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RH10 EDITION - JANUARY 2016 - ISSUE 115 Delivered to 28,000 homes & businesses in the RH10 postcode

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Hello and Happy New Year to all of our readers! We all make New Year’s resolutions and we’re no different here at the magazine, so our January magazine is dedicated to improvement. Whether that be improving your diet (or your child’s diet), improving your finances using the tips in our Homes article, improving your chances of buying a used car that doesn’t need a fortune spent on it, improving your garden by sowing seeds now for later, or improving your lot by applying for one of our fantastic jobs available here at the magazine, we have lots of ideas packed into our pages this month. On top of this we are running our Reader Survey again this month, so why not take 5 minutes with a cup of tea to complete it and be in with a chance of winning one of six £100 Marks and Spencer’s vouchers?! Can’t be bothered to pop to the post box with it? – No problem! You can complete it online at www.rhuncovered.co.uk too! COMMUNITY 6 Community News 14 Whats On 16 Community Groups HEALTH 22 Detoxing & Fasting: The facts Behind the Truth STYLE 28 Break Your Bad Beauty Habbits HOMES 32 Five Ways to Make Money from your Home GARDENS 44 Sowing Time CHILDREN AND EDUCATION 50 Worried About Your Child’s Diet FOOD AND DRINK 52 Red Onion Soup with Melting Gruyere Croutons MOTORING 60 Bad Deals on Wheels

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5 Ways To Be A Community Hero In 2016

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e love to champion community heroes, here at RH Uncovered. And yes, while we do feature some truly inspirational residents who have raised thousands upon thousands of pounds for local charities, or have done something completely out-of-the-norm for a cause close to their hearts, we want to prove that anyone can take an active role within their community and make where they live a better place. Here’s five easy ways that you can get involved (no cape necessary!):

Many of us may shy away from this, but it can make our streets look so much nicer and ultimately improve our neighbourhoods, in an instant. There are many community-based groups who get together to do this, regularly. If you don’t have one in your area, why not start one?

Organise an event Whether you want to bring residents together, raise money for a close-by cause or show-off how fantastic your community is (or all three!), why not start Take an interest organising an event? There’s still plenty of time to plan What interests you? Are you concerned about a summer fayres, fetes and fundraisers – just make sure neighbourhood issue? Do you want to help your child’s we know about it, eight weeks in advance to help you school raise money? Or, maybe you would like to set to promote it! up a group for like-minded residents to come together? Don’t be afraid to ask If you feel something’s missing from your area or that One thing we have found about Community Heroes something can be improved; there’s never been a better we have featured is that they’re not afraid to ask – be it time to take an interest and get stuck in to create the for donations, raffle prizes or even help, for their causes community you would like to live in! and projects, after all, if you don’t ask, you don’t get, Play a part do you? If you’re looking for space to host meetings, Many of our local groups, charities and organisations sponsorship or for people to help you; just ask. If it are crying out for people, who can help them fulfil a benefits your community, the chances are that most varied range of roles. From admin whizzes to social people will be willing to get on board and not say no! media gurus, dedicated fundraisers to trusty drivers, if you would like to play a part and offer your services to a community cause – just get in touch with a local group. Alternatively, you can always contact Crawley Community and Voluntary Service on: 01293 657000 to discuss available voluntary placements. Don’t forget, we also have an extensive list of local organisations who may require your help, at the back of the magazine too! See it? Clean it Perhaps one of the easiest and most effective ways to visibly improve your immediate area is by simply, picking up litter!

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Community Highlights

2015 was a great year for our community, with lots of hard-working fundraisers and charities holding events to raise funds for good causes. We caught up with just a few of those we’ve featured, over the last year, to hear their highlights:

Mark Henry Archer Tribute Fund at Bloodwise

Regular readers will know we’re following Jayne Archer (wife of the late Mark Henry Archer, who died from a rare form of leukaemia, aged just 49)’s plight to raise £50K by time she is 50 in 2019. This year she has raised £10K through events such as quizzes, a memorial golf day and dog walks, and not forgetting her terrifying personal challenge of climbing the 02, which takes her total to £15K – well done Jayne!

Ian Bates, the Singing Runner Do you remember us featuring Ian Bates’ mammoth marathon challenge, back in April? We’re pleased to report that Ian raised £3,275 running the London Marathon, however, as his dinosaur costume weighed

St Catherine’s Hospice Midnight Walk in at a hefty 40kg, he tore a tendon in his shoulder, at mile nine, and had to abandon the costume to complete the course. But, he assured us he still wants to get that Guinness World Record, so he’ll be back, running the marathon, as a dinosaur, once again for St Catherine’s Hospice. Good luck Ian!

St Catherine’s Hospice

Talking of our local hospice, the charity has had a great year, with lots of Crawley residents taking part in their events. 430 ladies went without their sleep to pound the pavements for one of the hospice’s biggest challenges: the Midnight Walk – raising a staggering £63,000. Another highlight from the St Catherine’s team was their first ever superhero abseil (which our Managing Director, Matthew and Community Projects Manager, Emma also took part in!) and raised £42,000, in total!

Fundraisers to Take On Vietnam Hill Tribe Trek In April, fifteen fantastic fundraisers will be flying to Vietnam to take on an once-in-a-lifetime five day trekking challenge, all to raise money for Crawley’s St Catherine’s Hospice.

“Walking up to 20 kilometres per day, we’ll pass through remote villages, meet ethnic minorities and gain an authentic insight into Vietnamese culture and a different way of life. It’s going to be the trip of a lifetime!”

“This is the first, bespoke overseas trek St Catherine’s Hospice has ever taken on and we’re really excited about it! It’s a brand new challenge for our supporters and a chance to make a real impact to the hospice,” Michaela Clements, the charity’s Events Fundraiser and one of the fifteen trekkers, said.

Each enthusiastic adventurer will be raising £2,880 for the charity. This means that for each day that team Hanoi Hikers trek, they will be funding five hours of at home care for a patient, making a huge difference at such a difficult time.

“Our trekkers can look forward to a five day trek that will take them far off the beaten track into the remote and beautiful hills of Northern Vietnam in the, Pù Luông Nature Reserve.”

“All sponsorship money raised from the trek will enable St Catherine’s Community Nurses to visit patients in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes, allowing them to benefit from specialised end of life care, in the place they feel most comfortable,” Michaela added. Stay tuned for a Meet the Trekkers feature, over the next few issues. In the meantime, the team can be sponsored via: justgiving.com/HanoiHikers.

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Calling all Posh Seventy, Eighty and Ninety-Somethings…

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he Posh Club, invites you to join them for afternoons of Ritz-style fun and glamour, with afternoon tea, dancing and entertainment in Downtown Crawley. The lottery funded club was created by Annette Bowden, who first held tea parties for her mum and her friends, who found it difficult to leave their homes. “It all started with my mum. I used to do little tea parties for her and a couple of friends at her house. The reason for this was that they were all more or less housebound, and I thought this would be a great way for them to get together and have a fun time as well,” she told us. “I would give them afternoon tea with all the trimmings on lovely plates and cups and saucers and their cakes on a pretty cake stand that I bought in charity shops. At the end of a lovely afternoon they would all go home so much happier and looking forward to the next one.” “Having discussed the tea parties with my brother, Simon, he came up with an idea where we could do this on a bigger scale and include entertainment, where we could make a whole lot more people happy and this would eventually become The Posh Club.”

