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January 2011

Arundel - Amberley - Climping - Fontwell - Slindon - Walberton Local news and events through the door to 5,000 homes in this area every month

New Year New You Ideas to help you improve your health, wealth and home plus look great too!

What’s On

Local events this month

Winter Gardening Tasks, tips, weather outlook & more


WIN a Style Makeover!

Plus Local Walks, Travel, Fashion, Recipe, Prize Crossword Charity, Business Directory, Offers from Local Businesses


341 Goring Road, Goring-By-Sea BN12 4NX Tel: 01903 504440


Cover Photo Arundel Castle in snow kindly supplied by Sheila Mills.

So, a brand new year arrives! Do you feel full of vim and ready to face 2011? If not, a “Style Makeover” could be just what you need. See page 22 for your chance to win one in our January competition. You may also be inspired by our New Year, New You feature with ideas to improve your health, wealth and home, see page 14. Gardening is a great form of exercise and Phocas has some tasks to keep you warm outside, see page 25. Meanwhile, if you are already weary of new year resolutions, here are some amusing quotations to pass on to all those self-satisfied giver-uppers!

He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool. F.M. Knowles I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's. Henry Moore One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. John Burroughs May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions. Joey Adams New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time. James Agate A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. Author Unknown Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty. John Selden All the best for 2011,


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What’s On locally Charity/Community notice board Local Walks Linsi Halsey has “snow” much fun in Arundel!

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01903 868 474 / 0797 606 1109 info@sussexlocal.net www.sussexlocal.net Sussex Local magazine is published monthly and delivered free of charge to selected areas of West Sussex. There are four editions and display advertising starts at just £23 a month per magazine. 1) Pulborough edition (RH20 sectors 1 & 2) Pulborough, Bury, Fittleworth, West Chiltington village and Common, Marehill & Nutbourne. Total homes - 4,500 2) Storrington edition (RH20 sectors 3 & 4) Storrington, Sullington, Cootham, Washington, Ashington & Thakeham Total homes - 5,500 3) Findon edition (BN13 3 & BN14 0) - Findon Valley, Findon Village, Nepcote, High Salvington, Clapham & Patching Total homes - 6,100 4) Arundel edition (BN18 0 & BN18 9) - Arundel, Amberley, Climping, Burpham, Slindon, Fontwell & Walberton Total homes - 5,000 The combined circulation of all four magazines is over 21,000 homes.

Disclaimer - Whilst advertisements are printed in good faith Sussex Local is an independent publication and does not endorse products or services that appear in this magazine. Sussex Local cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions or claims made by contributors. The views and opinions of contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher.


What’s On

What’s On - January 2011

This guide covers a range of free and paid-for events across our region. If you are organising something which you would like to publicise in a future issue or on our website please enter the full details on to our website at www.sussexlocal.net/whats_on.htm. It is free of charge to list a local club, society, not-for-profit or charity event in Sussex Local Magazine or on our website and £20 + VAT for commercial listings to appear in all four editions - circ. of 21,000 homes (or free with a display advertisement). ****Please add February events to website by 5th Jan.****


Music / Singing

13 Jan 7:30 pm Charity Bingo Regular bingo evening held on the second Thursday of every month. Great prizes, raffle, refreshments and fun for everyone. At Storrington Village Hall, 59 West Street, Storrington RH20 4DZ 50p 08452 410 956 Jan Stephens marketing@maryhowtrust.org

25 Jan 7:30 pm Male Voice Choir Open Evening A come and see come and sing evening offering an opportunity to meet and consider joining a bunch of the men who form the Sussex Gruffs MVC. We sing for fun, raise money for charities and enjoy a good sing (rehearsal and training) every Tuesday evening. Rehearsal Venue All Saints Church, Cissbury Road, Findon Valley BN13 2PX Free. Contact Peter Ramsey on 01903 831165 or : ramsey917@btinternet.com

