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‘I was able to go back to being mum’s daughter not her carer’ By Mandy Martin - Horsham “My mum, Lynne was an auxiliary nurse; all her life she cared for people, that’s just who she was. She had a stubborn streak too. You’d never be able to get her to do something she didn’t want to, and she was an organiser, right down to the instructions she left about dressing her in her favourite skirt and making sure she had her most treasured photos and letters from us all when she was gone. Mum had been feeling unwell since late 2015. She always had aches and pains so none of us thought much of it, but in May 2016, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and we were given options to help her. The minute we heard the word hospice, we thought ‘that’s it, job’s done’, but now we know that’s not completely true. Dr Gregory, one of St Catherine’s doctors, came to visit mum at home and was so good at explaining things. She was always happy to talk and give us time, and that

made a real difference. Mum also had support from St Catherine’s community nurses, who helped manage her pain at home, but when it became too much, she was admitted to the hospice. When I brought mum to St Catherine’s, it was my first time here. Mum didn’t want to go to St Catherine’s and neither me or my sister could get her to move from the car. She was so nervous her knees were knocking but a nurse spoke with her and she agreed to go inside. The minute we entered the hospice, someone offered me a cup of tea, and I instantly realised it wasn’t what I expected. It wasn’t like a hospital, it felt like a little hotel with a community feel. It was warm and welcoming and I wasn’t scared about leaving mum as I knew she’d be looked after. We settled mum into her room and helped her make it her own. She loved purple, it was her favourite, so we brought her purple bedding, family pictures and flowers, and myself and my sisters stayed with her overnight, sleeping in a chair by her bed,

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or in the relatives’ room. It was lovely that there were no visiting time restrictions - we could just be with mum whenever she needed us and, thanks to St Catherine’s, I was able to go back to being mum’s daughter - not her carer. Small details made a real difference too. We loved indulging in the ward’s drinks trolley and, one day, when an ice cream van arrived at the hospice, nurses brought mum an ice cream. She absolutely loved it! When mum was approaching the end, a doctor took us into the relatives’ room and told us it was short days. It was a nice way to put it, and I’ll never forget how lovely all the staff were, or how selflessly they cared for mum. Whenever they were with her, they’d talk to her even though she couldn’t answer, they used slip sheets to move her, they brushed her hair, and made sure she was eating and drinking whenever she was able. They even dipped a soft brush in water to keep mum’s lips moist. Whatever mum needed, it was there. Continued on page 2

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Continued from front page The night before mum passed away, my brothers, sisters and I stayed with her. She wasn’t alone for a single minute, and nurses tended to her all through the night, making sure she was comfortable and not in any pain. And their care didn’t stop once mum was gone. We left mum’s instructions with the nurses and they made sure mum had all her special bits, just like she wanted. When we visited, mum looked just like she was sleeping and we were able to spend as much time with her as we needed. My sister had made a blanket with our names on and we filled a secret pocket with pictures, petals and flowers; it was lovely. Mum was one of nine siblings, and her youngest brother, Mick, visited her just before she went into the hospice. As he got home from visiting, mum sent him a text message: “Loved to spend time with you but in better circumstances, please don’t forget me LAD, Love you to the Moon and back. Love Sis Lynne”. In September, Uncle Mick decided to do something to remember mum and raise

awareness of St Catherine’s. He loves bikes, so he’s embarking on a month long, 5,000 mile bike ride around the UK coastline on a motorbike that he’s built himself. His girlfriend’s painted the bike purple and covered it in roses, mum’s favourite flower, and we’ve nicknamed it Dancing Queen, after Mum’s favourite song. As Mick rides, he’ll have 12 dream catchers (to represent mum’s grandchildren) and six roses (to represent her children) attached to the bike. He’ll lay a rose in different places as he travels, as mum didn’t get to travel much while she was here, so this is his way of taking her on his journey with him. Uncle Mick will be leaving from St Catherine’s on Friday 21 July 2017 at 1.45pm, which will be exactly a year since we lost mum. For me, there’s no better tribute to the wonderful lady I called Mum. I’m so grateful to St Catherine’s for everything they’ve done. Thank you never seems enough, but raising money, so St Catherine’s can care for other people like they did mum, is my family’s way of saying thank you.”

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Energy upgrades light the way to library savings

The future of libraries is looking even brighter as the lighting in five of the West Sussex buildings has been given a new lease of life, in a bid to be more energy efficient. The County Council is working to reduce its energy costs and impact on the environment through a rolling programme of energy efficiency work at its corporate buildings. Under the latest phase, low-energy LED lighting has been fitted in public and back office areas at Horsham, Hassocks, Rustington, Storrington and East Preston libraries. The new fittings and bulbs will improve lighting for library users and staff, reduce annual energy consumption by more than 48,000 KWh and cut carbon emissions by 21 tonnes per year – contributing towards the County Council’s 2025 50% carbon reduction target. The work will also save an estimated £6,000 off the authority’s annual energy bill. With LED lighting requiring significantly less ongoing maintenance, these improvements are also expected to make savings to the County Council’s maintenance budget. The library improvements form part of the authority’s long-term commitment to reducing its energy consumption, increasing energy efficiency and generating renewable energy which is set out in the West Sussex Energy Strategy. This year, solar panels will be

installed at 50 schools (under a £3 million programme agreed by councillors in March) and further LED lighting upgrades will be carried out on a number of buildings, including County Hall, Chichester. The County Council’s second solar farm will also come on stream, by the end of 2017, generating clean energy for the grid and for use in WSCC buildings. The County Council’s energy projects are project managed by Your Energy Sussex, the WSCCled council energy partnership, and delivered by local contractors, which provides a boost to the local economy, jobs and skills. Cllr Deborah Urquhart, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “I am delighted that the County Council continues to lead by example on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The lighting projects show how, by investing a little up-front, we are able to improve the buildings that our residents use. while saving energy and reducing costs. The fact that the projects pay for themselves over time, and support local businesses to thrive, is a real bonus.” The West Sussex Energy Strategy, agreed by County Councillors in 2016, sets out the key actions which need to take place to build secure, affordable and sustainable energy for the county. This includes ensuring energy is used more efficiently, throughout the council, as well as by businesses and residents.

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Fun in the sun at Horsham’s Funday Sunday

photos by Horsham Festival Horsham’s latest event, FUNDAY SUNDAY, a joint venture from charities Horsham Rotary Club and Horsham Festival which has taken over from Sparks in the Park, saw thousands of visitors flocking to the Carfax and Horsham Park last Sunday. With the sun shining down, many activities for young children, teenagers and adults to enjoy and the food and drinks plentiful, the day was a huge success. David Keep, President of Horsham Rotary Club since July 1st, said “ We were absolutely overwhelmed with the success of this year’s event…. in our wildest dreams we never expected so many people to come along and then stay so long. Naturally the sunshine helped, but many people also commented on the beautiful ambiance of the event which was really welcoming to families young and old.” This year’s event was sponsored by Hendy Autos, Henfield Hire, Ringway, and Heritage, and support was provided by Horsham District


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Council and West Sussex County Council. It is intended to make Funday Sunday an annual event In the morning Horsham Rotary in conjunction with Benson’s Fun Fair organised free access to the fair’s fantastic rides and amusements for over 800 families with children with special needs from all over Sussex who shared a marvellous couple of hours. One mother wrote afterwards ‘We just had such a brilliant time and couldn’t believe it was nearly all free. My son said it was the best day of his life xxx’ ….. a huge thank you to Tommy Benson and his family. Meanwhile in the Carfax, the charity market, kids activities and food stalls attracted visitors and shoppers. From noon, Horsham Park opened to the general public. In the children’s zones, there were bubbles, balloons, face painters, clowns, amazing cars, soft play, and arty activities to name but a few. In the Sports zone Horsham Sparrows FC with Albion in the Commu-

nity, Horsham Rugby Club, Kung Fu, Basket Ball, Semka Karate, Rounders, Triathlon, Tennis, and Golf from Horsham Golf & Fitness as well as Mannings Heath Golf Club were just some of the offerings. Horsham Festival put on an afternoon filled with drama, music and dancing on the main stage which captivated a large audience throughout. There were many local groups such as the Sea Cadets, Olive Tree Cancer Support Unit and Fairtrade, and businesses displaying their wares and services in the Community and Business Zones; and in the Eco Zone there were sculptures to savour and many other exciting and unusual attractions. Last, but by no means least, the Food Zone had lots of tempting food and drinks to savour from beer to prosecco to cocktails, hamburgers, steak sandwiches, cheesy treats, cookies and lots, lots more. The organisers promise an even bigger and better show next year… one to look out for !

