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Littlehampton • Lancing • Shoreham • Southwick • Steyning • Storrington • Arundel • Findon

Everyone’s local magazine

July 2011

A feast of fun for summer Meet our winning cover artist


Our Cover Art Competition – meet one of the winners Christine paints mostly in acrylics, but loves to try a variety of media. She’s particularly inspired by birds and the Art Deco period. Congratulations to Christine. And look out for our joint winner, artist Pete Slight, on the August cover.

Our cover artist, Christine Davies is a comparative newcomer to the arts scene, but her bright colours and bold designs mean she’s certainly getting noticed. Christine began painting five years ago when she retired, and joined a series of classes with Jane Denman at Skyblue Art based in Worthing. “I’d always been interested in painting, but never had the confidence to make a start,” she told us. “These classes helped me realise a long held ambition.”

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July 2011

4 July Diary – the Essential Guide to what’s happening locally 6 Essential Events – from dragon boats to the Bard – with a chance to win tickets for Acorn Antiques 8 Essential Eating – we’ve found a great new place for coffee and chat and Sauces Wordsearch 10 Essential Pets – getting your dog neutered and flea treatment for your cat

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The EFK Club – cool summer stuff for kids Essential Experts – the best advice in town Essential Health – how to avoid holiday tummy Essential Directory and Sudoku Essential Care – the very best in residential and home care Dr Sarah has the last word

From the Editor Roll up! Roll up! For some of us the summer months mean a chance to enjoy all the fun of the fair – and judging by all those carousels, dodgems, Ferris wheels and scary gravity defying rides setting up in parks and seafronts all over the area, we’re in for a fun time. If you like that sort of thing. I must confess, however, to being a bit of a fairground wimp. It all started when I was about eight, and a young friend of mine – obviously blessed with nerves of steel – dared me to accompany her on the Ghost Train. I spent the whole ride doubled up in the seat with my hands firmly clamped over my eyes in case I saw anything remotely nasty. In those days it was probably incredibly tame, but it finished me off, I can tell you – and I’ve never ventured on one since. Then there was the memorable occasion at Battersea Fun Fair in my twenties, when a boyfriend with no thought for the consequences persuaded me to go on the Waltzer with him. (Do you see a pattern emerging here?) It sounded quite sedate and elegant – and, of course, there wouldn’t be any ghosts, so I gave it a whirl, literally. But I had reckoned without the face-flattening g-force, stark terror and ensuing nausea. Once these were factored into the equation, I wasn’t quite so keen, but by then it was too late.




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It was The End for me and fairgrounds. Ever since that day I’ve stayed firmly on the ground, watching other people apparently getting a real buzz out of having their insides turned upside down. But, of course, fairgrounds are not just about defying gravity and proving to your friends how tough you are. The food on offer, if you can keep it down, is just fantastic. Candy floss and toffee apples? Now you’re talking!





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The Essential Guide to Every Friday Southwick & Shoreham Country Market, Porter Room, Southwick Community Centre, 9.15 -11am. Homemade cakes, plants, fresh eggs, honey, handmade crafts and gifts.

Saturday July 2 Angmering Chorale Concert, Arundel Cathedral, 7.30pm. Works by Alexander L’Estrange and Bob Chilcott – with The Alexander L’Estrange Quintet, St Hugh of Lincoln School choir and Shoreham Academy Singers. Tickets £12.50 on 01243 554501 or from chorale members.

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Wednesday July 6 Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club, Queen Street Centre, Queen Street, Worthing, 7.30pm. Featuring Andrew Nix in concert. Admission £6. Free parking. Refreshments, raffle. Call 01903 691888 for more details.

Wednesday July 6 Free One-Day Fostering Course, Charmandean Centre, Worthing, 10am – 3pm. Find out more about the benefits of fostering. Certificate on

Fun Day, Maybridge Keystone Centre, Goring, 10am – 4pm. Event celebrating the 1st anniversary of the Youth Centre and the 10th Anniversary of Worthing Community Partnership. Stalls, music, bouncy castle, Zumba, face painting, custom cars, BBQ, buggy burn up, raffle and lots more.

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Book launch party for the release of Bringing Up Brits: Expat parents raising crosscultural children in Britain, Coast, Beach Parade BN11 2ES, 5-7pm. Meet the author and buy a signed copy of the book.

Together. Tickets £3 to include

place, call Blue Sky Fostering on 0845 607 6697 or email For more details visit www.

Friday July 8 Round the Clock, Emmanuel Church Centre Hall, St Michael’s Road, (off Heene Road), 2.15pm. 24 hours of music

programme and refreshments, from choir members or on the door. For more details, call Rosemary on 01903 242171 or email rosemary@

Saturday July 9

Sunday July 10

Open Garden Day, Cortis Avenue, Broadwater, 10am – 4pm. It’s Worthing’s new secret garden – with practical advice on fruit tree planting and growing from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Admission free, no need to book. For more information, email cortisavewildlife@gmail. com or call 07968 574 910.

High Salvington Windmill Summer Fete, Furze Road, High Salvington, from 2pm. Traditional fete with Morris dancers, stalls, bric-a-brac, children’s activities and refreshments. Guided tours of the Windmill, granary and wind pump.

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Thursday July 14 Spirit of Summer, Lancing Parish Hall, 7.30pm. Concert presented by the Rowland Singers. Call 01903 238792 for tickets.

Worthing & District Cats Protection Summer Fayre, Ferring Village Hall, 10am – 12noon. For more information visit

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Thursday July 14

Goring Gardening Society Summer Show, St Mary’s Church Hall, Goring, 2.30 4.15pm. Classes for flowers, plants, fruit, vegetables, cookery and hobbies. Raffle and lottery game. Refreshments. Admission for non members 50p, children free.

