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New celebration of all things American comes to Horsham Organised by Horsham District Council, in partnership with local vehicle enthusiasts and Horsham Markets. Horsham’s first American themed festival will take place on Sunday 24 September from 10am to 4pm in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. The festival will be a celebration

of all things American and will showcase American cars and bikes supported by themed stalls and live entertainments. With the name Horsham AmeriCARna, the event is aiming to reflect the ‘50s and ‘60s era and will feature entertainments based on this theme. Visitors are being urged to get out their dancing

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dresses and drainpipes to get into the retro swing. Live Music starts at 11am, with cars arriving in groups throughout the morning. Over 150 cars and some 30 bikes have registered to take part in the event and will be displayed in dedicated zones around the town, from the Parkside council offices

in Chart Way to the Bishopric and the Forum. Event maps and a prize draw event trail will guide visitors to ensure they don’t miss a thing. Cabinet Member for the Local Economy, Cllr Gordon Lindsay, commented: “It is great news to welcome this new event to our, already packed, programme of


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Continued from front page “I would encourage as many of you as possible to come along, don your retro costumes and join in the fun.” If you are interested in NASCARS, classic and newer Corvettes, Mustangs, Firebirds and Camaros, Classic 50s and 60s cruisers, Customs, Hot Rods, old style Commercials, and custom American bikes, this could be the event for you. Local independent fashion stores, Retroesque and Apache Menswear, are supporting the ‘dress up’ by providing prizes for the best dressed gal and guy on the day. Entry will be by ‘selfie’ taken at the event and posted on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #horshamamericarna. The winners will be announced at the Carfax bandstand just after the main car display leaves at 3.30pm. Sunday’s entertainment includes two music stages at Parkside council offices and the Carfax Bandstand, presenting a programme of American inspired music and dance, assembled by Horsham Rocks. A fabulous selection of bands and solo artists are playing from 11am to 3pm, followed by a finale set from the near legendary Almost Elvis Band at the Bandstand – so definitely worth breaking out those ‘blue suede shoes’. American DJ, Sounds Entertainment will be bringing an authentic atmosphere to the Classic Muscle Car Zone in the Bishopric, playing alongside St. Catherine’s Hos-

pice. The Horsham AmeriCARna Parkside Zone is the first outing for the new Horsham Rotary Club digital slot cars circuit, complete with authentic muscle cars. This will be running throughout the day alongside the Zone’s café, music stage, NASCAR and modern muscle car displays until 3pm. Visitors can win either a £250 hamper or a supercar driving experience for one if they complete and enter the A-Plan Insurance Horsham AmeriCARna trail. All you have to do is complete an entry form with your insurance renewal dates and which colours have been allocated to the car and bike display zones. (The colours will be visible on windscreen passes in each car and banners in each area.) The forms can be posted on the day at the St. Catherine’s Hospice gazebo in the Bishopric Classic Muscle Car Zone or online via the event Facebook page. The event has been made possible by collaboration between the council and commercial partners, including A Plan Insurance, Max’s Diner (at Langhurst Wood Road), RetroEsque, and Apache Menswear. Also supporting the event are Horsham Car Centre JEEP, Tesla Motors, Dream Cars of Redhill and P&D Custom bikes all of which will have displays in and around the Carfax. To follow the event, please visit:

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Hopfest returns to Dark Star Brewery Dark Star’s sixth Hopfest returns to the brewery on September 30th and October 1st. A record number of visitors are expected at Dark Star’s annual Green Hop festival to enjoy the outstanding live music from local musicians and street art displays, alongside beer, cider, wine and street food. Held over two days, the event is run to celebrate the hop harvest and has its own beer, Green Hop IPA, to mark the occasion. The family friendly festival is centered in the brewery itself, which is situated in the village of Partridge Green just south of Horsham. Crowds will be entertained with live music from local musicians such as Cherry Bomb, cigar box guitar legends Chickenbone John and Hollowbelly and on Sunday, Heart FM’s Tom and Jack bring their Juke Box Live Band to the brewery.

Commenting, James Cuthbertson from Dark Star said: “This is the one even that our brewers seem to look forward to us much as the public that come to enjoy the festival. We’ve got a great line-up of bands, a range of food and of course a beer or two ready to be drunk. For those that haven’t been, it’s a very chilled event, where the beer and music just flows across the weekend.” Entry is £5 which includes a beer, cider, wine or soft drink. Under 18’s are free but no drink included. All proceeds go to the Dark Star Foundation, see: www. Saturday 30th Sept 11:00 – 18:30 Sunday 1st Oct midday – 18:00 For more information visit events or follow on Facebook and Twitter: @darkstarbrewco

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Bumper crowd revels in agricultural show 3 arrests made following

fatal stabbing in Horsham Police were called to an address in Park Way, Horsham on Tuesday (19 September) where a man was fatally stabbed. Three people have been arrested in connection with his murder. A statement, later released by Horsham Police, explained that emergency services were called to the scene after receiving reports of a man having been assaulted at approximately 5.10pm on the evening in question: “Despite the efforts of police and paramedics, the 37-year-old victim sadly died

News Martin Read - Reporter Last Saturday the annual West Grinstead & District Ploughing & Agricultural Society match and show - this year at Westons Farm, Itchingfield – attracted a huge crowd of contented visitors clearly enjoying a day in the countryside, along with competitors from across the county and far beyond. Large fields at the substantial farm were ploughed by various means, but there was far more to the day than ploughing alone, the event again resembling the South of England Show. In the main ring there were cattle, a selection of dairy and beef animals and calves from the local Brinsbury Campus. A wide variety of sheep were also on display, accompanied by a shearing demonstration. There were pigs, too and nearby, entertaining ferrets raced through tubes in aid of Cancer Research, a 50p stake enabling winning investors to double their outlay. There was terrier racing, and a gun dog scurry over straw bales to retrieve an object on the firing of a starting pistol. Hounds paraded, hedge layers and welders competed, while an energetic tug of war enthused – all surrounded by fair ground activities, food stalls, stick making and an enormous collection of traditional and state of the art agricultural machinery of all shapes and sizes. Steyning Young Farmers Club ran a skittle alley and beautiful country prints, leather goods and vintage wooden handled tools were on offer, not far from a number of vintage stationary machines, some over 100 years old, but still working as pumps and flour grinders. The East Clayton Farm donkeys charmed everyone, the Washington based charity seeking volunteers to continue their work with visiting groups and residents who are either disadvantaged or disabled. Lunches and local beers were popular in the barn while the Christs Hospital School Band went through their entertaining repertoire alongside the meet the farmer education area. Nearby, vegetables, fruit, cake, jam and

