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First signs of Christmas as panto stars arrive at The Capitol Theatre With just over 10 weeks until Christmas, there was a fantastic festive feeling at The Capitol earlier this week as cast members of this year’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk came together with local media contacts for the official Press Launch. At the event, there was the chance to meet and chat, take photographs and find out what’s in store for what is anticipated to be another hugely successful production. Jack and The Beanstalk is a brand new story of an ordinary boy on an extraordinary adventure, featuring a feisty fairy and a not-so-friendly Giant with some familiar faces to spot on stage. Jack Trott (CBBC Star Olly Pike) and Simple Simon (Hollyoaks star James Fletcher) will be kept under control by their mother Dame Trott (Hywel Dowsell). CITV Hi’Five’s Chris Edgerley will play the villain, Fleshcreep, the Giant’s Henchman. Horsham’s Favourite, Richard Alan, will make a welcome return as King Crumble having performed in four of their previous productions. Jill Greenacre, best known for playing Linda in The Brittas Empire, a long-running TV series in the 90’s, will fly on to the stage as Fairy Potter.

Completing the cast will be Lauren Osborn, making her pantomime debut as Princess Apricot. Press interviews and photographs will be shared in various newspapers, magazines, websites and via social media in the lead up to opening night on Friday 8 December and throughout the run. Nick Mowat, Producer, has confirmed that Giant Blunderbore will be voiced by Brian Blessed OBE. The highly acclaimed actore is well known for his booming voice and numerous acting roles, including I, Claudius, Blackadder and Flash Gordon to name a few. Members of the Cast will be making personal appearances at various public events in the build up to Christmas. Further details will be available on The Capitol’s social media sites: Facebook: www.facebook. com/thecapitolhorsham,Twitter: @capitolhorsham #capitoljack and Instagram: thecapitolhorsham Tickets for this year’s GIANT of a pantomime, sponsored by Brock Taylor, Vines of Gatwick and The West Sussex County Times, are on sale now online: or via the Box Office 01403 750220



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The sun shone for Christ’s Hospital’s annual visit to the City of London on Friday (22 September) when senior pupils and the Band celebrates St Matthew’s Day and almost five centuries of links with the City. Following the Service at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, where the preacher was the Bishop of Lewes, over 400 pupils in Tudor uniform, led by the School’s Band and by the City of London Police, marched from the Church to Guildhall. At Guildhall, the pupils were presented with largesse by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Andrew Parmley. Largesse is a gift of money or act of kindness. The tradition of giving pupils largesse, a coin fresh from the Royal Mint, dates back to when the School was located in London. For Simon Reid, this was his first St Matthew’s Day as Headmaster. He said: “I would like to thank all my staff, the City of London Corporation and the City of London Police for their support in the organisation of this magnificent

annual event. The pupils take such pride in being part of this occasion that reminds them not only of the School’s London roots, but also of the important connections we have with the City.” CH was founded in 1552, in the City, by King Edward VI and was established through the generosity of the Lord Mayor of the day and City benefactors. Originally set up to educate children of London’s poor, the School moved to Horsham in Sussex just over a century ago and continues its mission – to educate boarding pupils at reduced fees or for free. One of the highlights in the calendar, historically, St Matthew’s Day was the day on which the Governors of CH were elected and a ceremony still takes place at the end of the Church Service, when the Chief Operating Officer/ Clerk presents the list of current Governors to the Lord Mayor. The documents are then placed for safe keeping in the archives of the City of London Corporation.

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Local GPs are calling for the thousands of people, who are at high risk of medical complications from seasonal flu, to get the free flu jab this autumn. The NHS in West Sussex is offering the free flu jab to those most at risk of becoming very unwell if they contract the flu virus. Dr Minesh Patel, Chair of Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG, was filmed making an online pledge to have his flu jab. The short clip was released on YouTube in a bid to encourage Dr Patel’s own patients to come foward for theirs. A patient is eligible for the free flu vaccine if s/he: is aged 65 years and older; has an underlying health condition (such as a long term heart or respiratory disease); has a weakened immune system; is pregnant; is a main carer for an older or disabled person. Children aged two and three will also be offered the vaccination at their GP practice. Children in reception class and years one, two, three and four will be offered it at their school. If you are eligible for the jab, the seasonal flu vaccination is the best protection for you and your loved ones, and can help to stop the spread of flu in the community this winter. Flu is a highly infectious disease and can lead to serious complications for those with long-term health conditions like bronchitis, diabetes, heart or liver disease. Catching flu on top of these can easily develop into something very serious and could get bad enough to require hospital treatment. Despite this, thousands of people in West Sussex do not take up

the offer for the free protection. Last year 70% of people over the age of 65 had their jab, but only 45.8% of adults and children with long-term health conditions were vaccinated. That left more than 49,000 adults and children who are at risk of becoming very unwell from flu unprotected. Similarly only 46.5% of pregnant women took up the invite to have the seasonal flu vaccination, leaving themselves at risk from the potentially serious health implications of the virus. People in all of these groups are at particular risk from getting very ill from the flu and vaccination is the best protection we have against this unpredictable virus. There have been a number of headlines about the strains of flu that have been circulating in Australia and New Zealand. Each year, the World Health Organization reviews the circulating strains of flu and recommends which flu strains should go in the vaccine. The strains of flu circulating in Australia this past winter have led to a significant increase in cases but it’s too early to know which will be the dominant strains of flu to circulate in England. NHS West Sussex is stressing the importance of encouraging as many eligible people as possible get their jab, which it described as being “the best way to protect everyone from flu.” If you are eligible for the flu vaccine, get it now – contact your GP practice to book into a flu clinic.

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Vice Chairman of Horsham District Council and a judge at the finals, Cllr Peter Burgess, said: “We have worked long and hard to promote the wealth of local food and drink producers in our district and are supporting the Sussex Street Food of the Year category, for the second year running, because of its popularity, which inspires people to buy, eat and cook local ingredients.” Previous winners in the awards will also be part of a special one-off local produce market at the event. Visitors will be able to enjoy a great family day out with lots of tasty treats and drinks from the pop up bars, together with boutique shopping, live music and street entertainment. Finalists involved in this exciting event include: a tempting global feast from Boca Loco in Arundel; fresh and healthy Vietnamese cuisine from CaPhe in Southwick; delicious slow roasted meats from Forgotten Cuts in Brighton; Garlic Wood Farm in Steyning will creatively pair their top quality meats

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Horsham District Council is excited to be hosting the finals of the Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2017 Street Food finals again this year. The heat is on for the next stage of the Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2018, with the sizzling Sussex Street Food ‘live’ finals taking place on Sunday 22 October, 10am until 4pm, in the Carfax, Horsham. Sponsors of this category, Horsham Time Well Spent, supported by Food Rocks, will be organising the competition and exciting market day, where the public get to vote for their favourite to win. Entrance is free and organisers of the Sussex Food and Drink Awards are urging people to come along and enjoy ten of the very best Sussex street food vendors from across the county, when they converge to fight for the coveted trophy. MasterChef: The Professionals winner, Steven Edwards, will lead the panel of judges who will be looking for an exciting business, creating artisan dishes with care, passion and true dedication to using quality local Sussex ingredients.

with seasonal local ingredients; and expect delectable home-made delights with award winning sauces from Ginger Rookes in Horsham. A Punjabi feast from last year’s winner, Jah Jyot in Henfield, will compete with succulent steak sandwiches from Steak Expectations in Horsham; irresistible melted cheese treats from Sussex Charmer on Toast in Rudgewick; perfect pork dishes from the Pig & Jacket in Lewes; and authentic wood fired pizzas from The Pizza Oven in Steyning. Thousands of people have already voted for their top choices in other categories of this very special awards scheme, which has been running for 12 years and seeks the very best food and drink producers, farmers, butchers and places serving and selling local Sussex produce. The Grand Finalists in all the categories will be announced next month and all will be invited to a BAFTA-style ceremony on 7 February 2018, at the Amex Stadium in Brighton, where winners will be revealed and awarded their trophies. Hosted by Sally Gunnell OBE and Danny Pike from BBC Radion Sussex, tickets are now on sale for the event, which includes a spectacular seven-course Sussex produce banquet produced by Sodexo Prestige.