The Loxwood Joust confirms its support for Chestnut Tree House With less than one month to go until the Realm’s most spectacular mediaeval festival returns on the 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th August, The Loxwood Joust is delighted to announce its support of local charity Chestnut Tree House. This well-known local charity will be providing entertainment for all in the Children’s Kingdom and for the cost of a groat, are giving children the opportunity to Pelt The Peasant, or Parent, with wet sponges. The Loxwood Joust then exchanges all groats for cash and the more peasants pelted, the more funds secured for the charity! Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for East and West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and South East Hampshire, caring for 300 children

and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-shortening conditions. This is the third year that the Loxwood Joust has supported Chestnut Tree House, with £500 and £400 being raised for charities at the Pelt The Peasant attraction in the past two years. Jayne Todd, Community Fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House said ‘We are thrilled to be a part of the Loxwood Joust again in 2017 and look forward to seeing you all in the Children’s Kingdom!’ So step back in time and experience the verve and vigour of a world where lives were harsh and hearts were passionate at this unique, fun and educational day out for all the family!

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The Farlington School Sixth Form Ball was held at Slinfold Golf and Country Club on Friday 30 June.

Upper and Lower Sixth girls, together with staff and parents, enjoyed a three-course meal and dancing till midnight.

The Weald Sixth Form Graduation Dinner This year The Weald Sixth Form Graduation Dinner was held at the Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, on Friday 30 June. With over 120 students and 30 staff in attendance, the school community feel was evident. All experienced a night to remember! Students arrived looking opulent in their stylish outfits and were excited to take the opportunity to celebrate their hard work over the past few years. In keeping with tradition, the students organised the evening, arranging arrival drinks, a three course dinner, a professional photographer, a DJ and dancing, to keep them entertained until the early hours. There were speeches from outgoing lead prefects, reflecting on their time in sixth form with humour, nostalgia and very fond memories. Mr Backshall, Head of Sixth Form and Key Stage 5 Director of Learning, described the event as a “wonderful evening where students had the opportunity to reflect on their time in the sixth form.” He continued: “The whole event was planned and organised by the students (with the help of Mrs Tucker). A fantastic time was had by all. Many students will be heading off to university, or into the workplace, in September and we wish them all the best of luck.”


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Millais & The Forest School Prom night 2017 “Its been 5 years in the making, but on Friday night the Millais and Forest School prom of 2017 took place and was certainly a hit. Our Year 11s had a fantastic time at the Copthorne Effingham hotel, dancing the night away and judging by these photos, they certainly looked the part. The little girls that joined Millais in 2012 have now blossomed into beautiful young ladies in 2017. We know they have worked hard and done wonderfully well in their exams and on Friday night they put their best foot forward to dance and enjoy a wonderful night. Many thanks to Mrs Stephenson and Ms Monk for organising the prom and for making the evening a night to remember.�

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As always, Forest boys were resplendent in their Prom suits, with everyone looking incred-

ibly smart and well turned-out. The Prom was a great success and pupils left the Effingham Park

Hotel happy and smiling. A great finish to their school career! Mrs Siobhan Denning- Headteacher

The Prom King and Prom Queen were announced by the outgoing Head Boy and Head

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Outstanding students “well equipped for demands of university”

The Christ’s Hospital 2017 IB pupils have achieved a 100% pass rate with 30 points or more, which is a record achievement. IB pupils at Christ’s Hospital have gained an impressive set of results this summer, with over a quarter of the cohort of 27 pupils gaining 40 points or more (out of the maximum possible 45). Almost two thirds achieved 36 points or higher which is equivalent to A*A*AA at A2-level (or

523 UCAS points), while all of the pupils achieved 30 points or more which is equivalent to A*A*A at A2-level (or 392 UCAS points). Special mention should go to Phoebe Thornhill who achieved 44 points out of 45 and will be taking up her place at Oxford in the autumn to study Biological Sciences. Other stellar performances were seen from Celine Hou (42 points), Aoife Kelly (42 points), Roberto Salvia (41 points) and Indigo

Douglas (also 41 points). By way of comparison, 41 points is equivalent to at least A*A*A*A* at A2level. Those pupils who achieved 38 points or more include: Phoebe Thornhill (44), Celine Hou (42), Aoife Kelly (42), Indigo Douglas (41), Roberto Salvia (41), Helen Hou (40), Riccardo Silvestri (40), Carolina Trinker (39), Clemens Vogt (39), Rafaela Alford (38) These outstanding results will see the pupils secure places at some of the top universities in this country including Classics at King’s College London, Classics at Edinburgh, English and German Law at King’s College London, English at Warwick, Law at Birmingham, Politics, plus Philosophy and Law at King’s College London. “I congratulate pupils and their teachers on another superb set of IB results” said John Franklin, Head Master of Christ’s Hospital, “I am delighted and extremely proud of our IB pupils they have achieved some truly outstanding results in this world class qualification. They have worked tirelessly across six separate subjects and are now well equipped for the demands of university.”

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Circuit breakers a must for every modern-day home

Firefighters are urging all West Sussex residents to check their properties have fuseboxes that include modern circuit breakers, following a fire last week caused by an electrical fault. Crews from Crawley and Horsham dealt with the fire, at a property in Gossops Green, which started in an extension lead behind the microwave and toaster in the kitchen. The advent of new technology means we are using more and more electrical appliances in the home, so the risk of electrical accidents is higher than ever before. Circuit breakers are automatic protection devices in the fusebox that switch off a circuit if they detect a fault. Mark Hayter, WSFRS Fire Investigation Officer, explained:

“Unfortunately the old wire fuses in this property did not trip the electrics early enough to stop a fire from igniting. It’s very important that residents and home-owners check their fuseboxes to ensure they are in line with current standards. Any electrical work, including the installation of circuit breakers, should be carried out by a qualified electrician. “No matter how careful you are, accidents can happen, so make sure you have a smoke alarm on every level of your home and ensure they are tested regularly.” For more information on electrical safety in the home, including fuseboxes and circuit breakers, please visit: www. West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is at the heart of West Sussex County Council’s Communities and Public Protection Directorate, working to support communities to become safer, stronger and more resilient through a combination of prevention, protection and response activities.

