Page 1

Penelope Keith Amanda Root Oliver Ford Davies



By Enid Bagnold

25 May – 16 June

Issue: 107

Chichester Post ISSN 2397-8732

ChichesterPost Your FREE weekly independent newspaper

Friday, May 18, 2018

Bigger cafe is sign of times in city centre BY KELLY WICKHAM COUNCILLORS have agreed to permit the extension of a popular cafe chain in the city centre despite the shop breaching limits on sizing. Pret A Manger in East Street currently occupies the ground floor of 82 East Street and the first floors of both 81 and 82. The ground floor of 81 East Street, previously Pia, is currently vacant. Councillors agreed to permit the proposal despite the submitted plans breaching planning policy limits on nonretail shop use. According to policy 27 of the local plan, shop frontage for non-retail shops must not exceed 25 per cent in the four main shopping streets, but Pret A Manager exceeds this with its new extension. The counter-serve chain for readymade sandwiches, breakfast, coffee, soups and salads had requested a change in use from Class A1 to mixed A1/A3 use. Class A1 is for shops and retail outlets and Class A3 for food and drink. The new extension would exceed policy 27 by 0.2 per cent. Cllr Richard Plowman objected to the proposal. He said: "The policy is there so



free delivery

ORDER NOW for a FREE UPGRADE to A rated Triple Glazing SEE PAGE 9

we can have a variety of shops and other types of retail within Chichester itself. "City centres are suffering and from a lack of retail in terms of shops. "It was very upsetting to hear a lady saying she used to come to Chichester because of the shops but she no longer comes to Chichester because the variety of shops all seem to be these cafés. I think she is right. "This 25 per cent is of the main streets, but you still have quite a lot of other cafés in the other streets. "Pret A Manger was originally an A1 use. They actually came as retail use. Very suddenly, it would appear we have a large number of covers upstairs. "I think it's a point of principle here. The small retail unit is a very useful unit in many respects because it adds to the variety and there shouldn't be a problem in re-letting that unit. "A small unit like that in one of the prime retailing units should actually be able to be re-let. "There is an objection here, certainly from the city council, on the basis of that we have a policy, we have got a circuit of cafes and every other shop tends to have a cafe at the back of it. Turn to page three

t es er g r p La spa p s ' i ea ew sh Ar E N der E a FR Re

Join us for our 50th Anniversary 1968 - 2018

Discount voucher inside

New mayor is elected - see page five




Find us in Birdham on the road to West Wittering beach ●

2 News

Friday, May 18, 2018 f The area of pavement in Shore Road

PostNewspapers A warm welcome from all our team Editorial


Editor in Chief Adam Cunard

Reporters Kevin Smith

Office Manager Stacey Kelly

Kelly Wickham Sports Editor Tim Ridgway

Junior Administrator Taryn Fellick


Graphic Design Alexandra Katzenbach

Health & Wellbeing Denise Kelly


Sales Sam Hickman

Keep up to date Connect with us



Got a story? Get in touch now! Call us 01243 908506 Send us an email

Write to us Post Newspapers Ltd 63 London Road Bognor Regis West Sussex PO21 1DF

We always welcome readers’ letters for inclusion in the Post. For space reasons, we ask that readers keep their letters to under 300 words and that they include their name and address for publication. We reserve the right to edit letters for space and legal reasons.


We can look into complaints about items we have published which are in our control. We adhere to the Standards Code adopted by IMPRESS and can only deal with complaints which relate to an alleged breach of the standards set out in this Code. www.impress. press/standards. We can only deal with your complaint if you are:  personally and directly affected by an alleged breach of the Code  a representative group affected by an alleged breach of the Code, where there is public interest in your complaint  a third party seeking to ensure accuracy of published information We are also regulated by IMPRESS, but initial complaints must be made to us Post newspapers Ltd in writing at the following address: E-mail: Telephone: 01243 908506 Address: 63 London Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO20 1DF We will acknowledge your complaint by e-mail or in writing within 7 calendar days and will normally respond to your compliant with a final decision letter within 21 calendar days. If we uphold your complaint, we will tell you the remedial actions we have taken. If you are not satisfied with the final response to your complaint, or if you do not hear from us within 21 calendar days of submitting your complaint, then you can refer your complaint to our Independent regulator IMPRESS at the address given:

Pavement wanted to extend garden BY KELLY WICKHAM A PLANNING application from a resident in West Wittering was met with huge disagreement from councillors at a meeting on Wednesday. At the planning committee, the proposal for the change of use from public highway pavement to a residential garden saw councillors divided over its decision. Mr Paul Collard, who lives in Watersedge Gardens, sought permission to extend his garden wall and erect a new one along the new residential boundary. The footpath outside Mr Collard's home is currently 4.5m wide, which reduces to two metres wide to the south of the application site. The application had a mixed opinion from councillors who could not agree and argued that it posed a risk to the safety of pedestrians. Three residents from the area spoke at the meeting, objecting to the plans, as well as Cllr Shrubb of West Wittering Parish council, Cllr Reeves of East Wittering and Bracklesham Parish Council and both district councillors within the Witterings wards, Cllr Hamilton and Cllr Taylor. Cllr Elizabeth Hamilton said: "I speak as the district councillor for West Wittering. "When Watersedge Gardens was developed about 20 years ago, replacing a rundown hotel, Chichester District Council allowed detached bungalows with garages on the plot. "Locals tried to get down to the seafront and go about their business, the planners

insisted on a wide pavement which made sure it was a safer place for those going to and from the car park and the beach. "Fast forward and we have an application changing a bungalow to a large house which takes much up most of the plot. This unneighbourly development has changed the feel of the lane and now they want to buy part of the path! "This application has brought to me, as one of the local councillors, more emails and phone calls than any other previous application I have known." The centre of Shore Road is the divide between West Wittering and East Wittering and Bracklesham parishes. Cllr Tricia Tull said: "I am a frequent user of this road and there are lots of issues here. "If you buy a property which has a very small garden and a pavement at the end of it, you will accept it and frankly, to decide that you will actually try to buy the pavement to make your garden bigger is completely bizarre. "So I'm sorry, but if you bought a property with a small garden it's your choice you shouldn't have bought it in that instance. "This is unacceptable to me and I shall not support it." West Sussex County Council Highways stated they had no objection to the plan. Cllr Richard Plowman said: "This is a busy road, there is no doubt about it. During the summer period it is extremely busy with a large number of people. "The thing is that there is only a pavement on one side of the road. Had you got a pavement on the other side of the road then that might be different."

Official naming of dinghies at Itchenor Sailing Club open day Regulated by IMPRESS: The Independent Monitor for the Press CIC Impress, 16-18 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6AG T 020 3325 4288 E W

EXCITED visitors attended Itchenor Sailing Club's open day on Sunday, May 6, to officially launch its new 2000 Dinghy Sailing Experience. The highlight of the event was the launch and official naming of the club’s new 2000 dinghies. The winning names - Zephyr, Skate and Mako – were selected following a competition with local schools and the general public. Pam Clarke, Frank Frizelle, and Barnaby Curwood provided the winning suggestions, and each received one month’s free membership to the sailing club as well as a neck gaiter from Rooster

Sailing. Neil Hart, commodore at Itchenor Sailing Club, said: “The open day was the perfect way to officially celebrate the launch of the programme and we received a very positive response from those there on the day. "We all enjoyed meeting our guests and look forward to welcoming them again soon and hopefully seeing some of them out on the water.” The RS2000 dinghies form part of the new 2000 Dinghy Sailing Experience at Itchenor. To find out more about joining the new 2000 Experience at Itchenor visit: or call 01243 512400.

Friday, May 18, 2018

City's salon in final for national awards

News 3

f Pret A Manger can expand in city

Total of 82 cafés in city centre streets From page one

f The staff celebrate at the salon in North Street

BY KELLY WICKHAM A CHICHESTER salon is celebrating after reaching the finals of two major national awards. Q Hair and Beauty, Chichester’s multi award-winning salon in North Street, is through to the finals of the national Salon Business Awards 2018 and the HAIR Awards 2018. The Chichester salon is a finalist in both the best team and best customer service categories, while the Midhurst salon, which opened last year in West Street, has been shortlisted for the best local salon award for the Salon Business Awards and in the HAIR Awards they are

up for the regional salon south. Q managing director Dawn Lawrence Grant, pictured right, is thrilled to be in the final. She said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be recognised again in this way. "Competition for these awards is really fierce so it’s a tribute to the wonderful teams we have in both Chichester and Midhurst. "It is an honour for a local independent business like ours to be through to the finals in such important awards among leading salons from all over the country.” The Salon Business Awards winners will be announced on Monday, June 11, at the Rumpus Room, Mondrian, London. For more information visit:

Auctioning games at the museum - see page twelve

"I think at last count, we had 82 cafés or places to have a coffee in Chichester, so there is no desperate need for them to expand. "And we have lost a good, useful, small retail unit here. "The policy is a good one and is so we get a good mix of uses in the city centre particularly and make sure we retain the retailing side of it. "What is the point in setting the limit and go over it? "The gage is 25 per cent and this is over 25 per cent and should be rejected." Cllr Jane Kilby agreed on the loss of another retail unit but did not object to the proposal. She said: "I, too, regret the loss of a retail unit in the city centre. I find it difficult to object on the policy when it is .02 per cent over. "However, I do think with the change in retail trends we have to be very careful what we keep in a very vibrant city with a mixture of uses in the city. "The coffee shop has reached the point where is enough is enough. I think, also, the council needs to look at our policies within the prime

shopping area and how we keep that vibrant city and uses within it. People do their shopping on the internet but come into town for a coffee." Cllr Tull said: "We are going to have to be realistic and accept that people are not shopping in towns in physical shops in the same way they used to. "It doesn't seem to have altered the footfall in the town. The town is full of people and I don't agree with Cllr Plowman. People do enjoy coming to Chichester. "We have some very high quality shops so I am not going to vote against this. This is a high-quality, national chain with a good reputation." Cllr Mark Dunn said: "There is no point in setting a limit if it will be fudged. If we have a limit, I think we should stick to it." because if this goes through, we will be hard pushed to fight off any others." Pret A Manger's food offering is such that no primary cooking operations take place on site. The food preparation kitchen (to be located on the ground floor) will be used for the preparation and heating up of food items. The food sold would be consumed on and off the site.

4 News

` Named pedestrian THE PEDESTRIAN who died in Chichester last week has been named as a Spanish student. Joan James Russon, an 18-yearold student from Spain, who was on holiday with his parents visiting family in the Chichester area. Emergency services were called to the collision between a green van and a pedestrian on the A27 westbound, close to the junction with the B2144 Shopwhyke Road, at 1.07am on Tuesday, May 1. He was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with significant head injuries, and later died. Investigator Tony Crisp said: "We are appealing for witnesses, specifically anyone that was walking with Joan at around 12.20am at the cross in the centre of Chichester and two cyclists seen in Shopwyke Road from the Oving traffic lights towards Tangmere at around 1am." Any witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting Operation Perimeter.

` Open meeting

Friday, May 18, 2018

Rural parking is given an update BY KELLY WICKHAM PARKING payment machines in rural car parks across Chichester district have been updated to allow customers to use the latest technology when paying for their parking. The work to update the facilities in all rural car parks in the district was completed last month. The new machines offer customers a variety of payment methods, including coins, card and contactless. The new machines are also more environmentally friendly and will reduce the council’s electricity costs because they operate using solar power. Further savings will also be made because fewer coin collections will be

AN OPEN meeting is being held with the city's MP next week. Gillian Keegan will attend a talk where members of the public can raise questions. The event will be held on Thursday, May 24, at Bracklesham Barn, between 7pm and 9pm.

` Jewellers break-in A JEWELLERS in North Street, Chichester, was broken into on Saturday, May 5, at about 11pm.

needed. “We aim to provide payment options which are modern, innovative and which meet our customers’ needs,” said Cllr Tony Dignum, leader of Chichester District Council, pictured below. “We are very pleased to be able to offer these facilities in all of our car parks across the district to make life easier for our residents, workers and visitors. “It is very encouraging that the new payment options are already proving popular, and we expect this to continue over the coming months as more people come to visit our rural towns.” Customers are also able to pay to park in all council-owned car parks using the MiPermit smartphone app, which has proved very popular. More information about our car parks is available at:

f Participants on the walk

Arundel and Chichester MP's join together for annual walk VISITORS enjoyed the 25th anniversary of the Sussex Snowdrop Trust annual walk on Sunday. The walk, at Arundel Castle Park, allowed all generations to come together to walk, eat and chat. Dogs were also well catered for this year with dog treats and home-made knitted rosettes. Patron Nick Herbert MP was joined this year by Chichester MP, Gillian Keegan. On the day, families enjoyed eating lunch at the site, as well as ice creams, iced coffee and wonderful tea and cakes. This created a summer gathering fit for a special 25th anniversary celebration with music by the Rafa Skiffle band.

Each participant on the walk received a free water bottle donated by RRT, a finishing medal sponsored by Southern Co-op and a dog biscuit from S.P.R in Fontwell. Di Levantine, co-founder of the trust, said: “We were delighted to see so many old friends, past committee members, patrons, Snowdrop parents and grandparents as well as so many Snowdrop children all enjoying the Arundel Castle Park grounds. "His Grace, the Duke of Norfolk, has been so kind to allow us to hold the event since we founded the charity 25 years ago. The event is a highlight for many families and they look forward to coming each year."

TIMBER - TIMBER ALTERNATIVES - PVC-U - ALUMINIUM - ORANGERIES - ROOFING SYSTEMS Timber Windows install handmade, fully finished timber casement windows, sash windows and doors throughout Hampshire and neighbouring areas. Whether your home is a country cottage, a Georgian townhouse, a modern semi or a converted barn, we have a range of traditional and contemporary timber windows and doors that will complement it perfectly. We also offer a range of timber alternative products, which include PVC-u and Aluminium. Our products do not stick, warp or twist, require very little maintenance, offer modern standards of security and significant energy savings.

VISIT OUR SHOWROOMS TO SEE AND EXPERIENCE THE QUALITY OF OUR RANGE FIRST HAND Timber Windows of Horndean Units 28-30 Highcroft Industrial Estate, Enterprise Road, Waterlooville, PO8 0BT

TEL: 02392 570340

Timber Windows of Winchester, 81c High Street, Winchester, SO23 9AP

TEL: 01962 676304

Friday, May 18, 2018

Special ceremony for mayor in Priory Park for centenary BY KELLY WICKHAM VISITORS were treated to an extra special mayor making ceremony in the city on Wednesday evening. Every May, Chichester City Council holds an annual meeting and elects the next mayor. Tradition has seen this celebration held at the council chamber in the Assembly Rooms in North Street since 1805. However, this year the ceremony was held at the Guildhall where Chichester City Council held regular meetings between 1541 and 1731 until the new Council House was built in North Street. The mayor making ceremony held on Wednesday recreated an ancient tradition in the Guildhall as part of the centennial celebrations for Priory Park. Retiring mayor, Cllr Peter Evans, raised £4,403 for both his chosen charities, St Wilfrid's Hospice and PACSO, who were presented with cheques. Cllr Tony Dignum proposed to elect Cllr Martyn Bell as Mayor and was seconded by Cllr Clare Apel. Cllr Dignum said in his speech: "Mr Mayor, I am delighted to propose that Cllr Martyn Bell be our next mayor. "I have known him all the 18 years I have lived in the city and count him as a good friend. "But it is not because of friendship

alone that I propose him. Martyn has contributed a great deal to the city over the years in many ways. "He is a great supporter of the arts and chairs the Oxmarket Gallery. He is an active student of history and has made many lectures locally on such subjects as the French Resistance. "He has been chairman of the Friends of Chartres and an organiser of annual commemorations of the Holocaust. He is a supporter of education and has been a governor of Chichester College. "He has given public service as a city councillor since 2011 and as a district councillor from 2011 to 2015. "Finally, as mayor, he would be fully supported as mayoress by his delightful wife, Toum. "For all these reasons, I therefore propose that Cllr Martyn Bell be and is hereby elected mayor of the city until the date of the next annual meeting and that the allowance to be paid to him be at the rate of £4000 per annum (exclusive of additional allowances already approved)." Cllr Trevor Tupper was appointed deputy mayor of the city and invested with a badge, chain and deputy mayor's walking stick and Cllr Jane Kilby was elected as bailiff of the city. Newly-elected mayor, Cllr Martyn Bell has chosen his charities as Stonepillow and the Oxmarket Centre of Arts. In his speech, Cllr Martyn Bell said:

"This year, we will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. "This coming September, 100 years ago, his Grace the seventh, Duke of Rochmond, gifted Priory Park and this Guildhall to the city of Chichester as a memorial for its citizens who had given

their lives in that terrible war. "It is a great privilege to serve as mayor in a year that sees some very special 100s. The 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and the gift of Priory Park. On a personal note, my late mother, Barabara, would have been 100 this year too."

