Bognor Regis Herald Update 26 September 2022
Read our Main Page http://www,fairplay31.online/brh.html
Southdowns Music Festival took place this weekend
By Beryl Kingston
A downright lie in an expensive setting.
This expensively produced website is available here. It was written by a man called Ken Blamires, whom I met for the…
Bognor Regis company which develops components for the motorsport industry wants to expand
A planning application has been submitted for an extension to an existing light industrial unit at Polson Dairy, Lidsey…
'Good' News for Bognor Regis School
Image via Gov.uk Pupils, staff and governors of Bishop Tufnell C of E Primary school are celebrating after being graded…
Couple who ran post office for 27 years retire after 'toll' of pandemic
A COUPLE who worked "flat out" running their post office during the pandemic have retired after almost three decades at…
Blackstone sells Butlin's back to former owner in £300mn deal
Blackstone has agreed a £300mn deal to sell Butlin's back to one of the families that it bought the UK resort group…
Southern Water sewage dumps show scale of clean-up job for Australian owner
The putrid brown seawater that prevented people swimming at stretches of popular English beaches on some of the hottest…
26-year-old Bognor businessman shares journey that made him 1 million in just a year
Sam Hickman started Summerley Recruitment after becoming bored of his job in lockdown A Chichester businessman has…
Felpham primary school back in Ofsted's good books after latest inspection
Ofsted inspectors visited Bishop Tufnell Primary School on July 6 and 7 and praised its strong safeguarding procedures…
'Action must be taken' after toddler died choking on sausage at holiday park
A CORONER has said lessons need to be learned after a toddler died choking on a sausage at a holiday park. Two-year-old…
Another shop smashed in early morning raid as burglars try to steal cash machine
ANOTHER shop was raided in the early hours of the morning. Police could be seen outside the Premier convenience store…
Man dies after glider he was piloting crashed into field | ITV News
A man has died after the glider he was piloting crashed into a field in West Sussex. Emergency services were called to…
Woman being supported following rape - police appealing for witnesses
A WOMAN has been raped in Chichester with police searching for information. The incident is said to have occurred near…
Arun housebuilding still lagging far behind government imposed targets
The number of new homes built in Arun between April and the end of June has fallen far short of expectations, according…
Councillor: Bognor's seafront toilets are a 'disgrace'
Arun District Councillor Jeanette Warr (Lib Dem) called the promenade loos, which have long been a source of local…
Havant Baker comes in for Rocks - The Pitching In Isthmian Football League
Havant & Waterlooville midfielder Leon Baker moves to Bognor, impresses, and then gets sent off
Fitness coach leaves Bognor Regis Town after 15 years
Picture courtesy of Lyn Phillips Fitness coach Neil Cockcroft has announced that, after 15-years at the Rocks, he wants…
Picture gallery: Bognor knocked out of FA Cup by Hampton and Richmond
Ade Shokunbi gave the National South visitors a 10th minute lead and they made sure of their place in the next round…
Potts and Coughlin help Durham bowl out Sussex
Durham made the most of bowling-friendly conditions at Seat Unique Riverside as they bowled Sussex out for just 162 on…
Gallery: Bognor 1 Pompey XI 1
A youthful Pompey XI had to battle from behind to draw with Bognor at Nyewood Lane. Rocks striker Nick Dembele opened…
LEISURE & ENVIRONMENT
Pictures: Southdowns Music Festival brings music and merriment to Bognor
Once known as the Southdowns Folk Festival, the newly rebranded Southdowns Music Festival changed its name this year to…
Photos: Filming for period comedy-drama starring Olivia Colman gets underway in West Sussex town
Wicked Little Letters will be a period comedy-drama, following the story of a group of women who set out to solve the…
First Chichester Chamber Concerts series under new artistic director
Emma-Jane has her own artist management business and draws on her knowledge of the best artists on the international…
Autumn abundance as Walberton Gardeners Club enjoys its best autumn show to date
For once, it was the fruit and vegetables that were the stars of the show, although there were also some stunning…
