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Recruitment co ‘Lords’ it at charity pancake race Crowds gathered on Tuesday (10 April) to witness this year’s long awaited Horsham Pancake Race, which took place in The Carfax. The event, which was set back from the original date, Shrove Tuesday, was organised as usual by the Horsham Rotary Club. Support came from main sponsor Ringway, who supplied the arena barriers and signs; Sainsbury’s, who supplied the pancakes, sugar and lemon juice; Horsham’s Town Centre Manager, Garry MortimerCook, who did a fantastic job of energetically compering the event, with musical support from Andrew Lake and intermittent help from Rotary’s Roger Cato, and Horsham personality Davey Pearson. Whilst this was primarily a fun lunchtime, the desire of many teams to win made it highly competitive, with Harris Lord winning the prestigious Sainsbury’s Cup once again. The colourfully dressed team from the Amber Foundation won the Non-Stop Party Shop Best Fancy Dress Trophy, whilst the best Individual Fancy Dress Trophy, donated by South East Hearing, went to Jon Santos from

the Amber Foundation, who was a gloriously colourful female for the day. Despite stiffer competition this year, Horsham Rotary Club pipped the Samaritans for the Waitrose Trophy for the best Over40’s Team. The St. Catherine’s Hospice Team took the Horsham Rotary Trophy for the winning Charity Team. The Rawlison Butler Trophy, for the member of the Winning Team who could produce the most skilful pancake flips, was won by Josh Hemsley. As well as gaining personal pride, the Teams were also running for Charity, with the most nominated charity by the participating teams being the Olive Tree Horsham Cancer Unit who pick up £300; St Catherine Hospice taking the £300 award for being the Charity nominated by the Winning Team; and St Catherine’s also taking the £300 Award as the winning Charity Team. The event, which is celebrating 10 years this year, and also recieved a record number of applicants, was deemed ‘a great success’ by organisers.

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Reaching Higher

Music and up Karaoke Gro Horsham District Council’s successful Reaching Higher Project is adding an exciting new activity to the list of activities it already offers to children with additional needs. Our new Music and Karaoke Group offers disabled children and adults the chance to experience Guitar, Drum and Vocal lessons in a professional recording studio as well as the opportunity to sing their favourite songs on our new Karaoke stage. Venue QM Studios, behind the Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham Dates Friday 12 January – Friday 23 March 2018 (excluding half term on Friday 16 February) Times 4.15pm – 6pm Cost

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Over the past month, young people across West Sussex (aged 11-18 years) have been voting in the West Sussex Youth Parliament and Youth Cabinet elections. 14,396 votes were successfully counted, which has resulted in 30 new members being appointed to the Youth Cabinet and 7 to the Youth Parliament. The West Sussex Youth Cabinet is a group of young people that cover every constituency seat, across the county, and represent the young people that live there. They participate in county wide consultations, by presenting the views of young people, as well as run their own campaigns. Previous campaigns from the cabinet have been on Anti-Radicalisation, Education and Mental Health. Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “I’m delighted to welcome the new members to the Youth Cabinet and Youth Parliament. “This is a great opportunity for

the voices of young people to be heard in politics and I look forward to hearing their views on our services, and working with them over the coming months.” The newly elected Members of Youth Parliament (MYP) and their Deputies will be doing things as the West Sussex Youth Cabinet as well as being included in the national programme run by the British Youth Council. They will be campaigning in their national campaigns, which, for this year, are Votes at 16 and Education. Members of the Youth Parliament will also be attending the Annual Sitting, which is an opportunity for issues in West Sussex to be discussed at a national level; as well the House of Commons sitting in November, which decides future campaigns for MYPs to run. For more information about the Youth Cabinet please visit: https://

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Katie Wells’ stunning murals Know your rights enhance town and park link its Year of Culture celebrations we are reaching out and joining forces with local artistic talent to improve the town’s public realm and landscape in this way. Embracing and showcasing local talents is what the Year of Culture is all about and we look forward to discovering and nurturing

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News Martin Read - Reporter Local artist Katie Wells has brightened the Horsham scene with some eye-catching murals – at each entrance of the underpass connecting the town to Horsham Park. The spring and summery panels depict fresh, colourful scenes with delightful animals, known as The Townies and The Parkies, engaged in activities in the park, coolly dressed rabbits playing tennis, football and skateboarding and enjoying activities on the bandstand, too. Town Centre and Events Manager, Garry Mortimer-Cooke says: “Local graphic artist Johnny Lambert – a member of Horsham Artists’ Open Studios (HAOS) -recommended Katie and we commissioned her to produce the original art work to promote the relationship between Horsham Park and the Town Centre, encouraging visitors to enjoy both venues. We’re delighted to support a local artist and that the feedback has been extremely positive.” Talking to the District Post Collyers educated artist Katie said: “This is my first major project and it was a very enjoyable process. First I produced the original illustrations in water colours on paper and then they were blown up and transferred onto metal signing material.” 22 year old Katie, from Wisborough Green, went on to say that she graduated from Bath Spa University with a degree in graphic communications. Why art and why animals? Katie continues: “I’ve loved art ever since I was little and, growing up in the countryside I love animals, too.” After acknowledging Beatrix Potter and

Quentin Blake as her inspiration, Katie added: “I’ve also produced some alternative scenes for autumn and winter and the plan is to alternate with those panels when the seasons change.” Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure Cllr Jonathon Chowen commented: “I am delighted that as the district approaches

more hidden gems and building on our home grown creative skills, giving them a platform to promote themselves and grow as the Year of Culture unfolds.” While, Gordon Lindsay, Cabinet Member for the Local Economy summed up saying: “Developing our local culture is key to developing our local economy. It is vital to making our district more attractive to live in and visit and will ultimately improve our tourism economy. This walkway is a significant link for visitors to our park and potential shoppers to our town centre and it needs to be an attractive entrance to these facilities.”

