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DIARY
July 2016
Mon 25th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am
Tue 26th - Sat 30th Goodwood Horse Racing
Wed 27th Singleton Lunch Club

August 2016
Tue 2nd Summer Tea Party: The Rectory: 2pm: 01243 811213
Wed 3rd Wonderful Wednesdays: Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Fri 5th - Sun 7th Chilli Fiesta: West Dean Gardens
Mon 8th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
Wed 10th Wonderful Wednesdays: Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Sat 13th The Valley Gardening Club Annual Flower & Craft Show, 2pm, East Dean Village Hall
Wed 17th Wonderful Wednesdays: Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Sat 20th & Sun 21st Vintage & Steam: Weald & Downland Museum
Mon 19th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Stores
Wed 24th Wonderful Wednesdays: Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Wed 24th Singleton Lunch Club
Fri 26th - Sun 28th Goodwood Horse Racing
Tue 30th Goodwood Horse Racing
Wed 31st Wonderful Wednesdays: Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

September 2016
Mon 5th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
Fri 9th - Sun 11th Goodwood's Revival
Thu 15th Singleton & East Dean WI, East Dean Village Hall, 7pm. Guest Speaker Graham Perks, Back to School
Sat 17th Tod Anstee Valley Challenge: East Dean: 10am
Mon 19th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Stores
Wed 21st Singleton & Charlton Parish Council Meeting, Singleton Village Hall, 7pm
Wed 21st Goodwood Horse Racing
Wed 21st Fun Quiz Night: Weald & Downland Museum
Wed 28th Singleton Lunch Club

October 2016
Mon 3rd West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
Sun 9th Goodwood Horse Racing
Mon 17th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Stores
Thu 20th Singleton & East Dean WI, East Dean Village Hall, 7pm. Open Meeting. Guest Speaker Rupert Toovey, Treasures From Your Attic
Wed 26th Singleton Lunch Club
Mon 31st West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre

November 2016
Wed 9th The Valley Gardening Club AGM, 7pm, venue TBC
Mon 14th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
Thu 17th Singleton & East Dean WI, Singleton Village Hall, 7pm. Annual Meeting
Wed 23rd Singleton Lunch Club
Wed 23rd Singleton & Charlton Parish Council Meeting, Singleton Village Hall, 7pm
Mon 28th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Stores

December 2016
Mon 5th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am
Thu 8th Singleton & East Dean WI, Singleton Village Hall, 7pm. Christmas Party
Fri 9th Gentlemen’s Lunch, East Dean Village Hall, 12.30pm
Wed 14th Singleton Lunch Club
Mon 19th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
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East Dean  - 
 
EAST DEAN FOOTBALL CLUB
Phil Cooper, Secretary
The summer break is now over and preparations are under way for next season as we get ready for the start in September, having achieved promotion to Division One South. In contrast to the ultra rich clubs in the professional game, local teams like East Dean do not receive any funding from organisations such as The Football Association and funds have to be raised by the club members. Already there has been a sponsored run from Lavant to East Dean with the four participants raising a healthy amount to get the fundraising underway.

We can also report that out kit sponsor for the past few seasons has unfortunately had to pull out this year so if anyone is interested in taking on this role please contact Tim Calloway or Peter Kearvell (07944 036709) for more details.

Training is now underway and if anyone would like to join a session please contact the manager Peter, on the number above.

Fixtures for next season are not yet to hand, however there are a few friendly games organised before the first league game.

Our dedicated team of helpers without whom the club would not be able to continue, are ready to go again, and we look forward to welcoming our supporters back to games both home and away.
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Peter Kearvell

East Dean  - 
 
Pre season got underway yesterday at the ground a good session,good numbers workout and more new players. training now moves to Tuesday at the ground.
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Peter Kearvell

East Dean  - 
 
Follow us on twitter @eastdeanfc
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West Dean  - 
 
 
Last few days of the #chillifiesta  early bird offer to SAVE 20% on weekend camping passes and day tickets. Check out the full Chilli Fiesta line-up (5-7 August) and book your tickets today! There's loads going on including music, dance, food, children's activities, 140 food and shopping stalls, funfair and fireworks. (Early bird offer ends 25 July). https://www.westdean.org.uk/gardens/events/chilli-fiesta
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Peter Kearvell

