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Many car parking charges in Horsham – including most at Swan Walk – are set to rise by 25 per cent and others by as much as 50 per cent. But the district council’s leader has dismissed suggestions that the increases will hit hard-pressed traders by putting off potential visitors to the town. Cllr Robert Nye told The Resident: “All of the surveys very clearly show that the public are not focused on the actual cost of parking, unless it is exceptional in relation to the surrounding towns. “People are looking for good-quality parking, easy to access without driving around trying to find a space. That’s far more important than the increase in prices. “In comparison to other towns, you will find we will be highly competitive even after the parking increases. “When you look at how much we’re putting the charges up, it will cost you more in petrol to go to Crawley. The increases

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It will consult with West Sussex County Council and Metrobus, but the change is likely to mean users of the park and ride will pay a commercial rate when they get on a bus. Other proposals include reducing discretionary rate relief by £50,000, while the council saves £500,000 from “rationalisation and efficiencies and by sharing services with other authorities”. A council statement said: “In facing the current economic climate and ongoing cuts in government grant, significant progress has been made by the council to be as efficient as possible. In the last five years it has saved £7 million while maintaining

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On Wednesday, the Conservativedominated council is expected to endorse proposals to: • Increase parking charges at Swan Walk from £1.60 to £2 for up to two hours, £2.40 to £3 (three hours), £3.20 to £4 (four), £4 to £5 (five), £4.80 to £6 (six) and £6.40 to £7 (eight). More than eight hours will stay at £10. • Increase charges at Hurst Road from £1 to £1.50 (two hours), £1 to £2 (three) and £2 to £3 (four). Up to five hours will stay at £4. • Increase charges at Piries Place by between 20p and 80p, at Denne Road by between 20p and 60p, and at the council’s offices by between 20p and 60p. • Increase almost all charges at BT, The Forum, London Road, New Street and North Parade by 10p and some at Horsham Library by 20p. • Increase most charges for five-day and quarterly tickets by five to eight per cent, for example adding £15.10 to a quarterly ticket at Swan Walk. Council chiefs plan to allocate £130,000 of the expected extra income to fund new parking machines, car park cleaning and lighting improvements and a parking customer

survey, but most of it will help cut the council’s budget from April next year. The district council is also poised to axe its £70,000 subsidy for the Hop Oast park and ride as part of a plan to save £1.3 million – 10 per cent of its net budget.

services. “The council has also kept council tax amongst the lowest in the country over this period and has introduced the successful Acorn Plus refuse and recycling household collection service. “Owing to the council’s financial efficiency, it is also already spending considerably less than other local councils at £96.66 per Horsham district resident per year, compared with an average of £131.82 per head for West Sussex district councils and £142.53 for all district councils in the country. “Even within this context and like many other councils in the country, Horsham District Council’s budget for next year (2012/3) is under significant pressure.”

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Cllr Nye said: “We are taking steps to ensure we maintain and improve the quality of our services against a backdrop of ever-reducing government grant while keeping council

tax down. We had already committed to a second year with no council tax increase before the Chancellor announced his intention to help councils do so and we welcome his help. “We have identified most of the steps that are needed to close our budget gap next year and we will continue to consider ways we can complete the exercise during the Autumn. “Looking beyond 2012, we are preparing plans for more significant changes to the organisation and the way we deliver services and to generate our own resources through imaginative uses of our property assets. “These plans will take time and resources to deliver but will ensure we can meet the major financial challenges we will face in the medium term and beyond.” Conservative councillor Ray Dawe, deputy leader of the council, stressed: “There’s no real soft option. It has been more and more difficult to dream up ideas.” Cllr Dawe, the council’s Cabinet member for efficiency and taxation, added: “I don’t think the average resident is going to notice very much difference at all.” Cllr Nye chipped in: “Unless they park their car.” The full council agenda is available online at www.horsham.gov.uk/ files/Agenda_111019.pdf

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Car park plans are ‘half baked’ The leader of Horsham’s Liberal Democrats has questioned whether Tory councillors understand the financial pressure on residents. Cllr David Holmes told The Resident: “Liberal Democrats welcome the early information about proposed budget cuts. “This gives all councillors and the community nearly four months during which the suggestions can be carefully considered. “Are they the best way to tackle the

present financial difficulties and is the impact on the community acceptable? We will be looking at this. “Having this time for sensible consideration of the budget proposals makes the plan to agree the substantial rise in parking charges at the council meeting on October 19 totally unacceptable and unreasonable. “The report justifies the parking increases in terms of providing ‘the highest quality of user experience’. Do Conservatives understand the

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impact of the current financial situation on many families? “Most costs are increasing, employment is uncertain, people are getting poorer. At this time of real financial hardship, do the public want ‘a superior customer experience’ and ‘backlit advertising’ or do they want affordable parking? “Our car parks and our town centre are not competing with other towns but with free supermarket car parks and internet shopping. “Even councillors who sit on the committee that considered parking charge options are shocked. They did not expect a 25 per cent increase,

Sunday charging and evening charging. “Proposals that could have a huge impact on the town require more careful consideration than a week’s notice. “Clearly the proposals are halfbaked. While moving towards short and long-term parking charges is sensible, having five different charges for parking for three hours across the different town centre car parks is not. “The council already raises over £2 million a year from car-parking fees. Some of this income should have been used for maintaining them to a decent standard.”

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Here are a few of their comments... Mandy Jones With everyone watching their money at the moment this couldn’t happen at a worse time... Diane Tullett I agree! Could put people off shopping so local businesses will suffer! I will think twice before going into town... won’t be popping in as often that’s for sure, can’t afford to! Lois McGilligan Do they actually want people to shop in Horsham? disgraceful. Sam Burge And how many Horsham residents had a 25% pay increase this year to be able to afford this!?

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Delivery man in ‘crushing’ horror Superdrug has issued a statement about a serious incident at the back of the Swan Walk shopping centre, Horsham. A man in the area told The Resident that a delivery man had been crushed by a cage or crate at about 8.45am on Wednesday. Paramedics put up screens around the injured man near a Superdrug lorry before the Sussex air ambulance landed in Horsham Park at about 9.30am. In the event, the helicopter was not needed. The man, aged about 40, was

taken by land ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, suffering from leg, arm and abdominal injuries. They were not thought to be life-threatening. A Superdrug spokesman said: “We can confirm there was an incident at our Horsham store concerning one of our delivery drivers. “The health and safety of our customers and colleagues is always our primary concern. At this time our priority is the wellbeing of our colleague and we will be offering any help we can to aid his recovery.”

Brother found hanging in garage The chairman of a school’s governors was found hanging after suffering from an injury sustained in his childhood, an inquest heard. Richard Sweet was found dead in the garage of his home at Mallard Way, Henfield, in February 2010 – nine days before what would have been his 52nd birthday. The retired IT consultant, who was chairman of governors at St Peter’s Primary School, Henfield, had been a Scout leader and involved with a

theatre company in Brighton. Brother John Sweet, who made the grim discovery, said Richard Sweet had been suffering from a jaw injury sustained in a football match during his schooldays. John Sweet told the inquest at Horsham Magistrates’ Court: “In mid-December, 2009, I had a phone call from my brother, saying he was in excruciating pain and wasn’t coping at all. “I went down (from Wokingham)

to see him and that was the start of where we are today. “He was getting progressively worse. He did start making suicidal comments to me. If he was eating anything it was soup because to chew was painful. He was very low and saw no prospect of any change. “He was getting more and more exhausted. He had very poor sleep but was always noticeably better when he’d had a decent night.” Coroner Christopher Wilkinson

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Fran Jones Sadly internet shopping is the future and this is yet another big push in that direction. A very disappointing step. Julie Wallace I think it will encourage more Sunday trading as parking is free.

Garry Mortimer-Cook I think Horsham parking will still be cheaper than Crawley (County Mall is currently £2.50 minimum for two hours and £2 all day on Sundays).

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said a note addressed to “John” had been left in a pocket of Richard Sweet’s jacket. The coroner did not read out the note, but he said in court: “In my view the note is relatively clear in what it is saying. It is a relatively detailed note.” Mr Wilkinson said a post mortem showed the cause of death was asphyxia due to hanging, but the inquest was continuing as The Resident went to press.

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Man gambled away £300k after conning 80-year-old A conman has been sentenced to almost five years in prison for a systematic and heartless fraud on an 80-year-old West Chiltington man. Joseph James Smith, 33, of Nutbourne Road, Pulborough, was convicted of an offence of fraud by false representation and four money laundering offences. He was sentenced to four years and 10 months for the fraud and one year for each of the money laundering offences, to run concurrently alongside the fraud sentence. Operation Woodburn was a large and complex investigation by Sussex detectives into the fraud that took place over a 10-month period from April 2009. The victim, who was living alone and suffering from mild dementia, received a leaflet through his front door advertising roofing and gardening work. A week later, Smith came to his door informing him he needed work done to his roof. The victim agreed to the work and was asked for £8,000

up front. Smith also asked the man to invest in business projects, saying he would get his money back and receive a percentage of the profits, but these businesses never existed. The victim handed over money for several months – a total of about £460,000 – as Smith invented stories and continued to ask him for cash.

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Smith told the victim he also needed a new roof, costing £50,000, but agreed to do this for £25,000 to £30,000 because he had invested so much money into the businesses. Police were eventually alerted by family members, who realised that the once-wealthy victim no longer

had any money. Smith was arrested after searches across West Sussex. Several new and expensive cars were seized and two of these will be auctioned for the victim. The investigation revealed that Smith had gambled away much of the stolen money, staking well over £300,000 with minimal winnings. After Smith was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court, Det Con Barry Collyer said: “This was one of the most heartless and vicious frauds I have ever encountered. “Smith ruthlessly targeted this vulnerable elderly man, preying on his honest character and systematically defrauding him of vast amounts of money for nearly a year. “We were very glad to have been able to bring him to justice. We were also able to confiscate two cars immediately, which will enable some money to go directly back to the victim. “We renew our advice to householders, especially the elderly, not to make any financial commitment to

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cold callers. “If they persist, seek advice and support from neighbours and family or even legal advice. You can also contact your local trading standards team or police if you think criminal activity may be involved.”

News in Brief Museum robbery Robbers fled with thousands of pounds after hitting an employee at the Amberley Open Air Museum. The robbery happened at about 9.30pm on Sunday when a 43-yearold male employee was attacked by two men who forced him to open the restaurant safe. They ran off towards Houghton, dropped a small quantity of cash and may have got into a white car. The employee suffered bruising but did not need hospital treatment. No weapons were involved in the robbery. The raiders, who wore dark clothing, were carrying dark carrier bags or bags of a similar type. One is about 5ft 10in and of chunky build. Det Insp Jo Banks said: “Anyone who saw these men running away or getting into a car is asked to contact us via 0845 6070999, quoting serial 1428 of October 9.”

Bathroom horror An 84-year-old man was impaled on a shower pole, spearing his armpit, before suffering 20 per cent burns to his back and arms. The man, who lives alone, told firefighters he had been calling for help for about an hour before a neighbour heard him and raised the alarm. The gruesome incident happened at a house in Bines Road, Partridge Green, at about 10.30am on Sunday. Firefighters eventually managed to cut free the man and he was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

GBH charges Three men have been charged following an attack on a 29-year old local man in the Pavilions leisure centre car park, Horsham, on July 23. Luke Talbot, 20, and Max Talbot, 22, both of St Christopher’s Close, Horsham, and Jason Engleby, 19 of Bostock Avenue, Horsham, are accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. They are due to appear at Mid Sussex Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, October 20.

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Former England international Darren Anderton helped raised thousands of pounds at a charity football match. The former Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur winger played for a Spurs Legends team against Redhill company Jedris at Gorings Mead, Horsham. Other ex-Spurs stars in action included Tony Galvin, David Howells, Stuart Nethercott, Steve Slade, Mark Stimson and Clive Wilson. The event, which attracted a crowd of about 400, raised about £4,000 to be split between St Catherine’s Hospice and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Most of the money came from admission charges, but a raffle and auction continued into Sunday evening after the match in the afternoon. The game ended in a 4-4 draw.

Schools in the Horsham area are being asked to sign up for a charity event, aimed at setting a world record for the most people signing and singing simultaneously. Steve Powell, chief executive of SignHealth, said: “Earlier this year, 94,489 children took part in our sign2sing 2011 event, including pupils from Horsham, and smashed the Guinness world records. The previous record was 13,418. “On February 8, 2012, we are once again inviting children to take part in the world record attempt for the most people signing and singing a song at the same time. “There are already more than 300 schools registered. We need a lot more schools if we are going to smash our current record and involve around 150,000 youngsters, so we are urging schools to get in touch now.” The event is designed to raise awareness of deafness and the work of SignHealth, as well as acting as a fundraiser through sponsorship from businesses and a suggested donation of £1 for everyone taking part. Mr Powell added: “Olli the monkey, who loves to sign, will feature in the training DVD that every registered school will receive to help them teach their students in a fun and engaging way.” For more information, contact SignHealth on 01494 687600 or visit www.sign2sing.org.uk

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Worth eating about Horsham Trinity Cricket Club celebrated its 90th anniversary with a dinner and awards ceremony. Horsham district councillor Leonard Crosbie and Michael Lynch, treasurer of Trafalgar Neighbourhood Council, joined about 90 club members for the event at Mannings Heath Golf Club. Club chairman Rob Whittick said: “It was a fantastic evening and a fitting end to a great season for Trinity. “We are very pleased that Leonard and Michael could join us as they are great supporters of the club. Their help has been instrumental in the progress we have made so far in our attempt to build a new clubhouse. “We are actively seeking funding partners to help us build a lasting legacy for not only Trinity cricket and football clubs but the Trafalgar community as a whole.” To help the club or for more information, visit www.horshamtrinitycc. co.uk

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Altitude trouble but David’s effort gives school big boost Southwater resident David Spreadbury-Troy is back safe and sound from India – but only just! Mr Spreadbury-Troy and a friend tried to scale Stok Kangri, Ladakh – more than 20,000ft. They followed all the recommended steps to cope with the altitude, but Mr Spreadbury-Troy failed to acclimatise fully and was short of breath. He believes the issue may be genetic. After 12 days at altitude, peaking at 17,200ft, he made the decision to

withdraw from the trek. Upon returning to the base town, he was examined by a doctor and found to have high blood pressure, a result of the high-altitude sickness. Following rest and medication and a return to sea level, his blood pressure returned to normal. He told The Resident: “Each day was a struggle breathing and it got progressively harder as we climbed. “It was made clear to me by the doctor that I had made the right

decision at the right time, but I am very happy with what I achieved and I had an amazing experience.” Mr Spreadbury-Troy, of Southwater Street, Southwater, raised more than £1,000 for the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School, Horsham, and £400 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Carol Willard, deputy head of the

school, said: “We are delighted to accept the extremely generous donation from David on behalf of his sponsors and appreciate the huge effort he has made for our students. “We intend to use the money to develop a new sensory environment to enrich the educational experience of our learners.”

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A charity golf event at Cottesmore Golf and Country Club raised £4,000 for the Matt Hampson Foundation, which supports young people seriously injured through sport. Former rugby union star Hampson, who was paralysed while training with England U21, said: “It is great to be associated with such a successful and fun event. The money raised will make a great difference in the lives of those who find themselves injured through sport.” Justin Acres, managing director of Clearwater People Solutions and coach at Horsham Rugby Club, said: “I’m extremely proud to support the Matt Hampson Foundation. “I would like to thank all of the team captains for their generosity and support.”

