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Capital work against dealers EFFORTS to target drug dealers in Bognor Regis will lead to stronger links with councils in London. Arun District Council is seeking to step up its work with local authorities around the capital to ensure vulnerable young people are kept safe from the criminals. Georgina Bouette, Arun's community safety manager, said the action was an important part of the programme to disrupt county lines, where drugs are

distributed along the rail network from major cities. "We need to proactively engage with some of the London boroughs where some of these children are coming from. "We need to be able to say to the children and social care departments that we have come across a child from their area in Littlehampton who we think is being exploited by London gangs. "It's incredibly beneficial to share that

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Repairs planned after campaign FAILED repairs along Pagham's main raid are to be tackled. A campaigner has been told by West Sussex County Council the work should be carried out along the B2166 Pagham Road by the start of December. Giles Binyon, who is a committee member of Pagham and Aldwick Greenfields Movement (Pagam) group, has highlighted the poor condition of areas along the busy road as part of the group's protests against large-scale house building in the area He has welcomed news the six sites along the verge he re-examined will have further repairs carried out. But he said the answer to his work showed the county council had no plans to carry out large-scale improvements needed to cope with the number of vehicles generated by the propose housing. "It is great some repairs are being done and I thank the council for that," he has told the council. "The point of my letters is to highlight a road which is overwhelmed by large vehicles (articulated lorries and extremely large tractors and trailers), is a bus route, and still has to carry an extremely large amount of commuter traffic which includes bicycles. "A country lane, as such unclassified, is bound to show the kind of damage you have looked into under these conditions. "In far less wealthy countries of the world, these circumstances are deemed to be unacceptable. "But the county council apparently

not only appears unconcerned but, according to Arun District Council, is happy to add large amounts of additional traffic, from massive housing developments, right at the end of this road." As reported, Mr Binyon visited the sites along Pagham Road six months apart to find out how work promised by the council after his first survey had fared. Three appeared to have been repaired with a loose fill aggregate, which had almost dispersed, two seemed to lack any repairs and one was in good condition. A county council highways engineer told him all the areas would be repaired with blacktop material, which had stood up well after the first set of works. "The repairs that were carried out consisted of two types of repair, as is common with this type of work. "Firstly, some areas where the edge of the road had worn away, were filled with compacted road planings - a graduate-type material - while others that were considered to be more prone to over-riding by vehicles were filled by blacktop," he said. "The areas that were filled by blacktop have held up well, as have some of the areas filled with the granular material. "However, in some of these areas, the granular material has been pushed out by the repeated over-riding of vehicles, even though almost all of the defects are behind the edge of carriageway marking and, in theory, they should not be trafficked."

New quiz will help residents of town to beat fuel poverty QUIZ-GOERS are being encouraged to dust off their best team names at a new quiz to tackle poverty in Bognor Regis. The brainteaser is being held by Southern Co-op's Funeralcare branches in Rose Green, Bognor Regis and Felpham. Its colleagues are gearing up for the special night which will stimulate people's brain cells and tickle their taste buds with a fish and chips supper. All the money raised will be donated to Bognor Regis Lions Club's Wencelas Appeal as part of Southern Co-op's community engagement programme.

The appeal is aimed at helping people to get out of fuel poverty during the winter, as reported. Lindsey Booker, funeral co-ordinator at Southern Coop's Rose Green Funeralcare, said: "We held a charity car wash for the cause in the summer and we were so pleased to have raised £180. "So we want to try and repeat that success and help even more residents combat poverty." The quiz is being held at 7pm on October 27 in Rowland Rank Centre in Aldwick Road, Aldwick. Places, priced £8 each, can be booked at the three Southern Co-op funeral branches.


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f Hazel Latus , front third from left, with family and friends at the ceremony TIRELESS work has seen a champion of live entertaiment in Bognor Regis honoured by the Queen. Hazel Latus, who chairs the charity which runs the town's Regis Centre, was presented with her BEM on Tuesday. The special ceremony was performed by the Queen's Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex, Susan Pyper, in front of some 40 family members and friends. They included her three sons, two daughters, youngest grandson and three grand-daughters. Mrs Latus said: "I feel very proud, very privileged but also very humble. "I could not do this without the people behind me. The volunteers at the Regis Centre are amazing and my family are amazing as well. "I've also had wonderful support from Arun District Council and Bognor Regis Town Council, which is very much

appreciated." The presentation took place at Arundel Town Hall. Mrs Pyper told guests: "This medal is a gesture of appreciation from Her Majesty for the work Hazel has done. "The British Empire Medal is, I believe, the medal that means more than most of the Queen's medals. "It is a medal that is given to members of the community because their community has put them forward and wanted them to have recognition." The citation for the BEM awarded to Mrs Latus was read out by one of the Deputy Lord Lieutenants for West Sussex, Philip Jackson. It stated Hazel had shown grit and determination to make sure the centre and its Alexandra Theatre ran successfully. She also ensured projects linked to the building continued to run and benefit the community.

"Before taking the helm as chairman, the Alexandra Theatre was struggling to stay afloat but the creativity and innovation Hazel has shown in bringing new shows and events to the theatre continues to fill seats and has turned the fortunes of the theatre and the groups who use it," it said. Aldwick resident Mrs Latus, 70, has a lifetime's experience in entertainment. This led her to being asked to become involved in the Regis Centre's operator, Arun Arts, six years ago. She has been its chairman for just over three of those years. "This medal feels surreal," she said. "I feel it is for everyone, not just me. I would not be here without the support I have had. The centre is thriving and we hope to go from strength to strength. The 98 volunteers are wonderful. They have always done whatever I have asked of them."

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MARATHON man Paul Coe has completed the feat of running 100 of the gruelling races in less than five years. Bognor Regis resident Paul reached his milestone on Sunday in the Surrey town of Walton-on-Thames. It was his third marathon in a week. His achievements have included the London and Brighton marathions, as well as two 50-mile off-road races and running around the Isle of Wight in just over two days. He said: "If any runners are aiming for a goal or a challenge and put the training and the effort in, they really can achieve anything." Paul, 42, started running in 2002 and competed in that year's Bognor Prom 10k. He covered the course in an hour after previously being unable to run five minutes without stopping. He joined Bognor Regis Tone Zone Runners in January, 2013, after a break from running. "I joined Tone Zone Runners in the hope it would motivate me by running with others and the social element," he said. "It's the best thing I have ever done and would 100 per cent recommend anyone interested in running to join a local club. The support, friendship and camaraderie is something special." Since his first race along Bognor Regis seafront, Paul has raced over 2,667.6 miles. He had run multiple races over various distances before he completed his first marathon in

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December, 2013, in Portsmouth. He went on to run his first 10 marathons in two years before he stepped up the pace and completed 89 in 154 weeks. Paul has since kept going on a relentless schedule as his goal of reaching the exclusive club of 100 marathon runners neared. He said: "I certainly have Stuart Thomson, the running coach from Bognor TZR, to thank for encouraging me to sign up for my first marathon. "I've seen what others have done and are attempting and it made me realise what was possible. "I've met some wonderful people who have become great friends of mine. So, I'm grateful to those individuals also. "It was only three or so years ago that I had even heard of the 100 marathon club and it seemed like an amazing challenge to take on. "I've also had my wife, Laura, to keep me going and I'm very thankful for her support and willingness to wait around at the finish line of events week after week." Paul already has his sight set on his next challenge - to run 100kms across the South Downs next August to raise money for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. He also has a 50 mile race lined up for next month. He is the second TZR member to reach 100 marathons after Ian Culton in June, 2015, and is still running them.


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` Affordable homes A PUBLIC meeting will discuss affordable housing in Bersted. The possibility of setting up a community land trust is the subject of the session at 7pm next Tuesday in the Bersted Jubilee Hall off Chalcraft Lane. It is being jointly held by Bersted Parish Council and Sussex Community Housing Hub. Community land trusts are charitable trusts with members in the area in which they are based and offer a chance to provide affordable housing for people in that area. Parish council clerk Debbie Holcombe said: "The meeting will gauge the level of support among local people and firms for this idea."

` Blue and pink BOGNOR REGIS Town Hall is being lit in blue and pink this week. The special illuminations show Arun District Council's support for baby loss awareness week. The week is a chance for bereaved parents, families and friends to commemorate babies' lives and break the silence around pregnancy and baby loss in the UK. Cllr Gillian Brown, the council's leader, said: "Baby loss is very close to many of our hearts and this not only raises awareness but acts as a sign of respect."

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Police action call for town MORE policing was needed to make Bognor Regis town centre a better place to visit, a councillor has said. Cllr Jim Brooks (I, Marine) said targeted action should take place to ensure the retailing area could thrive. He applauded the work of the Safer Arun Partnership when its annual review was presented to Arun District Council members – but said a lot of effort still had to be put into the town centre. “In Marine ward, there’s no perception, I am afraid, that anything is getting better. Across the district, it is disappointing overall crime is up ten per cent on last year. Particularly, violence against the person is up 37 per cent. "We certainly get our fair share of that in Marine ward because it’s the town centre. What is being done to improve the shopping area in Bognor Regis? A lot of money and effort is going into it with the new business improvement district partnership. “When I’m walking around, it’s disappointing to see one person sitting with a dog or next to a cash machine. Even if they are not doing anything, you know it puts people off. “Is there not a place in the town centre for them to be taken to be treated and get help for drugs and the rest of it? I’m sure there are empty buildings in the town centre or part of the health centre could be used.” Sussex Police’s Inspector Steve Turner said: “There has to be an offence in terms of moving people on. We are dealing with very vulnerable individuals who are more

likely to have crimes committed against them than be a threat to others.” One individual had been identified by the business improvement district partners for his actions in the town centre and had since breached the conditions of a behaviour order to prompt police action. “Unless these individuals are causing anti-social behaviour or are drinking in front of us or committing an offence, it’s somewhat difficult for us to act against them,” said Insp Turner. Georgina Bouette, Arun’s community safety manager, said extensive work with the police and other partners meant most rough sleepers and street drinkers in the district’s town centres were known. The past year had seen 34 men and 13 women identified as being members of the street community. Of those, 38 were rough sleeping and 18 had been housed. Overall, 21 individuals had made significant progress to no longer need risk assessments. The Arun street community outreach keyworker had worked with 22 clients in the past year and reduced their involvement in reported anti-social behaviour by 99 per cent – from 210 reports to two. Their criminality and re-offending had slumped from 109 offences to six and 15 of the 18 who had been sleeping rough had moved into suitable housing. “If someone is resistant to change and their behaviour is a problem to users of the town centres in Littlehampton or Bognor Regis, we will look at other measures,” she said.

