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Thousands enjoy a Weekend of Mediaeval Mayhem at Loxwood Thousands flocked to The Loxwood Joust at the weekend to experience the fun, laughter and mediaeval revelry in the Loxwood Meadow. Once again the mediaeval festival had added even more excitement and entertainment to the festival for 2017, with Henry the Heartless swallowing swords, Lullaby Leesa and her amazing puppet show with a giant crocodile, Oddesy Blacksmiths demonstrating the skills of a blacksmith and Gilbert Savage, aka the executioner demonstrating his new ‘toy’ - the mediaeval torture rack. In addition a third witch provided even more magical mystique to the witches’ wood and HAODS were strolling, entertaining and getting the audience to participate in maypole dancing and sketches. The sound of thunderous hooves filled the jousting arena as the four daring and dashing Jousting Knights ran the tilt with speed and accuracy. Battling it out for victory, both in the saddle and on the ground with skilful sword fights, the crowds cheered the good and bad alike. With Sir Hector of Horsham and Sir Kenneth showing shameful displays of cheating and

breaking all the rules of chivalry, Sir Thomas of Loxwood and Sir Luke captivated the crowds with their talent and fair play. All four very talented Jousting Knights displayed breath taking horsemanship and quick witted banter as the crowds cheered, laughed, booed and hissed as Sir Hector of Horsham won the tournament in the blazing sunshine. With the weather on Saturday providing a couple of quick smatterings of raindrops and one swift downpour , the crowds and mediaeval characters however were not deterred and the 120 fully armoured battling knights continued to fight for victory through the rain. Rose from Crawley in West Sussex said “Having come to the event for the first time last year, my daughter and family have flown over from Vienna especially for this year’s Joust. There is just something for everyone. It is educational, as well as fun and my grandsons aged 8 and 10 have just spoken to an archer, who has talked and explained all about Cross Bows to them. Their comment was Awesome!” Continued on page 3

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A record number of runners have registered for this year’s Barns Green Half Marathon and 10km races. With just a few weeks to go until race day, over 1100 runners have registered for the two races, two thirds of whom are female - a 50% increase on the figures at the same time last year. Barns Green Half Marathon Race Director, Vernon Jennings, commented: “We are delighted to have so many runners registered for our two races with still just over two months to go. We are particularly excited about the interest in the 10km race, which is being run for just the second time. The new race has attracted a lot of interest from runners who don’t

want to run a half marathon, but want to experience the competition and excitement of taking part in a professionally organised event with prizes and medals for every competitor. “Our race is organised completely by volunteers and it is important that we can attract as many runners as possible, to help us keep the event developing and flourishing”. The 2017 event will take place on Sunday 24 September and will be the 35th running of the Barns Green Half Marathon and the second year of the new 10 kilometer race, which was introduced for the first time last year. The event, which is run entirely by volunteers,

raises much for charity and also makes significant donations to various groups, youth and sports clubs, in and around the village, who help with the staging of the race. This year’s official charity for the event is St Catherine’s Hospice and already £1500 has been pledged by runners. There will be a unique double this year, as Horsham MP, Jeremy Quin, will start both the Barns Green Half Marathon and 10km races. Of course there is a twist. Jeremy will be on a podium with a claxon, to act as the official starter for the Barns Green Half Marathon (approximately 10am), after which he will get into his running gear and take part in the 10km event, which starts a few minutes later at 10.20am. Horsham Joggers legend, John Booker, will be marking this, his 35th entry into the Barns Green Half Marathon, by wearing the vest number 35. Last year, almost 1800 runners registered for the Half Marathon and 10k races, which follow routes on closed roads through the lanes of Barns Green, Itchingfield, Christ’s Hospital and close to Southwater, through some of the most scenic countryside in West Sussex. This year, once again, a number of bands and groups will be performing, at different points on the race routes, to help keep all the runners motivated. For further details on how to take part in the race, please visit the Barns Green Half Marathon website:

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The Loxwood Joust prepares for The realities of children’s second weekend of festivities bedtime routines revealed

Photos by John Lines The Sunday then proved to be glorious all day. Visitors and participants all enjoyed the sunshine and the Zulu, the yellow billed kite took the time to soak up the sun on the Out on a Wing falconry stand! With something for young and old alike, the 15th Century was again brought to life and families were captivated by the fast-paced, full programme of mediaeval pageant. Depicting a time where lives were harsh and hearts were passionate, the living history village and authentic recreation of a mediaeval battle which was steeped in local history, captivated the imagination. With mediaeval weapon demonstrations, cannon fire, archery battles, falconry displays, traders and hawkers in the Mediaeval Market Place and talks from a mediaeval cook, housewife and the executioner, there was a full day of activities to experience. In addition visitors to the event were also wowed by the soothing voices of the Emmy nominated Mediaeval Baebes. Maurice Bacon, the event’s organiser said “We have had an amazing first weekend. Both the participants and visitors young and old have really had fun. It is good to see so many adults and children getting in to the spirit of this mediaeval world and asking the characters so many questions to find out more about mediaeval life. He continued “The Loxwood Joust always adds different experiences each year and the feedback for this year has been amazing. We have had a real mix of new and return visitors and our reputation for being one of the most, if not the most authentic mediaeval event for all the family

is clearly spreading. We love to see and hear the visitors really enjoying themselves in the Loxwood Meadows and we are really looking forward to next weekend’s festival on the 12th and 13th August.” The Loxwood Joust’s unrivalled programme of mediaeval

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For 40% of UK parents: stressful bedtime routines result in moods, tantrums and tears Light evenings and school holidays can make bedtime a challenge, but for 40% of parents, the mere mention of the words ‘time for bed’ results in mood swings, tantrums and tears according to a new survey from online parenting resource Families Online ( Some parents said their children also get angry at bedtime and some admitted their child gets scared at the prospect of going to bed which can present further challenges in getting children to sleep. Hours spent getting children to sleep… Almost 1,800 parents across the UK (with children up to the age of eight years) were polled on their child’s bedtime routine. The results also showed that parents are spending a considerable amount of time each night on bedtime routines with a quarter of parents admitting that they spend over an hour every evening getting their child into bed and a further 52% (more than half) spend 30 to 45 minutes. What time is bedtime? When it comes to deciding what time is ‘bedtime’ most parents (57%) will aim to have their children in bed between 7pm-7.30pm each evening (meaning for many, that the bedtime process has to start around an hour earlier than this). For 25% of parents, 8-8.30pm is deemed to be bedtime and is more likely to be reflective of parents with older children in the category. Only 1% of parents said their child has no set bedtime suggesting that UK parents are sticklers for a regular bedtime routine. Parents admit to giving sweets

and biscuits at bedtime… Parents were also quizzed on their rules around eating at bedtime with a firm 60% saying they do not allow their child to have any kind of snack at bedtime. Almost a quarter of parents (24%) say they will allow a healthy snack at bedtime (such as a piece of fruit). Interestingly, even though most parents are aware that too much sugar can have an impact on a child’s ability to sleep, 16% of parents still say they will offer their child biscuits and sweet treats at bedtime too, in a bid to get them to settle. Staying up on a school night? On the topic of staying up later than 10pm on a school night, a resounding 74% of parents say they would not allow this. Just under a quarter of parents (23%) said they would allow it but only on a special occasion. A final 3% said they regularly allow their child to stay up beyond 10pm on a school night. Bedtime routines were also found to involve a whole host of elements from singing songs to brushing teeth and leaving lights on.