Friday July 15

West Sussex Writers’ Club, the Barn, Field Place, 7.30 – 10pm. Guest speaker Stella Porter (U3A) on story-telling. Members £3, guests/non-members £5. For more details, visit www.

KESTRO – Worthing Stroke Club, Goring UR Church Hall, Shaftesbury Avenue, Goring 2pm. Speaker Keith Moss from the Stroke Association. For those who have had a stroke and their carers. For more information, call Vic 240688 or visit

Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10 Goring Open Gardens, 52 Channel View, Brook Barn Way and 29 Harvey Road. 1-5pm. Entrance fee £4 for the two. In aid of worthwhile charities through the National Garden Scheme. Refreshments. and www.

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Sunday July 10 Sophie’s Zumbathon, Goring Cricket Ground, Fernhurst Drive, BN12 4AR, 10am – 1pm. Great music for bopping along, stalls, raffle, bouncy castle and lots more. For more details, call Trish on 07875 235174.

Motown & Soul Classics Dance Party, Highdown Hotel, Goring, BN12 6PF (A259), 9pm – 1am (last admission 10.45pm). 60s, 70s and 80s dance music for discerning over 30s. Air conditioned. Admission £7. Dress code very smart casual (no T shirts or trainers). For more information,

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Saturday July 16 Inclusive Arts Fun and Fitness Day, Heene Gallery, 106 Heene Road, 1pm - 5pm. ‘Fiesta-Fit’ and ‘Rockstar-Fit’ sessions, refreshments, raffle. Admission £7(adults) £3 (children). All proceeds to St Barnabas House. Call 01903 263470 for more details.

Sunday July 17 Open Day and Fun Dog Show, Adur Recreation Ground, Brighton Road, Shoreham, BN43 5LT, 11.30am – 4pm. Doggy Dash, raffle, tombola, beer tent and lots more. Admission free. Parking £2. Call 01273 440856 for more details.

Saturday July 23 Country & Western Afternoon, Caer Gwent, Downview Road, Worthing, 2.30 – 4.30pm. Line dancing, Western style music and refreshments. Lots of stalls, games, children’s lucky dip. Entrance £2.50.

Saturday July 23 Open House and Garden Party, Quaker Meeting House, 34 Mill Road, 2.30 – 4.30pm. Traidcraft, bric a brac, plant stalls, Quaker exhibition, circle dancing, garland making, treasure hunt and teas. Admission free. Free parking in West Avenue.

Saturday July 23

Worthing Astronomical Society, Emmanuel URC Church Hall, off Heene Road, 7.30pm. Talk by Dr Robin Gorman on the Transit of Venus 2012. Visitors £3.

Findon Valley Fun and Fitness Day, All Saints Church, Cissbury Drive, 1pm - 6pm. ‘Fiesta-Fit’ and ‘Rockstar-Fit’ sessions, refreshments, raffle. Admission £7(adults) £3 (children). All proceeds to St Barnabas House. Call 01903 263470 for more details.

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Monday July 18

Spirit of Summer, Emmanuel URC Church, 7.30pm. Concert presented by the Rowland Singers. Call 01903 238792 for tickets.

Saturday July 23 Snacks for Carnival Day, Broadwater Parish Rooms, from 11am. Bacon sandwiches, hot and cold drinks organised by Broadwater Community Association. Tombola and cake stall. For tombola donations, call Brian on 01903 522376.

Belloc Night Supper, Beechwood Hall Hotel, 7.30pm. £20. A celebration of the great Sussex patriot, Hilaire Belloc, born this day in1870. Readings from his poems with actors taking the roles of some of his fictional characters. To attend, call 07794 600 639 or visit www.

– 4pm. Lace makers, spinners, weavers, knitters, embroiderers and textile artists. Craft demonstrations, including felt making. Hand made items for sale. Refreshments. Admission free.

Saturday July 30 Art Exhibition, Broadwater Parish Rooms, 10am – 5pm. Display and sale of paintings by members of local Art Club “Brushes”. Light refreshments served. For more details about the club, call Alan Moore on 01903 231134.

and ambulance vehicles, stalls, children’s rides and lots more. Proceeds to the Fire Fighters’ charity. For more details, call Darren Wickings on 01903 228441.

Sunday July 31 Morris Minor Rally and Classic Car Gathering, Clapham & Patching Village Hall, A280 Long Furlong, BN13 3UT, 10am – 5pm. Hosted by Morris Minor Owners Club, West Sussex Branch. Raffle, tombola, autojumble, craft stalls and lots more. £3 per car entry for all nonmembers. For more details, call Nick Cayley on 01903 262337.

Saturday July 30 Downland Hike, from the Cricketers, Broadwater, 10am. Brisk 10-11 mile walk to Cissbury and on to Chanctonbury, ending at the Frankland Arms, Washington. Led by various Downlanders. To attend, call 07794 600 639 or visit www.

Saturday July 30 Worthing Fire Station Open Day, 10am – 4pm. With fire fighting and rescue displays, fire engine rides, simulators, police


A Celebration of Textile Art

Saturday 30th July Heene Community Centre Heene Road Worthing BN11 4PL FREE Admission Free Parking Hand Made Items for Sale Many Traders

Saturday July 30 Textile Arts Forum Exhibition, Heene Community Centre, Heene Road, BN11 4PL, 10am

With Helen Emery (MD/Conductor), Kathryn Kay – (Accompanist) and Fiona Cartmell (Clarinet) Thursday 14th July, 7.30pm Lancing Parish Hall South Street St. Lancing BN15 8AJ

Tuesday 19th July, 7.30pm Emmanuel URC St Michael’s Road Worthing BN11 4SD

Tickets £7.50 (Child £2) 01903 238792 Reg. Charity No. 1122131

Hon. Life President: Jacqueline Emery. President: The Mayor of Worthing, Cllr. Anne Barlow Vice Presidents: Cllr. Christine Brown, Eric Mardell Esq.