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Royal couple could return to town after their first successful visit HOPES are high popular royals could be set for another visit to Bognor Regis. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were delighted by the success of their first time in the town. The Queen's representative in West Sussex, Susan Pyper, said a real possibility existed for another chance for residents to see the Duke and Duchess. "It was a pleasure to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their first visit to the county and I was delighted to be able to bring them to Bognor Regis," Mrs Pyper told the Post. "The feedback from Kensington Palace was that the visit was a triumph - to use their word. "The Duke and Duchess thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the area."

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As reported, the royal couple spent 50 minutes on a tour of the £35m tech park at the town's campus of the University of Chichester last Wednesday. It was a private visit and was sandwiched by public walkabouts and functions in Chichester and Brighton. "West Sussex is a large county but, of course, I would hope to welcome the Duke and Duchess back to Bognor Regis. "At the moment, the town has so much going for it. There is the new tech park, which is world class, Butlin's are investing in the town, there are plans for a new park and the High Street has been pedestrianised. "Bognor Regis is showing all the signs of a town with a real future."


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MOTORISTS have been stopped from parking illegally on the main route into Bognor Regis. A line of nine bollards have been installed along congested Longford Road, just north of its junction with Linden Road, to prevent vehicles being left on the pavement. The congested site handles traffic going to and from the A29 and the seafront as well as having bus stops on opposite sides to serve the railway station. There are also stretches of double yellow lines along the road. ple spent 50 The 3ft high bollards were put in by m tech parkWest Sussex County Council highways University ofofficers after a long-running campaign for action by Cllr Francis Oppler. and was He said: "Parking cars here is very abouts anddangerous. The road is very busy and Brighton. I've seen cars on the pavement and cars unty but, ofdouble-parked alongside them on the elcome theroad. ognor Regis. "There can be a two or three cars like wn has sothat and the traffic quickly backs up. he new tech "The queues can stretch to the other Butlin's areside of the traffic lights at the junction. are plans for "The situation is ridiculous. The car eet has beenowners should take responsibility and not leave their vehicles there. No-one all the signsforces them to do that." The presence of the cars on the

pavement, which is also narrow, was dangerous for pedestrians and could force those with pushchairs or in mobility scooters to go in the road to get round them. "There are hundreds of children who use this pavement as well, to go to the railway station to catch trains to go to and from school each day," said Cllr Oppler, whose areas he represents for the Liberal Democrats on Arun and West Sussex councils include Longford Road. "This area is also a major gateway into the town and it looks bad for anyone coming into the town to be backed up behind a queue of vehicles because someone has parked illegally. "Longford Road is the main artery into the town for deliveries as well so lots of lorries go along here. In addition, it is one of the town's busiest routes." The installation of the bollards has come about ten years after Cllr Oppler and a former fellow councillor succeeded in having bollards placed along the kerb at the northern end of Longford Road. This work was carried out by the county council because bus and lorry drivers put pedestrians at risk because they used to mount the pavement in that area to get past traffic parked on the opposite side of the road.

Dismay at safety work CHANGES to a sheltered housing property in North Bersted have left its residents feeling like prisoners, a councillor has said. Cllr Ann Rapnik said the removal of personal items from shared spaces in Olivier Court had made the areas look stark. She has told Arun District Council, which owns the property in Chichester Road, she was incensed to find out about the decision to take away objects like furniture, door mats, flowers, plants and in/out signs beside front doors and paintings for health and safety reasons “I was shocked at how bare the hallways look now and one resident expressed his feelings well, saying ‘this is meant to be a home, but it’s looking and feeling more like a prison’. “I’m one of the first to adhere to health and safety rules, both from a legal aspect and a humanitarian one, but let’s be sensible about this and consider how we are affecting peoples’ lives. “Pictures on walls and plants in areas where they are not restricting passage or blocking doorways are

surely not health and safety risks.” An Arun spokesman said: "The safety of our residents is of paramount importance to us. "Our response to fire risk has been heightened following the tragedy at Grenfell and it is incumbent on us as a landlord to ensure that we fulfil our statutory obligations in respect of health and safety regulations. "All councillors and residents are aware of the proactive approach the council is taking in regards to this serious matter." The latest fire risk assessments by the council showed communal hallways were still being used to store furniture and other items. Steps had to be taken to prevent fires, trips and falls in those areas, she added. But Cllr Rapnik (UKIP, Bersted) said the enforced changes had made the lives of residents of the 23 one and two-bedroom flats miserable. “Some of them do not see or speak to anyone for days on end and others have not the confidence to go out alone,” she said.

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From page one those with mental health, learning disabilities and recently housed street community individuals. "There are currently over 60 known properties that have been cuckooed in the last year, resulting in joint interventions between the police, anti-social behaviour team and local registered social landlords," she said. "Approximately 27 per cent of these are Arun housing properties." Comprehensive work had taken place with the council's housing staff and social landlords to ensure they were aware about cuckooing. "An awful lot of work has been done," said Ms Bouette. "We can be pretty confident in Arun that our key partners know what it is and how to report it, which is a significant step forward." Inspector Steve Turner, of Sussex Police, said intelligence sharing with other police forces was well established. These included the Metropolitan Police. "We will get them on board when we are taking action against county lines," he said. Action against the dealers was assessed on the criteria of threat, risk and harm. "We are fairly confident the processes we have in place to identify this activity do work. "But it is a changing picture and it is very difficult to stay on top. When we close down one county line, another can open. We have had some good successes recently, though, and we will keep up this work," he said. An Arun and Chichester serious and organised crime operational group has been set up this year to build up a picture of organised crime activity across the area.

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Bridge leads to Arun vow CHANGES to planning rules have been pledged by a senior officer after complaints from a Bognor Regis resident. Andrew Goodwill formally complained to Arun District Council about how the decision to approve plans for a new footbridge in Ivy Lane was made. He said it was wrong the planning officer who raised no objection to the Network Rail scheme failed to visit the site. He was also unhappy no account was taken of the change of material from the concrete and metal of the current bridge to the metal construction of the new one. Neil Crowther, Arun's group head of planning, said the officer had been to the bridge on a previous matter and was well aware of its appearance and the location of neighbouring houses. "I do not consider that a site visit on to the bridge would have resulted in a different consideration of the application," he stated. "However, I do consider that in the interests of best practice, a site visit should have been undertaken. "I accept...there was no consideration in the officer's report of the change in materials to metal and the impact of this in terms of noise from persons walking over the structure. "I will ask that in future, officers conduct a site visit and that environmental health officers are consulted in order to make an assessment of noise." But Mr Crowther rejected the five other matters which formed the overall complaint by Mr Goodwill, of Ivy Lane. He also said the decision would have been unaffected by any of the matters which Mr Goodwill raised.

By law, Network Rail has the right to carry out the work without seeking planning permission or consulting with surrounding residents. Mr Goodwill said: "It's interesting that the council agree a site visit should have been made and that the noise from the metal bridge should have been taken into account. "But Mr Crowther has missed my point that the biggest problem is the new bridge will be in a different position to the current one. The entrances will be in the same location but not the bridge." He said he also believed Mr Crowther was wrong to say people did not linger on the bridge. "They do stay on the bridge and they will stay even more if they think they can look into people's homes from the new bridge," he said. But Mr Goodwill said he thought the situation showed Arun's planning department had failed to live up to the precision residents would expect of it. "I am disappointed and we feel let down by them," he said. "None of this will help us. There are three houses here which will lose thousands and thousands of pounds off their value once the new bridge is installed - and there is nothing we can do about it." He intends to take his complaint to Arun's next stage to enable an officer from another department to investigate the matter. The public right of way over the bridge, which leads to Highcroft Avenue, will be closed from next Monday until at least December 21 to allow the new bridge to be put in place. Various waiting bans for vehicles will be in place in that period.

Event could have solution to a host of puzzling matters ANSWERS to a range of questions which can be asked by Bognor Regis residents will be given at a unique event next week. Bognor Regis Town Council is holding the community occasion to solve the matters which can puzzle people. These include the help available in local emergencies, finding out about scams, information on volunteering and details about the funding available for social projects. Details about which councils are responsible for services will also

be available. Members of various organisations will be present to pass on their expertise to visitors. The event is being held from 2pm5pm on Tuesday in studio one at the Regis Centre. Sheila Hodgson, the town council's projects officer, said: "There will be representatives there from Age Concern, youth organisations, the police, Grandad's Front Room, West Sussex County Council and Arun District Council. "Councillors from the district, town and parishes will also be present."

CAFES, shops and licensed premises could replace an empty arcade close to Bognor Regis seafront. The change of use of the property in Waterloo Square has been backed by Arun District Council. One of its planning officers, Simon Davis, said in his report: "This proposal is considered to represent an efficient use of currently vacant commercial premises within the town centre area. "It does so without harm to the character of the conservation area - it is actually considered that it will have a positive impact on the conservation area - and it considered that the impacts on the adjoining residents can be mitigated through planning conditions." The applicant, development company B5 Ltd, sought approval to form five units within the former arcade of some 512 square metres on a site which is within The Steyne conservation area. The units will be reached either from

the front or from an internal communal corridor which will also lead to a rear access on to Norfolk Street. An outdoor seating area will be created under a canopy in Waterloo Square. Arun granted permission for the arcade in 1989 as well as nine flats on the upper floors. But the arcade shut several months ago to leave the ground floor empty. "The council's conservation officer has assessed the proposal and considers that it will have a positive impact on the building and thus on the character and appearance of the conservation area," stated Mr Davis. "In addition, (he says) that it will bring more people into the conservation area and this part of the seafront, thus boosting the local economy." The new uses were also set to employ more staff in total than the previous arcade, he added, with some communal staff - like cleaners - also required.

