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Steyning in Bloom - 2017

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Steyning History Society

Give Women the Vote!Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Museum - Steyning Justice through the Ages

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Steyning Community Orchard. January 2017.

The word 'wassail' comes from the Anglo-Saxon phrase 'waes hael', which means 'good health'.Click here to read the full article...

Morris Dancers

If you have ever fancied having a go at Morris dancing you will be delighted to hear that a new women’s team started up in Washington, West Sussex.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Care Home Raises over £800 at Festive Fete

Croft meadow care home held a Christmas fete raising money for residents social fund and also St Barnabas Hospice.Click here to read the full article...

Chanctonbury Chorus sell out

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio sets new recordsClick here to read the full article...

A Year in the Making

The Growth and development of a successful Male Acapella Chorus in Steyning over the last yearClick here to read the full article...

Steyning Parish Council News - December 2016

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Christmas Late Night Shopping

Late Night Shopping - Programme of EntertainmentClick here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Orchard - Pruning Season

‘Tis the season to do apple tree pruning:Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Museum - Hazards of the Road

The hazards of travel might have changed between 1770 and 1908 but it was still not easy to get around the roads of Sussex.Click here to read the full article...

Multi Charity Christmas Cards

Multi Charity Christmas Cards will go on sale at Steyning Library from 31 October till Christmas during Library opening hours.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Museum - Memories from Childhood

Ellen Rapley's memories range far and wide. She played in the High Street with her hoop and, in her old age, still remembered the smell and feel of wood shavings on the floor of her father's carpentry shop.Click here to read the full article...

Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra

Our Christmas concert is on Sunday 18 December in Worthing Assembly Hall at 7.00pm. Tickets are £9,£13,£16 with children/students at only £3 and can be purchased from the box office tel 01903 206206 or on line at www.worthingtheatres.com . They can also be purchased at the door on the concert day.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Museum - Putting Steyning People on the Stage

A question: What have the Women’s Institute, the Cricket Club, the Grammar School, Cuthman and Mrs. Beck got in common?Click here to read the full article...

Glorious Steyning Festival Looks For New Talent

Did you enjoy the 2016 Steyning Festival, with its fabulous range of events featuring big names and local stars?Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Orchard - Apple Day

We will be holding our third Apple Day in the Memorial Playing Field (MPF), and if the previous two years are anything to go by it will be a very busy day.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning in Bloom - Best Front Gardens

Congratulations again to the gardeners of Steyning who have created some wonderful displays...and to the shop owners who have made our High Street a riot of colour.Click here to read the full article...

September Swimming Classes

After School Swimming lessons at the Towers Convent School, Upper Beeding on a Monday evening from 5.15pm till 7.30pm.Click here to read the full article...

New Committee Members needed for the PPG

Steyning Patient Participation Group needs new committee members, and is in particular need of a new Treasurer as from November. If you have an interest in health issues and are keen to support our local practice, please ring or email the current Chair Lesley Humber 01903879686/lvhumber@sky.comClick here to read the full article...

Steyning & District Business Chamber Quiz Night

Steyning & District Business Chamber will be holding a Quiz Night on Thursday 29th September at the Steyning Cricket Club.Click here to read the full article...

Community Film Night – September 16

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS - Wednesday 7th September 7:30pm-10:00pm, The Steyning CentreClick here to read the full article...

Museum Archive - The Lady who knew best - September 2016

It would be difficult to find a more dogmatic and opinionated lady than Miss Elizabeth Bannister of Nash Farm, just outside Steyning. She knew best.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Parish Council News - September 2016

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Community Orchard - September 16 News

APPLE DAY - Steyning Community Orchard. Saturday 1st October. 12 Noon - 4pm. Memorial Playing Field. ! FREE ! Our 3rd Annual Family Fun day with apples at its core. If you enjoyed the Steyning Festival 'Big Top' atmosphere , you will love our Apple Day too. Do come along and join in the fun. Something for everyone.Click here to read the full article...

Annual Arts & Crafts Sale and Exhibition - St Nicholas Church, Bramber

St Nicholas’s Church Bramber will again be holding its annual arts and crafts exhibition and sale over the August Bank Holiday weekend.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Orchard - August 16 News

With two orchards now thriving in Steyning and a third currently being planned for the Big Picnic Field in the Steyning Downland Scheme, the Steyning Community Orchard would now like to look at what other fruit trees we have in Steyning in order to create an illustrated inventory and online map.Click here to read the full article...

Recital by Prestigious International Cellist Pál Banda - St Andrew's Church

St Andrew’s Church is delighted to announce that the prestigious Hungarian cellist Pál Banda will be giving a recital in church on Sunday October 2nd at 3.00pm in aid of the tower renovations.Click here to read the full article...

Tall Stories - Museum Archive - August 2016

From time to time stories reach the Museum which we are uncertain whether to believe or not.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Men at the Battle of the Somme - Steyning Museum July 16

One hundred years ago, almost to the day, British troops went over the top at the the Somme and there is a sombre roll-call of Steyning men who did not come home from that battle.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Grammar School Summer Musical

'We Will Rock You' all set to Rock Steyning Sixty Steyning Grammar school students have been working hard on Ben Elton's musical 'We Will Rock You'. This is a vibrant and fast moving story which weaves in and out of an amazing collection of songs by Queen. The story of a group of rebel Bohemians struggling to find an individuality and freedom of expression resonates well with modern youngsters.Click here to read the full article...

Parham’s 23rd Annual Garden Weekend

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July 2016 Calling all plant and garden enthusiasts!Click here to read the full article...

Community Film Night - July 16

Wednesday 6th July 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Steyning CentreClick here to read the full article...

Give your Stuff Away Day - July 2016

Sunday 3rd July 1:00pm - 4:00pmClick here to read the full article...

Carole Nicholson appointed chairman of Sussex Wildlife Trust

Carole Nicholson is the first woman to hold the post of Chairman of the Sussex Wildlife Trust - the largest nature conservation organisation in the county. For the past four years, Mrs Nicholson had held the role of Honorary Treasurer of the registered charity based at Henfield, West Sussex.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Garden Open July 24th and 27th

Fancy visiting a beautiful garden and having a cup of tea and a slice of cake? Then come along to Saffrons on Holland Road in Steyning. The garden, situated close to the centre of Steyning will be open Sunday 24th and Wednesday 27th of July from 2 to 5.30pm for the National Garden Scheme.Click here to read the full article...

New Cement Works plans now available for public scrutiny.

A new plan for the Upper Beeding Cement Works site has just gone public. The plan, from a group called "The South Down Project", is for what they describe as an "ambitious development that will deliver homes, jobs and regeneration to the site". The South Down Project stress that they are not developers, but are people from the local community (including Steyning and Shoreham), who want to "turn the site from an eye-sore into a thriving and sustainable community that will benefit all the other local communities, as well as the region in general".Click here to read the full article...

Two Banks - Steyning Museum Archive June 16

When a small town like Steyning sees one of its banks close its doors it is a frustration. When the bank in question, Lloyds, has been occupying a building which has been run as a bank for the past 190 years without a break it is also a sadness.Click here to read the full article...

The Steyning Bookshop wins Ian Rankin!

Everyone at The Steyning Bookshop is agog with the fantastic news that legend amongst crime writers and master of Edinburgh noir Ian Rankin is flying south on a special trip to their shop to launch Independent Booksellers’ week on Saturday 18th June.Click here to read the full article...

