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Everyone’s local magazine

August 2011

Summer Fun

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


Our Cover Art Competition – meet one of the winners

They do say creative people are nearly always left-handed – and this certainly applies to this month’s winning cover artist. We love the light-hearted, slightly zany take on the Worthing’s famous Birdman event, designed by local artist

Pete Slight (pictured). Pete enjoys working with cut paper, clay and mixed media models and usually exhibits with his photographer wife Sarah. You may remember a joint exhibition entitled Trees and Towers at Worthing Museum, which we featured in Essentially Worthing in November 2009. If you’re visiting the Isle of Wight this month, check out Pete and Sarah’s latest exhibition, Birds and Beasts, at the Quay Arts Centre in Newport, which runs throughout August and until Saturday September 10. Congratulations to Pete! To see more of his work, take a look at his website at

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August 2011

4 – 5 August Diary – 30 things to do this summer


6 – 8 Essential Events – fabulous flyers – from Douglas Bader to Worthing’s Birdman

Essential Eating – there’s lots going on at Rustington Manor


Essential Splash – Child of Sussex Awards


Essential Pets – the importance of neutering

15 – 17 Essential Directory – Sudoku and Wordsearch

10 – 11 The EFK Club – cool summer stuff for kids


Essential Health – avoiding the big burn

12 – 13 Essential Care – the very best in residential and home care


Dr Sarah has the last word

From the Editor As children all over the country spill out of classrooms and on to beaches everywhere, it’s high time to revive one of the great holiday traditions which may have escaped our consciousness during the winter months. Yes, we’re talking about the Intrepid British Sandcastle. As an early lesson in engineering, planning and construction, it has no equal. The equipment you need – bucket and spade – requires minimal outlay, with maximum family input. Perfect! If you’re embarking on a sandcastle project this summer, it’s probably best to have at least one kid with you, though. The solitary adult saddo digging his moat with a blue plastic spade may attract a few sniggers from passers by – unless, of course, he pretends he’s an ardent fisherman digging for bait. Even so, this ruse may wear a bit thin when it comes to decorating your sandy fortress with seaweed and shells. I’d also recommend choosing a spot on the beach that’s dog-free. (The vast chunk of sand at low tide between Heene Road and the POND PUBLISHING LTD 28 Tanyard Way, Horley Surrey RH6 9PG Publisher: Jacquie Pond 07939 011316 Editor: Gill Medway 01903 240517

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Pier is ideal.) For most dogs of my acquaintance sandcastles hold an irresistible fascination, and must be sniffed, explored and finally peed on – so do try to avoid any canine additions to the water in your carefully dug moat. And the very best thing about the impressive, towering result of your afternoon’s labour? The sure and certain knowledge that the tide will come in (watch out, King Canute!) and destroy all the evidence – leaving you and the kids free to begin all over again tomorrow. Happy digging!

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The Essential Guide to Every Wednesday

Wednesday August 3

Thursday August 11

Tuesday August 16

Wacky Wednesday Nite, Royal British Legion Club, Sea Road, East Preston, BN16 1JT, from 6.30pm. Cash draw, line dancing bullseye quiz, games, and lots more. Admission free. Stars in their Eyes Talent Contest begins September. Call 01903 770172 for an application form.

Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club Queen Street Centre, Queen Street, Worthing, 7.30pm. Featuring David Ingley in concert. Admission £6 – visitors welcome. Free parking. Refreshments, raffle. For more information, call 01903 691888

Write your Book! Nice Slice Café,

Good as New Sale, Ferring Village Hall, 10 – 11-30am. Hosted by Ferring WI. Admission 50p, to include coffee and biscuit.

Every Thursday

Friday August 5

Durrington Country Market, St Symphorian’s Church Hall, New Road, Durrington, 10 – 11am. Home made cakes, handicrafts and plants.

Worthing Lymphoma Association Support Group, Worthing Hospital, Lyndhurst Road, 2 – 3.30pm. For all who have been affected by lymphoma in some way. For more information, call the Lymphoma Association’s freephone helpline on 0808 808 5555 or visit

Every Thursday Graphics for All Group (digital art and image processing), the Resource Centre, Worthing Homes, Chapel Road (opposite the Town Hall), 1-5pm. New members always welcome. To find out more, call Ruth on 01903 703 177.

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

Wednesday August 3 Highdown Hike, from Highdown Hill, Titnore Way, BN13 3RT, 7.30pm. 7km cross country run hosted by Worthing Striders. Entry fee for runners £2 (£3 on the day). For more information or to register, visit

Saturday August 6 Fiesta-Fit and Fashion Charity Fundraiser, Heene Community Centre, 2 – 5pm. Latin-style dance fitness, LoveHart Trading catwalk show. Refreshments & raffle in aid of St Barnabas Hospice. Admission free, donations welcome. For more details, call Chris on 01903 263470.

