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Everyone’s local magazine

May 2011

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? We meet Worthing’s kite surfers

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


2 Essential Home

Three cheers for trees! Garden Xtras is proud to support the National Forest

Wooden garden furniture is beautiful, natural and stylish – and at Garden Xtras there’s a wide range to choose from, in teak and hardwood. What’s more – as part of this excellent company’s green credentials – Garden Xtras is committed to support the National Forest by sponsoring trees. The National Forest is a bold project. It’s a forest in the making, transforming 200 square miles of England’s heartland, and already more than 7.8 million trees have been planted. This means woodland cover has increased from 6% to 18%, and habitats are being created to allow animals, insects and plants to flourish.

“By planting trees to replenish the wood supplies we use, we really know we’re helping the environment,” says Stephen at Garden Xtras. “All our wood is FSC approved (Forest Stewardship Committee), which certifies that the timber has come from legal sustainable sources – so we’re certainly doing our bit to preserve the rain forest! And when you buy our hardwood garden furniture, you can be sure you’ll be doing your bit, too.” Garden Xtras at Lancing Business Park stocks a varied range of garden ornaments and accessories, too – including, pots, planters, bird feeders, trellises and lots more. In fact, if it doesn’t grow, but you need it in your garden, pop in for a browse. For more details, call Stephen, Bridget or Maxine on 01903 756565.

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Contents 2 4 6 7 8

May 2011

Essential Home – supporting the National Forest May Diary – the Essential Guide to what’s happening locally Essential Leisure – Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Wendy Greene talks to kite surfer Robin Hallett Essential Events – win tickets for Blood Brothers at the Pavilion Theatre Essential Eating – Rustington Manor opens its doors

Essential Experts – the best advice in town Essential Health – are you under attack from pollen? 15 Essential Splash – Nick Osborne’s a real footie fan 15 - 17 Essential Directory – and Trees Wordsearch 18 Essential Care – the very best in residential and home care

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From the Editor

Ganda Publishing Ltd, 7 Phrosso Road, Worthing, BN11 5SJ

www.essentiallyworthing.co.uk The first glint of spring sunshine usually highlights one stark reality – how badly the car needs a wash. If yours is covered in less-than-witty-messages scrawled with a thoughtful person’s finger, it’s time to unearth all that cleaning equipment you buried in the shed around last October, and get cracking. This, of course, is when you discover the shortcoming of your hosepipe, which now resembles a dead boa constrictor. Then, after a fruitless search for all those brushes and sponges you store up for car-washing, you remember how they were all relegated to the wheelie bin as being too disgusting to continue using. You had every intention of replacing them, of course. But didn’t. Let’s assume you’ve sorted out the kit and, gritting your teeth, you get started. It’s drizzling a bit, but what the heck? You notice the gathering seagulls perching on a nearby roof as, covered in suds (80% on you, 20% on the car) you battle grimly on. The drizzle eases and at last you stand back, contemplating your handiwork in some amazement. The seagulls are looking decidedly interested now.

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You give them a final glance as you’re putting everything back in the shed, knowing in the depths of your soul that all this has been in vain. It’s a dead cert that as soon as you’ve closed the front door your gleaming vehicle will be splattered with random dollops of seagull poo. They know. They watch. They wait. Automatic car wash, anyone?

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The Essential Guide to what’s on locally Every Tuesday Breakaway Singles Social Club, Charles Dickens pub, Heene Road, 8.30—11pm. Call 01903 694247 for more details.

Every Wednesday and Thursday Give Croquet a Try, Sussex County Croquet Club, Kingston Lane, opposite Shoreham College, 10.30 am – 12 noon (Wednesdays), 2 – 3.30pm (Thursdays). Coaching offered. Wear flat soled shoes. For more details, call 07717 058833.

Every Friday Littlehampton Market, new location at High Street, Littlehampton (near Gamley’s), 9am – 4pm. 12 stalls with a wide range of produce at affordable prices. For more details, call Littlehampton Town Council on 01903 732063.

Friday May 6 Worthing Eczema Support Group, The Wave Centre, Dominion Road, 9.30 – 11am. Helping children and adults

Singles Evening Wednesday 11th May 7:30pm Gio’s Bar, Burlington Hotel Come along and meet the DATEBAND team and other members for an informal drink Bring a friend. Contact Lisa at Dateband

01903 874125

living with eczema. With guest speaker and demonstration of a Water Softener from Kinetico. Children welcome. Refreshments provided. Call Johanna on 01903 200894 for more details.

Friday May 13    The songs and music of

Saturday May 14 & Sunday May 15

refurbishments

Sompting & District Model Railway Club Annual Exhibition, Village Hall, West Street, Sompting, 10am – 5pm Saturday, 10am – 4:30pm Sunday. Layouts and traders, with a hands-on layout for children. Refreshments. Admission £2 adults, £1 children and seniors. For more details, call Colin Edkins on 01903 752928 or Peter Briggs on 01903 764531.   www.somptingdistrictmrc.org.

