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Gearing up for Christmas: Steyning Arts Xmas Gift Fair5th December 2020Why not come along to the Steyning Centre on Saturday 5th December for the annual Steyning Arts Xmas Arts Christmas Fair?
Monster Trails: The Christmas Spirits Safari3rd December 2020The particular trail in question will run from December 3rd for 6 weeks and is called The Christmas Spirits Safari. The trail will take the form of solving a simply mystery involving the disappearance of Father Christmas’ brother – Albert Claus!
The Steyning Society15th November 2020Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to hold our monthly meetings at The Steyning Centre. Our speakers kindly agreed to record their presentations on You Tube and can be downloaded from our website: www.steyningsociety.org.uk/talks
Portrait: A Personal Interpretation13th November 2020Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November. Building on the successful Steyning Arts online Summer Exhibition, we are once again showcasing our members’ talents this autumn.
Community Film Night : THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD4th November 2020Wednesday 4th November - 19:30 - 22:00 The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft
Front Cover: Pebbles - Janina Chowaniec31st October 2020As a former biomedical scientist, retirement has enabled me to indulge my interest in printing, painting and ceramics, reluctantly relinquished since school days.
Food & Drink Festival comes to a close31st October 2020All good things come to an end and at the Steyning Farmers Market on Saturday 3rd October. First prize for the heaviest went to William and Oliver Peet from Steyning
Steyning for Trees31st October 2020We have been given the opportunity to plant a spinney (mini-forest?) of trees on some private land plus another hedge.
The Wilson Memorial Trust and the Covid-19 Crisis – can we help?31st October 2020Many people are not aware of the existence of The Wilson Memorial Trust.
Chairman’s Millennium Awards31st October 2020Steyning Town Council invites members of the public to propose nominations
2030 Project: Moving from words to action!31st October 2020Ever wondered what to do with those pesky plastic items that can’t go in the recycling bin?
St Barnabas House: Hospice Care Week 202031st October 2020St Barnabas House shows what it takes to provide hospice care during COVID-19.
Steyning Community Orchard: November 202031st October 2020One of the main objectives of the Steyning Community Orchard is to plant Sussex heritage apple varieties, to both help preserve them, but also to use them to tell the story of fruit growing in this area.
Steyning A.C. win ’Steynfield’ 2020!31st October 202070 runners from Steyning AC and Henfield Joggers competed in the long awaited return of this local race.
Steyning C 0f E Primary School:31st October 2020Getting ready for Primary School - September 2021
Museum archives: Pig Stories...31st October 2020Pigs must often have got loose. Many of them, after all, were kept in cottage gardens.
The Steyning Society: "The History of Goodwood House" an illustrated talk by Hilly Sloan.12th October 2020Talks at the Steyning Centre are currently suspended due to social distancing measures relating to COVID19. The talks will instead be available on You Tube each month and a link will be available from our website/talks
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 Official Secrets1st October 2020Wednesday 7th October - 19:30 - 22:00 The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft
Carers Support West Sussex1st October 2020Local charity, Carers Support West Sussex, supporting Young Adult Carers (aged 18 – 25 years) in their caring role, are launching a training programme to build confidence and communication skills.
Steyning in Bloom: Appeal for Support1st October 2020This year our essential fund raising events have had to be cancelled. We have therefore lost our annual revenue source, key to paying for the following years planting.
Steyning for Trees1st October 2020SFT have now sent over £3,000 to WSCC with the list of chosen species. These will be planted during this winter season and are the first phase, in 7 different roads.
Front Cover: Chris Sedgwick, Graphic Illustrator.1st October 2020My subject is the local landscape and I can’t see this changing anytime soon.
Steyning & District Food & Drink Festival1st October 2020All entries needed to reflect the theme of food and drink and wow, that definitely came across loud and clear. Prizes were sponsored by the Steyning & District Business Chamber, so it was an all local affair.
The Bernardi Music Group’s String Academy1st October 2020Creating the first face to face youth music in Sussex since March.
Caring during COVID-191st October 2020Based on a fictitious location, the sketch was based on a photograph, and shows how nurses are continuing to protect and care for people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Upper Beeding returns to school1st October 2020A rainbow gives us hope, joy and to give thanks to all the keyworkers.
Teaching at Katanga1st October 2020Chris Gibbon, former Deputy Head from Steyning Primary School, has been teaching in Uganda for the past three years.
Steyning Museum – open again!1st October 2020The Museum will be following required COVID-19 protocols and visitors will need to wear a face mask when they come along.
Green Drinks Film Night: Online screening of the film '2040'1st October 2020Tuesday 27th October 19:30 - 21:00. 2040 is an upbeat and positive film about climate change with practical suggestions on how we can get on top of the crisis.
A Steyning Arts mini Art Trail1st October 2020Little did we know 6 months ago that we would arrange an online social media Summer Exhibition and that a mini Art Trail would just appear in Steyning High Street for the month of September!
October Gardening Journal1st October 2020It’s not quite time to hang up the tools and forget about the garden just yet.
Anne Boleyn and the Missing Vicar1st October 2020Ninety years ago The Reverend Ernest Cox received a letter from a Mr. Lidbetter, saying that he believed that an ancestor of his had been Vicar of St. Andrew’s in the early years of Henry VIII’s reign.
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.