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Traders face licence demand INDEPENDENT food firms in Bognor Regis have been told to pay hundreds of pounds to carry on their outdoor trading. THe five premises face having to pay £520 a year for a licence to be able to place their tables and chairs on the pavements outside their premises. THe demand has come from West Sussex County Council. A second reminder to pay for the authorisation was sent out on Wednesday.
THe companies affected have 14 days to pay - or face legal action if they want to continue using the public spaces to serve food. THeir only alternative is to take away their outdoor tables and chairs. THe worst affected company owner will be Jordan Angelov. His two businesses T Bone Burger Restaurant in High Street and Station Road's Syrup Cafe - will incur a combined charge of £1,040.
He said: "I will not pay the charge until they come up with a new plan. Why do I have to pay the same price for my businesses as those in the precinct. "THey have 9-10 tables and sets of chairs. I don't mind that. THey make the town centre look nice and a better place. "But that makes it about £50 for each of them, which is easy to make back. T Bone Burger and Syrup Cafe both only have three sets of tables and sets of chairs.
THat's a lot to pay for each table - and in areas with less footfall. "I would not mind paying for each table but it should not be the same price for all of us. I've had Syrup Cafe for seven years and I've never had to pay this before." THe case for the businesses has been taken up by Bognor Regis Business Improvement District. Its co-ordinator, Heather Allen, has told See page five
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Motorists to pay more for parking CHARGES for parking in Bognor Regis town centre are increasing. West Sussex County Council is putting up the cost of the on-street stays by up to 10 per cent. THe increase will take effect from September 2 in roads in the parking permit area – known officially as the controlled parking zone. Bognor Regis Civic Society deputy chairman, Hugh Coster, who is also a district councillor, said: “Increasing the charges will discourage people from coming into the town centre. “Having on-street parking charges sends out the wrong message for people who are coming into the town as well. “THey can drive along some of the streets and they can be empty because people don’t want to pay and that would seem that no-one is frequenting the town centre, which – of course – is wrong. “As far as Bognor Regis Civic Society is concerned, we have been pressing for a long time for the county council to scrap its parking charges for the first two hours. “THis would put the situation in line with the disc system for two hours free parking in three of Arun District Council’s car parks. THe scheme has been shown to help the town’s regeneration and, if the county council did the same, that would also help with regeneration and would be the county council’s contribution towards it. “We have also pointed out that Bognor Regis has the only town centre in the Arun district with on-street parking charges. “Getting rid of them for even a short period of time would put us on a par with
Arundel and Littlehampton. “So, rather than seeing another increase, we would like to see those charges go around the town centre." THe county council’s proposals will see the pay and display parking fees for 12 roads including Belmont Street, Waterloo Square and Lyon Street go up from 50p for 30 minutes and £1 for an hour to 55p and £1.10. Residents in the zone who want to park on the streets will see the cost of their first permit increase to £44 a year from £43 and £88 from £86 for each extra permit. Nonresidents’ permits will go from an annual £260 to £275 and two hour visitors’ permits will increase from 40p to 45p. Pay and display area dispensation notices will increase by 20 per cent and bay suspension charges by 25 per cent. On the seafront, charges on Marine Drive West and THe Esplanade will rise from 55p to 60p an hour and £1 to £1.10. A county council spokesman said: "THe increase in parking charges is necessary to cover inflation and increases in operational costs." THe changes also kept the balance between on and off-street parking to ensure town centre on-street spaces were used for short term parking. "THe proposal generates estimated estimated additional annual income of £257,000," he said. Income from on-street parking schemes came to some £2.95m a year, he added, but costs had to be deducted from that amount.
Government figures show how many are claiming new benefit FIGURES released this week showed thousands of people around Bognor Regis are claiming universal credit. THe statistics from the government put the number of claimants in the entire Arun district at 4,020 - of which half are likely to be around the town. THe benefit replaces six previous benefits with a single monthly payment. It began to be paid in the Bognor Regis area in July 2018. Will Quince, the minister for welfare, said more than 228,000 people in south-east England were receiving the support. "Behind these figures are thousands
of people getting tailored employment support to either find a job or increase their jobs." Universal credit provides tailored support for people who are jobless, lowly paid or unable to work because of a disability or health condition. THe changes from the benefit's launch have been said by Jobcentre staff to be behind a rise in the yearly jobless figures for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton by 118 to 1,649. But this is still 418, or 20 per cent, below the figure of five years ago. THe same trend is seen among those aged 18-24 years.
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f Gallery owner Marie Paul, left, with Alison Gailer, the artist A HUGE sculpture in Bognor Regis is looking for a new home. THe Hanging Tree, created by Alison Gailer, was made as an acknowledgement to the impact humans have had on the environment. THe 10 ft sculpture was launched at a preview earlier this month, along with a collection of Alison’s artwork. THe event took place at Waltham House Arts and Wellbeing in Town Cross Avenue. More than 100 people came to the opening of the exhibition. Alison said: “As part of my degree I was asked to work out what was close to my heart. For me, housing and so-called affordableunaffordable housing is really important. I started thinking about all the trees cut down for the houses and just looked into it more and more in depth.”
“I think everyone recognises what it’s about and the importance of that. THey sympathise with the cause.” According to Alison, the tree took three months to create. Marie Paul is the owner of the gallery. She is hoping that a new owner will take on the tree. “It would be a shame for the artwork to leave here and be cut up,"She said. "I would like to see it in a public space where people can look at it whenever they need, or want. It’s important. “I went to the degree show and saw Alison's work. I just thought ‘wow we have to show people that.’ “We're going to store it until the right person comes along. A church is one place I could really imagine it. Or somewhere big where people can see it and truly appreciate its importance. “It looks great in here, but I know it could
look even better at a new place. "We're looking for somewhere where it could even be extended. We'd love to make it even bigger, even more breathtaking. “THis piece represents what we're all about. It addresses stuff that we don’t always talk about. It's thought provoking. “It’s so real and that’s what we both believe is important. It’s real issues, that actually matter.” Ellena Adams was just one of the many people who came to see the tree. She said: "Seeing it in this space is so amazing. "What it all represents is so beautiful. It would be good to move it around the country and really get people thinking." Anyone who may be interested in rehoming the tree is asked to contact Marie or Alison. Phone: 07474 072304 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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VITAL work to protect Pagham from flooding should start next summer. Community representatives are hopeful their £750,000 scheme will be put into effect within a year. THe Pagham Flood Defence Community Interest Company (CIC) has until next July 1 to carry out its approved scheme of cutting a channel in the Church Norton Spit off the beach. News of the progress was given by Cllr Peter Atkins, Pagham Parish Council’s chairman, at its latest meeting. He said efforts were being made behind the scenes to fulfil the 14 conditions on the planning permission for the channel granted by Arun District Council in 2017. Negotiations were taking place with Arun to ensure that the criteria, which govern work on the channel, would be achieved. “Hopefully, there will be a move to cut the spit before July 1, which is the end of the three-year planning approval,” he said. “THe beach is moving very quickly. It’s the fact the shingle is moving. THat is the big concern.” THree shingle islands had pushed through the high-water mark. “Unfortunately, they link all the way back to the western side of the exit of the harbour,” he said. Funding for the scheme will come from residents and the parish council. Work by Arun’s chief engineer,
Roger Spencer, to anticipate storms proved effective last winter, though the water and tides were less severe than previous years, said Mr Atkins. THe CIC was formed after pressure from residents to cut the spit and restore the entrance to Pagham Harbour to its pre-2004 location and the spit’s growth. THe presence of the shingle bank has changed the harbour’s entrance and forced the incoming and outgoing tides into a narrow channel. THe strength of the water has scoured the beach and cut its depth by up to 38m – or 70 per cent of Pagham’s shingle frontage. A call was also made at the meeting for the iron skeletons of two former breakwaters on the beach to be removed. THe wood on the breakwaters, one either side of Pagham Yacht Club, had been eroded to leave the exposed metalwork. Cllr Dawn Salter said she feared paddle boarders could be pushed towards the iron structures by the strong tides created by the Church Norton Spit. “It would be an accident if one of them fell, but it is an accident waiting to happen," she said. "If one of them came off their paddle boards and hit themselves, there is going to be a serious accident.” Cllr Atkins said: “One of the breakwaters is more or less invisible. THe other one is only half buried.”
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` Attempted rape A MAN has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting a woman in Bognor Regis. Sorin-Alexander Mandache, 23, a landscape gardener, of no fixed address, appeared in custody at Crawley Magistrates' Court last Friday. He has been charged with the attempted rape of a 44-yearold woman in Hook Lane, Bognor Regis, shortly after 10pm on August 1. Mandache did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody for a pre-trial hearing at Portsmouth Crown Court on September 6. THe prosecution, authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service, follows enquiries by detectives from the West Sussex safeguarding investigations unit working with police officers in the Arun district. Anyone with information about the incident can contact the police online at: sussex.police.uk or phone: 101, quoting Operation Newfield. THey can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online at: crimestoppers-uk.org
` Bad weather WINDS of up to 50mph caused events in Bognor Regis to be cancelled last weekend. THe seafront roller disco and AlphaPets animal fun day and dog show, in West Meads, were unable to take place. Organisers from each event apologised for the cancellations.
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Council votes to stay same HANDS off our council - Aldwick’s councillors unanimously agreed this week. THe nine members of Aldwick Parish Council told their neighbouring Bognor Regis councillors to stop their bid to change the structure of local government around the town. In a letter to Arun District Council, Aldwick's councillors said they believed the proposal had no substantial basis and wanted to formally oppose it. "...at no point has a single member of our electorate expressed the wish for us to seek such a review," they wrote. THey said the idea appeared to be at odds with the Local Government Boundary Commission preference for councils to be based on natural communities and people's choices. THe agreement to send the letter came after an hour-long debate at an extraordinary meeting of the parish council. THis was called after its members were alerted by the formal request from Bognor Regis Town Council to Arun District Council for the reparishing of the urban area from Middleton to Elmer was carried out. THis could result in a single council to replace the present five parishes and one town council – which are equal legally. Parish council chairman Cllr Lilian Richardson said at Monday’s meeting: “THe whole situation has disappointed me so much in terms of behaviour and the fact the town council did not communicate with the parishes.” Cllr Jan Rufey told Monday’s meeting:
“Everybody that I know that lives within the area of Aldwick sees themselves very much as living within Aldwick. "THey would be horrified if they felt that was going to change." Cllr Gillian Edom said: “Parish councils are accessible to the people they represent. THe further up you go in local authorities, the harder it is to get representation and the harder it is to find someone to talk to.” Cllr Richard Gotheridge said: “I believe in localism. I don’t want to see a change in status quo.” Cllr Carol Birch said: “THere is so much change and uncertainty with things in the wider government and Europe people are having to cope with. I don’t think they want a change in the local area at the moment.” Cllr Martin Smith said: “I am open to working with the town council and neighbouring councils to get the best for our area. Residents of Aldwick go to Bognor Regis but they also go to Chichester as well. It’s absurd there has been no consultation with the parishes and quite insulting to us.” An apology on behalf of the town council was given before the debate by its policy and resources committee vice-chairman. Cllr John Erskine said: “I want to give my apologies for the manner this has come about. What I believed I voted for was for us to make enquiries from Arun whether they would consider the idea of reparishing. We would then speak to you guys. “THere was no point coming to speak to you if the idea was a dead issue and no way of getting anywhere with Arun.” See page five
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Bersted says 'no' to change PARISH councillors in Bersted have rejected a call to join with their neighbours. THey voted to retain their independence rather than become part of a greater Bognor Regis council. THe overwhelming vote at Tuesday's parish council meeting saw them join Aldwick and Felpham parish councils in refusing to take part in the initiative. Bersted's chairman, Cllr Brian Knight, said: "It is felt the public can get better value from one joint bigger town council than from separate parishes. "THe letter from Bognor Regis Town Council's policy and resources committee rather than going to full council to Arun District Council has stirred up quite a hornet's nest." He said the idea had been easily turned down when it had last arisen about eight years ago. Cllr Knight stated facts which showed a single council, with members elected in proportion to an area's population, would see the parish representatives easily outnumber those for the town. "Parish councils are where local people turn to for help and we are the people who try to help them," he said. Cllr Keir Greenway said: "THis is a complete waste of time and money. "THe Localism Act 2011 was about pushing power down, not pushing it back up again." He pointed out nearby residents around Durlston Drive paid £33 a year in band D council tax in Bersted and £125
in Bognor Regis. Cllr Steve Hearn said: "Most people in Bersted are happy with the council and what we try to do for them." Cllr Rob Outen said: "I do have quite a bit of scepticism about this. We have to make sure it's being done for the right reasons and for the right people." But Cllr Patrick Hastings said the idea could have some merit. "It is very early days at the moment. Bersted is a very different place from what it was when the parish council was formed, he said. "We should not entrench ourselves. If it becomes an issue, we should debate it and listen to ideas. It's easy to say it's all nonsense but I don't think we should take that attitude." THe issue has arisen recently - following several previous campaigns - after it was backed at Bognor Regis' annual electors' meeting last March. THis vote was taken up by Cllr Adam Cunard at a recent meeting of the town council's policy and resources committee. From this meeting, a letter was written to Arun to formally request the area's reparishing. On Monday, Felpham Parish Council also ruled out its abolition to join in the Bognor Regis area-wide council. Its members told Arun they would 'never support the previous proposals and it did not agree with, or in any way support, the formal request to Arun and will, therefore, not support the wider reparishing of the town council area'.
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Group gives chance to discuss concerns among tea and tissues CLIMATE, addiction and bereavement were just three topics of discussion at the latest Loss Conversation meeting in Bognor Regis. Hosted by Antonia Rolls and Gillian Lake, the informal group started meeting two months ago on Wednesday, and has been very successful so far. No topic is off limits as the group members discuss not only the loss of loved ones, but also their struggles with addiction, climate change, loss of youth or any other worries. Gillian said: “It is nice to find a community space where we can have a group of people whon feel comfortable enough that they can confide in us, and with eachother.