Saturday May 7

Saturday May 14

Health, Beauty & Wellbeing Exhibition. Ashington Community Centre. 10am-1pm. Styling, holistic and medical taster sessions. Lucky dip in aid of Ashington First Responders. Refreshments. Admission £2. Organised by Ann Lawder Personal Styling 07902 481320. www.annlawder.co.uk

Big Band Night, Maybridge

Sunday May 15

Friday May 6 Care Advice Free Coffee Morning, Allan Fletcher Hall, Offington Park Methodist Church, South Farm Road, Worthing, 10am – 12 noon. Come along and ask the experts – no obligation.

Monday May 9 WCHP 20th Birthday Party, Food Restaurant, 7pm. Celebrate with Worthing Churches Homeless Projects. Tickets £30 per person or £250 for a table of 10. To include champagne reception, threecourse dinner and live music. Call Food Restaurant direct on 01903 227780 (payment with booking, please).

Bob Dylan, The Wheatsheaf Pub, Richmond Road, 5.306.30pm. Live music. For more information www.petersfriends. org.uk

Friday May 13 Outcry, Thomas a Becket pub, 9-11pm. Worthing’s popular pop, rock and soul covers band (1960s – 2000s), making their last appearance before June

Community Church, 77 The Strand, Goring, 7.30pm. An evening of nostalgia with the Ronnie Smith Big Band, in aid of Worthing Churches Homeless Projects. Tickets £5 – call Christine Norman on 01903 620714.

Saturday May 14 Morning Melodies, Emmanuel United Reformed Church, St Michael’s Road, Worthing, 11am – 12noon. Presented by Marcus Martin. Coffee and biscuits from 10.30am. Admission free – donations to St Barnabas.

WADARS Wag-a-Thon Walk, Highdown Gardens 11am. Walk to the Spotted Cow pub, Angmering and back to the start. Entry £5. Sponsorship forms from WADARS or any Grove Lodge surgery. Free dog tags and goodie bags for every owner accompanied by their dog. For more details, call 01903 200506.

Monday May 16 Absolute Beginners Fitness Pilates, Heene Gallery, 106 Heene Road, 6 - 7pm. Nineweek course. For details and to book your place, call Christine on 01903 263470 or visit www.christine-carter.co.uk

Wednesday May 11 Dateband Singles Evening, Gio’s Bar at the Burlington Hotel, 7.30pm. Meet the Dateband team and other members for an informal drink. Bring a friend. For more information, call Lisa on 01903 874125.

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Tuesdays, 8.30 - 11pm at the Charles Dickens, Heene Road, Worthing

Come along and make new friends Events and activities, theatre, darts, meals, walking and quiz nights

Allan: 01903 694247

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Monday May 16

Saturday May 21

Worthing Astronomical Society, Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall (off Heene Road), 7.30pm Talk by Dr Christopher Arridge from the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College, London on the Europa Jupiter System Mission. Visitors £3. For more details, call Graham Boots on 01903 505346.

Broadwater Community Association Spring Fayre, Parish Rooms, Broadwater, opposite the Green, 10am-1pm. Tombola, raffle, plants, handmade cards, home-made cakes, refreshments. Admission 20p. Proceeds towards the building of a new Community Centre. Call 01903 522376 for more details.

Monday May 16 – Friday May 27

Saturday May 21

Oak Grove College 6th Form Plant Sale, The Boulevard, Worthing 10am-2pm including the weekend. Top quality plants nurtured by Special Needs students as part of their learning and to raise funds for further school activities. Refreshments.

Friday May 20 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, call 07860 578708 or visit www. tamlamotownsoulpartynights. co.uk.

Saturday May 21 Elvis Tribute Night, Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham, 8pm. Bar, café, raffle. Free car parking. In aid of P C Rathbands Blue Lamp Foundation. Tickets £10 on 01273 454686 or 01903 751267.

Saturday May 21 Summer Revels, Findon St John the Baptist C of E Primary School, School Hill, Findon Village, from 11am. Procession with country and maypole dancing, tug-of-war, craft stalls, bouncy castle – and lots more. Admission Free.

Saturday May 21 Worthing Wordsmiths’ Fete, St Paul’s Centre, Chapel Road. 10.30am -3pm. Big prize raffle, tombola, stalls and children’s tombola. Refreshments.

Hidden Treasures,  West Worthing Baptist Church, South Street, BN14 7NJ, 10am -12.30pm. Ladies shopping and pamper event – with nearly new women’s fashion, stalls, gift ideas and pampering sessions. Admission 50p.

