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January 2018

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Findon - High Salvington - Salvington - Clapham - Patching

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DEMENTIA SUPPORT Modern hub for Tangmere

HISTORY Findon’s Kilmore Club

SCHOOL NEWS

GARDENING

Plan a Winter garden

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Noggin the Nog tickets The Great Houdini - book’

The Vale

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January 2018 Cover image High Salvington Mill kindly supplied by Sue Povey

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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. Valerie Martin writes about Findon’s Kilmore Club which opened in 1963 in Stable Lane in this month’s history article (p30). You can also win tickets to see the Noggin the Nog (p17) in Worthing and a copy of the book The Great Houdini see page 31. 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 36.

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Find the listed words in the grid. Words may be hidden horizontally, vertically or diagonally and in either a forwards or backwards direction.

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Win tickets to see Noggin the Nog Saturday 10th February, 2pm, Connaught Theatre, Worthing In the Lands of the North where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the Men of the Northlands sit around their great log fires and they tell a tale. The Viking storytellers Bring the wonderful tales of Noggin created by Oliver Postgate & Peter Firmin to the stage in this new piece of theatre for Children, Families and Fans. Accompanied by the brave and mighty Thor Nogson and the great green bird Graculus, we go North on a journey of adventure & discovery to battle the fearsome Ice Dragon and the dastardly deeds of Noggin’s wicked uncle; Nogbad the Bad! Silly Vikings, puppets, projection, live music. Of Noggin the King at Ramsgate. Directed by John Wright, Puppetry consultant Roman Stefanski, Puppets by Caroline Bowman and Ruth Herbert. Live music by the Company. Tickets and info at www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

Findon Valley Vale School Vale School have been very busy in the lead up to Christmas - all the children have been rehearsing for a huge variety of Christmas Nativities, shows and carol concerts across their year groups. A group of Year 6 children have also performed a number of carols at All Saints Church in the Valley to local residents. Their hardworking group of parent volunteers, Friends of Vale, that work tirelessly to raise urgent funds for

Win tickets to Noggin the Nog To be in with a chance of winning answer the following question: Q: What type of animal is Noggin? a) Dragon b) Giraffe c) Caterpillar Send your answer and full contact details including daytime telephone number to: Noggin the Nog Competition, PO Box 2237, Pulborough RH20 9AH or email competitions@sussexlocal.net Winner will be first entry drawn after 31st Jan 2018. Please indicate if you wish to remain on our mailing list.

the school, put on their ever-popular Christmas Fair last Friday. Stalls were set up in the hall selling a variety of gifts for every member of the family, including pets! Children also had the opportunity to visit Father Christmas during the fair, whilst they took turns, in their class groups to do their Christmas Shopping. If your child is due to start school in September 2018 and you are interested in visiting Vale School, the head teacher, Martin Garratt, is giving a final tour on Wednesday 10th January at 10.00am. Please call the school office to book a place (01903 872322). The deadline for starting school applications is Monday 15th January 2018 via www.westsussex.gov.uk/ admissions. www.vale.w-sussex.sch.uk