Protest at homes plan GREEN Party members have warned the approval of new homes in Pagham will be costly to future residents. As reported, Arun District Council's development control committee backed outline plans for up to 300 homes on a field north of Hook Lane last week. Carol Birch, the Green Party's co-ordinator for Arun, said after the meeting its members were disappointed by the narrow decision by 7-6 votes. Building so close to the coast was exactly what should be avoided. "We believe this action will be costly in every sense of the word to future residents of Arun. "THe government needs to protect our farmland and wildlife," she said. "THis situation has shown how work the protection for both currently is, since the need for new housing has led to building being allowed on farmland that is also home to wildlife and on lowlying coastal land. "Even more cars on the road will lead to further pollution. Our bus service is very expensive.
"A recent survey we carried out in Pagham found that the biggest obstacle to using the bus to Chichester was the cost." She also called on the district council to take proper account of the need to act urgently to protect the environment. THis would involve cutting carbon emissions and protecting wildife. Ms Birch said residents who spoke at the development control committee had raised many valid and common sense objections to the development. THese had ranged from flooding and sewage issues to congestion and the lack of affordable public transport. But it was appreciated the district council was in a difficult position because of the high number of new housing which had been imposed on it by the government, she added. However, the local plan approved by the council last year did promise to protect vulnerable areas and improve the environment. See page 18
“It’s about having a safe space to have a good, meaningful conversation.” THe consensus of opinion was clear at Wednesday's meeting - that it’s important to discuss and air your concerns and worries. Gillian and Antonia provide a judgment-free listening ear. In their opinion, the three most important factors for their Loss Conversations are that the meetings are confidential, compassionate, and community based. “We want it to be a space open to everybody, where people can come and feel comfortable," said Antonia. THe group thanked Jacqui Ermis at the Co-op Funeral Care who provided the venue for the meeting in Canada Grove.
From page one them she had protested against the proposal to the county council and its leader, Cllr Louise Goldsmith. "THe BR BID agrees with the principle of a licence - we believe it is entirely reasonable for county to charge for chairs and tables positioned on their highways. However, on behalf of the businesses we represent, we take exceptional issue with the unreasonable way the current licence is calculated... "THe BR BID supports a licence which is fairly priced, i.e. a sliding scale based on quantifiable usage, whether that be number of covers or size of area covered." Ms Allen told the county council she expected the removal of any of the tables and chairs to have a negative impact on the town centre. A county council spokeswoman said businesses had needed, for many years, to have a licence for tables and chairs to be placed on the highway. "A licence is required so the county council can assess each location for its suitability to ensure granting it would not pose an unreasonable risk to other highway users or customers, and it is also important for the public liability of any business in the event of an accident," she said. THe council had started to charge a fee because of its ongoing financial pressures. THe charge covered the cost of the assessments, legal work and advertising and ongoing work on the scheme. "We will be reviewing our charging mechanisms for next year in the autumn and, at that point, we will consider the benefits of a scheme which takes into account the size of the area occupied by the tables and chairs," she added.
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Council vows by Lib Dems PLEDGES to regenerate Bognor Regis and protect the climate have been made by the Lib Dems to mark a milestone since their election success. Last Saturday was the 100th day after the party took charge of Arun District Council to sweep away more than 40 years of Conservative rule. Cllr Dr James Walsh, Arun’s leader, said the first three months had been busy – and there would be no let up. “We have scrapped the previous adminstration’s scheme to do away with the Sunken Garden, and are preparing three schemes for proper public consultation before committing to it. “We are looking at kick-starting real moves to regenerate Bognor Regis town centre, to include leisure, restaurants, and attractive offers for both residents and visitors," he said. Arun was also keen to play its part to tackle the environmental challenges which were being faced, he said. "We are committed to doing our bit locally to mitigate against climate change, including much more solar and wind power, as well as encouraging electric vehicles with fast-charging points at car parks, civic buildings, new estates and
stations, as well as more cycle routes and bus usage.” Cllr Dr Walsh is the only ever-present member of Arun and represents Beach ward in Littlehampton and said it was time for a change after more than 40 years of a Tory rule he described as stale and devoid of ideas. THe council had also adopted a local plan last summer which wanted to cram housing on to good farmland in the potentially flood prone coastal plain. In contrast, the Lib Dem administration – with strong Independent and Green support – had hit the ground running. "We want a wholesale review of the local plan to ensure that proper infrastructure – schools, medical facilities, roads – are provided by the developers before the new homes are occupied. “We need fewer three and four-bedroom executive homes for incomers from outside the area and more affordable starter 1-2-bedroom units for our young people to rent or buy. More housing needs to go on brownfield sites, rather than green, good agricultural land." He added he was also keen to double the number of new council houses to help more young people to get a decent home.
Anti-social behaviour scheme could continue if public agree PUBLIC consultation is set to be carried out about extending a measure to tackle anti-social behaviour in Bognor Regis. Arun District Council's cabinet member for community wellbeing, Cllr Gill Yeates, is due to agree to ask for people's views on ensuring the current public space protection order continues. THe order, which covers most of the urban Bognor Regis area, expires on March 31. For it to carry on, Arun has the legal duty to carry out consultation, publicity and notification. Cllr Yeates was due to make her decision yesterday about going ahead with consultation later this year.
A statement by Robin Wickham, the group head of community wellbeing at the council, says: "THe cabinet member for community wellbeing is requested to authorise officers to undertake public consultation in 2019 to fulfil this statutory requirement and prepare the necessary reports to support the council's formal decision process before the expiration date of the current order." THe order allows police and authorised Arun officers to take away open alcohol containers from those who are behaving anti-socially. THey can also disperse groups of people who are being disruptive. THose who refuse can be arrested and fined.
crossing on Westergate Street." To make room for the crossing, the existing 'School Keep Clear' markings outside the school need to be changed. THe current markings are advisory and cannot be enforced. "To improve safety outside the school, it is therefore proposed to make the revised parking legally enforceable between 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday to prohibit parking at times access to the school is most likely to be needed," says Mr Kershaw. "THe new (Traffic Regulation) Order is therefore proposed to improve the amenities of the area through which the affected lengths of road runs and to facilitate the passage of traffic." Public consultation about the proposals lasts until August 29.
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PUPILS who attend Aldingbourne Primary School will be safer on their way to and from lessons. West Sussex County Council is set to install two road safety measures outside the school. One will be a signalcontrolled pedestrian crossing on Westergate Street, immediately south of the school's entrance. A statement by the council's director of law and assurance, Tony Kershaw says: "Planning consent has been granted for the construction of a residential property development on land west of Westergate Street, located behind Aldingbourne Primary School. "As part of the requirement to provide safe and sustainable transport options for this development, the developer has been required to install a pedestrian
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` Expansion of hall EXTRA space is being sought by Bersted Parish Council for its community building. THe council's clerk, Debbie Holcombe, has applied for planning permission to convert the store at the council's Jubilee Parish Hall into a small hall and meeting room. A side extension to the building's north-east side is proposed as the new store. THe council's planning agents, Corinthian Architectural Design, say in a report several options were considered to provide extra space. "With the conversion route proposed, the appearance of the building would largely remain unchanged," they state. THe existing hall was built in the 1980s off Chalcraft Lane and has a main hall of about 100sq m and a smaller meeting and function room of some 30sq m. THis was opened three years ago. THey are both used frequently and the parish council wants to add the new space of around 60sq m to help to meet the popular demand for hirings.
` Bank cards taken BANK cards were stolen from two vehicles in North Bersted on the same night. One of the vehicles that was broken into overnight on July 31 was parked in Ashbee Gardens. THe other was parked in Shaw Gardens. Sunglasses and loose change were also stolen from the vehicle in Ashbee Gardens.
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OVER 100 young people along with their families and friends came together in Felpham last week for a Time-Travelling adventure to Egypt. THe group explored the biblical story of Joseph through a range of drama, stories, crafts and games. THe Rev Dan Balsdon, minister at Felpham Methodist Church where many of the week’s events were hosted, said: "We’ve had an amazing week with the young people, who have had such fun and laughter in all we’ve done together. "THe team have been incredible, devoting their week to working with the young people and their families. We couldn’t be more proud.’
Council's fun days impress DREAMCATCHERS and driftwood fish were just part of this week's Funshine day activities. Families of Bognor residents and holiday makers came to enjoy the free events hosted by Bognor Regis Town Council. Lucy Jackson ran a dreamcatcher and driftwood creation workshop on Tuesday. She said: "THere have been lots of very creative parents and children making things, it's been great to see." More than 120 children turned up to the event, with their families, to make driftwood fish and butterflies. "I run creative workshops all over the country for children," Lucy said. "We have done events like this over the
More than 40 people from various churches joined the team that put on Felpham Holiday Special. THe event is run by the national organisation Scripture Union, in partnership with local churches and Christians. Originally held on the beach, the event has now been run for 101 years. THe annual event included morning sessions for young people to attend, plus a drop-in for parents and toddlers. THere were various activities for the whole family including a quiz trail, ice cream factory and a beach afternoon. THere was a final celebration event at the end of the week. All the families were invited to celebrate everything that the young people had done.
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last few years. I've helped at events all over Bognor, including previous Funshine days. It is always nice to be by the seaside and enjoy the weather while it lasts! "I think it is particularly nice that families get offered something for free." Tuesday's event was originally just dreamcatcher making, however due to the bad weather, Monday's driftwood creations workshop was carried forward. Mum of three Shelley Perry brought her family along to the event. She said: "It's been brilliant we have loved it. I can’t tell who's loved it more, me or the kids." Funshine Days are taking place every weekday 11am-3pm through August.
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Not too hot for chilli event as gusty winds force cancellation of one day By Kelly Wickham firstname.lastname@example.org AUTUMNAL weather hit the UK this month forcing hundreds of events to be cancelled including Saturday's instalment of a West Dean event. THe annual Chilli Fiesta was due to run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday but following a Met Office yellow weather warning of high winds, organisers took the decision to cancel Saturday. With predicted gale force winds of up to 50mph, organisers at West Dean released the following statement: "Due to adverse weather conditions forecast for Saturday, following extensive advice we have taken the decision to run Chilli Fiesta 2019 on Friday and Sunday only. "THe safety of our visitors is of paramount importance and this decision has not been taken lightly." Ticket holders for Saturday were invited to use their tickets for Friday or Sunday instead but Friday's session saw gates closing early and a post on Twitter at around 5pm read: "Due to severe weather to maintain the safety of our visitors, the event is now closed and will re-open Sunday morning." Despite the bad weather, the heat was turned up with Friday's programme of main stage entertainment on the front lawn and north lawn from guests including; Nasira belly dancing, Jose Leon, Latin dancers and Beleza. THere were also belly dance and mambo jambo workshops and cookery
theatre from Miranda Gore Brown (a finalist on the first series of BBC's THe Great British Bake Off ) who made chocolate and chilli biscuits and Mexican hot chocolate brownies. For those green fingered guests, there was also a gardening theatre including Tom Brown, head gardener at West Dean who tends to around 100 chilli plants in the Victorian glasshouses in West Dean's walled garden. Stalls were set up with traders from across the country selling homemade and fresh produce from oils, chutneys, sauces and spices. Visitors were able to browse the stalls and sample products before buying, allowing everyone a chance to get some heat. Lisa THomas and her husband Frank both travelled to the event on Friday from Havant. Lisa said: "I can't believe our luck. We came last Friday and the rain was horrendous. It's just typical of our British weather being so unpredictable, you wouldn't believe it is August! "At least it's staying relatively dry for now, but I doubt we will stay too long. I completely understand the organisers' decision to cancel Saturday's event. We were expecting it to be really busy today but now we imagine it will be heaving on Sunday as it's supposed to be a nice day. "It's been lovely anyway, we always enjoy the brilliant music and the belly dancing was really good. Frank is a spice addict so we've managed to pick
up plenty to stock the cupboards for a while!" Alex Barron, chief executive, commented: "We were delighted to see such a busy final day at this yearâ€™s West Dean Chilli Fiesta with an extended programme culminating in a brilliant firework finale at 10pm. "THanks to everyone who came, including our entertainers, stallholders and of course the public for their support during the challenging weather. "With more than 100 stalls, a wide range of Latin-inspired activities including dancers from Strictly, and a busy timetable of talks in the garden and cookery theatres with contestants from Masterchef and Bake Off, the Chilli Fiesta proved yet again to be its own force of nature. "Plans are already underway to celebrate our 25th Fiesta in 2020 (August 7-9) in true carnival style. "Guarantee being there by buying your ticket now - we are offering a 30 per cent discount for the next two weeks only â€“ a brilliant deal."
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` Cars broken into LOOSE CHANGE was stolen when three vehicles in Barnham were broken into on the same night. THe vehicles were parked in Chesham Place, Warren Way and Drovers Way when they were targeted overnight on August 3. THe loose change was taken from those in Chesham Place and Warren Way. In the Drovers Way incident, an empty glasses case was stolen from the glove compartment. Two more vehicles were broken into in Barnham Road, Eastergate, one on the same night and another the following night. Sunglasses were stolen on August 3 and a ladies rucksack, with clothing and a bank card, on August 4. THe clothing was found discarded further down the road.
` Road closure REDEVELOPMENT of a former Bognor Regis hotel will cause a section of a Bognor Regis road to be shut for at least a year. THe ongoing work on THe Royal Hotel will see Manor Place, which runs behind it, closed for traffic from next Monday. It will be closed from its junction with Market Street to its junction with THe Steyne. THe closure is needed to enable scaffolding to be installed at the back of the hotel as part of the major scheme to turn the building into flats and a restaurant. THe closure will last until August 19 next year but could remain in force for up to 18 months to enable the redevelopment to be finished.
