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Business as usual as Piries Place redevelopment is well underway Horsham’s multi million pound redevelopment of Piries Place is now well underway and is set to ultimately transform the area. Piries Place is an important town centre location for both day time and evening visitors. The regeneration will create a high quality shopping and leisure offer for residents, visitors and businesses which will enhance the existing town centre with the development of a new three screen Everyman cinema, a 92-bed Premier Inn hotel and a range of new restaurant and retail outlets. As the redevelopment work continues it is still very much “business as usual” on the east side of the town as existing retailers and restauranteurs continue to trade in the area. Developers Reef are now in discussion with a number of new retailers and restauranteurs who have expressed an interest in coming to the area, including the Brasserie White Company (Raymond Blanc gastro pub) who have committed to occupying the largest restaurant unit which will front onto the Carfax. On 18 June the existing car park at Piries Place will close to be demolished and replaced by a new modern car park on the same site. The new car park will have more spaces which will be wider than

the spaces in the existing car park, with easier access, which will significantly improve the customer experience. Whilst the new car park is being constructed the Council has organised for additional parking spaces to be made available to the public at its offices at Parkside, Chart Way and in the Dukes Square Car Park behind the Drill Hall in Denne Road. Additionally, a further 33 car parking spaces will be available in the Hurst Road Car Park (Pavilions In The Park) as the reconfiguration of this car park is scheduled to be complete as the Piries Place car park closes. Toilets during this redevelopment phase will be available at the Capitol, the Forum, the bus station, Pavilions In The Park Leisure Centre (full disabled access Changing Places provision) and Swan Walk Shopping Centre. Please note that in Swan Walk Shopping Centre the toilets have been relocated to the top of Springfield Court Mall near Wilkinsons until further notice. The redevelopment of the car park and shopping and leisure area are set to be completed by mid- 2019. Commenting on this major redevelopment, Cabinet Member for the Local Economy Cllr Gordon Lindsay said: “We look forward to the con-

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Hundreds of women united against cancer on Sunday by taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Horsham Park. Over 650 women of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes showed their incredible commitment to the cause as they took their place at the start line to help beat cancer sooner. Now organisers of the 5k event are sending a heart-felt message of thanks to everyone who took part and all their supporters. And they’re asking them to make every step count by paying in their sponsorship money as soon as possible so that it can be used to fund life-saving research. Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half Marathon and Hiking events which raises millions of pounds every year to find new ways to tackle cancer. Jessica Edwards, Cancer Research UK’s Horsham Events Manager, said: “Life-saving research is being funded right now thanks to people like the women

of Horsham who join the fight at Race for Life. “By taking part and raising money, our participants play a crucial role in helping to turn discoveries made in the lab into new, better treatments for patients in Horsham and across the UK and we’d like to thank everyone who took part in the event on Sunday. “The atmosphere on the day was hugely moving - full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter - as people came together to remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those dear to them who have survived. Race for Life offers a unique opportunity for like-minded ladies to unite against a disease that affects us all in some way. “Now we’re asking everyone who took part, and all the friends, family and colleagues who pledged to sponsor them, to return the money they’ve raised as soon as possible. Money raised - whether it’s £10 or £100 - will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.”

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. Dr Áine McCarthy, Cancer Research UK’s Senior Science Communications Officer, said: “There are over 200 types of cancer and we need continued investment in research to help us find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat them all. That’s why we need everyone who took part in Race for Life in Horsham to take the vital last step by returning their sponsorship money so that our scientists, doctors and nurses can continue to make vital strides forward in research.” Sponsorship money can be paid online, by phone, by cheque or in person at a Cancer Research UK shop. For information on returning sponsorship money, or to make a donation, visit raceforlife.org

Following last night’s meeting of Horsham District Council, a new Chairman has been elected. Cllr Peter Burgess was elected Chairman of Horsham District Council for the civic year 2018 to 2019 at the Council’s Annual Meeting in Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham on Wednesday 23 May 2017. Cllr Kate Rowbottom was appointed the Vice Chairman of the Council. Cllr Burgess has been the Interim Chairman of the Council since the sad passing of previous Chairman Cllr Roger Clarke in March 2018. Commenting on his election, Cllr Burgess said: “I am deeply honoured to be elected Chairman of Horsham District Council for the coming year. “We all know how special the Horsham district is with its beautiful countryside and South Downs and our historic market towns and villages. It’s the envy of many other districts. “I look forward over the coming year to meeting as many people as possible across Horsham district – those who work tirelessly in the voluntary sector and in support of our local charities, those who provide jobs and work here and those who study, teach and live here as well as those in the Armed Forces and those who keep us safe – the police, fire and the ambulance services.”

Broadbridge Heath church unveils new mural St. John’s Church in Broadbridge Heath commissioned local artist and book illustrator, Nicola Bridgman, to create a mural for the church hall, which was unveiled on Sunday (3 June), by Rev. Paddy Beresford. The mural is in honour of his 6 years’ service to the church, and in appreciation of the love and dedication that he and his wife have brought to both the church and to the village community. It is his upcoming retirement in September that St. John’s has marked with this occasion. The church committee had thought that an artwork would add vibrancy and attraction to the hall; the colourful mural measures 6m long and 1.5m high. The inspiration for the work came from Pieter Bruggel’s painting ‘The Blue Cloak’ in which he portrayed

more than 100 Dutch proverbs. Nearly 500 years later, Nicola Bridgman, who has given freely of her time to creating this work, has depicted nearly 30 of Christ’s parables in one scene. For this work, Nicola has used a graphics tablet and digital pen. She explained: “There is a multitude of artist tools; brushes, charcoals, pastels, pens and pencils, with so many options and settings that make any style and medium possible in digital format. I was able to sketch the mural directly in the software to build up layers of the various characters and cameo scenes to form the complete whole.” Local company, BEL Signs, have mounted and hung the print for free, as a ‘service to the community’ - their MD, Peter Bedford, also lives in the village.


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Horsham’s first Film Festival announced

Silvertip Films, a Horsham based video production company, are celebrating their roots by holding Horsham District’s first ever Film Festival as part of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019. Having worked for some of the largest companies in the world – including Thomas Cook, Sony Music, Universal Music and Mothercare - and some of the most well-known local names – including Bluecoat Sports, Horsham Time Well Spent, County Mall and the Springboard Project - Silvertip Films have seen some great stories being told in these videos; But now they want to showcase the fantastic talent they know is available locally... The nominees will be celebrated at Horsham’s very own (but better) Oscars Awards Show, at Christ Hospital School on February 21, 2019, which promises to be a night of glitz and glamour. Whether you work in Hollywood, a video production company, or have only ever made videos on your phone, the Horsham Film Festival is open to all skill and budget levels. The Judges will not be looking at

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what equipment you use, rather criteria such as: storytelling, shot selection, acting ability and use of location. The film festival has four categories for you to submit your entry to: Best Comedy: The funniest, wackiest, most off the wall entries to make viewers laugh! Best Drama: Move them, thrill

