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Essentially March 2013

Get out and about this March The Essential guide has over 75 local events to choose from

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Polished up for Mother’s Day The baby grand that’s getting a facelift

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A few weeks ago the ball valve in our cold water tank was not working properly and water was dripping from the overflow pipe. A plumber was needed but before making a call, I thought I would make sure that the stop-cock tap was working. Although I had tested this during the summer when it was working well, I found to my dismay that it was stuck fast. No amount of pressure would free the tap. Later in the day when reading the January edition of “Essentially Worthing” I came across the advertisement from Panic Plumbing & Electrics highlighting the benefits of the SureStop water cock. As this seemed the ideal solution to my problem, I looked at the company’s website and also that of the makers to ensure that this was a reputable product. I contacted Nigel by email and we agreed a time for him to visit our house. When he arrived, he explained everything about the SureStop water cock, inspected the plumbing around the existing tap, and discussed with us the options for installing the new water cock. Talking to Nigel was very easy. There was no “hard sell” and he was happy to answer all our questions. We decided the product was right for us and once we had received the estimate, we asked Nigel to proceed with the work. Nigel arrived a few days later on the agreed date to install the SureStop water cock and to replace the faulty ball valve. The SureStop installation itself, including the connection of the remote switch, took around an hour to complete. A shelf had to be removed from the cupboard under a sink where the existing stop cock is situated and much to our surprise and delight, Nigel even adjusted the size of the shelf and fitted it back into place. Once the installation was completed, Nigel showed us how the new water cock worked and was very happy to answer some further questions. Everything was left clean and tidy. Having the SureStop water cock is a solution to a problem we have had for a long time. This was not the first occasion that the old stop-cock has become stuck and it is good to know that these problems are a thing of the past. We can control our water with a flick of the switch which is now in an easily accessible position. The service provided by Panic Plumbing & Electrics was first class, it is very easy to discuss things with Nigel and I would not hesitate in calling him again. Mr Keith Stockman, Angmering, West Sussex Surestop remote switch installed


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Take Five


Essential Diary


Treading the Boards


Essential Profile

The man that’s lovingly restoring the baby grand at Denton Lounge Local events for all the family in March

Dance, drama and comedy at Worthing Theatres

Happy 10th Birthday Garden Xtras

10 – 11 Essential Food and Drink

Red Wine with Spring Lamb


Essentially For Kids


Essential Profile

Have fun with Bubbles and Robots Come Fly With Me

14-15 Essential Business

Enterprise Week in Worthing and tips from the Funding Mentor


Essential Care


Essential Profile


Essential Directory


Essential Health


Worthing Leisure

Aspire assure high quality care

Splash is looking forward to Spring

Your local directory from cabs to computer training Dr Sarah has the last word

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Take 5

Andrew Byford of Barcombe Wood Finish Ltd has been tasked with rejuvenating Worthing Theatres’ baby grand piano. He shares his passion for all things wooden How long does it take to complete a job like the theatres’ piano?

One like this takes about four days, stripping certain parts, adding colour and polishing it up. If I’m stripping something all the way back it takes about seven days and then with the staining and sealing you have better control over the finish. What is your favourite part of restoration? The bodying-up, building up layers of polish so you see the depth of shine. Sometimes it’s hard to know when to stop because the finish is the real part of the job that people want to see after everything else has been done. When not transforming pianos and furniture what else gives you pleasure? I enjoy taking photographs. I’m trying to develop an artistic style, I do lots of landscapes in both black and white and colour. I now go out knowing what will look good in the different formats, which I’ve learned since getting my camera. I recently took a picture of a World War 1 trench with a chap digging in modern dress on one side and one in wartime uniform on the other, it was great. I’m fascinated by World War 1 too. Have you worked at the theatres before and are there other theatrical restorations you’ve done? I first worked here in 1981 but it was doing discos with the theatres’ technical manager, Jim! Then when roller discos started we’d be in here and have a good couple of hours to try out the rink before the public arrived. I’ve worked on a couple of other pianos outside the theatres, I did a rosewood one about 18 months ago which came up brilliantly. Is there something in Worthing you’d especially like to work on? I’d really like to do the beautiful central staircase in the Town Hall and all the woodwork in the Assembly Hall. I especially like long-case clocks and pianos because they’re living things. I’ve actually made a long-case clock, so I really enjoy those. Andrew has been working on the baby grand piano which will be played in The Denton Lounge for Mothers’ Day on Sunday March 10 and events such as the live Jazz Evenings (bookable via The Denton Lounge on 01903 218 250) and Pudding Nights (bookable via the box office on 01903 206 206). Andrew may be contacted at Barcombe Wood Finish Ltd on 01903 700 753.

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The Essential Diary Your local events guide for March

The Southwick and Shoreham Country Market

Friday mornings, 9.15 - 11am The market is held in the Porter Room at the Southwick Community Centre in Southwick Street. There will be homemade cakes, savouries, jams as well as honey and free range eggs. In addition there is a large selection of handmade knitted toys and children’s clothing For further information contact 01273 706669

Russian Cossacks

Friday 1 March, 7.30pm Amande Concerts will be bringing Russian Cossacks dancing to the UK. The troupe has now grown to 70 incredible artists – dynamic dancers, soulful singers and mesmerising musicians. Russian Cossacks will be performing at the Pavilion Theatre. 01903 206206

