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Police have issued an Efit image of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman last month on a Horsham footpath. The following statement and suspect description has also been released: The 20-year-old local woman was walking along the footpath, which runs alongside some duckponds between Depot Road and Harwood Road, Horsham, at about 7.10pm on Sunday (29 October) when she was attacked from behind by the man who forced her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. She struggled and the man ran off. He may have been distracted by the sound of a vehicle nearby.

The victim sustained cuts and bruises in the struggle but did not need hospital treatment. The suspect is described as white and in his late thirties, about 5’10”, broad built, with rough skin and large hands, and noticeable wrinkles around the eyes..

The victim was very distressed by the incident and we need to identify this man as soon as possible. He was wearing a dark hoody with drawstrings, a dark woollen hat, muddy white plastic-type trainers, a dark grey scarf frayed at the edges around his face, and black latex-type gloves.

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He spoke with a hoarse voice and in a local accent. Detective Constable Karen Young said; “This appears to be an isolated incident for the area. We have received no other such reports. “The victim was very distressed by the incident and we need to identify this man as soon as possible. “Even though the Efit shows the man’s face partly masked, we still think the image, taken with the description, may enable local people to suggest his identity. “If you were in the area of the duckponds between Depot Road and Harwood Road early that Sunday evening, and saw a man of this description, or have any other information, please contact us online or call 101, quoting serial 1201 of 29/10.” You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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A new public sculpture in the Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden to commemorate Christ’s Hospital School’s 350 years presence in the City of London, 1552-1902, was unveiled on 6 November by Alderman Sir Alan Yarrow (former Lord Mayor and member of the School’s governing Council). Sir Alan Yarrow said: “It is a great honour to unveil a sculpture that marks not only a significant period in the history of Christ’s Hospital, but also celebrates life-changing education, for the children who have crossed its threshold, both in the City and in West Sussex.” Working with the City and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the idea of a more permanent presence to mark the School’s London history evolved following a very successful exhibition of Christ’s Hospital’s history hosted by the bank, whose offices now occupy a large part of the School’s original site. Planning permission and listed building consent was granted by the City of London Corporation,

with support from Historic England, in December 2016. Renowned sculptor, Andrew Brown (of Sussex Studios, Billingshurst) with many public commissions in his portfolio, was selected following an open competition run by The City of London Corporation. The finished bronze, cast at The Bronze Age Foundry in London, is 2.4m long and 1.5m high and is mounted on the wall of the garden. Commenting on his first commission in London, Andrew Brown said: “It has been a great opportunity for me, making a sculpture for the City of London and at the same time a great challenge, creating a sculpture that reflects both the traditions and history of the School, and the forms of a modern urban environment. The fusion of the figurative, with the more abstract form of the background, combined with the very traditional and yet reflective bronze finish has, I hope, successfully tied these elements together.” The sculpture is designed to

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curve gently, reflecting the care and support provided to children, who flow from the youngest entering the School to confident adolescents marching boldly into their futures. The back of the sculpture features a verse written about Christ’s Hospital by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who was a pupil from 1781 to 1791, along with a copper plate drawing of the Priory buildings at the time the School first occupied the site in 1552. The sculpture gives life to the essence of the School and its charitable mission to educate children in particular need, regardless of means. The famous Tudor uniform and marching depicted in the piece are synonymous with Christ’s Hospital today. The plaque refers to three key dates in Christ’s Hospital’s history: its foundation in 1552, the setting up of the Royal Mathematical School in 1673 and the School’s move to Horsham, West Sussex in 1902. The Christ’s Hospital Band will be taking part in the Lord Mayor’s Show this Saturday (11 November). The parade passes very close to Newgate Street, where the School’s new sculpture is located. Christ’s Hospital wishes to thank the Corporation of London for their support and many other generous benefactors.

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Council encourages people to ‘Be Active’ Horsham District Council and Horsham Indoor Bowls Club (HIBC) are inviting people aged 45+ to come along and ‘Be Active’ by running a free “come-andtry-it” event at the Bowls Club opposite Tescos at Broadbridge Heath on Friday 24 November from 11am to 2pm. From jigsaw to Jenga, and target games to table tennis, there will be lots of activities on offer for people to try on the day with help, coaching and encouragement from both HIBC volunteers and staff from the council’s Sports Development team. Other activities available to try include indoor bowls and, thanks to the amount of space available at the Bowls Club participants can try out various fitness equipment pieces, table based games such as table skittles and target games such as new age kurling. There will also be a golf chip challenge and a boxing punch bag available and fencing for anyone who fancies at go at this sport. All are welcome regardless of their fitness levels or sporting experience, just drop in from 11am to 2 pm for as long as you like. The centre’s restaurant will also be open for participants to grab a bite to eat in between activities and bargains will be available from a brica-brac stall. People with health conditions and disabilities are particularly welcome to attend the event as there will be enough variety of activities to ensure there’s something for everyone, with numerous experienced staff on hand to adapt activities to suit individual needs. The 45+ age designation is also more of a guide than a hard and fast rule; if you’re an adult and you’re keen to try something new and meet new people, don’t worry we’ll accommodate you. For further information on the Horsham Be Active event contact or call 07764 146338.

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Horsham woman recalls terror of Second World War

After being asked by her granddaughter to recall what it was like during World War Two for a school history project, Brenda Howlett-Nye of Horsham, began capturing her personal account on paper. Once she started writing, she found that long-forgotten memories began to surface, which inspired her to write her first book, Finding Me. With Remembrance Day approaching, Brenda shares her vivid account of the terror and upheaval she experienced as a little girl living through the war: “When war broke out in September 1939, I was six years old and

on holiday with my parents and sister in St Andrew’s, Scotland. As the news unfolded, we travelled back home a few days early to Reigate in Surrey. Food rationing quickly came into place and my father had to dig an air raid shelter beneath the garage. “During 1940-41, as the Blitz started and bombs were dropping all around, my father decided that I, along with my mother and sister should be evacuated and stay with family members in Scotland, which we did, travelling up there on the Flying Scotsman. “My mother told me that Hitler liked Scottish people. I believed my mother when she said Hitler liked Scottish people. It gave us the security of thinking that if the Germans invaded we’d be safe in Scotland. By the end of 1941 the bombing had eased off a little and the threat of invasion had receded, so my father thought it was safe for us to move home. “Two years later, in 1943, doodlebugs began to plague the South of England and my parents were advised it would be safer for children to be evacuated. Parents were given a list of items to pack and I departed from Reigate station with my sister to Wales, with a label tied to my lapel. “After arriving at Bridgend, I was herded into a hall and ordered to strip so I could be examined for fleas and lice because the children from the London Blitz before us, had been living in shelters and shocking conditions. They were

alive with them. “My sister and I were almost the last to be found accommodation, and we were taken to a mining cottage in Abberkenfig. A few days later the billet was deemed unsuitable so we were moved to Bridgend for temporary accommodation. “Little girls didn’t dress in trousers until the war, when it became more practical for us to wear siren suits so we were ready to dive into cold, damp, air-raid shelters. Once the V1 and V2 bases were bombed, my parents considered it was once again safe for us to go home. “Living through a war was terrifying as a child, and being sent away to complete strangers at such a young age was unnerving, as we only saw my parents once when they came to visit during our evacuation to Wales. “There’s no doubt that the war affected a whole generation of children. We are getting on in life now, which makes it all the more important to remember the experiences we went through, and the sacrifices made by our armed forces as they fought the Nazis. No-one should have to experience the destruction and upheaval that war creates. I urge people to think of the fallen from all wars this Sunday at 11am.” Brenda’s first book Finding Me is available from Amazon at www. or email for enquiries.

Call to donate your winter fuel payment

Local charity Horsham Matters is working with Horsham District Council again this year to help local residents in need who are finding it difficult to afford to heat their homes. Across the Horsham district there are some 4,000 households struggling to keep warm. Living in a cold home can have serious impacts on health and Horsham Matters and the council want to support as many householders as they can this winter to lower their heating costs, whilst still helping them to keep warm. The council will work with Horsham Matters to provide Energy Advisors to give advice during home visits to people who are suffering from living in cold homes. In order to help fund these home visits, Horsham Matters is inviting local residents, who feel that they don’t need their Winter Fuel Payment, to consider donating it to the charity. The Winter Fuel Payment, which ranges between £100 and £300, is distributed by the Department of Work and Pensions to every person of pensionable age,


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regardless of income every year. The charity are hoping that some qualifying residents may feel they would like to donate it to support others in need. Any donated Winter Fuel Payments will directly fund home visits, between January and March 2018. Last year, generous donations helped support seven households, the residents of which were all over 70, and who were able to reduce their annual energy bills by an average of £225. During the visit the Energy Advisors will give advice on reducing energy costs whilst still keeping warm. This can include learning how to use heating controls and installing some small energy saving devices like draught proofing. The advisor will also review their energy tariffs, and ensure residents apply for any grants and heating discounts they may be eligible for. For residents needing further support, the energy expert will also provide advice on other agencies, such as Horsham District Age UK, West Sussex Fire Service, Horsham Wellbeing and Citizens Advice. Commenting on the scheme, Cabinet Member for Community and Wellbeing, Cllr Tricia Youtan, said: “Winter is an expensive time of year and the added ex-

pense of keeping homes warm is a real concern for many in our district. “I would urge as many of you as feel able to donate your Winter Fuel Payment in order to support these crucial home visits and help residents to lower their fuel bills and still keep warm.” If you feel you are in a position to donate your Winter Fuel Payment, you are invited to either post your cheque (made payable to Horsham Matters) to Micah House, Blatchford Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 5QR or call them on 0300 124 0204 to get their bank account details. Horsham Matters will be glad to receive any donations by Friday 15 December 2017. The Winter Fuel Payment started arriving in the banks accounts of eligible residents during November 2017. Residents who think they should have received the Winter Fuel Payment and haven’t, should contact the Winter Fuel Payment Centre on 03459 15 15 15. Residents on a low income who are concerned about heating bills could also contact their energy company to see if they could claim the Warm Home Discount, which is a credit of £140 on electricity accounts.