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` Warmer homes A PLANNING inspector has backed plans for 300 homes in Climping. Matthew Nunn said the large development on land south of Horsemere Green Lane could go ahead. His decision came after developer Mulgrave Properties appealed against Arun District Council's refusal to grant planning permission for the scheme. He said: "The council initially stated that without clear and effective mitigation, the adverse impacts of the proposal on highway safety at the Church Lane and Oystercatcher junctions would be so significant that permission should be refused." But further talks between Arun and Mulgrave Properties had seen extra works agreed to reduce the impact of the new housing. Mr Nunn also said the proposals were also in line with Arun's local plan since its adoption in July.

` Vehicle break-ins NINE reports of thefts from vehicles around Bognor Regis were received by police last week. They occurred in Guernsey Farm Lane, Kelmscott Way, Richmond Avenue and Mackintosh Drive.

` New station ATM LISTED building consent has been sought by Cardtronic from Arun District Council to install a cash machine on the north elevation of Bognor Regis railway station.

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Young dancers to help with research BABIES and toddlers will be dancing in Pagham to raise money for vital research into pioneering research. The members of babyballet Bognor Regis will be using their session at Pagham Village Hall on Friday to back the charity, Tommy's. They will be taking part in a danceathon fundraiser to gallop, jump and boogie for the good cause. The boys and girls, aged 18 months to three years, will be sponsored to complete five challenges in a Peppa Pigthemed dance lesson. They will go on an imaginary journey with Princess Peppa from their classroom to a fun-filled tea party. Jessica Crosthwaite, the franchisee of babyballet Bognor Regis, said: "We are all really excited to be taking part in the Tommy's Danceathon. "We are aiming to raise £3,000 and

£500,000 nationally and give the boys and girls a really exciting class. "There will be dancing, fun, games and a few challenges along the way." The danceathon will help to fund Tommy's research into miscarriages, stillbirth and premature birth. In the UK, it is estimated one in four pregnancies end in loss during pregnancy or birth. Tommy's funds four research centres around the country which investigate the causes and find treatments for the conditions. The charity also provides advice from a team of midwives for all parents-to-be. Its chief executive, Jane Brewin, said: "Danceathon is a great way for mums and dads to involve their little ones in a good cause. "We hope everyone taking part has an amazing time."

Book-lovers buy bargains DOZENS of avid readers made the most of Bognor Regis Museum's latest book sale. The local history attraction was busy throughout the event on Saturday as book lovers snapped up bargains galore. Bognor Regis Local History Society chairman Greg Burt said: "This is a good way of making use of the museum facilities. The sale brings people into the museum who might not necessarily come here. It helps to promote the museum, whose aim is to educate and highlight the town's history." He said he hoped the event would equal the £100 raised at the previous sale in the spring.

"It's good to raise some money for the society but it is more about raising awareness of us," he said. Hundreds of books were on sale. They included local history volumes, novels and reference books. The museum, in West Street, is set to host a halloween ghost hunt from October 23-30. Young visitors will be asked to search for spectres among the exhibits. The opening hours will be 10am-4pm daily. After that, the popular Christmas activities will take place around the last weekend in November. Special festive displays and a visit from Father Christmas will be among the attractions.

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Rain fails to dampen success of open day at town's fire station FIREFIGHTERS in Bognor Regis were awash with water at their annual open day. They helped young enthusiasts spray plenty of it around with their hose reel practices – and then an afternoon downpour drenched their fire station. The poor conditions, though, failed to stop the event on Saturday being a success. Some 400 people were thought to have gone along in the first two hours. Families continued to arrive at the West Meads Drive building even as rain began to fall. Among those enjoying themselves were regular attenders Natalie Sheard, and her two sons, Max Sheard, six, and Sebby Sheard, four, proudly dressed in his Fire Dept uniform. Mrs Sheard, 39, of Felpham, said: “Sebby has been very excited about today. We come here every year. “It's good to support our local fire station and the boys enjoy themselves here. I find it interesting and the boys like sitting in the fire trucks. “It's also nice to see the police, Neighbourhood Watch and other organisations here. It makes it a nice community event.” Sebby said: “I like riding on the fire engines because it's fun. I also liked squirting the water from the hose.” Also present were Kelly Jones, 35, from Andover, and her four sons, who were visiting relatives in the area. She said: “It's the first time I've been

to an open day like this. We've never had one in Andover. “I have really liked it. I think it's a nice event. I like the fact the children can have a go with the water and the hose and you can see all the firefighters' kit which is ready to go. “My youngest son, Tucker, three, has loved seeing all the fire engines and he has sat on a little motorbike as well.” The day had a range of indoor and outdoor activities and events. As well as the hose reel fun, displays enabled the fire crews to demonstrate how they used their new aerial ladder platform to rescue people trapped in buildings. There was also the chance to children to climb into a fire appliance and experience a 999 simulator. Other fire appliances were available for exploring by the younger visitors. The ten stalls featured a range of organisations – from the police to the RNLI to the First Responders – to pass on safety messages and help to keep people safe. The West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service-run fire station has five watches, each of five full-time crew members, available round the clock as well as about 20 on-call firefighters. They have four minutes to respond to an emergency and often act as a backup to the immediate response crews or attend another incident at the same time. The equipment they have available includes the recently bought aerial

ladder platform. This was used for practice rescues from a second floor window in the fire station's tower. They also have the latest version of breathing apparatus, hydraulic rescue equipment to release trapped people by cutting, spreading or crushing objects like vehicles, two fire-fighting appliances, a 4X4 and hose capable of pumping or providing huge quantities of water over distances of up to 3kms. A fire and rescue service spokesman said after two hours of the event: “The day has been brilliant. We have had lots and lots of interest from lots of people, many of them families. “We're really pleased with the number of people who have come along to support us and to find out what we are doing to support us. “I think people are surprised when they see what we do. They don't realise it because they don't see us in operation that often. They either read about us or see the aftermath.” The open day was also a showcase for those involved in emergencies to meet the public, he said. He added: “We have invited along other organisations who people are likely to come across in times of crisis so that they can meet them. “It gives us all the chance to put across the message we want about how people can help to keep themselves safe.”

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` Electoral deadline TIME is running out for households around Bognor Regis to make sure their electoral register details are up to date. Residents who have yet to respond to the latest annual household enquiry form have until October 21. As well as enabling people to vote in elections, the register is used to assess a person's suitability for mobile phone contracts and credit. Completed forms should be returned to Arun or changes in details can be emailed to: hefresponse@arun.gov.uk The new register will be published on December 1.

` New window A DOVE as a metaphor for peace is at the centre of a new window at Yapton's parish church. The stained glass window in St Mary's Church will be dedicated next Wednesday by the Bishop of Horsham, the Rt Rev Mark Sowerby. A new anthem has been composed for the 5.30pm occasion by Luke Fitzgerald, whose grandfather sings in the church's choir. The window was the idea of Angela Stewart while she was a churchwarden at St Mary's to mark the centenary of the 1918 armistice.

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Ethan's Indian summer joy YOUNG people in India will receive a better education thanks to a Bognor Regis student. Ethan Stenning, 14, spent nearly three weeks helping to improve a school in the city of Udaipur. He and 26 other volunteers with the WE charity built a wall at the school to be used for two classrooms. They also demolished older facilities and recycled the bricks into the new wall. Ethan, who attends The Regis School, said the experience was unforgettable. "It was an amazing time," he said. "It was the best thing I have ever done. I would 100 per cent recommend it to anyone else and would 100 per cent do it again, if I was allowed. "You have a real sense that you are making a difference to other people's lives and you can see why you are having an impact and whose lives you are improving." The WE charity offers the scholarships to provide British pupils with the chance to benefit others in a developing country each year. Applicants face tough competition to be selected. Ethan is a Unicef rights respecting ambassador at the school and has taken part in a lot of its related

projects. Of the 30 chosen for the latest visit, 27 turned up, 19 of whom were girls. The experience included a nine-anda-half hour flight to Delhi and a further two hours to Udaipur in the province of Rajasthan. The days were long and arduous in the humid conditions. The WE students wore safety equipment but the Indians who they were alongside worked in bare feet and T-shirts. They also used pickaxes and old-style cement mixers. But Ethan got an occasional chance to see the Indian school in action. He said conditions were basic but the students, who were aged about 16, were keen to mix with them. They taught him basic Hindu words and phrases and he also practised some Bollywood dancing. "It was really strange coming home to Bognor Regis and coming back to school here," he said.

` Jewellery stolen TWO gold rings were stolen from a property in Bognor Regis High Street on September 25. The burglar gained entry by kicking and damaging the front door.