Wildlife 15 Jan 06:45am Dawn of the Ducks Join us for an early start and experience the reserve as the sun rises and the brooks come alive with the sight and sounds of the hundreds of ducks, geese and swans that spend the winter here. Your early morning efforts will be rewarded with a delicious cooked breakfast Booking essential £20 / £15 RSPB members at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Wiggonholt, Pulborough 01798 875851

29 Jan 7:30 pm Concert Chanctonbury Chorus sing Bach Magnificat and Mozart Requiem St Andrew and St Cuthman Church, Church Street, Steyning BN44 3YB £12.00 Contact Elizabeth Shepley 01273 452069 eliz.abeth@metronet.co.uk

Family Entertainment 22, 29 & 30 Jan 2:30 & 6:30pm The Pied Piper Of Hamelin Matinee performances 22nd, 29th and 30th January at 2.30pm. Evening performances 22nd and 29th January at 6.30pm Drinks and snacks available Ashington Community Centre Contact Jose 01903 892248 jose@joffharrison.plus.com or Georgina 01798 831945 flitney_feathers@yahoo.co.uk

Markets 8 Jan 9am Shoreham Market East Street 9-1pm 01273 263152 15 Jan 9am Arundel Farmers’ Market Fresh and locally sourced seasonal goods. Market Square, Town Quay, Jubilee Gardens 01798 865804 or www.arundel.org.uk 19 Jan 9am Billingshurst Market Jengers Mead Range of produce available from 9-1pm contact 07734 397890 22 Jan 9am Worthing Market South Street East 9am - 2pm contact 01903 203252 27 Jan 8:45am Slindon Village Farmers’ Market Coronation Hall, Reynolds Lane, Slindon BN18 0QU 8.45 to 12.30.

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21 Jan 7.45pm Dance Tuition in: Latin American and Ballroom Dancing ‘Learn To Dance’. Come and join us in a fun and friendly atmosphere with teachers who have over 20 years dancing experience. Only £3.50 per person for a 2 hour dance session at our ‘on-going' Beginner Adult Group Class’ EVERY Friday. Doors open: 7.45pm for an 8pm start at the Storrington Leisure Centre. 1 hour group tuition and 1 hour general dancing to practice the steps. New members always welcome

20 Jan 8:00 pm Play - Large Print Trash Find your borrowers card to join Jenny a full-blooded librarian playing family court judges and illiterate lovers to find honour and realistic literary heroes in a world gone large-print trash-romance mad. Dubious sanity and uncertain identity intertwine with wit, humour, rage and love. (NB Strong Language) Red Room at The Victoria Institute 10 Tarrant Street, Arundel BN18 9DG £7 Members / £8 Non Members mail@jonathanbrown.co.uk 07787 056272 team@thevictoriainstitute.org 26 Jan 6.30 pm Alice in Wonderland by Neil Duffield Join Oxfordshire Theatre Company, as the inquisitive Alice leads you down the rabbit hole into a mysterious world of the imagination. Discover curious creatures, puzzling people and unravel marvellous mathematical mysteries on Alice’s quest to find out who really stole the Queen of Hearts jam tarts! In a world where nothing is quite as it seems, but everything is just as it is, you never know who’ll pop up next on this trip to Wonderland! Adult £8 Conc £6, 01444 455440 Clair Hall West Sussex RH16 3DN

Courses 10 Jan 12:00 am Amberley Learning Centre Learning centre based in Amberley Village Hall offering tuition on Monday and Tuesday in core subjects for ages 10+. We are a non profit organisation. Contact Cathy Briggs 01798 831897 12 Jan 10:30 am Developing Digital Photos Follow on from Elements Stage 1 the course is over four Wednesday sessions. We will look at how the canvas area can be utilised create panorama pictures, explore tools and techniques for restoring old photographs and more of the tools and filters available in Elements. At the Open Learning Centre, Lodge Hill, Watersfield Near Pulborough RH20 1LZ £55 / £50 for members Carol Holly 01798 831411 openlearning@lodgehill.org.uk 18 Jan 7:30 pm The Transformation of China 10 week course at Billingshurst Village Hall, Roman Way, RH14 9QW £75.00 Pat Gallani 01403 782289 19 Jan 2:00 pm Introduction to Modern Art 10 week course exploring modern art through the work of major modern artists. Tutor - John Perrin at St Mary Room, East Street, Billingshurst RH14 9PY £75.00 Pat Gallani 01403 782289