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Dragons Ahoy! It’s Worthing’s first ever Dragon Boat Festival, hosted by WADARS

It’s also a brilliant day out – with lots of sideshows and activities to entertain the whole family. You’ll see Dragon dance and Karate displays, stalls selling Chinese hats and toys – and if you’re feeling peckish, there’s a chance to sample some tasty Chinese noodles.

Come along and join in the fun! WADARS is a local animal charity committed to the care and protection of all animals, including wildlife, birds and unwanted pets. Visit for more information.

“Ooh, I am pleased!” It’s all happening on Sunday July 31 from 10am, with the grand final around 4pm. Admission is free, so this is a great chance for friends and family to come along and cheer their team to victory.

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10 am – 4 pm, 31st July 2011 Brooklands Park, Lancing For event information call: 0300 30 30 999

Here’s your chance to win tickets for Acorn Antiques: the Musical

Photo: Miles Davies

The sight of 40-foot long, Hong Kong Dragon Boats taking to the water at Brooklands Park is an event you really can’t afford to miss this month. 24 teams consisting of 15 people – 14 paddling and one banging the drum – will be giving it their all in a series of timed races down the lake. The top three teams will be carrying off medals, and the overall winners will receive the coveted Dragon Boat Trophy.

Written and composed by Victoria Wood, this all-singing, all-dancing stage version of the TV spoof was first seen on the BBC 25 years ago, and has been a firm favourite with the nation ever since. Later this month it comes to the Barn Theatre, Southwick in a new production by Music Theatre 2000, directed by Simon Gray, and with a special guest appearance by TV actor Brian Capron. Miss Babs is struggling to keep her antiques business open, as shop after shop in the High Street is forced to close. Can she afford to turn down the offer from the world’s second biggest chain of coffee shops? Will Mr Clifford ever get his memory back and remember who he is engaged to? And, most worryingly, will Mrs Overall be able to tap dance while holding the tray? With many West End performers in the cast, this promises to be a hilarious evening – and we’ve got a pair of tickets for the opening night for you to win. To enter

our prize draw, just answer the following question: The charlady in Acorn Antiques is a) Mrs Doyle b) Mrs Swabb c) Mrs Overall Write your answer on a postcard, together with your contact details, and send it to Essentially Worthing Acorn Antiques Competition, 7 Phrosso Road, Worthing, BN11 5SJ, to arrive by Wednesday July 20. Only one entry per household, please – and don’t forget to include a daytime phone number. Acorn Antiques: the Musical runs at the Barn Theatre, Southwick from Wednesday July 27 to Saturday July 30 at 7.30pm (Saturday matinee 2.30pm). On Sunday July 31 at 5.30pm there’s a picnic performance with an hourlong interval, and on Friday July 29 the Gala performance is in aid of the Martlets Hospital – followed by a reception and a chance to meet the cast.

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Magic and Mayhem at Highdown up on a desert island. The action is a mix of magic and romance, treachery, high comedy and wonderful poetry – all combined in one of Shakespeare’s last and greatest plays. In complete contrast The Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare’s earliest and most madcap of comedies. Two sets of identical twins, masters and their servants, are separated Rainbow Shakespeare returns to Worthing’s Highdown Gardens this month for a fourteenth magnificent year, with two outstanding comedies – The Tempest and The Comedy of Errors, both directed by Nick Young. Rainbow’s Company of professional actors prides itself on breaking down any barriers between audience and players – making Shakespeare understandable and enjoyable to young and old alike. The Tempest is the tale of Prospero (played by Mark Bodicoat, pictured), thrown out of his kingdom with his baby daughter, and washed

at birth. And when one master and servant turn up, unknowing, in the town where their twin brothers are living, and all is confusion and hilarity. Rainbow Shakespeare aims to entertain and inspire audiences from all over Sussex. The Tempest plays from Tuesday July 19 to Sunday July 24 and The Comedy of Errors from Tuesday July 26 to Sunday July 31. Evening performances are at 7.30pm (gates open at 6.30pm for picnics), matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm) For tickets call Worthing Theatres box office on 01903 206206.

Sand spectacular in Littlehampton If you’re a dab hand at sandcastles, why not stretch your talents even further and enter the Sandcastle Competition on Littlehampton Seafront? It’s not just about castles. Now’s your chance to design your own sand sculpture – the more wacky and incredible the better! There are 3 categories – Under 5s, Under 11s and Over 11s. The winners in each category will win goodie bags courtesy of Harbour Park, Inspire Leisure, Action Boat and Littlehampton Miniature Railway. It’s all happening next month, on Monday August 8, If sand isn’t your thing and you prefer to shop – check out Littlehampton Market. It’s happening every Friday in St Martin’s car park from 9am to 4pm. There’s free car parking for up to two hours in most of the Town Centre car parks – so don’t forget to display your disk.

so there’s plenty of time to think up some great ideas. Registration is from 11am, with the main event from 12 noon to 1pm. Download an entry form from www.littlehampton-tc.

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Sensational snacks at the new Café 33 you’ll be seriously tempted by Anita’s cakes – her chocolate brownie is an absolute winner. It’s high time you popped in and discovered a few favourites of your own. The atmosphere is cosy with a clean, contemporary feel – and we’ve already earmarked the delightful upstairs area as the perfect meeting point for coffee. This excellent café offers top quality food and Looking for a great place to meet friends for coffee and a chat? We’ve found the ideal spot in the heart of Worthing’s town centre – the newly opened Café 33 in Warwick Street. New owner Anita offers a warm welcome, together with superb sandwiches, sensational snacks and scrumptious home made cakes.

