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Epic Hit the Downs MTB off-road cycling event11th October 2020Sunday 11 October 2020: Test your endurance and raise funds for local hospice care. Are you looking for a socially distanced cycling challenge?
Community Film Night: Screening JUDY2nd September 2020Wednesday 2nd September - 19:30 - 22:00 Steyning Parish Council, The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft
Steyning & District Food and Drink Festival: Just round the corner!1st September 2020Plans to stage the annual and ever popular Steyning & District Food and Drink Festival are forging ahead for the usual month of September.
Steyning in Bloom:1st September 2020At the beginning of the Lockdown there was uncertainty as to whether we would be able to have our normal High Street display.
Carers Support West Sussex1st September 2020A recent WSCC survey revealed that 8 out of 10 family and friend carers reported feeling tired, 7 out of 10 feeling stressed and experiencing disturbed sleep with more than half feeling depressed.
Front Cover: ‘Two Birds’ Hand Printed Linocut Artwork1st September 2020We are delighted to feature local artist Melissa Birch on our front cover this month.
Steyning Community Orchard News: Water, water everywhere (except when you want it!)1st September 2020It is the second week in August as this article is written, and we are in yet another hot dry spell, with no rain in prospect.
Steyning A.C. Romp through Lockdown1st September 2020With many traditional running races being postponed or cancelled, Steyning AC have been creating virtual events for their members and local runners.
Steyning in Bloom: Best Front Gardens1st September 2020Congratulations to the gardeners of Steyning, who have had to contend with all manner of problems... the early months of continuous rain, then the heat and the lockdown, and garden centres and sources for plants closed.
2030 Project: Building the Future We Want1st September 2020The vision emerging from the Survey provides an ambitious set of goals to aim for with the 2030 Project. The challenge now is to make a plan for how we can get there
Museum archives: Henry le Calewe and the Agricultural Year.1st September 2020
The Steyning Society News1st September 2020A series of Monthly illustrated talks can be accessed from our website
The Steyning Society1st September 2020Illustrated talks available to view via a link in our website www.steyningsociety.org.uk
Steyning Arts Summer Exhibition29th August 2020Artists and Makers Live & Online Summer Exhibition 2020 August 29th, 30th and 31st and through September
Museum archives: A Haven for Huguenots1st August 2020The name Michaux suggests French origins, so we asked ourselves what was going on in France at this time?
Steyning for Trees1st August 2020Steyning For Trees has just received a Countryside Award from CPRE Sussex.
Steyning Downland Scheme: Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)1st August 2020Bird Surveyors Reach 98 Species!
Front Cover: Shibori dyed silk scarf.1st August 2020This month’s Your Steyning cover shows a detail from a Shibori dyed silk scarf.
Horsham Distriuct Council: PUBLIC NOTICE1st August 2020Public Notice of Consultation
Give Your Stuff Away Day to become a regular event1st August 2020Our trial run with the new style Give Your Stuff Away Day was such a success
2030 Vision Survey: A first look at the results1st August 2020The survey was the first step in Greening Steyning’s new 2030 Project.
SteynFest: Steyning C of E Primary School Year 6 Leavers1st August 2020When we realised they would be missing out on so much the Year 6 teachers - Miss Messina and Miss O’Brian - sat down with Mrs Harrison (headteacher) to figure out a way to make the children’s leaving celebrations one of a kind:
Community Film Night: Screening: GOOD LIAR1st August 2020Steyning Community Film Nights are back Wednesday 5th August - 19:30 - 22:00 Steyning Parish Council, The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft
Thousands of Pounds Raised for Local Foodbanks1st July 2020The Sussex Produce Company in Steyning said a big ‘Thank you!’ to its customers when they exceeded £3,000 in donations for the local foodbanks.
Let’s Plant Together!1st July 2020You can also join us in supporting the County Council (WSCC) 'Donate a Tree' scheme and have a tree planted on a verge near you, helping to choose the species.
Steyning Downland Scheme: Scarce Chaser1st July 2020For our exacting readers, male Scarce Chasers are very similar to Broad-bodied Chasers, but they have blue eyes instead of dark brown ones and dark patches near the base of the wings.
Steyning Downland Scheme: Cowslips and Primroses1st July 2020Readers with particularly retentive memories will recall that, back in 2016, a team of SDS volunteers propagated and planted thousands of Cowslips and Primroses onto the Steyning Downland. This mass planting effort was part of our 'big push' to attract the long-absent and nationally threatened Duke of Burgundy butterfly back to our Downs.
Steyning Community Orchard, the Virus and Wildlife1st July 2020In common with every other organisation, the Covid19 virus has forced the Steyning Community Orchardists to adapt to a different way of working. But as the lockdown has eased, we have begun to manage our Orchards again, but in a different way. No group working parties, no sharing of tools, no sharing packets of biscuits! But the watering, weeding, mulching, mending the protective cages, checking for pests etc, has continued.