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f Ethan Stenning

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Radical plan for transport A VISION to improve travel and quality of life without building new roads along the south coast has been launched. A New Direction - which has been sent to decision makers across the region calls for a more inclusive and integrated approach to transport. The briefing report is based on research commissioned by umbrella group, the South Coast Alliance for Transport and the Environment (SCATE). The alliance is asking decision-makers to look at smarter solutions that work for everyone - in particular the young, old and disabled - and not just people with access to a car. Its chairman, Henri Brocklebank, said: "The evidence presented in this report demands that new road-building schemes in the region are measured against a series of realistic and meaningful issues. "Road building as a knee-jerk response to consultation is an outdated approach." Independent research commissioned by SCATE showed road building was not the key to economic growth. Increased road capacity generated more traffic, leading to further congestion and poor air quality, it found. The alliance believes a co-ordinated re-think could ease congestion in the county and cut car use by more than ten per cent. The Sussex branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is one of several organisations which has supported the report's launch. David Johnson, its chairman, said: "This is new thinking for new times. We all need to get about. "This means making different forms

of transport work together, not just demanding more roads. "Our integrated transport vision for Sussex offers a new approach to help town and country along our beautiful coast." The wide range of measures proposed in the report include enhanced rail and public transport opportunities and improved walking and cycling

connections. This balanced approach could help to solve the well-known problems around the A27 and support sustainable economic growth without the negative impact of extensive new road building. Friends of the Earth's south east campaigner, Brenda Pollack, said: "Now is a good time to take stock and review the approach to transport provision on

the Sussex coast. "There is a lot of uncertainty about how new technologies are changing people's behaviour. Transport policies based on past travel trends are out of date. "The vision we set out seeks to create a healthier, wealthier, cleaner and more sustainable region." A New Direction is available online at: scate.org.uk

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` Probus club A FASCINATING talk about life under the Nazis was given to members of Chichester Probus Club at their latest meeting. Adrian Pinel, ably assisted by Michael Chater, spoke about his childhood on the Channel Islands during the Second World War. Islanders who fell foul of the Nazis were sent to concentration camps. Adrian's graphic talk gave members a timely reminder of the constant need to guard democracy. At the same meeting, club welfare officer Mike Harvey provided an update about members who were unwell and how to contact them. This is one way the club can help to prevent people from being isolated at a time when the needs of older people can be overlooked. The club meets monthly. More details from Barry Brooks on 01243 262444.

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Friends and family bake to beat cancer A DEVASTATING diagnosis has led a Pagham family to raise thousands of pounds to battle cancer. Wayne Tulett-Wade decided to help fight the disease by organising a mass bake-off after his father was told he had a brain tumour. The result of the popular session at their home saw them raise £2,000 for the charity, Brain Tumour Research. This amount has been doubled by the Halifax bank to Wayne's delight after a friend who works at the bank wanted to support the good cause. The 38-year-old organised a coffee and cake afternoon to support a generally overlooked charity. "I looked into the charity and found out how poorly they are funded. I thought I would have everyone together while he’s still with us so I organised a coffee morning. I invited people to bake something," he said. Wayne’s father, Ken Tester, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April, at the age of 68. He was told it was treatable but not curable. After picking up sepsis and then pneumonia, he managed only one cycle of treatment and is now at home enjoying the time he has left with his family. Wayne, who has moved back in with his parents in Pagham to help care for his father, said: “Around 100 people turned up bringing home baked cakes with them and local businesses supported the event by donating gifts for a raffle.

“We were just bowled over by the support and the amount of cake that we had,” Wayne added. “It was such a lovely day and the weather was nice.” The event was held at Kenneth’s home as he wanted people to enjoy his garden. Wayne said: “His dream when he retired was to have the garden of his dreams. It’s sad for me because he hasn’t been able to enjoy it. That’s all he ever

f Hayley Green ran the raffle

wanted to retire with. But he loved the day. “It was really amazing. I think it’s going to be an ongoing thing as a family for us. People that don’t even bake still baked something. It went down so well and the feedback was great. “It was a great chance for dad to see that everyone is thinking of him and loves him. It was the best thing we could have done.”

f Ken Tester at the event

f Shelley Fellows and Lesley Pratt with some of the cakes

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Masons' history is on show FREEMASONS have publicly marked their formation in Bognor Regis. They have unveiled a blue plaque outside their meeting place in the town. The occasion comes 140 years after the town’s first masonic lodge met. The plaque is displayed prominently on the front of The Gordon Centre, which is used by five lodges of some 200 members in all, plus those who belong to seven companion orders.

Bob Ison, one of the provincial assistant grandmasters in Sussex, performed the unveiling last Wednesday, watched by several dozen freemasons from the Masonic Province of Sussex, the Bognor Freemasons Hall Company and the town’s oldest lodge, Gordon Lodge. “We have 20 Masonic buildings in Sussex and we are trying to get a blue plaque about our first meetings put on

all of them,” he said. “This is probably the fourth one so far. “The Gordon Centre is one of our biggest centres in Sussex. It’s a permanent building. Not all our lodges have that. Some of them meet in huts and pubs. “This centre has got all the facilities like catering and a dining room.” The Gordon Lodge first met in the Assembly Halls of Bognor, now the

Picturedrome cinema, before its members moved to the Royal Norfolk Hotel. They decided in the 1920s to seek a permanent site and bought an empty plot of land in Canada Grove for £528 plus a further £25 to clear elm trees. Building work started in May, 1929, after a procession of 150-plus freemasons in their regalia from the hotel. The centre was opened that October.

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` Budget savings VIEWS have been invited from residents in West Sussex about budget savings. Senior county councillor Amanda Jupp wants to hear opinions about the proposed changes to housing-related support, the local assistance network and minimum income guarantee. The consultation will last until December 3. Cllr Jupp, the council's cabinet member for adults and health, said: "Having to look to make savings in this area is not a decision that I will take lightly. The county council is coming under unprecedented pressure to make savings and we are being asked to make some really difficult decisions when it comes to our ever-decreasing finances. "Unfortunately, the reality is that we cannot continue to deliver the services we currently offer." Comments can be made at: westsussex. gov.uk/ followed by minimumincome, localassistance or housingsupport.

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f Bob Ison, left, & Kingsley McCartney, the chairman of Bognor Freemasons Hall Ltd, unveil the plaque

f The plaque is revealed

LAST bookings are being taken for an event to mark nine decades of a Chichester school. The celebration of the foundation of Chichester High School for Boys takes place on October 20. The all-day event will take place at the school's site in Kingsham Road. It will feature an audio-visual talk about the school's history and achivements by pupils and staff. There will also be memorabilia displays ,as well as the chance to see the school's gymnasts and cadets at work. Tickets cost £25 and include lunch, hot and cold drinks and a commemorative booklet. They can be bought at: chsb90@ oldcicestrians.co.uk

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Call is made for new firefighters SIX NEW on-call recruits have graduated in West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. They included Jonathan Taylor, who will be serving at East Wittering, Frazer Sinclair (Selsey) and Jacob Atkins (Chichester). Their pass out parade took place at Worthing Fire Station as the service launched a drive to recruit further on-call - formerly known as retained firefighters. They can have another job and are invaluable to the service. Adrian Murphy, a response area manager for the service, presented new recruits with their certificates. He said: "On-call firefighters are a vital part of our service and we have recently launched a campaign to

EMPLOYEES at a Chichester and Bognor Regis company have marked an incredible milestone of loyalty. The eight Covers workers have celebrated a combined 260 years of service. The timber and builders' merchant, which has its headquarters in Quarry Lane in Chichester, rewarded staff members for reaching their 30 and 40 year anniversaries at the business. George Murphy, Glenn Boyce, Dave Greenshields, Barrie Parker, Bob Jones and Anne Morton have each spent three

recruit new on-call firefighters that we urgently need at a number of our stations." Of the 25 fire stations in the county, 14 are crewed solely by an on-call workforce. On-call firefighters can come from every walk of life. They have a range of backgrounds. The new recruits were welcomed into the service after they had completed a two-week course. This included teaching them to safely and effectively work at incidents, operate hoses, pumps and ladders on the ground and at height, and provide life support and first aid. More details: westsussex.gov.uk'fireemergencies and crime

decades serving the firm's customers. Their colleagues, Trevor Linscott and Kevin Sampson, have both been at the business for 40 years. The long-serving staff were each presented with a gift from Covers' chairman Rupert Green. He said: "Our staff are the backbone of our business and are responsible for making the company the huge success it is today. "Congratulations to our wonderful long serving team for reaching such significant anniversaries.

"I would like to thank them for their commitment and loyalty to Covers over the past four decades. Mr Linscott is a timber specialist at Covers in Chichester. He said: "I remember my first day at Covers like yesterday. It's hard to believe 40 years have already passed. "I know I speak on behalf of the rest of the team when I say how enjoyable it is working here. "I consider my colleagues to be an extension of my family. I've had a very happy and fulfilling career."

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Business of the Year Awards 2018 Key Sponsors of the Business of the Year Awards

HAVE YOU ENTERED THE ARUN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARDS? Hurry – there’s only one week to enter!

Winning an award can really put your business on the map and provide a real boost for staff morale. Arun Business Partnership Business of the Year Awards have been running for 21 years! The Awards have gone from strength to strength and last year, we received the highest ever number of nominations – demonstrating the number of quality businesses who operate in Arun District.

Arun Business Partnership – Profiting through Partnership The Awards are organised by Arun Business Partnership (ABP) which is supported by Arun District Council. The Partnership works for the interests of businesses across Arun District and networking meetings regularly attract over 70 businesses.

The Bognor Regis Post is one of the key sponsors of this year’s awards, along with Rolls Royce Motor Cars and Arun District Council. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be promoting the awards, featuring some of last year’s winners and explaining how local companies can enter. Each award is sponsored by a local business and the categories are listed below. You can nominate a business in as many categories as you wish and local companies are encouraged to nominate themselves.

Who can nominate? Anyone! You can nominate your favourite company in as many categories as you like. Businesses can nominate themselves or be nominated by a fellow company or customer. The only criteria is that the company must be a business with an address in the Arun District.

How do I enter? Entry couldn’t be easier – simply go to www.arunbusinesspartnership.co.uk/awards click on the category you want to enter and complete the nomination form. To enter more than one category, complete one form per entry. You can submit your entries online or by email or post.

When is the closing date? The closing date for nominations is 11.59 p.m. on Sunday 21st October 2018.

What do the winners receive?

Winners will receive an engraved trophy to let all their customers know about their success along with a piece of engraved glassware which is theirs to keep and display forever! We’ll also be featuring the winners in the Bognor Post and on the Arun Business Partnership website.