Fresh tasty sandwiches, panini and jacket potatoes are all made to order – and there’s a wide range of breakfast items to choose from, some available all day. We can’t wait to try Swiss Cheese, Roasted Vegetables and Pesto on a panini – or how does Sausage and Mango grab EST. you? And we can guarantee 1964

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Blackcurrant Mess By Jane Baxter, from Everyday and Sunday – Recipes from Riverford Farm

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Serves 4 Ingredients: 300g blackcurrants 3 tbsp caster sugar 1 tbsp crème de cassis or brandy 400ml whipping cream 4 ready-made meringue nests 200ml cold custard (optional) Mix half the blackcurrants with half the sugar and all the cassis or brandy and leave to macerate. Cook the other half of the blackcurrants with the remaining sugar and 100ml water until syrupy. Cool. Whip the cream until soft peaks form. In a large bowl, break the meringue nests and fold

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The kindest cut Worthing Animal Clinic has its own special Dog Neutering Fund

Having your dog neutered at an early age is one of the best things you can do for him or her, says Worthing Animal Clinic – but the cost involved is not within everyone’s budget. That’s why they set up a special fund in 2008 to subsidise these vital operations – available to bitches up to one year old and dogs up to two years old. The cost of neutering varies by sex and weight, but broadly speaking the subsidy amounts to about 25% of the already subsidised clinic charges.

The fund is used regularly but the available cash has fallen to a very low level and, without replenishment, there is only enough money left for another dozen or so operations. The Clinic desperately needs benefactors, both charitable organisations and private donors, to help increase the fund. This will enable them to provide at least another five years of subsidised operations. And, despite offering this heavily-subsidised service to dog owners, they are still not seeing enough requests for male or female neutering (castrating or spaying). Last year they treated only 48 cases – a tiny number when you consider the total dog population of Lancing, Worthing and Littlehampton. Whether you love dogs, cats, rabbits or all three – please remember, prevention is always better than cure.

We provide... subsidised veterinary treatment to pets of local

Although receiving fees, we rely heavily on donations and legacies to cover our costs. Further subsidies are available towards micro-chipping, neutering and vaccinating puppies and kittens, and towards major treatments or referrals beyond owners’ means. We carry out some 4,000 consultations and 500 operations a year, using extensive equipment and facilities and helping prevent animal suffering and ill-health

For more information about neutering your pet, or to make a donation to this worthwhile

fund, call Worthing Animal Clinic on 01903 202248.

Prevent those parasites The right type of flea and worm control for cats is vital, say Cat’s Whiskers Veterinary Clinic

It’s tempting to think all animal fleas can be treated with one product, but some dog flea treatments are highly toxic to cats. Even using them on dogs living with cats is inadvisable, so check with your vet before buying. Why treat cats for fleas? Fleas feed on blood, so in young kittens can cause weakness, anaemia and death. Allergy to flea bites causes cats to scratch excessively or develop skin disease. It’s unpleasant for humans sensitive to flea bites too. The flea – which can transmit infectious agents causing serious illness – also carries the larval stage of the tapeworm Dipylidium caninum so your cats can become infested with the worm while grooming themselves. Why is worm control important? The most common intestinal worms infecting cats – roundworms and tapeworms – can cause weight loss, vomiting and diarrhoea, irritation around

the anus and failure to thrive. Many cats show no symptoms until heavily infected. Infestations in people – though rare – can have serious health implications, so owners should be aware and have pets treated. Prevention is better than cure. There are some excellent prescription parasite control products. Some prevent fleas, worms, ticks and mites – such as ear mites and mange mites – in one easy-to-apply spot on dose. Even indoor cats need parasite prevention, as owners and other animals can bring parasites into the home. Fleas survive cold weather in centrally heated homes so Cat’s Whiskers recommend year-round parasite protection. They’ll discuss each individual cat’s parasite prevention requirements – considering lifestyle and risk – and provide all treatments as part of their Pet Health Plans. Cat’s Whiskers Veterinary Clinic at 125 South Farm Road, is open 6 days a week with a 24 hour emergency service. Call 01903 830 577, email info@ or visit www. for information and help.

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to the Connaught Theatre next month, and promises to be so popular you’ll need to book your tickets now. Presented by Bruce James Productions, this brand new

Castles are cool Especially when you’re bouncing! Ask any child, and they’ll tell you what great fun it is to bounce. That’s why bouncy castles are such a brilliant idea for summer parties – they’re safe, tremendous fun and good exercise, too. At Backyard Bouncers, the newly established bouncy castle hire service based in Worthing, there’s nothing they don’t know about having fun. There’s a good range of top quality castles to choose from, so you can be sure you’re hiring a castle that’s exactly right for the size of your garden and the party you’re hosting. From the Little Bouncer, perfect for narrow gardens, to Bart’s Big Bouncer, which can

take kids and adults too – you can be sure your party will go with a spring! What’s more – there’s free delivery within the local area. Call 0800 97 555 37 for more details, or visit www. And if you mention Essentially Worthing, you’ll receive £5 discount on your order.

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Megabrain Quiz All the answers to this quiz begin with the letter F. Answers below. 1. Paris is the capital of __________. 2. Their babies are called tadpoles. 3. Police keep records of these to help catch criminals. 4. Cinderella had a _________ godmother who helped her go to the ball. 5. Rockets, bangers and catherine wheels are all types of ___________. 6. It hasn’t happened yet.