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It has not proved possible to retain Riverside’s current premises, and the practice will be moving out of Worthing Road by the end of 2017. However, we are pleased to announce the two practices will come together on one site for the first time at the newly developed Courtyard Surgery in London Road. This will realise our aspiration to provide more responsive and holistic general practice for all our patients in the evolving NHS climate. The partners of Riverside and Courtyard Surgeries appreciate all the hard work that has been put in over the past 11 months. We hope that this announcement will help to inspire us all in continuing with this journey and the exciting times ahead. Thank you for your patience with us during this endeavour. For more information please visit: or


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Parents and carers are being advised to let children have fun but avoid real horror with the spooky Hallowe’en costumes they wear this year. Experts say costumes should only be bought from reputable sources, particularly when buying on-line, and that consumers should check that the product bears a CE mark. Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said: “Hallowe’en is a fantastic festival which is great fun for both children and adults. But the mes-

sage to everyone must be clear: have fun but be safe. Don’t let the evening end in tragedy.” Trading Standards Manager, Peter Aston, added: “Careful shopping is only one element of staying safe. Keeping the costumes away from naked flames is the only sure way to prevent a tragic incident.” If buyers find any children’s costumes that don’t have a CE mark, they can let Trading Standard know online at: www. or via Citizens Advice on: 03454 040506.

Students from The Weald School Greenpower Car Team were celebrating this week as they won the International Final of the Formula 24+ category. The competition involves schools and other organisations making and racing electric cars. Qualifying competitions are held around the country all year, with the grand final being held at Rockingham Raceway near Corby Northamptonshire in October. The final was won by The Weald’s “Bluebird” car, designed and built by John Woodhead and Clive Allen and driven by Sixth Form student Lucy Kirkby. The overall International Cham-

drivers have to be younger than 16. The school’s other car “The Purple Predator” came 7th in this category, having made it into the International final. Headteacher, Peter Woodman, commented: “We were thrilled to win the overall F24+ championship, as it is trophy we have not won before. The final day was quite nail biting as, despite meticulous preparation, things can easily go wrong in the race. The win is testament to the work the students, and all our volunteer Mums and Dads, have put in over a very long period of time.”

pion Team is decided by the car with most points in the two best qualifying races, as well as the races at the final. The electric car runs on a single car battery and travels around 30 miles in the one hour race. Driver, Lucy Kirkby, explained: “We were leading the qualification table going into the final race, so we knew who we had to beat and stay ahead of. We managed to overtake one of our leading challengers on the final corner of the final lap and so we knew the trophy was ours”. The school is a former winner of the Formula 24 category where

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Trick or treat returns to Horsham town centre

As part of Horsham’s autumn half term festivities, Horsham Rotary Club, supported by Horsham District Council, are once again bringing back the old custom of trick or treating to the town centre over the half term holiday, from Saturday 21 October until Sunday 29 October. Accompanied pre-teenage children are invited to visit participating shops, where they will select Halloween cards to discover whether they have won a treat or will have to perform a


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‘trick’. Naturally the tricks are not too nasty or onerous. Organisers explained: “The event keeps the children occupied for a few hours and, as well as being a lot of fun, will probably reward them with quite a few ‘sweet’ treats. “They also have to obtain passwords from the shops, which they enter onto an entry form with the chance of winning some great cash prizes. Entry to the competition is totally free. “Thanks go to Spirit FM, ATOM, Brock Taylor and Toy Barnhaus for

Sainsbury’s on board to help reduce homelessness A new retail coffee pack has been released at Sainsbury’s, Horsham where 100% of the profits goes back to reducing homelessness. Change Please, received National press attention and was featured last month on BBC News. Cemal Ezel, Change Please Founder, explained: “We are a Social Enterprise, in partnership with the Big Issue, that tackles homelessness through selling great coffee. We train people who are homeless to be baristas, paying the Living Wage, providing housing, a bank account and therapy support to lift people out of homelessness.”

Peter Bird, National Distribution Director of The Big Issue, commented: “Change Please is the fresh approach now required to help the homeless. Selling the Big Issue works well to provide people currently living on the streets with a way to help themselves work towards a better life, but there is a gap between that segment of homelessness and securing a regular job that needed a solution; Change Please provides that and will hopefully be the hand up that people need to work their way back in to society.”

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Street lights will be on earlier when clocks go back this month Some residents who leave their homes early in the morning have questioned why street lights are not coming on when it is dark. All street lights in “partnight areas” in West Sussex are factory set to come on according to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This means that, while the darkness draws in, residents are feeling left in the dark. West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, Bob Lanzer, said: “We’d like to reassure people the lights will come on earlier when the clocks go back. “The timings of the street lights are factory set and cannot be altered. We just have to wait until October 29 for everything to get back in-sync.” In winter, the lights switch on from dusk to the middle of the night and from 5.30am to dawn (may vary up to 20 minutes either way depending on the equipment). In summer, when the clocks go forward to reflect British Summer Time (BST), the lights don’t. So during October it appears the lights switch on an hour later. Part night lighting in West Sussex runs from dusk to the

middle of the night and from 5.30am to dawn (may vary by 20 minutes either way). Most residential roads in West Sussex are lit to this lighting regime. All night lighting in West Sussex runs from dusk to dawn. All town centres and main distributor roads are lit to this regime. All night lighting dims by 40 per cent after the middle of the night until 5.30am. It then reverts to full lighting level until dawn. More information can be found by visiting:

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Competition Winner Names Monkey Twins at Drusillas Park

Over the past week Drusillas Park has been running a competition to name their two beautiful baby common marmoset twins. The results are now in and Drusillas is proud to announce that the winning names are Pumpkin and Spice. The competition received nearly 500 submissions from people eager to be in with a chance of naming the little monkeys. There were some fantastic entries, and names such as ‘Rum & Raisin’, ‘Bubble & Squeak’, ‘Ying & Yang’ and ‘Baileys and Cream’ ranked among the best. Drusillas’ competition brief left lots of scope for creativity, with the only guidelines being that the names should pair well together and be gender neutral. The win-

ning entry came from Jax Bennet, from Hailsham, who carefully picked out Halloween themed names for the mischievous pair. Head Keeper, Mark Kenward, commented: “We are thrilled with the new names Jax Bennet has picked out for our common marmoset twins! Very fitting names, given the time of year as well. Pumpkin and Spice were great choices and we are excited to tell the duo their new names!” Common marmosets have always been a popular attraction at the zoo and the two tiny fluff balls have been continuing to delight visitors and make great progress. Parents Jasmine and Abu, who welcomed the twins at the end of last month, are now proudly parading their offspring around.

However, the new mum and dad are also keeping a very close eye on the little trouble makers as they leap and bound across their enclosure. Pumpkin and Spice are getting braver and more inquisitive each day. They can both easily be seen as they play rough and tumble along the branches. The twins are curious about visitors to the Zoo, and often sit and stare at passersby. Zoo Manager, Sue Woodgate, commented: “We are absolutely delighted with the new arrivals. Our visitors really love to see the baby monkeys playing with their parents and with each other.” The common marmoset is one of the smallest species of monkeys; the tiny chaps usually weigh up to 1 pound for males and even less for females, so their babies are really very small indeed. In the wild, common marmosets are only found in tropical rainforests and secondary forests in north-east Brazil. They have long been a favourite at Drusillas so revellers to the zoo have been delighted by the antics of two tiny additions. 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 at

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A different way of seeing For many, a good landscape painting is when the picture looks like the landscape they know - in effect, a photographic image in oil or watercolour. But paint allows the artist to transform the landscape, expressing their vision which is anything but a photograph. Sarah Duffield has taken this to another level with her amazing portraits of the landscape she loves, as she uses colour to express emotional feelings about what she sees. Now, for the first time, Sarah, who has picked up a notable following from exhibiting in group shows, is holding her first solo show at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery and is already attracting rave reviews. Entitled ‘A Different way of seeing - the art of Sarah Duffield’, the visually stunning exhibition will run until 28 November, with an opportunity to meet the artist on Saturday 14 October, 12pm – 3pm, admission free. With such a unique style of work, Sarah described how she translates the image she sees in to the landscapes she paints: “Often the way light is interacting with a landscape dictates the colours I use to describe it – morning light is pink and peach, the earth is often blue and cold while at Sunset the light is

red or orange, grass is warmer and colours richer. People have a strong affinity with colour and often don’t realise how closely connected to emotion it is. When someone looks at one of my paintings they may recognise the place but feel the colour choices are wrong – what is a cool, calm, blue and purple place for me might be a warm, happy, yellow