Why should Companies enter? Winning an Award can make a massive difference to businesses! Just being nominated brings positive publicity. Winning an Award can give them the edge over their competitors and is a great boost for staff morale. And, it’s free to enter!

When is the Event and how do I get tickets? The Award Ceremony takes place at Butlin’s in Bognor Regis on Thursday 15th November. Nominated companies will be contacted with details and tickets. If you’re a local business and want to come along but not enter the Awards, contact Miriam.nicholls@ arun.gov.uk for more details.

How do I find out more about Arun Business Partnership? The Partnership meets regularly across Arun District and attracts around 70 to 80 local companies to each meeting. Meetings are free to attend and usually take place between 5.30pm and 7.30pm . The meetings provide an excellent opportunity to network and do business! For more information, please visit www.arunbusinesspartnership.co.uk or contact Miriam.nicholls@arun.gov.uk or call her at Arun District Council on 01903 737845.

What are the Award categories? ) Small Business of the Year (up to 5 employees) sponsored by Biz Space ) Small Business of the Year (over 5 employees) sponsored by Willmott Dixon ) Business of the Year (over 10 employees) sponsored by Kreston Reeves ) New Business of the Year sponsored by The HR Dept. ) Place to Eat or Drink Award sponsored by Gusto Wines ) Business in the Community Award sponsored by Parker Kittiwake Developments ) Business Marketing and Promotion Award sponsored by The Bognor Regis Chamber of Commerce ) Independent Retailer of the Year sponsored by The Aldingbourne Trust ) Charity or CIC of the Year sponsored by The Bognor Regis Post ) Customer Care Award sponsored by Bay Tree Estates ) The Robert Warham Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by The Beachcroft Hotel ) Training and Development Award sponsored by L. Guess Jewellers ) Website of the Year Award sponsored by BNBR – Business Networking Bognor Regis ) Sussex by the Sea Tourism Award sponsored by Woods Travel ) Employee of the Year Award sponsored by The Littlehampton Academy ) Business Person of the Year sponsored by Regis Removals The Overall Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Rolls Royce Motor Cars will be chosen by the judges. Companies nominated in all categories are automatically entered.

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ON the heels of their multi-Oscar-winning smash La La Land, Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling reteam to tell the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon. Focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961 to 1969, this visceral, first-person account explores the sacrifices and the cost of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Packed with real-world drama, interstellar spectacle, and emotional performances, this journey to the moon is one audiences aren’t likely to forget.

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either. When Migo the clumsy Yeti comes into contact with a tiny-toed human being, none of his big-footed BFF’s believes him. With only a group of outcasts called the SES (Smallfoot Exists, Suckers) on his side, Migo is left with only one way to prove that Smallfoots are real: by going out and grabbing one, and his quest promises an avalanche of laughs that will get both adults and children LOLing in the aisles. Boasting the voice talents of Channing Tatum, Zendaya, James Cordon, and more, this animated adventure looks set to follow in the footsteps of The Lego Movie, Teen Titans GO! To The Movies, and Happy Feet in providing entertainment for the whole family.

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‘MAKING YOUR MARK’ Wednesday, October 24, and Wednesday, November 21, 10.30am – 12 noon Address: Bognor Youth & Community Centre, Westloats Lane, Bognor Regis PO21 5JZ Call 07751 594285 www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk

HALLOWEEN HALF-TERM ACTIVITIES Monday, October 22 – Friday, October 26, 11am3pm Regular entry charges apply (free for annual members) Address: Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU Call 01243 811363 www.wealddown.co.uk/events/autumn-halfterm-family-activities/

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MUSIC ELVIS Saturday, October 13, Doors 7pm for 7.30pm Tickets: £20 Address: Chichester Assembly Room, North Street, Unit 8 Almshouse Arcade , The Hornet www.wegottickets.com THE JOY OF SINGING - AN AFTERNOON OF SONGS AND ARIAS FROM THE SUNDAY WORKSHOP SINGERS Sunday, October 14, 2.30pm Tickets: £7.50 Address: The Alexandra Theatre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1BL To book visit www.regiscentre.co.uk or call 01243 861010 BILLINGSHURST CHORAL SOCIETY: Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man” and Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” Saturday, October 20, at 7.30pm Address: Chichester Cathedral, The Royal Chantry, Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester PO19 1PX Visit www.billingshurstchoralsociety.org/concert

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Embrace plants to help with cancer treatments I HAVE experienced many clients now with cancer diagnoses, and it's always a tough one to deal with, mainly because there are so many emotions attached to the disease. When it comes to treatment, I do not think one size fits all in the medical world or in the ‘alternative’ or ‘natural therapy’ world at all. Basically, the best advise I can give is when the going gets tough, is firstly take a deep breath and take a gigantic step back from everyone and everything. Breathing helps you to relax and get your thoughts in order as there will be endless ideas, advice, theories and even some bullying thrown your way. Not only is your breathing great to calm the mind, but it's your pathway to listening to your own intuition. Remember, this is about what is best for you. When you are in any prolonged flight or fight mode (an anxious state) it is very hard to make decisions and easy to get confused, anxious and exhausted. This is not going to help you one bit, as it's these decisions you make that are going to affect the way you feel

about the diagnosis, the help you encounter to get you the right treatment for you, and ultimately, how you get well. Many people, professional, friends and family, mean well. However, if you always believe what you hear, it could take you to the wrong place, mentally and physically. Get second, third, fourth opinions if you need them. You are well within your rights. Seek and you shall find! Get the person, specialist, doctor that you connect with the most and that you have faith and trust in the treatment that they are offering you. Whatever your disease is, you deserve the best treatment for you. Does your oncologist have all the latest research on your particular disease? Are they able to tap into a network of specialists that can discuss your case? Are they aware of not only traditional medical treatments that may help you, but possibly alternative and natural clinics that may make your whole experience better if this is what you want? You see, from my experience with clients,

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INGREDIENTS For the chicken • 50g butter • 1tbsp olive oil • 1.3kg free-range chicken, jointed, or chicken pieces • 1-2 small onions or shallots, finely sliced • 120ml dry white wine • Several sprigs of tarragon

For the gravy • 20g butter • Handful freshly chopped mixed herbs (such as parsley, tarragon, sorrel, chervil, dill) • 1 lovage leaf • 1 shoot each of thyme and winter savory (optional) • 175ml double cream (optional)

1. Heat the oven to 230°C/ fan oven 210°C/mark 8. Melt the butter with the oil in a cast-iron casserole dish, then brown the chicken on all sides. Towards the end of browning, add the onions, wine and tarragon. 2. Cover and roast for 30 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast registers 75°C or the juices run clear.

Transfer the chicken pieces to a serving dish and set aside to rest. 3. Meanwhile, make the gravy. Put the pan of chicken juices on the hob, remove the tarragon sprigs, add the butter and then stir in the herbs, mixing well. Remove from the heat. If using the double cream, slowly stir in until combined. Pour the gravy over the chicken and serve.

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INGREDIENTS • Butter, for greasing, plus extra for dotting • 1 large celeriac root • 2-3 large potatoes • 1 leek, washed and sliced into thin rounds. • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced • 2tsp snipped chives • 100g (3½oz) feta cheese, crumbled • 200-300 (7-10½fl oz) vegetable stock

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Method 1. Heat the oven to 200°C (gas mark 6). Lightly grease a gratin dish with a little butter. Wash and trim the celeriac, then peel using a sharp knife. Cut it into quarters and, then cut each quarter into slices. 2. Thinly slice the potatoes (there's no need to peel them). Place the potatoes in the bottom of the dish (make about two layers). Layer half the celeriac slices on top of the potatoes, season lightly as you go (you may not need too much salt, as feta can be quite salty). Top with

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the leeks, garlic, chives and feta, then finish with a layer of the remaining celeriac. 3. Pour the hot stock over the vegetables; it should come about half way up. Dot with a little butter. 4. Cover with the foil and bake for 50 minutes. Remove the foil, return to the oven and cook for a further 20 minutes or until the celeriac is golden and the sauce has thickened. Place under a hot grill for a few moments to brown the gratin. Serve immediately.


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Community News & Views CHOCOLATE firm Montezuma's has completed a week of charity events. Customers and staff helped to raise money for Children on the Edge - the charity which works to restore the ingredients of a full childhood to forgotten children, living on the edge of their societies. Fundraising activities included an auction of promises, a staff cake sale and a festival themed day at Montezuma's HQ. As a result of Charity Week, Montezuma's, which has a branch in East Street, Chichester, will be donating £10,000 to Children on the Edge. Throughout the week, Montezuma's also encouraged customers to get involved with fundraising in its stores in Chichester, Winchester, Kingston, Brighton and Spitalfields. A range of competitions and activities was on offer including guess the number of buttons in the jar. Amy Napper, pictured below, assistant manager of the Chichester store, also designed and printed a range of children's colouring in sheets. Children on the Edge has been Montezuma's chosen charity for over ten years and Helen Pattinson, Montezuma's co-founder, is also a trustee. Helen said: "I can't believe that's another charity week over. It's one of my favourite weeks of the year so it's always fantastic to plan and take part in such a fun range of activities. "We are incredibly proud to have supported Children on the Edge for a number of years, so it was great to see our factory, head office and shop staff come together to raise much needed funds for our chosen charity. We continue to provide ongoing support to Children on the Edge through the year with staff fundraising and our customers also help by putting their change in our charity boxes and making donations for our paper bags in shops."

