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He cited "distressing disturbances" and premises licence is being Tel. 01243 756170A permanent BrickKilnGardenCentre Subtitled a 'film and fizz festival', organisers say the event is designed to sought to enable the applicants to run "unsavoury events" after the Oktoberfest target a female and family audience with the event annually for a maximum of five held in the park in 2018 and said on the a range of romantic comedies, child and days, including set up and dismantling, Friday and Saturday nights alcoholfuelled crowds could be funnelled along between May and September inclusive. family suitable films on a big screen. In his letter of objection, chairman the narrow residiential streets opposite Music will be played at the bars on site and there will be sports activities in an of the Friends of Priory Park, Philip the park, creating an alcohol-fuelled Robinson, said there was no confidence public nuisance. adjoining area. THe objection also points out potential An attendance of 5,000 people is the applicant could meet the licensing estimated over the three days for the objectives covering prevention of crime parking difficulties with shows at the festival which will occupy all of the park and disorder, public nuisance and same time at Chichester Festival THeatre. Continued on Page 3 protecting children from harm. eastwards from the Guildhall.

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JUST days after agreeing to a gin festivel being held in Priory Park, councillors are being asked to approve licensing for a Prosecco festival there. THe Friends of Priory Park is leading objections to a premises licence being granted to Arena Sports Live Ltd to use the park from September 27-29.

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THE district council has asked people to join them in their fight ‘against flytipping’. Residents and businesses are being urged by Chichester District Council and the Environment Agency to help them in their fight against fly-tipping, as part of the council’s award winning ‘Against Litter’ campaign. Around £350,000 of taxpayers’ money is spent every year clearing up fly-tipping in the Chichester district. Last year, the council cleared 971 waste dumps – from bikes in Selsey, to tyres in Colworth; used nappies in Itchenor to asbestos in Binderton; and even bricks in Fernhurst – to name just a few examples. “Fly-tipping is unacceptable. We want to encourage residents and businesses to join with us in our fight against this crime, which is both unsightly and poses an environmental risk to our beautiful district,” said Cllr Penny Plant, district council cabinet member for the environment. “Every part of the district is affected by fly-tipping and so we really need residents and businesses to work with us to try and prevent this. THey can do this in a number of ways – from reporting flytipping on our website or the Love West Sussex app – through to making sure that they use a registered waste carrier to remove their waste." People are being advised that one of the most important roles that they can play in the fight against fly-tipping is to make sure that anyone they employ to remove excess household waste is

licensed as a waste carrier with the Environment Agency. “What many people are unaware of is that if they pay someone to remove their waste and then this is then fly-tipped, they can be held responsible. THis could result in a prosecution and a fine,” said Cllr Plant. “By law, you are responsible for your waste. THis is known as your ‘duty of care’, and means that whether you have finished a DIY project; been clearing out unwanted household items; or, have been busy sprucing up your garden, it is down to you to make sure that your BY KEL waste is disposed of safely and legally. kelly.wickha “We are working with the Environment Agency to make residents and businessesNUMEROU aware of this, as well as speaking toLordington tradespeople about their responsibilityfamous lave and the need to either register as, or use, Every year to come an a licensed waste carrier.” Yesterday, representatives fromlavender row Chichester District Council and theof cake. Environment Agency attended Covers Visitors a in Chichester to talk to residents,July 8, and S businesses and tradespeople about therides from t and charity campaign. THe council has also designed atea and ca publicity pack for licensed waste carriers to use, including a sticker and logo to show that they are licensed. However, the council is advising people that they still need to also check the details on the Environment Agency’s website before asking someone to remove waste. As well as making people aware of the importance of using licensed waste carriers and providing residents with a check list of the things that they need to consider which can be found at: chichester.gov.uk/againstflytipping

More overnight rooms in city are wanted by the cathedral CHICHESTER Cathedral is hoping to increase the amount of overnight accommodation it offers for visitors to the city. Officials are seeking planning permission from Chichester District Council to change the use of existing offices and storage spaces at THe Treasury in St Richard's Walk, Canon Lane, to form four self-contained units for hotel accommodation. A parallel application for listed building consent is also being made. Currently, the cathedral has a number of places for people to stay within the historic precincts.

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BY KELLY WICKHAM kelly.wickham@sussexpost.co.uk NUMEROUS visitors travelled to Lordington over the last week to view the famous lavender fields. Every year gates are open to the public to come and enjoy a walk among the lavender rows and a cup of tea and piece of cake. Visitors attending between Monday, July 8, and Sunday, July 14, took tractor rides from the car park to the farm yard and charity teams provided delicious tea and cakes, including homemade

lavender delights, raising funds for their chosen charities. THere is a commitment to keeping the field a rural, non-commercial oasis of bees, butterflies and other wildlife for everyone to enjoy. Lordington Lavender was established in 2002 by local farmer Andrew Elms. After selling his dairy herd he was looking for a new way to diversify and decided that lavender would be a unique and exciting alternative. THe crop is grown with conservation of habitat and the environment very much in mind. No fertilizers or pesticides are used and it has become a haven for

wildlife, with at least 12 red listed species of birds including skylarks and barn owls found on the farm. Now, four acres of Mailette lavender, a French Provencal variety famed for its high quality oil, is harvested once a year to produce a wonderful essential oil and the business has become a family affair. From originally just selling an essential oil, a whole range has developed but all with one aim – to produce simple, pure and honest products using only the highest quality ingredients. For more information, or to purchase any products, visit: lordingtonlavender. co.uk

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Continued from Page 1 Among residents objecting to the Priory Park proposal, John Coldstream said: "Prosecco in the Park is billed as a 'family event'. It is surely impossible to reconcile this with the overt promotion and sale of alcohol as propsoed. THe hours of operation, and the inevitable distractions, suggest that constant supervision of young children will be jeopardised." THat argument is supported by Anne Scicluna, who says she is seriously concerned about the application. "I find it difficult to equate such a number of alcohol outlets and late hours with the statement the event is aimed at women and children." As with other objectors, she points out that if the event fences off threequarters of the park, it will prevent the public using this public facility. THe consequences of large vehicles accessing the ground to bring in equipment is also raised, particularly in view of problems caused to the park's grassed areas by the ice rink there last Christmas. Mrs Scicluna added: "At least one alcohol-run event in the past year has resulted in street fights with the police being called and this caused fear among local residents, especially the elderly ones. "While the present application may be better controlled, the fear is present among the local residents." Oaklands Park is suggested as an alternative, more suitable, venue than Priory Park by some objectors. District and city councillor Martyn Bell has objected to the licence application on a personal basis. He told the Post: "My main objection

is that this is an alcohol-led event and that concerns me in terms of its impact on children and disturbing residents in nearby streets. "A lot of elderly people live in the area. "Another specific concern is this being a multi-year application. It would be more sensible for any licience to be granted year by year. "THere are four venues in Chichester which have late licences - the Richmond, the Foundry, the Vestry and Woodies - so people can go out until late. I don't accept the argument that money spent on events at Priory Park are of benefit to our other businesses in the city. "THis Prosecco event will be showing films and this could be undermining our own cinemas, including the excellent one at New Park." Mr Bell added: "I'm not a killjoy. I'm sure there are appropriate locations for this event. "THe organisers are looking at a large area of the park, including on the cricket pitch, and up to the play area. "THe Priory Park 100 events are the right sort of event to have there." Mr Bell said the licensing policy was very clear and he planned to address the sub-committee meeting. THe meeting of Chichester District Council's alcohol and entertainment licensing sub-committee will be held at Committee Room 1 in East Pallant House on Wednesday, July 24, at 10.30am. It is open to the public. At the meeting of the sub-committee on July 11, an application for a premises licence by Henry Clark to hold a gin festival in Priory Park on September 7 and 8 was approved.


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` Woman banned A WOMAN has been banned from residing, unless she is a named tenant, in Arun and Chichester districts for five years for breaches of a community protection notice. Lydia Cunningham, 23, of no fixed address was given a criminal behaviour order by Brighton magistrates after they heard she had breached a criminal protection order to not be in the Arun and Chichester districts. THe order was given to Cunningham for frequently taking over the addresses of vulnerable people and using the space for criminal activities. Failure to comply with the order means Cunningham, who is unemployed, commits a criminal offence for which he may be sent to prison. Prevention Inspector Steve Turner said: “I am pleased the court approved the application for a criminal behaviour order against Cunningham. She already had a community protection notice to remain out of the Arun and Chichester district which she chose to ignore. “I want to assure the public that we will continue to use anti-social behaviour legislation, as well as criminal powers, to ensure that offenders not only answer for their criminal behaviour, but that they are subject to ongoing restrictions. “You can help us ensure the restrictions for Cunningham are kept by reporting any sightings of her in either Arun or Chichester.” If you see Cunningham in either Arun or Chichester, report online or call 101.

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Councillors back micropub plan A SHOP and off-licence in Selsey can become a micropub, despite planning officers' opposition to a change of use. Chichester District Council planning committee decided to back the proposal for 153 High Street at its meeting last Wednesday. All of the 24 comments submitted to the committee were in favour of the plan, as was Selsey Town Council, although it had some concerns about noise nuisance for neighbours if late night entertainment was held there. THe planning officers' reasons for recommending refusal of the application by J and B Drinks Trading was that the loss of a retail unit on a high street, without sufficient justification, was contrary to the Chichester Local Plan.

A report said: "THe loss of retail is considered to outweigh all other material considerations, including any positive effects associated with expansion/ relocation of the existing business, enhanced town profile of increased level of visitors, diversification of the high street, potential loss of this business, employment generation and suitability of premises." It suggested the retail unit had not been adequately marketed to justify there is no longer a need for a retail use. THe council's licensing department already has agreed the premises can be open on a regular basis from noon9.30pm Monday to Saturday and noon5.30pm on Sunday. Occasional live entertainment, such as music and comedy, as well as potentially longer opening hours were also put forward by the applicant.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a collision in which a motorcyclist was seriously hurt. At 4pm on Sunday, July 7, a silver Toyota Yaris car and a black Triumph Sprint GT 1050 motorcycle were in collision outside THe Badgers public house near Coultershaw Bridge, on the A285 Station Road, Petworth, at 4pm. THe vehicles went on to collide with three unattended cars in the pub car park. THe motorcyclist, a 57-year-old man

from London, was flown to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance, having sustained serious, life-changing injuries to his hand, jaw and pelvis. THe car driver, a 23-year-old man from Chichester, was unhurt. Anyone who saw what happened, noticed either vehicle being driven shortly before the crash or who may have relevant dash-cam footage is asked to contact Sussex Police by emailing collision. appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or calling 101, quoting Operation Farlow.

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Centurion Way festival A CHICHESTER Summer Festival family circular walk including an interactive quiz, organised by the Friends of Centurion Way, highlighted the history, nature and wildlife surrounding this much loved shared cycleway and footpath. THe walk raised awareness of sculptures created by Richard Farrington with help from Bishop Luffa School; fruit trees alongside the path; vital habitats for nocturnal bats; a route along Hook Dyke which may have once been a Roman road; slowworms which live along the path; rare chalk stream environment important to wildlife; remnants of the Chichester

to Midhurst railway line telegraph system and how to calculate the age of mature oak trees. As well as offering a fun family quiz, the Friends of Centurion Way spoke to many people about impending threats to the path posed by housing development. Linden and Miller Homes intends building 1,600 homes to the immediate west of Centurion Way and, according to the friends' group, there remains a lack of clarity about current plans for building the southern access road which seems certain to affect the existing route of Centurion Way and its use by walkers and cyclists.

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City hospital sees a huge rise in patients discharge times BY KELLY WICKHAM kelly.wickham@sussexpost.co.uk THOUSANDS more patients were discharged before 3pm from St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester last year, thanks to an innovative improvement project led by staff at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. THe 'putting patients first through earlier discharges home' initiative has benefited hospital patients ready to leave and new patients in need of emergency care, as well as hospital staff and the wider health system. Next THursday, from 6pm to 8pm at the hospital, the trust is inviting people to find out more about this successful improvement project at its annual general meeting and review of the year. Chief executive Dame Marianne Griffiths will open proceedings with a reflection on 2018/19 before taking questions from the audience at the event, in the Chichester Medical Education Centre. THe centre-piece of this year’s agenda is a clinical-presentation from doctors, nurses and therapists, who will explain the benefits for patients from being discharged earlier. For example, in the past year, 16 pilot wards discharged 3,600 more patients (48 per cent) before 3pm, than in the year before. A total of 2,284 fewer

patients (20 per cent) waited more than four hours in A&E, despite attendances increasing by four per cent over the same period. Chief medical officer, Dr George Findlay, said: "Our staff have worked very hard over the past year to develop new solutions to old problems that have unfortunately become common in hospitals throughout England. "I am very proud that consequently we have been able to discharge thousands more patients during the day when more comprehensive community, social and primary care services are available to support them. "THese patients also had improved access to the trust’s discharge lounges, as well as community and NHS transport services. "And importantly, they had more time to settle in at home before night-time, which means neighbours and loved ones could visit on their first day out of hospital. "THeir discharge was therefore safer, and this is especially true for our many older frail patients and those with dementia." Traditionally, the average time that patients are discharged from hospital has been around 5pm, but the peak time patients from A&E require admission is much earlier, at around 10.30am. THe project aimed to address this imbalance by devising new ways of joint-working that enable earlier

discharges. THis, in turn, means more specialist ward beds become available earlier in the day when they are most needed. In the first year of the project, this amounted to nearly 3,600 more beds for patients requiring urgent admission from A&E. Dr Findlay added: “As a result, these patients benefited from transferring to specialty care teams in the day-time when the full ward team is present, with more consultant, therapeutic, pharmacy, diagnostic and equipment

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City's MP attends group to highlight concerns over lack of cancer services CHICHESTER MP Gillian Keegan attended the all-party parliamentary group for radiotherapy’s second evidence session in Parliament this week as the group's co-founder and vice-chairman. It was the second, and last, session held by the group before they write a report to summarise concerns raised with the current radiotherapy cancer treatment programme, along with recommendations for government. Evidence was given by senior members of various health bodies. THe MPs in attendance posed their concerns to the panel, many of which were raised in a previous evidence session with industry professionals, hospital trusts, cancer centres and charities. Radiotherapy technology is highly advanced and requires significant digital networking and IT infrastructure. THis was one area highlighted as needing significant improvement by industry professionals in the previous evidence session, along with calls for better commissioning of

more advanced therapy techniques. Mrs Keegan said: "THe technology is there, but we are not utilising and embracing it. It could move the dial on cancer outcomes. She said: "THere is a massive opportunity here which is being missed, particularly if you have cancer right now. If we get this right it will be a win, win, win." Mrs Keegan said improving IT infrastructure, networking and commissioning would save time, money and improve the outcome for patients. Her comments were then echoed by other MPs present. Mrs Keegan also asked about the current geographical locations of radiotherapy centres as West Sussex was not home to a single linac machine. THere was a lively discussion surrounding this issue. THe group's chairman, MP Tim Farron, who has a similar absence of services in his area, said that where new centres opened, there was a 20 per cent increase in expected demand.