Horse Racing 7 & 28 Jan 1pm Jump Racing Beat the January blues and join us for an exciting afternoon of jump racing at Fontwell Park 01243 543 335 www.fontwellpark.co.uk

Theatre 17 Jan - 22nd Jan 7:45 pm A Chorus of Disapproval Set in the rehearsal space of a thirdrate amateur operatic society Alan Ayckbourn’s wit and sharp observation of character shine through as he skilfully draws parallels between John Gay The Beggar Opera and the day to day activities of the society who are performing it. Priory Playhouse London Road Arundel BN18 9AN £8 members / £10 non members Box Office 01903 889645

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What’s On Computers

Clubs & Societies


04 Jan 7:30 pm Pulborough Computer Club Talk and Q&A session. Refreshments included at Pulborough Village Hall RH20 2BF £1.00 Pat Beard impcottage@talktalk.net

04 Jan 9:30 am Meet Friends at Pulborough Village Hall Pop into Pulborough Village Hall every Tuesday morning for tea, coffee and an opportunity to meet new friends. Transport is available. Pulborough Village Hall 01798 872540 05 Jan 7:00 pm Bridge Club Come and join us every Wednesday evening for a game of bridge. East Worthing Community Centre Diana 01903 263862 25 Jan 2:15 pm Walberton DFAS Monthly Arts Lecture - Paris A City in the Making by Thirza Vallois. At Yapton and Ford Village Hall, Main Road, Yapton BN18 0ET Free for members / £5 Guests. Contact Mrs Christine Brocklebank 01903 883876 thebrocklebanks@btinternet.com or Mrs P McChesney, Chairman 01243 553047

22 Jan 11am Woodcraft Skills Day Develop a range of woodcraft skills on this one-day course for parents or carers with a child aged 10 and above. Activities include fire lighting and using tools to make items from greenwood. Please bring lunch and robust outdoor clothing recommended. Woods Mill, Henfield. 11am-3pm Booking essential tel: 01273 497561

18 Jan 7:30 pm Pulborough Computer Club Genealogy - how to use your computer and online resources to reveal your family history. Refreshments included. At Pulborough Village Hall RH20 2BF £1.00 Email Pat Beard at impcottage@talktalk.net

Tai Chi 10 Jan 9:00 am Tai Chi Fortnightly on Monday at Pulborough Village Hall. £28 for 7 lessons Contact Jean Seagrim on 01798 872540

29th Jan 2-4 pm Arundel Scouts Taster Event. Activities for boys and girls aged 6 to 10 years. Drop in and find out about Scouting. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Opportunities for adult volunteers to work directly with young people or in a support role. At the Scout Hall, Green Lane Close, Arundel. Contact Mark Guy call: 07500 963 363 or crdo@westsussexscouts.org.uk

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1 Jan 12 noon Sompting Village Morris Dancers A New Year's Day tradition as Sompting Village Morris Dancers perform at noon at The Richard Cobden pub to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.

4 Jan 10am A National Trust Event. Looking to start the New Year in a healthy way? Take the Nymans exercise trail around the garden all month, ask about our walks in the woods, and take part in a light 30 minute personal training taster session in the garden from Sussex Boot Camps at 11am every Tue and Thursday during January. Booking Not Needed. 10:00 to 18:00 Nymans, Nr Haywards Heath RH17 6EB

18 Jan 6pm Storrington Village Networking A friendly group of local businesses meeting once a month at the White Horse Hotel in Storrington. A free event where you can promote your business and make new contacts. Open to all businesses from Storrington and the surrounding area. Contact 01903 868474 or email info@sussexlocal.net to book a place or see www.villagenetworking.biz for more information

