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  • 15 June 2017 10:18 AM | Tracie Davey

    Wednesday 14th June 2017 - 5.30pm to 7.30pm

    Are you interested in learning more about two new Degree Apprenticeship programmes that help you identify new talent and provide participants with University and business experience? Want to hear from organisations who have already joined the programme about the benefits and why you should get involved?

    Join us on Wednesday 14th June 2017 at the University of Chichester’s Bognor Regis campus. We're hosting an exciting event with the University of Chichester’s Business School and local employers to find out more about the Digital and Technology Solutions Professional and Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Programmes.



              The University of Chichester 

              The Dome

              Bognor Regis Campus

              Upper Bognor Road

              Bognor Regis

              PO21 1HR

    Why should I employ a Degree Apprentice?

    The programme provides the Degree Apprentice with University and business experience. The Degree Apprentice is employed by the business and attends the University on a weekly basis.

    The two programmes develop practical IT and management skills together with essential project management, interpersonal and business skills. No fees are paid by the Degree Apprentice.

    The Degree Apprenticeship programme integrates academic learning and on-the-job practical training so that students graduate with the experience that employers really need.



    Find out more about our degree apprenticeship programmes



    Arrival and refreshments



    Sandra Coley, Head of Employer Engagement, University of Chichester


    Apprenticeship reforms - what do they mean to you?
    Sandra Coley, Head of Employer Engagement, University of Chichester


    Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme

    Andrew Adams, Business Development Manager, University of Chichester


    Digital and Technology Solutions Professional programme

    Paul Kooner-Evans, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems


    Why employers should get involved, benefits, impact on your business

    Simon Pringle, Co Founder, Red River Software


    What the Degree Apprenticeship means to me

    Chris Pitcher, IT Degree Apprentice, Major Digital Ltd


    What the Degree Apprenticeship means to me

    Sam Tester, Management Degree Apprentice, C P Field Ltd       


    Questions to speakers


    Summary and close

    Sandra Coley, Head of Employer Engagement, University of Chichester



  • 15 June 2017 10:07 AM | Tracie Davey

    Coastal West Sussex Partnership News in Brief. This seasons newsletter will give you a brief summary of activities happening across the area. 

    2017 Forecast

    The Agent for the Bank of England, Andrew Holder presented a positive forecast for the economy at his address to the CWS Board and other business guests at his address in March FULL REPORT

    Local Developments in CWS
    This month we take a look at the Rampion Developments in Coastal West Sussex...

    Rampion Wind Farm

    One of the most eagerly awaited milestones for the Rampion
    project was achieved in March, the installation of the first
    offshore wind turbine. The turbine, located approximately 14
    kilometres from shore and visible on the horizon, is the first of
    the 116 MHI Vestas V112-3.45 megawatt (MW) models that will
    together make up the south coast’s first wind farm.

    The installation of turbines will carry on from now until late 2017,
    when all the turbines are expected to be in place.

    This type of sustainable energy fits with the UK Governments Approach to Global Goals for Sustainable Development which was released in March 2017. 

    Major facelift for Shoreham Beach gateway
    The Ferry Road entrance to Shoreham Beach Local Nature Reserve will receive a much-needed facelift after Rampion agreed to fund a landscaping scheme to enhance this important footpath, which directly links Shoreham Town Centre to the beach via the pedestrian ferry bridge. The work will aim to ensure beachgoers have a positve welcome as they arrive at the beach, with a view of the wind farm straight ahead.


    Read more here -

  • 15 June 2017 10:04 AM | Tracie Davey

    WCHP Upcoming Events in 2017


    Worthing Artist Open Houses – Weekends 17th - 18th and 24th – 25th

    The theme of this year’s Worthing Artist Open Houses is “Safe Spaces”, held at Colonnade House in Worthing – email to get involved either as an artist or to contribute your own description of a safe space.

    Stall at Children’s Parade – Saturday 17th

    Donations to the stall of plants or good quality bric-a-brac are gladly welcomed. Run by our Worthing Friends Group.

    Stall at Sussex Day – Sunday 18th

    Again – donations of bric-a-brac, plants, craft items would be gladly welcomed!



    Worthing Artist Open Houses – Weekend of the 1st – 2nd  
    The final weekend of this year’s event.

