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Bognor Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 1EJ Tel. 01243 756170 BrickKilnGardenCentre SHOPPERS have been warned a popular shortcut in Bognor Regis town centre will be closed from next week. THe covered passageway that connects the London Road precinct with Sudley Road is to be sectioned off from Monday . THis is to enable scaffolding and site safety measures to be installed before building works start for five high quality one-bedroom flats. THe construction is due to take place for some six months.

Developer Matthew Reynolds acknowledged the inconvenience this might cause to businesses and pedestrians who had become used to reaching the shops through the route. He said: "THe closure was necessary for health and safety reasons. "THe passageway is privately owned, with access restricted to tenants and owners of the adjacent properties. "We've worked very closely with these



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IGNORED soldiers in one of the Second World War's toughest battles deserved to be recognised, a Pagham man has said. Mike Lemmon said this week's 75th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Monte Cassino had been overlooked because of the impending events to remember D-Day. "I don't understand why that is the case. It happens all the time. I have sent numerous letters to people about this but nothing has happened. "THere were over 300,000 men killed in the Italian campaign - far more than died on D-Day. THere is no recognition of them. "THe Italians are organising events for the anniversary but there is nothing from the British." Mike travelled to Italy to take part in the official events which the Italians had organised to thank those who had battled to free the mountain top abbey and the important area around it from the Germans. THis included a service at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Monte Cassino yesterday and at the abbey tomorrow. "THe ferocity of the fighting in 1944 was shown by the fact 90 per cent of the towns and villages in the area were destroyed by the fighting. "A total of 55,000 men died there. Ten armies were involved. As well as the British, they included the American, New Zealand, Indian and Australian. "THey deserve more recognition than they get."

Mike wrote a book, George: Hero, Deserter, Lover in 2017 loosely based on the experiences of his late father, George Lemmon, who fought at Monte Cassino. It was during his research into the fighting that Mike, 70, realised how little was widely known about the battle. THe injustice began straight away as the soldiers were labelled 'D-Day Dodgers' based on the belief of wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill that Italy was the soft underbelly of the campaign to invade Europe. "THe soldiers involved picked up on this song and made up a song about drinking all the Italian wine and living it up with the Italian women," said Mike. "You can imagine the language they used." Monte Cassino overshadows the valley on the way to Rome and allowed the Germans to pick off the Allied troops as they moved north from Naples. Mike wrote to the Duke of Sussex when he was writing his book to ask him to back a memorial in London to those who died in the fighting at Monte Cassino. THis followed a speech which Prince Harry, as he then known, made a speech on the 70th anniversary called for the soliders to be remembered more. He received a courteous reply but no further action occurred. It was the same with the letters he wrote to various members of the government. But Mike did ensure some local publicity when he took part in a military voices campaign by West Sussex libraries to capture the memories of veteran soldiers.

Total of unemployed residents in the towns is on the increase THE number of jobless residents in Bognor Regis and Littlehampton has gone up by just 56, compared to this time last year. Latest figures revealed by the Department of Works and Pensions on Tuesday show a claimant count of 1,650 in the towns. THis is an increase of 4 per cent. THe number of 18 to 24-year-olds registered in the system has dropped by seven, representing a 3 per cent change on last year. But the overall figures still remain well below the level of five years ago. THe number of claimants is 649 fewer

– or 28 per cent – compared to 2014. For the Arun district as a whole, the claimant count stands at 2,059 for an increase of 45. THis is a rise of just 2 per cent. THe figure compared to 2014 is 29 per cent – or 847 people – fewer than five years ago. But the statistics were accompanied by a warning that the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits is not confined to people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance. Nationally, the unemployment rate is the lowest since 1974.

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Students' showtimes benefit town charity WELL over £7,000 has been raised so far by students for a Bognor Regis-based charity. THe charity and arts development course members at the University of Chichester have collected the funds for 4Sight Vision Support - and more is likely to follow. As well as the events and community fundraising, they have submitted 18 grant applications to charitable foundations. Module co-ordinator Jane Galloway said: "We only need a couple of these applications to be successful for us to reach the £20,000 target. I have all my fingers and toes crossed." THe show, Copocabana, staged by the students at the Regis Centre in Bognor Regis, was a huge hit with everyone. THe musical by singer songwriter Barry Manilow had its audiences dancing

in their seats and leaving the centre's Alexandra THeatre with smiles all round. A review on the Beyond Books website stated: "Lola is played convincingly by Lillie Marie Hawkes, she's feisty and self-assured in the role and has great comedic moments. "Gladys, the ex-copa girl, played superbly by Rhia Cherin, takes Lola under her wing. While giving her advice on the benefits of being a copa girl, Tony (the enthusiastic Dominic Birch) is mooning all over Lola. "THe ensemble cast pull the whole thing together with some great dance numbers from the showgirls, with the addition of the waitress girls pulled in to make a bigger chorus." All the profits from the show will be given to 4Sight Vision Support, with its head office in Victoria Drive.

A BOGNOR REGIS man who claimed his seized drug money was for his holiday has been jailed. Luke Taylor, 31, was sentenced by Judge Swift at Portsmouth Crown Court and handed a four-year sentence. Taylor was driving along Sherwood Road, Bognor Regis, on June 28 last year when he was stopped by police officers. Following a search of Taylor and the van, officers discovered a lunch box which contained a quantity of drugs, associated paraphernalia and nearly £300 cash. Taylor, of Hazel Road, was arrested and explained to officers the money was for an upcoming holiday. During his police interview, Taylor changed his story and said the money was for a night out at the pub. During a search of the window cleaner's address, officers discovered further containers of white powder, which tested positive for cocaine. Taylor was charged for possession with intent to supply a class A drug, cocaine, and pleaded guilty. Detective Constable Jon Woolley, of Sussex Police's community investigation team, said: "Taylor was someone we had been interested in for a while. "He tried to cover up his lifestyle by making lies in his police interview. "However, we were able to prove

these to be false and this included the analysis of incriminating messages on Taylor's phone. "We welcome the sentence Taylor has been given and hope this sends out a stark message that we will continue to disrupt this behaviour. "We urge everyone to report drug issues to us without delay. You can report either online or by calling 101."

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THese amount to £7,702 with the addition of a host of other fundraising events. THese have included a quiz night, raffle, film night, karaoke and an ensemble performance and a collection at Homebase in Chichester. THe students sang some musical theatre and pop songs to showcase their talents and also featured songs from Copacabana to highlight their forthcoming show. THe charity put on a sausage sizzle event at the same time and £208.77 from the event alone. THe university is the home of the world's first degree in fundraising, charity development BA (Hons), to offer students the unique chance to learn skills needed by successful fundraisers. THese include marketing, planning, event management and public speaking.

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` Seaside award A TOP beach accolade has been scooped again by Bognor Regis. THe town's beach and foreshore has kept its Seaside Award for 2019. THe recognition from Keep Britain Tidy is only given to the best beaches in the country. Its flag was hoisted on one of the foreshore flagpoles on Wednesday afternoon by a group of dignitaries and three sisters - Hannah Hurst, 10, Ruby Hurst, nine, and Maddie Hurst, five - from the town's St Mary's Catholic Primary School. Arun District Council's chairman, Cllr Alan Gammon, said: "THis is wonderful news. It is good for Bognor Regis and its residents and visitors. "A lot of hard work goes into keeping the beach and seafront clean and tidy. "A good quality beach means a good quality visitor experience. If they are disappointed, they are not going to come back." THe latest recognition continues a series of successes, under various names, for Bognor Regis which stretches back to 1993. THe flag raising ceremony was the first appointment of his new mayoral year for Cllr Phil Woodall. He said: "It's important for people to know the recognition the seafront has got for reaching the national standard for its beach and foreshore. "THis is a lovely engagement for me to start my year in office." Bognor Regis is one of just 156 beaches around the country to have reached either the standards needed by either the International Blue Flag or the Seaside Award for a clean, safe and attractive area.

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Housing fight will continue A PLEDGE has been given to carry on fighting hundreds of homes intended for Pagham. Cllr David Huntley told the area's annual meeting of electors he and his fellow newly elected district councillor, June Hamilton, would do everything they could to stop at least some of the large schemes. Four schemes are envisaged in Arun District Council's local plan land use blueprint - for Summer Lane, Hook Lane, Sefter Road and Church Barton Farm. THey are expected to total 1,200 dwellings. Cllr Huntley, who was also acting chairman of Pagham Parish Council when the meeting took place last week, said: "We owe it to our parishioners to do our best to fight the local plan. "If we allow all this development. we will be killing the goose that laid the golden egg and the character that makes Pagham a special village will be lost. "THis is a 1,200-year-old special Sussex coastal village. It should not be used as a dumping ground for houses which should be built elsewhere. It is excessive and unnecessary housing from Arun District Council. We might be able to stop some of the outrageous development that has been planned. Let's hope. "June and I will be truly independent. When the government says 'jump',we will not be asking how high? Party politics should be kept out of local government." Fierce protests have failed to stop two of the schemes - for Church Barton Farm and Sefter Road - being passed by Arun in outline form.

THe Pagham Road proposal is on hold pending a High Court challenge by the parish council. THis is due to be heard in the High Court on June 25. THe housing for Hook Lane was rejected by Arun on road safety grounds. THe developer's appeal should take place on October 22. But a new plan for the same scheme has been lodged by the company with Arun. THis has yet to be decided. Cllr Huntley outlined efforts the parish council had made to oppose the housing together with thousands of residents. A lack of infrastructure, poor roads and the amount of traffic which would use them and the effect on wildlife and the nearby Pagham Harbour local nature reserve were among objections given. "THis area and the Manhood Peninsula produces 10 per cent of the salad crops of the country," said Cllr Huntley. Ford Airfield should be used for largescale housing developments because of its closeness to a railway station and the A27. Cllr Hamilton said: "David and I agree about almost everything and we will work together." Parish council finance and general purposes committee chairman Cllr Dawn Salter said £25,000 had been set aside to fight the court case.THe amount could be topped up if needed. "We have engaged a legal team to protect this village from the harsh hand we have been dealt by our planning authority. "It is a huge financial commitment and not something most parish councils would undertake."

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Book lovers' delight as sales start again at town's museum BOOKWORMS were delighted to find a huge choice of new reading material when Bognor Regis Museum hosted a sale of secondhand books. Both hardbacks and paperbacks had been donated by members of Bognor Regis Local History Society and friends for the sale in aid of the society's funds, held on Saturday. Dozens of titles were available, with subjects ranging from fiction thrillers and romances to travelogues, biographies and cookery books. THe society's chairman, Greg Burt, said although the society made only £50 from the event, it was a success. "We were still quite happy and it was well worth doing as it brought extra

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New town mayor calls for re-think on regeneration WE need to take a fresh look at the regeneration of Bognor Regis, the town's new mayor has said. Independent Cllr Phil Woodall was unanimously elected on Monday to fill the role for a second time. His backing from the three different groups on Bognor Regis Town Council saw him handed the chain of office from the outgoing mayor, Stephen Reynolds. Outside the meeting, Cllr Woodall, said: "Regeneration needs to be looked at seriously. "THere needs to be an outcome of what is going to happen to the Sunken Garden. I would like it should stay, to be honest." He also said a water fountain feature, either there or elsewhere in the town, could be a popular attraction. His election came two years after he was voted in as town mayor for the first time. "It's a real honour that I have been chosen again. I'm going to enjoy meeting the public. It's going to be good meeting some people again and also plenty of new ones," he said. THe official diary of Cllr Woodall, 57, was packed with some 200 engagements during his initial year. Many of them saw him wearing his trademark waistcoats. "I did three engagements on one day and I wore a difficult waistcoat to each one," he said. One special event is due to hold is a tea party in late July to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Bognor officially being granted its Regis suffix.

