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ON-STREET parking prices are set to rise with effect from next month by around nine per cent. West Sussex County Council has confirmed the new prices for permit charges and pay and display areas in all the Chichester controlled parking zones. THe new prices will come into effect from September 2.
A spokesperson for West Sussex County Council said: "THe increase in parking charges is necessary to cover inflation and increases in operational costs. "It also helps to make sure the balance between on and off-street parking is maintained such that town centre on-street parking is of short duration with high turn-over which maximises available parking capacity and reduces the amount of circulating traffic and increases accessibility.
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A PARISH council has hit back after planning permission was agreed for 54 homes in Kirdford, near Petworth. THe decision, made by Chichester District Council's planning committee last week, is agreed subject to a legal agreement to limit the impact of the development on existing residents. Kirdford Parish Council says it notes the decision by Chichester District Council to approve the application plus associated access roads, car parking, landscaping and public open space, all with unrestricted phasing. THe site is the land on the east side of Plaistow Road, Kirdford, which was allocated for residential development in the Kirdford Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan 2014. Cllr Tony Piedade, from Kirdford Parish council, stated: "It is regrettable that the Committee did not support the legal document that is our Neighbourhood Plan and instead favoured supporting the disproved arguments presented by CALA Homes on the grounds of viability. "THe committee made a choice to prioritise the convenience for a developer, rather than backing the parish neighbourhood plan policies. A shameful outcome in my view." THe development will consist of 38 market and 16 affordable units, comprising; six flats, two bungalows, 17 detached two-storey houses, 14 semidetached two-storey house and 15 terraced two-storey houses. An area of landscaped open space of approximately 0.25 hectares would be formed along the southern boundary of the site. THe open space would incorporate an equipped play area of at least 165 square metres in accordance with the district council's planning
obligations and affordable housing supplementary planning document. THe overhead electricity cables would be rerouted underground. A total of 133 parking spaces will be provided in a mix of on-plot spaces, garages, parking courts and 14 unallocated visitor spaces. Vehicular access will be via widening the existing field-gated entrance on to Plaistow Road. With regard to pedestrian access, links to the eastern boundary public footpath are proposed at the north-eastern and south-eastern corners of the site. Following a resolution to grant planning permission on December 13, 2017, planning permission was granted in November 2018 for development of 54 dwellings on the site. THe parish council says that planning permission was previously granted subject to the development being carried out in accordance with a five-year, two-phase scheme which was secured by a combination of the consent's planning conditions and legal obligations contained in the Section 106 agreement. It says that the prior planning permission was not commenced and the contractors, CALA Homes, then applied for planning without phasing, which has now been granted. THe district councils planning committee considered that the lack of progress made in respect of this site, which had been allocated inBy Kelly Wi the Kirdford Neighbourhood Plan,kelly.wickha represents a strong justification for now granting permission without any phasing restrictions. A MAN from CALA Homes estimates after pre-a cheque fo commencement conditions are satisfied,charity after preparatory site works including the Ben Cornic undergrounding of the power line couldon the chal start in 2020 with completion by 2023. the maratho Tangmere. Ben signe expecting t ballot – how he confesses daughter Izz THere wer and prepara and in 153 of the cases residents lost money, totalling £600,629. PC Bernadette Lawrie, financial abuse safeguarding officer at Sussex Police. said: "We urge residents to remain vigilant and to report anything suspicious to us. It’s also important to remember to challenge any unknown callers for ID. "Not sure? Don’t open the door! "Never have work done by anyone who cold calls. No reputable trader ever approaches a customer in this way. "If visitors are present and you feel at all unsafe dial 999 at once. Otherwise report online or ring 101 quoting Operation Signature." For advice on how to protect your home, visit: sussex.police.uk/advice
City resident of 76 is next victim of doorstep theft A 76-YEAR-OLD Chichester resident has been conned out of £45,000 by a rogue trader. He is one of the latest victims of a spate of doorstep thefts including rogue traders, a crime which doubled across Sussex during July. THe city resident was approached during July by a visitor suggesting that work was needed on his house. He left a 'flyer' leaflet offering tree and hedge trimming and any interior and exterior work, but with just a mobile number and email, and no landline number or actual address THe resident handed over a total of £45,000 for work which began but was never continued, and the man who started the work, and who said that a further £25,000 would be needed, cannot currently be contacted. Police are investigating and anyone who has been approached for such work should contact the police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 0500 of 05/08. THis type of crime across Sussex, together with other cold callers saying they are variously from the water companies or drain clearance companies gaining access and gaining cash, has increased. THere were 67 similar reports in July, compared with 31 reports in June, 32 in May and 29 in April. Of the July reports, 38 were in West Sussex, and so far in 2019 there have been 261 such reports altogether
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Running a marathon to raise charity funds By Kelly Wickham firstname.lastname@example.org A MAN from Westbourne has presented a cheque for over £1,000 to a dementia charity after he ran the London Marathon. Ben Cornick, 43, from Westbourne, took on the challenge of a lifetime and ran the marathon for Dementia Support in Tangmere. Ben signed up to the marathon, not expecting to get entered through the ballot – however, he was successful, which he confesses was a bit of a shock. Even his daughter Izzy did not believe him. THere were several months of training and preparation and Ben had to get used
to running several miles to build up his stamina. He admits it did wonders for his health and he grew to love running. When the day of the marathon finally arrived, Ben called it an emotional rollercoaster. "I was spurred on by the atmosphere; the crowd definitely made it," he said. "After 21 miles I could feel my legs going, but the cheering of the spectators drove me on to finish. "I finished in four hours 58 minutes, and actually ran 28 miles because I kept running over to high-five the crowd. "THere was huge support for dementia as the main charity was Dementia Revolution; my family was also there to
support me which meant so much for me. I celebrated finishing with a huge burger and prosecco! "It was a huge achievement; I was on a high for days. I have even signed up to next year's London Marathon, and I’m definitely going to keep on running. THe next one is THe Great South Run." Ben ran in memory of his uncle Bill Worden, who supported the vision of Sage House but sadly died before it opened. Bill’s wife Sylvia is a volunteer for the charity. If you would like to take part in a challenge contact the fundraising team: 01243 958460 or email: fundraising@ dementia-support.org.uk
• To contribute towards other highway improvements. “Beyond paying for the operation of parking services, the council uses surplus funds to support noncommercial bus services across the county as well as other highway improvements such as new and revised parking schemes.” Pay and display charges have increased from 75p per 30 minutes to 80p and from £1.50 an hour to £1.60. Chichester District Council confirmed in March that car parking charges would stay the same over the next year. Charges were last reviewed in 2017 when councillors proposed keeping them at the same level for the following two years. THe free period in Midhurst, Petworth, East Wittering and Selsey was also confirmed at remaining in place, while people buying a season ticket at any of the district’s car parks received a discount if they buy six, nine or 12 months in advance. Parking charges in the city centre already rose by around seven per cent last year and shoppers were also unable to pay for just 15 minutes, and instead the charge was more than doubled from 35p to 75p for half an hour instead. THe mayor of Chichester, Cllr Richard Plowman said that the parking charge rises' would have a big impact on the city. He told the Chichester Post: "THe onstreet car parking increases will have an adverse effect on the city centre not only for the shops and businesses but also for those people living in
the city and in need of care as these charges have to be paid by the carers for home visits. "Reading the justification for the increases they seem out of touch with reality for example to encourage people into the off street (already expensive) car parks or use sustainable means of transport which is currently totally inadequate. "THe car parking strategies are literally driving more workers to park in the residential areas and guess what there will be a charge for that soon. "Most people working in Chichester can’t afford to live here so the car is vital for them. Time for some fresh thinking. How about free car parking for electric cars in the main Chichester car parks?" A spokesperson for Chichester Business Improvement District added: "Although it is disappointing that this is the second consecutive year of parking price rises, we're working hard to ensure that these changes don't deter shoppers and visitors from coming to Chichester. "We're developing a number of initiatives and working closely with West Sussex County Council on ways to continue to support local businesses. "Already, West Sussex County Council has donated nearly 10,000 parking vouchers to Chichester BID to be distributed to levy payers as an incentive or thank you to loyal clientele. "More parking vouchers will be released and in the meantime we'll continue to work with the council and business owners on initiatives to increase footfall in the city centre and support local businesses."
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` Suspect builders POLICE have received reports of suspect builders operating in Cleveland Road, Chichester. THe advice from the police is to always be mindful of door to door traders and remember to: • Check people are who they say they are • Make decisions in your own time • Never send or give money to anyone you don't know or trust • Don't share your information • If in doubt phone a relative or a friend For any advice or help, call Sussex Police on 101.
` Land Rover thefts POLICE have had two incidents of theft of Land Rovers reported to them in 24 hours. One vehicle was stolen from Rake and a second vehicle in South Harting in the Chichester district had parts stolen. Police have said that they understand that this is a national problem and would encourage owners to take steps to protect their vehicle.
` Runcton burglary POLICE are asking people for help in the investigation of a burglary in Runcton, Chichester, between the hours of 2.50pm and 3.15pm on Saturday August 10. Entry was gained via the rear of the property in Mill Lane, Runcton and a number of items stolen while the property was unoccupied.
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City charity needs stability funding HOMELESSNESS charities in West Sussex have be told how much money they will receive from the county council in October – but still don’t know how long their new contracts will run. THere were huge concerns for the likes of Stonepillow when the county considered axing its housing related support budget in an attempt to save money. With stark warnings from the charities that this would lead to deaths among rough sleepers, it was decided to reduce the budget from £6.3m to 2.3m. THe new contracts, which come into effect on October 1, will represent a 15 per cent cut in funding for the charities. Chichester-based Stonepillow will receive £162,125 – a cut of more than £20,000. Chief executive Hilary Bartle said the money was ‘a major contribution’ to the charity’s needs, but added: “Nevertheless, the stability of funding from [the council] is essential and without a clear contract length being known, it is hard to say how stable services will be post April 2020. “THe 15 per cent cut is significant to the funding of our services and has affected what we can plan for and deliver, though it is a relief that initial proposed 100 per cent cuts did not go ahead.” It is anticipated that the contracts will be for three years, with the possibility of extending to five. Like many authorities across the country, West Sussex has endured massive government funding cuts, losing
more than £155m since 2010. THe county has cut its cloth by almost £240m over the same period and still has a budget gap of £127m to close over the next four years. Rather than caving in to the cuts, West Sussex charities teamed up to form a coalition of service providers. THey have been working together to ensure the council understands the implications for vulnerable people in the county and to ensure the ‘precarious safety net’ they offer is not weakened any further. Mrs Bartle said: “Discussions will continue to take place to mitigate these cuts and negotiate contracts going forward.” She also offered a huge thank you to members of the community and local politicians who have rallied round to offer support. A county council spokesman confirmed the initial contracts would be for three years, with the option to potentially extend for a further two years. Report by Karen Dunn, local democracy reporter.
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Special event held today to mark 75 years since tragedy TODAY sees the Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, Susan Pyper, will unveil a memorial on the old Tangmere airfield to seven airmen who lost their lives. On November 19, 1943, a Halifax bomber returning from a raid over Germany attempted to make an emergency landing at RAF Tangmere and crashed into the last remaining hangar after the others had been destroyed by the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain in 1940. All seven crew members perished and Aly Etherington, a great niece of one of the crew, has worked tirelessly
to get permission for a memorial to be placed at the location of where the aircraft crashed. THe event commences at 2pm today and will be attended by five members of the Queen Colour Squadron and dignitaries such as the chairman of West Sussex County Council and the present Commanding Officer of No 10 Squadron (the Halifax’s squadron). Following the unveiling, at about 3.35pm, and subject to aircraft serviceability and weather, the Lancaster and a Spitfire and Hurricane of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will conduct a fly-past over the airfield.
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City prepares for its first ever summer street party By Kelly Wickham firstname.lastname@example.org
WITH JUST under a week to go before Chichester holds its first Summer Street Party in East Street, shoppers and visitors are being invited to get into the party spirit and join in the celebrations. THe event, on THursday, August 22, is being organised by Chichester District Council, with support from the Chichester Business Improvement District (BID), to offer a summer celebration for residents, workers and visitors alike, and to urge people to support their local high street. THe council wants to encourage as many people as possible to come and enjoy the event, which will take place between 4pm and 8pm. "With this event, we are looking to encourage as many people as possible to visit and enjoy their city centre," says Cllr Norma Graves, cabinet member for corporate services, communications, licensing and events at Chichester District Council. "Party goers can enjoy delicious street food, a carousel and face painting for the children, entertainment from Spirit FM and late night shopping. "It is incredibly important that we support our local high streets, and Chichester has something for everyone. "We are very grateful to our event sponsor, the Co-op, which is opening a store in East Street in October of this
year. Its support has helped us achieve a fantastic event for all the family." Co-op store manager, Gareth Marlow, added: "We’re thrilled to support this event and are looking forward to becoming part of this community when we launch our new Chichester, East Street store later this year. Our ambition is to ensure the store is a local hub, a real asset for the community. "We also want shoppers to know
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Charlton pub goes up for sale for two and half million pounds A VILLAGE pub is available to purchase for £2,500,000. THe 400 year old, THe Fox Goes Free is steeped in history with hunting lodge origins dating from the 16th century and more recently the location of the inaugural meeting of the Women's Institute in November 1915. Retaining many original features including oak beams, flint and brick walls, open fireplaces, cosy seating with wood and stone flooring, THe Fox Goes Free also provides views overlooking a large garden and across the Levin Down, a National Trust site. Located a mile from Goodwood racecourse and vintage car racing circuit the pub has five boutique letting bedrooms, seven areas to dine in, including the garden, providing a total 225 covers. THe business is owned by Sue and David Coxon who bought the pub in 2004. THey have modernised and refurbished the property and have established a reputation for locally sourced ingredients for the pub cuisine, real ales, and hand-picked fine wines.
