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

Everyone’s local magazine

March 2011

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March 2011

March Diary – the Essential Guide to what’s happening locally Essential Mothers Day – gifts and treats for your favourite lady Essential Eating – treat the whole family to some tasty dishes Essential Places – Mums love Waterwise play area – and so do Worthing’s kids! Essential Showbiz – Buddy’s back in town Essential Experts – the best advice in town

Essential News – enter our cover competition Essential Health – an eco friendly facelift for Henry House 16 Essential Care – experts share their wisdom at a series of financial workshops 19 Essential Splash – surf’s up for Richard Reynolds 19-21 Essential Directory and Seabirds Wordsearch 22 Essential Zodiac – a fun look at your stars in March 23 Dr Sarah has the last word 14 15

From the Editor How “aitch-ay-pee-pee-why” do you feel today? In these grim days of VAT increases, government spending cuts and unpredictable weather, happiness seems an elusive commodity – and there’s been a great deal of media advice recently on how to cheer up and locate that inner sense of joy which must be lurking somewhere, if only we knew where or how. It’s not easy. I’m not really a fan of the Random Laughter technique – suddenly bursting into a fit of the ho-ho-hos, three times a day and for no apparent reason. It may get your diaphragm and inter-costal muscles working (so far, so good) but try it when you’re on your own in a public place, and you could get some very strange looks from passers by. Let’s avoid this route to a padded cell, and think of something more sensible. As happiness techniques go, I rather like the sound of aiming to do three different acts of kindness every day. It’s a tall order for some, especially as these kindnesses should contain absolutely no ulterior motive. So, popping over to Great Auntie Ganda Publishing Ltd, 7 Phrosso Road, Worthing, BN11 5SJ

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Doris for a cheering cuppa is only okay if you’re not secretly planning to guzzle all her jam tarts while you’re there. Another good idea is to keep a Happiness Journal, and write about one single thing each day that’s given you pleasure. I’m seriously thinking of doing this, so here’s my first entry. “Today I chatted to all our lovely readers of Essentially Worthing – and wished them a cheerful month.” Keep smiling!

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The Essential Guide to Every Wednesday and Friday East Worthing Short Mat Bowls, East Worthing Community Centre, Pages Corner, Ham Road, Wednesdays 7 – 9.30 pm, Fridays 9.30am – 12 noon. Woods for beginners. Tuition available if required.

From Wednesday March 2 Talent Competition, East Preston and Kingston Royal British Legion Club, The Street, East Preston. Held on alternate Wednesdays. For application forms and further information call 01903 770172.

Wednesday March 2 Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club, Queen Street Centre, Queen Street, Worthing, 7.30pm. Featuring Daniel Watt in concert. Tickets £6. Free parking. Refreshments, raffle. For more information, call 01903 691888.

Thursday March 3 Goring Gardening Society, St Mary’s Church Hall, Goring, 7.30pm. Talk on Fuchsias by Miss C Gubler. Refreshments, raffle, plants for sale. Entry for non members £1.

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Saturday March 5

Thursday March 10

Saturday March 12

Pancake Olympics, Worthing Town Centre, Montague Place (by the bandstand), 11am – 1pm. Hosted by Worthing Churches Homeless Projects and 3 other charities. Enter a team of 5 for this flipping fun sponsorship event! For more details, call WCHP Fundraising Team on 01903 227829.

Durrington Country Market, St Symphorian’s Church Hall, New Road, Durrington, (opposite The Lamb) 10 – 11am. Marmalade Day with tastings and goods for sale.

Hidden Treasures, West Worthing Baptist Church, South Street, BN14 7NJ, 10am -12.30pm. Ladies shopping and pamper event, with nearly new fashions, unusual gifts and pamper sessions. Admission 50p.

Saturday March 5 Fairtrade Fair, Guildbourne Centre, Worthing, 10am – 2 pm. Lots of stalls, plus entertainment from local musical groups including the Southdown Ramblers, the Bamboo Band and Arabic Belly dancing.

Saturday March 5 Worthing & District Cats Protection Jumble Sale, 1st Worthing Scout Hall, High Street, (Next to Waitrose), from 10am. For more information, visit

Saturday March 5 Cat’s Whiskers First Anniversary Celebration, Cat’s Whiskers Veterinary Surgery, 125 South Farm Road , 1-5pm. Meet the staff, look around the surgery and raise funds for Worthing Cat Welfare who will be bringing along some cats for rehoming. 01903 830577

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Thursday March 10 West Sussex Writers’ Club, The Barn, Field Place, Durrington, 7.30pm. Talk by literary agent Julia Churchill. Members of WSWC £3, guests and non-members £5. You don’t have to be a published writer to come along.

Saturday March 12 Party on the Pier, 1pm – 3pm. National event organised by Worthing Arts Council to celebrate heritage piers nationwide. Help create the biggest-ever conger eel – and dance the Conga around Worthing Pier! For more information about the event, visit

Saturday March 12 Spring Craft Fayre, Ferring Village Hall. 10 am to 12 noon. In aid of the RNLI. For more information, call Peter Sims on 01903 243212.

Saturday March 12 Goring Gardening Society’s Spring Show, St Mary’s Church Hall, Goring, 2.30 – 4.15pm. Classes for flowers, plants, cookery and hobbies. Refreshments, raffle and lotto game. Entry to non members 50p, children free.

Saturday March 12 Worthing National Trust Association Spring Fair, Heene Community Centre, Heene Road, 10.15am – 1 noon. For more details, visit www. or call 01903 501533.

Sunday March 13 Antiques and Collectors Market, Village Hall Complex, Sea Road, East Preston, 10am – 4pm. Up to 27 stalls. Raffle, refreshments. Admission 50p.

Sunday March 13 Life Drawing. Sidney Walter Centre, Sussex Road, 10am to 1pm. For more details call Dudley Sawer on 01903 232746 or visit www.

Wednesday March 16 An Evening with David Lyon, Fitzleroi Barn, Fittleworth. Illustrated talk by the Honorary Treasurer of the Royal Geographical Society on the Tuareg people of Saharan Niger. In aid of the Mary How Trust. Licensed bar and display of beautiful Tuareg jewellery. Tickets £25 (to include a light meal) from the Mary How Trust ticket line on 01798 877 641 or via the website at www.



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what’s on locally Wednesday March 16

Saturday March 19

Worthing National Trust Association, Lecture Theatre, Worthing Library, Richmond Road, 2.30 pm. Talk on The Mystery of Magnets. For more details, visit www. or call 01903 501533.

Pizza and Skittles Evening, Offington Park Methodist Church, (access Broomfield Ave) 4 – 9 pm. Adult £4, Child £2 or Family £10. Entry by ticket only available from church office – call 01903 205722 before Wednesday March 16.

