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No. 20 January – March 2013

Hey that’s my owld bike! Recycling – Fun Art to fuel and fertiliser

WIN a special piece of art by Alan Williams


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January – March 2013

Page 4 Caring 4 Directory Page 5 WIN a special piece of art by Alan Williams Page 5-8 Caring 4 Us – Giving rubbish a new lease of life

Page 9-12 Sussex Farmhouse Meals Page 18 Caring 4 Brainpower – books and puzzles

From the Editor Of course I recycle. I believe those of us of a certain age always did, we just didn’t have a name for it. We rinsed our milk and soft drink bottles daily, placing them on the step for collection and re-filling. Worn out old jumpers, other textiles and all unwanted old metal items were saved until the street cry came of ‘Rag and Bones’ from ‘totters’ who would often give us a fair price for our trouble, while Dad rushed out with a shovel to recycle the horse’s manure for the roses! Very little carbon footprint there too, I am guessing.

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We carefully unwrapped our gifts, smoothing out the paper to re-use again, and better quality empty boxes were often covered ready to fill with chocolates or sweets as a bespoke present for the next birthday occasion. The sewing tin was often an ancient biscuit tin, probably collectable nowadays –watch out for the ones without bar codes. We foraged around jumble sales looking for the unusual, quirky or just a nice book. Now this activity tends to be in charity shops, where I chuckle to myself over whether that handbag is retro/vintage or just plain naff!





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The growing popularity of buying new and used goods in our charity shops supports good causes at the same time, which I believe gives us a bit of a ‘feel good factor’. I hope you enjoy reading our feature about the many ways of being ‘green’ and of course pass the magazine on to someone else to read before recycling it – and here’s a thought – would a couple who have collected retro china wish to part or stay together for the sake of the kitsch?

Booming Marvels by Wendy Greene To be a baby boomer Was to be a low consumer. Nothing went to waste You never binned in haste. The pig bin in the kitchen Was to put leftover food in, But only then, it’s true, If unfit for a stew. No outer leaves were ever lost They’d end up in my Dad’s compost. We’d get our eggs from hens Kept in back garden pens. We podded our own peas.

And the winners were…

We had no means to freeze.

In our last issue we gave you three chances to win prizes. S. Collier of Worthing won two tickets to Dirty Dancing, Mrs C Sullivan of Worthing and Mrs D Bartup of Brighton each received a pack of greetings cards by Wendy Henwood and Mr G Freeman of Worthing will be going to an event at Indigo Restaurant in 2013. Well done to all our winners and thank you to everyone who entered. If you didn’t win but would like to hear about forthcoming events at Indigo, call 01903 230451 to join their mailing list. Do let them know you’re a Caring4Sussex reader.

Mum’s job was home and family So we could live quite cheaply. She’d knit and sew and bake, Make marmalade and cake. She’d lay the fire with coal Delivered down a hole By a coalman with a sack Held high upon his back. The ash became our path. A tin tub was our bath. We used a wooden stool To play at shops and school. No Xbox or PlayStation We had imagination.

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Any any any old stainless steel Meet Alan Williams our cover artist

Our cover Artist, Alan Williams, is a man with a mission. He’s searching for stainless steel cutlery for his next big sculpture. Alan, who is currently exhibiting at Worthing Museum, just can’t find enough of it. He doesn’t only use cutlery for his creations – bicycle parts, tools, skips and all manner of unlikely items are recycled into works of art. “I love the nature of the material,” says Alan, “and I’m inspired by the shape and texture of the items I find.” Alan studied 3D crafts at Brighton University and still lives in the city. His love of animals and insects began in childhood, so it was a logical

step to use them as the subject of his work. “I’ve always been fascinated by them,” he says, “and I try to recreate the qualities and personalities that people can relate to.” It’s every artist’s dream to be commissioned by someone famous, and given the choice, Alan tells us he’d love to do a piece for Tim Burton, the film director who brought us such gems as Edward Scissorhands. And what would it be? “Definitely The Kraken. It’s a mythical giant sea monster – I’d love to do that.” In his leisure time, Alan enjoys fantasy art, and work by local artists working in and inspired by Sussex. From time to time, Alan has to take a break from his beloved sculptures to do industrial metal work, which pays his bills. Luckily the skills from his art are transferable, though the jobs can be ‘a bit boring’. It does mean, though, that once back in the studio he is bursting with ideas for more projects. Next summer, Alan’s work can be seen at the Botanic Gardens in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. Do look out for them if you’re taking a day trip or holiday on the island during July or August.

