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Help shape our future! BY RUTH SCAMMELL IT'S a huge project which is set to change the future of Chichester and now you are being asked to share your views. Chichester District Council has launched a big consultation in relation to The Chichester Vision - a plan to enhance

the city centre to boost the economy and attract investment over the next 20 years. Due to launch at the end of the month, the consultation gives members of the public in the city and beyond the opportunity to share their views about how to improve the city for future generations. Councillor Tony Dignum, leader of Chichester District Council, said: "A key

theme is that our vision is your vision - a vision for our residents, workers, visitors and students. "The vision's aim is to establish a framework in which we can protect the essence of our past while enhancing the future vitality of our city. "We want to ensure our future as the cultural capital of West Sussex, as a place of learning, and as a leading retail and

commercial centre." Once the public consultation has finished, views and feedback will be considered. The final vision will be prepared for adoption by the district council, West Sussex County Council and Chichester City Council. Continues on page 7.

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COUNCILLORS say they have been inundated with emails about the future of the A27 as the wait for the public consultation goes on. Now, councillors at Chichester District Council's cabinet have supported leader Tony Dignum's plan to ask Highways England to re-run the public consultation for development of the congested road around Chichester to include the two northern bypass options. They will now recommend that the full council supports the decision. As reported in The Chichester Post, councillor Dignum supports West Sussex County Council leader Louise Goldsmith's plea for a re-run of the consultation after transport secretary Chris Grayling said at a conservative function that it could happen. Cllr Dignum said: “This is not about the council favouring a particular option, it’s

about the transparency of the process and public confidence in the preferred option. “We have already requested justification for the decision to drop the northern options, but this has still not been provided. "This is one of the biggest issues facing our area and it is important that the consultation process is carried out fairly and transparently.” Councillor Roger Barrow said: "I expressed great concern about the way that Highways England had handled this consultation. "It left a lot of our residents extremely concerned. I welcome an opportunity for a re-run but that must mean a re-run of all options. "We must approach this with an open mind and without a view of which particular option is the right one." The recommendation will go to the full council meeting on Tuesday, January 24. If approved, a letter will be sent to the Secretary of State straight away.

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There are an estimated 89,000 family and friends carers in the county. Peter Catchpole, cabinet member for adult social care and health, said: “Our county’s carers really are our unsung heroes. People may think that they are doing what comes naturally, but the care and help they provide is invaluable. “I am delighted that Carers Support West Sussex will continue to support carers through this service and I would like to thank them for their commitment to caring for our carers." The new contract comes into effect on 1 April and has been awarded to Carers Support West Sussex for five years, with an option for an additional two years. Visit

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Bernadette waves farewell to her hair BY RUTH SCAMMELL A DOCTOR is preparing to have her head shaved by a Gogglebox star all in aid of St Wilfrid's Hospice. Bernadette Marnell, 56, is hoping to raise around £3,000 when Stephen Webb carries out the task in the Orchard Day Centre at the Hospice in Grosvenor Road. Bernadette’s husband, Jack, is an avid Gogglebox fan and she contacted Stephen via his Twitter account to ask him if he could help out. Bernadette, from Ormonde Avenue in Chichester, said: "Increasingly in my job I have felt that I didn't make a difference with the way that the NHS is going. I wanted to do something because the

patients have given me so much in my job. "All the people I have known who have suffered from cancer have been such an inspiration to me - they are very special people. "They are just incredible. They never ask for anything. "I so appreciate all the wonderful support I and my patients have received from St. Wilfrid's Hospice. "I know the hospice is under a huge amount of pressure. They have to expand. "We couldn't do the job we do without them. "When I was little and decided I wanted to be a doctor, I wanted to cure the world of cancer. I like helping people. "But I do feel that we don't make much of a difference. "We are increasingly short of

time, which is what cancer patients increasingly want." So Bernadette decided there was one thing she wanted to do to help them and that was to shave her head. She added: "To be told you have cancer is devastating enough but to be told that you are going to lose your hair is truly devastating for people. "This seems to be the most symbolic and most unselfish thing I could do." So far, Bernadette has raised more than £2,000 for the hospice. "I am thrilled with the money so far," she said. "But I am terrified now. I love my locks." Bernadette was surprised to get such a quick response when she contacted the Gogglebox star. "I know he's so busy so I really do appreciate it. He didn't have to do it. I

was thrilled." St Wilfrid’s Hospice provides tailored end of life care both in the community and at the hospice, supporting patients living with a terminal illness, and their family and friends. Only around 13 per cent of the running costs are currently met by the NHS and they rely on the community to fund the remainder, which equates to just over £7 million each year. The hospice is currently on a fundraising drive to raise money to build a brand new centre in Bosham. Bernadette's head shave will take place on Wednesday, February 1. To make a donation please visit give. Visit or call 01243 775302 for more information about St Wilfrid's Hospice..

RESIDENTS across the county are being asked to share their views in a survey on crime in the area. Run by the Safer West Sussex Partnership, the aim of the survey is to seek the views of residents on their experience and perceptions of crime together with what is important to them in their area. Made up of organisations including West Sussex County Council, district and borough councils, Sussex Police and probation services, the Safer West Sussex Partnership works to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, ensuring that West Sussex remains a safe place to live, work and visit. The partnership carries out an annual review to understand how national and local crime trends may be impacting on residents, and the survey will help inform that piece of work. County council cabinet member for community wellbeing, Christine Field, said: “However safe a place is, the perception of crime can have a big impact on a community so it’s really important for us to understand residents’ views, not only on their experience of crime but also their perception of crime." This survey will help inform the partnership’s work in identifying communities and individuals who are vulnerable to crime. This will assist partner agencies to ensure that appropriate support, intervention and resources are provided to those who are most at risk of harm in West Sussex.” Visit crimesurvey2017 until Sunday, March 5.

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` Motorists queue to use waste site DRIVERS queued on to the A29 as they waited to use Bognor Regis waste site on the year's first Saturday. THe tailback of 22 vehicles filled the access road to the Arun Business Park where the county council-run site is located and reached the dualcarriageway when the gates opened. Much of the route to the site from the A29 is owned by Arun Business Park Ltd. One of the business owners, Roy Sargeant, said: "THe current opening times are a real inconvenience. "After the queue at 10am, we get a second wave about 10.30am. THere's also a steady stream of people who turn up on THursdays and Fridays and don't realise the waste site is closed on those days. "THe situation is not as bad as it was when the opening hours were cut in October. But I do think things are going to get worse when the gardening seasion starts." It was October 1 when the council closed the tip for two days a week and cut its hours to save money. A council spokeswoman said it monitored its waste recycling sites for queuing and footfall. "We are also working with our contractor, Viridor, to ensure all queues are minimised at all sites at all times," she said. "In addition to this, and to minimise the impact that queuing traffic was having on local businesses, we have worked closely with business owners and directors from the trading estate. We have installed additional signage and physical barriers outside the site to ensure access to their businesses are not impacted as a result of any queuing traffic."

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Witnesses sought to crimes in town AN appeal for witnesses has been made by police after a man was stabbed in Bognor Regis. Detectives said they were keen to speak to anyone who was around Canada Grove when the wounding took place last Friday. A Sussex Police spokesman said: "A 26-year-old man from Lancing was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton suffering from a stab wound to his back and facial injuries caused by a blow. He was discharged later that day."

Enquiries are ongoing to find out the circumstances of the attack which took place about 2.30am. THe previous day had seen a number of items of Second World War memorabilia stolen from a property in Silverston Avenue. THey included two brown leather flying helmets and a black and white naval peaked cap. THe break-in happened about 3.30am. Information about both crimes by email to or ring 101.

Chilly charity challenge success BRAVE ladies of THerapaws Wendy Cooper and Megan Kemp, pictured right, faced the dreaded ice bucket challenge on December 17 in order to raise funds for Cancer Research. In front of 20 other members of THerapaws, Wendy and Megan were doused in buckets of icy water for which they were sponsored by generous well-wishers. THe effort proved extremely successful and raised around £1,000. Wendy was delighted with the results of the event. She said: “It was actually quite exciting for both myself and Megan. "She was nervous to begin with, but in the end we both rose to the challenge. I’d definitely do it again.” Since opening its doors in 1997

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Evening parking charges to begin in city, council decides BY RUTH SCAMMELL PLANS to introduce evening parking charges in two of Chichester's car parks have been given the go ahead. Chichester District Council's cabinet agreed to the plans which will see parking charges extended from 6pm until 8pm from Monday to Saturday at the Northgate and New Park car parks. It will be introduced on a trial basis for 12 months and will see visitors paying 70p for an hour, or £1.50 for two hours to cover their visit in Northgate, or £1.20 for an hour or £2.60 for up to two hours in New Park Road. Concerns have been raised about the impact it will have on the New Park Cinema and Chichester Festival Theatre, as customers use both car parks when visiting the venues. The council has said the charges will help cover the costs of maintenance, lighting and the CCTV in the car parks. The council has also redesigned season tickets to cope with demand. Some have been made cheaper while some of the oversubscribed car parks have seen an increase. The hourly car parking charges across the council’s car parks will remain unchanged and are frozen until March 2018. The changes follow a public consultation process on the proposals.

Twenty-one responses were received and considered from local organisations and residents. They included responses both for and against the proposals. The car parks across the district are used by an average of 4,500 people per day. Councillor Gillian Keegan, cabinet member for commercial services at the council, said: "Even though all of our Chichester car parks are centrally located, some car parks are more popular than others. "In order to meet demand for car parking spaces, we hope that these changes will encourage people to consider using some of our other car parks. "Whilst we know that changing car park charges is a difficult decision, we are attempting to balance our budgets and maintain our essential services. “Capacity in our most popular car parks is an issue. "Northgate and New Park are some of our busiest car parks. "We offer 17 car parks in the centre of the city and so we hope that this change will mean that the usage is more evenly spread. "Our maintenance costs are also rising and so this has also been factored into our proposals. We have always had a policy that the users of the car parks should pay for their use, rather than our taxpayers.

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Recycling is on the rise RECYCLING rates are rising across the country thanks to the efforts of West Sussex residents. The recycling rate has risen from 41.6 per cent in 2014/15 to 42.3 per cent in 2015/16. That's a 2,400 increase in tonnage which equals to a saving of over £200,000 in landfill tax. This year’s recycling rate is also higher than neighbouring counties - Hampshire at 39.1 per cent and East Sussex at 41.6 per cent. David Barling, the council's cabinet member for residents services, said: “I want to take this opportunity to express my thanks and congratulations to residents. "Recycling as much as we can is very important. Let’s hope we can all recycle even more of our waste next year. "It is just as important to reduce the amount of rubbish going into our black bins. "These simple actions make such a big difference to our environment. This achievement also demonstrates the value of working closely with our district and borough partners who have introduced a number of imaginative and successful recycling campaigns over the course of the year.” In West Sussex you can recycle cartons, foil, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and containers, paper and card, metal cans and aerosols. For more information visit

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Hundreds of Christmas trees turned into chippings in big recycling drive ECO campaigners in Westbourne are hoping 2017 will be the village's greenest year ever. The community has already held its biggestever recycling event. In the village square on Sunday, more than 130 Christmas trees were turned into chippings for local allotments. The annual Christmas tree event is run by Greening Westbourne, a local environmental group. It is now hoping to build on villagers' enthusiasm by launching a campaign to encourage cycling. This would involve installing bike parking, running cycle training and holding organised rides.

Greening Westbourne chairman Colin Carré said: "Local people have shown they're keen on recycling. Now we hope to get more of them cycling. We want to make the bike the natural choice for short journeys, especially for families. It would make people more active and cut traffic congestion." To achieve its goals for 2017 the campaign needs local people to help plan and run cycling events, and lend their expertise. It is also looking for funding. Anyone interested can contact or search Greening Westbourne online.