plants – including spectacular orchids – were judged, and a produce stall raised money for Chestnut Tree Hospice. Clay pigeon shooting and bale stacking were among other popular activities and tractor and trailer rides busily ferried families around the farm, where the expertly scrutinised ploughing was taking place across the expansive fields. The ploughing featured iconic little grey Fergie tractors and Fordsons, dating from the 1940s, on to giant modern machines. There were tractors with caterpillar tracks and spiked metal wheels and beautifully decorated working shire horses, including Madge and Dolly competing against Roger and Major. An enormous chain and belt driven threshing and binding machine sorted the wheat from the chaff, and a hooting traction engine worked in tandem with a gigantic steam ploughing machine, the pair combining to pull a contraption with a man steering aloft and two colleagues acting as ballast below, as it worked up and down the field. The draw for raffle prizes and presentation of some of the magnificent array of cups took place in the afternoon. The remaining silverware will be awarded at the Society’s annual dinner at the Steyning Centre on Saturday October 7th. The show was established

in 1871 and in his welcome message, this year’s West Grinstead & District Ploughing & Agricultural Society President, local MP Jeremy Quin, said: “The Ploughing Match is a great occasion for those taking part and a very happy occasion to exhibit what we value about Sussex farming, its community, history and its future. We are all deeply grateful to the huge amount of work that has been put in to make today special.” This was a long day for the organisers, Show Secretary Rowan Allan, in charge for his 19th show, telling the District Post: “We arrived at 7.30 to greet farmers coming in with their machinery. There’s always such a nice atmosphere, and, proceeds from the show enable us to provide a bursary helping local agricultural workers to develop their farming careers”. Barry Peay and his wife Sarah were among the many volunteer stewards again, Barry, taking time off from the presidency of Horsham Cricket Club, quipped: “It was lively here first thing when some lambs broke free and were chased by sheepdogs, adding to the fun!” The show is held different farms each year, providing fresh challenges and views – next year it will be at Priors Byne Farm, Partridge Green on September 15.

at the scene from his injuries. His family have been informed. Police say the man is believed to be Anthony Williams from Broadbridge Heath, althoug a formal identification is yet to made. “Two men aged 18 and 22 both from London and a woman aged 22 were arrested 40 minutes later at Littlehaven railway station in Horsham. The men were detained on suspicion of murder and the woman was detained on suspicion of assisting an offender. They are currently in custody.”

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Help prevent Cancer the book lover’s way Geography Photography Competition at Farlington On Sunday 1 October a new event, the Treasured Books Roadshow, is promised to delight book lovers and raise funds for cancer prevention. The Mary How Trust for Cancer Prevention is hosting an afternoon with award-winning author Kate Mosse, and popular booksellers Kim’s Bookshop. The trust is inviting book lovers to bring with them a cherished book and have it valued – and, if there is a story behind it, perhaps share this with Kate Mosse and the audience: “Like the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, there may be some unusual tales to tell. Your book might be a first edition, an author’s signed copy, something you were given as a prize, or a book you just love for whatever reason. It may be completely valueless, but the story behind it may be far more interesting.” Kate Mosse

Mike Toynbee, who is organizing the event for the Mary How Trust, commented: “This is a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon – and the proceeds will help local men and women to spot cancer early through health screenings. It’s wonderful that Kate Mosse is joining us, and we’re grateful to Kim’s Bookshop for sponsoring this fun new event.” Event details: The Roadshow will take place at the New Park Centre, from 2.30pm. Tickets: £10, available to purchase now, include a free valuation of a treasured volume and a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of delicious cake. There will also be a pay bar serving wine, and a fun literary quiz to enter for a chance to win back the cost of a ticket. To purchase tickets, please visit: or call the Mary How Trust ticket line: 01798-877646

The Geography Department at Farlington Senior School, in association with Toby Phillips Photography, launched its own competition to mark the start of an exciting year ahead in Geography, inspired by the Geographical Association 2017 Physical Landscape Photograph competition. Over the summer break, girls in Farlington’s Years 7-9 photographed a physical landscape and completed a report, which explained the physical processes which had created the landscape, and also identified how the landscape had changed over time. Toby Phillips, a highly-regarded profes-

wall. Toby commented on the excellent standard of work which was submitted from all the girls. The photographs, as well as reviews from Toby, will be on display in the Design Foyer at Farlington School over the next two weeks for everyone to view. The photographs will then be framed and displayed outside the Geography classroom to create an inspiring and captivating space. The girls will now enter their photograph and report to the national competition organised by the Geographical Association. Good luck to all!

sional photographer, spent hours reviewing the entries and judging the girls’ photographic skills. Toby attended the Senior School assembly to award prizes and certificates to the girls. In first place was Esme Allford with her photograph of the beautiful thermal waters of Lake Vouliagmeni, Greece. Imogen Hunting was placed second for her stunning photograph of the Rio Chillar, Nerja, and Millie Lewis came third with her awe-inspiring photograph of Mount Etna, Sicily. Roseanna Savage was highly commended for her perfectly framed photograph of the Trebarwith Strand, Corn-

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First West Sussex Repair Café launches in Horsham

What do you do with a broken toaster? Or a laptop which is on the go slow? Or with a ripped pair of trousers? Bin it? No, repair, remake, reuse and refresh, saving money and helping the planet. Sussex Green Living, an environmental awareness and education community initiative, and Horsham Quakers are launching a Repair Café on 7 October in Horsham. This will be the first Repair Café in West Sussex and will take place on the first Saturday of every month 10am-12.30pm. Volunteer repair experts and creative members of the community will be available to help make all possible repairs free of charge. Tools and materials will also be on

hand. People visiting the Horsham Repair Café will bring along their broken items from home, clothes, laptops, PCs, toasters, lamps, hair dryers, and then with the assistance of a technical volunteer repairer they will learn how to mend the item. The Horsham Repair Café will consist of a rotating theme of different repair café sessions, starting with clothing repair, alterations and textile upcycling on Saturday 7 October. On 4 November, laptops and computer can be brought for repairs and on 2 December, the repair café morphs into an energy café, to look at how people can reduce their energy use at home and maybe switch to another