East Dean  - 
 
The club are looking for more people to get involved in the club,in particular advertising and sponsorship are just one of the areas we need more help,if interested please contact the club for details.
One area we can do this is through advertising boards at the ground we need to get a few new companys if we can,so if you have a company that would be interested then again contact the club for package deals.as you can see from the pictures below the ground looks great with them.many thanks edfc mobile 07944036709 email eastdean@hotmail.com
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GREAT MOMENTS
Peter Rice
So we've decided to leave the European Union. But it's not a matter of life or death. When I was five years old the really big commitment was made, on D-day, June 6th 1944. In just a few hours, the Allied forces ensured the future, not just of this country but of the whole of Europe, and perhaps the world. It could easily have gone wrong. The weather was critical. Just a slightly stronger wind could have spelt disaster on its own. We had kept the Germans guessing as to where we were going to land. Or had they actually known and kept us in the dark? We were relying on the personal valour and skill of all those brave fighters and in the plans that directed them. Would they prove true? Things go horribly wrong on battlefields. Would the successes overcome the inevitable setbacks? It was truly a single day that decided our future.

Go back to 1941 and it all looked very different. Germany controlled the whole of Europe and was crushing the Russians. Rommel was pushing us all over North Africa. The Japanese were unstoppable in the far East. True, Pearl Harbour had brought the Americans into the War, but where and when was the fightback going to start? The Americans were keen to invade Europe as soon as possible. The intention was to distract Hitler from the Russian front but it would have been a disaster. Churchill pushed for the invasion of North Africa and the success of this, together with Montgomery's defeat of Rommel, opened the way for the invasion of Italy. It was not, however, the key to bringing Germany to its knees.

Churchill felt that an invasion up through Greece and another through Norway, together with the the Italian campaign, would do the trick. Bearing in mind that the Germans were masters of defensive warfare and that in all three theatres the terrain favoured the defence, these were all non- starters. There was also the belief that the intensive bombing of German cities could, on its own, bring victory. It actually made the Germans feel that they had no choice but to fight to the death

Churchill had doubts about the invasion of France right up until late 1943 but by this time ultimate control had passed to the Americans. Operation Overlord was finally agreed and the great fleet of ships and aircraft set off on that fateful morning, 6th June. That is the day that has made all the difference to my life.

Leaving the EC is, by comparison, not so crucial, but no one should forget that the Union was founded partly to avoid any possibility of another D-day for my children and grandchildren.
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Singleton & Charlton  - 
 
Changes agreed for West Sussex Household Waste Recycling Sites
Changes will be made to West Sussex’s 11 Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs) after a decision from the Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services. The changes are to be made following feedback from 4,899 residents who took part in a four week public consultation, the comments of the Inter Authority Waste Group, district and borough and parish councils and the Environmental and Community Services Select Committee. Click for more...
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Singleton & Charlton  - 
 
SINGLETON PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE
Please take a look at our website which tells you everything you need to know about your local Parish Council.

You will find information on:
Meetings – including agendas and draft minutes
Councillors – who they are and what they do
Policies – how we conduct our business
Budget & expenditure – how we spend our precept and grants
Resilience – including water emergencies
Getting involved – meeting dates & Councillor vacancies

www.singletonparishcouncil.co.uk

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Singleton & Charlton  - 
 
SINGLETON PARISH COUNCIL
Upcoming Parish Council meeting dates for 2016: Wednesday evenings starting 7pm in Singleton Village Hall
21st September
23rd November
Members of the public are warmly encouraged and welcome to attend. If you would like anything discussed please get in touch with the clerk who can include in the agenda.
Agendas will be published on our website and on the notice boards no later than three working days before a meeting. Draft Minutes will be published on our website.
Jane Landstrom, Clerk
www.singletonparishcouncil.co.uk
singletonparishcouncil1@gmail.com
01798 669118

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Singleton & Charlton  - 
 
SINGLETON PARISH COUNCIL NOTICE OF VACANCY
Do you live in the Parish of Singleton & Charlton?
Do you take an active interest in your community and want to make a difference?
Why not become a member the
Parish Council.