The gardens have a new look, with inter-active activities for visitors, so could be well worth a visit. You can see Alan’s sculptures at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery until 23rd February or visit his website www.alanwilliamsmetalartist. com

Name that rhino WIN a prize Alan’s offering one of his small metal creations to the reader suggesting the best name for his rhino. It’s made from a skip and can be seen at Worthing Museum. The winning name will be the one Alan feels best suits the character of his rhino. Write your answer on a postcard and send it, together with your contact details, to Caring 4 Sussex Rhino Competition, D4 Yeoman Gate, Yeoman Way, Worthing BN13 3QZ – or email to edit@ putting “rhino comp” in the subject box – to arrive by Monday 11th March. Only one entry per household – and don’t forget to include a daytime phone number.



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Greene on green Wendy Greene looks at how we’re getting more from our rubbish Re-use, reclaim or recycle? That is the question. What may be rubbish to you could be someone else’s treasure or raw material. For years rubbish was just something to throw in the bin, but in the past decade we have become aware that landfill is no longer an option and the earth’s supply of materials is finite – and we’re running out.

How can I help? Charity shops have been doing a fantastic job of redistributing clothing, ornaments, toys and much more. Sadly they also receive bagloads of utter rubbish, usually left outside overnight despite requests not to do so. This cuts into their profits as they may have to hire a commercial bin to have it removed. The questions to ask, before donating, are ‘Would I wear it? Would I give it as a gift? Am I happy to be seen donating it?’ No? Then don’t give it. You need a plan B. Rags, mobile phones and spectacles can be recycled at special collection points. Boots has

a battery collection box, and non-perishable food is welcome at food banks run by charities for those in crisis or homeless. Garden refuse, glass, paper items and card can be recycled and metal can be scrapped.

What can I put in my recycle bin? This varies from one council to another – and they’re not just being awkward. Materials collected need to be sold on to cover cost and, where possible, make a profit for the benefit of the town. Plastic drinks bottles (without the lids) are generally accepted, but many people don’t realise that by putting all plastics in their bins – yoghourt pots, sandwich boxes, unwashed items etc – they are actually contaminating the entire load. It’s vital that you read the guidelines and stick to them for the system to work. If in doubt – ask your refuse collectors.

What is my council doing to improve recycling? All our Sussex Councils are working on our behalf to cut cost, landfill and emissions. Paul Willis of Adur and

Worthing tells me he is delighted the number of recycling households has increased from 10% to 40% over twelve years. New developments to turn waste into fuel and soil conditioner will soon be available. This will include food waste, which attracts vermin in landfill, and even disposable nappies which currently can take decades to biodegrade. Brighton now has an incinerator which processes rubbish to produce heat which can be used. But as Holly at the depot explains, “We must be aware of the cost and amount of energy we use in dealing with rubbish. Otherwise we could have a negative effect.” Chichester is reducing landfill usage through the new Biffa facility which aims to use ‘black bag’ rubbish to produce an alternative to fossil fuels – Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF). In turn this will reduce the financial penalties levied on waste sent to landfill while lowering carbon emissions. This method of sorting and treatment uses a

combination of technologies already successful in Germany. Biodegradable waste and metal are separated from paper and plastic materials. The metal is recycled, paper and plastic is turned into RDF, and biodegradable waste is broken down by bacteria in enclosed containers through a process known as anaerobic digestion. As fans of The Archers already know, this produces two main products, Biogas – a methanerich renewable form of natural gas, and Digestate – a compost like material. They say ‘where there’s muck there’s brass’ and it’s good to know that, with a little care from all of us, what we consider to be rubbish can take on a whole new lease of life.

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Whether you run a company, work on a computer or simply use one at home, you must be aware of the ongoing cost of ink. Many company emails now bear a footer telling you not to print the message if at all avoidable. Then there’s the cost to the environment, in plastic used for the cartridges as well as in disposal. If you simply throw away your cartridges, they will go into incinerators or landfill sites.

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The Art of Recycling Hoddy of Sussex-based Textile Arts Forum, revive the art of making something beautiful out of off-cuts and old clothes. Chris Brown has invented a novel use for glass dishes, bottles and bowls.