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Once the public consultation has finished, views and feedback will be considered and the final vision will be prepared for adoption by the district council, West Sussex County Council and Chichester City Council. The Chichester Vision examines a wide range of issues including reducing traffic, enabling people to get around the city more easily, making the most of the city’s cultural assets, enhancing the street scene, marketing and promoting the city and making the most of the 15,000 student population. Cllr Dignum added: "Our great city has adapted and changed through history and so it will again. "We have seen that in the regions of the Normans, the Georgians and into the 19th century. "Last century brought the Leisure Centre, the Festival Theatre, the College, the Library, large new housing estates like Whyke and East Broyle, new business estates, new car parks and the pedestrianisation of North and East streets. Our city has constantly evolved and changed through history. "There is no reason to fear change - it should be embraced. "That's why we have developed the vision and its first large project, the Southern Gateway." Cllr Dignum went on to talk about how Chichester needs to move with the times in relation to changing lifestyles such as shopping habits. He also said that around 3,500 new

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homes are planned for construction over the next 15 years. Around 25 hectares of land is being made available for start-ups and expanding businesses. "As well as these challenges, there are opportunities," he added. "Within the city centre, prime sites are emerging for new retail outlets, hotels, leisure and cultural attractions, affordable homes and business space. "There are opportunities to enhance the city's streets and public spaces and to make more of our wonderful heritage and cultural assets for residents and visitors to enjoy." As part of the plans, councillors agreed to allocate £75,000 to the Southern Gateway project - a part of the Vision for Chichester. It focuses on open spaces, leisure, retail and houses. The money will be used for specialist consultancy support to allow officers to boost their knowledge. The council's economic development manager, Stephen Oates, said: "The task is to reimagine our city's future. We have asked one simple question: What do we want Chichester to be? "The vision is just that - it's a vision. It will serve as a template to test and inspire new projects and proposals emerging from the city." People from the city and beyond are being invited to take part. Councillor Roger Barrow added: "I think it's very exciting. I look forward to this vision becoming real." The consultation will be open to the public for six weeks and begins on Monday, January 30 through until Sunday, March 12. Visit currentconsultations.

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Bird flu fear POULTRY owners have been warned that the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone will be extended. To protect birds from avian flu, anyone who keeps poultry such as chickens, ducks and geese, even as pets, must stop them coming into contact with wild birds. Peter Aston, Trading Standards Manager said: “Birds should be moved into a suitable building, or if that isn’t possible, owners must take sensible precautions to keep them away from wild birds, like putting up netting to create a temporary enclosure and keeping food and water supplies inside where they cannot be contaminated by wild birds. “Even when birds are kept indoors, a risk of infection remains, so keepers must also practice good biosecurity, for example, by disinfecting footwear and equipment and washing clothing after contact with birds.” The prevention zone has been extended until February 28.

BY RUTH SCAMMELL PLANS to keep the traffic lights at Oving have been put on hold as the wait goes on for a decision about the future of the A27. Chichester District Council's planning committee agreed to defer Oving Parish Council's request to save the lights . It comes after Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling told the committee it could not permit the application and that it should be deferred indefinitely. Now, the committee has agreed to defer the decision for 12 months or until the Department for Transport announces its preferred option for the redevelopment of the A27. That's despite officers at the council recommending councillors refuse the application. It's part of a three-year fight by Oving Parish Council, after the junction closure was agreed as part

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of the approval in 2013 for more than 500 homes which are being built at Shopwyke Lakes. The application received a lot of support from local parish councils and residents. Councillor Richard Plowman said: "I think the 12 month period is the best one to go for. I think in 12 months we will be in a much clearer position." Councillor Gordon McAra agreed and added: "It gives a little bit of social justice to the parish council but it also stops us having to create a formal opinion on the matter." If the lights were closed, then it would mean the junction will initially be closed off to all traffic except buses, before eventually being completely closed. That means that drivers who use the lights will be forced to access Chichester from either the Bognor or Portfield roundabouts on the A27. Councillor Les Hixson added: "This really does need to be delayed until we know what we are doing with the A27 and with everything going on in this area. To delay it makes sense to me."

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COMMUTERS have been facing further disruption this week as Southern staff walked out again. The ongoing dispute held by drivers in the Aslef and RMT unions over who should operate train doors saw a walkout on Tuesday and Wednesday. No trains ran across the Southern network at all. The strike was due to continue again today. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn this week called on the government to take Southern back into public ownership. He said: "The government seem to be more interested in protecting Southern Rail despite its appalling service. "I would want that franchise brought back into public ownership and the public sector. After all, we provide the rails, we provide the trains and they make the profits from running them." Members are also walking out on January 24, 25 and 27.

Builder jailed after a samurai sword attack A MAN has been jailed following a sword attack in Selsey. A man and a woman were attacked with an ornamental samurai sword in Lawrence Close on February 17 last year. The victims sustained cuts and bruises and were treated at St Richard's Hospital in Chichester. Sam Bath, 53, a builder from Northfield, Selsey, was arrested and subsequently charged the following day with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, harassment and two counts of wounding with intent. On September 19, the trial concluded at Chichester Court with the jury finding him guilty of the two serious assaults and not guilty of the harassment. He had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to being in

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possession of the sword. He was sentenced last month. For each of the wounding with intent offences he received an extended sentence of 14 years comprising a custodial term of 10 years and an extension period of four years. The sentences are to run concurrently. He was given no separate penalty for being in possession of an offensive weapon. Detective Constable Jo French of Chichester Investigation said: "This was a terrifying, violent attack for which the court issued an extended sentence under the Criminal Justice Act 2003. "This means that he is to serve a minimum of 10 years in prison before he will even be considered for release, reflecting the seriousness of this incident."

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Patients given dementia help BY RUTH SCAMMELL A NEW project is launching in Chichester to help stimulate memories for people with dementia or memory loss concerns. Sanctuary Housing is funding a series of monthly Thursday Activity sessions featuring music, dance, poetry and discussions about public affairs being run by Dementia Support. They are designed to help people express themselves, remember important parts of their life and feel a sense of companionship. The first of the 90-minute Alive! sessions will take place at the Dementia Support Hub in City Fields Way on Thursday, January 19, from 10.30am until 12pm with further meetings on Thursday, February 16, Thursday, March 16, and Thursday, April 20. Rebecca Galhardi, from Dementia Support, said: “These social activities provide a warm and welcoming opportunity for people living with memory loss and carers to come

together. “The sessions help them to rekindle memories and keep active. "We are grateful for Sanctuary’s grant which will ensure we can offer even more activities for people living with memory loss and dementia.” Cherry Shagan, Sanctuary’s community investment officer, said: “Projects such as this are hugely beneficial to the people who access them because it enables them to enhance their lives by engaging with others. “The work Dementia Support does is an important part of the local community and we are delighted to support the sessions.” To reserve a place for the sessions or for more details call 01243 888691 or email This project is being funded by Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas Fund, which is currently accepting applications from community projects benefiting Sanctuary residents and their communities. To find out more information about the fund, call 01905 335411 or email community@sanctuary-housing.


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` Singers need a new group leader A NEW leader is being sought by a Bognor Regis singing group. THe members sing pop and contemporary songs but are looking for someone to take charge of their sessions at Bognor Regis Youth and Community Centre. Anyone who is interested in the role should contact Carol at the centre, in Westloats Lane, on 01243 870406 or Bob on 07903 983685.

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` Owner's plea to find stolen bike A CYCLE owner in Bognor Regis has appealed for help in finding his stolen two-wheeler. Luke Parham said the drop handlebar Specialized Allex 2014 model was taken from around Monterey Gardens between 11am1pm on Monday. THe bike has a black outer frame and is painted red on the inside. THe writing on the bike is white as well as the handlebar grip tape and the saddle. THe frame is small at 52cms and there are multi-purpose pedals. He can be contacted on 07990 819632 or Lucas Parham Lawrence on Facebook or @LucasParham94 on Twitter.

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CALLS for an A27 northern bypass would create a road to nowhere, Middleton's county councillor has claimed. Cllr Tony Sutcliffe said he believed the alternative to Highways England's preferred options of routes to the south of Chichester would be the worst possible option to relieve the area's traffic congestion. "It might be thought that moving the A27 north of the city would solve all the problems for us who live on the coastal strip but that, I believe, is an illusion which we would come to bitterly regret. "THe possible road would be an 'expressway' like the Emsworth bypass," he said. "It would have no access or exit points but would simply connect Fishbourne with Tangmere in an uninterrupted section. "THere would be massive desecration of prime countryside, including Brandy Hole Copse and part of the South Downs National Park. "THe Goodwood estate, far from being the playground of a few toffs, is 12,000 acres of mixed and largely unspoilt countryside, much of it open to the public, while providing employment for hundreds of people in farming, forestry, wine production, hospitality and aviation. "Events at Goodwood have a huge

impact on the local economy, including over 200,000 hotel bookings, some £2m spent annually on marquee hire and spin-offs to local companies such as Littlehampton Welding and many others." Some 40 per cent of traffic along the A27 past Chichester was believed to be through traffic, said Cllr Sutcliffe (UKIP). Removing this would make a difference in the short term to the remaining local traffic. But the present number of vehicles would be matched or exceeded before long because of the new housing the area was being forced to accept and the proposed expansion of farming. He also warned: "If Highways England built an 'expressway', they would call it job done and the existing A27 would become the responsibility of West Sussex County Council. Any further improvements would be highly unlikely, as the county simply doesn't have the money, nor is it ever likely to. "Six or seven years hence, the problems would be as bad as ever but the solutions would no longer exist." Highways England consulted last summer about five options for a southern route for the bypass. But Cllr Sutcliffe said none appeared to offer a total solution to the current congestion. "I am unable to support any of the proposals," he said. Some flyovers were acceptable but it should be a matter 'of back to the drawing board' and trying to come up with some real solutions.


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Rallying together for a healthier 2017 NOW that we are firmly into January the excitement of kick-starting the year as a healthier, happier version of yourself has gradually started to slow down. How long will it be before it comes to a halt completely? These resolutions were made with the best of intentions and for perfectly legitimate reasons but as the reality of everyday life sets in they become more unreachable. It's not all doom and gloom though. There are plenty of people all experiencing the same difficulties with maintaining this new lifestyle. So why not work together to help each other to

achieve your goals? Going on a diet, exercising more or learning a new hobby will be much easier if you know other people are trying to do the same.

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We asked our readers to get in touch with their New Year's resolutions to find out what everyone is hoping to accomplish this year, and you did not disappoint. Here's what some of you had to say: Robert Dowling, Chichester: To get on a health kick, dramatically reduce my sugar intake and try to consume less processed foods." Kirsty Stenning, Bersted: "To become more aware of the issues facing our planet today and living a lifestyle that appeases this. Also raising

my baby girl Lettie to be happy and healthy." Lucy Block, Bognor Regis: "To stop drinking so much and look after my money." Kerrie Mercer, Bognor Regis: "Eat healthier and learn to save my money." Rachel Delooze, Chichester: "Mine is to start dance lessons!" Paige McCabe, Pagham: "My New Year's resolution is to exercise more!"

Nicole Penegar, Bognor Regis: "To become happier and more confident in myself. Also to seek more adventures and experience life fully." Laura Kiely, North Mundham: "Try to see more of old friends!" Gemma McDonald, Fontwell: "Travel to new places, keep the interior of my car tidy and be more adventurous with my food." Oakley Houghton-Pollock, Aldwick: "To look at everything with a more positive outlook."

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Join the surge in knitting by visiting Unique Plenty of choice is available online and in store online forums.

IN among a slew of new promises for the New Year such as exercising and dieting, starting a new hobby is perhaps the most achievable. And definitely the most enjoyable!