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Local Walks - January All walks are led by friendly, trained volunteers - please do check with the organisers for full details and for any last minute changes. Health walks are 30 – 90 minutes, supported by Walking for Health & Horsham District Council. Level 2 & Level 3 are more challenging, for fitter walkers, supported by Horsham District Council Mon 1 10:45am North Heath, Horsham 2 miles Meet Sussex Barn pub car park, off North Heath Lane, RH12 5PJ Tue 2 11:00am Health Centre, Steyning 2 miles Meet at Steyning Health Centre, Tanyard Lane, BN44 3RJ (TQ176113). Takes in parts of Steyning and the outskirts Wed 3 10:00am Henfield Byways 2-3 miles Meet Henfield Library, High Street, Henfield, BN5 9HN. Lovely walk around the twittens, ginnells and snickets of Henfield Sat 6 2:00pm Under the Downs 3.6 miles Meet at Storrington Recreation Ground car park, RH20 4PG. Towards the bottom of the South Downs escarpment Mon 8 10:45am North Heath, Horsham 2 miles Meet at Sussex Barn pub car park Tue 9 9:30am Buchan Country Park 3 miles Meet in the car park off Horsham Road (A2220), RH11 9HQ, on the Crawley to Horsham side of the dual carriageway Wed 10 7:00pm Ron’s Evening Walks 5-6 miles You WILL be walking in the dark, bring good torch. Car sharing encouraged, please ask if you require a lift. Please ring for details Sat 13 2:00pm Sullington Warren & Church 4 miles Meet at Storrington Recreation Ground car park, RH20 4PG. This walk visits Sullington Church and return via Sullington Warren heathland site Tue 16 10:00am Warnham 2 miles Meet at Village Hall car park in Hollands Way, RH12 3RH (TQ156335). Some gentle slopes and may be muddy. New walkers welcome. No dogs Wed 17 10:30am Storrington Riverside Walk 2.5 miles Meet at Storrington Recreation Ground Car Park, RH20 4PG Sat 20 10.30am Sumners Pond 4 miles Park opposite the Barn (RH13 0PR, TQ124268). A lovely walk through beautiful woodland and peaceful meadows Fri 26 10:00am Horsham (Hilliers Garden Centre) 7 miles Meet at bottom of car park at Hilliers Garden Centre Tue 30 10:30am Cowfold - Snowdrop walk 4.8 miles Meet in the middle of the village at the football field, at the junction of Farthing Cottages and the A272 (TQ214225). May see snowdrops Wed 31 10:30am Horsham Park Stroll 1 mile Meet at bandstand in Carfax (RH12 1FD). Choose a 30 or 60 mins flat walk around park and pond.

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Arun Adur Ramblers – www.arun-adur-ramblers.org.uk Mon 1 10:30 East Preston Meet at St Mary's church, Station Road, East Preston Wed 3 10:30 Barnham Meet opposite church at end of Church Lane, Barnham Sun 14 10:00 Highdown Meet at Highdown Gardens car park Sun 21 10:30 Lewes Meet at Lewes Railway Station car park Wed 24 10:30 West Wittering Meet at Old House at Home pub, Rookwood Road, West Wittering Wed 31 10:30 Hayling Island Meet at Car park by The Ship Inn, just before the bridge to Hayling Island

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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,

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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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MP Praises Neighbourhood Wardens

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has praised the work of neighbourhood wardens, saying that he has been “immensely impressed” by their 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. Wardens have operated in Steyning, Bramber, Upper Beeding

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Dramatic New Vision for Worthing’s Coast

A lagoon could be created on Worthing seafront as part of a dramatic new vision to herald in a renaissance of the town’s coast.

Worthing Lagoon would be created by a spit built out into the sea near Denton Gardens producing a calm water haven for water sports, swimming and boat moorings. The lagoon is just one idea produced in a plan by Worthing Borough Council as it seeks to ensure the seafront offer for tourists and local residents competes with other coastal towns. Other ideas in the Seafront Investment Plan are improvements to the promenade with more seating, a retaining wall and a new parade of beach huts on the western section. Contact news@adur-worthing.gov.uk to find out further details of the plan.

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Major investment for car parks Parking charges in some town centre car parks in Worthing are proposed to increase to help fund a much needed multi-million pound upgrade aimed at improving the experience of shoppers and visitors to the town. With a number of major regeneration schemes transforming the town, Worthing Borough Council leaders believe this should include upgrading its multi-storey car parks. To help fund the refurbishment, the local authority has recommended a number of modest increases to tariffs at some of the car parks it operates - the first proposed rise since 2014. The proceeds would support a major investment programme to High Street and Buckingham Road car parks, some of which is already underway, with new lighting and replacement CCTV already installed in both car parks and recently introduced night patrols to improve security at all sites. Business groups in the town - including the Town Centre Initiative and Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the fact prices would still compare favourably to those in neighbouring towns and cities.

The Price family and more than 120 club members and friends took part in the sponsored ‘spin’ on exercise bikes, from 2-6pm at the Golfers Lane club. Katie’s mum, Amy Price, has recently been diagnosed with the incurable lung disease Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) - a lung condition with no known cause or cure, which is responsible for one in every 100 deaths in the UK. Katie said: “My mum means the world to us. The news of her diagnosis was a shock, but we are determined to fight IPF together as a family. One in five people in the UK are affected by lung disease and millions more are at risk. I’m supporting the British Lung Foundation so we can raise much needed funds and awareness, for every single one of them.” www.blf.org.uk/donate

Katie Price in charity ‘Spinathon’

Katie Price brought a touch of glamour to a ‘Spinathon’ at Lanes Health Club in Angmering, which raised awareness and £1,600 for the British Lung Foundation.