Upper Beeding Primary Summer Fete

Upper Beeding Primary will be holding their annual Summer Fete in the school grounds on Saturday 25th June.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Festival June News

Tickets for events at the Steyning Festival have been selling like ... well, like things that sell very quickly. But the good news is there are still tickets available for some very exciting events, including big-name talents like Richard Durrant the guitar whisperer, Sunny Ormonde, who plays Lillian Bellamy in the Archers, and the fabulous Copper Family, who have been headline acts in the UK folk circuit since Napoleonic times. And the DJ at the Silent Disco is Soul of Man, from Finger Lickin’ Records.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Orchard - June 16 News

The Community Orchard is establishing well and as the trees come into blossom it’s much easier to imagine how the area will look in years to come. However, not everyone has enough room to plant a small orchard in their garden but most of can accommodate at least one fruit tree.Click here to read the full article...

First ever French Market comes to Town

Steyning are all set to say “Boujour” to their first ever French Market. It will be hitting town on Sunday 26th June 2016 – starting at 10.30 a.m.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning shock at Quarry plans

Hundreds of Steyning residents attended May’s general meeting of the Parish Council as local people joined forces to object to County Council plans to site a mineral quarry on the town’s doorstep.Click here to read the full article...

Henfield Festival of Gardens & Arts - 11th and 12th June

The residents of Henfield invite you all to their annual Festival of Gardens and Arts, now in its 17th year. Many venues will be open, some 20 of them private gardens lovingly-tended by their owners.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Festival Starts this month!

The Steyning Festival is almost upon us! It runs from 21 May to 5 June with more performances and happenings than you can shake a stick at, including events for all ages and all tastes.Click here to read the full article...

Sing for Fun!

The International Day of Happiness was on March 20th this year and I had the good fortune to be a speaker at the launch of a new happiness promoting app (MyMindPal). As a singer and singing teacher I was pleased to note happiness tip number one from fellow speaker and happiness expert, Professor Paul Dolan (London School of Economics). His top five happiness tips are:Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Downland Scheme Botany surveys start again in May.

The restoration of species-rich chalk grassland is one of the main conservation objectives of Steyning Downland Scheme. But is it working? Since 2010, teams of volunteers have been carrying out annual surveys on the Rifle Range and Steyning Coombe to monitor the diversity of plant species. This work continues, starting again on Friday May 27th, when the first of 2016’s three Botany Surveys will take place.Click here to read the full article...

Daughters rally amazing team to raise money for hospice

Kate Gladden, loved so much by her family and many friends, is being cared for by St Barnabas House’s Hospice at Home care team. Her strength throughout her illness has inspired her daughters Marie and Lucy to sign up to the hospice’s Night To Remember midnight walk on Saturday 25th June to raise as much money as possible.Click here to read the full article...

New Library for Steyning Primary School

Steyning CofE Primary School is really excited about their new library that was installed in just one day by Book Space. The Friends of Steyning Primary School (PTA) involves all the parents and carers of the children attending the school and they have been collectively raising funds for all kinds of school equipment, from cake sales to an amazing yearly firework display.Click here to read the full article...

The Bostal - Secrets of a Road - Museum May 16 News

The road which winds steeply up to the top of the Downs, known as “The Bostal”, has its origins in the distant past. It has been called that or something close to that for more than a millennium. The first part of the word is remotely derived from the Saxon word for a hill – “beorh” – but the ending cannot be traced to any known Saxon word and may be older, perhaps meaning a steep and winding path. Wherever you find it elsewhere in Sussex it always describes a steep track on the north face of the Downs.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Orchard – May 16 News

Find out about the 4 varieties we have planted in the orchard!Click here to read the full article...

Small and Perfectly formed - Steyning Arts Trail

Steyning Arts hosts one of the smallest but we think, one of the most perfect art trails of the summer season.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Festival Starts this month!

The Steyning Festival is almost upon us! It runs from 21 May to 5 June with more performances and happenings than you can shake a stick at, including events for all ages and all tastes.Click here to read the full article...

John Osman launches his book in Cyprus!

You wrote a good piece about John which I found when googling him. He came to Cyprus last week and had two good interviews (Cyprus Weekly 18th March) and Cyprus Mail Sunday (20th, I hope). He also talked at a lunch and visited all manner of places he had known when he was here from the 1950s to recently. If you want more info and/or pix get back to me. cnndake@cytanet.com.cyClick here to read the full article...

Steyning Downland Scheme Bird Survey Group

Steyning Downland Scheme bird survey group is now into its fourth year and we are all looking forward to the spring and the arrival of summer visitors and passage migrants. Our list of species recorded has now edged up to 87 with the surprise sighting of two Peregrines in recent days.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Orchard – April News

February and March were busy months for Steyning Community Orchard. Seven new trees were planted in the Memorial Playing Fields, work began on the restoration of the orchard at Primrose Court and the Community Orchard’s new website was launched.Click here to read the full article...

Wilton Park 70th Anniversary to be commemorated in a ‘Wilton Textile’

The Steyning So and Sews have not stopped threading their needles and creating textile magic since they completed their last major project, the magnificent Steyning Grammar School Heritage Quilts, which formed part of the schools 400th anniversary celebrations in 2014. The Steyning So and Sews are very pleased that Steyning Grammar School continue to support this voluntarily led community sewing group by providing premises for the groups monthly meetings.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning’s Lost Station - Steyning Museum Archive April 16

An anniversary which, 50 years ago, we might have expected to be significantly remembered has drifted past with scarcely a mention.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Parish Council News - April 2016

Here is the Steyning Parish Council April NewsletterClick here to read the full article...

From Steyning to Hollywood

Children at Steyning Youth Theatre are being represented by a top talent agency based at Pinewood studios!Click here to read the full article...

Pretty as a picture - Garden Project at Fletchers Croft carpark

Have you noticed recently, the pretty flowers that have sprung up in the raised flower beds in the carpark? You may wonder how this project came about. We are all members of the Steyning U3A Gardening Group who meet monthly to visit some of the lovely gardens in Sussex.Click here to read the full article...

Community Film Night - March 2016

A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson hopes to get himself out of a rut by trekking the Appalachian Trail. Unexpectedly, old travelling companion Katz agrees to accompany Bill and the two men - who got on each other's nerves on an earlier expedition - stuff their backpacks to capacity for the obstacles ahead. The quest begins in the gentle sunshine of April but as the months pass, tensions between the two erupt into fiery arguments.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Festival March News

Preparations for the 2016 Steyning Festival are picking up steam: it will be the biggest and best ever, so be sure to book the dates in your diaries, and get ready for a whole fortnight of exciting events! So far we have well over a hundred performances, shows, talks, walks and community events scheduled, with more to come; there is plenty for all ages and tastes!Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Orchard - March 16 Update

Memorial Playing Field - Community Orchard, This last Autumn and Winter has been as wet and muddy on the MPF as anyone can remember. This has affected the programme of works that we had planned, as we wanted to avoid making conditions even worse. But hopefully by now, things will have improved and the small ash and sycamore saplings will have been removed ( as agreed with the Parish Council), to allow more air and light into the area.Click here to read the full article...