Now seeking a sale in order to concentrate on their other business ventures, they reluctantly believe that now is the correct time to allow THe Fox to develop under new owners. Sue and David said: "We bought this beautiful pub 15 years ago for a change in lifestyle and we have thoroughly enjoyed every minute, working in this outstandingly beautiful countryside. "THe mix of business has brought us significant repeat patronage from both corporate and leisure customers and more importantly, our local residents who have supported us throughout our tenure. “THere is enormous potential in the business going forward, which is best demonstrated by the current performance of the business, particularly during the summer months when actual takings can double trade which clearly demonstrates the headroom on capacity on both wet and food sales across the rest of the year.” THe Fox Goes Free is for sale on a freehold basis seeking offers in excess of £2,500,000.
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` Police reports DURING the week from Monday, July 29, to Sunday, August 4, numerous reports were made to police, which included: In Dallaway Road, Chichester, overnight into Monday, July 29, an attempted break to a property was reported. Entry was tried via a double glazed door at the property. Serial 1162 29/7. On Tuesday, July 30, a vehicle was stolen from outside a property in Flatt Road, Nutbourne. It is believed the vehicle keys were stolen from a window sill at the property. Serial 0244 30/7. In Green Lane, Chichester, also on Tuesday, a distraction burglary was reported where a builder asked for access to a property to check a rear fence. After the builder had left it was noticed that a safe had been stolen from the property. Serial 0569 30/7. In Williams Road, Bosham, overnight into July 30, a truck was broken into while outside a property. Power tools were taken from the vehicle. Serial 0278 30/7. In Halnaker, Chichester, on THursday, August 1, a property was broken into. Entry was via the back patio doors. Jewellery was stolen from the property. Serial 1188 01/08. Police received two reports of greenhouses being damaged in Chichester Road, Selsey. THe incidents were reported on August 2 and 3. Serial 0283 2/8. On Saturday, August 3, a motorbike was stolen from a driveway in Broyle Road, Chichester. Serial 0747 3/8.
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Electric points in the district By Kelly Wickham firstname.lastname@example.org
EIGHTEEN electric vehicle charging points will soon be introduced in to the district. Chichester District Council successfully bid for a £52,500 government grant from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, in order to encourage more people to use electric vehicles and to support existing electric vehicle drivers. THis grant will be used towards buying and installing new charging points in eight of the council’s car parks across the district. THe charging points, which will be installed by the end of the year, will be in Bosham, East Wittering, Midhurst, Chichester, Petworth and Selsey. Users will be able to pay for the service and electricity, either through an app, or by paying with a card provided by the service provider. Cllr Penny Plant, cabinet member for the environment and Chichester contract services at Chichester District Council said: "As a council we are committed to improving air quality and making steps to try and tackle climate change. THis project is one of many ways we are trying to make a difference. "If we want people to move towards using electric vehicles, we have to make
it easier for people to charge their cars. "We’ve thought carefully about where to locate the chargers and identified key locations where visitors will be encouraged to stop and explore, while their car charges, so that they spend time and money in the district." "We’re very grateful for the grant we received from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and for the support we received from the Energy Savings Trust in helping us to submit our bid." THe charging points will be installed in: • Bosham Lane car park, Bosham • Northern Crescent car park, East Wittering • North Street car park, Midhurst • East Pallant car park, Chichester • Northgate car park, Chichester • Avenue de Chartres car park, Chichester • Pound Street car park, Petworth • East Street car park, Selsey. THe council has also started to buy electric cars for its own services. Two electric vehicles are now being used by the council’s parking service to carry out daily enforcement patrols. Anyone thinking of buying an electric vehicle can also currently access a grant from the Government towards the cost. More information can be found at: gov.uk/government/collections/grants-forplug-in-vehicles
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National play day brings over 500 people to Florence Park MORE THAN 500 people visited Florence Park to enjoy a special play day. THe national ‘Play Day’ initiative came to the city park on August 7, and was attended by more than 500 people. THe Chichester event was organised by Florence Park Community group and funded by Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group and Chichester District Council. THe Florence Park Community Group supports the park to flourish and develop as a real asset for the community. THe group welcomed the return of the refreshment kiosk to the park, thanks to the Apuldram Centre, who re-opened the much loved amenity in July. THanks to money raised in the local community and a grant from Chichester City Council, a swing for children with disabilities has been added, along with climbing boulders. On the day, activities included: • Children being taught circus skills
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Business is still sew good at fabric and haberdashery shop By Kelly Wickham email@example.com
AN INDEPENDENT, family-run business on the outskirts of the city has celebrated their 12th birthday. THe Eternal Maker in Terminus Road is a destination fabric and haberdashery shop that marked this milestone by holding an in-store birthday party
with the emphasis on fun, crafting and making. Owner Anna Hodgson from, Chichester, said the 12 years felt like both a lifetime and five minutes. She told the Chichester Post: "It hasn't really felt like 12 years. It's gone really fast but really slow at the same time. "It feels great to be going strong for all this time but I didn't expect to get here.
You just start your business and hope for the best." Anna says the reason for the success of the business is that they offer an experience to their customers. She said: "We do sell online as well but we are not just a normal shop, we have workshops too where people can learn to sew and knit and we host event such as clothes swaps and have a cafe. We
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offer a lot more. "We have such a great availability of good quality products that you can't find elsewhere and our staff have lots of knowledge so people can get advice, help and guidance." Visitors attended the birthday bash to browse quality crafts made by Chichester makers, at the in-store handmade fair. Children got busy creating a pompom ice cream or unicorn and adult stitchers were encouraged to wear something handmade to enter the best dressed competition.
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For the not so crafty there was still plenty of fun to be had with special offers and some tea and cake in the onsite cafe. Anna continued: "THe party was well attended with a steady flow of guests, probably several hundred which was really good. "We had local craft people demonstrating what they do and there was just a really lovely buzz all through the day." For more information on the Eternal Maker, call: 01243 788174 or visit: eternalmaker.com
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Not too hot for chilli event as gusty winds force cancellation of one day By Kelly Wickham firstname.lastname@example.org AUTUMNAL weather hit the UK this month forcing hundreds of events to be cancelled including Saturday's instalment of a West Dean event. THe annual Chilli Fiesta was due to run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday but following a Met Office yellow weather warning of high winds, organisers took the decision to cancel Saturday. With predicted gale force winds of up to 50mph, organisers at West Dean released the following statement: "Due to adverse weather conditions forecast for Saturday, following extensive advice we have taken the decision to run Chilli Fiesta 2019 on Friday and Sunday only. "THe safety of our visitors is of paramount importance and this decision has not been taken lightly." Ticket holders for Saturday were invited to use their tickets for Friday or Sunday instead but Friday's session saw gates closing early and a post on Twitter at around 5pm read: "Due to severe weather to maintain the safety of our visitors, the event is now closed and will re-open Sunday morning." Despite the bad weather, the heat was turned up with Friday's programme of main stage entertainment on the front lawn and north lawn from guests including; Nasira belly dancing, Jose Leon, Latin dancers and Beleza. THere were also belly dance and mambo jambo workshops and cookery
theatre from Miranda Gore Brown (a finalist on the first series of BBC's THe Great British Bake Off ) who made chocolate and chilli biscuits and Mexican hot chocolate brownies. For those green fingered guests, there was also a gardening theatre including Tom Brown, head gardener at West Dean who tends to around 100 chilli plants in the Victorian glasshouses in West Dean's walled garden. Stalls were set up with traders from across the country selling homemade and fresh produce from oils, chutneys, sauces and spices. Visitors were able to browse the stalls and sample products before buying, allowing everyone a chance to get some heat. Lisa THomas and her husband Frank both travelled to the event on Friday from Havant. Lisa said: "I can't believe our luck. We came last Friday and the rain was horrendous. It's just typical of our British weather being so unpredictable, you wouldn't believe it is August! "At least it's staying relatively dry for now, but I doubt we will stay too long. I completely understand the organisers' decision to cancel Saturday's event. We were expecting it to be really busy today but now we imagine it will be heaving on Sunday as it's supposed to be a nice day. "It's been lovely anyway, we always enjoy the brilliant music and the belly dancing was really good. Frank is a spice addict so we've managed to pick
up plenty to stock the cupboards for a while!" Alex Barron, chief executive, commented: "We were delighted to see such a busy final day at this yearâ€™s West Dean Chilli Fiesta with an extended programme culminating in a brilliant firework finale at 10pm. "THanks to everyone who came, including our entertainers, stallholders and of course the public for their support during the challenging weather. "With more than 100 stalls, a wide range of Latin-inspired activities including dancers from Strictly, and a busy timetable of talks in the garden and cookery theatres with contestants from Masterchef and Bake Off, the Chilli Fiesta proved yet again to be its own force of nature. "Plans are already underway to celebrate our 25th Fiesta in 2020 (August 7-9) in true carnival style. "Guarantee being there by buying your ticket now - we are offering a 30 per cent discount for the next two weeks only â€“ a brilliant deal."
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` County councillors RESIDENTS are being invited to find out what it takes to become a county councillor. An event is being held in October for anyone interested in learning more about standing for election. As well as explaining the role of county councillors, visitors to the event will hear from serving councillors including representatives from the Local Government Association.. THe event will take place on Wednesday, October 23, from 6pm to 8pm at County Hall North, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1XH. Cllr Janet Duncton, chairman of the council, said: "Being a councillor is a privilege and means having the opportunity to make a real difference to your community now and in the future. "We need more councillors who are capable, energetic and engaged with a commitment to local people. "Whether you are keen to become a county councillor or simply want to find out more, I would encourage you to come along to this event. It is an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand what the role involves." THe event will include presentations about what the county council does, what it means to be a councillor and the realities of working in a political environment. THere will also be an opportunity to ask questions and meet councillors. To book a place at the event, visit: eventbrite.co.uk Further events are planned at other locations around the county in 2020 or you can go online to: beacouncillor.co.uk/your-council/
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Developing on its success By Kelly Wickham email@example.com TALENTED photographers displayed their abilities at their 70th annual exhibition held in Chichester. THe skilled snappers from the Chichester Camera Club showcased their work in the Assembly Rooms last Saturday and will continue until tomorrow. Previous exhibitions during 2019 included events at North Mundham in January and the Spring Exhibition in March. THis annual exhibition is the third major event of the year and features the work of the whole camera club. Some 260 prints have been on show plus 220 projected images running on a large TV screen with continuous loop.
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THis August event has for many years been a regular feature showcasing the work of club members. Landscape and portrait pictures feature strongly intermixed with macro close ups, botanical, abstract and street photography from the profound to the quirky. Visitors who attend today and tomorrow are still able to purchase, for £1 each, an exhibition brochure showing a list of all the images on display, locations where many of them were taken and sample prints including externally judged prize winners. A spokesperson for the Chichester Camera Club said: "THe viewing conditions at the Assembly Rooms are excellent with plenty of space to wander and look at your leisure. "In the past some 1500 people a year have visited this exhibition and a number are so inspired by the work on show that they decide to join the camera club to develop their own photographic interest and skills for the following programme year which starts in September. "THis is an Exhibition with something for everyone presented by one of the top camera clubs in the south and nationally." THe club has over the years steadily increased its numbers with a big jump this year to from 200 to 240 in April alone. For more information on the Chichester Camera Club, visit: chichestercameraclub. org.uk THe annual exhibition runs today and tomorrow in the Assembly Rooms, North Street, Chichester. THe exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm each day.
