CHECK OUT our fantastic offers on page 11
SOUTHâ€™S PREMIER OAK FURNITURE STOCKIST
SEE PAGE 13 Bognor Regis Post ISSN 2397-8724
BognorRegisPost Available 9.00am - 11.30am
Your FREE weekly independent newspaper
Friday, November 9, 2018
Used needles shock figures
www.bognorregispost.co.uk See page 3 XX
Available 2.30pm to close
From Chefâ€™s Special Board Available Monday, Wednesday and Friday only (Excluding HUNDREDS of used needles are being 12noon-2.30pm Regis and Littlehampton town centres Bank Holidays)
found around Bognor Regis each year. THe shocking tally of the discarded drug addicts' equipment was revealed this week. Senior Arun District Council member Cllr Trevor Bence (C, Aldwick E) described the figures as worrying during a debate about policing in the area. "Drugs are the biggest single issue we are facing. In the last year and a half, just on street cleaning, we have removed over 1,100 used needles from the streets. We have collected over 300 from our parks and green spaces. "In addition to that, in the last part of the regeneration of Hotham Park, which took about a year, we were forced to remove 400 used needles. THat should astonish all of you," he told councillors at Arun's full meeting on Wednesday. "We need to recognise all this drug taking is going in the dark corners of our towns, our parishes, our villages - the areas where no-one else is around. "We need to think long and hard about how we want our community policing. We need to react to get the service back to where it should be." Cllr Bence said Arun was also working with the police about situations of cuckooing, where vulnerable people's homes are taken over by drug dealers, in its council properties. His comments came during a debate which expressed anger at the withdrawal of regular PC and police community support officer patrols by Sussex Police in Bognor
and the growing level of public and trader dissatisfaction that had led to. THe motion called on Sussex's Chief Constable, Giles York, to urgently tackle the problem by reinstating dedicated PC and/or PCSO patrols in the town centres and other communities. THe motion by the council's Lib Dems was plate size only agreedStandard unanimously after amendments by the ruling Tory group to make Mr York the target of the anger rather than the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne. Cllr Paul Wells (LD, Hotham) said: "We get the needles dropped in Bognor Regis town centre, not just in toilets, the multistorey car park but behind shops as well. "Drugs Available and needles are9.00am the biggest -issue 11.30am and they are ongoing. We see youngsters dealing drugs in the town centre. We know who they are. THere was almost a fight between two groups when I left my shop tonight." Bognor Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 Cllr Dr James Walsh (LD, Beach) said oldstyle community policing was invaluable Tel. 01243 756170 BrickKilnGardenCentre in tackling crime - and had to be restored. "It is the eyes and ears of a community. It's about the small bits of intelligence that don't amount to anything by themselves but mean a lot when they are pieced together." Cllr Gillian Brown (C, Aldwick E), Arun's leader, said: "We are all concerned about police numbers and the anti-social behaviour that is going on everywhere. We all need to feel safe in our neighbourhoods."
Plenty of FREE Parking
Boxers' delight at new photo
See page 5 XX
Remembering 100 years on - see page 10
Calls by residents for park action
New flooring fitted in time for Christmas Unit 1 Clock Park, Shripney Road, Bognor
Regis PO22 9NH | Tel: 01243 823999
4-6 Anchor Springs, Littlehampton
BN17 6BP | Tel: 01903 721620
www.eazylayflooring.co.uk | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Friday, November 9, 2018 f Radio Respect's Simon Meade at the book sale
Find us on
Looking to advertise? Contact our sales team for competitive rates to suit any budget. Call 01243 908506 or email: email@example.com
A warm welcome from all our team EDITORIAL
Editor in Chief Adam Cunard firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Administrator Taryn Fellick email@example.com
Content Editor Mick Plumb firstname.lastname@example.org
Bognor Regis Reporter Kevin Smith email@example.com
Chichester Reporter Kelly Wickham firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com Shaun Marsh firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Editor Tim Ridgway email@example.com Entertainment Ruth Scammell firstname.lastname@example.org
DESIGN Graphic Designer Alexandra Katzenbach email@example.com
Got a story? Get in touch now! We always welcome readers’ letters for inclusion in the Post. For space reasons, we ask that readers keep their letters to under 300 words and that they include their name and address for publication. We reserve the right to edit letters for space and legal reasons.
01243 908506 firstname.lastname@example.org 63 London Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 1DF
MAKING A COMPLAINT We can look into complaints about items we have published which are in our control. We adhere to the Standards Code adopted by IMPRESS and can only deal with complaints which relate to an alleged breach of the standards set out in this Code. www.impress.press/standards. We can only deal with your complaint if you are: personally and directly affected by an alleged breach of the Code a representative group affected by an alleged breach of the Code, where there is public interest in your complaint a third party seeking to ensure accuracy of published information We are also regulated by IMPRESS, but initial complaints must be made to us Post newspapers Ltd in writing at the following address: E-mail: email@example.com Telephone: 01243 908506 Address: 63 London Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO20 1DF We will acknowledge your complaint by e-mail or in writing within 7 calendar days and will normally respond to your compliant with a final decision letter within 21 calendar days. If we uphold your complaint, we will tell you the remedial actions we have taken. If you are not satisfied with the final response to your complaint, or if you do not hear from us within 21 calendar days of submitting your complaint, then you can refer your complaint to our Independent regulator IMPRESS at the address given: Regulated by IMPRESS: The Independent Monitor for the Press CIC Impress, 16-18 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6AG T 020 3325 4288 E firstname.lastname@example.org W impress.press
Radio station has broadcasting aim VOLUNTEERS at a Bognor Regis-based radio station want to expand over the airwaves as well as on the ground. THe helpers who have established Radio Respect as a digital broadcaster aim to seek a licence to enable them to gain listeners who want to tune in on non-digital devices. THey want to apply to Ofcom for a radio broadcast licence as a community station. If they succeed, it will enable them to cover up to 5km from their studio in Argyle Road for up to five years. Simon Meades, Radio Respect's press officer, said: "We would like to apply for an FM community licence but it costs £600 and that is non-refundable. "We would like to have the licence because it would enable us to broadcast to more people. It would nice to have the licence by next Easter but it is a case of tackling different priorities one at a time." A major step towards the licence will be the opening of the station's new studio. THis is being created in its additional premises. THis should be use next week. THe floorspace of 320cm x 295cm is about three times the size of its previous room in West Street. It is also a separate space, while the previous studio was linked to the station's record shop. "THe new studio will allow us to become more professional," said Simon. "We can have more equipment in it for better quality broadcasts and more guests for our presenters to interview." Music is being streamed digitally on the station's website - radiorespect.org.uk - in the meantime as it has been seen since it
was founded by Chris and Caroline Collins in 2013 in their garden shed. THeir aim was to bring the mental health community closer together, helping people to understand their condition, provide a friendly voice and offer helpful and practical information. THey later moved to an office in Station Road before its popularity in reaching tens of thousands of listeners regularly entailed a further move to West Street in February. THis enabled a vinyl and CD shop to be opened to raise more funds for its work. THe shop has proved a big success. LPs, singles and CDs are being donated all the time. Vinyl fans make regular visits to look through the thousands of records which make up an A-Z of artistes. "When I started five months ago, I was told we received donations two and three times a week. Now, it's every day," said Simon. "Recently, we had someone donate 500 singles and 200 albums." THe studio's move means more space is available to cope with the influx of records. THe opening of the new premises nearby also provides a room where visitors to the station can talk in private. Simon added: "Having that room will make a big difference to us. "We've been lucky with the weather this year and we have spoken to people outside when they have come in to see us if the shop has been quiet. But the winter means we will have to stay inside and the shop is getting busier." A book sale last weekend opened the new premises and raised at least £60.
Council seeks talks with hotel owner about building's future DISCUSSIONS are being sought by councillors with the new owner of a former Bognor Regis hotel. THe talks have been requested by Bognor Regis Town Council following news THe Royal Hotel has been sold after a lengthy time on the market. THe building has planning approval for 18 flats but the intentions of the purchaser remain unknown. Cllr Steve Goodheart (I, Hotham) said: "It would be nice to know what they are going to do with it. We should make the first step and contact them." Cllr Jim Brooks (I, Marine) said: "I fully support that idea and I would
support the idea of working with the new owner to see how we can get the best out of the building." THe town councillors agreed to continue to pursue an application to get the building listed by Historic England to reflect its historic importance to the town. But it is likely to take 23 weeks for a decision. THe three-storey building dates from the 1830s and is in THe Steyne Conservation Area. Town councillors looked into buying the building for £1.5m at a cost of £6.92 for every band D household in the town but this idea has been dropped.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Old photo is second surprise for boxers
f Some of the residents at the recent meeting
New homes vote
f Dave Larner with the most recent photo on the right BOXING coach Dave Larner thought he was seeing double when another copy of an historic Bognor Regis photo turned up unexpectedly. THe 1926 shot of the proud members and officers of Bognor Amateur Boxing Club was uncovered by chance nearly 80 miles away. THe surprise uncovering of the black and white photograph came a year after Mr Larner was given his first copy of it. He said: "It is absolutely amazing to have another copy of this photograph so soon after the first one was found. "It is also amazing that the man who found it, Ivor Ford, lives in Stone, near Dartford, in Kent." THe photograph was taken outside the former Pavilion, built north of Swansea Gardens in 1921. It shows the 35 men associated with the club after what looks
to have been a successful season five years later. Two small tables either side of them are crammed with trophies. "I didn't know the club existed as far back as 1926. Judging by the number of trophies they have won, it looks like they could have been going for a few years by then already. So, the club could be 100 years old now," said Mr Larner. THe latest 10in deep x 12in wide photograph came to light last month and was found in a loft. "An Ivor Ford contacted one of the club's coaches, Paul Mason, saying he had a very old picture of the Bognor Boxing Club taken in 1926 and would the club be interested in seeing it," said Mr Larner. "Paul said yes and so Mr Ford and his family, who were on holiday in Worthing, made a special journey to
Bognor Regis and met Pete Cox, the owner of V/K Gym, and myself. "We chatted about how they found the picture. THey, too, were clearing out their loft and found the same picture that is now hanging in pride of place at the gym. "One of the boxers in the picture was a W. Ford who is the father of Ivor." Mr Larner, 74, of Hampshire Avenue, said the club had yet to decide how best to display the second copy of the photo. THe club is staging the annual boxing night at Butlin's on November 29 with the town's Rotary Club. It will consist of 10-12 Sussex versus Surrey bouts and is again set to attract some 300 spectators. Profits will be divided evenly between the two clubs. Tickets, priced ÂŁ10 each, are available from JW Sports in the High Street.
Pagham Beach protection plan - see page 7
A CRUCIAL meeting about Pagham's future will be webcast next week. THe reconvened special development control meeting will determine the fate of outline plans for nearly 600 homes on two sites. It is being held on Tuesday nearly two weeks after the original meeting was suspended by the committee's chairman, Cllr Ricky Bower. Its members were unable to agree about deferring or defeating the scheme for 300 homes in Hook Lane. Some 150-200 people turned out for that meeting because of the scale of concern around Pagham about the impact of the large amount of housing. Arun could not show the meeting live on its website as its equipment was being serviced. But the council's cabinet member for planning, Cllr John Charles, told councillors the latest session would be shown live to enable those unable to attend to follow proceedings. "I have been banging on for a long time about how we should use the equipment. It will be back in time for next week's meeting and it will be used at all future development control meetings," he said. He had been urged by one of the members of the public at Wednesday's full council meeting to consider showing all its planning meetings on its website - arun.gov.uk Derrick Chester said: "Many of us who have an interest in planning matters have been increasingly concerned
YOUR ADVERT IN OUR PAPERS WILL REACH MORE PEOPLE THAN SANTA! Make sure we are at the top of your Christmas shopping list and contact us for a great festive package deal today! Call our sales team on 01243 908506 or email to email@example.com.
week run s
week run s
to suit ONS you
about the bizarre conduct of a number of recent meetings of the development control committee. Not only does this leave the council open to challenge, but it is also confusing and frustrating for members of the public." As well as webcasting, he made four suggestions for the running of the meetings to be improved. THey included recording how individual committee members voted. But Cllr Charles said the meetings were held in line with the council's code of conduct. Meanwhile, the chairman of the Pagham and Aldwick Greenfields Movement (Pagam) group has called for another large turnout from residents. Pam Hickey said: "We strongly urge all residents from Hook Lane and its offshoots - as well as residents from Lincoln Avenue, Rose Green Road, Sefter Road - and surrounding areas to attend to maximise the strength of feeling. Please support your village and its future such that our next generations will enjoy what we arguable may take for granted." She said the large turnout at the recent meeting 'certainly proved to councillors who voted how passionate residents felt about this huge imposition on our village'. She added: "We feel that, if Hook Lane is refused, then it follows that Sefter Road should also be refused as the criteria remain the same. As well as Hook Lane, plans for 280 homes in Sefter Road are on Tuesday's agenda.
` Birthday tea party A CELEBRATION party for those in their seventies is being held by a church next week. THe cuppa and chat will be hosted by St Mary Magdalene Church in South Bersted for the 70th birthday celebrations of the Prince of Wales. THe party for 70 guests will take place at 3pm on Wednesday in the church hall in Bersted Street. Included in the event will be a sing-a-long and cake cutting to celebrate those in their 70s who have contributed and continue to contribute to their communities. THe church's vicar, the Rev Tim Crook, said: "THe Duchess of Cornwall is on record as saying that 'technology now offers so many ways to communicate, but sitting down for a chat over a cup of tea can still be counted as one of the most enjoyable'. Very many of us would share that sentiment." Places should be booked at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01243 697596. Under-70s also welcome.
` New crossings WORK starts soon to replace two obsolete and ageing pedestrian crossings on Bognor Regis seafront. West Sussex County Council expects the £33,000 scheme to begin on Wednesday. THe first crossing to be replaced is next to the Place St Maur. A puffin crossing will be installed with better lights and rotating cone-shaped tactile devices under the push button to help visually impaired people cross safely. THis will be repeated at the crossing next to Clarence Road.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Police's town centre action EXTRA police patrols have taken place in Bognor Regis to curb anti-social behaviour. THe officers staged 23 hours of patrols over 16 days in the area during September under the command of Acting Inspector Danny West. THey visited 51 shops and intervened on 26 occasions. THe additional activity has been made possible by an extra budget he has received as a result of the increase in council tax taken by Sussex Police. Acting Inspector West said at a meeting last week: "We are doing everything we can to ensure we are showing a visible presence in the town centre. "What has happened in the past two months is that officers and police community support officers who want to work on their rest days can join my neighbourhood policing team. "THey are supporting the work we are doing around anti-social behaviour and warrants. I am looking at a wide range of options so that people can see that type of actions going on. "THere is a group of young people, who we have known about, who have been causing problems in the past few days. "We are working very closely with Arun District Council, children's services and the youth offending team about this." THe latest Sussex Police crime figures showed that reported incidents of antisocial behaviour in the year to the end of September rose by 71 incidents - or just under 20 per cent - in Marine ward to 457 and by 65 to 308 in nearby Orchard. But Pevensey saw a drop of some 25 per
cent, or 42 incidents, to 157. In Orchard, 130 incidents took place to mean a decline of 39. THe overall number of incidents across Arun fell by 249 to 3,464. Surrounding areas like Aldwick East, Aldwick West, Bersted and Pagham also saw significant decreases in incidents. THe action in Bognor Regis town centre follows concerns from councillors, residents and traders earlier this year about the number of incidents from which they were suffering. As part of this work, Sussex Police's officers completed a targeted day of action in the town centre on October 25. Inspector Steven Turner said: "We have listened to the issues raised by residents and took robust action to tackle their concerns. "We received a number of reports from within the community regarding issues with anti-social behaviour and drugs. "We completed a stop check on some men acting suspiciously near a public toilet. THey were spoken to and moved on from the area. "We completed a stop on the vehicle in the town centre and cannabis was found and a warning was given. "A man was also arrested on warrant for failing to appear at court. "Officers also stopped a group of young people and they were searched but nothing was found. "We are committed to listening to concerns when they are raised as we want to work with the community to combat behaviour which has an impact."
f Lions president Reg Liddon on the scooter
ANGRY res Regis town threatened o Some 30 p meeting this protect the S THe site h District Cou linear park r But those Monday’s m should be re One of t councillors: people is bei She said application information intent on go opposition t "We have helped Shopmobility over the “THis is an years and know it is a worthwhile cause."and manipu Shopmobility manager Marian Courtof Bognor R said the scooter - which retails for aboutheard and ou She called £1,000 - was appreciated. "THis donation will be well-used. Ita board at th was a lovely surprise to get the letter andresidents’ vie cheque from the Lions. All our scooters She also are hired on a daily basis in the summerbetween the about the fu and around Christmas," she said. THe donation takes the fleet at Bognorbetween th Regis Shopmobility to 21 scooters, 10Waterloo Sq larger models, ten portable scooters and Town resid also a distric three ten powered chairs. THe charity is based at the back of the“I beseech y town hall in the Belmont Street car park. don’t let thi As reported, a record 1,464 bookingswill be betr were made with Shopmobility last year. Bognor Regi
Donation will help less able to get out and about around town A GIFT is being put to good use by the clients of a Bognor Regis charity. THe mobility scooter has been given to the town's Shopmobility scheme by the members of Bognor Regis Lions Club. It is being hired by those who are less mobile to enjoy shopping in the town centre or journeys along the seafront. THe set of wheels helps to replace the six mobility scooters which were taken back by Sussex Freemasons after being given to Shopmobility six years ago. Roger Turner, chairman of the Lions' appeal committee, said: "Having heard about what had happened, I suggested to the committee members that it would be a good idea to replace one of the scooters.
JOIN P.A.G.A.M @ ARUN DISTRICT COUNCIL CIVIC CENTRE LITTLEHAMPTON ON TUESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER AT 2.30pm. AND SUPPORT PAGHAM VILLAGE AGAINST PLANS FOR 1000’S MORE HOUSES ON PRIME AGRICULTURAL LAND WHICH MEANS 1000’S MORE CARS ON OUR ROADS
THINK THE TRAFFIC IS BAD NOW? “YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET”!