Saturday August 6 Morning Melodies, Emmanuel United Reformed Church, St Michael’s Road, 11am – 12noon. With Marcus Martin at the piano and organ. Coffee and biscuits served from 10.30am. Admission free – with donations to West Sussex Breast Cancer Unit at Worthing Hospital.

Tarmount Lane, Shoreham, 7pm. Lively workshop for writers run by author and playwright Jenny Pulling. Tickets £5. For further details call Jenny on 01273 454867 or email

Friday August 12 Publish your Book! Nice Slice Café, Tarmount Lane, Shoreham, 7pm. Lively workshop for writers run by author and playwright

Thursday August 18 Ladies Who Lunch, Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington, from 12 noon. Three course lunch with talk by Beryl Kingston. Call 01903 788782 to book.

Jenny Pulling. Tickets £5. For

Saturday August 20

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Worthing & District Allotments & Gardens Association Annual Show, Oak Grove College, The Boulevard 1 – 4.30pm. Exhibits, stalls, refreshments. Free parking on site. 50p non-members, free to members showing their card. Accompanied children free.

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Saturday August 13 – Thursday August 18 Arts and Crafts Festival, Shoreham Methodist Church Centre, Brunswick Road, Shoreham, 10am – 5.30pm (Sunday 12 noon – 4pm). Exhibition of works by

Saturday August 20

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Broadwater Community Association Shuffleboard Evening, Boys Club, Ivy Arch Road, 7.30pm. Please note new venue. Tickets £7 members, £7.50 non-members – to include supper. Call 01903 522376 to book, or for more information.

– profits to various charities. Refreshments. For more details, call Margaret on 01273 461422 or email margaretatshoreham@ 

Sunday August 14 10th Anniversary Walking for Health, starts 10am at western end of Promenade Walk close to Sea Lane (Ferring). Register from 9.40am. Ends Steyne Gardens (about 3 miles or I mile if you join at Marine Gardens). Trained leaders in charge. All welcome, but you walk at your own risk. Certificates for all who take part. Refreshments afterwards in the Cornerstone Church.

Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21 Hike for Hospices, South Downs Way between Lewes and Goodwood. Organised by Sussex Rotarians. To join 500 walkers in aid of four local hospices, visit and download a registration form. Call 01903 743261 for more details.

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what’s on locally Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21 Battle of Britain RAFA Airshow, Shoreham Airport. Gates open 8.30am, flying displays 11.30am – 4.30pm. Two great family days out, celebrating the 70th anniversary of Search and Rescue. Spitfire and Hurricane scramble, Dad’s Army characters, craft fair and trade stalls, extended static display and lots more. Adults £16 (£20 on the gate), children aged 12-15 £8 (£10 on the gate). For more information and to book, visit www. Entry tickets valid for one day only.

Sunday August 21 Worthing & District Cats Protection Summer Fete and Cat Homing Show, Clapham Village Hall, 1pm to 4pm. Cats on show, summer fete in marquees, BBQ, refreshments and more. For more information visit

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Saturday September 3

Rotary Carnival Market and Funfair, Marine Parade. Cycling event, including competitions and displays at the south end of Wallace Avenue,11am – in conjunction with Worthing Cycling Forum and Sustrands.

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Bank Holiday Monday August 29 Rotary Carnival Procession, floats depart Grand Avenue at 1pm, along the seafront to Steyne Gardens. Entertainment on stage from jazz band, vocalist and Irish Folk band. Refreshments.


Burpham Classic Car and Bike Show, Burpham, near Arundel, BN18 9RR, 11am – 6pm. Admission £3 adults, £2 seniors, £1 children. To enter a classic car or bike, download an entry form at For more details, call 01903 883619.

Saturday August 27

Saturday September 3

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Worthing Rotary Carnival, Steyne Gardens. First ever Prince and Princess competition. Lots of other fun events from 2 – 5pm., including hip hop display, go-karts and trampolines.

Autumn Show, Offington Park Methodist Church, South Farm Road, 1 – 5pm. Stalls, tombola, home made cakes, refreshments. Admission £1, members free. Call Jenny on 01903 260925 for more details, or download an entry form at www.worthing

Saturday September 3 and Sunday September 4 Robots Live, Worthing Leisure Centre, Shaftesbury Avenue, 6pm Saturday, 12 noon and 3pm Sunday. See robots from TV’s Robot Wars fighting live! Tickets: child £8, adult £12, family (2+2) £35 available from

Ladies Pamper Day, Lancing Parish Hall, South Street, Lancing. 12 noon – 5 pm. In aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Call 01903 530839 for more details.