5 Jan 8pm Sompting Village Morris Dancers will be celebrating our traditional torchlit Processional WASSAIL with all the usual colour, music and general razmataz in Tarring village. Bring rattles and noisy instruments and help us frighten off naughty bad spirits. For more details visit our website at www.s-vm.moonfruit.com Tarring High Street, Near Worthing

17 Jan 1pm Tree Planting Help us plant trees at Glebelands recreation ground to create a new copse area. The mixture of native trees will add interest and create a wildlife haven. 1-3pm By the pavilion Rife Way, Ferring This project is free but please contact us if you are planning to come. Katy Roberts 02380 769 719 katy.roberts@btcv.org.uk

31 Jan 5pm Arun Business Partnership A networking event and ‘jolly’ at the Fish Factory 5 East Street, Littlehampton BN17 6AU. 5-7pm. It's free, no need to book, just bring along plenty of business cards, meet lots of people and have a giggle. Email miriam.nicholls@arun.gov.uk if you would like to come along.

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8 Charity & Community

Arundel Rotary Club helps Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice Arundel Rotary Club hands over a specialised feeding chair to the Chestnut Tree Children's Hospice at a cost of £1,800. The monies were raised by donations, firstly with £400.00 from one of their own members, Barry Hopkins and his wife Lucy, holding an open gardens weekend in conjunction with the National Gardens Scheme. Arundel Rotary club then donated £500.00 with the balance of £900.00 being made up with a District Simplified Grant. Pictured in the photograph are President Geoff Allen, John Penny, Barry & Lucy Hopkins, Peter Reeve, Mark Bacchus & Malcolm Williams Chestnut Tree House is the only children's hospice in Sussex and cares for children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses from all over the county. Find out more about Chestnut Tree House on www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk

01903 871 333 or 07711 905 279

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10 Walks

Walking in the glorious Sussex countryside is a hugely enjoyable experience and an excellent way of keeping fit. You don’t need any special equipment and it’s completely free! The walks listed are part of the larger programme of walks offered by Horsham District Council, for further details please contact Jill Shuker on 01403 215269. All walks are led by friendly, trained volunteers - all you have to do is turn up at the stated time and enjoy yourself. Please do check with the organiser for any changes. Level 1 = Suitable for all even the very unfit and people with limited stamina. No stiles on level 1 walks. Level 2 = Moderate walking speed, expect stiles and inclines on the route. Level 3 = Fast steady pace. The route could involve steep inclines, stiles and rutted terrain.

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Kithurst South Circular 3 miles meet at Kithurst Hill car park. Hurston Place 4.8 miles meet at Glebe Surgery car park Storrington North Heath, Horsham 2 miles Sussex Barn car park off North Heath Lane. Billingshurst 1.5 miles meet at Billingshurst Library, Mill Lane. Thakeham Circular 3 miles meet at Thakeham Church car park. North Stoke 7.4 miles meet at Kithurst Hill car park. Pulborough Brooks 5 miles meet at the RSPB Reserve. Oddfellows Arms, Pulborough 8 miles 2 x 4 mile walks from the Oddfellows Arms St Mary’s Church, Horsham 2 miles St Mary’s Church, The Causeway, Horsham Parham Glider Field 3.6 miles meet at Glebe Surgery car park, Storrington Chanctonbury Ring 3 miles meet at Washington South Downs Way. Health Centre, Steyning 2 miles meet at Steyning Health Centre, Tanyard Lane Rudgwick to Baynards 5 ¾ miles Car park opposite the Kings Head(TQ091343). Wepham Down 6.5 miles meet at Kithurst Hill car park. Warnham Nature Reserve 1 – 2 miles meet at the Nature Reserve. Sandgate Park & Sullington 3.6 miles meet at Glebe Surgery car park Storrington The Burgh 4.5 miles meet at Kithurst Hill car park. Conservatory Café, Horsham 3.25 miles bandstand in Horsham Park. Serpents Trail, Fittleworth 10 miles No. 1 bus from Pulborough at 9:55am. West Chiltington 4 - 5 miles car park by West Chiltington Village Hall. Ditchling Beacon 5.5 miles clayton Windmills car park, off the A273. Southwater 2.5 miles park in the Cripplegate Lane car park. Itchingfield 3.5 miles Park outside the primary school (RH13 0NT). Sullington Church 3.3 miles Glebe Surgery car park Storrington . Lee Farm 5.2 miles meet at Kithurst Hill car park. West Chiltington 5 miles meet at West Chiltington recreation ground.