"I would like to invite all the town residents who are 90 this year to join with me in celebrating the occasion," he said. Mr Reynolds told the meeting: "I served this council for eight years. I didn't get re-elected, unfortunately, but it has been a real special privilege to serve as mayor." He presented certificates to the outgoing and incoming mayor's cadets. He also handed over a £631 cheque for his chosen charity, Arun Angels. Its volunteers provide support and care to those who may be distressed and vulnerable while they enjoy the seafront and town centre nightlife. Cllr Woodall was proposed by Cllr Adam Cunard. He said: "He is a good councillor and a good advertisement for this town plus he has got lots of jazzy waistcoats." THe new mayor's charity for the coming year is Serve Sussex with its work transporting blood, platelets and patients' notes among other items around hospitals in the county for free. Cllr Steve Goodheart (I, Hotham) was elected unanimously as the deputy town mayor. *In last week's coverage of the results of Bognor Regis Town Council elections, Phil Woodall, who was elected as an Independent councillor for Orchard ward, was incorrectly described in a picture caption as being one of three winning Lib Dem councillors. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. See page seven

Bike riders pull in cash THE Bognor Regis Post is joining more than 200 businesses and individuals sponsoring one of the 24 Pink Pub to Pegasus Bridge bicycles. Oli Hicklin, who is one of the organisers of the Second World War-themed charity ride, said: "Bognor Regis is really getting behind this now. Everybody is jumping in. "THere has been so much support and offers are coming in from everywhere but we can still take more sponsors. "THe money coming through our Just Giving page is checked each Friday and, currently, we have £71,450 but this is increasing daily. "All the riders are paying their own costs and every penny raised is going to our two charities. "All Call Signs is a Portsmouth-based group which was set up in 2018 following the death of former soldier Danny Johnston. Its aim is to use technology and the power of the community to improve the lives of service personnel and veterans. "Ten per cent of the donated funds will be passed to Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, a charity which

will fund wells in Africa in Danny's name." THe friends taking part in the ride from the Pink Pub - the Royal Oak - at Bersted are: Alastair Smyth, Jack Keywood, Mark Ward, Oli Hicklin, Allen Porter, Ben Long, Chris Barlow, Dan French, Gary Pugh, Jason Smith, Jez Brooks. Paul Sherwood, Richard Scopes, Ryan Mercado, Brad Knowles, Scott Barlow, Pat Cullen, Wal Watts, Chay Curtis, Sam Summer, Christian Brian, Jamie Huband, Jon Keen, Lucas Johnston a.k.a Bombhead and Stephen James. Already, Ryan has run a marathon and on another run from Brighton to Bognor, he raised £2,000. On that run he was joined by the founders of All Call Signs, Dan Arnold and Stephen James, who will also be on the ride. THe group will be leaving from the Pink Pub on Monday, June 3, and will be arriving at Pegasus Bridge in Normandy, France, on THursday, June 6, in time for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, having cycled 160 miles on their vintage bikes while wearing Home Guard uniforms.

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New plea for £90m plans AN APPEAL has been made for the newlook Bognor Regis Town Council to start talks with a regeneration developer. Former councillor Jan Cosgrove used his first meeting after this month's elections to urge councillors who met for the first time on Monday to enter negotiations about a £90m scheme for the town. He said he would continue to promote the Sir Richard Hotham regeneration proposals even though he was no longer a councillor. THe scheme's most eyecatching element is a 1,100-seat theatre complex on the current Hothamton car park off Queensway. For the Regis Centre site, it proposes a boardwalk of 65,000sq ft of leisure, gym and spa, retail, commercial, shops, hotel and restaurants with flats above. A destination restaurant has been put forward for the seafront skate park opposite the Royal Norfolk Hotel. Mr Cosgrove said: "I would ask councillors at an early meeting to take a serious hold of this matter and talk with Sir Richard Hotham very seriously about how a £90m scheme can benefit and come into the town. THe alternative, in my view, is a delay of seven to 10 years for regeneration. THat is not good for this town. "I know Sir Richard Hotham are willing to

listen to people with ideas." THese included enabling the volunteerrun Regis Centre to stay on the redeveloped seafront site and a dome for an ice rink and events on Hothamton. As reported, developer Tom Elliott set up the Sir Richard Hotham scheme and was the first applicant to receive planning approval for a major regeneration project in the town. THe decision was made by a government planning inspector after Arun District Council had rejected the proposals. But Arun owns the land on all three sites and its previous Conservative administration showed no interest in allowing Sir Richard Hotham to lease them. Mr Cosgrove said he was making his latest backing for the Sir Richard Hotham proposals because he believed the new Lib Dem-minority led Arun was likely to ditch the current regeneration ideas. THese include the Pavilion Park, or linear park, for Hothamton and a winter garden for the Regis Centre. "THe linear park was a front for buildings to go there (Hothamton) to enhance the land value. Arun said so in a report. THere is another extant and existing regeneration scheme which has planning permission and £90m of funding," he said.

Couple intend to turn building into historic Felpham house DELIGHTED owners Bob and Jan Budd are looking forward to seeing the history of their Felpham home being brought to life. THe couple have begun to change the use of a former autism centre back into a domestic property. THey intend the building on the corner of Summerley Lane and Felpham Way to become a landmark. Mr Budd said: "We are not exactly sure how old the building is. "THe house opposite was built in 1802 and we think ours was built about the same time, perhaps even earlier. "We want to replicate the house

opposite as much as possible and restore it to how it used to be." THe major project is expected to take up to two years. Beyond that, the rear building could become upmarket B&B rooms in Mr and Mrs Budd's proposals. THey have asked Arun District Council for planning approval for the work. THe couple lived in Ruislip in north west London all their lives. But they wanted to move to the south coast to be closer to their daughters in Worthing and Portsmouth and the sea. THey are also keen bowlers and the facilities at Middleton Sports Club were also a big draw.

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` WASPI action WOMEN from the Bognor group represented Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) at an AGE UK stance outside the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Amber Rudd’s, constituency office in Hastings concerning the ill-received pension credit system to be brought in this week, which again affects and increases the time some women will be financially disadvantaged. THe group of women, although not entitled to their pensions as were the other protesters, felt a kindred spirit and showed their support. WASPI groups in West Sussex, covering Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Chichester, Rustington, Worthing and Horsham continue to keep abreast with any developments in their campaign and liaise with neighbouring county groups.

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Final service by chaplain CONDUCTING thousands of services has come to an end for the former chaplain of the Bognor Regis hospital. THe Rev Graham Reeves has overseen

Reaching out on mental health AN initiative to reach out to pensioners and improve their mental well-being was showcased at Bognor Regis Library during mental health awareness week. Organised by Communities in Mind service manager Jo Bulis, the display on Monday attracted a lot of attention from library users and people who had seen it advertised and visited to find out information. Activities for over-65s in the town are based at THe Laburnum Centre in Lyon Street and examples of work created at arts and crafts sessions were on display as well as the opportunity to enjoy colouring a picture. Jo said the event was also intended to show how services covering all areas of physical and mental well-being were available. "One-to-one support is one of the most important services we offer, especially

for people who have become socially isolated. THis can occur for a number of reasons," she said. "Often, older people lose confidence, perhaps after a partner dies or has to go into residential care. Changes in physical health can lead to problems and social isolation becomes a growing issue. "Our aim is to help people reconnect with the community and improve their lives with meaningful activities and, if they come to us, we can help them to access other services they may need." As well as helping older people, Coastal West Sussex Mind also offers services for families, young people and those of working age who are in mental health recovery. For more information about support or sessions held at the Laburnum Centre, call Jo on 07495 077341 or her colleague, Jo, on 07932 784979.

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Supporters of homeless charity pitch in to spend night under stars FOOTBALL matches were replaced with a cardboard city for the first sleep-out in Bognor Regis. Dozens of supporters of homelessness charity Stonepillow took the chance to ditch their comfortable beds for the hard pitch to raise money by calling Bognor Regis Town's ground their home for the night. THe experience under a clear sky at the Nyewood Lane stadium left a lasting experience - and has brought in more than £5,000 to help Stonepillow help people who sleep rough every night. THe inaugural event was so successful the charity already has agreed with hosts at the football club it can be repeated next year and staff are hoping more will participate in 2020. Among the 30 who joined in last Saturday included a group of eight Chichester College students and two additional support lecturers. Vikki Andrews and Clare Franklin provide communication skills to the students who have a degree of learning difficulties. Clare said: "THe idea for taking part came when the group were talking about period poverty. THe students started collecting sanitary products to donate to the local hostel. "THey then decided they would come to this and raise some money for Stonepillow." Vikki said: "It's been an awesome experience. It just brings it home to the students how difficult it is to sleep rough.

"To have that poor quality of sleep, and then have to get up and move on the next day. "In contrast, we've only had one night of it and we're off home to a nice bath and a lazy day on the sofa." THe night was dry and still but that also meant the temperature dipped to 2C to bring home to those who took part the reality of how cold it can be to live in the open. "It was cold but it was still nowhere near how cold it would be to sleep rough in the winter," said Vikki. One of the students of Vikki and Clare who spent the night under a cardboard shelter was Isabelle Lack, 24. She said: "I enjoyed it. It made me think about what it is like on the streets. I enjoyed making the shelter as well." THe students hoped to have raised £500 from their night under the stars. Stonepillow's PR and events manager Laura Bulbeck said, by Monday afternoon, £5,200 had been donated to those who slept out and more was expected. Laura, who was up all night helping at the event, said it was fantastic for a first event. "We have so many projects in Bognor Regis and we want to connect more with the community there. "THere is more need in the Arun area, where there are more homeless people, than in Chichester and people we know were at the sleep-out. "Some of our clients and staff helped

with the set-up and there was a nice community vibe. "We're looking forward to next year and we're hoping many more sleepers will take part as there is ample space on the pitch. "We're very grateful to our sponsors, Kiwi Recruitment and Bognor Regis Town Football Club," added Laura. Before the event, club manager Jack Pearce said: "It's an absolute pleasure to be able to contribute something back to our community by staging the event for such a worthwhile cause. We're delighted to be helping by hosting the Bognor Big Sleep Out. Club secretary Simon Cook added: "We're thrilled to work with Stonepillow and very much admire the work they do." THe Bognor Regis event follows on from the well-establised sleep-out which Stonepillow has held on the Cathedral Green in Chichester in the autumn during most of Stonepillow's 30 years of existence. THe charity operates hostels and hubs in Bognor Regis and Chichester, with a recovery service and supported accommodation. It has a social enterprise project, Stonepillow Restore, which recycles donated furniture and white goods, such as fridges and freezers, and uses them to provide training for its clients and longterm unemployed people and sells them to boost its funds.

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` In Bloom entries ENTRIES are being sought for this year's Bersted in Bloom event. THe annual competition seeks to highlight the efforts of residents in growing fantastic flowers and sensational shrubs. It also emphasises the importance of encouraging wildlife and insects and making the most of recycling. Entry is free. Two categories of prizes are on offer - containers/ hanging baskets and front gardens. All entries must be visible to the passing public. THe deadline to take part is June 21. Judging will be held on July 3. Forms are available from Bersted Parish Council on 01243 842221.

` New venue EUROPEAN elections have led to a change of venue for a Bognor Regis group's next meeting. Members of Bognor Regis & District Horticultural Society will be getting together at South Bersted Church, in Church Street, at 7.30pm next THursday. THeir usual location at Jubilee Hall in North Bersted is being used for the polling to choose MEPs. THe subject of the meeting will be foliage and shrubs by Steve Millam. Entry is £2, visitors £3 and £5 annual membership is available.

