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Leonardslee Gardens officially open! russ bedford The Streeter Family and their team welcomed us on a special tour of the newly renovated Leonardslee Gardens last week. The sprawling 240 acre estate has been painstakingly restored and improved upon over the past 2 years and now is ready for the public to enjoy. After 9 years of closure the appearance of the garden should impress people from the moment they arrive. Whether it is any of the 10,000 trees that have been catalogued by head gardener Ray Abraham or the 19th Century grade 2 listed house. Leonardslee has the ability to captivate your imagination and delight your eyes. The project itself is seen as the largest garden restoration since the famous Heligan was restored in the 1990’s. A team of up to twenty gardeners have been striving for perfection since 2017 and now they are beginning to see the fruits of their labour. A vast array of colour and natural beauty will hit you as you follow the paths that lead around the grounds but that is not all, the owner of the estate, Penny Streeter OBE has ensured that the changes weren’t just botanical. Restaurant Interlude

showcases a variety of delightful food all of which is sourced from the estate and local farms whilst the mansion has been beautifully restored, updated and opened for classic tea. Penny says, “We are delighted to welcome visitors back to Leonardslee. They can enjoy the finest woodland gardens in England, with a stunning collection of plants from all over the world.” The work undertaken by the team saw 10 miles of pathway inspected and rebuilt, Ray told those of us in attendance that some 50 acres haven’t even been fully discovered yet, it makes you wonder what other species of plant he may find. With the vast collections of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolias, bluebells collected from all over the world, the excitement for Ray and the team on potentially discovering even more flowers is clear, from his first visit in 1977 it has been a love affair and he states, “This garden is a paradise.” During this period of restoration the team have recorded 95 champion trees, one of which isnthe critically endangered Sicilian Fir. With only 30 left in the wild, seedlings will be taken to Kew Gardens so that the species can be preserved. Whilst maintaining the beautiful aesthetics of colourful

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labies have returned to take up a residency so don’t be surprised to see them patrolling the grounds! As we took on the final part of the tour I spoke with Adam Streeter, the General Manager of the gardens and asked him about the project and his hopes, “We are really optimistic, especially


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Horsham Churches Together Good Friday Walk of Witness and Joint Service Horsham Churches Together’s Good Friday Walk of Witness and Joint Service will be taking place on Friday 19 April. The Walks of Witness will leave at 10.45am from Brighton Road Baptist Church and St John the Evangelist RC Church, processing along East Street and West Street towards the Carfax Bandstand. The Service to mark Good Friday will take place at 11.10am. Horsham Churches Together’s Messy Easter On Saturday 20 April, Horsham Churches Together will be organising Messy Easter activities in Swan Walk in the retail unit opposite Boots. Children and families are very welcome to enjoy Easter crafts and activities, and there will be a competition to win a Real Easter Egg and a free gift of an Easter story book. To find out about other Messy Church events in Horsham, do have a look at

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Stef van Vuuren has lived in Horsham since 2004, when he arrived from South Africa. The beautiful countryside of Sussex and the South Coast was the inspiration to develop a passion for photography and catalyst to explore more of the UK and abroad. Once a year, a return to South Africa to visit family provides the ideal opportunity to visit game reserves and enjoy the wildlife and “Big Five” in nature. Now he doesn’t travel anywhere without his camera gear, and early morning starts to watch the sun rising at dawn or setting late in the day are well worth the effort and create stunning light and colours. The brilliant local museum at Horsham is a fantastic showcase of the history and development of the area and Stef is delighted to collaborate with Horsham Museum as a gallery for his work. Stef has decided to use the topic “Scapes” for his first exhibition and his images of land-scapes, sea-scapes, sky-scapes portray a visual escape for the eye and mind. As well as landscapes, Stef enjoys portrait & wildlife photography and is training for commercial operations with drones for photography and videography. Scapes by Stef van Vuuren is open from 16 April to 13 July 2019 For more information, see: Horsham Museum & Art Gallery is open Monday-Saturday 10am5pm, Free Admission.

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Super sold out Strictly raises just under £3,000 for local charity!

On Saturday 30 March, the team of staff and volunteers at local charity working with older people, Age UK Horsham District, hung the bunting high and threw open the doors of The Drill Hall to entertain 144 guests at their ‘Strictly Vintage’ 1940s and 1950s themed Tea Dance. There was a fabulous turnout of guests of all ages dressed magnificently in vintage style outfits and the afternoon was spent dancing to music from the eras, provided by the ‘Royal British Legion Dance Band’. The Charity’s Chief Executive Officer, Sonia Mangan, said: “Our Strictly Vintage Dances get more and more popular every time, with this our eighth event! We are so pleased that our Tea Dances continue to be popular, this one in particular, as it was Mother’s Day weekend and people were bringing their Mums for an afternoon


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out - this is definitely something that we’ll think about in future years! “We hope that all our guests will return again on 5th October 2019 for live music and dancing, and to support our charity. In the meantime, we have lots of exciting events and activities planned for the next few months, and I would encourage our local community to get in touch to find out more about our charity and to see for themselves how the money raised from such events is spent.” Sonia compered the afternoon and thanked the Horsham Business community, including local brewery ‘Dark Star’ who sponsored the event, and the Royal British Legion Dance Band for being integral to its success. The event, organised by the Age UK Horsham District Fundraising Team, with many Age UK Horsham District staff and volunteers

providing support, was a huge success and raised £2,876.32 for the local charity’s work with and for older people in the community. Other supporters include a host of local companies and individuals who supplied items for the raffle and helped to promote the event. All monies raised at this event go towards funding the free services the team at Age UK Horsham District offer across the district to support local older people, such as their Visiting and Information and Advice Services. Loneliness is one of the key issues the charity tackles - over 1 million older people in the UK say they always (or often) feel lonely and loneliness is fast becoming a serious public health concern, with research suggesting it can be as bad for one’s health as smoking or being morbidly obese. With a rapidly ageing population, this means more pressure on already stretched NHS and social care services. Age UK Horsham District is committed to reducing and preventing loneliness among older people locally and their Visiting Service is just one of the ways they do this. The service matches a volunteer to a lonely older person, who then makes regular visits to offer friendship, social interaction and support. If you would like to find out more about how Age UK Horsham District could help you or someone you know, please contact them on 01403 260560, email uk or visit

Return of Mr Pirie & his Donkey

So, you may have heard about the return of the Piries donkey, you may have even been shown a photo suggesting his known whereabouts, as the media partners for the launch of the new Piries Place

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St Mary’s CofE School make national Junior NHW awards at Heron Way Primary School computing finals for 6th year in a row! Horsham’s Junior Neighbourhood Watch recently completed its after-school club course at Heron Way Primary, in Horsham, with a presentation of framed award certificates for the seventeen participants - 13 of the 17 were girls, with triplets and twins among them, making a very unusual group. The Junior NHW teaching team commented that the 17 were very lively, receptive and responsive. The award presentation was made by Horsham District Council’s Chairman, Councillor Peter Burgess, who was joined by PC