News 5

` Witness appeal POLICE investigating the death of a pedal cyclist on the A27 Chichester bypass on Thursday, May 10, have arrested a 60-yearold man on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. After being interviewed, the man, from Norfolk, was released under investigation. The cyclist, who died at the scene near the Stockbridge roundabout, was a 50-year-old man from the Hambledon area of Hampshire. He has not yet been formally identified. The collision occurred at 7.20am on Thursday and officers are still keen to talk to anyone who saw what happened or may have other information, but who has not yet come forward. People are asked to contact police online or by phoning 101, quoting Operation Redstone.

` Chichester thefts

f Cllr Martyn Bell walks to the Council House as new mayor

MORE cars have been broken into in car parks in the Chichester area. On Wednesday, May 2, a vehicle was broken into in the Kingley Vale car park, West Stoke, and two handbags stolen. On Friday, May 4, police received a report that a vehicle which was parked in West Stoke car park was broken into between 1pm and 2pm on May 1 and a handbag stolen from the boot. Police also received a report than diesel was stolen from a fuel tank on Wednesday, May 2, from Reeds Farm in Oving.

f Cllr Peter Evans presents the charity cheques


epa r•Fac er Funfai ny Rides•Las Quest e rs u Bouncy Castles•Po o C lt Assau • o o Z Mini

Tel: 01243 543 335 Gates open 12 noon * Some game stalls may charge

f Visitors at the special ceremony at the Guildhall



£ 69


FIND US AT CHICHESTER GATE TB65_169_Marketing_Newspaper_FP_Chichester Post_325x259.indd 1

08/03/2018 08:18

Friday, May 18, 2018

Out in bloom with festival BY KELLY WICKHAM GREEN-FINGERED visitors to the city will see the return of Chichester Cathedral’s spectacular Festival of Flowers. This three-day horticultural highlight in June promises to pop with colour and vibrancy and will create the city’s own mini “Chelsea” in and around the cathedral. This event is supported by Rathbones Investment Management, which is a strong supporter within the Chichester community. The city looks forward to welcoming visitors from all over the world who will come to experience what has been called the “gold standard” of flower festivals. Chichester BID is supporting the Festival of Flowers by putting on a floralinspired treasure hunt for the public, through the city. This trail runs from May 26 to June 3, giving visitors to the city a longer period to enjoy the fun. In total, 39 businesses are taking part in the flower trail leading visitors through the city centre shopping areas in search of framed flower pictures displayed in participating shop windows. All players

SCHOOL children in Petworth were delighted when a character from a book came to life last month. Pupils at Petworth Primary School were treated with a visit from a Stagecoach bus. The year one children are learning about toys and are exploring the book The Naughty Bus and the visit was to introduce the children to a bus as many of them had never been on one. They were given the opportunity to ask the driver questions about what he does on a day-to-day basis, as well as getting the chance to sit in the driver's cab. The school's headteacher, John Galvin, said: "It’s great for the children to have the chance of getting on a bus and familiarising themselves with

how you might catch one in reality, as well as asking any burning questions they might have had. They all really enjoyed it and it created quite a buzz within the class.” As part of the project, the children will be making films and writing a short story and this is why it was important for the children to learn about buses so they could use this new vocabulary in their writing. Assistant operations manager Martin McDougall said: "We were only too pleased to provide a bus for the school. "It’s great for the pupils to be given the chance to try the bus and give them confidence and hopefully encourage them to use public transport in the future.”

Got a story?


f The 2016 Festival of Flowers was a huge success



Regis Lane  Bognor 29 Nyewood PO21 2QB West Sussex Call 01243 826200


www.sove reignfloo

Furniture you desire Furniture you deserve


See page 9

Bognor Regis Post



Issue: 106 ISSN 2397-8724

t es er rg ap s La sp ip a' ew rsh N Are EE de FR Rea

Friday, May 11, 2018

er independ ent newspap Your FREE weekly

See page 12 XX

Make a will fortnight Mon 4 June - Fri 15


while recording your


Help your hospice

SUNDAY 27 MAY Chichester Post

ISSN 2397-8732

Crowds flock to church's day


Issue: 106

Plenty of fun at

park event - see

Decision date set

page 16

er independ ent newspap Your FREE weekly

Friday, May 11, 2018

t es er rg ap s La sp ip a' ew rsh N Are EE de FR Rea

for homes

an informal meeting at Pagam is holding a detailed dossier from midday-3.30pm tomorrow residents "I will be sending members to Village Hall to enable each of the committee and Pagham more about the applications. a housing in Pagham. campaigners against to 6pm them of their responsibilities sites to find out set for more than public meeting at One of the leading pledged protestors remind will be dealing with D-DAY has been homes in Pagham. It is also staging a Meads Community the fact that they local nature the plans, Alan Pivett, thousand planned next Friday at West the Pagham Harbour to watch the debates. has arranged would be present Greenfields Action close to in The Precinct. Arun District Council with at the Centre of its development be present along Mr reserve." Pagham and will be debated 300 a special meeting to discuss the four MP Nick Gibb will Arun and Southern (Pagam) vice-chairman The sites which up to of control committeeadditional session will Movement "We want to get one resident meeting are Hook Lane with representatives to 400), Sefter Pivett said: are going to applications. The Water. Pagham Road (up See page three on June 12 at the from each of the areas who Church Barton speak homes, Centre take place at 2.30pm by the homes to (up to 280) and at the Arun Civic be most affected We will also try to get Road Road (up to 65). council's offices Farm, off Pagham committee. in Littlehampton. the meeting will make at the our members there. for some of The councillors at major applications decisions on four

need to do is name all the flowers on the trail, fill in the competition form available at all participating shops and the cathedral, to be in with the chance of winning one of three prizes. This fun, free and “open to all” activity offers both visitors and shoppers an opportunity to enter in the spirit of the festival. The BID are supplying participating shops with pink and blue bunting to show their support and make them stand out, giving the city a festive feel and allowing the spirit of the festival to spill over into the streets The festival itself takes place inside the cathedral and within its stunning grounds. Visitors are encouraged to wander, enjoying a programme of music as they go. The festival market includes stalls selling a vast range of plants and craft items, not to mention some quirky and unique gifts.  Delicious refreshments and places to relax can be found in the Café des Fleurs, the Cloisters Café and the tea bar in the festival fair. It is advisable to book your tickets for the festival as soon as possible, don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience “This Earthy Paradise”. Tickets are available from: ticketsource.

School children explore new book with visit from real bus

News 7



Raising thousands on Moonlight walk

A royal opening of West Lord Lieutenant by Susan Pyper, on arrival by several Gillian Sussex, and greeted Chichester MP guests including

BY KELLY WICKHAM kelly.wickham@suss

See page 5 XX

Check out our fantastic offers

new dementia hub VISITORS to a brandinvited to a special in Chichester wereon Tuesday. opening ceremony of Wessex officially HRH Countess Dementia Support's opened charity, Sage House in Tangmere. was accompanied Her Royal Highness

again, Keegan. said: "Once of Mrs Keegan leader in this kind to Chichester is the you very proud service and it makes had be part of the community. one of us has been "Every single we know that has somebody that affected by dementia.

of new hub

will be at face it, most of us my which, let's it was both of "In my case, have been diagnosed some point.looking forward, very much to "I'm also grandmothers who one just recently in the community and to the education more of a dementiawith dementia this year. to try and make this died, in January for my parents, friendly city. That is something "This kind of support where all of us a parent who suffered to. Somewhere with both of whom had would have been aspire to help people understand how in the community, I from dementia, dementia for longer fabulous. how much help would be very supportive of that." eleven have "I can only imagine Turn to page for any family that this is going to be touched by dementia anybody who is

Check out our fantastic offers SEE PAGE 15







08/03/2018 08:29


Your favourite independent FREE newspaper is proving hugely popular— but you needn’t miss out if you don’t get your hands on a copy. It goes quickly but get your paper easily by going online to for an electronic copy.

WE'RE ONLINE TOO! Advertising Feature

Be at home with our top building services JAMES Building Services – we are a local independent Company based in Chichester. Established since 1972,we stand for quality and service, offering New Builds, Extensions, Conversions, Refurbishments, Renovations, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and much more. Undertaking projects direct with clients for their own homes and working closely with local architects and Chartered surveyors on projects for their clients. We are proud to have built up a large client base from recommendations which is continuing to grow in and around the Chichester area covering Emsworth, Southbourne, Bosham, Funtington and surrounding areas. If your home is in a conservation area and or a listed building we are very much at home providing our skills and expertise in the transformation of client’s homes and business within the guidelines

from authorities/governing bodies. Our existing clients would be more than happy for you to view projects we have undertaken, which will give you the opportunity to see at first hand the high standard of materials and workmanship you can expect from working with James Building Services. We are a business and the business supports the service that we offer. If you have a project you are planning now or in the future please contact us via our website: where you can see examples of our projects or contact our office on 01243 528 437 or James direct on 07788 532 135 where we can discuss your requirements and arrange a free no obligation site survey. Concentrating on local areas we can continue to be competitive without compromising on quality or service. We look forward to working with you.

8 News

` Unicorn House AN ABANDONED building in the city centre is due to become a thriving restaurant next month. Unicorn House, in Eastgate Square, was the former home to the Chichester Observer, which moved out a few years ago. The empty building is soon to be occupied by Thai restaurant chain, Giggling Squid. The company is set to introduce its signature Thai cuisine to Chichester within the historical building of Unicorn House this June. Having established a loyal following throughout the country since 2002 with its brilliant combination of bold Thai flavours and authentic cooking techniques, Giggling Squid will open for lunch and dinner with room for 170 guests in a relaxed yet stylish and spacious setting with an additional 20 seats available in the exclusive lounge and bar. From lunchtime tapas to delicious curries, salads, rice and noodles, Giggling Squid’s menu lends itself to the distinct sharing culture of Thailand. Owned by Thai-born Pranee Laurillard and her husband, Andrew, Giggling Squid - nickname of one of their three children - was founded in the basement of a tiny fisherman’s cottage. Pranee said: “We are really excited about bringing Giggling Squid to Chichester and making our mark on Unicorn House, a building with a wealth of heritage. "It’s such a lovely town and we’re really looking forward to being a part of the community”.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Mayor signs off with city as the diamond in crown BY KELLY WICKHAM THE CITY Mayor has hung up his cloak after his term in office has ended. A year of excitement was experienced by Cllr Peter Evans and Mayoress, Cllr Margaret Evans - from a royal visit by Her Majesty The Queen through to the freedom of the city ceremony with astronaut, Tim Peake. Cllr Peter Evans said: "I have most definitely enjoyed my time as mayor. Firstly, being selected to serve as mayor of such a great city is an honour. "Being able to represent the city council and the residents of Chichester at local and national events, gives me the opportunity to promote what the city can offer as a main centre for culture, shopping and entertainment in the South. "It is difficult to pinpoint a few of my highlights. Meeting so many people who undertake great work in the city for no reward, for example, our volunteers. "Evie the Pets as Therapy dog - amazing that a dog can break down barriers and connect with children and adults alike all part of their physical wellbeing and recovery. "Meeting Rotarians and Lions members, who, without their assistance and support, many of our local events just would not happen, such as The market Cross Christmas Tree, Dragon

Boat Racing etc. "Meeting children in clubs and schools all part of their education - you should see their eyes open wide when you appear in the Red Robe! And of course, the big Chichester events, the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in November, conferring the freedom of the city on Tim Peake in the packed Chichester Festival Theatre in February, being part of the Chichester Festival in the summer and the incredible Remembrance Day service and parade." Cllr Evans said volunteers and carers from across the city stood out as inspiring people of Chichester. He said: "Volunteers, and there are so many across the city, and I include under ‘volunteers’, carers who devote their lives to looking after friends or relatives who are unwell. "Never looking for reward, but carrying the responsibility for their loved ones, no matter what the pressure on their own lives are. I salute them. "Chichester shines both as a vibrant city of culture and commerce as well as being a place where people want to live. " We know that Chichester will face many changes in the future as we have in the past. I am assured that Chichester is and will remain the diamond in the crown of English cities. "Thank you to the Chichester Post and all of its readers for their support during my mayoral year."

f Mayoress Cllr Margaret Evans and Mayor Cllr Peter Evans

ee Fr tr en

Chichester Harbour Open Day


Thurs 31 May 11am-3pm

Come & explore Chichester Harbour with us - see our vessels Harbour Office, - take a FREE boat trip Itchenor, PO20 7AW - wildlife walks - explore our moorings barge ...and much more

02392 525 553 | 0800 652 4576 “Freephone Anytime”

10 News

PropertyNews ` Affording the rent I’VE JUST come back from a viewing in Chichester for a lovely twobedroom house I had available to rent for £925pcm. What struck me was the level of discussion the couple who were viewing it had over whether they could afford to rent it or not. It is in no one's interests to have tenants in a property who are struggling to pay the rent. I think, though, it showed the tenants’ decent nature and good intentions of wanting to ensure they could afford the house and not run into problems further down the line. I offered them some insight regarding the referencing parameters used within the industry. The simplest one to get your head around is that the applicants (prospective tenants) need to show provable income of 30 times the monthly rent per year. So, what with this house being £925pcm, the tenants would need to jointly earn £27,750 per year (925 x 30) to ‘afford’ the property. Tenants should consider what other bills there will be; what’s the council tax band and how energyefficient is the property and therefore will the running costs be higher or lower than normal? Are the tenants moving from a rental property or their own home? If it’s the latter, they’ll likely have a mortgage to pay until they sell, increasing their monthly liabilities (the same goes for any car finance or outstanding debt). Finally, consider that ‘two heads is often better than one’. Firstly, it lowers the risk of a change of circumstances from completely wiping out the tenants’ income. More interestingly, a couple with two lower incomes that combined equal that of a single earner, will actually take home more money due to taxation. For non-earners, don’t simply assume savings in the bank is proof they can pay the rent. If you’re in doubt, you could always seek a suitable guarantor if this is appropriate, rather than not giving potentially decent tenants a chance.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Walkers lace up boots to raise money for charities BY KELLY WICKHAM THOUSANDS of walkers took part in the Just Walk challenge on Saturday in the glorious sunshine to raise money for various charities. There were different length walks which all started at the Goodwood Racecourse, with routes mainly off road where possible, taking in footpaths, bridle paths, tracks and trails including the South Downs Way. A spokesperson from Just Walk said: "We had over 1,000 people attending, all with amazing stories as to why they were taking on the Just Walk challenge, from raising money for charity, walking in memory of a loved one or simply walking for their own personal challenge." By offering five different length routes, organisers could offer five different challenges so participants could choose how hard they wanted their challenge to be based on physical and mental abilities. Both the 45km and 60km routes were described as not being easy and a big challenge, but with the right amount of

training, many people completed the challenges. Elliot Banister, from Emsworth, took part in the challenge with colleagues from UK Power Networks to raise money for Tangmere based charity Dementia Support. He said: "The pension service team from UK Power Networks took part in the 10k and 25k walks. As a team of varied ages and backgrounds, many of us have either directly or indirectly been affected by and witnessed the horrific nature of dementia. "Also, due to the nature of our job, we deal with pensioners on a daily basis and in cases where they have dementia themselves, we deal with their relatives and next of kin who are often their carers. "This gives us an insight into the ongoing support that is required to help both the patients and their families. "Eight of us took part on Saturday, with three doing the 10km and five doing the 25km. "I did the longer one. It was a really nice walk and very scenic. There were a few hills, but nothing too strenuous. So far, we have raised £2,300 for Dementia Support."