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Parish Council pledges support to Dementia Action Alliance and Tree Charter

North Horsham Parish Council has pledged its support to Horsham District Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and to the Tree Charter over the last couple of months. By joining the DAA, the council has agreed to work towards achieving 7 outcomes. In brief, these are: Personal choice and control of influence over personal decisions; Services that are designed to support the needs of those with dementia; Support to promote independent living; Being informed of where to get information; Living in an enabling and supportive environment where those with dementia feel valued and understood; Having a sense of belonging and being valued as part of family, community and civic life; To recognize that research is delivering changes in how the disease can be managed and providing hope for the future. North Horsham Parish Council has agreed an Action Plan to support the outcomes within the National Dementia Declaration as follows: Some staff and Council-

lors have been trained as Dementia Friends and they are encouraged to share their knowledge and techniques with others and lead by example; To recognize that those using the services and facilities provided by North Horsham Parish Council have diverse needs and to allow users the opportunity to take their time to communicate their needs; To provide clear user instructions/ directions; To take into consideration ways in which using the buildings could be made easier to use for those with dementia and/ or other needs when undertaking any necessary work to the buildings; To work with other organisations to promote information that would be of use to those with dementia and other needs; To use a variety of ways of engaging with the community to ensure that as many residents as possible can become involved. The challenges to delivering these outcomes are resources (especially time) and making people aware of the Parish Council’s commitment to being as inclusive as

possible to all residents. The Charter for Trees, Woods and People is due to be launched later this year, when it will set out a series of guidelines and principles on how our communities and trees can best benefit one another. Originally an initiative of the Woodland Trust, the development of the charter is a grassroots project which has gathered input and knowledge from the public and partner organisations as it has grown. The eventual principles of the Charter will be accessible in an online format and be engraved on Legacy Poles across the country. North Horsham Parish has a wealth of trees and woodland, which the council recognises as important economic, cultural and community assets. Local trees serve as a rich habitat for the country’s wildlife and studies have shown that they improve feelings of wellbeing. The tree charter aims to reconnect people with their local environment and act to prevent losing trees and woodland. The public are encouraged to support the project, by giving their full name* to say that they believe in the Tree Charter Principles: Thriving habitats for diverse species; Planting for the future, 3. Celebrating the cultural impact of trees; A thriving forestry sector that delivers for the UK; Better protection for important trees and woods; Enhancing new developments with trees; Understanding and using the health benefits of trees; Access to trees for everyone; Addressing threats to woods and trees through good management; Strengthening landscapes with woods and trees. *For every name collected a tree will be planted. To find out more about this, or to give your name to be noted as supporting the Tree Charter Principles, please get in touch with the Clerk.

Horsham Nursery in with a chance of winning a £500 grant

Horsham Nursery School has been nominated multiple times in the Sudocrem Play More campagn. The competition works by asking the general public to nominate nurseries that go above and beyond to get children outside and playing. The 15 most deserving nursuries will receive either a £500 grant, a toy shed or a mural. A survey carried out by family skincare brand, Sudocrem, on children between the ages of 6 and 11, suggests that British children believe they’re wrapped in cotton wool by their parents and would like more freedom to play outside.

Almost 3 in 5 children (57%) said their parents worried too much about their safety and almost twothirds of those aged 8 – 11 (64%) thought they should be able to go to the park with their friends, unaccompanied by an adult. The study also revealed a generation of children who recognise they don’t play out in the fresh air often enough, with 52% of those questioned admitting they spend too much time on games consoles and a further 60% saying there should be more games to encourage kids to play outside, like Pokemon Go. Other sources suggest that

children spend as little as 5 hours outside each week, as opposed to 45.5 hours in front of a television. Organisers have expressed the hope that, by improving nursery playgrounds, young children will be encouraged to make the most of the outside, while at the same time working to encourage parents to be “more dareful and less careful”. Sudocrem’s Brand Manager, Georgina Fotopoulou said, “Children love outdoor play but they’re bound to scrape their knees. This is all part of the learning process. A cuddle and a tub of Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream can make a lot of things better. We’ve been healing skin for generations and we’re proud to promote the spirit of adventure with Play More.” A spokesperson for Horsham Nursery School said: “The nominator couldn’t heap enough praise on the work of the staff, highlighting their love for the nursery. The nursery provides affordable care to the community, and outdoor play is clearly important to the Nursery. The children learn how to grow plants and go for walks in the woods at the neighbouring school. “The parent felt that the £500 could go towards next year’s cohort learning about nature. The nursery would love to spend the money on seeds, containers and compost in preparation.”

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Gennaro Contaldo headlines food and drink festival

Though enjoying a well earned Summer break, this year’s secondary school leavers will, no doubt, have spent a moment or two anxiously thinking about the dreaded results day in just a few

weeks’ time. Soon after, many will embark on a new adventure - college. Collyer’s students Amy Knight and Mae Holmes supported their last event, last month, as College Ambassadors. The Post 16 Fair at Millais was their final presentation, after a successful 2 years being part of a team of student ambassadors who have travelled to post 16 option events, across the region, to help the next generation of students with their options. The students kindly volunteered to give up their spare time to help pupils to make informed choices. Collyer’s student Amy Knight, who having completed her A-levels is now set to pursue a career in teaching, said: “Being a Collyer’s Ambassador has been really rewarding. It has given me a fantastic opportunity to speak to pupils and parents, to give them the full flavour of Collyer’s life from a student perspective!” Mae Holmes, who after working for a year is set to study at Loughborough University in 2018, said: “Collyer’s has been brilliant for me and it’s been a privilege to talk to pupils and parents about the opportunities I’ve had. This was my chance to give something back!” The Collyer’s Ambassadors share a passion to help the next generation to understand the road into further education at the Ofsted Outstanding sixth form college and are studying subjects right across

the broad range of academic and vocational subjects and levels offered at Collyer’s. Amy: “It was fitting that Mae and I finish our time as ambassadors back at Millais, which is an excellent school where we both enjoyed good times as pupils.” Mae added: “I wish Chloe Gardiner and Mollie Higgins, first year Collyer’s Ambassadors who also supported today’s event, every success with the rest of the team next year! Amy and I will certainly miss it!” Vice Principal Steve Martell said: “The aim of supporting Post 16 options events is to help pupils begin the smooth transition from school to Collyer’s. Amy and Mae and our whole team of Collyer’s Ambassadors genuinely care about the next generation and we are incredibly proud of them.”






