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Store staff are pantastic They provided the pancakes, sugar and lemon juice, so perhaps the result couldn’t have been much batter, writes Sophia Moir. Sainsbury’s staff were �lippin’ happy when they won the annual Charity Pancake Race in the Carfax yesterday

(Thursday) afternoon. Company spokesman Jane Etheridge said: “It’s great to get the cup back! The prize money is going to Guide Dogs for the Blind, our local charity partner, so we’re delighted.” Continued on Page 3

Controversial plans for more than 500 new homes will be approved if councillors accept the advice of a top of�icer. Rod Brown, head of planning and environmental services, is recommending Horsham district councillors support Berkeley’s scheme for up to 550 houses west of Worthing Road, Southwater. Planning permission should be granted subject to a legal agreement being �inalised within six months, Mr Brown says in a 131-page report to councillors before a meeting on Tuesday next week. Councillors are not obliged to follow his advice, but it is unusual for them to overrule of�icers on planning issues. As well as the houses, Berkeley’s application includes a site for a secondary school, a replacement community building, a new and larger sports pavilion, a multi-use games area, play areas, an extended cemetery and open areas. Mr Brown says in his report: “The proposal is in accordance with the housing objectives of the district, to enable the provision of a suf�icient number of dwellings to meet the requirements of regional planning policy. “The development is in a sustainable location adjacent to the settlement’s centre, with access to transport links and services and with suf�icient mitigation and controls. Continued on Page 4

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It’s the annual pancake pun festival Continued from Page 1 The Resident’s team of Steve Goodwin, Davey Pearson, Lewis Forsaith and Sophia Moir finished third (and last) in their heat, matching last year’s performance when our ‘competitors’ did at least have the excuse of wearing restrictive sandwich boards. This year we were sporting t-shirts courtesy of Printz Charmin, Denne Parade. Children’s entertainer Dave Benson Phillips, who compered this year’s event on behalf of the Rotary Club of Horsham, said: “It’s been an amazing day. People in Horsham are lovely and they’re great fundraisers. “Because I know of quite a few blind people, it’s amazing how guide dogs have helped my friends get around. I’ve been around people who train the dogs and it is quite an

incredible process.” John Le Rossignol, from the Rotary Club, told The Resident: “I think we had 19 teams and 10 mascots, so it was good fun and should raise £600 or £700 for charity. “The weather was dry, which was nice because the event was rather early this year, and the crowds weren’t bad.” PJ Aldred, of Horsham Markets, said: “It’s really nice to see something happening in the town on a weekday, which is great. I know it’s half term, but it’s great for people who work in Horsham as well.” Spectator Angela Scott, from Horsham, said: “The kids are loving it. We’ve been watching the egg and spoon race and the pancake race, and we like it when the animals stop and clap the children’s hands.”

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New councillor A new councillor has been elected to Horsham District Council after a by-election in Itchingfield, Slinfold and Warnham. The polls closed last night (Thursday), after The Resident went to press, but the result will be posted on our website, www.the-resident.co.uk David Hide (Labour), Justin Pickard (Green), Stuart Ritchie (Conservative), Ian Shepherd (Liberal Democrat) and George Tribe (UKIP) fought the election, with Mr Ritchie favourite to replace former leader Robert Nye as a councillor for the ward.

Crunch time for Southwater plan Continued from Page 1 “The proposal is considered to have an acceptable impact upon the natural, built and historic environment.” But Ian Thwaites, of pressure group Keep Southwater Green, told The Resident yesterday (Thursday): “KSG and the vast majority of the

people of Southwater remain totally opposed to this development. “We consider the report by the planning department to be a very flawed document. It is of doubtful validity and even of doubtful legality. We intend to expose its flaws in the very limited time that is available to us (at the meeting on Tuesday). “We publicly deplore that we have

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A man was charged with two robberies in Horsham town centre in the early hours of Wednesday. A 50-year-old woman on her way to work as a cleaner was stopped by a man in West Street at 3.10am. He held a knife and demanded money but walked away when she did not hand over anything. Forty-five minutes later, a 58-year old man working on an electricity site in the Causeway was approached by a man with a knife. Nothing was handed over and the man walked away.

Ian Thwaites west of Worthing Road, Southwater

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not been allowed to make our case to members to balance the presentation made to them by Berkeley Homes on February 6. “We appreciate that Horsham District Council have no statutory need to listen to us. In recent months their record of really listening to the views of their electorate has been justifiably torn to shreds. “Cllr Ray Dawe (the new Conservative group leader, who is expected to become council leader next week) has promised a more open approach. “Let us hope for the sake of the whole district, not just the people of Southwater, that we see now that he really means it.” The council has received 679 letters of objection from about 360 households and 200 letters of support, including 197 generic letters backing the proposal on the basis of improvements to sports facilities. Southwater Parish Council opposes the plans for many reasons, including what it considers to be a lack of suitable public transport. Mr Brown’s report quotes the parish council as saying: “Southwater has no railway station and there

Charity invites you to a wild evening Care for the Wild International, the animal welfare and conservation charity, will host an open evening at 72 Brighton Road, Horsham RH13 5BU, on Thursday, February 23 (5-8pm). Local people and businesses will be able to drop in to learn more about the charity and its work, meet the Care for the Wild team and find out ways they can get involved, such as volunteering, adopting an animal or organising events on the charity’s behalf. The charity supports wildlife protection projects in the UK and around the globe. Recently it has supported causes as close to home as badger and wildlife

rescue in the South East and as far away as de-snaring teams in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Care for the Wild recently moved back to Horsham after many years in neighbouring Kingsfold. Chief executive Philip Mansbridge said: “The evening will be a great chance for us to meet some of the local community and to share information about the work that we do in the UK and overseas. “It will be very informal, with soft drinks, wine and snacks, plus goody bags for the kids, and will be a way for people to not only learn about the work we do but to see how they can get involved. “We’re also looking to build our

local volunteer base. There are many ways everyone can help, all of which will make a massive difference.” The evening will provide an opportunity to learn first-hand about some of the projects that the charity supports, to meet the team and ask questions, and to buy animal adoptions and merchandise – a great gift for Mother’s Day for the mum who has everything! Mr Mansbridge added: “We really look forward to meeting as many people as possible on the day, so please do pop in and say hi.” For more information about the charity’s work, aims and open evening, phone 01403 249832 or visit www.careforthewild.com

are existing parking issues at both Christ’s Hospital and Horsham stations. “Bus services are due to be cut in Southwater, with no services for the 98 bus after 7pm on Saturdays and none on Sundays after April 1 and with the 86 bus being stopped completely. “There are no bus services proposed to run through the new development. Some housing areas, for example to the far west and to the west of College Road, are a long way from existing bus stops, which will mean that car use is a necessity.” Mr Brown responds in his report: “The proposal provides good pedestrian links within the site and is in walking distance to local facilities, including Lintot Square. “The county engineer raises no objection in terms of public transport links and it is considered the population could help sustain bus links in the longer term.” The issue will be discussed by the development management committee in the council chamber, Park North, Horsham, from 6.30pm on Tuesday.

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Final curtain for drama workshops Matthew James News Editor

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Horsham District Council has defended its controversial decision to end drama workshops for young people at The Capitol. Artistic director Renee Martin, from Southwater, has run workshops for nearly 30 years, at the old Capitol, the Drill Hall and the new theatre. Six to 17-year-olds attend sessions at The Capitol for up to two-and-a-half hours each Saturday. But Cllr Jonathan Chowen, council Cabinet member, told The Resident: “The team at The Capitol have been asked to review their operations in light of the current economic crisis, along with all venues operated by Horsham District Council. “We have been looking at ways to

Two airlifted to hospital A 17-year-old girl sustained lifethreatening injuries when the Ford Ka she was driving hit a tree. The teenager was travelling west on the B2133, near Ashington, when the crash happened near Westlands Farm at 3.35pm on Sunday. Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment and the girl was treated by a doctor before being flown to King’s College Hospital, London, in an air ambulance. Anyone with information about the crash can contact police on 101, quoting Operation Montreal. An air ambulance was also used after a man plunged from a roof in Rusper. It is thought a man in his 60s was working on a house, possibly installing an aerial, when he fell at about 3pm on Monday. He was flown to a specialist neurology centre at King’s College Hospital, with life-threatening head and chest injuries.

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increase income and reduce costs so that we are able to maintain these much-loved and valued amenities. “Recently, The Capitol has introduced Children’s Saturday Morning Cinema and its success has led to a plan to develop more childrenoriented productions.

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“The Saturday drama drop-in workshops at The Capitol have been running for many years, with initially over 100 children and young people attending the session. “For the last few years, the number of children attending has fallen significantly, averaging only 30 per week. “The additional difficulty is that the 2½-hour workshops have become used to using several rooms across The Capitol for practice and rehearsal sessions. This now compromises current and any new initiatives for developing The Capitol’s Saturday programme. “As The Capitol develops further, plans to use the ‘studio’ and other rooms more intensively will require

more flexibility in the Saturday programme. “We recognise the considerable work and commitment which has taken place over the years by Renee Martin and thank her for all her efforts in the nurturing of young local talent. “Renee will still provide drama advice and assistance to pupils and they have been provided with her details. “We are however aware that alternative group drama tuition is available in other venues in Horsham and a leaflet detailing these will be issued to current users at the next session. “While there is intense pressure on budgets, Horsham District Council is committed to its high standard of drama and arts provision and is looking actively at ways to maintain and, if possible, improve its offering. “Our number one priority is to maintain The Capitol as the prime arts venue of the district.” One of Miss Martin’s former pupils played with the Royal Shakespeare Company, three were in The Mousetrap in the West End and another appeared as William in the BBC’s Just William. Miss Martin said: “We don’t do it specifically for theatre, but it seems to be a really good grounding. “We’re not a production group. It’s really for creative drama and they look to explore character and

situation. They can ‘be’ three different people in one morning.” Kate Stredder, 14, who has attended the sessions for almost two years, said: “The council has a duty to give the youths of today something to do on the weekend. This is the only thing of its type provided for the young people of Horsham and the surrounding areas.

drama group ‘isThis a huge part of all our lives ’

“Many of the senior students have been coming for a good 10 years and I know of many people who have come and gone. These drama sessions are a huge part of their childhood and I know they are distraught about the closure of the sessions. “Renee Martin is one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. She fills the sessions and courses with a spark of ambition and has so much passion for drama. “This drama group is a huge part of

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all our lives and for many of us is the highlight of our week. I have made so many new friends and have learnt so much.” Victoria Skinner, Kate’s cousin, has started a Facebook group – Don’t let the council close our drama group – and more than 100 people have signed an online petition at http:// petitions.horsham.gov.uk/petitions. ti/saveourdramagroup

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Steyning arson Police believe a series of fires in Steyning were started deliberately. Wheelie bin fires in Elm Grove Lane and Tanyard Lane in the early hours of Wednesday followed fires in an Oxford Terrace porch and a Shooting Field skip on Saturday. Sgt Bob Trevis said: “We are linking the fires. As well as being reckless, the person responsible for these deliberate acts is deterring the emergency services from other serious calls. “CCTV has shown us an image of a man we are actively seeking, with a number of lines of enquiry underway. Judging by the locations and times of offences, we believe it is a man who has local knowledge. “These fires have happened during the hours of darkness and while we investigate I would encourage residents to be mindful of this. Local officers have provided visible patrols and are keen to talk to residents about concerns they may have.” Phone police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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Analogue TV viewers in Horsham district have less than two weeks to prepare for the switchover to digital television. The switchover will start in the early hours of February 29. Analogue BBC2 will be permanently switched off from the Midhurst transmitter and its relays, while some Freeview digital channels, including BBC2, will become available to viewers served by relay transmitters. Stage two will start in the early hours of March 14. The remaining analogue channels (BBC1, ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5) will be permanently switched off, but a range of Freeview TV, radio and text services will become available to viewers served by relay transmitters.

At both stages, new and existing viewers with Freeview, BT Vision and Top-Up TV will need to retune their sets or digital boxes to pick up all of the services available. Research indicates that nine out of 10 homes in the area have already gone digital on their main television set, but some risk being left with a blank screen. Digital UK, the independent body in charge of the process, has launched the final stage of its information campaign. Large warning messages will be broadcast on analogue channels. The Switchover Help Scheme is urging eligible older and disabled viewers to say whether they want help converting one TV set to digital, including a choice of equipment,

installation and aftercare. Bill Taylor, Digital UK manager for the Meridian region, said: “Most viewers are ready for switchover and many are looking forward to getting digital TV for the first time. “While the process will be straightforward for most people, inevitably some viewers may need a bit of extra help. We are working with the Switchover Help Scheme and local charities to offer support for those who need it.” Viewers can check their switchover date and options for getting digital TV by using the Digital UK postcode checker at www.digitaluk.co.uk or by phoning 0845 6505050. Advice is available from www.digitaluk.co.uk/ meridianadvicepoints

A district councillor is cautiously optimistic about the future of Horsham Football Club after a statement by the club’s chairman. In The Resident last week, Hornets supremo Kevin Borrett said plans to secure a site for a new ground were at an advanced stage but the detail could not yet be made public.

Cllr Jim Rae, (Holbrook East) told The Resident: “The road has been long, it has been hard and it has been extremely frustrating for all. “But the long-dreamt of vision of ‘Win, Win, Win’ that Holbrook Neighbourhood Action Group espoused back in 2007, and Horsham District Council wholeheartedly supported

on July 1, 2008, is alive and kicking. “It may well be that at long last ‘Win, Win, Win’ is within all our grasps.” Horsham plan to finally replace their former Queen Street home after a year of ground-sharing at Worthing and almost three years so far at Gorings Mead, home of Horsham YMCA.