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Jayne plans first class event By Kevin Smith email@example.com FORMER pupils at a Bognor Regis school are planning to travel from as far as the other side of the world to meet again. THe Class of '79 members at Bognor Regis Comprehensive School are looking forward to celebrating four decades since they left its classrooms and stepped into the world as adults. THeir reunion is being organised by Jayne Williamson to enable them to relive their schoolboy and girl days. Jayne is staging the event from 4pm10pm on October 12 at the Butlin's Conference Centre in the town. She is urging those who are going to get their early to make the most of their time together. Jayne has used social media to spread the word about the occasion and has been delighted by the response. She said: "THe response we have had is absolutely fantastic. We're hopeful that we can have a memorable night in which we all manage to talk about the old days, raise a glass to those who can no longer be with us and generally enjoy ourselves. "It will be a time for reflection but a joyous occasion overall. "A chap called Steve Little is coming to our event all the way from Tewantin, Queensland in Australia. "THat just shows how important it is to the group to stay connected. "We think we will have in the region of around 100 people attend on the night, so the numbers are good and it all bodes well for a super evening.
"We have the bar open between 4pm and 10pm so I would say that anyone who is planning to come should get there as close to 4pm as possible. "We want to maximise the time we have together as much as possible. "We can still mingle and chat after 10pm and, no doubt, we will - with so much catching up to do. Oh, and I'd urge people to bring along some ID, too." Mum-of-two Jayne, 56, was involved in the previous Class of '79 reunion. THat took place at the school in 1997. THis was the last event of its kind to take place in the original school hall of the Westloats Lane campus. THe school has since been demolished and replaced by THe Regis School on the same site. It was clear at the last reunion that many of the one-time Bognor Regis Comprehensive School pupils had enjoyed themselves enormously, said Jayne. It was suggested they should stage reunions more often. But, as time passed by, it was down to her drive and determination to ensure that the latest event got the go-ahead. She set up a Facebook group to help connect the former pupils who were keen to meet up after the last reunion. "It just needed someone to take the bull by the horns," she said, "and take the decision we should go for it. "I work at Butlin's and they have been ever so helpful with arrangements and allowing us to use the facilities. We very much owe them a debt of gratitude." Anyone who would like more information about the evening should contact Jayne at: jayne.williamson@ bourne-leisure.co.uk
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Best possible care for those who matter Chalcraft Hall 76 Chalcraft Lane, North Bersted Bognor Regis, PO21 5TS 01243 821368 www.chalcrafthall.co.uk SARA Caldwell admits she is single minded in her quest to provide expert care and support needed for the residents. For Sara, who is the registered manager of Chalcraft Hall Care Home, overseeing day-to-day, one-on-one care at the Bognor Regis home is very much a labour of love. Sara explains: “People living with dementia can feel vulnerable as their condition progresses and they increasingly rely on other people to
do things for them. It is important that people with dementia feel reassured and supported, whilst retaining their independence”. “We strive to make every day an enjoyable and rewarding one. Our dedication means that we create a happy and comfortable environment for each individual with professional care”. “It’s important to deliver care along with a degree of personal privacy and dignity, while at the same time understanding and assessing the complex issues, such as vulnerability and anxiety, that can come with delivering care. We approach our care with a great deal of flexibility, so we can adapt our work to suit the needs of our residents, whilst upholding the
highest standards.” Leisure activities, such as group sing-alongs, themed days and visits from musicians help fill a busy diary at Chalcraft Hall. Chalcraft Hall is an independently owned business – all of which are enjoyed and keenly anticipated by residents and staff alike. We had an entertainer called Joe Butt who sang a lot of songs which went back through the years. We got residents up dancing with staff, which they liked. We had a lot of fun.” Many of the home’s residents were joined by their relatives to add further enjoyment to the Summer Party. Especially delightful to them was the presence of their children and grandchildren. THey loved the children being here – cuddling them and watching them dance. “THe residents love singing along to the songs and a lot of the time they know all the words. It means that we are definitely not a home where the residents sit around bored all the time. Relatives often join us for the activities, such as quizzes and bingo. We often set time aside for reminiscences.” Chalcraft Hall provides the best possible care for those who deserve it most – the residents. Sara adds: “Listening to
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Successes for sixth formers By Lotte Pegler email@example.com STUDYING maths at Cambridge University is the next step for James Angus after picking up an outstanding A*A*A*A* yesterday. As well as achieving his impressive A-level grades, the St Philip Howard Catholic High School sixth form student, 18, also achieved the highest possible grade of Outstanding in the university's papers to test students' maths abilities. Fellow student and future primary school teacher, Shane Fitzgibbon, made the school proud as his three As secured his place to train in primary teaching at Winchester University next year. “I was incredibly happy," he said. "I honestly didn’t think it would be this good. THe result I’m most surprised about, and proud of, is probably history. "I found it really hard. I am speechless.” Shane, 18, studied history, sociology and RE, achieving As in all three. “While I got an unconditional for Winchester,” Shane added, "and that did take a bit of stress off, I still knew I had to try as hard as I could. “I spent as much time as possible with teachers. I did lots of past papers and looking through mark schemes. “I knew what I wanted and went for it.” Shane was joined by his class mates and friends in celebrating their results. Rebecca Holland achieved A*A*A in psychology, sociology and drama and
theatre studies. She said: "I'm so beyond happy with my grades. "Even though I don't necessarily need them for next year, I still knew I had to try hard. I wanted to do it for myself." Rebecca is continuing with her time at the Chichester Festival THeatre, and hopes to teach drama in the future. "Doing well at A-level is just about trying as hard as you can and believing in yourself. You do have to push yourself but it pays off. "I was lucky, I had lots of help at home from my parents and my teachers, but at the end of the day it was down to me. "I had to want it, and I had to put in the work for myself." Headteacher Dave Carter said: “We are so proud of all our students at St Philip Howard for the grades they have achieved, the efforts they have put in. "Most importantly we are proud of them for being such kind, caring and capable individuals ready to take their place in the modern world. "We wish them every success in the future.” THe sixth from celebrated an 100 per cent pass rate for this year's A-level students. Over 80 per cent of pupils achieved A*-C grades and nine students receieved three A grades, or more. A third of all students sitting exams also achieved at least one A grade. Many of them secured their places on their desired degree or apprenticeship courses.
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Investing in your children's education AN investment in knowledge pays the best interest - so said one fo the founding fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin, and the majority of parents want a good education for their children. With the system in the UK, which has been in force since Victorian times, the beginning of September marks the start of the academic year. Although it is no longer timed for the end of harvest, the autumn term is an important beginning for thousands of youngsters. Each local education authority, such as West Sussex County Council, has advice and rules about choosing schools and fixes dates for when applications can be made. Parents can visit schools, either infants or primary, which is combined infants and junior, before the deadline for applications, usually in early January of the year when the child will start. Secondary school In the September when a child starts Year 6 of primary school parents must decide on the next step of education, secondary school. Again, there is the opportunity to visit schools and decide which will best suit the needs and ambitions of the soon-to-be teenager. With the students' ability to travel further from home, there will be more choice in the secondary field but decisions have to made quite quickly by parents as applications close at the end of October. Factors affecting choice of school will depend on a number of factors,
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Kasjan helps school to record TRIPLE A* A-level successes by Kasjan Paszkowski helped THe Regis School achieve a record number of students gaining universities places. Kasjan, 18, gained his excellent grades in maths, further maths and physics. He also achieved A in his extended project qualification. THese successes have secured him a place to study maths and acturial science at Southampton University. He said: "I couldn't have done any better. I put in the work to get the grades. "It was a case of coming to school, revising, going home, revising and going to bed every day for at least six months. "But it has put off and made all the effort worthwhile." Kasjan has ambitions to become an actuary and calculate risk in a range of subjects to combine his love of maths with a steady job. "Maths is logical," he said. "THere's always a right answer. You just have to look for it. With a subject like English, there's no final answer." Kasjan's results formed part of the strongest seen at the school in Westloats Lane in Bognor Regis. A total of 54 of its A-level students, or two-thirds of the 80 sixth formers, have gained university places. Congratulating the students, the school's assistant principal and head of sixth form, Connie James, said: "I am so, so proud of all they have achieved. "THeir hard work and dedication has been well rewarded. THey will be sorely missed by me, the sixth form team and their teachers, but we all know they will go on to do brilliant things at their chosen universities and apprenticeship placements."
THe school's strongest results also included Nafsin Uddin, 18. She achieved an A* in sociology, A in history, B in biology and A in her extended professional qualification. She is going on to study social anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She said: "I am ecstatic about my results. I am looking forward to my next studies at university in my field of interest. "I am really sad to leave THe Regis School as it has really helped me to get my grades." Another of the school's students with the strongest results was Morgan Bryant, 18, with A* maths, A chemistry and B biology to enable him to study pharmacology at university in Bristol. He said: "I feel over the moon. My results were a surprise in some areas and I am now really looking forward to studying pharmacology next year." In all, 43 per cent of the grades gained were awarded A*-B, a rise of seven per cent on last year, and 70 per cent were A*C, for an even bigger rise of 12 per cent. Vocational results at the school were equally strong.
MORE students than before are heading to university from Felpham Community College. Its students achieved an overall 97 per cent A-level pass rate in yesterday's results and a 100 per cent pass rate in vocational courses. Within those results, 48 per cent of sixth formers achieved A*-B grades and 72 per cent A-C, including A-level and BTEC grades. THese successess have enabled 75 per cent, or 86 students, in the colleges sixth form to go on to university. Zoe Brixey, the college's head of sixth form, said: "We are delighted that more students have achieved the top grades of A* and A and that nearly half the students have achieved A*-B grades. "THis means that they will now be able to take up their places at university. "We have created an atmosphere in the sixth form centre where students work hard and staff know every student so they are able to support and encourage them to reach their potential." THe students whose results were highlighted by the college included Oliver Pearce. Oliver, 18, gained A* maths, A* physics, A further maths and A chemistry. "I'm really happy with my results," he said, "particularly as I did four A-levels. "I couldn't decide which subject to leave out. It was a lot of hard work managing my time effectively between all the subjects but the results have made it worthwhile." Oliver is going to UCL in London to study natural science and has ambitions to become an astrophysicist.
Francesca Booker, 18, was delighted with her A* health and social care, A health and social care and B pyschology. "I am really excited. THe results are better than I expected them to be," she said. "I'm going to study psychology at the university in Winchester. "I could become a psychologist because I want to help people in the future." Sarosh Ali, 18, gained an A business, B law and D computing. He said: "I am quite happy with the results. THey have allowed me to get into the University of Sussex to study computing and business." Samuel Niepold, 17, achieved A* law, and B maths, geography and business. "THese results mean I can go to university to study sports business and sports law," he said. "It's all about the different rules that apply to different sports - such as football transfers and fair play regulations. "Sports are my main interest. I can mix that with what I am good at at college." Among the other leading results at the college were: Owen Mawbey - A* maths, A further maths and A computer science; Jack Miller - A* maths, A biology and A chemistry; Kieren Milne - A* maths, A* further maths and A computer science; Rebecca Young - A maths, A biology and A chemistry; THomas Holland - double distinction* sport and distinction business; and Lucy Ashill - A art, double distinction* health and social care. Mark Anstiss, the college's
f L-r: Caitlin Smith,Nasfin Uddin and Rosie Mitchell
f A group of celebrating students at The Regis School with Connie James, centre
` Results please school principal MIKE Garlick, the principal of THe Regis School, praised his students for their hard work in gaining strong A-level results yesterday. He said: "Our sixth form students have worked extremely hard over the last two years to achieve their results this year. "With new linear (final exam) and BTEC courses being more complex than in the past, I am proud of our students and teachers in being able to make the progress we have when compared to last year. "We have a record number of students applying for and gaining places at universities around the country and others gaining high level apprenticeships. "Our sixth form offers an exciting and successful blend of academic and applied courses and, each year, the number joining it increases." THe number of students who will join the school's sixth form next month is expected to reach 100. Other A-level students at the school who did well included: Louis Smith - A* maths, A* further maths, A physics and B business studies; Anna Wisdom - triple distinction* BTEC music, distinction* BTEC media and distinction* performing arts; and Faith Harding double distinction* BTEC music and distinction performing arts. Among the subjects in which the students did best this year were maths, further maths, physics, drama, geography and health and social care.
College's triumphs enable more students to go to uni headteacher, said: "Exam results have gone from strength to strength in recent years and, once again, we are extremely pleased with the results from our sixth form students. "THe success of the students was down to their hard work and determination, the first class teaching and the excellent leadership of the sixth form. "We are proud of each and every one of our students and wish them well for the future."
f Sarosh Ali, left, and Samuel Niepold
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f L-r back: James Rogers, Francesca Booker & Jamie Edwards, with Daniel Caynes, front
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org, posted to: Post Newspapers Ltd, 63 London Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1DF or handed in to our office at this address.