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support available. “Our teams have therefore improved patient experience for thousands of people in the last 12 months, providing safer and quicker admission to our specialist medical wards.” THe annual meeting of the council of governors and annual members meeting takes place on THursday, July 25, at the medical education centre at St Richard’s. To book your free place, email: events@ wsht.nhs.uk or call 01903 205111 ext. 84038.

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` Police reports DURING the week from Monday, July 1, to Sunday, July 7, a number of arrests were made. Offences included domestic assault, threats to kill, actual bodily harm, breach of the peace, assault ing police, breach of bail conditions, drug driving, possession of an offensive weapon, shoplifting, someone wanted on a warrant and grievous bodily harm. Numerous other reports were made to police, which included: In Bracklesham Lane, Bracklesham Bay, on THursday, June 27, a caravan was broken into. Serial 0319 of 01/07. Between Tuesday, June 11, and Wednesday, July 3, a property in Lloyd Road, Chichester, was broken into and jewellery and cash stolen. Serial 1339 of 03/07. In New Road, Goodwood, on THursday, July 4, during the day, a tow bar was stolen from a Range Rover. Serial 1670 of 04/07. Overnight on THursday, July 4, a vehicle was broken into in Manhood Lane, Sidlesham, and a work bag stolen. Serial 1447 of 05/07. In Adelaide Road, Chichester, overnight on Friday, July 5, a garage was broken into but nothing was reported stolen. Serial 0688 of 05/07. On Friday, July 5, a motorbike was stolen from the drive of a property in Lewis Road, Chichester. Serial 0277 of 06/07. On Sunday, July 7, a property in Churcher Road, Chichester, was broken into. A television, PlayStation and cash was stolen. Serial 1507 of 07/07.


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Home away from home UNDERSTANDABLY priding themselves on their food and facilities, Walberton Place Care Home is the perfect balance of care, hospitality and luxury. THe property is new and completely purpose-built, with multiple dining areas, a hairdressing salon, cinema room - equipped with a popcorn machine - and gastro pub, all built around a courtyard filled with seating and lush greenery. THe building has multiple cafe areas, with a constant supply of pastries and coffee, perfect for family members coming to visit. Since its grand opening at the end of April, the home has come on in leaps and bounds, already looking after 10 residents and expecting more very soon. Not only does the home have a stand out care system and selection of facilities, but it also has a luxury hotel feel, rather than the clinical atmosphere often associated with care homes. Among the numerous relatives constantly coming in and out visiting family members, was Helen Smith. Mrs Smith often visits her aunt, Elieen, in the home. Elieen was one of the three original residents. Her family decided she should go into care after falling at her home in Seaford. Mrs Smith said: “It’s the whole package. She’s been really well looked after. THe food is fantastic, the facilities are great, there’s something happening everyday.” On any given day Walberton Place runs some kind of activity, whether that be cupcake icing and a day trip to the beach, or pizza making and a dog show. THeir latest launch is ‘THe kitchen that

never forgets’, encouraging residents to bring back skills that may have been lost over time. Led by the home's award winning chef, Sergio, and fellow chef, marc, residents will be baking, sharing recipes and reminiscing. THis week's activity was icing cupcakes. Mrs Smith continued by saying: “She’s making friends so she’s encouraged to be in their company but then she’s also got the option to spend time and have her own space. “THe room is lovely, it’s all very well furnished like a hotel, she’s really happy here. She loves it. “Before she came to Walberton Place, she hadn’t been out of her home in four years. Now she’s socialising, she likes going out, she’s a different person. She’s even got a little group of friends who have their lunch together.” THe entire property has been fully furnished to accommodate, and give attention to, each resident’s individual needs. THe first floor of the building is completely equipped to be dementia-friendly, a particular focus for everyone at the home. Stations along the hallways allow for residents to fiddle and tidy like they often want to. A shelf covered in necklaces, glasses and other accessories, dubbed ‘rummage things’, is perfect for one resident who often walks along filling her trolley with the items, each one being placed back in their original space every night by the patient night staff. It’s not only the relatives who appreciate the Walberton home, but the staff are all carefully selected by Cheryl Rolt, the home manager,

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used in a number of ways, to trigger memories, to encourage individuals to be more active or just to have fun. THe home strongly believes in encouraging family members, friends and people from the local community to visit residents. In order to do this, they host a number of events that everyone can join in with. Recent events have included quizzes, a visit from a local primary school and a coffee morning. THey are also holding a summer fete on Saturday, August 3, from 2pm-5pm. THe event will include cream teas, games, stalls, refreshments and an opportunity to name the grand giraffe statue based in the courtyard.


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Sage House hosts council BY KELLY WICKHAM kelly.wickham@sussexpost.co.uk A TANGMERE charity welcomed Cllr Debbie Kennard, the county council cabinet member for safer stronger communities, and the Resilience and Emergencies Team in a visit to their purpose-built dementia facility. THe team completed Dementia Friends training at Dementia Support's Sage House, which they will apply to the daily work they undertake in helping West Sussex to be prepared for possible disruptive events or emergencies. Cllr Kennard said: “I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit the Sage House and hear about the fantastic work of Dementia Support. "THere are more than 15,000 people in West Sussex living with dementia, which is why it is so important our teams have the knowledge and understanding to support them. Our Resilience and Emergencies Team work closely with local groups and I was so pleased they were able to become Dementia Friends.” THe team also toured the specialist facilities at Sage House and then participated in a Royal Ascot-themed competition with the Sage House Day Breaks customers, a service designed to

provide respite for families and carers. THe visit ended with the team from Sage House and the council discussing opportunities to work together to support people living with dementia in the community by taking part in various upcoming campaigns, training and exercises, and to raise awareness of dementia as part of the council’s Community Resilience Programme, What If? and the Duke of Cornwall Award, which is specifically targeted at young people in the county. Sally Tabbner, Dementia Support chief executive, said: “As well as providing support and care to those living with dementia and their families and carers locally, as a charity it is our aim to ensure that all of our local communities are dementia-friendly. Our objective to challenge and change people’s perceptions of dementia and therefore how they think, act and talk about it. Partnerships with key community workers such as the Resilience and Emergencies Team is imperative to help us achieve that.” THe charity recently launched a £1 million appeal so it can reach more people living with dementia and provide support for them and their families. For more information, visit: dementiasupport.org.uk

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Community is the big winner at popular summer fair THE traditional Boxgrove village fair on Saturday drew crowds to the recreation ground to enjoy activities, refreshments and browse stalls. Organisers were delighted with the success of the event. Katie Bannister said: "We’d like to say the fete was amazing - and really brought the community together as we’d hoped it would! "We raised about £2,000, which is phenomenal, and which goes towards our community fund. THis, in turn, provides a pop-up after-school club and Christmas party for the local children - all free - among other community activities. "We have many many thank yous, however. THe Brewhouse Kitchen, Volvo and Everymans Garage all deserve special mentions for their sponsorship.

"Pole Passion, a local pole fitness company, gave demonstrations of their aerial hoop techniques and many children took up the challenge to have a go. "Dizzy O’Dare provided children’s entertainment in the form of a Dodo Rider which had the children running away squealing with laughter and a beautiful butterfly stilt walker wowed the children as she walked among them blowing bubbles," said Kate. "Many local people got involved and supported the event on the day, helping to run stalls, supply cream teas, performing master of ceremony duties, providing the PA and blowing up balloons. "And, of course, the weather was amazing and so the bar was very popular - especially the Pimms. THanks to everyone involved."

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` Church fete EAST WITTERING'S traditional church fete at St Anne’s Church, Church Road, will have something for everyone tomorrow (Saturday), from 10.30 am – 2.30 pm. Raising much-needed funds for the church, there will be stalls offering local produce, home-made cakes, preserves, plants, crafts, books, jewellery and nearly new items for sale. A bottle stall, tombola, ‘Magnificent Seven’ and a hamper all offer visitors the chance to win some excellent prizes. Visitors can try to find the pirates’ treasure, try their luck on the ‘human fruit machine, and the Birdham and Witterings Scouts will be organising games. THe Royal British Legion branch also will have a stand. Refreshments will be served throughout. Not to be missed is an exhibition of superb needlework by the Witterings Quilters Group on display in the church and ‘Sound and Celebration’ DJ Kurt Nye will compère and play a range of music.

` Open MP meeting GILLIAN Keegan, MP for Chichester, will be available to answer questions in Selsey this month. THe open meeting held at the Selsey Centre will be a great opportunity for people to meet the MP, ask questions and raise concerns. THe meeting will be held on Friday, July 26, from 7pm to 9pm, at the Selsey Centre in Manor Road.

Friday, July 19, 2019

'Super Saturday' launches independents' passport BY ALICIA DENNY alicia.denny@sussexpost.co.uk

CHICHESTER welcomed thousands of shoppers and visitors to the city centre at the weekend for Chichester BID’s Super Saturday celebrations. Opened by Chichester Mayor Richard Plowman, the day was broadcast live on Spirit FM whose presenters interviewed people from businesses and shoppers. THe BID’s bumper raffle was the biggest draw of the day, with hundreds of visitors queuing to receive a free ticket for a chance to win one of 23 prizes donated by the Chichester businesses. THe event proved a huge success, with Chichester city centre footfall figures for the day highlighting a 13 per cent increase in visitors on the previous week, with more than 27,000 people on the streets. Prizes included a handbag from Russell & Bromley, Christian Dior sunglasses from Claudine Ickeringill Optometrists and an overnight stay with breakfast and dinner at the popular Chichester Harbour Hotel among many others. Chichester’s shops and bars also hosted a number of exciting events and offers including discounted Gin Sips from Sit & Sip, a set of special masterclasses at Space NK, complimentary glasses of Pimms from Katie Loxton and free hand massages at

Boots. Chichester BID members service manager Jeanette Hockley said: “We were delighted with the success of Super Saturday. It was great to see so many people turn out to support their city centre and the businesses on the high street. "THere was a really positive atmosphere and buzz amongst visitors. THe aim of the day was to encourage people into Chichester to remind them of what a fantastic city centre we have with such a rich and diverse mix of retail businesses, eateries, pubs and visitor attractions.” Running from June to August, ‘Love Local, Shop Local’ is a three-month campaign to help champion Chichester. As well as various events and activities, Chichester BID has also invested in additional street cleaning and planting as well as bunting and flag displays to help enhance the city. Chichester is becoming well known for its wealth of independent businesses and to celebrate this important sector of the city, a new Independents’ Shopping Passport has been produced, a wonderful showcase of the 190-plus independent businesses that make up the city centre. THe passport also offers visitors a chance to win one of five £100 gift cards to spend in Chichester businesses. To find out about the Love Local, Shop Local campaign and for event updates, visit: wBIDww.chichesterbid.co.uk

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First food festival with music is popular addition to city events BY ALICIA DENNY alicia.denny@sussexpost.co.uk CHICHESTER'S inaugural Food Festival with Rhythm and Blues served up a recipe for success - so much so it is set to be repeated. Organised by Zoom Events, the threeday event last weekend drew crowds to historic Priory Park to soak up the sunshine, enjoy an array of food and other stalls and listen to popular live music. Company director Paul Kennedy said: "We were delighted with the positive response that our first Rhythm and Blues with Food Festival received from visitors and look forward to building this event for a return next year. "THe entertainment for children on Saturday was clearly very popular and the blues element in our music line-up certainly touched a chord. "Both will feature more prominently as we develop the programme for Chichester’s family-friendly music (with a side order of food event) for 2020." Zoom Events has been running a number of food and music related events across the south of England, including markets at Eastbourne and

regular festivals in Cutty Sark Gardens at Greenwich, London. THis was the company's first venture in West Sussex or Hampshire. THe event opened on Friday afternoon with music on the stage in the southwest corner of the park provided by Don McDermott, When Rivers Meet, Ruby and THe Acoustic Stone and THe Blue Highways. THere was a mouth-watering choice of food and drink to keep the audience refreshed while they listened. Despite the warm weather, hot food stalls were popular. THese included THe Cooking Box Ltd with its steak burgers, pork or chicken souvlaki in a pitta bread, offering a touch of Greece, pizzas cooked in a rustic wood-fired oven with a variety of toppings, authentic THai food and, as a dessert option, sweet crepes. As well as alcoholic drinks, including beer, cider, Prosecco and gin, coffee, tea and hot chocolate were on offer. When the clouds parted, ice creams and slush drinks were popular. Still on the foodie theme, THe Great British Cheese Company had a stall for its award-winning, flavoured, waxed cheese truckles, which were complemented by Passion du Fromage Ltd with its Spanish and French saucisson, French cheese

and more continental fine foods. Other stalls added to the choice for browsers at the site. THese ranged from wildlife photo prints, Nepalese, Peruvian and Indian clothes and accessories, silver jewellery and a display by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Saturday's musical entertainment, which continued through the afternoon and evening was performed by TNT (Trevor Nobes Trio), Ian Fox and Harripaul. THe organisers put an emphasis on making the festival family-friendly and there was plenty to keep children amused while adults enjoyed other aspects of the event. As well as rides, free children’s festival activity booklets and colouring pencils gave them a creative activity and live interactive story telling from Sandal Sticks THeatre was provided. Science workshops by Fizz Pop Science also kept youngsters enthralled and engaged. As crowds relaxed in the laidback atmsphere, the final lineup of singers and music acts on the Sunday was Mahoney & THe Moment, Lady Luck Lexy & THe Riverside Boys, Luna Blues and TNT (Trevor Nobes Trio).

