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Take a butchers at this! Top marks for Horsham District food providers in 2018 Sussex Food and Drink Awards

Celebrations were in full flow last week as the Sussex Food & Drink Awards revealed the county’s top food and drink producers for 2018, all hailed as local heroes as they received their winning trophies at the Amex Community Stadium in Brighton. Hosted by Danny Pike of BBC Sussex and actress Julie Graham, representing the charity Chestnut Tree House, the glittering 12th awards ceremony saw 400 leaders in the food, drink and farming industry gather together for what is dubbed as ‘the Sussex foodie event of the year’, celebrating the cream of Sussex food and drink producers. Guests were treated to a wonderful ‘Sussex bubbly and ale reception’, sponsored by NFU Mutual Pulborough, with Harveys Ale, Carr Taylor sparkling wine, Wobblegate apple juice and Brighton Gin accompanied by delicious canapés from The Naked Food Company. This was followed by a stunning seven-course banquet created by stadium caterers Sodexo Prestige, using the very best local and seasonal ingredients supplied by Lighthouse Bak-

ery, Real Patisserie, Bookham & Harrison, Southview Farm Dairy, Hoads Farm, Veasey & Sons Fishmongers, Plumpton College, R P Meats (Wholesale), T G Fruits, The Cheese Man, Deerview Fine Foods, Just Brownies, The Raw Chocolate Company, South Downs Water Co Ltd and Edgcumbes Coffee Roasters and Tea Blenders. Overall, Horsham District was well represented with 11 businesses voted as Grand Finalists – a third of all the companies celebrating on the night. Horsham District Council provides business support in the food and drink sector through its annual food and drink festival and Big Nibble food celebration, and more recently the Council has launched its Horsham District Foodies brand to give extra weight to its locally based food businesses. The Sussex Street Food of the Year Award was sponsored by Horsham District Foodies and Food Rocks this year, which was won by Garlic Wood Farm in Steyning. The award was presented by Cllr Gordon Lindsay, Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for the Local Economy. Commenting on the awards he

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New 2018/19 Annual Parking Discs, for Horsham District Council car parking in its rural market towns, are available to buy from Monday (19 February). The Annual Parking Disc Scheme was introduced in April last year and current discs will expire on 31 March 2018. The Annual Parking Discs represent extremely good value for money at just £12 a year, enabling residents and visitors to park in any of the Council’s market town car parks. To purchase an annual parking disc for 2018/19, please go online from 19 February and visit: www. horsham.gov.uk/annualparkingdisc . Alternatively, the Council can take payment by phone via the Contact Centre on 01403 215100. Cabinet Member for the Local Economy, Cllr Gordon Lindsay said: “For many users, the annual parking disc system has proved very popular over the past year. It is a convenient and low cost way for residents and visitors to be able to park, at no extra cost, in all of the council owned Horsham District market town car parks. “If you have not yet signed up for the scheme, I urge you to do so

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Amid increasing concerns over the number of UK residential properties thought to be regularly snapped up by overseas companies, a freedom of information search has revealed the extent of such transactions – around 97,000 properties in England and Wales. And, while it was confirmed that, as previously thought, the purchases substantially relate to London properties, Land Registry data reveals that Horsham is not immune from overseas acquisitions with upwards of 20 properties in the town included – spread around the centre and nearby streets. Two thirds of the total number of properties owned by overseas companies have been purchased through British controlled tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man, the BVI - with a population considerably less than Horsham’s – featuring strongly. Hong Kong, Panama and Ireland also provide headquarters for foreign owners of UK properties. Although Britain is not the only country that attracts overseas buyers of residential properties – and businesses - the UK government is understandably concerned, because of tax avoidance issues, including inheritance tax, and possibly money laundering, too. And, with action being planned to counteract worldwide condemnation of tax avoidance by global conglomerates, it is proposed that purchases of UK

properties will in future be more tightly interrogated to establish the source of the funds and how they 1 were obtained. Up to 2013 information recorded regarding overseas registered sales did not include the purchase price. A BVI spokesperson sought to justify their involvement by saying that the territory was experienced in dealing with overseas companies, had the financial infrastructure to do so, and that some purchases are handled there to ensure privacy rather than for tax avoidance purposes. It is also contended by the BVI that it is appropriate for them to facilitate purchases being completed by groups of investors from more than one country and that information on transactions have been provided to the relevant authorities. Some 44% of overseas owned properties are in London, including prime locations, notably New Scotland Yard, the former HQ of the Metropolitan Police – pur-

chased by an Abu Dhabi Group from Mayor of London’s office – and the leasehold of Admiralty Arch, facing both down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace and on to Trafalgar Square. More than 6,000 properties – a considerable number known to be empty - owned by foreign companies are in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, where the Grenfell Tower tragedy occurred with the survivors urgently seeking accommodation. There has long been disquiet that purchasing prestigious properties and leaving them unoccupied reduces the supply with the effect of pushing up prices. And, while Horsham might not have huge numbers of properties bought by overseas buyers, the town nevertheless appears to have been targeted for such purposes and the issue of homelessness and the difficulty of getting onto the housing ladder are problems increasingly affecting the Horsham district, not helped by wealthy overseas buyers bolstering prices.

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Schools in West Sussex offer more than just opportunities to teach A school recruitment fair, to take place in Crawley this month, is offering an opportunity for people, seeking a new challenge, the chance to discover more about the wide variety of employed roles available in schools and education, in addition to opportunities to train to teach. The fair, hosted by West Sussex County Council, follows one that took place at Fontwell Park Racecourse on 3 February. As well as teaching posts, roles in schools include, teaching assistant, learning mentor, bursar, apprentice, premises manager, technician, governing body clerk and governor. Schools, teacher training organisations, apprenticeship providers and other education service teams will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional information on, not only entry into the wide range of education roles avail-

able in schools, but to explain the possibilities of developing careers in education for life. Richard Burrett, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “These fairs are an excellent way to find out more about the wide range of roles available in schools and meet potential employers to take that first step in embarking on a whole new career direction. “I’d encourage anyone interested in teaching to attend, as well as anyone who is thinking about how the skills they have might benefit schools in other roles.” The recruitment fair will take place on Saturday 24 February from 10am-2pm at Ifield Community College, Crawley, RH11 0DB For more information about working in schools, please visit: https://www.westsussex. gov.uk/jobsinschools

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Collyer’s welcomed the University of Chichester’s 3Fall Dance Company, who ran workshops and gave wonderful performances at the Ofsted Outstanding sixth form college. Dance teacher Hayley Ovens, who helped co-ordinate the action packed day, explained: “The busy event comprised a challenging and energetic workshop for Collyer’s A-level Dance students, delivered by talented third year students from the University of Chichester.

“The work really tested our students, making them work outside their comfort zone to help stretch their ability to new levels of excellence. Our dancers thoroughly enjoyed the experience!” In addition to the workshop activities, Collyer’s Duckering Hall was packed as the A-level Dance students, and visiting pupils from Ofsted Outstanding Millais School in Horsham, were treated to 6 technically brilliant student pieces. Hayley Ovens said: “Later in

the day, the rest of 3Fall Dance Company arrived for several stunning performances of professional quality dance pieces and student works. “It was a pleasure to welcome our next generation of Dance students from Millais School to see this; to describe the work on show as fantastic would be an understatement!” Head of Dance, Emma Gogan, said: “The whole day provided a great opportunity for the students to experience dance study at a higher level and look at possible progression routes in Dance. “Our gifted students were buzzing afterwards, hugely inspired to perform themselves; they can’t wait to get cracking on the preparation for their practical exams and annual show in March!” Assistant Principal, Andrea John, said: “Massive thanks to the University of Chichester’s outstanding 3Fall Dance Company, Emma Gogan, Hayley Ovens and all of the teachers and students for making today’s event possible. “We are incredibly proud of Dance at Collyer’s, and we are thrilled that it is quite rightly regarded as one of the best sixth form departments in the country.”