energy provider to save money. On 3 February, the café focuses on woodwork repair and remaking. The themes repeat in 2018, with the addition of a small household goods electrical repair session on 7 April. Carrie, founder of Sussex Green Living, explained: “Many local people have wanted a repair café in Horsham, so we thought long and hard how we could set one up. A dedicated team of Sussex Green Living volunteers have been running a special recycling scheme, diverting waste resources from landfill since early 2012. “Horsham Quakers have kindly provided a public drop off location for our scheme and, for many years, they have run a household cleaning product refill service on the first Saturday of every month. So this community led repair café seemed the natural progression”. This initiative is supported by Horsham Men in Sheds, Kinder Tech and Groundwork. By promoting repairs, the Horsham Repair Café wants to help reduce mountains of waste. This is “absolutely necessary”, according to Jill Shuker, a Sussex Green Living volunteer: “We throw away piles of stuff in West Sussex; Even things which practically have nothing wrong with them, and which could easily be used again after a simple repair. Unfortunately, many people have forgotten that they can have things repaired. Repair Café wants to change all that.” Helen Whittington from Horsham Quakers said: “We are really

excited to be part of this project. Sustainability and Simplicity are key testimonies for Quakers. Our faith nudges us to take practical, grass roots based action so this project feels like the perfect fit. Horsham Repair Cafe will be launching during national Quaker Week, which is an annual focus on Quaker worship and initiatives across the country. Horsham Quakers will be holding an open air silent worship on Wednesday 4 October in the Carfax from 12.301pm; all are welcome to take part - just turn up! Further information about Quakers is available at www. and The Repair Cafe project has been awarded a £1000 start up fund, through the ‘Change the World in 20 ways’ grant from West Sussex company Green People. Green People are celebrating 20 years of manufacturing natural plant based organic beauty products with human and environmental health in mind. Horsham Repair Café is launching on 7th October 10am - 12.30pm and will then take place on the first Saturday of every month at the Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL. The Repair Café team is urging people to come along and enjoy refreshments, watch, volunteer or have a go at repairing, remaking or creative upcycling. Further information about the rotating repair and energy themes, please visit:

24 hour charity Horsham park run A 24 hour park run in Horsham Park will take place at the end of the month, in aid of Chestnut Tree House. With the support of Sussex Police, James Munden, himself a serving officer, explained: “I will attempt to run a park run every hour for 24 hours, so will be over 74 miles. Various people are going to join me along the way, including, hopefully, a relay team of people running with dogs.” Chestnut Tree House provides care and support to around 300 children with life-shortening conditions and their families across East Sussex, West Sussex and South East Hampshire. The cost of providing this vital service is over £3.5 million per year, yet the hospice receives less than 7% central government funding so relies heavily on the support of the local community to continue providing vital care to local children and families. The run is scheduled for Friday 29 September in Horsham Park finishing with parkrun at 9am on Saturday 30. A cake sale will be held in the park at same time. All are invited to come down and run/walk or support.


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News Charlie Brooker - Collyer’s Student & Robotics team member Seven teenagers from Collyer’s Sixth Form College travelled to Washington DC in the summer to represent the United Kingdom at FIRST Global, an international robotics Olympiad. In May, the Collyer’s Robotics team made county headlines by coming third in the UK Student Robotics competition – the best result ever seen by the college. For reaching the top three, they were given the opportunity to make a video pitch for representing the UK in the inaugural FIRST Global Robotics Challenge (FIRST = For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). The pitch made by the Collyer’s team was successful and they soon found themselves preparing to take their new robot to the United States. Every year the FIRST organisation will take the theme for FIRST Global from the National Academy of Engineering’s “14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21 st century”. These range across a plethora of fields from making solar energy economical to preventing nuclear terror. For the inaugural year, FIRST chose the challenge of providing access to clean water. This challenge is a big one – water use has quadrupled in the past four decades and despite this, more than a billion people do not have reliable access to fresh, drinkable water. The FIRST founder, Dean Kamen, believes “We can empty half of all the beds in all the hospitals in the world by

just giving people clean water.” The goal faced by the robots, named “H2O Flow”, was based on providing clean water for all. Each round involved six different nations’ teams split into two randomly assigned alliances on opposite sides of the arena. The robots then had two and a half minutes to score as many points as they can to win the round for their alliance. Scoring involved sorting blue balls – “water particles” – from orange balls – “contaminant particles”. Once collected from the arena’s river bed the water particles were carried to the alliance reservoir and the contaminant particles to the alliance laboratory atop the bridge. Once the two and a half minutes were over, teams could score bonus points if their robots had lifted themselves off the ground using a climbing bar. Each team played in six matches over the course of the two competition days and Team UK continued to win two of their three matches on Day 1 – their third match ending with the robot ending up like a turtle, prompting the team to make some rapid adjustments. Many teams brought traditional dishes, foods or dress with them to Washington to show the world and, with tension so high, Team UK thought it appropriate to share the wonder that is a good cup of Earl Grey. Many had good reviews of the tea – the kiwi mentor was particularly happy to have finally found a cuppa! The second competition day went much the same as the first except there was a lot of shirt signing going on by that point.

The UK robot was strong enough to drive off the side of the bridge during Team UK’s first match of Day 2... fortunately it made a comeback, winning in the following round in an alliance with Haiti and the Dominican Republic against France, Kosovo and Mexico but then went on to lose in their final match. Throughout the event, Dean Kamen and manager Joe Sestak emphasised that the spirit of FIRST Global was not to battle or to win, but to work together and, in Kamen’s words, “show the world what real cooperation can do”. Over the course of the week in Washington, Team UK definitely helped show the world what happens when we work together. The UK Team from Collyer’s now has ongoing friendships in countries as close as France and Ireland to countries as far as Chile and Tanzania. Team UK would like to thank everyone at FIRST Global for such an incredible and life-changing experience. A big shout out to everyone who helped us along the way, especially Vikrant Bhargava, Keith from Collyer’s Design Technology, Rotary Club Horsham and Red River. At the closing ceremony, it was announced that the second FIRST Global event will take place in Mexico City in July 2018. We will be working with robots at Collyer’s for the foreseeable future; to any new Collyer’s students looking to get involved in Robotics, talk to Diane Dowling in Computer Science – we look forward to seeing you at Fresher’s Fayre.

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how amazing the Macmillan cancer support is. Also a friend who I work with has been through the worst few months of her life fighting this terrible disease. Watching her fight, coupled with her support made me want to help in any way I can. Very happy that she’s now in remission, she’s such a fantastic lady.

“I know along with the raffle, which was supported by so many local businesses, I have raised well over £1,500.00. More money is rolling in all the time. Thank you so much to my McKay sister lovelies for such great support and everyone that supported and made this possible. Thank you all, staff at The Forest School, you rock!”