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exciting dates you should be adding to your diary. There are over 50 from which to choose. Prior booking is essential for most of the “eating out” events. “Apart from thanking all the local businesses for taking part, overwhelming and sincere thanks must go to the sponsors, as without their financial support none of this could have happened. They are: Horsham District Council, Steyning & District Business Chamber, Steyning & District Community Partnership, Steyning Parish Council, Compass Mortgages, Osborn Humphreys & Wiston Estate Winery. “Steyning & District very much look forward to welcoming all to their fantastic Food & Drink Festival. It’s a real fun 4 week. We enjoy it and we hope you will too!” To find out more details about offers and events, please visit:


about his interesting and varied life and a personal signing of his book, “Passione”, and a Family Foodie Fun Day – something for all the family to enjoy. This year’s event will play host to two ‘firsts’ for the Festival: a Great Steyning Festival Bake Off will offer participants a chance to show off home cooking and win a prize, and the Tasty Cycle Ride, which will be organised by Stan’s Bike Shack and the Brighton Excelsior Cycling Club, with a BBQ to welcome riders back after all that pedalling. Also on the agenda: different walks taking in the South Downs National Park, Farm Walk, Birds at Dawn Walk, Pubs & Brewery History Walk and Ashurst Tasty Walk. Workshops & demonstrations, on subjects such as Hedgerow Booze, Perfume Making, Wreath Making & Edible Flowers and their use within cooking. A spokesperson for the event said: “These events are just the tip of the iceberg - take a peep at our website to catch up on more of the


After four highly acclaimed Food & Drink Festivals staged within the Steyning area, the Steyning & District Community Partnership Visitors & Tourism Group are up and running for their fifth event! The event, between 2 September and 8 October 2017, as before, is being run under the umbrella of the Horsham Food & Drink Festival, which has been successfully organised by HDC for many years. The Festival has received much support from local businesses, who have come forward with a range of outstanding special offers and fantastic events, which include a Farmers’ Market - a variety of fun events, such as cooking demonstrations, Ready, Steady, Cook sessions and the October Pumpkin Weight - plus the usual superb selection of food & drink stalls; an Italian Extravaganza - Gennaro Contaldo, celebrity Chef & author (best known, perhaps, for the BBC series, Two Greedy Italians), will be joining guests for an evening of Prosecco, dinner, an interview


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Win a B&B getaway worth £250 courtesy of Covers Fancy a weekend getaway this autumn? To celebrate the arrival of Covers’ ‘Bread & Butter’ catalogue, which lists over 450 daily essential accessories, the timber and builders merchant is giving one lucky customer the chance to win a B&B getaway of their choice worth £250. Henry Green, Managing Director at Covers, said: “We are delighted to introduce our Bread & Butter catalogue, which contains hundreds of daily essentials for everyday jobs. From power tools to paintbrushes, everything listed has been price checked to ensure we offer our cus-

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Eco-friendly hut and garden opens in Henfield

A new eco-friendly garden has been created at Woods Mill nature reserve in Henfield to inspire visitors to adopt eco-friendly lifestyles. The Sussex Wildlife Trust garden is complete with an eco-hut, made possible thanks to a £10,000 grant from UK Power Networks. The project was built by the trust from scratch, with the help of dozens of volunteers from the electricity company’s offices in Crawley. Barry Hatton, the company’s director of asset management, joined staff and volunteers from Sussex Wildlife Trust to open the new garden and eco-hut on July 28, with Emma House, one of the volunteers who worked on the project. Jenny Mark-Bell, editor of Sussex Life, cut the ribbon to declare the garden and eco-hut officially open. Barry said: “Our employees

thoroughly enjoyed working on this new garden and they should be proud of what they have created with the experts at Sussex Wildlife Trust. It is a living classroom, where people can pick up ideas to support the environment in their own homes and gardens. We hope people will enjoy visiting the garden for years to come.” Pete Crawford, Head of People and Wildlife at Sussex Wildlife Trust, said: “The eco-hut is a great educational resource and the wildlife garden integrates native species and familiar garden plants as a showcase of pollinator-friendly planting.” An information board explains what is in the garden and simple ways to recreate it at home. The timber eco-hut has a living roof, planted with droughtresistant plants to attract insects.

Drainpipes connect the roof to water butts to show rainwater harvesting in action. A solar panel on the roof powers a variety of lightbulbs inside the hut, from old energy-hungry varieties to energy efficient types and ultra-efficient LED lightbulbs. One side of the hut is insulated with different materials, such as sheep wool and recycled paper, with transparent peep holes to see the different types of insulation. The other side of the hut has no insulation, allowing visitors to compare temperatures on each side of the structure. In the garden area there is a mini-meadow with wild flowers for bees, butterflies and hoverflies, log piles for mini-beasts, a hedge for birds and insects and a pond for amphibians. There is also a minivegetable plot to encourage people to grow their own and reduce food miles. Three volunteers groups from UK Power Networks offices in Hazelwick Avenue, Three Bridges, have worked on the project over the last year. Volunteer, Emma House, said: “It was really nice working on this project. It was good to see everyone come together and work on something lasting. I look forward to seeing how the garden turned out.” UK Power Networks has a partnership with the nine Wildlife Trusts across the areas it serves in the South East, London and East of England. All staff have two days’ paid leave each year, to volunteer or fundraise in the community, and many work on the Wildlife Trust’s projects.

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News Horsham & District Radiation Issues group call for members A new independent group called the ‘Horsham & District Radiation Issues’ has been formed and is looking for new members. It meets once a month and its objective is to discuss, advise and hold public events to bring attention to the likely harmful health effects of continual exposure to smart meters, cordless phones, mobiles, wireless routers and cell towers. The organisation is non profit making and is supported through donations and fund raising. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Al on 01403 251733 or email

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Get your car ‘summer ready’, says Volvo’s Horsham-based dealership With summer holidays beckoning, recent sweltering temperatures tempting motorists to take weekend road trips and UK-based ‘staycations’, Volvo’s local Horsham dealership, Doves Horsham, is calling on drivers to ensure their vehicles are ‘summer ready’. The staycation boom is set to continue this year, with figures suggesting a rise of almost a quarter (23.8%) of holidaymakers booking breaks in the UK*. Inevitably, the majority of staycationers will be heading off in their cars to reach their destination. Motorists embarking on long journeys are advised to undertake a series of checks before hitting the road. Richard Law at Doves Horsham, commented: “We’re holidaying at home much more than we did in the past, and most of us will

arrive at our destinations behind the wheel of our cars. Preparing for a long journey can make the difference between a smooth and seamless trip and one fraught with mishaps. From breakdowns to forgetting travel essentials, thinking ahead means we’re more likely to arrive relaxed rather than frazzled.” Here are Doves Horsham’s top tips to prepare for a long journey: Be prepared – travel prepared for delays by having an emergency kit including a map, warning triangle, fluorescent jackets, firstaid kit, relevant medication and lots of water. If you’re travelling abroad, check the AA’s website for driving in Europe for a list of additional equipment you’ll need before travelling. Take a break – this is essential on any long-distance journeys, whatever the weather, offering both driver and passenger a break from the road. Health check – a quick check that your car is in the best condition for the road prior to a long journey is advisable. At Doves Horsham, Volvo drivers can book a 25-point vehicle ‘health check’, covering everything from airconditioning to washer fluid levels and tyre pressures. Accessories – a range of vehicle accessories can make a journey easier and less stressful, and some, such as child seats, are essential for both safety reasons and to comply with the law. Local Horsham Volvo drivers have

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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 31st July 2017 and 4th August 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

Goods Vehicle Operator’s Licence Cordek Ltd of Unit 1-3, Spring Copse Business Park, Stane Street, Slinfold, Horsham, RH13 0SZ

DC/17/1673 South Lodge New Road Billingshurst West Sussex RH14 9DT Proposed erection of a single storey domestic stable block with pitched gable roof and storage/office space above. (Revised scheme to that previously approved under application DC/14/2097). Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

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Pollyanna’s Kitchen Launches Chillish®

Pollyanna’s Kitchen is excited to announce the launch of its first product Chillish®, at the Chilli Fiesta, West Dean College in Chichester on 11th – 13th August. Chillish® is the ultimate chilli condiment, combining a subtle flavoured oil, which captures the delicate notes of the exotic chillies, nutty oil and elegant spices, with a contrasting gooey caramelised onion, chilli and garlic ‘gubbins’ which lies at the bottom of the jar.