What knitting products are available at Unique Workwear and do you have plans to expand on these?

A hobby that’s experiencing a resurgence in popularity at the moment is knitting. It may seem old-fashioned but people are picking up the needles and wool again to create a whole number of homemade garments. Unique Bognor Regis supplies everything you’d need for giving knitting a go and have recently launch a new knitting website to expand their business. We spoke to Amy at Unique to find out more. Have you had an increase in customers looking for knitting equipment?

We stock a large range of acrylic and wool from well-known brands including King Cole, Sirdar, Robin, Wendy, Stylecraft and more recently Paton’s. Our new online presence that has recently gone live due to customer demand and now allows customers to browse from the comfort of their front room. Visit

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Do you have any other products that could help people get involved with new hobbies this year? We also stock a range of sewing equipment, quilting products and crochet items.

We have certainly seen an upturn in customers visiting us.

What are all the products and services you offer at Unique Workwear Printing & Embroidery ?

Why do you think knitting is becoming popular again this year? Knitting has always proved popular but younger people are now taking up the hobby.

Our knitting and haberdashery is just one element of the business and we continue to provide our popular printing & embroidery service providing companies with their uniforms.

How would you recommend those with an interest first get started? You can look for local knitting groups or join

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Which of these are most popular with customers and why do you think that is?

` A range of sewing equipment, quilting products and crochet items is also availlable

Both elements of the business remain strong and we are extremely excited by the increased demand for our knitting products which has prompted us to expand in that area with the website website.

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You’re products are certainly unique. How do you achieve this? Retailing on the high street remains challenging and many small retailers are disappearing from town centres but shoppers still like to browse and enjoy that shopping experience which we can provide to offer something slightly different to the larger retailers. You offer a lot of products that cater to specific needs, things that customers would not be able to find anywhere else. Can you give an example of these? We stock a large range bespoke products that can be brought haddock.

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There really is no business like show business! Why not give your child a confident and showstopping start to the year with Stagecoach Performing Arts Chichester?

Why is the theatre so important to all ages? THeatre is not just a place for people to be entertained or for performers to put on shows. It's an experience for all involved. And for the performers it can be a lifechanging experience. It can be a way to let your real self sine through even if you are acting as someone completely different on stage. THe reponse you receive from the audience is also a great buzz for any performer. And it doesn't matter how old or young you are, you will still enjoy the applause.

Even if our children don't want to pursue a career in the theatre the skills that they learn with us are great for them as people. Performing will greatly boost their confidence in every kind of situation, from meeting new people, to starting new jobs and just having the confidence to be themselves. Are these skills put to use in shows for parents to watch? Yes, every year we put on two performances for family and friends to come and watch. THis is a very special time for all our students as they are able to put all their hard work to good use. THey always receive such a wonderful reaction from the audience. Performing together must also encourage children to make new friends, do you see any lifelong friendships created through Stagecoach? Definitely. THe friendships that these children make will last a long time because they've shared such wonderful experiences together. THeir common interest in theatre and performing also ensures that they stay friends for years to come.

What can children gain from being introduced to the theatre at a young age as opposed to waiting until they are older?

All your classes begin with a two-week trial for potential students. Why is this so important?

It's a great way for them to learn the basics of performing, so much so that when they are older these become natural to them. THeir confidence also grows from the moment they start performing and it's great to see that develop the older they get. Of course, it doesn't matter what age you enter the theatre but those who start when they're younger are able to develop important skills early on.

THis gives them the chance to see if they enjoy performing enough to commit to our programmes. THe two weeks is an exciting mix of dance, singing and drama to give them a real feel for what we do.

What ages do you offer classes to? THere are two stages we offer classes for. THe Early Stages are for ages 4-6, and the Main Stages are for those aged 6-18. Stagecoach covers a range of theatrical skills. What exactly are these?

` Theatre is not just a place for people to be entertained or for performers to put on shows. It's an experience for all involved. ` The friendships that these children make at Stagecoach will last a long time because they've shared such wonderful experiences together.

You also offer workshops. Can you tell us more? In our holiday workshops, children have fun improving their performing arts skills and get the chance to put on shows at the end of them. THey are held during the school holidays and run for five days a week. And finally, what can students expect from their Stagecoach experience?

We cover the three main skills of theatre with singing, dancing and acting lessons.

THey will always receive a warm and friendly welcome from their teachers and other students, and, of course, the main priority is that they have fun every week!

How can these skills help children in everyday life as well as shaping who they will become in the future?

For more information about Stagecoach Performing Arts Chichester visit www. or call 01243 587885.


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AT Stagecoach Performing Arts Chichester children are given the opportunity to express their creativity as well as a passion for performing that not only gives them confidence on the stage but confidence in life. Since Stagecoach are now enrolling for their Spring Term this is the perfect time to let your children explore their theatrical side. Part of the national Stagecoach company, the Chichester branch is based at Bishop Luffa School. We spoke to Stephanie from Stagecoach Performing Arts Chichester about what they have to offer.

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Get in tune for the new year with GB Music THE most popular time for starting new hobbies is now. And what hobby is more fulfilling than taking up a musical instrument?

and general repairs by Ian from String Instrument repairs, whose workshop is also within the shop. We also arrange electrical repairs for a wide range of equipment.

So often I hear people say they wish they could play an instrument, but they never actually do anything about it.

Do a lot of experienced musicians come to you for these?

Why not change that this year? We spoke to David from GB Music in Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis to find out more: Why do you think music is so important to people, regardless of whether they play an instrument or not? Music allows you to step away from the rigours of life for a while. It can motivate you as much as soothe you depending on where and what the music is. Some background music can help you concentrate on tasks, other music can jog memories or provide the push to get on and do ‘that thing that needs to be done’! How can your team at GB help people get involved with music? We have contacts for tutors, education groups in the community, informal places to go and see or play. THere are a number of music event groups that rely on volunteers and professionals alike and we can put people in touch if they want to get involved. It might be a small community gathering through to bigger events such as Bognorphenia or Rox Music and Arts. GB Music has been involved with many such organisations in different capacities over the years. What products and services do you provide at GB Music?

We are thankful to be trusted from local buskers to local school, university and college music departments, through to world-famous touring musicians. We’ve even supplied specialist equipment for orchestras from our little shop. But that’s the difference - we listen and try our best to help - no matter who the customer is, we want them to be happy to come back again. What do you have for those with no musical background wanting to get started? We have books and contacts for tutors and community music organisers. But if you just fancy having a go on a ukulele, or a harmonica, we sell lots of those too, of course! Do you have information about music lessons or bands for your customers to help them put their musical talents to use? Yes, tutors, jam nights, community music groups and educators often leave information for those interested in getting started, or to network and get involved. As an independent company what can you offer customers that’s different from other shops?

Musicians will find plenty of choice of instruments at GB Music

We sell quite a wide range of instruments, from guitars and other stringed instruments for folk, orchestral and modern styles, with a very wide range of strings and accessories along with expert fitting, setup and repair services in fully equipped workshops if needed. We also sell Kazoos, Tin Whistles, Saxophones, flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones and other brass and woodwind instruments. Drummers and Percussionists can get Sticks, stands, Drum skins, practice pads and general spares and accessories for day to day use from budget to many big brands. We are main dealers for amplifiers from makers such as Marshall and Peavey, Speakers and PA equipment from budget brands through to top professional equipment. We stock Microphones, all kinds of stands accessories - pretty much anything needed for a venue or event activity. We also supply a range of LED lighting, star-cloths and other effects, and have a good reputation for our wide range of leads and connectors for audio, lighting, event and studio use. What are your most popular products and services? Day to day spares such as strings, drum skins, sticks, leads, spare parts, and of course re-strings

We listen and like to help people understand their options. We won’t sell you something unless we think it’s suitable – and then it’s always your decision. We never want people to leave feeling they’ve been sold more than they really wanted.

Over the years, we have provided sound management and general event services to local authority and private or community events. THe largest being a 92-piece orchestra with nine vocalists, the most complex being multi-stage events for the Southdown folk festival, and the smallest being a speaker and a microphone for a local council meeting. In the past, we’ve been involved with community music training via Lottery funds and local authority grants especially helping young people find their way getting started with music of all styles. What can customers expect if they give GB Music a visit? A friendly welcome without excessive sales pressure – we want you to buy from us, of course, but you must feel comfortable that you are in control, so you can return many times for support, upgrades, servicing, or simply a quick chat. We always remember you have a choice. GB Music just try to provide Sound Sense in a Loud World More details about the products and services offered by GB Music can be found by visiting its premises at 44 Aldwick Road in Bognor Regis, calling 01243 864692 or looking at its website:


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Protect yourself against rising costs THe price of funerals like everything else keeps going up. In the past ten years funeral costs have risen by 88 per cent (Mintel 2014). THe main reason for this is the rise in third party costs, which the funeral director has no control over, such as fees for the crematorium or cemetery, doctors’ and officiant fees.

THe average funeral is predicted to cost £6,801 by 2024

If this trend continues, the average funeral will cost £6,801 by 2024. Taking out an Independent Way Funeral Plan is a sensible and thoughtful way to protect yourself and your family against these increases.

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New Year's Resolution New You

Nuffield Health & Fitness Gym For the Love of Life! THE Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Holman elaborated on the excellent Gym at Chichester can offer customers customer care that Nuffield Health a wide range of fitness services to help prides itself in. He said: “Nuffield Health kick-start the new year in a healthy way. is a non-for-profit company as a whole - all the proceeds go back With such a variety of into the company to keep equipment and classes improving the experience there is something that everyone can enjoy, To celebrate the for our members. “Because of this the whether gym regulars or company is expanding complete newcomers. new year, they rapidly, proving its For those who wish to popularity. exercise every part of "Not only is there plenty of their body without the are offering Post equipment and facilities for risk of straining it, the readers a free members to use, but also the 20 metre pool is ideal to breadth of classes available." keep you in shape. THis is one day pass! Why not try something complemented by the sauna new next year such as Yoga and steam rooms nearby, or Zumba? perfect for conditioning Membership at the Chichester Fitness your body after a hard work-out. Within the fully-functioning gym & Wellbeing Gym costs £53.00 a month members can expect to find weight- but at the moment Nuffield are offering a lifting and cardio equipment in order free one day pass for the Chichester gym. to achieve the body they want. Personal To claim yours, visit the website at www. Trainers are always on the gym floor Adam summarised what customers to assist those who would like help or advice while providing friendly and can gain from the Nuffield Health gym at Chichester. He said: “Members at our personal customer care. Deputy General Manager Adam Chichester Fitness & Wellbeing Gym can

benefit from a wide range of modern fitness facilities and first class onsite health services, including physiotherapy. We offer classes that focus on burning calories, muscular conditioning or relaxation.” THe gym at Chichester is committed to providing services based on the needs of individuals. Adam explained how this works: “Nuffield also offers a one-hour free health check with our Wellbeing Personal Trainers, this will identify opportunities to improve your overall health, giving you what you need to make positive fitness, diet and lifestyle changes. “No other gym offers the same level of clinical testing and expert advice in one place.”

` The Nuffield Health and Fitness Gym can be found at Chichester Gate, off Stockbridge Road ` For more information visit www. gyms/chichester or call 01243 887142

So for a wide range of health and fitness classes, equipment and services why not give Nuffield Health Gym at Chichester a visit for the New Year?

JOIN FOR FREE! FOR ALL CHICHESTER POST READERS FOR JANUARY 2017 The team at Nuffield Health Club Chichester have one mission, to get the local community healthier and fitter. We are encouraging people in Chichester to feel the benefit of what making small changes to your lifestyle can have on your overall health and wellbeing. Exercise has been proven to not only benefit your overall health but also help with conditions such as stress, diabetes and heart disease.