A BOGNOR choice of na Peter Edgi titles put for limited. As reveale people to he it is plannin and the Sun But Mr Ed a letter to t residents w new Hotham we only hav Princess Ch "As the par Bognor, it wo involved wit narrow scop "Bognor a connections Regis and Q
Friday, November 9, 2018
Demands from residents for council to defend their town ANGRY residents have urged Bognor Regis town councillors to stand up for a threatened open space in the town. Some 30 people attended the council’s meeting this week to demand action to protect the Sunken Garden. THe site has been earmarked by Arun District Council to be replaced by its £4m linear park regeneration scheme. But those in the public gallery at Monday’s meeting said the scheme should be resisted. One of them, Tania Wreford, told councillors: “Once again, the voice of the people is being ignored by Arun.” She said Arun’s recent planning application for four linear park information boards showed it was intent on going ahead in spite of public opposition to the proposal. “THis is another blatant attempt to bully and manipulate the residents. THe people of Bognor Regis…want our voice to be heard and our ideas acted upon,” she said. She called for the town council to put up a board at the proposed park site to enable residents’ views to be displayed. She also wanted ‘honest discussions’ between the town and district councils about the future of the Sunken Garden, between the Hothamton car park and Waterloo Square. Town resident Francis Oppler, who is also a district and county councillor, said: “I beseech you to listen to residents and don’t let this (linear park) happen. You will be betraying the heart and soul of Bognor Regis.
“We have seen so many other things over the years that have been lost that really broke the hearts of residents.” Bognor Regis Civic Society deputy chairman Hugh Coster said the town council should seek tree preservation orders for the mature specimens in the Sunken Garden to ensure their protection. He again said Arun’s claims the linear park would be bigger than the Sunken Garden were wrong. Danny Dawes said town councillors who ignored the views of residents would pay the price at next May’s elections. Jo Davis, the town council’s civic and office manager, said the council raised no planning objection to the notice boards because it had to consider planning applications in line with strict rules. “THere are very specific reasons about what we can object to. We have to make our comments on what are called material considerations. “We can only look at the paperwork before us – not hearsay or speculation. All we had were the block plans and the size and the shape of the boards. “We can’t object because we don’t like the plans or what the boards are going to say,” she said. Cllr Sandra Daniells (I, Pevensey) said: “THere are people who have said they want the linear park. We have got no firm plans about the linear park. THere is a lot of misunderstanding about it. “Why are we stopping people having information about it? We can’t stop people wanting to see that.”
` Consultation call A RENEWED call for widespread consultation about the linear park plans has been made by a Bognor Regis councillor. Cllr Matt Stanley (LD, Marine) said as many people as possible should be given the chance to have their say about the multi-million pound project. "We have been told the consultation will take place in specific forums," he told Arun district councillors on Wednesday. "I'm not entirely sure this is the consultation the Bognor Regis community have been waiting for. Will there not be a wider consultation?" Cllr Phil Hitchins, chairman of the council's Bognor Regis regeneration sub-committee, said: "When the planning side comes forward, anybody can talk about it and suggest any changes that they so wish." But, at the moment, there was little new to say about the scheme. THe comments received would be considered before a formal planning application for the park was submitted, he added. Landscape designers have been appointed by Arun to prepare detailed designs for the linear park. It is intended to replace the Hothamton car park and the Sunken Garden with a green open space, flats and parking.
` Tools stolen f Hugh Coster at the Hothamton car park
POWER tools were stolen from a van parked in Northcliffe Road, Bognor Regis, overnight on October 22.
Criticism of park name A BOGNOR REGIS resident has called for a wider choice of names for the town's proposed park. Peter Edgington said the range of three possible titles put forward by Arun District Council was too limited. As revealed in the Post, the council has asked people to help choose the name for the linear park it is planning to build on the Hothamton car park and the Sunken Garden. But Mr Edgington, of Marshall Avenue, said in a letter to the Post: "I was delighted to read that residents will be given the chance to name the new Hothamton Park but less than impressed that we only have three choices, namely Pavilion Park, Princess Charlotte Park and Duke of Sussex Park. "As the park will be used by many young people in Bognor, it would be a good idea to ask schools to get involved with the naming rather than rely on such a narrow scope of possible names. "Bognor already has names with many royal connections including Victoria Drive, the suffix Regis and Queensway.
"Surely, the youth of Bognor could come up with more imaginative names than the leader of Arun District Council has suggested?" THe council is working on the final design of the new park. It intends the site to be transformed into a modern, urban park created to provide hours of entertainment for all who visit it. Fully accessible, it could feature a water play plaza, land moulds for imaginative play, a natural play area, a performance area and an amphitheatrestyle tiered grass lawn. THis will sit alongside a central market square with seating, and a cafe with both inside and outside seating. THe park is being designed to host a rolling events programme and could also include a trim trail for adults seeking to get fit. Plenty of seating is being proposed as well. Lighting will enable the park to be used after dark. Votes can be cast at: https://www.arun.gov.uk/ bognor-regis-park-poll or in the foyer at Bognor Regis Town Hall.
Create & personalise your gifts for just
£5 lesson Embroidery, crochet, knitting or if you want to buy one Please contact me: 07972261017 or visit my page on facebook: @NartandCrafts
f An aerial view of the proposed park
Busy road traffic calming call - see page 12
ALSO AVAILABLE FROM BRANCH
Fiskars Gardening Tools Protek Paint Range . Hand Tools . Gardening Tools . PPE . Groundtex Fabrics . Croptex Spiral Tree Guards . Ever Build Sealants, Expanding Foams, Glues & Cleaners . Flexi Tubs . Decking . Timber - Different Lengths & Sizes . Post Caps & Finials . Screws Bolts Nuts & Washers . Paslode Nails . Wire Netting . Gate Fixings And Furniture . Electric Fencing . Lawn Seeds . Site Tools . Incinerator Bins . Postcrete . Ballast . Sleepers . .
Tea & Coffee
Much Much More
Call or pop in for
Many more ranges of furniture available Leythorne Nurseries, Vinnetrow Road, Runcton, Chichester PO20 1QD
Call: 01243 641272
10% OFF WITH THIS VOUCHER AT OUR BRANCH IN LEYTHORNE NURSERIES EXCLUDES S/CARTRIDGE PURCHASES OFFER ENDS 30TH NOVEMBER 2018
Available Leythorne Nurseries,Vinnetrow Road, Runcton, Chichester PO20 1QD | www.knight-fencing.co.uk
CHICHESTER BRANCH NOW OPEN
• CHICHESTER BRANCH NOW OPEN
• CHICHESTER BRANCH NOW OPEN • CHICHESTER BRANCH NOW OPEN
CHICHESTER BRANCH NOW OPEN
• CHICHESTER BRANCH NOW OPEN CHICHESTER BRANCH NOW OPEN
• CHICHESTER BRANCH NOW OPEN • CHICHESTER BRANCH NOW OPEN
CHICHESTER BRANCH NOW OPEN
Friday, November 9, 2018 f Residents and councillors on the eroded beach last year
Buildings' verdict is due next week
NEW MENU REDUCED PRICES
- 11.30am Available 9.00am
DON'T MISS OUT! FRIENDLY, FRESH
Beach plan to be drawn up EXPERTS are compiling a new report about the best way to protect Pagham. THe document will outline the most suitable options to ensure the vulnerable foreshore can withstand the effects of stormy weather and the rising sea. THe threat to the low-lying area has concerned residents and councillors for several years. It has been worsened by the growth offshore of the Church Norton Spit, which has forced the incoming tides to the mouth of Pagham Harbour on to the beach to scour it of shingle. In the short team, Arun District Council is taking action to shore up the beach. THe latest situation was revealed by Pagham parish councillor Phil Hailey at its latest meeting during his report of the activities of the coastal issues action group for Pagham. Cllr Hailey said: “THe coastal issues action group has considered all the issues raised by the community.” THe loss of shingle in front of East Front Road had led Arun to seek terms of agreement from Natural England to move some shingle from just west of the last groyne and replenish the beach. To the west of the foreshore, an area had become dangerous because the beach was sinking through the rocks and needed bolstering to make it safer, he said at last week's meeting. Another area of concern was the need to stop the overtopping of waves in front of Pagham Yacht Club. “Arun is compiling a beach action plan to look at all the issues along Pagham Beach. "THe action group is going to set up a
group of various people who are going to scrutinise the situation and produce a report by next Easter. “THere have been lots of plans and policies in the past. All the parties can now come up with various options. It could be new groynes, new training walls or extending the existing walls. “THey will look at them and find out which is the best for the future and get them down to six options or thereabouts. Each one will have to be costed out. “THere are options for funding. Groynes can cost £100,000-200,000 each. So, five groynes could cost between £500,000£1m. “If they are seen as the best way forward, the group will have to look at the best way to get the money.” By 2115, the sea level will rise by 1m to increase the threat of flooding to the area. He pointed out that planning permission for the scheme to cut a channel through the Church Norton Spit to re-direct the tides into the mouth of Pagham Harbour was still valid to mean that option was available. Cllr Ray Radmall, the council’s chairman, said 1,600 homes were at risk if Pagham Beach was breached by waves. “THe majority of them are inland. Parts of Pagham Beach are higher than the land behind. I've spoken many times about the risk to our seafront." He had also held talks with the area's MP, Nick Gibb, to get support and funding for any measures that were deemed to be needed to protect the area, he added.
Town cinema's new screen set to be opened later this month FILM fans should finally be able to settle into their seats in the Bognor Regis cinema's new screen this month. THe Picturedrome's owner - the town council - is hopeful the final work to the £1m fourth screen will be completed in the next two weeks. THis should allow the 110-seat auditorium to be opened before the start of December. Town council clerk Glenna Frost told councillors at their latest meeting on Monday the scheme should have been completed last July. THe delay had been caused by the need of building control officers at
Arun District Council to receive proof of the fire resistance of the material covering the walls of the auditorium. "Testing of the material is currently in a queue at the British Research Establishment and is expected to be completed within the next two weeks," she said. THis would allow practical completion, including approval by building control, to take place. "Following this, practical completion contracts will be signed by the cinema tenant and the council and, according to the council's solicitor, the cinema could be operational one week later," Mrs Frost added.
SEASON A CAFE FOR ALL BEACH AT BILLY'S ON THE
our fantastic 11 offers on page
See page 11
- 11.30am Available 9.00am
size only Standard plate
- 11.30am Available 9.00am
1EJ West Sussex, PO20 Bognor Road, Chichester, BrickKilnGardenCentre Tel. 01243 756170
www.chichesterpost.co.uk See page 8 XX
our fantastic 11 offers on page
Bognor Regis Post
SEE PAGE 13
size only Standard plate
Kennels - See page visited the The Phantom9.00am - 11.30am
D REDUCE Kay's a big support PRICES to those in need
Special Board From Chef’s Friday Wednesday and Available Monday, (Excluding Bank Holidays) only 12noon-2.30pm
Plenty of FREE Parking
SOUTH’S PREMIER E OAK FURNITUR STOCKIST
to close Available 2.30pm
Special Board From Chef’s Friday Wednesday and Available Monday, (Excluding Bank Holidays) only 12noon-2.30pm
"With their elaborate decor, the two buildings are the only remaining examples of grand Victorian seaside architecture on the east side of the square. THey are clearly influenced by the pleasure pier opposite." THe town council eventually made no objection to the scheme - its third decision about the proposal. Cllr Jan Cosgrove (L, Orchard) said it was unprecedented for the council to change its mind twice about a planning application. He also criticised Arun for allowing the properties, and others it owns along Waterloo Square, to decay. Cllr Matt Stanley (LD, Marine) said he was disappointed by the latest decision. "I believe there are serious concerns about how that building has been dealt with," he said. "Consultees have told Arun the buildings are not in any danger of collapse and they were monitoring the situation."
t es er rg ap s La sp ip a' ew rsh N Are EE de FR Rea
er independ ent newspap Your FREE weekly
to close Available 2.30pm
A DECISION about two distinctive buildings on Bognor Regis seafront is due to be made next week. Arun District Council planning officer Simon Davis has said he will determine the planning application to demolish the semi-detached buildings at 2-4 Waterloo Square during the week starting on Monday. His comments came during correspondence with the planning agent for the work put forward by developer B5 Ltd because it said the two and threestorey buildings were in a dangerous state. THe buildings have been described by Save Britain's Heritage as ambitious and commensurate with their prominent position. "Elegant gables, balconies, bay windows and rich decorations embellish the facades," THomas Bender, its conservation advisor, has told Arun in a letter.
R AMPS FOR WHEELCHAIR GR AB R AILS
er BATH LIF TS independ ent newspap MOBILIT Y ACCESSORIES Your FREE weekly
9.00am Available WET ROOMS
Priory-ity se cases oved tecting park isencentre Pro Abu .co.uk Plenty of ting Homes for Imprity Adap www.brickkilngard Accerssibil FREE Parking r in andyea ility soa Mob Available
See page 3 XX to close Available 2.30pm
Special Board From Chef’s Friday Wednesday and Available Monday, (Excluding Bank Holidays) only 12noon-2.30pm
Residents invited to name park
size only Standard plate
10% oﬀ all purchases
Plenty of FREE Parking
See page 10 XX
PRESENT PAST AND over £50 with
- 11.30am Available 9.00am
Plenty of FREE Parking
We will remember
them - see pages
Scary fun for halloween
Com Chri e stm and as visit gifts us and in the extrstor rsda dinn e for a tabl y 22 er tabl nd es & 29 e th Nov . unti l 8pm
858466 SENT or call us on 01243 AND PRE alth.co.uk Selling new nnialhealth.co.uk R E P A S Toutside West Sussex. 9SB | Email: info@perennialhe Chichester in F U R N I T U run for everyone. West Sussex PO22 Act now! Visit www.pere there is something business set just Way, Bognor Regis, From simple for the home, is a family Global Point, Steyning
as accessories decorative items. Huxley at Home furniture and furniture, as well restoration of of older pieces. and second-hand in the repair and or conservation We also specialise through to the full restoration repairs
10% oﬀ all purchases ADDRESS
Lagness Road, Manor Nursery, PO20 1LJ Runcton, Chichester,
over £50 with
OURS OPENING H
10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday - 4pm Sunday 11am
this advert CONTACT
01243 787833 huxleyathome.com
Your favourite independent FREE newspaper is proving hugely popular— but you needn’t miss out if you don’t get your hands on a copy. It goes quickly but get your paper easily by going online to www.postnewspapers.co.uk for an electronic copy.
WE'RE ONLINE TOO!
We manufacture quality solid wood furniture for the Bedroom, Lounge, Dining Room and Home Office. We also hand craft beautiful Kitchens to perfectly fit your home. All furniture available in the colour of your choice.
We are open 6 days a week. Come and visit us today!
1EJ West Sussex, PO20 Bognor Road, Chichester, BrickKilnGardenCentre Tel. 01243 756170
Bespoke Service Available
See our facebook page ‘CFS Furniture Bognor Regis’ for more images of recent pieces.
SHOWERS LEVEL ACCESS
WALK-IN BATHS TOILETS COMFORT HEIGHT
West Sussex, PO20
Bognor Road, Chichester, denCentrehost our event (Goodwood and University to close but BrickKilnGar Union), 2.30pm was AvailableStudent for man from Wick Tel. 01243the756170 A 28-year-old assault of Chichesternone are available at this Adapting Homes park suspicion of outside later unfortunately arrested on and were incidents occurring event. bodily harm and late notice. Improved Mobility occasioning actual to postpone the eventa after the recent Oktoberfest "We are devastated the scene in Priory under investigation. and Reggae hard to confirm Officers attended Saturday, October released the Rum Accessibility already working on A spokesperson for a licensing objection but are in Chichester for early next year. Road at 10.28pm been a confrontation to date and Festival said: "Due there had have been new thrown many successful RumBoard been 13, where park residents, we experience of our Priory Park has was between a group of people. a 29-year-old from nearby and Reggae We’ve Chef’s and theSpecial See page 14 From festivals AN EVENT in and and Friday Reggae postpone the Rum top priority." licensing objection faces forced to Priory Park, Chichester, which customers A 30-year-old man worry me." remains a Wednesday the cancelled after a three Holidays) injuries to their in Bank Available Monday, (Excluding See pageincidents tackled by does overall number of incidents in residents. this Saturday. than St Richard's Festival THe to woman sustained only made by nearby DOMESTIC abuse Regis have soared to Festival was due and were taken to discharged was due to take place other venues12noon-2.30pm at 1,945 - 270 more to and heads 12-months stood THe Rum and Reggae but police across Bognor "We have contacted but organisers had Hospital, Chichester, the prior year. take place tomorrowMonday. receiving treatment. Bognor Regis had in the past year. a large increase in the inCom on themselves before two areas around fewer incidents cancel the event THere has been cases of physical and ChriOnly e and have said that there THere were 17 of Opethe with decrease. a stm Nearby residents as visit reported number gifts atus 52 and two in Walberton households during n late in Yapton verbal abuse in and in Thu the 16. dinn extrstor rsda West said police past 12 months. eDanny for a tabl from Sussex Police Inspector y 22 er Acting tabl Latest statistics country were seeing & e the es number of Middleton's around show double theonly end of the crime forces 29 Nov abuses cases reported to on the receiving plate size THere more domestic. unti Standard residents to September 30. l 8pm if there are more to 22 them. in the 12 months say compared "It's difficult to feeling more were 45 cases reported steepest hope people are year. THis is the report cases, but Inew in the previous Selling to come to the police and in the Arun district. West Sussex. increase confident percentage Chichester in of cases for everyone. outside matters. East, the number is somethingdomestic Aldwick the there business setInjust years, we have shown simple from October From for to 47 home, is a family run in the year items. "Over the past ten towards as accessories in from 31furniture decorative Huxley at Home attitude well rose ward and as very positive furniture, of live in Orchard restoration to we have a of older and second-hand 1. THose who cases,pieces. and will take positive 37 more in the repair and or conservation domestic abuse We also specialise through to the full restoration Bognor Regis suffered said. repairs 11.30amcouncillors, action against it,"inhethe Arun district to the the total to -116. take9.00am district Available Overall crime One of Middleton's she was worried went up by 194 incidents T said T AofCSeptember C O Nend Jacky Pendleton, - to 9,948. R S in her area. Ucases H Oin about 12 per cent 01243-787833 theGsurge ENIN nine O Pabout crime rose 1EJby more PO20 one of five of the huxleyathome.com - 5pm 10am is 2,231 Public place violent ADDRESS - Saturdayabuse Monday"Domestic (246 incidents) to have risen inWest Sussex, 4pm which Chichester, 11am of -crime than ten per cent category to show a Lagness Road, Sunday Road, categories Manor Nursery, Bognor only other PO20 1LJ like as the denCentre Middleton," she said.is up something Runcton, Chichester, increase. 756170 area.BrickKilnGar 01243abuse burglary and THat, to significant Tel."Domestic in the Anti-social behaviour,all saw large falls 15-20 per cent overall other theft and handling me, is pretty dire." of incidents. to wet-room conversions aware more people She said she was the crimes because in the number crime is something Existing bathroom tailored to meet "Public● place violent & wet-rooms though I'm and on, could be reportinga respectful police's Walk-in showers awareness of the we are ●concentrating we have budgetfrom the of a greater concerns any and upneeds your At Perennial Health, said who offer to investigate. enablement public," willingness mobility that the not picking of the of professionals concerned Full bathroom years of general ●members she said: "I am dedicated teamBut West. and extended by that but because Inspector Access ramps often wereassessment increase is not caused limited mobility.Acting ● incidents home exceptional knowledge the obligation added incidents. with He ● Free no more those are is there for pre-install survey of crimes committed to cases of drug-dealing. experience caring "So, the number it. THat linked ● Full detailed managed dedicated installation team there is more ofmobility ● Fully project going up because your on all adaptations at hand to assess installation guarantee ● 2-year requirements covered We have experts in providing solutions electrics, plumbing ● All tiling, specialise & requirements enabling equipment therapists ● Bathing as they are practical. with occupational that are as stylish ● Work closely
BY KELLY WICKHAM
t es er rg ap s La sp ip a' ew rsh N Are E de
E - 11.30am FR Rea Available 9.00am
for a friendly personal service
CFS Furniture Unit 1 Dickinson Place, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO22 9QU Tel: 01243 865010 Email: email@example.com www.cfsfurniture.co.uk
postnewspapers.co.uk f Eric and Carol Sayers
` Bicycles stolen FOUR stolen bicycles were reported in the Bognor Regis area to the police in a week. THe first cycle to be taken was from a garage in Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis, overnight on October 20. A burglar broke into a summer house in Marshall Lane, Barnham, overnight on October 22 and stole a mountain bike. A black Rockhopper cycle was stolen overnight on October 23 from a shed in Yapton Road, Barnham. THe thefts were completed overnight on October 27 in Glencathara Road, Bognor Regis, when an Evo 7 bike was stolen from a shed.