Dear Editor, VERY well said by Paul English (Bognor Regis Post, August 2). It’s an absolute disgrace that Arun District Council should waste over £80,000.00 of council taxpayers' money to satisfy a small number of beach hut owners. Arun has now spent more money with small signs at each end of the railings, pictured above, showing where the side entry gates are situated – still nothing to say this is an area for public use. We came across three young children trying to retrieve a ball that had gone
over these railings (while hut owners sat inside the area watching on and making no attempt to throw the ball back) – the eldest saying to the others 'you’ve lost it as we are not allowed inside there'. We soon put them right and they went happily inside to recover their ball. Whoever authorised this expenditure should in our opinion be sacked. Neil Evans, Golf Links Road, Felpham
I RECENTLY attended the Arun Council Development meeting held on August 8 to discuss the proposed development of the Hook Lane field. THis was the first time I have attended a council meeting and I was surprised and amazed by some of the proceedings. THe two councillors (June Hamilton, above, and David Huntley) representing Pagham – which is the district most affected - were for some reason both not given a vote. THe strange reason given was that they had predetermined views. I couldn’t understand this as everyone who spoke had predetermined views and seemed to have already decided which way they were going to vote no matter what arguments were made for or against. THe most disturbing thing was that two councillors who were against the
development were not allowed to vote whereas those for the development who had predetermined views were. THis is an interesting tactic but not one which would generally be available for most democratic votes. If you don’t like the way someone is likely to vote, then just deny them a vote. Simples. It is not something you would normally associate with western democracies but something you would expect to see in Russia, China or North Korea or most dictatorships. I’m sure Boris Johnson would like to have the same option available to him. He could get his Brexit policies through Parliament without any bother at all. Maybe someone from Arun District Council (chief executive Nigel Lynn, perhaps) could explain why the residents of Pagham were totally disenfranchised
from a vote on a development which totally affects all of them while representatives of other areas could vote. I look forward to hearing any views. Peter Payne, Pilgrims Way, Pagham EDITOR'S NOTE: Liz Futcher, Arun's group head of council advice and monitoring, has since told Mr Payne: "I provided advice to both Cllr June Hamilton and Cllr David Huntley on predetermination. "It is a matter for an individual councillor whether they feel they have predetermined matter. "I am satisfied that the meeting on August 7, 2019, was conducted lawfully and within the council's constitutional requirements."
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CHICHESTER CINEMA AT NEW PARK 12 - 16 AUGUST
THe 28th Chichester International Film Festival boasts no less than 130 films from 34 countries including Argentina, Australia, China, Denmark, India, Israel, Iran, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, USA and the UK. THere will be many guest talent visitors including director Robert Mullan Director Michael Radford will be travelling to the fesitval tonight. THere will be an introduction and Q&A after the screening of his much- loved major hit film, Il Postino. A retrospective of Radford’s films include Nineteen Eighty-Four, starring John Hurt, his adaptation of George Orwell’s Novel. It was this film in that Richard Burton gave his final film performance, and was the production that bought Radford to interntational attention. American Mirro is an Oscar-nominated film on how we perceive and judge ourselves, and others, in a world dominated by social media. Oscar-winning screen icon Susan Sarandon and Aermenian painter Tigran Tsitoghdzyan discuss how the apparently in-conflict values of beauty and aging are perceived in our modern society, as he paints her portrait. It is a must-see (Aug 18). Two French previews include Bloody Milk, the poignant story of a farmer who will stop at nothing to save his sick herd (18 Aug). THe film's main setting is director, Hubert Charuel's own family farm, showing an obvious personal connection with the way he directs the feature. Bloody Milk has an unconventional premise that delivers on high stakes tension. THe Red Collar (Aug 19, 20) follows a war hero held in a deserted barracks in the heat of summer, 1919. It is adapted from the 2014 novel by JeanChristophe Rufin. Nicolas Duvauchelle plays the disgraced soldier opposite Francois Cluzet as a corrupt judge who is charged with the tast
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of interrograting the young man. French-Belgian actress Sophie Verbeek plays the fallern hero's lover. Iran’s Preview, Permission, is Iranian writerdirector Soheil Beiraghi's second feature and stars Baran Kosari. She plays a female soccer player who is stranded at home while her team travel to the Asia Cup finals. She is left behind purely due to the cicil law stating that without her husband's permission, she cannot leave the country (Aug 20). Treasures of the Archives includes Woodstock, the film celebrating the 50th anniversary of the music festival in 1969, which was the pivotal event of the 60s peace movement. THis landmark concert film is the definitive record of that milestone in Rock ‘n Roll history (Aug 17). THe 21-day film festival until August 25 at six venues in and around Chichester. For all details visit www.chichesterfilmfestival. co.uk. THe golden age of the Documentary continues with over 20 new films including a strong political focus with Werner Herzog’s engrossing ‘Meeting Gorbachev’; the whistle-blower in ‘XL Chelsea’; capitalism scrutinised in ‘Capital in the 20th Century’, and Steve Bannon under the spotlight for ‘THe Brink’. Retrospectives include Albert Finney: Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down, a tribute to the loved actor; Nicholas Roeg: Obsession & Desire and Bernardo Bertolucci: Non-Conformist. Many other films include Premieres, Previews, New Releases, Documentaries, Jazz events, Treasures from the Archives plus further visiting talent Q&A events. THe Closing Gala, a Preview, is Mrs. Lowry & Son with Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave (Aug 25). Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, Chichester PO19 7XY Box office: 01243 786650 www.chichestercinema.org
FILM G U I D E
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PICK OF THE WEEK
Comedy Screened at Picturedrome Cinema
Just how bad can one day get? Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the creative minds behind Superbad, Pineapple Express, and Sausage Party, take on sixth grade hard in the outrageous comedy, Good Boys. After being invited to his first kissing party, twelveyear-old Max (Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn't know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams) decide to use Max's dad's drone - which Max is forbidden to touch - to spy (they think) on a teenage couple making out next door. But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max's dad (Will Forte) gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls (Molly Gordon and Midori Francis).
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino returns to the silver screen with his ninth major motion picture, following 2015’s bloodthirsty western, The Hateful Eight. This time the auteur’s gaze is fixed upon the Golden Age of Hollywood, with a characteristically starstudded ensemble cast. We join fading TV star, Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as they seek to reclaim the spotlight of yesteryear by any means possible. With a trailer promising a slick, seedy, and hyperstylish tour of La La Land’s brightest stages and darkest passages, expect a typically Tarantino-esque approach to storytelling. The director has hinted at an interweaving series of plotlines, mirroring the narrative juggling of his iconic 1994 release, Pulp Fiction. Despite both its leads previously working with Tarantino, the picture marks the first time that DiCaprio and Pitt have shared the screen. They’re joined by a stellar lineup of A-listers including Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, James Marsden, Tim Roth, and Kurt Russell. With a jaw-dropping cast and one of the world’s most iconic locations and evocative eras to draw upon, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has all the wonderfully bewildering and chaotic ingredients to become an instant classic.
Dora And The Lost City Of Gold Adventure, Comedy, Family Screened at Picturedrome Cinema
Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever - high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, a mysterious jungle inhabitant, and a ragtag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold. Transformers: The Last Knight’s Isabela Moner steps into the titular role of Dora, joining such Hollywood heavyweights as Michael Peña and Eva Longoria as Dora’s parents, and Benicio Del Toro and Danny Trejo who lend their voices to Swiper the fox and Boots the monkey respectively. This cements the movie as a more family-orientated adventure as opposed to the younger-skewing fare of the classic TV show, following Dora on her journey to rescue her parents and uncover the Lost City Of Gold. Expect familiar call-backs to fan-favourite characters and lines from the original Nickelodeon show, but for the most part, Dora And The Lost City Of Gold represents a stark leap forward for the series’ future. Strap on your red boots and purple backpack. It’s time for an adventure!
Comedy, Drama Screened at Picturedrome Cinema
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ANGRY BIRDS 2 (U)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (15)
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT (12A)
MEDICINEMA ! DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD (PG)
DAILY : 10.15AM
TOY STORY 4 (U) DAILY : 9.30AM
PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE (U) DAILY : 12PM, 2.30PM
FAST AND FURIOUS: HOBBS AND SHAW (12A) FRI - TUE : 7.15PM
THE LION KING (PG)
DAILY : 9.45AM, 1PM, 4.15PM
DAILY : 4PM, 7.45PM
DAILY: 1.30PM, 4.30PM
UGLY DOLLS (U)
DAILY : 10.30AM, 1.15PM
GOOD BOYS (15) DAILY : 5.15PM, 8PM
PREVIEWS: ANGEL HAS FALLEN (15)
WED/THU : 7.15PM PLEASE NOTE, THERE ARE SOME STROBE LIGHTING EFFECTS IN THIS FILM.
Ticket Prices Mon - Fri £3.50 Sat & Sun £4.50 BOOK ONLINE 51 Canada Grove, Bognor Regis PO21 1DW Tel 01243 841015 www.picturedromebognor.com
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10 THINGS TO DO & SEE 1
Event. Ladies Evening. It’s the most stylish event in the racecourse's calendar, Ladies Evening is back at Fontwell Park on THursday August 22. Visitors should dress to impress to be in with a chance to win the Best Dressed competition, judged and presented by Love Island 2019 Contestant Amy Hart, for the chance to win prizes worth a total of £1,000. Free glitter artists will be on hand to glam your look for the evening and a vintage Airstream photobooth to capture your best pose. Finishing off the night will be Spirit FM's Back to the 80’s DJ set, with some surprise guests, so you party after the sun goes down.
Event. Summer Fayre. THe green at Felpham Beach Estate, off Limmer Lane, will be the venue for the long-established family event. Highlights will include a dog show, children's sports events, stalls, cakes, barbecue and teas - something for everyone. Live music will set a lively atmosphere for visitors who can browse stalls including horticultural items, produce, tombola, a human fruit machine, giant raffle, bric-a-brac, books, toys and other quality goods. Entry will be free from noon on Saturday, August 24. A mini sports day for children will be held from 1pm with traditional races, including egg and spoon, three-legged and wheelbarrow. Information about the free fun dog show, which starts at
Frances Knight, The Victoria Institute.
1.45pm, is availabe by calling 01243 864019. All are welcome at the fayre, which is organised by Felpham Beach Estate.
Events. Ageless. Community activities are continuing at Chichester Festival THeatre with a CFT Buddies meet and greet event at the Minerva Bar today (Friday) at noon. THis is free, as is a backstage tour of the theatre for people with visual impairments at 4pm. A tour is available for everyone from 10am tomorrow (Saturday) at a cost of £5. THe festival theatre's foyer is the setting for Mind, Body, Sing Yer Heart Out at 1pm. THis is a free opportunity to enjoy the fun and health-giving properties of group singing. Come and sing chants, shanties, riffs and familiar tunes in a relaxed and friendly environment. Open to all, no experience needed. THis is a is dementia-friendly event.
Art. Frances Knight. Contemporary landscape artist Frances Knight will open her studio for a summer exhibition of local landscapes and seascapes as part of the Arundel Gallery Trail from August 17 to 26, 'Into the Light' . THe exhibition explores the effects of light, colour and structure in the landscape, and visitors will be able to view her latest paintings and chat to Frances about her work and process. She also will be hosting a special Poetry, Paintings & Prosecco Evening with the South Downs Poetry Festival on Friday August 23. Visitors can enjoy live poetry readings and music among her latest exhibition of original oil paintings. THe evening will start at 7pm with a welcome drink, and the opportunity for a chat and a browse around her exhibition before the live performances at 7.30pm. Claire Best will headline the poetry performances, and Mike Carey will provide the music. Tickets cost £11.50 and are available by email at: email@example.com THe exhibition is at Top Floor Studio, THe Victoria Institute, 10 Tarrant Street, Arundel, BN18 9DG, noon-5.30pm on weekends and Bank Holiday Monday, 2-5.30pm on weekdays. Free entry.
Talk. Virginia McKenna. THe actress, who found fame in films in the 1950s and 1960s, including A Town Like Alice, Carve her
Name with Pride and Born Free but who also had a disntinguished later career as a wildlife campaigner, will be guest of Chichester Literary Society. Virginia, who was married to fellow actor and conservationist Bill Travers, will be at Boxgrove Village Hall (PO18 0EE) on Wednesday, August 21, at 2pm. Visitors are welcome to join the society's members at their monthly meetings where refreshments are available. Entry is £8 and doors open at 1.30pm. For further information, visit the website at: chichesterliterarysociety.org or call 01243 536273..
Theatre. The Secret Garden. THe classic children's story by Frances Hodgson Burnett will be brought to life by Chapterhouse THeatre Company in the walled garden of Stansted Park, near Rowlands Castle. THe audience is invited to join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner. As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle’s secret garden, and where has he hidden the key? Performances go ahead in all but the worst weather. Bring rugs or low back seating for the outdoor performance on Friday, August 23, at 7pm, with doors open at 6pm. Tickets can be bought online at: seetickets.com at £17.60 for adults, £12.10 for children and £49.22 for a family of four.
Crossing Lines, Chichester Cathedral Green.
Music. Trojan Sound System. London-based Trojan Sound System are an institution in Sound System culture. A legendary team of selecta (Daddy Ad) and vocalists, they relentlessly tour the globe, representing the seminal reggae and ska record label. With MCs Supa4 Creation, Chucky Bantan and Jah Buck plus special guests THe Reggae Doctors they play St Paul’s in Chapel Road, Worthing, on Friday August 23, 8pm-1am. Transcending age, race and political barriers, Trojan Sound System play music that satisfies the purest of vinyl collectors, while at the same time, introducing a new generation to the roots of Jamaican music and Bass Culture.Tickets, at £15 in advance, can be booked by calling 0871 220 0260, they will be £17 on the door.
Theatre. Crossing Lines. Chichester Festival Youth THeatre present the world premiere of Anna Ledwich’s Crossing Lines, a promenade production around central Chichester, directed by Daniel Hill. THe story links events from 1914, 1939 and 2019 across time and across technologies as history haunts the present and the city’s young race to escape the dark forces poised to destroy the country they know. Using audio technology and live action, this promenade performance through the streets of Chichester asks: can an individual alter history by changing the channel? Tickets at £20 for adults, with accompanying children, aged seven-16 at £10, from the festival theatre box office. Performances, which start on the Cathedral Green at 7.30pm. are from August 17-24.
Trojan Sound System, St. Pauls.
