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Jail sentences for drugs gang Darren Henwood, 37, of Park Road, Faygate

The “ringleader” of a drugs gang has been jailed for six-and-a-half years after police netted a huge quantity of high-purity cocaine. Car salesman Darren Henwood, 37, of Park Road, Faygate, was one of six men convicted of conspiracy to supply the drug. Shop worker Albert Mouhtiseb, 28, of Pampisford Road, South Croydon, was sentenced to seven years. Motor dealer Andrew Billings, 43, of Bracklesham Caravan and Boat Club, Bracklesham Bay, was sentenced to sixand-a-half years. Unemployed Charles Smith, 41, of Hanlye Lane, Cuck�ield, got four years. Barry Harlow, 65, of Arlington Crescent, East Preston, and Mark Taylor, 36, of no �ixed address, will be sentenced later. Henwood, Billings, Harlow and Taylor admitted conspiracy to supply. Mouhtiseb and Smith denied the charge but were convicted after a trial at Hove Crown Court. Lee Burton-Asante, 43, was cleared. Detectives from Sussex Police’s Serious

Cocaine (left) and cash recovered by police

and Organised Crime Unit arrested Harlow and Mouhtiseb in a car at Cottesmore Golf and Country Club on April 1 last year. A package containing cocaine, with a potential estimated street value of £450,000 when cut, was seized from Harlow’s car. In the other car being used by Mouhtiseb, of�icers seized £24,000 in cash. Shortly afterwards, detectives arrested Henwood, Billings and Smith in a business unit at White Herons Farm, Forest Road, Colgate. They found equipment for use in cutting and preparing cocaine. Taylor was arrested later as a result of further enquiries. Det Chief Insp Ali Eaton said: “Henwood was the ringleader of this group, closely supported by Billings, with Harlow acting as a courier. “Taylor had passed the drugs on to Mouhtiseb, who was also a key member, for onward sale to Henwood and no doubt for later distribution when cut onto the streets of Sussex. “It was particularly satisfying for us to be able to dismantle an entire drugs distribution operation from initial couriers to the principal and his associates. “Criminals like these need to know we will relentlessly target them and bring them to justice, in the interests of all lawabiding people and local communities.” Sussex Police and The Resident wish to make it clear that there is no suggestion whatsoever of any involvement by the management or staff at the golf and country club or the farm.



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Emma Gardner is a mum on a mission – to safeguard young lives on our roads through better knowledge and education. Supported by local MPs and the Sussex Air Ambulance, the Slinfold resident co-launched a campaign last May to get driving into schools and colleges across the county. And with more than 70 now participating, the pioneering work has been recognised with a Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Award.

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the e-learning module-based course, which includes eye scanning, distraction, hazard perception, being a responsible passenger and much more. Developed in partnership with leading scientists and industry experts, Drive iQ hones skills that are often neglected by young drivers, such as anticipating danger, emotion and emotional responses, impulse, eye movement and assessing risk. An independent evaluation of the software showed more than 60 per cent of young drivers were significantly less likely to reoffend through better education and understanding. Co-founder Sarah Rowley, from Petworth, said: “Young people are the

most vulnerable of road users. Tragically, hundreds die each year and thousands are seriously injured. In West Sussex alone, 27 lost their lives on local roads in 2010. “The vast majority of crashes are contributed to by poor attitude and behaviour, rather than lack of technical skill. “Drive iQ effects behavioural change by using coaching techniques that allow the novice drivers to work out for themselves what the answer is. “The benefits of coaching include a more engaged and motivated student, with an increased capacity for learning and that all-important recall

when needed.” Horsham MP Francis Maude said: “This modern approach is already popular with students. It gives young people free and easy access to a learning programme that could save their life and the life of a friend or road-user. “I am confident that online training forms a vital part of the safety training process.” For free access to Drive iQ, follow the instructions at For a free download of the parent guide, visit And if you are a teacher who would like your school to have free access, email

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Friday 20 January 2012


It’s that time of year again as tossers return to the Carfax

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Representatives of local businesses and organisations are preparing to dress up and generally make a fool of themselves. Yes, the fourth annual Charity Pancake Race is almost upon us. This year it will be held in the Carfax from midday on Thursday, February 16, not Shrove Tuesday as in previous years. The Rotary Club of Horsham has chosen the date to avoid the school half term, as the mascot egg and spoon race will be a spectacular addition to the fun, frolics and fundraising. Organisers are appealing to businesses and organisations to enter a team of four for the traditional 80m relay race, using their own frying pan and non-slip shoes. Prizes will be awarded to winners on the day, including Best Team Fancy Dress, Best Over-40s, Winning Charity Team, Best Individual Fancy Dress, Best Flipper and Overall Winning Team. The event, which will be compered by a top radio DJ, has been organised

by the Rotary Club in partnership with Horsham District Council. Sponsors include highway maintenance company Ringway, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Non-Stop Party Shop, Rawlison Butler and South East Hearing Centres. Last year, teams were decked out in a variety of outlandish costumes, from judges’ wigs to Ninja Turtles and even a very large giraffe. Unfortunately, the giraffe rather hampered the team from the restaurant it was representing as it proved too tall to reach the sugar shakers and lemon juice without losing its head. The Resident’s team finished a very creditable third (out of three) in their heat, as their natural speed and agility was somewhat limited by their sandwich board costumes. Entry for the main competition is £25 per team, including a stall, with entry limited to 32 teams. The organisers cannot accept any responsibility for accidents. All money raised will be split between the charity chosen by the

overall winning team, the charities most voted for by the entrants and the Rotary Club of Horsham. To enter, fill in the form on this page, email horshamrotary@ or visit www.

CHARITY PANCAKE RACE ENTRY FORM Organisation: _________________________________________________ Team Name: _________________________________________________ Over-40s? Yes or No __________________________________________ Contact Name: _______________________________________________ Contact Email: _______________________________________________ Nominated Local Charity: _____________________________________ Please send this form together with a cheque for £25 made payable to The Rotary Club of Horsham by Friday 10th February to: Rotary Club of Horsham, 8 The Whytings, Mannings Heath, RH13 6JZ. A maximum of 32 teams can be accepted. Full instructions and rules will be emailed to the contacts named above.


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Littlehaven crossing crash delays work Plans to “completely renew” Littlehaven level crossing were put on hold after a crash there. Gary Gaskarth, of Network Rail, told The Resident: “The level crossing closure last week was the result of a road traffic accident which saw a vehicle strike one of the gates before coming to rest on the tracks. “The road was closed from approximately 3.30pm on Monday, January 9, until the following evening, to carry out repairs to the damaged crossing. “Separately, we have plans to completely renew the Littlehaven level crossing. “This will involve replacing the gates controlled by a locally based operator with barriers controlled by a signaller via CCTV, and relaying the track and road surface through the crossing. “The crossing renewal was originally planned to take place from Saturday, January 14, and would have required the road to have been closed for 17 days. “Owing to some further design work being required, the work did not start at the weekend. We are working with West Sussex County Council to re-schedule the work and road closure and will communicate this with members of the community once it has been confirmed. “We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.”

£2,300 boost for hospice

Irene Penny presents a cheque to Shaun O’Leary, of St Catherine’s Hospice

Regulars at The Black Horse, Nuthurst, donated more than £2,315 to St Catherine’s Hospice in 2011 and are planning to raise even more this year. The weekly quiz night, a donation from the Old Incorrigibles football team, the collection box on the bar

and a range of one-off activities all contributed to the total. More than 50 people crowded into the 16th-century pub to see Irene Penny, captain of the 2011 champion quiz team, present a cheque for the latest instalment. Shaun O’Leary, chief executive of

the hospice, said: “I’d like to thank everyone at The Black Horse who has contributed to this splendid amount. “The money you have raised will be invaluable in helping patients in our local communities who need our services.”

Why it’s time to be FRANK A campaign to promote FRANK, the national drugs information and advice service, is being supported in Horsham. Backed by the Horsham District Community Safety Partnership, FRANK provides a friendly, confidential and non-judgemental service to anyone wanting help, information or advice about drugs. FRANK is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The service is free and operated by fully trained advisers. FRANK provides: • Information on the risks of drugs, in order to maintain non-use or prevent escalation of use. • Advice to build resistance skills, to deal with peer pressure and avoid risky situations. • Advice for parents, friends and family who are concerned about someone else’s drug use. • Help to assist cessation of use – treatment advice, online treatment, signposts to local treatment providers and, where appropriate, direct referrals to treatment. Chief Insp Mark Trimmer, of Sussex Police, said: “We are all aware of the impact that illegal drug-taking can have on users, their families and the community. “I fully support the campaign and its aims. I would urge young people and their parents to use the service so that they can obtain the appropriate information, help and advice.” For more information about FRANK, phone 0800 776600 or visit

Keep fit in 2012 Libraries in Horsham, Worthing and Chichester will hold free dropin sessions with experts and books on how to keep fit. The first is scheduled for Horsham Library from 10am to 4pm tomorrow (Saturday). Cllr Lionel Barnard, deputy leader of West Sussex County Council, said: “These drop-in sessions and the great range of health and fitness books are perfect for anyone looking for a positive start to 2012. “They also provide vital information for people who suffer from, or know someone with, mental or physical health concerns.” For more information, phone 01243 642111 or visit www.

Crash tragedy A 62-year-old man from Storrington died when his Peugeot was involved in a collision with a heavy goods vehicle on the A280 at Long Furlong, near Findon. The lorry driver, a 24-year-old man, also from Storrington, was unhurt in the crash at 2.25pm on Wednesday. Witnesses can call Sussex Police on 101, quoting Operation Alderbrook.


Friday 20 January 2012


Learn about school plan Parents and carers can drink coffee while finding out more about plans for a new secondary school. Horsham Churches Together (HCT) and educational trust Oasis, who aim to establish the school in Southwater, say it would have an open admissions policy and be inclusive of pupils from all backgrounds. Coffee mornings will be held in the council chamber, Beeson House, Lintot Square, on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and Easteds Barn, Easteds Lane, on Tuesday, all from 9am to 11am. Members of the public were also able to attend a consultation event at Beeson House as The Resident went to press yesterday (Thursday). As part of the application process, HCT and Oasis need to show there is a desire among local parents for a new school in Southwater. Bryan Steele, development worker for HCT, said: “We are right in the middle of the consultation process. “If parents in Southwater want a local school that their children can walk to, which builds on the great education and sense of community already fostered by the excellent infant and junior schools and academies in the village, they need to register their interest with us by the end of January.

“In order to see the proposed school become a reality, it is absolutely critical that parents of children currently in Years 3 and 4 indicate their intention to send their child to this school. “They can do so by attending any of the consultation meetings and also by visiting our website, www.oscs. “The application cannot proceed unless parents indicate their wish to fill at least 50 per cent of the places available in 2014 and 2015 for Year 7 students.

A new school would ‘create the capacity required to give parents choice

“However, it is important to understand that those indicating their intention to choose the new school as their child’s first choice are not in any way committing to take up that place – but simply recording their openness to consider this if the school is built. “Providing a new school in Southwater for 2014 would create the

extra capacity that is required to give parents choice, which they are unlikely to have given current student projections. “According to figures recently released by West Sussex County Council, there are now more pupils enrolled in schools in Horsham than there are available places. Without additional provision, this situation is set to get worse. “As the consultation has progressed, we have learned of pupils being bussed to schools as far away as Crawley due to the lack of available places in Horsham schools. “With development along the A24, choice for Southwater parents and students may only worsen as demand for places in Horsham schools outstrips available places. A new local school would alleviate this pressing need.” Julie Shimizu, joint moderator for HCT, said: “We are really excited to be working with Oasis. They have a great track record and we firmly believe they can deliver an excellent school for the children of Southwater. “We are impressed with Oasis’ passion for including everyone, to ensure that no one is isolated and also their commitment to developing strong local communities.”