Clive Janes, CRJ Lettings 01243 624 599

f Participants warm-up ready for their challenges

Swimming Lessons

f Find us on Facebook

w w



Experience our fun and friendly Swim School

10 on m %d *n in pr ot im isco to o o du f be um un 33/34 North Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1LX ÂŁ us c ed t tio 10 s Tel: 01243 783300 email: in p 0 n co of 0 end nj un th cti on is wi lea th an ďƒ&#x;e yo t th e on




Established in 1933, we offer expert advice on curtains, blinds, tracks, poles, shutters and nets with a bespoke service tailored to your requirements. A FREE home measuring and estimating service is available

12 News

` Police think bike POLICE are reminding all road users to ‘think bike’ after two cyclists were killed tragically in Sussex within five days. At least 19 collisions involving bicycles have occurred in the county since the start of May - two deaths, six serious injuries and 11 slight injuries.* The fatal collisions occurred in Langney Road, Eastbourne, on May 5 and on the A27 at Chichester on May 10 – both cyclists died on this same day. Chief Inspector Warren Franklin, of the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said: “It is tragic to think that already this month, two cyclists have been killed in collisions on our roads in Sussex. “Two fatal collisions involving cyclists were recorded in Sussex in the whole of 2016 and a further two in the whole of 2017, so it’s extremely concerning to have had two deaths already, less than six months into 2018. “Neither of these individuals would have anticipated leaving the house on their respective journeys and not returning home, and the lasting effects on their friends and family can be devastating. “Everyone has to take responsibility to ensure the safety of themselves and other road users. "Motorists should be aware of their surroundings by regularly using their mirrors, and paying particular attention at junctions or when moving on from a stationary position such as at traffic lights. It’s also vital to check your blind spots – a quick glance could save a life."

Friday, May 18, 2018

Off to auction at the Novium BY KELLY WICKHAM VISITORS headed to the Novium Museum on Thursday to receive valuations on old toys and games. The valuation day took place on Thursday, May 10, with valuations provided by Henry Adams Auctions on a free, no obligation basis, and limited to five valuations per person. Any visitors who were tempted to go on to sell items at auction saw Henry Adams agreeing to donate their commission from the sale to support The Novium Museum. Alice Halliday, from Chichester, attended with boxes full of treasures, including a rare tin plate toy, an old edition of Monopoly, and some homemade games. The auctioneers; Lucy Homer and Rachel Trembath from Henry Adams, looked carefully through the pieces before combining them in lots. Mrs Halliday said: "We lived in a massive house

which we sold to Chichester Diocese and it became a care centre for children at risk. When we moved, everything was boxed up. "We used to have massive parties where my dad did progressive games, where groups of people would play games and move along to another. "He made corks with hooks and fishing rods, and you had to get them out the bowl of water and balance matchsticks on glasses.

"The parties were great, with about 30 children. We used to have great fun." Mrs Halliday said one of her favourite games she had brought along was Popin-Tow which she said must be at least 80 years old. Rachel Trembath said: "The trouble with games and board games is they were mass produced and therefore are not as valuable as other toys. "Sometimes you do find the odd one which is rare and worth more, but in this

case I would value each lot at between £30 to £50. "The tin toy is a really nice example of one and although it's not in brilliant condition, it is old and rare. I would expect it to do reasonably well at auction." For more information about Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered, and related upcoming events, visit: or call 01243 775888.

f Alice Halliday, museum manager Stephanie Thorndyke, Rachel Trembath and Lucy Homer

S u n d ay opening

10 a m - 4 pm

Make home decorating easy with


Unit 1 Clock Park, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis PO22 9NH 01243 823999 4-6 Anchor Springs, Littlehampton BN17 6BP 01903 721620






100% Solid Oak Throughout! Fully Dovetailed Drawers Choice of Handles


Large collection of rugs, mirrors, wall clocks/art in stock! Main showroom & Distribution

01243 783960

Units 5-6 Terminus Mill, Terminus Road, Chichester PO19 8UN (near Cineworld)

Rustington Village

01903 774985 127 The Street, Rustington, BN16 3DN (Next to Costa)

Buy with confidence. Members of

Browse online at


14 News

` Butlin's last straw BUTLIN'S is to hand out its final plastic straw within a month. THe company is banning their use at its three seaside resorts in Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness. THe holiday company uses more than two million straws a year. But, by early June, all drinks served in its bars and restaurants will either have paper straws or none at all. It is also looking at alternatives to plastic stirrers, cutlery and cups. Butlin's managing director Dermot King said: "As a brand that is proud to be part of coastal towns and wants to be a good, responsible neighbour, we feel we must be proactive and take these steps to reduce our plastic waste and contribute to the global challenge of eliminating unnecessary single use plastics." Butlin's is also reviewing its recycling. Rubbish from its sites is currently sifted and recycled offsite but it is looking to increase the recycling bin options on its premises to make it easier for guests to recycle their waste items.

` Plans for housing NEW OUTLINE plans have been revealed for up to 300 homes in Climping. Mulgrave Properties has asked Arun District Council to approve its latest proposals for the housing to the west of Church Lane and south of Horsemere Green Lane. THe scheme also includes a building of up to 875sq m for a non-residential institution and a building of 530sq m maximum for a shop.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Charity abseil in memory of mum Rachel A DAREDEVIL feat tomorrow will ensure the memory of a young mum from Bognor Regis lives on. THe husband and brother for Rachel Bridger, who died a year ago just hours after diagnosed with a brain tumour, are abseiling the UK's tallest sculpture. Gareth Bridger and Stuart Brown are tackling the 114.5m high ArcelorMittal Orbit in London's Olympic Park to mark the first anniversary of Rachel's death. THey will be raising money for the Brain Tumour Research charity to find a cure for the disease. Gareth, also known as Raff, aged 40, said: Rachel's illness was so sudden and it was such a horrible shock to our family to lose her like that. THis month is the first anniversary of her death and, although it's a sad time for us, we want to do something fun in her memory. "It's too late to help Rachel but I want to raise funds so that one day a cure is found. I hope that by the time my kids grow up that this devastating disease no longer affects people." Rachel, 36, began to experience painful headaches in March, 2017. THey worsened over the following two months. In May, two serious seizures led to Rachel falling into a coma and being put on life support. It wasn't until that incident that Rachel

was diagnosed with a glioblastoma - a highly aggressive brain tumour - and she died the next day. Rachel worked as a healthcare assistant at Petworth Cottage Nursing Home and left behind her husband and two young children, Ollie, 11, and Lily, six. Joining Gareth and Stuart, 34, on the abseil will be two friends, Laura Dabbs, from Northchapel, and Midhurst resident Simon Greet. THe group hopes to raise £1,400 for the charity. Laura, 28, worked with Rachel. She said: "I've never abseiled before so I am slightly nervous. However, I'm determined to go through with it in Rachel's memory. "She was an amazing friend and her passing has been so devastating for everyone who knew her. "I want to help to raise funds for research into brain tumours because no-one should have to suffer like Rachel and her family." Janice Wright, Brain Tumour Research's community fundraising manager, said: "Brain tumours are indiscriminate. THey can affect anyone, at any age, at any time. "What's more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. Yet just one per cent of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to fight this devastating disease."

f Rachel Bridger

f Rachel with husband Gareth

on 44 us 31 ll 82 Ca1243


is, eg rR Q no 1 1R og 2 , B PO et x, re se St s h Su ig est 5H W

Sight & Sound


» » » » » »

Free Hearing Test & Consultation Private Hearing Aids Ear Wax Removal 30 Day money back guarantee Hearing Protection Friendly, professional, personal advice

Practices also at 39 the Green, Stubbington, Fareham, PO14 2LE • 01329 663977 - 16 Queens Parade, Lancing, BN15 9BA • 01903 753289

Offers Westland Multi-Purpose £6.99 Compost 70ltr - £5.99

3 for £12 EXTRA LARGE BAGS = 210 Litres for £12!

Westland BIG TOM Tomato Food 1.25ltr



Forthglade Dog Food 395g

18 for £18

Bedding Plants 20 Pack




Excludes Geranium 20 Packs.

Swimming Pool Packages, Pool & Spa Chemicals, Accessories & Toys


Cream Tea ONLY


Served Daily 2:30pm - Close.

Westland Jack’s Magic Compost 60ltr - £6.99

Buy 2 get 3rd


Herbs 9cm Pot £1.49

5 for £7

Solar Coach Lanterns Twin Pack - £12.99 Buy 1 get 1


Only While Stocks Last.

Telephone: 01243 756175

Find us on the A259 Bognor to Chichester Road - westbound towards Chichester. Brick Kiln Garden Centre, Bognor Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 1EJ. We are open Mon-Sat 9.00am-5.30pm, Sunday 10.00am-4.30pm.

16 News

Friday, May 18, 2018

Campaigners issue bypass challenge CAMPAIGNERS in Walberton have vowed to fight the preferred route for the A27 Arundel bypass. THey say they will consider a judicial review of the decision by Highways England to favour a version of Option 5A. Emma Tristam, secretary of the Arundel Bypass Neighbourhood Committee, said: "THis road scheme would wreak an incredible trail of destruction. "It would destroy part of the South Downs National Park, decimate ancient and ecologically important woodland and devastate the two historic villages of Binsted and Tortington. "It would also lead to a huge increase in traffic in Walberton, particularly on the semi-rural road, already at capacity, which leads to the new junction. THe fight against this extraordinarily damaging road scheme has also just begun." THe group contends the consultations about the road scheme carried out by Highways England contained errors and bias. Walberton have also attacked the government for its 'folly' in its choice of route. A statement issued by their chairman, Suzanne Clark, said the decision to go for a modified version of Option 5A was 'irrational and hostile'. She said: "In our opinion, there was a clear bias towards Option 5A during the consulation process with the other two options being dismissed by Highways England staff as unachievable from the outset. We consider this option to be

simply unacceptable and unachieveable without a large financial, environmental and social cost. "We urge the secretary of state to look in detail at the glaring inaccuracies and complications associated with Option 5A before an enormous amount of money is wasted on this folly." Residents of the village of Binsted staged a protest last October against the route because of their fears it would damage the area and its ancient woods. THey favoured Option 3. THe government's Highways England announced its choice of route for the multi-million road last Friday. But it has qualified its choice by changing the route to minimise its effect on residents and the environment and insisting an environmental mitigation package would be put in place. But Ms Clark's statement said: "Option 5A is not only the least sustainable choice, it is also the most expensive option once the relevant and realistic factors are properly taken into account, while being no better than other options at easing the traffic bottleneck at Arundel. It is quite irrational. "Walberton Parish Council has been challenging many elements of the consultation without satisfactory answers. Option 5A is set to put more vehicles on our local roads than on the A27 itself, without satisfactory answers." Route 5a will see a new dual-carriageway from Crossbush junction, south of the existing A27, to Ford Road.

From there, it will continue west through the South Downs National Park to re-join the present A27 at a new junction near Yapton Lane. West Sussex County Council's cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, Cllr Bob Lanzer, said he welcomed the decision by Highways England - but he said high quality environmental measures had to be delivered. "If the package lives up to local hopes, the substantial economic benefits of this option should outweigh the overall environmental impacts over the longer term," he said."Option 5A represents the best fit with the strategic outcomes that the council is seeking for the A27. "We look forward to seeing the detail in due course and working with Highways England to ensure the environmental mitigation package meets expectations." County councillors backed Option5A last autumn as bringing the most benefit to traffic and the economy. It will relieve congestion at Arundel and attract traffic that rat runs through residential areas and South Downs National Park to avoid congestion. Cllr Gillian Brown, leader of Arun District Council, said she was pleased with the decision by Highways England. "I strongly believe that this route will benefit the whole district by improving traffic flow and supporting the livelihood and success of businesses in the future across the district and, in particular, the Arundel area," she added.

f Placards marked the route of Option 5A

f Protesters campaign in Binsted against Option 5A

3 REASONS YOU NEED SHUTTERS IN YOUR HOME If you've ever seen shutters then you'll know they are a stylish addition to any home. But did you know they actually have several practical benefits over curtains and blinds as well? Reason 1: Complete Control Over The Light Just tilt the louvres to let in as much light as you desire. We have a blackout option too! Reason 2: Added Privacy Split tilt louvres can give you privacy on the bottom half, while letting light in at the top.

"Installed exactly when they said, very clean and tidy. Can't recommend them enough!" Judith Parton, Rustington

Reason 3: Easier To Clean Unlike curtains, shutters are hypoallergenic and cleaned with a simple wipe! Bonus Reason! We're giving Chichester Post readers 20% off our entire range! Just tell us you've seen this advert. So, there's no excuse not to get in touch to discuss transforming your home with shutters today!

"You have been the best company I have ever dealt with. Love the shutters!" Judy Steele, Chichester

Give us a call today on 01243 252097

We centre Our r herba but w veget to The

We w many tested are gr grow stock growe by loc

It's n relate ment and fe


The Ashf Maid


Friday, May 18, 2018

Girls tackle football course GIRL footballers are getting stuck in to new courses in Bognor Regis and Easebourne. THe FA-backed SSE Wildcats Girls' Football Centres offer them the chance to learn the skills to emulate England's leading women players. THe centres have recently started and will last until at least mid-August. THey join an existing centre in Chichester and are open to primary school age girls. Girls who want to try football and those who play and want to improve are both welcome. THose who have already been are enthusiastic about the sessions run by FA Level 2 qualified coaches. Elodie Rigate-Howard, four, said: "I like having my friends there, playing football and having lots of fun. Oh, and scoring goals." Six-year-old Imogen O'Boyle said: "I like going to Wildcats Football because I scored a goal at

my first session and helped my team win." THe new coaching is run by South Coast Sports Coaching led by former Brighton, Southampton and Portsmouth player Ali O'Brien. She said: "THis is a super opportunity to grow and develop girls' football in our area. "THe aim is to introduce new girls to the beautiful game, to assist with the development of those already playing and to provide a pathway into playing at local clubs and even creating new teams where none exist." THe sessions are held at the Longbrook Pavilion, Hook Lane, Bognor Regis, from 5pm6pm, Mondays, and on Wednesdays at the same time at Easebourne Primary School. THe course at Chichester is at 10am-11.30am on Saturdays, at Chichester College's playing fields. THe first week is free. Following weeks are £3. Profits are put back into girls' football in the area.

News 17

` Exam season starts HUNDREDS of thousands of pupils around the country are starting to sit new GCSEs this week. THe 20 rigorous exams have been praised by the government's schools standards minister, Nick Gibb, the MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, as being essential to prepare pupils for the careers Britain needs. Mr Gibb said he wished students well in tackling the papers. "THese more rigorous, gold-standard GCSEs are helping to nurture the next generation of scientists, linguists and historians. "Whatever pupils want to do with their lives, these qualifications will prepare them for future success and help deliver the skills Britain needs to be fit for the future," he said. "THanks to our reforms and the hard work of teachers, education standards are rising in our schools and last year, teachers and pupils responded well to the new English and maths exams." THe replacement GCSEs include the sciences, French, German, Spanish, history and geography. THey have been designed with employers in mind. THey will be graded 9 to 1, with 9 as the top grade. Maths and English exams moved to the new grades last year.

` Competition winners

f The Chichester Wildcats take a break

f The young players improve their skills

We are an independent, family run nursery and garden centre with the emphasis on and a passion for plants. Our ranges include shrubs, fruit, climbers, roses, trees, herbaceous perennials, conifers, ferns, grasses and bamboos but we also seasonally sell things like herbs, bedding plants, vegetables, alpines and Christmas trees. Please come along to The Nursery to see for yourself our high quality plants. We work constantly to increase our plant ranges and have many new introductions to offer alongside the tried and tested old favourites. A large percentage of the plants we sell are grown here at The Nursery; If we had more room we'd grow more but we just can't squeeze them in! The rest of the stock is bought in from other carefully selected, reputable growers with the vast majority of the bedding being produced by local growers. It's not all plants though, we offer pots, compost and plant related sundries such as fertilisers and pesticides, not to mention a range of wildlife products to help out our furred and feathered friends.