Try-ing to raise money Kieran Harris, from Barns Green Rugby Club, will raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society when he runs the Barns Green Half Marathon on October 30. Anyone who donates to the cause can nominate fancy dress for him to run in, with the winner drawn on October 23. Mr Harris said: “My grandmother suffers from Alzheimer’s, which affects every aspect of her life and has also affected those around her who care for her. “My girlfriend’s grandfather suffered from dementia, which is another form of this debilitating disease, and he sadly passed away last year. “It would be great to raise money into research which can help people such as my grandmother and in memory of others who have struggled with this illness.” For more information or to donate, visit www.justgiving.com/ kieran-harris


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I was disappointed to read the long diatribe from Caroline Collins that you carried on the front page of The Resident (October 7). Caroline is a formidable campaigner who is to be congratulated for drawing attention to the importance of effective transport links for the villages in our district – and for being prepared to try to do something about it. However, I don’t think it helps her cause much to attack people who can and want to help identify solutions that work for local people. With the wholehearted backing of county councillor Lionel Barnard, fellow district councillor Jonathan Chowen and local MP Nick Herbert, I offered to work with Caroline and her group of campaigners and to help find a solution. As a result of Caroline’s campaign and the representations I and the other local elected representatives made, the initial recommendation to end public funding of the 86 bus service was withdrawn, giving the local community more time to explore the full range of options. I am organising a joint meeting on October 17 in Cowfold Village Hall with Cowfold and West Grinstead parish councils, Caroline and her campaigners and a team of five officers from West Sussex County Council, set up expressly to work with and help local communities. My hope is that at the end of this process we are able to put in place effective measures to ensure that the people of Cowfold are able to access the places they need to go.

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negotiate in good faith with the public sector unions. They behave as though attacking the unions is more important than making a grown-up decision over public sector pensions. All of the teacher unions are acting together to lobby Parliament on October 26. This is where Maude’s union bashing has got him. Firstly the ATL, the most inoffensive and moderate of unions, has taken strike action for the first time. Now the secondary heads’ union, ACSL, is on the march. And if the Tory Party cannot depend on the ACSL they cannot depend on anybody. Maude should stop pretending to be a reincarnation of the blessed Margaret and remember her ignominious defeat over the poll tax. Derek McMillan Meadowgate, Horsham


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Campaigner deserves support I would like to commend you on the lead article in The Resident (October 7). I would also like to congratulate Caroline Collins for highlighting the injustice of transport cutbacks to rural areas and the fact that our MP, Mr Nick Herbert, was lamenting the fact he had the same discussions with countless constituents That is what we pay you for, Nick, and why you got our votes at the last general election. I had meetings and correspondence with Mr N Herbert when his party were in opposition. He would not speak up then because he had a position in the Shadow Cabinet. Same old! And he would not sign Early Day Motions (EDMs). There was no problem opening garden fetes and patting babies’ heads or even getting the volume on train horns reduced or a photoshoot in every local paper every week. Votecatchers? According to your article, he is passing your/his 86 bus problem to MPs (Henry) Smith, (Nicholas) Soames and (Peter) Bottomley. They cannot do anything for you individually and cannot

speak up on your behalf in the House of Commons because you are not in their constituency. So that is a get-out line. In Sussex there are several MPs who have a portfolio. This means there are a lot of voters who cannot object to government policy through the House of Commons as their MP is compelled to tow the party line. Most of these ministers are in so-called ‘safe’ seats. Strange? Indeed, some of the MPs have been parachuted into these seats for that reason. Some of the MPs may not even be local to the area, never mind the constituency. Despite the leather-elbowed country jackets, they may live most of the week in the City, even though there is an excellent train service direct from Victoria (five minutes in ministerial car from the House of Commons) to the heart of the constituency. And they want to cut your number 86 bus service? I wish you luck with your campaign, C Collins. Maybe you, I and others should consider who we want to speak on our behalf next time there are safe seats for the taking in our House of Commons.

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Winning entries in the Nature Photographer of the Year competition are on display in the Visitor Centre at Warnham Local Nature Reserve. The competition attracted well over 300 entries from Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire – and even one from Spain. Friends chairman Terry Slattery presented certificates and prizes to overall winner Alex Winser plus category winners Angela La Roux, Mike Rowe, John Wilks and 14-year-old Aniera Sanchez Farino. Their work and other photos will be displayed at the reserve until at least December. Certificates were also presented to those who finished second and third, as well as to 15 highly commended runners-up. Recent public events have included pond dipping and a walk around the reserve at dusk, while members enjoyed a bat walk and a moth night. Feed the Birds Day, October 30, will include contributions from the RSPB local group and the Friends, together with a display of optics by

Astronomia of Dorking. The annual Fungus Foray with Professor Maurice Moss is scheduled for November 13. In view of the popularity of the Christmas wreath-making workshop last year, two events have been organised this year – morning and afternoon sessions on December 13. Advance booking is required. The reed-bed growth outside the Tern Hide has been cleared. This is now a preferred spot for Greylag and Canada Geese to gather, just outside the hide windows, and it is hoped the area will be favoured by other species.

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‘Memorable’ visit by Chinese students Millais School hosted 12 Chinese students and six members of staff from TIFERT College, Tianjin, who were given a tour of Horsham. Zhao Jiaping, the Chinese group leader, said “Staying with Millais students and their families was a wonderful opportunity for us all to experience English culture and hospitality first hand. “Our time at Millais was a truly memorable experience.” More than 20 girls from Millais will

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The other side of bankers Staff at Barclays, in the Carfax, Horsham, have helped raise thousands of pounds for charity by supporting two events. Bank workers joined supporters of Canine Partners on a stall outside the branch before welcoming Barclays employee Matt Hunt into town during one of his five marathons in five days.

More than £3,000 was raised for the charity, including matched funding by Barclays. The branch raised £1,620 for Macmillan Cancer Support, contributing to the West Sussex team total of £12,000, by staging a coffee morning and supporting a Zumba event at The Forest School.

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explained the importance of positive thinking. She said: “You have to be in the right mind-set. During the training they get everyone into a really optimistic frame of mind that makes them more susceptible to believing they can do it.”

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The walkers are also discouraged from negative body language, as this can severely hinder their ability. Emma’s mum, sister and uncle supported her at the fire walk. She was surprised by the number of other people who turned up and added:

“The cheering from the crowd and the music really helps spur you on.” Emma became increasingly nervous in the week before the fire walk – her main concern was that her hair might catch light – but she had no doubt she would go through with the challenge. Her love of animals played a big part in her determination and she raised £160 for the ABC animal sanctuary. She was surprised it was not more painful and said without the training she would have thought it near impossible. Not everybody can cope with this kind of extreme activity – usually because they are not susceptible enough to the techniques used to hype them up, rather than having an especially low pain threshold. But Emma said she would advise others to take part in fire walking and gain the same sense of achievement.

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he first Friday in October, every year, is really a very special day. Many beer aficionados will recognise it, but most others will not know it is OLD FRIDAY. It is the day every year we, at Weltons Brewery, launch our prize winning winter beer, Horsham Old. (It was voted Best Beer at the Sussex Beer Festival 2002). We mark the launch with a massive party in the brewery, attracting Morris Dancers, not only from West Sussex but also from neighbouring Surrey and they, of course, add an atmosphere & liveliness which makes this an unmissable event on the 7th October this year. Tickets are free from the Brewery and Beer Essentials in East Street. It will be available on draught in the pubs on this page and to take away from Beer Essentials in East Street. After a lot of hard work this year we have developed a great range of bottled beers which reflect our aim to produce beers that are as natural as possible and are totally free from any added preservatives, colouring or flavouring, all of which are bottle conditioned. This is the process whereby the beer is bottled with the yeast and in the process of secondary fermentation and maturation in the bottle, the beer is carbonated perfectly naturally. We have restarted bottling Pridenjoy, our flagship low gravity (2.8%) beer. We are putting it in 330ml and calling it Light Ale for the pub trade and 500ml bottles as Pridenjoy for the off-licences. The other beers are Sussex Pride 4%, Old Cocky 4.3%, Export Stout 4.7% & Old Harry 5.2%. We do occasionally bottle some of the seasonal beers we brew and the next will be Black Dragon Smoked Porter. This is named after the Black Dragon Morris Men recently formed in the town. The Smoked beers are interesting because you don’t see many brewed, but if you go back 200 years or more all beers would have had a smokey background to the flavour because the malt was roasted or kilned over wood fires which imparted the smokiness. The next one to look out for from Weltons will be Black Turkey 5.2%. This is a smoked stout & the reason for this smoked beer is so when you’re in the pub on Christmas Day, as you’re drinking the beer it will remind you of the burning turkey in the oven. Talking of Christmas, we’ll brew our usual 12 Beers Of Christmas & we’ll produce Santa’s Six Pack, the perfect Christmas present. Also this year we will preview the beers with an event in the brewery on Saturday the 3rd of December and this will be in the form of a music festival featuring local bands. Live@TheBrewery tickets are available from Beer Essentials. We have this year had two similar events which have been hugely successful. Go on You Tube & search Stuart James Band & you can see him playing some excellent blues in the brewery.

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Congratulations to The Pass restaurant at South Lodge Hotel, which has been awarded its first Michelin Star. Head chef, Matt Gillan, said: “I feel truly honoured. To be awarded a Michelin star is a remarkable achievement. I am immensely proud of the team. It just goes to show that

hard work does pay off!” The accolade is awarded by the Michelin Guide, which provides information on the best hotels and restaurants annually. Its star rating system is arguably the most revered of its kind among chefs, restaurant critics and guests. The Pass opened at the luxury hotel in Horsham in November 2008, following a multi-million pound investment programme at the venue. The restaurant was awarded 3 AA rosettes only three months after

opening and has retained them ever since. It was also ranked at number 29 in the 2012 Which? Good Food Guide’s top 50 restaurants. The Pass is a 22-cover restaurant positioned in the heart of the kitchen. Guests are able to watch the chefs as they work and LCD screens are installed to ensure that they see their food prepared, cooked and presented.

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Matt Gillan, who has worked for Gordon Ramsay in London and at Midsummer House Restaurant in Cambridge, offers a selection of four, five, six and eight course tasting menus, adapted for both lunch and dinner. Dishes include lamb, rhubarb and turnip, mackerel, smoked eel and onion and cauliflower, risotto and chive. Dessert options include amedei chocolate, milk, pecan and coffee and meringue, lemon and tarragon. Wines can be suggested by experts at the hotel, including resident sommelier Dominic Roberts.

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Upgrade is Company customers serenaded as they’re styled underway at We decided to Horsham ‘organise a live band station after the great success Railway operator, Southern, has provided information on the work being carried out at Horsham station. Major refurbishment work is currently going on at the station under the National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP) scheme. NSIP is a Department for Transport-funded programme of projects designed to enhance approximately 150 medium sized stations across the rail network in England and Wales. A spokesman for Southern said: “The refurbishment work at the station includes the re-arrangement of the internal layout to provide an improved passenger experience and increased retail provision, to enhance the station’s basic facilities.” Those improvements include a new station entrance and ticket office, a choice of retail outlets, refurbished toilets, more parking and cycle shelters on both sides of the station. Temporary measures are in place to continue the service at the station. Those include a ticket office to the left of the building including ticket machines. Although there is a restricted service provided by the existing retail outlets, all facilities on the platform and train services remain unaffected.

The Lounge coffee shop at The Company Hairdressing recently introduced live music to entertain its customers. The venue, on Middle Street in Horsham, welcomed local band Makks on what turned out to be one of the sunniest days of the summer, to play outside the café. Paola Norris, manager at The Lounge, said: “We decided to organise a live band after the great success of the Horsham Festival of Sound, when we had the same band play here. “It turned out to be a great way for people to celebrate the last days of sunshine. Everyone loved it and it was a great way to liven up the street.” Makks is made up of twin brothers

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Work begins on global HQ in Slinfold A J Walter Aviation, the West Sussex-based aircraft spare parts supplier, has started work on site, building its new global headquarters in Slinfold. After several months of demolition and site preparation, the construction phase for the new campus has begun. The new HQ is part of the

company’s already-successful plan for growth, which includes more staff and will provide warehouse capacity to house additional products to service new customers. The site spans more than 60 acres and will initially provide over 240,000 square feet of purpose-built office and storage facilities for A J Walter’s extensive range of Airbus and Boeing components and engines. Christopher Whiteside, president of A J Walter Aviation, said: “It will provide a first-class experience for visitors, and employees will benefit from modern, streamlined and efficient office layouts, a training ‘theatre’, on-site catering and restaurant, as well as outstanding sports and leisure facilities, and guest accommodation.” Andy Smith, logistics director at the organisation said: “We are spearheading a global strategy designed to deliver exponential growth for the business” “Our future path will demand facilities of the highest standard and the only way to ensure all of our technical, organisational and social priorities are met is to design and build our own exceptional environment.” The company is also keen to ensure it is developing a sustainable, eco-friendly new campus. Roy Jones is project manager at McLaren Construction and is supervising the development of the site. He said: “All of the aggregates from the existing buildings are being recycled to reduce CO² emissions and traffic congestion and we will be installing renewable energy sources on site. “We are committed to best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation. We are ahead of schedule and AJW’s impressive new UK campus facility will open in Summer 2012.”

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Other speakers included clients of Dee’s, who shared stories and case studies about how the marketing guru had helped them improve the way they promote their business or products and services. In addition, experts in online marketing and social media also passed on valuable advice and tips on how

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to use the tools effectively, as well as answering questions from the group. The bootcamp was held at Horsham Training Centre, which opened earlier this year and offers a wide range of courses for professional development. Delegates were not only provided with lunch but were also treated to morning coffee with Cakes by Sharon Walker, and afternoon tea with brownies courtesy of Cocoa Loco. Jenny Kovacs is director at GiFTWiSH, an organisation that aims to ‘make people feel special’ by offering training and coaching, both personally and professionally as well as cakes! Speaking about the event Jenny said: “It was a thought-provoking day. A lot of what Dee talks about is clear and common sense. So it really focused me, and is helping me to think about what I do and how I do it. “One of the most enlightening parts of the day for me was learning how the positioning statement is pivotal to everything else that follows it, and everything else you do. The energy in the room was fantastic!” A positioning statement is a simple, succinct and clear description of

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what a business can offer. In addition to this Dee also discussed the importance of knowing your audience, dealing with the media and how to strive for expert status in your line of work. Other delegates included Alice Chambers from The Essence of Fashion, Tony Divers from Disabled Building Adaptations, Bethany Prince from YourRecruit and Darcie Carrington of Skincare Essentials.

Dee is currently organising a oneday bootcamp titled ‘how to write copy that sells’, which will take place in February. There are fewer places available this time, so visit www.themarketinggym.org for more information or to book, before it sells out. Look out for the second half of the serialisation of Dee’s best selling book, The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Book, here in The Resident, which continues next week.