Berkeley aims to win over sceptics Southwater residents are being asked their views about plans for 513 new houses, play areas and sports facilities on the outskirts of the village. Developer Berkeley is sending leaflets to more than 3,000 homes, directing people to www.westofsouthwater., where they can find out more about the proposed development. The aim is to provide detailed information about the proposals and set out the infrastructure

benefits Berkeley argues the scheme will bring. Andrew McPhillips, Berkeley’s land and planning director, said: “With any new development there is an understandable tendency for the focus to be solely on the proposed new housing. “As a local company, we want people to understand that the legacy we leave behind is extremely important to us. That is why a major part of this scheme involves carrying out

improvements to the village’s infrastructure and enhancing the facilities on offer for the community. “We understand that local people might have concerns about development proposals in their area. “However, we are confident that when the residents and businesses of Southwater understand the nature of the project, the type of housing being proposed and the wider improvements the scheme will bring, many of these concerns will be allayed.”

Jamie and Jake’s Kenya mission Jamie Fairlie (left) and Jake Saunders, sixth formers at The Weald, are raising money for their charity trip for Kenya. The youngsters each aim to raise £1,000 towards cement, bricks and building materials for new classrooms in the Kitale region. Jamie said: “We can’t wait to get out there and help make a difference. I know it will be a life-changing

experience.” The boys have organised a quiz night at Kirdford Village Hall on Saturday, February 4 (7pm). Tickets are £15, including a a twocourse, homemade meal. For tickets or details, phone 07794 784318 or 01403 820357. To donate, visit www. and search for “Jamie Fairlie” or “Jake Saunders”.


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A birthday bash for the Broadwood Men The Broadwood Men’s 40th-year celebrations started in �iery fashion at Maplehurst. The men and sister side Magog Morris gave a display of English Morris outside The White Horse before the annual torchlit procession and wassailing. After selecting a tree at John Batcheldor’s cider orchard, the Broadwood Men bashed the trunk with sticks to drive out any evil spirits lurking within. Cider was poured over the roots to enrich the soil and ensure a good crop in the coming year. And toast soaked in cider was hung in the branches of

the tree to feed the robins, who would “carry off any remaining bad spirits”. Those present recited a verse, made as much noise as possible using hooters, a shotgun, party poppers and football rattles, and sang the Wassail Song. Back at the pub, Caroline Thomas’ cake was ceremonially cut by Harry Mousdell, one of four founder members present. The others were Martyn Wyndham-Read, Jim Farr and John Dewdney. For more information, phone Keith Haynes on 01403 258831 or email

Minister heralds 101 call option Charity allocates Policing minister Nick Herbert, the MP for Arundel and South Downs, appeared on The One Show to highlight the new number for nonemergency calls to police. Sussex Police of�icers, staff and members of the public were also interviewed about the 101 initiative. Chief Constable Martin Richards said: “I am delighted that the Home Of�ice and the BBC decided to use Sussex Police to highlight the national launch of 101. “We welcome the introduction of 101 and were involved in the live testing of the number back in July 2011, which enabled any problems with the national system to be addressed. “I recently had to ring 101 myself and was amazed at how clear and

simple the instructions and advice were. “Sussex Police has continually been at the forefront of piloting new ways for the people of Sussex to contact us, whether in person, over the phone or online. “We introduced online crime reporting in January 2011 and it has proven very popular with the public who prefer this method of contacting the police rather than phoning. However, telephone contact is a preference for many and 101 helps modernise and simplify this too. “You can also report most nonemergency crime via our website at report-a-crime-or-incident” Mr Herbert said: “As a resident of

Sussex it is great to be able use my local police force to highlight the completion of the national rollout of 101. “The introduction of the 101 number marks one of the most signi�icant changes in the way people contact the police since 999 was introduced nearly 70 years ago. “The public now have an easier way to contact their local police force with a memorable number for nonemergencies. “Together with street-level crime mapping and the election of police and crime commissioners, 101 marks another step forward in our ambition to strengthen the connection between the police and public.” Almost half of non-emergency calls to police in Sussex are made via 101.

£1.2m for research Horsham-based Action Medical Research has announced grants of about £1.25 million for top researchers across the country. The charity has allocated the money for nine research projects: • Corneal fragility: Brittle cornea syndrome. £96,206 to researchers at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, and the University of Manchester. • Pre-eclampsia: Vitamin D de�iciency in pregnancy. £182,012 to researchers at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Women’s Hospital.


• Brain damage in new-born babies: £119,906 to researchers at Imperial College London and University College London. • Birth asphyxia: £133,262 to researchers at the John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford and St George’s Hospital, London. • ADHD: £197,365 to researchers at King’s College London. • Vitamin D de�iciency in South Asian children in the UK: £150,291 to researchers at the University of Manchester, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Manchester Royal In�irmary. • Startle Disease: £124,835 to researchers at The School of Pharmacy, London, and the College of Medicine, Swansea. • Epilepsy in babies: £131,150 to researchers at The Rosie Hospital, Cambridge University, Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and University College London. • Preterm birth: Three years of funding to researchers at The Rosie Hospital, University of Cambridge.

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Worth a Tweet Classrooms across the district and beyond have been turned into bird hides, with binoculars fixed to eyes and noses pressed eagerly against windows. The RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch, from January 16 to 30, is encouraging children and their teachers to learn about the birds that share their school environment. Schools taking part include Upper Beeding Primary School, West Chiltington Community First School, Billingshurst Junior School and St Mary’s Primary School, Pulborough. Don Fuller, RSPB youth and education officer, said: “Wildlife is an unbeatable teaching resource. Colourful, attractive and abundant, it can enthuse and inspire children, connecting them with the nature that lives alongside them every day. “Simple to set up, fun for children to do and offering a host of curriculum-linked learning opportunities across all age ranges, Big Schools’ Birdwatch is something every school should participate in. “Some schools make the activity the centrepiece of a whole week devoted to learning about wild birds, while others hold birdwatch breakfasts or after-school wildlife clubs. There is plenty of flexibility to run it as simply as teachers would like. “All you need to do to take part is watch and count the birds in your school grounds for one hour, then send one set of results back to the RSPB telling us what you saw. “Whether you have seen several exotic species or just a few of the commonest birds, it doesn’t matter – all sightings are useful to us.” For more information, phone 0300 4568340 by January 30 or visit www.

Police help club Sussex Police has donated £250 to the Kingsfield Club, Storrington, to help buy equipment for members with dementia. Sally Beckers, who runs the club, said: “This funding is so much appreciated. It will go a long way in helping to buy much-needed equipment for the group and has been met with great joy by all our members and volunteers.” PCSO Carol Boniface said: “The donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund, made up of monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold. “It is great that it can be used to help local communities in this way.”


How has mild winter affected our birds? Residents across Horsham district and beyond will take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch on January 28-29. And the charity is appealing for more sets of eyes than ever before to help record the fortunes of our garden visitors. Last year, 10,567 people in West Sussex joined more than 600,000 across the UK, spotting the birds in their gardens and helping reveal a recovery for small birds. The results put the house sparrow as West Sussex’s most common bird in 2011, followed by blue tits and starlings. Recent harsh winters have seen some garden bird populations drop, only to make a comeback after a good breeding season the following year.

The results from this year’s survey will show whether the numbers have been maintained or even increased in the relatively mild weather. Samantha Stokes, of the RSPB South East, said: “Because this survey takes place each January, it is always interesting to compare results,

The house sparrow was the most common bird in West Sussex last year Photo by Ray Kennedy, RSPB Images

especially if we’ve had a particularly harsh or mild winter. “With so many people stepping up and taking part in Big Garden Birdwatch, we take it seriously if a pattern emerges. Over half a million people can’t be wrong and that’s why the survey is so important. “As well as getting hundreds of thousands of people enjoying wildlife, it helps protect nature by showing the RSPB where we need to focus our efforts. “Everyone can get involved. You don’t have to be a birdwatcher – just enjoy watching the birds as they perch on branches, hang from feeders and swoop in and out of their nests. “By taking part, you’ll contribute to the biggest garden bird event in the world and you won’t even have to

leave the warmth of your armchair!” To take part on January 28-29, spend one hour counting the birds in your garden or local park and record the highest number of each species seen at any one time. For more information or to submit your results online, visit www.rspb. To request a Big Garden Birdwatch pack by phone, call 0300 4568330. The RSPB’s Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve will stage a Big Garden Birdwatch warm-up event tomorrow (Saturday) and on Sunday. Staff and volunteers will offer advice on how to attract more birds into your garden and tips on identifying your garden visitors. You can even make a natural bird feeder.

Mike’s marathon bid is a rail challenge Intrepid Mike O’Grady will run consecutive marathons to raise money for a children’s charity. The Southern Railway employee, who works in customer service at Horsham station, is training for the Brighton Marathon on April 15 and the Virgin London Marathon a week later. Mr O’Grady has chosen to run for Rockinghorse, the Brighton-based charity which aims to make life better for sick and disabled babies, children and teenagers across Sussex and

Surrey. He said: “They do this by providing cutting-edge equipment that the NHS cannot cover and by making medical and respite facilities for children and young people as comfortable, friendly and accessible as possible. It is a cause close to his heart. His son had a serious heart condition as a baby but benefited from the intervention of a charity. He added: “My inspiration to challenge myself for charity started in 2010 when I did my first skydive,

followed by running the Brighton Marathon last year and completing the London to Brighton Bike Ride. “I needed a more challenging event, so the back-to-back marathons were born. Sometimes we run for charity, sometimes we run to meet goals we set for ourselves. I’m lucky because I will be doing it for both. “Running two 26.2 miles in seven days is a test. You’re running on guts. On fumes. Your muscles twitch. You’re delirious. But you keep running because there’s no way out of

this hell you’re in, because there’s no way you’re not crossing the finishing line. It’s a challenge that I take on, with just my heart and the body God gave me to help others. “Donations are exceeding my expectations and I have already raised £500. But with a target of £1,500, there is more to do.” Mr O’Grady will be collecting money at Horsham station on the afternoons of March 5 and 6. To sponsor him, visit

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Friday 20 January 2012


It’s our town Nik Butler


You might imagine I should be prepared for these weekly submissions. It is not like I am unaware my deadline will roll around again and I will be considering a few hundred words to reflect the moods expressed online, in print and in coffee shops. Writing an article that endeavours to be as up-to-date as online publications is extremely hard, unless you can control the story. Which isn’t to say that slip-ups should be forgiven, but with hindsight many faults of thought or planning could be repaired. I could be lazy, although some would call it being prepared, and have a number of generic pre-written articles into which I might cut and paste the flavour of the week. I hope I never become that person, lest I pass off an article that is at a tangent to the current topic or issue of the week, thus leaving me open to criticism for a lack of understanding. So let’s start with a thought as to what we can expect in Horsham this year. We might be able to predict much of the calendar in terms of events, activities, protests, meetings and plans, and many of these are a repeat of the previous year. Many of these events will set the tone for 2013, just as 2011 decisions are reflected into this year. What can we take away from 2011 in terms of disappointments or resolution? What will arise this year that needs our support and what should we be planning for? It would be easy to assume that someone else will manage and organise things. Many volunteers are responsible for events and activities outside of the published council calendar, proof that we should not solely rely on local government support or grants for things to happen. What can we do this year to halt a shocking headline which will lead to a protest or strongly worded letter? A change of habits might just change the result and the attitude towards change in Horsham, possibly a change we can believe in (I’m pretty sure that statement worked for some other chap). It would be a change of pace if decisions and plans were made which reflected a holistic and connected approach. Too often, shoppers are considered separate entities to shops and business. Businesses are considered as separate to their employees or their own clients. Events occur as if they can be unpacked, inspected and put away until next year. In planning, some thought may be given to the impact – environmental, financial or community – but are they really connecting the dots efficiently? We should be warming up for the end of winter with a clear understanding of differences we demand to see, not just by commenting on Facebook or writing one more letter or email of complaint. If Horsham is going to be here for many more years, it is because this is our town, our council, our community and our Horsham.