The Forgiven is among this week's New Park films in Chichester
The Forgiven with Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes was popular at our festival with its bleak tale of smug westerners…
How Alan Ayckbourn is the master of the laugh that catches in your throat - Chichester Festival…
"I was there in 1994 and that was for The Schoolmistress with the great Patricia Routledge," Matthew recalls. "That was…
Steven Moffat’s The Unfriend announces West End transfer
Mark Gatiss’ production of Steven Moffat’s The Unfriend starring Reece Shearsmith, Amanda Abbington, Frances Barber is…
This is what happened when a leading artist put a garden under the microscope for a year
Denmans Garden, synonymous with one of the most influential garden designers of a generation John Brookes, has inspired…
Chichester based sustainable snacking brand, set to 'rescue' one million kilos of wasted fruit
The Chichester based snacking brand has announced it has rescued an impressive 30,000 kilos of fruit from going to…
The West Sussex hamlet that's only road is the South Downs Way
Nestled alongside the River Adur lies a tiny village that's only road is the South Downs Way. Directly north of…
Litter picks to take place throughout Bognor Regis as The Great Big Green Week begins
Arranged by Bognor Regis Town Council as part of The Great Big Green Week, residents can take part in one of three…
'Great Big Green Week' returns to Bognor Regis
Bognor Regis Town Hall Bognor Regis Town Council have announced that their ' Great Big Green Week', labelled the…
Bognor Regis - how does a band end up being called Aliens Don't Ring Doorbells?
They join the festival on September 24 at 2pm. The band are doing a UK tour - all part of busy times post-pandemic…
The Sussex areas that could be underwater by 2090 as sea levels rise
A whole host of Sussex areas could be underwater by 2090 if sea levels continue to rise. A Climate Central map…
Butlin's Big Weekenders announces new break and new headline acts for 2023
Butlin's Big Weekenders has announced a new break and new headline acts for 2023. Taking place in Bognor Regis on 19…
The hidden gem Sussex nature reserve with a waterfall and lake
With summer feeling like a lifetime ago, autumn is now well and truly under way with leaves turning various shades of…
Daniel Evans - how his Chichester Festival Theatre leadership inspired hope in the darkest times
In that respect, Daniel Evans's time as Chichester Festival Theatre artistic director will be remembered as one of…
Magical mile-long Christmas light trail to return to West Sussex ruins
The popular Christmas at Cowdray light trail is returning to Sussex for the whole of December. This year, the family…
Critical acclaim for Chichester College students
- Students from Chichester College enjoyed a rave reviews and large audiences at last month’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
- READ MORE
POLICE & LOCAL COUNCILS
Mental health: help is right here
We’re all facing challenges and extra pressures right now. If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, there’s plenty of help available.
Chat to West Sussex Mind.
Call the Sussex Mental Healthline free anytime on 0800 0309 500.
Text ‘Sussex’ to 85258 for a free, confidential chat.
Contact Preventing Suicide in Sussex for advice on spotting the signs and where to get immediate local help.
Discover what works for you with Every Mind Matters.
Your Mind Matters has details of services and resources available for children and young people.
Run a business? Grassroots Suicide Prevention provides free training to help small and medium sized businesses in West Sussex talk about mental health issues with staff.
World Mental Health Day is Monday 10 October and this year’s theme is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.
Are you eligible for Warmer Homes funding?
Find out if you are eligible for funding to make your home more energy efficient.
The government-funded Warmer Homes programme offers energy efficiency measures such as insulation, solar panels and air source heat pumps to eligible households on a first come, first served basis.
The funding is available subject to eligibility, technical feasibility and your home’s energy efficiency rating.
Covid-19 and flu vaccinations update
Covid-19 is still with us and people can still become very ill. Having a booster vaccination will ensure you continue to have the best protection against coronavirus through the winter months.