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Saturday March 19

KESTRO – Worthing Stroke Club, Goring UR Church Hall, Shaftesbury Avenue, 2 – 4pm. A club for anyone who has suffered a stroke. Games, card Bingo, exercises, chat, refreshments. For more information about weekly meetings, call Vic on 01903 240688.

Coffee Morning, Goring Methodist Church, Bury Drive, Goring, 10.30am. Greetings cards, wrapping paper, cakes, pies, jams and marmalade. In aid of Action for Children.

Saturday March 19

Friday March 18 West Sussex Geological Society, St Stephen’s Church, Angola Road, Worthing, 7.30pm. Talk by Dr Naomi Morris on Low Cost GIS and Remote Sensing to aid disaster risk reduction in developing countries. For more information about the club, call 01903 209140. 

Saturday March 19 Afternoon Concert of Light Classical Music, St George’s Church, St George’s Road, East Worthing, 3pm. Performed by Brighton and Hove Concert Orchestra. Free admission, with a retiring collection in aid of Tearfund.

Broadwater Community Association, Parish Rooms, Broadwater, 7.30pm. Talk by Tony Pratt on The Lost Wey to the Sea about the Wey & Arun Canal – with photographs and film clips. Tickets £7 members, £7.50 non-members, to include a light supper. Call 01903 522376 to book.

Wednesday March 23 Social Afternoon, the Garden Room Southwick Community Centre, 2.30pm. Hosted by the Individual Members Section Southwick Community Association. Talk on Norway by Peter Mottershead. Raffle. Members £1.50, non-members £2, including tea and biscuits.

Wednesday March 23 – Saturday March 26 The Gondoliers, Pavilion Theatre, Worthing, 7.30pm. (Wed and Sat matinees

Hon. Life President:- Jacky Emery President:- The Mayor of Worthing, Cllr. Ann Sayers Vice-Presidents:- Christine Brown & Eric Mardell Esq. Present their


Including: Te Deum – Haydn, Gloria – Poulenc, Magnificat – Rutter With: Soprano: Julie Le Manquais, Organist: Philip Adams, Conductor: Helen Emery On: Thursday 31st March, Christ Church, Grafton Road Worthing BN11 1QY Wednesday 6th April, Goring U.R. Church, Shaftesbury Avenue, Goring BN12 4EA Easter 2011


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2.30pm). Gilbert and Sullivan’s famous operetta performed by Worthing Light Opera Company. Tickets from Alison 01903 526348, or from Worthing Theatres Box Office 01903 206206.

Sunday March 27

Friday March 25

Sunday March 27

Floating Fish Cabaret Club, John Selden pub, Half Moon Lane, Salvington, 8 – 11pm. An eclectic mix of live music, comedy, poetry, dance and much more – all performed by local artists. Supported by SWAG. Tickets £4, SWAG members £3 (+ concessions).

Friday March 25 – Sunday March 27 Antiques and Fine Art Fair, Goodwood House, nr Chichester, PO18 0PX, 10.30am – 5pm (4.30pm Sun). Car parking, refreshments. For more information, call 01423 522122. (And see feature on page 14).

Saturday March 26 Angmering Chorale Concert, Arundel Cathedral, 7.30pm. Programme includes Brahms Requiem and Partita for two oboes and string orchestra by Hinchcliffe. With Sinfonia of Arun and soloists. Tickets at £12.50 (unreserved) on 01243 554501.

Saturday March 26 Worthing Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show, Offington Park Methodist Church Hall, South Farm Road, 1.30 – 4.30pm. Refreshments. Admission free to children and members (on production of membership card). Non-members 70p.

Sunday March 27 Open Day at Worthing Leisure Centre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Worthing. 10am – 4pm. FREE activities including Basketball, Trampolining, Badminton, Table Tennis, Squash, Bouncy Castle, Tumblin’ Tinies and many more 01903 502237. (And see advertisment on back page).

Mothers Day Craft Fair, Green Cuisine Restaurant, 37 Rowlands Road, 10am – 4pm. Light refreshments. Call 01903 211338 for more details.

Worthing & District Cats Protection Homing Show, Village Hall, Angmering, 2 – 4pm. For more information visit

Thursday March 31 Goring Gardening Society, St Mary’s Church Hall, Goring, 7.30pm. Talk by Norman Flint on the Dahlia grower’s year. Entry to non members £1. Raffle and refreshments.

Thursday March 31 Rowland Singers Easter Concert, Christ Church, Grafton Road, Worthing, 7.30pm. Tickets £8 (children £2 on 01903 238792.

AND LOOKING AHEAD… Wednesday April 6 Rowland Singers Easter Concert, Goring UR Church, Shaftesbury Avenue, Goring, 7.30pm. Tickets £8 (children £2) on 01903 238792.

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Treating Mum Mothers Day is unusually late this year – on Sunday April 3. So you’ve got the whole of this month to get organised with a special gift or a gorgeous lunch. Check out these superb surprises for your favourite lady

all kinds of exciting home and giftware your Mum will love. Why not linger for a cuppa while you’re there – with a gorgeous slice of cake or a legendary Roundstone cheese scone? It’s also a great place to treat your mum to lunch on Mothers Day itself. There’s no need to book – just turn up and enjoy.

P’SST! Did you know Roundstone tea room is now serving a hearty English breakfast until midday? We can’t wait to try it.

Relax – I love you the A259 near Ferring – it’s high time you did. Pop along for a browse and you’ll find a wide selection of fruit and vegetables – all beautifully fresh and competitively priced. It’s a great place to shop for Mothers Day gifts, too. Pop into the tea room in the beautifully refurbished old barn next door to the Farm Shop. You’ll find



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massage, manicure or pedicure. Or book your own pampering session – you’ll get 50% discount on your first treatment (excluding hot stones). Give Becky a call on 07789 643855.

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Gifts and treats for Mum – at Roundstone Farm Shop Fresh fruit and vegetables taste fantastic all year round, and now spring is definitely on the horizon, it’s great to be able to pick up locally grown produce right on our doorstep. So, if you haven’t yet discovered Roundstone Farm Shop, a stone’s throw away on

Treat your mum to a spot of pampering, with a gift voucher from Becky Yates Holistic Beauty Therapist. Choose from a range of relaxing treatments, from body massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head

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Tasty treat to enjoy any time – at Morrie’s

Jenny and Mike at Morrie’s Tea Rooms, in Portland Square, have come up with a great new gift idea. Their cream tea gift vouchers would suit many occasions, but they’re just great for Mother’s Day. The best part about it is you can redeem them whenever you like. There are options to suit all budgets. There’s the traditional Sussex cream tea – scone, clotted cream, strawberry preserve and a pot of tea – or the two-tier

Afternoon Tea with finger sandwiches. For a really special treat there’s a Deluxe version, on a three-tier cake stand, including finger sandwiches and an assortment of cakes and pastries. With twenty different teas to choose from you may decide to try something you’ve never even heard of before. A perfect treat for someone special to share with you or a friend.