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Peter James ‘thrills’ his Horsham audience

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by Vranken Pommery UK Ltd. Peter kindly signed books for guests and there was even the opportunity (eagerly snapped up) to bid for the chance to name one of the characters in a future Roy Grace story! Peter spoke movingly about Action’s work to help children with rare diseases through vital medical research. The event, which quickly sold out when tickets went up for sale in April, raised more than £3,000. Speaking afterwards, Peter said: “I absolutely love hosting events like this cream tea. Not only are they a chance for me to relax and enjoy myself with some wonderful company, but they also help raise awareness and funds for Action Medical Research. It’s a tremendous charity and I am proud to be a supporter.” Action’s Community Fundraiser for the South East, Katia King,

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Literary lovers were given a real treat on Thursday 29 June, when the international best-selling crime writer, Peter James, hosted an afternoon tea for Action Medical Research. The author, who has supported the charity for more than a decade, regaled the intimate crowd, at Mannings Heath Golf Club & Wine Estate, with tales from his life as a crime writer who works closely with the police in Sussex – some chilling, some amusing and all fascinating. In addition to enjoying Peter James’ speech, audience members were treated to a glass of Pimm’s and a delicious cream tea. A raffle was generously supported, with prizes including beauty vouchers from the Wellbrook Sanctuary in Southwater, a month’s gym membership at Gaché Health Club and a magnum of Pommery Champagne donated

said: “We are extremely lucky to have such passionate supporters and Peter James is always willing to help us, whenever and wherever he can. “He had the guests in stitches with his speech, which is in stark contrast to the chills and suspense he normally instils with his novels! I can’t wait to hear what he has to say next year.” “We’re very grateful to our new Horsham fundraising group, who did a fantastic job helping to organise the event. Anyone who is interested in joining them would be extremely welcome and can contact me on 07821 117881.” Action Medical Research is a UK-wide children’s charity, which funds desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many children. It has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began, in 1952, including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy and testing the rubella vaccine. The charity is currently funding research into conditions, including asthma, prematurity, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions.

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Thursday 27 July. Following in the famous footsteps of the likes of Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini and James Morrison, who have all played at the South London pub, Grace will be performing a 45-minute set at 9pm. This



Singer-songwriter, Grace Monroe, who grew up in West Chiltington, is set to take centre stage for the first time, since releasing her debut single Paper Heart last month, at the critically acclaimed venue, the Bedford in Balham, on

will include 11 tracks, six of which are from her upcoming album The Truth About Love. Grace’s music is influenced by her passion for blues, jazz and soul, and her debut performance at the Bedford will perfectly portray her talent and passion for music. The debut single was written by Grace, alongside producers OJ (OFER SHABI) and Yaniv Fridel at Soho Sonic Studios. Grace said: “The Bedford is one of London’s finest music venues, and has seen so many household names perform there. To be able to showcase my work at such a legendary place is an amazing opportunity. I’m hoping that it will be a night to remember for everyone.” Paper Heart is available for download from all major platforms, including iTunes, Spotify and Deezer. To view the Paper Heart video, please visit: Roe4CJ_WWkg or, for more information and to follow, please visit:, Facebook: @gracemonroemusic, Twitter: @GraceCMusic

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Family fun at St Catherine’s Hospice Dragon Boat Festival

St Catherine’s Hospice Dragon Boat Festival is bursting back into Tilgate Park, on Sunday 10 September, for another day of free, family fun. Sponsored by Vines of Gatwick, the local hospice’s Dragon Boat Festival is one of its most exhilarating fundraisers, and this year it’s bigger than ever! Between 10am and 4pm, come along to cheer on 35 teams, made up of local businesses, who have already signed up, as they race across Tilgate lake in a bid to be crowned 2017’s Dragon Boat champs. Back on land, get in-

volved and try your luck on traditional stalls, like hook a duck and china smash, tackle a giant inflatable assault course, bounce on the bouncy castle, or relax with delicious food and drink from onsite food vendors and a fully equipped bar. This year, for the first time ever, the fun continues on into the evening, with live music from 4pm to 8pm from local bands. Tom Abbott, Community and Events Fundraising Manager at St Catherine’s, said: “This year marks 15 years of our Dragon Boat Festival and we’re ready to celebrate! By coming along to support

this free event, you’re helping us be there for terminally ill people in your local community when life comes full circle. Last year, our festival raised more than £50,000, and we’re aiming to raise even more this year, so we hope lots of you will come out to support us, at what is always a great day out for all ages.” Don’t miss this ‘oar-some’ day out! For more information, please visit:, email comfun@, or call St Catherine’s Events Team on 01293 447361.

Blue is the colour especially for fashion

The colour red shocks and stands out, black and white contrast, but blue is just ‘there’ – it is so common a colour, we often forget to see it. Billions of humans have at least one blue item, for instance, the ubiquitous jeans, forgetting it is the colour blue. Yet, as the stunning exhibition Once in a Blue Moon (at Horsham District Council’s Horsham Museum and Art Gallery) shows, when blue is actually seen it is surprisingly vibrant, challenging and dis-

tinctive – turning clothing into anything but ordinary. Man has been trying to ape the natural blue colour for centuries, using raw materials to create dyes. The rich, almost acid blue of azurite was only mimicked in the Victorian era, when Nobel Award winning Adolf von Baeyer created the synthetic dye. But, he was not the first to attempt it. William Perkin discovered the first synthetic dye, some 40 years earlier, called ‘mauveine’. Before then, plants, such as In-

digo, were used (and still used), whilst artists used the stone Lapis Lazuli to paint the vibrant folds of dresses in medieval miniatures. With over 20 items of clothing spanning two centuries, the Once in a Blue Moon costume exhibition shows how colourful and different blue can be: not just light blue to dark blue, but a complex range of blues that have hints of other colours emerging out of the shadows. They range from the earliest item, a handmade blue Georgian garter (c.1780) to a 1980s handmade waistcoat. Whilst blue is often associated with boys, this exhibition shows that such colour stereotype is a recent development, particularly when it comes to adult fashion - from a blue cape from the 1930s to a blue swimsuit from 1910, to a 1930s evening dress and coat. One item that stands out is a peacock blue velvet suit made for a ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’ of the late Victorian era. To see this, and all the other items in the Once in a Blue Moon Display, visit Horsham Museum and Art Gallery between 20 June and 20 December. Horsham Museum and Art Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10-5pm. Free admission. www.



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My Kinda Students! Record win Annual Artists in for Collyer’s at Nestlé Final Residence Exhibition

8 Collyer’s students participated in a half day ‘MyKindaFuture’ Assessment Centre final at Nestlé’s Head Office in Gatwick, to compete with other students from right across the south east, for a one week paid work experience placement over the summer. After tough and competitive assessments, Ethan Bennett, Mae Kenealy, Chloe Wooden and Melissa Eager were lucky enough to be selected and have each won a paid placement over the summer. The college were proud to have a record 8 qualify for the final with 4 winners! Georgia Neath, MyKindaFuture Events Manager, was impressed: “Just 13 work experience place-

ments were offered at Gatwick this summer, so it was very competitive. Collyer’s students performed brilliantly; the Nestlé employees and our MyKindaFuture tutors were very impressed!” The Collyer’s students who won through to the final were: Chloe Wooden, Mira Haq, Fynley Knight, Ethan Bennett, and Ella Lewis; Jessica Ong, Mae Kenealy and Melissa Eager. Mason Elliott, Commercial Apprentice at Nestlé, was equally impressed: “The Collyer’s students showed a genuine interest in Nestlé as a company and the opportunities we offer. It was clear they’d done their research be-

forehand and they put great effort into all the tasks. Well done to all of them!” Lucy Hargreaves, Employability Co-ordinator at Collyer’s said: “It’s fantastic to be working in partnership with organisations like Nestlé and MyKindaCrowd, to provide our students with the employability skills to kick-start their careers. “Nestle and MyKindaCrowd were massively impressed by the calibre of our students. Well done to Chloe, Mira, Fynley, Ethan, Ella; Jessica, Mae and Melissa for reaching the final. They are super stars!” Collyer’s Senior Tutor, Ian McAlister, said: “Big thanks to Nestle and MyKindaCrowd who have been brilliant, as usual. We are also hugely grateful to Lucy and everyone involved, for making this important employability opportunity possible”. Collyer’s Vice Principal Steve Martell added: “Collyer’s and Horsham should be incredibly proud of these talented and hard-working students for reaching the final. We have run dozens of employability events over the past year, and I have seen these students attend almost all of them, day and night. I’m genuinely not surprised that they have created history for the college and, given their ability and how hard they work, we wish them every success on their inevitable success stories”

What’s a typical day at Skylark House?