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Washington Award for Horsham Minister The International Association for Religious Freedom has this week honoured Rev Richard Boeke, former minister of Horsham’s Unitarian Church, with its Distinguished Leadership Award for his ‘lifetime dedication to the IARF and its work’. The award is to be presented in Washington on 29 July. The IARF is an international organisation dedicated to sup-

The District Post has joined forces with beach club and the UK’s premier beach club and flotilla sailing specialist Seafarer to offer you the chance to win a week’s holiday for two completely free of charge. The Location - Nikiana Beach Club We’ll fly you from Gatwick to the beautiful Greek island of Lefkas in the sparkling Ionian Sea. Nikiana is a small and perfectly formed taverna style complex with only 32 rooms. It sits right on the beach where you find dinghies, windsurfers, canoes and paddle board at your disposal. If you don’t sail this is the perfect chance to learn – just ask any one of our beach crew and they’ll help you get started.

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Fire service welcomes newest Woodland Treasures and Inspirations: wholetime firefighter recruits! The Art of Carole Skinner-Rupniak

attention to dewdrops lying on a crumpled leaf, to towering trees dominating the landscape. This fascinating exhibition of colourful and affordable works featuring the Sussex landscape has opened visitors’ eyes to the beauty and majesty of one of the most densely wooded counties in Britain, since it began its run at the museum on 7 February. As visitors to the exhibition have seen and will see, Carole’s work is abstract but also grounded in the real world. Through her artist’s eye and a strong command of her palette, Carole has seen the world around her and transformed it into her unique vision of the countryside. Carole’s ability to create abstract works, which balance colour and form to create a harmonious vision, reflects great skill and attention to detail. The work certainly cannot be described as

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something that just anyone could produce. Horsham Museum and Art Gallery are delighted to be able to exhibit the paintings of a local artist who is relatively new to the art world, and whose work is continually evolving and growing. The Own Art interest free loan scheme makes Carole’s work affordable for those on a modest budget or who may have overstretched their wallets at Christmas. It is a unique exhibition and a fantastic opportunity to admire, and possibly to acquire, work by this up and coming artist. Woodland Treasures and Inspirations is open now and will close on 16 March - Admission free. Meet the Artist from 11am-2pm on 24 February 2018. For more information, please visit: www. horshammuseum.org

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Despite the humble tree being one of the largest living things that we are likely to encounter, these silent giants do not receive the attention that they deserve. Artists and photographers have always strived to capture the spirit of their subjects, whether they are animals, humans or landscapes. Yet, the tree is often ignored or relegated to a background role. However, the work of Cowfold artist, Carole Skinner-Rupniak, captures the beauty of trees as they change with the seasons, the weather and the light. In her solo exhibition of 35 paintings at Horsham District Council’s Horsham Museum & Art Gallery, Carole’s skill in capturing the beauty of the Sussex landscape is clear to see. The work ranges in scale and detail, from an almost microscopic

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Neil Stocker, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, said: “Our new trainee firefighters have shown sheer determination after passing thehugely competitive application process, and this mind-set will stand them in good stead for their future careers as West Sussex community firefighters. The twelve new trainee firefighters are: • Tim Batchelor, Littlehampton • Shaun Beales, Horsham • Scott Cairncross, Burgess Hill • Martyn Chate, Littlehampton • Ric Copeland, East Preston • Tom Williams, Bognor • Alex Wooding, Shoreham • Chris Denton, Littlehampton • Kerrie Lewis, Bognor • Jordan O’Hara, East Preston • Satpal Nagi, Felpham • Gary Simmonds, Horsham

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How to get into Politics and why it matters

Jeremy Quin MP visited Christ’s Hospital on 2 February to talk to senior pupils about a career in public service, inspiring them to consider how they can best serve society in the future, and the role they might have. Mr Quin spoke about routes in to politics. He said that MPs of all parties in his experience came in to politics with the best of intentions and that it was incredibly important that people of all backgrounds were preferred to come forward. He also emphasised that there are many ways students could get involved outside of elected politics and have a positive impact; in particular through the UK civil service, which provides impartial advice and is the best in the world, through political campaigns and charity work and also through local

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government. Year 13 pupil, Christian Bryan, said: “Intriguing, broad-ranging and energetic, Mr Quin summarised his route into parliamentary politics. Before being elected MP for Horsham in 2015, he worked as a company adviser in the City and joined the Treasury, at their request, to help on policy in the financial crisis of 2008.” “We asked lots of questions: from political social mobility to the relevance of the House of Lords and, naturally, Brexit. Mr Quin’s talk was invaluable. I say this especially in a world where the distractions of modern life more and more take away the significance of politics. Many thanks to Mr Quin for giving up time from his busy schedule to visit us and we hope to see him again at Christ’s Hospital.”

Jeremy Quin added: “It was a pleasure to meet the Christ Hospital students. I am always keen to encourage young people to engage in politics, whatever their party political affiliations, and it was good to engage in a debate with a wide range of views. I was also keen to make the point that, for those who want to take on a role in shaping our future, there are many important roles which happily do not require standing for election!”

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Metricell launches inaugural charity partnership with the British Heart Foundation

Metricell Limited, specialist providers of software solutions for the mobile industry, has formally launched its new charity partnership with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by putting its entire staff through Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training. The BHF was chosen by the company as their official charity partner and aims to raise more than £10,000 for the charity over the two year duration of the partnership, which commenced on 1 January 2018. Over the course of two weeks, Metricell staff were trained in groups of eight, using the BHFs Call Push Rescue training kits to learn the practical skill of CPR, to help everyone from software developers to sales people learn these potentially lifesaving skills. Tracy Hines, Director of Finance and HR at Metricell, said: “Having the skills and confidence to perform CPR is a great life skill to have and can truly make a tremendous difference to someone in a life or death situation.” The money raised will help fund

vital lifesaving research and enable the charity to donate CPR training kits, like those used by Metricell, to local secondary schools across the South East. All 45 members of staff currently employed by Metricell completed the training in January as part of the partnership launch activities and have also donated unwanted items to the BHF shops, raising over £100 already, and many members of staff have signed up to take part in the BHFs famous London to Brighton bike ride in June. Hannah Miller, BHF Fundraising Manager for Sussex, said: “Thousands of lives are being lost each year, because people lack the confidence and the skills to step in and save a life when someone collapses with a cardiac arrest. Knowing how to perform CPR, when you’re faced with this ultimate medical emergency, could literally mean the difference between life and death. “By training their staff in Horsham how to perform CPR, Metricell is playing a crucial role in helping us create a Nation of Lifesavers and dramatically improving survival

rates from cardiac arrest. We are really excited to work with Metricell over the coming 2 years to help raise vital funds and help us create a nation of lifesavers, starting on our doorstep in Horsham.” Steve Mockford, CEO at Metricell, said: “We are really looking forward to our partnership with the BHF over the coming two years. It is such an important cause and has affected many employees and their families. We hope that through our partnership with the BHF, we can really make a difference by raising awareness of heart disease and the importance of CPR training, in our local community and beyond, to save more lives.” Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, and every year in the UK more than 30,000 people suffer cardiac arrest away from a hospital setting and less than one in 10 survive. Hannah Miller continued: “Heart conditions affect thousands of people across the UK, and we believe that research holds the key to a future where no-one dies prematurely from cardiovascular disease. “All the money raised will be used to fund the science that can help us win the fight against heart disease and stop devastating the lives of so many families.” By dialling 999, and performing CPR immediately, you can help give someone the best possible chance of survival. If your company or workplace would like to get involved, to help the BHF fund vital research and join our nation of life savers by taking part in CPR training, please contact Hannah Miller on 07714 069130 or email millerh@bhf.org.uk. Secondary schools can apply for free CPR training kits via www.bhf.org. uk/heart-health/how-to-savea-life/cpr-kits or by contacting Hannah Miller.