Darren Worsfold, Youth Prevention Officer of Horsham Police, who had assisted the JNHW volunteer team with a stimulating explanation of Police activities. Parents and relatives of the participants came to witness the award presentation, which was followed by a group photo. The pupils were reminded that they were now members of Neighbourhood Watch for life, and to be sure to pass on to parents, grandparents and friends all that they had learned from the course. Photo credit: Diana Ellis, Horsham District NHW

A team of seven Year 5 pupils at St Mary’s CofE Primary school in Horsham have made the finals of the PA Consulting Raspberry Pi National Competition, for the sixth year in a row. The Raspberry Pi computer is a small credit card sized computer, born out of the UK, that has sold millions across the world. Each year, PA Consulting set a theme for the competition and teams have a small £100 budget to produce something with the small computer to fit this brief. The theme provided this year was Travel and Transport. The St. Mary’s team developed an idea (using the Pi) that aims to encourage parents (living some distance away) to drop off their children at a number of specified drop off points away from their school, before the children then walked into school. It is worth noting that a high percentage of serious child road accidents happen within 200 metres of a school gate, so any initiative to have less cars causing congestion around school gates should be encouraged. Children use a little NFC tag to scan in at the drop off point to a portable device (a Pi Zero) and then again at school on a human sized tree (in the shape of a Minecraft tree) housing a second full sized Raspberry Pi. These check-ins are then validated to ensure the child has scanned in at both locations,

a point is added to their year and school and as a reward: resulting in a patch of land being automatically built in a Minecraft World running on the Raspberry Pi inside the tree. The more pupils walk in, the bigger and more varied the world becomes in front of their very eyes. Schools participating can view how they compare to other schools on a dashboard the team have built using PowerBi against the data held on AWS (Amazon’s cloud). The pupils, who take their pro-

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Labour Party members march to County Hall

Labour Party members from across Horsham district marched to County Hall in Chichester last Friday and took part in the Climate emergency action demonstration. They then joined Labour County Councillor, Michael Jones, at County Hall, who proposed a motion calling on West Sussex County Council to recognise the climate emergency and pledge to do everything in their power to reduce the impact on our environment. After the event, Horsham Labour’s Michael Symes, who took part in the demonstration and is standing in the local elections in Trafalgar ward, said: “We are cam-


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paigning for West Sussex County Council to declare a climate emergency so that immediate action is taken before it is too late. We need to put the next generation before our own short-term needs and selfish desires. “Every decision the Council takes, whether it’s on housing, transport, waste management or energy, must focus on the environmental impact. As someone seeking election to Horsham District council, I have taken the Climate Action pledge and, as an elected councillor, will do everything within my power to ensure Horsham District signs up too. Drastic action is needed now.”

Included in Labour’s local manifesto are a range of green commitments, including using the levers of local government to reduce the impact on the environment and commitments to setting up an environmental committee to assess the environmental impact of its decisions. A Labour run council will ‘create a new senior role in the council with a focus on engaging with the public, making sure new innovative initiatives are developed and delivered across the district’. A programme of divestment, ensuring that none of Horsham District’s reserves or pension funds are invested in companies whose operations have a negative impact on our environment will also be rolled out if Labour win the elections in May. David Hide, chair of Horsham Labour Party and one of three candidates for Forest ward, confirmed: “This is Horsham Labour’s most innovative manifesto and reflects the seriousness of the situation we find ourselves in. The planning process is where we will see the greatest environmental gains and we will not support a single planning application that fails to deliver both affordable and sustainable developments.” For more information about Horsham Labour Party’s environmental policies and to download a copy of their manifesto, please visit: uk

Billingshurst Macmillan Group host ‘Lent Lunches’ The United Reformed Church, Billingshurst, hosted one of a series of Lent lunches last Friday. Pictured with Terri (from Billingshurst Macmillan) are the “willing” volunteers, from left to right: Jean Wilmer, Brenda Homden, Meredith Mason and Jane Matthews. We catered for nearly 40 people from different churches in Billingshurst. After lunch, Terri gave a very informative talk on the good work of Macmillan and how they raise funds.

A representative of the group said: “We were delighted to assist in this. An amazing £225 was raised going direct to Macmillan.” The lent lunches are hosted by St Gabriels, St Mary’s and Trinity United Reformed Church and each supports a different charity. For any further details about the church, please contact Brenda Homden, the Church Secretary on 01403 784719. Or for Macmillan, Terri Ashpool on 01403 588996

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Footballers to dress in Captured by Light at Horsham Museum drag for charity match and drink available from the cricket club after the match, why not come along and enjoy what is sure to be an entertaining game whilst raising money for a great charity. Looking forward to the trip, Amaya says, “Being so lucky to go to a great college such as

I was keen to support Classrooms for Kenya to give something back and do something truly worthwhile

Football.....”it’s a funny ole game” and on Sunday April 28th its sure to be a game of two laughs as the players take to the hallowed Trinity rec turf..... in drag, to raise money for the classrooms for Kenya project. Amaya Murphy is heading to the African country this Summer for three weeks with the Weald sixth form where they will be helping to build classrooms for underprivileged schools. With kick off at 3pm and food

The Weald I was keen to support Classrooms for Kenya to give something back and do something truly worthwhile for those less fortunate. The Weald organises trips each year to Kenya and after my experience of fundraising for NCS last year I jumped at the chance. It’s going to be hard work but equally rewarding. A trip of a lifetime, it’s so exciting to be able to do some good” You can donate at www. amaya-c4k

A unique event is taking place this weekend (13 April). Never before, in over 150 years of existence, have photographers from both ends of Horsham District worked together, let alone created a gallery of over 80 photographs celebrating the culture of the District. Yet, inspired by the Horsham District Year of Culture, members of the Horsham Photographic Society and Steyning Camera Club have spent over 365 days in all weathers, capturing by light, remarkable images that portray the district’s amazing cultural life. Horsham Museum and Art Gallery are delighted to be able to showcase their work. Because there are so many brilliant pictures, half way through the three month long run there will be a complete refresh with new photographs being displayed. The second display will open on 24 May. Photography came to Hor-

sham District around 1855 and, ever since then, it has been part of the district’s cultural life, as it has both recorded culture and been part of it. As part of the new temporary exhibition at Horsham District Council’s Horsham Museum and Art Gallery, the exhibition shows photography in the district has been led by amateurs, with the professional photographer on their heels. On display will be some early examples of their work, including that of a Horsham photographic inventor. However, the focus of the exhibition are the non-professional photographers, the Club/Society members whose love of the medium shines out in the stunning prints of the district. It would be invidious to select some highlights, as every image on display deserves to be there, either through technical merit or through capturing that special image; be it reflection from a dashboard; to shop windows; to

sportsmen, musicians, dancers, artists, natural world-decaying and restoring, to nature controlled to dressing for the occasion, through to images of reportage even images of loss and of sheer determination and applause. The exhibition is an amazing celebration that deserved to have a permanent record of the unique occasion. As part of the Year of Culture, Horsham Museum have published a fully illustrated book that not only includes every photograph displayed in the exhibition, but also gives a background to the history of the culture of photography in the District, focusing on its early days. Captured by Light: a photographic gallery of Horsham District’s cultural life is priced at £13.95, available now in the museum shop. Captured by Light opens on 13 April 2019 and runs through until 6 July. Free admission.