` Dental surgery DR ALISTAIR SMITH has applied to change the use of two buildings in Bognor Regis town centre to a dental surgery. He has asked Arun District Council to approve alterations at 60 and 62 London Road. A statement with the application says it will be an NHS orthodontic clinic if the proposal is backed.
` Ukulele session UKULELE players and those who would like to learn should go along to a Bognor Regis event. THe latest free Making Your Mark session is taking place on November 21. It will be held from 10.30am-midday at Bognor Youth and Community Centre in Westloats Lane.
Friday, November 9, 2018
CARING students at Felpham Community College have dug deep to help others. THe college's student council joined staff in planting 1,400 crocus bulbs as part of the annual planting for polio campaign run by Bognor Regis Rotary Club. It is the third autumn in a row in which the college has joined with the club for the initiative. Michelle Kelly, an assistant headteacher at the college, said: "Felpham students feel strongly about campaigning for change. "THis was an ideal opportunity to get involved and to raise awareness of an
Sunshine joy for diamond couple AN ALDWICK couple swopped the rain of their wedding day for the sun on the diamond anniversary of their marriage. Carol and Eric Sayers celebrated 60 years since their wedding day with a family get-together at Pagham Village Hall. THey have four daughters, eight grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren, who travelled from New Zealand for the special occasion. After all the excitement, the happy couple enjoyed a holiday on a cruise. Eric, 82, and Carol, 80, met at THornton Heath swimming pool in south London. Eric belonged to a diving club and Carol was a member of a synchronised swimming team. Carol said: "Long before it became
Pupils plant crocus bulbs
fashionable we entertained people with the likes of Bob Monkhouse. "He did the jokes and the introductions and the divers finished it off." THey married at St Mary's Church in Croydon and moved to Aldwick in the late sixties. THey still live in the same house and have enjoyed a happy and busy life in the community. Carol has became a well-known person in the Scouts around the Bognor Regis area. She organised regular Gang Shows featuring its members in the past and now enjoys helping with the Beavers and Cubs. Eric has helped to organised sailing courses at Pagham Lagoon and Cobner for Scouts and other young people.
awful disease that needlessly still affects so many people. "THe Rotary Club joined us to help with the planting around the school site. When spring arrives, we will have a sea of purple." THe Rotary campaign has lasted for more than 30 years to eradicate polio a crippling and potentially fatal disease - by making sure the vaccination can be made available to people all over the world. THe movement has linked up with the Royal Horticultural Society by planting thousands of purple crocuses across the UK.
f Pupils play their part in the planting
National strength, locally delivered.
Move in a month with Part Exchange • Superb 3 & 4 bedroom homes ready for a Christmas move • Exclusive offers that could save you thousands on our carefully selected featured homes • Do you have a home to sell before you can move? We could be your buyer with Part Exchange† • This fantastic scheme can get you moving in a month, plus you’ll have no estate agent fees to pay and you won’t be stuck in a chain
With Help to Buy you could move with 5% deposit*
Marketing Suite & Show Home open daily 10am – 5pm
3 & 4 bedroom homes from £440,000
01243 717 622
Connolly Way, off College Lane PO19 6PQ
lindenhomes.co.uk/graylingwell YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT. Credit is secured against your home. Photographs show typical Linden homes. Interiors may include optional upgrades or extras
available at additional cost. *Subject to status, Help to Buy Terms & Conditions and available on selected properties in England only. Eligible applicants will be off ered an equity loan up to a maximum of 20% of the purchase price (based on the open market value). Applicants are required to fund at least 80% of the purchase price by means of a conventional mortgage, savings/deposit where required. The equity loan is provided by the HCA and held as a second charge. This off er is not available in conjunction with any other promotion. Full details will be provided on request †Part Exchange is available on selected Linden homes only. We reserve the right to refuse to agree to Part Exchange of your current home and we are under no obligation to give reasons why. Part Exchange may not be available in conjunction with any other off er. For full terms and conditions please visit lindenhomes.co.uk/schemes/part-exchange. Prices and details correct at time of going to press.
07825 066727 | 0800 652 4576 “Freephone Anytime”
Friday, November 9, 2018
Events are taking place around town to recall WWI's armistice REMEMBRANCE weekend will provide plenty of chances for Bognor Regis area residents to pay their respects to those who fought in the First World War. In the town, the annual Remembrance Sunday will take place at 10.50am at the war memorial in Clarence Road. It will be followed by a special occasion at the seafront beacon from 6.45pm. A lone piper will play Battle's O'er, the Last Post will be played and the beacon lit at 7pm to join a chain of the fires around the country in a tribute called Beacons of Light to signify the light of peace that emerged from four years of war. Straight afterwards, town crier Jane Smith will perform Cry For Peace Around The World as one of more than 140 town criers nationally. THis will be followed by a lantern-lit procession along Church Path to St Mary Magdalene Church for a recitation of the names of the 104 men from the parish who died in the First World War. Volunteers to carry a lantern and read a name should contact the Rev Tim Crook on 01243 697596. Felpham Village Conservation Society has arranged a series of special events to mark remembrance weekend this year. Its history group members have researched the history of some of the area's men who died in the war. THe results of their work will be show from 2pm-4pm tomorrow in the Felpham Memorial Village Hall in Vicarage Lane. Also taking place at the same time will be a cream tea with table service in the Lyons Tea House-style of the period. THe waitresses will recreate the Nippies
for which the businesses were famous. THe teas cost ÂŁ5 each. Tickets are available from Felpham post office in Felpham Road. On Sunday, memorial walks will take place at 11.15am and 12.30pm from St Mary's Church, weather permitting, following a map of homes and sites where some of the servicemen lived. THe church is also staging a commemoration event at 3pm on Sunday with music, refreshments and singing. Aldwick Parish Council's remembrance service will take place at 11am on Sunday in its millennium garden in Pryors Lane. THe council has also installed a second Silent Soldier. It has been placed at West Park at the junction of Silverston Avenue and Marine Drive West at the suggestion of parish councillor Jan Rufey. She said: "It's important that all the parish of Aldwick remembers those who lost their lives in the First World War. "People who enter Aldwick from THe Waverley are able to see the silhouette. THe fact poppies are blooming in the meadow behind it makes the tribute even more poignant." Behind the silhouette from the Royal British Legion is one of the 18 wildflower meadows sown for the war's centenary. THe meadows were created by Arun District Council. Cllr Paul Wotherspoon, its cabinet member for neighbourhood services, said: "THis is a significant year, marking as it does the end of World War One in 1918. "THerefore, it is incredibly important we commemorate the centenary year with
these fantastic floral tributes." Some of the other meadows are in Marine Park Gardens, Hotham Park and Bersted Park. Middleton resident Tim Bell has a firsthand account of the war to hand. He owns several bound volumes of The War Illustrated with its eye-witness accounts of the conflict's battles. THe weekly publication of 24 pages - a picture-record of events by land, sea and air - was issued throughout the war from 1914 to 1918. Mr Bell said: "I remember buying these volumes at a fete when I was 11 and I'm now 77. I wanted to own a museum when I was younger, which is why I bought them." THe magazine, which cost 6d (2.5p), detailed the fighting a few weeks after it had taken place. Typical of the writing is this paragraph: "On this battle-front alone (Martinpuch in 1916), the Germans had about 1,000 cannon against the British, but the spirit of victory was so hot in our men that their officers had difficulty in keeping them back." Ten bound volumes of The War Illustrated were published. Volunteers at a Bognor Regis charity shop have transformed one of its windows into a First World War tribute. Among the eye-catching items in the Salvation Army outlet in the Queensway is a dress made of red cardboard poppies. Mary Sullivan stitched all the several hundred poppies on to a clothes dummy.
f The parade before last year's service
ar Illustrated his copies of The W th wi ll Be m Ti f
f The poppy dress and its creator, Mary Sullivan
f Staff and volunteers at the Salvation Army shop with their tribute window
f Cllr Jan Rufey with grand-daughter, Charlotte Ferrier, four
` Traffic calming A BOGNOR REGIS resident was treated for minor injuries after a fatal collision this week. THe individual was one of two people in a Toyota Avensis car who were taken to St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, for treatment along with the car's passenger. Emergency services were called at 7.45am on Tuesday to the twocar collision on the A285 south of Duncton. A Vauxhall Corsa was involved as well as the Toyota. THe Corsa driver, a 23-year-old Billingshurst man, was pronounced dead at the scene. Sgt Vicki Rees, of Sussex Police, said: "We are appealing to anyone who was driving in the area this morning who saw what happened to contact us online - sussex.police. uk - quoting Operation Hingham."
` Town's weather FREEZING weather arrived in Bognor Regis last month. THe last day of October saw the thermometer dip to -0.3C in the weather station in town resident Andrew Goodwill's garden in contrast to the weather on the 24th at 23.6C. THe total rainfall was 54.9mm and the windiest day was the 19th at just over 15mph.
` Tackling beggars INCREASED reporting of aggressive begging in Bognor Regis town centre has been received by police. Anyone who encounters anti-social behaviour from rough sleepers should contact police.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Call for safety DANGEROUS conditions along one of the busiest roads in Bognor Regis must be tackled, councillors have demanded. THey have called for action to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians in Longford Road. THeir comments were prompted by a reported accident last weekend when a car collided with the frontage of one of the terraced houses on the road’s western side at its northern end. District and county councillor Francis Oppler said: “THis is the third time this has happened. “About eight or nine years ago, I asked for something in front of the houses. I was very firmly told by the county council that it was almost impossible to put traffic calming there. “THe emergency services and the bus company would put in objections. I will raise the issue again because of what has happened but, clearly, something needs to be done to protect pedestrians and, particularly, the residents.” As reported, Cllr Oppler succeeded in getting the county council to install nine bollards at the road’s southern end to stop illegal and dangerous parking on the pavement and double yellow lines. But he said a call for a one-way system along Longford Road should be treated with caution. THe idea was raised about 11-12 years ago but failed to be brought in because of the opposition in nearby roads like Annandale Avenue and Victoria Drive. “I supported it but I did not fully appreciate the affect it would have on those roads. “Clearly, something has to be done for Longford Road but only after looking into it carefully and understanding more
about the knock-on impact to other residents. “I’m always willing to look at options and speak to officers but we could be on a hiding to nothing because the residents were angry and they had a point.” Cllr Steve Goodheart said: “I used to live with my parents in the northern end of Longford Road. It’s that end which basically gets hit, as you noticed this weekend. “My parents’ property was struck at least three times. I had two vehicles written off over a two-year period. All because there was too much traffic going down that road too fast. “THere has been talk about bringing in a one-way system. I would like to talk about that—not just for Longford Road bit coming into Bognor Regis on the other side of the railway line. “So, we give the residents in that area a much better quality of life.” Cllr Jan Cosgrove (L, Orchard), whose ward includes Longford Road, said more bollards should be installed opposite those recently put in. “It would be really good to do that. THere would be a lot of support for it in the area,” he said. District councillor Paul Wells said: “THe road has become extremely dangerous. THere is no parking there because of bad planning policies, with houses of multiple occupation and putting up flats where the garage used to be. “It has been completely disastrious for Longford Road in the way it has been developed in the last 20 years.” He called for talks for Network Rail about a bus layby on the station forecourt to move the southbound bus stop off the road.
Did you know that you can now book your routine and emergency appointments online via our website?
f Ben Barnes
Ben is a top cadet SEA CADET Ben Barnes has been awarded the highest accolade a junior member of the organisation can receive. Ben was presented with the Commodore's Broad Pennant for his outstanding efforts in the organisation in Bognor Regis. THe Broad Pennant is awarded to junior Sea Cadets who not only complete all four of their training modules but put in a lot of dedication, regular attendance and extra commitment to achieve that goal. A statement from the Sea Cadets said: "Ben is a cadet with TS Sir Alec Rose,
the local Sea Cadet unit in Bognor Regis, and has achieved the honour by gaining all four module badges, which include the badges for water sports and for community work, over the past 18 months." Sea Cadets is a national youth charity, working with 14,000 young people aged between 10 and 18 years across the UK. THey attend 400 units around England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Bermuda which are run by 9,000 volunteers. Cadets follow similar rates and ranks, traditions, values and ethos as the Royal Navy.
53-57 Felpham Road, Felpham, Bognor Regis, PO22 7NY firstname.lastname@example.org 01243 822040
To book online, please visit www.summerleydentalpractice.co.uk
SOUTHâ€™S PREMIER OAK FURNITURE STOCKIST
WESSEX RANGE . . . .
100% Solid oak throughout! No veneers Fully dovetailed drawers Choice of handles
DELIVERED FREE WITHIN 7 DAYS [ 60+ MILE RADIUS]
Large collection of rugs, mirrors, wall clocks/art in stock! Main showroom & Distribution
Units 5-6 Terminus Mill, Terminus Road, Chichester PO19 8UN (near Cineworld)
01903 774985 127 The Street, Rustington, BN16 3DN (Next to Costa)
Buy with confidence. Members of
Browse online at
AMPLE FREE PARKING AT BOTH STORES | f FIND US ON FACEBOOK
R AMPS FOR WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
LEVEL ACCESS SHOWERS
GR AB R AILS
BATH LIF TS
COMFORT HEIGHT TOILETS
MOBILIT Y ACCESSORIES
Adapting Homes for Improved Mobility and Accessibility
At Perennial Health, we have a respectful and dedicated team of professionals who offer exceptional knowledge and extended years of experience caring for those with limited mobility.
● ● ●
We have experts at hand to assess your mobility requirements & specialise in providing solutions that are as stylish as they are practical.
● ● ● ● ● ●
Existing bathroom to wet-room conversions Walk-in showers & wet-rooms tailored to meet your needs and budget Full bathroom mobility enablement Access ramps Free no obligation home assessment Full detailed pre-install survey Fully project managed dedicated installation team 2-year installation guarantee on all adaptations All tiling, electrics, plumbing requirements covered Bathing enabling equipment Work closely with occupational therapists
Act now! Visit www.perennialhealth.co.uk or call us on 01243 858466 Global Point, Steyning Way, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO22 9SB | Email: email@example.com
Friday, November 9, 2018
Plans for city college merger BY KELLY WICKHAM firstname.lastname@example.org A MERGER between the Chichester College Group and Worthing College is being considered. THe consultation launched on THursday, November 1, will run until Monday, December 3, and sets out the planned vision for the merger. THis will enable members of the public and stakeholders to review the proposal and have their say. Chichester College Group includes Chichester College, Crawley College and Brinsbury. Paul Riley, principal at Worthing College, said: "I firmly believe this merger is in the very best interests of our students, staff and the wider community we serve. "It will enable the college to grow and develop, ensuring the people of Worthing will continue to enjoy access to a college which provides high quality education for many years to come. "THe merger will mean we will be able to provide more learning opportunities to students of all ages and learning abilities. "THey will have access to a broader range of courses, including A-levels, apprenticeships, vocational qualifications and higher education. THis is an exciting time for Worthing College." Shelagh Legrave, chief executive of the Chichester College Group, said: "We are delighted by the prospect of welcoming Worthing College into our group. "We will be working together to deliver excellence not only to our learners and staff, but also to business and to the local
communities that we serve. "It is vital that we are able to keep pace with the changing needs of industry, and I believe this merger will allow the group to do this. "We will be able to work more closely with a wider range of business to ensure we are developing and delivering courses and training which meets their needs. "We believe the group has the potential
to support economic growth, job creation and skills development in our region." Worthing College announced its intention to merge with the Chichester College Group in July, with the aim of completing the merger by the end of March, 2019. Once the consultation closes, responses will be collated and the outcome published in due course.
A copy of the consultation document can be viewed at: worthing.ac.uk/ mergerconsultation which includes information about how to share your views. Alternatively, email: email@example.com or write to Clerk of the Corporation, Worthing College, 1 Sanditon Way, Worthing, BN14 9FD.
f Chichester College
` Car crime surge THIEVES are targeting vehicles in rural car parks around Chichester and Bognor Regis. THe number of thefts being reported from the sites and laybys in remote sites has soared 44 per cent in recent months in the Chichester area. In the Walberton area, which includes Slindon, thefts have surged by 20 to 36 in the year to September 30. Acting Inspector Danny West, of Sussex Police, told councillors: "THere is a professional gang from out of the area who are targeting rural car parks and this, unfortunately, includes Slindon as well. "THey are breaking into cars on the basis that every tenth one will give them something of value." He said the remote location of the sites made it hard for the police to stop the criminals. "THey are using stolen cars with stolen number plates," he said. He urged motorists to ensure they took all their valuables with them when they parked their vehicles. Overall vehicle crime in the Arun district in the year to the end of September 30 dropped by 68 incidents to 699. Police have responded with Operation Mini, aimed at thwarting thefts and catching those responsible. PC Kieron Morgan, from Chichester police, said: "THeft from cars is a perennial problem but efforts have been, and are being, made to deter and detect this type of criminality."