Cup cakes with love

If tea isn’t your drink, you can select from eight coffee options or hot chocolate. Morrie’s is a lovely relaxing place for your morning cuppa. And while you’re there, take a look at the lunch and snack menu. We’re sure once you’ve been there and enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and high quality you’ll soon be back. Buy your gift vouchers from Morrie’s Tea Rooms – in Portland Square just behind Boots – at any time. For details, call 01903 603094 or email

Mooey’s in Chapel Road, opposite the Museum, is a lovely cosy place to take your Mum any day, but on Saturday April 2, as an early Mother’s Day treat, Linzi and Danny are offering every Mum a free cup cake with their cuppa. Mooey’s opens from 8.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm on Saturdays. Mooey’s Mocha Shop, Chapel Road. For information call Linzi on 07814 023 163 or Danny on 07969 350 826

Tops for style – at James Perry Interiors

Traditional Tea Rooms and Licensed Restaurant Comfortable and unique surroundings with a separate lounge area for drinks and reading. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Quality home-cooked food from superior ingredients, sourced locally where possible. Extensive vegetarian options. Breakfasts, Snacks, Lunches, Afternoon Teas and Cakes.

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Whether you’re looking for a special Mothers Day gift, or some exciting style ideas, James Perry Interiors, owned and run by husband and wife team Sharon and James, is seriously worth a good long browse. The shop specialises in gorgeous and unusual items – from elegant photo frames and stylish lamps to ornate mirrors, dressing tables and beautiful chests of drawers in the French and Italian style.

“If you love the antique reproduction look, there’s plenty to help you make a bold design statement. It’s a look that’s really in vogue right now,” says Sharon. “And although we’re not just a gift shop, there’s lots to choose from – especially if your mum is a lady with oodles of style!” You’ll find James Perry Interiors at 33 Goring Road, opposite Nationwide Building Society. Give them a call on 504760, or just pop in.

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Consistently delicious Food with a great pedigree in the heart of town real expert understanding and respect for ingredients and how they blend together. Spring heralds the beginning of the food calendar with plump local sole in season as well as crab. Ben will be matching these two jewels of the sea, in his own inimitable style, with a delicious Indigo, at the Ardington Hotel Champagne sauce. in the Steyne, is one of those Chateaubriand at Indigo is restaurants where you know legendary. Carved at the table you will receive attentive service for two, 18ozs of the finest and great food. cut of prime English beef with Much of the credit must go fabulous hand cut chips and a to Head Chef Ben Miller and choice of sauces is a definite his excellent culinary training must for lovers of red meat. which started under the expert Indigo is open for lunch guidance of his father who was and dinner every day, and for Head Chef at the Ritz. Monday to Friday lunch they Having worked his way offer an excellent fixed price around the kitchens of London menu from £10.95 per person. and the Far East, Ben arrived at If you enjoy food we know Indigo ready to present his own you’ll enjoy Indigo. To book a creations –indigo_essential_worthing.pdf simple in construction table22/2/11 call 01903 230451 or visit 20:30:14 but refined in flavour showing a

Batter by far It’s Pancake Day on Tuesday March 8. If you’re a fan of this tempting dish, you’ll already have your favourite topping sorted out well in advance. (We love the traditional lemon and sugar – but each to his own!)

Here’s our recipe for the perfect pancake batter. Sift 100g plain flour with a pinch of salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and break in an egg. Stir together 300ml milk and water. Add 2 tbsp of liquid to the flour, mix until combined, then beat well. Add the rest of the liquid a little at a time, and beat gently until the batter is smooth. This will make about 4 thin pancakes. Pour just a little at a time into a hot oiled frying pan, and fry gently on both sides until golden. Toss if you’re feeling brave!

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Family friendly menu at Green Cuisine

For veggie mums there’s no better place to go for lunch on Mothers Day than Green Cuisine. This environmentally friendly restaurant in the heart of Worthing’s West End is fast building a reputation for delicious vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and healthy food, using sustainable, locally sourced ingredients. It’s the place to enjoy delicious home cooked food with a clear conscience, and the mouthwatering menu includes dishes

that are low fat, low GI, GF and vegan. And the family friendly Mothers Day menu means everyone will find something to enjoy. The three-course lunch costs £16 per head, and kids can eat for half price. What’s more – there’s a free glass of wine, a take home flower and handmade chocolate truffles for every mum. How fabulous is that? There’s plenty going on this month at Green Cuisine. Check out the St Patrick’s Day Foodie Quiz Night on Thursday March 17 – with questions on a British food theme, followed a two-course Irish meal. Try your hand at feltmaking, on a three-week course, starting on Sunday March 13. You’ll enjoy coffee, lunch and a dessert, as well as some expert tuition at a cost of £35 per day session, plus £15 for all your course materials. To find out more about the terrific events at Green Cuisine, or to book your Mothers Day table, call 01903 211338.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Mustard and Tarragon Hollandaise by Jane Baxter, from the Riverford Farm Cook Book Serves 4 400g purple sprouting broccoli, trimmed 250g unsalted butter 3 egg yolks juice of 1 lemon a pinch of cayenne pepper 2 tsp wholegrain mustard 1 tsp chopped tarragon 1 tsp chopped chives salt and freshly ground black pepper To make the sauce, melt the butter slowly in a pan, then remove from the heat. Put the egg yolks, lemon juice and cayenne in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the base of the bowl. Using a balloon whisk, whisk until slightly thickened, then whisk in the melted butter a little at a time until it has all been incorporated. The sauce should be thick and glossy. Stir in the mustard and herbs and season with salt and pepper. The sauce will keep in a warm place for about an hour.

Cook the purple sprouting broccoli in a large pan of boiling salted water until just tender. Drain and refresh in cold water, then dry well. Heat on a ridged grill pan (or a barbecue) until very hot, then place the broccoli on it. Cook, turning occasionally, until slightly charred. Arrange on a serving dish and drizzle over the hollandaise sauce. If you’re serving Mothers Day lunch at home, try this as a fabulous starter.