The ultimate curtain service has arrived in West Sussex The Mobile Curtain Showroom is new for West Sussex and was created by Mostyns who have been making bespoke curtains and soft furnishings in Christchurch, Dorset since 1950. With 41 stores and concessions throughout the UK you now have the opportunity to take full advantage of Mostyns quality curtains and service without leaving the comfort of your own home. Tricia Jones, Mostyns soft furnishing consultant for West Sussex, is happy to offer technical advice and most importantly give guidance in the selection of colour and design, which is personal to your lifestyle. The beautiful exclusive range of fabrics and blinds come right to your door in a luxurious mobile store,

where advice and measuring can be undertaken free of charge at your home. Mostyns takes pride in its quality, with traditional specifications including generous hems, substantial thermal linings, highest quality fabrics and an exclusive lifetime aftercare guarantee as standard. Tricia said: “I have a genuine passion for fabric, colour and texture. The concept of the West Sussex ‘Curtains Store to Your Door’ van is unique and so convenient for all ages and will suit everyone’s hectic lifestyle. Bringing the shop to your door gives you the relaxed time needed to select the perfect fabric for your interior. “I can discuss with you each option available and work from room to room making your home just as you’d imagined. The wonder of this business is that everyone has their own vision of how their home should feel.” Just pick up the phone to

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Success continues for teenage entrepreneur Splaat Media has been awarded a large job providing photography services to schools in Leatherhead, Chichester and Portsmouth. The Horsham-based website development and photography company, which was established by 18-yearold entrepreneur Greg McClarnon, has been recruited to photograph a selection of shows taking part in the Shakespeare for Schools Festival. The event involves around 800 schools and their students putting on a 30-minute performance of a Shakespeare play. Splaat Media will be attending 32 of the school’s performances and offering the photographs they take to the parents of around 650 children. Managing director Greg McClarnon said: “This is a massive achievement for us. I’m really pleased that the work and reputation of Splaat Media has been recognised and I’m really looking forward to this project.” Splaat Media will take photos, print and label them on the day of each performance and display and sell them on site. The organisation was founded by Greg, a teenage entrepreneur, while he was still at college. It has already won business from the likes of Business Intros networking group and Haldi Indian restaurant as well as from numerous schools and theatre productions. For more information visit www. splaatmedia.co.uk

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Marathon success for chocolatier Sarah Payne, the managing director of Cocoa Loco, has raised over £1468 for charity by running a marathon and hosting a chocolate sale at her home. The founder of the successful chocolate-making company based in Partridge Green took part in the 26-mile race in aid of Tommy’s charity. The marathon was organised by St Austell running club and was held at The Eden Project and the surrounding area in Cornwall. Sarah said: “It was a really tough marathon. So hilly and in lots of places like a cross country course, but I can truly say I loved every minute of it. It was the most challenging thing I’ve ever attempted and I would love to do it all again, even though I was really sore and could barely move the next day. “966 runners finished the half marathon and 314 of us completed the full marathon. “I was second to last, but I really didn’t mind. I didn’t set myself a time as I just wanted to enjoy my first marathon and I wanted to stay on good mental form during the race. The marshals were all brilliant and so encouraging even for a slow coach

like me.” Sarah was cheered on by her family, including Oscar, her son, who persuaded a marshal to let him wait for her 300m from the finish line and run the last leg with his mum. The rest of the family went along too, such as her mum, dad, daughter Lauren and Sarah’s sister, her

husband and son. Sarah added: “They all surprised me on the morning of the marathon by turning up to support me with T shirts saying ‘Team Sarah Payne’. My nephew’s shirt said ‘Team Auntie Sarah’. “They were the most awesome support crew, and several times

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they surprised me by jumping out as I came round a corner along the course, supplying me with drinks and hugs.” Tommy’s charity funds research into pregnancy problems and aims to give every baby the best chance of being born healthy. The Eden Project was built in a disused clay mine in Cornwall, transforming it into a rich, global garden where people can learn about nature and the world around them. Cocoa Loco was established in 2005 when Sarah decided to go back to work after her children had all started school. Initially focusing on web-based orders for brownies, the business has grown to a staff of 10 and makes a wide range of chocolate-based products at a large factory near Partridge Green. The company has won prestigious corporate contracts and orders with the likes of Highgrove and Jamie Oliver. To donate to Sarah’s Tommy’s campaign visit uk.virginmoneygiving. com/sarahpayne and for more information on Cocoa Loco visit www. cocoaloco.co.uk

Southern Water is a Crimestopper Best-selling crime novelist Peter James has handed over a pair of golden handcuffs to Southern Water, in recognition of the company joining Sussex Crimestoppers’ new Golden Handcuff Club. Sussex Crimestoppers is the regional branch of the independent charity Crimestoppers. The Golden Handcuff Club has been set up to enable local businesses and organisations to play a key role in helping to reduce crime in the county.

The unique group provides organisations with the opportunity to show their commitment to the communities of Sussex and to help maintain the vital work of the charity. Kathy Burke, chair of Sussex Crimestoppers, said: “Sussex Crimestoppers plays an important role in bringing Sussex together. In our case, we link together Sussex Police, local businesses and organisations and the wider community, with the aim of keeping Sussex safe.”

Peter James, co-patron of Sussex Crimestoppers, said: “It is fantastic that Southern Water is supporting Sussex Crimestoppers. “Their support is vital and by joining the Golden Handcuff Club, they can be confident that Sussex Crimestoppers is doing everything it can to help reduce crime in our community. “Every penny raised through this initiative will be used to promote the charity’s work across Sussex and to

encourage members of the public to call 0800 555 111 anonymously, with information about crimes.” That information can also be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously via the website, www.crimestoppers-uk. org, as well as by phone. Calls to Crimestoppers from the Sussex area have led to the arrest and charge of criminals responsible for crimes as serious as drug manufacturing, human trafficking and sexual offences.


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Prepare to go cupcake crazy A Horsham cupcake business has been experimenting with flavours you’ll know and love, and the result is a terrifically nostalgic new range - rhubarb and custard anyone? Something exciting is going on at Horsham Cupcakes HQ right now – and it’s all down to an intriguing new partnership with Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe. If you’ve always loved good, oldfashioned classic sweets like rhubarb

and custard and mint humbugs (you know, the kind that were weighed in front of you and popped into a little brown bag when you were a kid), prepare to go cupcake crazy! Because Horsham Cupcakes owner and recipe ideas extraordinaire, Lisa Loveys, has only gone and used the same ingredients for her latest range! Inspired by the traditional sweet flavours, Horsham Cupcakes’ new selection offers lovers of the tantalising treats something a little different. Using extra special ingredients and flavours shipped from America, these are cupcakes like no other. If you thought they were good before, just wait until you’ve tried one that tastes of bubble gum (yes, even the sponge tastes of it), flying saucers or sweet peanuts. Speaking of the new partnership with Mr Simms, Lisa said: “At Horsham Cupcakes we are all about the flavour, and is there a better flavour out there than those sweets we all loved growing up? “Here, we are always trying to give our customers something different, but still utterly delicious. That was really all the inspiration we needed to

create the new range. I hope people like them.” Horsham Cupcakes focuses on developing exquisite cupcake recipes with an original slant. Lisa added: “We are passionate about experimenting and playing with food and flavours. It’s what makes us so unique. “We take our inspiration from anywhere and nothing is off limits when it comes to trying things out. I get such a thrill from concocting a new meld of flavours”. The business offers a wide range of the spongy sustenance, for both individual and large corporate orders as well as for weddings, christenings and birthdays. On the menu are simple yet sublime options like vanilla, chocolate and lemon etc, as well as the somewhat more extravagant seasonal cakes – inspired by Christmas, Halloween and more. For information on Horsham Cupcakes or to view the new range of six fabulous flavours, visit www. horshamcupcakes.co.uk or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ horshamcupcakes

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Our historical feature where we publish a photograph of Horsham from 1951 and an updated photograph from this year

1951 East Street looking towards iron bridge Do you have any memories of this area? Email ‘Your Shout’ – matthew@the-resident.co.uk

1951 photograph © Horsham Photographic Society and Horsham Museum. A4 copies of the 1951 photograph are available to purchase at £7.50 from Horsham Museum and Art Gallery, 9 Causeway, Horsham RH12 1HE.

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Big city support gig for two Horsham bands Two Horsham-based bands are heading for the big city to support cult South London band Alabama 3. Both Mailman and Random Tandem are heading to Brixton Jamm, a

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music venue in London, on December 2 to play at Alabama 3’s end-of-tour after party. Alabama 3 achieved international fame when their track Woke up this Morning was chosen as the title track for hit TV show The Soprano’s. Local musician and music producer Jamie ‘Stan’ Stanley is in both bands. He said: “It’s a great opportunity for us to play to a different audience and make new friends. We’re also hoping to get a huge local crowd along to support us and make a night of it!” If you can’t make it to London or you just can’t get enough Random Tandem, catch the band at The Shelley Arms in Broadbridge Heath on October 15 and at The Red Lyon in Slinfold on November 4. Tickets for the London show are £8 until November, when they go up to £10 and are available from the band members in person or by finding them on Facebook.

Now, Mowgli the man-cub, Baloo the bear and Shere Khan the tiger, which were originally created by Rudyard Kipling, are being brought to life on stage at The Hawth. The production is the latest show from The Birmingham Stage Company, renowned for bringing Children’s books to life, including Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvelous Medicine, Danny the Champion of the World as well as Terry Deary’s award-winning Horrible Histories. The Jungle Book follows Mowgli, a young boy who is raised in the jungle by a family of wolves. When Shere Khan the tiger, vows to kill the child, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera

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Solice at The Malt Shovel, Horsham

Jon McDervitt at The Tanners Arms, Horsham Hollows Of Venus at Rudgwick Social Club Saturday 15th October

The Tony Stone Band at The Malt Shovel, Horsham Random Tandem

the panther, agree to take the boy to a village. Along the way the jungle holds danger, surprises, a bit of fun and a sing-a-long, in this adventure of a lifetime. Peter Elliot has choreographed the animal movements in the show. His past work includes hit films such as Gorillas in the Mist and Congo.

Grab a vine and swing on down to The Hawth for some fun in the jungle for the whole family. Showing from Tuesday, November 22 to Saturday, November 26. Tickets are £14 or £11 for children. Group and family discounts available. Find out more or book at www. hawth.co.uk or on 01293 553636.

Highlights at The Hawth Wed 26 October 8.15pm (studio)

Rocky Horror Picture Show

The amazing mind-reader who admits he can’t read minds!

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Fri 28 October 8.15pm (studio)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra The music of Scandinavia featuring works by Sibelius and Grieg

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One of the UK’s most original and creative comedians

Sat 29 October from 2pm (studio) Sun 16 October 11am & 2pm (studio)

Droplets

Enchanting children’s show about the wonderful world of water

Crawley Blues Festival

The best UK and US blues players together on one day

Sun 30 October 4pm & 8pm Wed 19 October 7.45pm (studio)

Sixties Gold

The woman beneath the crown revealed through her own words

Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers, The Fortunes and Chip Hawkes from The Tremeloes

Sat 22 October 11am & 2.30pm (studio)

Tue 1 November 7.30pm

One of the UK’s most acclaimed puppet companies with an African tale for the over 4s

A new double bill from the exhuberant contemporary/African dance company

Sat 22 October 7.30pm

Mon 7 - Sat 12 November

I, Elizabeth

Circle of Tales

Ken Peplowski & BBC Big Band

A tribute to Benny Goodman with guest vocalist Louise Cookman

Tavaziva Dance

Dreamboats & Petticoats The smash hit West End rock ‘n’ roll musical sensation

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Choro Bandido at The Tanners Arms, Horsham

Intermission - Saving Amy - Random Tandem at The Shelley Arms, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham Sunday 16th October

Battle Of The Bands - Heat 2 - Gutter-Fly - The Causeway Occupation - A Few Days Remain This Means War - Afterthought at The Chameleon Bar (Shelley’s) In Horsham Park

Song & Dance at Horsham Folk Club, The Normandy Centre Denne Road, Horsham Tuesday 18th October

Dave Toye & Friends Open Mic at The Coach House, Cowfold Wednesday 19th October

Fri 14 October 7.30pm

Sat 15 October 7.30pm

Photos by Ian Tilton

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

Baloo and friends stampede into The Hawth It’s a timeless tale and one that involves some of the best known and most loved cartoon characters of our time (thanks to a little help from a company called Disney).

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Mad Hatters Tea Party at The Cricketers Arms, Wisborough Green Open Mic Night With Stan at The Anchor Hotel, Horsham Friday 21st October

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Battle for Horsham’s revered music title is hotting up Danny Randon

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“This year’s competition, like every year, is a great opportunity for local bands to play in a professional environment and showcase their talent” – according to Mandy Ansell, chairwoman of the Horsham District Live Music Alliance, as Horsham Battle Of The Bands returns for another year. Declaring the first heat of this annual competition well and truly underway at the Chameleon Club were previous contenders The Glass Room. Although their polished rhythms and sturdy cohesion between instruments proved to be well-received by tonight’s crowd, this alt-rock trio lacked onstage energy and an active stage presence during their performance. However, their music was written and performed with skill, signifying their clear potential. Also seen in last year’s competition were Billingshurst-based pop-punks Moments Too Late, who were next to take the stage. Once nervous kids performing

their debut gig in the very same venue a year ago, this quartet has matured into a confident ensemble, yet still possessing a cool youthful swagger. With their melodies powerful and their hooks uplifting, Moments Too Late certainly marked their territory on the night.

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Next to perform were A Room Swept White. A five-piece that describe their sound as ‘hardcore metal’, they faced technical difficulties head-on at the start of their set, if sounding slightly sloppy to begin with, before delivering a frantic set of melodic metal riffs, lightning-fast drum beats, and a far-from-static stage personality. With the sheer brutality of the last performance, the next band, Two Types Of Clothing, and their young, dumb and very fun punk sound was a superb contrast to the evening’s

proceedings. Their well-paced set was a declaration of respectable showmanship and perseverance. The last band to take to the stage were One Less Than Perfect, a femalefronted collective who combined elements of disco, pop and rock to create an enjoyable fusion of sound for the large crowd who had come to support them at their debut gig. Considering this is their first ‘official’ show, their flamboyant identity was outstanding throughout the performance. Shortly after One Less Than Perfect brought the night to an end, head judge Bill Foote awarded third place to show-openers The Glass Room, second place to show-closers One Less Than Perfect, and the top place was awarded to Moments Too Late. The band members said: “We’re absolutely stoked! You can expect an even better show at the final, with the possibility of a new song and we might even dress in tiger suits especially for it!” Now, with Moments Too Late and One Less Than Perfect guaranteed a place in the final at the Carfax Bandstand on October 28, this battle has only just begun.

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which is on at The Capitol from October 18 to 22. This production features a large cast of local talent, including over 50 youngsters hand-picked at open auditions ranging from 8 to 19 years old. Director Lance Milton said: “It is a delight to work with so many talented young people and to watch them all grow as performers.” With musical direction by Michael Hinton and choreography by Beth Landskroner. Tickets are available at www.thecapitolhorsham.com or by calling the Box Office on 01403 750220.

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KATY ASHWORTH MEET, GREET AND PLAY ROADSHOW Saturday 15 October 11am & 2pm Packed with all your favourite nursery rhymes including Old MacDonald and The Wheels on the Bus, Katy’s interactive live roadshow is a fantastic giggle-filled way to spend an hour of your day!

BARNSTORMERS COMEDY Sunday 16 October 7.30pm A feast of comedy in The Studio, this month compere Kevin Precious introduces surreal Noel James, quirky Geordie Luke Benson and peerless Martin Beaumont.

SIMON CALLOW DICKENS IN MY VIEW Sunday 30 October 7.30pm Spend an evening with English actor, director and writer as he reads passages from his new book “CHARLES DICKENS AND THE GREAT THEATRE OF THE WORLD.”

ALADDINSANE Thursday 3 November 8pm The Country’s leading tribute to David Bowie, take you back to the height of the glam rock period, as they recreate the sights and sounds of many of his classic songs.

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HALF TERM HOLIDAY FUN! The best way to get up close and personal to great opera performances. Stunning Operas screened live in the cinema from The Metropolitan Opera, New York. DONIZETTI’S ANNA BOLENA Saturday 15 October 6pm Last seats remaining MOZART’S DON GIOVANNI Saturday 29 October 6pm Last seats remaining Encore Screening (pre-recorded) Sunday 13 November 2.30pm WAGNERS’S SIEGFRIED Saturday 5 November 4pm GLASS’S SATYAGRAHA Saturday 19 November 6pm For full Met season listings log onto our website

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Tribute act brings Christmas classic the best of Bowie The Nutcracker comes to The Capitol One of the most renowned dance academies in Minsk is putting on a performance of the impressive, festive ballet James Hood Entertainment Editor

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The Belarus State Ballet Academy was founded in Minsk in 1928. Since then, the art of dance, which presents the range of human feelings and emotions has been developed and nurtured at the state dance school. Today, the academy competes with other professional ballet schools worldwide. And the teaching curriculum in the special subjects mirrors that of the Moscow Ballet Academy and A.J. Vaganova Academy of St Petersburg. The school has one main objective - the education of the ballet dancers. Excellent pedagogues (masters of the great art) work at the academy and many of them are graduates of the Saint Petersburg school and soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre. The Minsk academy’s high teaching level attracts students from countries around the world. Its graduates perform on the best stages of Russia, and dance in Paris, London, New York, Tokyo and other centres of modern ballet, constantly striving for creative perfection. The Nutcracker has been one of the most popular and famous ballets of the international repertoire since its premiere in 1892. For generations of theatre-goers, Peter Tchaikovsky’s ballet has been an integral part of the run-up to Christmas and tells the

Aladdinsane are the country’s leading tribute to David Bowie. Taking you back to the height of the Glam Rock period, including songs by Ziggy Stardust and working through Bowie’s colourful career, Aladdinsane recreates the sights and sounds of many of his classic songs. Combining Paul Henderson’s vocals with aspects of Bowie’s stage characteristics and theatrics, Aladdinsane recreate the studio and live recorded versions from Bowie’s vast musical repertoire. You’ll see why Paul and the band are being hailed as the ‘ultimate Bowie show’ with their incredible attention to detail, impressive showmanship - and Paul’s incredible voice. Aladdinsane will leave you spellbound, with the trance-like songs Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold The World and Life on Mars all beautifully recreated. You’ll be on your feet for the raunchy Jean Genie, Fame, and Diamond Dogs. Aladdinsane will draw you in and throw a spectacular piece of rock history right back at you. Expect all of the hits, such as Starman, Changes, Modern Love, Young

Americans, Absolute Beginners, Heroes, John I’m Only Dancing and Rebel Rebel. True Bowie fans and all lovers of superb live music will not be disappointed – So come on… Let’s Dance! On stage on Thursday, November 3, at 8pm. Tickets are £15. To book tickets visit www. thecapitolhorsham.com or contact the Box Office on 01403 750220.