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IMPORTANT NEWS FOR BOTH INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL BUSINESSES ABOUT CHANGES ON PERSONAL DATA If you’re an individual and you’ve recently been receiving lots of emails or letters from banks, credit cards, online retailers or even, if you like a bet, online bookmakers, there’s a reason. The reason is a whole new range of data protection regulations come into place on May 25th. If you’re a business, no matter how large or small, that has data on its customers, you’ll need to be making plans to comply with the new regulations called the GDPR – which stands for General Data Protection Review. IN PRINCIPLE IT’S A GOOD IDEA… In principle the regulations are well conceived. People’s data should be protected. If a business holds your data – email, name and address, mobile phone number, etc., it has a duty of care to protect you. I think we all agree that’s sensible and proper. The GDPR is an EU issue, but one we will still subscribe to after Brexit. It’s about how data is held and looked after. Actually, whilst some people kick and scream about ‘the big data society’, most of us are happy that people we bank with or buy things from hold our data – it makes life much easier. … BUT IN THE SHORT-TERM IT COSTS INDIVIDUALS TIME, AND BUSINESSES WILL LOSE MONEY AND CUSTOMERS The problem is that every business is charged with the obligation to contact all of its customers and get them to re-confirm that it’s OK to hold their details on file. That’s why you’ll be receiving emails and letters. And it’s really important that you respond to those people you want to keep on doing business with. The challenge for businesses, whose life-blood is increasingly the ability to market to its database, is that

they will lose clients. Human nature being what it is, and with the current ‘scare story’ media environment, it’s reasonable to expect that if you give people the choice to say they don’t want you to have their data they’ll agree. People like to say ‘no’ to things. It’s a double whammy for businesses – on the one hand they are going to have to pay to comply with the regulations and reconfirm their lists. On the other they’ll lose clients, even those who have previously opted-in. THE LAW THAT GOES AGAINST THE LAW… For professional services businesses it poses a huge conundrum. For example, ‘by law’ solicitors are obliged to keep records going back at least six years. There’s a reason for that – some contracts last that long or longer, and lawyers are not immune to facing legal a ction if a client thinks they have been misrepresented. We keep records to ensure our clients are safe, but also so that we are safe. However we are now obliged to write to former customers, many may well be surprised to hear from us after so many years, to ask if we can keep their records on file. If they say ‘no’ we’re somewhat between a rock and a hard place, as one law tells us we must keep them and another law tells us we can’t. IF YOU’RE A BUSINESS AND CONFUSED – ASK US It’s confusing, and nobody knows how it will be policed. However the potential fines are crippling and we think it’s such a significant issue that we’ve set up a special team to advise corporate customers the commercial impact the new rules and regulations might have on their business, and what best practice looks like going forward. Give us a call on 01403 337337.

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New powers to deal with anti-social behaviour in Horsham District

On 1 April, a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) was put in place across the Horsham District. The Order will last for three years, ending on 31 March 2021. Public Spaces Protection Orders are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem, in a particular area, that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life. PSPOs impose conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. They are designed to ensure the lawabiding majority can enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.

The new PSPO for Horsham District aims to address a number of key issues, raised by members of the Community Safety Partnership, that are having a detrimental effect on the quality of life for residents and visitors. As a result of the Order, there are now four prohibitions in force across the Horsham District. These include: Clean up dog fouling; Keep dogs under control; No anti-social use of vehicles; No nuisance behaviour relating to alcohol. In Horsham Town Centre, an additional prohibition is: No unauthorised access, or nuisance

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behaviour, on buildings or street furniture. A further prohibition is in place, specifically related to racing of horse-drawn vehicles on dual carriageways in the District. The Police, Neighbourhood Wardens, and a number of Horsham District Council officers, have the authority to issue Fixed Penalty Notices for PSPOs. Commenting on the introduction of the PSPOs, Cabinet Member for Community and Wellbeing, Cllr Tricia Youtan, said: “We live in a wonderful district, and the PSPOs will help us ensure that everyone’s enjoyment is not spoilt by a minority. “We do understand the frustration, and upset, that can be caused by nuisance and antisocial behaviour, and believe that the PSPOs are a useful addition to the work we already do to keep our public areas clean and safe.” It is an offence for a person to engage in any activity prohibited by PSPOs. Any person found guilty is liable to a Fixed Penalty Notice up to £100. If it is not paid, they may be taken to court and fined (not exceeding level 3) up to £1000. The sealed Public Spaces Protection Order can be downloaded from the Horsham District Council website. Visit www.horsham. and search for PSPO.

Sussex residents have the chance to pose questions to the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) at a meeting this month. Written questions are now being invited for Katy Bourne, ahead of the next meeting of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel on Friday 27 April. Questions can be about any policy issue relating to policing in Sussex (but not related to operational matters, or a live case). The deadline for receiving questions is midday, today (13 April). Questions can be submitted in writing to pcp@westsussex. or by telephoning 03302 222538. The main item on the agenda at the meeting is Sussex Police 2018/22 Transformation Strategy. This will set out how the Chief Constable plans to spend the additional funds raised by the Commissioner’s policing precept increase. The meeting will be held at County Hall, Lewes, starting at 10.30am. The

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Horsham Jewellers suffers break in

News Martin Read - Reporter Horsham is a law abiding town so it comes as something of a shock when one of our pleasant, traditional, very long established local family businesses suffers the type of break in more associated with big city crime. But, that is what has happened

at Trelfers Jewellers in East Street early last Sunday morning. It was a smash and grab in every sense of the words – the robber penetrated the steel shutters and then broke through the plate glass door at the shop just after 6.30am, snatching what was immediately available and escaping within two minutes, making off with a dozen or so pairs of silver cufflinks and

an Air Ambulance charity box. Trelfers was established in 1881, making the business the oldest jewellers in the town. After originally trading as B.H. Trelfer, Watch & Clock maker of Capel and Horsham, they commenced occupation of the current premises at 9 East Street as long ago as 1907, trading as Trelfer & Co, a truly independent family busi-

ness, selling quality products and providing repairs with good, experienced advice and friendly service, now administered by the Cox family. Terry Cox joined the company as a watch and clock maker in 1953, going on to become the Manager before subsequently becoming the owner. Terry’s son John worked with his father from a young age and today runs the business with his wife Pauline, saying: “The police responded immediately after the call was received via Alarm Monitoring and were there within 20 minutes. The alarm worked perfectly, but what annoys us both more than anything is the taking of the Air Ambulance charity box.” Customers’ items and high value stock were unaffected because the shop safe far exceeds the requirements imposed by the insurers, but, on top of the annoyance and inconvenience of the break in, insult was added to injury - John and Pauline Cox explaining: “HDC wardens gave us a parking ticket despite us being parked across the street – in a loading bay – but with a note on the dashboard stating why!” The ticket has been since cancelled. Any witnesses to the break in, or anyone with any information concerning the crime are asked to contact the police online quoting serial 268 of 08/04.