CHICHESTER Lions Club’s 24th annual model railway exhibition will be held next Saturday (October 20) at Chichester High School. There will be 23 railway layouts in scales from N-gauge (smallest) to 16mm (largest), which will form the nucleus of the show and on five of these the public can enjoy driving the trains. These will be supported by a detailed rural landscape next to a railway and three stands of working Meccano models. Chichester Model Engineers will be showing static models of “bigger trains” and there is also the opportunity to have a ride on the outdoor railway. Trade stands will also attend and will be selling a wide range of models, equipment, modelling tools and books to provide modellers with all the essentials they need. Information from railway preservation societies will be available, too. There will be an attractive array of refreshments throughout the day at The

Junction Café with a menu relating to the time of day. Toovey’s Auctioneers’ specialist toy auctioneer/ valuer, Mr Chris Gale, will also be on hand and will arrange to sell any toys, should the owner wish. Games with prizes include a children’s “I-Spy on the Layouts” competition, and “Pick-a-Winning-Station” from a familiar railway network. The event is planned to be officially opened by the mayor, Cllr Martyn Bell, at 10.30am. The Lions would like to thank Chichester-based companies Covers, Dyson King, Good News, Henry Adams, LA Fish, Panther Truck Rental, Parhams, and Westrings Coaches, and Bognor-based Top Level Designs for their support. All proceeds from the event go to charities supported by Chichester Lions Club throughout the year. For further information, call 07777 681292 or visit: chilions.org.uk

CHICHESTER Festival Theatre has selected St Wilfrid's Hospice as one of its chosen charities for the next two years. The theatre will support St Wilfrid’s Dreambuilding appeal to open a new hospice in spring 2019. This will help it continue to deliver the highest quality end-oflife care into 2020. St Wilfrid’s is an independent local charity which has been caring for people in the last phase of their lives for more than 30 years. Given the growing demand for their services and to maintain their high standards of specialist care, a new, larger, purposedesigned ‘Dreambuilding’ is needed. Over the last two years, the local community has generously supported the Dreambuilding appeal to raise at least £15.5 million to create the new Hospice in Bosham. With 88 per cent already raised, St Wilfrid’s needs a further £1.7 million by the end of March. Rachel Tackley, executive director of Chichester Festival Theatre, said: “We are pleased to be able to support this vital local charity. "Earlier this summer, members of our youth theatre performed at a fundraising gala for St Wilfrid’s. "We’ll be selling Pansy Pins in our theatre shop and holding a bucket collection for the Dreambuilding appeal in the coming months.” Alison Moorey, chief executive of St Wilfrid’s, said: “We are thrilled that the Chichester Festival Theatre has chosen St Wilfrid’s Hospice as one of its charity partners for the next two years. "Their support comes at a crucial time for the Dreambuilding campaign as we work towards raising the remainder to deliver our new hospice on time. "We are looking forward to working closely with the theatre team over the coming months”. For more details of the Dreambuilding project at St Wilfrid’s Hospice, contact Chloe Neilson-Hopkins, campaign coordinator, on chloe.neilsonhopkins@stwh.co.uk or visit: dreambuilding.org.uk For more details about Chichester Festival Theatre, pictured below, contact Lucinda Morrison, head of press on lucinda. morrison@cft.org.uk

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f LAST W Sir, Hope you don't mind but I just had to respond to an article. I picked up a copy of your newspaper when visiting Fishbourne Palace last week - my husband and I were on holiday in West Sussex for a week. We read your lead article about the cancellation of the Velo cycling event with amazement. We live in York (a popular cycling city) and surrounded by several counties where cycling for fun, fitness, competition and transport to and from work and school is the norm for all ages and abilities - very proud of the long cycling heritage. I think that it is very sad that a number of people in your county cannot embrace a few hours of road closures for the enjoyment of others. Do these people drive everywhere? Do they ever walk or cycle anywhere? Are they so reliant on the car that they cannot bare to be without it for this short space of time? The Tour de Yorkshire has run every year since Yorkshire hosted the first leg of the Tour de France several years ago. All our cities, towns and villages enjoy the spectacle. We have significant road closures for four days. Some people do complain, of course, but everyone else works around it. The benefits from events like this are immense - it's a great opportunity to showcase your county, it increases tourism, it gets more people interested in the sport and, the biggest benefit of all, is that it encourages people of all ages and fitness levels to get on a bike and do some much needed exercise. Carole Barnard York

PERFORMING arts students at Chichester College are hoping to return to a world famous festival next year. The cast and crew of this year's show at the Edinburgh Festival were delighted to have sold out three of their five performances of The Jungle Book. Their eyecatching costumes, pictured above, helped to bring the colourful characters of Rudyard Kipling's classic children's story to life.

Jess Dunham is studying stage management and operated sound for the show. She said: "It was amazing. The best experience of my life." It was the second time the college had taken a show to the festival. Executive principal Andrew Green said: "It was a fantastic experience for our students, who grew so much in just a few days. I'm incredibly proud of them."

FUNDING has been announced for community projects in the Selsey area. Ferry Farm Community Solar recently announced the latest phase of community funding at Selsey Town Hall. Ferry Farm Community Solar Ltd is a community energy enterprise which generates income from a 5MW solar farm situated between Selsey and Sidlesham. The community grant fund, which is awarded across two application phases each year, is set to total £20,000 in 2018. The successful projects from the latest phase of the grant fund include Selsey Football Club. The money will help the club to help establish a third adult side The Selsey to Chichester Greenway project will receive funding for the completion of ecological impact assessments for the proposed cycle path. Funding will also go to Sidlesham Parish Council to complete the playground fencing. The Academy, Selsey, Arts Dream Selsey, Cloud Nine Musical Theatre Group, Crablands Bowling and Tennis Club, Gainsborough Singers, Sports Dream and Youth Dream Selsey Ltd will also receive funding. Ben Cooper, Ferry Farm Community Solar director, said: "After another strong round of applications, it is exciting to see the breadth of groups that the community grant fund is able to support."

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By Sylvia Endacott

Hopes were high for town's distinctive building Fitzleet House was intended to blend in with a redevelopment of the town centre OVER the years, I have taken residents and visitors on a walking tour around Bognor Regis. Each walk produces its own memories, but each time we turn into the Queensway we become engaged in discussions, and sometimes arguments, about the merits or otherwise of this one development area. In 1957, there was a newspaper report on a new development and that was to be Fitzleet as we know it today. Plans were in hand to commence in April, 1958, once planning permission had been granted. The proposals were to include road work and the clearance of the site. The development was for two 100ft high nine-storey blocks of flats, which would be the tallest residential buildings in the town. There were also to be shops, offices, and garages. A Mr Lowther, for the developers, said: "Naturally we are very glad to get the goahead signal, for this will have a tremendous impact on the town." Referring to the threatened demolition of the Fitzleet Chapel, an historic landmark in the town, he said: "Regrettably, this must come down. "We have explored every avenue in the hope that it could be retained, and would gladly have given it away if it could have been removed. This has not been possible so the

building must be demolished, as it is close to the site of one of blocks of flats." Building work finally commenced in 1960 and consisted of 143 flats and 31 shops. Did you know that when the flats were first available they cost £4 per week? I suspect the people renting there today would like to pay this amount! It makes quite interesting reading to see the views of the time, as reported in the press, such as, 'You cannot live in the past. If you attempt to do so, you are bound to slide backwards … I look at it as the pattern for the future of Bognor Regis'. The company, which was ultimately involved in the building produced a press release at the time, which read: “Apart from instances of isolated buildings, Bognor has not changed for many years, and for this reason great attention has been paid to the character and aesthetics of the development to ensure that it will blend in with the more extensive redevelopment at the centre of Bognor that is destined to follow.” The commemorative plaque was unveiled on Saturday, June 11, 1960, by the Duke of Richmond. (I wonder where this is now) There were more than 100 guests present to see the commencement of the 'thrilling development' of the times.

The Fitzleet estate was intended to be a town within a town - a very fine town in a very fine setting

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It was believed that the most modern design took great courage on the part of the developers, but it was also felt that 'the design of the building was likely to make people take a deep breath, but it was inevitable'. The Duke commented that this construction was how we would live in the future! The Duke also mentioned that he was pleased to say that he would be able to see the new flats from his home in Goodwood – I wonder if the present Duke feels the same today! The chairman of the ‘Fitzleet Estates’ at that time remarked that: “I think you will agree with me that it is high time England has some very fine seaside towns. "We decided that when we came to Bognor, if we could not rebuild the town, we would like to rebuild part of it. Here we are going to build a sort of town within a town, a very fine town in a very fine setting.” By the 1980s, changes were beginning to take place within the Queensway to the extent that a petition attracted more than 300 signatures as shopkeepers protested at the proposed change of use into offices that had been requested for one of the shops. One person who was interviewed stated that the area, 'was a nice little shopping area, with a busy thoroughfare. We have a nice mix of shops, and if we start losing shops to offices it is obvious we are going to start losing customers'. The advertising for the area promoted its convenience with a wide range of shops available including, foreign and English restaurants, gift shops, photographic shop, florist and a garage. There have since been many changes to

the area, from supermarkets to licensed premises. We still have a restaurant, but no garage. Today, we have a ‘wind tunnel’ to some, during stormy weather, and an eyesore to others, but how interesting it is to see the views of local people when this construction was commenced. In 2009, the tower became the focus of a training exercise for the local fire brigade. It was one that they hoped never to repeat for real. The imaginary fire took place on the 11th floor and fire crews were rushed to the scene from around the county. A number of people were ‘evacuated’ for the exercise and 50 firemen went into the building. It is one of the few individual buildings in the town that has been shown on postcards, as part of the encouragement to bring visitors to the town. Also, of course, the views from the top, for those lucky enough to experience them, providing excellent vistas of both the sea and the South Downs. For many years, a gentleman called Todd Sweeney collected sunshine statistics from the roof of Fitzleet House, which were then forwarded to the Met Office in London to assist with national statistics, and,in 1983, one group of Cubs arranged a special tea party on the roof of the building as part of the national tea-making fortnight. Today, the roof is home to masts and aerials for dealing with our communication requirements with an array of aerials and masts for phones and is, therefore, out of bounds to the public. It would be interesting to guess the views of the town residents in the year 2040 on the type of redevelopment of today.