...the Horsham Film Festival is open to all skill and budget levels them or maybe even scare them - This is the category for storytelling at its best. It’s open to interpretation! Best Animation: Who doesn’t love animation - whether it’s hand drawn, stop motion or computer generated? Make it out of paper, plasticine, Lego or pixels - whatever you want! Best Documentary: Celebrate

the Horsham district and its places, people, and activities, within this category. Showcase their story, bring it to life on screen. Plus, the special “Your District” award will be presented by the judges to the film that they feel showcases Horsham District, its people or culture. The festival will be divided into two categories, under 18’s and over 18’s. For the younger generation, Silvertip Films will be taking their years of industry experience out to the various schools within the district, to look to inspire the next generation of filmmakers; With a separate awards show and prizes for the next James Camerons and Kathryn Bigelows of the film making world! The entry rules are simple, you must register to enter the event at www.silvertipfilms.co.uk, your film must be no longer than 10 minutes and must be shot within the Horsham District! For the full entry rules, please visit the Silvertip Films website. So, if you have a story to tell and want to be part of an event celebrating film, make sure you get involved! For more information on Silvertip Films, you can visit their website at www.silvertipfilms. co.uk or their various social media pages, or call them direct on 01403 221068. Silvertip Films offer a full video production service and have worked for various companies, including Sony, Thomas Cook, Bluecoat Sports and many others. Silvertip Films were awarded grant funding for the Horsham Film Festival from the Horsham District Council scheme ‘The Horsham Year of Culture 2019’.

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IS YOUR WIFE / HUSBAND / PARTNER /PARENT A POTENTIAL LIABILITY? Most people in Horsham work hard to make their money. Having made it they want to enjoy spending it, keep what they don’t spend and, when the time comes to depart this mortal world, pass what’s left on to their nearest and dearest. What most of them (us included!) don’t want is to pay unnecessary amounts to the Government or local authority – we’ve been doing that all of our lives! It requires careful planning, and families with a member or members approaching their senior years should do just that. They say ‘you can’t take it with you’, but the last thing you want to do is give it away senselessly outside of the family. Planning for the possibility of care Uppermost in many people’s minds is ‘care’ and paying a small fortune for it. As a concept, the need for care is a fairly recent one. But on one level we live in a world of ‘nuclear’ rather than ‘extended’ families, where fewer people have the capacity to care for their ‘old folks’. At the same time many more people own property – say what you will about Maggie Thatcher, her 1980 ‘Right to Buy’ act created a whole new class of homeowners who bought property at a deep discount, saw values soar and now have unexpected wealth. Whether or not, in a welfare state, we agree with the concept of paid for care, many more people have the resources to pay.

£300,000 ‘owned jointly’. If one dies the other gets the full asset. But say the husband goes into care and then the wife dies. The husband has £300,000 in his estate that the local authority will have every right to have first dibs on. The same would be true of ISAs or any other wealth. Independent accounts and ‘tenants-in-common’ If our family want to ring-fence the family wealth, or at least a proportion of it, for future generations, it’s best if they can create their own individual estate. In the case of property they should amend the deeds to show that they are ‘tenants in common’ – that is to say that each owns a proportion of the property in their own right. In the case of an ISA, if the family saves a total of £4,000 a year it should be split into two individual accounts, one in each name. It keeps at least half of the wealth safe. You need a will – but that’s not always enough Having a will is important, but you still need to be careful as joint accounts can circumvent a will. We know a case where a couple, faced with the wife going into care, decided to sell the home they had owned as tenants in common. The wife’s wish, in the will she made before she became ill, had been for her half of the property to be split between her son and two grandchildren.

Factor-in that the current older population is living much longer, and that diseases like Alzheimer’s are ever more prevalent, which eventually requires nursing care, and it’s no surprise that living to a ripe old age can be a poisoned chalice.

However, the proceeds went into the joint bank account. When the wife died the husband claimed all the cash was his because it was ‘jointly-owned’ – so he kept the lot. The son and grandchildren could have taken legal action but decided there was no point, just because of costs.

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On a ‘what’s mine is your and what’s yours is mine basis’, holding your wealth jointly with your spouse or partner is very romantic. When it comes to protecting the family wealth, it can also be a big mistake.

It’s not always possible for families to talk about these things and make ideal arrangements, although if you can have the discussion it might save a small fortune. As ever, if you need advice our door is always open, and the first meeting is free. Call us on 01403 337337.

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Horsham ushers in two weekends of fine art

The next two weekends see top Horsham artists open their studios, or get together at 15 selected venues in 15 postcodes throughout RH12 to RH20. The locations encompass Mannings Heath, Warnham, Billingshurst, and West Chiltington round to Partridge Green and Cowfold. If you enjoy the arts, it makes for a good day or two out and about. The work on show ranges from paintings, through sculpture, to jewellery in a wide variety of gton ool styles including classic figurative art, cubism, abstract work and 3D ‘found art’ in a cross-section of media. All work is for sale and the trail offers a great opportunity for collectors, or want-to-be collectors, to acquire quality work at ‘studio door’ prices. HAOS spokesperson Fleur Campbell says this is a great chance both for people to see a spectrum of artistic effort and for artists to get important feedback: ‘Our group is now over 100 artists strong, and membership is by invitation which ensures a high quality of work giving art-lovers the opportunity to discover a complete cross-section of styles,’ she said. ‘Better still they can get to talk to artists and get to understand how the work is made – artists love to talk about their work and don’t always get the chance.’ Studios are open from 10.00 until 5.00 at the locations shown on the map. For further information visit www.horshamartistsopenstudios. rown copyrightco.uk and database (2018) or lookright on Facebook at horshamartistsopenstudios

HORSHAM ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS We are an informal group of artists creating in a wide variety of disciplines and mediums, all living or working in the Horsham District. Our annual Art Trail is your chance to spend up to four days visiting the venues in West Chiltington, Billingshurst, Farlington School, Warnham, Horsham, Mannings Heath, Cowfold and Partridge Green, enjoying the work of some of the best artists and makers in the area as they open their homes, studios, gardens and shared venues. Farlington School

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Sunday Funday returns‘even bigger & better than 2017’ Spend £10 or more & we will pay for your parking! Mark the date July 8th on your calendar to keep it free ! Funday Sunday Horsham’s Huge Summer Family Event brought to you once more by The Rotary Club of Horsham will be back in Horsham Park on Sunday JULY 8 from Noon – 6pm and is even bigger and better than 2017 which, according to one family, was the ‘BEST EVER’. Entry is totally free along with many of the activities on offer. We are delighted that a number of top local companies are sponsoring the event this year including Wakefields Jewellers; Leonardslee Gardens & Mannings Heath Golf Club; Brock Taylor; Henfield Hire; and of course Horsham District Council. Bring the family and explore the wonders of ….. The Children’s Zone: with Mini Go-Karts, Bounce Mania, many arty activities, face painting, soft

play, slot cars, magic, music, and, for the BIG CHILDREN… Benson’s Incredible gigantic FUNFAIR. Have-a-go Sports Zone for kids and adults Including Golf, Basketball, Soccer hosted by Horsham’s Sparrows, Kung Fu, Karate, Touch Rugby, Cricket with Nuthurst CC, Judo, Cycling, Triathlon, canoeing, tennis The Community Stage with 6 hours of music, song, drama and dance hosted by BBC Radio Four star Chris Aldridge. Eco Zone will profile all things Green , whilst the Business and Community Zones present you with opportunities to meet community groups and local businesses. Our Display Arena will include a Tug of War competition plus performances from local group highlighting the incredible talent of Horsham.