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Die-in to show climate impact By Kelly Wickham firstname.lastname@example.org
PEOPLE shopping in Chichester on Saturday afternoon were greeted by a sight such as might follow a natural disaster. A row of bodies lay on the ground in front of the market cross, and each one was covered in a shroud. A handful of the passers-by initially believed that there really had been a catastrophe, but in fact the dramatic scene was all part of a protest by local members of Extinction Rebellion. Performing with the group was Chichester resident Lucy Noble who explained that the activists were seeking to raise awareness about the climate emergency and potential sea level rise. Rising temperatures are expected to have a major impact on food production, water availability, and the frequency of extreme weather events. THrough their impact on many areas of the globe, increased temperatures will cause the displacement of millions of people, and this will inevitably lead to increased conflict. According to a report by the Environment Agency, there will be a rise in temperature of between 2C and 4C before the end of this century, and the agency acknowledges that this temperature increase will result in a sealevel rise. THe rising sea could flood a significant part of Britain's coastline, but not even the scientists can currently tell us how fast the rise will occur. THe Environment Agency has declared
that in some places it will not be possible to eliminate flooding or preserve the coastline, and some communities will need to move out of the way. Each of the Extinction Rebellion corpses held a sign bearing the name of a local village which will be inundated as the sea-level rises. Maps show that the first to go, if nothing is done to avert the catastrophe, will be Felpham and parts of Selsey. “We're hoping it won't come to this,” said Nick Schinas, a participant from Bognor Regis. He said: "All we need to do, in order to stop the temperature from rising, is to stop emitting carbon gases. Obviously, that won't be easy - but at the moment, we're not even really trying. "THe Government has declared a climate emergency, but that's all they've done. THey've said that Britain's net emissions will be reduced to zero by 2050, but they haven't actually introduced any policies which will help to get us towards that target.” While the participants were enacting the role of the drowned villages, a troupe of figures in red costumes performed a grief stricken dance around the corpses. Known as the Red Rebel Beings, they may be seen as symbolising the blood shed by thousands of species of animals which have already become extinct due to the ecological crisis. THey also may represent the blood which will be shed if mankind does not make the effort needed to reduce emissions and absorb the carbon which is already in the atmosphere. THe group can be contacted via their Facebook page - @xrchichester
` Beer festival THIS August bank holiday weekend, THe Partridge Inn in Singleton, will be holding its second annual beer festival. THis free festival will take place on Saturday, August 24, to Monday, August 26, starting from 12pm each day. An incredible weekend line-up of local music acts and a carefully selected range of local beer and ale will be on offer. THe pub will also be serving lots of delicious food throughout the weekend, including dishes from its summer menu and a special hog roast on the Monday. For more information, visit: thepartridgeinn.co.uk or phone: 01243 811251
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` Open day A LOCAL environmental group, Transition Chichester, is holding a special community open day on Brewery Field on August 25. THis is the field where the dray horses from Henty's Brewery used to graze. THe field was designated for public use by the county council a couple of years ago and, to celebrate this, a pair of dray horses from Fullers Brewery will return to the field and offer dray rides. THere will also be a number of stalls showcasing environmental activities in and around Chichester. THe event lasts from 12pm to 4pm and entry is free. Further information can be found at: transitionchichester.org or email: email@example.com.
AN investment in knowledge pays the best interest - so said one fo the founding fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin, and the majority of parents want a good education for their children. With the system in the UK, which has been in force since Victorian times, the beginning of September marks the start of the academic year. Although it is no longer timed for the end of harvest, the autumn term is an important beginning for thousands of youngsters. Each local education authority, such as West Sussex County Council, has advice and rules about choosing schools and fixes dates for when applications can be made. Parents can visit schools, either infants or primary, which is combined infants and junior, before the deadline for applications, usually in early January of the year when the child will start. Secondary school In the September when a child starts Year 6 of primary school parents must decide on the next step of education, secondary school. Again, there is the opportunity to visit schools and decide which will best suit the needs and ambitions of the soon-to-be teenager. With the students' ability to travel further from home, there will be more choice in the secondary field but decisions have to made quite quickly by parents as applications close at the end of October. Factors affecting choice of school will depend on a number of factors,
with other ambitions, apprenticeships, vocational qualifications, technical courses and potential jobs will need to be investigated. Finally, after A-level results day, it is the end of classroom days and time to move on into an autumn of adulthood and new challenges.
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Amy is top of her class with results
By Kelly Wickham firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDENTS at Chichester High School have been described as being a privilege to teach after receiving their A-level results. Head teacher Joanne McKeown said she was really proud of the students. She said: "A-levels are really hard but the students put in a huge amount of hard work. "We are really pleased that we have maintained the headline figures with 99 per cent of A* - E grades and 73 per cent A* - C grades. "THe nerves got to me but I was already head of sixth form before I was head teacher so the pressure was not new to me. "THis is about our pupils today and I say to our teachers, it is a privilege to teach the pupils at this age." THere were many outstanding personal performances which has meant that the majority of students from the school will be able to take up their first choice university. Amy Howells from Emsworth was the top student when she received an A* in maths, further maths and physics and an A in English literature and language. Amy's original plans were to go to the University of Birmingham to read liberal arts and sciences, however she said she was rethinking her plans after she achieved higher grades than she had anticipated. She said: "I was surprised to get an A in English, I was even more surprised to get an A* in further maths, I was expecting more of a B so I was very surprised. I am happy and proud though.
"I need to re-think what I am doing, as I have grades I didn't expect to get so I may be able to up my choices. "I might change what I study to maths and physics looking at my grades now. I have no idea what I want to do for a career in the end though." Lauren Farndell received an A in chemistry, A* in maths, A in physics and A in further maths. She said: "I was expecting what I got, it was what I needed for university so it was about right. "I got in to the University of Leeds to read chemical and nuclear engineering. "I really liked the feel of the university when I went up there. It just felt right. THey felt really accommodating and a lot of the course is what I want to start looking into in the future. "I am looking to go into nuclear engineering and end up with a career in energy. "I did a summer school at Leeds in year 12 and that got me really interested in it. I also have a family in chemical engineering as well. It encompasses all of my A-levels really." THe school's sports academy has also seen further success this year with students successfully gaining places to study sport-related subjects at various universities including Brighton, Chichester, Nottingham Trent and UCFB – Wembley. England hockey player and Chichester High School student, Alex Pendle from Chichester received a C in his business A-level and D in geography and a distinction in his sport B-tech. He said he was expecting much worse for geography, so he was pleased. He said: "I will probably be looking to
pursue my hockey career. I have some try-outs coming up for the under-21s soon. In early September I will see how all that goes. "I went through the junior ranks through to the seniors at Chichester Hickey Club and then to county and worked my way up to England. "I am going to take a year out working at Outside Interests in Barnham which is a building firm. I will be playing hockey at Chichester for another year. "After that I will be looking at going to Bath University to study a sports performance foundation course." If the hockey continues to go well, Alex said he will look to pursue that as a career. Vickie Smith, head of sixth form, added: "THe success of our students' A-levels results reflects the commitment, dedication and sheer hard work that they have put into their time at Chichester High School, both inside and outside the classroom. "It has been a busy morning and we are pleased to see so many of our students achieving their expected places at a wide range of universities including Cardiff, Exeter, Imperial College London, Southampton and Warwick. "As always, students and staff have worked really hard for these results and we are very pleased that their efforts have been rewarded. We wish all our students every success and happiness in their future."
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It all adds up to success for Bishop Luffa students By Alicia Denny email@example.com
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STUDENTS at Bishop Luffa Sixth Form in Chichester are celebrating a recordbreaking set of results, with two-thirds of grades awarded at A*-B and an overall pass rate of 99.5 per cent. Despite national controversy over maths pass marks being reduced and changes making A-Level exams more challenging, Joseph Phizakerley, Adam Slater, Chloe Sullivan and Adam Ursell all gained three A*s. A further 11 students achieved A or above in all of their subjects, with almost a third of entries gaining A or above across the whole sixth form. Chloe Sullivan and Adam Slater were happy to get the grades they needed for places at Cambridge and Oxford respectively. Chloe will be studying natural sciences and Adam engineering. Joseph Phizakerley will be taking dentistry at Cardiff, while Adam Ursell has accepted a place to read economics at the London School of Economics. THe most popular subject at A-Level was maths, and it was one of the strongest performers, with ten A*s awarded and more than 50 per cent of students getting at least an A grade. One of the youngsters with three A star grades was Adam Ursell, who lives in Bognor Regis, and achieved the top standard in maths, further maths and chemistry. Speaking for himself and his friends, Lewis Faint and Matthew Spencer, he said: "We love maths." Lewis, of Middleton-on-Sea, achieved A in maths, B in chemistry and A* in law, a subject he will be studying at Queen Mary College in London, while amateur
film-maker Matthew will pursue his interest in the genre with a degree course in film at Westminster University. THe Fishbourne student gained A in maths, A in biology and B in media studies. THe boys, who had all been at Bishop Luffa for the full seven years of secondary education, said they had enjoyed being at the school. Millie Rodwell was equally enthusiastic about the supportive atmosphere created by staff and fellow students. THe Chichester girl is looking forward to starting a degree at Cardiff University to achieve her ambition to be a physiotherapist, having gained an A* in biology, A in chemistry and B in maths in her A-level exams. Her friend Alice Cox-Rusbridge, who is a keen member of Chichester Runners, ran away with success, achieving A*s in biology and chemistry and an A in maths. She will be taking a degree in paramedic science at the University of Surrey in the autumn. She will be joined at the campus in Guildford by her friend Rosie Hempsell, who will be following her ambition for a career in child nursing. She was pleased with her A-level grades of B in law and geography and C in biology. Headteacher Austen Hindman said: “We are very happy with a nine per cent rise at A*-B, despite a national dip. Our students have performed very well in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, and we are particularly pleased to see so many girls going off to study sciences and medicine at university. “It is frustrating that, yet again, there are lots of reports focusing on the overall pass mark on papers, and not
looking at how hard the questions are. THere is a rigour, now, to national exams and students gaining top marks should be given credit for a remarkable achievement. “I would like to congratulate all the students across Chichester who are collecting results today. We are very lucky to have so many strong sixth form providers in the city, and such a wide range of courses.”
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College hits highest pass rate By Kelly Wickham firstname.lastname@example.org THE CITY'S college is celebrating after finding out its A-level pass rate was its best result yet. Chichester College’s A-level pass rate hit a fantastic 99.5 per cent, according to the figures released yesterday for 2019. THe college has also seen an increase in the number of students achieving high grades, with more than 52 per cent celebrating A*-B grades. THat’s up more than four percentage points compared to last year. Helen Loftus, the vice principal
at Chichester College, said: "THis is a phenomenal set of results for our students. "To achieve 99.5 per cent - our highest ever pass rate – is a fantastic achievement and demonstrates the commitment of our students. "THey have worked incredibly hard to achieve these well-deserved grades at a time when assessments are becoming harder." An impressive 22 out of 24 A-level subjects recorded 100 per cent pass rates, including several traditionally difficult subjects such as chemistry, biology and English literature and language.
THe results for the college’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects were particularly good, with more than 88 per cent of students achieving A*-C grades. THis includes 93 per cent of chemistry students celebrating A*-B grades and 100 per cent of biology students achieving A*-C. Andrew Green, the executive principal at the Chichester College Group, said: "In recent years, we have seen major changes to the way A-levels are delivered, with subjects more heavily assessed by examination at the end of the course. "THis is challenging and students can feel under more pressure than ever, so for them to achieve our highest ever pass rate just makes their achievements even greater. "I am extremely proud of our students. THeir outstanding results mean they can progress on to and into their dream university, apprenticeship or job. "Many will progress on our own higher education courses, which will lead them to great employment opportunities too. "Congratulations to the students, their family and friends who have supported them throughout their studies and to our staff, who work extremely hard to ensuring our students are able to receive the best opportunities we can give them." Harry Linkhorn achieved two A* grates in chemistry and maths and two A grades in physics and further maths. He’s now looking forward to going on to study chemistry at Imperial College London. He said: "I’m really happy, I had looked at UCAS to check that I had got in before I came in to collect my results."
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CHICHESTER CINEMA AT NEW PARK 12 - 16 AUGUST
THe 28th Chichester International Film Festival boasts no less than 130 films from 34 countries including Argentina, Australia, China, Denmark, India, Israel, Iran, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, USA and the UK. THere will be many guest talent visitors including director Robert Mullan Director Michael Radford will be travelling to the fesitval tonight. THere will be an introduction and Q&A after the screening of his much- loved major hit film, Il Postino. A retrospective of Radford’s films include Nineteen Eighty-Four, starring John Hurt, his adaptation of George Orwell’s Novel. It was this film in that Richard Burton gave his final film performance, and was the production that bought Radford to interntational attention. American Mirro is an Oscar-nominated film on how we perceive and judge ourselves, and others, in a world dominated by social media. Oscar-winning screen icon Susan Sarandon and Aermenian painter Tigran Tsitoghdzyan discuss how the apparently in-conflict values of beauty and aging are perceived in our modern society, as he paints her portrait. It is a must-see (Aug 18). Two French previews include Bloody Milk, the poignant story of a farmer who will stop at nothing to save his sick herd (18 Aug). THe film's main setting is director, Hubert Charuel's own family farm, showing an obvious personal connection with the way he directs the feature. Bloody Milk has an unconventional premise that delivers on high stakes tension. THe Red Collar (Aug 19, 20) follows a war hero held in a deserted barracks in the heat of summer, 1919. It is adapted from the 2014 novel by JeanChristophe Rufin. Nicolas Duvauchelle plays the disgraced soldier opposite Francois Cluzet as a corrupt judge who is charged with the tast
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of interrograting the young man. French-Belgian actress Sophie Verbeek plays the fallern hero's lover. Iran’s Preview, Permission, is Iranian writerdirector Soheil Beiraghi's second feature and stars Baran Kosari. She plays a female soccer player who is stranded at home while her team travel to the Asia Cup finals. She is left behind purely due to the cicil law stating that without her husband's permission, she cannot leave the country (Aug 20). Treasures of the Archives includes Woodstock, the film celebrating the 50th anniversary of the music festival in 1969, which was the pivotal event of the 60s peace movement. THis landmark concert film is the definitive record of that milestone in Rock ‘n Roll history (Aug 17). THe 21-day film festival until August 25 at six venues in and around Chichester. For all details visit www.chichesterfilmfestival. co.uk. THe golden age of the Documentary continues with over 20 new films including a strong political focus with Werner Herzog’s engrossing ‘Meeting Gorbachev’; the whistle-blower in ‘XL Chelsea’; capitalism scrutinised in ‘Capital in the 20th Century’, and Steve Bannon under the spotlight for ‘THe Brink’. Retrospectives include Albert Finney: Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down, a tribute to the loved actor; Nicholas Roeg: Obsession & Desire and Bernardo Bertolucci: Non-Conformist. Many other films include Premieres, Previews, New Releases, Documentaries, Jazz events, Treasures from the Archives plus further visiting talent Q&A events. THe Closing Gala, a Preview, is Mrs. Lowry & Son with Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave (Aug 25). Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, Chichester PO19 7XY Box office: 01243 786650 www.chichestercinema.org
FILM G U I D E
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PICK OF THE WEEK
Comedy Screened at Picturedrome Cinema
Just how bad can one day get? Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the creative minds behind Superbad, Pineapple Express, and Sausage Party, take on sixth grade hard in the outrageous comedy, Good Boys. After being invited to his first kissing party, twelveyear-old Max (Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn't know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams) decide to use Max's dad's drone - which Max is forbidden to touch - to spy (they think) on a teenage couple making out next door. But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max's dad (Will Forte) gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls (Molly Gordon and Midori Francis).