Get £5 off story of Marie, a sad little girl, whose godfather Drosselmeier gives her a nutcracker as a present on Christmas Eve. This turns into a prince who invites her to a journey into the Sugar Plum Fairy’s realm of sweets. Marie celebrates a sumptuous party together with her godfather and the nutcracker prince. Now, The Nutcracker is coming to The Capitol, on Friday, November 4 at 7.30pm. The ballet’s story is accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s

incomparable music. The wonderful decoration of the stage set, the costumes and dancers’ outstanding skill are all reasons for the audience’s never-ending enthusiasm. The Ballet Academy of Minsk invites you to be their guest, when the Nutcracker comes to The Capitol on Friday, November 4. Tickets are £20, or £16.50 for children. To book or for more information visit www.thecapitolhorsham.com or call the Box Office on 01403 750220.

Aladdinsane tickets! Simply quote ‘ticket offer’ when booking via The Box Office. This offer is not available online or on tickets already purchased.

Showing on the big screen Three Musketeers It’s been a while since we’ve seen a film packed with good old-fashioned sword fights, or the Three Musketeers for that matter. So D’Artagnan and co make a welcome return to fight against evil. All for one, and one for all!

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Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford star in this silver screen classic. A sinister boss of a South American casino finds out that his right-hand-man Johnny and his wife Gilda already know each other.

An emotional, moving and true story about a Dolphin named Winter. When her tale is damaged in a crab trap, a group of people make a passionate bid to save her life.

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the-resident.co.uk/events 15th October Craft Fayre

15th October

Billingshurst Macmillan Support Group are holding a film night at 7.30pm at The Village Hall, Billingshurst. Tickets available from Mallards or on the door. The film for this month will be Jane Eyre.

A craft fayre in support of St Catherine’s Hospice from 10am–1pm in the Parish Hall, Charlwood. (RH6 0DS). Items for sale by local artists, handcrafted pottery, silverware, jewellery, textiles, candles and more. Hospice Christmas cards also available. Call 01293 862286 for more info. Entrance £1.

Romany & Traveller Family History Society are holding a Family History Open Day at Warnham Village Hall from 11am–4pm. £1 entrance, includes tea or coffee. This event will be of interest to anyone who has, or thinks they might have, ancestors who were Travellers, either Romany or Showman.

15th October

Indoor Table Top Sale & Market

15th October Barn Dance

15th October

Indoor table top sale and market held EVERY SATURDAY 10am-2pm at Ansell’s Yard, Kirdford Road, Wisborough Green, RH14 0DD. Entrance is free and refreshments are available. Tables are £8 and must be pre-booked. To book or for more details call 01403 700633 / 07798941940

Barn Dance with Bona Brill Dance Band at Cowfold Village Hall from 7.30-11.30pm. £10 per person includes supper. There will be a bar, an auction of desserts and a raffle. All proceeds to the new Cowfold Pavilion. For tickets call 01403 864806 or 01403 864162.

Barns Green Playgroup is holding a Pamper Evening at the village hall at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 which includes a treatment and a drink. Beauty therapists and practitioners of alternative therapies will be there, as well as a few stalls. For more info and tickets, call 07900 240174 or 01403 733237.

16th October

Plant Sale & Autumn Gift Fair

16th October

Barnstormers Comedy

18th October

Plant sale and Autumn gift fair from 11.00am to 4pm at High Beeches Gardens to support the work of Parkinson’s UK Horsham Branch. On the B2110 Handcross to Turners Hill Road. Under cover and next to the excellent Tea Rooms. Visit www.highbeeches.com for more info.

Regular stand up comedy at The Capitol. Each month compere Kevin Precious introduces three top acts from the London circuit. This month, Noel James (pictured), Luke Benson and Martin Beaumont. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, to book call 01403 750220 or www.thecapitolhorsham.com

Garden Antique and Modern Art Autumn Auction takes place at Summers Place Auctions in the Walled Garden, Stane Street, Billingshurst, RH14 9AB. Live auction and sealed bids on 20th Oct. Viewings from 14th. Tel 01403 331331 or visit www.summersplaceauctions.com

19th October

RAFA Club Coffee Morning

19th October

The Gardens of Cornwall

20th October

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.

Southwater Horticultural Society are holding a talk on The Gardens of Cornwall at Village Hall, Church Lane, Southwater at 7.30pm. Non members 50p, free to members. Mike Tuckwell will share adventures of many lovely gardens and happy hours visiting these semi tropical paradises.

Our Autumn Meeting and AGM will be held at the Village Hall at 8pm, with refreshments at 7.30pm. Nic Packwood will talk about the work of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) and the fight to protect our countryside. Free to members, £2 on door.

14th October Charity Film Night

12TH NOVEMBER Live Music The Uk Rideouts 3RD DECEMBER Trapper Hits From The 60’S

Family History Open Day

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25th October

Mary How Trust Film Society

25-26th October

Bad Boy Boogie at The Holbrook Club, Horsham. Doors open at 7pm and music from 8.30pm. Bar open until 11.30pm and restaurant until 9pm. Members FREE / Non Members (16+) £3 / Children FREE Children are welcome until 10pm.

The next presentation from the Mary How Trust Film Society will be Water For Elephants (12A) at West Chiltington Village Hall; screenings at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £5.00, including membership. Tickets on the door or call 01798 877641. For more info see www.maryhowtrust.org

Half Term fun at Horsham Museum, Causeway, Horsham. Autumn craft, mask making, lanterns and spooky decorations between 11am and 3pm. No need to book. Cost £2, includes first activity, 50p for extras. Contact 01403 211661 or visit www. horshammuseum.org for more info.

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Band Night with Bad Boy Boogie

Antique Valuation & Soup Kitchen

Simon Schneider of ITVs ‘Dickinsons Real Deal’ and ‘Secret Dealers’ will be at the Billingshurst Village Hall, Roman Way from 10.30am-3.30pm to value your antiques at a £1 per item. Also available soup with bread roll, tea and coffee, cakes and tombola stall etc. On display 1940s Memorabilia. All proceeds to The Royal British Legion Funds.

RSPB Feed The Birds Day

A special event at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, organised with the RSPB. There are bird feeders and nest boxes to make or buy, or join the ‘guides in the hide’ who will inform and advise on birdlife. 10.00am to 4.00pm. Entry is only £1 adults, under 16s free, season permits available.

Half Term fun at Horsham Museum

Cash Prize Bingo

At The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham RH12 5PJ. In conjunction with the British Heart Foundation. 18+ only £1 Registration = 4 Cards; £8 / 6 Cards; £11.50. Members & Non Members welcome. See www.theholbrookclub.co.uk for more information.

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12th November Charity Jumble Sale

Chuckleberries Pre-School are holding a Charity Jumble Sale from 2-4pm at Bury Village Hall, The Street, Bury, Pulborough, RH20 1PF. Any donations of quality, clean items of clothing, bric-a-brac, toys and books etc to the Village Hall by midday on Friday 11th Nov please or call 07902 517612 for collection.

16th November

Horsham DFAS Meeting

Energy for Homes and Businesses Saturday 22 October 2011 10am – 4pm County Hall North, Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1XA (formerly Royal & SunAlliance building, next to Black Jug pub)

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Billingshurst

Fireworks JUBILEE FIELDS SPORTS GROUND

SATURDAY 22nd OCTOBER � Pedestrian access only, via main entrance & footbridge over bypass, from 6.30pm � Bonfire lit at 7.30pm � Disco, BBQ, Bar, Refreshments � Display by Aurora Fireworks � Firework Display starts at 8.00pm Tickets: £5 adult, £4 child (each less 50p if purchased in advance) Tickets available from: Jack Fullers Fish and Chip Shop, Jengers Mead Jakes Taxis, Billingshurst Station Lions Bookshop, Jengers Mead Chestnut Tree House Shop, Billingshurst The Kings Arms, Billingshurst Billingshurst Centre (Village Hall), Billingshurst

If you want to impress choose the BEST

0800 975 6573 www.aurorafireworks.co.uk email:sales@aurorafireworks.co.uk SALES ALL YEAR ROUND

Unit 1 Kiln Industries, Lowfold Farm, Fittleworth Road, Wisborough Green RH14 0ES

Tel: 01403 701991

(Just off the A272 between Billingshurst & Petworth)

SPONSORED BY Organised by the Billingshurst Fireworks Committee comprising members of Billingshurst Sports and Recreation Association, Rotary, Lions, Billingshurst Partnership, and the Parish Council. There will be a collection in aid of Chestnut Tree House

bhurstfireworkdisplay@hotmail.co.uk

Charity number 256789

Full details can be found on our website

www.billingshurstfireworks.co.uk

Opening hours 9am-5.30pm 7 days a week up to Nov 7 or by appointment.

If you wish to visit outside these hours, we are happy to oblige.

Buyers must be over 18 and I.D. may be requested Free parking

Best Event Provider 2007

Aurora Fireworks are also available for : New Years Eve, Weddings, Corporate, Jubilee, Olympics, Music Events, Birthdays, Bonfire Night Other events can be found at http://aurorafireworks.blogspot.com/

20% EXTRA FREE WITH SALES OVER £50 PLACED ON OR BEFORE 22ND OCTOBER. ORDER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT


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Get a GREAT deal on your new kitchen or bathroom fitted before Christmas

stylish affordable luxury... Visit Horshamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest kitchen and bathroom showroom for expert help and advice.

www.robertsltd.co.uk 01403 253606 4 Genesis Business Centre, Redkiln Way, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5QH


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Property Detached farmhouse in a beautiful rural location the-resident.co.uk

Moorfields Farm Cottage is a 3 bedroom detached farmhouse with large garden, range of traditional and modern buildings and about 7.1 acres in all. Situated in a delightful rural location about 2 miles west of Cuckfield and 5 miles west of Haywards Heath which provides a main line rail link to London and a wide range of High Street shopping, whilst the A23 provides good road links to Brighton (17 miles), Gatwick (15 miles) and the M23 and national motorway network beyond. The property is situated in a country lane and is approached over a short gravelled drive. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn interspersed with a variety of trees and shrubs and overlooks open farmland to the

rear. Adjacent to the house is the land which is included in the sale. The accommodation comprises entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room with range of limed oak finished wall and floor mounted cabinets, Beko 4 hob electric cooker, door to boot room. A triple aspect sitting room with open fireplace and oak mantel, dining room, cloakroom. On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms and family bathroom with separate WC. Outside is a garage and a range of traditional and modern outbuildings which lie in a yard adjacent to the garden with a separate access from the land, and provides general Atcost building about 60” x 45”, brick former stable building, brick former bull pen and 3 bay open fronted store and timber storage building. The land lies in a single field which is largely enclosed by fencing and hedging and extends to nearly 6 acres. In all the property extends to about 7.13 acres (2.89 hectares) The guide price is £865,000. 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 directly from the website www. batchellermonkhouse.com

Delightful, older style cottage Guy Leonard & Company is pleased to bring to the market a delightful older style cottage with two double bedrooms boasting many original features and a large garden situated close to the amenities of Storrington village. The property has been modernised by the current owners and now provides upvc windows and a modern re-fitted bathroom. Particular features include exposed wooden floorboards through the sitting/dining room and an open

fireplace. The property benefits from a beautifully presented large rear garden with a south westerly aspect and it is being offered for sale chain free. The Guide Price is £199,950 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. co.uk

Information for first-time buyers must be put in their hands Sharon Bowles MEP, who represents South East England in the European Parliament, has tabled an amendment to the current EU directive on mortgages calling for clear, concise information to be provided to first-time buyers. In the UK guidance is available from different sources, such as the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Financial Services Authority, and consumer group Which?, but this information often gets overlooked as people don’t always now where to find it and consumers are left struggling to understand all the different options.

I know how ‘confusing it can be

when you are buying a house for the first time

Ms Bowles, who chairs the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, said: “Speaking to my constituents, I know how confusing it can be when you are buying a house for the first time. It can feel as though you have to make several life-changing decisions without fully understanding what the consequences will be. “I believe that all mortgage lenders and intermediaries should be obliged to put a standard brochure for firsttime buyers in their hands, which would give basic definitions of all the key elements of mortgage lending, as well as pointing to where to go for more help. “I have discussed with Which? in the past the vast difference between information ‘being made available’ - which can be just a footnote or a booklet in a rack - and ensuring consumers actually have it given to them. “We need to focus on financial education for consumers so that they can make well-informed decisions on which mortgage is best suited to their needs.”

The HCR Partnership Energy Performance Certificates from

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Coneyhurst, West Sussex

Classic farmhouse dating back to the 16th Century Horsham 7.2 miles, Billingshurst 2.6 miles (London Victoria 65 minutes) Charming Grade II listed period farmhouse situated in a charming rural hamlet. 3 reception rooms, kitchen, utility room. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite). Traditional oak triple garage block with office/ gym over, stable block, post and rail paddock, kitchen garden, hen/goat area, gardens. In all about 1 acre. Guide price: ÂŁ1,200,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/Horsham matthew.mannall@knightfrank.com 01403 339180 knightfrank.co.uk/HOR110148

Coneyhurst, West Sussex

A beautifully converted period barn with far-reaching views Horsham 7 miles, Billingshurst 2 miles (London Victoria 65 minutes) Stunning barn conversion finished to exacting standards situated in a charming rural hamlet. Vaulted kitchen / dining room, sitting room, garden room, utility room. Master bedroom with dressing room, 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room. Swimming pool, former stable block currently used as storage and single stable, paddock. In all about 2.3 acres. Guide price: ÂŁ795,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/Horsham matthew.mannall@knightfrank.com 01403 339180 knightfrank.co.uk/HOR110149


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Property

Ask the Experts 50% more mortgage products available compared to last year The Letting Agent Clive Hancocks, Director of Mortgage Solutions Limited, comments on the latest decision by the Bank of England Kathy Taylor Senior Manager Leaders

Q A

I am considering Buying-to-Let but is this a good time?

