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The Steyning Society www.steyningsociety.org.uk15th March 2021We invite you to access the following talk via www.steyningsociety.org.uk/talks
The Steyning Society www.steyningsociety.org.uk5th March 2021We invite you to access the following talk via www.steyningsociety.org.uk/talks
Horsham District Community Climate Fund – applications now invited for the next round of funding5th March 2021
Front Cover: Fay Bishop1st March 2021Like everyone else I have found lockdown quite hard but I am lucky enough to have a large garden so I have thrown myself into gardening and taking photographs which will inspire my art.
Calming Traffic in Steyning: The case for a 20 MPH Zone1st March 2021Later this month, all residents of Steyning and Bramber will have an opportunity to have their say in a survey produced by the Working Party.
Community Orchard. News: March 2021 Memorial Playing Field1st March 2021We planted a further 5 apple trees in the orchard last month.
Steyning Festival News1st March 2021The Steyning Festival team recognises it has been a difficult year for everyone and we plan to hold a low-key socially distanced weekend of fun on Fletchers Croft.
March 2021 - Steyning for trees1st March 2021Many thanks to all the people promoting tree planting, this is a great community effort.
‘I just want my old classroom’1st March 2021Children at Sompting Abbotts Prep School have put their feelings of frustration about lockdown into their video performance of their class poem Lockdown, lockdown, tell me when?
Local Elections May 6th1st March 2021
Museum Archives: King Charles II in Steyning1st March 2021Life wasn’t often this exciting for the people of Steyning. Memories of those days of filming must have stayed with them for years.
PCC launches public survey on dog thefts.22nd February 2021The Home Secretary is currently reviewing the issue of pet theft and what future enforcement may look like with potentially tougher penalties for perpetrators.
Hooligan behaviour on the A283 Clays Hill roundabout18th February 2021Drivers using the A283 roundabout as a drifting track
Type of tests for Covid-1912th February 2021There has been a lot of confusion about the types of test for COVID-19 and when they should be used.
The West Sussex Youth Cabinet - National Crimebeat Award nomination12th February 2021The West Sussex Youth Cabinet have been rewarded for their tireless campaigning during lockdown with a nomination for a national award.
Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove: Winter Warmer programme12th February 2021As we remain in lockdown, our services at Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove are still running even though our centres remain closed.
Lockdown love: top films to enjoy this Valentine’s Day12th February 2021We asked British film producer and lecturer at the world famous MetFilm School Anna Mohr-Pietsch for her top ten film picks for enjoying this Valentine’s day in lockdown.
No Dig Gardening!4th February 2021You can learn directly from author Charles Dowding, who will be talking about his latest book - No Dig Gardening - from weeds to vegetables on Thursday 4th February 19:30 - 20:30 online
Vaccine Help Line Up and Running1st February 2021The Steyning & District Community Partnership have set up a Vaccine Help Line to keep people informed, on a weekly basis, on progress of the Vaccine Programme.
Events & Projects in the Pipeline...1st February 2021The Steyning & District Community Partnership Visitor & Tourism Group are not slowing down, even in these difficult times.
New single telephone number and email address for concerns about children and young people 27th January 20211st February 2021This will simplify the process for the public and professionals and has been designed to ensure that children’s needs are reviewed quickly by a joined up Early Help and Social Care team.
Steyning for Trees1st February 2021We have plenty of plans to plant more hedgerows and trees (watch this space) next planting season: October/February.
Steyning Downland Scheme - News1st February 2021By some astonishing miracle, all the money has come in that we needed to complete the restoration of the Upper Mill Pond on the Rifle Range!
Council’s hot bin recycling trial goes from strength to strength1st February 2021The recycling trial started in the summer of 2020 and has now expanded to several households, here’s what some of them have to say about the trial.
Steyning Community Orchard News: February 20211st February 2021There are lots of reasons for planting a Community Orchard. Making organic fruit available to local people, teaching children about the source of food and encouraging biodiversity.
Museum Archives: Pursuits of the Past1st February 2021Many of yesterday’s pursuits and pleasures would not have been to our taste. Indeed, quite a few would now be beyond the law.
Front Cover: Jill Blake - ‘Otterly Charming’1st February 2021Mainly I paint in watercolours but I’ve been experimenting with acrylics during our long lockdown periods.
Sussex Wildlife Trust: Otters1st February 2021Otters are a flagship wetland species, at the top of the wetland food chain.
The Steyning Society12th January 2021An update of the current talk on You Tube that is available via our website until 14/02/21
The Steyning Society11th January 2021An illustrated talk available via our website: www.steyningsociety.org.uk/talks
Community Film Night: Screening - Radioactive - CANCELLED6th January 2021CANCELLED
Steyning Community Orchard News. January 20211st January 2021We have now planted 50 fruit trees in our two main orchards and over 140 fruit trees in total across Steyning, Bramber and Beeding.
Choose Southdowns Nursery School as your chosen Co Op membership charity!1st January 2021We are raising funds to complete the build of our outside learning space and to update our playground.