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14 New Year - New Home

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16 New Year - New Health

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Urban Rebound & Zumba - it’s fun to get fit! Urban Rebound is a group fitness class, which is set to music and performed entirely on a specially designed mini-trampoline with a non-slip surface. Rebounding uses the principle of gravity, acceleration and deceleration on a vertical plane to create G force. This increased force activates every single cell in the body, which adapt and become stronger to produce health benefits. The workout is very low impact as the rebounder absorbs 87% of the shock, compared with doing the same exercises on the floor. It’s very inclusive and suitable for exercisers aged 8 to 65 plus! All abilities and fitness levels are catered for as everyone works at their own pace and intensity by controlling how hard they push with their legs. Ditch the workout, join the party! The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easyto-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked. Zumba® fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! Peppy Fit offer Zumba® classes in Barnham on Wednesday and Thursday evenings for just £4 per class. Classes are also available in Angmering, Storrington and Worthing and other areas. Urban Rebound is available in Walberton and Barnham as a six week course and needs to be booked in advance to ensure your space. Classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Six week course only £30! Contact Jodie on 07799 877648 or email jodie@peppyfit.co.uk to book your course now! See the website for more info and full list of Peppyfit classes www.peppyfit.co.uk

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18 New Year - New Money

Shed some light on your finances in 2011 The New Year is always a great time to take stock of things with a view to making a fresh start. After the outlay of Christmas, financial matters will be high on the list for many people and following the economic difficulties of the last couple of years, revisiting and assessing your financial priorities is perhaps even more important than ever. Top Tips 1. Spend a little time working out your likely budget for the next 12 months. Will your income exceed likely expenses? 2. What does your personal balance sheet look like? What assets/debts do you have? 3. Review any investments you have. Are they working hard for you? 4. R e v i e w your personal insurance arrangements? If something happened to you tomorrow, would your family be able to cope financially? 5. What are your plans for retirement? Have you reviewed your pension plans recently? Will you have enough income in retirement? 6. Review your Will and any Powers of Attorney to ensure they still satisfy your needs. 7. Ensure you are using all available tax reliefs

and allowances. 8. If any of the above points give cause for concern, consider talking them through with an independent expert. Everybody’s financial priorities are different but all can benefit from an impartial assessment showing which parts of your finances are strong and which require development. See our special offer for Sussex Local readers and save £50. Andy McQueen, APFS is the Principal of Personal Financial Designs, an independent financial adviser based in Worthing, tel: 01903 233205 authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

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Landing the right candidate Cast your net wide to catch the best people for your business says Shelley Hirst Any business owner worth their salt will tell you if they could attract and retain the right people then their business will run smoothly and profits will flow. At the same time they know the reverse is true. If there are staff shortages or other issues then the energy tends to necessarily go immediately towards fixing the problem at the expense of other demands. The trick is to get the right people in place from the off. Fine in theory, but often difficult - and expensive - to achieve, especially in a company which, as is common, does not have the resources to employ its own personnel department. One of the biggest costs to firms is the recruitment process. Doing this “in house” takes time and costs money. There is the preparation of advertising in line with latest legislation. Then, in these tough times, there are plenty of candidates looking, so you can expect lots of applications to process. A short list has to be drawn up, and everyone contacted to either reject or first interview. By the time the right

applicant has been selected, you could have taken your eye off your business for as much as three months. Using a specialist recruitment company which gets to know your business and your requirements brings several advantages. The first is obviously to save you time, allowing you to focus on your core business. The agency should take the trouble to visit you personally to understand your needs and get to know the company. They should have access to a wide pool of candidates, including through specialist internet resources. From these, only a hand-picked selection should be put forward for interview with you, after having spoken with each candidate personally to ensure they are suitable. Finally, they should be with you right through to the final selection and eventual appointment, always with a view to selecting a candidate who will fit with your culture, people and processes for the long term. Shelley Hirst is the Managing Director of Green Fish Recruitment. based in Worthing. Tel 01903 503913 www.greenfishrecruitment.co.uk