Is your business looking for that perfect cultural match?

Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 team are looking for local businesses to create some new cultural relationships across the district. With so many fantastic events being created for the Year of Culture in 2019, the team behind the year- long celebration of culture are setting up a ‘cultural matchmaking service’ to link businesses with cultural partners. Over 150 separate events are already being planned for the Year of Culture with more anticipated. Each event offers a unique oppor-

tunity for a business to align itself with a particular community or event and to raise its profile and build brand awareness. Horsham District Council is a major sponsor of the Year of Culture and Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens has already declared itself a headline sponsor, but businesses are also being invited to become part of this opportunity by letting the Year of Culture team know if they’re interested in sponsoring one or more of the featured events. The team will then work with the business to match them to a cultural event. There are three matchmaking levels, all of which offer different levels of promotion and benefits, details of which are on the website, with packages starting at £500. These particular sponsorship packages will only be available to businesses contacting the team during the month of February 2018. Horsham District Council’s

Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture Cllr Jonathan Chowen said: “I would encourage as many businesses as possible to come forward and become involved in this one off opportunity to highlight their company’s presence in the local community and wider. “Events provide a great platform to showcase your brand, launch new initiatives and provide networking opportunities to forge future business relationships and we believe the quality events we have lined up could provide the perfect match for your business”. For more information on how the cultural partnerships can work for your business, visit www. hdculture2019.co.uk and click on the ‘sponsorship’ tab. Comments? Questions? Contact us via yearofculture2019@horsham.gov.uk or call 01403 215060/ 01403 21516. Follow Horsham District Culture 2019 on social media @HDculture2019 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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Horsham’s Scissors Hair Salon celebrates 40 year anniversary!

Business Martin Read - Sports Reporte Horsham’s Scissors salon provides a full range of much appreciated hairdressing services for all the family – and, unusually, it is a proper local facility, not part of a chain franchise. The salon has stood the test of time, recently notching up its 40th anniversary, introducing and developing hairdressing progressions along the way. Chris Scott opened the business in 1977, by which time he was already an experienced professional, telling the District Post: “My home was in Horsham and at 17 I secured an apprenticeship in a salon, where I was lucky to work with John, a London stylist, from whom I learned plenty by attending to his high class clientele. I then completed my training at a dedicated hairdressing academy in London’s Tottenham Court

There are no secrets to success just the hard working commitment to the profession and our lovely clients Road before branching out on my own as a freelance, beginning by cutting the hair of my mother’s friends. Later, after I married Patricia we opened Scissors, living on the premises for 18 years where we brought up our two boys, and over the years we’ve seen many salons come and go, placing us as one of Horsham’s longest surviving hairdressers.” Chris is very conscious of the need to keep ahead of the ever changing world of hair trends, and, as a member of the professions’ National Hairdressing

Federation, has always attended trade shows and seminars, enhancing skills and knowledge among the biggest names in the business. He treasures the loyalty of long-standing regular clients, some of whom have supported Scissors from the outset, many travelling long distances to savour what the salon provides. Chris also values the expertise and warmth of his accomplished stylists – Julie, Emma and Anna – all of whom trained with Scissors while going through hairdressing college and have stayed with the salon for many years - also Sandra, who trained as a mature student. They all work with Chris as good friends as a versatile very

experienced team. Chris Scott adds: “There are no secrets to success – just the hard working commitment to the profession and our lovely clients, from fashion conscious girls or guys to mature ladies or gents and children. We can offer hair and scalp conditioning and have a full range of family services from a wash and re-shape, re-style, cut/ blow, blow drying and setting to a full head/ part head of high or low lights, tinting, perming and beauty care, all using top quality products (which can be purchased at the salon). We ensure that every client can walk into our salon and enjoy a relaxing welcome, followed by great service – at our advantageous prices.” Scissors is genuinely a cut above the competition and, judging by the feedback from clients at the salon, they are pleased to be able to support a truly local, caring business. At Scissors there is ample on street parking and there is a 25% discount for clients making their first visit – a real snip! Chris sums up with: “I’ve been in the business all my life and our clients tell us that at Scissors we’re giving them what they want and need so, we’re very happy to continue doing that!” Scissors, 26 Purton Road, Horsham, RH12 2HA – 01403 262503 – www.scissors-hair-salon. co.uk – Monday – Saturday 9.00 to 5.00.

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Entertainment Horsham District Gig Guide 16/02/2018 Friday 16th September Fidget

The Overtures Railway Inn, Billingshurst Wildwood Golf & Country 21:00 Club, Cranleigh 18:00 T Slammers Soul Band The BarleyRocks Mow, Presents: Tandridge Horsham

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THE TOONS 20:00 Carfax Bandstand 13:00 til 15:00 Wagon Wheel The Shelley17th Arms, Saturday Broadbridge Heath September 20:30 Horsham Rocks Presents The Tony Stone Band Horsham Bandstand, The The Red Lyon, Slinfold Carfax, Horsham 20:30 11:00 til 16:00 Saviours of Soul Nell Bryden The Malt Shovel, Horsham The Capitol Theatre, Hor20:30 sham Crossfire 19:30 The Bedford, Horsham Larger Than Life Duo 20:30 Goffs Park Social Club, Crawley 20:30 Hounds of Sound Broadbridge Heath Village Acoustic showcases Centre, Broadbridge Heath The Surrey Oaks, 20:00 Newdigate Quo-caine 20:00 The Mulberry, Acoustic OpenGoring Mic Night 20:30 The Jolly Tanners, Black Heart Angel Staplefield The Malt Shovel, Horsham 20:00

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More Great Comedy at The Capitol, Horsham The dark winter nights are still with us, and that much needed pick-me-up, courtesy of Barnstormers Comedy, is on the way once more. Although an excuse isn’t really required, it’s also close enough to Valentines’ Day to warrant bringing that special person along as a late treat. The bonus? Somebody else will keep them amused on your behalf, for the best part of the night. As usual, three top circuit acts will be gracing the Capitol stage with resident host, Kevin Precious, on hand to oversee the proceedings. This month’s trio of mirthmakers include: slick wordsmith Danny Ward, ‘Wordy but

accessibly so, he throws in sneaky puns and well-hidden one-liners that reward the attentive listener without alienating anyone that missed them. It’s clever stuff.’ Chortle; the endearingly cynical Nick Dixon ‘Well worth looking out for’ - Jason Manford ; and wonderfully amiable grouch Pierre Hollins, ‘An unsung hero. Don’t miss this true professional at work’ - Time Out. Performance: Sunday 18 February, The Capitol Horsham. Tickets: £10 in advance (£12 at the door), available from The CapitolBox Office: 01403 750220 or online: http://www.thecapitolhorsham.com/

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Chinese New Year Extravaganza

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Join the celebration as Chinese New Year lands in Crawley with a unique and exciting show of cultural spectacle. Coming to The Hawth on Tuesday 27 February to celebrate the biggest festive event of the Chinese calendar, the Extravaganza features a team of performers showcasing amazing Chinese performing arts. From the cheerful spirit of the auspicious Lion Dance, to the majestic and awe-inspiring contortionists, the show is a colourful display of Chinese cultural tradition.