As the rental market continues to boom, with exceptionally strong demand for rented accommodation across the board, there has been an increase in the number of people considering investing in a property too rent out. This includes those new to letting and seasoned investors wishing to purchase more properties for their existing portfolios. It’s not difficult to see why buy-to-let is an appealing option for many at the moment. The stock market is alarmingly volatile and interest rates are very low, giving poor returns on savings. In contrast, rents are strong, yields are good and there are many opportunities for making a good, solid investment in the current slow sales market. In Horsham we are seeing ongoing high demand for all types of rental property, in particular for two and three bedroom houses. Landlords are seeing good rental yields and many tenants are choosing to rent for longer now, giving landlords greater security. For people considering investing in a property to let there have been significant improvements in the buy-to-let mortgage market in recent months, with new lenders entering the market and others expanding their buy-to-let product range. In fact the number of products available via Leaders Mortgages has increased by almost 25 per cent since the beginning of April, with regional building societies in particular demonstrating an increased appetite to lend in the buy-to-let market with a good choice of competitively priced mortgages. With more lenders and products available, and the historically low Bank of England base rate, there is now more competition in the market, and this has resulted in a fall in the pricing of variable and fixed rates. There have also been improvements in loan to values (LTVs) with a good selection of 80% LTV products currently available. This means that landlords are now able to borrow more, and with high tenant demand and increasing rents, lender rental income requirements are easier to satisfy. Whilst the lettings market is looking very positive for landlords, it is still important to exercise caution and I always advise investors to take a long-term view and to consult and experienced, independent letting expert on exactly what and where to buy for the best investment. As an ARLA-registered agent with more than 28 years experience in the industry, we are perfectly placed to help landlord with all aspects of letting – from choosing the right property and finding suitable tenants, to looking after it throughout the tenancy and advising on tax, insurance, legislation and much more. For advice you can trust on all aspects of renting or letting contact Kathy Taylor 01403 217585 or kathytaylor@leaders.co.uk

Leaders 18a Market Square, Horsham,West Sussex RH12 1EU 01403 217585 www.leaders.co.uk

The debate taking place in recent weeks had been around.. not would the Monetary Policy Committee raise or reduce interest rates this month, but whether they would vote to re-introduce their programme of monetary stimulus known as Quantitative Easing (QE) The Bank base rate has remained unchanged but the decision has been made that a further £75bn of new money will be injected into the economy through the purchase of assets including government bonds. With the UK’s underwhelming second quarter gross domestic product figures actually being revised downwards to only 0.1% from a previously reported 0.2% it would appear that the MPC has recognised that the economy is in need of further medicine to attempt to keep us from falling back into

levels of equity, can now access 2 year fixed rates at an average of 5.39%. The average 2 year fixed rate is now 4.22%, marginally up on September, but 5 year fixed rates have fallen further and the average is now 4.73%. These rates have stimulated increased activity amongst purchase and remortgage borrowers during September as people capitalise on these unprecedented rates. Overall mortgage product numbers declined a little in September but have rebounded in the first week of October, returning to levels similar to August. Intermediaries currently have access to around 7,300 deals, almost 50% more than the same period last year. Clive Hancocks is from Mortgage Solutions Limited. For further information on how the

recession. This combined with the continuing crisis in the Eurozone is having a further negative effect on already weak consumer confidence. Activity in the mortgage arena has been fairly steady throughout the summer period and we have witnessed a small upward bounce in activity during September, which from a seasonal historic perspective is fairly normal, albeit at lower overall volume levels than in the boom years. In spite of the turmoil in world stock markets and the Eurozone debt crisis, the UK mortgage market has continued to be reasonably robust. Mortgage product pricing remains at low levels with Moneyfacts reporting that borrowers requiring 90% LTV, traditionally first time buyers and those movers with low

latest base rate decision affects you, please call Mortgage Solutions Limited 01403 241414. Or call in at their office, 13 West Street, Horsham, RH12 1PB. www.mortgagesolutionsltd. co.uk

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. A fee of up to £95 may be charged for arranging your mortgage. An additional fee of up to £295 may be charged on completion, the amount will depend on your individual circumstances. MAB 5141

Modern house to rent in popular area Leaders Limited, the area’s leading specialist Rental Agent, is pleased to offer to let this modern, redecorated three bedroom family house which is situated within easy reach of the town centre. The property, which has neutral décor throughout, briefly comprises; Entrance hall, cloakroom, large lounge with doors to an enclosed rear garden.  There is a lovely fitted kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with built-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.  Available immediately for £1,100 pcm on an unfurnished basis. Contact 01403 217585.

SITTONS Solicitors

...for legal advice you can understand

From my home office in Horsham, West Sussex, I offer a range of legal services to individuals from conveyancing (buying or selling your home) to preparing your will and lasting power of attorney or dealing with the estate of a loved one. I can help guide you through what can be a difficult and stressful time in your life by providing a friendly and personal, professional service. You can be assured of easy, direct access to me and a completely confidential legal service. I take my client care very seriously and always try to go “that extra mile” to establish a strong relationship with clients and other professionals. What can I do for you ? • • • • • •

Conveyancing Buy-to-Let Transfers of Property Co-ownership Equity Release Schemes Tenancy Agreements

• • • • •

Leases Wills Lasting Powers of Attorney Administration of Estates Re-mortgages

For a professional legal service, contact Shalena Sitton 44 Pollards Drive Horsham West Sussex RH13 5HH

shalena@sittons-solicitors.co.uk www.sittons-solicitors.co.uk 01403 267377


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Sales Lettings Land & New Homes Holiday Lettings Farm & Equestrian Sales & Management

www.guyleonard.co.uk

west grinstead £735,000 An attractive detached character cottage providing good family accommodation with planning permission to extend. Set in approximately two acres of garden and light woodland, with outbuildings including two offices and a barn extending to an excess of 50ft, with commercial potential. • Four Bedrooms • Two Bathrooms (One Ensuite) • Two Reception Rooms • Kitchen/Dining Room • Cloakroom • Outbuildings • Detached 54 Ft Barn With Power And Light With Adjoining Two Offices • Attached Three Former Brick Built Stables With Light • Hardstanding And Parking For 6 To 10 Vehicles horsham 01403 248222

Lower Beeding £349,950

horsham Offers invited

A wonderful opportunity to acquire a thoughtfully converted Forge, beautifully presented with a wonderful vaulted ceiling living room and fitted kitchen/dining room which has bifold doors opening onto the garden, two/three bedrooms, ensuite and family bathroom, situated on the edge of the village with good access to open countryside and Horsham.

An attractive older style three bedroom, semi-detached house requiring structural work and modernisation with a good size southeast facing garden, situated in a cul-de-sac within walking distance of Horsham town centre and station. There is ample scope, subject to planning, to extend the property.

horsham 01403 248222

horsham 01403 248222

Pulborough 01798 874033 Storrington 01903 742354 Horsham 01403 248222 London Mayfair 0870 112 7099


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Sales Lettings Land & New Homes Holiday Lettings Farm & Equestrian Sales & Management

www.guyleonard.co.uk

SLINFOLD £690,000 Set in approximately four acres, an attached equestrian family home with spacious and light rooms, stabling and a sand school, situated on the edge of Horsham with no onward chain. • Sitting Room With Wood Burner • Kitchen/Dining Room With Aga • Study/Family Room • Master Bedroom With Ensuite Shower Room • Three Further Bedrooms (Two On The Ground Floor) • Bathroom • Westerly Facing Rear Garden • Parking For Four To Five Cars • Stable Block Incorporating Three Stables, Foaling Box, Tack Room And Feed Store • Turnout Yard • Sand School • Two Paddocks With Water Horsham 01403 248222

London Property Exhibition Mayfair, 18th, 19th, 20th October 2011

FAYGATE £550,000 Set on the edge of the village with views over the valley, an adaptable detached three/four bedroom family home offering scope for extension, subject to necessary planning consents. The mature and well maintained gardens are a real feature of the property and extend to just over half an acre with planning for stabling/garden store. Horsham 01403 248222

Guy Leonard & Co will be exhibiting in October at the exclusive Mayfair property exhibition, which is a perfect opportunity to showcase our Premier Selection homes. To find out how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity to market your Sussex property to a global audience, call managing director Neil Moore on:-

1

01403 246753

week to go

www.guyleonard.co.uk

Pulborough 01798 874033 Storrington 01903 742354 Horsham 01403 248222 London Mayfair 0870 112 7099


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Horsham | £320,000

Horsham | OIEO £265,000

• 3 bedroom period property • Refitted kitchen, 2 reception rooms • Stunning 1st floor bathroom, near Horsham station HORSHAM | 01403 269268

• 4 bedroom period home, 2 reception areas • Stone’s throw from Horsham train station • Kitchen & Utility Room, fantastic rear garden HORSHAM | 01403 269268

west Chiltington | £895,000 • 8 bedrooms including annexe, exposed beams. • Period features, approximately 0.75 acres. • Secluded garden & parking. PulBOrOugH | 01798 875151

Horsham | OIEO £215,000

Broadbridge Heath | Price range £190,000 - £220,000

• 3 bedroom end of terrace, no onward chain • New build with 10 years NHBC guarantee • 2 parking spaces and garage, downstairs cloakroom HORSHAM | 01403 269268

• 2 double bedroom terraced house • Secluded rear garden • Refitted kitchen, garage en-bloc HORSHAM | 01403 269268

Broadbridge Heath | £189,950 • 2 double bedroom end of terrace • In need of modernisation, no onward chain • Superb sized rear garden, off road parking HORSHAM | 01403 269268

Christ’s Hospital | £480,000

Horsham | OEIO £170,000

• 5 bedroom detached house over 3 floors, cloakroom, • 2 reception rooms, utility room, 2 en-suite bathrooms, • Semi rural location, gardens, car port & off road parking SOutHwatEr | 01403 731901

• 2 bedroom terrace with garage and garden • Wimblehurst Road area • Scope to improve and add value HORSHAM | 01403 269268

Broadbridge Heath | Price range £130,000 - £150,000

Southwater | £425,000

Southwater | £370,000

Barns green | £209,950

• 2 bedroom ground floor flat, communal garden • Refitted kitchen & bathroom, allocated parking • New heating system installed 2008 HORSHAM | 01403 269268

• 4 bedroom detached house, entrance hall, living room, • Dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, en-suite, • Family bathroom, gardens, double garage, parking SOUtHWAteR | 01403 731901

• 3 bedroom detached house, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, • Cloakroom, utility room, en-suite shower room, • Gardens & garage SOUtHWAteR | 01403 731901

• 3 bedroom terraced house, living room, kitchen/diner, • Family bathroom, front & rear gardens, garage, • Lovely village location close to the Village amenities SOUtHWAteR | 01403 731901

Billingshurst 01403 780 807

Horsham 01403 269 268

Pulborough 01798 875 151

Southwater 01403 731 901


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Pulborough | £465,000

Billingshurst | Price Range £535,000 - £565,000

Ashington | £384,950

• 4 bedroom period cottage, originally a coach house. • Sympathetically modernised, superb views to The Downs. • Secluded rear garden. PULBOROUGH | 01798 875151

• 4 bedroom detached house, 3 reception rooms, • 2 bathrooms, utility area, kitchen/breakfast room, • Separate annexe with reception room, kitchen & en-suite BILLINGSHURST | 01403 780807

• Detached bungalow, corner plot position. • Large conservatory, detached double garage. • 2 bedrooms & 2 reception rooms. ASHINGTON | 01903 891444

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Southwater | £149,950

Southwater | £141,950

Pulborough | £200,000 - £215,000

Billingshurst | £330,000 - £360,000

Ifold | £499,950 - £524,950

• 2 bedroom first floor purpose-built flat, • Close to The Village centre, garage • No upper chain, Double glazed SOUTHWATER | 01403 731901

• 1 bedroom first floor maisonette, • kitchen/breakfast room, • Double glazing, allocated parking SOUTHWATER | 01403 731901

• 2 bedroom mews style home, 1 en-suite. • Conservatory to rear, 2 parking spaces. • No chain. PULBOROUGH | 01798 875151

• 4 bedroom extended semi-detached • En-suite bathroom & Dressing room • Garage & Off road parking, BILLINGSHURST | 01403 780807

• 5 bedroom detached, 3 receptions, • En-suite, conservatory • Swimming pool, wonderful gardens

Washington | £325,000 - £350,000

Ashington | £285,000

Ashington | OIEO £280,000

Washington | £235,000

Ashington | £189,950

• Beautiful character terraced cottage. • 3 generous bedrooms, village setting. • Converted basement, cottage gardens. ASHINGTON | 01903 891444

• Extended 4 bedroom chalet. • Kitchen/breakfast room, open fireplace. • Well kept gardens, garage & driveway. ASHINGTON | 01903 891444

• Semi-detached bungalow, 3 bedrooms. • Re-fitted bathroom, corner plot position. • Large detached garage. ASHINGTON | 01903 891444

• 3 bedroom semi-detached, re-fitted kitchen & bathroom. Rural position. • Wood burner, heating & double glazing. ASHINGTON | 01903 891444

• 3 double bedroom terrace, outskirts. • Large living room, generous sunny garden. • Central heating & double glazing. ASHINGTON | 01903 891444

Billingshurst 01403 780 807

Horsham 01403 269 268

Pulborough 01798 875 151

Southwater 01403 731 901

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www.mallards-estateagents.co.uk email: sales@mallards-estateagents.co.uk

HORSHAM

OIRO £75,000 BROADBRIDGE HEATH

£97,500 HORSHAM

£229,950 HORSHAM

£250,000

A 1 bedroom second floor retirement apartment conveniently located within easy reach of the town centre and benefits from lift to all floors, on site house manager and 24 hr emergency care line system.

A purpose built ground floor studio apartment found at the rear of this small block backing on to communal gardens and benefits from allocated parking and further visitors parking.

An older style 2 bedroom semi detached house with 2 reception rooms, kitchen, shower room, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, GFCH, double glazed windows, approx 50 ft rear garden and good sized patio.

A stunning 2 double bedroom part tile hung period cottage built in retaining a wealth of character with approx 51 ft rear garden, parking for two vehicles and within the ‘Millais’ catchment.

HORSHAM 01403 263000

HORSHAM 01403 263000

HORSHAM 01403 263000

HORSHAM 01403 263000

FAYGATE

£369,500 A spacious detached family house with generous room sizes including 3 double bedrooms. Bedroom 2 could be divided to form 2 separate bedrooms should 4 bedrooms be preferred. The first floor bathroom has been refitted with a modern white suite with separate shower.

HORSHAM 01403 263000

CHRIST’S HOSPITAL

£299,950

HORSHAM

Set in a tucked away location with countryside nearby. Reception hall, cloakroom, lounge, large kitchen/dining room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, rear garden, allocated parking.

£365,000

A luxury ground floor 2 bedroom apartment designed for 60s and over. Hall, living room, kitchen/dining room, master bedroom with en suite, bathroom, communal gardens, basement parking, visitors’ parking.

HORSHAM 01403 263000

HORSHAM 01403 263000

BILLINGSHURST

£427,950

A spacious 4/5 bedroom detached family house situated at the end of a small cul-de-sac. Master bedroom with en-suite shower room, 4 further bedrooms, lounge, dining room, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, family bathroom, double garage, enclosed rear garden.

BILLINGSHURST 01403 785288

BILLINGSHURST

SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED WISBOROUGH GREEN £359,950

£239,950

A well-presented end-of-terrace house offering well-planned accommodation. 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite), sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, family bathroom, cloakroom, garage, west-facing rear garden.

A detached split-level bungalow in need of updating. Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, study/ bedroom 4, kitchen, utility, 3 bedrooms (1 with en-suite), shower room, integral garage, garden with superb views.

BILLINGSHURST 01403 785288

BILLINGSHURST 01403 785288

STORRINGTON

£269,950 A well-presented modern detached family home with well screened gardens bordered by farmland. 3 bedrooms, sitting/dining room, wellfitted kitchen, conservatory, cloakroom, family bathroom, garage and driveway, mature garden, replacement double glazing, gas-fired heating.

STORRINGTON 01903 746000

BILLINGSHURST

£174,950

BILLINGSHURST

A 2-bedroom ground floor apartment for the over 60’s located close to the village centre. Entrance hall, lounge/dining room, kitchen, shower room, small private garden.

BILLINGSHURST 01403 785288

THAKEHAM

£287,500

A link-detached 3-bedroom house situated in a small residential culde-sac. Entrance hall, cloakroom, double aspect lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, outside storage area, enclosed rear garde.

BILLINGSHURST 01403 785288

£299,950 STORRINGTON

£462,500 FITTLEWORTH

£428,000 STORRINGTON

£359,950

A 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 well presented and extended detached house. 4 bedrooms (1 with dressing area and en-suite), 3 reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen/ breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, bathroom. double garage, garden.

A spacious family home. 4 bedrooms (1 en-suite), sitting room, dining room, 16’2 x 12’9 conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, reception hall, utility, cloakroom, bathroom, parking, gardens, farmland views.

A detached family home in a large plot adjoining open farmland and offering scope to enlarge. 4 bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, conservatory, cloakroom, bathroom, garage, additional parking.

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Horsham Branch Horsham

£145,000 - £165,000

A very well presented two bedroom first floor flat which has been greatly improved by the current owners. The property benefits from lounge, fitted kitchen/breakfast room, refitted bathroom with shower. Access to private loft space and communal gardens.

