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Hospital warning over homes plan Matthew James News Editor

The early release of plans for thousands of new homes may have jeopardised the building of a hospital for Horsham. That is the warning from district councillor Jim Rae following the publication of a scheme for up to 4,500 homes north of the A264, a business park, three schools, leisure facilities, a station between Littlehaven and Faygate, and possibly a new hospital near Warnham station if the government supports it.

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The development planned by a USowned company would stretch from Langhurstwood Road in the west to Wimland Road in the east, but Cllr Rae said the release of details this week “may well have destroyed any chance of any north Horsham scheme ever getting to the stage of public consultation”. The Conservative councillor for Holbrook East said: “If that happens, I trust that the residents of Horsham district will duly take note. “Silence on our part does not mean we

are trying to ‘sneak things through’, but that we have to be sensitive to the con�idential �inancial/commercial aspects of any project being reviewed by this administration. “No decision will be made in isolation or on the back of a cigarette packet. “We would be remiss as a council not to look at every opportunity to generate money and wealth for the taxpayer, to keep any rise in the council tax to the very minimum. “As a sensible council, we must look at all and any options in order to make council-owned assets work. Our �irst aim must be to ensure we do not burden the taxpayer with signi�icant council tax rises if at all avoidable. “We must then consult with the public, as to the �inancial and environmental impact of any proposed scheme. Consult meaning that we the members listen, we discuss, but in the end we the members decide. “In the case of north Horsham this would be THE chance, if there is to be one, of capturing a new hospital for the district. “Hospitals don’t drop out of the clouds. The �inancing has to be organised. The development could be a means to generate �inance for the hospital to be created, if we are lucky. “If we don’t get the development, the chances are we won’t get the

hospital. “There is nothing at the moment that is going to come fully into the public domain in terms of planning applications. This is so early in the process. It’s like building the Titanic and we haven’t even built the keel yet. “It is probably six to 10 years away from anything that looks like becoming reality.” Cllr David Holmes, leader of the council’s Liberal Democrats, said: “I have no idea why this is getting publicity now. “Horsham District Council is having ongoing discussions about possibilities, but we need to decide how many more houses are needed and then to consider and consult on alternative sites. “I was aware it was a site that was likely to be considered at some stage. I assume that for some reason the developer has wanted to put the details of what they wish to do into the public domain. “While it might be possible to get a private hospital built, it may not be possible to get an accident and emergency unit. “Consideration needs to be given to what would happen to Horsham Hospital. At present it provides an important community role and more services currently provided at East Surrey could be located there. “Its loss could leave people worse off.” Continued Cllr Jim Rae (Con) on Page 2



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Responding to an internet story on Wednesday, council chief executive Tom Crowley said: “We are preparing a new planning framework to replace our current Core Strategy. “The Horsham District Planning Framework will guide development in the district to 2031. This work is in its early stages and will initially focus on the scale of future housing provision. “A consultation document is scheduled for publication in February. The consultation period will continue through March. “The planning rules have changed

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Old Town Hall is back on the market Matthew James News Editor

Horsham District Council is spending about £5,000 to remarket the Old Town Hall. The council is inviting leasehold or freehold offers for the building, which it used until 1988 and which has been vacant since September 2009. Cllr Ray Dawe, acting leader of the council, said in a report backed by councillors: “The future of Horsham Town Hall has been the subject of considerable interest in recent years. “In February 2008, the council decided that the building should be marketed for use as a quality restaurant. There was initial interest and an offer for use as a restaurant, but delays and changing economic circumstances led to the offer being withdrawn. “Despite extensive marketing, it has not proved sufficiently attractive for potential offers. “It is a drain on resources and there would be a significant cost to bring the building to appropriate standards, including the need to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act if the building remains in use as a public building. “It would be very difficult for the council to justify such expenditure in the current financial climate.

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“It is proposed that Horsham Town Hall is remarketed without prescribing the use to which it should be put, other than to require that the use should be suitable for the town hall’s status as a listed building and its location in Horsham town centre conservation area. “Rather than only offering the

Gypsy appeal lost Horsham District Council has lost a planning appeal after refusing permission for residential caravans on 11 gypsy pitches, plus a hard-standing area and utility/ day rooms. Maurice Black won his appeal to the Planning Inspectorate after the council rejected plans for Kingfisher Farm, West Chiltington Lane, Billingshurst. Planning inspector David Smith said in his report: “The appeal is allowed and planning permission granted. “The council accepted there is an unmet need across the district but maintains, in the light of emerging policy and the localism agenda, this should be identified and tackled on a parish basis. “Gypsies and travellers are nomadic and may not have local connections. This could mean that some of those in need would be overlooked

if parishes were taken strictly as the place to assess this. “There have been a considerable number of objections to the proposal, which might make the achievement of a peaceful and integrated co-existence between the site and the local community seem unlikely. “However, the experience at Greenfield Farm shows that over a period of some seven years the family there has become accepted as part of the community, having originally caused dismay by moving onto the land without permission. “A need for site provision exists locally and the site would be reasonably located for schools, shops and other local services. The proposal would not dominate the nearest settled community. “The harm that would be caused to the character of the area and the associated conflict with the development plan is outweighed.”

building on a leasehold basis, it is proposed that bids for freehold sale should also be entertained.” After the Conservative-run council agreed with this suggestion, Liberal Democrat councillor Christine Costin told The Resident: “The possible sale of the town hall will feel like a betrayal to many people.

traded from the lounge of his home. Co-owner Nick Rees said passing trade was reduced when Albion Way cut the shop off from the town centre and internet trading had also hit the business.

it different. We could be seen as a laughing stock if the town’s local attractions are undervalued. “Unfortunately, poor management over many years has meant that the council failed to supply adequate maintenance, despite sums of money being put aside. “Very little was done to promote the building or to stimulate popular activities by community groups. Some people had a feeling that the building was deliberately ignored.” Conservative councillor Peter Burgess hit back: “I am sorry to disagree with Christine, but I think the town hall is nothing more than a millstone. “It is a prime example of Victorian Christmas Cake Mock Gothic and adds nothing to the effectiveness of the Market Square. There are plenty more examples where well-meaning donors of that era wrecked the local scene by inappropriate buildings. “It is cold, gloomy and very ‘demanding’. Quote from my postman: ‘It was a very unpleasant place to get married in.’ “The original building was much better, in that it was built on stilts, with no ground floor. So there was a marvellous view from the Square right along the Causeway to the church, the most attractive part of Horsham. “There are plenty of other halls and buildings to cater for community needs.”

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“A plea to allow more time for further consideration was brushed aside, leaving a distinct feeling that the views of town members are an irrelevance. “Selling off the Old Town Hall would effectively mean that control over its historic image and role would be lost and placed in the hands of unknown future owners. “The site is of historic importance and has been used for community activity for well over 200 years. The building that we see today was rebuilt in 1888 on the site of an older building that had been used for similar purposes. “It is a distinctive landmark building in a conservation area. It has a commanding presence in Market Square. “Over the last 100 years or more, the image of Horsham Town Hall has become instantly recognisable as a symbol of Horsham town. It has been seen on advertising material, souvenir mementoes, local branding, in photographs and on business logos. “The building makes a perfect gateway that leads to our historic Causeway. The rather magical atmosphere created by its castellated towers could easily be lost to less reverent and brasher adornments if the building were to fall into the hands of a fast-food franchise. “Horsham would be a poorer place for letting go of what makes

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It’s the main event for Southern Water Southern Water says work to replace ageing water mains across Sussex is progressing well. Old, iron mains, many of which were laid in the 1930s, are being replaced with stronger plastic pipes to reduce the risk of burst pipes and leaks. Since April last year, Southern Water has laid 16km of pipes in areas including Brighton, Hove, Hastings, Shoreham, Midhurst and Crawley. Work will continue in 2012 to replace a further 10km of pipes in areas including Horsham, Findon and Lewes. This is part of a larger scheme to replace 75km of water mains across the South East before April this year and 256km by 2015.

Thomas Burgess, Southern Water’s senior project manager, said: “All over the county, teams are working to replace water mains with stronger, more durable pipes. “A priority for the company is to reduce leakage and the replacement of these water mains is key to that. This work is particularly important during the winter, when pipes are at a greater risk of bursting due to the cold weather. “I would like to thank customers for their continued patience and assure them we’re doing all we can to keep disruption to a minimum.” Contractor Clancy Docwra will liaise with customers before major construction work starts in their street.

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Making the right moves The U11 chess team from Heron Way Primary School were runners-up in the Sussex Championship at Lindfield. Heron Way qualified for the next round of the Primary Cup, the U11 Sussex Inter-Schools competition, as winners of their group. The next round will take place in the spring term, when the youngsters will compete against other group winners, before the finals take place in the summer term. Five of the team are also regular members of Horsham Junior Chess Club, which has a thriving junior section. For information, phone Anthony Higgs on 01403 783372.

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The chairman of the League of Friends of Horsham Hospital has retired from the post after seven years. June Smith (right) has been replaced by Dr Judy McMahon (left),

Firefighters were kept busy this week as strong winds and heavy rain hit the district. They removed a dangerously dangling shop sign in East Street, Horsham, and helped remove fallen trees in Winterpit Lane, Mannings Heath, the A29 at Pulborough, Hammerpond Road, Bucks Head, the junction of Hammerpond Road and Doomsday Lane, and Elm Grove, Horsham. They also pumped water out of a cellar and carried out salvage work at a pub in High Street, Storrington, and stablilised about 100m of fallen electricity cable in Partridge Green Road, Shermanbury. West Sussex Fire and Rescue’s control centre received more than 40 weather-related calls in four hours at the height of the bad weather on Tuesday.

who worked as a GP for 30 years in Horsham and Crawley and helped develop services at the hospital. Also pictured is The Lady Mary Mumford, patron of the League of Friends.

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Sporting success for local youngsters Sporty children from Billingshurst Primary School are hoping to continue in 2012 where they left off last year. School PE co-ordinator Ben Overton said: “In addition to the school winning The Weald family cross country event for Years 1-6, there have been a number of other notable achievements in competitive sports. “In football, the Year 5 and 6 teams have played several friendlies against schools in The Weald family, winning the majority of them, while the all-girls team finished runnersup in a league event at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre. “The Year 4-6 netball teams have also enjoyed a very successful time in friendlies between locality schools. “The hockey squad have made lots of progress, culminating with the A team winning all of their games in a recent competition. “These competitions will continue in the New Year, alongside tag rugby, swimming, table tennis and basketball, in which the school hopes to be equally successful.” As well as the sports taught in school, pupils of all ages have a choice of clubs to learn new skills in, including karate, tri-golf and table tennis.