West Sussex County Council backs national #CareAware campaign A new survey reveals choosing care for yourself or a relative is one of the biggest sources of stress compared to other events in your life. West Sussex County Council is endorsing the Care Quality Commission’s latest campaign to make sure you know what to look for when choosing care. According to a survey of 1,000 people carried out for the Care Quality Commission (CQC), 70% of adults, who were responsible for choosing care, found it more stressful than choosing a school or nursery for their child, or a venue for their wedding or civil partnership. 52% of people surveyed said choosing a care home is in their top three most stressful life decisions. The vast majority (72%) of respondents said that seeing a care home for themselves was the most important factor in helping make their decision. To also help people make an informed choice, the county council has a checklist of the areas to consider when looking at a care home or package of care. .Find out more at: where you can also access the checklists or visit: CQC ratings can be found at: Join in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #CareAware

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News West Chiltington Floral Club show support for Macmillan The West Chiltington Floral Club were delighted to be able to support Macmillan Cancer Care, by raising money from various events which are held during the year. The club invited two of the volunteers who run the organisation, Pam Goldsmith and Ann Roberts, and presented them with cheque for £380 for such a worthy cause. The West Chiltington Floral Club meets in the West Chiltington Village Hall March to October, third Tuesday of the month 7pm for 7.30pm and February and November, third Tuesday of the month 1.30 for 2.00 pm. New members are always welcome, so, if you love flowers and plants, come and see what it is all about. Please call 01798 839188 or 01798 813027 for further information. Picture: (Left to right) Pam Goldsmith, Pat Woolley, Carol Edwards, Ann Roberts and RoJennings. Three members of the committee

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No Incinerator 4 Horsham has EU support

Horsham residents, who are fighting plans for a waste incinerator near the town, have international backing. Delegates from 28 organisations across 24 European countries, meeting recently in Brussels at the Zero Waste Europe AGM, sent a visual message of solidarity to No Incinerator 4 Horsham. Zero Waste Europe is a network of grassroots groups, headquartered in Brussels, which has made significant progress in strengthening emerging EU policy on the Circular Economy and resource management. It has advised local

authorities around Europe on how to achieve dramatic improvements in recycling, publishing case studies, and facilitating study visits by council officers. The membership of Zero Waste Europe is united in opposing waste incineration as contra to a Circular Economy. Two UK delegates attended the Brussels meeting, one from Zero Waste Derry (there is a growing number of Zero Waste groups around the country), the other from UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN), which has around 100 member groups op-

posing existing (or planned) waste incinerators. Neil Pitcairn, a director of UKWIN, said: “There are ample reasons to oppose incineration, apart from the local factors in the Horsham and Warnham areas, such as industrialisation of a rural area. There is an established correlation between depressed recycling rates and incinerator use, and a looming surplus capacity of waste disposal infrastructure in the UK. Already there is surplus incinerator capacity in mainland Northern Europe, which has led countries like Germany, Holland

and Sweden to import waste to burn or face shutting down their district heating systems. We are entering the era of incinerator decommissioning, to allow recycling to continue to grow. Now is not the time to build a new one in Horsham.” At national level, the tide also seems to be changing against incineration. DEFRA’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Boyd said in January 2018, giving evidence to EFRACOM: “I think that incineration, and this is a personal view, I think incineration is not a good direction to go in. I think that if you are investing many tens of millions, hundreds of millions, in urban waste incineration plants – and those plants are going to have a 30 to 40 year lifespan – you have to have the waste streams to keep them supplied. Now that is the market pull on waste, so it encourages the production of waste, it encourages the production of residual waste, it encourages people to think that we can throw what could be potentially valuable materials (if we were to think about them innovatively) into a furnace and burn them.” Neil Pitcairn added: “Given that one tonne of waste burnt gives off one tonne of CO2, it makes no sense to use incineration to generate electricity, so inefficiently, when we are trying to decarbonise our energy supplies”. Design Search Social

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Rotary’s ‘Worlds Greatest Meal’ global funding initiative founder visits Storrington

Susanne Rea of the Rotary Club of Cairns Sunrise, in Australia, and Mukesh Malhotra from the Rotary Club of Hounslow, England, have set up the ‘Worlds Greatest Meal’, a global funding initiative around food, fun and fundraising, to support Rotary’s ‘End Polio Now’ campaign. Susanne visited Storrington & Pulborough District Rotary Club to thank the Club for its ‘World’s Greatest Meal’ fundraising efforts, and to update members on Rotary’s amazing drive to eradicate the

World of Polio. Her idea is simple - a program in which Rotarians host meals, anything from two people having lunch to elaborate gourmet dinners, and ask for donations. The ‘World’s Greatest Meal’ initiative started small, but has grown enormously. Since its launch in 2014, nearly $9 million has been raised, providing vaccinations for more than 14 million children. To keep the momentum alive, Susanne re-mortgaged her house and embarked on a self-funded world tour,

speaking, vaccinating children, and motivating parents, governments and supporters across 32 countries. She contracted polio as a child herself at four years old, spending a year in isolation at Birmingham hospital and undergoing 18 operations on her legs to help her walk. Rotary, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988. In 2007, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation joined Rotary in its commitment to ending polio and since 2013 the Foundation has matched every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication 2 to1. Rotary, with matching funds from the Gates Foundation, has contributed more than $1.6 billion to end polio and Rotary Clubs and Rotarians throughout the World have been active in raising funds locally. Money raised on the evening, and at other local Rotary events, raised over £1,100 - that is £3,300 with matching grants! Rotary President, Brian Parfitt, thanked Susanne for coming to Storrington, and Club Members applauded her work to end the scourge of polio. Since the ‘End Polio Now’ programme began, 2.5 billion children have been vaccinated and there has been a 99.9% worldwide reduction in polio cases.

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Survey Invitation: Storrington Conservation Society Winter seemed to drag on this year, spring started and then stopped. It prolonged the life of daffodils but delayed other plants. The change of the clocks told us we could look forward to warmer days. Bluebells, trees budding, birds raising their young, all lifting the spirits and perhaps encouraging us to spend time in the open. There are plenty of walks nearby to enjoy. With this in mind, we would like to invite readers to participate in a bird survey we are conducting during the late spring and summer. If you take a walk besides the River Stor, at any location between the Mill Pond and Fryern Dell, why not keep an eye out for the birds that you see? Then let us know what you have seen, and where, by recording details on our website: Your results will help us to gain a clear idea of the birds we have,

and help us to manage the area for their maximum benefit. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful area, and give thanks for all who care for, preserve and protect these places. Our Society contributes by the upkeep of local woodlands and open spaces. Rewarding in itself as well as meeting a need. At the work party on 7 April, we spent time clearing the stream and its banks, in the section between Love Lane and Fryern Dell. The recent rains having given fresh life to the flow. On 5 May at 10.00am, we will be carrying out similar work, further upstream, in preparation for the annual Duck Race. Those who enjoy splashing about, do join us. Remember to wear wellies if you have them. For information about this and all our activities, or on becoming a member, please get in touch with Chairman Mick Denness on 01903 745971.

