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Elan Nursery Charity Raffle for Great Ormond Street2nd February 2018Charity event at elan nursery Steyning.
Sompting Abbotts pupils chosen to illustrate best-selling author's work2nd February 2018Artwork by Year 8 pupils at Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School near Steyning has been chosen to illustrate international best-selling author Alex Preston's work. Alex Preston is an alumni of the historic school.
Book Reviews2nd February 2018
Horsham District Council - Your waste collection service is changing – are you ready?2nd February 2018From February 2018 Horsham District Council will be rolling out changes to your waste and recycling collection service.
OBE for Steyning man Nick Linfield2nd February 2018Steyning resident and former Sompting Abbotts Prep School pupil Nick Linfield has been awarded an OBE for his Services to Defence.
Steyning Parish Council: Community Film Night - Screening CHURCHILL2nd February 2018A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 96 hours before D-Day.
Become a Friend of Steyning Festival2nd February 2018Friends are a support group for the Festival.
Women’s World Day of Prayer in Steyning, Bramber and Beeding2nd February 2018On Friday 2nd March 2018 at 2pm the Church of Christ The King, Steyning will be hosting the annual Women’s World Day of Prayer
Upper Beeding Primary School - Penny Farthing Visit2nd February 2018Neil Laughton cycled the Penny Farthing to the school dressed in clothes that he might have worn at that time.
Upper Beeding Primary School - Bicycle experience2nd February 2018On a wet and windy Monday the children at Upper Beeding Primary School brought their bikes or scooters to school to participate in a bicycle experience to launch our topic “On the Move”.
Steyning Community Orchard.2nd February 2018 How do you make an apple tree? Plant an apple pip, or possibly take a cutting, like you do for many other plants?
Steyning Museum Archives - Edgy Elections2nd February 2018In 1791, when old William Peckham, who lived in the High Street, stood before a House of Commons committee which was enquiring into Steyning’s rigged parliamentary election, he was asked about his past voting record.
Garden News: Plant of The Month – Galanthus (Snowdrop)2nd February 2018February can be one of the coldest months of the year but one of my favourites. The emerging spring bulbs and sweet-scented winter flowering shrubs provide a hint of what’s to come in the following year. Hopefully by now you will have completed all the work in preparation for spring and can sit back and wave good bye to the winter.
Henfield Theatre Company: Anne of Green Gables1st January 2018Thursday 4th January - 19:30 - 22:00 The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield.
Steyning Greening Campaign: Give Your Stuff Away Day1st January 2018Sunday 7th January - 13:00 - 16:00 Catholic church hall, Bramber Road, Steyning
Steyning Farmers' Market1st January 2018Saturday 6th January - 09:00 - 14:00 Steyning Town Centre car park opposite the clock tower
Steyning Parish Council: Community Film Night: Screening: Alone in Berlin1st January 2018Wednesday 3rd January - 19:30 - 22:00 The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning
Steyning Parish Council Notices:1st January 2018The Visitor & Tourism Group of the Community Partnership has been working with Steyning Parish Council and West Sussex County Council on guidelines to control the quantity and quality of advertising material that is being displayed on the corner of the A283 and Horsham Road.
Book Reviews1st January 2018New Year Reading selection
The Towers House Dance Competition1st January 2018The Towers celebrated Founder’s Day last week with pupils from the age of 4 to 16 joining in the House Dance Competition.
The Goring Family of Wiston, Sussex 1745 - 19051st January 2018In 2004 Harry Goring, owner of the Wiston Estate in West Sussex, asked his sister Jane to ‘look through’ an old wooden estate box full of hundreds of Victorian letters ‘to see if there is anything interesting’
The West Sussex school ‘secret’ garden that's inspired a hit song1st January 2018Ned Mortimer, lead singer of the band August and After, has revealed that the lyrics to his best-selling song, The Orchard, from the album Embers, were inspired by his time as a pupil at Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School, near Steyning.
Parish-based Neighbourhood De-clustering Plan1st January 2018Following the recent “de-clustering” of the Steyning, Wiston, Ashurst & Bramber Neighbourhood Plan project (SWAB), Steyning is now going ahead with its own parish-based Neighbourhood Plan.
Steyning Museum Archives - Browsing the Archives1st January 20182018 is upon us and, at this time of the year, it is fun to browse through the Museum’s archives to see whether the year is the anniversary of any particularly momentous events.
Garden News: Plant of The Month: Chimonanthus praecox1st January 2018Chimonanthus, otherwise known as Wintersweet, is grown chiefly for the wonderful scent produced by its insignificant, creamy-yellow, waxy flowers, borne on bare stems from about December to March. It is found growing wild at altitudes of 10,000ft among the mountain scrub of China and was introduced into this country in 1766.