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Police hunt for burglar Police want to speak to 22-year-old Christopher Heron about 12 house burglaries, in which silver and jewellery were stolen. Heron, whose last known address was in Cranleigh, is white, 6ft 1in, with blue eyes, a tanned complexion and brown hair, shorter on the sides than on top. The burglaries took place in Steyning, Pulborough and elsewhere in

November last year, but police have just released this photograph. Det Con Della Squires said: “We believe that Heron may still be in the Surrey or Sussex areas and we are asking anyone who may know where he is to contact us as soon as possible.” Phone police on 101, quoting Operation Bear, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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Chelsea winners

High-�ives and kisses from Ned

Hellen Barnes-Austin, from Horsham, and Mark Nicholls, from Southwater, have won The Resident’s Chelsea Soccer Schools competition. They win free football coaching for a youngster at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre or Billingshurst Leisure Centre after correctly saying Chelsea drew 3-3 against Manchester United this month. A typical day at a Chelsea Soccer School is divided evenly into training sessions to develop skills and smallsided games and mini-tournaments to aid teamwork. The Chelsea Foundation’s dedicated coaches all hold valid CRB, FA coaching, Safeguarding Children and �irst aid certi�icates to ensure the highest levels of coaching and safety. For more information, visit www. Chelseafc.com/soccerschools

Meet Ned, who will raise money in Horsham town centre from midday to 2pm tomorrow (Saturday). The Saint Bernard will give high-�ives and kisses to everyone who donates to Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Everyone who donates will also have a chance to win home-made cupcakes in the ‘Guess how much I weigh’ and ‘Guess how much I eat’ competitions.

Jewellery stolen Burglars took jewellery from a house in Cowfold Road, Coolham, sometime between February 1 and February 8, police revealed this week. The haul included a distinctive yellow gold wedding band with ‘Bryon 1974’ inscribed on the inside. Also taken were a yellow gold engagement ring with sapphires and diamonds in a line along the top, and a sapphire and diamond eternity ring in yellow gold. Det Con Laura Sinden said: “These items clearly have great sentimental value. The public and jewellers are being asked to keep an eye out for them and contact the police if they are seen or have any information.” Phone police on 101, quoting serial 722 of February 11, or call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Let’s get this party on the road Are you thinking of organising a street party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee or the London Olympics this year? Help is at hand for those planning such activities across the district, with guidelines available on Horsham District Council’s website, www. horsham.gov.uk

A short FAQ and checklist has been produced, including a simple form to apply for a road closure. More comprehensive guidelines are available for those planning larger public events. Event organisers are advised to contact the district council well in advance because some activities

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may require licences or a temporary events notice. A council spokesman said: “There will be no administrative fee for those requiring a temporary road closure for the London Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee street parties. “The usual requirement to have third-party liability insurance cover in place for the period of the road closure while on the highway will also be waived. “However, the council does recommend that organisers take out their own insurance cover, which can be arranged through the council’s own insurance company at a reasonable rate.” To download guidance notes, visit www.horsham.gov.uk and click on “Events in the district”. For advice on applying for a temporary road closure, phone Andy Flack on 01403 215139 or email andy. �lack@horsham.gov.uk For more general advice about holding a street party, phone the council’s licensing department on 01403 215402 or email publichealth. licensing@horsham.gov.uk

Duo facing print run Two journalists are preparing to run the Brighton Marathon in aid of the Dame Vera Lynn Trust, based at Ing�ield Manor School, Five Oaks. Ollie McAteer and Allan Norbury will take on the 26.2-mile challenge on April 15, raising money to support a specialist service for families of young children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. To help the cause and donate, visit www.justgiving.com/Ollie-McAteer or www.justgiving.com/AllanWSCT

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Youth group’s a real lifesaver Alex Christie Junior Reporter

“There are times in life when being tough comes in handy. Say some geezer collapses in front of you. What do you do?” TV advert hardman Vinnie Jones would surely be proud of the Horsham First Aid Youth Group, which aims to instil these skills. From hands-on CPR to cardiac arrest assistance and the recovery position, the group recreate artificial

scenarios of accidents and injuries and are trained in how to give crucial, potentially lifesaving aid. The group has been running for just over 10 years under the leadership of its founders – Paula Davis, Gillian Davis and Martin Simmonds. Paula, a primary school teacher, trains seven to 18-year-olds in the basics and procedures to be undertaken in case of an emergency. The students use make-up to paint realistic injuries so they can learn to deal with complex situations, quickly recognise signs and symptoms, and learn how to empathise with the casualty. They also work closely with local paramedics and medical authorities, giving them a real insight into what a

medical career entails. Indeed, some past group members have gone on to become doctors, radiographers, qualified nurses and ambulance paramedics. Paula Davis said: “Having been a life-long member of the Red Cross, first aid is a topic very close to my heart. It is great for me to pass on this enthusiasm to the youth of today.” The organisation relies solely on donations and the weekly £1 fee from its members. Sessions are held at St Peter’s Hall, behind Busy Bees in Blackbridge Lane, from 7pm to 8.30pm on Thursdays during term time. For more details, phone 07866 955401 or email pauladavis6 @hotmail.co.uk

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Fun and fundraising as MP backs SADCASE MP Nick Herbert joined members of Storrington and District Classic and Sportscar Enthusiasts, known affectionately as SADCASE, at their annual fundraising event. The Pit Stop Party was held at the Hilton’s Avisford Park Hotel, near Arundel, and attracted more than 100 guests in 1960s fancy dress. They were treated to a talk by an executive from the Sahara Force India Formula 1 team about how safety had improved in the sport. The event raised £320, split equally between St Barnabas House Hospice and the Mary How Trust. Mr Herbert, who is a patron of both charities, presented the SADCASE of the Year Award to club member Meredith Hutchins. The MP for Arundel and South Downs said: “I had a great evening with SADCASE and we raised money for two local charities which are close to everyone’s heart. “The club’s parade of vintage cars at the Storrington Village Show was a

highlight last year and I hope we will be able to see them again.” Founded two years ago, the club boasts more than 260 members who live or work in Storrington and the surrounding area. Members meet informally each month and fundraise for local charities.

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Water company’s plan for drought Southern Water says it would be able to deal with a drought in the South East. Its draft revised drought plan outlines how the company would continue to supply customers with safe, healthy drinking water under extreme, dry conditions. It also balances the needs of the environment against the need to supply drinking water. The plan shows how Southern Water has developed drought ‘triggers’ which are based on regular measurements of rainfall, soil moisture, groundwater levels, river flows, reservoir levels and the demand for water. If the triggers for a drought are met, Southern Water can introduce drought actions such as a media campaign to raise awareness, temporary bans, leakage control and sharing resources with other water companies. In severe droughts, water companies can also apply for drought

permits and orders for permission to take more water from rivers and underground aquifers while limiting supplies for non-essential use. Under new legislation, water companies will be expected to introduce temporary bans before applying for drought permits and orders. Temporary bans include restrictions such as using hosepipes and sprinklers to wash cars and for garden or allotment watering, filling swimming pools and paddling pools, washing boats, or cleaning paths and windows with a hosepipe. Southern Water says it will also maximise the use of available water through “further leakage reduction”, transferring water from a neighbouring water company, bringing unused water resources back into operation and increasing abstraction in areas where water is available. To see the drought plan and have your say, visit www.southernwater. co.uk/droughtplan by March 30.

Electrical issue sparks a warning Firefighters are urging people not to let electrical failures set their world alight. From faulty fridges and ignored irons to dodgy plugs and wiring, electrical equipment is an oftenoverlooked fire hazard in the home. There were 122 electrical fires in West Sussex last year, accounting for more than a quarter of all accidental fires that crews were called to. Kathy Burke, community risk reduction manager for West Sussex Fire and Rescue, said: “Appliances, plugs and cables that are old, or poorly wired, can be a danger. “Look out for the warning signs. Hot plugs or sockets, scorch marks, fuses that continually blow, a burning smell coming from the appliance or wiring, flickering lights – all these are

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One-track minds in Valentine’s month Sussex Wildlife Trust is asking people to let it know if they spot toads migrating back to breeding ponds during Valentine’s month.

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signs of loose wiring or other electrical problems. “Most fires are preventable. It’s so easy to think it’s not going to happen to you, but people really can’t afford to be complacent where electrical safety is concerned.” West Sussex Fire and Rescue offers the following safety advice: • Don’t overload plug sockets. • Regularly check for worn or frayed wires. • Ideally, ensure electrical appliances that run at high speed or contain motors, such as washing machines, are serviced once a year by a qualified electrician. • Don’t leave washing machines, dishwashers or tumble dryers on overnight or while you are out. • Unplug appliances when they are

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Library appeal West Sussex libraries are urging residents to donate good-quality books. More than 7,000 were added to their collection last year and the service is hoping to exceed that in 2012. Cllr Lionel Barnard, deputy leader of West Sussex County Council, said: “This is an excellent opportunity to support our local libraries and keep the shelves full with lots of choice. “Donating your books is as good for the environment as doing your bit towards recycling and also means they can be read again and again.” For more information, call 01243 642111 or visit www.westsussex.gov. uk/libraries

Donate blood Blood donor sessions will be held at Majestic House, Blatchford Road, Horsham RH13 5QR, on Tuesday, February 28, and Wednesday, March 14 (10am-1.30pm, 3-6pm each day). The number of blood donors attending sessions in the Horsham area has fallen recently. For more information or to book an appointment, phone 0300 1232323 or visit www.blood.co.uk

Toads have one-track minds when migrating – nothing, including busy roads and railways, will get in the way of their amorous feelings. Jess Price, the trust’s wildcall officer, said: “Sadly, the toads are so determined that every year scores of them are killed by cars as they follow traditional migration routes. “This, and the loss of good breeding ponds, is having a significant impact on the number of toads in the UK.” Anyone who notices a migratory crossing area can phone 01273 494777, email jessprice@sussexwt. org.uk or visit www.sussexwt.org.uk/ cgi-bin/speciesrecording.pl

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Alicia’s ready for ‘crazy’ adventure

Help the trust Sussex Wildlife Trust relies on its volunteers to carry out conservation work on its 32 nature reserves. In return, volunteers aged 12-25 gain valuable experience and the enjoyment of working within the natural environment. Renzo Spano, youth volunteer coordinator, said: “If students start volunteering young, enjoy it and see the benefits for wildlife and its habitats, then volunteering can become a lifetime habit.” For more information about this, phone 07795 528312 or email renzospano@sussexwt.org.uk

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Cadets reunited 1140 (Steyning) Squadron Air Cadets will hold a 30th anniversary reunion at the Steyning Centre on Sunday, April 15 (2-4pm). All those who have had any connection with the squadron are invited to attend. Air cadets are aged between 13 and 15. Steyning Squadron parades at the Cadet Centre on Shooting Field from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Potential new cadets or staff can phone 01903 813113, email oc.1140@aircadets.org or visit www.1140sqn.org.uk for more information.

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A law student from Horsham is preparing to tackle one of the Wonders of the World as part of her ‘100 things to do before you die’ list. Alicia Smith, 19, will experience an 11-day adventure along the Great Wall of China, from the Huangyaguan Fortress to the top of Heaven’s Ladder and along the Wild Wall. Alicia, of North Holmes Close, said: “I can’t quite believe I’m actually doing it. It’s one of the crazy things that I put on my list, just to see if I could ever do it. It turns out I can.” The August trek will help raise money for Childreach International, a charity that aims to provide sustainable solutions for impoverished children. Alicia wrote her list when she was just 14, as motivation to work towards her life goals. The list pushed her to achieve a black belt in karate and straight As in her GCSEs and A levels. The ‘to do’ list has not yet reached 100, but the University of Sussex

student said it would continue to grow and hopefully never end. She said: “Some of the things on the list will be very hard to achieve. Some are out of character and I am scared of a few of them, such as swimming with sharks. But they’re on there, nonetheless. “I’ve learned that if you set goals, however remote the chances of achieving them seem, it is always possible. The sky is the limit. “I never thought I’d say I would be walking along the Great Wall of China, so who knows what I’ll be doing next.” Visiting capital cities beginning with all the letters of the alphabet, besides the obvious obstacle of the letter ‘X’, may be the hardest to achieve. Of the 12 she has already accomplished, Alicia appreciates the smaller achievements such as seeing a West End show and learning to juggle. This year, she hopes to learn a language, create a signature dish and attend the Olympics. To donate to Childreach International thanks to Alicia’s trek, visit mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/ aliciasmithgreatwall

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Memories of gang in historic photograph Terry Potter Devonshire Road, Horsham

Further to “Photo in The Resident brought back memories” (The Resident, February 10). Shirley Standing (now Richardson) writes “standing just behind me” were John Hutton and his mother (Elsie). They were my

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Smile for the camera! And in those four words we are taught from an early age that the camera is a trusted and wonderful tool which will capture those moments and store those memories for a few to see and cherish. Then came the camera to the shop and the retailer discretely adding security to watch for unwanted �ive-�inger discounters whose loyalty cards would want for a serious punch. It did not take long for cameras to move onto the high street, where we are told these are for ‘our comfort’ and ‘our security’ and we nod and smile and keep calm and carry on and nothing more is said. Until one day you walk down the street and the police stop you. You are asked to stand for a moment and it is explained that you were seen exiting a bank and that you are wanted for questioning in regards to cash machine tampering. You have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear. Now an unseen eye in a distant room has singled you out for investigation and the cold swell of fear swishes around in the pit of your stomach.

It takes a moment as you explain to the of�icer that you want to record the interview – a matter leaving him or her in considerable consternation that a suspect is eagerly attempting to ensure that facts can be recorded consistently. You soon discover that because you looked Asian and wore an orange t-shirt as you left a bank you were the target of suspicion. Thankfully the criminal was not wanted for armed attack or the potential for terrorism, as you may not have been stopped so gently. So now we have a tool beyond our control and beyond our discretion as it records, evaluates and inconsistently applies its measure of justice and security, all for our own safety. Certainly there are moments wherein it successfully prosecutes its function in providing security or assuring the guilty are charged, but I am concerned we are patrolled by proxy and left without the presence of police. There are many calls to be vigilant in a time of freedom and none are better than those words said by the Nobel Laureate, Milton Friedman. “Maybe I did well and maybe I led the battle, but nobody ever said we were going to win this thing at any point in time. “Eternal vigilance is required and there have to be people who step up to the plate, who believe in liberty and who are willing to �ight for it.”