I like to paint “real” views, places people might recognise and green spot for them – I like that this stimulates a conversation, it forces people to think about colours and how they relate to emotion – “What colour is this place for you?”” The paintings are of real places, for example Memories of summer which is a view of the Lordington lavender fields near Chichester, but as Sarah explained: “I like to paint “real” views, places people might recognise; although I must admit I am constantly surprised when people do. I work from sketches,

photographs and memory - I often move or leave out hills and trees, I have yet to paint a pylon and very rarely include buildings in my paintings.” Sarah also exhibits works other than landscapes, including floral works, yet all draw on her ability to see life through a prism of her imagination and sense of colour: “I enjoy reducing the complex forms I see into simple shapes and block colours. I find flowers endlessly joyful and so choose to use a vivid, uncomplicated palette to describe them. “In the future, I plan to create a series of flower paintings describing colour, light and portraying the emotional response they produce in me.” As a complete change from the vibrancy of the colour, Sarah will be exhibiting her charcoal images that reveal, through monochrome, her ability to draw, capture and imagine. A different way of seeing – the art of Sarah Duffield runs until 28 November. It is a rare opportunity to acquire original or limited edition prints by one of Sussex’s unique artistic voices, which thanks to the OWN ART initiative means the museum can offer interest free loans to purchase her work.

SWE 80th Exhibition returns to West Sussex The Society of Wood Engravers returns to Kevis House Gallery in Petworth in November and December, showing its national touring exhibition with a brand new selection of prints. The show will run 11 November to 23 December. Over one hundred wood engravings, woodcuts and linocuts, made by artists from the UK and around the world, showcase the wide range of effects and interpretations of which this art form is capable. Whether traditional or experimental in approach, these prints all have one thing in common; an astonishing level of virtuosity and intensity distilled into exquisitely rendered images. Wood engraving prints are made by engraving the design in reverse on a block of end grain wood, traditionally boxwood. The block is then rolled with ink and printed onto paper. The cuts made in the wood therefore come out as white, and the rest is black. Wood engravers have been said to be “drawing with light”, with a white mark, rather than a black mark as in a picture made with a pencil, brush or pen. Gallery co-director Richard Hodgson, commented: “Prices of wood engravings are surprisingly modest, for such detailed limited edition original prints, engraved and hand printed by the artists. With prices starting at as little as £50, we find that they are bought not only by collectors, but also as gifts. The pre-Christmas timing for this year’s show should be ideal.” Pictures can be viewed on the gallery’s website.

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Collyer’s host Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Collyer’s proudly welcomed speakers from the prestigious Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) last week. HKUST’s Jacky Tsang, and exchange student Zabadee Lee, kindly gave up their time to speak to Collyer’s international and domestic students about opportunities at the world renowned university. Collyer’s Senior Tutor Ian McAlister, from Collyer’s Progression Directorate, said: “Collyer’s has an excellent international reputation and it is only natural that the top international universities would be interested in our students! The lecture had such a positive atmosphere and I was proud to hear our students asking thoughtful and intelligent questions.”


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Jacky and Zabadee spoke about the structure and facilities at their university’s purpose built campus, which boasts stunning sea views and cutting edge technology. They also spoke individually to students about what is on offer at HKUST, which includes competitive degrees and a wide range of exchange courses. Ranked as one of the top universities globally, HKUST are keen to attract both domestic and international Collyer’s students. Collyer’s Admissions and Internationals Manager, Frances Boulter said: “Thank you so much to Jacky and Zabadee for helping our international students with their next important steps. Many of our international students will continue on to higher education by studying at

a range of top universities in the UK, but for those returning to Hong Kong, attending the prestigious Hong Kong University of Science and Technology may now be a very real and attractive option.” After an informative and entertaining presentation, the students also had the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session, which gave the guest speakers an opportunity to explain the structure of the courses and the opportunities available to students. Ian McAlister added: “Jacky and Zabadee said they were very impressed with their visit to Collyer’s and it was lovely to hear their positive comments about our college campus, teachers and its students.”

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Keep your home warmer this winter Horsham District Council is encouraging local people, who may struggle to heat their homes or pay energy bills over the winter months, to apply for a Warm Home Discount. The Warm Home Discount is a government scheme giving eligible households £140 discount off their electricity bill. It is available to people on low incomes, or certain means tested benefits. Cllr Tricia Youtan, Cabinet Member for Community and Wellbeing, said: “With the approach of autumn and cooler days, people are starting to think about turning their heating back on and some may be worried about the cost of their energy bills. “I would urge people who are interested in applying for the Warm Home Discount to contact their energy supplier, as soon as possible, to help keep their heating bills manageable”. People using pre-payment meters, or pay as you go meters can also request a warm home discount from their energy company. People receiving the guaranteed credit element of pension credit should receive it automatically. The Warm Home Discount is different from the winter fuel payment, which all people of pensionable

age receive. To apply for the Warm Home Discount, energy bill payers should contact their energy company and ask if they qualify. The largest energy suppliers run the schemes and have government set targets. Once the targets have been reached, schemes will close. Further information is available at the-warm-home-discountscheme, or by calling the Sustainability team at Horsham District Council on 01403 215281.


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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 2nd October 2017 and 6th October 2017 Please note the below list of applications advertised are only those we are required to do so by law. A full list of applications is available by visiting our website at

DC/17/2074 Land Adjoining The Orchard Cowfold Road West Grinstead West Sussex Change of Use of Woodland to a Holiday Lodge / Caravan Park, comprising layout, 30x caravan pitches, access, entrance gate, landscaping and open space. Reason for Advert: Major Development. The proposed development does not accord with the provisions of the development plan in force in the area in which the land to which the application relates is situated. DC/17/2195 Copse Worthing Road Horsham West Sussex RH13 9AT Demolition of The Copse. Erection of 15 dwellings, access garages and car parking Reason for Advert: Major Development. DC/17/2059 Barrow Hill Farm Barrow Hill Henfield West Sussex BN5 9DN Proposed reinstatement of agricultural access track and alterations to existing driveway. Reason for Advert: Listed Building. DC/17/2202 Holy Trinity Church Sandygate Lane Lower Beeding Horsham West Sussex RH13 6LR Alteration of an existing window in the west wall of the church hall to form a new accessible entrance with adaptations to the ramp from the church car park. Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. DC/17/2224 124 High Street Steyning West Sussex BN44 3RD Erection of garden room to rear elevation (amendment to previously approved application DC/17/0156 in terms of garden room position) (Listed Building) Reason for Advert: Listed Building.

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DC/17/2116 Brook House High Street Henfield West Sussex BN5 9DD Change of use from A1 to A3. Reason for Advert: Listed Building. Conservation Area.

DC/17/1740 Pond Farm House High Street Upper Beeding Steyning West Sussex BN44 3WN Proposed rebuilding of existing single storey extension to west elevation (Full Planning) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. Conservation Area. DC/17/2158 First Floor Suite 1 24 Piries Place Horsham West Sussex RH12 1EH Proposed change of use from office to therapeutic treatment room (D1 use) Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. Conservation Area. S106/17/0014 Land North East of Steele Close The Juggs West Chiltington West Sussex Modification of planning obligations to approved application DC/15/2810 relating to affordable housing. Reason for Advert: Section 106. DC/17/1797 3 Weavers Cottages Weavers Lane Henfield West Sussex BN5 9ET Erection of part two storey part single storey rear/side extension with pitched roof over first floor section, rooflight to southern elevation and roof lantern in flat roofed single storey section. Erection of single storey side extension to form new entrance lobby. Installation of rear dormer with juliet balcony and associated loft conversion. Reason for Advert: Conservation Area. DC/17/2236 Gables Farm Broadford Bridge Road West Chiltington Pulborough West Sussex RH20 2LE Change of use from existing residential outbuilding to form self-catered holiday accommodation Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/17/1863 D W Nye Ltd, Hewells Farm, Dorking Road, Kingsfold, Horsham, RH12 3SD Partial demolition of existing and erection of new 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: The proposed development does not accord with the provisions of the development plan in force in the area in which the land to which the application relates is situated. Major Development. DC/17/2200 1 Brockwell Cottages, Faygate Lane, Faygate, Horsham, RH12 4SH Erection of a two storey 4 bedroom detached dwelling with associated parking and fencing Reason for Advert: The proposed development does not accord with the provisions of the development plan in force in the area in which the land to which the application relates is situated. DC/17/2223 124 High Street Steyning West Sussex BN44 3RD Erection of garden room to rear elevation, as amendment to previous approved applications (DC/17/0155 and DC/17/0156) in terms of garden room position. (Householder) Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. South Downs National Park Applications SDNP/17/05046/LIS White Cottage,Toat Lane, Pulborough, RH20 1BY Retrospective application for repairs to part of cottage roof, removal of masonry paint from gable end, repair and part replacement of one chimney stack and part replacement of second chimney stack. (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building

A copy of each application and the submitted plans are available for inspection on the Council’s website https:// 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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How to Keep Your Marketing Going Even When You Hear No! This month our Award Winning Business Expert, Janette Whitney advises on how to overcome marketing obstacles.