Music. Selsey Festival. Selsey Folk and Music Club presents Laura THain with its monthly session becoming part of the town's festival. Laura will be singing in the second half of the evening on Wednesday, August 21, at THe Selsey Club in Coxes Road. From 7.30pm, the first half will comprise club performers. Entry is £4 on the door. A bar and raffle are available. Also in the festival next
Look Up, Worthing Theatre.
week, Selsey Town Hall will be the venue for the summer exhibition of arts and craft, organised by Arts Dream Selsey. Exhibits will include paintings, glass, textiles, jewellery and a wide range of creative craft. Entry is free for the event which runs from THursday, August 22 ro Monday, August 26, opening at 10am. For details, visit the website at: selseyfestival.wixsite.com
Theatre. Look Up. An exciting, playful and energetic mix of circus, puppetry and theatre, Look Up is a celebration of what we can see if we step outside of our everyday lives, and embrace the world around us. THe show takes place outside Worthing's Pavilion THeatre on a selfsupported custom-made aerial rig and explores the relationship between circus performer, puppet and audience. THis fantastic family show will be at Marine Parade BN11 3PX on Saturday August 17, at 11am and 2pm. Look Up follows Robyn, a child puppet, who is fearless, playful and not interested in phones or work, but instead has a curiosity with birds and flying. Created by Hikapee, a circus theatre company, tickets for Look Up are £6.50 and are avialable from the Worthing THeatres box office on 01903 206206 and online at worthingtheatres. co.uk
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Family fun alongside horse racing
Celebration of all things nautical Littlehampton Harbour Waterfront Festival Sunday, August 18, 11am-4pm Bank Holiday Racing at Goodwood Racecourse August 23-25 AFTER the glamour of the Qatar Festival, Goodwood racecourse has offers a contrasting familyfriendly event over three magical days. THe August Bank Holiday weekend aims to rekindles the nostalgic summer holidays of yesteryear with a traditional fairground open each day, alongside a petting zoo, donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and face painters to create a fun day out for all ages. Following the early evening races on Friday, there will be fire performers, stilt walkers and a LED ribbon performance, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the course. THe fairground will include a ferris wheel and helter-skelter while children will enjoy animal
encounters as well as seeing the race horses on Saturday and Sunday. All the on-course entertainments and rides are complimentary, as is admission, for children 17 years and under. Seven races will be run on each of the three days with the first race on Friday at 5pm, finishing at 8pm, and at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday with final races on those days at 5.30pm. One of the highlights on Saturday will be the Group 2 Celebration Mile. Admission prices to the racecourse for adults start at £12 and can be bought in advance from the website at: goodwood. com THe course will be in action again for midweek racing on September 3 and 25 then the final event of the season, Harvest, Hops and Horseracing, will include seasonal food and entertainment on October 13.
LITTLEHAMPTON Harbour once again plays host to an annual event celebrating all things nautical. THe aim is to showcase as many of the different activities that take place on the River Arun as possible in one day. Including dinghy sailing, yachts, powerboats, paddleboarding, angling, RNLI Lifeboats, jetskis, flyboards and hovercrafts to name a few.
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Racing at the World’s Most Beautiful Racecourse
of delight Sunday 9 October at outdoor goodwood.com museum Website: www. goodwood.com
Legend Bobby Davro heads summer variety show
CELEBRATING every mode of transport from four legged friends to the invention of the combustion engine, this two-day summer hit will be packed with horse displays, an army
Live at the Regis Alexandra Theatre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1BL August 21 – 25, 7.30pm Weds – Sat, 2.30pm Weds, Sat and Sun Tickets: alexandratheatre.co.uk AFTER the huge success last year with Joe Pasquale, Live at the Regis will return to the Regis Centre next week with the legendary entertainer Bobby Davro headlining. Bobby appeared on a variety of television shows, mostly with ITV, throughout the 1980s and 1990s. His popularity was at its highest during the mid-1980s with his own Saturday night ITV shows, Bobby Davro on the Box, Bobby Davro's TV Annual and Bobby Davro's TV Weekly. He also made appearances on the popular comedy impressions sketch show Copy Cats and later was in BBC's Public Enemy Number One and in Eastenders in 2006-7, as well as making many live appearances as a singer, actor and comedian. Versatility is key to Bobby's longevity as a high-profile entertainer. Be it in television, pantomime, festivals or musicals, he is one of the most versatile and experienced celebrity comedians. Laughs will be guaranteed. He will be supported by ventriloquist Max Fulham and vocalists Riley Clark and Kate
Saddles & Steam Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton Saturday & Sunday, August 17 & 18, 10.30am-5pm Tickets: wealddown.co.uk
Richards. With comedy, stunning vocals and breath-taking dance numbers, this year’s show is certain to be a highlight of the summer season. Max is back by popular demand after the success of 2018's variety performance while others in the vivacious line-up with the singers are compere Vicky Edwards, who proved popular in the Alexandra THeatre's pantomime, Bognor Regis trio THe Bersted Boys, a troupe of professional dancers plus live music from THe Andy Beaumont Band. In a show which harks back to the glory days of summer shows at the seaside, this top class variety performance will showcase the best in professional and local talent. Tickets are £19.50, £17.50 for concessions, £16 for friends of the Regis Centre. A Sunday Saver offers four tickets for £64 and all tickets at the Wednesday matinee are £14.
Several exciting visiting and resident vessels will also be open for tours on Town Quay during this free event. A wide range of stalls will be on land covering angling, arts and crafts, snacks and souvenirs. Charity groups and businesses will include THe Angling Trust, Avanti Training Solutions, Arun Divers, Inflatable Boat Fishing, Jo Jo’s Candy Cabin, LISA / Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme, Littlehampton Bonfire Society, Littlehampton District Lions, Peggy’s Pantry Retro
of steam engines, wartime vehicles and classic cars to name just a few. THis popular event will include lots of family fun around the extensive site with miniature steam engines, model boats and a crammed full arena display. THe museum’s waterside café will be open, plus food and drink stalls in the event’s Food Village. THere are lots of picnic areas too and dogs on leads are welcome. Regular museum admission prices apply but include entry to all the historic reconstructed buildings as well as show attractions. Next week will see further entertainment in the museum's summer season with three nights of outdoor cinema showing popular films. Tuesday, August 20, has Mamma Mia 2, the sequel to the popular film based around songs by Abba, 2008's Mamma
Sweets, Presence Decor, RNLI, Shoreline Design, Steve Batten Fly Fishing Coach, THe Tilers Daughter, TJ Boardhire, THe Marine Conservation Society. THere will be a crabbing competition for children and both the Coastguard tower and lifeboat station will be open to visitors. To add to the entertainment, a Sea Cadets band and the Secret Shore Singers will perform at the harbour office and walkway. For further details, visit the website at: littlehampton.org.uk
Mia, is a feel-good summer film set on a Grecian island. Another sequel but from earlier decades is Mary Poppins Returns which follows up the adventures of the original children who have become adults and again need help from the magical nanny. THis is on Wednesday, August 21. THe foot-stomping celebration of the music of Queen and their lead singer Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody, will be shown on THursday, August 22. All the films start at 8pm and audiences are advised to dress suitably for the weather and bring rugs or low seating. Picnics can be brought in, although the Waterside cafe will be open. Tickets must be booked in advance at the museum's shop or through its website at: wealddown.co.uk
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Arun Business Partnership Tel:01903 737845 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org www.arunbusinesspartnership.co.uk ARUN Business Partnership has more than 2,000 member companies which generate business and employment in and around Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Arundel and the wider Arun area. Formed in 1997 by Arun District Council, the already thriving Bognor Regis and Littlehampton Business Partnerships were brought together in 2006 to create a bigger, stronger group covering the wider Arun area. Its aim has always been to bring local businesses together to generate income for the local economy. THrough regular meetings, newsletters and the prestigious Arun Business of the Year Awards, local businesses are encouraged to do business with each other. ABP meetings are free to attend and are always well supported. Hosted at various venues across the Arun area, meetings start at 5.30pm and last two hours, although often members carry on socialising well into the evening. Business breakfast networking groups have been established in Bognor Regis and Littlehampton to increase networking opportunities for local
businesses. THe Bognor Regis group meets every THursday at 7am at Mustards Bar and Restaurant, 8-10 York Road and the Littlehampton members are at THe Boathouse in the marina, Ferry Road, Littlehampton, every Wednesday at 7.30am. THe groups, supported by the Arun Business Partnership and Arun District Council, meet weekly and help keep vital funds in the local economy by doing business with other local businesses. Only one business per ‘trade’ is represented on each group, meaning there is no competition between members. Unlike other network groups, there is no pressure
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to provide leads – this happens naturally as you get to know other local businesses and the great products and services they offer. To find out if your business sector is represented and hear about the benefits of joining, contact email@example.com. Members of ABP receive monthly newsletters promoting financial support and grants, introductions to new members and local business and employment opportunities. Every year, the organisation celebrates the very best businesses which operate across Arun District through the prestigious Arun Business of the Year Awards, which have been
taking place since 1997, and the number of entries increases every year. With a total of 16 categories for businesses of all sizes and industries, winning an award is a great marketing tool and source of pride for the winning companies. Each award is sponsored by a local company and the awards ceremony is a great opportunity to network and make fantastic business contacts. THis year's award nominations close on October 18. For more information, visit the website at: www. arunbusinesspartnership.co.uk
Profit through partnership JOIN TODAY Join the Partnership and come along to our next ABP meeting to see how we work and how your business could benefit. Contact Miriam Nicholls at Arun District Council by emailing Miriam. firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01903 737845.
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Are you social? By Debbie Ford The Chichester Social www.thechichestersocial.com OVER the past couple of months I’ve written about the importance of, and the value to be gained from collaborating and networking, whilst these both typically suggest more face-to-face, offline, activities they’re not exclusively so. Of course what I’m not so subtly alluding to here are the vast opportunities to be had for your business via social media. Do not underestimate it on a local level particularly. If your immediate response is an eye roll or to retreat in fear, then let me share with you a couple of recent examples of how effective it can be. You may (or may not!) know that I'm the chair of the board of trustees for Chichester Cinema at New Park, based at New Park Centre for Community and Arts. THis is Chichester’s only independent cinema and this year it is celebrating its 40th anniversary
- yes, FORTY YEARS! Every August they have a 21 day international film festival – and we are rapidly heading into week two – to kick off the film festival we run 3 open air screenings in Priory Park. Over 2,600 people attended the screenings over the first weekend in August, two of the 3 events sold out (Bohemian Rhapsody & THe Lion King). We achieved this without spending a penny on online advertising, but by using the Event tools in Facebook. THe Event post for Bohemian Rhapsody alone was “seen” by over 51K Facebook accounts and achieved over 2K responses. What they mean by “responses” are people indicating that they were interested or going; commenting/tagging friends/ family to join them; or clicking on the link to find out more or buy tickets. A second example of how collaborating and planning ahead can make the difference when using social media is the “Wish You Were Here” event at Pallant House Gallery run by the Design Collective Chichester that I mentioned last month. THe Design Collective team, who are all volunteers, created imagery that each of the 54 design contributors could share across their social media channels and some content guidance providing a synopsis of the event and desired hashtags to be included. THe reach isn’t easy to measure from a stats point of view as there was so much posting and sharing going on from both personal and business accounts across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram, however, the success of the event was proof enough. THey expected approximately 200 people to attend the event last THursday evening, they actually had well over 400 come out to support them on what was a pretty wet August evening. THe social media sharing continued throughout the evening from both designers involved and the event visitors, which no doubt prompted more to pop down. Again, no budget spent on online advertising. Consistent and co-ordinated social media messaging delivered
the goods. Not having business accounts set up can genuinely cost you business to your competitors. People are constantly looking for recommendations from their social media channels, so don’t miss out on your existing fans having the opportunity to link directly to your business channels. One of the key benefits of being active on social media for your business is the opportunity to build relationships with, and retain, customers. In a recent survey carried out by Sprout Social, they found that over 60% of people were more likely to buy from a business or brand they were following on social media. Here are three content tips to get started: 1) Show, don’t just tell - a vivid video or image taps into our emotions and does a far better job than words alone 2) Share your story - never
underestimate the power of storytelling to connect and engage 3) Encourage engagement - use the tools available by creating events or polls etc. Ask questions and learn more about your ideal customer If you need help getting started or finessing your channels and messaging, I run monthly 2.5hr workshops at Rume2 aimed at businesses just like you. I can also recommend local businesses, Method Communications and Kitch Media, both of which offer a variety of marketing services that will help your business fly on social media. THere is just enough space to mention a great local event on 22nd August, Chichester Summer Street Party is coming to East Street 4-8pm. Do pop in and support all of our local businesses, chain or independent, our high street needs you more than ever.
Arun Business of the Year Awards 2019 What are the Award categories?
SAY THANKS FOR GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE We all like to be treated well when we’re spending money. As a customer, we want to feel valued and appreciated.
What local businesses make you feel great about being a customer? It’s time to show your appreciation and give your favourite local business a boost by voting for them in the Arun Business of the Year Awards. The Customer Care award, sponsored by Bay Tree Estates, is your way of saying “Thank you” to any local business which goes above and beyond to give you great service and an enjoyable shopping experience. Last year’s winners were Barnham Opticians, who really impressed the judges with how they care for and treat their customers. We’re looking to recognise independent local retailers, businesses and service providers and give their business a boost by winning one of our prestigious awards and a trophy to display for all to see. There are lots of categories to choose from and entering the awards is simple. Visit www.arunbusinesspartnership.co.uk and nominate your favourite business online or print off and complete the nomination form.
Entry is FREE and finalists will be invited to attend the awards Ceremony on Thursday 15 November at Butlin’s in Bognor Regis.
The winners will be announced at a glittering Awards Ceremony in November and you have until Friday 18th October to nominate.
Can you believe the Arun Business of the Year Awards have been running for 22 years?
Calling all businesses – nominate yourself! If you are a local business with a business address in the Arun District, you can nominate yourself in any of the 16 categories.
Awards have been running for 22 years
The Awards have gone from strength to strength and last year, we received the highest ever number of nominations – demonstrating the number of quality businesses who operate in Arun District.
Arun Business Partnership – Profiting through Partnership The Awards are supported by Arun District Council and
organised by Arun Business Partnership (ABP). The Partnership works for the interests of businesses across Arun District and networking meetings regularly attract over 70 businesses.