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` Fly-tipping fears WEST SUSSEX County Council is currently considering a number of cuts as part of its 2020/21 budget. At a cabinet meeting on THursday last week, councillors discussed options such as closing two of the 11 household waste recycling centres, reintroducing charges for DIY waste, and stopping the mobile waste service in Selsey and the Witterings. While members agreed to suspend the centre closure plans for 12 months, support was expressed for charging for disposing of waste such as soil, rubble, asbestos and plasterboard. CLA South East, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses across the county, says fly-tipping has a considerable impact on Sussex’s environment, while also costing hundreds of thousands of pounds a year to clear up. Regional director Robin Edwards said: "Much good work is being done in the county to tackle the scourge of fly-tipping, but introducing charges for disposing of items such as rubble and plasterboard is unlikely to help in the war against dumped waste. "In many parts of Sussex the number of fly-tipping cases is rising, blighting our landscapes, with more than 9,000 incidents recorded a year. It would be very disappointing if the numbers were to grow even bigger as a result of any new fees. "THe council says it is considering these changes because of financial pressures, which to an extent is understandable. When items are dumped on private land, the CLA estimates it costs a farmer or landowner an average of £844 to clear up each incident."

Friday, July 19, 2019

Tony's a top citizen of city BY LOTTE PEGLER lotte.pegler@sussexpost.co.uk A LOYAL servant of Chichester has urged current councillors to seize the opportunities ahead for the city. Tony French saw his decades spent dedicated to Chichester rewarded with the honorary freedom of the city. Mr French said he was delighted by the recognition and hoped those who were following him would make the most of the future. "I urge this new, younger and more diverse council to take the lead, together with a refreshed Chichester District Council and face up to the challenges ahead, a possible Brexit, the Southern Gateway and A27, our infrastructure and new housing estates, the road system and air and water pollution and to continue the links already established with the Chichester Community Development Trust and include it with a central role in the proposed Chichester Neighbourhood Plan. "I firmly believe the future can be rewarding and finally I thank you, city councillors, for giving me the highest award you can bestow and holding it in this historic Assembly Room,” he said. THe venue was filled with his friends and four generations of his family for the occasion last Saturday. Richard Plowman, the mayor of Chichester, welcomed guests before Cllr Anne Scicluna outlined why Mr French deserved such a prestigious award. THe decision to present him with the freedom of the city, in recognition of his services to Chichester, was made at a city council meeting on May 15. Cllr Scicluna described Mr French’s

work, including his 40 years as city and district councillor, until 2015, and his founding of Chichester Round Table. She said: "Tony was one of those determined local people who helped to save the old Central Boys' School in New Park Road from being demolished, and he helped to set up the New Park Community Centre in that building.” Mr French also served on the management committee of Fernleigh, was a fundraiser for the Planetarium, a volunteer for the Chichester Canal Trust and its vice-president since 2018.

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Pupils love car-free idea BY ALICIA DENNY

alicia.denny@sussexpost.co.uk DOZENS of colourful - and thoughtful - entries for a poster competition promoting Car-Free Chichester filled a table at the city's Pallant House Gallery. Gallery director Simon Martin, who judged the pictures created by children aged between five and 11, said it was really inspiring that Chichester's young people were thinking about the city where they lived. "THey were thinking creatively about nature and the environment, having fun and all kinds of ideas. "Perhaps these are the artists, architects and town planners of the future," he added. THe idea of the challenge, which was taken up by pupils at Lavant Primary School and Jessie Younghusband School

in Chichester, was set by the Car (e) Free Chichester group. which was looking for a design to promote car-free day planned for Sunday, September 22, when part of South Street in the city could be closed. Supported by district and city councillor Sarah Sharp, the Chichester Post and businesses which provided prizes, Stagecoach, Westgate Leisure Centre and the Picturedrome Cinema in Bognor Regis, entrants were asked to draw a picture of what they would like to see or do in the streets on a day without cars. THe imaginative designs covered a wide range of subjects and one pupil put her thoughts into text rather than illustration. Out of a shortlist of eight, the winners chosen were: Mia, aged nine, from Lavant; Hannah, aged 11; Adam, aged eight and Emma, aged six, who all attend Jessie Younghusband School.

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THE University of Chichester is celebrating a rise of 38 places in the national league tables, taking it into the top third tier. In the year where it has marked its 180-year anniversary, Chichester was ranked by the National Student Survey (NSS) as 53rd out of 157 higher education institutions in the UK. Chichester performed well across the board, with its education courses ranked first for overall satisfaction out of 80 other institutions – significant given that the university began life as a teacher-training college 180 years ago. Counselling was also named in top place, while Art ranked third in the UK. Following the annual survey, the university’s overall satisfaction score was rated at 85 per cent, which puts it ahead of the national average of 83 per cent. THe quality of its teacher-training was also named in the NSS as one of the best in the country at sixth place. University vice-chancellor Professor Jane Longmore said: “It is extremely pleasing to receive national recognition for our commitment to creating a studentcentred learning community. “Ensuring our students get the best experience possible while studying here is crucial to us – it gives them a sense of belonging and ensures they feel part our community from the day they arrive." To find out more visit: chi.ac.uk/ about-us

Get back to feeling better faster. Good health is important because it allows you to get the most out of life. But with a busy lifestyle, juggling commitments with work, home, friends and family, it’s sometimes difficult to look after yourself and stay healthy too. Many conditions that affect women’s health happen gradually and can sometimes go unnoticed. A problem may start as a minor niggle, and before you know it you’ve learned to live with it, putting any concerns aside as you get on with your life. Also, you may not know that you can be treated. At Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital we have a dedicated Women’s Health & Wellbeing Suite, offering patients a friendly and efficient service. We have a private waiting room, with award winning, Consultant-led care to offer you privacy and the highest standards.

We perform a range of Women’s Health Assessment Packages, providing a one-stop solution for screening, diagnosis and treatment, including: Cervical Screening Ovulation Assessment Menopause Treatment Hormone Replacement Therapy Incontinence and urinary tract issues

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Cliffs of Moher

Experience the west of Ireland in all its glory with a sea cruise beneath the mighty Cliffs of Moher, an ocean drive around Black Head, glorious Galway and the haunting landscapes of the Burren. We also visit the fascinating Foynes Flying Boat Museum – the birthplace of Irish Coffee.

Longleat Festival of Light

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Lake Maggiore

Tuscany is one of Italy’s most popular regions with its wonderful gently rolling landscape. The perfect backdrop for a true harvest festival with intense flavours, and for skilled local artisans to ply their wares. Visits to Lucca, Florence and the beautiful lakes of Orta and Maggiore are also included in this holiday.

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Discover Exeter Cathedral, explore the dramatic beauty of Exmoor on the West Somerset Railway, and relax with a cream tea as you cruise through the glorious Devon countryside by horse drawn barge. Reduced price available for anyone who has not travelled with Woods in the last 2 years.

Festival of Light

A truly unique spectacle as hundreds of illuminated designs transform the Longleat estate into a glowing winter wonderland. This year’s theme is ‘Myths & Legends’. Discover Greek Gods, magical and mythical creatures and see what’s lurking in Longleat’s Half Mile Lake! Tour includes the Safari Park and festive stately home.

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Chatsworth House is a treasure trove of historical wonders, and at this time of year is all dressed up for the festive season and has its own Christmas market. We also visit Denby Pottery Village and travel to Nottingham for its annual Winter Wonderland.

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Call for review COUNTRYSIDE campaigners in Sussex have called for an urgent review of housing plans. CPRE Sussex has called on councils such as Chichester and Arun to consider all their housing applications against the backdrop of climate change. Its says more and more councils are being forced to put housing before the climate crisis. Government guidelines require local authorities across Sussex to build more than 100,000 homes by 2036. THis rush to build was severely at odds with the government's recent pledge to end global warming emissions by 2050. David Johnson, CPRE Sussex's vice-chairman, said: "We are calling for a review of all our new planning applications and all current management plans for water, energy, transport and infrastructure in the light of climate emergency. "Our concern is that, despite all the dire warnings about the state of our planet, there is still an insatiable obsession with growth in the county which just cannot be sustained.

"Planning authorities across Sussex should now be urgently reviewing and climate/future-proofing all new developments in preparation for climate change. THis should surely be prioritised ahead of artificially inflated housing targets." Southern Water agreed last month to pay £126m in fines and compensation for several serious failings - partly because of artificially inflated housing targets. But CPRE Sussex said problems also existed with the county's transport networks and energy supplies and the environmantal implications of losing more valuable green spaces. Dr Roger Smith, of the charity, said he was concerned council planning officers were constrained by the government regarding planning matters. "Our ability to manage climate change is fundamental to our future and gives us greater responsibility to fight to keep and develop more green havens, plant trees and stimulate bio-diversity and soil health, let alone fight single-use plastic and road schemes," he added.

News 17

f Cllr Roger Elkins with an LED lantern head

Bright idea for a cash-saving light A NEW conversion scheme will shed light on saving money in Bognor Regis and Chichester. West Sussex County Council is to use a £26.5m loan over 25 years to install 64,000 LED lamps in its street lights. THe change is expected to produce savings in electricity and maintenance costs of £90.1m during that period. As part of the scheme, a remote monitoring system will be introduced to control the lights and monitor and identify faults. THis will help to cut costs because of the requirement for fewer site visits and less need for temporary traffic lights and traffic management during maintenance - to reduce delays for road users. Cllr Roger Elkins, the council's cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, said: "THis is a 'win win'

for residents and the environment, with reduced electricity and maintenance costs and a 17 per cent decrease in the council's total carbon emissions. "THe decision to roll-out the scheme, which is subject to the council's usual call-in period, comes soon after we launched our online climate change campaign. "It shows our clear commitment to the West Sussex climage pledge and the practical, cost-effective measures we are taking to cut carbon emissions. "THe LED lamps are also designed to have a cleaner 'cut-off' of light, so they are efficient at directing light where it's needed, which also supports a darker sky initiative. A council spokesman said LED technology had improved in recent years. THese units can generate the same amount of light as traditional

lanterns but using a lot less energy. THey also have a much longer lifespan. Traditional lighting needs lamp changes every four years. LED lights will last for about 100,000 hours - equal to some 20 years in the county's existing areas with lighting for part of the night. THere are already about 2,000 LED lamps in use in the county. Most of the lighting in the South Downs National Park has been converted to them to help to protect natural views of the sky. THe county council's climate change campaign and the West Sussex climate pledge asks everyone in the county to commit to make small changes. THese include making low carbon journeys, saving water and energy and passing on plastic. People can find out more about the pledge at: westsussex.gov.uk

f County Hall in Chichester

Council budget cuts PLANS to cut funding support from some of the most vulnerable people in West Sussex by more than £1million have been suspended for a year – but a number of libraries are still at risk. At a County Hall meeting on THursday last week, members of the county council’s cabinet looked at 18 areas put forward for millions of pounds of possible cuts or savings from its forthcoming budget. Perhaps the most controversial was that of housing-related support. THe service offers help to homeless and vulnerable people and there was an outcry when it was announced that £4m of its £6.3m budget would be cut by April, 2020. THis latest proposal called for another £1.3m to be cut in 2020/21, leaving just £1m in the pot. With a lot of work going on between the council and partners such as the Stonepillow and Turning Tides charities to help stretch the budget and find other funding, Amanda Jupp, cabinet member for adults and health, asked for the idea to be dropped. Explaining that there were ‘many critical decisions being made’, she added: “THere’s a lot of hard work going into this. "We’re bringing everyone together, we’re working hard with our partners – and Rome wasn’t built in a day. “I would really regret losing the trust that we have built up with our partners and providers since this decision was originally taken. “In the fullness of time we will get a much better outcome which will then show that we will not have to be funding this to such a large extent.”

It was agreed to suspend the proposal for one year. Members were given three options for the 18 areas – to put them forward for more work to find out if they would be viable, to take them off the table completely, and to pause any further work until a later stage. Even if paused, a proposal could be put back on the table at a later point in the budget procedure. THe county council is legally required to present a balanced budget in February 2020. One of the other proposals was to save up to £500,000 by making some changes to the library services . THis could include changes such as closing several branch libraries, reducing opening hours, and removing the mobile library service. THe libraries at risk would all be from the 13 rated as tier 6. THey include: Arundel, Petworth, Southbourne, and the Witterings. THis proposal was put forward for further work. THe council is working on transforming libraries into community hubs, bringing various services under one roof, and Debbie Kennard, cabinet member for safer, stronger communities, said she thought the £500,000 could be ‘mitigated’ through that work. When Dr James Walsh, leader of the opposition, asked what exactly that meant, he was told the proposal would be ‘included in the forward plan for further work to be done, looking at mitigation as the solution'. Report by Karen Dunn, local democracy reporter

f The High Sheriff presented awards at a special ceremony

Police are recognised for outstanding work in county BY KELLY WICKHAM kelly.wickham@sussexpost.co.uk POLICE officers, staff, special constables, volunteers and members of the local community from across Chichester and Bognor Regis were recognised for their outstanding contribution to policing over the past year in an awards ceremony. Award recipients from across the county were invited to the ceremony at Arundel Castle to receive their awards and acknowledge the achievements of their colleagues and members of the public. Presentations were awarded by High Sheriff of West Sussex, Davina IrwinClark, and Chief Constable Giles York. Officers recognised included Detective Constable Andrea Watts, who

was praised for her dedication in the investigation of a large discovery of a container of drugs in Aldingbourne in May, 2017. Andrea worked relentlessly on the investigation, analysing the exhibits seized from the container and arranging the search of the address of the suspects. Her dedication to the investigation on top of her daily caseload led to a man and woman being charged with money laundering and possession with the intent to supply class C drugs. THe pair were sentenced to a total of 12 years following a 12-day trial over the production of illegal steroids at the secret laboratory. Special Constable Jake Sloane was commended for his dedication to mentoring his colleagues across Chichester and Worthing. His enthusiasm towards supporting,

coaching and mentoring has led to an increase in officers being able to patrol within the local communities independently. PC Rob Crombie was applauded for his calm manner when a man threatened to harm himself at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, in May, 2018. Rob acted swiftly and bravely, stepping in to prevent any harm to the man or other members of the public. Chief Superintendent Jerry Westerman said: "It was wonderful to recognise some of the outstanding work that has taken place to make West Sussex the safest place it possibly can be. Police officers, police staff and members of the public have gone over and above what is expected of them, showing skill, determination, understanding compassion and bravery along the way."


