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Plans for Horsham’s incinerator rejected On Tuesday (19 June) West Sussex County Council planning committee at County Hall in Chichester decided, in an 8 to 4 vote, to dismiss the planning application by haulage firm, Britaniacrest, to install a “Recycling, Recovery and Renewable” thermal treatment facility in Horsham*. No Incinerator 4 Horsham community group, along with concerned residents, were present at the meeting, and cheered on the vote, brought forward by Councillor Barnett-Miles and seconded by Councillor Barton. Norman Clarke of No Incinerator 4 Horsham, David Johnson, Chairman of CPRE Sussex and North Horsham parish council spoke in opposing to the application. Local WSCC councillor Peter Catchpole also spoke to oppose the applicant. No Incinerator 4 Horsham commented: “Democracy is alive and kicking. We have to thank the 8 WSCC councillors that read the documents, questioned the WSCC officer’s reports and that of the applicant having undertaken their own research to substantiate facts. These

councillors acknowledged the visual impact of such a massive industrial building and chimney; the HGV impact on the roads and homes transporting waste to the site from other counties; impact on public health; cumulative impact; concerns over decline in air quality; and that the over 5,500 residents oppose this application.” Prior to the planning meeting the community group had already (on 18 June), with the support of NGO UK WIN and Campaign to Protect Rural England Sussex, submitted a formal request to the Secretary for State of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to call-in this application, which will progress, as it is inevitable, after Tuesday’s decision, that Britaniacrest will go to appeal. “It is felt that this application for a massive industrial incinerator is not of a national or county interest. The incinerator would impact the 6 counties the developer seeks to source the waste from, and so does not meet the West Sussex County Council waste plan.” Continued on page 2.



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Earlier this month a new Public Access Defibrillator was installed at business premises in Blatchford Road, Horsham. The defibrillator will help support the work of Horsham Community Responders who respond to incidents such as cardiac arrest and minor trauma. The installation was funded by local plastics manufacturer, Pentagon Plastics, and is based on the side of their building in the business park. This location pro-

vides easy access in an emergency and was officially activated on Saturday 2nd June. PAD launch In attendance at the launch was Hilary Humphrey from the Horsham Community Responders and Horsham MP Jeremy Quin. Paul Edwards, Pentagon Plastics MD stated, “We’ve always been a supporter in the community, working with football teams and charities, and when we learnt more about our local responders, we wanted

to help in any way we could. As our industrial estate has no existing defibrillators, we funded this installation with support from Lloyds Bank.” Local MP Jeremy Quin says, “This PAD site in Blatchford Road – Horsham Community Responders’ 21st – is great news. It makes our community safer, providing defibrillator kit which saves lives. Many congratulations to Horsham Community Responders – a small but very effective local charity – and to Pentagon Plastics for providing support.” The equipment is potentially lifesaving and having one on site improves a person’s chance of survival if they have a cardiac arrest. What is a defib? A defib will give a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall and is a life saving step once someone is in cardiac arrest. If you find someone in cardiac arrest, it’s important to call 999, start CPR, and check for a nearby defib. You can learn more about them from the British Heart Foundation, here. For more information, please visit Horsham DIstrict Council, which includes a map of local defib locations.

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Continued from front page According to a statement from No Incinerator 4 Horsham, “This would mean that the 230,000 tonnes of waste will result in over 81,000 HGV journeys a year across West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, London and Surrey, by virtue of the desire to build a large scale thermal treatment facility using moving grate technology to service the needs greater than the local area.” Britaniacrest Recycling Director, Chris Foss, said: “We are very disappointed that the planning committee members have not granted permission for this facility. This is in spite of the fact that the site is already operating as a waste management site, with no change in waste volumes or vehicle numbers being requested in the application. “Without this modernisation of the site, the recycling activity will continue outdoors, and waste will continue to be exported out of County and aboard [sic] which is truly disappointing. “We will now consider the situation and decide whether to proceed with an appeal against the decision, or just continue under the existing planning permissions.” *Application was submitted on 15 March 2018 - WSCC/015/18/NH. The previous application by the same company withdrawn was under application number WSCC/ 062/16/NH, which was recommended for refusal by the council officers.

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Horsham Sports Club celebrates their success as The Big Gig reaches record numbers Horsham Sports Club was the place to be this weekend, as nearly three thousand of our party loving community gathered to celebrate Horsham’s family tribute music festival, The Big Gig ’18 on Saturday 16th June. Following on from last year’s success, the club took all feedback seriously and delivered a slick operation from start to finish. With a large team of generous volunteers, led by Mike Manktelow (Event Lead) Chris Wassell (Chairman), Dave Baxter (Musical Direction) and Chris Shambrook (Bar Manager) the team worked hard to exceed expectations resulting in a superb day out for the whole community. With outstanding performances from Flairz, A Touch Of Little Mix, Forever Jackson, The Blunter Brothers & Pure Queen, held together with an expert balance of humour, interaction and frivolity from compere and comedian John O’Sullivan, supporters were in high spirits and full of praise. Festival go-er Julie enthused “Fantastic day, well done all. Loved it last year and this year was even better! Excellent music, great atmosphere, yummy food, hilarious compere and small loo queues. So excited for next year already” Sensational street food filled the arena, children had the time of their lives enjoying the music, chasing the compere, and loving the inflatables and activities provided by Colin’s Amusements,

and hardly a face or beard was left un-glittered by the superb efforts of Jess and the crew at Beauty and the Rest by Jess. Horsham Sports Club would like to thank their Sponsors, XA Digital and Business Pulse for their generous contribution towards the success of the day, e-social butterflies for their fantastic promotional work, Bright Brothers Production for Videography and Cheryl Zimmerman and Lily O’Driscoll for photography. In addition, a big thanks to Local Brewery Hepworths for their support, and most importantly the whole community for making The Big Gig one very happy place to be. Horsham Sports Club Chairman Chris Wassell thanked the team and supporters saying; “Huge appreciation to all who supported us this year. You did us proud Horsham. What a fun, music-loving and spirited community. Long may The Big Gig continue” The Big Gig was a fundraising event for Horsham Sport Club and in addition supporting St Catherine’s Hospice & The Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity. Date for your diary! Plans are already underway for next year’s event – so save the date Saturday 22nd June 2019, and follow social media pages to see what’s in store @thebiggighorsham Photograph credit: Cheryl Zimmerman and Lily O’Driscoll

Horsham’s Day in Support of our Armed Forces and their families

Horsham Branch of the Royal British Legion has once again joined with Horsham District Council to organise Horsham Armed Forces Sunday, which will take place between 10.30am and 2pm on Sunday 1 July in and around the Carfax, Horsham Town Centre. The event will feature static displays of historic military vehicles, thanks to the organisers of the Capel Military Show, a band parade followed by a ceremony, displays by local cadets from the Army, Navy, and Air Force, as well as the Royal Naval Association and Horsham

Community Responders. The Royal British Legion Band will be providing further musical entertainment on the bandstand. At 11.15am there will be a parade of Royal British Legion Standards, veterans and local cadets, led by the Surrey and Sussex Drum and Bugle Corps, will march from East Street into the Carfax where there will be a ceremony at the War Memorial with addresses by Horsham District Council Chairman, Cllr Peter Burgess, and Royal British Legion Chairman, Nigel Caplin. SSDB Corps will then perform in front of the War Memorial.