Wednesday September 7 Worthing Friendship Centre Coffee Morning and Lunch, the Sunny Restaurant, Ham Road, 10.30am. For more information about the club, call Sue Coughlin on 01903 503291.

Wednesday September 7 Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club, Queen Street Centre, Queen Street, Worthing, 7.30pm. Featuring Richard Monks in concert. Admission £6 – visitors welcome. Refreshments, raffle. Free parking. For more information call 01903 691888.

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War Hero Celebrated – at Tangmere museum Photo: © Trustees of RAF Museum

These include members of 617 ‘Dambuster’ squadron, six holders of the DFC and three ex-POWs, so you’ll be in distinguished company! It’s all happening from 10am – 5pm. Admission £8 adults, £2 children from 5 – 15 years (no concessions). Car parking is free.

To find out more, call 01243 790090 or visit We’d love to see your photos of this event. If you’ve taken a fantastic picture, send it to – and we may use it in a future edition.

It’s almost 70 years to the day that RAF fighter ace Douglas Bader was shot down over Occupied France and became a POW in Colditz Castle until the end of the World War II. Contrary to popular belief, Bader lost both legs in a flying accident as early as 1931, and overcame his severe physical handicap with immense courage. Not only did he learn to walk again, he persuaded the RAF to let him fly operationally in Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain and after. His determination and courage is being celebrated this month at a very special event at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum on Sunday August 7.

The whole day has a World War II theme, with oodles of fun events for the whole family – including: • Flying display by two Spitfires of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a North American Harvard (weather/ serviceability permitting). • Helicopter Joy Rides (extra charge – weather/ serviceability permitting) • Bader Trail with talks on the life and times of Bader while at Tangmere in 1941 Members of the Douglas Bader Foundation, a charity for the physically handicapped, will be there. And there’s also a signing by 14 Bomber Command Veterans, in aid of the Bomber Command Memorial Fund.

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people singing. Having the event later in the year means better use can be made of the video screens for the lyrics. Items in the programme will include popular classics and pop songs, so there’s bound to be something you’ll know and love. The KaraOrche concept, started in Worthing by 4Below, is spreading across the country, following concerts in Colchester in July and with performances planned for festivals and other major events. 4Below Productions CIC is a not-for-profit arts organisation based in Worthing, focused on encouraging community engagement in arts events. Last year’s event was co-funded by Worthing Arts Council but this year will have an entrance fee to cover costs.

the right vocal talent.” The event is a lot like karaoke but with a live 26-piece orchestra – the National Symphony Orchestra – and over a thousand

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The brilliant creation of Worthing’s own Jonathan Nulty (pictured) is set to spread nationwide and if you were there at the birth last July you’ll certainly want to be at this year’s event in Steyne Gardens on Saturday September 10. Says Jonathan, Creative Director of 4Below Productions “We’re very pleased that

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Youth Bowling Academy for Worthing

Worthing Pavilion Bowling Club is delighted to be chosen as West Sussex base for the County Youth Academy for bowls. The County Academy can provide a structure for assessing and progressing promising young bowlers through a competitive environment, maintaining their interest while giving them specific achievable goals. There will be two age levels, Juniors 8 to 14 years and Seniors 15 to 18 years. “We’ve always been open to bowlers of all ages, abilities and disabilities,” says Chairman Malcolm Gilby, “but now we

have a real chance to make the stars of the future. We have eight Level Two and two Level Three BowlsEngland approved coaches to train and encourage them.” Says Peter Blanks, County Coach, “A County Youth Academy will operate on a monthly basis, run alternate months in East and West Sussex by the County Coach and senior coaching staff with a view to possible representative selection. Only when coaches recommend juniors to the Academy will they be deemed ready for consideration.” The facility will give

representative managers a much better vehicle for scouting potential selection material. This summer around 180 local school children between 11 and 16 will visit the Club for taster sessions. A group of St Andrews CE High School pupils who visited the Club to test the facilities no

longer think bowls is for old people. Any school wishing to give its pupils the same opportunity is welcome. The Club are proud to have been selected to host the Under 25s Home International Finals on September 10 and 11. Visit their stand at Worthing and District Allotments & Garden Association Annual show at Oak Grove College, The Boulevard on Saturday August 20 at 1pm. For more details call in at Worthing Pavilion Bowling Club in Pavilion Road. Call 01903 820079, email webmaster or visit

Relax with local writers Join the literary set on Saturday August 27 for an entertaining and thought-provoking afternoon at Shoreham Library. They will be reading from work developed over the past few years as members of the Shoreham Writers. There will be time to chat with the writers and ask questions. The session runs from 2pm to 4pm.