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LETTERS to the editor

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

Dear Editor, I doubt that I was the only reader to see the irony of placing a photograph of Michael Schumacher's car at the Festival of Speed immediately above the headline 'District has high emissions' (Post, July 12). Perhaps the new 'climate emergency officer' at the district council might have some good ideas for reducing the adverse effects of events like this in future? Here are some other ideas to get said 'climate emergency officer' started in their new role. How about asking the top officers at West Sussex County Council to forego some of their salaries, now that the range of services they offer is destined to decline even further? THe savings could be used to continue subsidising bus services in the district. Or maybe people would be enabled to walk more often if every busy road (which, now I think of it, is every road in the area) were to have a pavement along at least one side of it? Narrowing the carriageway by a couple or three feet might discourage drivers from driving quite so quickly

and, thereby, reduce emissions even further. THey could also ask Network Rail to install a signal on the west-bound railway track nearer to Chichester so that the crossing gates could be lowered for a shorter period of time, thus reducing emissions from vehicles which idle whilst stuck in the queues? Jane Church Brampton Court Chichester

Dear Editor, Did you know that the wonderful sculpture at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood, seen the world over, was made - as it is every year - by dedicated and highly skilled engineers at Littlehampton Welding Ltd? Not many people know that. David Alexander Nineveh Shipyard, Arundel

f The Chichester College team in field gun action

Teamwork fires up college in contest BY ALICIA DENNY alicia.deny@sussexpost.co.uk STUDENTS at Chichester College relished the opportunity to take part in this year's Junior Leaders' Field Gun competition, which was held at HMS Collingwood in Fareham. THe Chichester team, made up of sports and public services students, spent four days training together in the run-up to competition. THey were competing against teams from other colleges, including Fareham

and Itchen, as well as teams from the armed forces, such as HMS Sultan and RAF Cosford, who went on to win the overall competition on July 5. Team captain Scott Young, who has just completed his Public Services course at the college, said: “It’s has been a really good experience for us all. I couldn’t have hoped for a better team. “It brings together people who wouldn’t normally spend time with each other but we’ve all come together and worked as a team, as a unit – we’ve become like a family." THe teams competed to transport a

field gun - weighing around the same as a small car - and its equipment over a track distance measuring 85 metres in the fastest time. THe Chichester team competed well to once again reach the Plate 1 Final, although they were ultimately unable to defend the title which they won last year for the first time. THe college gave special awards to crew members who had particularly shone during the five days, - Harry Rayment for endeavour award and Rihards Lusis was field gunner of the year.

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Bourne Community College: We aspire, innovate and motivate to ensure all our students develop their gifts and talents to the full.

Welcome to Bourne Community College and to our unique school, located on the south coast of England between the historic city of Chichester and the surrounding villages of West Sussex. We have the distinct advantage as a successful school of now offering 180 student places in each year group. We have a strong sense of community and cater for each of our students as individuals. Our inspirational team of staff work hard to ensure that all our students make outstanding progress, academically and personally, to build on their self-confidence and self-belief. We want them to mature into responsible, confident young citizens, equipped to thrive and contribute to the world beyond our classrooms. We are delighted to have been awarded Gold Rights Respecting School status by UNICEF UK. This is the highest accolade given to schools that demonstrate a deep commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights at all levels of school life. Bourne Community College delivers a varied curriculum with learning opportunities both in and outside of the classroom. We are also pleased to be able to offer an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) programme to our students and we are building bespoke, new accommodation for this purpose. We are very proud of our students and their successes and welcome visits so you can see for yourself, what a unique school we really are. “Strength in the STEAM subjects is a fundamental foundation that will support our communities and our economy. We congratulate Bourne Community College for their commitment to the development of the resources necessary to support education in the STEAM subjects.” Alan Stannah, (MBE), Joint Chairman, Stannah Group of Companies

“Aspiration, Innovation and Motivation”

Open Evening Welcome to Bourne Community College

Thursday 10th October 2019 The College will be open from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. when we shall be delighted to meet both parents and students. There will be an opportunity to visit departments and talk to staff and students during the evening. The Headteacher will address parents at 6.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. in the main hall.

Open Mornings 2019 Bourne Community College, Park Road, Southbourne, Emsworth, Hants PO10 8PJ Telephone: 01243 375691 email: office@bourne.org.uk

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Headteacher: Yvonne Watkins BA (Hons)

Tuesday 1st October Thursday 3rd October Tuesday 8th October Tuesday 15th October Thursday 17th October

Please arrive by 8.45 a.m. for 9.00 a.m. prompt start


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CHICHESTER CINEMA AT NEW PARK

Vita and Virginia July 19 - 25

THe affair between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf is winningly recreated by Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki in Vita and Virginia, the liaison testing to near-destruction socialite-author Vita’s marriage with Harold Nicolson along with literary icon Virginia’s relationship with stolid Leonard Woolf. Vita’s disapproving mother, Lady Sackville, is played by Isabella Rossellini. Eileen Atkins wrote the script. In the German thriller, Balloon, Peter Strelzyk, his wife Doris and their two children make their bid for freedom in a hand-sewn hot air balloon. One dark night, they take to the skies and drift towards the west, before plummeting to earth agonisingly close to the border. Hastily covering their traces, they try to resume a normal life while secretly preparing for a second attempt. THis impressive, realistic film is not to be missed. Yesterday, written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle, stars Himesh Patel as Jack Malik, a young Suffolk singer-songwriter. After a freak global event, Jack is the only person on earth who remembers the Beatles and their fab music. But is ‘All You Need is Love’ enough to project Jack to stardom? When he sings ‘Yesterday,’ his friends agree that it’s beautiful, although, as one of them argues, “it’s not Coldplay.” THanks for that. ‘Come Together’ for the latest Boyle confection. Featuring previously unseen footage, Apollo 11, an electrifying documentary, marks 50 years since the first moon landing, which presents newly discovered colour footage of the build-up with the buzzcut wholesomeness of the astronauts’ good-naturedly trustful faces – Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins - in close-up, the electrifying launch, the touchdown and the return to Earth. See this edifying and inspiring documentary to remind you what it is to be truly

awestruck. Get your skates on to book a seat for the formidable THe Lehman Trilogy, live from the National THeatre and this week’s Performance Event. In September, 2008, the top brokerage firm Lehman Brothers collapsed. It was the largest bankruptcy filing America had ever seen, and sparked the greatest financial devastation since the Great Depression. Director Sam Mendes tell the story of the men behind the world-famous corporation, from the moment the three brothers from Bavaria – Henry (Simon Russell Beale), Emanuel (Ben Miles) and Mayer (Adam Godley) Lehman – made the crossing to America in the mid-1840s. THe 28th Chichester International Film Festival prefaces with three open air screenings from August 2, the largest film festival on the south coast running from August 8 – 25. Book your (free) seats for the media and audience event on July 30, 11.30am–12.30pm, artistic director Roger Gibson giving a preview with clips. Full programme out third week of July. All seats are reservable on the cinema's plush red seats. Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, Chichester PO19 7XY Box office: 01243 786650 www.chichestercinema.org

FILM G U I D E

NEW RELEASE

The Lion King

Adventure, Family, Musical Screened at Picturedrome Cinema Journey to the African savannah in an allnew take on Disney's THe Lion King that utilises pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way. Without a doubt the most highly anticipated of Disney’s live-action remakes, THe Lion King is set to be the pick of the Pride and follows the story of a young cub named Simba from infancy to adulthood. Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother – and the former heir to the throne – has plans of his own. THe battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy, and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. THe all-star voice cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, John Oliver as Zazu, Billy Eichner as Timon and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa

instalment of the hugely successful Annabelle films starring the infamous sinister doll from the Conjuring universe. Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artefacts room in their home, placing her safely behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest's holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target - the Warrens' ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends. Familiar frights and all new nightmares emerge as the demon possessing Annabelle seeks to claim another soul. THe film stars McKenna Grace as Judy; Madison Iseman as her babysitter, Mary Ellen, Katie Sarife as troubled friend Daniela, with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprising their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Screened at Picturedrome Cinema

Annabelle Comes Home Horror, Mystery, Thriller Screened at Picturedrome Cinema

THe Conjuring’s creepy doll returns for a terrifying third chapter. Written and directed by Gary Dauberman, who previously penned the screenplays for the Annabelle films, IT, and THe Nun, Annabelle Comes Home is the third

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. THanos is defeated, and Earth is saved, but Iron Man is gone. Still mourning the loss of his mentor, Peter Parker decides to join best friend Ned and crush MJ on a European getaway. However, his hopes of leaving superheroics behind are dashed when Nick Fury hijacks the holiday, demanding his help stopping several elemental creatures that are creating havoc across the continent. Tom Holland is back from dust as Peter Parker, starring alongside his Spider-Man: Homecoming co-stars Zendaya,


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Biography, Drama, History Screened at Picturedrome Cinema

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Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, the greatest inventors of the industrial age, engage in a battle of technology and ideas that will determine whose electrical system will power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, sees fatal flaws in Edison's direct current design. Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current.

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Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, and Jon Favreau. Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders are new MCU additions, but the most exciting newcomer is Jake Gyllenhaal, who brings the enigmatic Quentin Beck aka Mysterio to the big screen for the first time.

FRI: 1.30PM, 4.45PM, 7.15PM SAT - WED: 10AM, 1PM, 4.15PM, 7.15PM THU: 12.15PM, 3.30PM, 7.15PM

TOY STORY 4 (U)

The Queen’s Corgi

FRI: 1.45PM, 4.45PM SAT - THU: 11AM, 12PM, 4.30PM

Animation, Comedy, Family Screened at Picturedrome Cinema

Featuring an all-star British voice cast, The Queen's Corgi is a fun animated adventure based on Her Majesty's beloved canine companions. Rex is a spoilt little corgi who lives a life of luxury in Buckingham Palace. But when Rex loses track of his mistress and winds up in a London dogs home, surrounded by tough strays of all kinds confronting and fighting each other, he must learn that to become a true top dog you have to earn it! During his epic journey to return to the Queen, Rex falls in love and discovers his true self. Jack Whitehall leads the cast as Rex and is joined by Ray Winstone as Tyson, Sheridan

JULY 19, 2019

YESTERDAY (12A)

FRI: 2PM SAT - THU: 2.45PM, 5.45PM

ANNABELLE COMES HOME (15)

FRI: 7.30PM SAT - THU: 8.45PM

Smith as Wanda, Matt Lucas as Charlie, Tom Courtenay as The Duke of Edinburgh, and Julie Walters as The Queen.

THE QUEEN’S CORGI (PG) FRI: 4.45PM SAT - THU: 9.45AM, 2PM

THE LION KING (PG)

FRI: 1PM, 4.15PM, 7.45PM, 8.15PM SAT - THU: 10.30AM, 1.45PM, 5PM, 7.30PM*,8.15PM *Except Thursday

NT LIVE: THE LEHMAN TRILOGY THU: 7PM (Tickets £12.00)

COMING SOON: THE CURRENT WAR The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.

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Music. Hat Fitz & Cara. He’s had his leg almost chomped off by a saltwater crocodile and been bitten by a deadly snake and a deadly spider – so the safe environment of Compton Parish Room is not going to faze him. If ever there was a survivor it’s this man – Hat Fitz. A Queenslandbased acoustic bluesman who’s dodged death and has gone on to record nearly a dozen albums, more than half with his wife and stage partner Cara Robinson who he met ten years ago in County Antrim. THe gig is being put on by Wemsfest. Hat Fitz & Cara play Compton Parish Room on Friday July 26 at 8pm. A few tickets are left at Bookends, High Street, Emsworth, Compton Village Tearoom, and online at: www.wegottickets. com.

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Theatre. Lifted. All-female acrobatic theatre company Mimbre are back in Worthing this year with a new outdoor production. THey will be performing two free shows at 11am and 2pm outside the Pavilion THeatre on Saturday, July 20, as part of Worthing THeatre’s fun-filled Summer of Circus. Lifted is a collection of funny, poetic and surprising moments, which explore in different ways what it means when one body is carried by another.

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Classic Car Show, Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre.

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Or when one person carries two people. Or when a person doesn't want to be carried. Or when three people find the perfect balance. Tickets are free but can be booked through Worthing THeatres on 01903 206206. .

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Event. Classic Car Show. From Alfa Romeos to Ford Zodiacs, classic cars from the 1950s to the 1990s will be on display by their proud owners at Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre. With visiting car clubs and individual enthusiasts, visitors can join in the community spirit of this annual event day. THe many other industrial heritage attractions at the 36-acre site will also be open, including the popular train and bus rides. THe event, on Sunday July 21, is open from 10am-4.30pm. For details, visit the website at: www. amberleymuseum.co.uk

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Music. Music for a Summer's Evening Music for a Summer's Evening will offer a programme of light music, sung unaccompanied by the Boxgrove-based quartet Cavatina, at St Mary’s Church, Barnham, on Saturday, July 20, at 7.30pm. THere will be a cappella arrangements of a number of songs by Flanders & Swann,

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transatlantic classics including Puttin’ On THe Ritz and Mr Sand Man, and much-loved pop songs including Top of the World and THe Longest Time. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free but there will be a retiring collection in aid of church funds.