The Carfax and East Street will be closed to traffic from 7am to 5pm, to facilitate this and the display of militaryvehicles. The event will close with the flag lowering ceremony at 2pm. The event will also highlight the role and work of Royal British Legion in supporting the ex-Armed Forces community and their families, with members of the Horsham Branch on hand to answer any questions. Chairman of the Council, Cllr Peter Burgess, said: “With the current focus on the commemorations of the end of World War One, now

is a great time for us all to be reaffirming our support for current, and past, service personnel and their families in our community. “I urge as many of you as possible to join with us on Sunday 1 July to take the opportunity to learn more about this aspect of the community and country in which we live, and make this a great day in support of our armed forces.” On 8 August, two representatives from the Horsham Branch of the Royal British Legion will take part in the Great Pilgrimage 90, the Legion’s biggest membership event in its history. The event

commemorates the pilgrimage of veterans and war widows who visited the battlefields of the Somme and Ypres, before marching to the Menin Gate in Ypres on 8 August 1928. Over 1150 Legion branches will take part in the parade to the Menin Gate, where a wreath from each branch will be placed on the memorial. The representatives from Horsham will be Standard Bearer, Jon Salmon, and Wreath Layer, Crawford Butler. A march past will then take place, observed by civic and military guests from the UK, Europe, and common-


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Julia Donaldson visits Chestnut Tree House

On Tuesday 12 June, Julia Donaldson – author of an extensive range of children’s books, including The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Room on the Broom – spent the afternoon at Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice, together with her husband, Dr Malcolm Donaldson. Julia and Malcolm, who are Patrons of Chestnut Tree House for 2018, treated a group of 20 children and family members to a unique storytelling experience in the hospice’s Woodland Walk. The talented pair recreated three family favourites: The Gruf-

falo, A Squash and a Squeeze, and Superworm, using promenade theatre to involve the children and make the most of the natural woodland setting. Some children and members of the hospice team also got involved, playing the different characters featured in the stories. In addition to the storytelling experience in the Woodland Walk, the children were encouraged to immerse themselves in Julia’s stories with a themed activity, organised by Chestnut Tree House Activities Coordinator, Estee Radford. Children were asked to use

their imagination and create, and name, their own monster, which they then showed Julia. Before leaving Chestnut Tree House, Julia spent time signing autographs and writing messages to the children, giving each of them one of her books to take away. One of the children, Fia, presented Julia and Malcolm with a special Gruffalo card, which was made by Chestnut Tree House to say thank you. Juliette MacPherson, Fundraising Development Manager at Chestnut Tree House, said: “Julia and Malcolm’s visit provided a truly magical afternoon for the children and families, and it was lovely to see so many smiles. Everyone loved the experience and really felt like they were involved in something special. “Moments are precious to all of us, but even more so when you have a child with a life-shortening condition. We are so grateful to Julia and Malcolm for helping these families to make some truly special memories.” Chestnut Tree House opened its doors on 11 November 2003 and currently provides care and support to around 300 children with life-shortening conditions, and their families, across Sussex and South East Hampshire – both at the hospice and in families’ own homes. The cost of providing this vital service is over £3.9 million per year, yet the hospice receives less than 6% central government funding, so relies heavily on the generosity and support of the community to continue providing vital care to children and families.

Mary had never driven a mobility scooter before. She is 94 years old and was seriously thinking of buying one, but wanted to be sure she would be safe on it and avoid accidents. In April, Mary was introduced to a scooter helpfully loaned, free of charge, for the duration of the sessions by Clearwell Mobility, and the seat was adjusted for her comfort. After a brief explanation and demonstration of the controls, Mary drove herself to a quiet area where her confidence grew, because she was able to practise turning, reversing and other manoeuvres, alongside her friendly ‘Scooter Tutor’. A few minutes later, accompanied by her Tutor, she crossed a road safely, and drove along pavements and paths, negotiating obstacles and allowing pedestrians the right of way at all times. She also made sure that the speed of the scooter was below the legal limit of 4 miles per hour. Mary said she was thrilled to have progressed so much in just a couple of hours, and was pleased to receive a certificate at the end. The Safety Sessions, which have been arranged jointly by Horsham District Older Peoples Forum and Horsham Town Community Partnership (HTCP), aim to help new and experienced scooter drivers remember that they share the pavement with pedestrians, who have right of way at all times. Another participant, experi-

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enced scooter driver, Pamela, said: “This course was really worthwhile and has given me more confidence to use my scooter safely in the future. Anyone thinking about buying a scooter, or is already a scooter user, should enrol and then perhaps scooter riders will start to get a better name.” People in wheelchairs elicit understanding from passers-by, while mobility scooters can trigger irritation due to past incidents where, perhaps, the drivers did not show enough care. Yet, the scooter is a lifeline for many thousands of people, and the only way its owner can get to the shops and see friends. Tutor, David Searle, said that it was good to hear the more experienced drivers passing on their knowledge and experiences to others on the course. They also suggested improvements and changes. Be safer on your scooter: If you are considering buying a mobility scooter or already own one, and would like to know more about being safer on your scooter, please ring 01403 269384 and book your place. Sessions take place in Horsham Park on Wednesday afternoons. The course is free and will be running for the next 5 months. For more information, please visit: www.horshamscootersafety.

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Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens host Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 networking event that would be available for all to enjoy once the house, lakes, and gardens, are opened to the public again in January 2019. Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Jonathan Chowen, also addressed the audience, saying he was delighted that Leonardslee had come on board to support the Year of Culture, which presented a great opportunity to celebrate the rich culture and heritage offer the Horsham District has. Representatives from Horsham based internationally renowned games-makers, Creative Assembly, gave a fascinating talk on

their links to the district, as well as how gaming fits into culture generally. Leonardslee will play host to the official launch of the Year of Culture 2019 on 1 January 2019 – more information will be available soon. Attendees were encouraged to let the Year of Culture team know if they still wanted to organise an event as part of the Year of Culture Fringe 2019, as this is still open to all. The aim is to hold more networking events as the Year of Culture approaches and unfolds.


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slee Lakes and Gardens – joint headline sponsor of the Year of Culture 2019 with Gatwick Airport. Adam spoke of his vision for Leonardslee, and of the refurbishment and the new aspects

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Tour of the Bridge for Broadbridge Heath Parish Councillors Broadbridge Heath Parish Councillors had their firstlook at the construction of the new Bridge Leisure Centre, due to open later this year. The councillors were joined by Cabinet Member for Leisure & Culture, Councillor Jonathan Chowen, and Horsham District Councillor Director of Community Services, Adam Chalmers. Due to open this Autumn, the development is one of the Council’s most significant investments in years and will deliver one of the biggest public dry-side sports and leisure centres in the district, seeing a

major new facility built to replace the existing Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre. The fantastic new facility will include a six court sports hall, an 80-station gym, a cycle studio, three fitness studios and five multi-use games areas. A new clip and climb facility and café, a sensory room, a treatment room for beauty and sports therapy sessions, and new changing facilities for indoor and outdoor activity, including a Changing Places disabled changing facility, will also be included.

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Slimming World Andy charity ride success

Local Slimming World Consultant Andy Turner has just completed an epic cycle ride for charity raising money for the charity Brain Tumour Research. The ride saw Andy travel from London to Dover, then Calais to Bruges, then on to Breda and finally on to Amsterdam, covering almost 370 miles in 4 days. Andy, from Horsham, lost over 13 stone on Slimming World, and, at the start of this year, became a consultant, running his own group at St Leonards Church on Saturday mornings at 8am, and a recently added a 10am session. Commenting on his recent achievement, Andy said: “Since losing the weight, I have really

wanted to use all my new found energy to raise money for charity. “Last year I did the London to Brighton, but this ride was obviously a much bigger challenge!” Andy chose to ride for Brain Tumour Research due to a close friend having the illness: “It just seemed like an obvious thing to do, and hopefully the money raised will help fight this terrible disease”. So far, he has raised over £2300, beating his initial £2000 target, but he admits that he’d love to raise more. Andy says his weight loss with Slimming World has made such a change to his life: “Three years ago I would have struggled to ride 2 miles, so to do this is still unbelievable at times.