The Club (for all of those young at heart, swanky senior citizens, elegant elders and glamourous golden girls!) takes place on Monday’s between 12-3pm at St Mary’s Church Hall in Southgate and costs just £4.00 to attend. “Loneliness and isolation is a very real problem for older people, for some who have lost lifelong partners and for others where illness and ageing has meant they can’t get out very much.” Annette said, when we asked her why she felt the club had become so popular. “Also a lot of older people can’t afford to go out to the theatre etc. and have a lovely afternoon like we provide at The Posh Club at a very affordable price, this being attainable by the funding that we get.” “For an afternoon filled with friendship, camaraderie, warmth, belonging, dancing and fun, come to The Posh Club, you’ll want to come again and again.” The first Posh Club of the year takes place on Monday 4th January, so start getting glammed up! Booking is essential. Call Annette on: 01293 451 056 to secure your place.

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Henry’s Heroes: Trudi Bubb W

ith a New Year, comes a brand new feature: Henry’s Heroes! Nominated by Crawley MP Henry Smith, this highlights the amazing residents we have, here in RH10 – so get ready to feel inspired.

So what is our hero looking forward to the most?

Our first of Henry’s Heroes is Trudi Bubb, a Crawley resident, about to set sail on Clipper’s Around the World Race on 15th January, which will see her taking on 20,000 miles of open water, be away from home for six months and hopefully raise her aim of £20,000 for The Golden Lion Children’s Trust based in Crawley.

“Life is too short and to be an inspiration to others is an incredible feeling. Taking time out of our busy schedules means such a lot to people and individuals who cannot do it themselves. To do something for others and to be a light in someone’s darkness is a very incredible, emotional experience, especially when you see that person smile or say a small thank you. To give yourself to others is such a selfless act but can bring so much happiness and help those who you help,” Trudi added.

“I have wanted to take part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for over ten years, but I never really had the opportunity to take time away from my very busy career and lifestyle,” the local businesswoman, told us.

“I am looking forward to visiting various countries whilst taking part in the race and overcoming my own internal fear,” she said.

“Then in 2013 I received a call advising me I had been successful in obtaining an interview. For me it was very emotional having fought back from being diagnosed with M.E. (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Fibromyalgia and a cancerous haematoma to be considered for the race. After being informed that I was one of 680 in the world to compete in the race, I decided to pay for the race myself and raise an additional £20,000 for children in Crawley, as I wanted to take as many children as possible to Lapland when I return, later in 2016.” The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the only one of its kind in the world, where organisers supply the fourteen identical seventy-foot yachts, completely stripped back, but manned by a professional skipper, who will help lead Trudi and her team, safely, half way across the world. Trudi will be representing Team Unicef, along with a crew team of fifteen to twenty people per leg.

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Follow Trudi’s journey with updates on www.trudibubb.com. If you’d like to donate to Trudi’s chosen charity; The Golden Lion Children’s Trust (which aims to help and bring happiness to special needs and underprivileged children) visit: www.justgiving.com/Trudi-Bubb Henry said: “It was a pleasure to meet with Trudi recently, and I am delighted that RH Uncovered have named her as a Community Hero.” “Trudi will be away from home for six months on her round-the-world sailing challenge and it is a testament to her that she is raising money for the Golden Lion Children’s Trust, which provides assistance to special needs and underprivileged children.” “It was fascinating to hear from Trudi how the race works, and the level of dedication and concentration that her and her crew mates will need to show. “I hope that Crawley will get behind Trudi’s efforts as she seeks to raise funds for a great local cause.”

An Update From Henry Smith

I wish to start this month’s column by thanking everyone who signed my Crawley petition for fair school funding. Our petition in Crawley was run in conjunction with The Government will be launching a detailed other Members of Parliament in England, as part of consultation in 2016 and implement the new a campaign to secure a fairer funding settlement for formulae from 2017-18. There will be a transitional pupils. period to help smooth the implementation of At the start of December, I was delighted to present the new formula. my Crawley Fair School Funding petition in the If I may be able to assist during 2016, please do not House of Commons. hesitate to contact me using the details below. The previous week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Henry Smith MP confirmed that the Government will be introducing the first ever national funding formula for schools. House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA 01293 934554/020 7219 7043 The announcement will mean an end to the current henry.smith.mp@parliament.uk unfair system, which has lasted for decades and led to a situation where the ten best funded areas of www.henrysmith.info England receive an average of £6,300 per pupil of www.facebook.com/HenrySmith4Crawley schools block funding, compared to just £4,200 in www.twitter.com/HenrySmithMP the ten worst funded areas – including West Sussex. www.youtube.com/HenrySmithMP


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23rd January 2016, Saturday, Evening Mid Sussex Caledonian Society Traditional Burns Supper At the Cottesmore Hotel Golf and Country Club. A 3 course meal with speeches, some humorous, followed by easy Scottish Country dancing. Further information can be obtained from 01403 252694 or from newsletter@midsussexcaledoniansociety.org.ukwebsite www.midsussexcaledoniansociety.org.uk"                         

27th January 2016, Wednesday, 8pm - East Grinstead RSPB Local Group Illustrated Talk: Butterflies and Moth of Sussex – Michael Blencowe. At Main Hall, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 3LT starting at 20.00. Visitors £5. Contact Lesley Berry on 01342 324955                               

28th January 2016, Thursday, 2.30pm - Reigate Arthritis Care Support Group National Trust - Benefits of Aloe Vera Meeting presented by Nikki Hobbs at the Woodhatch Centre in Woodhatch and commence at 2.30 pm We welcome anyone who would like to come along.                         

20th January 2016, Wednesday, 10am-3pm East Grinstead - Mid Week Collectors Fair At Chequer Mead Arts Centre, De la Warr Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3BS. Coins, Postcards, Stamps. Ephemera and other collectables. Admission free, Car Parks, Cafeteria. Enquiries: 01342 327554.

05th February 2016, Friday, 7.30pm Friends of East Grinstead Museum - Speaker Night At East Court Mansion. The talk will begin at 8-0pm. The speaker is Ros Black who is a freelance writer. The title of the talk is ‘SCANDAL, SALVATION AND SUFFRAGE’ and it will show how women, long before they had the vote, made the headlines. All are welcome, Friends of the Museum free, non-members £2-50 (pay at the door).

