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January 2018 Cover image Richard Wickenden of Arundel Framing Workshop
To a brand new year! I hope the festive period has been kind to you and yours and that you have enjoyed an enjoyable break from your usual routine. January can be a bleak month weather-wise but the good news is that every day it stays light just a little bit longer. Our main article this month is a profile on Dementia Support a young charity based in Tangmere. Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK but many live with the disease for some time and the impact on those effected as well as their families, can be monumental. See page 26. For a more light-hearted read, we have some “ghost stories” in this month’s history article kindly supplied by Mark Philips (p30). You can also win tickets to see the talented Joe Brown guitar virtuoso in Fareham this March - see page 11. If your garden is looking glum at this time of year, you can make plans for a “Winter garden” for next year. Our gardening expert Andrew Staib has some imaginative ideas and monthly gardening tasks, see page 19.
4 ...........................................................................What’s On 11 ..........................................Win! Tickets to see Joe Brown 12 ..................................................................................Recipe 16 .............................................Young Readers’ Puzzle Page 17 ......................................................................Local Schools 18 ........................................................................Local Walks 19 .....................................................................In Your Garden 22 .........................................................Charity & Community 26 .....................................Dementia Support Charity Profile 30 ........................................................History: Ghost Stories 32 ..................................................................Prize Crossword 34 ..................................................................Property Doctor 39 .............................................................Business Directory 42 ...........................................................Index of Advertisers February booking deadline 2nd Jan
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Win tickets to see Joe Brown Saturday 3rd March, Ferneham Hall, Fareham Joe Brown is a one off, no question about it. The cheeky chappie with the cockney accent has forded the tides of change, weathered the decades and bridged assorted musical genres. And now, following a mega successful trial run last year, Joe has embarked on his first National solo tour. The tour runs until March 2018 encompassing a staggering 69 dates. Not bad for a man in his mid seventies and testament to his enduring popularity over the years. Of course Joe Brown MBE is well known for being one of the UK’s original rock ‘n’ roll guitar pioneers. More recently, since The Concert For George, he’s become the leading light and staunch champion of the ukulele. Keith Richards respects him, George Harrison loved him, the Beatles supported him, Mark Knopfler plays with him. He’s been a radio star, a TV personality, an actor and, not least, the head of a musical dynasty. To say this man has a few stories is an understatement and on this tour he’s going to tell them! And, if that weren’t enough, he’s got an old friend along too. Special Guest for the night will be guitar maestro Henry Gross. Henry was the founder of hit US group Sha Na Na. He was also the youngest musician to appear at Woodstock.
A double album produced by Henry was released on October 6th and will be available at all live dates as well as all usual outlets, a great tribute to a truly memorable night. Tickets are on sale now from all venues priced between £25 and £35. www.joebrown.co.uk
Joe Brown (c) Judy Totton
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Lancashire Hot Pot The perfect winter warmer and antidote to festive food! Ingredients 1.3kg neck of lamb or chump chops little oil 3 onions, sliced 675g potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced 175-225g black pudding, sliced (optional) salt and black pepper 1 tbsp flour or cornflour (optional) 600ml stock or water little butter
Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / 375 F/ gas Mark 5. Brown the chops in hot oil in a frying pan and set aside. Soften the onions in the oil in the pan.
SUSSEX LOCAL 2. Layer the chops, onion, some of the potatoes, black pudding and seasoning in an ovenproof pot, ending with the rest of the potatoes. 3. S t ir th e flour into the juices in the pan and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the stock or water. Cook until slightly thickened and then pour over the hot pot. Dot the potatoes with butter, cover and cook for 11/2-2 hours until really tender. Serve sprinkle the potatoes with parsley. Tip: Refrigerate until the next day, skim off any fat and then reheat at 200 C/400 F/gas Mark 6 for about 20 minutes or until well heated through. Cookery Courses for all Why not give a Voucher for the perfect gift? Contact Alex 01243 532240 www.cookwithalex.co.uk
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Pet care in Westergate Your pet's wellbeing in safe hands Our pets play a big part in our lives. They provide loyalty, trust, companionship and no strings attached love. In return, as well as affection, they deserve the best care that we can offer, a warm safe home, satisfying food and health care to ensure that they have a quality life for as long as possible. Looking after the health of our local animals, Arun Veterinary Group now has clinics in Pulborough, Ashington, Westergate and Storrington and owner Matt Gittings told Sussex Local of their exciting plans for 2018 at their recently acquired premises at Mill Stream, North Street Library Car Park in Storrington. Here, he told us, will be a veterinary hospital equipped to deal with orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery where visiting consultants can undertake ophthalmology, dermatology and cardiology. Facilities will include a
high dependency unit, sterile theatre, laboratory, "cat only" ward to relieve stress for their feline patients and air conditioned kennels. One thing Matt stressed, will definitely not change and that is Arun Vet Group Owner Matt Gittings the dedication of the long serving team loyally supporting the Arun Vet Group family. They will continue to strive to make visiting the practice as comfortable as possible for both clients and their pets and to provide the best possible continuity of care for any animal referred to them. In addition to this major step forward, 2018 will also see the launch of a new independent 24/7 emergency and out-of-hours service run by the South Downs Emergency Vets team based at the Storrington premises. With highly trained vets and veterinary nurses available outside of normal practice hours, any pet with an unpredictable illness or emergency injury can receive the treatment it needs. And, equally importantly, its owner can be reassured during this anxious time. Arun Veterinary Group, Nyton Road, Westergate, PO20 3UN. telephone: 01243 859911 Find out more at: www.arunvetgroup.co.uk or www.southdownsemergencyvets.co.uk
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Young Readers’ Puzzle Page Wordsearch - Boys Names
Find the listed words in the grid. Words may be hidden horizontally, vertically or diagonally and in either a forwards or backwards direction.