Carnival atmosphere as council gets £94k Horsham District Council has secured £94,000 from Arts Council England to develop inclusive, accessible carnival. The Blue Touch Paper project focuses on disabled and non-disabled people coming together to plan, share and make top-quality carnival. This is a partnership project with the West Sussex Arts Partnership and the New Carnival Company on the Isle of Wight. Building on three years’ work piloted and developed by the district council’s community development team, part of the Cultural Olympiad, it will also be part of West Sussex Ahead of the Game 2012.

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developed and built by the New Carnival Company on the Isle of Wight with its carnival buddies from Brazil. The district council also plans to develop and establish an integrated samba band in Horsham, while the Blue Touch Paper project will feature in Sparks in the Park and other events across the South. The Strawford Centre in Horsham, which provides services for adults with learning difficulties, is a key partner in the project. Cllr Roger Arthur, council Cabinet member, said: “The Blue Touch Paper carnival project has the potential to make a significant impact on

individuals’ lives and their ability to be involved in the community. “With 2012 being a year of celebration, with the Olympics and Diamond Jubilee, it is right and proper that every effort is made to ensure everybody has access to community events and projects. “Horsham District Council can be very proud to be involved with this project and the difference it could make locally, regionally and nationally for people with learning disabilities.” For more information, phone Nick Jenkins on 01403 215216 or visit

The Blue Touch Paper project has been awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark, which recognises the value and quality of the project and means Olympic branding can be used. The project has been recognised for its ground-breaking and innovative approach to accessibility and inclusivity. The Mapfactor strand of work, which makes best use of online resources and technology, has attracted national attention and several potential partners. Horsham District Council will facilitate a range of activities in Horsham, linking in with other groups and activities on the Isle of Wight, such as costume-making and float construction. A small Rio-style float will be

Blaze in Horsham house An elderly woman was given oxygen and taken to hospital after inhaling smoke from a house fire in Crawley Road, Horsham. Firefighters believe the blaze, in a kitchen last Thursday evening,

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Horsham stands to gain 4,500 new homes and the amenities to go with them. I can imagine the outrage rippling across the town as news spread. Me? I see it as an opportunity. No matter what can or should be done with empty homes across the land, we face a national housing crisis. New homes must be built to deal with our increasing population. And Horsham is a desirable place to live. It makes sense that people want to come here. We benefit from great schools, low crime rates, green spaces, low housing density and reasonable proximity to our marvellous capital city. So how do we accept the need for housing and make sure it doesn’t ruin the fabric of our town? My suggestion is that rather than using our energy opposing the development, we use it to campaign for the very best, greenest, most sustainable development we can get. New homes should be built to the highest environmental standards. The government’s Guide for Sustainable Homes has nine categories of sustainable design – energy and CO2 emissions, water, materials, surface water run-off, waste, pollution, health and wellbeing, management and ecology. Imagine Horsham as a shining beacon of sustainable building, a guiding light for environmentally friendly development. This is something that would make me proud of our town. Sustainability is the future. Whether you believe in climate change or not, regardless of whether you think human behaviour is to blame, the facts are clear. Traditional sources of energy are running out and getting more expensive all the time, water is becoming increasingly scarce, landfill sites are almost full and our sedentary lifestyles are causing increasing rates of obesity and related illness. The alternative to merely accepting these truths is to look at the options. Homes built from renewable, sustainable materials. Homes that have their own sources of energy and that are insulated against wasting heat. Homes that use rainwater for gardening and toilet flushing and only use pure, clean, highly-treated water where it is needed. Homes surrounded by green spaces where families can access their local environment, be outdoors and exercise. This shouldn’t be beyond the vision or political will of Horsham. Private developers will be implementing the final plans. Sustainability is a growth sector and there are plenty of developers and manufacturers who can fulfil a sustainability brief. So add your voice to mine. Let’s tell the powers that be that we don’t want another faceless development of bogstandard boxes. That we want better for our town, for our future.


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Wheel change is possible in Horsham Horsham Cycling Forum has arranged a meeting to discuss how cycling in Horsham can be made safer and more attractive. The forum was formed by the Horsham District Community Partnership to advise West Sussex County Council about possible changes. Speaking on behalf of the partnership, district councillor David Holmes said: “Cycling is important for a wide range of people. “It is a great leisure activity and for others an attractive and affordable way of getting to places. It can help older people keep �it and provide young people with the only way of getting to local facilities or visit friends.

“Despite the current economic situation there are still many things that can be done. Minor changes at road junctions and traf�ic lights, permitting dual use of some footpaths, improved signage, creation of new cycle routes, improved cycle lock-up and kit storage facilities.

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“There is also a national trend towards more 20 mph areas which could make the streets safer and

more cycle-friendly. A scheme has been introduced in Portsmouth and 20 mph restrictions are being considered in Worthing and Chichester. “Because of the narrowness of many of our roads, providing cycle lanes of a sensible width is impossible. Wider cycle lanes might be feasible if some roads became one-way. “Changes in legislation are going to take many decisions about our roads away from West Sussex County Council in Chichester and allow policy to be decided by local county councillors. “New rules about how money from developers is spent will

provide access to money not previously available. If the district’s cyclists can decide on the changes they wish to see, there may be the opportunity for some of these objectives to be achieved. “If you wish to see improvements so that cycling is safer for you or your children, come along to the meeting and let us hear your thoughts. The cycling community needs to agree on its objectives and will need support if improvements are to be made.” The meeting will take place in the council chamber at Horsham District Council, Park North, North Street, from 7pm on Tuesday, January 31.

Winter advice West Sussex County Council is reminding people how they can prepare and cope with cold winter weather. Cllr Pete Bradbury, council Cabinet member, said: “The weather has been relatively kind to us this winter compared to the snow and ice we have experienced in previous years, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t prepare for severe conditions. “Simple things, such as getting your car ready for winter weather or checking on elderly or vulnerable people in your community, can make a big difference.” For more information, phone 01243 777100 or see

Social care cash boost An extra £2,032,426 for social care in West Sussex will mean people can leave hospital earlier and receive better care at home. That is the view of county councillor Bob Smytherman, Liberal Democrat adult services spokesman, who told The Resident: “It is of particular importance to do everything we can to ensure people are cared for at home in a safe and familiar environment. “Nationally the coalition is already doing the right thing and providing an extra £7.2 billion in social care funding over the next four years. “This extra cash for West Sussex further shows how the Liberal Democrats recognise that we all prefer to be out of hospital, receiving care in

our own home. “By reinvesting these savings in social care we can offer more help and support to older people leaving hospital. “It is absolutely crucial that the NHS and the county council work together to help people leave hospital when they are ready. “The bene�its are on all sides – patients get to go home with the support they and their families need and hospital beds are freed up. “This money will help cut the delays in getting the equipment and adaptations that people can need to enable them to live independently at home, saving them from an unnecessary stay in hospital or going into residential care.”

Katharine’s challenge Katharine Eberhart has been selected to be the new director of corporate resources at Horsham District Council, succeeding Tony Higgins who has retired. She will start work for the council in March after joining from the London Borough of Croydon, where she is head of �inance for children’s services.

Cllr Ray Dawe, acting leader of the district council, said: “I am delighted that we have selected such an able and experienced director. “Katharine’s background – in business and local government – means she will be able to provide the solid and entrepreneurial �inancial advice and guidance that the council needs at this challenging time.”




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Fracking hell? One of the MEPs for Horsham district says gas company Cuadrilla should stop its fracking operations in Sussex until safety issues are resolved. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a process whereby holes drilled into reservoir rock layers beneath the ground are filled with pressurised fluid which creates cracks, veins or dykes allowing gas to be extracted. Fracking done by Cuadrilla in Lancashire last year caused two earthquakes. Now the company has permission to drill a site near Balcombe. Liberal Democrat Sharon Bowles, MEP for the South East, said: “Reports in the US, from places where fracking has been permitted, show damage has been done to the environment, with a measurable increase in air and water pollution. “It has also been reported that some households in the US are able to set fire to their tap water as a result of fracking and this is not something we want to see in Sussex. “A moratorium on hydraulic fracturing has already been declared in France and Switzerland. Given the evident dangers, I am supporting those in Sussex and across the South East who do not want fracking while there are questions about health and other safety aspects.”

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The youth support team (YST) at Horsham District Council could soon move into other areas of the district. The YST aims to engage and support young people where they meet while also promoting healthy and informed choices on issues such as alcohol, drugs, sexual health, exercise and healthy eating. Since it started supporting young people in Horsham Park on Friday evenings during the spring and summer, there have been fewer incidents in the park relating to antisocial behaviour perceived to be caused by youngsters. The YST’s partners include West Sussex County Council, Horsham District Community Safety Partnership, Horsham Matters Ltd and the Anglican Diocese of Chichester. Cllr Roger Arthur, district council Cabinet member, said: “I am delighted with the expansion of the YST and that the scheme has been a success in the Horsham Park area. “I look forward to seeing the project supporting more young people in other parts of the district.” For more information, email district council officer Clare Ebelewicz at

Customers across Sussex, Hampshire and Kent are receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds in benefits and tax credit payments thanks to support from Southern Water. As part of its five-year programme to install 500,000 water meters across the South East, the company is providing households with information, advice and support on saving water, energy and money. This includes details of benefits and tax credits which residents may be entitled to but are not yet claiming.

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I read with interest Andrew Edmondson’s diatribe on behalf of West Sussex Humanists (The Resident, January 13). I came away with the clear impression that if it were possible to do away with Christianity, all would be well – a new world order based upon individual freedom and happiness. But with its myths, stories and doctrines, Christianity has shaped our culture – the way we think and act. If we were able to get rid of it, I suggest we could end up with something far, far worse. Before the Berlin Wall came down, I had the opportunity of visiting the then German Democratic Republic on a fairly regular basis. At that time, the so-called GDR was perhaps one of the most despotic regimes in Europe. If a youngster did not join the official Communist youth movement – the Free German Youth – the chances of obtaining a decent education were remote.