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20 Seasonal Recipe

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Bread Pudding A tried, tested and tasty recipe for using up stale

8 ozs stale bread bread. Serve hot or cold with custard. 2 ozs suet by Sue & Steve Flemwell 2 ozs sugar 1 egg 6 ozs mixed dried fruit (sultanas, raisins, currants) 1 teaspoon mixed spice pinch of nutmeg milk to mix

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Break bread into small pieces and soak in cold water Strain and squeeze bread out as dry as possible Place in mixing bowl and break up with a fork Add dried fruit, suet, sugar and mixed spice Beat egg and add to mix plus enough milk to allow the mixture to drop easily from a spoon Place in a greased, shallow tin. Bake for one hour at gas mark 4 or 180c When cooked turn out on to a hot dish and sprinkle with sugar

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Cooking is fun – especially with friends. It is also a vitally important skill for everyday living - and the sooner you start the better! Love food – but not sure where to start? Need to find a healthier approach to family food? Come and learn some great, healthy, tasty dishes to start you off and give you the confidence to try lots more. Ask for the Perfect Xmas Gift! Book Now - for a half or one-day class including lunch, hands-on cooking and recipes to take away. Cookery writer and author Alex Barker will design classes to suit you. Get a few friends together (4-6) for a great day with a difference.

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22 Competition

New Year 2011 “10 Years Younger” Style Makeover Competition. Sussex Local, in association with Style Me Confident and The Beauty Lounge Findon, is running a New Year Style Makeover competition to help one lucky reader look and feel ’10 years younger’ in 2011.

How often have you wanted to look and feel 10 years younger? Would you like to feel more confident in your clothes? Do you want to look up to date but still appropriate for your age? The truth is that it doesn’t matter what size, shape, age you are because everyone can look and feel fantastic when they wear clothes in the best colours, styles and fabrics for them

Experience a Style makeover with Gay Richardson, our very own “Gok”. Enter our competition and you can experience a Style makeover with Gay Richardson, our very own “Gok”. This includes a full two hour colour and body shape consultation and analysis plus a personalised shopping trip with Gay Richardson www.stylemeconfident.co.uk (please note that clothes are not part of the prize). You will also receive a hair restyle courtesy of The Beauty Lounge in Findon as well as a make-up lesson with eyebrow shape and other beauty hints from the experts at The Beauty Lounge (www.beautyloungefindon.co.uk). If you would like to enter, please write to us to say why you deserve to win the style makeover. It is free to enter, simply complete the coupon and return it to us at; Style Makeover 2011, Sussex Local PO Box 2237, Pulborough, RH20 9AH or email full details to style@sussexlocal.net Please include a recent full length photograph of yourself. If you need extra space to tell us why you think you deserve to win then please include details on a separate sheet of paper. No more than 150 words please. Good luck! The winner of this competition will be featured in the Sussex Local April 2011 issue. Terms and conditions Closing date is 31/01/ 2011, prize must be taken by 28/02/2011 and winner must be willing to be photographed and comment on their make–over experience for the April edition of Sussex Local.

Style Makeover Competition January 2011 To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, simply tell us why you think you deserve to win in 150 words or less. Please complete the coupon below and send with a recent full length photograph of yourself to: Style Makeover 2011, Sussex Local, PO Box 2237, Pulborough RH20 9AH or email: style@sussexlocal.net The winner will be chosen after the closing date of 31/01/11. Prize must be taken in February 2011. The winner must be willing to be photographed and comment on their make–over experience for the April edition of Sussex Local (press date 7/3/2011).