West Sussex families win National Award

Horsham families are at the forefront of the fight against climate change and have been recognised with a National Award. Carrie Cort, her 9 year old son Adam and her Mother, Jean Francis went to collect the award for their family’s efforts at the P.E.A. Awards in London on Friday 13 October. These awards acknowledge green heroes from the UK and beyond. The night honoured those who are dedicating their lives to ending the forces that are driving extinction – from deforestation abroad to overconsumption right here in the UK. The Awards recognise people who are taking matters into their own hands and providing inspiring alternatives to business as usual. They recognise

We can all make small changes which overall make a big difference people who are pioneering sustainable initiatives in the UK and beyond. Carrie said: “We were humbled and honoured to have been given this award, we are not the greenest family in Britain, but as a family we are living, breathing and sleeping greener living. We are inspiring many people to follow us on our greening journey”. She continues “We can all make small changes which overall make a big difference”. Carrie says “By changing our energy supplier many years ago to 100% renewable clean energy and charging our electric car with that energy, we reduce our carbon footprint by about 50%” Carrie, her family and lots of Horsham volunteers run an environmental awareness and education initiative called Sus-

sex Green Living. It is an ever growing group of people, many parents with children who are helping the community to move towards a more sustainable future. These volunteers also run the new Horsham Repair Cafe, their greening efforts in Horsham continue with unstoppable momentum. Jean Francis, Carrie’s Mother is one of the volunteers: “I remember ration books and gas masks, re-pairing and re-making therefore living green comes naturally. I am one of the clothing repairers at the Horsham Repair Cafe”. Jean Francis is also a OneSpirit Interfaith minister; she helps people create personal ceremonies and most importantly make environmentally friendly choices. Following in his Mother’s footsteps, 9 year old Adam is claiming his second National Award of the year. In March, he won the Key Stage 2 poster category of WWF’s Earth Hour ‘The Future We Want’ competition. His winning entry, entitled the Climate Cartoon, depicted different images of environmental problems, from rainforest destruction to forest fires, with sustainable solutions alongside each. Carrie concluded: “We need to be making sustainable changes to our lives, as fast as we can and completely as we can, but we also all need to be taking as many people on the journey with us. We must inform, motivate and inspire everyone into change for the good of the planet and all who live on it”. For more information about action you can take to help the environment, please visit:, uk and Or visit to see 22 actions against Climate Change.


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Why pregnant women should receive the flu jab The following is issued on behalf of West Sussex County Council, NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG, NHS Crawley CCG, and NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG: With the winter fast approaching it is essential that pregnant women receive their flu vaccinations sooner rather than later to help protect themselves and their unborn babies. Last year only 44.9% of pregnant women in the UK had their flu jab and although this was up from the 42.3% of the previous year, it still isn’t high enough, with 55.1% remaining unprotected. Pregnant women are particularly at risk from seasonal flu. Full protection from the vaccine takes up to two weeks to develop and people should act now to protect themselves. Dr Mark Lythgoe, GP and Clinical Chair at Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG said: “Most people know that flu can cause serious illness in pregnant women and in the most severe cases can put the lives of expectant mums and their unborn babies at risk. This is because

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Storrington remembers artist Paul Hardy, it contains the names of those on the three panels, but with additional names of those who died up to 1934. This work and the project will form an exhibition in 2018, to mark the end of the Great War. The following article was appeared in The Worthing Gazette, August 1917: STORRINGTON LOCAL ROLL OF HONOUR – Storrington is now in possession of a Roll of Honour, which has been presented to the village by two local residents – Mrs Powell and her sister, Miss Petre, of Mulberry House. It is the work of Mr Paul Hardy, the well-known artist, who has a residence in Church Street. The roll, which is enclosed in an oak case with a glass front, measuring about three by two feet, is artistic in design, with rich colouring, showing a representation of St George in armour. The scroll contains the names of thirteen men, either residents of Storrington or closely associated with it, who have lost their lives in the War, as well as nineteen former pupils of the College, all of them having been in residence during the eight and a half years in which Mr W. A. Fuller has been Principal. They also are numbered among the dead. The Roll of Honour has been place in a conspicuous position having been affixed to the wall of the White Horse Hotel, and there was a slight ceremony last week, when it was unveiled by Miss Petre.

the woman’s body and immune system is adapting to accommodate the growing baby and less able to fight off the flu virus. It is so important that pregnant women get their flu jab as soon as possible to help minimise these risks and avoid flu this winter.” The free seasonal vaccine has been available widely since October; you can receive it at your GP surgery or speak to your midwife. This year marks the centenary of Storrington’s Roll of Honour. In 1917, the centre panel was unveiled by Miss Petre and her sister Mrs Powell to commemorate those from Storrington, or connected with the village, who had lost their lives in the Great War. Two further panels were later added. Today, the Roll of Honour, now back on the wall of the White Horse Hotel in Storrington after being lost for many years, has become the focus for Remembrance in the village on 11 November. In 2014, an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund supported a local community group, with support from the Storrington and District Museum, to research the names on the Roll of Honour. This work has

been completed, but there are still a few questions to be answered. The community group, which has blossomed with further lottery awards, welcomes information of those on the Roll of Honour or the village war memorial - especially anyone connected to Driver Ernest David Butcher, who died in October 1919 and is buried in St Mary’s churchyard Storrington. If you have information or would like to be involved in the group, please contact Stuart Duncan at storringtonlhg@ or call 01903 741106. Currently, restoration and research has begun on another Roll of Honour recently discovered and connected with Storrington’s Old Comrades Association, now the Storrington branch of the Royal British Legion. Painted by local

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Holistically Balanced Supports Self Care Week

Taking place on the 13th – 19th November, Self-Care Week focuses on encouraging individuals to look after their own health better. Angela Abbott owner of Holistically Balanced has shared some tips with The District Post to show that taking care of our well-being is a responsibility that does not need to be a chore. Talking about her involvement, Angela said “This is so important to me as I see the benefits of self-care time and time again through working with my clients. The difference it can make to both their physical and mental wellbeing is astounding and it is often the small simple things that make the biggest difference.” She continued “Self-care is all about feeling good about yourself and being in control of your life. Often, we spend so much time looking out for other’s that our own self-care can get ‘lost’ along the way. These simple daily tips

can help us all to be mindful of ourselves, our health and our happiness.” Be kind to yourself in thoughts, words and actions. We can be far less forgiving and compassionate towards ourselves than we are to others. So treat and speak to yourself as you would to a friend. Get more sleep. Everything feels harder and more of a challenge when you’re tired. For adults to function at their best, they require 7 – 9 hours’ sleep each night. Find at least 5 things to be grateful for each day. Gratitude is powerful as it allows us to realise how lucky we really are. If we focus more on the good in our life, it also helps us attract more good to us. Drinking enough water is a basic form of self-care and is imperative for our health and well-being. Being properly hydrated helps us to think more clearly, is good for our memory and helps slow down the signs of ageing. Spend time outdoors! Just

going for a walk can be a great remedy for many things and can do us the world of good, particularly if you can be close to nature. Being outdoors helps reduce stress levels, can clear your head and may also help you feel more grounded. Relieve self-imposed pressure and reduce your stress levels. By replacing the word ‘should’ with the word ‘could’ you instantly open yourself up to a choice. “I could do this” or “I could do that”. When using the word ‘should’ we cut out all other possibilities. This is rarely helpful and will increase stress. Take some time to relax and unwind, even if it’s just the time it takes to have a cup of tea. Having some time out on a regular basis is a critical part of self-care and using mindfulness techniques can be an excellent way to achieve this. So, it’s not all about making huge changes to your day to day life but more about taking small steps towards self-care on a regular basis. And, there are so many more things we can do. The key is to make taking care of ourselves more of a priority. For more advice and information on self-care, you can contact Angela Abbott on 0794 113 4267, email:

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Residents and team members at a care home in Horsham enjoyed a green-fingered day to prepare the gardens for spring. Residents and the team at Skylark House care home on St Marks Lane were joined by members of the Horsham Town Community Partnership for a day to put their gardening skills to good use and get planting. David Searle, Jane Apostolou, John Matthews, Mike Powell and Ron Bates from the Horsham Town Community Partnership helped plant over 300 blubs throughout the garden, which will create a fantastic display of colour for the residents to admire in the spring time. With all hands on deck, this was the perfect opportunity for green-fingered residents to pass on their tips for creating a beautiful

garden. Devendra Lallchand, home manager at Skylark House, said: “The residents here at Skylark House have been incredibly excited about the plans for the garden, so we were delighted to welcome the extra hands to help us complete the project. “For many residents, gardening would have been a daily activity, with many taking great pride in the presentation of their garden, so it was fantastic to be able to give the residents the opportunity to use their green fingers.” please contact customer relations manager, Karen Davies, on 01403 887 578 or email karen. To find out more about Skylark House care home, please visit

Former patient donates £2,500 to Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance to fund one mission

Chris Sole, from Horsham, has been reunited with the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance doctor and paramedic who helped to save his life. During the visit, Chris presented a donation of £2,500 – the cost of one mission.