Whacky Races and other Interesting Ideas - Steyning Museum March News

In 1855 a poster was published in Steyning advertising Steyning Races and one race in particular – “The Champagne Stakes” – which was to be held on Monday September 3rd of that year with prize money of 100 sovereigns; the race to be run over one mile and a half. There was no clue as to where the race track was and this led to quite a bit of speculation. It would have had to be a broad piece of turf because 44 runners and riders were listed on the poster, plus the names of their mounts’ sires and dams. We felt certain that the race would have been an amateur affair attracting local talent so we searched for local names amongst the riders – but without success.Click here to read the full article...

Dementia Care and Support Service in Sussex

Many people are happier if they can remain independent and in their own homes as long as possible. And that’s what we want for people with dementia in the area. That’s why we want residents to take advantage of Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Care and Support Service.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning DFAS celebrates its 10th anniversary

Steyning DFAS celebrate their 10th Anniversary Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts Society, which is part of NADFAS, celebrated their 10th Anniversary in December.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning’s Old Watermills - Steyning Museum Archive February 16

Photographs of Steyning from the 1860’s are rare and, rarer still, are photographs from that time which reveal totally new information about Steyning’s story. So, when we showed a photograph of Gatewick Mill, which ticked both these boxes, to a recent visitor who had written extensively about Sussex Mills, he became quite animated and excited.Click here to read the full article...

Italian Cars to roar into Steyning

Steyning is hosting their popular Italian Market within the High Street car park on Sunday 13th March 2016, 10am onwards, but this time it has an added broom-broom!Click here to read the full article...

Youth Club @ The Cuthman Centre - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Tuck Shop, Trips, Pool, Games. Table Tennis, Hang out, TV and much more. Join us on a Tuesday or a Thursday!Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Festival February 16 News

You haven’t heard from us for a while but we have been VERY busy planning this year’s Steyning Festival and now we have LOADS to tell you!Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Orchard - February 16 News

What a delight and achievement that Steyning now proudly has its own Community Orchard located on the Memorial Playing Field. Visitors will be able to wander through a traditional orchard of carefully selected heritage trees, and be welcome to pick from a variety of delicious fruit. Some may enjoy the fruit eaten straight from the tree, whilst others will perhaps make good culinary use of their bounty. The SCO Apple Day refreshment table was loaded with scrumptious jams and pastries, some made from fruit gathered from the Community Orchard. The Orchard is for the benefit of the whole community and people are encouraged to sample the fruit - so the need for scrumping is a thing of the past, although the activity is still fondly remembered by some of our older residents!Click here to read the full article...

Nymans Gardens presents Rapture

Monday 11th January to Sunday 28th FebruaryClick here to read the full article...

An Exhibition of recent works by Paul Cutts

6th February 2016 at Penfold Hall, Church Street, SteyningClick here to read the full article...

Steyning Green Campaign - So what next after the Paris Climate Deal?

As the New Year rolls round, the euphoria of the final day of the Paris Climate Summit is starting to fade. It was big moment, for sure; one of the high spots in the 70-year history of the UN. Never before have 196 countries agreed on anything, let alone something as complex and all encompassing as this. Differences that had been argued about ever since the failed Copenhagen talks were finally put aside in favour of a common pledge to get on top of climate change, and work to keep global temperature rises within manageable limits.Click here to read the full article...

Give your Stuff Away Day - January 2016

Sunday 10th January - 1:00pm - 4:00pm Catholic Church Hall, Bramber Road, SteyningClick here to read the full article...

Football in Steyning’s Past - Steyning Museum Archive

Things don’t change all that quickly in the football world. One hundred years ago Steyning’s team colours were little different from today – though they were described in a way that might now raise a few eyebrows. An old Football Club scrap book in the Museum’s collection tells us they wore “scarlet with white knickers”. Now their shorts and socks are red as well as their shirts.Click here to read the full article...

Support a food Bank near you!

Hunger and poverty. Many of us won’t associate these problems with our own society but it’s a fact that 13 million people in the UK live below the poverty line. Five years ago food banks had scarcely been heard of, but today more than a thousand operate across the UK, giving assistance to people in need of basic supplies to survive.Click here to read the full article...

Rotary Collections in Steyning and Beeding

Father Christmas and his elves with be making their way around Steyning this year, with their Xmas Carols, Sleigh & chocolates, collecting for the Charities which they support throughout the year These include The Salvation Army, The Upper Beeding Hub, Steyning Grammar School, St Barnabas Hospice, Steyning Area First Responders, SAFER and National & International causes to eradicate Polio and provide safe shelter and clean drinking water for those people made homeless through natural disasterClick here to read the full article...

Steyning Primary School Christmas Fair

Steyning CofE Primary School Christmas Fair is on Friday 4th December, 5.00pm – 7.00pm.Click here to read the full article...

Pantocrime! Benefit Christmas Concert for Steyning Museum

Saturday 5th December, The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning, 2:30pm - 4:00pmClick here to read the full article...

Late Night Christmas Shopping - Steyning High Street

Wednesday 2nd December, 6pm - 9pmClick here to read the full article...

Steyning Parish Council News for December Edition

Steyning Parish Council newsletter DecemberClick here to read the full article...

The Steyning, Wiston, Ashurst and Bramber (SWAB) Neighbourhood Plan - Update

The hard work continues for the production of our Neighbourhood Plan, with over 100 local residents, Councillors and business owners helping at every stage of the process. The ‘clustering’ of our four parishes has certainly made the whole process more complex with many factors and needs to be considered. Although there has been continued commitment from a large number of local people, it has had to proceed slowly and cautiously to ensure that correct procedures are followed and that the final document properly reflects the future needs of our local communities.Click here to read the full article...

Henfield Theatre Company - The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

Magical family entertainment for the New Year!Click here to read the full article...

Traditional Folk Singing at the Norfolk Arms

Traditional Seasonal Folk Singing takes place in Steyning just before Christmas every year at the Norfolk Arms. Carols have been sung in the fields and streets of this country since at least the fifteenth century, and although nowadays carols are associated with church and chapel, there is a much older tradition of seasonal singing by ordinary people in ordinary surroundings.Click here to read the full article...

Winter and Christmas in Steyning - Steyning Museum

Steyning has had its share of cold winters in the pastClick here to read the full article...

Charity Christmas Cards return to Steyning

Multi Charity Christmas Cards return to Steyning Library. Cards from 28 different national charities will be on sale from 03 November - 22 December.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Art Group Annual Exhibition - November 2015

Annual art exhibition on Saturday the 7th of November 2015, from 9.30am -5pm. At The Steyning Centre.[opposite St Andrews Church] Church Street Steyning.Click here to read the full article...

November Gardening Tips with Alex Bell

Visit our Blog for November gardening tips with guest blogger Alex Bell.Click here to read the full article...

Plays Wanted for The Steyning Festival 2016

The Company, in association with the Steyning Festival, is looking for 6 unperformed plays (maximum length 40 mins) from playwrights in the South East (incl. London) for the Steyning Festival Theatre Trails 2016.Click here to read the full article...

St Andrew's Church - Tower Update November 2015

You will have seen that the flag now flies atop the Parish Church tower. This is thanks in no small part to the Chair of the Parish Council, Councillor Phil Bowell and I am immensely grateful to him.Click here to read the full article...

The Church and its Music

If you had gone to Church in Steyning 200 years ago the musical accompaniment for the psalms would have come from a barrel organ.Click here to read the full article...

A topsy-turvy Christmas at Nymans

Visit our Blog site to hear about all the goings on at Nymans this Christmas!Click here to read the full article...

The Steyning Arts at Christmas Artist and Makers Fair

“What if Christmas, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” Dr Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!Click here to read the full article...