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Crown Properties reigns supreme Modern estate agents combines the best of the traditional service and an online presence What are the key priorities of Crown Properties for their clients? Our key priorities to our clients are ensuring a stress free sales process post sale. Also we give an accurate and honest market appraisal which means we can qualify honest and ready potential buyers. As Crown was established by local people, how does this help clients looking for properties in the area? Having been born and raised locally and educated locally we feel a very strong personal connection with the town and can therefore sell with complete confidence and promote with passion. THe market down here on the south coast often varies from further inland and the bigger cities so it helps to have inside knowledge. You are actually an online based company. What are the benefits of this set-up?

THis meant the absolute world to us, as young entrepreneurs trying to break through in a very competitive and sometimes cut throat business it really makes the long hours worth while. What are some of the awards you have won this year? In our first year we won New Business Of THe Year, in our second year we were nominated and shortlisted for the south coasts Small Business Of THe Year award and fingers crossed this year we can continue the trend and scoop up some more. When was Crown Properties established and how have you seen it develop since then? We officially opened for Business in the Summer 2014 and from conception we have seen confidence in what we promise increase with every new client. We knew it would be a hard task growing in such a competitive industry and our initial aim was to be different. We wanted to show what Estate Agency could be with transparency and passion. Not just numbers and stats and I think after our first few years we have achieved this and continue to push the boundaries of our business.

A friendly face and a pressure free process is available from awardwinning Crown Properties

We prefer the term “Modern Estate Agents” as opposed to “Online” simply because “online” suggests a very distant and flat rate based service with added extras at a cost. THIS IS NOT US. We run a traditional Estate agency offering a fully inclusive service with professional photography (another local with a passion for presenting the perfect house) and EPC’s covered in our very low fee of just 0.75%. All that separates us from the High Street agents is a high street office, without this we are able to work 7 days a week and ‘till 8pm to ensure those families that work late can still view their dream home. We work from an office down Durban Road and welcome customers on a daily basis. You won the New Business of the Year award at the Arun Business Partnership awards last year, what did this mean to you? And why do you think you were selected above the competition?

What can clients expect from your service that is different from that provided by other companies? Clients can firstly expect a friendly face. Frustratingly, first impressions do count and we truly believe that our clients deserve a pressure free environment to move and grow in, without the added pressures that some agents apply we allow our clients to freely express how they feel in both purchasing a property and marketing theirs for sale. We also fully appreciate the stresses that moving, selling and/or relocating can present and to that end we endeavour to build our service around you. We can call as little or as much as you would like based

on your schedule and your timescale to sell. Finally, a major sticking point we have found has been contract length. We are that confident that we can sell your property in a shorter period that we will NEVER tie you into a 3 Month or even 6 month contract. After a relaxed discussion we agree a timescale that we feel suits your needs.

Banham football team the Trojans, and we also donate £100 from every sale to StonePillow a local homeless charity reintegrating those fallen on harder times back into society. Our work with the community will continue so keep your eyes peeled for ways you can help and events you can come along too.

And finally, do you have any plans for development or change in 2017?

We hope to take on another apprentice this year also to help in our exspansion into the lettings side of things.

THis year we will continue to grow our business locally and continue to support locally also. We sponsor a local

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An independent gym that prides itself on that personal touch Address: Unit 9, Durban Business Centre, Durban Rd, Bognor Regis MOST resolutions made at the start of the new year will involve some kind of promise to “get fit”, or “lose weight” or to “just be healthier”. THese are all very well but a lot of the time these ideals go out of the window once the reality of these tasks is realised. Legends Gym in Bognor Regis aims to help you push through the challenges you face when making tough lifestyle changes by offering affordable, professional and personal fitness services. Located in the Durban Road Business Centre, this 2,000 square-foot gym provides a more private atmosphere than might be found in a larger, chain facility. As an independent business run by local people manager Stuart Jones described it as “a friendly and welcoming place.” He also explained that due to its cosy premises it is the perfect place to socialise.

weights. For those less involved with weight lifting there is also plenty of cardio equipment to use, including running machines, cross trainers and spinning bikes. THe staff at Legends will also be on hand to offer free advice tailored specifically for you and built on their great wealth of experience. Stuart concluded that this is not the only thing that sets them apart from other gyms on the market. He said: “What makes us different is that all the staff have trained together at the gym when we worked for Fitness First. During this time we were able to interact with customers and find out what they really needed. “We discovered that many of them wanted a more personal approach.

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He said: “Everyone knows everyone, and the staff are on first-name terms with the customers. We find that we are able to interact easily with customers and build friendships with them.” Legends was founded in September this year by local people who used to work for Fitness First. Having witnessed the lack of personal customer service within chain companies, the staff of Legends were keen to be involved with an independent business that could put the customer first. THe gym boasts a wide range of apparatus from over 25 pieces of weight lifting equipment such as dumb bells, cable machines and free

“At Legends, we believe training should be available to all and that customers should get the advice they need to help them get the most out the training. THis should leave them more time for outside the gym.

“THe gym shouldn’t take over your life. It should make you healthier so you can go out and live your life the way you want to.” Yearly membership with Legends is available at an affordable £24.99 per month, and only £15 per month for students and NHS workers. However, they also offer rolling contracts at £28.99, and one off sessions are priced at £5 each.

For more information call 01243 828400.

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You will find plenty to smile about at Pallant Orthodontics Q: “Why is it important that people feel confident with their smiles?”

your clinic as people view January as a fresh start?”

A: “It’s been shown time and time again that a person’s smile is one of the most important physical attributes – it helps people feel confident in both their personal and professional lives and can even affect the way others perceive them. Having a smile that you are not afraid to use can be a really powerful tool: not only will it make you feel better and more confident, it will give everyone else more confidence in you too!”

A: “January is a great time of year to finally get the orthodontic treatment you’ve been waiting for. It’s the time for setting new goals and getting organised and lots of people use this time to get a fresh start with the smile they’ve always dreamt of.”

Q: “How can orthodontic work help to boost people’s confidence?” A: “Orthodontic treatment is geared towards giving people a smile they love – in fact, it’s the best way of changing your smile in a safe and predictable way. When someone has a smile they like, they are more inclined to use it – which immediately gives them a confidence boost.” Q: “Is this a popular time of year for

Q: “What kind of orthodontic work is available from Pallant?” A: “At Pallant Orthodontics, we offer a full range of different orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign and Incognito braces, designed to give everyone the best chance at getting a smile they love. We also provide a variety of affordable finance plans.” Q: “What are the most popular treatments on offer?” A: “Invisalign is a very popular choice at the moment.”

Q: “Why do you think that is?” A: “Invisalign is great. It’s easy to use, comfortable and effective. Our patients love that the system is practically invisible when it’s being worn and that it can easily be taken out if they’re going out or if they’re having their photo taken. What’s more, they love the great results it provides, and their new smiles!” Q: “What makes Pallant Orthodontics different to other Orthodontic providers?” A: “Pallant Orthodontics is an awardwinning specialist orthodontic practice that has recently attained membership of the BDA Good Practice scheme. We are also the only Platinum Invisalign providers in West Sussex indicating a great deal of experience with this modern technique. We are all passionate about what we do and promise to listen to and understand your needs. Indeed, our commitment is to provide each and every one of our patients with a beautiful smile.” ` Award-winning treatment is available at Pallant Orthodontics

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Community News & Views My Sisters' House WELCOME to our latest column provided by My Sisters’ House CIC Arun & Chichester Women’s Centre. THese columns will draw on, and briefly question, relevant issues in the Post circulation area and shows existing community provision that can help. It is not a direct promotion of the centre's services but raises issues and increases access to what is available.

HAPPY New Year to my loyal readers. It has been a pleasure writing the column so onward we go. I have decided to relate a subject that has been in the press recently about the CEO of Arun District Council being given a payrise of £6,000 this year to the state of politics generally. Arun District Council’s chief executive will receive a pay rise of more than £6,000, councillors have decided. Nigel Lynn’s salary will rise from £110,603 to £117,011, taking into account his performance and to bring it in line with comparative salaries of other council chiefs. THe increase was agreed by full council last night. But Liberal Democrat councillor Dr James Walsh refused to back the rise, branding it ‘outlandish, outrageous and immoral in every way’. He said: “I think that is exactly why people are alienated from the elite, who look after themselves and this is from a council that is currently shrinking in size, providing fewer services, has no local plan in place, is slow on social housing.” For years many people have had zero or below inflation 'cost of living' increases because of austerity or cutbacks – ADC doesn’t have such then for its management team? But we know the council IS planning to make £millions of savings and hardpressed council tax payers are struggling, so it can clearly be argued that pay increases of this magnitude are just not right – not least the fact the pay rise is almost equivalent to a year’s minimum wage! I was excited recently to be told about the ‘ Independent for Frome’ project which was made up of people from across that community who believed national party politics had no place in their town council and who wanted to hand control of local decision making back to local people. If backed 17 independent candidates in the local elections on May 5, 2011, and ran a positive, inclusive campaign which saw it win 10 of the 17 town council seats. So could this work locally? – Could we do this starting this year to campaign and work toward encouraging and giving local community people the confidence, training, coaching and support to put themselves forward from the Bognor Regis area – enabling truly independent candidates to stand – and win – local elections in 2019. THe councillors elected can then work without party political ideology to make the best decisions they can for their community without a 'whip' or formal leadership and ADC will look very different! Who's with me on this ? Checkout:

SEVEN decades of dance are being celebrated in Bognor Regis. A reunion is being held for former pupils of Denisdor School of Dancing to get together for a chat and a catch up. THe occasion is taking place at 7.30pm on January 21 at the Jeneses Arts Centre in Linden Road. Current Denisdor principal Wendy Leadston has arranged the special event after a host of ex-dancers made contact following the death last year of one of the school's founders, Enid Read. Wendy said: "It was wonderful to hear from them. Sadly, a lot of them were unable to make the funeral and we hit upon the idea of having a reunion in tribute to Miss Read and in honour of the school's 70th birthday." Miss Reid and Doris Fradd

began the school on January 13, 1947. Miss Fradd left and moved away and Miss Reid continued as Denisdor's principal until she retired in 2002. She passed away last September, aged 91. THousands have passed through the school learning ballet, tap, modern, ballroom or Latin and appeared in its annual shows. "Back in the 80s, I remember there being over 300 of us squeezed backstage for our shows," said Wendy. "I also have very fond memories of dancing in the Esplanade THeatre as a small child. Anyone attending the reunion should take refreshments. THey are also welcome to take along any old costumes or photographs. Further information from Wendy on denisdordance@

REPRESENTATIVES of many of 20 or so churches around Bognor Regis will be gathering next week to celebrate working together. THe occasion will be the annual meeting of the town's Churches Together body established to build links between people in different member churches. THe meeting will take place from 7.30pm-9pm at St Mary Magdalene Church in South Bersted. THose who attend will hear about the work of Churches Together as well as some of the many organisations and projects established by or with christians in the area. THese include Arun Angels, Stonepillow,

L'Arche, Christians Against Poverty, YOB Camp, family support week and the town's foodbank. THe meeting takes place during the week of prayer for christian unity. During the week, Churches Together will be encouraging members to visit each other's churches. Secretary Chris Bemrose said: "THis is seen as a way of experiencing the diversity and unity of different churches, as well as getting to know people in different churches. "Churches Together has produced a leaflet outlining the different services and activities on offer." Refreshments will be available from 7pm before the meeting again from 9pm.