Come and see us in our Bognor Regis Office! Bring in your stories and adverts. We will be happy to see you. We are interested in your local news and our newspaper campaigns are affordable and tailored to suit the budget of every advertiser. We support local companies and have a fantastic in-house team of experienced photographers, journalists and designers to help promote your business! We are open on weekdays from 9am to 5pm.
BP CP Local news | Lifestyle | Entertainment | Business | Advertising | Sport | Politics | Community | Jobs Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com | Tel: 01243 908506
63 London Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 1DF
Find us on
Friday, November 9, 2018
Poppies help remind those with dementia BY KELLY WICKHAM firstname.lastname@example.org A SPECIAL remembrance service was held on Friday at the Tangmere dementia hub. A military reminiscence group for people living with dementia and their carers, held the remembrance service to commemorate the end of World War One. THe British Forces Veterans Group meets every fortnight at Sage House. Members are ex-British Forces veterans either living with dementia, or they are the carers or family of someone living with dementia. THe group took part in a special remembrance service led by Military Padre David Poulter. He spoke about the significance of the poppy and how it came to symbolise the remembrance of the fallen in World War One. THe group wore their regimental badges and medals together with their poppies and one veteran, Bob McKinnon, brought a specially made photo book of his time in the army – a memento to share with the group. Commemorative World War One poems were read out, including one especially written by a Sage House member of staff, Teresa Harrison-Best, called To Remember is To Honour. THe group also watched a recording of the Remembrance Service from the
Royal Albert Hall and held the two minutes' silence. A special part of the session was the unveiling of THe Sage House poppy painting. THis has been created by an art group who attend Sage House. Individual poppies were painted by people living with dementia and their carers. Staff and volunteers also contributed to the poppy painting. THe group’s tutor, David Shannon, then used each poppy to create a montage – a field of poppies with the white cliffs of Dover, and warships and planes in the background. THis is a very striking piece of art which combines the work of everyone at Sage House and brings together all of Sage House in remembrance. David Shannon then spoke about the painting and his experience of how the Australians remember World War One. In the Commonwealth Nations the end of the war was commemorated in 1919 as many soldiers did not return home until then. Consequently, Australia will remember the centenary on November 11, 2019. In time for the commemorations, a British Legion silent silhouette of a World War One soldier is also up outside Sage House, and can be seen from the main road. THis has kindly been sponsored by Tangmere Parish Council. It was moving for the veterans remembering those who served before them, as well as comrades who served with them and those who served since. THis was a special event for the veterans
f Bob McKinnon group. However, the group meets regularly each fortnight and reminisce about their time in the forces. Most importantly, it provides an opportunity to meet other people in the local area which reduces isolation and loneliness. THe charity is currently looking for military memorabilia and people to talk about the Army, Navy and RAF. Sage House is the first of its kind in the UK, which brings all dementia services under one roof for people living with dementia and their families and carers – day care, community care, the NHS memory assessment service, social
f The Sage House Poppy Painting activities, health and wellbeing services, dementia information and advice, and a community cafe. THe support services are provided by local charity Dementia Support, within Sage House. THey are available for people living in
the Chichester, Bognor Regis, Arundel, Selsey, Witterings, Emsworth, Midhurst and Petworth areas. If you would like further information about Sage House, please call the office on: 01243 888691 or email: info@ dementia-support.org.uk
Introductory Offer Pre-loaded With £2.50
THE PICTUREDROME PRIVILEGE CARD
The loyalty card that saves you money!
For every £1 you spend with us on any purchase you get 2.5 pence cash value back on the card Purchase either online or at the cinema for £2.50
51 Canada Grove, Bognor Regis PO21 1DW
Tel 01243 841015
Friday, November 9, 2018
Blind football led by university BY KELLY WICKHAM email@example.com RESEARCH on blind football will be performed by the University of Chichester. THe university has been chosen to lead innovative research into a developing a sports-specific classification system for blind football. Experts from the university were selected to carry out the project by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) to allow the sport to meet the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) classification code and international standards. Chichester was chosen from 12 universities to lead the assignment. Dr Oliver Runswick, a senior lecturer in sport and exercise psychology at the University of Chichester’s Institute of Sport, will lead the research alongside five experts from the fields of sports science, physiology, and optometry. He said: “We are delighted to have been selected from a number of strong applications to take the lead on this project. “It’s fantastic to be involved with a project that can have a real and positive impact on the sport. “We look forward to working closely with IBSA and colleagues from IPC’s visual impairment research centre to achieve this.” THe IBSA received funding from the IPC for the project which will not only establish the minimum impairment criteria but provide a validated set of tests of performance suitable for future work.
THe research is expected to take between two to four years and will be split into three phases. Stage one will involve consultation and surveys of athletes, coaches, and administrators from five-a-side football. THe second phase will involve developing performance tests that reflect elements of football likely to be impacted by a visual impairment. In the third and final stage researchers will simulate different type of impairments in sighted footballers to determine the minimum level of impairment for blind football. THe project will involve the IPC’s visual impairment research centre, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and an expert from vision and hearing sciences at Anglia Ruskin University. IBSA blind football chairman Ulrich Pfisterer said: “I would like to thank Dr Runswick and the other experts for submitting a strong research proposal for this important area. “It is truly a collaborative effort being carried out by some of the world’s leading institutions. “We are very interested to see their research unfold over the coming years to create a robust set of proposals for how classification in blind football can be improved.” For more about the IBSF blind football research project visit: ibsasport.org For more about lead researcher Dr Oliver Runswick and his work in sport and exercise psychology at the University of Chichester go to: chi. ac.uk/sport
f University of Chichester will lead the research
` Passengers' survey BUS USERS around Bognor Regis and Chichester have just over a week to make their views known about some services. A West Sussex County Council survey into the future of the routes it subsidises ends on November 18. More than 1,000 passengers have had their say to date. But a council spokesman said it was keen to receive comments from as many people as possible. “We want to understand the impact for passengers and others if any potential changes are made to supported bus services in the future. “Most routes in West Sussex are operated by bus companies on a commercial basis and these are not part of the survey. However, some routes receive a subsidy from the county council to help them run," he said. Comments to: westsussex.gov.uk/buses or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01243 642015 for paper copies. THey are also available at libraries.
` Chichester Probus
f Dr Oliver Runswick
MEMBERS are being sought for a special club in Chichester. THe Chichester and District Probus Club exists to promote friendship among retired and semi-retired professional business people. It also provides social contact for partners and guests with regular walks, visits and entertainment. THe club meets every month at the Chichester Park Hotel for lunch and a talk is given on a wide number of topics by local experts. Chichester Probus is a friendly club and welcomes new members. Anyone interested should phone Barry Brooks on 01243 262444.
Sight & Sound
OPTICIANS & HEARING AID AUDIOLOGISTS We are a friendly, family run opticians and hearing care practice . . .
. . .
Free Hearing Test & Consultation Private Hearing Aids Ear Wax Removal 0 Day money back guarantee Hearing Protection Friendly, professional, personal advice
" Please ask about our interest free options on hearing aids."
5 High Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1RQ | Tel: 01243 823144 | www.sightandsound.org.uk | f @EyesEarsBognor
Friday, November 9, 2018
Slimline Samantha is facing healthier future f L-r: Peter Turner, Phil Turner & Philip Turner Snr
Postal service is first class boost AWARD-WINNING baker Phil Turner has found a new way to earn a crust in Bognor Regis and Chichester. He has launched a UK delivery service for Turner's Pies. THe scheme has proved a first class success. Orders have been received from Ilfracombe to Inverness. THe stamp of approval for the firm's handmade tasty treats has delighted Phil, its managing director. THe company has been based in Hawthorn Road, Bognor Regis, for decades and has branched out to Chichester, Rustington and Worthing in recent years. But Phil realised people were travelling miles to stock up on products such as the steak and ale pie which
won the supreme champion award at a national pie competition earlier this year. He said: "THe pies by post service is a natural progression for our business given that we know demand is there in spite of the geographical position of the core of our set-up. "THe feedback is encouraging with more than a few customers telling us it is first class. THat said, we are listening to the pie-lovers of our region, too, and have recently opened a new shop in Worthing." Once orders are received for delivery, the pies are freshly baked and sent on an overnight courier. Phil is a third generation at the baker, which dates back to 1933.
A WALBERTON diabetic has taken control of her condition by losing weight. Samantha Page has changed her relationship with food for good after she was diagnosed with the blood sugar problem. She has lost 36 pounds in weight this year and lowered her body mass index of her weight to her height to slow down the onset of her latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA). Mum-of-one Samantha, 28, said: "From the moment I was diagnosed with LADA, everything changed.
"I had to rethink a lot of the foods I was eating and knew that the progression of my condition could be slowed down if I became healthier and lowered my BMI." Samantha was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes last November to leave her feeling low about her health and weight. THe diagnosis was changed several weeks later to LADA. THis is a form of childhood type 1 diabetes that appears later on in life and is slower to develop than the regular type 1 version. LADA can initially be treated with tablets but insulin injections are the
only long-term treatment as well as monitoring to detect any complications. Samantha decided to join WW and, after losing two-and-a-half stone, she is feeling the benefits. Among them is having more energy to play with her son. "I'm healthier and fitter all round and, although my form of diabetes cannot be reversed, losing weight has helped me to take control of it and help slow down its progression," she said. Her WW wellness coaches, Sarah Bell and Victoria Redden, have described Samantha as an inspiration.
f Samantha Page before and after her weight loss
Friday, November 9, 2018
November 9, 2018 THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (PG) FRI: 1PM, 3.30PM, 6PM SAT & SUN: 11.45AM, 5.30PM MON: 3.15PM, 5.45PM TUES & WED: 3PM, 5.30PM THUR: 12.30PM, 3PM, 5.30PM
SMALLFOOT (U) SAT & SUN: 12PM
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY FRIDAY: 8PM SAT & SUN: 7.45PM MON - WED: 2PM THUR: 12.15PM
ROYAL BALLET: LA BAYADERE (LIVE)
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (12A)
THE GRINCH (U)
FRI: 2.30PM, 5.15PM, 8.30PM SAT & SUN: 11.15AM, 2PM, 5PM, 8.30PM MON: 1PM, 5.30PM, 8.30PM TUES & WED:12.45PM, 5.15PM, 8.15PM (12A) THUR: 3.15PM, 5.45PM, 8.15PM
FRI:1.30PM, 4.30PM, 7.30PM SAT/SUN:2.30PM, 5.45PM, 8.15PM MON:1.45PM, 4.45PM, 8.15PM TUES/WED: 1PM, 4PM, 8PM THUR: 2.15PM, 5.15PM, 7.45PM
SAGE FEMME (12A) MON: 8PM
Plus What's On
Your FREE weekly entertainment guide
MIDNIGHT PREMIER 16 NOV: 00.05AM (FRI) DOORS OPEN: 11.45PM 15TH (THUR)
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (12A) THUR: 8.30PM
RSC LIVE: TROILUS AND CRESSIDA WED: 7PM
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD (15) SAT & SUN: 2.45PM
The Grinch You're A Despicable One, Mr Grinch
Release date: 7 November Director: Julius Avery Starring: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbæk Genre: Action, Horror, War
Release date: 6 November Director: Steve McQueen Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
WITH only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazioccupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion's success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen in this thrilling, pulse-pounding action adventure with a twist.
FROM the Academy-Award-winning director of 12 Years A Slave, Steve McQueen, and cowriter and bestselling author of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn, comes a blistering, modernday thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion, and corruption. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, Widows is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities who take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
f The Grinch The Grinch Release date: 9 November Directors: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury
Living a solitary life on Mt Crumpet with his loyal dog, Max, THe Grinch avoids human contact whenever possible. But each year, his quiet life is disrupted by the Christmas celebrations in the nearby town of Whoville. When he learns of their plans to make the festivities three times bigger this year, THe Grinch realises he has only one choice – he must steal Christmas!
FOR their eighth fully-animated feature, the despicable minds behind Minions bring their trademark zany, cross-generational humour to a fresh take on Dr Seuss' classic tale of How THe Grinch Stole Christmas.
Benedict Cumberbatch lends his dulcet tones to star as the green grumpster, and he's joined by Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury, Pharrell Williams, Keenan (of Keenan and Kel) THompson, and all-new jingles from Tyler, the Creator.
`"Nothing says Christmas like a sixfoot green curmudgeon who dislikes people, hates festive cheer, and plans to steal Christmas."
Friday, November 9, 2018
Shows & Events YOUR GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON To promote your event email us at: email@example.com or phone: 01243 908506
EXHIBITIONS CLARENCE WHAITE AND GILLIAN WHAITE – FATHER AND DAUGHTER Until Sunday, November 18, 10am until 4.30pm Free entry Address: Oxmarket Centre of Arts, St Andrew's Court, off East Street, Chichester PO19 1PH Tel: 01243 779103 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.oxmarket.com MERVYN GOODE
Until Sunday, November 18, 10am - 4.30pm Free entry Address: Oxmarket Centre of Arts, St Andrew's Court, off East Street, Chichester PO19 1PH Tel: 01243 779103 Email: email@example.com www.oxmarket.com KATHERINE WEBBER Until Sunday, November 18, 10am - 4.30pm Free entry Address: Oxmarket Centre of Arts, St Andrew's Court, off East Street, Chichester PO19 1PH Tel: 01243 779103 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.oxmarket.com
MUSIC MACMILLAN CHARITY CONCERT Friday, November 9, 2018, 7.30pm Tickets £15 Address: THe Fishbourne Centre, Blackboy Lane, Fishbourne, Chichester PO18 8BE Tel: 07716 012134 Email: email@example.com TREVOR JOHN BAND Saturday, November 10, 8pm Tickets £10 Address: THe Chichester Inn, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RP Tel: 01243 783185
THE WATSONS until Saturday, December 1 Tickets from £20 Address: Chichester Festival THeatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP Tel: 01243 781312 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.cft.org.ukk
OUR LOCAL LADS IN WORDS AND MUSIC Saturday, November 10, 7.30pm Tickets £10 Address: Eastergate Village Hall, Chichester PO20 3XA Tel: 01243 553995 or 07768 998092
CHICHESTER CITY HIGHLIGHTS WALK Every Sunday, 11.30am Tickets £6 each Address: Cathedral Bell Tower, West Street PO19 1RP Tel:01243 850 533 www.chtg.co.uk
ROBIN WINDSOR - THE ALL FUN FAREWELL TOUR Saturday, November 10, 7.30pm Tickets: VIP £48.50, standard £28.50, concs £26.50 Address: Alexandra THeatre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1BL Tel: 01243 861010 www.alexandratheatre.co.uk
gET NOTICED! Why not promote your event in our What’s On Guide? Call our sales team 01243 908506 or email email@example.com
ALADDIN: THE PANTOMIME Friday, November 30 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Tickets from £12 Address: Pavilion THeatre, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PX Tel: 01903 206 206 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
WISH WE WERE PINK FLOYD PLUS LASER SHOW Saturday, November 10, 7.30pm Tickets £20 Address: Chichester Assembly Room, THe Council House, North Street, Chichester PO19 1LQ www.wegottickets.com SCREENING OF LA BAYADERE Tuesday, November 13, 7.15pm Tickets £15 each Address: Picturedrome, 51 Canada Grove, Bognor Regis PO21 1DW Tel: 01243 841015 www.picturedromebognor.com CHOIRFEST AT CHRISTMAS Sunday, November 25, at 7.30pm Tickets: £8.50 Address: Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1BL Tel: 01243 861010 www.alexandratheatre.co.uk
BOGNOR REGIS SUGARCRAFT GUILD XMAS FAIR Saturday, November 10, 10am - 12.30pm Free entry Address: Bognor Regis Methodist Church hall, Waterloo Square, Bognor Regis PO21 1ST Tel: 07968 847167 MIDDLETON ON SEA WI COFFEE MORNING Saturday, November 10, 10am until 11.30am Entry 50p Address: Jubilee Hall, Elmer Road, Middleton-onSea PO22 6EH www.thewi.org.uk. MAXIMO DIEGO PUJOL Sunday, November 11, 7.30pm Tickets £10, non-members £15 Address: Regis Recital Hall, 46 Sudley Road, Bognor Regis PO21 1ER Tel: 01243 866462 www.westsussexguitar.org SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AND RECONCILIATION Sunday, November 11, 3.30pm Free entry Address: Chichester Cathedral, THe Royal Chantry, Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester PO19 1PX www.chichestercathedral.org.uk
Please email your events at least one week prior to publication to email@example.com
Friday, November 9, 2018
CHICHESTER SPEAKERS FESTIVAL Friday, November 16, to Saturday, November 17, 10am onwards Single tickets £12.50 for each individual talk or £65 for a festival pass Address: THe Assembly Rooms, North Street, Chichester PO19 1LQ Tel: 0333 666 3366 www.chichesterspeakersfestival.com FRANCESCA BEARD: POST TRUTH APOCALYPSE Saturday, November 17, 7.30pm Tickets £12.50, £11.50 concessions Address: THe Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, Havant PO9 1BS Tel: 023 9247 2700 www.thespring.co.uk LEARNING WITH LUKE Saturday, November 17, 1.30pm-5pm Tickets £7.50 per person, with a limited number of free tickets available for 16-18 year olds. Address: Chichester Cathedral, THe Royal Chantry, Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester PO19 1PX Tel: 01243 816525 www.chichestercathedral.org.uk WEAVING WORKSHOP Saturday, November 17, 10.30 – 12.30, Price: £15 Address: Copthorne Caravan Park, Rose Green Road, Bognor PO21 3ER Ruth@street-country.com FREE HELP AND ADVICE DROP IN SESSION – FOR DYSLEXIA, DYSPRAXIA & DYSCALCULIA Saturday, November 17, 9am - 12pm Free Address: Chichester Library, Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QJ Tel: 07787 127771 www.a-new-way.co.uk
LADIES OF THE BLUES Monday, November 19, 7.30pm Tickets £10 Address: Komedia Brighton, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UN Tel: 01472 349222 www.solidentertainments.com LADIES OF THE BLUES Monday, November 19, 7.30pm Tickets £10 Address: Komedia Brighton, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UN Tel: 01472 349222 www.solidentertainments.com
Sing a Song for Christmas Get into the Christmas spirit
and improve your health and well-being by joining MAKING YOUR MARK - FREE UKELELE SESSIONS Wednesday, November 21, 10.30am - 12pm Free Address: Bognor Youth and Community Centre, Westloats Lane, Bognor Regis PO21 5JZ Tel: 07751 594285 PETWORTH’S ROYAL ACAMEDICIANS Unil Friday, November 30, and Wednesday, January 2, to Monday, March 25, 10am - 5pm Tickets: £15 per adult, £7.50 per child Address: Petworth House, Church Street, Petworth GU28 0AE Tel: 01798 343929 www.nationaltrust.org.uk CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE Saturday, December 1, 10am Free entry Address: Bognor Regis Baptist Church, 73 Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis PO21 2DT Tel: 01243 821891
Arun A Cappella
as we prepare for Christmas!! Come along to our free 6 week sessions Every Monday 15 October - 19 November 7.30 - 9.00pm At Jubilee Hall, off Chalcraft Lane, North Bersted, Bognor Regis PO21 5TU and join us in our Christmas events programme Open to all women aged 16 and over More information – 01243 826448 or Arunacappella@gmail.com
MONTY NEEDS YOUR HELP! The Chichester Post is helping Monty the dog with his new campaign! The Mount Noddy mascot is calling on local children to help paint, hide and find special stones for the animal charity for their Christmas event. Monty is asking children to paint ‘bones’ (stones) for him with a dog on, with the hashtag: #rspcamountnoddy and hide them around the local area. Keep your eyes peeled for these hidden treasures, take a photo and hide them again. Upload them to social media using the hashtag! Santa In A Camper Christmas Fayre will take place on Saturday, December 1, at the animal centre in Eartham between 11am and 3pm.