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10 Essential Places

Playing naturally Worthing’s children know what they want, as Wendy Greene discovered We all know that grown-ups know best, don’t we? Well no, actually, in some cases it seems they don’t. One of Worthing’s latest and greatest success stories resulted from extensive input from local schoolchildren. If you’ve walked or driven along West Worthing seafront, you can’t have missed the Waterwise Play Area – so called because it is next to the Waterwise Garden on the beach. The unique project was made possible following a successful National Lottery play strategy bid by Worthing Borough Council. Several sites were considered and the job of construction put out to tender. The three best tendered designs were taken into local schools and pupils were given the chance to study them and decide which suited their needs and likes. Says William Boyd, Parks and Foreshore Support Manager, “We had our own views on what would be selected, but the children chose exactly the opposite.” There were over 500 responses from children and the winners, Jupiter Play, were by far the most popular. Soon the ground was cleared and levelled and work began to construct an eco-friendly

“I wish we’d had this when I was little.” Great fun for Mums and kids alike

playground with good disabled access. It was decided that timber would be better than metal, and that colours should be muted to fit in with the surrounding area. Robinia wood from heritage managed forests was chosen for its strength and natural fire resistance. Engineers project managed the work and you can’t help thinking that those who had to give the equipment a thorough testing might have enjoyed it rather more than they would admit. The playground was officially opened by The Mayor and the fences adorned with posters and poems from the children of Durrington First and Middle School. Being next to the delightful Waterwise Garden means parents and grandparents can enjoy another eco-friendly facility while the children play. The café at nearby Marine Gardens is a great place to calm down after all that excitement and there’s a plan for the Landtrain to run from The Pier to the area, making it even more fun. Councillor Major Tom Wye, who was heavily involved in the project, says, “I am delighted with the success of the playground. I knew it would be

Testing, testing… These guys seem to be enjoying it all a bit more than they’d admit!

popular but this is much more than we expected. People come from miles around.” Tom points out that the quality of play is particularly good. His own grandchildren’s reaction was “wow!” As Parks Manager Clive Bramble says, “Since the opening we have all been blown away by the play area’s

success and seen massive use by the local children. Which goes to show – ask the children and you can’t go far wrong.”

Mum’s the word We asked a few mums for their verdict. Here’s what they told us “My children love the sandpit. It’s the only one around here.” “It’s great being on the beach. It makes it more interesting.” “Being wooden makes it soothing on the eye.” “We’ve come from Littlehampton just for this.” “At last Worthing’s doing something for the little ones – and the very little ones. And it’s free.”

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Oh, Boy – it’s Buddy! with the best aspects of the touring show. Buddy tells the story of the three years in which he became the world’s top recording artist, and features over 20 of Buddy’s greatest hits – including Peggy Sue, That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, Heartbeat and Raining In My Heart. It’s an evening of family entertainment that will have music-lovers of all ages toe-

His name was Buddy Holly, the man who in the 1950s, changed the face of popular music forever – the man who in 1959, died tragically in a plane crash, aged just 22. And now, his life and work is celebrated in a hugely successful stage musical, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, which makes a triumphant return to the Connaught Theatre this month.

The show enjoyed a 15-year run in the West End, followed by more than eight years on the road, right across Britain. It’s been seen and loved by more than 21 million people in over 20,000 performances worldwide. Here’s your chance to see the updated version, which unites the greatest elements from the original West End production

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tapping, hand-clapping and rocking in the aisles. Don’t miss it! Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story runs at the Connaught from Monday March 7 to Saturday March 12. Tickets £21 – £28.50. Concessions for groups of 8 or more. Performance times vary, so call the box office for more details, on 01903 206206 or visit the website at

Songs and smiles for mums at the Barn It’s a heart-warming treat for mums everywhere – not to mention a few grannies and aunties. That’s the promise from Music Theatre 2000 when they present With a Smile and a Song, a very special concert for Mother’s Day on Sunday April 3 at the Barn Theatre, Southwick. With a fabulous selection of songs old and new, this is a concert that’s guaranteed to appeal to all ages. Directed by Simon Gray, it features a guest appearance by Hove born singer/dancer Ben Palmer, fresh from playing the Beast in a London production of Beauty and the Beast – together with a highly talented cast, including Karen Orchin, Gary Lynn and Viv Aylward. And it’s not just a musical treat. You’ll be served a

fabulous afternoon cream tea during the interval, with sandwiches and home made cakes. With a Smile and a Song starts at 3pm. Tickets are £19.50, including cream tea and are available from the Barn Theatre Box Office on 01273 597094 or on line at The box office is open on weekday evenings from 7.30 – 9pm, or from one hour before curtain up on performance days. You can also buy tickets in person from the Southwick Community Centre Office, weekdays 9am – 3.30pm.

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Is your business up to the benchmark? It’s all about identifying your strengths and weaknesses, says Jo-Anne Haulkham at Spofforths

In a world that continues to saddle business owners with ever increasing compliance costs, it’s easy to lose sight of how your accountant can help you increase your profits and actively manage your tax liabilities.

That’s why Spofforths Chartered Accountants have recently launched a new benchmarking service to help business clients identify where their financial performance is strong and where improvements could potentially be made. The new financial analysis software takes your business accounts and turns them into a report written in plain English, with graphical illustrations of key ratios and performance indicators. The report uses ratio and trend analysis to investigate the financial health of your business and highlights areas you could work on. The performance of your business is compared to an industry average, so you can easily see how your business is performing, compared with others in the same sector.

Making the Most of your Financial Situation > Accounts preparation > Registered auditors > Payroll services > Tax consultants > Business start ups, sales & acquisitions Spofforths Chartered Accountants A2 Yeoman Gate Yeoman Way Worthing BN13 3QZ Tel. 01903 828 728 For more information please contact Jo-Anne Haulkham Offices also at Brighton, Chichester, Horsham & Storrington

The new product can also model future performance by analysing the effect of making changes to prices, business costs and credit control procedures. While economic conditions remain uncertain, a key aim of this service is to help you focus management time and effort on

areas which are most likely to affect profitability and cash flow. If you’d like to find out more about how Spofforths can help you make the most of your finances, call Jo-Anne on 01903 828728 or for more information, visit the website at

Do you have Blogger’s Block? It’s all a matter of planning, says Claire Love at Local Web Solutions/ LWS Creative Everyone’s talking about Social Media. It’s becoming more and more popular in business circles, as small businesses are Tweeting and blogging, businesses are growing their numbers of fans on Facebook, and LinkedIn is becoming a tool of choice for online networking. But the road to success is littered with abandoned blogs and stale Twitter feeds. Just like New Year resolutions, social media projects are very easy to start, but much, much tougher to sustain. So, how can we make it work for us? The key to success, as always, is planning. Take blogs, for example. It’s very easy to use up all your great blog ideas in the first few days or weeks. “Blogger’s Block” – a term which I may have just invented – will cut in very quickly unless you plan a campaign. The key to blogging success (and, tweeting or Facebook updating, to a lesser extent) is to find a niche or topic you want to talk about.