Friday May 27 Here Comes Summer, The Wheatsheaf Pub, Richmond Road, 5.30-6.30pm. Live music to get you in the mood for a great summer.  For more information www.petersfriends.org.uk

Saturday May 28 – Sunday June 5 Littlehampton Folk, Roots Arts Fesitval. Lots of great arts events all over town. Tickets and enquiries on 01903 732063 or download a brochure at www. littlehampton-tc.gov.uk.

Bank Holiday Monday May 30 Car Boot Sale, Broadwater Green. Hosted by Broadwater Community Association. Cars £8, vans and cars with trailers £12. Sellers 7am, buyers 9am. For more details, call 01903 522376.

AND LOOKING AHEAD Wednesday June 1 Cream Tea and Talk, St Symphorians Church Hall, New Road, Durrington, 2.30pm. Talk by Roy Taylor, former  Radar Operator at Truleigh Hill Radar Station. Hosted by Durrington Friends of St Barnabas. Raffle. Tickets £4 in advance. For more details, call 01903 691888 or 01903 525764.

In the Mood for a family event at Tangmere

There’s a great day out for the whole family at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum this month – with oodles of special attractions as well as the permanent museum exhibits. With stalls and competitions, a treasure hunt, a fire engine, Southdown bus and police car on display, re-enactors, open cockpits to explore and special visits from several Military Vehicles – there’s plenty to keep everyone occupied. During the afternoon, there’s also a rare opportunity to meet WWII veterans of RAF Bomber Command, as they’re on hand to sign prints, cards and books available in the Museum Shop, in aid of Bomber Command Memorial Fund.

Check out the special book launch of Great War to Great Escape, the story of Bernard ‘Pop’ Green who participated in the real ‘Great Escape’ and later lived in Chichester. The book’s author is Pop’s grandson, who will be there for two signing sessions. Why not get right “in the mood” and come dressed as a 1940s family? It’s all happening at Tangmere, near Chichester on Sunday May 15 – don’t miss out! Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is open every day from February to the end of November from 10am. There’s good disabled access, too. Visit the website for admission and event details at www. tangmere-museum.org.uk, or call 01243 790090.

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6 Essential Leisure

Is it a bird, is it a plane? Photos: Leigh Wingell

Wendy Greene talks to Robin Hallett about the joys, rules and responsibilities of kite surfing in Worthing

Robin Hallett was happily windsurfing in Maui, feeling great at having achieved a high level of proficiency, when something flying above his head caught his eye. It was a kite manned by Robbie Naish the man, in part, responsible

for inventing the sport of kite surfing and its manufacture. “I was captivated,” says Robin, founder member of Goring Watersports Club. “I took the first opportunity to meet the man, learn the basics and buy the equipment.”

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Since then Robin has used the teaching skills employed in his day job, running Oak Grove College Sixth Form, to develop his own specialised kite surfing school from Goring’s Greensward. As with many new activities, the law has to catch up with the invention, and the National Governing Body for Kite Surfing (BKSA) was set up to regulate the sport. Robin soon found, however, that one-size-fits-all regulations didn’t necessarily work in Worthing, so with continued negotiation with the BKSA and Worthing Borough Council has formulated ways to keep, not just the kite surfers, but also other Greensward users safe, happy and having fun. Robin isn’t just passionate about his sport. He cares deeply about the local community and the training and education of his students. As Robin points out, the Greensward is for everyone and with a little guidance can continue to be a focus of lifelong leisure for all. Respect, and Health and Safety are paramount. “Legally the limit for teaching kite surfing is four students to each teacher with two kites,” says Robin, “but with the formation of Goring Watersports Club, we’ve restricted this to one kite per instructor at the

Greensward, which the council welcomes. It doesn’t take long to become proficient, but unless you’re taught how, when and where to launch, there can be serious implications.” There are strict rules in learning to kite surf to ensure safe progression, and students can only join the club via the BKSA, gaining 3rd Party Liability Insurance right from the start. Those who are fully trained need to check before visiting other parts of the coast as byelaws vary. Even along the Sussex coastline, there are variations in permitted usage. Use of land boards, for example, is totally outlawed in this area, yet permitted elsewhere. Robin’s dedication and enthusiasm makes him the sort of teacher you wish you’d had at school. His inclusive outlook and attention to detail have ensured that Goring

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Win tickets for Blood Brothers at the Pavilion

Twin Liverpool lads separated as babies and brought up in two very different households – are they destined to find each other and make an eternal bond, or is their path simply a road to destruction? It’s a gripping tale and a powerful piece of theatre. It’s Willy Russell’s smash hit musical Blood Brothers, and it’s coming to the Pavilion Theatre in Worthing at the end of this month. Willy Russell is undeniably one of this country’s leading

contemporary dramatists. His countless credits include Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine, both of which moved from the stage to become awardwinning films. Blood Brothers was voted Most Popular British Musical of all Time by New York Times readers. At the Pavilion there’s a sensational cast headed by X Factor finalist Niki Evans, as the twins’ downtrodden mum Mrs Johnstone. And with songs like A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True – you’re in for an enthralling and heart-rending evening. Our advice is – bring a big box of tissues! We’ve got 5 pairs of tickets for opening night of the show, on Monday May 30 at 7.30pm. To enter our prize draw, just answer the following question: Which Hollywood legend is the title of a famous song from Blood Brothers?