In September 2011, Chris was cycling home after visiting friends when he was involved in a collision with a car. He suffered multiple life-threatening injuries and was given emergency treatment by Doctor Magnus Nelson and Critical Care Paramedic

David Wright. They put Chris into an induced coma, at the scene, and Chris was then taken to St George’s Hospital in London for further specialist treatment. Chris has since made a good recovery and is now a volunteer for the charity. He recently visited the charity’s base at Redhill Aerodrome, with his family, to present a cheque to the charity for £2,500 from the compensation he has received. Chris said: “Each mission costs in the region of £2,500, so I wanted to donate this amount as my way of saying thank you to them for saving my life.” Although Chris had met David during a previous visit to the base, which was covered by BBC South Today, it was the first time he had met Dr Nelson since his accident. Dr Nelson said: “It was great to see Chris after such a long time and it’s incredibly touching that he wants to donate this fantastic amount of money. It was an absolute pleasure to meet him and we are very grateful not only for this donation, but for all that Chris does as a volunteer.”


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College welcomes Harlequins player

Recently, Collyer’s welcomed Harlequins rugby star Ross Chisolm to the college. Ross, who plays wing and full-back for the leading Premiership side, has joined the Collyer’s Rugby Academy Coaching staff and will work closely with Rugby Coach, Glen Jones, widely regarded as one of the best in the business. Collyer’s Head of Sports Academy, John Burroughs, explained: “This is a great signing for Collyer’s! Ross is an intelligent rugby talent, who will undoubtedly bring significant professional expertise to our elite rugby squad.” Ross, who previously attended Warden Park School in Cuckfield, has made 78 professional appear-


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ances for Harlequins. His role at Collyer’s will involve working directly with the squad, running specialist sessions and video analysis to help players develop. John Burroughs added: “This really is an outstanding opportunity for Collyer’s rugby, which is gaining a national reputation for excellence, attracting top players from across the south east of England. “Ross augments an already superb coaching platform at Collyer’s, comprising specialist expert coaches for rugby, football, basketball and netball. We have also recently established new coaching links with national professional teams in the shape of

Surrey Storm for netball and Surrey Scorchers for basketball.” The idea of Collyer’s sport academies in rugby, basketball, football and netball is to help provide players with quality coaching and establish pathways to elite level sport. This new link-up with Ross Chisolm is seen as another huge step for the college along this route. James Gordon, Head of Faculty for Business Sport and Social Sciences was delighted: “We are now attracting some of the top basketball, football, netball and rugby players from across the region to our Sport Academy programme, as it’s a great chance to combine a full sixth form learning programme with a professional focus on sport. It has always been our target to provide our high level sports player’s pathways into elite level sport and Ross will certainly help us to achieve this.” Collyer’s Vice Principal Steve Martell said: “Glen Jones is a nationally recognised elite rugby coach and Ross Chisolm is a gifted player for one of our country’s top teams. We are incredibly lucky to have them at Collyer’s! Huge thanks to our amazing Head of Sports Academy John Burroughs. A first class athlete in his own right, he has worked tirelessly to inspire our students and has once again helped attract some big sporting names to Collyer’s sport.”

Horsham Museum steps forward as a national attraction

With fleet of foot Irregular Choice lovers have flocked from Basingstoke, Ashford, Bexhill, Seaford (Lincs) and Portsmouth and even Essex to see this amazing and unique exhibition. Created and curated by Irregular Choice design team the exhibition showcase some 17 years of creativity of Dan Sullivan the designer of these amazing shoes. The feedback and comments tell their own story “wiped the dribble from the glass” , “ Beyond Fabulous”, “what a beautiful collection”, “Great display and collection” it is an exhibition that sends people away with a spring in their step. The exhibition Irregular Choice’s Ethereal Dream is more than just an advert for a shoe company, it is an exhibition that uses shoes from their archive to explore the story

of how a designer with an ambition created a brand and developed it in to a shoe company that attracts fanatical devotion and collectors including the stars of film, pop and TV. Having held an exhibition of their archive for Milan Fashion show two years ago Irregular Choice were intrigued and delighted when the Curator of Horsham Museum & Art Gallery asked if they could host an exhibition of their shoes in the museum. As a member of the public wrote “Glad we came…the brand is unique and matches the uniqueness of the building. Thank you Horsham Museum and Irregular choice.” Irregular Choice’s Ethereal Dream is exhibiting until 9 January. Admission free.


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Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Sussex is making a formal objection to the ‘mathematical trickery’ behind a new government paper which argues that the majority of new house building should be concentrated in the South-East of England. The new proposal would see house building in rural Sussex increased by up to 40% while many urban areas and most communities in the North of England would see their housing targets fall. The recommendations are based on a mathematical formula, which the government argues will “address affordability” by factoring in existing local house prices. The resulting figures point to vast increases in the number of houses built in more lucrative areas, such as rural Sussex. CPRE Sussex’s Dr Roger Smith has described the maths (behind the calculations) as deeply flawed and is warning that the proposals would have a devastating impact on the Sussex countryside if they are adopted by the government: “At first glance, readers of the proposals might think the proposals therein are sensible, because the stated intent is to use a standardized mathematical formula to determine house-building targets. However, on closer scrutiny, how these numbers, which differ in magnitude by

50,000, have been arrived at is not explained. This omission is a fundamental flaw and the ‘method’ is, in reality, mathematical hocus pocus. “All of this matters greatly for Horsham and Mid Sussex Districts, because the proposed methodology would result in huge additions to their already excessive targets. It would result in the loss of Horsham District’s five year housing land supply, with negative consequences for Neighbourhood Plans – and for essential infrastructure and services across the county, which is already overstretched.” Under the new formula, much of the new housing would be concentrated in rural areas where existing prices are highest. This would mean building on unprotected green fields, away from existing infrastructure. The controversial formula is just one of a set of new proposals put forward by the Department for Communities and Local Government in a consultation document titled: ‘Planning for the Right homes and the right places.’ planning-for-the-righthomes-in-the-right-placesconsultation-proposals Consultation on the proposals came to an end on Thursday November 9.

New website launches for Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture Cllr Jonathan Chowen with web designer Grant Moyse and Chairman of Friends of Warnham Local Nature Reserve John Wilks An exciting new website for Warnham Local Nature Reserve launched on Thursday 2 November, bursting with new information, photos and facts, to help browsers quickly and easily access all they need to know. The new website, uk, commissioned by the Friends of Warnham Nature Reserve in partnership with Horsham District Council, was designed by Grant Moyes of Profitable Websites, a local Horsham company. It was officially launched with a short presentation attended by invited guests, including Jonathan Chowen, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture at

Horsham District Council. Cllr Chowen commented: “I am delighted with the new website. It is easy to navigate and showcases the Nature Reserve beautifully. “I am grateful to our partners, The Friends of Warnham Local Nature Reserve for commissioning the new site and putting the needs of our visitors at the centre of this work”. The Friends of Warnham Local Nature Reserve, which became a charity this year, were formed more than ten years ago and work in partnership with Horsham District Council to support and promote the Reserve. Chairman of The Friends of Warnham Local Nature Reserve

John Wilks added: “The Friends website has been a valuable source of information about the Reserve for both Friends’ members and the general public. Ten years on, it was beginning to show its age and earlier this year it was decided to replace it with this new site, which is easier to navigate and more pleasing on the eye in delivering information”. Warnham Local Nature Reserve is a unique attraction for Horsham and is maintained by a small team of wardens from the Parks & Countryside Department. It has a wide range of habitats which are home to many species of plants, fungi, animals, birds and insects. Five observation hides, one of which is a feeding station, various trails and boardwalks bring visitors closer to the wildlife with minimal disturbance. The Visitor Centre and Café are run seven days a week by volunteers from the Friends. The volunteers also host and organise events for visitors, such as the recent ‘Half-Term Fun Day’, which attracted more than 200 children along with accompanying adults. Future events coming up at the Nature Reserve include: A “Fungus Foray” on 5 November which involves a tour of the Reserve’s toadstools, mushrooms and fungi; For Friends members a warden led harvest mouse nest survey on 12 November; Christmas wreath mak-


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Horsham Lions Club 7th Swimarathon in 2018

The Swimarathon is one of the Horsham Lions Club’s biggest annual events and next year’s will be the seventh event. Kindly hosted at the Pavilions in the Park Leisure Centre over the last 6 years, the Swimarathon has raised over £32,000 for the club which has been donated to a number of different charities. This year, the event supported the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, which provides a wide range of services for children with life-shortening conditions and their families. The event raised an amazing amount of £9,162 for the hospice and the club has pledged to support the charity again in 2018. Organisers explained: “Chestnut Tree House are celebrating their 15th birthday, so to celebrate, we are attempting to raise £15,000 - #15 for 15”. 50% of the money raised from the event


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is guaranteed to Chestnut Tree House, whilst the other half will be donated to a good cause of the entering teams’ choice. This could be a favorite charity, their club funds or their school. Or they can support the Horsham Lions Club’s own chosen beneficiary. That decision is up to the team entering, all that we ask is that they help us raise as much money as possible!” For the second year running, local firm Assurity Consulting are sponsoring the Swimarathon. Assurity Consulting are an independent consultancy specialising in workplace health, safety and environmental solutions based in Horsham. Their customers benefit from more than 30 years’ experience of working with organisations of all sizes – from across all sectors – manage their compliance responsibilities as efficiently as possible. We are grateful for their sponsorship and donation

which will go a long way in helping cover the administration costs for the event. The Swimarathon teams can consist of people aged 8 to 70 inclusive: The team needs to include up to six swimmers plus an adult nonswimming team captain. The first team member swims one length of the pool and then rests while the other members of the team take turns to swim a length of 25 metres. The first swimmer then swims again, and so on, for 55 minutes. The first teams start swimming at 1pm with other teams starting on the hour - until 5pm when the last teams start their swim. We can accommodate up to 8 teams each hour. For more information please visit www.horshamlions.freeuk. com.