Seeds of success

One person’s rubbish is another person’s art material. Throughout Sussex, we have many talented craftsmen using recycled materials to produce fabulous items, as seen on our front cover. Strangely there are two metal artists with similar names – our cover artist, Alan Williams from Brighton and Alan Tobias

Williams who crafted the metal horse on the roundabout by Worthing Pier. Worthing stained glass teacher Some artists use driftwood from the beach, while quilters, like Linda

A local environmentally educational event has proved so successful that organisers are preparing to do it all over again on February 9th. In 2012, Transition Towns Worthing organised a Seed Swap at Oak Grove College in The Boulevard, Worthing. The event included advice on subjects as diverse as breadmaking, composting, tool maintenance and much more. Experts were on hand to give advice on saving seeds and growing vegetables, and a tasty stew was made from local ingredients.

Says Lisa Leach, one of the event organisers, “It was very encouraging to see people coming with their own saved seed. And it was great to hear success stories of things grown from last year’s seeds. An increase in local people growing some of their own food can only be a good thing.” If you’d like to get involved, or want more details, contact organisers Claire Hunt or Barbara Shaw for more details, transitionworthing@

Smoothing out the probate process Philip Lansberry, Director of Spofforths Private Client Services, can help to smooth the path following bereavement. He understands the issues many families face when dealing with probate procedures. Although a Will confirms who’s entitled to the assets in an estate there are still other important matters to consider. Debts and funeral expenses have to be paid, so cash is needed, but the Bank will freeze the account. Inheritance tax also needs to be paid if the estate is worth over £325,000, but should all the tax be paid up front or by instalments? And the extra tax reliefs which can be claimed to reduce the inheritance tax bill must not be overlooked. Personal possessions should be sorted, valued and then distributed. Any property will have to be readied for sale unless someone wishes to keep it? Running costs such as insurance and energy bills must also be settled until it is sold or rent paid until the keys can be returned to the landlord. Shares and investments must be valued for probate, inheritance tax and capital gains tax. Executors should remember they are liable to income tax on any income received by the estate and so are the beneficiaries once that income is distributed to them. Executors can also find themselves liable for capital gains tax if they sell assets at a profit. HMRC require completion of a number of tax forms including a return for the period to the death. Creditors have to be advertised for and beneficiaries checked up on to ensure they are not bankrupt. When the estate is nearing completion accurate financial accounts must be prepared and approved by everyone involved. Unsold assets will need to be transferred to beneficiaries, property through the Land Registry, shares by company registrars and so on. There may be a trust to be set up over the family home or for infant children once all the bills have been paid or monies to be invested by trustees. And just think how much more there will be to do if there is no Will!

Please contact Philip on 01403 253282 for advice on managing probate. Spofforths can organise home or hospital visits.

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Daring to be different There are some surprising people at The Shelley

There is many a secret that a resident has brought into our home over the years. An outstanding career, a hobby or just a passion that has brought fame, if not fortune. Often their past has been forgotten or considered no longer important. There have been residents who were accomplished

musicians – a violinist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, an organist at St Paul’s Cathedral – a ballet dancer who pirouetted in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance, a nurse who worked alongside celebrated surgeon Sir John Peel at Kings College Hospital,

a couture gown maker to the Royal Family and many a celebrity. Occupations held by other residents have included code breaker at Bletchley Park, engineer for a Formula One racing team and head of recruitment at the European Atomic Agency, while one published a fictional book and another spent 45 years in the Diplomatic Service. Some have OBEs and MBEs. But it’s not all about what they’ve done, it’s all about what they want to do now. Today their lives are a little more relaxing – watercolour painting, poetry, model making, even the occasional cruise is more the norm. At The Shelley we believe we go one step further, changing the way you’ll look at care.

Warm and cosy, providing a positive and stimulating environment, we believe that our activities both enhance and stimulate, while creating a sense of enjoyment and independence. There’s plenty on offer to keep our residents occupied, and nurture the hidden talents, wishes or desires in our midst. Our approach to activities comes back to relationship-centred care and listening to each resident’s life story, as individual tastes and interests vary greatly. 2013 will include some very original, exciting and personalised activities. We realise that everyone has their own talent, their own wishes. We are all different. At the Shelley we are just more different than the rest.