Dear Sir ONCE again, Beryl Kingston, writer of fiction, (letters 16 Dec 2016) seeks to muddy the waters in respect of Blake’s Cottage in Felpham where she chooses to assume what I meant in a previous letter. To make matters crystal clear to her and to readers of the Post I will explain in detail what I did mean. When I was approached to lend support to the purchase of Blake’s Cottage I attended several meetings with Tim Heath, pictured below centre, a trustee of the cottage. THese meetings were held well before the purchase of the cottage contrary to what Beryl Kingston alludes to. THe plan as explained to me was that the project was to be split into three parts, the first being the initial fund raising (about £500,000) in order to purchase the cottage. Once the cottage had been purchased, the next phase was the renovation work estimated at another £500,000 in order to deal with the deterioration that was evident to all, not something new since the purchase as is alleged by the detractors who are busy spreading malicious rumours throughout the village of Felpham. THe final phase - estimated at another £500,000 - was to build a modest reception centre at the rear of the property to accommodate visitors, the construction of which would follow the removal of the 1970s extension to the cottage which had been a functional but inappropriate extension in a conservation area added by the previous owner. I have seen much damage done to the heritage of this country by the modernisers. THis is evident in not only in Bognor Regis but all along our coastline where so many fine buildings have been lost and replaced with 60/70s architecture. Bill Bryson, in his recent book, commented on this in his travels. Just lately, we have seen the ugly brutalist public realm works in London Road and Station Square that have done nothing to improve the appearance of the town centre. I mention this as I just cannot believe anyone who cares for Blake’s Cottage, could possibly wish to see that modern carbuncle that was added on to the cottage remain as it is. THe aim of the trust was to return the cottage to a period style when William Blake lived there. All this was clearly explained to me well before the cottage was purchased and was NOT news as Beryl alleges. It may be that it does not fit in with what she wants but the trust have been very open with me and the leader of WSCC as to how they wished to proceed. If Beryl truly wants to see Blake’s Cottage saved then she should restrain herself from this pathetic campaign she is waging. THe public will have access when the work is complete but it will have to be carefully managed. THe last thing residents of Felpham want is coachloads of visitors descending on the cottage, hence the need to carefully manage the site. Has she thought of that? Graham Jones West Sussex County Councillor for Felpham

Dear Sir Justice for Bishop George Bell of Chichester is likely to be restored later in this new year by the Lord Carlile Review - but only partly. THere will be little doubt 'Carol' was sexually abused as a child by a Cathedral cleric, but there will be serious doubt it was Bishop Bell. Who, then, was the abuser in the Diocese of Chichester? Justice - not only for Bishop Bell - will only be fully restored when that question is answered. It is not in Lord Carlile's remit to answer that question - that is our responsibility. Richard W. Symonds, THe Bell Society Lychgate Cottages, Ifield Street, Ifield Village Crawley, West Sussex

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Replacing bad habits with good ones in 2017 IT'S that time of year again... Yes we are still riding the wave of New Year enthusiasm. New beginnings and New Year’s Resolutions are on the tips of everyone's tongues. THe best intentions of improving your lifestyle, your health and creating a better work-life balance are in their infancies. As is your focus on the new diet and the new you, and so the list goes on. So here’s the reality check. Question: THere are three frogs sitting on a lily pad. One of the frogs decides to jump off. How many frogs are sitting on the lily pad? Answer: THree. Why? Because deciding to jump is not the same as actually jumping, right? Some helpful things to remember: 1. THinking about your new lifestyle will change nothing. 2. Dreaming of greater health and happiness will change nothing. 3. Wishing for greater financial freedom will change nothing. So what is the answer? To create lasting change, you have to change your habits, and in order to do this you may need a little help. And what’s needed to create a new habit? First off, there’s got to be a big enough WHY? Meaning there must be a big enough motivation to change and a big enough purpose for the change to happen. And on top of that... Your subconscious beliefs have got to be reprogrammed so they are in line with the lasting change. For example, there’s no point in aiming to make yourself £1,000,000 this year if your internal beliefs about wealth are only comfortable with you having £10,000 in your bank account. So you need to reprogramme your internal wealth thermostat to match your goal. Maybe your goal isn’t money, but it’s the

same principle. And then add on to that... Your limbic system’s resistance to change apparently your subconscious brain resists change until it feels the benefit of it. Change is in a feeling so you need to tune into yourself (this will all become clear). Your limited capacity to use your focus and will power. Studies show we all have a limited amount of willpower that will help us stay on track. THen of course there’s... Procrastination and Weapons of Mass Distraction, such a social media and trashy TV! And what about... All the people around you who don’t want you to change. Change is scary, and if you start to make positive changes some people will feel left behind, and this will reflect their own ‘stuff’, and they won't like it! In summary? Habit change is not easy. THere is no magic wand and no quick fix. But, with the right tools and with focus, time and energy, you can make 2017 an absolutely amazing year for you, by creating the results you wish for. You can make your dreams an achievable reality. And I know just the person to help you... I have worked with this many, many times overseas and in the UK and can highly recommend him as an incredible motivation guru! My nickname for him is ‘Tiger’ because he bounces with so much energy and enthusiasm for life, it’s simply infectious. He works with leading brands and corporate companies, and is the best in the business. THis is a one off opportunity.... Steve Neale is kicking off 2017 with an invitation for a free webinar (online seminar) with him. THis invitation is like gold dust as people pay a fortune to hear this man speak at corporate events. Title: Limbic Goal Achievement Webinar with Steve Neale.

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Release date: 13 January Director: Anna Foerster Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Charles Dance Genre: Action, Horror

Release date: 19 January Director: D.J. Caruso Starring: Vin Diesel, Nana Dobrev, Samuel L. Jackson Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Taking the leap from TV to the big screen, Anna Foerster directs the next instalment in the blockbuster franchise Underworld. Blood Wars follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With David (THeo James) and his father THomas (Charles Dance) as her only allies, she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

THe third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller sees Xander Cage coming out of selfimposed exile, on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.

f Underworld: Blood Wars f La La Land La La Land z Release date: 13 January Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons Genre: Musical, Romance During the Great Depression, audiences escaped from the nightmares of reality by entering the fantasy lands that movies provide. As the world wakes up on the morning after the night – or in this case, year – before, Hollywood's ready to save us again

with a timely love letter to the musicals that made its Golden Age sparkle. So think of a wonderful thought – we’re off to La La Land. Director Damien Chazelle increases the tempo with an all-singing, all-dancing musical romantic comedy that tells the bittersweet story of two star-crossed lovers. In their third onscreen pairing, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, go cheek-to-cheek as a struggling jazz musician and equally downon-her-luck actress who try to achieve their respective dreams without breaking apart. With original songs beautifully performed by its stars; a sublime orchestral score; and a visually-striking vision of Los Angeles, this wistful musical will likely find itself counted among the Hollywood greats it so fondly evokes.


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Transferences: Sidney Nolan in Britain Exhibition: 18 February – 4 June 2017 Spring Exhibitions and Displays: • Victor Pasmore: Towards a New Reality (11 March – 11 June 2017) • British Constructivism: The Petitgas Collection (11 March – 11 June 2017) • Hughie O’Donoghue: The Crucifixion (From spring 2017) • Pablo Bronstein: Wall Pomp (Ongoing) • Lothar Götz: Composition for a Staircase (Ongoing) • Laura Ford: Beauty in the Beast (Until summer 2017)

IN spring 2017, Pallant House Gallery will be holding the first major exhibition in the Sidney Nolan Centenary 2017. As part of a nationwide programme presented by the Sidney Nolan Trust to celebrate Sidney Nolan’s standing as a leading figure of international 20th century art, the exhibition focuses on Nolan’s time living and working in Britain and the critical reception he received there. It brings together works that reveal recurring themes such as Australian history and literature, mythology, and the tragic hero/ anti-hero, whilst showing how he incorporated European influences into his Australian subjects. Sidney Nolan was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1917 and in 1949, attracted the admiration of Sir Kenneth Clark, who encountered Nolan’s paintings on a trip to Australia, declared him a ‘natural painter’ and encouraged him to try his luck in London. Nolan took up the challenge, moved to London in 1953 and made England his permanent home. He died in London on November 28, 1992. During his lifetime, Nolan produced an extraordinarily diverse body of work, working in a wide range of materials and experimenting with new techniques. As evidenced in Nolan’s inclusion in Lord Snowden’s influential book ‘Private Views’, under the subtitle ‘THe lively world of British art’, within a decade of arriving in the UK, Nolan had established himself as a pivotal figure in the British art world with important exhibitions, including a major retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1957, under his belt. THe exhibition at Pallant House Gallery will include iconic paintings from the 50s and 60s depicting solitary, often doomed figures in a style that updated landscape painting for a 20th century audience. Featuring ‘mythic’ figures from Australian history such as the famous outlaw Ned Kelly, the tragic explorers Burke and Wills, and Mrs Fraser, who was shipwrecked and imprisoned by Aborigines, Nolan explored subjects that were equally rooted in British colonial history and grounded in universal themes such as the nature of heroism. In fact, many of Nolan’s paintings of these subjects were painted in England and these

transferences lend the exhibition its title. Nolan’s first one-man show at the Redfern Gallery in May, 1955, showcased a new series of works depicting Ned Kelly. His Irish roots attracted him to Kelly, the villain/hero of the Irish working class, but in true Nolan style there was an additional complexity. His grandfather had been a policeman who was involved in the hunt for the elusive bushman. THe somewhat naïve, but powerful, Australian renditions of Kelly became more complex when he rekindled the subject in England. In 1955, the critic David Sylvester said ‘In these new paintings of Nolan’s, which should establish him among the half-dozen best painters under 40 in the world, it is no longer a question of telling Ned Kelly’s story: the picture is a myth’. Robert Melville, writing in 1963, went further, stating that ‘Kelly belonged to the company of 20th century personages which includes Picasso’s Minotaur, Chirico’s mannequins, Ernst’s birdmen, Bacon’s Popes and Giacometti’s walking man’. Music was vastly important to Nolan and was integral to his creative process. Stravinsky’s infamous ‘THe Rite of Spring’ was Nolan’s first foray into set design for the Royal Ballet. Within the exhibition are set designs and costumes from Kenneth Macmillan’s ground-breaking 1962 production, in which the location was shifted from Russia to the Australian outback. Nolan's tribal themed interpretation was considered a triumph and remains the definitive version of the ballet today, using Nolan’s set and costumes, as evidenced by photographs from a 2013 show. THe Sidney Nolan Centenary 2017 programme includes exhibitions at Ikon Gallery, the Australian High Commission and the British Museum, and symposiums at the Royal Academy of Arts and King’s College London. In May, the Sidney Nolan Trust will open Nolan’s studio to the public for the first time at THe Rodd, Herefordshire. Visit www. for more information. THe exhibition has been curated by Rebecca Daniels with Simon Martin. An illustrated catalogue published by Pallant House Gallery and the Sidney Nolan Trust accompanies the exhibition.

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To promote your event email Fiona Callingham at: or phone: 01243 908506 The incredible performers of Waterloo

Waterloo: Abba Tribute January 22 Kings Theatre, Portsmouth 023 9282 8282 MAMMA MIA: you won't believe they're not the real Abba! THe Waterloo Abba tribute act are coming to Portsmouth for one night only to wow audiences with their uncanny resemblance to the sounds, sights and spirit of the beloved Swedish band. You'll be a dancing queen when listening to the toe-tapping, joyous melodies made famous by the group who ruled the 70s and 80s, as the Waterloo tribute effortlessly emanates everything about the glamorous

foursome. Made up of four extremely accomplished musicians, this particular tribute act has won its way into the hearts of audiences across the country. Andrea Johnson (Bjorn), Lissie Link (Anni-Frid), Rob Arnell (Benny) and Michell Cleave (Agnetha) were put together as the ultimate tribute to Abba after a worldwide search for the most talented and Abba-worthy performers. Expect to hear all your favourite Abba hits such as Super Trooper, Chiquitita, Voulez-Vous and, of course, Dancing Queen, played to such perfection you might forget it's not the real Abba on stage! Tickets range from £20.50-£22.50.