Key Sponsors of the Business of the Year Awards The Bognor Regis Post is one of the key sponsors of this year’s awards, along with Rolls Royce Motor Cars and Arun District Council. Each award is sponsored by a local business and the categories are listed to the right. You can nominate a business in as many categories as you wish and local companies are encouraged to nominate themselves.
) Small Business of the Year (up to 5 employees) sponsored by Business Networking Bognor Regis ) Small Business of the Year (6 to 10 employees) sponsored by Clear Computing ) Business of the Year (over 10 employees) sponsored by The Aldingbourne Trust ) New Business of the Year sponsored by Hilton Avisford Park Hotel ) Place to Eat or Drink Award sponsored by Gusto Wines ) Business in the Community Award sponsored by Parker Kittiwake Developments ) Business Marketing and Promotion Award sponsored by Brandabble ) Independent Retailer of the Year sponsored by Littlehampton Traders Partnership ) Charity or CIC of the Year sponsored by The Bognor Regis Post ) Customer Care Award sponsored by Bay Tree Estates ) The Robert Warham Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by The Beachcroft Hotel ) Training and Development Award sponsored by L. Guess Jewellers ) Website of the Year Award sponsored by Bognor Regis Chamber of Commerce ) Sussex by the Sea Tourism Award sponsored by Woods Travel ) Employee of the Year Award sponsored by The Littlehampton Academy ) Employer of the Year Award sponsored by The HR Dept. ) Business Person of the Year sponsored by Regis Removals The Overall Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Rolls Royce Motor Cars will be chosen by the judges. Companies nominated in all categories are automatically entered.
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Join the networking revolution - and lock out the competition The Business Interchange email@example.com www.thebusinessinterchange.co.uk BOGNOR Regis THe Business Interchange (TBI) is a vibrant local networking group which hosts fortnightly meetings at the Beachcroft Hotel in Felpham. Meetings have a relaxed informal atmosphere and the organisation comprises a vibrant group of companies and individuals keen to pass business referrals with the guaranteed knowledge that they will be acted upon in an enthusiastic and professional manner. THere is a rich mix of businesses from different sectors and business-to-business (B2B0 interaction is actively facilitated, enabling members to develop new connections, raise their local profile and,
importantly, gain valuable new business. THere's no pressure to publicly give referrals, just a willingness to pass business around the room. Bognor Regis TBI is operated on a 'lock out' basis, with only one company or individual from each business sector, and the membership costs are set at an affordable level for all businesses. THe Business Interchange was established in October 2002 and has gained the reputation of being a leading networking group dedicated to the promotion and development of business within Bognor Regis and the local surrounding areas. It has recently seen a change in leadership dedicated to making Bognor Regis TBI the leading local networking group. Not only does the TBI encourage B2B development, it is well regarded as a respected voice when issues that affect the local business community are discussed.
THe breakfast meetings start at 7am and finish promptly at 8.30am. THere are plenty of chances to network, present your business in 1 or 10 minute slots and enjoy a quality breakfast. THe Bognor Regis TBI is not a commercial enterprise and has set its sights on helping local businesses to increase profits through networking. It is run by a committee of members who vet all applications. Representatives of businesses can attend a meeting as guests on two occasions after which they are asked to join. See the contacts page on the website and inform organisers of an intention to attend, the date of the next meeting will be confirmed and officers will look forward to welcoming you along. All trades are welcome so come on board and join the networking revolution. Don’t delay - Join today and lock out your competition!
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where they are on their sustainability journeys. Utilise Plus will run until the end of September 2019 so now is the time to book your Energy Saving Review. THese usually cost up to £1,000 but we can offer them completely free of charge thanks to European funding. You’ll receive your own unique ‘Energy Report’ which will make clear recommendations on how you could be saving energy – and money! – plus plenty of follow-up support if required. Total Laundry, based in Chichester, had an Energy Saving Review in June 2019. THeir Managing Director, Sarah Lancaster, said it was “efficient and unobtrusive” and added that “the report came back with realistic actions that were easy to rectify, as well as pointing out longer term areas for improvement.” Apply for an Energy Saving Review today if you: Pay your own energy bills Employ fewer than 250 people Care about the environment Want to save money Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Utilise Plus has already supported hundreds of organisations and so far we’ve saved over 750 tonnes of carbon emissions each year. THat’s equivalent to taking 160 cars off the road for a whole year! What’s more, participants have cut their energy bills by 27% on average. So make the most of this funding while it lasts – use it or lose it! Get in touch with the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC and see how an Energy Saving Review can benefit your organisation. Saving energy is not only good for your cash flow but also good for the environment – win-win! Just make sure you act fast while this free support is still available! Visit: www.sustainablebusiness.org.uk Call: 01273 964239 Email: email@example.com Tweet: @SustBusNetwork
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Co-working space vs coffee shop vs home How to choose between them Rume2 Sussex House, Crane Street, Chichester PO19 1LJ Tel: 07467 438900 www.rume2.co.uk AS the number of entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers and micro businesses rises globally, so do the choices of where they work. Traditionally, home or coffee shops have been the domain of those without a set office, but with rapid growth of the coworking sector the choice has never been better for those who choose not to commute. You may be one of the growing army of workers with no office ties and you may be wondering what working environment is right for you. As we are super helpful at Rume2 we thought we would put together a brief guide of the pros and cons for each to help you make your own informed choice. Let’s organise things by the most important factors in a workplace • Comfort • Facilities • Refreshments • Community • Cost
Environment is absolutely key to getting work done. Warmth, comfort and limited distractions are essential. Let’s see how each workplace compares. Home: THis is no doubt the easiest place to control warmth and comfort. You can sit in your favourite chair, put music you like on (or sit in silence if you prefer) but how about the distraction factor? THe fridge is calling, you have a box set you haven’t finished on Netflix and the washing needs doing. It isn’t always easy to zone out at home and get into work mode. Coffee Shop: THe walk to a coffee shop can get you into a different mind set ready to work. However, you can’t always guarantee the environment in a coffee shop. Will you find a good seat? Will there be noisy children nearby and is the music playing to your taste? Finding a good local coffee shop where you enjoy the surroundings can work well if you are happy to sit anywhere. Coworking Space: Although you can’t choose the furniture, décor or music in
a coworking space, often they have been designed with comfort and productivity in mind. THe music will be carefully selected to blend into the background, the furniture will have been built or purchased for long-term comfort andthe temperature will be carefully controlled. If you are picky about where you sit, you can also book your own desk.
Fast internet, printing, security. THese are all essentials for most business people. Home: When working from home you will need to purchase and manage your own facilities. THis can be rather expensive if you don’t work for a company that will provide those items for you. In addition, home internet connections can be patchy. Coffee Shop: THis is the option with the least facilities on tap. No printer, the internet connection could be patchy and it is likely to be an unsecured network. THis puts your laptop at risk of data breach with many people reporting password theft and being hacked while working on an unsecured network. Coworking Space: A coworking space is a professional space and therefore is likely to have the best facilities. Any space worth its salt will have superfast wifi within your membership fee and many will have access to a printer, too. Most importantly, any internet connection will be completely secure andprivate with no ability to see anyone else’s connection.
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Community and sense of belonging is important to many people. THere are some who just love to work alone but the majority of humans desire interaction with other humans at some point. Not just for company but also to learn from, bounce ideas around with or make useful connections. Home: Working by yourself from home will give you the least sense of community. Unless you have others in your house who are also at home during the day, working from home can be pretty lonely. Even with modern technology giving access to video conferencing, there is no substitute for face to face interaction. Coffee Shop: As there are many people who work from coffee shops you may find a sense of community if you visit the same one regularly and see the same faces. THe opportunity and reason to interact and make connections is limited, however, unless you can sit together or are brave enough to approach a stranger. Coworking Space: Each coworking space has its own vibe and therefore a tribe of workers who co-exist there. THis is where using a coworking space can really come into its own. Working alongside others who are all there to work, collaborate, learn from each other can have a huge impact on your working day and the success of your business. Many good coworking spaces will give plenty of opportunity to meet other coworkers and
share experience and knowledge through, workshops, networking and social events.
Let’s not pretend cost isn’t important. How do the different spaces compare in outlay? Home: THis is likely to be the cheapest option as you do pay to live at home already! However, don’t forget any extras you might have to pay to set up and run a suitable home office. Not to mention heating your house in the winter months. Coffee Shop: Depending on how much coffee you drink this option could become expensive. To sit in a coffee shop all day without feeling guilty for taking up space you should be purchasing a minimum of three drinks and probably some lunch as well. Doing that a few times a week can certainly rack up the spend. Coworking Space: Although from the outside this looks like the most costly option, if you are going to be using a space regularly this could well be the most cost effective for the facilities on offer. A monthly plan can often give you access to a space for as little as £10 a day. When you throw in the refreshments, internet and printing that’s pretty good value for money. So lots of options to consider and no one size fits all. It really depends on the type of person you are, the work that you do and what you want to achieve in your working day. We are obviously biased at Rume2 as we think a coworking space wins hands down when looking at the wider picture of motivation, potential growth, collaboration and overall individual happiness, but we encourage you all to try all three and decide for yourself.
THis factor should probably have come first as it includes coffee! All workers need refreshments throughout the day! Home: Without a doubt, home will give you the largest access to refreshments of your choosing, but is that always a good thing? How loudly does the fridge call to you when you are working from home? It takes no small amount of willpower to ignore its cries. Coffee Shop: Good coffee goes without saying at a coffee shop, else it’s not a very good coffee shop! Add to that the selection of other beverages and snacks/treats it’s probably a strong player for this factor. One point to note of course is that you will have to pay for anything you consume and often you will have to purchase more than one item to avoid the guilt of using the space for a longer amount of time. Coworking Space: A good coworking space
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from a wasp? Apart from the fact that it hurts, a lot, there are some natural home remedies that can be a massive help. • Baking soda has a multitude of uses — from baking bread to clearing drains. Otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate, baking soda may also provide relief from insect bites and stings. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with just enough water to create a paste. Apply it to the area and let it sit for ten minutes before washing it away. • THe fragrant basil plant contains a chemical compound called eugenol, which could relieve itchy and painful inflamed skin. Chop some fresh basil leaves up until very fine and rub them on to your skin. • Apple cider vinegar can help reduce stinging and burning sensations. Simply dab straight onto the sting area to feel relief. It can also act as a natural disinfectant if you’ve been scratching too much and the area is red and inflamed. • Onions - Not only can they bring tears to your eyes, they can bring relief to your sting. THe onion’s juices, which leak out from the freshly cut bulb, can reduce the sting and irritation. Onions also have a natural antifungal property that can reduce your risk for an infection. Simply cut a slice from an onion and apply it directly to the bite for several minutes. Rinse and wash the area well after you remove the onion. • Lemon balm contains tannin and polyphenols which act as a natural astringent. Together, these natural compounds ease inflammation, speed up healing, and reduce the risk of an infection. For any help with natural remedies and/or health issues please visit: denisekelly.co.uk to see all the things we do to get your body and health into peak condition, so you can live your best life, always!
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A DISPLAY of all things shiny will be put on at next week’s Victorious festival in Southsea Lucy Toone, 20, started the business TOMM Jewellery in response to being completely inundated with requests. THe Bognor Regis business woman, pictured below, said: “I started making jewellery when I was 10 years old, it just came naturally to me. I’ve always really enjoyed creating things and selling them for a bit of pocket money. “I used to get told off for selling them at school because it was against the rules – but it didn’t deter me. "As time went by, more and more people started to ask me to create something unique for them. It just snowballed.” When setting up her business WEEKLY cycling sessions are helping Bognor Regis residents to keep on the right road for a healthy life. THe two-wheeled activities have been heralded as a success in cutting the cyclists' risk of heart disease. Spending time in the saddle is one of the ways in which a £9,000 grant from national charity Heart Research UK to Obesity UK is ensuring the participants are moving more. So far, 30 adults have taken part with the Obesity UK Bognor Regis Healthy Hearts group. Some are pictured above. Weekly cooking sessions held as part of the same project have been attended by eight individuals and 50 have been to mindset workshops. THese address the social and emotional barriers people living with obesity often face. Obesity UK cycling leader Clair Goddard said: "Some of the group are 22 stone, 26 stone, and yet they've got out, got on a bike and really given it a go. "THey've overcome their fears, grown in confidence and, if there's any stigma attached to it, it doesn't bother them anyone, whereas a year ago it would have done. Quite a few have gone on and bought their own bikes and borrowed bikes. "THey would never have thought they could cycle six miles or eight miles, and yet they've gone on and ridden 30 miles, which is absolutely incredible. "It really is changing people's lives, not just now, but this is something they can do week after week and daily - and they can now look forward to a healthier, happier future." THe group has also been funded by a Subway Healthy Heart Grant. THree more healthy cooking courses are planned for September and October, along with bike maintenance and follow-up workshops, to put the group well on track to see real health benefits in their lives. Paul Sharp, 55, has completed the cycling, cooking and mindset workshops. He said: "When I started cycling, I hadn't ridden a bike since I was 16. "I've come off a couple of times, but you just pick yourself up, have another go and keep going. THat's the joy of it." Heart Research UK chief executive Kate Bratt-Farrar said: "It's fantastic to work in partnership with a charity that promotes support, not stigma. "It's a great example of what our healthy hearts grant are for empowering communities and individuals to improve their heart health in enjoyable and sustainable ways."