Meet our local heroes and their vehicles at the 999 Zone The Funday Food and Drink Court will offer wonderful local and international food from a wide variety of street food providers, with Beers provided by Hepworths, plus a Prosecco and Wine Bar and a GIN Taxi ! Please note that we ask all organisations that are participating in our show to try and avoid single use plastics… and we would like our guests to try to do the same Thank you We are still hunting for TUGOF-WAR teams; any organisation that would like to use our Display Arena to showcase local talent, and local fundraising Organisations to take a pitch in the Charity Market. Email us at horshamrotary@ btconnect.com or call 01403 754005.

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Feed your compost, reduce your waste People in West Sussex are being urged to start home composting to help reduce the amount of rubbish they throw away. In West Sussex, almost 32 per cent of an average household bin is food waste, but did you know that a large proportion of this is ideal for making compost? As well as recycling hedge clippings and grass cuttings into nutrient-rich soil, home composting is also a sure-fire way to ensure you keep green and organic kitchen waste from going in the bin. Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “With recycling a hot topic in the media, lots of people are looking at other ways they can reduce their waste as much as possible. “People don’t realise that things like vegeta-

ble peelings, shredded paper and egg shells are the perfect addition to general gardening waste, which combines to make great compost which will help keep your plant pots and borders in tip top condition. “I would recommend that anyone, who has the space for a compost bin, invests in one, as they are a fantastic addition and can give you compost (and a sense of satisfaction) in as little as six weeks with the right conditions.” If you’re not already an avid home composter and want to do more to reduce your carbon footprint, why not get yourself a compost bin? West Sussex County Council is offering their residents a reduced rate on 220L and 330L bins. Find out more about composting and get your hands on a bin at: www. compost4westsussex. co.uk

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Local author debuts with a real Cliffhanger !

News Martin Read - Reporter Local author Cliff Comber has just launched his first book – Running for his Lives – and it’s a cracker. Drawing on his considerable experience when he was a police officer, Cliff provides a great insight into police tactics at briefings and how detective work operates – the thinking, the suspicions, the deductions and

the pursuit of justice. After scenesetting build up, a fast moving, tense page turner takes off with excellent dialogue and bandinage. Conversation is not always easy to write, but Cliff has nailed it. Principal character Dutch French was determined to rid himself of the nightmare memories of his childhood; orphaned as an infant when his father was killed in action, his mother’s subsequent suicide had a profound effect. Constant bullying and humiliation, combined with a disadvantaged lifestyle throughout his early years, caused his behaviour to deteriorate. However, all changed for the better when, following in his father’s footsteps, Dutch joined the Army, immediately enhancing his life. Due to an unusual but fortunate assignment, he meets and marries Melanie. During years of happy marriage and a long, distinguished military career, a number of near-death experiences fuel a conviction that he really did have nine lives. But, after using up some of these when surviving several life threatening incidents, he established a more peaceful existence. This, though was shattered when his wife is viciously assaulted and raped, triggering a series of fatal events, changing their lives forever. Running for his Lives is a very

imaginative and completely authentic work. When did Cliff first have the idea? “About three and a half years ago!” Cliff tells the District Post, continuing: “And, I worked on it, developing the story during that time and the events described just clicked into place.” The book tests readers with moral issues – clearly Dutch French has strong principles, but the lust for revenge takes over: what can he do to avenge the wrongs suffered? Drastic, secretive, but clinical action is planned and executed - will he get away with it? Should crime be allowed to pay? And, what happens in the sudden, chilling denouement? After his excellent debut novel what more writing projects does Cliff Comber have – is there another thriller in the offing? Cliff says: “It was a big job getting Running for his Lives onto book shelves – but I do have an idea for a sequel, so I’d love to explore that possibility!” Meanwhile, Cliff’s book is available from Waterstones in Horsham – and from Amazon, who describe it as ‘An explosive story of love, myth and ultimate retribution’. And, Cliff will be at the Cootes Farm Summer Fayre at Horsham’s Merryfield Drive this Saturday, June 9th – 2-4pm when he will be pleased to sign copies of Run for his Lives.


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Networking day raises thousands for Sussex children’s charity!

Sussex-based Business Management Consultancy, Business Pulse, raised an amazing £4,000 for Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity at a recent corporate networking event. Held on a glorious day in the wonderful setting of the Sussex Roof Garden suite at Goodwood Racecourse, the event was organised by Business Pulse’s founder, Nass, a long term supporter and Business Ambassador of Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity. Throughout the day, guests enjoyed a lunch and performance of a selection of jazz songs by Susan Fleet, accompanied by her pianist, Michael Hinton, followed by an afternoon of racing, with a raffle raising funds for the Charity. Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity supports children under 5 years of age who have cerebral

palsy, and other motor learning disabilities, at its Centre in Cuckfield, West Sussex. The Charity were privileged to be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant of West Sussex, John Nelson, CBE, who was kind enough to say a few words of introduction. Ann Wenn, whose son Sebbie attended Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity, was then invited to talk about the difference the Charity has made to their lives, and the positive impact this has had on Sebbie. She went on to say that, for them, the Charity is magical and they call it their place of hope. Pilar Cloud, Executive Manager of the Charity, said: “This Charity has been overwhelmed by the generosity of all the business leaders who chose to support us at this glorious day of racing at Goodwood. It was an honour to

have Ann and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, John Nelson, in attendance. “So much has changed for this Charity over the past year or so, and we would not have been able to relocate to our beautiful new home in Cuckfield, or to be able to support now over 40 families with access to free weekly hands-on early intervention sessions, music therapy, swimming sessions, as well as Outreach support in their own homes, without the incredible generosity shown by Nass and his Business Pulse network.” Since the Charity was established in 2001, it has helped more than 500 families across the South East. It receives no statutory funding, and relies entirely on the community to raise the money needed to ensure its services can continue. For more information about Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity services, please call: 01444 473274, email: info@dvlcc.org. uk or visit: www.dvlcc.org.uk. Early intervention services are held throughout the week and include additional activities, such as music therapy, swimming and sensory sessions, and an outreach service to support families in their own homes. To find out more about Business Pulse, please contact: www. businesspulse.org.uk or nasser@ businesspulse.org.uk

The Hawth celebrates 30 year anniversary

The Hawth first opened its doors to the public in April 1988 and ever since has offered a diverse programme of top quality arts and entertainment. Recently, the Crawley theatre hosted a celebration with some of those who have been involved in the venue from the beginning. The Mayor and Mayoress of Crawley, Councillor Brian Quinn and Mrs Sue Quinn, attended the

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celebration, and in his speech the Mayor praised The Hawth for it’s continued excellence and importance in the local community. Some of the many famous faces to have appeared on The Hawth stage include Richard Wilson, Alexandra Burke, Nigel Havers, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Eddie Izzard, Jimmy Carr, Nigel Kennedy, Marti Pellow, Russell Brand, Miranda Hart, Stephen Mulhern and Derren Brown. Hit West End musicals have included West Side Story, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Evita, Blood Brothers, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, Chicago and The Bodyguard. Visiting companies have included the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal National Theatre, D’Oyly Carte, English National Opera and English National Ballet as well as renowned international companies and performers from all corners of the world. The Studio has also featured many shows, performers and companies that have gone on to great success. Where else could you sit in an intimate 146-seat theatre and enjoy the talents of such little-known stars (at the time) as Jamie Cullum, Jack Dee, Julian Clary, Love Actually and Miranda star Sally Phillips, Neil Pearson (Drop The Dead Donkey, Bridget Jones), Mark Williams (The Fast Show and Harry Potter) and Rag and Bone Man. It has always been part of The Hawth’s philosophy to encourage participation in the arts and this continues to this day with opportunities to get involved in everything from dance, theatre, music, art and creative writing amongst many other activities in the Sway Dance Studio and The Loft. The 30th anniversary celebrations continue throughout the year, so please check into hawth. co.uk for more updates.