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russ bedford Tuesday April 9th saw a hugely successful charity bowling event take place at The Rec in Horsham, with 21 teams from a variety of local businesses taking part. Organised by The Rotary Club of Horsham to raise money for local charity Set 4 Success it was an evening full of strikes, spares, gutter balls and splits that saw £500 raised for the charity. Whilst many bowlers enjoyed the great menu options provided by the new diner at The Rec, others were quick to head to the bar, perhaps needing some Dutch courage before entering the tense, hostile atmosphere of competitive bowling. We were soon underway and it was clear that this was going to be a night of fun rather than a competition to see who wins. That being said, Ben Hewson patrolled the lanes with his laptop entering scores as the games finished. The competitive element was now beginning to show, although maybe that was just in my head, being a former league bowler I felt I had a point to prove and was quite satisfied to hit a 202 in my first game. The drinks flowed and the food constantly served, the second

game came round fast and at this stage it was between us, and IMPACT for the top spot. We weren’t particularly confident but the offer from Graham, a coowner of The Rec to give a free night out to the first team to hit 4 strikes in a row certainly raised the level of intensity, sadly for us the strikes didn’t come but it didn’t matter. It was a brilliant evening with two prime objectives of raising money and having fun achieved. Once Ben had entered the final scores we saw that IMPACT were crowned deserved winners. The Jannels Family using their years of bowling experience to rack up some consistent scores. The District Post came a surprise second. Davey helping secure it with his combined 2 game score of 130. Third place went to Gutterly Ridiculous from Kreston Reeves. Ben then announced the ‘Best bowler’ award which went to me! I felt this award somewhat unfair though due to me having bowled for 15 years so rather than accept it, I offered to donate it. Jason Hayes from Durrants duly accepted it from us and made a donation to a local charity in order to receive the prize.Excellent work from those involved with organising the event and we pass our thanks from all that took part, onto The Rotary Club of Horsham, Set 4 Success and The Rec.

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Thakeham Homes thrilled to sponsor HeART to Heart

Local company, Thakeham Homes, are thrilled to be at the heart of a brand new community art trail to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice. Thakeham, whose staff have already raised £22,000 for their local hospice and are supporting

development of the new hospice at Pease Pottage, confirmed their headline sponsorship of the fibre glass heart trail that will take place this summer. Each heart has been individually designed by a local artist and will form part of a public art

trail. This will run across the areas where St Catherine’s provides people with vital end of life care and support. As well as the main heart trail, there is a community art project for schools and local groups and a secret heart exhibition. Robert Boughton, Group Managing Director of Thakeham, said: “We’re thrilled to be the headline sponsor for HeART to Heart. Our relationship with St Catherine’s is extremely important. It’s great to continue our support of the hospice in such a fun campaign alongside our support of the new hospice at Pease Pottage. The trail is also a brilliant opportunity for us to support our local area and to promote the incredible work St Catherine’s does. “An art trail is a stimulating and different project for us to be involved with and it’ll bring the community together for a worthwhile cause. It’s been really

exciting to see a sneak peak of the amazing heart designs too. We’d encourage other businesses to get involved. It’s a great way to show you care and an innovative way to engage with your community, while helping create new footfall and income for our area. “Within our office, most of our staff live within the areas St Catherine’s provides care. So learning that only one in three local people can currently receive the hospice’s care has been an eye opener. It’s definitely helped spurred [sic] us on to support St Catherine’s wherever and whenever we can!” Thakeham’s chosen heart, ‘Love Grows’ recently spent the morning at their head office: “We want to involve the whole team – for everyone at Thakeham to be inspired to get involved at some point – we are sure many will take on the challenge of finding each heart! It’s been really exciting choosing our heart,

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Well done to all involved in organising”. This year, there will be many amazing surprises, including the finale of the fantastic Horsham Children’s Parade and the incredible Titan the Robot Show... plus the usual plethora of traders, charities, community organisations, sports have-a-go areas, Bensons Giant Funfair, Street Food Stalls, and a stage (compered by Dave Benson Phillips) and arena packed with local bands and celebs, including Tomfoolery and Ollie Heath, and drama and dance groups. Over 20,000 guests are anticipated, making it probably the biggest community event in Horsham. If you would like to be part of the massive spectacular that will be FUNDAY SUNDAY 2019, please contact us at horshamrotary@btconnect. com or call 01403 754005. Pitches for traders, entertainers, charities, sports clubs and community organisations are amazing value, as is headline sponsorship of the event. Don’t wait, book soon as space is limited.

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Collyer’s student wins YST 2019! St Catherine’s Hospice Make a Will Fortnight

Collyer’s student, Billy Venner, has won the Young Start-up Talent (YST) 2019. The YST is a community based project aimed at young entrepreneurs aged between 16-25, looking to start their own business. The South East Showcase took place at Thales UK with a £50,000 prize fund, made up of a range of business products and services, which provides the chosen winner with the vital support & guidance needed to start their own business with a more sustainable future. Along with Billy, the finalists were: Rebecca Fitzgerald, Anthony Mellor, Hlanganiso Matangaidze and Tom Gray; Tom Williams and

Luke Baldwin. The panel of Judges comprised: David Kickham – Operations Director, Thales Group,

Billy is an outstanding student and young entrepreneur. We are incredibly proud of him.. Paul McConalogue – Director of Corporate & Commercial Banking Crawley & Gatwick Area, Nat-

west, Ana Christie – CEO, Sussex Chamber of Commerce, Tony Hyams-Parish – Partner, DMH Stallard; Mario Carrozzo – CEO, Caridon Property, Jon Maile – Audit Partner/Practice Leader, Grant Thornton UK LLP and Akeel Alidina – Managing Director, Caridon Property. Collyer’s Head of Business Studies, Roger Raymond, said: “Billy is an outstanding student and young entrepreneur. We are incredibly proud of him and the other Collyer’s students who have enjoyed significant success in this competition over the years. Massive congratulations to Billy – his success is thoroughly deserved!”

Crawley-based award-winning law firm, stevensdrake, is delighted to unite with Sussex and Surrey law firms to support St Catherine’s Hospice ‘Make a Will Fortnight’ scheme, which runs from 13 - 24 May 2019. In collaboration with the scheme, stevensdrake is offering their time and specialist advice on how you can benefit the ones who mean most to you, the way you like, by creating or changing your Will. Instead of paying them for their advice and time, all that stevensdrake ask is that you make a donation to St Catherine’s Hospice. The Hospice has suggested a minimum donation of £120 for a straightforward single Will and £180 for two straightforward mirror Wills* stevensdrake understand the thought of making a Will can be daunting, but with decades of experience and tailored service,

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.

whatever your requirements, stevensdrake can provide you with the Will you need. St Catherine’s Hospice is a local charity with a big ambition: to help everyone face death informed, supported and pain-free. Providing expert hospice care, they are there for people when life comes full circle. Appointments at stevensdrake will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to tick the task off your ‘to do’ list. * If your needs are more complex stevensdrake will charge the applicable rate for any additional work that may be required. For further information, or to book your appointment, please contact Erica Pearce-Howard on 01293 596925 or by emailing or Sue Tipper on 01293 596908 or by emailing