Trace the lines connecting the circles to find out what the 2nd word is
ADAM HENRY JOSH
CHRIS JACK NOAH
DANIEL JAKE OLIVER
DAVID JAMES THOMAS
Help the hungry mouse reach his tasty cheese! Start at the arrow on the top of the maze.
Place the numbers 1 – 6 once in each row, column and 3x2 bold-lined box
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Amberley School Forest School Thrives Where better for children to experience the benefits of Forest School activities than the wonderful grounds of Amberley Primary School, at the heart of the National Park and in the beautiful village of Amberley. The children at Amberley learn about the environment and explore a range of skills including lighting fires and whittling wood. Outdoor learning is proven to be good for children’s mental and physical wellbeing. The children learn how to collaborate and cooperate and work together as part of a team, they
Schools 17 learn how to take risks in a safe environment, and they learn leadership skills and how work together to solve problems. Children in Year 5 have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians this term in the classroom and were set the task of designing and making a shaduf – an Egyptian device used especially for irrigation in Egypt to raise water from the River Nile. The children used materials which they gathered from the woods including sticks and poles to create a frame which they tied together with string. They then attached a bucket and worked out how to use the pole to lift the water out of the pond and swing it around before tipping it into an irrigation channel. “We learnt that it wasn’t easy to get water from the Nile because you would have to build some sort of mechanism and then you would have to filter the water. We learnt that it took lots of people to get the water and that we had to work as part of a team,” said Jack, aged 9. Forest School is an integral part of the curriculum at Amberley School. To find out more, please visit the school website at www.amberley.w-sussex.sch.uk.
Arundel C of E School School News Quality Start Platinum Award and Sussex Sports Awards 2017 Sport is central to life at ACE, and as a school our aim is always to try to put in that little extra bit more effort and to always have a go! ACE has recently been awarded the Quality Start Platinum Award for our proactive approach to sport. This is a significant award and one that we are very proud of, particularly as only three schools in the county have achieved this status. We won’t be taking anything for granted though, as we continue to constantly evolve and improve on what we do. ACE has had double sporting success having been nominated for the Sussex Sports Awards and, for the second year running, having been shortlisted as a finalist in the Primary School of the Year category. The award ceremony was a very exciting evening, and we were very proud to have come a close second, but above all we are very proud of all our pupils’ amazing sporting achievements. Arundel Church of England School are Hoodwinked! This year our Key Stage 2 classes performed ‘Hoodwinked’, the story of Robin Hood and how he triumphed over the mean sheriff. Robin Hood and his
merry men, along with Maid Marian, were able to trick the sheriff and help the villagers. The children put on a wonderful show full of great acting, brilliant singing and plenty of humour. A big thank you to the children for all their hard work and to all the staff involved – this was a spectacular performance and all the children are to be congratulated on their hard work and commitment. Mention must go to the school staff, in particular Mrs Simpson as director and Mr Hawke, music lead, and the teaching assistants who produced such wonderful scenery and props. www.arundelchurchofenglandschool.org.uk