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Write your answer on a postcard, together with your contact details and send it to Essentially Worthing Blood Brothers Competition, 7 Phrosso Road, Worthing, BN11 5SJ, to arrive no later than Monday May 16. Only one entry per household, please – and don’t forget to include a daytime phone number.

Blood Brothers runs at the Pavilion Theatre from Monday May 30 – Saturday June 4 at 7.30pm. Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm Tickets – £16 – £30.50 depending on performance. Youth groups of ten or more, £11.00. Over 60s £3 discount. (Offers do not apply to Friday or Saturday evenings.) Call the box office on 01903 206206, or visit www. worthingtheatres.co.uk

Green Cuisine – doing their bit to help abandoned animals Award-winning local restaurant Green Cuisine in Worthing’s Rowlands Road are well known for their brilliant events organised to support local and national charities, including WADARS, WCHP and St Matthew’s Church Hall Extension Project. In May their charity of the month is Greek Animal Rescue (GAR), a charity which seeks out stray and abandoned animals abroad and helps to re-home them in Britain. Worthing couple Paul and Titch are actively involved. “We’ve rescued eight stray dogs from Greece, all of whom suffered terrible abuse in the past,” says Titch. “Our latest

addition, Oratios, is a stray dog from Athens who was badly scarred in an acid attack. He then spent seven years chained to a tree, so he is now enjoying every moment of his new-found freedom!” Titch and Paul travel to Greece twice a year, taking supplies to shelters and assisting vets on Spay-athons, where as many stray cats and dogs as possible are sterilised to help control the population. They also bring dogs and cats to new homes in Germany, Holland, Belgium and the UK.


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Rustington Manor re-opens at last – under new ownership Fine dining in a country house atmosphere Lodwick’s Restaurant boasts a seriously scrumptious a la carte menu in an elegant setting, offering fine dining without the impossible price tag. You could start with Potted Crab – flaked crabmeat and prawns with a lemon tang, topped with butter and served with warm granary toast. Or how about Flame Grilled Red and Yellow Peppers served on goat’s cheese

bruschetta and accompanied with a zesty chilli chutney? Moving on to main courses, we like the sound of Lodwick’s special Rosemary and Garlic Lamb Shank – slow cooked and served on a bed of creamy potato mash, with a generous smothering of mint, carrot and onion gravy. It’s comfort food of the highest order. If you love veggie dishes, you have

Photos: Miles Davies

Here’s the best news we’ve heard in a while. Rustington Manor Hotel, together with Lodwick’s Restaurant and Bar, is now open – and it’s under completely new ownership. Everyone who knows Bob and Ken – that daring duo of top class restaurateurs and hoteliers from Ferring – will be delighted to see their friendly faces at Rustington Manor. There’s a warm welcome for new customers, too.

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to try the Asparagus and Broad Bean Risotto, tickled with garlic and served with bread and salad. If you’re throwing your diet to the four winds, take a look at the dessert menu. You’re bound to succumb to White Chocolate and Amaretto Brulée Tart – or perhaps you’d prefer to give the Warm Pear and Almond Tart a whirl. You just can’t beat the taste of sliced pears and almond frangipane in a sweet pastry case, served with Sussex honey crème Anglaise and pistachio ice cream – so don’t hesitate a moment longer!

Suppliers to the catering trade

The a la carte menu is available at lunchtime and in the evening – and main course prices range from £8.95 to £16.95, so there’s no need to take out a second mortgage. The special Lunch Menu, served between 12 noon and 2.30pm, offers two courses for £8.95 or three courses for £10.95. And if you’re a fan of the leisurely Sunday lunch (who isn’t?) you can enjoy roasts with all the trimmings, traditional main courses, starters, salads and desserts – with two courses for £13.95 or three courses for £17.95.

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Ladies Who Lunch are well catered for at Rustington Manor with a special monthly club of the same name, which begins at 12 noon on Thursday May 12. Enjoy a three-course lunch for £10.95, followed by guest speaker, author Beryl Kingston who will give a talk on the poet William Blake. Hurry to book your table, as numbers are strictly limited. And if you’re making a relaxing weekend of it, Rustington Manor has three beautifully furnished double rooms, one twin and one stylish single – all with en suite bath or shower. You’ll love those extra little touches, such as a cosy bathrobe and slippers waiting on your bed when you arrive. There’s free parking for guests, too. Give Bob or Ken a call on 01903 788782 or visit the website at www. rustingtonmanor.com for more details.