Women’s World Day of Prayer

Friday 1 March The Women’s World Day of Prayer is a unique organisation, truly international and truly interdenominational. It speaks with the voice of women from all corners of the globe. This years’ service comes from France and the theme is “I was a Stranger and you Welcomed Me” Do come and join us in one of our local services, details and times St Mary’s, Broadwater Parish, Broadwater Road, Speaker Mrs Jean Hanson. 2.30pm St george,s Church, St Georges Road. Speaker Mrs Susie Wilkinson. 2.30pm All Saints Church, Findon Valley. Speaker Rev Helena Buqué. 2.30pm Goring URC, Shaftesbury Ave. Speaker Rev Dr. Hazel Sherman. 8pm St Symphorian’s Durring Hill. Speaker Mrs Sandra Warner

English Folk Dancing

Saturday 2 March, 8 – 10pm A little gentle exercise perhaps? Have fun and socialise with others as you enjoy the very easy art of English Folk Dancing. It’s quite low key and singles are warmly invited. Our club meets at St. Julian’s Hall, Rectory Road, Shoreham every Monday. Tonight we have a top class caller and live music. For all enquiries please call our Club Chairman on 01903 208851. www.

The Animals & Friends

Saturday 2 March, 8pm Featuring original 1960s members John Steel and Mick Gallagher. Without doubt The Animals are one of the great British pioneers of blues and rock. Over the last two decades John Steel and the band have completed countless tours around the world, performing to packed houses. Now in his 70s John still continues to perform with passion and energy alongside Mick Gallagher who joined The Animals in 1965, plus Peter Barton and Danny Handley who’s worked with countless greats including Spencer Davis and Bobby Elliott of The Hollies. Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham, West Sussex, BN43 5EG. Tickets: £15 Seated, £14 Standing Box Office: 01273 464440

Worthing Music & Arts Festival – Singing

Saturday 2 March As one of the most prominent sections of the Festival, Singing always attracts a strong entry. There are of course solo and duet classes for a wide variety of styles from classical lieder to Disney hits. Telephone: 01903 367525 / 07963 249 561

The Group

Monday 4 March, 8pm The Group, a club for unattached men and women aged 45+, based in Worthing, Brighton, Lewes, Horsham and Haywards Heath. Eating out, walking, arts & music, sport, theatre and travel. Not a dating agency, but an opportunity to make new friends doing the things you enjoy.

Worthing Squares

Monday 4 March, 7.30pm Square dancing is laughter and friendship set to music Exercise your mind and body. (partners not essential) New classes start with a free session In English Martyrs Barn, Goring Way, Worthing BN12 4UH Phone Ray on 01903 263012 Or Maggi on 07745284690

Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club

Wednesday 6 March, 7.30pm Featuring Ian House in concert on at the Queen Street Centre, Queen Street, Worthing. Free Parking, Refreshments and a Raffle. Visitors welcome £6

Coffee Morning

Wednesday 6 March, 11am Coffee morning/lunch at the Sunny Restaurant, with Worthing Friendship Centre. Ham Road, East Worthing. All enquiries to Sue Coughlin on 01903 503291.

Goring Gardening Society

Thursday 7th March 7.30pm Mark Saunders, head gardener at Fittleworth House will talk about his year at this beautiful place. Refreshments available plus a raffle. All are welcome. Non members £1. St Marys Church Hall Goring

Ferring Horticultural Society

Thursday 7 March, 7.30pm The Subject for the next ‘s meeting is: ‘ Sweet Pees ‘ Speciality grower Roger Parsons will be giving an illustrated talk on the many varieties now available at nurseries and garden centres with tips on how to achieve the best results. For more information on the Society please contact our Membership Secretary: Sandy Dall on 01903 248000, or come along to one of our meetings.

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Saturday 9 March, 9am – 1pm The award winning Shoreham Farmers’ Market selling local Sussex produce takes place in East Street, Shoreham-by-Sea. 01273 263152

Goring Gardening Society’s Spring Flower Show

Saturday 9 March, 2.30 - 4.15pm Classes include flowers, plants, cookery & hobbies. Tea & homemade cakes plus a raffle. Play our popular lotto game. Entry for non members 50p. St Marys Church Hall, Goring

Jumble Sale - Worthing & District Cats Protection Saturday 9 March, 10am Emmanuel United Reform Church, Heene Road, Worthing Arrive early or the best bargains will be gone www.

Coombes Farm Lambing Season

Life Drawing

Sunday 10 March – Monday 15 April Come and watch the miracle of new life! At 3 days old we turn these ewes and their lambs onto the South Downs to eat grass and play. Take a ride on a tractor and trailer to see the farm and to admire the views from the top of the downs. Weekends... just turn up from 9.00am to 4.00pm Weekdays... turn up for the lambing sheds. 01273 452028

Oranges & Lemons Flingathon

Sunday 10 March, 1.45pm Commemorating the sinking in 1901 of the SS Indiana, whose cargo of fruit washed up onto the shore at Worthing. Modern fruit flingers meet on the beach for an orange and lemon throwing competition to raise cash for charity. For enquiries call 01903 245674

Sunday 10 March 10am-1pm Monday 11 March 7pm-9pm Open to all, untutored. Heene Community Centre Heene Road, Worthing. Continues thoughout the year. Contact: Dudley Sawer 01903 232746 dudley.sawer@mypost www.lifedrawingcourses

Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts Society Monday 11 March 10am - 12noon Monthly lectures on 2nd Monday. Annual Subscription £35. Visitors (donation £5). March illustrated lecture: “Gardens & Plants Portrayed in the Collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge” by Dr Twigs Way. The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, opp St Andrews Church, Church Street, Steyning, BN44 3XZ. Contact Penny on 01903 814390.