Then establish a ‘voice’ or tone for your blogs and plan your topics well in advance. An accountant, for example, could plan to blog around scheduled events such as Budgets or tax deadlines. A retailer could plan blogs as new, seasonal stock arrives or when a new campaign starts. Of course, spontaneous, unplanned blogs or tweets are great, but it’s also an excellent idea to plan your blogs or updates in advance and spread them out over the year. Blogger’s block? No chance! Claire Love is the Managing Director of West Sussex based Local Web Solutions / LWS Creative – a web, graphic design and marketing company. Contact Claire on 01903 790100, visit or email

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Smile, please!

When it’s a jungle out there

We’ve got a great service on denture repairs, says Jayne Ellis at Hollywood Smiles

If you’re a denture wearer, broken, loose or missing teeth can seriously damage your smile – and you certainly don’t want to wait ages for a repair job. That’s why it pays to visit us at Hollywood Smiles. Based in Shoreham, we’re a friendly bunch, and can undertake a quick repair job for around £25.

And if you have your own registered dental practice, we can offer a same day service on denture repairs, re-lines and additions – at competitive prices. Because we’re a small lab, our service is far more personal than other, larger establishments. What’s more, we’re all qualified, GDC registered and compliant with medical devices directive policies. Take a look at our colourful range of sports mouth guards, too. We can also offer night guards and whitening trays at prices you’ll like. For fast, efficient denture replacements, we like to think we’re putting a smile on a few faces – dentists and patients alike. If you’d like to find out more about the great service Hollywood Smiles can offer, give us a call on 01273 464288.

Let me sort out your garden in time for summer, says Steve at Helping Hands It’s been a long, cold winter and even keen gardeners will have found it hard to start the year’s tasks. For those of you avoiding the spring tidying in readiness for planting, I have the solution. Let me do it. I have run my own gardening business for fifteen years and specialise in lawn mowing,

HELPING HANDS • Garden Clearance • Paving and Fencing services

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

Custom whitening trays Metal free ceramics MDD & GDC Registered

hedge cutting, rotovating and garden clearance. I’m now offering a paving and fencing service, too. I’m happy to do domestic or commercial work and offer a friendly, reliable service. Give me a call for a free quote and to discuss whether you want a regular tidy up or simply a helping hand to get your gardening year started. Call Steve Harrison on 01903 203326.



• All tree, hedge and lawn work undertaken • Friendly & reliable


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We’ve got it covered! We’re always keen to showcase the talents of local artists and designers on our front covers, and over the last five years we’ve featured all kinds of exciting original work, from cartoons to sculpture. Could your photo or art work be next? This month we’re launching our very latest Cover Competition – and the winning entry will appear on a future cover of Essentially Worthing. Here’s how to enter. Your work can be a photograph or a piece of original art using any medium, and in any style. The theme is Worthing and District – but think outside the box. We’re looking for something quirky and fun with an upbeat, local image and plenty of the wow factor. Send us a high resolution image of your work in portrait format, either as a jpeg or PDF. This should be emailed, together with your contact details, to edit@ and headed Cover Competition entry.

Or you can post an A4 size print to Essentially Worthing Cover Competition, 7 Phrosso Road, Worthing, BN11 5SJ. Again, we’ll need your contact details, including a daytime phone number. Closing date Thursday March 31. We regret no postal entries can be returned.

Singing to make you feel good Stonewater Arts Singers love to sing. Some of them read music, others don’t. Their tastes in music vary, but that’s fine because the repertoire is extremely broad. As founder Becky Rocheleau says, “Singing is for everyone – we look upon it as a form of selfexpression. Being in a choir gives a sense of belonging and can be therapeutic.” Becky started her musical career in West End shows like Miss Saigon, so having moved south and started a family, she needed to start singing again. Just over two years ago, she joined forces with Dominique Levack and some friends, meeting at the River of Life Church in Broadwater Road from 7.30-9.30pm every Wednesday. They perform two concerts a year and small events for local charities. The choir has grown but would love more members, especially men. Interested? Give Becky a call on 07957 133317.

Photo: Christian Black

Fine Art and Antiques at Goodwood House

Lovers of fine art and antiques will be delighted to know about this very special fair at Goodwood House. Wilsons Antiques of 45, New Broadway, Tarring Road, Worthing will be exhibiting some fascinating items, including a 19th century oil painting of Chichester cathedral by Henry Earp senior (pictured). Take a look at the fine quality Victorian burr walnut credenza with a musical marquetry panel, the Regency mahogany pembroke

work table, a set of Victorian mahogany wall shelves, two watercolours by F.J.Aldridge, and R.H.Nibbs, and a Victorian burr walnut work table. And if you’d like a complimentary ticket for the fair, Wilsons have some to give away to Essentially Worthing readers. Just call in at the shop between Monday and Friday from 10 am to 4.30pm, or call 01903 202059. The Fair is open from Friday March 25 to Sunday March 27 – and it’s certainly worth a browse.

Swanning along We’re delighted to hear some good news about the swan which had to be rescued after being shot last month. Thanks to Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service (WADARS) and the RSPCA, he has now fully recovered and been released back to the River Arun. In fact, he paddled out to join his friends near the Look and Sea Centre quite unaware of his audience.

WADARS Animal Collection Officer David Gambriel said, “It is always a wonderful moment when you release a bird back into the environment knowing you helped in its recovery. This was a particularly nasty injury inflicted by someone with an air rifle. We would like to repeat the warning that anyone found deliberately injuring swans could face a fine of up to £5,000 or six months’ imprisonment. WADARS are offering a reward of £500 to anyone who has information which will lead to a conviction and help us catch the person who did this.” Anyone who has any information should call their local police station or contact WADARS on 01903 217788

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The new face of Henry House complements the solar water heating, water collection and recycling already in place as part of their green commitment to the environment. “We took advantage of the Government’s feed-in tariff

contract, so we’ll be selling our surplus back to the grid,” says owner Karen Simporis. “And with gas and electricity costs set to rise by 7-10% in 2011, this has to be the way to go.”