The Resident wants to hear from you! Send your views to our News Editor, Matthew James, at matthew@the-resident. co.uk or write to us at Opinion, The Resident, First Floor, 7-8 Sterling Buildings, Carfax, Horsham RH12 1DR We will not publish house numbers, but please include your full name and address with your comments


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20 really is plenty for Horsham too Catherine Ross www.catherinerosscommunications.co.uk

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A couple of weeks ago I heard murmurings of a proposed 20 mph speed limit for Horsham. These murmurings came from my esteemed colleague Loudmouthman and a mutual friend, Clive Walker. Both had been at the Horsham and District Cycling Forum meeting. If you live on one of Horsham’s ‘ratruns’ like Crawley Road, New Street or Blackbridge Lane and are sick of having cars flying past your house, this may be music to your ears. Chichester already has a 20 mph speed limit within its inner ring road

and the 20 is Plenty for Chichester campaign group has won council support for a public consultation on extending this to all A and B roads in the city. Worthing residents are also being invited to participate on a public consultation on a 20 mph scheme for their home town. A pledge to bring 20 mph speed limits to Brighton’s roads formed a cornerstone of Caroline Lucas’ election campaign in Brighton. Why, you may be wondering, is anyone bothering? Well, for a start, slower-moving traffic makes the streets safer. In 2010 (the latest figures currently available), 220 pedestrians were injured on West Sussex Roads. Sixty of them were children, 14 of these were severely injured. A further 253

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country, the 20 is Plenty movement is gaining considerable momentum. By driving down speeds and improving safety, we can expect to see an increase in walking and cycling, lowered emissions, improved health and reduced traffic noise. Who wouldn’t want those things for Horsham? For more information about what a 20 mph speed limit might mean, please have a look at www.20isplentyforus.org.uk You will find detailed, evidencebased information about the benefits of a lower speed limit and further information to dispel common myths. It is the source of the campaign materials for groups seeking speed limit reductions elsewhere in the country. I think Horsham is ready to join other towns and cities across the country and say that yes, 20 is plenty.

Disgusting pavement Liz de Cruz Redford Avenue, Horsham

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cyclists and 216 motorcyclists were injured across the county. Across the country, more than half of road deaths and serious injuries occur on roads with 30 mph limits. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) estimates that someone struck by a car travelling at 35 mph has only a 50 per cent chance of survival. At 20 mph, that person has a 97 per cent chance of surviving the accident. Already, 28 authorities across the country, representing a population of almost 7.5 million are committed to reducing the speed limit to 20 mph on residential streets. From major cities such as Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow and Sheffield to entire counties, including Lancashire, several London boroughs and numerous towns across the

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Last Saturday I attended the Free Expression Day of Action rally outside the House of Lords. This rally was organised in response to a number of recent incidents where freedom of expression had come under attack by religious groups. Most notably, a talk at the University of London in January entitled ‘Sharia Law and Human Rights’ had to be cancelled when a man walked into the auditorium filming the audience and threatening to “hunt down” anyone who said anything negative about his religion’s prophet. The police were called and as the venue could not be secured, the event was cancelled. Some people say that you should expect such a response; religions are too sensitive a subject for criticism. The question is why should religions be entitled to this special protection? All other ideas can be criticised and there is absolutely no reason for religion to be treated any differently. In asserting our right to freedom of expression we must not forget that this right comes at a price. Even people we disagree with must be allowed to speak publicly. For example, it would be hypocritical to demand freedom of expression for myself at the same time as denying this right for the BNP. We are under no compulsion to provide them with a platform, but we can’t in good conscience silence them while they are on theirs. Oh, do also remember to vote at elections – that’s a good way of fighting the BNP that some seem to have forgotten about. Real freedom of expression includes the freedom to choose your own religion. Over the centuries, the major religions have sought to influence this choice by taking control of the education of children. The Jesuit maxim “Give me the child for his first seven years and I will give you the man” holds true – if you control what goes into a child’s mind, you influence the choices it makes. This isn’t to say that the products of the proposed Oasis/HCT school in Southwater will be fundamentalist drones, but some of them will have had their choice of religion influenced by the effect of the church on their day-to-day environment. Many such people identify as ‘cultural Christians’ when they don’t really think too hard about it and will tick the Christian box on the Census, lending a sense of legitimacy to the established church. If the churches were truly only interested in providing good education, then they would set up a secular school, but they won’t do that. They claim to be victims whenever they are criticised, yet at the same time they actively seek to manipulate the religious choices of our children by influencing their schooling. And they succeed.


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More boom than gloom on Horsham high streets In February, Horsham shoppers voiced concerns on Facebook that the town’s retail industry was in decline. But some outlet owners disagree, and believe the future is bright for their business

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Despite concerns from the public expressed on social media last month, the retail industry in Horsham seems to be surviving the economic downturn. Around 100 comments were made on the Horsham Facebook page in February following the closure of stores in Swan Walk, one of which nicknamed a part of the centre the ‘square of despair’. But speaking about the past year, and their expectations for 2012, many of the town’s business owners paint a more promising picture.

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Jamie Thorne took ownership of Look Fantastic hairdressers in Piries Place a year ago with business partner Rebecca Mason. He said: “We’ve done brilliantly this past year. We set our sights high and went for it! “We’ve put a lot of hard of work into the business and long hours. We refurbished the salon and created a good atmosphere and a positive environment and we have built up a lot of support from regular clients.” Another business doing a ‘blooming’ trade is Blossom Flowers, also in Piries Place. The �lorist and gift shop reported a 20 per cent increase in sales last Christmas and throughout January 2012 compared with the same period the year before.

Owner Alice Bradley said: “We’re growing all the time. Things are going really well. We had a great 2011 and I hope it will keep going. I’m in the shop most of the time so I can keep an eye on costs and overheads, which has played a big part in the shop’s success. Plus we have a website which has helped.” Pat Burstow is a co-owner of Classic Bags. She said: “It’s been a pretty positive year for us. But we have had to work for it. We created a fresh new image and moved to a larger, brighter and lighter shop. “We also launched a website allowing people to buy online as well, which helps. Hopefully we are over the worst and we always look forward to the Spring and Summer seasons when people start to think about going on holiday. Ultimately we’ve tried to focus on the positive parts of our business and look forwards. Sue Brown, owner of Beeches Buffet sandwich and gift shop and café, added: “We offer value for money and are sensible about our pricing. I think that’s why we have done so well. And because I believe we serve the cheapest coffee in Horsham and the best eccles cakes. “We also have two different shops. One sells gifts and basket wear and the other is more focused on the café side of the business. “2012 is going to be a tough year for everybody. I’d like to see a bit of growth. Small independent businesses should support each other. Look fantastic’s Jamie Thorne concluded by saying: “2012 is going to be a tough year. But we are going to keep going, working hard, growing the business, welcome new customers and keeping our regular clients happy.”

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kitchens across Sussex, no matter how big or small. Steve said: “I’ve been doing this a long time, and it’s really great that I can now use my experience to install people’s ideal kitchen and do it with a personal, friendly service. “I work mostly alone, unless I need to bring in specialists for things like marble or tailor-made cupboards. That means I can offer flexibility and customers have a kitchen fitter they can trust working in their home.” Whether it is for an entire kitchen restoration from start to finish, leaving no surface unturned, or simply updating the cupboards, taps or tiles separately, Steve is your man. He can turn his hand to any kitchen and build it to your exact requirements. Steve added: “There is nothing I can’t do when it comes to kitchens. I have a real love for the work I do. I love meeting new customers and helping them create their dream space. “I work mostly on older kitchens, that are just in need of modernising. The layout may be fine but the doors, worktops, fittings and wall tiling need bringing up to date” Because Steve works for himself, there is no hard sell. “In some of the larger kitchen installation companies, it’s all about how much they can sell to the customer. But in my experience customers know what they want from their kitchen. It’s my job to listen to them, not the other way around.” Steve’s knowledge of everything kitchen-related means you will get an expert (and fantastic) finish at a price you will be pleasantly surprised with. Another reason you are sure to be happy with the result is that Steve is passionate about the work he does. He told The Resident: “It’s so satisfying to see the finished kitchen. I have happy customers who end up with a room that reflects their own tastes and lifestyles and will last for years to come.”


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Business

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The competition to find the business that serves Horsham’s favourite cup of coffee is back. Due to popular demand, Caffe Italia, returns for a second year running and businesses are now invited to enter. The competition is run by The Resident in association with Horsham District Council and Visit Horsham and invites the public to vote for the café, restaurant or any other vendor that they believe serves the best coffee in the town centre. Voting will begin next Friday, February 24, and any business that serves the hot drink can enter to receive votes and be in with the chance of winning the esteemed accolade – Horsham’s Best Coffee. Votes can be placed in person, using voting forms at coffee shops around the town or online at www.the-resident.co.uk Last year’s winner was Santa Fe, the café on the first floor of Waterstones, after its faithful customer base voted in their hundreds. The Resident received more than 1,000 votes in total from all the coffee shops that entered last year. The winner of the competition can expect to receive valuable press coverage in The Resident, not to mention a coveted coffee bean trophy, which they can display for one year. The competition forms part of the Piazza Italia festival in Horsham and the winner will be announced in the newspaper on the first Friday of the Italian-themed event, April 6. To enter your business and to request a competition pack including poster and voting forms, email Business Editor James Hood at james@ the-resident.co.uk and include a contact name, phone number and the name of your company.

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A hat-trick of ballet at The Hawth James Hood Entertainment Editor

james@the-resident.co.uk

At the end of February, the highly respected Moscow City Ballet will perform three classic ballets, one night after the other. The shows will star some of Moscow’s finest dancers and feature stunning solos and a live orchestra. On Monday, February 27, they

present Giselle, the story of love and betrayal, which has been called a beautiful spectacle by LeftLion Magazine. The following night, see The Nutcracker - a ‘delightful triumph… dazzling’ according to the Sunday Express. Then on the final evening, enjoy Tchaikovsky’s first ballet, Swan Lake. The romance and beauty of the classic show has been mesmerising audiences for more than 100 years.

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Gig Guide

Moscow City Ballet was founded in 1988 by distinguished Russian choreographer Victor SmirnovGolovanov. Since its formation the company has performed across the world. One of its greatest successes has been in the UK where it has given more than 800 performances since 1991, accompanied by the National Ballet Orchestra. For more information and to book, visit www.hawth.co.uk

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

Friday 17th February Loz Netto Band at The Malt Shovel, Horsham

Hugs all round as giant lion comes to town

Roary arrives at The Capitol

There were teeth on show all round The Capitol theatre last week – and it wasn’t only the smiles on all the children! Roary the Lion stopped by to say hi to his old friend Chris Jarvis (who was performing at the Capitol) and grrrrreeted young fans of his. Roary is the mascot of the Born Free Foundation’s free kids club, WildcreW. After the Chris and Pui Roadshow, Chris, Pui and Roary were in the foyer to meet excited children who were at the show and to say hello. Joanne Bartholomew, who manages Born Free’s events and fundraising, said: “It was amazing to see the children’s reactions to meeting Roary, with so many of them running up for hugs.

“We’re so lucky to have Chris on board to help to support our exciting kids club and we hope that all of the children who signed up on the day will log on to the website, get involved and tell their friends to sign up too. What a great day!” Chris Jarvis said: “What an honour and how exciting to be involved with Born Free’s kids club. It’s a great way to learn about the importance of wildlife around the world. “From the big response so far, it’s reassuring to see that young people are so switched on about all this - perhaps more than any generation before them!” The Born Free Foundation is based in Horsham and is an international wildlife charity, devoted to compassionate conservation and animal welfare.

This new choir is open to everyone, regardless of experience and ability. There are no auditions and you don’t have to be able to read music!! This friendly informal atmosphere will stretch you artistically and mixed with our strong Ariel production team’s know how with its years of experience, it really will be a new type of choir to be in! All levels of experience are welcome to join us in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The Ariel Choir Team is made up of contemporary music tutors, bringing with them an insight and experience into the world of singing and performance. The Choirs will be opening in March and will be located in Burgess Hill and Horsham.

QE2 School Horsham Wednesday 7.30 to 9.00 Oakmeeds Burgess Hill Tuesdays 7.30 to 9.00 Annual showcase and outside performances for our chosen charities throughout the year, should you wish to be involved. Applications are on line to download on www.arielct.co.uk

Tel: 01444 250407 / 01444 254466 www.arielct.co.uk contactus@arielct.co.uk

Musicians Nigel Bagge and Eddie Armer are coming to Horsham Folk Club on Sunday, February 19 for a night of blues music. The duo perform a mixture of classic blues, soulful ballads with a hint of country and swinging rhythm and blues, drawing inspiration from Robert Johnson, McTell and Ry Cooder – a perfect mixture for blues fans. The music is created by acoustic, slide and electric guitars, played by Nigel and the harmonica and mandolin, played by Eddie, who also provides the vocals. The talented duo has a wealth of experience behind them and have played together at numerous festivals. As well as working in the UK, Nigel has toured Europe as part of his own band and also joined the line-up of other bands. Eddie is the frontman with The Lonnigans and also replaced the late Cyril Davies in the reformed Allstars along with the original Rolling Stones drummer, Carlo Little. His recording credits include duets with famous names such as Ronnie Wood, Pete

Saturday 18th February South Of 55th at The Malt Shovel, Horsham High-Octane-Junkies at The Bedford, Horsham

Objayda at The Queen’s Head, Horsham

Teaser Rock Band at The Tanners Arms, Horsham

Tim Bolwell Jazz at The Foresters Arms, Horsham

Barndance with The Flying Toads at Pulborough Village Hall (£12 Including Ploughman’s Supper, Bring Your Own Drinks) Flairz 20th Anniversary Gig at Chequers Mead Theatre, East Grinstead (£12)

Chris, Roary and young helpers from The Born Free Foundation

The Blues are coming to Horsham Folk Club Leading on from the highly successful Junior Musicality Choir and Ariel Company Theatre productions, we have decided after a lot of requests from parents, friends and past performers. To open a choir for anyone who is 25+ years of age!!

Jak, Luke Godwin, Grit & Gold, No Face at The Tanners Arms, Horsham

Sunday 19th February Nigel Bagge & Eddie Elmer at Horsham Folk Club, The Normandy Centre Denne Road, Horsham Tuesday 21st February Horsham’s First Brazilian Percussion Group (Samba Band) at Horsham Youth Club, Hurst Road, Horsham Open Mic Night with Dave Toye & Friends at The Coach House, Cowfold

Wednesday 22nd February Open Mic Night with Terry at The Tanners Arms, Horsham Thursday 23rd February Willie Austin at The Chequer Inn, Steyning

Friday 24th February Ghoad at The Malt Shovel, Horsham Lesley Spires - Pipe & Tabor ‘Chelle Dean at The Tanners Arms, Horsham

Seeger and Jeff Beck, to name a few. Caroline Thomas, the publicity officer for the event, said: “We are delighted to have secured Nigel and Eddie for another appearance at the club. They are very popular guests, especially for people who are fans of the blues.” The performance begins at 8pm on February 19 and tickets will be available on the door from 7.45pm. Tickets: £5, members £3, under 21s and students free. For more information call 01403 276273.