And looking ahead... Flower Demonstration Tuesday 2 April, 7.30pm For those interested in flowers and how to arrange them, Worthing Flower Club will be welcoming demonstrator Jean Plaskett to their April meeting. The club meet on the first Tuesday of the month at The Barn, English Martrys Church in Goring. Visitors welcome, adminission £3.50 including tea / coffee and biscuits. For more details contact Colette on 07775 728122

Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club

Wednesday 3 April, 7.30pm Featuring Andrew Nix in concert at the Queen Street Centre, Queen Street, Worthing. Free Parking, refreshments and a raffle. Visitors welcome £6

Coffee Morning/Lunch Wednesday 3 April, 11am With Worthing Friendship Centre at the Sunny Restaurant, Ham Road, East Worthing. All enquiries to Sue Coughlin on 01903 503291

The BIG & Fabulous Barties Boutique

Saturday 9 March, 10am – 4pm Worthing’s Contemporary Boutique Market in the beautiful surroundings of St Pauls in Chapel Road. Over 30 stalls of lovingly hand made, vintage and new produce from a range of local craftspeople, small businesses and artists. With award winning brands & creative talent.

in association with CAMRA ALL DAY (11 - 10pm) GOOD FRIDAY 29th March 2013

St Paul’s Arts Centre

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Exhibition of Paintings by Local Artist Lyn Bedford-White

Live & Local Acoustic Music from

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Evening Chill Out Session with

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Farmers Market & Beer Festival Jamaican Food & The Sausage Hut!

Antiques & Collectors Market

Sunday 10 March, 10am - 4pm The Village Hall, Sea Road, East Preston. Raffle & Refreshments. Admission 50p. All enquiries: Tel 01903 771161 Events Organiser: East Preston Festival Committee

A fabulous day of local food, local music, all for free. Good Friday just got better! More details at


6 & 7 April, 10am – 4pm Come and browse the diverse range of paintings on display in watercolours and acrylics, including local landscapes, views of Venice, still life, portraits and seascapes. The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning. BN44 3XZ. Free admission, free car parking and disabled access. Examples of my work can be found on For further details contact 01903 813058. cbedford@

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Tuesday 12 March, 6.45pm Worthing Friendship Centre, Evening meeting at the Durrington Community Centre. “A history of Bignor Roman Villa” - Lisa Hayes. All enquiries to Sue Coughlin on 01903 503291.

West Sussex Coeliac Group

Tuesday 12 March, 10am - 12 noon We will be holding our next regular coffee morning at Green Cuisine, 37 Rowlands Road, Worthing, Gluten free refreshments available. For more information please contact Group Organiser William Andrews 01903 521850.

Lancing Horticultural Society

Wednesday 13 March, 7.30pm The speaker will be Clive Gravett and he will be talking about Heucheras. Admission £1.00, tea and coffee provided, also raffle and plants for sale. Everyone welcome. St. Michaels Church Hall, South Street, Lancing.

The West Sussex Writers Thursday 14 March, 7.30 – 7.45pm The March meeting will be held at the Heene Gallery, Heene Road, Worthing. There will be a discussion by feature writer Nina Tucknott on writing articles for magazines. Free refreshments during the interval. Entry on the night £3 members £5 non-members.

Live Music Event

Friday 15 March, 7.30pm The Severed Limb at St Paul’s Art Centre, Worthing. £7.50 adv. Further details can be found on facebook:

Chas & Dave

Friday 15 March, 7.30pm They pioneered the ‘Rockney’ genre with their blend of memorable songs, music-hall humour, and Rock’n’Roll. And now, due to phenomenal demand from fans, Chas & Dave are back and about to embark on an extensive UK tour. In a career spanning 40 years, Chas & Dave are without doubt one of Britain’s longest running and best loved rock acts. Pavilion Theatre, Worthing. 01903 206206

Jumble Sale

Saturday 16 March, 10am – 12 noon In aid of Worthing Scope. Fitzalan Howard Centre, Pavilion Road, Worthing. BN14 7EF

Worthing Astronomical Society

Monday 18 March, 7pm Buying Your First Telescope. Tony James & Graham Boots & Bright Comets, Alex Vincent. Emanuel United Reformed Church hall. The church hall entrance is off Heene Road Worthing. Visitors pay a small entry charge.

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Monday 18th March, 7.30-9pm Learn how your face shape will determine your hairstyle, glasses, earrings & necklines Jewellery choices be up to date Footwear and bags – what’s in fashion & how it works for you The Burlington Hotel, 7.309pm, £15pp incl a wine/ tea/ coffee, Contact gay@

The Friends of Worthing Museum and Art Gallery Tuesday 19 March, 2.30pm We are delighted to welcome David Sumner, Chairman of the Worthing Society, to our meeting in the education room at Worthing Museum, Chapel Road. His talk will be ‘The History of the Connaught Theatre’. Visitor entry £2 with a cup of tea included.