Steyning Community Orchard: Wassail led by local Morris dancers - Mythago Morris1st January 2018An offering is made to the tree. People dip slices of toast in a wassail bowl filled with mead, crab apples, sugar, spices and egg and hang them in the branches of the tree, a token of thanks for the fruit it has borne in the previous year and a gift to the tree spirit living within it.
Steyning Museum ARCHIVES: Christmas Eve in Steyning – a story from the Past1st December 2017Set in the year 1861 when the railway line to Steyning had only very recently been completed, it centered on a boy called Tommy Holden and how the events of that Christmas Eve unfolded for him. Sadly for us, other things intervened for George and he did not get to the point of publishing it.
Book Reviews1st December 2017Our pick of the best Christmas books!
Garden News1st December 2017It’s not a bad thing to have a bit of a break but just remember that being too sluggish through the winter creates a massive backlog of work to do come Spring. Its never a bad thing to tick off the odd job every now and then to ensure you are ready when spring arrives.
Steyning & District Business Chamber Late Night Christmas Shopping1st December 2017Steyning High Street - Wednesday 6th December, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00. Come and join us for an evening of fun, festivities and seasonal shopping.
Steyning Festival 2018 - Theatre Trials1st December 2017Entries are invited for the 2018 Steyning Festival Theatre Trials.
Talented Sompting Abbotts pupil makes CBeebies voice-over debut1st December 2017CBeebies’ new popular programme, Olobob Top, features the voice of a pupil from Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School, near Steyning. It was the debut voice-over performance for 10-year-old Veronica Painter who plays an endearing squirrel called Crunch
Steyning Town Community Football Club: Christmas Party1st December 2017Saturday 9th - 14:30 - 19:00
Rotary Club of Steyning and Henfield1st December 2017Join us this year in celebrating Christmas, the season of giving, by supporting our Street Collections and Carol Service. All funds raised will go directly ot supporting those in need.
Steyning's Annual Seasonal Folk Singing: Singing at Christmas1st December 2017Singing will this year take place at Steyning Cricket Club on Thursday 21st December from 7.30pm.
Garden News1st November 2017As Winter fast approaches, it’s not quite time to pack up the tools quite yet. There is still much to see and do in the garden and it’s the best time of year to start thinking about plans for next year while everything is still fresh in your mind. Don’t forget to take some time out though and take in all that lovely autumn awesomeness too.
Steyning Museum archives - Steyning and the Irish Question1st November 2017One sunny Sunday in the late June of 1998 the Irish ambassador to the United Kingdom stood on the pavement behind the railings at the junction of Church Street and the High Street, trying to make his voice heard above the noise of passing traffic.
Book Reviews1st November 2017Book selection
Steyning Community Orchard: Apple Day 2017 report1st November 2017Unusually for us, the weather took a while to settle down and after a damp start the hardy revellers were joined by the many more and by the end of the four hours the orchard was packed with people enjoying the wonderful atmosphere and great activities.
Support local choirs at two events1st November 2017With contemporary, jazz and popular song you can expect a feast of stunning harmonies & an eclectic programme.
Steyning Parish Council: Community Film Night1st November 2017Gemma Arterton is a novice writer drafted in to help and Bill Nighy steals the show as a vain actor past his prime.
A Walk To Remember 20171st November 2017On Sunday 8th October, Guild Care hosted its 5th annual Walk To Remember, where hundreds of participants set off from Worthing Pavilion on a 5k or 10k route across Worthing seafront.
Steyning Late Night Shopping Evening 20171st November 2017
Upper Beeding Primary School1st November 2017
Garden News1st October 2017It doesn’t have to be the end of the gardening year, by careful planning you can still provide a crescendo of colours for you to enjoy until the frosts knock it all back in November.
Steyning Community Orchard. Apple Day. 7th October. 1 - 4pm FREE1st October 2017The SCO is looking forward to welcoming you all to our fourth Apple Day.
Steyning Museum archives - Bought and Sold1st October 2017Strange things have been bought and sold in Steyning over the years.
Book Reviews from The Steyning Bookshop1st October 2017October book choices
Steyning Festival 20181st October 2017On Saturday 26th May 2018, the 8th Steyning Festival begins with a new and improved Big Top tent, a vibrant programme to appeal to all ages and interests, one which offers the opportunity to get involved in a wonderful community experience.
Community Youth Work - Horsham Matters1st October 2017It’s been quite a journey to get to this point but one that has been worth every minute.
Steyning Parish Council: Community Film Night - HIDDEN FIGURES1st October 2017It's 1962 and the space race is on. NASA is determined to beat the Russians in putting a man into orbit around the Earth. But behind the scenes, a trio of pioneering African-American women are responsible for the calculations that will launch John Glenn into space.