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Five more young champions have been given a huge boost by a scheme recognising their talent. Finlay Hillicks and Caitlin Ward (rugby), Jordan Kennedy (trampolining), Tara Norris (cricket) and Kirsty Richardson (ice skating) received financial awards from Set4Success, the charity recognising sporting success and potential in Horsham district. They follow the already-publicised awards for eight other sportspeople, aged between 13 and 17 at the time

of the awards – Elliott Allison (volleyball), Chris Bond (rugby) Jade Brewster (athletics), Jared Cox (baseball), David King (badminton), Lauren Grinstead (diving), Tom Laker (cycling) and Ryan Morter (karate). Eighteen applications have already been received for consideration by an awards panel at the end of this month. The closing date for applications is January 15. Set4Success creates and manages dedicated funds to encourage and support young sportsmen and women as they work towards achieving their goals. Led by the Rotary Club of Horsham in partnership with local schools,

the scheme is supported by Horsham District Council, DC Leisure, SportsAid, local sports organisations and businesses, including AToM, Ringway, Sony-DADC, Southern Water, Spofforths, Treetop Design and Print, and Wakefields Jewellers. The charity has eight patrons, all associated with Horsham. These include Leicester Tigers rugby union star Billy Twelvetrees, a former pupil at The Weald who was a junior at Pulborough and Horsham rugby clubs. John Le Rossignol, of Horsham Rotary Club, said: “A new sponsorship programme and brochure has recently been produced and will be launched in the coming weeks to

prospective new business sponsors. “We believe that the scheme will prove attractive to businesses both large and small who wish to help local sport. “Sponsorship starts at £100 and any company which pays £250 or more gets to establish an affiliation with one of our winners. “You never know, they may just become Olympic champions in Rio 2016! What a great feeling that would be, to know that you have helped create a new star.” To apply for a Set4Success award or to receive details of sponsorship schemes, email john@set4success. org or visit


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Doubt over future of leisure centre Horsham District Council has taken another step towards demolishing Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre. At a full council meeting, councillors controversially decided to remove the leisure centre from the next leisure contract, which will start in December next year. They agreed four proposals by Cllr Jonathan Chowen, council Cabinet member for leisure: 1. Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre is excluded from the new leisure management contract. 2. A detailed business case will be prepared, for consultation with leaseholders, core users and other stakeholders. 3. A planning brief for the Broadbridge Heath Quadrant, together with an appraisal of options for the leisure centre site and adjacent council-owned land, will be prepared and reported to the council for approval. 4. The business case and the results of consultations will be submitted to the council for a decision by May this year. No final decision will be made until the reports in points 2 and 3 have been approved by councillors. Cllr Chowen said: “I have listened carefully to all the views that have been expressed during this very public debate. “I accept that people do want to see a more detailed business case before

irrevocable decisions about the future of Broadbridge Heath are taken by the full council. “They also want reassurance that the process for identifying opportunities for relocation and reprovision has been completed and a robust transition plan put in place to protect the centre’s existing clubs, associations and other users. “Above all, they want to know that our plans are affordable and sustainable over the long term. “I am confident that the further work I am now proposing, and my continuing dialogue with stakeholders, will meet these concerns without causing us to lose focus on solutions to the challenging financial times.”

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The council has left open the possibility of returning the centre to the leisure contract this year, leading to some hope among campaigners against the closure, but there are no guarantees at this stage. Cllr David Holmes, leader of the council’s Liberal Democrats, said: “The Leisure Futures Study is full of

flaws. “There has to be a period of careful consideration where the value of the activities at the leisure centre is understood. If changes can be justified then all options must be considered and a detailed business case must be made based upon the facts. “The consultants’ report should never have been accepted without being subjected to critical review. “The assertion that there is overprovision in the north of the district clearly must be set aside, given that due consideration has not been given to the fact that 63 per cent of the district’s population lives in the northern part and that so many of the socalled sports halls belong to schools and are not available for use.” Cllr George Cockman, Independent councillor for Steyning, was not at the meeting due to ill health. But he told The Resident: “Jonathan Chowen’s revised proposals confirm the opinion I expressed at the recent meeting of the Cabinet. He is a man who listens carefully and respects the views of people in discussion and debate. “I continue to believe with even more conviction this issue is in good hands. He is a man to be trusted.” Cllr Ray Dawe, acting leader of the council, said: “I would like to thank all members of the public who attended and participated during the meeting. “I believe the revisions agreed will draw together all strands of the

matter so that we can make a proper, balanced and long-term decision.” In a letter to all councillors before the meeting, the Leisure Centre User Group wrote: “We remain convinced that there is a need for a public leisure centre at Broadbridge Heath – supported by a massive petition – and do wish to work with the council positively to see how this provision can be secured for the next 25 years. “We welcome the apparent softening in the council’s approach and the lengthened timescales to ensure that

the necessary research and consultations can be carried out accurately and thoroughly. “However, this cannot be achieved against the backdrop of a strategy based around the Cabinet’s adoption ‘as guiding policy’ of the current Leisure Futures Study. “We are also very concerned regarding the proposal to exclude the leisure centre from the new leisure management contract. This could lead to the centre’s degradation and closure by stealth.”

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Plans must command public confidence Cllr Andrew Dunlop (Conservative) Horsham District Council

In May, Cllr Jonathan Chowen was handed the hottest of political hot potatoes. I have no doubt he is discovering that when handling red-hot substances it helps to have a thick skin, not to

mention the hide of rhinoceros! I know how sensitive he is to all the concerns about Broadbridge Heath and how hard he is working to arrive at the right solutions and I commend him for his efforts. I wholeheartedly support the revised recommendations. I am confident they provide a sound basis for considering the future of Broadbridge Heath. The financial challenges remain and it will not be easy to balance

all the competing demands on the council’s resources. We are facing the toughest squeeze of public expenditure that any of us has seen. Against this backdrop, Horsham District Council will need to employ all of its traditional ingenuity and imagination in strategic planning. It is absolutely right for the council to explore whether significant value can be generated by redeveloping the Broadbridge Heath site and reinvesting the proceeds to maintain our excellent sport and leisure facilities. If we all work constructively together, I see no reason why we can’t emerge from this process with a holistic package of provision we can all

support. Sport and leisure are discretionary council services. However, for me they play a vital role in building strong and vibrant communities. They make an enormous contribution to good health, educational achievement, combating antisocial behaviour, inward investment and economic prosperity. So as we rightly focus on the cost of living, I hope we don’t neglect the quality of life. Sport is a great catalyst that brings people together from all walks of life. On one thing I’m very clear. When all the dust has settled and final decisions have been taken, Horsham

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district must continue to have its own excellent athletics facilities. I hope we can now work with users and stakeholders to come up with a detailed set of plans, which can command public confidence and maintain the council’s reputation for providing among the best sports and leisure facilities in the country.

Public outcry after council’s arrogance Cllr Christine Costin (Liberal Democrat) Horsham District Council

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villains. Jonathan Chowen has reacted to the public uproar and led a necessarily rapid reconsideration of the Cabinet’s approach. The council meeting was not a very pleasant experience. It was mostly focused on the debate about the possible closure of the centre which followed from the decision made by the Cabinet to demolish it. The ensuing reaction from the public was fully predictable. This could easily have been avoided by showing less arrogance, so that the local people and sports centre users would have been brought into the frame at the right time. I cannot help but feel concern that such a situation could arise. Shutting

the door after the horse has bolted is always the wrong way round. It seems that the community outrage, which was articulately expressed by public speakers at the meeting, has thankfully pricked the conscience of the appropriate Cabinet members who promised full interaction with users. It is highly regrettable that such consultation was not the first course of action before the Cabinet took its decision. Horsham District Council has a track record for delivering bombshell decisions that could change the future of Horsham town and its neighbouring villages without the proper support of our local taxpaying community. Whether it is increased parking charges or the fate of historic buildings, local opinion is often completely ignored. Too many controversial decisions have seemed to be rushed through the council’s process without the support of adequate background information or realistic consultation. Without a supporting consensus from local people, mistakes are far more likely to happen. Cabinet members and officers have a challenging task ahead of them. Regaining trust will be difficult, but hopefully good faith on all sides will manage to transform the situation.

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Why Horsham must retain its character

Young-stars sparkle in school spectacular Youngsters from Warnham Primary School were all of a sparkle as they performed their nativity play for proud parents and grandparents. They brought alive the new school hall with a rendition of Sparkle, the story of a small star that wanted to shine at the birth of baby Jesus. From Reception to Year 2, the children were dressed to impress with costumes of donkeys, sheep, horses, shepherds, angels and star polishers. St Mary’s Church, the Causeway, hosted the Collyer’s carol concert, an evening of festive music, dance and dramatic performance. Canon Guy Bridgewater said: “It was a fantastic evening. The Collyer’s

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2012 appears to be a year that wants to begin with many endings and announcements of doom and foreboding. I am sure if we were to look closely at the Mayan Prophecies there would be a few good quotes about central Sussex market towns destroyed in the consultancy apocalypse. While I do not ascribe to the view that a community is defined by its buildings or its landmarks, I do acknowledge that those places become part of the character and the colour of a place. Through them, people ascribe a sense of belonging and a sense of their community. We arrange places to meet, places to work, places to celebrate, places to mourn and, more often than not, places to sit and drink a coffee and watch the world go by. When talking about Horsham with friends or strangers, it does not take long before the assignment of location and position arises. Things are north or south, Holbrook or Southwater, past the Iron Bridge. There are landmarks that have come and gone, such as the bandstand in the park, and new ones that have gained many a description. For the sake of publication, I shall call one of them the Rising Universe. What I really call it, while anatomically correct, won’t be printed here. Pubs, cafés and shops are the most ephemeral of these – some lasting a few years, others only a few months – but they come and they go and they form the character that defines where we live or where we work. Horsham history is one of change and evolution. These are not in themselves bad things, but care should be taken to ensure that what is new or different adds to the essence of the community. Let us play a game and try to imagine Horsham as a town bereft of all individuality. Every shop a corporate clone following the fashions and requirements sent down from some distant head office, so that every store follows corporate uniformity to retail requirements. High-street furniture the same as you might find in any other town, maintained at a fixed price and interval and consistency. Facilities and amenities limited by quota and defined by a calculation which considers population, workforce and location. No art, no festival, no entertainment, no added effort, no imagination, no individuality. Anything which strayed from the basic requirements would incur an unscheduled cost, an unexpected fluctuation in the carefully consulted equations for the perfect operations of a town. There would be no need for a north or south, a Holbrook or Needles. The Causeway would be no different to New Street. Horsham would be the very epitome of a no-fun town.

students once again demonstrated their outstanding creative talents for us all to enjoy.” Collyer’s principal Jackie Johnston said: “Huge thanks must go to Canon Guy Bridgewater and all at St Mary’s for hosting the event. We are also extremely grateful to the Collyer’s students and staff who made the festive occasion possible. “£300 was raised to support Help for Heroes and our charitable projects in Tanzania –a fantastic effort.” Assistant principal Melanie Russell added: “I have attended some excellent Collyer’s carol concerts over past couple of decades and this was without doubt the best ever. “What a night!”

Deadline for record attempt Schools in Horsham district have until January 20 to sign up for a charity record-breaking attempt on February 8. Teachers, parents and children can register for SignHealth’s sign2sing event, which organisers hope will involve the most young people signing and singing a song simultaneously. Steve Powell, chief executive of SignHealth, said: “More than 800 schools have so far signed up for sign2sing, but we are hoping around

1,000 schools will participate. “In 2011, 94,489 children took part in our first sign2sing event and smashed the previous Guinness World Record of 13,418.” The event is designed to raise awareness of deafness and the work of SignHealth, as well as acting as a fundraiser for the charity through sponsorship and a suggested donation of £1 from everyone taking part. For details, phone 01494 687600 or visit

Charity’s boost at Tanbridge Tanbridge House School held a non-uniform day, raising more than £1,100 for charity, writes Amy Jones. Each student who took part donated at least £1 for Jeans for Genes,

a charity for children with genetic disorders. Tanbridge House does extensive charity work with its students, who raised more than £12,000 for the Dame Vera Lynn Trust in 2011.

Freeze for council tax West Sussex County Council’s part of council tax in Horsham district is unlikely to increase in April. Cllr Michael Brown, Cabinet member for finance and resources, said he was “minded to propose no increase in the county council’s element of council tax” when the council meets next month. This would mean the average Band D taxpayer continuing to pay £1,161.99 for services delivered by the county council. Residents will also be charged by Horsham District Council, their town or parish council and Sussex Police. Cllr Brown said his statement followed confirmation that the government would pay West Sussex £9.6 million, equivalent to a 2.5 per cent rise in tax. He said: “I think this will be welcome news for hard-pressed families across our county. At this stage I can’t see any reason why we should be blown off course.”