Saturday 25th February Alter Ego at The Malt Shovel, Horsham Monikers at The Malt Shovel, Horsham

Double Zero at The Tanners Arms, Horsham Word Of Mouth at The Queen’s Head, Horsham

DD’s Showcase Night & Knockout Saturday at The Shelley Arms, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham

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The diva and her downfall Sophia Moir Entertainment Reporter

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was one of the greatest singers of all time. The recipient of six Grammys, two Emmys, 30 Billboard awards and 22 American Music Awards, she was once the Queen of the music industry. Houston’s self-titled debut album was the biggest selling debut album of any artist. She reached albums sales of over 200 million, before trying her hand at acting. She starred in the 1992 dramathriller, The Bodyguard, with Kevin Costner, who suggested Houston sing Dolly Parton’s track, I Will Always Love You, as the theme song. It

became the best selling single by a female artist of all time. In the same year, she married singer Bobby Brown, with whom they had a daughter, Bobby Kristina. They divorced in 2007 after 14 years of marriage and Houston was granted custody of their daughter. Much of Houston’s later life was tarred by frequent drug use, herself admitting in a 2002 interview, that she was her own “worst enemy.” Houston attempted a failed musical comeback in 2009. At the time of going to press, the cause of Houston’s death is unknown, although she was taking prescription drugs at the time. In the words of music journalist Paul Gambaccini, Whitney’s death is a “tragedy, a life lost, a great talent squandered”.

Fundraising boost for garden Music and Italian Night is being held at Billingshurst Community and Conference Centre on Saturday, February 25 to raise money for community project, Station Road Gardens. The fundraiser will be a family event with music from Jazami and The Booze Brothers, authentic Italian antipasti and a bar. The party starts at 7:30pm and finishes at 11:00pm. Tickets are £12.50

and can be purchased from Billingshurst Community Conference Centre, Kavanagh’s Budgens and Mansell McTaggart Estate Agents. The Station Road Gardens project has the backing of Billingshurst Parish Council and is run by a group of fifteen volunteers. The aim of the charity is to transform redundant football and cricket fields in Station Road into a pleasant community garden.

Entertainment

20 years glam and boy! Hands up anyone who remembers seeing FLAIRZ at Charlestons in Pease Pottage 20 years ago? Well, 20 years later, they are still going strong and celebrating two decades in the business on February 18 at The Chequer Mead theatre in East Grinstead. Over the past 20 years FLAIRZ have travelled all over the UK and into Europe too performing at pubs, clubs, Army and Naval bases, festivals, weddings and all the big UK holiday spots - Butlins, Warner and Haven resorts. The biggest gig they ever

performed at was the famous Liverpool Mathew Street festival on 2010 were an estimated 33,000 people attended. They have worked with many of the big 70’s acts, which include Slade, Sweet, Suzy Q, and The Bay City Rollers. Lead singer Zodiac Starchild also fronted BC Sweet at one point when Brian Connelly passed away. He has also played Bass guitar for Ultravox on one tour. FLAIRZ have had many line ups and everyone has their own favourite, but

on the night of the anniversary for one night only, FLAIRZ in true Glam Rock style will be using two drummers with Stix Lixx and ex Ultravox drummer Tony (Queen of the South) Holmes. On bass guitar will be Duff Meister, a man who made a career on television by dressing up as a hotdog to interview such stars like Pierce Brosnan and Jim Carey. Fronted by Zodiak Starchild, FLAIRZ will be proving yet again why they are considered to be the best 70’s show around on the circuit. There will be prizes for those who come in fancy dress on the night too! So call the Chequer Mead box office on 01342 302000 and book your tickets for this Glamtastik event! Tickets are selling fast so see you there.


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Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 March Mon 1.30pm & 7pm, Tue 1.30pm Experience spectacular science, dangerous demonstrations and extraordinary experiments as the Science Museum takes to the stage with a fantastic live show to blow your mind and challenge your brain. For ages 7+.

Thursday 5 April 8pm This showbiz legend and raconteur, returns to the stage to remind us just what we’ve been missing since his heyday at the very top of the entertainment business…

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Thursday 12 April 2.30pm & 7.30pm Vienna Festival Ballet perform one of the best known love stories lavish costumes, stunning scenery, international stars and the glorious music from Tchaikovsky in a night not to be missed.

Friday 16 March 8pm Blue Jeans celebrate 50 years of Motown Magic which takes in hits from The Four Tops, The Jackson 5, Diana Ross and a host of other Motown favourites. The Carpenters, Showaddywaddy and Abba bring us into the 70’s.

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THE RAT PACK IS BACK Saturday 14 April 7.30pm Britain’s longest running tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. The Rat Pack are backed by the fabulous Don Hunt Swing Band.

Saturday 17 March 8pm One thing is certain, men and women live on two different planets. Everyone has been confronted with, or irritated by incomprehensible behaviour on the part of the opposite sex. Why is this? The answer lies in this witty one man show based on John Gray’s educational best-selling book.

BILL ODDIE UN-PLUCKED Tuesday 24 April 7.30pm Behind the scenes with TV’s favourite wildlife man & his producer Stephen Moss. These life long birders share memories and stories from 15 years of some of the most popular natural history series ever made.

CELTIC DREAM Sunday 18 March 7.30pm Embodying the true spirit of the Emerald Isle, this production is a breathtaking myriad of brilliant choreography, phenomenal vocals, astounding musicianship and glittering costumes. The ultimate Irish experience.

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4 POOFS AND A PIANO Friday 23 March 8pm Having filmed 16 series as the house band on BBC’s ‘Friday Night with Jonathan Ross’ 4 Poofs and their piano are making a welcome return to stage with a brand new show titled Back in Business containing their popular brand of irreverent humour together with lush harmonies.

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Oscars season brings Movie of the Capitol’s Hollywood to Horsham century? Not far off it It’s hard to put your finger on exactly why this works. But maybe it’s simply because, they’re The Muppets!

Film 2012 presenter Claudia Winkleman proclaimed the latest flick starring the furry bunch of friends was “the movie of the century”. So I had high expectations from the latest Muppet offering, known simply (and rather respectfully) as The Muppets. And do you know what? I think she could be right. Perhaps its greatest accomplishment is the stripping away of the criteria we have all come to demand from modern movies – the graphics, the explosions, the 3D glasses. Instead, it focuses on pure, 100 per cent, uninterrupted entertainment. The old fashioned kind – good Vs evil, a little (tongue in cheek) song and dance, and a race to save a crumbling Muppet theatre from money grabbing property developers. There’s even an underdog Muppet who gets the opportunity to save the day – but will he? Terrific stuff. Obviously, The Muppets are clearly at an advantage here. I already love them, after all (I would be a bit dubious of anyone who didn’t). But even if you were an alien, visiting from

space, you couldn’t fail to have an affinity with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Co. Even as I grow older, as the decades pass, one thing remains constant – they are kind, they are cuddly and they are hugely entertaining. As many of these films often are, The Muppets is packed with lessons and morals. A prominent theme is that of growing up, finding your own path in life and being yourself – great stuff, for both the kids and a few adults in the audience. And speaking of the adults, it’s packed with grown up jokes and drops in a few hilarious pop culture one-liners too. And there are tender moments as well – notably when Muppet Walter’s big brother, played by Jason Segel, tells him he is his hero. I know. Take some tissues. It takes a pretty cold heart not to melt when the Muppets come on screen. The vast majority of us have grown up with them. And even if you are not already as big a fan as me, you’ll feel all warm and fuzzy inside for all 100 minutes of this film. Quite simply, it doesn’t disappoint. How could it – they’re the Muppets!

It’s an important time of year for showbusiness. If it’s not The Brits, it’s the red carpet coverage from The Golden Globes. Then, of course there was last weekend’s rather tragic (Whitney Houston) and exceedingly triumphant (Adele’s six-award success) ceremony for The Grammys. But if you’re interested in entertainment and awards season, it all comes down to one night. Oscar night. The 84th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 26 and once again the movies up for nomination and their leading and supporting actors are the talk of Tinsel Town. Among the Best Picture nominees are The Descendents, The Help and War Horse. And it’s definitely a year for good old-fashioned Hollywood - with the silent picture The Artist receiving 10 nominations and movie veterans George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt and Glenn Close all up for little gold statues. But it’s not only LA where movie magic is happening. Here in Horsham

The Capitol is showing three Oscarnominated films in the run up to the awards. And the film screenings in the category of The Capitol’s Oscars special season are… The Tree Of Life. Brad Pitt and Sean Penn star in the critically acclaimed movie about one man’s journey from childhood to adulthood and his mission to reconcile his relationship with his father. The story surrounds a Texas family in the 1950s and follows Jack, the eldest son and a lost soul who finds himself seeking answers on the meaning of life. My Week With Marilyn. Michelle Williams stars and has been nominated for an Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of the blonde bombshell. Also starring Brit boy of the moment Eddie Redmayne, in what has been a breakout performance for the actor. Together they tell the story of a brief romance between Monroe and a set assistant, Colin Clarke, while

making the Laurence Olivier movie The Prince and the Showgirl. W.E. Another largely British-made film, based on the affair between King Edward VIII and American Wallis Simpson. The romance stars James D’Arcy and Abbie Cornish. For more information or to book tickets visit www.thecapitolhorsham. com or call 01403 750220.

Coming soon

A lesson that life and love can begin at any stage in life if you learn to let go of the past. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to spend their retirement in the less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel, they arrive to find all is not as it seemed in the brochure. Despite less than luxurious conditions, the characters are transformed by the experience, set among the beauty of India. The film stars Judy Dench and Slumdog Millionnaire’s Dev Patel.

Showing on the big screen

The Muppets

The Woman In Black

A Monster In Paris

When three fans discover the Muppet Theatre will be drilled under for oil, they set out to find the Muppets and reunite them. A great film for adults and the kids alike.

Daniel Radcliffe stars in this classic ghost story as a young lawyer who travels to a remote village. He discovers a vengeful ghost of a scorned woman who is terrorizing the locals.

This 3D animated film is set in Paris in 1910 and follows a monster that lives in a garden and falls in love with a beautiful young singer. Family-friendly fun for half term.

For more information or to book tickets visit www.thecapitolhorsham.com or call The Box Office on 01403 750220


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Catstravaganza Fundraising Event

19th February

Learn about tree identi�ication from an expert. Join Vivien Hodge on an arboreal tour of Warnham Local Nature Reserve. Booking essential, call 01403 259592. Time: 10:30am to 1.00pm. Cost: £3.00 adults, £1.50 under 16s

Cats Protection Horsham event, featuring gifts, cards, presents, feline accessories, bric-a-brac, tombola, jewellery, toys, books, cds, dvds. Refreshments and homemade cakes available. 2pm–4pm at Millenium Hall, Roffey. Free admission - but donations and cat food are welcome.

Regular stand up comedy at The Capitol. Each month compere Kevin Precious introduces three top acts from the London circuit. This month, Marcel Lucont, DebraJane Appelby and David Hadingham. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, to book call 01403 750220 or www.thecapitolhorsham.com

19th February Softball Sessions

21st February

Horticultural Society Presentation

21st February

Softball sessions at Southwater Leisure Centre from 9.30am to 10.30am on Sundays from February 19 to April 1. Larry Rushin, of Horsham Junior Baseball Club, will coach girls aged 12-16. £1 per session, with no booking needed – just turn up, pay and play.

The Camelia Botnar Foundation will be the subject of a presentation by The Chief Executive commencing at 7.30pm. At Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham. All are welcome. Members free, guests and non-members £1 entry or join on the night for £5. For more info see www.horshamhorticulturalsociety.co.uk

An talk on the ducks, geese and swans, giving you some tips on how to tell one from the other, where they’ve come from, why they’re here and also some ideas of other wetland birds to look out for. 10am–1.30pm. Booking essential. Cost - £12pp (£8 for RSPB members). See www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

23rd February Wildlife walkabouts

23rd February

Broadwood Morris Men Meeting

23rd February

RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve’s regular gentle ramble is an ideal introduction to the reserve and its varied habitats and wildlife. An informal nature walk, taking in the seasonal delights on the brooks or the heathland trail. 10am–12pm. Every Thursday. Costs £4 per person (£2 for RSPB members).

Broadwood Morris Men meet every Thursday at The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham at 8.15pm. New members are welcome. Learn how to ring your bells, strike a stick and wield a sword. Call the Squire on 01403 258831 or visit www. broadwoodmorris.org.uk for more info.

Five books for one pound. That is the bargain on offer at a second hand book sale being held at Horsham Hospital between 10am and 2pm. Also a selection of toys. Organised by The League of Friends of Horsham Hospital in aid of hospital projects.

23rd February Curry and Quiz Night

Join us for a ‘wild’ evening with Care for the Wild 23rd February 25th February

Curry and quiz night at the Three Crowns Pub in Wisborough Green. 7.30pm start. Teams of up to 6 people. £15 per person to include curry, 5 raf�le tickets, free drink and entry to the quiz. For more information, or register a team email sarah.meurer@ngageltd.com

Care for the Wild is hosting an open evening between 5-8pm at 72 Brighton Road, Horsham, RH13 5BU, where local people and businesses can drop in to learn more about the charity and their work. For more information about the charity and the evening visit www.careforthewild.com

18th February Tree ID Walk

Barnstormers Comedy

Fish & Chips Quiz Night

Saturday 25th February - 7pm Start

£2.00 Entry - Cash Prizes All Welcome

Karaoke Night

Saturday 10th March - 8pm Start

British Legion Coffee & Antiques Valuation Morning

Saturday 14th April - 10am Start Celebrity Guest - £1 per item valuation

Winter Waterfowl Talk at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve

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Sussex Wildlife Trust bird box building event is from 11am-1pm at Owlbeech and Leechpool Woods, Horsham. Suitable for 6-11 year olds, all children must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs. Booking essential. For prices and to book please email swtbookings@ sussexwt.org.uk or call 01273 497561.


