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  • 31 August 2017 10:26 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    SAVE THE DATE: Thursday 12 October, 6.30pm QAHH Quiz Night

    We’d love you and a team to join us and put your general knowledge to the test at our fun and lively quiz night on Thursday 12 October – all in aid of The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home and hosted by fabulous quizmaster, Chris Coopey.

    Tickets are now available and cost £10 per person, including a buffet supper. Teams are up to 6 people.

    To book, please call Samantha on 01903 218444 or email

    All money raised will go towards the care and rehabilitation of our disabled ex-servicemen and women.

    We hope to see you there

    The QAHH Fundraising Team

  • 31 August 2017 10:19 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    QAHH have a wide range of events, so there is sure to be something for everyone. 

    Take a look at what we have coming up this year…


    Assault Course Challenge – Sunday 10 September

    A great opportunity for teams to participate in this brand new QAHH event. Take on the challenge of this 5km course which includes rope climbs, zip wire, underground tunnels and rope bridges. It will be challenging but also great fun for teams of friends, family or colleagues. Over 18’s only.

    If you would like to know more, please contact Sam on 01903 218444 or email:


    Dance To Your Decade – Saturday 7 October, 6.30pm 

    Come and join us at the Heene Community Centre for 4 hours of dancing to hits from the 60s through to the 90s (1 hour per decade). Choose your decade/s or dance to 40 years worth of fabulous music! There’ll be a prize for the best fancy dress (optional), and spot prizes for the best dancers from each decade.

    It’s £10 per person to take part, and we ask that each dancer tries to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship.

    To sign up, contact Sam on 01903 218444 or email:

    Quiz Night – Thursday 12 October, 6.30pm

    Come and put your general knowledge to the test at our fun and lively quiz night, hosted by seasoned quizmaster Chris Coopey. £10 per person, includes a buffet supper, teams up to 6 people, and a cash bar.  Trophy and prize for the winning team.

    To book your place, contact Sam on 01903 218444 or email:

    Bright10 – Sunday 15 October, 9am

    Get fit and lean whilst supporting QAHH with this 10-mile run along Brighton & Hove seafront. Join Team QAHH and help raise vital funds for the disabled veterans in our care.

    If you would like to run for QAHH, please contact Sam on 01903 218444 or email:


    The Glitter Ball – Saturday 18 November, 6.30pm

    We are holding our 2nd Glitter Ball at The Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, Arundel. Guests will be treated to a drinks reception, sumptuous three course meal, dancing to a fabulous live band, plus spot prizes, fundraising games and an auction. We’ll even take you home afterwards on our vintage bus!

    Tickets: £55 each (includes welcome drink, three course dinner, a half bottle of wine per person and entertainment)

    Tables are for parties of 8 to 12 guests. Parties smaller than 8 will be asked to share a table.

    For more information, or to book tickets, contact Sam on 01903 218444 or email:


    Christmas Bazaar – Saturday 2 December, 1.30pm – 4pm

    Come and join the festivities at our annual Christmas Bazaar! Visit Santa’s grotto, enjoy live family entertainment, a market selling crafts, real Christmas trees, Christmas gifts, cards and decorations, mulled wine, mince pies and cakes.

    For more information, or if you would like to hold a stall at the Bazaar, please contact Sam on 01903 218444, or email

    Christmas Carol Concert – Sunday 17 December, 2pm

    This annual event at the stunning Lancing College Chapel is always a sell-out event. To reserve your tickets, contact Sam on 01903 218444, or email

    Hold your own fundraising event for QAHH! 

    We can support you if you are undertaking your own fundraising event or initiative. We can supply fundraising materials, banners, posters, sponsorship forms or anything you would need for your fundraising, and we also have an A-Z of fundraising ideas. We can even attend your event/initiative to help out, and to thank those involved.

    If you are interested in holding your own fundraising event for QAHH, please contact Events and Community Fundraising Officer, Sam on 01903 218444 or email:

  • 31 August 2017 10:00 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Adur Special Needs Project (ASNP) will be holding their first Annual Sponsored Walk on Sunday 1st October 2017. Held in the centre of Shoreham, the Adur Ferry Bridge will play host to the Piratethemed event, which will see children, families, supporters, and trustees of the Charity undertaking fun relays of the 200-metre bridge from 11am until 1pm. 

    The relays will include various challenges including an egg and spoon race. In addition, there will be face painting, a treasure chest of prizes, and a jar of sweets up for grabs. Heidi Rush, who is a trustee with the Charity and is organising the event, said, “It has been good fun planning this team event and we are looking forward to bringing the local community together to focus on raising money for our important work.” 