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City College hairdressing students Sammie Goode and Milly Newman with Queen Elizabeth II pupil Hannah Bishop

Youngsters from Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School visited City College Brighton and Hove to get a flavour of the courses on offer – and were pampered by the college’s hair and beauty department. The initiative, which also included visits to the carpentry and visual arts departments, was part of the school’s transition programme. Deputy head teacher Carol Willard said: “The pupils absolutely loved coming to City College. As well as experiencing a really friendly and vibrant atmosphere, it gave them a valuable insight into the type of skills they could learn at a further education college.” Frances Franklin, curriculum manager at City College, said: “We really welcomed this opportunity to work with the pupils and staff from Queen Elizabeth II. “It is an essential part of training

It’s the end of the road for the 86 bus The end of the 86 bus has been confirmed by West Sussex County Council. The service was one of more than 60 highlighted by The Resident in May last year as being earmarked for the axe in September or October 2011, due to subsidy cuts. Campaigners initially won a stay of execution, but a county council committee recommended the subsidy be withdrawn in April this year and the cut has been approved by Cllr Pieter Montyn, council Cabinet member for transport. The 86 serves Horsham, Southwater, West Grinstead, Partridge Green, Shermanbury, Cowfold, Bolney, Ansty, Cuckfield and Haywards Heath. Cllr Montyn said: “Decisions to reduce spending are never easy to make, but we are in a position where changes must be made. “We are continuing to work with bus operators and the local community to look for ways to keep services running where possible. “We have already seen some examples of routes continuing on a commercial basis and we are hopeful that more opportunities can be identified.”

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Another set of bus subsidy cuts is in the pipeline, but residents can have their say via www.westsussex. by January 17. The issue recently featured in the Los Angeles Times, whose reporter Henry Chu wrote: “The stops along

bus route 86 read like a roll call of rural British charm – sleepy villages spread out on a lazy green quilt of trapezoidal fields and huddles of trees. “Britain’s harshest public spending cuts in at least a generation are beginning to take their toll out in its picture-book countryside. “Police layoffs, college tuition hikes, library closures and the like have already hit cities such as London and Liverpool, but the age of austerity is now rippling out to touch rural residents and the wide-open spaces between them. “The bus system that helps conquer those distances is one of the biggest items under threat, to the dismay of those who depend on it. “Trains may whizz through the landscape, allowing harried urbanites and tourists to sigh nostalgically as they gaze out at sunlit tableaux of hills and dales. “But buses connect the dots on the map, allowing a web of human activity and interaction that saves villages and their inhabitants from a stultifying isolation. “Many of the institutions that acted as a social glue have vanished – pubs, post offices, pharmacies, the butcher’s and other shops driven out by supermarkets and big-box stores. “Take away the bus services, critics warn, and about the only people who will be able to live out in the country are those with cars.” The LA Times quoted Cllr Andrew Dunlop, Conservative district councillor for Cowfold, Shermanbury and West Grinstead, as saying: “The people in this area are quite feisty, quite articulate. “Given the global financial situation, we’re faced with a range of choices which are all unpalatable.”

in the hair and beauty industry to be able to adapt techniques and communication skills to meet customers’ needs. “Our students found the whole experience a really positive one. They gained so much from the event, particularly in terms of customer service, and we have offered to make a visit to Horsham.” At a separate event, the Rotary Club of Horsham presented a £600 cheque, which the school used to buy specialist scales for pupils.

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Charity moves from Crawley to Horsham Winston’s Wish has relocated its West Sussex office to West Point, Horsham. The national charity, which offers practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals, has moved its county base to the town from Crawley. Cate Masheder, family services team leader, said: “We chose Horsham as it’s a convenient town for our families to access, with its family-friendly facilities and with good transport links for families visiting us for our national services. “The new office is more spacious than our previous office, allowing us to offer more group work from our base and grow the services we offer. “We are delighted to be in Horsham and we’ve been made to feel very welcome in the town. “We are looking forward to meeting the community and local businesses in the area and continuing our work with bereaved children, young people and their families at a time when they need support the most.” Winston’s Wish has supported more than 500 families in West Sussex since 2006. For more information, phone 01403 211030 or visit

Council’s pledge for environment West Sussex County Council has pledged to halve its carbon emissions by 2025. A new strategy, Building a Sustainable Future, aims to accelerate the progress already made. All services will be responsible for managing their carbon from travel, purchasing of goods and services, and the way buildings are used. The initiative also includes an 80 per cent target for re-using or recycling highway construction waste in 2015, moves to reduce water consumption and paper use, a new flood risk strategy from 2014 and a Trees for Shade scheme for schools, council parks and gardens. Cllr Lionel Barnard, deputy leader

of the county council, said: “By getting our own house in order today we can benefit our residents, our economy and our environment tomorrow. “We need to move beyond sustainability being considered as a separate issue by a few key people, to sustainability being central to the way everybody works.” The county council has helped seven schools benefit from low-cost, renewable electricity by funding an initiative to install state-of-the-art solar panels. Littlehaven Infant School is among those taking part in the project, which pays out for each kilowatt of electricity generated and fed back into the national grid.

Cllr Peter Griffiths, council Cabinet member for schools, said: “Those eligible for loans had to demonstrate they followed our five-step carbon reduction process, which included energy-saving behaviour campaigns and having automated meter-reading technology installed. “It was an excellent exercise in partnership with Anesco as the deadline for installation was very tight.” The eco-friendly solar panels work continuously during weekends and school holidays, saving thousands of pounds every year. For more about the support offered by West Sussex County Council, email carbonmanagement@westsussex.

It’s good to talk Tanbridge House School achieved a double success in a speaking competition at The Forest School, organised by the Rotary Club of Horsham. Jozsef Brunning, Poppy Durkan and Ross Williamson won the senior section after talking about the London riots, while Adelaide Hitchings, Ellen Macrae and Heather Welchman chose the Paralympics as their subject and took the honours in the intermediate section. Gordon McConnell, from the Rotary Club, presented the cups.

Playing their cards right Horsham Bridge Club is looking forward to 2012 after enjoying another successful year. Andy Morris and Duncan Curtis convincingly won the Chairman’s Cup, an invitation-only event for recent winners of major events, augmented by pairs from Surrey and Kent. John Frosztega and Andrew Southwell were very close runners-up in the Sussex Invitation Pairs. Two Horsham teams are through to the quarter-finals of the Sussex Champion’s Teams of Four – Morris, Curtis, Malcolm Pryor and Karen Pryor, and Frosztega, Southwell, Mick Carrington and Richard Fedrick. At the more novice level of the Sussex Mini League for the Horsham Cup, Horsham have three teams of eight in the round-robin competition.

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2011 was an extremely busy year for the Rotary Club of Horsham, but very rewarding. The club was selected as one of 200 in the world to spearhead a modernisation programme aimed at attracting members, particularly from the young generations. We have started a new Young Rotary group which is expanding rapidly and will initially focus on helping Horsham’s youth with issues surrounding their employment. We have continued to undertake many activities in conjunction with Horsham District Council, aimed at raising funds while supporting local businesses and helping mums entertain their children during holiday times. These activities included Horsham’s third Great Pancake Race, Halloween activities, Christmas and Easter charity markets with steam bus rides and other entertainment, an inter-business boules competition and two shop competitions. An exciting addition in 2011 was the Pudsey and Pals show in the Carfax which raised £3,200 for Children in Need, with support from schools and businesses. These events, plus our Christmas collection, which raised over £4,500, enabled us to donate nearly £30,000 in 2011, mainly to local charities and individuals. Nearly £4,000 was used to help the people in Japan and East Africa recover from their devastating disasters. The Rotary Club of Horsham would like to thank the many local people and businesses that supported us throughout the year. Making a Difference to Horsham was launched in February (in The Resident), aimed at helping individuals and organisations where a little help would make a difference. We have received 72 requests for help and have ful�illed nearly 60, with others still in progress. Many of these are helping singleparent families and other disadvantaged people in our community meet such needs as providing school uniforms and other basic items such as fridges and beds. Others are helping local organisations, such as the wonderful You Can Do It! charity, �inance courses for sports and art activities for families with children who have special needs, and helping �inance the

Costa Coffee evenings and Snack Wagon projects. At Christmas we donated £50 vouchers to many of the most needy people in our town. We donated about £20,000 to our community work in 2011, largely in co-operation with magni�icent organisations such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, the Debt Advisory Service, housing associations, the Y Centre, Horsham Matters, Age UK and the Salvation Army. We would like to thank all of our partners for the assistance and advice they have given. We have also played a leading role in the foundation and operation of the Set4Success project to help Horsham district’s young talented sportspeople. We donated over £5,000 to the project, a joint venture with Horsham District Council, schools, sports groups and DC Leisure, backed by such businesses as Spofforths, Ringway, Sony, Wake�ields Jewellers, Treetop Design and Print, AToM and Southern Water. We look forward to 2012 with a rapidly growing membership, which means we can hopefully do even more to help and entertain Horsham, starting with the fourth Great Pancake Race on Thursday, February 16. Globally, Rotary is also hopeful that 2012 will �inally see the elimination of polio from the world. Rotary’s efforts to achieve the end of polio started 26 years ago. Applications to our Making a Difference Scheme can be made by any individual or organisation in Horsham or its surrounds through Donations can be sent to the Rotary Club of Horsham, Birkdale, Greens Lane, Mannings Heath RH13 6JW. We are always looking for new members who empathise with Rotary’s ‘service above self’ slogan and enjoy good fellowship and fun. If you are interested in �inding out more about Rotary, please contact us through the website. As well as the Horsham Rotary Club, there are also clubs in Billingshurst, Crawley, Storrington and Steyning, and 56 more within a radius of 30 miles. We wish everyone a joyful, peaceful and successful 2012. John Le Rossignol Rotary Club of Horsham


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£33k from Poppy Appeal It has taken so long to count all the Poppy Appeal donations from Horsham district, but I can announce an interim result of over £33,000. This is wonderful and a rise of over £3,000. My grateful thanks go to you at The Resident for the help and publicity you gave to the appeal and my search for a premises. Heartfelt thanks to the person who donated the shop through

Adam Walker at Crickmay, I am in your debt. Warm thanks to all who helped by distributing in the shop, on the street or with the counting. The biggest and best thanks go to the wonderful, generous people of Horsham for your ongoing support for this very worthwhile and necessary charity. A prosperous New Year. See you all next Remembrance time.

My son needs Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre has played an important part in my past and I was hoping it would play an important part in my son’s life too. A large part of my decision to come back to Broadbridge Heath was that it would be great for my son to grow up within walking distance of such a good leisure centre. My son is only 18 months old but already uses the centre three times a week. We go to Dinomites,

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Having to travel into central Horsham for activities will not be as convenient. It will take time and money to get there and pay for parking so will limit the activities we will be able to attend. It will also add to general traf�ic and pollution in the town centre and we will be less likely to meet local people. We elect a council to provide and maintain facilities and services for us, not take them away. Eve Ball St Johns Crescent, Broadbridge Heath

Stop whining, public sector It is to be hoped Mr Maude is listening (The Resident, December 2) – listening that is to all of the private sector taxpayers who fund, wholly, the total remuneration of the public sector. West Sussex County Council purchased and refurbished the former RSA building with £19 million of council taxpayers’ money to house its County Hall North. A mirror of all the hierarchy, bureaucracy and duplication of its County Hall South in Chichester. No private organisation has two headquarters in the same country, let alone the same county! Do we see an amalgamation of the two head of�ices? No. A reduction in the hierarchy? No, Reduced bureaucracy? Of course not. We do see cuts to youth services, bus subsidies and the moving of goalposts for the vulnerable and disabled taking many outside of the eligibility. As for cuts, let’s be clear – these are de�icit reductions! Not one penny of the £19 million has added value to any of the residents for whom the county council is wholly responsible and accountable. As for those out on strike recently, the ignorance is palpable. There is no pension fund, it is merely a homogenous coffer made up from private sector taxes. The ONS and the IDS reported

recently that, on average, public sector workers receive seven per cent more than their private sector counterparts. Labour’s legacy was a multibillion-pound public sector de�icit on which the daily interest is £120 million. This structural de�icit was running at about £70 billion in 2006, some two years prior to the global �inancial crisis. Labour grew the public sector to an unaffordable and unsustainable six million, borrowed heavily and spent more than it took in revenue. Not one bank or banker is responsible for the structural de�icit. There is little or no public support for the public sector whinging and waving placards laced with ignorance and enlisting children to cry: “It’s not fair!” Next time any of those who marched is being served in a shop, remember this. The individual likely to be on minimum wage, without any pension provision, is paying tax and funding your total remuneration. Remember too that the one thing which sets apart the services provided by the public and private sector is choice. We are required by law to pay our taxes. There is not a bottomless pit of money. Stop whining. Work longer, pay more and get on with it like the rest of us have to.