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Gatwick Airport announced as headline sponsor for the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019

London Gatwick is to become a headline sponsor of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019. The sponsorship will be one of the single biggest community focussed events that the airport is associated with throughout 2019. As the project’s sponsor, Horsham District Council is coordinating the Year of Culture, working closely with advisors representing arts and heritage throughout the community. Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Cul-


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ture and Leisure, Cllr Jonathan Chowen, commented on the sponsorship announcement: “I am thrilled that Gatwick Airport is the headline sponsor of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019. “I feel this is a very sound partnership, as the community aims, and values of Gatwick Airport and those of the Year of Culture 2019, are very aligned. This key sponsorship will open up many opportunities to host rich cultural and heritage experiences for the benefit of the local community

and beyond.” Gatwick Airport Chief Executive Officer, Stewart Wingate, said: “We are proud to be headline sponsor of this important community event, and look forward to supporting the best that Horsham District has to offer when it comes to art and heritage. “As part of our wider community engagement programme, Gatwick Airport is a strong advocate for supporting local culture and encouraging its growth within the community.” Businesses wishing to be involved by sponsoring events or becoming official partners of the Year of Culture, please visit the website, or email the Year of Culture team directly: For further information, please contact the Year of Culture Project Co-ordinator on 01403 215060, or email: yearofculture2019@ Follow the Year of Culture on Twitter @HDCulture2019, and Facebook (search for Horsham District Year of Culture 2019). Picture: Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture Cllr Jonathan Chowen with Gatwick Airport’s Director of Corporate Affairs Tim Norwood

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International travel adaptor tests find serious issues In the midst of the Easter break, West Sussex Trading Standards are warning about the dangers of buying cheap electrical travel adaptors for use abroad. The warning comes after Trading Standards Officers bought 10 adaptors from a range of high street and online suppliers and sent them for safety testing. Four in particular failed the testing – all of them posing a risk of electric shock from poor design and construction, as well as other safety issues. Trading Standards Team Manager, Peter Aston, said: “The four outlets concerned, TK Maxx, Game, Bags ETC and Crawley Accessories, all did the responsible thing when told the results of our investigation and immediately issued product recalls. “Usually when we undertake this sort of product testing, our advice to avoid problems is to buy from recognised names. However, in this case, even those from recognised stores failed safety tests. The only common factor was the cheapest ones failed. “We would urge anyone who has bought travel adaptors from these outlets to check with the trader to see if their product is affected.”

Debbie Kennard, Cabinet Member for Stronger, Safer Communities, said: “Our advice is clear: if you have bought one of the products, please stop using it and return it to the shop for a full refund.” Although these adaptors came from four different outlets they represent only two products, each marketed under two different brand names. More information about the products being recalled can be found on the retailers’ websites: TK Maxx : “Travelon Universal Adaptor” uk/en/product-recall-traveladaptor Game: “Charge Worx International Adaptor” articles/360000323565-ProductRecall-Charge-Worx-International-Travel-Adaptor Bags ETC Ltd “it luggage“ World Travel Adaptors with model number: 70-0808H96 (Barcode:5056003908510) “Universal Travel Adaptor” If you have bought a travel adaptor and have concerns about its safety, you can let Trading Standards know by calling Citizen’s Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.


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Al Halstead The Overtures Railway Inn, Wildwood GolfBillingshurst & Country 21:00Cranleigh Club, The Majors 18:00 Inn,Soul Billingshurst TRailway Slammers Band 21:00 The Barley Mow, Tandridge 20:00

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Saturday 17th MR ANCHOVY The Carfax Bandstand, September

HorshamRocks Presents Horsham 14:00 - 16:00 Horsham Bandstand, The Jukebox 6 Carfax, Horsham The Kings Head, 11:00 til 16:00 Billingshurst Nell Bryden 20:30 The Capitol Theatre, HorLong Time Gone sham The Malt Shovel, Horsham 19:30 20:30 Than Life Duo Larger Haze Park Social Club, Goffs The Bedford, Horsham Crawley 20:30 20:30 Hounds of Sound Broadbridge Heath Village Centre, Broadbridge Heath 20:00 Quo-caine Blues Workshop The Mulberry, Goring Northgate Community 20:30 Centre, Crawley Black Heart Angel 20:00 The Malt Shovel, Horsham Acoustic showcases 0:30 The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate 20:00 Open Mic Night The Royal Oak, Ifield South Saxon Beardsmen 20:00 Gathering Acoustic Open Mic Night The Malt Shovel, Horsham The Jolly Tanners, 12:00 til 18:00 Staplefield Open Mic night 20:00 The Shelley Arms, BroadOpen Mic Night bridge Heath George and Dragon, 19:30 HorshamShuffle Riverboat 20.30 Horsham Sports Club,


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Tuesday 20th The Star - Dorking, Dorking, Surrey September 20:30

Acoustic Open Mic Night Folk night The Jolly Tanners, StapleThe Emerald Club, field Southgate, Crawley 20:30 20:00 Blues Workshop Open Mic night Northgate Community CenThe Bull Inn, Henfield tre, Crawley 20:00 20:00 Open Mic Open Mic Night The Malt Shovel, Horsham The Royal Oak, Ifield 20:00 20:00 Acoustic showcases The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate 19:30

Gig guide kindly Wenesday supplied 14th by September horshamElectric Jam Night Malt Shovel, Horsham 20:30

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What’s this? Three young singers clad in beach attire after a cold, wet, dreary Easter? Have the seasons gone crazy? No, it’s just three young professional soloists getting in the mood (and the costumes) for New Sus-

sex Opera Chorus’ sparkling June production – the first of two in the highly acclaimed company’s 40th year. The opera is Donizetti’s masterpiece The Elixir of Love – sung in English, fully staged and, in a move typical of NSO’s

brilliant re-imagining of classic works, with the action transplanted to the Sussex seaside. Director David Foster seizes every opportunity for comic touches that will resonate with a Horsham audience, and those further afield, in NSO’s ambitious spring tour. In a plot that’s a good-natured exploration of the tangled webs we weave in love, David never lets us forget that this is a life-affirming comedy with a heart. And the elixir itself? Well, let’s just say it’s a classic example of the comic chaos that can ensue when one has too much of a good thing. The music is light, joyful and fully accessible to modern ears and tastes. The soloists, like so many NSO singers before them all on the cusp of stellar careers, respond with skill and sensitivity to conductor Ben Knowles’ baton, while the NSO chorus proves, yet again, why this opera company enjoys a reputation way beyond its home turf. Performance: Spring Bank Holiday Monday, May 28 at 7.00 pm, The Capitol, Horsham. Tickets available online: or via the Box Office: 01403 750220

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Fernhurst Choral Society hosts “Come & Sing” in Petworth Fernhurst Choral Society will be holding the next of its enthusiastic, and ever-popular, “Come and Sing” days at St Mary’s Church, Petworth on Saturday 21 April, featuring choruses from Karl Jenkins The Armed Man. Based on the Catholic Mass, the piece was commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum for the Millennium celebrations and was premiered at The Royal Albert Hall, London in April 2000. It has since been performed many hundreds of times. Tickets at £10 (plus £2 for score hire) are available from Tel: 01428 654893 or www. uk/concerts/. Doors open at 1:30pm and rehearsals start at 2:00pm. Ample supplies of tea, coffee and cake will be supplied to sustain all involved. The day concludes with an informal performance at 5:45pm. Fernhurst Choral Society’s 2017-18 season culminates with a performance of Verdi’s Requiem on 9 June in Chichester. The Society can be followed on Facebook (Fernhurst Choral Society) and Twitter @ FernhurstChoral.