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Come and meet us on our stand at the Worthing and District Allotments and Gardens Association Show Being held at Oak Grove College on the 20th August at 1.00pm Or call in at the club we are in Pavilion Road BN14 7EQ web site:

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Treading the Boards There’s lots going on at Worthing’s theatres this month. Here’s our pick of some great live shows.

Chocks away, chaps! It’s the 4th annual Worthing International Birdman competition Birdmen everywhere are preening their feathers ready to take part in this brilliant event. The fun begins on Saturday August 13 from 11.35am to 1pm when the serious flyers show off their expertise in hi-spec flying machines, boasting wingspans of up to 30 feet. There’s also an opportunity for aviators to try a test flight in the new Vulcan class, which allows flying machines with a wingspan of up to 40 feet to launch – and that’s a UK first.

On Sunday August 14 it’s the turn of the fun flyers. From 12 noon to 2pm they’ll be launching themselves off the top of the 35 foot platform into the depths of the water below. Feathers crossed that they can stay in the air for a few minutes (or even seconds!) The serious aviators then take to the skies in a second attempt to fly over 100m – and the chance to win the much coveted £10,000 jackpot prize.

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Saturday August 13, Pavilion Theatre, 7.45pm. Everyone’s favourite legendary rock’n’roll show returns with a brand new 2011 production. Get ready for an all new line up of knockout hits from the 1950s, 60s and 70s – with loads of zany comedy routines, too.

Tuesday August 30 – Saturday September 3, Connaught Theatre, 7.30pm (matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Hilarious farce by Ray Cooney and John Chapman, full of mistaken identities, double entendres and banging doors. Starring Sky One’s Damian Williams.

The Cannon and Ball Laughter Show Monday August 15, Pavilion Theatre, 7.45pm. Comedy legends Tommy and Bobby are still “rocking on.” They return this month for an evening of fun and comedy, when they’ll be joined by some very special guests.

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Sexual maturity in cats can lead to anti-social behaviour and unless they’re neutered early, their bad habits may not be reversible. Neutering prevents the risk of often unwanted kittens. Tomcats should ideally be castrated from four months old to prevent urine spraying indoors, roaming – especially at night – to gain territory, risking road traffic accidents and fighting, which can cause wounds, abscesses and transmission of FIV (cat AIDS) and FeLV (feline leukaemia virus). Spaying female cats from 4 months old offers several advantages. Once sexually mature, the queen will be “calling” for approximately one week out of every two to three until she is mated, displaying

loud, persistent crying, and frequent rubbing and rolling on the floor. Her scent will attract tomcats from miles around. All of this can be eliminated by neutering. Spaying removes the risk of uterine infection, and may possibly reduce future risk of breast cancer. There is no medical reason for letting your cat have a litter before she is neutered. During August, Cat’s Whiskers Veterinary Clinic is offering up to 30% discount on standard neutering prices. Cat’s Whiskers Veterinary Clinic at 125 South Farm Road, is open 6 days a week with a 24 hour emergency service. Call 01903 830 577, email or visit for information and help.

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Families, fun and friendship Your child is unique and will develop and learn at his or her own pace. Experts in education at the Early Years Foundation stage know how important it is for nursery activities to

• All bubble gum contains some rubber. That’s what makes it possible to blow those bubbles – and why it’s a good idea not to swallow your gum! • William Shakespeare spelt his surname in eleven different ways. • If a shark was put into a large swimming pool, it would be able to smell a single drop of blood in the water. • As well as having unique finger prints, humans also have unique tongue prints.

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be directed at individual children – and no-one understands this better than the highly qualified team at Woodstock Day Nursery. Here are five good reasons for choosing Woodstock for your pre-schooler. • There’s a real family feel to the nursery, with small groups and many siblings attending at the same time. • An in-house artist works in the nursery one week every month, exploring creative activities with the children. • Milentos sessions build confidence through brain aerobics, music, imagination and games. They’re loads of fun! • There’s a storyteller to develop the children’s imagination and inspire individual story-telling. • The safe walled garden has a very large sandpit, safety play area with wobbly bridges, climbing frame, playhouses and plenty of room to run and ride bikes. You’ll find Woodstock Day Nursery at 1 Farncombe Road, Worthing. Call for a chat on 01903 233655, or visit