“I got quite emotional at the finish in Amsterdam; it suddenly hit home how much my life has changed”. Of course, one of those changes has been setting up his own Slimming World group: “I have loved getting the group going and helping people on their weight loss journeys. Slimming World is such a great plan, as it helps you lose weight, yet never go hungry, and it helps people make healthy changes for life”. His 8am session regularly has over 50 people coming along, and he hopes the newly created 10am session will have the same success: “We love to see new members. Just turn up at St Leonards Church at either 8 or 10am, any Saturday, and you will be more than welcome!” So is Andy going to have a rest from the charity rides now? “Initially, I said I’d leave it for a while, but I enjoyed it so much I am already looking to book another ride for next year and beyond”. He may do a 4 day London to Paris ride next summer which arrives in time to see the end of the Tour De France, but he’s very tempted by a 6 day adventure across Vietnam and Cambodia: “That looks amazing, I’m just not sure how my Wife will feel about it!” If you wish to support Andy and make a donation Brain Tumor Research, please visit:

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Would you eat at a restaurant rated one star for hygiene? Choosing where to eat could be getting easier thanks to a new survey by West Sussex Trading Standards service. Everyone who eats out in West Sussex is encouraged to answer a few short questions about the food hygiene of local restaurants. These include: • Do you think that West Sussex food businesses should have to display their food hygiene rating? • Do you buy food from businesses that do not display their food hygiene ratings? • Is there a level of food hygiene rating that would affect your decision not to buy food from a business? Trading Standards and other members of the Sussex Food Liaison Group, made up from representatives from all of the local authorities in both East and West Sussex, will use the results of the survey to influence local businesses and encourage them both to display and improve their hygiene rating. Paul Hobbs, Chairman of the group, said: “When displayed, a food hygiene rating sticker provides consumers with at-aglance information about hygiene

standards in the food businesses within their council areas. “This enables them to make informed choices about where to eat. “We are in full support of this survey and we hope that we can use the results as evidence to encourage low scoring businesses to improving their rating and put it on display” West Sussex Trading Standards Manager, Peter Aston, said: “Food hygiene ratings can be a great help when deciding where to eat and buy food from. “Displaying a food hygiene rating benefits both the business and the consumers who eat there. “That’s why we’re encouraging everyone in West Sussex to complete this survey, which will, in turn, help us to encourage low scoring businesses to improve their rating.” Debbie Kennard, Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said: “Your opinions can make a big difference when it comes to influencing local businesses and helping to improve hygiene ratings. “So any time you can spare (to answer these short questions)

Local running club support Medical Detection Dogs charity Earlier this month, Mel’s Milers Running club presented the charity ‘Medical Detection Dogs’ with a cheque for £2905.65 at Bluecoats Leisure Centre, Christs Hospital. This was the money raised from their annual 10k race, held in March at Christs Hospital, as well as proceeds from a cake sale, and various raffles that took place during the past year. Medical Detection Dogs train dogs to become either biodetection dogs (dogs that use their amazing sense of smell to detect human diseases such as cancer) or Medical Alert Assitance Dogs. Most of the trained Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are placed with people with type 1 diabetes. Treacle (pictured) is one such Assitance Dog, who has been trained to detect minute changes in blood sugar levels. When these levels fall above or below ‘normal’ range, he will warn his owner by nudging her, tapping her with his paw, or making noises. To train a dog to Treacle’s standard can take up to two years, and costs £11,000. Medical Detection Dogs rely solely on donations; More than 80% of received funds go to research and dog training. If you would like to donate to the charity, please visit: Medical Detection Dogs are

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would be really appreciated.” The Food Hygiene Rating scheme gives businesses a rating from 5 (very good) to 0 (urgent improvement necessary). It takes into account several factors, including the handling of food, how food is stored, cleanliness of facilities and how food safety is managed. At the moment it is voluntary to display the food hygiene sticker in England. To find out the scores on the doors for your local food businesses, and to answer this short poll, please visit: https:// trading-standards/food-hygieneratings-scheme-online-customer-survey/


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Horsham library celebrates ‘Love Audio Week’

News Martin Read In the middle of June ‘Love Audio Week’ was co-ordinated by the Publishers Association, with audio book publishers from across the UK coming together to celebrate the extraordinary success of audio books, and to promote their best loved works. Although print format book sales in the UK have declined, purchases of audio book have doubled in the last five years, now accounting for 5% of consumer book spending in the UK. To celebrate Love Audio Week publisher WF Howes teamed up with HarperCollins and West Sussex libraries to put on a unique event, allowing library members the opportunity to hear all about audio production from the viewpoint of a bestselling author, narrator and technical expert. The large group of attendees were enthralled to participate in a question and answer session with Katerina Diamond, the prolific author

of electrifying thrillers such as The Secret, The Teacher and The Promise. Hailed as ‘the new queen of crime’ and ‘the master of gripping literature’, Sunday Times best seller Katerina, author of four hugely popular crime thrillers, has just completed her fifth book and is half way through her sixth, telling the audience: “I started writing 16 years ago and had a few failed attempts – until my first book was launched, fortunately to rave reviews. Although the writing time is relatively quick – it can be as little as five weeks - I spend a considerable amount of time before that on research.” Katerina’s dedication of The Secret reads: “For my husband, without whom I would think about murder a lot less”…… After Katerina had discussed her work, the group listened to professional narrator, award winning actress, Antonia Beamish reading extracts of one of Katerina’s books. Antonia narrates under the name of Stevie Lacey, and, having

lived in Africa, South America, France, New York and now residing in London she is a master of accents. Her acting CV includes theatre on Broadway and being cast as Rita in Educating Rita on a European tour. Author Katerina and narrator Antonia work closely together as a winning team, Antonia saying: “For me it is an honour to read Katerina’s books. But, we live some miles apart and the audio books are recorded in Leicester, so this is the first time that we have actually met - here in Horsham Library!” The audience was then given a demonstration of how audio books are produced, the average reading time being around three days with Antonia commenting: “Ipad and Kindle technology makes reading easier because it allows me to upsize and annotate.” Antonia then recorded some passages, with a sound engineer listening in and following the script, adding: ”I really enjoy creating a whole new world for listeners with Katerina’s writing carrying me along, accents coming naturally.” But, the engineer confirmed that audio book narrating is an art, quite a difficult job, then he explained how mistakes can be rectified – either through the system, or by re-reading. Members were given the opportunity to do a test recording themselves, following which copies of Katerina’s books were signed by the author and distributed. At the end of the most interesting session information was provided on how library members can download and install audio books – free – onto a mobile device.