The West Sussex Woodturners donate hand crafted items The West Sussex Woodturners showed their continued support for St Barnabas House hospice on Sunday when they presented them with a variety of hand turned wooden items for them to sell in their shops and Christmas fairs. The group made the decision to appoint St Barnabas House as their chosen charity this Christmas, after a recommendation from one of their longstanding members, Rob Inglis, who has supported them for many years. Each person was asked to turn an item to be donated to St Barnabas House, and the club had an amazing response with over 90 hand turned wooden items being given. Talking about his involvement, Rob Inglis said “I started to support St Barnabas House after the loss of my eldest son aged 38 and have regularly made items to help them raise essential funds over the past 9 years. The first thing I made for them was a pirate’s chest so that the names of patients from their old building could come with them to their new premises and this is now buried in their chapel. This charity does so much amazing work for patients and their families and I could not be prouder that the West Sussex Woodturners have appointed it as their chosen charity.” The West Sussex Woodturners meet on the first Sunday of each month and the 100 strong members which include men, women and children from all across Sussex supported the call to action by producing, the items in their individual workshops. Working in Preston to Angmering, Horsham, Slinfold, Coolham, Smallfield Worthing, Yapton and Durrington, to name but a few, a wide range of items were created, using many different techniques. A beautiful array of bowls, pens, candlesticks, platters, wooden fruit, light pulls, a solitaire set and a child’s stool were just some of the

items given. All made from a selection of different woods, and finished with natural wax, dyes and specialist paint finishes, many members were keen to donate some of their finest work. Jennifer Murrell who attended the event on behalf of St Barnabas House said “I was not sure exactly what woodturning was when I was first approached to receive these gifts and was keen to see what we were being given. The time and effort that has gone into producing this wonderful array of items is amazing and we will be taking them with us to sell at the Christmas events. To have something hand made by local people that will benefit a local charity is special and the funds raised from their sale will be a huge help.” Speaking for the club, Ian Rudge the Chairman, said “Our members share a passion for woodturning and frequently work behind the scenes to provide support and assistance to a variety of community projects. We thought

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Farlington in Zambia 2017: A teacher’s perspective

Teaching teenagers is a privilege. Sometimes, if we are lucky, we can even inspire one or two occasionally. I am an English teacher so I might be lucky enough to inspire them to read a fabulous book. I might even be part of the inspiration to do an English degree. Teaching teenagers is also, at times, exhausting, frustrating and even disheartening. It is quite easy to feel as if nothing I say or do makes the slightest difference. I can feel a million miles away from my students in age, experience, expectation, interests, goals and ambitions. Then there are the magical moments. The moments when I remember this is a privilege. This is fun. This is the best job in the world. I am lucky enough to have had two whole weeks of those amazing moments this summer. What did I do? I went to Zambia, helped build a playground and helped build a community garden. I worked alongside teenagers in their element. I worked with teenagers as they became mature young women. I was inspired by them. They inspired me to see

the world and my place in it, in a totally new way... I have been lucky enough to go on two expeditions previously with Farlington School led by the expedition company, True Adventure. I knew that we were all in for an ‘experience of a lifetime’ (forget the PR: all their expeditions do not simply promise this but deliver it) but once again, these young women left me speechless with their energy, commitment, enthusiasm, altruism, determination and sheer sense of fun. What I had not given them credit for is the fact that they passed on all of that to me - and it is rather a long time since I was 17! 23 students, three staff from Farlington and an expert expedition leader got together on Saturday July 8th, the day after term ended. We had told them from the beginning - a dark November night in 2015 - that the students would run the trip but they didn’t really understand the implications of this, or even believe it, until that Saturday. They were put in charge from the off. A good example of this is that they were given all the cash for the

trip and I mean all the cash. They then had to decide how to split up the money, to plan a budget for food, travel, guide tips, etc. They decided who was carrying group money and how much each person should carry. True Adventure provide a technical leader which means we are always in safe hands but that we hand over 99% of the control to the students. They very quickly adapted to genuine adult responsibilities and thrived on them. We sometimes pretend to empower young people but we rarely really do so: believe me they quickly spot the pretence. On this trip there is no pretence. On this trip we mean what we say: the students are in charge. Day 1 flew by and evening saw us fly out of UK skies, via Dubai to land under the African sun. We spent the night in bustling Lusaka before we headed out on the long road trip to our first project site: Kariba Primary School. It’s difficult enough trying to teach over a thousand students with just a handful of teachers. In fact, there are so many students that they can only attend half a

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school day. Even though it was technically a Primary School, like many others in West Africa, they have students ranging in age from the very young to 16, so keeping them engaged and productive when out of the classroom can be a major headache. We were tasked with transforming a piece of waste ground in the school yard into a challenging, welcoming educational environment to stimulate and allow for purposeful play. We were lucky enough to be working alongside an established charity, School Club Zambia. Their aim is to support the sterling work done by teachers through the establishment of pre- and after-school clubs. In Zambia there are no outdoor playgrounds in schools. We helped build one of, if not the first, outdoor playground in Zambia. What we all hope is that seeing the children learn outside through play will show that all children can and will learn in this way, if they have the opportunity to do so. School Club Zambia hope that the project will be a showcase one, that is repeated locally, even nationally. Learning through play has been a feature of Western education for so long we can forget how lucky our children are. Children play naturally of course, an empty plastic bottle tied to a stick with string becomes a car whether in Africa or Horsham but safe outdoor play equipment allows bodies and minds to flourish. Some of the locals, men and boys in particular, looked on with amusement at the idea of 23 young (and three not so young) women being the muscle for a building project but they soon stopped smiling and started to appreciate what we have known for a long time: our young women have a superb work ethic. The team filled and emptied endless bags of rocks, dug a Sahara-worth of sand, mended, painted even built from scratch, heavy-duty play equipment. They worked quite literally from dawn to dusk, through the hottest parts of the day, to help achieve what we had been tasked with doing. Satisfied with our achievements in project 1 we headed further into the bush for our second, even bigger challenge: digging and establishing a community

garden. Now, doesn’t that sound terribly British? Doesn’t that sound like something around the corner? A lovely, genteel, slightly superfluous Sussex village project? Nothing could be further from England. Nothing could be more worthwhile and serious. We trekked into Siamucaala village, having been told by School Club Zambia that this was a project they had been trying to establish for a long time but simply had not had the bulk funds or bulk bodies for: enter Farlington stage-left. The team had raised several hundred pounds with some wholeschool events, which they had agreed should be used in-country. We were also incredibly lucky to be gifted a very generous donation by a parent of one of our team. The parent concerned had asked that their gift be anonymous, but it was a significant amount of money, meaning that at last it was Siamucaala’s turn to feel the Farlington factor. We trekked in to be met by a lone man ringing a cow-bell… how…interesting…we thought… then we turned the corner: it is no exaggeration to say the entire village had lined the road to greet us. Singing, dancing, waving branches, drumming, cheering. I have never felt so welcome. I have never felt so over-whelmed. I have never felt so humbled. We often use the term ‘community’ but our short time in Siamucaala was the living embodiment of three communities: Farlington, True Adventure and the village itself. This was a hungry community. This was a community that was struggling to meet the nutritional needs of the people. Thanks to the incredible generosity of a parent, thanks to the generosity and support of staff, students and parents, thanks to the tireless, uncomplaining, physical hard-graft of the team, we left that community with a garden, fenced and protected. A garden with tools. A garden of genuine potential to make a difference to every man, woman and child in the place. We left behind a community garden that will help ensure the people are no longer so hungry. We all left a piece of our heart with them and took a piece of their community spirit and heart with us. (We also left behind a dead snake – but that’s a tale for another time!) I am sure there will be many more tales and reports of the rest of our trip. We had some fabulous R and R in Livingstone and Lusaka before flying back home. (Our arrival at Gatwick airport was a sight and sound to behold!) As I sit here contemplating the next academic year, as I sit here and remember what we achieved this summer, I am so proud I could burst. Teaching is a privilege. Teaching teenagers is a privilege. We shared goals and ambitions this summer. Working alongside my fellow teachers, True Adventure personnel and your daughters, is a dream come true. Thank you to all the team for inspiring me yet again. We discovered, believed and achieved together.