PostNewspapers working in partnership with
MOUNT NODDY BLACKMILL LANE, CHICHESTER, PO18 0LL
www.rspca.org.uk T: 01243 773359 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fitted Furniture Displays
Designer Tiles in Store
New Kitchen Display
The recent addition of a large Kitchen Showroom, a Tile Studio & heaps more Bathroom displays means we now have everything youâ€™ll need to make your home beautiful â€Ś & all in one place! Either to fit yourself, use your own fitter, or make the most of our Install Service.
If you have a DIY project coming up and are struggling to find a style, colours & products to suit you, then why not pop in & let one of our design team help you put ideas together to create your perfect home.
24-26 Queensway Bognor Regis 01243 869966 www.coastline-interiors .co.uk
The Affordable Quality German Kitchen Largest German kitchen retailer in the U.K Supply only or fully installed Free design service Factory built rigid carcases Finance options available Award winning Designers with over 20 years experience Kütchenhaus Chichester 5-7 Ambassador’s House, Crane Street, Chichester, PO19 1LL 01243 780087 email@example.com
For more detailed information about kütchenhaus kitchens: www.kutchenhaus.co.uk
Limited stock AVAILABLE!
£289 WAS £599
£499 HSC574W Static fridge freezer with 10 year parts warranty
QWG472W 12 place setting dish washer with 8 programs A++ with 5 year parts & labour warranty
KN34NNW30G frost free fridge freezer with airflow
£199 £429 DSD60SS 60cm Dual fuel double oven cooker in silver
£599 FCP403X Built-in single oven with minute minder
HBM13B251B Built-In double wall oven in stainless steel finish
£299 £299 ESGL62W 6kg 1200 spin washing machine A+++ with 5 year parts & labour warranty
Today I a this from th Winchester. modelling s lap top alon done, and d with wi-fi (a the woods. I decided the car, and I have neve would high time of yea some photo justice. Its o stand in th believe the THe forest i centre, its l colours goin a real feast f I never tak granted, and
With succe body, t
SUPPLIERS OF BIG BRAND NAMES
DHL14102D3 10kg 1400 Spin washing machine, A+++
FREE local delivery within the Bognor Area Friendly and experienced staff Installation & disposal service available Same day local delivery Fast local delivery on most items A wide choice of brands
Call 01243 842024 | 70-72 London Road, Bognor Regis PO21 1PT | www.applianceslocal.com
pos m th ab
Friday, November 9, 2018
Health & Wellbeing
by Denise Kelly
Tree-rific naturally good health benefits Today I am lucky enough to be writing this from the Blackwood forest, just outside Winchester. My son is on location for a modelling shoot for the day, so I bought my lap top along as there is always work to be done, and discovered a beautiful little cafe with wi-fi (always a bonus!) in the middle of the woods. I decided to go for a walk first after parking the car, and it was breathtakingly stunning. I have never visited this forest before, but I would highly recommend, particularly this time of year if you have never been. I took some photos but they really do not do it justice. Its one of those moments where you stand in the middle of nature and cannot believe the natural colours surrounding you. THe forest is Hugh, so when you are in the centre, its literally a never ending wave of colours going further than the eye can see. Its a real feast for the eyes. I never take these sort of surroundings for granted, and it just makes you realise all the
reasons we need these magnificent trees to be protected more than ever. From a nutrition view point, trees, have deep roots that can bring up nutrients from deep down in the soil. In addition, their decomposing leaves become a free source of nutrient-rich compost. An over-abundance of short root
Health is your
...and should be your Number 1 Priority!
Without good health you will struggle in every aspect of your life. If you want energy and success, looking after yourself is essential. Don’t wait for something to go wrong with your body, and especially don’t suffer in silence. The body has the ability to heal... given the right tools. Getting your own personalised Nutrition Health Plan could change your life.
Get your two hour, in depth health check TODAY at:
No. 1 Harley Street, Marylebone, London W1G 9QD OR
The Lindy Griffiths and Associates Clinic, Main Road, Bosham, West Sussex PO18 8EH Nutritionist and fitness expert, Denise Kelly, is based in West Sussex and London. Her passion for helping people restore their vitality and wellbeing is truly inspiring. She writes and delivers health seminars all over the world and has been seeing clients in private clinics for over 10 years. Denise says,
“As an added tool, to help my consultations to be as in-depth as possible, I choose to work with an Asyra testing machine which allows me to see clearly into a patients wellbeing, and reveals all sorts of things about a persons individual health. Not only can it be accurate about health, blood, organs etc it can detect emotions too, which have just as big an impact on our health as the food we eat, and environment we live in. I treat the body as a whole and believe that we all have the ability to heal and be the best we can be.”
Consultation fee £250.00 - duration 2 hrs Follow up consultation fee £120 - duration 1 hr Denise Kelly: 07730671436 - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.denisekelly.co.uk
If you think about how it all started… from a tiny seed mixed with sunlight and water a tree, such as the California Redwood, can grow as tall as 40ft in just 20 years.
vegetation causes nutrients to actually wash out of the soil. THis is a particular problem in places where you get a lot of rain (e.g. here in Britain) which results in the soil becoming acidic and less productive. So for this basic reason, we need our trees! Also, shrubs and under-storey plants such as blueberries, hazel and willow grow best in woodland areas. Meanwhile, many species of fungi, such as truffles, only grow in symbiosis with specific trees. Trees also provide food, habitat and shelter for birds and countless other critters as well as fungi, lichen and microorganisms. In general, the older the tree and the older the forest, the greater the biodiversity there will be. Trees do an amazing job of absorbing air pollution in cities too. THere are several reports from the woodlands trust, that identifies which trees are best for the job. Unfortunately, urban trees have a much shorter lifespan than their rural cousins. Once again, trees selflessly helping us out. Of course, the one thing we all know is that trees provide shade from sun, and shelter from wind and rain. In urban areas, they cut down on the heat island effect and reduce the need for air conditioning. THis will also help reduce carbon emissions which is known as a positive feedback mechanism. Maybe not always grown in this country, but trees provide us with so many delicious foods. THink about Lemons, oranges, olives, apples, mangoes, chocolate, pears, coconuts, cherries, maple syrup, almonds, hazelnuts, papayas, walnuts….just a tiny slice of what’s on offer from nature’s tree buffet. Not only do they give us food, but they also give us medicine too. So many medicines come from trees, either directly or in their derivative form. One every day example that I am sure most people are familiar with is aspirin (salicylic acid) from willow bark. THey also help increase resilience. Greater biodiversity increases resilience to pests, diseases and non-native species as well as climate change. THink about the animals that live in a forest. Grazing stock and red deer do better in woodland
than on open hills as they have shelter and more grazing opportunities, helping them to breed better and live longer. And what about the carbon and oxygen levels? Roughly 50 per cent of the dry weight of a tree is carbon. If we want to reduce atmospheric C02 we should be cutting emissions from fossil fuels, stopping the destruction of old growth forests and planting as many trees as we possibly can. Regarding oxygen, we’ve all heard the expression, ‘the Amazon is the lungs of our planet’. Some creatures, such as giant bugs back in the Carboniferous Period, thrive in a carbon rich atmosphere. Humans, on the other hand, are partial to a little more oxygen! Trees breathe out, we breathe in, we breathe out, trees breathe in…its so beautiful. If you think about how it all started… from a tiny seed mixed with sunlight and water a tree, such as the California Redwood, can grow as tall as 40ft in just 20 years. Iconic trees such as the baobob, banyan, Joshua tree, mangrove and Scots pine increase the richness of our planet and fire our imaginations and help to feed our bodies. Trees also have played an important role in the world’s myths and legends. THe Buddha was supposed to gain enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. A big old oak in Sherwood Forest was said to be home to Robin Hood and his band of men and the rowan tree is said to ward off evil spirits in the Gaelic world. From a general health perspective, there have been numerous studies, which prove what most of us instinctively feel: walking in a woodland reduces depression, anxiety and high blood pressure. So what are you waiting for? Denise Kelly is a passionate and motivated 'health expert/nutritionist'. Her company is called DK - The Wellbeing company and represents all things health and fitness.
07730671436 denise@thewellbeingcompanyltd. com www.denisekelly.co.uk
Friday, November 9, 2018
Peach of a wine is good value for quality tipple Martin Lury Our very own bon vivant gets to grips with all the best buys email@example.com AS rockets diminish in the early November sky, I move on from the winter warmers of last week to six wines available at good old Sainsbury’s to adorn your wine rack. I begin with a 2017 La Luciana Araldica Gavi on sale for £7.50. Gavi is produced in the misty hills of Italy’s Piemonte region and the Cortese grape produces crisp, floral, peachy and aromatic wines which are best enjoyed young. THis particular example oozes zesty citrus and white peach flavours and would be an ideal apéritif! For an outlay of £8.75. the 2015 Signé Montagny, pale green gold in colour, hosts lemon and mineral notes on the palate added to a touch of flint and a hint of creaminess and is a great introduction to the elegance of white burgundies without having to overstretch your finances. My final white selection is that of a 2016 McGuigan Founder’s Series Adelaide Hills Chardonnay currently on offer for £9. THe Adelaide Hills are one of the
cooler wine regions of Australia and grapes ripen in warm days in January and February, but the region generally experiences cool nights and this significant diurnal variation produces cool mean daily temperatures resulting in high quality wines. Zingy lemon and stonefruit notes characterise this lusciously creamy and
flavoursome gem! In terms of red wines, the 2014 Marqués de Montino Rioja Reserva on offer for just six readies is a bargain-buy and oozes ripe cherries and spice and is a delightful winter tipple - spice up your life (oops - reminds me of four hasbeens)! For £ 7.50, the 2018 Argentinian Santa
Julia Malbec has cherry and plum flavours to the fore with a touch of spice and is good value at this price, but my final choice takes pole position this week in the form of a 2015 DV Catena Malbec which fully justifies its twelve pounds purchase price. Just one sip can send you into
total time: 35 mins
total time: 45 mins
Autumn vegetable soup with cheesy toasts
INGREDIENTS • 1 leek, chopped quite small • 2 carrots, chopped quite small • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped • 1 potato, chopped quite small • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary • ½ tsp sugar • 410g can chickpea, drained and rinsed • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley • 2 x 400g cans chopped Italian tomato • 425ml/¾ pint vegetable stock FOR THE TOASTS: • 8 slices of baguette, cut on the diagonal • 1 garlic clove, cut in half • 50g edam, finely grated
transports of delight as this delectably smooth and subtle Malbec hits your taste buds with its black fruits, black pepper spice, hints of vanilla and a decidedly long finish - a Bordeaux-style Malbec and one to savour! Yet again Sainsbury’s fails to disappoint - à bientôt!
1. Put the vegetables into a large saucepan with the garlic, rosemary, stock and sugar. Season well, stir, bring to a simmer and cover. Cook gently for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are just tender. 2. Preheat the grill to high. Whizz the tomatoes in a food processor or blender until smooth, then tip into
the vegetables with the chickpeas and parsley. Gently heat through, stirring now and then. 3. For the toasts: rub both sides of the bread with the garlic. Grill on one side until golden, turn the bread over, cover with edam and grill until it’s bubbling. Serve at once with the piping hot soup.
INGREDIENTS • 2 tbsp cold pressed rapeseed oil • 500g chicken breasts, cut into chunks • 4 spring onions, sliced • 3 garlic cloves, grated • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated • 1 tbsp curry powder • 1 large head broccoli, cut into florets, top of stalk thinly sliced • 1 tsp soy sauce • 250ml low-fat coconut milk, plus a splash • 250ml chicken stock • 1 heaped tsp cornflour mixed with 1 tbsp hot water • 4 large handfuls kale • 4 sheets filo pastry • ½ tbsp nigella seeds
Curried chicken pie
Method 1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Pour 1 tbsp oil into a flameproof casserole dish. Add 2. the chicken, season and fry for 4-5 mins on a medium heat, turning, until lightly browned. Remove with tongs and set aside. 3. Pour another ½ tbsp oil into the casserole dish and add the spring onions. Fry gently for a couple of mins, then stir in the garlic, ginger and curry powder. Cook for 1 min, then tip the chicken back into the pan, along with the broccoli, soy sauce,
Have you got a recipe for a home-made dish you'd like us to feature? We would like a picture too! Please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
coconut milk, chicken stock and cornflour mixture. Bring to the boil, then stir in the kale. Once the kale has wilted, take the dish off the heat. 4. Mix the remaining oil with the splash of coconut milk. Unravel the pastry. Brush each sheet lightly with the oil mixture, then scrunch up and sit on top of the pie mixture. Scatter over the nigella seeds, then cook in the oven for 12 mins, or until the pastry is a deep golden brown. Leave to stand for a couple of mins before serving.
2 HOURS FREE PARKING IN BOGNOR REGIS! A £2 parking disc gives you a maximum 2 hours free parking per day in selected car parks and is valid for up to 1 year.
CAR PARKS OPERATING THE SCHEME: Fitzleet 343 Spaces and 24 Disabled Spaces Hothamton 201 Spaces plus 14 Disabled Spaces Lyon Street 61 Spaces plus 5 Disabled Spaces YOU CAN PURCHASE FROM THESE TOWN CENTRE RETAILERS Bognor Regis Town Council Clarence Road
London Road Stores London Road
The Appliances Centre London Road
Cash Converters High Street
Macari’s London Road
The Laburnum Centre Lyon Street
Heaps of PCs London Road
Mobility & Comfort Queensway
Unique Workwear London Road
Heygates Bookshop High Street
Polkadot Stripes London Road
Walsh Opticians Queensway
JD Jewellery London Road
Reynolds Furniture Store High Street
World Of Inks York Road
James Jewellery High Street
Sight & Sound High Street
London Road Coffee Shop London Road
Sussex Camera Centre High Street
Find out more www.lovebognorregis.co.uk/getting-around
Your Local Knitting & Needlecraft Shop
King Cole Funny Yummy £4.59
King Cole Tinsel Chunky 50g £2.55
DK 100g ball from £1.95
King Cole Pricewise Dk 100g ball £1.69
PLEASE ask about
Special Offer! Toy filling £3.49
our new Loyalty Card.
20% OFF King Cole Pricewise with this voucher. VALID UNTIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018
We stock Stylecraft, Robin and King Cole plus many more brands!
48 LONDON ROAD, BOGNOR REGIS, WEST SUSSEX PO21 1PU WWW.UNIQUEKNITANDSEW.CO.UK | CALL US ON 01243 826132
Friday, November 9, 2018
Community News & Views A WORLD-FAMOUS trio will be performing a commemorative concert in Bognor Regis tomorrow. THe Rosamunde Trio will present a programme at Bognor Music Club to mark the centenary of the armistice which ended the First World War. Music that will take the audience back to the conflict will be balanced by more transcedent music of beauty and hope. Lili Boulanger's elegiac trio from 1917-18 acts as a prelude to Shostakovich's powerful trio, written during the Second World War and completed in 1944. Pianists Martino Tirimo and Atsuko Kawakami will play Casella's Pages of War - a short but dramatic work from 1915. THe concert will end with Mendelssohn's trio in C minor. Music club chairman Chris Coote said: "We have been fortunate to engage such a prestigious trio for our celebrity evening. "THe day after our concert they will perform exactly the same programme at London's Kings Place to celebrate the precise day of the armistice centenary. "I have a special connection with Martino Tirimo, the trio's pianist. He has taught me in masterclasses at Morley College in London for over 30 years and has a magical touch which I only wish I could emulate to a greater extent." THe Rosamunde Trio, pictured below, was formed in 2002 and has toured extensively in the UK on more than 25 occasions. It has also performed in festivals and major venues overseas. Its members - Martino Tirimo, Ben Sayevich and Daniel Veis have each won several individual awards. THe concert is at the club's concert room at 2 Sudley Road. Entry is on the night at £15 adults and £5 students. More details from Chris Coote on 01243 773276, Helen Woods on 01243 861620 or BognorRegisMusic.org.uk
VOLUNTARY groups around Bognor Regis are flourishing, a recent survey has found. THe information gathered by Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester (VAAC) showed the majority of organisations it contacted had seen their staffing, volunteer numbers and funding stay the same or increase in the past year. A majority also reported an increase in service users, closely followed by those whose levels remained the same. THis repeated the result of the 2017 survey to mean most of them are supporting at least the same number of people with no noticeable increase in funding. But the flourishing picture was accompanied by a number of challenges - also in common with the past two surveys. Jenny Holmes, VAAC's senior admin and communications worker, said: "As in previous years, the majority of organisations reported funding and the need for more volunteers in their top three challenges. "Other challenges that were reported included the need for new members/service users and issues around the recruitment and retention of trustees." THe information gathered from the survey will be used to plan VAAC's training and events calendar for 2019 to ensure those challenging areas are included and organisations' needs are met. THe survey was carried out to gauge the health of the voluntary sector across Arun and Chichester for the third year in a row. Questions were also asked about volunteer recruitment platforms and the responses will be used to consider an alternative to the current website - doittrust.org "VAAC would like to say thank you to all of their member organisations that responded to this survey and they look forward to another year of supporting and promoting the local voluntary sector," Mrs Holmes added.