Tel: 01622 737801 The Potted Garden Nursery, Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 4NH

The Wonder of Window Boxes Window boxes can bring a touch of glamour to any window sill and provide everyone with the opportunity of growing flowers, veg and herbs outdoors, without the need for a garden. When planting up your window box, there are a few things you need to bear in mind. A window-box looks best if it fits as exactly as possible to the size of the window and whatever type or style you use, make sure it is securely anchored. Ensure your container has drainage holes, and the same goes for any plastic liner you are using (important for wooden window boxes as liners protect against rotting or warping due to prolonged contact with wet soil). Plants will use up the limited nutrients in compost quite quickly, so mix slow-

release fertiliser granules into the compost when planting – this will gradually release nutrients throughout the growing season for a brilliant display. Make sure that your window boxes are easily accessible from either side. They will need frequent watering and tending, especially in the summer months, so it’s important they are easy to reach. To stop your window boxes drying out quickly, water them regularly and consider incorporating water-retaining gel into your planting medium. Boxes that seem to be overflowing with flowers provide a more beautiful and natural look so go for cascading plants to soften edges, and plant flowers close together so that they appear to be bursting with foliage. For a suitably lush

CONGRATULATIONS to our competition winners: Sheila Fildew from Bognor Regis, Helen Fryer from Bognor Regis and Kim Hopkinson from Sidlesham. You all correctly answered Herb Miller as the brother of Glenn Miller and win a pair of tickets to see THe Big Band at THe Regis Centre.

effect you need plenty of leaf so include at least one good foliage variety in each plant mix. Annuals and tender perennials such as sun loving petunias, lobelia, fragrant nicotiana and night scented stocks usually grow for a year before being discarded so they don’t require much root space. Half-hardy perennials, such as geraniums, are perfectly at home growing in containers and, if you deadhead regularly, they’ll provide continuous blooms for months. If your kitchen window box is in the sun, then you can grow a variety of edible plants such as dwarf tomatoes, lettuce and peppers, as well as herbs like thyme, chives, parsley, and sage. Many of us will have some, if not all, windowsills that are in shade for the best part of the day so shade lovers such as ivy, hart’s tongue and ferns are a good choice. The beauty of window boxes is that with a mixture of perennial and annual plants you can have a seasonal makeover to keep everything looking fresh. Summer planting can include french marigolds, begonias, busy lizzies, and fuschias with trailing sweet peas or lobelia; for winter selections try combining dwarf skimmia japonica, hellebores, cyclamen and winter heather. If pots and containers are just part of your outside space then here are some gardening tips for this month from the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) • Plant out seedlings and young plants • Watering and weeding • Start spraying roses to stop black spot and mildew • Fast growing hedges will need a trim • Plant hanging baskets and containers • Plant salad leaves seeds • Tie up climbers • Feed spring bulbs for next year • Plant out tomatoes • Mow the lawn

18 News

Friday, May 18, 2018

Charity holds activities for dementia patients f Chichester College

City's college gets recognition as best-performing in Sussex CHICHESTER College has been recognised as the best-performing college, for students aged 16-18, in Sussex. Government figures show the college recorded a student achievement rate for students aged 16-18 (across all levels) of 87.2 per cent in the academic year of 2016-17 – more than six per cent higher than the county's average for further education colleges. THis is also 5.7 percentage points higher than the national average. THe published data list achievement rates for 16 to 18-year-olds based on the number of learners staying on at college and successfully achieving qualifications.

PEOPLE suffering with dementia and their carers can attend activities and events at Sage House next week. THe charity, Dementia Support, which opened its doors last week with a special ceremony including HRH Countess of Wessex, is raising awareness about the condition during national Dementia Action Week. Based in Tangmere, the charity has linked with various local organisations and community groups. THe Weald and Downland Museum, West Bognor Flower Club, Alive! Activities and

Andrew Green, Chichester College principal and executive principal for the Chichester College Group, said: “We are extremely proud of this fantastic achievement. “It reflects the hard work of our staff and students, and they should all be proud of their accomplishments. “In August, we celebrated another year of phenomenal A-level achievement, with 99.1 per cent pass rate, and these latest achievement rates just build upon that. “Despite exams and assessments becoming ever more difficult, the staff and students have shown great commitment to achieve high standards consistently.”

Tuppenny Barn are holding events to provide therapeutic and stimulating benefits for people living with dementia. Music and art have a therapeutic benefit for people living with dementia, and Sage House will be holding its singing for the soul and watercolour painting sessions. Harry Vinsome will also be singing classics from the 1940s onwards on Friday, May 25. THere will also be an opportunity to get legal advice around dementia from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and James Cameron Legal. Solicitor clinics will be

run throughout the week. Dementia Friends Sessions will also be held during Dementia Action Week. THis National Alzheimer’s Society initiative gives people an understanding of what it is like to live with dementia. Anyone can become a Dementia Friend and it is particularly suitable for people in a public facing role or who have a family member living with dementia. If you are interested in attending any Dementia Action Week events at Sage House, please call the office on: 01243 888691 for further information.


f Activities held at Sage House during the royal opening last week

Come and see us in our Bognor Regis Office! Bring in your stories and adverts. We will be happy to see you. We are interested in your local news and our newspaper campaigns are affordable and tailored to suit the budget of every advertiser. We support local companies and have a fantastic in-house team of experienced photographers, journalists and designers to help promote your business! We are open on weekdays from 9am to 5pm.



Local news | Lifestyle | Entertainment | Business | Advertising | Sport | Politics | Community | Jobs Email: | | Tel: 01243 908506

63 London Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 1DF

Find us on

Release Director: Starring Josh Bro Genre: A

IT'S been tw couples to Valentine's downright project prov the cinemat

Friday, May 18, 2018

Ace 19

Your FREE weekly entertainment guide

Plus What's On


BRITISH director Andrew Haigh's Lean on Pete is a remarkable heartfelt affair which beautifully portrays how people deal with loss, in this case a young boy and his stolen horse across America. Charley finds a kindred spirit when he gets a job looking after a racehorse that is being run into the ground by Steve Buscemi’s low-life trainer and Chloë Sevigny’s worldweary jockey. Haigh (45 Years) and his lead Charlie Plummer (All the Money in the World) deliver a complex and moving piece of cinema. Few recent films have been more keenly anticipated than Black Panther. It’s no ordinary adventure as the king of Wakanda finds out when he rises to the throne, his claim challenged by an outsider. With Michael B. Jourdan, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyongo, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, and welcome cameos from Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker. Padmaavat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s extravagant medieval epic, the subject of controversy in its home country, makes for a gloriously stirring spectacle of honour, valour, and obsession. Set in 1303 AD medieval India, Allaudin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) is obsessed with Rani Padmini (Deepika Padukone) and wants to capture Chittor and the queen, the dazzling visuals,




sumptuous palace interiors and music adding to the spectular story-telling. Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay and David Tennant headline in You, Me and Him, a bittersweet romantic comedy delivers both big laughs and impactful emotion. Olivia (Lucy Punch) is brisk, broody and pushing 40, while her girlfriend, Alex (Faye Marsay), is messy, free-spirited. As for the ‘him’, that’ll be John (David Tennant), who gets Alex pregnant after a drunken one-night stand. But Olivia is pregnant, too. Oh, dear. John Hurt’s last film, That Good Night, is a wonderful tribute to the much-loved actor who plays Ralph, a once-famous writer who is terminally ill and wants to be reconciled with his son Michael. But Ralph, ever-tetchy, picks an argument, a nameless visitor (Charles Dance) giving him the opportunity to right some wrongs. Anwen Hurt, John’s widow, will introduce the film today (7.15pm) during its week’s run. Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, from La Scala, Milan, is conducted by Riccardo Chaillet, soprano Rosa Feola starring in this new production by Davide Livermore (May 20). Visit to book tickets and reserve seats. Box office: 01243 786650. Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 7XY




LISTINGS: Fri 18 May 13:30 That Good Night (12A) 92m 15:45 Lean on Pete (15) 121m 18:15 That Good Night 20:30 You, Me and Him (15) 98m Sat 19 May 12:30 Lean on Pete 15:00 Padmaavat (12A) 164m 18:15 That Good Night 20:30 Black Panther (12A) 134m Sun 20 May 12:15 That Good Night 14:30 Don Pasquale (Scala, Milan) 150m inc interval 17:30 Lean on Pete 20:00 You, Me and Him Mon 21 May Closed For Projection Window Replacement Tue 22 May 18:15 That Good Night 20:30 Lean on Pete Wed 23 May 12:15 That Good Night 14:30 You, Me and Him 16:45 Lean on Pete Thu 24 May 12:30 Lean on Pete 15:00 Black Panther 17:45 That Good Night 20:00 Padmaavat

20 Ace

Friday, May 18, 2018

Shows & Events YOUR GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON To promote your event email us at: or phone: 01243 908506

EXHIBITIONS DOUG DAVIS until Sun, May 20 Ticket price: Free admission Address: Oxmarket Gallery, St Andrew’s Court, Chichester PO19 1YH Tel: 01243 779103 Email: FORGOTTEN WRECKS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR until Wed ,May 30 Free admission Address: Manor House, Church St, Littlehampton BN17 5EW Tel: 01903 738100 SCHOOLS' ART: WAR HORSE until Fri, June 22 Ticket price: Free admission Address: Manor House, Church St, Littlehampton BN17 5EW Tel: 01903 738100 ANITA RICHARDS Tues, May 22 - Sun, June 3 Ticket price: Free admission Address: Oxmarket Gallery, St. Andrew’s Court, Chichester PO19 1YH Tel: 01243 779103 Email:

CHICHESTER ART SOCIETY SUMMER EXHIBITION Tues, June 19, - Sun, July 1, 10am 4.30pm (closed Monday, June 25) Free entry, original and contemporary art, all work for sale Address: THe Oxmarket Gallery, St Andrews Court off East Street, Chichester PO191YH MINIS AT THE QUARRY Sat, May 19-Sun, May 20, 10am-4.30pm Ticket price: adult £14, children £8 Address: Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre,New Barn Road, Amberley, Arundel BN18 9LT Tel: 01798 831370 Email:

FAMILY FUN MILITARY VEHICLE HOME FRONT WEEKEND Sat, May 19-Sun, May 20, 10am-4.30pm Ticket price: adult £12.50, child £7 (child under 4 free), senior £11.50 Address: Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre,New Barn Rd, Amberley, Arundel BN18 9LT Tel: 01798 831370 Email: CASTLE SIEGE Sat, May 26 - Mon, May 28, 10am 4.30pm Ticket price: adult £21, child 5-16 £10, 60+ £18.50, family £50 Address: Arundel Castle, Arundel BN18 9AB Tel: 01903 882173

LOST IDENTITY - LIVING WITH A BRAIN INJURY (COMMUNITY GALLERY) until Fri, July 13 Ticket price: Free admission Address: Manor House, Church St, Littlehampton BN17 5EW Tel: 01903 738100 CASS PRESENTS: OLAF BREUNING until Sun, Sept 2 Ticket price: Free with general entry Address: Cass Sculpture Foundation, New Barn Hill, Goodwood PO18 0QP Tel: 01243 538 449 Email:

ITCHENOR SUMMER FETE Sat, May 26, midday - 4.30pm Free entry Address: Itchenor Memorial Hall, Itchenor Road, Itchenor PO20 7DL THE BIG BANK HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN DAY! Sun, May 27 Ticket price: Children free (under 18) Address: Fontwell Park Racecourse, Arundel Road, Fontwell, Arundel BN18 0SY Tel: 01243 543335 Email:

GUIDED FAMILY WALK OF ROMAN CHICHESTER Monday, May 28, 2pm – 3pm Ticket price: £3 per person Address: THe Novium Museum, Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH Tel: 01243 775888

ARUNDEL PLAYERS Mon - Sat, June 11 -16 at 7.30pm Ticket price: from £10 Address: THe Priory Playhouse, London Road, Arundel BN18 9FA Box office (opens May 14) : 07523 417926 More info:

GET HANDS-ON WITH HISTORY May 28- June 1 Ticket price: Regular admission children must be accompanied by an adult at all times Address: Weald & Downland Living Museum, Town Ln, Chichester PO18 0EU Tel: 01243 811014

YESTER YEAR, ROCK N ROLL THAT'LL BE THE DAY WITH TRIBUTE BANDS APACHE ROAD (THE SHADOWS) AND MUSIC EXPRESS Sat, July 14, 7pm - 11.30pm Tickets £6/£6.50 on the door (ticket sales: The Barnham Community Hall) Address: Yapton Rd, Barnham, Bognor Regis PO22 0AY Tel: 01243 278110 Bar - raffle (period dress optional) In aid of two charities, Cancer Research & THe Heart Foundation

ROMAN CRAFT – MOSAICS Tuesday, May 29, 11am – 2pm Ticket price: £2 per child Address: THe Novium Museum, Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH Tel: 01243 775888 ROWLANDS CASTLE CRAFT FAYRE Sat, June 2, 10am - 1pm Ticket price: free admission Address: Parish Hall, Links Lane, Rowlands Castle PO9 6AD Email: rowlandscastlecraftfayre@

MUSIC THE RIDGEWAY CHORALE Sat, May 19, at 7.45pm Ticket price: free entry Address: Holy Trinity Church, THe Vicarage, Bosham Ln, Bosham PO18 8HX FABIO ZANON RECITAL AT THE REGIS SCHOOL OF MUSIC Sat, May 26, 7.30pm Ticket price: £15 non-members, £10 members, full-time students halfprice, under 18 free Address: 46 Sudley Road, Bognor Regis PO21 1ER Tel: 01243 866 462 / 01243 266 017 THE MILE ROSES Fri, June 1, at 8pm Ticket price: £10 Address: THe Chichester Inn, West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RP Tel: 01243 783185

THE ROCK HOUSE FESTIVAL 2018 Sat, July 28, Time - doors: 12.30pm/ afternoon: 1pm - 5pm/evening: 6pm - 10pm Entry - £10 day ticket/£6 half day ticket + booking fee, early bird day tickets - £8+booking fee Address: - Green Door Store, Trafalgar Arches, Brighton Age: 16+ event/3414410

SOCIAL FUN CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS Thur, May 31 – Sat, June 2 Tickets from £8 Address: Chichester Cathedral, Chichester Tickets from: www. Over 80 spectacular floral arrangements, cafes, festival and plant fair, entertainment. GENTLEMAN'S EVENING Sat, June 16 Ticket price: from £15 Address: Fontwell Park Racecourse, Arundel Road, Fontwell, Arundel BN18 0SY Tel: 01243 543335 Email:

BARN DANCE AND PLOUGHMAN’S SUPPER WITH LICENSED CASH BAR AND RAFFLE Fri, July 20, 7.30pm - 10.30pm Ticket price: £15 (numbers are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment) Address: THe Apuldram Centre, Common Farm, Appledram Lane South, Chichester PO20 7PE Tel: 01243 783370 Email: TEA DANCE Every Wednesday, 2pm – 4pm Ticket price:£3 - everyone welcome Address: Pagham Village Hall, Pagham Road, Bognor Regis PO21 4N Tel: 01243 931955

THEATRE CREATIVE MINDS - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN SCREENING Thur, May 24, at 2pm Ticket price: £5 each but a carer will go free. This is open to anyone who is living with dementia, their carers, friends and family. Address: Kings THeatre, Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2QJ Tel: 02392 828282 THE CHALK GARDEN Fri, May 25 – Sat, June 16 Ticket price: £10 Address: Chichester Festival THeatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP Tel: 01243 781312 Email: CIRQUE BERSERK Sun, May 27 - Wed, May 30 Ticket price: adult from £19, child from £10 Address: Kings THeatre, Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2QJ Tel: 02392 828282 Email: RANDOM/GENERATIONS until Sat, June 2, at 7.45pm Ticket price: £20 Address: Chichester Festival THeatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP Tel: 01243 781312 Email:

Please email your events at least one week prior to publication to

Friday, May 18, 2018

THE LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK Tues, June 5, at 7.30pm Ticket price: £24.50 full price, £22.50 concessions Address: THe Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1BL Tel: 01243 861010 BORN TO WIN Sat, July 7, at 7.30pm Ticket price: £30, £28, VIP: £50 Address: Worthing Pavilion THeatre, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PX Tel: 01903206206 Email: WAR HORSE until Sat, June 9 Ticket price: from £18 Address: Mayflower THeatre, 22-26 Commercial Rd, Southampton SO15 1GE Tel: 02380 711811

OTHER BOGNOR PROM 10K Sun, May 20, at 10.30am Registration fee: affiliated (£16.50 after fees): £14.38, unaffiliated (£18.50 after fees): £16.24 Address: West Park, Bognor Regis PO21 2RB THe race starts at West Park in Aldwick and follows the Bognor Regis esplanade through Felpham, and then returns along the seafront back to West Park.