Keeping it local, Chillish® is made in Chichester using an award winning locally sourced Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil which makes it safe to use when cooking at high temperatures, such as BBQ’s or stir frys. Pollyanna Hutchinson, the founder of Pollyanna’s Kitchen, has also ensured that it is Vegetarian and Vegan with no preservatives and no added nasties, so that it maintains its unique ‘homemade’ taste. Based in West Chiltington, Pollyanna’s Kitchen has been developing and perfecting Chillish® for just over a year. This unique


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TMT News Magazine announce Horsham production company as winner of two 2017 Media Awards tor, expressed pride in the deserving winners: “Congratulations to each of the winners, all of whom have shown extraordinary dedication and skill to come this far and

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Media is at the core of many businesses across the globe. Digital platforms have grown rapidly in recent years and have revolutionised the way individuals, firms, and companies communicate and create within their respected industries. Horsham creative video agency, RMV Productions, have been at the forefront of this revolution. So it is no surprise they have been awarded ‘Best Full-Service Video Production Company’ at the 2017 TMT Media Awards. Further more, company founder, Peter Reeve, has been


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awarded ‘Creative Director Of The Year’ for his work on the X-Factor National Tour, Capital Summertime Ball, and with pop-stars, such as Ed Sheeran and Julia Michaels, as well as many large brands and organisations. Following the success of last years’ awards, the 2017 Media Awards have been designed to celebrate the visionaries, whose innovative creativity has seen them pave the way to outstanding success. Commenting on the program, Nathan Angell, Awards Coordina-

win one of our prestigious awards. I wish them all the very best of luck for the future and look forward to hearing about their further achievements.” To find out more about these prestigious awards, and the dedicated professionals selected for them, please visit: where you can view the winners supplement and full winners list. For more information about winners RMV Productions, and to keep up to date with their exciting projects, please visit: www. or follow them on Facebook (@RMVProds) and Twitter (@RMVProds).

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PMW finalists in prestigious Third Sector Awards 2017

Billingshurst based full-service marketing agency PMW Communications has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Third Sector Awards 2017. The awards recognise and celebrate those who work to give something back to their community. PMW is a finalist in the Communications Agency Campaign of the Year category for the work it undertook, free of charge, to fundraise on behalf of the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity (DVLCC) and to also mark the great lady’s 100th birthday earlier in the year. PMW launched the #VERA100 campaign, which saw the agency heavily promote and produce all the marketing collateral for a variety show, which took place at the London Palladium, in honour of the Forces’ Sweetheart. In addition, it organised a surprise spectacle to take place on the White Cliffs of Dover on Dame Vera’s birthday. Huge replica bluebirds were placed on top of the cliffs, a Spitfire flyover took place and WWII veterans performed a military

salute. With an aim of generating a minimum of £10,000 to enable DVLCC to purchase a ‘magic carpet’ to help the children it supports, the campaign was a huge success and over £60,000 was raised. Peter Sutton, Managing Director of PMW Communications, commented: “At PMW we have been big supporters of the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity for a number of years and we were delighted to be involved with the celebrations to mark Dame Vera’s 100th birthday and raise money for her charity. “It was a lot of hard work, but our team were amazing at working together to ensure a great deal of money was raised. Being shortlisted in the Third Sector Awards certainly highlights this. We look forward to attending the awards ceremony and celebrating the fantastic work completed by all the other finalists.” A team from PMW Communications will be attending the Third Sector Awards Ceremony on Thursday 21 September, at the London Marriott Hotel, when the winners will be announced.

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Flash! Ahhahh: New name picked for male sloth at Drusillas

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sexual dimorphism whatsoever. This means that they look pretty much identical, therefore making it almost impossible to tell which gender is which.” Mark continued, “We are thrilled to be able to give him a new and much manlier name. Gordon certainly seemed pleased when we told him his new name this morning! We love the irony

Are you ready for action? Drusillas Park is getting all fired up over the return of PAW Patrol’s finest recruits, Chase and Marshall. The heroic pups are preparing to save the day on Wednesday 16 August 2017. PAW Patrol are on the case and Chase and Marshall will be eagerly waiting to meet visitors, in the Events Arena, at intervals throughout the day. With all this excitement you’d have to be barking mad to miss it! The summer fun doesn’t have to end here though! This summer, a whole host of popular characters are ready and waiting just for you. Pop down and see the loveable Peppa Pig

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Drusillas Park, Alfriston, has been running a competition to rename their sloth Consuela. Last week, the zoo discovered that their lovely lady was keeping something extra tucked safely away… Consuela, it turns out, is actually a male. Now that the results are in, Drusillas is proud to announce that the winning name is Gordon. There was an overwhelming response to the Park’s call for help, with over 2,000 people submitting suggestions. There were some impressive entries, and names, such as ‘David Hasslesloth’, ‘John Slow’, ‘Nigel’ and ‘Sid’, ranked among the best. The winning entry came from Lorna French-Gietzen, from Eastbourne, who carefully picked out ‘Gordon’ to compliment the name of Drusillas’ other resident sloth, Flash. Lorna commented: “This is amazing; my girls will be so excited! We will come and see you very soon Gordon! I never thought we would win!” It’s very hard to determine the gender of a sloth, as there is virtually no difference between males and females. In fact, it is so hard to tell their sex, it’s actually quicker to send a fur sample off for DNA testing than it is for zoo keepers to try and work it out for themselves. Drusillas’ Head Keeper, Mark Kenward, had his suspicions for a while that Consuela wasn’t female. He commented: “Un-

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of our two slowest animals being named after the fastest man himself. Flash Gordon – brilliant!” Gordon was originally supposed to join Drusillas’ other male sloth, Sophocles, as his mate. However, now he is showing a strong and unsurprising interest in the ladies, Gordon will remain living with Flash. It is hoped that the two will breed over the coming years, particularly now they have had the time to form a strong bond. Located just off the A27 in Alfriston, Drusillas Park is open from 10.00am daily. For more information, please telephone 01323 874100 or visit the website:





PROS FROM THE SHOWS DANCE WORKSHOP Come along and learn the routines with West End star, Billy Cullum! Dance your way through the best bits of the shows and enjoy a show ‘n’ tell at the end for your parents!

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The Overtures High Octane Junkies Wildwood & Country 21:00TheGolf Bedford Club, Cranleigh 8 Station Rd, Horsham. 18:00 Jukebox 6 20:30 T Slammers Soul Band The Kings Head The Barley Mow, Tandridge

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Triple X 20:30The Malt Shovel 15 Springfield Road. Saturday 17th September

Horsham Rocks Presents Horsham Bandstand, The Carfax, Horsham 11:00 til 16:00 Nell Bryden Battle of the Horsham The Capitol Theatre, HorBands: HEAT 1 FREE sham ENTRY! 7 bands vying 19:30 for a plce this year’s Larger Thanin Life Duo finalPark on 19th August Goffs Social Club, in Horsham Park. Crawley 20:30 More info here: http:// Hounds of Sound www.horshambotb. Broadbridge Heath Village co.uk18:30Horsham Centre, Broadbridge Heath Sports Club 20:00 The BB Horns A Quo-caine fundraising for The Mulberry, gig Goring Verity’s rare heart 20:30 tumour surgery. Black Heart Angel The Malt Shovel, Horsham Tickets £10 from