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino returns to the silver screen with his ninth major motion picture, following 2015’s bloodthirsty western, The Hateful Eight. This time the auteur’s gaze is fixed upon the Golden Age of Hollywood, with a characteristically starstudded ensemble cast. We join fading TV star, Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as they seek to reclaim the spotlight of yesteryear by any means possible. With a trailer promising a slick, seedy, and hyperstylish tour of La La Land’s brightest stages and darkest passages, expect a typically Tarantino-esque approach to storytelling. The director has hinted at an interweaving series of plotlines, mirroring the narrative juggling of his iconic 1994 release, Pulp Fiction. Despite both its leads previously working with Tarantino, the picture marks the first time that DiCaprio and Pitt have shared the screen. They’re joined by a stellar lineup of A-listers including Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, James Marsden, Tim Roth, and Kurt Russell. With a jaw-dropping cast and one of the world’s most iconic locations and evocative eras to draw upon, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has all the wonderfully bewildering and chaotic ingredients to become an instant classic.
Dora And The Lost City Of Gold Adventure, Comedy, Family Screened at Picturedrome Cinema
Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever - high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, a mysterious jungle inhabitant, and a ragtag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold. Transformers: The Last Knight’s Isabela Moner steps into the titular role of Dora, joining such Hollywood heavyweights as Michael Peña and Eva Longoria as Dora’s parents, and Benicio Del Toro and Danny Trejo who lend their voices to Swiper the fox and Boots the monkey respectively. This cements the movie as a more family-orientated adventure as opposed to the younger-skewing fare of the classic TV show, following Dora on her journey to rescue her parents and uncover the Lost City Of Gold. Expect familiar call-backs to fan-favourite characters and lines from the original Nickelodeon show, but for the most part, Dora And The Lost City Of Gold represents a stark leap forward for the series’ future. Strap on your red boots and purple backpack. It’s time for an adventure!
Comedy, Drama Screened at Picturedrome Cinema
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ANGRY BIRDS 2 (U)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (15)
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT (12A)
MEDICINEMA ! DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD (PG)
DAILY : 10.15AM
TOY STORY 4 (U) DAILY : 9.30AM
PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE (U) DAILY : 12PM, 2.30PM
FAST AND FURIOUS: HOBBS AND SHAW (12A) FRI - TUE : 7.15PM
THE LION KING (PG)
DAILY : 9.45AM, 1PM, 4.15PM
DAILY : 4PM, 7.45PM
DAILY: 1.30PM, 4.30PM
UGLY DOLLS (U)
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GOOD BOYS (15) DAILY : 5.15PM, 8PM
PREVIEWS: ANGEL HAS FALLEN (15)
WED/THU : 7.15PM PLEASE NOTE, THERE ARE SOME STROBE LIGHTING EFFECTS IN THIS FILM.
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Event. Ladies Evening. It’s the most stylish event in the racecourse's calendar, Ladies Evening is back at Fontwell Park on THursday August 22. Visitors should dress to impress to be in with a chance to win the Best Dressed competition, judged and presented by Love Island 2019 Contestant Amy Hart, for the chance to win prizes worth a total of £1,000. Free glitter artists will be on hand to glam your look for the evening and a vintage Airstream photobooth to capture your best pose. Finishing off the night will be Spirit FM's Back to the 80’s DJ set, with some surprise guests, so you party after the sun goes down.
Event. Summer Fayre. THe green at Felpham Beach Estate, off Limmer Lane, will be the venue for the long-established family event. Highlights will include a dog show, children's sports events, stalls, cakes, barbecue and teas - something for everyone. Live music will set a lively atmosphere for visitors who can browse stalls including horticultural items, produce, tombola, a human fruit machine, giant raffle, bric-a-brac, books, toys and other quality goods. Entry will be free from noon on Saturday, August 24. A mini sports day for children will be held from 1pm with traditional races, including egg and spoon, three-legged and wheelbarrow. Information about the free fun dog show, which starts at
Frances Knight, The Victoria Institute.
1.45pm, is availabe by calling 01243 864019. All are welcome at the fayre, which is organised by Felpham Beach Estate.
Events. Ageless. Community activities are continuing at Chichester Festival THeatre with a CFT Buddies meet and greet event at the Minerva Bar today (Friday) at noon. THis is free, as is a backstage tour of the theatre for people with visual impairments at 4pm. A tour is available for everyone from 10am tomorrow (Saturday) at a cost of £5. THe festival theatre's foyer is the setting for Mind, Body, Sing Yer Heart Out at 1pm. THis is a free opportunity to enjoy the fun and health-giving properties of group singing. Come and sing chants, shanties, riffs and familiar tunes in a relaxed and friendly environment. Open to all, no experience needed. THis is a is dementia-friendly event.
Art. Frances Knight. Contemporary landscape artist Frances Knight will open her studio for a summer exhibition of local landscapes and seascapes as part of the Arundel Gallery Trail from August 17 to 26, 'Into the Light' . THe exhibition explores the effects of light, colour and structure in the landscape, and visitors will be able to view her latest paintings and chat to Frances about her work and process. She also will be hosting a special Poetry, Paintings & Prosecco Evening with the South Downs Poetry Festival on Friday August 23. Visitors can enjoy live poetry readings and music among her latest exhibition of original oil paintings. THe evening will start at 7pm with a welcome drink, and the opportunity for a chat and a browse around her exhibition before the live performances at 7.30pm. Claire Best will headline the poetry performances, and Mike Carey will provide the music. Tickets cost £11.50 and are available by email at: email@example.com THe exhibition is at Top Floor Studio, THe Victoria Institute, 10 Tarrant Street, Arundel, BN18 9DG, noon-5.30pm on weekends and Bank Holiday Monday, 2-5.30pm on weekdays. Free entry.
Talk. Virginia McKenna. THe actress, who found fame in films in the 1950s and 1960s, including A Town Like Alice, Carve her
Name with Pride and Born Free but who also had a disntinguished later career as a wildlife campaigner, will be guest of Chichester Literary Society. Virginia, who was married to fellow actor and conservationist Bill Travers, will be at Boxgrove Village Hall (PO18 0EE) on Wednesday, August 21, at 2pm. Visitors are welcome to join the society's members at their monthly meetings where refreshments are available. Entry is £8 and doors open at 1.30pm. For further information, visit the website at: chichesterliterarysociety.org or call 01243 536273..
Theatre. The Secret Garden. THe classic children's story by Frances Hodgson Burnett will be brought to life by Chapterhouse THeatre Company in the walled garden of Stansted Park, near Rowlands Castle. THe audience is invited to join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner. As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle’s secret garden, and where has he hidden the key? Performances go ahead in all but the worst weather. Bring rugs or low back seating for the outdoor performance on Friday, August 23, at 7pm, with doors open at 6pm. Tickets can be bought online at: seetickets.com at £17.60 for adults, £12.10 for children and £49.22 for a family of four.
Crossing Lines, Chichester Cathedral Green.
Music. Trojan Sound System. London-based Trojan Sound System are an institution in Sound System culture. A legendary team of selecta (Daddy Ad) and vocalists, they relentlessly tour the globe, representing the seminal reggae and ska record label. With MCs Supa4 Creation, Chucky Bantan and Jah Buck plus special guests THe Reggae Doctors they play St Paul’s in Chapel Road, Worthing, on Friday August 23, 8pm-1am. Transcending age, race and political barriers, Trojan Sound System play music that satisfies the purest of vinyl collectors, while at the same time, introducing a new generation to the roots of Jamaican music and Bass Culture.Tickets, at £15 in advance, can be booked by calling 0871 220 0260, they will be £17 on the door.
Theatre. Crossing Lines. Chichester Festival Youth THeatre present the world premiere of Anna Ledwich’s Crossing Lines, a promenade production around central Chichester, directed by Daniel Hill. THe story links events from 1914, 1939 and 2019 across time and across technologies as history haunts the present and the city’s young race to escape the dark forces poised to destroy the country they know. Using audio technology and live action, this promenade performance through the streets of Chichester asks: can an individual alter history by changing the channel? Tickets at £20 for adults, with accompanying children, aged seven-16 at £10, from the festival theatre box office. Performances, which start on the Cathedral Green at 7.30pm. are from August 17-24.
Trojan Sound System, St. Pauls.
Music. Selsey Festival. Selsey Folk and Music Club presents Laura THain with its monthly session becoming part of the town's festival. Laura will be singing in the second half of the evening on Wednesday, August 21, at THe Selsey Club in Coxes Road. From 7.30pm, the first half will comprise club performers. Entry is £4 on the door. A bar and raffle are available. Also in the festival next
Look Up, Worthing Theatre.
week, Selsey Town Hall will be the venue for the summer exhibition of arts and craft, organised by Arts Dream Selsey. Exhibits will include paintings, glass, textiles, jewellery and a wide range of creative craft. Entry is free for the event which runs from THursday, August 22 ro Monday, August 26, opening at 10am. For details, visit the website at: selseyfestival.wixsite.com
Theatre. Look Up. An exciting, playful and energetic mix of circus, puppetry and theatre, Look Up is a celebration of what we can see if we step outside of our everyday lives, and embrace the world around us. THe show takes place outside Worthing's Pavilion THeatre on a selfsupported custom-made aerial rig and explores the relationship between circus performer, puppet and audience. THis fantastic family show will be at Marine Parade BN11 3PX on Saturday August 17, at 11am and 2pm. Look Up follows Robyn, a child puppet, who is fearless, playful and not interested in phones or work, but instead has a curiosity with birds and flying. Created by Hikapee, a circus theatre company, tickets for Look Up are £6.50 and are avialable from the Worthing THeatres box office on 01903 206206 and online at worthingtheatres. co.uk
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Family fun alongside horse racing
Celebration of all things nautical Littlehampton Harbour Waterfront Festival Sunday, August 18, 11am-4pm Bank Holiday Racing at Goodwood Racecourse August 23-25 AFTER the glamour of the Qatar Festival, Goodwood racecourse has offers a contrasting familyfriendly event over three magical days. THe August Bank Holiday weekend aims to rekindles the nostalgic summer holidays of yesteryear with a traditional fairground open each day, alongside a petting zoo, donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and face painters to create a fun day out for all ages. Following the early evening races on Friday, there will be fire performers, stilt walkers and a LED ribbon performance, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the course. THe fairground will include a ferris wheel and helter-skelter while children will enjoy animal
encounters as well as seeing the race horses on Saturday and Sunday. All the on-course entertainments and rides are complimentary, as is admission, for children 17 years and under. Seven races will be run on each of the three days with the first race on Friday at 5pm, finishing at 8pm, and at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday with final races on those days at 5.30pm. One of the highlights on Saturday will be the Group 2 Celebration Mile. Admission prices to the racecourse for adults start at £12 and can be bought in advance from the website at: goodwood. com THe course will be in action again for midweek racing on September 3 and 25 then the final event of the season, Harvest, Hops and Horseracing, will include seasonal food and entertainment on October 13.
LITTLEHAMPTON Harbour once again plays host to an annual event celebrating all things nautical. THe aim is to showcase as many of the different activities that take place on the River Arun as possible in one day. Including dinghy sailing, yachts, powerboats, paddleboarding, angling, RNLI Lifeboats, jetskis, flyboards and hovercrafts to name a few.