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A Double Act to Remember

Christ’s Hospital was delighted to welcome the stand-up comedian, Romesh Ranganathan, as part of its spring term visiting speakers programme. Romesh was ‘in conversation’ with his own favourite teacher, Howard Holdsworth, an English teacher at Christ’s Hospital who taught Romesh as a young pupil at another school earlier in his long teaching career. In an article published in the Times Educational Supplement last year, Romesh chose How-

ard Holdsworth as his ‘favourite teacher’. Whilst being interviewed at Christ’s Hospital, he commented about being taught by Mr Holdsworth: “I thought ‘this guy is funny’ - he started talking about English in this really exciting and amazing way. It gave me a love for the subject that has stayed with me.” As well as sharing stories about his life as a comedian, which had the audience in stitches, Romesh spoke about the importance of following your dreams and also

about learning by failing. Afterwards, he stayed behind to answer questions and have selfies taken with the pupils, who were clearly thrilled to have the chance to meet him. Overall, it was a hugely entertaining and enjoyable evening and the audience was grateful to both Romesh and Mr Holdsworth for making it such a memorable event. Amlan Saha, teacher in charge of the visiting speakers programme at Christ’s Hospital, said: “The visiting speakers programme, now in its third year at Christ’s Hospital, is a very successful part of the broader curriculum. The guest speakers encourage our pupils to challenge their own opinions. They also promote discussion and debate on a wide range of topics. “This term, our guest speakers have included political author Sir Anthony Seldon, the philosopher Professor Grayling on ‘Knowledge and the Theory of Knowledge’, Sir Rupert Jackson PC who adjudicated a law debate, a classics lecture by Dr Gail Trimble, and we were absolutely delighted when Romesh accepted our invitation to be interviewed by his favourite teacher, Howard Holdsworth.”

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Be Bop A Lula at The Hawth

The West End smash hit comes to town, starring five giants of rock’n’roll – Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. In 1960, American rockers, Eddie and Gene, flew in from the

States and were joined by British heart throb, Billy Fury, for the UK’s very first multi-artist rock’n’roll tour. Reviewers were appalled by the on stage antics. Audiences screamed their approval. British youth culture was born. Relive these seminal concerts in the company of incredible singers and a band tighter than a pair of your tightest drainpipe trousers. And there’s more – Orbison and Holly’s live tours were equally responsible for introducing rock ’n’ roll to the UK. In Be Bop A Lula the five are seen combined on stage for the first time ever.

From Cochran’s legendary guitar riffs, Vincent’s menacingly moody stage presence, Fury’s smouldering looks and soaring vocals, Orbison’s perfect, lilting tones, and Holly’s good-time rock ’n’ roll anthems, Be Bop a Lula is a real doozer of a stage show. “Performed with the love, care and respect that great Rock And Roll deserves” Performance:Tuesday 17 April 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley. Tickets: £21.50 (Discounts: £19.50), available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 and online:

Blue Oasis Club Film Screenings at The Capitol Booking is now available in advance for Blue Oasis Club screenings: Wonderstruck (PG): Friday 13 April 10.15am The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (12A): Friday 27

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We take notices for all celebrations, births, deaths, marriages, anniversaries and acknowledgements To book your notice, please contact the team on 01403 289709 or at Local Plan Review Issues and Options – Employment, Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development April 2018 Notice of consultation The “Local Plan Review Issues and Options – Employment, Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development 2018” is being published for a seven week consultation period on 6 April 2018. This document forms the first part of the review of the Horsham District Planning Framework 2015 (HDPF). The Issues and Options document sets out key issues identified and the suggested policy options to address them in relation to employment, tourism and sustainable rural development. Your comments are invited.

HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 Notice is hereby given under Article 15(3), (4) or (5) or Article 16 that the following applications have been submitted to Horsham District Council, registered between 3rd April 2018 and 6th April 2018: 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

Should you wish to comment please do so before 5pm on 25 May 2018. The documentation can be viewed along with a comments form on the Council’s website: You are encouraged to use the comments form when responding to this consultation. However, if preferred, comments can be emailed to or sent by post to the Strategic Planning Team via the Horsham District Council address below. All comments will be publicly available and identifiable by name and, where applicable, organisation. Personal data will be processed and stored by Horsham District Council in relation to the preparation of the review of the Local Plan only. Hard copies of the document is also available for inspection at: Horsham District Council Offices Parkside, Chart Way, North Street, Horsham RH12 1RL (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Horsham Library Lower Tanbridge Way, Horsham RH12 1PJ (Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm)

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Henfield Library off High Street, Henfield BN5 9DA (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm)

Pulborough Library Brooks Way, off Lower Street, Pulborough RH20 2BQ (Mon-Wed 1pm-5pm, Thurs-Fri 9am-1pm, Sat 9am-1pm)

Storrington Library Ryecroft Lane, Storrington RH20 4PA (Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-4pm)

Steyning Library Church Street, Steyning BN44 3YB (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm)

Southwater Library Beeson House, 26 Lintot Square, Fairbank Road, Southwater RH13 9LA (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm)

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DC/18/0687 Leonardslee House Brighton Road Lower Beeding Horsham West Sussex RH13 6PP Change of use of lower ground floors from B1 to A3 including external landscaping works. (Full Planning) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. DC/18/0688 Leonardslee House Brighton Road Lower Beeding Horsham West Sussex RH13 6PP Change of use of lower ground floors from B1 to A3 including external landscaping works. (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. DC/18/0667 85 High Street Steyning West Sussex BN44 3RE Demolition of existing entrance steps and erection of replacement front entrance steps (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. Conservation Area. DC/18/0595 Stumbleholme Farm Rusper Road Ifield Crawley West Sussex RH11 0LQ Installation of 3 ground mounted solar panel arrays. Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. DC/17/2489 Little Croft Rectory Lane Pulborough West Sussex RH20 2AD Demolition of existing garage and erection of larger pitched roof replacement garage. Reason for Advert: Conservation Area.

DC/18/0677 The Old Farmhouse Nuthurst Farm Nuthurst Street Nuthurst Horsham West Sussex Re-roofing of stone and clay tile roof with like for like replacements. Reason for Advert: Listed Building. DC/18/0483 Ashington Community Centre Foster Lane Ashington Pulborough West Sussex RH20 3PG Installation of wall three mounted fascia signs on the front and side elevations. Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/18/0635 Land East of Billingshurst To North and South of A272 East Street Billingshurst West Sussex Variation of Condition 1 to previously approved application DC/16/1422 relating to a change of cladding material. Reason for Advert: Major Development. DC/18/0671 Car Park North Street Storrington West Sussex RH20 4PA Erection of public toilet facility. Reason for Advert: Conservation Area.