Cowfold

£210,000 - £230,000

A three bedroom end of terrace family home located in a quiet cul-de-sac in the village of Cowfold. Presented in excellent condition throughout accommodation comprises modern fitted kitchen, lounge/dining room with patio doors and a ground floor cloakroom.

£240,000

£159,950

A very well presented one double bedroom starter home situated on the popular Hills Farm development in south west Horsham. Accommodation comprises double aspect lounge/dining room, modern ‘Shaker’ fitted kitchen. On the first floor is a double bedroom and a bathroom with thermostatic shower. Outside is a lovely secluded garden.

Horsham

£214,950

A two bedroom two bathroom apartment in a town centre location. The property comprises entrance hall, lounge/diner, kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite, further bedroom and bathroom, enclosed patio area. Outside has communal gardens and underground parking.

Broadbridge Heath

£260,000 - £290,000

Broadbridge Heath

£190,000 - £210,000

Connells are delighted to offer to the market a refurbished two bedroom home in the popular village of Broadbridge Heath. The property briefly comprises entrance hall, lounge kitchen/dining room, family bathroom and attractive rear garden. The house benefits from allocated parking and is within easy access to the A24, Gatwick Airport and Horsham town.

Horsham

£225,000 - £240,000

A three bedroom end of terrace family house in an excellent location for local schools. Accommodation comprises a reception room, fully fitted kitchen, dining room, conservatory and bathroom. To the rear is a South facing garden with lawned and patio area. Further benefits include a carport and off street parking for a further car.

Horsham

£290,000 - £300,000

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A three bedroom terraced home ideally located in central Warnham village. The property briefly comprises lounge/dining room, kitchen, downstairs cloakroom, stair lift and three double bedrooms. The property benefits from a rear garden and off road parking for two vehicles.

£295,000 - £310,000

Crawley

£340,000 - £380,000

A three bedroom semi detached family home in the popular west side of Horsham. The property briefly comprises lounge, garden room, kitchen and bathroom. To the rear of the property the vendor has created a mature Mediterranean garden with a selection of wine producing grape vines. The detached garage doubles up as a fully insulated wine cellar with a capacity for 620 bottles.

Billingshurst

£399,500 - £424,950

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Connells are delighted to offer to the market a refurbished semi-detached family home in the village of Broadbridge Heath. The property briefly comprises lounge/dining room, modern kitchen, three bedrooms and re-fitted family bathroom. The house benefits from a rear garden mainly laid to lawn, paved area, timber shed and views across the fields. To the front offers two allocated parking spaces.

Connells are delighted to offer to the market a three bedroom Victorian family home. The property comprises living room, through dining room, kitchen, cloakroom, family bathroom and rear garden. The property is arranged over three floors offering versatile living accommodation. Located within short walking distance of Horsham main line train station town centre.

A beautifully presented modern 4 bedroom detached family home in a beautiful semi rural location. Step inside to find a spacious lounge, dining room, kitchen with integrated appliances & breakfast bar, a study, utility room & ground floor cloakroom. On the first floor are 4 bedrooms of which the master bedroom has an en suite shower with a double shower cubicle.

Detached sizable home, ideal for a growing family, set in a good sized garden and with schools, recreational areas and amenities all within the local area. The home comprises reception room, dining room, good sized kitchen, study (or study/bedroom) and downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs accommodation comprises 3 large bedrooms, 2 with en-suite facilities, and a family bathroom.

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HORSHAM

£635,000

An four bedroom detached family home, set in a secluded corner plot, backing onto woods on one of Horsham’s premier executive developments. Features include a large entrance hall with galleried landing above, cloakroom, study, 20ft lounge, 16ft family room, modern kitchen/ breakfast room, utility room, dining room, master bedroom suite, three further bedrooms and modern family bathroom. Outside there is a detached double garage approached via an extensive paviour driveway, side courtyard area and a secluded large rear garden.

HORSHAM

£400,000

An attractive and spacious well presented four double bedroom detached family home situated in a quiet cul de sac location within walking distance of Littlehaven Station. Comprising covered entrance porch, entrance hall, recently refurbished family bathroom and cloakroom, study, 20ft dual aspect lounge, dining room, modern 18ft kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, master bedroom with large ensuite, three further double bedrooms. Outside there is a secluded sunny aspect rear garden and ample parking in own driveway.

BILLINGSHURST

£383,000

A spacious modern detached four bedroom family house tucked away in a small cul de sac location in the village of Billingshurst. Comprising entrance porch and hall, 19’ lounge, dining room, conservatory, 22’ kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, master bedroom with ensuite, three further bedrooms, family bathroom, garage that has been converted into annexe with own ensuite, delightful secluded rear garden, GCH, double glazing and driveway. NO CHAIN

HORSHAM

£314,950

A superbly presented and spacious extended three bedroom detached family home set in a quiet cul de sac location. Comprising entrance hall, cloakroom, modern kitchen, 20ft lounge opening onto the dining room, study, three bedrooms and a newly refitted family bathroom. Double glazing and GCH. Outside there is an integral garage with driveway providing parking for several vehicles, secluded landscaped rear garden.

SOUTHWATER

£489,950

A superbly presented and attractive four bedroom detached Sussex Farmhouse style home set on one of the most sought after streets in Southwater. The property is finished to a very high standard throughout and comprises an entrance porch, spacious entrance hall, cloakroom, study, 22’ lounge, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, master bedroom with ensuite, three further bedrooms, 13’ family bathroom, large landscaped secluded rear garden and garage.

SOUTHWATER

£395,000

A very well presented four bedroom detached family home situated in a sought after location overlooking a green in the village of Southwater. Comprising entrance hall, cloakroom, lounge, modern kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, dining room, conservatory, master bedroom with refitted ensuite, three further bedrooms and a refitted family bathroom. Double glazing and GCH. Outside there is a delightful secluded rear garden. Garage and ample off street parking in the driveway.

SOUTHWATER

£375,000

A well presented and spacious four bedroom detached family home set in a quiet cul de sac location in the thriving village of Southwater. Comprising entrance porch, entrance hall, cloakroom, generously proportioned 19ft lounge, conservatory, dining room, kitchen/ breakfast room, master bedroom with ensuite, three further bedrooms and refitted family bathroom. GCH and double glazing throughout. Outside there is a landscaped south facing rear garden, detached garage and driveway.

HORSHAM

£235,000

A brand new spacious and attractive three bedroom home, with 10 year guarantee, set in a cul de sac location adjacent to a park. Comprises entrance hall, cloakroom, 21ft lounge/dining room, which is open plan onto the 19ft modern kitchen. All downstairs doors 2’9’ to allow wheelchair access. Three generously proportioned double bedrooms and family bathroom, delightful secluded rear garden and parking in driveway. Triple glazing throughout, solar panels and GCH. Insulated to Code 3. Built to Homes For Sustainability Standard. NO CHAIN

SOUTHWATER

£419,950

An attractive and well presented four bedroom detached family home set on a large and secluded plot in a sought after executive development near Southwater Country Park. Comprising entrance porch, entrance hall, cloakroom, lounge, dining room, modern kitchen, utility room, master bedroom with ensuite, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside there is a generously proportioned rear garden, garage and off street parking in driveway.

SOUTHWATER

£389,950

An extremely well presented and attractive four bedroom detached home set on a sought after executive cul de sac location in the village of Southwater. Comprising entrance hall, cloakroom, 17ft lounge, superb modern open plan 19ft kitchen/dining/family room, utility room, master bedroom with en-suite, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Double glazing throughout and GCH. Outside there is a delightful rear garden, integral garage and driveway providing ample parking. No ongoing chain.

SOUTHWATER

£335,000

A spacious four bedroom link detached family home situated in a quiet cul de sac location near to Southwater Country Park. Comprising entrance hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen/ breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, master bedroom, three further bedrooms, modern refitted family bathroom. GCH and double glazing throughout. Outside there is delightful rear garden, garage and off street parking in driveway.

SOUTHWATER

£222,050

A well presented three bedroom terraced home, backing onto a wooded copse and situated within walking distance of local village amenities. Comprising entrance hall, 14ft lounge, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms and a modern bathroom. GCH and double glazing throughout. Outside there is a secluded garden with a covered veranda offering all weather outside entertaining space and two allocated parking spaces.


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PARTRIDGE GREEN

£217,500

A superbly presented and spacious three bedroom end of terrace home situated in the

HORSHAM

£215,000

Well presented house, set in a small cul-de-sac location, close to Horsham Town Centre and

popular village of Partridge Green. Comprising entrance porch, entrance hall, 23ft lounge/

amenities. Generously proportioned home comprising 18’4’ lounge, 18’3’ kitchen/diner, three

dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms and a good sized modern family bathroom. Double

bedrooms and family bathroom. Tarmac driveway providing off street parking and rear garden

glazing and GCH. Outside there is a south facing rear garden and garage.

laid to lawn with paved patio area. No forward chain.

HORSHAM

£189,950

A well presented and spacious two double bedroom home situated in a quiet and popular

HORSHAM

£175,000

A well presented two bedroom end of terrace home situated in close proximity to the Town

location in North Horsham. Comprises entrance hall, 15ft lounge, kitchen, two well proportioned bedrooms and a modern bathroom. Double glazing throughout and GCH. Outside there is a delightful rear garden and garage.

SOUTHWATER

£149,950

SOUTHWATER

£162,500

A well presented and rarely available one bedroom home set in a quiet cul de sac location situated within walking distance of Southwater village amenities. Comprising 12’ lounge,

Centre. Comprising covered entrance porch, entrance hall, lounge, modern kitchen/breakfast

SOUTHWATER

£85,000

A well presented two bedroom park home, set on a desirable larger than average secluded corner plot, in the award winning Roundstone Caravan Park in the thriving village of Southwater - close to local shops, amenities and buses. Comprising entrance hall, kitchen, shower room, lounge and two bedrooms. Double glazing and GCH. Outside there is a well maintained generously proportioned garden.

kitchen, study area, bedroom, bathroom, sunny aspect rear garden, double glazing and allocated parking. No Chain.

COWFOLD

£55,000

A top floor retirement apartment, having the best views on the complex over the Sussex Weald and South Downs, within this popular development for the over 55’s. This apartment also benefits from having a long lease. Godmans Court is conveniently situated to all local amenities including shops, doctors surgery, village hall and church. Communal facilities including residents lounge, fully equipped laundry, guest suite, lifts, alarm pull cords, entry phone. Bus services pass through the village.

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£205,000

A spacious three bedroom town house, which would benefit from some cosmetic modernisation, situated within walking distance of Southwater village amenities and the Country Park. Comprising entrance hall, 16ft kitchen, to the first floor there is a well proportioned lounge, family bathroom and bedroom, to the second floor there are two further bedrooms and a separate WC. Outside there is a rear garden, integral garage and off street parking in the driveway. Double glazing. NO CHAIN.

room, bathroom, delightful rear garden, double glazing, GCH and allocated parking.

A large two bedroom split level maisonette presented in excellent decorative order with the benefit of BRAND NEW 99 YEAR LEASE. Comprising 14ft lounge, dining area, modern kitchen, 14ft master bedroom, one further bedroom and refitted modern bathroom. Outside there is a front garden, rear communal gardens and garage. Double glazing. Ideal for first time buyers or investment.

HORSHAM

SOUTHWATER

£775 PCM

A completely refurbished and spacious two double bedroom first floor flat, set in a quiet cul de sac location in the heart of Horsham, only a short walk from Horsham mainline train station, Horsham park and other town amenities. Comprising communal and private entrance halls, 14ft lounge/diner, kitchen, two double bedrooms and a refitted bathroom. Double glazing. Outside there is communal gardens and parking, garage in a block.

COWFOLD

£725 PCM

A two bedroom terraced property situated in the popular village of Cowfold, within walking distance of amenities. Comprising covered entrance porch, entrance hall, kitchen, lounge, conservatory, two bedrooms, refitted bathroom, double glazing, larger than average rear garden and garage.

BILLINGSHURST

£675 PCM

A first floor two double bedroom flat, situated within walking distance of Billingshurst village centre and train station. Comprising of entrance hall, 19’ lounge/diner, refitted kitchen, two double bedrooms, bathroom and communal grounds.


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15.10.2011

Horsham £570,000

Horsham £150,000 to £200,000

A deceptively spacious five bedroom detached family home located within a short walk of Heron Way school and is also in the catchment of Forest and Millais secondary schools. The property offers flexible accommodation that could be altered to suit your family’s needs.

An exciting release of three newly converted mews style homes set within the historic town centre.

• Five Bedrooms • 26ft x 16ft Kitchen Breakfast Room • 19ft x 13ft Dining Room • Study/ Conservatory • Utility • Large Garden • Conservatory • Walk-in Larder • Vendor Suited

• High Specification Kitchens • New Contemporary Bathrooms/Shower Rooms • New Heating Systems • Ideal Investment

Broadbridge Heath £294,950

Horsham £224,950

Horsham OIEO £210,000

Horsham £380,000

• Period Cottage • Original Features • Large Rear Garden • Detached Garage • Converted Loft • No On-going Chain

• North Horsham Location • 16”9 Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Three Bedrooms • Lounge & Conservatory • Front and Rear Gardens • Loft Room

• Two Bedrooms • 14ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Downstairs Cloakroom • Private Parking • Cul de Sac Location • No On-going Chain

• Four Bedrooms • Three Reception Rooms • 15’ Kitchen • Two Bathrooms • Secluded Rear Garden • North Horsham Location • Excellent Primary School Catchment • No Onward Chain

Horsham £134,950

Horsham £224,950

Cowfold £299,950

Horsham £189,950

• Ground Floor • Central Location • Refitted Bathroom • 17ft Reception Room • Large Bedroom • Ideal First Time/Investment Buyers

• North Horsham Location • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Two Bedrooms • Double Glazing/Gas Central Heating • Two Allocated Parking Spaces • No Onward Chain

• Victorian Cottage • Three Bedrooms • Large Rear Garden • Off Street Parking • 24ft Kitchen/Diner • Period Features

• An Excellent Investment Opportunity • Two Double Bedrooms • 22ft Lounge/Dining Room • En Suite to Master Bedroom • Allocated Parking • Access to Horsham Town Centre

Broadbridge Heath £249,950

Horsham £309,950

Horsham £349,950

Horsham £320,000

• Large Corner Plot Garden • Driveway for Three Cars & Garage • Two Double Bedrooms • To En Suites • Spacious Living Room with Bay • Downstairs Cloakroom

• 3/4 Bedrooms • Ground Floor Cloakroom • Lounge/Diner • Excellent Sized Rear Garden • 2 Further Reception Rooms • Off Street Parking

• Large Rear Garden• Open Plan Living Area• En Suite to Master• Downstairs WC• East Side of Horsham• Potential to Extend (STPP)

• Three Bedrooms • 17ft Lounge • Double Conservatory • Downstairs Cloakroom • Refitted Kitchen/Diner • Garage & ORP

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horsham £1,050 pcm

horsham £1,400 pcm

Lovely three bedroom house ideal for professional family in quiet cul-de-sac. Immaculate, modern and neutral interior throughout.

An individual detached chalet bungalow set in a popular cul-de-sac location on the West side of Town close to Tanbridge Secondary School.

• Kitchen/Diner • En Suite to Master • Garage & Parking • Gas CH • Double Glazing • Unfurnished • Close to local amenities

• 3/4 Bedrooms • 3/4 Reception Rooms • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Bathroom • Shower Room • Large Rear Garden • Detached Garage • Unfurnished • Available End October

Broadbridge heath £650 pcm

horsham £900 pcm

A first floor flat located in the village of Broadbridge Heath with own private rear garden.

An attractive top floor apartment in modern build block of flats on the West side of Horsham.

• Double Bedroom with New Kingsize Bed • Modern Shower Room • Gas Fired CH • Kitchen with oven, hob and Washing Machine • Residents Parking • Available Now

• Kitchen with integrated appliances • Two Double Bedrooms • Juliet Balcony in Living Room • Use of Bike Store • Gas CH • Allocated Parking • Unfurnished • Available Now

horsham £795 pcm

west grinstead £595 pcm

A spacious first floor maisonette set in a popular residential road, close to local shopping facilities, with good access to the A24 and Littlehaven Station.