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12/04/19 Open Mic Friday 16th Warnham Comrades Club Warnham September

20:30 - 23:00 The Overtures BAND-DATE! with Wildwood Golf & Country Saviours of Soul Club, Cranleigh Horsham Sports 18:00 Club - Horsham T20:00 Slammers - 23:30Soul Band The Barley Mow, Tandridge Willie Austen Ashington Village

20:00 Club - Pulborough

20:00 - 23:00 Backwoods Creek (w/support from Emily Faye) The REC Rooms Saturday 17thHorsham September 19:30 - 23:00 Horsham ELO AgainRocks Presents The Capitol Theatre - The Horsham Bandstand, Horsham Carfax, Horsham 19:30til - 23:00 11:00 16:00 Jon Paul Miller Nell Bryden The King’s Arms The Capitol Theatre, HorHorsham sham 20:30 - 23:00

19:30 Larger Than Life Duo Goffs Park Social Club, 13/04/19 Horsham Rocks Presents: Crawley Trevor Clawson 20:30 Carfax Bandstand Hounds of Sound Horsham Broadbridge Heath Village 13:00 - 15:00 Centre, Broadbridge Heath Alter Ego 20:00 The Bedford - Horsham Quo-caine 20:30 - 23:00 RedMulberry, Mosquito Goring The The Malt Shovel 20:30 Horsham Black Heart Angel 20:30 - 23:00 The Malt Shovel, Horsham Rufus Black

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19:00 - 23:00 18th Sunday Swing ‘n’ King The Holmbush Inn - Horsham September 20:00 Saxon - 23:00Beardsmen South Steeleye Span: 50th Gathering Anniversary Tour The Shovel, Horsham TheMalt Capitol Theatre 12:00 til 18:00 Horsham Open night 19:30Mic - 23:00 The Shelley Arms, Broadbridge Heath 19:30 14/04/19 Riverboat Shuffle Helena Mace Horsham Sports The Anchor Inn - Club, Storrington, Pulborough Horsham 19:30 - 23:00 20:00

Horsham Folk Club Normandy Centre - Horsham 19:45 - 22:00 Riverboat Shuffle The Hornbrook Inn - Horsham 20:00 - 23:00

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Acoustic Open Mic Night The Jolly Tanners, Staplefield 15/04/19 20:30 Blue Coconut Music Club Blues Workshop Sandham Hall - Pulborough 19:00 - 23:00 Northgate Community CenWarnham Jazz Club tre, Crawley Warnham Comrades 20:00 Club - Warnham Open Mic Night 20:00 - 23:00 The Royal Oak, Ifield 20:00 Acoustic showcases 16/04/19 The Surrey Open Mic Oaks, Newdigate 19:30 George & Dragon - Shipley 20:00 - 23:00

Wenesday 14th 17/04/19 September Open Mic Electric Jam Night The Malt Shovel - Horsham The Malt Shovel, Horsham 20:00 - 23:00 20:30


Stan’s Open Mic Thursday 15th Sophia’s Bar - Horsham 20:00 - 23:00 September

VIVALDI – Gloria CHERUBINI – Requiem Handel – Hallelujah Chorus Bach – Wohl mir, dass ich Jesum habe Parry – I was Glad and Jerusalem Conductor Hope On Saturday 27 April, the West – Stephen be performed at his own funeral. The choir will also perform Jesu, Sussex Philharmonic Choir will Organist – David Moore Joy of Man’s Desiring by J.S. Bach, present their Spring Concert at St. sung in the original German, and Mary’s Parish Church. the Hallelujah Chorus from HanThe programme is a cocktail of del’s Messiah, as well as two pieces musical delights, with four short, by the English composer Hubert well-loved pieces providing a framework for two larger choralAprilParry: I wasat Glad, an anthem for Saturday 27th 2019 7.30pm works by Italian composers. The the Coronation of King Edward VII first of these – Antonio Vivaldi’s in 1902, and the rousing Jerusalem, TICKETS £14 on the door, or from Horsham Piano Centre, joyful and uplifting Gloria, written well known as the anthem of the Waterstones or The Candy Box in 1715 – is a firm favourite with Women’s Institute, but also the official hymn of the England & Wales singers and audiences alike. The Cricket Board! second is less well known: Luigi WSPC currently has about 75 Cherubini’s ‘royal’ Requiem in C members, but new voices are alMinor – a work full of majesty and ways welcome. For more about the drama that was greatly admired in the 19th century but is rarely choir and forthcoming concerts, performed nowadays. It was complease276763 visit http://www.westsusRegistered Charity Number missioned in 1815 by the newly Concert details: installed French King Louis XVIII to Saturday 27 April 2019, 7.30 pm commemorate his brother, Louis at St. Mary’s Church, the Causeway, XVI, who had been executed by guillotine in 1793 during the Reign Horsham. Tickets: £14 (students of Terror. Beethoven regarded £7) available from Waterstone’s, Cherubini as the greatest living The Candy Box, Horsham Piano composer and was so impressed by Centre and on the door this requiem that he asked for it to

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The Mousetrap The Mousetrap, the legendary whodunnit and recordbreaking murder mystery from Queen of Crime, Dame Agatha Christie, starring Gwyneth Strong (Only Fools and Horses) as Mrs Boyle comes to The Hawth from Monday 22 - Saturday 27 April. The unstoppable West End hit has been delighting theatregoers for 67 years with its macabre murder mystery. Following a record-breaking 60th anniversary debut tour in 2012, the timeless thriller is back by popular demand in a new national tour which opened to critical and public acclaim in January. Gwyneth Strong is best known for her role as Cassandra in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses. The role gained Gwyneth mainstream recognition and she appeared in the hit comedy show, as well as several Christmas specials, between 1989 and 2003. More recently, she joined the cast of EastEnders in the role of Geraldine Clough. Other television credits include The Great Train Robbery, Silent Witness, Casualty, Doctors and Murder in Suburbia. Gwyneth appeared in the UK tour of Our House, in which she played Kath Casey. Her stage credits also include Stand (Oxford Playhouse/ Battersea Arts), Monkey Bars

(Unicorn Theatre), A RoundHeeled Woman (Aldwych), When You Cure Me (Bush Theatre), Ancient Lights (Hampstead Theatre) and Care (Royal Court). The cast also includes David Alcock (Mr Paravicini), Geoff Arnold (Detective Sgt. Trotter), Nick Biadon (Giles Ralston), Lewis Chandler (Christopher Wren), John Griffiths (Major Metcalf), Harriett Hare (Mollie Ralston) and Saskia Vaigncourt-Strallen (Miss Casewell). First seen in Nottingham in 1952, starring Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim, The Mousetrap has gone on to become the world’s longest running stage production following its West End transfer to The Ambassadors in 1952 and St Martins in 1973, where it has played ever since, continuing a record-breaking run with over 27,500 performances in London so far. The beloved murder mystery returns to the road following the success of the first ever UK tour in 2012. The Mousetrap continues its open-ended run at St. Martin’s Theatre, London. Performances: Monday 22 Saturday 27 April, 7.30pm and Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets: Available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 and online: Design Search Social

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Easter Sunday Barnstormers Comedy at the Capitol ATTENTION FAMILIES!