DC/18/0630 Brackensfield Farm Guildford Road Broadbridge Heath RH12 3PN Outline application for the development of up to 11241.27 square metres for B1C, B2 and B8 employment uses with ancillary offices, car parking, drainage works and landscaping. All matters reserved except access. Reason for Advert: Major Development. Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/18/0698 Old Queens House Bucks Green Rudgwick Horsham West Sussex RH12 3JF Replacement of 2 front ground floor windows like for like and restoration of 9 windows with double glazing. Restoration of front porch with replacement of 8 sashes with like for like single glazing. Replacement of rear patio doors. (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building.

DC/18/0411 Southlands Farm Stane Street Adversane Billingshurst West Sussex RH14 9JH Replacement of roof tiles on existing outbuilding. Internal repair works to include replacement of rafters. (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Conservation Area. Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/18/0699 Griggs Tower Hill Horsham West Sussex RH13 0JT Replacement of two ground floor french windows with double glazing. Replace 14 sashes and casement windows with double glazing. (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building.

DC/18/0692 Old School House Church Street West Chiltington Pulborough West Sussex RH20 2JW Internal works including demolition and reinstatement of partition walls (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building.

DC/18/0641 Duncans West Chiltington Lane Billingshurst West Sussex RH14 9DP Replacement of three front first floor windows using like for like materials including the same glass ((Full Application) Reason for Advert: Listed Building

A copy of each application and the submitted plans are available for inspection on the Council’s website 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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The property has all the hallmarks of a grand property from its era, coupled with a sympathetic feel throughout. The architecture has symmetry with a central pillared canopy and

matching front bay windows. The internal layout continues on the same theme, however with the rear of the property having later additions, the style is diverse, but the flow is not compromised. Throughout the majority of the house the tall ceilings offer bright and airy accommodation. To the rear of the house incorporates domestic rooms including kitchen, utility room, cold store and cellar which then, from the kitchen, lead into the most fantastic 40’ family / breakfast room. From here, ten French doors open out onto the gardens. On the first floor, there are 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, two of which are ensuite. To the rear of the property is a cobbled courtyard area which leads to the Coach House providing ideal accommodation for an au pair, family or staff. The stunning gardens are immediately on show as the formal lawns sweep down away from the house to a lightly wooded area & stream. The gardens are maintained to a high standard and are full of mature shrubs and manicured lawns. Within the 6 acres is the beautiful orchard and an avenue of trees. The more formal part of the grounds offers a tennis court which is well screened by high trellising and fencing. From here one can access the pool which is a beautifully private sunken area surrounded by an eating area and a pool house. Slindfold 1.4 miles, Horsham 5.4 miles, Guildford 18 miles Chichester 25 miles, London 44 miles (all distances are approximates).

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Horsham Colts Easter Tour to Saint Maixent 2018

Horsham Colts post winning hat trick on French tour Rugby Martin Read - Sports Reporter

Rugby Martin Read - Sports Reporter On an overcast Good Friday the Horsham RFU Colts tour party left for St Maixent l’Ecole France for their traditional Easter Tour. St Maixent is twinned with Horsham and this weekend’s tour was to once again to play Rugby and rekindle the special relationship between the two towns. The tour party of 22 players and 12 coaches/parents/tourists arrived thanks to EasyJet, settled into their accommodation, and had dinner at the Rugby club and got to know their hosts. Saturday started with breakfast, a tour of the town and then a meeting with Leopold Moreau, the Mayor of St Maxient. Also in attendance was a member of Hor-

sham’s twinning committee Mr James Prentice. There followed introductions and speeches from the mayor of St Maixent, Stéphane Guignard, President of St Maxient Rugby club, Sam Jewell the Horsham Colts Captain and James Prentice who also exchanged gifts. After lunch a three team tournament was played with Horsham Colts beating Puilbureau 5-14 and Niort 5-17. In the evening the tour party attended a dinner & disco that had been arranged by the hosts with 300 people associated with Saint Maixent Rugby Club in attenannce Sunday and the big game against a combined team of St Maixent and Parthenay kicked off at 3pm with national anthems before the match. The final score of the game which was played in

great spirit was St Maixent 35 – 66 Horsham Colts. The evening was spent at the Rugby club getting socialising with our hosts a small party of the touring adults attending, with some of our hosts, a enjoyable concert of Bach music at the Abbey in St Maxient. The next day all returned home having enjoyed a great weekend, witnessed some fantastic Rugby and forging stronger links with the citizens of St Maixent. We would like to thank the Mayor of St Maxient for welcoming us to his town but special thanks must go to Stéphane Guignard who with his team, kept the tour party fed and entertained the whole weekend. Horsham RUFC look forward to hosting Saint Maixent U18 when they return to Horsham in 2020.

Calling All Cricketers ! Cricket Martin Read - Sports Reporter The new cricket season is about to start and things are buzzing at Horsham Cricket Club in anticipation of another busy season packed with games at all levels. With four Saturday XIs, a Thursday team, womens’ cricket and a multitude of colts’ fixtures there will be plenty of cricket activity at both grounds at the club throughout the season – at weekends and mid week, too. So, if you are cricketer and would like to play at Horsham’s beautiful ground then come along to the club. The first XI are one of the ten clubs in the Sussex Premier League, which they have won on a serial basis having carried off the Sussex Cup on many occasions, lastly in 2016, before which they won the National Knock out Cup at Lord’s. Horsham’s Paul Baker tells the District Post: “The club has a proud history and a great track record and we are always looking to welcome new players of all abilities. The facilities at the club are excellent – when Sussex last played at Horsham the um-

pires said that the wicket was the best they’d seen all season - and the grass practice and artificial outdoor nets are outstanding, too. The Horsham district is fast growing with a huge number of new houses perhaps occupied by cricketers looking for a club to play for, so come and join us!” Contact details for Paul and the club are shown below. Sussex have played at Horsham down the years, with many famous players gracing the ground, which regularly hosts county, regional and international representative matches from junior to Over 70 levels, together with the finals of local knockout competitions. Recurring names in the club’s archives down the generations confirm that Horsham is a family club - which also boasts superb facilities for lawn and hard court tennis for friendly and league matches. The ground is also home to Horsham Squash club, and the HQ of Horsham Hockey – a top club in the south of England. In addition, there is a comprehensive calendar of social events, with music, fireworks, a well-stocked bar and much more. Horsham Cricket Club’s coach-

ing has produced a conveyor belt of cricketers for the county, including Chris Nash, Robin Martin-Jenkins, Will Beer, current Horsham captain Michael Thornely and recently Tom Haines. The setting at the club with the impressive back drop of the parish church framed by a superb display of mature trees – just five minutes walk from the town centre across the river and down Horsham’s iconic Causeway - is unbeatable and there is ample car parking. Horsham Chairman Richard Marshall sums up saying: “There will be a friendly match against Eastbourne at the club on Saturday 21st and, next day, T20 cricket against a touring side. Then on the 28th we’re got a Sussex Cup game here against Haywards Heath, before the Premier League starts on Saturday May 5th. The club’s fixture booklet will be available in the bar area shortly and we’re all looking forward to another great season at the club.” Paul Baker – 01403 892543 – Horsham Cricket & Sports Club, Cricketfield Road RH12 1TE