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New potatoes baked in parchment

Greek theme at Green Cuisine Green Cuisine’s Charity of the Month is Greek Animal Rescue (see our special feature on page 7). The Greek theme continues with a delicious Greek salad on the menu – and £1 from each dish sold will be donated to GAR. Plans are afoot for a special Greek Night on Saturday June 11, with a tasty Greek Meze, a miniquiz, raffle, music and a fully licensed bar. Tickets are £15 and all profits go to GAR. We know this is going to be hugely popular, so make sure you contact Green Cuisine and book early. Green Cuisine are flushed with success after winning Best New Business at the Splash Awards this year. If you’d like more information about the charity events planned at this excellent little restaurant, call 01903 211338.

By Jane Baxter, Riverford Field Kitchen

Per person: 6 or 7 small new potatoes, scrubbed but not peeled (if large, cut them in half) 3 garlic cloves, crushed (wet garlic can also be used) leaves from a sprig of rosemary or a few sprigs of thyme or summer savory, chopped 1 tbsp virgin olive oil sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place the potatoes in a bowl with the garlic, herbs and olive oil. Season well and toss to coat in the oil and seasonings. Cut a square of baking parchment large enough to hold the potatoes comfortably and fold it in half to make a crease. Unfold it and lay the potatoes on the lower half. Bring the rest of the paper over the potatoes and roll it up lightly along the edges to form a pouch (a bit like making a pasty). Make sure that the package is well sealed. You can staple it, if you like. Bake in an oven preheated to 200°C/Gas Mark 6 for 40 minutes and serve immediately. The packages will puff up. Put them on serving plates so everyone can open theirs at the table. Try adding a little saffron to the potatoes with the oil and seasonings.

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The Curse of the Short Lease The ‘Right to Manage’ your own flats An unexpired lease term of less than 80 years on a residential flat is considered to be short and can affect saleability, says Julian Wilkins

What’s more, an unexpired term of less than 70 years makes the flat unmortgageable with many mainstream lenders. Faced with such problems many leaseholders approach their freeholders for lease extensions and, not knowing they can challenge the terms offered, agree to the freeholder’s offer. However, leaseholders have rights under the 1993 Leasehold Reform, Housing & Urban Development Act which gives them the legal right to a statutory lease extension. This statutory lease extension gives leaseholders a 90 year extension to add on to their existing unexpired term. It also includes the extinguishment

of any further ground rent payments and the right to have the premium determined by the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, if this cannot be agreed. Such terms are far better than those normally offered by agreement, which typically include an extension to a new term of only 99 years, with a high ground rent that increases regularly and an inflated premium. Before agreeing to the freeholder’s offered terms, leaseholders are advised to seek their own independent advice. Julian Wilkins is an independent chartered surveyor who specialises in the valuation and negotiation of lease extensions. He is also the only Surveyor in West Sussex to be a member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners. For an informal no obligation telephone consultation regarding your own situation please call Julian on 01903 872211.

• RICS Homebuyers reports• • Residential Building Surveys• • Residential Valuations• • Friendly professional service•

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It’s simpler than you think, says Simon Royall at Oyster Estates

The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 provides the right for leaseholders to force the transfer of the landlord’s management functions to a special company set up by them – the right to manage company. The process is relatively simple. The landlord’s consent is not required, nor is any order from the court. There is no need for the lease-holders to prove mismanagement by the landlord. The right is available, whether the landlord’s management has been good, bad or indifferent. The right is exercised by service of a formal notice on the landlord. After a set period of time, the management transfers to the right to manage company (RTM), which has been set up by the leaseholders. Once the right to manage has been acquired,

the landlord is also entitled to membership of the company. If the takeover of the management is to be successful, there are important issues to consider and a substantial amount of work to be done before service of the notice. You should also be aware of the responsibilities that come with self management, which is not for the inexperienced. It would be wise to appoint an experienced agent to look after the RTM and everyday management issues. Oyster Estates are able to guide you through the process, report to the directors of the RTM and manage the asset on your behalf.  We are a member firm of ARMA (The Association of Residential Managing Agents) and are required to adhere to RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) code of practice. We manage blocks between Chichester and Shoreham. If you’d like to find out more about RTM, call Oyster Estates on 01243 586939 or visit the website at www.oysterestates.co.uk


12 Essential Experts

Personalise your laptop the eZe way We’ve lots of ideas for you, says Alex of eZe Computers