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Dreamboats and Petticoats The hit musical Dreamboats and Petticoats will make a welcome return to The Hawth, Crawley, next month, celebrating golden hits from the rock ‘n’ roll era. Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the writers behind TV classics ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’, ‘Birds of a Feather’, ‘The New Statesmen’ and ‘Shine On Harvey Moon’, are behind the show that features classic tracks from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, and many more. Set in 1961, emotions are running high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national songwriting competition – and more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame

beckons. Regulars to The Hawth may recognise Elizabeth Carter, as ‘Wendy’ in last year’s pantomime, Peter Pan, as the character ‘Laura’ who is delighted to be returning. The West End sell-out sensation, Dreamboats and Petticoats, features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era, including Shaking All Over, Bobby’s Girl, Only Sixteen, Runaround Sue, Great Pretender, C’mon Everybody, Let’s Twist Again and many more hits from music’s golden era! Performance: 4 - 9 September, 7.30pm, The Hawth Theatre. Tickets: (starting from £31.50) available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 or online:

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til 18:00Horsham South Saxon Beardsmen Sports Club,Cricket Gathering Field Rd, Horsham. The Malt Shovel, Horsham 12:00 til 18:00 Open Mic night The Shelley Arms, Broadbridge Heath 19:30 Horsham Battle of the Riverboat Shuffle Horsham Sports2Club, Bands: HEAT FREE Horsham ENTRY! 7 bands vying 20:00 for a plce in this year’s

Northgate Community Centre, Crawley 20:00 Open Mic Night The Royal Oak, Ifield 20:00 Acoustic showcases The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate 19:30

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to learn some routines from the West End shows ‘Charlie & The Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Matilda’, chat with Billy about his career, have a photo taken with him. There will be a show ‘n’ tell at the end for parents. Tickets, £30 (discounts for siblings) for each masterclass, can be booked via The Capitol Box Office on 01403 750220 *Age ranges given as a guide only


final on 19th August in Horsham Park. Tuesday 20th More info here: http:// www.horshambotb. September co.uk19:00Horsham Acoustic Open Mic Night Sports The Jolly Club Tanners, Staplefield Cricket Field Rd, 20:30 Horsham, West Sussex, Blues RH12Workshop 1PE

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The Capitol, Horsham are offering a fantastic opportunity for anyone aged 8-18 who loves to dance to take part in a very special Summer Holiday activity, on Thursday 17 August, with West End star, Billy Cullum. Two workshops are available: One for Juniors (aged 8-12)* from 10am until 2pm and one for Seniors (aged 13-18)* from 2pm until 5pm, and are ideal for all levels of dance ability. Students will have the chance

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Horsham BotB 2017: heat line ups and caterers announced The line ups for the heats in the Original Bands category of this year’s Horsham Battle of the Bands competition have been announced Heat one: 13th August Ichiro Soho Dukes The Unblessed Luna Blue Squibs Mannaforra Leave The Engine Running Heat two: 18th August Juxta Five Rounds Rapid Hydrocele ??? Echium Isles Numskull The heats will take place on 13th & 18th August at Horsham Sports Club (aka: the Cricket Club) from 7pm. Three bands from each heat will go through to the Originals Bands final during the ‘Festival Weekend’ in the Human Nature Garden, Horsham Park on 19th

& 20th August. Entries are now closed in all three competitions. Entry to the heats is free, while tickets for the weekend are on sale now at www.horshambotb. or can be purchased on the gate. Horsham BotB is a nonprofit event that relies entirely on weekend door sales and sponsorship from its chief sponsor QM Studios for it to take place. Entry is £5 for the Saturday, £4 for the Sunday or £7 for the weekend (under 12’s go free). The weekend will kick off with the Covers competition on the Saturday afternoon from 12pm with the final of the Originals Bands competition taking place in the evening from 5pm. The event will then come to a close on the Sunday afternoon with the Acoustic Originals competition from 12:30pm. As a special treat, last year’s three winners THE FARMBOYS, FLYING LOW and HOLLIE ROGERS will each perform headline sets while the expert judges deliberate

in each competition. The weekend will once again have a circus theme with professional circus performers on site, circus workshops for kids and face painting. Hot food will be supplied courtesy of Apple & Cor and popular Horsham market traders DJ’s Spot. Hepworth’s bar will once again provide the beverages and will have an extensive wine selection as well as the usual beers and ciders. People are welcome to bring their own picnic style food but camping stoves, bbq’s and alcohol are prohibited and will be confiscated at the gate, so don’t bring them! In the run up to the weekend, the BotB website will also once again host an online People’s Choice poll where fans can get involved, check out the bands that have entered and vote for their favourites. For any queries contact the team here: info@horshambotb.

The Capitol Summer School: Bugsy Malone Director: Timothy J Howe Musical Director: Alex Williams Choreographer: Lauren Jones

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Something exciting has been happening at The Capitol over the past fortnight – you may have spotted the troupe of 80 Summer School students who have been rehearsing! The culmination of their hard work will be seen this weekend, when they stage a full-scale production of Bugsy Malone, complete with live band and authentic splurge guns! Director, Timothy J Howe, explained: “This phenomenal young company has achieved a great deal in the days we have been rehearsing this project… Just over 2 weeks ago we met on this stage for the first time, with not a single note sung, a dance move memorised or a staging note taken. And yet here they are, singing their hearts out, moving like their lives depended upon it

and interacting with each other as if it were second nature. What they have achieved here should not be underestimated. They have handled it as seamlessly as if this were a professional company of actors. I hope they are justifiably proud of themselves for all they have accomplished.” As the creative hub for Horsham, The Capitol are keen to promote the performing arts to young people from all backgrounds, giving them opportunities to learn, grow in confidence and develop skills and their personalities in a friendly, safe environment. Producer and General Manager of The Capitol, Nick Mowat, said: “Over the past four years, The Capitol Summer School has developed into a major part of our programme and we have been able

to offer a large number of young people something interesting to participate in during the school holidays. We know it’s hard work – learning a fully staged show in just 2 weeks is a big ask, but with the support of the creative team and our technical department, the young people involved produce a show of a consistently high standard.” If your child missed out on the opportunity to perform in The Capitol’s Summer School, don’t miss their Pros From The Shows workshop on 17 August, where you can dance along to songs from Matilda and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory with West End star, Billy Cullum. Tickets for Bugsy Malone are still available online: or via the Box Office: 01403 750220

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Situated in a sought after cul-de sac on the North side of Horsham. This spacious and well presentedl family home falls lwithin the North Heath THE OLD STATION PETWORTH £1,400,000 School catchment, a school with anthis outstanding reputation. A rare opportunity to acquire outstanding property and lucrative long-

standing hospitality business in Petworth, West Sussex, a village within the South Downs National Park, an official ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

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PRICE RANGE to £429,950. A muchl improved 3 bedroom link LIME£399,950 AVENUE l HORSHAM £340,000 A good sized foursituated bedroom familyahome located to the north of Horsham detached family home within popular cul-de-sac location in town centre. The property comprises entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, shower North Horsham. room, four bedrooms and rear garden with side access. No onward chain.


This spacious four/five bed detached home is situated within the cul-de-sac ofSTONELANDS Groombridge Waylwhich is located within the popular area of Hills Farm WEST HOATHLEY l £1,250,000 Lane is aisshort walk in to Horsham town centre. Eastand Manor the principal property set within a large Grade II listed manor house that dates back 400 years. The five-bedroom home is part of a collection of eight properties that make up Stonelands.


A beautifully and completely refurbished three bedroom semi HILLSIDEpresented l HORSHAM l £429,950 detached chalet-style bungalow situated in a popular west side location The accommodation comprises large entrance hall, downstairs cloakroom, within walking distance of the town centre. lounge/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, three good size bedrooms and family bathroom.