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Legend Bobby Davro heads summer variety show
CELEBRATING every mode of transport from four legged friends to the invention of the combustion engine, this two-day summer hit will be packed with horse displays, an army
Live at the Regis Alexandra Theatre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1BL August 21 – 25, 7.30pm Weds – Sat, 2.30pm Weds, Sat and Sun Tickets: alexandratheatre.co.uk AFTER the huge success last year with Joe Pasquale, Live at the Regis will return to the Regis Centre next week with the legendary entertainer Bobby Davro headlining. Bobby appeared on a variety of television shows, mostly with ITV, throughout the 1980s and 1990s. His popularity was at its highest during the mid-1980s with his own Saturday night ITV shows, Bobby Davro on the Box, Bobby Davro's TV Annual and Bobby Davro's TV Weekly. He also made appearances on the popular comedy impressions sketch show Copy Cats and later was in BBC's Public Enemy Number One and in Eastenders in 2006-7, as well as making many live appearances as a singer, actor and comedian. Versatility is key to Bobby's longevity as a high-profile entertainer. Be it in television, pantomime, festivals or musicals, he is one of the most versatile and experienced celebrity comedians. Laughs will be guaranteed. He will be supported by ventriloquist Max Fulham and vocalists Riley Clark and Kate
Saddles & Steam Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton Saturday & Sunday, August 17 & 18, 10.30am-5pm Tickets: wealddown.co.uk
Richards. With comedy, stunning vocals and breath-taking dance numbers, this year’s show is certain to be a highlight of the summer season. Max is back by popular demand after the success of 2018's variety performance while others in the vivacious line-up with the singers are compere Vicky Edwards, who proved popular in the Alexandra THeatre's pantomime, Bognor Regis trio THe Bersted Boys, a troupe of professional dancers plus live music from THe Andy Beaumont Band. In a show which harks back to the glory days of summer shows at the seaside, this top class variety performance will showcase the best in professional and local talent. Tickets are £19.50, £17.50 for concessions, £16 for friends of the Regis Centre. A Sunday Saver offers four tickets for £64 and all tickets at the Wednesday matinee are £14.
Several exciting visiting and resident vessels will also be open for tours on Town Quay during this free event. A wide range of stalls will be on land covering angling, arts and crafts, snacks and souvenirs. Charity groups and businesses will include THe Angling Trust, Avanti Training Solutions, Arun Divers, Inflatable Boat Fishing, Jo Jo’s Candy Cabin, LISA / Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme, Littlehampton Bonfire Society, Littlehampton District Lions, Peggy’s Pantry Retro
of steam engines, wartime vehicles and classic cars to name just a few. THis popular event will include lots of family fun around the extensive site with miniature steam engines, model boats and a crammed full arena display. THe museum’s waterside café will be open, plus food and drink stalls in the event’s Food Village. THere are lots of picnic areas too and dogs on leads are welcome. Regular museum admission prices apply but include entry to all the historic reconstructed buildings as well as show attractions. Next week will see further entertainment in the museum's summer season with three nights of outdoor cinema showing popular films. Tuesday, August 20, has Mamma Mia 2, the sequel to the popular film based around songs by Abba, 2008's Mamma
Sweets, Presence Decor, RNLI, Shoreline Design, Steve Batten Fly Fishing Coach, THe Tilers Daughter, TJ Boardhire, THe Marine Conservation Society. THere will be a crabbing competition for children and both the Coastguard tower and lifeboat station will be open to visitors. To add to the entertainment, a Sea Cadets band and the Secret Shore Singers will perform at the harbour office and walkway. For further details, visit the website at: littlehampton.org.uk
Mia, is a feel-good summer film set on a Grecian island. Another sequel but from earlier decades is Mary Poppins Returns which follows up the adventures of the original children who have become adults and again need help from the magical nanny. THis is on Wednesday, August 21. THe foot-stomping celebration of the music of Queen and their lead singer Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody, will be shown on THursday, August 22. All the films start at 8pm and audiences are advised to dress suitably for the weather and bring rugs or low seating. Picnics can be brought in, although the Waterside cafe will be open. Tickets must be booked in advance at the museum's shop or through its website at: wealddown.co.uk
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26 Business News
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BusinessNews Bringing businesses together to help the local economy
Arun Business Partnership Tel:01903 737845 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org www.arunbusinesspartnership.co.uk ARUN Business Partnership has more than 2,000 member companies which generate business and employment in and around Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Arundel and the wider Arun area. Formed in 1997 by Arun District Council, the already thriving Bognor Regis and Littlehampton Business Partnerships were brought together in 2006 to create a bigger, stronger group covering the wider Arun area. Its aim has always been to bring local businesses together to generate income for the local economy. THrough regular meetings, newsletters and the prestigious Arun Business of the Year Awards, local businesses are encouraged to do business with each other. ABP meetings are free to attend and are always well supported. Hosted at various venues across the Arun area, meetings start at 5.30pm and last two hours, although often members carry on socialising well into the evening. Business breakfast networking groups have been established in Bognor Regis and Littlehampton to increase networking opportunities for local
businesses. THe Bognor Regis group meets every THursday at 7am at Mustards Bar and Restaurant, 8-10 York Road and the Littlehampton members are at THe Boathouse in the marina, Ferry Road, Littlehampton, every Wednesday at 7.30am. THe groups, supported by the Arun Business Partnership and Arun District Council, meet weekly and help keep vital funds in the local economy by doing business with other local businesses. Only one business per ‘trade’ is represented on each group, meaning there is no competition between members. Unlike other network groups, there is no pressure
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to provide leads – this happens naturally as you get to know other local businesses and the great products and services they offer. To find out if your business sector is represented and hear about the benefits of joining, contact email@example.com. Members of ABP receive monthly newsletters promoting financial support and grants, introductions to new members and local business and employment opportunities. Every year, the organisation celebrates the very best businesses which operate across Arun District through the prestigious Arun Business of the Year Awards, which have been
taking place since 1997, and the number of entries increases every year. With a total of 16 categories for businesses of all sizes and industries, winning an award is a great marketing tool and source of pride for the winning companies. Each award is sponsored by a local company and the awards ceremony is a great opportunity to network and make fantastic business contacts. THis year's award nominations close on October 18. For more information, visit the website at: www. arunbusinesspartnership.co.uk
Profit through partnership JOIN TODAY Join the Partnership and come along to our next ABP meeting to see how we work and how your business could benefit. Contact Miriam Nicholls at Arun District Council by emailing Miriam. firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01903 737845.
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Are you social? By Debbie Ford The Chichester Social www.thechichestersocial.com OVER the past couple of months I’ve written about the importance of, and the value to be gained from collaborating and networking, whilst these both typically suggest more face-to-face, offline, activities they’re not exclusively so. Of course what I’m not so subtly alluding to here are the vast opportunities to be had for your business via social media. Do not underestimate it on a local level particularly. If your immediate response is an eye roll or to retreat in fear, then let me share with you a couple of recent examples of how effective it can be. You may (or may not!) know that I'm the chair of the board of trustees for Chichester Cinema at New Park, based at New Park Centre for Community and Arts. THis is Chichester’s only independent cinema and this year it is celebrating its 40th anniversary
- yes, FORTY YEARS! Every August they have a 21 day international film festival – and we are rapidly heading into week two – to kick off the film festival we run 3 open air screenings in Priory Park. Over 2,600 people attended the screenings over the first weekend in August, two of the 3 events sold out (Bohemian Rhapsody & THe Lion King). We achieved this without spending a penny on online advertising, but by using the Event tools in Facebook. THe Event post for Bohemian Rhapsody alone was “seen” by over 51K Facebook accounts and achieved over 2K responses. What they mean by “responses” are people indicating that they were interested or going; commenting/tagging friends/ family to join them; or clicking on the link to find out more or buy tickets. A second example of how collaborating and planning ahead can make the difference when using social media is the “Wish You Were Here” event at Pallant House Gallery run by the Design Collective Chichester that I mentioned last month. THe Design Collective team, who are all volunteers, created imagery that each of the 54 design contributors could share across their social media channels and some content guidance providing a synopsis of the event and desired hashtags to be included. THe reach isn’t easy to measure from a stats point of view as there was so much posting and sharing going on from both personal and business accounts across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram, however, the success of the event was proof enough. THey expected approximately 200 people to attend the event last THursday evening, they actually had well over 400 come out to support them on what was a pretty wet August evening. THe social media sharing continued throughout the evening from both designers involved and the event visitors, which no doubt prompted more to pop down. Again, no budget spent on online advertising. Consistent and co-ordinated social media messaging delivered
the goods. Not having business accounts set up can genuinely cost you business to your competitors. People are constantly looking for recommendations from their social media channels, so don’t miss out on your existing fans having the opportunity to link directly to your business channels. One of the key benefits of being active on social media for your business is the opportunity to build relationships with, and retain, customers. In a recent survey carried out by Sprout Social, they found that over 60% of people were more likely to buy from a business or brand they were following on social media. Here are three content tips to get started: 1) Show, don’t just tell - a vivid video or image taps into our emotions and does a far better job than words alone 2) Share your story - never
underestimate the power of storytelling to connect and engage 3) Encourage engagement - use the tools available by creating events or polls etc. Ask questions and learn more about your ideal customer If you need help getting started or finessing your channels and messaging, I run monthly 2.5hr workshops at Rume2 aimed at businesses just like you. I can also recommend local businesses, Method Communications and Kitch Media, both of which offer a variety of marketing services that will help your business fly on social media. THere is just enough space to mention a great local event on 22nd August, Chichester Summer Street Party is coming to East Street 4-8pm. Do pop in and support all of our local businesses, chain or independent, our high street needs you more than ever.
Arun Business of the Year Awards 2019 What are the Award categories?
SAY THANKS FOR GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE We all like to be treated well when we’re spending money. As a customer, we want to feel valued and appreciated.
What local businesses make you feel great about being a customer? It’s time to show your appreciation and give your favourite local business a boost by voting for them in the Arun Business of the Year Awards. The Customer Care award, sponsored by Bay Tree Estates, is your way of saying “Thank you” to any local business which goes above and beyond to give you great service and an enjoyable shopping experience. Last year’s winners were Barnham Opticians, who really impressed the judges with how they care for and treat their customers. We’re looking to recognise independent local retailers, businesses and service providers and give their business a boost by winning one of our prestigious awards and a trophy to display for all to see. There are lots of categories to choose from and entering the awards is simple. Visit www.arunbusinesspartnership.co.uk and nominate your favourite business online or print off and complete the nomination form.
Entry is FREE and finalists will be invited to attend the awards Ceremony on Thursday 15 November at Butlin’s in Bognor Regis.
The winners will be announced at a glittering Awards Ceremony in November and you have until Friday 18th October to nominate.
Can you believe the Arun Business of the Year Awards have been running for 22 years?
Calling all businesses – nominate yourself! If you are a local business with a business address in the Arun District, you can nominate yourself in any of the 16 categories.
Awards have been running for 22 years
The Awards have gone from strength to strength and last year, we received the highest ever number of nominations – demonstrating the number of quality businesses who operate in Arun District.
Arun Business Partnership – Profiting through Partnership The Awards are supported by Arun District Council and
organised by Arun Business Partnership (ABP). The Partnership works for the interests of businesses across Arun District and networking meetings regularly attract over 70 businesses.
Key Sponsors of the Business of the Year Awards The Bognor Regis Post is one of the key sponsors of this year’s awards, along with Rolls Royce Motor Cars and Arun District Council. Each award is sponsored by a local business and the categories are listed to the right. You can nominate a business in as many categories as you wish and local companies are encouraged to nominate themselves.
) Small Business of the Year (up to 5 employees) sponsored by Business Networking Bognor Regis ) Small Business of the Year (6 to 10 employees) sponsored by Clear Computing ) Business of the Year (over 10 employees) sponsored by The Aldingbourne Trust ) New Business of the Year sponsored by Hilton Avisford Park Hotel ) Place to Eat or Drink Award sponsored by Gusto Wines ) Business in the Community Award sponsored by Parker Kittiwake Developments ) Business Marketing and Promotion Award sponsored by Brandabble ) Independent Retailer of the Year sponsored by Littlehampton Traders Partnership ) Charity or CIC of the Year sponsored by The Bognor Regis Post ) Customer Care Award sponsored by Bay Tree Estates ) The Robert Warham Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by The Beachcroft Hotel ) Training and Development Award sponsored by L. Guess Jewellers ) Website of the Year Award sponsored by Bognor Regis Chamber of Commerce ) Sussex by the Sea Tourism Award sponsored by Woods Travel ) Employee of the Year Award sponsored by The Littlehampton Academy ) Employer of the Year Award sponsored by The HR Dept. ) Business Person of the Year sponsored by Regis Removals The Overall Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Rolls Royce Motor Cars will be chosen by the judges. Companies nominated in all categories are automatically entered.
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Join the networking revolution - and lock out the competition The Business Interchange email@example.com www.thebusinessinterchange.co.uk BOGNOR Regis THe Business Interchange (TBI) is a vibrant local networking group which hosts fortnightly meetings at the Beachcroft Hotel in Felpham. Meetings have a relaxed informal atmosphere and the organisation comprises a vibrant group of companies and individuals keen to pass business referrals with the guaranteed knowledge that they will be acted upon in an enthusiastic and professional manner. THere is a rich mix of businesses from different sectors and business-to-business (B2B0 interaction is actively facilitated, enabling members to develop new connections, raise their local profile and,
importantly, gain valuable new business. THere's no pressure to publicly give referrals, just a willingness to pass business around the room. Bognor Regis TBI is operated on a 'lock out' basis, with only one company or individual from each business sector, and the membership costs are set at an affordable level for all businesses. THe Business Interchange was established in October 2002 and has gained the reputation of being a leading networking group dedicated to the promotion and development of business within Bognor Regis and the local surrounding areas. It has recently seen a change in leadership dedicated to making Bognor Regis TBI the leading local networking group. Not only does the TBI encourage B2B development, it is well regarded as a respected voice when issues that affect the local business community are discussed.