Rowland Singers – Mostly Mozart

Thursday 21March, 7.30pm Including Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore. St Margaret’s Church, Arundel Rd, Angmering. Tickets £10 (child £3) Tel: 01903 238792

Rowland Singers – Mostly Mozart

Friday 22 March, 7.30pm Including Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore. Emmanuel URC, St Michael’s Road, Worthing. Tickets £10 (child £3) Tel: 01903 238792

Lancing Horticultural Spring Flower and Vegetable Show

Saturday 23 March, 2pm Raffle, Refreshments, charity stalls, plants/gardening books for sale. Admission £1.00. for non members, members free. Robert Woodard Academy, Upper Boundstone Road, Lancing

Morning Melodies

Saturday 23 March, 11am - 12noon An hour of popular music presented by Marcus Martin at the Yamaha Grand Piano & Compton Organ. Coffee & Biscuits served from 10.30am. Admission Free. Donations to ADA The Worthing Group: Action for Dysphasic Adults Emmanuel United Reformed Church, St Michaels Road, Worthing Rosemary Hoyle 01903 243595

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Worthing FC First team

home games scheduled for March Saturday 2nd, 3pm KO v Folkestone Invictia There is also a free to enter darts tournament on 2nd March starting at 12pm in main bar Sat 16th March 3pm KO v Merstham Sat 30th March 3pm KO v Burgess Hill

Special ticket offer throughout March reduced entry to first team games of just £5 for everyone (Under 16 still go free with a paying adult, up to a maximum of 3 per adult) Youth Team have following matches scheduled; Mon 4th March 7.45pm KO v Bognor Regis Mon 18th March 7.45pm KO v Peacehaven & Telscome

The Worthing Plumbase Stadium, Woodside Road, Worthing, BN14 7HQ

Indoor Car Boot Sale

Saturday 23 March, 10am -12 noon Lots of bargains. Thomas a Becket First School, Pelham Road. Refreshments available. Adults 20p entrance, kids free.

Spring Flower Show

Saturday 23 March, 2.30pm The Ferring Horticultural Society will be holding their spring flower show in the Ferring Village Hall. Exhibits will include: Spring Flowers and Bulbs, Flower Arrangements and Home Crafts. Teas and homemade cakes will be on sale in the Club Room. Presentations to each class winner will take place at 4-00pm. The Society welcomes visitors and new members. Do contact our Membership Secretary: Sandy Dall on 01903 248000.

Worthing Friendship Centre

Thursday 28 March, 12 noon Lunch at the Three Fishes, Chapel Road. All enquiries to Sue Coughlin on 01903 503291.

The Jamboree

Friday 29 March, 11am – 10pm In association with Camra - A fabulous day of local food and local music, all for free. Farmers Market and Beer Festival. Jamaican food and The Sausage Hut! St Pauls Arts Centre, Worthing.

Shoreham Oratorio Choir

Friday 29 March, 7.30pm Present: Requiem, John Rutter and music from St Matthew Passion, J S Bach. Tenor, Neil Jenkins. Soprano, Rachel Shouksmith The Shoreham Oratorio Ensemble. Conductor Tony Allen. St Mary de Haura Church, East Street, Shorehamby-Sea. Entrance free with retiring collection Please contact 01273 530350 or visit

Wellbeing & Gift Fair

Saturday 30 March, 10am - 5pm Talks, therapy tasters, colour & psychic readings, handcrafts. 50 exhibitors. £2 admission. Charmandean Centre, Forest Road, Worthing, BN14 9HS. Fundraising for Parkinson’s UK prizes to be won. Organised by Ann Lawder Personal Styling. 07902 481320.

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And looking ahead... Worthing Horticultural Society – Spring show Saturday 6 April, 2 – 4.30pm There will be sales tables, tombola and refreshments with home-made cakes. Offington Park Methodist Church, South Farm Road, Worthing, Admission is 70p, with members free on production of their membership card, and accompanied children free

Sunday Breakfast Club Sunday 7 April, 9.15am Children and Young people are invited to another great Sunday Breakfast Club at Sompting United Reformed Church ,Cokeham Road. Delicious breakfast followed by lots of activities including craft and games, cooking and quizzes. Then at 10.30 am everyone is welcome to join us for a lively all-age service followed by more refreshments. And it’s all free but donations will be welcome. More info from 01903 753335

Worthing Friendship Centre

Tuesday 9 April, 6.45pm Evening meeting at the Durrington Community Centre. “Secret Sussex Gardens” Lesley Chamberlain. All enquiries to Sue Coughlin on 01903 503291

Locally Crafted’ Village Craft Fair

Saturday 20 April, 9.30 - 1.30 East Preston Conservative Hall, Sea Road, East Preston. Raffle & Refreshments. Admission 50p. All enquiries: Tel 01903 772680. Events Organiser: East Preston Festival Committee


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Worthing Friendship Centre

Thursday 25 April, 12 noon Evening meeting at the Lunch at the Three Fishes, Chapel Road. All enquiries to Sue Coughlin on 01903 503291


Treading the boards

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Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Saturday March 9, 7.30pm A two-handed passionate version of Robert Tressell’s classic book about painter-decorators whose spirited attacks on capitalism highlight the inequality in society. The Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Christine Walkden

Thursday March 7, 7.30pm Beautiful images and fascinating anecdotes with the horticulturist whose passion for plants sees her presenting Gardeners World and on Radio 4’s gardener’s question time. Ritz Studio, Worthing

Comedy Network – Tom Deacon, Jarlath Regan and Phil Wang

Friday March 15, 8pm Three of the hottest comedians on the circuit, led by BBC Radio 1’s Tom Deacon, promise to tickle your funny bone!. Ritz Studio, Worthing

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing

Tuesday March 26, 7.30pm 2012 finalist Pasha Kovalev and dance partner Katya Virshilas are joined by beautifully costumed guest dancers to perform stunning routines followed by a Q&A session. Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