Getting the balance right Henry House has a great new look. This award-winning therapy centre and hot pool in Worthing’s Heene Road is well known for providing a wide range of treatments for all ages. And now, it’s not only looking a whole lot smarter, it’s also greener and far more economical, helping to keep costs down for clients and visitors. Henry House closed over Christmas and New Year to allow for a major facelift to

the pool and reception area. The dark wood and carpets have now been replaced by a whiter, brighter look – with new lighting and original Edwardian floorboards stripped back to their former glory. There’s a new driftwood style sculptured desk, created by local artist Tana Jackson, and the staff who greet you will be sporting new uniforms and logos. Henry House will also be generating its own electricity, thanks to the solar voltaic panels installed by Suntrader – and this

I’m passionate about this type of exercise, says Kerrie Chinn at B Balanced Exercise

I believe a little goes a long way and that exercise need not be time-consuming, strenuous or expensive. My goal is to bring accessible and welcoming remedial exercise classes to the local community and the Pilates and Extend classes I run in West Sussex are suitable for numerous conditions and problems. I’ve been trained by physiotherapists in remedial exercise, so can cater for injury recovery, back complaints, pregnancy and post natal, and conditions such as sciatica, osteoporosis, arthritis, MS, ME, breast cancer, stroke, Parkinson’s and other debilitating conditions. Classes are small so I can get to know my clients and

supervise individual progression in a class environment. I am happy to work with practitioners and take referrals from them, to enhance rehabilitation after physiotherapy or treatment. Worthing & Adur council and local support groups are helping me to bring concessionary classes to at-risk groups such as cancer and stroke sufferers and the elderly to build a positive pro–active approach to recovery from illness or injury. These classes bridge the gap between hospital / physio rehab and general exercise forums so those who would ordinarily cease to exercise after treatment or injury will now have another option with classes that help and educate them, keeping them well, mobile and independent for longer. For more information call 01903 205684 or 07983 239 443 or email b.balanced50@

over 60’s Mobility & Posture Independence Rehabilitation General Classes: Gentle, Fun, Safe Specialised Groups Stroke Parkinsons

Core Stability Postural Awareness Illness/Injury Rehab Classes in and around Worthing & Adur

Call Kerrie on 07983 239443 01903 205684 Fully Qualified & Insured Instructor

Back Care Classes Personal Training Breast Cancer Rehab

Small Classes Referals Welcome Individual Attention Guaranteed

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Frequently asked questions Find out more about care and funding at a series of special local workshops

“Suppose I have to go into a residential care home? How do I know I’ll be able to afford the fees?” “As primary carer, what are my legal responsibilities – and how do I find the right care facility for my loved one?”

As members of our family grow older, it’s questions like these which can cause worry and concern – and we need to face them in a practical manner. And although many people have a healthy and independent old age, some of us find it increasingly hard to cope at home, and don’t like to rely on family and friends for everyday support. But looking for care can be a daunting task – unless you know the right way to go about it. That’s why it’s good to know that expert information is at hand. A team of professionals

your queries, and give you the facts, free of charge and with no obligation. So – who exactly are these experts, and what can they do for you? Louise Bruce – Director/Owner of Melrose Care Ltd – Provider of residential Nursing Care at a Nursing home rated ‘Excellent’ (3 stars) in Worthing, Louise has a long career in the Health care industry (both NHS and Independent sectors) and can advise on what you should expect and look for in residential care facilities.

with expertise in many aspects of Care have joined together at Melrose Residential Care Home in Worthing to offer you the very best information, help and support at a series of open evenings. They’ll listen to all

We are here to help with a personal, professional and cost effective service that combines expertise with efficiency • Care Options and Funding • Conveyancing • Court of Protection

Tom Scott – Managing Director – The Care Fees Advice Agency. Tom specialises in providing financial advice on the many solutions to funding care fees, helping you consider all of the options available. “Many people have never considered alternatives such as a care plan,” he explains. “This will guarantee an income for life to pay towards fees, and could preserve an inheritance for your family.” Karen Grainger and Sarah Heselgrave – Just Care Consultancy – Karen and Sarah’s expertise lies in matching each person with the care that is best for them.  They also offer a Monitoring Service to ensure your loved one is receiving the right care. And, having previously worked in the NHS, they’re experts in Continuing Healthcare.


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the obligations of carers under the Mental Capacity Act, and all matters concerning Legal Planning (both Life Time and in Wills).

Ian Macara, Partner at Bennett Helen & Carl Hancorn – Griffin Solicitors (pictured) Managing Director – Kardinal – Ian’s speciality is legal Healthcare/Mobility – Kardinal services for older folk, often is a Domiciliary care agency focusing on steps that can handling disability equipment prevent future problems and supplies. Helen and Carl are worry. He’ll be pleased to experts in the field of provision answer queries on Powers of Financial Care Consultants Limited for care at home. Attorney/Court of Protection, Worthing, BN11 4NU

Specialist Independent Financial Advice

• Lifetime Tax Planning • Power of Attorney • Probate Disputes


• Probate and Estate Administration

Expert advice on meeting the cost of your care

• Support for the Retired • Trust Creation and Administration • Wills

Telephone 01903 369881 62 The Street, Rustington, West Sussex, BN16 3NR with offices also in Ferring, Worthing, Horsham and Crawley (by appointment)

Call for your free guide to care fees planning

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Home comforts in hotel luxury We like our residents to be able to lead their own lives, says Louise Bruce of Melrose Care

A tour of the lovely Victorian house on Wykeham Road, Worthing, will quickly demonstrate why Melrose Care Home is the home of choice for many people for a short respite stay or long term care. This 3-star award winning home was designated “excellent” by the Care Quality Commission in their most recent inspection. Most of the bright airy rooms have en suite facilities, but there are also assisted baths if required. The communal rooms offer residents the opportunity to socialise, read, entertain relatives or just enjoy the garden views. There is a designated quiet room and two conservatories in addition to the lounge and dining room.

Kardinal Mobility • Rise and recline chairs • Stairlifts • Mobility scooters • Home adaptions for easy living

All rooms are tastefully decorated with plenty of armchairs, enabling visitors to talk without imposing on others’ space. Mealtimes are an opportunity to socialise, but residents can choose when to eat and are able to stay in their own rooms if they prefer. It is important for anyone going into residential accommodation to feel it is their home. Bringing in personal furniture, family photographs and ornaments is encouraged. A visiting florist helps residents who like to make flower arrangements for their rooms— just one of many activities available. There is a personal trainer on hand to enable those

Kardinal Healthcare • Care at home • Waking and sleeping nights • Companionship and sitting service • Domestic and shopping services

82-84 Broadwater Street, West Worthing BN14 9DE. 01903 211931 135 Montague Street, Worthing BN11 3BP. 01903 232326

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interested in keeping mind and body in trim. The garden has raised flower beds should anyone fancy helping the gardener. The building itself has an interesting layout. Some of the corridors have glass walls, while others are decorated with paintings by local artists. As you would expect in a Nursing Home, fully qualified staff are available at all times in addition to the care team, many of whom have or are studying for NVQ qualifications. Care Manager Liz Seymour RGN is responsible for medical welfare and staff management, while owner Louise Bruce ensures residents are happy and able to lead their lives with a flexible routine. “We are also very proud to have been awarded accreditation

in the Gold Standards Framework in end of life care (GSF),” says Louise. “This comes also with a Quality Hallmark from Help the Aged. We were also highly commended this year in the Worthing Business Awards. All of this is fantastic recognition for what the team works so hard to achieve.” Melrose is at 7-11 Wykeham Road, Worthing. For more information, call 01903 230406 or visit

Caring For You Melrose is a privately owned Nursing Home situated close to the heart of Worthing. We have the top quality rating awarded by the Care Quality Commission, reflecting our dedication to quality care. We offer a professional service in a caring and homely environment with excellent facilities, a beautiful garden, easy access and parking facilities. Our staff are highly skilled and trained in meeting the specific care needs of our residents 24 hours a day. You are welcome to visit at any time, just pop in, you can be assured of a warm welcome. Please visit our website or contact us directly for a brochure or more information.