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West Sussex public buildings to get gigabit-capable broadband Public buildings in West Sussex are to benefit from the fastest and most reliable broadband connectivity as councils go ‘gigabit’. Thanks to collaboration between the county’s local authorities, supported by funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, gigabit-capable broadband services are to be built in key urban locations throughout West Sussex. The network will be built, owned and operated by CityFibre, the UK’s leading provider of wholesale full fibre infrastructure. With no reliance on copper wires, pure fibre networks are the next generation of digital infrastructure, capable of delivering unlimited speeds in both directions in excess of 1Gbps (1,000 Mbps). The councils are collectively future-proofing their digital connectivity to meet their public services’ future needs. The new network will provide fibre connectivity to key buildings, at locations including Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Littlehampton, Worthing and Shoreham. At the end of May, Bob Lanzer, County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, welcomed the contract with CityFibre to construct the network: “All of us are enthusiastic about driving forward full fibre connectivity. I am delighted that, in contracting with CityFibre, we

will have access to a bespoke optical fibre network that is designed, installed, supported and maintained for our public services. “By investing in full fibre infrastructure now, we are getting our buildings ready for the future, to benefit our public services, their users, and our residents.” The cutting-edge technology will ensure that the services and daily business of the county’s councils will be able to be more resilient, reliable, and at less risk of delay or disruption caused by poor or limited connectivity. Paul Brewer, Director for Digital & Resources at Adur and Worthing Councils, said: “Gigabit broadband has the potential to be a real game changer, which is why Adur and Worthing has been at the fore in bringing this exciting technology to West Sussex. “I’m delighted to see the consortium of West Sussex councils reach this stage. Once it is up and running, it will have a big impact on the delivery of our public services and, as a direct result, our communities as a whole.” The government’s ambition is to accelerate the deployment of full fibre across the UK, to remain globally competitive and position the country as a front-runner in the race to mobile 5G technology, which requires full fibre backhaul. Minister for Digital, Margot James, said: “Our programme will deliver a tremendous boost to broadband speeds for the councils of West Sussex, as part of our £190m full-fibre challenge fund. Initiatives like these are transforming the digital landscape of the UK, helping us to build a Britain that is fit for the future.” Rob Hamlin, Commercial Director at CityFibre, said: “We’re delighted to have been chosen to deliver the Government’s first ‘Local Full Fibre Networks Programme’ project. The LFFN provides a powerful mechanism for local authorities to attract full fibre infrastructure investment. We look forward to using this project with West Sussex as a model for roll-outs in towns and cities across the country.” The infrastructure will be built at sites managed by WSCC, and includes public sector buildings put forward by each District and Borough Council in: Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Littlehampton, Shoreham and Worthing. WSCC has stated that CityFibre is to begin building the full fibre infrastructure from August this year: “We expect that new services will start to become available in 2019, but it may be sooner.”

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Business Martin Read Locally based cliff diver Blake Aldridge leads an exciting life and was delighted to be asked to share his experiences with the residents of Horsham’s Aspen Place Care Home in Comptons Lane. When the care home opened after extensive refurbishment, the award winning providers invited Blake to the opening ceremony to witness first hand the high standard of care in the luxurious, state of the art environment. Residents are involved in the day to day preparation of their meals in the modern, fully equipped kitchen and the facilities also include a salon and spa, hydrotherapy, and a lifestyle room. After clearly being moved by what he saw, Blake was invited to become a Sports Ambassador for Aspen House, telling the District Post: “It’s an honour and an inspiration – I was third in last year’s Red Bull World Diving Championship and I took my trophy and photographs - it was something very different for the residents, and great to see them so interested with lovely smiles. It’s different what I do and I’m lucky to enjoy a really exciting lifestyle, travelling to some spectacular places and it was heart-warming to be able to engage with them about it.” As a Red Bull Series World Cliff Diver, Blake jumps off high cliffs and other structures into water many metres below. At Beijing Blake was England’s youngest Olympian for half a century, partnering Tom Daley and took up cliff diving 7 years ago, saying: “I’ve been diving for 30 years and in 2017 I had my best year on the tour yet – I just love it!” The new Red Bull season opened with dives at the Hell’s Gate location in Texas and will shortly move on to the Basque city of Bilbao, where competitors launch themselves off the Salve Bridge over the Nervion river in front of the stunning Guggenheim Museum. San Miguel in the Azores is the next venue, followed by Sisikon at Switzerland’s Lake Uri. Then, it is on to Denmark, near the royal family’s Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, before going to the Old Bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Mostar, and Polignano a Mare on the Adriatic. Among many other places around the world, motivational speaker Blake has also dived in Chile, Cuba and Australia. He has been a qualified coach for 20 years, having been Junior World Diving


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Champion in 1999 and World Series Champion 10 years ago and has worked on the TV show Jo Brand’s Big Splash and on Celebrity Splash, where he was the choreographer and show diver. Blake has picked up some serious injuries along the way, including detached retinas, isn’t it time to think of quitting while he’s ahead? Blake sums up: “Sure, I risk my life doing it, but cliff diving is a real passion for me – it ticks all of the boxes and really gets the fear, excitement and adrenaline pumping. One of the guys on the tour is 44 years old – quite a bit older than me - and is an absolute legend. I train hard and am fit, so I have no plans to stop any time soon!”

You launched your own business a year or so ago. You have met all your early objectives and things are going well. How do you stay on course and keep up the level of excitement and achievement? And what is the next step? BACK TO BASICS 12 months on is a good moment to take stock, but the key is do it regularly. Look at your initial objectives again. Remind yourself why you started your business. Compare where you are now with where you were 12 months ago. Are you still going in the direction you first planned or have things changed? DECISIONS TO TAKE If you have diverged from your original plan, should you modify it to take account of the way things have worked out, or should you put yourself back on track? You may have discovered that your original vision, the dream, is not feasible in practice. For example, you may have trained as a car mechanic and set up a business to service your favourite cars, MG’s. However, in the course of the year people have asked you to service other cars and rather than

turn away any business at this early stage, you have taken on the work. The result is that though you have plenty of work, and you enjoy it, not much of it is on MG’s. Does this bother you? Should you make a determined effort to return to your plan of servicing only MG’s? Or should you alter course and service any cars? It’s important to take stock and make a positive decision one way or the other. There is nothing wrong with altering your original plan, but you want to avoid just allowing yourself to drift into a new direction without acknowledging it. Why? Well, if you let things drift you may find yourself getting sucked into a situation where the business has taken you over and you aren’t in control. Reassess where you are to avoid chaos. Either recognise that servicing any car suits you fine and rework your business plan an that premise, or fight the currents pulling you that way and return to the goal of servicing just MGs. WORKING ON THE BUSINESS One year on is also a good point to assess how much you are putting into, and how much you are getting out of, the enterprise. Are you working all hours in your business when what you really should be doing is spending some time working on your business? Being fully involved in the day to day business operations sometimes means that

you are too close to it and therefore, not as objective about decisions as you should be. Janette Whitney & Associates 2 hour ‘Business Health check’ has been specifically designed to help you think and plan constructively about the future, by providing you with an impartial overview of your current business performance and advising what you need to do to develop your business further. To benefit from Janette’s professional advice call her today on 01403 733671or visit ABOUT JANETTE Janette Whitney ACIB MCMI is a Multi- Award Winning Business Consultant and business growth specialist providing practical strategic advice to businesses from start-ups to £10m turnover companies. Professionally qualified with 40 yrs. business experience and a proven track record of satisfied clients, she helps businesses to grow profitably and achieve their goals. Janette is also an award winning business author, and media columnist. Contact Janette on 01403 733671, or visit for more information. Design Search Social

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Entertainment Horsham District Gig Guide 22/06/2018 Friday 16th September The Electric Troubadours

The Overtures Railway Inn, Billingshurst Wildwood Golf & Country 21:00 Club, Cranleigh Sydney Rutherford 18:00 The Kings Arms, Horsham T20:00 Slammers Soul Band The Barley Mow, Tandridge 20:00

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Saturday Mike & The17th Criminals September The Carfax Bandstand,