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Horsham business chosen to create Virgin Holiday videos James Hood Business Editor

A Horsham business has won a commission to produce videos and an iPad App to mark the opening of Virgin Holidays’ new �lagship store. Blue Juice, owned by Craig Sawyer, created most of the video content for the new and unique store, which is split over two levels and situated on High Street Kensington, London. The video footage will be played on screens throughout the shop, which was launched simultaneously with a new store-speci�ic App for Virgin Holidays. The store, videos and App (which can be used on iPads in the shop only) were unveiled at a recent event, which TV stars from Made in Chelsea, Caggie Dunlop and Oliver Proudlock attended. Craig said: “We developed various bits of video content to be displayed on screens in the store, including a

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large video wall and ‘experience’ wall. “And we created a concept ‘augmented reality’ App for iPhones and iPads, which you can point at brochures, the walls or basically anything in the store and videos pop out as if you were there. “The opening event of the Virgin Holidays �lagship store was great fun. The project was a perfect showcase of the diverse range of services we can offer. And because Virgin Holidays always has its �inger on the pulse, this shows that brands are reaching out for new ways to communicate with their customers.” In true Virgin Holidays fashion, the company also recruited a group of beachwear-clad models to help with the launch and promote the store. Virgin Holidays already runs around 100 concessions stores for travel. The stand-alone shop on Kensington High Street is a �irst for the business and spans 1800sq feet of space. Blue Juice creates compelling video footage for online and mobile as well as Apps.

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Your successful business starts right here In the first of a series of articles by business expert Janette Whitney, the consultant and business growth specialist talks start-ups. This month, learn about the all-important first steps you need to take to set up your own company Welcome to 2012 - time to embark on an exciting new venture? Perhaps the unthinkable has happened and you have lost your job or you have taken ‘early retirement’ but are not quite ready to really retire? Whatever the reason, thinking through your next steps carefully is vital.

it in business isn’t down to chance; Mega-tycoons don’t get incredibly wealthy by luck. They have what it takes to succeed in business. So when the urge to become your own boss hits you, ask yourself one simple question: ‘Do I have the right qualities to succeed in business?’

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Christmas bootcamp helps the homeless Members of the Horsham-based Sussex Bootcamps raised a record amount of food for charity last Christmas. The so-called ‘turkey-busting’ bootcamp was held in the park, in return for goods that were donated to Emmaus Homeless Charity in Brighton and the Crawley Open House Homeless Shelter. The Crawley Open House director, Peter Landsfield-Clarke, said: “Over Christmas we have 48 people for Christmas Dinner and up to 60 people a day in our day centre for buffets all over the Christmas period. “We are usually lucky enough to get more than enough donations but it all tends to be last minute so often we don’t know what we have until the day.

“As well as food, we provide hot showers, warm clothing, bedding and advice for workers. We have a wonderful team of staff members who always offer a non-judgemental friendly environment for anyone who needs us. Thank you Sussex Bootcamps for your generosity.” Steve Cork, co-owner of Sussex Bootcamps said: “We feel very strongly about giving back to the community. “We want to celebrate the success of our fitness bootcamps, and feel it is important to appreciate all we have, especially our health, and to help those less fortunate by collecting food from everyone who attends.” For more information visit www., or email

Southern Water continues to keep emissions down

As a ‘tough’ year ends Chamber of Commerce chief looks ahead

Southern Water has retained its award from the Carbon Trust Standard in recognition of its steps to measure and manage carbon emissions. The company’s ‘green’ achievement follows an increase in the amount of renewable energy it produces, by increasing the efficiency of its operations and treatment works and improving the way emissions are measured and reported. Southern Water scored a high 86 per cent in the carbon footprint measurement/carbon management section. The company saved an estimated 63,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by using biogas-fuelled Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants in the past three years. They capture bio-gas created during the wastewater treatment process which is used to provide power and heat the treatment works, with any surplus exported to the National Grid. The company aims to produce 20 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 and increase the amount of renewable energy generated from CHP units by 30 per cent during 2010-11. It has also fitted 2,000 smart meters at its sites, providing it with detailed information on energy consumption and helping it to manage this more efficiently. Martin Ross, Southern Water’s carbon reduction manager, said: “The Carbon Trust accreditation is an endorsement of our efforts to reduce the amount of carbon we use across the business. “It also reflects efforts by staff to adopt environmentally friendly ways of working, including car sharing, teleconferencing and recycling.”

Mark Froud, Chief Executive of the county’s chamber of commerce, Sussex Enterprise, looks back at how the events of 2011 have affected Sussex businesses and shares his thoughts on the next twelve months. While 2011 was a very tough year for everybody, in Sussex I think that we can look back with pride at how well we did. This might seem a strange thing to say, but relatively speaking with the economic and social carnage going on around us we were towards the top of the league in the UK. We had the economic hangover from hell to contend with. Whatever your politics we can now see that a tight budget has meant that our national credit rating (AAA) has remained strong and we now as a country pay a lower interest rate than Germany for our debt. And boy is it a big debt (Over £1 trillion). We also have the lowest interest rates in the World. Unlike our Eurozone partners whose politicians do not appear to be able to make a decision and then stick to it. Hence they are now paying more to borrow than we are. The reduction in our exchange rate by some 25% in 2007/2008 meant that last year was a good year for many of our manufacturers. And overall, although we do not have the data yet, I am convinced that in Sussex we fared far better than most parts of the UK, with employment actually going up. There were positive signs in 2011. The Banks, after three years of rebuilding their own balance sheets, were back in the business of lending. Trouble is the rest of us have lost the appetite. That does not mean they got decisions right every time, but

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they have allowed their local managers more flexibility (as called for by Sussex Enterprise 2 years ago). Rates and charges still to me seem to be too high, but with more competition these should come down. The government formed Local Enterprise Partnerships. There are two that cover Sussex. One that covers Lewes, Brighton and Hove and West Sussex is private sector led and focuses on exporting and on entrepreneurship (based on ideas developed by Sussex Enterprise). The other covers East Sussex and has less of a dominance of the private sector and more dominance from Kent and Essex who are the other areas involved. These partnerships are there to drive the rebalancing of the economy. However, they have few tools or resources. The Government has only just worked out that they need some money to get the economy moving. During the year we have seen our local authorities and their councillors recognise strongly the importance of the local economy to the wellbeing of the communities they serve. The best examples of this were the erection of a wind turbine at Glyndebourne and the granting of planning permission for the development of the Sussex Mushrooms site and Thakeham. Between them these two businesses employ close to 1,000 people. Both of these were actively supported by Sussex Enterprise. 2012 will be a year of extreme uncertainty. As we enter it the Eurozone politicians seem to have reached agreement. But they need to stick to it and take some difficult economic medicine. If they do then waters will be

calmer than we feared. The inflation and interest rate outlook in the UK looks benign with both being low. Our members tell us that in Sussex we can expect 1-1.5% growth (almost twice as fast as that nationally) and that they expect confidence to return slowly during the year. The key issues holding businesses back remain: the skills of those leaving school and those not in work; the slow speed of broadband in many parts of Sussex; and the level of unnecessary and pointless bureaucracy that stifles innovation and growth. So the three priorities for Sussex Enterprise in 2012 are to tackle these three problems. Each of them are long-term and have been intractable, but I sense there is a willingness to take these problems out of the too difficult to do box and do something about them.

In our third monthly column, local vet, Lin Khoo from Arthur Lodge Veterinary Surgery, tells us of a rather cute and cuddly patient at the surgery. We all know that kittens can be inquisitive little things and Kuma, a four month old domestic shorthair, proved to be no exception when she was brought into us recently. Kuma was experiencing breathing dif�iculties and making a strange gurgling sound in her mouth. When she arrived at our surgery, she was quiet yet alert but was clearly in distress. On closer examination, she was also producing excessive saliva and the inside of her mouth, including her tongue, was red and very painful. It is likely that all of this was caused by licking a harmful substance. She was still able to drink but it was obvious that she was �inding it very dif�icult to eat. As everyone knows, all living things need lots of nutrition to keep them healthy, especially young growing animals. It looked as though Kuma’s mouth was going to take some time to heal and so we needed to step in. There are several different methods for feeding animals that cannot eat but, with Kuma, we decided to insert an oesophageal feeding tube into her neck to help food to reach her stomach. Her owners had to stick to a strict feeding regime at home, which involved specialist liquid food and medication administered via the new tube. When she had been eating well for several days, the tube was easily removed, without the need for an anaesthetic. Kuma is now back to her playful little self and the team here at Arthur Lodge would like to wish her and her owners all the very best for the future.


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Compelling art with a big heart Lorraine Nugent talks to photographer and Business Builder Club member Steve Gubbins and one of his ‘captivated’ clients about creativity, compelling images and charity Osteopath and holistic therapist Tracy Gates came away with more than she bargained for when she visited a local photographer to commission a portrait of her dog Millie. Instead, the owner of Phoenix Health & Body Centre bought something entirely different from Steve Gubbins’ Warnham studio – a canvas of abstract art that now hangs in the entrance stairwell of the newly opened centre at Weald House, Worthing Road, Southwater. Tracy said: “I found the work compelling and was immediately captivated by its textures and angles, allowing my imagination to see all manner of pictures within one work of art. “Every time I look at it even now, I see another interpretation of its artistry. Clients coming to the building love the warmth, colour and mystery of it.” Steve, who is best known for his �ine portrait photography, was drawn to abstract forms of expression after attending an art course in Cyprus three years ago. Mountain View, the Weald House work, is actually a

picture of one of the oldest Yew trees in the UK, near Chichester. People react to abstract work in a more emotional way, which is why the picture works so well at the

Phoenix Health & Body Centre.” Steve has almost 30 years’ experience in photography and holds two European Kodak Gold Awards. His reputation is built on being able to capture a client’s personality. He added: “We pride ourselves on our highly skilled lighting techniques that suit all types of portrait, from high-key contemporary to powerful contrast images and creative, in keeping with today’s fashion and lifestyle. “I aim to exceed people’s expectations. We listen to the customers’ needs and ideas to create a combination of contemporary, refreshing imagery.” Steve is committed to raising money for charities - over £150,000 at the last count, and he’s now seeking to top £200,000. He regularly donates a percentage of his pro�its to St Catherine’s Hospice. Meanwhile, Tracy now has the portrait of Millie she had originally intended to buy, which has pride of place in her of�ice. To �ind out more about Steve Gubbins Photography visit