Finding care • Monitoring care NHS Continuing health care eligiblity NHS appeals and retrospective claims Dignity Campaign Please contact Karen Grainger or Sarah Heselgrave on 01273 915501 •

7-11 Wykeham Road • Worthing • BN11 4JG Tel: 01903 230406


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

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

10 Station Parade, South St., Lancing 01903 765353

1 Sea Lane, Rustington 01903 774030

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.

Heaton House

Highgrove House

20/22 Reigate Road, Worthing (near Goring Road shops)

32/34 Winchester Road Worthing (near Heene Road)

263 Goring Road, Worthing 01903 505655

“Each time we came we always received a warm welcome and a cuppa. Our sister could not have been better cared for anywhere” Come and join us at Highgrove House for our coffee morning on the last Wednesday of each month.

Sally or Michelle 01903-700251 Clive or Sue 01903-230487

Looking for a care home that’s different?

• • • • • • 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

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

54 Shelley Road



t: 01903 237000



West Sussex

luxury residential care home


BN11 4BX

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Lock, stock and barrel? Richard Reynolds has been surfing the Net – with surprising results The internet is a wonderful thing. No, really, it is. Okay, sometimes it can be the most bizarre source of information or entertainment imaginable, but every now and then it can blow your mind. Just the other day I came across a piece of information online that was so bizarre, it just couldn’t be true – could it? It arrived via an email titled “Stuff Everyone Should Know” (now that’s an email I’m going to read) and there, in amongst a whole load of rubbish, was the subject line “Never Get Locked Out of Your Car Again”. The article went on to explain that should you ever be unfortunate enough to lock your keys in your car, or lose them, then as long as you have a spare remote with keyless entry and a mobile phone you are – well – laughing. If you lock your keys in the

car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone from your mobile phone. Hold your mobile phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button on the spare keys, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. And, hey presto, your car will unlock! Now, I’m sure, that like me when I first read this, you are thinking “What a load of poppycock!” However, isn’t there just enough of a semblance of possibility in that idea that’s got you wondering? It certainly got

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GOOD HOMES ALWAYS NEEDED FOR DOGS, CATS, RABBITS, GUINEA PIGS ETC Please support us, we are open to the public Sundays 1 – 4pm Donations desperately needed for food & Vet bills. Tel: 01903 872734 Mobile 07904 476819 (no answerfone, we’re never far away) Charity No.1096231


Variety of cats awaiting loving homes Our OAPs (Old Age Pusscats) come with no vet’s bills Moggie minding service

For further details call 01903 202251 E: Charity Number 1049596

Now, I haven’t had the chance to check this out yet, but if you have, you know where to get hold of me… Listen to Richard Reynolds on the Mid-Morning Show, 10am – 2pm on Splash FM 107.7.

me wondering, so I mentioned it on my Splash FM show, and to my delight loads of listeners phoned in to tell me they had used this method before and it had worked perfectly. So – the internet comes to the rescue again.

Essential Directory ANIMAL RESCUE

Having said this, it doesn’t mean from now on I’m going to believe everything I read online without checking it out first. Only today I read that in a lift, the button you can press to close the lift doors has absolutely no function, except to make you feel you’re in control. Pressing the button does not close the lift doors, or indeed do anything at all.



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


Worthing AnimalRescue RescueService Service Worthingand and District District Animal Charity Number 257843 RegisteredRegistered Charity Number 257843



YOUR local Animal Charity

For all standards & ages (especially over 50s)

The Rescue & Rehoming of domestic animals The Rescue & Rehabilitation of wildlife Your donations, membership, legacies & fund raising keep us running.

Learn to use a computer at your pace in your home

01903 217788


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:




Computers Limited

■ New & refurbished computers & laptops ■ Repairs ■ Advice and Support Open Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am – 5.30pm Wednesday 9am – 1pm

Call Alex on 01903 236 761 105 South Farm Road ■ Worthing ■ BN14 7AX

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 Julie Knott for more info

07914 361542


20 Essential Directory DIGITAL SERVICES

HOUSEHOLD GOODS WANTED We Need Your Unwanted Furniture

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

Call 01903 750594 for FREE collection

The Salvation Army is a Christian Church and a Registered Charity

HEALTH & BEAUTY Does your relationship with food rule your life? Contact Anne White Pathways for Recovery Professional counselling service BACP accredited counsellor 07906 745905






HOME VISITS or SURGERY IN GORING/FERRING Tel: 01903 504247 Mobile: 07990 898 099




Cleaning Services

‘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

Domestic Appliances

Property Maintenance

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



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


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 Supply Domestic Appliances ◆ We Repair most makes of white goods ◆ We Install and remove appliances ◆ All work guaranteed

Cut out and keep

01903 503731


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

NO VAT Free Quotation 01903 550138

Home improvement refurbishment specialists. All aspects of general building from design to completion. 148 Palmer Road, Littlehampton

Tel: 01903 772036

Cut out and keep

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

Freephone 0800 118 2059

Roofing DJH ROOFING SPECIALISTS • Flat roofing • Slating, • Lead works • Chimney works • Tiling • Fascias & Guttering • Advice on roofing problems • Friendly reliable service • Emergency call out • FREE Estimates T: 01903 700487 M: 07833 744458

0800 140 9800


Goldenseal Construction

01903 856210 / 07899 930244

Double Glazing

Oven Cleaning

Flat Roofing UPVC Fascias & Soffits Installed Roof Cleaning & Moss Removal Roof & Gutter Repairs Property Maintenance

or 07860 209124

Alarms, CCTV and Intercoms

To arrange collection 01903 741719

01903 755995

Or visit our Showroom at 56 Crabtree Lane, Lancing

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


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

Garage Doors

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:

Surveyor and Valuer

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

01903 872211 43 Cross Lane, Findon West Sussex BN14 0UB

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records and cds

Records wanted We buy most records including classical, Jazz, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, Rock & Pop, LPs, EPs, 45s and 78s, sheet music & music memorabilia Darran Laine, Top Floor, 67 Victoria Road,Worthing

Please call Richard on 07970 319961 01903 243942

James Perry Interiors Quality Floor Sanding Commercial & Domestic Sanding & Restoration of wood floors Free estimates

01903 504760 07941 553643


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


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

Wooden Floor Restoration


Tel: 01903 209553


Offering support & companionship in very sheltered housing 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.