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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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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

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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


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28 Charity Profile 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-

SUSSEX LOCAL 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.


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 Young Onset Dementia Services  Memory Assessment Service  Day Care services to give respite for carers  Training and education facilities for service providers  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 info@dementia-support.org.uk or visit website www.dementia-support.org.uk

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 equip-

ment can be set up in the home to promote independence.

 Community café and garden  Social activities - therapeutic sessions such as mu-

sic and reminiscence groups for people with Dementia to access a variety of social activities

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Findon’s Kilmore Club by Valerie Martin

Take a trip back in time with me. In the photograph above is the late Captain Ryan Price leading a small string of racehorses in the snow in Findon. The Captain had swung into the saddle that morning of Scots Line (no that is not a mistake, it is NOT Scots Pine). A decent track way had been scored in the white stuff by a bull dozer for the exercising of the horses. The Captain arranged things like that sort of thing in those days. I will set the scene to the Kilmore Club. Gerald Coldstream and his wife ran a country club on the sunny Italian Riviera for eight years until they found the resort was becoming too touristy and prices were rising tremendously. They both yearned for a home in Sussex, especially on the South Downs, and so searched for a suitable property. What better location could they have chosen than Findon? They bought a house in Stable Lane named Muthaiga from Mrs. N. Talbot Smith early in 1963.

Above is Kilmore (nearest the camera) jumping to win the Grand National in 1962. The Coldstreams thought the name of the Kilmore Club was a more appropriate title for the new business they planned to open — as the Grand National winner, Kilmore, trained by Captain Ryan Price, was stabled just up the lane. Their plan was to open an intimate club for members only where people could come along for a quiet drink and pleasant dinner at reasonable prices. At first the Findon residents, especially the Stable Lane ones, objected to the idea of a club opening on their doorstep but soon the big day arrived.

Above is the Kilmore Club in Stable Lane, Findon, in its heyday. On Saturday, 31st August 1963, Captain Ryan Price raised his glass and officially opened the Club, to a packed audience of 140. The year of 1963 did not end quite so well for the Down Stable. I often wonder how much Captain Ryan Price bellowed and cursed on 16th December 1963 when one of his horses "Wise Virgin" (an apt name) disappeared into the fog during morning exercise. The red-faced stable lads searched hither and thither. The search broadened. Apparently the racehorse has vanished over the downland. The horse was discovered at Sompting. In January 2014, I heard from Bob Price saying...."Ryan Price was my father, E.S. Price's brother...one of the clan of several...Ryan, Pat, Penry ( Anita), Sheila (Benson), Linky, Stephen. When I was serving in the RCN, I visited Ryan and Dorothy once in the early '60's at Findon, when my ship visited Portsmouth... and I actually sat on "Kilmore". Being astride Kilmore was like sitting on a v-16 cylinder engine... and? I almost got a nose bleed up there and? I got off quicker than I mounted. I cannot imagine thundering around on such a magnificent animal during a Grand National. My side of the family emigrated to Canada, post WWII after some time in India, settling first in Nelson, BC and then moving about Canada. Kilmore spent a pleasurable retirement on the Downs with a group of other retired racehorses, including the Gold Cup winner, What a Myth. Then, after he injured himself while out at grass, he lived his last years of retirement in luxury in a private paddock owned by the Findon sisters Rosemary and Marguerite Tripp. As the paddock was near the stables, Kilmore was able to see the other racehorses being put through their paces while he stood back with the odd neigh, and watched from behind the hedge. Sadly, Findon's Grand National veteran Kilmore had to be put down at the age of thirty-one in September 1981 after a serious back problem when he had cracked a vertebrae. Last but not least may I wish you all a most Happy New Year. Valerie.