    Littlehampton Flag Day – Friday 7th

    Street Collection in Littlehampton with musicians. Please get in touch if you would like to help out by collecting on this day!

    Beach Dreams Festival Stall – Shoreham Friends Group – Saturday 15th

    Bric – a – brac stall run by the Shoreham Friends Group

    Horsham Open Houses – Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th

    Our Safe Spaces Exhibition will travel to Horsham to St John the Evangelist Church for the weekend.

    Worthing Summer Busk and Street Collection – Saturday 22nd
    Street collection in Worthing, with musicians. Please get in touch if you would like to help out by collecting on this day!

    Broadwater Carnival – Saturday 22nd

    Worthing Friends Group stall.

    Seafront Market – Saturday 29th

    Market stall as part of the Worthing Lions Seafront Fair. Run by our Worthing Friends Group

    Bring and Buy Sale at Sedgwick House in Horsham – Saturday 29th

    Why not join us and grab a bargain or get in touch to book your own table! £3 entry to see the beautiful gardens of Sedgwick House.



    Carboot Sale at Broadwater Green – Saturday 5th August

    Shoreham Street Collection – Saturday 12th

    Street collection in Shoreham


    Thames Path Challenge – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th 

    Walk, jog or run 100, 50 or 25km from Putney Bridge to Henley. More than 3,000 challengers will take on the main Thames Path Challenge following England's greatest river. Visit for more information and to sign up!

    Horsham Quiz Night – Friday 15th

    St John the Evangelist, Horsham. Tickets sold in shops and through office nearer the time. Organised by our Horsham Friends Group.

    Shoreham Quiz Night – Saturday 16th

    St Peter’s Church, Shoreham. Run by our Shoreham Friends Group. Tickets available nearer the time from our charity shops and the office.

    Horsham Flag Day - Saturday 30th

    Street Collection in Horsham. Please get in touch if you would like to help out by collecting on this day!



    Taylor Maid musical evening – Saturday 14th from 7.30pm

    Organised by the Goring Friends Group, held at the Warren Ballroom. Tickets £15.00 available from WCHP charity shops and by calling 01903 680740.

    Christmas Sale – Saturday 7th October

    Shoreham Methodist Church. Donations of crafts and items to sell needed!


    Christmas Collections – Throughout this month in Worthing, Littlehampton, Shoreham and Horsham.

    If you could spare an hour (or two!) to help us out please call 01903 680740 ext. 212.

    Christmas Tree Festival – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd

    Our annual Christmas Tree Festival will be held at St Mary de Haura Church in Shoreham.

    Christmas Tree Festival – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th

    Our first Christmas Tree Festival in Arun to be held at St Nicholas’ Church in Arundel. 

    For further details of our events please contact the Fundraising Team on 01903 680740 ext. 242 or email 


    Carol Service – Monday 18th

    Carol Service for WCHP held at St Symphorians

  • 12 June 2017 9:39 AM | Tracie Davey

    UPDATE - 1.09pm 12th June 2017

    As an update on the situation at Rabbit Waste Management the EA have given approval for some of the extinguished material and wood to be temporarily stored on an adjacent site to give the fire services adequate space at Rabbits facility to continue their work.


    We can confirm that a fire broke out at our facility in Lancing in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 11th June

    Nobody has been injured and the company’s emergency procedures were followed by onsite staff.

    The Fire service attended and brought the fire under control and will continue to stay onsite until they are satisfied the fire is completely out and there is no chance of it reigniting.

    We would like to thank the fire service for their rapid response in bringing the situation under control.

    We would like to apologise to other business on the Business Park for any inconvenience caused

    Rabbit Waste Management Ltd

  • 01 June 2017 12:27 PM | Tracie Davey

    On the 18th June us three have decided to have a leisurely bike from London to Brighton, gonna be easy right!

    We would very much appreciate any donation you can make be it how little or big.

    We raising money for the British Heart Foundation's research and I'd be so grateful for your support. The BHF has helped halve the number of people dying from heart and circulatory disease in the UK but sadly every day hundreds of people lose their lives. It's only thanks to support from people like us that the BHF can create new treatments and discover new cures. £24 could pay for two hours of research by an early career scientist, but every pound helps so please give what you can to help me hit my target. Thanks!