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Mary How Trust Film Society

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The next presentation from the Mary How Trust Film Society will be Midnight in Paris (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

A bike ride suitable for beginners is being arranged in Horsham to promote Fairtrade and cycling. Lead by experienced event leaders. Starts and ends at Esquires Coffee House, The Forum. Meet at 10.45am for an 11am start. Return at 12.30pm for refreshments. See www.horshamandcrawleyctc.org.uk

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‘Rudyard Kipling: His Life and Verse’ will be presented by Geoff Hutchinson at Southwater Local History Group at 7.30pm. Non-members welcome, just turn up with £3 at Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater.

An Introduction to Anomalistic Psychology. A talk by Professor Chris French, psychologist and former editor of The Skeptic magazine. His principle research area is the psychology involved in belief in the paranormal. 8pm at The Tanners Arms, Horsham. £2 per person to cover speaker expenses. For more info see www.horsham.skepticsinthepub.org

8-10th March

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

9th March

Epsilon at The Holbrook Club

10th March

Storrington Dramatic Society present Beyond Reasonable Doubt, a play by Jeffrey Archer. Accused of the wilful murder of his terminally ill wife, Sir David Metcalf finds himself locked in legal combat with his old rival. At Sullington Parish Hall. For more information and tickets see www.storringtondramatics.co.uk

Band Night with progressive rock band Epsilon at The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham. Doors open 8.30pm until 11pm. Bar open until 11pm, Restaurant until 9pm. Members FREE, NonMembers £3.

Quiz night at Storrington and District Museum, with Quizmaster Stephen Turrell. Come along at 7.00pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets are £9 including supper. To book call the Programme Secretary on 01903 745756.

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Horsham Decorative & Fine Arts Society will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary with an appropriate lecture titled Wine Related Antiques. The speaker will be John Ericson. At The Capitol, Horsham. Lecture begins at 10.45am. Visitors are always welcome. Admission £5.

Billingshurst Macmillan Support Group are holding a film night at 7.30pm at The Village Hall, Billingshurst. Tickets available from Mansell McTaggart or on the door. The film for March will be War Horse.

Table top and car boot sale from 10.30am1pm. Stalls, refreshments and more. Car boot sale is subject to weather. At The Salvation Army, Booth Way, Horsham, RH13 5PZ

Decorative Fine Arts Lecture

Charity Film Night

An illustrated talk about the ‘Bluebell Railway’, it’s creation, development and future, by Bill Barwell. 7pm at Horsham Library. Refreshments available, Tickets from Horsham Library Help desk - £2.00

Quiz Night

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A 4 double bedroom, 3 reception room detached family home of 1808 sq ft, built in 2003 by David Wilson Homes to their ‘Elmbridge’ design with 77’ max x 34’ south east facing garden, situated in a secure gated complex of only 14 similar sized houses, offered to the market with no chain. The property comprises; entrance hall, cloakroom, 15’7 x 12’10 bay fronted sitting room with gas �ireplace, 15’1 x 8’4 family room, 10’8 x 10’7 kitchen/breakfast room �itted with a modern range of units and Rangemaster cooker (the kitchen and family room could be knocked through to create a very large room if required), 22’3 x 13’2 UPVC conservatory/dining room with double doors onto garden, separate utility room where the boiler is located, door onto garden and into single garage (which could be converted into an additional reception room). Upstairs there is a 13’4 x 12’8 master bedroom with a range of built in wardrobes and an en-suite shower

room �itted with a white suite, bedrooms 2 and 3 have �itted wardrobes, bedroom 4 is also a double and the family bathroom is �itted with a white suite. Bene�its include; double glazed windows and LPG gas �ired central heating. The house is approached over a tarmacadam private driveway proving parking for one vehicle leading to an integral 16’6 x 7’10 single garage, the front garden is laid to lawn and if required could be converted into additional parking, side gate leads to the 77’ max x 34’ south east facing rear garden, fully enclosed by timber fencing and predominantly laid to lawn with shrub borders and a children’s play area to the rear of the plot. A substantial raised decked terrace adjoins the rear of the property with steps down to the garden and a further decked entertaining space. The freehold is available for £499,950. Viewing strictly by appointment. Please call Mansell McTaggart on 01403 263000.

Guy Leonard & Company is delighted to offer for sale a most charming period cottage believed to date back to the mid-eighteenth

century offering spacious living accommodation and situated in the heart of Thakeham village. The cottage has many �ine original

features such as a splendid brick inglenook �ireplace in the sitting room, exposed timbering to many of the ceilings and walls and oak doors. The accommodation comprises to the ground �loor of a kitchen bene�iting from solid oak panelled �looring and wooden Venetian blinds to the windows, dining room, sitting room with inglenook �ireplace and to the �irst �loor three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Externally there are beautifully landscaped gardens to the front and rear with steps leading down to a parking space. There are rural views at the rear of the property through pine trees to �ields beyond. The property is being offered for sale with a guide price of £379,950 for the freehold interest and Guy Leonard & Company highly recommends an internal inspection to appreciate its wonderful character. For further information or an appointment to view, please contact the vendor’s sole agents: Guy Leonard & Company on 01903 742354 or visit our website www.guyleonard.co.uk

Top tips for �irst time buyers With First Time Buyers Fortnight taking place between Monday February 20 and Friday March 3, a Horsham estate agent has laid down their top �ive tips to help make buying a �irst home a little less daunting. Courtney Green believes that by following their advice the whole experience can be an exciting and rewarding one from the beginning to end. Steve Green�ield, Managing Director of Courtney Green said: “First time buyers have had a bit of hard time in the last couple of years, but with the market starting to pick up and the �irst time buyer stamp duty holiday coming to an end, there has recently been an increase in activity. Having the opportunity to step onto the property ladder should be an exciting time so we’ve put together our top tips to help the �irst time buyers get started.” 1. Budgeting To start with, and one of the most

important tips, is to work out �inances and put together a budget, not forgetting to include such things as mobile phone bills, groceries and petrol. When owning a home extra costs can be incurred, such as furniture and emergency repairs so the buyer will need to know that they can afford it if something goes wrong. Courtney Green would never recommend a buyer purchasing something that they simply cannot afford. 2. Take time The buyer shouldn’t just go for the �irst property they �ind that they can afford, as they should be able to see themselves living there for an extended period of time. 3. Understand the mortgage Mortgages can seem confusing, so the buyer shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions. Mortgage advisors are there to help so the buyer and the advisor should research options thoroughly and the buyer should understand exactly what they are signing up for before committing.

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4. Use an estate agent’s knowledge An estate agent helps hundreds of people go through the process of buying a house every year, so they are the best people to help relay any fears. Again, the buyer should never be afraid to ask for help or advice from an estate agent, but make sure they are properly quali�ied and members of the NAEA. 5. Relax Perhaps the golden rule for �irst time buyers is to keep calm. “Buying a home is one of the most stressful events in any person’s life, whether they are buying their �irst home, or their tenth, so by relaxing in to the experience and alleviating some of the pressure, they are ready to negotiate on prices and get the best deal possible on their new home,” concluded Steve Green�ield. The Courtney Green team are always happy to offer advice at their of�ice in the Carfax or can be contacted on 01403 252222.

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Warnham, West Sussex Detached modern family house

Horsham 3 miles, Guildford 19 miles, Gatwick Airport 12 miles Offering well-appointed accommodation and situated in a private close within the heart of Warnhan village. 3 reception rooms, kitchen / breakfast room, cloakroom, utility room, 5 bedrooms (including master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and guest bedroom with en-suite shower room), family bathroom. Integral double garage, attractive garden. Guide price: ÂŁ725,000 knightfrank.co.uk/HOR110012

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Impressive family house set in beautiful grounds Horsham 1½ miles (London Victoria 55 minutes), Gatwick Airport 17 miles Spacious house sitting centrally within its grounds of formal park-like gardens and paddock land. 3 reception rooms, kitchen / breakfast room, study / bedroom 5, office, cinema room, utility room, laundry room. 4 further bedrooms, 3 bath / shower rooms (2 en-suite). Garaging, stabling, workshop, machinery store, studio. In all about 12.6 acres. Guide price: £1,975,000 knightfrank.co.uk/HOR110137

KnightFrank.co.uk/Horsham michael.sparks@knightfrank.com 01403 339180 JSA: Strutt & Parker 01403 246790


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A 3 bedroom, 2 reception room semi-detached Victorian house of 1,002 sq ft, updated and improved by the current owners, situated in a very convenient location within walking distance of railway station and town centre.

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An immaculately presented, 2 double bedroom, top floor retirement apartment, designed for those aged over 60, built by McCarthy & Stone in 2004, situated in a convenient position within 0.8 miles of the town centre. NO CHAIN.

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HEATHER CLOSE, HORSHAM £260,000

A 3 bedroom, 2 reception room, semi-detached house of 990 sq ft, presented in good order but now requiring modernisation, situated in a close of similar sized properties, offered to the market with no chain.

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THE POPLARS, HORSHAM £285,000

MEADOW CLOSE, HORSHAM £295,000

TRAFALGAR ROAD, HORSHAM OIRO £320,000

TRAFALGAR ROAD, HORSHAM £370,000

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

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A 2 double bedroom, semi-detached bungalow, built in the 1960s, coming to the market for the first time in 40 years, requiring updating throughout, with 23’9 double length garage and 30’ x 30’ west facing rear garden.

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SCHOOL HILL, WARNHAM £300,000

A 2 double bedroom, period cottage, built circa 1500s, coming to the market for the first time since 1960 and requiring modernisation throughout. Retaining a wealth of character with fine views over the green and farmland.

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A superb 4 bedroom attached barn forming part of a select development, converted approximately 20 years ago, retaining a wealth of character including vaulted ceilings, exposed beams. Double garage and 83’ garden.

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A stunning 3 double bedroom, town house, built in 2011 by Anbeck Homes, close to the town centre, Horsham park, railway station and excellent schools. 10 years NHBC guarantee and allocated parking. LAST ONE REMAINING.

A 5 bedroom, extended Victorian semi-detached house, of 1326 sq ft, with accommodation arranged over three floors. 27’ sitting/dining room, driveway, 64’ garden, close to schools, railway station and town centre. NO CHAIN.

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VICARAGE CLOSE, COLGATE £499,950

A 4 double bedroom, 2 reception room, detached family home, built in 2003 by David Wilson Homes, situated in a gated complex of only 14 similar sized houses. Being offered to the market with no onward chain.

ST GEORGES GARDENS, HORSHAM £625,000

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

www.mansellmctaggart.co.uk horsham@mansellmctaggart.co.uk

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MILL WAY, BILLINGSHURST £199,950

JUBILEE ROAD, RUDGWICK £219,950

DAUXWOOD CLOSE, BILLINGSHURST £339,950

NIGHTINGALE WALK, BILLINGSHURST £359,950

EASTON CRESCENT, BILLINGSHURST OIEO £400,000

THE RIDE, IFOLD £415,000

GUILDFORD ROAD, LOXWOOD £650,000

THE DRIVE, IFOLD £775,000

WEST CHILTINGTON LANE, CONEYHURST £1 Million

A modern 1-bedroom ground floor apartment for the over 55’s situated on a manager-assisted development within easy reach of the High Street. Inner hall, lounge, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, re-fitted shower room, parking.

Located in the village centre, a 2-bedroom first floor apartment in a retirement development with lift to first floor and residents’ lounge. Entrance hall, lounge/ dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, shower room, residents’ parking.

A modernised semi-detached property built in the 1950’s situated within easy walking distance of the High Street. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, central heating and double glazing, hard standing for 3 vehicles.

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Having agreed two sales recently in the Silver Lane area of Billingshurst, we now urgently require more 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes in the range of £200,000 to £400,000 for waiting applicants. Please call 01403 785288 if you have a property you are thinking of putting on the market.

A 3-bedroom detached bungalow re-decorated throughout situated in a quiet residential cul-de-sac. L-shaped entrance hall, lounge/dining room, newly-fitted kitchen and bathroom, double garage, south-facing rear garden.

A detached 4-bedroom house currently under construction close to the village centre. Master with en-suite, guest bedroom with en-suite shower, bathroom, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, garage and gardens.

BILLINGSHURST OFFICE

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

An extended 4/5 bedroom detached house situated at the end of a small cul-desac. Lounge, dining room, family room, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, bedroom 5/office, en-suite, bathroom, double garage, gardens.

A substantial residence with extensive garaging and workshops. Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, 4 bedrooms, en-suite with Jacuzzi-style shower unit, bathroom, roof terrace and patio, gardens and grounds of 1.25 acres.

A detached modern house in a small cul-de-sac of individual properties within walking distance of the main line station. 3 bedrooms, lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen, cloakroom, bathroom, double garage, garden on all 4 sides.

A detached bungalow with ample scope for further modernisation (STPP) set in approximately a third of an acre. Central hall, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, lounge, kitchen/breakfast room, garden room, large single garage, mature gardens.

A charming Grade II listed period farmhouse set in a rural hamlet, gardens and grounds of 1 acre. Hall, master with en-suite and dressing, 3 further bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, garden room, triple garage, stable block & paddock.

www.mansellmctaggart.co.uk billingshurst@mansellmctaggart.co.uk

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OLD MILL DRIVE, STORRINGTON £259,950

HARWOOD CLOSE, PULBOROUGH £289,950

LOWER STREET, FITTLEWORTH £339,950

HALF MOON LANE, SALVINGTON £359,950

BREWERS YARD, STORRINGTON £399,999

OLD LONDON ROAD, COLDWALTHAM £399,999

TRIPP HILL, FITTLEWORTH £409,000

OAK END, WEST CHILTINGTON £459,950

FOX DELL, STORRINGTON £459,950

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

A detached bungalow in popular location. 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite), sitting room, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, bath/shower room, garage, west facing rear garden enjoying a good degree of seclusion.

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

Detached family home built approx 3 years ago on the fringe of the village. 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite), sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, family bathroom, rear garden and garage.

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

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

A Victorian semi-detached cottage in the heart of the village. Sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom approx 60ft easterly facing rear garden, ample parking, garage.

Older style detached bungalow in semi-rural location with flexible accommodation in approx 1/3 of an acre. 3 bedrooms, good sized sitting/dining room, kitchen, bathroom, garden, various outbuildings, ample parking.

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

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A superb detached bungalow built in 1946 with panoramic views in plot of approx 0.42 on an acre adjoining fields. 3 double bedrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, wet room, 2 reception rooms, conservatory, double garage.

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CHURCH CLOSE, ASHINGTON £515,000

A detached family home built in 2000 by Rydon Homes in a sought after close. 4 bedrooms (master en-suite), sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, conservatory, double garage, garden.