Local Walks - January These walks are supported by Chichester District Council, are led by volunteers and are designed to cater for all ages and abilities. No booking is required but please arrive 10 mins before the walk is due to start. Dogs are welcome unless otherwise stated but must be kept on the lead. If the weather is poor the walk be cancelled, if unsure please check, contact 01243 534589 email@example.com www.chichesterwellbeing.org.uk. L = Walk Leader Tues 2nd 10.30am Goodwood Trundle L: Bruce 2 hr 10 mins New year's resolution walk. Meet at Goodwood - Trundle Triangle. SU879113 Weds 3rd 10.30am Canal Walk L: Janet 1 hr 30 mins Return by bus. Can be muddy in places when wet. Meet: Chichester Canal, Basin Road, Chichester PO19 8DT Thurs 4th 10.30am Iping and Stedham Circular L: Jane 2 hrs Returns close to the River Rother. It includes crossing the A272 and a little lane walking. Some slight uphill and includes stiles. Meet at Iping Common car park Fri 5th 10.30am Tillington via Pitshill L: Gerald 1 hr 30 mins Come along and enjoy the picturesque and peaceful countryside in and around Tillington, via vineyards & then to Pitshill House. Meet: The Horse Guards Inn, Upperton Road, Tillington, GU28 9AF Mon 8th 10.30am Boatyard to Boatyard L: Anne 1 hr 30 mins Flat but could be muddy. 2 stiles. Meet in Emsworth Town Square PO10 7EG Weds 10th 10.30am Littlehampton Seafront L: Dominic 1 hr Arun Yacht Club, along the riverbank and Rope Walk, following the riverbank to its mouth, returning along the front towards Rustington. Meet at Arun Yacht Club. Thurs 11th 10.30am Midhurst River Walk L: Fiona 1 hr 30 mins A gentle leisurely walk following the course of the River Rother upstream from Midhurst and following its twisting course back via Cowdray ruins. A nice walk to g et back into fitness after the festive season. Meet: At Midhurst car park near Cowdray Thurs 11th 10.30am Sidlesham L: Pete 2 hrs Along the foreshore to Saxon cathedral and Norman castle. Meet at Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve Visitor Centre car park Thurs 11th 09.30am Chichester Westgate L: Helen 30 mins A flat walk at a gentle pace, suitable for beginners. Meet at Entrance to Westgate Leisure Centre, PO19 1RJ. Fri 12th 10.30am Chilgrove Down L: Jane 2 hrs This is an uphill woodland and downland walk which does have some nice views. Meet: Stoughton Down Forestry Commission Car Park. Sun 14th 10.30am Thornham Marina L: Dominic 2 hrs South along harbourside over to the west side of Thorney Island through shipyard and Prinsted to Marina. Meet at Thornham Marina car park Tues 16th 10.30am Burpham and Wepham L: Jane 2 hrs Hilly walk with some stiles. It can be very uneven underfoot in places. Lovely views. Meet at the public car park behind the George at Burpham, BN18 9RR Sat 20th 10.30am Whiteways L: Dominic 2 hrs Walk along Monarch Way and South Downs Way. Meet in Whiteways car park on A29 Mon 22nd 10.30am Emsworth to Westbourne Square L: Anne 1 hr 30 mins Through meadows to Emsworth and back possibly muddy. Meet in Emsworth Town Square Weds 24th 10.30am North Eartham Woods L: Bruce 2 hrs 20 mins A walk through the top of Eartham Woods to Bignor Hill returning via Stane Street. Meet: Junction A285 and Selhurst Park Road. SU938119 Thurs 25th 10.30am Ford L: Peter 2 hrs 30 mins Through Ford airfield and alongside the River Arun. Meet in car park outside Climping Church Thurs 25th 09.30am Selsey East Beach L: Helen 30 mins Meet in East Beach Car Park in Selsey Friday 26th 10.30am West Marden L: Jane 3 hrs It includes lanes and pleasant walking through woods and fields. Meet at the junction of the B2146 and the Walderton Stoughton Road.
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In Your Garden Monthly gardening ideas and tasks by Andrew Staib, Principle Designer of Glorious Gardens Design tips for your own winter garden When you look out your window how does your garden look this winter? Is it full of colourful berries and brightly stemmed shrubs, the bark of selected winter trees, interesting structures like internal hedges and topiary plus colourful evergreens peppered amongst winter branches? If not you might like to read on.
the bright green, plastic looking leaves can almost deny that Winter is here which I think is a shame.) Topiary Topiary doesn’t have to be just Box balls and squirrel shaped shrubs. You can ‘cloud’ prune all manner of hedges and shrubs into interesting pyramids, clouds, saucers, columns and blobs which can create a strong presence in Winter especially if you have a few of them well balanced in different areas. Also you can choose plants that have a sculptural appearance. Imagine lots of the conifer Prunus mugo Carsten’s Wintergold placed throughout the beds. Pots and Sculpture Once the flower show is done, ornamental pots and sculpture come into their own in Winter and they are no longer having to compete with the effulgence of nature. If you place them in focal point locations they will lift your garden onto a different level. If at all possible, go Big with them. Even in a small garden they will get lost and look twee if too small and cheap looking.