ARE YOU SHIP SHAPED?

An invitation to participate in an upcoming Ship Show at Sussex County Cricket Club on 14th November 2015. Open to shipping enthusiasts, model boat clubs, traders and charities.Click here to read the full article...

Oxen in Steyning - Museum Archive October 2015

There cannot be many people nowadays who could confidently cultivate a field using oxen to draw the plough. But it used to be commonplace in Steyning.Click here to read the full article...

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Finalist Opens New Youth Theatre

Cally the Wonder Dog, who was a semi-finalist on Britain's Got Talent this year, will be opening Sussex Youth Theatre's new venue at the Steyning Centre on the 14th September. Sussex Youth Theatre provides professional drama and vocal training to children ages 6-18 and already has 5 other successful venues in West Sussex.Click here to read the full article...

Best year yet for butterflies on Steyning Downland Scheme

A wonderful array of butterfly species, including the first ever sighting of the Silver-spotted Skipper, has been seen this year on the chalk grasslands of the Steyning Downland Scheme. The Silver-spotted Skipper was on the verge of extinction in Sussex during the 1970s, but has made a miraculous comeback.Click here to read the full article...

The Big Picnic - Steyning Downland Scheme

Dig out your picnic rug and join the Steyning Downland Scheme's annual family Big Picnic on Sunday 6th September, 12.30pm to 3pm at the Rifle Range, Steyning (off Mouse Lane) With Tractor Rides, free bacon butties and a wide variety of fun activities for all ages - it's a great free community event.Click here to read the full article...

Community Film Night - September 2015

WOMAN IN GOLD Six decades after WWII, an elderly Jewish woman (Helen Mirren) returns to Vienna in order to reclaim family belongings that were once seized by the Nazis in this poignant drama based on a true story. Chief among those items is the Gustav Klimt painting "The Lady in Gold." With the help of her ambitious young lawyer (Ryan Reynolds), the woman takes her fight all the way from Austria to the U.S. Supreme Court.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Parish Council News - September 2015

Following co-option in June, Steyning Parish Council is pleased to welcome new Councillors Steve Northam, Brian Picking, Michelle Syred and Deborah Hanson.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning in Bloom Best Front Gardens

Congratulations again to the gardeners of Steyning who have created some wonderful displays...and also to the shop owners who have helped make our High Street a riot of colour. The streets of Steyning bloomed!Click here to read the full article...

Steyning & District Food and Drink Festival

Here we go again—after two highly acclaimed Food & Drink Festivals staged within the Steyning District in 2013 and 2014, the Steyning & District Community Partnership Visitors & Tourism Group are up and running for their third event ! It will be staged from 5th September to 4th October 2015 As before it is being run under the umbrella of the Horsham Food & Drink Festival, which has been successfully organised by HDC for many years.Click here to read the full article...

Bellringing Update

It was interesting to see in last month’s Your Steyning the update from the museum which featured paid tolling of a bell for funerals and deaths.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Orchard - September 2015 News

This is an exciting time for the Steyning Community Orchard. We have our next tree planting on Saturday 19th September in the Memorial Playing Field when we will be adding three new apple trees. Then we will be preparing for our second Apple Day Celebration on Saturday 3rd October, also in the Memorial Playing Field.Click here to read the full article...

Annual Arts & Crafts Sale & Exhibition St Nicholas's Church, Bramber

It’s nearly time again for the annual Arts and Crafts Exhibition and Sale at St Nicholas’s Church Bramber. Over the August Bank Holiday weekend from 12noon until 5pm on Saturday and 10.30 to 5pm on Sunday and Monday (29th to 31st August) paintings, prints, ceramic works, wood turned objects, jewellery, stained glass and other arts and crafts will be displayed in the beautiful interior (pews removed) of the oldest Norman Church in SussexClick here to read the full article...

Camping in Style: My 11 top tips for enjoying (almost) every minute!

A few weekends ago Your Steyning & Family decided to hit the open road. We had tired of the rat race. We wanted to travel light, feel the wind in our hair, all the while knowing that we were free of worldly goods and happy to enjoy each other’s company. You know: Littlest Hobo style.Click here to read the full article...

Healthy snacks for kids on the go

Wherever we go this summer, I MUST remember to organise healthy snacks for my kids. It’s SO easy to slip into the trap of handing out penguin biscuits, just because I haven’t been organised enough, and I do think it has a knock-on effect on their behaviour and happiness.Click here to read the full article...

EEK! Nearly the holidays…. ….start planning now!

Here at YS, we are a little bit ‘detail-oriented’ when it comes to the school holidays. Trying to factor in publishing schedules, social media client meetings AND the memories we want to create with the children during the summer is a tricky balancing act.Click here to read the full article...

John West

Many people in Steyning were saddened to hear of the loss of John West in his 90th year. He was born above a shop in Steyning High Street and apart from service in the RAF he lived in Steyning all his life.Click here to read the full article...

Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge got off to a flying start at the Steyning Library

A record number of children and parents from Steyning signed up for this years Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge. Much loved author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson was in attendance signing books to the delight of the children.Click here to read the full article...

Gardening News from Alex bell - August 2015

August, what I consider to be one of the last summer months, is a quieter time in the garden however there can still be lots to do and see to keep you occupied and keep those fingers green. Again it’s a great time for making notes. Keep an eye on about what’s working and what’s not in your planting schemes ready to make the changes in the autumn / spring. August also sees one of the gardens I look after open its gates to the public. Please see NGS Yellow book for more details – Malthouse Farm, Nr Ditchling.Click here to read the full article...

The Sussex Wildlife Trust - Help Wanted

If you are interested in wildlife and enjoy working with children, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Sussex Wildlife Trust is looking for volunteers to lend a helping hand with children visiting its outdoor education centres at Woods Mill nature reserve near Henfield, and Tilgate Park near Crawley.Click here to read the full article...

Rydon July Update: Fantastic, Fun Challenges for Rydon Pupils

As most schools begin to prepare for the next academic year, there are also lots of fun extra- curricular events which help to produce well rounded and confident pupils, who can shine in many different ways.Click here to read the full article...

Going to Secondary School

We asked local resident and teacher Philippa Statham for advice to help your child (and you!) transition from Primary to Secondary school. The Steyning Grammar School Induction Day for all students is on the 1st July.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Orchard - July 2015 update

Details of the 3 Sussex variety apple trees recently planted in the Community Orchard. Also news of a special childrens session for the under 10's on August 1st, including a bug hunt, worm charming and snail races !Click here to read the full article...

New Rainbow Group Opened in Steyning

After two years we are pleased to announce that 1st Steyning Rainbows have reopened, Girls aged 5-7 are now able to take part in a host of new and exciting adventurous activities. Members can look forward to trying their hand at exciting challenges such as Rainbow roundabout badges, games, arts and crafts and trips with lots of other Rainbows.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning in Bloom Annual Garden Tour

On Sunday 21st we will be touring gardens in the Penlands area, visiting the new Community Orchard and once again enjoying a delicious cream tea at Springwells. We are so appreciative of their continued generosity. Tickets £7.50 from the Steyning Bookshop.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Library: Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge

This year’s Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge, produced by The Reading Agency, in association with Guinness World Records, will launch in all libraries on Saturday 11 July 2015.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning, Wiston, Ashurst & Bramber Neighbourhood Plan 'Call for Sites' letter

In order to draft an informed and effective Neighbourhood Plan, it is essential that the Steering Group are aware of any areas of land where the landowner has an intention of making it available for development at any time in the future. Please see below for a copy of the 'Call for Sites' letter due to go out shortly to owners of land within areas identified by HDC as having a potential for development.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Heritage Quilts on Display

In conjunction with the Stitched in Steyning exhibition at Steyning Museum and Steyning Arts - Just off the High Street, the quilts will be open to the public for 4 days in MayClick here to read the full article...