The art school at Christ’s Hospital has kept a tradition of ‘housing’ artists in residence to work alongside, and help the pupils. Every two years, the art department welcomes a new artist to hold the position; For the first time in the art school’s recent history, there have been three artists in residence, working concurrently over the last two-year period. Mr Mead, Miss Phillips and Miss

Catterall work fervently and secretly in their studios. The pupils rarely see their work, but when they do, they are truly intrigued by some of the processes and final products created. During the last week of the summer term, the annual artists in residence exhibition took place. As they go onto their different artistic and farming routes, they will be missed for their company and tireless support.

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We take notices for all celebrations, births, deaths, marriages, anniversaries and acknowledgements To book your notice, please contact the team on 01403 793777 or at HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 Notice is hereby given under Article 15(3), (4) or (5) or Article 16 that the following applications have been submitted to Horsham District Council, registered between 3rd July 2017 and 7th July 2017 Please note the below list of applications advertised are only those we are required to do so by law. A full list of applications is available by visiting our website at

DC/17/1460 2 Stable Bungalow Lock Partridge Green Horsham West Sussex RH13 8EG Application to confirm the constant occupation of 2 Stable Bungalow by persons not employed in agriculture or forestry, in breach of conditions attached to AH/3/52, for a continuing period in excess of ten years. (Certificate of Lawful Development Existing) Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.


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DC/17/0671 Westlands Farm Billingshurst Road Ashington West Sussex Proposed amendments to the external appearance of the main building and extension of the roofline to accommodate increased floor space at first floor level (including new self-contained accommodation and additional associated facilities) and an amended reception area at ground floor level. (variation of condition A of planning permission DC/12/1276) Reason for Advert: Major Development. Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/14/1943 Land North of Heath Barn Farm Bungalow Billingshurst Road Broadbridge Heath West Sussex Residential development of 49 dwellings - Revised Layout and Affordable Housing Offer Submitted 23 June 2017 Reason for Advert: Major Development.

DC/17/1487 Thomson 56A West Street Horsham West Sussex RH12 1PL Proposed removal of existing branded signage. Installation of 1x externally illuminated acrylic logo, 1x externally illuminated projecting sign and reverse applied digitally printed graphics. (Advertisement Consent) Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. Conservation Area. DC/17/0054 Land East of Billingshurst Billingshurst West Sussex RH14 9PX Creation of a temporary construction vehicle access off A272 - Amended Plans Submitted Reason for Advert: Major Development. DC/17/1452 Moralee Farm Haglands Lane West Chiltington West Sussex RH20 2QS Proposed siting of temporary rural workers dwelling and erection of 270sqm agricultural building (Revised scheme to previously approved application DC/16/1866) Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/17/1431 Bar Cottage Bar Lane Southwater Horsham West Sussex RH13 9DL Proposed erection of single storey rear extension, side conservatory and detached timber double garage Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/17/1496 Bidlington High Street Steyning West Sussex BN44 3GG Proposed erection of first floor extension and staircase to form self-contained annexe over existing garage. (Resubmission of previously withdrawn application DC/16/2692) Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. Conservation Area. DC/17/1463 1 Stable Bungalow Lock Partridge Green Horsham West Sussex RH13 8EG Application to confirm the constant occupation of 1 Stable Bungalow by persons not employed in agriculture or forestry, in breach of conditions attached to AH/3/52, for a continuing period in excess of ten years. (Certificate of Lawful Development - Existing) Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. DC/17/0623 Two Hoots Furners Lane Woodmancote West Sussex BN5 9AE Retrospective application for the installation of a mobile home, fencing, hardstanding, and new entrance Reason for Advert: The development would affect a Public Right of Way. South Downs National Park Applications SDNP/17/03280/FUL Site Address: Drewitts Farm Church Street Amberley Amendments to previously approved application SDNP/14/01150/FUL. Proposed alterations to roof line and building length of plots 8 and 9. Reason for Advert: Involves a Listed Building.

A copy of each application and the submitted plans are available for inspection on the Council’s website Any person who wishes to make representations about any of the applications below should do so using the online facility or by writing to us at Development Management, Horsham District Council, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1RL by no later than 21 days from the date of this advert. Please note that any representations received will be made available for public inspection and posted on the Council’s website or the SDNP website.

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Keeping your cool at work This month our Award Winning Business expert Janette Whitney asks – are you hot under the collar janette whitney Business Consultant

As temperatures soar, employers are being asked to take steps to reduce the temperature in the workplace. Health & Safety guidelines state that employers have a duty to ensure reasonable workplace temperature, but evidence shows that due to the unreliable British summer, too many employers fail to monitor workplace temperature closely enough. Surprisingly, although the law sets out minimum temperatures for the workplace, there is no clear legal maximum. Regulation 7 of the workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 provides that ‘during working hours, the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings shall be reasonable’. In 2004, following requests for a maximum temperature to be created, the government stated that it would not introduce a maximum workplace temperature, as it would be too impractical. The World Health Organisa-

tion has stated that the maximum temperature for ‘comfortable’ working (which, of course, is different from the maximum temperature for ‘safe’ working) is 24 degrees Celsius. Perhaps the best guidance is the call from the TUC, in 2003, for a maximum workplace temperature of 30 degrees (or 27 degrees for those doing strenuous work). If temperatures in your workplace are approaching these levels, you need to think seriously about ways to manage risks such as fatigue, dizziness, dehydration and asthma. Failure to take reasonable steps (which would include introducing portable air conditioning machines, fans, providing free water or allowing longer breaks) might result in civil liability if an employee suffers ill-health. It should also be borne in mind that an employees age, build and medical factors, may affect an individual’s tolerance of the heat/ humidity and hence productivity. On the other side of the coin, there are minimum temperatures for the workplace laid down under the Health & safety legislation. The temperature should be

comfortable – at least 16 degrees Celsius where people are seated or don’t have to move much and at least 13 degrees Celsius where people are active. If the temperature must be lower, people should not be exposed for too long and wear suitable clothing, provided by the employer. If a summer slump in your business productivity is to be avoided, you need to take into account heat as a workplace risk. For practical and impartial advice for your business issues contact me on 01403 733671 or visit About Janette Janette Whitney ACIB MCMI is a Multi- Award Winning Business Consultant and business growth specialist providing practical strategic advice to businesses from start-ups to £10m turnover companies. Professionally qualified with 38 yrs. business experience and a proven track record of satisfied clients, she helps businesses to grow profitably and achieve their goals. Janette is also an award winning business author, and media columnist.

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Human Nature Garden, Horsham Rocks Presents HorshamBandstand, Park Horsham The 13:00 til 17:00 Carfax, Horsham Horsham Rocks Presents: 11:00 til 16:00 Chelle Dean Nell Bryden TheCapitol Carfax,Theatre, Horsham The Hor14:00 - 16:00 sham Double Dare 19:30 Broadbridge Heath Larger Than Life DuoVillage Centre, Broadbridge Heath Goffs Park Social Club, 21:00 Crawley Alibi 20:30 The Malt Hounds ofShovel, Sound Horsham 20:30 Broadbridge Heath Village Black Heart Angel Heath Centre, Broadbridge The Bedford, Horsham 20:00 20:30 Quo-caine The Mulberry, Goring 20:30 Black Heart Angel The Malt Shovel, Horsham Horsham Garden Music 0:30 Festival: JAZZ, SWING & BLUES Human Nature Garden, Horsham Park 13:00 Saxon - 17:00Beardsmen South Gathering The Malt Shovel, Horsham 12:00 til 18:00 Open Mic night Acoustic Open MicBroadNight The Shelley Arms, The Jolly Tanners, Staplebridge Heath field 19:30 20:00 Riverboat Shuffle