All aboard the Starship Discovery! Here’s a great chance for kids aged 5 to 12 to have fun this summer. It’s St.George’s Church annual Summer Holiday Club – a fun packed way for children to learn more about Jesus and his followers, with games, crafts, drama, singing and the St. George’s Puppet Company – all on a Starship theme. This free event is happening from Monday July 25 to Friday July 29, from 10 am – 12noon (registration at 9.45)

at St. George’s Church, St. George’s Road, East Worthing. For more details and to register go to uk or phone the Church office on 01903 219672.

ANSWERS TO MEGABRAIN QUIZ: 1. France 2. frogs 3. fingerprints 4. fairy 5. fireworks 6. future

Now’s your chance to travel to the heart of the jungle and join Mowgli and friends in a musical adventure that’s fun for all the family. Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale The Jungle Book is coming

adaptation tells how Mowgli the man-cub, raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, must be rescued by his friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, in order to save him from the fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who has sworn to kill him. On their exciting journey towards the man village they discover the value of true friendship. This delightful tale runs at the Connaught Theatre from Thursday August 25 to Saturday August 27, at 1.30pm and 4.30pm daily. Tickets from Worthing Theatres box office on 01903 206206.

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Monday 25th July to Friday 29th July From 10am to 12noon for children aged 5 to 12 at St George’s Church St George’s Road Worthing BN11 2DS 01903 219672

to find out more go to Forms available from church office or website

12 Essential Experts

A Message in Stone Carved stone has the capacity to carry a message through many ages, says Tracy Steel at H D Tribe

Words cut into stone can tell us something of our time, where we have been and where we are going. We can leave ideas and inspiration from our time for people to see long after we are gone. We cut letters in stone to make them last, and we want them to last because the words chosen are so important to us. The use of language and the words we choose are important and demonstrate our need to mark a point in time and leave something of ourselves behind. Churchyards, cemeteries and their memorials are one of

the most valuable sources of local history – telling a story more vividly than many written records. And taking a walk around them brings back the past in a very special way. At H D Tribe our team of highly experienced and creative masons design and prepare memorials of great beauty. These talented craftsmen take pride in their finished work, ensuring that it is of the highest quality. If you’re choosing a memorial for a loved one, we’ll help you make the very best choice. Our showroom at 26 South Street, Lancing is open 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Our stonemasons undertake a wide range of work, including headstones, tablets, books, pet plaques, wall plaques, renovations and general maintenance. Call 01903 764426 for more information, or email .


Breathe life into your memories says Simon at Animare Photo Books

Everyone has a box of old photos in their house or attic, probably taken before the digital age – on film and slides, and all kinds of shapes and sizes. They may be in good condition, but are more likely to be damaged and decayed. However, they are unique, never to be repeated and impossible to replace. That’s where Animare Photo Books can help. We take your precious old photos and breathe life into them through repair and restoration and recreate them in the pages of a contemporary and beautifully designed digital photo book. It’s a unique way of capturing your memories and also allows you to combine those photos with the

words and text you remember about each image. We visit you at home and spend time helping you decide which photos you want to include. We then scan, repair and edit them to bring them back to life and revisit you to ensure everything is perfect before your book is produced. The books themselves are beautifully made and are UV varnish protected so they are safe from heat, fingerprints and scratches. Using heavy duty card maintains the unique touch of photographic paper, giving your book a luxurious feel and is durable enough to stand the test of time. To find out more go to www.animarephotobooks. or call 01903 215232.

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Need any lifting and shifting? I can help you with a complete summer clear out, says Garfy at Star Solutions I can handle it – and I offer a light removal service, too. What’s more, I’m a licensed waste carrier, so you can be sure everything – even confidential papers – will be properly disposed of, in line with environmental waste If the thought of climbing the regulations. For confidential loft ladder fills you with dread, waste, you’ll receive a certificate or your car has been banished for disposal, giving you to the driveway because you complete peace of mind. just can’t fit it into the garage – And if you call you could be in need of a major me out for a job clear out session. Garages, sheds this month and and loft areas are notorious for right through until accumulating mountains of stuff the end of August, you don’t need, and for most of I’ve pledged to us, it’s a matter of “out of sight, give 10% of the out of mind.” cost to St Barnabas Hospice – so Make a resolution this summer we’ll both be helping a really not to put it off any longer – and worthwhile local charity. let me help you get to grips with Garfy is an ex-police officer it all. At Star Solutions we offer a and ambulance driver. He’s complete clearance service, from completely reliable and prides single items to the full works himself on a friendly, personal – disposing of your unwanted approach to the whole business clutter simply, efficiently and of lifting and shifting. Call Star safely. Solutions on 07748 023923 I do all the work, so you or email starsolutionsman@ don’t have to lift a finger. Need for advice and a free a bed moved upstairs or heavy estimate. furniture shifted within a room?

“Those who can, do – those who can’t, train” Despite the deliberate misquote, this is utter nonsense, says Claire Love at LWS Creative In these days where society itself is evolving due to rapidly changing technology, Organisations such as continuous learning – if only to Worthing’s Chamber of keep up – is essential. Without Commerce, networking groups training, it would be simply and even LWS Creative, your impossible to decide which new local web company, now offer technology should be adopted combined networking, training for your business, and when. and social events where you Even then, figuring out how to can be trained, entertained use the latest widget, or deploy and meet like-minded people. the latest marketing trick, can So if you thought you were be a nightmare – without help. too old to learn new tricks, or Training – that’s the answer. if technology is zooming ahead The idea of continuous, of you, maybe all you need to career-long training should be do is get some training. a core element of your business Claire Love is the Managing plan. Investing your time or Director of LWS Creative resources in keeping track of – a web, graphic design, why, what and how will pay marketing, print and training dividends in the long run. agency in Arundel. Training needn’t be expensive, For more information call JOHN 27/2/08in all 09:00 Claire Page and itKIMMER can be rewarding on101903 790100 or kinds of other ways. email

