker: Solo & Free Mon 9 Mar 2020, 7:30pm Burning (15) HFS Mon 9 Mar 2020, 8pm Jane Eyre Tue 10 - Wed 11 Mar 2020, Various Times Barbara Dickson with Nick Holland Thu 12 Mar 2020, 7:30pm Marisha Wallace Fri 13 Mar 2020, 7:30pm Met Opera Live: Der Fliegende Hollander (Wagner) Sat 14 & Sun 22 Mar 2020, Various Times Horsham Symphony Orchestra Sat 14 Mar 2020, 7:30pm Dad's Army Radio Show Fri 20 Mar 2020, 7:30pm The Supersonic 70s Show Sat 21 Mar 2020, 7:30pm Cranleigh Dance and Theatre Arts: There's No Place Like Home... Fri 27 - Sat 28 Mar 2020, Various An Evening of Aretha Franklin Sun 29 Mar 2020, 7:30pm Round The Horne Tue 31 Mar 2020, 7:30pm CATS PROTECTION FUNDRAISERS Sat 25th January 2020 - 12 noon – 2pm Salvation Army Hall, Booth Way/Depot Road, Horsham Sat 29th February 2020 - 11am-1pm St Andrews Methodist Church, Crawley Road, Roffey, Horsham Sat 18th April 2020 - 2pm – 4pm Roffey Millenium Hall, Crawley Road, Roffey, Horsham SUSSEX PATHFINDERS RAMBLING CLUB WALKS Please check

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walks or call 07842 792962 for any updates to any of the walks listed below. Sorry, dogs are not permitted. Saturday 1 Feb 10:30 Shermanbury 5.5 miles Fairly level Explorer Map OL11/TQ212179 Meet in the lay-by off the A281 north of Henfield. Walk via Shiprods Farm, Adur riverbank, Royal Oak, Springlands, Shermanbury Place, Mock Bridge. Sunday 9 Feb 10:00 Cowfold 10 miles Undulating Explorer Map OL34/TQ214225 Meet in the village car park Cowfold. Walk via Brook Place, Long House, Wykehust Park, Bolney (L), Garston’s Farm, Old Doctors, Eastlands Farm, Cowfold. Saturday 15 Feb 13:30 Bramber 5.5 miles Gently undulating Explorer Map OL11/TQ188106 Meet in Bramber car park. Walk via Bramber Brooks Nature Reserve,

Downs Link, Natts Cottages, Staplefields, Steyning, Bramber Castle. Sunday 23 Feb 10:00 Cowfold 9.5 miles Fairly level Explorer Map OL34/TQ214225 Meet in Cowfold car park. Walk via Mill Lane, Freechase, Warninglid (L), Colwood Park, Westridge Farm. Saturday 29 Feb 10:30 Fittleworth 6.5 miles Undulating Explorer Map OL10/SU992170 Meet in Lord's Piece car park. Walk via Coates and Sutton End. Sunday 1 Mar 10:30 Upper Beeding 12 miles Rolling downland, some hills, riverside Explorer Map OL11/TQ208096 Meet at Beeding Hill car park. Walk via Truleigh Hill and Bramber (L), Beeding. Saturday 14 Mar 10:00 Henfield 6 miles Fairly level Explorer Map OL11/TQ212179 Meet in the lay-by on the A281 about

one mile north of Henfield. Walk via Downs Link, Shermanbury, return via Adur riverbank. VEGAN FEST HORSHAM Saturday 25th April 10.30am - 4.30pm Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham RH12 1JF £2 entry (under 16s free) Vegan cheese, inspiring talks, street food, indulgent cakes, ethical clothing & accessories, plant based nutrition, beer & wine, scrumptious savouries and all cruelty free! All profits to our nominated charities: Animals Asia and Born Free. @veganfesthorsham

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forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issue affecting

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their lives where they can receive anonymous help and

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advice from both mental health experts as well as other teenagers going through similar experiences. In addition to her keynote speech, our attendees will

to be deeply concerning, particularly as it is a topical

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issue all over the United Kingdom currently.

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from three different charities covering a range of

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mental health topics, offering expert advice for dealing

Hampshire and Greater London to attend and it

with such issues or helping others to do so.

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6:00pm, with registration from 12:30pm and a chance

representatives. There will also be an opportunity for a

for our guests to watch the famous daily band parade

brief Q & A session with our keynote speaker together

at 1:20pm. There will also be refreshments, tea and

with the mental health experts whom are running the

coffee available throughout the day.

workshops. For catering purposes, we ask all who wish

Our keynote speaker will be Suzi Godson, The Times’ sex and relationships columnist and the founder of

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