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Comedy. Laughing McGeorge. THe final two pre-Edinburgh Fringe comedy gigs are coming up at the George Inn, Felpham PO22 7PL, giving West Sussex audiences a chance to preview four acts for a cost of £10 entry on each night. Today (Friday) sees Steve McClean take to the stage at 8pm with Action Figure Archive, followed at 9.30pm by Hampshire-based James Alderson's take on the 1980s. THe last show of the eight-week season starts with Twat Out of Hell, presented by Gary G Knightley, and Joe Wells with THe Importance of Being Inadequate. THis final gig is on Friday, July 26. For further information about the shows, visit Laughing George's Facebook page or call 07871 897060..

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Event. Yum Foodie Saturday A fantastic food hub in Chichester, YUM Saturday! is a celebration of food, a place to gather, eat and chat about all things scrummy. Find innovative and creative food producers, chefs and makers who want to tickle those tastebuds with what they are passionate about. Join the fun at Draper's Yard, 16 THe Hornet, Chichester PO19 7JG on Saturday, July 27, from 10am–4pm.

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Events. Apollo moon landings anniversary THis month marks the 50th anniversary of the phenomenal Apollo 11 mission which saw mankind take its first steps on the moon, setting a major milestone in scientific and technological history. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Brighton Dome is hosting a weekend of activities on July 20 and 21. A Moon Quiz for Kids is on Saturday, at 11am and 2pm, will be a fantastic fun show combining facts, laughs and very few prizes. Tickets are adults £6, children £4 and family £18. Icebreaker perform their multi-media reworking of Brian Eno’s Apollo album alongside works from eclectic ground-breaking composers on Sunday, July 21, at 7.30pm. Tickets:

2 £17.50, £22.50. Book on the Dome website at: www.brightondome.org or call 01273 709709.

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Art. Oxmarket Centre of Arts Four new exhibitions in a range of genre have opened at the Oxmarket Gallery in St Andrew's Court off East Street, Chichester. THe Society of Limners. Exhibition of miniature paintings and calligraphy and this year includes a retrospective of Michael Pierce’s (late president) work. Minnie Fry – Sussex and Other Places. Best known for her semi-abstract landscapes, presented here is a collection of paintings watercolours and etchings spanning Minnie’s impressive career. Regular Oxmarket artist Barbara Jones exhibits her latest watercolour collection inspired by her love of the coast. Leonard Murrell – A Tribute to the Royal Navy is a solo exhibition of a collection of oil paintings of Royal Navy ships at sea and in harbour – 1900 to 1970s. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4.30pm, entry to the gallery is free.

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Event. Binsted’s 32nd Annual Strawberry Fair THis old fashioned family fair has garden plants for sale, homemade cakes, jams and produce, ice cream, Pimm’s tent, music, raffle, tombola, books, wildlife, nature and countryside displays, crafts

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and demonstrations, toys, face painting, petting animals, children’s games and activities, and, of course, the strawberry tea. Proceeds will be split between the 12th century church in Binsted, Parkinson’s (www.parkinsons.org.uk) and JustDifferent (www.justdifferent. org). Venue is the Flint Barn on Binsted Lane, Binsted near Arundel, BN18 0LL for the event on Sunday, July 21, 2-4.30pm. Entry is £1 for adults, children free..

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Theatre. Fame. Playing at Southsea's Kings THeatre from July 22-27, Selladoor Productions present the definitive 30th anniversary tour of Fame THe Musical starring Keith Jack (Any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Mica Paris (Love Me Tender, Chicago, Mama I Want To Sing) and Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks, Dancing On Ice). Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame THe Musical is the international smash hit following the lives of students at New York’s High School For THe Performing Arts as they navigate through the highs and lows and the ultimate elation of life. THis bittersweet, uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today. For tickets, visit the website at: www.kingsportsmouth.co. uk

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Arundel Castle, Arundel BN18 9AB Website: www.arundelcastle.org

Medieval Jousting Week Arundel Castle, Arundel BN18 9AB Tue July 23-Sun July 28, 10am-4.30pm Tickets: www.arundelcastle.org The Wind in the Willows Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton P018 0EU Thursday, July 25, 7pm Tickets: www.wealdown.co.uk “BELIEVE me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats…” THat immortal quote from Kenneth Grahame's THe Wind in the Willows will be across the rural setting of the Weald and Downland Liviing History Museum at Singleton as part of its summer season of entertainment. Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. THere’s boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad. What more could such firm friends wish for? But after Toad’s latest escapade, can they join

together and beat the wretched weasels? Join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their mad-cap adventures in this heart-warming tale of friendship, mishap and mayhem in Quantum THeatre’s new adaptation of this family favourite. Food and drink will be available to buy from the museum's waterside cafe and visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics. Doors open from 6.15pm and the show starts at 7pm. THe event is outdoors so members of the audience are reminded to dress for the weather and bring a rug on which to sit. Tickets should be bought in advance through the museum's website or in person from its shop. Tickets are £14 for adults, £10 for children under 15, and £40 for a family. THe museum's summer season continues until September 1 with a variety of theatre, film and music events for a range of tastes.

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton PO18 0EU Website: www. wealdown.co.uk

Bersted Arts hosts birthday show Celebrate Alexandra Theatre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1BL Saturday, July 20, 7.30pm IF you’re into music, comedy and laughter in abundance then you’re in for a treat as performance arts company Bersted Arts are pulling out all the stops to celebrate their fifth birthday with a variety show. It joins together just some of the many talented groups and individuals they’ve worked with over the last five years while providing access to community arts to the area. Bersted Arts Co-founder Michael Gattrell said: “THere really will be something for everyone, from music to comedy, featuring very special performances from just some of the very talented people we’ve had the pleasure of working with since we launched five years ago. Choirs, pianists, violinists,and comedy actors are all on the bill, as well as some talented singers, including the Bersted

Boys and diva Sarah Esser who will both be performing alongside the Bersted Community Choir to deliver a showstopping performance of Spread the Love from the West End and Broadway smash hit musical Sister Act. THe evening will be compered by Vicky Edwards who will also be hosting this year’s Live at THe Regis variety show in August headlining Bobby Davro and ventriloquist Max Fulham. Michael said: “Tickets are selling quickly but there is still time to book your seat and experience some great live theatre this July." Tickets for the 7.30pm show on Saturday, July 20, are priced at £10 with concessions at £8.

INTERNATIONAL teams of 'knights' from Australia and Scandinavia will be competing with British and French challengers for the honour and title of champion at Arundel Castle's medieval jousting event. THe highlight of the summer events at the castle is a real contest of combat. Competitors fight to win, with no scripts or stunts. In between contests, visitors can enjoy the extensive range of exhibitors in a tented encampment, demonstrating and selling examples of blacksmithing, jewellery and leather work . In keeping with the period when knights

competed in horse-back contests, there will be daily falconry displays and medievalstyle music performed by Myal and Peg. Food and drink will be available in the event area and, although admission includes entry to the castle, grounds and gardens, special prices apply for the jousting event and standard tickets are not valid during it. Continuing with history-linked activities over the school holidays, Arundel Castle will host a Living History Day on Tuesday, July 30, when visitors can meet characters such as a knight, pirate and medieval surgeon, and have fun with a range of havea-go activities, including archery. THere will also be falconry, face painting and a story teller during the event with an all-inclusive ticket price.

Arundel Castle, Arundel BN18 9AB Website: www. arundelcastle.org

Science at its best with Brainiac's Dr Bunhead Dr Bunhead’s Blast Off! Pavilion Theatre, Marine ParadeWorthing BN11 3PX Fri & Sat, July 26 & 27, 11am & 2pm Tickets: www.worthingtheatres co.uk

TELEVISION'S most extreme stunt scientist, who has appeared on Brainiac, Blue Peter and THe Slammer, comes to Worthing for this joy-ride through the wonders of space science. Pack your safety goggles and space pants for an explosive journey into space. With help from 'stunt scientist' volunteers from the audience, Dr Bunhead will deploy non-stop awesome experiments in his madcap mission to send the first humans to Mars. Stunt hamsters will be bazookablasted, fingers will be frozen (solid), heads will be explosively decompressed as the perils of space travel are explored. It's pure live science at its best, with ninja stealth science smuggled in so that kids learn stuff without even realising. Edinburgh-based renegade teacher Tom Pringle has worked as a globetrotting, performance scientist since 1996, educating and inspiring kids worldwide with his pioneering approach to science education. His irreverently blended collision of comic improvisation, clown and serious science has been much copied over the years.

He has also trained thousands of teachers, scientists and science communicators worldwide on how to make science more accessible and exciting. In 2004 Tom introduced the first 100 per cent pure, live science theatre to London's West End, paving the way for subsequent acts to follow. Over the last two decades he

has delivered thousands of shows, workshops, talks and training to about half a million people at more than 500 venues around the world. Tickets for Dr Bunhead’s Blast Off! are available from £10 and can be booked through the Worthing THeatres box office on 01903 206206 and online.


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Fun for all the family now that summer is here By alicia denny alicia.denny@sussexpost.co.uk AT last, school's out for the summer - and six glorious weeks of freedom beckon for the nation's children but, after the first few days of euphoria, how do you keep them happily occupied? Luckily, here in West Sussex, there are plenty of places to visit and, of course, it's a holiday destination for people from less fortunate parts of the United Kingdom who come to enjoy our combination of beaches, countryside and historic towns. THe South Downs National Park has become established as a green lung for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and nature-lovers while town dwellers can enjoy outdoor space, such as Hotham Park in Bognor Regis and Priory Park in Chichester, for free fun in the fresh air. Food tastes better outdoors so why not take a picnic and make a day of it. THe beaches at West Wittering, East Wittering, Selsey, Aldwick, Bognor Regis and Felpham are magnets when the weather is fine but, if it turns chillier, indoor swimming pools offer splashing good times for all ages with leisure centres at Felpham and Westgate in Chichester and the outdoor Arundel Lido plus the new Splash Waterworld at Butlins where day visitors are welcome to join holiday-makers. For working parents, the leisure centres often have all-day supervised sports,

games and crafts to keep youngsters busy and out of mischief. For water activities of a quieter sort, Arundel's Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre has special activities for children throughout the holidays to help them appreciate their environment and the many waterfowl and other creatures inhabiting the River Arun valley. Arundel itself is a lovely place for a wander around the quaint streets, walk around Swanbourne Lake or take out a rowing boat. It's difficult to ignore the castle high on the hill which has a range of history-related events throughout the summer. THe industrial history of both town and country can be discovered at Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre which is based in an old chalk quarry in the village north of Arundel. THere is a wealth of interest for all the family, from train and bus rides to a nature trail, woodcraft area, a pottery and the electricity demonstration area to name just a few. Heritage with a more rural theme is at the Singleton's Weald and Downland Living Museum where 50 re-erected buildings bring history to life as they reflect how people have lived through nearly 2,000 years. Special children's holiday activities take place weekly, offering crafts and other fun. Going back even further in history, Fishbourne Roman Palace has the largest collection of original mosaics dating

from the the period of Roman invasion of Sussex. Again, there is an emphasis on helping youngsters appreciate life of that time with dressing up and things to do. Chichester's Novium museum in Tower Street houses the remains of the city's Roman baths on its ground floor and currently has an exhibition on how Hollywood has interpreted the stories of ancient Rome. Entry is free and there are displays about the history of Chichester, too. For creative children, Pallant House Gallery in Chichester has workshops and other events aimed at young visitors and Chichester Festival THeatre has a range of familyfriendly productions and events. A number of commercial stage and dance schools in the area offer extra classes for the holidays, as does the Alexandra THeatre in Bognor Regis. THe National Trust houses at Petworth and Uppark, near South Harting, both have family trails so visitors can make the most of a trip to those venues while Stansted House, near Rowlands Castle, runs a mini train through its grounds, as well as play equipment and a maze in its extensive grounds. Wherever you go and whatever you want to do, you and your family are bound to find something of interest to do in West Sussex to fill those long summer days.

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Special events at wartime airfield Tangmere Aviation Museum Gamecock Terrace, Tangmere, Chichester PO20 2ES Tel: 01243 790090 Email: info@tangmere-museum.org.uk www.tangmere-museum.org.uk ALL day thrilling family fun with an aircraft theme is in store for visitors to Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, including a display by a Supermarine Spitfire. THe museum, on part of the site of one of the country's most famous Royal Air Force fighter bases during the Second World War, will host a day of indoor and outdoor children's activities on Sunday, August 4. THese will include designing and colouring squadron badges, making paper aeroplanes, learning and using Morse code and the phoenetic alphabet, face painting and dressing up as a pilot. Extracts from Grandpa's Great Escape, by David Walliams, will be read. Organisers hope an ambulance and a fire engine will be available for children to explore and there will be a drill demonstration by Chichester Air Training Cadet Corps. As well as aviation-related stalls, there will be a mini train for rides and demonstrations of radio-controlled model tanks. A popular free attraction from last year, the 'make-it and take-it chance to make an Airfix model aircraft to take away, will be repeated. Visitors, both young and old, can try their hands at flying the museum's simulators, including the Lightning fast jet. Also on display will be the latest acquisition, a full-scale replcia of a Westland Special Duties Lysander aircraft as used by the RAF

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from Tangmere to fly special agents to and from occupied France during the Second World War. If you want to imagine what it was like to be a bomb-aimer in the war, there's the chance to take part in a competition and try dropping bombs on a target from a radio-controlled Lancaster bomber and, subject to the weather, the cockpits of the museum's aircraft displayed outside, including the Harrier jump-jet, will be open. When visitors need a break from the fun, the NAAFI-themed tea room, beer tent and burger bar will be open, with DJ Pete Cross, of Angel Radio, playing music of the 1940s and 1950s to get everyone in the mood. THe main displays relating to the historic achievements of the RAF men and machines linked to Tangmere's heritage on the front line of Britain's defence will be available to view, as usual. Parking is free and entry for the family day, which runs from 10am-5pm, is at a reduced rate of £8 for adults, £4 for children and £20 for a family.