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Ofsted want to toughen the language of inspections in England, changing the “satisfactory” rating to “requires improvement”. Ofsted are notorious for their violence towards the English language and towards education in general. By sleight of hand, they change “satisfactory” to “unsatisfactory”. They label schools as “failing” in order to create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Who would want to send their children to a “failing” school? Or teach at one? And the not-so-hidden agenda? Christine Blower, NUT general secretary, bluntly pointed out: “The government’s real agenda behind this change is of course inventing yet another category of schools that it will then seek to force into academy status.” In a welcome move, the NASUWT echoed the NUT’s concern: “The seemingly tough talk we have heard from the government may have popular appeal, but the reality is it has nothing to do with raising

standards. “It is about ratcheting up pressure on schools, without providing the support and resources they need to assist them in securing further improvements. “This announcement will encourage a culture of vicious management practices within schools which will have a profoundly negative effect on the workforce and children and young people alike.” Nothing illustrates (Education Secretary Michael) Gove’s hypocrisy more clearly than his dodgy “free school” project. For all his blather about raising standards, free schools like the proposed one in Southwater are not required to have qualified teachers. So any Tom, Dick or Harriet off the street can come and teach our children on the cheap. The private schools, where the millionaires in the government send their children, are staffed by professionals. If Gove gets his way, they will be the only schools that are! Derek McMillan Meadowgate, Horsham

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Can your business survive the online effect? Commerce on the World Wide Web is on the up, but what does that mean at a local level? James Hood looks at the extent to which three Horsham businesses have felt the impact of the internet

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After 94 years of trading, Hoads of Horsham is to close in March. The furniture store’s owner, Nick Rees, has claimed that as well as a “depressing” economic climate, the rise in purchases made on the internet has affected his sales, and it’s a trend that has been seen on a national scale. The website reported that almost 28 million adults in the UK used the internet to purchase goods and services between October and December 2011 - 55% of the adult population. also reported that internet sales were up 19% during the �irst half of 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. Meanwhile the stated British shoppers spent £31.5 billion online during the same period last year. Sarah Lidstone is the owner of Cape Scarlett clothing store in Horsham. The businesswoman has seen a rise in online sales on her own website, but also believes that people still like to touch and feel the products she sells.

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Sarah said: “Often you can’t tell exactly what something will be like when you buy it online, especially when it comes to clothes that you need to try on. So for that reason, many shops are safe. “Having a physical place to sell products also comes in handy for last minute and hassle free purchases, especially if you want something for your Saturday night out. Plus, you know when something is right if you see it in a shop, so you don’t have to bother posting it back.” That may be why Sarah has seen a 60% rise in users of Cape Scarlett’s website since it opened. The combination of the two could be the reason why the business is going strong, two years after its launch. Sarah added: “You have to make an effort with your shop. I have worked hard to create a welcoming and beautifully laid out store. It makes it a nice environment for women to come in with friends, which is obviously good for business.” “I’ve also made sure that I am selling what people want. My products are a little bit different and I have a mixture of high street and designer clothes.” But sometimes, good quality products and a web presence are not enough, as Hoads of Horsham has discovered. The company, which sells home furnishings and accessories, has found that a rise in online commerce has meant stiff competition when it comes to pricing. Owner Nick Rees said: “Although the direct impact of the internet on our sales is not heavy, people do tend to use us as a library. They will come in, look around to �ind out what they like, then go and �ind the same product or something similar online. It’s often a mistake because you can’t return something easily and you don’t get the expertise of a sales person to advise you. “If people supported local businesses instead of the internet, we’d be better off. We just need to get that message out there”. Hoads has its own website on which customers can view a catalogue of products. It was visited 235,000 times in 2011. The company also operates

an additional site called Quirkygifts – an online ordering site for home accessories and gifts which received 480,000 hits in just nine months.” For Christopher Skelton at Mapp and Company, a Horsham estate agency, the internet has its place for local businesses, especially if you make it work for you. He said: “The internet enhances our business. People will browse properties and then come in and see us. We know the importance of the internet and have just launched a new website. But ultimately it’s used to drive people to our of�ice. “There are other bene�its too. Websites can be used to link with Facebook and other social media. It all helps generate traf�ic to our actual business. Because ultimately, clients prefer to talk face to face.” The internet is here to stay. Perhaps the best way to make it work for your business is to embrace it and �ind a way to use it to your advantage. Those local businesses that survive the rise in e-commerce will be those that adapt to changing consumer habits. Today’s audience and customers want access to products 24/7 with a personal service to boot. Local businesses that thrive will be those that get the balance just right.

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Vintage fare on show at new wedding event A new wedding fair with a vintage theme will take place in Horsham on Sunday, January 29. The event will provide a showcase for a range of high quality products and services for the bride and groom and will be held at Restaurant Tristan, on East Street in Horsham. The concept of the event was created by Alice Bradley, who said: “There are lots of great companies in the area that are offering something really unique and interesting for weddings. “Having a vintage-style wedding is perfect for this area, because there are so many beautiful and historic venues around. “I’m really pleased we’ve found a venue like Tristan’s, which can also host small weddings, to hold this event. It is the perfect match – upmarket, in a

traditional setting and with a contemporary twist.” The vintage wedding fair will include a wide range of products and suppliers, including florists, photographers, cupcakes, bespoke invitations, event stylists, musicians, makeup artists and more. The event has been designed to be smaller and more intimate than many other wedding fairs. That means that people planning a wedding will have more time to discuss their needs with each supplier personally. Alice added: “I think by having just a select few handpicked suppliers, those who come along will get a much better service and any brides will get the special treatment they deserve.” The event will run from 11am until 4pm and entrance is free.

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Nominate someone to carry Paralympic torch Sainsbury’s in Horsham and Pulborough are giving customers the chance to nominate teams or individuals to be a part of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay. The campaign, involving Sainsbury’s stores across the country, will give customers the chance to nominate people from their local community who have inspired them. Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG, said: “All around the UK there are teams or individuals that embody the Paralympic values and make a difference to the lives of others. “The London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay aims to recognise the contribution of some of these amazing people. “The Sainsbury’s nomination process is the final of the three campaigns run by our Paralympic Torch Relay Presenting Partners so if there is a team or individual in Horsham or Pulborough that you feel deserves recognition for their contribution, then I would encourage you to nominate them”. Sainsbury’s Horsham and Pulborough customers can nominate individuals or teams by picking up a leaflet in-store (Freepost), calling the helpline on 01299 382 074 or visiting paralympictorchrelay. Nominations close on Tuesday, February 14. 100 places are available for

customers through Sainsbury’s nomination campaign. They will then have the once in a lifetime opportunity to carry the Paralympic Flame on a very special 24 hour relay in August from Stoke Mandeville in Aylesbury, the spiritual home of the Paralympic Movement, to the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, where the Flame will be used to officially open the Paralympic Games. Sainsbury’s Horsham Store Manager Ian Maxey said: “This a great opportunity for our customers in

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joining in, then after a tap on my shoulder I turned around to see Emeli standing in front of me singing with me!” Afterwards, Alice added: “I feel a bit emotional. I’m just really shocked. You are an idol, it’s amazing to meet you.” The sing-along was part of a

campaign by Mastercard in association with The Brits. The scheme, which has been called Something for the Fans, invites talented musicians, singers and rappers to apply for a ‘priceless’ duet with a star. Alice’s performance has been shown as a promotional clip on TV. It was featured on the front of London’s

Metro daily newspaper and in the Daily Mail and Daily Star, giving the rising talent vital national exposure. She also attended a Brit Awards lunch for nominees. For more information visit www. and listen to Alice by finding her on YouTube or Facebook.

International acts are singing the blues From intimate studio performances to theatre shows, this season, The Hawth has plenty for fans of The Blues. Aynsley Lister was named as one of Guitarist Magazine’s greatest blues artists in the world and returns to the venue on Thursday, February 9 and Friday, February 10 at 7.45pm. Then, on Wednesday, March 7 March, Mississippi brothers Eddie and Frank Thomas head to Crawley for the first time to share their stories of home and 30 years working with one another. With just a guitar and bass and

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

One of the breakout stars of 2011, Emeli Sande, rocked up to a performance by local singer Alice Ella recently and surprised the budding star with a duet. Alice was performing ‘Heaven’, a song that was originally performed and co-written by Sande, when the star showed up and sang along. Alice said: “I was invited to the Bloomsbury Bowling lanes which is also a nightclub, to do a piece to camera about how big a fan of Emeli’s I am and to sing a bit of ‘Heaven’ for them to use as there online campaign. “The room was full of cameras, a crew and producers and they asked me to sing – I was oblivious to what was about to happen! “During the chorus I suddenly heard a loud voice also singing. I thought it was one of my friends

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Southern accents, they take you on an American journey with their music, in a cabaret setting. There will even be a choice of daily specials and sharing platters from the ArtsCafe and drinks available. As well as welcoming new artists, The Hawth will be saying goodbye to old favourites The Hamsters, who perform one last time as part of their 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour on Thursday, March 8. On Saturday, March 10, see solo artists Amy Wadge and Pete Riley in the Studio. Amy is widely regarded as one

of the UK’s finest female singer/ songwriters, blessed with a voice of breathtaking range. Pete Riley recently returned to the UK after spending ten years touring the States with the iconic American artist Edwin McCain. Spikedrivers also return to the Hawth’s Studio at the beginning of April. The band’s diverse musical backgrounds add North African, gospel, Native American and sixties soul and rock to their influences and create a unique sound. For more information visit www.

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Mad Chariots (& Jan’s 50th Birthday Party!) at The Bedford, Horsham

No Pressure at The Holbrook Club, Horsham Lesley Spires - Mark Wynn - Greg Harper - Darren Mephan - Chip Chilligan - Chris & Micky Janman - Roger Kidd - Mark Jennings at Gary’s Live Music Club, Coolham Village Hall (Free Admission) Startled Hamsters at The Star, Steyning Saturday 21st January

Juicy Lucy at The Malt Shovel, Horsham

Chinchilla Zilla at The Bedford, Horsham

The Whiskey Beats at The Tanners Arms, Horsham Twisted Ego (Landlords Leaving Do) at The Red Lyon, Slinfold Tuesday 24th January

Horsham’s First Brazilian Percussion Group (Samba Band) at Horsham Youth Club, Hurst Road, Horsham - Free And All Welcome! Amy Wadge and Pete Riley

Will Horsham be the next ‘Hometown’ for Adele? National newspapers the Mirror and the Daily Mail have reported that Adele is looking for property in West Sussex. The singer and songwriter, who had the biggest selling album in the world last year, has apparently been looking at homes between £2million and £3million. It is claimed that the singer would like to leave London due to higher levels of pollution in an attempt to protect her voice. The singer has recently had surgery on her throat. Adele, we’d have Someone Like You as our neighbour any day.

The Old Tire Swingers at The Tanners Arms, Horsham

Open Mic Night With Dave Toye & Friends at The Coach House, Cowfold Wednesday 25th January

Open Mic Night With Terry at The Tanners Arms, Horsham Friday 27th January

Zed’s Dead at The Malt Shovel, Horsham The Saviours Of Soul at The Holmbush Inn, Faygate Saturday 28th January

Maelstrom at The Malt Shovel, Horsham

Hollows Of Venus at The Bedford, Horsham

Mkp (Mick Koumis Project) at The Tanners Arms, Horsham Tube Snake Boogie Band at The Shelley Arms, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham

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

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

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

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

THE ENCHANTED ISLAND Saturday 21 January 6pm Stunning Opera screened live in the cinema from The Metropolitan Opera, New York. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the Met presents an original Baroque fantasy, led by conductor William Christie.