A message from Age UK1st January 2021The move to Tier 4 was not wholly unexpected and we already had our plans in place, so I wanted to send you an update on how Age UK WSBH are continuing to support people
Need for new foster carers never greater in West Sussex1st January 2021Due to the increasing number of children in care in West Sussex, the County Council is actively looking for new foster carers within the county.
Front Cover: Jean Griffiths - Polar Bear1st January 2021It’s hard to categorise the textiles I create, I find inspiration from many different sources and techniques.
Steyning for Trees1st January 2021There is plenty to be positive about and many thanks to all the organisations and individuals who help us by donating so we can all do our bit to fight this crisis facing the world.
We are all in the same Bubble so Let’s protect it!1st January 2021
Libraries Update - 29 December 20201st January 2021
Steyning Athletic Club - Outstanding Contribution Award to Dave Stevens.1st January 2021The Steyning Athletic Club Annual Awards for 2020 featured a rarely given honour – the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Steyning AC’ award.
Horsham District Community Climate Fund.1st January 2021Horsham District Community Climate Fund’s first recipients announced and new funding launched
Museum Archives: The Churchwardens’ Challenges.1st January 2021Fund raising apart the churchwardens could have tricky situations to sort out.
The Voice of Christmas21st December 2020Monday 21st December - 15:00 - 21:00 St Andrew’s & St Cuthman’s Church, Steyning
Shop Late - Shop Happy9th December 2020Wednesday 9th December till 20:00
There will be light8th December 2020News from Steyning Parish Church
Steyning Downland Scheme: Social Walks & that virus6th December 2020Sunday 6th December, 14:00 - 16:00 - Social Walk with Matthew Thomas - learn about the natural history of the Steyning Downland and what makes it so special for wildlife. Please book.
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?
The Christmas Spirits Safari3rd December 2020This December families in Steyning can hunt down and bring ‘Spirits of Christmas’ to life on their smartphones in an exciting new type of virtual reality trail.
Steyning Downland Scheme: Dexter Mooves1st December 2020Our small herd of Dexter cattle are a vital part of our endeavours to conserve the flower-rich chalk grassland on the Steyning Downland.
Steyning for Trees1st December 2020The UK is 71% behind its target of tree-planting. All our decisions are guided by the expertise of the Woodland Trust, plus they supply us with their beautifully grown whips.
Who Gives a Hoot? Sponsor an Owl Box for Christmas1st December 2020Are you looking for a memorable gift this Christmas? Why not give a boost to our local owl population and sponsor an owl box.
Front Cover: Steyning Christmas card - Benita1st December 2020I’ve completed a few commissions for special occasions and I love including secret details that can only be spotted if you know what to look for, such as birth dates hidden in trees and birth flowers.
What a Year for Greening Steyning!1st December 2020Whatever your motivation, there is a place for you in the 2030 Project. We are building something amazing and you can be part of it as we work together to create the future that we want.
‘A simple act of kindness’1st December 2020Chester who is 8 said he wanted to pay for the next person’s coffee out of his own money as his random act of kindness.
Sompting Abbotts pupils launch #lockdownjoy Christmas album to the public.1st December 2020Children aged 2 to 13 at Sompting Abbotts Prep School have recorded a 16-track album of traditional Christmas carols to bring some festive joy to their parents who can’t this year attend their usual Christmas Nativity and Carol Services.
New Heritage Trails for Bramber and Steyning1st December 2020Created by local people as part of a district wide initiative, funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund and Horsham District Council, with help from Community Partnerships Forum and Horsham Museum, it encourages you to explore places we all think we know.
Council helps local businesses to start trading online1st December 2020Recognising the urgency for some traders to start offering their product and services online as a result of Covid-19 restrictions the Council is funding the complete set up of ten new online ‘Pod Shop stores’ on a first come first served basis.
The Visitor and Tourism Group:1st December 2020One of the committees of the Steyning & District Community Partnership - are looking for a volunteer to take the position of Secretary to take notes at their monthly meeting.
Take part in our Wildlife Garden Survey:1st December 2020We’re asking families to fill in a short online survey to say what wild birds, insects and animals they see in their garden, and say how wildlife friendly their garden is. Do you have pond for example?
Museum archives: Justice for the Common Man1st December 2020In the Middle Ages there was a system of justice called ‘Wager of Law’. A defendant, in a court of law, could establish his innocence or non liability by taking an oath and by getting a number of his neighbours to swear that they believed in his oath.
Benefits of conscious breathing?1st December 2020The majority of us breathe dysfunctionally and this can have a profound impact on both our physical & mental health.
Need help with your garden?1st December 2020Through the first lockdown in particular, our gardens were a place to spend time in, get fresh air, rest, exercise, play or even catch up with a friend at an acceptable distance.
Southdown Nursery - Elf Hunt1st December 2020Wednesday 1st December - 09:00 - to January 7th - 15:00
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?