Get Together on a date that suits you, but St Catherine’s is encouraging as many people as possible to host a get together during national Hospice Care Week, which takes place between Monday 9 October and Sunday 15 October, and celebrates the work hospices do to care for people in their local communities. Hannah Cooke, Events Fundraising Assistant at St Catherine’s, said: “Hospice Care

gether. org. uk/ hospice/stch/ or call St Catherine’s fundraising team: 01293 447355. You can also visit: www. TheBigGetTogether. for ideas and inspiration.


Week is the ideal time to support your local hospice, show off your hosting skills, and spend quality time with family, friends or colleagues. Your efforts hosting a Big Get Together will make a huge difference to the people we care for, and we can’t wait to hear all your Big Get Together plans!” Ready to find out more? Sign up online: http:// www. thebiggetto-


to look forward to and feels like home. Every time I come here, I feel completely enveloped in love.” You can hold your Big


This autumn, as part of a nationwide initiative with 16 other hospices, St Catherine’s Hospice is asking you to invite your family, friends or colleagues to a Big Get Together. Your Big Get Together can be anything you like, from a cocktailsand-canapés evening to a board games night, from a pamper party to a 1920s gin and dancing event; so whether you dust off your dancing shoes, decorate those cakes or dig out your wine glasses to raise money, it doesn’t matter - it just matters that you do! By hosting a Big Get Together you’ll be helping local people living with terminal illness to socialise with others in a similar situation at St Catherine’s Day Hospices in Crawley and Reigate. Stanley attends Day Hospice. He explained: “At St Catherine’s, I can talk to people who truly care and share my thoughts and feelings with others who understand. I honestly couldn’t do without my weekly Day Hospice visits. St Catherine’s gives me something



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Growing demand for foster carers

With just under 700 children currently in foster care in West Sussex, an appeal is being made for people to help give a local child a temporary home. There is a growing number of children and young people needing foster care across the country and West Sussex is no different, which is why West Sussex County Council is aiming to recruit and train more foster carers than ever. The County Council’s Fostering Service is also enhancing its support packing for carers, including improved training. Local foster carers, Sandra and Anthony, chose to specialise in fostering a child and their parent at the same time. Sandra, who was a childminder for five years prior


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to fostering, said: “I read an article in West Sussex Connections and it sparked an interest. I had worked with parents from a range of backgrounds, some of whom had quite a difficult time and needed more support. I thought: maybe I could do this, maybe there is something I can contribute. “Our own children were on board with the idea from the start – they were used to all the comings and goings from the childminding. “Like anything you do, it has its ups and downs, but it has been great. You must respect their background - which could be very different from your own. It’s important to guide people in the right way and give support where they need it the most. It’s important to let them

know that you don’t have to be Mary Poppins to be a parent. “I have regular visits from my social worker. She is always on the end of the phone and there are local foster carer support groups that we can go along to. The children and family centres in West Sussex are amazing – a massive support. “It feels good to know you have put support in and have done what you can to help. You’re a moment in time in their lives, and if you can impact it in a positive way… even if it’s looked back on 10 or 20 years later, that’s all you can ask.” The Fostering Service is keen to hear from people from all backgrounds and with a range of life experience, including different ethnic minority backgrounds. Stephen Hillier, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “Our marvellous foster carers are a huge and incredibly important part of our ability to provide the best possible care and outcomes for some of our children and young people. We therefore warmly welcome all enquiries from residents, who are interested in offering a loving home, and are constantly striving to provide good all-round support to foster carers.” The service is looking for people who would like to make a difference and enjoy working with people and children. To find out more, head to a local information session, call the team on 0330 222 7775 or visit:

Horsham District Heritage Forum The newly formed Horsham District Heritage Forum’s inaugural meeting took place earlier this month. Although not the only local history group in the district, it is the only one of its type. Chairman of Cowfold Village History Society, Mike Burt, explained: “At the moment, there are 15 local groups across the district that are specifically focused on local history, in addition to around four museums and a number of other heritage groups. Each runs its own programme of events, talks and so on, but until now there has been no cross district group that provides the opportunity to collaborate between groups, share information and resources as appropriate and develop cross district heritage themes. “I spoke to Jeremy Knight, Curator Horsham Museum, about this in April this year and from that discussion emerged the proposal to establish such a group that would be self-sustaining and self-resourced and not dependent on the very stretched resources of Horsham Museum and its staff. Jeremy supports this fully. I agreed to

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lead on setting this up and the inaugural meeting of the what we are calling the Horsham District Heritage Forum took place on 4 September, hosted by Rupert Toovey at Toovey’s Auctioneers.” The meeting agreed the establishment of the Forum and how it would be run and 12 local groups have formed the initial membership. Members are now working to develop the Forum’s web presence, that will be run off the Cowfold History Society website (www.cofoldhistorysociety., and expect this to be fully operational by the end of October. “This is the first time that a cross district Forum like this has been established” continued Mike, “and my expectation is that there will be many rich opportunities for collaboration, sharing of experience and importantly, avoidance of duplication. A key focus for the Forum, in the next year, will be a main heritage contribution to the Horsham Year of Culture 2019 initiative and I am attending the launch event at the Capitol on 27 September to explore this further.”


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dealership. Accessories, such as parking sensors, can be browsed online, but ordering and fitting are undertaken direct with Doves Horsham’s aftersales team. Richard Law from Doves Horsham said: “When customers take delivery of a new car, there is so much information to take on board – from the car’s extensive features to its servicing requirements – that it isn’t always practical for them to consider ad-

ditional items. While we highlight accessories that we think would be useful to a particular customer, such as a dog harness or load compartment divider if they regularly take their dog with them, there are so many that it is impossible to highlight them all. “It’s often not clear that a certain accessory will make a customer’s life easier until they have lived with the car for a little while. Providing access to our accessories online, complete with the means to purchase most items without having to leave the comfort of your own home, is far more convenient. For more complex accessories such as parking sensors, we are also always on hand to explain the options and fitting process.” With the first customer deliveries of the new XC60 premium mid-size SUV taking place this month, coinciding with the release of the new ‘67’ registration plate, Doves Horsham expects the accessories site to be well used. Law added: “It is very exciting to take delivery of a new car, and accessories are the icing on the cake. The only problem is choosing which ones best suit you!” For more information on the Volvo range, please go to: www. or visit: Doves Horsham at Guildford Road.