A Winter Garden can be a thing of great beauty. As the cold and the lack of sunlight have denuded the garden and the rich juice of summer has retreated into roots and trunks and bulbs, the bare bones of a garden can give a deep sense of artistry and peace. We accept that things die, the twilights of winter remind us that all things come to an end, and yet life is powerful and patient. A Good Structure A garden no matter how small needs to have a well proportioned and interesting structure from which Spring and Summer can burst out of. As a designer I know that if the structure I have created looks good in Winter nothing much can go wrong with the infilling of plants later on. That’s why garden designers put most of their energy into making sure the layout works first before anything else. A good structure can be created by many elements. Internal hedges can paradoxically make the garden feel bigger by separating areas and making smaller ‘rooms’ in which a person needs to wander and explore from space to space. Good hedging that looks good in winter are Beech, Yew, Holly and Portuguese Laurel (please avoid Cherry Laurel. There is enough of it already in the world plus
20 Gardening Small evergreen plants As well as the obvious Winter shrubs and trees that don’t loose their leaves think about combinations of a few plants dotted around together. Some examples of perennials with striking Winter foliage are: Cotton Lavender, Stacys bizantia, Rosemary, Bergen delavayi with its fat purple leaves, Hebes, Liriop miscarry and Tiarella Spring Symphony. Seedheads Seedheads are very popular today. They are good for wildlife and look great in Winter sunsets or in the morning covered in frost.
SUSSEX LOCAL Some examples are: Rudbekia laciniata, Sedums, Monada, Verbenba bonsariensis, Veronicastum virginicum and Phlomis plus the great slightly goofy flower heads of Hydrangeas. Colourful deciduous plants Shrubs and trees with interesting colours and textures are: Acer griseuk, Acer negundo ‘Winter Lightening’, Betula Grayswood Ghost, the twisted branches of Corylus contort, any of the Cornus especially Midwinter Fire, dwarf Willows like ‘Nana’ plus Rubus cockburnianus (this name sends giggles into any horticultural class as you can imagine). Grasses Half the value of having ornamental grasses in your garden is that during Winter they go a hay / bronze colour and still move wonderfully in the wind. Grasses that really retain their shape are Calimagrostis Karl Foerster, Panicum Heavy Metal and and of the Miscanthus varieties. Berries Pyracantha, Catoneaster and Berberis all keep their berries way into Winter and are great cheap birdfeeds. Fruit and Flowers Some trees and shrubs have learnt to come on stage when for most the show is over. Malus Red Sentinal keeps its bright red fruit on its branches almost the
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January tasks Time to prune your roses Prune back all the shoots from last year’s Wysteria growth, to two beds from the flowering spur, apart from any runners you want to direct into a framework. Reduce apple and pear trees, depending on their age Begin to force Rhubarb now Clean and sort out your greenhouses and sheds
I was struck recently by a visit to West Dean near Levant, West Sussex. It has some wonderful Winter Structure with flowing hedges, smart rows of Victorian greenhouses, cloud pruned Yew trees plus classical pergolas and a pool. Also their are lots of trained fruit in different shapes and Winter is the perfect time to see how they have been pruned and how the structure of the branches has been created. Well worth a trip this month.
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Sussex Snippets Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has launched a county-wide consultation to ask the public if they would be prepared to pay more for policing in Sussex, and has opened an online survey via her website to seek residents’ views on supporting policing in the county. Last year Mrs Bourne carried out her biggest consultation to date: almost 4,500 people responded with nearly 80% supporting an increase in the police precept part of their council tax bill and Sussex Police has already saved £70million since 2010. The Chief Constable’s Local Policing Plan is working towards delivering further savings over the next four years. www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/ public-consultations A groundbreaking development led by Adur District Council to safeguard local jobs and generate a return for the taxpayer has got the go-ahead with councillors on the local authority’s planning committee approved a proposal to create a four-storey office block on the former Adur Civic Centre car park in Ham Road, Shoreham. Work on the development,
SUSSEX LOCAL which has been supported by £1.8 million of funding from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, will start in the coming months and now that planning is approved, Adur leaders can now reveal the site will be used by Focus Group, a Southwickbased communications company, which has outgrown their current premises. www.adurworthing.gov.uk The chairman of influential business group the Coastal West Sussex Partnership has reviewed his first year in the role by saying that more needs to be done to bridge the gap between educational achievement in areas of the West Sussex coast and the high end skills needs of its businesses. Speaking on the anniversary of his chairmanship of the partnership, Geoff Edwards - Vice-President Operations at the Worthing based deluxe sound system company Bowers & Wilkins - says the gulf is still too wide leaving local young people unable to seize the chance to work in blue chip companies such as Rolls-Royce and Ricardo or the growing number of new entrepreneurial businesses starting along the coast. Congratulations are due to all those behind Community Speedwatch Online in Sussex who won a Lord Ferrers Award, which recognises the outstanding contribution of police volunteers, the team took home the Technical Innovation Award after they developed and introduced an internet-based application and web-platform to manage all aspects of Community Speedwatch activity. The Sussex policing area has one of the highest rates of road deaths in the country and Community Speedwatch Online - which now manages almost 2,500 trained volunteers across several counties - has improved the accuracy of recording speeding drivers and brought consistency and