COMING HOME WORKSHOPS, COMING BACK TO YOURSELF Sun, June 3, 9.30am to 4pm Ticket price: £50 per person, £25 deposit required. Eight places only. Address: THe New Park Community Centre, New Park Road, Chichester PO19 7XY Tel: 07787754123 Booking and more information www.

CHICHESTER MODEL ENGINEERS May 20, 1 pm - 5 pm Entrance free (Ride behind one of our live steam model locos. Drive an OO train. Tickets £1 per ride) Address: Blackberry Lane Chichester PO19 7FS BOGNOR REGIS & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: THE MODERN KITCHEN GARDEN BARRY NEWMAN Thur, May 24, at 7.30pm Ticket price: Members £2, visitors £3 (Membership £5 annually, nonmembers welcome) Address: Jubilee Hall, Chalcraft Lane, North Bersted, Bognor Regis PO21 5SU

Ace 21

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY GARDEN PARTY Tues, May 29, 2pm – 5pm Entry £2.50 includes a cream tea Address: Aldsworth House, Aldsworth, nr Emsworth PO10 8QT Tel: 079973 760285 Email: COMPANION DOG SHOW Sun, June 17, from 11.30am Entry £2.00 per dog/class 1st entry and £1.50 each subsequent dog, free admission and car parking Address: North Bersted Community Centre, Chalcraft Lane, North Bersted PO21 5UB Tel: 01243 586770 In support of Lowland Search Dogs Sussex. Sponsored by THW Landscape Construction. Judging starts at 1pm. All classes, breed, obedience and novelty, also Kennel Club good citizen bronze award and fastest recall, agility and flyball. Many stalls, refreshments, raffle and much more. WESTBOURNE OPEN GARDENS Sun, June 17, 10.30am to 5pm Entry: £8 adults, accompanied under 14s free Address: Whitechimney Row, Westbourne, Emsworth PO10 8RN

Penelope Keith Amanda Root Oliver Ford Davies


Alan Strachan directs this singular comedy, a startling insight into mother-daughter relationships.

25 May – 16 June 01243 781312 #TheChalkGarden




T FREE* N E M IN A T R E ALL ENT ing epaint

Fac • r i Laser Quest a • f s e d Fun i R Bouncy Castles•Pony ult Course Assa • o o Z Mini

Tel: 01243 543 335 Gates open 12 noon * Some game stalls may charge

Friday, May 18, 2018

Puzzles 23








Codeword is the crossword puzzle with no clues. THe number in each square corresponds to a letter. Work out the words in the grid using the letters provided. Fill in these known letters first, then use skill and judgement to work our the others.


8 9







24 12







16 17










24 3
























21 1


16 1


















12 9



Down 1. Plant with bright flowers (13) 2. Brilliant (5) 4. Allocate (6) 5. Immediately (12) 6. Sincere (7) 7. Legerdemain (7,2,4) 8. Troublemaker (6-6) 14. Enigmas (7) 16. Sporting venues (6) 19. Opposite one of two (5)













































































2 4




3 4



You have 10 mins to find as A M many words as possible I I using the letters in the H wheel. Each T E must use the hub letter U L and at least 3 others. Letters may be used only once. You cannot use plurals, foreign words or proper nouns. THere is at least one 9-letter word to be found.













































Test your grey matter have fun at the same time












9 3






12 23








20 14


22 9




7 5













You have been given a start word and an end word. In order to win the game, you must change the word progressively, creating an existing word at each step. You must only on each step change a single letter.



Across 1. Snug (4) 3. Corridors (8) 9. Shows again (7) 10. Extent or limit (5) 11. Clean thoroughly; vegetation (5) 12. Acquiring (7) 13. Cared for (6) 15. Imminent danger (6) 17. Secret place (7) 18. Remote in manner (5) 20. Grinding machines (5) 21. Former Greek monetary unit (7) 22. Fail to look after properly (8) 23. Push; poke (4)








20 21

4 5








19 7

























Check out all the solutions next week



2 8 5 9 3 6 7 1 4

3 4 7 8 5 1 6 9 2

1 9 6 7 2 4 8 5 3

5 7 4 1 6 9 3 2 8

9 6 2 3 7 8 1 4 5

8 1 3 5 4 2 9 6 7

6 5 8 4 1 3 2 7 9

4 3 1 2 9 7 5 8 6

7 2 9 6 8 5 4 3 1

f WORDWHEEL THIS is the 9 letter word:

HAMMERING We hope you had lots of fun coming up with words in the 10 minutes allowed.

CARP WARP WASP WASH WISH FISH Can you solve our fiendishly tricky crossword? Take your time, you may need to

24 Advertising Feature

Friday, May 18, 2018

Proud supporter of St Wilfrid's Hospice

Chichester Office Tel: 01243 780211 Selsey Office Tel: 01243 602832 East Wittering Tel: 01243 671782 Advice for the elderly

SMR solicitors have been supporting clients for over 200 years and guarantee an expert service from a helpful team. From our offices in Chichester, Selsey and East Wittering, we are ideally placed to offer a range of quality legal services to businesses and individuals.

Building or neighbour disputes Relationship breakdown Employment law Debt collection Tenancy problems Wills Inheritance tax Dealing with property on death Power of Attorney

Whether you are an Executor or the next of kin, at SMR Solicitors we can provide practical guidance to help you deal with the administration of someone’s estate. At SMR you will deal with an individual rather than a team and we strive to take some of the burden from you and leave you time to grieve and support your family.

Change of property ownership Buying and selling property Business premises and tenancies


He by in Fo

HELP your l while recor regards to y possessions St Wilfrid the local co Make a Will Monday, Jun Participati are giving enabling y written or a donation initiative in making this paying the s providing th free of charg “Make a excellent o the invalua provides, w of a professi Ursula Wat Ide LLP in

SMR Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Reg No: 00079017

The Next Level Every year, we help hundreds of West Sussex individuals, families and businesses to agree on the best next step. We listen carefully to your story – where you are today and what you want to achieve. With our empowering and balanced advice, you can be confident that the next decision is the right one. Your life requires resolve and determination. Together, we can lift you higher.

• Moving House • Starting and Growing a Business • Resolving Family or Marriage Issues • Creating or updating a Will • Managing Probate • Tackling Disputes

Proud supporter of St Wilfrid’s Hospice Chichester: 01243 787899

Storrington: 01903 745666

Positive Steps, Securely Made

Petworth: 01798 342391


Friday, May 18, 2018

Advertising Feature 25

Help your hospice by using a solicitor in its Make a Will Fortnight scheme HELP your local hospice, St Wilfrid’s, while recording your wishes with regards to your loved ones, pets and possessions. St Wilfrid’s Hospice is inviting the local community to support its Make a Will Fortnight scheme from Monday, June 4, to Friday, June 15. Participating local solicitors are giving their services for free, enabling you to have your will written or amended in return for a donation to the hospice. THe initiative invites people to consider making this donation rather than paying the solicitors who are kindly providing their time and expertise free of charge. “Make a Will Fortnight is an excellent opportunity to support the invaluable work the Hospice provides, whilst gaining the benefit of a professionally drafted Will,” said Ursula Watt, a partner at George Ide LLP in Chichester, which has

supported the scheme for many years. Individuals fundraising manager Marcia Nguyen at St Wilfrid’s Hospice said: “We are hugely grateful to the participating local solicitors who generously give their time and expertise to help us in this important annual fundraising initiative." Head of private client at SMR Solicitors, Matthew Field, said: “From our offices in Chichester, Selsey and the Witterings, SMR Solicitors has supported the St Wilfrid’s Hospice make a Will week each year since its inception. "We have seen first hand the care and support that the Hospice provides to the local community both at the hospice and in the homes of those in need. We are grateful to the hospice to provide us with such a wonderful opportunity to support the work that they do. "We hope to be able to extend the

reach of the scheme next year to the Bognor area with our new office opening next month in West Meads.” Laura Colville, from Anderson Rowntree Solicitors, said: "We are proud to be supporting the St Wilfrid’s Hospice Make Your Will Fortnight again this year and look forward to helping the hospice raise funds to continue their great work in the local community. "Being a Chichester resident myself, I am very familiar with St Wilfrid’s Hospice. I have friends who work there and who regularly update me with details of their fundraising activities. "I am delighted to be able to make a contribution to the wonderful work the hospice does as it make such a difference to the lives of local people. We hope to be able to take on more appointments than in previous years and would encourage local people to get in touch to book a slot.”

Make your will and help us too Make a Will Fortnight Monday 4th June - Friday 15th June

Please contact any of these local solicitors directly to make your appointment: Helen Gagan Solicitors Felpham Chambers 60 Felpham Road  Felpham BOGNOR REGIS PO22 7NZ Tel: 01243 867330 Helen Gagan

Anderson Rowntree Avenue House Southgate CHICHESTER PO19 1ES Tel: 01243 787899 Laura Colville

SMR Solicitors 50 Westgate CHICHESTER PO19 3HE Tel: 01243 812316 Kathy Green and Greg Woods

SMR Solicitors 1 Kingfisher Parade EAST WITTERING PO20 8BJ Tel: 01243 671782 Caroline Barnes 

Hobbs Law LLP 21 Tennyson Road Aldwick BOGNOR REGIS PO21 2SB Tel: 01243 888295 Louise Hobbs

George Ide LLP 52 North Street CHICHESTER PO19 1NQ Tel: 01243 786668 Ursula Watt, Jan Conrad and Leanne McGauley

The Owen Kenny Partnership Old Market House Market Avenue CHICHESTER PO19 1JR Tel: 01243 532777 David Thornton, Emily Allchurch, Julie Jones, Rachel Cook and Imogen Manuel

Addison Law 8 North Street EMSWORTH PO10 7DD Tel: 01243 372306 Christopher Halliwell and Alexandra Mullen

SMR Solicitors 87 High Street SELSEY PO20 0QW Tel: 01243 602832 Matthew Field and Elizabeth Osmend

Help your local Hospice while recording your wishes with regards to your loved ones, pets and possessions.

Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 281963


IF YOU know life, you will involved. In 2016, 5 Britain. Of th cent female. show 18,220 took their ow It’s appare for men age person in 1 point in th that men ar because the about depre You can se is a quote,

If you are considering writing your Will and would like to find out about the difference a gift in your will can make to Marie Curie, come along to Fishbourne Roman Palace on Thursday 31st May in Chichester to hear more about how these special gifts could help local people living with a terminal illness and their families. If you're thinking about leaving a gift in your Will to Marie Curie, we'd love to have the chance to meet you. Attending one of our Legacy events is a useful opportunity

to ask any questions you may have about writing a Will to a qualified Wills and Probate Solicitor. You’ll also hear about the care services we provide and you are welcome to join a guided tour of the Palace at the end of the event. There are several reasons why it is extremely important to have a Will in place. If you die before making a Will, there are laws which can determine where your assets and your money will go and result in your wishes not being carried out. This can be very distressing and cause upset

for your family at a time when they are already grieving the loss of a loved one. Your wishes are important; remember you can’t take it with you! A Will can ensure that when you die, your family, friends or chosen charities, get to inherit your assets as you would have wanted. Places are limited. To apply call or email Toni Denyer on 01883 832 639 or toni. for more information or to reserve your place.

About Marie Curie Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance. Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, and with its nine hospices around the UK, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.

apply nyer toni. or to

Lifestyle 27

Health & Wellbeing

by Denise Kelly

Big need to talk about topic far too important to ignore IF YOU know anyone that has taken his or her own life, you will know how devastating it is for everyone involved. In 2016, 5,668 suicides were recorded in Great Britain. Of these, 75 per cent were male and 25 per cent female. Between 2003 and 2013, the statistics show 18,220 people with mental health problems took their own life here in the UK. It’s apparently the most common cause of death for men aged between 20–49. It’s a fact that one person in 15 has made suicidal attempts at some point in their lives, and apparently the reason that men are more likely to take their own lives is because they are less likely to ask for help, or talk about depressive or suicidal feelings. You can see on the Samaritan website that there is a quote, and its says, 'Suicide is complex. It

when g the

rtant; ke it nsure amily, rities, ts as

Friday, May 18, 2018

usually occurs gradually, progressing from suicidal thoughts, to planning, to attempting suicide and finally dying by suicide’. Many factors might predict if someone is more at risk of feelings of suicide or of acting out these thoughts, such as: 1 - Feeling depressed, withdrawn and anxious 2 - Loss of interest in hobbies, socialising or own appearance 3 - Expressing feelings of hopelessness or purposeless 4 - Talking about wanting it all to end 5 - Many people express thoughts of wanting to die or end it all in the year before the act to relatives, partners, peers or professionals I am not professing to be an expert on mental health, and I certainly know that until recently I was under the illusion/belief if the person talked about it, they would not go through with the act. How very wrong that misconception was. THat’s why I am passionate about getting the message across, and helping to raise awareness about this sensitive and painful subject, that is so close to my heart. THe use of antidepressants has more than doubled in recent years. In England, 64.7m prescriptions were issued for antidepressants in 2016 at a cost of £266.6m. A recent Oxford University study found that antidepressants were more effective in treating depression than placebo and that antidepressants are effective. However, what is worrying is the increase in the use of antidepressants by children and young people. In Scotland alone, 5,572 children under 18 were prescribed antidepressants for anxiety and depression in 2016. THis figure has more than

doubled since 2009/2010. THere is some doubt of the benefits in this age category. In developed countries such as the UK, people eat a greater variety of foodstuffs than ever before – but it doesn’t mean that they are well nourished. In fact, many people do not eat enough nutrients that are essential for good brain health, opting for a diet of heavily processed food containing artificial additives and sugar. THe link between poor mental health and nutrition deficiencies has been acknowledged by nutritionists for years. However, psychiatrists/mental health specialists are only now becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of using nutritional approaches to help mental health issues. On June 4, I am joining two experts in this subject for a talk at Everyone Active, formerly THe Westgate Centre) in Chichester from 6pm. It should be an informative evening around mental health issues and the tools you can use to help you through challenging times. We have chosen to use a small room for this first talk

as we want to keep it more intimate and low key. We are planning a larger event over two days, later in the summer, which could really help to change your life. I have worked with Steve Neale (the owner of Steve Neale International) in many countries for 10 years now, and he is the best in his field. THis is a very rare opportunity to hear him speak, To book your place at £10 a person please call me on: 07730 671436. Denise Kelly is a passionate and motivated 'health expert/nutritionist'. Her company is called DK - The Wellbeing company and represents all things health and fitness. Denise also runs a juice company 'Juice It' that makes and delivers healthy juices and smoothies. She is involved with motivational talks, conferences and corporate events regarding health all over the world and believes that knowledge is power and, ultimately, health is your only wealth!

The use of antidepressants has more than doubled in recent years

Sparkling wine is perfect marriage of taste & cost Martin Lury Our very own bon vivant gets to grips with all the best buys

SEVERAL marriages will have already been booked tomorrow before the royal announcement and so to either celebrate the royal wedding or, if you have not been invited, another couple's nuptials as I will so do in the case of my beloved Sonia. For such occasions, I have chosen to discard Cava as an option and intend to examine likely liquid contenders in the form of Prosecco, sparkling wines and de rigueur classic Champagne! In terms of Prosecco, if you like the sweeter variety, then Sainsbury's have discounted a Torretta Di Mondelli Prosecco to £6.25 offering apple and citrus flavours with a hint of almond. For £7.50, Sainsbury's also have a drier

Prosecco in the form of a Valdo Marco Oro Extra Dry Prosecco, but my favourite medium-priced Prosecco remains Tesco's Plaza Centro Prosecco which combines fruitiness with due dryness and has good bubbles and for circa £7 is one for all occasions! Sparkling wine is becoming one of England's recent success stories and I can wholeheartedly recommend Chapel Down and Nyetimber as fine examples thereof. THe Chapel Down NV Reserve Brut Sparkling Wine priced at an average price of £22 has fine bubbles and notes of red apple, lemon grass and fresh bread allied to biscuity, red berry flavours and a delightfully clean acidity - a great English sparkler! Nyetimber is similarly worthy of your attention, but will set you back a further £10! Incidentally, Chapel Down has been seen at number 10 Downing Street, so why not keep up with the Mays tomorrow? My final sparkler is another favourite of mine, namely a Cloudy Bay Pelorus named after Pelorus Jack, the famous dolphin of Marlborough , New Zealand. For circa £20 expended, this Rolls-Royce

of Champagne alternatives is an apéritif style of sparkling wine with lemon, hazelnut and brioche flavours to the fore and should not disappoint! We have now had choices A and B for

the big day, so let us now proceed to choice C - id est Champers! THe cheapest I can recommend is Aldi's Monsigny Brut, retailing incredibly for just £10.99! A good nose, fine bubbles, creaminess and flavours of baked apple and brioche make this a Champagne that shames many of its pricier rivals and remains a veritable bargain. For £18.99, the Co-Op's Les Pionniers

Champagne Brut continues to float my boat, being creamy and complex with citrus and white apple flavours added to biscuity notes, a hint of brioche and toast and culminating in a long dry finish. If you have deeper pockets, why not go for a Bollinger, and if you can spare over 100 smackers, I suggest either a Dom Perignon or a Krug to add finesse to the day - Buvez bien and enjoy!