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Horsham-based Volvo customers can now accessorise their cars online

Local Volvo owners can now go online to buy the brand’s range of accessories, following the launch of the manufacturer’s new accessories website. includes a whole host of practical items so customers can adapt their car to their lifestyle. It includes child seats, towbars, bicycle racks, roof boxes, canoe/ kayak holders and alloy wheels that are ordered online and delivered directly to Horsham’s local


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RHYTHMIC (THE HAT The Overtures MAN) Wildwood Golf & Country The Carfax Bandstand, Club, Cranleigh Horsham 18:00 - 16:00 T14:00 Slammers Soul Band Hospital The BarleyRadio Mow,Crawley Tandridge Live Music Event 20:00 The Star - Horsham, Roffey 12:00 - 23:00 Gatling Camel Saturday 17th The Bedford, Horsham September 21:00 Horsham Rocks Presents T Slammers Soul Band Horsham The The Malt Bandstand, Shovel, Horsham Carfax, 20:30 Horsham 11:00 til 16:00 Double Dare Nell Bryden Heath Village Broadbridge The Capitol Theatre, HorCentre, Broadbridge Heath sham 20:30 19:30 The Okee Dokee Band Larger Than Life Duo The Jolly Tanners, StapleGoffs field Park Social Club, Crawley 20:30 20:30 Hounds of Sound Broadbridge Heath Village Centre, Broadbridge Heath 20:00 Quo-caine AmeriCARna The Mulberry, Goring Horsham Town Centre, 20:30 Horsham Black Heart Angel 10:00 til Shovel, 16:00 Horsham The Malt Stan’s Showcase 0:30 The Anchor Hotel, Horsham 19:00


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South Saxon Beardsmen Gathering The Malt Shovel, Horsham 12:00 til 18:00 Acoustic showcases Open Mic night The Surrey Oaks, The Shelley Arms, BroadNewdigate bridge Heath 20:00 19:30 Acoustic Open Mic Night Riverboat Shuffle The Jolly Tanners, StapleHorsham Sports Club, field Horsham 20:00 20:00



Tuesday 20th Open Mic Night September The Bear, Horsham

Acoustic 20:00 Open Mic Night The Jolly Tanners, Staplefield 20:30 Blues Workshop Northgate Community Centre, Crawley Open Mic night 20:00 The Star - Dorking, DorkOpen Mic Night ing, Surrey The Royal Oak, Ifield 20:30 20:00 Open Mic night Acoustic The Bullshowcases Inn, Henfield The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate 20:00 19:30


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Elio Pace and his band at The Capitol Next month, Horsham’s Capitol Theatre plays host to the sensational Billy Joel Songbook. “Everything about The Billy Joel Songbook is sheer perfection. We can only marvel at Elio Pace’s talent” Robert Lindsay In 2013, and again in 2014, Elio Pace was invited to ‘fill Billy Joel’s shoes’, starring in five very special reunion concerts in the USA with Joel’s original 1971-72 touring band, recreating the historic Sigma Sounds live recordings. This incredible honour inspired Elio to fulfil a lifetime ambition of creating a theatre show showcasing the wonderful songbook of the six-time Grammy award winner. And so, ‘The Billy Joel Songbook, performed by Elio Pace and his band’ was born. Elio took to the road in 2014, with the first ever Billy Joel Songbook national theatre tour anywhere in the World, enthralling audiences at 70 venues around the UK and Ireland. With Billy Joel choosing to perform a mere one

Friday 16th Horsham Rocks Presents: September

A poignant story of a Boxer who was also a Conscientious Objector comes to The Hawth Studio this month. White Feather Boxer is a two hander-play. Set in 1967 in a shabby boxing gym in Bethnal Green, elderly trainer Jimmy listens to the news that the world’s heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali refuses to fight in Vietnam. It’s a story Jimmy knows all too well. Back during WW1, he used to be a contender, but with Conscription, conscientious objectors went to prison or the firing squad. The Quaker-Boxer made his choice, but he still can’t face those demons from the past. Now there’s Jo, an angry, stub-

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or two international shows every few years, there are many fans out there who have never had the opportunity to hear his music live. ‘The Billy Joel Songbook’, packed with over 30 of Joel’s hits and fan favourites, will give everyone a fantastic opportunity to hear his wonderful songbook, played and sung by the brilliant Elio Pace and his magnificent:6-piece band. Elio and the band were featured by Sky Sports in their TV and online coverage of the 2015 Ashes cricket tournament, with a specially re-written version of Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’. Now in its third year, the 2016 Billy Joel Songbook theatre tour has once again been booked to play at over 50 venues this year all over the UK. Performance: October 7, 7.30pm, The Capitol Theatre. Tickets: By calling The Capitol Box Office: 01403 750220 or going on-line: www.thecapitolhorsham. com

born new demon from the present. Women boxing!? Is that even legal? Training her in the noble art is going to take all his strength, not to mention his patience... White Feather Boxer is produced by Take the Space Touring Theatre Company and written and directed by its co-founder Siobhán Nicholas whose aim is to partner the bravest of ideals with the bravest of sports. Performance: Saturday 30 September, 7.45pm, The Hawth Studio. Tickets: £13.50 (discounts £11.50, schools/groups of 10 or more £8.50), available from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or by visiting Design Search Social

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Pulborough’s annual harvest fair, which celebrates farming, food and fun, will take place on the this weekend. This year’s principal sponsor is Domino’s Pizza Pulborough, who will be selling pizza slices in the food area. The fair will include the fantastic LMC Arena with music from local folk band Taylor Maid performing at noon and 4pm, entertainment from the brilliant Tom Foolery, a fun dog show at 1pm, run by Arun Veterinary Group, beer and bellinis, plenty of local produce and tasty food stalls

in the Mayo Wynne Baxter Food Area, cakes, farm animals, craft stalls, displays, a scarecrow competition, sponsored by Comyn & James and Harris’s beautiful traditional fun fair. Local businesses and groups which are supporting the event, include Harwoods and the Pulborough Medical Group, who will be on hand should anyone need medical assistance. The theme for this year’s Scarecrow competition is Sci-Fi & Space! Scarecrows can be brought along to the Glebe Field on the day, between 8am and 10am, to be

displayed. Prizes will be awarded for the judge’s favourite. For tips on how to make your scarecrow, please look out for this year’s fair brochure. There will be a raffle in the Organisers tent, with a star prize of £100. Event details: Saturday 23 September 11am until 5pm, Glebe field (opposite the Chequers Hotel) in the centre of Pulborough. Free entry. For more information, please visit: www.facebook/pulboroughharvestfair