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South Saxon Beardsmen Gathering The Malt Open MicShovel, Night Horsham 12:00 til 18:00 The Cock Inn, Southwater, Open Mic night Horsham The Shelley Arms, Broad20:00 bridge Heath 19:30 Riverboat Shuffle Horsham Open MicSports night Club, Horsham The Star - Dorking, 20:00 Dorking, Surrey 20:30 Folk night The Emerald Club, Southgate, Crawley 20:00 Open MicOpen night Acoustic Mic Night TheJolly Bull Tanners, Inn, Henfield The Staple20:00 field Open Mic 20:30 The Malt Shovel, Horsham Blues Workshop 20:00 Northgate Community CenOpen Mic Night tre, Crawley George and Dragon, 20:00 Horsham Open Mic Night 20.30 The Royal Oak, Ifield 20:00 Acoustic showcases The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate 19:30

Witness the daring stunts of Chinese acrobatics alongside energetic kung fu performance, the ancient magic of Face Changing and more. This colourful and actionpacked show is the perfect entertainment for all ages to enjoy and is not to be missed! Performance: Tuesday 27 February, 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley. Tickets: £24 (over 60: £22, child: £18), available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 and online: www. hawth.co.uk

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Members sought for the world’s first disabled-led national youth orchestra Photo by Paul Blakemore

Society Music Award for its role in promoting learning and participation. SWOYO was the first of its kind, working with young musicians with additional support needs who play a range of musical instruments, including an accessible musical instrument called the Clarion that can be controlled by the movement of a musician’s eyes. Starring disabled and non-disabled young musicians, SWOYO has performed new music by composers including Liz Lane and Liam Taylor-West. The Barbican and the Guildhall School are ideal partners for the National Open Youth Orchestra as they have over 30 years’ experience of bringing together world-class artistic partners with students and communities in ground-breaking new ways to create inspiring arts experiences for all. Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning supports people of all ages and backgrounds

to engage with the arts, access some of the world’s most in- demand artists and discover their creative voice. Last year, Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning reached almost 80,000 people. Together, the Barbican and the Guildhall School create new routes for people to take part in the arts – from first experiences to higher education programmes and professional training – developing interests, skills, confidence and careers. The Guildhall School is also the UK’s leading provider of specialist music training at the under-18 level, with nearly 2,500 students in Junior Guildhall and Centre for Young Musicians, which now has six branches across England. Applications for NOYO are now open at noyo.org.uk to be assessed for auditions in May and June. The deadline for applications is Sunday 8 April.

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The National Open Youth Orchestra (NOYO), the world’s first disabled-led national youth orchestra, is now searching for young musicians from London and the surrounding area for its launch in autumn 2018. The orchestra is looking for disabled people aged 11 – 25 who have a passion for music and the potential to play an acoustic or electronic instrument as part of an ensemble. They could be musicians already or be proficient at using assistive technology and have the determination to persevere musically. With its vision of inclusive orchestras for the 21st century, NOYO is also inviting applications from nondisabled young musicians. The Barbican and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama will together be a training centre for the orchestra, helping to find potential musicians, host auditions and provide music tuition and rehearsal space. NOYO is also partnered with Bristol Music Trust and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, as well as local Music Education Hubs, schools and charities. National Open Youth Orchestra Musical Director, Doug Bott, said: “The UK is leading the way with the world’s first disabled-led national youth orchestra. Between now and April, we want to hear from young disabled and non-disabled talents in London and the surrounding area. NOYO will provide them with unprecedented support to develop their musical skills and realise their potential as part of an ensemble.” “NOYO aims to be a modern orchestra for the 21st century where diversity is a catalyst for exciting new music that combines acoustic and electronic instruments, transcending musical genres.” Jenny Mollica, Head of Creative Learning for the Barbican and the Guildhall School, added: “We are thrilled to be partnering with the first ever National Open Youth Orchestra. At Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning we support people of all ages and backgrounds to access the arts and we are really looking forward to meeting our young musicians. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a truly pioneering orchestra and we would encourage young people to apply.” NOYO was given the go-ahead thanks to Arts Council England funding following the success of a pilot programme, the South West Open Youth Orchestra (SWOYO), that has enjoyed performances at Bristol Cathedral, the Colston Hall and on BBC Radio 3. This year, it was awarded a Royal Philharmonic

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Theatre Review: The Case of the Frightened Lady

Jazz and Blues Night at Christ’s Hospital

Classic murder mystery thriller with a bang! chilling thriller delivers a traditional, classically acted ‘whodunnit’ esocial butterflies The story revolves around the Review Lebanon family. Rula Lenska (Doctor Who, Eastenders, Rock Follies), well cast as the pivotal ‘Lady Lebanon’ is desperate to preserve the family stock and determined to marry her son, ‘Lord Lebanon’ (Ben Nealon; Soldier Soldier) to poor distant relation, Isla Crane (April Pearson: Skins). Opening with a fancy-dress party, and set in the fortress-like lobby of the grand ancestral home, we are taken through a journey of MON 12 - SAT 17 FEBRUARY insight into each character, before Following the decade-long 01293 553636 • hawth.co.uk someone is murdered. The police success of The Agatha Christie are called! Cue Chief SuperintenTheatre Company, comes anothdent Tanner (Gray O’Brien: Coroer murder mystery venture from nation Street, The Bill) and his Bill Kenwright’s Classic Thriller sidekick Detective Sergeant Totti Theatre Company. (Charlie Clements: Eastenders) Written by Edgar Wallace, who begin interviewing the hesiknown as the “King of the Detant and understandably shaken tective Thriller” and the brains household. More murders follow behind the memorable film King the first and with an interchangeKong, ‘The Case of the Frightable and growing list of possible ened Lady’ opened at The Hawth, suspects from Lord and Lady Crawley on Monday 12th FebruLebanon to their various servants, ary. Adapted by Antony Lampard alongside emerging family secrets, and directed by Roy Marsden, the

we are kept guessing, resulting in an unexpected and applicably dramatic ending. The impressive set, designed by Julie Godfrey provides plenty of nooks and crannies for eavesdropping, and amusingly, sometimes surprisingly there’s often ‘someone listening’, adding subtly to the suspense. Creative casting treats us to some TV favourites, featuring, as well as already mentioned, Denis Lill (The Royal, Only Fools and Horses), and Glenn Carter (Jesus Christ Superstar). With some suitably dramatic jump out of your seat moments, courtesy of an impressive clap of thunder, and realistic gun-shot if you like your murder mysteries with an edge of old-fashioned fun then this is a must. The Case of the Frightened Lady is currently on at The Hawth in Crawley until Saturday 17 February, and continues to tour around the UK. For more information on venues, dates and to book tickets, visit: http://www.atgtickets.com/ shows/the-case-of-the-frightened-lady/