Have you ever thought of personalising your laptop? It’s a brilliant way to deter thieves, as you’ll be able to spot it a mile away. At eZe Computers Limited we can supply a great selection of skins, sleeves and covers to suit your personality and pocket. Add to that a designer mouse and mouse mat, and you’ll be the envy of your friends. As well as sales of laptops and accessories, we offer repairs, sales, upgrades, support and maintenance. Our specialist diagnosis equipment helps us sort out any problems in your computer equipment, laptops and desktops. We’re expert in data recovery, with state of the art software and clean rooms,

and guarantee to recover 99% of all data. We give you a quote within 48 hours of diagnosis – but often much sooner – offering a “no fix no fee” deal. The diagnosis is free of charge, as is general advice. Sometimes it’s easier to deal with a problem in your home or office, and we can do that for you within a 10 mile radius of Worthing – at a cost of £40 for the first hour and £20 an hour thereafter. For FREE helpful advice, or any help with your computer, call in at 105 South Farm Road (near Worthing High School) or send an email to info@ezecomputers.co.uk. Call 01903 236761 or visit www.ezecomputers.co.uk

eze

Computers Limited

■ New & refurbished computers and laptops ■ Repairs ■ Advice and Support

Does your website have Killer Content? In my experience, writing website content is something business owners dread, and is often not given the time it deserves, says Claire Love at LWS Creative Your website is often the first place people look to find out about you and your product or service. Unless the copy is engaging, interesting, current and well written, you can bet some of your visitors will decide not to investigate further – and you’ll lose some or all of those potential clients. The trick is to use compelling, fluent content, ensuring at the same time that what you write gives you the best chance of your site appearing in the search results. It’s no easy task, so here are some pointers: Make your titles catchy – include some grabbers, like “top tips” or “top 10s” Make your content unique and ensure spelling and grammar are correct Ask yourself questions – then answer them. You can bet your reader wants the answers, too

Lead people to the next stage – send them where you want them to go with internal links Don’t forget to promote your site and your content. Get on blogs, forums and more—and ensure people read what you have to say Do some research! Find out what’s popular, and write about it. Creating killer content is certainly an art. If it’s not for you, or you simply don’t have time, it’s wise to invest in an expert. Give us a call on 01903 790100 or email info@lwscreative.co.uk.

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Call Alex on 01903 236 761

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

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14 Essential Health

A-tishoo!

Are you under attack from pollen? Here’s how to minimise the misery tightness in the chest, difficulty in breathing and red, itchy eyes.

HEPA (high-energy particulate arresting ) filters are the most efficient. When the air filter is

in use, remember to keep the door closed, so the machine won’t be overburdened.

Fortunately, there’s quite a lot you can do to minimise the misery. Treat your symptoms. Over the counter anti-histamines, available from your local pharmacist, work wonders on runny noses and itchy eyes. Take advice about these if you’re pregnant, All allergies are the result of an immune system over-reacting to normally harmless substances, such as pollen or house dust— and they’re no joke. If you’re unlucky enough to suffer from hay fever, you’re not alone. There are 12 million people in Britain with exactly the same, pollen-triggered symptoms – sneezing, coughing, wheezing,

however. Use your car’s air-conditioning. Okay, it’s not the same as letting the wind waft through your hair, but it will protect you from all those pollen clouds as you drive along. Consider an air filter. Keeping the air clean in your house can bring relief from pollen and other irritants like pet dander.

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Essential Splash 15

Kicking off for the summer Nick Osborne’s a serious fan of the beautiful game the club. The season ticket sales for the new American Express Community stadium are through the roof (which is ironic, as at the AMEX we will now actually have a roof!) I’m also delighted to have secured my seat in the West Stand Upper tier, which I’m sure will be worth every penny. At this point I feel it is worth noting that there will be bar facilities with a wide variety of beverages available within the ground. So if you are in the same stand as me, mine’s a lager! When it came to writing this column I had only one thought in my head, such is the excitement surrounding the future of the Albion. I know I’m not alone. Whenever I get the train from Worthing station to the Withdean to watch the

Essential Directory ANIMAL RESCUE WORTHING CAT WELFARE TRUST

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

ANIMAL RESCUE

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YOUR local Animal Charity

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

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Gizmo – our cat of the month

For further details call 01903 202251 E: iris.green@worthingcatwelfare.co.uk www.worthingcatwelfare.co.uk Charity Number 1049596

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ANTIQUES

Sussex Coin Company

matches, the platforms are always full of blue and white shirts – and some very happy faces, to boot! Just think, next season we will all be getting the train to Falmer rather than to Preston Park! So in a nutshell, this is one very exciting Summer – and not just because of football related euphoria.