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The Club have teamed up with the District Post to offer one lucky reader a three month membership at the club, including full unlimited use of all the golf and health and fitness facilities*, worth over £1,470.00. More than a gym, the golf and country club offers an 18 hole golf course plus a 9 hole Academy Course and fully flood lit driving range. Included in the membership will be use of the beautiful pool, with its Jacuzzi and steam room, plus an extensive range of classes, ranging from Aqua Aerobics, to Pilates, to Body Combat. With over 100 classes a week to choose from in our 3 studios, members are spoilt for choice! Our Award Winning Gym Team will assist you with building a Programme and goal setting to keep you on track in the gym during your membership, and to encourage the winner on a path to a healthier lifestyle – Get body ready in time for the Christmas season! The lucky winner will also receive £25.00 onto their membership levy card to spend within the club. Whether he or she fancies a relaxing massage or a cleansing facial in the club’s Retreat, or a delicious meal made by the Head Chef and his brigade, the winner is sure to feel spoilt and welcomed to the Club. Receive a Free One Day Guest Pass The Club is also offering a FREE ONE DAY PASS to every reader, worth £15.00, which includes use of

the gym and pool*. To apply for the free day pass, call 01403 792620, quoting ‘District Post’, to book an initial appointment. Then tear out this page, with your completed details, and take it along with photo ID to your appointment. Your details will automatically be entered into the prize draw for the three months membership. *Terms and Conditions: Treatments and paid-for classes are not

included with the free pass. Pass holders must call the club to book an appointment prior to visiting. You must bring this article and photo ID to the appointment. Failure to book an appointment in advance may result in refused entry into the club. This is an introductory offer and is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. The one day pass entitles one person (aged 18 or over) to use the Club for one day only.

Slinfold Golf & Country Club is near which West Sussex Town? A) Horsham B) Brighton C) Worthing Email your answer to *Terms & Conditions: Membership is for one adult over the age of 18, running for three consecutive months from October 1st 2017 to 31st December 2017. There is no cash alternative and membership cannot be transferred to another name.

Noah & The Whale Front Man at The Capitol in October

In an interconnected, digital world, what does it take to disappear? Songwriter and lyricist, Charlie Fink, former front man of the

highly successful band Noah And The Whale, multi-award winning playwright David Greig and director Max Webster team up to present Cover My Tracks, a unique production intertwining music and theatre that is set to captivate audiences throughout the UK this Summer. Starring both Fink himself and critically acclaimed theatre actor, Jade Anouka (widely praised for her recent performance in Shakespeare Trilogy at the Donmar Warehouse), Cover My Tracks tells the tale of an idealistic young songwriter attempting to write a 21st century pop masterpiece, who suddenly vanishes without a trace. Might her personal songbook be the key to unlocking the mystery? Cover My Tracks premiered at The Old Vic in London and has continued to tour throughout the nation and will subsequently visit some of Britain and Ireland’s finest theatres and arts spaces, including Horsham’s Capitol Theatre, in October. As the lead singer-songwriter for Noah and the Whale, Fink sold over a million albums and headlined at notable venues around

the world, including a sold-out show at the Royal Albert Hall. He was the producer of Laura Marling’s Mercury Prize nominated album ‘Alas, I Cannot Swim’ and has written and produced music for artists including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Foxes, Rhodes and Eliot Sumner. Fink’s initial foray into the theatre was also a collaboration with David Greig on their production of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, which debuted at The Old Vic in 2015 and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Family Show. Now returning with a brand new production that brings together the experience of a live gig and a modern folk tale, Cover My Tracks will showcase the artistic versatility of its protagonists, bringing a truly entertaining show to lovers of music, theatre and the arts nationwide. Performance: Sun 1 Oct, 7:30pm, Capitol Theatre Tickets: £22.50, available online: www. or via The Capitol Box Office: 01403 750220 For more information and tickets, please visit:

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Get Ready for Some Spooky and Sparkly Events at Drusillas Park! Just because the school holidays are over doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Drusillas Park has heaps of seasonal surprises to keep your little monkeys entertained this Halloween and Christmas. From g-g- ghosts and ghouls to Santa Claus and reindeer, there’s plenty of spooky and sparkly excitement waiting just around the corner! Put your nerves to the test and prepare yourself for a whole host of spine-tingling surprises and bone chilling entertainment this Halloween. Allow your wicked side to show, as you stake out Shriek Week and take part in all the eerie events between Saturday 21 and Sunday 29 October - You’re sure to have a fang-tasic time! Watch your step, as you venture through the creepy cobwebbed corridors of Haunted Heights and stray into the terror-tory of sin sisters, Hocus and Pocus, as they play hide and shriek with the unsuspecting public. The derelict castle towers high above the skyline of Drusillas, but deep at the heart of Haunted Heights lies a ghostly secret... Thrill seekers are invited to knock on the trap door and discover the spooktacular surprise within. Will you dare to get into the spirit of things? ...Or perhaps you would rather take your chances in Eden’s Eye? Missing from the tomb of Eden’s Eye, an ancient Mummy has been seen wandering through the shadowy pathways of the twisted terror maze. Enter through the old temple ruins and unravel the mystery

within…but take heed you don’t come to a dead end! You can pay a visit to the crime solving Scooby-Doo on Wednesday 25 October. The cowardly detective will be meeting all you meddling kids at various intervals throughout the day. Plus there are Creepy Crawly encounters in the Discovery Centre all week. Wait! Don’t worry if all that sounds a little too scary, because Drusillas has tons of sparkly and fun Christmas events still to come. Come and experience the Zoo’s beautiful Winter Wonderland from Saturday 18 November… Lose yourself in magic and enchantment this Christmas, with a visit to Santa in his cosy little cottage on weekends, from Saturday 18 November and then daily from 14 to 23 December. Drusillas will also be lighting up their Winter Wonderland illuminations. The dazzling display incorporates an animal themed light show, synchronised to music. Young revellers can expect to see a host of magical creatures in the ice-capped kingdom, adding some extra sparkle to the festive season, from Saturday 18 November until Monday 1 January. there will be the opportunity to hug a husky and meet two of Santa’s reindeer on selected dates (please see www.drusillas. for full details). Located just off the A27 in Alfriston, Drusillas Park is open daily from 10am. For more information, please telephone 01323 874100 or visit www.