THe breakfast meetings start at 7am and finish promptly at 8.30am. THere are plenty of chances to network, present your business in 1 or 10 minute slots and enjoy a quality breakfast. THe Bognor Regis TBI is not a commercial enterprise and has set its sights on helping local businesses to increase profits through networking. It is run by a committee of members who vet all applications. Representatives of businesses can attend a meeting as guests on two occasions after which they are asked to join. See the contacts page on the website and inform organisers of an intention to attend, the date of the next meeting will be confirmed and officers will look forward to welcoming you along. All trades are welcome so come on board and join the networking revolution. Don’t delay - Join today and lock out your competition!
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Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), this programme offers grant funding, events, workshops and fully-funded energy audits to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) throughout England.
where they are on their sustainability journeys. Utilise Plus will run until the end of September 2019 so now is the time to book your Energy Saving Review. THese usually cost up to £1,000 but we can offer them completely free of charge thanks to European funding. You’ll receive your own unique ‘Energy Report’ which will make clear recommendations on how you could be saving energy – and money! – plus plenty of follow-up support if required. Total Laundry, based in Chichester, had an Energy Saving Review in June 2019. THeir Managing Director, Sarah Lancaster, said it was “efficient and unobtrusive” and added that “the report came back with realistic actions that were easy to rectify, as well as pointing out longer term areas for improvement.” Apply for an Energy Saving Review today if you: Pay your own energy bills Employ fewer than 250 people Care about the environment Want to save money Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Utilise Plus has already supported hundreds of organisations and so far we’ve saved over 750 tonnes of carbon emissions each year. THat’s equivalent to taking 160 cars off the road for a whole year! What’s more, participants have cut their energy bills by 27% on average. So make the most of this funding while it lasts – use it or lose it! Get in touch with the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC and see how an Energy Saving Review can benefit your organisation. Saving energy is not only good for your cash flow but also good for the environment – win-win! Just make sure you act fast while this free support is still available! Visit: www.sustainablebusiness.org.uk Call: 01273 964239 Email: email@example.com Tweet: @SustBusNetwork
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Co-working space vs coffee shop vs home How to choose between them Rume2 Sussex House, Crane Street, Chichester PO19 1LJ Tel: 07467 438900 www.rume2.co.uk AS the number of entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers and micro businesses rises globally, so do the choices of where they work. Traditionally, home or coffee shops have been the domain of those without a set office, but with rapid growth of the coworking sector the choice has never been better for those who choose not to commute. You may be one of the growing army of workers with no office ties and you may be wondering what working environment is right for you. As we are super helpful at Rume2 we thought we would put together a brief guide of the pros and cons for each to help you make your own informed choice. Let’s organise things by the most important factors in a workplace • Comfort • Facilities • Refreshments • Community • Cost
Environment is absolutely key to getting work done. Warmth, comfort and limited distractions are essential. Let’s see how each workplace compares. Home: THis is no doubt the easiest place to control warmth and comfort. You can sit in your favourite chair, put music you like on (or sit in silence if you prefer) but how about the distraction factor? THe fridge is calling, you have a box set you haven’t finished on Netflix and the washing needs doing. It isn’t always easy to zone out at home and get into work mode. Coffee Shop: THe walk to a coffee shop can get you into a different mind set ready to work. However, you can’t always guarantee the environment in a coffee shop. Will you find a good seat? Will there be noisy children nearby and is the music playing to your taste? Finding a good local coffee shop where you enjoy the surroundings can work well if you are happy to sit anywhere. Coworking Space: Although you can’t choose the furniture, décor or music in
a coworking space, often they have been designed with comfort and productivity in mind. THe music will be carefully selected to blend into the background, the furniture will have been built or purchased for long-term comfort andthe temperature will be carefully controlled. If you are picky about where you sit, you can also book your own desk.
Fast internet, printing, security. THese are all essentials for most business people. Home: When working from home you will need to purchase and manage your own facilities. THis can be rather expensive if you don’t work for a company that will provide those items for you. In addition, home internet connections can be patchy. Coffee Shop: THis is the option with the least facilities on tap. No printer, the internet connection could be patchy and it is likely to be an unsecured network. THis puts your laptop at risk of data breach with many people reporting password theft and being hacked while working on an unsecured network. Coworking Space: A coworking space is a professional space and therefore is likely to have the best facilities. Any space worth its salt will have superfast wifi within your membership fee and many will have access to a printer, too. Most importantly, any internet connection will be completely secure andprivate with no ability to see anyone else’s connection.
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Community and sense of belonging is important to many people. THere are some who just love to work alone but the majority of humans desire interaction with other humans at some point. Not just for company but also to learn from, bounce ideas around with or make useful connections. Home: Working by yourself from home will give you the least sense of community. Unless you have others in your house who are also at home during the day, working from home can be pretty lonely. Even with modern technology giving access to video conferencing, there is no substitute for face to face interaction. Coffee Shop: As there are many people who work from coffee shops you may find a sense of community if you visit the same one regularly and see the same faces. THe opportunity and reason to interact and make connections is limited, however, unless you can sit together or are brave enough to approach a stranger. Coworking Space: Each coworking space has its own vibe and therefore a tribe of workers who co-exist there. THis is where using a coworking space can really come into its own. Working alongside others who are all there to work, collaborate, learn from each other can have a huge impact on your working day and the success of your business. Many good coworking spaces will give plenty of opportunity to meet other coworkers and
share experience and knowledge through, workshops, networking and social events.
Let’s not pretend cost isn’t important. How do the different spaces compare in outlay? Home: THis is likely to be the cheapest option as you do pay to live at home already! However, don’t forget any extras you might have to pay to set up and run a suitable home office. Not to mention heating your house in the winter months. Coffee Shop: Depending on how much coffee you drink this option could become expensive. To sit in a coffee shop all day without feeling guilty for taking up space you should be purchasing a minimum of three drinks and probably some lunch as well. Doing that a few times a week can certainly rack up the spend. Coworking Space: Although from the outside this looks like the most costly option, if you are going to be using a space regularly this could well be the most cost effective for the facilities on offer. A monthly plan can often give you access to a space for as little as £10 a day. When you throw in the refreshments, internet and printing that’s pretty good value for money. So lots of options to consider and no one size fits all. It really depends on the type of person you are, the work that you do and what you want to achieve in your working day. We are obviously biased at Rume2 as we think a coworking space wins hands down when looking at the wider picture of motivation, potential growth, collaboration and overall individual happiness, but we encourage you all to try all three and decide for yourself.
THis factor should probably have come first as it includes coffee! All workers need refreshments throughout the day! Home: Without a doubt, home will give you the largest access to refreshments of your choosing, but is that always a good thing? How loudly does the fridge call to you when you are working from home? It takes no small amount of willpower to ignore its cries. Coffee Shop: Good coffee goes without saying at a coffee shop, else it’s not a very good coffee shop! Add to that the selection of other beverages and snacks/treats it’s probably a strong player for this factor. One point to note of course is that you will have to pay for anything you consume and often you will have to purchase more than one item to avoid the guilt of using the space for a longer amount of time. Coworking Space: A good coworking space
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from a wasp? Apart from the fact that it hurts, a lot, there are some natural home remedies that can be a massive help. • Baking soda has a multitude of uses — from baking bread to clearing drains. Otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate, baking soda may also provide relief from insect bites and stings. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with just enough water to create a paste. Apply it to the area and let it sit for ten minutes before washing it away. • THe fragrant basil plant contains a chemical compound called eugenol, which could relieve itchy and painful inflamed skin. Chop some fresh basil leaves up until very fine and rub them on to your skin. • Apple cider vinegar can help reduce stinging and burning sensations. Simply dab straight onto the sting area to feel relief. It can also act as a natural disinfectant if you’ve been scratching too much and the area is red and inflamed. • Onions - Not only can they bring tears to your eyes, they can bring relief to your sting. THe onion’s juices, which leak out from the freshly cut bulb, can reduce the sting and irritation. Onions also have a natural antifungal property that can reduce your risk for an infection. Simply cut a slice from an onion and apply it directly to the bite for several minutes. Rinse and wash the area well after you remove the onion. • Lemon balm contains tannin and polyphenols which act as a natural astringent. Together, these natural compounds ease inflammation, speed up healing, and reduce the risk of an infection. For any help with natural remedies and/or health issues please visit: denisekelly.co.uk to see all the things we do to get your body and health into peak condition, so you can live your best life, always!
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CommunityNews&Views RESIDENTS are being asked to have their say on proposed changes to Care and Support at Home for those people who have eligible social care needs. West Sussex County Council’s contract arrangements for purchasing Care and Support at Home come to an end in January 2021 and residents are encouraged to share their views on the proposed new arrangements. Focusing on people’s strengths and support networks and on the outcomes and goals they want to achieve are some of the priorities set out in the new proposals. THey also aim to improve council systems and reflect a more local approach to purchasing services. Cllr Amanda Jupp, West Sussex County Council cabinet member for health and social care, said: "It is important that people with an interest in these services have a say in the way the services are provided, and that the proposed changes meet the needs of the residents of West Sussex. "Before the changes are made I would encourage as many people as possible to take part in the survey to give their views." THe consultation started last Friday (August 9) and ends on Sunday, September 15. THe survey and full written proposals are available at: westsussex.gov.uk/csh
THE EUROPEAN Movement Portsmouth and Chichester Branch campaigned again in Chichester this month, inviting members of the public to indicate on a ‘Brexit Moodometer’ how they currently felt about Brexit. Options were - optimistic, happy, excited, bored, depressed, sad, worried or angry. With a separate question of 'do you think Brexit should be stopped?' Of the many members of the public who put their stickers on, ‘angry’ got the most votes, closely followed by ‘worried', ‘depressed’ and ‘sad’. One gentleman was so excited by the prospect of a no deal Brexit, he put five stickers in the ‘excited’ box. THe overwhelming response to ‘do you think Brexit should be stopped?’ was answered with 'yes' (over 95 per cent). Around 22 European Movement members and supporters turned out to help, and there was a non-stop flow of members of the public who were keen to discuss the issues and let them know how they felt. THe few Brexit supporters who engaged with the volunteers were encouraged to put their stickers on as well. European Movement spokesman John Wilton said: “We were delighted so many turned out to help us today, from all corners of our branch, and that such large numbers of the public wanted to engage with our volunteers. "Many people were surprised that so many others locally shared their views on this and quite a few took pictures of the moodometer results to share with their family and friends. Others thanked us profusely for keeping up the fight to stop Brexit. "THe results were a clear message to our local Members of Parliament, and the newly installed Prime Minister and his government, that the public in this area do not want Brexit in any form, let alone a no-deal Brexit that the Government now seem intent on pursuing, regardless of the damage it will do. "We and other pro-European campaign groups will continue to campaign ceaselessly on a non-party political basis for us to remain as members of the European Union."
AN ENGLISH sparkling wine vineyard, has unveiled its new purpose-built Tasting Room, which has been designed to provide an impressive event space for both corporate and private events. THe modern space at Tinwood Estate in Halnaker, features a glass-covered veranda and outdoor patio both of which overlook the vines. THe event space can cater for presentations, meetings, formal and informal lunches and dinners and private parties. Capacities are: • Presentation: up to 80 people seated • Meeting: fully scalable from two to 60 people • Seated lunches/dinners: up to 60 covers • Buffet lunches/dinners/ events: up to 400 people (incorporating outside space) Events can be fully tailored,
AT THE annual hand-over meeting of Chichester Priory Rotary, the Presidents Jewel was handed to Keith Argent by the outgoing president Gordon Jones. Gordon was thanked by Keith for leading the club over the last 12 months and for delivering the club in such a strong and healthy condition. Keith, a former dental surgeon, moved to the Chichester area, six years ago from Chesterfield in Derbyshire. He said: "I intend to continue to give maximum support to the community and youth of this city as well as continue our support of the elderly in the Bridging Generations project in conjunction with the students at the Chichester College.