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COMMUNITY MONDAY ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Open Fields - We are a group of disabled and their carers who get together every other Monday 11am at Goffs Park Hotel. We arrange outings to garden centres, national trust venues, etc. Members range from 20’s- 80’s! 01293 531764 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Little Fishes Mums & Toddlers Group - £1 per family/session. 0845–1100am St Richard’s Church, Gales Dr, Three Bridges. Margaret Luetchford 01293 534927 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Camera Club - Hut 16, Tilgate Recreation Forest Centre, RH11 9BQ At 7.45 for 8pm every Monday and Wednesday, (except bank holidays) from the beginning of Sep to June. www.crawleycameraclub.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Southgate Park Bowls Club - A friendly club who play in Southgate Park, Crawley. Roll-ups Monday evenings and Tuesdays from noon. 01293 425107 or 01342 715647 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Maidenbower Mums, Babies and Children - Meet every Monday 12-3pm at Maidenbower Social Club, new members very welcome, search Maidenbower Mums and Babies/Children on facebook for more details and to join the group. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Horley Insight Group - for the Blind & Partially Sighted. Meets on the second Monday of every month, except for August, from 2-4 pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Victoria Road, Horley. Please contact Cathy, our Secretary, on 01293 782163. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Meridian Indoor Short Mat Bowls Club - Try Indoor Short Mat Bowls at the Meridian Hall, East Court, E.G. from 2-4.30pm on Mondays. Season September till end June. Call Alex Leggat on 01342 717966 or alexhleggat@yahoo.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Down Monday Club - meet every Monday from 10.30 to 14.30 in the Copthorne Pavillion. Contact Marion 01342 458559 for info. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Spirimawgus Morris - Mixed Border Morris side meet most Mondays at The Ark, Turners Hill, 8:30-10pm. Join us for traditional style stick dances. No experience necessary. 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Call Sue on 01293 402 827. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mondays, Tai Chi + Mediation, 7.30-9.00pm Hazelwick School. Contact Nina 01293 415524. Beginners Welcome" ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mondays, Crawley Down Ladies Choir, 7.30 pm The Oak Room at The Haven Centre Crawley Down. Contact Jean 01342 714521 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Smallfield Community Care Association Art Class - every week 10am - 12noon, in St. Bartholomew's Church Hall, Redehall Road, Smallfield.  Open to residents over 55.  Tel: Betty 01342 843537. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The North Weald Art Group - is a society of amateur and professional artists, based in Reigate, Surrey. We meet in Reigate every month on the last Monday of the month at 7.45pm when we have demonstrations by professional artists. We hold workshops and life-drawing sessions, and during the summer we meet at outdoor locations to paint or draw, occasionally with a costumed model. For more infor contact Christine Hopkins on 01737 241718 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tandridge Handicraft Society - Meets every Monday at the Woodhouse Centre, Hoskins Road car park, opposite Tandridge Leisure Centre, Oxted RH8 9HT. Come and join us, we are always keen to welcome new members with similar interests. Further details on our website www.tandridgehandicraftsociety.org.uk or contact Jenny Beal on 01883 620730. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TUESDAY ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Stich and Sip! - Kate's Cafe Stitch and Sip has moved to Ferrito's Cafe 27 High Street, Horley RH6 7BH. Term time only on Tuesday from 9:30 to 12:00 and people can call me on 07533185170 for more info if they are interested ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CAMEO Club(come & meet each other) - Twice a month, Tuesday 2.30pm-4-30pm in The Friary Hall, Crawley Town Centre. To encourage elderly people to join others & not remain housebound. Programme is varied – speakers, entertainment, bingo and more. More information from 01293 416157. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Art Society - Welcome new members. A varied programme including professional demos, life drawing and workshops. Our meetings are weekly on alternate Tuesdays (2-4pm at Montefiore Institute, Three Bridges) 01342 716549. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Burstow WI - Meet on 2nd Tuesday each month, 2pm at St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Redehall Rd, Smallfield. Includes a variety of activities, 01342 844375. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Horley Meadvale Folk Dance Club - We meet in the Empire Hall, Victoria Road, Horley from 8-10pm. Weekly on Tuesdays. No partner requireded . English Folk Dancing is good for the mind and the body. Contact Rita on 01342 843629. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Horley Flower Club - Meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm - Regent Hall, Albert Rd, Horley. 01293 786852.

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East Grinstead Folk Dance Club - Tuesdays 8-10pm, dancing with guest callers at Trinity Methodist Church (Crawley Down Hall) Lingfield Rd, RH19 2DA For info call Ros 01342 321373 or Gill 020 8777 3572 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Probus Club Horley - Monthly meetings, outings and other activies. Call 01293 782998 for more details. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Rotary Club of East Grinstead - Meet Tuesday evenings at 6pm at the Brambletye Hotel in Forest Row. Raising money for local charitable causes. A modest meal at 6.15pm is followed by a speaker. charitable interest. Contact Brian 01342 321636, Alex 01342 717966 or Ray 01342 324016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Alanon Family Groups - The Allison Room of the Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre every Tuesday 8 - 9.30pm. A fellowship of relatives and close friends of alcoholics, share their experiences to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that most of us find living with an alcoholic too much to cope with without help. Contact Lynda on 01342 870664. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Turners Hill Decorative & Fine Arts Society - Meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at The Ark Turners Hill. Lectures start at 11.00am. Doors open at 10.15 for coffee. A friendly club, lectures are on a variety of subjects and are suitable for all tastes. For information contact Jan Bellisio on 01342 325431 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ABC Badminton Club - A small friendly club – playing on Tuesday evenings, 19.30 to 21.30 at St Wilfrid’s School, Southgate, term times only. New Members welcome. First visit free. For information please call/contact Andy Oldham on 01293 882572 or andycoldham@aol.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Flamingoes Swimming Group - for the Physically Disabled We meet at the K2 Leisure Centre between 7.45pm and 8.45pm every Tuesday evening in order to provide a safe and secure swimming environment for people with physical disabilities. For further information contact Kevin on 07880178706 (Evenings) or come along to meet us at K2. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Triratna East Surrey Buddhism and Meditation Group - Want to know more about mindfulness, meditation or its authentic, Buddhist, context? We meet each Tuesday evening from 7:30 - 9:30pm at the newly refurbished Lloyd Hall in Outwood. The group is open to all regardless of age, gender or beliefs (under 16's accompanied by an adult). All that is required is an open mind. The evenings are free of charge but any donations are used for venue hire, equipment and taking people on retreat. received ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Gatton Park Guided Tours - Guided tours run every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm throughout the year. Adults £4. Book in advance. 01737 649066. education@gattonpark.org.ukMeet by the lych gate of St Andrew’s Church." ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WEDNESDAY ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------St Richard's Badminton Club - friendly, independent club playing at Milton Mount Hall, Pound Hill Wednesday evenings from Sep to June. 01293 531826 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Wardrobe Wizards Sewing Group - from 11.30am to 2.30pm during school term time at Edmonds Hall, Albert Rd, Horley, Surrey. www.wardrobewizards.net ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Turners Hill - Hilltop WI - Meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Ark 7:30pm. Call Barbara 01342 715709. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Horley Photographic Club - meet at The Methodist Church, Victoria Road, Horley RH6 7AS every Wednesday evening at 7.45pm, from Sep. to June. We offer a programme of competitions, lectures, talks and demos. www.horleyphotographicclub.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Horley Brass - Ensemble for experience brass players. Further info contact Stephen Worsley (Musical Director) 07758 628977. Lee Street Church, Horley, RH6 8ES - 8-9.30pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Horley Evening W.I - Meet every second Wednesday each month in the Methodist Church hall, Victoria Rd, Horley at 7.30pm. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Maidenbower Women’s Institute - Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm, Maidenbower Junior School Dining Hall - Speakers, activities, outings, visits, craft. Come & join us. Lesley 01293 886654 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pelargonium and Fuchsia Group - Meet on the third Wednesday of month at 8pm and we have very interesting speakers to talk to us. Contact Sheila Lyon for more information on 01293 402867 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Amateur Radio Club - Hut 18 Tilgate Recreation Centre (next to K2) every Wednesday from 1930 email secretary@carc.org.uk for more details. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------C.A.G.S Golf Society - All standards welcome, meets last Wednesday every month to play courses in Sussex & Surrey. Ted Jenkins on 01293 529571 or 07766 533805 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Pound Hill Dance Club - meets weekly at 8pm on a Wednesday evening for adult social Ballroom and Latin Dancing at the Pound Hill Community Centre, Worth Road, Crawley.    A friendly and welcoming Club that also offers dances classes for children.  Please telephone the secretary on 01293 514034 for further information. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Horley Live at Home Day Centre - Regent Hall, Albert Road, Horley, Surrey. RH6 7JA. Every Wednesday morning from 10.30am – 12.15pm.  Lunch available. For further information please call the office on 01737 780610 or Email:  tanyalah@tiscali.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Horley Trefoil Guild - Meets the second Wednesday of each month at The English Martyrs Church Hall in Vicarage Lane at 7.15pm. New members welcome. 01293 783779.

