Dance your way to Keeping Fit – every Thursday Coronation Hall



Every Thursday 7.30pm – 8.30pm during term time

This is an alternative to a regular Aerobics or Zumba class. The class is informal and friendly and you will be encouraged to work at your own pace.  Over time the classes will improve your co-ordination and movements and sequences will become familiar.

All abilities and ages welcome

Drop-in class £6 per session

If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact

Kate Thorne 07940199092, 01243 814568 Email:

A27 Arundel Bypass consultation – full details

Message from Highways England giving full details of the latest round of consultation including details of how to submit your views.
There will be a display in Coronation Hall, Slindon from 2pm to 8pm on Thursday 19 September.

As you may know, we are holding a further public consultation about the A27 Arundel Bypass scheme between Friday 30 August and 11.59pm on Thursday 24 October 2019.

I am writing to you as we are interested to hear what local businesses and local community groups think about our updated proposals. I would like to invite you to a special exhibition preview on Friday 30 August to show you the proposals and ask for your views on the new information.

I hope you are able to join us on Friday 30 August at the Cathedral Centre in Arundel between 3.30pm and 5pm. 

We announced a preferred route known as Option 5Av3 last year, following public consultation in autumn 2017. We then began further developing the design as part of our work towards submitting a formal planning application. We discovered new information during the course of this work and, given the significant environmental sensitivities in the area, even relatively minor changes can have an important impact on overall route assessments. We therefore want to understand your views on the revised options for the scheme based on the latest available information, which we are presenting through this further consultation.

If you are unable to come, you may wish to visit one of our public consultation events listed below.

Cathedral CentreLondon Road,
Arundel, BN18 9BA
Tuesday 10 SeptThe White SwanChichester Road,
Arundel, BN18 0AD
3.30pm -8pm
Wednesday 11
Whiteways car park,South
Downs National Park
(our consultation van will be
Bury Hill, Houghton, BN18 9FD11

Wednesday 11
Impulse Leisure Centre car park, Storrington (our consultation van will be on-site)Spierbridge Road,
RH20 4PG
Saturday 14
Fontwell Park RacecourseArundel Road,
Fontwell, Arundel,
BN18 0SY
Thursday19 SeptemberCoronation Hall, SlindonReynold’s Lane, Slindon, West Sussex, BN18 0QT2pm-8pm
Saturday 28 SeptemberWalberton Village HallThe Street, Walberton, Arundel,BN18 0PJ10am-5pm
Tuesday1 OctoberLittlehampton Town Council – Manor House, LittlehamptonManor House, Church Street, Littlehampton, BN17 5EW2pm-8pm
Tuesday8 OctoberMill Road car park, Arundel (our consultation van will be on-site)Mill Road, Arundel, BN18 9PA11am-2pm

Saturday12 OctoberArundel Town HallMaltravers Street, Arundel, BN18 9AP10.30am-4pm

The preview and public events will give you an opportunity to learn more about the proposed options and discuss any queries that you have with members of our project team. 

In addition, we will be running four unstaffed exhibitions where you will be able to view some of the exhibition materials, and printed copies of the brochure and consultation response form:

Monday 16 & Tuesday17 SeptemberBognor Regis Town HallClarence Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1LDDuring usual opening hours
Wednesday25 SeptemberStorrington LibraryRyecroft Lane, Storrington, Pulborough, RH20 4PA9.30pm-5.30pm
Wednesday 9 OctoberYapton Village HallMain Road, Yapton, BN18 0ET10am-5.30pm
Monday 14 – Friday18 OctoberArun Civic Centre, LittlehamptonMaltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LFDuring usual opening hours

Copies of the brochure and consultation response form will also be available at local libraries throughout the consultation period.

From 30 August, the A27 Arundel bypass website will also have key information about the options, including the brochure, online consultation response form and various background reports and supporting information. You will also be able to find out where you can find hard copies of the brochure and consultation response form throughout the area. Please visit

How to respond

You can complete the consultation response form, including the organisation specific questions, and:

All responses to the public consultation will be considered by our project team as part of the option selection process. A report on the public consultation will then be produced and considered alongside all other evidence as part of our work to identify a new preferred route early next year.

If you have any general queries, please contact us on 0300 123 5000 (local rate), or

Should you be able to join us, we look forward to seeing you at the preview exhibition and hearing from you via the consultation response form.  