Earlier this month, top class jazz musicians came together with pupils and music teachers to create a phenomenal Jazz and Blues evening in the theatre at Christ’s Hospital. Trumpet and drums player Peter Batchelar, Senior Grecian (Head Boy, Year 13), said: “For me, this Jazz and Blues night, being my last whilst at Christ’s Hospital, was particularly special. The usual jazz café atmosphere was warm and relaxed with a fantastic programme of music to match. “A more intimate first half saw a range of small ensembles play some classic tunes such as the vocal duet of ‘Dream a Little Dream’ as performed by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’ performed by the Dixie band and ‘Comes Love’ arranged by Jules Jackson, the instrumental jazz teacher, and performed by the

senior jazz ensemble. “The second half opened in style with ‘In the Mood’ by Glenn Miller and welcomed the Big Band to the stage. Other well-known tunes including ‘American Patrol’, ‘Lil Darlin’’ and ‘It don’t mean a thing’ followed. “Throughout the evening, the audience were treated to some top class professional jazz musicians. Welcoming musicians such as Nikki Iles (voted best pianist in the 2017 British Jazz Awards), Simon Bates and Pete Cater to the School to perform was one thing, but having the opportunity to perform with them on stage, particularly in the big band, was incredible. I would like to thank music teachers Steve Titchener, Rachel Taylor and Jules Jackson (former pupil) especially for all their hard work in making this fantastic evening possible.”

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FAMILY THEATRE Feb 17 The Capitol: 17 Feb - The Ugly Duckling and other tales - 4 of Hans Christian Anderson’s most well-loved stories (aimed at ages 3-10)

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ARTS & CRAFTS Feb half term Squires Garden Centre, Crawley - CREATE & GROW: Paint a terracotta bee pot (for just £4.50). Free wildlife colouring in competition and a free gardening treasure hunt. All happens between 10am and 4pm during the half-term. For more information, please visit the Squires Garden Centre website

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Feb 3-17 February 3-17 A display of club activities in Horsham Library foyer. Club layout on display in Swan Walk during half term, February An illustrated talk by Geoff Burch, The Rambling Railwayman at St Leonards Church Hall, Cambrigde Road, RH13 5ED on Tuesday 13 February at 7pmic. Tickets are £3.00, available from the Horsham Museum.

FAMILY THEATRE Feb 12-16 Revolting Rhymes half term workshop The Hawth is offering a funpacked Revolting Rhymes Workshop, giving children aged 6 - 11 years old the chance to learn a new skill in performing, make friends, build confidence, have fun and finally bring the stories to life on stage in a show for family and friends on the final day.

CHRISTS HOSPITAL THEATRE Feb 28 This intimate show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power of books, and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas. Tomas hates reading and school, but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady . Tickets: Adults £10, Concessions £9, Children £6


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01403289709 or email: dpearson@thedistictpost.co.uk Planning Notice No 49 Little Dippers Pulborough RH20 2DB has submitted a householder planning application to Horsham District Council.

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 5th February 2018 and 9th February 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 www.horsham.gov.uk

DC/18/0287 Candytuft High Street Upper Beeding Steyning West Sussex BN44 3WN Creation of a mezzanine store over existing first floor staircase, the provision of new heating/electric services and associated internal alterations. Erection of a single storey detached garden room and construction of a detached part buried external cycle store within rear garden (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. Conservation Area. DC/18/0286 Candytuft High Street Upper Beeding Steyning West Sussex BN44 3WN Creation of a mezzanine store over existing first floor staircase, the provision of new heating/electric services and associated internal alterations. Erection of a single storey detached garden room and construction of a detached part buried external cycle store within rear garden (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. Conservation Area. DC/18/0121 Pendene Heather Way Storrington Pulborough West Sussex RH20 4DD Single story rear extension and second storey side extension Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Ancient Monument. DC/18/0210 Steyning Museum Church Street Steyning West Sussex BN44 3YB Erection of single storey rear/side extension Reason for Advert: Conservation Area. Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/18/0253 Old Bakery Bolney Road Cowfold Horsham West Sussex RH13 8AA Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of two storey rear extension. Reason for Advert: Conservation Area. DC/18/0251 Cote Brasserie 1 - 1A East Street Horsham West Sussex RH12 1HH Proposed reinstatement of the roof including repairs to brickwork. Reason for Advert: Listed Building. Conservation Area. DC/18/0252 Cote Brasserie 1 - 1A East Street Horsham West Sussex RH12 1HH Proposed reinstatement of the roof including repairs to brickwork. (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. Conservation Area. DC/18/0236 The Barn Thistleworth Farm Worthing Road Dial Post Horsham West Sussex Erection of detached double car port incorporating bat roost above and internal secure cycle storage (Full Application). Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. DC/18/0237 The Barn Thistleworth Farm Worthing Road Dial Post Horsham West Sussex Erection of detached double car port incorporating bat roost above and internal secure cycle storage (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/18/0283 Candytuft High Street Upper Beeding Steyning West Sussex BN44 3WN Loft conversion including the construction of new staircase, installation of a single rear dormer window and creation of a new mezzanine type storage area over existing staircase with associated internal alterations (Full Planning) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. Conservation Area. DC/18/0284 Candytuft High Street Upper Beeding Steyning West Sussex BN44 3WN Loft conversion including the construction of new staircase, installation of a single rear dormer window and creation of a new mezzanine type storage area over existing staircase with associated internal alterations (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. DC/18/0269 Danhill Manor Coolham Road West Chiltington Pulborough West Sussex RH20 2LH Erection of a part two storey and part first floor single storey side extension and erection of rear conservatory (Listed Building Consent). Reason for Advert: Listed Building.

DC/18/0234 Farthings Furners Lane Henfield West Sussex BN5 9HS Erection of single storey front and rear extensions. Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. DC/18/0270 Danhill Manor Coolham Road West Chiltington Pulborough West Sussex RH20 2LH Erection of a part two storey and part first floor single storey side extension and erection of rear conservatory (Full Planning) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. DC/18/0272 Pond Farmhouse Worthing Road Southwater Horsham West Sussex RH13 9BS Proposed repaving of paths to the front and side of the building. New driveway from parking area to main entrance drive. Repair damaged roof tiles. (Listed Building Consent). Reason for Advert: Listed Building. SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK APPLICATIONS SDNP/18/00617/HOUS Catsland Farmhouse Bramlands Lane Woodmancote Erection of two bay car port. (Listed Building Consent). Reason for Advert: Listed Building.

DC/18/0248 Smallham Farm Barns Kennel Lane West Grinstead West Sussex Conversion of existing barns to create 1no. self-contained, 3-bedroom dwelling including extensions and alterations to existing buildings together with provision of associated domestic land. Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

A copy of each application and the submitted plans are available for inspection on the Council’s website https://public-access.horsham.gov.uk/ public-access/ if you cannot view plans on line please call 01403 215187 for guidance. Any person who wishes to make representations about any of the applications below should do so in writing to Horsham District Council, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1RL by no later than 21 days from the date of this advert. Please note that any representations received will be made available for public inspection and posted on the Council’s website or the SDNP website.