Star Solutions

Domestic & Commercial Removals • Removals • House Clearance • Waste Disposal Fully Licensed & Insured

Call Garfy on 077480 23923

Have you seen our quarterly title? A magazine for elderly and disabled folk and their carers. Distributed through Sussex Farmhouse Meals and featuring a selection of tasty dishes from their seasonal menu. to advertise call 01903 244700 email:


Capella House, 4 Railway Approach, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1UR

14 Essential Experts

Share your thoughts on healthy lifestyles we are doing as much as we can to achieve this.” Interested? You can take part in the survey online at www. or by calling 01243 777100 to request a paper copy. You have until July 31 to take part. At the end of the survey

there will be an opportunity for people to join the West Sussex Residents’ e-Panel - an online group who are regularly asked for opinions and views on a range of topics. Find out more about joining the e-Panel at residentspanel

Holiday tummy – how to avoid it West Sussex County Council has launched a survey to ask people what help they need, want and expect when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Council wants to enable people to do what they can for themselves in order to stay healthy and active - as well as providing the earliest possible support to those with health needs. To help achieve this they’re working with West Sussex Primary Care Trust and district and borough councils to develop

Drink only water that’s been carbonated and sealed in bottles or cans. Clean the part of the container that touches your mouth with purified water (boiled for 3-5 minutes)

new Health and Wellbeing Hubs. The Hubs will offer information, help and advice with things like quitting smoking, eating a more balanced diet or improving people’s emotional and mental wellbeing. “We want to help local communities live happier, healthier and longer lives,” says Louise Goldsmith, Leader of West Sussex County Council. “This survey will give us an insight into what people want and need, so we can make sure

If only i’d gone to...

the denture studio The Quality Denture Specialist

01342 322171

All dentures constructed by registered qualified members of the General Dental Council

Eat live yoghurt before your trip. This will establish those now-famous ‘friendly bacteria’ in your gut and help fight off infection. Avoid uncooked vegetables, especially salads, raw shellfish, ice cubes and fruit you can’t peel. Montezuma’s Revenge, Delhi Belly or holiday tummy – whatever you call it, traveller’s diarrhoea can ruin a holiday like nothing else. As, always, prevention is better than cure, so here’s how to avoid the trots when you’re abroad.

Be careful if you’re on the Pill. If you do succumb to severe diarrhoea, you cannot rely on the contraceptive pill being absorbed in sufficient quantities to protect you. Take additional precautions during recovery and for seven days afterwards.

Essential Experts 15

They’ve got it covered Now Rustington has a branch of Goring Road Carpets

Goring Road Carpets now offer wall to wall coverage of our area. While the Wallace Parade Goring branch still services Worthing, Ferring and eastwards, the new branch in Worthing Road Rustington opens to serve the west of the region including East Preston, Angmering, Rustington, Littlehampton and outlying districts. Whether you are looking for carpets, laminate, vinyl or wood for your home or ultra-hygienic or non-slip surfaces for your business, the friendly staff will be happy to sit down with you and discuss the best materials to use and costings for the job which will be carried out by their specialist installers. The range of styles and colours will be extended to give

you even more choice, so you can match your colour scheme perfectly. Samples are available, so it’s easy to do. As well as 80/20 wool twist pile carpets or polypropylene options, there’s a new range of bleach cleanable carpets – ideal for homes with children or pets – with UV stabilisers for use in areas such as conservatories with a lot of sun exposure. They also stock many well known brands of hard vinyl flooring, such as Amtico and Camaro. On carpet orders over £200, there’s free fitting, underlay, door bars and grippers plus free estimate and delivery. As a bonus, the Rustington branch has its own customer parking area, making your visit even more pleasant and convenient. Goring Road Carpet Centre is at 28a Worthing Road Rustington. Call 01903 786999, email sales@ or visit

Independent family run carpet specialist

Carpet • Vinyls • Woods • Laminates • Amtico E FRE TES IMA EST






10 Wallace Parade, Goring Road, Worthing West Sussex BN12 4AL Also at 28a Worthing Road, Rustington, BN16 3JX Ample free parking Tel: 01903 700567 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 8.30am-4.30pm *Free fitting applies to carpet orders over £200* *Free underlay offer applies to secondary backed carpet orders

Essential Directory Directory boxes cost from £32 plus VAT for a 4cm box. 10% discount for a series of six. Includes design. Just call us on 01903 244700

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Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service

The Rescue & Rehabilitation of wildlife Free STEYNE GARDENS, WORTHING Your donations, membership, legacies &Registration fund raising keep us running. from 12.30pm Registered Charity Number 257843



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Charity Number 1049596

Samaritans is a registered charity.

UK FOUNDATION Supported by The Vodafone UK Foundation

Or visit us between 9am - 9pm at 2 Lennox Road, Worthing

YOUR local animal charity Bouncy Castle

Saturday 18th July

Face Painting celebrating it’sopen 40th Please support us,local we are to the Anniversary public Sundays 1 – 4pm giant slide YOUR animal charity roundabout Donations desperately needed forAnniversary foodCompetitions & Vet bills. celebrating it’s 40th And MUCH MORE . . . Tel: 01903 872734 Mobile 07904 476819

10.30am tolocal 4pm (no answerfone, we’re never far away) Charity No.1096231 YOUR animal charity

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16 Essential Directory

Sussex Coin Company

We Buy and Sell Coins, Medals, Military Items, War Souvenirs, Old Gold and Silver 20 New Broadway, Tarring Road, Worthing, BN11 4HP. 01903 232080 Mobile: 07765 700508 Open Mondays 9.30 - 3.30pm, Tuesday and Fridays 10am - 1pm and 2.30 - 4.30pm Home visits arranged email:





Alarms We Need Your Unwanted Furniture

Painful corns, tough toenails or simply can’t reach?