Steyning Country Fair - 25th May, 11am to 3.30pm

This is the year that the bi-annual Steyning Country Fair takes place, so on Monday May 25th between 11am and 3.30pm the High Street will once again host this popular fun day for the people of Steyning and surrounding areas.Click here to read the full article...

West Sussex Learning Links

West Sussex Learning Links is a registered charity which was established in 1997. Working with volunteer ‘buddies’ the charity provides support for adults who have a learning disability, enabling them to attend inclusive adult & community education classes, social or leisure activities in their areas.Click here to read the full article...

The Canterville Ghost - Henfield Theatre Company

A little known but wonderful musical comedy is coming to Henfield in mid May. The Canterville Ghost is set in a gothic English stately home, “Canterville Chase”, which has been haunted for hundreds of years by the cursed Sir Simon De Canterville. Sir Simon has been highly successful in frightening away all his descendants from their ancestral home, until a brash American family move in. Despite the impassioned warnings of the house-keeper, Mrs Umney, the Otis family fail to be the least bit frightened by Sir Simon’s efforts. When the teenage twins taunt him beyond endurance, the poor ghost sinks into depression and retreats into his lair.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Arts - Just off the High Street!

Steyning Arts are proud to announce that we are localising and re-branding our summer event and calling it “Just off the High Street”.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Orchard - May 15 Update

The Steyning Community Orchard had its first birthday in March and we had a wonderful birthday present. We had applied for a grant through the West Sussex Community Initiative Scheme and were successful – a fantastic £1500.00!! This is to be spent on specific projects including an Information Board to be errected in the Community Orchard area telling everyone about its history, when the the new trees were planted, what variety they are and who donated them. We will also be using the grant for publicity – banners and information leaflets, and establishing a website so it will be easy for everyone in the community to find out what we have done, are doing and going to do.Click here to read the full article...

May - Pet of the Month

‘Sushi’ Birman cat, 6 years oldClick here to read the full article...

Gadening Tips and News - May 15 from Alex Bell

Spring should have finally kicked off by now and our gardens should be full of life. There is always something new to see in the garden and plenty to do too. There are also lots of gardens to visit, so if you want to be inspired then get out and have a look at what others have been doing in their gardens. It’s also a good month for the RHS too with both The Chelsea Flower Show and The Malvern Spring Gardening Show being held this month.Click here to read the full article...

Fraud and Corruption in Steyning - Steyning Musueum May 15

Have fraud and corruption always been with us? One of the more curious documents which the Museum has a copy of is a story of corrupt practices disentangled by a House of Commons committee, which sat for 15 days in 1791 to examine the voting record of Steyning people during the election of 1790.Click here to read the full article...

A little bit of Italy on the High Street

Steyning is looking forward to welcoming a little bit of Italy to their High Street on Sunday 19th April 2015, 10am!Click here to read the full article...

SWAB Neighbourhood Plan Survey - Please return!

The SWAB Neighbourhood Plan - Survey Forms Please complete and return the Neighbourhood Plan Residents Survey if you have not already done so.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning band launch EP at The Chequer Inn

Route 42 - a group of 14/15 year olds from Steyning Grammar School - will launch their first EP at Live Lounge in The Chequer Inn on 13 March.Click here to read the full article...

Local Author Terry Gould is at it again!!

He has now published his third children’s adventure story book called “Story of the Lost Kite” with all proceeds going to St Barnabas Hospice and Chestnut Tree House. Terry Gould has written four children’s adventure story books and the third is now published. It is called “Story of the Lost Kite”Click here to read the full article...

STEYNING & DISTRICT U3A OPEN DAY

Steyning & District U3A are holding an Open Day on Monday 27 April in Coombe Court at the Steyning Centre, from 10.30- 12.30. Everyone welcome.Click here to read the full article...

April Book Reviews from The Steyning Bookshop

All books are available at The Steyning BookshopClick here to read the full article...

STEYNING DOWNLAND W.I. 60th Birthday

The promotion of the local W.I. to mark our 60th birthday.Click here to read the full article...

Winston's Wish Switch Programme

Winston’s Wish in West Sussex Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, helping children and young people rebuild their lives after the death of their mum, dad, brother or sister, and enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope. In West Sussex.Click here to read the full article...

It worked for me! - NHS Health Checks

NHS 'life-saving' health checks now available in Steyning at Bloomsbury Clinic & Studio.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning & District U3A celebrates its 10th Anniversary

2015 marks the 10th Anniversary of Steyning & District U3A, which includes Steyning, Henfield and other surrounding villages. With events planned throughout the year, many of which are open to non-members, this is the perfect time to come along and find out what the U3A has to offer.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Orchard. March 2015 update

A summary of the late winter activities in the Communty Orchard including a pruning workshop, a Wassail ceremony, more clearance in the orchard, planting 3 more trees and a little bit of history about the Chalcrafts and the old Chequers Garden Orchard.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Parish Council - March Parish News

Parish Council NewsletterClick here to read the full article...

Price freeze for garden waste collection - Horsham District Council

Horsham District Council has announced that the charge to collect garden waste will remain frozen for another year from April 2015Click here to read the full article...

Friends of Upper Beeding School looking for stall holders

Friends of Upper Beeding School (FUBS) will be holding their annual Summer Community Fete on Saturday 20th June 2015 in the grounds of Upper Beeding Primary School.Click here to read the full article...

The Steyning Stroll

A walk for the elderly and those recovering from illness.Click here to read the full article...

Free Sussex-based service to find funding and support to help your business grow

With 150+ business funding and advisory initiatives, where do you start? Simple - talk to a Business Support Navigator, a free project helping Sussex businesses navigate the many growth schemes and providers, run by Brighton & Hove, Worthing & Adur and Chichester Chambers of Commerce and Croydon Business Venture, through a small dedicated team helping businesses access grants, funding and other practical support.Click here to read the full article...

Roundhill Morris Dancers - Looking for new members!

The Roundhill Morris Dancers were founded in Steyning over 20 years ago.Click here to read the full article...

The Demon Drink - Steyning Museum February 15

Last month we used the Museum archives to trace the origins of the tankard from the Starr Inn in 18th century Steyning. It is now on display in the Museum, but in the process of discovering its history we found out more about drinking habits in Steyning long ago.Click here to read the full article...

Local Author Terry Gould has published a second children’s story book

Second children's adventure story book is now publishedClick here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Orchard - January 15 Update

Coming events with the Community OrchardClick here to read the full article...

Litter Watch January 2015 - HELP!

Fulfil your New Year Resolutions and Volunteer to be a much needed and much appreciated litter picker.........................Click here to read the full article...

The Neighbourhood Plan for Steyning, Wiston, Ashurst and Bramber

Look out for the Survey Form dropping through your letterbox ! ! !Click here to read the full article...

Now's the time: A big year for the planet

2015 is going to be a big year for the planet. We have the general election in May and the crucial climate talks in December. How can we in Steyning work together so we take action at home and ensure our voices are heard in Paris?Click here to read the full article...