House-hunting for 2018 has started in earnest

A house at Bellway’s Solomon’s Seal development near Horsham

Like most clichés it remains true: the New Year is a time for taking stock and making changes to your life, including where you live. For many people, the search for their perfect pad starts after Christmas and this year looks like no exception. Rightmove, for example, says that its early

figures indicate a busy start to 2018 – with visits to its website up by an average of over nine per cent between January 1 and 10 compared to the same period last year and averaging over four million visits per day. It’s a trend that housebuilder Bellway South London is also experiencing, with an influx of

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prospective purchasers visiting developments across London, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire since the start of the year. Many are first-time buyers looking to take advantage of the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme, while homeowners with a property to sell are interested in the benefits of Bellway’s Part

Exchange or Express Mover schemes, which take away the stress involved in selling a property. Nicky Chapman, Sales Director for Bellway South London, said: “Once the Christmas festivities are out of the way, people can then turn their attention to the future – and for many, this also includes looking at the possibility of moving. “The New Year is often a decisive moment for people making plans for the year ahead, whether they’re hoping to step on the property ladder for the first time, or want to provide more space for a growing family, and then we see real momentum during January to get the process under way. “It is a great time to move to a new Bellway home, with the property market across London and the South continuing to look strong and a range of incentives available to help make moving easier and more affordable.” Help to Buy enables purchasers to buy a new-build home with a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage. The remaining 20 per cent is provided in the form of an equity loan from the Government, which is interest free for the first five years of home ownership. For more information on properties being built by Bellway South London, visit www.bellway. co.uk.


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Horsham Cycling going from strength to strength

Cycling Martin Read - Sports Reporte Horsham Cycling is enjoying record interest with nearly 270 members, following 57 joining last year, new Chair Barbara Lefebvre telling the District Post: “We’ve developed an increasing range of activities in our commitment to be ‘a club for everybody’ – with a burgeoning junior section and more women members than ever. With a good mix of adult age groups, we’re focussing on skills training and cycle maintenance with the aim of making sure that we satisfy all members’ wishes. Ride leader and group riding training is being planned and other opportunities for members are under active consideration.” While the year round Sunday morning rides from the Carfax are a core activity – with seven groups leaving at around 9am, catering for different speeds and distances – there is a substantial programme of

events to suit all requirements with an abundance of professionalism, experienced know how and sociability on offer. There are weekends away – this year to Eastbourne, the Isle of Wight, and the ever-popular trip to Mouscron in Belgium, where rides and hospitality are enjoyed with their members, who have been invited to come over during the summer to ride with HC and attend their post ride lunch. Shorter Saturday rides have been introduced, too, leaving from Horsham Park conservatory, and another new feature has been added to the portfolio – road racing, through affiliation with the Surrey Road Racing League with a summer season including two sponsored club rides at the Dunsfold Aerodrome. Other events include the social group’s Down Hill Challenge and the annual Hill Climb, while inter-club Time Trials and Reliability Trials are always very well supported. A group of members also enjoy the Dunwich Dynamo, when

riders pedal through the night from east London out to Suffolk, where a well-earned breakfast on the beach awaits their arrival. And, members are free to come up with their own activities – outgoing Chair John Chaplin arranges an annual programme of themed rides – rivers and castles have been visited and, this year John is planning trips to WW2 airfields to mark the centenary of the RAF, John saying: “We’ve had a lot of HC members supporting the Worthing Excelsior Club’s ‘Winter Warmer’ rides and we network with other clubs, such as Crawley Wheelers, to engage in hard-fought but friendly competition with them, revelling in the camaraderie. We’re now affiliated to the Surrey Road Racing League and organise and manage at least two races a year as part of that affiliation.” Barbara Lefebvre added: “An HC member completed the Tour de Force – covering the entire Tour de France route – three weeks before the tour - in the same number of days as the professionals and he gave us a fascinating presentation on his experience.” There is something for every rider at Horsham Cycling, including off road outings – and a range of social activities, too, with pub gettogethers throughout the year and the Christmas dinner and awards evening. Non members are most welcome to come along to Saturday or Sunday rides up to three times before joining the club, Barbara summing up with: “Cycling is a great sport – I love getting out and about in the fresh air seeing things and staying fit outdoors and its great to do that safely with like-minded, friendly HC members!” Full details of Horsham Cycling activities and contact information can be found on the club website – www.horshamcycling.co.uk

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Atlantis Swimming Club have started 2018 with some incredible performances from its members. The end of January saw the Atlantis girls team top the table at the Sussex County relay Championships where the senior girls team of Zoe Cawsey, Lily Davies, Kate Windle and Eleanor Morris swam away with the gold medal and a new county record in the 4x100m medley relay. Some of the youngest swimmers at the club displayed real determination and the team of Sophie Rodwell, Sofia Velasco, Katie Mcnish, and Alexa Spicer also won gold in the girl’s 10-11 year olds 4x50m medley relay. Amber Ranson, Anna Sayers, Tessene Arezki and Kiran Sandhu also added to the Atlantis gold medal account. The relay event is traditionally a warm up to the Sussex County Championships that take part over three weekends in February. Long distance events kick off this period of competition. Some of Atlantis Swimming Clubs top male swimmers competed over a gruelling 1500m swim with 15 year old Oliver Etheridge winning gold in his age group and silver in the overall junior championships. Teammate Toby Van der Hut also walked away with gold and took the title of Senior County Champion. The girls long distance is raced over 800m and Zoe Cawsey added to her gold medal collection with another victory. February 10th saw the start of the regular racing at K2 Crawley. The morning started in familiar fashion with Oliver Etheridge winning gold in the 200m freestyle and Amber

Ransom continuing her backstroke domination winning gold in her age group. Senior girl Eleanor Morris, now back with spiritual home Atlantis, left the entire field standing and romped away with the 200m backstroke title in a time of 2mins 20 seconds. Breaststroke wins came thick and fast for Atlantis with Millie Weeden and Lily Davis winning the 50m events, Lily securing the title of Senior Champion and Millie Junior Champion. Young hotshot Ollie Colombo showed some fantastic form winning 2 golds in the 50m backstroke and 100m fly, whilst Amelia Wright pitched in with a win in the 200m breaststroke. Emma Harrison showed real guts winning the 15year old 100m breaststroke and in turn walking away as Junior Champion in the event. After an earlier DQ the determined Amber Ranson turned up on the blocks for the 50m freestyle and she didn’t disappoint winning in a time of 28.93 seconds and a Junior Championship silver medal at only13 years old! Eleanor Morris sealed the proceedings of the weekends competition comfortably winning the Senior 100m breaststroke and being crowned Sussex Champion in both the 100m and 200m breaststroke, a formidable achievement. Head Coach Andy Lobley commented, “it was an exciting weekend of swimming with some fantastic head to head races and after breaking the ladies 400m medley county record in the relays only a week before, I am delighted that all of our swimmers gave their all and we are looking forward to the final weekend of action”.