Yup, the next Barnstormers Comedy show takes place on Easter Sunday, so not only is there a great line-up in prospect, there’s also a day off to follow. Added to which, we have an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman on the bill... although not necessarily in that order. As ever, resident host, Kevin Precious, will be on hand to oversee the proceedings. This month’s trio of mirth-making headliners includes: urbane and eloquent Scot Alan Francis, ‘Shows flashes of pure brilliance’ - Chortle; superb comic savant Michael Fabbri, ‘Startlingly insightful’ - The Guardian; and quintessential Irish storyteller Andrew Ryan, ‘Utterly brilliant, going to be a huge star’ - Time Out Scottish comedian, Alan Francis, first came to the notice of comedy audiences when he won Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny Award in 1991. Since then his reputation has grown as a writer, stand-up and actor. He has worked in theatre (Francis & Power - Deep Dark Cuts, Jeffrey Dahmer Is Unwell (Paula van Hagen), Take A Chance On Me (New End, Hampstead), The Electronic Dark Age (Edinburgh Fringe), to name but a few appearances); television (Pulling, Last Laugh, Spy, Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression, The 11 O’Clock Show, Stand Up, Comedy Nation, Between The Lines, Knowing Me, Knowing Yule, Various, Alas Smith and Jones, Fist Of Fun, Alexi Sayle Show, Lenny Goes To Town (BBC)); radio (It’s That Jo Caulfield Again, Three Off The Tee, Stamp Collecting With Legs, The Alan Davies Show (BBC Radio 4), Colin, nominated for Song

Award (BBC Radio 5)) and film (The Debt Collector (Channel 4 Films)). With a dark and honest approach to some of life’s more touchy subjects, Michael Fabbri manages to effortlessly slip between some harsh, controversial topics to lighthearted silliness to make for a refreshingly eclectic and brilliantly funny act. Having quickly stamped his mark on the UK circuit appearing in the 2003 final of Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny?, Michael rapidly earned a reputation as one of the most promising up and coming comedians on the circuit; A reputation that he is living up to, regularly performing for the best clubs in the country. Michael regularly performs for all of the major clubs and promoters on the UK circuit, including The Comedy Store, Up The Creek, Jesters, GSOH and Mirth Control. He also performs at many universities across the UK. Michael supported Lucy Porter on her national Love In tour in 2008 and supported Micky Flanagan in 2011 at a selection of dates on ‘The Out Out Tour’. He also travelled to Amsterdam to take part in the Toomler festival, with Keith Farnan. Not only popular in the UK, Michael has also performed in Singapore, Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi. Irishman Andrew Ryan is one of the most exciting talents in recent years; in demand as an act and an MC at the biggest comedy clubs across the UK & Ireland. Andrew’s quintessentially Irish storytelling abilities and cheeky, friendly demeanour make him a natural stand up. He performed his

debut hour show ‘Ryanopoly’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012, receiving rave reviews (‘Illuminating debut ★’ – The Metro). In 2015, he was at the Edinburgh Festival with his latest show ‘Perfectly Inadequate’. Selling out his run at the Festival and having to put on extra shows.‘Hard not to enjoy’ ★ Daily Record. He returned again to Edinburgh in 2016 with he new show ‘Ruined’. (‘An hour of hilarious comedy’ ★- Edfestmag). In 2017, he brought his show ‘Did you get here alright?’ to Edinburgh and is now taking it across the Uk on tour (Rapturously Funny ★- The List) In 2018 he won ‘BEST NEW SHOW’ at The Leicester Comedy Festival with his new show ‘ Is everything alright at home?’ Andrew has appeared on many TV shows in the UK & Ireland He has performed stand-up on BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Best of the Edinburgh Festival Live on BBC3, The Blame Game on BBC 1, Live at The Comedy Store for Comedy Central, Live for MIND on Comedy Central, The Six O Clock show on TV3 ( Ireland). Contributions to Golf’s Funniest Moments, Crickets Funniest Moments, When Chat Shows Go Wrong all for Sky 1. In Ireland, Andrew performs regularly in Dublin and has been invited to perform at Kilkenny Cat laughs festival, Ivy Gardens in Dublin, Galway & Cork Comedy Festival. Performance: Sun 21 April, 7:30pm, Capitol Studio. Tickets: £12 at the door (£10 in advance), available from the Capitol Box Office: 01403 750220 and online:

The Capitol Summer School Following the success of previous years, The Capitol will continue its annual Summer School tradition with the production of the popular Madness musical, Our House. The well-established musical theatre Summer School gives local children aged 8-18 the opportunity to work with professional West End tutors for over two weeks, learning the scenes, songs and routines before finishing off the project with four performances of the full-scale production in the Main Theatre. Based in 1980s Camden Town, Our House follows the story of sixteen-year-old London lad, Joe Casey, who breaks into a building site whilst on a first date, in a bid to impress the girl of his dreams. When the police turn up, Joe’s life splits in two: Good Joe, who stays to help and Bad Joe, who flees. The musical features a collection of Madness hits, including House of Fun, Baggy Trousers, Driving In My

Car, It Must Be Love and, of course, Our House! Nick Mowat, General Manager and producer of The Capitol’s Summer School, explained: “Providing activities for young people is a hugely important part of our programme. We need to offer young people the opportunity to learn, grow in confidence and develop skills, and their personalities, in a friendly, safe environment - as these experiences can help them so much as they go on to develop as young people”. The Summer School runs from Wednesday 24 July to Saturday 10 August, with the final performances on Friday 9 & Saturday 10 August. Entry to the Summer School is by audition on Sunday 28 April. More information can be requested from Hazel Fisher on 01403 756088 or The Capitol Box Office on 01403 750220, but hurry - applications close on Friday 19 April.


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We take notices for all celebrations, births, deaths, marriages, anniversaries and acknowledgements To book your notice, please contact the team on 01403 289709 or at 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 1st April 2019 and 5th April 2019: 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/19/0760 Eaton Thorne House Henfield Road Woodmancote Henfield West Sussex BN5 9BH Remove an internal wall, adapt an existing external opening, provide replacement porch and lean-to boot room. Erection of a three bay carport with storage (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. DC/19/0489 Falconers Sincox Lane Shipley Horsham West Sussex RH13 8PT Adaption of existing dwelling and adjacent redundant farm buildings to form three independent dwellings with access together with landscaping, facilities for sustainable energy sources including partial demolition. Alternative design and layout approved under SP/12/02. (Full Planning Application) Reason for Advert: Major Development. DC/19/0459 Meadow House Billingshurst Road Ashington Pulborough West Sussex RH20 3AZ Outline application for the erection of a dwelling with all matters reserved Reason for Advert: The proposed development does not accord with the provisions of the development plan in force in the area in which the land to which the application relates is situated. DC/19/0454 13 West Street Horsham West Sussex RH12 1PB Erection of a first floor extension over existing ground floor Reason for Advert: Conservation Area.