Horsham HorshamRocks Presents Horsham Bandstand, Mike & The CriminalsThe Carfax, Horsham Crossfire 11:00 til 16:00 The White Hart, Cranleigh Nell Bryden 21:00 The Capitol Theatre, HorFurious Badgers sham Slinfold Cricket Club, 19:30 Slinfold Larger 20:30 Than Life Duo Goffs Park Social Club, No Pressure Crawley The Malt Shovel, Horsham 20:30 20:30 Hounds of Sound Broadbridge Heath Village Centre, Broadbridge Heath 20:00 Jason Falloon Quo-caine TheMulberry, Bear, Horsham The Goring 15:30 20:30 Stan’s Showcase: Black Heart Angel Taygan Paxton, Sea, The Malt Across Shovel,The Horsham Emnibis and Jim Briffett 0:30 The Anchor Hotel, Horsham 19:00 Sam Kelly’s Station House Band Saxon Beardsmen South Cranleigh Arts Centre, Gathering Cranleigh The Malt Shovel, Horsham 20:00til 18:00 12:00 Open Mic night The Shelley Arms, Broadbridge Heath 19:30 Acoustic showcases Riverboat Shuffle The Surrey Oaks,Club, Horsham Sports Newdigate Horsham 20:00 20:00

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Whitney : Queen of the Night Whitney Houston’s music lives on in this captivating theatre show that consistently receives standing ovations and rave reviews. Whitney - Queen of the Night is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award-winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance from rising West End star, Shanice Smith, as Whitney. Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s, Shanice, winner of Brit Idol, and graduate of the world famous Brit School (where the likes of Adele and Leona Lewis cut their teeth), has triumphed in the

role and has astounded audiences wherever she plays. Beautifully remembering the most highly awarded female artiste in the world, the music of Whitney Houston has touched most of us at some time in our lives. With hits that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night! Performance: Sunday 24 June 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley. Tickets: £26 (Discounts: £24) available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 and online:

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A pantomime with a lot of heart The Capitol confirms Heart radio presenter Nicola Hume will appear this Christmas


Nicola Hume is the female voice on Heart Breakfast. She’s proudly worked alongside Tom and Jack, waking up Sussex and Surrey every weekday morning for the last 5 years. You may also spot her talking tech and cars with Stuff Mag and Whatcar Mag on their YouTube channels. She moved to Horsham 3 years ago and absolutely loves it here! After watching The Capitol Panto every year for the last few years, she’s so excited to be part of the cast this year, and The Capitol is

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Emergency Services Weekend at Amberley Museum tional craftspeople, such as the Woodturners and Blacksmith, with a café, gift shop, nature trails and picnic areas, and is accessibility friendly; Dogs are welcome on site. This year the Museum is

Open Mic Night George and Dragon, Horsham 20.30

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Acoustic Open Mic Night The Jolly Tanners, Staplefield 20:30 OpenWorkshop Mic night Blues The Bull Inn, Henfield CenNorthgate Community 20:00 tre, Crawley Open Mic 20:00 The Malt Shovel, Horsham Open Mic Night The Royal Oak, Ifield 20:00 20:00 Acoustic showcases The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate 19:30


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very excited to have her! As Fairy Good Heart, Nicola will be spreading Christmas cheer and sprinkling fairy dust in Horsham from Friday 14 December to Sunday 6 January! If Nicola’s Breakfast show is anything to go by, Sleeping Beauty is sure to be a whole lot of fun for all the family! Tickets for Sleeping Beauty are now on sale Online at or via the Box Office 01403 750220

This weekend (Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June), *Amberley Museum will be hosting their annual Emergency Services Weekend, to celebrate and showcase the emergency services, providing an opportunity for visitors to meet members of the emergency service crew and have a close look at historic, and modern, response vehicles. The show this year is fully supported by the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, who hope to

bring their new ALP from Worthing, along with the Technical Rescue Unit from Horley. With three stations attending over the two days (subject to operation commitments), visitors will be able to witness rescue displays on cars up in the Museums white pit by the Paviors exhibit. The historic preserved Fire Service appliances will be on static display around the Museum, along with a presence from the RNLI, Police vehicles, RAF

vehicles and model displays. *Amberley Museum is a remarkable heritage site in the Sussex South Downs, with 36 acres to explore and over 40 exhibit buildings to visit, focusing on industrial and transport history. Take a ride on the narrow gauge railway and historic bus. Exhibits include the telecommunications hall, electricity hall, working printshop, lime kilns, steam engines and more. The Museum is home to tradi-

This year the Museum is celebrating its 40th season, and is hosting over 50 events in 2018 celebrating its 40th season, and is hosting over 50 events in 2018, from children’s activity days to classic vehicle shows. The museum is open between 7 March and 28 October. For more information on events, or the education programme at Amberley Museum, please visit: www.

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Colgate Village Fete and Family Festival

Sunday July 1st . Gates open at 1 o’clock Entertainment Dave Elder The annual Colgate Summer Fete is held in the grounds of the village Memorial Hall at the junction of Forest Road and Blackhouse Road and has a history going back over 100 years. The story of our village fete is tied in closely with the village school and prior to the fete being held at the hall, it was for some time held at the nearby mansion of Coombe Wood, who opened up their grounds once a year for the

village to hold its school sports day and fete. Our village fete is still a ‘real’ village fete, with all the traditional stalls and fun events that you would expect, but this year we are moving into the 21st century and renaming it the Family Festival. This is to demonstrate the focus that we always try to achieve in providing a fantastic event for all the families and residents of the village and local areas. You will find that it always has that special village atmosphere with the village hall committee and many local residents running stalls and helping out on the day.

This year attractions at the Fete will include a licensed bar and a live band, along with lots

Our village fete is still a ‘real’ village fete, with all the traditional stalls and fun events that you would expect of the regular stalls where you can try your luck, whatever your age. These include the Coconut Shy, Darts, Tombola, Bowling,

Top Score football, Treasure Map and many, many more. NEW attractions this year will include an Animal Petting Farm and an activity area for the Little Dudes! Along with all of this there will be a Book stall and a White Elephant stall, a Bouncy Castle, a dancing display by pupils of Colgate Primary School, a children’s Magician, a ‘Bake Off’ competition for the best home baked cake and an instant auction of tickets for a ‘Four Ball’ round of golf for four players at the Cottesmore Golf and Country Club and also days at the Health Club. So, come along and bag yourself a bargain day out in the

auction! To cap it all, refreshments will include cream teas, ice creams and of course a BBQ for all those with a healthy appetite! The fete will be officially opened at 13:30 by Ruth Calvert from the local Holmbush Estate. Events during the afternoon start at 14:00 with a fancy dress competition for the young children and prizes will be judged on their home made costumes. All in all, we can promise you a busy and fun afternoon for the whole family. The current village hall was opened in 1953 as a temporary measure to replace the original building that was bombed during the second world war, and has done exceedingly well considering that it has so far lasted for some 65 years, but it is our vision and our aim to replace this with a new, more permanent structure that will continue to provide our ever-growing community with facilities that they need for generations to come. Colgate would like to thank all of our sponsors this year for their generous support, helping us to continue to hold this historic community event. They support us so well and we feel that it is important that the local community supports our local businesses too. So, come along and enjoy the fun and atmosphere of a traditional village fete on 1st July.