Fortune abandons Horsham’s as their woes continue Saturday February 10 – South League – Premier – Division 1 London Wayfarers 4 1 Horsham Men Hockey Martin Read - Sports Reporte When you’re down things conspire against you. In previous seasons when Horsham worked their way up through the leagues they had the rub of the green – not every game, but a fair crack of the whip, but this season nothing much has gone right. They lulled themselves and supporters into a mistaken sense of security on the first Saturday of the season when they beat Indian Gymkhana 5-0 – since when, cup apart, they have not had another win. There have been occasions when they have had the lead, but something has always snatched victory away and last Saturday it

happened again. The insalubrious surroundings of Battersea and driving rain on a municipal pitch drew the comment from Horsham Team Manager Al Campbell: “This was never going to be ‘festival hockey’ – conditions were tricky, but by half time we’d created a series of chances but couldn’t find a way round the tallest goalkeeper in the league.” Horsham had let in a soft early goal but had started to take control and were still very much in the game at the break at just one down. However a bizaare second half incident gifted an unworthy goal to London Wayfarers, leaving Horsham chasing the game. A long corner had been expected when Horsham keeper Andrew Isaacs diverted the ball into his own net, but a goal was eventually awarded, embarrassing the opposition officials and players, who were not celebrating because they

were convinced that the ball had been struck from outside of the D, invalidating the goal. But, the decision stood, allowing Wayfarers to go on the attack, from which they scored two breakaway goals. Cranleigh schoolboy Sam Bugler was thrilled to score his first goal for Horsham’s senior team, but the game was up, Al Campbell telling the District Post: “Another disappointment for us, especially as Henley – fellow relegation candidates – sneaked a rare win.” There are no easy games in this league, making unfortunate umpiring decisions count double. Horsham remain bottom with six points, four behind Henley and seven adrift from Milton Keynes. With six games left, mathematically Horsham could stay up, but they are in dire need of goals and points. Tomorrow, Saturday, they play fourth-placed Bromley & Beckenham – at Christ’s Hospi-

tal, noon push back. In the final weeks of the season Horsham take on MK, then Oxford University (5th), London Edwardians

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Young sports stars triumph at Set4Success ceremony

Youth Sport Martin Read - Sports Reporte The Set4Success annual awards ceremony – the ninth - returned to South Lodge Hotel again to celebrate and mark the achievements of our outstanding young sports people. The Set4Success charity supports talented sporting youth from Horsham District to achieve their potential and is part of the Rotary Club of Horsham, but managed by a separate team including representatives from Horsham District Council, Places for People Leisure, Horsham Schools, Active Sussex, Kreston Reeves, ATOM, Tactic Counsel, and some of our local sporting dignitaries. Each year around 25 young

people receive a financial award to help with funding towards training, coaching, competing, travel, equipment and clothing for their favoured sport. Successful nominees also receive concessionary access to local training facilities, Set4Success working in partnership with SportsAid to maximise support for young sporting talent, coordinating with national talent funding. The young recipients of the awards participate in a variety of different sports and the winners were: for Swimming – Amber Ransom, retaining the award won the previous year, for Football – Fynn Talley and Emily Orman, Basketball: Alexandra Baker, another previous winner, while Corlia Robertson, Marcus Rolfe, Ryan Elnaggiar, Zac Wake and Ellie Worrall took the

Judo awards, Harvey Claridge: Motor Cycle Racing (a new category) and Orla Brothers received the Althletics prize. Then, Harry Baker was honoured at the Athletics presentation and Caitlin MacGregor for Trampolining. The enthusiastic winners thrive on the possibilities afforded through the S4S programme, taking inspiration from those who have achieved success in their specialised activity and revelling in the opportunities to compete in amazing places through the Set4Success partnership. Horsham Rotary Club’s John Le Rossignol told the District Post: “Most winners are GB, National or County Champions in their chosen sports. Last year the charity received a donation from Neilcott Construction, builders of the new Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre, and, as a result, S4S launched a new award – “The Neilcott Trophy” – to be presented annually to a past Set4Success winner who has demonstrated the highest achievement in their sport. The Trophy was won by Issy Hayes, National Biathlon Champion, presented by Jade Lally, UK Discus Champion and Mike Goody, Invictus Gold Medal Swimmer, both patrons of Set4Success, and making a welcome return to the South Lodge ceremony. Applications for next year’s awards close on May 26 - if you match the criteria or know a suitable candidate then see www.set4success. org for application details.”

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Hornets unable to recover from two first half Casuals’ goals Saturday February 10 – Bostik Football League South Division Corinthian Casuals 2 0 Horsham Football Martin Read - Sports Reporte In challenging conditions underfoot and overhead at King George’s Field, Tolworth Horsham slipped to their third consecutive defeat – against high flying Corinthian Casuals, who had beaten Horsham 4-1 at Lancing in December. Casuals scored twice in the first half and successfully closed the game down to deny the Hornets a share of the spoils. Frozen areas of the pitch warmed up sufficiently

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to pass a pitch inspection but it was heavy going in slicing wind and rain. Horsham’s opening foray drew first blood with a corner after Tony Nwachukwu’s shot was turned away, but Curtis Gayler’s kick sailed harmlessly away on the wind, which also hampered Casuals’ keeper Danny Bracken, but George Landais was unable to take advantage. Casuals, though were soon in contention with a corner of their own, which was headed wide. Joe Shelley was then called upon to negate a Casuals attack before the Hornets broke through on the rebound, but Landais’ shot from Josh Street’s supply narrowly avoided the goal. Horsham were having opportunities, yet it was Casuals who took the lead, when, in the 24th minute, in a rare incursion Gabriel

Odunaike centred for Jordan Clarke to fire into the top angle of the net impressively. The same two players promptly threatened to put the Casuals further ahead, but Ordunaike failed to convert Clarke’s pass. Street then harried the Casuals, but Bracken was up to the task. A contentious goal followed, doubling Casuals’ lead when Odunaike put the ball in from close range amid strong Horsham protests for offside, but the goal stood. With Casuals now in the ascendance Ben Checklit put a threatening ball through, but it was sent away by Henry Watson on Horsham debut. The first half ended with Shelley’s header hitting the upright with Bracken well out of position. Restarting, Clarke fired over before Gayler got through the Casuals’ defence, only for his strike to go directly to Bracken. Further Horsham chances saw Shelley blaze over from a corner ahead of shots from Landais’ and Alfie Rogers being saved. Then, two Casuals attacks were thwarted by Pelling and Rogers and Toby House were prevented from reducing the deficit in the dying moments of the game. On Saturday the Hornets, looking to avenge December’s defeat in Kent, return to Lancing to play Dartford based 10th in the table Phoenix Sports. Cray Wanderers head the table with 69 points, one more than Lewes - who have two games in hand – closely pursued by Corinthian Casuals and Carshalton Athletic. Horsham are 14th, while Shoreham are bottom, 16 points behind penultimate club Molesey.