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Oldest Employee’s celebration at Horsham’s Westlake House about retiring, but ultimately dismissed the idea: ‘’what else would I do? I love my job, I love the people that I work with’’. The General Manager at Westlake House said: “Edna is one of

Ryan McFee, Head Chef, photographed with Edna, Edna is 87, has lived in Horsham all her life and works as a hostess at Westlake House, which she joined in 1995. Edna has worked with the residents (and their relatives) to ensure that their needs have been met over the past two decades. She works two days a week and helps to serve residents their morning drinks and snacks, stacks food trays and helps with food preparations in the kitchen. Prior to working at Westlake House, she worked in Boots the chemist on the high street. Edna explained: “I like meeting people and, being here, I get to talk to a lot of residents and relatives. I


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like being occupied. I usually keep very busy, one way or another. “The people working at Westlake House are very friendly and very welcoming. I just felt comfortable right from the start, and I think many other people have had that experience too. Nowadays, people tend to change jobs quite quickly, but if you enjoy what you do and are committed, then there’s no need to change. ‘I’ve never thought seriously about retiring. I started to work part-time at the age of 64. After almost 22 years of continuous service at Westlake House in Horsham, the much-loved 87 year old admitted to the occasional ‘crazy moment’ when she thought

what else would I do? I love my job, I love the people that I work with those people who was born to care for others. She has such a huge heart and is greatly loved by the individuals living in the care home. She is an inspiration to her colleagues and it is dedication like this that ensures our residents are provided with a happy place to live.” Ryan McFee, Head Chef, photographed with Edna, said: ’’She loves working at the home and having contact with people and is a keen gardener too. It is a pleasure to work with Edna as she is so caring and informative- she always advises everyone how to do it the Barchester way. She is fantastic and a great team player.”

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Rugby for all at Crawley R.F.C. Nasser, Founder of Business Pulse, Horsham, was delighted to become one of the sponsors of Crawley Rugby Club. Paul Chapman, Chairman at Crawley RFC, commented: “Crawley Rugby Club is a thriving community based club that relies on its membership to cover its running costs. Our Club takes pride in that we operate at many levels in the community, both socially with special needs groups and through rugby with involvement in local schools and youth organisations. “Sponsorship from local companies, such as the gener-

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Entertainment Horsham District Gig Guide Friday 16th September 8/11/2017

The Overtures Wildwood Golf & Country Electric Jam with Rough Club, Cranleigh House Trio 20:00The Malt 18:00 Shovel T15 Slammers Soul Band Springfield Road, The Barley Mow, Tandridge Horsham, 20:00

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Horsham Rocks Presents Club Horsham Bandstand, The The FB Pocket Orchestra Carfax, The FBHorsham Pocket Orchestra 11:00 til 16:00 returns to present a lively Nell Brydenof Blues, Ragrepertoire The Capitol Theatre, Hortime, Hot Jazz, songs and sham dances from the 1920s, 19:30 30s and earlier. Tickets: Larger Than Life Duo Arts £16.5020:00Cranleigh Goffs Park Social Club, Centre Crawley 100 Monkeys 20:30Railway 20:30 Inn Hounds of Sound 40 Station Rd, Billingshurs Broadbridge Heath Village Centre, Broadbridge Heath 20:00 Quo-caine Alter Ego 21:00The The Mulberry, Goring Bedford 20:30 8 Station Rd, Horsham, Black Heart Angel Long Time Gone Horsham 20:30The The Malt Shovel, Malt Shovel 0:30 15 Springfield Road, Horsham,


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South Saxon Beardsmen Dead 70’s 20:30Railway Gathering InnMalt Shovel, Horsham The Billingshurst, 12:00 til 18:00 Open Mic night The Shelley Arms, Broadbridge Heath 19:30 Jukebox 6Shuffle 20:30The BedRiverboat ford Horsham Sports Club, 8 Station Rd, Horsham, Horsham Saviours of Soul 20:30The 20:00 Malt Shovel 15 Springfield Road, Horsham, Hospital Radio Crawley Live Music Event 12:00 23:30TheOpen Shelley Acoustic MicArms Night 16-18 Old Guildford Rd, The Jolly Tanners, StapleBroadbridge Heath, field

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Grease is the Word and The Hawth is the Place Grease is the word! Full casting is announced for the hit ‘70s musical, which came to The Hawth Crawley on Monday (6 November) and will finish its run this weekend (Saturday 11 November). Casting for the tour includes Tom Parker (The Wanted) who makes his musical theatre debut playing Danny Zuko, Danielle Hope (Over the Rainbow winner) who plays Sandy and Louisa Lytton (Strictly Come Dancing, EastEnders) who plays Rizzo. Completing the cast are Tom Senior as Kenickie, Michael Cortez as Sonny, Oliver Jacobson as Roger, Ryan Heenan as Doody, Callum Evans as Eugene, Lauren Atkins as Marty, Rosanna Harris as Jan, Rhiannon Chesterman as Frenchy, Gabriella Williams as Patty and Ailsa Davidson as Lynch. The ensemble includes Charlotte Coggin, Anthony Hughes, Alessia McDermott, Natasha Mould, Anna Murray, George Olney, Rory Phelan and Grant Thresh. Since opening on Broadway in 1972, and the release of the smash hit movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Netown-John, Grease’s place has been firmly established in the cultural Hall of Fame, having seduced the hearts of millions with its back-to-back sizzling tunes. It’s the original high-school musical, featuring everyone’s favourite characters - Sandy, Danny, the groovy T Birds, the sassy Pink Ladies and the whole gang at Rydell High - and all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie, including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more. Voted the “No 1 Greatest Musi-

cal”*, Grease has proved that a musical love story, bursting with denim, cheerleaders, slick hairstyles, rock’n’roll, 1950’s pop culture and an irresistible mix of teenage angst and young romance is timeless and universal. Grease is the ultimate feel-good, pick-meup musical - an electrifying extravaganza, packed with fun, energy and vibrant physicality. The show is guaranteed to thrill audiences and leave everyone hand-jiving the night away with “A-wop-bop-aloo-bop, a wop-bam-boom!” This award-winning production originally opened in the West End in 1993, where it enjoyed a hugely successful run of 6 years at the Dominion and Cambridge Theatres. The show has since toured throughout the world, playing to sell-out audiences and breaking box office records everywhere, having been seen by over 12 million people in the UK alone. Tom Parker has amassed worldwide success with his band The Wanted, achieving two UK number 1s and 9 top 10 singles as well as 4 Billboard 100 singles, with Glad You Came placing in the top 5 and selling over 900,000 records. The band have had three platinum albums, two sold out arena tours, and 3 million singles sold in America. Tom is also a winner of BBC Radio 1’s Teen Choice Award and US People’s Choice Award with The Wanted. Danielle Hope made her professional debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium, after capturing the hearts of the country and winning the BBC’s smash hit Over The Rainbow having competed against over 9,000 girls. She went on to star as Eponine in the West End production of Les Miserables (Queen’s


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Theatre) - a role to which she most recently returned, Cathy in The Last Five Years (Greenwich Theatre & Warren Theatre, Brighton), Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (National Tour) and Maria Rainer in The Sound of Music (National Tour). Louisa Lytton trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and secured her first professional role as the innocent schoolgirl Ruby Allen in EastEnders. Following this Louisa joined The Bill, playing the inexperienced and shy police officer Beth Green. She has since enjoyed a host of varied roles, from parts in the internationally successful American Pie franchise, to the British Shakespeare Company’s productions of both A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing. Most recently she has appeared in the new prime-time ITV comedy drama The Edge of Heaven, filmed a thriller due to be released in Oct 2017 called Fractured, appeared in the Canadian period drama

Murdoch Mysteries and starred in the touring production of Swap!. Aside from acting, Louisa reached the quarter-finals in the fourth series of Strictly Come Dancing, and subsequently toured the country as part of the sold-out Strictly Come Dancing arena tour. She also represented the UK in the 2008 Eurovision Dance Contest. Louisa recently took park in Channel 4’s The Jump. Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, directed by David Gilmore (Daisy Pulls It Off, Happy Days, Song & Dance, Footloose) and choreographed by Arlene Phillips (Starlight Express, Saturday Night Fever, Flashdance The Musical & BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing), designed by Terry Parsons, with costumes by Andreane Neofitou. Grease is presented by Paul Nicholas and David Ian. Tickets are available from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or by visiting Design Search Social

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The Bob Dylan Story at The Hawth

The Bob Dylan Story is the stunning and definitive live celebration of rock’s greatest icon. With some of the most memorable songs ever written, Bob Dylan created the soundtrack for 1960s America, amassing a huge and enduring fanbase that even extended across the Atlantic to bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Now Bob and ‘The Band’ trans-

port you back to the Nobel prize winner’s glory days with a truly authentic and affectionate show, complete with stunningly evocative visuals and authoritative insights into the stories behind the songs. The heady idealism of Blowing In The Wind and The Times They Are A Changin; the electric venom of Subterranean Homesick Blues and Like a Rolling Stone.