Splash Quiz This one’s just for fun. Answers below. 1. Which two presenters hosted the Splash Awards at the Dome this year? 2. Which weekday evening presenter is moving to Worthing? 3. Who presents the mid-morning show, from 10am – 2pm? ANSWERS: 1. Paul Williams and Anna B 2. Chris Bailey 3. Richard Reynolds

If you’ve ever listened to me on the radio it will come as no surprise that I am a big football fan. In fact, if you listen often enough you’ll probably know that I’m avid supporter of Brighton & Hove Albion. And if you have more than a passing interest in the beautiful game, you will know that I am a very happy boy right now! The reason, of course, is that my beloved Seagulls have been promoted to the NPower Championship next season in the same summer as we move into our magnificent new 22,500 all-seater stadium at Falmer. For non-football fans this means we are now just one league away from the Premier League and teams like Chelsea and Manchester United. As perfect timings go, this really couldn’t have worked out any better for the fans and

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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

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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: sussexcoins@aol.com

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16 Essential Directory HEALTH & BEAUTY

HOUSEHOLD GOODS WANTED

Core Stability Postural Awareness Illness/Injury Rehab

Builders

Goldenseal Construction Home improvement refurbishment specialists. All aspects of general building from design to completion.

Classes in and around Worthing Call Kerrie on 07983 239443 / 01903 871338

Chiropody

24/7/08

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 jconst@tiscali.co.uk

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Tel: 01903 772036

Fully Qualified & Insured Instructor

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HOME VISITS or SURGERY IN GORING/FERRING

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:

Tel: 01903 504247 Mobile: 07990 898 099

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CHIROPODIST

HOUSEHOLD GOODS WANTED

43-45 Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1EG

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

WANTED GOOD QUALITY DONATIONS Registered Charity No. 1027832

ADUR FURNITURE NETWORK

Visit our shops at 378/380 Brighton Road, or Revival, 22 Brunswick Road, Shoreham Monday to Friday 10 to 5pm & Saturday 10 to 3pm www.adurfn1.org.uk email info@adurfn1.org.uk

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Cleaning Services

‘Cleaning and Hygiene at its best!’

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The Salvation Army is a Christian Church and a Registered Charity www.salvationarmy.org.uk/worthing

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Or visit our Showroom at 56 Crabtree Lane, Lancing

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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

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HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

Domestic Appliances

Alarms

Property Maintenance 

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

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Alarms, CCTV and Intercoms

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

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

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

usually within 24 / 48 hours. 01273 441700

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• Specialist Carpet, Upholstery and Rug cleaning • Gutter Clearance/Cleaning • Drive and Patio cleaning • Window Upvc/Conservatory Cleaning

Contact 01903 227829 for collection 117 Montague Street, Worthing. www.wchp.org.uk Thank you for caring about our clients

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

Freephone 0800 118 2059


Essential Directory 17 Roofing

MOBILITY

TRAVEL

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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 danhatch@hotmail.co.uk

Surveyor and Valuer

Mobility Scooter repairs

SALES * SERVICES * RENTALS TVS * VIDEOS * AUDIO FREEVIEWS * DIGITALS * LCDS * PLASMA 58b Underdown Road, Southwick Sussex BN42 4HL Telephone: 01273 593232

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

01903 505655 263 Goring Road, Worthing

PRINTING SERVICES

VOLUNTEERS

TRAVEL COACH TOURS

FRIENDS OF WORTHING HOSPITALS

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

01903 872211

Short Breaks and Day Trips London Olympic Tour 2 Days Llangollen 4 Days Amien 3 Days …and many more!

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

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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 ronald.noakes@ntlworld.com Email us: ads@ essentiallyworthing.co.uk Website: www. essentiallyworthing.co.uk

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

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

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SHELTERED ACCOMMODATION

WORTHING

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.

If you are interested in having a look around please contact: Mrs. Green 8 Southey Road, Worthing BN14 7PY Telephone: 01903 208665 e-mail: southey@btconnect.com www.abbeyfield-worthing.co.uk

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18 Essential Care

Where the heart is Wraysbury’s a home in the true sense

When someone reaches a stage of their life when they need to live in a secure, protected environment, they want to be sure they can still remain as active as possible. At Wraysbury, the brand new EMI home in Beccles Road, there are ample opportunities to stimulate the mind and exercise the body to full potential. The building, which has been completely refurbished, is laid out so that each en suite room

is the resident’s private domain while remaining part of the community. Assisted baths are also available on each floor. There are three newly available, beautifully appointed south facing bed-sitting rooms, an elegant lounge, a library and smart dining room to give a real country house hotel feel. The large conservatory running behind these rooms can be used all year round, with views of the garden which is accessed

by gently sloping ramps. It is currently laid to lawn and rose beds but will soon have raised beds added. Meanwhile the leafy surround gives a pleasant, calm outlook from inside the conservatory. Says Alice Bock, “I want the residents to feel relaxed and completely at home. Our ethos is to allow each individual to live life according to their own choices – not those prescribed by others. Having a secure site, we don’t need to lock doors or over-medicate unnecessarily.” Wraysbury House was originally bequeathed to Worthing Society for the Blind, who ran it as a home for many years before selling it to raise funds for their new needs. Alice has taken this lovely old house and re-modelled it to the standard and style she requires. She is very happy to give a guided tour to anyone interested in securing a place.