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COMMUNITY Wednesday Chatanplay - Baby and Toddler Group - every Wednesday during term time, 10.00 – 11.30. All welcome – no charge, plus free refreshments! In the Hall at the Church of English Martyrs, Vicarage Lane, Horley RH6 8JL. 01293 773563. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Shout Chorus Choir - in Crawley, singing Soul, Gospel and Groove Classics. No Music Reading. First Session Free. Wednesdays 7.30 pm St Andrews Church Furnace Green. 01293 494949. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Copthorne Evening W.I. - 2nd Wed. of month 7.45pm at Village Hall, Copthorne Bank. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Down Afternoon WI - Meet every fourth Wednesday of the month at the Village Hall at 2p.m. We enjoy speakers, lunches, outings and much more. To visit, or join us please contact Sandy Bushaway 01342 712815 for information. All are very welcome. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Worth Ladies - meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm in the Montefiore Institute, Hazelwick Road, Three Bridges. Speakers, Crafts,Outings. We love visitors! Contact Doreen on 01293 526203 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Horley Scrabble Club - Every Wednesday morning 10.00am. School Room, Rear of Methodist Church, Victoria Road, Horley. 01293 786773 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Reigate & Redhill - Live at Home Scheme Horley Club – Regent Hall, Albert Road, Horley, Surrey. RH6 7JA. Every Wednesday morning from 10.30am-12.15pm. Lunch available. For further information please call the office on 01737 780610 or email: reigate.liveathome@mha.org.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------THURSDAY ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Gales Ladies Badminton Club - We are a small friendly ladies club playing in Crawley Down Village Hall on Thursday morning 9.30-11.30am. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Horley & District U3A - No longer working full time? Why not join us? We meet at the Regent Hall, Albert Rd, Horley on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 2.15 - 4.30 pm. For details - 01293 786325. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Meridian Bridge Club - We play on Thursday afternoons from 1.30 to 5.00 pm in the Meridian Hall, East Grinstead. 01342 822791. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Milton Mount Community Choir - is open to all ages and abilities 6.30 - 7.30pm at Milton Mount School , Pound Hill. RH10 3AG. £2 for adults, free for children. More info 01293 537158. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Horley Lions Club - The club meets twice monthly at the Horley Sports & Social Club Albert Rd www.horleylions.org.uk or horleylions@btinternet.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Gales Ladies Badminton Club - We are a small friendly ladies club playing in Crawley Down Village Hall on Thursday 9.30-11.30am. Jan 01293 531826. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Autism Support Crawley - Meet the first Thursday of every month at The Children and Family Centre, Creasys Drive, Broadfield, 7.30pm - 9.15pm. £1 entry fee. www.autisumsupportcrawley.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Arthritis Care Support Group - to provide support and friendship to people with all kinds of arthritis. We meet on the 4th Thursday of each month at 2.30pm at the Woodhatch Centre in Woodhatch when we have a speaker, tea and raffle and after the meeting anyone who wishes to can stay on and join in a gentle exercise class, the leader of which is familiar with joint problems and limitations. Contact Syliva Mann 01737 242193 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rotary Club of Horley - meet at the Cambridge Hotel on Thursday at 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm, followed by a speaker. We raise money for Rotary and local charities and also enjoy many social events at home and abroad. 01293 782425. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pound Hill WI - meets on 3rd Thursday of each month at 7.30pm at Fairlawn House, Wassand Close, Three Bridges. We are a lively, friendly group who will make you very welcome ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Concordia Singers - A musical programme with professional soloists, orchestras, etc. Thursdays 7.45pm, Crawley URC, Pound Hill. www.concordiasingers.org.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Floral Arrangement - Welcomes you to a varied programme of floral demonstrations and workshops. Meetings on the second Thursday at 7.30 pm. Crawley Horticultural Hall, Ifield Ave, West Green, Crawley. Call 01293 402905 for information. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Delta Club - Meet on the first and third Thursday of every month in the afternoon. A social club for disabled adults meeting for chats and outings. Transport can be arranged. For more details - Irene on 01293 785133. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Weald Choir of Crawley - Thursday evening at 8pm in St Richard’s Church, Three Bridges. A mixed voice choir. www.wealdchoir.co.uk or 01293 411355. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Down Evening WI - First Thursday of the month at 7.30 p.m. The Glebe Centre, All Saints Church Hall, Vicarage Road, Ladies, come and join us. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tai Chi for health - All are welcome to a ‘free Introductory Evening’ to learn the slow, controlled and graceful movements of White Crane T’ai Chi. To learn more please come along on Thursday evenings to Edmonds Hall at Horley Town Council offices (rear entrance), Albert Rd, Horley from 7.30pm. Colin Hodsdon 07754 387676 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Scottish Country Dancing - meets every Thursday 8-10 pm at Milton Mount Community Centre, Pound Hill RH10 3DP.  No need to bring a partner as beginners will dance with someone more experienced. 01403 269439 or see www.crawleyscdc.btck.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Knit & Natter - Meets every Thursday 2.30 - 4.30pm - Pastoral Centre, St Barnabas Church, Pound Hill. Bring along your unfinished knitting, crochet or anthing else you have and share hints and tips. Contact: Val Rudd 01293 401787