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Circus Wonderland Arrives for Family Fun Circus Wonderland West Park Bognor Regis PO21 2RB BRITAIN’S most magical circus is returning to Bognor Regis with high flying acrobats, jugglers and clowns promising thrills and spills for all the family. Fast and furious feats are on offer with THe Centners, who light up the Big Top with their flame throwing juggling from the back of their speeding quad bikes, while daring trapeze artistes Duo Velvet fly through the

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roof of the arena without any safety devices. Grace Olivia brings glitz and glamour to the spotlight with her fiery foot juggling fiesta, and Argentinian acrobat Sebastian perches precariously at the top of his perilous pole, ten metres above the heads of the audience. Amidst the action and excitement, award winning clowns Kakehole and Mr Popol return with their crazy comic capers, with madcap music, magic and an exploding grand piano, and there is a special appearance from the unique UV star, Mr Slinky. THere are no performing animals but look out for guest star Baby Shark! Circus Wonderland is appearing in West Park in Bognor Regis from Friday, July 19, until Sunday, July 21. Show times are Friday at 4.30pm and 7.30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 5pm, and Sunday at 2pm only. For further information about the show visit www.circuswonderland.co.uk or contact the box office on 07531 612240.

All the fun of the fair West Sands Fun Fair Selsey PO20 9BH THERE’S a thrill a minute at West Sands fair and fun for all the family – still at the great value price of only £10 for up to five hours of enjoyment. Now bigger and better than ever, a new Waltzer has been added to the attractions alongside the Sizzler, dodgems, apple ride, snake slide, pedal boats, children’s rides and much more. Established more than 40 years ago, the fair has been a destination for both holidaymakers and families who travel regularly from Chichester and Bognor Regis, as well as Selsey itself, to enjoy the rides, which are good enough to rival many other bigger fairs along the south coast. After a tornado destroyed much of the fair’s site in 1998, it was re-built to the latest standards with the addition of a purpose-built cafeteria so fun-seekers can stay at the seaside venue all afternoon. Takeaway drinks, snacks and ice creams will keep the family fuelled up as they make the most of sunny days in

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

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Bringing businesses together to help the local economy

Arun Business Partnership Tel:01903 737845 Email:miriam.nicholls@arun.gov.uk www.arunbusinesspartnership.co.uk ARUN Business Partnership has more than 2,000 member companies which generate business and employment in and around Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Arundel and the wider Arun area. Formed in 1997 by Arun District Council, the already thriving Bognor Regis and Littlehampton Business Partnerships were brought together in 2006 to create a bigger, stronger group covering the wider Arun area. Its aim has always been to bring local businesses together to generate income for the local economy. THrough regular meetings, newsletters and the prestigious Arun Business of the Year Awards, local businesses are encouraged to do business with each other. ABP meetings are free to attend and are always well supported. Hosted at various venues across the Arun area, meetings start at 5.30pm and last two hours, although often members carry on socialising well into the evening. Business breakfast networking groups have been established in Bognor Regis and Littlehampton to increase networking opportunities for local businesses.

THe Bognor Regis group meets every THursday at 7am at Mustards Bar and Restaurant, 8-10 York Road and the Littlehampton members are at THe Boathouse in the marina, Ferry Road, Littlehampton, every Wednesday at 7.30am. THe groups, supported by the Arun Business Partnership and Arun District Council, meet weekly and help keep vital funds in the local economy by doing business with other local businesses. Only one business per ‘trade’ is represented on each group, meaning there is no competition between members. Unlike other network groups, there is no pressure

to provide leads – this happens naturally as you get to know other local businesses and the great products and services they offer. To find out if your business sector is represented and hear about the benefits of joining, contact miriam.nicholls@arun.gov.uk. Members of ABP receive monthly newsletters promoting financial support and grants, introductions to new members and local business and employment opportunities. Every year, the organisation celebrates the very best businesses which operate across Arun District through the prestigious Arun Business of the Year

Awards, which have been taking place since 1997, and the number of entries increases every year. With a total of 16 categories for businesses of all sizes and industries, winning an award is a great marketing tool and source of pride for the winning companies. Each award is sponsored by a local company and the awards ceremony is a great opportunity to network and make fantastic business contacts. THis year's award nominations close on October 18. For more information, visit the website at: www. arunbusinesspartnership.co.uk

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Networking: curiosity did not kill the cat By Debbie Ford The Chichester Social www.thechichestersocial.com AGAINST all the odds, they’ve let me write another feature! Seriously though, thank you for all the kind messages I received after the first one and the ideas for future topics; much appreciated – my network is a great network. Which subtly brings me to this month’s topic: Networking. Networking, in some people's eyes, conjures up dour connotations of a room full of suited men all trying to sell, sell, sell. THankfully, as the world of work has evolved, so has the many variants of networking groups available and who they are supporting. So what is networking? Well, the internet describes it as ‘the action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts'. Why do we need to network? In Chichester us selfemployed folk are over 15,000 in number, 20 per cent of the “economically active” population and twice the national average. So you are beginning to see why networking might be a pretty important and valuable thing here in Chichester, especially if

we want our businesses to be a success. I contacted my networks to ask for comments on their experiences of networking: What are the lows? ‘Not being listened to or feeling judged’; ‘having a business card thrust at you without asking any questions first’; ‘like a bad, awkward date!’ What are the highs? ‘Recognising mutual interest and arranging to meet to discuss further’; ‘hearing that my business has been recommended’; ‘making friends’; ‘hearing about a service I didn’t know existed’. ‘Being part of a community’. Emily Penny, brand strategist of becolourful.co.uk, sums up the value of networking: ‘You just never know what might come from conversations with interesting, diverse groups of people. If you work for yourself, just getting out there and bouncing ideas with other professionals can help you see business issues in perspective, and keep you in good mental health.’ For me, personally, the networking meet-ups that insist on an “elevator pitch” do nothing to support those that are not natural presenters or feel under the spotlight when facing a group of peers; you’re never going to present your best self no matter how

polished your one-liner might be. I often hear people say 'I’m an introvert, I’m no good at networking' - you just haven’t found the right network yet. THe business community that you surround yourself with should make this a non-issue. Make it work for you – you’re not alone in having the feeling of bneing overwhelmed that sometimes comes with larger groups. If this has whetted your appetite to give networking a whirl, here are three that I can recommend that have members from a wide range of sectors: Last Friday Club - I set this up in 2016 with my friend Emily Perry, after finding no local networks that focused on the needs of freelancers. For me, it was about building a team (a network) around me and to understand more about running my own business and supporting others in running theirs. THrough a crossover of members, I quickly discovered Design Collective Chichester. THis was also founded in 2016, by Alys Bryan and Julia Grant, and brings together some of the finest creative design talent in the local area. After a couple of years running my business, I realised I wasn’t investing in my own marketing, so I found that THe Collective, started by Abby Smith and Helen Hoile, worked for me. THey’ve just celebrated their first year and are expanding into Southsea, too. If you want to grow your business and increase awareness, then you need to start connecting more offline. Instagram isn’t your marketing team. Put a face to your brand. People want connection, not information. My closing advice is to never look at networking as “What’s in it for me?” THink of yourself as part of a business community. You can be the eyes and ears of all that you are connected to. Be an introducer – be a source of knowledge for others, be generous with time and expertise and you’ll not go far wrong. THis is the kind of connection that people remember and you’ll certainly reap the benefits. Last Friday Club - next meet-up July 26, 9am, Fenwicks Cafe, Priory Park (free) Design Collective Chichester - next event, “Wish

You Were Here”, August 8, 6pm-10pm, Pallant House Gallery (free) The Collective - next evening mingle, August 5, 6pm. Email hello@thecollectivechichester.com for details Other notable business networks in Chichester include First Friday Network and Chichester Chamber of Commerce - both are worth a look.

What topics would you like to see in future? I want to keep it positive and more thought-provoking. If you have any comments or questions about this article or about my business networking group, please email me at: hello@thechichestersocial.com

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Use it or lose it! Free support to help you save the planet Sustainable Business Partnership CIC Brighthelm Centre, North Rd, Brighton, BN1 1YD Tel: 01273 964239 Email: info@sustainablebusiness.org.uk www.sustainablebusiness.org.uk EVERYONE wants to do their bit to stop climate change but it can be difficult to know where to start. THat’s why, when the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC developed the Utilise Plus programme, we wanted to offer various services that help businesses to save energy no matter where they are on their sustainability journeys Whether you’re keen to learn more at one of our free events, want to identify smart solutions for your organisation with a fully-funded energy audit, or want to take action with a grant-funded energysaving installation, the Utilise Plus programme has something for everyone. Funded by the European Regional Development

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Eat yourself happy with healthy foods www.denisekelly.co.uk Tel: 07730671436 Email: denise@ thewellbeingcompanyltd.com YOU are what you eat! Why has happiness taken over our conversation so much recently? Every time you open a newspaper or turn on a television interview, someone is talking about tools and ways to create more happiness in your life. THe other day I heard an interview with the well-known celebrity, Fearne Cotton, about her daily struggles in life from anxiety and the ways that she has learned to cope. Just because someone appears to have everything, such as fame, money, and the perfect image, doesn’t mean they do not have their own issues.

I think it’s an amazing thing that she is speaking so freely about her own struggles, in such a public way, as many of my clients suffer from anxiety, depression and mental health-related ailments, which can make life very challenging at times. Even the very knowledge that others are out there feeling exactly the same as you, is a good place to start, because you don’t feel so alone. I was pleased to hear that Fearne has created a mini festival all based around happiness! Ferns Happy Place festival is taking place at London’s glorious Chiswick House and Gardens and Cheshire’s picturesque Tatton Park, in collaboration with Rituals and is a welcome addition to Fearne's hugely-acclaimed Happy Place podcast and her Sunday Times

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shape, but on happiness levels, too. I think because people are getting the results that they want, this is making them feel good, but not only that, they are feeling mentally stronger as well, because of the amount of goodness going into their bodies! It’s incredible that in just seven days you can transform yourself on many levels. So imagine, 14 days, or 21 days! To sign up all you need to do is go to: denisekelly. co.uk and add your details. Until the end of this month the price is only £19.99. THis includes meditation, videos and information for every meal of the day, including smoothies and beverages! You literally can’t go wrong! Sign up and kick start your health this summer…


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CommunityNews&Views CHICHESTER MP Gillian Keegan gave a passionate contribution about her will to ensure the UK leads the world by example in its efforts to reduce our carbon dioxide output. During a general debate on climate change in the House of Commons on July 10, the MP leant on her career in the car industry when she called upon legislators to be cautious about passing laws without thorough scrutiny, referencing the EU directive which previously encouraged its citizens to buy diesel cars - something now known to be just as damaging to the environment and far more so to human health. Gillian spoke about the importance of working collaboratively across government and business to pool investment, ideas and innovation and she called for more to be done, saying: "We will need to invest in technological development, incentive schemes, and green infrastructure." However, the Chichester MP, like many others in the chamber, said to do so we need a strong economy. She said: "I believe we must be cautious about policies and ideas that negatively impact on growth." Gillian highlighted some of the Government's achievements in this area to date when she said: "Since 2010, we have deployed 99 per cent of the UK’s solar panels. We are now home to the world’s largest offshore wind capacity. "In total, we have quadrupled our renewable output. It is not surprising that last year we produced over 37 per cent of our energy from renewables, all while growing our economy." THe MP also spoke of her pride in Chichester District Council whose cabinet voted to declare a ‘climate emergency’ and praised the speed at which they councillors already implementing plans. THe MP also referred to a meeting she had with members of Extinction Rebellion in Parliament, where she spent more than an hour listening and debating their ideas. She will be holding a meeting on climate change with the group and 'Time is Now' in Chichester to continue their discussion on the best course of action locally and nationally. Gillian ended her speech by calling on Britain to lead the world.:

PREMIER MARINAS has named Paul Cook as its new marina manager at Chichester Marina. Paul grew up in the Lymington area and has spent the majority of his life at sea or running businesses linked with the water. His 30+ years’ experience in the marine and superyacht industry started in the Royal Navy. His naval career lasted 25 years, spanning 14 ships with three appointments as captain of frontline warships. In 2006, he moved into the superyacht industry as a captain on MY Anna, a 67 metre Feadship motor yacht. More recently he managed the widely acclaimed and award-winning OneOcean Port Vell marina in Barcelona. Paul commented: “I am really excited to be returning to the Solent where I grew up and first caught the sailing bug. Chichester Marina was always one our family’s favourite havens and I am looking forward to getting to know our berth holders as well as welcoming new guests to what is an amazing marina and sailing area. "In particular, I am hoping to capitalise on and develop the facilities already in place and with my team make Chichester Marina one of the most welcoming marinas on the south coast. I am also keen to work with local organisations and associations to encourage new people to discover the joy of sailing and the Chichester harbour conservancy area.” Premier Marinas chief executive Pete Bradshaw explained: “We are extremely proud to have such an experienced manager and sailor on our team and running Chichester. Paul brings to Premier and Chichester Marina a wealth of knowledge, focus on detail and willingness to embrace new initiatives, to improve the facilities and provide the superb customer service we are renowned for.”