Horsham boxer Ben Gumbrell gives us his views on this Saturdays title fight

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Tomorrow night sees two British world champions come head to head in what should be an explosive semi final in the exciting world boxing super series. Chris Eubank jr defending his IBO world title against WBA world champ George Groves, its a fight that ignites the passion in both casual and hardcore fans, safe to say, many pubs and even cinemas will be full with people cheering on their chosen fighter. I caught up with Horsham boxer Ben Gumbrell, himself a 45 fight veteran and former belt holder to discuss his views on this forthcoming grudge match and anything else boxing wise that came up. First things first, i wanted to know who he could see emerging victorious, “Eubank will win, he’s quicker in speed and agility, i would even say he has more power. He also takes shots well, he’s a lot harder to hit than Groves is.” Groves got his hands on his world title at the fourth time of asking which has led to some wondering whether he has the longevity to keep pushing for glory should he loose on Saturday, Ben believes he only has a few options that would keep him at the top, “I watched George against Jamie Cox , it was a good stoppage but I wasnt overly impressed with the rounds leading up to it. For George to remain relevant, or at the top he will need to fight someone like Callum Smith or Gilberto Ramirez. Eubank Jr took his lesser known IBO title against Renold Quinlan but its his defeat to Billy Joe Saunders that most people remember and most want to see him avenge, its been 3 years since they entered the ring together and the clamour for the fight shows no sign of subsiding, Ben thinks it will happen and says it could be down to money rather than potential glory that determines if it happens, “I’m sure Eubank would love a rematch with Billy joe, with it only being a points win he (saunders) knows

he cant really hurt Eubank so may not want to take the risk, but like anything in boxing if the money is right its more likely to happen, probably later in Saunders career though.” Ben has referenced four British fighters during our conversation and I was wondering, as a fighter himself, who he enjoys watching, “I am a big fan of AJ (Anthony Joshua) and after being at Wembley, watching possibly the best live fight I’ve ever seen, against Wladimir Klitschko, I just have to rate him. I , like everyone else want to see AJ fight Deontay Wilder but I really cant see that happening anytime soon, so that leaves Tyson Fury as a potential opponent. Tyson isn’t ready yet after his time away from the ring but a solid year with a few wins could see it happen. It may match or even better the klitschko fight.” For many boxers they have someone in the trade that acts as an inspiration, or someone they want to emulate. When we get talking about ring legends Ben is quick to relay who he looked up to the most, “Joe Calzaghe, I’ve met him a few times through the boxing circuit and after seeing him beat Eubank senior in 1997 I instantly became a fan. I followed his career to the end and seen him beat everyone. He beat all in his path with fast hands and flurries of punches, for years he was underrated until he beat the american Jeff Lacey. That was his best fight.” So whilst talking about national and international boxing stars, i thought we should conclude with a nod to the local fight game, Ben won welterweight titles and captained the Horsham ABC from 2005 to 2013, who does he see coming through as a big name, “Floyd Moore, he is someone I fought in the amateurs and now he is making it professionally. He’s now ranked in the top 20 and fights in Belfast on April 14th. Hes certainly one to watch.” So before we part, I just wanted a final prediction for Saturday night, (Im a Eubank fan regardless but would like to tie Ben down to a method of victory)......”it’s a KO round 10 or 11”

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Aaron Jeal Saturday February 10th Macron Store Southern Combination Football League – Premier Division Eastbourne United AFC 0 5 Horsham YMCA Football Martin Read - Sports Reporte Although Eastbourne United’s pitch at The Oval was a squelchy quagmire it was declared fit for play, but in unrelenting rain it became increasingly difficult for the players to remain upright, with puddles preventing passes from reaching their destination. So, while YM might have scored more – they had nine unfulfilled corners – they did well to come away with five goals, and another clean sheet for keeper Aaron Jeal, again benefiting YM’s goal difference. The Oval has not been a happy hunting ground for YM in recent seasons and although United now find themselves flirting with relegation, they made the early running with a corner and the lion’s share of possession, but they were off target on the bumpy pitch with variable bounce. YM worked their way into the game, earning two corners, in between which Dan Evans shot wide – until, in the 14th minute, Phil

Callum Jeal Johnson broke through and fired home to open the scoring. Playing in a red strip to combat United’s white, YM and the opposition were getting muddy – and United were getting dirtier, culminating in them being reduced to 10 men mid way through the half, the ref having no hesitation in showing a red card. Another YM corner came and went before United did penetrate the defence, but, in a one on one, their attempt was well adrift. YM Captain Ash Dugdale then ended up face down in the mud, and after receiving treatment for a strain, played on ahead of YM being awarded a penalty, nonchalantly slotted in by Luke Gedling. Sam Schaaf then burst through, only to be judged offside, the first half ending with United squandering a close range free kick, which went harmlessly past the goal. Resuming, YM immediately went three up, courtesy of a United own goal. Four YM corners followed in quick succession, Johnson was surging forward only to be floored without sanction, then Schaaf hit the bar. Another YM goal looked certain and it came in the 71st minute when Schaaf was given space and, considering the state of the pitch and the elements, unleashed a surprisingly clean and unstop-

pable strike into the top right of the net, the atrocious conditions being described by Ash Dugdale as: “The worst of the season by a mile!” It was getting dark with rain sweeping down the ground causing fears that the game might not be allowed to finish – United were calling for it to be abandoned. But, it ran its course and with such a commanding lead Manager Peter Buckland had the luxury of bringing off Dugdale and Johnson and it was 16 year old substitute Callum Jeal who put the icing on the cake when he sure-footed home Dave Brown’s cross with 10 minutes remaining. Dan Evans and Schaaf were unable to finalise opportunities and a YM appeal for a penalty went unheeded, but it mattered not - YM had long since bagged the three points for an overwhelming win. The final whistle came as a relief for all concerned, with one especially happy player – Callum Jeal who, after scoring hatfuls of goals for YM junior sides, was delighted to open his account with the first team. Soaked and muddy, but grinning from ear to ear Callum told the District Post: “That was fantastic, really great!” YM Manager Peter Buckland summed up with: “Another great win for us – we adapted to the conditions far better.” YM return to action on Saturday week with a trip to the coast – against 17th in the table Worthing United, whom they beat 5-0 at Gorings Mead in August and 3-1 in the Peter Bentley Cup in September. YM are now six points clear of Haywards Heath at the top of the table, Heath having two games in hand – the clubs are due to meet in an away game in April. Meanwhile Littlehampton Town are bottom, below Hassocks.

Horsham Football Club appoint new Commercial Director Football Martin Read - Sports Reporte Paul Osborn has been appointed Commercial Director of Horsham Football Club, in succession to Andy Thompson. After thanking Andy for his contribution, the club’s CEO John Lines told the District Post: “I’m really pleased, Paul has good business acumen and a proven track record and he’s already done a great job on our committee raising commercial income for the club. He took the lead role in co-ordinating the club’s highly successful Christmas draw, raising over £1,000 each for Horsham Football Club and Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. The board recognises that we have a real opportunity to significantly increase the club’s commercial profile and income, and Paul will head that up at board level.” And, Paul told us: “I’ve been a long term supporter of the club, and our new clubhouse will be a real asset. We’ve got new residents and new businesses in the town and when top local football returns we’ll have an excellent facility for a range of activities including business meetings, so I feel very ambitious about what we could achieve.” Recently retired Paul has run his own business and has worked successfully with public and private companies, helping them to improve their enterprises. The club has also benefitted from Paul’s hard work in securing match day and match ball sponsorship for each of Horsham’s fixtures at their temporary Culver Road,

Shoreham base. Paul added: “I’m delighted to be given this opportunity to support the club as we enter an exciting new phase in our long history. Throughout my working life I’ve focussed on helping businesses of all sizes to improve their performance and as Commercial Director I plan to work with the many national and local companies and organisations, who I believe will want to be part of us becoming a genuine community club of which Horsham can be proud. For the first time in ten years the club will be able to enjoy the security of owning its own prestigious ground, and if we can develop the commercial side of our activities by working closely with supporters, advertisers and sponsors we will be able to add the icing on the security cake. More revenue coming in will enable us to look at how the entire club can benefit to fulfil our heightened aspirations, both on and off the field.”

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