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Win a copy of ‘The Great Houdini’ Documents of Houdini’s tours of Great Britain, including Brighton The Great Houdini: His British Tours by Derek Tait successfully pieces together Houdini's tours of Great Britain in the early twentieth century using archive material, old newspaper clippings and extensive research. His friendship with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is also documented, along with his involvement with seances and spiritualism. Between 1900 and 1920 Harry Houdini toured Great Britain extensively, visiting many of its major towns and cities. While there, he escaped from jails, jumped from bridges while bound up in chains, performed amazing escapades, tricks and illusions, and delighted everyone who came to see him. While at the Hippodrome in Brighton between 9 and 14 May 1904, Houdini escaped from a box constructed by a local staircase maker. In a later visit in he performed at least two recorded outdoor stunts while appearing at the Hippodrome. One involved him leaping from a tall ladder beside Brighton Pier and the other diving chained from a steamer.

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Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Egg on Toast Ingredients 30 g butter, plus a little extra for spreading 6 large free-range eggs  2 slices of artisan bread, toasted (my fav brown chewy - available from Village Larder)  sea salt  freshly ground black pepper  4 slices smoked salmon (available from Village Larder, Springs Salmon)  1 lemon , quartered  

Method 1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a moderate heat until it’s foaming. 2. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add to the saucepan. 3. Stir the eggs continuously with something flexible like a spatula to get right into the corners, and cook until little pieces of cooked egg are surrounded by soft, smooth and still quite runny egg. The egg will continue to cook even when the heat is turned off, so undercook

them slightly and leave them in the pan while you butter your toast. 4. Season the eggs to taste and pour over the toast. 5. Drape the salmon over the eggs and serve it with the lemon wedges. 6. Add plenty of black pepper and serve immediately I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for you custom throughout 2017 and myself and the team would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Village Larder will be closed on the 25th, 26th, 27th December 2017 and the 1st & 2nd January 2018 all days in-between we are open as usual, with FRESHLY BAKED BREAD available

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Fabulous Flooring Covering Sussex for 60 years Carpets date back many thousands of years. When first introduced to Europe in the 11th century, they were used as wall hangings or even on tables and Owners Keith (left) & Ashley it was not until the mid 18th century that they began to transfer to the floor. Wall Bros have not been around quite so long but celebrated their diamond anniversary this year. Keith Kirby and Ashley Horne have been at the helm for the last 20 years and told Sussex Local about the enormous range of materials that can now grace a floor. Carpeting remains the most popular choice but other products include Luxury Vinyl Tiles, laminates, natural wood and rugs. The sheer diversity of what is available can make choosing a floor covering a daunting task. This is where the knowledge and expertise of Keith and Ashley and their staff makes such a difference. They explained that they are more than happy to visit customers at home to discuss the options, bearing in mind the likely wear and tear and the compatibility with the rest of the interior decor. They also have a vast selec-

“Best Small Business 2017� Adur & Worthing Business awards

tion of samples in their shops in Worthing and Storrington with a choice of innumerable colours, textures and thicknesses. They recommend that customers visit the showrooms to view and touch the products or even take samples home. A carpet will be with you for many years; it is important to choose carefully. Customer service comes high on their agenda and they were enormously proud to win the Adur & Worthing Business Award for "Best Small Business" in 2017 especially as the judges said it was because "customer service is in your DNA". The company is always looking for the latest in carpet design and colour and the Spring is when many of the new ranges will be available. 225-229 Tarring Road Worthing tel: 01903 503638 16 High Street Storrington tel: 01903 744748 www.wallbroscarpets.co.uk


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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


through the door 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.

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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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Places to visit 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.

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


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Spousal Abandonment Syndrome By Karen Fleming, Fleming & Co Solicitors When one spouse, leaves his or her seemingly happy marriage without any prior warning, abandoning the other and children after a long marriage, an affair is usually involved. Some common factors associated with this “sudden collapse”: 1. No reason to believe that this would occur. 2. The news is usually broken during a random, conversation. 3. When asked why, most abandoners won’t respond logically, won’t admit the affair, and come up with a frivolous excuse. 4. The exiting spouse usually turns incredibly cold and vindictive towards the victim. Victims will often see their loving, doting spouse suddenly turn into a vicious and cruel unidentifiable ‘monster’, often refusing help with money, emotional support, and even child support. They exhibit zero remorse, treating the victim like a stranger. 5. When they reveal that they’re leaving, it’s often a “fait accompli.” No amount of begging will convince them to stay. Often, the abandoner will systematically devalue everything that they had. ‘I have been unhappy for years’. ‘I never loved you’. The recipient