Here’s a great chance to get your heart pumping and have fun in the summer holidays – by taking up Worthing Leisure’s Summer Fun Fitness Challenge. If you’re between 5 and 12 years old you can sign up now at any of Worthing Leisure’s four sites – that’s the Aquarena, Field Place, Davison Leisure Centre and Worthing Leisure Centre in Shaftesbury Avenue. The challenge is to complete 30 lots of physical activity over the summer holidays, keeping a record of what you’ve

done along the way. You can complete the activities anywhere and do anything that gets you moving. To get started, you need to complete the application form and return it to any of the four leisure sites to collect your diary – and off you go! The challenge is completely free and you’ll receive incentive gifts along the way.  And to find out more about all the fun things you can do this summer, download the Summer Fun brochure at

Anyone for tennis? Setting your sights on next year’s Wimbledon? Or just fancy a bit of fun on court? Why not sign up to the Junior Tennis Academy at Field Place – specially designed for children of all ages and abilities. The coached sessions give children the opportunity to develop their skills in a fun, friendly environment. And if they really get the tennis bug, events and tournaments are run throughout the year to give children the chance to progress and compete. For more information or to book your child’s place, call Field Place reception on 01903 244034.


WET DAYS, DRY DAYS whatever the weather We all know about the unpredictability of the Great British summer, so don’t worry if it looks like rain. There are plenty of ways to keep the kids amused during the holidays, and dodge those showers at the same time.

There’s plenty of creative family fun on offer this summer at the Creation Station Here’s a brilliant idea for kids from one to eleven. The award winning Creation Station invites families on an amazing journey of discovery, where you can use your imagination to create clay creatures, wonderful willow crowns, body badges and amazing “Big Art” life size paintings – all under the guidance of session leader, Aby Mason.

“We use a whole range of art and craft materials and we love to get really messy,” says Abi. “Children really enjoy the freedom of paint, glue and glitter – and parents love the fact they don’t have to clear it up!” The sessions cost just £5 per child and siblings can come along, too – at half price. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Sessions are at Lancing Parish Hall, St Paul’s Centre, Worthing and East Preston Village Hall. For times and dates, call Aby on 0844 854 9186, email aby@thecreationstation. or visit www. where you can download a wide range of creative activities to keep kids amused during weekends and holidays.

CHEERY CHUCKLES Q. A giraffe, an elephant, a camel, a bear, a pig, a frog, two mice and a snake all sheltered under one umbrella. How many got wet? A. None – it wasn’t raining. Q. What’s black and white and has sixteen wheels? A. A zebra on roller skates.

An afternoon at the theatre is loads of fun – and there are some fantastic live shows for kids at the Connaught and Pavilion this month. The Jungle Book, Connaught Theatre, Thursday August 25 – Saturday August 27, 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Travel to the heart of the jungle and join Mowgli and his friends for a musical adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale. The Mr Men and Little Miss Party Roadshow, Pavilion Theatre, Tuesday August 30, 1pm. Ninety minutes of fun, celebrating the 40th birthday of these much-loved characters. And look out for a brand new character, too – Little Miss Princess.

Mr Benn, Pavilion Theatre, Wednesday August 17 (1.30pm) and Thursday August 18 (10.30am and 1.30pm). Mr Benn’s world is turned upside down when he stumbles across a small dusty shop overflowing with costumes. The shopkeeper appears and shows Mr Benn into a changing room, containing a special door that leads to extraordinary adventures…

Tickets for all the above shows from Worthing Theatres box office on 01903 206206 or online at

MEGABRAIN QUIZ All the answers begin with the letter L. See below to check your score. 1. Abraham ____________ was a famous US President. 2. They live in groups called prides. 3. The opposite of softly 4. Another name for the attic 5. We eat this around midday. 6. A young sheep is called a _______. 7. Shoes and belts are often made of this. 8. A pale purple plant with a lovely smell – used to make perfume. 9. South American animal that’s a bit smaller than a camel 10. Jump over someone’s back when you play this game. ANSWERS TO MEGABRAIN QUIZ 1. Lincoln 2. lions 3. loudly 4. loft 5. lunch 6.lamb 7.leather 8. lavender 9. llama 10. leapfrog

Get crafty, get messy!