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South Lodge Hotel’s Movies by Moonlight Summer has well and truly arrived in the UK, and luxury country house South Lodge is welcoming the warmer months with the return of its Movies by Moonlight series. The Horsham-based hotel, part of the Exclusive Hotels and Venues group, is inviting guests to experience its outdoor cinema offering, open from July through to September. Admire the breath-taking views of the South Downs, as you wait for the show to begin, with the Picnic and a Movie package. With timeless favourites, such as Dirty Dancing and The Bodyguard, starting at sunset, this is the perfect opportunity to roll out your picnic rug, relax and enjoy the warm summer evenings, armed with a summery spread of your choice. For those after a more formal setting, Dinner and a Movie begins with a delicious three course meal on the Camellia restaurant terrace, followed by coffee and popcorn to enjoy throughout the film, with a selection of cocktails available on request. Located within 93 acres of beautiful Sussex downland, South Lodge is the ideal setting, in which to enjoy a variety of classics ranging from Mission Impossible

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to Cocktail to Notting Hill. Movies by Moonlight fully embraces the blockbuster theme, with a pairing cocktail created especially to reflect each movie. Kicking things off with a Dinner and a Movie showing of Top Gun on 31 July, guests will be able to sip on a Danger Zone cocktail; a smooth and fruity concoction of Jack Daniels, banana syrup, pomegranate liquor, lemon juice and fresh pear. Picnic and a Movie Sunday 13 August – Dirty Dancing Sunday 20 August – The Bodyguard Monday 28 August – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Dinner and a Movie Monday 31 July – Top Gun Wednesday 2 August – Cocktail Monday 7 August – The Grand Budapest Hotel Wednesday 9 August – Bridget Jones’ Baby Wednesday 16 August – Mission Impossible 1 Wednesday 23 August – Lion Wednesday 30 August – La La Land Monday 4 September – Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Wednesday 6 September – Notting Hill Monday 11 September – Top Gun

Summer Holiday Fun at Squire’s Garden Centres

Squire’s Garden Centres have some great gardening and craft activities for children this Summer Holidays. Called “Create & Grow”, there are different activities each week; including planting and decorating a strawberry pot, painting a ceramic toadstool birdhouse, and decorating a trio of bug wind chimes. Create & Grow at Squire’s starts on Monday 24 July and runs until the end of August. Sessions take place every Monday and Tuesday morning (9am12.30pm), as well as Wednesday mornings at many centres. There is a paid-for and a free activity each week, and there’s no need to book - simply turn up on the day. All activities are on a first come, first served basis. Excludes Squire’s in Chertsey & Woking. www. Dates: 24 July - 30 August Times: 9am-12.30pm Cost: Some activities are FREE, others cost between £2.50 and £6 Days: Mondays, Tuesday & Wednesdays - Squire’s Badshot Lea, Cobham, Crawley, Long Ditton, Design Search Social

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Milford, Shepperton, Stanmore, Twickenham & Washington; Mondays & Tuesdays - Squire’s Hersham, Reigate, West Horsley & Windsor CREATE & GROW ACTIVITIES w/c 24 July Plant & Decorate A Strawberry Pot (£5.75) + Spot The Difference (FREE): Plant your own delicious, succulent strawberries in a personalized glittery terracotta pot. All you need is a splash of creativity, water, sunlight and a little love (Plant & decorate a strawberry pot 24, 25 & 26 July*) w/c 31 July: Paint A Ceramic Toadstool Birdhouse (£4.50) + Plant Maze (FREE): Decorate a ceramic toadstool birdhouse to place in your garden for your feathery friends to enjoy (Paint a toadstool ceramic birdhouse 31 July, 1 & 2 Aug*) w/c 7 Aug: Paint A Pair Of Pebble Animals (£3) + Wildlife Wordsearch (FREE): Create a pair of adorable pebble creepy crawlies to place in your garden at home. Anything is possible at the tip of your paintbrush (Paint a pair of pebble animals 7, 8 & 9 Aug*) w/c 14 Aug: Plant & Decorate A Beautiful Summer Bowl (£6) + Spot The Difference (FREE): Plant and look after your very own beautiful flowers in a large stylish terracotta pot, which you will personalise with a glittery design (Plant and decorate a beautiful summer bowl – 14, 15 & 16 Aug*) w/c 21 Aug: Decorate A Trio Of Bug Suncatcher Wind Chimes (£4) + Bug Wordsearch (FREE): Get creative with colour and create a trip of bug suncatcher wind chimes to brighten up your bedroom or garden (Decorate a trio of bug suncatcher wind chimes - 21, 22 & 23 Aug*) w/c 28 Aug: Wildlife hunt with sweet treat (£2.50) + Bug Colouring Competition (FREE): Find the paper bugs hidden around the centre to reveal a secret word, Tell us the word and we will reward you with a sweet treat (Wildlife hunt with sweet treat – 28, 29 & 30 Aug*) *Wednesdays at selected Squire’s centres

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Art Trail - Horsham Artists Open Studios It was a summery start to this year’s Horsham Artists Open Studios event. Many people resisted the urge to go to the coast and followed the Art Trail instead. Visitors enjoyed seeing the work of the 26 participating artists, bought items, or just chatted about the works on display. While many were first-time Arttrailers, the artists were delighted to see regular visitors, too. Textile artist, Esther Clark, commented: "It was particularly flattering to find some visitors came specially to see a particular artist!" Part Two of the Art Trail will be on Saturday/Sunday 15-16 July, from 10AM – 5PM, at 12 locations in and near Horsham. To see truly exceptional work on display and for sale, please visit:, or pick up a trail map in the Library, Museum or any of the other locations in Horsham. Free entry to all venues.

Summer Opera Gala at St. Mary’s House Bramber The renowned group of professional opera singers, Diva Opera, present a Summer Opera Gala at the beautiful and historic St Mary’s House in Bramber on Saturday 15 July. The sumptuous fare of favourite operatic arias and songs, performed in costume, includes music by Bizet (Carmen, The Pearl Fishers), Mozart (Cosi Fan Tutte, The Magic Flute), Puccini (‘O mio babino caro’), Delibes (Lakme), Verdi (Rigoletto), and songs from the shows by Cole Porter (Kiss Me Kate), Lehar (The Merry Widow) and Rogers & Hammerstein (South Pacific), among many other delights. Diva Opera have chosen St. Mary’s as one of their favourite venues for its intimacy and the enthusiasm of its audiences. Each year, the company gives over forty fully-staged performances, which have taken them across the world as far as Japan, and, in particular, have performed at such prestigious venues as La Fenice in Venice. They have sung in the presence of the Princess Royal, HRH Princess Alexandra and HRH the Duke of Kent. Soprano, Tereza Gevorgyan, has won numerous prizes, including the Pavarotti Prize in 2013; mezzo-soprano, Caryl Hughes, has sung many operatic title roles for Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera and other; tenor, Ashley Catling, has sung roles which have taken him around the world, as well as at Glyndebourne; bass, David Stephenson, has sung for English National Opera, Scottish Opera and Opera New Zealand. They are accompanied at the piano by Bryan Evans, who co-founded Diva Opera, and continues to be their music and artistic director. “Diva Opera uses voices of a quality beyond anything you’d expect… the range of colour, energy and life that Evans (piano) brings

to these performances has come as close as anything I’ve known to an orchestral sound.” Daily Telegraph The performance takes place in the elegant Victorian Music Room at St Mary’s House, Bramber, on Saturday 15 July at 7.30pm. The gardens will be open

for picnics from 5.30pm if fine (Glyndebourne-style!). Black tie is optional. Tickets, which include wine and canapés, cost £37.50, and may be obtained from the Box Office: 01903 81605 or the website: www., where further details may be found.