will be completely shocked and distraught, not recognizing, accept in appearance, the person making such statements. 6. Lastly, the abandoner shows zero remorse, no guilt, no shame and the abandoner may even start a smear campaign against the spouse. It’s jarring and scary. What’s scarier still is that there’s often no way to prevent it happening. The abandoner often seems to have bottled up resentments for years and dedicated time to planning an exit, the catalyst being an affair. Many victims are left grieving the marriage that was and comment that the death of the partner would have been far easier to cope with. This syndrome is increasing, for reasons not entirely clear but mid-life crisis, children reaching adulthood, financial strain may be a few. The good news, if you are or have been a victim of this, is there are a lot of people like you, and Fleming & Co can put you in touch with others to talk to and share your story and help you heal. Friends and family help but only fellow sufferers really understand the depth of pain this syndrome causes. Like many traumas, the person who comes out the other end, with good support and time, is often a stronger and happier one. See www.flemingandco.co.uk or call 01903 446698 email karen.fleming@flemingandco.co.uk

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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 ‘did it years ago anyway’. 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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A record breaking year By Ivan Lyons Director Investment Solutions, Worthing With the company approaching its 30th Anniversary, 2017 was a recordbreaking year for the Chartered Independent Financial Advice firm – Investment Solutions with assets under management now exceeding £325M. The firm is firmly one of the largest independent financial advisor practises in Sussex, providing individual and bespoke advice to its clients in Sussex and further afield. A delighted Ivan Lyons, Managing Director explained: “Our success is down to the quality of our staff and to providing good-old fashioned advice” The company won a number of awards of late, including: New Model Advisor “Top 100 IFA 2017” In commenting as to inclusion within the Top 100 IFA firms within the country for the second year running, the judges commented: “A strong growth over the past 2 years, with assets under management increasing from £220M (2015) to £325M (2017) were found to be impressive, as well as the company investment process, client returns and the financial strength of the organisation”. Citywire – Shortlisted IFA Firm “South East England” 2018 and 2017 The company has been recognised as one of the Top 5 IFA practises by Citywire within the South East of England Most rated IFA Firm in Sussex via Vouchedfor VouchedFor is an independent service that allows the public to find, rate and review their IFA. Investment Solutions and its advisors continue to be rated impressively. Ivan commented to The Times, “at Investment Solutions, we don’t just promise a good service” he said “we guarantee it, whether a client is seeking to make their first investment into an ISA (for instance) or requires investment or pension advice on larger portfolios of £500k plus”.

If it has been a little while since you reviewed your finances – why not make a financial planning wealth check as your New Year’s resolution? Our initial meeting is at our cost. We look forward to hearing from you. Contact Investment Solutions: Grafton House, 26 Grafton Road, Worthing, BN11 1QT. 01903 214640 or send an email to Ivan at: ilyons@graftonhouse.net or visit www.investment-solutions.co.uk Twitter: @investment_sols


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Floors

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

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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: surveyor1@talktalk.net

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Care for your best pal Veterinary Services in Storrington Caring for a pet is a big responsibility. Whether the pet is a large dog or a small gerbil, it cannot fend for itself and it is the owner's duty to attend to its dietary needs, exercise and general health. An integral part of its care will in all likelihood involve the services of a veterinary expert. The training is long and intensive but the rewards are many, as Dr Julian Hoad who qualified over 20 years ago told Sussex Local. Julian is now head vet at the Crossways clinic in Storrington and he explained that like all medicine, new techniques are constantly coming into practice and are being adopted at the clinic. New treatments such as key-hole surgery, laser treatment and regenerative stem cell therapy give their animal patients the best possible treatment options but Julian emphasised that the family feeling of the clinic is equally important. Clients and their pets, he said, need to feel comfortable and the dedication and compassion of his staff help to put both owners and their animals at ease. The practice specialises in the care of small animals.