ARFUR’S SALVAGE YARD WHY NOT PAY A VISIT TO ARFUR’S YARD WHEN UNDERTAKING YOUR NEXT DIY OR GARDEN PROJECT AS WE SPECIALISE IN GOOD, REUSABLE SALVAGE ITEMS: Assortment of used timbers  UPVC  Wood  Composite  Patio doors  Bathroom furniture  Basins  Bath  Shower bases 

Doors (internal & external) & Windows  Toilets  Kitchen sinks and taps  Bicycles  Power tools  Composters (220 & 300 litres) 



WINDOW FITTERS ALERT! We will buy above stock in good order for cash!


CALL 07 76 8 3 7 322 1 | 07938 739822 O R E M A I L AT ARFU RSSALVAG E@ GM A I L .C O M TO F I N D O U T MO RE!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Letters 29

Community News & Views PEOPLE across the Arun district are invited to find out next week how to create a more dementia-friendly community. THe Arun Dementia Action Alliance is hosting an event from 2pm-5pm next THursday at the Arun Civic Centre in Maltravers Road, Littlehampton. THis open forum will be a chance for members of the public who are affected by dementia, including family members and carers, to come together with organisations and professionals to share their thoughts, concerns and opinions about dementia provision in the area, what is already in place and what is needed in the future. THe aim of dementia alliances is to bring people and organisations together to work towards a dementia-friendly community where people affected by the disease can feel supported and accepted. Julie Bartholomew, who jointly chairs the alliance in the Arun district, said: "THe event will include an open forum discussion about the needs of people with dementia in the Arun area, the chance to become a Dementia Friend - an initiative of the Alzheimer's Society - and a fun, informal Five Ways to Wellbeing workshop." THe occasion will also feature information stands from organisations in the area who support people with dementia in various ways. THey will include Arun Wellbeing, Abbeyfield Care, Coastal West Sussex Mind, Alzheimer's Society and several solicitors. Sarah Rogers, who also chairs the alliance, said: "With 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and numbers set to rise to more than one million by 2025 and to two million by 2051, this is an incredibly hot topic of interest to many. "It is a vital time to consider how we can improve the support available in Arun for our residents."

Sir, IN YOUR article, ‘Crossing will cause queues’, about fixed railway gates at Yapton, pictured above, concern was expressed about ‘motorists seeking alternative routes’ and Barnham railway bridge, but what about the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in Lake Lane and Yapton Lane, Walberton? WSCC Highways and Network Rail have not mentioned that the fixed railway gates ‘improvement’ and a no right turn licence condition on Stuart Lyons' HGV licence will gift him a licence for a 24 hour haulage depot with no risk assessment, travel plan or safety audit required. In 2007, planning permission was refused due to the unsuitability of Lake Lane and Yapton junction to withstand further HGVs and on highway safety grounds (warning of future problems at the junction). Highways insisted further development that would generate more HGVs would require a safety audit of Lake Lane prior to permission. Surely, in the light of past documentation, we are owed a safety audit or re-assessment of the safety and sustainability of having an operating HGV depot in Lake lane and extra HGVs travelling through Walberton. If WSCC Highways are unwilling to undertake an open and transparent safety audit then Network Rail/Office of Rail and Road should obtain an independent highways safety assessor to do it for them. Before allowing an 24 hour HGV depot in Lake Lane, Network Rail/WSCC Highways/Arun District Council need to assess just how safe the whole of Lake Lane and Yapton Lane (Walberton) is to accommodate an HGV depot and excessive HGVs. Please let Network Rail Inspector of Railways know what you think. Jan Halstead, Lake Lane, Yapton (Member of Lake Lane Neighbourhood Group)

MONTHLY meetings are well underway for Bognor Regis area residents with an eyesight condition. THe town's group meetings of the Macular Society attract a small and loyal following, pictured above. But more people with the condition, which damages a person's central vision, have been urged to go along to ensure they do not have to face the future alone. One of those at May's meeting was Aldwick resident Jane Upton, 83. She has the dry version of macular degeneration. "I want to know more about the condition, what the future holds for me and if there is anything I can do about it," she said. A handful of members usually attend the meetings on the second THursday monthly at the 4Sight Vision Support offices at 36 Victoria Drive. THey take place from 10.30am-12.30pm. As well as swopping tips and information, the participants

PELARGONIUM expert Roger Butler, who grows them as a hobby, entertained Donnington Gardening Club with his illustrated talk, Pelargoniums My Way. Roger has been judging and speaking to clubs all over the country for more than 20 years and has visited at least 91 different village halls. All pelargoniums originate from the first seeds of Pelargonium triste which were brought over from

have the chance to hear a range of speakers. Earlier meetings this month have featured a representative from the Guide Dogs charity as well as two exhibitions about the equipment which is available to help their lives. Next month's meeting will take place on June 14 and feature a talk by Cheryl Berry about the work of Healthwatch West Sussex. THis organisation helps to ensure residents have the chance to comment about health services and shape their future provision. THe company, Independent Vision, will be at the July meeting and the charity, Blind Veterans UK, in August. Debbie Harper, 74, of Felpham, is another regular at the meetings. She said it would be good to see more people present. "THere must be a lot of people in the Bognor Regis area who have macular degeneration," she said. "It's good to get to know others with the condition."

South Africa in 1632 and were grown by plant hunter John Tradescant. THere are many different varieties of pelargoniums, including miniature, dwarf, regal, zonal, angels, ivyleaved, variegated and scented. THe club held its latest plant sale last Saturday. Last year's event is pictured above. Plants, books and gardening equipment were available for keen gardeners to buy.

CENTRES will close as West Sussex County Council changes the way it delivers some adult social care services. THe council runs several learning disability and specialist residential and day services which are used by more than 900 people. New proposals will allow greater chances for the council to support people who use the services to gain confidence and skills to be able to lead as active and independent a life as possible. THey include the closure of one of the three residential service sites of Marjorie Cobby House in Selsey, Tozer House, in Chichester and Hammonds, in Bognor Regis. It is also intended to close the Wrenford centre in Chichester and combine its services at the Chestnuts in Bognor Regis and Judith Adams in Chichester day centres. A survey to gather views about the changes is being run until May 31. A final decision is due to be taken by Cllr Amanda Jupp, the council's cabinet member for adults and health. "We know that changes to adult care services can be unsettling for the people who use them but I am confident these proposals will mean we can meet the needs of our most vulnerable residents in the way they would like," she said. "As demand for adult social care is increasing, people's needs are changing and, in many cases, becoming more complex. "In response to differing demands and the inevitable pressure this brings, we are changing how we deliver these important services to those who need them. "THese changes require a different approach which is less reliant on the provision of traditional building-based activities. "While these proposals are wide-ranging, it is important to stress that there will be no reduction in levels of support given to the people who use them." THe modernisation plans involve these services in the next five years: specialist day services, learning disability day services, residential and respite services for learning disability and older people, and shared lives services - where carers look after adults, unable to live independently, in their own homes. THe proposals involve reducing the number of buildings in which the services are delivered from 21 to 13. THe council will continue to offer services and activities in some residential homes and centres but there will be a move to offer more chances for support in local communities. Complete the survey at:

CHILDREN'S minister Nadhim Zahawi, pictured above second left, invited young people in care and care leavers from across West Sussex and neighbouring authorites to meet him. He wanted to discuss their views and experiences of the care system. Also with him was Anne Longford, the children's commissioner. THose invited to the meeting shared their individual journeys of being in care and highlighted key themes needed for change or improvement. THis included the importance of young people being treated the same as people not in care and sharing experiences of the care system so they can be improved upon. Carley, one of the care leavers who attended, said: "I felt that I was able to say everything that I wanted to. "THe minister was very good at trying to understand everyone's personal experiences and individual issues that people have faced. THe event has made me want to get more involved with representing people in care and care leavers again. Cllr Stephen Hillier, West Sussex County Council's cabinet member for children and young people, said: "It's very important that the voices of our young people in care and care leavers are heard, so we can reflect and improve upon the work we do. We look forward to hearing more from the Office of the Children's Commissioner as to how this and other meetings will shape further developments and improvements."

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



Friday, May 18, 2018

In association with 01243 775888

The Otter Gallery in the University of Chichester By Denise Meeson, volunteer at The Novium Museum THE OTTER Gallery is home to a nationally important collection of predominantly 20th century British art which includes both figurative and abstract works across all disciplines. It is located in the Learning Resource Centre at the University of Chichester’s Bishop Otter campus in College Lane and is accessible to students, staff and visiting members of the public. The collection was begun in 1947 at Bishop Otter College as it then was, by Eleanor Hipwell (Head of Art) with just three paintings which she acquired from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. At that time there was an emphasis on the rebuilding of Britain after the war as well as with the integration of the arts within education. This small beginning was taken up with enthusiasm by her successor as head of art, Sheila McCririck and principal Betty Murray, who had a vision that: 1. Living with works of art added a dimension to life and a quality not available

in any other form 2. Original works were the only ones capable of bestowing this extension and enrichment The two women were determined they would develop a collection of contemporary art that would inspire and inform the students at the college, and although severely lacking in funds they proved to be a formidable partnership. Sheila McCririck (1916-2001) was head of art at Bishop Otter College from 1949 to 1977 and as she had an excellent eye, she was often responsible for the acquisition of works by artists, when they were little known, such as Henry Moore and Stanley Spencer. Betty Murray (1909-98), principal from 1948 to 1970, meanwhile, was persuasive and persistent, and wrote many letters directly to artists. This joint approach resulted in the collection acquiring many quality works by artists such as Graham Sutherland, Paul Nash, William Scott, Patrick Heron, Sandra Blow, Mary

Support for the college’s programme of acquisitions also came from William Hussey, when he became Dean of Chichester cathedral in 1955.

f Alfred Wallis, Boat, c.1930.

f Otter Gallery.

f Paul Nash, Hampstead Gardens Under Snow, 1939.

Fedden , Ivon Hitchens , William Gear and John Craxton, among others. Sometimes, artists would agree to the long-term loan of specific pieces, but other methods of overcoming the very tight budget were also employed. For instance, when Betty Murray wrote to Ivon Hitchens in 1949 he suggested: "You don’t want artists' second-best pictures, nor is it fair to ask painters to lend their best, saleable work for long periods as the modern artist is mostly hard-pressed financially. Why don’t you buy two pictures a year on the instalment plan at £25-a-year each: if you know the artists you want then you can write to them, saving the dealers commission of 33 per cent – I could personally let you have a 75 guinea picture for 50 guineas." Support for the college’s programme of acquisitions also came from William Hussey, when he became Dean of Chichester cathedral in 1955. As well as commissioning works for the cathedral, he was responsible for amassing his own nationally important collection of 20th century art which he donated to the city of Chichester for display at Pallant House. He was particularly helpful in promoting acceptance of the sometimes challenging and controversial pieces which Sheila McCririck and Betty Murray selected; e.g. Black and White by Patrick Heron, an abstract piece that was considered unsuitable for young students by some members of the college’s governing body. Also, Autumn Stream by Ivon Hitchens, which joined the collection in 1950 and, although now very popular, it initially

provoked much debate among staff and students. This was often due to individual personal tastes, some seeing no value in ‘modern art’, preferring the reproduction of Old Masters. Thus, over the course of 30 years the nucleus of the collection was created, but in 1977 the project was thrown into doubt when the college merged with Bognor Regis College to form West Sussex Institute of Higher Education (now the University of Chichester). It was decided the collection should remain at Chichester under the guardianship of the college trustees. Artworks continued to be added to the collection and were displayed in the college at both Chichester and Bognor Regis. In 1990, the Chichester Institute of Higher Education opened the Mitre Gallery. By 1997/8, a purpose-built gallery was provided as part of the building of building the new Learning Resources Centre. A programme of exhibitions, which features works from the collection as well as work by established and emerging artists, is open to students, staff and visiting members of the public. Items are also sometimes loaned to other galleries regionally, nationally and internationally. Acquisitions are still being made whether by purchase or given as gifts and bequests, so the collection is still growing and evolving. Indeed, many recent additions are contemporary and by living artists. Information sourced from ‘The Bishop Otter art collection: a celebration’ edited by Gill Clarke, Sansom & Company, 2016. All photos courtesy of the Bishop Otter Trust, University of Chichester.

The Affordable Quality German Kitchen Largest German kitchen retailer in the U.K Supply only or fully installed Free design service Factory built rigid carcases Finance options available Award winning Designers with over 20 years experience Kütchenhaus Chichester 5-7 Ambassador’s House, Crane Street, Chichester, PO19 1LL 01243 780087

For more detailed information about kütchenhaus kitchens:

32 Classified

Friday, May 18, 2018


Kia Hybrid Challenge NEWBARN Kia are holding a special Kia Hybrid Challenge event throughout May and June 2018. It’s your opportunity to learn more about and experience the award winning Kia range of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). If low running costs, low car tax and no congestion charges interest you, then this event is right up your street. Hybrid vehicles are powered by a combination of electricity

and conventional fuel, with seamless transition between the two powertrains. THese hybrids reduce your carbon footprint with low CO2 emissions and can be charged at home or at work. Any customer who tests drives the Niro HEV/ PHEV, Optima PHEV or Optima Sportswagon PHEV will receive £1,000 off if they purchase one of these new, fuel-efficient models. THey will also be entered into Newbarn’s Hybrid Challenge Draw, where they could win a

` Test drive the all-new Kia Hybrid Electric Vehicles, 65 Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis ` Call 01243 841200

Philips Dash Cam ADR 620, worth £220. In addition if they decide to buy a Niro HEV, they will get a free home charging point and if they purchase any HEV or PHEV through Kia Personal Contract Purchase they will also receive a £500 finance deposit contribution. With potential fuel economy of well over 200mpg and CO2 emissions of just 29g/km, the new Kia Niro plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is easily Kia’s most efficient car to feature a combustion engine ever. THe Niro PHEV is the cornerstone of Kia's drive to reduce the average CO2 emissions of its range by 25 per cent, based on 2014 figures, by 2020. THe Optima PHEV sedan combines a 154bhp 2.0-litre direct injection petrol engine with a 50kW (67bhp) electric motor powered by a 9.8kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. THe electric motor replaces the torque

converter in the smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. When working together, the combustion engine and motor generate 202bhp and 375Nm of torque. THe new Optima Sportswagon combines the versatility of the conventional Optima Sportswagon with the high-efficiency powertrain found in the Optima Plug-in Hybrid sedan. THe new model provides buyers with 440 litres (VDA, with rear seats in upright position) of cargo space – 133 litres more than the Optima Plug-in Hybrid sedan. Hybrid sales in the UK and mainland Europe have doubled over the past five years and are expected to reach 700,000 a year by the end of the decade. THe Kia Hybrid Challenge is open from now until the end of June 2018 at Newbarn Kia, 65 Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis PO21 2NW; telephone 01243 841200.


Springs here!

UNBELIEVABLE DEALS ON ALL NEW 2018 REGISTERED MOTORCYCLES Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc Cain Road, Bracknell, RG12 1HL. Honda Finance Europe Plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authorty, Financial Services Register number 312541. South Coast Honda Authorised and Regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority 757477.