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Drivers, Escorts and Helpers – Chichester Stroke Club Chichester Stroke Club meets at the Newell Centre, Chichester on a Thursday morning to give support to stroke victims. The Club is a unique facility providing continued aftercare and encouragement to stroke survivors when they leave hospital through mental and physical stimulation and support, and respite for carers and partners, enabling them to meet likeminded people in a relaxed environment. Drivers for a minibus (training provided) and escorts are needed to help transport stroke victims to the weekly club. You will need a current clean driving licence and be willing to drive a minibus. Ablebodied helpers are also needed to help others move around, fold up chairs and tables etc. Support for a Music group for people with a learning disability – Workers Educational Association (WEA) The Aldingbourne Centre is a work placement centre for adults with a learning disability. A music class takes place once a week and support for the tutor would give extra opportunities for the students. Part of the role would be to assist with paperwork. No musical ability is required but

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PostSport First Bognor, now the world - air miles aplenty for jetsetting joggers BOGNOR'S Kari Mack is keeping her feet well and truly on the ground after the runner returned from her international debut as a record breaker. The Bognor Tone Zone Runner was selected by England to take part in the over-45 category for the home nations marathon match in Chester. This is despite Kari running her first 26-mile race just five months ago. Mack was invited to take part in the masters race after her outstanding performance at the Brighton Marathon earlier in the year. She flew the flag for Bognor Regis with pride, finishing the Chester marathon in 3 hours 14 minutes, which takes six minutes off the ladies' club marathon record. It was one part of a busy weekend for the Bognor-based club, which had runners taking part in 15 different events in three countries with more than 500 miles run. The club's very own Galway Girls, Kate O’Connor and Carolyn Stapley, headed to the west coast of Ireland for a half marathon. The conditions couldn’t have been better for the dynamic duo, with Stapley first home in 1:45 with O’Connor coming in at 1:48.

Closer to home in Chichester was the half marathon. The first three home for the club were Juliet Stallard, Duncan Stephenson-Gill and Trev Strowger who all finished in 1:40 or below. The Brighton 10 mile race also took place last Sunday. Peter Lee nailed his target of finishing the race in an hour while Jessica Thomson finished second in her age category and grabbed a 4 minute personal best of 1:09. Sticking with Jess for the first two miles was Alan Coombs who crossed the line in 1:15. Martin Playford and Stuart Thomson ran a close race and both finished under 1:30. Across the pond, over in Chicago, a quartet of Tone Zoners tackled a range of events. Coming back from injury, Natalie King ran the 5k event on the Saturday and finished in 32 minutes. On the Sunday, Neil Strudwick, Grace Natoli and Derek Natoli mixed it with Mo Farah in the full marathon, finishing with times of 4:20, 4:38 and 4:53 respectively. On the Cornwall Coast was Jude Bazeley who was running the Atlantic Coast Challenge, a three day 80-mile challenge from Padstow to Lands End. Jude completed the event in a combined time of 24 hours and 24 minutes.

DARTS: Three maximums and an excellent 142 out shot from Legends X's Lee Hellyer saw the Tuesday DoubleIn Double-Out Darts League kick off in style. 17 teams split over two divisions are taking part in the 2018/19 version of the competition which sees dozens of players compete for a range of silverware. Those taking part chalked up a range of excellent scores in the first round of action. Here are the results in full from week one:

f Four Tone Zoners ran in Chicago last weekend

f Kari Mack smashed the club record as she made her international bow running for England in the Chester Marathon

Seventh heaven as Baker wins Chi Half

f James Baker receives his winning medal

CHICHESTER Runners' James Baker continued his remarkable run of success in his home town half marathon after registering his seventh win in a row in the race. More than 700 people took part in three separate running events which saw competitors wind their way around the city before heading out into the countryside. The pinnacle for those completing the 13-mile half marathon was heading up the intimidating Trundle Hill on top of the South Downs before winding back down the Centurion Way to the finish line. Baker, as he has done for many years, led the way, crossing the finishing line in a time of one hour 13 minutes 30 (1:13:30). The time was some five minutes off his personal best of 68 minutes. But with the tough climb up the Trundle tackled Baker was delighted to keep his supreme run in the race going. He was followed home by club mate Mike Houston, who made it a one-two for

Chichester Runners with a time of 1:15:58. There was then a gap of more than seven minutes to third-place runner Matthew Jolly who stopped the clock on 1:23:35. Midhurst Miler Emily Iredale was first in the women's race with a time of 1:31:45. She was more than six minutes quicker than the second runner home, who was Bognor Tone Zone Runners' Juliet Stallard (1:37:04). Unattached runner Victoria Edwards was third in 1:37:41. The event, which was organised by Chichester-based Children on the Edge, raises money for its work supporting refugee youngsters around the world. It also included a ten mile race, which avoided the Trundle, and a team relay. The winners of these events were: Lindsay Russell (men's ten mile - 1:03:38), Claire Cannon (women's ten mile - 1:23:21) and How Jack Files (team relay - 1:33:30). For full results, visit: chichesterhalfmarathon. co.uk

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DIVISION ONE - Newtown Raiders 9 Fishermans Joy 13; Cabin 8 QE2 Cobras 15; Hunston Club 15 Chi Snooker Club 6; the Hoffmeisters 6 Legends ‘A’ 15; TAO Blues - bye. MAN OF THE MATCH - Roger Summers (Fishermans Joy) 18 & 23 darts [22.04 av]; Richard Ragless (QE2 Cobras) 21 & 24 darts [22.27 av]; Keith Robinson (Chi Snooker Club) 25 & 31 darts [17.45 av]; Dave Owens (the Hoffmeisters) 23 & 24 darts [21.32 av] 180s - Roger Summers (Fishermans Joy) x1; Ian Kewin (Newtown Raiders) x1. HIGH/TON+ INSHOTS - Dave Owens (The Hoffmeisters) 152; Alan Fairbrass (Fishermans Joy) 136; Graham Hollis (Fishermans Joy) 130 & 105; Mark Sheppard (Hunston Club) 120 & 100; Conner O'Hara (QE2 Cobras) 120; Andy Cooper (Cabin) 120; Rob Palmer (Cabin) 120; Andy Whiteley (Legends ‘A’) 120; Richard Ragless (QE2 Cobras) 115; Ian Kewin (Newtown Raiders) 100; Rob Misselbrook (Hunston Club) 100. HIGH/TON + OUT-SHOTS - Graham Hollis (Fishermans Joy) 110; Roger Summers (Fishermans Joy) 104; Dave Owens (The Hoffmeisters). 100 TON+ IN-SHOT & OUT-SHOT IN SAME LEG - Graham Hollis (Fishermans Joy) 105 IN - 110 OUT in 15 darts DIVISION TWO - Legends ‘X’ 16 The Hoffmasters 4; QE2 Lions 9 Bersted Royals 13; The Lamb 8 Lamb Orange 11; Railway Club. Richmond - bye. MAN OF THE MATCH - Gary Blackwood (The Legends) 19 & 25 darts [22.77 av]; Ashley Clements (The Hoffs) 26 & 31 darts [17.67 av]; Dave Juniper (The Lamb) 27 & 33 darts [16.70 av] 180s - Richard Pennells (The Lamb) x1. HIGH TON + IN-SHOTS - Dean Ardener (QE2 Lions) 120 & 100; Rob Willis (Bersted Royals) 120; Gary Blackwood (The Legends) 111; Grant Massey (QE2 Lions) 100. HIGH/TON + OUT-SHOTS - Lee Hellyer (Legends 'X') 142; Gary Bryant (Legends 'X') 113; Rob Willis (Bersted Royals) 102.

SHORT MAT BOWLS: Boxgrove-based Infinity made it a day to remember, taking the top two spots in the Sussex County Triples competition. The trio of Robin Armstrong, Charlotte Rollings and Chris Page, pictured below, won through in a tight final against defending champions Jack Rollings, Chris Jeffrey and Richard Jeffrey. Robin, Chris and Charlie picked up a two in the penultimate end to edge them in front. After some good bowling from both sides, they held on to take the title. It's been a good few weeks for the club after they started their season with a win over Bognor Goodwoods. The Infinity quartets won both mats, with Robin Armstrong, Pauline Jeffery, Chris Page and Richard Jeffery in total control winning their match 31-12.


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Lions await free-scoring City as Chi win to return to the top

f Blues' Chris Johnson on the charge

Blues boss in support plea CHICHESTER RFC's chairman has issued a rallying call for supporters to help the club thrive off the pitch as well as on it. While the Blues have endured a disappointing start to the London South One season, the combination of a thriving youth set up and new clubhouse means Chi have a structure which is the envy of many in the south east. But, in a post on the club's website, chairman Paddy McAlpine said the lack of volunteers on match days was 'unsustainable'. With only two people setting up on match days and no manager for the first team, he urged people to come forward to ensure that rugby in the city continued to thrive. He added: "While on the field rugby will always prevail, there are far too few of us involved in helping the players enjoy their role in the club. "What I am asking for is a few more willing volunteers who regularly come to home games to come along two hours before kick- off to help prepare the changing rooms and equipment on the pitches. "Off the field, this is a time of great change. No matter

how little it may be, any time you can give the club will be massively appreciated." The call comes as Chi sit third bottom after suffering their fifth defeat in six thanks to a 17-11 home reverse against Dartfordians last time out. The game was played in monsoon conditions and was interrupted for close to 30 minutes after an injury to Chi's second row Henry Lock. As the player was taken to hospital as a precaution, the match was completed on the second XV pitch. Blues began brightly with an early Charlie Norton penalty followed by a Rhys Thompson try, who capitalised on indecision in the visitors' defence. But the Kent side hit back and, with the help of a penalty try from a scrum, went in 10-8 up at the break. After the visitors scored a second try, Blues did rally and were unlucky not to register more than a losing bonus point for their efforts. Next up is a trip to high-flying Brighton on October 20 (3pm). Having used 39 players so far this season, it is hoped the two week break will provide Chi sufficient time for some of the injured players to return.