Timeless love songs like Lay Lady Lay and I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight; the mysticism of All Along The Watchtower and Mr Tambourine Man. The breathtaking intensity of Hurricane to the catchy simplicity of Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door - the achingly uplifting Forever Young and the whimsical Quinn The Eskimo. These and many more hits, along with some of the tales behind them, are captured to perfection with a story arc that starts with JFK’s inauguration speech and returns almost full circle to his tragic assassination in 1963, in a veritable tour de force produced by, and starring, bona fide Dylan fans. Experience the thrill and energy of a full-blown electric Dylan concert planted firmly in the 1960s, a time when anything seemed possible, in a show that will remind you what REAL nostalgia feels like! Performance: Monday 27 November 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley. Tickets: £23, £21, available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 or online:

Much anticipated Christmas gift fair coming to Midhurst this weekend

Country Lifestyle Luxury Shopping Fairs are thrilled to be bringing their high-end Christmas Gift Fair to Midhurst Rother College on Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November, in support of South Downs Riding for the Disabled. Building their reputation year on year on offering their visitors a thoroughly enjoyable and unique shopping experience, Country Lifestyle Luxury Shopping Fairs have gained a fabulous following in East Sussex and Kent and are now very excited to be branching out in to West Sussex. The fairs feature over 60 highend boutique owners, independent traders and artisan makers showcasing their latest designs, winter collections and in-demand gift products and decorations to get any home ready for the festive season ahead, and offer fresh new ideas and presents for loved ones, selling a vast array of wonderful and unique gifts for the trickiest on your Christmas present list. If you’re not quite ready for

Christmas, alongside the diverse selection of gifts, there’s also a huge range of Winter Fashion, beauty products and accessories to treat yourself to. Or indulge in a well-deserved glass of prosecco whilst tantalising your taste buds with the wonderful food and drink on offer from the Bay Tree Catering Company in the pop-up café or take home and enjoy all on offer from Artisan Gin and Cider to Cheese and Fudge from the exhibitors! Don’t forget to enter their competition to WIN £50 to spend on anything at the fair (T&Cs apply) go to Michelle Baker, co-founder of CLF, explained: “All our exhibitors have been hand-picked for their originality, fine design, craftsmanship and just all over loveliness, backed with exceptional customer service. “From Christmas Country Chic to Fabulous Boutique, there’s something for everyone to suit

every taste and every budget”. Charity volunteers for years themselves, Founders, Michelle Baker and Fay Merrick, love giving back and are working alongside a local charity, South Downs Riding for the Disabled - a charity close to Michelle’s heart: “following a problem with my back, I was upset not to be able to continue volunteering for my local group in Slindon. When I heard that they wanted to expand their riding lessons to more people on their waiting list, I jumped at the chance to help them in a different way, as expansion would mean they have to have more volunteers and regular income through sponsorship. We are therefore delighted to be able to give this fantastic charity the platform across all three of our Christmas Gift Fairs in Midhurst, Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells, to raise awareness of their need. So come, meet them at the fair, and find out how you can help or go to” Venue: Midhurst Rother College, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DT Open: 10am to 4pm, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November Parking: Free on-site parking Entrance Fee: £4 (under 16 years FOC), Half Price entry on Sunday with your Saturday entry ticket / Full details can be found at: www.countrylifestylefairs. or by visiting: facebook. com/countrylifestylefairs Note: To save disappointment, it is adviasble to bring cash. Although most exhibitors take credit cards, some do not. Assistance dogs welcome. Wheelchair accessible. For all information go to www.countrylifestylefairs.

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JULIUS CAESAR In The Studio Sunday 19 November 7.45pm

SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL 2017 Monday 20 – Wednesday 22 November 7pm

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Enjoy hot fiddles from cool Scandinavia with FRIGG

A fizzing Finnish fiddle septet Coming to The Capitol on the 26 November 7pm “A hair-raising, voice-losing, heart-burstingly beautiful gig full of traditional Finnish tunes with Norwegian detours.” is an accurate description of one of Finland’s hottest musical exports, FRIGG. The sizzling septet have carved themselves a top notch in folk. Frost on Fiddles will be their eighth CD, following on from the acclaimed Polka V – Songlines’ Top of the World album, Folklandia’s Folk Album of the Year and nominated for the prestigious Teosto Prize awarded annually by Finnish composers - recognising that Frigg perform almost exclusively their own original tunes. A leading act on the Nordic music scene, Frigg has dazzled audiences at the Rainforest World Music Festival, WOMADelaide, Celtic Connections, The Scots Fiddle Festival, Fiddles on Fire, Cambridge Folk Festival, Orkney Folk Festival & many more. There’s an enthusiastic appreciation of their fiddle-founded Nordgrass sound - a mix of Nordic folk and bluegrass. Possibly the most exciting, uplifting, gutwrenching & hip-twitching band in the Northern Hemisphere! Named after the Norse goddess of love and fertility, this freewheeling, feelgood group have completed seven extensive tours of North America, together with tours of Australia, Japan, Germany, Austria, the Benelux countries, Scandinavia, appearances in Malaysia, Spain, Portugal, France and several tours of Switzerland. With an upcoming UK tour next month, there’s just one Southern date and it’s in Horsham! The Capitol Theatre will play host to this swirling blizzard of jigs, reels, polskas & bluegrass inventions, so what are you waiting for? Book your ticket today!

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Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra concert at Brighton Dome In the Brighton Phil’s Remembrance Sunday concert (12 November) music by some of Britain’s greatest 20th century composers sits alongside a vivid re-imagining of an 18th century masterpiece. The orchestra is joined by the violinist Matthew Trusler who performs Benjamin Britten’s emotionally and technically demanding Violin Concerto, mysterious, martial and melodic by turns. Written in 1939 the concerto was heavily influenced by the escalation of hostilities in Europe. The concert opens with Bach’s Toccata & Fugue (arranged by Leopold Stokowski) familiar to many from the opening scenes of Disney’s Fantasia (1940) when Mickey Mouse shakes hands with The Conductor, Stokowski himself. Then we have George Butter-

worth’s evocative A Shropshire Lad which was written in 1913, based on poems by AE Housman. This sumptuous orchestral rhapsody conjures up the rural idyll of Edwardian England that was to change forever in the First World War, where Butterworth was to lose his life in the trenches. The concert ends with Vaughan Williams’ powerful Symphony No.4 which was written in 1935 as the storm clouds of war gathered over Europe. Tickets (from £12-£38) are available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office in Church Street, Brighton, (01273) 709709 and online: 50% discount for students and Under 18s. Discounted parking is available for BPO concert-goers at NCP Church Street – just £6 between 1-6pm.

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Nov 11 Bishopric, Horsham, RH12 1, United Kingdom Discover the magic of friendship aboard the My Little Pony Friendship tour bus! New Movie out soon!The queue line will close to enable the last person to enjoy the bus at the advertised closing time.Organised by The Entertainer Toy Store with HASBRO

Nov 11 From 10am -3pm at Barns Green Village Hall (RH13 0PT). Local stallholders will be selling home made craft items and seasonal gifts. This is a fund raising event for projects at St Nicolas Church, Itchingfield, who will be organizing a bric-abrac and household stall. Entry is free and there is a car park. please contact: briarlodge.ian1@gmail. com for further informationj

ST MARY’S SCHOOL XMAS SHOP Nov 14 St Mary’s School HSA is running an exclusive shopping evening, with nearly 30 handpicked local businesses coming under the same roof. For just £5 a ticket visitors will not only gain access to this event in the school hall but also receive a glass of prosecco and a mince pie. All funds raised will go to St Mary’s School. Contact celiahurren@hotmail. for more info

CATS HOMING SHOW Nov 12 Cats Homing Show: Cats Protection Horsham & District Branch will be holding a Homing Show at Broadbridge Heath Village Centre, Wickhurst Lane, RH12 3LY from 11am - 2pm. Why not come along and meet the cats looking for new homes. Refreshments will be available, plus there will be other cat related goodies on sale. Entry is free


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HORSHAM FILM SOCIETY Nov 13 Horsham Film Society – The Best of World Cinema The Capitol, Horsham, 8pm The Salesman (Forushande) Iran 2016, 125 mins, Farsi with English subtitles Guest membership available (tickets cost £5 on the door). http://horshamfilmsociety.wix. com/horshamfilmsociety .

CAPITOL COMEDY Nov 19 Paul Tonkinson is set to replace Keith Farnan on this year’s Big Sundae, Barntormers’ yearly offering of top quality comedy. Performance: Sunday 19 November, 7.30pm. Tickets: £12.50 in advance (£15 on the door), available from The Capitol Box Office: 01403 750220 or online: www.


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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 30th October 2017 and 3rd November 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/17/2474 & DC/17/2475 Shepherds Cottage 8 London Road Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1AP Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of replacement orangery to the rear of the property (Householder application) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. DC/17/2458 1 Church Lane Southwater Horsham West Sussex RH13 9EB Variation of condition 1 to previously approved application DC/15/1563 (Erection of single 3 bedroom semi-detached house with revised vehicle access, drive and parking). Proposed minor material amendments to facilitate installation of flue to side elevation, first floor rear extension over approved ground floor and alterations to approved layout. Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. DC/17/2462 & DC/17/2461 Chowles Barn East Street Rusper Horsham West Sussex RH12 4RH Conversion of existing outbuilding to studio annexe (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. DC/17/2319 Berkeley Homes Development Site Worthing Road Southwater West Sussex RH13 9BT Reserved Matters for the erection of 68 dwellings (including 8 affordable dwellings) with associated garaging, access, parking and landscaping works. (Following approval of previous outline application DC/14/0590). Reason for Advert: Major Development. Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/17/2430 Holmes Park North Street Horsham West Sussex Proposed installation of 3x skylights to front roof slopes, 2x skylights to rear roof slopes and alterations to approved ground floor elevations. Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/17/2006 Gore Farm House 37 East Street Billingshurst West Sussex RH14 9QJ Proposed repair and investigation works to existing roof timbers. (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. Conservation Area.

DC/17/2414 & DC/17/2415 Eatons Farm The Village Ashurst Steyning West Sussex BN44 3AP Erection of open-sided side porch (Full planning) Reason for Advert: Listed Building.

DC/17/2110 Horsham Quaker Meeting House Worthing Road Horsham West Sussex RH12 1SL Removal of existing freestanding two bay noticeboard and erection of replacement freestanding three bay noticeboard. (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building.