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FUNDRAISING pupils at a Bognor Regis school have achieved national fame again. All the students and staff members at THe Regis School could take part in this year's Soccer Aid playground challenge. THe non-uniform day fundraising event for Unicef's work in the developing world will raise at least £1,000, which the British government will double. THey posted their efforts on Unicef's Instagram site to follow their work in 2018 which was highlighted by the global body as being the best in Britain. It has featured in its publicity material for the latest Soccer Aid ahead of the latest of the charity games at Chelsea's ground, Stamford Bridge, on June 6. One of the school's rights respecting ambassadors, Kendra Diston, travelled to Africa last year to see Unicef's work. THe 14-year-old said: "What makes this special is the enjoyment we get out of it. We know that by doing this we are making such a change to people around the world. "THat feeling beats every other feeling. My journey to Africa last year has made me more aware of what is going on around the world. "It has helped me to be more motivated to do this and to think of new things." Student leader Harley Collins, 15, said: "We need to understand some people are not as fortunate as us. "One of the things Unicef does is a pop-up school in a box with enough equipment to educate a class of children. "If they don't have education, how will they get experience of the world and better themselves? You need to be literate and have some basic maths skills." Also helping to ensure last Wednesday ran smoothly was rights respecting

ambassador Eden Purdy, 14. She said: "What we are doing is really good. We know we are helping those who need help. "We expect to have clean water and nice food but there are people around the world who don't have that." THe fundraising began the previous week when 28 students walked between the piers at Worthing and Bognor Regis. Dubbed the water walk, this was aimed at raising money to provide a clean water supply. THere was plenty of water when the playground challenge began. THe heavy rainfall led to a change of location to the sports hall of the neighbouring Arena Sports Centre. THe obstacles which were tackled included a ball dribbling course, a bouncy castle, running under a parachute and running through a tunnel. Caroline Saunders, an assistant principal at the school, said: "THe rain was never going to stop us. "We were always going to keep going, regardless of the weather, which is a real testament to the resilience of the staff and the students. "Up to 1,500 people can take part in today's event. In addition to going round the course, students can purchase extra goes for 50p and food and drink stalls are in a neighbouring room to buy and raise more money." Children paid £1 to leave their school uniforms at home. Unicef has told the school that £1,164 will provide a childfriendly space where children can learn, play and recover in emergencies Alternatively, £1,70 could ensure a child receives vaccines to protect them from deadly diseases.


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Record entry for 25th race WELL over 1,800 runners will take to the Bognor Regis seafront this weekend for the town’s biggest sporting event. THe 25th staging of the Bognor Prom 10k road race will see the biggest entry in its history and close to its 2,000 limit. THey will be seeking to emulate last year’s winners, Bernie Spannagl and Lucy THraves, achieve personal bests or raise money for a favourite good cause. Preprarations for Sunday’s big occasion have been completed by the organisers at Bognor Regis Tone Zone Runners. THe club took on the lead role from the race’s founders, Bognor Hotham Rotary Club, two years ago. THe Rotarians will be providing support on the day and the Runners have put in place more improvements to enhance the experience of the runners. Jude Bazeley, the race director, said: “We have certainly pulled out all the stops this year as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Bogor Prom 10k. “Runners can expect a great experience, a commemorative medal and a fantastic goody bag. Our race village will also be a highlight, with great concessions for runners and their families.” THe race will also see the introduction of wheelchair competitors. “Bognor Prom 10k is a huge community event on the events calendar every year,” said Jude. “As such, we want to ensure that we are inclusive and what a great way to celebrate the 25th anniversary

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of the race than by introducing the wheelchair race.” THe race will start at 10.30am at West Park and the runners will follow the familiar course along the prom, through Felpham and Summerley Lane before they return along the seafront to West Park. Each year, the race has a charity partner and Parents and Carers Support Organisation (PACSO) was nominated for the role this year. It is a charity which supports children with disabilities and their parents in the Arun and Chichester districts. THis includes a range of respite activities and fun events for the whole family to enjoy. As well as the main race, the fun run for younger runners will see changes this year. It will start and finish on Silverston Avenue, next to the park, for the first time as well as enjoying similar benefits to the main race. Jude added: “In previous years, the fun run has been on the fringes of the main event. “THe Bognor Prom 10k aims to encourage more young people to be part of this great event. As such, we want to make them feel that their taking part is as important and contributes to the day.” THe fun run is over a 1.5k course for all children aged between four and 15. Bognor Regis junior parkrun is entering a team of 50 runners and will have red T-shirts to run in as well thanks to their hosts at THe Arena and THe Newbarn Kia Garage in Bognor Regis.

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Musically gifted A MUSICAL by students from the University of Chichester has raised thousands of pounds for a West Sussex charity which cares for visually-impaired people. Copacabana, devised from Barry Manilow’s hit songs, helped to raise more than £7,700 for 4Sight Vision Support, based in Bognor Regis. THe performance, led by the university’s musical theatre students and undergraduates from its charity development degree, also broke the all-time ticket-sale record at the town’s Alexandra THeatre, where it was hosted in March. It was part of a number of activities led by the fundraising students since January to raise money for 4Sight Vision Support, which currently cares for 3,000 people across the region. More than 18 grant applications have also been submitted by the students to

various charitable foundations. University tutor Jane Galloway said: “We only need a couple of these applications to be successful for us to reach our £20,000 target. I have all my fingers and toes crossed.” THe university’s charity development BA (Hons) is the world’s first degree in fundraising. THe course, accredited by the Institute of Fundraising, offers students an opportunity to learn skills needed by successful fundraisers, including marketing, planning, event management and public speaking. Course leader Donna Day Lafferty said: “THe intention is to expose students to as much best practice and real-life fundraising as possible.” To find out more about the university students’ fundraising activities, including the Copacabana musical, go to:

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` School transport VIEWS ARE still being sought on a school and college transport information resource for students aged 16 and above with special educational needs and disabilities. Every year West Sussex County Council consults on its post-16 school and college transport policy statement. THe report gives details of where to find further help, advice and contact details for planning and paying for travel to and from school and college courses. It is available for all students of sixth form age (16-19) and also young adult learners (aged 19 and above) who have an education, health and care plan. THe consultation is asking schools, students, parents and other interested people to comment on whether the details are complete, correct and clear. Mr Richard Burrett, cabinet member for education and skills, said: “I would encourage anyone who uses or is involved with post-16 school and college transport to give us your views which will help shape our policy statement.” THe final version of the 2019/20 statement is published on May 31, 2019, and any comments and information received as part of the consultation will be considered for inclusion in the published version. THe consultation will run until May 22, 2019, and can be found at: highways-and-transport/post-16transport-2019/

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More contractors for county council ROAD repairs, grass cutting and other highways maintenance in West Sussex could soon be carried out by as many as 18 companies rather than just one. THe county council’s current contract with Balfour Beatty ends in March, 2020, and it hopes to have awarded new ones by the end of the year. Balfour Beatty has dealt with all work under the highways maintenance contract for the past eight years but the council now plans to split the workload into six ‘lots’, each containing three contracts. At a meeting of the environment, communities and fire select committee on THursday, members were told that the six lots would be put out to tender in the summer. It would still be possible for one company to apply for all 18 contracts but officers said dividing the work would improve quality, reduce costs and provide more flexibility. One concern raised by committee members was who would decide which firms would receive the contracts, and the amount of input from chief executive Nathan Elvery. THeir cautiousness was understandable. In early 2018, the council was ready to hand a new single contract to Ringway Infrastructure Services Ltd  following what was described as ‘a successful procurement process’. But a High Court challenge from rival bidder Amey brought the process to a grinding halt and led to

Balfour Beatty being given an interim contract while the challenge was met. Cllr Nigel Jupp asked: "Bearing in mind the sensitivities over the procurement last year, where in this procedure is the chief executive? “Will he get sight of the proposals and will he be recommending them to the council?” Unhappy with the response that Mr Elvery would delegate the process to his executives, with the final decision being made via the cabinet member, Mr Jupp said: “Bearing in mind the problems that we have encountered, which are still not yet resolved, I would imagine that the chief executive would be taking a very keen interest in this one, just as members will. “I would like to be reassured that it wasn’t all being delegated down to a number of people who dealt with the previous one.” Cllr Roger Oakley also asked for assurances that there would be a ‘clear audit trail of responsibility’ showing who had made what decision. THe committee agreed the splitting of the contract was ‘appropriate’ but committee chairman Cllr Andrew Barrett-Miles said he would write to Mr Elvery ‘to understand his involvement in the process’. Some of the contracts will be for five years, with the possibility of extending to ten, while others will be for four years. THe six lots are worth a total of £20,050,000. Report by Karen Dunn, local democracy reporter

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Campaign for dementia week BY KELLY WICKHAM AN AT-HOME care company is running a special campaign for dementia action week. Home Instead Senior Care, a company which provides at-home care for older people in Chichester, Bognor Regis and the surrounding area, is running the campaign, Care About Dementia As part of Dementia Action Week, which runs from Monday, May 20, to Friday, May 24, Home Instead will be sharing advice and stories about helping people with dementia to live well using #CareAboutDementia on social media. According to Alzheimer's Research UK, half of UK adults cannot identify any key risk factors for dementia. THrough a national survey, the charity found that only one per cent were able to name the known risk factors for dementia which are heavy drinking, genetics, smoking,

high blood pressure, depression and diabetes. Simon McGee, owner of Home Instead Senior Care, in Chichester and Bognor Regis, commented on the campaign: "We care about dementia and want to support families and help people live well with it. "For us, every week is a dementia awareness week and our trained caregivers know the best ways of helping a person with dementia." Stephen, a caregiver from Home Instead, said: "When people have dementia, they can become quiet and might not be able to express themselves verbally. "With one of my clients, as I’ve got to know him, I can spot the non-verbal signs like a smile when he hears his favourite song on the radio or a frown usually means he has got a headache and wants some time to himself. It is really important to look for these types of clues.

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LETTERS to the editor

Readers' letters are welcomed by the Bognor Regis Post. They should be limited to less than 300 words and be submitted by 5pm on Monday to be considered for publication in that week's edition. We reserve the right to edit letters before they are published. They should be emailed to:, posted to: Post Newspapers Ltd, 63 London Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1DF or handed in to our office at this address.

Dear Editor, RECENT events have highlighted the impending disaster facing us due to global warming, a real threat, for example, to inhabitants of the Chichester plain, much of which lies just above sea level and some below. Having searched the council websites, I can find nothing that suggests they are aware of the desperate need to capture carbon and are doing anything about it. THe quickest way to get this ball rolling is to establish a plan to start planting trees as soon and as widely as possible, and to encourage all those in a position to do so by introducing incentives. THere was a time when the county council offered grants for tree planting. No longer. THe councils should be planting on roundabouts, road verges and anywhere possible. Large-scale planning application approvals should include conditions to plant, as a minimum, one broadleaf English tree per unit. Owners of large swathes of our countryside, particularly those who

have benefited by selling acres of our best arable land for strategic building sites, should be persuaded to allocate a field or three to planting woods. Permission to fell trees should only be approved on a one-forone replacement. THe recent local elections hold the promise of a waft of fresh democratic breeze into the Arun and Chichester Districts and I implore our new councillors to give urgent thought to this ‘emergency’. A councillor with responsibility for climate change would be a good start. Colin Hamilton, Pagham Road. Pagham


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Students gather gifts for town's food bank FELPHAM Community College students had food for thought when they found out about Bognor Regis food bank. As a result, a collection was made to help users of the good cause, based in West Street. Student Council representatives gave presentations to their form groups on what the Bognor foodbank does, who it helps and how students can help by donating goods. THe huge number of gifts was handed

over on May 13, after which Mandy Riley, a volunteer at the food bank, spoke to some of the students. She said: "It was great to come in and speak to the whole school council regarding what our food bank does and who we provide for. "Many people think we only work with the homeless. THis is not the case at all - 90 per cent of the food parcels we have distributed in the last year have been for local families in need who have housing but do not have the funds for

food or toiletries. "It was good that the student council fed back the work that we do to the rest of the student body and the collection the school has donated has been brilliant. THank you.” Deputy headteacher Michelle Kelly said: "It has been great to see students across year groups, and staff, pull together and compile such a good collection of goods to be donated. THank you to all the students, parents and staff who have helped.”