    For almost 30 years ASNP has been supporting local families with children who have special/additional needs and disabilities such as Autism, Fragile X Syndrome and ADHD. The play schemes currently operate from Glebelands Day Centre in Shoreham on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month during school term times. Each session can cater for up to 15 children aged 5-15 years of age, and in most cases the children receive 1:1 support.

     Heidi went on to explain, “We believe that the Play Scheme is essential to the families we support, and one of our parents recently wrote the following: 

    “ASNP has changed my son’s outlook dramatically while he is at the play schemes. At first, he found his anxiety would kick in and he was really worried how it would be. ASNP have been so supportive, the staff have kept gently encouraging him with all the activities. He has overcome so, so much! 

    She continued, “ASNP helps make time for our family to leave the house, go shopping and a lunch out together which is impossible without them. This means so very much! Thank you so much ASNP!” 

    Most of the Charity’s income is secured from grant givers and funding applications, however whenever possible it likes to host its own fundraising events and it is anticipated that a sponsored walk will become an annual highlight. In recent months, the waiting list of children hoping to join the play scheme has grown significantly which means there is an obvious need to raise more money. 

    Supporting ASNP from the local business community is James Ross Jewellers who will be providing goody bags for everyone that takes part. If you would also like to also be a supporter, add a gift to the goody bags, or find out more about Adur Special Needs Project, please contact Heidi Rush (Trustee) at The Charity also has a Crowd Funding page if you would like to donate online. 

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION Meeting point on Sunday 1st October: Adur Ferry Bridge Lower Beach Road (by the car park) Shoreham Beach ASNP, The Old School House, Ham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 6PA email:, telephone: 07788 239634. For information, visit Registered Charity Number: 1088423 

  • 24 August 2017 10:59 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

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  • 10 August 2017 1:49 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    People are being urged to have their say on plans to build 600 homes and a new Ikea superstore in Lancing.

    Adur District Council has received the proposal from New Monks Farm Development, which is a subsidiary of Brighton & Hove Albion FC, for the New Monks Farm site.

    In addition to the homes and superstore, the application also includes the planned creation of a new roundabout on the A27, a country park and school/community hub.

    Members of the public now have eight weeks to have their say on the plans with councillors making a decision later this year.

    More than 1,200 letters informing local residents will be sent out to residents in Lancing and Shoreham asking for their views on the application for the site.

    The full set of plans and supporting documents is also being uploaded onto the Adur and Worthing Councils website while a full hard copy will also available at the Shoreham Centre, Pond Road.

    James Appleton, Adur and Worthing Council’s Head of Planning and Development, said:

    “This is a complex detailed planning application which will affect thousands of people across Adur and beyond. For that reason, we are determined to allow as many as possible to see and comment on the proposal. As a result, we have extended the time that people can comment on the application from the usual three weeks to eight.

    “All of these comments will then be taken on board before the council takes a decision on the application possibly before the end of the year depending on when the council receives the inspector’s full report on Adur’s emerging Local Plan.”

    The application for the site, located between the east of the Mash Barn estate and to the north of Brighton & Hove Albion’s training ground and next to Shoreham Airport, is 1,200 pages long.

    It is described as a hybrid, which means some aspects are for full permission; while others are for outline, which requires a further detailed application at a later date.

    An illustrative masterplan brings the whole development together. It includes plans for:

    250 residential dwellings (full application);

    350 residential dwellings (outline application);

    32,900sqm of IKEA store (outline);

    relocation of travellers site with an additional two pitches (full);

    new A27 Roundabout at Sussex Pad junction, with associated access roads (full);

    28 hectares of Country Park (full);

    two football pitches for Brighton & Hove Albion training ground (full);

    school and community hub (outline)

    The residential part of the plan will include 30% affordable homes, which is in line with Adur District Council’s housing policy.

    The creation of a new roundabout replacing the Sussex Pad traffic light junction is separate to the ongoing A27 consultation run by Highways England, which includes alterations to the Grinstead Lane roundabout in Lancing.

    If approved, developers believe work could start on the site by 2019.

    Image: Artist impression of proposed New Monks Farm Development

    Read more here -

  • 10 August 2017 12:17 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    A long-term solution to the A27 is urgently needed if the region is to fulfill its potential, it was warned today.

    The call from the chairman of the body brought together to promote the Greater Brighton City Region economy comes as Highways England is part-way through an eight week consultation on making improvements to the heavily-congested stretch of road through Lancing and Worthing.

    Commenting on the plans, Cllr Andy Smith welcomed the promise of transport infrastructure investment from government, particularly with planned growth along the wider A27 corridor in the pipeline.

    However, he said he feared that the £69 million proposal did not go far enough in creating a lasting solution to the lack of capacity on this major east-west route and called for other options to be part of the consultation.