GHOSTLY goings on around Chichester were relayed to a group of brave walkers. 'Ghost hunters' Julia Macfarlane, Becky Brooke and Caroline Travis kept the 31 people entertained with light-hearted tales of spooky happenings in the city. THe ticketed one-off event to celebrate halloween was held by members of Bognor Regis Write Club to support the Cancerwise charity. THey included new stories uncovered this year such as the unexplained happenings which are said to be occurring in Prezzo's and the ghosts of 'Reg' and Mary' still said to be active in the city centre shops. Several of those who went along wore fancy dress to get into the spirit of the occasion. Julia said: "I hope people enjoyed themselves. We are very proud of our city centre, its historic past, and its resident ghosts." Emmo Neno organised the event for Cancerwise. She was delighted by the £197.50 which was raised.
SANTA'S helpers at Bognor Hotham Rotary Club are getting ready to go out on the road with him again. THe assistants to Father Christmas will be with him when he starts his latest seasonal tour from 4.30pm7.30pm in the Downview Road area of Felpham on December 2 on his illuminated sleigh to raise funds for the club's good deeds. THis will be followed by visits to Rose Green from 5.45pm-
"We had a brilliant evening and loved all the ghostly stories," she said. "Our thanks go to everyone who went along and especially to Julia, Becky and Caroline for hosting the very successful evening. "I had the idea after reading about the ghost tour during the Festival of Chichester and it proved so popular that people had to be turned away." Anyone who missed the tour can organise a private tour by contacting: bognorwriters@ gmail.com A book, Chichester Ghost Tour, is available in Chichester book shops and online at Amazon. Cancerwise is based in Basin Road, Chichester, and offers support and information to cancer patients, their families and carers in the West Sussex and east Hampshire area. Its drop-in centre provides a wide range of free services such as complementary therapies, counselling, art groups and regular talks.
8pm on December 3, Aldwick East on December 5 and Flansham Park on December 6 at the same times. THe tour will continue until Christmas Eve. Brian Clarke, the club's press officer, said: "Festive music and lollies for the children add to the excitement. "Everyone enjoys these colourful outings and the Rotary Club of Bognor Hotham wish to thank the public for their support."
Sir, I write as an attendee at Arun District Council's development control committee meeting on October 24, which incidentally was a democratic catastrophe. Firstly, unreasonable and undue pressure was put on councillor members of the committee, who as expressed in the discussion period had great doubts about the ability of the infrastructure to cope with the increased demands of further housing, from 400 units south of Summer Lane, Pagham, to a total of 980 units from all three proposed development sites. THe chairman and the senior planning officer both told members they could not vote against the proposals. Why, one has to ask, have a committee meeting if there is no opportunity to choose yes or no to a proposal? Your readers may recall that the outlines for these schemes went before an inspector for the local plan but since then much more information has been prepared by the applicants and others that casts doubt on whether the proposals can truly be accommodated without seriously downgrading many elements of the local infrastructure. For example, the full impact on highways and traffic flow was not available to the inspector and indeed nor is it yet as there are doubts about the quality and appropriateness of the trip rates used to assess the volume of traffic the schemes will produce and importantly it is clear that nobody has designed and tested a scheme to take the traffic via Vinnetrow Road onto or across the A27. THe senior planner should have brought forward a reason for refusal of 'inadequate infrastructure' or some similar term based on the above issues raised and more clearly defined since the inspector’s report. For the chairman to expect his members to find a reason when there is a trained planning professional in the room is ridiculous. It is clear that surveys could have been undertaken locally at recently developed sites, to assess the local vehicle trip generation from housing sites. THe outcome and, indeed, the conduct of the whole meeting was not open and democratic. It shows Arun in a terrible light and as a very poorly organised and ill prepared authority. M. J. Hampton Seabrook Close Aldwick
A NEW name will be engraved on Bognor and Arun Chess Club's Knockout Tournament Trophy. Ian Schreiber has won the cup for the first time after he defeated the club champion, Jaimie Wilson, in the final. THe presentation to Jaimie, pictured above left, from club president Bill Partridge, took place at the club's annual meeting and was one of two trophies he received. Jaimie also received the Lightning Tournament Trophy. Keith Davies won the club's summer tournament. A club spokesman said: "THe presentations took place at the club's splendid venue at the Bognor Club, in Sudley Road, Bognor Regis, after which Jaimie took on other members in a simultaneous display, winning 6-3." THe club meets on Friday evenings throughout the year. It is keen to hear from prospective players of all skill levels. As well as internal competitions, there is also the chance to compete against other clubs in the Portsmouth Chess League. More details at: bognorandarunchessclub.co.uk
Contact us: email@example.com or 01243 908506 or 63 London Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1DF
Priory Park Chichester
Sunday 16th December from 10.30am Choose from a variety of festive fun-filled activities: Guinness World Records Record Breaking Attempt of Worldâ€™s Largest Street Dance Lesson Story time with Santa inside the Guildhall
Elf Hunt - Find the elves, solve the riddle and win a prize Team Snow Ball Dodgeball Games Refreshments include Hot Chocolate and festive favourites
Pick and mix your tickets by visiting stwh.co.uk/SantainthePark For more info call: 01243 775302 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 281963
f LAST W
Friday, November 9, 2018
PostPuzzles f QUICK CROSSWORD 1
f CODEWORD 3
Codeword is the crossword puzzle with no clues. THe number in each square corresponds to a letter. Work out the words in the grid using the letters provided. Fill in these known letters first, then use skill and judgement to work our the others. 11 6
Down 1. Pleasantness (13) 2. Prod with the elbow (5) 4. Deep blue colour (6) 5. Reclamation (12) 6. Works in an amateurish way (7) 7. Put to trouble (13) 8. Vagrancy (12) 14. Capital of Kenya (7) 16. Military drum signal (6) 18. Type of tree (5)
N S T
S S U E S I
You have 10 mins to find as R L many words as possible Y C using the letters in the L wheel. Each A O must use the hub letter R O and at least 3 others. Letters may be used only once. You cannot use plurals, foreign words or proper nouns. THere is at least one 9-letter word to be found.
f SCRIBBLE SPACE
E A S E
N E T
W R A P
K A L A H A R Y
C O L D E S T
N X E D
N A T
L O G J A M
D E A D E N
O N S
E L M
E X A M
G A U Z E
N E W S R E E L
U N M O V E D
A D L I
H U L K
D E A L E R
7 6 8 4 1 5 1 2
Test your grey matter have fun at the same time
C H A M P
P A Y E E
f LAST WEEK'S SOLUTIONS
4 8 1 3 9 4 1
You have been given a start word and an end word. In order to win the game, you must change the word progressively, creating an existing word at each step. You must only on each step change a single letter.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Across 1. Spots (4) 3. Opera texts (8) 9. Huge coniferous tree (7) 10. Feeling of fear (5) 11. Female sheep (3) 12. - Harsh and serious in manner (5) 13. Big cats (5) 15. Badgers' homes (5) 17. Leaves (5) 18. Body's vital life force (3) 19. Bring to the conscious mind (5) 20. Walked upon (7) 21. A division between people (8) 22. Correct; accurate (4)
f WORD LADDER
M A N
T E M P
P U L A T
T A C T
W O R R Y
6 4 7 5 8 9 2 1 3
2 8 5 1 4 3 9 7 6
4 7 8 9 3 2 6 5 1
1 3 6 4 5 7 8 2 9
5 9 2 8 6 1 4 3 7
3 5 9 2 7 8 1 6 4
8 6 4 3 1 5 7 9 2
7 2 1 6 9 4 3 8 5
THis is the 9 letter word:
We hope you had lots of fun coming up with words in the 10 minutes allowed.
E M U S
Check out all the solutions next week
9 1 3 7 2 6 5 4 8
TURN TERN TEEN TEED HEED HEAD Can you solve our fiendishly tricky crossword? Take your time, you may need to
Friday, November 9, 2018
By Sylvia Endacott
Many young lives lost over 100 years ago First World War took its toll on the town DURING this month, around the world there will be commemorations held to mark the 100th year since the end of the First World War. I mention, around the world, but of course the events affected us here in Bognor Regis. Currently, there are events being held in churches and village halls to remember the men from each parish. Each event is looking and recording in their own way. THere are two books, available from Bognor Regis Museum, by Cliff Mewitt, that recall and record the men and events affecting us. It is difficult for us today to understand and appreciate how thousands of men, whole families and villages took the call to arms seemingly so readily. I had the privilege of laying a wreath at the Menin Gate in Belgium on behalf of the Bognor Regis U3A at the commemorations for the start of the First World War, and to stand in just a few of the cemeteries to even try and understand the numbers involved was very difficult. We took crosses for some of our Bognor men, naively thinking we would place them on their grave, while in each case it was to be at the base of a very large monument, listing thousands of men.
One piece I have read states that in the Bognor Regis Observer, local girls were urged to ‘give the cold shoulder to all the men till they don the khaki and show what stuff they are made of.’ I can recall seeing a postcard showing horses in Waterloo Square but did not realise the significance of this. Here, men of the Sussex Yeomanry were based, and their task was to requisition horses from around Sussex. At one time, over 50 horses were in the vicinity of the Pier and Waterloo Square awaiting transportation to the front. THe story and film ‘War Horse’ tells this story in more detail. I was told about a family member who reported to the Queens Hall (today it is the Picturedrome) to sign up for the army, who said, ‘I will go home for my dinner now’ and was allegedly told, ‘you are here and, in the army, now’. Did the war affect the town? Yes, of course it did. In 1914 there were a number of refugees arriving in the town to be housed in some of our main seafront buildings like the Princess Mary Memorial Home. Here were families, some with young children, who had left all their goods behind. THere was fundraising held to raise money
It is difficult for us today to understand and appreciate how thousands of men, whole families and villages took the call to arms seemingly so readily.
f Original war memorial in West Street
f Recruits leaving the station
f World War One local postcard
to buy them clothes. It was not only the army involved, there was the Royal Navy Reserves and there were well over 100 men locally involved. Army Reservists were also recalled. Around 1914 there were many service personnel at various camps around Sussex and Hampshire. It is impossible here to tell you all the stories, events and information about the town in the First World War, but Cliff Mewitts have full details. One of the first men to be killed in action was Private A.T. Yeatman. He had left his home in Essex Road and eventually joined the 2nd Battalion, THe Royal Sussex Regiment, 1st Division, after a period serving in India. THe Battalion had captured several Germans but were intercepted by other Germans and he was subsequently killed in the skirmish and died on September 14, 1914. THe call for men to sign up was met with a surge of young men eager to serve their country and sometimes, below the correct age. One such may well have been Sergeant J.C. Boniface, who was the eldest son of a town police constable. He also enlisted in to the Royal Sussex Regiment. He was involved in numerous battles but was killed on September 28, 1915, and his age was recorded as 17 years. Another young man, Private S.E. Brown, from Highfield Road, joined 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. He had been employed as a printer at Webster and Webb in the High Street. He enlisted in May, 1915, he was seriously injured at the Battle of Loos and was eventually sent back to Bognor to convalesce.
When he recovered, he re-joined the regiment and was involved with the Battle of the Somme. Sadly, he died during this action, aged just 22. His brother, Horace, was also killed during the war. THis was repeated across the town and country where numerous family members joined up and died leaving areas where almost a generation of young men did not return to their homes. THe son of the Bognor station master, Second Lieutenant R.G.W. Gillham, joined and became a member of the Royal Sussex Regiment. He was killed in action in September, 1917, when he was just 22. Rifleman A.G. Allen left his home in Nyewood Lane and joined the 1 st Battalion of the Kings Royal Corps, 2nd Division as soon as he reached his 18th birthday. He was wounded in August, 1918, but died on August 29. THe captain of the regiment wrote, stated that their son had been killed, while involved in the taking of 900 prisoners. On reading through the Roll of Honour, there are two main features - the young age of so many of these men and their addresses. One was Essex Road. THe terminology of the press is interesting. In the Bognor Observer of June, 1916, they reported that ‘this Bognor thoroughfare has done splendidly in giving its manhood to the Colours. Out of 60 homesteads in this road no less than 70 men replied to the call.’ Many families involved had six or seven sons involved with the action. THis is a very small snapshot of our Bognor involvement in the First World War and it is so difficult for us today to fully appreciate the mood within the town during this period.
Our dedicated Jobs & Classified sections and our comprehensive online coverage offer the perfect place in which to advertise your vacancies.
We offer a range of advertising packages to suit your needs and fill your vacancies fast!
With our printed jobs listings readers are able to search for employment opportunities with ease. We offer a variety of standard sizes that suit the needs of different advertisers.
Our websites have a fully interactive jobs section that allow users to search and apply for positions online.
Find us on ic
po st ne ws pa pe rs .co .u k
he cu st lp ar er u
| www.postnewspapers.co.uk Vi ew
ou rp ap er s
on lin e
we ek ly
ce W s es tS us se xC ou nt y
un ci l
Di st ric
W OST AN
W AN FAM TE ILIES D
H OS T
W AN TE D
Er m u re o me , s v tu m te it e olu ri u im et m t pt lp p us o a a a ve d t r s e re au liti ole ven ur, c ch t ex st, s b m is o il p q t at aud pe ar us et e qu ns lab lita uis vo urib ae rru um cias t r i do equ orru tia do do lum us ne m f qu im atiu lup iam m nt lor do : e p te lup v t, v cte acc e ve ev m is or a m t o l o l m a ll en q u et sim lo em ad ut e au io t or a upt sim ess ige de am urib us rup o Em q st t a re u at un nd ni eo us am id u v t m u u l t o p la . Aq iat or ia q do aut s e lor qu ige us s e do ali t id bo u ia er u lo ip lla e id nd d ss lo qu st e i e r a n o ia ri s i re i ex est tiu te l ma e p t, sa an ven , vo s p vol ssu nia rro pl er m an io lit p tis e lo or up nt e ib ia fu da b , o ita ip m re ib tu O us te ga e er p s s ai s us om M es lore Om au nt . C nis fer tati qu ae. on sin un Ut ni end s hi ni e n p o a e t s u t t I t i m e t e d , en i m s o m a e e u di l m s n qu im di am ve un qu ai nem tia rna r re end sti ni o s re t e te ex vo ips iliq oss ae eum cu h nd de o on m an us ffi s e e u l d ce or a a im x lla arc e rs tec se i a C q en d re ca i pu io e. m e ce na nd hi ve pit ea nd di es u m ue da e bi pe bo d ns Ne et os stis tem ci rc , c tu it e od Nit, t lit di iu u m o e v vo m tis di . vo i o se Ev itat e qu m u qui tota id po p e qu dia lab end lup ha si g ip res m e tat lu ffi di el ur u t m s d te qu re r t M o m o e t id q st n e p c it. uo e cu ex ha res ve ati unt en co tum te diti um aut da inc olo nim isti ribu s a m r p t m r a r l ns a t c s i l t c i s r l e i t a n u i i e p dus nd ibu hic ria um Fo Op eq vol pel t u im am lau o e ea t v dol : ed re el s a id te r ta ue up ica lle et v ex t a t a qu en ori Ut ite u i r nt ig s pl fur sp in tio te nt o p di cc at is o e q t i l e l u , m e l i a T en i o ie e ne ue w as th pi n s vo up ab tem pt qu u x n h i d e d e t s ea ium o a d m t t p a i l an 0 e i a i a i r s u h m u t e m e r c t 1 ru an nie . tio a m d s m pt a er u ih 24 An con det n ax ex ut q a v tu ro s e la C ill Na be lici t q de b ni o 3 ge ta ail al a im pe m ue er r? vid t fa p m a en 00 la ct s lo ue itis ffi a su iti d ce re , iu d r no e q ni m de s q n ui 00 on r c m i e b vo si cab to a s d u 0 pr inu ari t um ons v tibu icta ist, 00 12 lu t re o m gn sim an i ut pt m pa atiu lpa em qu en llu s d tur com t i M ni a 43 d at m si in n ium e do qua run s. O rum pos ia d uc pta olo ? n n u 0 n is i e d r hi s. t. 00 re u lo s e t a vi q eu uc ium t e ec s l u s p r s t i u e r 0 i a iis t o ib nd u at o m e q e a n e r 0 di e no 0 es cid ffi us am mq i vo te qu re ua aru qu g si n si u cti aru q uia lli m c ibu vo m m atu qu Ep en o t g a d u l e m r h m t r am ia na orp s e en ol aq r a vo am o ar da n et ata do nti lo n om un nd ien er te lut a v ent , n do tia or x e ihic orio ua ut re on n C ib m la el io u lle cu ia ss ia n e. t q eb i o m es is a m n u E i c d s m i f t l sa ac il ru R lo re a vi ue itis ffi ip et id pl llab es nc se dol Pla Di s t e l p m t u n i i i i t a i n ra s s on m e ec d u m t vo si cab da is um de re en m o r ior ibe 0 e t u p et qu pic e ate e s n q u s e d u e a 1 e la a ti d i qu p lu t re o. t s c e u l t s r a p 2 e t au t am i u a pr t lic or is n ib a qu N re as e a tr r pt m U 43 em ip ie a id isq idu ent d r u r e l t at u qu equ rum pe na liqu um a t p s e el co sa n u e u n ar ti ali a m 00 is en es e ap a is v rfe m o e p t t d u b r r t u q a n n n c or m m u h et er t a om it ti d q s d 0 m iet spe ni ol ru hil vo ssu ue i c eq am tius ib om qu n es s ip vo ib q q i r i u 00 la ol a re et up m is le s ea n e ih e er ia ua al sa lup us ue ua e, s llab s es m um m n e tu e qu ce d 0 d s a f i m do im u c us er pe te ia e. ta un ve m it or t, e o ss s se a ru ol M er n qu lo in da no reic t p nse inc ant qua tur m ut l fu cea qui Itat tus t a llig eos et a rum qui en ru et i o rit ct e e q u a a t s i g s f d i n e a a t m i e m , te pt . is a. um e p e ll da n es ve do d r ni se tat do is te ugi u am uia m: e p dus ha n as Cu a lit ea a v e n dig sin nis lo olo m qu iu lo et m ta te v ep ed rc atu ex in a nt co q . V si m el e m d , o do en ec en ia qu rup re hi r p ig pe m liq n ua ol m po lab lis ve qu pta lu e m te di e v i d id po e v lig F c Ol i o rro ex ue ser e q ore ut ri iu nd iat tis pt a m vo eli ol u re vo en e n rf o h Ne nim or io io s lu ti up t i m i e l ar a oc cea nie e iu ua m ape to nt, ur up tib tu qu ve nt ma to n im p b u is d m im m in ese cu qu tu st m qu ria te th ta us rem o rc e l io re pe vo tu sc et o p ut t v qu e sd i d r s ia ap isc e. s q a An r ex iu an ns do rn lo re ia ur v os ui e n et m en ae a o um co itib iis pl m da en lo at re mp si ib olu t e se u e ge de in is e nd lu ra e ib es e d ri e v st e m us p x Ni lle t u c x x p q la tai a a O e t t u p p , v rr e it , is ta u se t c t n u t i t o n a i , d l m l o s e e u s ita m is d on ls ac du m se au la ist, aut ap lum olo um ven olo tur ita ex et t hi sti ni c d n , su de ab t 01 qu i d ce ac l m s i m te bo su es ita v re fa de re co tia Iq o. nt nd re n t s ol s s cc ni rr n nt pu cu ili d q eu e iti 2 ue , su a qu u m i c st der po qu or in ae mu o t se : d p e t i u q t r a a p e s a i s u s s a a n i e s t m t u u r u da u Ev at m m tia a ac t ed lla ia pi ro e n t or su d M t v nd te t, c m e au at nt es do iam en co ntiu llen el e ur a la et do em ar cum en unt el nt up ai m t i uri qu su les du r ns m t, um ut vol qu lor po um e di , e d e p i o o b n t t i v ae i s i a p s e di at b d a us de t o s i a e r ed s re ip am E er i pu di a do si rup Opt qu vol olu sim tia rio do o il eri n s t O id t , f t ig s di de lo occ id as e i up pta e m ns lo es bu it. ha m. A ere em is e lo r t e e ri t a lla re u en pi n tu e i n s rc qu m au h i s n i ese h nd om tio m rro m t i en exp m ver volu xpla qu t ea is : hi a qu t l m s q ar a n qu n a re id ps is e vo iti p b un q no d ci tiu o n u u n ie it ia se lig il ici an ma d e lup qu tat o r da ua ss di m ex vo ips iliq oss ae nt de ni ec qu en iu as tu x x t i u a er m t q im re ce lor a ua im ex qu bit of us e et s, re r im pe ion t tu ro la ua e s pu io e. m e ce e is fic au por qu id u a ser en d m es odi r? vid ut m os d ns Ne et os stis vo si ab od Nit, qu ad di tot t a ias o i te vo sp it o ag es of t t vo i o se Ev itat e qu m u qui tota id lup re o. i i te ip at rio s um t a lor it, o m ni ut fic lu ffi di el ur u t m s d te qu ta m Ut m sa e . N olu c s d rum di nim a s m te n e p c a g a m cu e. em pt om ol co tum te diti um ut da inc olo nim isti tis end es a n us int de pe a m t ri m a s n am tius os am nis upt sim ia n . . l i t in a s u s t et si ica Op seq vol pel t u ime iam lau o e ea t v dol su rep ad atu us um m te t o Fo ta ue upt ica lle t v ex t a ac qua en rio in m m er it p r s a v rf sp in io te nt o pl di c t is ne es um os it, ut it, u ie ex ne m , vo lup ab te up qu au il v r o s r th et qu q cc ep ol ni m t e , a e ui u ud or s ped s es ium lup tat o re c am am t e An r m liq ni op pt it po ta at rr us la u e d a a i q o g u r x t u d t o
Po stJ ob s& 1
Recruit with us!