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Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Roman week 2019 Chichester Roman Week Saturday May 25 - Friday, May 31 CHICHESTER’S award-winning Roman Week returns in May half-term and celebrates Chichester’s rich Roman heritage with a programme of events designed to engage visitors of all ages, taking place in and around the district. THis year’s Roman Week includes an extensive and varied programme of events including a Roman reenactment in Priory Park on Tuesday, May 28, which will take place from 11am – 4pm and will be free to attend. As well as the re-enactment, events taking place throughout the week include workshops, talks, tours and craft activities. Some highlights of the programme

include a jewellery making workshop using the Novium Museum’s collections as inspiration, talks about archaeology and Roman film, a drama workshop for teenagers and a ‘Battle of the Bottles’ Italian wine-tasting event run in conjunction with Hennings Wine Merchants. Other venues running events and activities for Roman Week events include Pallant House Gallery, Chichester Festival THeatre, Chichester Library, Bignor Roman Villa, Chichester Harbour Conservancy, Butser Ancient Farm, and Fishbourne Roman Palace. For a full programme of Chichester Roman Week events and to book tickets, please visit: romanweek Roman Week 2019 is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Favourite flying car swoops into theatre Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Tuesday - Saturday, May 21 - 25 Alexandra THeatre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1BL Tel: 01243 861010 Email: EVERYONE’S favourite flying car comes to life, 50 years after the musical adaptation, and beloved, family film first brought Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to public acclaim. BROS Musical Productions is bringing this fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car which flies through the air and sails the seas to the stage of the Alexandra THeatre.


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Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers of Mary Poppins fame, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious”. Eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. THey soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. THe family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa. Tickets are £18 for adults and £16 for under-16s. Performances are at 7.30pm, with a matinee at 2.30pm.













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Greek, German and old English settings in film May 17-23

WHAT would Ronald Tolkien have made of his work’s posthumous success? He died in 1973, living long enough to see his Lord of the Rings trilogy, his epic fantasy novels, picked up by millions, but not to witness a five-film series that grossed almost $6 billion. In Tolkien, the young Ronald, (Nicholas Hoult) an orphan, is taken into the care of a stern but kindly Jesuit priest, Father Francis Morgan (Colm Meaney) and placed in an Edgbaston boarding house, the film following him at Oxford, his formation of a secret society, at war and his marriage to Edith (Lily Collins) in this touching, entertaining, nicely handled film, which gives real insights into the creation of one of the most popular books ever written. Also starring Derek Jacobi as his Oxford professor. In the aptly named Greek myth Styx, doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff ) flies from Germany to Gibraltar to single-handedly pilot a yacht to the Atlantic’s Ascension Island. But when she comes across a sinking boat on the horizon - a vessel filled to the brim with refugees - should she come to the aid of those on board or sail on past them? THis sensationally powerful film is joined by a further German sensation, Run Lola Run, one of the twice-monthly Ruby Tuesday £2 films celebrating the cinema’s 40th anniversary. THe thriller, with a backdrop of Berlin and pounding techno soundtrack, follows Lola as she has 20 minutes to locate a missing bag containing 100,000 Deutschmarks to save her boyfriend’s life. Follow her and you’ll be taken on fabulous run. Bel Canto stars Julianne Moore as a famous soprano caught up in a guerrilla takeover of the house in which she is singing at a private party for a wealthy Japanese industrialist (Ken Watanabe). Moore radiates elegance in this story of love and discordant humanity.

From its opening sequence showing how fake news is concocted to control the thought processes of a divided nation, Donbass is a withering and soberingly acute satire with a ring of authenticity. Set in Ukraine, director Sergey Loznitsa has worked impressively with a broad ensemble cast to create a grim but gripping film. Performance events this week include Matthew Bourne’s stunning Swan Lake with his all-male cast, and the Bolshoi Ballet’s live production Carmen Suite/Petrushka. Don’t miss, either, Education Department’s Mike Jennings’ Another Fine Mess! THe Films of Laurel and Hardy on May 17 at 6.30pm in the Focus on Film series. THe greatest comedy double act is explored with clips. Tickets £6.50. Book, too, for Chichester’s Novium Museum’s THe Making of Centurion on May 31 at 6.30pm during its Chichester Roman Week. Second unit director Ian D. Fleming will give an insight on how the 2010 film, starring Michael Fassbender and Dominic West, was made. £6 per person. Tickets at the museum, and part of Hollywood Rome. Pick up the celebratory cinema Ruby Anniversary Magazine at the box office while booking tickets. All seats are reservable on the cinema's plush red seats. Bar. Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, Chichester PO19 7XY Box office: 01243 786650




Adventure, Fantasy, Romance Screened at Picturedrome Cinemas SINCE its big screen release back in 1992, the magical tale of Aladdin has enchanted generations of viewers with its story of a plucky street urchin’s discovery of a magical lamp and its wish-granting inhabitant. Almost three decades later, Disney invites audiences on a magic carpet ride to once again experience the wondrous sights and sounds of Agrabah with a live-action adaptation of the beloved animated feature. Prepare to witness the timeless rags-toriches tale like never before, as a common thief attempts to overcome a power-hungry Grand Vizier and win the heart of his one true love. THe rambunctious and dynamic directing style of Guy Ritchie promises to unveil a series of action-packed sequences that weave between shadowy back alleys, vibrant parades, vast desert plains, and palatial splendour. Meanwhile, the muchloved musical numbers are back in force, with veteran composer Alan Menken returning to once again sprinkle his signature melodic magic upon his original Oscar-winning compositions. Will Smith’s wisecracking Genie provides some serious star power to a cast of young and emerging actors that promise to reinvigorate the legend of Aladdin for modern audiences, while ensuring existing fans are left dazzled as they watch their favourite moments and characters come to life.

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Action, Crime, Thriller Screened at Picturedrome Cinemas

IN John Wick, he came back to seek revenge. In John Wick: Chapter 2, he was forced to repay a debt. And now, after grossing a combined total of nearly $300 million at the worldwide box office, THe Boogeyman returns for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. In this third instalment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn. Returning to the John Wick universe are Keanu Reeves as the eponymous John Wick, Laurence Fishburne; Lance Reddick, Tobias Segal, and Ian McShane. THey will be starring alongside new cast members Halle Berry, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Jason Mantzoukas and Angelica Huston.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery Screened at Picturedrome Cinemas

THE world of Pokémon comes to life in the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure. Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Ryan Reynolds

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Biography, Fantasy, Musical Screened at Picturedrome Cinema

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SET to Elton John's most beloved songs, performed by Taron Egerton, Rocketman is the incredible human story of Elton John's breakthrough years and follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into an international superstar. The epic musical fantasy tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard join Egerton for the flamboyant biopic. Fresh from his impactful turn in BBC drama Bodyguard, Golden Globe-winner Richard Madden portrays Elton’s former long-time manager, John Reid. Bell takes the role of Bernie Taupin, the writer responsible for the lyrics of many of Elton’s hits, while Bryce Dallas Howard embodies Elton’s mother, Sheila. All would play integral parts in Elton’s rise to stardom before witnessing it begin to spiral out of control. Punctuated by triumph, despair, addiction, and redemption, Rocketman pairs a talented cast and director with the story of one of the music industry’s most enduring legends. Discover how Reginald Kenneth Dwight began his journey to becoming an iconic singer, pianist, and composer who would go on to sell over 300 million records worldwide.




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stars as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality. The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu, a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim

and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City - a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world - they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.


Biography, Drama Screened at Picturedrome Cinemas and Chichester Cinema at New Park NICHOLAS Hoult stars as Lord Of The Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien in a biopic that explores the formative years of the orphaned writer as he finds friendship, love, and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of The First World War, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his Middle-earth novels.

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Save on arts and crafts event entry West Dean Arts & Crafts Festival May 31-June 2, 10am-5pm West Dean House PO18 0QZ EARLY bird tickets for West Dean Arts and Crafts Festival are available at a reduction of 20 per cent for online booking until THursday, May 23. THe event, which continues to grow in popularity, will be buzzing with creativity and is set to inspire visitors of all ages. It is also the only chance this year to see inside the iconic West Dean House, home of art collector and philanthropist Edward James, with its sumptuous rooms which hosted nobility, including Edward VII.

More than 20 workshops, in a wide range of arts and crafts, are available to book for anyone who wants to get hands-on and learn or develop a skill. Demonstrations will be given by top professionals in their field, such as Abdollah Nafisi, expert woodworker from the BBC's series THe Victorian House of Arts and Crafts, and his partner, designer Kate Nafisi, demonstrating elements of making a Sussex chair. THe idyllic grounds will be used for the event, featuring exhibitors with hand-made items, and featuring live music in the background, food, drink and a chance to visit West Dean Gardens included in the entry price.

Family fun around the Art for all at new fair district this half-term A NEW event being held at Goodwood Racecourse is the perfect place to begin an art collection, or indeed add to your collection if you are already a seasoned art enthusiast . THere will be 100 exhibitors throughout the two main halls of THe March Stand with thousands of artworks from more than 160 artists available for buy. Visitors will arrive at the first hall to experience 20 carefully selected gallery and artist collective stands, followed by the second hall which will include 80 up and coming and established independent artists, local and national, all of whom you will be able to meet to make the

experience that little bit more special. Prices of art start from as little as £50 for prints and smaller works, to over £5,000 for an outstanding masterpiece, so there will be something to suit every budget. Tickets for the private view on May Facilities include a full café serving teas coffees and snacks over the weekend and excellent toilet facilities. THe venue is wheelchair-accessible and small dogs are also welcome. Tickets for the private view, on May 17, 6pm-9pm, are £12, with general admission at £5 on May 18, 10am-6pm, and May 19, 10am-5pm.

Goodwood Racecourse, Selhurst Park Road, PO18 0PS Website: www. sussexartfair.

THE merry of month of May with its two bank holidays and half term holidays for schools is an ideal opportunity for family time as the weather warms up. Fishbourne Roman Palace has a number of activities linked to Chichester's Roman Week, from May 27-31. Young visitors can explore the site with a trail and there will be opportunities to design your own mosaic, play some Roman games, dress in Roman costume and handle original Roman artefacts. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Amberley Museum has a Home Front-themed weekend on May 18 and 19, a special celebration over the May bank holiday weekend and a children's trail to follow around the extensive site during half term. For young animal-lovers, Aldingbourne Country Centre is open with its farm, mini tractors, playground, crazy golf and woodland walks appealing to the energetic. Quieter wildlife can be appreciated at Arundel Wetlands Centre beside the River Arun where daily children's crafts and spring family trail activities are all included in the admission price. Raven Tor re-enactors will be centre stage at Arundel Castle from May 25-27 with a chance to travel back to the turbulent 15th century when England and France were at war. As well as fighting demonstrations, visitors can see how people lived then. THere's plenty of space for games and walks in the grounds of National Trust properties Uppark, near South Harting, and Petworth House, both of which have family trails to aid exploring. Petworth also has themed guided walks for adults on various days. With the crossover between the flat and jump seasons, horse racing fans can enjoy events at both West Sussex

courses. Goodwood has its popular three-day festival, which incorporates a food event, from May 23-25 while Fontwell Park's family raceday, on Sunday, May 26, has plenty of entertainment including circus acts, gaint inflatables and a funfair as well as seven races. Further afield, for adults South Central music festival in Portsmouth has top acts such as Craig David and Boy George performing at King George Playing Field in Cosham from May 25-27. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Mary Rose are full of heritage interest as is the D-Day Museum in Southsea, which has been completely revamped with new displays.

Canadian poet heads bill Open mic: Nancy Mattson Jubilee Hall, New Park Centre, New Park Road, Chichester PO19 7XY Wednesday, May 29, 7.30pm

Outdoor setting for love story Romeo & Juliet Friday May 31, 7.30pm SHAKESPEARE'S most famous love story will be interpreted outdoors in the historic setting of St Wilfrid's Church at Church Norton, Selsey, by a touring drama company. THis is my THeatre is promising modern characterisation, choral song and physical acting techniques to engage both young and old in its retelling of the feud between the

Montagues and Capulets in the Italian city of Verona, and its tragic consequences. Tickets are £12.50 for adults, £5 for under-16s, with discounts for families and Friends of St Wilfrid's. THey are available from the group's website or by calling 07732 253311. If you can't make that show, Romeo and Juliet will also be performed at THe Guildhall, Priory Park, Chichester, on Sunday, June 9, at 4pm.