Forming part of the Manor House conversion. This impresAn rare opportunity to aquire land with permission a detached Centrally located in one ofGrenehurst Horsham’sPark most popular cul-de-sac locations, this PRICE RANGE £400,000 to £420,000. Anplanning extended and well for presented three sive and substantial two bedroom apartment is situated on the first floor and house of over 1,200 sq ft (DC/14/2284) and the possibility of two spacious family home is in need of modernisation. The property is situated bedroom semi detached house is located on the popular west maisonettes side of presentsdistance many of of thethe original features with a town. period building. (planning application submitted Ref: DC/17/0347). within walking centre of this associated historic market Horsham.

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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.



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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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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.



ROOK WAY l HORSHAM l Price Range

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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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 DEER WAY l HORSHAM l £1,300 PCM School catchment, a school with an outstanding reputation.

Popular Location I Family House I 3 Bedrooms I 2 Double 1 Single Good Size Accomodation I Kitchen/Breakfast Room I Family bathroom with shower I Downstairs Cloakroom I Newly decoarated I Rear Garden I Parking.

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PRICE RANGE £399,950 to £429,950. A much improved 3 bedroom BENNETT COURT l HORSHAM l £850 PCM link detached family home situated within aI popular cul-de-sac location One Double Bedroom Apartment Built in Wardrobe I Open planinLounge North Horsham. / Dining Room I Modern fitted kitchen with Appliances I Bathroom with shower over bath I Gas Central Heating & Double Glazed



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 ROFFEY COURT l HORSHAM l £1,175 PCM Lane and is a short walk in to Horsham town centre. 3 Bedroom I End of Terrace House I Lounge with French doors to garden I Kitchen/Dining Area I Downstairs Cloakroom I Family Bathroom I Garden with rear access ITwo allocated parking spaces.


A beautifully presented and completely refurbished three bedroom semi HAWTHORN CLOSE l HORSHAM l £850 PCM detached bungalow situated in a popular west side location Walking chalet-style Distance of Horsham Town & Station I 2 Double Bedrooms I Fitted within walking distance of the Itown centre. kitchen to include appliances Bathroom with Shower over Bath I Balcony i Parking


Centrally located in one of Horsham’s mosti Kitchen populari 2cul-de-sac locations, this PRICE RANGE £400,000 to £420,000. An extended and wellI presented three Furnished i Living Room Dining Area Double Bedrooms i Family Double Bedroom I Lounge Fitted Kitchen I Fitted Bathroom Double Glazing with Shower i Deceptively Spacious The i Close to LocalisAmenities I GCH New Boiler & Heating System I Wooden Floor I Decorated I spaciousBathroom family home is in need of modernisation. property situated bedroom semi detached house is located on the popular west throughout side of Parking I Residents Laundry Drying Area within walking distance of the centre of this historic market town. Horsham.

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Southwater Leisure Centre Vacancy for Two Duty Managers/ Gym Instructors Level 2 Vacancy for Gym Instructor to Level 2 Southwater Leisure Centre is operated by Southwater Parish Council, a large Council with Quality Status. Southwater Leisure Centre is looking to appoint two part time Duty Managers/ Gym Instructors to Level 2 plus a Gym Instructor to Level 2. These positions will be subject to an initial six month temporary contract. Reporting to the Assistant Leisure Centre Manager, you will be responsible for the provision of conducting member inductions in a thorough and engaging way and teaching fitness related classes and a range of sports classes. The successful candidates will also be expected to build upon existing sports/fitness activities and develop new ones. Candidates will desirably hold some basic sports coaching and gym qualifications to Level 2. A requirement will be to continue to enhance their professional development by obtaining additional qualifications as and when required. The gym instructor will be required to undertake all duties within the gym and carry out customer inductions and other related tasks. The successful candidate will be a good communicator and be able to motivate members & staff to achieve their goals. The post holder must be able to work shifts including evenings, weekends and public holidays. Southwater Parish Council operates a pension scheme and is an equal opportunities employer. Application forms are available from the Parish Council Office, Beeson House, 26 Lintot Square, Southwater, Horsham RH13 9LA. Tel 01403 733202 or Closing date for applications is 25th August 2017

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Weekend Assistant GL & Co are looking for a Weekend Assistant to join our busy Horsham branch. The successful candidate should be customer focussed, well presented and have excellent literacy and computer skills, a good telephone manner and be able to speak confidently with clients. The hours of work will be every Saturday from 9am to 5pm and/or every Sunday from 10.30am to 2pm. To apply for the position, please send your CV to or call 01903 742354 and ask for Annette Harrison.

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Horsham Joggers weekly Roundup West Sussex Fun Run league fixtures are coming thick and fast for Horsham Joggers at the moment as the season heats up, even if the weather hasn’t! On July 30th the team came 10th out of the 18 clubs at Southwick’s Seven Stiles run and then 9th the following Wednesday at Worthing’s Highdown Hike with Matt Mason finishing 13th in 25.09 followed by David Jones 26.37 Mike Hartland

27.48 Mike O’Grady 28.48 Rob Jochimsen 33.17 Derek Buckman 33.59 Dave Dawson 35.44 Walter Edgar 35.56 Viv Underhill 37.02 Alan Pettitt 37.56 Jo Hartland 41.45 Caroline Bransden 42.47 Steph Charman 45.37 Fiona Lear 48.15 Edna Clark 53.38 Lorraine Hunter 53.41 Christine Verlarde 53.41 Jenny Boyd 54.12 Jane Adams 55.28 Victoria Saunders 59.47. This Sunday also saw the extremely

tough Harting 10 mile trail race on the South Downs. Joggers were ably represented by David Jones 1.13.12 Paul Chantler 1.18.47 Mike O’Grady 1.21.00 Alan Pettitt 1.22.24 Rob Jochimsen 1.32.30 Derek Buckman 1.32.31 Finbarr Cotter 1.39.09 Richard Cherriman 1.40.42 Michelle Garratt 1.41.03 Caroline Bransden 1.47.16 and Elizabeth Scott 1.55.40.

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A win for the East by one run

Stoolball Richard Emsley Stoolball England’s West of England Over 50s versus East of England Over 50s match took place at Billingshurst Cricket Club on Sunday 29th July. West of England Over 50s won the toss and elected to put East of England Over 50s into bat. West of England Over 50s were represented by Caroline Gorman, Sue Targett, Rachael Bartlett,

Val Lindsay, Sarah Reeves and Lindsey Parris from the Loxwood club and Sally Booker from Broadbridge Heath. East of England Over 50s were put in to bat and duly scored 163 for the loss of 6 wickets in their 20 overs. The highlight of the innings was a score of 60 not out by Anne Hardwick from Langton Green. Caroline Gorman and Val Lindsay taking 3 and 2 wickets each. In reply, West of England Over

50s started briskly with Caroline Gorman scoring 57 and Sue Targett scoring 62, but a batting colapse saw them reduced from 139 for 3 to 162 all out with Paula Peters from Barcombe taking 5 wickets. A win for East of England Over 50s by one run. Front row, 3rd - 6th from left are Sarah Reeves, Val Lindsay, Sally Booker & Caroline Gorman. Back row, 7th & 9th from left are Sue Targett & Lindsey Parris.