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Charity braced for even busier July

Charity prepares for peak in calls as more hot weather arrives after receiving more than 2,000 calls in June alone. The RSPCA is poised for a huge increase in the number of calls to its emergency hotline as more hot weather arrives this July - the worst month for incidents of dogs

being left in hot cars. The animal welfare charity, which works alongside 11 other animal charities and organisations to raise awareness of the dangers of leaving pets in hot cars, is predicting a peak in reports of animals suffering in the heat during the month of July -

after receiving a huge 2,065 calls in June. Each year, the RSPCA receives thousands of calls from concerned members of the public reporting animals in hot environments and pets suffering from heat exposure - the majority of which concern dogs left in hot cars. Last

year, there were 7,187 reports to the charity’s emergency hotline with 23% of all those calls coming in just one month. Every year, the charity sees a surge in calls in July, with callhandlers dealing with more than 1,600 calls in the peak summer month in 2016, 18% more reports than any other month. The majority of calls relate to dogs (often left in cars, caravans or vans on warm days), but the charity also receives concerns about other animals suffering in the heat, from horses to farm animals to fish. The RSPCA encourages owners to take extra care of their pets in the hot weather. Animals need constant access to fresh water and shade, and dog walkers should avoid exercising their pets during the hottest part of the day. The charity’s key aim, through the Dogs Die in Hot Cars campaign, though, is to raise awareness of the dangers of leaving pets in hot environments, such as vehicles, conservatories and outbuildings, during the warm weather. If anyone sees an animal in distress in a hot car, the advice is to call 999. Despite this advice, the UK’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity continues to receive thousands of calls, every year, about incidents of animals shut in confined spaces in the warm weather.

In a bid to get the message out to more people, the RSPCA is revealing the country’s worst counties for leaving dogs in hot cars (based on numbers of calls in 2016): Greater London - 507 calls Hampshire - 335 calls Kent - 313 calls Greater Manchester - 253 calls Essex - 247 calls Devon - 229 calls Surrey - 199 calls West Midlands - 198 calls Somerset - 196 calls West Yorkshire - 195 calls It’s important to remember not to leave any animal in a car or caravan, or in a conservatory or outbuilding, where temperatures can quickly rise, even when it doesn’t feel that warm outside. For example, when it’s 22C outside, within an hour the temperature can reach 47C inside a vehicle, which can result in death. In an emergency, the group’s advice is to call 999 to report a dog in a hot car to police. As a charity, the RSPCA may not be able to attend quickly enough and, with no powers of entry, would need police assistance at such an incident. For more information about what to do if you see a dog in a hot car, visit the RSPCA website. As calls to RSPCA about hot pets topped 2,000 in June, charity braced for even busier July.

Six-week-old kittens found orphaned at Goodwood Fur-stival of Speed ture. Clare Palmer, branch manager at RSPCA Mount Noddy - the charity’s Sussex, Chichester & District branch - was at the event all weekend with a number of volunteers manning a stand nearby. She said: “What’s ironic is we’d been at the four-day event running a stall and raising

They may not have been the loudest purrers of the weekend but they were certainly the cutest Litter found under huge mobile motor display at West Sussex’s Goodwood Estate Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to Goodwood’s annual motoring festival, earlier this month, to enjoy listening to the purring engines of their favourite cars racing around the track. But there was another purring for organisers to deal

with, as workmen set about the long task of breaking down the stands and displays, after the event came to a close. As workmen deconstructed a huge mobile motoring display the size of a football pitch - at Goodwood House, Chichester, on Monday (3 July) they stumbled across a litter of tiny kittens huddled underneath the struc-

awareness of the work we do at our centre nearby. “We could have easily sprung into action, if there had been any animal welfare issues during the course of the event, but we didn’t get a call about these kittens until we’d left the site!” Clare rushed back to collect the three tiny, black kittens and set a cat-trap for the fourth kitten, who staff hadn’t managed to catch. On Wednesday (5 July)

she returned to the estate to collect the last kitten, a little grey. “Unfortunately we weren’t able to locate mum and suspect all the commotion and crowds frightened her away,” Clare explained, “She probably moved them under the structure when all the preparation for the festival was going on, in the hopes of keeping them safe. But with 200,000 people walking over the top of them, it’s unsurprising she was spooked and ran away.” The six-week-old kittens, who are semi-feral, are now being cared for by staff at Mount Noddy Animal Centre, on the outskirts of Chichester. “They may not have been the loudest purrers of the weekend but they were certainly the cutest,” Clare added, “You could say the event included both The Fast and The Furriest! “While we are often called in to help abandoned kittens and puss’s stuck in cat-alytic converters or car engines, this is the first time we’ve had to help any felines found at a motoring festival! “It was only right that we gave them suitable motoring-themed

names, in a nod to the incredible sports cars, classic cars and kitty cars they spent the first weeks of their lives surrounded by - so I’d like to introduce Bentley, Lotus, Ferrari and Subaru!” The kittens will be cared for by the centre’s cat carers, who will also try to build their confidence around people. Once old enough, Mount Noddy will find them all loving new homes. A Goodwood spokesman added: “We’re really pleased the kittens are safely being looked after and hope they will find loving homes. They certainly come with the very best in motorsport credentials.” If you’re interested in offering one of Mount Noddy’s cats a new home, please call them on 01243 773359 or visit their website: To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit: www. or text LOVE to 87023 to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).

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Forming part of the Greenhurst Park Manor House conversion. This impressive and substantial two bedroom apartment is situated on the first floor and presents many of the original features associated with a period building of this type. The perspective purchaser will also find a full en-suite to the master bedroom, garage and far reaching views across the grounds and beyond. Grenehurst Park is a prestigious private estate created from a Victorian country house now converted into high quality apartments. In addition, there are a number of detached family homes and all the residents of Grenehurst Park are eligible to use the extensive leisure facilities which include a swimming pool, gymnasium and sauna together with an all weather tennis court. There are several acres of beautifully maintained parklike grounds adjoining open countryside. An annual maintenance charge is payable by all residents of Grenehurst Park. The property is set in a rural

position just to the south of Capel village. The village offers everything for day to day needs and includes a pub, shops, church, village hall, school and recreation ground. For more comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities the major shopping centres of Dorking and Horsham are conveniently accessed via the A24. They also have main line stations to London Waterloo and Victoria respectively. There are excellent schools in the vicinity including a primary school in Capel, Cranleigh School in Cranleigh, Farlington School in Warnham, Belmont Prep at Holmbury St Mary and St Teresa’s at Effingham to name just a few. The general surrounding area offers delightful countryside and is ideal for the riding/walking enthusiast. A viewing is recommended to appreciate the character and setting of this property. All viewings are strictly by appointment only and Chesworths Estates invites enquiries on 01403 255420 or

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Situated in a sought after cul-de sac on the North side of Horsham. This spacious and well presented family home falls within the North Heath School catchment, a school with an outstanding reputation.

PRICE RANGE £399,950 to £429,950. A much improved 3 bedroom link detached family home situated within a popular cul-de-sac location in North Horsham.

Centrally located in one of Horsham’s most popular cul-de-sac locations, this spacious family home is in need of modernisation. The property is situated within walking distance of the centre of this historic market town.

This spacious four/five bed detached home is situated within the cul-de-sac of Groombridge Way which is located within the popular area of Hills Farm Lane and is a short walk in to Horsham town centre.

A beautifully presented and completely refurbished three bedroom semi detached chalet-style bungalow situated in a popular west side location within walking distance of the town centre.

PRICE RANGE £400,000 to £420,000. An extended and well presented three bedroom semi detached house is located on the popular west side of Horsham.

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A rare opportunity to acquire this outstanding property and lucrative longstanding hospitality business in Petworth, West Sussex, a village within the South Downs National Park, an official ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

This is a spacious home that gives your family the room to grow. Conveniently located only a short drive to the A24 giving you direct access to the M23 into London, or easy routes to the south coast.

PRICE RANGE £650,000 to £700,000. A beautifully presented three bedroom barn conversion that has been tastefully restored.

An attractive modern two bedroom, two bathroom maisonette situated in the sought after Penfold Grange development in Billingshurst.