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Every business person has at some point found their marketing stopped in its tracks. Perhaps you’ve had a rejection from a prospective client. A prospect has told you, “Not now,” “I need to think about it,” or “I don’t have the budget.” Or it could be that you’ve been sending emails, making calls, running ads, or posting on social media, and you’re not getting much response. This can bring your marketing to a standstill if you start to think that no one is interested in what you offer, or you worry whether you’re doing it all wrong. Hearing “stop” in forms like these doesn’t have to halt your marketing and sales efforts. Here are five ways to keep going. 1. Get positive feedback from people you trust. Ask a senior colleague or trusted mentor for feedback on your marketing approach, selling tools, or positioning of your services. You’ll either get validation that you’re on the right track, or helpful suggestions for improvement. Either way, you’ll be more prepared to renew your efforts.


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2. Tap into your vision of a successful business. When you focus on the struggle to get clients, you can lose touch with the dream you’re trying to build. Take some time to picture your business as a thriving, sustainable enterprise. Keep that vision alive by touching base with it often. You’ll find it has the power to propel you through the inevitable rough spots of business-building. 3. Rely on a detailed marketing plan. When you have a specific list of action steps to take, it’s easier to keep going. When a setback occurs, turn to your plan. What’s the next thing you should be doing? Put your attention there instead of on what isn’t going well. Let the plan guide you to stay in motion. 4. Recognize that rejection is not about you. When you take a prospective client’s rejection personally, it can demoralize you, preventing you from continuing the outreach essential to building your business. Know that a prospect’s rejection is about their needs, preferences, and priorities. It’s not a referendum on your value. 5. Stay motivated with rewards, a friend, or adviser. We all need occasional pulls and pushes to keep moving forward with challenging tasks.

Needing some extra help to keep your marketing going doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you; it means you’re human. Set up a compelling reward to grant yourself when you complete a difficult task. Or ask a friend, or adviser to hold you accountable and applaud your success. In the ongoing contest for business, simple persistence can win the day. Don’t let yourself be stopped by hearing negative words from your own inner critic, or the outside world. Choose one of these five tactics to try and get your marketing moving again. If you need help keeping your marketing flowing, then contact Janette on 01403 733671 or visit for more information. ABOUT JANETTE Janette Whitney ACIB MCMI is a Multi- Award Winning Business Consultant and business growth specialist providing practical strategic advice to businesses from start-ups to £10m turnover companies. Professionally qualified with 40 yrs. business experience and a proven track record of satisfied clients, she helps businesses to grow profitably and achieve their goals. Janette is also an award winning business author, and media columnist.

Traders told to comply with food safety laws or face action Work carried out by Trading Standards inspectors has revealed illegal health claims on foods and banned ingredients being sold. West Sussex Trading Standards carried out the sampling and inspections which revealed issues with expensive saffron and mustard oil. Ten samples were taken from shops in the county and via the internet. Seven were found to be wholly or partly substituted with other plant material, including “safflower”, and two of these also made the illegal health claims that “a pinch of saffron in a glass of milk results in clear complexion” and “helps treat cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease”. Pure mustard oil contains high levels of a contaminant called erucic acid, which is known to be carcinogenic and is therefore tightly restricted in the EU. It should therefore never be marketed as a food, but can be sold as oil for external use, provided it complies with safety and labelling rules for cosmetic products. Trading Standards visited eight ethnic food specialists and problems were found at all of those selling mustard oil. Team Manager Peter Aston said: “Most issues were around products being labelled ‘for external use’ but appearing with cooking oils on the shelves and not being compliant with cosmetics legislation. “In all cases, the businesses have

been advised they can only sell mustard oil that is compliant with cosmetic safety regulations and is not sold alongside cooking oils and other foodstuffs. “We also found that mustard oil was being listed as an ingredient in several recipes on a popular website which, as a result of our intervention, have now been removed. “Our advice to both business and purchasers must be to pay attention to the scientific evidence and neither sell mustard oil for cooking nor use it in cooking.” Debbie Kennard, Cabinet Member for Stronger, Safer Communities, said: “We will have no hesitation in taking action against traders who knowingly fail to comply with the laws and regulations which are in place to protect all consumers. “If they are found to be failing to comply when we visit them again we will consider enforcement action.” If you come across mustard oil being sold for cooking you can let Trading Standards know by calling 03454 040506 or visiting: www. uk/tsreport

Football and music at Horsham’s award winning cricket ground

Business Martin Read Horsham Cricket Club are delighted to have won the Sussex League best pitch and ground award. Geordie Groundsman Jon Buddington – who joined the club from Tunbridge Wells CC’s Nevill Ground just before the

start of the recently completed season – says: “After a season here at Horsham, where I arrived in March; we’ve came top of the Sussex league grounds (based on umpires’ marks for pitch and outfield). Not knowing the square was an initial headache, yet the local knowledge of Richard Marshall was invaluable. Now, onwards with autumn renovations!”

Marshall, Horsham Chairman of Cricket, and often to be seen working on the ground alongside Jon Buddington, told the District Post: “We have a lot of club and representative cricket on our two grounds, and while tennis and squash continues all year round, and our hockey teams use the club as their base, too, since the Rugby Club vacated in the

early 70s, the ground itself has not been used from September through to April. So, for the first time, for this autumn and winter we’ve marked out three football pitches and its great to see games in action every weekend. We’re the home ground of Horsham Tigers juniors on Saturdays, and on Sundays two adult teams play – Forest Recommissioned (the

Forestry Commission side from Division 2 in the Sunday League) and Horsham 1881 from Division 3.” The club’s Shaka Shambrook commented: “We’ve got a pitch outside the pavilion, another in between the tennis courts and the main square and the third parallel to the cricket square on the John Dew ground. Its great fun – and Horsham 1881 say its their lucky ground – they hadn’t won for two years - until they came here! We’re pleased to be able to provide refreshments for players and spectators and after four weeks of football you’d never know the ground had been played on.” Richard Marshall added: “Hopefully the footballers will scarify the outfield for us!” The regular popular music evenings at the club recently featured a Mainly Madness gig enjoyed by 400 people in a marquee, to be followed on Friday (October 13) by Murdoch’s Crazy Eyes – returning by popular demand, the male-fronted party band perform their diverse range with a passion, keeping faith with original versions, but playing songs as if they are there own. Then, Horsham Sports Club’s next major event at the cricket ground is their annual fireworks extravaganza on Saturday October 28, tickets for which are selling like hot cakes.


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Dazzling Alexandra gives season great start Review Phil Dennett Young pianist Alexandra Dariescu gave a brilliant performance of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto Number 1 as the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert season opened in style. The charming Rumanian perfectly captured every facet of the treasured piece as she captivated the Dome audience on Sunday. Every mood and nuance that the composer intended was captured with elegance, power, sensitivity and utter confidence. As a bonus Dariescu delivered it all from memory, together with plenty of smiles to acknowledge the excellent part the orchestra played in an enthralling partnership. When the strings swept in like a squadron of angels after the striking opening piano chords we were set for a fine interpretation of this popular piece. There was good dynamic balance between the piano and the orchestra, especially brass and woodwind. All the while Dariescu made the piece her own with her sensitivity, graceful presence and sheer exhilaration. The orchestra took its opportunity to shine in the often reflective Brahms Symphony Number 3, being especially strong in the third and fourth movements. There was some delightful


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woodwind set against pizzicato strings and horns punched shafts of light through the darker passages. Betrayal and redeemed honour pulsed through the music as the concert opened with the seldom played Schumann Overture from his only opera Genoveva, with some nimble cello work. Conductor Barry Wordsworth told the audience: “I hope you are with us and love the rest of the season.” If it proves as good as this opener he will get his wish.