Your donations of furniture, electrical goods and Bric-a-Brac will help us raise funds for our Community Programme helping people here in Worthing.

Experienced and Professional CRB Checked Discounts for joint bookings

Georgina Downs: 01273 262853 Dip.CFHP Dip.CTEC MPS Pract. Member of Private Sector Practitioners

for FREE collection



Learn to use a computer at your pace in your home

Learn how to email friends & family Help with buying your computer Manage your digital camera & photos Set up and use the internet Solve i-pod, i-phone, i-pad issues Design databases and seasonal cards Mobiles, Skype, Facebook, vouchers Troubleshoot problems

Call 01903 750594

The Salvation Army is a Christian Church and a Registered Charity

Manicure, Pedicure, Waxing, Massage, Trendys Nail Wraps

For all standards & ages (especially over 50s)








John Godfrey


01903 505271 mobile: 0791 773 1331 GAS SAFE REG NO. 211107


Tel: 01903 504247 Mobile: 07990 898 099



Contact 01903 227829 for collection 117 Montague Street, Worthing. Thank you for caring about our clients Registered Charity No. 1027832

House Clearance Full and part house clearance carried out efficiently and sympathetically. Thank you for helping us fight heart and circulatory disease, the UK’s biggest killer. To arrange for your FREE quotation please call the number below:

0844 499 4177 43-45 Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1EG

Calls cost 5p per minute from a BT landline. Charges from other providers and mobiles may vary. Registered Charity Number 225971

We always need good quality donations for our charity shops especially furniture

To arrange collection 01903 741719

• Tin plate toys and die-cast toys: Corgi, Dinky, Match Box etc • Trains: Hornby, Bachmann, Lima • All memorabilia, train signs etc • Guitars & instruments 13 New Broadway, Tarring Road Worthing BN11 4HB. Mob: 07944 653668

We need your unwanted good quality furniture & white goods don’t dump… donate from one item to full or partial house clearance.


usually within 24 / 48 hours. 01273 441700 Visit our shops at 378/380 Brighton Road, or Revival, 22 Brunswick Road, Shoreham Monday to Friday 10 to 5pm & Saturday 10 to 3pm email

Cleaning Services

A professional service solving all your cleaning and ironing needs • • • • • •

Reliable, friendly service Fully insured, local cleaners Regular and one off cleans Builders and end of tenancy cleans Regular cleans from £9.75 per hour Special rates for OAPs

Call Chris on 0800 917 6749 or 07944 015 385 Visit us at

‘Cleaning and Hygiene at its best!’ • Specialist Carpet, Upholstery and Rug cleaning • Gutter Clearance/Cleaning • Drive and Patio cleaning • Window Upvc/Conservatory Cleaning

01903 521 365 • 07917 407 329

ADUR FURNITURE NETWORK Your local recycle/reuse charitable organisation providing for local people in need.


By Ex-British Gas Engineer



NO VAT Free Quotation 01903 550138

07969 200125



Alarms, CCTV and Intercoms

Central Heating

Call Julie Knott for more info

07914 361542



Antiques to 1980’s Turn your unwanted furniture into cash today TOP PRICES PAID Call Dave on 07792 861304



Essential Directory 17 DECORATOR

Property Maintenance



Handy Mart

The essential handyman for decorating, maintenance and repairs around the home Painting, Wallpapering, Tiling, Plastering Flat Pack Assembly and Kitchens Odd jobs around the home 10 years experience, public liability insured No job too small, give Martin a call on

01903 210997 or 07713 880081 email:

Double Glazing Repairs DOUBLE GLAZING REPAIRS N. Constantine

Repairs to all systems. Doors, Windows and Conservatories Misted/broken sealed units, locks, seals, hinges, patio wheels & cat flaps For help and advice please

telephone: 01903 209605 mobile: 07990 516569

Garage Doors

 Amien 3 Days – 19th Aug  (includes Floating Gardens + Circuit of Remembrance + Somme Bay Railway)  The Rock and Roll Show of the year!  Million Dollar Quartet + Meal 27th Oct ONLY £65 best seats …and many more!

Shower and Bathroom installations Refurbishments Interior/exterior decoration Plumbing repairs Patios/paths/paving Carpentry Roofing repairs/renewals

Freephone 0800 118 2059

01903 264077

Surveyor and Valuer

• RICS Homebuyers reports • • Residential Building Surveys • • Residential Valuations • • Lease Extension Valuations •


01903 872211

We offer you a home in the centre of Worthing a few minutes walk from the sea front and the town’s main shopping area, which is suitable for active elderly men and women looking for friendship, privacy and practical support. Our rates are between £800 and £1050 per calendar month, including accommodation and full board. Each of our two houses are home to 9-11 residents. They have comfortable bed sitting rooms furnished with the resident’s own favourite pieces of furniture, en suite facilities and a personal alarm system. 43 Cross Lane, Findon West Sussex BN14 0UB

Tree Services MULHOLLAND TREE SURGERY Tree surgery and hedge cutting Fully insured and qualified


01903 755995

Or visit our Showroom at 56 Crabtree Lane, Lancing MASTERCARD • VISA

Please call Richard on 07970 319961 01903 243942


Can you spare 4 hours a week? If so, why not consider becoming a VOLUNTEER at The Friends of Worthing Hospitals Shop. For more information and an application form please contact RON NOAKES on 01903 872188