“There’s plenty of entertainment and activities – as well as a hairdressing salon and aromatherapy sessions,” says Alice. Respite care is also available, giving carers a chance for a well-earned break. It’s also a good way to find out if it’s the way forward for an elderly infirm relative who is struggling at home. You’ll find Wraysbury at 2 Beccles Road (near the Heene Road end of Richmond Road). For more information, or to book an appointment, call 01903 233539, e-mail info@ wraysburyhouse.co.uk or visit www.wraysburyhouse.co.uk

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. Offering a beautiful lounge, cosy library and elegant dining room, residents at Wraysbury can enjoy an excellent quality of lifestyle. A large bright and sunny conservatory leads out into pretty secluded gardens to provide a lovely and peaceful retreat. Luxury EMI Residential Care Home 2 Beccles Road, Worthing Tel: 01903 233539 info@wraysburyhouse.co.uk www.wraysburyhouse.co.uk


19 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

Care homes with nursing in Worthing and Tarring

Ashmount

Southey Road, Worthing ~ 01903 528500 ashmount@guildcare.org

Just five minutes from the sea and in a peaceful part of Worthing, our friendly and relaxed home offers quality residential and nursing places for state funded and private clients. Full programme of activities, social events, shopping trips and personalised outings. Quality catering, aromatherapy, hairdressing and chiropody.

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

32/34 Winchester Road Worthing (near Heene Road)

Parkfield Road, Tarring ~ 01903 529060 irenehouse@guildcare.org

Irene House, south of Tarring village, offers private and state funded places for residential and nursing clients.

“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.

The happy and comfortable home has a full programme of activities, social events and outings. Quality catering, aromatherapy, hairdressing and chiropody.

Sally or Michelle 01903-700251 www.heaton-house.net Clive or Sue 01903-230487 www.highgrove-house.net

Care and Support in your own home Caremark is a home care provider, dedicated to delivering the highest standards of professional care and support to any adult in need and who choose to continue living in their own home.

Irene House

www.guildcare.org For an information pack or to arrange a visit please phone or email.

Guild Care

Registered Charity 1044658 Registered charity 1044658 established in 1933

Working for older people and carers

Looking for a care home that’s different?

We can provide all aspects of care and support, and can work with you to develop a unique support plan to meet all of your personal needs and wishes. 

All aspects of personal care

Assistance with Household Tasks

Light meal preparation and menu planning 

Caremark offer support at home to anyone living in Worthing, Adur, Arun and surrounding areas.

Live-in Care

General Companionship, such as assistance with shopping or errands, or to simply chat over a cup of tea. 

Respite Care

Caremark (Worthing) Tel: 01903 232949

Email: worthing@caremark.co.uk www.caremark.co.uk

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

54 Shelley Road

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Worthing

t: 01903 237000

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luxury residential care home

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2011 Thursford Spectacular & Shuttleworth 10 Nov Singles Spirit of Christmas at Chatsworth 14 Nov Tinsel & Turkey in Sidmouth 18 Nov Singles Thursford Spectacular 20 Nov/04 Dec Carols & Candlelight 21 Nov Cornish Mistletoe & Wine 25 Nov Thursford Spectacular 27 Nov Warners Tinsel & Turkey at Littlecote 28 Nov Valkenburg, Maastricht & Aachen Christmas Markets 28 Nov Worcester & Birmingham Christmas Markets 30 Nov Lincoln Christmas Market 02 Dec Trier, Berncastel & Cochem Christmas Markets 04 Dec Singles Turkey & Tinsel – Warners Alvaston Hall 05 Dec Antwerp, Brussels & Lille Christmas Markets 09 Dec Christmas Shopper’s Paradise 11 Dec Canaries Christmas Cruise 20 Dec Sound of Christmas & The Austrian Lake District 21 Dec Rudesheim & Rhine Valley Christmas 23 Dec Christmas in Mechelin 23 Dec Christmas in Vianden 23 Dec The Abbey at Christmas 23 Dec Avisford Park Christmas 23 Dec Bournemouth & Poole Christmas 23 Dec A Wight Christmas 23 Dec Singles Hampshire Christmas 23 Dec Lincolnshire Christmas 23 Dec A Norfolk Christmas 23 Dec Cherwell Valley Christmas 24 Dec Singles Cambridgeshire Christmas 24 Dec Norton Park Christmas Singles 24 Dec Cotswolds Christmas 24 Dec Singles Cardiff Christmas 24 Dec

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Essentially Worthing Magazine - May 2011