The Cadfael Chronicles: The Virgin in the Ice Tuesday March 26 to Saturday March 30, 7.30pm, matinees Wednesday and Saturday, 2pm The world premiere stage adaptation of Ellis Peters’ novel in which Brother Cadfael embarks on quest which leads him to discover a chilling murder and a tale of passion gone astray. The Connaught Theatre, Worthing

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Friday March 22 and Saturday March 23, 7.30pm, matinee Saturday, 2.30pm

Sell a Door Theatre Company launch their 2013 season with one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, complete with fairies, lovers, a disapproving father and magic. Connaught Theatre, Worthing

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Moscow Ballet La Classique’ s Coppélia

Sunday March 31, 6.30pm A classical love story about eccentric old toymaker Doctor Coppélius, feisty Swanilda, her fiancé Franz and life-like doll Coppélia is perfect for ballet-lovers of all ages. The Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Thursday March 21 to Sunday March 24, 7.30pm, matinees Thursday and Saturday, 2.30pm plus Sunday, 4pm Worthing Musical Theatre Company mark the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death with a glamorous production of the iconic musical featuring songs such as Bye, Bye, Baby and Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend. Pavilion Theatre, Worthing


Happy 10th Anniversary It’s a family celebration for Garden Xtras

say I’m a bit of a mad inventor! I have designed the plant supports and most of our other metal products.” One of Stephen’s inventions, Squirrel Ban recently featured on ITV’s Alan Titchmarsh Show. Stephen said “I invented a unique bird food which squirrels won’t eat.” There is a unique range of garden sundries and terracotta & glazed pots, stoneware and accessories And we also stock traditional cane conservatory furniture.” The factory outlet shop opens again on Wednesday 6 March, and is open every week Monday to Saturday between 9.30am and 5pm, from March to August There is a loyalty scheme which offers discounts on many products, just pop into the shop, it’s free to join. Garden Xtras is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its factory outlet shop in Lancing. Run by the Vincent family it was initially set up over two decades ago as a wholesale business. Stephen and Bridget are still at the helm and having completed a two-year apprenticeship before joining the business their daughter, Maxine, is now the office manager. The couple’s son, Oliver, is often on hand to help the workforce.

The family have built up an established business, and have supplied metalwork and other items for some prestigious flower shows. Stephen told us “We are a small business supplying a range of reasonably priced garden products. We offer a personal service, giving help and advice, with no obligation to buy.” “We don’t just buy and sell things but make and design them too - some people

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We now ‘March’ on towards Summer and it is time to enjoy some local spring lamb. Also it’s a good time to get away from all the bad press surrounding beef & horsemeat especially as the many jokes about them are worse than mine !! However to my subject, the ever popular Spring lamb. The price of lamb has dropped over 20% recently which is bad news for our farmers but a ray of hope for many of us during these hard times ........ time will tell whether our butchers can offer any reductions especially with less beef on the menu.At least we can enjoy some good red wines which accompany your Sunday roast beautifully. There are a couple of classic pairings with lamb.Traditionally a good claret works so well because the tannins cut through the fat,whilst a decent Rioja has much the same effect; these two wines,in general,have a lovely balance of tannin,oak & fruit. It is the Cabernet Sauvignon though, as one of claret’s main grapes that is the ‘star’ for lamb dishes.Whether on its own or blended with the likes of Merlot,Cabernet Franc,Syrah ( Shiraz) or even Sangiovese in Italy. These are really great friends to lamb.It is often dark and tannic,especially when young,usually ages very well and as a major plus,easy to grow.The grape is often oak aged and this shows it at its best, bringing out the tannins and makes for a wonderful heady, juicy,rich and often herby red wine with a hint of spice,and always that classic blackcurrant nose. The grape is seen all over the world and I can remember enjoying a spit roasted lamb enjoying a lovely sunset in Chile last April, all served with a wonderful Cabernet, Carmenere blend - definitely an evening to remember !!

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Bubbles, Shakespeare and Robots

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Shakespeare 4 Kidz – The Tempest Tuesday March 12, 10.30am and 1.30pm A mystical, magical, mysterious, musical romantic comedy of revenge, a father’s love for his daughter and the misuse of power created for children at Key Stage two and three. Take a trip to an enchanted island,

under the magical spell of Prospero, the former Duke of Milan in the Bard’s final play. The Pavilion Theatre, Worthing 01903 206 206 or www.

The Amazing Bubble Man

Thursday April 4, 11.30am and 1.30pm From square bubbles and fog-filled bubbles to bubble volcanoes, The Amazing Bubble Man will put on a show to bring gasps of amazement from all ages as the audience is invited to kiss a bubble, slap a bubble or just delight in the beauty of bubbles. The Connaught Theatre, Worthing 01903 206 206 or

My Brother the Robot

Tuesday April 9, 12pm and 3pm In Tall Stories’ new show, a little girl called Bobbie lives with her inventor dad in a house filled with technology. When Bobbie is lonely, her Dad locks himself away in his lab and works day and night to create a special present for Bobbie, a robot little brother. But when Bobbie gets into danger, will her robot brother save her? For age four upwards. The Connaught Theatre, Worthing 01903 206 206 or

Come Fly With Me


Lisa Reynolds is the MD and owner of The Real Flying Company based at Shoreham Airport What motivated you to start The Real Flying Company? A lifetime love of vintage aircraft and an opportunity to rekindle a bygone era of flying, which not only give us some lovely aircraft to fly personally but enable us to offer qualified and non-pilots alike, the chance to experience a piece of aviation history and introduce a corner of aviation which is the envy of many a modern pilot.