St Wilfrid's Church, Church Norton, Rectory Lane, Selsey PO20 9TD Website: www. thisismytheatre. com

CANADIAN poet Nancy Mattson will be heading an evening of open mic poetry in Chichester as part of the regional South Downs Poetry Festival. Nancy moved from Canada to London in 1990. Her fourth collection, Vision on Platform 2, reflects on her Canadian prairie childhood, life and love in England, encounters with art, nature, faith and history. Nancy co-organises Poetry in the Crypt in Islington, north London. Spokesman Barry Smith said: "Nancy read in the open mic section at the recent Chichester Library event featuring her partner, Michael Bartholomew-Biggs. THe audience was so impressed by her lively performance that we are delighted to offer her the headline reader spot for her return visit.

"Nancy will base her reading on her new collection Vision on Platform 2 but also draw on her distinguished back catalogue." In the second part of the evening, local writers will get the chance to share the platform with Nancy and read their latest poems. Barry added: "It promises to be a stimulating evening. We welcome poetry from old friends and newcomers to the open mic in any style and any subject. THose who prefer just to sit back and listen are equally welcome." Entry is £4 on the door. For further information visit:


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Weald & Downland Living Museum Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU Tel: 01243 811363 Information line: 01243 811348 HEAD to the Weald and Downland Living Museum in Singleton for fantastic indoor and outdoor hands-on history fun this half term focusing on the natural world. From Bank Holiday Monday to Friday, May 31, accompanied children of all ages can channel their energy into a range of activities around the museum’s 40-acre downland site. Wet weather will not spoil play, as there are plenty of areas under cover. Activities run from 11am-4pm and vary daily, but include: • Roll a wax candle • Roll a paper planter pot and plant your own seed • Paper crafts and colouring • Make a pop-up butterfly card • Shadow drawing

• Face painting (small charge will apply) A programme of activities will be posted on the museum’s website and social media channels before each day. THe museum’s historic buildings are fascinating places to explore. Learn how food was prepared without modern technology in the Tudor kitchen, how flour is milled in our working watermill and see bread being baked in the new Victorian bakehouse from Newdigate, Surrey, and you may be lucky enough to sample the day’s fresh bake. Look out for heavy horses, oxen and other traditional farm animals including sheep, pigs, duck and geese. Don’t forget to pick up a bag of grain when you arrive to feed the ducks on the millpond. Why not start your visit with a morning drink or breakfast at the museum’s waterside café, open from 9am and serving hot and cold snacks until 3pm, which is also open to the public? THere is ample free parking and dogs on leads are welcome.

We are an independent  museum, we rescue and conserve historic buildings, we teach traditional trades and crafts to ensure their preservation and we share the untold stories of rural life and those who lived it in the South East of England. – Simon Wardell, museum director

Get Hands-on with History Half Term Activities at the Weald & Downland Living Museum 27-31 May | 10.30am-6pm Head to the Museum for fantastic indoor & outdoor hands-on history fun this half term. From Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May, children of all ages can channel their energy into a range of historical tasks and challenges located around our 40-acre site, situated in the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park.

Visit or call our friendly team on 01243 811363

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Great value diner on site yourself at West Sands

Feeding the family at a reasonable price while out and about can be quite a challenge but THe Saltings diner has the answer. THe restaurant at West Sands fun fair is open to the public daily and serves a full menu all day. THere is a large, comfortable seating area in the purpose-built diner and seats outside for sunny weather. If the sea air and hectic activity on the funfair rides have given you an appetite,

THe Saltings’ menu will have something to suit. Full English breakfast of bacon, egg, sausage, beans and all the trimmings can be enjoyed any time of day while lunches are prepared on the premises, ranging from lighter sandwiches to hot, cooked dishes. Dinner, tea, chips and burgers are also on the well-priced menu plus a good choice of hot and cold drinks. If you’re too busy enjoying yourself to stop for a sit-down meal, snacks, burgers, tea and coffee are available to take away plus favourite ice creams. Whether you want to fill your belly, quench your thirst or enjoy a tasty treat, THe Saltings can satisfy all visitors.

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THere’s a thrill a minute at West Sands fair and fun for all the family – still at the great value price of only £10 for up to five hours of enjoyment. Now bigger and better than ever, a new Waltzer has been added to the attractions alongside the Sizzler, dodgems, apple ride, snake slide, pedal boats, children’s rides and much more. Established more than 40 years ago, the fair has been a destination for both holidaymakers and families who travel regularly from Chichester and Bognor Regis, as well as Selsey itself, to enjoy the rides, which are good enough to rival many other bigger fairs along the South Coast. After a tornado destroyed much of the fair’s site in 1998, it was re-built to the latest standards with the addition of a purpose-built cafeteria so funseekers can stay at the seaside venue all afternoon. Takeaway drinks, snacks and ice creams will keep the family fuelled up as they make the most of sunny days in Selsey. THe fun fair off Mill Lane, near the

windmill and linked to the neighbouring holiday park, is open every day from noon to 5pm, until December. Although the weather can sometimes limit times, the gates at West Sands Fun Fair are open as often as possible and certainly throughout summer season weekends. What’s even better is that entry and car parking is free for all visitors.

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Retro Rides Weekender Goodwood Circuit, Chichester, PO18 0PH Email: Facebook : Retro Rides and Retro Rides Gathering THE Retro Rides Weekender is back in action at Goodwood Motor Circuit this weekend, May 18 and 19. On Saturday, they will be running the track in a sprint and will have a huge diverse selection of machinery taking part, from modest machinery to fire-breathing monsters. On Sunday, they keep the action going with an auto solo to test your car control. Expect squealing

tyres and some burnt rubber! Unique paddock displays, a new "Deadline" unveiling display area, a huge variety of retro cars on show all over the site on both days and Sunday's track-based club displays are coming back bigger and better. Tickets are £15 per person on the gate - 16 and under go free. Your weekend's entertainment is at the Retro Rides Weekender, you don't want to miss it! Make sure you check their website and social media for more information. THe Post Newspapers will be live at the event chatting to exhibitors and customers alike as well as streaming the action live on their Facebook page.

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Museum Exhibition ‘Harriers and the 69 Air Race’ Tangmere Aviation Museum Gamecock Terrace, Tangmere, Chichester PO20 2ES Tel: 01243 790090 Email: IN 1919, 100 years ago, Captain Alcock and Lieutenant Whitten-Brown made the first aerial crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a Vickers Vimy bomber aircraft. THe challenge had been sponsored by the Daily Mail newspaper. In May, 1969, the Daily Mail sponsored another race, this time between the Empire State building in New York and the Post Office Tower in London. To mark the 50th anniversary of this 1969 Transatlantic Air Race and 100 years since the Alcock and Whitten-Brown crossing, the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is running a temporary exhibition at the museum until July 31, focusing on the subsonic jet category and in particular the performance of the Hawker Siddeley Harrier ‘jump-jet’ aircraft, then new to the RAF. Two Harriers took part in the race and the museum is proud to own one of them, XV744. In addition to information display boards about the race there are models, colouring for children, a film of the Harriers in the race and a film on ‘How to fly a Harrier’. Entry to the exhibition is included in the normal entry prices. More information on 01243 790090.




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Canterbury & Castles of Kent

14 July - 5 days


Explore the beauty of the Kent countryside and coast and visit some of its most iconic towns and castles on this new tour. Follow in the footsteps of Edward I, Henry II, Catherine of Aragon and Charles Dickens, and discover the wartime secrets deep in the White Cliffs of Dover.

Blackpool Illuminations 11 October - 4 days

Blackpool Illuminations

Experience the famous Blackpool Illuminations, which every autumn transforms a five-mile stretch of the promenade into a breath-taking blaze of colourful lights in spectacular designs. Tour also includes a visit to Gawthorpe Hall, the ‘Downton of the North’.


5 September - 5 days


The Cornish Riviera is outstandingly beautiful and remains a Woods favourite. Based in the historic fishing town of Falmouth, with its picturesque narrow streets and harbour, we drive along the Roseland Peninsula, visit Trelissick Garden and take a river cruise.

Guernsey (By Air)

14 October - 5 nights

Castle Cornet

Staying at the renowned Peninsula Hotel in Vale, you will have plenty of time to explore Guernsey. Enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery, wonderful beaches, and wildflowers, and learn about its ancient history at Castle Cornet or visit the underground bunkers.

• Luxury Coach Travel • Door to Door Taxi Service • Minimum  Hotels • Half Board • Inclusive Excursions • Luggage Handling


10 September - 9 days


The tiny Pyrenean principality of Andorra sits between France and Spain and is home to wonderfully dramatic scenery, pretty mountain villages and fine local cuisine. We tour the three valleys of Andorra and step into the neighbouring regions of France and Spain.

Cotswold Autumn Tints

25 October - 5 days


The Cotswold countryside is illuminated by an explosion of colour during Autumn. Enjoy a guided tour through some pretty Cotswold villages, a visit to the wonderful Batsford Arboretum, a warming cider tasting, and discover the charms of both Gloucester and Cheltenham.


Information & Bookings:

01243 871666 01243 868080 Park Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 2PX

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Dementia Support a unique charity on your doorstep Sage House, Dementia Support City Fields Way, Tangmere, Chichester West Sussex PO20 2FP Tel: 01243 888 691

What is Dementia Support?

In response to the rising cases of dementia and the experiences of inadequate care and support in the local area, Dementia Support was formed in 2014. In 2018 the charity achieved its vision of opening a dementia care hub in Tangmere, with complete services under one roof and partnerships with other organisations to provide high quality care and support to the local community living with dementia. THis hub – Sage House is unique in the UK; under one roof you will find information, advice and personalised guidance service, known as Wayfinding, day care providing respite for carers, community café, hairdressers, equipment showroom, therapy room, mobility friendly bathroom and activity rooms. Dementia Support is unique in that it also supports the families of people living with dementia. Usually family become the primary carers; it is important to look after their health and wellbeing as well.

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“It is an honour and a privilege to support people living with dementia. No-one should struggle alone with this disease, as a Wayfinder I will always be there for people living with dementia and their families and friends. Caring for a loved one with dementia can be tough, both in a practical sense and emotionally.” - Jacquie Pond, one of the Wayfinders at Dementia Support.

Dementia Support’s Wayfinder Appeal - lets help everyone living with dementia Every 3 minutes somebody will develop dementia. THere are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. 5,500 people, plus their families, live in the local area supported by the charity. For every 1 person diagnosed with dementia,


there is an average of 5 family members affected and involved in that person’s care and support. THese family carers form an unpaid army. THe Wayfinding Service is crucial in supporting this unpaid army. Anne cares for husband Bob, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2014: “THat first morning I came to Sage House, I broke down in tears. I admitted that I wasn’t coping. I was offered an appointment with the Wayfinding team straight away. It was such a relief. Jacquie [Wayfinder] has been my absolute support ever since.” Currently the Dementia Support Wayfinders can only reach 10% of people living in the area the charity supports. THe charity urgently needs more resources to reach the 90% of your community who desperately need support to live well with dementia. THe charity has launched a £1 million appeal to so it can reach more people living with dementia and provide support for them and their families. A donation today can help bring vital dementia services into your local community.

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Make a donation today £15 could provide an appointment for someone living with dementia and their family to see a Wayfinder.

£30 could fund an appointment with a community-based Wayfinder and access to dementia-friendly outreach activities.

£125 could provide support from a Wayfinder for a year. To help Dementia Support raise the £1 million so urgently needed for this unique, local and essential charity, contact them on: 01243 888691 or visit to make a donation to the Appeal today. To donate £10 text WAY to 70085 (this will cost £10 plus your standard text message rate).