West Wolves Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association

West Wolves Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association is a new group of the RDA operating in Ashington. The group will be working on Wednesday mornings and offering riding to disabled people over the age of 18, up to a weight of 13 stone, and we aim to be operational early in the New Year.Click here to read the full article...

WEA Steyning are running some exciting courses starting in January 2015.

Turkey’s role today is a shorter course than usual, six sessions instead of ten, with a correspondingly lower fee. The tutor is Kim Ashcroft, and the aim is to illuminate the background to press reports on Turkey, particularly topical at present while it is on the front line of efforts to control Islamic State in neighbouring parts of Syria.Click here to read the full article...

Getting a grip on climate change: Steyning 10:10 five years on - December 2014

“Who’s be interested in meeting up to talk about setting up a local group to do something about climate change right here in Steyning?” That was the question posed after a showing of the film “The Age of Stupid” at the Steyning Centre back in December 2009. A dozen or so hands went up in response. From there the ball got rolling. Five years on, it still is, and with your help it will be picking up speed.Click here to read the full article...

An Antarctic Adventure with The Henfield Theatre Company

An exciting play and exhibition by the Henfield Theatre CompanyClick here to read the full article...

The Dukes Are Coming to Steyning!

One of Britain's rarest butterflies has been handed a lifeline in Steyning, thanks to a conservation project between a local charity - The Steyning Downland Scheme (SDS), South Downs National Park Authority and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. More details will be revealed at the 'Dukes of Steyning' launch. A free public event at the Steyning Centre, 7pm on Monday 8th December.Click here to read the full article...

The Steyning, Wiston, Ashurst and Bramber Neighbourhood Plan

Local residents are invited to attend a Public Meeting on the 1st November 2014 at The Steyning Centre to receive an introduction to the processes for the production and adoption of a Neighbourhood Plan. It is important for the whole community to become involved and this will be an opportunity for those with relevant skills and knowledge to become involved.Click here to read the full article...

Milestones Theatre and Supper Club does what it says.

We go to the Theatre, usually Thursday matinees at the Theatre Royal in Brighton where we enjoy substantial Club discounts on our seats and...Click here to read the full article...

The Steyning Art Group Exhibition

The Steyning Art Group is holding its annual art exhibition on November 8th, at the Steyning Centre from 9.30 -5pm. The news article relates to the above event.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts Society support Young Arts

SDFAS complete their second church trail and award their Young Arts awardClick here to read the full article...

Steyning Downland Scheme - Our first Ranger Romp

due to take place on Saturday 27th September. 3pm - 5pm..ish!Click here to read the full article...

Exhibition of Arts and - St Nicholas Church Bramber

Bank Holiday weekend 23 to 25 August 2013 10am to 5 pm A range of work by a variety of local artists including: Ceramics; jewellery; paintings; prints; wood turned objects Refreshments, including coffee, tea, cakes and biscuits, will be available.Click here to read the full article...

New wellbeing hub opens in Steyning

Horsham District Wellbeing opened their first satellite office in Steyning Leisure Centre on Monday, August 18, offering free wellbeing services to residents in the southern part of the district.Click here to read the full article...

Seaurchindivers - Our local diving club!

Many may believe there is little to see underwater in the UK. Poor visibility, cold and dull fish life is a misconception. We have in fact an abundant and colourful marine life here.Click here to read the full article...

Autumn Foraging & Estate Life' at Parham House

Enjoy the best of country living at Parham House & Garden's annual “Autumn Foraging & Estate Life” event on Sunday 28th September between 10.30am and 5pm.Click here to read the full article...

The Rotary Club of Steyning and Henfield welcomes new members

Your local Rotary Club welcomes new members, both men and women. Three reasons why you might like to join: Fellowship, Diversity and Giving Back.Click here to read the full article...

Litter Watch, September News, Roads and Parks - September 2014

Monthly litter watch article on vehicle related issues for September magazine from Steyning and District Community Partnership.Click here to read the full article...

Children’s year-long effort to help disabled kids swim

Two Steyning children are helping disabled youngsters learn to swim by setting themselves a year-long challenge.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Cinema opens up!

Steyning Community Cinema– the town’s new movie venue – launches this month with a showing of acclaimed box-office hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy. Organised by the Steyning Parish Council, the community cinema will feature monthly screenings of popular current blockbusters and classic greats, for all ages.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Downland Scheme – getting young people closer to nature

An update on events and news from the Steyning Downland Scheme including news on Lottery Funding and details of forthcoming events and activities that will be of particular interest to Steyning residents and others in the area.Click here to read the full article...

Who Are The South Downs Society?

This is a useful avenue for us to create awareness of our charity and encourage people to join. We rely on membership subscriptions to ensure the Downs are protected for generations to come.Click here to read the full article...

Litter Watch - Dog Fouling

Monthly Litter Watch article for August edition from Steyning and District Community Partnership.Click here to read the full article...

Football fever!

In consumer research carried out by the British Chiropractic Association, 35% of people said that sitting for long periods could trigger back pain and, with at least 96 hours of football on offer, some will be more at risk than ever of becoming couch potatoes!Click here to read the full article...

Upper Beeding Primary School Update

A group of Year 5 children from Upper Beeding Primary school were vocally inspired under the baton of David Lawrence, the esteemed conductor, at a recent workshop at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham.Click here to read the full article...

Cantatrice Celebrate 10 amazing years!

Local ladies choir Cantatrice celebrate 10 amazing years of singing in their own Show Putting on the Glitz! on Sunday 20th July at the Drama Hall, Steyning Grammar School, 3.00pm.Click here to read the full article...

Litter Watch Update - INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY

However, whatever the litter, it is ultimately down to you, the individual. No excuses! It is your personal decision where to put unwanted stuff.Click here to read the full article...

Local Business Focus - Arun Veterinary Group Ashington Practice

The surgery is located on London Road, Ashington, immediately off the A24 and has dedicated parking facilities and full disabled access.Click here to read the full article...

The Parish Church of St Andrew and St Cuthman

New activities for children. Junior Church is a new weekly activity for children of primary age during the 9.30am Sunday service.Click here to read the full article...

Flying the Flag on the Church Tower

Flags are a very important way of expressing both joy and pride, or sorrow and sympathy at times when we, as a community, come together as a cohesive whole through this symbolic gesture.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Primary School Update

In the words of the children...Click here to read the full article...

Strictly Vintage – Fabulous Tea Dance at the Drill Hall

On Saturday 21st June Age UK Horsham District will be providing a wonderful opportunity to attend a vintage themed Tea Dance in the 40’s & 50’s style at the beautiful Drill Hall on Denne Road.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Grammar School News

On 15th May Steyning Grammar School, Church Street site invited 87 Year 4 students from the local Upper Beeding, Jolesfield and Ashurst Primary School’s to join them for a Project Based Learning event held at the school.Click here to read the full article...

Local Business Focus - Abbey Lawrence - A family run business!

We are a small local company and feel that we can give every customer the care and attention they need whilst being really competitive on price and service.Click here to read the full article...

News from Steyning in Bloom

We hope that you will enjoy a magnificent show of flowers during the Summer to celebrate a special year for Steyning.Click here to read the full article...

Litter Watch

What a difference the recent refurbishment of the Grammar School premises has made to Church Street. This and Steyning in Bloom’s plantings have really enhanced the area.Click here to read the full article...