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Pulborough’s Penny Rhoder Cup Raises Valuable Funds For Macmillan! With a rain cancellation against the RAFA in the Brookes Motors League on Weds, netting another 3 league points for Pulborough BC, hopes were high for some actual match-play for the rest of the week! A home friendly against Chichester on Fri evening, proved a valuable opportunity to seek revenge for the all-rink defeat on the Chichester green at the end of June! 4 triples played 18 ends of highly competitive bowls, but the Pulborough players lead from the start across the board. The closest game was on rink 2, with Alan Jordan, Mike Richards and George Lewis, who had to fight for their 15/13 win. Malcolm Gray and team managed 20/15, despite dropping a 5 on the 10th end! Pulborough’s 2 newest players; Jim Humpheys and John Walsh, showed fantastic potential by being in the top 2 scoring triples of the day, with top rink going to skip, Paul Day, with Jane Gray as lead and Jim Humphreys as 2, 31 shots to 7, winning 12 of the 18 ends! The final score was 86/46 to Pulborough. Saturday the 5th Aug heralded the 3rd Annual Penny Rhoder Cup at Pulborough BC. Regular players mixed with Penney’s family and friends to play a game of triples under blue skies for the most part, until the heavens opened halfway through and the players had to run for cover from the torrential rain

and hail, that put pay to play for the rest of the day! The result was generated from the scores after 8 ends, with second place going to Alan Jordan, Hugh Hubbard and Amy Parker with Birthday boy George Lewis, Linda Meadowcroft and Martyn Ralph winning the Penny Rhoder Cup! The sponsors of the day; Duncan Reeds of Billingshurst, Lee Davy and Martyn Ralph, helped to ensure that in excess of £550 was raised for Macmillan in memory of Penny and hopes are high to top that amount in 2018! The final fixture of the week was away against our friends at Steyning BC on Sunday afternoon. 1 win, a draw and 2 losses, allowed Steyning to sneak victory by a mere 4 shots, with top rink for Pulborough going to skip, Paul Day, with Jane Gray as lead and Mick Ayling as number 2, 20/14. A few drinks at the bar and a stream of banter throughout the game made for a fantastic afternoon of bowls in great company! Pulborough next play at home in the WSBL against Arundel on Weds 9th from 5.30pm, a club day with the Rotary Club of Pulborough and Storrington on Thurs from 6pm, at home to the Witterings in the WSBL on Sat from 2pm and the heats of the internal pairs competition take place on Sunday from Midday or 2pm, time TBC. Spectators always welcome.

Mauritius beckons for Mannings Heath quartet

Four members from Mannings Heath Golf Club, in Horsham, are just one good round of golf away from winning a luxury sevennight golf holiday for two at Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, in Mauritius. The quartet took part in the free-to-enter Road to Mauritius Golf Championship qualifier at the Sussex club and filled the four available places for the grand final at Buckinghamshire’s Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, in October. Former Tour pro turned finance director Dan Perrett, 38, twohandicap student Luke Bennett, 21, chief executive and 10-handicapper Kevin Dixon, 54 - all of whom live in Horsham - and Mark Clifford, 32, an 11-handicap electrician from Crawley, will each take their place in October’s grand final. And whoever emerges victorious at Stoke Park will win a sevennight dinner, bed & breakfast break for two, in a deluxe room at the Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort

& Spa, with complimentary flights from London, private hotel transfers and unlimited golf at Paradis Golf Club - all courtesy of the event sponsor, Beachcomber Tours. But, to win that outstanding prize they will have to see off the combined might of other qualifiers from similar event at Foxhills, Hindhead, Stoke Park, Goodwood and Windlesham. The Guildford-based luxury tour operator - which has been exploring Mauritius since 1952, when it opened the island’s first hotel - has sponsored member competitions at all six clubs to create the exciting event. Beachcomber Tours’ marketing manager, Mark Boullé, said: “Congratulations to Dan, Luke, Kevin and Mark, and we wish them the best of luck in the grand final at Stoke Park. “The Paradis is an idyllic location to enjoy golf. And Mauritius itself has so much to commend it: the powder-soft sand, clear turquoise seas, colourful rainforests, and

year-round warm weather, the hospitable people and the delicious fusion of Chinese, Indian and European food. “This is definitely a prize worth winning and we were pleased to be able to invite members at the six clubs to compete for it.” Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa is widely regarded as one of the premier resorts on the Indian Ocean, with a winning combination of beautiful beach location, a huge choice of luxury accommodation, a great selection of activities and wonderful cuisine. It enjoys an enviable position at the tip of the stunning Le Morne peninsula surrounded by more than three miles of beautiful beach, while the 6,479-yard, par 72 course runs along the coast at the foot of the magnificent Le Morne Mountain, necessitating shots across the Indian Ocean. You will enjoy the challenge of having to hit the ball over the edge of the Indian Ocean on at least five holes. Qualifiers from each of the six club events will head to a grand final at Stoke Park on October 9, where they will enjoy breakfast on arrival, dinner, prizegiving, and a golf trick-shot show by the worldrenowned Jeremy Dale. Situated in the Indian Ocean, the beautiful island of Mauritius - which is approximately the size of Surrey - is 1,200 miles from the coast of Africa and is a 12-hour flight away from the UK.  For further information on Beachcomber Tours or Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, please call 01483 445 621 or visit

£300 raised at 70th anniversary tournament

Horsham Bridge Club raised £300 for the Friends of Ingfield Manor during their 70th anniversary tournament at the Five Oaks special school on July 30.

Ingfield Manor caters for pupils, aged 3-19, with neurological motor impairments. Manager Alan Setchell, himself a member of Horsham Bridge Club, said: “We are very grateful for all the support the club gives. We were touched that some winners added their prizes to the club’s donation. We will put the money to very good use.” David and Andrea Galpin won the 40-pair main competition; Sylvia Drury and Jane House were the top lower-ranked pair; Stan Ball and Kevin Wilmot won the 10-pair welcome event. All enjoyed the Bridge Birthday Cakes made by Gini Phillips. Horsham Bridge Club is hosting a 10-week course for beginners, starting Monday 25 September. More details can be found by visiting www.

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Atlantis at National Championships

While the World Swimming Championships were taking place in Budapest swimmers from Atlantis travelled to the glamourous town of Sheffield and the home of National Swimming for two weeks of competition. The event is seperated into British Championships in the first week and Home Nations Championships in the second. First to swim in week one was the experienced Lily Davis in the 50M breaststroke. Qualifying comfortably for the final in a fantastic PB (personal best) of 33.00 seconds Lily was in good form. The final was a really close race with Lily touching in 4th Place in 33.06. Although the team were gutted to just miss a medal it was a fantastic performance from Lily who after a tough 12 months was rewarded for her hard work. Next to swim was rookie Amelia Wright in the 200 Breast. Having

qualified for the event at South East regionals with a staggering 7 sec Pb it was a big ask for Amelia to produce her previous form so soon after. Amelia however is one that doesn’t shy away from a challenge and produced an amazing 1.13 PB to finish as reserve finalist. Following Amelia also competing at British Nationals for the first time was Zoe Cawsey. A blistering 30.25 and a new Sussex County Record saw Zoe qualify for the final at her first attempt. After a fantastic start in the final Zoe couldn’t quite hang on till the finish and finished in 9th Place but with a new PB and County Record the team were estatic with her result. Finishing up the first week was Senior Club Captain in the 50 Free. Despite qualify ing several times before this was the first time Beth had raced at the competition. Despite doing A levels and racing