DC/19/0731 Broadbridge Heath Playing Field Wickhurst Lane Broadbridge Heath West Sussex Variation of condition 1 of previously approved application DC/17/0388 (Erection of the Neighbourhood Centre at Wickhurst Green including nursery (Class D1 Non-residential institution), 1No. anchor retail store (Class A1 Retail), 3No. flexible commercial units (Classes A1 Retail, A2 Financial Institutions, A3 Restaurants / Cafes), 24No. apartments, office building (Class B1 Office) with associated parking and landscaping, including the downgrading of the A264.) Relating to the creation of a mezzanine floor in the nursery area of the Neighbourhood Centre. Creation of four new high level windows, a new door and a small cantilevered walkway. Reason for Advert: Major Development. DC/19/0716 4 Chalice Walk High Street Rusper Horsham West Sussex RH12 4FA Installation of a 5” flue to left elevation for wood burning stove Reason for Advert: Conservation Area. Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. DC/19/0704 1 Crabtree Cottages Brighton Road Lower Beeding Horsham West Sussex RH13 6NH Demolition of existing open pergola and erection of an enclosed link with roof lights between existing house and conservatory. Replacement of existing conservatory roof Reason for Advert: Conservation Area.

DC/19/0748 7 Wimblehurst Road Horsham West Sussex RH12 2EA Proposed alterations to existing vehicle crossover from main highway and existing bus stop and lamp post locations, alterations to front garden landscaping Reason for Advert: Conservation Area. DC/19/0759 Eaton Thorne House Henfield Road Woodmancote Henfield West Sussex BN5 9BH Remove an internal wall, adapt an existing external opening, provide replacement porch and lean-to boot room. Erection of a three bay carport with storage (Householder) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. DC/19/0492 Falconers Sincox Lane Shipley Horsham West Sussex RH13 8PT Adaption of an existing dwelling and adjacent redundant farm buildings to form three independent dwellings with access together with landscaping, facilities for sustainable energy sources including partial demolition Alternative design and layout approved under SP/13/02. (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Major Development. DC/19/0730 34 High Street Steyning West Sussex BN44 3YE Demolition of existing domestic garage block and the erection of a single storey detached dwelling Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. Conservation Area.

DC/19/0710 St Josephs Abbey Greyfriars Lane Storrington RH20 4GJ Erection of a two storey detached dwelling with associated parking Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. Conservation Area. DC/19/0726 Hencocks Church Street Rudgwick Horsham West Sussex RH12 3EH Removal of a internal partition wall on first floor with internal alterations (Listed Building Consent) Reason for Advert: Listed Building. Conservation Area. DC/19/0664 Horsham Mobile Repair Centre 5 West Street Horsham West Sussex RH12 1PB Installation of a non-illuminated hop front fascia sign and non-illuminated hanging sign Reason for Advert: Conservation Area. DC/19/0706 Christs Hospital School The Avenue Christs Hospital RH13 0LJ Formation of outdoor gym area located at the rear of the Sports Hall including new enclosure fencing with gates, downlighting and a canopy Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. DC/19/0688 Collyers School 82 Hurst Road Horsham West Sussex RH12 2EJ Demolition of single storey link building used for general teaching and r eplacement with a two storey block extension with associated landscaping for general teaching and informal study Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building.

DC/19/0687 Collyers School 82 Hurst Road Horsham West Sussex RH12 2EJ Demolition of single storey buildings used for nursery school and replacement with the erection of a two storey general teaching block with a ssociated landscaping. Reason for Advert: Affecting Setting of a Listed Building. SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK APPLICATIONS SDNP/19/01464/HOUS Courtyard Cottage Church Street Amberley Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of single storey rear extension Reason for Advert: Conservation Area. and Listed Building . SDNP/19/01638/HOUS East Street Farm East Street Amberley Internal opening to connect dining room and kitchen, conversion of adjacent outbuilding to study and utility with link hall, relocation of oil tank (Householder) Reason for Advert: Conservation Area. and Listed Building SDNP/19/01639/LIS East Street Farm East Street Amberley Internal opening to connect dining room and kitchen, conversion of adjacent outbuilding to study and utility with link hall, relocation of oil tank (Householder) Reason for Advert: Conservation Area and Listed Building

A copy of each application and the submitted plans are available for inspection on the Council’s website 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.

Town and County Planning (Development Management Procedure) Order 2015 NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 13 OF APPLICATION FOR PLANNING PERMISSION Proposed development at: Land adjacent to Kurial, Wilsborough Lane, Storrington, West Sussex RH20 4ND Take notice that application is being made by - Ian Perry for Planning permission for: Erection of a 3-bedroom chalet and detached garage. Any owner of the land or tenant who wishes to make representations about this application should write to the council within 21 days of this notice. Date of notice 12/04/2019 Horsham District Council, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1RL Signed Cameron McMillan Date of notice 12/04/2019

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Horsham Mixed XI through to National Finals – again! Sunday April 6 – National Cup Quarter Final Ipswich Mixed Team 4 1 Horsham Hockey Martin Read - Sports Reporter A much-depleted Horsham Mixed XI made the long journey to Ipswich to face a Suffolk side having the luxury of 15 in their squad, compared to the Horsham contingent of just ten. But, with the prize of an appearance at the Finals weekend at the Lee Valley Olympic Park – for the second year running - Horsham came away winners, despite the hosts scoring first. Bella de Rocha equalised for Horsham to leave the score level on 1-1 at the break. The second half, though, belonged to Horsham, starting with Gee Humphreys putting Chas Richardson through to take the lead, before de Rocha gave Horsham a two goal cushion. Mixed Captain Joey

Humphreys – Gee’s brother - told the District Post: “We had availability problems, so it was great to go 3-1 up and then we ended with an excellent open passing team goal, the ball being tapped in once their keeper had been rounded. That was a good win for us, taking us through

We had availability problems, so it was great to go 3-1 up.. to the Finals weekend at Lee Valley on the 8th and 9th of June, with the Semis on the Saturday and the Finals the next day. This year we hope to qualify for the Sunday, which we didn’t quite do last season. Meanwhile, our Player of the Match at Ipswich was Joy How”.

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Horsham district - the best place for sport in the land ! Sport Martin Read - Sports Reporter The Horsham district really does punch above its weight when it comes to sport! We have an extraordinary number of opportunities to participate at every level from junior right through to senior at the highest amateur and semi professional status with excellent facilities and a huge number of dedicated coaches and administrators. And, apart from being pleasant, friendly places with a wide range of social pursuits, our sports clubs are very successful, too. Horsham Rugby Club, and Horsham Hockey Club Men’s and Ladies’ 1st XI are all currently holders of their Sussex Cups, which they have won on a serial basis and all three are in this year’s finals again. For the second year running Horsham’s Mixed Hockey team is through to Finals Day at London’s Olympic Park and this Saturday Horsham Rugby Club is hosting probably the most important game in its illustrious history, when they play Farnham in a bid to be promoted into the RFU’s London SE1 League – one step below National level, yet to be savoured by the Club. Horsham

Football Club is also on the cusp of breaking through to their play offs – promotion as we welcome them back to the town at their magnificent new home after ten years of nomadic existence would be highly appropriate. Horsham Cricket Club has won the Sussex League for fun, won the National Cup at Lord’s and, regularly the Sussex Cup, lastly in 2016, while Roffey are Sussex Champions again – for the fourth time in five years, having also won the Sussex Cup in 2017 and getting through to both the National semi final and National T20 finals day last year. Horsham Rugby Club is rightly proud of its superb artificial pitch, while at Horsham’s cricket ground, just a short stroll from the Carfax, in addition to the two cricket grounds, there are the thriving Tennis and Squash Clubs. Roffey, too, has two grounds, the second one being at Faygate. And, apart from the bigger clubs there are excellent arrangements at Trinity Cricket Club, looking a picture and soon be a hive of youth coaching activity on Friday evenings. Former Premier League side Billingshurst CC also has outstanding facilities with two grounds and there are a number of other pleasant clubs.