Clare Teal January 20 The Chichester Festival Theatre 01243 781312 PREPARE to be dazzled by the soulful voice of jazz singer Clare Teal. In this performance at the Chichester Festival THeatre, Clare will be accompanied by her fantastic 17-piece Hollywood orchestra conducted by internationally acclaimed trumpeter, composer and arranger Guy Barker. Clare and her orchestra are renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling guaranteeing the audience something personal and very special. THey will be exploring music of the past 100 years in style with a rich, jazz infused repertoire that promises to excite and entertain.

"For a night of fabulous music, costumes and Abba look no further than this unmissable show."

Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo

Clare Teal actually began her musical career as a clarinettist until her beautiful singing voice was discovered while studying at university. Since then her albums have topped the charts, she's performed across the country and on television and in 2005, 2007 and 2015 she won the award of British Jazz Vocalist of the Year. Currently this experience is being put to use with her own Sunday night show on BBC Radio 2. In her live show, music from the swing greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Peggy Lee, will be featured using the unique arrangements of Barker, another element of Clare's performances that make them so special and enjoyed by audiences. THis is a must-see show for anyone who loves jazz, swing and soulful music, as well as anyone who would just like to experience something a bit different. Tickets are priced from £15.

A United Kingdom January 13 and 16-19 Chichester Cinema at New Park 01243 786650

"An important story brought to the big screen with no shortage of charm or emotion."

"An evening filled with music from the greats of jazz."

Jazz singer Clare Teal

TO fully appreciate the beauty of this powerful film, an independent venue such as the Chichester Cinema at New Park is most appropriate with its quiet charm and welcoming atmosphere. A United Kingdom tells the true story of the interracial marriage between Serstse Khama, the King of Botswana, and Ruth Williams an English clerk he met while studying in London. THeir union sparked outrage from both the apartheid Union of South Africa and by the tribal elders of the Bamangwato, and the film explores how both Serstse

and Ruth fought to defend their marriage while surrounded by so much controversy and hate from both parties in South Africa and England. Set during 1947 when South Africa had recently introduced the policy of apartheid, the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighbouring country was intolerable. South Africa then threatened the British to either exile the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana. From director Amma Asante, the creative mind behind the critically acclaimed Belle, this profound true story is brought to life in such a heartfelt yet never treacly fashion. A United Kingdom is playing at the Chichester Cinema over five screenings. Tickets cost between £5.50-£8.50.


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The talented cast of Lord of the Dance

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Legally Blonde The Musical

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games January 20 Portsmouth Guildhall 0844 847 2362 AFTER the phenomenal success of the 2015 UK tour, the cast of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games are excited to announce a return to the UK in 2017 for a 23 city nationwide tour. Fresh from hugely popular runs in

the West End, Broadway, and around the world, this show continues to thrill audiences everywhere with its intoxicating mix of dance and music that combines traditional Irish dance with the contemporary in a classic tale that showcases the exceptional talent of the cast. With all the precision and thrills of the original, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games features new staging, cutting

edge technology, new costumes and choreography, world-class acrobats and 40 of the world’s most outstanding young performers all directed by Michael Flatley. Featuring new music by composer Gerard Fahy, this latest iteration combines the best of tradition with all the excitement of brand new music and dance. Tickets start from £44.

"A spectacular show in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Michael Flatley's sensational musical."

Gloriously upbeat musical Legally Blonde Evita addressing the people of Argentina

Evita January 17-21 Mayflower, Southampton 02380 711800 EVERYONE is familiar with the story of Eva Peron, as well as the famed songs of Evita. However, how many have had the chance to enjoy the musical sensation live on stage? After a highly successful run at the Dominion THeatre in London, this production of Evita is now touring the UK for at least six months. Starring West End heavyweights Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti in the lead roles, and with producer Bill Kenwright at the helm, this promises to be a mesmerising and unforgettable production. Evita tells the story of Eva Peron, the wife of former Argentine

dictator Juan Peron, and follows her journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status. Eva starts out in life as an ambitious girl in a provincial town who pursues her dreams in Buenos Aires before working her way up the social ladder to become a model, radio star and actress. Eventually, she marries Juan Peron who goes on to become President of Argentina, ultimately leading Eva to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people. You will laugh, you will cry and you will sing along with the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber score that features ever-popular songs such as Oh What a Circus, Buenos Aires, Another Suitcase in Another Hall and, of course, Don't Cry for Me Argentina. Tickets are priced £19.50-£44.50.

"A staple of the West End this show is always a treat for any theatre-goer."

January 19-21 The Regis Centre, Bognor Regis 01243 861010

"A fantastic way to support the talented students at the University of Chichester."

OH my God, you guys! THe Musical THeatre department at the University of Chichester are bringing the Broadway hit Legally Blonde The Musical to the Regis Centre this January. Based on the popular novel Legally Blonde and the 2001 film of the same name, this show follows the story of plucky heroine Elle Woods and her adorable chihuahua Bruiser as they take on the intimidating world of law. Join Elle as she enrols at the prestigious Harvard Law School in order to prove her ex-fiancé wrong about her 'blonde' behaviour. While there, she must learn to take not just life but herself seriously, and overcome prejudices from fellow students about her ditzy appearance. Along the way, she finds true supportive friends in hairdresser Paulette and fellow students Emmett and Vivian. A truly joyous musical with an uplifting message Legally Blonde the Musical also boasts an impressive and memorable score with songs such as Omigod You Guys, Bend and Snap and Take it Like a Man that are sure to have you leaving the theatre in a jubilant mood. Don't miss the chance to see this musical gem at your local theatre! Tickets range from £8-£12.

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Friday, January 13, 2017 ` The Foundry Address: 1 Southgate, Chichester, PO19 8DH Phone: 01243931288

You will need a will of iron to resist the delightful menu at The Foundry WALKING into the cosy surroundings of THe Foundry in Chichester I was taken aback. Having not been on the premises since it was THe Globe Inn a couple of years ago I was startled by not just the physical difference of the place but the welcoming atmosphere it now afforded. Both pub and restaurant areas blended perfectly for a venue that felt homely yet stylish. THe patterned wallpaper and carpets reminded me of décor found in relatives’ homes and the wooden aesthetic of the bar and beer garden wouldn’t have looked out of place in a swanky London bar. THis design also felt very much like a fusion of old and new, posters in the bathroom of Marilyn Monroe and a gramophone by the till coupled with the kitschy wallpaper felt fashionable rather than out of touch. My friend and I were greeted immediately

by the friendly bar staff who showed us to a table in the restaurant area. It took us longer than usual to decide what to order as the menu proved varied and tempting to say the least. For me, the choice of starter was obvious. And the grilled halloumi on a red pepper salad certainly did not disappoint. Halloumi can be devilishly tricky to get right. If undercooked in can be soggy and unappetising, and overcooked results in a charred lump that resembles coal. Not so here. It was perfectly cooked and the sweet red peppers in the salad only complemented the saltiness of the cheese. It was also an ideal portion size that meant I was still able to enjoy my main, and priced at £5.50 which I felt was very reasonable. My friend opted for the whitebait. It was served with homemade tartar sauce and garnished with fresh rocket and a slice of lemon. He described the breadcrumb coating

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of the fish as crispy and tasty, and the fish itself as being full of flavour. THis was a similar price to my halloumi, and at £5.25 we thought that the whitebait was worth every penny. THe service was extremely quick and we didn’t have to wait long for our mains. My friend had ordered the steak and ale pie, which was served with mash potatoes, vegetables and gravy. He was delighted that the pie was completely encased in pastry, which isn’t always the case with this dish. THe meat was tender and tasty, and both the pie and accompanying vegetables were more than enough food. He managed to eat it all, though, because he said it was too good not to. We were both surprised that this meal was priced at only £9.95 which was extremely good value considering its size and quality. I felt the same about my main, the garden burger. As a vegetarian I constantly struggle to find food in restaurants that is actually worth the money. But this burger was delicious. It was served with a generous portion of golden chips, onion rings and a salad garnish. THe burger itself was made of beans and pulses and was crispy on the outside with a soft cheesy centre. It was actually a substantial replacement for meat, which is often difficult to find. At £8 my food almost felt like a steal, especially as I came to the conclusion that it was the best vegetarian burger I had found in Chichester. I spoke to the manager of THe Foundry, Sean, about our food. He explained how everything was homemade and created with fresh ingredients. Since the Foundry opened last

January, replacing THe Globe Inn, Sean and his team have worked tirelessly to revamp the pub, and improving the menu was only part of this. Sean is very proud of the live music that can be found at THe Foundry every Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 10pm. Not only does this benefit the customers who enjoy the great music, but Sean aims to provide a platform to new local bands and help them gain popularity. For lovers of sport, the big screen televisions in the pub show football matches midweek as well as at weekends, and for those looking for bargains there is a two-for-one deal on cocktails every THursday night. Currently the newest renovation being planned at THe Foundry is the beer garden. Already an alluring place to visit even in the winter with its cute wooden booths and twinkling lights, the garden will be extended in time for the summer with an outside bar added meaning you won’t have to miss out on the nice weather to get a drink. Sean is looking forward to the future of THe Foundry, which is set to thrive with its welcoming atmosphere and staff and its delicious menu. However, he also looked back at their first year. He said: “I’d like to thank all our customers for their support over 2016, and wish them the best for the coming year.” He hopes to see them all again in 2017, and I’m sure I will be joining them! For more information visit or call 931288.

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Majestic start to new year Martin Lury Our very own bon vivant gets to grips with all the best buys

IN pursuit of new year bargains, I opted to bypass the supermarkets and head for a wine merchant, namely Majestic in Chichester, in my perpetual quest for affordable quality wine. A visit to this Majestic store is always an uplifting experience and Ellie and Kirsty (pictured right with yours truly) are on hand to give advice and aid selection. THere is also the opportunity to taste certain wines and the photo shows Kirsty and your candid columnist sampling the Malbec. THree white wines caught my attention and in ascending order with regard to price the 2014 La Grille Chenin Blanc reduced to £6.74, if one of six bottles, and is a classic example of this most versatile grape variety from the Loire region. At £7.99 the 2015 Gavi Araldica is a truly fine example of the Cortese grape from the north of Italy and proved to be decidedly clean on the palate, fresh with balanced acidity and exhibiting a slight lemon fizz. THis Gavi is ideal as an apéritif and is bursting with flavour and essentially is a white wine of veritable

substance! My last white offering is an Atlantis Hondarrabi Zuri from 2015 - a real departure for me in terms of direction as Spanish white wine used to be anathema to me, but this particular example is indicative of the progress in general vinification worldwide. THis wine is full of flavour, serenely smooth with peach and tropical flavours to the fore and emanating from the Hondarrabi Zuri grape and is indubitably a wine to try and, currently on offer at £9.99, is a veritable taste feast! As I surveyed the reds I was offered a glass of Barista Pinotage 2015 from South Africa and noted the powerful nose and plum and mulberry fruit flavours which almost assault your taste buds initially. Fans of pinotage will love this example, but I suspect it may divide opinion. An

ideal complement to barbecue food with its smoked leather properties and worth a try at £6.99. Having been brought up on French Cahors, the Aniello Hillside Estate Malbec surprisingly of downtown Patagonian provenance proffered by Kirsty struck me as a very smooth Malbec with soft tannins, a hint of spice and at a reduced £8.64, a wine to savour! Ma pièce de résistance is a slight indulgence which proved somewhat irresistible! Remarking a 2002 St Émilion Grand Cru from the relatively unknown Château Bellisle Mondotte I believed it was worth a punt and I feel vindicated in my selection, given its seductive cedar and spice notes. For a mature claret, the £19.99 price is eminently enticing and an offer of which to avail oneself! Joyous imbibing!