f Chi lost 11-17 to Dartfordians last weekend

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TABLE-TOPPING Chichester City will be looking to keep on firing as the club play two crucial matches in less than a week. With more than a quarter of the season gone, Miles Rutherford's side currently sit one point clear at the top of the SCFL Premier. Chi returned to first place after a comfortable 2-0 away win against struggling Little Common last weekend. Gicu Iordache hit home on the stroke of half time before Scott Jones wrapped up the win with a well-taken goal on the hour mark. It means Chi have now netted 33 times in their league matches so far, an average of more than three goals a game. The good form has extended to all competitions, with City winning eight of their last nine matches in all competitions. Chi will look to extend that good run when they welcome Eastbourne Town to Oaklands Park tomorrow (3pm). Then Rutherford's charges will make the short trip to Pagham on Tuesday in the third round of the Peter Bentley Cup (7.30pm). With both sides closely matched in recent seasons, Chi will need to be at their best to defeat a side who are third in their division.

f City have won eight of their past nine matches

Lions and Sids in Vase action

PAGHAM and Sidlesham are on the road to Wembley as they face very different tests in the FA Vase. Both clubs are among only a dozen Sussex clubs still left in the non-league knockout competition, which pitches clubs from across the country against each other. Pagham, who sit third in SCFL Premier, have perhaps the better chance of progressing from the first round as they head to south west London to play Combined Counties Premier side Hanworth Villa tomorrow (3pm). Lions make the trip full of confidence after

scoring 13 goals with no reply in two very convincing victories in the last week. First was a 6-0 win over Langney Wanderers in the league at Nyetimber Lane last weekend, with Howard Neighbour scoring a hat trick. Then Pagham hit league rivals Lancing for seven in the Sussex Senior Cup first round as George Gaskin and Callum Overton both bagged a brace in the rout. Sidlesham, who are mid table in the SCFL Division One, have a much tougher task welcoming Chatham Town to the Recreation Ground (3pm).

f Pagham get a shot away in the 6-0 Langney win

With the Kent side sitting second in the Southern Counties East Premier, the lower ranked Sids will need luck on their side if they are to progress. Steve Bailey's side have won just one of their last six matches, suffering defeats to Bexhill in the league (3-1) and Mile Oak in the division one cup (2-0) in the last week. Fellow SCFL Division One side Selsey are also in a slump, winning just one of their last eight in all competitions. The Blues are ninth in the table after losing 2-0 away to league leaders AFC Varndeanians last weekend. That was followed by a spirited performance in the Peter Bentley Cup when a Ryan Morey double was in vain in a 3-2 loss to Crawley Down Gatwick. Next up is a home league match against mid-table Billingshurst tomorrow (3pm). In SCFL Division Two, Bosham will be hoping the cup will provide light relief and help the Robins arrest a poor start. With manager Dennis Hughes departing barely a month into the campaign, the Walton Lane side have struggled and won just one of their nine matches, which leaves them third bottom. After a 3-3 draw against Littlehampton United last time out, with Alex Barnes scoring a hat trick, the Robins head to Rustington tomorrow in the first round of the Sussex Intermediate Cup (3pm).

Wright excited for Chi's Essex cup trip CHICHESTER City Ladies' coach Matt Wright says the club cannot wait to head into uncharted territory as the club's attention turns to the cup. After a week off, the Oaklands Park side return to action on Sunday (2pm) heading to Essex to play Billericay Ladies in the second round of the league cup. While Chi are flying high in the National South, they will be in for tough match at the AGP Arena against a side who are second in the National South East Division One. Wright, who has been instrumental in the club's development over the last decade, warned, while it was a 'fantastic draw', Billericay would be 'tough opposition'. He said: "As a whole, it is a bit of an unknown

set-up. They are flying through the leagues and look really strong. Along with Crawley, they look well-placed in their division. "We'd love to play all of our cup games down at Oaklands but it's not like it's at the other end of the country. The journey should be fairly comfortable. "It's quite exciting playing a new team and in a new stadium which we haven’t come across before." Away from the first team, Chichester City College Academy pupils Lauren Barrow, Amber Howden, Loulou Robson and Alice Walford have been picked to represent the under-19s Sussex Schools squad. Molly Stoddart, of Chichester's u14s, has been selected to play for her county age group.

f City in action | Pic: S Booker


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f Tommy Scutt, who scored a hat-trick against Burgess Hill, is expected to cover for the injured Dan Smith

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TONBRIDGE (A) Tomorrow, 3pm

BOGNOR boss Jack Pearce believes his side have nothing to fear as they head to top of the table Tonbridge Angels tomorrow. The Rocks are third in the Bostik Premier and are yet to taste defeat in nine games so far. Coming off the back of an 8-0 thrashing of Burgess Hill Town in the last match, the mood at the Nye Camp is high with a real belief that Bognor can give the league leaders a run for their money at Longmead Stadium (3pm). But, to come away with all three points, they will need to correct a run of five consecutive away league draws which means they are currently five points behind their hosts. Pearce said: "We will give anyone a good game. The spirit in the camp is good and we know that we are capable of beating anyone. "The nature of this level of football is that you will always get inconsistencies at this level. "We have not played well in the first half of games so far so I hope that we can improve on that in the matches to come." A bumper crowd is expected to flock to north Kent for the top-of-the-table clash tomorrow. With the match falling on non-league day, the hosts are offering discounted entry at only £5 per adult for anyone arriving in the ground by 2.15pm. Rocks will be without top scorer Dan Smith, who is out for between four and six weeks because of a hip injury.

Also out are central defenders Keaton Wood and Corey Heath, which has meant Bognor have been short at the back. To cover the absence Pearce has added the services of 17-year-old central defender Joe Dandy, who has signed on loan from League One Portsmouth. He will go straight into the squad for Saturday and also be available for Tuesday's home league match against Folkestone Invicta (7.45pm). Pearce said: "He is a first-year scholar but we're told he has showed great promise even though is one of the younger members of Pompey's current crop of under 18s. As ever we're grateful to Pompey and delighted our association with them continues to flourish." Bognor were without a game last weekend as Corinthian Casuals had to play a FA Cup replay against St Albans City on the Saturday. But Pearce believes the extra few days will mean his young side will be rested and raring to go for the tough test ahead. He said: "It was quite handy with the injuries that we have had. We will only know at 5pm on Saturday if the lack of a game is a good thing. I haven’t got a crystal ball." He added: "I will be delighted if we come away with four points from the two matches. But what will be the difference this season is picking up maximum points against the bottom teams."

Bognor starlets in cup action ROCKS fans are being urged to get a glimpse of the club's future as Bognor's under-18s face a crunch FA Youth Cup tie under the lights at Nyewood Lane. The under 18s take on Sutton United in the in the third qualifying round tie of the national competition on Wednesday (7.45pm). Win and the Rocks teens could be pitted against youngsters from Portsmouth or Sunderland in the next round. Bognor earned the tie thanks to wins over Haywards Heath and Guildford City. And boss Dave Daniel, a sports lecturer at Chichester College, hopes Rocks fans will turn up in numbers to cheer on potential future stars. He said: "The bigger picture is we want to develop players who will progress to the first team.” Among those keeping an eye on youngsters like Jack Parkinson, Jamie Carroll and Joe Bennett will be Bognor manager Jack Pearce and assistant Robbie Blake, who are set to run the rule over those in the youth ranks. Pearce said: "We're hearing decent reports on how well the youngsters are progressing and it is very encouraging for the future of the club." Admission is £3 adults, £1 concessions.

f Jack Pearce and Robbie Blake on the sidelines

IT'S NOT often as a nonleague footballer that you get a weekend off in the middle of the season. But that's exactly what we all had as the fixture gods ensured we had last Saturday off. There will always be a few of the lads who used the time to do some training on their own. Personally, I think it is nice to have a break. I enjoyed a bit of time off and, after seeing friends and having a few drinks on Friday, I went to watch Moneyfields against Worthing on the Saturday before going to a wedding on Saturday evening. It's always nice to have a mental break from the season. It's not so much the physical break as we make up for it in training. At our level, no one goes crazy, though, as we are all conscious we need to be in a certain shape so we can keep on performing come match day. If we didn't do that, then we wouldn't be at the level that we are. In a funny way, I did miss my Saturday routine. And in some ways it can be a bad thing to have a break, especially as we are doing well in the league and putting together a good run. But the few days off did suit me as I have played 90 minutes in every pre-season and league match so far, as well as the majority of the cup games. It also gives us a chance to focus on what will be a big match at Tonbridge Angels tomorrow. I'm absolutely buzzing for it. I can't wait! We have played a lot of teams so far this season who we have dominated possession against and on reflection we should have beaten. But Tonbridge have shown they are a good side, which is why they are up at the top along with Hornchurch. I reckon it will be a good game and I really hope we go there and give it a good go.

As a side, you always want to see where you are against those teams up the top. I'm not sure that we have had that test yet so tomorrow will be a good examination. We'll then have another match on our hands against Folkestone at home on Tuesday. But, as is always the case with double headers, the sole focus is on Saturday. The aim must be to get as much out of it as possible, whether one point or three. We need to get at least a point from Tonbridge. We can't go there thinking we can pick up three on Tuesday and that will be OK. We did have some disappointing news that Dan Smith will be out for a while with injury. But, we are not struggling for goals at the moment, as you can see with the 8-0 win against Burgess Hill. I do not mean any disrespect to them at all. But they were poor and at the wrong end of the table. Personally, I would much rather beat a top side 1-0 away with a gritty result than beat a team 8-0. The real test is always when you have your backs against the wall at a hard place and you have to grind out a result. On a personal level, though, I'm pleased to be getting a few goals myself. I have no idea where the goals have come from. I'm trying to get into the box a bit more this year and perhaps it's because I'm a bit fitter. But a lot of them have been tap ins and when that's the case it's about being in the right place at the right time. Then, when you get half a yard, I just try and hit them hard towards the goal. I should also wish the youth team good luck for Wednesday. I hope they do well and hope to see one or two come through and start challenging us for our places in the near future.

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