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Not content with winning their league this season and getting through to Regional Final of the RFU National Under 18s Cup at home on April 22nd, Horsham Colts returned from their Easter tour to France with a hat trick of wins from their three games. The tour reprised regular visits to Horsham’s twin town, St Maixent L’ecole in western France, Horsham Colts Team Manager Jeremy Allen telling the District Post: “This tour re-ignites a relationship between the two clubs stretching back over 40 years of traditional Easter tours and, once again we were treated royally, getting to know our hosts at a dinner soon after our plane had touched down on Good Friday.” 22 players, boosted by coaches, parents and supporters made the trip and the tour party breakfasted well on Saturday before touring the town and meeting the mayor and local dignitaries, accompanied by James Pren-

tice of Horsham’s twinning committee. After lunch and the exchange of gifts a three match tournament was played. First Horsham beat Puilbureau 5-14, before they despatched Niort 5-17, celebrating with a dinner and disco attended by 300 people. Then, Sunday heralded the big event – the game against the combined team from St Maixent and Parthenay, when Horsham went into overdrive, putting the hosts to the sword 35-66, followed by a Bach concert at the town’s Abbey. Jeremy Allen added: “We returned home relishing the excellent tour in which our colts played some fantastic rugby. Hats off to the Mayor and the President of St Maixent Rugby Club for making us all so welcome and so well looked after – and to our own Captain, Sam Jewell. We have forged stronger links with the citizens of St Maixent and our club looks forward to hosting St Maixent’s U18 tour party when they return to Horsham in 2018.”

Impressive Horsham display subdues Dover Saturday April 7 – London 2 South East Horsham 41 12 Dover Rugby Martin Read - Sports Reporter In December Horsham were narrowly beaten by 7th placed Dover in East Kent, but on Saturday they expunged that memory with an impressive win courtesy of a strong all round team performance. A tight game was predicted because Dover had only endured one reverse this year, but Horsham had other ideas, piling in five first half tries. Dover set out to attack but were kept well back into their half before Declan Nwachukwu got over the line after quarter of an hour and then repeated the dose to put the Green & Whites 10 up. Next, Johnny Whiting completed a try from a line out before Josh Steggles ran half the field to score under the posts and when Joe Wilde converted Horsham were 22 points to the good. And, it got even better when Ryan Maguire went over, Wilde again converting to give Horsham a handsome 29-nil advantage at the break. However, the second half was more even, Dover remaining competitive, but when Wilde converted his own try, the visitors had a mountain to climb. They did eventually post 12 points, but a late Mike

Watts try secured Horsham’s well deserved win, Head Coach Nick Stocker saying: “The work rate of our forwards gave a real platform for the backs to play and our accuracy was excellent, which combined with our pace, stretched the Dover defence all afternoon. Man of the Match was Kyle Fairs for his great game with telling carries while being destructive in the scrum.” For their final league game Horsham – still fourth - travel to Haywards Heath (5th), whom they beat by a single point at home in the first week of the season. The match doubles up as the Bob Rogers Cup Semi Final, with Horsham, cup winners for the last 4 years, hoping to go to Hastings to play Hove in the final.

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Horsham ease to another win at South Park Saturday April 7 – Bostik Football League South Division South Park 1 3 Horsham Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter When the two sides met in October it was a goal-less draw but last Saturday Horsham were undisputed winners, maintaining their unbeaten record at South Park’s St George’s Field ground in Reigate’s Whitehall Lane. Weather rearrangements have resulted in a barrage of fixtures for South Park – including the need to use an alternative ground while their own was unfit – so there were extenuating circumstances for them, but, although Horsham conceded an early goal, they really came good in the second half, coming away worthy winners. But, the game started badly for the Hornets, when, after quarter of an hour, South Park – the Sparks – took the lead after Jack Mazzone latched onto an errant back pass, skirted

Horsham keeper Josh Pelling, putting the ball into the open goal. The Hornets, though, soon restored parity – after Horsham corners, loanee Shane Cojocarel bundling in George Landais’ sup-

ply. South Park had late chances but the teams went in to the break one apiece. The second half started ener-

getically with Joe Shelley keeping South Park at bay before Tom Miles had to be at his best to deny Hornet Curtis Gayler’s corkscrew free kick. With the light extinguished from the Sparks’ game, energised Horsham scythed through the defence, Landais’ pass enabling Cojocarel to score his second goal. The same two players were promptly in action again, but to no avail. However, Charlie Farmer soon put Horsham two goals clear when he put in a close range rebound. Horsham then took control and although they were unable to add to their score, there was only one winner. Horsham remain 13th ahead of their visit to the Dripping Pan on Wednesday (11th) to take on leaders Lewes. Notably, Horsham became one of the few teams to beat Lewes this season, when they despatched them 2-1 on New Years Day. On Saturday Horsham return to their temporary Lancing home to welcome 19th placed Faversham Town, whom they beat 1-2 in Kent in November.

Labouring YMCA undone by fortunate Loxwood

Photos by Tim Hewlett Saturday April 7 Macron Store Southern Combination Football League – Premier Division Horsham YMCA 1 Loxwood 2 Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter With YM in a ‘must win’ situation, sadly 11th placed Loxwood – the Magpies -completed a double, having beaten YM by the


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same score in November’s away match. Loxwood fielded four young players on loan and were naturally jubilant post match, but a neutral assessment would be that while they were not gifted the game, they were nevertheless very fortunate to benefit from both a YM penalty miss and an own goal. After a seven match winning run when clean sheets were the norm, YM have only won one of their last four league

games and suddenly goals have been hard to come by. In the 27th minute YM were, perhaps generously, awarded a penalty and Luke Gedling stepped up, but he found the outside of the post, the ball going harmlessly wide. However, five minutes later Dave Brown put YM ahead from close range before, with YM looking certain to double their lead, the ball was somehow scrambled away. Then, just before half time, YM keeper Aaron Jeal had no chance when a botched clearance was turned into his net – one for sorrow for YM, the half ending 1-1. Resuming, Phil Johnson was bundled off the ball without sanction ahead of Dave Brown sending over a pinpoint cross, only for Luke Donaldson to head over in front of goal. Johnson and Brown were then both floored in the same incident and Loxwood unleashed an errant long range shot, until Johnson was unable to latch onto another Brown cross. YM then had an unfulfilled corner and failed to maximise a quality Gedling pass and build up before action switched to the other end, where poor defending enabled Loxwood’s Michael Wood to put them in front, two for joy for the Magpies. Aaron Jeal rushed out to palm away a seemingly certain Loxwood goal, but that was a rare threat from the visitors. Four more YM corners and other attacks followed, all to no avail, the game ending in severe disappointment for Goring Mead supporters. YM Manager Peter Buckland told the District Post: “We had enough opportunities to win two matches! We just weren’t on top of our game – we’re a bit down, but not feeling the pressure - its just that we’re not getting the rub of the green at present.”