Chance to WIN two tickets to Rock n Roll Paradise! In 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise returns to the UK’s theatres for the 8th successive year but in a new and exciting format. For the first time ever the show’s producers are not disclosing ‘who’ will be performing at each show, but they are promising that no two performances will be

the same, and each show will be crammed full with the country’s best tributes to rock ‘n’ roll’s stars, performing the very best songs ever written and supported by the explosively dynamic Paradise Band. Amongst those ‘appearing’ will be Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly,

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Which famous Rock N Roll artist was nicknamed ‘The Man in Black’? email your answer to: lauren.morley@horsham. by 5pm on Friday 20 October (Winner will be notified by 5pm on Monday 23rd October)

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On Friday 20 October St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra presents the first international concert in The Hawth Theatres Classical Series for 2017/18. Conductor Vladimir Altschuler will lead one of Russia’s finest orchestras, the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, with renowned Peter Donohoe on Piano. Mussorgsky’s atmospheric orchestral poem Night on a Bare Mountain will begin the evening, followed by the brilliant Donohoe playing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.4. In the second half, the orchestra will perform Rimsky Korsakov’s colourful masterpiece Scheherazade. There will be an introductory 30-40 minute talk prior to the concert by Jonathan James. Jonathan draws on both his stage and diverse educational experience to give an insider’s guide to the world of music. With great expertise and enthusiasm, this enjoyable preconcert talk will certainly enhance the evening with an introduction to the pieces being played. Performance: Friday 20 October 6.30pm, Hawth Theatre. Tickets: £31.50 for the concert and £4 for the Pre-Concert Talk, can be booked at The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 or by visiting:

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Entertainment Horsham District Gig Guide Friday 16th September 13/10/2017

The Overtures Wildwood & Country MurdochsGolf Crazy Eyes Club, Cranleigh Horsham Sports Club, 18:00 Horsham T19:30 Slammers Soul Band The Barley Mow, Tandridge 20:00

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Saturday 17th The Boxwood String Band September The Carfax Bandstand,

Horsham HorshamRocks Presents Horsham Bandstand, The 14:00 - 16:00 Carfax, Horsham Live Forever Oasis Tribute 11:00 til 16:00Heath Village Broadbridge Nell Bryden Centre, Broadbridge Heath The Capitol Theatre, Hor21:00 sham The Almost Elvis Band 19:30 Drill Hall, Horsham Larger 19:30 Than Life Duo Goffs Park Social Club, Bloody Mary Crawley The Bedford, Horsham 20:30 21:00 Hounds of Sound Doomsville Broadbridge HeathHorsham Village The Malt Shovel, Centre, 20:30 Broadbridge Heath 20:00 Gatling Camel Quo-caine The Red Lyon, Slinfold The Mulberry, Goring 21:00 20:30 Black Heart Angel The Malt Shovel, Horsham


0:30 Acoustic showcases The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate 20:00 Acoustic Open Mic Night South Saxon Beardsmen The Jolly Tanners, Gathering Staplefield The Malt Shovel, Horsham 20:00til 18:00 12:00 OpenMic Micnight Night Open George andArms, Dragon, The Shelley BroadHorsham bridge Heath 20.30 19:30 Riverboat Shuffle Horsham Sports Club, Horsham 20:00 Open Mic Night The Cock Inn, Southwater, Horsham 20:00

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Second Barnstormers Comedy of the new season at the Capitol Horsham, and it’s a cracker Now into its fourteenth season at the Capitol Horsham and, as ever, there is absolutely no letup in quality. Three top circuit acts will be gracing the Capitol stage with resident host, Kevin Precious (pictured), returning to oversee the proceedings. This month’s performances showcase: the incredible vocal dexterity of Stefano Paolini, ‘The best voice merchant on the circuit is Paolini, who has done some TV but is destined for far wider exposure’ - The Evening Standard; the insightful and frequently topical musings of Erich McElroy, ‘Well worth it, even if you’re not in the least bit political’ - Edinburgh Evening News; and the hugely energetic storytelling of Paul Pirie, ‘A most impressive physical comedian’ Chortle. Stefano Paolini: Stefano is a regular face on the national and international comedy circuit, where his mixture of stand-up comedy, characters, impressions and beatboxing have seen him perform across the U.K and also Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Singapore, Germany, Malta, France and Italy. He was a special guest on Dead Ringers (BBC Radio 4). He voiced a variety of characters in the Dreem Teem Xmas Panto (BBC Radio 1 - two specials). He’s guested on Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4), The Jo Whiley Show (BBC Radio 1), LBC and BBC London. he was in The Problem With Adam Bloom (BBC Radio 4), Spanking New (BBC Radio 7) and The Milk Run for BBC

Radio 1. On television he was the voice of Tony Blair in Double Take (Channel 4) and Fabio Capello in Headcases (ITV1). In 2015, Stefano published his debut book, Missing Presumed Drowned: A true story of the internment of Italians resident in Britain during the Second World War. Erich McElroy: Erich is a stand-up comedian and writer. Originally from Seattle, he moved to the UK in 2000 and in 2007 collected his British passport. He’s a regular on the comedy circuit, appearing at top clubs in the UK and in Europe, and has appeared on BBC Breakfast, Newsnight, Sky News and Five News and has been heard talking comedy and politics on BBC 5 Live, BBC Surrey, BBC Berkshire and regularly on TalkRadio. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Huffington Post, The Herald in Scotland and Saga. Paul Pirie: Paul began his stand-up career after giving up acting to pursue the funny man that lies within, quickly establishing himself on the Scottish comedy circuit as long ago as 2004. It should be pointed out that at the time he was living with his Gran, having given away the keys to his flat in a pub quiz. Since this time Paul’s career has encompassed TV, Film and Radio, alongside his burgeoning skill as a stand-up, with Paul emerging as one of the biggest Scottish acts on the UK comedy circuit.


Acoustic Open Mic Night The Jolly Tanners, StapleStan’s Open Mic field The Malt Shovel, Horsham 20:30 20:00Workshop Blues Open Mic Community night Northgate CenTheCrawley Bull Inn, Henfield tre, 20:00 20:00 Open Mic Night The Royal Oak, Ifield 20:00 Acoustic showcases The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate 19:30

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He’s since had a consecutive succession of sell out shows at The Glasgow Comedy Festival and joined esteemed popular comedyimprov group, Dance Monkey Boy, Dance! (also featuring Raymond Mearns), and has helped with the development of the group. In 2006 ‘The Boys’ caught the attention of BBC Radio, who recorded the show at the Glasgow Comedy Festival. Since then, Dance Monkey Boy, Dance! have gone on to work under the watchful eye of the BBC to develop regular radio shows. Now living in Essex (where his better half keeps the keys), Paul Pirie is a unique, vibrant comedian who appears regularly at: The Comedy Club (venues nationwide), Fymfyg in London, Bristol Jesters, Komedia, Comedy Café, Big Night Out comedy clubs in and around London as well as The Stand in Glasgow and Edinburgh, plus many more. Performance: Sundays at 7.30pm, The Capitol Studio. Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the night, available online: or via The Capitol Box

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Pet therapy volunteer recognised for ‘invaluable’ work in the community A volunteer for the charity Pets As Therapy has been named as this year’s Roger Coupe Star Volunteer, following a public vote. Jane Griffiths was nominated by her area coordinator, Patricia Bland, at the charity for her enthusiasm and extensive work in the community. Since joining Pets As Therapy in 2015 with her Briard dog, Teddie, Jane has been very involved and incredibly active within the charity. Visiting St Joseph’s Specialist School and College in Cranleigh on a weekly basis, Jane helps the children develop their literacy skills through the charity’s Read2Dogs scheme, in which children practise reading out loud to Teddie. She also regularly visits a brain injury rehabilitation centre in Slinfold, near Horsham, where she and Teddie interact with the residents in order to aid their recovery. Jane can be found helping out at some of the many local events organised by the charity,

and has plans to start visiting patients at a cancer treatment centre in Guildford in the not too distant future. Patricia, said of Jane that “her enthusiasm and commitment know no bounds”, and that she is an “excellent ambassador for the charity.” Jane was presented with a personalised hamper by partner, James Britton, at the Roger Coupe office on Cranleigh High Street. Teddie also received a collection of special treats that were donated by Pets Corner in Horsham. She said: “It’s so nice to be recognised like this with an award and I’m very grateful to the public for voting for me. I really do have to thank my colleagues at Pets As Therapy and my good friend Teddie, because without them I wouldn’t be able to do any of this. “I find volunteering extremely rewarding, and it makes me really happy to see children and patients reacting so positively when I visit with Teddie. It’s a real privilege.