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Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 13 OF APPLICATION FOR PLANNING PERMISSION Proposed development at: The Mandarin, Badgers Holt, Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 3ET Take notice that application is being made by Mr/s Edward Mills For planning permission to: Minor material amendment to approved application ref:DC/18/0123 including 1. Repositioning of rear wall to hobbies room 2. Enlargement of balcony Local Planning Authority to whom the application is being submitted: Horsham District Council Parkside Chartway Horsham RH12 1RL Any owner of the land or tenant who wishes to make representations about this application, should write to the council within 21 days of the date of this notice. Statement of owners rights: The grant of planning permission does not affect owners rights to retain or dispose of their property, unless there is some provision to the contrary in an agreement or lease. Statement of agricultural tenants rights: The grant of planning permission for non-agricultural development may affect agricultural tenants of tenure. ‘Owner’ means a person having a freehold interest of leasehold interest the unexpired term of which is not less than seven years. ‘Tenant’ means a tenant of an agricultural holding any part of which is comprised in the land. Date of this notice 22nd 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 11th June 2018 and 15th 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 DC/18/1245 Little Homefield Brighton Road Mannings Heath Horsham West Sussex RH13 6HZ Demolition of the existing out buildings and erection of 8 dwellings with associated parking and private amenity. Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. S106/18/0016 Land South of Broadbridge Heath Old Wickhurst Lane Broadbridge Heath West Sussex Proposed Deed of Variation to the S106 Legal Agreement to DC/09/2101 to amend Mortgage in Possession Clauses Reason for Advert: Section 106. DC/18/1202 28 Friday Street Warnham Horsham West Sussex RH12 3QX Demolition of existing garage and erection of new garage in rear garden. Erection of a part-two storey part-single storey rear extension. Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. Conservation Area. DC/18/1212 Liston House Faygate Lane Faygate Horsham West Sussex RH12 4SJ Retrospective application for the formation of a vehicle cross over. Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. DC/18/1211 Naldrett House Naldretts Lane Rudgwick Horsham West Sussex RH12 3BU Replacement of existing windows with french doors on rear and side elevations. Various internal alterations including reinstatement of previous fireplace. Reduction of external courtyard wall to 500mm in height and installation of new gate. (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. DC/18/1235 2 South Grove Horsham West Sussex RH13 5BZ Creation of new rear access and erection of 6ft boundary fence and gate Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/18/1254 Bishops Weald House Albion Way Horsham West Sussex Installation of 5x fascia signs, 1x projecting sign and 4x Vinyl signs. Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. DC/18/1251 Skylarks Hermongers Farm Hermongers Rudgwick Horsham West Sussex Change of Use of land to garden curtilage in association with new dwelling permitted under reference DC/18/0327 Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. DC/18/1240 Sainsburys Supermarket 7 Worthing Road Horsham West Sussex RH12 1SQ Installation of 9 signs including 1x amended totem sign, 3x amended full vinyl overlay signs, 2x new illuminated fascia box signs, 3x amended welcome wall panel signs. Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. DC/18/1132 33 Church Street Storrington Pulborough West Sussex RH20 4LA Erection of a single storey side extension, rear porch and summer house in rear garden. Reason for Advert: Listed Building. Conservation Area. DC/18/1216 Rooklands Rookcross Lane West Grinstead Horsham West Sussex RH13 8LL Erection of a single storey rear extension Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. DC/18/1133 33 Church Street Storrington Pulborough West Sussex RH20 4LA Erection of a single storey side extension, rear porch and summer house in rear garden. Reason for Advert: Listed Building. Conservation Area.

DC/18/1239 Land at Foundry Lane Foundry Lane Horsham RH13 5PL Demolition of existing retail buildings and erection of Lidl foodstore (Use Class A1) with customer car park and associated landscaping and access works. Reason for Advert: Major Development. Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. DC/18/1213 Kilnwood Vale Crawley Road Faygate Horsham West Sussex Reserved matters approval sought for Layout, Appearance, Landscaping, Scale and Access (in accordance with outline approval DC/15/2813) for Phase 3B of the Kilnwood Vale development, comprising 67 dwellings with associated landscaping and parking. Reason for Advert: Major Development.

DC/18/0775 Smugglers Hut Greyfriars Lane Storrington Pulborough West Sussex RH20 4HE Erection of a detached single storey dwelling and construction of a new private access road. Reason for Advert: Conservation Area. DC/18/1241 The Old Forge Stane Street Codmore Hill Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1BQ Repair front boundary wall, subsidence works on west and south elevation walls, new internal door fitted and removal of mock timber framing from internal stairs. (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. DC/18/1190 Land East of Billingshurst To North and South of A272 East Street Billingshurst West Sussex RH14 9PX Full planning permission for part of Parcels 11a and 11b for 48 units (a net increase of 14 new homes) comprising 17 affordable units, associated, parking, landscaping and open space. Reason for Advert: Major Development.

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

Immaculately presented Victorian cottage close range of town centre and station

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Retaining many features of the Victorian era this charming home has been sympathetically modernised by the current own-

ers with high ceilings synonymous with the era and wonderful traditional wood shutters. The ground floor comprises of two reception rooms that lead through to the kitchen opening up on to the well maintained, low maintenance and colourful rear garden. The modern family bathroom with three piece suite is on the ground floor and subject to the usual consents a side return could be added to create a stylish kitchen entertaining area. Currently on the first floor are three bright and airy wellproportioned double bedrooms. The master bedroom is generous with ample fitted wardrobes and benefits from a wonderful bay window and subject to the usual consents the property is crying out to convert the loft to create a stunning master suite, just as others have already done along the road. We feel it represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a property with scope to extend and further add value. To the rear is a well-established, low maintenance garden is perfect for entertaining in the summer months and is currently beautifully decorated with potted plants. There are an excellent range of schools in the area namely Kingslea Primary School and Millais secondary school for girls. Horsham offers a variety of leisure and recreational facilities including the Capitol Theatre, numerous restaurants, Pavilions in the Park leisure centre, golf at Mannings Heath and Slinfold and racing at Goodwood. Sussex Low Weald offers delightful countryside, ideal for walking and riding. Horsham Station 0.6 miles, Gatwick 15 miles, Brighton 22.8 miles, Central London 43 miles (All distances are approximate) Call Knight Frank on 01403 611050 to arrange a viewing


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Volunteering Opportunities Registered Charity No. 1158780 Please note that from April 1, 2018 as a result of funding changes from Horsham District Council HAMSVA will no longer be promoting volunteering in the district. For all volunteering opportunities after that date please visit community-support/community-development/voluntary-sector-support . Would you like to gain some valuable work experience or offer your valuable experience to your local NHS? Horsham Hospital is looking for volunteer administrators. Duties will include helping the administrator with filing patient notes, Making up files for new patients, archiving - filling out forms on the computer stating what is added to the archiving boxes, photocopying paperwork for the nurses to use with patients The minimum commitment for this role is six months after training. No qualifications are required except to be friendly yet professional and happy to work in a possibly noisy environment with children. The hospital also needs administrators to take on a similar role with its wheelchair service and with health visitors, where you would be making up health promotion packs for clinical staff to take to visits, photocopying and updating booklets. If you prefer the great outdoors, how would you like to help preserve the beautiful countryside we enjoy in Sussex? The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) Sussex is looking for volunteers across the county to help preserve its beauty. They need a planning assistant to help monitor planning applications in the local area, identifying applications of concern and helping the local team to submit relevant comments and objections. The charity is also looking for general volunteers to work on a wide range of activities, including fund-raising, biodiversity, campaigning, social media, general administration, etc. if you have a specific interest or expertise that might be applicable to their work in protecting the Sussex countryside they would love to hear from you. Winston’s Wish is a charity which supports children who have been bereaved by the death of a parent. They need volunteer fund raisers to support at their events in the Southeast Some things you might do are to meet and greet participants and spectators, help set up and clear down the event, provide information at a Winston’s Wish event stand, answering queries and hand out refreshments or even wear the famous Winston Bear costume! AGE UK Horsham is looking for volunteers to help people coming home from hospital who may feel lonely and isolated and who would benefit greatly from practical and emotional support and confidence building. The NSPCC is looking for volunteers to help with a bucket collection at the Horsham Tesco on Wickhurst Lane on Friday 23 March – even just a couple of hours of your time would be hugely appreciated. Your support and the money raised could help fund the NSPCC’s Speak out Stay safe programme, which delivers age-appropriate workshops and assemblies to children aged 5-11 about how to recognise the signs of abuse and to understand where to go if they need help. If you want to know more about the opportunities above or are thinking of volunteering and want to know what’s out there, just log on to and explore the many ways in which you can get involved in your community.