POLICE would like to speak to this man who they believe may have important information about the theft of a woman's purse in a Chichester supermarket. THe woman, who was with her elderly mother and her carer, was in Waitrose in Via Ravenna between 5.40pm and 6.30pm on Friday, June 14, when her purse was stolen from inside a bag that she had

AN ARRAY of Scholarships have been awarded to pupils at Westbourne House School. THe 27 Year 8 pupils at Westbourne House School, Chichester, represented just over the half the year group, who have been awarded a total of 36 scholarships. THe awards were made for a wide range of disciplines including academics, music, sport, choral, art, chess, equestrianism and drama. Four pupils were also given scholarships for their allround ability. THe scholarships were awarded by local schools such as Lancing, Seaford and Portsmouth Grammar School and Brighton College, as well as those slightly further afield such as Cranleigh, Harrow, Marlborough and Millfield. Headmaster Martin Barker commented: "It is the combination of our inclusive approach, rich and broad curriculum and energetic teachers that empowers children to discover and make the most of their strengths, whether they be in art, drama, poetry, music, maths, sport or all-round. THere is the opportunity for every child to excel at Westbourne House." Barbara Langford, director of studies, added: "We are a non-selective school devoted to working with each child to

on her shopping trolley. In the purse was £40 in cash and bank cards belonging to the woman and her mother, which were subsequently used contactlessly at various locations in the city to a value of more than £100. Anyone who recognises the man or who may have information about the incident is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 542 of 15/06.

encourage them to develop the attributes, values and skills that will enable them to be their best. Our scholars show a genuine delight in being challenged and we are proud that each child has the opportunity to follow their passion and reach their full potential." From September, Westbourne House will be introducing a cuttingedge teaching and learning framework called High Performance Learning. Martin added: “Westbourne House has always strived to develop well-rounded individuals who are confident both socially and academically, who show concern for others and who are prepared for the challenges of life in the outside world. We fully understand that success is not limited to examination results. For us, successful pupils are those who not only achieve academic excellence but who also develop a much wider set of values and attitudes that are at the heart of our ethos. Industry leaders look for creativity, adaptability, resilience, critical thinking and intellectual confidence. THese are all skills that the High Performance Learning approach systematically teaches.”

WEST DEAN College of Arts and Conservation announced its first three Fellowships at the college’s 2019 graduation ceremony on Saturday. THe college’s first fellows are Jonathan Ashley-Smith, Rebecca Salter and Dawn Ades, who are all active supporters of the college and eminent in their sphere. THe fellows joined students graduating with degrees and diplomas, from foundation, graduate and professional development diplomas to masters degrees in arts and conservation. Twenty six special awards were presented to students by Jonathan Ashley-Smith, Rebecca Salter and Peter Benson, who is chairman of trustees, during the ceremony. Director of education Francine Norris said: “I am delighted West Dean has conferred honorary fellowships on three outstanding individuals who have made a significant contribution to arts and conservation. "Each has established a reputation for excellence. We look forward to working with them to further promote our shared agendas in promoting the importance of craft skills in the fields of education, creativity and conservation.”

NUFFIELD HEALTH Chichester has recruited a new consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon and consultant general surgeon, whose experience will help extend services. Mr Peyman Alam completed his undergraduate and postgraduate dental training in 1996 and undergraduate medical training in 2002. Since then, he has pursued a career as a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He has completed a further fellowship and training in head and neck surgical oncology and reconstruction, in order to specialise in a range of treatments, including head and neck/skin cancer surgery, which mainly involves treating cancers of the mouth, face and the neck. Mr Alam also specialises in surgeries relating to benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid, the gland responsible for controlling the body’s metabolism and the parathyroid, the gland that manages the calcium within the blood stream. Commenting on his new position, Mr Alam said: “I’m thrilled to be joining a team that is so welcoming and passionate about delivering a high standard of care to their patients. THe expertise among the staff at Nuffield Chichester is exceptional and I am honoured to have the opportunity to introduce new services at the hospital for the benefit of our patients.” Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital has also welcomed consultant general surgeon, Mr William Hawkins, to its growing team. Mr Hawkins has obtained significant experience around the UK and Sydney, Australia. Over the course of his career, he has developed an interest in keyhole surgery, upper GI surgery, weight loss surgery and anti-reflux surgery. He has worked as a consultant general surgeon for the last six years. In his new role, Mr Hawkins will be providing a range of procedures., which will help patients who are suffering from problems such as an abdominal hernia, reflux, symptomatic hiatus hernia or gallbladder disease. Mr Hawkins also has an interest in medical education and has recently been appointed as the General Surgery, Higher Surgical Training Programme Director for Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Mr Hawkins, said: “I’m delighted to be joining Nuffield Chichester and look forward to greeting the patients at the hospital. As a consultant it is very important to listen to the patient fully and then determine the best course of action together. THe terminology used in medicine can sometimes be very confusing to comprehend, which is why I like to ensure that the patient understands everything we discuss together in the simplest terms.” For more information about Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital, call 01243 884552 to speak to a member of the team or visit: nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/chichester

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The history and times of Pinks of Chichester Written by Pat Saunders, volunteer at The Novium Museum

f Exterior of Pinks Mineral Water Works, Melbourne Road, 1956 PINKS LTD were a much loved and wellknown local soft drinks firm producing bottled ginger beer, lemonade and soda water and a range of fruit squashes. Many of today’s residents will still recall the Pinks fizzy pop of their school days. THe business was started by Anne Pink in 1890 and was based at Melbourne Road, Chichester. THe company began when Anne Pink started brewing Pinks Ginger Beer. Anne had married James Pink in about 1872. Both Anne and James originally came from Hampshire, with James being born at East Meon (c1846) and Anne being born in Hursley (c1849). Anne and James had four

children, Edith Maria, Winifred Kate, Arthur Gear and Walter G. All four children were born in Portfield, Chichester. In 1871, prior to their marriage, James was listed as living in St. Pancras. At the time, he was working as a maltster (someone who brewed beer, or prepared malt for brewing). In 1881, the family was living at 12 Florence Lane and both James and Anne were listed as working for a brewery, likely to have been Atkey’s East Walls Brewery. By 1901, Anne and James had relocated to 20 Melbourne Road. THe company remained in the family for many generations. In 1901, Arthur, the couple’s first son was listed as ‘Ginger Beer

f A selection of Pinks bottles from The Novium Museum collections

In 1901 Arthur, the couple’s first son was listed as ‘Ginger Beer Manufacturer’.

Manufacturer’. He married his wife Margaret in about 1904. In the 1911 census, he and his mother are described as ‘Mineral Water Manufacturers’. Arthur was an enthusiastic member of Priory Park Bowls Club. James Pink unfortunately died at the age of 68 in 1912. However, Anne lived considerably longer. THe 1920s saw Pinks buy out their main local competitors, the mineral water manufacturer Chitty’s. Frederick Chitty had sadly passed away in 1916. THe logo for Pink’s Ginger Beer and Lemonade was “None Nicer”, and was true to its word. It could be bought in supermarkets locally until the late 1970s, thereafter it seemed to be just available in pubs. Aside from soft drinks, Pinks had also experimented in vinegar, nuts and confectionery. In the 1930s, the family also had a potato crisp factory in Westhampnett Road. In 1986, the firm moved to larger premises at Birdham Road to make way for sheltered housing. THe chairman at this time was Jeremy Goodyer-Pink, great-grandson of the founder. Arthur Pink died aged 102 on December 23, 1978, in Chichester and had then been living at Isola Bella, 79 Spitalfields Lane. Although a popular local firm, our knowledge of the Pinks soft drinks company is sadly somewhat woolly in places. We’d love to hear from you if you might be able to fill in some of the gaps. Did you or a family member work for pinks? If you have any information we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch at thenovium@chichester. gov.uk

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Middleton out to end bad run MIDDLETON CC will look to record their first win in three matches as they host struggling Horsham tomorrow (11.30am) in the Sussex Premier Division. Sean Heather's side have fallen off the pace in recent weeks after falling to two successive defeats. THat leaves them fifth in the ten-team division and in danger of being sucked into a relegation fight. Middleton will look to rectify that tomorrow when they welcome Horsham to Sea Lane. While they can boast the likes of Sussex players Stu Whittingham, George Garton and Will Beer as registered players, the visitors have been forced to rely on other players in recent weeks. THat has coincided with only one win from the last five making tomorrow's game even more important. Middleton will look to bounce back from an agonising defeat to East Grinstead last time out. After being put into bat, Heather's side struggled and

were quickly reduced to 13-2. THis eventually became 83-5 as Heather (16), Mason Robinson (25) and Matthew Reynolds (11) were sent packing by the EG bowling attack. But, as has been a running theme this season, Mahesh Rawat came to Middleton's rescue and batted with serene confidence to guide his side to a competitive total. With support from Patrick Colvin (31), the pair put on 86 for the sixth wicket as Rawat closed in on his century. But the Indian was cruelly denied three figures when he was run out for 99. THis stalled Middleton's progress, with a Will Taylor hat-trick ensuring they were bowled out for 224. In reply, the home side timed their pursuit to perfection with Tom Haynes (91) anchoring the innings. Middleton struggled to take wickets to halt the charge and EG reached the score in the 50th over with six wickets to spare.

Priory look to extend streak CHICHESTER Priory Park's minirevival will be put to the test as they head to leaders Hastings & St Leonards tomorrow (12.30pm). THe Division Two side have won their last two in a row, victories which have edged the side away from the relegation zone. Chi will need to be at their best to repeat the trick against Hastings, a side who have not lost in their last five. Matt Geffen's side, who are now sixth, will look to repeat an excellent bowling display against Lindfield last weekend which set up a comfortable victory for the home side. Abhi Raut proved to be the star performer, taking 6-27 from just 13 overs as the visitors were dismissed for just 96. He was backed up by opening bowler Dan Joseph, with 3-30 in 14.3 overs. In reply, Chi edged to the total, navigating a difficult pitch to reach the score with four wickets

in hand. Opener Matt Bennison top scored with 26. Fellow Division Two side Bognor , who are just one place above Chi in the standings, head to Lindfield tomorrow (12.30pm) looking for a similar result. THe Hawthorn Road side defeated Burgess Hill with ease last time out, cruising to a nine wicket win. Bognor had the visitors at a remarkable 28-8 at one point as Joe Ashmore (4-25) and Roy Kaia (3-19) bamboozled the visitors. Burgess Hill eventually rallied to a score of 68, a total which was never going to be enough to defend. In Division THree West, Pagham host Broadwater tomorrow (12.30pm) looking to keep in touch with the league leaders. THe third-place side beat Stirlands by eight wickets last weekend, with opener Jack Stannard scoring an unbeaten 82 in the chase.

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Tennis open day is a big hit A SMASHING time was had by all as Aldingbourne Tennis Club recently held a very successful open day. Dozens of people of all ages picked up their racquets and balls at the event at the courts which aimed to give participants a taste of what the sport has to offer. With thanks to sponsorship from Nature Valley Energy Bars, Oaka Books for Dyslexics, JW Sports of Bognor Regis and Game, Set and Match of Chichester, the club signed up 21 new members on the day. Since the event, even more members have been welcomed, much to the delight of everyone involved with the club in Westergate in Chichester. Professional coach, Colin Piper, from Smash Tennis UK, was on hand throughout the day, giving helpful tips and advice on how to continue playing the great game of tennis. THe club, which is based off Olivers Meadow, has vowed to keep up its efforts to encourage people of all ages to try the sport Drop-in and play sessions throughout the week and Smash Tennis UK run junior tennis sessions on Saturday mornings. Representatives will also host a three-day

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junior tennis camp during the summer holidays and in September a Cardio-Tennis fitness session will start on Wednesday mornings – open to non-members. THe club also promotes Pickleball – the “fastest growing sport in north America� - which is a mix of tennis, badminton and

table tennis. Pickleball is suitable for all ages and abilities – easy to learn and great fun to play. For more information visit www. aldingbournetennisclub.com or contact club secretary Linda Fromant on 07810 618843.

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Well Dunne! Josh beats county rivals in PB time CHICHESTER teen Josh Dunne was the standout performer as the best of Sussex went head-to-head in the under-13 county championships at Withdean Stadium in Brighton. Five athletes from Chi Runners took part in the competition, which featured one of the strongest groups of athletes in recent years. 800m runner Dunne led the way, knocking a whole five seconds from his previous best with a time of 2.20. With a successful season in the National Youth Development League over 800m and the Sussex League over 600m behind him, Dunne used his experience to run a controlled race and was too strong for his rivals to win with two seconds to spare. Also in the middle distance races were twins Laila and Lillie Hellyer, who will still have another year in the age group in 2020. Laila finished a creditable sixth in the 1500m in 5.23.07 while Lillie was seventh in heat one of a very competitive 800m in 2.42. Alice Waterworth was sixth in heat two in 2.51.8 as well as notching up a good long jump mark of 3.56m.

THe fifth Chichester athlete on view was Grace Bishop, who teamed up with Waterworth in the hurdles as well as finishing in ninth place in the high jump. Elsewhere, a squad of just 11 athletes represented Chichester in the second under-15 Sussex League match of the season at the K2 in Crawley. THey did the club proud, to finish third out of the six clubs with only Crawley and Horsham ahead. On the track, new member Josh Miller impressed in both sprints with two second places in 12.8 and 26.3sec for the 100m and 200m. Following his exploits on the track, Miller teamed up with Hugo Martell to form a winning partnership in the shot, throwing 10.43m and 10.31m respectively. Martell continued his fine season in winning the discus by more than four metres with 26.93m and coming a close second in the hammer. For the girls, Chi had a strong throwing contingent, Lulu Millen making a good trio on the discus. Millen also threw well in the javelin with a second place in the A string at 22m, a result matched by Tatum Anwyl in the B squad.

Sportinbrief î ? Triathlon HUNDREDS of budding triathletes came together for one of Chichester's biggest sporting events last weekend. Now in its 13th year, the Chichester Triathlon has evolved from a single race into a weekend-long festival of activity. Young people aged eight to 16 took part in either an aquathlon or triathlon on the Saturday, before adults got their turn on Sunday. A Sprint Distance Triathlon, consisting of a 400-metre pool swim, 33-kilometre bike ride, and a five-kilometre run was also available for those over 16. An Olympic-distance race featuring a 600-metre pool swim, a 42-kilometre bike ride,

and a 10-kilometre run was also on offer. Aquakbike (swim and cycle), aquathlon (swim and run) and duathlon (run, bike and run) were also available. It was organised by Everyone Active, which operates the Westgate Leisure Centre. Ben Polhill, sports development manager at Everyone Active, said: "From first-time competitors to seasoned triathletes, everyone was welcome to what was another fantastic community sporting event. "Even for those not competing, it’s a great atmosphere to be involved in as competitors were cheered on past the finish line."