Describe a typical day The phones start ringing at 9am, with the people who are flying early, ringing up to check if the weather is suitable for their flight. The aircraft are checked over by the Pilot/ Instructors ready for the day and pulled out of the hangar. The first of many pots of coffee will go on, to cater for the influx of flying customers, their visitors and club members who pop in for a pit-stop and a chat on the way past. The daily paperwork for all the aircraft is updated and we’re ready for action! Before long, the students arrive and after a thorough briefing it’s not long before the wonderful sound of aero-engines can be heard, which continues throughout the day. It’s a steady flow

of comings and goings from there all day long, with many phone calls ranging from customer enquiries to students and club members to book aircraft and lessons. All of this and the flying continues until the airport ceases operations for the day, which can be 7pm on some days. While the last student is being de-briefed, the aircraft are put to bed for the night and the office only closes after the last customer has left. Having a club/ social element to the business, the finish time can be quite late on some occasions! What do you love about Shoreham Airport? It has to be the location. Nestled between the beautiful South Downs to the North and the Sussex coastline to the South, it is the most delightful place to operate from. Once airborne, the view immediately can stretch as far as the Isle of Wight to the West, Beachy Head and the white cliffs to the East and the North Downs inland! What could be better?

chores and snatching private time with a bit of quiet reading. It is not unheard of for us to nip down to the airport on a day off and steal one of our aircraft for a trip somewhere or even just a local “jolly” on a beautiful summers evening. Bliss… What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given? When I was a youngster, my father told me that whenever I am doing anything new, or going anywhere new: “Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open until you’ve worked out what’s going on.” That one has worked very well over the years.

How do you spend your down time? Having other businesses apart from the Real Flying Company, downtime mainly consists of catching up with domestic

You’re better by far in a Starlight car You will always hear a friendly voice when you call Starlight Taxis, we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We have a fully computerised booking system, with call back on all bookings and all our vehicles are fitted with GPS Tracking. It’s worth getting organised early by booking a reliable taxi service – you can book by phone, email, text message or even Facebook. We offer highly competitive fares to Gatwick, Heathrow, Stanstead and all other airports and docks too. We will make sure there is plenty of room in our vehicles and the largest vehicle can accommodate eight passengers and their luggage. Whether you’re off on holiday or an all-important business trip, it’s vital you get to the airport with plenty of time to check in, so you won’t have to spend valuable time worrying about missing your flight. And, of course, everyone wants a polite, friendly driver, and someone who will turn up on time to bring you back home. Travel can be stressful enough, so let’s keep it simple. If you’re planning a journey give us a call on 01903 700111 or 01903 373737. Or text on 07889 505553. You can download our FREE APP from I-tune and Google

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Big boost for start ups Workshops and the best tips at Worthing Enterprise week

Northbrook College, as part of the Worthing and Adur Enterprise Hub, is facilitating an Enterprise Week from the 18th March to the 22nd March 2013. This week will target local small businesses and offer a welcome boost with advice from a series of FREE events, presentations and workshops. Topics covered will include sales tips, design, marketing, financial support, business growth and sustainability. The Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce will also be running mentoring session and there will be an event dedicated to Apprenticeships, Internships and Work Experience along with the successful ‘Gear Up for Success’ session available. The week begins with an ‘Ask the Panel’ open session with Mike Jones, of Michael Jones and Company, Zoe Clark of Euphoric and Andrew Sparsis of Proto Restaurants, and concludes with a showcase event from Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce. This Business Showcase aims to highlight the larger companies within the area whilst again running more detailed workshops and networking sessions for attendees. For more information and to book see

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Enterprise Week 18th March to the 22nd March 2013 Enterprise Week is aimed at local emerging and established small businesses to offer a welcome boost with invaluable advice from a series of FREE events, presentations and workshops. A variety of relevant topics will be covered from Sales techniques, Branding & Design and Marketing to Financial support, Business Growth and International Trade, along with the popular ‘Gear Up for Success’ workshop. Fresh Egg will also opening their doors and running an in-house seminar and the Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce will be running a taster session of their popular Peer to Peer Mentoring. The week begins with an ‘Ask the Panel’ open session with key business figures from the area including Andy Sparsis from Food Restaurant, Mike Jones of Michael Jones and Zoe Clark of Euphoric, and concludes with a showcase event from Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce. The Business Showcase aims to highlight the larger companies within the area whilst again running more detailed workshops for attendees. Northbrook College will also be running its own industry week in tandem with Enterprise Week, demonstrating the benefits which its courses offer. Pre-booking for all workshops and talks will be essential and this will be available soon via the Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce website.



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This month Helen Scott talks Social Enterprises

I know that February is a short month, but this year it has sped by. I am always glad to see the back of January, but February has almost passed me by!! Isn’t it great though, March is upon us, the evenings are getting lighter, the birds are singing and the sky has on occasion been blue! Could Your Business Be a Charity or Social Enterprise? As promised, from our discussions about business models last month, I said I would follow-up this month with some information around social enterprises and charities. So what is a social enterprise? Well, it is an umbrella term for an

organisation that specifically helps people or communities, and several business models sit underneath it. You can still be a limited company, you could be a charity, or a Community Interest Company (CIC). Social Enterprises are the buzz word at the moment and consequently there is a lot of information to help. One important thing to remember about social enterprises is that all profits are ploughed back into the company – owners only draw a salary, rather than dividends. More information from the very accessible Social Entreprise UK website: http:// advice-support And finally charities – these are voluntary organisations