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DC/17/1863 D W Nye Ltd Hewells Farm Dorking Road Kingsfold Horsham West Sussex Extension to existing warehouse to form office, retail and storage areas, installation of solar panels to eastern elevation, relocation of existing corrugated building with associated alterations to hardstanding and parking Reason for Advert: Major Development. DC/17/1955 Cordex Units 1 To 7 and 6B Spring Copse Business Park Stane Street Slinfold Horsham Demolition of three existing warehouse units. Erection of two replacement warehouse units and extension/alterations to existing hardstanding area. Reason for Advert: Major Development. DC/17/2019 24 Denne Road Horsham West Sussex RH12 1JF Erection of single storey rear extension Reason for Advert: Conservation Area. DC/17/2018 South Grove House South Grove Horsham West Sussex RH13 5BZ Proposed installation of double glazing and french door to existing living room bay window. Removal of existing fireplace surrounds and restoration of hearth in living room. Installation of secondary double glazing to various windows. Repairs to eastern chimney stack. Proposed replacement cover for coal chute. Creation of additional 2x parking spaces and extension of existing gravelled surface. Replacement of existing guttering and creation of additional rainwater downpipe. Removal of existing aerial from detached garage and repair works to roof. (Full application) Reason for Advert: Listed Building.

A copy of each application and the submitted plans are available for inspection on the Council’s website uk/public-access/ if you cannot view plans on line please call 01403 215187 for guidance. Any person who wishes to make representations about any of the applications below should do so in writing to 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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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.

Horsham Sports Club Are looking for an experienced cook with a level 2 food hygiene certificate 16 hours per week Thursday- Sunday including morning, afternoon and evening shifts, extra hours are available when we have ad hoc weekday functions or additional sporting events. You will be required to prepare and serve hot and cold food for our sporting sections. Also lunch and Evening buffets for private functions. Please email your CV with covering letter to admin@

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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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Pulborough’s early season woes continue with second defeat Saturday September 16 – London 2 South East Pulborough 25 54 Hove Rugby Martin Read - Sports Reporter Pulborough were still in touch with Hove for the much of the game, after clawing back a second half surge only to be overwhelmed in the run in. Frazer Oliphant-Hope converted two first half penalties, but Hove led 14-6 at the break. The competitive visitors then increased their tally to 35 points without further addition to Boro’s score. Boro, though, responded with three tries in quick succession – from Ollie Page, Sam Beesely and Nick Haynes, two of which were converted by Frazer to narrow the deficit to 25-35 with a quarter of an hour remain-

ing. However, as Boro flagged, Hove moved into top gear, accelerating with another 19 points to drown the hosts. Clayton Saunders, Boro Head Coach, told the District Post: “We’re getting thereabouts, but while our fitness continually saw us home last season, levels in this elevated league are obviously much higher. But, its all about stepping stones: we played better than last week and now need to build on that - that’s all I can ask for as a coach.” With no let up in Boro’s challenges, tomorrow (Saturday) they take the road again - with a trip to Bexley, Greater London, to play Dartfordians, who demolished newcomers Barking in their first game before overturning Beckenham last week.

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Speedy Nwachukwu hat trick seals impressive Horsham win

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Declan Nwachukwu Saturday September 16 – London 2 South East Old Alleynians 19 36 Horsham Rugby Martin Read - Sports Reporter Horsham secured a cracking bonus point win at Dulwich Common with five tries after the hosts had overcome strong challengers Charlton Park 23-35 in the opening week of the season. Well respected OAs have nurtured former internationals from the College and can always be relied upon to provide a tough contest, as again proved to be the case. Injuries and holidays necessitated seven Horsham squad changes, but they drew first blood early when Declan Nwachukwu gleefully accepted Joe Wilde’s pass to get over, Captain Tom Johnson obliging with the kick. OAs, though almost eliminated the deficit by succeeding with two

penalties, but that only served as a spur to the Green and Whites, Michael Tredgett supplying Nwachukwu, who completed another of his high speed tries, again maximised by the skipper. Then, a penalty apiece – Johnson obliging for Horsham – gave Horsham a 17-9 advantage at the break. OAs came back out fighting, causing a rash of penalties, the boot of Winduss producing their fourth set piece success. Horsham then had a penalty of their own, which Johnson kicked into touch before converting Tredgett’s under-the- posts try after the Green and Whites had won the line out. Next came Horsham’s star try, a Johnson, Tredgett and Jonny Whiting build up feeding Nwachukwu to race 40 yards to notch up an outstanding hat trick, Johnson converting for Horsham to lead 31-12 twenty minutes from time. Although Horsham put the result beyond doubt when

Mike Watts broke through and passed for debutant Tom Blewitt to score his first try for the club, OAs competed to the end, their defence holding firm until Winduss provided the extras to Beasley’s consolation try. Understandably delighted, Nick Stocker, Horsham Head Coach said: “At times we looked unplayable due to our pace on the ball. We were much better defensively and a real threat in attack. Everyone played well, especially Declan with three tries. A five point win, now on to the next challenge!” Horsham return home on Saturday to play Barking, who, following relegation last season, have suffered a sticky start this term - losing both games, including an 83 nil hammering by Dartfordians. Meanwhile, Horsham 2nd XV – the Lions – crowned another good weekend for the club, with their third win from three starts.

Horsham Cricket Club’s end of season awards winners

With many of the Horsham Joggers saving their energy for the prestigious Barns Green Half Marathon this Sunday a small contingent of the club competed in the Reigate Half Marathon. Paul Oakley was first home in 1 hour 22 mins 47 secs followed by Mike O’Grady in 1-32-29. John Dyckes rolled back the years to finish in 1-38-41 impressing in his V60 age category. Other times: Lin Whiting 1-48-23, Hannah Miller 2-07-17 and Lisa Andrews 2-26-00. James Boniface ran the 10K route finishing in 46-43. A muddy Tilgate Forest hosted a 5 mile event as part of the West Sussex Fun Run League. Antony

Bishop was first clubman home in 36-23 followed by Miranda Huisman in 43-38. Other results: Michael Saunders 45-07, Penny Barron 45-26, Richard barron 48-30, David Dawson 48-49, Viv Underhill 51-59, Vicki Stevens 59-23, Lorraine Hunter 59-23, Carol Brown 1-02-07, Edna Clark 1-03-46, Fiona Lear 1-03-52 and Jenny Boyd 1-15-09. Further afield Maldwyn Thornton competed in the Harrow Half Marathon finishing in 1-32-15. Paul Burgess endured the very difficult Heart of England Forest Marathon coming home in 5-37-48.