Get top tips for business success in 2012 Business owner and Business Builder Club presenter Tim Fi�ield will be delivering his top ten tips for business success in 2012 at the networking group’s next meeting. The event takes place at Pizza Express on Tuesday, January 10. Tim said: “Times may be challenging and may never have been tougher, but relatively we’re all in the same boat. “We must remain positive and upbeat in such a business climate and explore ways to ride out the storm. January is a good time to step out

of the business rather than working within it - to refocus, build momentum and develop the strategy for 2012. “It’s about how we can become more creative than our competitors and it’s a strategy that can pay dividends.” Hear more from Tim on Tuesday 10 January. The event runs from 6pm to 8pm and includes food and a drink. For more information and to book your place visit

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Bad Boy Boogie, The Bedford, 29/12

On December 29, local AC/DC tribute band Bad Boy Boogie proved that Christmas was far from over, with their electrifying ‘Hells Jingle Bells’ festive show. Keeping the local spirit alive by occupying The Bedford pub for the evening, Bad Boy Boogie’s everexpanding fanbase turned up en masse to witness this tribute to the Australian rock gods, filling the pub to capacity, and resulting in any latecomers being turned away, before the show had even started! Once Bad Boy Boogie had taken to the stage, and in full costume as always, there was no stopping their ferocious tidalwave of ballsy rocking and rolling. Firing out spot-on renditions of some of the DC’s greatest tunes, including ‘Back In Black’, ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ and ‘Dirty Deeds

Done Dirt Cheap’, there was not a single member of the crowd, despite being tightly compressed, that remained stationary; feet were tapping, heads were banging and fists were pumping throughout the show, sending The Bedford into total

pandemonium. As a band, Bad Boy Boogie are tighter than ever, and the strong chemistry between guitarists Si ‘Angus Young’ Leach and Mark ‘Malcolm Young’ Randon, bassist Jeff ‘Cliff Williams’ Scarry, drummer Steve ‘Phil

Rudd’ Needham and singer Paul ‘Brian Johnson’ Davis is really something to admire. As individuals, however, each and every one of them has proved themselves as incredible talents many times before, and are never afraid to live up to such expectations at any other time. Inviting a group of friends up to sing vocals on ultimate AC/DC anthem ‘Highway To Hell’ and rounding off the evening with ‘For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)’, complete with those famous thundering cannons, it’s no surprise why or how Bad Boy Boogie have gained a reputation as one of the greatest tribute bands ever to grace Horsham. Following yet another success for this five-piece, you can guarantee that not one mind was left unblown as the crowds vacated The Bedford at the end of the night. Missed the gig? Bad Boy Boogie will be returning to The Holbrook Club, Horsham, on Saturday, March 24.

No West End to opportunities for theatre students Twelve students of the Act Too theatre company, based in Horsham and Haywards Heath, have had the opportunity to perform on stage in the West End. The group was chosen from

hundreds across the UK by star of stage and screen Peter Polycarpou to join him in a musical celebration of his career so far. ‘The Songs of My Life’ was performed at the Garrick Theatre - home

Highlights at The Hawth Sat 14 January 7.30pm (studio)

Fri 27 January 10.30am & 1.30pm

Violin and piano duo perform masterworks by Mozart, Schumann and Franck

Shakespeare4Kidz’ fun rock ‘n’ roll musical version for ages 8 plus

Leos Cepicky & Michael Dussek

Romeo & Juliet

Mon 6 February 7.30pm Fri 20 January 8.15pm (studio)

Beyond The Barricade

Traditional and modern Polish music from the popular Brighton band

West End and Broadway hits songs performed by past cast members of Les Miserables

Wed 25 January 7.30pm

Wed 8 February 7.30pm

A concert of classics including Clapton, Queen, Pink Floyd and Dire Straits

The coolest party around with great music from Frank, Sammy and Dean


Guitar Anthems

Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular

Sun 12 February 7.30pm Thur 26 - Sat 28 January (studio) Thur & Fri 10.30am & 1.30pm, Sat 11am & 2pm

Great Gran’s Great Games

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra An evening of Italian music including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Ollie discovers his gran’s great advetures at the 1948 Olympics! Ideal for ages 4 plus

Mon 13 & Tue 14 February Mon 7pm, Tue 1.30pm

Thur 26 January 7.30pm

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of hit musical ‘Chicago’, in London’s West End in December, with a starstudded cast including Hannah Waddingham, Claire Moore and Simon Bowman, on stage for a sell-out show. Academy principal, Lance Milton said: “We were incredibly proud to be invited by Peter and equally proud of our students who represented Act Too so wonderfully alongside so many industry professionals. “We try to differ from other groups, aiming to give our students a wide range of experience alongside their training. Particularly we feel that performing arts academies should perform with great regular live show opportunities and they don’t come much bigger than the West End stage.” Act Too Arts Academy meets every Saturday morning at Harlands School in Haywards Heath and Heron Way School in Horsham. Over the seven years it has been open its students have appeared in over 50 shows at local theatres including the Hawth Theatre, Crawley and The Capitol Theatre, Horsham.

These have included a record breaking three National Operatic and Dramatic Association [NODA] award winning musicals - Copacabana, The Witches of Eastwick and We Will Rock You. The group was also invited to perform at the NODA National Conference and to stage the European amateur première of Mel Brooks musical comedy The Producers. Now Act Too is offering young people in the region another opportunity. Three students have been handpicked to create, direct and choreograph a brand new jukebox musical - The Prop Box. While the students will by mentored and guided by the experienced Act Too production team, they will play a major part in writing the show and will direct it themselves. The production will be staged at the Capitol Theatre in Horsham. Act Too is offering this opportunity to all young people, including nonstudents and open auditions will be held on January 15. Register at www.

Gig Guide Gigs are sometimes cancelled or changed at short notice. To avoid disappointment please contact the venue. Friday 6th January

Trailer Trash at The Queen’s Head, Horsham Stick In A Pot at The Tanners Arms, Horsham Saturday 7th January

Solice at The Malt Shovel, Horsham The Sharpees (R&B) at The Tanners Arms, Horsham Tuesday 10th January

Open Mic Night With Dave Toye & Friends at The Coach House, Cowfold Wednesday 11th January

Open Mic Night With Terry at The Tanners Arms, Horsham Friday 13th January

Jellyhead at The Swan, Crawley

Acoustic Jam Session at The Frog And Nightgown, Faygate Saturday 14th January

Alter Ego at The Tanners Arms, Horsham No Pressure at The Bedford, Horsham

Cardinal Sin & The Preachers at The Foresters Arms, Horsham Startled Hamsters at The Partridge, Partridge Green

Hollows Of Venus at The Swan, Crawley

Brett Marvin & The Thunderbolts at The Wingspan Club, Crawley

The Slammers at The Cherry Tree, Copthorne Murdoch’s Crazy Eyes At The Oddfellows Arms, Pulbrough Tuesday 17th January

Open Mic Night With Dave Toye & Friends at The Coach House, Cowfold Wednesday 18th January

Open Mic Night With Terry at The Tanners Arms, Horsham Friday 20th January

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No Pressure at The Holbrook Club, Horsham Lesley Spires at Gary’s Live Music Club, Coolham Village Hall

Wed 15 February 7.30pm

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers All Buddy’s classics plus other hits from the era

Startled Hamsters at The Star, Steyning

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THE SOLDIERS Sunday 15 January 7.30pm Following the release of their latest album the Soldiers embark on a new UK Tour. They are the first group of serving soldiers to hit the British pop charts, having served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait and are real life heroes.

BARNSTORMERS COMEDY Sunday 22 January 7.30pm A new year of great comedy in The Studio with three top acts from the London circuit. This month compere Kevin Precious introduces effortlessly brilliant Ro Campbell, Swedish comic Fredrik Andersson; and erudite Mary Bourke.


Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 January Terrible Tudors - Thu 1.30pm, Fri 7pm, Sat 10.30am & 6pm, Sun 1.30pm Vile Victorians - Thu 7pm, Fri 10.30am, Sat 2pm, Sun 5pm We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill you and your children.

Friday 3 February 8pm Not the West End and touring musical, but the brand-new sensational, box office smash hit. All the hits are superbly performed in this fast moving, slickly choreographed theatrical treat including: She’s Like the Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and, of course, the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.

VOICE OF ROY ORBISON Saturday 4 February 8pm A superb production featuring the sounds of ‘The Big O’ together with two hugely successful acts of this era, The Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly. Hear all of your favourite hits spanning these incredible decades of music. Including Only The Lonely, It’s Over, Crying and Wake Up Little Suzie.

ABBA THE SHOW Friday 10 February 8pm Featuring England’s premier TV & Recording showgroup, Barry Walker’s Smackee, present in music & costume, over two hours of all that was best from one of the world’s most popular hit recording groups.


Friday 17 February 8pm Starring Leslie Ash, Brooke Kinsella and Tara Flynn The course of true love never did run smooth. Three women, three stories, three lives and one problem.

Saturday 11 February 8pm Amir Sharma’s portrayal of Michael Jackson in his prime has to be the most vocally and visually accurate tribute to the King of Pop to have ever toured UK theatres. Amir is joined on the stage by a cast of musicians, singers and dancers who work their way through all the hits.


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CHRIS AND PUI ROADSHOW 2012 Monday 13 February 11am & 2pm CBeebies’ favourite double-act Chris and Pui are coming to town! Fresh from their hit show ‘Show Me Show Me’, they invite you to join them as they make their return to Horsham following the sell-out success of their 2011 show!

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS Wednesday 15 February 11am & 2pm Join Buster the Big Red Bus with all his friends on their magical adventures in this feel good classic sing-a-long show for all ages! Featuring all time favourites If You’re Happy and You Know It, Frere Jaques and The Grand Old Duke of York.

BACK TO BROADWAY Saturday 18 February 7.30pm Back to Broadway is a musical that brings you the very best of musical theatre, brought together by an enchanting story about a young girls dream to become a star. Including songs from Les Miserables, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera and Mamma Mia.


Saturday 25 February 7.30pm Get ready - for the smash hit concert show from the USA. A super-talented cast, fresh from sell-out shows in London’s O2, perform hits from The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves and Lionel Richie.

CINEMA - Friday 6 - Thursday 12 January

Thursday 23 February 7.30pm Spend an evening with the funniest footballer ever as he tells stories from a great career in football and TV. The show is compered by Jimmy’s friend and agent Terry Baker and the evening ends with a question and answer session with the audience.

SING-A-LONG-A GREASE Friday 24 February 7.30pm This fully interactive screening of the classic film with on-screen subtitles is “The one that you want”. The host will lead a vocal warm up judge a fancy dress competition and show you how to use your free goody bag then just sit back and sing-a-long with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and the gang.

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (18) Digital Daily 5pm & 8.15pm


GERRY CROS THE MERSEY Sunday 26 February 7.30pm An Evening with Gerry and The Pacemakers. Join in this musical journey through the life and times of one of our greatest 60s icons Gerry Marsden. Hear all Gerry’s greatest hits mixed with stories, jokes and anecdotes from his years at the top.

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Two for the price of What is it about the mighty McFly? rock stars with hot girlfriends, charisma and abs! Sophia Moir looks at one at the Folk Club They’re the reasons they’ve lasted almost a decade and why we can’t help but love the of Music in London and then at the Conservatory of St. Cecelia in Rome. It was Andrew who pointed out that some of the greatest classical composers used folk themes in their compositions. Julie Roberts and Gary Holder, two more club regulars, will be presenting the other half of the evening. Julie’s mellow and unique voice complements her ability to interpret songs in many styles including folk, blues and ballads. Her repertoire includes the songs of Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, Billy Joel, Jobim and Tracy Chapman together with some original songs. Julie sings mainly to folk audiences and from time to time she is a guest singer with the Dave Fellingham Big Band. She has performed at numerous festivals including Broadstairs, Brighton Fringe, Arundel, Shoreham, and Windsor Fringe and has been featured on Jazz Line Up on Radio 3. Julie plays guitar and piano and is accompanied by double bass celebrity, Gary Holder. See both acts from 8pm at Horsham Folk Club, Normandy Centre, Denne Road, Horsham.