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No fault divorce-nine out of ten Local causes shortlisted lawyers agree..on something! for £500 funding By Nigel Winter, Partner at DMH Stallard And that is that reform of the divorce laws is long overdue. Incredibly the law hasn’t changed since 1973 – during which time we can all agree there has been a few social changes. The biggest problem is that currently in law someone has to be at ‘fault’. However, in reality, there can be very few who actually believe that relationships break down solely and exclusively because of one solitary party. Yet you still have to ‘blame’ your spouse or wait anything between two or five years. This preliminary step takes place against a backdrop of the courts rightly encouraging

parties to settle matters relating to finances and children amicably and indeed by way of mediation if possible. It hardly enhances the prospect when the whole process gets under way with one party ‘pointing the finger’ at the other and in cases of alleged ‘adultery’ and ‘unreasonable behaviour’ actually seeking a court order that they pay the other party’s legal costs! A great start? The calls for ‘no fault divorce’ have become louder recently with the family lawyers professional body Resolution, increasing their calls for reform. Whilst lawyers may not agree on everything, nine out of ten lawyers that practise family law do agree that the current law makes it harder to reduce conflict and confrontation. As a consequence of the ‘blame requirement’, some 60% of divorces in England cited either adultery or unreasonable behaviour as a ground for divorce, compared with a mere 6% in Scotland. And of those English divorce’s (the 60%?), well over a quarter admitted the

allegation, even though it was false, purely and simply because it was the easiest option. This must be wholly unsatisfactory. Indeed research underlines that blame-based divorce often aggravates feelings of injustice and recrimination as well as making it harder for the parties to put the children first. The solution? Resolution proposes reform of the existing law whereby parties can divorce on the basis that neither is at ‘fault’. This would simply involve one or both parties giving ‘notice’ that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The divorce can then proceed and after a period of six months, if either or both think they are still making the right decision, the divorce is finalised. Notwithstanding the speed at which law reform occurs (often painfully slowly), many family lawyers adhere to a code of conduct that strives to keep conflict to a minimum. If you are considering your own family situation, DMH Stallard run a family law clinic from their Horsham office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday. For more information call 01403 252492.

FREE FAMILY LAW ADVICE CLINIC IN CRAWLEY AND HORSHAM We offer a free 30 minute consultation at our family law advice clinic every Tuesday 1pm – 4pm, covering: • Divorce, separation and finances • Children matters (contact and residence arrangements) • Cohabitation disputes where couples are unmarried • Consent Orders • Options available on the breakdown marriage or civil partnership • Prenuptial agreements By appointment only. Please book in advance by calling 01293 596947. Crawley clinic: 117-119 High Street, Crawley RH10 1DD Horsham clinic: Lavinia House, Dukes Square, Horsham RH12 1GZ Alternatively, we offer a one hour fixed fee appointment at £100 plus vat (£120). To book a convenient fixed fee appointment please call 01293 596947. www.stevensdrake.com

Following the launch of builders’ merchant D.W. Nye’s second round of funding for its ‘Proud to be Local’ campaign, once again it’s down to the public to decide who wins the £500 of funds. D.W. Nye, which is giving away £500 each to four different community groups, and good causes, in the county of Sussex during 2018, has shortlisted three more causes for the second round of funds. It’s now inviting the public to cast their votes for their favourite. The group receiving the most votes will be declared the winner. There will be two further opportunities for residents to make nominations at later dates, which will be announced throughout the year. The three causes that have been shortlisted for May’s round of funding are: Slinfold CE Primary School A small village church school with 150 pupils. It’s looking to refurbish two satellite classrooms and will need £35,000 to transform them into inviting, pleasant places to learn. Unfortunately, government cut backs in recent years mean that schools have little in the way of money to carry out remedial works and finding funds is incredibly difficult. The school is currently running a fundraising campaign to undertake this work and £500 would make a

huge difference. Southwater Youth Project Who runs youth clubs, after school clubs and holiday activities for children and young people in Southwater. It would like £500 to invest in resources for its clubs including renovating the pool table, buying new pool balls and cues, and purchasing a Nintendo switch with games. Holbrook Animal Rescue A family run, non-profit organisation based in Horsham set up to help provide loving new homes for animals including dogs and cats. The £500 would go towards maintaining its facilities and helping to provide food and medical attention for the animals in its care. Votes can be cast in three different ways. Either by visiting D.W. Nye’s depot in Kingsfold and posting a token in the relevant voting box, clicking the chosen group on the poll that will be pinned to the top of D.W. Nye’s Facebook page, or by emailing proudtobelocal@dwnye. co.uk and putting the name of the group being voted for in the subject line. Duplicate votes from the same email account will not be counted. Polls will close at midnight on Sunday 17 June 2018. Nominations submitted after this time will not be included. The winner will be notified by Friday 29 June 2018.


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Entertainment Horsham District Gig Guide

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Purple Zeppelin make a welcome return to The Capitol Theatre

08/06/2018 Friday 16th September Ragged Co. Blues Band

The Overtures Railway Inn, Billingshurst Wildwood Golf & Country 21:00 Club, Cranleigh Jukebox 6 18:00 The Six Bells, Billingshurst T20:30 Slammers Soul Band The Barley Mow, Tandridge

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Horsham Rocks Presents The Bedford, Horsham Horsham Bandstand, The 20:30 Carfax, Purple Horsham Zeppelin 11:00 til 16:00 The Capitol Theatre, Nell Bryden Horsham The Capitol Theatre, Hor19:30 sham The Slammers 19:30 The Malt Shovel, Horsham Larger 20:30 Than Life Duo Goffs Park Social Club, Crawley 20:30 Hounds of Sound Broadbridge Heath Village Centre, Broadbridge Heath Blues Workshop 20:00 Northgate Community Quo-caine Centre, Crawley The Mulberry, Goring 20:00 20:30 Acoustic showcases Black Heart Oaks, Angel The Surrey The Malt Shovel, Horsham Newdigate 20:00 0:30 Acoustic Open Mic Night The Jolly Tanners, Staplefield 20:00 South Beardsmen Open Saxon Mic Night Gathering The Royal Oak, Ifield The Malt Shovel, Horsham 20:00 12:00 18:00 Opentil Mic Night Open Mic night George and Dragon, The Shelley Arms, BroadHorsham bridge 20.30 Heath 19:30 Riverboat Shuffle Horsham Sports Club, Horsham 20:00 Folk night The Emerald Club, Southgate, Crawley 20:00 Open Mic night The StarOpen - Dorking, Acoustic Mic Night Dorking, Surrey StapleThe Jolly Tanners, 20:30 field Open Mic night 20:30 The Bull Inn, Henfield Blues Workshop 20:00 Northgate Community CenOpen Mic tre, Crawley The Malt Shovel, Horsham 20:00 20:00Mic Night Open