Museum archives: Tenants of the Manor1st July 2020The last record of feudal obligations being insisted on in Steyning was in 1894. The owner of a cottage at Wyckham having died, his heirs were required to provide 'a heriot of a living beast' – though the owner did accept £9 in lieu in this instance.
2030 Vision Survey: Still time to share your hopes for the future1st July 2020Have you got 15 minutes to share your thoughts on what future you’d like to see for Steyning, Bramber and Beeding?
Give Your Stuff Away Day restarting1st July 2020This time we’re doing in on wheels!
Steyning Black Lives Matter Protest Rally1st July 2020A local Facebook Group: Stand Up To Racism - Steyning and Surrounding Villages has been set up, please join the group if you can.
SDS to start hauling dead Ash from the Horseshoe on Monday 29th June 202028th June 2020Starting on Monday 29th June, contractors working for the Steyning Downland Scheme (SDS) will begin hauling out hundreds of tonnes of dead Ash wood from the Horseshoe Woods, near Steyning.
Local Heroes!30th May 2020We asked our readers to share their stories about local heroes all doing their bit to help others in the community ! Here are some of their comments.
Steyning Community Orchard: Springtime Update30th May 2020Despite everything else going on in the world, the seasons continue on their cycle, and for those of you who have been able to get out and see it, this Spring has been spectacular.
Worthing head uses 150-year-old tree to help children with ‘lockdown resilience’.30th May 2020It is based on the poem Tree of Strength and is set against the video backdrop of an immense sycamore tree in his school’s grounds, now empty of children.
Local Age UK takes huge funding hit during pandemic - calls on Government support30th May 2020Age UK WSBH is calling on the Government to provide it and other Age UK brand partners across the country with assistance at this time via a grant.
Rebooting the 2030 Vision process.30th May 2020
Sompting Abbotts recalls VE evacuation and requisition 75 years ago30th May 2020Like hundreds of other stately and country homes across the country, Sompting Abbotts was taken over by the Army.
Do you want to be successful and Significant?30th May 2020In 2020 the world changed and so did we. We began to re-evaluate and re-order our priorities in response to Coronavirus, lockdowns and the 'new normal'.
Museum archives: Plagues and Pestilence30th May 2020The bubonic plague of 1348-1350, known as the Black Death, may have happened in a completely different world from today’s Coronavirus and been due to a bacterium rather than to a virus but it did have some things in common.
Dreaming of the Steyning Art Trail30th May 2020If only! Like art trails everywhere, we had to shelve our plans for the Steyning Art Trail this year. But we invite you to close your eyes and dream of Art Trails past and Art Trails still to come.
May 2020 Update from Community Hub Response1st May 2020It has been an amazing opportunity to see many community groups, local shops, churches and hundreds of volunteers come together to serve the local community. It is lovely to hear stories daily of neighbours being neighbourly and looking out for each other.
Steyning Area First Responders (SAFeR) – supporting the local community1st May 2020Over the dozen or so years, since the charity was established by Martin Leigh-Pollitt and Peter Firth, many residents in the Steyning and Upper Beeding area have received support in their time of need from Steyning Area First Responders (SAFeR). Often, this support has saved a life.
A Time for Reflection - Update from Steyning Greening1st May 2020We are several weeks into the lockdown and it feels like life will never be the same again. At Greening Steyning, we are considering what our small part of the world might be like, and what we want to do differently once the Pandemic is over. Climate change has taken a back seat during this crisis, but it has not gone away. Many of the same strategies we are using to halt the spread of the virus will be needed to tackle the environmental crisis. Our hope is that we can maintain the momentum of collective action and solidarity to create a healthier, kinder and greener society
Update from Sussex Wildlife Trust, Peregrine Falcon: You say you want a revolution?1st May 2020Circling high in the blue skies above Sussex is one of the world’s deadliest predators. Peregrines are hunting above us. Scanning the avian traffic in the Sussex airspace, their incredible vision locks on to an unsuspecting bird passing below and the Peregrine instantly negotiates one of the most sophisticated aerial manoeuvres possible
Neighbour creates a ‘Sunshine Box’ outside Croft Meadow Care home1st May 2020A lady local resident has come up with a novel way for residents to show their support for staff and residents at Croft Meadow as the UK’s Coronavirus lockdown enters its fourth week, by launching a donation-box initiative
Steyning Medical Practice Update - May 20201st May 2020There have been a few reported cases of people, children especially, who have died because they have not been seen soon enough in their illness, due to them feeling they can't or shouldn't access necessary healthcare.
West Sussex Record Office History in the Making1st May 2020Celebrating our collections dating from 780AD to the present day. – Following the latest government advice, we are CLOSED until further notice. History in the Making: Help to play your part and add your story to the West Sussex Archives
Covid-19 and your pets1st May 2020The restrictions surrounding Covid-19 have meant big changes to all of us and how we live our daily lives. This has had a knock on effect for pet owners and has presented many questions and concerns about how we manage our pets, their welfare and what impacts there are. I thought it would be useful to put together some of the most common frequently asked questions. We also have a dedicated page on our website where FAQ’s are updated and if you have a question that you’d like answered, please don’t hesitate to get on touch and we’re happy to help out.