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First it was Dougie who was crowned the King of Jungle in I’m A Celeb. Then it was Harry, ballroom

champion in the Strictly final in Blackpool. Danny featured in Popstar to Operastar while Tom is rumoured to be appearing on Celebrity Big Brother. They’re all in happy, stable relationships, their song Star Girl is still played every Friday on Radio 1 and

did I mention they’re all looking pretty buff too!? I’ve always been a McFly fan. They emerged in 2004 when I was just a teenager. Don’t get me wrong, I was a Busted fan too. But where Busted were very clearly formed of three individuals with different personalities and tastes (why else would Charlie form Fightstar?), I’ve always been of the opinion that McFly are actually friends. I think that’s pretty evident by the fact that Tom came out to support Dougie in Oz, and all of the McFly boys were there to cheer on Harry in Strictly. Every single McFly has ever released has entered the top 20. I predict that, with their new-found popularity, their next album will top the charts. They’ve got it all – the looks, the abs, the talent (not to mention the model girlfriends!) but most importantly, they’ve got that cheeky chappy, boy-next-door charm, that made us all fall in love with them in the first place. Long live McFly!



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Horsham Folk Club will be welcoming in the New Year with not one but two acts on Sunday, January 8, when classical folk will be sharing the bill with Julie Roberts and Gary Holder. Caroline Thomas, from the Horsham Folk Club said: “People often comment on how much local talent there is so we thought we’d take advantage of it with these two top class acts”. Classical Folk, comprising Peter and Sylvia Golden and Andrew Wickens, presents a combination of traditional folk and the beauty of classical music. The violin of Andrew Wickens, the voice and flute of Sylvia Golden and the classical guitar of Peter Golden interpret traditional and beautiful folk songs, timeless parlour songs and a sprinkling of classical songs and pieces by Massenet, Schubert, Saint-Saens, Paganini and more. Andrew has spent a lifetime playing in world-class orchestras, most recently as a long-term member of the Philharmonia Orchestra, with which he has travelled around the world. He studied at the Royal Academy


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9th January

Horsham Skeptics in the Pub

A talk by Ben Hardwidge, followed by a Q&A. The ‘Sharks Don’t Get Cancer’ myth and the impact of traditional medicine on populations of rare marine species. From 8pm at The Tanners Arms, Brighton Road, Horsham. £2 entry to cover speaker expenses. For more information see www.

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11th January

Decorative Fine Arts Lecture

11th January

We Three Kings - Art, Legends and Poetry is the title of the next lecture of the Horsham Decorative Fine Arts Society. Held at the Capitol Theatre, North Street, Horsham at 10.45am. Speaker will be Peter Medhurst. Visitors are welcome. Admission £5.

Royal Air Force Association 665 Horsham & Storrington Branch are holding a coffee morning every Wednesday from 10am12pm. All are welcome, please bring a friend. Needles Farm buildings, Three Acres, Horsham.

14th January

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Musical Brass Festival

RAFA Club Coffee Morning

CoCo’s Charity Quiz Night

Get �it in 2012 at Billingshurst Leisure Centre. On the 12th January we are offering free workout classes to help get you in the �itness spirit. Try Body Pump, Zumba or Aqua Fit. Call 01403 787500 to book your place.

A musical festival with Salvation Brass takes place from 6pm at The Salvation Army Centre, Booth Way, Horsham, RH13 5PZ. It promises to be a great evening of music and much more. Free admission, but please call 01403 254624 for tickets.

Quiz Night in aid of The CoCo’s Foundation at The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. Restaurant open for service until 9.00pm. Club bar open until 11.30pm. Call 01403 751150 for more information.

15th January

World Wars Exhibition Opens

17th January

20th January

Opening day of Storrington Museum’s exhibition on the World Wars from 10am-4pm. Lady Emma Barnard will be there at 11am to formally open it. There will be a memory wall, highlighting memories from local people, photographs, interpretative paintings and some items rarely to be seen in a local museum.

Parkinson’s UK Horsham Branch hold their AGM at 7pm at Lavinia House, Denne Road, Horsham. Dr Ashwani Jha - London Institute of Neurology will be speaking on personalising treatment for Parkinson’s. For more info contact Carol on 01403 263882.

Band Night featuring No Pressure. Doors open 8pm. Bar open until 11.30pm. Members FREE / Non Members (16+) £3 / Children FREE. For more info see www.theholbrookclub.

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22nd January

Billingshurst Macmillan Support Group are holding a �ilm night at 7.30pm at The Village Hall, Billingshurst. Tickets available from Mallards or on the door. The �ilm for January will be My Week with Marilyn

Free taster sessions in therapies and �itness classes, free prize draw, free organic food and drink samples, try out the new CV equipment. Call 01403 800321 to book or just come along. See www.phoenix-centre. com for more information.

Regular stand up comedy at The Capitol. Each month compere Kevin Precious introduces three top acts from the London circuit. This month, Ro Campbell, Fredrik Andersson and Mary Bourke. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, to book call 01403 750220 or

Charity Film Night

Parkinson’s UK Horsham AGM

Open Day at The Phoenix Centre


No Pressure at The Holbrook Club

Barnstormers Comedy

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Ticket £10 (includes two course supper) Winners' Prizes, Raffle, ÒF inesÓ & Spot Prizes. Licensed Bar. Available from Guy Leonards - 17 High Street, Storrington 01903 742354 or 18 Lower Street, Pulborough 01798 874033 The Card Shop - High Street, Storrington 01903 742114 Marion Milton 01798 815583 All proceeds go to charitable causes supported by Rotary. Registered Charity No1029115


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Property Connells Detached bungalow with strikes gold a delightful rural outlook

Curly Tail Bungalow has brick elevations under an interlocking tiled roof with stone built entrance porch and replacement double glazed windows. The existing accommodation comprises, entrance hall, a spacious irregular shaped sitting room with stone �ireplace with log burner and dining area with �ine views overlooking the land, well �itted kitchen with Neff integrated double oven and double glazed conservatory. In addition, there is an inner hall with access to 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is considered to be potential to extend if required. Outside a �ive bar wooden gate leads to a level parking area to the front with garden surrounding the bungalow including areas of lawn bordered by hedging and fencing. To the side is a paved terrace area, garden shed and fenced compound housing oil storage tank. The land comprises 2 grass �ields to the north and east of the bungalow,

divided by a number of mature oaks. Access is via a metal �ield gate leading from the main parking area. Guide price £615,000

Batcheller Monkhouse have been appointed as sole agents. Please telephone 01798 872081 or email sales@batchellermonkhouse.

com for full colour illustrated particulars or download them from the website www.batchellermonkhouse. com

An ideal property for renovation Beehive is situated a short distance from the centre of Dial Post in a rural area overlooking its own land and is approached via a private no through lane which is also a public bridle path. The hamlet of Dial Post includes the popular Crown public house, a village hall and The Old Barn Garden Centre which is situated to the east of the A24 approximately 1/2 a mile away. The bungalow has its own drive and is ripe for complete renovation or replacement. The existing accommodation provides boot room, bathroom, kitchen, sitting room, dining room, 2 bedrooms.

Outside there are a number of sheds and store buildings with garden to the front and rear including �lower beds, fruit trees, variegated holly and two mature oak trees. At the rear of the garden is an overgrown paddock, ideal for use as a smallholding or for horse grazing. In all the property extends to about 1.8 acres (0.73 of a hectare). Guide price £400,000 Batcheller Monkhouse have been appointed as joint sole agents. Please telephone 01798 872081 or email for full colour illustrated particulars or download them from the website

Local estate agency Connells in Horsham is delighted to announce it has won two Gold awards at the prestigious Estate Agency of the Year Awards, held in association with The Sunday Times. Connells again picked up the top prizes in the ‘Best Large Estate Agency’ and ‘Best Financial Services’ categories for its outstanding results and exemplary services for home buyers and sellers. The awards, which are based on a written submission and a telephone interview with industry judges, are the most well-known in the estate agency calendar. Commenting on the submissions, the judges said that Connells’ ‘quality shines at every level’ and noted the agency’s commitment to its staff and training schemes designed to ensure the branches deliver an excellent standard of service to customers. In the �inancial services category, Connells was recognised for its investment into mortgage services with the judges commenting on the agency’s range of ‘products and services for everyone’. “Connells has achieved a consistent level of success at the annual Estate Agency of the Year Awards, winning the ‘Best Large Agency’ title six times in the last eight years and the ‘Best Financial Services’ category for the past three years running,” says Stuart Flavell, Chief Executive for Connells. “I am delighted we have won these awards again in 2011, especially as we have continued to build upon and innovate our services for customers over the last 12 months.” Connells credits its success to its people, many of whom stay with the company for most, if not all, of their careers. “At Connells, we recognise that people are at the heart of any good business,” Stuart explains. “The judges of these awards credited Connells’ emphasis on people, as well as our ability to provide ‘good, down to earth estate agency’ which is why thousands of home buyers and sellers trust us to help them move every year.” If you are interested in moving home and would like to book a free market appraisal with award-winning agency Connells, please contact the branch on 01403 256331 or email

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MANSELL MCTAGGART ARE HERE TO HELP YOU MOVE IN 2012 Unlike many estate agents, we will never blame market conditions, instead relying on the most extensive advertising in Sussex to offer all clients the most exposure from the largest independent Estate Agent in the country.

Whilst most were closed over Christmas, we were still selling properties. If you are considering a fresh start in 2012, there are plenty of agents to choose from in Horsham. Only Mansell McTaggart can market your property to its full potential by offering all of the following: • 3 full pages in The Resident and 2 full pages in the West Sussex County Times every week throughout the year, giving each and every property guaranteed weekly advertising; • Your property listed on BOTH and • No lengthy contracts – we simply ask for 2 weeks notice; • Open 7 days a week; • An unrivalled 15 independently run and internet-linked offices throughout Sussex; • Free, no obligation market and probate appraisals Please feel free to contact us regarding any aspect of selling or buying in the Sussex area. The team at Mansell McTaggart would like to wish clients past, present and future a prosperous and healthy 2012. WWW.MANSELLMCTAGGART.CO.UK

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A 2 double bedroom, mid terraced house, built in the 1980s with 54’ rear garden and private driveway, situated in a quiet and tucked away position, within easy reach of the railway station and town centre. Ideal first time or investment buy.

A 2 double bedroom detached bungalow built in the 1970s presented in excellent condition with refitted high gloss kitchen, conservatory, garage, situated within a short distance of the station and the town centre.

A selection of stunning 3 double bedroom town houses built into 2011 by Anbeck Homes, within close proximity of the town centre, Horsham park, railway station and excellent schools. 10 years NHBC guarantee and parking.





A handsome 5 bedroom extended Victorian semi-detached house of 1326 sq ft, with accommodation arranged over three floors including 27’ sitting/dining room, driveway, 64’ garden, close to schools, railway station and town centre.





A stunning 1930s, 3 bedroom, semi-detached house with 137’ x 45’ east facing rear garden in a semi-rural location. Comprises sitting room with fireplace, 21’10 x 18’2 stunning kitchen/dining room and luxury refitted family bathroom.


A 5 bedroom, 3 reception room, detached house built in 1996 by Persimmon Homes in a quiet location. Comprises 17’3 sitting room, dining room, conservatory and kitchen/breakfast room, landscaped gardens and double garage.




An immaculate 4 bedroom, 3 reception room, detached house of 1393 sq ft with 62’ max x 38’ rear garden, situated in a private road, close to Littlehaven station, excellent schools and Horsham town centre. Detached double garage

A stunning 2 double bedroom ground floor, luxury apartment with private terrace and underground parking, built by Banner Heritage in 2000, designed for those over 60, within walking distance of the town centre and railway station.