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

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

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CBeebies star and ‘first lady’ take to the stage

A class Abba act on stage at The Capitol ABBA THE SHOW features England’s premier TV and Recording showgroup, Barry Walker’s Smackee. Together they present over two hours of all that was best from one of the world’s most popular hit recording groups in full costume. All the hits and more are featured in this show, which has been acclaimed as the finest of it’s kind on the circuit. So come along and say Thank You For The Music, and be a Dancing Queen all over again. On stage Friday, February 10 at 8pm. To book visit or call the Box Office on 01403 750220.

Roy Orbison tribute in Horsham? You got it!

Chris and Pui - the hottest duo on Children’s TV are on the road with their 2012 stage show. CBeebies fans will have the chance to sing, dance and join in with their favourite double act fresh from ‘Show Me Show Me’. Chris and Pui invite their young audience to join them for songs, sketches and lots of joining in. They are even encouraged to bring along their favourite toy (a teddy bear, doll or character figure) with a clear warning to parents that it’s their responsibility to hang on to them - both their children and the toys! During the show, Chris and Pui

discover and explore, sing songs and bring some of their on-screen antics to the stage. Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee have starred in children’s programmes for over 16 years and are well known to children and their families. For the past ten years they have been joined at the hip on CBeebies for the BBC. Chris Jarvis started presenting Children’s BBC in 1993 in the infamous Broom Cupboard. He went on to host Look Sharp, The Friday Zone, Fully Booked and Jungle Run to name just a few. Pui Fan Lee trained at the Central

Television Workshop then at LAMDA and first appeared on television in the ITV drama Murphy’s Mob aged 13. Since then she has appeared in many stage, radio and TV productions – she was Po in Teletubbies. She also appeared in the movie Bridget Jones Diaries. Her incredible acting, presenting and comedy talents together with her tremendously warm personality have led to her being the so-called first lady of CBeebies. See them on Monday, February 13 at 11am and 2pm at The Capitol. For more information or to book tickets visit or call the Box Office on 01403 750220.

A superb touring production featuring the sounds of ‘The Big O’ together with two hugely successful tribute acts from the same era - The Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly! Hear all of your favourite hits spanning these incredible decades of

music, including Only The Lonely, It’s Over, Crying, Wake Up Little Suzie, Peggy Sue, Pretty Woman, Cathy’s Clown, Rave On, all over two hours of non-stop hits. With stars from the West End and internationally acclaimed singers, their moving and accurate portrayals of these icons have seen them appear at the London Palladium, the Edinburgh Playhouse and across Europe. Together with backing band The Rockets, they will have you singing your most loved tunes, stomping your feet and shouting for more. See them on stage on Saturday, February 4 at 8pm. Tickets are £18 (concessions £16). To book visit or call 01403 750220.

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The Iron Lady

Based on the novel by the same name and set before and during the First World War, this promises to be one of 2012’s epics. Directed by the legendary Steven Speilberg and starring newcomer Jeremy Irvine.

The story of Margaret Thatcher in a series of flashbacks. The film documents her early years in local government and some triumphant times as the British Prime Minister, as well as her downfall and reported dementia.

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A night of blues and Brits at the Globes The 69th Golden Globes, held in Los Angeles, kicked off the 2012 award season and as usual all eyes were on the girls and guys walking the red carpet. Charlotte Schroeter looks at the night’s fashion winners and losers ran online polls to see which look voters preferred at this year’s Golden Globes. Helen Mirren was up against Meryl Streep and nearly 90% agreed that the Brit won hands down, in regal royal blue. Voters also concurred that Jessica Alba looked pretty in pink, with a sparkling gown that outshone the other Jessica (Biel) who wore a nude lace dress. But what about the rest of

the stars? Speaking of nude, the shade proved to be a popular choice this season with Charlize Theron in Dior and Heidi Klum in Calvin Klein, both wearing the colour. Charlize’s plunging neckline was bang on trend too. But the flesh coloured look didn’t work for some of the guests who graced the theatre on the night. The colour clashed with War Horse star Emily Watson’s pasty complexion and

Busy Phillips’ choice of ensemble did nothing to show off her figure – the word tent springs to mind. In contrast, Reese Withersoon’s red dress gave her the perfect hourglass figure that many of us girls would envy. Matched with her tousled hair, she looked naturally beautiful. Matching red and cream together was Angelina Jolie in a Versace dress. Her striking red lips and Louboutin

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clutch finished off the look and her husband Brad Pitt was a rather attractive accessory. The gorgeous Natalie Portman had an overlay of red on her pink dress, which flaunted her post-baby figure. The star teamed the two colours together at last year’s event too and I must say the combination looked fabulous on her. Avoiding any colour was Mila Kunis. The Friends with Benefits star rocked a black Dior dress that complimented her dark hair. It’s a shame I can’t say the same for Kelly Osbourne whose blue fishtail dress looked less than glamorous and was paired with lilac hair. Another Osbourne who gets a fashion ‘fail’ was Sharon, who wore a monochrome flower print dress. The material was pretty but I can’t help thinking I’ve seen it somewhere else. Maybe my nan’s curtains? Print dresses seemed to flop on the evening especially Sarah Michelle Geller’s over the top blue swirl number. The bold and garish print dress was apparently chosen by her two year-old daughter. The Brits didn’t go unnoticed and it was for all the right reasons. Kate Beckinsale looked stunning in nude, Tilda Swinton looked more feminine than usual in a powder blue skirt suit and not forgetting the elegant Helen

Helen Mirren

Mirren who also flew the flag for Britain. As did two British designers. Nicole Richie wore Julian Macdonald and Kate Winslet didn’t stray too far from home for her outfit, with a dress by Jenny Packham. And it would be rude not to take a look at the men of the evening. Ricky Gervais was dressed in a dark red suit which complimented his wife’s black maxi dress (even though that didn’t shout Hollywood glamour) and George Clooney looked as dashing as ever in his tux. Overall, another star studded event that was dominated by the fashion as well as the awards.

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

The Collector’s �irst gig of 2012 at Gary’s Music Club with Mark Wynn, Greg Harper, Lesley Spiers, Darren Mepham, Chip Chilligan, Chris & Micky Janman, Roger Kidd, Mark Jennings. Coolham Village Hall, Billingshurst Road, RH13 8QN. Free parking, doors at 7.45pm, music from 8pm. Bring your own refreshments, free tea & coffee. Free admission, donations appreciated.

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

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

Horsham & District Horticultural Society: The Belgian King’s Greenhouses will be the subject of a talk by Derek Santer commencing at 7.30pm at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham. All are welcome. Members free, guests and non-members £1.00 entry or join on the night for £5.00. See

The next presentation from the Mary How Trust Film Society will be Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (15) 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

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Horsham Organic Gardeners Society host a talk by Dr Alex Penn: A Brief Introduction to Permaculture. Alex is a researcher at the University of Surrey where she works on industrial ecology and the evolution of co-operation and major transitions in evolution. held at Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road at 8.00pm. All welcome, donations from non-members please.

Not the West End and touring musical, but the brand-new sensational, inspirational, aspirational box of�ice smash hit concert show of the year. Featuring all the hits from everyone’s favourite dance movie Dirty Dancing. Tickets: £19.50. To book tickets visit

The next meeting of the Horsham Decorative & Fine Arts Society will be held at the Capitol Theatre, North Street, Horsham at 10.45am. Eveline Eaton will talk about the highlights of Berlin & Dresden. Visitors are always welcome. Admission £5

11th February Table Top Sale

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Chris and Pui Roadshow 2012

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Beat the ‘Car Boot Blues’ at Colgate Village Hall. Household items, antiques, bric a brac, books, unwanted gifts, clothes, children’s toys, etc. Refreshments available. Sellers from 8.00am, buyers 10.00am, entrance 30p. No trade stalls. Tables £10. Call 01293 851520. No wellies required!

CBeebies’ favourite double-act Chris and Pui are coming to The Capitol, Horsham. Fresh from their hit show ‘Show Me Show Me’, they invite you to join them with fantastic songs, games and a few surprises along the way. Tickets: £12, children £10. Visit for tickets.

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.

Charity Film Night

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Saturday 11th February 7.30pm for 7.45pm Mannings Heath Village Hall The Rotary Club of Horsham present a Charity Quiz Night in aid of the Phoenix Stroke Club which organises activities that aim to restore it’s members confidence thereby assisting their social and speech rehabilitation. The questions will suit a variety of ages so make sure you have a good age spread in your team! Max team size is 8 people. Come along as a team or we will put people together and create a Team.


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Property Ask the Experts The Letting Agent Kathy Taylor Senior Manager Leaders

I live in a Rental property and recently there have been numerous letters arriving addressed to my Landlord and I am concerned that he is in financial difficulty. If this is the case where do I stand? I’m concerned because I know there is a mortgage on the property. If your Landlord has been made Bankrupt or is in Receivership, Trustees or Receivers will have been appointed to deal with his assets and undertakings. If the property is managed by an agent then they will continue to act as Agent for the Receiver or Trustee, therefore the current terms of your Tenancy Agreement would not change. All that would differ is the name and address of the Landlord and a notice would be served on you confirming the amended details. The terms and conditions contained within your Tenancy Agreement would remain the same and rent should continue to be paid as previously. Provided the agent is member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) or similar then all monies would be protected by their bonding scheme. Your deposit monies would continue to be held and protected (if an Assured Shorthold Tenancy) in accordance with the terms of the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme and the Tenancy Agreement. If your Landlord has arrears with his mortgage and the property is being re-possessed the first thing to ascertain is if the property has been let out with the mortgagees consent as this will affect your position; The Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants etc) Act 2010 ; Tenancy without Mortgagee’s consent – with effect from 01.10.2010 the Act allows for tenants whose tenancies were not authorised by a mortgage lender to request a two month stay on an order for possession or the execution of a warrant for possession by the mortgagee. If the mortgagee will not grant such a stay in writing then the tenant has the power to apply to the Court for the same stay. The Court is not obliged to grant the stay and will consider the circumstances of each case and, in particular, will look at the conduct of the tenant and any breaches of the tenancy agreement committed by the Tenant. The Court can also require the tenant to pay the rent direct to the mortgagee during the period of the stay. Tenancy with Mortgagee’s consent – If consent was given to the Tenancy the mortgagee will generally appoint a Receiver to act on their behalf and collect the rent for the remainder of the Tenancy term.

Generous and secluded with glorious views Guy Leonard & Company is delighted to offer for sale an attractive three bedroom chalet style property situated in a generous and secluded plot at the end of a quiet cul de sac in an elevated position with glorious views to the rear. With versatile living accommodation and being well presented, the property benefits from a feature kitchen/breakfast room, separate utility room (part being used as an office), two reception rooms together with a ground floor luxury bathroom and a ground floor bedroom. The first floor offers a superb principal bedroom with delightful views to the rear across neighbouring farmland. The third bedroom enjoys access via a double glazed door to

a terraced area also offering splendid views and to complete the first floor accommodation there is a family bathroom. Externally the beautiful landscaped gardens provide

seclusion in this charming and quiet location. The guide price is £525,000 for the freehold interest and an internal viewing is highly recommended.