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Featured in the BBC TV documentary “The Joy of the Guitar Riff” (alongside Brian May, Tony Iommi and Dave Grohl) Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. Many years have passed since the last UK gigs from the classic line-ups of both bands. Whether

you were lucky enough to have seen the originals live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians. In a “full on” two and a half hour show, complete with costume changes for each band, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically THE BEST BITS,

Comedy Beats brings Stephen K Amos to The Holbrook Club

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The Royal Oak, Ifield 20:00 Acoustic showcases The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate 19:30

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ALL OF THE TIME! Purple Zeppelin are four talented and versatile musicians with decades of playing between them, comprising thousands of gigs and sessions in the UK and overseas, selling out venues up and down the country. However, this is much more than just a great band performing all the ‘Greatest Hits’ - it’s a theatrical insight into these two giants of rock, complete with special effects, onstage ‘artistic differences’ and audience participation! The band are genuine admirers of both Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, and, with the accent firmly on entertainment, this is a night not to be missed, complete with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck Guitar and Theremin, and a very special Violin Bow Solo! Performance: Saturday 9 June, 7.30pm, The Capitol Theatre, Horsham. Tickets: Available online: www.thecapitolhorsham. com or from The Capitol Theatre Box Office: 01403 750220

Comedy Beats will make its second appearance at The Holbrook Club, Horsham, this month, following a successful show in November. Mark Coxon, the man behind its creation, was delighted to be invited back. Both he and The Holbrook Club are “hoping this one will be even better”. Mark explained why this show is sure to be another hit: “I have been a comedian myself for more than 20 years and I use the contacts that I have made over the years to put on the very best line up’s I possibly can. With most of our gigs, we have three of the very best comedians from the UK comedy circuit and a top notch compere. We pride ourselves on the quality of our shows, and I

always try and get at least one act on each bill with some TV credits. This show is no exception, as the headline act is the multiple award winning Stephen K Amos. “His TV appearances include Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week and The Royal Variety Performance. He has even had his own show on BBC Television, The Stephen K Amos Show. He has a particularly warm and charming stage persona, and, combined with his impeccable comic timing, he never fails to deliver. He is an act not to be missed and has real star quality. I think of all of the comedians I have managed to get to come and do one of our shows, I am most chuffed to have got him. I am really looking forward to this

one I think it is going to be a great night. “After the first interval, it will be the turn of Comedy Beats favourite Steve Best. I love what he does; he is a great visual comedian with lots of quickfire one liners. He has a very gentle style with a really silly stage persona. He is a lot of fun to watch. “Opening the show is the instantly likable Stefano Paolini. He comes from Brixton in South London. His parents were from Italy and he talks quite a lot about being brought up in an Italian family. He is great at doing different voices, which I guess is how he got The Dead Ringers gig on Radio 4. He also has the ability to be a human beat box. He has done quite a few shows for Comedy Beats now and he just seems to smash it every time. “The host for the evening is the exceptionally talented John Ryan. One of the most sought after MC’s on the circuit, he is equally at home improvising as he is delivering razor sharp material. He was one of the first comperes we used when we started the company. Years ago, the two of us had to split a compering gig over several hours for a Unison Rally in Trafalgar Square. There must have been 10,000 people there that day. If he can handle that, I am sure The Holbrook Club will be a breeze.” Performance: Friday 22 June, (doors open) 7pm (show begins) 8pm. Tickets: £12 (non-members), £8 (members), available either directly from the venue or online by visiting www.comedybeats.com

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It’s now time for ORCHESTRA OF SAMPLES

Addictive TV present their global project Orchestra of Samples at The Capitol, Horsham, this weekend. Take over 200 musicians from 30 countries and imagine they never met but are sampled, combined, and reimagined, to create new music of extraordinary unique fusions, crossing multiple styles and cultures. Six years in the making, duo ‘Addictive TV’ present their global project Orchestra of Samples, in which they filmed improvised recordings around the world, bringing people together through ingenious digital sampling, cutting and splicing where audiences see the samples on screen. Enjoy this musical journey without borders. Performance: Sunday 10 June at 8pm. Tickets: Available online: www.thecapitolhorsham.com or from The Capitol Theatre Box Office: 01403 750220

Blue County at The Hawth Aaron Benward (Nashville Unplugged) and Scott Reeves (currently starring in US series Nashville, and formerly General Hospital and Young & The Restless) combine country harmonies, rock, and traditional country blues, in a sound that has taken the American country scene by storm. Nominated for three CMA and ACM awards, the duo went on to chart with their first singles Good Little Girls and That’s Cool, and are now looking forward to playing a select number of UK acoustic dates, including The Hawth Studio Americana Night this month. Performance: Friday 22 June 7.45pm, The Hawth Studio Crawley. Tickets: £16 (unreserved seating), available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 or online: www.hawth.co.uk.


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The Hawth pays tribute to the Great Men of Music

HORSHAM ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS

This June, The Hawth will be paying tribute to some of the great men in music: Rod Stewart’s songs will be brought to the stage in charasmatic style in ‘Some Guys Have All the Luck’, the definitive Pink Floyd Experience ‘Think Floyd’ return, and the world’s number one ‘Eric Clapton’ tribute comes to the Studio. Some Guys Have All the Luck, Wednesday 20 June 7.30pm Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance as Rod Stewart; from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that has made Rod one of the most-loved performers of all time. Some Guys Have All the Luck charts Rod Stewart’s career chronologically, and highlights some of the significant strokes of luck which helped the rock legend during his stellar career. The show also features songs from Rod Stewart’s time with The Faces, as well as a full concert production in the second half of the show with classic hits, including Maggie May, Baby Jane, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Sailing, and You’re in My Heart. We all make our own luck, but some guys really do have it all! Think Floyd, Thursday 21 June 7.30pm This extraordinary band, dubbed the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience, are renowned for their stunning celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest bands. In a recent interview on LBC, the drummer commended Think Floyd and rather generously called them ‘better than we are’. Think Floyd pride themselves on faithfully recreating Pink Floyd’s timeless music, backed by their dedicated team of sound and lighting engineers and an impressive laser light show, this exciting production will recreate all the atmosphere, visual magnitude and musical excellence of Pink

Floyd live on stage. The brand new show for 2018 will feature the whole range of classic Pink Floyd from the Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Animals, and much more. Classic Clapton Unplugged, Saturday 23 June 7.30pm Acoustic duo Mike Hall and Adam Howells, from the World’s number one Eric Clapton tribute band, will be making a welcome return to The Hawth Studio in June.

Mike not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too! The band was formed in 1985 in Newcastle. In the past 33 years they have become something of a rock institution. Classic Clapton Unplugged will include many of the best tracks from Eric’s Unplugged album, including Tears in Heaven, Running on Faith, Old Love and, of course, Layla. The concert will also feature new acoustic versions of other Clapton Classics, such as Wonderful Tonight and Lay Down Sally. The whole of Clapton’s illustrious career will be covered, including Cream, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Blind Faith, The Yardbirds, Derek and The Dominos, and the solo years. Tickets: Some Guys Have All the Luck: £23.50, Thik Floyd: £25, Classic Clapton: £15, available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 or online: www.hawth. co.uk.