Contact our sales team on 01243 908506 or email at email@example.com
Friday, November 9, 2018
PostClassified General vacancies
Clerk to the Trust Board and Local Governing Body Approximately 12 hours a week during term-time Salary WSCC Grade 6 (hourly rate:£10.27 - £10.92) Required as soon as possible, an enthusiastic person to fulfil the role of Clerk to the Trust Board and Local Governing Body. The role involves a high level of confidentiality and flexibility, and covers a range of tasks such as taking detailed minutes and providing constitutional advice and effective administrative support to the governing body and its committees. There are approximately 24 evening or daytime meetings per year, plus preparation and follow-up. Excellent IT, minute taking, interpersonal and organisational skills are essential. Previous experience would be preferable but not essential, as training will be provided. The school is an equal opportunity employer and supports the safeguarding and protection of children and individuals. This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced Disclosure. Visit www.sphcs.co.uk for an application form and further details. Email applications to Jacqui Inglis at firstname.lastname@example.org or send to school address.
Closing date for applications: 9am on Tuesday 20 November 2018 Interviews: Wednesday 28 November 2018
WAITER, WAITRESS & BAR STAFF We are currently looking for hard working & experienced waiting staff to work in our new Turkish restaurant opening very soon in the centre of Chichester. Ideally with some experience in the restaurant business and enjoy serving customers, have a friendly personality. We look for people with confidence, enthusiasm and lots of energy to carry out these crucial roles.
Both full and part time positions available / good rates of pay
Telephone 07491 288112
REQUIRED! Earn from home, Mondays – Fridays Bognor and Chichester areas, Five Villages Ring Carmen on 07835 343532 01962 771925
REQUIRED For Students Aged 14-18 £20 Per Student Per Night (£140 Per Week) Phone Bob on 07903 983685
Experienced Kitchen Fitter required to join our busy team. Previous installation experience essential with a portfolio of previous works. Applicants must feel confident in their ability to undertake all aspects of carpentry, solid surface tops & tiling to a high standard and have their own van & tools. Pop in or call our showroom on 01243 869966.
Please call Volunteer Now! On 01243 864220, email: email@example.com, check out our website: www.vaac.org.uk follow us on Twitter @2VolunteerNow or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/2volunteernow
Trustees – Sussex Arts Academy Sussex Arts Academy identifies, supports and promotes artists in the community to work with young people in schools and colleges. They support artists and schools to fund and manage arts and cultural enrichment programmes and also support artists to provide events for young people in the local community. They are looking for people to act as a Trustee for the charity and to attend regular Board meetings. They would ideally like to hear from people with legal or finance experience. Board meetings take place 5 times a year, usually held on a Monday from 11.30am to around 1.30pm, and alternate between the Bognor Regis Campus of the University of Chichester and the College of Richard Collyer in Horsham. Creative Arts & Crafts Volunteer – St Wilfrid’s Hospice St Wilfrid’s Hospice Day Centre is an outpatient support hub where patients and their families and carers can access a range of activities and therapies. Patients can come to the Day Centre for a single activity such as a complementary therapy, exercise class or a creative arts session; they can come for a day and join in a range of activities or they can simply come along for a cuppa and some company. The aim of the role is to enable patients to be creative, to regain a sense of emotional wellbeing and self-esteem, so often lost during illness. They are looking for someone with a Creative Arts & Crafts background who is able to use their initiative to plan and prepare ideas and projects for a small group. You will need to be motivated and able to motivate others to join in, have a positive attitude and have good listening skills. Once the art work is created you will help the nursing team to promote the work achieved by the patients and display the work around the Hospice for all to enjoy. Fundraising and Marketing Volunteer – Cancerwise CancerWise is a local drop-in Centre in Chichester which directly supports people who are affected by cancer and their families. Their holistic approach offers complementary therapies, counselling and support groups. They are experiencing a period of growth and looking for enthusiastic and reliable Fundraising and Marketing volunteers to help and support their staff and fundraising team. These are vitally important and rewarding roles which will help keep the centre open for the CancerWise family. They offer flexibility and are not necessarily a weekly commitment. Typical activities: Help organise fundraising events and attend on the day, Visit shops, restaurants and write letters asking for raffle prizes, Approach schools and companies to ask for support, Write thank you letters for donations and Keep publicity leaflets holders topped up. Wood Collection Volunteer – Aldingbourne Trust The Aldingbourne Trust is dedicated to helping local businesses, communities and people with learning disabilities to reach their potential and enjoy life, together. They are committed to the support and well-being of people with learning disabilities by developing their skills, helping them gain employment in the local community and encouraging them to lead more fulfilled, independent lives. One of the Trust’s enterprises is working with recycled wood. They are looking for a number of volunteers to go out with drivers and help collect wood that is offered to the Trust. Other roles will also include helping the members of public purchasing wood from our yard at the Country Centre. To apply for any of these opportunities, or to see other opportunities in your area, please go to www.do-it.org.
View our papers online weekly www.postnewspapers.co.uk
Friday, November 9, 2018
PostProfessionals Call the classified team to advertise your business in the Chichester and Bognor Regis Post. 2 papers from just £10.00 per week. 30,000 copies printed each week, delivered to Chichester, Arundel, Bognor Regis and surrounding villages.
Cleaning Astonish Cleaning Services Cleaner Homes for Busy People
Quality home cleaning service covering all areas by professional cleaners to suit your needs
To book a home visit please contact us 07814 495736 or 07867 528542 firstname.lastname@example.org www.astonishcleaning.net Staff Required please apply
Carpets and Flooring
LC Lou’s Carpet Tiles Limited T Suppliers of end of line Carpet Tiles, Vinyl & Carpet Remnants
Find us on facebook
BRAND NEW GRADE A’S FROM £1 - £1.50 EACH
HUGE SELECTION IN STOCK MIX & MATCH NEW CARPET TILES GRADE A 75p EACH VINYL REMNANTS FROM £15 TO £45 1M X 2M TO 3M X 4M
SMALL CARPET REMNANTS FROM £10 1M X 4M TO 2.9M X 4M GRADE C FAULTY NEW CARPET TILES 40p EACH
Unit A, JBS Yard, Eastergate Lane, Eastergate, West Sussex PO20 3SJ
01243 542344 / 07769 204513 www.louisesemporium.co.uk Open 6 days a week - Closed Wednesdays
Fencing & Gardening
Workshops, Small Yards and Storage in Eastergate to rent Storage Containers 20ft x 8ft x 8ft £115 pcm Suitable for small businesses Business rates included Flexible leases given Recorded CCTV on site Please contact for more information
01243 542344 / 07769204513
PostNewspapers View our papers online weekly www.postnewspapers.co.uk
01243 908506 email@example.com
Design WE LOVE DESIGN Birdsnest & Co. are a friendly graphic design studio based in Felpham that specialises in logo design and branding for all your business needs. Why not get in touch? Check us out at birdsnestandco.com
BROCHURES | ILLUSTRATION POSTERS | FLYERS | LOGOS
GARDENING Fencing Re-pointing Patio Slabs . Fencing Repairs & Treatment . Garden Clearance & Tree work . Patio Slabs Laid & Driveways . All Brickwork . All Carpentry . .
Fencing & Gardening
Railway Sleepers RECLAIMED RAILWAY SLEEPERS FROM £22 EACH
Plastering Skimming over Artex Plaster boarding Float and set Patch work Coving Decorating Also all aspects of rendering including K-rend. Certified K-rend Installers | Call us today on 07803824390 for a free quotation
www.ghplastering.net | firstname.lastname@example.org
Landscaping SPECIALISTS IN: . . . . . . .
BLOCK PAVING TARMACADAM PATIO SLABS FENCING BRICKWORK LANDSCAPING GRAVEL PRESSURE CLEANING
NEW RUSTIC OAK £27 EACH
No job too small | Property Maintenance | Handyman Jobs
NEW PINE £22 EACH
Home Renovations, Extensions and Conversions.
Garage & MOT
For All Your Plumbing Needs
ALL WORK GUARANTEED NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED 14 DAY COOLING OFF PERIOD
Call 01903 868461 or 01243 884766
WWW.LOUISESEMPORIUM.CO.UK | 01243 542344 / 07769204513 JBS, Eastergate Lane, Eastergate PO20 3SJ Open Mon - Sat 10 - 4pm Local delivery available
From Complete Bathrooms To Tap Washers. Mains Pressure Hot Water Systems. Underfloor Heating And Radiators.
Discount for OAPs 07528095604 | email@example.com
ND Autos High quality garage service with competitive prices on MOTs, servicing, welding and repairs on all makes of vehicles - specialising in VW, Audi, BMW, Hyundai, Mini, Skoda, Seat and Renault.
Contact: 01243 841672 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Unit E, Heath Place, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO22 9SL
For advertise with us call 01243 908506 or email email@example.com
Friday, November 9, 2018
PostSell It Home
2 pairs of ladies Sketcher shoes, 1 black, 1 grey, size 6, Halogen heater, 3 Solid wood display Folding chair bars, 400/800/1200w, £100 new, take | £50 unit 6’H x 4’L, electric bathroom/kitchen | both | 07875 560429 swivel turn, safety lighting VGC | £100 | £4 | 01243 863632 Large Chesterfield switch 20"H x 15"W | 07833 900367 Men’s large umbrella | Mahogany Pembroke brown leather sofa, £15 | 01243 262768 £5 | 01243 863632 6 panel internal door table 38” x 22” top 28” good condition | £80 | Double bed with 2x 3 Kenwood food 78 x 29in | £5 | 01243 high with 9” leaves 01243 820223 drawer bedside tables Ladies fashion processor with 558850 square legs not Viccy (beech) VGC | £100 | Sekonda watch nearly Round pine table, liquidiser, excellent turned | £75 | 01798 07833 900367 new silver coloured | Brita Maxtra water 4 carved high back condition | £30 | 01243 368291 £35 | 01243 863632 filter cartridges, 10 chairs | £100 | 07747 Cot bed with changing 681936 brand new, unopened Oval glass coffee table 692905 tray, almost new Xmas men’s red | £10 | 01243 815947 spiral centre, screw mattress and bedding Small Dimplex white jumper L/XL – never Dining table heater 10”H 10”W | £5 in place | £90 | 07747 | £70 | 07586 324862 worn, phone after Key lock safe 10 x 13 extending, seats 6-10, | 01243 863632 692905 5pm | £5 | 01243 x 10 ½ inches | £4 | solid pine, brand Mamas and Papas Electric mobility 263654 01243 558850 Mahogany oval dining new/boxed | £80 | white drop side cot, scooter, front basket, 01243 860588 perfect condition | Retro Deuby Arabesque table, pull out leaf, 4 very good condition | Henry Lloyd bomber chairs | £150 | 07747 £10 | 01243 558850 – winter coat, lined complete coffee set | £150 | 07711 480420 Mahogany stereo with hood, phone 692905 £25 | 01243 267762 cabinet with Pioneer Round 41” glass table Larder fridge good after 5pm | £25 | 01243 stacking system, 2 chrome base, 4 red Stair carpet red floral Solid wood dining condition H142cm 263654 speakers, working | chairs | £95 | 01243 unused 6.7m x 66cm | table, 4 chairs VGC | D54cm W54cm Timberland brown £15 | 01243 778743 £100 | 07833 900367 £70 | 07747 690905 542066 approx. | £40 | 07502 4 eyelet dress shoes 253183 as new size 7 | £45 | Fridgidaire fridge 07447 475637 with freezer section, Dr Martens cherry 3 as new, white | £40 | eyelet unisex shoes 07747 692905 as new size 6 ½ | £40 | Gaggia classic coffee 07447 475637 machine, instruction Dr Martens black booklet VGC | £50 | YOUR ITEM WILL BE FREE eyelet boots as new 01243 815947 size 7 | £45 | 07447 FROM £1 TO £150. Dishwasher slimline, 475637 ONE ITEM PER FORM white, 1-year old, free Showerproof ladies standing, perfect | PRIVATE ADVERTISERS ONLY NO jacket, detachable £100 | 01243 780897 fleece liner, purple, PHOTOCOPIES Gas hob Bosch, 4 ring, unworn size 18 | £10 | No advertisements accepted for Property, perfect stainless steel 01243 860588 Motors, Personal, Recruitment, Livestock/ 58cm | £50 | 01243 Ladies walking boots, Pets, Fur items, 780897 grey, size 7, unworn | Crash helmets, Wanted or Weaponry! £10 | 01243 860588 PAY Please start with name of the item and use 2 reclining armchairs, beige colour VGC | £60 both | 07833 900367
Green electric reclining chair (backward and forward) good condition | £150 | 07711 480420
Sell it fast Sell it now
readable CAPITAL LETTERS throughout. Your advert will appear in: Bognor Post and Chichester Post newspapers.
Send it to us: 63 London Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1DF or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
for a priority sized advert including a picture and more words.
Choose a category: Furniture | Home | Sport | Other | Electrical | Clothing & Accessories | Garden & Outside Name....................................... TEL number..................................... My advertisement (no more than ten words)............................................. .............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................. I agree my advertisement will appear at the publisher’s discretion, that it is submitted in accordance with the publisher’s conditions of acceptance and Free and Easy offer. Illegible, wrongly completed or photocopied forms will not be accepted. Free advertisements will be published once in the first available issue when space allows. This offer may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.