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Pimms, anyone? There’s always lots going on at The Shelley Residents at The Shelley, Worthing’s luxury residential care home certainly know how to have fun – whether it’s a simple lunch or shopping trip or a grand day out to a place of interest. Activities co-ordinators Jeanette Labec and Peter Arthur know that older folk have a much better quality of life, and even live longer, if they go on learning and embracing new experiences – and that’s exactly why they spend so much time planning and organising a delightfully varied programme, with something to appeal to everyone. “It’s all about getting out of your comfort zone and going for it,” says Jeanette. “The old saying ‘Use it, don’t lose it’ has never been more true.” With this firmly in mind, activities, trips and outings are organised every day throughout the year, and residents hold

regular meetings on the entertainment programme to decide where they want to go or what they want to do. But everyone is especially looking forward to the summer outings – with the chance to find new and exciting places to stop for tea and cakes and to enjoy a gorgeous view over the local countryside. “We’ve just been to one of our favourite places – Bakers House at Shipley,” says The Shelley’s owner Marlene Sanders. “It’s only open for two days a year, in May and June, as part of the National Gardens Scheme. We love it because it’s so elegant and charming – with a scented knot garden, a large lake and the most beautiful flowers, including a tunnel of laburnum and a fabulous display of roses. It’s the perfect place to while away a summer’s afternoon.”

Other exciting visits have included a visit to a trip to the famous Spinnaker Tower at Portsmouth’s Gunwharf Quay, where everyone went right to the top and stood on the glass floor. Scary? Not for the intrepid party from The Shelley! Closer to home, there’s a special tea party planned this summer in aid of St Barnabas Hospice. “We’ve booked some fantastic live entertainment from Richard, the handsome crooner we’ve nicknamed Mr Shiny Shoes. All our ladies love him!” says Marlene. “And we’re serving ‘proper’ tea – the full works, including cucumber sandwiches. Visitors are welcome, and we’re hoping to raise lots of money for this very important charity.”

Ex-chef Peter enjoys organising taster sessions, where residents can sample everything from smoked fish, cheeses, chocolates and ice creams to regional wines, ports and sherry. And everyone enjoys ‘Pimm’s o’clock’ on a sunny afternoon. “We all enjoy sipping a delicious cool glass of Pimm’s in our lovely garden – and this leads on to tea and homemade cakes later,” says Marlene. “We’re extremely civilised here at The Shelley!”

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If only i’d gone to... 24 hour nursing care - fully qualified staff  Privately owned for 25 years  All rooms en-suite  All rooms equipped with TV and intercom  Fresh food prepared daily  Special diets catered for  Hairdressing salon

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Networking and Serenades

Italian Farro Salad with Vegetables and Pesto By Jane Baxter, from Riverford Farm Cook Book – serves 4 Farro wheat is traditionally used in salads in Tuscany. If you can’t get hold of farro, short or medium grain brown rice will also work. Ingredients: 100g farro, soaked overnight in cold water sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 150g potatoes, cut into 1cm cubes 100g green beans, sliced into 1cm pieces 100g courgettes, cut into small pieces 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered 2 tsp pesto

its facilities and support to Rustington Chamber of Trade & Commerce and the Arun District Federation of Small Businesses. They’ll be hosting meetings, support groups and even taking Christmas party bookings (no – it’s not too early to give this some thought!) On the second Monday of the month check out Melody Monday. You’ll dine in the restaurant as usual, but with an elegant difference. You’ll be serenaded with live classical music. The guitarist plays from 7.30pm. To find out more about the events at Rustington Manor, call 01903 788782.

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There’s lots going on at Rustington Manor these days, starting with a brand new business networking group, meeting on the first Thursday of every month at 7am. Enjoy an inspiring talk by a different speaker each month, a delicious cooked breakfast and a chance to follow up those networking contacts. Come along on August 4 and hear Social Media Guru Pete Waller. The cost is £7, including breakfast. There’s also a business table in the reception area for you to display your promotional material. Rustington Manor is proud to be working with the local business community, offering

Cook the farro in 500ml boiling water for 10 minutes (if you haven’t pre-soaked the farro, it will take 30-40 minutes). Drain, season, toss in the olive oil and leave to cool. Cook the potatoes in boiling water for 10 minutes and the green beans and courgettes for 4 minutes. Drain, season and allow to cool. Mix with the farro, tomatoes and pesto. Check the seasoning and serve.

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Networking Breakfast with Pete Waller

8th August


Rustington Trade & Commerce Meeting

8th August

from 7.30pm Melody Monday with Geoff Robb

18th August

12 noon

1st September 7am

Ladies Who Lunch with Beryl Kingston Networking Breakfast

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Home Cooked Italian food Friendly family restaurant Fresh Fish: Calamari • Sole • Mussels Veal • Chicken • Steaks Home made pasta dishes

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Young heroes of Sussex Splash FM is proud to support the Child of Sussex Awards, says Paul Williams

What is our county’s most precious asset? At Splash FM we believe it’s our children. And that’s why we’re supporting the very special Child of Sussex Awards, celebrating outstanding bravery, success and determination of the children in our area. There are 15 awards, covering every aspect of a child’s life. These will include the Sporting Star Award, best brother and sister award, the Fundraiser Award,

the Courage Award and the Child of Sussex Carer Award. The awards will be presented at a glitzy ceremony at Brighton’s Grand Hotel on Friday September 30, hosted by Splash Fm breakfast presenter Richard Reynolds. This black tie event will include live music and a post awards casino. “I can’t wait to host this unique event,” says Richard. “It promises to be a great evening.”