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Notice under Articles 13 and 36 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) order 2015 Proposed development at 49 Little Dippers, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 2DB I give notice that Mr & Mrs Happell have applied to the Horsham District Council to erect a single storey front extension. is appealing to the Secretary of State against the decision of the Council Any owner of the land * or tenant** who wishes to make representations about this appeal should write to: The Planning Inspectorate Temple Quay House 2 The Square Bristol BS1 6PN By 22nd June 2018 If you decide to make representations you should make it clear that you are an owner of the appeal site or tenant of an agricultural holding on the site and you should give the site address. *”owner” means a person having a freehold interest or a leasehold interest the unexpired term of which is not less than the seven years, or in the case of development consisting of the winning or working of minerals, a person entitled to an interest ina mineral in the land (other than oil, gas, coal, gold or silver). **”tenant” means a tenant of an agricultural holding any part of which is comprised in the land. Date of this notice 8th June 2018

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HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 Notice is hereby given under Article 15(3), (4) or (5) or Article 16 that the following applications have been submitted to Horsham District Council, registered between 28th May 2018 and 1st June 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

S106/18/0014 Land North of Heath Barn Farm Bungalow Billingshurst Road Broadbridge Heath West Sussex Approval of details pursuant to Schedule 3 (part 1) of the s106 Legal Agreement relating to the tenure of affordable homes on development approved under DC/14/1943 Reason for Advert: Section 106.

DC/18/1103 Hermongers Deer Farm Hermongers Rudgwick Horsham West Sussex RH12 3AL Erection of two new oak-framed barns to provide covered car parking and bin stores for two previously approved dwellings. (Previous planning reference: DC/17/2354). Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/18/1128 Ivy Cottage The Haven Billingshurst West Sussex RH14 9BS Demolition of existing outbuildings and erection of a two storey dwelling. Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/18/1148 The Bungalow Adversane Lane Adversane Billingshurst West Sussex RH14 9JN Erection of an oak framed conservatory to the front East elevation and erection of a single storey side extension to the South elevation. Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. Conservation Area.

DC/18/1129 Ivy Cottage The Haven Billingshurst West Sussex RH14 9BS Erection of a two storey side extension (Householder) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. DC/18/1130 Ivy Cottage The Haven Billingshurst West Sussex RH14 9BS Erection of a two storey side extension (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. DC/18/1110 Old Orchard Billingshurst Road Ashington Pulborough West Sussex RH20 3AZ Demolition of existing detached garage and erection of single storey side extension featuring rear balcony Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/18/1126 Atlantic House Jengers Mead Billingshurst West Sussex Installation of replacement windows and acoustic vents Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. Conservation Area. DC/18/1165 103 High Street Steyning West Sussex BN44 3RE Erection of a single storey side extension and various internal a lterations (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. Conservation Area.

DC/18/1164 103 High Street Steyning West Sussex BN44 3RE Erection of a single storey side extension and various internal alterations (Householder application) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. Conservation Area. DC/18/1157 Greenfield Farm House Charlwood Road Ifield Crawley West Sussex RH11 0JZ Proposed demolition of existing dwelling. Erection of a replacement two storey, five bedroom dwelling and detached garage with ancillary office space above (Amendments to previously approved DC/17/1517). Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK SDNP/18/02862/FUL Lower Chancton Farm Steyning Road Wiston BN44 3DD Erection of a Buttress to south wall to provide restraint to failing wall. Reason for Advert: Listed Building SDNP/18/01711/LIS Church Cottage London Road Hardham Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1LB Removal of existing log store roof and erection of a new roof (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building and Conservation Area

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.


Why 2018 is a great year to step onto the property ladder

Last month, as New Homes Week got underway (Monday May 14 – Friday May 18), fivestar housebuilder Barratt Homes issued its own five-point guide to reinforce the benefits of buying a brand-new home. The company, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, says low interest rates and the availability of schemes like Help to Buy make 2018 a prime time to get on the property ladder. Barratt Homes continues to be the most recognised and wellknown housebuilder in the country and has built more than 450,000 homes since its inception. It says owning a home is undoubtedly still an ambition for

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many people and it is committed to helping that dream come true at developments across West Sussex in 2018 and beyond. Barrratt Homes Southern Counties Sales and Marketing Director Lynette St-Quintin said: “Having been a key figure in the housebuilding industry over the last 60 years we’ve seen the market from every angle. 2018 is already shaping up to be the perfect time to invest in property, with buyers set to reap the rewards of a stable property market, low interest rates and great schemes to help first time buyers.” New Homes Week guide to buying new in 2018 1: Help to Buy This Government scheme has

helped fund more than 158,800 properties since it was launched, with 81 per cent of the homes going to first time buyers. Help to Buy is available on all new-build properties up to £600,000 in England. Buyers can become owners with just a five per cent deposit of the property value of their new home because the UK Government provides a guarantee of up to 20 percent. 2: Interest rates The property market is stable, with experts suggesting house prices on the whole should remain steady over the coming 12 months. Mortgage rates are still very affordable, and Barratt Homes expects that to continue in 2018. It is important to ‘stress-test’ your finances, making sure they can withstand any increase in rates - but experts are not expecting any major rises in the very near future. Because of this, there are plenty of opportunities for anyone looking to own their first home - even for those struggling to save for a deposit. 3: Stamp Duty The Government has abolished stamp duty for all first time buyers in England for the first £300,000 of homes worth up to £500,000 - making it even easier to buy. This has already benefitted 69,000 first time buyers and is estimated it will help more than one million people in the next five years. 4: Cheaper than buying a secondhand home

Research from the Home Builders Federation found that upgrading an older property to the same standard as a new build home could cost as much as £50,000. New homes are more energy efficient, saving on your fuel bills, and with a new home everything is brand-new – so no need to buy a kitchen, new bathroom, replace central heading, decorate, improve insulation or replace windows, guttering and rendering. New homes also have a 10-year NHBC warranty and Barratt Homes offers its own two-year warranty on fixtures and fittings which certainly offers peace of mind. 5: More choice As a five--star housebuilder with 60 years’ experience in the market Barratt Homes is well placed to offer a wide range of new homes, from apartments to houses, and in a great range of locations. This experience also brings many benefits to buyers, from being able to choose their own plot, house type, finishes and fittings depending on the build programme, to having numerous homes in a particular area to choose from. Barratt Homes Warren Grove development in Storrington currently has a range of three and four-bedroom homes available, with prices starting at £339,995. To find out more about new homes and home buying schemes, please visit: www.barratthomes.co.uk or call: 0844 811 4343.