GOOSE GREEN, NR PULBOROUGH Price Guide £765,000

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

www.mansellmctaggart.co.uk storrington@mansellmctaggart.co.uk

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Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a wok burner! With a stylish spec, fitted wardrobes, a double oven and a swish electronic key - if it’s apartment living you’re after, there’s no place like this home There is a stunning two double bedroom, two bathroom, top �loor apartment available at The Comptons, an exclusive development of homes built by Rydon in 2005. The property is situated in a gated complex with a large communal garden, has secure electronic key and video entry systems and allocated off-road parking. It is less than one mile from Horsham’s railway station and a short walk from the town centre. Inside, the apartment consists of a kitchen with a range of built-in

A 19th century home �it for a king Guy Leonard & Co at Pulborough are very pleased to be instructed to market this four bedroom wing of this landmark property with both private and communal gardens and wonderful elevated views. Beedings Castle itself was built in

the 19th century for Dr John Harley and sits at 250ft above sea level commanding unsurpassed views across the Sussex countryside towards the North Downs. This wing is a recent addition and blends well into the main building

with the added bene�it of having its own gardens and a detached double garage, workshop and sun room. The accommodation is spacious with a 19’8 drawing room which leads out to the garden, a good sized dining room and nicely �itted kitchen. A study/boot room and a cloakroom are also found downstairs. A galleried landing leads on to a principal bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, then three further bedrooms and a shower room complete the upstairs accommodation. The communal gardens are beautifully maintained and along with a strip of ancient woodland are available for the enjoyment of all Beedings Castle residents. Viewing this delightful unusual opportunity for the discerning purchaser is highly recommended. Guide price £550,000 for the freehold. For further information, or an appointment to view please contact Guy Leonard & Company on 01798 874033.

Truly rural agricultural property Guy Leonard & Company is delighted to bring to the market a four bedroom detached property with an agricultural restriction being offered for sale with substantial outbuildings and set within approximately seven acres (not measured) on the South Downs with outstanding views across beautiful countryside. Terridell Farm is situated in the Devils Dyke area of Brighton and Hove a renowned rural beauty spot. There are wonderful views from the property across open countryside to the English Channel in the distance. Terridell Farm was originally built in the 1980’s but the land has been in the ownership of the family since 1947. Internally the accommodation comprises an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, conservatory, three ground �loor bedrooms, family bathroom, a �irst �loor

bedroom with further space to convert subject to the necessary planning consents. Externally the property bene�its from substantial outbuildings including garaging, stables, barns, workshops, of�ice and gardens surround the property. It should be noted that an

Agricultural Restriction has been applied to this property. The guide price is £650,000 for the freehold interest. For further information or an appointment to view, please contact Guy Leonard & Company on 01903 742354 or visit www.guyleonard. co.uk

appliances including two ovens, a large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. As if that wasn’t enough there is ample storage space, a waste disposal unit, cushion-close drawers – and a wok burner! The 17’ x 10’8 lounge/dining room has double doors with a Juliette balcony and the hallway has an airing cupboard offering additional space. Both bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and the master bedroom has an en suite. Other bene�its include gas�ired central heating, double-glazed windows and loft space for added storage. The current owner said: “I bought this apartment as a �irst time buyer and I love it. I was really impressed with the size of the bedrooms and

living space. The location is fantastic, it’s peaceful, easy to maintain and the spec throughout is second to none. It’s amazing – the happiest home you’ll ever own.” This apartment can be yours for just £210,000. Viewing strictly by appointment. Please call Mansell McTaggart on 01403 263000.

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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 ? • • • • • •

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An exclusive development of 4 bedroom detached homes situated within easy reach of Horsham town centre and train station. Prices from ÂŁ615,000

Telephone Connells on 01403 256 331 or email horsham@connells.co.uk All incentives are subject to scheme rules, reservation conditions and status. Prices correct at time of going to press. Images shown are indicative of house types, interiors and/or local area.


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

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STEYNING POA A magnificent equestrian facility. An attractive brick and flint four bedroom main farm house, two holiday cottages, sixteen boxes forming stables and tack rooms, floodlit sand school, triple garage and stunning views. The whole set in approximately 37 acres in the historic village of Steyning.

Horsham 01403 248222

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


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WEST CHILTINGTON £1,200,000 A glorious detached “Wells” country house built in the late 1920’s having been extended and upgraded in recent years and set within beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds approaching an acre in one of the most sought after private lanes within the desirable village. Internally offering four bedrooms, three bathrooms, three reception rooms with separate seating area, conservatory and cloakroom together with a detached double garage, shed, greenhouse and fabulous gardens. Horsham 01403 248222

LOWER BEEDING £349,950

DEVIL’S DYKE £650,000

A wonderful opportunity to acquire a thoughtfully converted Forge situated on the edge of the village with good access to open countryside and Horsham. Beautifully presented with solid oak floors, a wonderful vaulted ceiling living room with exposed beams and a feature fireplace, kitchen/dining room which has bi-fold doors opening onto the garden, two bedrooms, loft room, ensuite, family bathroom.

A truly rural four bedroom detached property with an agricultural restriction benefiting from substantial outbuildings including garaging, stables, barns, and workshops, set within approximately seven acres (not measured) with outstanding views across open countryside to the English Channel beyond.

Horsham 01403 248222

Horsham 01403 248222

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NORTH HORSHAM

£559,950

£215,000

A three bedroom end of terrace house with a homely feel, but which would benefit from some up-dating. Entrance hall, living/dining room, kitchen, rear lobby, utility/store, bathroom, sep. w.c., double glazing, electric heating, hard standing to the front, mature 55ft rear garden. Vendors suited.

SLINFOLD

£425,000

Detached four bedroom chalet residence built in the 1960's and situated in a residential close in the heart of the village. Featuring good sized and adaptable accommodation that offers potential for modernising. Sitting room, dining room, study, fitted kitchen/breakfast room, two bathrooms, integral single garage, established rear garden with southerly aspect. No on-going chain.

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A spacious detached family house in a cul-de-sac in north Horsham backing onto woodland. Hall, cloakroom, sitting room, separate dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing area, bedroom 2 with ensuite shower room, 3 further double bedrooms, bathroom, integral double garage, gas heating to radiators, double glazing and good size garden enjoying much privacy.

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£219,950

A very well appointed and spacious two double bedroom first floor Leasehold apartment in prestigious gated development approximately a mile from the station. Living room, contemporary style kitchen with fitted AEG appliances, en suite to master bedroom, bathroom. Double glazing, gas heating to radiators, allocated underground parking. No chain.

Tel: (01403) 25 22 22 Fax: (01403) 21 80 62

STEYNING

£295,000

Imposing freehold property approx half a mile from the attractive town centre. Originally constructed circa 1860 as a railway warehouse and converted in 1987 to provide a spacious character 2/3 bedroom end house with accommodation over three floors and attractive views. Entrance hall, cloakroom, sitting room, conservatory, refitted kitchen/breakfast room, dining room/bedroom 3, bathroom, gas radiator heating, double glazing. Side and rear gardens. Garage and parking.

BILLINGSHURST

£279,950

Attractive semi-detached three bedroom house on good sized plot. Master bedroom with en suite, entrance hall, sitting room, dining area, modern fitted kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom, gas heating to radiators, double glazing. Attached garage, driveway parking for three cars, larger than average west facing rear garden. No forward chain.

HORSHAM

£355,000

A well extended four bedroom detached bungalow in the popular Lambs Farm area. Fantastic living/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom, sep. shower room, gas heating to radiators, mostly double glazed, garage, off road parking for three vehicles, secluded rear garden. No forward chain.

BILLINGSHURST

£250,000

A choice of two first floor superbly refurbished two bedroom apartments in this 19th century country house set in beautifully landscaped private grounds with panoramic views. The apartments retain many of the original features including some high ceilings and full height restored windows. Stunning contemporary kitchens and luxurious bathrooms. Open fireplaces, metered gas (L.P.G.) radiator heating, car parking barn. Prices from £250,000 for L/H.

Email: sales@courtneygreen.co.uk www.courtneygreen.co.uk

BROADBRIDGE HEATH

£495,000

An extended older style detached house with charm and character which has been vastly improved and modernised. Master bed with ensuite shower, 3 further bedrooms, luxurious family bath/shower room, entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, cloakroom, superb kitchen/breakfast room and separate utility room. Large detached garage, good size gardens. Leaded double glazed windows, gas fired heating to radiators.

PLUMMERS PLAIN

£449,950

Detached four bedroom family house with spacious accommodation in small residential close with pleasant outlook over playing fields. Master bedroom with en suite, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, bathroom, cloakroom, oil fired heating to radiators, double glazing, small integral garage, ample parking, gardens.

JASMINE COURT

L/H £117,500

One bedroom (two person) second floor (with lift) apartment for over 60's with House Manager on site five days a week and 24 hour monitoring. Living room, kitchen and bathroom. Residents' lounge, laundry room, guest bedroom and communal gardens. No chain.

HORSHAM

£215,000

Recently redecorated three bedroom terrace house with newly installed gas fired heating system to radiators. Entrance hall, sitting room, dining area, kitchen and bathroom, which would both benefit from up-dating. Double glazing, garage in block, garden. No chain. Offers around £215,000 invited.

WARNHAM

£375,000

A stunning Grade II listed semi-detached three bedroom cottage with an abundance of period features including a charming inglenook fireplace in the sitting room and oak panelling. Dining Room, lovely fitted kitchen, luxurious ground floor bathroom. Gas radiator heating. Delightfully landscaped 70ft rear garden with Indian sandstone terrace and south facing aspect.

ST LEONARDS ROAD

£205,000

Delightful two bedroom Victorian cottage within a mile of the town centre and station. Sitting room, dining room, kitchen, ground floor bathroom, master bedroom with en suite shower room, gas heating to radiators, double glazing, 70ft south facing rear garden.

HORSHAM

£359,950

An extended five bedroom semi-detatched family house on corner plot providing spacious and versatile accommodation. Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, bathroom, entrance hall, cloak/shower room, spacious living/dining room, good size kitchen/breakfast room, family room, double glazing, gas fired heating to radiators. Driveway, detached garage, rear garden.

BRIGHTON ROAD

L/H £189,950

Well presented two bedroom ground floor apartment in gated development. Hall, stylish open plan living room/kitchen, master bedroom with en suite, second bedroom and luxury bathroom. Gas radiator heating, double glazing, secure parking. No chain.


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£625 pcm

Horsham

£1,200 pcm

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A well presented one bedroom ground floor apartment in this prestigious and highly sought after residential development with excellent access to town centre and station. Security entry phone system, good sized lounge, fitted kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom with power shower. Unfurnished. Gas central heating. Allocated parking.

£1325 pcm

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£1,050 pcm

£850 pcm

£595 pcm

Horsham

£1,100 pcm

£625 pcm

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A refurbished detached bungalow situated within a cul-de-sac close to Littlehaven mainline station, local shops and bus routes. Entrance hall, L-shaped lounge/dining room with bay window, refitted bathroom with white suite, refitted kitchen, two good sized double bedrooms. Off street parking for several cars, garage, and secluded rear garden. GFCH. Unfurnished.

Tel: (01403) 25 22 00 Fax: (01403) 21 80 62

Horsham

£1,100 pcm

A recently decorated and carpeted end terrace house situated in a small cul-de-sac location, walking distance to town, park and station. Entrance Hall, refitted kitchen with appliances, lounge with doors to garden, two good sized bedrooms and a bathroom. Garage, calor (LPG) gas fired central heating, double glazing. Unfurnished with kitchen appliances.

Horsham

£950 pcm

A newly refurbished bungalow situated in a small, very well regarded cul-de-sac location off Pollards Drive, which is walking distance to the mainline station. Entrance hall, large living room with doors to garden, new kitchen with appliances, two double bedrooms, new bathroom with `P`shaped bath and power shower, conservatory, garage, gfch, double glazing. Unfurnished.

Horsham

£795 pcm

A two double bedroom first floor executive apartment, situated in a gated development close to the mainline station, park and town centre. High specification including double glazing, laminate floor throughout, Open plan fitted kitchen with granite surfaces and appliances, good sized lounge, en-suite shower room and further full bathroom. Covered parking bay. Furnished.

Broadbridge Heath

£675 pcm

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A very well presented characterful one bedroom first floor flat situated in a very convenient location by station and walking distance to the town. Communal entrance hall, living room/kitchenette with exposed wooden floor and sash windows, inner lobby, bathroom and seperate bedroom. Parking for one car. Economy 7 heating. Part furnished or unfurnished.

Southwater

A beautifully presented and very good sized three bedroom semi-detached house situated in a cul-de-sac location. Entrance hall, cloakroom, living room, dining room, refitted luxury kitchen with integrated appliances, bathroom and an ensuite shower room to the master bedroom. Integral garage and pretty garden. Unfurnished. No Children. No Pets.

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A well presented two bedroom terraced house with good room sizes in a popular North Horsham cul-de-sac. Entrance hall, downstairs cloakroom, lounge & separate dining area, modern kitchen with appliances, two double bedrooms, master with en-suite shower room & a further bathroom. GFCH, double driveway for 2 cars, unfurnished. Private garden.

£825 pcm

EW

A recently refurbished three bedroom semi-detached house situated within convenient reach of local shops and buses. The house is very well presented throughout. Entrance hall, cloakroom, double aspect lounge, double aspect kitchen with cooker and fridge (w/machine negotiable), three bedrooms and bathroom with shower. Detached garage and parking. Unfurnished.

Horsham

Horsham

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A beautifully presented three bedroom home in a small private estate in the centre of this very popular Sussex village. Large entrance hall, cloakroom, utility room, living room with doors to garden, two double bedrooms, further single bedroom, two bathrooms, garage, private garden. Unfurnished with appliances.

£1,150 pcm

EW

A beautifully presented three bedroom detached house convenient to local shops and Littlehaven Station. Entrance hall, cloakroom, modern kitchen with cooker, living room, double glazed conservatory, three bedrooms (master with en-suite shower room), newly refitted bathroom with shower. D/Glazing. GFCH. Garage & driveway, Private garden. Unfurnished.

Horsham

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A well presented and good sized first floor maisonette in a corner of a cul-de-sac location with allocated parking. Personal entrance hall, good sized double bedroom, lounge, good sized kitchen with appliances, modern white bathroom with shower, double glazing, electric heating. Unfurnished. Viewings recommended.