    Cllr Smith, chairman of the Greater Brighton Economic Board, said:

    “The A27 is crucial to the wider Greater Brighton area, not only as an arterial route for freight, but as the main east-west transport corridor for the 700,000 people that live in the City Region.

    “The right sort of investment in the few miles of highway through Worthing and Lancing could have a major impact on the Greater Brighton region as a whole, boosting growth and creating jobs.

    “While we do welcome Highways England wanting to invest in the area, it does appear that the proposed solution is far from the lasting one that residents and businesses have been pushing for in the last 20 years.

    “A failure to invest in our region’s infrastructure now can only set Greater Brighton back from reaching it’s full potential in the years to come.”

    Government officials have spent more than 20 years trying to find a solution to the lack of road and junction capacity on the A27, which is the only east-west trunk road south of the M25.

    The road through Lancing and Worthing is currently either single or narrow dual carriageway. This means it is heavily congested, particularly at Grove Lodge, Durrington Cemetery and Lyons Way.

    In 2015, the Government included the six kilometre stretch in Worthing and Lancing in its five year Road Investment Strategy, which states that “England’s strategic road network requires upgrading and improving to ensure...can support the nation in the 21st century”.

    A budget of between £50 million and £100 million was then allocated to the scheme as part of a package of investments along the A27 corridor from Arundel to east of Lewes.

    Highways England released its plan for Worthing and Lancing last month. Rather than producing a series of options, the only recommendation provided was to make changes to six junctions along the route.

    Within the documents, Highways England officials admitted that there would be no “significant improvements” brought about from the proposal, but added it was the only one which fell within the budget for the scheme.

    If approved, construction work could start in 2020 with work complete by 2022.

    Cllr Smith, who is also leader of Lewes District Council, said:

    “The Greater Brighton Economic Board is determined to lobby on behalf of residents and businesses to draw in government money and ensure it is spent wisely to boost growth across the region.

    “Whether people use to road for work, study or recreation, I urge everyone to look at the plans and have their say.”

    The consultation, which can be found on the Highways England website, will run until September 12.

  • 10 August 2017 11:47 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    There has been a recent increase in the use of corrosive substances such as acids and alkalis being used to  attack victims.  A substance could be in its original container or decanted into another to disguise it and/or weaponise it. The most common containers used to disguise are squeeze bottles, particularly Lucozade or Fruit Shoot plastic bottles, but many other types of container have been used.

    Please share the following with colleagues, centre management, security staff etc.
    General Advice

    • Wear gloves and eye protection
    • Ensure the emergency services have been called
    • Avoid getting contaminated
    • Do not conduct sniff tests of bottles
    • Request suspect bottles be placed on ground prior to approach
    • If attacked, use hands to cover your face and eyes

    First Aid                                         

    • Ensure own safety by wearing two pairs of nitrile gloves and, if available, goggles to prevent contamination of the first aider
    • Flush the affected area with water for 20 minutes ensuring the chemicals are being washed away from the area, and not onto other areas of the body or pooling
    • Remove contaminated clothing as soon as possible, being careful not to contaminate other areas unless the clothing is stuck. Do not pull stuck clothing -- pour the water over it. Remove jewellery if possible
    • Dressings or burns dressings should not be applied until the area has been flushed for the twenty minutes, after which time they can be applied if medical help has not arrived  
    • If the incident affects the eyes the minimum flushing time is ten minutes – up to 20 minutes – if the person cannot open their eyes the first aider should try and open the eyes for them if this can be done safely. It is important when flushing eyes to ensure the contamination is not spread to the other eye by positioning the person appropriately 

    This information has been kindly shared by Revo. To find out more about ATCMs Purple Flag programme click here.

  • 10 August 2017 10:18 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Highways England are holding a public consultation about the A27 Worthing and Lancing improvements scheme between Wednesday 19 July and Tuesday 12 September 2017.

    Below is an invitation from Highways England who invite you to a business exhibition on Thursday 17th August 2017 to show you the proposals and ask for your views 

    Date: 17th August 2017 Venue: Chatsworth Hotel, 17-23 The Steyne, Worthing BN11 3DU  Time: 8am - 10am

    To register for the A27 Worthing & Lancing improvements business exhibition, please click here
    If you are unable to come, you may wish to visit one Highways England public consultation events listed here

    Please find your invitation below - click here to download as a PDF

  • 10 August 2017 10:07 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    We are thrilled to announce that the University of Chichester has been awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence

    The Silver award recognises the quality of our teaching and the excellent experience we offer to students. Satisfaction with academic support among BME and disadvataged students is also recognised as a key strength.Framework (TEF). The TEF is the UK Government’s first assessment of teaching excellence in higher education. 

    Read more about the award here

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