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Do you know a child – perhaps in your own family, or maybe the child of a friend or colleague – who deserves special recognition for an inspirational achievement? Nominations are open now and close on August 31 – all you have to do is visit the website to find out more and to make a nomination. Allan Moulds, Managing Director of Splash says: “These awards promise to be full of inspirational and emotional stories, highlighting the achievements of some amazing children from across our county. We hope this will

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become a significant annual event, earning a well deserved place in the diaries of Sussex.” A panel of independent judges will then choose the fifteen winners who will be invited to the ceremony. The main awards sponsors are Monkey Bizness and Crowhurst Park


FF Variety of cats awaiting loving homes STEYNE GARDENS, WORTHING STEYNE GARDENS, WORTHING Learn to use a computer at your pace in your home Your local Animal Charityreeree Our OAPs (Old Age Pusscats)STEYNE GARDENS, Learn to email Design databases/ The Rescue & Rehoming Entrfriends WORTHING ance and family seasonal cards domestic animals come with no vet’s bills Worthingof and District Animal Rescue Service Help with buying Social Networking, The Rescue & Rehabilitation of wildlife Moggie minding service Free your computer Entra En nctra e nce

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ANTIQUES wadars dog reunion! 10.30amfrom to 4pm Registration 12.30pm

Our cats of the month

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Coins, Medals,July Military Saturday 18th Items, War Souvenirs, YS MICROCHIP YOUR DOG OR CAT

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

Mobiles, e-Books, Skype, e-Bay, Vouchers Troubleshoot problems

Call Julie Knott: 07914 361542

Registration from 12.30pm Sussex Coin

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Refreshments Home-made Cakes Refreshments Ice creams Home-made Stalls Cakes Ice creams Tombola Stalls Raffle CarTombola Display 10.30am to 4pm Raffle Bouncy Castle Refreshments CarPainting Display Face Home-made Cakes giant slide Bouncy Castle Ice creams roundabout Face Painting Stallsslide Competitions giant Tombola And MUCH MORE ... roundabout Raffle Competitions Car Display And MUCHCastle MORE . . . YOUR local animal charity Bouncy Face Painting celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary giant slide YOUR local animal charity roundabout Competitions celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary And MUCH MORE . . .

Manage your camera and digital photos Set up and use the internet Solve i-pod, i-phone, i-pad issues

10.30am to 4pm YOUR local animal Old Gold and charity Silver celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary

20 New Broadway, Tarring Road, Refreshments Worthing, BN11 4HP. 01903 232080Home-made Cakes Mobile: 07765 700508 Ice creams Open Mondays 9.30 - 3.30pm, Tuesday and Stalls Fridays 10am - 1pm and 2.30 - 4.30pm Tombola Home visits arranged Raffle email: Car Display

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16 Essential Directory GUITARS AND VINTAGE TOYS





John Godfrey

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


• Tin plate toys and die-cast toys: Corgi, Dinky, Match Box etc • Trains: Hornby, Bachmann, Lima • All memorabilia, train signs etc • Guitars & instruments

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

13 New Broadway, Tarring Road Worthing BN11 4HB. Mob: 07944 653668


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


By Ex-British Gas Engineer

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Cleaning Services MOBILE BEAUTY THERAPIST Manicure, Pedicure, Waxing, Massage, Trendys Nail Wraps

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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


Garage Doors

‘Cleaning and Hygiene at its best!’