Upper Beeding School Summer Community Fete

We intend to have another fabulous day with lots of fun and games, arena events, refreshments and a dog show! In the evening there will be live music from the fabulous KXB, hot food and a beer tent.Click here to read the full article...

In the Garden - How low can you grow?

Alpines, like other successful species, have adapted themselves to their native habitats, often found clung to the side of a windy rock face way above sea level.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Downland Scheme

Calling all naturalists....... are you interested in collecting information about the wildlife on the Steyning Downland Scheme?Click here to read the full article...

Local Business Focus: Well Adjusted Health - Back Pain

Chiropractic treatment has been shown to be effective in the management of low back pain and is included in the National Institute for Clinical Excellence NICE (2009) Guidelines for the treatment of persistent low back pain.Click here to read the full article...

Local Business Focus - Spotted - We're turning one.

Where possible we love to support British designers with products that are not only designed in the UK but are manufactured here as well.Click here to read the full article...

My Return to Singing with Chanctonbury Chorus - Rob Billington

The last time I had sung in public was nearly sixty years ago, as a very young boy chorister in Graz Cathedral, Austria.Click here to read the full article...

Local Business Focus: Arun Veterinary Group - UK Best Vets 2014

Arun Veterinary Group are thrilled to announce the well-anticipated opening of their latest veterinary practice in Ashington.Click here to read the full article...

Local Business Focus: TTouch - Changing behaviour through posture.

TTouch influences the nervous system with highly effective techniques that not just owners, but care-givers such as vet nurses, groomers and dog walkers can learn and use on a daily basis.Click here to read the full article...

Sussex Guild Craft Show at Parham House

The Sussex Guild is a group of selected, professional designer makers of contemporary and traditional crafts who live and work in Sussex or the surrounding counties.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Downland Scheme - Reptiles

We know that many of you were interested in the reptiles on our site and went out with George McCarthy on the Reptile Hunt on March 29th so we thought you might be interested in an update on George's work.Click here to read the full article...

From the Museum archives - News from the Past

Before the coming of the electric telegraph in the mid 19th century, newspapers relied on word of mouth or handwritten letters for their stories.Click here to read the full article...

Give Your Stuff Away Day Returns - Sunday 4th May 1-5pm!

The focus of the event is to divert waste from landfill and to make useful items available to others for free.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Arts Summer Art Trail 2014

Steyning Arts is a co-operative of artists enjoying opportunities to exhibit their work in Steyning and beyond.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Litter Watch Update

Challenge your household to think about litter and become a no litter family.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Orchard Update

The first job we have is to clear around under the trees and as a consequence we are planning our first orchard day on the 31st of March 2014.Click here to read the full article...

A Thorny Issue

Humans are not the only admirers of roses and they can suffer from numerous pests and diseases so prepare yourself for battle.Click here to read the full article...

Parham House & Gardens

EASTER EGG HUNT 20TH & 21ST APRILClick here to read the full article...

Local Business Focus: Pull Your Weeds, Not Your Back, When Gardening

At this time of year, Well Adjusted Health experience a seasonal influx of patients with back and neck strain caused by over-zealous gardening.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Museum Update

How Not to Write a Church GuideClick here to read the full article...

YS Steyning Festival Update

The countdown to the Steyning Festival (May 24 – June 8) has begun.Click here to read the full article...

Local Business Focus: Arun Veterinary Group

Arun Veterinary Group is thrilled to announce the well-anticipated opening of their latest veterinary practice in Ashington.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Eco Open House Trail on Sunday 27th April

Visit various open homes in Steyning for free to see how you can save money on energy and water bills whilst staying warm and comfortable and reducing your carbon footprint.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Sixth Form students

benefit from a new discussion group programme with Wilton ParkClick here to read the full article...

Fr Neil Roberts, new Vicar of Steyning says hello!

I have been asked to write a few lines to introduce myself as your new Vicar, so, Hello!Click here to read the full article...

Parham House & Gardens re-opening for new season in early Apri

There will be a new ‘Head of Marketing & House Guides’, a newly replanted orchard and refurbished fruit store room, and a new organic ‘slug patrol’ team!Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Grammar School Update

Steyning Grammar School student Daniel Wheatley picked to play rugby for EnglandClick here to read the full article...

Join St Barnabas House for a Night to Remember

Night to Remember is our midnight walk in aid of St Barnabas House, the adult’s hospice for Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield.Click here to read the full article...

WW1 Community Project

I am looking for relatives of those from Bramber who sadly died in WW1.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Church of England Primary School Update

Ever on the lookout for ways to encourage children to enjoy books, we had a couple of treats during World Book WeekClick here to read the full article...

Steyning Litter Watch Update

How long does it take litter to break down or decompose?Click here to read the full article...

The Club - Holiday Clubs!

We pride ourselves in offering a club that allows children and young people the chance to be themselves.Click here to read the full article...

BBC Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark

The Steyning Bookshop and The Sussex Produce Café team up to bring Kirsty Wark to Steyning!Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Arts Update

At our events we offer diverse and exciting works suitable to every taste and budget as well as the chance to meet and chat to the artists.Click here to read the full article...

Upper Beeding Primary School

learn about Moto-crossClick here to read the full article...

SGS Quilt Update

The February workshop was splendid and most of the time was spent with adults hemming the y7 embroidered portraits.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Museum

To mark the 400th anniversary of the endowment of Steyning Grammar School we have an exhibition titled: "The Scholar's Tale - 400 Years of Schooling in Steyning"Click here to read the full article...

Council reminds residents to register to vote ahead of May elections

The Council is asking people to ensure their names are on the Electoral Register, which residents should do whether they choose to vote or not.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Community Orchard: the latest news

The first stage of the plan is to try to convince the playing fields committee to allow us to regenerate the old orchard in the memorial playing field and hopefully give the fruit trees there a new lease of life and fruiting wellClick here to read the full article...

From the Steyning Museum Archives - Workhouse Riot – The Prisoners’ Story

We had got to the point in our last story ‘From the Museum archives’ that, in 1835, trouble was expected at Steyning’s Workhouse.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Festival Update - Steyning Festival Announces Highlights!

2014 promises to be a ‘vintage year’ for the Steyning Festival. Like a fine wine, the festival has got better and better over the years and again promises a wonderfully varied programme of events to suit everyone’s taste.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning and District Good Neighbours Association

Would you like to become a Good Neighbour? If you can help, please call 816181Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Town Community Football Club News

In football you cannot stand still. The rich and long history of football in Steyning continues to develop.Click here to read the full article...

Food For Thought with Tom Kerridge

You don’t get awarded two - that’s two - Michelin stars unless you know a thing or two about food and it is clear that few people in Britain know their way around the kitchen quite like Tom Kerridge.Click here to read the full article...

Broadwater Manor School becomes Lancing College Preparatory School at Worthing

The school has begun a new lease of life as part of Lancing College and the Woodard Corporation which has fifty schools throughout the country and some more overseas. Woodard educates over 35,000 pupils nationwide.Click here to read the full article...

The Power of Play

Research suggests that playing is just as important for adults as for children. It makes us happy, helps with problem-solving, improves our creativity and strengthens our relationships.Click here to read the full article...

Garden View - No one likes a soggy bottom!

I’m not talking about sitting on wet grass, or toppling over in the veg plot after too much potting-shed homebrew, but about the poor plants we expect to grow in badly-drained soil.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Primary School News

Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell visits Sussex Wildlife TrustClick here to read the full article...