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St.Edwards Social Club - holds a weekly Bingo Session on Thursday at Hillcrest Close, Pound Hill, RH10 7EQ. Eyes down 8.15 p.m. Contact 01293 882300 All Welcome. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Horley line dancers 'AC's mid-day movers' - at Horley Methodist Church, Victoria Road, Horley every Thursday from noon to 1.00 pm. Learning to dance in a fun and relaxed way increases flexibility and movement and is a way of making new friends. (Qualified teacher). Please call Annie on 01293820909 for further information or just turn up with comfortable shoes and a soft drink. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Horley Local and Family History Society - Meet in a friendly and informal manner for interesting local history talks on the 4th Thursday of each month (except August) at Horley Methodist Church Hall, Victoria Road, Horley. 7.30 for 8pm start. Non Members welcome for a nominal £1 fee. Car Parking at Rear of Church. More details available from Membership Secretary on 01293 410366. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FRIDAY ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Horley Towns Women’s Guild - Strawson Hall, Albert Rd, Horley, on the 2nd Friday of the month at 2.30pm. Details from Marjorie: 01293 771248. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Horley Country Market - from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon on Fridays at St John Ambulance Hall, Massetts Rd, Horley. Free admission. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ifield Barn Theatre Society - on a Friday evening from 8 p.m. Tel: 01293 525030 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Horticultural Soc. Bridge Group - We are a friendly group and play social duplicate bridge on Friday evenings. Secretary: 01293 402868 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Keyboard Club - at The Charis Centre, West Green Drive. Concerts are held on the last Friday of each month at 7.30pm. Ring 01293 530276. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Bridge Club - 7.15 p.m. every Wednesday & Friday at Grattons Indoor Bowls Club in Pound Hill. Call Helen, 01342 719779, Betty, 01293 547030. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Macular Group - Helping People with Central Vision Loss meet on the 3rd Friday of the month (excl. Apr & Dec) in the Bill Buck Room, 1st Floor, Crawley Library 10.30 am 12.30 pm. For info - 01293 882108 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Cheerleading Club - Cheerleader sessions for ages 10 upwards, boys and girls. Qualified cheerleading coach and dance teacher. Fridays at 6pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Tilgate, Crawley. 07739 801700 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Icebreakers Dining Club - Are you single and looking to meet new people like you? If so you might be interested in Icebreakers – a local dining club for the single over 40’s. We meet on Friday’s for a meal at a number of different venues in the area, such as pubs, restaurants, country hotels. No membership or joining fee. For more info call Jacquie on 01403-273480 or www.icebreakersclub.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Drop-In Coffee Morning and Excercise Class - Smallfield Community Care Assocation every week 10am - 12 noon, St. Bartholomew's Church Hall, Redehall Road, Smallfield.  Open to residents over 55.  Tel: Peter 01342 713565. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Friendly Badminton Club - meet every Friday at Copthorne Prep. School. 8-10pm. No joining fee. Tel 01293 525752. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Horsham Sugarcrystals Club - meets on the 1st Friday of each month at 7.30 for 8.00pm (except January) at North Heath Hall, St Marks Lane, Horsham, RH12 5PU. Visitors £4.00 Website: www.horshamsugarcrystals.co.uk. Contact 01403 261881 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SATURDAY ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Copthorne Cricket Club - Are looking for new players to bolster their Saturday squad. We play in Division 2 of the Mid Sussex League. New members (and volunteers) required of any standard. Stewart on 01342 717067 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Scrapbook / Cardmaking Club - 3rd Saturday of each month at The Montefore Hall, Three Bridges. Create memory albums for yourself or for gifts. Alison for more details ajchallis@aol.com. Contact ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tilgate Park Run - Every Saturday 9am at Tilgate lake. For people of all ages and abilities, runners, joggers and walkers all welcome. www.parkrun.org.uk/tilgate ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Filmmakers and Photographers - Meet every Saturday from 9.30 to 1pm at Excelsior Studios, Manor Royal. www.cfap.org.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Knit ‘n’ Natter - Crawley Library 2nd and last Saturday every month from 2-4pm. Beginners welcome - for knitting, crochet, embroidery and lively conversation. Refreshments available. For info: ruthburry@yahoo.com. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SUNDAY ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Amateur Radio Club - Hut 18 Tilgate Recreation Centre (next to K2) every Sunday from 1100 email secretary@carc.org.uk for more details. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crawley Croquet Club - We play Thursdays and Sundays afternoons in Worth Park, Milton Mount Av. Pound Hill RH10 3DY. Free parking, accessible by bus. 01293 884469 - www.crawleycroquetclub.org.uk. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Book Sale - Hundreds of books, new & secondhand at low prices. + DVDs, CDs & refreshmentson the first Saturday of every month (except Jan) 10am-1pm ST PETER'S CHURCH, IFIELD ROAD, WEST GREEN, CRAWLEY (in aid of church fabric) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Cyclists Touring Club (CTC) - a local branch of a National Cycling Charity running Sunday bike rides for cyclists of most abilities. See website for details www.horshamandcrawleyctc.org.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Detoxing & Fasting – The Facts behind the Fads

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anuary. Dark days plus lots of ‘fancy food’ and alcohol have made us feel fat and sludgy. So, bombarded with more dietary information than ever we rush out to spend our gift vouchers on books about ultimate diets and detox plans. But will they really make us healthier or slimmer?

Detoxing

There are numerous ‘detox diets’ that either tell you to restrict or eliminate certain foods, or advocate eating just one type of super food to flush you clean. But many experts say that your body already has the tools it needs to detoxify itself. The kidneys, liver, colon and skin all work together to remove unwanted substances from our body. Much of the detox hype sounds seductively plausible. When we’re told that our bodies are full of undesirable substances that reduce our immunity, slow our metabolism and make us retain water and weight. But the British Dietetic Association has pronounced the concept ‘irrational and unscientific’.

Does it work? You may lose a lot of weight at first, but it can be hard to maintain as you are not fundamentally changing the way you eat. There does seem to be a connection between calorie consumption and lifespan but whether fasting gives the same results as daily moderation has yet to be proved. However if having a couple of semi-fasting days a week doesn’t make you feel ill and you don’t compensate by eating unhealthily on the other days, there’s no harm doing it.

So what should I do? Eat a healthy and varied diet • Choose natural foods not manufactured ones. Eat plenty of vegetables of different colours, moderate amounts of fruit and lean protein. • Avoid sugar as it disrupts your natural appetite control and is known to be highly addictive. Artificial sweeteners may have no calories, but it doesn’t help you to break the habit.

The headaches, fatigue and other symptoms you may experience after a few days on a detox diet are not caused by toxins now released into your bloodstream. • Watch your carbohydrates. Potatoes, bread and In reality, these symptoms are usually caused by your cereal are pretty tasteless without added fat or body reacting to sudden deprivation of a substance sugar and that alone can cause you to take in your body is a little too used to – such as caffeine, sugar more calories than you intended. or alcohol. • Cut out or reduce alcohol. Most experts agree that Fasting a little does no harm, but stick to the unit limits Intentionally going without food is not new. People of 2 per day for women and 3 per day for men. have been fasting for religious purposes for thousands Remember these are limits, not targets! of years and there are long held beliefs that it can improve various medical conditions and general health. • Drink water. Hopefully we all now know this Many of the recent trendy fasting schemes don’t really ask you to fast at all, just to restrict your food intake on certain days or for a short period of time.