A 3 bedroom family home built by Gleeson Homes in 2005 with landscaped garden, parking, situated in a very quiet position within a short distance of country walks, Christs Hospital public school and Horsham railway station.





A 5 bedroom, 4 reception room, detached house of 2239 sq ft built by Berkeley Homes, located in a cul-de-sac of only 11 similar properties, close to open countryside and excellent schooling. 90’ x 79’ rear garden and double garage.











A 2 double bedroom, 3 reception room, part tile hung cottage believed to have been built for the workers of the Broadfield Estate in the 1800s, retaining a wealth of character, 51’ garden, parking, close to station and schools.













An extended and beautifully presented 4 double bedroom, 3 reception room, detached house of 1879 sq ft, situated in a private close, within 0.5 miles of Horsham station, 1 mile of town centre and in the Millais and Forest catchment.

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A 1 bedroom ground floor apartment for over 55’s on a manager-assisted development within easy access of the High Street. Communal hall and inner hall, lounge, bedroom, shower room, parking areas, communal gardens.


A McCarthy & Stone 1st floor apartment for those aged 60 years built about 10 years ago in the centre of the village close to all amenities. Entrance hall, lounge/ dining room, kitchen, double bedroom, communal gardens, residents’ parking.



A well-appointed 2-bedroom ground floor apartment in a warden-assisted block close to all village amenities. Entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom, communal gardens and residents’ parking area.



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A 2-bedroom mid-terrace property in immaculate decorative order throughout with accommodation comprising guest cloakroom, large open-plan living room/ kitchen, bathroom, gas central heating, private garden and allocated parking.



A semi-detached cottage-style property on the popular Penfold Grange development. Lounge, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, attached garage, driveway for 2 cars, front and rear gardens.

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A detached split-level bungalow with accommodation in need of some updating and views to the South Downs. Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, study/bedroom 4, shower room, integral garage, parking, gardens.










A beautifully-presented detached property with secluded 130’ rear garden situated in a sought after location on the eastern side of the village. 3 bedrooms, triple aspect lounge, kitchen/breakfast room, re-fitted bathroom, garage.

A beautifully-presented detached property with secluded 130’ rear garden situated in a sought after location on the eastern side of the village. 3 bedrooms, triple aspect lounge, kitchen/breakfast room, re-fitted bathroom, garage.










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An extended spacious 4-bedroom family home with a good-sized mature garden close to village centre. Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility area, playroom/study, en-suite shower, family bathroom, off-street parking.








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A single storey residence with extensive garaging, workshops and 1.25 acres. Sitting room, dining room, large conservatory, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, en-suite with Jacuzzi-style shower unit, family bathroom, mature garden and grounds.


A period residence partly dating back to 15th century with office/studio annexe, paddock and stable block, set in 1.7 acres. Sitting room, dining room, kitchen/ breakfast room, study/snug, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, west-facing gardens.

A 4-bedroom chalet-style property set in 13 acres of grounds, paddocks and wooded areas. Lounge, dining room, study/bedroom 4, farmhouse-style kitchen, breakfast room, utility, bathroom, 4 loose boxes, 4-bay barn for 6 cars

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A spacious end terrace town house conveniently located within a stone’s throw of the High Street. Sitting room, kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, large bathroom, garage, east facing patio style garden.

A Victorian semi-detached cottage. Sitting room, dining room, kitchen/ breakfast room, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, ample parking, garage, approx 60ft rear garden with easterly aspect.

A period semi-detached cottage in a little known backwater conveniently located just off the High Street. Sitting room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms (1 with ensuite W.C.), bathroom, garage, east facing gardens.

Detached house at the end of select cul-de-sac. 4 double bedrooms (1 ensuite), sitting room, dining room, study, kitchen, cloakroom, family shower room, double garage, east facing garden.


Spacious detached family home. 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite), sitting room with open fireplace, dining room, kitchen, family bathroom, garage and driveway parking, west facing rear garden.

A spacious detached bungalow. Spacious entrance hall, sitting room, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite), family bath/ shower room, garage, west facing rear garden.

Situated within the South Downs National Park with far reaching views. 4 beds (1 en-suite), 2 receptions, conservatory, k/breakfast room, utility, cloaks, bathroom, parking,100ft rear garden.

Detached house with stunning views in westerly facing plot of approx 0.25 of an acre. 2 receptions, k/breakfast room, playroom, utility room, 5 beds (1 en-suite), 2 baths, cloaks, 2 garages, parking.

Detached bungalow offering scope for further improvement and enlargement. 3 bedrooms, 2 receptions, conservatory, k/breakfast room, utility area, bathroom, useful loft, gardens, parking.

A detached bungalow which offers scope for enlargement (STPP). 25’ x 13’ sitting/dining room, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, separate W.C, west facing plot of approx 0.21 of an acre.

Detached Victorian house set in approx ¼ acre. Reception hall, sitting room dining room, kitchen, breakfast room/utility, cloakroom, 4 large bedrooms, bathroom, garage, parking, outbuilding/studio, gardens.

Detached single storey equestrian property in approx. 2.4 acres. 4 beds (1 en-suite), 4 receps, k/breakfast room, utility, bathroom, shower room, double garage, stabling, paddock, outbuildings.

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Spacious and modern ground floor one double bedroom flat within walking distance of the mainline station and Billingshurst village centre. Accommodation briefly comprises a communal entrance hall with telephone entry system, internal hallway, large open plan lounge/dining area, spacious fitted kitchen.

Modern and purpose built one double bedroom first floor flat situated in the highly sought after town of Horsham and with allocated parking. Accommodation briefly comprises communal entrance hall with telephone entry system, private hallway, bath/shower room, fitted kitchen, airing cupboard.

Spacious first floor 1 bedroom flat in the highly sought after ‘Greenacres’ development on North Parade in central Horsham. Accommodation briefly comprises secure entry phone system, communal entrance hall, private internal hallway with double sliding storage cupboard.

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Billingshurst I £1,150 pcm

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Attractive detached 3 bedroom lodge cottage backing on to farm land and with the A29 to the front with a good sized, enclosed garden. The property briefly comprises entrance hall, kitchen, downstairs WC, lounge, separate dining room, ground floor double bedroom.

Well presented 3 bedroom semi detached house which offers a generous level of accommodation and is situated in the highly sought after village of Warnham. Accommodation briefly comprises entrance hall, cloakroom, sitting room with feature fireplace, dining room, attractive fitted kitchen, 3 well proportioned bedrooms.

Attractive older style 3 bedroom semi detached cottage with garage and driveway parking situated close to the centre of the highly sought after village of Slinfold. The property briefly comprises an entrance hall, large open plan lounge/diner, attractive kitchen/breakfast room, downstairs cloakroom.

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Horsham I £2,795 pcm

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Substantial and immaculately presented 5 bedroom, 3 reception room, versatile detached family residence situated down one of Horsham’s most sought after roads. Downstairs accommodation briefly comprises a useful entrance porch, stylish hallway with storage cupboard, delightful open plan lounge area with fabulous working fireplace.

Substantial 5 bedroom, 3 reception room, character property with swimming pool and set in approximately 2.7 acres with stables. Accommodation briefly comprises entrance hall, family room with fireplace, two separate kitchen breakfast rooms, utility room, downstairs WC.

Well presented 3 bedroom, 2 reception room, semi detached period house with large rear garden, situated down a popular road near central Horsham. Downstairs accommodation briefly comprises spacious entrance hall, sitting room with feature fireplace (not working).

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Single storey residence in sought after location Guy Leonard & Company is pleased to bring to the market a good size detached single storey residence set within a large corner plot in a quiet no through road in a much sought after location very close to the village centre. The property offers versatile accommodation comprising entrance hall, shower room, 3 good size bedrooms, family bathroom, sitting room with separate dining area and modern �itted kitchen. The property bene�its from ample parking, an attached double garage, detached studio/workshop and the bene�it of planning for potential enlargement if required. The property is being offered for

sale with a Guide Price of £489,950 for the freehold interest and a viewing is highly recommended. For further information or an appointment to view, please contact Guy Leonard & Company on 01903 742354 or visit www.guyleonard.

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Peugeot’s stylish new 107 A new Peugeot 107 is introduced in February 2012 featuring a stylish ‘new face’, improved fuel economy, lower CO2 emissions and enhanced equipment with an upgraded interior. The 107’s stylish appeal, along with its accomplished economical three-cylinder petrol engine, has helped Peugeot take a lead in lowCO2 urban motoring, and this is now strengthened further with emissions of just 99 g/km of CO2. The new restyled 107 is instantly recognisable by the changes to the car’s front styling, with a deeper lower front panel with a housing for the front fog lights, LED daytime running

lights and a redesigned front bumper. As part of the restyle of the 107 range, there are 3 trim levels on offer which are in line with the naming strategy of other Peugeot range models (Access, Active and Allure). Within these trim levels, features such as Peugeot Connect Bluetooth and USB and LED Daytime running lights are now available for the �irst time on the 107 range. In addition to the new equipment available, the restyled range also offers better equipment across the range with air conditioning now standard on Active level versions, alloy wheels and rev counter, Peugeot Connect Bluetooth and USB standard

on Allure level versions. In line with this restyle, the new 107 adopts a competitive pricing strategy with the range starting from £7,995. Perhaps surprisingly for such a small car, it is the 5-door version (with 59.6% of total sales) that outsells the 3-door model (40.4%), underlining the 107’s excellent packaging, which makes the most of its interior space and belies its compact wheelbase to provide a vehicle capable of transporting four people in comfort. The Peugeot 107 range also offers even better value than ever; with Peugeot’s innovative Just Add Fuel™ personal �inance package, buyers can drive it away with three years’ fully comprehensive insurance (available from 25 years of age), three years’ warranty, three years’ servicing and three years’ roadside assistance, all for a single �ixed monthly payment (the Peugeot 107 is zero-rated for vehicle excise duty). Over 650,000 Peugeot 107s have been produced since 2005, and the latest 107 arrives in February 2012.

Picasso range extended

Citroën has introduced a stylish new special edition into its awardwinning C3 Picasso range - C3 Picasso Code. The C3 Picasso Code, which replaces the previous Blackcherry special edition, is based on the best-selling HDi 90 manual VTR+ version, with added equipment. Complementing a generous speci�ication that already includes air conditioning, a Connecting Box (Bluetooth® system with USB socket), curtain airbags and cruise control with speed limiter, the C3 Picasso Code gains a ‘Look Pack’ that features: • Polar White or Cherry Red 17” ‘Clover’ alloy wheels (depending on body colour) • Chrome lower bumper inserts • Shiny black painted door handles with chrome inserts • Obsidian Black painted front & rear bumpers • Obsidian Black door mirrors with shiny black surround & base plate • Longitudinal roof bars

• Shiny black vent surrounds • Carpet mats There are four body colours to choose from - Polar White, Cherry Red, Belle Ile Blue and Thorium Grey. The Polar White wheels are available with the Belle Ile Blue or Cherry Red body colours and add Polar White painted side rubbing strips and a white rear number plate surround with chrome detailing. The Cherry Red alloy wheels are available with the Polar White or Thorium Grey body colours and bring Cherry Red painted side rubbing strips and a Cherry Red number plate surround with a chrome insert. The new model’s re�ined and ef�icient diesel HDi 90 powerplant returns an impressive 61.4mpg on the combined cycle and is eligible for free VED in the �irst year thanks to its sub120g/km CO2 emissions. The C3 Picasso Code special edition is ‘on sale’ now priced from £15,695, which is just £300 more than the HDi 90 manual VTR+ version on which it is based.