£140 pcm for bills. Good sized annexe in converted barn in a picturesque location.

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Maplehurst £3,750 pcm

Charlwood £3,250 pcm

A beautifully refurbished five bedroom barn conversion set in approximately four acres of grounds including two paddocks and a lake, situated in the quiet rural hamlet of Maplehurst.

A spacious five bedroom detached family house set within two acres of grounds including a tennis court and mature gardens.

Hamptons Office Horsham 01403 839053 horshamlettings@hamptons-int.com

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Edburton £3,200 pcm

Henfield £2,750 pcm

A superb four bedroom detached barn conversion situated in a quiet rural spot just South of Henfield. The property has been finished to a high standard throughout.

A beautifully converted four bedroom detached barn situated in a rural spot close to Henfield village. The barn benefits from a large rear garden and patio area.

Hamptons Office Horsham 01403 839053 horshamlettings@hamptons-int.com

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West Chiltington £2,495 pcm

Pulborough £1,799 pcm

A delightful five bedroom detached family home located on a private development in the idyllic village of West Chiltington. The property benefits from a double integral garage.

A well presented four bedroom country house situated in a quiet rural spot on the outskirts of Storrington village.

Hamptons Office Horsham 01403 839053 horshamlettings@hamptons-int.com

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Horsham | £675 PCM • One bedroom first floor • State of the art heating system • Allocated parking

Southwater | £825 PCM • Two double bedroom ground floor • En-suite to master • Allocated parking

Pulborough | £850 PCM • Two bedroom double fronted house • Kitchen/diner • Garage and OSP

Ashington | £875 PCM • Two double bedroom house • Modern galley kitchen • Front garden

Thakeham | £975 PCM • Three double bedroom house • Garage • En-suite to master

Pulborough | £995 PCM • Three bedroom bungalow • Modern finish • OSP

Rudgwick | £1395 PCM • Three bedroom detached house • Garage • Generous living area

Horsham | £1650 PCM • Three bedroom Victorian house • Three receptions • Garage

Wiston | £1800 PCM • Four bedroom barn conversion • OSP • Lots of period character

Pulborough | £2300 PCM • Five bedroom barn conversion • Separate annexe • OSP

Horsham | £575 PCM • Ground floor studio • Shower room • Very economical

Horsham | £585 PCM • One bedroom ground floor • Allocated parking • Electric heating

Horsham | £650 PCM • One bedroom second floor • Modern finish • Town centre


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207349 Horsham £525 pcm

862642 Horsham £625 pcm

109529 Central Horsham £675 pcm

879742 Horsham £725 pcm

Very spacious unfurnished ground floor studio flat situated within walking distance of the town centre and mainline station.

Good size one bedroom first floor maisonette situated within walking distance of Horsham mainline station.

Modern one bedroom unfurnished ground floor flat in prime location. RENT INCLUDES WATER RATES AND HEATING.

Superb two bedroom first floor maisonette set in a quiet cul-de-sac on the North side of Horsham.

896181 Horsham £775 pcm

848363 Broadbridge Heath £795 pcm

205663 Horsham £835 pcm

899005 Southwater £840 pcm

Modern two bedroom unfurnished house with walking distance of Littlehaven station and benefiting from an attractive decked garden.

Good size two bedroom mid terrace house situated in Broadbridge Heath village close to local amenities.

Conveniently located two bedroom mid terrace house situated within walking distance of the town centre and station.

Modern two bedroom end of terrace house situated in a quiet residential close. Benefits from gas central heating and double glazing.

331069 Horsham £875 pcm

917873 Horsham £875 pcm

332575 Plummers Plain £950 pcm

530973 Billingshurst £950 pcm

Modern two bed two bath unfurnished executive apartment situated within a short walk of the town centre and station.

Leaders are pleased to offer this delightful two bedroom end of terrace house in North Horsham.

Very spacious two bedroom unfurnished detached bungalow set in a semi-rural location and backing onto open fields.

Modern three bedroom mid terraced house situated in village location with a modern kitchen and lovely enclosed garden.

339189 Horsham £975 pcm

881524 Horsham £1100 pcm

86323 North Horsham £1200 pcm

264560 Southwater £1500 pcm

Luxury two bed two bath unfurnished apartment in a modern development within a short distance of Horsham main line station.

A lovely three bedroom unfurnished family house situated in a modern development in popular West Horsham.

Modern three bedroom detached house with garage, driveway parking and situated in a highly desirable area.

Beautifully presented four bedroom detached house situated in the popular village of Southwater. Includes water rates and gardener.

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Residential Lettings | Property Management Horsham

£2,400 pcm

Private rural estate | Original character features | Three double bedrooms | Three bathrooms | Annex to act as office or bedroom four | Country style kitchen | Large mature rear garden | Driveway for several cars | Good access to Town centre & A24 | Close to local amenities and schools Horsham Lettings 01403 271630

Horsham

£1,400 pcm

Detached Cottage | Four Bedrooms | Two Reception Rooms | Front & Rear Enclosed Gardens | Gas Central Heating | Driveway Parking | Available: 12th November 2011 | Unfurnished | Open Beams Throughout Horsham Lettings 01403 271630

Thakeham

£1,200 pcm

Situated in a cul-de-sac | Located in the wonderful village Thakeham | Gorgeous detached house | 3 double bedrooms all with built in wardrobes | Integrated appliances in the Kitchen | Charming garden including decorative pond | Modern decor throughout | Attached single garage | Personal Driveway Horsham Lettings 01403 271630

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West Grinstead

£1,250 pcm

Beautiful Stable conversion | Private rural development | Excellent condition throughout | Two double bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Pretty enclosed rear garden | Available late November | Unfurnished | Just 12 Minutes from Horsham | Great Transport links Horsham Lettings 01403 271630

£950 pcm

Horsham

£750 pcm

Charming Character Cottage | Picturesque rural location | Living room with inglenook fireplace | Attractive rear courtyard garden | Three bedrooms | Cottage style kitchen with appliances | Close to local shops & pub | On street parking | Central heating | Available November

Stunning Conversion Apartment | Two Bedrooms | Large Living room/Kitchen | Town Centre Location | Gas Central Heating | Walking distance to the station | Available mid October | Unfurnished

Horsham Lettings 01403 271630

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£2,500 pcm

Large detached family home | Five Bedrooms | Two further Loft rooms | Three Reception Rooms | Large rear garden | Double garage & driveway | Available now | Unfurnished | Kitchen/ Breakfast Room Horsham Lettings 01403 271630

Horsham

Slinfold

£1,695 pcm

Barn Conversion | Three Bedroom | Family Bathroom an En-suite | Beautiful Views | Large Open Plan Living Room | Fitted Kitchen with Appliances | Off Road Parking for Several Cars | 5 Miles form Horsham | Double Garage | Available now Horsham Lettings 01403 271630

£675 pcm

First Floor Apartment | One Double Bedroom | Built in Wardrobes | Good Size Lounge | Kitchen with White Goods | Bathroom with Shower | Large Communal Gardens | Short Walk to the Town Centre | 10 Minutes Walk to Horsham Train Station | Permit Parking

Horsham

£1,450 pcm

Detached Period Property | Three Bedrooms | Three Bathrooms | Furnished/Unfurnished | Good Sized Living Room | Set in Rural Location with Gardens | Garage | Large Driveway | Available Beginning of September | Pets by negotiationd Horsham Lettings 01403 271630

£650 pcm

Stunning Conversion Apartment | Town Centre location | Spacious Reception Room | Walking distance to Train and Bus Stations | Double Bedroom | Gas Central Heating | Available early December | Unfurnished Horsham Lettings 01403 271630

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Horsham

£895 pcm

Town centre location | One double bedroom | Built in wardrobes | Bathroom with shower | Kitchen with white goods | Large living room | Ample storage space | Parking by permit | Close to amenities | Available early October Horsham Lettings 01403 271630

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Horsham Branch £800 pcm

Pulborough

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK Modern two bedroom house with front and rear garden, lounge, modern fitted kitchen, conservatory, two double bedrooms and bathroom with bath, wash hand basin and W/C. £675 pcm

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Pulborough

£800 pcm

A superbly presented two double bedroom second floor apartment situated in sought after new development with great rail and road links. This delightful property boasts spacious accommodation throughout.

Horley

£930 pcm

Spacious refurbished two bedroom bungalow with front and rear garden, drive and garage, L-shaped Lounge / diner, fitted Kitchen, two double bedroom, bathroom and separate W/C.

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Set in a quiet semi- rural location is the wonderful tow double bed semi- detached cottage. The property is situated just a short drive from Horsham and Barns Green.

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228 High Street Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8RL enquiries@hometrax.co.uk www.hometrax.co.uk

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A well presented 5 bedroom 16th Century Cottage, situated in a quiet location. The property can be furnished or unfurnished and is available mid to end of November.

Detached 5 bedroom family home situated in a quiet location. Kitchen, dining room, lounge, sitting room 2 en-suites, study, gardens & garage. Available now unfurnished

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A beautifully presented 2 bedroom cottage, refurbished to a high standard whilst retaining it's wealth of period features including exposed timbers and vaulted ceilings.

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The new Volkswagen up! is now available to order, ahead of the city specialist arriving in UK showrooms in spring 2012. While the up! might have the interior space and features of a larger car, its prices are in keeping with its small footprint, starting at £7,995 (RRP OTR), and rising to £11,180. Shown in production form at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the up! is an entirely new vehicle that offers space for four, the latest technology and highly efficient engines. From launch, the up! will be available with two 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine options as well as a BlueMotion Technology version; it will have three doors and three trim levels – Take up!, Move up! and High up! – plus a special edition, the up! black and up! white. A five-door version is expected to join the line-up in the second half of 2012. Take up! The range starts with the £7,995 1.0-litre 60 PS Take up! Key items of specification include body-coloured bumpers, daytime running lights, front and side head/thorax airbags, the new RCD 215 CD radio with auxin, rear ISOFIX points, and 14-inch steel wheels.

Move up! For £8,970, customers can upgrade to the Move up! This brings a host of comfort-oriented features, including remote central locking, air conditioning, electric front windows, easy-entry seats, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, variable-height load floor and 60:40 split/fold rear seats. Outside, the Move up! gains body-coloured door mirrors and handles. For just £360 more, the Move up! BlueMotion Technology adds a Stop/ Start system that reduces urban fuel consumption by up to six per cent, battery regeneration and low rolling resistance tyres. These measures enhance combined fuel economy to an expected 67.2 mpg, and reduce CO2 emissions from 105 g/km to a forecast 97 g/km – making it exempt from road tax. High up! The £10,390 75 PS High up! model is perfect for sophisticated urbanites, coming as it does with heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, gear lever and handbrake grip, electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors, the Maps & More personal infotainment device and a choice of dashboard colour. From the outside, the High up! is distinguished by its front fog lights and 15-inch alloy wheels. up! black and up! white For the sybaritic, the special edition £11,180 up! black and up! white models are based on the High up!, but

add even more style, from the deep black pearl or pure white metallic paint to the chrome door mirror caps and door side strips to the 16-inch alloy wheels with body-coloured centre sections. Inside there is a body-coloured dash, special ‘stripes’ upholstery and

carpet mats. A compact city cruiser for less than £12,000 sounds like a pretty sensible idea. I’d like an up! Black please – if anyone would be so kind! Horsham motorists, what are your opinions on Volkswagen’s new offering? Worth it?

Limited edition Top Gear satnav featuring The Stig and Clarkson TomTom today launches the TomTom GO LIVE Top Gear edition, bringing fans a combination of a Stig mode, Jeremy Clarkson’s directions and unique Top Gear selected points of interest including race track and raceway locations related to the series. Featuring TomTom’s congestion-busting HD Traffic technology, the new satnav will steer drivers through traffic jams and is packed with Top Gear features including start-up and shut-down screens and car icons. Drivers can choose to have The Stig mode, which renders the device instantly silent, or select Jeremy Clarkson’s voice to guide them. “For Top Gear fans, this limited edition satnav is the ultimate driving companion. Featuring The Stig, Clarkson and TomTom HD Traffic, the GO LIVE Top Gear edition is perfect for drivers who love the open road,” said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director at TomTom. At £179.99, the TomTom GO LIVE Top Gear edition includes one year of TomTom’s LIVE Services for free. The flagship service is TomTom HD Traffic, which delivers dynamic routing and accurate traffic information every two minutes. HD Traffic

gives drivers detailed incident reports, length of delays and reason for them, accurate travel and arrival times and alternative route proposals. The LIVE Services bundle also includes the Speed Cameras service, providing mobile and fixed speed camera alerts, while TomTom Places local search helps to pinpoint shops and businesses in the area. QuickGPSfix gets you navigating in seconds and TomTom Weather gives local and five-day forecasts. Available from today in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US, this special edition also features richer, more detailed maps, hands-free calling (via Bluetooth) plus voice command and control for entering addresses and more. My idea of a bad drive, having Mr Clarkson telling me where to go, so Stig mode would be constantly enabled – but that’s just me. What do you think? With the new device available exclusively at Halfords in the UK, more information on the TomTom GO LIVE Top Gear edition at www.tomtom.com/topgear

Lifestyle’s Motability Scheme Motability is a UK scheme which allows disabled people to obtain a car by using their Governmentfunded mobility allowances. Lifestyle Europe understands how important this scheme is and supports by offering suitable vehicles. Motability is open to anyone receiving either the Higher Rate Motability Component of Disability Living Allowance or the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement, with at least 12 months’ award length remaining at the time of application. The scheme encourages disabled users to increase their independence and mobility. Lifestyle has a Motability specialist on site; trained to help source the right vehicle and get the most from the allowance. The team will provide thorough testing – from driving the car, getting in and out the vehicle and checking that there is adequate space inside for any equipment. Lifestyle’s worry-free Motability package includes: • Insurance for 2 drivers • Servicing and maintenance • RAC breakdown cover • 60,000 miles over a 3 year contract • Replacement tyres • Service pickup and delivery and wash/vac For additional information on the scheme and eligibility or to hear about the wide range of vehicles that Lifestyle Europe can offer through the scheme, please visit your local dealership, or visit www.lifestyleeurope. co.uk/motability


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win No easy solutions after YM at Sidley less-than-magnificent 7 Nick Hind Football

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Horsham manager Justin Luchford admits he has no magic wand to turn around a run of seven successive league defeats. A 3-0 home reverse against fellow strugglers Concord Rangers followed the Hornets’ FA Cup exit against Burnham, which spelt the end for goalkeeper Matt Armstrong-Ford and prompted heavy criticism by some fans. Four of the league defeats were by a single-goal margin, but the former Faversham Town boss admitted on Saturday: “It’s been a very tough week. I’ve been involved in football a long time, but this week is probably up there with the toughest. “I thought it (the abuse) was unfair. We battered them (Burnham) and lost because of goalkeeping errors. “Richard (Langley) asked me last week if it was any worse than I

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“We’ve got some young lads at this football club, still learning their trade. We’ve just got to keep plugging away.” Horsham got off to a poor start against Concord when Tony Stokes

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took the ball past two defenders and slotted low into the net from just outside the penalty area. And Concord doubled their lead in the 21st minute, Stokes again showing his class with an excellent finish. Despite a much-improved performance, the Hornets could not find a way back into the game. Craig Davies had a shot blocked, then failed to convert after a smart move involving Dane Luchford and Ray Freeman. Horsham began the second half brightly, but substitute Kyle Asante floated in a cross from the right and Harry Elmes put the result beyond doubt after 67 minutes. Luchford said: “We played some decent football at times. In the first half especially we had enough chances to be in the game, but weak defending has cost us. “They’ve given me everything. I’ve got no problem with the effort. We could have been a bit more clinical, with a bit more quality in that final third, but on the whole it was better.” The crowd, 548, was Horsham’s

biggest of the season, with no Premier League or Championship matches and under-16s being allowed in free of charge. It remains to be seen how many of them return on a regular basis, starting with the home match against the Metropolitan Police tomorrow (Saturday).