Broadbridge Heath Football Club and Southwater Cricket and Football Clubs are about to move into their admirable, long awaited new homes. Meanwhile there is excellent youth football provision – for boys and girls, as for all of our sports – with clubs such as Horsham Sparrows and Roffey Robins. The district has great opportunities for cyclists, social and serious, with Horsham Cycling, while runners can join Horsham Joggers - the Horsham 10K race comes up on June 2nd and the brilliant Barns Green Half Marathon on September 29th, when the whole village welcomes runners from far and wide for a lovely family day, raising money for St Catherine’s Hospice in the process. There are also walking groups, excellent Leisure Centres with swimming and gyms, plus top golf courses at Mannings Heath, Cottismore, Slinfold, Rookwood and elsewhere. Whichever is your sport - badminton, fishing, petanque, stoolball, table tennis or whatever, you will be able to find it – or start it – in Horsham district. So, whether you are young or more mature, enjoy and rejoice in our wonderful, successful sporting community.

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Photos by John Lines Saturday April 6 – The Bostik League – South East Division Sittingbourne 1 6 Horsham Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter

Sittingbourne beat Horsham at Lancing in August, but since then the fortunes of the two sides have varied considerably – Horsham thrashed the Kent team at

Woodstock Park last Saturday and are second, chasing Cray Wanderers, with three games remaining and a coveted play off spot up for grabs. Whereas, the Kent side – who had lost to bottom club Greenwich Borough the week before – now find themselves in 16th spot and not yet clear of the threat of relegation. With a hat trick, involvement in the Hornets’ fourth goal and denial by the woodwork, Chris Smith was the principle architect of Sittingbourne’s woes, the much-changed Kent side having no answer to his speed and ingenuity. The game, though, started quietly with shots from Rob O’Toole and Dylan Merchant coming to nothing and Sittingbourne not troubling Horsham’s newly signed keeper from VCD Athletic, Joe Mant, whose opposite number, Patrick Lee had to be alert to push a Smith rocket over the bar. Yet it was Sittingbourne who might have opened the scoring mid way through the first half, but, on the break from a Horsham attack, Lawrence was off target – a costly miss, because Horsham immediately went ahead, a good build up enabling Smith to complete from close quarters. Horsham kept testing the Kentish defence and were rewarded when Jack Brivio headed home Lee Harding’s cross just before the break. Early in the second half Horsham went three up, Smith firing a powerful volley into the upper reaches of the goal, and with Horsham making all the running, Smith swiftly followed up with a drive just past the upright before Tyrell Richardson-Brown could not quite latch onto the striker’s supply. However, more goals were inevitable, O’Toole and Harvey Sparks creating danger, and Horsham duly went four ahead from an own goal, Allan turning in Smith’s cross. Smith was soon in action again from the penalty spot after being fouled by the keeper. He missed a spot kick in the previous game, but this time it was routine for Smith, his hat trick notching up his 20th success of the season. Jack Brivio then compounded the hosts’ misery, nodding in a free kick for his second. Time was fast evaporating, but Sittingbourne were gifted a goal courtesy of an un-cleared corner from which substitute Lewins benefited. In the dying moments a Smith pile-driver crashed into the woodwork, but it mattered not, the final whistle bringing Horsham’s most sizeable league win for thirteen years and leaving the Hornets needing just a solitary point to secure a play off place. On Saturday the Hornets venture further into east Kent, to Herne Bay (14th), before, on the 20th, they have their final home game at Lancing against another Kent side – Faversham (17th). Play offs apart, Horsham finish their league programme with a visit to the Channel Islands to take on 18th in the table Guernsey on Easter Monday. Earlier in the season Horsham beat Herne Bay and Faversham and drew with Guernsey.

Saturday April 6 – Southern Combination Football League – Premier Division Horsham YMCA 2 1 Hassocks Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter

Horsham YMCA returned to winning ways after their seven match run of league victories had been interrupted by the unfortunate draw at Newhaven the previous Saturday. YM did the double over now mid table Hassocks last season – resoundingly - but the Robins beat YM 5-3 at the Beacon in January, so revenge was sweet. Yet YM trailed 0-1 at the break and might have suffered further damage after Jake Lindsey had put the visitors ahead in the fifth minute. It was not YM’s most stunning performance of the season, but they hung in, scoring two second half goals and then successfully closing the game down to take all three points, despite being reduced to ten men with ample time remaining. Hassocks were without the services of former Gorings Mead favourite Phil Johnson and the second half was more enterprising for YM. After Jack Frankland had shot wide and Callum Donaghey blocked off Hassocks’ attack for an unsuccessful corner, action switched back to the other end, Jack Hartley equalising ten minutes after the re-start. And, it promptly got better, Alex Barbary blasting the ball into the top left corner of the net to give YM the lead. Dean Bown’s looping shot then ballooned over the bar before a YM corner went well wide. Half time changes were making a difference, with YM now calling the

shots. But, Hartley’s long range strike was off target, before Tony Nwachukwu’s header somehow evaded the goal. YM were then harshly penalised when Hartley was sent off for diving in the box, a spot kick appearing warranted, with the Hassocks defender admitting to inadvertently clicking him from behind. The numerical disadvantage put YM under pressure with Hassocks striving for a late equaliser, earning two unrewarded corners. YM, though, were also creating chances, sub Jack Ryder shooting hard to the Hassocks keeper ahead of getting through again, but firing past in an inviting one on one opportunity. After a break this Saturday, YM have their last three fixtures in quick succession – on Easter Saturday (20th) there will be a hard fought local derby against Broadbridge Heath at the Leisure Centre, especially as Heath have already beaten YM twice this season – in the RUR Cup and the league. Then comes two home games, first versus Crawley Down Gatwick on the Tuesday evening after Easter (23rd),a re-arranged Boxing Day fixture, and, then, on the last weekend of the league programme – Saturday April 27th - YM welcome Langney Wanderers, having beaten both CDG and Langney earlier in the season. Meanwhile, requiring just a point to sew up the title, Chichester beat Langney on Saturday to be crowned worthy, uncatchable Champions with 88 points. YM are currently second with 76 and Eastbourne Town third on 74. Newhaven (73) are now fourth, but with a game in hand