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Local ladies start festival with a Shelley bike ride

Cycling Martin Read - Sports Reporter On the 195th anniversary of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley’s death an enthusiastic group of ladies set off on a cycle ride, launching the literary aspect of this year’s Horsham Festival and marking the month of national charity Cycling UK’s Women’s Festival of Cycling. Major English Romantic poet Shelley, was born at Field Place, Broadbridge Heath, his unconventional ideas becoming increasingly influential after his untimely drowning at the age of 29. After a reading of Shelley’s first known

poem – ‘To a Cat in Distress’ – at the Forum sundial the group stopped in the Causeway, Thea Bredie-Turnbull saying: “This is one of the few Horsham streets that Shelley might recognise if he were with us today – perhaps the only one!” At St Mary’s Church the ladies visited the Shelley Chapel and private pews before seeing nearby Arun House, once the home of the poet’s grandfather. Then they followed the river to Boldings Brook, described by Thea as: “The perfect spot for nature poetry and a reading of Shelley’s first known letter – an invitation to friends to come to

a picnic at Warnham Pond and to bring some gingerbread – a Horsham speciality of the day.” Crossing Rookwood Golf Course, the group arrived at Warnham Nature Reserve, the pond being a favourite haunt of the young Shelley, where he learned to sail. His father was the local MP and his mother a landowner, but Eton-educated Shelley set aside his aristocratic upbringing, espousing radical views, resulting in his expulsion from Oxford University because of a pamphlet on atheism, which he refused to withdraw. His ideas subsequently went on to enthuse a wide range of free thinkers including Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Ghandi, and, perhaps because of Shelley’s social opinions and theories on non violent protests, Jeremy Corbyn. After coffee the ladies made their way back to Horsham, Thea Bredie-Turnbull saying: “The riders brought different bikes and different nationalities, some riding every day others not being on a bike for years. Some had lived in Horsham for ages, others not, but we all greatly enjoyed our ride and hope that more women will be encouraged to experience the friendship, fun and freedom that cycling can provide.” Shelley would surely have agreed with those sentiments.

All Saints and Loxwood win school sports honours

Primary School District Sports Martin Read - Sports Reporter In the first District Sports event of the summer eight schools competed for honours at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre, the event again being run on the quadkids system requiring all participants to do a middle distance run, standing long jump, a sprint and howler throw. Year 3 + 4 children performed in the morning and the 5 + 6s in the afternoon, with results carefully logged and announced. Younger category winners were: Sam D (Wisborough Green) and Mia Stebbings (St Andrew’s, Nuthurst) – sprinting, William Keeling (All Saints) and Rebecca Worrall –

long jump and Blaze Throne (St John’s) and, for the girls, Marie Weldon (All Saints) and Sienna Butcher (St Robert Southwell) in the howler throw. In the middle distance run Henry Davison (All Saints) and Krystiam Eichler (St John’s) tied in first place while Sophie Knight from St Robert Southwell was the quickest girl. Ian Ford, Horsham District Council Sports Development Officer said: “It was great to see different children top of the individual disciplines. William Keeling from All Saints headed the points scoring table with 205, with Oscar Swatton from Warnham just a point behind. Sam D notched up 200 for the Year 3s and Marie Weldon’s 180 points installed

her as top girl, 4 ahead of St Andrew’s Holly Jones, with Maia Colombo from Warnham leading the Year 3 competitors. Loxwood were the highest scoring Year 3 team and All Saints topped the Year 4 team chart, giving them the overall prize for the juniors.” The afternoon sport with Years 5 and 6 was equally competitive, Niamh Clark (St Mary’s) winning the sprint, Kieran Traynor (St John’s) leading home the boys. Ana Jordan (Loxwood) and Ted J (Wisborough Green) were the leading long jumpers, while Yasmin Kashdan from St Andrew’s and Fraser Williams were middle distance supremos. The howler section was won by Charlotte Loader from Loxwood and Liam Hughes (St Mary’s). Ana Jordan was top girl with 200 points, just shading Grace Hanger from All Saints, with Phoebe L (Wisborough) heading the Year 5 list. Cody Watts of All Saints was top boy with 249, just in front of Liam Hughes. The leading teams were St Andrews (Year 5) and St Mary’s (Y 6), but Loxwood were overall winners. Horsham District Sports Development volunteers collated the results, Ian Ford summing up saying: “This is the district’s most prestigious primary school competition and it was great to see all of the children striving to achieve personal glory and to get their school’s name on the honours board!” For the full results see then click on West Sussex.

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Kreston Reeves - Set4Success stoolball champions! Stoolball Martin Read - Sports Reporter At the Horsham District Charity Set4Success Inter-Business Stoolball Tournament, local accountants Kreston Reeves came through as champions, six teams defying the evening weather in Horsham Park. Half an hour of rain failed to dampen the spirits and the event raised funds used to help our district’s talented young sports-people to achieve their potential with funding towards coaching, competing, travel, equipment and coaching. The teams were divided into two groups and Kreston Reeves quickly made their intentions clear by getting the better of a tight match against Assurity Consulting, before overcoming Places for People, who bounced back with a big win

over Assurity. Then, in Group B Sony were overcome by insurance brokers Anderson White, who went on to beat mortgage providers ATOM, only to be edged out by Sony. Play off matches ensued ahead of the final, Ian Ford, Horsham Development Officer saying: “Sony squeezed past Places for People to secure third and in the final Kreston Reeves really found their form to score 101 runs and restrict Anderson White to take the honours.” The Set4Success fund is administered by the Rotary Club of Horsham in partnership with local schools, businesses and the media. Set4Success is supported by Horsham District Council in conjunction with the national Sports Aid charity.

Horsham Joggers round-up On a hot Wednesday evening on the 7 July the Round Hill Romp in Steyning attracted 25 eager Horsham Joggers. First clubman to finish was Trevor Barrett in 41 mins 26 secs followed by Pierre RibulConte in 41.51 and David Jones was third jogger home in 43.14. Other finishers, Mal Thornton 44.34, Paul Adams 44.57, Alan Pettitt 50.38, Emma Walter 51.21, Alan Maclachlan 52.30, Richard Cherriman 53.15, Lin Whiting 54.13, Richard Cornell 55.33, Mike O’Grady 55.40, Miranda Huisman 55.40, Dave Buckman 55.42, John Booker 58.47, David Dawson, 58.56,

Hollie Wanless 59.01, Richard Barron 1.02.26, Viv Underhill 1.03.24, Rebecca walsh 1.12.09, Stephanie Charman 1.15.14, Lorraine Hunter 1.15.26, Jane Adams 1.31.00, Jenny Boyd 1.31.09 and Victoria Saunders 1.31.53. The club was also present at the Cranleigh 10K with Dan Pettitt taking second place in 37 minutes 34 seconds followed by Paul Oakley in 38.33. Other club members: Alan Pettitt 48.21, Simon Rhodes 57.39, Stephanie Charman 1.06.33, Lisa Bowler 1.08.45 and Karen Rhodes 1.10.28.