Unit 7, Chichester trade centre, Quarry Lane, Chichester, PO19 8ET 01243 884144 | email: |

34 Classified

Friday, May 18, 2018

PostJobs General vacancy



General Labourer Wanted to Join the Secure Site (UK)

are currently recruiting for


22k-28k (Depending on Experience) Immediate Start You will be a skilled labourer or handyman, have a full UK driving licence, and may have knowledge of one of the following skills;

• Good basic salary • Must have sales experience • Must have full driving licence and own car preferable

-Carpentry -Fencing -Welding -Machine Driving Although desirable, these are not essential as we are committed to training and really value staff progression through training. More details can be found at https://www. Apply Via or call 08456121312 ref Labourer Job


Post Newspapers Ltd, 63 London Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1DF | Telephone: 01243 908506 Email:



FAMILIES WANTED Earn money staying at home! Weekly from Monday to Friday Call CARMEN on

01962 771925 07835 343532

Storage in Eastergate to rent Storage Containers 20ft x 8ft x 8ft £115 pcm Also Commercial Storage yards to rent Suitable for small businesses Business rates included Flexible leases given Recorded cctv on site from 1,000sq ft Please contact for more information 01243 542344 / 07769204513


Please call Volunteer Now! On 01243 864220, email:, check out our website: follow us on Twitter @2VolunteerNow or like us on Facebook

Chichester Canal Trading Limited - Member – Chichester Ship Canal Trust The Canal Trading Company is wholly owned by the Chichester Ship Canal Trust and operates most of the public services that are provided at the Canal, it is also responsible for the maintenance of the canal and its boats. The Trust is responsible for setting the strategy and long term planning of the Canal Trust and monitors the activity and finances of the Trading Company. They are seeking new volunteers with commercial, retail or operations experience. Trading Company Board members meet up to 8 times a year to discuss and agree objective and budget setting, progress against objectives and current issues requiring resolution. Although it is not an essential requirement, members do take on-going leading roles in managing and developing specific areas of activity such as retail, towpath maintenance and the trip boats and their crew training. District Treasurer – Chichester District Scouts Chichester District Scouts is looking for someone to act

as Treasurer for the District Executive Committee (DEC) and to manage and monitor the financial activities. Tasks will include: preparing and presenting financial reports and accounts to the Executive Committee; leading the Executive Committee in the creation of budgets and financial planning, and the monitoring of these; ensuring that the District is financially able to function, has appropriate reserves and accounting procedures and controls in place; membership and attendance of any finance working groups or sub-committees set by the District Executive Committee where appropriate; and to be a full and active participant in Executive Committee meetings and activities. You will be required one evening every two months plus admin work of 2 or 3 hours per week at home plus attendance at AGM & Public Events approximately three times per year. Fun and Breaks Volunteer – Fun and Breaks (FAB) Fun and Breaks (FAB) exists to support disabled children and their families by providing regular and reliable short breaks which are stimulating and enjoyable, and to promote positive experiences with new friendships,

social activities and supportive relationships with carers. Volunteers are matched with a disabled child and their family to give them a short break of two hours a week or four hours a fortnight. Volunteers do a variety of activities with the child whilst they are in their care. The coordinator will take care to match your interest and skills with the child. You will have the opportunity to build a relationship with a child and give them and their family valuable support whilst having a fulfilling time yourself. Art Class Helper (Bognor Regis) – Workers Educational Association (WEA) Workers Educational Association (WEA) would like to find a volunteer to help their disabled adult students at a drawing and painting class on a Wednesday morning in term time. Classes are informal and run at a pace to suit the individuals. No artistic experience is necessary. They are looking for someone who can support the students with setting up the equipment and clearing away at the end of the session, and helping with the refreshments as required.

To apply for any of these opportunities, or to see other opportunities in your area, please go to

View our papers online weekly


, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

Classified 35

PostProfessionals Building Works

Fencing & Gardening

SS Interiors Home Renovations, Extensions and Conversions. No job too small | Property Maintenance | Handyman Jobs

01243 671830

07946 015226

All Aspects of: Drylining, Office refurbs, Insulation, Flooring, Tiling, Suspended ceilings, Decoration AND MUCH MUCH MORE.

For a FREE QUOTATION contact Website: Mobile: 07715270227 Email:






. Fencing . Re-pointing Patio Slabs . Fencing Repairs & Treatment . Garden Clearance & Tree work . Patio Slabs Laid & Driveways . All Brickwork



07521 187827 01243 784060


Railway Sleepers Reclaimed Railway Sleepers from £22 each New Rustic Oak £27 each New Pine £22 each 01243 542344 / 07769204513 JBS, Eastergate lane, Eastergate PO20 3SJ Open Mon - Sat 10 - 4pm Local delivery available


For any enquiries or to book a free no obligation design visit, please contact us Email: Telephone: 07545263895

Carpets and Flooring

Lou's Carpet Tiles Ltd Brand New Carpet Tiles 75p to £1.25 each Huge amount available | Good colour selection in stock also Carpet and Vinyl Remnants from £10 01243 542344 / 07769204513 JBS Eastergate Lane, Eastergate, PO20 3SJ Mon - Sat: 9.30am - 5.30pm, Sun: 10am - 2pm



For All Your Plumbing Needs

From Complete Bathrooms To Tap Washers. Mains Pressure Hot Water Systems. Underfloor Heating And Radiators.

Discount for OAPs 07528095604 |


Michael's Carpentry & DECORATING SERVICES ODD jobs under taken for the older client Specializing in Painting  Carpentry  Interior Design  Painting exterior FREE QUOTATION

07540 122151

01243278395 07910230978


ANN'S YOGA friendly mixed ability classes to help you relax Wednesday in Bognor, Thursday in Chichester both classes 7.30-9pm. For more information call 01243 826887 or email

Call the classified team to advertise your business in the Chichester and Bognor Regis Post. 2 papers from just £10.00 per week. 30,000 copies printed each week, delivered to Chichester, Arundel, Bognor Regis and surrounding villages.

Cleaning Astonish Cleaning Services Cleaner Homes for Busy People

Quality home cleaning service covering all areas by professional cleaners to suit your needs

All Cleaners


CRB Checked


To book a home visit please contact us 07814 495736 or 07867 528542 Staff Required please apply

Garage & MOT

ND Autos High quality garage service with competitive prices on MOTs, servicing, welding and repairs on all makes of vehicles - specialising in VW, Audi, BMW, Hyundai, Mini, Skoda, Seat and Renault.

Contact: 01243 841672 or email: Unit E, Heath Place, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO22 9SL

PostNewspapers View our papers online weekly 01243 908506

36 Classified

Friday, May 18, 2018

PostSell It Home


Large rug medium brown VGC 7’ 8” x 5’ 7” | £25 | 01243 587755 Vertical blind slats only green, 13 @ 5” W x 44”drop clean VGC | £4 | 01243 840233 Vertical blinds slats only green, 18 @ 5”W x 48”drop clean VGC | £5 | 01243 840233 Book case DVD stand, dark hardwood 18”x39”x9” | £15 | 07512 775085 Used once 2 single duvets covers mattress covers | £20 | 01243 266823

Glass display cabinet 25 x 12 ½ x 66 | £45 | Brand new assembled 07849 764615 song mix computer office chair cost £90 | Ikea Strandom wing £60 ono | 01243 862485 chair | £20 | 01243 776944 2 habitat directors chairs with new spare Pine dresser 3 cupboards, 3 draws, 2 slings | £10 each | shelves | £105 | 01243 01243 544854 587747 G Plan dining table, 6 chairs 62” x 33” VGC Jay-be single guest buyer collects | £150 | bed, unused, mattress 01243 605286 still in wrapper | £50 | 07803844831 Bed settee excellent condition, bed never used, buyer collects | Electrical £70 | 07928673702 Breville two slice 3 draw, bedside unit sandwich toaster 600 x 600 x 420 VGC as new | £5 | 01243 bargain | £9 | 01243 837176 782830

Sell it fast Sell it now

Steam cleaner heavy duty Polti Vaporetto 2400, various attachments | £20 | 01243 264769

No advertisements accepted for Property, Motors, Personal, Recruitment, Livestock/ Pets, Fur items, Crash helmets, Wanted or Weaponry!

Please start with name of the item and use readable CAPITAL LETTERS throughout. Your advert will appear in: Bognor Post and Chichester Post newspapers. Send it to us: 63 London Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1DF or contact us on

Girl’s pink bike with stabilisers, good condition, with helmet | £20 | 01243 673114

Hotpoint first edition 10kg washing machine | FREE if you Ben Sayers flight bag collect | 07786 883422 for golf clubs, used once | £20 | 01243 ATCO mower, petrol, 782830 running ok, needs Various fishing rods, cleaning | £6 | 01243 reels, tent and other 776143 equipment price Hotpoint Larder negotiable| offer | Fridge 2 years wear 01243 868656 cost new £289 accept | £90 ono | 01243 585383 Binoculars 10x50 Hansa nice condition Whirlpool Fridge | £25 | 01243 261478 Freezer, white, Gents Carrera medium size, good condition | £45 | 01243 mountain bike 21” frame VGC | £50 | 775287 07704937060 Bike, Dunlop black jack sport 18 gears, suitable young adult, good condition | £20 | 01243 787263

Garden & Outside Monkey puzzle tree, approx... 12 foot high, buyer collects, worth £500 but would like to sell it for | £300 | 07391415275

Other Haynes caravan manual | £4 |01243 782830 Haynes Honda Civic manual 01-05 | £2 | 01243 782830 Intex Seahawk 2-man inflatable valise and pump hardly used | £65 | 01243 552716 Webbing herringbone black 50mm 2” (seat belt) approx. 50m NEW | £20 | 01243 824521 Multi-purpose ladder platform, stabiliser feet, as new, bargain | £50 | 01243 840233

Keter large garden storage box/shed | £40 | 01243 575972

Saab alloy wheel 17” new tyre 225 x 47/ R17/94w | £35 | 01243 868027

Garden table open 9ft closed 3ft |£40 |01243 Travel cot VGC from 268273 Mothercare | £20 ono |0 7958450196 Keter large plastic Apollo transfer man’s garden store | £40 | Box 900 wood screws bicycle 18” frame red 01243 575972 no.10 x 2” c/sk slotted | black, like new | £75 | £5 | 01243 261478 Space hopper adult 01243 841201 version, excellent Scooter 3-wheel, condition, with pump bargain | £9 | 01243 Clothing & | £10 | 01243 822969 837176




PAY for a priority sized advert including a picture and more words.

Choose a category: Furniture | Home | Sport | Other | Electrical | Clothing & Accessories | Garden & Outside Name....................................... TEL number..................................... My advertisement (no more than ten words)............................................. .............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................. I agree my advertisement will appear at the publisher’s discretion, that it is submitted in accordance with the publisher’s conditions of acceptance and Free and Easy offer. Illegible, wrongly completed or photocopied forms will not be accepted. Free advertisements will be published once in the first available issue when space allows. This offer may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.


Folding multi position sun lounger from Boys suit age 9, blue pinstripe, as new | £15 Argos, new, unused | £10 | 01243 822969 | 01243 821862 Swing hammock, Classic Debenhams black satin dress with 3-seater, 8 months old VGC | £125 | 01243 bolero size 12 | £55 | 822969 07849 764615

E.L.C table top train set, brand new still in box | £30 | 01243 265228 Little Tikes spray and rescue truck, brand new in box | £30 | 01243 265228

13 pre-loved watches | open to offers |07849 764615

Garden table 4 chairs and umbrella, white | £10 | 01243 863632

Roald Dahl audio book, tin set 29 CD’s, brand new | £25 | 01243 265228

2 Spanish gold necklaces | £45 and £30 | 07849 764615

Caravan Dorema porch awning, alloy poles, curtains | £95 |01243 782830

Gift card Leslie Davis £26 selling for | £20 | 07759275379

Car cover large Caravan 25m electric full-size water proof hook up cable on cord breathable used once | wheel | £12 | 01243 £15 | 01243 699967 Pandora July 782830 Inkjet HP 300 two pack birthstone gift set 18 garden throughs black/colour sealed | 17cm never worn | for sale | £1 each or £8 | 07503048525 £40 | 07762269625 make offer for 18 | Inkjet HP 300XL black Hobbs beige mac size 07434750701 12 excellent condition unused, sealed | £5 | Stove and camping | £60 | 07762269625 07503048525 cooking equipment | £25 | 01243 583814 Michael Kors John Lennon USA ladies Skylar watch Electric mower | £20 | two virgins album on never worn | £50 | Apple Label |£30 |01189 07803 844831 07762269625 667940 Aurora Borealis necklace 1 strand | £38 | 07849 764615

Friday, May 18, 2018

Sport 37

Tone Zone all set for Bognor 10k PostSport after flying home in Gatwick Half BOGNOR Tone Zone runners continued to find their stride as the long-distance season kicks into another gear. After a number of marathons across the UK in April, the summer months is the time when athletes begin to chalk up a host of personal bests. Tone Zone members are no different, with a number of athletes beating their best ever times at various distances. With the Bognor Prom 10k taking place this Sunday at 10.30am, many of the members will be looking to take their early season form on to familiar roads with a home crowd cheering them on along the way. In anticipation of the home run, this weekend saw multiple club members in action. THe most popular event was the Gatwick Half Marathon, with seven Tone Zone runners taking part, including one as an official pacer. First home for Tone Zone was Simon Gill, who ran as the 1 hour 30 pace-maker for the event, finishing with a time of 1 hour 29 minutes 57 seconds. After crossing the finishing line, Simon said, “What a race, there were PBs out there today

and plenty in my group. Great work all.” Michael Manwill was next home in the very respectable time of 1:37, closely followed by Tony Holcombe who finished three minutes later. Mark Williamson and Carl Bryant finished in 1:48 and 1:49 respectively, while Andy Miles finished just under the two hour mark. THe star of the show for Tone Zone, though, was Nathalie O’Mahony, who managed to grab a personal best with an excellent time of 2:02. Just down the road from Gatwick in Wisborough were Peter Ramsdale, Jessica THomson and Caroline Edwards who ran in Wisborough 10K or 5K. Completing the 10K course in a time of 51:11 was Peter, who also finished first in his age category. Jess completed the 10K course in 46:39, carrying on her impressive performances this year. Caroline Edwards took to the 5K and finished in 27:48. At the longer distance, Simon Bodsworth continued his marathon form, running the undulating and scenic route of the Bewl Water Marathon in just under five hours.

f Nathalie O'Mahony

f Some of the seven members of the Tone Zone squad who took part in the Gatwick Half

Virtual sailors ride the crest of a wave

f Cody sailors in action

BUDDING sailors can get out on the water thanks to a new virtual sailing club. THe Chichester-based Cody Sailing Club has no clubhouse or no boats. THe primary purpose of the club is to organise affordable coastal sailing cruises and sailing-themed camps in a friendly and supportive group environment. THe club, which operates across the south coast, is inviting people to try out coastal dinghy sailing at Gosport's Stokes Bay Club this Sunday. It is being organised as part of the Royal Yachting Association's Push the Boat Out (PTBO) campaign, which is aimed at getting people into the sport. THe session will give people an opportunity to sail in one of the club dinghies off the beach (weather permitting) with an experienced helm; buoyancy aids will be provided. Everyone is invited to come along to this event to find out more about a range of

sailing events coming up over the summer. Visitors are asked to bring warm clothes that they don’t mind getting a bit wet or a dry-suit/wet-suit if they have one. THe event is from 10am to 3pm, at the beach near the Bayside Cabin Café Stokes Bay, Gosport, PO12 2QT. THe event is one of a number that Cody Sailing Club is running this summer. As a 'virtual sailing club' specialising in fleet dinghy cruising and family camping, members sail most weekends during the season from March through to October. THe sailing is designed to suit a wide range of sailing abilities, while the camping also appeals to non-sailing members of all ages THe programme includes beach days, camping weekends, such as at Chichester Harbour, and extended camping/sailing holidays further afield, such as Poole Harbour and the West Country. For more information, visit codysailingclub. or

Send your reports and pictures to us:

DARTS: Richard Ragless took the man of the match honours as he fired Friary Z to the top of the table in the Bognor Summer Darts league. Here are the results in full from week three and four: WEEK THREE- DIVISION ONE - Friary 'D' 7 Lords Legends 11; THe Legends 6 Friary 'Z' 9; Hunston Hares 10 Claremont 6; Newtown Amity - bye. MAN OF THE MATCH - Richard Ragless (Squash Club) 18 & 23 darts [24.44 av]; Buster Barton (Claremont) 20 & 27 darts [21.32 av]; Simon Kimber (Friary 'D') 22 & 30 darts [19.20 av] 180s - Ryan Barratt (Lords Legends) x1; Mark Sheppard (Hunston Hares) x1. DIVISION TWO - Royal Oak 7 BRSA Ravens 9; Aldwick Legion 12 THe Lambs 2; Aldingbourne Mavericks 4 Chi Snooker Club 11; Newtown 'C' - bye. MAN OF THE MATCH - Stuart Gray (BRSA Ravens) 18 & 28 darts [21.78 av]; Keith Robinson (Chi Snooker Club) 21 & 24 darts [22.11 av]; Neil Conn (THe Lambs) 25 & 27 darts [19.27 av] 180s - Stuart Gray (BRSA Ravens) x1. DIVISION THREE - Newtown Clubbers 10 Richmond 'B' 9; BRSA 'B' 4 QE2 Lions 12; Richmond Rebels - bye; QE2 Devils 10 ASC 9. MAN OF THE MATCH - Joe Osman (QE2 Devils) 21 & 32 darts [18.91 av]; Graham Crawley (QE2 Lions) 21 & 42 darts [15.90 av]; Simon Edwards (Richmond 'B') 22 & 31 darts [19.88 av] 180s - Joe Osman (QE2 Devils) x1. HIGH OUT SHOTS Graham Crawley (QE2 Lions) 86; Glen Scott (BRSA 'B') 80. WEEK FOUR - DIVISION ONE - Hunston Hares 11 Newtown Amity 8; Lords Legends 11 Claremont 5; Friary 'D' 1 Friary 'Z' 14; THe Legends - bye. MAN OF THE MATCH - Micky Rowland (Friary 'Z') 16 & 24 darts [25.05 av]; Tony Phillips (Hunston Hares) 22 & 23 darts [21.32 av]; Chris Williams (Lords Legends) 22 & 28 darts [20.04 av] 180s - Richard Ragless (Squash Club) x1. HIGH OUT SHOTS - Tony Phillips (Hunston Hares) 63. DIVISION TWO - Aldwick Legion 11 Royal Oak 7; Newtown 'C' 13 the Lambs 3; Aldingbourne Mavericks 5 BRSA Ravens 12; Chi Snooker Club - bye. MAN OF THE MATCH - Larry Chant (Aldwick Legion) 22 & 23 darts [20.65 av]; Mark H Todd (BRSA Ravens) 26 & 26 darts [19.27 av]; Lewis Kalli (Newtown 'C') 30 & 31 darts [16.43 av] 180s - Mark H Todd (BRSA Ravens) x1; Richard Pennells (BRSA Ravens) x1; Adam Hall (Aldingbourne Mavericks) x1. HIGH OUT SHOTS - Rob Allen (Aldwick Legion) 96; Neil Conn (THe Lambs) 78; Dave Coupland (Royal Oak) 64; Lewis Kalli (Newtown 'C') 62. DIVISION THREE - Richmond Rebels - QE2 Devils - POSTPONED; QE2 Lions 13 Richmond 'B' 6; BRSA 'B' 7 ASC 11; Newtown Clubbers - bye. MAN OF THE MATCH - Graham Crawley (QE2 Lions) 25 & 37 darts [16.00 av]; Mick Deadman (ASC) 30 & 35 darts [14.72 av]. HIGH OUT SHOTS - Mick Deadman (ASC) 80.

BOWLS: Bognor Regis Bowls Club had a disappointing start to the season last weekend. Bognor Regis men’s B team played Goring Manor in their first league game. THey won on two rinks but lost on two and overall by 18 shots, scoring 4 league points. THe scores were: George Dunham, Geoff Kendall, Roy Osment, Len Hall lost 11-28; Keith Graham, Norman Burchfell, Phil Hasler, Richard Robinson won 20-15; Simon Webster, John Parry, Dave Matkins, Mike Philpott lost 16-26; Ben Stabler, Brian Smith, Tommy Gaskin, John Blacow won 16-14. Bognor Ladies played THe Drive from Hove in the county Top Club competition. THey won the triples and fours, but lost the pairs and singles. Overall, THe Drive won by 17 shots. Bognor A begin on Sunday against Chichester A at Waterloo Square while the B team visit Witterings on Tuesday (both 2pm).

38 Sport

Friday, May 18, 2018

Bognor seek first win of the year against Chi Priory Park

f City lost their last home match of the year

Historic year for Chi Ladies CHICHESTER City Ladies want to round off their historymaking season with a win as they wrap up their first FA Women's Premier League campaign this weekend. It's been a year to remember for Matt Wright's side as they have shown they can compete with the best in the third tier of the women's game. With a memorable cup run and clash with giants Liverpool, there is a real buzz around Oaklands Park. Chi, who are currently seventh, round off their season with a trip to champions elect Charlton Athletic on Sunday (2pm). If Wright's side can win, they can seal a seventh place finish and the second highest points total of any newly-promoted side at this level. Only Crystal Palace (33) will have finished with more than the total Chi can achieve (31). City dropped points last weekend when a late goal denied them a point against second-place C&K Basildon. In what was City's home match of the season, the visitors from Essex took the spolis thanks to a goal eight minutes from time. It was cruel for Chi who were

up for the battle and thought they had done enough to seal the draw. THe returning Cherelle Khassal and Chloe Melton had the best chances for Chi. It proved to be an emotional day for everyone involved with the Green Army as Jenna Fowlie decided to hang up her boots. THe midfielder has been at City for around five years and has become a core member of the team. During her tenure, she has featured 62 times in the Premier League era and scored on 11 occasions including a crucial winning goal against Pompey this season that Fowlie has described as one of her highlights. *Chichester City Ladies can confirm that the Youth Trials for the 2018/19 season has been expanded to all age groups currently at the club. On Saturday, July 7, from 10am, the club will be hosting a trial day for all teams ahead of the new season at Chichester College. Players interested in joining the under-11s, u12s, u14s or u16s are encouraged to come down to the trials. Contact secretary@

f Jenna Fowlie retired after five years at the club


BOGNOR CC will not have far to go this weekend as they continue the quest for a first victory of the Division Two campaign. After two matches of the season, Ryan Maskell's side sit in the middle of the pack. After defeat on the road in the first game of the season, the rain dampened any hopes of victory against Mayfield last weekend in what was the first run out of the year at the Regis Oval. It means they head to Goodwood tomorrow to play Chichester Priory Park without any real momentum (12.30pm). If they are to beat Chi, Bognor will need to put in a better performance with the bat then they managed last weekend. After being losing the toss and being put in, Maskell's side never really going in helpful conditions for the bowlers, losing their first six wickets for just 61 runs. A half-century partnership for the seventh wicket between Rob Willway (41*) and Taylor Jaycocks (17) was the only real bright spark for the home side. It was with some relief then at 112-7 the rains opened up and caused the match to be abandoned.

f Bognor lose a wicket against Mayfield

Middleton to host leaders EG

MIDDLETON CC were left to rue the weather after rain spoilt their chances of opening their account in the Sussex Premier Division. Sean Heather's side had navigated their way to 124-3 on a tricky surface away at St Leonards. But heavy rain prevented Middleton from having a chance to defend that score against the home side at Horntye Park. Combined with defeat on the opening day, it means Heather's team sit bottom of the table after just two matches. With early pace-setters East Grinstead

visiting Sea Lane tomorrow (12pm), Middleton will be hoping to pick up a positive result to save them being cut adrift even at this early stage of the season. Heather's side will want to focus on a positive batting display last time out, with Stuart Nelmes (48), Nick Smith (34) and overseas player Mahesh Rawat (24*) all impressing in the washout at St Leonards. In Division Two, Chichester Priory Park remain joint-top after their match at Bexhill fell victim to the weather. After being invited to bat at Polegrove,

f Pagham are undefeated this season

newly-promoted Chi showed they are more than a match for the attacks at the higher level. Solid contributions from Peter Lamb (33) and Matthew Bennison (31) got the visitors off to a solid start. THen Bennison was joined by former Pagham man Joe De La Fuente and the pair put on 82 for the third wicket. By the time De La Fuente was dismissed, Chi were looking good at 138-3. But they failed to push on, with only skipper Jay Hartard (30) offering any meaningful contribution in the middle and lower order. THey ended their innings on 196-8 which was a competitive but not spectacular score. As it was, Chi never go to the stage of seeing if they could defend it, as the rains came with Bexhill 21-0 after eight overs. Next up for Priory, who are one of four sides with 40 points from two matches, is a home tie with local rivals Bognor at Goodwood tomorrow. In Division THree West, it's top versus bottom as league leaders Pagham head to West Chiltington & THakeham looking to preserve an undefeated start to the season tomorrow (12.30pm). THe Nyetimber Lane side had the weather to thank last weekend for avoiding a probable defeat. Roffey seconds had reduced Stuart Hanks' side to 77-5 before the storms came and forced an abandonment.

Two cups on one night for Pagham PAGHAM FC brought two trophies home to Nyetimber Lane on the same night, although one of them was tinged with controversy. Forced to play not only the Reserves Cup Final but a vital under 21 game on the same night, the Lions came through with flying colours to claim both bits of silverware. With the under 21 squad in action away at Hassocks in a league match, a reserve squad containing several first team regulars took to the field at THe Lashmar, home of East Preston FC, to take on Broadbridge Heath in the Reserve Section’s Cup Final. THe Cup Final was, it has to be said, not much of a contest, helped by the fact that the Bears goalkeeper injured himself in the warm-up and was replaced in the team by a

defender. Johan van Driel, Ashley Harper, Callum Overton, Joe Booker, Joe Matthews and Alex Jasper scored for the Lions in the 6-0 win. Meanwhile, over in Hassocks, the under-21 West League Title was won with two games to spare as the Young Lions beat the Robins 3-1. Scott Rafferty had given Pagham an early lead in the 14th minute before league topscorer Jack Parkinson netted on the half-hour mark to make it 2-0. Hassocks pulled one back shortly after, but Parkinson, with his second, settled the matter two minutes before half-time. So, one night, two games, and two trophies, not a bad evening all-round for the Lions to round off an excellent season for the club.

f Pagham officials with the cup


h the cup

Friday, May 18, 2018

Sport 39



By James Crane

f The Rocks squad that ended the National South season is set for an overhaul this summer

Rocks retain five as rebuilding work for next season begins ROCKS' manager Jack Pearce says he is delighted with the club's early recruits for next season - despite two influential players moving on. Bognor announced this week that defenders Calvin Davies, Keaton Wood and Chad Field, along with utility player Harvey Whyte and forward Tommy Scutt, had signed on for the club next season. However, skipper Sami El-Abd and club stalwart James Crane have said they will be playing elsewhere, with both citing personal reasons. THe loss of two influential players on and off the pitch will come as a shock to some Rocks' fans who are hoping for a swift return to step three football next season. But, while thanking the service and commitment of both Crane and El-Abd, Pearce said he was pleased to have secured the services of the core of last year's squad. Pearce, pictured left, said: "I’m delighted with the five we have signed as they are the only five we have spoken to. I'm very pleased with their response - it's most of the defence so it's a good start." THe signings came just a few days after the FA confirmed the Rocks would be playing in the revamped 22-team Bostik Isthmian Premier next season. THis will pitch them against the likes of local rivals Worthing, Lewes and Whitehawk, as

well as familiar foes Enfield Town, Tonbridge Angels and Wingate & Finchley. But they will do so without El-Abd or Crane, who missed much of the National South season because of a shoulder injury. On the departures, Pearce said the club would miss them both but he remained adamant the Rocks would move forward. He said that El-Abd had spoken to him a couple of weeks before the end of the season. With a new-born child, the central defender is understood to be looking to play nearer to his home north of Brighton next season. Crane, who has been a columnist for the Post the past two seasons, said he would like a new challenge after being with the Rocks for the past 10 seasons. THe manager said: "People leave football clubs - that's what happens. We are delighted with the five we have secured but we wish good luck to those who have left." One thing that still remain undecided is who will be in the Rocks' dugout next season. Pearce said the issue over what would happen with the manager was on-hold for the time being but he had been speaking to first-team coaches. He said: "THe first thing is to try and secure the players that can be successful in this level. I am speaking to five or six between now and next week. We will see who is committed, who else is available and go from there."

Farewell to El-Abd and Crane THEY have been stalwarts of the Rocks' rise in recent seasons. But both captain Sami ElAbd and club stalwart James Crane will not be returning to Nyewood Lane next season in the Green and White of Bognor. THe high-profile departures will come as a shock to some Rocks' fans who were hoping both could play vital roles in helping the side return to National South at the first time of asking. But both will be plying their trade elsewhere after informing manager Jack Pearce that personal circumstances come first. El-Abd, who was briefly Bognor boss last summer, says he wants to be closer to home after recently becoming a father while Crane, who is returning to fitness after shoulder surgery part funded by the club's supporters, has been promoted in his day job as a PE teacher. Both are seen as leaders within the Rocks' changing room so their presence is no doubt going to have an impact on and off the pitch. THe rumoured return of midfielder Dan Beck could solve some of those issues, while the emergence of Chad Field and Keaton Wood are natural positional replacements. But for a tight-knit club like the Rocks, the loss of two fan favourites could have a big impact.

f Sami El-Abd has left the Rocks

AFTER 10 years and more than 400 games, my time at the club has come to end. It's not been an easy decision to make and it does come with great regret. But I have got a lot of commitments with work and I'm personally looking for a new fresh challenge. THat's the main reason I've decided to call it a day. It's hard to explain but I feel like my time at the club has come to an end. Unfortunately, I need to think about myself. I've taken a promotion at work and, with training a couple of times a week plus midweek matches, it will make it very difficult to get away and make it to the ground on time. I need a club that's closer to work and a club that understands that my work comes first. Bognor have been supportive of that and I have been very fortunate of my time at the club with Jack, Jamie and Dabba. I have to thank them for the role they have played. I have got so many favourite moments during my time at the Rocks. THe obvious is scoring a winning goal against Altrincham to put Bognor through to a round of FA Trophy that the club had never been - I was floating after that. THen there were the two wins over Dulwich in the playoffs, especially the second one at the end of last season. We had been in the Ryman league so long so it was with complete elation and relief that we celebrated that win. It was so special doing that on the pitch with 1,000 people who had been there every step of the way. It was great to be able to experience that with them. THen there was the match at Maidstone away when they were playing at Sittingbourne. We were losing 2-0 at half time, then Jamie made three subs and we came back to win 4-2. THat was a really mature display and I thought that was huge as it gave us a home play-off that year. THere were the big scalps Oxford City, Torquay, Maidstone when they were in the league

above us. THen there was Grimsby away and the whole overnight trip where I was with players who were friends. It's been a real honour and something I will cherish. When I joined the club, I really didn't imagine I would be there a decade. At the time, I was simply taking each game as it comes and I was happy to be playing at a good standard. I was living away from home at the time but I settled really well. Dabba had a lot to do with it and having people like Ian Guppy and Goldie, Graeme Flower and Irene who sits behind the dug out, having people like them take an interest in me as a person meant so much. If I saw them out I would go out of my way to say hello and have a coffee with them. THe supporters have been a massive part of my time at the Rocks. THey are people I have grown really fond of. THey are the life and soul of the club. THey have been a real support - not just with the operation this year, but being there for me personally. It's the tiny little things that make a difference, like saying hello, asking how work is or how the wife is - those things really matter. It's fair to say that the hardest part of my decision is the fans. I really cannot thank them enough - it's something I will never forget. As for regrets, the only thing I can say in a jesting way is that I regret standing on the ball to dislocate my shoulder this season. It's been a hard year for me personally and a hard year for the club. But other than that there are no regrets, 'ifs' and 'buts' or those sorts of things. I just want to wish the club the best, the management the best and the fans the best. But personally I want to move on and enjoy my football, enjoy being with my wife and baby that's on the way, and enjoy my job. I have got a couple of offers and will see how things work out. I will always have extremely fond memories with my time at the club. THank you to everyone.

Follow the Rocks with us weekly!

40 Sport


Friday, May 18, 2018

INSIDE: Our sports pages are packed with news about football, rugby and much more

Chichester post issue 107  
Chichester post issue 107