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“I’m not trying to muddy the waters (honest), but charities can be social enterprises and vice versa!” that abide by the confines of charity law. They are an attractive model for three reasons: they can attract funding from grant-makers; they can receive tax breaks in the form of exemptions eg Gift Aid and lastly, they can receive discounts from organisations, because they are working for altruistic reasons. More information is provided by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) settingupacharity I’m not trying to muddy the waters (honest), but charities can be social enterprises and vice versa! Social enterprises are attracting funding at the moment, so that is something to bear in mind when reviewing your business model. So, spare an hour to review your business, put it on the board meeting agenda, discuss it over coffee with your team, partner, yourself(!) and adopt a model that suits the nature of your business – good luck! As always, do get in touch, if you would like discuss any of the above further. Next month I will talking about our high streets – do they belong to the people or to the chains...looking forward to that discussion! The Guardian Small Business Network I recently became a member of this network, described by the Guardian as “fresh thinking for businesses.” They provide blogs, various hubs to join and

they have a Linked In group. Most useful, I find, is the weekly e-newsletter providing information on the latest hot issues for small businesses. You can find out more here: small-business-network

Helen Scott The Funding Mentor ‘Successfully Growing and Developing Businesses and Charities’ Twitter: @fundingmentor and join in the conversation #businessbites Web: Email:


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Aspire Home Care has been established by Paul Clinton and Emma Bell. Both are qualified nurses with over 30 years experience between them working for the NHS. They decided to branch out into private domiciliary care to be able to make a positive difference within the home care industry and the care of older adults. Aspire Home care is delivering a person centred service and an individual approach to the people they care for, making a real difference to their lives. This type of care also assists people to maintain independence and a high level of quality of life to stay living in their own homes. Aspire Home care are not part of a large organisation, and so never lose sight of the purpose of Aspire. Paul and Emma will stay actively involved in the care delivered and work closely with the people they care for, their carers, friends and families. Aspire are encouraging and inspiring their staff to be able to reach their full potential so that they can offer real career opportunities to grow and develop and at the same time maintain a consistent staff team that go out and care for clients in the comfort of their own homes.


It feels like spring Paul Williams is optimistic for the future of Worthing What an amazing feeling it is now that Spring is on its way. A couple of weeks ago it dawned on me that it is now still daylight at 5pm! After what feels like the longest winter ever, that is a huge deal for me! It’s a real sign that warmer times are on the way, and that we can all start come out of hibernation!! Among the Spring highlights locally is the opening of the new Splash Point pool, due to open it’s door in May. The finished product has been slowly emerging into view in recent weeks down on Brighton Road, and it looks glorious! £18 million has been spent on this, and from everything I’ve seen, it’s going to be a fantastic addition to the town. I have to put my hands up and admit that I’ve never been a big fan of the dear old Aquarena, so my swimming exploits in recent years have seen me, more often than not, jumping into the car and heading to Chichester. This, however, is the game-changer, and I can’t

wait to test out the facilities! Sometimes it can feel like the words “Worthing” and “progress” aren’t the easiest of bedfellows, but how great it would be to keep the momentum going that Splash Point has kick-started! Is it just me, or have things gone a little quiet again over the “Worthing Gateway” development at Teville Gate?! These are the amazing plans which would turn a terrible eyesore into more than 200 flats, a 100 bedroom hotel, conference facilities and a multiplex cinema. Work was originally due to commence last autumn, but, agonisingly, there is still no movement. I really hope there is some good news soon – just think of the difference these two initiatives will make to the town when both up and running! Spring is supposed to be the time for rejuvenation and optimism! I’m brimming with the latter right now, and I hope you are too!

Local markets are good for local business and great for bargains Worthing has an eclectic mix of markets from beach boutique to weekend emporiums Barties Boutique Every 2nd Saturday, St Pauls Arts Centre, Worthing Worthing’s only contemporary hand crafted market, at St Pauls. Bartie’s is a monthly collection of local artists and crafters 10am and 4pm shop from the talented and local arts and crafts stalls. Browse and shop for something unusual. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: 9 March / 13th April / 11th May / 8th June / 13th July / 14th Sep / 12th Oct / 9th Nov / 7 & 14th Dec

The Jamboree – Worthing’s Food and Beer Festival Friday 29th March 11am - 10pm, St Pauls Arts Centre, Worthing Worthing’s Free all day Food and Music Event in association with CAMRA The greatest smallest food, music and beer festival in Sussex, live and brilliant acoustic music all day, it’s all free and family friendly. Come and enjoy a day of live music, great food, delicious local produce and real ales. Enjoy good food at the indoor food market and listen to live acoustic music. There’s an evening chill out session with the Living Rooms and it’s all raising funds for Cancer Research UK. DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Bank Holiday Friday 29th March

of stalls and live music, and every 3rd Saturday of the month the Emporium will be a chance to mooch and shop for that little something different right in the centre of town. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: 30th March / 20th April / 18th May / 15th June / 20th July / Aug 17th / 21th Sep / 19th Oct / 16th Nov / 21st Dec

Beach Boutique Festival Markets In association with the Lions International Festival 27th & 28th July 2013 and the Worthing Birdman Festival 10th & 11th August 2013 The Beach Boutique Markets are fabulous weekend long, contemporary open air markets.A great chance to enjoy Worthing’s beautiful seafront and take home something unique. Running from Splash Point to Grand Avenue the Beach Markets bring you booksellers, pie makers, clothes makers, vintage jewellery and craft stalls, interesting vintage eateries, and fresh locally produced goodies of all description. Free fireworks show on the evening of the 27th plus so much more to be enjoyed for all the family. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Sat & Sun 27th & 28th July Sat & Sun 10th & 11th August