Museum Archives May 2020: Porkers, Spurs and other useful disagreements1st May 2020Past disagreements and disputes – mainly about land ownership and the like – are manna from heaven for the local historian. The court records were often carefully preserved in case the judgements were subsequently challenged. For us they offer interesting insights into Steyning’s past.
Video-conferencing Etiquette and Top Tips1st May 2020Meeting Etiquette. Whilst these tips are designed with videoconferencing in mind, they also apply to most meetings we lead.
Help raise funds for a local charity.1st May 2020In these unprecedented times the care team at St Barnabas House is doing everything possible to carry on during the coronavirus crisis, providing essential hospice care for people who really need it.
Message from Headteacher of Steyning Primary School1st May 2020Steyning C of E Primary School we are supporting children and families through a range contacts, both virtually and by phone.
Steyning for Trees1st May 2020For us humans, trees engender a feeling of wellbeing : something we are all very conscious of at this time.
Message from Headteacher of Upper Beeding Primary School1st May 2020A special mention has to go to our amazingly supportive parents who have done a fantastic job in encouraging the children to carry on with their learning in a variety of creative ways in such unfamiliar circumstances.
A Few Challenges: the Solutions21st April 2020Answers to the puzzle questions
Museum archives: William Prikkeloue and the missing archives.1st April 2020Despite the rich archive of documents which help to tell the story of Steyning there are plenty of gaps in the record. Some of the gaps are not at all surprising.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Community Support: GIVING1st April 2020We need your help!
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Community Support1st April 2020Community Hub Response Beeding, Bramber, Steyning. 19 Church Lane, Beeding, BN44 3HP
2030 Vision project: Postponing the Visioning Event.1st April 2020After consulting with the organising group we decided we should put the event on hold until the Autumn. There are several reasons:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Community Support: If you are self-isolating, we can help.1st April 2020Your local Volunteer Hub is based at: 19 Church Lane, Beeding, BN44 3HP
Chestnut Tree House in Arundel: Tree-mendous!1st April 2020Squire’s donated 10 Silver Birch trees to Chestnut Tree House in Arundel.
Upper Beeding Primary School: KS1 Tractor visit1st April 2020Matt Gue and Neil Stokes from Huddlestone Farm in Steyning drove a huge tractor in to school to visit the children as part of their ‘On the Move’ Spring term topic.
Upper Beeding Primary School: KS1 Bicycle Experience1st April 2020The playground was turned into a road and the children had to follow the rules of the road, looking carefully at the road signs.
Steyning Stinger Marathon and Half Marathon.1st April 2020The Steyning Athletic Club ‘Steyning Stinger’ Marathon and Half Marathon took place on Sunday 1st March 2020.
Steyning C of E Primary School: Victorian Day1st April 2020Year 6 children at Steyning Primary School were given a true taste of Victorian school days, including strict discipline and working in silence.
Steyning for Trees: Our Good Friday Big Plant Up , planned for 10th April, has been postponed.1st April 2020We are still hoping to get the hedge trees planted at Abbey Road before then
A Few Challenges:1st April 2020Some slightly mathematical....
Vintage Years: Visit to Tangmere Military Aviation Museum and Lunch25th March 2020Wednesday 25th March - 09:45 - 16:30
Age UK Horsham District: Strictly Vintage Tea Dance21st March 2020
Horsham Chamber Choir: Northern Lights and and Southern Star21/03/202021st March 2020Saturday, 21st March 2020 - 7.30pm, St Andrew’s Church, Vicarage Lane, Steyning, BN44 3YQ
The Steyning Society: 'History in Comic Verse' by Geoff Hutchinson20th March 2020Friday 20th March - 19:30 - 21:00. The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning.
Henfield Theatre Company: The Stepmother.19th March 2020Thursday 19th March - 19:45 - 22:00. The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield,BN5 9DB
Steyning In Bloom: Annual fundraising quiz.18th March 2020Wednesday 18th March - The Steyning Centre, 19:00
Steyning Millennium Trust: Night at the Races.7th March 2020Saturday 7th March - 19:00 - 23:00. The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning
Cantatrice Voices: A Springtime Classical concert.7th March 2020Saturday 7th March, 16:00, St Andrew & St Cuthman Church, Steyning BN44 3YL Friday 20th March 11:45, St Pauls Church, Churchside, Chichester PO19 6FT Saturday 21 March, 16:00, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Worth RH10 7RT
Community Film Night: Screening - Downtown Abbey4th March 2020Wednesday 4th March - 19:30 - 22:00 The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft. Steyning
Steyning Museum Special Exhibits: Goal & Fares Please!1st March 2020'GOAL' A celebration of football in the Steyning area & 'Fares Please!' Steyning bus services
Gardening Journal: Plant of The Month – Crocus1st March 2020When you see a clump of crocus naturalised and well established in a lawn or meadow you can’t help but smile.