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Break Your Bad Beauty Habits I

t’s the start of another new year, which means that there has never been a better time to leave your bad beauty habits behind.

#1 - Sleeping with your make-up on

Never, no matter how tired you are, go to bed with any trace of make-up still on your face. Mascara that hasn’t been removed will quickly dry-out your eyelashes, making them brittle and weak. Last night’s foundation will clog your pores, leaving you prone to nasty break-outs. The Solution - Establish a cleansing routine Make cleansing your face a priority. Dedicate 15 minutes in the evening to your skin: cleanse, tone, moisturise and apply your face and eye creams.

The Solution - Regularly clear-out your make-up bag Mascaras, liquid eyeliners and lip glosses should be Always keep a pack of cleansing wipes next to your bed, thrown away every 3 or 4 months. Foundation is ok so that if you return home after a big night out you can for around 12 months, as are lipsticks and eyeshadows. still attempt to remove some of your make-up.

#4 - Stuck in a make-up rut #2 - Using heat stylers on your hair every day You’ve been applying your make-up the same If you straighten, curl or blow dry your hair every day you will be causing damage to your tresses that could result in split ends, dried-out lengths and dull-looking locks.

The Solution - Try something new Try a new style - maybe sweep your hair up, or use hair accessories to attain a different look. Find products that cater to your needs; if you want straight lengths then use a straightening shampoo and conditioner.

way for as long as you can remember. You haven’t updated the colour of your cosmetics for many years and you’ll only ever buy certain products. It sounds like you’re stuck in a make-up rut. The Solution - Seek a professional opinion The easiest way to break this bad beauty habit is to seek some professional help. Visit any of the top beauty counters in your favourite department store and ask for a make-over. Most consultants will be more than happy to help you find a new look and often this service is free.

You don’t have to say goodbye to your much-loved heat styler altogether. Instead use it more sparingly and ensure that you spritz your hair with a heat protecting #5 - Overlooking your eyebrows Over-plucked brows are as bad as over-grown brows; product first. many women make mistakes when it comes to one #3 - Using make-up that is past its best of their most important facial features. Some plead ignorance, others say they can’t let go, Eyebrows serve as a frame for your eyes and creating but whatever excuse you have for not throwing that the right shape instantly lifts your face and draws ancient mascara away won’t cut it when you hear the attention to your eyes. truth about out-of-date make-up. Although your cosmetics look innocent enough, after being opened they offer a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. And over time, you can end up suffering from some seriously nasty eye infections, skin irritations and blemishes.

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Five ways to make money from your home

Forget cash in the attic – there’s money in every brick, stone or tile of your house, and even in the garden and garage. Katherine Sorrell explains how to make pounds from your property. RENT A ROOM: One in ten homeowners now earns extra cash by letting a spare room to a lodger, according to Santander. You can also rent to commuters, Mondays to Fridays. How much can I make? Average weekly rent from a lodger is around £90, says spareroom.co.uk. Pros: You can make up to £4,250 a year tax-free under the Government’s Rent a Room scheme. A good lodger can be a friend, share the housework and keep an eye on the place when you’re away. Cons: A bad lodger can be a nightmare – in your space, may not pay the rent and hard to remove. Home insurance may go up. Need to know: Obtain references, and have a written agreement about rent, bills and how the house is shared. www.landlordzone.co.uk is a good source of information. You may need permission from your mortgage lender and, if you have one, your leaseholder. Tenants should obtain permission to rent a spare room from the landlord. RUN A B&B: Worth considering if you have a spare room or two and live in a desirable area. How much can I make? Depends on location, number of rooms, quality of accommodation and food. About £35 per room per night is a minimum. Pros: Meet interesting people. Open when it suits you. Cons: Early starts and lots of cooking and cleaning. Upfront costs to convert your home. Then there’s marketing, insurance and book-keeping. Need to know: You may need planning permission, or alterations to meet building regulations. Tell your mortgage lender. Don’t be overly optimistic: start by aiming for a 35-40% occupancy rate. BE A MOVIE LOCATION Your home could be a star. All sorts of properties are used, from council flats to country estates. How much can I make? From about £500 per day for stills photography to £2,500 for a big-budget movie. Pros: Interesting and excellent money. Cons: Not a reliable source of income. Could be lots of disruption, and neighbours may object. Need to know: Most demand is for large houses with good parking within the M25. Signing up with an agency is free, but you’ll pay a commission.

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RENT YOUR PARKING SPACE: Rent your drive or garage to a commuter people attending the theatre or a sports event. Advertise in the local paper or online. How much can I make? You could earn more than £200 a month, depending on your proximity to offices, train/tube stations, stadiums and so on, and what local parking and restrictions there are. Pros: Extra money for very little effort. Cons: Getting rid of someone who stops paying but continues to park could be tricky. Need to know: You can’t rent out a resident permit holder space, and tenants with a parking space can’t rent it out. Draw up a simple contract, tell your home insurer, and check that the parker has insurance in case he damages your property while behind the wheel. RENT OUT THE WHOLE HOUSE You could move out of your property (live with family or friends, or rent somewhere cheap) and turn it into a holiday home in the summer. If you live near a venue for sporting events or festivals you could rent it out to visitors. Or you could even rent it to long-term tenants. How much can I make? Depends on the size and location of your house: a two-bed Cornish cottage, for example, should make more than £500 a week in the summer. Pros: Good money. Cons: Cost of decorating and maintenance. Lots of organisation, from clearing out the house and marketing, to dealing with changeovers. Need to know: Obtain public liability insurance and comply with fire regulations (Visit England’s Pink Book is helpful, at www.visitengland.org). Tell your insurer and declare your income to the taxman.

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Protecting your pipes over winter With the colder weather on the way now is the time to make sure your pipes are properly insulated, especially if you are planning time away from home over Christmas visiting family or jetting off to sunnier climes. I always give my customers the following to make sure they have peace of mind over the colder months.

2. Make sure your loft has sufficient insulation. Pay particular attention to the cold water tank and any pipes.

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ow that January is here it’s a perfect time to start sowing seeds in trays and pots. But how do you make sure that yours germinate and produce seedlings and then plants which thrive and grow well? A shopping list for first time sowers should be: • Good quality seed and cuttings compost. • Some seed half-trays, which are about 5” x 8”. • A heated propagator, a clear propagator lid to go over the trays or a small unheated propagator. • A dibber to make it easy to transplant the seedlings into a new home. • Some small pots into which you can transplant the seedlings. If you buy seed and cuttings compost it’s rarely necessary to sieve it as it has a very fine and even texture. However, if you’re using multi-purpose compost, you’ll need to either break up any lumps carefully with your hands or sieve it. Depending on the types of seeds you have chosen, you will need to sow them at different depths. Some seeds are tiny and are best scattered over the surface. Other seeds are best sown in drills. Once they are in place, in most cases you need to cover them with compost to the required depth. However others germinate best if allowed access to daylight and should be sown on the surface. With these it’s advisable to cover the surface of the tray with cling film to stop it drying out too rapidly. I like to put the seeds in place and then moisten the compost. Place the seed trays in a sink or tray containing about 1cm of water and allow the compost to soak up the water. Once the compost is just moist you should stand the trays in a position where any excess water can drain off. Then, if necessary, put the trays in a heated propagator.