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“When people move into a  home, they often lose contact with the community and we want to help them rekindle their links. We particularly encourage the younger generation and want visitors, such as grandchildren, to feel welcome. Often, our elderly residents are interested in new technology and welcome the world outside being brought to them. Nadia

“All our trained, caring staff understand the needs of people with this condition and our entertainment programme provides varied and stimulating activities, including music, painting, cake baking and a gardening club.” THe home also has a fortnightly visit from a van operated by Pinks Vintage Ice Cream, which is a firm favourite with all the residents, staff and visitors. Its next visit coincides with Dementia Action Week and will see it being popular with children and teachers from Bognor Regis Nursery who will be at Tudor House as part of events supporting the week. Nadia said the week was a good opportunity to raise awareness about dementia and to increase integration between the homes’ residents and the community. At Alexander House, a raffle in aid of the

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Alzheimers Society has been organised to which many local businesses have donated prizes. Residents and staff have also held a street collection and sold cakes for the charity. Fundraising activities have been held at Whyke Lodge, too. Nadia added: “When people move into a home, they often lose contact with the community and we want to help them rekindle their links. “We particularly encourage the younger generation and want visitors, such as grandchildren, to feel welcome. Often, our elderly residents are interested in new technology and welcome the world outside being brought to them. “Dementia Awareness Week is all part of our attempts to contribute to everyone’s wellbeing,” added Nadia.

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Week is an ideal time to raise awareness Integration with community is important Tudor House 79 Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis PO21 2TB Tel: 01243 823406 DEMENTIA Action Week is an ideal time to raise awareness in the community about the condition, according to Nadia Walsh, who is the director of three specialist homes. THe family-run business has three small homes – Tudor House, in Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis, Whyke Lodge in central

Chichester and Alexander House in Bracklesham Bay – all of which cater for 23 elderly people with dementia, both long-term and for respite placements. THe group’s homes have been rated good by the Care Quality Commission, with Tudor House outstanding in the responsive category – a judgment of which Nadia is very proud. “We pride ourselves on providing a home from home in a friendly atmosphere,” she said.

Choose from well established care homes each specialising in caring for people who have Alzheimers, dementia, memory loss.

Tudor House

CARE HOME 79 Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 2TB Telephone:

01243 823406

Alexander House

CARE HOME 131 Stocks Lane, Bracklesham Bay, Chichester PO20 8NY Telephone:

01243 670883

Whyke Lodge

CARE HOME 115 Whyke Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8JG Telephone:

01243 783989

Our homes have a homely and comfortable atmosphere, regular activities and safe and secure gardens. We cater for long term and respite care.

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Personalised care at ‘home for life’ Guild Care - Haviland House Robin Rd, Goring St, Worthing BN12 6FE Tel: 01903 327327

THe findings of the inspection report highlighted how “People at Haviland House received an exceptionally high standard of care and support that was completely personalised to meet their individual needs” and that “Staff went out of the way to support people in line with their wishes and to provide a high quality of care.” Chief executive of Guildcare Suzanne Millard said: “THis is a remarkable journey for the charity. We first started fundraising for a purpose-built dementia care home in 2012 after our board of trustees realised there was a need for such a home in the local area. “THen, with the help of the local community, the 63-bed purpose home was built and it was opened to the public in January 2015. “Now, just four years later, we have not only achieved a Level 1 Butterfly Accreditation for two of our households from the international charity Dementia Care Matters, but we’ve also been rated as ‘outstanding’ for our responsive services from Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors. “All this would not have been possible without the tremendous hard work of our staff that have been incredible, from senior management to all the butterfly care support workers, nurses, catering and volunteers.

HAVILAND House dementia nursing home has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ for its responsive service by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). THe home, run by charity Guildcare in Goring-by-Sea, was visited by inspectors in December when they spoke to residents, staff and family members. THe other CQC inspection areas - safety, effectiveness, caring and well-led - were all rated as ‘Good’. THis means the overall CQC rating for Haviland House remains as ‘Good’.


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contribution has made a real difference to the enjoyment of a family member’s day. It’s hugely satisfying to see moments like these and I feel privileged to spend time in the company of an extraordinary generation. It’s hard not to be become emotionally invested in their world and to develop close bonds with them and their visitors too." Neil, Dementia Support Worker

“Everyone has played a part in making what Haviland House is today; not only an outstanding dementia care home, but a home for life for our residents which we feel very proud of.” THe CQC inspector of the ‘outstanding’ rating for its responsive service said in the report: ‘Advice has been sought from professionals and organisations who specialised in dementia care. THis has been used to ensure the service is extremely responsive to people’s needs. Care was personalised to an exceptionally high standard, so that people’s preferences took priority... Staff went out of their way to provide a homely environment and knew people extremely well’. Lorraine’s mum is currently a resident at Haviland House, she said; “When

I first came to Haviland House it was mum’s care I was more concerned about. “It wasn’t long before I knew that not only was Haviland House a beautiful building but it had the staff to match. “It took a very short time for Mum (and the family) to settle in and Mum went from strength to strength, gaining weight and confidence and forming wonderful relationships with her carers, nursing staff, kitchen staff and Sam’s cafe staff, entertainment staff and management alike. It was a joy to watch her transition. “We were one big family. Haviland is mum’s home and everyone loves her and we love them.” For more information about Haviland House, contact the customer service team on 01903 327327 or email:

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DENISE KELLY A passionate and motivated 'health expert/nutritionist.

A healthy heart may help a healthy brain Tel: 07730671436 Email: denise@ IT’S not just a disease that affects the elderly. THis year alone I have had two friends in their early 50s diagnosed with dementia and it’s been very shocking. A whopping 850,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with dementia. One in six are women, and one in ten are men. THat’s alarmingly high, but the question is can we do anything to reduce the risk? Would you be surprised if I told you that there are very strong links between the condition of your heart and your brain health? Yes, high cholesterol is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s and hypertension as it can block small arteries in the brain, potentially causing damage in areas that are most vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease. So, it’s time to focus on protecting your heart as according to recent studies heart disease puts postmenopausal women at a 29 per cent higher risk of early onset dementia. My advice would be to get your blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked regularly and make sure you maintain a

healthy waist size (less than 35 inches) and body mass index (BMI numbers of 25 and higher are associated with an increased risk) to minimise your risk because obesity can double your chances of developing dementia. What about exercising? Exercising for at least 30 minutes three or four days a week is the most essential and practical way to improve age-related declines in cognition. After reaching 50 our brains begin shrinking by about 0.5 per cent every year. A lot of this cell loss happens in the hippocampus. But the hippocampus is also the only area of the brain able to grow new neurons, and exercise revs up this process. Getting your heart rate up sets off a brain-boosting chain reaction and increases blood flow which creates better connections between nerve cells and improved cell function. It also encourages the secretion of nerve growth factor, which assists with cell repair and growth. Best of all, you can whip your hippocampus into shape in just three months. So what are you waiting for! THe sun is shining, we have plenty of daylight hours and it’s the perfect time of year for maximum fitness. What’s the best answer? Eat like the

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Sleep is also a crucial factor - During sleep, cell renewal and DNA repair occurs, and what we experienced during the day is processed and stored away in our brains. People who wake up more than five times per hour during the night are more likely to develop amyloid plaque build-up in the brain, which is a sign of Alzheimer’s. Adopting healthy sleep habits such as regular bedtime, dark room and no mobile phone, TV or laptop an hour before you sleep can make all the difference, and if you want to commit something to memory, sleep on it. Apparently, people who go straight to sleep shortly after learning new material are better able to recall the information later on. Look after your body, and you could just be protecting yourself more than you think.




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By Sylvia Endacott

Town could have become Hollywood Regis Film company considered opening studio WHEN we go to the cinema, we watch the action and, in many cases, enjoy the scenery and setting of the film. Could you therefore imagine seeing Bognor as a back drop, which would ultimately entice people to the town? THis is not such a strange thought, because at one time there were newspaper reports about Bognor becoming the centre of film making. Headlines such as Bognor could be 'Little Hollywood' occurred in 1961. I came across a number of newspaper cuttings with comments like: 'Bognor Regis could resemble Pinewood, Elstree' because Sweethill Studios Ltd was ready to develop a 2.5 acre industrial site on the outskirts of the town. All of this sounds quite interesting and we were very lucky because they were hoping to set up in Brighton but the Ministry of Housing and Local Government turned down their application, hence the possible switch to Bognor Regis. Bognor Regis Urban District Council approved the initial stages of the application and it is quite interesting to read the suggested benefits to the town which included highly paid staff who would be attracted, helicopters bringing executives to a new heliport and an improved railway service. A workforce in excess of 300 would

be employed and a large number of other ‘extras'. It is really interesting reading these old press reports, one of the comments was that ‘technicians and staff would want hundreds of the flats that would be built, and local young people would have the opportunity to train as film technicians and craftsmen'. THis company seeking permission had advised the Observer that they hoped to start their construction with three 180ft long and 40ft high studios. THe film studio would apparently make Bognor Regis unique and, because of the location with the sea and the town, they believed that they would be able to make many films locally, including westerns. Apparently, North Bersted residents were ‘overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed erection of a £3 million film studio in North Bersted'. One cartoon in the local press at the time showed people watching a film, purportedly showing Germany with a member of the audience saying 'Dead man’s Guich be blowed' - that’s Chalcraft Lane'. Prior to all this excitement, the town had played host to an important film maker and that was Cecil Hepworth. He worked in film making but, when his studio was destroyed by fire in 1907, he moved his entire company and spent two or possibly three seasons

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f Cecil Hepworth at work here in Bognor. Although there is no reference to this in his autobiography it is confirmed in the British Film Catalogue of 1986 that at least 15 films were made in Bognor between August 1907 and October 1908. Principally, his films were the short chase comedies, a couple of which have been found, and local people have recorded their memories in the press over the years of appearing in these short films. One of the films called ‘Fire at Sea’ was shown on the pier in 1910 and the wreck of the ship THe Foundling, which had been grounded off Barrack Lane, Aldwick in 1906 had been used, with 25 bales of straw being used to fire the wreck. THe Hepworth family stayed at Salisbury House and Lyn Cottage in THe Steyne according to articles in the Observer at the time. Another film was A Seaside Girl, which was released in 1907 and included a manhunt on the Bognor to Pagham road, with a number of local residents coerced into being filmed during the chase. How many films have used Bognor or the villages as their backdrop? We are aware of a number of television programmes that were filmed in the town. Can you remember the programme of Hope it Rains, the story of a small seaside waxworks during a wet season, luckily it is not like that here? One of the famous films is that of the 1987 - Wish You Were Here - in which the story of the late brothel madam, Cynthia Paine, was related. However, the most famous film that people will recall is that of THe Punch & Judy Man, starring Tony Hancock. THis

film is definitely worth seeing because it shows areas of the town, in the 1960s, which are easily recognisable today, even if slightly altered. Other films have been produced over the years, but I cannot list them all here. Today we only have one cinema compared to the range we have had in the past and this is because of our ability to be able to watch major films on various television channels and also, we can now purchase films to watch in our homes. However, I don’t think this beats the atmosphere of the cinema experience. I have recently watched on YouTube a film made by a family in 1954, which gives us a peek at that era and of course here it is possible to view films from the early 1900s from the British Film Industry. In the 1920s, another town film maker was Henry Guermonprez, who was also known as a taxidermist alongside his filming. Many of these early films give us an indication of what life was like or more importantly provides a view of our town and also the fashions of the day. We also have the television series of Don’t Forget THe Driver, which was filmed in the town during 2018 and has as its back drop the seafront and areas of the town, complete with a coach that we can recognise by ite livery as belonging to Woods Coaches. I read a report in one of the national newspapers, recently where they surmised whether the town could become famous in the same way that Poldark has made parts of Cornwall major visitor destinations. THat could be interesting.