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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 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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Racing ahead with Horsham’s Alex Reed

Motor Racing Martin Read - Sports Reporter Horsham’s Alex Reed is back motor racing in the British GT Championship in one of two Team HARD Racing cars entered with Trade Price Ginetta G55 GT4s. Regarded as one of the brightest young talents in UK motorsport, Reed saw success during appearances in the Ginetta Junior Winter Series, MSV Trackday Trophy and Michelin Clio Cup Series before embarking on full-time Lotus Cup UK campaigns and two

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victorious seasons in the British GT Championship. In 2016, he took a podium result in only his second competitive British GT appearance at Rockingham Motor Speedway, before sensationally breaking his race wins duck on hallowed ground at Belgium’s Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Because of his on-track achievements, Reed was granted access to the most prominent and exclusive organisation in world motorsport – the British Racing Drivers’ Club, when he was selected as a BRDC Rising Star. He was also tipped as a hot favourite

for the 2017 British GT4 title and duly delivered one race win and three podium finishes to keep his championship hopes alive until the final round of the season at Donington Park, where his bid was struck by misfortune. However, the 20-year old is making a comeback to the British GT grid, Silverstone 500 being the championship’s blue riband event in the 2018 season. Reed says: “I am delighted to be returning to the British GT Championship and I will do my utmost to achieve a big result. I came so close to winning the British GT4 title in 2017 and hoped to return for another run at it this year, so it’s great to be involved, especially as I’ll be back behind the wheel of a Ginetta, which I’m so familiar with. I’m confident in Team HARD’s ability to provide a competitive racecar and there’s no doubt in my mind that we have the potential to achieve something spectacular.” Team HARD has a high-visibility presence in a wide array of categories, including the British Touring Car Championship and VW Racing Cup, and is now regarded as a long-standing British GT competitor, having run GT4-specification Ginettas in the championship since 2016.Team HARD Founder and Team Principal, Tony Gilham, saying: “We are very proud and excited to welcome Alex to the Team HARD family for the next round of the British GT Championship. We have had a frustrating year up to now and will be looking to build on the potential that we have with the pace and experience that Alex will add to our line-up. He is a proven talent and, having competed against him over the last couple of seasons, we are very much looking forward to what we can achieve together. There are some very exciting opportunities and some new plans for Team HARD’s GT operation for the coming years, with Alex on-board.” At the age of 12 Alex entered his first series of club races at the 800m circuit in Albourne in restricted karts, finishing second on his first ever race day. He soon took lessons and at 14 he learned to drive a Lotus Exige and had further tuition at Brands Hatch, going on to race at iconic venues at Snetterton, Donington and Rockingham Race Circuit. Although he has only been racing a relatively short time Alex’s results have shown great promise and many knowledgeable independent observers have made favourable comments on his level of skill and ability to learn quickly and adapt to new tracks and surroundings with great speed. Alex’s long term ambition is to drive professionally at Le Mans – he is aiming high and looking forward to exciting times ahead and is definitely one to watch

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Tom Johnson flays Pagham with thunderous 205 not out Cricket Martin Read - Sports Reporter Last Saturday spectators at Cricketfield Road were treated to an exceptionally belligerent display of life-threatening batting by Horsham’s Tom Johnson. Coming in with the score on 52-1 Tom smashed an unbeaten 205 off just 86 balls with 22 fours and 15 sixes – including a phenomenal six in an over - for Horsham 2nd XI against shell-shocked Pagham, enabling skipper Omkar Khot to declare on 332-2 from only 35 overs. Johnson joins an exclusive club, very few cricketers having hit every ball of an over for six – Garry Sobers memorably doing so at Swansea 50 years ago, a feat since replicated by other greats of the professional game, including Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa, Ravi Shastri and Yuvraj Singh of India and West Indian Keith Pollard. At club level, six sixes in an over is almost unheard of, and while everyone admired the achievement, Pagham wondered why such a prolific player was pitched against them. However, Tom Johnson – Horsham Rugby Club 1st XV captain – told the District Post: “I’d just had four ducks in a row and was

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not in the best of form, so I had a net, changed my stance and went for it .They put the fielders out, but there were no fielders in the tennis courts, so I decided to try to clear the ropes.” Jonny Whiting, also a stalwart of Horsham’s rugby team – coming back from injury for his first cricket of the season – added: “The six sixes in an over were all massive straight hits and the last one sailed right over the tennis courts – it was unbelievable!” It was a good game for the side’s rugby players – Whiting taking 6-26, condemning Pagham to a 249 run defeat – and earlier Sam Bell had made 76 opening the batting for Horsham. Johnson’s assault resulted in horrendous bowling analyses, the worst reading 3-0-57-0. Yet, the bowlers were not the only casualty – Horsham umpire Paul Baker had to retire with exhaustion to act as scorer for the remainder of the game after having had to raise his arms so many times to signal sixes. Fortunately, a tennis coaching session was just finishing as Tom Johnson’s battery began, Club Tennis Coach Glyn Jukes saying: “A couple of the juniors got very excited and were very enthusiastic about such prodigious hitting!”

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Billingshurst hold Mayfield to a hard fought draw Saturday June 16 - Sussex League Division 2 Mayfield 186-9 declared (52.1 overs) Billingshurst 150-8 (47 overs) Match drawn - Billingshurst 10 points – Mayfield 12 Cricket Martin Read - Sports Reporter At Jubilee Fields, Mayfield elected to bat, and after a promising opening stand, lost wickets at regular intervals - despite a succession of batsmen getting off to good starts - Ben Williams and skipper Tom Haynes chipping away the middle and lower order after Andy Barr and Jamie Piper had dismissed the openers. Enjoying another productive season, the prolific Williams took 4-60 off 18.1 overs, while Haynes finished with 2-12. Mayfield declared on 186-9, denying Billingshurst the opportunity to earn another bowling point. Replying, depleted Billingshurst started well, with a first wicket partnership of 50, of which Jake Cross made 30, but, the next four batsmen came and went quickly and at 119-6, the distinct possibility of defeat beckoned, but, with Haynes shepherd-

ing the tail, Billingshurst successfully achieved an honourable draw, Ben Williams telling the District Post: “This was a good, challenging game of cricket against a strong, competitive side – we bowled well and they batted well, so it was a good contest. Their Captain, Jason Finch, is a quality bat - and Nisal Francisco is their danger man, as his recent big 100 confirms, so we did well to get both of them out cheaply. We were without batsmen Stuart Barber, Tim Weston and all rounder Louis Storey, but Tom Haynes is one of the very best bats in the league, as he showed again, batting through to end up 67 not out. I’m really pleased with the way I’ve been bowling this season, and think I know my own game now. I’m feeling confident that with our best side out Billingshurst are capable of beating any team in the league.” In the tightly bunched top of the table Haywards Heath are now leaders, Three Bridges second and Billingshurst third, with just two points separating the three of them. This Saturday Billingshurst visit former Premier League side Chichester Priory Park. After losing to Three Bridges last week, Chichester are seventh.