A recently built, well presented luxury apartment situated on this small new development on the Brighton Road, walking distance to the town & station. Security entrance hall, large 21` lounge/diner, fitted luxury kitchen with built in appliances, two bedrooms and a bathroom (master bedroom with en-suite shower room), allocated parking, gas central heating. Unfurnished.

Horsham

£925 pcm

A clean and bright two bedroom ground floor flat. Security entry phone system, good sized lounge with laminate flooring, kitchen with appliances, two bedrooms with built in wardrobes, master bedroom with dressing area and wash basin, bathroom with shower, allocated parking space. Double Glazed windows throughout. Unfurnished.

Horsham

£1,100 pcm

EW

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A beautifully refurbished Victorian split level Apartment. Security entry phone, impressive large reception room with bay window, separate large dining room/bed 3, new luxury kitchen and bathroom, two double bedrooms on top floor. Unfurnished with appliances. Gas central Heating. Viewings highly recommended. No Children.

Email: lettings@courtneygreen.co.uk www.courtneygreen.co.uk

A recently built detached house situated in a very sought after location off Depot Road and close to the main line station. Spacious entrance hall, 17'5 lounge, large cloakroom, 25` kitchen/diner with doors to garden, 2 bedrooms and a study. Private rear garden. Plenty of parking. Unfurnished.


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Property

A charming character cottage

Ask the Experts

The Letting Agent Kathy Taylor Senior Manager Leaders

Q

The boiler in the property I let out broke down at the end of January and it was just over a week before it was fixed. My Tenant claimed I was in breach of contract because the boiler had not been regularly serviced and checked into an expensive hotel until it was fixed. He is now asking me to foot the bill. Can he?

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In this sort of situation you are partly liable for the cost of the bill under breach of contract for failing to comply with the repairing obligations under the terms of the Tenancy (Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985). As you failed to maintain the boiler in a good condition resulting in it breaking down, your tenant is entitled to claim damages which can include the cost of staying in alternative accomodation. Your tenant however does have a duty to mitigate their loss therefore should have found a more reasonable place to stay such as a local B&B rather than an expensive hotel. That is not to say though that he would have been expected to sleep on a friends sofa! In this instance, as your tenant has ended up with a large hotel bill because he has not taken reasonable steps to mitigate his loss, he is unable to claim full reimbursement from you. For advice on any aspect of Letting or Renting contact Kathy Taylor 01403 2175856, 01483 274444 or kathytaylor@leaders.co.uk

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

Well presented, detached bungalow

MBG Properties are delighted to bring to the market this charming detached character cottage within easy walking distance of Partridge Green village centre, and close to public transport. This is an extremely interesting property that has never been rented out before. It has a long history, and in its time has been a shop and a tea-room before being converted to a home. It has a quirky, but very livable layout. Little Hatch must be seen to appreciate its numerous unusual features, including the curved beams in the lounge, and the lovely secluded garden to the rear. Newly decorated, it boasts two good sized double bedrooms and two ensuites. This, coupled together with a fantastic 31’ triple aspect lounge, make Little Hatch a property that has to be viewed. There is hard standing for 3 vehicles at the front. Use of the garage/workshop is negotiable. The cottage can be let furnished, partfurnished or unfurnished. For further information or an appointment to view, please contact Elaine Gray or Tracey Bailey at MBG Properties on 01403 267530 or visit www.mbgproperties.com

Guy Leonard & Company is very pleased to bring to the market an extremely well presented detached single storey residence, which has been greatly improved by the current vendors to provide spacious and comfortable accommodation. The property comprises internally of an entrance porch, entrance hall, shower room, spacious sitting room, kitchen breakfast room, three bedrooms and re-fitted bathroom. It benefits from double glazing and gas heating to radiators. Other features include

fitted wardrobes to two bedrooms and Kardean flooring to the hall and kitchen/ breakfast room. Externally there are attractive landscaped gardens to the front and rear, parking for several vehicles and a garage. The guide price is £375,000 for the freehold interest and an internal viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this tastefully decorated bungalow. For further information or an appointment to view, please contact on 01903 742354 or visit www.guyleonard.co.uk

Brock Taylor is pleased to announce the recent arrival of Daniel Wood, who joins the award-winning Horsham estate agents as the manager of their rapidly expanding Lettings department. Daniel is an ARLA qualified agent who is able to offer a wealth of experience having worked for over ten years in the lettings market, with an intimate knowledge of Horsham and the surrounding villages gained from working for a successful independent agent in the town previously. Daniel began his lettings career in 2000 and first came to Horsham in 2006, since then he has successfully managed offices in East and West Sussex, although more recently ran a well known independent Letting agency in Surrey. Daniel commented “In 2011 we experienced an unpredictable sales market, with limited mortgage finance available to buyers, and an uncertainty about whether prices would rise or fall. These factors helped to create a significant uplift in demand for Lettings properties, with demand outstripping supply and some noticeable rises in the rents that we achieved for our landlords. In addition with interest rates still at

record lows we saw more first time landlords enter the investment market, looking to get positive yields of between 5 & 6% on their savings. For these new landlords I am able to offer a personalised service with specific advice on the best properties to buy to maximise the returns they receive, even attending viewings with – or on behalf of – the potential landlords. We also saw a number of owners unable to sell for a specific price who decided to let, rather than sell their properties, who were pleasantly surprised at the prices that I achieved for them .“ He further stated “In the current tough economic climate people will always be tempted to try to save a few pounds wherever possible, but these small savings can pail into insignificance when landlords experience a difficult let – either through a tenant not paying the rent or damaging a property. This is where a good letting agent’s advice and experience is vital. At Brock Taylor our staff are put through training courses to obtain their ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) qualifications so that our Landlords are reassured that they are getting the right advice to avoid making

costly mistakes.” Since arriving at Brock Taylor Daniel has helped to develop the services offered to their clients and introduced a number of exciting new initiatives too. Brock Taylor’s Director – Peter Maskell stated “I am delighted that Daniel decided to join Brock Taylor, although he had a number of offers from our competitors. I believe he was excited at the way the company has grown over recent years and our exciting plan for the next few years which I am sure Daniel will help us to achieve. He is a highly effective property professional who can only help us improve the service we offer to our clients”. So if you are a potential first time landlord – weighing up the pros and cons of buying your first investment property – or an experienced landlord with an existing portfolio Daniel would love to hear from you. He can be contacted on 01403 272022x212 or emailed at danielwood@ brocktaylor.co.uk. To celebrate the arrival of Daniel to our Lettings Department Brock Taylor are offering six months free rental guarantee, all you need to do is quote this article, at the point of instruction.

Let Brock Taylor help you manage your investment


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East Grinstead £3,495 pcm

Ifold £2,500 pcm

A truly stunning and newly built five bedroom detached family home situated in a private gated plot on the outskirts of East Grinstead.

A modern four bedroom detached family home set in the sought after village of Ifold with three reception rooms and double garage.

Hamptons Office Horsham

Hamptons Office Horsham

Southwater £1,800 pcm

Warnham £1,800 pcm

A spacious and well positioned five bedroom detached family house located in a residential cul-de-sac in a sought after area of Southwater.

A fantastic three bedroom split level penthouse apartment situated in the exclusive development Warnham Manor.

Hamptons Office Horsham

Hamptons Office Horsham

01403 839053 horshamlettings@hamptons-int.com

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01403 839053 horshamlettings@hamptons-int.com

01403 839053 horshamlettings@hamptons-int.com

Best for Property Management. Hamptons International has been crowned Gold Winner in Best for Property Management at the 2011 Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times and The Times, recognising Hamptons’ commitment to exceptional customer service. Call us to find out more about how our Property Management Services can help us meet your property requirements.


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Horsham | £950 PCM Three Bed Semi-Detached Unfurnished Available April

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Capel | £3,500 pcm

Bolney | £2,395 pcm

Rudgwick | £1,695 pcm

Lettings Department 01403 282500

Lettings Department 01403 282500

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Wisborough Green | £1,250 pcm

Rudgwick | £995 pcm

Rudgwick | £995 pcm

Lettings Department 01403 282500

Lettings Department 01403 282500

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Horsham | £945 pcm

Horsham | £825 pcm

Horsham | £695 pcm

Lettings Department 01403 282500

Lettings Department 01403 282500

Lettings Department 01403 282500

Substantial 5 bedroom, 3 reception room, character property with swimming pool and set in approximately 2.7 acres with stables, approx. 7 miles of Dorking Town Centre. Briefly comprises entrance hall, family room with fireplace, two separate kitchen breakfast rooms, utility room, downstairs WC, drawing/sitting room, formal dining room.

Immaculately presented 16th century detached character cottage set in large attractive gardens in a rural location on the fringes of a highly sought after village. Briefly comprises a well appointed cottage style kitchen, utility/conservatory area, downstairs bath/shower room with WC, dining room with exposed timber beams.

Well presented and neutrally decorated 3 bedroom semi detached house, situated down a sought after residential road in North Horsham. Briefly comprises entrance porch, spacious lounge/living room, attractive and modern fitted kitchen breakfast room with double doors opening out on to the rear patio and garden.

Substantial and well presented 4/5 bedroom, 3 reception room country residence set in a rural location on the outskirts of Bolney, near Haywards Heath. Briefly comprises a spacious bright and airy entrance hall, double doors opening into a large triple aspect lounge/sitting room with exposed timber beams, wood burning stove.

Delightful 2 double bedroom, 2 bath/shower room, single storey, converted barn situated on a private farm estate near the highly sought after village of Rudgwick. Briefly comprises a entrance door leading into the centrally located open plan lounge/dining room with vaulted ceiling and exposed timber beams, solid wood flooring throughout.

Recently refurbished 2 double bedroom house in a popular residential close in Horsham and near Littlehaven train station. Briefly comprises entrance hall, open stairs leading to first floor, open plan lounge/diner with patio doors leading out to the rear garden, contemporary kitchen with double oven.

Spacious and well presented 4 bedroom, 3 reception room family home situated down a private residential close in the highly sought after village of Rudgwick. Briefly comprises entrance hall with useful storage cupboards, downstairs WC, dual aspect lounge/sitting room with working fireplace and patio doors opening out to the rear garden.

Large ‘Penthouse’ style top floor, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment set in the prestigious ‘Martlett Court’ private gated development in a highly sought after village. Comprises parking, entrance hall, lift, private entrance hallway, 1 en suite shower room, bath/shower room, open plan lounge/diner, fitted kitchen, double glazing, central heating.

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

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Down on the farm

If you have ever dreamed of living on a farm without the hard work of mucking out cow sheds and milking the herd, but hankered after the rural idyll, then this could be the chance you have been waiting for. Henry Adams in Horsham are offering the opportunity to live the country life at Alfa cottage, a delightful two bedroom converted dairy barn set on a working farm in rural Rudgwick. The compact yet charming home retains a number of the original character features including exposed wooden beams throughout the

property and an impressive vaulted ceiling to the main living area. The property has been skilfully converted and benefits from all the mod cons required for modern day living, including plenty of storage cupboards & wardrobes. To keep you warm and cosy oil fired central heating has been installed. There are also wooden floors fitted, in keeping with the country look and feel, but with the ease of maintenance for this delightful rural home. The kitchen is fully equipped with various appliances. There are ample work surfaces and storage within the charming cottage style kitchen for the

country cook and their array of culinary gadgets. The main bedroom has cleverly retained some of the original exposed wall timbers to add to the charm of the room. With the added luxury of an en -suite shower room with a crisp white suite & a ceramic tiled floor. Should you prefer a soak in the tub after a busy day, the cottage also has a family bathroom fitted with a bath, wc & basin. In addition there is a second double bedroom, an ideal study, keeping you away from the hustle and bustle of a busy office or town environment. The courtyard garden is enclosed to provide a private haven in which to relax and entertain, with a brick built barbecue & garden table for al fresco dining during the warmer summer evenings. The delightful surrounding countryside will beckon with some interesting routes for walking and exploring. And on your return from work or play if you so desire there is always the warm welcome of the local country inn close to home for some refreshment! If you would like to sample life on the farm , call the lettings team at Henry Adams Horsham today on 01403 282500 and start living your life in country.

Demand for 2 and 3 bedroom houses in Horsham “exceptionally high”

Local letting specialists Leaders are reporting strong demand for two and three bedroom homes to rent in Horsham. Following a very busy January, which saw high demand for all types of good quality rented accommodation in the area, Leaders are encouraging anybody with a property to let or considering buying a property to rent out, to contact them for advice on how to make the best of the buoyant market conditions. Says Leaders’ senior manager,

26 - 27 West Street Horsham West Sussex

Kathy Taylor: “Good quality two and three bedroom houses in Horsham are highly sought after by renters and can bring in a rental income of £795 - £1200 per month, depending on their size, presentation and exact location. We are seeing exceptionally high demand for three bedroom homes in the £900 – £1100 monthly rental range. “Many of the enquiries we receive for houses come from people already living in rented accommodation who are looking to move to a larger or better located property. All are looking for accommodation with modern kitchens and bathrooms and good quality fixtures and fittings – we can advise landlords on exactly how to present their properties to attract the most interest and best possible rent.” With its good selection of schools and amenities, all areas of Horsham are popular and Leaders are finding that good quality homes are being snapped up very quickly, particularly in the North Heath area, close to Littlehaven station, just West of the town centre and in and around Hills Farm Lane. For advice you can trust on all aspects of renting or letting in your area please contact your local Leaders branch: Horsham 01403 217585 or horsham@leaders.co.uk

Property Management

BILLINGSHURST £950 PCM

HORSHAM £825PCM LET SIMILAR REQUIRED

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Three bed unfurnished semi-detached house with garage

Two bed unfurnished flat in The Forum

Two bed unfurnished flat in town centre

Three bed unfurnished house with garage within walking distance of town centre

HORSHAM £825 PCM

BEARE GREEN £950PCM LET SIMILAR REQUIRED

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Two bed unfurnished house with garage in block

Three bed unfurnished bungalow

Three bed unfurnished house

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937306 Cranleigh £550 pcm

937286 Cranleigh £650 pcm

937252 Cranleigh £750 pcm

937467 Cranleigh £825pcm

Self-contained first floor studio flat situated within a short walk from the High Street. Features gas central heating and double glazing.

Modern and well presented one bedroom flat situated just a short walk from the village centre. Allocated parking.