Horsham U15 fight back to win Youth Football

Horsham U15 twice came from behind to win 4-2 at Worthing Minors U15 in the second round of the Arun and Chichester Youth League Cup. Alex Moore, Rueben Selby, Callum Nash’s stunning free kick and Andrew Roberts did the trick for the young Hornets, who went into half time at 1-1 and soon trailed 2-1. Jordan Walser, Roberts and Ross Williams were thwarted by fine saves and Will Kerr twice hit the woodwork. At the other end, Tom Auston had

to be on his toes to keep out a welltaken free kick as he pushed the ball onto a post. Horsham U16 players Lewis Blaney, Jacob Waller, Ben Collier, Greg Gander and Connor Cushing helped Sussex FA U16 win 3-2 against London U16 at AFC Hornchurch. Sussex trailed 2-0 before fighting back. Former Hornet Josh Clack scored twice against his old side as Worthing U18 beat Horsham U18 3-0 in the Ryman Youth League. Horsham YMCA U18 suffered their first league defeat of the season, 4-1 against Hastings U18, despite Sam Bulley’s first-half equaliser.

Andrew Roberts (left) and Will Kerr Photo by Victoria Thompson

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The Resident wants your youth football reports Please send your youth football reports to Sport Editor Matthew James, matthew@ the-resident.co.uk, including the result and competition at the top of your email and up to 150 words per match. Include all text in the main body of the email, without any extra formatting – eg, not bold or italics. Any photos can be attached to the email. Our deadline for match reports is 3pm each Monday. Thanks for your help.

George Hillier’s fifth-minute goal set Horsham YMCA on the road to a 2-0 win at Sidley in Division 1 of the Sussex County League. Sidley’s Marc Munday was dismissed for violent conduct soon after Hillier’s strike and Tim Martin added the clincher five minutes from time. Sidley had two goals disallowed. Danny Leach’s goal was enough to clinch a 1-0 home win for Hailsham against Storrington in Division 2. A penalty by the prolific former Albion youngster made the difference, but Storrington produced a resolute performance to push the division’s pacesetters all the way. Both goalkeepers were well employed, with Swans gloveman Jason Downer attracting special praise from his opponents after a string of wonder stops. Steyning are off the bottom after notching their first league win. Town squeaked past Little Common 4-3 after leading 3-0 by the 21st minute. Goals from Adam Burton (two), Ryan de Freitas and David Harris sealed a result that could kickstart their season, with games against mid-table Mile Oak and fellow strugglers Oakwood on the horizon. Jake Holmes scored five times, taking his season’s tally to 15, as Forest won 6-1 at Faygate United in the Sussex Intermediate Cup. Kyle MitchellHarris added the sixth on 85 minutes. Broadbridge Heath went out of the same competition against Eastbourne Borough Reserves. Dan Attwater grabbed a consolation goal from the spot in a 3-1 home defeat against a side who included Horsham legend Gary Charman. Heath boss Steve Painter said: “Gary Charman said we created enough chances to win four matches.” Roffey are out after a 6-0 beating by Division 1 side AFC Uckfield.

Chelsea visits The Chelsea Foundation and Ashington Cougars will run soccer schools at Steyning Grammar School on October 25-26, December 19-20 and February 16-17. Cougars secretary Daniel FullerSmith said: “The Chelsea Foundation takes football out to the community and offers exceptional coaching under the Chelsea banner. “All profits are ploughed back into football and coaching soccer schools or direct work with schools. “They are running a club session in November, we have a trip to the Academy in December as a Christmas present for our players and we are arranging another visit.” For more information, visit www. chelseasoccerschools.co.uk


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Horsham just short of draw Josh Tolhurst Rugby Union

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Despite a late try by Liam Yeates, Horsham were on the wrong end of a close result for the second successive week. The home side had to do a lot of defending early on, but they couldn’t keep Sheppey out for long. Sheppey recycled the ball quickly and Martin Robinson found a gap to burst through and score a converted try. Sheppey’s attack was relentless and Horsham gave away a poor penalty, which Brad Box calmly scored to put the visitors further in front. Handling errors prevented Horsham from scoring after a direct run by Nick Essex, but strong mauling from five metres out resulted in Rob Grantham-Hill being forced over the line. Matt Goodsir converted before Box missed a penalty and Horsham went into half time trailing 10-7. The second half started much the same as the first, with Sheppey on top. Horsham did not help themselves when another penalty was given away, this time scored by Box, and Goodsir missed with a kick at the other end. Play started to deteriorate and become scrappier, with neither team managing much fast, flowing rugby.

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Sheppey remained on top but looked vulnerable to the pace of the Horsham counter attack. In a match becoming dominated by penalties, Horsham gave away yet another and Box superbly kicked over from a very tight angle. Horsham responded magnificently and James Whiting raced through two tackles for a much-needed try which Goodsir converted, 14-16. Horsham had the wind in their sails, but their penalty count was getting ridiculous and another was given away. Box made no mistake and, out of nowhere, Robinson put a superb drop goal over the posts to extend Sheppey’s advantage to eight points. Yeates found space in a stretched defence to reduce Horsham’s deficit to three points and the home side won a penalty, a chance to equalise with the final kick of the game. Goodsir’s kick from a near-impossible angle fell just short, giving Sheppey an important win and leaving Horsham with a lot to think about.

My dream of Europe Andy Stonestreet 01403 230554 www.northwestsussexseagulls.co.uk

Horsham U10

Horsham U10 followed up their win in the Crawley festival by triumphing again at Chichester. Big wins against Fareham Heathens U10 and Portsmouth U10, plus a closer victory against Worthing U10, set up a pool decider against Chichester U10. George Howard scored the decisive try.

Strong running from Horsham’s backs helped secure a 4-1 win against Pulborough U10 in the final. Horsham U13 were well beaten by Brighton U13 after drawing 7-7 against Brighton B U13. Ben Murphy, back after breaking an arm in a skateboard accident, scored a fine try which Ollie Joels converted.

Horsham tries: Grantham-Hill, Yeates, James Whiting. Conversions: Goodsir 2.

Photo by Oliver Wilks

Horsham U13 v Brighton U13

Dan’s the man as Horsham win away Martin Read Hockey

Horsham rose to fifth in the table with a 2-1 win at Bexleyheath and Belvedere, starting assertively and maintaining territorial supremacy throughout. Numerous saves by the home side’s goalkeeper denied Horsham until Will Richardson scored from close range, but Bexleyheath and Belvedere equalised just before the interval. At half time, coach Sam Naismith highlighted a flaw in the hosts’ defence, resulting in a pinpoint build up and winning goal by Dan Rhodes. The home side’s coach admitted: “The scoreline doesn’t reflect the

pressure Horsham applied.” Heidi Menniss scored the final goal of the game as Horsham Ladies lost 2-1 at Chelmsford Ladies. Zac Chinn’s double strike helped Horsham Hotshots beat St Francis Leprechauns 3-0 in the Sussex Development League, for boys of secondary school age. Will Salmon scored the other goal, Daniel Hood made some excellent saves and Sean Watson also impressed. Horsham Boys U10 finished fourth in the minis festival at Eastbourne. The boys beat South Saxons U10 1-0, with a superb finish by Luke Portman after a passing move involving George Cardwell and Ted Thomas. Horsham lost 1-0 to Eastbourne

U10, almost equalising through James Harvey after resilient defending by Tom Emery and James Ormerod, then

drew with East Grinstead U10 before Portman equalised in a draw against Hailsham U10.

Horsham Boys U10

For the second time this season – and not for the last time – Albion did not play at the weekend due to international fixtures. I guess this is something we will have to get used to, as we now support a Championship club with eyes on the Premier League. Only a couple of seasons ago, every time England played I could be found in the crowd. I followed England for 10 years, missing less than a handful of games. I watched some great performances, such as the 5-1 win over Germany in Munich and the 1-0 victory over Argentina in 2002. But I saw some rubbish too, none more so than the final game at Wembley when Germany beat us. Then there’s the disappointment at every tournament when we get knocked out. Last Friday, England qualified for the Euros next Summer. Will England win it? I doubt it. I’m sure the England players will do their best and the support – including a large number of Albion fans – will be fantastic, but I just don’t see it being enough. A couple of other good things came out of last weekend. Bobby Zamora was back in the England squad and for a while it looked like he would start against Montenegro. He’s scoring regularly for Fulham, so it’s only a matter of time before he gets his chance. Our current goal machine, Craig Mackail-Smith, not only made his full debut for Scotland against Liechtenstein but also scored the only goal. Well done Craig. My days of following England may have ended, but if Albion ever play in Europe I’ll be there. Don’t all laugh, it is possible. Fulham, Birmingham and Stoke are all playing in Europe this season – and if they can do it, I don’t see why we can’t. Tony, Gus and everyone at the club are looking to push Albion forward to become a Premier League side within a couple of seasons. Apart from the small challenge of staying in that league, the obvious progression is to get into Europe. Tomorrow (Saturday), Albion are back in action against Hull – a bit later than usual (5.30pm), but at least it’s a Saturday game. This is something else we will have to get used to, with kick-offs not only at odd times but on almost any day of the week. After a couple of disappointing results, let’s hope we get back to winning ways. Europe here we come.


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Friday 14 October 2011

Sport

Rising star needs your help Tom Norris Youth Golf

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Since joining Mannings Heath Golf Club last June, PGA professional Carl Watts has taken the club’s junior system to new heights. In the space of just 12 months he became the junior golf organiser, introduced his Exclusive Golf Tuition School and set up the Carl Watts Youth Academy. Now the two-time European Challenge Tour event winner wants to take his successes a step further, by creating a golfing scholarship for rising star Luke Bennett. The 16-year-old Collyer’s student has been a member at Mannings Heath for just over two years, but has already taken on the junior vicecaptaincy and cut his handicap from 14 to six. Watts, who has 25 years of competitive and coaching experience, said: “We are trying to create a Youth Academy scholarship programme and we want Luke to be the first recipient. But we need to attract companies or individuals to do that. “The point is to give a very talented young man an opportunity to progress in the game, when he may otherwise not have had the chance.” The extensive coaching programme that the scholarship offers is £300 a month. And despite an extremely supportive family, their budget for Luke’s golf will not stretch that far. Luke hopes to embark on a twoyear elite coaching programme, with a fully comprehensive curriculum,

weekly homework, four two-hour golfing sessions a month and access to Watts’ experience and coaching techniques. He said: “If I was able to attend the Youth Academy scholarship, it would definitely help my game. I am at a barrier where I can’t really get any lower on my handicap. The scholarship would mean I could progress and take my game to the next level and beyond. “Carl’s great. He’s friendly, knows what he’s talking about and has played the game for ages. His help will hopefully really benefit me.” Watts has already overseen a number of other successes. He coaches Sussex U12 champion Jamie Dart and has charted the progress of UK U9 champion Jack Holmwood plus county players Gregor Macintosh, Joe White and James Holden. The junior team have reached the prestigious John Bury final, which will be held in November. Watts added: “I arrived here in June last year and there was no one really taking hold of the junior section. We started putting things into place around July and it’s really progressed this year. “We have a very high-quality group of juniors. A lot of the lads here have half an eye on where this could potentially go, especially regarding a professional golf career. I’m trying to coach them, if you like, as semiprofessionals. “Luke is an excellent player and will hopefully really benefit from the scholarship programme, just so long as we can find the funds to support him.”

Broadbridge Heath U13 ran riot in the John Laker Memorial Cup, beating Walton Heath U13 23-0. The goals came from Jack Sizzey (six), Cameron McCracken (four), Joe Kirkham (three), Lewis Dobson (three), Matt Penfold (two), James Skipper, Joel Colbran, Jamie Corps, Mitchell Clark and Jordan Bell. Jake Legrange matched Sizzey’s feat by scoring six times as Royal United U16 beat Lingfield U16 10-0 in the Edwin Hill Cup. Ant Jupp (two), Zac Love and Alex Parsons got on the scoresheet too, while Stanley Rice and Harry Garman also impressed. Roffey Robins Wanderers U16 reached the quarter-finals of the same competition by outplaying Lower Beeding and Handcross Lions U16. Alex Taylor (two), Tom Barnes, Chris Nicholson, Sam Collins, Alex Holmes, Harry Hinchey and an own goal made it 8-0 to the rampant Robins. Elliott Stanbridge stayed alert to keep a clean sheet.

St Paul’s Panthers U15 saw red – twice – as Lower Beeding and Handcross Lions U15 roared to victory in the Fred Sparks Cup. Panthers scored first but one of their players was soon sent off for aggressive behaviour. Captain Andrew Roberts made them pay from the free kick before Glenn Johnson and Adam

Basketball Holbrook Allstars Ladies began their Sussex League season with a 47-23 win over Brighton Phoenix at the Holbrook Club. A low-scoring first half ended 1313, but the third period was more entertaining as the teams traded baskets. Forward Kirsty Batchelor imposed herself under the boards, ably supported by Jenny Webb shooting from outside. The Allstars dominated the fourth quarter, winning it 17-3. Ana Sztancs and Sarah Moloney showed excellent ball handling, while 13-year-old Haylee Miller made an impressive debut. Horsham Hawks U14 took positives despite losing 89-31 in a tough away match against the Crawley Cagers first team. Max Dodd top scored with eight points, while Ola Edgal and Haylee Miller scored six each and Jonathan Walsh chipped in with five. Coach Nick Probin was pleased to see the team respond well after an initial onslaught, competing to the end with every player giving their all.

Youth Swimming Photo by Tom Norris

How you can help To help Luke or for more information about the Youth Academy, contact Carl Watts on 07930 365866, carl@carlwattsgolf.co.uk

Jack and Jake score 6 each in routs Matthew James & Matt Streeter Youth Football

Sport in Brief

Ruz scored to take the tie into extra time at 3-3. Roberts scored two more to complete his hat-trick and a great piece of skill from Callum Nash set up Adam Ruz for his second. The St Paul’s goalkeeper was sent off for more aggressive behaviour as a frustrating game finished 6-3.

Roffey Robins Wanderers U16 celebrate

Aaron Pyzer was Lions’ player of the match. Chesworth Rovers U11 won 12-0 at Greenway U11 in the Heron Way Cup. The home side fought doggedly all the way and showed some nice touches, but Chesworth were simply too strong. Top scorer Jack Frankland scored five, with Henry Browning netting four and Jed Ridsdale-Hooper, Caleb Walker and Benjy Collins adding the others. Forest U10 played two hardfought matches against West Hove Dynamos U10, winning 1-0 and drawing 1-1. Forest scored late in the first match when Harry Huddlestone’s pass enabled Jamie Atkins to smash home. Samuel Smith made two very good saves. Samuel Shoubridge scored with a lob in the second match, but Dynamos levelled at the death. Roffey Robins Rockets U9 are unbeaten in six matches after beating Southwater U9 5-0 and 9-0. George Powling scored a hat-trick in each game and Karney Mitchell hit three in the second.

Atlantis swimmers were involved in an exciting contest at the Medway Centre, Gillingham. The final points totals were Black Lion 208, Atlantis 207, Crawley 196, East Grinstead 152, Beckenham B 147 and Dartford 128. Twelve Atlantis swimmers made their NASL competitive debuts – Matt Lambourne, Toby Van Der Hut, Oliver Giles, Max Dillon, Chris Lambourne, Dan Jones, Joe Widdowson, Lauren Pedel, Gemma Cumber, Lily Cherriman, Lily David and Francesca Giles. None of them were overawed by the occasion and all acquitted themselves admirably. Deputy head coach Andy Lobley said: “The team spirit was absolutely fantastic. All of the team swam with such heart and for each other.”

Motor Sport West Chiltington’s Kieran Vernon will race at Silverstone in the final weekend of the 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup. After qualifying at 12.05pm tomorrow (Saturday), the two races are scheduled to start at 12.25pm and 3.45pm on Sunday. Both will be shown live on ITV4. This month’s Horsham Riders trial took place on a very dry and dusty course at Northlands, near Horsham. The very hot weather made riding difficult. White Experts: Jake Pope 15 marks lost, Tony Flegg 22ml, Pete Bowker 31ml. Blue: Tom Hosborough 3ml, Steve Parker 12ml, Sean Staker 17ml. Yellow: Joe Davidson 19ml, Kevin Thompson 20ml, Nick Green 21ml.

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The Resident - 14th October 2011  

The Resident newspaper, 14th of October 2011 issue.

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