clarity to the process. www.communityspeedwatch.co.uk Parking payment machines in rural car parks across Chichester District will be updated so that customers can use the latest payment technology. Work has already started to update facilities in the Bracklesham car park so that customers will be able to pay using card and contactless as well as coins. It is hoped that these facilities will be available in all rural car parks throughout the district by next spring. www.mipermit.com/help West Sussex County Council have reminded people of how they can recycle after Christmas. They made a tree from 600 recycled plastic bottles, in Bognor town centre this year. It is a gentle reminder to recycle all plastic bottles at Christmas - from your bathroom as well as your kitchen - figures show 41% still end up in the bin across West Sussex. They also have tips on their website to tell you what you can freeze, what you can compost, and the best leftover recipes, to avoid food waste this Christmas. They also remind citizens to dispose old batteries safely at Household Waste Recycling Sites. See more recycling tips at www.wastepreventionwestsussex.co.uk
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Sussex MP praises neighbourhood wardens
Teenage Mental Health Discussion
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has praised the work of a group of local neighbourhood wardens, saying that he has been “immensely Carol Boniface, Nick Herbert & impressed” by their Vanessa Green (L-R) community engagement. Speaking after a recent visit meet Pulborough and Nutbourne’s two neighbourhood wardens, Carol Boniface and Vanessa Green, the MP paid tribute to their work and said that he was a “big supporter” of the scheme. Horsham District Council runs the warden scheme in partnership with parish councils. In July of last year, Pulborough and Nutbourne became the third area in the Arundel & South Downs constituency to introduce wardens. Based in the community, the wardens work alongside partner agencies to improve the quality of life for everyone by undertaking a number of activities from enforcement to community development. www.horsham.gov.uk/communitysafety/communitysafety/neighbourhood-wardens.
The roundtable discussion took place with an audience of teenagers and families and the MP invited his young constituents Jake Boase and Lily Parsons to open the discussion by sharing their personal experiences of navigating mental health support. The discussion continued by looking at the rising demand for support services and the reasons why more young people are struggling with their mental health. They also discussed the need for prevention and what more could be done, including clearer signposting to support services and making more accessible.
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert recently convened a local summit on teenage mental health at Steyning Grammar School, welcoming senior representatives from local organisations with a responsibility for delivering mental health support to children and young people.
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One Man’s Legacy to Arundel
Tony Pudwell, Arundel resident and founder member of Arundel Museum, was a passionate local historian, meticulous model maker and amateur archaeologist who kept detailed records of all the digs and field walks in which he took part. And now an exhibition will depict the life and work of Tony Pudwell who died last year, showcasing his models, drawings and excavated artefacts The founding of Arundel Museum in the Undercroft of Town Hall in 1962 gave Tony a wonderful platform on which to use his talents and experience, and without which the Museum would have been a great deal poorer - many of the artefacts on display in the Museum were donated by Tony. The free exhibition will be opened by Tony’s son David Pudwell at 4pm on the 20th January. Arundel Museum, Mill Road, Arundel, BN18 9PA : Call 01903 885866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.arundelmuseum.org
from one to the other and when one cries... they all do! My Home-Start volunteer is a lifeline.” Home-Start Arun, Worthing and Adur is a charity run by local people to transform the life chances of children in the community. HomeStart is lucky to have volunteers who have brought up twins themselves and who love to support other twin families too. To support visit: www.mydonate.bt.com/charities/ home-startarun
Home Start Supports Twins
Home-Start volunteers across Arun, Worthing & Adur are supporting thirteen sets of twins – the most ever seen in the service. One local mum Vicky says “You can have double the cuddles but the washing pile seems more than double! It’s hard splitting my time between the twins and my three year old son too. I feel like I’m always going
How poor will you feel in 2018? By Richard Cohen FPFS ACII MCSI Chartered Financial Planner One thing we know is 2018 will bring is a further squeeze on disposable incomes. So what can you do to maintain your disposable income? There are two broad options, increase your income and/or decrease your non-discretionary expenditure. Trying to earn a higher return on your savings is almost certainly going to mean taking some level of investment risk, which means the value of your capital can fall as well as rise. However, with the guaranteed real loss your cash savings are making at the moment where is the real risk? I’m not suggesting you should go and put all your money in the stock market but your longer term savings is far more likely to beat inflation in a broad portfolio of asset backed investments than it is languishing in a savings account. On the decreasing expenditure side of the equation, one area I am increasingly helping clients save money is on their life insurance. People are often surprised at how much they can save on older policies. They understand that life insurance gets more expensive as you get older, so believe if they took out a policy ten years ago, surely it will be more expensive