I love getting involved with my community, and I believe it makes a real difference – that’s what motivates me to work with and support the charity as much as I do.” Reflecting on the awards, James said: “Time and again, the Star Awards prove that those who go the extra mile for their communities are noticed and people are eager to celebrate them. Community is an important part of our ethos at Roger Coupe and so we are pleased to be able to shine the spotlight on these extraordinary people. “Once again, we would like to thank everyone that nominated somebody for the award and everyone that voted for the finalists. It was great to read about all the amazing volunteers around the Cranleigh area and they can all be very proud. We were delighted to present the award to Jane and Teddie and we hope they continue their invaluable work.”

Dogs living in South East have longer walks, survey shows Singer Peter Andre urges animal lovers to support RSPCA’s Big Walkies Dogs living in the South East of England are more likely to have longer walks than the national average, according to a new survey. The survey*, of more than 3,000 dog-owners across the country, showed that 38% of dogs have a walk of longer than an hour, compared to 35% nationally. The survey was commissioned in the lead up to the RSPCA’s Big Walkies challenge in October, which invites people to walk 10,000 steps a day, with or without a dog, to raise money for animals in need. The results also found that 21% of dogs in the region have three walks a day - while almost 7% aren’t walked at all. The survey also showed that, in the South East Almost 47% of dogs go out for a walk at least twice a day; 48% of dogs have a daily walk of 30 minutes to an hour; 31% go out for one to two hours, and 7% for more than two hours, while almost 18% are walked for less than half an hour; 28% of dog-owners always let their dogs off their leads during a walk, while 13% never go off their leads. Nationally, the survey suggested that: Dogs in London have the ‘best walkies’ in England, as their own-

ers reported that they are most likely to be walked at least once a day with almost half having two strolls a day, and they are more likely to be allowed off the lead, play with other dogs and have a ball or toy to play with; 44% of owners said that their dogs go out for a walk at least twice a day, while 6% don’t get a daily walk at all; Nationally, 49% of dog owners reported to a daily walk of 30 minutes to an hour; 27% go out for one to two hours, and 9% for more than two hours; 28% of dog-owners report to always let their dogs off their leads during a walk, while 18% never go off their leads. Animal-lovers who sign up to My Big Walkies will pledge to walk at least 10,000 steps a day approximately five miles - with or without their dog throughout October while being sponsored to do so. If they complete the challenge animal lover will have clocked up 155 miles in October - the same as walking from Canterbury to Bournemouth. Dog-loving singer Peter Andre who is supporting the RSPCA Big Walkies challenge, said: “It’s important to remember how much happiness dogs bring to our lives. Sadly there are many dogs which

are ill-treated every day and the RSPCA works incredibly hard to combat animal cruelty. “I encourage dog-owners to sign up for My Big Walkies. Taking part will help raise money which will enable the RSPCA to carry out this vital work. “It’s also a fantastic opportunity to get out and about with your dog, while helping less fortunate dogs at the same time. It’ll be fun, great for your health and fitness, great for your dog and it’s all for a fantastic cause - the RSPCA.” Dr Samantha Gaines, the RSPCA’s dog welfare expert, said: “The results from our survey suggest that where we live has an impact on how we exercise our dogs. “London dogs in particular appear to have more opportunities to do what many dogs love - playing with other dogs and their owners as well as toys and balls. “There are some very lucky pooches in the capital but no matter where you live, you and your dog can enjoy some great walks. To find out more and to sign up for My Big Walkies, visit https:// Walkers will find tips for them and their doggy friends as well as some great fundraising advice and photos to share on social media.

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Abingworth Meadows - New Phase released this Saturday

Property Bridget Cordy Homebuyers should head to Abingworth Meadows in Thakeham this Saturday, 14 October, for the launch of the second phase of new homes in this outstanding countryside setting. Following the many successful sales at the first phase of homes set around a brand new cricket pitch, developers Oakford Homes in conjunction with Abingworth Developments will be releasing their next selection of beautiful homes designed specifically to suit

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the setting. Located just off the Storrington Road in the heart of Thakeham, Abingworth Meadows will also be featuring a range of community facilities including a village shop, new sports facilities as well as a preschool which is due to open in January. Ruth White and Fred Aitkenhead are based at the marketing suite which is open every day between 10am and 5pm. “We’ve already had such a positive response to the first phase here and it’s been wonderful to see so many new people already

happily settled in to their new homes,” said Ruth. “It’s now exciting to be offering the next phase of designs and we’re especially looking forward to welcoming new visitors to look around.” “There will be a wide selection of four and five bedroom houses many of which are set around the pond. The interior finishes by Oakford Homes are really to die for - and we have some great new designs which will really suit downsizers and others which are perfect for growing families.” Oakford Homes are renowned for a high standard of quality with

a specification to match. Smeg appliances are fitted as standard, kitchens feature granite worktops, and a combination of floor tiling and carpets installed enables buyers to move in and enjoy their new home from completion day. Prices are expected to range from £699,950 for the four and five bedroom homes. Meanwhile there are just two homes still available from the first phase so you may still be in time to secure a home overlooking the cricket pitch. ‘The Lily’ is a substantial five bedroom home with open plan kitchen/dining/living space and a separate drawing room. “We are also dressing one of our ‘Lily’ house designs for this weekend, so our interior designers have been busy putting up curtains, blinds and light fittings which help create that special feeling of ‘home’,” added Ruth. The new release of homes at Abingworth Meadows takes place on Saturday 14 October and prospective buyers are welcome to call in without appointment over the weekend. The show home which demonstrates the Oakford Homes quality and specification will be open to view, as will the new ‘Lily’ view home. For more information, contact Ruth or Fred at the marketing suite on 01798 879140 or contact selling agents Savills on 01483 796824 or Fowlers in Storrington on 01903 745844.


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Coastal Road, West Kingston Private Estate BN16 Guide price: £2,495,000

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finished in the top three at their grades with 15 of them finishing in Gold Medal position to become the new Sussex Champions. Ella, Grace and Lily also won the Supreme Acrobatic Trophy for the highest score of the day. This was a particularly good result for the squad given that many of the gymnasts were competing in competition for the first time.