For further information and an appointment to view, please contact the vendor’s sold agents: Guy Leonard & Company on 01903 742354 or visit

both primary and secondary, is one of the key drivers behind families deciding to move house, according to Howard Ball, partner at Henry Adams in Horsham. “Schools with outstanding Ofsted reports are invariably sought after,” says Howard. “Locals will know which are the

‘best’ schools to get their children into based not just on academic results but their wider reputation as well, perhaps as a more nurturing environment. A word of warning though - check the admissions criteria carefully before making your move.” There are the obvious benefits to growing up in the heart of the community, having friends nearby and walking to school, but there is also the longer term investment potential of a family house near a good school. “With such competition for places at top schools, family houses nearby will invariably attract buyers at the right price,” said Howard. “There is particular interest in modern three bedroom houses in the £250,000

to £350,000 price ranges in this area.” Where schools are found, other facilities and amenities for families are usually nearby - play areas, sports centres and child-friendly shops for that after school snack, so it’s little surprise that families are drawn to these communities. “We have noticed a lot of local movement over recent months where families are already established in an area and want to stay locally,” said Howard. “But where finances are squeezed, we are also seeing people staying put and accepting the local school without choice.” If you haven’t already exchanged contracts on your chosen ‘catchment’ property with a confirmation letter from your solicitor, it’s probably too late for this September’s start. But those with children starting new schools next September (2013), it’s never too soon to start researching in order to stand the best chance of securing a place for your child.

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If a Possession Order is granted the Court will set a possession date, taking into consideration the two month stay. The Court Bailiff will attend the Property on the given date and seek possession of the Property and change the locks. All tenants will have to have removed themselves and their possessions from the property by the date of the Possession Order. For information on this or any other aspect of Letting or Renting contact Kathy Taylor 01403 217585 or

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Spacious, detached house in a quiet cul de sac location To the �irst �loor the principal bedroom enjoys views over the front and bene�its from an ensuite shower room. The three further bedrooms all look out over the rear garden and there is a family bathroom. The garden is a particular feature of the property with a vast expanse of patio, lawn and attractive rockery. The property is being offered for sale with a guide price of £595,000 for the freehold interest and an internal viewing is highly recommended. For further information and an appointment to view, contact Guy Leonard & Co on 01903 742354 or visit the website:

Guy Leonard & Company is delighted to offer for sale a most spacious and attractive detached four bedroom family home with beautifully landscaped south easterly garden situated in a corner position in a quiet cul de sac location. The property is approached over a driveway providing ample parking and turning and leading to the double garage. Internally the property offers delightfully bright and spacious accommodation and features a generous triple aspect sitting room, separate dining room, study, good size kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom.

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Cox Green, Rudgwick, West Sussex Period house with equestrian facilities

Horsham 9 miles (London Victoria 53 minutes), Guildford 14 miles Believed to have origins dating back to the 17th century with later additions, adjoining neighbouring fields with open country views. 3 reception rooms, kitchen, utility/cloakroom, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Double garage with bed/sitting room, kitchenette and shower room. Stable yard with 2 loose boxes, foaling box and tack room, sand school, tennis court, gardens and paddocks. In all about 4.75 acres. Price on application, offers invited 01403 339180


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Shipley, West Sussex

Impressive family house with self-contained annexe Horsham 7.5 miles (London Victoria 55 minutes), Gatwick Airport 23 miles Situated in a lovely rural location within the parish of Shipley. 2 reception rooms, kitchen / breakfast room, cloakroom, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath / shower rooms. Annexe comprising: sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom. Attractive mature landscaped gardens, small paddock approximately 0.6 acres. In all about 2 acres Guide price: ÂŁ925,000. 01403 339180



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


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

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

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

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

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


A second floor apartment with panoramic views in a gated development on the sea front built in1999. 2 double bedrooms (1 en-suite), sitting room with balcony, kitchen, bathroom, communal gardens, garage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A 1-bedroom first floor apartment for the over 55’s within easy level walking distance of the High Street. Communal hall, inner hall, lounge, kitchen, shower room, communal parking area, communal gardens.


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





A converted first floor flat formerly a semi-detached cottage. Entrance hall, lounge/dining room with archway to kitchen, double bedroom, inner lobby, bathroom, parking for 2 cars.



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








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

A semi-detached bungalow on the fringe of the village, in need of modernisation with a mature rear garden in excess of 120’’. Entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom.




A re-decorated and refurbished semi-detached house built in1969 set in a popular location. Entrance hall, 3 bedrooms, lounge/dining room, newly re-fitted kitchen and bathroom, garage and additional parking, south-facing rear garden.

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



THE RIDE, IFOLD £435,000

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 single storey residence with extensive garaging and workshops. Hall, sitting room, dining room, conservatory, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, en-suite with Jacuzzistyle shower, family bathroom, mature gardens and grounds of 1.25 acres.

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.

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CONEYHURST, WEST SUSSEX Guide price ÂŁ1,000,000

Set in a rural hamlet approximately 3 miles from Billingshurst, a charming Grade 11 listed period farmhouse believed to date in part from the 16th Century and which has been sympathetically extended in recent years retaining many of it’s original features throughout. The property comprises a master bedroom with en-suite and dressing area, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, garden room, and outside there is a traditional oak triple garage block with office and gymnasium over, stable block, paddock and the gardens and grounds extend in all to approximately 1 acre.


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ADVERSANE, NR BILLINGSHuRSt ÂŁPOA Located in a semi-rural hamlet between Billingshurst and Pulborough, a detached spacious family home built in an older style approximately thirty years ago. The property has been thoughtfully maintained and accommodation comprises three reception rooms including a large drawing room, a kitchen/breakfast room, five double bedrooms and two bathrooms, set in secluded grounds of approximately 0.6 of an acre with NO ONWARD CHAIN.

Horsham 01403 248222

tHE OLD BAKE HOuSE, RuDGWICK ÂŁ550,000 Set in a conservation area, a beautifully presented Grade II listed cottage with flexible and adaptable accommodation, with a wealth of exposed oak timbers and extensive oak joinery, four double bedrooms, three ensuite bathrooms, three/four reception rooms, located close to the centre of this popular village.

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west chiltington £890,000 - 6 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 5 Reception Rooms | Kitchen | Utility | Double Detached Garage with Annexe | ½ Acre Pot with Stunning Views.

horsham £595,000 - 5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 3 Receptions Rooms | Kitchen | Utility | Garage | Close to Millais & Forest Schools | CHAIN FREE.

horsham £550,000 - 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 3 Receptions Rooms | Large Conservatory | Kitchen/ Breakfast Room | Garage | 100’ Rear Garden | Close to Millais & Forest Schools | CHAIN FREE.

horsham £415,000 - 4 Bedrooms | Stunning Ensuite Bathroom | Family Bathroom |3 Reception Rooms | Kitchen | Utility | Detached Garage | Superb Location within ¾ mile of Station & Town Centre | Close to Millais & Forest Schools

southwater £350,000 - 5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 3 Reception Rooms | Kitchen | Garage | Attractive Garden | Close to Village Centre | CHAIN FREE.

southwater £300,000 - 4 Bedrooms | Sumptuous Bathroom | Sitting Room | Dining Area | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Garage & Parking | Landscaped Rear Garden | Superbly Presented | CHAIN FREE.

horsham £250,000 -3 Bedrooms | Bathroom | Sitting Room | Dining Area | Kitchen | Attractive Garden | Garage in Block | 1 Mile from Town Centre | Close to Tanbridge House School | CHAIN FREE.

horsham oiro £100,000 - Well-Presented Studio Apartment | Kitchen | Bathroom | Garage | Residents Parking |13 Acres of Communal Grounds | Adjacent to golf course | Within a mile of Horsham Town Centre | Share of Freehold | CHAIN FREE.

tismans common £67,500 - 2 Paddocks | 2 New Stables | Electricity & Water Connected | Approx. 1.5 Acres | Close to Cranleigh & Rudgwick.

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Colegate £2,950 pcm

Ifold £2,500 pcm

A spacious five bedroom character property located in Colgate village a short drive from Horsham town A modern four bedroom detached family home set in the sought after village of Ifold. centre.

Hamptons Office Horsham 01403 839053

Hamptons Office Horsham 01403 839053

Storrington £1,650 pcm

Twineham £1,650 pcm

A well presented and spacious five bedroom detached house conveniently situated on the outskirts of Storrington.

A refurbished three double bedroom detached Victorian house located in the rural village of Twineham.

Hamptons Office Horsham 01403 839053

Hamptons Office Horsham 01403 839053

Cowfold £1,400 pcm

Roffey Park £1,150 pcm

A beautiful three bedroom period cottage presented to a high standard with off road parking and located in the heart of Cowfold Village.

A well presented two double bedroom ground floor apartment situated in the beautiful grounds of Roffey Park.

Hamptons Office Horsham 01403 839053

Hamptons Office Horsham 01403 839053

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

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, fitted kitchen/breakfast room with space for a dining table and double doors opening out onto patio and garden.

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 double sliding storage cupboard, double bedroom with built in wardrobes.

Substantial and immaculately presented 5 bedroom, 3 reception room, versatile detached family home situated on one of Horsham’s most highly sought after roads. Comprises a useful entrance porch, hallway with storage cupboard, open plan lounge area with fabulous working fireplace, sliding bi-fold doors opening to rear patio/garden.

Recently refurbished two bedroom flint stone cottage for let in the highly sought after village of Slindon. Briefly comprises, entrance hall, separate toilet, bath/shower room, dining room with stairs to first floor bedrooms and stairway down to large basement suitable for storage.

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

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

Modern and well presented 2 bedroom ground floor apartment with private patio/ terrace area and situated in the heart of Horsham Town Centre. Comprises entrance hall with storage cupboard, secure telephone entry system, lounge/ sitting room with doors leading out to private patio, fitted kitchen/diner with appliances.

Executive style, unfurnished, well presented, recently constructed, high specification, 2 double bedroom first floor apartment in Pulborough. Comprises car port, parking for two cars, entry phone system, communal entrance hall, private entrance hall, open plan triple aspect lounge/diner, fitted kitchen with appliances.

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ProPerty of the Week

86461 Horsham £530 pcm

880032 Horsham £795 pcm

Spacious unfurnished studio apartment conveniently situated close to Littlehaven Station and other local amenities.

Newly refurbished one bedroom house with private garden situated in a popular area of North Horsham.

82801 Slinfold £650 pcm 283027 Horsham £875 pcm

686212 Wisborough Green £995 pcm

Superb two bedroom 2nd floor refurbished conversion apartment situated within walking distance of the town centre and station.

Recently renovated two double bedroom unfurnished detached bungalow situated in a lovely rural location. Available immediately.

Well furnished one double bedroom annexe, situated in rural location on a working farm. Suitable for Single occupant only. Rent includes most bills.

ProPerty of the Week

884940 Horsham £1100 pcm

861699 Trinity Square £1150 pcm

Spacious three bedroom unfurnished semi-detached house with garden and garage, situated in a popular residential area.

Modern and spacious three bedroom town house forming part of an exclusive development in the heart of Horsham town centre.

939505 Slinfold £1550 pcm

939191 Southwater £1850 pcm

Beautifully presented and spacious three bedroom detached house situated on the outskirts of Slinfold village.

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

944752 Horsham £875 pcm Newly redecorated two bedroom mid terrace house situated in a popular location of North Horsham. This house also benefits from central heating, double glazing and allocated parking. Available unfurnished. Winners of Best Company in the 2010 Sussex Business Awards


01403 217585

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937770 Cranleigh £475 pcm

937661 Cranleigh £750 pcm

Self contained studio on the outskirts of Cranleigh with lovely views. Available unfurnished. Council tax and water rates included.

A spacious two bedroom unfurnished maisonette with separate garage and situated within walking distance of the village centre.