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CommunityNews&Views fit A resort g for a Kin IT WAS 90 years ago King George V and Queen Mary came to Bognor for their historic visit. THe Bognor Regis Post will be publishing weekly excerpts from archive editions of THe Times to show how it informed its readers about the monarch's recovery from a lung illness: THursday, April 25 - THe chief feature of THe Times Weekly Edition, published today, is the display of His Majesty's memorable message on St George's Day to those in the Empire and "even in the remotest corners of the world", from whom he has received words of sympathy and goodwill. In this form, the message will travel to distant Empire builders, settlers and missionaries, for whom, as their letters show, THe Times Weekly Edition forms almost their only link with the Home country. THe frontispiece of this issue is an attractive photograph of His Majesty, taken recently, and an article is published describing the future plans of the King. THursday, May 2 - THe King today received the Bishop of Manchester (the Right Revd Frederic Sumpter Guy Warman DD) and the Bishop of Chelmsford (the Right Revd Albert Henry Wilson DD), who were introduced into His Majesty's presence by the Right Hon Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Bt, MP (Secretary of State for the Home Department) and did Homage upon their appointments. THe Secretary of State for the Home Department administered the oath. THe Bishop of Oxford (Clerk of the Closet to the King) and the Gentlemen of the Household in Waiting were in attendance.

CHILDREN from Walberton and Binsted C of E Primary School have buried a time capsule in the grounds of a new home. THe information contained within the capsule at Walberton Place Care Home are intended to give future generations a glimpse of life in 2019. THe pupils wrote about their families, pets and toys and their favourite subjects at school. Residents at the newly-opened care home in Yapton Lane, Walberton, welcomed 12 pupils from the nearby school, aged five to 12, for a tour and refreshments. Cheryl Rolt, the home's manager, said: "THe visit was a great success. THe children had all taken time to write about themselves and their families, including what they enjoyed doing and their favourite pets and toys. "It was a fantastic opportunity to bring young and old from across the generations together. We've already arranged for them to come back to see us soon." THe time capsule was buried by the children next to the statue of the stag, Walbi, at the front of the care home. As part of their visit, the children were also given the honour of naming the Walberton Place stag statue that stands proudly at the front of the care home. People who visited the home on the open day last month were asked to make suggestions for the name, as well as visitors to the home's Facebook page. THe voting was very close but the children chose Albi as their favourite. All the children are part of the school council. THey started their visit with a tour of the home and enjoyed learning about the dementia-friendly features around the home. Some of them were Dementia Friends, having attended a session at the school a few months ago. THe children will return to Walberton Place later in the term to perform music and drama for residents. THe staff at the care home will also be staging more Dementia Friends sessions at the school.

NAUTICAL skills were learnt as members of Bognor Regis U3A tackled the waters of the Solent. THe 20 individuals hoisted sails, pictured above, tacked into the wind, handled ropes, climbed the rigging and steered the square rigger SV Tenacious for the memorable voyage. THe boat is owned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust and the University of the THird Age group hired it for a day of clear skies, no wind and flat seas. U3A press officer Paul Barry said: "All agreed it was a great day out. "THe weather made it but so did the ship's company of crew, volunteers and day sailors. "We also had the added satisfaction of knowing that we had, in a small way, contributed to the running of a ship built specifically for the handicapped. "THe ship's helmsman was wheelchair-bound, emphasising the work of the trust."

TIME is ticking away until the next Pagham on Parade, pictured above. POP19, as it's being called by its organisers, is taking place from 11am-4pm on August 18. One of the organisers, Lynne Allard, said: "If you have a classic car or motorcycle that you would like to enter, please reserve a place now as spaces are limited. "We cannot guarantee spaces on the day for people who haven't booked."

THe sailors were guided out of Portsmouth Harbour under engine power at four knots an hour by a pilot. U3A press officer Paul Barry said: "Sails were set and the yards lifted to make the most of the very light wind and soon we were bowling along at just over one knot. "Every time there seemed to be a pause, it usually meant that sails had to be set which meant more rope pulling and coiling, which seemed to go on all day." THe prospect of a pleasant afternoon sailing down the eastern side of the Isle of Wight was interrupted by the rigging climbing session. Most had a go and declared it exhilarating with some fabulous views. "Even the Royal Navy did a turn with a helicopter coming out. THe crew waved and then treated us to a short flying display, which included flying backwards," added Paul. Tenacious is one of two accessible sailing ships owned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust.

Booking forms are available by email from: clerk@, or they can be downloaded from the council's website or requested from its office by phone: 01243 266424. THe day, which will take place at Pagham Village Hall, will feature an array of craft and other stalls, with all the spaces already booked, live music, bar and a children's fun fair. Entry is free. Any donations will given to local charities.

REMEMBRANCE work in Felpham by the members of one of the area's groups has been recognised. Felpham Village Conservation Society was presented with the Chairman's Award at Felpham Parish Council's annual awards evening, pictured below. THe society spent hours researching the history of servicemen from Felpham who served in the First World War for the centenary of the conflict last November. THis was on top of their usual efforts in helping to make the village a pleasant place to live. Cllr Dave Smart, the council's chairman, said: "THe hard work is often very visible, although hardly ever properly attributed to them, even though it has been commented upon many times on social media. "Last year, 2018, was a very special year and a lot of additional work was undertaken because of this. THis, however, should not distract us from everything else that is carried on throughout the year. "My research unearthed a lot of reasons as to who to give my award to but it pales into insignificance compared to the amount of research and hard work undertaken by the recipients of this award. "THis hard work resulted in some memorable activities and some additional very visible work over the past year and I know it was very well received. Apart from the very specific activities in 2018, much more work is carried out throughout the year. "We are lucky in Felpham that we have a beautiful village but there is no mystical power that keeps it so," added Mr Smart, who mentioned the group's commitment in keeping Felpham's history alive and work on its open spaces. Felpham Village Conservation Society was also one of the recipients of a grant from the council and was given £820.68. Bognor Regis Kite Festival received £1,000 while grants of £500 each were handed over to Arctic Fox Explorers Scout Unit, Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice Bureau and Bognor Regis Seafront Lights. Bognor Regis Armed Forces Day Committee was given £300 and £150 was presented to Victim Support. Cllr Smart said the council had received a significant number of bids for grants but said the inspiring organisations which received them met stringent criteria.

FLAUTIST Paul Dorrell will be joined by fellow musicians for a concert at Bognor Regis Music Club tomorrow. An Evening with Paul Dorrell and Friends will showcase a wide selection of music by gifted performers with a local connection. Chris Coote, the club's chairman, said: "THe highlight of the evening will be performances by a baroque group of suites and concertos by Vivaldi, Purcell and Bach, for an ensemble including Luke Haydon (harpsichord), Martin Cannings (viola), Graham Elliot (cello) and Paul Dorrell (flute). "Martin Cannings will play a piece composed and accompanied by club member Rex Latter. "Two University of Chichester students are also taking part. Soprano Sophie Hurst will sing 'Tis done I am a bride from THe Yeoman of the Guard, Fear not this night from Guild Wars 2, and the Skye Boat Song, and Bethan Wardrobe (viola) will play the first movement of Glinka's sonata. Both girls will be accompanied by Chris Coote (piano)." Chris added: "I am delighted that Paul has persuaded such a talented group of musicians with local connections to perform for us. "For some of them, this will be their first visit to the club and we look forward to hearing their performance." THe concert will be at 7pm at the club's concert room, 2 Sudley Road. Entry at the door is £6 member, £8 visitors, and £4 students.

Contact us: or 01243 908506 or 63 London Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1DF

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Sportinbrief î ? Running TOM HOWELL led the Tone Zone cohort home at the Gatwick Half Marathon. His time of 1 hour 33 minutes was just ahead of Chris Gallagher (1:37) who was right at home as he works at the airport. Mark Williamson also knew his way around and finished in a PB time of 1:37:51. It was a good day for the Williamsons, as the other PB of the day came from Mark's wife, Jackie, who finished in 1:50. Carl Bryant and Andrew Miles ran their race together in a respectable time of 1:52. Another pair to compete together were Donna Vincent and Lucy Brand, who completed the Run to Music Half Marathon in Brighton in 2:25. Over in France were Grace and Derek Natoli, running the Blaye 10k. Grace finished in 56:14 and Derek in 57:55. Tony Holcombe was running another marathon this weekend, finishing the Arun River Marathon in 4:52. Michelle Maxim was running at the Pulborough Vineyard event, running eight miles in total and not being tempted by any of the wine on route. Maxim finished the course in 1:52.

î ? Darts SIX 180s were fired by six different players as the Bognor Summer Darts League got off to a flying start. Lee Franklin (Friary 'Z'), Dave Juniper (Legends), Gary Blackwood (Legends). Dave Wingate (Friary 'D'), Dave Coupland (Royal Oak) and Joe Osman (Railway Sleepers) all fired maximums in the season openers. Here are the week one results in full: DiVISION ONE - Little Legends 4 Friary 'Z' 12; Newtown Amity 12 Hunston Hares 5; Legends 9 Lamb Shankers 8 MOM - Rob Collins (Friary 'Z') 18 & 22 darts [25.73 av], Gary Blackwood (Legends) 19 & 21 darts [25.05 av] DIVISION TWO - Friary 'D' 4 Lamb Nomads 13; Aldingbourne Mavericks 7 Chi Snooker Club 10; Lamb Chops 5 Royal Oak 11; Newtown Clubbers - bye MOM - Keith Robinson (Chi) 20 & 04 darts [22.77 av]; Buster Barton (Nomads) 25 & 31 darts [17.89 av]; Ashley Clements (Royal Oak) 26 & 31 darts [17.58 av] DIVISION THREE - Lamb 11 Richmond Resurrected 5; Cabin 14 ASC 0; Richmond Rebels 10 Railway Sleepers 7 MOM - Gary English (Cabin) 19 & 26 darts [22.27 av]; Steve Perry (Lamb) 23 & 28 darts [19.69 av]; Joe Osman (Sleepers) 31 & 34 darts [15.42 av]

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College crowned netball champs CHICHESTER COLLEGE'S netball team have been crowned champions of the Chichester Premier Division - despite the season having weeks to run. THeir championship title was confirmed after they demolished previous holders MNC Wolverines 44-23. THe team, who were only promoted to the Premier Division in September and are the youngest in the league, have enjoyed a fantastic second season in the top flight – tasting defeat only once in 13 matches so far. Coach Nicola Holmes said: “I am extremely proud of the girls, who have really worked their socks off. “THey did well in the winter season – which was their first season in the Premier Division but I never expected them to adapt so quickly and be so dominant in spring season, only our first season in this division. “To win the championship with a game to go, and in such style against an experienced Wolves team is fantastic. THey have done so well. “But it’s not just about how they’ve performed on the court. "THey’ve shown a lot of commitment

throughout the season – they have all taken turns scoring and umpiring as well." THe championship-winning squad featured seven players from across the sport and A-level departments at the college and was captained by Molly Adamson. She was joined in the team by Leah Wilson (who was voted Players’ Player of the Season by the league), Carmen Keen, Emily Guiry, Jenna Partridge, Jodie Largon, Hannah Emerson and Freya Maloney. Holmes said: “THe college joined the Chichester League four years ago, and it’s been brilliant to see how the team has evolved and developed. "We naturally have new players coming in, and the way they’ve come together as a team is fantastic. We’re all very proud and we look forward to defending our title!� With three matches to play, MNC Wolverines and Pier Peaches look set to be in a fierce contest for second spot with just three points separating the two sides. In Division One, Pumas have already wrapped up the title, winning all of their 12 matches in impressive style, scoring an average of 48 goals per match.

f Chichester College netball team

Middleton out for three wins in a row

f Pagham defeated Stirlands by nine wickets

Pagham seek another victory PAGHAM'S quest to keep their unbeaten start to the season going pitches them against winless Broadwater tomorrow (12.30pm). THe Nyetimber Lane side have started the season in excellent form, comfortably claiming wins in their first two matches. THe latest came last weekend when they beat Stirlands by nine wickets with more than 17 overs to spare. THe cornerstone of the victory was a unbeaten second wicket stand of 124 by Jack Stannard (83*) and Nick Smith (78*). Next up for third place Pagham is a trip to Broadwater, who pushed second-place Worthing close last time out. In Division Two, Bognor broke their duck for the season after defeating Burgess Hill in a rainaffected match. Joe Ashmore, who has returned to Bognor after a season at Horsham, proved to be a thorn in the side of the Hillians as he took 4-46 in their total of 165 all out. THe rain saw Bognor lose 10 overs and have an adjusted total

of 128 to chase down. THey did it with ease as skipper Ryan Maskell led the way with a quick-fire 60 as Bognor reached the score with seven wickets and 15 overs in hand. Next up for Maskell's side is a home match against bottom side Lindfield at the Regis Oval tomorrow (12.30pm). Fellow Division Two side Chichester Priory Park sit just one spot above Lindfield as they still seek their first win of the season. Chi return to Goodwood tomorrow ready to welcome third place Hastings & St Leonards to the Earl's estate (12.30pm). Priory had high hopes of picking up a win last time out against Lindfield. But any hopes of getting a result were dashed by the rain with only two overs possible all afternoon. THe second of those overs was quite eventful, lasting 12 balls due to a series of wides and no balls with two Chi wickets also falling in the process. Hastings were defeated by Billingshurst last weekend.