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In a large bowl, mash avocado and add in mustard, Greek yogurt and lemon juice, mixing until smooth. Stir in green onions, celery, paprika, salt and pepper and set aside. Begin chopping the egg whites, discarding the yolks, and fold into the

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By Pat Saunders, volunteer at The Novium Museum THE Royal Sussex Regiment was officially formed in 1881 as part of the Childers Reforms when the 35th and 107th Regiment of Foot were amalgamated. The Regiment can trace its history back to over 100 years prior. The 35th Regiment was founded in Belfast by Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegal, in 1701. Arthur raised the Regiment at his own expense so King William III gave his permission for the officers and soldiers to wear orange facings on their uniforms. The Regiment was then known as “The Earl of Donegal’s Regiment of Foot”. The 35th Regiment of Foot’s early campaigns and battles included Cadiz 1702, Gibraltar 1704-5 and Spain 1704-8. From 1757, the Regiment was stationed in Canada and America. Its most notable battle was in Quebec in 1759, on

the Heights of Abraham. Here it fought and defeated the French Roussillon Regiment and incorporated their white feathered plume into their cap badge. The Regiment’s association with Sussex came in 1787 when Lord Charles Gordon Lennox, later the 4th Duke of Richmond, joined the Regiment and recruited men from his family estates in the county. In 1804 he obtained royal permission for the title Sussex to be used by the 35th Regiment. In 1861, the 107th Regiment of Infantry, nicknamed the “Fighting Tigers” as a result of their service in India, became part of the British Army. In 1875 the 107th Regiment was garrisoned in the barracks in Broyle Road, Chichester and in 1881 they were merged with the 35th Regiment to form the 1st and

The Regiment was then known as "The Earl of Donegal's Regiment of Foot"

2nd Battalions of the Royal Sussex Regiment. In the 1880s they saw service in Egypt and from 1900-02 in South Africa. During the First World War the 1st Battalion were stationed in India and remained there for the duration despite pleas to be sent to France. The 2nd Battalion arrived in France on August 23, 1914. Its defence of Marne in September earned the epithet “Iron Regiment”. The First World War meant that there was a great need for additional manpower and as a result the Royal Sussex Regiment was expanded with additional battalions totalling 23. The 4th, a Territorial Battalion, served at Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine and the Western Front. The 5th Battalion took part in the attack on Auber’s Ridge on May 9, 1915, and later moved to the Italian Front. The 7th, 8th and 9th were Service Battalions and saw heavy fighting in France. One of those enlisted in the 7th Battalion was Sgt Charles Tullet, one of 12 Shippams employees to have

been recruited f initially from the factory. These men regularly wrote letters back home, in particular to Ernest Shippam, the owner of the company. The 11th, 12th and 13th Battalions were raised by Colonel Lowther, initially known as the “Southdown Battalions”. They later became known as ‘Lowther’s Lambs’ due to the heavy losses they suffered. This included Chichester man Walter Dew, a postman living in Tower Street, who had joined the Regiment in 1916. Unfortunately, Walter died in 1919 following an operation on wounds sustained in the war. In June 1919, Chichester’s City Mayor, Sir Archibald Garland, welcomed a section of the Royal Sussex. Over the course of the First World War, the regiment had lost a total of 7,096 men and had received 69 battle honours, including four Victoria Crosses. The pictures were donated by the Royal Sussex Regiment Museum Trust.

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Kia goes from strength to strength KIA has started 2017 with a wide range of offers across its model line-up. For private customers looking to buy a new SUV in January, Newbarn Kia is holding an SUV event, to showcase the exciting range of lifestyle vehicles Kia has to offer and allow customers to pick the right SUV for them. THey will also now benefit from Kia’s servicing package – Care-3, free of charge on models ordered before January 31 and registered by March 31. THe offer is available on all Soul and Soul EV, all-new Niro, all-new Sportage and Sorento models. For customers looking to buy a new Picanto five-door or MY16 cee’d a great finance offer of zero per cent PCP over three years is available with no deposit between January 1 and March 31. From January 1 through to March 31, 2017, private customers can also benefit from a £1,000 saving on Venga and Sorento as well as the facelifted Carens - which made its debut at the Paris Motor Show last year. Last year saw the launch of the All-New Optima Sportswagon. For customers who

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Blues looking to avoid being cut off PostSport as mid-table Dorking visit Oaklands CHI risk being cut off at the bottom of the table if they fail to pick up any points at home to Dorking tomorrow. After a disappointing autumn, Rob Lawrence's side had a mini-revival before Christmas, picking up 11 points from 15. But any hopes of starting the New Year as the Blues ended the last were dented by Cambridgeshire side Shelford, who inflicted a 27-7 defeat on Chi. THat loss keeps them third-bottom - but they are now eight points behind Southend, who are directly above Chi in the National League THree London and South East table. Next up is Dorking tomorrow at Oaklands Park (2.15pm), with the Surrey side sitting seventh, and winning two from the last three. Speaking after the Shelford defeat, Roger Gould, the club's press secretary, said: "After a promising first half when they had more of the play, Chichester lost their momentum under pressure from the strong home pack and conceded 17 points. "THe Blues fought hard but Shelford have a good squad and are capable of keeping their fifth place in the league."

Chi made an excellent start, scoring a converted try to break the deadlock. THe Blues followed a high kick and went patiently through phases across the field to create the overlap on the left wing. Winger Matt Woodhouse touched down in the corner and Taff Davies made an excellent conversion to make it 7-0. But after that, the home side took control with Tongan centre Tuli Paea going over for try scores to make it 10-7 at the break. Into the second half and Shelford's huge pack began to take charge. An attempted clearance from scrum half Henry Anscombe was charged down and gifted the home side a score before a penalty try was awarded in the closing moments. Ahead of Dorking, coach Rob Lawrence will have injury problems on his mind - with both centres Rhys THompson and Don Farmer missing the Shelford match through injury. Captain Jack Bentall is also a doubt after being knocked unconscious in the match. THere are some positives though - with Sam Renwick and Jack Maslen returning after long-term injuries.

A CENTURY check-out from Nathan Warren and excellent all-round play from Gary Blackwood was enough to see BRSA Wanderers to victory over Hunston Hares in Division One of Bognor's Friday Benevolent Darts League. Here are the full results from week ten: DIVISION ONE POW 'Z' 17 - BRSA Ravens 4 BRSA Wanderers 13 - Hunston Hares 10 Squash Club 13 - Aldwick Legion 8 MAN OF THE MATCH - Richard Ragless (Squash Club) 16 & 28 darts [22.77 av]; Gary Blackwood (BRSA Wanderers) 18 & 21 darts [25.69 av]; Rob Collins (POW 'Z') 19 & 23 darts [23.86 av] OTHER GOOD GAMES - Micky Rowland (POW 'Z') 16 & 31 darts [21.32 av]; Dave Bourne (Aldwick Legion) 18 & 21 darts [20.74 av] - 2nd leg 10 left in 33 darts; Lee Franklin (POW 'Z') 20 & 23 darts [23.30 av]; Ian Hackett (Squash Club) 23 & 27 darts [19.00 av] - 1st leg 40 left in 27 darts 180s - Ian Hackett (Squash Club) x1 HIGH OUT SHOTS - Nathan Warren (BRSA Wanderers) 110

f Chi return to Oaklands Park this weekend looking to bounce back from defeat at Shelford

Chi ladies continue to fly on all fronts Tim Ridgway Hockey CHICHESTER ladies continued their remarkable run of form, cruising into the semi finals of the Sussex Women's Cup. Chi smashed 16 past Lewes Seconds without reply to ease into the last four of the county-wide competition. THe convincing win capped off a successful few months for the green and whites, who have been strong in defence and brutal in attack, Next up in the county cup is a tough trip to East Grinstead firsts, with that match scheduled for April. But those at Kingsham have their eyes on more than just a potential cup victory this year. A winning run stretching back to October sees them in second spot in the Sussex Ladies League, level with Brighton and Hove Seconds and two points behind Horsham Seconds in first. Chi are also into the quarter finals of the

national Women's Vase competition, with a last eight tie against THurrock to look forward to in March. Before then, it's back to the league - with the next month seeing Chi take on a series of mid and lower ranked sides. First up is Horsham's THirds at home tomorrow (1.45pm) with the visitors sitting just above the relegation zone. With rivals at the top not looking like losing, Chi know a slip up could be costly. THey will want to keep up their good form to ensure the league is decided when Horsham and Brighton and Hove visit Kingsham in the spring. Win every game, and Chi could be lifting the league trophy in April. In contrast, Chichester's men are fighting it out at the bottom of the National Conference West division. THe festive break means they will not be in competitive action again until next month although a friendly is planned away against Brighton and Hove on January 28.

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DIVISION TWO Aldingbourne Mavericks 15 - POW 'A' 4 Friary 'D' 10 - Chi Snooker 'A' 14 Newtown Amity 13 - Royal Oak 7 MAN OF THE MATCH - Keith Robinson (Chi Snooker 'A') 24 & 27 darts [19.80 av] MOM - 2nd leg 18 left in 24 darts; Ricky Clark (Newtown Amity) 25 & 26 darts [19.65 av]; Adam Judd (Aldingbourne Mavericks) 28 & 34 darts [16.16 av]; Ben Lubbe (Aldingbourne Mavericks) 30 & 32 darts [16.16 av] OTHER GOOD GAMES - Keelan Belcher (Newtown Amity) 24 & 28 darts [19.27 av] 180s - Keith Robinson (Chi Snooker 'A'); Alex Richardson (Aldingbourne Mavericks); Emma Bist (Aldingbourne Mavericks) HIGH OUT SHOTS - Keelan Belcher (Newtown Amity) 61 DIVISION THREE POW Galleon 16 - ASC 3 Pagham CC 16 - Lamb Steyne 7 Richmond 'B' 10 - Richmond Rebels 12 Friary 'C' 4 - QEII 18 MAN OF THE MATCH Ashley Clements (POW Galleon) 21 & 29 darts [20.04 av]; Lewis Kalli (QEII) 22 & 28 darts [20.04 av]; Wayne Green (Pagham Cricket Club) 23 & 24 darts [21.32 av]; Justin Moore (Richmond Rebels) 26 & 33 darts [16.98 av] OTHER GOOD GAMES - Ryan Barratt (Pagham Cricket Club) 26 & 26 darts [19.08 av] 180s - Paul Bizzell (POW Galleon) x1 HIGH OUT SHOTS - Steve Swan (POW Galleon) 106; Ashley Clements (POW Galleon) 68; Wayne Green (Pagham Cricket Club) 64

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Lions chief backs boss Bennett ahead of Albion senior cup tie Tim Ridgway Football

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Chi boss proud of FA Vase effort CHICHESTER City chairman Brent Williams has hailed his side for a "big effort" - despite the Lillywhites going down in the last 32 of the FA Vase. Chi had equalled the club's best-ever performance in the national competition by reaching the fourth round. More than 250 people crammed in to Oaklands Park last weekend to see if Miles Rutherford's side could be history-makers against Devonbased Buckland Athletic. Sadly it was not to be, with Chi going down 3-1 to the Western League Premier side. Tricky winger Llloyd Gardner opened the scoring for Buckland on 15 minutes – surging down the lefthand side and unleashing a superb shot from 25 yards that flew into the top corner of Chichester's net. THe lead was doubled just after the half hour when Jared Lewington rounded off a fierce counter attack, firing past David Hook. THe home side gave themselves a lifeline on the

hour mark when a beautifullyfloated cross to the far post was headed in by Scott Jones. But Buckland restored their two-goal advantage on 78 minutes when Lewington scored his second by hitting home a rebounded shot. After the match, chairman Williams hailed all at the club for making the match such a memorable occasion. Defeat means Chi now can focus on the SCFL Premier. With just one defeat all season, Rutherford's side sit third, eight points behind runaway leaders Shoreham, albeit with a game in hand. Next up for Chi is Peacehaven and Telscombe at Oaklands Park tomorrow (3pm). THe visitors, who are much changed from when they were in Ryman South last season, sit sixth bottom and are without a win in four. THose at Chi will be keen to ensure there is no Vase hangover to stop the home side from continuing an unbeaten league run stretching back to the start of September.