937339 Killicks £675 pcm 937302 Cranleigh £850 pcm

937467 Cranleigh £850pcm

An extremely well presented two bedroom semi-detached bungalow featuring a spacious conservatory and off-road parking.

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

A lovely ground floor one bedroom flat located in a popular development and within easy reach of Cranleigh High Street and all amenities. Available 16th March 2012

ProPerty of the Week

937260 Horsham £1200 pcm

937578 Hitherwood £1500 pcm

Refurbished three bedroom detached family house in the popular North Heath Lane area. Benefits from gas central heating & double glazing.

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

937973 Loxwood £1695 pcm

938023 Cranleigh £2950 pcm

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

Well presented 16th Century cottage with five double bedrooms with private patio area and garden. Situated in a quiet location with access to the lake and orchard.

938041 Cranleigh £850 pcm A spacious detached coach house situated in private grounds. The property comprises of a large double bedroom with high ceilings and doors leading to a small patio area. Spiral staircase to first floor and open plan study area/bedroom two. Winners of Best Company in the 2010 Sussex Business Awards


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Looking ahead at Horsham’s lettings market The lettings market during 2011 was characterised by exceptionally high demand for accommodation with many tenants having to compete for a limited supply of properties. This led to rising rents, attractive yields and greater con�idence in the market for landlords. Looking ahead into 2012, Horsham’s leading letting specialist, Leaders, predicts the market will be similar in terms of strong demand, but that property stocks will begin to improve as investors turn to the Private Rental Sector (PRS) as a viable alternative to the volatile stock market and low interest rates. Says Leader’s senior branch manager, Kathy Taylor: “We are seeing a steady number of enquiries from buy to let landlords seeking our advice at the initial stage of purchasing which suggests that investment in the PRS will increase. In addition to new investment, we expect more rental properties to come onto the market from people giving up on the sales market, and from people who inherit property choosing to let rather than sell. We are also seeing some long-term tenants

moving out of the sector once they have saved a deposit to buy their own homes which is freeing up accommodation for new tenants. “This will be good for renters as it will facilitate more movement for those relying on the PRS over the medium to long-term. Many couples and families need to move up the rental ladder to larger properties which will ensure continued demand across all property types.” Leaders report that two and three bedroom houses are particularly sought after, with premium rents being achieved for those that are well located and presented to a high standard. “We had a very busy 2011 and the market here remains healthy for investment landlords. Many of our landlords saw their rental income increase signi�icantly last year and we will continue to review rents throughout 2012. It is crucial that rents re�lect these cost-conscious times; if a property is priced too high it will not let. An independent expert is key to valuing the property to ensure the best possible rent is achieved without risking costly void periods.” Whilst market conditions will remain positive for landlords and look set to improve for tenants during 2012, Leaders issues a warning about the continued lack of legislation in the industry. Says Kathy: “2011 saw the

government con�irming that it has no plans to regulate letting agents, a decision we were very disappointed by. At a time when more people than ever are turning to this sector, landlords and tenants need protection from unscrupulous and incompetent letting agents. Many are unaware that there is no proper regulation governing letting agents, despite the plethora of legislation that applies to letting itself. If letting agents do not know and comply with the regulations, properties can be unsafe, client money can be at risk and the landlord’s and tenant’s interests unprotected during the tenancy. Landlords should be aware that they can be held liable for their agent’s actions or inactions and can face severe penalties including hefty �ines and even imprisonment. With formal regulation of letting agents unlikely, Leader’s advice to landlords and tenants is simple: only use an agent with many years experience, a good reputation and above all, that is a member of a professional body such as ARLA, NAEA or RICS. These organisations are self-regulating and ensure that member agents comply with a rigorous code of conduct and that clients’ money is held in separate, properly protected accounts. For advice you can trust on all aspects of renting or letting in your area please contact Leaders on: 01403 217585.

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extensive line-up offers impressive performance at every turn. And while the new Ibiza once again stands out courtesy of its stylish design and sporting intent, two key strengths are common to all versions of the new car – a very high standard of quality and, of course, outstanding value for money, with prices being revealed closer to the UK launch. The Ibiza is one of the best-selling models in its segment across Europe.

Since the launch of the fourth generation car in 2008 more than 500,000 people have opted for one of the Spanish brand’s sporty, compact models. Meanwhile, the average age of an Ibiza buyer remains easily the youngest in its market category, underlining the fact that SEAT is truly young spirited. Design has long been one of the Ibiza’s strengths – consistently named as the most important reason for

purchase by customers. And this is set to become even more apparent in future – with its modern, fresh look, the new Ibiza marks a further significant development of the SEAT design identity and prepares the way for future models. ‘The Ibiza is an important foundation of our brand. With the new generation, we are taking a clear step forward – the fresh and young design language speaks to SEAT’s unique and distinctive character. It underscores the precision and quality of our products,’ said James Muir, President of SEAT, S.A. ‘This makes the new Ibiza a crucial element in SEAT’s strategy. Its success will grow even further, not least in our new market of China.’ Beneath its expressive design, the new Ibiza offers an impressive array of innovative technologies. The latest-generation state-of-the-art TDI and TSI power units, the DSG transmissions and the start/stop system combine fine dynamics with exceptional efficiency and guarantee SEAT’s signature driving fun. Another innovation is the SEAT Portable Media System with touchscreen monitor. New to the Ibiza, it combines the functions of a navigation system, on-board computer, audio system and hands-free device. While it is fully integrated into the Ibiza’s on-board electronics, it is also removable for use on-the-go. The introduction of SEAT’s Portable Media System will come later in 2012. Dr Matthias Rabe, Executive Vice President for Research and Development at SEAT, S.A. said: ‘The new Ibiza is a clear showcase for SEAT’s technical expertise. Emotional design, a thrilling drive and an exceptionally high quality standard deliver an extremely distinctive product character – now with improved functionality. He added: ‘The Ibiza is the sportiest and most versatile offering in its competitive field.’ So young motorists of Horsham – would you have one? I know I would.

City Emergency Braking costs from just £225. Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand with responsibility for Development collected the award and commented: ‘We are very grateful for this award which recognises the achievements and qualities of our new small car, the up!. We set out to design a car which would combine Volkswagen values and maximum space in a distilled and compact package; a car which embodies the pure essence of the brand. ‘From its modern, clean and efficient engines, through its class-leading safety features to its innovative infotainment system, it is a design which encapsulates modern urban mobility. ‘Furthermore, the up! is not a standalone product, but the first child in a new small car family. Ground-breaking Volkswagen models including a fully-electric version, the up! Blue-eMotion which is due in 2013, will also join the family, and other Volkswagen Group brands will also benefit from

its arrival. We are very excited about our new car and are delighted that the influential judges at What Car? magazine clearly share our views on the up!.’ The up! is available to order now,

with prices starting at £7,995 (RRP OTR) and with the first models arriving in showrooms in March. For more details on this and Volkswagen’s award-winning range of cars visit

The new Seat Ibiza – dynamic and innovative Olli Nott Motors Editor

The new generation of SEAT’s most successful car to date is here. The new SEAT Ibiza captures the heart with its young, emotional design and fun-to-drive character, and convinces the head with innovative technology and improved functionality and quality.

The new line-up offers enormous breadth to meet almost every demand – from the compact and sporty three-door Ibiza SC to the dynamic and universally popular five-door Ibiza and the elegantly practical Ibiza ST estate car, today’s Ibiza has something for everyone. Extending from the ultra-efficient Ibiza E Ecomotive with 89 g/km of CO2 to the exceptionally sporty Ibiza FR with its muscular 150 PS, the

Volkswagen are on the up! Even before it has hit UK roads, the new Volkswagen up! has claimed top honours at the prestigious What Car? awards, being named Car of the Year for 2012 as well as best City Car. Taking the Car of the Year title for the sixth time makes Volkswagen the most successful manufacturer at the What Car? awards since they began in 1978. It was a highly successful night for the manufacturer overall at the motor industry’s annual ‘Oscars’ held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, with the Golf returning as winner of the Small Family Car category for the sixth time overall and fourth consecutive year, and Volkswagen also taking the coveted Safety Award. Commenting on the awards, What Car? Editor-in-chief Chas Hallett said: ‘The Volkswagen up! sets new standards for a car at £10,000. It’s a city car that can seat four adults, while offering new levels of refinement, quality

and maturity at this price; none of its rivals feels quite so grown-up. Buyers will be looking for even more for their money than ever in 2012, so the up! is a worthy winner of the What Car? Car of the Year.’ Meanwhile the Safety Award was in large part the result of the availability of Volkswagen’s innovative City Emergency Braking system on the up!. Although safety features are no longer the preserve of larger, more expensive models, the judges were impressed by this particular example of ‘big car’ technology filtering down to a smaller model. The system uses sensors to scan the space ahead, then applies the brakes automatically if it detects that the car is about to hit an object in front. Hallett added: ‘It works well – particularly in town, the up!’s natural environment – and the biggest achievement is that Volkswagen is offering the technology at a respectable price on its smallest model.’


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Hugo Langton offered no excuses for Horsham’s defeat at Harrow Borough, with the hosts’ sharpness in the �inal third proving the difference between the two sides. The Hornets have failed to win at Harrow in more than four decades. But Langton’s squad travelled with high hopes of ending that miserable run, and recording their �irst league victory since August, after good performances against Lewes, Lowestoft and Wealdstone. The writing was on the wall when Danny Buckle put the home side ahead on 28 minutes and there was

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no way back when Tristan Toney added another �ive minutes into the second half. Langton said: “It was a drab game with not a lot of quality from either side. The statistics show that both teams had an equal amount of possession in the other’s half, but they were a little bit cleverer than us at times, particularly up front. “I was disappointed that we didn’t execute our game plan at all and we

lacked a lot of quality in the �inal third, but I’m not going to have a go at the boys who have been excellent lately. “Both goals were sloppy. We didn’t clear the ball properly for their �irst and we just seemed to stand still for their second. Fair play to their centre forward who took a gamble and got his reward, but it wasn’t a good goal from our perspective. “We just weren’t at the races and the players will be the �irst to tell you how disappointed they were in their performance. I’m prepared to put it down to a bad day in the of�ice and will look for them to give me a response. “Good luck to Harrow, though. They’re a good club with a nice manager and I wish them all the best for the rest of the season.”

The rigours of travelling have been cited as the reason behind the club agreeing to release Seny Diedhiou. Langton said the striker had found it a struggle getting to training and matches from his north London home, so it had been agreed to allow him to seek a club nearer home. The boss added: “I would like to place on record my thanks to Seny for agreeing to help us out. “When I became manager, we needed a player like him. Although it was only ever a short-term agreement, he’s stuck with it and done a fantastic job for us. “I know the fans might be disappointed, but I think the decision is the right one under the circumstances and I wish Seny all the best of luck.”

off for a second bookable offence, moments before George Hillier tapped home an equaliser with 14 minutes left on the clock. The hosts were then twice denied by the woodwork and twice saw efforts cleared off the line in a frantic �inal 10 minutes. New boss Hawthorne said: “It’s disappointing not to get a win. I think we shaded it, we probably did deserve it and maybe on another day we would have won.