against some extremely formidable swimmers Beth carried on her good form to reach the final in 7th Place. Like Amelia after such a massive swim at Regionals where she was crowned champion Beth couldn’t quite reproduce her form but despite that she and her coach were more than happy with her achievements in week 1. The second week started with the 100 Breast and saw both Lily and Amelia back in action. Lily comfortabley qualified for the final in the fastest lane with Amelia qualifying in 4th place. The final was a faboulousy close race with Lily finishing second by a meer .01 of a second but a Silver Medal was her reward for a great swim. Amelia produced another amazing PB in the final to finish in a very satisfying 4th place. Despite being on 15 her mature attitude to racing promises much for the future. Next to race was debutant Amber Ranson. Swimming in a tough age group and depite being on 12 years of age Amber managed to take the last spot in the final and produced a dazzling PB. 32.25 to finish in 8th Place for her first experience of racing at the highest level. On the final day Jacob Davis younger brother of Lily and Beth Britton were in action in the 50 Breast and 100 Free respectively. Again in his first appearance Jacob kept up the Davis tradition of qualifying for the final in first place and with a most awesome PB of 32.88 Jacob like his sister picked up a Silver Medal. Equally in the 100 Free Beth qualified in second place for the final and in her last race before going to University next year was more than up for the challenge. To Beth’s surprise she swam her heart out and with a PB of 58.49 picked up a Bronze Medal as her reward.

Roffey in Sussex Cup final after beating Horsham

Sunday August 6 - Sussex GrayNicholls T20 Cup – Semi Final Roffey 166-8 (20 overs) Horsham 125 all out (19.4 overs) Roffey won by 41 runs Cricket Martin Read - Sports Reporter After knocking Horsham out of the National KO Cup last year and humbling them in league in June, Roffey twisted the knife by eliminated their near neighbours in the semi final of the Sussex Cup at Cricketfield Road last Sunday. Roffey prefer to chase but were


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put in to bat, posting 60 off the first six overs, openers Ben Manenti and Matt Davies making 34 and 44 respectively, Davies hitting 5 huge sixes. Usman Khan contributed a typically lively 27 and Rohit Jagota plundered 31, but the scoring rate dropped significantly on the reintroduction of the perpetual scourge of Roffey, Michael Munday, who took 5-14 in his four over allocation. But, Roffey posted 166, a useful, rather than killer, score. Munday snared an LBW with a front of the hand slider, before bowling four batsmen – three in Roffey’s final over, saying: “I wasn’t too worried about bowling the last over after Rohit was out – he’s such a good player of spin. Now we’ll need to bat well.” Replying, Horsham had 36 on the board after 4 overs, but once Ryan Maskell departed for 44, smartly stumped by Davies, and Captain Michael Thornely for 31, only Nick Oxley and Mika Ekstrom reached double figures. Ben Manenti pouched a superb running overhead catch and Abdul Khan – Usman’s brother - bowling admirably straight from the town end, took 5-21 in three overs, Horsham being

bowled out 41 runs adrift. Roffey skipper Davies told us: “I thought we were about 15 short, but if we bowled well I knew we could win and Abdul treated us to a class display.” Abdul added: “It was just a case of bowling tightly, so I kept it simple and pitched it up.” While Horsham Captain Michael Thornely said: “It was gettable but they bowled well and we didn’t hit as many sixes as they did.” In the previous 35 year history of the competition Horsham have won it a record 13 times, but, after being beaten in last year’s semi, this year’s final is Roffey’s first - against Preston Nomads at Hove on the late August Bank Holiday, Monday 28. The penultimate stage of the competition was controversial after both semi finals were originally washed out. Nomads qualified after a bowl out was insisted upon against Hastings, whereas the League allowed Horsham and Roffey to rearrange their semi, albeit - despite the final being more than three weeks hence - mandating that it had to be played last Sunday on the same day that Roffey were already committed to another important game.

More rain dents Roffey’s title hopes Saturday August 5 - Sussex Premier League round up Cricket Martin Read - Sports Reporter

East Grinstead stole a march on Roffey, leap-frogging them to top the table after bowling out Bexhill for a paltry 95 and then knocking off the runs in 17 overs in the only completed game in last Saturday’s Premier League. At Horsham there was a delayed start, following which Roffey began brightly until rain interrupted twice more, the second stoppage proving terminal when a prolonged heavy downpour left patches of standing water. With eight fours and two sixes, Rohit Jagota’s fifty ball 61 saw the game intriguingly placed on 162-4 from 29.1 overs when it was called off. After five weeks in the lead Roffey drop to second, 19 points behind fortunate East Grinstead, Roffey coach Simon Fearnely telling the District Post: “It was frustrating we couldn’t get a result when East Grinstead were able to complete, but there’s nothing we can do about that so we just need to win all of our four remaining games to put them under pressure.” Elsewhere, beleaguered Ansty scored 39-2 against Brighton, Cuckfield got to 105-4 against Middleton, and Preston Nomads made 145-2 at Hastings,

but all to no avail. Despite the rain there was time for notable performances from two outstanding local cricketers – on the John Drew Ground at Horsham’s Cricketfield Road, 16 year old opening bat Adam Goacher struck 52 with 8 fours and a six in seven overs of fireworks for a Horsham feeder XI versus Belgrave Adelaide, and at Worthing former Billingshurst Captain Ben “Muralitharan” Wiiliams grabbed 7-30 to skittle the hosts after they looked certain to overtake Billi’s 160. Adam told us: “The forecast was bad so I decided to get some quick runs on the board to put us in a winning position if the rain relented”, while Ben said: “We’d only set a modest target so somebody needed to do something special and it was my day.” There are four rounds of matches left to play in the Premier League – Roffey return home tomorrow (Saturday) to take on third placed Cuckfield, the only team to beat them this season. Horsham travel to Brighton and East Grinstead host Preston Nomads. Then, in the following three weeks of the season’s title race, Roffey visit Hastings, then return home to play Middleton before finishing against Preston Nomads at Fulking, while East Grinstead go to bottom club Ansty before hosting Horsham and travelling to Cuckfield.

Mirfield Cup Finals Day at Horsham this Sunday! Cricket Martin Read - Sports Reporter

The district’s Mirfield Cup Finals Day will be at Horsham Cricket Club this Sunday (August 13) when Barns Green, Billingshurst, Horsham and Southwater will compete in two semi finals starting at 11, with the final following at 2.30. Matches will be played under T20 conditions, a formula introduced when the Mirfield – named after Frank Mirfield, an early President of Horsham CC – began in 1959, long before the format’s adoption by the professional game worldwide. The well attended Mirfield final - always accompanied by plenty of banter among the friendly rivals - has long been an outstanding event at Horsham Cricket Club and this year’s re-launch, switching it from a midweek evening basis onto the Sunday finals day tournament will give it an even more distinctive and exceptional showcase. After Horsham Cricket Club

President Barry Peay said: “We’ve changed the format to reflect the modern era”, organiser David Horsman told the District Post: “In this year’s Mirfield we’re staging the competition on a single Sunday to provide a really memorable day of matches and we’ve invited previously successful participants to provide the entertainment!” Horsham’s Shaka Shambrook added: “Its great to keep the tradition and spirit of the Mirfield going in our new and exciting finals day competition, culminating in presentation of the cup to a local club and we look forward to welcoming the players, officials and supporters of the teams and all local cricket followers to join in our celebration on this special day”. For the record, the four competing clubs have won the Mirfield Cup 14 times between them – Barns Green took it in 1961 and 1975, Billingshurst in 2006, 2007 and 2012, Southwater in 2011 and 2013, while Horsham have carried off the silverware on seven occasions, lastly in 1993.


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