We have 1 vacancy and are keen to co-opt a new Councillor.

If interested and for further information please contact the Clerk and look at the ‘Become a Councillor’ pages on our website.

www.singletonparishcouncil.co.uk

Jane Landstrom, Clerk
singletonparishcouncil1@gmail.com / 01798 669118

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About this community

You are visiting the online pages which support The Valley Diary, a small printed publication which serves the villages of the Lavant Valley just outside Chichester in West Sussex, England, UK. The Valley Diary is distributed free of charge to all 650 homes in the villages as well as local clubs, shops, pubs, churches, public buildings and services and has an estimated readership of 2500 each month. It's paid for by it's advertisers. The Valley Diary at its outset in 2004 aims to publicise forthcoming events in the villages, to the people who live in them. Since that purpose was set out The Valley Diary has developed to include some editorial content of interest to the people who live in the villages, reports and photos of events that have happened, quizzes and crosswords, news and reviews and various other content as submitted either regularly, occasional or just as one-offs. Ted Salmon is the Editor and can be reached on 01243 818161 David Mather deals with Accounts and Advertising and can be reached on 01243 811451 Chris Kelly sorts out Distribution and can be reached on 01243 811833

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THE VALLEY DIARY AUGUST 2016 EDITION
This has now been published to the community here and you can access it by clicking here https://goo.gl/MVWIPI along with all the back issues.
For those who live in the villages of the Lavant Valley of course, you'll get your own copy delivered free of charge in due course. Hope you enjoy it :-)
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Pubs  - 
 
 
We offer a lovely children's menu so make it a family day out http://bit.ly/29SBI71
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Singleton & Charlton  - 
 
Sussex Wildlife Trust
Levin Down Update
August 2016
Ann Griffiths
Summer – worth the wait - the reserve looks stunning at the moment – it is gradually changing from yellow – with the plants dominated by rough hawkbit to the mauve dominated by marjoram. Rough hawkbit has a very hairy stem that swells slightly at the top. The solitary flowers, are in bloom from late May to October. The leaves form a basal rosette. It has an ability to regenerate after close cutting or grazing. It also has a long tap root which helps sustain it through summer when maximum shoot growth occurs.

Marjoram is another of the natural herbs that grows on the downs - it is a perennial (caries on growing from one year to the next) and spreads slowly to form neat clumps of upright stems. The small, rounded leaves release their pungent scent when crushed or cooked. From July until October the stems are topped with rounded heads of tiny flowers, dark reddish purple when in bud but opening to pale pink. The contrast between buds and open flowers is very marked. This species is very attractive to late summer butterflies, bees and other pollinators.

Keep a look out for butterflies – the “second brood” of common blues is about and there are plenty of “skippers” too! Work also carries on keeping the reserve in trim whilst it is rested from the sheep and ponies – this includes ragwort removal, invasive species control and repairs to structures.

If you have any information about the reserve or wildlife sightings please ring 01273 492630
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West Dean  - 
 
July 2016 News from West Dean School
Last month we told you about Rocksteady coming to our school and inspiring rockers of the future. Some of our children have signed up for weekly lessons on rock instruments and in the last week of term parents and students were treated to an end of term concert. The children had only had 5 sessions but their passion, ability and learning shone through. Rocksteady gives children the opportunity to have access to instruments that school are not necessarily able to provide and the children stepped up and performed like professionals.

On Saturday 2nd July our Summer Fete took place. It was a huge community success. Thank you to everyone who contributed and all those who came along and supported us. The rain stayed away and we raised a fantastic £3,800 that will be invested back into the school; from purchasing iPads and supporting the swimming pool to extra-curricular trips and activities.

Our Apple Class teachers and assistants have been very busy welcoming 14 new reception children who will be starting in September. The children came into school for three transition afternoons, combined with home visits and a meet and greet of current parents and new parents, we feel the children are ready to start their school life when they join us in September.

Our sports morning took place on Wednesday 13th July; it was a sunny day and lots of parents came to support. There were a variety of races from team events to individual events, including the very popular “tunnel” race. Several West Dean records were broken with some very close finishes and some enthusiastic parents got involved in the parent’s obstacle race which the children loved.