Steyning Primary School Fireworks Display1st October 2017This is an FSPS fundraising event, come and support us and help us raise much needed funds for the school
Greening Steyning: Give Your Stuff Away Day1st October 2017The event focus of the is to divert waste from landfill and to make useful items available to others for free.
St Barnabas House fundraising challenge: The South Downs Trek.1st September 2017Registration is open for the South Downs Trek, an annual 21 mile walk across the South Downs raising money for local hospice St Barnabas House.
Steyning Parish Council Community Film Night screening: VICEROY'S HOUSE (12A)1st September 2017In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people.
Steyning Museum Archives: Voices from the Past.1st September 2017Our ancestors were often quite forthright when speaking or writing.
Steyning in Bloom results.1st September 2017We've looked for interesting form and structure, clever planting, continuation of display and, of course, the Wow factor! - Thank You...
Become a Friend of Age UK Horsham District.1st September 2017By Joining us now, you will be supporting the team at Age UK Horsham District to make a real difference to the lives of local older people in your community.
Book Reviews1st September 2017September Reading options
Garden News1st September 2017September can be a great time of year in the garden as the late summer perennials put on their show in conjunction with the ornamental grasses.
Steyning Community Orchard. Apple Day. 7th October. 1-4pm. FREE1st September 2017It's that time of year of mellow fruitfulness, misty mornings, AND Steyning Community Orchard's Apple Day!
Couple celebrate 60th Wedding anniversary at Steyning care home1st September 2017A local couple has celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with residents, family and staff at Croft Meadow care home in Steyning.
Steyning Parish Council: Community Film Night - Screening: LION1st August 2017Lion tells the story of an Australian man who embarks on a daunting and incredible journey to rediscover his roots in India based on scant but powerful childhood memories
Steyning Farmers Market.1st August 2017Held in Steyning town centre car park opposite the clock tower. A great opportunity to buy some excellent local produce.
Steyning Downlands Scheme - August Events.1st August 2017Steyning Downlands Scheme - August Event
Steyning & District Food and Drink Festival1st August 2017Here we go again—after 4 highly acclaimed Food & Drink Festivals staged within the Steyning area, the Steyning & District Community Partnership Visitors & Tourism Group are up and running for their fifth event!
Wine through the ages...1st August 2017Evidence of grape pips at Palaeolithic sites indicates humans were eating grapes from around 7000BC. The first vineyard dates from 3200 BC when the Egyptians and Phoenicians began planting and tending vines.
Achieve Your Goals.1st August 2017Think back to January 1st Did you make any resolutions?
St Nicholas Church Bramber: Annual Arts and Crafts Sale and Exhibition.1st August 2017St Nicholas Church Bramber: Annual Arts and Crafts Sale and Exhibition.
Steyning Museum Archives: Glovers and Whittawars1st August 2017Delving back into our early archives, we find many mentions of cottage-industries in Steyning which grew over the years into thriving trades.
Garden News1st August 2017The dry weather and the heat helps keep the weeds away and enables the gardener to take a break
Book Reviews1st August 2017Book Recommendations August 2017
Steyning Community Orchard - Getting the Kids on Board!1st August 2017Dark grey clouds sat along the rim of the Downs and a keen wind swept from the west across the top of the Memorial Playing Field and through the community orchard where we were struggling to put up a gazebo for shelter.
Steyning Farmers' Market1st July 2017A great opportunity to buy some excellent local produce.
South Downs Nursery: Raises Fair Record1st July 2017Already basking in the glow of an Ofsted’s ‘Outstanding’ report, the Steyning pre-school saw 150 adults and children relax in the sunshine last Saturday. Face-painting, ‘splat the rat’, cakes sales, bar and barbecue all added to the total.
Billy Elliot hits the Steyning Stage1st July 2017Steyning Grammar School is very proud to be performing ‘Billy Elliot’ this July. This wonderful show, with music by Elton John and book by Lee Hall, was a West End hit for many years.
“Feisty” centenarian takes up woodwork at local care home1st July 2017A 103-year-old woman from Steyning has been credited for her “feisty attitude” by staff at her care home after taking up woodwork, with her designs being displayed in the care home and a local store.
Summer of fun at Amberley Museum1st July 2017Amberley Museum will be open every day during the Sussex school holidays, and there are lots of events planned for you to enjoy.
Steyning Museum ARCHIVES: How the Church made money.1st July 2017A Church Book, the first entry in which was made in 1519, notes some of the ways in which Steyning Church used to earn money.
Steyning Parish Church - A Summer Concert.1st July 2017From the group who brought you 'The Voice of Christmas' A Spectacular evening of beautiful and enjoyable choral music. Seating Unreserved.