The NHS is inviting eligible people to come forward when it’s their turn.
The flu vaccine is offered to people most at risk of getting seriously ill from flu or who are most likely to pass flu to other people at risk.
This year, the free vaccine will be offered to those most at risk from flu first, including younger children, older people aged over 65, those in clinical risk groups and pregnant women.
From mid-October people aged 50 to 64 years old that aren’t in a clinical risk group, will also be able to get a free flu vaccine. If you are in this age group, please wait until mid-October before booking an appointment with your GP practice or a local community pharmacy so those most at risk can get their vaccine first.
Is your electric blanket safe?
Residents are invited to get their electric blankets tested by our Fire & Rescue Service to ensure they’re safe in bed this winter.
Faulty electric blankets account for around 1,000 fires in the UK each year, which can be prevented with regular testing.
The free checks will take place at:
- Horsham Library: 10 October
- Durrington Community Centre: 11 October
- Bognor Fire Station: 18 October.
To book an appointment, please call our Prevention Team on 0345 872 9719. Pre-booked appointments are required, and appointments will be made on a first come, first served basis.
Help us reuse and recycle unwanted walking aids
From now until 23 October unwanted walking aids such as crutches, sticks and frames can be taken to our Recycling Centres so they can be reused and recycled.
Reusing a refurbished walking aid results in 87% lower carbon emissions on average than providing a brand new piece of equipment and saves money.
Walking aids can be left with staff at your Recycling Centre gate or deposited in the on-site dedicated bin. Any items unsuitable for reuse will be recycled.
Recycling Centres will be able to accept walking aids until the end of Recycle Week, which will now take place from 17 to 23 October.
To return items at all other times, you can telephone NRS on 0345 1272931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder: applications for secondary school places close next month
If your child is starting secondary school next year you need to apply by Monday 31 October 2022 for your application to be considered on time.
Autism and Social Communication conference
An ‘Emotional Regulation Through the Autism Lens’ conference will be held on Thursday 20 October at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Crawley.
The event costs £80* for professionals and £35* for parents/individuals with autism to attend, which includes lunch.
The event offers a great opportunity for professionals and their continued development and for families to increase their knowledge and understanding.
For more information, and to book your place, click the link below.
* plus additional Eventbrite booking fee.
Head to our Newsroom to find all the latest news. Below are some highlights:
- Proposed locations in phase one of the on-street electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint rollout in West Sussex have been revealed.
- Further essential work is ongoing to remove Ash trees which could pose a risk to road users because of Ash Dieback infection and the potential for branches to fall into the road.
- Stoptober is back! Join the thousands of people quitting smoking this October. Find out more on the West Sussex Wellbeing website.
- Check out the events being held at our Record Office and in our libraries during October.
- Construction starts soon on a package of Active Travel improvements for cyclists and pedestrians on the A259, between Bognor Regis and Chichester.
- Work starts soon to construct a crossing for both pedestrians and cyclists on the A283 Steyning Road in Shoreham.
- A date has now been confirmed for the full inquest of the Shoreham Airshow crash victims.
- Elderly and vulnerable people across the county will continue to receive more than just a meal after we agreed an innovative new partnership.
- Plans have been submitted to build a new ultra-low carbon secondary school in Burgess Hill.
Work starts soon in West Sussex on part of a new coastal path which, when completed, will be the longest coastal trail in the world.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH 2022 CRIME AND COMMUNITY SURVEY LAUNCHED
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH 2022 CRIME AND COMMUNITY SURVEY LAUNCHED
We are delighted to invite you to take part in our annual Crime and Community survey. The survey is in its third year running, and we want to hear your views on crime, community, and your experience of Neighbourhood Watch. The survey is open to everyone across England and Wales, regardless of whether you are a Neighbourhood Watch member or not.
All responses will be anonymised and aggregated, and everyone who completes the 5–10 minute survey can choose to opt-in to the prize draw to win one of four £25 Amazon vouchers.