Yours faithfully,

Sophie Hartfield
Project Manager, A27 Arundel Bypass

07590 629271

Highways England | Bridge House | 1 Walnut Tree Close | Guildford | Surrey | GU1 4LZ

My normal working pattern is five days a week, but Friday afternoons off

Highways England Company Limited | General enquiries: 0300 123 5000 |National Traffic Operations Centre, 3 Ridgeway, Quinton Business Park, Birmingham B32 1AF |

Registered in England and Wales no 9346363 | Registered Office: Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LZ  

Talk by Peter Lovesey – writer of locally-set detective novels – Friday 20 September, St Mary’s at 7.30

Peter Lovesey is a British writer of historical and contemporary detective novels and short stories.  His best-known series character is Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, a modern-day police detective based in Bath.  Some of his Peter Diamond novels and all of his Inspector Henrietta Mallinn novels are set in West Sussex, based in Chichester.  ‘Down Among the Dead Men’ takes place in Slindon, Boxgrove, Bosham and Littlehampton, and is a good read.  

Peter Lovesey has won many awards for his work and, until recently, he lived for many years in Chichester – he knows Slindon and the Forge where he may well have derived inspiration for some of the characters in his books! In a recent message to the St Mary’s team, Peter said;
“I do know Slindon from previous visits to the marvellous community shop and the pumpkin festival. It was fun to locate some of my fictional characters in your village. I hope I didn’t take too many liberties!”

Further details of the talk and where to buy tickets will be publicised later shortly. In the meantime, please save the date. 

The Church Events Committee

Madehurst Flower, Fruit & Veg Festival – 21 & 22 September

Flixs in the Sticks – Stan & Ollie. Tuesday 24 September at 7.30 in Coronation Hall


Tuesday24thSeptember 7.30pm

Coronation Hall, Slindon


Laurel & Hardy, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future.  A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages – Stan & Ollie are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, and trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.  

“Steve Coogan and John C Reilly deliver central turns filled with love for their characters, hitting the emotional high notes the script demands

as a tale of enduring friendship.”

Call 01243 814735 or email  to book seatsor take your chanceandturn up on the night.  All seats £5.00 – pay at the door

Pre-film supper at The Forge next door

01243 814324 – booking essential.

In collaboration with


‘Cherry Soup – tales of the South Downs’ – play & supper at The Forge, Wednesday 25 September

Sara Clifford is the South Downs National Park writer in residence and she has written an hour-long play called ‘Cherry Soup – True and not so True Tales of the South Downs.’

Sara describes her play thus:

“A Cherry-Seller sits by the side of the road. We’ve all seen them. 

People stop, people buy cherries and people chat. They tell their stories: of ancient farms and modern fetes; of lost skills and identities; of overgrown orchards and the ghosts of the villages – as well as the new stories that people bring, different ideas and different cultures”.

Weaving the stories of some of the people Sara met during her research with tales of the history and culture of the Downs, this one-person show will explore the changing landscapes, work, homes and populations of the Park – as well as how the history of cherries is also the history of Southern England…

Supported by Applause Rural Touring and performed with text, music and humour, the show will ask questions about the past, present and future of the Park.

This is not about nostalgia – this is a Cherry Soup of a show: sweet and sour and a little unexpected…

The play is on tour across a number of venues (mostly pubs) across the South Downs including Slindon – where the performance will take place at the Forge (starting at 7.30 for 8).

The evening includes supper. Final details (including booking arrangements and prices) will be available later in July.

Stradivarious Piano Trio at Great Ballard School, Eartham – 7pm Friday 27 September

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Harvest Supper – Saturday 28th September, Coronation Hall

The annual Harvest Supper will be held in Coronation Hall on Saturday 28th September. 7 for 7.30.

There will be a cash bar (wine, beer, soft drinks) and supper –

Hot chicken supper
Apple Crumble & Ice Cream,
Cheese & Biscuits

Raffle – proceeds to charity

Plus Chi City Band to entertain everyone and sing along to!

Tickets are £6 (children under 12 £3) available from either Barbara Brimblecomb – 814285 or Tony Richards – 814735

LADY OF JAZZ – 7.30 FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER, Coronation Hall

A ‘concert with a story’ evoking the era of jazz in 1920’s New Orleans.
7.30 Coronation Hall. Part concert, part play!

A new one-act piece by John Gleadall and Greg Mosse, Lady of Jazz is an uplifting evocation of 1920s New Orleans and the gripping story of Honey Grey, lead singer in her Daddy’s band. But Honey is living a lie…
With eight original songs, inspired by Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong plus some jazz classics, Lady of Jazz reaches an extraordinary dramatic climax that coincides with one of the most important moments in 20th century American history – the start of the Great Migration out of the South.

Tickets £12.50 – to book call 814207

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