Saturday, 25 May 2013
The charity's Visitor Centre, in Chelwood Gate, will be holding its Half Term Teddy Bear's Picnic on Wednesday, 29 May and everyone is invited to join in the fun.
Every child will receive a picnic box and can have their face painted before setting off for a bear hunt and picnic in the enchanting Nature Trail, with its unique flock of Hebridean sheep and secret fairy ring!
The fun starts at 2pm and costs £3 per child, including a free picnic box. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Visitor Centre Officer at Cats Protection Dee McDonald said: "Our Nature Trail is part of the Ashdown Forest, home of Winnie the Pooh, so there's no better place for a magical Teddy Bear's Picnic! We're looking forward to welcoming our little guests for an afternoon of fun and exploring so bring your picnic blanket and don't forget teddy!"
To book a place, please call 01825 741 370 or email email@example.com
Open seven days a week, Cats Protection's National Cat Centre, set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, is a great day out for all the family.
Entry is free and visitors are welcome to explore the Nature Trail, relax by the tranquil lake, enjoy freshly prepared lunches, cakes and afternoon teas in the cafe and browse the gift shop.
The site is also home to the National Cat Adoption Centre, the largest centre of its kind which rehomes over 1,000 unwanted and abandoned cats every year. Visitors are always welcome to come and say hello to the cats!
The National Cat Centre is situated in Chelwood Gate, on the A275 between Wych Cross and Danehill. To find the centre using a SatNav, please use the postcode RH17 7DE or for a map and directions please visit www.cats.org.uk/find-us/find-the-ncc
Friday, 24 May 2013
Auditions for Juvenile Ensemble for Cinderella
The Hawth, Crawley is on the search for young local talent
The Hawth, in partnership with Evolution Pantomimes are looking for children to be part of the Juvenile Ensemble and for their spectacular pantomime, Cinderella, which will run at the theatre this Christmas.
The chosen children will be performing alongside Stephen Mulhern (Catchphrase and Britain’s Got More Talent) and Sid Sloane (Cbeebies)
The audition will take place on 8th September at The Hawth at 11.30am
To audition you must be between 8-15yrs inclusive on 1st Sept on 2013 and under 5'2" tall. Auditions will end approximately 2 hours after the start time but you may need to stay longer if you are successful. Bring water but no food or other drinks. Come wearing comfortable clothes and soft/dance shoes. You will be taught a routine on the day.
We require a total commitment to the pantomime from the rehearsal period to the full run of the performance: Saturday 30th November 2013 – 5th January 2014.
Mid Sussex is the most peaceful area in Sussex and the 8th most peaceful in the UK according to a recent study into levels of crime and violence.
Research has been carried out by the Institute for Economics and Peace to find the most peaceful and least peaceful areas in Britain. The study used the Home Office data on crime to rank 343 local authority areas in order of peacefulness. Mid Sussex placed in the top 10 most peaceful areas in the UK, scoring extremely well due to its low levels of violence, public disorder, weapons crime and above average police officer numbers.
Nationally, violence has decreased across the country with each English region seeing its UK Peace Index score improve by more than 10%. The reasons for the national fall in violence are varied but the study identifies changes in policing, reduced alcohol consumption and the adoption of new technologies as some of the main factors in the decline. It concluded that in areas like Mid Sussex, improving incomes, high employment, good access to education and the availability of local support services all help to create higher levels of peace.
“Mid Sussex is a wonderful place to bring up a family and live a peaceful life,” said Councillor Garry Wall, Leader of Mid Sussex District Council. “We all want to live in harmony, free from the fear of crime, and this latest study shows just how lucky we are to live in Mid Sussex, one of the safest places in the whole of the UK.
“As a District Council we work as part of the Mid Sussex Partnership, alongside Sussex Police and other local authorities, to deliver a range of crime prevention projects that help to maintain low levels of crime in our area. These Partnership initiatives have proven to be a huge success and one of the main reasons is the number of local people who have supported the schemes.
“We have a tremendous sense of community spirit in Mid Sussex because many people have known each other for generations. People often take the time to look out for their neighbours, and other vulnerable members of the community, which helps to keep crime low and makes people feel more secure.
“Our Peace Index rating is also influenced by our excellent schools and the variety of employment opportunities in Mid Sussex, both of which are proven to dramatically reduce instances of violent crime. Our local economy has stood up remarkably well to the global economic downturn and our rate of unemployment remains extremely low.”
Sussex Police welcomed the findings of the report but also understand the importance of remaining vigilant and continuing to improve the community's feeling of safety.
Sussex is a large diverse county and the police will continue to listen to the views of every community to ensure all three police divisions in the county are tailored to the needs and desires of local residents.
District Commander for Mid Sussex Chief Inspector Jon Hull said: "It is good to see the Peace Index confirming that Mid Sussex is great place to live in and to visit. We are committed to public service first and foremost. Our people are dedicated to that cause but we cannot achieve a peaceful Sussex without working closely with our partners including Mid Sussex District Council and our communities. We will always strive to improve and our focus will firmly remain on victims and to build confidence in the service we deliver."
For more information about crime prevention in Mid Sussex contact Lucie Venables, Community Safety Officer for Mid Sussex District Council on 01444 477550 or email Lucie.Venables@midsussex.gov.uk.
Turner Dumbrell Workshops
Our opening hours are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 11am-5pm(other times by appointment).
Alongside Philip's paintings, you'll find the work of other artists and friends including:
Annelies Clarke Painter
Julia Clifton Glass painter
Brenda Hartill Printmaker
Michael Embden Watercolourist
Ilana Richardson Watercolourist
Nigel Stenning Blacksmith
|The winning Henfield Lloyds Pharmacy team: Left to right: Amy Tullett, Marg Leong, Laura Martin, Rachel Loughlin and Rebecca Stillwell. Pic by Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media.|
THE TEAM at Henfield Lloyds Pharmacy has scooped the trophy for best performing branch in the Mid Sussex region.
They were chosen from a shortlist of 22 for top performance, including offering a new medicine service and medicine use reviews.
Pharmacist Laura Martin said: "We pride ourselves on offering the best possible service for customers and I think they appreciate our caring approach to their medical needs."
From June 10 Henfield Lloyds will be running a new campaign called "Diabetes Plus" - and it is one of only 10 branches in the UK to offer a new service called "Lifenote".
The Lifenote service is a healthcare solution that works by capturing daily health habits and supports patients, helping to prolong their independence.
Henfield Lloyds Pharmacy on 01273 492030.