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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

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

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

Tel: 01903 504247 Mobile: 07990 898 099



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

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

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

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


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

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

Freephone 0800 118 2059

Surveyor and Valuer

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

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telephone: 01903 209605 mobile: 07990 516569 43 Cross Lane, Findon West Sussex BN14 0UB

Double Glazing Repairs

Wood Floor Restoration


James Perry Interiors Quality Floor Sanding


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

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

To arrange collection 01903 741719

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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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:

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

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18 Essential Health

Avoid the big burn this summer course you’re aware of the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation on the skin, which can damage its immune response and increase the risk of developing skin cancer. Here are some useful safety tips for avoiding the big burn: In Britain at least, everyone perks up when the sun comes out. We all know sunlight is good for our general health and wellbeing, and makes us feel great. And because the summer so far has been a bit of a washout, many of us are packing our bags and jetting off to warmer climes in search of that elusive sun. It’s fun to sunbathe – but the risks are considerable, and well documented. Skin that’s exposed to the sun in an excessive way can become permanently damaged and prematurely aged. And of


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• Apply a good sunscreen about 30 minutes before going out, even if the weather is overcast. Harmful rays can penetrate cloud cover. Don’t forget your lips, hands, ears and the back of your neck. Reapply frequently, especially if you’re swimming or doing any exercise that makes you sweat. • If you’re in a hot country take extra care between 11am and 4pm when the sun is at its strongest. Follow the example of the locals and take an indoor siesta.

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

• Wear protective clothing when you’re not swimming. Broad-brimmed hats, tightly woven fabrics and long sleeves may not sound particularly chic, but they’ll help keep the sun off your skin.

• Look for these ingredients in your sunscreen. Zinc oxide, titanium dioxide or avobenzone all help to block harmful UV rays.

Ouch! Haven’t followed the rules and are already burnt? • Apply a soothing compress, using witch hazel or cold tap water with a few ice cubes. • Drink lots of water. • Take ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory. This will help to relieve the pain, itching and swelling of a mild to moderate burn. And don’t make the same mistake again! If you’ve been burnt, it takes three to six months for your skin to return to normal.

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Dr Sarah has the last word…

When I rule the world… I’ve just listened to yesterday’s File on 4 on Radio 4 as a Podcast – how modern am I? They’ve been discussing reform of the provision of Emergency care in the NHS. Take cover – I feel a rant coming on. Of course, I’m lucky enough to have you, patient reader, to bear the brunt of my rant – so, thank you in advance. Why is it that those involved in ‘reorganisation’, ‘restructuring’, or ‘reconfiguration’ in positions of power and influence are so full of management jargon and trite platitudinous claptrap that one is never quite sure if they have answered the question

at all? Those who work to make changes to specialist areas all too often have limited experience of those systems. The basic problem goes something like this. Emergency Departments are busy. A lot of the time we’re busy with stuff that isn’t an Emergency. Many patients do not need to come to hospital at all and could conceivably have their ‘health needs’ met in the community by another healthcare professional. So – there’s your GP, the outof-hours GP service, the out of hours walk-in service, the Minor Injuries Unit, The Urgent Care Centre, Paramedic Emergency

If I were given a similar baffling choice of repair outlets for my car, I’d make mistakes too – mostly on account of not being a mechanic. How do I know whether it’s the gasket or the carburettor or the alternator? All I know is that it’s not working, it’s under the bonnet and I’m scared to look in case it blows up! Everyone’s problem is some sort of emergency for them. It is our job to triage, not theirs. We have to bite the bullet, accept that people are confused by too much choice, and make things simple. Accept that, whether we like it or not,

where they will be triaged by experienced medical staff and advised of the appropriate service provider to help them, all under the same roof. There should be a sliding scale of waiting time targets, dependant on clinical need. When I rule the world, gone will be the 2am haemorrhoids, the 3 week old sprained ankle, the legions of clearly well folk who thought they’d better just ‘get it checked out’. I will be where I like it best, up to my elbows in guts and claret, feeling as though I’ve made a difference and am part of a system that works, for me,

Care Practitioners, Community nurses, and last – but most definitely not least – your trusty Emergency Department. Lovely. Everyone clear where they need to go? No, of course you’re not.

people will come to A&E at four in the morning with a GP problem. So, provide a GP. Keep local GPs busy during the day but patients should also be able to attend hospital

and for us all as patients. Dr Sarah trained in Medicine at King’s College, London, and now works in the Emergency Department at Worthing Hospital.

Keep the kids happy in the holidays with games, puzzles, toys and books Guild Care Charity shops ~ there’s one near you!

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Working for older people and carers

Registered charity 1044658 established in 1933

Field Place

The perfect venue for all occasions

Field Place is an elegant grade II listed 18th century Manor House set in eight acres of pleasant grounds. It’s the perfect venue for weddings and functions. The Chichester and Lewes rooms, within the Manor House, are approved for both Civil Marriages and Partnerships, with capacities of 80 and 50 persons respectively. Our grade ll listed Barn and Pavilion, both fully licensed, allow your perfect day to continue with celebrations into the evening.....all within the beautiful setting of Field Place.

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Sunday 25th September 2011 11am - 4pm Field Place, The Boulevard, Worthing BN13 1NP Tel 01903 244034 Email

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