Photo by Tom Hogsflesh From left to right they are - Nick Oxley (First XI Player of the Year), Michael Thornely (First XI Batsman of the Year), Michael Munday (First

XI Bowler of the Year), Joe Clark (2nd XI Player of the Year), Adam Goacher (Thursday XI POY), Jenny Wise (Club Person of the Year),

Tom Digby (4th XI POY), Manav Parekh (Junior POY) and Chris Mallows (3rd XI POY)

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Horsham exit FA Cup after late Herne Bay domination Horsham come close but no goal this time

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Toby House got on the scvoresheet but it was too late Saturday September 16 – Emirates FA Cup Second Qualifying Round Horsham 2 5 Herne Bay Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter Horsham swept past Chertsey Town 3-1 at the preliminary

stage and then thrashed Ashford United 6-0 in the First Qualifying Round, but they crashed out of the FA Cup after conceding four second half goals against Herne Bay last Saturday. Coming into the cup encounter, Herne Bay were 12th in the Bostik League South Division - four places above the Hor-

nets – and the score was level at half time - before the visitors ran amok after the break with three goals in quick succession. Injuries and non availability, though, deprived the Hornets of six regulars and Bay created early opportunities, going ahead after 21 minutes when Dukali broke through and fired home. Charlie Oatway, Toby House and Darren Boswell had possibilities for the Hornets but the visitors were making most of the running - until Lewis Hyde equalised from Steve Metcalf’s low probe. Revitalised, the Hornets could have ended the first half in front, but Metcalf’s free kick hit the post before ending in Hunter’s grasp in the Bay goal. However, on the restart fortunes immediately turned Herne Bay’s way when, in the opening seconds, Schafer beat Michael Hunter’s dive. Then, minutes later, Bay scored twice more – when Embery slotted home an incomplete clearance and Akhionbare side-footed into the Hornets’ net. The Kent side were now putting Horsham under the cosh, yet House reduced the deficit, converting a Metcalf free kick. But, Hornets trailed by two goals with less than a quarter of an hour left and, despite chances to score there was to be no recovery – especially when Carlton put Bay 5-2 up, a drive from the extremity of the area sealing the Hornets’ fate. This Saturday the Hornets revert to league action, welcoming a side from Kent again – fifth in the table Sittingbourne, who have four wins from eight starts. Then on Tuesday (26th) the Hornets make the long trip to 15th placed Hastings, the side immediately above them.

Roffey Cricket Club’s end of season awards winners

Photo by Andy Chantrill The Roffey winners were - First Team - Batting: Rohit Jagota Bowling: Leigh Harrison Second Team - Batting: Mark Pavlovic - Bowling: Fred Bridges

(absent from photo) Third Team - Batting: Kyle Fairs Bowling: Jim Barnes Fourth Team: Batting: Adam Williams - Bowling: Ben Gibbs

Young Player of the Year: Jamie Atkins Club Person of the Year: Anne Walker

Pamment hat trick seals YMCA cup win Tuesday September 19 – Sussex Royal Ulster Rifles Charity Cup Horsham YMCA 4 1 Mile Oak Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter YM and Mile Oak first teams last played each other four years ago – in the League Challenge Cup when YM won 4-1. And, on Tuesday night YM reprised that score line with a convincing win in the Sussex Royal Ulster Rifles Charity Cup. The RUR Cup began in 1897 and a third of all gate receipts go to the Sussex County Football Association Benevolent Fund for injured players. Against Mile Oak, Joe Shelley put them ahead in the sixth minute when a free kick from just outside the area was not totally cleared, culminating in a clear shot at goal. Ten minutes later Kieron Pamment doubled YM’s lead, coolly converting Shelley’s cross from the left. And, Pamment scored again, mid way through the half, when Mile Oak’s defence was opened up like a can of beans. Mile Oak keeper, Stenning, was further tested, saving another Pamment strike with his feet, before, at the other end, Michael Gollo was crunched in the area. Joe Benn fired the resultant penalty into the top left corner,

giving Aaron Jeal no chance in the YM goal. Trailing 3-1, Mile Oak came out fighting on the resumption, making most of the running in the first quarter of an hour, needing Jeal to be on his mettle with three good saves - but, it was YM who scored the final goal when Pamment broke through. Stenning could only parry Pamment’s first shot, but the striker made no mistake with the rebound, notching up a memorable hat trick. YM had a goal disallowed and frightened Mile Oak several more times before deservedly running out 4-1 winners. Manager, Peter Buckland, told the District Post: “They’re no pushover – they’re a spirited side but our ball retention and passing was excellent. We were outstanding in bursts but need to concentrate for the full 90 minutes. It was good to see Pamment back from injury – hopefully Sam Schaff and Phil Johnson will be fit again for Saturday (when YM welcome Langney Wanderers from Eastbourne - mid table in Southern Combination Division 1 - in the second Qualfying Round of the FA Vase).” Then, on Tuesday, YM go to Arundel in the league. Meanwhile, YM Reserves top their table with 27 goals – the highest league aggregate - delivering five wins out of five, including a 12 nil thrashing of Mile Oak Reserves.

Durrants win Set4Success 5-a-side Championship

Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter Durrants, the local removals company, were crowned Set4Success Champions in the charity’s 5-a-side business tournament in Horsham Park. In the round robin group Durrants overcame Assurity Consulting four nil, while on the neighbouring pitch Sony came through a demanding challenge to best Kreston Reeves 2-1, Assurity then beating Kreston by the same margin in the next round, while Sony drew two apiece. In the last set of qualifying matches, Durrants delivered Kreston’s third defeat courtesy of two late goals in a previously close game, a single Sony goal condemning Assurity in their game. Durrants topped the table on goal difference over Sony, leaving Assurity and Kreston to compete for the bronze medal, which Kreston took by winning 3-2. In the energetic final Durrants secured an early two goal advantage before Sony pulled one back in the first session. But, after the break, Durrants scored again to seal their well-deserved champion-

ship victory. After receiving the box of box of wine prize, Durrants Captain Jason Hayes said: “Our team really enjoyed tonight and its great to win one of these events.” And, Ian Ford, Horsham District Council’s Sports Development Manager told the District Post: “The tournament displayed high skills and was played in a fantastic spirit, particularly appreciated by the officials from the HDC Sports Development Team. Our next event is the Paralympic Sports Evening at Collyers Sixth Form College on Thursday October 26 - for teams of four participants comprising ablebodied and/or disabled players aged 14 and upwards.” To book or obtain further information, contact Ian at - 01403 215634 / 07764 146338. The Set4Success charity is supported by Horsham District Council in conjunction with the national Sports Aid charity and distributes money to support talented young people in our district to achieve their sporting dreams. The fund is administered by the Rotary Club of Horsham in partnership with local schools, businesses and the media -

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