Another win places Heath sixth Saturday April 6 Southern Combination Football League Premier Division Broadbridge Heath 2 0 Eastbourne United AFC Football Martin Read - Sports Reporter Broadbridge Heath continued their good run of 2019 form with another win, having been beaten only twice in15 games since the festivities. Earlier in the season the two teams battled out a hard fought goal-less draw at East Sussex’s Oval, but last Saturday, after a stalemate first half Heath saw off struggling Eastbourne United without too much difficulty thanks to two goals after the interval, despite still being without injured Captain Tom Howard-Bold and with Brad Peters suspended, Ryan Brackpool unwell and Charlie Leach unavailable. Heath though, began in a rush with the prolific Devon Fender, George Cousins and Jamie Taylor all threatening in the opening exchanges. But, workmanlike United kept them at bay and then began to test the re-vamped Heath back line, but neither side had scored at the break. With the uneven pitch making an accurate passing game difficult, Heath tried a differ-

ent approach in the second half and, mid way through, they were rewarded from the penalty spot after Taylor had been floored when in a close range scoring position, Fender converting. Heath keeper Kieron Thorp maintained their advantage when Pearson looked likely to equalise, Thorp’s feet keeping the ball out. Following Heath changes, sub Renato Carvalho crossed to Fender, who made no mistake, bringing his seasonal tally to 15 a minute before scheduled full time. There is no match on Saturday, sixth placed Heath returning to action on Easter Saturday (20th) when, in what is sure to be a competitive local derby, Horsham YMCA visit. Then, for their last game at the Leisure Centre before finally taking over their adjacent new ground, Heath welcome 16th in the table Loxwood, ahead of the last Saturday of the season, April 27th, when there is the trip to Arundel. Meanwhile, at the foot of the table Eastbourne United occupy the penultimate berth with 24 points, three more than bottom club Shoreham. Arundel are on the same number of points as United, but shade them by dint of a one goal difference. Newcomers Little Common are hovering above the relegation zone with 26 points.

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Saturday April 6 – London 2 South East Horsham 76 12 Maidstone Rugby Martin Read - Sports Reporter Coming in to last Saturday’s game Horsham had won their previous nine league fixtures – mostly by handsome margins. They beat Maidstone 23-50 in Kent on the first week of the season, but any fear of complacency and trace of nerves on the field and touchline was quickly dispelled when Sam Hampson powered over in the opening minute, Tom Johnson’s kick providing a seven point advantage almost before the visitors realised that the game had started. The magnificent artificial pitch at Coolhurst really suits Horsham’s fast open runners and Aaron Linfield soon

burst through, and, by the quarter of an hour mark, Declan Nwachukwu had emulated his team mates and Horsham were well on their way. Jonny Whiting then added a try from close quarters, followed by Giles Barber and Nwachukwu – who ran half the field without anyone in the opposition managing to lay a finger on him, Johnson’s boot giving Horsham an unchallenged 38 point lead at the break. Restarting, unrelenting Horsham continued in the same vein, Mike Watts and Joe Wilde soon getting over, both boosted by Johnson’s kicking. But, to their credit, despite being 52 adrift in as many minutes, Maidstone notched up two tries of their own, one converted. That was, though, the end of their fun, Watts, Jordan Bell, Hampson and Nwachukwu all subsequently gaining the line, Johnson converting twice, Horsham compiling their highest

score – 76 points – of their high scoring season – 913 points in total with eight 50+ wins (five in their last seven games). In their pomp Maidstone have been in the London SE1 League, demolishing Horsham en route to back to back promotions, but now it is Horsham’s turn to bid for their first opportunity in the upper echelon. Horsham were last beaten in the league just before Christmas – by eventual champions Beckenham, Head Coach Nick Stocker saying: “After that we understood that we needed to win all of our remaining games if we were to have a chance at a promotion play off. This included tough away assignments to Charlton Park, Deal and Old Colfeians as well as tricky encounters at home against the likes of Haywards Heath. The team have been in scintillating form – 10 wins on the trot with 9 bonus points, and scoring 66 tries on the way speaks volumes. It

doesn’t however do justice to the effort levels every player in the squad has put in, on which this run of form has been built. The consistency in availability and ef-

After that we understood that we needed to win all of our remaining games if we were to have a chance at a promotion play off. fort has allowed us to field strong teams despite injuries, eventually

bringing us to this position on the final day of the season. In all aspects today we were in control, ultimately meaning a comfortable win.” Horsham’s strong team wins sometimes makes picking the Man of the Match difficult, but Nick Stocker added: “Declan Nwachukwu won the award with yet another hat trick and 35 tries for the season! An incredible feat but he will no doubt be hungry for more next week, when we welcome Farnham for the playoff with entry to London SE1 the prize. Farnham will no doubt be travelling in force, so we would certainly appreciate even more vocal support at the climax of our league campaign.” Farnham, with 15 wins from 22 starts – compared with Horsham’s 18 victories finished second in London SW2 league after being beaten by third in the table Old Tonbridgeans last Saturday. The big play off match starts at 3pm.

Pulborough finish fourth after quintet of wins Saturday April 6 – London 3 South East Lewes 25 40 Pulborough Rugby Martin Read - Sports Reporter Pulborough ended their season on a high note, completing a double over bottom club Lewes in the process. Once the powerhouse of Sussex rugby, Lewes had been

unable to put a side out in their previous fixture. Boro finished with a bang with good wins, three at home, and, bucking the trend of recent seasons, two away. In March they beat four Kent based sides, starting with Folkestone, then Bromley, followed by a demolition of Old Williamsonians 52-19 at home, before another strong performance to see off a second old boys’ side - Old Dunstonians –

and then they put the icing on the cake last Saturday at Lewes. Reviewing Boro’s season, Captain Frazer Oliphant-Hope told the District Post: “It was great to finish with a winning run to end up in fourth spot: it makes such a difference if we can maintain availability home and away. Lewes didn’t play badly last Saturday, it was just a case of us playing better on the day. I’ll be continuing as skipper next sea-

son and we’re exploring various coaching options. We’ll definitely be going for promotion next year, which I feel we’re capable of - we’ve got a great set up and in addition to the good young colts we’ve got coming through, we’re always looking for new players to strengthen our squad. Boro is a very sociable club and we have some fairly ambitious long term plans to improve the facilities even further if we can

tie up some sponsorship and obtain the necessary planning permission. Meanwhile, Crowborough were crowned champions, nine points clear of Beccehamian, with third-placed Folkestone four ahead of Boro. Two East Sussex sides brought up the rear – Hastings & Bexhill in the penultimate berth and Lewes in the basement

THE GREAT EASTER BUNNY HUNT The Rotary Club of Horsham, in conjunction with Horsham District Council, is organising an ‘Easter Bunny Hunt Competition’ as part of the Horsham Piazza Italia Fortnight. The Competition is open to all accompanied Children under 13 years of age. Between Saturday 6th April and Monday 22nd April the shops listed below invite you to play ‘Find the Carrot’. Just go along to each of the shops (a suggested sequence of visiting the shops is shown below) and you will find a poster in the window which details what you have to do in that particular shop. Follow the instructions and you may end up with a nice Treat and also a BUNNY’S NAME. Enter the BUNNY’S NAME in the relevant space below and when you have filled in all of the NAMES drop the completed form into the box at Toy Barnhaus in Swan Walk or Horsham Museum in the Causeway. Alternatively, you can scan the completed form and email it to There will be a 1st Prize of £40 and a Runner Up Prize of £20 in each of the following Age Groups …4 and under; 5 – 8 and 9 – 12 Name:


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