The Emporium – Worthing’s Outdoor Weekend Market Every 3rd Saturday, Montague Place Worthing Something big is coming to Worthing, and its good news. The Emporium is breathing energy into Worthing town centre with a large vibrant outdoor market. Replacing the old Farmers Market in South Street, The Emporium has relocated to Montague Place. This is a market with a difference bringing together over 45 stalls of delicious locally sourced food, bread, meats and deli stalls as well as craft, art, gifts and homewares. The launch event on Saturday 30th March will be an extravaganza


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Dr Sarah has the last word This month our resident Doctor has strong personal views on the NHS

I am prefacing this piece with a hefty disclaimer. What I’m about to write is nothing but my own personal viewpoint. I do not represent my department, my Trust or the wider NHS. There, done. It’s been a Bad News Week for the NHS hasn’t it? Whilst I’m thankful I don’t work at Stafford Hospital, and the revelations of the Public Inquiry have been truly shocking, is it realistic to presume that it was uniquely bad? That similar situations have not, are not or will never recur elsewhere? The justifiable public outrage that this could happen in a First World, 21st century hospital has been depressingly followed by the usual vacuous political platitudes, from the very people who created the monster in the first place. I’m not generally a big fan of blaming ‘systems’, when those systems are necessarily made up of accountable individuals with hearts, brains and consciences. I do believe in individual accountability. That we should all take responsibility for standing up for and defending what we know to be right. Having said that individuals have reputations to defend, families to feed and mortgages to pay. Systems do take on their own life force, often stifling, controlling, emasculating and disenfranchising the very individuals who work in them. Courage to speak out often comes at a price; ostracisation and unemployment. So how do we avoid another Stafford scandal? The NHS should stop being used as a political football. The nation needs to decide what kind of service it wants and whether it is willing to pay for it. There then needs to be cross party consensus on it’s evolution. Top drawer services- of any kind- cost top drawer money. We all need to stop deceiving ourselves that we can have a champagne service on beer money. If we expect nurses to sit and feed patients who cannot feed themselves (which presumably we do), then we also need to accept that they cannot simultaneously be doing

other, equally essential tasks. Overstretched, under resourced and undervalued staff will suffer from compassion fatigue. Yes, we have a vocation, but not to the point of martyrdom. How can we expect care and compassion from people who themselves have not eaten or rested and are under pressure to complete more jobs than there is time alloted? What happened at Stafford was unforgivable, but it happened in large part because staff were stretched to the point that they couldn’t care anymore. The service needs to be broken down into smaller, more easily accountable entities. Targets are not the devil’s work and do serve a function, but they should not be slavishly followed to the ironic detriment of the very patients they were designed to protect. And lastly politicians need to stop lying to the public about all this. It is simply NOT POSSIBLE to continue to

provide and sustain the current level of service, let alone develop future services without more investment. Until we face this fact and dig deep into our pockets to pay for the nurses to have the time to give the care they are trained to give and want to provide, then there will be more Staffords.

Dr Sarah

trained in medicine at King’s College, London, and now works in the Emergency Department at Worthing Hospital.

Time for Spring Cleaning… Oh yes, we see the first glimmer of some sunshine, a few spring flowers peaking through in the garden and suddenly we feel the optimism that seemed to disappear over the last few dark months. Spring-cleaning might seem a little old fashioned but believe me, it’s incredibly therapeutic. I don’t mean that you necessarily have to clean your home from top to bottom although that’s very satisfying, but maybe it’s time for a de-clutter? So… n Be prepared before you start, have plenty of refuse sacks to put rubbish or charity shop offerings into. Chose a day that you can crank up the music (or enjoy the silence) without too many interruptions. Make sure you indulge in some to treats to enjoy in those well-earned breaks. Make this a pleasurable experience. n

Start with one room and if you are just de-cluttering, start with the cupboards and places that aren’t on show. Get EVERYTHING out and sort into piles of what’s to stay, what’s to be donated and what is just plain old rubbish and bag up accordingly.


Don’t be daunted by your task, it doesn’t have to be done in a day, in fact that’s unlikely if you’re really thorough. Be satisfied that you’ve done one or two rooms brilliantly and set aside another day to do the next room(s).


Be respectful of others belongings, maybe encourage the family to do their bit but explain what you’re trying to achieve rather that bully them into it!


Don’t forget the “if it hasn’t got a home it goes in here” drawer, the “man” drawer the “somewhere safe & just in case” drawers we’ve all got them! You could be surprised at what you find.

See this exercise as a spring detox; we start the year detoxing ourselves, now it’s time for our homes. You’ll feel lighter and a sense of space and order will creep back in.

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AY 1M 2013 KEY DATES 13th April to close on Saturday The Aquarena is due ntre is due to open on Splashpoint Leisure Ce Wednesday 1st May e ain open while we mov m re ll wi es nu ve 3 r Our othe to the new centre. support & you for your continued k an th to e lik uld wo e W ange over period. patience during this ch SPLASHPOINT FACILITIES TO INCLUDE...

■ Health and fitness centre with a state of the art 100-station gym

■ 6-lane, 25 metre competition pool with moveable floor

■ Health suite containing sauna, steam room and heat beds

■ Combined learner / diving pool with moveable floor

■ 2 studios for classes, meetings, parties, and other events

■ Indoor leisure pool with flume ■ Café and outdoor paddling pool waters and much more...

Worthing Leisure Centre Aquarena 01903 502237 01903 231797 All dates and information correct as of February 2013

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