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Connoisseurs Club

for those who enjoy the finer things in life

The Connoisseurs Club focuses on enjoying the best of wine, food and music. We have been pleased with the increase in membership during 2010 and are looking forward to some interesting and enjoyable events in 2011. Our events vary throughout the year from wine dinners at local restaurants in East and West Sussex, to wine tastings at historic and picturesque locations as well as unique music events. With the Connoisseurs Club there is always something different to look forward to. Our 2011 Connoisseurs Club Programme of events will be available shortly online www.travplan.co.uk/connoisseurs-club/ connoisseurs-club.asp And don’t forget Connoisseurs Club members enjoy discounts at selected Sussex restaurants and are automatically members of the European Travelplan Connoisseurs Club with benefits of luxury travel. There are many good reasons to join and we look forward to welcoming new members.

Membership Benefits include 5% discount on selected travel booked through European Travelplan Ltd 5% discount on selected restaurants including -The Old Forge, Storrington - Thirteen Church Street, Storrington - Bryces – The Old Schoolhouse, Ockley - Bryces Seafood Brasserie, Worthing - Sylvan Oak, Findon Village - The Star Inn, Alfriston 5% discount on wine purchases from The Old Forge Wine Cellar 5% discount on purchases from The Old Forge delicatessen Regular Wine Offers

MEMBERSHIP of our CONNOISSEURS CLUB costs just £10 per person for two years Please call 01903 745 451 for more details or email connoisseurs@sussexlocal.net


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Storrington January 2011

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To enter, please send your crossword answers and the coupon to: Sussex Local Crossword, PO Box 2237 Pulborough, RH20 9AH or scan and email to crosswords@sussexlocal.net. The first correct entry drawn after 31st January 2011 wins the prize. Good luck! STO 0111 Name: Full address: Postcode: email: Phone number: Mobile: From time to time Sussex Local and The Old Forge wish to keep in touch with information and offers. We will never share your details with third parties. Please tick here if you do not wish to receive such information

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BRITISH and CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS Just a selection of holiday tours you can discover in our 2011 QUALITY DOOR-TO-DOOR COACH HOLIDAYS brochure 14 Feb WEST COUNTRY WINTER WARMER – 5 days - £335 pp Staying at the TOORAK HOTEL in Torquay in the mild climate of the English Riviera with a new itinerary of interesting visits. 12 Mar MADAM BUTTERFLY at The Royal Albert Hall - 2 days - £195 pp Enjoy a memorable weekend in London with Stalls seats for a performance of Madam Butterfly. Includes four-star accommodation at the THE TOWER HOTEL and guided tour of London. 14 Mar LUDLOW & THE SHROPSHIRE HILLS - 5 days - £299 pp Staying at “the most handsome inn in the world” – THE FEATHERS HOTEL in the heart of the ancient market town of Ludlow. See our brochure for the extensive itinerary. 4 Apr CHESTER & NESS GARDENS - 5 days - £375 pp From the recently-refurbished Best Western WESTMINSTER HOTEL in the heart of Chester we will take you to Port Sunlight, Ness Botanic Gardens overlooking the Dee Estuary and Attingham Park. There is also an optional half -day excursion to Chester Zoo or the Anderton Boat Lift, one of the “Wonders of the Waterways”. 11 Apr NEWCOMERS’ INTRODUCTORY TOUR - 3 days - £189 pp A special short break for new or existing clients who have not been with Roadmark on holiday before. We stay at the charming HOTEL MIRAMAR in Bournemouth. Come and sample Roadmark hospitality. 15 Apr HOLLAND IN BLOOM - 5 days - £499 pp Including the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens and excursions to The Hague, Delft, Volendam and Amsterdam. Our hotel is the 4-star GOLDEN TULIP NOORDWIJK BEACH on the magnificent boulevard of Noordwijk aan Zee. Please telephone for a copy of our 2011 Holidays brochure

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