Battling Heath shaded at Lancing Saturday April 7 Macron Store Southern Combination Football League – Premier Division Lancing 2 1 Broadbridge Heath Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter In a much changed side at Culver Road, Heath were missing Alex Parsons, Shaun Findlay, Martyn Flack, Tim Martin and keeper Michael Chester, but they were delighted to see the return of leading scorer Devon Fender and fellow forward Javlon Campbell, both sidelined for substantial periods. In November Heath beat Lancing 2-1 at the Leisure Centre and the score was the same on Saturday, but this time in 10th placed Lancing’s favour, despite Heath’s concerted late efforts to share the points. The game started quietly, neither goalkeeper being challenged until the 18th minute, when Liam Benson’s seemingly routine volley evaded Conor Evento’s grasp to put Lancing ahead. Heath responded positively, but skipper Tom Bold

fired over before Fender’s strike went just wide. Then, 20 minutes before half time, Benson scored again when he blasted a rebound home to give Lancing a two goal cushion. Lancing were putting Heath under pressure, Mike Williamson hitting the bar and Alex Spinks being narrowly off target. Heath, though, reduced the deficit right on half time when Stuart Chester hammered home from close quarters. The second half also began quietly, but Evento needed to be at his best to keep out a low volley from Williamson. Campbell, Fender, Gicu Iordache and substitute George Cousins all subsequently tested Lancing keeper Tyler D’Cruz, but to no avail, Lancing remaining unbeaten in their last six games. Heath, 15th in the table, next travel to current runners up Pagham (on Tuesday 10th), looking to avenge the 1-2 reverse that they endured at home in October. Then, on Saturday they welcome Newhaven (9th), against whom they drew 1-1 in East Sussex last December.

Horsham Ladies in Cup Final, again!

Saturday April 7 – Sussex Cup Semi Final Horsham 3 0 Lewes Hockey Martin Read - Sports Reporter Horsham Ladies romped through to yet another cup final - since the 2001-2 season they have appeared in twelve of the 15 finals, winning ten. Last year the ladies beat Lewes 2-4 in the semi final and this time they eliminated them again, with a clean sheet, but the game had a grizzly ending. Horsham were without regulars Louisa Denman and Fran Crossley, but they went two up in no time, Bex Ross converting a penalty and Bella Little notching up a field goal. Then, ten minutes before half time, from a short corner Bex had a shot pushed away by the visiting keeper and although Lewes had attacks they were not overly threatening, the score remaining 2-0 at the break. On the restart Sam Stares broke through for Horsham but her strike was negated before Bex Ross’

backhander came to nothing. But, she did not have to wait too long for her second goal, which she executed spectacularly, lying on the pitch and nonchalantly reverse sweeping the ball into the net. By this time Horsham were calling the shots and a goal mouth scramble was somehow kept out by Lewes until, with Horsham in residence in the visitors’ half, Sam Stares was denied again. Then came an enforced, bloody abandonment when, in the 52nd minute a Lewes player was hit flush in the mouth by the ball and, not wearing a gum shield, lost teeth. A prolonged delay ensued with the unfortunate victim lying on the pitch. With Lewes players needing to carry their team mate to a car en route to hospital, the umpires abandoned the game and awarded it to Horsham, CJ White, Horsham Club Captain, telling the District Post: “This was such a shame – she had stitches and fortunately has had her teeth replaced. We’re now in another final – that will be at Lewes, with the date to be advised.”

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YM clinch historic first cup win

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Tuesday April 10th – Sussex Under 21s Challenge Cup Final Horsham YMCA U21s 5 - 2 East Preston Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter Horsham YMCA Under 21 team were thrilled to win the inaugural Challenge Cup Final at the Sussex FA’s Lancing headquarters, giving the club their first silverware for four years – the last trophy success coming when the senior side

lifted the RUR Cup, also against East Preston at Lancing. East Preston scored the opening goals in each half, but YM responded well, putting their opponents under sustained pressure. YM are current runners up in the league, whereas East Preston are bottom, but the gulf was not initially apparent. After Mark Fox in the YM goal had caught a high ball George Laughlin cleanly converted a cross to put Preston ahead in the 19th minute, YM, though, replied with two corners and a free kick,

challenging Preston keeper Ben Purkis. A goal looked imminent and duly came when another free kick found the bar from which George Hole headed the equaliser. YM kept pushing and two minutes later, with half time approaching Alfie Jones nodded in a corner and there was still just time for YM to add a third, Hole putting in a cross from the right after Callum Jeal had instigated a foray from the half way line. The last 20 minutes had been all YM, fully warranting their 3-1 lead at the break.

Manager Dave Jeal and Skipper Callum Jeal with the trophy

As expected, Preston came at YM hard on the resumption and when Jake Heryet clawed back the deficit after 10 minutes and with Preston beginning to stretch YM wide the outcome was still up for grabs. However, Bradley Ross collected the ball, working his way through the Preston defence to roll it into an empty goal, easing the tension. Long ball attacks were enabling Preston to open YM up at the back, but when substitute Jake Meli broke through on the left to score YM’s fifth goal in the 83rd minute


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it was game over, ecstatic Captain Callum Jeal telling the District Post: “That’s absolutely fantastic – I never thought we’d win 5-2 when mid way through the second half they were just a goal behind.” Callum’s proud father, YM Manager Dave Jeal – who had just flown in from Valencia for the game – told us: “Brilliant! A great team performance, Mark Fox’s experience in goal was a great asset and if we can win our last three league games we could yet pull off the double.”

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OPEN MORNING SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2018 An independent boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 11-18 CHRIST’S HOSPITAL PROVIDES MORE FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED PLACES THAN ANY OTHER SCHOOL IN THE INDEPENDENT BOARDING SECTOR Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0LJ | 01403 246555 |

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OPEN MORNING SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2018 An independent boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 11-18 CHRIST’S HOSPITAL PROVIDES MORE FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED PLACES THAN ANY OTHER SCHOOL IN THE INDEPENDENT BOARDING SECTOR Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0LJ | 01403 246555 |

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