A HOMELESSNESS charity in Bognor Regis is facing major funding cuts in an attempt by the county council to save money. Stonepillow will receive £162,125 in October, a reduction of more than £20,000. THis comes despite multiple warnings from charities that the cuts will lead to deaths among rough sleepers. THe chief executive of Stonepillow, Hilary Bartle, said the money was a major contribution to the charity’s needs, but added: “Nevertheless, the stability of funding from [the council] is essential. Without a clear contract length being known, it is hard to say how stable
in 2018, Lucy ensured that she never lost sight of the ethos of designing pieces that reflect the “bold, gorgeous personalities that make every girl feel pretty!” She said: “I was designing bracelets for myself and people told me how much they loved them. I found I was making more and more of them and, at the same time, perfecting the process. “It made perfect sense to set up the business and it’s been an amazing journey so far. I have come to realise that I’ve found my passion. "I’m so excited to keep pushing myself further. “I very much feel that TOMM Jewellery is for everyone. “I love creating unique, oneoff pieces with classic designs that my customers love too!"
services will be after April 2020." West Sussex charities decided to team up to form a coalition service. THey work to ensure the council understands the implications for vulnerable people in the county. THe group want to ensure that the ‘precarious safety net’ they offer is not weakened any further. Mrs Bartle said: “Discussions will continue to take place to mitigate these cuts and negotiate contracts going forwards.” She also thanked members of the community and local politicians who have rallied around to offer support. A county council spokesman confirmed the initial contracts would be for three years.
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AN INCLUSIVE festival took place last month providing hours of rock music to people with disabilities. Apulstock originally started at the Apuldram centre, near Chichester, in 2011 and since then has evolved, getting more popular, both for visitors and performers. THis year almost 500 people gathered at Murrell's Field in Barnham for the day of entertainment. Alex Fryer, the organiser, said: “THe event is about music and community. It's about people coming together once a year, breaking down barriers for people with disabilities and their families. “People can come to the festival for a bit of fun, and come away with a much better understanding.” During his time as a support worker Alex often took people out to gigs. “Some members of the public would be understanding, others would ignore us, some would even take the mick.” “I wanted to give people the chance to go to a festival without the issues that often come with it, such as the huge crowds.” For Alex a big focus for the festival is accessibility. “It’s important that we keep to our ethos. We want to stay relatively small so that we can accommodate for everyone. Next year Apulstock may be extended to cover Friday evening and all day Saturday. Alex is also hoping to include a silent disco.
CROWDS were impressed as an exhibition showed off the true spirit of nature at Waltham House Studios in Town Cross Avenue. Images, paintings and crafts were all put on display in Bognor Regis, with all the artwork being inspired by the Green man. Chas Alexander, the artist known as CK, pictured below, unveiled his pieces in a successful preview evening last Friday. THe exhibition ended on Wednesday. His wife, Annabell Alexander, said: “His love of nature and care for the environment is reflected in this exhibition. It includes mainly paintings and crafts of the Green man, but also a touch of goddess, myth and magic images. “THe Green man is the spirit of nature, so the exhibition also includes a section on Extinction Rebellion and the crisis of the planet, all part of the same theme.” All profits from the paintings went to THe Goddess Foundation, a voluntary organisation that focuses on female empowerment through spirituality and connection with nature. “CK has been painting since childhood,” Annabell said, “but his love of the Green man came after spending many years with indigenous people around the world. Of course he was also inspired by all his time in the awesome West Sussex countryside.”
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By Sylvia Endacott
Bognor's most loved buildings and their history Looking back at the the unknown past and architecture of some of Bognor Regis' most iconic buildings CONTINUING on from last week's Georgian and Regency styles, I thought I would review some of the other buildings in Bognor Regis from that era. Again within the university buildings, there is yet another building from that time, St Michael’s. THis was part of a crescent, a style envied by Sir Richard Hotham and often found in places like Bath and Brighton. However it was very unusual in a place like Bognor which was, according to one writer at the time of his arrival, ‘a smugglers’ haunt’. St Michael’s itself has been altered a number of times over the years. Some changes were made during the Regency era, others in Victorian times when the building was converted for use as a school. When the Earl of Arran lived there, he covered the grounds with beautiful flowers and fruit trees. He and his wife in the 1830s were known as ‘Lord and Lady Bountiful.’ THe list of trees and shrubs was exhaustive and earned them the title of ‘the most unique garden in England.’ THere were graperies, pineries and melon pits, all of which enabled them to produce luscious desserts for their royal house guests. Today the wall for growing peaches still
remains. It was known as the Whirly Wall, in the shape of the letter ‘S’. Eventually they sold the house to the Duke of Richmond, who sold it on again to Canon Woodford in the 1850s . THis is when it became known as Saint Michaels, a small boarding school for girls, associated with Lancing College. In Victorian times the 18 young ladies who attended the school had to provide their own silver fork and spoon, plus six napkins. A small school there provided elementary education. In return for doing the housework and for good conduct, girls were provided with a holiday. When they left, these girls would then receive a ‘suitable wardrobe.’ Eventually during the Second World War the school was closed and transferred to Burton Park, near Duncton. During the war Canadians were billeted to the building. Today it is part of the larger Chichester University complex. Along High Street, between Lyon Street and Den Avenue, there are a number of small homes that at first glance don't seem that special. However they were constructed even before Sir Richard Hotham arrived in Bognor Regis to embark on his building programme.
Frederick Dadswell named Valhalla randomly by sticking a pin into a book on mythology. The word Valhalla refers to an enormous hall in Asgard.
f Sketch of Valhalla, still owned by the family of Frederick Dadswell
f St Michaels, once a boarding school for girls
f Part of student accommodation at the university in Bognor Regis
When they were originally constructed, South View and Ross House would have been on the side of a small lane from South Bersted. An extra floor was added, and the bay windows installed, at some point in the 18th century. At the back there was a farmyard and outbuildings. In the late 1950s, after being empty for a time, there were rumours that a developer might demolish and rebuild, but this did not occur. In fact the outside was retained while the inside was updated. In the 1970s I had friends living there, one at the rear in a flat over the original cow shed. THey were originally constructed with ‘Bognor Rocks,’ the local building material used in many buildings. In the 1830s these buildings were used as a boarding school and later rooms were let out to holiday makers. Across the town, near the sea, was a 2 ¾ acre field. On this area a number of houses were built, each with views of the sea. THis became known as Waterloo Square and was protected by a covenant to provide an uninterrupted view. It was in the square that a number of buildings took shape, again using the Bognor Rocks, like so many others. We can still see some of the balconies that were constructed in a way fashionable at the time. It is interesting to read how influences from abroad crept into new constructions here in Bognor. In High Street, at the junction with Lyon Street, is a pair of very impressive buildings.
THey are known as Valhalla and Manora. When they were constructed in 182025 they were considered to be excellent examples of what was being built in select seaside towns of the time. As more and more people were spending holidays by the seaside, various buildings were being constructed for the use of holiday makers. Next door, in Russell Place, the buildings were still being advertised in the 1870s town guidebooks as holiday accommodation. Valhalla was bought in 1863 by a London trader, Frederick Dadswell. He used to enjoy coming to Bognor on holiday, before eventually settling here. His daughter married a local man and the family still occupy the premises. It was actually Frederick who named the house Valhalla, by sticking a pin into a book on mythology. Looking at the histories of these buildings I wonder how future residents and historians will view the constructions of today. How do buildings get named? Is it still a pin into a book, or is it due to a historical event or person? In future will we know who lived in today's homes? Are there records kept of the names and occupations of owners and residences? Will there be interesting stories of the occupiers of a certain house, or terrace? Will people look back at our style of buildings with interest or just wonderment at their construction? On the seafront there is a block of flats, which have arches on the exterior. When I asked why, I was told it was to represent the bows used by Sir Richard Hotham on his archery grounds.
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City ready for league opener CHICHESTER City boss Miles Rutherford believes his side are fit and raring to go for the club's first match in the Isthmian League. THe Oaklands Park side head to the Kent cost tomorrow to play Ramsgate in the BetVictor South East (3pm). It will be Chi's debut match at step four in the non-league pyramid and dozens of supporters are set to make the 250-mile round trip to cheer on their side. City prepared for the match in style, wrapping up a 3-1 victory against Southern East Counties Premier side Erith Town in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup last weekend. A brace from Callum Overton and a late strike from fellow new boy Jamie Horncastle sealed a
safe passage for the Lillywhites - the first time in four years they have progressed beyond the first stage of the competition. Rutherford said: "I was very pleased with the way we played and I was just as pleased that we finally came through an FA Cup game as the winners, as this was playing on my mind after three exits in three years in the extra prelim round. "We have a very strong squad which I am delighted with and we are now focusing on the start of our league campaign." Next up in the competition for Chichester are Charlton-based Bridon Ropes in a fortnight's time. Before then, though, is that much-anticipated trip to Ramsgate before a home fixture against Whyteleafe on Tuesday (7:45pm).
Chi Ladies set to start season CHICHESTER City Ladies boss Sadie Blakely just can't wait to get started as she prepares for her first competitive match in charge of the Green and White Army. THe Oaklands Park side surpassed all expectations last season, finishing a recordbreaking third in the FA Women's National Southern Premier and lifting the Sussex County Cup. But the departure of manager Aaron Smith and long-serving stalwart Matt Wright has meant it has been an off-season of rebuilding for everyone involved in the club. THe appoitment of Blakely was just one of a number of moves which has seen the emphasis shift on bringing through younger players from youth and development squads. But that has coincided with a number of last season's squad moving on. THose who departed includedg Lauren Cheshire, Tammy Waine and Molly Clark.
Chi get their season underway on Sunday when they welcome MK Dons to Oaklands Park (2pm). THey rounded off their preparations with a 4-2 win over AFC Basildon last weekend. After the last pre-seaon match, Blakely wrote on social media: "Great 6/7 weeks with these girls for pre-season. Every game we are growing and building as a team, squad and club. So pleased to finish off our last pre-season game." One of those younger players looking to break through into the first team will be Gemma White, who was recently called up into the Wales under-19s training camp. White said: "Training at Chi has given me more confidence in my ability and has helped me to recognise how to get to the next level in order to compete at the high level of the team this season."
f Chi Ladies play MK Dons on Sunday
Ramsgate (A) Tomorrow (Saturday, August 17), at 3pm
Blues out to banish cup loss
SELSEY make their home bow this season looking to bounce back from the disappointment of an early FA Cup exit. Daren Pearce's side welcome Storrington to the Bunn Leisure Stadium tomorrow (3pm) in SCFL Division One looking to following up an opening day 6-1 win at Roffey. Blues confidence took a small blow last weekend when they were defeated by Essex Senior League side Tower Hamlets 2-1 in the FA Cup extra preliminary round. After falling behind to the hosts in the first half, Selsey took inspiration from the skyscrapers at nearby Canary Wharf to soar to new heights in the second period. Callum Dowdell equalised for Pearce's side before a period of sustained pressure saw a number of efforts cleared off the line by the home side. Hamlets then went up the other end and scored the winner - leaving Selsey thinking about what could have been on the long trip back south. Fellow Division One side Sidlesham are also in action tomorrow, making the journey along the coast to play recently-relegated Shoreham (3pm).
Sids are yet to win this campaign, after an opening day defeat to Oakwood was followed by a 3-2 loss at Roffey in the first round of the Peter Bentley Cup last weekend. THeir opponents, who are very much in rebuilding mode, beat Combined Counties
Premier side Colliers Wood United in the FA Cup last weekend. In SCFL Division Two, Bosham make their season bow tomorrow with a trip to St Francis Rangers (3pm). THe Robins lost their last pre-season match to Arundel 6-1 last weekend.
f Selsey attack at Tower Hamlets
Paine: Pagham will start picking points up soon PAGHAM boss Bob Paine is confident the club will pick up after a difficult start to the season. THe new Lions manager is playing catch up on his peers after only taking the reigns at Nyetimber Lane a month before the start of the SCFL Premier. THat has showed in Paghamâ€™s first four games as the club have scored just once in four, with three defeats along the way. But, after showing glimpses in taking Southern East Counties Premier side Tunbridge Wells to a replay in the FA Cup, Paine believes his young squad will soon start showing delivering results. THey have a prime opportunity in the next few days with a game away to newly-promoted Steyning Town tomorrow (3pm) before a home clash with Hassocks on Tuesday (7.45pm). Paine said: â€œI think we always knew the first month or so would be a challenge given we were late into the job. â€œWe have had to rebuild the squad and had a tough start. â€œTHere have been passages in all the games when we have played good football.
â€œBut we have had a difficult start against two sides that will likely be in the top six at the end of the season and a good team in the FA Cup. â€œOverall, though, Iâ€™m pleased with where we are at and with Steyning and Hassocks ahead we will be looking to get something from those games.â€? Paine said he was looking to take the positives from two ties against Tunbridge Wells in the last week. THey took the lead in the away tie when George Cody slotted under the home keeper. THat chance was set up by Hayden Hunter, who signed during the week, and was making his debut a year after he had originally signed for the Lions but didnâ€™t play because of injuries. But a freak goal in the second half for Tunbridge Wells took the game to a replay, which Pagham lost 2-0 at home Paine said: â€œWe looked at the first two league games and knew they would be challenging and the cup game away was always going to be tough. â€œBut to get a draw shows what we are capable with if we keep on being persistent and moving in the right direction."
Sportinbrief î ? Athletics A PAIR of Chichester Runners well and truly went the extra mile after completing the mammoth 117 kilometre Chiltern Challenge. Matt Fewtrell and Paul Ford finished the gruelling event - which is the equivalent to 72 miles or nearly three marathons -in a brilliant time of 15 hours 51 minutes. After such an excursion, the club wished the pair well in their recovery. Six from the club also competed in the hilly Harting Trail 10 on Sunday 4th August that attracted 197 runners. James Baker won the race in a time of 57 minutes 41 seconds followed home by Rob Stapely (58th â€“ 1.21.12), Tony Cooley
(80th â€“ 1.25.24), Vicky Balandis (83rd â€“ 1.27.00), Gillian Brown (174th â€“ 1.53.54) and Wendy Whelan (192nd â€“ 2.05.11). THe Regent Park Summer 10k, which is part of a series of races, included Jo Prosser (96th and first V50 â€“ 49.33) and Jayne MacDonald (257th â€“ 61.16). Closer to home, a number of the club runners took part in the Goodwood Five Mile race on Wednesday. Hundreds of people signed up to the event which is designed to welcome people of all abilities. THe course took in much of the Goodwood Estate before finishing near the hotel with a barbecue and entertainment.