The results will enable us as a charity to better understand crime and fear of crime, benchmark whether membership in a Neighbourhood Watch scheme or living in a Neighbourhood Watch area impacts crime levels, neighbourliness, and the willingness of communities to work together. This information is vitally important to ensure we can better target our work to meet your crime and community needs and concerns.
Last year our survey received 16,000 responses from across England and Wales, providing us with rich and useful data. This year we will be able to compare our data to the last two year’s results and share our findings with you.
Please complete our survey and share it via email and social with all the various communities you belong to, whether they be a Neighbourhood Watch community or other such as sport, religious or work community. This will help us receive a good balance of responses from members and non-members, enabling us to compare experiences between these two groups. To help you reach others, we have attached a poster which you can print and display locally or share digitally. Alternatively, reshare our social posts (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn) to your channels.
The survey closes on 26th October 2022.
Thank you for your support.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349
Be aware of cost-of-living scams
The cost-of-living situation we are currently facing can enable fraudsters to successfully exploit heightened emotions, needs and fears. Please read and share the following advice and information to avoid falling victim to scams:
Types of scams
Here are some of the scams that you’re likely to hear about — or may even be affected by — as peoples’ purse strings are tightened and increasing financial pressures. The list is by no means exhaustive, as fraudsters are highly adept at keeping abreast of unfortunate situations with very convincing and persuasive messages.
- Texts purporting to be from ‘Gov.org’ or the ‘DWP’ inviting applications or claims for cost-of-living payments. In fact, payments are made automatically so there’s no need to make such a claim.
- Bogus emails, texts or calls claiming to be from the local council requesting bank or card details so that the £150 council tax rebate can be paid. Again, this is not necessary to receive the payment.
- Fake messages about energy payments relief purporting to be from Ofgem, the energy regulator. Payments are actually being overseen not by Ofgem, but the Treasury.
- Emails, texts, or calls claiming to be sent by energy suppliers offering switching deals, cheaper tariffs, discounts on prepayment meters or rebates.
- WhatsApp scams where you receive a message from someone on a number you don’t recognise claiming to be a family member or friend, informing you they have changed their phone number. A short while later, they request money to solve ‘a problem which needs payment’ (made more believable by the cost-of-living crisis), also known as the ‘Friend in Need’ or ‘Mum and Dad’ scam.
- Advertisements, emails, texts or social media posts offering either non-existent loans or those with incredibly high interest rates, to help you through a period of financial hardship.
- An invitation to join ‘get rich quick’ schemes or jobs, with seemingly (so probably) impossible returns. These range from supposed high return pension and other investment schemes to being paid for the use of your bank account — the latter almost certainly resulting in money muling, a criminal offence in its own right.
- A general increase in ‘traditional’ scams offering great deals on tickets, holidays, vehicles, consumer goods, fashion, and other things you purchase online. What you buy is either non-existent or not as advertised.
- Do your research: never send money to anyone you don’t know personally or buy anything you’re not entirely sure of.
- Look out for spelling and grammatical errors in emails and texts, not being addressed by your name and poor layouts.
- Never reveal personal or financial data including usernames, passwords, PINs, or ID numbers.
- Don’t open email attachments or click on links in communications from unknown sources.
- Make sure your antivirus software is up to date and run a scan before opening anything you’re suspicious of. Always update software, apps and operating systems when prompted, or set them to update automatically.
- Think before you click: if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- To check whether a website is likely to be legitimate or fraudulent, enter its address at getsafeonline.org/checkawebsite.
- Access more local information via www.westsussex.gov.uk/staying-safe-online and national information via www.getsafeonline.org.
Also a reminder of the upcoming scams awareness webinars relevant for both residents and professionals:
- Wednesday 23 November 2022 10.00am-11.30am. Reserve a space.
- Tuesday 7 February 2023 2.00pm-3.30pm. Reserve a space.