MIDDLETON CC will be looking to make it three wins from three to kick off the Sussex Premier Division season. Sean Heather's side have so far defied any early season predictions that they would struggle to retain their status in the top league for a third season in a row. After an opening day victory at THree Bridges, Middleton took that form into last weekend when they beat East Grinstead by six wickets. THe Sea Lane side head to Horsham tomorrow (11.30am) sitting third in the table - two points off top spot - looking to keep their unbeaten record rolling on. While their opponents have had a slow start to the year by their standards, a side led by former Sussex and Leicestershire player Michael THornely will pose some problems. Middleton's task will become even harder if Sussex allow George Garton, Tom Haines and Will Beer to appear for their league side. Whichever side Horsham field, Middleton will be confident of giving them a good game after two good all round performances. Heather's side were always on top in the match at Sea Lane last weekend against East

Grinstead. After winning the toss and putting the visitors in to bat, Middleton's Russell Talman struck early to take two wickets and reduce EG to 19-2. THe visitors then started to rebuild with Tom Haynes skilfully reaching a half-century before Heather took his wicket after good work behind the stumps by Mahesh Rawat. THat was part of a collapse by EG which saw them lose six wickets for 23 runs. THey ended with a score of 174 all out from 49 overs with Heather the pick of the bowlers with 4-19. In reply Middleton got off to a slow start as Heather (7), Jack Dawling (9), Harry Hovey (16) and Matthew Reynolds (7) all struggled to get a score. THey did not need to worry as overseas player Rawat did the damage in his first innings of the season, hitting an unbeaten 79 at a run a ball. He was supported by Gregory Iago (32*) as the pair put on 97 to guide Middleton home with six wickets to spare. --Middleton are out of the National Cup after a 55 run defeat at Havant in round two of the competition on Sunday.

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r w f Rocks hope Doug Tuck (l) will return next year


ROCKS' preparations for the new season are well underway with Bognor's pre-season schedule seeing some plum ties with plenty of interest. THe dust may still be settling on a disappointing league campaign for the Nyewood Lane side. But Jack Pearce has wasted no time in confirming when Rocks will return to action after the summer break. First up will be a visit from old foes Havant & Waterlooville. THe side who have recently been relegated from the National South will head to the Nye Camp on July 9 at 7.45pm. Just a week later will be the much anticipated pre-season match with League One Portsmouth (7.45pm). Further matches have also been confirmed at Wessex Premier side Horndean (July 24, 7.45pm) and Southern Premier South outfit Gosport Borough (August 2, 7.45pm). A number of new faces could feature in those matches. While Pearce and first team coach Robbie Blake will hope to retain the services of key players such as skipper Harvey Whyte, Mason Walsh, Doug Tuck and Jimmy Muitt, the management duo have made it clear they will be launching a recruitment drive

this summer. THe aim is to launch a bid for promotion from the Bostik Premier division. Bognor had to rely heavily on loan players last term with starlets such as Brighton's Joe Tomlinson as well as Brad Lethbridge, Dan Smith and Leon Maloney from League One Portsmouth all making important contributions. But Pearce and Blake are keen to start the year with a settled squad and avoid a repeat of having to turn to other clubs- so have announced a trials day will take place next month. Bognor secretary Simon Cook said: "We want to add to the squad as the club look to mount a concerted challenge for a playoff position in the coming season. "THe trials day will be held on a Saturday in June, and players of all ages and levels of experience are invited to apply. "Preference will be given to players who reside within an hour of Bognor Regis, as the ability to attend training sessions twice a week is extremely important. "All applications will be acknowledged." Players who are keen to attend have been asked to email their age, football experience, playing position and location to

Havant & Waterlooville (H) Wednesday July 10, at 7.45pm

Future bright for footballers TALENTED teen footballers have shown they have a bright future as Chichester College received a top honour from the FA. Students at Chichester College have benefited from close links with Bognor Regis Town and Chichester City Ladies. With the college cohort making up most of the squad, the Rocks under 19s finished second in the National Alliance under 19 league, four points behind champions Eastleigh. Meanwhile, the girls did even better, lifting the national colleges title as well as the Sussex Schools FA Cup. Both sides are set to build on that success in future years after Chichester College was one of just 22 across the country named as an Association of Colleges (AOC) football Super Hub. It means the college will be working with other colleges, THe FA and AoC to introduce and develop new initiatives as well as access additional support in the delivery of football and futsal at Chichester College. David Daniel, football lecturer at Chichester College, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as a football Super Hub – it is a direct reflection of the commitment the college shows not only to the development of football, but to sport as a whole. “We are proud to be home to two successful football academies, working

closely with Bognor Town and Chichester Ladies football clubs to develop young talent and we are already seeing our young players progressing into the first teams of both clubs. “THis new partnership project with THe FA and AoC will provide even more fantastic opportunities to our players.”

Chi have had four players called up to international duty this year. Liam Brady and Dylan Jelley were included in the England Colleges men’s squad, while LouLou Robson appeared for England Colleges women’s team and Alex Collighan was drafted into the Northern Ireland Under 19s women’s squad.

NYECAMP NEWS by Liam Goodley

IN my final column of this season I've put together a review of the year. Feel free to disagree - that is one of the wonders of football after all! Player of the year - THere has been more than one player who has impressed this season. But at times when I look back at the season as a whole I would say Mason Walsh takes my vote, followed closely by Joe Tomlinson. I hope both of the aforementioned are tied down to us next year. Loan of the year - Without a doubt Joe Tomlinson is the answer. For a player so young he has really impressed and is fairly consistent in each match - a real prospect for the future. Goal of the season - We have seen some great goals this season. But for me the best goes to Bradley Lethbridge at the Dripping Pan against Lewes in the 3-3 thriller. It was the way Bradley used strength in the build-up to hold the ball before smashing it with venom from a difficult angle, that was a belter. Pick that one out of the net! Best match - I thought the County Cup game against THree Bridges was good. But for me, the two 8-0 drubbings of Burgess Hill Town and Whitehawk in the space of a month both stand out to me. Tough to pick just one though! Maybe Worthing away and Tonbridge away were contenders as well? Individual performance THis came during the Sussex Senior Cup final at THe Amex. Skipper Harvey Whyte put in a real effort - I thought it was one of the best displays from the player I have seen. He ended up the match playing out of position after

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the injury to centre half Chad Field - top work Harvs! Worst match - For me it was getting beat by Leatherhead 4-0 at home and realising our play-off hopes were slowly getting away from us. I feel sorry for the fans who visited Brightlingsea Regent on a Tuesday night who would probably argue that 3-0 loss was pretty awful. I wasn’t there so couldn’t tell you for certain! Most memorable moment - One real highlight for me early on in the season has to be when we beat Tonbridge Angels 2-1. THere were a lot of Bognor fans there and we had a bad record against the Angels at their place leading up to that one. So the pressure was on but it was a great feeling when Mason scored at the end. Other than that, the County Cup final win was great - ending the 32 years of hurt. Best away trip - All away trips are fun. But my favourite has to be the 2-1 away win to Merstham. Other than that it has to be the Worthing game, winning 2-0 at Woodside Road. It doesn’t get much better than that does it? Biggest regret - I believe that if you asked anyone it would have been the injury crisis. It would have been interesting to see what might have been - I think we'd have made the top five had they not materialised. Hope for next season? - Building a team for next season is now a hot topic and I believe if we can build a team around Jimmy Muitt, Harvey Whyte and Mason Walsh, we can push on for playoffs. I’d like to see us really look at local talent, young and experienced and have more of a blend next season with greater squad depth.

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Pearce is on the player hunt as Rocks rebuild

Helen has medal in mind POWERLIFTER Helen Hughes is looking to lift a medal as she heads to Japan for the world championships. THe Chichester-born athlete has made great strides in the sport after starting training just two years ago. Within a few months of starting the sport seriously she was able to lift close to twice her body weight - something that took her to the British Masters title. Earlier this year a European Masters crown followed as Hughes received a gold medal in the combined event. Now the 43-year-old is heading to the far east to take on the best lifters in the world. Despite the strong competition, Hughes is confident she can wear the Union Jack with pride - and perhaps even come home with a medal. Hughes, who lives in Pagham and trains in Gosport, said: "I am feeling very excited but a little nervous about Tokyo, but looking forward to it too! "I became European champion in Budapest, Hungary, in March for full power - which means the three lifts - squat, bench press and deadlift. "Tokyo is the World Championships in bench press only.

"I think I am in line for a medal and podium finish - at least I hope so!" Despite competing for just over two years Hughes already has plenty of big event experience. In 2017 she finished second at the British Masters Championships for the 57kg class. Silver was the prize again as Hughes went to her first European Masters in 2017. But a year later she landed the big prize, becoming the British record-holder and British title-holder. She has continued that form into 2019, taking the European crown with a 125kg squat personal best. THis all means she is well prepared for the trip to Tokyo. On her return west, Hughes will not have long to rest heading straight to Sweden for another competition. She added: "Last year in Helsinki, Finland, I took the silver medal in the full power World Championships. "THis year I am competing in the classic (raw) and equipped bench press for which I hold both British records. "THe World Championships in full power will be in Helsingborg, Sweden, in June. I shall be hoping for medals there too!"

f Rocks slipped to a 14th place finish after sitting in playoff contention in the spring BOGNOR boss Jack Pearce has vowed the recruitment drive for next season is well underway. After a disappointing Bostik Premier season which saw the club fall from playoff contention to finish 14th, the Rocks are looking to regroup ahead of another promotion assault next term. THe first bit of good news is that first team coach Robbie Blake looks set to stay on at Nyewood Lane for another campaign. THe management duo are now focussed on putting together a squad who can challenge for

promotion from step three next season. Pearce said: "THe most important thing is to start signing players. "Everyone has a level of importance at a football club but the managers, the fans and the staff can’t do anything without players who want to play for the club. THat starts now. "Depending on how successful we are in the market and how successful we are at retaining our good players who will be attractive to other clubs, then that will decide what sort of season

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we will have next year. "We will know soon enough if that will be a team who will challenge or a squad of largely younger players who need some time at this level." THe retention of Blake, an experienced coach with Portsmouth, is a coup for the Rocks. THe former Bradford and Bolton striker is well liked by players and fans. His links with Portsmouth also allowed Bognor to bring in the likes of Dan Smith, Brad Lethbridge and Leon Maloney in

on loan from Fratton Park. But the sudden termination of Smith's loan in February so he could spend time in Ireland at Cork City highlighted the dangers of the short-term market. To avoid a repeat of losing a key player overnight, Pearce and Blake will be looking to secure players on permanent contracts as soon as they can. Retaining the likes of skipper Harvey Whyte, leading scorer Jimmy Muitt, Calvin Davies, Keaton Wood and Doug Tuck will be some of the first business they will want to complete.

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Bognor Regis Post Issue 159  

Bognor Regis Post Issue 159