Sportinbrief î ? Darts ROYAL Oak's Ashley Clements hit two 180s in his side's narrow victory over Aldingbourne Mavericks in week 11 of the Bognor Summer Darts League, Here are the results in full: DIVISION ONE - Little Legends 1 Friary 'Z' 14; the Legends 8 Lamb Shankers 8; Newtown Amity 9 Hunston Hares 9; Hunston Hares 7 Newtown Amity 9. MAN OF THE MATCH - Gary Blackwood (Legends) 14 & 18 darts [31.31 av]; Andy Stubbs (Hunston Hares) 19 & 28 darts [21.32 av]; Micky Rowland (Friary 'Z') 20 & 25 darts [27.35 av]; Alex Norgett (Amity) 22 & 26 darts [20.88 av]. DIVISION TWO - Royal Oak 10 Aldingbourne Mavericks 8; Friary 'D' 8 Chi Snooker Club 7; Lamb Chops, Lamb Nomads, Newtown Clubbers bye. MOTM - Ashley Clements (Royal Oak) 25 & 32 darts [17.56 av]; Steve Jones (Friary 'D') 27 & 33 darts [16.70 av]. DIVISION THREE - Cabin 12 ASC 5; Richmond Rebels 9 Railway Sleepers 7; the Lamb 8 Richmond Resurrected 10. MOTM - Gary English (Cabin) 20 & 28 darts [20.88 av]; Mark H Todd (Sleepers) 21 & 24 darts [21.78 av]; Steve Perry (Lamb) 25 & 33 darts [16.94 av].
î ? Trampolining DRAGONFLYER Daniel Boon, pictured below, joined the long list of performers from the Bognor Regisbased trampolining club to gain a top five position at a national competition when he landed an amazing fourth at the NDP 2 National Finals in Nottingham. THe young competitor qualified for the competition against some of the best of his peers from around the country in seventh spot. But Boon defied the form book to produce two exceptional routines and just missed a medal. Boon will join his Dragonflyers team mates next year when he makes the giant leap into national league competition. Coach Linda O'Leary said: "Dragonflyers are a tiny gym and Club Mark trampoline club with an excellent safety record who enjoy tremendous success at not only regional but national and international level. "THe club is going from strength to strength. We are now offering recreational sessions and anyone interested in trampoline lessons can see the full details on our website." Dragonflyers hold sessions at THe Regis School for varying abilities throughout the week. For more details: www.dragonflyers-club.co.uk
Friday, August 16, 2019
Smashing time for all at finals day BOGNOR Lawn Tennis Club recently held their finals day competition for 2019, played under clear blue skies the tennis was of a high standard and all eight competition finals were keenly fought. After weeks of exciting matches, the best of each category faced each other for the clubâ€™s annual finals day Oli Callingham is no stranger to winning trophies at the annual and he continued his excellent run of lifting silverware by taking the men's singles title once again. His name will now be added to the club's honours board, which has the list of club champions stretching back more than 75 years. Oli then teamed up with his mum Tracey to lift the mixed doubles title to make it a day to the remember for the Callingham family. In the ladies singles, Louise West made up for coming runner up in the mixed doubles 12 months ago to sweep all before he to one side and take the title this time round. Arguably the best match of the day was the men's doubles final which went to Rick West and Cyril Penn. In the ladies doubles competition, Jean
Mugleston and Maree Loversidge were triumphant. THe other finals saw Gary Leadston win the over 50s title while the vets doubles winners were Jean Mugleston and Paul May. In the draw for partners, Malcolm Ridley and Rob Goody teamed up with good effect to lift this competitive crown. A special award for the most improved player within the club went to Sharon Porter. After the matches were finished everyone settled down to a lovely barbecue which was served up by a hard working group of club members. It rounded off another successful year for the club in Nyewood Lane which has roots extending back to the 1880s. After moving to its current site in 1912 the club has continued to proved good-quality facilities for anyone that wants to take up the game. THe addition of floodlights in 2016 means that youth and adult coaching sessions have been expanded. In total, there are now more than 100 members at the club who play across five hard courts.
f Doubles winners Rick West and Cyril Penn
Bognor on course for promotion spot
f Sean Heather scored 76 versus Brighton & Hove
Top three spot in Mid's sights MIDDLETON CC will look to keep their hold on a top three finish when they head to struggling Cuckfield tomorrow (11.30am). Sean Heather's side are just two points ahead of Preston Nomads in the race for third spot in the Sussex Premier Division. Hopes of Middleton closing the gap on the two sides above them were dashed last weekend when they lost a remarkable run-fest at home to second-place Brighton & Hove. THe visitors held their nerve to chase down 343 with five wickets and seven balls to spare. Middleton will want to put that agonising defeat behind them tomorrow when they head to a rejuvenated Cuckfield who have lost just once of their past four. THat run of form has been enough to put some breathing space between them and the drop zone. But sitting third from bottom they know that a loss to Middleton tomorrow could mean they end the weekend in the relegation places.
For Heather's side, they will want to take some of the positives from a fine batting performance against Brighton & Hove. THe foundations were laid by Harry Hovey who smashed 110 off 105 balls to dismantle a strong Brighton attack. Along with captain Heather (76), the pair put on a remarkable 195 before Hovey was caught off the bowling of Revathi Kumar Kanuri. THe onslaught was continued by the skipper and Mahesh Rawat, whose unbeaten 83 off 49 balls powered Middleton to a formidable looking score of 343. But Brighton & Hove were not to be deterred and their openers managed to outdo their opponents. Both Sussex CCC player Luke Wells (159) and young Bryce Hounsome (105) scored centuries in a 268-run opening stand. THat made the chase relatively easy for the middle order with even a late flurry of wickets not enough to prevent the visitors from reaching the score with seven balls to spare.
BOGNOR Regis CC remain on course for a promotion spot as they look to continue their fine run of form at Billingshurst tomorrow (12.30pm). Ryan Maskell's side are unbeaten in five matches, a string of results which has propelled them into the top two of Sussex Division Two. A place in the top tier of country cricket awaits the Regis Oval side next season - but only if they can continue the winning record into the final weeks of the season. With three matches to play, Bognor are just five points behind leaders Hastings & St Leonards and two above Haywards Heath in third. With only the top two going up, Maskell's side know they can afford no slip ups in the weeks ahead - starting tomorrow at fifthplaced Billingshurst. Bognor head north off the back of one of their best performances of the season against relegation-threatened Goring last weekend. After being put into bat, Maskell led from the front scoring a stunning 115 off just 93 balls as he put on 140 for the second wicket with Mickey Harris (73).
A half-century from Josh Seward (52) coming in at number four helped the home side to a score of 291 for five off 45 overs. In reply, Goring never really got going. Joe Ashmore took the plaudits with a five-wicket haul (5-12 off four overs) as the visitors were dismissed for just 87 to wrap up a 204-run victory. Fellow Division Two side Chichester Priory Park all but secured their spot in the league next season after thumping Billingshurst last weekend. Skipper Matthew Geffen produced an inspired bowling performance to finish with five wickets for nine runs off just 8.3 overs as the visitors scored just 64 all out. Chi knocked off the runs with seven wickets to spare, leaving them in sixth-spot ahead of a trip to Ditchling-based St James's Montefiore tomorrow (12.30pm).. In Division THree West, second-place Pagham's pursuit of the league crown suffered a blow when their match at West Chiltington & THakeham was postponed last weekend. Stuart Hanks' side welcome Ansty to Nyetimber Lane tomorrow (12.30pm), a side who are unbeaten in their past three matches.
f Bognor skipper Ryan Maskell on his way to a century against Goring
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Friday, August 16, 2019
Rocks need a break to get year on track
f Match action from Stortford | Pics: T McMillan
ROCKS coach Robbie Blake believes his side can cause even the best teams in the Isthmian Premier trouble this year - providing they cut out the mistakes. After two games of the new campaign Bognor have picked up just one point from six after a 3-1 loss at Bishop's Stortford was followed by a 1-1 home draw against Sussex rivals Horsham. With a tough trip to Wingate & Finchley to come tomorrow (3pm) before a Bank Holiday clash with Worthing, Rocks' promotion hopes could be dented before August is out. But Blake believes he has seen enough from the first couple of games to give him belief the side is heading in the right direction. Speaking after the Horsham draw in midweek, he said: "Sometimes football is about momentum and getting a break. "We played quite well at Bishop's Stortford. THey didn't string two passes together and we were three down due to mistakes. "We want to play football but by no means does that mean suicide football. We can't keep giving teams a leg up. He added: "THis team is a confidence team and if we do get a goal first then it will change the whole complexion of the game." Blake will want to see more of
the spirit and creativity shown by the Rocks in the second half against Horsham. After falling behind just before the break, Bognor came out firing and spurned a number of chances before debutant Tyrell Mitford scored an equaliser. Blake said: "I thought we were Harlem Globetrotters in the first half. We had 11 players who looked like they'd never done training together. "We told them at half time we wanted to see more passing and for us to move the ball as we can do. THankfully, they listened and we played with high intensity. "I felt they couldn't handle us at times. If we play like, that we're going to cause problems to other teams. On another day we could have won 5-1." One player who will available is Doug Tuck, who missed the Horsham game for personal commitments. Blake said: "He's very important to us and gives us composure and a split second of play. He opens little corridors of play and plays one twos round. We struggled against Horsham with that. "We have a tough game at Wingate to come, the pitch will be great and hopefully it will be a good footballing game and one where we can get our noses in front and see where we go."
Wingate & Finchley (A) Tomorrow (Saturday, August 17), at 3pm
Blake hails 'finisher' Mitford IT was something that the Bognor coaching team had seen glimpses of in training. But when a Rocks' new boy cut in off the left wing into a shooting position, few expected what would happen next. With the side trailing 1-0 to Sussex rivals and the minutes counting down, Tyrell Mitford launched a curling right-footed shot into the far corner of the Horsham goal, bringing Bognor level and ensuring the club registered its first point of the season. Few people in the ground knew much about the 22-year-old before he made his Nye Camp bow. But that bit of magic has meant that the former Queens Park Rangers and Winchester City forward has made a real impression on Rocks fans - with supporters hoping he can keep on firing for the club moving forward. Blake said: "It was nice for Tyrell to come on and take that goal as he did because it was a fantastic finish. We have seen it sporadically that he can finish and think he will be a good addition." Another player who impressed for the Rocks in midweek was 17-year-old central defender Ben Clark-Eden. After his calm composed performance against Horsham earned him the man of the match, Rocks confirmed the Brighton & Hove Albion player will join on loan until January. He follows in the footsteps of Lewis Dunk,
Joel Lynch and Gary Elphick in making the move along the south coast. Blake also confirmed that Petar Durin, the keeper on-loan from Portsmouth, will remain at Nyewood Lane - despite a shaky performance in the 3-1 loss at Bishop's Stortford last weekend. Blake said: "I feel sorry for him as a young
kid learning the trade, you know that if you make a mistake the buck stops with you. "We want him to be with us as a learning curve - that may see him left out and us giving him kick up that he needs. "We want to keep him here, on-side and keep the competition as no doubt he will come back stronger than he is now."
f Tyrell Mitford
NYECAMP NEWS by Liam Goodley
IT may be a new year but the beauty of non-league football is that you still see the same old faces on the coach to Rocks away games, THe mood on the way up to Bishop's Stortford was very much of optimism. THere was also lots of chat about the squad and if we have enough to reach the playoffs. Fans were generally in agreement that we have people in attacking places to score goals and create chances. THe question is what will happen at the back. THe injuries of Calvin who is out for the year; Chad, who is coming back; and Gary Charman, who is close to returning to training, have set us back. THe difficulty at the moment is you never know what sort of team we will put out and who would fill certain positions. My feeling is that we only need one or two signings to make to really go for it. A central midfielder and maybe another centre half is what we need and everywhere else we are pretty set. We had a bit of a surprise on the way up to Stortford meeting the Worthing players and fans at the services as they were off to Folkestone Invicta. Apparently their fans stuck a sticker on the back of the coach which was a bit derogatory about the Rocks and didn't go down well with the driver! I was hopeful we could get a draw at Stortford but, unfortunately, we didn't perform to the level we could. Two of the goals were clear mistakes which cost us which meant the third didn't matter. THe penalty which we were awarded and Dan Smith converted did look very soft. THat meant it was a different story on the way back on the coach with there being quite a bit of frustration with the goalkeeper Petar Durin.
He's young and clearly has a lot to learn while on loan from Portsmouth. But one of the goals was down to his pass out which went straight to one of their players. And, after a poor showing in pre-season at Gosport, he did look a little unsure at the back. THe other option we have is Charlie Searle, who played on Tuesday against Horsham. He has got good shot stopping abilities and, while not as tall, is composed when gathering crosses. While he does not match Dan Lincoln in terms of distribution, I think Charlie will be our number one moving forward. Ahead of him we had another new face in Ben Clark-Eden, a 17-year-old defender from Brighton, who deserved the man of the match award. It was a very even first half and we were unlucky to go in at the break one down against an impressive Horsham side. In the second half, I don't know how we failed to convert a number of chances with Dan Smith guilty of a couple of glaring misses while Tyrell Mitford was somehow denied by their keeper. I thought it was in and was ready with the goal button on the scoreboard! He made up for it with his goal, though, and most will agree he looks like a real find. We have Ken Wood to thank for scouting him and he looks like he could make a real difference. On the whole, I enjoyed the game and thought it was a good example of two good sides going against each other. We move on to Wingate, a place where we have a good record. It's not the most exciting of grounds but I'm hopeful of picking up points away from home which will give us a springboard for the rest of the season.
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