Always watch the seed trays carefully and check them regularly to ensure that the compost is adequately moist. Once the majority of the seedlings have appeared, it’s usually not long before you need to prick them out. Generally this is carried out when the first true leaves appear. When the seedling first comes above ground you will see the ‘seed leaves’ which are relatively sturdy looking and rounded in shape. Then above this come the first true leaves which are typical of that particular plant. When pricking out, handle the seedlings very carefully, never by their stems or true leaves, but always by the seed leaves. Before you start to ease them out, make sure that the compost is adequately moist, so that the roots move readily without damage and that you have already prepared pots for transfer. To avoid rotting, always transplant seedlings so that they are at the same depth as they were in the seed tray. If you find that your seedlings have become rather leggy and drawn, this is usually because they’re not receiving enough natural light; move the trays onto a south or west facing windowsill. Visit Pippa’s website www.pippagreenwood.com for a great range of gardening items including ‘Grow Your Own with Pippa Greenwood’. Choose the veg you’d like to grow and they’re sent to you ready to plant, accompanied by weekly advice emails from Pippa.

When it comes to watering the seeds, use mains water as water butts may harbour some of the disease-causing organisms which cause damping off, the fatal condition where the seedlings appear to suddenly flop and keel over.

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How will you attract more For a small business, making the most of your advertising With 10 years of publishing experience, Matthew Arnold, Managing Director of RH Uncovered, has worked with local businesses of all shapes and sizes. Here he shares his top tips on how to decide where to advertise your business... We don’t want you to make a snap decision on advertising with us. Why? Because we care. For most businesses, advertising in RH Uncovered would be a really smart thing to do, but we’re not going to pretend that it is for every single business. When deciding how to spend your advertising budget, it’s crucial you consider the three M’s: 1) Who’s your market? Who is your product or service aimed at? In other words, who do you RH2 want to buy what you’re selling? Building up a RH7 RH6 clear and detailed picture of who you’re RH19 RH10 targeting is the vital first step before you RH18 decide anything else. 2) What’s your message?

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Once you’ve defined who you want to do business with, you need to understand what you want to SAY to them. What’s your message? You’ll want to communicate who you are and what you do, but it can also be beneficial to communicate why you do what you do too. 3) What’s the best media for your message and market? Once you’ve got your market and message sorted, then and only then should you be thinking about the media you use to target the right people with your message.

Think about where your target market hang out and what sorts of media they consume; and choose a media that is most likely to get your message in front of them. Typically we find that the media we offer – our community magazines and websites – is perfect for a large percentage of businesses – that is why we retain over 85%* of all customers each month, and an impressive 93%* of our customers when seasonal adverts are accounted for; but we understand that advertising with us is not for everyone. (* Figures taken from bookings for 2015)

If you’re a big corporate, looking to build relationships with other corporates, then RH Uncovered is probably not for you. If the main thing you want to do is make contact with other businesses, there may well be better things you could be doing. However, if you’re looking to reach people within a specific local area who have an interest or need in your product or service, then the chances are that advertising with us will be a fantastic way to do it. And we’re not going to pretend that we’re the only magazine your business could feature in, but we are confident that if you’re looking to increase sales and conversions, RH Uncovered can help you achieve it. Matthew Arnold

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LOCAL customers in 2016? budget is often the difference between thriving and failing. Once you’ve decided that a magazine is the medium for you, the next question is: what do you need to be looking out for when choosing a magazine to advertise in? 1) How is it distributed? Trust us, this bit’s important. Lots of community magazines are “distributed” via Pick up Points; in other words, the magazines are all left in a particular place for the public to pick up when they pass it. Alternatively, the magazine will be delivered door to door; which in our view is far more effective. Pick up Points rely on a lot of luck to get your message into the hand of your prospects; door to door delivery leaves nothing to chance.

Since we have been advertising in RH Uncovered we seem to have reached out to the local people that we were hoping to reach.. From the very start we have had a steady flow of enquiries, so keep up the good work!

Ray Pollard, Unbeatable Conservatories

2) What’s in the magazine?

Naturally, magazine content varies; and it’s important to ensure that the magazine you’re advertising in contains content that resonates with your target customer. If it doesn’t, then the chances of it getting the regular readership you need to make your adverts work are greatly diminished. 3) How confident are you in the publisher? Let’s break this down. You’re paying the publisher money to do a good job for you and understandably, you’ll be really keen to make sure you’re handing your money over to a reputable business.

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We are delighted with the results of our advertising campaigns,

that have significantly increased local public awareness of our company and as a direct result have increased our turnover.

We shall certainly keep the RH Uncovered magazines in our advertising portfolio. Paul & Jean Cunningham of KBB Designs, Redhill.

When you’re looking for a publisher to advertise with, we recommend doing your research.

• Do they have good testimonials? • Are they approved by Trading Standards?

The more time you put in, the more likely it is you’ll get the right publisher for you. 4) How do you know the magazine actually gets there? We don’t want to scaremonger; but the fact of the matter is that there are some magazines that will take your money and not deliver your advertisement. They might not even print the magazine. To combat that risk, it’s a good idea to get proof of print and distribution; so that you can be sure your advert has actually landed. 5) Know your numbers Cost is vital – you need to know how many people will see your advert, and work out the cost per thousand. Some magazines may seem very cheap; but when you break down how many people actually see the ad, you’re paying peanuts and getting monkeys (and not of the financial kind!)

If you’d like to talk to one of our experts and get some advice on the right advertising medium for you, all you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call on 01342 718348

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Worried about your child’s diet?

You’re not alone. According to a recent survey*, 75% of us parents worry whether our children’s meals are nutritional enough. If you’ve started the New Year with a fresh approach to getting your family eating healthier, we’ve uncovered all you need to know, to start feeling more in control! Getting 5-a-day Making sure we, and our growing children get the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables, a day can seem like a daunting task. But, by swapping unhealthy sugary snacks, like chocolate bars, crisps and sweets, for a tasty fruit salad, is just one easy way of doing this. Also by reducing tea-time portions of family favourite dishes and piling plates with salad and fresh veg (this should take up a third of our plates) will also fill up hungry tummies, with green goodness and brain-fuel! Too much salt Did you know that too much salt can raise blood pressures and lead to heart disease and strokes? As salt is in 75% of the everyday food we eat (like cereals, bread and ready meals), it’s time to start checking those labels and enjoying home-cooking from scratch, to ensure we know exactly what we and our children are eating.