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

wordsearch SEABIRDS

All the words at the foot of the page are hidden in the puzzle reading in any direction

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


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


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22 Essential Zodiac A fun, friendly look at what’s in the stars for you in March

AQUARIUS (Jan 21 – Feb 19)

Your life now has a strong forward momentum, which is very good news. You come up with an idea and find it happens quickly and smoothly. Money and financial opportunities seem to be cropping up all over the place – and you’re feeling confident and intuitive, so follow your instincts. You’ve always been a great talker, but don’t overdo it, or you could find your energy levels flagging.


(Feb 20 – March 20) You’re feeling on top of the world right now, with personal confidence and self esteem on a tremendous high. Energy levels are fizzing, but take care to use this get-up-and-go in the right way – or you’ll find it could lead to conflicts, impatience and (dare we say it?) a couple of temper tantrums. Most Pisceans love clothes, so make sure you “dress to impress”, as there’s a real business opportunity involved here.


(July 24 – Aug 23) You’re feeling happy, healthy and confident. When it comes to your love life, you’ve always been headstrong – ready to fall for someone at the first whistling sound of Cupid’s arrow. And, yes, there are romantic opportunities for single Leos this month – but your challenge is to keep the fire burning for longer than your usual flash in the pan.


(Aug 24 – Sept 23) Spring cleaning is the name of the game. It’s high time to go through everything in your home with a ruthless eye – and get all those possessions you no longer need along to the charity shop. The same procedure also needs to be applied to your emotional life, but this is a far more complicated process. Don’t let old issues clog up the emotional works – you need to make space for new and better ideas.



You’re in daredevil mood this month. Because your health is so good and your energy levels so high you may be tempted to overdo things and attempt goals which are, quite frankly, beyond you. We’re talking foolhardy here, and you could come a cropper. So, avoid possible injury by using that daredevil streak to your own advantage, in a mindful, well-planned way.

You may find yourself scheduling a couple of doctor’s appointments – and that’s no bad thing. If you’ve been feeling worried about your health, now’s the time to seek professional advice and get it sorted. It’ll certainly put your mind at rest. Times may be tough at work, but hang on in there. In the end you’ll accomplish much more than you could ever have believed possible.

(March 21 – April 20)


(April 21 – May 21) Because you’re so good at being in charge you could find yourself acting as role model this month. Your career path looks strong, and you can expect plenty of family support as you press on to achieve the goals you set yourself in the New Year. If you’ve been feeling a bit under the weather recently, the good news is your health is on track to improve significantly.


(May 22 – June 21) Listen to the news and you’ll see how rapidly world events are moving. It’s exactly the same with your own life, but don’t panic – there’s no need to let things get out of hand. Spend time reviewing some difficult issues you’ve been wrestling with recently, perhaps connected with your family, and think about simple and immediate ways to resolve them. This may not be as impossible as you first thought.


(June 22 – July 23) You’ve been making plans recently, and you know just how you should proceed. Now’s the time to put these plans into practice, so don’t let others try to change your mind. Your happiness and success is up to you, so go it alone, if necessary. If you got through last month with your health intact, give yourself a pat on the back. And if you didn’t, you’ll be pleased to know this coming month looks much more promising, health-wise.

(Sept 24 – Oct 23)


(Oct 24 – Nov 22) They do say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb – but whoever said so wasn’t referring to your finances. On the contrary, you’ll find money matters are a bit lamb-like and so-so as the month begins, building up to some seriously lucrative prospects and leaving you feeling like the King of the Beasts. Love, on the other hand, is going through a rather tepid phase – try socialising with your family instead.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 – Dec 21)

If you have children living at home they could be testing your patience this month. Handle them with wisdom, as the authoritarian approach just isn’t going to work. Now’s the time to review past experiences and put them into context. This is an extremely valuable exercise, and what you thought of as painful traumas could turn out to be useful lessons.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 20)

Spring is coming, and the pace of events seems to be hotting up. You’re making rapid progress towards achieving the goals you set yourself, and if you’re launching a new project, the second half of the month makes perfect timing. Although your career is very important, you’ll need to shift the balance a little and make more time to listen to your family.

Essential Dr Sarah 23

Dr Sarah has the last word… What images come to mind when you think of A&E? Rowdy drunks, broken bones, car crashes, heart attacks and long waits in draughty waiting rooms? Yes, there’s a lot of the above – and there’s plenty of GP stuff too. Snuffles, coughs and colds and toothache – they’re all part of the bread and butter of A&E. It’s mostly a pleasure, a thrill even – I’m never happier than up to my elbows in claret – and sometimes it’s a drudge, a positive chore but it passes the time and pays the bills. Every once in a while though, and mercifully relatively infrequently, there unfolds a tragedy so complete that it leaves us all stunned and reeling, wondering how we

What’s the worst thing that could happen? No doctor wants to have to break tragic news, says Dr Sarah Honess can carry on and why we put ourselves through it. Of course death is no stranger to hospitals. Breaking bad news to distraught relatives is part of my role. I hope I do this with sympathy, compassion and sensitivity. I don’t really share their grief, I am doing my job. No one wants to see a weeping doctor. When a child dies, it is something else altogether. No communication skills workshop at Medical School will ever prepare you to speak to the parents of a dead child. . Resuscitation is a routine procedure, you go into autopilot and get on with it. There’s a lot to do, a lot to think about and a lot of people to coordinate. While you are busy doing, thinking and coordinating you are a machine.

As soon as you stop, you are just a mother staring at someone else’s dead child, trying to wake from what must surely be a nightmare. Mostly, we deal with death and carry on. On to the next kebab-coated drunk scraped out of the gutter or a threeweek-old sprained ankle. But child death rocks the whole team, from the paramedics to the receptionist. I would like to pay tribute here to the amazing people I work with, without whom I would almost certainly be rocking gently to and fro in a secure institution. They keep me sane. Well, sort of. So as I drive home sobbing in the aftermath of an emotional Armageddon, I am exhausted and burnt out. All I want to do is hold my own sweet children, still warm

and tousled-headed from sleep and inwardly swear never to shout at them again. What this ultimately does is to reset my priority clocks about what really, really matters. It helps to put the world back into perspective. Feeling so keenly such raw extreme emotion makes you very aware of how precious life is. It strips away all the clutter and pares life down to the essentials. So next time you attend with anything other than an Accident or an Emergency and find us less than enthralled by your story – forgive us. We might just have been to hell and back. Dr Sarah trained in Medicine at King’s College, London, and now works in the Emergency Department at Worthing Hospital.

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Essentially Worthing Magazine - March 2011  

Essentially Worthing Magazine - March 2011

Essentially Worthing Magazine - March 2011  

Essentially Worthing Magazine - March 2011