Oven Cleaning Mobility Scooter repairs

0800 140 9800

263 Goring Road, Worthing

MECHANIC Professional deep cleaning process using non-toxic, low odour, biodegradable products ♦ All makes of Domestic Ovens, Range and Aga ♦ Hobs, Extractor Fans & Microwaves ♦ Fully trained and CRB checked

For a FREE quote or to make a booking call:

VOLVO SPECIALIST MOTs, spares & repairs All makes of vehicles serviced Full computer diagnostics & conversions Volvos bought and sold

INGLESIDE GARAGE Ingleside Road, Lancing BN15 8EL Telephone: 01903 754216



01903 505655

If you are interested in having a look around please contact: Mrs. Green 8 Southey Road, Worthing BN14 7PY Telephone: 01903 208665 e-mail:


• Ride on scooters • Stair lifts • Service & Repairs • Free pickup and returns Visit our showroom


Offering support & companionship in very sheltered housing

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18 when you’re looking for residential care for a loved one, it’s important to find a place where they’ll be happy and content. here’s a selection of top local care homes and services.


● new & secondhand scooters ● wheelchairs & walking aids ● lightweight powered bicycles

10 Station Parade, South St., Lancing 01903 765353

● servicing & repairs ● short term hire ● bathing aids ● stairlifts

1 Sea Lane, Rustington 01903 774030

263 Goring Road, Worthing 01903 505655 Close to the heart of Worthing, Wraysbury House is a new elegant care home just a stone’s throw from the sea. Recently refurbished to the highest standards, it retains many period features of the property, giving it a wonderful country house feel.

• • • • • •

Beautiful lounge Elegant dining room Cosy library Many period features Bright and sunny conservatory Pretty secluded gardens

Luxury EMI Residential Care Home 2 Beccles Road, Worthing Tel: 01903 233539

54 Shelley Road



t: 01903 237000



West Sussex

luxury residential care home


Same day service on denture repairs Denture re-lines & additions Sports mouth guards

Custom whitening trays Metal free ceramics MDD & GDC Registered

29 east street, shoreham by sea, bn43 5ZD

01273 464288

Searching for a special care home?

Looking for a care home that’s different?

Whether you are looking for yourself or a relative, come take a look at The Shelley, you will not be disappointed

Denture replacement specialists

BN11 4BX

quality person-centred care residential rooms nursing available friendly environment outings/social events activities/entertainment nutritional menu with choice good company private and state funded

Take a look at Irene House Parkfield Road, Tarring 01903 529060

Guild Care

Working for older people and carers

Registered charity 1044658 established in 1933

Essential Dr Sarah 19

Dr Sarah has the last word…

Do you ever wonder when you see a badly-turned-out celebrity who on earth, out of their vast entourage, is advising them? I had similar thoughts when David Cameron started talking about reforming the Welfare system to benefit people whose need was “no fault of their own.” Did he think this one up all on his own, or did he sneak it under the speech-writers’ radar when they weren’t looking? On the face of it, the idea does have some appeal. “Yes,” we heckle, “why should we,

Fault Line

Who exactly are the “needy”? asks Dr Sarah Honess the workers, graft so that a nation of ne’er-do-wells can sit on the sofa eating pies, smoking fags and drinking lager we have paid for? Why should our taxes pay for flat screen TVs, new cars, gastric bands and quadruple by-passes? Why should we struggle so hard to make ends meet and pay through the nose for all those who take no responsibility and make all the wrong choices?” Why indeed? The Shameless stereotype probably does exist, but perhaps not to the extent that a morning watching Jeremy Kyle would have us believe. We are not born equal, but we are all born blameless. Attributing the notion of ‘blame’ and ‘deserving’ takes us right back to the poorhouse mentality of yesteryear. Blame and entitlement in the field

of Health and Welfare are simplistic concepts and an unhelpful diversion to the real issue of Need. People who need help, regardless of why they need it, should get it. People who can work, should work regardless of whether they want to or not. Am I, as a yummy-mummy, on a skiing holiday in Gstaad (as if!) – more deserving of being airlifted off a mountain because I have sprained my ankle than an alcoholic who has fallen over drunk? I was skiing (my fault), he was drunk (his fault). It is wrong to take a moral view on the behaviour that led to the health need at the point of care. It is not my job to treat patients according to their moral worth. I don’t have to like them or care what happens to them after they leave, but I do

Residential and Dementia Care for the Elderly

have to do a good job by them according to their need. It would be nice if we were all perfect, lived blameless lives and made all the right choices all the time. Life is not like that and it delivers bum deals to many. If we sit in judgement on others we are likely to have been born lucky enough to have the money and the education to make the right choices. We should share our good fortune, not by pointing the finger of blame, but by trying to make our communities more equitable, or indeed by questioning the legitimacy of those in positions of power and influence through no merit of their own. Dr Sarah trained in Medicine at King’s College, London, and now works in the Emergency Department at Worthing Hospital.

Our care staff recognise that everyone has different social, recreational and therapeutic needs and therefore our care plans and activities are based around individual preferences. We aim to provide a service that enables residents to remain independent for as long as possible by providing emotional and practical support for residents and their families. Not only that, we will throw in a lot of fun and laughter along the way!

Elmcroft Care Home

Croft Meadow Care Home

The Martlets Care Home

St Giles Close, Shoreham by Sea BN43 6GU

Tanyard Lane, Steyning BN44 3RJ

Fairlands, East Preston, West Sussex BN16 1HS

For further information on Elmcroft please contact the manager, Karl Heryet on 01273 466500 or by email

For further information on Croft Meadow please contact the manager, Beckie Condie on 01903 814956 or by email

For further information on The Martlets please contact the manager, Marian Drake on 01903 788100 or by email

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