Horsham Gymnastic Centre, based in the Pavilions in the Park, had an extremely successful weekend at the Sussex Championships at The Triangle Sports Centre in Burgess Hill. On the Saturday 20 gymnasts from the Horsham Sports Acrobatics squad competed and all of them

The Sports Acro medallists were: Frazer & Logan - Grade 1 Mens Pairs - Gold Medal and Sussex Champions Lilly, Nina and Angelina - Grade 3 Womens Group - Gold Medal and Sussex Champions Jackson & Holli - Grade 3 Mixed Pair - Gold Medal and Sussex Champions Ella, Grace & Lily - Grade 4 Womens Group - Gold Medal and Sussex Champions Ethan & India - Grade 5 Mixed Pair - Gold Medal and Sussex Champions Olivia, Madeline & Jessica - Grade 5 Womens Group - Gold Medal and Sussex Champions Devon & Naima - Grade 4 Mixed pair - Silver Medallists Lily, Louise & Jess - Grade 2 Womens Group - Bronze Medallists Also on the Saturday Horsham had gymnasts competing in the floor and vault competition. These Horsham gymnasts are a competition group who train for 5 hours a week and they also came home successful and with a large haul of medals. The Horsham Floor and Vault results were: Evie & Alexandra - Floor & Vault Advanced Cat 1 Women 8-9 - Joint Gold Medallists & Sussex Champions Aimee - Floor & Vault Bronze Cat 1 Women 8-9 - Gold Medallist & Sussex Champion Rheya - Floor & Vault Bronze Cat 1 Women 8-9 - Silver Medallist Katie - Floor & Vault Bronze Cat 1 Women 10-11 - Gold Medallist & Sussex Champion Lola - Floor & Vault Bronze Cat 1

Women 10-11 - Bronze Medallist Frenki - Floor & Vault Silver Cat 1 Women 12-14 - Bronze Medallist Not to be outdone, on the Sunday the Horsham Artistic Squad continued the trend with a dominant performance that earned 13 medals out of a possible 17, including 7 Sussex titles 4 of which becoming overall Sussex Champions. The Artistic Squad results were: Scarlett - 1st in the F.I.G Junior Challenge; Honesty - 1st in the F.I.G Espoir Challenge and the F.I.G Beam Champion; Charley - 1st in the out of age level 3 (04); Isabel - 1st in the out of age level 4 (05); Lola - 1st out of age level 4 (06/07) and the highest level 4 out of age score; Phoebe - 3rd in the out of age level 4 (06/07); Brooke - 1st in the age level 4; Tabitha - 2nd in the age level 4; Elisha - 3rd in the age level 4; Georgia - 2nd in the age level 5; Arabella - 3rd in age level 5; Grace - 2nd in the modified 5 and Jaia - 2nd in the modified 4. This was another superb set of competition results that show why Horsham Gymnastics Centre is rated one of the top clubs in the country. Maxine Woodward Director and Head Coach at Horsham Gymnastics Centre said, “I am so proud of all the gymnasts and coaches who have worked so hard to achieve these great results. To have 25 Sussex champions return back to our club this week is such a credit to everyone involved and I’m sure it is just another stepping stone to a very bright future in the sport for these children.”


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Horsham Ladies remain top with three out of three

Horsham shaded in epic top of the table battle Saturday October 7 – London 2 South East Horsham 13 10 Dartfordians Rugby Martin Read - Sports Reporter

Photo by Nick Evans Saturday October 7 – South Clubs’ Women’s Hockey League Division 1 Brighton & Hove Ladies 1 3 Horsham Hockey Martin Read - Sports Reporter Revitalised, Horsham Ladies’ dream start to their new season continued with their third convincing win, this time against Brighton & Hove at Blatchington Mill School. Bex Ross, revelling in her transfer from Sevenoaks, opened Horsham’s scoring before Fran Crossley put the Ladies two up against her former club. Then, Tiff Male got in on the act to give Horsham an unassailable 3-0 half time lead. Changes were made for the second half, but Horsham retained control and although Brighton & Hove clawed a goal back, they only found the net from a deflection from a Horsham defender. Horsham Coach Chris Bowen told the District Post: “All credit to the girls for sure. Not only is their talent plain to see but they pride themselves on their attitude, commitment and determination. Brighton were a tough opposition and we blew them away in the first half with fast play, implementing what we had covered in training. The girls prepped themselves well

and took on the challenge. We received praise from the Brighton coach, too, creating chances from all areas of the pitch and our speed and skill level is a real pleasure to watch. We have a game plan for each week and for this match, the girls implemented this perfectly. Brilliant performances from each and every one of the girls and huge thanks to our Team Manager, Jane Denman who runs the show. We’ve got a challenge next weekend and will be preparing hard for that.” Horsham Ladies’ Club Captain, Charlotte (CJ) White added: “With our new players and our new Coach, we’ve changed our style of play and we’re all thoroughly enjoying playing together. Brighton pressed us hard but we’re getting much better and we were worthy winners.” While, Fran Crossley said: “That’s another great result for us and what is especially pleasing is that we’re scoring plenty of goals and they’re coming from all angles!” On Saturday the ladies welcome third in the table Teddington at Christs Hospital School (13.30). Teddington have beaten Maidenhead and Reading, both 3-1, but lost to ever strong Surbiton (who, like Horsham, have won their first three games, leaving them second on goal difference).

Coming into this game Horsham were top and Dartfordians second – both having won all of their four games - so it was a real double point clash, attracting a big crowd with the ground buzzing in anticipation. Horsham withstood constant pressure and defended like tigers against high-scoring Dartfordians’, but a late try earned the visitors their win, leapfrogging them to the top of the table. Dartfordians went ahead with an early penalty before another kick fell just short. Horsham were then reduced to 14 men when Michael Tredgett was yellow carded for a tackle interpreted as being high, generating both support for the decision and opprobrium, depending on which set of supporters were shouting. Repeated scrums on the Horsham

line followed before Dartfordians broke through, only to drop the ball at close range. Horsham skipper Tom Johnson then converted a penalty, but Dartfordians did likewise to secure the narrow 3-6 advantage at the break. On the resumption, as in the first half, Dartfordians retained possession for the first quarter of an hour, winning the majority of scrums and line outs, but it was Horsham who scored the first try of the match when speedy, everchallenging Declan Nwachukwu broke through, Johnson’s 64th minute conversion giving the Green and Whites a 10-6 lead. A famous victory beckoned – unaccustomed against Dartfordians – until, soon afterwards, the Darts kicked towards the Horsham line, got to the ball first and jumped on it to go 10-11 ahead. The resultant kick appeared to slide past the post and signals were unclear but two points were awarded, after which Dartfordians held onto the ball, successfully running down the clock, leaving Horsham rueing their inability to close the game down for the last

Hockey Martin Read - Sports Reporter On the first Saturday of the season Horsham won 5-0 and Henley lost 6-0, so, on their visit to Oxfordshire, Horsham had high hopes of coming away with another win, but despite that looking likely until the last stage of the game, Henley trousered all of the points. Horsham led 3-1 well into the second half, following goals from Richard Blakesley, enjoying his return to the team, Barney Knights Johnson in continuation of his excellent

form against Indian Gymnkhana and Rob Turnbull. But then, after the opposition’s Chris Green had scored earlier, Geoff Joseph bagged two goals and Alex Land another, allowing Henley to steal the win. Horsham Captain Andy Isaacs told the District Post: “We should have won this game, we were the better team, but our inexperience showed.” This Saturday Horsham return to their new home at Christs Hospital School to welcome Old Cranleighans in a 12 noon push back. At this very early stage of the new season, Old Crans are top, having won both of their games convincingly, scoring nine goals and conceding just three in the process, both stats being the best in the league to date.

few minutes when in the lead. It doesn’t get more demanding than this, Horsham Head Coach Nick Stocker saying: “A tough game befitting two undefeated teams. Our set piece didn’t function – especially in the lineout, where we made too many basic mistakes and conceded possession too easily. We didn’t fashion enough against a well organised defensive side who made very few mistakes. But, on the positive side our own defence was much improved.” Horsham’s Richard Ordidge added: “Dartfordians have been promoted twice in recent years and are this season’s favourites after finishing third for the last two seasons. There is no disgrace in Horsham losing to such a well organised and tenacious side, who on the balance of play deserved their win, despite the result being in doubt until the final whistle.” This Saturday Horsham are in National Intermediate Cup action, hosting Eastleigh, who occupy the penultimate berth in the London SW2 league.