DC/17/2354 Hermongers Farm Hermongers Rudgwick Horsham West Sussex RH12 3AL Erection of 2x detached single storey four bedroom dwellings following approval of previous application DC/17/1205 (Prior approval for proposed change of use of agricultural building to 2 dwellinghouses (Use Class C3) and associated operational development. Revised application further to DC/17/0373). Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. DC/17/2330 Rojena Cottage Brighton Road Lower Beeding Horsham West Sussex RH13 6NH Erection of part single storey, part two storey side/rear extension featuring balcony to rear Reason for Advert: Conservation Area. DC/17/1970 Stamford Church Lane Henfield West Sussex BN5 9NY Proposed rendering and painting of front and part side elevations Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. Conservation Area.

DC/17/2177 6 East, Street, Horsham, West Sussex,RH12 1HL Rear dormer extension to existing second floor office space and installation of external rear spiral fire escape Reason for Advert : Conservation Area DC/17/2316 North Eastern Parcel of Solomon’s Seal, Old Guildford Road, Broadbridge Heath, West Sussex Proposed erection of 28 dwellings (use class C3) with associated garaging, parking, hardstanding and landscaping. 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.

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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READY FOR CHRISTMAS! THE STREET, COWFOLD, RH13 8BW A fabulous collection of three uniquely styled detached properties that includes the two remaining homes, the skilfully refurbished Grade II listed Viscount House & Hunstscroft a brand new two bedroom detached home. For more information or to book your viewing please call Henry Adams on 01403 253 271 or 01403 282 511 or email

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A LIFESTYLE FOR EVERYONE Weekend strolls by the river, a choice of restaurants and leisure pursuits on your doorstep, excellent schools, great shopping and transport links to the city a short walk away…

WITH A NEW HOME AT HIGHWOOD YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL Highwood offers an unrivalled collection of contemporary new homes, set just a short walk from all of the amenities available in Horsham. With its tree lined avenues, riverside walks and exceptionally designed interiors, Highwood offers you a way to enjoy modern country living alongside the tradition, community and craftsmanship of a bygone era.

Stunning 2 bedroom apartments available for early reservation from £290,000* Beautiful 2 & 3 bedroom houses ready to move in to this Winter from £325,000* For further information or to book your personal appointment call 01403 887 151 Sales Suite open daily 10am - 5pm Highwood, Hills Farm Lane, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1EP *Prices correct at time of going to press and subject to availability. Computer generated images depict the houses and apartments at Highwood and are indicative only. Photography depicts lifestyle and is indicative only. Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies

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




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




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Horsham Sports Club Senior/Head Groundsman required. Full time, 5 day week including a Saturday or Sunday. Salary by negotiation, dependant on experience. Horsham Sports Club is set in 12.1/2 acres with two cricket squares, grass net area, four grass tennis courts, one full and two junior size football pitches and some artificial playing surfaces. We wish to appoint an experienced Groundsman to be responsible for the efficient management and running of the ground including hedges and surrounds. Working with a small team, you will ensure all playing surfaces are kept and prepared/repaired to the highest standard including 1st class cricket. To ensure all equipment is properly maintained in accordance with manufacturers recommendations. The placement and maintenance of Club equipment e.g. sightscreens, boundary rope, mobile practice nets, football goals/nets and tennis posts/ nets. A full job description will be made available to candidates prior to interview. Please send your CV to Horsham Sports Club, Cricketfield Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1TE or e-mail it to hsc@ Interviews will take place in early November with an appointment being made shortly after, but this position will not be taken up until March 2018. This will give your current employer time to recruit a replacement.


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FULL TIME & PART TIME BAR STAFF At the Dark Star Brewing Co. we are looking for all bar staff to join our team at The Anchor Tap in Horsham's East Street.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR We are after applicants who are passionate people, who are not afraid of a little hard work and have an attention for detail. In return we can offer you a rewarding career within the Pub co, in an ever expanding group, where there are endless opportunities to further yourself. You must be able to provide checkable references.

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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.

Sales Negotiator Required GL & Co are looking for a Sales Negotiator to join our busy Horsham branch. The successful candidate will drive viewings and be excellent at negotiating sales through to completion, If you have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in estate agency, work hard to deliver outstanding results, can be part of a team and the ability to adapt to our independent family run business that rewards well and builds long term relationships with our staff and customers, then please apply by sending your CV to or call in to the branch. full time, part time and job share considered

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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Friday 10 November 2017


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Horsham maintain pressure Boro compete but with strong victory miss their target

Man of the match Johnny Goward Saturday November 4 – London 2 South East Heathfield & Waldron 24 39 Horsham Rugby Martin Read - Sports Reporter Dartfordians have won all eight of their games and are six points clear at the top of the table, but Horsham’s bonus point win keeps them firmly in the mix, just one point behind Hove and Charlton Park, who each have 31. Earlier rain resulted in a greasy

ball, which may have accounted for the extraordinarily high number of errors and 30 penalties in the entertaining game, albeit not one for the purists, both sides being much changed from the previous week. Joe Wilde immediately put his mark on the game when he converted his tearaway try to put the Green and Whites 7 points to the good in the opening minutes. Heathfield clawed back three points with a penalty but Rob Grant took advantage of a loose ball to get over the line and then Kyle Fairs added Horsham’s

third try, Wilde converting. Heathfield, though, kept pressing and soon reduced the deficit to 10-19, only for Jonny Goward to finalise a Jordan Bell kick with Horsham’s bonus point try. Again, Heathfield responded – with a converted try - to leave the hosts trailing 17-24 at the break. Soon after the resumption Jonny Whiting added a further Horsham try, which Wilde converted, but the margin narrowed when Heathfield were awarded a penalty try. With Heathfield coming more into the game, Horsham were pleased to notch up three more points from a close range penalty to give them a ten point advantage. In the final stages Dan Cass was red-carded, reducing Horsham to 14 men, before Bell scored an individual master try for Horsham to win 24-39. Horsham Head Coach Nick Stocker said: “Given the changes, the team produced a solid performance, which was pleasing. We gave up possession very cheaply at times but our young squad is starting to look good – and its developing rapidly.” Heathfield acknowledged Horsham as: “Deserved winners, who should be near the top of the table in April.” On Saturday Horsham have a long away trip to East Kent to take on struggling Deal & Betteshanger.

Horsham Ladies demolish out Staines

Saturday November 4 – London 2 South East Pulborough 18 31 Old Alleynians Rugby Martin Read - Sports Reporter This was a target game for Boro – they play well at home and had beaten Haywards Heath and then Heath beat Old Alleynians 36 nil. So, surely Boro could beat OAs? But, perhaps logic was overtaken by a little complacency and Boro are still struggling with injuries in critical positions, for example two new props were in place. In the event OAs hit the ground running with three quick tries. Boro, though gave it all they had and were still very much in contention with the score on 13-17 at the break courtesy of a Sam Beesely try, converted by Frazer Oliphant-Hope, who also added two penalties. The contest remained tight in the second half, with Boro keeping within striking distance. Beesley added another try but other opportunities were missed and OAs went on

Hockey Martin Read - Sports Reporter

Hockey Martin Read - Sports Reporter Horsham Ladies were in seventh heaven after demolishing Staines in their biggest win of the season. The ladies have now won four of their six games, with one draw and one loss - having conceded just five goals, comfortably the best statistic of any club in their league. Suzy Clapp scored two goals within the first five minutes and when Tiff Male added another, Horsham were sitting pretty,

3-0 at the break. And, what was pleasing was that the goals had come from short corners, the conversion rate not previously being so reliable. Staines have lost players and are firmly anchored to the bottom of the table having now let in 41 goals without scoring themselves. Such a marked difference between two teams can make it difficult for the superior side to maintain motivation, but Horsham Team Manager Jane Denman told the District Post: “It was a very scrappy game but we played well and kept up our composure.” And, the tactics paid off with three second half field goals – two from Fran Crossley and another from Bex Ross, Coach Chris Bowen saying: “It was a sound performance.

After a week off from fixtures and training, the girls returned refreshed and ready. We started the game well playing fast, attacking and attractive hockey against a feisty Staines side. Our Horsham crew were relentless throughout and created chance after chance which was really exciting. Our corners are starting to become a real threat and our youngsters are growing in confidence! Some brilliant personal and collective performances from all the girls, which was great to watch.” This Saturday fourth-placed Horsham Ladies travel to south London to take on Tulse Hill & Dulwich – the team just below them in the table

That was a bit of a harsh lesson for us really won. We’re up against it with injuries, so I’m not sure what our line up is going to be next week.” On Saturday Boro, in need of a win to move them away from the relegation zone, visit ninth-placed Heathfield & Waldron (11 points). The East Sussex side have, like Boro, won two of their eight games to date. Deal & Betteshanger are tenth with ten points, Boro are 11th – also with 10 points, while Barking are rooted to the bottom of the table, yet to win a game and post a point.