now. What they forget to take into account is the fact that the insurer now has ten years less to insure them for. For people protecting a mortgage, premiums can be reduced even further if you have Decreasing Term Assurance, also known as DTA or Mortgage Protection. With this type of cover the amount of life insurance goes down in line with the mortgage but the premium remains level. So if you started a £100,000 Decreasing Term Assurance ten years ago with a 20 year term your level of cover will now be around £73,000 but you are still paying the same premium as you were when the cover was £100,000. So a new policy for £73,000 with a ten year term can be much, much cheaper. Whilst you may struggle to make your boss pay you more or increase your business’s sales, there is plenty you can do to maximise your income from the assets you do have and reduce your expenditure on the necessary evils. For more details visit www.nsurefinancial.co.uk or to arrange a free review please call 01903 821010
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26 Charity Profile
Dementia Support Modern dementia care in Tangmere by Veronica Cowan
Many of us can be quite phlegmatic about the risks of physical injury or disease but have a secret dread of anything happening to our minds. Well, by 2040 an estimated 219,409 people in England and Wales will die from Dementia - a word used to describe a set of symptoms but which has different forms, including memory loss, confusion and mood and behaviour changes. It can be caused by a number of different diseases, with Alzheimer’s disease the most common. But whilst the causes might differ, the need for
help and support doesn’t; around 850,000 people currently have dementia in the UK, and although it is the leading cause of death, they are likely to live with the disease for some time. So much for the bad news: the good news is that it has been recognised that we are behind the curve and need to develop new ways to support people not just to exist, but to live well with the disease, because that is possible. Dementia Support, a young, local charity based in Tangmere, is running pilot sessions for people with Dementia that provide a therapeutic benefit and help improve wellbeing. It is running things like art workshops in partnership with the University of Chichester, Creative Responses and Mindful Movements with the Chichester Festival Theatre, watercolour painting classes, as well as ‘Tea at Tangmere’ socialising events, and exercise and music sessions with Alive! Activities. So far so good, but with an estimated 15,000 people in West Sussex expected to have Dementia in the next two years, the time is right to provide improved, modern Dementia care for the local community. This is particularly important now that research has indicated that in the locality, there has been experienced fragmented Dementia services. People have had to visit various locations; and meaningful activity and good day care have been lacking. The area has been behind in modern Dementia care, such as providing specific support for people with Young Onset Dementia and having a technology showroom with Dementia - friendly equipment, enabling people to remain in their own homes. Because familiar surroundings are important, too. The charity - Dementia Support - is keen to forge ahead and provide an accessible and flexible service that offers care, support, advice and friendship under one roof. So it is creating the Dementia Support Hub, to achieve this for people living with Dementia, their families and carers. It is expected to open in the
through the door spring of 2018, but it all costs money so it needs to raise at least £1.74 million to renovate the building in Tangmere, and install services so the Dementia Support Hub can officially open as planned. “We are currently not receiving any government funding and the charity is reliant on donations for the New Hub Appeal,” explains the Chairman of Trustees, Anthony Wickins, who co-founded the Anthony Wickins, Chichester Dementia Chairman of Trustees Support Group in 2014 with Lucinda Langmead, after her father was diagnosed with Dementia. It was renamed Dementia Support in early 2016 to more accurately reflect the charity's objectives and to avoid giving the impression that its work was limited to the Chichester area only. The new Dementia Support Hub will seek to change the lives of over 5,000 people living with Dementia in the Chichester, Bognor Regis, Arundel, Selsey, Witterings, Emsworth, Midhurst and Petworth areas. Its founders realised there was a need within the community for specific Dementia care for those individuals in the mild to moderate stages of the illness, as well as those diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia. The new hub will not be a care home, but a day centre supporting large numbers of people living with Dementia, their friends, family and carers. It can’t do it alone, so Dementia Support is working in partnership with voluntary and charitable organisations, the NHS, West Sussex County Council and other statutory organisations, to create a lasting legacy for current and future generations of people living with dementia in West Sussex. “Our Dementia Hub will create collaborative partnerships to work more effectively and economically with great benefits to service users and customers,” said Wickins, who explains that the purpose-built Dementia friendly Hub and garden will be the first of its kind in the UK to have all the services under one roof; designed to Tea at Tangmere support people living with Dementia throughout their journey. “We want to positively encourage the workforce supporting those living with Dementia to create and share best practice in delivery of services,” he adds. The Hub will welcome anyone who has a concern about memory loss, with or without a formal diagnosis. “For many it is important to have a formal diag-
nosis and to know more about their specific circumstances and changes in their memory,” Wickins explains. For those people the Memory Assessment Service is where they can be assessed and formally diagnosed. This is provided jointly by Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust and the Alzheimer’s Society. These organisations will continue to run the service from within the new Hub. “An important feature of the service is that it is held in a non-clinical environment so is less like a hospital or surgery and with a more relaxed atmosphere,” says Wickins. The charity currently runs pilot sessions for people living with Dementia in advance of the official opening. These are therapeutic, helping to improve wellbeing, and include art workshops in partnership with the University of Chichester, Creative Responses An art session and Mindful Movements with the Chichester Festival Theatre, and watercolour painting classes, not forgetting ‘Tea at Tangmere’ socialising events, and exercise and music sessions with Alive! Activities.