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Henfield, West Sussex BN5 Guide price: £585,000

Wisborough Green, West Sussex RH14 Guide Price: £630,000

Loxwood, West Sussex RH14 Guide Price: £650,000

Horsham, West Sussex RH12 OIEO: £650,000

Warninglid, West Sussex RH17 Guide Price: £695,000

Horsham, West Sussex RH12 Guide price: £795,000

Loxwood, West Sussex RH14 Guide price: £795,000

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KNIGHT FRANK  KNOWS SUSSEX To find out how we can help you please contact us Brooks Green, West Sussex RH13 OIEO: £850,000

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Broadbridge Heath, West Sussex RH12 Guide Price: £950,000

Faygate, West Sussex RH12 Guide Price: £950,000

Rudgwick, West Sussex RH12 Guide Price: £1,100,000

Rowfant, West Sussex RH10 OIEO: £1,000,000

Monks Gate, West Sussex RH13 Guide Price: £1,050,000

Horsham, West Sussex RH12 Guide price: £1,050,000

Rusper, West Sussex RH12 Guide price: £1,395,000

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PART-TIME CATERING MANAGER REQUIRED Horsham Sports Club is looking to appoint a part-time Catering Manager (CIEH Level 2, Award in food and Safety in Catering) to work alongside the Club’s Administrator and Bar Manager. His/her role will be to provide for all of the catering requirements of the Club, including: Running the kitchen midweek and at weekends Providing for the regular requirements of the various sections Catering at Club Dinners/ Awards evenings Catering for event bookings at the Club, for example parties and wedding receptions Recruitment and training of casual catering staff Maintaining supplies and cleanliness in the kitchen The post is offered on a part-time salaried basis. It is envisaged that the hours will be around 20-25 per week, but flexibility to meet the Club’s requirements is the overriding consideration. Those interested should submit their CV and a brief covering letter to the club office admin@horshamsportsclub.com Weekend Bar & Catering Assistants also required

Personal assistant needed for lady in her 50 s wheelchair user with restricted mobility with accessing appointments days out ,and willing to do longer drives few times a year essential hence good driver with clean licence essential. The work also involves keeping the home tidy and clean and all aspects of domestic chores so must like cleaning. Must have use of larger car for placing wheelchair in the boot . Must be reliable and organised and can work on own initiative,fit and healthy to undertake above duties, friendly nature more important than experience common sense approach and must be flexible with hours on a weekly basis over 7 days. 9.50 per hour typical rate. This is a contracted 10 hour minimum per week position please phone: Horsham 01403 732724 to arrange an interview

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Roffey thrash Ifield to go clear at the table top Saturday June 2 - Sussex Premier League – 50 over game Roffey 266-7 (50 overs) Ifield 77 all out (30.5 overs) Roffey won by 189 runs – Roffey 30 points – Ifield 6 Cricket Martin Read - Sports Reporter With frail batting and a wicket of inconsistent bounce, Ifield understandably invited Roffey to bat and took an early wicket, but that was merely a vain glimmer of hope in an otherwise relentless drubbing. Rohit Jagota with 48 and Jibran Khan 58, both batting well again, took a particular liking to the change bowlers, with straight fours and sixes. Jagota subsequently fell to a superb low catch by former Roffey batsman Mike Norris, but 36 from Ben Manenti, 29 from Josh Fleming and 34 from Usman Khan kept Roffey firmly on course, until Paul Harrison twisted the knife with 3 long sixes and 2 fours in his unbeaten 36 not out. Two more former Roffey players, Andy McGorian and Dan Smith, each took two wickets, Ifield managing a measure of containment around the 30 over mark, but with the long, tufty outfield Roffey’s 266-7 was worth at least 300, probably more. Although Ifield have topped 200 this season, given the depth and variety of Roffey’s bowling, the target was well beyond the reach of all but the very best batting side. Ifield suggested that the target was 40 too many, whereas at the half way stage Rof-

fey considered 180 to be par score in the conditions presented. Aiming to peg back Ifield early on to push up the run rate, Jagota took a wicket in the third over and when he subsequently dismissed recent centurian Norris courtesy of another of Leigh Harrison’s stunning slip catches, Ifield had more than a mountain to climb. A suicidal run out executed by Manenti, accompanied by wickets from Alex Collins and Leigh Harrison then reduced Ifield to 22-5. Batsmen were coming in and out even more regularly than planes at nearby Gatwick, and a 200 run Roffey victory beckoned. However, having caught everything in pre-match practice, one of Roffey’s opening batsmen – not Jagota – demonstrated that his normally safe hands are not invincible by dropping four catches, but that did nothing to prevent Roffey’s completely overwhelming win, a brief late flurry being Ifield’s sole display of defiance. Roffey Coach Simon Fearnley told us: “We got a killer score, Paul’s cameo put the icing on the cake. Then we got among their batsmen and it was game over really.” This Saturday Roffey, now 2 points clear of Brighton at the top of the table, are back at home to welcome Hastings in the first round of 110 over league matches this season, then, on Sunday, Roffey travel to Birdham near Chichester to take on former Premier League side Stirlands in Round 2 of the Sussex Cup.

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Saturday June 2 - Sussex Premier League Hastings & St Leonard’s Priory 263 all out (50 overs) Horsham 267-7 (50 overs) Horsham won by 3 wickets – Horsham 30 points – Hastings 16 Cricket Martin Read - Sports Reporter At Horntye Park, Hastings were indebted to their young wicketkeeper Joe Billings – no relation to the England player – whose 143 was instrumental in their recovery from a wobbly 129-6. Hastings went on to post a demanding 263, only for Horsham, seemingly cruising to victory, to undergo a mid life crisis - until overseas player Mika Ekstrom smashed a six off the last available ball to grab 30 much-needed points. Hastings’ innings was a

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patchy affair, with seven batsmen failing to reach double figures: Billings run-a-ball score included 17 fours and a six, Josh Beeslee batting at 9 made 35 and Jake Woolley 24, otherwise Billings had little support. Jamie Thornely was Horsham’s most successful bowler with 4-65, while Nick Oxley and Paul Williams each took two wickets, Sussex’s Will Beer was unavailable after being hit on the head during a 2nd XI match at Hove and Tom Haines was unable to bowl because of a shoulder injury. Replying, Horsham lost an early scalp, but a 190 run stand between Haines, whose 110 contained 12 boundaries and a maximum - and skipper Michael Thornely (92, with 10 fours and 3 sixes) took them to 221-1, just 43 short of victory. But, both were out in quick succession and from 229-3 Horsham stuttered to 256-7 with eight still required,

the bowlers suddenly in charge and few balls left. Enter Ekstrom – after playing himself in with one ball he nonchalantly struck his second for a six between long on and cow corner to seal the win at the last available opportunity. Somewhat relieved Horsham skipper Michael Thornely told the District Post: “That was won of the best games of cricket that we’ve had for a long while – it was amazing! We deserved to win and it was all going to plan, but then I thought we’d thrown it away. It was a good team effort, though, with everyone playing their part. Back to back wins have really given us a lift, moving us up to 5th.” Six-hitting Mika Ekstrom added: “After Billings batted really well we showed great character to get back into the game through good bowling by Jamie and PJ (Williams). Then Tom and Michael batted brilliantly, and I thought I wouldn’t be needed! My first ball was short, so I anticipated that the last ball of the match might be fuller, and fortunately I read that right and managed to get hold of it – we only required three, but I just wanted to make sure!” Tomorrow (Saturday) Horsham return home to take on secondplaced Brighton, who made 303-6 to beat Eastbourne (for whom Hockley scored 111). For Brighton Sussex’s Phil Salt battered 172 with 12 sixes, while former pro Matt Machan made 65. After being bowled out for 149 at Fulking, Middleton are bottom, Preston Nomads winning by 9 wickets with 22 overs to spare. On Sunday Horsham host Cuckfield in Round 2 of the Sussex Cup.

