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November 3, 2014

Thank you for taking a look at this site. As you can see from the previous post I am unable to continue to update this site and newsletter.


Hay fever & blossom

April 9, 2011

After a week of above average temps the first blossom on our John Downie Crab Apple is out. And with the sun has come the dreaded hay fever!


Do you enjoy playing Draughts?

March 28, 2011

There is a NEW GROUP starting at WRVS Chesham House Centre in South Lancing.

Beautiful weather

March 27, 2011

It certainly feels like Spring. A walk on the hill behind Lancing was wonderful, saw several butterflies, Peacock, Comma, Brimstone and Small tortoiseshell. There were lambs in the fields and the air was full of bird song, especially the wonderful Skylark. We spotted a couple of Buzzards soaring high over Steepdown, these were being harassed by crows.

Clocks go forward and Spring is here!

March 26, 2011

We took a walk in Tottington Woods this afternoon to see how the season was coming on. The warm sunshine brought out Peacock and Comma butterflies and several strange looking flies, which I’m told are Bee-Flies. The woodland has been managed over the winter by Tottington Woodlanders, this was evident by the neat piles of wood in the area. Regular coppicing will increase the light to the woodland floor, helping the wood anemones and primroses to flourish and create open sheltered glades for the summer butterflies.

The bird song was lovely to hear and it will only be a matter of weeks until the Bluebells will be out. We’ll be back.

This lovely woodland is in Small Dole, there is  a brown sign on the main road nearly opposite the Fox pub, close to the Mackley Industrial Estate.

When the unimaginable happens…

March 13, 2011

Warmth, shelter and dignity.

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2011 Census

March 10, 2011