Early Brom Becks goal denies Horsham a point Saturday November 4 – South League – Premier – Division 1 Bromley & Beckenham 1 0 Horsham Men’s 1st XI

Horsham wipe out Staines Saturday November 4 – South Clubs’ Women’s Hockey League Division 1 Horsham Ladies 7 0 Staines

to amass a total of five tries in addition to their two conversions, leaving Boro somewhat frustrated, Head Coach Clayton Saunders saying: “That was a bit of a harsh lesson for us really – it was a game that we could have, should have,

Horsham travelled to mid table Bromley & Beckenham looking to change their momentum away from their losing streak. The home side started with the ball and wasted no time in utilising their pace up top – but Horsham’s defence was equal to it, tight marking and strong tackling keeping the attacks at bay. This allowed Horsham to respond with similar pressure, working the ball up the pitch and threatening the opposition defence, but without creating goal scoring opportunities. Brom Becks were awarded penalty corners in quick succession, converting the second to go ahead. A softer flick from the top meant that the ball did not rebound hard and away from the goalkeeper’s save, allowing the injector to run in and hit the ball into the goal, taking the defenders by surprise. Trailing 1-0, Horsham started the second half with intensity, transferring the ball across the back and playing aggressively in search of the equaliser,

but were unable to find their forwards in the circle. Brom Becks successfully cut out passes with their counter attacks earning a battery of penalty corners, but Horsham’s defence held firm. In the last ten minutes, with both teams pressing hard, four green cards resulted – three to the home side, but despite their numerical disadvantage, Brom Becks prevented Horsham from scoring. Horsham had a penalty corner in the closing stages but although everyone participated, the ball was cleared, enabling the hosts to run out winners, albeit by the narrowest of margins. Talking about Horsham’s showing against his former club, Captain Andy Isaacs, Horsham’s goalkeeper said: “This was a much better performance. We need a result at Milton Keynes on Saturday and I’ve got every confidence that we can do it.” Milton Keynes are 10th, having lost to Indian Gymkhana (9th) last week, while Horsham have slipped to 11th on level points with bottom club Henley, but with a superior goal difference. Just under a third of the way through the season, Old Cranleighans are top and London Edwardians second, both sides having won five of their six games to date.

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YMCA batten down the hatches at Newhaven

Saturday November 4 – Macron Store Southern Combination Football League – Premier Div Newhaven 0 1 Horsham YMCA Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter On good form, YM visited the Trafalgar Ground to take on Newhaven – the Dockers – but with a squad somewhat lacking in striker options with Sam Schaaf and Phil Johnson carrying knocks and Dave Brown still

finding his way back to match fitness. Yet, YM began the brighter of the two sides having most of the early possession and they deservedly took the lead on 10 minutes when Phil Johnson tapped in a rebound off the post after the ball had ricocheted from the other post along the entire goal line. The rest of the half saw few clear cut chances for either side, the teams going in to the break separated by just the one goal. The second half saw the Dockers come out strongly, clearly

determined to get back into the match with a series of attacks on YM’s goal and limiting them to breakaway raids at the other end. Phil Johnson went close on 59 minutes when he wriggled past several Newhaven defenders but was unable to beat Dockers’ keeper Jake Buss. Thereafter it was a case of YM having to hold firm against an ever increasing tide of Newhaven attacks. Late in the game Newhaven thought that they had found an equaliser but an Assistant Referee’s flag curtailed any celebrations. Liam Humphreys and Sam Schaaf had chances to wrap thing things up but a second, killer goal eluded YM, and with tide of the game running Newhaven’s way the YM contingent was relieved when the final whistle blew. The YM defence had another good game, but this was a gutsy display by the whole team giving YM the three points and further evidence of YM’s new found resilience and ability to withstand pressure. Everyone worked tirelessly for the full 90 minutes but mention should be made of Phil Johnson and Sam Schaaf playing despite neither being fully fit. Calm, authoritative performances from Callum Donaghey, Luke Gedling and Aaron Jeal were also outstanding features. At the end of the game a delighted Peter Buckland put his perspective on the win: “It is always a hard game here at Newhaven and injuries limited our forward options. But everyone dug deep to get us three points today. I will not tempt fate and talk about an unbeaten league run but considering where we were a few weeks ago, eighth in the table is not bad”. After Parafix Sussex Senior Cup action at Lewes on Wednesday, YM return to Gorings Mead for a league game against Hassocks on Saturday

Chris Nash – Notts gain from Sussex’s loss

Cricket Martin Read - Sports Reporter Following the surprise departure of Chris Nash from Sussex, after he was released from the final year of his contract, it has been announced that the popular former Horsham player has joined Nottinghamshire on a three year deal.


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Chris says: “Although I’m so sad to leave Sussex I am really excited by what the future holds.” Since their glory years when they won the championship twice – in 2006 and 2007 and one day trophies in 2006, 2008 and 2009 – Sussex have disappointed and are in the process of rebuilding while searching for a new Head Coach. Whereas, Notts have just won promotion, so, despite never having set out to move from Hove, Chris has secured an extended contract with a Division 1 side - at Trent Bridge, a test match ground - where he says he will be very happy to work with supremo Peter Moores again, Moores having given Chris his first Sussex contract at Hove. Notts have some outstanding players, including England’s Stuart Broad and Alex Hales, but they have been depleted by the retirements of Michael Lumb and Captain Chris Read - a vacancy as yet unfilled - and are therefore

recruiting, Moores saying: “We’ve managed to secure some of our younger players and we’ve signed Nashy, an accomplished opening batsman. We’ve had some really good performances from some of the younger players this summer – including from Billy Root (brother of the England Captain), but you also need experienced players around that, and it makes it much easier for those younger players to come through. I’m looking forward to seeing how the younger batsmen in the squad can learn and develop with guidance from Chris Nash and other wellestablished players.” Chris has a good track record of encouraging younger players and while Sussex members are sorry to see him go, they are pleased that he has stayed in the game and he leaves with their thanks for his substantial weight of runs – and his wickets - and in anticipation of further achievements, albeit with another county.

Happy Hornets edge out the Lillywhites

Sub Liam MacDevitt makes his presence known Saturday November 4 – Bostik Football League South Division Faversham Town 1 2 Horsham Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter East Kent has not always been a happy hunting ground for the Hornets, so they were delighted to come away from Salters Lane, Faversham with a much needed win, stretching their unbeaten run to six games – four wins and two draws. To their credit the Hornets fought back well after conceding a goal, and they might have been the first to score, but Scott Kirkwood was unable to finalise the opportunity. Faversham immediately responded, but former Hornet Carl Rook saw his chance denied by Joe Shelley until, a corner was not adequately cleared, the ball going out for Oliver Lee to fire home in the 19th minute. Faversham – the Lillywhites – were now in the

ascendance, their prolific Luke Griffiths firing over and Mark Lovell and Rook creating openings, resulting in an unconverted corner. The Hornets, though, did threaten when Toby House broke through, but to no avail. Yet, it was House who was instrumental in the Hornets equalising – after Lillywhite keeper Simon Overland dropped the ball he could only push out House’s cross to George Landais, who made no mistake, the score remaining 1-1 at the break. On the restart the Hornets benefited from a fortunate bounce beyond Lillywhite’s George Monger and into the hands of Brannon Daly in the Hornets’ goal. Then, with the Hornets becoming more assertive, Landais was unable to latch onto a cross before a bungled Lillywhite clearance almost donated an own goal and a poor supply only enabled Landais to shoot high. With a Hornets goal looking likely, Liam MacDevitt was brought on and quickly made his presence felt with the goal of the match when he rushed forward, bursting through the defence to crash the ball past Overland into the net. Overland, though, prevented the Hornets from going two ahead when he pushed Lewis Hyde’s header over the bar and then the defender promptly found himself at the other end blocking Faversham’s attempt to level the score. With time fast evaporating Faversham pressed hard, but Horsham held firm to edge the tight contest, bagging all three points in the process.

Horsham relapse at gloomy Chipstead Tuesday November 7 – Bostik Football League South Division Chipstead 4 1 Horsham Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter Coming into this game the sides were on equal points in the table, Chipstead, 15th, shading Horsham by one place because of a slightly better goal difference, and in September’s game at Lancing, Chipstead had only won courtesy of a late goal – so a close encounter was in prospect. But, Horsham’s good run of form fizzled out, Chipstead bouncing back from defeat at their High Road ground last Saturday. Despite their current league standing, Chipstead are a force to be reckoned with as they have now scored 19 goals in their last six matches and Tuesday evening’s game was a one-sided affair. Horsham soon found themselves behind when former Hornet Alan Tait gave the Chips the lead with a side-footer from their second attack. A Horsham chance went begging, Liam MacDevitt, firing over, before Chipstead increased their lead from a Dylan Cascoe penalty after Sam Bell had been brought down by Hornets’ keeper Brannon Daly. And, it could have become

even worse, but Bell failed to capitalise on an opportunity following George Landais’ effort coming to nought at the other end. Amid unrelenting rain Horsham made second half substitutions but it was Chipstead who were making the running and they went three up when Jeremy Boakye came off the bench to beat Daly with a curler. Fortunately, Tait’s subsequent foray was to no avail, but Toby House did reduce the deficit shortly after taking the field when he converted a Landais deflection. Dean Bown then saw his strike cleared by Chip’s keeper Sibley, but the hosts were not done, when, after Cascoe had shot wide, he made amends in the 88th minute to end the Hornet’s miserable visit, the 4-1 defeat dropping them to 17th spot Horsham have no game this Saturday (the scheduled Corinthian Casuals fixture at Lancing has been postponed until Tuesday December 12 because Casuals are still in the FA Trophy). Horsham are back at Lancing on Tuesday (14th) for a league match against Hastings and then, on Saturday week, 18th, they travel to south east London to take on high flying Greenwich Borough, who currently lie second behind league leaders Lewes.

The District Post 10th November 2017  
The District Post 10th November 2017