We had a very productive INSET day with school staff and governors working together to review the development plan for the coming year, allowing us to be in the strongest position going into the new year.

Finally, Chestnut Class (10 and 11yr olds) visited the Weald and Downland Museum to see the play, Cyrano de Bergerac. It was the most awesome outdoor performance and the children followed up with learning in literacy and how we can make first impressions of people.

Thank you to all West Dean Primary School teachers, governors, assistants, helpers, PTA, parents who have made this year a great one. We hope you all have a wonderful summer. We will be back sharing our news in October.
West Dean Church of England Primary School is a small caring community, housed in a Victorian building set in beautiful grounds in the village of West Dean, nestled in the heart of the South Downs countryside. Outstanding Education is provided for all our pupils through our focus on children as ...
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Goodwood  - 
 
Limited tickets now remain for the Qatar Goodwood Festival
Tickets for the Qatar Goodwood Festival next week (Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 July) are now in short supply, with 90 per cent of tickets sold out on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Booking is now advised, as the Racecourse can no longer guarantee availability on the gate.

One of the highlights of the summer season, the Qatar Goodwood Festival combines top-class international horseracing with relaxed atmosphere. Goodwood is widely regarded as the most beautiful racecourse in the world and King Edward VII once described the event as a ‘garden party with racing tacked on.’ However, tickets are running out fast.

Join thousands atop the stunning South Downs, the Qatar Goodwood Festival is the place to see and be seen. On all days guests can enjoy superb food and drink, live music and even complimentary strawberries and cream. So please ensure you order your tickets today to avoid the disappointment of missing out.

Fashion takes centre stage on Ladies’ Day, Thursday 28 July. In the Magnolia Cup, a charity race for high-profile lady riders, such as Charlotte Hogg, COO of the Bank of England and Izzy Taylor, team GB event rider. Their silks are created by top designers who include Vivian Westwood, Liberty and ME+EM. A limited number of tickets now remain for Ladies' Day, with over 90 per cent sold out.

Guests can enjoy 13 Group races across the five-day event, with prize money totalling over £4.9 million. The undoubted highlight is the £1 million Group 1 Qatar Sussex Stakes on Wednesday 27 July, in which three Guineas winners – Galileo Gold, Awtaad and The Gurkha – are among the confirmations.

The Qatar Goodwood Festival reaches its finale on Saturday 30 July, with the Group 1 Qatar Nassau Stakes for fillies and mares being the feature race. The historic Qatar Stewards Cup is another for the speed demons, with around 30 horses in a thrilling cavalry charge down the Goodwood straight.
Set in 12,000 acres of glorious Sussex countryside, Goodwood is an English estate like no other.​
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Singleton & Charlton  - 
 
WSCC What matters to you survey
The County Council has launched a county-wide consultation called 'What Matters To You?' and is inviting residents to answer questions and give their views to help shape the 2015/16 budget. WSCC provides more than £500m worth of services to more than 800,000 residents in the county. To complete the survey click through... The survey runs from 5th July – 30th August 2016
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Singleton & Charlton  - 
 
END OF AN ERA AS SCHOOL SAYS FAREWELL TO BURSAR
It was the end of an era for Singleton C.E. Primary School as the School Bursar, Lesley Calloway, retired after two decades of service.

Lesley, who lives in East Dean, has a long association with the school, having herself attended as a pupil when the school was located in the centre of Singleton village. In addition, later, when the school had moved to its present site in Charlton Road, both her children attended the school.

She has worked at the school for 21 years and before that for the Property Department at West Sussex County Council.

Headteacher, Christopher Todd, said, “Her local knowledge is legendary – she knows the families and faces of everyone associated with the school. Furthermore she has demonstrated on many occasions, her personal dedication to the school – working with others to prevent its closure in the 1980s, helping raise much needed funds through the work of the Friends and supporting the school in many, many ways. For this we wanted to say a huge thank you to Les and mark this end of an era, as she moves into retirement and becoming a grandmother. Needless to say, she will always be welcome at the school – we love having people in to hear children read - so this is a goodbye, not a farewell.”

A presentation was made as part of the Leavers’ service at the village church which was well attended by pupils, staff, parents and friends of the school. This was followed by a picnic in the school grounds.
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West Dean  - 
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