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Horsham escape with draw at Cuckfield Mika Ekstrom

Saturday July 8 - Sussex Premier League Cuckfield 247-9 (58 overs) Horsham 121-6 (52 overs) Match drawn – Cuckfield 13 points - Horsham 8 Cricket Martin Read - Sports Reporter Earlier in the season Horsham beat Cuckfield and, again at home, eliminated them from the Sussex Cup, but last Saturday’s game was very one-sided in the opposite direction. Cuckfield’s opening partnership of former Horsham player Joe Lud-

low and New Zealand test batsman Jeet Raval is probably the strongest in the Premier League, but Jonny Whiting dismissed Ludlow cheaply. Then, batsmen came and went – especially when Michael Munday got into his stride – and at 127-5 and 168-6 it seemed that Horsham would be chasing a more manageable total. Raval, though batted on to make 109 and when he was dismissed by Nick Oxley, who finished with 3-54, Nick Patterson chipped in with a rapid unbeaten 34 to set Horsham a 248 run target – a demanding task in the absence of Tom Haines, Will Beer on Sussex duty, Tom Clark at a family wed-

ding and Craig Gallagher (injured). Munday was again Horsham’s leading bowler with 4-73, from 20 overs. Cuckfield were without Abi Sakande, also playing for Sussex at Arundel, but it soon became clear that once Michael Thornely had departed for 26 there was no realistic chance of a Horsham win. Rhys Beckwith made 27 but wickets fell all too regularly – Josh Hayward taking 4-8 - and at 69-6 defeat loomed, until a determined rearguard action from Mika Ekstrom and Sam Bell, who top-scored with 29 not out, enabled Horsham to escape with a draw on 121-6 when the overs expired, preserving their third in the table spot. Ekstrom, who made an unbeaten 25 from 90 deliveries (only Raval batted for longer), told the District Post: “In the Cuckfield innings Raval took control of the game and kept the scoreboard ticking over and we couldn’t get him out early enough. When we batted we got ourselves into a difficult position, forcing Sam and me to stick in and block it, Sam facing 82 balls. We didn’t take any chances and just got behind the ball, keeping it simple and were pleased to come away with the draw in the end.” After two consecutive away games Horsham return home on Saturday (tomorrow), looking for revenge against Preston Nomads, against whom they lost at Fulking in the first week of the season.

Pulborough’s Fantastic Form Continues!

Bowls Jane gray - Pulborough BC A 6pm start on home turf seemed to suit the Pulborough players on Weds, when they faced Norfolk in a friendly with 3 triples. The family trio of husband and wife, Malcolm and Jane Gray, with Jane’s dad George, had a tight game, winning less ends, but scoring more consistently than their opposition, to finish level on 13 all. Top rink of the day went to skip, Len Adsett, with Alan Jordan as lead and Mick Ayling as 2, who were ahead from the start and managed 4’s on ends 5 and 9, only to drop a 6 on the final end to finish 26/15, a respectable score! The final result was 50/46 to Pulborough.


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The next round in the West Sussex Bowls League away against the Witterings, faced Pulborough on Saturday afternoon under blue skies. 4 rinks played 21 ends of highly competitive bowls, with Pulborough ahead on all 4 for most of the game, just loosing out on 2 of the 10 points in the last 5 ends! Paul Day and team kept their opponents in single figures by winning 15/21 ends to finish 26/8. Top rink by just 1 additional shot, went again to skip Len Adsett, with Melvin Green as lead, Andy Heath as 2 and Steve Meadowcroft as 3, 29/10. With 3 rink wins and the overall result, Pulborough BC add to their points haul by another 8 valuable league points, keeping them in the top third of the table.

The annual Cliff Stratton Memorial Cup was played at Pulborough in steamy conditions on Sunday afternoon from 2pm. 8 drawn pairs took part, raising money for Palatine Community Special School in Worthing. 3 session of 6 ends were played, with the top 2 pairs on shot difference going through to the 6 end final. Melvin Green and Kyle Stratton played off against Ivan Salmon and Len Adsett, who continued his winning form with Ivan as skip, to finish with a 4 shot win. The presentation of the Cliff Stratton Cup, was made by Son, Adey Stratton, who continues the proud bowling tradition of the Stratton family at the Pulborough club. A total of £115 was raised by the raffle and bottle auction to go to Adey’s chosen cause. Congratulations go to Melvin Green of Pulborough BC, who reached the quarter finals of the unbaged singles this year, a huge achievement! Paul Day, Steve Adsett and John Brown took part in the Storrington Open on Sun 9th, with hopes of defending their 2016 title, but after winning all 5 of their games, they came third overall based on shot difference, a fantastic achievement against tough opposition! Well done lads! Pulborough next play on Tues away against Crablands in the BML, away at Norfolk in the BML on Thurs, away at Storrington in the WSBL on Sat 15th from 2pm and at home to Stedham on Sun from 2pm, spectators always welcome!

Roffey stay top after torpedoing Bexhill Saturday July 8 - Sussex Premier League Bexhill 121 All Out (32.5 overs) Roffey 123-2 (21.5 overs) Roffey won by 8 wickets – Roffey 30 points - Bexhill 1 Cricket Martin Read - Sports Reporter Roffey started the second half of the campaign with a resounding win over lowly Bexhill, on whom they inflicted similar pain earlier in the season and twice last year. Bexhill have only got past 200 on two occasions and have been bowled out in all but one of their games, usually cheaply. By contrast, in six of their nine games so far this season Roffey have dismissed the opposition for under 150 – twice away and four times at home. Against Bexhill the game was over before 4pm, including the tea interval, which started at just after 2 pm. Delayed arrival at Roffey is not recommended for those interested in seeing some cricket. Put in, Bexhill got to 29 before losing a wicket, but their progress was slow and, rather than occupy the crease in an attempt to build an innings, some rash shots resulted in casualties, featuring five LBWs. 20 fours were struck, but only

27 other balls yielded runs, 150 deliveries being dot balls, with in excess of 25 overs unused. From 3-71 the innings slid down hill remorselessly, Leigh Harrison taking five wickets for the second week in succession, assisted by a Jibran Khan stunning low slip catch. Ben Manenti took 3-15, Luke Barnard and Alex Collins sharing the remaining two wickets. Roffey had 77 overs at their disposal, but knocked off the runs in little more than an hour, top scorer Theo Rivers’ 41 including a bevy of elegant off side strokes. Roffey Captain Matt Davies told the District Post: “It was great to win again – that’s what we came to do and what we love doing, but we also like a competitive game of cricket and that was a bit too easy really.” Man of the Match Harrison added: “Getting 5 for is a habit I’d like to keep and I don’t care how many overs I have to bowl as long as we keep winning.” Roffey top the table with 255 points, one more than East Grinstead, who won again. Tomorrow, Saturday, Roffey are back on the road with a visit to struggling Brighton & Hove, but whom they only just sneaked past in the first game of the season.

Billingshurst Bowling Round Up Bowls K Barraclough - Billingshurst BC Friendly match between Billingshurst and Southwater played at Southwater BC on Monday 3 July 2017 Result: Billingshurst - 71 Southwater - 69 Billingshurst travelling to Southwater for friendly soon found themselves in difficulty with the hosts taking the lead by 7 shots on the first 9 ends. Back on the green after the break ‘Hurst, fired up by a “Team Talk” from Captain of the Day Alan Readshaw, gathered their game together and helped by a pair of 5’s managed to catch up and overtake Southwater to win by 2 shots. Top rink for Billingshurst went to Hazel Sandford, Robert Dakyn & John Bennett (+8). Friendly match between Billingshurst and Pulborough played at Billingshurst BC on Thursday 6 July 2017 Result: Billingshurst - 77 Pulborough - 80 The “Local Derby” of the year saw Pulborough visit Billingshurst for an evening friendly. The visitors managed to adjust

to the green speed better than the hosts and were 9 shots ahead after 9 ends. The tables then turned and, helped by a count of 8, the hosts went ahead. Unfortunately success was short lived and Pulborough chipped away to eventually take the match by 3 shots. Top rink for Billingshurst went to Hazel Sandford, June Bennett & Alan Readshaw (+11). Friendly match between Billingshurst and Crawley Town played at Billingshurst BC on Saturday 8 July 2017 Result: Billingshurst - 77 Crawley Town - 56 In the true spirit of friendship hosts Billingshurst loaned three players to an under manned Crawly Town for an afternoon friendly. The home team were not unduly concerned about having their own players in the opposition and ’Hurst waltzed away to a 12 shot lead at tea. Regrouping after the break Crawley Town were unable to eradicate the deficit with the hosts claiming victory by 21 shots. Top rink for Billingshurst went to Brian Richards, Marion Clark & Alan Readshaw (+13).

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