Roffey silence Tunbridge Wells in the National Cup Sunday June 3 England & Wales Cricket Board National Club Championship – Round 3 Tunbridge Wells 125 all out (35.3 overs) Roffey 126-1 (17.2 overs) Roffey won by 9 wickets Cricket Martin Read - Sports Reporter

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Tunbridge Wells are fourth in the top flight of the strong Kent Cricket League and on Saturday they had bowled out reigning champions Beckenham for 90 to win by 137 runs, but they were no match for Roffey at the Crawley Road ground last Sunday. This was the Kent side’s second successive cup defeat at Roffey last year they were bowled out for 164, when Alex Collins took 5-10 in three overs before Roffey won by six wickets with more than 13 overs to spare, subsequently causing Tunbridge Wells to lodge a failed appeal for a replay because they were displeased with the wicket passed fit by the umpires, and which Wells had agreed to bat on during the game. This time Roffey’s victory was even more pronounced, yet, at 59-1 in the 12th over the visitors were well placed, but when they lost 5 wickets for 24 runs in 8.3 overs they were

mortally wounded, Roffey’s support bowlers Theo Rivers (3-21), Mark Pavlovic (2-12) and former Leicestershire wicketkeeper Paul Harrison with 1-22 doing the damage, Rohit Jagota returning 3-20 and fellow opening bowler Leigh Harrison 1-27. Roffey had the brakes full on and although Wells produced a dogged 37 run seventh wicket stand, they then lost their last four wickets for five runs as they slid to a desultory 125 all out. After tea, which Tunbridge Wells rightly described as fantastic – it was certainly more wholesome than their batting – Roffey hustled to a clinical win, Jagota scoring a rapid 50 before Rivers and Jibran Khan finished unbeaten on 40 and 29 respectively with 22.4 overs unused. Roffey skipper Matt Davies told us: “I had a few qualms about putting them in on such a nice day for batting, particularly as Barney (Roffey spinner Luke Barnard) is out injured, but I’m more than happy with the outcome, of course – especially after our great league win yesterday, when our three other teams also all won. A great weekend for the club!” The wicket was hardly a minefield, but Tunbridge Wells rued the absence of a quality spinner and said that, like many other clubs, they are finding it difficult to field a strong

side on a Sunday – but they did have Christian Davis in their ranks, who had made the record individual score for Sussex 2nd XI – 258 not out, against Glamorgan. A Wells supporter said: “We need to learn how to build an innings, we were in trouble yesterday but batted through it. This is not a happy hunting ground for us!” In Round 4, on Sunday June 24th, Roffey travel to the Rectory Field, Charlton Road, London SE3 to take on Blackheath, who won the National Cup in 2015. Blackheath are current leaders of the Kent League and last Sunday they came to East Grinstead and restricted them to 162-9 off their 40 over allocation before eliminating them by 8 wickets with just under 14 overs still in the bank.

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Thirteen teams battled in the annual six-a-side colts trophy at Cranleigh School, the event jointly promoted by Horsham Lions Club and the IDentilam Colts Cricket League. Two age groups were involved – Under 14s, with seven teams playing for The Horsham Lions Challenge Cup and Plate, and five sides in the U16 category competing for The IDentilam League Trophy. This was the fourth time that Cranleigh School had kindly hosted the event, the outstanding facilities inspiring the young players. Throughout the day teams from Sussex and Surrey clubs contested on a round robin basis with some hard-fought local derbies with most games going down to the wire in the 10 over matches. Ansty, Brighton & Hove, Lindfield and last year’s winners West Chiltington qualified for the knockout stages, while Barns Green A & B, Horsham and Southwater were in the Plate. Of the local teams in the U14 competition, West Chiltington beat Ansty in the semi final with a blistering 40-0 off just three overs and Barns Green B went through with Horsham in the Plate, in

which final Horsham posted 60-0, Ollie Haines scoring 41 batting with Harry Setterfield. Horsham then restricted Southwater to 29-2. In the Cup competition Lindfield were kept to 43-1 before West Chiltington knocked off the runs with nine balls to spare thanks to Charlie Tear’s 25 and 15 from Theo Trevelyan-Carter. In the U16 tournament Southwater and West Chiltington A got through to the final with level points. West Chiltington batted first, notching up 77-1, Alex Tatchell leading the way with 33, Southwater replying with 44-4. Horsham Lions’ President and Peter Garland, Secretary of the IDentilam League congratulated the teams for their feast of cricket and praised the umpires, scorers, administrators for making the event such a great success, paying particular tribute to the providers and organisers of the refreshments enjoyed during the day. Lion’s President elect, Clare Wilson then gave the Challenge Cup to West Chiltington and the Plate to Horsham and Peter Garland dispensed the Trophy to West Chiltington A

Enjoyable fundraisers at Cottesmore Golf & Country Club Golf Martin Read - Sports Reporter In her first year as Ladies’ Captain at Cottesmore Golf Club Horsham’s Heather Skinner is continuing with her programme of charity fundraising events, telling the District Post: “Our latest venture was to organise a very successful day of golf raising another £820 for the Heads On mental health charity. The event took the format of an ‘open day’ for lady golfers

from across various clubs in Surrey and Sussex. Aided by beautiful weather, the course playing superbly and spectacular views with the rhododendrons in full bloom, 71 ladies participated, ably served by 15 Cottesmore ladies. Money was raised through donations, a raffle, halfway house refreshments and stall holders who sold clothes, make up, handbags and other artefacts, kindly donating a percentage of their takings. It really was a wonderful day with

many of the ladies commenting on the simplicity of the event and the welcome they were given by Cottesmore stalwarts. Most important though, is of course the funds raised for this very worthwhile charity and I give heartfelt thanks to all those who helped me organise and run the event.” Heather added: “Quite rightly there is now a focus on mental health provision – one in four of us experience it at some point in our lives and most of us knows a

Photo by Heather Skinner sufferer. So, to mark this year’s 70th anniversary of the NHS, I decided to see what we can do at the club to support Heads On. They’re local, with excellent facilities at Langley Green, which they’re keen to develop further. They work in partnership with the NHS to make things better for those in need of help by introducing a range of projects, including provision of a gym to boost mental health, and other ways to assist patients and families – from across Sussex and beyond.” Heather started her programme with a coffee morning, followed by a quiz evening – when participants enjoyed a meal for a modest £12 and participated in the raffle. A little later a sponsored walk,

and a bike ride are in mind – and, of course some more golf related fundraisers, Heather summed up saying: “The golf day was so successful that Cottesmore management have already committed to run it again next year - on 20 May 2019 - meanwhile we’re having another quiz night next month - on the evening of Friday, July 13th, so come along and meet the nice people at Cottesmore, it’s a lovely venue and we’ll have teams of four competing in friendly rivalry for an exceptionally worthy cause!” Cottesmore Golf & Country Club, Buchan Hill, Pease Pottage, RH11 9AT 01293 528256 – www.cottesmoregolf.co.uk – www.headsoncharity.org


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