The fast and the curious: young people’s attitudes to driver training Sixty-two per cent of young male novice drivers think they are more skilful than the average driver, according to a report by the Institute of Advanced Motoring. Only 32 per cent of young women say the same. Young, novice drivers are the highest risk group on our roads, and male drivers between 17-29 are more than twice as likely to be killed or seriously injured as young female drivers. Thirty per cent of car occupant fatalities are drivers aged 17-24, or passengers of a driver aged 17-24, yet

this age group makes up only eight per cent of all driving licence holders. The report also highlights the fact that young drivers are much more likely to take post-test training if there are proper �inancial incentives – reduced insurance premiums would encourage three-quarters of young novice drivers to consider further training. IAM chief executive Simon Best said: “Young male drivers suffer from a lethal combination of overcon�idence and inexperience. “They don’t need curfews and

other restrictions on their driving; they need to practice and gain driving experience safely. “There are many paying thousands of pounds a year in insurance and killing themselves. The solution to this problem is to link driver training and insurance discounts.” But this training needs to be done early. Fewer miles driven since passing the practical driving test and fewer attempts to pass the practical driving test (more likely to be a �irst time passer) made drivers more likely to be positive about further training.


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Will late goal galvanise Horsham?

Kery Kedze celebrates his last-gasp equaliser at Lewes Football

Hugo Langton is calling on his players to use their draw at Lewes as a stepping stone for the rest of the season. The manager was full of praise for his young side after Michael Hunter’s penalty save and Kery Kedze’s stoppage-time equaliser stunned the promotion-chasing Rooks, earning the Hornets a �irst point in nine matches. He said: “I was absolutely delighted for the lads. Psychologically this was a big point for us and has given us a bit more belief that we can compete.

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“What made me really proud was the way we kept going and going and the con�idence the boys had in themselves. “We spoke before the match about what Sunderland and Blackburn did at the weekend (beating Manchester City and Manchester United), why it had happened and how we could do the same. “I was particularly pleased with

our defensive shape because we went to pieces against Leatherhead, but all four of them were superb. “Liam Flanighan had a real education against Christian Nanetti. He’s probably the best player I’ve come across at this level of football and Liam said he’d certainly never played against anyone like him before. “He was a really tricky player and I know he managed to get to the byline to set up their goal, but Liam deserves a real pat on the back for sticking to the task and he will have learnt so much from the experience. “Michael Malcolm is another one who can be a real handful, but we

were aware of the threat he might pose. It was important that we stood up to him and didn’t go to ground and I thought we were excellent in that respect. “And what a goal from Kery. We’ve been talking to him about his shooting lately because he’s been getting into decent positions but then trying to take on another defender rather than taking a shot. “We’ve told him we’d rather he shoot and it go out for a throw-in than run into blind alleys. He took all that on board and scored a fantastic goal, so it’s another example of the progress we’re making.

“It was a superb team performance, but I must give mention to Michael Hunter. He made some superb saves, especially the penalty (by Albert Jarrett) which probably would have wrapped the game up had it gone in. “Top, top marks to our supporters once again. We have to use this as a stepping stone and I hope we can give them a lot more to cheer in 2012.” Bottom-of-the-table Horsham, who previously lost 2-1 and 4-1 to Carshalton and Leatherhead, face two home matches in four days – against title-hunting Lowestoft tomorrow (Saturday) and mid-table Wealdstone on Tuesday.

Donnelly took over at Gorings Mead last May in good spirit, despite taking on the tough task of having to rebuild YM’s squad from scratch. But the veteran has lasted less than eight months, guiding YM to a lowly 13th position in Division 1 of the Sussex County League – something he believes was not helped by a number of off-�ield “obstacles”. Donnelly said: “The club is more about Horsham than YM at this moment in time from the way I’m looking at it. “If Horsham weren’t there, then the club would run a reserve side. I understand the predicament that they’re in, but I can’t see how the club can progress. I just felt very isolated in the YM job and it was starting to

wear me out a bit.” Hawthorne said: “I’m going to speak to the lads on Thursday (yesterday) and I’m hoping most of them will stay. “I need to sort that out and, above all, make sure we stay in the league. Four or �ive wins would probably see us through. The sooner we can get them the better, then we can look towards next year.”

Wick 4 Steyning 1, Steyning 3 Rustington 2, Dorking Wanderers 3 Storrington 2, Storrington 5 (Grantham 2) Steyning 0, Steyning 3 (De Freitas 2) Dorking Wanderers 2, Storrington 0 Southwick 1, Midhurst and Easebourne v Storrington postponed, Southwick 0 Steyning 0. Division 3: Broadbridge Heath v Ferring postponed, Forest 3 (Lampard 3) Uck�ield Town 1, TD Shipley 8 (Taylor 4) Roffey 1, Clymping 1 Broadbridge Heath 7 (Mortimer 2), Roffey 0 Barnham 1, Forest 2 Roffey 2 (Roadley 2), Broadbridge Heath 3 Roffey 0, I�ield Edwards 2 Forest 3 (Jeal 2), Pease Pottage 3 TD Shipley 0, Forest 4 TD Shipley 0, I�ield Edwards 3 Roffey 2, Broadbridge Heath v Haywards Heath postponed.

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Sammy Donnelly

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Mark Hawthorne has taken over as manager of Horsham YMCA after Sammy Donnelly left to join Ringmer. A club statement said: “Sammy Donnelly, appointed manager at the start of the season, has left the club. Mark Hawthorne, who has been assisting Mr Donnelly, has been given the responsibility of managing the team until the end of the season. “Mark, who lives in Horsham, is a well-known �igure in local football and has been a professional with Crystal Palace, Torquay United and Crawley Town. He also had several years at Carshalton Athletic.”

Sussex County League Division 1: Horsham YMCA 3 (Smith, Wright, Sullivan) Pagham 3, Horsham YMCA 0 Selsey 2, Three Bridges 3 Horsham YMCA 0, Arundel 4 Horsham YMCA 3 (Lyons, Crane, Sullivan), Horsham YMCA v Worthing United postponed. Division 2: Bexhill 1 Storrington 3,


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Welcome to 2012


Horsham coach Stocker encouraged by progress

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If 2012 is anywhere near as good as 2011 for Brighton and Hove Albion, we are in for a treat. We started last year top of League 1 and stayed there to the end of the season. While the players and Gus Poyet’s management team were busy bringing us our third title at Withdean, the club’s management team were putting the final touches to the fabulous American Express Community Stadium. Day by day we saw the stadium take shape, we saw the seats being installed and, thanks to a mischievous workman, for a day or two we even had the image of a seagull doing something that comes naturally. May saw the formation of the North West Sussex Seagulls (NWSS). What was I thinking?! In the early months of this season, Albion fans were in dreamland. Doncaster were the first visitors to The Amex, we got the season off to a winning start and the good results kept coming. We even had a cup run to enjoy that included the visit of Liverpool. But soon after the Liverpool game came hopefully the lowest point of the season when we lost to Palace. As autumn turned into winter we had mixed fortunes on the pitch as injuries to key players took their toll. Suspensions caused Gus further selection problems in December, when we lost four out of five. On New Year’s Eve, we played poorly and lost 2-0 at bottom-of-the-table Coventry. Two days later, I feared the worst as I travelled down to the home match against Southampton on one of the two NWSS coaches. What happened next is why I love Albion – a makeshift team, including three development squad players, won 3-0. What a way to start the New Year! So what are my hopes for the next 12 months? I hope that all us fans stay patient. Playing in the Premier League next season isn’t going to happen, as I know many fans would have liked. We don’t have a strong enough squad to get there yet. But the club is preparing for the future by putting plans into place to increase the capacity of The Amex and build a state-of-the-art training centre and Academy for young players at New Monks Farm, Lancing. It is these plans that will find us near the top of the Championship next season. There will be ups and downs in the year ahead, but I believe and hope there will be more ups than downs. Happy New Year.

Sport in Brief Motor Sport Southwater’s Jolyon Palmer will race for Norfolk-based iSport International in the 2012 GP2 championship, starting in Malaysia in March. He said: “I’m delighted to be joining iSport for my second GP2 season. I learnt a lot with Arden last year and now I’m aiming for the top three in the championship. “iSport are a proven front-running team in GP2 and I have experience running with them in winter testing, so I am sure we will work well together to achieve this goal. “The calendar this year is great and the prospect of racing in Malaysia and Singapore is extremely exciting. “I must say thanks to my sponsors and also to iSport for showing faith in me. I need to repay them with results this year if I am going to continue my progress towards my F1 goal.” Paul Jackson, iSport team principal, said: “Jolyon has shown a good work ethic and an ability to learn and apply the results of testing. We expect to see the results of that bear fruit early on.”

Kung Fu

Today (Friday) is the first day of a class for adults and students at The Pavilions in the Park. Black belt Jose Manuel will launch the class in Shaolin Nam Pai Chuan, a Chinese Kung Fu style, including pad work, self-defence, breathing techniques, form work, paired sequences, sparring, stretching and conditioning. He said: “It is a great form of exercise and builds self-confidence and teamwork skills. We have a strong culture of passing on knowledge and experience to more junior belts. “We have a grading in London every three months where our examiners judge pre-planned techniques which form part of a wider syllabus. Students can progress through the belts at a rate that suits them.”

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So far, so good. That’s the mid-season assessment of head coach Nick Stocker as Horsham push for a top-three finish in London 3 South East. Speaking after his side’s 58-7 demolition of pointless Crawley, Stocker said: “The transition season has progressed as expected with improved performances across the teams when compared to last year. “A number of losses earlier in the season, particularly in the first team, have been as a result of not executing our patterns well enough and lacking a little ruthlessness. However, consistency of performances has started to develop. “One of the most encouraging developments is the deepening of a squad that is able to play at London 3 level, such that the impact of injuries on results has been reduced, despite an extensive injury list.

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“We have unearthed some talented youngsters who have stepped up well into senior rugby and the pipeline continues to look good. We have also retained a number of previous seasons’ stalwarts while welcoming back others from university.

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“Combined with expected returnees for next season, the future continues to look bright. “Fourth for the first team and the Lions top of their league are encouraging positions for the senior teams to be in, especially as we have traditionally had a stronger second half of the season. “Our third team have also been very successful and continue to domi-





nate their league. “The guys are looking forward to continuing the good work and applying themselves to deliver on our preseason goals of top three or four for the first team and promotion for the Lions, which will in turn allow us to continue to develop the performances into next season.” Horsham visit struggling Eastbourne tomorrow (Saturday) before a home match against Uckfield next Saturday, January 14. Horsham tries v Crawley: Brown, Barber 2, Wright 2, Holden, Hoskins, Grantham-Hill. Conversions: Brown 6. Penalties: Brown 2. • Horsham U13 lost 17-5 at home to Midhurst U13, despite a second-half try by Sam Cole. Ben Murphy also impressed.

Injury-ravaged Holbrook Allstars lost 60-48 to University of Brighton Southdown Suns in Eastbourne. Scorers: Jenny Webb 14, Kirsty Batchelor 11, Nicky Shaw 9, Sarah Storey 6, Haylee Miller 4, Ana Sztancs 2, Sarah Moloney 2. Horsham Hawks U14 lost 55-41 against high-flying Worthing D&D U14 at Tanbridge House School. Scorers: Jacob Larby 11, Antonio Valbuena 8, Haylee Miller 6, Wesley Dishington 4, Max Dodd 4, Daniela Lozzi 2, Elliot Bailey 2, Ethan Belfield 2, Ola Edgal 2.


Sussex captain Michael Yardy has signed a contract extension, which will see him remain at the PROBIZ County Ground until at least the end of the 2014 season. England wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior has been awarded a benefit by Sussex this year. He said: “I am honoured to be awarded a benefit. I look forward to being involved with the county for many years.”

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