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Haines and Oxley deliver a fine Horsham win

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Saturday June 16 - Sussex Premier League Eastbourne 264-8 (58 overs) Horsham 265-4 (41 overs) Horsham won by 6 wickets – Horsham 26 points – Eastbourne 12 Cricket Martin Read - Sports Reporter At the Saffrons, Eastbourne’s excellent facility, Horsham won the toss and elected to field. Former Kent pro James Hockley has been in the runs for Eastbourne, but was impressively caught behind by Michael Harms, low to his right off Sussex’s George Garton. Tom Haines accounted for the other opener – Daniel Arms, but Eastbourne skipper Jacob Smith batted on for 106 with 14 fours, and Ben Twine made 60, both being dismissed by Nick Oxley, whose overhead catch running away from the wicket was a fielding highlight after others had


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dropped four catches, fortunately not too expensively. When Arms and Twine were batting together a big score looked likely, but Horsham did well to restrict the target to 265 by containing Eastbourne in the latter stages of their innings, Oxley finishing with 3-44 and Will Beer 2-46. As there were no terrors in the wicket and the outfield was fast, at the half way stage Horsham were confident that they could mount a successful chase, whereas, for the same reasons, Eastbourne rued missed opportunities. Craig Gallagher got Horsham’s response off to a quick start with a 16 ball 24 containing 4 fours and a six. When he was out and Beer had departed LBW Horsham were 73-2, Haines, though was batting purposefully, first with skipper Michael Thornely (25), who clubbed a six into the adjacent football ground, and then with Oxley. By the time Oxley was out for 57 after flailing a ball one-handed four onto the distant road, only 11 more runs were needed. Haines finished with 120 not out at less than a run a ball, courtesy of two towering sixes and 19 imperiously driven fours, ensuring that there were no further alarms, Horsham winning with 11 overs unused. Michael Thornely told the District Post: “We clawed it back well – we thought they’d get over 300. Then Tom batted brilliantly to give us a great win.” Nick Oxley said: “The ball was nipping about a bit so I batted quite a long way out of my crease to nullify that”, while Tom Haines added: “They should have got more runs,

but their innings fizzled out in the last ten overs. It was a slow wicket, but they bowled quite well – it was swinging, so we just had to wait for the bad ball and make sure that we put it away, as Craig did to launch our innings.” The win secures Horsham’s fifth place with 125 points. Hastings are bottom with 69, below Cuckfield and Ifield, both on 76. On Saturday Horsham are on the road again – to Middleton on Sea. Despite having some of the best facilities in the league 7th in the table Middleton have been struggling– although, creditably, they previously walloped reigning champions East Grinstead. Middleton’s batting is fragile and they have been bowled out cheaply by Roffey, Brighton and Preston Nomads, losing those matches heavily as a result, but last week they posted 226-8 off their 58 over ration, Mahesh Rawat finishing on 105 not out – his second consecutive century - before Cuckfield (surprisingly 8th) were bowled out for 97, Craig Fowle taking 4-16. Cuckfield are suffering problems with availability. All five Premier League matches ended with positive results, with all five home sides losing. At Horntye Park, Hastings were shot out by East Grinstead for 84, Lewis Hatchett taking 6-52 and Ian Sturmer 3-23, Grinstead winning by 10 wickets in 19.1 overs. While Ifield could only muster 93, two players notched up 30s, but extras was the next highest contributor with 10, the remaining 9 batsmen producing 19 runs between them, Preston Nomads winning by 7 wickets.

Strong win increases Roffey lead at top of the table Saturday June 16 - Sussex Premier League Roffey 254-8 (58 overs) Brighton & Hove 145 all out (37.5) Roffey won by 109 runs – Roffey 30 points – Brighton 7 Cricket Martin Read - Sports Reporter At the Nevill Sports Ground – where Roffey completed their hat trick of league titles in 2016 – Roffey were put in to bat, getting to 82-2 before a flurry of wickets reduced them to 126-5. Brighton have title pretensions and with Sussex batsmen Luke Wells and Phil Salt, together with former county pro Matt Machan in their line up, at least a hundred more runs were felt to be needed. Theo Rivers was again batting well, and with Roffey skipper Matt Davies (51), he put on 91 for the sixth wicket and, when Rivers was eventually out for a classy 121, Davies added more valuable runs with Paul Harrison for Roffey to finish on 254-8 from their 58 over allocation. Brighton’s batting relies heavily on their big guns, but Ben Manenti enticed Wells down the wicket to be stumped by Davies before Alex Collins trapped Salt LBW, both departing with 20s. When Manenti also accounted for Machan, Brighton were exposed, tumbling from 79-2 to 113-8 with three quick wickets from Rivers’ leg breaks. Manenti finished with 4-50 and Collins 2-27 as Brighton slumped to 145 all out. Fast bowler Stuart Whittingham was playing for

Scotland versus Ireland in the tri series in the Netherlands Talking to the District Post about his first Premier League century, Theo Rivers said: “We were never really in front of the game, so what made the hundred so special was that we were under pressure, and it was great to get such good support from Davo. After several of us played abroad during the winter we’ve matured as a team and Ben bowled beautifully again.” Roffey Coach Simon Fearnley told us: “This was a good game for neutral observers, the first time this season that we’ve really been under strain. There was something in the wicket for bowlers and Wells bowled impressively, varying his pace, so Theo’s innings was fantastic – he has worked so hard to achieve the hundred that he’s been promising for a while. And, Davo produced a great innings under duress when we were in a precarious position, particularly considering that it is the first time that he’s had to bat on a Saturday for some while.” Roffey now top the table with 190 points, 27 clear of East Grinstead. Brighton are third with 146. This Saturday Roffey return home to welcome sixth placed Eastbourne, then on Sunday they have a big game in the National KO Cup at Blackheath, who currently head the Kent League by 15 points. Blackheath won the National Cup in 2015, but, at their Crawley Road ground, Roffey eliminated them in Round 3 of the competition last season with a comfortable win.

Right Royal Do: Southwater Royals FC annual family presentation day

Southwater Royals FC held their annual family presentation day last weekend which included a six a side World Cup tournament for the junior players. Southwater Royals FC are a Standard Chartered Club based in Southwater with over 150 registered players ranging from U6 to the Senior Team. The 7 hour, fun festival of football took place in glorious

sunshine which brought families and the local community together. The Senior Royals players even managed the younger Royals teams on the day in their various age groups. Throughout the day each age group had their own team presentations for players of the season with every child given a trophy for playing for the club. Hundreds of people attended the family day

which had Bouncy Castles, lots of stalls, BBQ and an ice cream van, taking over Southwater Village Leisure Centre in Pevensey Road all day. Andy New the Southwater Royals Chairman commented “This is always the highlight of our calendar year and to see and feel the community spirit and the joy on the faces of all the players is fantastic and is what this football

club stands for. Our Senior players have even given up their spare time to come and manage the boys today which is a tremendous gesture. The whole club is growing every year, along with the size of our village and this represents a great opportunity to showcase the successes of all of our teams within our club. “ “This year Southwater Royals FC are expanding and we are

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The District Post 22nd June 2018  
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