Local Business Focus: Well Adjusted Health

Launching yourself into a full-on physical programme could put you at risk of back and neck pain.Click here to read the full article...

Local Business Focus: The Artisan Bakehouse opens its doors again!

Great news: Opening 4th March for Mardi Gras (and then each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12-5pm) throughout March until 3rd April.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning History Society - One Hundred Years Ago

As we approach late Summer and Autumn of this year, our thoughts (no doubt with due assistance from the television and newspapers) will turn to what life was all about in 1913/1914 before war broke out.Click here to read the full article...

Spanish exchange students arrive at Steyning Grammar School

The exchange students are visiting from Oviedo, in the Asturias region of northern Spain, and will each be spending a week with a family from the school.Click here to read the full article...

Mars is the mission for Steyning International Baccalaureate Students

‘Getting to Mars’ was the mission chosen by Steyning Grammar School International Baccalaureate (IB) students as part of a science project that accounts for part of their science grade.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Grammar School

Big Day for Science at Steyning Grammar SchoolClick here to read the full article...

Sara Bowers of The Steyning Bookshop receives a British Empire Medal!

We would like to congratulate much loved resident and Business Chamber Committee member Sara Bowers of The Steyning Bookshop who received a British Empire Medal in January for services to the community in Steyning.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning C of E Primary School Update

Have you ever heard the expression “Rain, rain go away, come back another day,” I really wish it would. Despite the poor weather, SPS has been involved in numerous sports both indoors and outside.Click here to read the full article...

Litter Watch

“please do not drop litter – put it in one of the many bins provided”.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning, Bramber and Beeding Branch of Arthritis Research UK

Do you suffer from Arthritis or Rheumatism? Do you know someone who does? So many people of all ages suffer from arthritic disease. We need to find a cure for all this suffering and you can help.Click here to read the full article...

Very Short Story Competition in aid of St. Barnabas Hospice.

Can you write a short story, Maximum 50 words.Click here to read the full article...

The Sussex Produce Company Wins - Greengrocer Of The Year

From nearly 300 entries nationwide, local retailer The Sussex Produce Company, Steyning wins Greengrocer Of The Year’ in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Festival Update: TIME TRAVEL TREASURES NEEDED!

You absolutely don't have to dress up in 17th century finery or peasant costume, but it would be fun if some of us did, even if it is only a hat, some buckles or a ruff!Click here to read the full article...

Financial Solutions: Don’t forget to use this years ISA allowance before it’s too late.

The best way to think of an ISA is as a 'wrapper' in which you can shelter your savings and investments from tax.Click here to read the full article...

Your Garden - Fences and winds....

If we are to experience such high winds again, does this mean we will continually have to re-secure, repair or replace the fence? Now may be a time to look at alternatives ways to the traditional fence.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Water Fair - 1st March 2014,The Steyning Centre - 10:00 – 16:00

The event looks to address issues relating to water which may affect individuals and the community now and into the future.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Primary School News: Independent Learning Skills Week

The week was focused on Independent Learning Skill for children to really gain the benefit from their time at school, and indeed in lifetime of learning, they need to learn how to work and learn independently.Click here to read the full article...

Local Business Focus: Garden Cottage Nursery

Children benefit from an amazing location and facilities including a Farm with Donkeys and chickens, Forest School, and a walled garden where the children grow and eat fruit and vegetables they have grown.Click here to read the full article...

Local Business: New Dance Class In Steyning! 5 Rhythms Wave

"When we free the body, the heart begins to open. When the body and the heart taste freedom, the mind won't be behind. And when we put psyche into motion it will heal itself." Gabrielle RothClick here to read the full article...

Local Business Focus: Love is in the air at Get Waisted!

She is inspired by the designs of the 1950’s and just loves the quality of tailoring and fit than is exemplified by that era.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Museum - A Riot is Expected

Violence, chaos and excitement came to Steyning one late summer’s day in 1835. There was a riot. It was fuelled by anger, mistrust and mishandling of a difficult situation.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Area Youth Service

The Youth Voice group meets every second Friday of the month at the Cuthman Centre from 3.30 - 4.30pm and provides an opportunity for young people to learn about local and national politics and express their views.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Museum - Valentine's Day

Free Entrance. Valentine’s Day this month come and see out ladder of loveClick here to read the full article...

Tea Dance to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

On the 12th September 2014 I will be taking part in a 10-day event to trek up the 3 highest peaks in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Arts Needs Your Help!

Would you like to become a member and take part in this summer’s art trail?Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Parish Council invites you to the

STEYNING SHOWCASE on Saturday 8th February at the Steyning Centre from 10am to 4pm!Click here to read the full article...

Archbishop of Canterbury endorses the School’s 400th Anniversary Celebrations

“I send my best wishes and prayers to you all as you celebrate the milestone of the school’s 400th anniversary.”Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Primary School News

David Farrant led the service and towards the end the Christingles were lit. This was the part with which we were concerned, but the children did this brilliantly.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Cook Book raises £700 for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

The recipes came from local people, and has been very well received - copies going as far afield as South Africa.Click here to read the full article...

Heritage Quilt Project on track for completion in November 2014

This ‘Quilt Project’ is a major piece of heritage work being produced to mark Steyning Grammar Schools 400th anniversary year and has been made possible by Heritage Lottery Funding.Click here to read the full article...

A Shady Space

It’s often a rear shady garden which causes most frustration.Click here to read the full article...

2014, A Time to Reflect From the Steyning Museum

It is 400 years since the Grammar School was first securely financed and, more somberly, 100 years since Steyning men first set off for the First World War.Click here to read the full article...

Steph Savill - Foxy Lady Drivers Club wins Online Business Woman of the Year 2013 A

To be FOXY approved these businesses sign a commitment to 'never overcharge, patronise or sell women services they don't need' as well as meet measurable quality, value for money, cleanliness and customer service standards.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Festival 2014

A popular part of the bi-annual Steyning Festival is its short story competition, open to anyone who would like to enter a previously unpublished piece of fiction of up to 1500 words.Click here to read the full article...

Sixth Form Students ‘Jail Break’ Fundraiser

for Cancer Research UK raises £4600.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Festival Bunting Workshop

Saturday 1st February, 9.30am - 12pm at the Penfold HallClick here to read the full article...

Stay Dry this January

Can you take up the Dry January challenge and lay off the booze for 31 days?Click here to read the full article...

Give Your Stuff Away Day, Sunday 5th January 2014 - 1-5pm

Another great occasion to lighten the load of stuff that might be clogging up your home.Click here to read the full article...

Steyning Grammar School Winter Fair raises £7,000

This was the 23rd year of the Winter Fair, which has become a well known social event in the local calendar, getting bigger and better each year.Click here to read the full article...

YS Green Piece: Steyning Power Rangers are GO!

Worried about rising electricity bills, or just want to reduce your carbon footprint?Click here to read the full article...

Local Business: We talk to Giles, a Personal Trainer, to find out how to achieve a healthi

Whether you want to lose weight, tone and tighten up, improve posture, change your shape or simply improve your general fitness, it is all achievable.Click here to read the full article...

YS Financial Solutions

Do you have an Independent Financial Adviser?Click here to read the full article...

Local Business: Otus Care - Quality Live-In Care

Live in care is a little known but great alternative to residential care for those who want to remain living in their own home independently and enjoy lifeClick here to read the full article...