    You can visit the JustGiving page here - 

  • 01 June 2017 12:25 PM | Tracie Davey






  • 24 May 2017 12:03 PM | Tracie Davey

    Book now for the Summer of Circus launch!


    Tickets are limited and will sell extremely quickly so please book early.

    Those in attendance without a launch ticket cannot be submitted to the performance.

    To confirm your attendance simply
    click here quoting LAUNCH to receive your unique ticket offer.

    Doors: 5.30pm  |  Performance: 7.30pm
    After Show Party: 8.30pm  |  Carriages: 12.00am

  • 18 May 2017 9:53 AM | Tracie Davey

    Greater Brighton building a bright new future for the construction trade 

    The next generation of construction workers are set for a bright future thanks to the work of the Greater Brighton Economic Board (GBEB).

    Electricians, plumbers, carpenters, decorators and plasterers are among the trades to be taught at the new £9 million Trades and Construction Centre in east Brighton.

    The building has been made possible by local growth deal funding, secured by Greater Brighton through the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, as part of a drive to boost skills in the wider area.

    Ahead of the hub being opened to students in September, GBEB chairman Dan Humphreys was given a tour of the site in Wilson Avenue by Nick Juba, CEO of Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (the MET).

    Speaking after the visit, Cllr Humphreys, who is also leader of Worthing Borough Council, said:

    “Greater Brighton was formed three years ago as local authorities, businesses and education providers realised we could do more by working together.

    “We want to combine our skills and resources to boost the local economy, boost jobs, boost productivity and boost quality of life for people living across the region.

    “This amazing new centre is a perfect example of what difference Greater Brighton can make, giving people the skills to thrive in the 21st century economy.”

    The centre is just one of a number of projects which has received support from the GBEB.

    Cllr Humphreys heard how trades were previously taught on three different sites at City College Brighton & Hove before the further education college merged with Northbrook in Worthing and Shoreham to form the MET.

    The £9 million of funding secured from the LEP allowed the construction of a new hub in east Brighton to expand the college’s courses in construction and trades.

    The hub will be a base for 500 students a year across the Greater Brighton area, which stretches from Worthing across to Newhaven, Brighton up to East Grinstead. Students and apprentices from Worthing will continue to be able to access local construction courses at other MET campuses in the Greater Brighton region.

    External construction work was completed in April, a week ahead of schedule.

    Those at the college are now working with students and staff to develop a kit list to ensure it is fully kitted out in time for the new autumn intake.

    Cllr Humphreys also heard how the development was one that was literally created in the Greater Brighton region: Sussex-based HNW Architects designed the new building, while property consultancy practice NorthGates, which work from an office just outside Shoreham, oversaw the project management.

    Mr Juba, CEO of the MET, said:

    “I want to say thank you to the Greater Brighton Economic Board and the local enterprise partnership for all their support.

    “I am a board member of both and being involved in both of those organisations has given the MET a chance to thrive while thinking about how we organise our courses and provision to support local communities

    “That investment that both organisations have made in this facility is very much appreciated and I know our students will be saying the same thing.”

  • 04 May 2017 1:29 PM | Tracie Davey

    Tim Loughton - General Election 2017

    As I am sure you only too aware, the Prime Minister has called a general election to be held on 8th June. Parliament will be dissolved at midnight tonight so today is my last day as a Member of Parliament for the duration of the campaign.

    After today I will be putting myself forward as the Conservative Party candidate. I apologise in advance for the avalanche of campaign literature you are likely to receive from me and other candidates.

    Whilst I will be spending most of the next five weeks out knocking on doors, my office will still be able to take up urgent constituency cases. My House of Commons office will be closed and I will be operating full time out of the constituency office at: 88a High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5DB.

    For the duration of the campaign my email address will be
    You can call my constituency office with any concerns or queries you may have on 01273 757182. 
    My website will continue on
    My Facebook page is unchanged at as is my Twitter account @TimLoughton

    As I do not use my newsletter distribution list for political campaigning, I will not be producing another newsletter until after the general election if I am fortunate enough to be re-elected as your MP. You will also not receive any campaigning emails from me as a result of being on this list.

    I hope you have enjoyed receiving my monthly newsletter and I hope to see you around the constituency over the next few weeks.

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