A one double bedroom house situated in a popular modern development and conveniently within walking distance of the village centre.

Very well presented two bedroom split level apartment located in a central village location. Features a private decked area.

938041 Cranleigh £850 pcm

937808 Cranleigh £1,300 pcm

937578 Cranleigh £1,500 pcm

937583 Cranleigh £1,500 pcm

Spacious detached coach house situated in private grounds and featuring an open plan lounge with spiral staircase to the first first floor.

Four bed end of terrace town house with garage and patio garden. Modern kitchen/ breakfast room and lounge. Unfurnished.

Modern four bedroom detached house with modern fitted kitchen, conservatory, a private rear garden and garage.

A three bedroom detached bungalow situated in an attractive quiet setting on the outskirts of Cranleigh. Large south facing rear garden.

ProPerty of the Week

937704 Ewhurst £1,695 pcm

937973 Loxwood £1,695 pcm

Well presented unfurnished three bedroom detached lodge house in an attractive rural location with surrounding garden and driveway.

A good size five bedroom detached house situated in a highly sought after village location and featuring an open fire in the sitting room.

953733 Ewhurst £1,500 pcm 938023 Cranleigh £2,950 pcm

937897 Cranleigh £5,500 pcm

Well presented 16th Century cottage in a quiet location boasting five double bedrooms, patio area and garden. Access to lake and orchard.

Imposing wing of a large neo-Georgian country house with six double bedrooms and uninterrupted far reaching views to the South Downs.

Winners of Best Company in the 2010 Sussex Business Awards

Bright and spacious four bedroom unfurnished semi-detached property in the heart of the village. Benefits from new carpets and fresh neutral decor throughout.

Cranleigh:

01483 274444

228 High Street,Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8RL email: cranleigh@leaders.co.uk Follow us @LeadersSurrey

Opening times: Mon-Fri 9.00-5.30 Sat 9.00-2.00


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ProPerty of the Week

85695 Horsham £525 pcm

594486 South West Horsham £785 pcm

Spacious and well presented first floor unfurnished studio apartment situated in a popular residential area. New redecorations and carpets.

Delightful two bedroom mid terraced house situated in a quiet residential area. benefits include central heating and double glazing.

947654 Billingshurst £925 pcm Spacious three bedroom terrace house situated in a quiet cul-de-sac and within easy reach of Billingshurst mainline station and The Weald School.

87087 North Horsham £835 pcm

84641 Billingshurst £850 pcm

Well presented two double bedroom unfurnished house with garden and garage.

A modern two bedroom unfurnished house situated in the heart of the village centre.

941249 Broadbridge Heath £925 pcm

109000 West Horsham £960 pcm

944365 Horsham £975 pcm

884940 Horsham £1,095 pcm

Spacious three bedroom mid terrace house situated in a popular residential area in Broadbridge Heath

Spacious three bedroom unfurnished bungalow situated in a popular residential area and benefiting from a garage and driveway parking.

Newly refurbished three bedroom terrace house situated in a quiet residential cul-de-sac. Central heating and double glazing.

Spacious three bedroom unfurnished semidetached house with garden and garage, situated in a popular residential area close to the A264.

572026 Horsham £1,150 pcm

84465 Rural Cowfold £1,250 pcm

584816 Ashington £1,750 pcm

939191 Southwater £1,750 pcm

Near new three dobedroom town house situated close to Horsham town and station. Central heating and allocated parking.

Spacious detached unfurnished bungalow situated in a superb rural location close to Cowfold village.

Substantial five bedroom detached family house set in a quiet residential close. Features a stunning fitted kitchen/breakfast room, large rear garden and integral garage.

Superb and immaculately presented four bedroom unfurnished detached house offering high spec contemporary accommodation. Viewing recommended.

Winners of Best Company in the 2010 Sussex Business Awards

Horsham:

01403 217585

18a Market Square, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1EU email: horsham@leaders.co.uk Follow us @LeadersSussex

Opening times: Mon-Fri 9.00-6.00 Sat 9.00-5.00


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Motors

the-resident.co.uk

Bentley goes sky high to show off new V8 Olli Nott Motors Editor

Bentley Motors celebrated the arrival of its new 4.0 litre V8 Continental GT coupe in Germany with a sensational flying debut above downtown Munich on February 8. Anyone struggling through the rush hour would have seen the bright red Bentley taking a dramatic shortcut, suspended beneath a helicopter, to beat the traffic jams and arrive at a specially-designed podium at the summit of a high rise complex close to Munich’s city centre. The fashionable SkyLounge – positioned in a glazed bridge between two skyscrapers – was the venue for an exclusive Bentley Continental V8 launch party for 300 VIP guests. Klaus Becker, General Manager of Bentley Munich, who organised the show-stopping helicopter stunt commented: “A dramatic car got the debut we

felt it deserved and we took a little bit of our inspiration from Bentley’s iconic ‘Winged B’ emblem. On a practical level the helicopter was the fastest way to get to the rooftop podium.” The 4.0 litre V8 is much smaller than the previous 6.0 litre W12 engine offered in the last Continental GT, but with very little difference in high end speed, the new engine offers, quoted by Bentley, 40% better fuel efficiency. Perfect for driving with the heightened fuel prices you see today. Do you think the stunt was over the top? Or do you think it was a perfect way to show off the new Bentley? I would have loved to have been part of it, and think that the whole stunt was cleverly executed, leading to a great launch party. Next stop, Horsham? Though a place to put the Bentley would be hard to find… the top of The Resident’s office? If I ask, the worst they’ll say is no… right?

Mazda Takeri ready for European unveil at Geneva

Mazda will unveil its Takeri concept car for the first time in Europe at next month’s Geneva International Motor Show. Mazda Takeri is a next-generation mid-sized saloon featuring Mazda’s new and unique i-ELOOP regenerative braking technology. The Takeri is the latest concept to adopt Mazda’s ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme, bringing a new level of strength and allure to saloon styling. The Mazda Takeri offers a taste of the future direction of Mazda’s next-generation CD-segment saloon, further developing the vision of the Mazda Shinari, an exciting fourdoor sports coupe concept showcased at Geneva last year.

Under its captivating exterior, the Takeri features Mazda’s highly-efficient new SKYACTIV-D diesel engine with a fuel-saving ‘i-stop’ system and six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission. The Takeri aims for the ultimate in energy efficiency without compromising on Mazda’s fun-to-drive performance and handling. It is the first Mazda car to be equipped with iELOOP – short for “Intelligent Energy Loop”. This is Mazda’s first regenerative braking system and uses a unique solution that converts kinetic energy to electricity during deceleration and stores it in an electric double-layer capacitor.

The power is used to run the vehicle’s electric components, thus reducing the load on the engine and increasing fuel economy by up to 10 percent. This contributes to the Mazda Takeri’s outstanding fuel economy, which is achieved at no sacrifice to performance or comfort. With the departure of the RX-8 soon, the Takeri will become Mazda’s flagship, and I can’t wait. The new KODO design theme is a huge improvement on Mazda’s of old, and the new technology brings Mazda in-line with Toyota, Honda and Lexus, giving Mazda, and the Takeri a fighting chance at the CD- segment. Hurry up Geneva!


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Last Saturday morning, while it was still -11°C (minus ELEVEN), my NWSS buddy Nigel and I set off for Albion’s match at Leeds. Elland Road hasn’t been the best of hunting grounds and as we drove north, through the frozen countryside, neither of us could see Albion getting more than a draw. The roads were clear and by noon we were sampling a pint of Leeds Best bitter and tucking into a full English breakfast. Under a tenner for two beers and two meals – not bad! We had arranged to meet my twin nieces, one of whom is attending Leeds University. Having phoned ahead of our arrival, and being told they were just leaving the house, we were expecting to �ind them waiting for us in the pub. I guess we should have known better – they �inally turned up more than an hour and a half after our arrival. Neither Lily nor Beth had ever been to a match and as neither Nige nor I had been to Elland Road the afternoon was a new experience for all of us. Walking through Leeds city centre, we came across a small demonstration against United chairman Ken Bates. Leeds fans believe that as long as he is in charge, their club will never recapture the glorious ‘dirty Leeds’ days of Bremner, Lorimer and Giles. They may be right, but with only two or three hundred turning up to protest it’s unlikely that someone as thick skinned as Ken will move on. Good luck guys. I was expecting so much more of Elland Road. Maybe it was the cold, though by kick-off it was at least above freezing. Maybe it was the uncertainty that surrounds the club. Whatever it was, there was none of the intimidation or atmosphere I was expecting. Maybe that’s why Albion came away with their �irst win there for 27 years, albeit with a stoppage-time goal by Alan Navarro. On Tuesday we played lowly Millwall, another team who know all about intimidating the opposition – or at least their fans do. Twice Millwall took the lead and twice Albion managed to draw level. Kazenga LuaLua salvaged a point with a late free kick and it’s great to see him back to his back-�lip best. After four points from the two games, we just need one or two more and we should avoid relegation. On Sunday the NWSS coach will head to Liverpool for the �ifth round of the FA Cup. Won’t it be great if we can continue our unbeaten run in 2012?

Sport in Brief Football Horsham U16 beat Marle Place Wanderers U16 6-1 to reach the �inal of the Sussex Sunday Youth League Cup. Greg Gander (two), Harry Smith, Alex Parsons, George Hole and Jake Legrange scored in a match played on a 3G pitch at Hassocks Sports Centre. Pick of the bunch was Hole’s strike after a one-two with Parsons, capping a �ine move started by Jacob Waller. The young Hornets will face Hassocks in the �inal at Peacehaven on March 25. Horsham U18 striker Dean O’Keefe has been promoted to the �irst-team squad for the remainder of the season after a series of impressive performances. Horsham’s Ryman League Premier Division match at Wealdstone and all of the weekend County League matches involving our clubs were postponed due to snow, ice and frozen pitches. The Hornets’ visit to the Stones has been rearranged for Monday, March 12.

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Horsham U10 entered two teams in the Curtain Raiser Cup, due to be held by Harlequins on training grounds near The Twickenham Stoop. The youngsters were disappointed when the event was called off due to the big freeze. But they were thrilled to play an exhibition match during half time of the Aviva Premiership match between leaders Quins and title rivals London Irish, attended by 14,000 fans.

The U10 match, between the Lions and Tigers, was tightly contested by evenly matched forward packs. Defensive lines held fast until George Howard crashed over from a ruck. Horsham coach Martin Day said: “His two-inch try was all that separated the teams, but there really were no losers on the day. “It was a privilege to play at The Stoop, a wonderful experience for all the youngsters and the sort of thing that dreams are made of.” The day had started with a junior press conference, attended by England

and British Lions star Ugo Monye. He took questions from the �loor and, when asked what his favourite nursery rhyme was, rounded off the meeting with a solo rendition of The Wheels on the Bus.

Martin Joy). Heron Way B (Sam Showbridge, Jamie Maunder, Felix Skipton-Carter and Matt Curran) won Band C, while the Band D title went to Warnham A (Callum Cranford, Aden Jennings, Louie Darlington and Victoria Kent). There was also much endeavour and excitement in the skills event. Results across the disciplines were inconsistent as winners Warnham C gained maximum points from four of the 12 categories, with Kingslea D and Southwater C second and third overall. Meanwhile, Horsham Table Tennis Club aims to attract new players by running a fun league at Greenway School before the London Olympics. Previous Olympic Games suggest table tennis will be one of the most televised sports worldwide at London 2012.

The Horsham club re�lects multicultural participation, with a Slovakian head coach, other East European players in its Premier Division teams and a high-ranking Sri Lankan. It boasts both a thriving junior section and projects for players in their 90s. Club development of�icer Ian Ford said: “This is an ideal opportunity for players of all ages and abilities to get involved with and enjoy table tennis. “We’re planning one or two special features within the league programme, including outdoor table, barbecue and quiz nights, so it’s not going to be too serious. We’ll still be keeping our eye out to spot any new playing talent.” For information about table tennis in Horsham, phone 01403 215634 or 07764 146338, email ian.ford@ horsham.gov.uk or visit www. horshamtabletennisclub.co.uk

Horsham U10 squad: William Day, Tomas Edavane, Sam Faulkner, Tom Bicknell, Jacob Purnell, Alex Heath, Sam Pearce, Jack Robison, Lewis Hillick, Leo Walker, Ben Rooney, George Howard, Ben Bovey, Henry Pointer, Ben Pointer, Ben Cole, Nathan Sutlieff, Scott Saunders.

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Ninety-four children from six primary schools contested the largest -yet team championships at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre. In the matchplay event, Heron Way A (Anish Padalkar, Joe Widdowson, Jake Sinclair and James Bunch) took the much-coveted Band A title with three team wins. Leechpool A (Ben Worley, Josh Dance, Zac Bown and Tommy Worley) �inished second after Worley edged out Padalkar 21-20 in the match of the day. Kingslea A (James Kisserwany, Jed Hooper-Ridsdale, Kieran Bonner and Thomas Kisserwany) won Band B, ahead of Southwater A (Josh Dankins, William Michell, Adam Boxall and

Jonny Bur�iend hit an unbeaten 35, including 16 from the �irst over, as Steyning U16 (110-4) beat West Chiltington U16 (109-3) in the iDentilam Colts Indoor League at Tanbridge House School. Three Bridges U16 (69-1) beat Horsham Trinity U16 (67-3) and Pulborough U16 conceded to Horsham U16. Capel U12 (122-2) beat Barns Green U12 (96-5), Southwater U12 (109-1) beat Barns Green (108-5, Connor Blanchard 32*) and Capel (116-2) beat Southwater (76).

Youth Athletics

A total of 130 youngsters took part as Greenway School (148 points) won the Year 3 and 4 sports hall competition at Collyer’s, ahead of Southwater (126), Castlewood (116), Warnham (111) and Rudgwick (111). Dave Ingram, of Leisure Link, said it was one of the most tightly packed scoring �ields he had overseen.

Youth Softball

Softball sessions will take place at Southwater Leisure Centre from 9.30am to 10.30am on Sundays from February 19 to April 1. Larry Rushin, of Horsham Junior Baseball Club, will coach girls aged 12-16. The cost is £1 per session, with no booking needed – just turn up, pay and play.

Youth Baseball

Horsham Junior Baseball Club is looking for new players aged six to 16, of any ability. For details, email louiseh@ horshambaseball.co.uk or visit www. horshambaseball.co.uk The club is also on the lookout for coaches and umpires.


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