WSCC Digital Ambassadors are able to offer 1:1 online safety support at Libraries and can also deliver talks to local groups. For more information or any questions contact: DigitalAmbassadors@westsussex.gov.uk.
Free digital support is available at Libraries via the West Sussex County Council Computer Buddies. You can also contact the Remote Digital Support helpline on 033 022 23455 or email email@example.com
Get Safe Online blog post: https://www.getsafeonline.org/personal/blog-item/frauds-you-may-encounter-during-the-cost-of-living-crisis/
Providing the tools to protect
Hello Throughout September, Sussex has been part of a tool marking trial launched by the National Business Crime…
Arun Police Weekly Bulletin 12–18 September 2022
News and appeals
Appeal after man assaulted in Bognor:
Police are appealing for information after an elderly man was assaulted in Bognor.
The man was walking back to his car with a friend on London Road at about 3pm on Saturday August 20, when they were approached by another man near the junction of Glamis Street.
It is then alleged that the victim was punched to the face without provocation, causing him to fall to the floor and suffer facial injuries.
See more on this:
Witness appeal following fatal collision in Bognor:
Police are appealing for witnesses after a single car collision in Bognor in which a man sadly died.
The white Fiat 500 collided with the sea wall on The Esplanade at about 3.50am on Monday September 12.
See more on this:
Witnesses sought to Littlehampton stabbing:
Police are appealing for information following an incident in Littlehampton.
Officers were called to Old Market Lane about 10pm on Sunday 18 September following a report of two males being stabbed at that location. A group of four people are believed to have been involved.
See more on this:
Aldwick Road, Bognor — Overnight between Sunday 11 and Monday 12 September three tyres were slashed. Serial 0182 12/09.
Durlston Drive, Bognor — On the morning of Monday 12 September a quantity of used cooking oil was stolen from a business premises. Serial 0862 12/09.
The Causeway, Bognor — On Monday 12 September a number plate was stolen from a vehicle. Serial 0229 12/09.
Pagham Road, Bognor — On the evening of Friday 16 September a catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle. Serial 0823 17/09.
Littlehampton, Rustington and surrounding area –
Southfields Road, Littlehampton — On Tuesday 13 September a residence was burgled. Documents were stolen. Serial 0958 13/09.
Sea Lane, Ferring — On Tuesday 13 September the paintwork of a vehicle was criminally damaged. Serial 0763 13/09.
Pier Road, Littlehampton — In the early hours of Wednesday 14 September an attempt was made to burgle a business premises. Serial 0323 16/09.
Cornwall Road, Littlehampton — On Wednesday 14 September a garage was found to have been burgled. Power tools were stolen. Serial 0885 14/09.
Arundel Road, Littlehampton — On Wednesday 14 September the paintwork of a vehicle was criminally damaged. Serial 1053 14/09.
Arundel, Barnham and surrounding area –
Wyatts Copse, Clapham — Between Friday 9 and Sunday 18 September a premises was burgled, and property stolen. Serial 0587 18/09.
Park Lane, Slindon — On the afternoon of Sunday 11 September a vehicle was broken into and a handbag was stolen. Serial 1558 15/09.
Orchard Way, Barnham — In the early hours of Sunday 18 September two garages were burgled. A bike was removed, and damage caused to the premises. Serial 0315 18/09.
Fitzalan Road, Arundel — On the evening of Sunday 18 September a catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle. Serial 1439 18/09.
We work closely with Neighbourhood Watch and you can find out more about your local scheme online or by emailing. Visit the Arun Neighbourhood Watch website: arunwestnhw.org.uk and for more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your local teams
Click here to contact your local team, find information about meetings and events in your area and view actions being taken regarding your priorities.
For the rural crime team monthly update, please click here
You can find the update from the roads policing unit here
The monthly Fraud Newsletter can be found here
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArunPoliceUK/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_ArunPolice
Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chichester_arun_police/