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Caring 4 You

Your home could be sold to fund care home fees “We have worked hard all our lives to leave something for our children and grandchildren. Why should the Local Authority get it all?” It pays to plan in advance, says Glenys Laws at CLS If you have to go into care and you have assets that total more than £23,250 (including the value of your home), you will have to fund your care in full. A care home could cost £500-£800 a week or more. The reality is that your children could end up with very little. Although care might seem only a distant possibility right now, there are important steps you should take now to protect your home.

Married Couples If you and your husband/wife currently have ‘Mirror Wills’ or ‘Joint Wills’ you risk leaving

your share of your home to your husband/wife for it simply to be swallowed up in care home fees. A legal trust arrangement within your Will could save your family tens of thousands of pounds and ensure your hard earned wealth passes to those you choose.

Widowed/Single The options available to you to protect your home are fewer and it is vital you act now. “I’m protected, I’ve signed my house over to my children” Have you considered what will happen if your child/

children experience marital difficulties and your home forms part of a divorce settlement? What will happen if your child/ children experience financial difficulties and enter bankruptcy? Did you know that Capital Gains Tax is payable on second homes, meaning a potentially huge tax bill when your home is eventually sold by your children?

protect your home and savings to ensure that you pass as much as possible to your loved ones.

For a free informal consultation at home, or for more information, call Glenys Laws on 01903 200982 or 07931 512448

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When you reach an age or condition where you need care in your home, or if you are seeking care for a relative, it is easy to assume it will be expensive and outside of your control. Now there’s an alternative that not only puts you in control, but enables you to choose the qualified carer that suits you best at a fraction of the cost. Care-Link works in a similar way to a dating agency – it is not a care agency. Initially you register free with Care-Link,

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‘seen and not heard’ approach. It is vitally important that the person receiving care is able to build a good relationship with the care provider and feel comfortable having people in the home they treasure and have often lived in for an extensive period of time.” Hazel and Mike have developed a service to assist care providers – who can earn £10-£12 an hour – and those needing care who can save up to 45% of normal care costs. All payments can be made online, which is helpful when another member of the family is dealing with finances. If you are a care worker looking for private clients or you require the services of a personal carer, you can find full details as well as terms and conditions at www. or you can call 01243 381322. Care-Link is a member of DSA.

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Support your local writers A Picture of the South Downs – Art in the National Park by Terry and Christine Timblick Published in hardback by Halsgrove. Price £34.99 Described as ‘profusely illustrated in colour throughout’, this celebration of the creation of the South Downs National Park in 2011 includes many leading artists working in the area in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with examples of their work. The bulk of the book is about contemporary artists and their paintings or other forms of manual depiction of Downland scenery, motivated by our lovely diverse area. The rich tapestry showcases the work of nearly 40

Chichester – A Walk in the City by Sue Finniss and John Elliott Published in hardback by Spire Books Ltd, Price £22.95

selected artists who work within the National Park, interpreting scenes from countryside, village and town. Christine and Terry Timblick have talked to them in their studios and discovered what inspires their Downland visions and the methods they use to transfer these ideas into pictures. If you love the Downs, this is a book to delight you – if you’re an artist, you’ll be inspired.

Chichester is a delightful city, boasting excellence in The Arts and Theatre, education and heritage as well as a superb shopping centre. It is a major cathedral city with a dramatic cathedral and other architecturally important buildings in the Close. Chichester – a Walk in the City attempts to capture the spirit of style is precise and descriptive. this heritage by mixing pictures John Elliott is an architectural and words. historian and publisher. This Sue Finniss is a watercolour Complete the grid. Each row, line and book is a fusion of their talents. artist of some distinction. Her

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Can you spare 4 hours a week? Becoming a volunteer with The Friends of Worthing Hospital will help make your local hospital special. Volunteers are needed to help with the running of our Hospital shops The West wing shop and coffee bar is open 6 days a week The Cafeteria in the main entrance is open 5 days a week The trolley shop provides afternoon service on the wards Profits from the sales within these shops have already helped fund some much needed high-tech equipment We are now raising money for our CT Scanner appeal launched this year to celebrate our 60 years.

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Caring 4 Sussex - Issue 20 - Jan-Mar 2013  

Caring 4 Sussex - Issue 20 - Jan-Mar 2013

Caring 4 Sussex - Issue 20 - Jan-Mar 2013  

Caring 4 Sussex - Issue 20 - Jan-Mar 2013