28 Charity Profile Wickins explains that the Hub’s partners hold training and information sessions for carers and family of people living with Dementia, such as the Alzheimer’s Society Carer Information & Support Programme, Coastal West Sussex Mind, the Dementia Action Alliance and Dementia Friends. “We are working with them to develop these and our future services, which will be hosted at the Hub when we officially open in spring 2018, said Wickins, who concludes: “We want to create a lasting legacy for generations to come and inspire people to live well with dementia and know they are supported.” A worthy sentiment, a much needed service, so don’t forget to support it. Services the Hub will offer include: Information and advice - a be-friender service. Innovative Dementia technology – see what equipment can be set up in the home to promote independence. Community café and garden Social activities - therapeutic sessions such as music and reminiscence groups for people with Dementia to access a variety of social activities Young Onset Dementia Services
Memory Assessment Service Day Care services to give respite for carers Training and education facilities for service provid-
Consulting rooms for health care professionals Health and wellbeing services – sight and hearing
tests, hair dressing, chiropody & podiatry.
Contact: Dementia Support, Salisbury House, City Fields Way, Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 2FP. Telephone number: 01243 888 691 Email email@example.com or visit website www.dementia-support.org.uk
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30 Local History
‘Ghost Stories’ from Arundel By historian Mark Phillips Everyone likes a good ghost story around this time of year, so I thought I would share a few that relate to my home town of Arundel. The reader may not be surprised to learn that Arundel castle has gathered its fair share of stories over the years. The oldest story relates to the ‘Blue Man’ who has been observed dressed in a ruffled blue silk top (reminiscent of Cavalier type clothing from the English Civil War era) sitting at a table in the castle library reading a book. This ‘apparition’ is allegedly always witnessed reading a different book. If so, he has a way to go if he is trying to get through the whole collection as the shelves are said to contain over 10,000 volumes. However, it is not the ‘Blue Man’ but the spectre of his library-loving canine companion who is said to be the most reported sighting of the castle’s ‘unearthly inhabitants’. The sighting of this small white dog has been reported by visitors and guides alike for over 100 years now. Others have reported feeling its ‘invisible presence’ rub against their lower legs.
The Castle library Another documented sighting over the years is the ghost of a kitchen boy who lived at the castle over 200 years ago. He is believed to have been accidently killed by two members of staff who decided to teach him a lesson after he got drunk on his masters’ wine. He is not seen so often these days but has been heard in the old kitchen area frantically scrubbing away at pots and pans. Interestingly, only last year one of the castle employees told me with all seriousness that he had seen the ‘ghost’ of this child while going about his work after the castle had been closed to the public. Let’s not forget the ghostly white bird (some say white owl) that if seen fluttering and flying up against one of the castle windows, heralds the death of someone either living there or who has close connections with the building. A (white) bird flying in through an open window then flying back out was for many centuries believed to be saying as clearly as an omen can that someone who lived in that dwelling was about to, as they used to say, ‘clutch the lily’. Elsewhere within the town, the old George Inn building up the High Street, now The
Book Ferret and Swaffer Antiques, appeared in a national newspaper in 1981 with the heading, ‘Is this the most haunted building in England?’ At the time it was said by the owner and employees to be haunted by several ‘spectral figures’. When part of this building was Doris Herbert’s Hairdressers in the 1950s and 60s and James Cartland’s toy shop in the 1970s and 80s, a malevolent man, dressed in black and with a rosy face, was seen by a number of residents and visitors, all completely unconnected but with everyone describing him in the same way. Mr Cartland was so terrified that he rearranged his furniture so that wherever he sat he had a clear view of the door. One can only imagine what prompted James to tell friends, ‘So many terrifying things have happened to me in this building that I have given up trying to explain the unexplainable’. A ‘secret room’ was also discovered on the top floor of this building in the 1940s during renovation. The builders opened this up and this now just forms part of the general floor plan. Towards the top of the high street is the Old Jailhouse, where there have been numerous reports of several different ghosts over the years. I can vouch that it does indeed have a rather oppressive atmosphere to it when alone. Many years ago, The “ghost” in well-known local St Nicholas Church man Wilfred Herrington, later to become mayor of Arundel, and a friend agreed to a bet to spend a night in the Jailhouse. At three o'clock in the morning they fled, screaming and shaking. Whatever it was that terrified them so much we will never know as they both took their secret to the grave. St Nicholas Church became infamous in 1945 because of a photo taken by a local solicitor which appeared to show a spectral figure in white standing at the altar. The solicitor swore that there was no one but him in the church at the time. This photo was widely circulated in the world press as ‘evidence’ of the existence of ghosts. The above is just a small selection of the many stories I have collected over the years about my town of birth. Only space prevents me from sharing more of these fascinating tales. Sleep well readers.