Fighting Pulborough get respect from powerful Charlton Park

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Photo by Diane Game Saturday October 7 – London 2 South East Charlton Park 48 26 Pulborough Rugby Martin Read - Sports Reporter Last season Pulborough were promoted as worthy London 3 South East champions and, although they are finding life tough at their new highest ever level, they are playing some good rugby in patches and earning the respect of the opposition, as was the case last Saturday. Charlton Park are a welleastablished, experienced side, there or thereabouts in the table – currently fourth - so going over to their fiefdom in Kidbrooke, South East London was always likely to present a demanding

challenge. And so it proved – but Boro gave a good account of themselves, forcing errors from the opposition, in an entertaining if error-strewn game. Henry Lee, Boro’s thrusting full back caused problems for Charlton Park, frequently latching onto missdirected kicks. Much of the game revolved around the strength of the hosts’ pack and Boro’s backs, with the home scrum winning the day, Boro nevertheless showcased their speed and ability to run the ball, Lee scoring under the posts in the opening scurmishes. Park, though, showed their superiority with the bonus point four tries in the first half, two resulting from scrimmaging and two from sure handling. Undaunted, Boro resumed in fighting mode, right winger Ben Miller scoring after

collecting a chip through. Park then eased up, but not before they had a penalty try following a collapsed scrum. Boro then stepped up with two quick tries, earning a bonus point and taking the score to 38-26. However, Park quelled the threat, rapidly replying with two tries of their own, conversions going astray. Pleased with their win but impressed by Boro’s skill and determination, Charlton Park said: “This was the first ever meeting between the two clubs and we are looking forward to another exciting game in the bucolic depths of Sussex in the New Year!” Boro, without a game in this cup weekend, return home for a league fixture against fifth-placed Haywards Heath on Saturday October 21

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Magic Wands make Horsham disappear from the FA Trophy Saturday October 7 – The FA Trophy Preliminary Round Cray Wanderers 8 0 Horsham Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter Having suffered a three nil league defeat against Cray Wanderers the previous weekend, Horsham were hoping for revenge in the FA Trophy last Saturday. But, their visit to Hayes Lane, Bromley to play the oldest association football club in London ended in tears with the Hornet’s heaviest defeat for 25 years. The game started badly for Horsham, then it got worse, much worse. The omens were not good when the hosts threatened in the opening stages, Jerome Frederico’s shot soaring over. But, the Wands did not have to wait much longer to weave their magic –

Aaron Rhule whistling in a curler well out of Michael Hunter’s reach in the Horsham goal. At the other end, Joe Shelley was deprived of a strong strike before a corner led to the Wands second goal, Frederico firing in with Hunter unsighted. For the Hornets a Charlie Farmer header was off target before Marcus Evans scored the Wands’ third. As in the league encounter, Horsham were three down inside half an hour, but, whereas at Lancing the Wands eased off, this time they went for the jugular, finding the net twice more before the break, when, Michael Power, living up to his name, first crashed in from close range and then capitalised on Hunter’s inability to retain control of a save. Trailing 5-0 at half time it was just a matter of whether the Hornets could prevent Cray Wanderers from inflicting further humilia-

tion, but that proved impossible thanks to a second half hat trick from Freddie Parker who had - been substituted for Power – clearly without diminishing the Wands scoring potential. Parker opened his account from the penalty spot after an adjudged hand ball and, with the defence in disarray, Horsham escaped further immediate punishment when a free kick went begging. Scott Kirkwood had a pile-driver pouched by under-employed Wands’ keeper Nick Blue, Parker, though, soon got on the score sheet twice more, first backpassing home and then firing in unchallenged, to seal Horsham’s heaviest ever defeat in the FA Trophy. Loyal, but depressed, travelling Horsham supporters were left hoping for an upturn in the club’s fortunes in the coming weeks.

Spirited YMCA share the spoils at Chichester

Saturday October 7 – Southern Combination Football League – Premier Division Chichester City 1 1 Horsham YMCA


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Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter Having won four of their last five games YMCA visited Oaklands Park in good heart on Non-

League Day, to take on high flying Chichester, and they emerged with credit, fully deserving to share the points after a spirited display by the whole team. YM started with intent, Sam Schaaf pressing hard in the opening minutes before Ollie Gill lifted the ball into the top corner of the net to give them the early lead. City were slow to respond, but Lorenzo Dolcetti’s threatening free kick eventually tested Aaron Jeal in the YM goal. Midway through the half Dolcetti was in action again supplying Dave Herbert for City to equalise. The same two continued to pose problems, Dolcetti’s pinpoint cross being latched onto by Herbert only for the header to be pushed past the post ahead of Herbert ballooning over the bar from a corner. Josh Clack then headed wide for City, followed by Herbert’s lob hitting the woodwork. YM, though, ended the half with chances for both Gill and their captain, Tom Gilbert, Gill’s effort earning a corner before Ant Ender in the City goal grasped Gilbert’s header. Gill again worried the hosts immediately after the resumption, but was thwarted by the upright. City centre forward Scott Jones, Player of September, with 12 league goals, had two unrewarded attempts in quick succession, Jeal negating the first before Jones fired wide from the resultant corner. Goal scorers Gill and Herbert both shot over the bar ahead of a Jones goal being disallowed. Then, both sides had opportunities to snatch all of the points – Clack, Jones and Herbert proving unsuccessful for City, Jeal again keeping them at bay – and Dave Brown kicking over for YM, homeward bound supporters saying: “This was a cracking game with maximum effort from both teams.”

YMCA thwarted by poor finishing

Tuesday October 10 – Southern Combination Football League – Premier Division Horsham YMCA 1 2 Crawley Town Gatwick Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter Crawley Town Gatwick – the Anvils – featuring several former players from Gorings Mead, are a few places above YM in the table but there was little to choose between the sides, both had plenty of opportunities and the final score might have been 5-5, but for poor finishing. In the opening moments the Anvils blazed over – a regular occurrence at either end throughout the game, when a tap in could have been more effective. However, a goal soon came when Marc Pelling headed home in just the second minute. YM promptly earned a corner, but to no avail, ahead of Aaron Jeal – Manager Peter Buckland’s Player of the Week – safely gathering a long range strike from the right. Sam Schaaf then centred following a free kick before an Anvils attempt was cleared off the line in a melee. Another Anvils corner came and went, then Schaaf threaded through and after some pinball action the ball hit the bar and went off for an unconverted corner. YM

possession was increasing but they kept finding themselves offside, until, just before half time, the ball was side-stepped to Liam Humphries for him to equalise, taking advantage of Anvils’ keeper Seb Boss being out of position. The second half began with three surging attacks from the visitors, Jeal keeping them at bay. YM, though, mounted a serious challenge, but, like the Anvils, were off target, both sides being unable to round off the chances presented. Then came the killer blow, Sam Cane giving the Anvils what proved to be an unassailable 2-1 lead by smashing into the bottom right corner from the penalty spot, giving Jeal no chance. More than 20 minutes remained and YM came close when their third corner went across the goal to no effect, but they were left rueing missed possibilities, disappointing their supporters. This Saturday YMCA travel to well-placed Saltdean United, for whom YM striker Rob O’toole recently signed. Then on Tuesday (17th) they return home to play Bexhill United in the third round of the Peter Bentley Cup. Bexhill are currently just above the halfway mark in SCFL Division 1, the league below YM.

Much improved Hornets denied a share of the points Tuesday October 10 – The Bostik League – South Division Horsham 0 1 Carshalton Athletic Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter Persistent injuries and the embarrassing performance in the FA Trophy departure necessitated changes and the Hornets gave a far better account of themselves, but were shaded by the only goal of the match. James Fernandes, signed from Arundel was in goal following Mark James’ decision to have a break from football, and Liam MacDevitt came into the forward line from Lewes – from where Will Robinson was brought in on loan. Carshalton – the Robins – had recently forfeited their unbeaten league record and also been knocked out of the FA Trophy last Saturday, so both sides were a little low on confidence and had something to prove. Fernandes was soon in action, keeping out a low strike in the opening exchanges, then, with the Hornets enjoying more control, Scott Kirkwood tested Billy Bishop in the visitor’s goal before a corner went unrequited. Robinson and Steve Metcalf

had further attempts and MacDevitt and Josh Street were pressing but the Robins took the lead when Mickel Miller – who had scored when Carshalton beat the Hornets in the corresponding fixture at Gorings Mead last season – headed home. The remaining minutes of the first half saw unfulfilled efforts at either end, and the Hornets trailed 0-1 at the break. Resuming, Fernandes was soon called upon to negate a Miller strike, pushing it onto the bar and away. Next, a Robins foray found the outside of the upright, but, amid increased possession, Charlie Farmer and Fernandes kept them at bay. After Toby House was brought on as substitute for Alex Duncan he supplied Kirkwood but the shot was blocked, as were Jack Hartley’s incursions. Despite putting in a much more spirited display the Hornets were unable breakthrough with a goal to share the points, leaving the Robins to celebrate only their second clean sheet of the season. In two league encounters – against fellow strugglers - on Saturday Horsham travel to Ramsgate, before they have another long trip, to Hastings, on Tuesday (14th)

The District Post 13th October 2017