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Greening Southbourne


Greening Southbourne.

On 26 November, a launch event, organised by Southbourne Environment Group and in partnership with Sarah Hughes (Community Wildlife Officer) to find out what local groups were doing, was very well attended by residents of all ages.  Children and not so young making bird boxes with Men’s Shed, and displays and information from local groups, including Tuppenny Barn, Chichester Harbour Conservancy , Maybush Copse , Southbourne Junior School, Connecting Southbourne,  and many others.  Our Environment Group Chairman Cllr Jonathan Brown gave a presentation on the development of the group, which with the support of the Parish Council grew out of the community collaboration around the Neighbourhood Plan, and asked us all to suggest what we can do in the future.   John Auric, with representatives from Greening Westbourne, then introduced the Greening Southbourne campaign. The obvious ideas of recycling, switching off our engine at the crossing and planting more trees and litter picking, all of which we have done, but there must be more we can do!  At the event, community members signed up to work with our footpath monitor and have already walked off some of their holiday excesses! Our environment needs your suggestions, and you!  What do you think would improve your corner of Southbourne?

Inner Wheel Club of Havant


Our Club is pleased to invite your members and friends to our International Services Charity Lunch on Thursday 26th January 2017 at the Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road, PO11 0HB.


The event starts at 10.15am with coffee on arrival, a hot lunch with a cold dessert will be served.  A cash bar will be available.


This year we have three local businesses which provide ‘home made’ consumable products.  They will each tell us about how they started and make their product.


Jake’s Pork Pies,  Northney Ice Cream, and Le Salon du Chocolat.


Tickets are on sale at £15.00 per person.


Please reply by January 12th 2017


Yours in friendship,


Jenny Hiscock

International Services Organiser

Whats On @ Hamblin Centre : July 2016

New Vision Light Workers  – Saturday  2nd 10.30 – 12.30 pm

Talk: The Healing Energy of Homeopathy – Sat 2nd  2 – 4 pm

Mindfulness practise – Wednesday 6th  2 – 3.30 pm

Book Launch: Meeting Evil with Mercy by Philip Pegler –Fri  8th 2 – 4.15 pm

Talk: The Inside story of Cittaviveka, Chithurst Buddhist monastery – Sat 9th 2 – 4 pm

Film Night ‘Walking the Camino – Friday 15th 7-9 pm

Healthy Living Network – Wednesday 20h 12.15 – 1.30 pm

Talk: Dyslexia – dispelling the myths   – Wednesday 20h 1.45 – 3 pm

Book Group ’ The Power of Now’ – Thursday 21st  2 – 3 pm

Talk: Quantum  Healing by Dr Sam Watts – Sat 23rd 2 – 4 pm

Philosophy,  how it can guide us in our lives – Tuesday  26st  2 – 3 pm

Monthly Meditation – Wednesday 27h 2 – 3 pm

Aspire Sussex Adult Education

Aspire Sussex Adult Education launched their new Autumn / Winter brochure on 6 June and, with hundreds of courses available across West Sussex there is something for everyone.

As a thank you for booking your course early, Aspire Sussex are pleased to offer all students a 10%* discount on the tuition fees on any course(s) in the Autumn / Winter 2016 brochure booked between 6 June 2016 – 30 June inclusive.

To support those students aged 65+, they are also increasing the current discount to 15%* on the tuition fees on any course(s) in the new brochure as per the timescales above.

To request a copy of the new brochure, please email or contact 0345 6 01 01 61.

All courses can also be viewed online at

*Please note these discounts are not available alongside any other concession offered by Aspire Sussex Ltd.

Purchasing Pets Online


The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have noticed a rise in the reporting of pets, and in particular puppies and kittens, being advertised for sale via popular online auction websites. The fraudsters will place an advert of the pet for sale, often claiming that the pet is currently held somewhere less accessible or overseas. Upon agreement of a sale, the suspect will usually request an advance payment by money transfer or bank transfer. However, the pet does not materialise and the fraudster will subsequently ask for further advanced payments for courier charges, shipping fees and additional transportation costs. Even if further payments are made, the pet will still not materialise as it is likely that the pet does not exist.
Protect Yourself:

  • Stay within auction guidelines.
  • Be cautious if the seller initially requests payment via one method, but later claims that due to ‘issues with their account’ they will need to take the payment via an alternative method such as a bank transfer.
  • Consider conducting research on other information provided by the seller, for example a mobile phone number or email address used by the seller could alert you to any negative information associated with the number/email address online.
  • Request details of the courier company being used and consider researching it.
  • Agree a suitable time to meet face to face to agree the purchase and to collect the pet. If the seller is reluctant to meet then it could be an indication that the pet does not exist.
  • A genuine seller should be keen to ensure that the pet is going to a caring and loving new home. If the seller does not express any interest in you and the pet’s new home, be wary.
  • If you think the purchase price is too good to be true then it probably is, especially if the pet is advertised as a pure-breed.
  • Do not be afraid to request copies of the pet’s inoculation history, breed paperwork and certification prior to agreeing a sale. If the seller is reluctant or unable to provide this information it could be an indication that either the pet does not exist or the pet has been illegally bred e.g. it originates from a ‘puppy farm’. A ‘puppy farm’ is a commercial dog breeding enterprise where the sole aim is to maximise profit for the least investment. Commercial dog breeders must be registered with their local authority and undergo regular inspections to ensure that the puppies are bred responsibly and are in turn fit and healthy. Illegally farmed puppies will often be kept in inadequate conditions and are more likely to suffer from ailments and illnesses associated with irresponsible breeding.
  • When thinking of buying a pet, consider buying them in person from rescue centres or from reputable breeders

Chemroute Bike Rides 2016


Sun 17th April 2016   – ‘Come on a leisurely cycle ride from Emsworth to the  quiet Chidham peninsula and back (12 miles) to see how the Chemroute can open up a lovely peaceful and interesting area. Meet at the turn in to Lumley Road by Peter pond at 10.30. Families welcome. Option of a train back.  Contact Geoffrey on 01243-379168’.


Sun 15th May  –   ‘Come on a leisurely cycle ride from Chichester to the quiet Chidham peninsula and back (10 miles) to see how the Chemroute can open up  a lovely peaceful and interesting area. Meet at the Market Cross, Chichester at 11. Families welcome. Option of lunch at the ‘Old House at Home’ pub; Option of a train back. Contact Geoffrey on 01243-379168’


Sun 19th June 2016 – ‘Come on a leisurely cycle ride from Emsworth to West Ashling and Funtington and back (14 miles) to see how the Chemroute can open up lovely peaceful and interesting areas. Meet at the turn in to Lumley Road by Peter pond at 10.30. Families welcome. Option of a train back.  Contact Geoffrey on 01243-379168’.

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