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By Chris Ennis FRICS
These days floors are all too often covered either with carpeting or timber ‘click’ decorative boards. In older property it is most likely that floors at ground level are constructed in timber, quite probably with concrete flooring in the projecting rear kitchen (the ‘back addition’). I remember that years ago before the days of ‘wall to wall’ carpet, we were obliged to inspect the sub-floor spaces by removing sections of timber floor boards using a special saw, crow bar and hammer. These days such exploratory work is not considered to be part of a ‘normal’ survey, and is largely impractical. We are, of course, obliged to follow the trail of suspicion should any of our senses be aroused. A practised surveyor will feel unevenness or irregularity underfoot, and will look further to find the cause. I find myself doing the ‘heel drop test ‘frequently even when not making an inspection. The heel drop test is simple…… raise your body on to your toes and let the body weight fall back on to the heels. If the furniture rattles then there is cause for further examination. I remember in one property, every time the owner walked on a particular section of flooring the chimes in a Grandfather clock
SUSSEX LOCAL sounded. Very often the sections of flooring just inside an entrance door threshold are decayed caused by wind-blown moisture ingress. Floors are often decayed in the rear corner of Edwardian / Victorian houses where the rear garden wall adjoins the main building. Horizontal or vertical damp proof courses were seldom fitted allowing moisture in to a building, causing floors to decay. Where floors are covered with a type of ‘click’ flooring, there is often some slight unevenness caused by incorrect installation. Click flooring should be laid strictly in accord with the manufacturer’s instructions. The substrate should be level, clean, and overlaid with a patent ‘spongy’ underlay. An expansion joint should be formed at the perimeter of the room to accommodate thermal movements. There is so much more I could advise on floor problems and I can see that this is the subject of another article for 2018. Seasons Greetings to all my readers. Chris Ennis FRICS is a Chartered Surveyor Tel: 01903 261217 email: email@example.com
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Are local businesses ready for the GDPR?
Is your business ready for the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018? The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has advised that businesses should be forging ahead with preparations to comply with the EU GDPR regardless of Brexit. UK organisations cannot afford to lose the public’s trust in their ability to safeguard personal data and should be working to ensure they have that capability. A recent IT Security survey found that 61% of UK companies don’t realise that the new Regulation applies to them. The truth is that the GDPR will affect all companies in the UK. A further study has shown that 21% of senior management have little or no awareness about the effect that the GDPR will have on their organisation. While 31% of the companies questioned had experienced an incident in the last 12 months due to staff negligence or bad practice. It is essential that companies are made aware of the changes and new obligations in the legislation by May 2018 and time is running out. The Regulation contains new rights for people to access the information companies hold about them, obligations for better data management and a new regime of fines. Incidents with serious consequences can have fines of up to €20 million or 4% of a firm's global turnover whichever is greater. Under the GDPR companies will be more accountable for the handling of people's personal information. This will include having data protection policies, data protection impact assessments and data mapping showing how the data is processed. Companies will need to obtain consent and demonstrate why people's information is being collected and processed, providing descriptions of the information that is held, how long it is being kept for and descriptions of the technical security measures in place. The GDPR also gives individuals more power to access the information that is held about them free of charge. A major cause of data breaches is mobile working. Of the companies who were asked to name the greatest security risk to their organisation 51% cited outdated
software followed by 48% their employees. A further 38% of these companies said that they have no control over where company data goes or where it is stored. While 44% expect that mobile workers will expose their organisation to the risks of a data breach. To help prepare for the GDPR the ICO has created a 12-step guide which includes steps such as making key people aware of the Regulation, determining what information is held, reviewing current privacy notices, identifying the lawful basis for processing the data and what should happen in the event of a data breach. Eddie Finch and Tana Jackson are the GDPR Practitioners at Chapter Three Consulting who provide a GDPR compliance review for companies.
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38 Computers / Business Profile
Computer Care Looking forward by Alan Stainer I was recently asked what I thought were going to be the big tech things in the year ahead. I could have mentioned any number of hardware devices and improvements, but mostly those are not groundbreaking. The latest iPhone for example screams the word iteration into your brain and Android fans will be quick to point out that Android â€˜did it years ago anywayâ€™. The trouble with hardware is that even the cheapest devices are actually quite good these days and at the upper end, improvements always seem to be incremental. The real difference is going to come from the software and by that I mean specifically AI (Artificial Intelligence). You have probably all heard of Siri, Cortana, Alexa and the Google Assistant. They each seek to bridge the gap between human and computer. Google are by far the leaders in the market at the moment. They have a vast store of ever increasing data via their many products and with the acquisition of Deep Mind have been doing some amazing things. Regardless of which assistant you use, the future will see integration and interconnectivity. You can already say goodnight to your Google Assistant powered Google Home device and it will lower the heating, turn on your alarm for the morning and wish you goodnight. www.alansitsolutions.com
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