“We were making plenty of chances and we looked pretty sound at the back. There were a few dodgy spells here and there, and there were other things that weren’t quite right, but by and large I was pretty happy. “I just didn’t want to start off with a defeat, so it was good to get a point on the board. “It was a pretty good performance and to come from 1-0 down was a good show of character. There’s a lot to work on, things we need to

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Mark Hawthorne could only manage a point from his �irst game in charge of Horsham YMCA, but it could so easily have been the winning start he had been hoping for. Casey Ham’s penalty gave visitors Sidley a deserved half-time lead, but YM bounced back with a spirited second-half display. Sidley striker Chris Gould was sent

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I couldn’t be much further removed from my beloved Albion in the French Alps, but here I am, up at over 2,000m in Les Arcs. Saturday’s win over Bristol City feels like it happened in a different world, not just six days ago. What a fantastic goal by Inigo Calderon and one that was very much overdue after his goalscoring exploits of last season. More of the same please, Calde. And what about Craig MackailSmith’s black eye? It looked like he had gone 12 rounds with Mike Tyson. Having booked my ski holiday way in advance of the football �ixtures being released in the summer, I was a bit disappointed when I realised I would be missing the game at Peterborough tomorrow (Saturday). With its low roof and terracing in the away end, London Road has been a favourite ground of mine since an FA Cup tie there many years ago. Oh well, one can’t have it all. Following a 24-hour postponement because of a touch of frost in north Wales, Wednesday evening saw our FA Cup replay at Wrexham. After all the messing about by the TV companies over when the game was to be played, it did make me chuckle when it was still shown live even after the postponement. I just wish it had been shown on French TV. Or maybe not, from what I have heard. At least I had the internet to keep me abreast of developments. With the chance to host Newcastle United in the next round, from the reports I read it would appear that the Wrexham players wanted it more than Albion’s. Wrexham scored �irst before Ashley Barnes equalised and as neither side managed to score a winner in either normal or extra time I was left watching a Twitter feed as the penalties were taken. A win’s a win, even if it did take penalties. Well done to all �ive Albion players who stepped forward and scored to take us through to the fourth round and a fantastic game against Premier League opponents. Fair play to all the Albion fans, including several NWSS members, who made the trip to Wrexham on Wednesday. Or Tuesday. It couldn’t have been easy, but I bet it was well worth it as Mackail-Smith slotted home the �ifth penalty. Good luck to Albion tomorrow. I wish I could be there. The NWSS will run two coaches to the Newcastle match. See our website for details.


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Horsham U14 were edged out 2219 by Heathfield U14 as the top two sides in the Sussex A League went head to head. The eagerly anticipated clash did not disappoint. It was a breathless

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match in which the lead changed hands five times. Horsham conceded the first try but slowly improved, were strong in the scrum and started to make headway. A perfectly weighted pass was taken at pace by left wing Matt Collier, who still had a lot to do but rounded the defence to score a great try under

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the posts. Always an elegant kicker, Callum Boswell converted to give Horsham the edge at 7-5. Heathfield regained the lead with another try, only for centre Rowan Murphy-Hunt to storm through for a Boswell-converted try early in the second half.

Horsham’s Achilles heel was defending in their 22 and Heathfield secured a bonus point with two further tries, including a neat switch from a penalty. George Palmer scored the final try, but the Green and Whites could not break clear in their attempt to overhaul the narrow deficit.

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Two goals in two minutes helped Division A leaders Horsham U15 win 4-2 at Bosham U15 in the Arun and Chichester Youth League. Aaron Pyzer fired the young Hornets in front with a shot from the edge of the area, but Bosham equalised with a soft goal just before half time and went in front with 20 minutes left. Horsham responded to their

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Horsham U16 suffered a very rare defeat, 3-0 at Hove Rivervale U16 in their County Cup quarter-final. Southwater Red U18 overcame high-flying Felpham Colts U18 3-2 to reach the final of the Arun and Chichester Youth League Cup. Ryan Thomas converted Griffin Shiel’s cross, Adam Laker finished neatly as his pace got him to Zack Haulkham’s through ball and Haulkham fired home a 30-yard free kick. Southwater will face Chichester

City U18 in the final. Chesworth Rovers U11 won 6-0 at Crawley United U11 in Division A of the Horsham and District Youth League. Goals by Harry Bryant (two), Josh Baker (two), Jack Frankland and Benjy Collins helped Rovers maintain their 100 per cent record after a sixweek break. Roffey Robins Rockets U9 won 4-1 and 1-0 against Crawley Panthers U9, despite playing the second match with only six players against seven.

Atlantis split into two at the weekend to tackle open meets in Brighton and Portsmouth. Brighton Swimming Club hosted the traditional Tom Handley Meet, designed specifically for swimmers aiming for qualifying times for the fast-approaching Sussex County Championships. The meet also gives swimmers the chance to test each other’s speed and fitness in the highly exciting “skins” race. The fastest six swimmers from the heats compete against each other over 50m, with the slowest swimmer eliminated from the succeeding round. After a short rest, the remaining five go again until they are whittled down to a final two. The excitement grows as the elimination process goes on, and with Beth Britton still in the hunt the Atlantis team were all behind her. Britton made the final comfortably and Atlantis head coach Bill Penny was confident his swimmer could control the final race. He was right, as swimming a superb final length she lengthened her lead to grab the prize money. The final summed up a great weekend of top-quality swimming by the Atlantis team, with many achieving their personal goals. Delighted coach Matt Cumber said: “We have had a hard weekend of racing and the swimmers have once again shown their fighting spirit. “With the likes of 11-year-old Lauren Pedel gaining regional times, let alone county times, we are really satisfied. Congratulations to all our qualifiers from the weekend.” Along the south coast in Portsmouth, six of the club’s senior swimmers were in action at the Mountbatten Centre, home to one of the best 50m pools in the country. The swimmers are all in a strong training programme ahead of the ASA Southern Zonal Championships. Having already secured two national qualifying times, Cameron Lambourne was in good form as he repeated this achievement in both the 50m and 100m freestyle. Lambourne is targeting the British Championships in April in the Olympic Pool and came agonisingly close in the 50m free, just missing out on a qualifying time. Bex Lobley was also in a confident mood as she swam two seconds under the national qualifying time in the 200m breast, an event for which she had already qualified. Sunday afternoon saw the 100m breast. Lobley was pipped into second place in a great race, but the disappointment turned to joy when she realised she had achieved her second national time of the season. Jade Stocker and Kate Windle both came within two seconds of achieving national times. Penny said: “I’m very happy with all the performances down at Portsmouth. “Cam and Bex are both getting good results and I’m very confident that a string of swimmers will be joining them.”


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Stunning display by Horsham

Jamie Gibbs leads the charge for Horsham

Josh Tolhurst Rugby Union

Horsham followed up their 19-0 win at Eastbourne by demolishing Uckfield in their first home match of the year. But it would have been difficult to predict the final score based on the first 10 minutes, as the game started very tightly with neither team giving anything away. The first score came somewhat against the run of play when Horsham stole the ball from a lineout and Sam Bell ran a good strong line to cut through. Horsham’s second try followed after a storming run by Neal Holden, who broke through several tackles

Photos by OIiver Wilks





and popped it off to Joe Clarke. Horsham began to dominate possession and Matt Brown, who also converted all five tries, kicked a penalty to put them further in front. A third try, through Brown, wasn’t far off and Horsham wrapped up the points before half time, quick hands creating the opening for Angelo Shepherd in a contender for try of the season. When Brown dived through a gap to score his second try, and converted to make it 38-0, the second half

Young guns go for it Martin Read Hockey

Seriously depleted Horsham won 5-2 at Worthing, a team they have sometimes struggled to beat. With shoulder and groin injuries preventing outstanding keeper Ed Heathcock and Andy MacWraith from playing, and Ed Jackson (work) and Jamie Whitehouse (study) also unavailable, Horsham had seven 16-yearolds on the pitch at one point. Coach Sam Naismith said: “I’m absolutely delighted. This was a real team effort. To field such a young side and come away with three points was a brilliant result. “Playing his first league match at the age of 16, keeper Sam Percival was outstanding and even managed to set up a Horsham goal straight from one of his saves. Of the seniors, Dom Cohen had an excellent game.” Horsham won in style and were 4-0 up at half time. Nathan Hill, Duncan Howarth and John Burroughs scored one each, while the prolific Matt Hough was unluckily denied a hat-trick.

What should have been his third goal was hit so strongly that it burst through the netting, creating the impression it had not been on target. Despite this emphatic win, Horsham slipped from third to fourth place on goal difference as Folkestone thrashed Sevenoaks 10-1. Tomorrow (Saturday), Horsham return to Broadbridge Heath for a home fixture against Bexleyheath and Belvedere, one place below them. Horsham Ladies started 2012 in great style, winning the National South Division 2 weekend indoor tournament at Whitgift School. Led by goalkeeper Hannah Simpson, Horsham dominated the tournament, scoring 21 goals and conceding just six. They beat Barnes 5-0, St Albans 4-2, Maidstone 4-0, Old Loughtonians 4-2 and Surbiton 4-2. Coach Warren Gilmour said: “I couldn’t have asked for a better team performance. They were outstanding.” Horsham Ladies will contest the National League indoor tournament in Birmingham this weekend before resuming their league campaign on February 5.

looked to carry the same sort of formula as the first. But Horsham took their foot off the gas and were punished when Uckfield rumbled over to score and poor tackling allowed the visitors to snatch a second try. The home team came back strongly and Tom Wright fell agonisingly close to the line before being pushed into touch. The game came to a slow finish as both teams seemed to accept their fate, but Horsham came away with a win and what long-serving secretary Alan Fisher described as “the best performance for as long as I can remember”. • Horsham tries: Bell, Clarke, Brown 2, Shepherd. Conversions: Brown 5. Penalty: Brown.

Sport in Brief Youth Cricket

Horsham U12 and Billingshurst U12 both won two matches in the iDentilam Colts Indoor League at Tanbridge House School. Seven-year-old Oli Haines took two wickets for Horsham against Southwater U12. Billingshurst (100-4, Will Crombie 37*, Ben Robinson 23) beat Steyning U12 (99-1), Steyning (54-2) beat Capel U12 (53), Billingshurst (1064, Max Hollander 43*, Will Crombie, 26*) beat Capel (77-3), Horsham Trinity U12 (82, Sam Dobson 25) beat Southwater (60, Oli Lewis doublewicket maiden), Horsham (117-0, Tom Clark 22*, Zac Cisotti 21*, Tom Haines 22*) beat Horsham Trinity (27, four run outs) and Horsham (129-2, Max Sanders 25*, Tom Haines 20*) beat Southwater (70). Three Bridges U16 (129-3) beat Pulborough U16 (48), Horsham Trinity U16 (58-2) beat Steyning U16 (55), Billingshurst U16 (68-2) beat Southwater U16 (67), Three Bridges (159-3, competition record) beat Southwater (59), West Chiltington U16 (77-1) beat Capel U16 (76) and Pulborough (74-2) beat Horsham Trinity (71).

Youth Basketball

Matt Brown notched 23 points

Horsham Hawks U12 lost 54-40 against Crawley Cagers U12. Hawks included four players from the age group below and the size difference made it more difficult to win possession. Hawks’ starting five of Abbie Reeves (11 points), Freddie Winton (two), India Belfield (one), Jacob Merchant and Tom Fuller (five) put pressure on the Cagers by keeping to their game plan and playing to wellrehearsed set plays when possible. Alex Malzer (two points), Ellie Hutchinson, James Bunch, Jamie Miller (two), Joseph Cross (eight) and Louis Dishington (nine) continued the fight with good performances.

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The Resident newspaper, 20th January 2012 issue.

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