The recommended daily salt intake for children is 2g for 1-3 year olds, 3g for 4-6 year olds, 5g for 7-10 year olds and 6g for all those aged 11 and over. Sugar? I’m sweet enough With the recent discussions on sugar tax, the sweet stuff has firmly been thrown into the spotlight. But, just how much is too much? In the last year alone, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), which advises Public Health England on nutrition, found that many of us consume at least double the recommended daily limit, with the main culprits being; sweetened drinks, cereal, confectionery, fruit juice, and sugar added at the table. The experts suggest we only require 5% of our daily energy intake to come from sugar, which is the equivalent of five sugar cubes for 4-6 year olds, six sugar cubes for 7 to 10 year olds, and seven sugar cubes for 11 year olds onwards. Not only is cutting back, better for our health, but also our teeth too! Breakfast: the most important meal of the day Over the last few years, many local schools have introduced breakfast clubs, to make sure our children start the day properly, fully alert and are ready for a day of learning. It has been proven that children and teenagers who eat breakfast have more energy, do better in school and will make healthier food choices throughout the day. If your morning breakfast routine feels chaotic, have a chat to your child’s school, about their low-cost breakfast clubs! *Survey by Little Dish (a healthy children’s chilled food brand) in 2014.

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Enjoying numbers & maths for over 30 years! Experienced & Friendly Tutor from Horley

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Red Onion Soup With Melting Gruyere Croutons After all the indulgence and expense of Christmas and the New Year, this hearty soup is the perfect antidote. Ideal for a warming winter lunch or supper it’s simple to make, tastes delicious and doesn’t cost a fortune.

Serves 4 - Ready in 1½ hours

Instructions

• 2 tbsp olive oil • 15g butter • 650g small red onions, peeled and thinly sliced • 2 tsp brown sugar • 1 tbsp flour • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard • 1.2litres beef or vegetable stock • Few sprigs fresh thyme, plus extra to garnish • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 8 thin slices day old French bread • 75g Gruyere cheese, grated

1. Heat the oil and butter in a large, deep heavy-based saucepan until the butter is sizzling. Add all the sliced onions and cook very gently over a low heat for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. 2. Sprinkle over the sugar and cover and cook for a further 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are very soft and golden. 3. Stir in the flour and half the mustard and cook for 1 minute, then gradually stir in the stock. Add the thyme sprigs, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper (see Tip) and bring to the boil. 4. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust the seasoning to taste. 5. Lightly toast the slices of French bread on one side. Spread the untoasted sides with the rest of the mustard and top with the grated Gruyere cheese. Pop under a hot grill for 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling. 6. Ladle the soup into warmed bowls and top each with two hot Gruyere croutons. Serve immediately garnished with thyme sprigs.

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FOOD AND DRINK

Join us at

Centre Cafe Rowfant for an English Breakfast Lunch or a Hot Meal

Just five minutes drive from The Duke’s Head roundabout and Crawley Down Village, Centre Cafe offers great food for Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch. Free parking available, plenty of seats inside or outside on our picnic benches. Alternativley you can order ahead and collect your order.

We are proud to have a five star food hygiene rating and our meat is sourced locally.

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Volunteer 2016 It’s a sad fact that most of us are touched in some way by cancer. It may be a family member, neighbour or someone at work and it can be really hard to cope – not just with the routine of hospital visits and treatment but with the emotional strain and worry. Sometimes the practical tasks – shopping, cooking, even driving - can be just overwhelming. A Brigitte Trust volunteer can help, offering respite for a carer and the opportunity to share some of the many feelings and concerns serious illness can bring. Our volunteers support people facing any life-threatening condition when it’s increasingly hard to cope at home. Come and join one of our new Volunteer Introductory sessions in January and meet some of our current volunteers and trainers. January 12th 7pm – 9.30pm and January 14th 10am – 12.30pm Volunteers visit the same client for four hours weekly and build up relationships at a time when routines are often dictated by medical needs. Sitting and listening can be the most valuable help of all. We are often told how our volunteers really make a difference, not only by the families but by the medical teams, who can see the real need for support at home. Please call Sharon today on 01306 881816 to book your place. www.brigittetrust.org.


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We urgently need some help in all sorts of ways: Can you offer some help in perhaps Administration, Fundraising, Maintenance, cleaning, helping at meetings or even becoming a uniformed Leader? If so: Please help us and contact: John Marsh on 01342 714243 or 07802 231696 or email john.7wood@btinternet.com


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uying a second-hand car is rubbish, right? It’s an experience that very few actually relish. I hate it, and I work on cars for a living!

According to statistics, us Britons spend an average of 27 hours looking for the right used motor. Those stats also say that after devoting more than a day of our lives agonising over it, more than 66% of us aren’t happy with our final purchase. A survey has shown that over half of the used cars purchased have left the new owner feeling that they have paid too much for it. As many as 30% saying that it didn’t drive very well, and 20% saying that it needed more work doing to it than was expected. Now that last statistic surprises me as, with alarming regularity, we often see customers that have just bought a car only to find that a light has suddenly popped up on the dashboard, or that it needs a fair amount of work doing to it. I would have said it would have been much higher. There is every chance that buyers are often lulled into a false sense of security by the words “One year’s MOT”. That isn’t a certificate to say that there is nothing wrong with the car, it just means that it meets VOSA’s minimum standards for roadworthiness. The MOT is a funny old thing, with many strange and questionable rules, but that’s not my point. My point is that an MOT test is a very basic procedure, an almost entirely visual inspection, with no dismantling involved. For example, the front brakes could be completely worn out, but if you can’t see them through the wheels, or from underneath, and they pull up okay in the brake rollers, then the car gets an MOT pass. Oil can be leaking from the engine and this doesn’t even get a look in, unless the MOT tester feels like mentioning it.

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So, first lesson of the day is not to be seduced by the potential purchase having 12 months test on it. Second lesson, and quite possibly the most important one, is don’t be afraid to take the car to your local garage or trusted mechanic before parting with any pennies. Think about it like this: even if the garage charges you an hour’s labour, which they aren’t likely to do anyway, they can highlight any potential problems that might arise in the immediate future. This arms you with the knowledge of exactly what you’re buying. If something obvious is going to need doing, you can either use this to get a price reduction, ask the vendor to get it rectified before you buy it, or walk away. Obviously cars are cars, they go wrong and not everything can be predicted. But generally a car that hasn’t been well maintained, or one that is ‘likely’ to be a nightmare can often be spotted by a welltrained eye. So if you’re buying a car, don’t be afraid to ask the vendor if you (or they) can take it to the garage of your choosing for them to have a look at it. If they are genuine, they won’t have any real reason to say no. If they do say no, that’s probably a clear enough message for you to walk away. For the price of an hour’s labour, it’s cheaper than being hit with a huge repair bill a month down the line. Because, believe it or not, no garage worth their salt likes to have to tell their customer that the car that they have just bought already needs a load of money spending on it. Like I said the other month, prevention is better than cure. By Ben Morley

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