PAGHAM chairman Tony Shea has backed his boss Mark Bennett to get the Lions back on track - and urged the Nyetimber faithful to start by cheering them to victory against Brighton and Hove Albion under-23s in the Sussex Senior Cup. After a disappointing December and festive period, the promotion chasing Lions slipped to fifth in the SCFL Premier. But, a much-better performance last Saturday saw Pagham secure a 3-3 draw away at second place Haywards Heath Town thanks to a late strike from Joe Shelley. With a tricky trip to Newhaven tomorrow and then Brighton and Hove Albion's youngsters in the county cup on Wednesday, the next week is an important one for the Nyetimber Lane side. And despite pressure from some circles, Shea has backed his management team to keep going. Speaking to THe Post, he said: "Saturday was a much-improved performance, the lads gave 110 per cent. "From the position we were in, it was definitely a point gained but we were unlucky

not to win it. A number of dubious referee decisions put us in a difficult place but we were superb from start to finish." He added: "I'm very happy with the way things are going and with the way Mark and [assistant] Richie [Hellen] are running the club." THe Lions travel to Newhaven tomorrow (3pm) knowing the home side have been

inconsistent all season. THen it's back to Pagham on Wednesday to host a strong Albion side which just a few days ago lost 3-0 to Coventry City in the EFL Trophy. Shea said he expects a big crowd for the third round match. THe winners will have a home tie against Crowborough in the quarter finals. Admission is £6 adults, £3 concessions.

Sids close the gap on Bosham

SIDLESHAM closed the gap on Bosham at the top of SCFL Division Two to five with a convincing win over struggling Alfold. Sitting second, Daren Pearce's Sids side have been in pursuit of the red-hot Robins all season. Hopes of clawing back an eight-point gap were dented when Andy Probee's side beat them 4-3 in a Boxing Day derby clash at the Recreation Ground. But the Sids have put that behind them - and a brace from Tom Bayley and a John Phillips strike was enough to give them a 3-0 win against the Surrey-based Alfold on Saturday. Combined with Bosham's surprise 4-3 defeat to third-place Jarvis Brook - the Robins' first all season - the gap at the top is now down on five. Cheered on by a home crowd, Bradley Miles and Graeme Dowden had put Probee's side in front. But the visitors' fought back and took a 3-2 lead in the second half. Miles thought he had earned Bosham a point with a late strike, only to see Jarvis Brook get a winner and go home to Crowborough with all three points. It was the Robins' first defeat in 254 days and 28 competitive games - an incredible run which all at the club are proud of. Both sides are in cup action this weekend,

f Sidlesham (yellow) force their way forward against Alfold making it into the last eight of the Sussex Intermediate Cup. Sidlesham host in-form West Sussex Premier side Nyetimber Pirates to the Rec (1.30pm). Meanwhile, Bosham welcome AFC Varndeanians reserves to Walton Lane (1.30pm). Elsewhere, in the SCFL Division One, Selsey suffered a shock 4-0 defeat away at lowly St Francis Rangers last weekend.

THe home side registered only their second win of the season after a disappointing performance from the Blues saw them three down at the break. THe defeat drops Selsey to 11th but with games in hand, they still could make a charge in the second half of the season. Steve Bailey's side will now look to re-group ahead of welcoming sixth-placed Lingfield to the Bunn Leisure Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

Chi ladies stay top after routing sorry Shanklin Tim Ridgway Football


CHICHESTER City Ladies re-started their title challenge this week with a resounding win against a struggling Shanklin side at Oaklands Park. THe 14-0 thumping kept the Green Army top of the FA Women's Premier League Division One South West table - and was a stark warning to their rivals that Chichester are certainly gunning for promotion in 2017. THe one-way goalfest against the Isle of Wight side saw six goals for Charley Wilson-Blakely and five for Chloe Dowdell. Becky Barron also chipped in with a brace, while another was put down as an own goal. THe tone was set in the first nine minutes, when

Chi raced into a 3-0 lead. After that there was no stopping them, with Wilson-Blakely and Dowdell making hay while the sun (sort of ) shone. THe best was probably saved till the last minute when Barron scored a sensational free kick from wide out on the right. It rounded off a superb day for the ladies in green who extend their lead at the top of the table, while significantly improving their goal difference. Next up, is a trip to the racing town of Cheltenham on Sunday (2pm), then away visits to Exeter and Shanklin to round off the month. It was a good week for Chi as the development squad won 4-0 away to Eastbourne Ladies and the under-16s won 7-0 at home to Oakwood Youth.

f Chi's Charley WilsonBlakely (r)

Friday, January 13, 2017

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By Liam Goodley

f Rocks' keeper Dan Lincoln punches clear as Billericay push forward in the 2-1 win last Saturday

Table-topping Bognor ready for tough two-game home stand Next Game

Enfield Town (H) tomorrow | 3pm

Tim Ridgway Football HIGH-FLYING Bognor's promotion credentials will be put to the test with two crunch home games in the space of four days. First up at the Nyecamp is in-form Enfield Town. THey travel to the south coast tomorrow (3pm) in sixth, full of confidence knowing they are one of the Ryman Premier's form sides. THen on Tuesday (7.45pm), it's a visit from promotion challengers Needham Market, who have struggled for consistency of late but still sit second. With Bognor still top, some believe the next few days could define the Rocks' season. But Bognor manager Jamie Howell was quick to play down the importance of the matches, saying the main thing is two good performances in front of a home crowd. Speaking to the Post, Howell said: "If we lose it will be a disappointment but there are still plenty more games to play. "People will be looking at every game and hoping for us to win. But I know we will lose and draw matches between now and the end of the season. "THe most important thing is for us to play well. We will stay in the hunt if we continue to play well and score goals." Howell said he was particularly pleased with

the character and performance shown in the 2-1 win against Billericay Town on Saturday. With new owners, the Essex visitors have spent big in recent weeks bringing in players with experience of higher leagues as they launch a promotion bid. But Bognor's unity and team spirit shone through to ensure they came out of a feisty affair with all three points. THe Rocks took the lead just after the hour mark when an Ollie Pearce freekick was floated in kindly for Chad Field to glance a header past the visiting goalkeeper. It looked like it would stay that way - until in the 83rd minute Rocks keeper Dan Lincoln misjudged the flight of a long-distance shot from Lewis Taaffe. THe ball dipped inside the net and it was 1-1. THe Blues pushed forward for a winner - and thought they had it, but it was chalked off by the officials. THen, Bognor surged up the other end and James Crane won a penalty, which was converted by James Fraser. THat win keeps the Rocks top - one point ahead of Needham in second, who have played one game more, and four in front of Havant in third. THe stage is set for a crunch couple of days at Nyewood Lane. And the message from the manager is clear - "Both will be difficult but it's more about how we do."

New boy Elijah has Rocks' form BOGNOR'S new centre forward knows exactly where the back of the net is - he scored a hattrick against the Rocks just a few months ago. Elijah Adebayo was playing for Slough Town when he showed his killer instinct in front of goal, consigning Jamie Howell's side to an early exit in the FA Trophy. Now, the 19-year-old is back in Rocks' fans minds - only this time he's on their side, having joined the Ryman Premier leaders on a month's loan from Championship side Fulham. Speaking to the Post, Bognor manager Jamie Howell said:"He played very well for us against Slough. "When I found out that Jimmy Wild had a knee problem I rang up the manager at Slough and he suggested I tried for Elijah, who was back at Fulham. "I've been trying for a few weeks and I'm very grateful to Fulham for letting him come down to us. "He's only young but he's quick, tall and powerful and needs to be playing adult football." Adebayo made his debut on Tuesday in the 3-1 win against SCFL Premier side Shoreham in the quarter finals of the Sussex Senior Cup. After a strong showing, already some are

wondering if the one month loan spell will be you're winning that breeds confidence. We were one-nil down at half time and it was extended. Howell said: "We will wait and see how it important not to panic. "It can be very difficult when you make lots plays out. He's a good player and he's given of changes and a few people took time to find the whole team and the club a big lift." Adebayo, who turned 19 just a few days ago, their feet. It was a difficult game but we were was a straight swap for Wild, who is set to be very professional." Bognor's semi-final opponents have yet to out for three to six weeks with knee ligament be determined. damage. Howell also used the Shoreham game to get game time for some of his fringe players, who were in need of match practice. It nearly backfired - with Shoreham, a side two leagues below Bognor, taking the lead. But the Rocks' came back - and second half strikes from James Fraser (pen), Ollie Pearce and Alex Parsons secured the win. f Elijah Adebayo in action (pic: Tommy McMillan) Howell said: "When

WELL what a turn of a New Year it has been so far at Nyewood Lane! We ended the year in first position and if you were to say that at the beginning of the season, a lot of people wouldn’t have believed you. But there we still stand. It's a testament to the management staff and the commitment of the players who have put in the shifts, not always winning games in style, but all you need is the win or the result at the end of the day. It’s been a busy time for Bognor. I went to the game at Imber Court, where Rocks took on the in-form Metropolitan Police on New Year’s Eve, thanks to the BRTFC Supporter’s Club coach travel. THe 1pm kick offs are always strange but it's nice to come home in the light - especially after a win! We did just that thanks to a late stoppage time goal by new-boy Oscar Haynes Brown. I have to admit we have had our fair share of late equalisers or winners against us so I think this season its always nice to steal a win late in the game like this. It was fantastic to see so many Rocks fans there as well - 300 fans in total and most of those were there to cheer for the Green Army. THey’d never seen so many fans! Next up was rivals Worthing at Woodside Road. THe ‘El-Classicoast’ tie attracted 1,781 which was really good to see and the atmosphere was electric. I see Worthing have discarded the ‘Sussex by the Sea’ remix as the players enter the field. But I thought the other tune got everyone into it - much like ‘We Will Rock You’ at Nyewood Lane. Despite a lot of pressure Bognor held out for a draw - a good point, making it four we have picked up off the Rebels this season. Still unbeaten since the start of December, Bognor welcomed Billericay Town to Nyewood last week.

Everyone was reminiscing back to the FA Cup defeat where the ball clearly bounced straight into the net from a throw in for the winning goal at New Lodge. Chad Field put us in the lead with a great glancing header on 65 minutes. He has impressed me in the past two weeks. Whether he starts or comes off the bench, his aerial ability is solid THe game was somewhat spoilt by the constant berating of the referee who had to book five Billericay players. THe visitors equalised through a bit of luck from a Lewis Taafe strike. THey even scored again soon after, but the referee spotted a foul in the area and the linesman had his flag up for offside anyway. What was great about it was that whilst the Billericay management were complaining, we steamed down the other end and won a penalty. It was a great feeling. A 94th minute penalty! I thought at Met Police we were cutting it fine but this was even better. Up stepped James Fraser. Didn’t he take it well? I was amazed by how easily he sent the goalkeeper the wrong way. Fantastic stuff! I didn’t go to the Shoreham game due to other commitments. But there was some great news just hours before the match that we had secured the loan signing of Elijah Adebayo for a month from Fulham. With his pace, power and a goal-scoring talents I am sure this will give us a boost this month. It’s a signing of intent from the management team and a real positive message that we are wanting to stay in contention for top spot in the league. We are in the semi-final of the cup too! See you all at the Enfield Town game at Nyewood tomorrow - another team in form (until they play against us of course!) UP THE ROCKS

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