with the option to include one of the estate's vineyard tours and tastings as part of the programme. THree luxury lodges are available onsite for overnight stays. THe estate offers a range of catering options, using a team of preferred suppliers, or will happily welcome other caterers to use the professional kitchen facilities. Art Tukker, Tinwood's owner, said: "After months of planning we are very excited to open our stunning tasting room. Many event spaces in the local area are hotel based, so it's fantastic to offer something a little bit different to those who are planning stand-out events. We're looking forward to working on the creation and delivery of some amazing events and parties over the coming months." For more information visit: tinwoodestate.com
"I have also chosen to support the locally run charity called Extra Cover, which provides essential provisions and schooling for deprived children in Sri Lanka’s remote areas. THis will run alongside the many other local causes we support within the community for schools, children, adults and lonely or "We are also on the lookout for any new members who would like to help us with these and many other projects, but also have some fun with us along the way." Chichester Priory Rotary meet every Wednesday at THe Chichester Park Hotel, at 6.15pm. For further details, call: 01243 527739 or visit: rotarypriory. com
FOR THOSE brave souls and thrill-seekers out there, there is a chance to get the adrenalin pumping by taking part in an incredible 160ft bungee jump while helping to raise funds for St Wilfrid’s Hospice! On Saturday, September 7, dare devils are being offered the views of Brighton beach and distant shoreline on one side of the bungee jumping cage, and admire the city lights of Brighton and Hove on the other…. before leaping into the sky for the bouncy ride of a lifetime! Registration is now open for the event which is open to adventurers aged 14 years and older. THere is a registration fee of £30 and it is hoped that all participants will raise at least £250 in sponsorship. THose facing their fear will be helping St Wilfrid's raise vital funds to continue their support for families facing terminal illness. Sponsorship could provide a whole day’s care for a patient in their time of need, giving both patient and family members the gift of much needed quality time back together. For further details, visit: stwh.co.uk/events or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01243 755199
LEADING national law firm Irwin Mitchell’s Chichester office is ‘yarn bombing’ an area outside their offices to raise awareness and funds for their charity of the year, Dementia Support. Since last Wednesday, (August 7) through to September 6, the office’s knit and natter group is decorating the streets with their handiwork. Railings have been adorned with knitted panels depicting an English country garden, benches have monster feet, bollards benefit from flowery legwarmers and trees and planters are decorated with forget-me-not flowers. THe aim is to encourage visitors to find out more about Dementia Support’s Sage House in Tangmere, which offers services and facilities for people living with dementia, their families and carers in the West Sussex area. After weeks of preparation the latest results of their efforts can be seen outside their office at the Friary Lane car park and can be enjoyed throughout August, into early September. Yarn bombing is a form of street art that substitutes paint or chalk for colourful displays of yarn. THe idea came from team assistant and keen knitter Mandy Wearne, with the group meeting every week to knit the display. Mandy Wearne, team assistant in Irwin Mitchell’s Chichester office, said: "A very big thank you to everyone involved, from the knitters to the office management who have sponsored our team with wool and provided the marketing support from our Chichester and Southampton offices as well as friends and family. "We have had a great time imagining the end product and you can see our creative ideas also include French knitting with snails, sun, rainbows and bees. We hope visitors leave with a smile on their face and knowing more about the amazing work of Dementia Support throughout our region." THis is not the first time the Knit and Natter group’s work has been seen in Chichester. In 2018 the group took part in the Big Poppy appeal, donating over 200 crocheted poppies marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, resulting in a stunning window display on North Street, before the poppies were donated to the Royal British Legion. THe team also knitted 40 twiddle muffs to occupy the restless hands that dementia patients can experience which were donated to Sage House and their next project will be twiddle blankets. THis is the third successive year the Chichester office of Irwin Mitchell has nominated Dementia Support as their charity of the year. THe office raised £11,796 for the West Sussex arm of the charity in 2018. People can support the knitters by giving a donation to Dementia Support at Irwin Mitchell’s office throughout the month or by visiting the team’s just giving page at: totalgiving. co.uk/mypage/theknittedgarden
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You have been given a start word and an end word. In order to win the game, you must change the word progressively, creating an existing word at each step. You must only on each step change a single letter.
Codeword is the crossword puzzle with no clues. THe number in each square corresponds to a letter. Work out the words in the grid using the letters provided. Fill in these known letters first, then use skill and judgement to work our the others.
Down 1. Monster that changes form during a full moon (8) 2. West Indian dance (5) 4. Opposite of hell (6) 5. Inadequately manned (12) 6. Perennial plant with fleshy roots (7) 7. Profound (4) 8. Junction (12) 12. Gift of money (8) 14. Loquacious (7) 16. Biters (anag) (6) 18. Embed; type of filling (5) 19. First man (4)
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The history of the oldest building in the city By Amanda Rogan, learning and community engagement officer A SMALL church on North Street, sandwiched between retail units, is believed to be the oldest building in Chichester still in use. St Olave (often shown as ‘Olaf’ or ‘Olav’) was King of Norway from 1015 to 1028. In 1028, he was forced to flee to Russia by Canute, King of England and Denmark, who was attempting to conquer Norway. In July 1030, Olave attempted to regain his control of Norway but was defeated and killed at the Battle of Stiklestad. Olave’s popularity, his church work and the ‘miracles’ credited to him meant that he was canonized one year later by his friend and clergyman Grimkell. THis was later confirmed by Pope Alexander III in 1164. His sainthood encouraged the widespread adoption of the Christian religion among the Vikings and Norsemen in Scandinavia and England. In England there are several other churches that bear his name including in York, London and Cumbria. Some believe that the church of St Olave in Chichester may have been established by Scandinavian merchants who had settled in the city; another theory is that Olave’s friend Grimkell, who later became Bishop of Selsey, founded the church and dedicated it to his friend and hero. It is believed that the original church was built in around 1050, although it is not mentioned in the Domesday Book. THe nave is the oldest part of the church still standing. THe walls of the church are made of flint, however much of the church contains evidence of Roman building material, such as tile, which suggests that the Saxon builders recycled building material from the earlier Roman settlement. An extension was added in the 13th century, including the expansion of the chancel. THe church underwent extensive restoration in 1851. Many of the 13th century features were replaced including the chancel arch and a
f St Olave's, c1400
number of the windows, the chancel floor was also lowered and the doorway was replaced. During the restoration, two Roman urns were discovered. THe church was converted into an SPCK (THe Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge) bookshop in 1956. Much of the interior was altered, including plastering and painting, for use as a retail space. Many of the architectural details were hidden. SPCK suffered substantial financial difficulties and eventually went bankrupt which led to the closure of many of the 23 branches that it managed UK-wide. THe Chichester bookshop was then taken over by new management. In December 2008 a petition was raised that urged ‘the Bishop of Chichester and the Diocese of Chichester to rescue this once outstanding bookshop’ THe petition stated ‘we urge you, please: take back control of this building. It would be better for the shop to be closed than allowed to carry on in its current state. THen, as we see happening elsewhere around the country, people will be free to work together to create something new and bring light to this community’. THe shop was eventually closed but reopened in December 2009 with a short service of dedication led by the Rural Dean of Chichester. THe shop now trades as St Olav Christian Bookshop. THe shop is owned by the St Olav's Trust, a registered charity made up of representatives from local churches, including the Cathedral. THe shop has an ‘open and available to all’ ethos and stocks books that cover all traditions within the Church of England and other Christian Churches. In order to stay a consecrated building, a service of worship must be conducted annually. THis happens on July 29, which is the Feast of St Olave and coincides with the date of this death.
f St Olave's Church, c1870
f Lettercard showing print of St Olave's Church, c1899
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City ready for league opener CHICHESTER City boss Miles Rutherford believes his side are fit and raring to go for the club's first match in the Isthmian League. THe Oaklands Park side head to the Kent cost tomorrow to play Ramsgate in the BetVictor South East (3pm). It will be Chi's debut match at step four in the non-league pyramid and dozens of supporters are set to make the 250-mile round trip to cheer on their side. City prepared for the match in style, wrapping up a 3-1 victory against Southern East Counties Premier side Erith Town in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup last weekend. A brace from Callum Overton and a late strike from fellow new boy Jamie Horncastle sealed a
safe passage for the Lillywhites - the first time in four years they have progressed beyond the first stage of the competition. Rutherford said: "I was very pleased with the way we played and I was just as pleased that we finally came through an FA Cup game as the winners, as this was playing on my mind after three exits in three years in the extra prelim round. "We have a very strong squad which I am delighted with and we are now focusing on the start of our league campaign." Next up in the competition for Chichester are Charlton-based Bridon Ropes in a fortnight's time. Before then, though, is that much-anticipated trip to Ramsgate before a home fixture against Whyteleafe on Tuesday (7:45pm).
Chi Ladies set to start season CHICHESTER City Ladies boss Sadie Blakely just can't wait to get started as she prepares for her first competitive match in charge of the Green and White Army. THe Oaklands Park side surpassed all expectations last season, finishing a recordbreaking third in the FA Women's National Southern Premier and lifting the Sussex County Cup. But the departure of manager Aaron Smith and long-serving stalwart Matt Wright has meant it has been an off-season of rebuilding for everyone involved in the club. THe appoitment of Blakely was just one of a number of moves which has seen the emphasis shift on bringing through younger players from youth and development squads. But that has coincided with a number of last season's squad moving on. THose who departed includedg Lauren Cheshire, Tammy Waine and Molly Clark.
Chi get their season underway on Sunday when they welcome MK Dons to Oaklands Park (2pm). THey rounded off their preparations with a 4-2 win over AFC Basildon last weekend. After the last pre-seaon match, Blakely wrote on social media: "Great 6/7 weeks with these girls for pre-season. Every game we are growing and building as a team, squad and club. So pleased to finish off our last pre-season game." One of those younger players looking to break through into the first team will be Gemma White, who was recently called up into the Wales under-19s training camp. White said: "Training at Chi has given me more confidence in my ability and has helped me to recognise how to get to the next level in order to compete at the high level of the team this season."
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SELSEY make their home bow this season looking to bounce back from the disappointment of an early FA Cup exit. Daren Pearce's side welcome Storrington to the Bunn Leisure Stadium tomorrow (3pm) in SCFL Division One looking to following up an opening day 6-1 win at Roffey. Blues confidence took a small blow last weekend when they were defeated by Essex Senior League side Tower Hamlets 2-1 in the FA Cup extra preliminary round. After falling behind to the hosts in the first half, Selsey took inspiration from the skyscrapers at nearby Canary Wharf to soar to new heights in the second period. Callum Dowdell equalised for Pearce's side before a period of sustained pressure saw a number of efforts cleared off the line by the home side. Hamlets then went up the other end and scored the winner - leaving Selsey thinking about what could have been on the long trip back south. Fellow Division One side Sidlesham are also in action tomorrow, making the journey along the coast to play recently-relegated Shoreham (3pm).
Sids are yet to win this campaign, after an opening day defeat to Oakwood was followed by a 3-2 loss at Roffey in the first round of the Peter Bentley Cup last weekend. THeir opponents, who are very much in rebuilding mode, beat Combined Counties
Premier side Colliers Wood United in the FA Cup last weekend. In SCFL Division Two, Bosham make their season bow tomorrow with a trip to St Francis Rangers (3pm). THe Robins lost their last pre-season match to Arundel 6-1 last weekend.
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Paine: Pagham will start picking points up soon PAGHAM boss Bob Paine is confident the club will pick up after a difficult start to the season. THe new Lions manager is playing catch up on his peers after only taking the reigns at Nyetimber Lane a month before the start of the SCFL Premier. THat has showed in Paghamâ€™s first four games as the club have scored just once in four, with three defeats along the way. But, after showing glimpses in taking Southern East Counties Premier side Tunbridge Wells to a replay in the FA Cup, Paine believes his young squad will soon start showing delivering results. THey have a prime opportunity in the next few days with a game away to newly-promoted Steyning Town tomorrow (3pm) before a home clash with Hassocks on Tuesday (7.45pm). Paine said: â€œI think we always knew the first month or so would be a challenge given we were late into the job. â€œWe have had to rebuild the squad and had a tough start. â€œTHere have been passages in all the games when we have played good football.
â€œBut we have had a difficult start against two sides that will likely be in the top six at the end of the season and a good team in the FA Cup. â€œOverall, though, Iâ€™m pleased with where we are at and with Steyning and Hassocks ahead we will be looking to get something from those games.â€? Paine said he was looking to take the positives from two ties against Tunbridge Wells in the last week. THey took the lead in the away tie when George Cody slotted under the home keeper. THat chance was set up by Hayden Hunter, who signed during the week, and was making his debut a year after he had originally signed for the Lions but didnâ€™t play because of injuries. But a freak goal in the second half for Tunbridge Wells took the game to a replay, which Pagham lost 2-0 at home Paine said: â€œWe looked at the first two league games and knew they would be challenging and the cup game away was always going to be tough. â€œBut to get a draw shows what we are capable with if we keep on being persistent and moving in the right direction."
Sportinbrief î ? Athletics A PAIR of Chichester Runners well and truly went the extra mile after completing the mammoth 117 kilometre Chiltern Challenge. Matt Fewtrell and Paul Ford finished the gruelling event - which is the equivalent to 72 miles or nearly three marathons -in a brilliant time of 15 hours 51 minutes. After such an excursion, the club wished the pair well in their recovery. Six from the club also competed in the hilly Harting Trail 10 on Sunday 4th August that attracted 197 runners. James Baker won the race in a time of 57 minutes 41 seconds followed home by Rob Stapely (58th â€“ 1.21.12), Tony Cooley
(80th â€“ 1.25.24), Vicky Balandis (83rd â€“ 1.27.00), Gillian Brown (174th â€“ 1.53.54) and Wendy Whelan (192nd â€“ 2.05.11). THe Regent Park Summer 10k, which is part of a series of races, included Jo Prosser (96th and first V50 â€“ 49.33) and Jayne MacDonald (257th â€“ 61.16). Closer to home, a number of the club runners took part in the Goodwood Five Mile race on Wednesday. Hundreds of people signed up to the event which is designed to welcome people of all abilities. THe course took in much of the Goodwood Estate before finishing near the hotel with a barbecue and entertainment.