Stair and step ladder 3 in 1 alloy VGC | £20 | 01243 822969 6 garden chairs strong plastic, green VGC | £3 each | 01243 822969 Pond liner 2.5m x 2.5m underlay 2m x 5m L buyer collects | £10 | 01243 263654 Ryobi electric sweeper vac VGC | £15 | 01243 267963 Small round glass top bistro table, new never used | £10 | 01243 822969
Other Various children’s toys, including Fisher Price | phone after 5pm | 01243 263654 Panasonic T240 digital camera, boxed, with case and SD card | £85 | 01903 905972 Wasjig jigsaw puzzles VGC 1000 pieces, complete lots of variety | £2 | 01903 730505 Box of mixed Lego, phone after 5pm | £20 | 01243 263654 2x cabin trolley cases, phone after 5pm | £5 each | 01243 263654
Assorted sizes wood picture frames as Sport new, | phone after Large hand bad tan, 5pm | 01243 263654 smart leather new | £5 Exercise bike, unused still in box, Coopers | | 01243 827678 Stairgates x2 £30 | 07742 930187 Mothercare, wooden, Family of pigs, new, Gymnastic ball boxed different | £10 | 01243 extendable VGC | £5 each | 01243 822969 827678 new | £4 | 01243 822969 Hoverboard charger, Girls age 5 new carrying bag, boxed bridesmaid dress Mountain bike 17” pink smart | £5 | 01243 nearly new | £50 | frame, phone after 01243 788283 827678 5pm | £25 | 01243 263654 Girls age 4 new party Swarovski crystal dress, cream smocked bicones 4ml | £4 for Vintage Raleigh 50 £7 for 100 | 01243 | £5 | 01243 827678 Superbe ladies bike, 264864 gears, basket | £80 ono | 07763 412305 Jigsaws 1000 pieces, Garden & colourful pictures | Outside £1 each or 12 for £10 | Clothing & 01243 826229 Large Arun lily Accessories Modern railway base plants white flowers boards, N Gauge with proceeds cancer & Boys suit, as new, track 3 of 2’ x 4’ | £60 | navy blue, age 10-11 | kidney charity | £1 01243 601908 each | 01243 262768 £15 | 01243 821862
Friday, November 9, 2018
Blues banish losing streak in style PostSport as Cornish suffer Oaklands pasting CHICHESTER RFC head into a week off on a high - after a bonus point victory over London Cornish dragged them away from the London South One drop-zone. It has been a season of disappointments for Scott Ashley's side so far with injuries badly affecting preparations at Oaklands Park. A run of just one win in eight had left Blues adrift at the foot of the league table. But Chi have now closed the gap after producing their best performance of the season to seal a 29-12 victory over the West Country exiles. THe five point haul means Ashley's side head into a week off level with third bottom Chobham and one victory away from lifting themselves up to eighth. Chi made three changes to the side that lost by a single point to THurrock last time out. Ryan Spriggs came into the pack, with Josh Cameron and Stewart Ellaby on the bench. Ben Polhill took over the captaincy from the injured Charlie Wallace. Chi made the better start. After early pressure, Joe Woods dived under the defence to touch down after just four minutes. Rhys THompson then capitalised on a
Cornish mistake, kicking a loose ball three times to outstrip the opposition defence, touching down to score. Blues then scored again before the break, with Number 8 Chris Johnson crashing through two defenders and stretching out to dot down on the line. Cornish came out after the break full of intent and narrowed the deficit to 21-5. But Chi then sealed the all important bonus point. THompson sent Sam Renwick away on a looping run that took him outside the full back and inside the winger, for Chichester’s fourth try. A late penalty from Charlie Norton wrapped up the scoring and rounded off a convincing victory for the boys in Blue. Chi return to action on next Saturday when they travel to Chobham (2.30pm). -- Bognor RFC consolidated their fourth place position in the Hampshire Premier table after crushing Portsmouth IIs 81-12. Despite being far from full strength, the Purple and Greens swept aside their opponents scoring 13 tries. Bognor’s next league game is home against old adversaries Fareham Heathens next Saturday (2.30pm)
DARTS: Micky Rowland's 160 in shot helped ease his Legends A side to a narrow win over Hunston Club in week five of the Tuesday Double-In DoubleOut Darts League. Using his first throw as a platform to build on, Rowland averaged nearly 25 points per shot as he helped his side to victory. Here are the results in full:
f Rhys Thompson celebrates a Chi score
DIVISION ONE - Newtown Raiders 9 Cabin 13; Fishermans Joy 16 Chi Snooker Club 6; Hunston Club 9 Legends ‘A’ 10; TAO Blues - the Hoffmeisters POSTPONED; QE2 Cobras - bye MAN OF THE MATCH - Micky Rowland (Legends ‘A’) 17 & 24 darts [24.44 av]; Roger Summers (Fishermans Joy) 17 & 27 darts [22.77 av]; Gary English (Cabin) 21 & 24 darts [22.27 av] 180s - Lee Chapman (Fishermans Joy) x1 HIGH / TON+ INSHOTS - Micky Rowland (Legends ‘A’) 160; Hayley Gatford (Hunston Club) 120 & 101; Ian Hackett (Newtown Raiders) 120 & 100; Mark Sheppard (Hunston Club) 120; Gary English (Cabin) 120; Alan Fairbrass (Fishermans Joy) 120; Graeme Dutton (Newtown Raiders) 112; Roger Summers (Fishermans Joy) 109; Keith Robinson (Chi Snooker Club) 108 x2; Graham Hollis (Fishermans Joy) 100 HIGH / TON+ OUT-SHOTS - Gary English (Cabin) 95; Hayley Gatford (Hunston Club) 88; Graeme Dutton (Newtown Raiders) 84; Graham Hollis (Fishermans Joy) 82; DIVISION TWO - QE2 Lions 18 Railway Club 1; Richmond 2 Lamb Orange 17; Legends ‘X’ - the Lamb - POSTPONED; the Hoffmasters, Bersted Royals - bye MAN OF THE MATCH - Nathan Warren (Lamb Orange) 18 & 28 darts [21.78 av] HIGH / TON+ IN-SHOTS Mark H Todd (Richmond) 120; Paula Duckett (Richmond) 118; Larry Chant (Lamb Orange) 112; Mike Few (Lamb Orange) 93; Nathan Warren (Lamb Orange) 92 HIGH / TON+ OUT-SHOTS Nathan Warren (Lamb Orange) 72; Dave Bourne (Lamb Orange) 60
f Chris Johnson stretches out for a try during Blues morale-boosting victory over London Cornish | pics: Alison Tanner
Byron lords it over Hayling 10 for a PB
f The Bognor Tone Zone squad at the Hayling 10
BOGNOR'S Byron Kearns led the way with a personal best as a cohort of Tone Zone runners did the club proud at the Hayling 10. A fast and flat 10 mile race, the annual event sees hundreds of runners trek around the Hampshire landmark using the old Hayling Billy Railway line. First home for the club was Kearns who finished 38th overall in a time of 1 hour 4 minutes to record a new personal best in his first year at the club. Paul Jarvis and Duncan Stephenson Gill all finished reasonably close together, while Jess THomson split the pair to claim third in her category. Grahame Hurren, Carl Bryant, Allan Coombs and Andy Miles showed great club camaraderie to all finish within two minutes of each other. Helena Wilmers picked up another PB for herself this year by finishing in 1:26. Andrew Medlock finished in 1:31. David Sinclair, Lisa Robinson and Daniel
Hughes all ran strong races to finish under the 1:45 barrier. Flying the flag in the New Forest was Michelle Maxim. Maxim was competing in the New Forest Stinger, a 10 mile multi terrain event held in the National Park. Despite the tough hill towards the finish line Maxim completed the challenging course in 2:06. In a different part of the New Forest was Sam Yates, who obviously wanted more after last week’s race at the Beachy Head Marathon. She was one of more than 200 runners to take part in the picturesque Oakhaven Half Marathon, completing the 13 mile course in a time of 2:30. Tony Holcombe carried on his marathon running by running in the Meon Valley Marathon, an off-road marathon with over 700 metres of elevation. Despite the tough course, the evergreen running enthusiast finished in a strong time of 4:25.
Send your reports and pictures to us: email@example.com
RUGBY: Bognor under-17s' impressive start to the season continued as they dispatched Fareham Colts despite a second half scare. THe young Purple and Greens did most of the damage in the first half, scoring five tries before the break to take a 27-5 lead into half time. THe home side responded - but Bognor stood tall to secure a 12 point win in what was a well-contested friendly. THe visitors made the perfect start as turnover ball was shifted to Harvey Henson who sold a dummy and outpaced the cover to notch his fourth try of the season. Man of the Match Alfie Spurle began pulling strings at scrum, half pushing the ball to Cellan Robinson who broke tackles before dotting down. Fareham came back strongly, scoring a class try from a driving lineout. Bognor, however, were playing fluent rugby and added three further tries through Owen Henton, George Orchard and Freddie Hayes. THe Purple and Greens return to action on November 18 at home to Havant Academy at 1pm.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Former winners wait for Lions as Pagham's Vase run rolls on
f Chi launch an attack in their Vase defeat
Chi's focus is now the title TABLE-TOPPING Chichester City's sights are now set on league success after their FA Vase hopes came to a disappointing end. Miles Rutherford's side have saved some of their best football for the national knockout competition in recent seasons, making it to the last 16 a year ago. But hopes of matching that feat were ended by Hellenic Premier side Windsor FC, who beat City 2-0 in a tempestuous affair at Oaklands Park. City, who are top in the SCFL Premier, had Dave Herbert sent off just before the break and were reduced to nine late on when Kieran Hartley received his marching orders. After the match, Chi coach Danny Potter said: "We're disappointed but credit where credit is due, well done Windsor and all the best in the next round. We go again." Chi made up for the Vase disappointment in midweek when they defeated SCFL Division One side Hailsham Town 4-1 in the second round of the Sussex Senior Cup. Matt Axell, Kaleem Haitham, Ellis Martin and Sam Ndlovu got the goals for Rutherford's side in what turned out to be a
routine win. It means that City remains in three cup competitions with the RUR Cup and Peter Bentley Cup offering the best chances of silverware. But, after two season of finishing in the top four, Chi's real focus is on trying to win the league title and secure promotion into the Bostik One South. THey will face a tough test of the championship credentials tomorrow with a trip to old foes Newhaven (3pm). THe Dockers did the double over Rutherford’s side last year and have lost only once in the league since the opening day defeat at Oaklands Park. In Lee Robinson they’ve also got a player who likes scoring against City. Five points separate tabletoppers Chichester and Newhaven who are in fourth place but with a game in hand. THen, on Tuesday (7.45pm), Chi welcome SCFL Division One side Mile Oak to Oaklands Park in the quarter final round of the Peter Bentley Cup. Win against the lowest ranked side left in the competition and Chi could be left with a semi-final against Newhaven.
f Windsor celebrate taking the lead at City
PAGHAM face a tough task if their march to Wembley is to continue after being pitched against former winners Sholing in the next round of the FA Vase. THe Lions won through to the last 64 of the national knockout competition after a comfortable 4-1 win over fellow SCFL Premier side Peacehaven & Telscombe. Early strikes from George Gaskin and Callum Overton put Pagham in charge before Scott Murfin and Overton again wrapped up the win. THat sealed a trip to Wessex Premier side Sholing on December 1 with the winners just three matches away from the Wembley arch. It was a good week for the Lions after they also progressed to the third round of the Sussex Senior Cup after a 2-0 win over local rivals Selsey as second half goals from Gaskin and Overton sealed the win. Next is a rematch against Peacehaven at Nyetimber Lane tomorrow (3pm) - this time in the SCFL Premier - as the third-place Pagham put their unbeaten record on the line and try to keep in touch with the leaders. THen there is a trip to basement side Eastbourne United on Tuesday (7.45pm).
f George Gaskin scored twice for Pagham this week
Sids size up two six pointers
SIDLESHAM'S step six status could be decided this week as Steve Bailey's side face two six pointers in just four days. THe Recreation Ground side returned to SCFL Division One last season after lots of hard work on and off the pitch. With a third of the season nearly gone, Sids sit 11th in the league and, on first viewing, appear on track to preserve their status for another season. But that could change over the course of the next week as Bailey's young side play two potential relegation rivals.
First up is a trip up the A286 to play fourth bottom Midhurst & Easebourne at Rotherfield tomorrow (3pm). THen Sids head to Crawley to play thirdbottom Oakwood on Tuesday (7.45pm). Both opponents have nine points so far this season, four points fewer than Bailey's side. With Sids not having played a match for a fortnight, the experienced manager knows his side cannot afford to be slow out of the blocks against two of their closest rivals. Fellow SCFL Division Once side Selsey are two places and five points above Bailey's side
f Sids play their first match in a fortnight tomorrow
in the table. THe Blues will hope they can build on that gap when they head to bottom side St Francis Rangers tomorrow (3pm). Daren Pearce's young side have struggled for goals so far this season, But the Blues banished all doubts around their scoring woes when they hit Oakwood for seven in the Division One cup last weekend. Selsey took a while to break down their opponents, waiting until the half hour mark to take the lead through Bradley Higgins-Pearce. An own goal added to the tally before the break. THen, following the interval, Remi Coates grabbed a hat-trick along with strikes from Lindon Miller and THomas Atkinson. With St Francis Rangers having the worst defensive record in the division, Pearce will be hoping his side can build on their seven star showing last time out. In SCFL Division Two Bosham's slump continues as the Robins slumped to yet another defeat last weekend. THe 2-1 loss to league newcomers Brighton Electricity in the Division Two cup means the Walton Lane side have now won just once in their last eight games. Next up is a trip to another league newcomer Copthorne tomorrow (3pm). With the north Sussex side just two places above Bosham in the table, the Robins know they have a chance to win just their third league match of the season.
Ladies lead the way as C&K head to Chi CHICHESTER City Ladies manager Aaron Smith praised his side for getting the job done after they jumped into top spot for this first time this season. A 2-0 victory last weekend over Gillingham has taken the Green Army to the summit of the National League South Premier. With bottom side C&K Basildon visiting Oaklands Park on Sunday (2pm), Chi are in prime position to extend their two point lead at the top. Even though second-place Coventry United have a game in hand, Smith says he would rather be first than having to play catch-up. He said: "We have done our job, we are up there now and have the points on the board while they have to catch us up. We're in the
best place to be." A goal either side of half time secured the victory over the Gills at Oaklands last weekend. Cherelle Khassal and Molly Clark both scored to record City’s eighth league win of the season. Much of that success has been based on solidity at the back, with six clean sheets now recorded in 11 games so far. Speaking after the match, manager Smith said he was "really pleased and really proud" for standing up to the pressure. He added: "We spoke about it pre-game to make sure they went out to enjoy it and what they produced was a really professional performance."
f Cherelle Khassal celebrates
Friday, November 9, 2018
By Harvey Whyte
f Tommy Scutt pokes home the Rocks opener during the 2-2 draw away at Leatherhead | pics: Darren Crisp
Wasteful Rocks urged to take chances as Brad strikes again Next Game
WALTON CASUALS (A) Tomorrow, 3pm
BOGNOR boss Jack Pearce has praised young hotshot Brad Lethbridge as the teen sensation's goals have kept the Rocks afloat in recent weeks. After beating Isthmian Premier leaders Tonbridge Angels away a month ago, the Nyewood Lane side have failed to win in six matches. THat run has seen Bognor fall to sixth place in the league and dumped out of the Velocity Trophy. It could have been so much worse though had it not been for Lethbridge's eye for goal. THe youngster, who is on loan from League One side Portsmouth, netted his ninth of the season with a 93rd minute thunderbolt to seal a 2-2 draw against Leatherhead on Saturday. Tommy Scutt had scored the opener for the Rocks who wasted a number of other good chances. But it was Lethbridge who took the headlines. It was the second time in two weeks that the 18-year-old had struck late to rescue the Rocks - and boss Pearce says he hopes the teen striker can keep up the good form as the winter nights roll in. THe veteran manager said: "We are grateful to have such a wonderful association with Pompey and it helps when they allow us to help develop a player such as Bradley. "THere is no denying his ability in front of goal and he has proved that to our delight on
several occasions so far this season. "We're known to play attractive football at this club and I think Pompey fans who haven't seen us play will be pleasantly surprised." Regulars at Fratton Park missed out on a prime opportunity to see Lethbridge and his Rocks team-mates on Tuesday evening when the Sussex Senior Cup tie with SCFL Division One side Seaford Town was called off at late notice. With the opponents unable to field a team, the Rocks have received a bye into the third round with the draw yet to be made. Before that, though, are two tough matches in the coming days. First is a trip to Southern Premier South side Walton Casuals tomorrow (3pm) in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy, with £4,000 of prize money at stake. With former Fulham and West Ham legend Tony Gale as chairman, expect plenty of grit and fight to come from the Surrey side who are also in step three and look to build on winning three of their last four matches. Bognor will then return to league action at the Nye Camp on Tuesday (7.45pm) welcoming another Casuals side, this time Corinthian. THe visitors are currently 16th in the 22 team division, having lost four of their five away league matches so far - something that could play into the Rocks' hands.
Tributes paid to Rocks fan Bill LIFELONG Rocks fan Bill Spriggs is set to be remembered ahead of Bognor's home match next week. THe season ticket holder made his first trip to Nyewood Lane in the 1940s after his parents moved to the south coast from London. He passed away a fortnight ago at home after watching his beloved side earn a 2-2 draw at Bracknell Town in the FA Trophy. Club secretary Simon Cook confirmed the club would hold a minute's silence in Bill's memory before the home match against Wingate & Finchley on November 17. He said: "We've so saddened to hear of the sudden passing of huge Rocks fan Bill. THe club would like to extend our deep sympathies to his family. He will be missed." Members of Bill's family at set to come to Nyewood Lane for the match. THey said Bill loved all aspects of the beautiful game, managing Felpham Colts right through from under 10s to under 18s. His family said: "Bill has been a dedicated fan and has watched the Rocks through their ups and downs. "His funny banter has kept his fellow fans in the stand entertained along the way. He will be forever shouting ‘Come on you Rocks'.”
f Bill Spriggs was a lifelong Rocks supporter
IT'S been an odd fortnight or so since my last Post column. We have not got the results that perhaps we deserved on the pitch and I have been nursing an injury picked up in the second half of the match against Bracknell. It happened in the last five minutes of the second half. I kicked the bottom of someone's foot and the stud went into the top of my foot. Very quickly it swelled up like a golf ball and I was struggling to put pressure on it. It was then that I told Jack I was really struggling and he took me off. At the time I couldn't kick the ball and couldn't run on it. But with a bit of rest I was ready to go again against Leatherhead. I was lucky it was an impact injury rather than something with the muscle. With a muscle injury then by playing on you could tear it badly. Because it was caused by an impact it was still quite bruised on Saturday but I felt able to just play on. After ten minutes I perhaps wish I didn't as someone trod on it in the first ten minutes that hurt a lot! I played on though and by the end when Brad scored that injury time equaliser it was OK to run across the pitch and join in the celebrations. THat goal was unbelievable. I've looked at the video again and he skins two players with one laying down on the floor as they just can't get near him. THen he smacks it home with his left foot from 25 yards. For someone who is 17 to do that is incredible. On reflection though, personally, I would say it was two points lost. You will always struggle to win games if you give away goals like that. We also have to start putting chances away. It's true that we have not won for a while now. It's no secret that we're low on confidence as we're missing chances but the good thing is we're still creating them.
When we do start scoring goals we will take the pressure off. We have seen already this season that when we relax we can win five, six, seven nil. Blakey said the other day that the games we have got draws out of we could have won five or six to one. But we need to shore up at the back and relax a little in front of goal. It was a shame not to play on Tuesday. Robbie Blake dropped us all a note on the group messenger to tell us mid-afternoon it was called off. When we are home I always prefer to play rather than train but it can't be helped. Next up is Walton Casuals in the Trophy tomorrow. We don't know much about them so we will work on a few things like shape on THursday. Jack will have some info about how they set up which he will give us on the day of the game. If we form up well then we could win the game. THen it is back to the league and Nye Camp against Corinthians on Tuesday. Should we be sixth? Maybe be a bit higher but it's not a bad place to be in. THese draws we keep on getting away from home, especially the goals we concede, are really letting us down. If we can nip that in the bud, we can get a few more wins. What we have got is a bit of team spirit which means we keep going which is why we get 93rd minute equalisers. It will also be a weekend to think a lot as it is the centenary Remembrance weekend. I found out the other day that my great grand-dad was in World War One. THat got me thinking that if it happened today then it would be us, all of us at the club who would going out there sat in the trenches. For that reason it is important to remember those heroes.
Follow the Rocks with us weekly!
40 Advertising Feature
Friday, November 9, 2018
INSIDE: Our sports pages are packed with news about football, rugby and much more
New flooring fitted in time for Christmas For the largest local flooring and bed collection visit our showrooms today
Hundreds of styles and colours to choose from Nowhere cheaper for 30 miles
Find the bed of your dreams
Unit 1 Clock Park, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis PO22 9NH | TEL: 01243 823999
4-6 Anchor Springs, Littlehampton BN17 6BP | TEL:01903 721620