There are regular clinics run by trained nurses who can give expert and practical advice about general health issues, preventable healthcare, minor procedures and the management of chronic diseases. A recently introduced Pet Health Plan is an exciting new option for Crossways customers and Julian explained how the scheme enables pet owners to spread the costs of regular vaccinations, worming and flea treatment and also benefit from discounts on medication and food. It will ensure that regular health checks are not overlooked so that the general health and wellbeing of the animal is sustained for as long as possible. A happy, healthy pet with the best quality of life available is surely what owners will want for their much loved companions. Crossways Veterinary Group, School Hill, Storrington RH20 4NA 01903 743040 www.crosswaysvets.co.uk


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Findon Valley Residents’ Association Findon Valley Calendar 18

FVRA Arts & Crafts Group

Happy New Year! You still have a chance to buy the limited edition Findon Valley calendar for only £5.

Thinking of a New Year Resolution? How about joining the FVRA Art and Crafts Groups? Both groups are well attended, with a wide variety of skills. If you want to see what they do, you’re welcome to come along! Findon Valley Free Church is the location for both groups and entry is only £2 per session, from 2-4 pm. The Crafts Group takes place every Saturday and the Art Group every Monday. For more details please call Maureen Denton, FVRA Art & Crafts Event Officer on 01903 872004.

Every pound will go to Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. Available for sale from the sponsors – Curtis & Son and Keen & Betts – who generously paid for the production of the calendars alongside Findon Valley Post Office. Residents’ Surgery We are holding our next Residents' Surgery in the Library 10am – 12 noon on Saturday, 6 January. All residents are welcome to come along to discuss issues and concerns about any topic relating to Findon Valley. Members of our committee will be in attendance. This is how the FVRA helps to look after the needs of the local community with the opportunity of feeding back on any concerns or suggestions you may have.

New website Our new website now includes the history behind our local library and the two Valley churches as part of our series on how Findon Valley evolved from the late 1920s onwards. Other topics of interest include Sussex walks and public events, Community Watch and local Councils’ contact links. Visit www.findonvalley.org and get to know more about what’s going on locally!.


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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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Handyman / Property Svs

Letting Agents

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Pest Control

Private Hire / Taxi

Plastering

Roofing


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Shoe Repairs

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Tree Surgery

Business Directory / Advertiser Index 51 The Southern Co-operative 23 Furniture CFS Furniture 31 Furniture Restorers Barcombe Wood Finish Ltd 43 Garden Design Earth Architecture 37 Glorious Gardens 36 Greenacre Garden Design 36 Garden Machinery Servicing Findon Garden Machinery 38 Health and Fitness South Downs Performance 8 Home Entertainment Bowers & Wilkins 10 Home Furnishings & Gifts Gifted Worthing 7 Horse Manure Sussex Manures Ltd 38 Independent Financial Advisors Investment Solutions 41 NSure 25 The Mellor Practice 27 Kitchen Doors Dream Doors 19 Oven Cleaning Oven Cleaning King 35 Ovenu 35 Bathrooms Personal Training Bathe in Safety 12 KL Personal Training 20 Blinds Picture Framers Direct Blinds 28 Nicholas Gentle 31 The Blind Lady 43 Property Maintenance Business Consultants Valentine Maintenance 35 Chapter 3 Consulting 46 Pub/Restaurant Car Servicing The Village House Hotel 11 Keen & Betts 21 Slimming Stedmans Garage 52 Carpets & Flooring Slimming World Findon 20 Carpets & Vinyls Direct 26 Solicitors Wall Brothers 33 Fleming & Co 39 Cleaning Miller Parris Solicitors 45 Miss Mop Ltd 34 Surveyors Molly Maid Middleton 34 Property Doctor Surveys 42 Computer Services Travel & Holidays The Laptop Workshop 40 Loloflights.co.uk Ltd 43 Vipernet Technology 40 Tree Surgeon Conservatories and Garden Rooms Ashwood Tree Surgery 37 Greenspace (UK) Limited 5 Vet Courses Arun Veterinary Group 14 The Arts College 6 Crossways Animal Care Ltd 44 Domestic Appliances Visitor Attraction Carters Appliances 2 Worthing Ice Rink 6 Elderly Care Windows Doors Conservatories Clapham Village Care Home 22 Attwater Improvements 43 Funeral Director Rustington Windows 38 AG Morriss Funeral Service 40

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Sussex Local - Findon - January 2018  
Sussex Local - Findon - January 2018  

Sussex Local Magazine - local news, views, business directory and lots more, with the focus on events and activities around the Findon Villa...

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