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Sportinbrief î ? Darts IT'S half way through the Bognor Friday Night Summer Darts League season and the Mixed Pairs Knockout took place at the Newtown Social Club. THere was a great turnout, with 34 teams taking part, the same as last year, and a joint record. With three former champion pairs involved, and five other players who have won with other partners, could any of them take the title again? THe second round saw a 180 from Dave Owens (Friary 'Z'). He and partner Paula Duckett (Aldingbourne Mavericks) made it through that match, but the former champions lost in the quarterfinals. Another 180 came from Ian Kewin (Newtown Clubbers) in his quarter-final with partner Hope Webster (Newtown Clubbers), and they made it through to the semi-finals. Kewin & Webster would meet the 2017 runners-up, mother and son paring, Bridget Scott-Ragless & Richard Ragless (Friary 'Z') in the first semi-final, and a good comeback would see them win the match 2-1 and make the final. THe second semi-final would see Tara Mee & Gary English (Cabin) take on the reigning champions, Hayley & Tony Phillips (Hunston Hares). It wasn't meant to be for Mee & English, as the recently married couple made the final for the second year on the trot with a 2-1 win. In the final contest, Kewin won the bullseye to start first in the final, but couldn't get going. Meanwhile, the Phillips's started with 85 and 140 between them. A 95 from Tony left 66 for Hayley, but she missed double top. THey started to struggle, allowing Kewin to hit 92 and 60 from Webster to leave a finish. Kewin then missed his chance at double 4, giving Tony Phillips another shot at double 1 which he hit to take the first leg. THe second leg saw a great start with a ton, 140 and 80 from Tony Phillips, and 65 & 60 from Hayley Phillips. THeir opponents couldn't find form and were way behind. But even a few misses from the Phillips's weren't enough to give Kewin & Webster a shot. A 95 from Kewin left 110, but double 5 from Hayley Phillips took the second leg. and put them into a 2-0 lead. THe third leg saw Kewin start with 95 and later on hit a ton. But a ton from Tony and then two scores in the 80s from Hayley would see them land on the finish first. Hayley stepped up first and missed double 16 for the win. THis gave Kewin a chance, but he fell short and aganisingly he left double 3 on the board. Tony Phillips would step up, and with two darts hit double 4 for the third leg, the match. THe 3-0 win meant the newlyweds retained the Mixed Pairs Champions title. Full results available on www.bognordarts.co.uk

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Too Darn Hot leads Sussex betting THIS year's Qatar Goodwood Festival is shaping up to be another tremendous feast of racing, with a host of proven Group One performers lined up for the five-day spectacular on the South Downs. No fewer than 14 of the 20 horses going forward in the ÂŁ1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes, the mile highlight of the second day on Wednesday, July 31, have already finished first or second at the elite level. Too Darn Hot is the 7/2 favourite, with last year's European champion two-year-old having bounced back to his best for trainer John Gosden. Gosden won the 2014 Qatar Sussex Stakes with Kingman and the Newmarket handler could also be represented by a son of the top miler in King Of Comedy (4/1). A strong three-year-old challenge could also feature G1 Commonwealth Cup victor Advertise (Martyn Meade), G1 Irish 2,000 Guineas scorer Phoenix Of Spain (Charlie Hills) and Skardu (William Haggas). Elsewhere, outstanding stayer Stradivarius is a 5/6 chance to emulate record-breaking Double Trigger by gaining a third victory in the two-mile ÂŁ500,000 G1 Qatar Goodwood

Cup on Tuesday, July 30, following his wins in the 2017 & 2018 renewals. THe John Gosden-trained five-year-old gamely beat Dee Ex Bee (Mark Johnston) to capture a second G1 Gold Cup over half a mile further at Royal Ascot on June 20. Godolphin's Cross Counter, 4/1 secondfavourite, finished a close fourth in the Gold Cup, which was his first attempt at two and a half miles. THe four-year-old is unbeaten in two appearances over two miles - and trainer Charlie Appleby remains confident of his chances of backing up last year's Gordon Stakes win at the Festival in style. He said: "It was a very pleasing run at Royal Ascot. "He travelled into the race well from a position that may have been slightly further back than ideal, but we wanted to ride him that way on his first try over two and a half miles. "We can ride him more aggressively back over two miles, while he broke the course record for a mile and a half at Goodwood in the Gordon Stakes last year, so we know he acts on the course."

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Chi all set for new challenge CHICHESTER City are shaping up for their first season at step four in fine fettle after chalking up back-to-back pre-season wins. Miles Rutherford's side will play their football in the Isthmian South East this season after storming to the SCFL Premier crown. Preparations for the new level of football look to be going well as Chi made it three wins from three in pre-season. Last weekend they beat SCFL side Arundel thanks to goals from Callum Overton and Lloyd Rowlatt. THat was followed by a 3-1 victory of Wessex League side Christchurch in midweek. A brace from Josh Clack and Overton's third in three games sealed the victory in what has become the Steve Bernard Memorial Cup, in memory of the young PE student who died after a car accident on the A27 in 2005. Next up for Chi is a trip to Wessex Premier side Fareham Town tomorrow (3pm) before a midweek trip to AFC Portchester on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Chi will be looking to give their players plenty of minutes ahead of their first league match on August 17 away at Ramsgate. Elsewhere, Daren Pearce is making excellent progress with SCFL Division One side Selsey as the Blues look to build on last season's top five finish. Bradley Higgins-Pearce, Oli Hambleton, Ryan Morey, Callum Dowdell and Tom Atkinson are among the players to have re-committed to the club for another season. THey continued their good pre-season preparations with a 1-0 win over AFC Portchester in midweek, Lindon Miller getting the goal. Blues play Havant-based Clanfield tomorrow (3pm) with all eyes focused on their opening match away at league newcomers Roffey on August 3. Fellow SCFL Division Once side Sidlesham, who open their season at home to Oakwood, have made a number of new additions including Tom Jefkins, Tommy Harding and Jonathan Tallent.

NEW Pagham boss Bob Paine looks to have plenty to do as he aims to get the Lions roaring in time for the big kick off. THe former East Preston manager took charge of the Nyetimber Lane side for the first time last weekend at Wessex Premier side Hamble. Despite a 4-1 loss, a side with ten debutants put in a strong performance. And Paine will be looking for more of the same with friendlies against Guildford City at home tomorrow (3pm) before near neighbours Selsey visit on Tuesday (7.30pm). Paine has a number of key dates in the diary as he looks to ready his side for the season ahead. THe past week saw Pagham drawn against Southern Counties East League Division One side Bridon Ropes. THe trip to south London will take place on August 31. Before then, Lions face another trip north, this time to Tunbridge Wells to play the Southern Counties East League Premier side in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup on August 10. THat match will come after two home matches to kickstart the SCFL Premier

campaign, with a trip to AFC Uckfield on August 3 followed by a home match against Saltdean United on August 6 Paine will have plenty of work to do with the side before then after losing his first match in charge 4-1 away at Hamble. With 10 of the starting 11 making their club debuts, they fought from start to finish and were rewarded at the death with a goal from captain Jack Barnes direct from a free kick. Hamble had taken the lead from a mistake by the otherwise excellent keeper Lewis Boughton scored by man-mountain centreforward Nathan Lynch. THeir lead was doubled just before half time when Lynch burst through the defence to finish with some aplomb. It was 0-3 after 51mins when Jake Newton got up highest to head home a free kick. Pagham then settled down and played some lovely football without getting the luck to pull a goal back. As it was, Lynch bagged his hat-trick after narrowly springing the offside trap. It came during a period of dominance by Lions that culminated in the last-minute consolation strike.

f New Pagham boss Bob Paine, right, at training | pic: R Smith

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BOGNOR boss Jack Pearce is calling on his fringe players to take their chance as the Rocks pre-season preparations progress with pace. A healthy crowd flocked to Nyewood Lane in midweek to see Rocks push League One Portsmouth close in a competitive friendly. After falling behind to goals from Eoin Teggert and Brett Pitman, former Pompey youngster Dan Smith nodded home to give Bognor a consolation. With a number of younger players getting minutes on the pitch, Pearce said he was pleased with how the match went. He said: "It was a good occasion and a good workout for our players who performed to a good standard. "Overall it was an enjoyable game played in good spirit, very competitive and a good workout, meaning both clubs got benefit from it." Next up for the Rocks is a match at Wessex Premier side AFC Horndean on Wednesday (7.45pm). Bognor then round off their pre-season preparations with the Sussex Charity Shield against Chichester City on July 30 at Lancing (7.30pm) before a trip to Gosport on August 2. Pearce said: "I'm pretty happy

with everything, pre-season matches have gone well and while we have a few concerns, the main focus is on getting a fit squad ready for August and the marathon ahead." At both the games against Portsmouth and Havant the previous week, Rocks featured a number of younger players on the bench. Pearce said not all of them would be offered deals for the season ahead - and urged them to seize their chance to shine in the coming weeks. He said: "It's up to them, all we can do is give them the opportunity. "THere is no doubt we will have to skim down to 16 or 17 players for the first team squad. "We have no reserves and they are good players who are too good not to be playing football "What we are trying to do is make completion for places much stronger. "THere will be some noses put out of joint from those who have been very used to being regular picks but there's nothing wrong with that." And what about any new signings? Pearce said: "We are still looking but they will have to be very good as we have some very good players at the club already."

Free season ticket offer for Rocks rookies proves big hit ROOKIE Rocks fans can get their football fix for nothing this season as Bognor offer under 16s free season tickets for the coming season. Hopes are high at Nyewood Lane that the young squad put together by Jack Pearce and Robbie Blake can put together a promotion push. To drum up support for the forthcoming Isthmian Premier campaign, club mascot Rocky Bear took a trip to Aldwick Cricket Club to recruit some fans. Rocky was hit for six by the reaction of the young cricketers as they snapped up a clutch of free season tickets which allows them to see all the action at the Nye Camp for the forthcoming season for no charge. Rocky teamed up with Aldwick CC to launch this season's offer with the help of supporters club chairman Ian Guppy. He said: "THe kids loved it and we've won over a good few fans. We've been running the offer for a few years now and it's proving more and more popular. "Unlike cricket, there are no catches - it's a free season ticket guaranteed to any one under 16 in our area. "We've liaised with schools and other sporting organisations covering boxing, swimming and rugby and we do so simply to encourage children to come and cheer on their local team. "We're excited by the new season ahead with bosses Jack Pearce and Robbie Blake at the helm. "THey have assembled a strong squad and we are confident that we can challenge at

the top of the table so it's worth snaffling a free season ticket and watching the action unfold." Bognor kick off their league season with an away game at Bishop's Stortford on August 10, with the first home game coming on Tuesday, August 13, in a West Sussex derby clash against newly-promoted Horsham. Other ties to look forward to include tasty local clashes with Worthing and Lewes. Guppy added: "Groups of under 10 can

visit us to collect the season tickets and any groups bigger should email rocks1883@ outlook.com and we can arrange delivery or collection." Other season ticket prices: adult - £201, senior citizen (over 65) - £168; under 18s and students with ID - £84. For seating, the prices are adults: £218; and senior citizen (over 65) - £184. THe club office is normally open between 10am and midday weekdays. Call 01243 822325 to avoid a wasted journey.

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NYECAMP NEWS by Liam Goodley

WELL that came round quite quickly... It felt like only yesterday that I was down at Folkestone Invicta with fellow Rocks fans for the last game of the season. Now we're back again for another year and raring to go again. THis part of the campaign just seems to get earlier and earlier. And before you know it we've already had two pre-season friendlies. THe match against Havant we may have lost 3-1 but it did give a chance to experiment. At times we lost the ball too early and allowed them to dominate physically, which they have a habit of doing against us. THere were times when we did start to string passes together and it was good to get the goal towards the end. I was particularly impressed by Junior Canada who put the ball in for Tommy Leigh to score. THe second half saw mainly trialists take to the pitch and it was nice to see the players who have been in training over the summer trying to impress Jack and Robbie. By now they are probably looking at narrowing the squad down but I think there are a number there who can add something to the team. Overall, I am quite happy with how the squad is looking. THe biggest surprise was James Crane coming back as I thought he was all set at Worthing. His return is a real bonus for us and, while he has been playing mainly full back positions, I'd like to see him move slightly forward as he is usually good for a goal or two. At the top end of the pitch, things are looking good. Getting Dan Smith on a permanent basis is obviously great. Stu Green is a good addition,

too. He scored over 20 goals from midfield for AFC Totton last season so he knows what it’s all about after playing for us in that run to the semi final of the FA Trophy a few years back. Keeping Jimmy Muitt is great, too, as I thought we would lose him given how many goals he scored last season. THere's also talk about whether Bradley Lethbridge will return on loan from Portsmouth. I saw him at the match in midweek and shouted out to him if he would be coming back. He said he hopes to at some point - so we will have to wait and see. THe only downside are two major injuries at the back with Calvin Davies and Chad Field. No doubt Jack will be on the lookout for someone to come in and cover that position. Despite all of this there were positive signs against League One Portsmouth in midweek. We went 2-0 down but I think, even though we had pretty much an entirely different side in the second half, there was plenty for Robbie and Jack to take from the game. THere was a good crowd in too and the atmosphere from the fans I spoke to is very much of optimism, although they would like to see us sign a defender and midfielder. Normally at this time of year we are short on numbers so it's nice to have the shoe on the other foot. I'm looking forward to how we fare for the rest of the pre-season. I will be going to Horndean, Gosport and the Chichester match and hope we can continue to build as we have a tough first game of the season on August 10 at Bishop's Stortford. If we can get a few more players in and get everyone match fit then we should be in good shape.

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