Sportinbrief î ? Darts ROYAL Oak's Ashley Clements hit two 180s in his side's narrow victory over Aldingbourne Mavericks in week 11 of the Bognor Summer Darts League, Here are the results in full: DIVISION ONE - Little Legends 1 Friary 'Z' 14; the Legends 8 Lamb Shankers 8; Newtown Amity 9 Hunston Hares 9; Hunston Hares 7 Newtown Amity 9. MAN OF THE MATCH - Gary Blackwood (Legends) 14 & 18 darts [31.31 av]; Andy Stubbs (Hunston Hares) 19 & 28 darts [21.32 av]; Micky Rowland (Friary 'Z') 20 & 25 darts [27.35 av]; Alex Norgett (Amity) 22 & 26 darts [20.88 av]. DIVISION TWO - Royal Oak 10 Aldingbourne Mavericks 8; Friary 'D' 8 Chi Snooker Club 7; Lamb Chops, Lamb Nomads, Newtown Clubbers bye. MOTM - Ashley Clements (Royal Oak) 25 & 32 darts [17.56 av]; Steve Jones (Friary 'D') 27 & 33 darts [16.70 av]. DIVISION THREE - Cabin 12 ASC 5; Richmond Rebels 9 Railway Sleepers 7; the Lamb 8 Richmond Resurrected 10. MOTM - Gary English (Cabin) 20 & 28 darts [20.88 av]; Mark H Todd (Sleepers) 21 & 24 darts [21.78 av]; Steve Perry (Lamb) 25 & 33 darts [16.94 av].
î ? Trampolining DRAGONFLYER Daniel Boon, pictured below, joined the long list of performers from the Bognor Regisbased trampolining club to gain a top five position at a national competition when he landed an amazing fourth at the NDP 2 National Finals in Nottingham. THe young competitor qualified for the competition against some of the best of his peers from around the country in seventh spot. But Boon defied the form book to produce two exceptional routines and just missed a medal. Boon will join his Dragonflyers team mates next year when he makes the giant leap into national league competition. Coach Linda O'Leary said: "Dragonflyers are a tiny gym and Club Mark trampoline club with an excellent safety record who enjoy tremendous success at not only regional but national and international level. "THe club is going from strength to strength. We are now offering recreational sessions and anyone interested in trampoline lessons can see the full details on our website." Dragonflyers hold sessions at THe Regis School for varying abilities throughout the week. For more details: www.dragonflyers-club.co.uk
Friday, August 16, 2019
Smashing time for all at finals day BOGNOR Lawn Tennis Club recently held their finals day competition for 2019, played under clear blue skies the tennis was of a high standard and all eight competition finals were keenly fought. After weeks of exciting matches, the best of each category faced each other for the clubâ€™s annual finals day Oli Callingham is no stranger to winning trophies at the annual and he continued his excellent run of lifting silverware by taking the men's singles title once again. His name will now be added to the club's honours board, which has the list of club champions stretching back more than 75 years. Oli then teamed up with his mum Tracey to lift the mixed doubles title to make it a day to the remember for the Callingham family. In the ladies singles, Louise West made up for coming runner up in the mixed doubles 12 months ago to sweep all before he to one side and take the title this time round. Arguably the best match of the day was the men's doubles final which went to Rick West and Cyril Penn. In the ladies doubles competition, Jean
Mugleston and Maree Loversidge were triumphant. THe other finals saw Gary Leadston win the over 50s title while the vets doubles winners were Jean Mugleston and Paul May. In the draw for partners, Malcolm Ridley and Rob Goody teamed up with good effect to lift this competitive crown. A special award for the most improved player within the club went to Sharon Porter. After the matches were finished everyone settled down to a lovely barbecue which was served up by a hard working group of club members. It rounded off another successful year for the club in Nyewood Lane which has roots extending back to the 1880s. After moving to its current site in 1912 the club has continued to proved good-quality facilities for anyone that wants to take up the game. THe addition of floodlights in 2016 means that youth and adult coaching sessions have been expanded. In total, there are now more than 100 members at the club who play across five hard courts.
f Doubles winners Rick West and Cyril Penn
Bognor on course for promotion spot
f Sean Heather scored 76 versus Brighton & Hove
Top three spot in Mid's sights MIDDLETON CC will look to keep their hold on a top three finish when they head to struggling Cuckfield tomorrow (11.30am). Sean Heather's side are just two points ahead of Preston Nomads in the race for third spot in the Sussex Premier Division. Hopes of Middleton closing the gap on the two sides above them were dashed last weekend when they lost a remarkable run-fest at home to second-place Brighton & Hove. THe visitors held their nerve to chase down 343 with five wickets and seven balls to spare. Middleton will want to put that agonising defeat behind them tomorrow when they head to a rejuvenated Cuckfield who have lost just once of their past four. THat run of form has been enough to put some breathing space between them and the drop zone. But sitting third from bottom they know that a loss to Middleton tomorrow could mean they end the weekend in the relegation places.
For Heather's side, they will want to take some of the positives from a fine batting performance against Brighton & Hove. THe foundations were laid by Harry Hovey who smashed 110 off 105 balls to dismantle a strong Brighton attack. Along with captain Heather (76), the pair put on a remarkable 195 before Hovey was caught off the bowling of Revathi Kumar Kanuri. THe onslaught was continued by the skipper and Mahesh Rawat, whose unbeaten 83 off 49 balls powered Middleton to a formidable looking score of 343. But Brighton & Hove were not to be deterred and their openers managed to outdo their opponents. Both Sussex CCC player Luke Wells (159) and young Bryce Hounsome (105) scored centuries in a 268-run opening stand. THat made the chase relatively easy for the middle order with even a late flurry of wickets not enough to prevent the visitors from reaching the score with seven balls to spare.
BOGNOR Regis CC remain on course for a promotion spot as they look to continue their fine run of form at Billingshurst tomorrow (12.30pm). Ryan Maskell's side are unbeaten in five matches, a string of results which has propelled them into the top two of Sussex Division Two. A place in the top tier of country cricket awaits the Regis Oval side next season - but only if they can continue the winning record into the final weeks of the season. With three matches to play, Bognor are just five points behind leaders Hastings & St Leonards and two above Haywards Heath in third. With only the top two going up, Maskell's side know they can afford no slip ups in the weeks ahead - starting tomorrow at fifthplaced Billingshurst. Bognor head north off the back of one of their best performances of the season against relegation-threatened Goring last weekend. After being put into bat, Maskell led from the front scoring a stunning 115 off just 93 balls as he put on 140 for the second wicket with Mickey Harris (73).
A half-century from Josh Seward (52) coming in at number four helped the home side to a score of 291 for five off 45 overs. In reply, Goring never really got going. Joe Ashmore took the plaudits with a five-wicket haul (5-12 off four overs) as the visitors were dismissed for just 87 to wrap up a 204-run victory. Fellow Division Two side Chichester Priory Park all but secured their spot in the league next season after thumping Billingshurst last weekend. Skipper Matthew Geffen produced an inspired bowling performance to finish with five wickets for nine runs off just 8.3 overs as the visitors scored just 64 all out. Chi knocked off the runs with seven wickets to spare, leaving them in sixth-spot ahead of a trip to Ditchling-based St James's Montefiore tomorrow (12.30pm).. In Division THree West, second-place Pagham's pursuit of the league crown suffered a blow when their match at West Chiltington & THakeham was postponed last weekend. Stuart Hanks' side welcome Ansty to Nyetimber Lane tomorrow (12.30pm), a side who are unbeaten in their past three matches.
f Bognor skipper Ryan Maskell on his way to a century against Goring
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Friday, August 16, 2019
Rocks need a break to get year on track
f Match action from Stortford | Pics: T McMillan
ROCKS coach Robbie Blake believes his side can cause even the best teams in the Isthmian Premier trouble this year - providing they cut out the mistakes. After two games of the new campaign Bognor have picked up just one point from six after a 3-1 loss at Bishop's Stortford was followed by a 1-1 home draw against Sussex rivals Horsham. With a tough trip to Wingate & Finchley to come tomorrow (3pm) before a Bank Holiday clash with Worthing, Rocks' promotion hopes could be dented before August is out. But Blake believes he has seen enough from the first couple of games to give him belief the side is heading in the right direction. Speaking after the Horsham draw in midweek, he said: "Sometimes football is about momentum and getting a break. "We played quite well at Bishop's Stortford. THey didn't string two passes together and we were three down due to mistakes. "We want to play football but by no means does that mean suicide football. We can't keep giving teams a leg up. He added: "THis team is a confidence team and if we do get a goal first then it will change the whole complexion of the game." Blake will want to see more of
the spirit and creativity shown by the Rocks in the second half against Horsham. After falling behind just before the break, Bognor came out firing and spurned a number of chances before debutant Tyrell Mitford scored an equaliser. Blake said: "I thought we were Harlem Globetrotters in the first half. We had 11 players who looked like they'd never done training together. "We told them at half time we wanted to see more passing and for us to move the ball as we can do. THankfully, they listened and we played with high intensity. "I felt they couldn't handle us at times. If we play like, that we're going to cause problems to other teams. On another day we could have won 5-1." One player who will available is Doug Tuck, who missed the Horsham game for personal commitments. Blake said: "He's very important to us and gives us composure and a split second of play. He opens little corridors of play and plays one twos round. We struggled against Horsham with that. "We have a tough game at Wingate to come, the pitch will be great and hopefully it will be a good footballing game and one where we can get our noses in front and see where we go."
Wingate & Finchley (A) Tomorrow (Saturday, August 17), at 3pm
Blake hails 'finisher' Mitford IT was something that the Bognor coaching team had seen glimpses of in training. But when a Rocks' new boy cut in off the left wing into a shooting position, few expected what would happen next. With the side trailing 1-0 to Sussex rivals and the minutes counting down, Tyrell Mitford launched a curling right-footed shot into the far corner of the Horsham goal, bringing Bognor level and ensuring the club registered its first point of the season. Few people in the ground knew much about the 22-year-old before he made his Nye Camp bow. But that bit of magic has meant that the former Queens Park Rangers and Winchester City forward has made a real impression on Rocks fans - with supporters hoping he can keep on firing for the club moving forward. Blake said: "It was nice for Tyrell to come on and take that goal as he did because it was a fantastic finish. We have seen it sporadically that he can finish and think he will be a good addition." Another player who impressed for the Rocks in midweek was 17-year-old central defender Ben Clark-Eden. After his calm composed performance against Horsham earned him the man of the match, Rocks confirmed the Brighton & Hove Albion player will join on loan until January. He follows in the footsteps of Lewis Dunk,
Joel Lynch and Gary Elphick in making the move along the south coast. Blake also confirmed that Petar Durin, the keeper on-loan from Portsmouth, will remain at Nyewood Lane - despite a shaky performance in the 3-1 loss at Bishop's Stortford last weekend. Blake said: "I feel sorry for him as a young
kid learning the trade, you know that if you make a mistake the buck stops with you. "We want him to be with us as a learning curve - that may see him left out and us giving him kick up that he needs. "We want to keep him here, on-side and keep the competition as no doubt he will come back stronger than he is now."
f Tyrell Mitford
NYECAMP NEWS by Liam Goodley
IT may be a new year but the beauty of non-league football is that you still see the same old faces on the coach to Rocks away games, THe mood on the way up to Bishop's Stortford was very much of optimism. THere was also lots of chat about the squad and if we have enough to reach the playoffs. Fans were generally in agreement that we have people in attacking places to score goals and create chances. THe question is what will happen at the back. THe injuries of Calvin who is out for the year; Chad, who is coming back; and Gary Charman, who is close to returning to training, have set us back. THe difficulty at the moment is you never know what sort of team we will put out and who would fill certain positions. My feeling is that we only need one or two signings to make to really go for it. A central midfielder and maybe another centre half is what we need and everywhere else we are pretty set. We had a bit of a surprise on the way up to Stortford meeting the Worthing players and fans at the services as they were off to Folkestone Invicta. Apparently their fans stuck a sticker on the back of the coach which was a bit derogatory about the Rocks and didn't go down well with the driver! I was hopeful we could get a draw at Stortford but, unfortunately, we didn't perform to the level we could. Two of the goals were clear mistakes which cost us which meant the third didn't matter. THe penalty which we were awarded and Dan Smith converted did look very soft. THat meant it was a different story on the way back on the coach with there being quite a bit of frustration with the goalkeeper Petar Durin.
He's young and clearly has a lot to learn while on loan from Portsmouth. But one of the goals was down to his pass out which went straight to one of their players. And, after a poor showing in pre-season at Gosport, he did look a little unsure at the back. THe other option we have is Charlie Searle, who played on Tuesday against Horsham. He has got good shot stopping abilities and, while not as tall, is composed when gathering crosses. While he does not match Dan Lincoln in terms of distribution, I think Charlie will be our number one moving forward. Ahead of him we had another new face in Ben Clark-Eden, a 17-year-old defender from Brighton, who deserved the man of the match award. It was a very even first half and we were unlucky to go in at the break one down against an impressive Horsham side. In the second half, I don't know how we failed to convert a number of chances with Dan Smith guilty of a couple of glaring misses while Tyrell Mitford was somehow denied by their keeper. I thought it was in and was ready with the goal button on the scoreboard! He made up for it with his goal, though, and most will agree he looks like a real find. We have Ken Wood to thank for scouting him and he looks like he could make a real difference. On the whole, I enjoyed the game and thought it was a good example of two good sides going against each other. We move on to Wingate, a place where we have a good record. It's not the most exciting of grounds but I'm hopeful of picking up points away from home which will give us a springboard for the rest of the season.
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